24 Brilliant TV Brainiacs

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There are a lot of smart people on television, but there are some that are pure geniuses.

They can be an expert crime solver, a techno geek, or someone who just likes to talk Klingon.

People with IQs above our own aren't meant to be feared but admired. They may seem a little odd at times, but that doesn't make them any less lovable.

Here's a list of 24 TV characters who we think are absolutely brilliant.

Do you agree? Disagree? Who did we forget?

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1. Spencer Reid - Criminal Minds

Spencer Reid - Criminal Minds
Everything about Spencer Reid oozes genius. He has three Ph.D.'s, a super high IQ, and can read 20,000 words per minute. He also has an eidetic memory. It's enough to make our heads hurt.

2. The Riddler - Gotham

The Riddler - Gotham
Before he became The Riddler, Edward Nygma was a brilliant forensic scientist who often spoke in riddles. Now riddles define him. Don't answer them correctly and you could lose your life!

3. Temperence Brennan - Bones

Temperence Brennan - Bones
Temperence is a forensic anthropologist who helps solve the most complex of crimes. Her mind is unlike any other. If she seems cold and distant at times, it's only because she's working something out in that brilliant mind of hers.

4. Lucius Fox - Gotham

Lucius Fox - Gotham
Lucius can solve the most difficult and complex problems the GCPD faces. Whether it's figuring out the disease afflicting Captain Barnes or keeping The Riddler at bay, Lucius is the man you want on your side.

5. Scorsese - Lethal Weapon

Scorsese - Lethal Weapon
Multi-talented Scorsese not only has a brilliant mind, he's also witty as hell. If it weren't for him, Riggs and Murtaugh wouldn't solve nearly as many cases as they do. He's an asset to the LAPD and asset to our television screens!

6. Abby - NCIS

Abby - NCIS
A forensic scientist with expertise in everything that's needed to help solve crimes, Abby is one-of-a-kind.

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