What's not to love about the guy?
He's the comic book equivalent of Nikola Tesla.
He invents televisions that broadcast the future.
Out of boredom, he invents robots that infiltrate Justice Leagues.
His name is the coolest in comics.
He sips cocktails to let you know how little he cares for your impending doom.
While the world's best minds cowered like mice after being targeted by a freshly-returned-from-genocide Black Adam, this man almost single-handedly defeated the World's Deadliest Mortal.
How did he do this?
The man's frickin' superpower is science.
Gorilla geniuses consider this man a threat.
Where T.O. Morrow is Tesla, Lex Luthor is Edison, conquering the world through practical application.
If he has to steal that innovation, well....
Luthor's greatest strength is his conviction.
Lex Luthor realizes the world needs heroes. In Luthor's world, heroes don't fly into burning buildings on flying carpets. No, heroes are made so through LexCorp innovation. Your children DESERVE to be saved by men wearing LexCorp designed jetpacks.
This is the world Luthor envisions when he closes his eyes. A world embracing innovation, shunning the alien.
Remember this man has seen Kandor.
He knows that through science and cunning, he can make this and any other world fit in the palm of his very human hand.
He's, in my opinion, the second smartest man alive.
From an early age, he displayed "a natural aptitude for having natural aptitudes."
He is simply, a man of disciplines.
He speaks several different languages fluently, is a gold medal winning decathelete and more imporantly, holds 14 different Ph.D's.
He has created technology that renders him invisible to all machines.
He's created venerated technology that has been co-opted by The Batman.
He was man enough to be proud of the accomplishment.
When the same Batman needed someone to help take out one of his own co-opted inventions, he called upon him.
A former JSA chairman and current head of Checkmate, he is almost always "the best man for the job."
What CAN'T you say about the man?
Before a term for it even existed, he was the world's greatest criminal profiler.
He has contingency plans to destroy The Justice League, should it ever come to that.
A brilliant futurist, from his mind sprung cars modeled on bats and powered by rocket fuel.
He keeps a secret headquarters on a distant planet, you know, just... because.
The smartest thing one can do in this life is decide to live.
Live, despite setback.
Live, despite fear.
Live knowing that life is about adapting.
She was a librarian and gymnast with Olympic-level ability.
She was Batgirl.
Those few who knew of her other life thought of her as nothing other than a youthful sidekick.
It took a bullet to prove them wrong.
Barbara Gordon, as a librarian, knew information means power.
In The DC Universe, no one is more powerful.
Possessing a genius intellect, photographic memory and unparalleled knowledge of computers, she re-invented herself as the DCU's information broker Oracle.
She who controls the information, controls the world.
She's put herself in a position where Batman comes to her.
A great leader, she realizes that it is of vital import to surround herself with the best. Her greatest asset is her ability to take those at a crossroads and show them a new way.
Whether it's a Black Canary fresh from a break-up with an "ex," a Huntress newly cast out from The Justice League and The Bat-Family or giving a home to Lady Blackhawk some 60 years removed from the ones she considered family, Oracle has learned that there is strength in making others stronger.
Being able to make strawberry flavored, nuclear powered hand grenades doesn't necessarily make you the smartest.
Seeing potential in everything and nearly everyone.
That, in my opinion, makes Oracle the smartest person in The DC Universe.