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Top 50 Smartest Cartoon Characters Of All Time

Shivam ParasharShivam-Updated Jan 22, 2024


Smartest Cartoon Characters

 

Many of us are of the firm opinion that cartoons are only for children. But, there are a ton of cartoons that are filled with smart jokes and life lessons that appeal primarily to older viewers.

 

You'd be surprised to learn that there are certain animated shows that adults of all age groups end up enjoying far more than kids.

 

While cartoons and cartoon characters are expected to make us laugh, sometimes, they even come up with a recipe of lessons that can give us different perspectives on various issues in life.

 

Needless to say, it has become crucial to merge the slapstick humor of the cartoons with a certain amount of wisdom with the passage of time.

 

Not only does this give a very unique flavor to cartoons but it also manages to leave a healthy impact on the minds of their very many viewers.

 

So, in this highly anticipated story, we'll be trying to cast a light on some of the smartest and most intelligent cartoon characters of all time.

 

Another reason why we are fecthing you this story is that several sharp cartoon characters end up setting great examples for young adults to follow.

 

Needless to say, these cartoon characters have helped us in molding our personalities, as well as in and taking care of ourselves during difficult times.

 

 

 

1. Jimmy Neutron (The Adventures of Jimmy Neutron, Boy Genius)

 

Jimmy Neutron (The Adventures of Jimmy Neutron, Boy Genius)

 

Jimmy Neutron is similar to Dexter in more ways than one. Not only does he work in his full-fledged laboratory but he also works on himself to adjust to life outside of work.

 

Genius as he may be, he believes in maintaining an active social life and even ends up romancing Cindy. However, there is one trait that makes him different from Dexter. Unlike him, Neutron makes fewer common sense mistakes.

 

Some of his finest inventions include an anti-aging tonic, the time machine, and his mechanical dog Goddard.

 

 

 

2. Dexter (Dexter's Laboratory)

 

Dexter (Dexter's Laboratory)

 

Our beloved protagonist Dexter might be very young but he is genius enough to both construct and finance his secret laboratory.

 

It's in the laboratory where his intellect is put to full use. He ends up developing certain powerful creations such as dimensional portals, giant robot mechs, and an unbelievable dream machine that can help prevent one from having nightmares.

 

However, like most genius people put there, Dexter also has minor flaws. He is so busy taking pride in his inventions that he sometimes ends up overlooking his shortcomings.

 

However, one cannot entirely blame the daring Dexter for his drawbacks. This is because his little sister Dee Dee is more often than not at fault; often bugging him while he is at work.

 

 

 

3. Rick Sanchez (Rick and Morty)

 

Rick Sanchez (Rick and Morty)

 

Rick and Morty is another animated program that the adults might end up understanding and enjoying more than the kids.

 

This is because its zany humor and audacity to cast a light on the precarious issues in life often take precedence in its storytelling.

 

Its titular character, Rick Sanchez, seems to have been inspired by the character of Doc Brown from the classic Back to the Future franchise of feature films.

 

While he does care about his family, he is a bit too skeptical of things. Add to that the fact that he tries to duplicate Doc Brown's eccentricity as well.

 

Over time, Rick has gone on to construct combat suits, cloning facilities, and a compact dimension-crossing portal gun. He is also seen enjoying his fair share of alcohol every now and then.

 

 

 

4. Chancellor Palpatine (Star Wars: The Clone Wars)

 

Chancellor Palpatine (Star Wars: The Clone Wars)

 

Chancellor Palpatine from the computer-animated series Star Wars: The Clone Wars is a true genius. We say so because he was the one true mastermind behind the fall of the Jedi Order.

 

His gimmicks ushered in the reign of the Sith successfully; all this without his intentions ever coming within the ambit of suspicion.

 

Also known as Darth Sidious, his unparalleled strategies turned him into the Supreme Chancellor of the Galactic Republic.

 

Arguably the most intelligent character in Star Wars: The Clone Wars, Chancellor Palpatine made appropriate use of both his allies and enemies to get what he wanted.

