Isle of Wight Comic Con inspires the Wight Knight (real life super hero)

The Wight Knight says he’s not a crime fighter or vigilante, but a real life super hero who will patrol the streets of the Isle of Wight, “to make the Isle of Wight community a better, safer place to live and enjoy”.

The Wight Knight

At the beginning of last month, a real life super hero (RLSH) for the Isle of Wight was revealed on social media. The Wight Knight launched himself on Facebook and Instagram revealing his costume and plans to patrol the streets of the Island.

Just before Christmas the Wight Knight announced that he had become “Division Commander for the Justice Alliance Initiative UK Division” and planned on “working to make the Isle of Wight community a better, safer place to live and enjoy”.

Wight Knight: Division Commander for the UK
Earlier today, explaining what inspired him to take on this role, the Wight Knight told OnTheWight,

“I’ve always liked the idea of helping the community and I saw some photos of super hero cosplayers from the last Comic Con on the Island and wondered if there were people who dress up like that all the time.

“I came across the RLSH (real life super hero movement) documentaries on YouTube, mostly in America, but some over here, in places like London and Liverpool.

“I messaged an RLSH group called the Justice Alliance Initiative (JAI) who accepted me into their ranks and gave me an introduction to being an RLSH and have become a division commander for the UK.

“In the future I hope to help open other branches of the JAI across the UK.”

Not a “crime fighter or vigilante”
Making it clear that he did not want to be confused as a “crime fighter or vigilante”, the Wight Knight went on to say,

“I do not go out to fight crime or issue punishment on individuals. I only patrol to look for things I can report to the police and let the proper authorities deal with the legal detainment.

“I also never use force in any instance unless it is to protect my own life.”

Latest patrol
As well as having reporting child porn accounts on Instagram, The Wight Knight’s latest log (from Sunday 13th January 2019) reads:

“Went on patrol in town of Ventnor, spoke to several people including one lovely couple for five minutes who took a photo of me and Handed out four information cards.

“Met Jack Charge Photography for a photoshoot around the cliff path to Steep Hill Cove and across the seafront, wonderful scenery. Jack is a Great photographer and great guy.

“Went all the way through to Upper Ventnor and spotted some girls throwing stones at properties who soon dropped them and ran home when they thought I was a ninja. Successful patrol.”

The Wight Knight in Ventnor by Jack Charge

If you meet the Wight Knight he may give you one of his cards

The Wight Knight Information Card
The Wight Knight Information Card

You can find the Wight Knight on Instagram as well as Facebook

Source: IWCP

Images: © Jack Charge Photography

Monday, 14th January, 2019 6:55pm

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Dodgydidger

“I’m not wearing hockey-pads…”

freddiem

Whatever floats your boat. I should think small children and some adults will love him.

Another perspective

What’s that word Bob Seely is fond of using again???

Mark L Francis

How do you know it ISN’T Bob Seely?

juliancritchley

Thank you. That actually made me laugh out loud. Always a tonic!

peterj
Consider the facts: 1. The main colour on the outfit after black is blue. 2. On his King’s College profile he lists ‘non-conventional conflict’ as one of his research interests. 3. He is a highly decorated special forces operative (or something). 4. He has the allure of a roguish billionaire playboy like Batman. 5. Batman also wore a lot of black. 6. He allegedly is part of… Read more »
doughnut

Now I am worried to go out and about…

Mr Magoo
This character who appears for some reason to have been taken seriously by at least two Island media outlets, is a mix between fantasy and reality. If our White Knight is a serious champion for law and order why does he have to dress like a cartoon character to do it when he risks ridicule at best and possible assault at worst? He must fear the latter… Read more »