Originally Posted by BullMcGiveny
I think it depends. Some people just aren't good at spotting anagrams while being intelligent, and some anagrams are perhaps quite good.
However, a villain choosing an anagram of their evil secret identity is stupid.
Yeah, but people who are meant to be codebreakers (like you get in Dan Brown's books or probably in SHIELD) should be able to spot one easily. Imagine a specialist codebreaker/cryptologist who can't even solve a simple anagram.