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Study reveals the most eco-friendly superheroes


By Kirsty Brown

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Superhero fans are passionate and will often argue over who is the strongest, kindest and even best looking, but what about which crime fighter is the kindest to the environment?

Interested in finding the answer to this question, Save On Energy carried out some research to see how 30 of the most popular superheroes ranked based on several factors.

Save on Energy can now reveal that they found Spider Man to be the most environmentally friendly superhero.

Superhero Peter Parker chooses his own spiderwebs over taking a car or a spaceship to get around, resulting in a reduced carbon footprint.

His affiliation to animals and focus on reducing damage instead of matching it are amongst the reasons he scored 127 points out of a possible 210.

Following Spidey in second place is Aquaman, who narrowly missed out on the top spot because of the destruction he caused in his latest movie causing him to finish with 126 points on the study's eco-friendly scale.

X-Men mutant Storm claimed third place with a score of 123, as Storm respects the sky and its damaging potential and uses her powers only when necessary.

Also making their way into the top ten were Black Widow (116), Wonder Woman (113), Valkyrie (112), Drax The Destroyer (107), The Wasp (100), Ant-Man (99) and The Flash (98).

At the other end of the rankings, the superhero inflicting the most damage to the planet was deemed to be Iron Man.

Considering he creates his own energy source it is surprising that he only scored 24 points out of a possible 210, due to Tony Stark's choice in lavish cars, polluting technology and stubborness to change.

Also falling to the bottom of the ranks was The Hulk (25) who spends his days making experimental bombs with risks of radiation not to mention the destruction Bruce Banner causes when he transforms into his superhero form.

While Marvel fans would never dream of placing sweetheart Captain America so low in the ranks, he slots into the ranks in 26th place (38) due to the threat posed to the environment by his experimental creation.

Superhero rankings.
Superhero rankings.

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