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* PlayedForLaughs in an issue of the French school comic ''l'élève Ducobu'', where a psychologist tests the class and excitedly tells the teacher that one of the students has an IQ of 280. The teacher is surprised to find out that the student in question is not TeachersPet and ChildProdigy Léonie, but the BookDumb troublemaker protagonist Ducobu -- and burns the results as soon as he's left alone with them, to destroy the informaton forever.

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* PlayedForLaughs in an issue of the French school comic ''l'élève Ducobu'', where a psychologist tests the class and excitedly tells the teacher that one of the students has an IQ of 280. The teacher is surprised to find out that the student in question is not TeachersPet and ChildProdigy Léonie, but the BookDumb troublemaker protagonist Ducobu -- and burns the results as soon as he's left alone with them, to destroy the informaton information forever.


* In ''Series/TheBigBangTheory'', Sheldon's and Leonard's exceptional [=IQs=] (187 and 173, respectively) are very high, even given that they are both physicists. Somewhat averted in that [=IQs=] this high actually exist, though it is highly improbable that two of this level would accidentally be in the same gang.

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* In ''Series/TheBigBangTheory'', Sheldon's and Leonard's exceptional [=IQs=] (187 and 173, respectively) are very high, even given that they are both physicists. Somewhat averted in that [=IQs=] this high actually exist, though it is highly improbable that two of this level would accidentally be in the same gang.

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* [[WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes Wile E. Coyote]] claims to have an IQ of 207--"Super Geeeeenius." What he really needs is an engineering degree and quality control from the ACME Corporation.


* Dr. Eggman of the ''Franchise/SonicTheHedgehog'' series has been noted in multiple sources to have an IQ of 300. Tails is also not that far behind, able to hack Eggman's machines and even created vehicles similar to the quality of Eggman's mechs--though Tails doesn't have nearly the same amount of resources as the 'Eggman Empire'.

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* Dr. Eggman of the ''Franchise/SonicTheHedgehog'' ''VideoGame/SonicTheHedgehog'' series has been noted in multiple sources to have an IQ of 300. Tails is also not that far behind, able to hack Eggman's machines and even created vehicles similar to the quality of Eggman's mechs--though Tails doesn't have nearly the same amount of resources as the 'Eggman Empire'.


* RamaII: Wakefield's score of +5.58 on an intelligence test indicates he is one in 10^5.58, that is, in a group smaller than on in 100,000 of the population. Sabatini is 1 in 10,000, and so is Brown. Though such people exist in a population which is large (assuming the validity of the measure), they are gonna be hard to come by.

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* RamaII: Literature/RamaII: Wakefield's score of +5.58 on an intelligence test indicates he is one in 10^5.58, that is, in a group smaller than on in 100,000 of the population. Sabatini is 1 in 10,000, and so is Brown. Though such people exist in a population which is large (assuming the validity of the measure), they are gonna be hard to come by.

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*RamaII: Wakefield's score of +5.58 on an intelligence test indicates he is one in 10^5.58, that is, in a group smaller than on in 100,000 of the population. Sabatini is 1 in 10,000, and so is Brown. Though such people exist in a population which is large (assuming the validity of the measure), they are gonna be hard to come by.


* PlayedForLaughs in an issue of the French school comic ''l'élève Ducobu'', where a psychologist tests the class and excitedly tells the teacher that one of the students has an IQ of 280. The teacher is surprised to find out that the student in question is not TeachersPet and ChildProdigy Léonie, but the BookDumb troublemaker protagonist Ducobu -- and burns the results as soon as he's left alone with them, to destroy the informaton forever.



* In the short story ''Literature/FlowersForAlgernon'', when the main character, who has a realistic, low IQ of 60, gets an intelligence enhancing surgery, his IQ starts rising until he comments "I don't know what IQ is, except mine will be over 200 soon."

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* In the short story ''Literature/FlowersForAlgernon'', when the main character, Charlie, who has a realistic, low IQ of 60, gets an intelligence enhancing surgery, his IQ starts rising until he comments "I don't know what IQ is, except mine will be over 200 soon." "
** The novel treats this a shade more realistically -- the Charlie's IQ gets as high as 185, but another character comments that Charlie's intelligence "can't really be measured", higlighting how unreliable IQ tests are at the extreme ends of the scale.


