In the Marvel universe, what do you think why Tony, Richard, Hulk praised to be worlds greatest superheroes? The answer is simplest. They are smartest marvel superheroes.
Despite holding superhuman abilities & skills, some characters also possess intellectual powers even more than Tony Stark.
In this article, we have pointed out the list of top minds in marvel.
These below characters possess not only extraordinary powers but also great intelligence. And because of this, they are known to be the most powerful Marvel characters when used precisely.
Here is a list of 30 Smartest Marvel Characters in 2018, Ranked.
33. MAX EISENHARDT (MAGNETO)
32. NADIA PYM
31. XIAOYI CHEN (ISO)
30. RED GHOST
29. NORMAN OSBORN
27. ARNIM ZOLA
25. ADAM BRASHEAR
21. REED RICHARD
Reed Richard aka Mr. Fantastic was a founder as well as the leader of Fantastic Four.
Reed is a prodigy who possesses incredible Super-Genius Intelligence on the whole planet.
In the educational field, he even holds the mastery in aerospace, electronics, mechanical and electrical engineering, chemistry, biology. If that’s not enough, Reed also had Ph.D. in all levels of physics.
In the comics as well as movies, Reed successfully discovered a method to travel in space and time and even travel into extra-dimensional.
Overall what makes him smartest characters in marvel is his understanding of every science native to Earth. However, Reed also shows off his intellectual abilities that surpassed even profoundly superior alien race in the Universe.
As Mr. Fantastic, Reed shows fantastic tactician skills during battles. In most of the situations, he fist prefers to go with possible negotiation rather than being on the fight.
So it is safe to say that Reed Richards, if not the top but one of the smartest superheroes in marvel.
20. HANK PYM
There are two versions of Hank Pym. One is from MCU and other is from Marvel’s comic book. Both are a genius scientists who invent Ant-Man suit.
The smartest comic book characters after Reed Richard is Hank Pym who possesses various skill in the field of subatomic physics, robotics, cybernetics, artificial intelligence, programming, emergency medicine, optics, and entomology.
He even praised by Eternity as the Earth’s “Scientist Supreme” as he proved to be Earth’s intelligent people including Reed.
If that’s not enough, Marvel’s well-known villain Ultron was also his creation.
On the other hand, in the MCU, Hank Pym mark his performance as brilliant scientific geniuses in history. He was indeed recognized the world’s leading nanotechnology expert. Due to his mindblowing job, he was once hired by Howard Stark & Peggy Carter as a consultant for S.H.I.E.L.D.
After successfully harnessing the Pym Particles that was responsible for beginning an Ant-Man journey, Hank opened up his new company named as Pym Technologies.
If I have to sum up all the things, Hank Pym even in MCU, acknowledged as the smartest person as well as superhero ever.
19. TONY STARK
It’s common to think that Tony Stark would be number 1 smartest hero in the list due to Robert Downey Jr.’s impressive performance in the MCU.
Even though Tony has not that level of intellectual powers as that of Reed Richards’s, he possesses surprisingly many skills. And this made him one of the greatest superheroes as Iron Man.
Aside from being called as Iron Man, Tony is a prodigy who passed out as a mechanical engineer from the MIT at the age of 17.
In his heroic career, Tony made many astonishing suits and fought with strongest villains ever.
Being praised as world best multitasker, Tony can move, fight, talk and process information in three different modes at the same time. The reason behind this is that he divides his consciousness with the help of Stark Datashades and operates them at his will.
Tony also demonstrates his remarkable mind in the field of advanced technologies. Once he hacked the technology from the Kree, most advanced race in the universe than human.
In the comics, he identified as a futurist person as he can predict the near future events very accurately. Like where superheroes will fight against each other (Civil War) years before it happens actually.
In conclusion, it’s safe to say that Tony Stark is not the best but smarter marvel superhero character ever.
18. BLACK PANTHER
MCU T’Chall has so much scope for growth as compared to his comic counterpart. In the movies, a black hero created own Panther Habit suit and later Shuri upgraded it.
In the comics, T’Challa is the wealthiest superhero on the planet, he not only possesses Intelligent powers but also can draw out all the knowledge, ability, and every experience of every former Black Panther.
T’Challa’s outstanding engineering skills, as well as all levels of physics, rivals that of the top 8 smartest marvel characters including Reed Richards, Victor von Doom, Henry Pym, Hank McCoy, Bruce Banner, Anthony Stark, and Amadeus Cho, etc.
Before becoming Black Panther, Prince graduated from Oxford University and accomplished a Ph.D. in physics. In his superhero journey, he made a new scientific field called Shadow Physics that helps him to track Vibranium on a quantum level.
17. HANK MCCOY
Henry McCoy famously identified as Beast known to be a very bright scientist in X-Men. In the movies, Hank (Henry) created a various comfortable device for youth mutants likes X-jet, X-Men costumes.
Beast also comes into top 8 brilliant minds on Earth. Like other fellow smartest members, he also holds total seven PhDs.
