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* In ''Literature/ShadowOfTheConqueror,'' Lifebinders can enhance any bodily attribute, though the protagonist doesn't figure out that intelligence is one of those [[EleventhHourSuperpower until nearly the end of the book]]. When he does, he's able to make his mind work sixteen times faster and more efficiently than normal, allowing him to deduce solutions for problems that would otherwise take too long to solve.


* Charlie from ''Series/{{Heroes}}'' is the super memory variety.
* The episode "Flowers For Hobbes" from the 2000 series ''Series/TheInvisibleMan'' has Hobbes infected with an intelligence-boosting virus. He doesn't seem to mind that all those who are infected ultimately become catatonic or suicidal, as long as he's able to contemplate ideas too complex to explain to non-enhanced people (ideas that, coherently enough, [[TakeOurWordForIt we never get to hear]]). The title of the episode should give you a hint as to [[FlowersForAlgernonSyndrome how it ends]].

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* The episode ''Series/TheInvisibleMan'''s "Flowers For Hobbes" from the 2000 series ''Series/TheInvisibleMan'' has Hobbes": Hobbes is infected with an intelligence-boosting virus. He doesn't seem to mind that all those who are infected ultimately become catatonic or suicidal, as long as he's able to contemplate ideas too complex to explain to non-enhanced people (ideas that, coherently enough, [[TakeOurWordForIt we never get to hear]]). The title of the episode should give you a hint as to [[FlowersForAlgernonSyndrome give you a hint]] as to how it ends]].ends.


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* ''{{Series/Probe}}'''s "[[Recap/ProbeMetamorphicAnthropoidicPrototypeOverYou Metamorphic Anthropoidic Prototype Over You]]": Josephine, the [[EpunymousTitle titular ape]], has been [[AnimalTesting modified]] to be more intelligent. She's created her own UsefulNotes/SignedLanguage and written language, and is working on "[[UsefulNotes/GreatAmericanNovel The Great Orangutan Novel]]".


* On ''Series/CSINewYork'', the autopsy of a brilliant physicist revealed a sewing needle embedded deep in his brain, that'd been there since an unnoticed accident in his early infancy. It's speculated that its presence caused his neural wiring to develop differently from most people's, which may have made his groundbreaking insights possible.

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* On ''Series/CSINewYork'', ''Series/{{CSINY}}'', the autopsy of a brilliant physicist revealed a sewing needle embedded deep in his brain, that'd been there since an unnoticed accident in his early infancy. It's speculated that its presence caused his neural wiring to develop differently from most people's, which may have made his groundbreaking insights possible.

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* Creator/IsaacAsimov's "Literature/TheEvitableConflict": The supercomputers, called [[CapitalLettersAreMagic Machines]], were built when the most complex positronic brain that humans could design created an even more complex positronic brain, and so on for ten generations. They are capable of reasoning far in advance of any human, and so complex that they cannot be error-checked except by themselves.

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* The Franchise/{{Pokemon}} Alakazam is said to have a IQ of 5,000. This is more of a InformedAttribute than anything as it never been shown to do anything particularly smart, and IQ tests do not work like this.
** Slowking are said to study the mysteries of the world everyday. Bizarrely, its super intelligence is only the result of toxins leaking from a symbiotic clam Pokemon biting its head. It's pre-evo is one of the most stupid Pokemon, and it reverts back into to this state if the clam, Shellder, is ever removed.
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* In Creator/PoulAnderson's ''Brainwave'', Earth gets out of a NegativeSpaceWedgie that had been inhibiting intelligence for the last few million years. As a result, anything with a brain gets a boost - many animals get as smart as (pre-change) humans, formerly retarded men become geniuses, and normal people become superhumanly intelligent.
* In Anderson's short story ''[[http://hell.pl/szymon/Baen/The%20best%20of%20Jim%20Baens%20Universe/The%20World%20Turned%20Upside%20Down/0743498747__21.htm Turning Point]]'', astronauts discover the Jorillians, a race of hyperintelligent aliens who live as hunters-gatherers because they never happened to stumble upon the concept of science. But when they start pondering about Earth technology... ''Days'' after seeing a wheel they have reinvented by themselves ball bearings, carts and harnesses - the last ones having been invented by a five-year-old girl. The astronauts are geniunely concerned at the thought of Earth having to compete with space-faring Jorillians in a few generations.

