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“I’m Phoenix Jones. I’m from the Seattle area. And I fight crime.” That’s how local masked man Phoenix Jones introduced himself to a group of boisterous college students sitting outside of the Chipotle restaurant in the University District Friday night, as I accompanied him on his nightly patrol. Jones—not his real name—is the latest masked avenger to gain notoriety as part of a growing Real Life Super Hero movement: people who dress up in costumes and do good deeds, or at least say they do. Last week, the Seattle Police Department’s Robbery unit sent out an internal memo to officers, warning them that they may soon encounter Jones or his fellow costumed do-gooders—"Thorn," Buster Doe," "Green Reaper," "Gemini," "No Name," "Catastrophe," "Thunder 88," and "Penelope,” according to the memo—who have popped up on Seattle’s increasingly weird streets over the last year.