History ComicBook / Brainiac

28th Apr '17 12:03:00 PM PhantomRider
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* {{Expy}}: In his first appearance, and for much of UsefulNotes/{{the Silver Age|of Comic Books}} he was just a more competent alien!Luthor. This changed in UsefulNotes/{{the Bronze Age|OfComicBooks}}, when he became a skeletal robot (resembling the Franchise/{{Terminator}}) who aimed to end the universe.

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* {{Expy}}: In his first appearance, and for much of UsefulNotes/{{the Silver Age|of Comic Books}} he was just Lex Luthor (back when Lex was a more competent alien!Luthor.standard MadScientist) but with green skin. This changed in UsefulNotes/{{the Bronze Age|OfComicBooks}}, when he became a skeletal robot (resembling the Franchise/{{Terminator}}) who aimed to end the universe.


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*SigilSpam: In some adaptations he puts his symbol on everything of his.
26th Apr '17 11:18:47 PM TheNerevarine
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* BigBad: Competes with Luthor and Zod for the title of Superman's Biggest Bad, and has been the mastermind behind countless story arcs in both Superman's own book and the DCU at large (where, alongside the likes of Luthor and Darkseid he's one of the biggest bads around). His antimatter counterpart served as the BigBad of ''JLA: Earth-2'', establishing that no matter which universe you are in, Brainiac is at the top of the evil food chain. Also he is the primary villain in ''VideoGame/Injustice2''.

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* BigBad: Competes with Luthor and Zod for the title of Superman's Biggest Bad, and has been the mastermind behind countless story arcs in both Superman's own book and the DCU at large (where, alongside the likes of Luthor and Darkseid he's one of the biggest bads around). His antimatter counterpart served as the BigBad of ''JLA: Earth-2'', establishing that no matter which universe you are in, Brainiac is at the top of the evil food chain. Also Outside of comics, he is the primary villain in ''VideoGame/Injustice2''.''VideoGame/Injustice2'', the MMO ''VideoGame/DCUniverseOnline'' and ''VideoGame/JusticeLeagueHeroes''.
25th Apr '17 1:17:10 PM TheNerevarine
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* BigBad: Competes with Luthor and Zod for the title of Superman's Biggest Bad, and has been the mastermind behind countless story arcs in both Superman's own book and the DCU at large (where, alongside the likes of Luthor and Darkseid he's one of the biggest bads around). His antimatter counterpart served as the BigBad of ''JLA: Earth-2'', establishing that no matter which universe you are in, Brainiac is at the top of the evil food chain. Also he is big bad of injustice 2,and responsible for the game events

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* BigBad: Competes with Luthor and Zod for the title of Superman's Biggest Bad, and has been the mastermind behind countless story arcs in both Superman's own book and the DCU at large (where, alongside the likes of Luthor and Darkseid he's one of the biggest bads around). His antimatter counterpart served as the BigBad of ''JLA: Earth-2'', establishing that no matter which universe you are in, Brainiac is at the top of the evil food chain. Also he is big bad of injustice 2,and responsible for the game eventsprimary villain in ''VideoGame/Injustice2''.
22nd Apr '17 12:15:43 PM sergius666bigbad
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* BigBad: Competes with Luthor and Zod for the title of Superman's Biggest Bad, and has been the mastermind behind countless story arcs in both Superman's own book and the DCU at large (where, alongside the likes of Luthor and Darkseid he's one of the biggest bads around). His antimatter counterpart served as the BigBad of ''JLA: Earth-2'', establishing that no matter which universe you are in, Brainiac is at the top of the evil food chain.

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* BigBad: Competes with Luthor and Zod for the title of Superman's Biggest Bad, and has been the mastermind behind countless story arcs in both Superman's own book and the DCU at large (where, alongside the likes of Luthor and Darkseid he's one of the biggest bads around). His antimatter counterpart served as the BigBad of ''JLA: Earth-2'', establishing that no matter which universe you are in, Brainiac is at the top of the evil food chain. Also he is big bad of injustice 2,and responsible for the game events
20th Apr '17 6:19:17 PM Gregzilla
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* ''ComicBook/{{Convergence}}''
20th Apr '17 6:16:40 PM Gregzilla
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!Appearances:

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!Appearances in other media
* ''Franchise/{{DCAU}}''
** ''WesternAnimation/SupermanTheAnimatedSeries''
** ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeague''
* ''WesternAnimation/LegionOfSuperHeroes''
* ''Series/{{Smallville}}''
* ''VideoGame/DCUniverseOnline''
* ''VideoGame/{{Injustice 2}}''
28th Mar '17 9:47:45 AM rafi
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* ActuallyADoombot: Geoff Johns invoked this in an issue of ''Action Comics'' where every single appearance by Brainiac in the Post-Crisis DCU, prior to Johns' [[Comicbook/SupermanBrainiac Superman: Brainiac]] storyline was actually a "Brainiac probe".



* EvilCannotComprehendGood: Brainiac can't understand what Superman sees in Earth, as its scientific and technological advances are nothing compared to Krypton's. He never considers less quantifiable qualities, like love or family.



* EvilIsPetty: He is incredibly petty. In "Superman: Brainiac", right after Superman defeats him, he commands his ship to fire a missile at the Kent Farm. Superman ruined his home so he wants to destroy his. In other words, Brainiac attempts to murder an elderly couple who never did anything to him and he has never met because their foster son defeated him and humiliated.



* {{Faceship}}: Usually Brainiac's ship looks right like his skull.



* GalacticConqueror

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* GalacticConquerorGalacticConqueror: His goals and methods have varied a lot over the years, but he still usually fits this trope.



28th Mar '17 3:46:21 AM Doug86
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He received a major overhaul in 1983, turning him into a SkeleBot with vastly greater abilities, but this version was wiped out by the CrisisOnInfiniteEarths only a few years later. Later versions do usually retain a version of his skull-shaped spaceship introduced in this period, however.

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He received a major overhaul in 1983, turning him into a SkeleBot with vastly greater abilities, but this version was wiped out by the CrisisOnInfiniteEarths ComicBook/CrisisOnInfiniteEarths only a few years later. Later versions do usually retain a version of his skull-shaped spaceship introduced in this period, however.
29th Jan '17 10:25:43 PM HelloLamppost
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* FlyingSaucer: He used a distinctive purple one for most of his Pre-Crisis career. When he was revamped as a cosmic level threat in 1983, he started using a much creepier-looking skull-shaped ship.
29th Jan '17 10:23:11 PM HelloLamppost
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He received a major overhaul in 1983, turning him into a SkeleBot with vastly greater abilities, but this version was wiped out by the CrisisOnInfiniteEarths only a few years later. Later versions do usually retain a version of his skull-shaped spaceship introduced in this period, however.
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