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Meet the Guy With the ‘Dragon Ball’ Hairdo

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Shaquille Dent has emerged over the past couple of days as a social-media sensation for — if you hadn’t already guessed — his sensational Goku-inspired, gravity-defying hair.

Now an animation student at the Cleveland Institute of Art, Dent discovered while he was a junior in high school that he could sculpt his hair into enormous spikes. Although his original style was a tribute to Dragon Ball Z, he told BuzzFeed he recently bleached part of his hair as a nod to Yu-Gi-Oh!

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Woman puts her cheating ex’s custom Batman SUV up for sale

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The end of a relationship can be both an emotional and a financial strain, as couples often must untangle who owns what: y’know, the new television, that old sofa, the Batmobile … Oh, yes, for one Batman fan, the break-up is about to cut especially deep.

A woman in suburban Detroit is selling her ex’s Dark Knight-themed 2007 Dodge Nitro on Craigslist, saying, “Cheating boyfriend thought he was Batman.”

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Getting that Joker Halloween makeup just right is no laughing matter

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With Jared Leto’s Joker likely poised to be the Halloween look for guys this year — seriously, there are going to be at least three Jokers, and (still) two Spartans, at every party — Wholesale Halloween Costumes has released a helpful tutorial to show you how to get the hair and makeup just right.

Of course, the undeniable tricky part is the body art, which isn’t covered in the video. For that, all of those trick-or-treat Jokers may be to count on the steady hands of their own Harley Quinns.

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Groom makes big wedding entrance with Batman at his side

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Disappointed that he couldn’t rent the actual Batmobile for his wedding, Amit Patel turned on the Bat-Signal and ended up with something better: an escort by the Dark Knight himself. Well, a Dark Knight, in any case.

The Huffington Post Canada notes that in many Gujarati-Hindu weddings, the arrival of the groom with his friends and family is often an event in itself. Some make their grand entrance atop a rented elephant, while others opt for a horse (as suggested by Patel’s wife), but this Toronto groom wanted no part of that.

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Awesome dad forges Thor’s hammer for his 4-year-old son

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When redditor Crux1836 asked his son what he wanted for his fourth birthday, the boy replied, “A Thor hammer … a real Thor hammer!” And so, like any dutiful dad, Crux1836 headed to the forge, because doesn’t every father have a forge and anvil in his workshop?

As he explains on reddit, he started with a piece of steel square tubing, because it needed to be “something large enough to represent the hammer, but light enough that a 4 year-old could hold it.” He walks through the rest of the process, ending with a fantastic replica of Mjolnir that’s small enough — and light enough — for the birthday boy, but still mighty enough to take on Frost Giants.

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Singapore has its very own Jedi Academy

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Never mind that DC Comics Super Hero Cafe, Singapore’s biggest selling point may be that it has its own Jedi Academy. Seriously.

Established just last year, the Saber Authority — “Your Source For the Force” — teaches lightsaber dueling based on a blend of Asian martial arts. “When it comes to saber dueling, we don’t believe in fictional styles or make-believe combat,” the website states. “We also don’t believe in learning skills that cannot be used in real life or self defense situations. Why spend time learning something that does not help you in any way.”

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Rise, Lord Vader: ‘Anakin’ among top 1,000 baby names in U.S.

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Parents don’t always think through the names they give their children, sentencing them to years of schoolyard taunts or scatalogical rhymes. A name is a powerful thing that can shape how a child is perceived, and even what path he might take — in other words, his destiny.

So it’s perhaps understandable if we’re a little alarmed that the Star Wars-inspired “Anakin” was the 957th most popular name among boys last year in the United States, according to the Social Security Administration. You know, the horribly annoying kid from The Phantom Menace who grew up to be the horribly annoying man in Attack of the Clones and Revenge of the Sith, who became Darth Vader, one of the greatest villains of all time?

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Bullied girl gets a new hope from fellow ‘Star Wars’ fans

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When eight-year-old Layla Murphy began to get bullied for her love of “Star Wars,” the 501st Legion used the Force to show her a new hope by gathering together and showing her support (via CNN).

The trouble started when Layla, who lives in Norfolk, Virginia, transferred schools. According to her mother Nicolette Molina, the girls at the new school teased Layla’s love of “Star Wars” and told her it was for boys. “Layla started coming home more quiet and less of herself, and started asking not to wear her shirts or R2-D2 jacket,” Molina explained. “She was asked if she was turning into a boy.”

