In live-action television, Brainiac has been portrayed by James Marsters on Smallville and by Blake Ritson on Krypton. Dox became fascinated by Jor-El, a Kryptonian scientist who actually saved his homeworld from the Multitude.

Superman shows up and penetrates the dome, seeing Brainiac for who he is: a crying, blue-skinned child with three diodes on his head, missing his left arm. RELATED: Marvel: 10 Characters The Avengers & X-Men Needed To Team Up Against To Take Down. Copying the planet's database, Dox constructed an army of robot servants called Terminauts and miniaturized the city his wife and son lived on and bottled it in a force field, while the rest of Yod-Colu was destroyed by the Multitude. Brainiac begins to suffer.

Boomstick: Ultron had multiple bodies and the personality of Stark himself. Brainiac is usually depicted with an incredibly high degree of super strength and durability; the exact level varies, but usually hovers at around Superman's strength.

He also has a new braincase helmet that resembles his Silver Age diodes. In doing so, Metropolis was returned to Earth and Superman took possession of Brainiac's ship and made it his new super citadel.

In the 1980s, DC Comics attempted to re-define several aspects of Superman's stories to boost sagging sales. But then, Vril Dox is snatched away to safety, it seems, by a being who appears to be the true Brainiac: an immensely powerful entity from outside the universe itself.

Reborn in a new body, the villain believes he has seen the Master Programmer, the divine force behind the universe's creation, and that this entity created Superman as an "angel of death" to destroy Brainiac. He also demonstrates considerable reality-warping abilities; he claims that the combined psionic power of all the minds he has captured throughout the universe can allow him to change reality to his will, and plans to use this power to remake the universe in his image. He encounters Jediah Caul, a former member of the Green Lantern Corps, who combats and infects Brainiac's ship. The aberration of Telos entering from outside space/time would shatter all of reality.

The Legion, Supergirl, Superboy, Zod, and Superman all make it on to Brainiac's ship, thanks to Brainiac 5 hacking his ancestor's force fields and allowing them entry. In the Post-Crisis DC Universe, Brainiac's history was completely rewritten. In 1990, Brainiac is able to take over the minds of several LexCorp staffers. I'm smart enough to freeze time! Larfleeze is impressed that the machine was able to capture the Green Lanterns and Starro, and even more impressed with the machine's shrinking technology, and plans to hijack its technology to put together his own collection. This Brainiac is an incredibly powerful physical fighter, but like his Pre-Crisis counterpart is most dangerous due to the advanced technology he wields, much of it of his own invention. He writes for several websites, makes killer pizza, goes to Disney World more than his budget allows, and has the cutest daughter in the world. [47] and even upgrading her body to contain his 12th level intelligence. [79] By the Superman: Doomed story arc, Brainiac has used his twelfth-level intellect to become an enormously powerful psychic and telepath, augmented by the minds that he has stolen and digitized from across the galaxy, and capable of taking control of all seven billion minds on Earth at the same time. However, the virus instead allowed his upgraded future self, Brainiac 13 (or "B-13"), to travel from the 64th century to the present day and take control of Brainiac 2.5's body. Brainiac returned in the "Panic in the Sky" storyline after seizing control of the mobile planetary fortress Warworld and recruiting assistance from Maxima and the alien warrior Draaga.

[85], Bizarro #1 created this doppelganger of Brainiac to live on Bizarro World. The young boy Vril Dox was designated "Brainiac 2". Brainiac has captured Alpha 5, officially to question him as the only other example of independent artificial sentience he has ever met, but Alpha, although speculating that Brainiac abducted him because the villain is lonely, rejects the idea that the two are similar, arguing that Brainiac's actions show a selfishness and an inability to grow where true sentience relies on making oneself open to working with others. Following the Doomed story arc, it is further revealed that the Pre-Crisis Brainiac somehow escaped the Crisis on Infinite Earths itself, and mutated from the various crises since, becoming a godly being.

[6] He was originally notable only for having shrunk the bottle city of Kandor with his shrinking ray and for using a force field. Ultron: Even your intelligence can't recognize my power of technopathy. As Brainiac 5 works on the problem, Supergirl is shocked to discover Superman impaled by pieces of Brainiac's ship as a result of the explosion. Multiversal range via manipulation of the Vanishing Point (Convergence). Hugo Hammer, Cliff's cousin, accidentally took Ronnie's helmet and during a football game, his neck was broken.

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[93], In the Adventures of Supergirl comic, which takes place in the universe of the Supergirl TV series, a very different version of Vril Dox appears as a recurring villain. Stamina: Extremely High in his biotechnological forms (Comparable to the like of Superman). With a ship full of amazingly advanced technology and powers and abilities that have allowed him to fight Superman hand to hand, Brainiac is a deadly foe for anyone who faces him. Images and videos of Brainiac from DC Comics. It makes for great drama, but it's not conducive to working together. It was at Vandemeer that Cliff's pranks turned sinister, as he cut the helmet strap on Ronnie's football helmet, hoping to get him injured. Brainiac is a fictional supervillain appearing in comic books published by DC Comics.Created by Otto Binder and Al Plastino, the character debuted in Action Comics #242 in July 1958.

