Strongest/Smartest Anime CharactersOut of all, which deserves the title? Who is the most powerful in terms of Strength and Intelligence?
The Top Ten
Not powerful but a large brain is required!
He should be first on this list. L is a genius. Even smarter than Light and Near. His loss to Light was simply due to the fact that he had never had a friend, and he was somewhat blind to Light, even though he knew who he was. And, I see that somebody said that Near was smarter. This is in no way, shape, or form true. Near himself said that he wasn't as smart, and he only beat Light because of Mikami's incompetence. Had Mikami not screwed up, Light would have won. Therefore, proper order is 1. L 2. Light 3. Near. At least within the Deathnote universe.
Most people already him as the smartest manga character, imagining being the theif but he was actually the detective a way harder role. Though there are manga characters that are also geniuses like Light, for me he is the 2nd smartest manga character but lost to Near because of Teru Mikami and Lelouch is brilliant strategist,3rd for me. These are the top 3!V 29 Comments
Vegeta is both strong and smart.
If you think back on how Vegeta had to go about surviving Frieza's awful treatment, you'd realize Vegeta is both book and Street smart. Even Goku wouldn't have been alive were he in Frieza's army because he's not smart.
He has to be a secret brainiac. Who else can keep up with Bulma, the smartest woman in the world?
Really smart but his arrogance sometimes clouds his judgement.V 19 Comments
Light Yagami is the smartest character because of his deductive ability, his ability to make plans and use the disadvantages in his favor. Remember that he was the only one with the intellect able to think of a plan so impeccably brilliant to kill L without being at any visible point involved, besides the other plan he made so the death note would come back to him after so many months, while demonstrating his innocence. He made everything with such precision and perfection that even L, the greatest detective in the world, even though he knew that he was Kira, was unable to prove it, despite being guarded and watched 24/7, including all the pitfalls that L tended him. Despite that, they could not catch him before 6 years and there were required 3 genius detectives, of whom two died in the process, Interpol, the FBI, the mafia, three shinigamis, the betrayal of his own colleagues in the Japanese police and disadvantages as Rem and Misa, who were a delay. And finally, when he was caught, ...more
Am I the only one who thinks that Light was smarter than L? He was really farsighted and even though it was based on mostly luck, he had necessarily thought of all precautions before hand. He was ruthless, but behind it he had good intentions, although the power drove him mad. He also killed -ehm- a really great character, who may have revealed him to be Kira, by cheating, he had the upper hand over him. I know the majority probably doesn't agree with me, but Light is one of those villains actually having good intentions behind their stone hearted demeanor. He may have used certain people, even have debated killing his own family, but in the end only driven mad by power and to make the world a better place.
He has got hell of a superhuman brain. He gets himself out of every dangerous situation anyhow by using his ability and can deceive anyone. If it were not to end the story he could have cleared the whole world.
Why is Vegeta in this list he isn't smart nor strongV 9 Comments
How is this even a discussion? Lelouch is obviously the smartest character in all of anime.He managed to take over the world, without the superhuman strength that other characters have. All he used was his strategy. Even if you make the argument that he had a geass to help him, his power is actually so much more limited than the other people on this list. He can predict exactly what people say and record a conversation to play to them, IN THE FUTURE! On top of all that, he even managed to manipulate the entire world into creating world peace, with none of them knowing.
His Geass has the power to manipulate anyone's mind to obey any order without resistance! That means he could order you to kill yourself, while he stares with a smile. Plus, he is insanely intelligent! Even for Light and L!
The resolve shown by Lelouch to sacrifice himself for the greater good despite already owning the world shows his strength both physically as well as mentally.. Also, the execution of his plan so effortlessly says something about his tactics and intelligence.
Isn't this obvious? He's far better than Light Yagami or even L...Lelouch can beat them by using the geass or even without it! He has got Suzaku by his side and all the Ashford Academy with him!V 14 Comments
Aizen does not deserve the first spot but should be 3rd or 2nd and where the heck is itachi. Anyway Aizen is past god strength and remember that huge sceem he made with Gin and that other African American captain. That must have took in weeks of hard planning and he did it in like a day.
