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Name: Brainiac, Vril Dox
Occupation: Supervillain
Title/Rank: Collector of Worlds
Status: alive
Relationships: Brainiac 5 (descendant)
Fandom: DC Comics, Superman: The Animated Series, Supergirl, Smallville, Justice League Unlimited, Legion of Super Heroes, Krypton
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Brainiac is a DC Comics character.



Brainiac first appeared in Action Comics #242 (1958) as an adversary of to Superman and went on to become an iconic supervillain within DC Comics.

Brainiac is a super-intelligent alien being from the planet Colu who has fought Superman many times. Extremely advanced mental abilities that have allowed him to work through numerous robotic and even human proxies make him a dangerously formidable opponent. It is difficult to tell whether you're dealing with the original Brainiac, or one of his drones. His obsession with knowledge has led him to shrink down many cities to bottle size for transportation on his Skull Ship, including Kandor on Krypton.--Brainiac at DC Comics Database


After arriving on Earth in the Black Ship, Brainiac assumed human alias Dr. Milton Fine and harassed Clark Kent while unleashing a computer virus that infected every piece of technology on Earth and releasing Zod into Lex Luthor's body.[1]


Brainiac is the main antagonist of Krypton. He travels back in time in order to avert the birth of Superman and thus give himself free reign over the universe.


Querl Dox/Brainiac-5 is introduced in the third season of the CW TV series as a time traveller from the future and part of the Legion of Super-Heroes. He is a very big admirer of Supergirl and is very awed when meeting her. Brainy decides to stay in the past and becomes part of Supergirl's Superfriends, while working as an agent at the DEO, under Director Alex Danvers.

Other Adaptions

Brainiac has appeared multiple animated series' such as Superman: The Animated Series, Justice League Unlimited and Legion of Super Heroes. He also appears as the main antagonist and playable fighter in Injustice 2.


As Brainiac is a well know villain he often appears on lists created by fans ranking Superman's rogues gallery, as well as comparing his powers to other villains and heroes in order to speculate who would win in a fight.


Examples Wanted: Editors are encouraged to add more examples or a wider variety of examples.


Archives & Fannish Links



  1. "Brainiac - Smallville wikia".