F.A.Q.


Q:
What does the name Tothian mean?

A:
You know how names like Batman, Superman, and Spider-Man, all define the hero? Well I would rather define the name Tothian, rather than it define me. But it's meant to have a Medieval Warrior or Jedi Knight sound or feel to it. Many have told me it sounds like a Greek god.

I also explained this in my blog here.

Q:
Are you a Real Life Superhero?

A:
I don't know. Do you consider me one? That is up to every individual to decide who they deem heroic or not. I am part of the Real Life
Superhero Community. In fact, I'm one of the people who helped to create the Real Life Superhero Community. So, I try to do what I think a superhero should do.

Q:
Are you a vigilante?

A:
The laws on this vary from location to location, as does the definition. And that is based more on specific actions than on what title someone wishes to use, based on their ideology. I don't consider myself one, because I don't see myself as someone out to enforce man made laws. I'm more about freedom than authoritarianism. But I do stand firmly against evil.

Q:
Why don't you wear a mask?

A:
Personal preference. I don't feel like I would be me if I was. There's no off switch to me. Plus they are annoying and itchy to wear after a while and some make it hard to see. Besides if someone ever found out who I was, it would be pointless to wear a mask. So for me, I won't go through that. But there are some that are good to wear when it's cold out though!

Q:
Why don't you just become a cop?

A:
Actually I almost thought of that about a decade ago. I was in the Marine Reserves at the time. When I came home from my Reserve unit, I switched from out of my Marine digital cammies, and put on my Tothian uniform. Both look awesome, but the Tothian one felt more comfortable, and felt more me as an individual. I like wearing my own uniform. I like using my name Tothian. I like the individuality and self expression that I have as Tothian. So even when I was in the Marines, I still was Tothian. Plus I just don't want to enforce laws. I am more pro liberty than authoritarian. I'm a warrior who fights evil, not a crimefighter who fights crime.

Q:
Did you know that what you do is dangerous, and that you could get hurt, or even killed doing that?

A:
Oh wow, no. I didn't know that.

Q:
Seriously?

A:
Yes I know that. I know there is danger in the world. I know how evil happens in the world. I want to protect people from that. If I die protecting someone, I would rather live to protect more people but don't think I would somehow wish I lived a safer life. If I did that, I really then wouldn't be living at all, now would I.

Q:
What do you see as the world's greatest threat right now?

A:
ISIS. Islamic State of Iraq and Syria. They exist worldwide. One of my main focuses when I am on patrol is to ensure the protection of people from terrorists like them. I also have done much research on this over the years on the illuminati. I believe they exist to try to both weaken society and lead it away from God, and toward evil.

Q:
How often do you patrol?

A:
I'm not posting that. I prefer to have no pattern for anyone to know. It's smarter to do that way. I wish more RLSH understood this.


Q:
Is it true you think you're the Archangel Michael?

A:
I have many reasons to believe that my spirit is him. First, my earliest memory was knowing I was born to fight evil. I'm firmly devoted to God. As a kid I always saw my spirit had a sword in his hand, and was always known as that one always carrying the sword. I knew I had to lead something great. When I met Master Legend on MySpace in 2006, he told me when he found me on there that God told him to be friends with me, that I'm one of the 7 archangels and that I would be one of the best friends he ever had for the rest of his life. When he told me that, I already knew which one, not a doubt in my mind. Plus, the comparisons were too obvious and not matched with any of the others. Years later I even noticed that Tothian and Michael each have 7 letters, with the vowels in the same places. But regardless of whether I am or not, I can't spend my whole life wondering if I really am or not. I can't spend all my time "proving" it to people. I just say what I believe. And also regardless of whether I am or not, I am focused on my mission in life.

Q:
Do you have any superpowers?

A:
Yes.

Q:
What are they?

A:
Some trained abilities are best not to tell people, lest they lose their strongest element, the element of surprise. But the ones I can specifically use to help others, are my psychic abilities.

Q:
Wait wait wait... You've got Psychic abilities??? Tell me the lottery numbers!

A:
No I'm not going to tell you that. I've gotten pretty close when guessing for fun, but don't waste your time playing the lottery.

Q:
Why did you make a website?

A:
I always wanted my own website but never really thought much about it. I didn't realize how useful one can really be. Not only to have a compiled list of information about myself, but also ways for people to contact me, as well as promote my social media websites. And also to have a place like this F.A.Q. page to answer a lot of the types of question I've received over the years. I feel as though building this can be a useful tool to help me save the world. And also, give ideas to others who may want their own personal website to be used to help others.

Q:
I heard a lot of rumors about you. Are they true???

A:
Absolutely.

Q:
You're such a good looking, and funny guy. Have you ever considered a career in modeling, comedy, or acting?

A:
It sounds like a lot of fun but I'm too busy saving the world. Maybe people can find some form of entertainment in seeing me do that?

Q:
What are your political, and religious beliefs, and does that have anything to do with what you do as Tothian?

