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** Downplayed for [[TheBabyOfTheBunch Lily Loud]]. During the first four seasons, Lily's established as being only 15-months-old (one year and three months) and while she may not be as intelligent as her sister, Lisa (a ChildProdigy who's technically already finished school up through getting a PhD), she's shown to be very smart for someone her age. For example:

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** Downplayed for [[TheBabyOfTheBunch Lily Loud]]. During the first four seasons, Lily's established as being only 15-months-old (one year and three months) and while Loud]]--while she may not be as intelligent as her sister, Lisa (a Lisa[[note]]A ChildProdigy who's technically already finished school up through getting a PhD), [=PhD=], which is a type of doctorate degree[[/note]], she's shown to be very smart for someone her age.age[[note]]Lily's stated to only be 15-months-old in the first four seasons of the show[[/note]]. For example:



** "Room and Hoard" establishes that when she was a baby (probably around age one, since the licensed comic "It's Just a Phase" reveals that she started doing experiments at one) she kept her used diapers and studied the bacteria in her pee and poop.

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** "Room and Hoard" establishes that when she was a baby (probably around age one, since In the licensed comic case of Lisa Loud, it's stated in "It's Just a Phase" reveals Phase"[[note]]A licensed comic for the show[[/note]] that she started doing experiments at one) when she was only a year old--and in "Room and Hoard," it's revealed that when Lisa was a baby, she kept her used diapers and studied the bacteria in her pee and poop.

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* ''Series/AliensInTheFamily'': Bobut is a baby from a species with superhuman intelligence. When Sally tries to teach him the alphabet, he gets very annoyed and points out how he already knows how to read in multiple languages.


* ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'':
** At the ripe old age of ''one month'', Pound and Pumpkin Cake are very intelligent and very ''mischievous'' little foals. And while surges of flight and magic ability are apparently normal for foals, that doesn't quite explain the twins' level of control over their abilities. [[spoiler:They even know how to speak -- their first words are "Pinkie" and "Pie".]]
** The Cake Twins have ''nothing'' on Flurry Heart. She's not only smart, she's self-aware enough and intelligent enough to have developed full-blown neuroses, clearly she takes after her aunt Twilight.

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* ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'':
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''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'': At the ripe old age of ''one month'', Pound and Pumpkin Cake are very intelligent and very ''mischievous'' little foals. And while surges of flight and magic ability are apparently normal for foals, that doesn't quite explain the twins' level of control over their abilities. [[spoiler:They even know how to speak -- their first words are "Pinkie" and "Pie".]]
** The Cake Twins have ''nothing'' on Flurry Heart. She's not only smart, she's self-aware enough and intelligent enough to have developed full-blown neuroses, clearly she takes after her aunt Twilight.
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* Believe it or not, this ''does'' happen -- say hello to [[http://www.telegraph.co.uk/health/children_shealth/10121175/Two-year-old-becomes-youngest-boy-to-join-Mensa.html Adam Kirby,]] who was accepted to Mensa at age two after he taught himself to read and use the toilet at nine months.

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* Believe it or not, this ''does'' ''can'' happen -- say hello to [[http://www.telegraph.co.uk/health/children_shealth/10121175/Two-year-old-becomes-youngest-boy-to-join-Mensa.html Adam Kirby,]] who was accepted to Mensa at age two after he taught himself to read and use the toilet at nine months.


* An ad for a brand of bottled water called "Pump" claims that water produces "mini-mind babies with [=PhDs=]."



* Ivan Whisky/Cyborg 001 of ''Manga/Cyborg009'' plays the trope straight, but in the 2001 one he's a subversion. He's a very powerful telepath and telekinetic with the intelligence level of an adult, but also is trapped in the body of a baby since he was (unwillingly) given all of this through cyborg enhancements. This means, poor 001 is NotAllowedToGrowUp and, unless he's given a new mechanical body, he will remain as a Brainy Baby ''forever''.