When you think of smart compared to strong, you might think of one person for each, nope. This man is both. - wren6
He is the mastermind to those who speaks about him. The true character
Yhwach make aizen look like a kid who has dropped his ice creamV 3 Comments
I don't know about Future Trunks, but Kid Trunks is a DUMBASS!
What is he doing here
SCREW THIS DUMB KID - RapU
YES - RICMAK
When intelligence can far surpass strength. Shikamaru would have been literally the most overpowered character in the entire Naruto Universe. Take this into concept, Batman is considered one of the strongest heroes in the DC Universe... He's a man with nothing but wit and tools. If Shika was actually given something that wasn't used primarily as a stalling technique and had actual jutsu to use like everyone else, no one would actually be able to fight against him.
Shikamaru is smart, even as a former dragon ball fan, I think he qualifies to be a lot more smarter than Vegeta. He displayed an amazing performance defeating an Akatsuki on his own, I think he is qualified to be the smartest.
While Shikamaru is intelligent, it has been said that Kakashi is smarter. So, come one. There's no way that he's as smart as anybody in Deathnote. Even Mello.
May not be the greatest fighter, but is by far the smartest alongside urahara kisuke.V 5 Comments
I mean, come ON.
Hitsugaya taichou isreally strong and smart, he should be secound
Yay yay yay Finally yay yay *fangirling*
He deserve to be in top 10 he slayed whole uchiha clan and sasuke didn't kill him he died because of the disease
Should be in top five. Made everyone think he was a villian while he was actually protecting konoha and sasuke. Can win almost any battle with his wit and deceptive skills. Selfless and sacrificed himself for the greater good.
Third Hokage himself said "Itachi Uchiha had the reasoning skill of a Kage at the age of seven". This sums it all
He is stronger than Madara. He should be number 1!
Itachi Uchiha My favourite character is finally on here and I am really glad he is in the top 10. The reason is for this he is very smart and Intellegent because he always analyze his opponent and always find weakness of everything.My favorite quote is "Every strong opponent has a weakness therefore you can use that to your advantage"V 8 Comments
Urahara deverves at least second place, and shikamaru is the only other anime character than can rival his intelligence. By all means a complete genius. They may not be the greatest fighters, but by far, the smartest. Anybody who has read/watched naruto or bleach would know this. I also think his intelligence surpasses that of lights, L's, and lelouches.
Well he isn't the strongest character comes in my mind when I hear "Bleach", but he's the smartest.
He is the smartest character in history of bleach because without his bankai he with ichigo destroyed Aiken. He is cooler than all animes with very great care to his friends. The only top one of all times.
You must be high. Kisuke should be the first in this listV 3 Comments
Even if he is rude and straight up cruel, Frieza is undoubtedly strong and intelligent.
I swear, the villians in this series are far more clever and intelligent than the heroes 😂
Who ever called Goku an idiot and think he was dumb all deserves a good lecture. Goku learned Kamehameha after seeing it once while it took Master Roshi 50 YEARS, he's also a genius tactician and strategist in battle, figured out powering up would only decreases speed during Cell saga, being the only one able to find out that mastering SSJ1 and use it effectively would be better than Vegeta's way, who's stupid and just train as hard as he could without even thinking and let envy engulfs him, and Goku was the only one capable of deducing Cell's actions... Many thought that Goku was stupid, which he was DEFINITELY NOT, he's actually one of the most,if not the most, intelligent characters in the series. He's just NAIVE and INNOCENT because he grew up in a forest and didn't go to school, and people misunderstood him for being stupid. About his being not able to do even the simpliest math problems, is because of him not going to school. If he did, he's an exremely fast learner. You can't ...more
Yeah, true enough. Just have to disagree with you a bit. Goku's indeed one of the best anime tacticians, but he isn't THE very smartest. But he's definitely smarter than he's thought to be. - Goku02
Woah, how are these people so simple-minded? If Goku doesn't have battle smart and just attacking without thinking, he would be nowhere this powerful. Goku has some of the best strategies and tactics, and he always comes up with the best training methods.
