The Thinker


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The Thinker

INTP Characters

INTPs have a lot of self-assurance, a strong will, and the capacity to inspire others. As a result, INTP characters are highly popular in many fictional films.

I. The overview of INTP characters

INTPs are commonly referred to as "mad scientists" in the realm of literature because they are inquisitive, analytical, and self-sufficient. However, these brilliant introverts are so much more than the clichés you might see on the big screen!

Despite being statistically uncommon in real life, INTP characters are commonly depicted in films, TV shows, novels, anime, and even mythology. Because of their distinct abilities and eccentric personalities, INTPs are frequently cast as the protagonist or one of the major characters.

Geniuses, crazy scientists, and intellectuals are common literary clichés for The Logician type, but they may also just be the voice of reason among their circle of friends. Whatever position they are allocated to, INTP characters have a strong sense of uniqueness as well as a liking for logical reasoning. They're also important in giving ideas and insights that help other characters.

II. INTP Anime characters

1. L - Death Note

L from Death Note is a vivid INTP anime character because he exaggerates several INTP characteristics. L, a great investigator, uses his Introverted Thinking to try to figure out who is behind the increasing amount of fatalities around the country. Because he attempts to explore every possibility

He also avoids using absolutes. Rather, he expresses his assumptions in terms of how probable they are to be true. L exclusively chooses situations that are intellectually hard for him in his detective work, claiming that he does not undertake it for the sake of justice. He rarely expresses emotion and does not practice many social etiquette.

2. Tomura Shigaraki – My Hero Academia

Shigaraki exemplifies an INTP villain at his most sick, twisted stage of development. He learns, as a result of a brutal and lonely upbringing, that he can only rely on himself and "One for All" - the villain who saved him. He's cunning, astute, and irreverent, willing to go to any length to eliminate "All Might" and demolish the world's Symbol of Peace.

Aside from his destructive Quirk, Shigaraki has a bright intellect and a fast analytical aptitude, allowing him to predict his opponents' intentions and talents by seeing them in action. He is adept at dealing with the unexpected, devising solutions on the go and inventing when necessary.

3. Pieck Finger – Attack on Titan

Pieck possesses an exceptional capacity to assess risks, devise plans, and maintain cool in chaotic conditions. She isn't afraid to go outside the box and then ground herself in her own reasoning to come up with the finest answers. We also see a lot of her lesser emotional side - she quickly connects with others and knows how they feel, even if she prioritizes rational methods.

4. Kenma Kozume - Haikyuu

Kenma, the most composed and analytical of Haikyuu's players, is the least enthusiastic about volleyball. This is not to say he isn't competitive. As the setter for Nekoma High, he makes it a point to waste as little energy as possible in order to make the most precise plays. The majority of his brilliance manifests in his thoughts, where he carefully studies other players, identifying their flaws and trying with tactics that would catch them off guard.

Kenma, like other INTP characters, has no regard for rank or authority, and doesn't care what year a player is in or how popular they are. He is clearly clever, and he employs his instincts and analytical abilities to keep one step ahead of his opponents on the court.

5. Kakashi Hatake – Naruto

Kakashi is a skilled combatant and one of Konoha's most accomplished ninjas. Despite his skills, he favors a life of freedom over a life of leadership or control. His analytical side shines through, as he usually makes judgments solely on reasoning, regardless of how they may affect people emotionally. As Kakashi matures, he integrates his emotional side and emphasizes the value of collaboration.

6. Naofumi Iwatani – The Rising of the Shield Hero

Though he appears cold and nasty on the outside, Naofumi is one of the most compassionate INTP characters in the series. He's a great illustration of how thinking people can be compassionate; they're simply more likely to express it via action than words of praise. Naofumi takes a realistic approach to everything he meets, yet he is rather naïve to other people's amorous approaches. 

People sometimes mistake him because of his distant demeanor, but he is actually extremely thoughtful. He takes such wonderful care of his "slaves" that they frequently question whether he is their slave rather than the other way around.

