Rex Velvet/Phoenix Jones war of words gets weirder

5 Jun

by Mike Hansen



Well, well… it looks like self-described super-villain Rex Velvet might be more than he seems… or perhaps less? Last month, Phoenix Jones had this to say:

I looked him up. He’s actually just a wedding photographer who made a funny video. If he was a true supervillain I would be more interested because at least I would have something to do. Right now it’s like war of social media and I have better things to do with my time.

Shortly after posting Velvet’s three riotous videos yesterday, two strange messages were sent my way.

The first, from “Council of Ninja”:

Greetings. We are The Global Council of Ninja Pacific Northwest Council of Ninja branch, Media Representative of The Legion.

Rex Velvet, also known as the civilian Ryan Corly who is a Wedding Photograher is nothing more then a penny-ante wise cracking little boy with Peter pan envy. In short he is nothing more then a worm riding on the coat-tails of Phoenix Jones.

This is and here after a warning to all those who follow Ryan Corly. Your IP’s are being watched, just as we are watching Mr. Corly. Once we have enough evidence on those associated with him, prepare yourselves for the fact that you will be all facing jurisprudence from local law enforcement.

We. The Legion.

WHAAAT? First we have real-life superheroes in Seattle making arguably questionable decisions about protecting their city, then a villain who either has an army of cameras or a great phony story, now the NW has NINJAS? (Or do they prefer “ninja”? That always confuses me.)

It looks like these ninja/ninjas of “The Legion” (whatever that might be) seem to be on the side of the Rain City Superheroes, but what’s their story? And will there be any video evidence as entertaining as Jones or Velvet’s YouTube appearances?

But that’s not all – a response to the Council of Ninja appeared last night from “Slightlynorth“:

Dear Council of Ninja, (wait, are you a council or a legion? I’m confused.)

Greetings to you as well. Also: HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAH. What kind of “jurisprudence from local law enforcement” will you make me face, exactly? Idle threats from an idle inelegance, eh?

Here, I’ll save you some time. My IP is currently: Oh wait, that is an internal private IP address. Guess no jurisprudence for me. Sad day.


I haven’t found a lot of info about Slightlynorth yet, but I did find a Twitter feed and a Flickr photo stream.

Rex Velvet’s been making the rounds, as well. Here are a few interviews with him from the last few weeks.

I’ve reached out to various parties for comment…

What have I stepped into here?

2 Responses to “Rex Velvet/Phoenix Jones war of words gets weirder”

  1. The Hook June 6, 2012 at 11:27 #

    The world does get weirder with every passing moment…

  2. Council of Ninja June 8, 2012 at 08:17 #


    we are sorry for our long delay in response. we have been busy.

    We are many, therefore we are legion, and because we are legion, we are The Global Council of Ninja. We are Ninja, not Ninja’s. Ninja works both singular and plural.

    If it is an interview you are wanting, we will oblige.

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