The Marvel universe has many geniuses, but none - except probably Moon Girl - come close to Reed Richards. It is almost absurd how smart this dude is, calculating and solving problems that most people didn't even know existed, let alone that they needed fixing, and has been nothing but a boon to humanity on the whole.
So why then - oh why - does he keep screwing up?
Whether it's because his big brain overthinks everything, or he just doesn't clue his friends and family into what he's doing, there are multiple times throughout Marvel canon where its smartest man constantly finds himself looking like a butt monkey while Sue and the other FF have to deal with the fallout of his screw ups.
Hell, sometimes the horrible stuff he does is 100% intentional - something he sees as the greater good - but to people with more empathetic and small picture viewpoints, just looks like him being a massive knob.
These 10 examples represent some of the many reasons why many Marvel heroes find Reed more difficult than anything else.
John Tibbetts is a novelist in theory, a Whatculture contributor in practice, and a nerd all around who loves talking about movies, TV, anime, and video games more than he loves breathing. Which might be a problem in the long term, but eh, who can think that far ahead?