* Himawari from ''Manga/CrayonShinChan'' is not only smart for an infant, but has an obsession with jewelry that she can discern an authentic from an imitation. She also swoons over handsome young men just like how her brother swoons over pretty young women.
* Ivan Whisky/Cyborg 001 of ''Manga/Cyborg009'' plays the trope straight, but in the 2001 one he's a subversion. He's a very powerful telepath and telekinetic with the intelligence level of an adult, but also is trapped in the body of a baby since he was (unwillingly) given all of this through cyborg enhancements. This means, poor 001 is NotAllowedToGrowUp and, unless he's given a new mechanical body, he will remain as a Brainy Baby ''forever''.



* ''Manga/GrannyGirlHinataChan'': A side chapter shows the day a newborn Hinata came home from the hospital. Her family sees her folding origami cranes with a dexterity that defies what she should be capable of. Her brother then asks if Hinata is doing it to wish their mother a speedy recovery and gets a very clear, firm nod in response. While this is the result of Hinata being born with the full memory of her previous life, big brother Haruto believes his little sister is a genius.
* Mannish Boy of ''Manga/JoJosBizarreAdventure'' is one of [[BigBad Dio]]'s superpowered assassins, despite being a baby. In general, whatever process causes someone to develop a [[FightingSpirit Stand]] also causes them to gain the intelligence of an adult human, even animals and ''plankton''.



* Mannish Boy of ''Manga/JoJosBizarreAdventure'' is one of [[BigBad Dio]]'s superpowered assassins, despite being a baby. In general, whatever process causes someone to develop a [[FightingSpirit Stand]] also causes them to gain the intelligence of an adult human, even animals and ''plankton''.
* ''Manga/GrannyGirlHinataChan'': A side chapter shows the day a newborn Hinata came home from the hospital. Her family sees her folding origami cranes with a dexterity that defies what she should be capable of. Her brother then asks if Hinata is doing it to wish their mother a speedy recovery and gets a very clear, firm nod in response. While this is the result of Hinata being born with the full memory of her previous life, big brother Haruto believes his little sister is a genius.
* Himawari from ''Manga/CrayonShinChan'' is not only smart for an infant, but has an obsession with jewelry that she can discern an authentic from an imitation. She also swoons over handsome young men just like how her brother swoons over pretty young women.



* Baby Brain in the ''ComicBook/SevenSoldiers: The Manhattan Guardian'' flashbacks to the Newsboy Army.
* Valeria "Val" Richards, the second child of [[ComicBook/FantasticFour Reed and Susan Richards]], was revealed to be a genius... as an '''''infant'''''. She takes after her good old TeenGenius dad, a borderline ChildProdigy himself, who privately speculated that she would start playing chess by the time she reaches '''''age 2'''''.



* ''Comicbook/WhizzerAndChips'':
** Baby Boffin from "The S.O.S. Squad" whose inventions are all pram-related.
** "Master P. Brain (Science is his Game)" was a pre-teen, but the first strip showed that as a baby he invented an automatic baby-feeding machine for himself.
* In ''ComicBook/GenerationZero'', Gamete is a super-intelligent psychic ''fetus''.



* Valeria "Val" Richards, the second child of [[ComicBook/FantasticFour Reed and Susan Richards]], was revealed to be a genius... as an '''''infant'''''. She takes after her good old TeenGenius dad, a borderline ChildProdigy himself, who privately speculated that she would start playing chess by the time she reaches '''''age 2'''''.
* In ''ComicBook/GenerationZero'', Gamete is a super-intelligent psychic ''fetus''.
* ''WesternAnimation/TheLoudHouse'''s licensed comic "It's Just a Phase" reveals that Leni learnt to sew when she was only one ([[TheDitz if only she'd remained smart as she grew older]]) and Lisa started doing experiments whens she was also only one.
* Baby Brain in the ''ComicBook/SevenSoldiers: The Manhattan Guardian'' flashbacks to the Newsboy Army.
* ''Comicbook/WhizzerAndChips'':
** Baby Boffin from "The S.O.S. Squad" whose inventions are all pram-related.
** "Master P. Brain (Science is his Game)" was a pre-teen, but the first strip showed that as a baby he invented an automatic baby-feeding machine for himself.