The 501st Legion came to the rescue after photos of her at a fan convention with “Star Wars” fan Jason Tuttle, a member of the group, surfaced online. Tuttle took to the group’s Facebook page to encourage Layla and sent her patches, stickers and trading cards to show her support.

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This elegant wedding cake hides a superheroic secret

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Kia Parsons wanted a traditional wedding cake, with sophisticated flowers and beads. However, her husband-to-be Billy Bunning envisioned something more playful that would reflect his love of comic books. Their compromise is pretty inspired.

Designed by Julia Baker of Tier By Tier in Milton Keynes, England, the beautiful four-tiered cake is all business up front, precisely how Parsons imagined. But in the back? Fondant curtains are pulled back to reveal tiers representing Iron Man, Batman, Spider-Man and Captain America.

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As Baltimore Batman is laid to rest, another fulfills his promise

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As hundreds gathered Wednesday outside of Baltimore to say farewell to Leonard Robinson, better known as the “Route 29 Batman” or the “Baltimore Batman,” 370 miles away, another Caped Crusader was keeping one of his promises.

Robinson, a Baltimore businessman who dressed as Batman and visited children’s hospitals in his replica of the Batman ’66 Batmobile or customized black Lamborghini, was struck by a car and killed Sunday night on his way home from SummerFest in South Charleston, West Virginia. Before he left that event, however, Robinson had a lasting impact on at least one little boy.

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‘Route 29 Batman’ killed in accident after Batmobile breaks down

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Lenny Robinson, who made international headlines three years ago as the “Route 29 Batman,” was struck by a car and killed Sunday night outside of Hagerstown, Maryland. He was 51.

A Baltimore businessman, Robinson owned a replica of the Batman ’66 Batmobile and a customized black Lamborghini, and visited children’s hospitals dressed as the Caped Crusader. He was propelled to fame in March 2012 after he was pulled over — in full costume — by police in Silver Spring, Maryland. The video of the traffic stop became an Internet sensation.

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Tolkien fans want to construct a $2.9 billion real-life Minas Tirith

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Whether it’s as described in The Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkien or depicted on film by Peter Jackson, Minas Tirith is an awe-inspiring city, constructed on seven 100-foot levels, each ringed by a wall, with a massive spur of stone dividing all but the lowest tiers in half. At the summit sits the Citadel and the White Tower of Ecthelion, which reaches 1,000 feet above the plain below. It’s a marvel of the Third Age of Middle-earth, and of fantasy architecture.

And now a group of dedicated and ambitious fans wants to reconstruct it, life-sized, in the south of England.

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Fans create their own ‘Simpsons’ kitchen (Flanders not included)

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Marcia Andreychuk and Joel Hamilton are no Marge and Homer, but they’re certainly dining like the Simpsons. Mmm … dining.

Serious fans of the long-running animated series, the Calgary couple is remodeling their kitchen to look like the one at 742 Evergreen Terrace, right down to the corn cob-patterned curtains.

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‘X-Men’ fans give Emma Frost an overdue fashion makeover

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Emma Frost’s 35-year history has been marked by a series of corset calamities, with the former White Queen routinely clad (if barely) in fetish gear, impossibly high heels and/or cleavage-exposing tops. Empowering? Eh, maybe. Dated? Probably. Impractical? Definitely.

Inspired by a recent ComicsAlliance article about the character’s wardrobe, Terry Blas has launched the Emma Frost Fashion Redesign Project, which is exactly what it sounds like: a blog devoted to fan reinterpretations of the White Queen’s look.

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Impressive fan video recreates ‘Ant-Man’ trailer in LEGO

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Good things come in small packages, or so they say, and YouTuber Toscano Bricks has taken it upon himself to prove that’s true by recreating the trailer for Marvel Studio’s “Ant-Man” film entirely in LEGO (via ComicBook.com).

At 2 minutes and 18 seconds in length, the video is a shot-by-shot remake, replacing popular actors like Paul Rudd, Michael Douglas, Evangeline Lilly and Corey Stoll with their LEGO lookalikes. With aid from computer graphics, the video makes good on the promise that heroes don’t get any bigger than this.

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