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''Brainwave'', Earth gets out of a NegativeSpaceWedgie that had been inhibiting intelligence for the last few million years. As a result, anything with a brain gets a boost - many animals get as smart as (pre-change) humans, formerly retarded men become geniuses, and normal people become superhumanly intelligent.
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* Anderson also has a short story called "Turning Point", where a human First Contact party has a massive OhCrap moment upon realizing the primitive planet they have landed on is full of supergeniuses... who now learned the idea of technological advancement from them, and seem to like it a lot.

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* Anderson also has a In Anderson's short story called "Turning Point", where ''[[http://hell.pl/szymon/Baen/The%20best%20of%20Jim%20Baens%20Universe/The%20World%20Turned%20Upside%20Down/0743498747__21.htm Turning Point]]'', astronauts discover the Jorillians, a human First Contact party has a massive OhCrap moment race of hyperintelligent aliens who live as hunters-gatherers because they never happened to stumble upon realizing the primitive planet concept of science. But when they start pondering about Earth technology... ''Days'' after seeing a wheel they have landed on is full of supergeniuses... who now learned reinvented by themselves ball bearings, carts and harnesses - the idea last ones having been invented by a five-year-old girl. The astronauts are geniunely concerned at the thought of technological advancement from them, and seem Earth having to like it compete with space-faring Jorillians in a lot.few generations.



* In Creator/PoulAnderson's short story ''[[http://hell.pl/szymon/Baen/The%20best%20of%20Jim%20Baens%20Universe/The%20World%20Turned%20Upside%20Down/0743498747__21.htm Turning Point]]'', astronauts discover the Jorillians, a race of hyperintelligent aliens who live as hunters-gatherers because they never happened to stumble upon the concept of science. But when they start pondering about Earth technology... ''Days'' after seeing a wheel they have reinvented by themselves ball bearings, carts and harnesses - the last ones having been invented by a five-year-old girl. The astronauts are geniunely concerned at the thought of Earth having to compete with space-faring Jorillians in a few generations.

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* Anderson also has a short story called "Turning Point", where a human First Contact party has a massive OhCrap moment upon realizing the primitive planet they have landed on is full of supergeniuses... who now learned the idea of technological advancement from them, and seem to like it a lot.


'''Sam:''' Uh-huh, yesterday [[CloudCuckooLander you thought seashells were money!]] Today you're using algorithms?!\\

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'''Sam:''' Uh-huh, yesterday [[CloudCuckooLander you thought seashells were money!]] money! Today you're using algorithms?!\\


** There's also the Tutor, whose power is [[EideticMemory remembering everything that he's ever read]]. As his name suggests, his main job is to handle the Betas' education.



* Bean was a very minor character in the original ''Literature/EndersGame'' novel. So much so that the one bit of Bean POV we get in that novel is retconned in the quasi-prequel, ''Literature/EndersShadow'', which is about Bean and his past as a genetically engineered supergenius who survived the mean streets of Rotterdam from about six months old. He is ridiculously brilliant.

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* Bean was a very minor character in the original ''Literature/EndersGame'' novel. So much so that the one bit of Bean POV we get in that novel is retconned in the quasi-prequel, ''Literature/EndersShadow'', which is about Bean and his past as a genetically engineered supergenius super-genius who survived the mean streets of Rotterdam from about six months old. He is ridiculously brilliant.

