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View Poll Results: Should this Superman kill?
No. 133 70.00%
Yes, its about time 32 16.84%
He should Find a way to send them to the Phantom Zone 14 7.37%
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Old 12-31-2011, 10:44 PM   #1001
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Originally Posted by Kurosawa View Post
The original version was an android, there's nothing in his first appearance that contradicts that. The Byrne version was an okay character, he just shouldn't have been called Brainiac.
Well that's exactly what I meant by 'it depends on how he's characterised'.

If he is shown to be purely emotionless AI, then I think taking him down doesn't involve 'killing'... it involves shutting off a computer.

But the more 'humanoid traits they give him, or if they go down the route that he actually is a living being, then it's totally different.

I think back to my father. As a farmer, he had a natural understanding for the Earth. I remember him telling me this world is capable of providing for all its creatures. Even now, with so many more people, there exists enough food for everyone.

"The problem," Pa used to say, "is people. As far back as we go, we've always had problems with sharing. Seems everyone's too busy holding on to what they've got to care how their neighbors are doing."

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Old 12-31-2011, 11:12 PM   #1002
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From what I understand, the original Brainiac was more or less an archetypical evil green alien and there wasn't anything in particular to point to him being a machine, but considering they never went into the details of his biology or lack thereof, it was easy to retcon.
It was less a retcon than a reveal, IMO.

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