Smartest people in the Marvel U

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  1. tusko

    tusko Well-Known Member

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    Okay, the War World Hulk crossover had A. Cho as the 7th smartest person in the world.

    What's the list?

    Victor Von Doom
    Reed Richards
    Charles Xavier
    Modok
    Tony Stark
    Amadeus Cho

    Is there a list?

    Post your rankings.
     
  2. KA

    KA PENIS GOES WHERE?!!

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    im not sure xavier should be on that list.

    hank pym.
     
  3. tusko

    tusko Well-Known Member

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    So then:

    Victor Von Doom
    Reed Richards
    Hank Pym
    Bruce Banner
    Modok
    Tony Stark
    Amadeus Cho
    The Leader
    Hank McCoy
    Charles Xavier
    Stephen Strange
     
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    Would Tony even qualify? He knows a lot about robotics, yes, but we've seen even his best designs can be understood and even altered by Peter Parker which would be argument to him being just as smart, but we know Spidey doesn't match up to Hank McCoy or Reed Richards.
     
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    Victor Von Doom
    Reed Richards
    Hank Pym
    Bruce Banner
    Modok
    Amadeus Cho
    The Leader
    Hank McCoy
    Peter Parker
    Tony Stark
    Charles Xavier
    Stephen Strange
     
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    I'm definitely gonna second KA's 'pull Charles' vote. Yeah, he built Cerebro, and he's a 'brilliant geneticist,' but he's still not on a par with the other guys. Same with Stephen Strange--he's skilled, but not necessarily smart. Parker's smart, but not on the level of the other folks--I think plenty of regular engineers could build web-shooters and spider-tracers

    What about Kid Omega? Wasn't being smart one of his 'powers?' And maybe Forge, or is that a cop-out?

    As far as the absolute smartest, I'd say Richards. He's an ass, but he earned it, even with Clor.
     
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    I was using Parker as an example, not an add-on to the candidates list. He's smart, but he's not in the 7 smartest, and if he's on par with Stark then neither should be listed.

    I'd second the Kid Omega vote though, on the basis of Emma Frost's observation that he had thousands of brilliant thoughts a second.
     
  8. tusko

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    Yes, I'm ranking but not putting numbers on where these people sit relative to each other.

    I think Doom is #1. Richards is #2 and Amadeus Cho is #7. Otherwise its all up in the air. Xavier and Strange are both known for their mental abilities so I'm leaving them up there, but feel free to make your own list. I'm just curious as to who should be up there since they are making a point of it in the comics.

    1. Victor Von Doom
    2. Reed Richards
    Hank Pym
    Bruce Banner
    Modok
    7. Amadeus Cho
    Kid Omega (?)
    The Leader
    Hank McCoy
    Forge
    Peter Parker
    Tony Stark
    Charles Xavier
    Stephen Strange

    I don't know who Kid Omega is.... where should he sit?
    Forge is a bit of a cop-out but I'll put him above Stark.
     
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    If Reed Richards routinely outsmarts Dr. Doom, wouldn't that put him ahead?

    Also, isn't Parker meant to be rather brilliant?
     
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    I like to think the family team work thing does Doom in. But Doom is smarter in my simple mind because he's both technological/scientific and magical/mystical. The breadth of his knowledge is wider.

    Parker may be brilliant but he seems to only use it to react and isn't very proactive. He understands complex things, but doesn't seem to develop or add to the science of the Marvel U.
     
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    You might also want to put The Radioactive Man from the Thunderbolts on there. I believe he's the foremost expert on radioactivity. He was alongside Pym and Richards when they were building the negative zone prison. I'd say that would probably put him around their league.
     
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    what about Curt Connors?
     
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    If Curt Connors couldn't fix himself he's not on that list.

    Anyone remember the Master? That guy with the huge brain attached to his helmet? Would he count?
     
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    tonys not as smart as reed but he is fucking smart, prolly 2nd to reed. its just that his field is related to more practical science. anytime somebody needs to get shit build its reed 1st, tony 2nd.
     
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    Actually it all depends on what "smarts" mean...is it knowledge or wisdom. I think Doom definately "knows" more than Reeds but lack the "wisdom" of how to apply it. For example, not only does Doom knows about "science", he had knowledge of the mystics also.

    And yeah, I agree with KA...as much as I dislike where the Tony Stark character is heading, he should be pretty high on that list too.
     
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    I think magneto should be on the list somewhere and possible sinister and apocalypse, lower end of course but they have all made some pretty impressive stuff.
     
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    Sinister maybe. Magneto and Apocalypse, no.

    Magneto is around the same level of intelligence as Xavier. They're both geniuses to be sure, but no where near the caliber of guys like Reed, Tony, and Pym.

    Apacalypse is not a genius. All the stuff he has was given to him by the Celestials.
     
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    I say yes to sinister. Just because he is regulated to the X-Universe shouldn't hold him back, he definitely is in the top 10 of smartest persons in the Marvel U. Remember how old he is? and the discovery's he made regarding genetics before all the people on this list were even born.
     
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    Hahah this was just priceless
     

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