A:
As far as religion goes I'm a Christian. As far as politics go, I'm Conservative Libertarian, Tea Party Republican. And my beliefs are very relevant to who I am, and how I do things, and the type of ways I want to save the world. I'm not doing this to be liked, or else I would just always look to echo the popular opinions. I'm looking to save the world, and there are many ways to do that, where we can all do our parts, big or small. This doesn't mean when helping people that I would want to discriminate against them. There are people who I agree with that are not very nice, and sometimes there are people that I don't often agree with that are nice. And vice versa. So let not the false factor of opposing opinions be a source of division. There are exceptions to this and we must be wise about how we pick battles. It's important that we always stand for what we believe in, even if it means we disagree and have to oppose each other. But also don't try to be enemies with someone that doesn't want to be enemies with you.

Q:
Dude, do you really think you're a superhero? That stuff is from fiction!

A:
It's only in fiction because those who had the idea chose to write fictional stories about it. Does art imitate life or does life imitate art? What I do is real, however in many ways, my life is more interesting than a comic book.

Q:
Have you ever saved anybody?

A:
Yes. As a kid I saved a girl from a frozen creek. On patrols, I've escorted women in danger to safer locations, on at least 2 occasions. There are other things here and there that I feel awkward telling people about, so I'd rather not. I don't even like talking about what I did talk about, but I only say this because it's true and because I feel as though some elements of my life story will give others ideas of what to expect.

Q:
What's this "YAHHHHHHHH!!!!" thing I keep hearing with you and others when speaking to you or referring to you? Is it like a catchphrase, a warcry, does it mean Yes? What is that all about?

A:
YAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!

Q:
I've heard rumors from many people that you've considered running for President of the United States someday. Is this true?

A:
I've considered it for years. I don't currently think I ever will, because if you think Donald Trump had a rough time in the election? Multiply that x 100. I could handle it, but it would be a huge distraction for me and for America. Plus I feel as though the office of President of the United States has certain obligations and duties that may limit me from having the personal independence to be able to effectively save the world in the type of ways I may feel I need to. Being King would be easier because at the snap of a finger you get what you want.

However, I would only run for President if I felt things were so bad and that it was desperately needed. I'm also uniquely qualified to be President because of my understanding of Presidential History which I've studied before I was even 10 years old. I learned a lot in studying criminology in an online course, and how it relates to everything. I also have vast experience with networking. A President must know how to network by finding who is the best person for what job and making them useful. I have experience being involved with politics and campaigns.

But I really prefer to run the Heroes Network and Oracle Knights. These 2 things help me effectively help others - and also help others who help others. I love the independence I have in this, and I feel very passionate about what I do, as if I'm really making a difference.

Q:
When do you plan to retire?

A:
I don't.

Q:
How do I become a superhero?

A:
Oh now you finally believe in superheroes? Ok, well you and I were not born for the same purpose(s). It doesn't matter about living up to my standards of a superhero. It doesn't even matter about living up to the standards of a superhero. It matters about doing what you think is right, and what you feel passionate about. It doesn't matter about who complains about it. If you let others decide your destiny, you aren't living - you're letting others live through you. And what really matters is how do you want to be remembered 100 - or even 1,000 years from now - assuming you're to be remembered at all.

Q:
You suggested you have standards of what a superhero is about. Elaborate on that.

A:
It would take years to explain my philosophy, since I'm a deep thinker. And by the time I've finished explaining I've learned and experienced new things. Our experiences have some things to do with our philosophies, and we haven't had the same life experiences. So our philosophies tend to be different for that reason. People use that as a source of division rather than learning.

But anyway, I personally have a traditional and idealistic view of what superheroes are. I believe in those who train themselves above and beyond the call of duty, people who think big but don't ignore the small, people who aren't afraid to risk their lives, safety, for the sake of protecting others, defending freedom, fighting evil, yet also compassionate and forgiving, and also most importantly stand for God.

In DC Comics, it seems they all want to live up to this perfect standard. In Marvel Comics, they are a bunch of messed up people who have abilities and use them to save the world. That's why I like Marvel more. They're more interesting, and easier to relate to. And it's usually less about going after criminals in one city, and more about saving the whole world from evil.

Fame, image, popularity - ARE NOT "ingredients" of heroism - but when achieved, can be used as a tool. Sometimes, a superhero has to be willing to be hated by many for the sake of doing what's right, and also saying and doing what they believe in.

Q:
Do you have a wife, or girlfriend?

A:
No.

Q:
Do you hope to some day?

A:
No.

Q:
Why not?

A:
No.

Q:
What do you love most about what you do?

A:
Serving God, and doing what I feel as though I'm born to do. I don't consider myself a proud person, nor ashamed. There is a bit of neutrality in that area. I mean, I know my strengths and weaknesses, and my good and bad traits. So I'm neither proud nor ashamed of what I do, but there is a feeling of satisfaction when I do what I think is right and what I believe in, and there is a feeling of regret when I don't.

Q:
What is the worst part about what you do?

A:
Losing friends. At times, doing what we do can make us enemies or lose friends. But I can't change who I am to please others. I can't change what I think, believe, or feel. I can't change my mission in life for the sake of being liked. That would be really easy. Just do this, say that, think this, be that. But I wouldn't respect myself at all, in fact I would hate myself. I can have every person in the world hate me, but I know who I am.