History YMMV / Brainiac

12th Jun '16 12:34:44 PM ACW
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** His ''VideoGame/JusticeLeagueHeroes'' incarnation at Monster/VideoGamesAndVisualNovels.

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** His ''VideoGame/JusticeLeagueHeroes'' incarnation at Monster/VideoGamesAndVisualNovels.Monster/VideoGamesAToK.
12th Jun '16 12:33:07 PM ACW
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** Numerous incarnations in Monster/{{Superman}}, both Pre-and-Post-Crisis.
** His {{Franchise/DCAU}} incarnation (both television and ''WesternAnimation/SupermanUnbound''), as well as ''WesternAnimation/LegionOfSuperHeroes'', in Monster/DCAnimation.
** His ''Series/{{Smallville}}'' incarnation in Monster/LiveActionTV.
** His ''VideoGame/JusticeLeagueHeroes'' incarnation in Monster/VideoGamesAndVisualNovels.

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** Numerous incarnations in at Monster/{{Superman}}, both Pre-and-Post-Crisis.
** His {{Franchise/DCAU}} incarnation (both television and ''WesternAnimation/SupermanUnbound''), as well as ''WesternAnimation/LegionOfSuperHeroes'', in at Monster/DCAnimation.
** His ''Series/{{Smallville}}'' incarnation in at Monster/LiveActionTV.
** His ''VideoGame/JusticeLeagueHeroes'' incarnation in at Monster/VideoGamesAndVisualNovels.
3rd Apr '16 4:46:00 PM Theokal3
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* AdaptationDisplacement: Most people who know about Brainiac are more familiar with his evil IA incarnation from [[WesternAnimation/SupermanTheAnimatedSeries the cartoon]] than they are with the earlier comic book incarnations. This is most likely the reason it has become a frequent RetCanon.
26th Sep '15 11:28:56 AM ACW
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** Numerous incarnations in Monster/DCAndVertigo, both Pre-and-Post-Crisis.

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** Numerous incarnations in Monster/DCAndVertigo, Monster/{{Superman}}, both Pre-and-Post-Crisis.
19th Apr '15 3:35:00 AM ACW
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** His ''Series/{{Smallville}}'' incarnation in Monster/LiveActionTV.

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** His ''Series/{{Smallville}}'' incarnation in Monster/LiveActionTV.Monster/LiveActionTV.
**His ''VideoGame/JusticeLeagueHeroes'' incarnation in Monster/VideoGamesAndVisualNovels.
11th Apr '15 1:40:41 AM TitoMosquito
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** His ''Series/{{Smallville}}'' incarnation in Monster/LiveActionTV..

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** His ''Series/{{Smallville}}'' incarnation in Monster/LiveActionTV..Monster/LiveActionTV.
29th Mar '15 10:14:57 PM AmbarSonofDeshar
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** Numerous incarnations in Monster/DCAndVertigo.

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** Numerous incarnations in Monster/DCAndVertigo.Monster/DCAndVertigo, both Pre-and-Post-Crisis.
25th Feb '15 8:48:58 AM ACW
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** His {{Franchise/DCAU}} incarnation (both television and ''WesternAnimation/SupermanUnbound'') in Monster/DCAnimation.

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** His {{Franchise/DCAU}} incarnation (both television and ''WesternAnimation/SupermanUnbound'') ''WesternAnimation/SupermanUnbound''), as well as ''WesternAnimation/LegionOfSuperHeroes'', in Monster/DCAnimation.
25th Feb '15 8:46:42 AM ACW
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* CompleteMonster: See Monster/DCAndVertigo, Monster/DCAnimation, and Monster/LiveActionTV.

