On Thursday in New York, the annual ComicCon convention opened, kicking off a four-day event where CosPlay is king. ANIMAL crashed the party and asked just one question: Which superhero would be best equipped to fight ISIS? Who better to ask than people whose imaginations are likely superior than the average person and who likely live in a fantasy world more often than not? Spoiler alert: Batman was the crowd fave.

Josh as a Ghostbuster, North Carolina
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Raymond as Batman, Brooklyn
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Stephanie as Harley Quinn, Brooklyn
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Andonis as Spartan-Captain America, Astoria
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Rosetta as Blanka from Street Fighter, Queens
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Juan Carlos as Heisenberg and Javier as Los Pollos Hermanos Worker, Spain
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Joe as Death from “East and West,” Fairbanks
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Rodney as Leonardo from TMNT, Dover
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Mike “Drummer Bear” as Zangief, New York
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Emily as Elizabeth from Bioshock Infinite, Boston
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Cynthia as Mera, Brooklyn
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Kiersten as Azula from Ember Island, Jersey City
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Mike as Superman, Ottawa
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Edwin as Isshin Kurosaki in Bleach, New York
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Candance as Blue Girl, New York
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(Photos: Amy K. Nelson/ANIMALNewYork)