Top 10 Fictional Geniuses

Our real world and the imaginary world (movies, comics, and literature) are filled with all sorts of people. Following is a list of top 10 fictional geniuses i.e. from the imaginary world that we have created for ourselves.


10. Michael Scofield from Prison Break

Michael is the lead character played by Wentworth Miller of the infamous TV series, Prison Break. The series is about a person who breaks out his non guilty brother out of the prison and to do so he plans out each and every thing he has to encounter during the prison break. Only the people who have watched the series would be able to admire his intelligence because what he does is sort of impossible to do.


9. Gregory House from House M.D.

Gregory House is the lead character played by Hugh Laurie from a really popular TV series House M.D. Basically he is modeled after Sherlock Holmes. As both of their last names have the same wordplay and the behavior of Gregory exhibits much of Holmes. He is a master in his job i.e. in medical field and also solves mysteries like a boss. His abilities also include speaking multiple languages  so it should be safe to say that the major characteristics of Gregory are inherited from Sherlock Holmes.


8. Egon from Ghostbusters

Egon is the member of famous ghost hunting team Ghostbusters. He is basically the brains behind the trio. The job of the Ghostbusters was trapping pesky ghosts, spirits, haunts, and poltergeists for money. Egon was the one who had studied parapsychology, quantum physics, and nuclear engineering. He was the one who had invented the marvelous ray of equipment used to hunt down ghosts and other haunting creatures. But the price of this awesomeness was terrible as Egon lacked communication skills with women and hard time getting laid.


7. John Brennan from The Next Three Days

The above character was portrayed by legendary Russell Crowe in the movie The Next Three Days in 2010. Most people won’t consider him a genius because he is no scientist or an inventor but has a regular job. If you have actually seen the movie, he prison breaks his wife out because she was held there while she was not guilty. I mean we all have seen super thrilled action movies in which they plan each and every thing and they are always pros, which is brilliant. But this guy, who is a normal and regular guy, learns stuff from the INTERNETS and breaks his wife out. Who can do that? But this guy did apparently, and I consider him as genius as others on the list.


6. Raymond from Rain Man

Rain Man is a melodramatic classic movie released back in 1988. Raymond was played by Dustin Hoffman who killed the role like a pro. Raymond was a special person, but along with his abnormal mind he was extraordinary. Especially with numbers and memories he was totally amazing. The movie is awesome and inspiring and Raymond is a must watch intelligent character.

2 thoughts on “Top 10 Fictional Geniuses

  1. It’s easy to get caught up in a TV series, but I see what the creator of this list means. Never really was a fan of Prison Break, so I can’t speak to that, but I’m definitely a “House” and “Sherlock Holmes” fan. I think that in those two cases, the writers will take liberties in order to make their character seem more-than-human, nevertheless, a lot of their “genius” is simply playing attention to details and following through. The # 1 fictional genius, played by Neil Patrick Harris, is one that I haven’t seen, but, it would seem to me that his genius is probably more of the “comic” variety than a “real” TV genius. Just my two cents. John V Karavitis

  2. Barney stinson is really the most awesomest character i have eve seen…and Neil pattrick harris action gave life to that one else than him can do it that best…

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