It’s A Bird, It’s A Plane, It’s…The Greatest Superhero Of All Time!
An awesome new 7 year study concluded from England’s University of Leicester in regards to which superhero is in fact the ultimate superhero and the winner has been revealed to be…Superman.
I can hear the cheers and sneers now, but these student researchers have been applying scientific principles to superhero battles since 2009, composing a list of the top thirteen powers that various superheroes have, as well as their fatal or near-fatal weaknesses.
The 12 superheroes that lead the way were included; the Flash, Silver Surfer, Black Bolt and Thor, Wolverine, Batman, and Mystic, surprisingly the only female to make the cut.
The data was analyzed and debated for seven years and the winner was Superman. Superman’s high density muscle tissue and ability to call upon a Super Flare with stored solar energy output of 7.07×105 Joules per second were his winning assets.
Finishing in a virtual tie for second were Wolverine and Mystique, as Wolverine could beat everyone else with his regenerative powers and Mystique can call upon her genetic alteration skills.
The fourth-place finisher Thor, and Batman came in last due to his total lack of any superpowers, self-destructive tendencies and scientifically unsafe means of travel.
Although it was a fun and endlessly debatable study, Dr. Cheryl Hurkett from the University of Leicester’s Centre for Interdisciplinary Science explained “An important part of being a professional scientist… is the ability to make connections between the vast quantity of information students have at their command, and being able to utilize the knowledge and techniques they have previously mastered in a new or novel context.”