Masks Beget Masks: A TL for Vigilantes

POD: August 8, 1925,.... The Ku Klux Klan marched with impunity across Pennsylvania Avenue, and in front of the White House. It would be ironic to note that this event, would actually serve as the inspiration for the rise of vigilantes and superheroes in the United States and across the globe. Causing massive changes in race relations to political realities....

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Just remember, the rules are simple, the laws of physics and medicine apply. There are no mutant powers, radiation will kill you painfully rather than give a person fantastic powers. "Super Soldier Drugs" are most likely methamphetamines with steroids, mixed with cocaine. Also rich playboy billionaires will more likely bribe judges and elected to get justice, rather than put themselves in actual physical danger. Also, any claim that the hero will not leave DNA samples, or can easily evade bullets and drones and security cameras is complete bullsh**,...
 
Just remember, the rules are simple, the laws of physics and medicine apply. There are no mutant powers, radiation will kill you painfully rather than give a person fantastic powers. "Super Soldier Drugs" are most likely methamphetamines with steroids, mixed with cocaine. Also rich playboy billionaires will more likely bribe judges and elected to get justice, rather than put themselves in actual physical danger. Also, any claim that the hero will not leave DNA samples, or can easily evade bullets and drones and security cameras is complete bullsh**,...
Okay I'm interested, where should we start?
 
Here are a few PODs to flag that the TL is going to have some precedents:

April 9, 1931: Scottsboro Lynchings; 3 African-American teens are brutally beaten, emasculated, burned and hanged alive, amidst accusations of raping white women, sparking international attention,...

November 14, 1957: Battle of Apalachin; Vigilantes crash a Mafia convention of organized crime leaders in Apalachin, New York, sparking international attention,...

July 12-17, 1967: Anthony M. Imperiale Sr. , leads the "First Aid Squad" in an effort to protect Italian-American neighborhood during the Newark Race Riots,...

October 14 , 1974: Richard Allen Pesta (a.k.a. "Captain Sticky" makes his hit debut in San Diego, California, sparking international attention,...

July 13-14, 1977: New York City Blackout; Blackout of the New York tri-state is seen by many as the initial impetus for many vigilantes, sparking international attention,...

February 13, 1979: "Guardian Angel" (a.k.a. Curtis Silwa) emerges as a popular vigilante in New York City, New York, sparking international attention and concern,...

November 3, 1981: Anthony J. Imperiale (R-NJ) is elected governor of New Jersey, citing his "First Aid Squad" as his experience for elected office,...

December 17, 1986: Richard Allen Pesta (a.k.a. "Captain Sticky") of San Diego, California was arrested after being linked to a pornography ring,...
 
Here are a few PODs to flag that the TL is going to have some precedents:

April 9, 1931: Scottsboro Lynchings; 3 African-American teens are brutally beaten, emasculated, burned and hanged alive, amidst accusations of raping white women, sparking international attention,...

November 14, 1957: Battle of Apalachin; Vigilantes crash a Mafia convention of organized crime leaders in Apalachin, New York, sparking international attention,...

July 12-17, 1967: Anthony M. Imperiale Sr. , leads the "First Aid Squad" in an effort to protect Italian-American neighborhood during the Newark Race Riots,...

October 14 , 1974: Richard Allen Pesta (a.k.a. "Captain Sticky" makes his hit debut in San Diego, California, sparking international attention,...

July 13-14, 1977: New York City Blackout; Blackout of the New York tri-state is seen by many as the initial impetus for many vigilantes, sparking international attention,...

February 13, 1979: "Guardian Angel" (a.k.a. Curtis Silwa) emerges as a popular vigilante in New York City, New York, sparking international attention and concern,...

November 3, 1981: Anthony J. Imperiale (R-NJ) is elected governor of New Jersey, citing his "First Aid Squad" as his experience for elected office,...

December 17, 1986: Richard Allen Pesta (a.k.a. "Captain Sticky") of San Diego, California was arrested after being linked to a pornography ring,...
When these "Super Soldier Drugs" will be introduced?
 
Um, did I overdo it?:

(Insert date here) 40s/50s: American Defense League (ADL) is founded by (insert name here) as "a nation wide movement" to "oppose the spread of Jewish Communism" and "stop the spread of degenerate beliefs",....

(Insert date here): (insert name here) says "the words 'racism' and 'sexism' is invented by Jewish Communists to undermine the White European race" during a debate with (insert name here) at (insert place here),....

(Insert date here): Beth Sholom Massacre; shootout at the Beth Sholom synagogue resulted in 34 dead, 17 injured; the shooter (insert name here) calls for the "Second Holocaust" after his arrest, sparking international attention and concern,....

(Insert date here): (insert name here) leads Antifascist Action (a.k.a. Antifa) in an effort to protect Jewish communities during the 'Blue Scare',....
 
Consider that it would be c. 1942, but it would be essentially just crystal meth and painkillers for soldiers.
Okay:

July 20, 1942: (insert name here) of (insert nation here) introduces an super soldier drug called "Adamantium" which enhances solders' capabilities to (insert level here)

EDIT: References anyone?
 
Don't worry, it actually works:
Um, did I overdo it?:

June 19, 1948: American Defense League (ADL) is founded by Robert W. Welch Jr., as "a nationwide movement" to "oppose the spread of Jewish Communism" and "stop the spread of degenerate beliefs",....

April 14, 1958 : George Lincoln Rockwell, leader of the American Nazi Party says "the words 'racism' and 'sexism' is invented by Jewish Communists to undermine the White European race" during a debate with Elijah Muhammad, Nation of Islam, at Columbia University,....

