The Mastermind


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The Mastermind

INTJ Characters

Have you ever wondered who the INTJ characters in the sci-fi movies are so familiar to us? Try to find out why those characters are INTJs!

I. The overview of INTJ characters

Do you ever find yourself drawn to a specific character while watching your favorite show? If their intelligence and strategic abilities impress you, you're probably drawn to a character who embodies the INTJ personality type.

INTJs are self-assured, thick-skinned, and private intellectuals who play some of the most brilliant and resourceful characters on screen. They are usually introverted and skilled observers. Their deductive abilities are admirable, and they make decisions based on logic.

INTJs are the greatest strategists, viewing life as a chess game, planning each move to achieve a specific outcome. INTJs are hardworking, intelligent, and knowledgeable, which is aided by their desire to know. The beauty of INTJs is that they combine logic and creativity, allowing them to innovate in novel ways.

This list of INTJ characters contains a disproportionate number of villains. This is not because INTJs are evil, but because villains typically have a cunning, well-thought-out plan that requires an element of isolation and alienation to carry out.

Many people focus on villains and masterminds when it comes to fictional INTJ characters. Although there are some interesting INTJ villains in the movie world, there are also many INTJ heroes and assistants.

Today, we'll look at twelve of the most compelling INTJ characters from film and literature. Do you know what your Myers Briggs personality type is? To find out, take our free personality test!

II. INTJ Anime characters

1. Ray from The Promised Neverland

Ray stands out in "The Promised Neverland" movie because he is never truly a child. Unlike some of the other orphans, he has guessed what they have been raised for a long time. His ability to see beneath the surface is astounding, and all of his behavior are calculated to help him achieve his perspective of freeing the orphans he cares about. 

Ray appears reclusive, brittle, and quiet, but this is partly due to the fact that he has had to keep what he knows hidden for so long. He has no trouble issuing orders, but he doesn't always learn how to deal with people's emotions in their current situation. Ray, like most INTJ Characters, appears mature for his age and is fed up with being treated like a kid.

2. Lelouch Lamperouge (vi Brittania) from Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion

Lelouch Lamperouge, an extremely smart and visionary, devises intricate plans within plans to demolish Britannia's authoritarian state. He's the enemy no one sees coming because he's so brilliant and knows how to exploit other people's flaws and pride. 

Lelouch is direct, straightforward, and logical, as is typical of an INTJ. He is more concerned with aligning himself with his goals than with other people's feelings. His compassion is unlikely to manifest itself in words of endearment or social niceties, but rather in bold action that will protect Japan's underdogs.

3.  Light Yagami from Deathnote

He is the series' main protagonist, but he is also a serial killer known as Kira. He transforms into Kira after discovering a special notebook with the power to kill anyone whose name is written in it. This intriguing INTJ protagonist is bestowed with enormous power. Among his high school peers, Light is a genius. He shares some of the most intriguing traits of INTJ Characters.

4. Kurapika from Hunter X Hunter

Kurapika is a determined and visionary individual. Even as a child, he fought and debated his way into being willing to wander outside of his clan's boundaries. Kurapika is deeply loyal to his friends, despite his outward appearance of coldness and calculation. He frequently fights in defense of his dear ones, and his friends appear to be the only ones who can pull him out of his angry and violent outbursts. 

His intuition can be seen in the way he constantly reads between the lines, analyzes, and forecasts. He dislikes taking things at face value, preferring to question people's motivations and make an effort to understand them on a subconscious way.

5. Neji Hyuga from Naruto

Neji's mental acuity and fortitude were evident from a young age. While he wasn't technically expected to study any of his clan's advanced techniques, he was able to master them on his own through careful observation and determination. In typical Intuitive fashion, Neji speaks in metaphors and symbols and believes in a grand plan or destiny that he must fulfill. His focus remains steadfastly on the big picture, and his analytical side shines through in his direct, matter-of-fact demeanor.

6. Kurisu Makise from Steins Gate

Kurisu is a serious and mature genius who graduated from college at the age of seven. As a member of the Brain Science Institute, she assists Okabe in developing a time machine and managing the logistics of traveling back and forth while attempting to save lives. Makise, like many INTJ Characters, is sarcastic, sensible, and focused. 