 

 

5. Batman (Batman: The Animated Series)

 

Batman (Batman: The Animated Series)

 

Often, the people who have a tragic past can end up becoming heroes who can dedicate themselves to saving the masses.

 

This is exactly where our hero, Bruce Wayne, comes into the picture. Wayne, who swore to fight crime after his parents were massacred, has an alter ego that takes control of Gotham City during the night.

 

The crime-fighting Batman may not have startling superpowers, but his phenomenal physique, brilliant mindset, and high-tech devices end up making him one of the most competent characters to ever exist in the world of cartoons.

 

Also, how can we ever forget his sharp deduction skills as a relentless detective?

 

 

6. Stewie Griffin (Family Guy)

 

Stewie Griffin (Family Guy)

 

Even though a lot many family-oriented cartoons have come to dominate the scene today, the one that is called 'Family Guy' may, ironically, not be appropriate for children.

 

There is no denying the fact that the humor and casting in the show are amazing. Nowhere is this more noticeable when we are introduced to Stewie Griffin.

 

Griffin may still be an infant but the intellect that he possesses can put adults of all age groups to shame.

 

The young one has allowed himself to be equipped with creations such as a time machine, laser gun, and teleportation device, among others.

 

 

7. Donatello (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles)

 

Donatello (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles)

 

The purple-headbanded Donatello is quite possibly the most significant member of the much sought-after reptilian squad. When his brothers are out there engaging in combat, the onus is on him to continue to invent new machines and gadgets so that he can assist them.

 

What truly brings his genius to the fore is that he can invent valuable stuff even from a pile of trash.

 

He is, therefore, the official weaponeer of the team and their go-to man. The fact that Donatello's scientific brain ends up helping the group in times of need speaks volumes about his ingenuity and the importance of his character sketch.

 

 

8. Phineas Flynn (Phineas and Ferb)

 

Phineas Flynn (Phineas and Ferb)

 

Phineas Flynn is one of the two titular characters of the cartoon show Phineas and Ferb. He is an optimistic individual who not only sees the bright side of things but also hopes to make every single day better by engaging in something productive. 

 

He is an incredibly intelligent, innovative, and determined personality who seems to almost always know what to do.

 

Flynn is hell-bent on ensuring that he can make the most of his summer vacation to avoid the potential boredom.

 

Therefore, he is seen designing stuff that his brother Ferb Fletcher develops.

 

 

9. Mr. Peabody (Peabody's Improbable History)

 

Mr. Peabody (Peabody's Improbable History)

 

It would be safe to say that Mr. Peabody first came across as someone who was a headstrong and no-nonsense mentor to a young Sherman.

 

However, his most recent appearances, including that in an animated flick, go on to demonstrate that the loving dog can also be a trusted and overprotective father figure from time to time.

 

He is one of the smartest characters to make it to our story. Not only is Mr. Peabody great at science but he is also comfortable with music, athletics, and artistry.

 

 

10. Susan and Mary Test (Johnny Test)

 

Susan and Mary Test (Johnny Test)

 

While it may be true that Johnny Test is not as popular as several other cartoon shows today, it is also equally true that it comprises two really smart characters.

 

Johnny Test's red-headed twin sisters Susan and Mary are 13 years old. But, they go on to show extraordinary engineering skills on the show; thus, impressing their niche audience successfully.

 

Not only have they managed to develop the time machine but they have also invented a cloning facility and a device to control the psyche.

 

However, they cease to win the admiration of their good-looking neighbor Gil.

 

 

11. The Brain (Pinky and the Brain)

 

The Brain (Pinky and the Brain)

 

Pinky and the Brain is a spin-off from the equally gleeful and entertaining Animaniacs. The story of this cartoon follows two mice who can talk, plan and plot.

 

While Pinky is not as smart, Brain often dreams about conquering the world. This is precise because he thinks that he can do a better job than the so-called leaders of the world.

 

Even though most of his plans fail courtesy of Pinky's clumsiness and interference, what is commendable about Brain is that he thinks about the wellness of humanity.

 

The fact that he can invent devices to control the mind and high-tech robots speaks volumes about his caliber.

