Top Ten Smartest Fictional Characters

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The Top Ten

1 L (Death Note) L Lawliet, exclusively known by the mononym L, is a fictional character in the manga series Death Note, created by Tsugumi Ohba and Takeshi Obata.

There is no worthy rival to even be considered half as smart as L and Light. This position is reserved for masterminds only.

The smartest character of all time.

No other guy is smarter than L

Can't get any smarter than L

2 Sherlock Holmes Sherlock Holmes is a fictional private detective created by British author Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. Referring to himself as a "consulting detective" in the stories, Holmes is known for his proficiency with observation, forensic science, and logical reasoning that borders on the fantastic, which he employs ...read more.

Don't forget Sherlock didn't have access to technology and as a detective still caught his man every time.

His brother is smarter than him

While L definitely has intuition and deductive reasoning I believe Sherlock has even more variety on his overall knowledge. I mean yes L did get a perfect on those entrance exams but so could a lot of characters on this list including Sherlock.

He should be the one

3 Batman Batman aka Bruce Wayne is a fictional superhero appearing in American comic books published by DC Comics. The character was created by artist Bob Kane and writer Bill Finger, and first appeared in Detective Comics #27. In film, he has been portrayed by Lewis Wilson, Robert Lowery, Adam West, Michael ...read more.

Best detective of my list

World's Greatest Detective

Batman is number 1. He found an ancient group of unfindable sorcerers multiple times after they erased his memory. He was able to outsmart Brainiac who's IQ is greater than all of the population of earth. Etc, etc.

He earned 6 Ph.D's before the age of 21 in chemistry, biology, engineering, psychology, computer science, and forensics (solving crimes using science). He was able to outsmart Brainiac who is the smartest being in the DC universe. He is a better detective than Sherlock Holmes.

4 Rick Sanchez (Rick and Morty) Rick Sanchez is a fictional character from the American animated television series Rick and Morty, aired on Adult Swim.

I hate this idiot and this overrated show. - Iamkool

He is the smartest person in all universes. That should say a lot

Rick's mind made a device go through universe and made a mini universe and pickle rick

No. 1
Nobody here can do what he did, and what he does...

5 Light Yagami Light Yagami is a fictional character and the protagonist of the manga series Death Note, created by Tsugumi Ohba and Takeshi Obata.

If L is number 1, which I agree with, then Light would have to be number 2

He beat the person who is Number 1 on this list by outsmarting him

Smarter than L yet is lower than him, should be 1

L, who is number 1 on this list told Light that he was more capable than he was and said he would surpass him. Light thought of things quicker than L did, and the author stated if Light never found the Death Note he would work with L and surpass him as a detective. Light is the smartest

6 Anthony Stark

His iq is 270 in comic

Has intelligence but his father is much smarter than in all occasion

7 Reed Richards

He has a IQ of 251 smarter than any person on this list

It has been officially stated that Reed Richards is smarter than Tony Stark.

Highly intelligent and supreme

8 Tony Stark

I voted just to say this batman literally in the comics makes a device that allows him to become the god of knowledge so... I disagree that tony stark should be higher than batman. If you need proof just surch god of knowledge batman.

Tony Stark should be no.3 instead of Batman. Iron Man is intelligent enough to make armours that have broken the light barrier, can lift over 100 tons, has fought gods and even cosmic beings to a standstill. His armors have no limits whereas Batman is just a man with simple gadgets, he's nowhere near as intelligent as Tony Stark. Batman has his own butler (Alfred) whereas Tony INVENTED his own butler (JARVIS, FRIDAY). In fact both Reed Richards & Tony Stark should be above Batman, this list is bs.

Has detective skills,creativity, street smarts, leadership skills
Genius, billionaire, philanthropist, scientist and engineer. Deserves to be number 1, or at least 2

If Batman were this smart, he'd be in a flying suit too. Instead, he's in a fast car with a glass pack on it. Cool car, but it doesn't fly.