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* It's revealed in issue 25 of ''WebComic/{{Spinnerette}}'' that [[EvilGenius Dr. Universe]]'s intelligence is indeed the product of a superpower, when he and [[SuperStrength Tiger]] end up switching powers after both were caught in the blast of an experimental PowerNullifier. Universe gained an impressive HeroicBuild from it, but found that his mind was slower to make logical connections and generate ideas, while the then-physically weaker Tiger found himself becoming overwhelmed with brain activity. With that said, Universe retained his love for science and his prior knowledge and motivations without this power, so he's still no idiot in its absence.
-->'''Tiger:''' Universe, are you willing to trade back our powers as well?\\
'''Universe:''' ''Trade'' implies that you have something of value, Tiger. As I see it, you're simply begging for a favor.\\
'''Tiger:''' Then you haven't noticed yet. Your ''genius'', Doctor Universe. I have it.\\
'''Universe:''' !!! My thoughts... The cloudiness in my head...\\
'''Tiger:''' Genius is a superpower. The brain is highly efficient, the level of C-K reaction to drive thought would be impossible to measure on any instrument, but it's there. While I'm talking to you, I'm simultaneously contemplating the physics behind the C-K mine, and I'm designing a portable cotton-candy machine to fit in a car's cupholder. Maybe I'll do a Kickstarter for it. This is exhausting, frankly. I don't know how you geniuses deal with the constant stream of ideas.


* ''Fil/TheComputerWoreTennisShoes'' had Dexter Riley become very smart as a result of a computer accident.

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* ''Fil/TheComputerWoreTennisShoes'' had Dexter Riley become very smart as a result of a computer accident.


* ''Fanfic/AHollowInEquestria'': Both Ulquiorra and Twilight are competitors for this title, each of them highly intelligent, and possessing extensive knowledge about various topics.
* Xander from ''Fanfic/ASparkOfGenius'', part and parcel with him being a [[WebComic/GirlGenius spark]]. Once he takes over, a large amount of the Romanian people gain incredible intelligence to the point small children can be considered credible scientists with their own labs.



* ''Fanfic/AHollowInEquestria'': Both Ulquiorra and Twilight are competitors for this title, each of them highly intelligent, and possessing extensive knowledge about various topics.
* Sumac from ''Fanfic/PrincessTwilightSparklesSchoolForFantasticFoals'' gains exceptional intelligence while powered up.



* Sumac from ''Fanfic/PrincessTwilightSparklesSchoolForFantasticFoals'' gains exceptional intelligence while powered up.

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* Sumac Xander from ''Fanfic/PrincessTwilightSparklesSchoolForFantasticFoals'' gains exceptional ''Fanfic/ASparkOfGenius'', part and parcel with him being a [[WebComic/GirlGenius spark]]. Once he takes over, a large amount of the Romanian people gain incredible intelligence while powered up.to the point small children can be considered credible scientists with their own labs.



* The eponymous character in the ''Literature/ArtemisFowl'' series has the second and fourth attributes, and the highest tested IQ in Europe. [[TeenGenius Did I mention he's only 14?]]

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* The eponymous character in the ''Literature/ArtemisFowl'' series has the second and fourth attributes, and the highest tested IQ in Europe. [[TeenGenius Did I we mention he's only 14?]]



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* In ''Roleplay/DawnOfANewAgeOldportBlues'', Benedict's superpower increased his mental acuity to an incredible degree. His advanced reasoning is unparalleled, he has an [[PhotographicMemory eidetic memory]], and his sensory processing is so exceptional that he basically has SuperSenses. The downside? [[MySkullRunnethOver He can't turn it off]].
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* ''TabletopGame/{{Space 1889}}'': there is an intelligence amplifier in Moon of Madness from Challenge 67.
* In ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons'', a base Intelligence score of 10 is considered baseline average, equivalent to an IQ of 100. A 1st level PlayerCharacter can have a maximum Intelligence score of ''18'', and later augment this with items that increase it further. Then you have the enemy monsters- such as elder dragons- with Intelligence scores in the high 20s or 30s, a score that can only be accurately portrayed if a GameMaster ''[[GambitRoulette outright cheats]]''.



