Meet the EU’s adorably awkward real-life superhero: Captain Europe

I know that this doesn’t strictly have anything to do with tech — except for the social media presence — but trust me, you’ll want to know more about this.

While scrolling through Twitter, on the prowl for stories on EU tech regulations (I’m the fun guy at the office), I came across the profile of none other than Europe’s only real-life superhero: Captain Europe.

Donning a renaissance style garb — gold-and-blue hat and mask along with a cape made of the European flag — Captain Europe goes around the continent spreading his message of unity and the European partnership.

On his Facebook page, he styles himself as Europe’s only real-life superhero who’s “committed to Truth, Justice and Progress in Europe.” And under his personal interests, the Captain reveals his ultimate goal:

“Many people seem to think the EU is dull and boring. I am doing my best to make it shiny and interesting.”

Unlike his American counterpart, Captain Europe doesn’t resort to violence to get his ideology across. Instead he spreads his message by showing up at conferences, doing virtual tours of UN buildings, attending galas, and sharing important stories on social media.

Captain Europe isn’t just some crazy guy running around in a cape. He currently has around 2,000 followers on Twitter and over 2,600 on Facebook. It’s not that big, but he’s definitely starting to make an impact online as well as at EU related events.

After a bit of investigative work, I finally managed to track down the real-life superhero and ask him a few questions, but first, you have to know that there’s so much more to this story.

The origin story

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