 

 

12. Velma Dinkley (Scooby-Doo Where Are You!)

 

Velma Dinkley (Scooby-Doo Where Are You!)

 

The inimitable Velma Dinkley is as reasonable as she appears. Considered to be the "brain" of the much-loved group, she is a genius who is often seen deciphering the codes, understanding clues, and solving mysteries.

 

She has a knack for mystery and can turn out to be very competitive if she stumbles upon someone who seems to be as smart as she is.

 

We'd also like to add that she keeps losing her glasses and can be a serious skeptic at times.

 

Even though Velma is sarcastic and sharp-witted, she cares about nothing more than the well-being of her little gang.

 

 

13. Gretchen Priscilla Grundler (Recess)

 

Gretchen Priscilla Grundler (Recess)

 

She is arguably the most intelligent member of the Recess squad. Gretchen Priscilla Grundler might also possibly be smarter than everyone else residing in her town, including her well-read teachers.

 

She acts as an elder sister to T.J. and Gus and is probably closer to Spinelli than any other member of the group.

 

Even though she is incredibly intelligent, Gretchen can also come across as naive at times; especially while hearing fictitious stories from other kids in the playground.

 

That said, she can often be seen with Galileo, which is a portable computer with a talking frog mascot.

 

 

14. Dr. Benton C. Quest (Jonny Quest)

 

Dr. Benton C. Quest (Jonny Quest)

 

Dr. Benton C. Quest is the genius father of the titular character in the animated television series Jonny Quest.

 

The second most important character in the Jonny Quest franchise, he is a science expert who happens to work for the government of the United States of America.

 

Also an explorer, he wants to help mankind with his groundbreaking work and innovative ideas. Needless to say, whatever he has invented so far is either for the defense or to enhance the health and livelihoods of the people who are in dire need of assistance.

 

In addition to all this, Dr. Quest is a very kind and devoted father to his children.

 

 

15. Gadget Hackwrench (Chip ‘n’ Dale: Rescue Rangers)

 

Gadget Hackwrench (Chip ‘n’ Dale: Rescue Rangers)

 

Meet the quirky inventor named Gadget Hackwrench from Chip ‘n’ Dale: Rescue Rangers.

 

Since this lovable mouse can only carry a limited number of materials she does her best to make full use of them while working on her creations.

 

A fearless character, her will to solve problems that others may have overlooked is what makes her stand out from the crowd.

 

Gadget Hackwrench has managed to invent and design the airplane that is backed by a toy balloon and is, in fact, capable of intercontinental flight.

 

 

16. Daria Morgendorffer (Daria)

 

Daria Morgendorffer (Daria)

 

Daria Morgendorffer is the series' eponymous protagonist. She used to be a supporting character in the popular animated television show Beavis and Butt-Head.

 

However, the character got so well-known over time that it had to get a series of its own. Needless to say, Daria is shown to evolve quite brilliantly in the series.

 

The fact that she is inherently intelligent works magic for the viewers. Like most genius people out there, she also comes across as a bit cynical.

 

Her wry humor is not something that everybody would be able to easily comprehend. Arguably one of the deepest characters to make it to our list, she is the perfect example of how one can refine their intelligence.

 

We say so because even when her intellect distances her from her peers, she makes it feel very natural and uses the distance to excel at other things.

 

While she is academically superb, Daria is barely ever seen partaking in extracurricular activities.

 

 

17. Dr. Gallio (Snorks)

 

Dr. Gallio (The Snorks)

 

Even though he is known to be a little clumsy, Dr. Gallio from The Snorks is one of the nicest and probably the smartest of all snorks.

 

While he should be appreciated for his willingness to help others, one also has to praise him for making sure that his creations are in working order.

 

All great minds tend to get a bit impatient from time to time, and that is also the case with the reliable Dr. Gallio. He has a fierce rival in Dr. Strangesnork and their rivalry is a treat to watch.

 

 

18. Bugs Bunny (Looney Tunes)

 

Bugs Bunny (Looney Tunes)

 

Whoever said bunnies cannot be smart enough to take care of themselves is certainly not smart enough to have known the existence of the brilliant Bugs Bunny!

