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    Default The 10 Smartest Marvel Characters

    I was reading the Incredible Hercules series written by *cough* greg pak *cough* where he kept referring to Amadeus Cho as the
    7th smartest person in the world.

    Okay, regardless of whether or not that is true, who are the 10 smartest characters in the Marvel Universe? To get more to the point, they have to be humans whose intellects are not artificially augmented. So no Galactus, no Modok. Just people that this is their natural intelligence.

    I'm assuming Reed Richards and Dr. Doom share the top two positions, regardless of which is really number one. So who do you think are the top ten?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Powerboy View Post
    I was reading the Incredible Hercules series written by *cough* greg pak *cough* where he kept referring to Amadeus Cho as the
    7th smartest person in the world.

    Okay, regardless of whether or not that is true, who are the 10 smartest characters in the Marvel Universe? To get more to the point, they have to be humans whose intellects are not artificially augmented. So no Galactus, no Modok. Just people that this is their natural intelligence.

    I'm assuming Reed Richards and Dr. Doom share the top two positions, regardless of which is really number one. So who do you think are the top ten?
    1.) Deadpool.
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    4.) Deadpool (Max).
    5.) Deadpool (Pulp).
    6.) Deadpool (Team Up).
    7.) Lady Deadpool.
    8.) Kid Deadpool.
    9.) Headpool.
    10.) Dogpool.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Captain England View Post
    1.) Deadpool.
    2.) Deadpool Yellow Caption Box.
    3.) Deadpool White Caption Box.
    4.) Deadpool (Max).
    5.) Deadpool (Pulp).
    6.) Deadpool (Team Up).
    7.) Lady Deadpool.
    8.) Kid Deadpool.
    9.) Headpool.
    10.) Dogpool.
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    In addition to having the worst life ever, having everyone he meets get brutally raped and/or killed, and being constantly hunted by demons, Guts also has the world's ugliest baby.

    Congrats Guts, your life sucks.

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    Just my guess about the top 8, I am sure I am leaving people out:

    Victor Von Doom
    Reed Richards
    Tony Stark
    Hank Pym
    T'Challa
    Bruce Banner
    Amadeus Cho
    Hank McCoy
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    Exploded people can't concentrate, they've been blown up.

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    In no particular order

    Anthony Stark
    The Mandarin
    Reed Richards
    Dr. Doom
    Hank Pym
    Beast
    Bruce Banner
    Black Panther
    Mad Thinker
    Baron Zemo

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    Does High Evolutionary deserve a spot on this list?
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    Quote Originally Posted by DABishop View Post
    In addition to having the worst life ever, having everyone he meets get brutally raped and/or killed, and being constantly hunted by demons, Guts also has the world's ugliest baby.

    Congrats Guts, your life sucks.

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    Reed Richards
    Victor Von Doom
    Hank Pym
    The Wizard
    Mad Thinker
    Bruce Banner
    Tony Stark
    Arnim Zola
    High Evolutionary (not sure if he's "human" enough)
    Mr Sinister
    others

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    Quote Originally Posted by BYC View Post
    High Evolutionary (not sure if he's "human" enough)
    The thread title didn't say anything about "smartest humans" in the MU.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DABishop View Post
    In addition to having the worst life ever, having everyone he meets get brutally raped and/or killed, and being constantly hunted by demons, Guts also has the world's ugliest baby.

    Congrats Guts, your life sucks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nervmeister View Post
    The thread title didn't say anything about "smartest humans" in the MU.
    The OP did though

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brian R View Post
    Just my guess about the top 8, I am sure I am leaving people out:
    Here's why Deadpool is smarter than everyone on your list:

    Victor Von Doom - Doesn't even have an ongoing series.
    Reed Richards - Never make a chair out of explosives.
    Tony Stark - Can't drink alcohol. Not even a bud light. Therefore is a little girl.
    Hank Pym - Dresses in his dead wife's old clothes. Probably beats himself.
    T'Challa - Nobody even cares.
    Bruce Banner - Ain't he unglamorous.
    Amadeus Cho -Who?
    Hank McCoy - Owns a Remmington LadyShave.

    If they were smart they would have like five maybe six books a month about them, but they totally don't.

    Deadpool rules!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fast View Post
    The OP did though
    Oh. Well anyways, his real name is Herbert Wyndham who started out working as a geneticist (and in a sense still is ). So I'd say he counts.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DABishop View Post
    In addition to having the worst life ever, having everyone he meets get brutally raped and/or killed, and being constantly hunted by demons, Guts also has the world's ugliest baby.

    Congrats Guts, your life sucks.

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    Assuming that Amadeus Cho really is 8th smartest, according to Hank Pym, and going by inventions/feats:

    1. Reed Richards (rocket science, extra-dimensional travel, discovery of the Negative Zone and Microverse, unstable molecule costumes, etc.)
    2. Victor von Doom (time travel, robotics, armor, etc.)
    3. Hank Pym (Pym particle, robotics, bio-energy projection, insect control)
    4. Tony Stark (armor, energy weapons, finance, holographs, Extremis)
    5. T'Challa (vibranium suit, Falcon's flight tech, energy daggers, the Kimoyo card)
    6. Yellow Claw (biochemistry, genetics, robotics, longevity)
    7. Mad Thinker (robotics, pattern recognition, vehicles, probabilities)
    8. Amadeus Cho
    9. Fu Manchu (bio-chemistry, cloning, poisons, the elixir vitae)
    10. Bruce Banner (gamma bomb)

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    Think Forge has a shot at this list?
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    Quote Originally Posted by DABishop View Post
    In addition to having the worst life ever, having everyone he meets get brutally raped and/or killed, and being constantly hunted by demons, Guts also has the world's ugliest baby.

    Congrats Guts, your life sucks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nervmeister View Post
    Think Forge has a shot at this list?
    I personally assume that any super-intelligent mutants are getting it from mutation, including Charles Xavier, Magneto, Forge and Henry McCoy.
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    Quote Originally Posted by nervmeister View Post
    Think Forge has a shot at this list?
    IIRC he's not really smart (compared to the rest of these guys) he just builds things and then sometimes has to take them apart to see how they work.

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