* Zigzagged in the ''Series/StarTrekVoyager'' fanfiction ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/3395479/1/Anomaly Anomaly]]'' with Captain Janeway's daughter Sarah. Initially, she hit her milestones like sitting up and smiling early, but then she took a while to say her first word... Once she did, however, she started speaking in full sentences, and she remained a prodigy ever since.
* In the ''WesternAnimation/ScoobyDoo'' fanfiction ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/6983780/1/The-First-Mystery The First Mystery]]'', Velma, who's canonically very smart, could apparently crawl since she was only one day old[[note]]ArtisticLicenseBiology, since crawling is not an intelligence thing, but rather a mobility thing[[/note]] and do basic math at one year.



* In ''Fanfic/MySisterLeni'', Lisa could talk at one month and was reading advanced books before she was one. The problem is that she didn't want to interact with others or act like a "normal baby". She preferred to study, rather than play with toys, and would get mad when others patronized her for being an infant:
-->'''Lisa''': ''"If you stopped to pay attention, then you'll see that I am extraordinary compared to my peers! I'm the antithesis of those slobbering, stupid, primative newborns! And yet here you are lecturing me about how the world operates, not letting me get a word in. You assume that just because I have the physical characteristics of an infant that entitles you to patronize me like I'm one of them!"''
* Discussed in ''WesternAnimation/TheLoudHouse'' fanfic ''Fanfic/TheNightmareHouse''. Lisa is four years old, but a teddy bear thinks she's a baby who's just using inappropriately big words.

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* ''WesternAnimation/TheLoudHouse'' fanfics:
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In ''Fanfic/MySisterLeni'', Lisa could talk at one month and was reading advanced books before she was one. The problem is that she didn't want to interact with others or act like a "normal baby". She preferred to study, rather than play with toys, and would get mad when others patronized her for being an infant:
-->'''Lisa''': --->'''Lisa''': ''"If you stopped to pay attention, then you'll see that I am extraordinary compared to my peers! I'm the antithesis of those slobbering, stupid, primative newborns! And yet here you are lecturing me about how the world operates, not letting me get a word in. You assume that just because I have the physical characteristics of an infant that entitles you to patronize me like I'm one of them!"''
* ** Discussed in ''WesternAnimation/TheLoudHouse'' fanfic ''Fanfic/TheNightmareHouse''. Lisa is four years old, but a teddy bear thinks she's a baby who's just using inappropriately big words.words.
** In ''[[https://www.deviantart.com/kire5613/art/Lisa-s-Birth-720931982 Lisa's Birth]]'', Lisa started trying to talk when she was only one day old, and she could speak eloquently at two months.



* In Creator/{{Dreamworks}}' ''WesternAnimation/TheBossBaby'', an average kid named Tim discovers his new baby brother can talk (and has the personality of a bossy CEO), and gets roped into [[MakesJustAsMuchSenseInContext a scheme to stop puppies from becoming more popular than babies]].



* In Creator/{{Dreamworks}}' ''WesternAnimation/TheBossBaby'', an average kid named Tim discovers his new baby brother can talk (and has the personality of a bossy CEO), and gets roped into [[MakesJustAsMuchSenseInContext a scheme to stop puppies from becoming more popular than babies]].



* The eponymous baby in ''Baby Brains'' can do surgery, and he would've been sent to the moon had he not been too colicky.



* Sunny from ''Literature/ASeriesOfUnfortunateEvents'' is fully cognizant in infancy, though [[IntelligibleUnintelligible only her family members understand her]].

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* Sunny from ''Literature/ASeriesOfUnfortunateEvents'' is fully cognizant ''Literature/DiaryOfAWimpyKid'': Discussed in infancy, though [[IntelligibleUnintelligible only her family members "The Third Wheel". Greg thinks he could understand her]].English perfectly even in utero, and that he figured out how to steal the TV remote's batteries as a baby, though these claims are dubious.