 

Bugs Bunny is known to have won hearts during the Golden Age of American Animation. He is a cultural icon who can turn into a bonafide trickster at will.

 

A thrilling character, he can outsmart anyone who tries to antagonize him; all while making his viewers laugh out loud.

 

The fact that he is a shrewd personality gives him an advantage over his foes and arch-rivals. Bugs Bunny is known to greet everyone he meets by uttering his widely popular catchphrase, "Eh, what's up, doc?"

 

 

19. Grey Matter (Ben 10)

 

Grey Matter (Ben 10)

 

Grey Matter's short stature may not come across as intimidating to anyone. But, this grey-skinned, frog-like alien is one of the most valuable characters in the acclaimed animated series, Ben 10.

 

Even though he may not exactly be a physical threat to anyone, the fact that he can use his intelligence as a weapon makes him one of Ben's favorite aliens.

 

Needless to say, whenever Ben is in a dilemma, Grey Matter is the one who usually turns up with a solution.

 

He can grasp new skills and information at a rapid pace.

 

 

20. Tintin (The Adventures of Tintin)

 

Tintin (The Adventures of Tintin)

 

Tintin is a reporter, adventurer, and traveler, and we all know that to excel at all three, one would have to be super-skilled and self-reliant.

 

A very inquisitive personality, he is a well-read young adult who never compromises on his ethics. He is an athletic individual who wishes to complete every task he undertakes.

 

Indeed, he does not take his gifted intelligence for granted. In addition, Tintin comes across as an efficient driver who can deal with almost any vehicle that he gets his hands on.

 

It is also apparent that he likes to do yoga and is barely ever seen smoking or drinking.

 

 

21. Professor Ludwig Von Drake (Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color)

 

Professor Ludwig Von Drake (Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color)

 

Donald Duck's paternal uncle, Professor Ludwig Von Drake, is one of the most eccentric characters in Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color.

 

One can even go on to call him a multi-talented personality. This is because this self-proclaimed genius is not only a lecturer but also a scientist and psychiatrist par excellence.

 

Needless to say, he does not let go of an opportunity to broadcast his wide range of knowledge about different topics.

 

That said, one can hear Professor Ludwig Von Drake speaking in his trademark Austrian accent. Also, to do justice to his genius image, he can be seen in an overcoat and specs.

 

 

22. Road Runner (The Road Runner Show)

 

Road Runner (The Road Runner Show)

 

Road Runner, a recurring character in the Looney Tunes franchise, is best recognized by his signature sound, "Beep beep."

 

While one may associate Road Runner with speed, it is tough to deny the fact that he is exceptionally smart and always a step ahead of his rival Wile E. Coyote.

 

That said, he is also a fun-loving and cheerful bird who is constantly looking for a happy ending.

 

Furthermore, Road Runner also comes across as mature. We say so because he understands that Wile E. Coyote trying to get the better of him is nothing more than nature working its course.

 

 

23. Jerry Mouse (Tom and Jerry)

 

Jerry Mouse (Tom and Jerry)

 

Tom and Jerry is a series of outstanding short films created during the golden age of American animation. Being one of the most loved and popular cartoons of all time, it also comprises two of the most liked cartoon characters in animation history, namely Tom and Jerry.

 

Out of the two, it is the brown house mouse Jerry who is often seen using his wits and courage to outsmart Tom, the cat.

 

Jerry may come across as cold and careless from time to time, but he wants nothing more than to have fun and live an exciting life.

 

That said, he can also come across as both cheeky and sweet, depending on the need of the situation.

 

 

24. Blossom (The Powerpuff Girls)

 

Blossom (The Powerpuff Girls)

 

Blossom is one of the three main protagonists of the blockbuster animated series The Powerpuff Girls. Along with her other two sisters, Bubbles and Buttercup, she has sworn to fight crime and for the freedom of every man, woman, and child in her town.

 

Although each of the sisters has their strengths, it is Blossom who seems to be in control of the situation more often than not.