9 Hannibal Lecter Dr. Hannibal Lecter is a character in a series of suspense novels by Thomas Harris. Lecter was introduced in the 1981 thriller novel Red Dragon as a forensic psychiatrist and cannibalistic serial killer.

What the fk about the place?

10 Adrian Veidt

He literally kept his plan to destroy half of Manhattan to save the world secret from the omniscient Dr. Manhattan. Pretty impressive I'd say.

The Contenders

11 Annabeth Chase

One of my favorite book characters of all time. - Alpha101

12 Hermione Granger

Not actually smart, there's a difference between basic memorization, and actual geniuses like Sherlock, Hannibal Lecter, and literally all important death note characters.

Should be top 5

People say she's just into books. But she acts quickly and is able to think extremely rapidly on her feet, as can be observed during the confrontation with Bathilda Bagshot/Nagini. Hermione's the character who figured out that the Heir of Slytherin had a Basilisk in the castle, and was smart enough to find a way to tell Harry about the Basilisk. Hermione was the one who suggested they escape from Gringotts on a dragon. Hermione is the voice of reason and rationality within the Trio, and there's a lot more to her character besides memorizing a bunch of facts. Hermione is the one who Apparated the Trio out of Bill and Fleur's wedding, and she's the one who made sure the Trio had all of their supplies in case they needed to flee. That's not just reading a stack of spellbooks. That's coming up with an ingenious idea and having the skill to pull it off.

13 Will Hunting
14 Emmett Brown

This has to be higher I mean he invented time travel

He made time travel, bye bye.

15 Victor Frankenstein
16 Catwoman Catwoman is a fictional character appearing in American comic books published by DC Comics, commonly in association with the superhero Batman. ...read more.
17 Hank Pym
18 Bruce Banner

He got smart and now has to that currently

19 Gregory House

There is no way judy hopps is smarter

How is he 19?
I love him because he is so sarcastic and doesn't care about people. Also being an atheist I relate to him

20 Judy Hopps Officer Judy Hopps is the protagonist in Disney's 2016 animated feature film Zootopia. The first rabbit to be in Zootopia's police force, Judy is determined to make the world a better place while breaking preconceptions about other species. Teaming up with a fox named Nick Wilde, she sets off on her ...read more.
21 Lisa Simpson Lisa Marie Simpson is a fictional character in the animated television series The Simpsons. She is the middle child and most intelligent of the Simpson family.
22 Lelouch vi Britannia Lelouch Lamperouge, whose real name is Lelouch vi Britannia, is the title character and protagonist of the Sunrise anime series Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion.

Should be much higher, this guy pre-recorded his half of a conversation with someone he met only once. The recording was so believable the guy thought he was actually having a real conversation with lelouch

23 Mr. Spock
24 Artemis Fowl

He is way too smart. Remember he was only eleven (or twelve? ) during the first book, where he conducted some intricate kidnapping plots and schemes. And he was already doing this for a while. In the later books he's older and still freaky smart, like, a genius.

Artemis Fowl is the smartest in his generation (and perhaps of all time, but you can't believe everything he says). When he is being modest, he describes himself as 'three-quarters of a DaVinci'. Artemis took out a scheme conducted by a mayor's twin when he (Artemis) was six. Also at six, he pointed at a wall with cracks and said, "See father? The cracks form a map of Croatia, once part of the Roman, Ottoman, and Australian Habsburg empires. Were you aware that Croatia declared independence from Yugoslavia in 1991? " (The Last Guardian) He has several degrees in several subjects. Artemis can also keep track of a bomb's erratic countdown, as well as retroactively save Holly. (The Lost Colony) The only thing he seems to be lacking, it seems, is being nice and having good motor skills.

Artemis Fowl would write MULTIPLE research papers at age 11. Better than all of those above him, including sherlock holmes. Batman is overrated and all he does is thrive off his money. Artemis Fowl holds a criminal empire at the tip of his fingers.

