I am particularly curious about Norman Osborn.

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The Norman Osborn in the Ultimate Universe (1610) is listed as having a "PhD in various sciences" on Marvel's own site. He is certainly portrayed as having a direct hand in the Oz Formula that causes both his and Spider-Man's powers, although still seems to be portrayed mostly as an industrialist/CEO rather than as a scientist.


Jackal, the Spider-Man villain behind the notorious "Clone Saga," was a professor of biochemistry and has a PhD according to Wikipedia.


There is Professor Smythe, the robotics and arachnid physiology expert, who built the "spider slayer" robots to hunt Spider-Man (including one that was large for him to ride inside it and pilot it). He first appeared in The Amazing Spider-Man no. 25, and he usually worked in collaboration with J. Jonah Jameson, up through his death in issue no. 191.

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    Do we know he had a PhD? There are lots of “Doctors” and “Professors” in Marvel and comics in general that don’t actually have one. – TheLethalCarrot Mar 31 '20 at 20:00
  • @TheLethalCarrot What notable "Doctors" and "Professors" in Marvel don't have PhDs? (Excluding the Dr. Stark, which is not a common title) – Logarr Apr 1 '20 at 5:32
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    @Logarr - I think Doctor Doom is another. Near as I can tell Victor Von Doom dropped out of college. – T.E.D. Apr 1 '20 at 13:55
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    @T.E.D. If Doom's country has a college then he can award himself that title. I seriously doubt his ego would let him have less of a title than Richards so he's presumably done something. – Dark Matter Apr 1 '20 at 16:07
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    @Buzz An "honorary" doctorate for someone with absurdly great achievements in engineering and science. One way or another he's earned the title. – Dark Matter Apr 2 '20 at 17:51

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