If you have read a few marvel comics you would know that Mr Fantastic is known as the smartest man in the Marvel Universe.

However, over the last few years, some next generation of characters have begun to emerge that have shown the ability to challenge Reed for this title.

Here are our Top 3 characters Next-Gen Characters that may end up being the next smartest character in the Marvel Comic Universe


Amadeus has a ‘hyper computer’ for a brain, Cho is so smart that he can beat foes by essentially using math to defeat them.

Amadeus also found a way to give himself Hulk powers while still retaining his charming personality.

Amadeus Cho’s mind operates like a hyper computer, capable of rapidly and without mechanical aid perform an infinite number of unimaginable complex and simultaneous calculations, in his mind with minimal stimuli. He can quickly, simultaneously and perfectly analyze multiple information streams (e.g. threat assessment) and rapidly respond to changing tactical situations, by identifying the variables and quantum possibilities in any situation, and he uses this information to adjust the outcome to whichever is most favourable to him.

Because his mind operates like a hyper computer; he can process information quickly and this gives him a hyper-accelerated learning aptitude. He also possesses limitless information storage and retrieval, enhanced pattern solving/recognition, extremely high perception, and observational skills, perfect deductive/reasoning skills and investigative skills, superhuman strategic/tactical analytical skills, and an eidetic memory (meaning that he never forgets anything and has perfect recall).

His hyper mind also makes him one of the most intelligent people on the planet, ranking him somewhere in the top ten smartest beings alongside Reed Richards, Tony Stark, Dr Doom and Hank McCoy.

The Eternal Ajak believes that Cho is actually more intelligent than some immortals, and he has claimed to Athena, who says that intelligence is essentially “pattern recognition,” that he sees patterns better than 99.999999993% of people on Earth.


Riri Williams is one of the top candidates to outsmart Reed due to her intelligence already rivalling that of Tony Stark.

At just fifteen years old, Williams made a suit based on Tony Stark’s technology!

Before that, by the time she was eleven, she gained admittance into MIT!

In truth, Riri’s got a ton of impressive feats to her name that put most of Marvels super-geniuses to shame. What makes Riri so incredible is her humility – even Reed Richards has let his intellect go to his ego, often with disastrous results.


Valeria is the Daughter of Susan Storm and Reed Richards conceived in the Negative Zone she is recorded by Marvel Comics as having Super-Genius Intelligence.

Valeria possesses remarkable intelligence even as a child. As a toddler, she was seen to complete a Rubik’s Cube with her father saying that she will be playing chess by the time she is two.

She has claimed that she is smarter than her father and we have seen this multiple times most clearly in Jonathan Hickman’s Fantastic Four Run.

What character do you think is potentially smarter than Reed?

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