Top 10 Smartest Anime Characters That You Should Watching Update 06/2024

As a general rule, we tend to focus on the most powerful characters in an anime because they tend to be more prominent than others. Consequently, there is a lot of competition among fans as to who is the strongest. What if I told you that there is a certain anime character who has an IQ of 100?

If the answer is no, then you’ve come to the right place because, in this post, we’re going to reveal the truth and discover who is the strongest anime character based on their IQ.

10. Shikamaru (IQ 200+)

Shikamaru Nara

There are few men in the Hidden Village of The Leaf who can compete with Shikamaru’s combination of good looks and brains. He was the first of his comrades to achieve Chunin rank at such a young age.

He has beaten numerous formidable opponents with his acute awareness of his surroundings and flawless execution of his strategies, despite his incredibly high IQ. As far as planning and trap-setting go, no one can compete with him in this area.

9. Sosuke Aizen (IQ 200+)

It was he who created the Bleach anime series, Sosuke Aizen. Until he disclosed his true identity, he had the story circle around him without anyone noticing him. Aizen excels in both physical strength and intellectual prowess.

Even though he was a member of the Ichigo group, he remained largely unrecognized. He was always one step ahead of his foes because he devised his own schemes and devious plans to become the ruler of heaven. The fans were astounded by his incredible revelation. That is not to imply that he is not the most intelligent anime character ever.

8. Lelouch Lamperouge (IQ 210)

Lelouch Lamperouge-Code Geass

A brilliant master of strategy, Lelouch vi Britannia declared war on the Britannian Royal Empire on his own own. He’s a brilliant thinker and a keen observer. He never hesitated to sacrifice lives in order to achieve his aim, keeping his emotions in check.

With his genius-level intellect of IQ 210, he proves to be a formidable opponent even without the use of Geass. In every Code Geass battle, Lelouch anticipated the opponent’s movements and executed them flawlessly.

Light Yagami and Lelouch are often pitted against each other to see who is the most cunning of the two, but the truth is that neither is better than the other when it comes to strategy.

7. Light Yagami (IQ 211)

‘Kira’, Light Yagami, is one of the greatest anti-heroes we’ve ever seen. He not only beat Interpol, but he also beat L’s mind games with his great intelligence.

Two separate things: having a Death Note and using it successfully. Light did a great job with this one. A smart mind enabled him to manage each and every scenario precisely, leaving no evidence of his deed at the crime site.

Kira was beaten by Near, but he was ultimately defeated by himself.

6. L Lawliet (IQ 211)

Gemini- L Lawliet

The only other person in the whole Death Note saga who was aware of Kira’s true identity was L Lawliet, better known as ‘L.’ L was able to trap Kira in a situation where he had no choice but to use his special card to eliminate him thanks to his cunning strategy.

Without L’s assistance, the Japanese Police and Interpol would have had a difficult time identifying the culprit behind the slew of deaths. Predicting Kira’s every move, he led the cops through the series.

Even without the Death Note or any other unique ability, battling head-to-head with a criminal as cunning as Kira is no easy feat. However, L proved this idea wrong with his keen intellect.

5. Senku Ishigami (IQ 220)

When it comes to science, Senku, the main character in Dr. Stone, is king. He knew everything there was to know about everything. Whatsoever you throw at him, he will emerge victorious.

It’s not a joke to start a new life in a world that has been converted into the Stone Age, but Senku made it feasible. It’s not feasible for him to create possibilities from an impossible endeavor because of his high intelligence level of 220.

He’s a genius at the mental level, and he’s shown it thus far in the current season of Dr. Stone, despite his lack of physical strength.

4. Saiki Kusuo (IQ 300+)

Saiki Kusuo

In his adolescent years, Saiki used his amazing psychic abilities, which he’d developed at an early age, to aid his friends and family through difficult times. Many of his abilities, such as telekinesis, telepathy, and clairvoyance, set him apart from the rest of the pack.

Even though Saiki doesn’t show off his abilities, he is a formidable foe in a mind-to-mind conflict. One Piece or Naruto would’ve made him an indestructible hero had he been cast in a shonen anime series. However, it appears that he would have been better suited to a comedy series.

3. Kars (IQ 400)

JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure’s Kars is a shrewd character with a keen mind. The ability to monitor and analyze his opponent’s every move makes him an excellent strategist.

Using the strength of Earth’s fauna and other untested elements, he was able to quickly master his almighty powers thanks to his excellent intellect.

After he becomes the Ultimate Life Form, his IQ is determined to be 400, which is significantly higher than the average human’s.

2. Power (IQ 1000)

Power (IQ 1000)

When it comes to Chainsaw Man, Power is a true example of what a high-IQ person looks like in real life. She embodies every quality that distinguishes the best anime character in the genre.

Blood Devils aren’t that much smarter, but they have a distinct way of building their power. She has an incredible IQ of roughly 1000, which is around five times higher than any of the other geniuses on this list.

Only a die-hard Chainsaw Man fan would disagree that Power is an intellectual young lady despite the fact that she doesn’t appear to be one at first glance. If you haven’t already, pick up a copy of Chainsaw Man and dive right in.

1. Aoi Todo (IQ 530000)

This list’s long awaited final member has been revealed. Aoi Todo is the most intelligent anime character of all time, so don’t be surprised. And he has a mind-boggling IQ of 530,000, well ahead of his rivals.

In reality, though, Todo is very intelligent, as seen by the astronomical numbers. Yuji was able to defeat special-grade cursed spirits in a single day after he was taught Jujutsu by him. Furthermore, he was able to foresee Hanami’s next move in less than a second.

If Todo is to defend his ‘Besto Friendoo’ Yuji Itadori, he needs to keep his intellect on line with the rest of the population.

This concludes our ranking of the most intelligent anime characters. We hope you had a great time! Post your IQ and your favorite anime characters in the comments section below and we’ll add them to the list.

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