* Temperance Brennan in ''Series/{{Bones}}''. We don't know the exact number but it's 'significantly above' 163. In one episode, Booth and Brennan investigate a murder at a research institute that accepts only people with extremely high [=IQs=]. Bones herself applied but was turned down, as her chosen field has to do with the past, while they're focused on the future. Every scientist of the institute is shown to be as socially awkward and logical as Bones, to the point of treating sex as a natural release with zero attachment.

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* Temperance Brennan in ''Series/{{Bones}}''.''Series/{{Bones}}'':
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We don't know the exact number but it's 'significantly above' 163. In one episode, Booth and Brennan investigate a murder at a research institute that accepts only people with extremely high [=IQs=]. Bones herself applied but was turned down, as her chosen field has to do with the past, while they're focused on the future. Every scientist of the institute is shown to be as socially awkward and logical as Bones, to the point of treating sex as a natural release with zero attachment.attachment.
** Zack comes close or possibly surpasses Brennan. In one episode, the group was discussing a character of the week being like Zack and Zack replies if hes in the stratosphere, Im in the ionosphere.


** In an earlier episode, Q's IQ (no pun intended) is given as 2,005. Of course, he's [[SufficientlyAdvancedAlien essentially a demigod]]...and is known on at least one planet as [[TricksterArchetype the God of Lies.]]

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** In an earlier episode, Q's IQ (no pun intended) is given as 2,005. Of course, he's [[SufficientlyAdvancedAlien essentially a demigod]]...and is known on at least one planet as [[TricksterArchetype [[TheTrickster the God of Lies.]]


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* Darien Lambert of ''Series/TimeTrax'' is described by his computer SELMA as having an IQ of 205 "which is about average." One would think that the people of the 22nd century would revise their IQ tests to keep "average" around 100 rather than using a test that everybody aces.

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* Darien Lambert of ''Series/TimeTrax'' is described by his computer SELMA as having an IQ of 205 "which is about average." One would think presume that she's using the people of the 22nd century current-day measurement, since his IQ would revise their IQ tests to keep "average" by definition, be around 100 rather than using a test that everybody aces.in his own day if he were average.



* The best known IQ scales (like Stanford-Binet) are a normalized scale for human intelligence. The average person is always supposed to be at 100 IQ, and the rest are meant to be distributed based on a Gaussian distribution (the normal distribution or bell curve). Unfortunately IQ scores are extremely difficult to interpret since there is no generally accepted definition for intelligence in the first place and tests are designed with a ''vastly'' more specific goal in mind than measuring "intelligence," the Stanford-Binet, for instance, was only meant to aid in placement for students.
* Misuse of tests can result in actual improbable [=IQs=]. For example: In tests with many categories of intelligence there can be instances of having too few questions in a section combined with an unexpectedly low age for the person taking the test, resulting things like an IQ of 300 in spatial relationships.
* The real life person who formerly held the (now nonexistent) Guinness world record for highest recorded IQ is Marilyn vos Savant. The official number varies, according to Wiki/TheOtherWiki, but it has been said to be 180s, 190s or even 200+, depending on the test. However, there has been some controversy surrounding this claim, due to the questionable authenticity of the "Mega Test", which was used to find her score for the book.

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* The best known IQ scales (like Stanford-Binet) are a normalized scale for human intelligence. The average person is always supposed to be at 100 IQ, and the rest are meant to be distributed based on a Gaussian distribution (the normal distribution or bell curve). Unfortunately IQ scores are extremely difficult to interpret since there is no generally accepted definition for intelligence in the first place and tests are designed with a ''vastly'' more specific goal in mind than measuring "intelligence," the Stanford-Binet, for instance, was only meant to aid in placement for students.
* Misuse of tests can result in actual improbable [=IQs=]. For example: In tests with many categories of intelligence there can be instances of having too few questions in a section combined with an unexpectedly low age for the person taking the test, resulting things like an IQ of 300 in spatial relationships.
* The real life
person who formerly held the (now nonexistent) Guinness world record for highest recorded IQ is Marilyn vos Savant. The official number varies, according to Wiki/TheOtherWiki, but it has been said to be 180s, 190s or even 200+, depending on the test. However, there has been some controversy surrounding this claim, due to the questionable authenticity of the "Mega Test", which was used to find her score for the book.


