Indian fast-food chain Spice 2 Go have been harbouring a very mysterious secret – one of their members of staff is not quite who he appears to be on the outside. In his normal day, he’s decked out in Spice 2 Go’s official uniform, preparing curries, taking orders and polishing worktops; but the moment he exits the store, he’s embarking on his main mission in life – to bring justice to the hungry.
Spice Man, who stands at an imposing 6ft7 tall, wastes no time in getting as many curries out to the hungry people of Swansea as soon as his shift is over or if he’s meant to be doing a shift as a ‘delivery driver’. He has delivered curry, naans and poppadoms in epic speeds to hungry people far and wide, flying across the city of Swansea with a batch of piping hot curry in his hand.
But how did Spice Man come to be? One night, a young man named Raj Joshi (as he was called before the incident that turned him into a superhero) was sitting at home with his friends Sanjay and Tony in the living room. (He was just an ordinary guy who worked at Spice 2 Go back then.) One of his friends, Sanjay, had recently returned from India, where he’d come across a mysterious looking chilli – it wasn’t green and it wasn’t red… it was a colour no-one had seen before. Sanjay dared Raj and Tony to eat the chilli, but Tony sensibly refused, while Raj jumped at the chance to show off his machoness. Raj popped it in his mouth and began to chew. The chilli was the spiciest thing Raj had ever eaten, and he was used to eating spicy curries on a daily basis. Raj felt himself getting hotter and hotter, when… BOOM! He started transforming into a huge muscly version of himself. He also discovered that he had developed the very special ability of flight, all from eating that magical chilli! To this very day, no-one knows Spice Man’s true identity, except those three friends. And Spice Man continues to this very day, to bring justice to the hungry as the UK’s first Indian superhero.
Spice Man is often found out and about in Swansea, making friends, spreading the word of Spice 2 Go, and handing out delicious curries to the hungry. Keep an eye out for him – you never know when or where he might appear…