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    Anime and Manga 

Son of a bitch! He took out the cannons! The gate was no accident, then. He... He planned it. He has intelligence!
Eren Jaeger, Attack on Titan

    Film — Live-Action 

Ripley: They cut the power...
Hudson: What do you mean they cut the power? How can they cut the power, man? They're animals!
Aliens

I think they're smart; they're too damn smart!
Munro Kelly, Congo

General Staedert: Upfront loading of a 120 ZZR missile. Marker lights on the objective.
Scientist 1: Its structure had just solidified on the surface.
Scientist 2: I think it's anticipating the attack. Anticipation denotes intelligence.
Cornelius: The most terrible intelligence imaginable, Mr President.

[The velociraptors] never attacked the same place twice. They were testing the fence for weaknesses. Systematically. They remember.
Robert Muldoon, Jurassic Park

Claire Dearing: We are talking about an animal here!
Owen Grady: A highly intelligent animal.

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    Literature 

Instinct? Or was that creature intelligent, maybe far more intelligent than ourselves, and cruelly so, so that we were to it as a rabbit or a rat is to a human being...?
The Walker in the Cemetery, by Ian Watson

    Live-Action TV 

Blake: You have to be careful of the plant life around here. Some of it's carnivorous. Some species even have an intelligence rating.
Vila: That's a comfort. I should hate to be eaten by something stupid.
Blake's 7, "Time Squad"

We're drawing up a plan for world domination. The key element: Coffeemakers that think.
Buffy the Vampire Slayer, "Restless"

Dean: It's all right; they're idiots. They can't pick a lock.
(the zombies stop banging on the door and start fiddling with the lock)
Bobby: Don't you ever get tired of being wrong?!
Supernatural, "Dead Men Don't Wear Plaid"

    Tabletop Games 

Yes, we resemble beasts. Yes, we are savage. Neither of those things makes us stupid. That often comes as a surprise to Humans. Invariably it is the last thing that ever surprises them.
Beastlord Grakkle, as translated from the Beast Tongue by Keldar Mouth-of-Chen, Warhammer Fantasy Roleplay: Old World Bestiary — A Compendium Of Creatures Fair And Foul

To think of [Tyranids] as beasts is a grave mistake. We have observed their vanguard organisms herd prey like cattle into the path of the main swarms. We have seen them expend tides of lesser beasts so that their enemies have no ammunition left when their leaders attack, and armored columns channeled into narrow defiles where but one of their assault beasts can tear through an entire tank company. Only yesterday we received a pict-capture of several platoons falling back into the keep of Gnex Bastion, only to be trapped and slaughtered by burrowing organisms that burst from the ground. These creatures have shown evidence of a tactical acumen that speaks of a far worse threat than that posed by a mere beast.
Lexmechanic Ursis, Warhammer 40,000

    Video Games 

You had me under a gun... and yet you just walk away? No monster alive turns the other cheek. No monster does that... A thinking man does that...
Grace Holloway, Bioshock 2

There is a way to turn an entity into data. They have a life of their own, and it is difficult to distinguish them from normal computer files. In our actions of everyday, while we sit at the computer, this byte entity observes, and studies our every move and fear.

While the Heartless function on instinct, Nobodies function in a higher manner. They can think and plan.
Yen Sid, Kingdom Hearts II

Helga: I've heard that even among terrestrial lifeforms, if an individual learns a new way to hunt, the same method of hunting was suddenly acquired by other individuals all around the world. This may be like the collective unconscious that Jung talked about.
Max: It's hard for me to understand difficult things, so can you explain it in more Layman's Terms?
Helga: Simply said, the information that comes into contact with Crystals is being leaked to all the contaminated weapons.
Max: I see. So they are making it as unclear as possible as to where they're heading.
Helga: That's correct.

    Western Animation 

Starscream: (to a robot dragon at least twice his size) Unruly beast! You dare to roam freely without permission?
Predaking: (transforms) Strike me again, and I will bury that rod in your spark.

I am no beast.
Predaking, Transformers: Prime

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