True, Goku isn't that smart based on understanding logics or academics, but you have to admit he is smart in fighting other enemies. Look, he even learned kamehameha in less than a year while master roshi needed 50years to learn it?!? truly remarkable
Why, he's just the celverest when it comes to fights. He only keeps in his head what's useful for him, and of course he doesn't need maths and all that. And for that stupid reason everyone's calling him dumb. Can you even come up with strategies half as brilliant as his? Sherlock Holmes doesn't even know that the Earth goes round the Sun, 'because he doesn't need that infromation, he let it out of his head. But has anyone ever heard ANYONE says that Holmes is stupid? No. - BigBadWolfV 28 Comments
Both of them OBVIOUSLY are smart, they're alchemists, plus Ed went thruthe Gate so he knows more than almost everyone! AND they were both physically trained to the extreme, thrown onto a deserted island and being constantly hunted/chased by a madman with a knife for a month! And they were little kids when that happened!
The power to summon/fix/build anything at your own will, is obviously gonna make these two powerful!
They're geniuses and very strong at fighting
Yes the elric brothers areally the smart one
Natsu is still smart so yea
Yes Natsu is a total badass
He can emit flames from any part of his body! He gets even stronger when it comes to defending friends.
After the 1 year training, Natsu can beat anybodyV 10 Comments
Hisoka is the smartest. He is a quick learner and battle genius. He is also physically and mentally the strongest in my opinion.
Hisoka is the smartest for sure, he can read his enemies mind, he can see how strong they're and he knows exactly what's going on around him. He's doing whatever he wants to, well at least he's the smartest anime character I know.
He is extremely smart and one of the strongest characters in the series.
He is the most cunning thing I've ever seenV 2 Comments
For me she has a great mastery in swordsmanship and she uses her intellect and will to beat all of her opponents no matter what, even hundreds are against her that's why she deserves to be on this list.
Actually someone named Zoro from one piece is the best swordsman I've ever since, and no the sexiest but that's opinion
I mean come on no one can be better at swordsmanship than erza why is she here she is smart and most sexy girl I have ever seen.
Fits perfect into strongest and smartest category...
Indeed, against a battle of brains, you will be at wit's ends against the genius of Hakou, and in battle, Hina-mon will easily slice you to pieces... Unless your the unluckiest butler in the world :P.
Still no lolouch
I'm so surprised he wasn't on this list, I mean a lot of undeserving characters, who are either not smart or not strong, are here, but not Sanji. - smill
Only Straw Hat who belongs here in my opinion, as he's the only member of the monster trio who can be considered smart.
The girls are smart too but not that strong.
A badass with tactical wits
His power maybe limited but from his emotion comes great strength. He is not smart as urahara but his skills are not to underestimated
He is a Shinigami, meaning only the spiritual can see him. He deserves the top five at least!
He is really handsome
Ichigo is smarter and stronger than Erza^ Also he should be 2ndV 2 Comments
He may act idiotic, but he's very creative. His devil fruit isn't that strong, but he uses his creativity to defeat other overpowered devil fruit users - smill
He's got good intuition during fight and he can be perceptive. However smart is not a word I would ever use to describe him. It is absurd.
He uses his knowledge on how rubber works and elastic potential energy to increase his fighting strength and speed also know as gear second very smart if you ask me - Jamal10
This guy's dumb but really strong, I love those kind of characters!V 10 Comments
Sasuke is the reincarnation of one the sons of Sage of Six Paths, Indara. Sasuke is both smart and strong. When Naruto and Sasuke were fighting against 10 tails, 2nd Hokage, one of the most experienced and smartest characters in Naruto, was amazed and fooled by Sasuke with his perfect synchronization with Naruto. Remember his fight against Deidara? He figured his opponent's weakness and beat him, at the time when he was using only different types of Chidori and snakes. Beating Danzo who was using Izanagi with tons of Sharingan in his hand, he figured him out and beat him. With just one hand he's still badass, he both protected Boruto and supported Naruto during fight against Momoshiki.
