Re: Genius MC

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Artemis Fowl is an excellent series with a genius MC. The protagonist is a 12-year-old criminal mastermind who applies his intelligence to relatable goals such as becoming rich, discovering an underground technologically advanced society, and traveling in time to rescue a small fluffy animal from the ultimate nemesis... himself. 

Another amazing book is Surely You’re Joking, Mr. Feynman. In this epic tale spanning decades, the MC goes through school and various job occupations as a brilliant and unconventional thinker, using his creative imagination, differentiation under the integral sign, and excellent lockpicking skills to uncover hidden secrets and achieve international fame. 

Re: Genius MC

#3
For traditionally published books, Name of the Wind. The two major downsides are the series is unfinished, and many people can't stand the protagonist because he's almost too good at everything to the point of being unbelievable. 

For web fiction, Harry Potter and the Methods of Rationality fits. This also has the same annoying factor in regards to the protagonist though. And the author can come off as a bit preachy as well.

The main character of Mother of Learning could be called a genius by the end, but he has to work for it over the course of the story (he starts out above average) so I think that makes him more bearable than some of the others I've mentioned.

Re: Genius MC

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Hi, is it okay to self-promote here?
I'm aiming for that with my new story, Reverse Reincarnation. With a more realistic genius who has some magical help for that, but overall doesn't always use her intelligence perfectly or display much common sense. It hasn't really come up a lot so far, though, but it's definitely going to be more visible in the next chapters.

Otherwise, for published books, I definitely second the other recommendations (except Name of the Wind, I don't really feel that Kvothe fits the genius bill, but yeah, I don't like the the character so take that with a grain of salt). If you don't mind the MC being a child I recommend Ender's Game - he's definitely good in school, it just happens to be a space military school with some very harsh methods.

Re: Genius MC

#7
Hi there! How're you doing today?

So I am writing a novel where the MC is pretty damn smart. 

It's an action novel so there will be a lot of fighting and the MC is pretty strong as well. But he is not the strongest and a lot of the times actually prefers outsmarting his enemies rather than fighting them head-on. He also utilizes techniques such as cold/hot reading so he knows when people are lying etc. and he can analyze microexpressions etc. 

https://www.royalroad.com/my/fiction/34363

If you would like to take a look.

Thank you!

Re: Genius MC

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Primate Wrote: Genius MC? Definitely this Sage Lemur 😊
Good one, Lemur!  peolaughing


Anyway, you can try out mine in the signature. He excels in school and his intellect was showcased in the extra chapters right after chapter 1. Though being a genius has lots of factors to consider so see for yourself if it's the one you're looking for😁

Re: Genius MC

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Here's a few more :)

A Novel World
"When a science experiment goes wrong, strange forces step in and change the underlying laws of the universe, simply because they appreciate the entertainment value Humans provide. Watch as Jen Byrnes seeks to learn more about the new world around her, and to become the Mad Scientist she had always aspired to."

Astralfice
"Yesterday, Astrid's biggest concern was how to pay her rent. Now, an encounter with a beautiful and seemingly immortal young woman has shattered her once-normal life. Astrid is drawn into a dangerous tournament, in which competitors pilot giant robots in wrestling matches. Will Astrid be able to help her team to victory, or will her social anxiety get the better of her?"

journal teleport science something
superscience genius girl
good at teleports
alive

The Solstice War

"History would never forget the 18th of the Aster’s Gloom of the year 2030.
Twenty-three years after the fall of the Ayvartan Empire and the rise of the Socialist Dominances of Solstice, the great southern continent once more found itself at war. From far overseas, the Nocht Federation, the Kingdom of Lubon and the Empire of Hanwa declared war on the burgeoning Ayvartan nation, hoping to stifle its revolutionary ideals and restore what they see as its legitimate government. They prepared to do whatever it took to tear down the red flag flying over the ancient fortress city of Solstice.
To secure the gains of their revolution, the Ayvartans struggle to reorganize themselves for a total war that will drag the entire world into its bloodshed and madness. Unprepared, and overwhelmed, the communists must deal with the war within their own nation and their own hearts and minds, if they are to survive the war for the course of history itself."



hope you find some that you like :D

Re: Genius MC

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vsphelix Wrote: Another amazing book is Surely You’re Joking, Mr. Feynman. In this epic tale spanning decades, the MC goes through school and various job occupations as a brilliant and unconventional thinker, using his creative imagination, differentiation under the integral sign, and excellent lockpicking skills to uncover hidden secrets and achieve international fame.


I'm going to second this one. This book does a remarkable job of making its MC believable, not just a collection of cliches. He doesn't project genius through obscurantism, or by making allusions to things the reader can't understand. Instead, he lays out how he thinks, and you grow to understand him as a person with both lovable traits and real flaws.

Reading this book, you could almost believe that this dude really existed, this wild adventurer who picks locks at atomic test sites, deciphers ancient glyphs, plays the bongo drums, and invents a new way of drawing squiggly diagrams for quantum physics.