Top Ten Smartest Fictional Characters

The Top Ten

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.

he has a higher IQ than Sherlock Holmes and, from personal opinion is more entertaining. He even beat the most wanted criminal and solved many other difficult cases. Soichiro Yagami says, and I quote "L is like the polices' trump card." You might be asking, "But he dies, how could have he beat Kira?" Well, l was the one who started the case and inspired both near and Mello to win against Kira.

No doubt he deserves the top spot he was more smarter than lerlouch merieum senku light and all marvel dc characters

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

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.

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.

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 is the best character in ficitonal world I ever watch in sherlock webseries.Might be webseries is in the form nowadays. Best his presence of mind,mind palace and thinking ability and knowledge.

Such As Exception Character

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.

Hacked into Darkseid's ship (near impossible). Created suits such as "The Justice Buster", "The Final Suit", "Batman Beyond suit", "The Insider Suit", which are all more powerful than any of Iron Man's Armors. Defeated Darkseid 2 times. BECAME THE GOD OF KNOWLEDGE. Smarter than Sherlock Holmes. Deserves to be #1.

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.

His detective skills are often compared equal if not higher to Sherlock Holmes. His immense knowledge in science, technology, martial arts together makes him one of the most smartest fictional character

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

He could destroy universes if he wanted to he could kill god I think he deserves #1 he is the smartest man in the multi verse I think he is the smartest

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

Tony Stark built an arc reactor "in a cave, with a box of scraps", but this guy built a spaceship in a garage made of junk, which can obviously go pretty damn fast since they travel all over the universe, whereas Stark could barely get his first suit in the air.

Rick invented a portal gun that can transport him to wherever he wants to go, whether it be on the opposite side of the galaxy, or the opposite side of the galaxy in an entirely different universe. He also turned himself into a pickle once

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 deserves the top spot then Light deserves the 2 spot.His plans were always perfect but the reason he is not sarter than L is because he shows his smartness because of resources

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

He outsmarted the character which is at top

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

Anthony Stark

His iq is 270 in comic

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

Reed Richards

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

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

Highly intelligent and supreme

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.

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?

Annabeth Chase Annabeth Chase is a daughter of Athena and one of the main characters of both the Percy Jackson & the Olympians series and the Heroes of Olympus series. She's also Percy Jackson's girlfriend and has no particular powers aside from her brains and tactics.

One of my favorite book characters of all time.

The Newcomers

? Michael Scofield Michael J. Scofield, played by Wentworth Miller, is a fictional character and one of the two protagonists of the American television series Prison Break.

Broke out of three prisons, has low latent inhibition and when paired with a high IQ makes him clincally a creative genius. He is a structural engineer and graduated in the top 5% of his class. Designed his own tattoo to include blueprints of a prison within the drawings and is a master manipulator. Thank you.

The Contenders

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.

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.

Will Hunting
Victor Frankenstein
Emmett Brown

This has to be higher I mean he invented time travel

He made time travel, bye bye.

Catwoman Catwoman is a fictional character appearing in American comic books published by DC Comics, commonly in association with the superhero Batman. ...read more.
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.

L and Light are overrated . Too overrated. Lelouch is supposed to be Anime's representative here. He outsmarted a being that can slow man's perception of time, a being that can read minds and a being who can go back in time hours before her defeat, as well as an empire with 25th century tech, not with brute strength but his mind.

Lelouch is the smartest Anime character at least top ten fictional characters. However, L, Light, Bulma should be below him. Dude can pre record a video of himself and predict what people will say. Lelouch also built a terrorist group who were ragtag at first to a powerful society capable of fighting the civilization that owned 1/3 of the Earth. Lelouch has outsmarted people who can read minds with his own mind. Unlike Light who was under the surveillance of only L and a few Japanese police, Lelouch was able to fool the surveillance of the whole Empire. His deduction and prediction is so cool. Like how he freed millions of Japanese legally from Brittania's rule and gained control of China the second word power at the same time.

He sent a recording of himself to a guy he never met many times with. The guy believed he was having a live conversation with Lelouch.

Lelouch is always ranked not far behind L and Light when it comes to witty anime characters. If they are in top 10 so should he.

Hank Pym
Black Panther T'Challa, better known as the Black Panther, is a fictional superhero appearing in American comic books published by Marvel Comics. He was created by Stan Lee and Jack Kirby in 1966, first appearing in Fantastic Four #52 (cover-dated July 1966) in the Silver Age of Comic Books. He is known to be the ...read more.

Rules the most advanced nation on Earth. Definitely he should know more than the average genius. He's the king! He's received the best of education and he has access to technology unknown to many parts of the world. And unique to him only is the fact that he knows how to deal with the other unexplainable science, magic which most of the geniuses here don't even believe in.

Dude is one of the best prep masters. He has prepped and kicked the butts of the Avengers including Hulk and Thor and even the Fantastic 4. He's also a leader capable of taking back his country when it was captured by Doom. Doom in my opinion is smarter than 50% of the people on the list.At one time, he invented a device that could survive a universal destruction.

Dude built a Prison TO HOLD SENTRY! If you don't know sentry, he's a dude with the power of a million exploding stars or "suns".

Spies on Avengers without their knowledge. Frees Lorna when Red Ghost, one of Marvel Earth's smartest was unable to. Designed his thrice blessed armor at 12 years old. Black Panther is good at deductions too. He deduced Reed Richard's ship would be trapped by Wizard. Hacks Deadpool' s teleportation device. Created a prison capable of holding THE SENTRY!

Bruce Banner

He got smart and now has to that currently

Gregory House

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

There is no way judy hopps is smarter

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.
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.
Mr. Spock
Artemis Fowl

This person deserves to be number one more than anyone else. I don't know about L or Light, but boy should you read this dude's adventures.

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.

<Spoilers> He gets nicer in the later books, but those are poorly written.

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 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.

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