November 3, 1958: Beth Sholom Massacre; shootout at the Beth Sholom synagogue in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania resulted in 34 dead, 17 injured; the shooter Eliot Higgins calls for the "Second Holocaust" after his arrest, sparking international attention and concern,....

November 4, 1957: Johua Haberman leads Antifascist Action (a.k.a. Antifa) of Minneapolis, Minnesota in an effort to protect Jewish communities during the 'Blue Scare',....
Hope that helps!
 
Don't worry, it actually works:

Hope that helps!
Good, now I have a few more ideas for this:

Like the Blue Scare replacing the Red Scare, with the first one being started with TTL version of 9/11:

April 20, 1957: Empire State Bombing (a.k.a. the 4/20 attacks); two airplanes driven by communist sympathizers hit the Empire State Building (insert number of deaths, injuries, and damage here), causing nationwide panic and trama,....

April 23, 1957 President (insert name here) blames the 4/20 attacks on "Jewish Bolshevism and their degenerate slaves" along with "their negro and sand-nigger allies" starting the First Blue Scare, gaining condemnation by the international community,....
 
Good, now I have a few more ideas for this:

Like the Blue Scare replacing the Red Scare, with the first one being started with TTL version of 9/11:

April 20, 1957: Empire State Bombing (a.k.a. the 4/20 attacks); two airplanes driven by communist sympathizers hit the Empire State Building, 25 killed, 78 Injured, setting fire to 3 stories of the famed skyscraper, causing nationwide panic and trama,....

April 23, 1957 President Strom Thurmond blames the 4/20 attacks on "Jewish Bolshevism and their degenerate slaves" along with "their negro and sand-nigger allies" starting the First Blue Scare, gaining condemnation by the international community,....
And the details have been added...
 
I have a idea where communists with the support of the Soviets takes over New York City and the American government ends up having to destroy the WTC, the headquarters of the rebels, viva pulling a 9/11, taking back the city, which will start either the Second or Third Blue Scare.

Am I going too far? Just tell me.
 
I have a idea where communists with the support of the Soviets takes over New York City and the American government ends up having to destroy the WTC, the headquarters of the rebels, viva pulling a 9/11, taking back the city, which will start either the Second or Third Blue Scare.

Am I going too far? Just tell me.
Probably a little too far for now. Just consider that the situation would already feed into the McCarthyite fears of the period...
 
In the meantime, please consider the following PODs to flag certain superhero tropes:

July 31, 1931: (insert name here) takes up the role of the vigilante (insert name here) in (insert city here) attracting the attention of the press and law enforcement officials, sparking international attention,....

June 28, 1934: Rodolfo Guzman Huerta a.k.a. "El Santo", emerges in the Guerrero district of Mexico City, Mexico, becoming one of the first "masked avengers" outside of the United States, sparking international attention,....

February 17, 1936: (insert name here) takes up the role of the vigilante (insert name here) in (insert city here) attracting the attention of the press and law enforcement officials, sparking international attention,....

February 2, 1940: (insert name here) takes up the role of the vigilante (insert name here) in (insert city here) becoming the first recognized female vigilante, sparking international attention and concern,....

April1, 1955: (insert name here) takes up the role of the vigilante (insert name here) in (insert city here) emerges as the first "Hero of the Television Age" attracting the attention of the press and law enforcement officials, sparking international attention,....

July 17, 1966: (insert name here) takes up the role of the vigilante (insert name here) in (insert city here) emerges as the first "Japanese Superhero" attracting the attention of the press and law enforcement officials, sparking international attention,....

September 12, 1982: Rodolfo Guzman Huerta a.k.a. "El Santo" dies in Mexico City, Mexico, considered one of the great national heroes, sparking international attention and concern,....

December 11, 1989: Right-wing vigilante "Sombra Negra" begins a war against MS-13 gang members in San Salvador, El Salvador, brutally executing and decapitating criminals, sparking national attention and concern,...
 
The Tables Have Turned:p
In the meantime, please consider the following PODs to flag certain superhero tropes:

July 31, 1931: Nelson Barker takes up the role of the vigilante "Mr. Actionable" in Los Angeles, California attracting the attention of the press and law enforcement officials, sparking international attention,....

June 28, 1934: Rodolfo Guzman Huerta a.k.a. "El Santo", emerges in the Guerrero district of Mexico City, Mexico, becoming one of the first "masked avengers" outside of the United States, sparking international attention,....

February 17, 1936: Maxime Leandres takes up the role of the vigilante "Master Macaw" in Marseille, France, attracting the attention of the press and law enforcement officials, sparking international attention,....

February 2, 1940: Rashmi Pandey takes up the role of the vigilante "Phurteela Prakaash" in New Delhi, India, becoming the first recognized female vigilante, sparking international attention and concern,....

April1, 1955: Sylvia Dotson takes up the role of the vigilante "Miss Melee" in Tallahassee, Florida emerges as the first "Hero of the Television Age" attracting the attention of the press and law enforcement officials, sparking international attention,....

July 17, 1966: Toshiyuki Uchida takes up the role of the vigilante "Tuxedo Mask" in Tokyo, Japan emerges as the first "Japanese Superhero" attracting the attention of the press and law enforcement officials, sparking international attention,....

September 12, 1982: Rodolfo Guzman Huerta a.k.a. "El Santo" dies in Mexico City, Mexico, considered one of the great national heroes, sparking international attention and concern,....

December 11, 1989: Right-wing vigilante "Sombra Negra" begins a war against MS-13 gang members in San Salvador, El Salvador, brutally executing and decapitating criminals, sparking national attention and concern,...
 
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