* [[{{Ubermensch}} John Wainwright]] of ''Literature/OddJohn'' by Olaf Stapledon is also a serious version.

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* [[{{Ubermensch}} John Wainwright]] of ''Literature/OddJohn'' by Olaf Stapledon It is also stated in the ''Literature/FrannyKStein'' book ''The Fran That Time Forgot'' that Franny was a serious version.mad scientist ever since she was a baby.
* Implied for Beatrice Bottomwell in ''Literature/TheGirlWhoNeverMadeMistakes''. She made her first ever mistake when she was [[VagueAge somewhere between six and eleven]], which meant that she never made mistakes as a baby.



* Subverted in ''Harriet Spies Again'', the sequel to ''Literature/HarrietTheSpy''. Harriet thinks she said [[BabysFirstWords her first word]] at six months, that it was "proceed", and that she started speaking fluently only a month later. Her mother corrects her, saying that she was actually ''fourteen'' months old, and her first word was "cookie".
* Baby ''Literature/{{Matilda}}'' was very well-spoken for her age at one and a half. She later taught herself to read from newspapers lying around on the floor at age three.



* [[{{Ubermensch}} John Wainwright]] of ''Literature/OddJohn'' by Olaf Stapledon is also a serious version.
* Sunny from ''Literature/ASeriesOfUnfortunateEvents'' is fully cognizant in infancy, though [[IntelligibleUnintelligible only her family members understand her]].
* Discussed in ''Smart Ice Cream'' by Creator/PaulJennings. The narrator, Wilfred, is an InsufferableGenius, who claims he could speak from birth, but he was probably lying.



* Baby ''Literature/{{Matilda}}'' taught herself to read from newspapers lying around on the floor, and was very well-spoken for her age.



* It is stated in the ''Literature/FrannyKStein'' book ''The Fran That Time Forgot'' that Franny was a mad scientist ever since she was a baby.



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* Zigzagged for Darren and Samantha's daughter Tabitha in ''Series/{{Bewitched}}''. Since her birth, characters speculated over whether she was a witch, and whether this meant she had above-average intelligence (for instance, when she played with a newspaper, both Darren and [[NosyNeighbour Gladys]] thought she was picking a stock). [[spoiler:When she turns one, it's revealed that she ''is'' a witch, though she still has fairly average intelligence for her age.]]
* ''Series/SaturdayNightLive'': Exaggerated in the "TV Funhouse" cartoon "Fetal Scooby Doo", where WesternAnimation/ScoobyDoo and the gang are solving a mystery ''in utero''.
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* ''Series/SesameStreet'':
** Baby Fats Domino, a [[NoCelebritiesWereHarmed parody]] of Music/FatsDomino, can speak and sing even though he's a baby.
** Rocky, another singing baby, also speaks properly despite his being a baby. [[ProneToTears Doesn't stop him from crying for attention, though]].
** In the ''Literature/{{Goldilocks}}'' parody "The Three Triangles", the baby triangle starts speaking to announce the letter and number of the day, and his parents note his intelligence.



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* Most Toys/BabyAlive dolls are modelled on babies of about one, yet they're very articulate for their apparent age, saying things like, "Pretend it's my birthday. How about a birthday kiss?".
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* Baby Amelia Earhart in the ''VideoGame/SamAndMaxFreelancePolice'' 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 TheBermudaTriangle and drunk 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.
* Dr. Fetus from ''VideoGame/MeatBoy'' series takes this to the next level.



* In ''[[http://www.inkagames.com/flash_games/maggie_saw_game_en.html Maggie Saw Game]]'', an unofficial online game using characters from ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'' and the plot from ''Film/{{Saw}}'', Maggie can speak, and the "gifted" room in her daycare features one baby who can read novels and another who was testing the string theory.
* Dr. Fetus from ''VideoGame/MeatBoy'' series takes this to the next level.



