June 13, 2016: Science Agrees – Superman is the Best Superhero

For decades fans of superheroes have debated and argued over who is the best superhero. Who would beat who? Who is the best? Students from the University of Leicester in the U.K. undertook a study that lasted seven years, applying scientific research to come up with a definitive answer… And the answer, which will come as a surprise to nobody here, is Superman!

  • Seven years of student-led research into superheroes between 2009-2016 suggests Superman could be the best-equipped superhero of all, with a number of abilities including the ‘Super Flare’ attack and possession of high density muscle tissue.
  • Wolverine, Thor and Mystique are also in the upper-tier of superheroes, having accelerated regenerative abilities, high energy output and being capable of gene manipulation.
  • Black Bolt is likely the single most destructive superhero based on a high energy output capable of resulting in planetary annihilation.
  • Student calculations suggest the most ill-equipped superhero could be Batman, who would struggle to survive a landing after gliding due to the velocity of his movement.
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Interesting to note that their research indicated that Batman would be the most ill-equipped superhero. I guess that answers the whole “Batman v Superman” question right there.

Read the entire Press Release, with links to more detailed analysis by the students, at the University of Leicester website.

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