7. Gowther - Seven Deadly Sins

INTPs would most likely identify with Gowther's accidentally offending others with his perfectly logical reasoning. His analytical, speculative attitude, as well as his need for information and understanding, will be familiar to any INTP. Unfortunately, his attempts to put his academic understanding into practice frequently result in mistakes. Despite the failures, he persists in his efforts.

8. Tsuyu Asui “Froppy” – My Hero Academia

Ingenious and endearing, "Froppy" maintains a level head when everyone else is panicked. Her primary interest is determining the most rational solution to each catastrophe that arises. Froppy is a pleasantly stable, level-headed character in a program full of emotionally charged characters (we're looking at you, Bakugo and Deku). Her battlefield inventions and unflappable sense of logic make her a pillar of strength to her companions.

9. Ranpo Edogawa – Boungou Stray Dogs

Ranpo Edogawa, a shockingly brilliant detective, is able to solve murders practically instantly due to his strong skills of reasoning. Edogawa quickly develops hypotheses and then seeks for the evidence to back them up. "Ti formulates questions and generates theories; it opens up new prospects and insights...facts are gathered as proof for a hypothesis, never for their own sake," Jung stated. 

In this regard, Edogawa is a logical thinking genius unrivaled. Nonetheless, owing to his lack of interest in more basic, day-to-day concerns, he still struggles to figure out which train to take to go about town.

10. Kisuke Urahara – Bleach

Urahara, who is pragmatic and clever, understands how to acquire information and utilize idle talk to get an advantage over his adversaries. Throughout Urahara's life, Bleach depicts a transformation. He was shy, quiet, and anxious as a child. He was never overconfident in his talents or his ability to lead. 

Urahara, like many INTP characters personality types, feels more comfortable taking command of his own life than becoming a leader for others. Nonetheless, as he matured and experimented with his various abilities, Urahara rose through the ranks to become a captain and the first president of the S.R.D.I.

III. INTP Disney characters

1. Alice -  Alice in Wonderland

Even in literature, INTP girls are more rare than INTP males, although Alice is a notable literary figure that matches INTP personality characteristics. Alice in Wonderland is set in a bizarre environment with strange laws, and Alice never stops asking questions and overthinking throughout the narrative.
Despite her impeccable demeanor, she gives the appearance of being rather indifferent and distant. Her enthusiasm shines brightest when she is alone and free to pursue her interests. It's also significant that the adversary is an authoritative figure whom no one dares to challenge - a condition that most INTPs despise.

2. Jasmine

In the TV series, she's been in, Jasmine is a little different, but in the Aladdin film, Jasmine isn't really a person who goes out of her way to chat to others. When she flees the palace, she doesn't approach anybody; instead, she sits back and observes. That's kind of like the INTP characters: Jasmine doesn't like sitting still for too long and enjoys watching people, but she's wary of them and prefers to observe and learn before becoming involved.

Furthermore, while Jasmine is a kind and loving lady, she is not the princess you want to offend. INTPs enjoy a challenge and will face it straight on, even if the obstacle is the person in their way. She, like other INTPs, is not to be underestimated: if you cross an INTP, they will make you regret it by utilizing their tremendous intellectual abilities to make you feel extremely guilty.

3. Ratigan

This is an excellent INTP, and Ratigan is included since he is such an underappreciated villain! Ratigan, the clever anthropomorphic James Moriarty, is a Class A Master of wickedness and depravity. He, like other INTP characters, may be detached from people while being aware of their intentions. He is analytical and technological, as demonstrated by the numerous mechanical equipment he employs to carry out his plans. And if none of that is enough to pique your interest, he's voiced by none other than Vincent Price!

