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No. 133 70.00%
Yes, its about time 32 16.84%
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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.

Superman: "I can only tell you what I believe, Diana. humankind has to be allowed to climb to its own destiny. We can't carry them there."
Flash: "But that's what she's saying. What's the point? Why should they need us at all?"
Superman: "To catch them if they fall."
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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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