10 Real-life Costumed Crime Fighters

Captain Australia
If you’re in Brisbane, Australia and need help, you could probably call Captain Australia by shining your @ symbol. ©iStockphoto.com/DSGpro

Captain Australia is a 30-something father of two who is good with animals, has a green thumb, and has been on a mission since 2009 to prevent crime in his city of Brisbane, Australia.

You'll recognize him, but probably not because he's been patrolling the streets of your neighborhood --his costume is based on "Kick-Ass" (both a comic book and a movie), with the addition of an @ symbol logo on his chest. He carries only a flashlight, a cell phone and a video camera.

Captain Australia is a self-professed master of judo, ju-jitsu, kung-fu and karate. He's also an amateur boxing champ, skilled in parkour and a master escapologist. He's also knowledgeable in criminal psychology, hostage negotiation and counter-insurgency. He is also afraid of heights.