With his Spider-suit on, this Spider-Man jumps and flips off terraces, much like his reel-life counterpart. Takam Todo, 22 is Arunachal’s real-life superhero that performs stunts like no other!
A resident of Itanagar, Todo started parkouring, which involves running, jumping, swinging, vaulting and climbing, around 2014. He senses action and opportunity everywhere. “If there is a wall, it’s just a wall for others. But for us, we can land on it and jump from it,” he says.
Todo’s Spider-Man antics began two year ago in Pune, where he was pursuing a diploma in civil engineering. He bought the costumes online and got into the act, posting a video of him vaulting over two motorcycles, on social media.
Initially, Toko’s videos garnered only around 500 views, but after the COVID19 induced lockdowns, the views on his videos began to rapidly increase.
Titled ‘Spider-Man Jumping in Pune’, it has over 25 million views so far on YouTube, where he has over 77,000 subscribers.
He also uploaded a new video of parkour moves a day before the teaser of Spider-Man: No Way Home’ released on August 24.
Todo’s cosplay videos of the comic superhero are typically filled with stunts atop terraces and dancing moves, but he remains nonchalant about the dangers associated with the acts.
There are lots of deaths due to road accidents, he believes, but still, people ride vehicles, he says. We progress through training. We just go for the basics at first and slowly develop.
Todo claims that despite his daredevil stunts, he was yet to suffer any serious injury. It looks painful, but it’s not much of a pain for him, he says.
– With inputs from PTI
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