What is Iron Man's IQ

What is Tony Stark's IQ?

Disney / MarvelBy Mike Floorwalker / .21. August 2019 2:29 pm EDT

We all know Anthony Stark is a very, very smart man. He famously built a mini-arc reactor - an almost unlimited source of clean energy - in a cave with a box of scrap metal. He has developed or helped shape numerous cutting-edge technologies, including artificial intelligence (one of which has almost destroyed the world, but neither here nor there), the state-of-the-art virtual reality system B.A.R.F. (with the assistance of former Stark Industries employee Quentin Beck) and of course the signature electromechanical armor that enabled him to become Iron Man, the greatest hero in every reasonable way in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

Strong is a guy smart enough, and in the MCU in the Marvel Comics world, he probably has few intellectual counterparts. But fans who ask questions want to know: how cleverishe? How would he score on an IQ test? Well, there is an answer to that that is interesting to look at when compared to other famous intelligent characters, both real and fictional.

First of all, it has to be said that Mighty Marvel does not assign IQ values ​​to its characters. To get an idea of ​​Stark's IQ, we consulted the Alpha High IQ Society, which has a handy database of estimated IQ scores for famous people and characters. Your Assessment: Tony Stark has an IQ near 270, which is pretty far off the scale in practice.

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To put this score in perspective, remember that it is the highest ever recorded in our humble, superhero-free universe. The recording belongs to a man named William James Sidis, an American from New York City who was born in 1898. Sidis, of course, was incredibly talented; He had learned seven languages ​​by the age of five and was admitted to Harvard by the age of eleven. Unfortunately, Sidis was apparently a littleto Clever; He reportedly struggled in college (like many highly intelligent people) and eventually moved to Texas and became a teacher. A failed political career left him penniless and he died broke in 1944 at the age of 46.

Sidis has been estimated to have an IQ between 250 and 300 - quite a unique case as values ​​above 200 are very rare. The Alpha High IQ Society lists only five other people known to have exceeded the mark: mathematician Terence Tao (225-230), former world record holder Marilyn Vos Savant (228), astronomy professor Christopher Hirata (225 ), the Korean professor and researcher Kim Ung-Yong (210) and engineer and inventor Edith Stern (over 200).

We can also get a glimpse of how insanely brilliant Stark is by examining the IQ scores of some famous smart characters. There is a Hungarian-American physicist and polymath John Von Neumann (190); Father of modern arithmetic Alan Turing (185); Microsoft founder Bill Gates (160); theoretical physicist and famous ultra-brain Albert Einstein (160); and physicist Stephen Hawking (160). Incidentally, TV and film star Ashton Kutcher - who famously portrayed the intellectually limited Michael KelsoThat 70's show - a score of 160 was also credited, so let that sink in for a moment.

It's safe to say that if Tony Stark existed in our world, he would be one of the brightest people who ever lived, if notthe the cleverest. But how can he hold his own against other super-intelligent residents of the Marvel Universe?

Well, it's an inaccurate measurement again. However, we can say that Stark is widely recognized as one of the top five minds in all of Marvel lore. Others jostle for one item on the list: Bruce Banner, a master of several scientific disciplines and the highest authority on gamma rays; Hank McCoy, the X Man known as the Beast, who possesses unparalleled knowledge of human (and mutant) physiology; Hank Pym, inventor of the Pym particles and (in the comics anyway) the man solely responsible for creating the artificial intelligence known as Ultron; and T'Challa, the Black Panther, whose knowledge of Vibranium and its properties is not the same.

Most analyzes, however, agree that Stark is forever being kept off the top by one man: Reed Richards, aka Mister Fantastic of the Fantastic Four. If you've ever wondered how Marvel's First Family can afford all of their crazy advanced technology and live in a huge skyscraper in the middle of New York City, it's because Richards holds several patents that ensure the team does You always have all the resources it will ever need. He is the Marvel Universe's leading expert in aerospace engineering, temporal physics, and travel between dimensions - and since his brain can change its composition and properties just as physically as his body, there is literally no limit to his intelligence.

Well, there is certainly no shame in losing a battle of intelligence to a man with an actual elastic brain. Tony Stark will always be one of the most famous super geniuses in all of popular culture. It's just a shame he won't be there to date Richards when the Fantastic Four inevitable arrives at the MCU.