Many contend that beauty is an abstract concept, measured only in the eye of the beholder, but what if the elusive quality could be reduced to an exact, tracable science?
"Nonsense!" I can hear the die-hard romantics out there say. Well, while I admire their purity of heart, it turns out that attractiveness can basically be boiled down to a cold, emotionless number. It's like high school all over again.
Aesthetic analyst Dr. Christopher Solomon - a Romeo if there ever was one - has devised a clinical method for ranking faces based on their 'objective' beauty, and, of course, the first thing to do with such a method is to use it to rank the sexiness of comic book movie characters!
So How Does It Work?
Solomon, a British scientist, systematically produced the 'perfect face' by asking volunteers to use the EFIT-V PhotoFit software (normally used as by UK police) to create the most physically attractive person they could possibly imagine.
He then asked additional volunteers to rank these faces in order of beauty, the result of which allowed Soloman's research team to assemble two faces - one male, one female - that in theory represented the epitome of human beauty. And here they are...
The Perfect Face
Personally I think they look kinda bland, but I guess that's what happens when you crowdsource sexiness.
Anyway, now all that sciency stuff is out of the way it's time to settle who's the hottest comic book character once and for all! Any ideas who it might be? Scarlett Johansson as Black Widow perhaps, or Gwyneth Paltrow as Pepper Potts? No, it's...
Natalie Portman as Dr. Jane Foster!
That's right, according to science the sexiest female character in a comic book movie is Thor's love interest, Dr. Jane Foster. There's certainly no denying what a looker the sexy scientist is, though I'm honestly quite surprised she beat out Black Widow.
No you've seen the zenith of female beauty, let's take a look at the lucky man. According to Solomon's research, the hottest male comic book movie character is...
Chris Hemsworth as Thor!
I mean, just look at those shimmering golden locks - how can you resist the delectable prince of Asgard?
I'd advise you to check out the two gorgeous stars in the video below, but I'm afraid you might fry your device's circuitboards due to the obscene amount of sexiness on screen at one time:
Second place, believe it or not, went to Rocket Raccoon from Guardians of the Galaxy! Well, strictly speaking it went to Bradley Cooper, but that cheeky little rodent is certainly one smooth customer.
Check out the list of ranked celebrities, in order of their scientific sex appeal, below:
What do you make of the list - did Dr. Solomon and his team get it right?