Meanwhile, Vril Dox leads a revolt against the Computer Tyrants, eventually destroying them and freeing Colu. He can also transfer his consciousness into others telepathically and read minds. Fighting Brainiac's control, Luthor begs a superpowered Lana Lang to kill him, who complies by breaking his neck. Keys: Milton Fine (Post-Crisis) | Brainiac-13 (Post-Crisis) | Vril Dox (Post-Crisis) | Vril Dox (Post-Flashpoint) | Convergence Brainiac. With knowledge like his, there are few who would be able to outsmart him and that would be a big problem for the Marvel Universe's defenders. Subsequent evidence reveals that he was killed by a brainwashed Metamorpho on the orders of the mutated Jimmy Olsen to stop anyone from learning about Olsen's plans to isolate Earth from the galaxy until he had successfully recreated Krypton. In the JLA: Earth 2 one-shot, the Justice League are drawn to the anti-matter universe to defeat the Crime Syndicate of America, their villainous anti-matter counterparts, with Brainiac apparently acting as the robotic servant of Ultraman. He was defeated by the second Star-Spangled Kid and disappeared into cyberspace. Images and videos of Brainiac from DC Comics. This version of Brainiac is nigh-omnipotent and omniscient, with the ability to warp universes and time travel. Eventually, Vril is tracked down by Supergirl with the aid of Winn and an expert hacker he knew, and Supergirl easily defeated him, after which he was arrested.[94]. Brainiac is a Super Heroes minifigure released in 2015 who also appears as a minor villain in LEGO Batman 2: DC Super Heroes, and is the main antagonist in LEGO Batman 3: Beyond Gotham. While Asgard often keeps to itself, Earth's heroes have helped Asgard with their problems and if Earth was in danger, Thor would make sure to rally his people to help his adopted home. Reset the multiverse and stabilized reality bringing back infinite universes. Despite his attempts to reason with him and talk Brainiac into controlling his powers, Superman reluctantly kills Brainiac with his heat vision, at the boy's behest, to put him out of his misery, much to his regret. Wiz: Ultron saw humanity as the ultimate threat and embarked on a mass genocide, using a series of drones to do his bidding. However Lyrl Dox, a.k.a. His MO has been very successful and the only reason it didn't work in the DC Universe is because of the power of Superman. At the time it was not clear if this was the true Brainiac after Rebirth or yet another one of his drones. The strain of the psychic attack causes Brainiac's head to explode, apparently killing him.[57]. However, the city that Luthor expanded is still growing, now putting Kandor at risk. ), (Ultron shoots concussive blasts from his hands. Thinker's brain came at the price of draining energy from the rest of his body while also prematurely aging him. The two join forces, but Brainiac later removes the device and blocks out Luthor's memory of his inner workings and the fact that he is a machine. Flash attempts to warn the police that a phony governor put out the message, but the Thinker shows up and tells the Fastest Man Alive that he is speaking into a dead mic, then snares him with invisible wires. Brainiac later reappeared as a swarm of interlinked nanotechnological units. Brainiac might be able to deal with some of them, but not all of them and that would cost him. Meanwhile, Superman is about to face off against Brainiac when he is knocked down by a kryptonite energy blast fired by Lex Luthor and subsequently captured. Hal, Kyle, John and Guy go on to lead the attack on the Orange Lantern Corps. [23], A hybridization of the Clifford DeVoe and New 52 versions of the Thinker will make his live-action film debut in The Suicide Squad, portrayed by Peter Capaldi.[28]. ), (The ship explodes, sending shrapnel everywhere. Vril Dox happily turns his "father" over to his people for his crimes. [69] His durability is also far greater than Superman's, shown when he absorbs several consecutive blows to the face from the Man of Steel without visible harm and later claims that Superman's punches did not hurt him at all. He is seen when they confront the Flash family moments after Barry Allen expelled Eobard Thawne from him. These probes are strong enough to draw blood from Superman[76] and tough enough to survive some of his powerful blows. DC's Superman faces some of the most powerful beings in the cosmos and rarely if ever feels any fear, no matter who he's facing. [50], This version of Brainiac, a composite of Brainiac from around the Multiverse, is revealed to be the pre-Flashpoint era Brainiac who, having found his way into the Source Wall and into the Multiverse, was thrown back in the timestream and mutated by the effects of "crisis" events