Marvel mutants, mavericks, masterminds, monsters, mechas, and magicians all come from somewhere. So it is no surprise that such a broad palette of superheroes and villains come from all over the globe.

The Marvel Universe is an international community, proving that no matter where you come from, there are commonalities, even if those commonalities happen to be superpowers and a love of brightly-colored spandex.

Yes, from the streets of London to the mountains of Tibet, from the steppes of Russia to the sands of Egypt, these characters come from far and wide. Truly, it is a world bursting with super men and women.

You don’t have to be born in New York to be a superhero… but from the looks of this map, an Empire State address may help.

Explore the histories of each character by visiting the interactive infographic.

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