In Brainiac's own ending, the version that defeated Brainiac will turn out to be his. The Justice Legion L includes Brainiac 417, a counterpart to Brainiac 5 who is from this particular combined world: Brainiac 417. While Superman frees the cities of Metropolis and Kandor, the villain launches a missile to the Kent farm in an act of spite. In subsequent appearances in this early period, Brainiac is used mostly as a plot device rather than as a featured villain of the month. Though he defeats the League, the two are taken down when the then taps into the and purges Brainiac from Luthor's body, leaving nothing left. It is revealed that Brainiac learned to pass its code biologically and created Brainiac 5 as an organic being. The alien intelligence demands Superman make a choice: the intelligence will disable life support in both the Kandor and Metropolis bottles, and Superman must choose which city to save using indestructible Kryptonian armor found on the ship.
He later manages to cure 's insanity. At the time it was not clear if this was the true Brainiac after Rebirth or yet another one of his drones. This video is available online at. The strain of the psychic attack causes Brainiac's head to explode, apparently killing him. The film takes influence from across the horror spectrum, with cult horror films such as Mario Bava's Black Sunday and I, Vampiri being mixed with any number of American Sci-Fi classics involving evil sprouting from a comet coming down to Earth. This caused some break in Brainiac's mind where Fine's personality reasserted himself, burying Brainiac's. Mon-El plants the many bottled cities that Brainiac has captured over the years on various planets across the galaxy.
Escaping from Brainiac's base, Kid Flash and Hot Pursuit formulate a plan to return to the 21st century. Brainiac's next appearance is mostly behind the scenes, when he tries to kill and , prompting Superman to give Lois and Lana superpowers. The drawback is that any damage the ship takes, Brainiac also takes. He swears vengeance on his punisher's by stating that he will return the next time the comet passing over returns - and he does! The reassembled Legion repelled a Khund invasion fleet, and confronted , but shortly thereafter, was swept into the war against the corrupt Earthgov and the Dominators. His vegetative body was taken back to New Genesis for observation.
His cybernetic headpiece let him interface with technology and project energy blasts from his head, which were powerful enough to significantly harm Superman. It's lucky, then, that the director manages to tell his story very well and this is often a big enough distraction from the film's shortcomings. His robotic body is destroyed with the combined efforts of the heroes through Platinum, who sacrifices herself to destroy him. Another of Brainiac 5's creations had less beneficial effects: the super computer , which attempted to take over the world, killing one of 's three selves in the process. His nanoswarm incarnation, for instance, could shapeshift, regenerate, project energy blasts and force fields, and match Superman blow for blow; Superman stated Brainiac to have physical strength on par with Doomsday's in this form. He still appears to possess the physical strength and near-invulnerability of his Post- Crisis counterpart, as shown when he easily defeats the. Superman fights the possessed Corben with the help of.
Brainiac survives Krypton's destruction after downloading his programming into a satellite and creating an android body for himself. Later, they were revealed to be time-paradox duplicates, every bit as legitimate as their older counterparts. The ship computer can use each of its talent programs in the same round. However, upon being informed that the Yellow and Green Lanterns are still fighting inside the bottle and trying to kill each other, Larfleeze's own greed for having everything gets the best of him and he ends up breaking the container. He is a long-standing member of the.
He discovered that Fine had genuine powers and was thus a , which he frequently wielded against Superman. This hodgepodge of ideas has 'nice try' written all over it, but somehow director Chano Urueta manages to pull it all together into a somewhat fluid and invigorating film. Unfortunately, this became the post-Zero Hour C. However at the end, he is still alive and takes off to places unknown. His plan succeeds, and Brainiac meets his alternate selves from two other realities. However, Doomsday's own raging mind would eventually overwhelm Brainiac's will, and he reacted too quickly for Brainiac and Vnok to erase his mind using chemical or psionic treatments, forcing Brainiac to find another body.
Most notably, the villain was featured with Doomsday in 's version of the script, which was later discarded by director. Late actor was considered for the role. Brainiac 12's defeat before his upgrade apparently reversed the advances Brainiac 13 had made to Metropolis. The Brainiacs successfully engineered Imperiex's defeat, allowing Brainiac 13 to absorb Imperiex's power and use it to overpower the combined heroes and villains of the universe while simultaneously devastating both Earth and Apokolips. Remaining behind the scenes for most of the conflict, at the moment when Imperiex's armor was cracked thanks to the sacrifices of and , Brainiac 13 appeared on the battleground with , absorbing Imperiex's energies and vowing to use them to rule everything.
His defeat at the hands of the Man of Steel left him trapped at the center of the planet, unable to escape. Despite this, he saw physical confrontation as beneath him, and preferred to defeat foes with his mind. Since Brainiac shrunk the city of , his Bizarro counterpart felt compelled to do the opposite, and expanded a city in , creating Big City. The character has created devices such as a belt capable of withstanding Superman's most powerful blows, and a shrinking ray capable of reducing cities. However, this plan is prematurely ended when Superman battles him telepathically and crashes his ship into a black hole.
The reaction was not particularly spectacular, and the crew substituted explosives for the alkali metals. Here, rubidium splatters around as soon as it hits the water's surface with some parts sinking and creating more violent bangs. Back in the Rangers' world, Brainiac nearly takes control of Cyborg, but is able to regain his powers in time to take Cyborg down so that Batman can reboot him. The drawback is that any damage the ship takes, Brainiac also takes. While his ship was destroyed, Brainiac's condition and whereabouts after the battle are unknown. In current continuity, Brainiac's connection to Pulsar Stargrave remains an open question, one even Brainiac 5 has yet to resolve. This gave Superman a plan to stop Brainiac 13's scheme.
Superman defeats Brainiac soon after, but his failure to restore Stalingrad becomes his one failure and a recurring source of guilt. The Infinite Man and Time Trapper seemingly destroy each other, but Brainiac 5 quits the Legion after being accused of murdering Professor Rugarth. These include his classic shrinking ray and force fields, as well as other gadgets such as missiles capable of causing stars to go. He also internalized his force shield apparatus. 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 and one of the most feared beings in the known universe. Written by What we have here is a bizarre mix of Gothic horror and Sci-Fi. The robot heavily resembles both Brainiac's 1983 skeleton-esque incarnation and the robotic drones utilized by the post-2008 version of Brainiac.