Brainiac is a fictional character that appears in the comic books published by DC Comics. The character first appears in Action Comics #242 (July 1958), and was created by Otto Binder. Brainiac has been one of Superman‘s most important enemies, responsible for shrinking Kandor, the capital city of Superman‘s home planet Krypton which the hero has vowed to restore.
Due to complex storylines involving time travel, cloning, and revisions of DC’s continuity, several variations of Brainiac have appeared. Though at his core Brainiac is formless, most incarnations depict him as a bald (save for a set of diodes protruding from his skull), green-skinned extraterrestrial android from the planet Colu. He is commonly known as Superman‘s second most important villain, following Lex Luthor.
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|Wounds||350 WP (28d10+196)|
|Speed||1000 ft. or by body|
|AC||25 (+7 deflection, +3 Dexterity, +5 insight) touch 25, flat footed 17|
|Full Attack||By body|
|Space/Reach||5 ft. /5 ft.|
|Special Attacks||Possession, psionics|
|Special Qualities||Damage reduction 20/-, level 12 intellect, power resistance 30|
|Saves||Fort +9, Ref +9, Will +34|
|Abilities||Strength -, Dexterity -, Constitution -, Intelligence 30, Wisdom 20, Charisma 25|
|Skills||Bluff +38, Computer Use +54, Craft (chemical) +38, Craft (mechanical) +38, Diplomacy +15, Disable Device +54, Intimidate +42, Knowledge (arcane lore) +40, Knowledge (behavioral sciences) +40, Knowledge (earth and life science) +54, Knowledge (history) +50, Knowledge (physical science) +52, Knowledge (tactics) +40, Knowledge (technology) +54, Listen +30, Research +54, Sense Motive +41, Spot +30|
|Feats||Combat Reflexes, Greater Power Penetration, Power Penetration, Psionic Fist, Unavoidable Strike|
Possession: Brainiac cannot interact with the physical world unless he has a host body. He is capable of possessing biological entities and computers. A biological entity is allowed a Will save (DC 31) to resist possession. This save may be repeated every minute. Each failure increases the DC to throw off possession by 1.
While in a possessed body, Brainiac is capable of utilizing all of the powers and abilities of the body. He takes on the physical ability scores of the host creature. The host body possesses its normal hit points, but damage dealt to the host body is split in half with Brainiac. (After damage reduction)
Brainiac uses his own base attack and saves or the host’s, which ever are better. Brainiac can use his host’s skill modifiers in place of his own, should they be superior.
Psionics: Manifester level 28th; base DC 32 + power level. At will – conceal thoughts, dominate, hypercognition, mind thrust, mind probe, mind seed, true mind switch, ultrablast
Skills: While in possession of a computer as a host body, Brainiac receives a +20 competence bonus on Use Computer checks. This is not included in his stat block.