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Marvel Characters Social Networks Revealed

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Chris Vallance | 22:45 UK time, Tuesday, 21 August 2007

P.M. Gleiser of the Centro Atomico Bariloche and Instituto Balseiro in Argentina, has taken a look at the Social Networks of Marvel Superheroes (the full paper available via here). Among his conclusions the female companions of evil villains are the least sociable of all (that's funny I'm sure I've found one or two on Facebook) but happily, as in all good stories, amor omnia vincit:

However, as was already noted, the strongest link in the MU [Marvel Universe] is the relation between Spider Man and Mary Jane Watson Parker, a fact that shows that although the MU deals mainly with superheroes and villains the most popular plot is a love story.

Via Datamining

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