* Baby Amelia Earhart in the ''VideoGame/SamAndMaxFreelancePolice'' 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 TheBermudaTriangle and drunk 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.



* ''Website/{{Neopets}}'': When a Neopet is zapped or painted into a baby, they don't change in any way except for appearance. This means that, despite allegedly being babies, they can still speak perfectly, read, fight in the arena, and work in jobs.
* ''WebVideo/NewFatherChronicles'': In the videos taking place when Amalah and Nayely were babies, their babbling was subtitled with words, to make it seem as though they were speaking and had a developed understanding of the world.



* Shown in [[ImagineSpot imagine spots]] involving Mr. Ratburn a good number of times in ''WesternAnimation/{{Arthur}}''. Specifically:
** In the prologue to the episode, "Arthur's Baby", when Arthur explains to the viewers that everyone was a baby once, in one spot, an infant version of Mr. Ratburn is seen writing math equations on the wall.
** In the episode, "Arthur's Substitute Teacher Trouble", Arthur and his friends all worry that Mr. Ratburn's younger sister, Rodentia, is as smart as her brother, imagining that happening even during their childhood years. One of these spots involves an infant version of Rodentia doing calculus on a laptop.
** In the episode, "Bitzi's Beau", Buster worries that his Mom is [[InterspeciesRomance dating Mr. Ratburn]] and they'll get married and eventually have children. In his ImagineSpot, he is surrounded by triplet toddlers, who being the children of his Mom and Mr. Ratburn, have rat-shaped heads and rabbit ears. The triplets are all hyperintelligent and nerdy, and want him to read them long books in French. One of them even has a chemistry set, which he breaks when he falls over, and [[NeverMyFault blames it on Buster]].
* "Labretto", the OriginsEpisode of ''WesternAnimation/DextersLaboratory'', shows Dexter talking minutes after being born and building machines while still in the crib. Professor Hawk was also described as being extremely smart as a child ("At the age of four, he made history -- by receiving a college degree!")
* The ''WesternAnimation/DuckDodgers'' episode "Where's Baby Smartypants?" has a baby philosopher who is considered the only person that could mediate peace talks between the most warlike races in the galaxy. [[spoiler:Dodgers actually stands in for him and does quite well... then the real philosopher gets them all riled up again.]]



* A minor character of ''WesternAnimation/TheProudFamily'' 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.
* Diaper Man in ''WesternAnimation/TheMightyHeroes'' cartoon. He is actually the leader and "brains" of the title group.
* "Labretto", the OriginsEpisode of ''WesternAnimation/DextersLaboratory'', shows Dexter talking minutes after being born and building machines while still in the crib. Professor Hawk was also described as being extremely smart as a child ("At the age of four, he made history -- by receiving a college degree!")
* ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'': Maggie Simpson certainly qualifies. She's led a revolt in daycare, successfully driven a car for miles (albeit into a prison wall), and sniped mobsters without being seen...with a shotgun. And the '''''ONLY ONE''''' bold enough to shoot [[KarmaHoudini Mr.]] [[BigBad Burns]] [[spoiler:with his own gun after he stole her candy! It's heavily implied that Maggie knew well beforehand that Burns deserved to get shot. At the town hall meeting, when everyone else was yelling about [[KickTheDog various things Burns had done]], when Marge added that Burns was "causing us all to yell" you could see on Maggie's face that she shared Marge's anger.]] She's saved Homer's life ''how'' many times now? And where did she learn how to swim and fence?
* ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'':
** At the ripe old age of ''one month'', Pound and Pumpkin Cake are very intelligent and very ''mischievous'' little foals. And while surges of flight and magic ability are apparently normal for foals, that doesn't quite explain the twins' level of control over their abilities. [[spoiler:They even know how to speak -- their first words are "Pinkie" and "Pie".]]
** The Cake Twins have ''nothing'' on Flurry Heart. She's not only smart, she's self-aware enough and intelligent enough to have developed full-blown neuroses, clearly she takes after her aunt Twilight.
* Ike from ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark.'' At age three he can barely speak, but gets to go to kindergarten early and apparently reserves the TV every night to watch the news. In one episode he reads several novels written for adults in the course of one day.