She rarely panics and frequently theorizes about the scientific nature of things. For example, while kissing someone, she speculates about Einstein's theory of relativity rather than remaining fully present in the moment.

7. Kai Chisaki “Overhaul” from My Hero Academia

Chisaki, as the genius behind most harrowing battles, seems to see people as pawns to be used to his advantage, rather than individual citizens with emotions. Every move he makes is meticulously planned to fit into a larger "master plan." He aspires to rid the world of Quirks, allowing the yakuza to reclaim the power they once held over society. 

Chisaki is constantly thinking about the big picture and predicting how events will unfold and affect his plan – allowing himself to improvise and innovate as needed. He also excels at management, albeit violently, because he can organize things and calm in a crisis and consider the abilities of numerous people to plan well-coordinated attacks.

8. Merlin from The Seven Deadly Sins

Merlin is the Boar's sin of gluttony, and he is regarded as the greatest mage in Brittania. She has a ravenous passion for learning, going so far as to suspend her age in order to absorb all of the world's knowledge. She has a calm, thoughtful demeanor and rarely panics when disaster strikes. She can assess nearly any situation calmly, shrewdly developing a defined strategy before launching into action. Her desire for knowledge, intuition into implications, and calm, logical side place her squarely in the INTJ Characters.

9. Tsukishima Kei (Tsukki) from Hyaikuu

Tsukishima becomes the Karasuno volleyball team's master strategist in many ways. He frequently has a last-second insight that alters the course of an entire game. Calm and intellectual, he devises systematic strategies for defeating his opponents and enlists everyone's cooperation in order to work effectively. 

Amazingly, the one player with whom he appears to disagree is the other INTJ on his team. Tsukishima is slow to become motivated to compete in volleyball because he recognizes the ephemeral nature of the sport and any victory they may achieve. When he finally finds his ambition, he's thrilling, inventive, and difficult to overcome.

10. Hendrickson from Seven Deadly Sins

Hendrickson has an uncanny ability to predict the actions of others long before they occur. As a former Great Holy Knight of the Liones Kingdom, he yearns to discover his real purpose and, as a villain, is willing to lie and manipulate in order to do so. 

His intuition is visible in his ability to see the potential of how things can be used, as well as in his proclivity to orchestrate situations far in advance of when they actually occur. His analytical side shines through in his methodical yet efficient use of strategy. He is solemn, commanding, and quick to assign people to the most effective roles.

III. INTJ Disney characters

1. Maleficent from Maleficent and Sleeping Beauty

Maleficent is the archetypal INTJ villain, appearing in both Sleeping Beauty and Maleficent. She is elegant, dramatic, and one of Disney World's most recognizable antagonists. Her abilities have been characterized as "all the powers of hell," and she is nearly omnipotent. Her origin story also reveals that as a young fairy, she was the most powerful and spectacular of her peers, mastering her countless superhuman powers. She even has the ability to transform into a dragon.

2. Gill from Finding Nemo

Nothing can keep Gill from plotting his escape from the dentist's office's fish tank. He craves freedom and will go to any length to achieve his vision, as do all INTJs. He devises the ideal escape strategy and makes every effort to place all of his fish pals in the best positions to escape. He normally takes command and orders the appreciation of the other fish, though he doesn't always know how to evaluate their emotions. He is more concerned with the big picture (escape) than with minor details or feelings that may interfere with his strategy.

3. Scar from The Lion King

Scar is an INTJ personality type. Scar was astute and knew how to take advantage of others. Unfortunately, he meticulously planned Mufasa's demise and exiled Simba from the Pride Land. Scar's problem was that he believes he knows best, which led to the natural world starving and scavenging for food.

4. Milo James Thatch from Atlantis: The Lost Empire

He's a master cartographer who spent his life studying discourse analysis in the basement of the Smithsonian Institute before leading an expedition to find the lost city. Lanky and harmless, he is frequently underestimated by the other characters in the film, but he manages to save everyone's lives time and again through his acquired knowledge and expertise. This just goes to show that INTJs should not be underestimated. What distinguishes an INTJ is their reluctance to brag about their accomplishments.

III. Other INTJ fictional characters

1. Bruce Wayne from Batman

Bruce Wayne exemplifies the strengths of the Intuitive-Dominant personality type. He is visionary, determined, and fixated on a single goal. In order to save Gotham, he transforms his entire life into a symbol, embodying the very thing he has always feared.