* ''Anime/ScienceNinjaTeamGatchaman'''s Berg Katse was said to have a 280 IQ.[[note]]S/he was made from fused fetal fraternal twins and hir IQ was the [[YouFailBiologyForever combined IQ of both of them.]][[/note]]

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* ''Anime/ScienceNinjaTeamGatchaman'''s Berg Katse was said to have a 280 IQ.[[note]]S/he was made from fused fetal fraternal twins and hir IQ was the [[YouFailBiologyForever [[ArtisticLicenseBiology combined IQ of both of them.]][[/note]]

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* ''Animation/HappyHeroes'': Before he got slammed in the face by elevator doors and became his current self, Big M. had an IQ of over 200.
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** Likewise averted with DC's Mister Terrific, of the ComicBook/JusticeSocietyOfAmerica. He's consistantly named as the third smartest man in the world, but no IQ score is ever named.

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** * Likewise averted with DC's Mister Terrific, of the ComicBook/JusticeSocietyOfAmerica. He's consistantly named as the third smartest man in the world, but no IQ score is ever named.






*** The fairy IQ test might cover all species of fairies, including goblins, who are notoriously stupid, and trolls, which are basically gorillas in terms of physique and intelligence. Were this the case, it would not be unlikely that the average non-goblin non-troll fairy would have an IQ around 180, with pixies and centaurs (the two smartest and rarest species) averaging 240, which would make Opal Koboi's IQ of 300 much more plausible.

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*** ** The fairy IQ test might cover all species of fairies, including goblins, who are notoriously stupid, and trolls, which are basically gorillas in terms of physique and intelligence. Were this the case, it would not be unlikely that the average non-goblin non-troll fairy would have an IQ around 180, with pixies and centaurs (the two smartest and rarest species) averaging 240, which would make Opal Koboi's IQ of 300 much more plausible.






** Holly, the computer , has a stated IQ of 6000 (said to be the equivalent of 12000 PE teachers, although when he is accused of having one of only 6 he claims that would be a 'poor IQ for a glass of water'), and is friends with another computer with an IQ of 8000. Too bad s/he's also senile. (They were also able to accidentally boost it to 12,368 at the cost of reducing her remaining life expectancy to just under three-and-a-half minutes.)
** There were also the crew of the holoship ''Enlightenment''. The captain had an IQ of 212. the rest of the crew were assumed to be at super-super-genius level too, so presumably they had enough people to establish a decent results curve for their admission test.

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** Holly, the computer , computer, has a stated IQ of 6000 (said to be the equivalent of 12000 PE teachers, although when he is accused of having one of only 6 he claims that would be a 'poor IQ for a glass of water'), and is friends with another computer with an IQ of 8000. Too bad s/he's also senile. (They were also able to accidentally boost it to 12,368 at the cost of reducing her remaining life expectancy to just under three-and-a-half minutes.)
** There were also the crew of the holoship ''Enlightenment''. The captain had an IQ of 212. the The rest of the crew were assumed to be at super-super-genius level too, so presumably they had enough people to establish a decent results curve for their admission test.



* Creator/{{TSR}} once said that in ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons'' a character's IQ is about their Int score X 10. This means that any wizard worth playing above about level 6 has an IQ in the 180-200 range. [[UsefulNotes/IQTesting There is a reason]] why they (or their successors, Creator/WizardsOfTheCoast) have not repeated it.
** Then again, if you have 20 strength you are as physically strong as an average 18 foot tall stone giant. Having an IQ of 200 seems almost mundane in comparison.

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* Creator/{{TSR}} once said that in ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons'' a character's IQ is about their Int score X 10. This means that any wizard worth playing above about level 6 has an IQ in the 180-200 range. [[UsefulNotes/IQTesting There is a reason]] why they (or their successors, Creator/WizardsOfTheCoast) have not repeated it.
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it. Then again, if you have 20 strength you are as physically strong as an average 18 foot tall stone giant. Having an IQ of 200 seems almost mundane in comparison.



