Querl Dox

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Name: Querl Dox, Brainiac 5, Brainy
Title/Rank: Legionnaire
Location: 30th Century
Status: alive
Relationships: Brainiac (descendant)
Fandom: DC Comics, Legion of Super-Heroes, Supergirl
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Querl Dox, better known as Brainiac 5 or Brainy, is a DC Comics character.



Brainiac 5 first appeared in Action Comics #276 (1961).

Brainiac 5 is a member of the Legion of Super-Heroes in the 30th Century. Born on the super-intelligent planet Colu, he is a 12th-level intellect considered a genius even by their standards. This makes him an incredible scientist, inventor, and strategist in combat. His ancestor is the super-villain Brainiac, and he takes this name to redeem his family's lineage.--Brainiac 5 at DC Comics Database

Legion of Super Heroes (TV series)

Brainiac 5 appears in the Legion of Super Heroes animated series as a core member of the Legion.

Other Adaptions

Brainiac 5 appears in one episode of Justice League Unlimited and one episode Smallville. Brainiac 5 also appeared on Supergirl multiple times throughout season 3, having traveled back in time with Saturn Girl and Mon-El to help stop the World Killer threat.


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Supergirl (TV series)

Reaction to Brainiac 5's design in Supergirl was mixed upon its reveal.[1] Some criticized Brainiac 5 having blue skin instead of his comic canon green, although he was also blue in Justice League Unlimited. Other were not fond of his hair style,[2] with many jokingly pointing out the similarities it had with Doc Brown's hair from Back to the Future.[3] Jesse Rath, the actor playing Brainiac 5, tweeted that once his character started talking he would grow on them.[4]



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Archives & Fannish Links





  1. Official Brainiac 5 Reveal
  2. Brainiac 5 needs a hairstyle change
  3. Multiple people on the interwebs have remarked upon/documented the clear Doc Brown hair parallels, and now I can’t un-see it.
  4. Supergirl Season 3: Jesse Rath Comments on Lukewarm Reactions to Brainiac 5