New research has revealed which characters, careers and jobs are the most inspiring when portrayed in the Marvel Universe — with Carol Danvers aka Captain Marvel — named the most influential. The findings, pulled together by Irish casino Slotbox, looked at the jobs held by the main characters featured in all MCU movies and Marvel TV series, and conducted a search analysis to identify any related uptick in career interest, inspired by the characters. Each character was then awarded an influence score, reflecting changes in search interest after each TV show/film debuted – revealing the biggest on screen inspirations.

Top 10 most inspiring Marvel characters

1. Captain Marvel, Carol Danvers (Fighter Pilot) Influence Score: 8/10
2. Doctor Strange, Stephen Strange (Neurosurgeon) 63/10
3. Hawkeye, Clint Barton (Marksman) 5/10
4. Black Widow, Natasha Romanov (Spy) 43/10
5. The Incredible Hulk, Bruce Banner (Physicist) 35/10
6. Captain America: The First Avenger, Steve Rogers (Army Reserve) 2/10
7. Jessica Jones, Jessica Jones (Private Investigator) 2/10
8. She-Hulk, Jennifer Walters (Attorney) 1/10
9. Daredevil, Matt Murdock (Lawyer) 7/10
10. The Falcon and the Winter Soldier, Bucky Barnes (Army Soldier) 3/10

On the other end of the scale, the characters that didn’t make much of a professional impact on audiences came out as Tony Stark (aka Iron Man) — probably due to the niche nature of weapons development — and pararescueman Sam Wilson, aka The Falcon.

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