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Subj: Re: My tenative picks
Posted: Sat Aug 29, 2009 at 07:15:12 pm EDT (Viewed 11 times)
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These are my picks but I have no real ranking for them since they're all geniuses in their own right.

1. Dr. Doom, Tony Starks, Reed Richards, and Bruce Banner. They formed a quartet of geniuses (called the Knights I think) during the Heroes Reborn saga. They all regarded each other as peers in terms of intellect. This was even acknowledged when they all returned from the HR universe and reunited briefly.

2. Tyrannus: When he came back in the Abomination's body he was able to work out problems that banner acknowledged he was having great difficulty with. Definitely underated outside and even inside the Hulkverse.

3.The Leader: He invented a machine so one could travel at the speed of thought. he built a time machine I think around the time Banner gained control over the Hulk. He built a device able to revive dead body cells.

4. High Evolutionary: Master of evoultion. I don't know all of his scientif feats but assume he deserves a spot.

5. Apocalypse: If not being a racist since he's a mutant and consider him human then he makes the cut. I know from his run in with Hulk he knows a lot about Celestial technology so he should be pretty smart.

6. Dr. Strange: If being racist and excluding Apocalypse but not being totally bias by acknowledging mystical smarts as being as equal to computer smarts then Stephen makes the cut. He truly is a great intellect being able to defat beings much greater than mere mortals can ever comprehend.

Other notable mentions are Doc Samson since he was able to separate Banner from the Hulk. I think Xavier os an expert in genetics but not sure. Pym discovered Pym particles and I think built Ultron. Tchalla supposed to be pretty sharp too. I just consider them below the top tier elite.

I consider Cho to be an upstart intellect wise like how Sentry is power wise. Cho has not done anything I know of that would warrant him being among the Eight.


Well when they were in the Heroes Reborn universe Bruce was part of a group consisting of other geniuses like Starks, Richards, and Doom. I don't recall Pym being a member but its possible. They considered themselves peers and this was even acknowledged once they returned to the mainstream MU and reunited briefly. Neither Tony nor Reed saw Banner as being anything other than their peers in terms of intellect.

Reed also acknowledged (as it has been throughout the years) that Banner is the world's foremost expert on radiation (again radiation and not just the gamma type)in the Trial of Hulk story from IH 153.

Oh and not to mention that his old job was building weapons for the military. I seem to recall one weapon in particular he built that started this whole saga in the 1st place? Damn what was those two words,.., it starts with a g and ends with a,..., b.

In fact Banner's inventions often gave his alter ego a run for his money.

The Orion missle, bands that even could restrain the Hulk, the Robot which he just recently made some upgrades to, the T-Gun that sent the Hulk into the future (even more impressive was that it was still a prototype), a prison that the Hulk (or Ares for that matter) could not break out of, Hulkbuster tech that did just as well as Samson against the Mindless Hulk, a "Sunday Punch" missile that was able to stop a giant humanoid the Hulk was not able to, building a device that allowed the Surfer to break free of the barrier, making improvements on the Super Adaptoid that impressed even AIM scientists.

Banner is no slouch when it comes to building weapons and gadgets. Now without the Hulk or heroes hounding him we finally to get to see more of his genius in action.


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