* ''TabletopGame/{{Scion}}'' does the same thing with Epic Intelligence and the corresponding Knacks.
* A lot of elder TabletopGame/{{Exalted}} and raksha have superhuman intelligence (defined as 6+). Yozi function as Intelligence 10... within their themes. Outside their themes, however, they are dumber than a sack full of hammers.



* In ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons'', a base Intelligence score of 10 is considered baseline average, equivalent to an IQ of 100. A 1st level PlayerCharacter can have a maximum Intelligence score of ''18'', and later augment this with items that increase it further. Then you have the enemy monsters- such as elder dragons- with Intelligence scores in the high 20s or 30s, a score that can only be accurately portrayed if a GameMaster ''[[GambitRoulette outright cheats]]''.
* A lot of elder TabletopGame/{{Exalted}} and raksha have superhuman intelligence (defined as 6+). Yozi function as Intelligence 10... within their themes. Outside their themes, however, they are dumber than a sack full of hammers.



* ''TabletopGame/{{Scion}}'' does the same thing with Epic Intelligence and the corresponding Knacks.
* ''TabletopGame/Space1889'': there is an intelligence amplifier in Moon of Madness from Challenge 67.



* ''Literature/LovelaceOneTwo'' is about a high-school student who spontaneously develops this power one morning.



* There's a host of characters like this in the ''Literature/WhateleyUniverse''. Consider Jobe Wilkins, the crown prince of Karedonia. He is now fourteen. He already has more bio-patents than entire research divisions of the United Nations. He has an understanding of the human genome that lets him do utterly hideous things. He regards every person he knows as an idiot. He invented a cure for dysentery that is expected to save thousands and thousands of lives every year. He is looking into developing a quantum computer using prions. He may be the most dangerous person on earth. And most of this isn't even using his mutant power - ''this is with his own natural intelligence.'' And [[WellDoneSonGuy his dad still resents him]] for being bio-devisor rather than a fellow electromechanical GadgeteerGenius.
** Note that he is still only 15, and thus still acts like a HormoneAddledTeenager much of the time, which directly led to one of [[GenderBender her]] more serious mistakes (and if you didn't see that coming, you obviously don't know the series).
* ''Literature/LovelaceOneTwo'' is about a high-school student who spontaneously develops this power one morning.
* In ''Literature/{{Worm}}'', powers that fall under the Thinker classification usually means this trope, although it also includes things like [[{{Seers}} precognition]]. Of the ones that do fall into this category, we've seen improved planning skills, PhotographicMemory, [[GoodWithNumbers exceptional mathematical talent]], [[ExcuseMeWhileIMultitask superhuman multitasking]], and [[SherlockScan making accurate guesses from small amounts of data]].



* There's a host of characters like this in the ''Literature/WhateleyUniverse''. Consider Jobe Wilkins, the crown prince of Karedonia. He is now fourteen. He already has more bio-patents than entire research divisions of the United Nations. He has an understanding of the human genome that lets him do utterly hideous things. He regards every person he knows as an idiot. He invented a cure for dysentery that is expected to save thousands and thousands of lives every year. He is looking into developing a quantum computer using prions. He may be the most dangerous person on earth. And most of this isn't even using his mutant power - ''this is with his own natural intelligence.'' And [[WellDoneSonGuy his dad still resents him]] for being bio-devisor rather than a fellow electromechanical GadgeteerGenius. Note that he is still only 15, and thus still acts like a HormoneAddledTeenager much of the time, which directly led to one of [[GenderBender her]] more serious mistakes (and if you didn't see that coming, you obviously don't know the series).
* In ''Literature/{{Worm}}'', powers that fall under the Thinker classification usually means this trope, although it also includes things like [[{{Seers}} precognition]]. Of the ones that do fall into this category, we've seen improved planning skills, PhotographicMemory, [[GoodWithNumbers exceptional mathematical talent]], [[ExcuseMeWhileIMultitask superhuman multitasking]], and [[SherlockScan making accurate guesses from small amounts of data]].



