Injustice – Influence of Superheroes


Welcome to part 2 of the research findings from Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment to celebrate the release of their new title Injustice – Gods Among Us.

Today we are looking at the results focused on you and other fellow Australians.

You can find Part one here – Injustice – Perceptions of Super Heroes and Villains Research Findings

So how does superheroes and villains influence us?

54% of young Australians surveyed have tried to emulate ever favourite superheroes and villains at one stage of their lives.

  • Nearly one in three Australians have quoted lines from superheroes or super villains in conversation
  • Nearly one in four have gone to a fancy dress party dressed as a super hero or super villain
  • One in four Australians have saved the world as a superhero after recreating a play fight with their partner or children
  • 678,618 Australians are obsessed with DC Comic characters after having their favourite super hero or villain tattooed on their body

I am happy to count myself among one of those 54%


The special superhero ability that young Australians would most like to have is:

  1. The ability to fly
  2. Supreme Intelligence
  3. Think and move at lightning speed
  4. Superhuman strength
  5. Immortality

More specifically the state specific findings were just as interesting:


• Victorians believe they lack awareness and are slow at responding to their environment after listing the ability to think and move at lightning speed like the Flash as their preferred special power .


• Queenslanders are more likely to want the ability to fly like Superman and Wonderwoman.


• South Australians wish they were smarter like Bane and Lex Luthor after they chose supreme intelligence as their most desirable special power.


• Western Australians would happily live underwater after they deemed breathing under water like Aquaman as their preferred superpower.

Research Details

  • The study was conducted among 1,029 Australians aged 18-34 years.
  • Fieldwork commenced on Tuesday, March 26 and was completed on Thursday, April 4, 2013.
  • This study was conducted online amongst members of a permission based panel.
  • After interviewing, data was weighted to the latest population estimates sourced from the Australian Bureau of Statistics.

What do you think of the results?

Injustice is a ton of fun and I was lucky enough to get my hands on a Collector’s Edition that came with a Batman and Woman Statue. If you like fighting games or are simply a comic book fan its worth checking out!


  1. This is awesome! I am an Avengers fan and love this kind of information. I thought it interesting that South Australians seem to be most similar to the “villainous” superheroes…

    • I know! It appears the state I’m living in secretly harbors villainous thoughts or at least those of superior intelligence.

      Thanks so much for the comment!

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