** Tails: "I've built a TV out of paperclips, and reprogrammed a supercomputer with dishwashing detergent and a toothpick."

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** Tails: "I've -->'''Tails:''' I've built a TV out of paperclips, and reprogrammed a supercomputer with dishwashing detergent and a toothpick."



* In the first ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid'' game, Liquid Snake and the genome soldiers are explicitly stated to have an IQ of 180. Yes, those [[ItsProbablyNothing "It's just a box"]] guys. Their comical ineptitude is mostly down to their lack of actual combat experience, their genetic mutations giving them brain damage, and their brainwashing by Psycho Mantis which compelled them to be suicidally incompetent [[spoiler:so Snake could get by them to activate Metal Gear Rex.]]
** Snake himself has a ''slightly'' more realistic IQ of 165 in spite of his [[ParrotExposition inability to remember anything]].

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* In the first ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid'' game, Liquid Snake and the genome soldiers are explicitly stated to have an IQ of 180. Yes, those [[ItsProbablyNothing "It's just a box"]] guys. Their comical ineptitude is mostly down to their lack of actual combat experience, their genetic mutations giving them brain damage, and their brainwashing by Psycho Mantis which compelled them to be suicidally incompetent [[spoiler:so Snake could get by them to activate Metal Gear Rex.]]
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]] Snake himself has a ''slightly'' more realistic IQ of 165 in spite of his [[ParrotExposition inability to remember anything]].



* The Franchise/{{Pokemon}} Alakazam has a IQ of 5,000, which seems even more insane considering that this is an ''entire species'' rather than a single super-smart individual. (It seems even more implausible that such unparalleled intellects would spend most of their time trapped in little balls and participate in fantastic cockfights. [[HappinessInSlavery Unless they prefer that lifestyle to living in the wild.]])
** And they still cannot remember more than four moves.

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* The Franchise/{{Pokemon}} Alakazam has a IQ of 5,000, which seems even more insane considering that this is an ''entire species'' rather than a single super-smart individual. (It seems even more implausible that such unparalleled intellects would spend most of their time trapped in little balls and participate in fantastic cockfights. [[HappinessInSlavery Unless they prefer that lifestyle to living in the wild.]])
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]]) And they still cannot remember more than four moves.






* In ''WesternAnimation/{{Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles|1987}}'', Shredder has an IQ of 675, and Splinter's IQ is 475.
** Vernon's nephew, Foster, said he has an IQ of 271 during the science fair interview with April.
* Martin Prince of ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'' has an IQ of 216. Professor Frink, 199 (though it lowers to 197 after he hits his head). Comic Book Guy and Dr. Hibbert were both in the 170s. Stephen Hawking? 280 (granted, that's just what ''he'' claimed).[[note]]Ironically, the real-life Hawking did not know or care about his IQ; according to him, anyone who boasts about it is a loser.[[/note]]
** Lisa is another example, whose IQ is a somewhat more realistic 156 (according to "Homer's Enemy".)

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* In ''WesternAnimation/{{Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles|1987}}'', Shredder has an IQ of 675, and Splinter's IQ is 475.
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475. Vernon's nephew, Foster, said he has an IQ of 271 during the science fair interview with April.
* Martin Prince of ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'' has an IQ of 216. Professor Frink, 199 (though it lowers to 197 after he hits his head). Comic Book Guy and Dr. Hibbert were both in the 170s. Stephen Hawking? 280 (granted, that's just what ''he'' claimed).[[note]]Ironically, the real-life Hawking did not know or care about his IQ; according to him, anyone who boasts about it is a loser.[[/note]]
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[[/note]] Lisa is another example, whose IQ is a somewhat more realistic 156 (according to "Homer's Enemy".)



* ''WesternAnimation/{{King of the Hill}}'' had a very funny nod to this in one episode, with Hank mentioning that Peggy has an amazingly high IQ, 170, as she's told him many times. Peggy admits that that's true, but still worries about her intelligence since [[KnowNothingKnowItAll "that is only my own estimate."]] She is almost immediately thereafter taken in by an internet IQ test scam which sells her several [[PhonyDegree "overnight" PhD programs for people of exceptional intelligence.]]

