In the world of comics the term genius tends to be taken to the extreme, well that shouldn’t be surprising considering comics tend to blow everything out of proportion. So without much ado here is our list of five genius African characters you simply must know!
From the pages of Valiant, Amanda Mckee is a technopathic psiot meaning she can control computers and micro-circuits with her mind. Orphaned at a young age she was taken in by Toyo Harada, a billionaire visionary and a powerful psiot in his on right. She possesses one of the finest intellects on the planet, skilled in the fields of computer programming, A.I, engineering and mechanics.
Vic has always been a genius since he was a child but his interests much to his father’s disappointment was in sports. After a freak accident that should have left him dead, his father Silas Stone resorted to rebuilding most of his body using all of his scientific knowledge resulting in him becoming more machine than man. He is currently a member of the justice league and one of the planets most powerful protectors.
A genius in the field of theoretical physics, Adam also known as the blue marvel was a superhero in the 1960s. He fought evil for years before been forced by the American government to retire because he was black….that sounds about right…He has made strides in the field of anti matter and is one of the greatest minds on the planet.
Identified as a prodigy from an early age Michael became one of the smartest men on earth by the time he reached adulthood. He has a “natural aptitude for picking up natural aptitudes.” That essentially means he can pick up and retain complicated skills quite easily. He is the founder of Holt industries and has 14 Ph.D’s. Someone’s been busy!
Finally the Wakandan Princess herself, Shuri is a phenomenal engineer and inventor on par with the likes of her older brother T’challa and Tony Stark. She is well studied in Wakandan science and technology and has contributed to it immensely. She even served as black panther for a time. She is truly one of the most impressive minds in the marvel universe.
It’s nice to find that African’s have been recognized for their potential as powerful intellectuals, as it truly and is as it always should be.