If Superheroes Went to Varsity

April 20th, 2015 by Pearson

Imagine your favourite comic book superhero on campus. What would they study? What kind of person would they be? Would they fit in?

 

Our team dissected the superhero psyche to bring you a universe in which these guys went to school, and the results are not that surprising. In fact, placing them in an everyday context is all it takes to humanise them completely.

Natasha Romanoff (Black Widow)

(Image courtesy of www.ign.com)

(Image courtesy of www.ign.com)

Can somebody say overachiever? This quiet, reserved redhead decided to major in 7 languages, while taking advanced chemistry, physics, and gender studies. Natasha never quite fit in with any of the modern cliques, and often kept to herself. She would beat up men who annoyed her at bars and sported a vacuous expression when listening to people – to demonstrate her lack of caring. For most of her youth, she took extramural ninjitsu, krav maga, and Latin dancing, in case she had to distract a spy guy. Cuz you know, that happens quite often.

Sue Storm (The Invisible Woman)

(Image courtesy of www.fanpop.com)

(Image courtesy of www.fanpop.com)

Sue has long since been in love with that stretchy superhero who likes science. Though she would have preferred to study a general BA, she chose to major in chemistry and robotics to get the attention of the man she had a crush on. And as all these stories end, it didn’t quite work out in university. Instead she sat around the library being metaphorically invisible. She’s also the girl who stole everyone’s pencils. It has long since been speculated that she dabbled in the art of kleptomania.

Tony Stark (Iron Man)

(Image courtesy of ironman.wikia.com)

(Image courtesy of ironman.wikia.com)

Let’s just say this man is the spitting image of Elon Musk. He studied computer science and all things physics-y right through to a Masters level. He’s often called a ‘drop out’, but that just means he decided not to pursue a PhD because he was so busy building the Stark Empire.  You would think Tony would be the geek kid – quiet and unpopular. However riches, fame and popularity followed him since childhood. Once he revolutionised his dad’s business, even the hipsters tried to get in on some of that action.

That concludes our list of superhero students. If you have any hilarious thoughts on your favourite comic book character, let us know!