Top 10 Smartest TV Characters

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

A proven intellectual genius. Broken out of 2 top security prisons, extremely pretty and a very good guy.

The structural engineer who broke out from two prisons that were never supposed to be broken.

Outsmarts everyone and he is never stopped by anyone.

When Scofield takes on world, world always loses!

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

Titled the "smartest man in the universe" by so far everyone in the universe. He even managed to be the smartest of all the alternate versions of himself, he's manipulative, brilliant and logical.

Titled Smartest Man in the Universe in infinite universe.

That technically makes him smarter than any other entity in any fictional universe.

Rick Sanchez knows everything. Rick Sanchez can do everything. Rick Sanchez is easily the smartest guy in the universe. He is basically God.

The multiverse is his play ground

Dr. Spencer Reid (Criminal Minds)

Reid is far more smarter than Sheldon. Reid has three Ph.D. and knows far more than physics. And he got those Ph.D. before the age of 24. Sheldon only has two Ph.D. and a master's. So, who do you think is smarter? I say Reid. He's even smarter than Velma.

Come on! There is NO one smarter then Reid. Sorry, Dr Reid. Graduated from high school at 12years old, eidetic memory, can read 20 000 word per minute, Iq of 187, works for the FBI. Come on!

He's super smart, and he's just plain adorable. I know that doesn't have anything to do with the question, but it had to be said.

You know what, I think this page is stupid, Spence is the smartest and he always will be

Sheldon Cooper (The Big Bang Theory) 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.

How is he so low. His IQ is 187, he was a child prodigy, he won a Nobel prize, he has an eidetic memory, he got a PhD at 14, is a theoretical physicist, he is a human calculator, can solve calculus problems in his head, He is technically in the super genius iq range, He can hack into a government super computer, has a wide range of knowledge from math to history, he has a job so hard you stare at a board of complicated mathematical equations and variables, he knows more about comic books than anyone ever, had a higher than 110% on his theoretical physics class at age 10, mastered calculus, Euclidean geometry, quantum chromodynamics, and Newtonian mechanics plus Einstein’s general theory of relativity not to mention has never missed a single problem or gotten a math problem wrong in his life.

When it comes to pure smarts, Sheldon beats pretty much everyone in the history of T.V.. Yes, he's not very good and planning, and he is DEFINITELY lacking in street smarts, but pure academics? He's got it in the bag.
Plus he has the work ethic to sit through physics, which I certainly admire him for (AP Physics crushed my soul in high school and it will continue crushing my soul even when my future child has the same class ("Hey, can I have some help? " God forbid. )

He's insanely smart its annoying (for the other characters) but hilarious to the viewers watching!

How come Sheldon's not first? He went to college when he was 11, for crying out loud!

Professor Farnsworth (Futurama)

Only smarter than all of the others because of his futuristic intellectual resources

In france its called a guillotine

Good news, everybody...I'm smart hehhee

Dexter Morgan (Dexter) Dexter Morgan is a fictional character and the antihero of a series of novels by Jeff Lindsay, including Darkly Dreaming Dexter, Dearly Devoted Dexter, Dexter in the Dark, Dexter by Design, Dexter Is Delicious, Double Dexter, and Dexter's Final Cut.

Combined, his practical and theoretical intel could defeat any opponent, and he should definitely be higher ranked on this list.

Simply the smartest criminal of all time.

Gregory House (House)

House has intelligence that is not one dimensional. He excels in science, medicine, language, human nature, biology, music and has the best jokes.

Simply has the most intellectual brain power in television history. I'd put Dr. Hannibal VERY close behind him, and Walter White at 3rd.

He's number one
Sherlock should be number two what

Has to be smart to be the top of his career and be as respected as he is. great charactor.. for the most part, great show. even though this season isn't as good.

Jimmy Neutron (The Adventures of Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius) James "Jimmy" Isaac Neutron is a fictional character and the main protagonist of the Jimmy Neutron franchise . He is most notably the main protagonist of the 2001 American 3D computer-animated comic science fiction film Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius and the main protagonist of the American computer animated ...read more.
Hannibal Lecter (Hannibal)
The Contenders
Sherlock Holmes (Sherlock Holmes)

31, 31, you have got be kidding youself. He is by far smarter than everyone in the list, apart from gregory House and maybe Microft holmes. Also considering his idea of almost all fields and unmatched memory, he can be compared to few Star Trek characters who don't belong in this list in the first place.

Huh? There isn't a single character within top 10 who is as smart as him. Also, Leonardo from Da Vinci's Demons should be here too, maybe the only one smarter than Sherlock among show protagonists.

Sherlock is on every other top list and he has the smarts to prove it.

How the hell is sherlock so low on this list

Cody Martin (Suite Life)

So smart that he had no life. By the way tat sexist liberal Brian is the dumbest person in T.V., third next to ozzy lusty, and Lois pewtershmit.

KITT (Knight Rider)
Spock (Star Trek) Spock is a fictional character in the Star Trek media franchise. Spock was first portrayed by Leonard Nimoy in the original Star Trek series.
Walter ''Heisenberg'' White (Breaking Bad)

Definitely one of the smartest criminal master minds of all time!

Smartest criminal I know and that's a fact

Oh come on! He is the smartest ever.

Will Graham (Hannibal)
The Professor (La Casa De Papel)
Dr. Raymond Langston (CSI)
The Doctor (Doctor Who) The Doctor is the title character and protagonist in the long-running BBC science fiction television series Doctor Who.

The only one on this list I would mark as more intelligent than the Doctor is Rick Sanchez. And even then, it's a barely there difference.

He is very smart and got out of very tough spots with only words. He fights things with his mind all the way to blood thirsty aliens to carnivorous planets(Don't ask).

Bro he is smarter than any one on this list he literally knows everything not joking, everything

He can defeat everything, even when the villains think they outsmarted him, it turns out that even that was all part of his plan. he saved entire multiverses multiple times.

TJ Henderson (Smart Guy)
Velma Dinkley (Scooby Doo) Velma Dinkley is a fictional character in the Scooby-Doo franchise. She is usually seen wearing a baggy orange turtleneck, short red pleated skirt, knee socks, Mary Janes, and most prominently, a pair of square glasses, which she frequently loses.
James Moriarty (Sherlock)
Freddie Benson (iCarly)
George Hearst (Deadwood)
Stewie Griffin (Family Guy) 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.

Super genius baby invented a time machine can do amazing fight moves and has a whole bunch of guns

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