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Top 10 Smartest Characters, Marvel and DC, Comics and Movies.

Created by Taurus, 1 y 1 mo 23 d ago.

Make 4 separate lists and try to keep it down to earth, mainly include Avengers and JL.

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R165
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My list:

1.) Batman Who Laughs
2.) Brainiac
3.) Reed Richard
4.) Ozymandias
5.) Lex Luthor
6.) Hank Pym
7.) Victor Von Doom
8.) John Constantine
9.) Tony Stark
10.) Batman

Honorable Mantions: Doctor Octovius, Harley Quinn, Ray Palmer, Ultron, Thanos, Bruce Banner, Joker, The Riddler, Slade Wilson, Selina Kyle, Tim Drake, Charles Xavier, and Shuri.
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Alien_X
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Marvel comics: Reed Richards (Mr. Fantastic), Victor von Doom (Dr. Doom), Thanos, Hank Pym (Ant-Man), T'Challa (Black Panther), Tony Stark (Iron Man), Bruce Banner, Amadeus Cho, Charles Xavier (Professor X), Hank McCoy (Beast)
DC comics: Brainiac, Mr. Mind, Lex Luthor, Bruce Wayne (Batman), Michael Holt (Mr. Terrific), Ray Palmer (Atom), Darkseid, Ted Kord (Blue Beetle), Tim Drake (Robin #3), Jor-El

Obviously, these positions are interchangable.
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Taurus
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Nice list man.
Taurus
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Bruce Banner (Hulk)?
Alien_X
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I didn't do that because Hulk is another personality.
Taurus
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Okay I guess so except usually that's how it would be done.
Savage
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Who's smarter, Doom or Richards?
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Taurus
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Probably overall Richards.
Savage
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Fair, although Doom is almost his equal
Dhruv
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Doom admitted Reed is smarter than him.
Savage
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True, but a lot of evidence points to doom being smarter, although overall I think doom is only an interesting character as long as Richards is smarter
Tyrannus
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Dr Doom is the only one who can claim to be the master of magic and science. Reed is an expert in science and even then if probable Doom's own ego is what's held him back from being better than Reed
Savage
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That's fair, plus in both Secret Wars (modern and classic) Doom showed insane feats, beyond richards
Taurus
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Ego can't be too big if he admitted Reed was smarter.
Savage
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Doom still has a huge ego, no question
Savage
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1. Reed Richards
2. Doctor Doom
3. Moon Girl
4. Valeria Richards
5. Hank Pym
6. T'Challa
7. Bruce Banner
8. Thanos
9. Tony Stark
10. Hank McCoy
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Taurus
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Nice list, though I say put Hank Pym at 8 and BP at 9.
Savage
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Hank Pym was once declared earths scientist supreme, and T'Challa is tony stark if he grew up in the advanced world of wakanda, he just simply knows more.
Taurus
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Kinda like how we agreed that Taskmaster won is the fighting skills department even though KK might know more in regards to fighting, BP shouldn't be above Thanos, Banner, and Stark. Its the list of smartest, not most educated.
Savage
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True, except T'Challa was just raised in an environment that cared more about education, and his knowledge advantage starts from a young age, so he just is smarter than tony. If you put the both of them in a room and asked them to race to figure something out, T'Challa's brain has been more fine-tuned for tasks revolving around intelligence.
Taurus
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Well more people (including the writers) would put those three before him.
Savage
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wdym including the writers?
Taurus
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Usually its canon that BP is inferior in regards to intelligence.
Savage
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When is that stated?
Taurus
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Its generally accepted, but who am I to go with the crowd? Regardless that's what I believe, and what most people believe.
Savage
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Fair, we'll agree to disagree on this one
Dhruv
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Marvel
1.Reed Richards
2. Doctor Doom
3. Moon Girl
4.Thanos
5.Bruce Banner
6.Hank Pym
7.Valeria Richards
8.Tony Stark
9.Amadeus Cho
10.Black Panther