Strong and smart
I hate him he is ugly and really rude
He will never be smart
He controlled the jubbi and had the rinnegan andd was the mst pwrful peep ever in naruto
Gohan was the strongest non-fused Z fighter by the end of DBZ, and the second smartest after Bulma. He should be higher. - Goku02
Jellal deserves higher, he's a genius. For example, when Brain taught him the Self-Destruction Spell, he was a little boy knowing nothing about magic, yet he was able to cast it just after being described how to. And he's one of the most powerful Fairy Tail characters. - Goku02
Lucy is just a dumb, weak and useless character. I would say Levy is way smarter
She is not smart or clever
Lucy is dowright dumb
They've even stated in the anime and manga that Lucy is the smartest member of team Natsu, I mean, she was the only one who could decode Makarovs riddle in the Tenroujima arc. #Lucy4TheWinV 1 Comment
How is this not number one seriously. This character is the embodiment of pure power through intelligence. If anyone has to explain this to you then you have CLEARLY not seen LOGH and there is something vital missing from your life.
He's both weak and stupid actually. - Goku02
Who placed this he-slut here?
Yep. That's my shota.
Saving lives without knowing it since year 845. Probably when he's older his mind's already more dangerous than a sword.
He even destroyed Annie and Berthtoldt's plans, knocked Eren to his senses, formulated a plan to kill the remaining 7 titans,loads of stuff I can't name. If not for him, everyone could've died.
And...he's kinda hot, in my opinion.
Gray is not strong in my opinion he the dumbest bastard to exist
Gray is cool
A guy who single handedly brought armageddon upon the world is supposed to be way higher on the list. Seriously what a jole.
He is smarter and stronger than Shikamaru, so he should be ranked higher than Shikamaru
He is smarter than Shikamaru so he should be ranked higher than this
NO he's SO SMART - RapU
Are u guys kidding me or something naruto accepted that kakshi is smarter than shikamaru and here he is o. 40 he should be first his intelligence is way more than L HE SHOULD BE number 1
He's Humanity's Strongest, and is very intelligent in combat situations, being able to read his opponents and knowing how to take them out efficiently. - BrawkShady
In my opinion, the 4th hokage should have been in the top 15 because he was very observant and was able to use his infamous, Flying Thunder God Jutsu, to his advantage when fighting against his opponents. For example, in the fight against him and Obito, he was able to figure out a way to defeat Obito' s intangibility power and used the Flying Thunder God Jutsu to teleport him, so that he can launch his rasengan at Obito, and his plan worked, thus qualifying him as one of the smartest characters in anime. Also, beside his cleverness, the 4th hokage was also a very smart genius, as he was able to create the rasengan ( or at least the first part of it) after a FEW years and he was able to create the Flying Thunder God Jutsu, a space-time ninjustu, and lastly, he was able to understand fuuinjutsu ( a very complex art in which have many intricate procedures for making seals) and be one if the few ninjas to master it. Thus, Minato Kamikaze is indeed one of the most smartest and intelligent ...more
The 4th Hokage is pretty strong AND smart!
I love inuyasha very strong
He must be the smartest manga and anime character ever,
he knows how to handle almost every situation and is also an unbelievably good actor, so almost nobody knows if he telling the truth.
Smartness? Check! Strength? The strongest Vongola guardian! Hotness? OF COURSE HE IS! He is the aloof 10th Generation Vongola Guardian! The president of Disciplinary Committee! HE IS THE ONE AND ONLY KYOYA HIBARI!
He's 3rd strongest Character in the series after Tsuna and Daemon Spade(with powers of every Guardian, both the Sky and Earth).
He is strong and smart and managed to destroy the entire soul society in 9 days
How is Zeref below Natsu? Zeref's both stronger and smarter than Natsu. He's a child prodigy and figured out how to revive dead people! And he's insanely powerful, he's the most powerful mage ever lived. - Goku02
Naruto don't stand a chance against ichigo or goku get y'all damn fact straights naruto can't even destroy a planet naruto a human goku is a sayain the person that made naruto said he didn't include guns because naruto them would die instantly he's not even faster than a bullet goku is 10x faster than the speed of light get them facts straight I'm done
He has gotten way stronger than he was as a kid...
He's super strong+super smart..2 in 1! Love NARUTO FOREVER!
I think naruto should be in 1st place because he the strongestV 5 Comments
In fact,he is not so dumb and he's enough smart to figure out how to kick bad guys butt.
Come on guys, he doesn't even know which side is right, which is left - smill
Zoro is dumb.
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