Artemis should be

25 Bulma Bulma is a fictional character in the Dragon Ball manga series created by Akira Toriyama. Bulma is the most significant female character in the series.
26 The Joker The Joker is a fictional super villain created by Bill Finger, Bob Kane, and Jerry Robinson who first appeared in the debut issue of the comic book Batman (April 25, 1940) published by DC Comics. Credit for the Joker's creation is disputed; Kane and Robinson claimed responsibility for the Joker's design, ...read more.

I think it's the joker because he is just so anarchist and all what he wants is to proof that he is right. He also uses his surroundings as a guide like how he created Harley Quinn and how he showed gotham
s the monster inside Harvey dent(two face) then he turned Robin into the red hood. I'm not saying that Batman isn't as smart as the joker, but when you remember that Batman uses technology and joker just uses a deck of cards and a couple of bullets, and he is that smart an able to proof that he is right every time. I think that makes him at least at the top 5 smartest fictional characters. The joker is a genius in my personal opinion

27 Nick Wilde Officer Nicholas Piberius "Nick" Wilde is a male red fox and the deuteragonist of Zootopia. He is the son of Mrs. Wilde. He was voiced by actor, Jason Bateman.
28 Shinichi Akiyama
29 MacGyver

Who else can get away from terrorist with flamethrowers with nothing but a mirror and a shoelace...

30 Beyond Birthday
31 Sheldon Cooper Sheldon Lee Cooper, Ph.D., Sc.D., is a fictional character in the CBS television series The Big Bang Theory, portrayed by actor Jim Parsons.

His iq is 187

32 Dr. Doom Doctor Doom is a Marvel comic book supervillain. His first appearance was in The Fantastic Four #5 (July 1962).
33 Brainiac Brainiac is a fictional supervillain appearing in American comic books published by DC Comics, commonly as an adversary of Superman.
34 Living Tribunal
35 Shikamaru Nara Shikamaru Nara is a fictional character in the Naruto manga and anime series created by Masashi Kishimoto.
36 Lucifer Morningstar
37 Gordon Freeman Dr. Gordon Freeman is a fictional character and the protagonist of the Half-Life video game series, created by Gabe Newell and designed by Newell and Marc Laidlaw of Valve Corporation.
38 Walter White Walter "Walt" Hartwell White Sr. is a fictional character and the main protagonist of Breaking Bad, portrayed by Bryan Cranston.

He is Smarter than you,he is luckier than you!

39 Egon Spengler
40 Angus MacGyver
41 Ford Pines (Gravity Falls)

He had a lot of PHD's, plus he might have an IQ of more than 280

42 Tails The Fox Miles "Tails" Prower is a fictional character in Sega's Sonic the Hedgehog series, and the title character's best friend and sidekick.

He has a 300 IQ

43 Stewie Griffin Stewart Gilligan "Stewie" Griffin is a main character from the animated television series Family Guy. Obsessed with violence and matricide, Stewie is the youngest child of Peter and Lois Griffin, and the brother of Meg and Chris Griffin.

how ids

44 Twilight Sparkle Twilight Sparkle is the primary main character of My Little Pony Friendship is Magic. She is a female unicorn pony who transforms into an Alicorn and becomes a princess in Magical Mystery Cure.

Good. I think should be first in the list because she has magic and outsmarts everyone.

45 Bean

He is pretty smart ig

A weak Greek boy in Ender's Game has become the smartest person in the world in the distant future

46 Kyle Broflovski Kyle Broflovski is a main character in the animated television series South Park. He is voiced by and loosely based on co-creator Matt Stone.
47 Azathoth
48 Michael Corleone Michael Corleone is the main character in Mario Puzo's novel The Godfather and the three films based upon it, all directed by Francis Ford Coppola.

This is probably one of the worst lists in TheTopTens, lmao,well,this is just a normal list,if you know what I mean.

49 Gromit

A mute beagle who is smarter than his owner.

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