 

She is supposed to be the most mature and level-headed girl in the trio. She even tries to play the peacemaker when the other two end up fighting.

 

Having said that, Blossom herself can come across as a bit egocentric and overbearing at times. But, then, who doesn't?

 

 

25. Professor John I.Q. Nerdelbaum Frink Jr.get (The Simpsons)

 

Professor John I.Q. Nerdelbaum Frink Jr.get (The Simpsons)

 

This superbly entertaining recurring character in the hit animated television series The Simpsons is the one to truly watch out for.

 

Even though he may be socially inept, there is no denying the fact that he is a magnificent scientist and nerdy professor.

 

Doctor Frink tries to put his various inventions to use as he strives to come to the town's aid in times of grave crises.

 

While he intends to safeguard the interest of the town's residents, his inventions somehow end up making things worse than they usually are.

 

That said, he is also known for uttering words that seldom make sense when he is overexcited about something.

 

 

26. Gyro Gearloose (DuckTales)

 

Gyro Gearloose (DuckTales)

 

Gyro Gearloose is an anthropomorphic chicken from the animated television series DuckTales. Even though he is arguably Duckburg's most sought-after inventor, not all his inventions work in the way that he wants them to.

 

He always manages to come up with new and creative ideas, making him outrageously productive. However, when his creations lack a feature or two, it is Scrooge and Donald are forced to bear the brunt of the same for they are often seen buying stuff from him.

 

That said, the fact that Gyro is kind to others serves as an added advantage to his smartness.

 

 

27. Cyborg (Teen Titans)

 

Cyborg (Teen Titans)

 

One of the five founding members of Teen Titans, Cyborg is a technological expert who is half-cybernetic and half-man.

 

The viewers may catch his half-human side being carefree and cracking jokes but when it comes to his half-cybernetic side, one can't help but admire his wealth of scientific knowledge and mastery over his work.

 

It is not difficult to guess why Cyborg is a certified genius. He has a background in computer science, physics, robotics, and engineering.

 

More importantly, he has the acumen to put his knowledge to appropriate use. It wouldn't be an exaggeration to claim that without his efforts, the rest of the Teen Titans would find it difficult to top their enemies.

 

 

28. Doraemon (Doraemon)

 

Doraemon (Doraemon)

 

The next hugely admired cartoon character to make it to our list is Doraemon. Not only is he the smartest character on his show but he is also very caring and helpful towards others.

 

Having said that, coupling a bit of silliness with his intelligence is what makes him even more interesting to catch on the screen.

 

This male robotic earless cat has managed to win hearts worldwide with his endearing personality.

 

There is enough heart and maturity in him to understand the pain of others; especially his dear friend Nobita.

 

 

29. Nigel 'Numbuh 1' Uno (Codename: Kids Next Door)

 

Nigel 'Numbuh 1' Uno (Codename: Kids Next Door)

 

There are polarizing opinions about Nigel 'Numbuh 1' Uno. While some consider him to be a tactical genius, others call him paranoid.

 

Be that as it may, he is the son of the first KND agent. He leaves no stone unturned to ensure that his missions are accomplished.

 

Not only that but he also strives to deter Father and other adults from taking full control of the world.

 

Needless to say, Numbah 1 is a great leader who has the zeal to outsmart some of the smartest secret agents.

 

It is not surprising then that he was once even a potential candidate to become the Supreme Leader of the KND.

 

 

30. Mojo Jojo (The Powerpuff Girls)

 

Mojo Jojo (The Powerpuff Girls)

 

Mojo Jojo is the main villain of the Cartoon Network animated series The Powerpuff Girls. Since the girls are powerful, determined, and smart, it would make no sense for their rival to be dim-witted.

 

Enter Mojo Jojo; a supervillain who has enhanced intelligence and the will to defeat his foes. He is the only antagonist who has managed to get the better of the formidable girl trio.

 

Their face-off is one of the most entertaining things to catch in the show. That being said, Mojo Jojo has also used his cunning nature to good effect on rare occasions.

