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Such folly and futility in the grand design.

Brainiac serves as the main antagonist and as a playable character in Injustice 2.

Biography

Brainiac is a megalomaniacal genius who roams the universe, collecting knowledge to increase his intellectual and scientific prowess. Obsessed with establishing his superiority, Brainiac captured Krypton’s greatest cities, then eradicated what remained…or so he thought. Tales of the “Last Son of Krypton” have reached far into the stars. Now, the Collector of Worlds comes to Earth to finish his accumulation of Krypton—and discovers a new world worthy of his collection.

Injustice 2

Years before the events of Injustice, Brainiac and his forces attacked the planet Krypton, captured its capital city, and annihilated the remains of the planet. Because of his success, Brainiac believes that he exterminated the Kryptonian race, and thus is unaware of Kal-El and Kara's survival by being sent to Earth.

Brainiac would later be drawn to Earth, primiarily due to the conflict between the Regime and Insurgency (as the war alerted Brainiac of the presence of a surviving Kryptonian), as well as the advanced technology Earth possessed. To initiate his invasion, he hacked into Brother Eye, removing it from Batman's hands, and allied himself with Gorilla Grodd, with the latter forming the Society.

Doctor Fate hints at the presence of Brainiac when he speaks to Green Arrow and Black Canary, indicating that he was the first to sense Brainiac's invasion. He would go to consult the Lords of Order, who holds the belief that Brainiac's conquest could bring order to the chaos created by Batman and Superman's conflict. This belief would create an internal struggle within Doctor Fate as he fights to keep his humanity.

Brainiac's first official appearance is when he appears before Bruce Wayne via Brother Eye, noting the futility of the latter's attempts to regain control. He then states his ultimatum: the world must turn over Superman alongside Earth's advanced technology, or else risk Earth's destruction.

Power and Abilities

Special Moves

Other Moves

Character Trait

Super Move

Skull Ship: Brainiac creates four robots to attack his enemy before his ship blasts them with enough force to destroy the other robots.

Move List

Basic Attacks
Name PlayStation Xbox
Cyber Strike [ ■ ] [ X ]
Upgrade Swipe [ ▲ ] [ Y ]
Tendril Swarm [ X ] [ A ]
Tendril Slap [ ← + ■ ] [ ← + X ]
Dual Strike [ ← + ▲ ] [ ← + Y ]
Haptic Flip [ ← + X ] [ ← + A ]
Flick Kick [ → + ■ ] [ → + X ]
Lunging Punch [ → + ▲ ] [ → + Y ]
Tendril Smash [ → + X ] [ → + A ]
Doom Strike [ ↘ + ■ ] [ ↘ + X ]
Knee Breaker [ ↓ + ■ ] [ ↓ + X ]
Tendril Flurry [ ↓ + ▲ ] [ ↓ + Y ]
Tendril Trip [ ↓ + X ] [ ↓ + A ]
Air Attacks
Name PlayStation Xbox
Tendril Push [ ↑ + ■ ] [ ↑ + X ]
Tendril Cage [ ↑ + ▲ ] [ ↑ + Y ]
Tendril Slam [ ↑ + X ] [ ↑ + A ]
Throws and Escapes
Name PlayStation Xbox
Forward/Reverse Throw [ ← / → ■ + X ] [ ← / → X + A ]
Back Throw [ ■ + X ] [ X + A ]
Roll Escape [ → → R2 ] [ → → RT ]
Up Air Escape [ ↑ + R2 ] [ ↑ + RT ]
Away Air Escape [ ← + R2 ] [ ← + RT ]
Combo Attacks
Name PlayStation Xbox
Coluan Form [ ■, ■ ] [ X, X ]
Perfection [ ■, ■, X ] [ X, X, A ]
Collector of Worlds [ ■, ▲ ] [ X, Y ]
12th-Level Intelligence [ ■, ▲, ↑ + ▲ ] [ X, Y, ↑ + Y ]
C.O.M.P.U.T.O. [ ← + ■, ▲ ] [ ← + X, Y ]
Sleeper Virus [ ← + ■, ▲, X ] [ ← + X, Y, A ]
Godlike [ → + ■, ▲ ] [ → + X, Y ]
Quil Dox [ ▲, X ] [ Y, A ]
Living Metal [ ▲, X, ■ + X ] [ Y, A, X + A ]
Mind2 [ ← + ▲, X ] [ ← + Y, A ]
Man of Tomorrow [ → + ▲, ↓ + ■ ] [ → + Y, ↓ + X ]
Panic In The Sky [ → + ▲, ↓ + ■, X ] [ → + Y, ↓ + X, A ]
Machine-World [ → + ▲, X ] [ → + Y, A ]
Special Attacks
Name PlayStation Xbox
(Air) Tendril Swing [ ↑ , ↓ , ← , ■ ] [ ↑ , ↓ , ← , X ]
(Air) Close Tendril Swing [ ↑ , ↓ , ← , ■ , ← ] [ ↑ , ↓ , ← , X , ← ]
(Air) Far Tendril Swing [ ↑ , ↓ , ← , ■ , → ] [ ↑ , ↓ , ← , X , → ]
Tendril Thrash [ ↓ , ← , ▲ ] [ ↓ , ← , Y ]
Dox Drill [ ↓ , → , ▲ ] [ ↓ , → , Y ]
(Air) Pneumenoid Dive [ ↑ , ↓ , ← , ▲ ] [ ↑ , ↓ , ← , Y ]
Cybernetic Charge [ ← , →, X ] [ ← , →, A ]
Skull Ship [ L2 + R2 ] [ LT + RT ]
Character Power (1st) and abilities
Name PlayStation Xbox
Beta Strike [ O ] [ B ]
Beta Bomb [ ↓ + O ] [ ↓ + B ]