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* A minor character of ''WesternAnimation/TheProudFamily'' 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.
* Diaper Man in ''WesternAnimation/TheMightyHeroes'' cartoon. He is actually
Time Baby, the leader and "brains" superintelligent totalitarian ruler of the title group.
* "Labretto", the OriginsEpisode of ''WesternAnimation/DextersLaboratory'', shows Dexter talking minutes after being born and building machines while still
dystopian future in the crib. Professor Hawk was also described as being extremely smart as a child ("At the age of four, he made history -- by receiving a college degree!")
* ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'': Maggie Simpson certainly qualifies. She's led a revolt in daycare, successfully driven a car for miles (albeit into a prison wall), and sniped mobsters without being seen...with a shotgun. And the '''''ONLY ONE''''' bold enough to shoot [[KarmaHoudini Mr.]] [[BigBad Burns]] [[spoiler:with his own gun after he stole her candy! It's heavily implied that Maggie knew well beforehand that Burns deserved to get shot. At the town hall meeting, when everyone else was yelling about [[KickTheDog various things Burns had done]], when Marge added that Burns was "causing us all to yell" you could see on Maggie's face that she shared Marge's anger.]] She's saved Homer's life ''how'' many times now? And where did she learn how to swim and fence?
* ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'':
** At the ripe old age of ''one month'', Pound and Pumpkin Cake are very intelligent and very ''mischievous'' little foals. And while surges of flight and magic ability are apparently normal for foals, that doesn't quite explain the twins' level of control over their abilities. [[spoiler:They even know how to speak -- their first words are "Pinkie" and "Pie".]]
** The Cake Twins have ''nothing'' on Flurry Heart. She's not only smart, she's self-aware enough and intelligent enough to have developed full-blown neuroses, clearly she takes after her aunt Twilight.
* Ike from ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark.'' At age three he can barely speak, but gets to go to kindergarten early and apparently reserves the TV every night to watch the news. In one episode he reads several novels written for adults in the course of one day.
''WesternAnimation/GravityFalls''.



* Shown in [[ImagineSpot imagine spots]] involving Mr. Ratburn a good number of times in ''WesternAnimation/{{Arthur}}''. Specifically:
** In the prologue to the episode, "Arthur's Baby", when Arthur explains to the viewers that everyone was a baby once, in one spot, an infant version of Mr. Ratburn is seen writing math equations on the wall.
** In the episode, "Arthur's Substitute Teacher Trouble", Arthur and his friends all worry that Mr. Ratburn's younger sister, Rodentia, is as smart as her brother, imagining that happening even during their childhood years. One of these spots involves an infant version of Rodentia doing calculus on a laptop.
** In the episode, "Bitzi's Beau", Buster worries that his Mom is [[InterspeciesRomance dating Mr. Ratburn]] and they'll get married and eventually have children. In his ImagineSpot, he is surrounded by triplet toddlers, who being the children of his Mom and Mr. Ratburn, have rat-shaped heads and rabbit ears. The triplets are all hyperintelligent and nerdy, and want him to read them long books in French. One of them even has a chemistry set, which he breaks when he falls over, and [[NeverMyFault blames it on Buster]].
* The ''WesternAnimation/DuckDodgers'' episode "Where's Baby Smartypants?" has a baby philosopher who is considered the only person that could mediate peace talks between the most warlike races in the galaxy. [[spoiler:Dodgers actually stands in for him and does quite well... then the real philosopher gets them all riled up again.]]
* Downplayed for [[TheBabyOfTheBunch Lily Loud]] from ''WesternAnimation/TheLoudHouse''. During the first four seasons, Lily's established as being only 15-months-old (one year and three months) and while she may not be as intelligent as her sister, Lisa (a ChildProdigy who's technically already finished school up through getting a PhD), she's shown to be very smart for someone her age. For example:
** She seems to understand her siblings pretty well, at least enough to get in on the family's shenanigans.
** Can work technology like a camera or a cellphone pretty well.
** Even Lily tends to find Luan's jokes and puns to be rather lame.
* Time Baby, the superintelligent totalitarian ruler of the dystopian future in ''WesternAnimation/GravityFalls''.
* In the ''Jamal the Funny Frog'' shorts from ''WesternAnimation/OhYeahCartoons'', Jamal's little sister Polly is able to speak intelligently even though she's just a tadpole.


