268. He’d promised them hope but all they saw in him was despair

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He’d promised them hope but all they saw in him was despair. It was not what Ben Patterson had counted on when he embarked on a career as a superhero.

Brought up on a steady diet of old movie serials that showed masked vigilantes beating up bad guys, he had from a young age set himself the goal of becoming one of those heroes that protect the city. Back then, he didn’t even have a clue how much time and gold reaching that goal would take.

Now in his sixties, Ben Patterson had finally amassed the right blend of money and experience to wear the cape. He chose the moniker Silver Fox and set about righting wrongs in the dark back alleys of Magalon City. He paid reporters of the Daily Flash to write glowing articles about him and he booked himself as a guest on TV talk shows to…

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