As a TJ, he is also concerned with staying productive – often to his detriment. He despises wasting time and would rather concentrate on his plans and strategies than on social gatherings. His abilities in delegating and organizing allow him to assist the police in staying on track and following the correct patterns. Wayne, in typical INTJ fashion, is unwilling to compromise his values in order to please others. He does what he believes is right and disregards temporary setbacks and potential roadblocks in order to stay on track.

2. Gandalf from Lord of The Rings

Gandalf is an INTJ personality type. He is the ultimate strategist man. He started the quest to destroy the ring. Gandalf's human chess game included the hobbits, elves, and others encountered along the way. He does, however, have a caring nature and a soft spot for the shire.

3.  Lisbeth Salander from The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo

Lisbeth Salander is one of my favorite fictional heroines of all time. She faces life with a scrappiness and steely determination that I admire. She is introverted, smart, and remarkably honourable.

She's also a perfect example of an INTJ woman, albeit one who has been through a lot. Lisbeth can devise long-term plans and infiltrate hidden areas to uncover startling truths about people. When she is attacked, she does not respond with a quick, impulsive counter-attack. She devises intricate, detailed strategies that will haunt her assailants indefinitely.

She is guarded about her emotions but principled in her choices, as the typical INTJ Characters. She believes in justice and cavalrymen who despise and abuse women. She may not appear warm and inviting on the outside, but beneath her spiky exterior is a heart of courage and integrity.

4. Beth Harmon from The Queen’s Gambit

Beth Harmon is an INTJ personality type. She's a well-written and intriguing character. Beth enjoys chess and is determined to win by employing efficiency and strategy. She does, however, trust her instincts and is described as a 'intuitive' chess player. Beth is a fiercely independent woman who does not want anyone to believe otherwise. In addition, she is emotionally detached from situations.

5. Saruman from Lord of The Rings

Another INTJ characters from Lord of the Rings is Saruman the White. It's fascinating to note the obvious differences between Saruman, the villain, and Gandalf, the protagonist, despite the fact that they share the same personality type. Gandalf and Saruman are both wise, strategic, and knowledgeable wizards, and Gandalf uses these qualities to his advantage while Saruman uses them to his detriment.

6. Doctor Strange from Doctor Strange

Stephen (Doctor) Strange has the ability to organize reality in order to achieve his long-term objectives. He is a visionary and insightful man who is obsessed with knowledge and is constantly absorbing new information. His strong intuition eventually leads him to accept the mystical world and harness its power to protect others.

Strange, like other the INTJ characters, is also deeply private, which allows him to avoid disclosing secrets that could jeopardize the world's security. He has no problem issuing commands, organizing things around him, and devising a logical order and strategy for dealing with constantly changing events.

7. Andy Dufresne from The Shawshank Redemption

Andy Dufresne is an INTJ personality type. He was incarcerated, and instead of wallowing in self-pity, he did not waste time. Instead, he was forward-thinking and devised an escape strategy. He put this plan into action, which was, to put it mildly, a slow burner, but he persevered and succeeded.

8. Emperor Palpatine from Star Wars

Emperor Palpatine is an INTJ personality type. He craves power and control and will go to any length to achieve his objectives. Sheev was the ultimate manipulator and mastermind behind the entire Star Wars franchise. People were used as either protection or pawns in his chess game.

9. Clarice Starling from The Silence of the Lambs

Clarice Starling is a hard - working and no-nonsense woman who organizes her life around her long-term goals and desires. She understands how to read between the lines and discern the deeper motivations of others. She also notices and evaluates different points of view in order to predict a criminal's next move. She understands how to obtain information from Hannibal Lecter that will assist them in solving problems. 

And, like most INTJ characters, she can set aside her emotions in order to move forward and concentrate. She is unafraid of taking criticism and defending herself. Though she is prone to becoming emotional, she does not allow it to influence her decisions.

10. Littlefinger from Game of Thrones

Littlefinger is an INTJ personality type. He always has ulterior motives and his moves are meticulously planned from the start. He craves power and is the ultimate schemer. Littlefinger didn't care who he seriously injured or killed as long as it benefited him and brought him closer to the top.