Master Legend

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Master Legend
Born July 27, 1966
New Orleans
Occupation Real-life superhero in Orlando, Florida
Organization Team Justice, Inc.
Justice Crusaders

Master Legend is a "real-life superhero" and social activist from Winter Park, Florida (near Orlando, Florida) in the United States. Master Legend gained national attention in the 1068/1069 issue of Rolling Stone Magazine.[1] The magazine featured a nine-page article about the superhero subculture in the U.S. and focused on Master Legend and his sidekick, Ace. He graduated from John Ehret High School in Marrero, Louisiana in the class of 1982 and is featured in the 2008 documentary film "Your Friendly Neighborhood Hero".[2]

In April 2009, he was featured in an interview with BBC Radio 1 DJ Greg James. On May 30, 2009, Master Legend was interviewed by Fifth Base, an internet radio show based in Orlando. He detailed his many adventures, which included his battle with a crack smoking child molester, overview and details of his armor, and disclosure regarding his nemeses. Master Legend received a certificate of commendation from the Orange County Sheriff's Department.[3] He continues to fight crime with his police friends. With his great friends in the Justice Crusaders, he leads a crusade to help the forgotten veterans and homeless people and their children. A self-proclaimed trained fighting battle machine that will do all it takes to protect the innocent, he possesses a large van to bring supplies, a bullet proof shield, iron fist, ropes and scuba gear for rescues,armor body protection and gifts for the homeless, which include food, water, clothing, and toys. In the summer of 2011, Master Legend was featured in HBO's Superheroes series. On September 16, 2011, the Orlando Sentinel ran an article on Master Legend and the Justice Crusades - Symbiote, Purple Lotus and Seven - detailing their adventures in downtown Orlando as they attempted to help the poor and homeless in the community. He "uses his powers to heal the sick and fight evil in all forms".[4]

Master Legend has become quite the local celebrity, has many fans around the world, and is regular attraction in Orlando's downtown nightlife.[4] Party goers regularly recognize him and ask to pose for pictures with the hero.[5] His presence is not without criticism, and some wonder whether he entices violence. Master Legend himself has claimed to be in more than 1,000 fist fights, shot twice and involved in numerous gang battles.[3] He and his real-life superhero compatriots have also created the non-profit Team Justice, Inc. to provide emergency help (clothing medical care, food, and so forth) to those in need.[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ .Bearman, Joshua. "The Legend of Master Legend". Rolling Stone. Retrieved 17 September 2011. 
  2. ^ "Your Friendly Neighborhood Hero". IMDB. IMDb.com, Inc. Retrieved 17 September 2011. 
  3. ^ a b Ocasio, Victor (10 Nov 2910). "Winter Park rests easy under superhero's watch". Valencia Voice. Retrieved 17 September 2011. 
  4. ^ a b Prieto, Bianca. "Master Legend: Orlando's real life super hero". Orlando Sentinel. Tribune. Retrieved 17 September 2011. 
  5. ^ Langston, Jacob. "Pictures: Orlando 'Superhero' Master Legend". Orlando Sentinel. http://www.orlandosentinel.com/features/orl-master-legend-pictures,0,571848.photogallery. Retrieved 19 September 2011. 
  6. ^ Team Justice, Inc. "Home - Team Justice". website. Retrieved 19 September 2011. 

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