History Comicbook / Brainiac

28th Aug '17 8:52:42 AM Njein
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* BigBad: Jockeys with Luthor and Zod for the title of Superman's [[ArchEnemy 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. Outside of comics, he is the primary villain in ''VideoGame/Injustice2'', the MMO ''VideoGame/DCUniverseOnline'' and ''VideoGame/JusticeLeagueHeroes''.

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* BigBad: Jockeys with Luthor Luthor, Darkseid and Zod for the title of Superman's [[ArchEnemy 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. Outside of comics, he is the primary villain in ''VideoGame/Injustice2'', the MMO ''VideoGame/DCUniverseOnline'' and ''VideoGame/JusticeLeagueHeroes''.
8th Jul '17 2:47:45 PM JohnnyNevada
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* "The Super-Duel in Space" [Action Comics #242]: Debut of Brainiac as a character

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* "The Super-Duel in Space" [Action Comics #242]: (''Action Comics'' #242): Debut of Brainiac as a character



* ''WesternAnimation/TheNewAdventuresOfSuperman'': Brainiac's first animated appearance. Here, he's an android built by Prof. Hecla of the planet Mega (a world devastated by atomic wars), sent to Earth to collect various species (including humans) to repopulate the planet.
* ''WesternAnimation/SuperFriends'': A member of the LegionOfDoom.



* NinjaZombiePirateRobot: DependingOnTheWriter and the adaptation, Brainiac is either a regular MadScientist who happens to be an alien; a living alien computer; an evil psychic circus performer who's either AxCrazy or [[DemonicPossession possessed by an alien intelligence]]; a MadScientist alien ''cyborg''; an evil alien ''robot''; a colony of nanomachines; and quite often and recently [[NinjaPirateRobotZombie all of the above]]. Also, in the mainstream comics, he's always a Coluan, but in the Franchise/{{DCAU}} and ''Series/{{Smallville}}'', Brainiac is a Kryptonian artificial intelligence.

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* NinjaZombiePirateRobot: DependingOnTheWriter and the adaptation, Brainiac is either a regular MadScientist who happens to be an alien; a living alien computer; an evil psychic circus performer who's either AxCrazy or [[DemonicPossession possessed by an alien intelligence]]; a MadScientist alien ''cyborg''; an evil alien ''robot''; a colony of nanomachines; and quite often and recently [[NinjaPirateRobotZombie all of the above]]. Also, in the mainstream comics, he's always a Coluan, but in the Franchise/{{DCAU}} and ''Series/{{Smallville}}'', Brainiac is a Kryptonian artificial intelligence. intelligence; meanwhile, the 60s Filmation series declared he was from the planet Mega.
3rd Jul '17 6:59:25 AM Njein
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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. Outside of comics, he is the primary villain in ''VideoGame/Injustice2'', the MMO ''VideoGame/DCUniverseOnline'' and ''VideoGame/JusticeLeagueHeroes''.

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* BigBad: Competes Jockeys with Luthor and Zod for the title of Superman's [[ArchEnemy Biggest Bad, 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. Outside of comics, he is the primary villain in ''VideoGame/Injustice2'', the MMO ''VideoGame/DCUniverseOnline'' and ''VideoGame/JusticeLeagueHeroes''.



* TheCollector: Of cities and knowledge.

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* TheCollector: Of A shtick of his. He collects cities and knowledge.



* EvilGenius

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* EvilGeniusEvilGenius: Well, duh. Brainiac describes himself as a "twelfth-level intellect".



* NeckSnap: Brainiac does this to an android replica of Luthor during ''ComicBook/NewKrypton'', and has the real Luthor return the favour during the finale of ''ComicBook/TheBlackRing''.

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* NeckSnap: Brainiac does this to an android replica of Luthor during ''ComicBook/NewKrypton'', and has the real Luthor return returns the favour favor during the finale of ''ComicBook/TheBlackRing''.
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 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.



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