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Posted by windcaster

Jonathan Hickman thinks  Richards, StarkT'Challa , Pym, Doom or Banner. 

Posted by Static Shock

The smartest on the list is Reed Richards. There are seven others on the list, with T'Challa being at the very bottom.

Posted by Twentyfive

@windcaster said:

Jonathan Hickman thinks Richards, Stark , T'Challa , Pym, Doom or Banner.

Oh my god. That is a great order. He should write that to be official.

Beast is pretty up there as well.

Posted by windcaster
@Twentyfive said:

@windcaster said:

Jonathan Hickman thinks Richards, Stark , T'Challa , Pym, Doom or Banner.

Oh my god. That is a great order. He should write that to be official.

Beast is pretty up there as well.

I always felt that intelligence should be ranked by different tier categories. Tier 1.) Reed, Banner, Doom, The Leader  Tier 2.)Stark,T'challa, Pym, Beast.....etc.  
 
 
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  As for women  Valeria  Richards is arguably smarter than her father.  Monica  Rappaccini was said by Banner to be the world's foremost toxicologist . I think Maya Hanson and  Suzi Endo are pretty smart.   
Posted by joshuagamer

mr. Fantastic is the smartest.Some intelligent women inclue, Cecilia Reyes, Red She Hulk, She-Hulk, Shadowcat, Sage, Valeria Richards, rescue, black cat, galacta, gwen stacy, kavita rao, nightshade, moira mctaggert, and that one mr. fantastic girlfriend that was supposed to be his equal

Posted by Deranged Midget

@windcaster said:

Jonathan Hickman thinks Richards, Stark , T'Challa , Pym, Doom or Banner.

I can agree with this.

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Posted by HellionVulcan

In which term ? as i think Tactic/strategy wise no one beats Ares but as others have mentioned other smarts go to Banner & so forth i'd also say X-man given his 300 ways to gain knowledge bit lol .

Posted by gui22

@Deranged Midget said:

@windcaster said:

Jonathan Hickman thinks Richards, Stark , T'Challa , Pym, Doom or Banner.

I can agree with this.

I'd go with Richards, Doom, Banner, Pym, Stark (he's smart but merely in the likes of Engineering and the sort), T'Challa. Don't know where to leave the Leader tho.

Posted by Gambit1024

Pym's number three after Doom and Reed.

Posted by windcaster
@Gambit1024: Why not Banner? 
Posted by Gambit1024

@windcaster: Because, yes, while his scientific feats are impressive (I'd put him as number four), they aren't as impressive as the other three's.

Posted by Pwok21

Doom, then Valeria Richards and then Reed.

Then probably Stark, Pym, Banner and then T'Challa.

Posted by MadeinBangladesh

Pym Richards Doom Tony T'Challa

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Posted by jamzdageek

Amadeous Cho is the 8th smartest in the world. Reed specializes in quantum physics, Pym specializes in bio-chemistry, Banner specializes in radiation/chemistry, and Star specializes in engineering. Sue Richards is pretty smart too. IDK much about Moonstone but I think she's one of the best psychologist. We keep forgetting Doctor Strange is the best sorcerer in the world. The Protector impresses Stark so he's pretty smart.

Posted by johnkmccubbin91

Valeria Richards as it was mentioned she is smarter than Reed in a FF comic

Posted by VampireSelektor

@windcaster: And this listing takes place in what comic book issue?

Edited by windcaster
@VampireSelektor:   If you talking about my Hickman quote I got it from formspring.
Posted by VampireSelektor

@windcaster: Did Hickman list the characters in order of brilliance or in general?

Posted by windcaster
@VampireSelektor: Not sure but I think it's in general. 
Posted by blackpanther1

@Static Shock: Is that a joke, has Banner even found a way to beat or absorb silver surfers strength has pym ever though of designing the quinjet i don't think so and plus Pym has been in the avengers longer that t'challa. And the only thin Stark makes is upgrade to his suit. My opinion is Reed richards, doctor doom and t'challa then you can put Tony stark then you can put hank pym and bruce banner is last. if you can name a reason why you think anyone other than reed richards and doctor doom is smarter than him tell me. Thank you :1

Edited by Static Shock

@blackpanther1 said:

@Static Shock: Is that a joke

No.

T'Challa knows where he stands on the list.

I respect your opinion, though.

@blackpanther1 said:

has Banner even found a way to beat or absorb silver surfers strength has pym ever though of designing the quinjet i don't think so

Banner doesn't need to do any of those things. I don't even know where he stands on the list, anyway.

@blackpanther1 said:

And the only thin Stark makes is upgrade to his suit.

Stark Industries also made newer models of the Quinjet after T'Challa provided the Avengers with the first one.

@blackpanther1 said:

if you can name a reason why you think anyone other than reed richards and doctor doom is smarter than him tell me. Thank you :1

Based on what I posted, I don't think I need to at this point.

Posted by blackpanther1

Well you said all of them and banner was included in the list, Stark wouldn't of made or even know of the quinjet if T'challa hadn't of made it. Ironman's feats using intellect dosen't compare to the black panthers. He made the Hulk buster the Utterly failed. Has Iron man ever beat or even outsmarted doctor doom? I don't think so he dosen't even dare fight doom cause he knows he would lose as black panther stood to the challenge and actually won. And black panther has shown to do smarter stuff than that he knew when the skrull were coming didn't he? and you are saying everyone dosen't make mistakes. I will get scans when i get back home

Posted by The_Soverighn

MY OFFICIAL LIST

  1. Dr. Doom
  2. Reed Richards
  3. Tony Stark
  4. Hank Pym
  5. Zeke Stane
  6. Val Richards
  7. Beast
  8. Bruce Banner
  9. T'Challa
  10. The Mandarin
  11. Mr. Sinister
  12. High Evolutionary
  13. Ultron
  14. Brood
  15. Wizard
Posted by The_Soverighn

bump

Posted by VampireSelektor

@blackpanther1 said:

Well you said all of them and banner was included in the list, Stark wouldn't of made or even know of the quinjet if T'challa hadn't of made it. Ironman's feats using intellect dosen't compare to the black panthers. He made the Hulk buster the Utterly failed. Has Iron man ever beat or even outsmarted doctor doom? I don't think so he dosen't even dare fight doom cause he knows he would lose as black panther stood to the challenge and actually won. And black panther has shown to do smarter stuff than that he knew when the skrull were coming didn't he? and you are saying everyone dosen't make mistakes. I will get scans when i get back home

Black Panther may have outsmarted Doom, but he won at the price of Wakanda's vibranium reserves and his marriage.

Posted by VampireSelektor

@The_Soverighn said:

MY OFFICIAL LIST

  1. Dr. Doom
  2. Reed Richards
  3. Tony Stark
  4. Hank Pym
  5. Zeke Stane
  6. Val Richards
  7. Beast
  8. Bruce Banner
  9. T'Challa
  10. The Mandarin
  11. Mr. Sinister
  12. High Evolutionary
  13. Ultron
  14. Brood
  15. Wizard

Eh, I am still unconvinced about the "Tony < Hank" idea. I like Iron Man and appreciate his strengths, but Hank's inventions and feats always better appealed to me.

Posted by The_Soverighn

HANK PYM SCIENCE SUPREME

Edited by TheOneAboveTOAA

Celestials and Galactus are the smartest beings, but as for human the top 3 are (Random order):

Valeria Richards

Rhodey Stark

Reed Richards