Photo by Peter Tangen
Vital Statistics
Hero Thanatos
Alias(es) Thanatos Necrium, The Dark Avenger
Category Crime Fighter
Location Vancouver, BC, Canada
Identity Zane DeCroix (Allegedly)
Alter Ego Unknown
Status Inactive
Superhero Activity
Faction Pacific Protectorate
Affiliates N/A
Foes Crime, Poverty, Homelessness
Actions Charity Fundraisers, Community Outreach, Neighborhood Patrol
Physical Description
Gender Male
Costume Hat, Gloves (Black), Mask (Black)
Colors Black, Green
Symbol Skull
Equipment N/A
Abilities N/A

Thanatos is a Canadian Real Life Superheroes in Vancouver, British Columbia.


Thanatos became a RLSH after a Vancouver police officer said that the homeless people in the city have nothing to look forward to except death itself. He was then inspired to create a superhero identity for himself, based on the Greek personification of Death itself, Thanatos, and began handing out basic necessities to homeless people, such as sheets, blankets, and jars of food.

Public attention was given to Thanatos and other Canadian RLSH with exposure from the Real Life Super Hero Project and its website.

Around May 2013 was his last known appearance. Many supporters wonder where could he have gone. A young man had investigated this strange occasion and most people remember his shop by Victory Square, a park of which many addicts and homeless reside during the summer as well where the annual Remembrance Day ceremony is held, had abruptly came to a closure and Thanatos is allegedly either retired or unfortunately, hopefully the former, passed away. Nowadays, people have claimed to see a man dressed in a black leather jacket, and pants plus a mask resembling the Punisher’s logo around the Downtown Eastside. Some say it’s a more fierce and lethal version of Thanatos, others believe it to be someone else entirely.


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