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Real Identity: Brainiac 5
Affiliation(s): Legion of Superheroes
Appearances (STAS): New Kids in Town
Appearances (JLU): Far From Home
Voiced By: Matt Czuchry
Brainiac 5 possesses a 12 level intellect and joined the Legion of Superheroes only because it gave him access to exotic laboratory equipment that was unavailable on his home planet Colu. Brainiac 5 hails from a long line of progeny of the original Brainiac. Sometime in the future, Brainiac learned how to reproduce and pass its code on through a biological process. However, Brainiac 5 exhibited potential for good and was looked upon as a black sheep in his family. He was rather aloof until exposure to a space anomaly led him to become more interested in understanding human emotions. "Brainy" among teammates, he is the Legion's resident scientist and creates most of the group's technology and weapons; including a force field belt, one of which that was later used by Michael Jon Carter to become Booster Gold.
When most of the Legion was abducted by the Fatal Five, Brainiac 5 decided to transport three random members of the JLU to the present. They turned out to be Green Arrow, Green Lantern and Supergirl. Brainiac 5 initially with held knowledge that historical documents state that one does not return. Brainiac 5 developed feelings for Supergirl and revealed his secret to her. Supergirl did not die. Instead, she survived and stayed with the Legion in the 31st century.