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* ''WesternAnimation/TheLoudHouse'':
** Downplayed for [[TheBabyOfTheBunch Lily Loud]]. During the first four seasons, Lily's established as being only 15-months-old (one year and three months) and while she may not be as intelligent as her sister, Lisa (a ChildProdigy who's technically already finished school up through getting a PhD), she's shown to be very smart for someone her age. For example:
*** She seems to understand her siblings pretty well, at least enough to get in on the family's shenanigans.
*** Can work technology like a camera or a cellphone pretty well.
*** Even Lily tends to find Luan's jokes and puns to be rather lame.
** "Room and Hoard" establishes that when she was a baby (probably around age one, since the licensed comic "It's Just a Phase" reveals that she started doing experiments at one) she kept her used diapers and studied the bacteria in her pee and poop.
* Diaper Man in ''WesternAnimation/TheMightyHeroes'' cartoon. He is actually the leader and "brains" of the title group.


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* ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'':
** At the ripe old age of ''one month'', Pound and Pumpkin Cake are very intelligent and very ''mischievous'' little foals. And while surges of flight and magic ability are apparently normal for foals, that doesn't quite explain the twins' level of control over their abilities. [[spoiler:They even know how to speak -- their first words are "Pinkie" and "Pie".]]
** The Cake Twins have ''nothing'' on Flurry Heart. She's not only smart, she's self-aware enough and intelligent enough to have developed full-blown neuroses, clearly she takes after her aunt Twilight.
* In ''WesternAnimation/{{Numberjacks}}'', One is only one year old, yet she has a concept of addition, and in one episode, she even says a sentence ("I'm only a little number".)
* In the ''Jamal the Funny Frog'' shorts from ''WesternAnimation/OhYeahCartoons'', Jamal's little sister Polly is able to speak intelligently even though she's just a tadpole.
* ''WesternAnimation/PegPlusCat'':
** Baby Fox is smart enough to build a complicated machine that was able to give him a bottle, lift him up to his bed, and change his diaper. He even used a diagram to build it.
** "Peg Meets Cat" reveals that Peg could do simple addition when she was only about one or two.
* A minor character of ''WesternAnimation/TheProudFamily'' 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.
* ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'': Maggie Simpson certainly qualifies. She's led a revolt in daycare, successfully driven a car for miles (albeit into a prison wall), and sniped mobsters without being seen...with a shotgun. And the '''''ONLY ONE''''' bold enough to shoot [[KarmaHoudini Mr.]] [[BigBad Burns]] [[spoiler:with his own gun after he stole her candy! It's heavily implied that Maggie knew well beforehand that Burns deserved to get shot. At the town hall meeting, when everyone else was yelling about [[KickTheDog various things Burns had done]], when Marge added that Burns was "causing us all to yell" you could see on Maggie's face that she shared Marge's anger.]] She's saved Homer's life ''how'' many times now? And where did she learn how to swim and fence?
* Ike from ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark.'' At age three he can barely speak, but gets to go to kindergarten early and apparently reserves the TV every night to watch the news. In one episode he reads several novels written for adults in the course of one day.


* In ''Manga/KatekyoHitmanReborn'', there are the Arcobaleno, who are known to be the 7 strongest babies in the world. They are one of the cases of reverse aging, as they were cursed in the past.

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* In ''Manga/KatekyoHitmanReborn'', ''Manga/Reborn2004'', there are the Arcobaleno, who are known to be the 7 strongest babies in the world. They are one of the cases of reverse aging, as they were cursed in the past.