Ending

Brainiac: Obviously Batman and Superman have many questions. Where did I come from? Why am I here? Am I friend or foe? It is time to reveal the truth.

Brainiac 5: I'm Brainiac 5. A descendant of the original Brainiac, but without his homicidal tendencies. In the future, people fear Coluans because of my ancestor. So I elected to come back in time and fix that. Now that I'm done, I'm going back where I belong--the 31st century. The Legion of Super-Heroes will grill me for "borrowing" a time bubble. But all they really need to know is that I'm on their side, and always will be. Long live the Legion!

Costumes

Brainiac - Coluan Conqueror

To the right is the base skin for Brainiac, Coluan Conqueror. He is wearing his default gear. The remainder of his costumes can be found on his gallery page.

Trivia

  • Brainiac served as a stage interactible on the Insurgency in the original Injustice: Gods Among Us. He was originally believed to be the Brain, a villain of the Teen Titans, until data on the 1.06 patch notes confirmed his identity.
  • Jeffrey Combs (Brainiac's voice actor) best known for playing the lead character Dr. Herbert West in the Re-Animator horror films and Ratchet from the Transformers franchise, had previously voiced the Question in Justice League Unlimited.
    • Prior to Brainiac, Combs voiced a Marvel antagonist of similar caliber, Samuel Stern a.k.a. "The Leader." Both villains are green skinned highly intellectual beings who aim to take control through nefarious, unorthodox fashion (albeit Samuel was originally human). Both villains are also capable of telepathic control (and ordering around henchmen) to achieve their ends.
    • Combs is also known for voicing Gyrus Krinkle, a villain from Super Robot Monkey Team Hyperforce Go. He, like Brainiac, is highly intelligent and mechanically gifted, but unlike Brainiac he is mentally unstable and becomes enraged if his deluded fantasies are interrupted.
Playable Characters
Injustice: Gods Among Us AquamanAresBaneBatmanBlack AdamCatwomanCyborgDeathstrokeDoomsdayFlashGreen ArrowGreen LanternHarley QuinnHawkgirlJokerKiller FrostLex LuthorNightwingRavenShazamSinestroSolomon GrundySupermanWonder Woman
DLC Characters BatgirlLoboMartian ManhunterScorpionZatannaZod
Injustice 2 AquamanAtrocitusBaneBatmanBlack AdamBlack CanaryBlue BeetleBrainiacCaptain ColdCatwomanCheetahCyborgDeadshotDoctor FateFlashFirestormGorilla GroddGreen ArrowGreen LanternHarley QuinnJokerPoison IvyRobinScarecrowSupergirlSupermanSwamp ThingWonder Woman
DLC/Preorder Characters Black MantaDarkseidHellboyRaidenRed HoodStarfireSub-Zero

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