Though many rely on their brawn to fight injustice these greatest heroes are all about the brainpower. For this list we’re looking at anime(s) for oeq figures that use their genius intellect for good, so sorry but all the baddies will have to sit this one out.
10. Shiba Tatsuya
(The Irregular At Magic High School)
Seventeen Years Old Chiba enrolls at the first high School though he harbors much grander plans beyond the school wall due to his shadowy past Shiba possesses incredible magical and combat of ability, other than devotion to his twin sister, Miyuki Chiba makes up for his lack of emotional freedom by channeling his mental energy into achieving outstanding academic grades and pioneering magical weapons. This overpowered magic user is one of the smartest around.
9. Shiroe (Log Horizon - 2013)
Shiroe was just a 23 year old reclusive engineering student that all changed when he became trapped in the largest MMORPG in history elder tale and took on the mantle of Shiroe as Shiroe and not only became a powerful and chanter scribe but also one of the best strategists in the game he honed his critique jobs working in debauchery tea party group practicing and eventually mastering his signature skill “full counter”.
Despite staying humble, his scheming ways soom earned him the nickname village and glass from his guild mates
8. Victorique de Blois (Gosick - 2011)
Imagine if the brain of Sherlock Holmes was somehow transplanted into the body of a 15 year old French schoolgirl. The diminutive detective is a student at prestigious sainte-marguerite academy and spends as much time as possible in the school’s impressive library.
Using her photographic memory, she can easily recall stored information abnormally fast. She’s also keenly observant to the point of being able to reconstruct scenes with scary accuracy
7. Rintaro Okabe (Steins;Gate - 2011)
Despite just being 18 years old, Rintaro already runs his own laboratory, future gadgets lab, it might be tiny situated above CRT store and have only a handful of lab members but the gadgets, Rintaro and his team create, are still ambitious even they don’t always work out. One such wacky invention is the phone microwave which was built as a remote-controlled microwave but ends up as a time travel or time leap machine that Rintaro can’t resist using to heroically mess with the past.
6. Shiro (No Game No life - 2014)
This is one eleven-year-old gamer, you better hope you don’t go up against. Online, as one half of the gaming team blank, Shiro is one of the most skilled first-person shooter players in the world due to her uncanny ability to predict her opponents moves her stepbrother Sora, the other half of the team blank explains that her strategic skills were sharpened eating a chess simulator designed for a grandmaster unimpressive twenty times in a row.
Shiro also speaks 18 languages and like her brother, has photographic memory which is super-fast information recall.
5. Shikamaru Nara (Naruto - 2002)
Shinobi of the Nara clan and the member of team 10, Shikamaru is considered to be one of the smartest charactrers in Naruto, not that you know in straight away though because Shikamaru’s grades at the academy lead many to underestimate him but he quickly dispelled image when he became only member of his class to pass the chunin exam.
His teacher assumed his IQ to be over 200 which Shikamaru demonstrates as he finds new and innovative uses for his shadow limitation technique but he usually hides his superior intelligence under a cloak of sheer indifference.
4. Koro Sensei
About this guy seems to scream of villainy and yet Koro Sensei is much more morally ambiguous than he appears. What’s clear though is his superior intellect, once he may be unlikely career shipped to homeroom teacher, his talents focused on being able to teach any subjects using his unique abilities to teach an entire class at once with afterimages.
Despite his monstrous appearance and shadowy past, he turns out to be an excellent tutor, dangerously good in fact.
3. Lelouche Lamperouge (Code Geass - 2006)
Also known by his real name Lelouche P Britannia as well as his masked alter-ego “Zero”. This is a freedom fighter who will stop at nothing to achieve his noble cause even if that means resorting to less than heroic tactics, after that Lelouche is gifted with a power known as Geass, he is galvanized to finally try and destoy the holy Britannian Empire headed by his villainous father. Even before gaining his unique powers Lelouche was already a daunting force to be reckoned with, thanks to his prodigious intelligence and strategic skills.
2. Shinichi Kudo aka “Conan Edogawa” (Detective Conan - 1996)
He was an ordinary 16-year-old high school student with a not so ordinary double life as a gifted amateur detective he was known for solving the unsolvable cases that eluded professionals.
One day Shinichi’s life becomes even more unusual when he has a strange reaction to a poison he’s forced to drink domina rather than kill him it comes as his body to regress to childhood luckily, he’s incredible IQ remains intact but his new body means that he must hide his true identity under the pseudonym Detective Conan as well as his acute observation deductive and memorization expertise he also learns to use his childhood innocence to best his adult peers.
1. L (Death Note - 2006)
Every greatest villain needs an equally greatest hero to try and stop them and the murderous Light Yagami found that in L.
L is so talented at solving crime that he’s not only considered the greatest P.I. in the world but through two of his other detective aliases Deneuve and Eraldo Coyle, he’s also the second and third greatest. Always in need of a challenge he specifically takes on cases that have stumped governments around the world much like the Kira case.