 

 

31. Professor Hubert J. Farnsworth (Futurama)

 

Professor Hubert J. Farnsworth (Futurama)

 

Professor Farnsworth is one of the smartest fictional characters in the much-liked American animated television series Futurama.

 

He showed grave interest in science ever since he was a teenager and it reflects in his work. He is mainly seen spending a lot of time with his inventions.

 

What makes his creations different is that several of them are capable of disobeying the known laws of physics.

 

His greatest strength lies in the fact that he is ridiculously intelligent. However, his intelligence finds an arch-rival in his senility.

 

 

32. Ferb Fletcher (Phineas and Ferb)

 

Ferb Fletcher (Phineas and Ferb)

 

Ferb Fletcher is the big executioner of ideas and designs that come from Phineas Flynn. Needless to say, one cannot be on this list without the inclusion of the other.

 

One of the three siblings of the Flynn-Fletcher household, he can come across as shy at first glance.

 

However, the reason he does not speak as much is that he does not have a lot to talk about.

 

What is praiseworthy about Ferb is the fact that he can manage to keep his calm even in the most difficult of situations.

 

 

33. Professor Utonium (The Powerpuff Girls)

 

Professor Utonium (The Powerpuff Girls)

 

We all need to come together and thank Professor Utonium for having created and taken care of the lovely Powerpuff Girls.

 

A scientist and inventor par excellence, his conversations with the girls at home are endearing, to say the least.

 

The Powerpuff Girls and Professor Utonium are excellent at what they do. One cannot help but admire how normal they make the house feel despite their respective genius traits.

 

Needless to mention, there is a sense of familiarity and ingenuity that come into play when we sit to watch The Powerpuff Girls; thus, making it even more relatable to the viewers.

 

 

34. Princess Bonnibel "Bonnie" Bubblegum (Adventure Time)

 

Princess Bonnibel "Bonnie" Bubblegum (Adventure Time)

 

Princess Bubblegum is a great scientist and inventor and, therefore, the ultimate ruler of the Candy Kingdom. She uses her skills to develop her laboratory and goes on create the Candy People to live in her realm.

 

However, not all her inventions turn out to be as she originally intended them to be. But, the princess is still capable enough of helping Jake and Finn when they need her support.

 

Besides, what good is a ruler if they can't back the people who need help?

 

 

35. Skips (Regular Show)

 

Skips (Regular Show)

 

Skips is one of the most pleasant characters on Regular Show. He may come across as modest when you first catch him on the screen.

 

A highly unassuming character, he is an immortal who has had the privilege of experiencing much more than what most people experience throughout their lives.

 

Skips has his share of preaching and wisdom to impart to others and he is often seen helping both Mordecai and Rigby through the course of the show.

 

The aforementioned traits make him one of the most distinct characters to feature on our list.

 

 

36. Lisa Marie Simpson (The Simpsons)

 

Lisa Simpson

 

Lisa Simpson is the middle child of The Simpsons clan in the hit animated television series The Simpsons.

 

She happens to be the most accomplished and often the most misunderstood member of the family. Sometimes, her ideas are too intellectual to make sense to her folks.

 

She is blessed with a high IQ and is undeniably cute. However, while dealing with personal issues at times, she does require adult intervention.

 

Be that as it may, one cannot deny the fact that Lisa is one of the smartest and most relatable characters in the much-loved animated show.

 

 

37. Joker (Batman: The Animated Series)

 

Joker (Batman: The Animated Series)

 

Joker has to be one of the smartest supervillains of all time. This includes the characters depicted both in the animated television series and in the motion pictures that have been released since the success of the said animated series.

 

Batman's archrival Joker is as merciless as he is shrewd, and as intelligent as he is manipulative. His wicked tricks might be sound enough to threaten Gotham City.

 

The many mind games that he plays have gone on to impact Batman both mentally and physically. It is not surprising then that he can exploit his lover Harley Quinn at will as well.

 

Wrong as Joker may be, he ensures that all of his schemes are executed without fail.

 

 

38. Professor Pat Pending (Wacky Races)

 

Professor Pat Pending (Wacky Races)

 

Professor Pat Pending is one of the most intriguing characters in the cartoon series Wacky Races. There is no doubt about the fact that he is genuinely a genius.

