A REAL-LIFE superhero called the Black Widow is tackling bar brawlers and car thieves in an American city.
The mysterious crimefighter, who models himself on Marvel superhero Spiderman, stalks the streets of Norfolk in Virginia and tackles evildoers using his finely-tuned fighting WTKR News 3
The Black Widow protects the citizens of Norfolk in WTKR News 3
He was inspired to become a crime fighter after being bullied as a WTKR News 3
The black belt martial artist claims to have stopped a number of crimes
Amazingly, he’s not the only real life hero inspired by the wall-crawling webslinger.
He told News 3: “I stopped fights in some of the bars around here.
“I stopped carjackings in dormant areas. I stopped a woman from being assaulted.”
The 20-year-old refuses to reveal his identity and goes by the alias Matsuda Yuuma.
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The wall-crawler shows off his athletic WTKR News 3
He claims he is not a hero or vigilante, just someone trying to help his WTKR News 3
Black Widow says he has stopped carjackings and assaults in his city
The black belt martial artist even came into existence the same way as the web-slinging hero – after a spider bite.
He said: “I was bullied because I was different. I wasn’t like everybody else. If you’re different then you’re pretty much outcast.”
He claims he is neither a hero nor a vigilante, but an ordinary guy who just wants to help the people of his WTKR News 3
The Black Widow stops for a picture with a couple of WTKR News 3
He admits what he is doing is dangerous but says the peril is worth it to help WTKR News 3
The Black Widow logo on his home-made costume
He said: “I’m here to provide and help out my community however possible. Help out the homeless, make sure nobody is doing nothing wrong.
“For the most part, teaching others to be free and be themselves.
“I just do what I can and the crime is not even my focus. I know I can get shot, stabbed, anything that would cause me physical harm, that will affect my life.
“Do I care? No.”
Matsuda is a restaurant worker and a DJ when he’s not patrolling the streets in spandex.