Marvel’s strongest superhero, according to the Japanese

Wolverine Irashaimase

Not a terribly festive survey from goo Ranking tonight, but I’ve been having to skip seemingly hundreds of surveys into the strongest, cutest, highest body count, best pet character and other rankings based around the fortieth anniversary of Shonen Jump, the biggest weekly manga comic magazine in Japan, so to have a look at Western characters is at least something I can relate to, specifically the strongest Marvel superhero.

Having said that, there’s a lot of characters in the list that I’ve never heard of! I also must admit to having seen very few of the recent batch of Marvel and DC superhero movies as watching the trailers every story seems to involve New York getting razed to the ground, lots of CG, and nothing much else of note.

If I had to vote, though, I’d vote for Spider-Man, based merely on me having enjoyed his ride at Universal Studios Japan!

Here’s Wolverine visiting Japan; the misspelt irrashaimase was apparently authored by American pretending to be Japanese:

Ranking result

Q: Who do you reckon is the strongest Marvel superhero? (Sample size=1,722)

Rank Votes
1 Spider-Man 141
2 Iron Man 87
3 Wolverine 50
4 Captain America 46
5 Hulk 38
6 Spider-Woman 36
7 Professor X 25
8= Deadpool 20
8= Peter Quill/Star-Lord 20
10 Ghost Rider 19
11= Thor 16
11= Cyclops 16
13= Hawkeye 15
13= Iron Fist 15
15= Rocket Raccoon 13
15= Iceman 13
17= Ant-Man 12
17= Doctor Strange 12
17= Jean Grey/Phoenix 12
20 Black Panther 11
21= Invisible Woman 10
21= Jessica Jones 10
23= Storm 9
23= Blade 9
23= Mister Fantasic 9
23= Human Torch 9
23= Valeria 9
29= The Thing 8
29= Silver Surfer 8
29= Angel/Archangel 8
29= Gambit 8
29= Drax 8
34= Vision 7
34= Daredevil 7
34= Magic 7
37= Black Widow 6
37= Luke Cage 6
37= Groot 6
40 Namor The Sub-Mariner 5
41= Beast 4
41= Legion 4
41= Gamora 4
44 Franklin 2

Demographics

Between the 9th and 23rd of October 2017 1,722 visitors to the goo Ranking site and associated properties completed a public questionnaire. No demographics were collected.

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