When most people think of shonen protagonists, they don't think of characters who are particularly smart. But while characters who rely less on brains and more on instinct like Luffy, Goku, and Natsu do exist, there are also some straight-up brilliant protagonists like Senku Ishigami and Light Yagami.
For this list, we'll be looking at the smartest shonen anime protagonists...and the not-so-smart. Your job is to vote up the big-brained characters and vote down the ones whose strength lies in other areas. While some characters' are clear cut cases of brilliant or not, there are others whose intelligence is kind of middle of the road. What's the best ranking of intelligence? That's up to you.