Top Ten Smartest Fictional Characters


The Top Ten

1 L (Death Note) 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.

L was introduced as a mysterious character who had known to solve every case assigned to him. He had also tackled the greatest mysteries the world had ever known. Unlike other detectives, he barely relies on physical evidence and uses his intelligence and wits to solve the puzzle. His deduction is that of a mad genius that no fictional character can ever compete with. Definitely deserves the spot as number 1.

He's smart but not smartest. For sure he is the most overrated detective ever. Sherlock is a much better detective, and I really don't think L is smarter than Lelouch. I think Artemis Fowl is number one.

L is a detective from the show Death Note. Although he was up against someone with supernatural powers, he managed to keep up with every nook and cranny of the mystery.

His iq is 265

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2 Sherlock Holmes Sherlock Holmes

Over a hundred characters have played sherlock holmes and his iq is recorded to be a at 190 plus no one other than sherlock could have beaten moriarty

Pure intelligence, nothing stops the passage

3 Batman 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.

But batman is smarter than sherlock

Better than Sherlock Holmes - letdot52

He must be no. 1

Batman's logic : He faces a strong villain.He pulls a device out of nowhere and beats the villain.He faces an even stronger opponent,he invents another device.
This is not smart,it's called a*spull.

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4 Anthony Stark
5 Reed Richards
6 Light Yagami Light Yagami Light Yagami is a fictional character and the protagonist of the manga series Death Note, created by Tsugumi Ohba and Takeshi Obata.
7 Adrian Veidt
8 Hannibal Lecter Hannibal Lecter
9 Rick Sanchez (Rick and Morty) Rick Sanchez (Rick and Morty) Rick Sanchez is a fictional character from the American animated television series Rick and Morty, aired on Adult Swim.

Yeah, no. Rick is smarter than all others on this list.

Can literally make a spaceship with garbage from a garage - matenro

Can create and destroy whole infinite universes - matenro

What,this guy is infinitely smarter then any guy above.

10 Will Hunting

The Contenders

11 Hank Pym
12 Emmett Brown

This has to be higher I mean he invented time travel

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13 Victor Frankenstein
14 Bruce Banner
15 Tony Stark
16 Gregory House
17 Shinichi Akiyama
18 Beyond Birthday
19 Bulma 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.
20 Artemis Fowl

A mastermind teenager who has the capability to invent, innovate, and lie his way to the top.

21 MacGyver
22 The Joker 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, 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

23 Brainiac Brainiac Brainiac is a fictional supervillain appearing in American comic books published by DC Comics, commonly as an adversary of Superman.
24 Hermione Granger Hermione Granger
25 Azathoth
26 Lelouch vi Britannia Lelouch vi Britannia
27 Egon Spengler
28 Angus MacGyver
29 Gordon Freeman 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.
30 Phoenix Wright Phoenix Wright Phoenix Wright, known as Ryūichi Naruhodō in the original Japanese-language versions, is a fictional defense attorney in Capcom's Ace Attorney video game series.
31 Twilight Sparkle 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.
32 Sheldon Cooper 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.
33 Ford Pines (Gravity Falls)
34 Gromit

A mute beagle who is smarter than his owner.

35 Annabeth Chase Annabeth Chase

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

36 Samwise Gamgee Samwise Gamgee
37 Bean

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

38 Abraham Van Helsing
39 Jessica Fletcher
40 Sol
41 Kyle Broflovski
42 Clarice Starling
43 Beyonder
44 Living Tribunal
45 Lucifer Morningstar
46 Michael Demiurgos
47 The Spectre
48 Featherine Augustus Aurora
49 Madoka Kaname Madoka Kaname Madoka Kaname is the titular protagonist of the 2011 anime series Puella Magi Madoka Magica and its related media.
50 Great Evil Beast
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