The Common Household lists of the five smartest fictional characters ever are below. You can find Ken Jennings’ list for Parade Magazine here.
And Ken Jennings’ explanation of why he did not pick any females is here. I just want to point out that I have three females on my list, even though I have not read most of the books or seen the movies he referenced. He pooh-poohs my choice of Hermione Granger – because she is not an adult she couldn’t compete with Sherlock. Ha! She has magical intelligence and is not a drug addict. But perhaps I lose points by listing a spider.
The original question, along with readers' answers in the comments, is here.
Younger Daughter’s list
The Doctor (of Doctor Who)
Moriarty (Sherlock Holmes’ nemesis)
Charlotte (of Charlotte’s Web)
What if the definition of “smartest” included emotional intelligence or culinary intelligence?
|Reading: one of Hermione Granger's favorite activities|