In a world where everyone is turned into stone, knowledge is everything. It is a power that will let you survive the unknown of the wilds. In the world of Dr. Stone, it is not only Senku Ishigami that should be given credit for how far humanity has achieved in the Stone World. This is because many have lent him a hand for his plans to succeed. Also, these characters have proven that they can also keep up with Senku’s out-of-this-world intelligence.
The Japanese animated series and its original manga were created by Riichiro Inagaki. The writer of the said manga has always been intrigued by science as a kid. Unfortunately, Riichiro Inagaki didn’t become the scientist he once hoped to become. Instead, he masterfully created Dr. Stone with accurate scientific facts as entertainment. The series also houses insanely smart characters. They all constantly prove the significance of science and other intellectual abilities, be it in the modern or stone world.
To be able to withstand the difficulties of the Stone World requires great intelligence. Of course, not all of them are as smart as Senku but all possess intelligence that is still needed in the Stone World. Therefore, here are the characters from Dr. Stone ranked according to their intelligence quotient (IQ).
He may not be as smart as Senku or even Chrome. But, this village guard has made us laugh quite a few times throughout the series. Ginro is the brother of Kinro. Unlike his brother, Ginro is very much the coward between them. Before being amused by scientific inventions, such as soap bubbles, he always openly express his fear towards them.
Being one of the village guards means that Ginro has also shown physical prowess fit to protect the village. However, he has also shown laziness by slacking off and being absentminded in certain things. But, Ginro has always been sincere in everything he does and has always accepted any tasks despite his fears or despite being forced by his brother.
He is considered the strongest warrior in the Ishigami Village. Magma is a former enemy of the Kingdom of Science and he even tried to kill Gen once because of his hatred toward them. His hot-tempered personality made it difficult for him to be understood and understand others. After reconciling with Senku, he became the brawn in successfully building the scientific inventions of The Kingdom of Science. Despite being physically strong, Magma appears to be a gullible person and someone who tends to act before thinking.
Kinro is the brother of Ginro who works alongside him as one of the village guards. He is a man who greatly honors hard work and fairness. Living by the phrase rules are rules. Kinro upholds the rules set by the village and those around him. At first, Kinro was first prideful and illogical for not wanting to admit his eye problem and for not believing that there is life outside the village.
Like Ginro and Magna, he is also reliable in terms of defending and fighting for the people. However, what sets Kinro apart from the two is that he tends to be more focused than the two and is willing to help Senku anytime.
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15. Yo Uei
Being a former policeman in the modern world qualified him to be part of Tsukasa’s Empire. If Kinro abides by the rule, this one disregards them. Yo Uei was rude and arrogant constantly belittling people from the Stone World, mainly Chrome, who was held captive. Being a policeman in the modern world means that he also possesses average intelligence qualifying him to be one.
However, he did not live a good life as a policeman. Instead of legally doing things, Yo Uei relentlessly killed corrupt officials on the spot resulting in him losing his badge. But, he, later on, became one of Yuzuriha’s helper in repairing the destroyed statues as a way to redeem himself.
14. Taiju Oki
Taiju may not be as smart as Senku and may not be very much inclined toward science. However, he knows how to utilize his own strengths. Taiju’s immense physical strength and stamina give him the ability to participate on the battlefield, particularly in defensive skills.
As part of Senku’s team, Taiju knows his boundaries and priorities and is willing to risk his life just to save others. He is also one of the first people who expressed his intention for a bloodless war. He is nice and outgoing but is frequently deceived by the things around him. Nonetheless, Taiju is a resourceful person and has a very kind heart.
13. Homura Momiji
Homura lived her early life in the modern world as Japan’s best gymnast. Her gymnastic skills earned her the qualification to be part of Tsukasa’s Empire as his right-hand woman. Homura’s gymnastic skills are key to her survival, especially when spying, as she can leap from one tree to another.
Tsukasa valued her skills; hence, she was assigned to spy on Senku and his friends from the village. Her spying skills proved that she cannot only fight but has also a sharp memory. Just through her observation, she easily memorized all the names of the people from the village. She can also make the right decision quickly which saved her a couple of times.
12. Nikki Hanada
It is not that easy to familiarize yourself with more than one language. Nikki Hanada is a die-hard fan of the famous singer, Lillian. Her love and admiration for Lillian allowed her to see through Gen’s disguise as Lillian. Being Lillian’s fan also made her proficient in using the English language.
Though her speaking skills aren’t accurate, she can still understand and slightly use them for communication. Learning another language is hard regardless if she is a die-hard fan of Lillian or not. Her muscular appearance is not also just for show because she always puts them to use by doing physical work.
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Suika is the definition of small but terrible, in a good way. This little girl from the Ishigami Village has been one of the main people that helped Senku achieve his plans. She is a quick learner and has always shown interest and fascination with the power of science. Suika is valuable intel and can enter the territory of an enemy unnoticeably.
Among all the characters, Suika is the one with the biggest potential since she is still a kid and has proven her intelligence early. She is believed to become smarter than most of the characters in the future and will probably reach the same level of intellect as Chrome. Her intelligence and quick-wittedness will allow her to contribute more as a representative of the Kingdom of Science.
Her physical prowess is an ability admired by her village mates. Even the men from Ishigami Village fear her strength and have admitted that she is an expert on the battlefield. She is more of a fighter than a scientist. Most of the time Kohaku is seen only on the sidelines while Kaseki, Chrome, and Senku does their scientific inventions.