* As [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin might be expected]], the title character of ''WesternAnimation/TheAdventuresOfJimmyNeutronBoyGenius'' has a mind beyond compare. He's mostly shown, as the theme song says, as "a kid with a [[GadgeteerGenius knack for an invention]]", inventing gadgets and chemical formulas that include dimensional transporters, serums that can both vastly increase or decrease a person's age, RidiculouslyHumanRobots, candy [[ImpossiblyDeliciousFood so incredibly delicious]] that it reduces people to hopeless addicts, and time travel. Most of the show's conflicts come from Jimmy either ''over''thinking problems and creating more trouble for himself and others (in the pilot, he develops computer chips to make his pants fold themselves, only for the pants to gain sentience and try to take over--it's lampshaded that it would have taken him seconds to just fold the pants in the first place), or his ten-year-old social skills clashing with his absurd smarts.

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As [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin might be expected]], the title character of ''WesternAnimation/TheAdventuresOfJimmyNeutronBoyGenius'' has a mind beyond compare. He's mostly shown, as the theme song says, as "a kid with a [[GadgeteerGenius knack for an invention]]", inventing gadgets and chemical formulas that include dimensional transporters, serums that can both vastly increase or decrease a person's age, RidiculouslyHumanRobots, candy [[ImpossiblyDeliciousFood so incredibly delicious]] that it reduces people to hopeless addicts, and time travel. Most of the show's conflicts come from Jimmy either ''over''thinking problems and creating more trouble for himself and others (in the pilot, he develops computer chips to make his pants fold themselves, only for the pants to gain sentience and try to take over--it's lampshaded that it would have taken him seconds to just fold the pants in the first place), or his ten-year-old social skills clashing with his absurd smarts.



* Greymatter from ''WesternAnimation/{{Ben 10}}'' and Brainstorm from ''WesternAnimation/Ben10AlienForce'' are both hyperintelligent, though unluckily both are portrayed as a TVGenius. We find out that both of their entire races have this going for them, and we get some bantering about which is smarter. And Azmuth, creator of the Omnitrix (and a member of Grey Matter's race, the Galvans) is as far above all of them as they are above humans. [[InsufferableGenius Problem is, he's very much aware of it]].
** When they started appearing alongside each other, they underwent DivergentCharacterEvolution. Grey Matter was more of a saboteur and infiltrator whose knowledge was mostly in mechanics, while Brainstorm's intellect was mostly tactical and deductive.

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Greymatter from ''WesternAnimation/{{Ben 10}}'' the first series and Brainstorm from ''WesternAnimation/Ben10AlienForce'' are both hyperintelligent, though unluckily both are portrayed as a TVGenius. We find out that both of their entire races have this going for them, and we get some bantering about which is smarter. And Azmuth, creator of the Omnitrix (and a member of Grey Matter's race, the Galvans) is as far above all of them as they are above humans. [[InsufferableGenius Problem is, he's very much aware of it]].
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That said, a super smart character has the potential to radically alter a setting and even create [[TheSingularity Singularity]] level tech. These changes can be positive or negative depending not just on their morality, but on how the setting treats science. If the StatusQuoIsGod, then ReedRichardsIsUseless, there are NoPlansNoPrototypeNoBackup, and all the PotentialApplications are [[ScienceIsBad destructive.]] If it's not? Well, then expect to see ''[[AlternateUniverseReedRichardsIsAwesome wonders.]]''

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That said, a super smart character has the potential to radically alter a setting and even create [[TheSingularity Singularity]] level tech. These changes can be positive or negative depending not just on their morality, but on how the setting treats science. If the StatusQuoIsGod, then ReedRichardsIsUseless, there are NoPlansNoPrototypeNoBackup, and all the PotentialApplications are [[ScienceIsBad destructive.]] If it's not? Well, then expect to see ''[[AlternateUniverseReedRichardsIsAwesome ''[[OneManIndustrialRevolution wonders.]]''

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