INVISIBILITY and time travel are the most desired superhero powers in Scotland, according to a new study.
Researchers from Samsung interviewed 2,000 people to find the formula for the “ultimate superhero”.
23% decided that the ability to walk around unseen was the most wanted trait, closely followed by time travel.
79% believed that strength was the most important attribute, followed by intelligence, morality and likeability.
Traditional traits, such as a good outfit or a catchy name, came at the bottom of the list.
When asked what “super gadgets” people would most like, 39% said a superhero car, with virtual reality headsets coming in second with 17%.
The data also found that the top “real life” heroes are firemen – who most fit the top combinations of speed, strength, morality and technology.
The winning formula was developed in line with the launch of Marvel’s Avengers: The Age of Ultron movie, which recorded the biggest ever single day for a superhero movie in the UK.
The film includes Iron Man, a superhero with incredible strength and durability, The Hulk, who transforms into an 8ft beast when angered, and Black Widow, a female assassin who does not appear to age.
Conor Pierce, Vice President IT and Mobile, Samsung Electronics UK and Ireland, said: “Superheroes have fascinated us for generations, with some of Marvel’s originals remaining firm favourites for decades.
“What is really interesting is how they have developed along with society – seeing technology and morality up there in the list of what makes the ultimate superhero is a real testament to that.”