such as Crisis on Infinite Earths, Zero Hour, and 52, creating a godlike being. And as savage as human beings are, their collective knowledge is exceptionally rich."). "Adventures of the Super Sons Introduces the Li'l Legion of Doom". In Action Comics #866 (August 2008), a Brainiac robot probe (resembling his skeleton-esque Pre-Crisis incarnation, and mistaken for the real Brainiac by Clark) arrives on Earth and battles Superman. While Superman frees the cities of Metropolis and Kandor, the villain launches a missile to the Kent farm in an act of spite. After all this experience, Ultron decided that the only way to save the Earth was to destroy all humans. Defeated by Cyborg, he retreated to cyberspace again. While the heroes of the Marvel Universe have weapons and powers that have helped them take out scores of invaders, Brainiac's ship is the kind of weapon that stops invasions before they starts- because it wiped out the invader's civilization. Kid Flash then returns to the 21st century, promising to rescue Hot Pursuit from Brainiac. Together with the Fiddler and the Shade, the Thinker was the man behind the decades-long "abduction" of Keystone City and the original Flash[volume & issue needed], after which he was defeated by the Flashes of two eras[volume & issue needed]. Brainiac is a super-intelligent alien being from the planet Colu who has fought Superman many times. The true Brainiac lacked psychic powers, but still possessed super physical attributes, intelligence, and technopathy. Motivated by his predecessor's final words of encouragement, Rusch dissolved the enhancements in Carmichael's brain, leaving him in a comatose state. He developed an artificial intelligence, C.O.M.P.U.T.O., allowing him to discover the fifth dimension. [1] He is usually depicted as an extraterrestrial android or cyborg who serves as one of Superman's greatest enemies and a frequent adversary of the Justice League. (A set of two blades glimmer in darkness. She notes that no one has ever actually seen Brainiac. 2-A, Powers and Abilities: Superhuman Physical Characteristics, Flight, Energy Manipulation, Immortality (Type 6 via microscopic nanorobots that hold his consciousness), Mind Manipulation (Can perform psychic attacks on others), Pain Inducement, Telekinesis, Incapacitation, Telepathy, Mental Projection, Technology Manipulation, Body Swapping, Molecular Manipulation, Astral Projection, Regeneration (High via reforming from nanotechnology), Possession (Can inhabit the body of a target) | All the abilities of the previous key, Cloaking, Electronic Consciousness (Essence can spread like a virus infecting planets, eventually spreading to the entire universe) Absorption (Can absorb power on the level of Imperiex-Prime who embodies entropy and the energy of a big bang) | All of the powers of first key, Reactionary Upgrade (Can augment drones to compensate for enemy power), Duplication, Forcefield Creation, Size Manipulation | All the abilities of the first and third key, Information Manipulation, Jamming (Can interfere with other telekinetic abilities on the level of Martian Manhunter), Microstasis (Can suspend entire civilizations), Teleportation, Power Bestowal, Power Nullification, Reality Warping (Can effect reality nearing enough uploaded minds to high state of consciousness likened to the Ethernet) | All of the powers of his previous keys, Avatar Creation, Memory Manipulation, Resistance Negation, Regeneration (High via nanotechnology and due to technological physiology can reform as long as backups exist), Immortality (Type 1, 3, and 6), Dimension Travel, Predictive Analytics, Cosmic Awareness, Matter Manipulation, Transmutation, Spatial Manipulation, Time Manipulation, Time Travel, Possesses all the abilities of the Telos on a higher scale, Attack Potency: Solar System level (Easily battled and overpowered Superman, New Gods, the heroes of L.E.G.I.O.N and other comparable beings, likely higher with Warworld) | Solar System level (Has battled sun dipped Superman), possibly Universe level (Via absorbing Imperiex-Prime's energy after which his celestial body's consciousness would spread like a virus throughout the universe) | Solar System level (Has battled and overpowered Superman and other Kryptonians several times. Just like Krypton."). He pulls out his shrink ray. never miss the latest news, reviews, live event coverage, audio podcasts, exclusive interviews and commentary for Movies, TV, Music, Sports, Comics, Video Games! Using these techniques, Brainiac 5 is able to revive Superman. Terrific designed a computer system based on the original Thinker's "Thinking Cap" technology and modeled after his brain patterns. [41] Superman travels to the ship to find many alien bottled cities, Kandor included.