DC
1.Brainiac
2.Lex Luthor
3.Bruce Wayne
4.Michael Holt
5.Ray Palmer
6.Tim Drake
7.T.O. Morrow
8.Ted Kord
9.Professor Ivo
10.Riddler
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Taurus
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Your Marvel list might be the closest to my opinion.
Dhruv
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Thanks, most people didn't include thanos whereas thanos actually said to Bruce that bruce is really intelligent among humans but titans are on another level, but still he lacks feats to put him above doom and richards, banner is smarter than stark, he once hacked stark's system and stark couldn't do anything, then gave the antivirus for it, leaving the room saying "I am the smartest one there is." Banner could have been higher on the list but honestly he doesn't get much time to display his intelligence, as he is mostly in his hulk form.
Tyrannus
Tyrannus 1 y 1 mo 10 d
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Yeah I excluded Thanos too because he's almost cosmic level intelligence.
Taurus
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But is he smarter than Doom or Richards?
Dhruv
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@Taurus Who? Thanos? Most likely, but he lacks feats. Banner? He outsmarted doom before and doom also applauded is intelligence, but at the same time he doesn't get much time time to display his intelligence. And @Tyrannus, yes I at first was including Doctor Octavius at 10th instead of Thanos, but then thought I should add someone who does not belong to earth. Only thanos came to my mind.
Taurus
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I meant Thanos. Superhero comics (and movies) are funny that way. One person may be a proclaimed genius or what not but be bested by someone allegedly not on their level.
MrJaeger07
MrJaeger07 1 y 1 mo 13 d
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In general aspects I'd say:
1. Brainiac
2. Dr. Doom / Reed Richards (Mr. Fantastic)
3. Lex Luthor
4. Tony Stark (Iron Man)
5. Bruce Banner (Hulk)
6. Bruce Wayne (Batman)
7. Vision / Ray Palmer
8. Peter Parker (Spider-Man)
9. Adrian Veidt (Ozymandias)
10. Charles Xavier
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Taurus
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Good list, pretty accurate; I agree with this for the most part.
MoNsTeR
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Good list i think mister fantastic should be on that list marvels smartest man
Taurus
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Richards is a bit smarter than Doom though.
Tyrannus
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They say Dr Doom was held back only by his own pride so perhaps he is smarter. He's the only one who can claim to be the best in science AND magic
Taurus
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Maybe but magic is more skill.
R165
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John constantine
DeanDinosaur6
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Marvel:
1. Mister Fantastic
2. Doctor Doom
3. Iron Man
4. Valeria Richards
5. Bruce Banner
6. Moon Girl
7. Hank Pym
8. Black Panther
9. Beast
10. Amadeus Cho
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Taurus
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I like it, though Banner is on par with Tony, and Cho would be a bit higher.
Tyrannus
Tyrannus 1 y 1 mo 15 d
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Marvel comics
1. Mr Fantastic
2. Dr Doom
3. Hank Pym
4. Iron Man
5. Bruce Banner
6. Black Panther
7. Beast
8. Blue Marvel
9. Dr Octopus
10. Spider-Man

DC comics
1. Lex Luthor
2. Ray Palmer
3. Mr Terrific
4. Batman
5. Red Robin
6. T. O. Morrow
7. Toy Master
8. Professor Ivo
9. Ted Kord
10. Riddler
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Mr_Incognito
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Pretty nice list. Isn’t franklin richards like one of the smartest in marvel?
Tyrannus
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I didn't want to include beings with extreme levels of cosmic power. Its why I excluded Metron and the Phantom Stranger.
Ezio
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Then you should remove Brainiac and add some one like Ted Kord or Tim Drake.
Tyrannus
Tyrannus 1 y 1 mo 15 d
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Tim Drake was already there but I added Ted Kord
Taurus
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Nice list, though the difference between Tony and Bruce (if any) is infinitely smaller than Bruce and* Black Panther.
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Tyrannus
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Your saying BP is smarter?
Taurus
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Bruce >= Tony > BP
Although this is a bit more of an opinion thing.
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Tyrannus
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I put Bruce a bit slower because he doesn't have much time to actually test his knowledge. I actually agree with you but I thought people might call me biased or say Banner doesn't have enough feats.
Taurus
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Bruce and Hulk are not the same, though I agree with you on about the feats.
Tyrannus
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I agree which is what I meant when I said he doesn't have much time as Banner himself
Taurus
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No I mean would people still be able to use the bias card for Banner?
Tyrannus
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That's a good point. Perhaps his very close association could still be counted
Taurus
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Maybe.
Savage
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Were's Moon Girl and Valeria Richards?
Tyrannus
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Moon Girl isn't as smart as we're told and Valeria's too young
Savage
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Why? Moon Girl is hella smart, and so is Valeria
Dhruv
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MCU
1.Shuri
2.Thanos
3.Tony Stark and Bruce Banner
4.Ultron
5.Vision
6.Hank Pym
7.Rocket Racoon
8.Loki
9.Peter Parker
10.Doctor Strange
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MoNsTeR
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thanos>shuri
Dhruv
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@MoNsTeR Well you are not wrong but the russo brothers said that shuri is the smartest so I couldn't ignore that (even though she is not the smartest imo ).
MoNsTeR
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i think they never read comics lol after what did they do to hulk
and make captain marvel most powerful character in mcu
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Taurus
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@Dhruv Nice list. For some reason I didn't include villains. It is true the Russos said that but they also said Fat Thor is the strongest Thor so they have no credibility therefore Shuri is not the smartest in the MCU and Captain Marvel is not the most powerful.
Taurus
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Here's my MCU list:

1) Bruce Banner
2) Tony Stark
3) Rocket Racoon
4) Yinsen (helped build Iron Man's 1st suit)
5) Dr. Erskine (created the Super Soldier Serum)
6) Hank Pym
7) Doctor Strange
8) Peter Parker
9) Scott Lang
10) Shuri

3-10 are semi-interchangeable. Some on this list can be switched out.
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what really shuri tenth thats stupid
DeanDinosaur6
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I would have Shuri at first.
Taurus
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Tbh I kinda forgot about her, and I didn't want to change every number. But no she wouldn't be first. The list is smartest not most educated.