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* CompleteMonster: See Monster/DCAndVertigo, Monster/DCAnimation, CompleteMonster:
**Numerous incarnations in Monster/DCAndVertigo.
**His {{Franchise/DCAU}} incarnation (both television
and Monster/LiveActionTV.''WesternAnimation/SupermanUnbound'') in Monster/DCAnimation.
**His ''Series/{{Smallville}}'' incarnation in Monster/LiveActionTV..
14th Feb '15 8:48:41 AM ACW
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* CompleteMonster:
** Pre-Crisis Brainiac qualified from shortly after his first appearance in 1958. His crimes over the years ranged from shrinking cities and planets for his private collection, to coldly slaughtering thousands in a quest to destroy the "Master Programmer" (Superman) and [[AGodAmI become God]]. During the ''CrisisOnInfiniteEarths'', Brainiac tried to exploit the chaos of the oncoming apocalypse to his own ends, gathering an army of supervillains with which to conquer the universe, and icily vapourising Earth-2's Alexei Luthor when he objected to the robotic mastermind's plan. When Brainiac truly proved he was beyond redemption, however, was when he [[GrandTheftMe brainjacked]] LexLuthor, his one friend in the supervillain community, and lead an assault on the Fortress of Solitude leading to the deaths of Luthor, Lana Lang, and Jimmy Olsen in ''WhateverHappenedToTheManOfTomorrow''. Always out only for itself, Brainiac proved how horrifying even the least emotional of intelligences could be.
** Post-Crisis Brainiac isn't any better than his Pre-Crisis counterpart. Since the reboot he has fed on human spinal fluid, possessed countless victims and destroyed their minds in the process, exploited the Imperiex War in an attempt to rewrite the fabric of the universe, tried to destroy New Krypton, and, most recently, gone in for planetary destruction and city collection in a big way, destroying entire civilizations so that the information he has about them will become more valuable in the process. On a more personal level, he's also a coldly calculating sadist, who is only too happy to engage in the prolonged torture and mental manipulation of his victims once he has them in his clutches, and live to reinforce his mental superiority over all other beings. He has never shown any remorse, his presence in a story inevitably signals that the bodycount is about to rise, and in Supergirl's words he is "everything bad about aliens".
** In ''WesternAnimation/SupermanUnbound'' Brainiac is a ControlFreak and genocidal psychopath on a galactic scale. Brainiac seeks knowledge and feels the best to do that is to shrink and then steal a major city from a planet and then destroy the planet. He stole Kandor from Krypton (he didn't bother blowing up Krypton because he knew that Krypton would soon be destroyed by natural causes). Then he attacks another planet, again shrinking and stealing a city and then uses a device that causes the planet's Sun to go Nova, thus killing the remaining inhabitants on the planet. Brainiac also sends his drones to the planets he is attacking and the drones proceed to kill random inhabitants of the planet. He later steals Metropolis and tries to destroy Earth in a similar manner. He also tortures Superman for information and tries to experiment on Supergirl.
** In ''Series/{{Smallville}}'', Brainiac has no emotions and is fond of skewering people through the head and draining the info from their brains. Despite being nearly equal to Clark in power, he prefers to perform complex {{manipulati|veBastard}}ons to make others do his dirty work for him (including infecting Mrs. Kent with a deadly disease just to trick Clark into releasing General Zod from the PhantomZone), putting Lana in a coma to force Clark and Kara to help him, giving [[spoiler:Clark's secret to [[ArchEnemy Lex]]]], bodyjacking Chloe and using her as part of a plot to brainwash Doomsday, and trying on three separate occasions to KillAllHumans via deadly viruses. In [[ItsAWonderfulPlot the Wonderful Life episode]], without Clark to stop him, Brainiac triggers a [[NukeEm nuclear holocaust]], saying the world is now ''perfect'' for Zod, Zod's consort {{Supergirl}}, and himself to rule. And that's not getting into his cannibalism of the silicon in peoples' bodies when he needs to rebuild himself, or his condescending personality, or the fact that [[EvilTwin Bizarro]], [[EvenEvilHasStandards Lex, and the various other villains who appear are all disgusted by him.]] He eventually [[spoiler: {{Heel Face Turn}}s, but since this is due to being reprogrammed and not because of a moral choice on his part, it doesn't count]].