 

We say so because he is credited with developing one of the most remarkable vehicles of all time: the Convert-a-car, which he is seen driving himself.

 

Also, what's special about this creation by him is the fact that his vehicle is equipped with updated gadgets.

 

They even help the vehicle transform into just about anything in motion on the road.

 

 

39. Leonardo (The Alvin Show)

 

Leonardo (The Alvin Show)

 

Leonardo is a recurring character in the vintage American animated television series The Alvin Show. He happens to be the assistant of a scientist named Clyde Crashcup.

 

He is a cute-looking, almost bald short man with a football-shaped head. Even though he is an underrated chap, he is often seen whispering ideas in the scientist's ears.

 

Since his suggestions are mostly great, Clyde Crashcup works on them and ends up taking all the credit for the same.

 

Also, Leonardo gets displeased with Clyde whenever he is seen questioning his intelligence.

 

 

40. Phineas J. Whoopee (Tennessee Tuxedo and his Tales)

 

Phineas J. Whoopee (Tennessee Tuxedo and his Tales)

 

Phineas J. Whoopee from the animated television series Tennessee Tuxedo and his Tales is considered to be "The Man With All The Answers." He is shown to be having a 3D blackboard with the help of which he can educate one on any topic that they would wish to learn of.

 

He is a polymath in the true sense of the word and is quite knowledgeable. His understanding of topics such as the history of dentistry, hot air balloons, and repairing of television sets is only a reflection of the wide range of subjects that he may have information about.

 

 

41. Dr. Noreen "Nora" Wakeman (My Life as a Teenage Robot)

 

Dr. Noreen "Nora" Wakeman (My Life as a Teenage Robot)

 

Dr. Nora Wakeman is an elderly robotics scientist who is credited with the creation of Jenny Wakeman.

 

Needless to say, she is Jenny's beloved mother and is referred to as such by her and her sisters. There is no denying the fact that this scientist loves her daughter.

 

But, she is often seen calling her up during the most awkward of situations. Also, Dr. Wakeman is seen having a tough time trying to understand the modern-day slang used by teenagers.

 

This makes her come across as a stereotypical embarrassing parent from time to time.

 

 

42. Egghead Jr. (Looney Tunes)

 

Egghead Jr. (Looney Tunes)

 

Egghead Jr. is quite possibly one of the smartest and among the most underrated characters of Looney Tunes. The studious young lad happens to be a master of physics, applied sciences, and chemistry.

 

He has a large head and is unquestionably intelligent.

 

He is often seen with a book in his hands and he does not come across as someone who is loquacious.

 

That said, Egghead Jr. is seen making an appearance in several shorts with Foghorn Leghorn. Since Looney Tunes is a show that encompasses a lot many popular characters, it is possible that a lot many of us cease to remember Egghead Jr.

 

 

43. Linus van Pelt (The Charlie Brown and Snoopy Show)

 

Linus van Pelt (The Charlie Brown and Snoopy Show)

 

Linus van Pelt from the animated American series The Charlie Brown and Snoopy Show is a well-intentioned character. The middle child of the Van Pelt family, he does not harbor ill intentions in his heart and is always looking forward to solving as many problems as he can.

 

Even though he can come across as a bit naive, he is often belittled by his little sister Lucy. That said, we would also like to mention that Linus van Pelt is Charlie Brown's best friend and someone who is in love with his teacher.

 

 

44. Tracy the Gorilla (Ghostbusters)

 

Tracy the Gorilla (Ghostbusters)

 

Tracy the Gorilla from the popular animated series Ghostbusters is a genius gorilla who looks for ways to get the Ghostbusters out of a tricky situation.

 

Even though he can't speak, he can convey what he thinks or feels by drawing sketches or through a game of charades.

 

Tracy the Gorilla is also credited with creating some of the team's newest anti-ghost gadgets. Since he is a gorilla, he is incredibly powerful and does not shy away from showing his strength from time to time; like once when he threw the Statue of Liberty into the ocean.

