Created By: Wacky Meets Practical on June 12, 2010 Last Edited By: Wacky Meets Practical on June 21, 2010
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Spun off of Highly Intelligent Baby.

Genius is a very rare thing, and it often takes years of education, study, and work to attain it. But genius can begin to show itself at a very young age, resulting in Teen Geniuses and Child Prodigies. But what happens if it shows up even sooner than that? The result is the Brainy Baby.

The Brainy Baby is any infant with the intelligence of a rocket scientist. Not only can they speak, but they can speak 10 different languages fluently, know the complete works of William Shakespeare, and figure out how to invent time travel all just coming out of the womb.

For when every infant in a world exhibits an improbable amount of intelligence for an infant, it's Improved Infant Intelligence.

Examples:
  • Stewie of Family Guy.
  • A minor character of The Proud Family is a super intelligent infant who always seems to enjoy pestering Oscar. He speaks in a deep voice and is always outsmarting and embarrassing Oscar Proud. He also doesn't seem to reveal his intelligence to anybody but Oscar.
  • The premise of the movie Baby Geniuses.
  • Jake and Zoe's daughter Erin, from the Callahan's Crosstime Saloon series.
  • MC Frontalot's song 'Bizarro Genius Baby'.
  • In the Robert Rodriguez movie Shorts, two brothers use a wishing rock to wish one of them were super smart. The wish is granted to their baby sister, who informs them through telepathy.
  • "Baby Weems", a segment on Disney's The Reluctant Dragon, is about a baby who can speak eloquently from birth. He becomes a celebrity and confers with some of the most eminent minds of the day, but all that fame separates him from his parents, who can only see him from afar.
  • Folklore example: The titular character of the medieval Jewish satirical work The Alphabet of Ben Sira, from the moment of birth, is both fully capable of speech and much more intelligent than the adults he encounters (and never lets them forget it, either).
  • Sunny from A Series of Unfortunate Events.
  • A rare serious version is Bean in Ender's Shadow.
  • Baby Amelia Earhart in the latest Sam & Max episode (The Tomb of Sammun-Mak). As the series has a tendency to reuse characters, Baby Amelia was present in Season 2, but they're not the same character: in season 2, it was the adult Earhart who had gotten in the Bermuda Triangle and drank too much from the Fountain of Youth, where in Season 3 it was actually the young Earhart as a baby. Either way, both of them are very eloquent, and the one who wasn't an adult goes on tomb raiding adventures in Egypt.
  • Diaper Man in The Mighty Heroes cartoon. He was actually the leader and "brains" of the title group.
Community Feedback Replies: 7
  • June 9, 2010
    randomsurfer
    Baby Sinclair in Dinosaurs is NOT Super-intelligent. Sure he can talk; but it's not established that he's more intelligent than average - the only other baby dino I remember was of equal intelligence (if anything he was more intelligent, certainly more mature). Baby is somewhere between this and Improved Infant Intelligence.
  • June 9, 2010
    Narsil
    All the second-generation superhumans in Miracleman, but especially Miracleman's daughter Winter (born with superhuman intelligence and powers equal to her father's, and that's just scratching the surface).
  • June 9, 2010
    LillyS
  • June 12, 2010
    Wacky Meets Practical
    Wise Beyond Their Years are about children who are more mature than they should be for their age. This is specifically about babies and infants being incredibly intelligent. Intelligence and maturity are two completely different and unrelated concepts.
  • June 12, 2010
    Gringodingo
    Playhouse Disney's ''Little Einsteins."

    Note that the Baby Genius rarely grows up into an adult super-genius, as logic would indicate... in fact, they usually turn out rather average. For example, Stewie from Family Guy grows up into a rather boring adult.
  • June 12, 2010
    DaibhidC
    Baby Brain in the Seven Soldiers: The Manhattan Guardian flashbacks to the Newsboy Army.
  • June 21, 2010
    Wacky Meets Practical
    Little Einsteins is likely not an example. They are not infants and are more likely to be Child Prodigies.

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