Despite being recognized as genius mind, McCoy’s greatest assets fall into a scientific field. He was the responsible character who made Cerebra, a time traveling machine.
What makes him an ingenious scientist is his Indomitable Will and dedication to science between human and mutants. In his life, Henry never gives up finding the cure for mutants’ Legacy Virus (X-Factor mutant genes), and indeed he once attained a treatment.
Apart from the technologically gifted mind, Hank also seems to be fluent in Multilingual.
15. THE LEADER
14. MISTER SINISTER
13. VALERIA RICHARDS
11. KITTY PRYDE
10. CHARLES XAVIER
9. LUNELLA LAFAYETTE (MOON GIRL)
8. MAXIMUS THE MAD
6. DOCTOR OCTOPUS
Who cares even if Doctor Octopus not falling into eight smartest marvels intelligent, he has his list and comes into one of the smartest marvel villains.
Named by Otto Octavius, Doctor specifically called as a Scientific genius.
When it comes to Spider-Man, he recognized as Peter’s all-time infamous rogue villain and recent Marvel’s Spider-Man PS4 proves that.
Doc Ock has a brilliant mind in atomic physics as well as hold one Ph.D. in nuclear science. Sometimes, even brightest superheroes likes of Reed Richard needed help from him.
With the help of his four robotic arms and trying to find out always new to defeat his adversary, he creates new devices out of advanced technology. Thus proven to be the most excellent and unmatched genius in the world.
5. HIGH EVOLUTIONARY
4. AMADEUS CHO
Amadeus Cho was a follower of Bruce Banner’s Hulk who also first appeared in Amazing Fantasy Vol 2 #15.
Also known as Mastermind Excello, Amadeus gifted with an incredibly super-genius mind almost like a hypercomputer. In the comics, he can do most complex and simultaneous calculations very quickly in any situation. And according to it, it predicts the perfect countermeasure for the possible outcome.
In Incredible Hercules #135-137, Amadeus has proven to be best at recalling almost everything he learned so far meaning that he never forgets anything.
In the list of 8 smartest marvel characters on the planet, Amadeus Cho tends to fit in 8th position, and that is being described by his Mentor Bruce Banner.
Once he also praised to be smarter than some of the Greek Gods like of Athena and Hephaestus who are both super-geniuses.
However, every super ability takes a toll on the body. Same happens with Amadeus’s case too. Performing such vast mental calculations requires immense amounts of energy.
Being the next generation of Marvel’s superhero, Amadeus Cho would be the perfect candidate to replace Bruce Banner as he possesses nearly same aspect regarding intellectual powers as well as brute strength.
3. MOIRA MACTAGGERT
X-Men fans recognized this character who not only shines her beauty but also known to be greatest geneticists. Moira MacTaggert was the world’s highest authority on genetic mutation who specifically proficient in the study of superhumanly powerful mutants.
For her fabulous work, Moira even earns the Nobel Prize.
In her whole life, what made her journey worse was Xavier’s son Legion who suffered from an extreme version of multiple personality disorder. After witnessing Moira unexceptional scientific expertise, even one of the greatest mind- Professor X admitted to her vast knowledge treating the most difficult mutations.
Moira’s depthless intelligence was beneficial for Xavier even after her death that inspired him to rebuild the mutant society of Genosha.
2. DOCTOR DOOM
Who would be the most threatening villain on Earth? There are quite a few villains who serious threat to the world if they kick their evil mind.
Victor Von Doom aka Doctor Doom usually serves as main antagonist villain of Fantastic Fours. It said that it would take Tony Stark around ten years to rival Doom’s technology.
Victor Doom’s most dangerous weapon is no other than his intellect.
Despite being a supervillain, he not only falls into eight smartest Marvel characters on earth but also proven to be the most intelligent beings in the entire universe. He even a specialist in strategy making, leadership, politics as well as in manipulations.
In his evil journey, Victor had made many mind-blowing gadgets including running time-machine. His iconic device is his Doombots, similar replication of him regarding powers and abilities.
Like all the superheroes, Victor also did mastery in physics, robotics, cybernetics, genetics, weapons technology, biochemistry. So if villains combine their powers along with intelligence, then menacingly it would be impossible to defeat them.
1. BRUCE BANNER
Being called as one of eight smartest people on Earth, Bruce Banner notably referred as into fourth, fourth most intelligent person on the planet.
In the Incredible Hulk Vol 3 #5, Bruce proved that out of 8 genius minds, his mind works so fine. He processed thousands of data to decipher sophisticated computer system that was supposed to conquer the world.
In this event, even Tony Stark failed to inject a virus into the computer system that Banner accomplished did it without fail. Hence, Tony praise him as the most significant nuclear scientist yet on Earth.
In the MCU, Bruce’s intellectual scale matches with only Tony’s level of intellect and rivals by Erik Selvig, Hank Pym, Shrui and dead Helen Cho.
So in the cinematic universe too, Marvel Studio gave a quite an importance to this formidable character.