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* CompleteMonster:
** Pre-Crisis Brainiac qualified from shortly after his first appearance in 1958. His crimes over the years ranged from shrinking cities
*CompleteMonster: See Monster/DCAndVertigo, Monster/DCAnimation, and planets for his private collection, to coldly slaughtering thousands in a quest to destroy the "Master Programmer" (Superman) and [[AGodAmI become God]]. During the ''CrisisOnInfiniteEarths'', Brainiac tried to exploit the chaos of the oncoming apocalypse to his own ends, gathering an army of supervillains with which to conquer the universe, and icily vapourising Earth-2's Alexei Luthor when he objected to the robotic mastermind's plan. When Brainiac truly proved he was beyond redemption, however, was when he [[GrandTheftMe brainjacked]] LexLuthor, his one friend in the supervillain community, and lead an assault on the Fortress of Solitude leading to the deaths of Luthor, Lana Lang, and Jimmy Olsen in ''WhateverHappenedToTheManOfTomorrow''. Always out only for itself, Brainiac proved how horrifying even the least emotional of intelligences could be.
** Post-Crisis Brainiac isn't any better than his Pre-Crisis counterpart. Since the reboot he has fed on human spinal fluid, possessed countless victims and destroyed their minds in the process, exploited the Imperiex War in an attempt to rewrite the fabric of the universe, tried to destroy New Krypton, and, most recently, gone in for planetary destruction and city collection in a big way, destroying entire civilizations so that the information he has about them will become more valuable in the process. On a more personal level, he's also a coldly calculating sadist, who is only too happy to engage in the prolonged torture and mental manipulation of his victims once he has them in his clutches, and live to reinforce his mental superiority over all other beings. He has never shown any remorse, his presence in a story inevitably signals that the bodycount is about to rise, and in Supergirl's words he is "everything bad about aliens".
** In ''WesternAnimation/SupermanUnbound'' Brainiac is a ControlFreak and genocidal psychopath on a galactic scale. Brainiac seeks knowledge and feels the best to do that is to shrink and then steal a major city from a planet and then destroy the planet. He stole Kandor from Krypton (he didn't bother blowing up Krypton because he knew that Krypton would soon be destroyed by natural causes). Then he attacks another planet, again shrinking and stealing a city and then uses a device that causes the planet's Sun to go Nova, thus killing the remaining inhabitants on the planet. Brainiac also sends his drones to the planets he is attacking and the drones proceed to kill random inhabitants of the planet. He later steals Metropolis and tries to destroy Earth in a similar manner. He also tortures Superman for information and tries to experiment on Supergirl.
** In ''Series/{{Smallville}}'', Brainiac has no emotions and is fond of skewering people through the head and draining the info from their brains. Despite being nearly equal to Clark in power, he prefers to perform complex {{manipulati|veBastard}}ons to make others do his dirty work for him (including infecting Mrs. Kent with a deadly disease just to trick Clark into releasing General Zod from the PhantomZone), putting Lana in a coma to force Clark and Kara to help him, giving [[spoiler:Clark's secret to [[ArchEnemy Lex]]]], bodyjacking Chloe and using her as part of a plot to brainwash Doomsday, and trying on three separate occasions to KillAllHumans via deadly viruses. In [[ItsAWonderfulPlot the Wonderful Life episode]], without Clark to stop him, Brainiac triggers a [[NukeEm nuclear holocaust]], saying the world is now ''perfect'' for Zod, Zod's consort {{Supergirl}}, and himself to rule. And that's not getting into his cannibalism of the silicon in peoples' bodies when he needs to rebuild himself, or his condescending personality, or the fact that [[EvilTwin Bizarro]], [[EvenEvilHasStandards Lex, and the various other villains who appear are all disgusted by him.]] He eventually [[spoiler: {{Heel Face Turn}}s, but since this is due to being reprogrammed and not because of a moral choice on his part, it doesn't count]].
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