Heroes, villains and political candidates 

March 1, 2016

With great political power comes great political puns. At least on Twitter.

The hashtag #PoliticalSuperHeroes began trending Monday night after comedians Jordan Klepper, Mike Yard and Ronald Funches did battle on late-night Comedy Central  game show @midnight to create the best jokes to bridge the gap between political parody and those with special powers.

Social media users quickly joined in, tweeting out animations and photos of this year’s White House candidates in super hero modes. Some were good-natured (a fiery Bernie Sanders as The Human Bern);

others a little more mean spirited (Chris Christie as the Incredible Bulk).

Some were wittier (Donald Trump’s fumbling over the Ku Klux Klan portrayed as the KKKaped Krusader

; another showing Trump with a mullet.

For those still fixated on the Republican frontrunner’s hair, there was also a tweet from a “Donald J. Drumpf” featuring Trump with his hair teased up in the shape of a KKK hood.

Prefer villains to crusaders? Try Ted Cruz all made up as Batman foe the Joker.

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