. IQ in regular people is a tricky thing to measure, because there are SO MANY types of intelligence, and ways to interpret and measure it, so obviously its a harder and trickier thing to do with fictional characters, but I would just really like to know what your thoughts about this are, and hear your explanations about WHO you think is the most intelligent and WHY!!! There's quite a few contenders... you've got some seriously smart characters... Obviously there is... - Shikamaru Nara (frequently portrayed as being the smartest ninja in Konoha) - His father Shikaku Nara (portrayed as being like Shikamaru, but wiser) - Itachi Uchiha (no explanation needed) - Orochimaru (absolute definition of an evil mad-genius) - Kabuto (quite possibly the number ONE smartest of ALL) - Danzo Shimura (who was a horrible prick, but also quite clever in a very evil way) - Madara Uchiha ( absolute master-mind who planned out the entire war-arc decades in advance) - Kakashi Hatake ( brilliant ninja who became jonin at like 9 y/o, and was stated by Naruto to be smarter than Shikamaru) Then, there are some NOT SO OBVIOUS characters... - Naruto Uzumaki ( I know this one seems absolutely ridiculous!!! However, Naruto might be really a secret genius! When he was ten years old... he had that secret scroll for like twenty minutes, and mastered the shadow clone justu, which is considered like a SUPER-OP S-Class jutsu, then he learned the Rinnegan in a week, and since his punk ass genin days FREQUENTLY defeated stronger/superior opponents by outsmarting them... think Neji Hyuga! A part of me strongly suspects that Naruto is actually an insane genius, but pretends to be an idiot , so that everyone underestimates him! I know this is an insane, and likely unpopular opinion, but I thought I would throw it out there!) - Sasuke Uchiha ( Compared to his brother Itachi, Sasuke seems pretty stupid, but like Naruto, that might NOT be true. Sasuke betrayed his village, his friends, and even "good itself," and yet everything worked out SUPER for him! Joining Orochimaru helped him to dramatically and exponentially increase his power/strength in a very short period of time! Betraying and murdering Orochimaru was apparently also fine, since Orochimaru basically wanted to be Sasuke's bitch when Sasuke brought him back to life! Trying to kill his brother... gets him gifted with MS eyes, and his dead brother's actual eyes give him EMS. His unapologetic betrayal and multiple attempts at murdering Naruto, Sakura, and Karin were apparently also perfectly fine!? In the end, he STILL gets "The Girl" (Sakura), and continues to just do whatever he wants... I mean Sasuke is just the WORST person EVER, but... no matter WHAT this little douchebag sociopath does... THERE ARE NEVER ANY NEGATIVE CONSEQUENCES!!! EVERYBODY... just ALWAYS and automatically forgive him NO MATTER WHAT he does, he gets all the girls, all the power, all the respect, all the love and adoration of everybody, yet he would just as easily KILL THEM ALL on whim, if he thought it would amuse him! And, it doesn't matter, because EVERYONE loves him anyway! I mean it seems like NOBODY could be that consistently LUCKY!!! So maybe, Sasuke's actually a secret genius, controlling everybody with some kind of secret genjutsu! Also, weird CRAZY theory, but fun) - Tobirama Senju ( Not portrayed for being a genius, but MUST BE!!! This dude mastered ALL nature types, Yin and Yang release, he freaking INVENTED... the "Flying Thunder God Technique," "Shadow Clone Jutsu," "Heavenly Weeping," "Absolute-Darkness Technique," "Mutually Multiplying Explosive Tags," and Edo Tensei summonings!!! JUST TO NAME A FEW!!! I mean... WoW!!! That is some scary stuff!!! Also, in the origin of Konoha story, he clearly demonstrated the intelligence and foresight to know that Madara was a dirtbag, and was NOT to be trusted, and that the Uchiha in general... were basically ALL pieces of $HlT... which he was RIGHT ABOUT on BOTH COUNTS!!! So yeah... pretty underrated in the IQ department) SO... ANYWAYZ................. What are your thoughts???