History Comicbook / Brainiac

12th May '18 11:26:29 AM Carliro
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+ EldritchAbomination: ''ComicBook/TheNew52FuturesEnd'' claims that Brainiac is actually a lovecraftian entity beyond time and space who routinely sends probes to collect knowledge ([[ActuallyADoomBot incidentally explaining all of its various forms as just probes]]. Across all cotinuities). The status of this reveal within canon is debatable, however, [[OldShame since its not been used for any comic ever since]] but it still hasn't been explicitly retconned.
9th May '18 8:56:13 PM chasemaddigan
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* DependingOnTheWriter: His appearance, origin, powers, backstory, and motives have all changed drastically over the years, even by comic book standards. [[https://i.imgur.com/14Ce3dL.jpg Here's a brief rundown.]] Adaptations of the character are even more variable. Just about the only things that ''have'' stayed consistent about him are that he's [[SuperIntelligence very smart,]] [[KnightOfCerberus very evil,]] [[EvilerThanThou very dangerous,]] and ''usually'' a bald green extraterrestrial humanoid.

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* DependingOnTheWriter: His appearance, origin, powers, backstory, and motives have all changed drastically over the years, even by comic book standards. [[https://i.imgur.com/14Ce3dL.jpg Here's a brief rundown.]] Adaptations of the character are even more variable. Just about the only things that ''have'' stayed consistent about him are that he's [[SuperIntelligence very smart,]] [[KnightOfCerberus [[KnightOfCerebus very evil,]] [[EvilerThanThou very dangerous,]] and ''usually'' a bald green extraterrestrial humanoid.
13th Apr '18 5:37:42 PM TitoMosquito
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** '''Pulsar Stargrave''' is a supervillain who battles Brainiac 5 and the Legion of Superheroes in the 31st century. He has claimed on separate occasions to be both the real Brainiac 4 and the original Brainiac 1. What he ''actually'' is has never been revealed. It's possible he's a clone of the real Brainiac who survived until the 31st century, but he could just be a crazy Coluan claiming a legacy he has nothing to do with.

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** '''Pulsar Stargrave''' is a supervillain who battles Brainiac 5 and the Legion of Superheroes in the 31st century. He has claimed on separate occasions to be both the real Brainiac 4 and the original Brainiac 1. What he ''actually'' is has never been revealed. It's possible he's a clone of the real Brainiac who survived until the 31st century, but he could just be a crazy Coluan claiming a legacy he has nothing to do with. Though one Post-Crisis story implied he's the Computer Tyrants who downloaded their consciousnesses into a single organic being.
13th Apr '18 5:31:57 PM TitoMosquito
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3rd Apr '18 5:25:33 AM Bosco13
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* AgeLift: In ''Justice League: God's and Monsters'', he's a toddler-sized child.
3rd Apr '18 5:23:04 AM Bosco13
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** In ''ComicBook/Superman's ''The, Superman reprograms him to be good but at the end when Superman decides their wrong to try and control humanity, Brainiac turns against him.

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** In ''ComicBook/Superman's ''The, ''ComicBook/SupermanRedSon'', Superman reprograms him to be good but at the end when Superman decides their wrong to try and control humanity, Brainiac turns against him.
3rd Apr '18 5:21:38 AM Bosco13
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* AdaptationalHeroism;
** In ''ComicBook/Superman's ''The, Superman reprograms him to be good but at the end when Superman decides their wrong to try and control humanity, Brainiac turns against him.
** In the ''Bomb'' short that ties in with ''WesternAnination/JusticeLeagueGodsAndMonsters'', Brainiac is a child who can't control his powers and begs Superman to MercyKill him.
3rd Apr '18 5:16:27 AM Bosco13
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* AdaptationSpeciesChange: It varies per continuity whether he's a biological alien or a robot and as mentioned above, in some continuities, he comes from Krypton.
** In ''WesternAnimation/TheNewAdventuresOfSuperman'' cartoon, he comes from the planet ''Mega''.
26th Mar '18 11:07:06 PM NogaiKhan
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** Taken to new levels in ComicBook/JusticeLeagueNoJustice when he (aided by his ships and robots) casually (and non-lethally) defeats ''every super-team on Earth'' within minutes of showing up. Even Superman gets shut down pretty easily when he tries to attack Brainiac, who pulls off first a NoSell and then a PunchCatch.
12th Mar '18 5:43:32 PM NogaiKhan
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-> ''"I am Krypton."''
"You're a perversion. Dishonoring the very memory of my father and all my people."
-->--Brainiac and Franchise/{{Superman}} in ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeague''.
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