“25 years ago the world’s greatest superhero vanished,” according to the poster for Prime Video's “Samaritan.”
The narration by Sam (Javon 'Wanna' Walton) that opens the film gives us the Cliffs Notes version of how he did.
Samaritan had a nemesis, a twin brother named—you guessed it—Nemesis.
As kids “they were freakishly strong,” Sam tells us, and their inability to control their strength terrified the residents of Granite City.
So, the residents padlocked their family in their house and set it on fire. The blaze killed their parents, but the mutant twins survived.
Samaritan grew up to fight crime in the same city whose denizens burnt his parents to a crisp, but Nemesis’ understandable hatred made him a villain.
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