10 Real-life Costumed Crime Fighters

Lion Heart
Lion Heart does his work in war-torn Liberia where, people often have to flee their homes during attacks. It’s not for faint-of-heart heroes. ©ISSOUF SANOGO/AFP/GettyImages

Lion Heart is a mask-wearing superhero in the West African country of Liberia.

Moved by the disease and death he saw ravaging his country, Lion Heart is an advocate for clean drinking water in his nation. He is an outreach worker and educator, spreading knowledge about the dangers of drinking unclean water -- including diarrhea and water-borne diseases like dysentery and cholera. And because six out of seven Liberians use the bush as their bathroom (access to toilets and sanitation are major issues in Liberia), Lion Heart also focuses on educating villagers about sanitation, hygiene, and how to boil water to make it safe for drinking.