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7th Jun '18 1:15:21 PM CaptEquinox
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** MENSA really will let you [[https://www.mensaforkids.org/ join as a child or teen]]. And in general [[https://www.theatlantic.com/national/archive/2013/04/toddler-mensa-member-are-more-common-than-you-think/315923/ MENSA is very welcoming to young people]].


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* Anthropologist, poet, sculptor and Mexico scholar Robert H. Barlow got started in these interests as a child, isolated and homeschooled in the Florida swamps. He is probably best known as a friend (and literary executor) of Creator/HPLovecraft; from the age of 13 he and the Old Gentleman wrote copious letters and visited each other as often as they could afford it. [[note]]He was also gay, and HPL biographer W. Scott Poole believes he may have been in love with HPL.[[/note]]
5th Jun '18 6:03:32 PM maxsuldor
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* The ''Film/IronMan'' movie confirms that Tony Stark was already a genius back when he was a teenager.

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* The ''Film/IronMan'' movie confirms that Tony Stark was already a genius back when he was a teenager.teenager; he graduated top of his class from MIT with a prize-winning invention when he was 17 and cracked the Pentagon's firewall on a dare at the same age.
* Shuri from ''Film/BlackPanther'' is 16 and already the head of the Wakandan Design Group, in addition to having several inventions under her belt including T'Challa's "Sneakers" and the usage of vibranium as an energy source.
* Peter Parker from ''Film/SpiderManHomecoming'' is 15 and, without any previous exposure to a lab or engineering, managed to make unprecedented synthetic webs (and web-shooters) with supplies he scrounged from the dumpster and his high school chemistry lab. He also seems to possess an aptitude for physics, and mentioned designing, building, and programming computers with scraps from the garbage in his spare time.
9th Mar '18 8:29:08 PM Gamermaster
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* A good chunk of the cast of ''Manga/KaguyaSamaWaKokurasetai'' are geniuses, with [[StudentCouncilPresident Shirogane]], [[TheOjou Kaguya]], and [[RecurringExtra Maki]] as the top three ranked second year students ([[NiceGirl Kashiwagi]] used to be fourth, but she fell to seventh due to spending most of her study time helping her boyfriend). [[MoralGuardians Miko]] is ranked first among the freshmen, and [[BrilliantButLazy Ishigami]] is GoodWithNumbers.

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* A good chunk of the cast of ''Manga/KaguyaSamaWaKokurasetai'' ''Manga/KaguyaSamaLoveIsWar'' are geniuses, with [[StudentCouncilPresident Shirogane]], [[TheOjou Kaguya]], and [[RecurringExtra Maki]] as the top three ranked second year students ([[NiceGirl Kashiwagi]] used to be fourth, but she fell to seventh due to spending most of her study time helping her boyfriend). [[MoralGuardians Miko]] is ranked first among the freshmen, and [[BrilliantButLazy Ishigami]] is GoodWithNumbers.
27th Feb '18 1:22:03 PM EDP
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* Bulma Briefs around the time of ''Manga/DragonBall'' is this, particularly when it comes to machinery. She built the Dragon Ball Radar at age 15-16, ''without any leads and only with her hands and own knowledge'', basically kicking off the events '''of the whole series'''. Also runs in the family, with her future son Trunks from ''Anime/DragonBallZ'', who while a teen utilized TimeTravel to inform the Z-fighters of the events that led to a CrapsackWorld. (And using a time travel machine that ''Bulma'' herself built [[spoiler: before dying in that BadFuture]], too.)

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* Bulma Briefs around the time of ''Manga/DragonBall'' is this, has a few examples:
** Bulma starts out as one,
particularly when it comes to machinery. She built the Dragon Ball Radar at age 15-16, ''without any leads and only with her hands and own knowledge'', basically kicking off the events '''of the whole series'''. Also runs in the family, with her future son Trunks series'''-and shortly after graduating from ''Anime/DragonBallZ'', college to boot.
** Future Trunks,
who while a teen utilized TimeTravel to inform the Z-fighters of the events that led to a CrapsackWorld. (And using a time travel machine that ''Bulma'' herself built [[spoiler: before dying in that BadFuture]], too.)