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* Aubrey Molehill from the ''Series/{{Dinosaurs}}'' episode, "[[Recap/DinosaursS02E11SwitchedAtBirth Switched at Birth]]" is shown to speak quite sophistically despite only being a year old.
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[[caption-width-right:238:[[UnsettlingChildlikeBehaviour "Stewie, those books aren't for babies..."]]]]

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[[caption-width-right:238: [-"[[JustAKid Stewie, those books aren't for babies...]]"-] ]]

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* Downplayed for [[TheBabyOfTheBunch Lily Loud]] from ''WesternAnimation/TheLoudHouse''. While Lily might not be as intelligent as her sister Lisa (a four-year-old ChildProdigy who has already finished school up through getting a doctorate degree), in most episodes that she appears in, she's shown to be very smart for someone who's only fifteen months old (a year and three months). She seems to have a pretty good idea of what's going on around her (enough that she can get in on the family shenanigans), understands her siblings, can work technology like a camera or cellphone decently, and [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking even she finds her sister, Luan's, jokes and puns to be rather lame]].

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* Downplayed for [[TheBabyOfTheBunch Lily Loud]] from ''WesternAnimation/TheLoudHouse''. While Lily might During the first four seasons, Lily's established as being only 15-months-old (one year and three months) and while she may not be as intelligent as her sister sister, Lisa (a four-year-old ChildProdigy who has who's technically already finished school up through getting a doctorate degree), in most episodes that she appears in, PhD), she's shown to be very smart for someone who's only fifteen months old (a year and three months). her age. For example:
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She seems to have a understand her siblings pretty good idea of what's going on around her (enough that she can well, at least enough to get in on the family shenanigans), understands her siblings, can family's shenanigans.
** Can
work technology like a camera or a cellphone decently, and [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking even she finds her sister, Luan's, pretty well.
** Even Lily tends to find Luan's
jokes and puns to be rather lame]].lame.

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* Himawari from ''Manga/CrayonShinChan'' is not only smart for an infant, but has an obsession with jewelry that she can discern an authentic from an imitation. She also swoons over handsome young men just like how her brother swoons over pretty young women.

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* Discussed in ''WesternAnimation/TheLoudHouse'' fanfic ''Fanfic/TheNightmareHouse''. Lisa is four years old, but a teddy bear thinks she's a baby who's just using inappropriately big words.

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* The fourth season of ''WesternAnimation/TransformersRescueBots'' reveals Dr. Ezra Greene and his new wife Ana Baranova to have a toddler daughter named [=CeCe=]. While she hasn't yet mastered speech, she does demonstrate being capable of reprogramming the toys her father made for her and holds up all ten of her fingers when her older sister Frankie asks what 2 times 5 is.


** The Cake Twins have ''nothing'' on Flurry Heart. She's not only smart, she's self-aware enough and intelligent enough to have developed full-blown neuroses.

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** The Cake Twins have ''nothing'' on Flurry Heart. She's not only smart, she's self-aware enough and intelligent enough to have developed full-blown neuroses.neuroses, clearly she takes after her aunt Twilight.


* ''Manga/RoujotekiShoujoHinataChan'': A side chapter shows the day a newborn Hinata came home from the hospital. Her family sees her folding origami cranes with a dexterity that defies what she should be capable of. Her brother then asks if Hinata is doing it to wish their mother a speedy recovery and gets a very clear, firm nod in response. While this is the result of Hinata being born with the full memory of her previous life, big brother Haruto believes his little sister is a genius.

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* ''Manga/RoujotekiShoujoHinataChan'': ''Manga/GrannyGirlHinataChan'': A side chapter shows the day a newborn Hinata came home from the hospital. Her family sees her folding origami cranes with a dexterity that defies what she should be capable of. Her brother then asks if Hinata is doing it to wish their mother a speedy recovery and gets a very clear, firm nod in response. While this is the result of Hinata being born with the full memory of her previous life, big brother Haruto believes his little sister is a genius.

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