Smartest Comic Characters


I thought I'd make a list of some of the smartest comic characters around.  Now keep in mind, I'm not as familiar with Marvel, but I will add the ones that I know about.  This list does not include any god-like beings or cosmic entities (so, no Darkseid or Galactus).  I know next to nothing about Image and Dark Horse characters, so they won't be included at all. 
 
In no particular order...

List items

  • He's got a 12th level intelligence. If you add up everyone on Earth's intelligence together, they only come to a 3rd level. He invented the Legion Flight Ring, the Force field belt, cured Matter-Eater Lad's insanity, and was able to bring Conner Kent and Bart Allen back to life.

  • He's the 3rd smartest man in the world. I'm not sure who the other two are, but I can guess...

  • Most likely the smartest man on Earth, but still gets his plans ruined by Superman.

  • World's Greatest Detective. Plus, he invents all kinds of neat toys. :)

  • Ray Palmer is one of the smartest guys out there.

  • Inventor of the Metal Men.

  • Is he the smartest man in the Marvel Universe? Most likely. But he still looks like a mental infant next to Brainiac 5.

  • Tony Stark is an incredibly smart guy!

  • What is there to say? He's the world's leading expert on mutants and the x-gene.

  • He's called Brainiac 3 for a reason!

  • The first Invisible Kid was a brilliant scientist, and was even respected by Brainiac 5.

  • Invented the Time Cube as a kid, and was one of the foremost experts in Time technology.

  • Possibly the best medical doctor around.

  • Founder of the L.E.G.I.O.N. and now R.E.B.E.L.S. He's got a 10th level intelligence, and is ruthless as he is smart.

  • A genius in metahuman studies, he engineered the creaton of the Doom Patrol. And he's a jerk.

  • Ant-Man. Giant Man. Yellowjacket. The Wasp. He's a brilliant scientist.

  • Loads of brains to spare.

  • Pretty much the equal of Tony Stark, but in the DC Universe.

  • Hank Henshaw was a brilliant scientist before the accident, and though he went mad, he is still a genius, and dangerous.

  • Cybernetics and Robotics are his specialty.

  • Built Red Tornado, Red Volcano and the others. Also built a time viewer and stole tech from the future.

  • Ugly? Yep. Brilliant Mad scientist? yep.

  • She's 'bright' without a doubt.

  • For years, she held her intelligence back, not wanting to intimidate Star Boy, but she is quite smart, and sometimes helps Brainiac 5 out in the multi-lab.

  • In expert in Xenobiology, and helps Brainiac 5 out on occasion.

  • Barbara Gordon may possibly be the best computer expert in the DC Universe.

  • Fiendish and devious, he is a criminal information broker.

  • When you think Mad Scientist, you think this guy.

  • Possibly as brilliant as Bruce Wayne, Edward Nigma is now one of the good guys.

  • The original Hour Man, Rex is an excellent chemist, having invented the Miraclo pill.

  • The original Star Man, inventor of the Cosmic Rod.

  • The original Brainiac. How could I leave him off the list?

  • As Bruce Banner, he is a genius.

  • The second Blue Beetle, he hid his genius behind his humor. But in reality was very smart.

  • Almost forgot about the Doctor. Timelord and last survivor of Galifrey.

  • Doooooooom!

  • The genius of the Watchmen.

  • I always thought he was one of the lamest characters around, but I have to give him his due. His intelligence is considerable.

  • Maybe not as brilliant as Reed Richards, but he tries..!

  • Highly insane, but highly intelligent.

  • Rip Hunter is a time-travel expert, and has helped Booster Gold become the greatest hero no one has heard of.

  • Don't let his appearance fool you..

  • The scientist known as Kel, was cursed to watch universe after universe die during the first Crisis.

  • Yep.. he's a super-intelligent gorilla. No, I don't think that's silly.

  • Speaking of smart primates..

  • He invented a way to build artificial stars. I'm not kidding.

  • The young 'Toyman' is a brilliant robotic specialist. Great with gadgets and all kinds of tech.

  • Maybe not as smart as the silver-age Superman, he is still incredibly intelligent.

  • Having been trained by the best, he may even be a better detective than Bruce Wayne.

  • The best wizard of the 31st Century, her intelligence goes toward magic, not for technology.

  • Yep, he's purty durn smrt!