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** Tighs from ''Manga/JacoTheGalacticPatrolman'' had already graduated from college at 16. Fittingly, the manga's final chapter reveals she's [[spoiler:Bulma's older sister]].
27th Jan '18 8:28:49 AM Scorntex
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* There's a ludicrous number of teen geniuses in Marvel right now. [[ComicBook/TheIncredibleHercules Amadeus Cho]] is probably the smartest, but there's also David Alleyne/Prodigy of the Young X-Men, Victor Mancha of the Comicbook/{{Runaways}} and Jonas/Vision II and Kate Bishop/Hawkeye II of the ComicBook/YoungAvengers. And that's even without including the ghost of Alex Wilder (''Runaways'' again) and the currently MIA Kristoff Vernard von Doom (the adopted son of Doctor Doom, and while he's aided by having the majority of Doom's knowledge downloaded into him, clearly Doom would never think of choosing somebody without brains of their own as his heir).

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* There's a ludicrous number of teen geniuses in Marvel right now.Marvel. [[ComicBook/TheIncredibleHercules Amadeus Cho]] is probably the smartest, but there's also David Alleyne/Prodigy of the Young X-Men, Victor Mancha of the Comicbook/{{Runaways}} and Jonas/Vision II and Kate Bishop/Hawkeye II of the ComicBook/YoungAvengers. And that's even without including the ghost of Alex Wilder (''Runaways'' again) and the currently MIA Kristoff Vernard von Doom (the adopted son of Doctor Doom, and while he's aided by having the majority of Doom's knowledge downloaded into him, clearly Doom would never think of choosing somebody without brains of their own as his heir).


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** Meanwhile, Doctor Doom's first origin story shows he'd been a scientific wunderkind in his teen years, developing convincingly life-like robots, and freeze grenades, among other things while travelling around rural Latveria.
7th Jan '18 10:26:19 PM Mortvana
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* ''WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}}'s'' Cubert Farnsworth. Possibly Dwight Conrad also, as he/Cubert were smart enough to run their fathers out of business.

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* ''WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}}'s'' Cubert Farnsworth, given he is a teenage clone of Professor Hubert Farnsworth. Possibly Dwight Conrad (Hermes' son) also, as he/Cubert he and Cubert were smart enough to run their fathers out of business.
5th Jan '18 4:40:38 AM Bissek
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* Chiyo-chan from ''Manga/AzumangaDaioh'', though a Child Prodigy who starts 10th grade at the age of 10, technically becomes a Teen Genius when she graduates from high school at 13.

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* Chiyo-chan from ''Manga/AzumangaDaioh'', though a Child Prodigy who starts 10th grade at the age of 10, technically becomes a Teen Genius when she graduates from high school (as valedictorian!) at 13.
19th Dec '17 6:27:37 PM JohnnyHuang
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* Rebecca Chambers from ''Franchise/ResidentEvil'' had graduated from college and joined up with the elite S.T.A.R.S. police force as a medic by the time she was eighteen, and William Birkin became Umbrella Corp's top scientist at sixteen.

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* From ''Franchise/ResidentEvil'':
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Rebecca Chambers from ''Franchise/ResidentEvil'' had graduated from college and joined up with the elite S.T.A.R.S. police force as a medic by the time she was eighteen, and eighteen.
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William Birkin became Umbrella Corp's top scientist at sixteen.sixteen.
** Carla Radames obtained her Ph.D. in genetics at fifteen.
15th Dec '17 11:30:31 AM SeptimusHeap
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* ComicBook/KittyPryde of the ''Comicbook/{{X-Men}}'' was introduced as this. So was her friend Doug Ramsey of the ComicBook/NewMutants -- [[WhatKindOfLamePowerIsHeartAnyway his powers had to do with languages]] and he was unfortunately [[BlessedWithSuck incapable of contributing anything else to the team]].

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* ComicBook/KittyPryde of the ''Comicbook/{{X-Men}}'' ''Comicbook/XMen'' was introduced as this. So was her friend Doug Ramsey of the ComicBook/NewMutants -- [[WhatKindOfLamePowerIsHeartAnyway his powers had to do with languages]] and he was unfortunately [[BlessedWithSuck incapable of contributing anything else to the team]].
17th Oct '17 5:49:58 AM GigaHand
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* Chihiro Fujisaki of ''VisualNovel/DanganRonpa'' is an extremely talented programmer who was admitted to Hope's Peak Academy for her abilities.

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* Chihiro Fujisaki of ''VisualNovel/DanganRonpa'' is an extremely talented programmer who was admitted to Hope's Peak Academy for her abilities. Hope's Peak itself has a policy of only scouting the most talented highschoolers in their given fields - however, this doesn't always mean they're a genius, and some students are outright dumbasses.
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