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Meet Chief Executive Hero: CY-Man!

By day, he’s the mild-mannered CY Leung. But by night, he’s...

PUBLISHED : Wednesday, 21 October, 2015, 4:00pm
UPDATED : Wednesday, 19 October, 2016, 4:51pm

Chief Executive CY Leung double-confirmed this week that he “not only has the power but also the responsibility” to appoint council members to the city’s public universities.

Wait, that sounds familiar. Because what he’s saying is that “with great power... comes great responsibility.” There’s only one possible reason he could have this catchphrase at his beck and call.

The Chief Executive must be a devoted reader of Marvel comics superhero Spider-Man, the web-slinging vigilante prone to cracking wise as he takes down enemies such as the Rhino, Goblin and Doctor Octopus. What does that mean? It means he can only be one thing.

By day, he’s the mild-mannered CY Leung. But by night, he’s...


His superpowers? Why, you need only watch him as he carries out Tall Orders in a single bound! With his extraordinary control over his Supernatural Hearing, CY-Man is able to block out any kind of unwanted noise. He can even find a single pro-Beijing voice in a crowd of thousands baying for his resignation. That’s incredible!

When threatened, CY-Man develops the startling ability to generate Dislike Waves, which attract passionate hostility from anyone he turns his attention to. It’s amazing!

Best of all, CY-Man is able to turn his signature Oblivion Ray upon himself, zapping all political and social awareness out of his brain to leave him with an impervious exterior. How convenient!

His enemies? Oh, there’s a large list of rogues and villains who would like to see nothing more than CY-Man fail for one final time.

There’s Democraman, a long-haired hippie who uses his rabble-rousing powers and ability to call upon the wealth of foreign nations to subvert governments. That’s what we hear, anyway.

Look out for the School Kid, a young but politically aware youngster who can pull together large numbers with a single Facebook post.

Then there’s the sultry Regina Minora, queen of a long-forgotten alien race whose sole purpose is to wait for the right moment before stabbing our hero in the back and taking his place.

The list of enemies may be daunting, and their powers terrible... But have faith, doughty reader! CY-Man will prevail, thanks to his greatest power of all. For it turns out that he’s only a sidekick of the almighty Xi-Hulk... whose powers are the only ones that really matter.

Oh well. Guess you might as well tune in next week, for more mediocre adventures of... CY-Man!