 

 

45. Spider-Man (Spider-Man: The Animated Series)

 

Spider-Man (Spider-Man: The Animated Series)

 

Spider-Man: The Animated Series focuses on Spider-Man and his alter ego, Peter Parker, who is one of the smartest animated characters to make it to our story.

 

Spider-Man's public image takes a beating every now and then, but his efforts to save the people of his city and fight crime using his bravery and intelligence can never be ignored.

 

This is precisely what makes him one of the greatest superheroes on planet Earth. Spider-Man's alternate personality, Peter Parker, is also someone who is shown to be somewhat nerdy.

 

He looks up to his Uncle Ben who taught him to fight for everything right. He even tries to get a better understanding of science courtesy of a genius scientist named Otto Octavius.

 

 

46. Benjamin Kirby "Ben" Tennyson (Ben 10)

 

Benjamin Kirby "Ben" Tennyson (Ben 10)

 

Ben Tennyson was an ordinary ten-year-old boy until he stumbled upon the Omnitrix.

 

Omnitrix is a potent watch-like device that enabled Ben to turn into ten different aliens at will. This is something that turned him into a hero of sorts to people around him.

 

Even though he can risk coming across as cocky and arrogant at times, one cannot deny the fact that he has an inherent desire to help people.

 

While Ben may not be great at his studies, he is forgiving and compassionate in nature.

 

 

47. Aimee Brightower (Galaxy High)

 

Aimee Brightower (Galaxy High)

 

From the obscure cartoon Galaxy High comes our next high and mighty character Aimee Brightower. The thing with smart students is that even though they are popular among the teachers, they are deemed to be nerds by other students in the classroom.

 

The case does not seem to be very different for the ambitious Aimee. Nevertheless, she is able to earn both a scholarship and a space car courtesy of her good grades.

 

Having said that, it has also been shown that she might have a crush on Doyle. However, they are not exactly shown ending up like a couple.

 

 

48. Iron Man (Iron Man: The Animated Series)

 

Iron Man (Iron Man: The Animated Series)

 

Iron Man from the animated television series Iron Man: The Animated Series has to feature on our list of the smartest cartoon/animated characters of all time.

 

Even though Tony Stark may not have a lot of powers of his own, the Iron Man Armor ends up bringing his strong side to the fore to get things done efficiently.

 

The business magnate has been seen working on a molecular expander to increase the food supply. He oversees a company that deals with advanced weapon and defense technologies.

 

Also, he is known to be both a competent scientist and a charming playboy, depending on what the situation demands of him.

 

 

49. Dr. Heinz Doofenshmirtz (Phineas and Ferb)

 

dr. heinz doofenshmirtz (phineas and ferb)

 

Dr. Heinz happened to have a terrible childhood and was seen as a disappointment by everyone around him. Since he was always treated like an outcast, it gave him an excuse to turn to the dark side.

 

In Phineas and Ferb, the mad scientist is seen inventing new gadgets, even if some of them end up providing great inconvenience to the people in his vicinity. 

 

He resides with his beloved daughter in a high-rise building in the middle of the Tri-State Area, Doofenshmirtz Evil Inc. Most of his sinister plans are materialised here itself.

 

The tenacious doc never backs down even if one of his plans happens to fail. Instead, he takes time to come up with new ones. Indeed, he is as ambitious and manipulative as they come.

 

 

50. Sandy Cheeks (SpongeBob SquarePants)

 

sandy cheeks (spongebob squarepants)

 

Sandy Cheeks quite literally lives in a big air bubble at the bottom of the sea. A Texan at heart, she is a former astronaut who decided to let go of her space life to head into the ocean.

 

One of the things that fascinates this scientist is the sea creatures in Bikini Bottom, which is perhaps why she ends up conducting experiments on them.

 

While her experiments certainly help her comprehend their unique lifestyle, it also only adds to her already vast knowledge.

 

Even if we feel that SpongeBob may have a crush on her, she is too busy with her inventions and explorations.

 

Be that as it may, one has to acknowledge her willpower for she never gives up and knows how to withstand a cumbersome situation.

 

 

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