Thinker's brain came at the price of draining energy from the rest of his body while also prematurely aging him.

Superman defeats Brainiac soon after, but his inability to restore Stalingrad becomes his one failure and a recurring source of guilt. He intended to get people from other planets (in shrunken cities to be enlarged with his growth ray) to repopulate Bryak, where he would rule them. Now a cunning psychic with a super-strong, near-indestructible body, Brainiac attacks the Justice League. [62] The Pre-Crisis Brainiac was referred to by an omniscient narrator as "the super-computer space pirate-- Superman's most powerful nemesis."[63]. Living in a universe where Kal-El never arrived on Earth, Brainiac is, Brainiac appears as the main antagonist of the first season of, Brainiac made his first television appearance in six episodes of the 1966, The mechanical version of Brainiac appeared in, Brainiac was considered as a villain in the scrapped, Brainiac has been suggested as "definitely down the road" as a villain in the, Brainiac appears as the titular antagonist in the 2006, Brainiac appears as the main antagonist in the animated film, Brainiac makes a cameo appearance in the animated film, Brainiac appears as the main antagonist of the animated film, Brainiac was the final boss in the 1992 Sunsoft game, Superman was forced to stop Brainiac and save the world after Brainiac kidnapped, Brainiac was featured in the concept art in the console versions and as a main boss in the Nintendo DS version of, Brainiac makes a cameo appearance in the IOS/Android versions of, Brainiac appears as the central antagonist and a playable character in, Dee Bradley Baker reprises his role for a brief cameo in, Brainiac appears as a playable character in, Brainiac (referred to again as "The Collector of Worlds") is introduced in issue #20 of the, This page was last edited on 30 October 2020, at 05:23. He also remembers seeing Superman's face at the same time. It's why he does what he does- he destroys civilizations while saving parts of them so he can learn everything they know. never miss the latest news, reviews, live event coverage, audio podcasts, exclusive interviews and commentary for Movies, TV, Music, Sports, Comics, Video Games! There, he stole the Eradicator matrix and Jor-El's diaries, and created a false Krypton based on Jor-El's favorite period in history. With his ship, his vast knowledge, and his powerful technology, Brainiac has captured thousands of cities and has assimilated and destroyed just as many civilizations, making him the worst mass murderer in the history of the Milky Way[77] and one of the most feared beings in the known universe. Genius Level Intellect: Due to a mutagenetic anomaly in his biology, Vril Dox the first possessed the rare capacity for above super genius acumen.


Luthor himself is yanked down deep into the recesses of the Fortress by Brainiac to be converted surgically into a Superman robot.

Intelligence: Supergenius. He learned that everything Brainiac 13 did in the past was designed to ensure things reached the point where Brainiac 13 would be created.

Hoping to create a clone Doomsday form by manipulating human DNA, Brainiac attempts to steal a prematurely born baby Superman is transporting to a Neo-Natal Intensive Care Unit, the newborn child of Pete Ross and Lana Lang. Lex receives a Presidential pardon for his efforts.
Wiz: Ultron saw humanity as the ultimate threat and embarked on a mass genocide, using a series of drones to do his bidding. Realizing Yod-Colu was next in the Multitude's path, Dox tried to find a way to save his planet, even performing experiments on his son.

[6] His former foe, the original Flash, attempted to save him with the Thinking Cap but DeVoe refused, preferring to rest in peace. This version is depicted as a contingency plan set by Doctor Sivana to take down Superman. Brainiac sends Metallo to attack Superman, but due to Superman reasoning with him over his feelings for Lois Lane, he breaks free of Brainiac's control and joins Superman in his attack. But he possesses a wide array of weaponry, such as his shrink ray and force-field belt.

Luthor, though reeling from the explosion, is pleased with all the destruction he has caused. swarm of interlinked nanotechnological units, Super Friends: The Legendary Super Powers Show, The Super Powers Team: Galactic Guardians.

Koko was quickly dropped from Brainiac's stories but a version of the monkey has made sporadic appearances as the villain's pet in the series Justice and the 2008 storyline "Brainiac" in Action Comics. It is difficult to tell whether you're dealing with the original Brainiac, or one of his drones. Ultron vs Brainiac is the fourth battle of the first season of PacmanIsGr8DontH8M8's Death Battles. RELATED: Brainiac: 5 Marvel Heroes He Would Defeat (& 5 Would Lose To). [12] It was revealed that although Firestorm had removed the enhancements in Cliff's brain, he made a full recovery and continued to serve as a technical support staffer and lackey to Waller in her operations of the Squad. Following this, Brainiac, now in possession of his ship again, unleashes his robot army against the newly created planet of New Krypton, and the Kryptonian citizens rise up to fight the drones. He is the gang version of Brainiac and first appears in Adventures of the Super Sons #1. Originally, Brainiac was a scientist with no superhuman abilities aside from his intellect. Cliff viewed Ronnie as a rival due to Ronnie's instant popularity.

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