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* ''WesternAnimation/{{King of the Hill}}'' ''WesternAnimation/KingOfTheHill'' had a very funny nod to this in one episode, with Hank mentioning that Peggy has an amazingly high IQ, 170, as she's told him many times. Peggy admits that that's true, but still worries about her intelligence since [[KnowNothingKnowItAll "that is only my own estimate."]] She is almost immediately thereafter taken in by an internet IQ test scam which sells her several [[PhonyDegree "overnight" PhD programs for people of exceptional intelligence.]]



** Misuse of tests can result in actual improbable [=IQs=]. For example: In tests with many categories of intelligence there can be instances of having too few questions in a section combined with an unexpectedly low age for the person taking the test, resulting things like an IQ of 300 in spatial relationships.

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** * Misuse of tests can result in actual improbable [=IQs=]. For example: In tests with many categories of intelligence there can be instances of having too few questions in a section combined with an unexpectedly low age for the person taking the test, resulting things like an IQ of 300 in spatial relationships.



* Anyone in UsefulNotes/{{Mensa}} is in the top 2% of the IQ range. The Omega Society turns this {{up to eleven}}, only accepting people with [=IQs=] statistically only occurring in one out of a million people.
** The (possibly tongue-in-cheek) [[http://www.gigasociety.com/ Giga Society]] turns this Up To Twelve, accepting only [=IQ=]s occurring once in ''a billion''. The (certainly tongue-in-cheek) [[http://www.eskimo.com/~miyaguch/history.html#Exa Exa Society]] turn this Up To... well, a lot, accepting only [=IQ=]s occurring once in ''a million billion''.
* Creator/MasiOka was tested at 180. Considering he was the go-to guy for doing special effects without breaking computers in ''StarWars'', that measurement is probably right (or as right as any IQ score ever is).
* The late Creator/StephenHawking was often cited as one of the smartest men in the world... But when asked what his IQ was, he replied [[AvertedTrope "I have no idea.]] [[TakeThat People who boast about their I.Q. are losers."]][[note]] Hawking would not have been able to take an IQ test later in life, anyway, as his ALS prevented him from speaking or using his hands, the computer he used to speak took a fair bit of time to say anything, and IQ tests are timed. [[/note]]

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* Anyone in UsefulNotes/{{Mensa}} is in the top 2% of the IQ range. The Omega Society turns this {{up to eleven}}, only accepting people with [=IQs=] statistically only occurring in one out of a million people.
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people. The (possibly tongue-in-cheek) [[http://www.gigasociety.com/ Giga Society]] turns this Up To Twelve, accepting only [=IQ=]s occurring once in ''a billion''. The (certainly tongue-in-cheek) [[http://www.eskimo.com/~miyaguch/history.html#Exa Exa Society]] turn this Up To... well, a lot, accepting only [=IQ=]s occurring once in ''a million billion''.
* Creator/MasiOka was tested at 180. Considering he was the go-to guy for doing special effects without breaking computers in ''StarWars'', ''Franchise/StarWars'', that measurement is probably right (or as right as any IQ score ever is).
* The late Creator/StephenHawking was often cited as one of the smartest men in the world... But when asked what his IQ was, he replied [[AvertedTrope "I have no idea.]] [[TakeThat People who boast about their I.Q. are losers."]][[note]] Hawking would not have been able to take an IQ test later in life, anyway, as his ALS prevented him from speaking or using his hands, the computer he used to speak took a fair bit of time to say anything, and IQ tests are timed. [[/note]]


* Martin Prince of ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'' has an IQ of 216. Professor Frink, 199 (though it lowers to 197 after he hits his head). Comic Book Guy and Dr. Hibbert were both in the 170s. Stephen Hawking? 280 (granted, that's just what ''he'' claimed).[[note]]Ironically, the real-life Hawking does not know or care about his IQ; according to him, anyone who boasts about it is a loser.[[/note]]

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* Martin Prince of ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'' has an IQ of 216. Professor Frink, 199 (though it lowers to 197 after he hits his head). Comic Book Guy and Dr. Hibbert were both in the 170s. Stephen Hawking? 280 (granted, that's just what ''he'' claimed).[[note]]Ironically, the real-life Hawking does did not know or care about his IQ; according to him, anyone who boasts about it is a loser.[[/note]]

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