I initially assumed Tony Stark had the highest IQ, but then I remembered Reed Richards - "Smartest Man Alive apparently". Then I read somewhere its Reed's son Franklin.

Anyways people on Stack Exchange obviously have more knowledge about this so, - So who has the highest specified IQ in the Marvel Universe??"

To perhaps make this question answerable, let's limit the character to human only)

Kindly specify the IQ if possible and will prefer canon answers.

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    You know, I'm something of a scientist myself.
    – Clockwork
    Feb 17 at 11:10
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    This might be broad I think, considering many people have been considered to be the smartest depending on the universe/work. Sometimes it's Tony Stark. Sometimes his father is considered to be smarter than him. Sometimes, Bruce Banner is considered to be smarter than Tony. And let's not forget Dr. Doom.
    – Clockwork
    Feb 17 at 11:11
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    I have limited it down to humans if that helps, but if someone has a non human answer, I'll change the question and accept it
    – shanu
    Feb 17 at 11:35
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    Franklin Richards is a whole can of worms.
    – OrangeDog
    Feb 17 at 13:36
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    Marvel currently has Moon Girl listed as the smartest superhero in the Marvel Universe. marvel.com/articles/comics/10-smartest-super-heroes Can anyone find her IQ?
    – Myykro
    Feb 17 at 15:34

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The Reed Richards of Earth-1610 -- also known as the Ultimate Universe -- was listed with an IQ of 267 at age 16.

Ultimate Fantastic Four #20, page 8

Ultimate Fantastic Four #20 (August, 2005)

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    @Spencer - The character speaking there is Rhona Burchill. Not sure if her IQ was ever specified, but I'll look into it a bit later. For what it's worth though, she was turned down at least partly due to her poor psych profile, not just a lack of raw intellect. Feb 17 at 14:18
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    If there was "1" instead of two in his "score" then it might mean something, but with this author just shown lack of understanding of the topic.
    – Mithoron
    Feb 17 at 14:49
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    @Mithoron Nobody's looking for scientific accuracy in a work of this sort.
    – Spencer
    Feb 17 at 15:35
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    @MooingDuck: Just because Guinness doesn't have an award for it doesn't mean that "highest IQ" is a nonexistent metric. Feb 17 at 20:40
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    @DanielR.Collins: Guinness removed their award for it because its a nonexistent metric. There is a person with a highest IQ, but we don't have an accurate way to measure it, so we have no real idea who that person is or was. (This was in response to knighwatch, who said the highest was 263, presumably referring to Ainan Cawley. Cawley's IQ is disputed, and he is not listed on most "highest IQ" lists) Feb 17 at 20:42

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