Shikamaru Nara is considered to be one of the most intellectual, and smartest characters in Naruto. Even before he was a Chūnin, he had an I.Q of over 200, which is mind boggling to say the least.
However, here are 5 Naruto Characters who are smarter than Shikamaru.
5. Kakashi Hatake
Kakashi was always a very bright shinobi. He is the youngest ever Genin, Chūnin, and Jōnin. According to Naruto, Kakashi has a higher I.Q than Shikamaru, and even a nose better than Kiba’s. Kakashi is also probably one of the best known Strategists in Naruto, as he always analyzes his opponents before fighting them head-on. He would’ve defeated Tendo Pain, had he not been intercepted by another Pain.