SkyMan the Tri-Colored Crusader
|Alias(es)||The Tricolored Crusader|
|Location||Federal Way, WA, USA|
|Alter Ego||SkyMan The Tri-Colored Crusader|
|Faction||Independent Operator, partners with WAI and RCSM when available|
|Affiliates||Dark Wolf, Lunar Veil, Midnight Jack|
|Actions||Mental Illness & Substance Abuse Support and Activism, Homeless Outreach & Advocacy, Neighborhood Watch, Environmental Activism|
|Costume||Arm and Leg Guards in colored Duct tape, Utility Belt & Drop leg pouches, Sky Symbols shirt|
|Colors||Tri-Colors; Red, Blue, and Green|
|Symbol||Circular with three colors overlayed with the letters S-K-Y|
|Equipment||Clear & Level Head, Cell phone, Multi-tool, Tactical 200 lumen flashlight, Mace, tactical stun-gun flashlight|
|Abilities||Positive Attitude, Story that is relatable, Easy-going Nature, Able, Willing, and Teachable|
SkyMan is an American Real Life Superhero based in Federal Way, Washington.
Discovering the movement of Real-life Superheroes in the Spring of 2010 SkyMan was born. Skyler credits the documentary "Real Vigilantes, Real Superheroes" attatched to the Watchmen Ultimate Boxed set as his introduction.
SkyMan started out in the Spring of 2010. Arbor Day to be exact. He showed up at an event in a very early iteration of a costume and helped remove invasive plants and brush from a park in Kent, WA.
Operating from April to June without any local superheroes to partner with SkyMan stuck to learning about the movement; researching the requirements, expectations, and introducing himself to the online aspects of the community through involvement in TheRLSH.net forum.
In June of that same year SkyMan was able to coax an old-school RLSH out of semi-retirement to become his mentor and teach him what a real-life superhero is all about. This old-schooler? The White Baron. A man with a unique history in the Seattle superhero scene all his own.
SkyMan and White Baron started out patrolling a downtown Seattle park with a wide-open area. Cal Anderson Park has since become a favorite patrol area of SkyMan's as well as the surrounding Capitol Hill neighborhood in Seattle.
Three weeks after the intial meetup and pairing with White Baron, SkyMan traveled down to Portland Ore. to meet with a then-pillar in the modern RLSH movement, that of Zetaman and his team, the Alternates. It was here that SkyMan had his first meetup with a group of other like-minded people in costumes. This meetup was also SkyMan's very first time being filmed on camera. Little did he know that he would have a small part in Mike Barnett's 2011 documentary 'Superheroes'.
You can continue learning about SkyMan through his facebook page or his blog.
A local film student was interested in SkyMan and his homeless outreach. This us the documentary short that was produced.
Credit: Peter Hsieh
In 2011 SkyMan and other Seattle-based superheroes were shadowed by a local independent documentary company; this is his feature.
Credit: Matt Harrison and Futuresite Films.
In November of 2011 SkyMan was honored to grace the front page of his hometown's local newspaper,The Federal Way Mirror.
In 2013 SkyMan started retelling his exploits in blog format
Ofcourse, SkyMan is an active participant in the newest form of RLSH social media... Facebook!