He looks like a space cyborg who should be single-handedly destroying planets in distant galaxies.
Instead, apparently, he's taking on pro bono work for the Philadelphia Police Department to strike against city residents who reserve shoveled-out parking spots with cones and lawn chairs.
Last year, the police department began a social media campaign using the hashtag #NoSavesies to discourage the long-held — some might call it, tradition — practice of saving parking spots after snowstorms with household objects or cones.
Police pointed out that no current city regulation gives residents ownership over a parking spot on any of Philadelphia's often car-crowded streets — even if a person shovels snow out of a spot after a storm and then takes their car for a ride.
On Tuesday, the police department posted to Facebook an image of a half-man, half-machine superhero from a 1991 video game with the words, "ALL YOUR CONES AND LAWN CHAIRS ARE BELONG TO US."
In a statement with the Facebook post, the police said, "Well Philly, we're probably getting some snow tomorrow afternoon. Please remember: shoveling out a parking spot on a public street doesn't give you ownership. Keep your cones and lawn chairs in the garage - not in the street. If you see someone saving a public spot, call 911 and let the Police handle it. Believe in your neighbors, sharing, and uh, Great Justice. Don't forget: #NoSavesies."
The image and grammatically incorrect title comes from the opening animation of a video game of Japanese origin called "Zero Wing."
Much of the wording in the American version had poorly constructed English translations of the original Japanese text. The character known as "CATS" said in the game's opening sequence: "ALL YOUR BASE ARE BELONG TO US."
Sgt. Eric Gripp, the police department's social media director, said his goal is always to inform the public through outlets like Facebook and Twitter, and if possible, have an occasional laugh.
"You never know what's going to work," Gripp said. "With this one, we seem to have struck down the middle. Lots of people have gotten it. Others haven't. It's funny, I got a frantic call from headquarters saying, 'You made a big typo. You made a big typo. And it's already out there.' "
He said the lighthearted attempts also give police an outlet for relating to the public.
"We're trying to approach people from all different angles," Gripp said. "And also, hopefully, to show we're like everyone. We have nerds in our ranks, too, like everywhere else."