Ok so hopefully most of you know how intelligent Batman is, I mean this guy is a genius, but here are 5 characters from DC and Marvel that are smarter and more intelligent than him. This list is in no particular order.
1. Mr. Fantastic (Richard Reeds).
Richard Reeds is one of those characters that would rather study their opponent and examining them before actually fighting them. His intelligence was greatly increased by the cosmic rays that gave him his powers making him one of the smartest heroes. He is a master in all forms of physics and he has proven that he has some knowledge in alien life. So all in all Richard Reeds proves himself for this round.
2. Lex Luthor.
Lex Luthor is has a 12th level intellect for those of you who don't know what that means, it means that he is a genius! I mean this guy invents things from nothing to defeat the Superman. From machines to kryptonite guns, he can literally create anything. This self made billionaire is a clever son of a gun if you ask me.
3. Iron man (Tony Stark).
Tony stark... The man who created Ultron and then helped shut it down. The man who discovered a new element (palladium) that was in the mark 1 iron man suits. This man is so smart that when he found out that this new element was slowly poisoning him he made a new centre piece for his suit made of Vibranium, the same element that captain Americas shield is made of.
4. Bruce Banner.
Bruce Banner created the Gamma bomb and helped Tony stark make Ultron. But thats not all this doctor and physicist created experimental robot tanks for the government. A master in Nuclear physics there is nothing that Bruce can't do, seriously! He even helped Iron man design the Hulk Buster suit as a last result if Hulk ever went crazy.
5. Atom (Ray Palmer).
Ray Palmer specializes in matter compression, he later creates a lens that allows him to shift the size of objects. When he is stuck on a field trip with his students he shrinks himself and finds an escape route. He later figures out that there was a force in his body allowing him to shrink and change sizing without exploding. This genius basically redefined matter as we know it!
These characters in my opinion are all smarter than Bruce Banner.
I hope you enjoyed this list.