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An ardent fan of Superman, Brainiac 5 was thrilled at the chance to recruit him into the Legion, though he tried to mask his enthusiasm behind a calm, professional demeanor.

He had a great part as one of the core team members in the series as the team techie and scientist. In the second season there was also some affection between him and Shrinking Violet beginning in lightning storm. This resulted after she told him she was a micro-chip expert. In the finale episode of season 2, Brainiac 5 became human.




  • Brainiac 5 was voiced by Adam Wylie for the character for the run of the series.
  • Brainiac 5 is also known as Brainy.
  • It is implied that there is a romance between him and Shrinking Violet.
  • Somewhat insecure and lacks experience sharing emotions so he is closed to others.



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Any official designation for the home universe for this character has not been given, and thus this page may have to be moved in the future. In the meantime, it's conjecturally designated as "LSHAU" ("Legion of Super-Heroes Animated Universe").

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