Top 9 Most Educated superheroes:
It is in the nature of superheroes to be aspirational figures for everyone. Their traits are enough to not just inspire us, but also deal with different adversities in our lives. However, there are some superheroes who tend to live modest lives at least some of the time. Some of these Superheroes not just save lives, but also work day jobs, as well as go to University for a degree.
The following are some popular superheroes who have quite an impressive educational background. Unfortunately, the movies do not focus a lot on this part of the lives of our favorite heroes.
1. Black Panther Is One Of The Superheroes With A University Degree:
Black Panther or T’Challa is not only a university graduate but also a former international student. He was born in the advanced fictional African nation of Wakanda. T’Challa has been to America and Europe as a teenager to attend school. Eventually, he enrolls as a student at England’s Oxford University. Here, he earns a PhD. in Physics.
Moreover, Chadwick Boseman, who plays the Black Panther in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, has also attended a summer theatre program at Oxford during his university years. To participate in the program, Boseman received financial assistance. He received it from a scholarship which was co-run by actor Denzel Washington.
2. Iron Man Is Another One Of The Superheroes To Have Gone To Professional Schools:
Tony Stark, or the invincible Iron Man, is one of the smartest characters in the Marvel universe. In saying so, it comes as no surprise that he graduated from the top-ranked university in the world. Stark is a Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) graduate. The MIT connection of the character is evident even in the film. This is because Robert Downey Jr.’s Tony Stark can be seen wearing his school ring, a.k.a the Brass Rat, in multiple scenes in Iron Man.
In the comics, Tony Stark earned two master’s degrees in engineering by the time he was 19. However, there are sources which suggest that he received doctorates in engineering physics and artificial intelligence. Regardless of what he studied, Stark’s MIT education helped put him on the path to becoming a genius, billionaire, playboy philanthropist, and of course, Iron Man!
3. Hulk Still Remains The Top Superheroes Who Went To A University:
The Hulk is a hero who often chooses brawn over brains. However, his alter-ego, Bruce Banner, is one of the smartest and well-educated characters in the entire MCU. Before becoming the Hulk, Dr. Bruce Banner studied at many different American institutions.
First, he studied nuclear physics at the fictional Desert State University before transferring to Harvard University and later Pennsylvania State University. Along the way, he became scientific rivals yet close friend with Tony Stark. Soon after, he received his doctorate in nuclear physics at the California Institute of Technology (Caltech).
4. Daredevil Is Another One Of The Most Educated Superheroes:
Daredevil is another superhero in the Marvel universe. However, he is most famous for being a blind crimefighter who has a very strong sense of justice. His strong moral code rises from his alter-ego Matt Murdock’s religious faith. His training as a lawyer also plays an important role in this. Moreover, Murdock’s law career is an important part of his life.
In saying so, it is obvious that wouldn’t be able to practice law without having an education in the field. Turns out, Daredevil is an Ivy League graduate. According to sources, he got his law degree from New York’s Columbia Law School.
5. Batman Has Knowledge That Not Many Can Match Up To:
Bruce Wayne a.k.a. Batman, in reality, lacks any actual superpowers. However, he defeats his enemies with his resourcefulness and intellect. He obviously did not become the “World’s Greatest Detective” without receiving some kind of higher education. Wayne is actually a Yale graduate and has a degree in law.
6. She-Hulk Ranks Amongst The Top Superheroes With A University Degree:
Jennifer Walters, or the She-Hulk, is the Incredible Hulk’s female counterpart. She is also the cousin of Bruce Banner. Just like her cousin, Jennifer is a college graduate. She is also a private attorney in Los Angeles. She has a law degree from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA).
7. Another One Of The Famous Superheroes Who Went To A University Is Doctor Strange:
Before becoming the Sorcerer Supreme, Doctor Stephen Strange was a surgeon in New York City. He studied medicine at New York’s Columbia University. Sources also suggest that he earned his degree in record time. furthermore, he has also done a five-year residency at New York Hospital. Therefore, by the time he was 30, Strange was a very famous and rich neurosurgeon.
8. Captain Marvel Also Attended One Of The Prestigious Schools:
According to the Marvel films, Carol Danvers was an Air Force pilot before she gained her superpowers. However, sources suggest that she joined the Air Force as a means to pay for her higher studies.
9. Spider-Man Has A Story With A Lot Of Focus On Education:
Unlike most superheroes, education is a heavy focus of Spider-Man a.k.a. Peter Parker’s story, from whatever we have seen till now. In the current Spider-Man movies starring Tom Holland, Peter is a high school student. We see him struggling to balance his superhero life with his studies. Peter is also a gifted student. In the comics, he earns a science scholarship to Empire State University as well. However, ESU isn’t real. Rather, it is based on two of New York City’s best universities, namely, the Columbia and New York University.
Even after delays, Peter eventually becomes a graduate in biophysics, subsequently getting a doctorate in biochemistry. We also see Spidey putting his education to good use, in both movies as well as comics.