18-year-old student Nur Izyan Farhani Binti Arifin took a photo of her lecturer in her thinking skills class at the International Islamic University in Malaysia.
The professor — who’s also a diehard Marvel fan — wore the mask to hide his face so his students wouldn’t get nervous when he’s marking their work.
“He’s also a big fan of Marvel and like Iron Man in particular,” Izyan told Mashable.
She says his mask was surprising to the students, but many began to worry that it could be an ominous sign.
“We were surprised of course, and most of us were taking pictures to post it online, like I did, but a few of them became nervous, saying it must be a bad sign or, even worse, a bad grade,” says Izyan.
Bad or good grades aside, this professor is an absolute legend.”