IV. Other INTP fictional characters

1. Margaret “Meg” Murry - A Wrinkle in Time

Meg Murry, a rebellious yet unexpectedly brilliant heroine, has a tendency that many INTP characters deal with: her intellect isn't as apparent on the outside as it is on the inside. While she struggles in school and has run-ins with authority officials, she possesses an intellect and insight that shines through when her entire family's well-being is at stake.
INTPs frequently fail to take authority seriously, and since they hold themselves to an internal rather than outward standard, they are frequently underestimated by others. Many INTPs, particularly those who have experienced bereavement, can identify with Meg's life challenges throughout her narrative.

2. Neo - The Matrix

Neo, who is thoughtful and analytical, is an excellent fictional representation of The Logician type. The Matrix's concept is rather unsettling: reality as we know it is a virtual simulation. Neo, on the other hand, takes it all in stride. In reality, he begins as a computer programmer who explores the internet for answers late at night because he believes something is wrong with the world. His need for knowledge drives him to choose the riskier red pill of enlightenment over the safer blue pill of security. While it turns out to be a crazy ride, he adjusts swiftly to his position, making judgments on the fly and nearly always deferring to his rationale.

3. Spencer Reid - Criminal Minds

Spencer Reid, the finest depiction of an INTP in the series Criminal Minds, is an ardent fact collector and a fast thinker. His approach to case-solving combines Introverted Thinking with Extroverted Intuition: he links all of the numerous information acquired about the crime (Ne) and then derives a logical conclusion from them. He's prone to meandering explanations and unexpected tangents during the discussion, and he has a keen eye for irrationality, pointing out when something doesn't make sense.

Despite his pleasant demeanor, he fails to be empathic and to recognize social signs. Another character even said he used his intelligence as a shield against his enemies.

4. Amy Farrah Fowler - Big Bang Theory 

Amy's bluntness and proclivity to intellectualize are also strong INTP characteristics. Introverted Thinking has been a significant aspect of her persona from the first episode she debuted in. She almost always sees things through a logical lens, using scientific processes as a metaphor for how she feels. Her thoughts are unique and even surprising, and she is frequently eager to go with what her pals advise. Although relating to others isn't as natural for her, she has a strong desire to be liked. She's also prone to recalling old experiences, which shows her Introverted Sensing function.

5. Ariadne - Inception 

This is an INTP fictional character who is mature and well-developed. She is an architectural graduate student who has been tasked with designing the dream layers for the conception mission. Although she first resists due to the risk involved, her love with creating a fantasy world finally wins out.

Aside from being creative, she is realistic and level-headed, and she is quick to grasp new concepts. Even in tense situations, she keeps her calm and gets straight to work troubleshooting. Ariadne's interest is piqued by puzzles, which range from the physics of the dream world to characters she can't figure out. Cobb, the protagonist, is a human riddle for her; after she discovers the source of his emotional difficulties, she tells him straight out.

6. Bruce Banner - Marvel Universe movies

Bruce Banner is a quiet yet famous INTP physicist who gets excited about scientific discoveries when he isn't transforming into the Hulk. In fact, his fascination in gamma rays was the catalyst for his mutation in the first place. He's an Intuitive type that is always seeking for new ways to solve problems. He's introspective and open to new experiences. Notably, he takes a "live and let live" attitude.
He seldom sets firm plans, and he is far more concerned with the big picture than with the specifics. He's also concerned about losing control of his emotions, which is what causes him to transform into the Hulk.

7. Rustin Cohle - True Detective

True Detective's Rustin Cohle is a complicated TV program protagonist who is an INTP. He's a detective by trade, but he's also a philosophical seeker who's obsessed with self-analysis and seeking inner peace. He spends much of his time alone, and his aloofness is complimented with a nihilistic outlook. Tradition and social games do not pique his attention. Instead, he is mostly interested in literature, philosophy, and science.

His Extroverted Feeling function drives him to seek interpersonal peace, but he mostly displays this through solving crimes in his community. His unorthodox way of persuading criminals to confess to their crimes is what makes him such an effective investigator. He attempts to decipher their thought process (Introverted Thinking) and then momentarily echoes their morality (Extroverted Feeling) to allow them to relax their guard. This adaptability also aids him in improvising because he can assume multiple personas on the go.