Vril Dox, better known as Brainiac, was an alien from the planet Colu. Brainiac was later retconned in Superman #167. Brainiac was retconned into a robotic machine from the planet Colu rather than an alien. Brainiac is one of Superman's oldest foes.

New EarthEdit

Erased from existence; the entire universe was rebooted. First appearance Action Comics #242.

Brainiac, real name Vril Dox, is a Coluan genius with a twelfth-level intellect and hyper-advanced technology, he travels the universe seeking civilizations to shrink and abduct, which he then adds to his collection of captured worlds.

Clark Peter RossEdit

Almost immediately after his birth, little Clark was kidnapped by Brainiac, who then was using Doomsday as a host body. However, Superman managed to defeat the villain and rescue the baby. Clark then returned the baby to his parents (Lana Lang and Pete Ross).

This version of Brainiac retconned out of existence after the events of Flashpoint.

Smallville UniverseEdit

I am the Brain Interactive Construct. No matter my form, my intellect remains formidable. Do not underestimate me.
Brainiac to Bizarro in Persona.
Biographical Information
  • Alive
Superhuman characteristics
Powers and abilities:
  • Vast intelligence, super strength, super speed, invulnerability, heat vision, X-ray vision, replication, shapeshifting, electronic manipulation, flight, biological manipulation, information absorption, mineral manipulation.
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Portrayed by: James Masters
First appearance: Commencement

Brainiac (of Smallville-Earth), is a Kryptonian artificial intelligence designed by scientist Dax-Ur and later built by scientist Jor-El to aid in the war against Zod, but was corrupted by Zod and used to assist in the destruction of the planet Krypton. After arriving on Earth in the form of the Black Ship, Brainiac assumed human form as Dr. Milton Fine, a professor at Central Kansas A&M.


To achieve leverage over Clark and Kara, he cornered Lana at the Isis Foundation and took control of her. Brainiac used her to be a hostage and to deliver a message. Lana was alive and aware, but utterly unable to interact independently with the world in addition to being in great pain; only Brainiac could reverse the process. At the Daily Planet, Brainiac explained what was happening to Lana and promised to reverse the process if Kara joined him.

Later, Clark located Brainiac at an electrical plant as he was attempting to absorb electricity to restore himself. During the confrontation, Clark demanded Brainiac to tell him where Kara was, and to release both Lana and Chloe Sullivan from his grip, but Brainiac revealed that Kara was in a place where he'll never see her again, and in order for Lana and Chloe to be released, he would have to kill him, which is the one thing that Clark will never do. In an ironic twist, Clark rationalized that he was not actually killing anyone since Brainiac is a machine, and used mass amounts of electricity to disintegrate him. After Brainiac was finally destroyed, Chloe and Lana were released from his influence.

Brainiac 5Edit

Brainiac was later re-programmed by the Legion of Super-Heroes into Brainiac 5, a re-programmed version of his former self. He is now apart of the Legion of Super-Heroes. Brainiac 5 lives in Metropolis, in the 31st century.



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