But, Kohaku has also proven her intellect despite being one of the people from the Stone World. Before Senku came into their lives and scientifically treated her sister, Ruri. Kohaku never missed a day in getting hot spring water that made Ruri’s sickness bearable for her. She also has great people skills allowing her to easily build bonds with others.
9. Yuzuriha Ogawa
Yuzuriha possesses knowledge above average. Despite her innocent look, she was always able to keep up with Senku’s scientific explanations even in the modern world. Unlike her love interest, Taiju, Yuzuriha is someone you cannot fool easily. For instance, when Gen and Senku decided to convince Tsukasa’s people by pretending to be the US Army, she immediately saw right through Senku’s plan.
Yuzuriha also utilized her wits by secretly putting the broken statues piece-by-pieces in Tsukasa’s Empire using sewing as an excuse. Her ability to deduce Senku’s plans not only proves how long she has known him but also her intellect because Senku is not someone you can easily keep up with.
8. Ukyo Saionji
Ukyo’s skills and abilities are recognized by both Tsukasa and Senku. Ukyo was a trusted right-hand man of Tsukasa and later on became a trusted ally of Senku. He is a pacifist who decided to work with Senku to avoid any bloodshed between the two parties. As a former sonar technician, Ukyo has a well-developed super-sensitive hearing that can easily sabotage any plan even with the tiniest sound.
As a submarine sonar operator in the modern world, Ukyo basically possesses accuracy and intellect since these are the main requirements in his former job. His excellent skills in archery can give him the upper hand among his enemies. Aside from these, Ukyo is also capable of using the English language as seen in season two of the series.
7. Hyoga Akatsuki
He earned his elite position in Tsukasa’s empire for his great spearman-ship skills. Hyoga is a very calm person and is someone who recognizes diligence above anything else. On the battlefield, he is quick to assess his surroundings and enemies which gives him an advantage. Hyoga is also known as a great tactician making it difficult to predict his actions or know what is going on inside his mind.
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Kaseki proves that intelligence is indeed timeless. He is a skilled craftsman who joined The Kingdom Science in the beginning. Without his excellent skills, all the inventions of Senku and Chrome would have not been made possible. Despite his age, Kaseki always showed enthusiasm in making the scientific tools that are needed or those requested by Chrome or Senku.
Crafting scientific tools is not that easy. But, Kaseki can easily understand the mechanics behind it even if they involved chemistry. He is considered to be intelligent because he does not only make the tools and is done with them afterward. Instead, he can easily point out what and how they are used. Kaseki is a man who takes great pride in his work.
5. Gen Asagiri
Gen isn’t physically gifted or scientifically blessed like Senku. However, his intelligence is still unmatched among most characters in Dr. Stone seasons one and two. Together with Chrome, Gen Asagiri is also Senku’s right-hand man. Gen is a popular mentalist in his early life and is still a very skilled one in the Stone World.
Gen has mastered the art of manipulation and lying which contributed a lot to the success of The Kingdom of Science. Furthermore, he is also bilingual making it possible for him to impersonate Lillian. Gen also possesses great knowledge by allowing him to easily guess what Senku is planning and can predict the actions of others accurately.
4. Tsukasa Shishio
He is hailed as the strongest high school primate due to his unrivaled fighting abilities. However, his physical strength isn’t the only ability that made him the strongest opponent of Senku in seasons one and two. He is a man who tends to use both his brute strength and brain. He has shown intellectual abilities and skills that prove that he is a man with a high IQ.
In addition, Tsukasa is capable of accurately predicting Senku’s plans allowing him to prepare beforehand. He also possesses knowledge in chemistry which made him realize that nitric acid is the key to Senku’s de-petrification. Even the creator, Riichiro Inagaki, revealed that Tsukasa can rival Chrome’s intellect if it was in a school setting.
The brilliant scientist from the Stone World, Chrome. He is believed to have innate high intellectual abilities because of his deep love and passion for science. Despite Chrome being one of the local Ishigami villagers, he had shown his scientific skills by gathering minerals and plants he can use in inventing or creating stuff even as a kid.
Chrome is probably the Senku of the Stone World. Even without the help of modern civilization, he is able to show off his intelligence by using all the available resources around him. He can also invent things according to his own intellect, particularly the water wheel. Chrome’s curiosity and determination in learning make him one of the smartest characters in the series.
2. Byakuya Ishigami
Byakuya Ishigami may not have an intelligent equal to his son. However, being a university professor and an astronaut proves that he too possesses knowledge that is above average. Besides qualifying as an astronaut is already a huge deal that requires intense training and various intellectual assessments. Furthermore, Byakuya Ishigami did not have the chance to say goodbye to his son, Senku, due to the world’s pertrification.
But, he made the impossible possible by inventing an alternate recording CD that allowed his voice and the rest of his crew to reach Senku and the others after thousands of years. In addition, Byakuya Ishigami is the founder of the Ishigami Village. For the next generation to be aware of the basic survival skills and knowledge, Byakuya also made The Hundred Stories which also had a coded message for his son.
1. Senku Ishigami
The brain behind the series is none other than Senku Ishigami. Senku has various intellectual abilities, mainly tactical skills, mental resilience, craftsmanship, and exceptional memory. He is a man who never gets tired of learning and inventing. His unbelievable intelligence is a significant part of humanity’s evolution in the Stone World.
Senku may seem arrogant sometimes, but his selfless heart is something that cannot be denied. He has helped the people of the Ishigami Village to live a more convenient life by using the power of science. His former rival Tsukasa Shishio even referred to him as the sharpest, most intelligent man in the world which he can certainly uphold with ease. Senku believes in the power of science more than anyone and that science can solve any problem in the world.