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Brainiac (Character)
from Superman: Unbound (2013) (V)

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Superman: Unbound (2013) (V)
Superman: This won't hold you forever. It just needs to hold you long enough.
Brainiac: You underestimate me. You'll die and your new world will be mine just like your old world is. You're meaningless compared to me. I am everything. You are nothing but fists.
[Superman punches him]
Superman: When I need to be.

Brainiac: The impudence. I have been claiming worlds for centuries before you were born. You thought it would help you to disconnect me from my ship. You fail to comprehend. This ship is me. Constructed around me. An extension of me.
Superman: Earth.
Brainiac: Forget Earth. It was unexceptional. It had nothing to offer me.I found it redundant.
Superman: Lois.
Brainiac: Disgusting. Your affection for humans is nauseating.
Superman: Kara.
Brainiac: Yes. The other Kryptonian, I will keep. I'll need at least one. And you may not survive. Now you will see a glimpse of what I am. How many worlds do you think your feeble mind can process before it turns to sludge? I'd say less then one.

Brainiac: To think that two Kryptonians chose to call this planet home, sickens me. What could Earth have possible offered you?
Superman: Something you wouldn't know anything about. It's my home. My heart. It gives me strength.

Brainiac: Kryptonian trash, you have already failed. I am the knowledge and strength of 10,000 worlds. Neither you nor Metropolis will ever leave this ship. Soon I will have Kandor and then I will destroy your world with a thought.
Superman: We'll see about that.
Brainiac: You will see nothing. You are nothing. A specimen to dissect. A genus to analyze...
Supergirl: Hey, plug-head.
[punches Brainiac]
Supergirl: You talk too much.

Superman: I've figured you out, you know?
Brainiac: Have you? I find that highly unlikely.
Superman: You never leave this ship.
Brainiac: This is no need. Everything I require is here.
Superman: My uncle was right. You've got a bug.
Brainiac: Very well, Kryptonian. I'll humor you. Tell me.
Superman: Better if I show you.
[freezes Brainiac with his super cold breath and knocks him out of the ship into space]

Brainiac: [recognizing Superman as a Kryptonian] You should not exist outside my control.
Superman: Sorry to disappoint.

Brainiac: Your sentimental attachment is grotesque. Even you must realize how worthless they are. Such a savage world. Its scientific achievements paltry, its weapons unimpressive.
[Lois gives him a double middle finger]
Brainiac: To think that two Kryptonians chose to call this planet home sickens me. What could Earth have possibly offered you?
Superman: Something you wouldn't know anything about. It's my home.


"Justice League: Divided We Fall (#4.12)" (2005)
Brainiac: [after capturing the Justice League] You are defeated. Any unique information that dwells within you will by digitized. Your physical forms will be deleted. Such is the ultimate fate of this world, but for you, the end comes now.
[Brainiac produces a series of metallic tendrils from his body and begins plugging them into the League members, one by one, and they begin screaming]
The Flash: I am so willing to wait my turn.
[Brainiac plugs into Flash]

Lex Luthor: Where are we?
Brainiac: Several miles from where the Justice League is searching. I must make repairs to my damaged systems.
Lex Luthor: Where do I fit in to all of this?
Brainiac: The same as to everything else: I will record your information, then destroy the original.
Lex Luthor: [Chuckles]
Brainiac: You... are amused by my mission? Explain yourself.
Lex Luthor: Say you succeed. You absorb all the information on Earth and destroy it. Then what?
Brainiac: I repeat the process across the entire universe until I have recorded all knowledge and destroyed all of creation.
Lex Luthor: And then?
Brainiac: Then my programming is complete. My function is fulfilled.
Lex Luthor: If you possess all information, you're a god.
Brainiac: My program will be complete. It is the end of all things.
Lex Luthor: What if it were just the beginning? I can show you a purpose beyond the fulfillment of your programming.
Brainiac: It is extremely unlikely that your inferior human intellect has anything to offer me.
Lex Luthor: Since we've become so close, I'm gonna let that pass. I'm offering you the one thing you've always lacked. A certain something that I happen to have in abundance.
Brainiac: Which is?
Lex Luthor: Imagination. I've got a proposition for ya, partner.

Lex Luthor: [Holding a Dark Heart scout] Brainiac?
Brainiac: I have added this technology to my database. The nano assemblers are already slave to my command routines. With but a thought, they will convert any raw material into whatever I choose.
Lex Luthor: Then we're ready to begin. Let me show you...
Brainiac: I have learned from my encounters with Darkseid that organic beings cannot be trusted.
Lex Luthor: I can't argue with that. But if you and I are one, truly one, trust won't be an issue, will it?
Brainiac: Agreed.

Superman: My X-ray vision can't penetrate the walls, but I'm seeing a rapidly growing heat signature in the infrared range.
Wonder Woman: You don't need supervision for that. Can't you feel the heat?
[the Cadmus building explodes, revealing a giant construct and the now fused Luthor/Brainiac]
Lex Luthor, Brainiac: Welcome, Justice League. You're just in time for the end of the world.

Superman: I know you're in there somewhere, Lex. Fight him!
Lex Luthor, Brainiac: You're right. I am in here. And I like it! I'm about to get everything I ever wanted: power, ultimate knowledge, immortality...
Superman: And you'll destroy the Earth to get it?
Lex Luthor, Brainiac: It's business, Superman. There are always trade-offs.

The Flash: You lose.
[Two metal tendrils grab Flash's arms and hold him in place]
Lex Luthor, Brainiac: Hardly. Look around you. The Justice League is completely defeated, and so are you. For all your efforts, you have but inconvenienced me, speck. But I'm still just human enough to enjoy taking my revenge. Looks like the Question was right all along: I kill you and then Armageddon, right on schedule.
The Flash: No!


"Superman: The Last Son of Krypton: Part I (#1.1)" (1996)
[Brainiac is downloading himself into a satellite to escape Krypton]
Brainiac: If the Council knew the truth of Krypton's fate, they woudl frantically put me to work on an escape plan. A futile gesture, given the time remaining.
Jor-El: How long?
Brainiac: Hours. This world has seen its last sunrise.

Brainiac: Good afternoon, Jor-El.
Jor-El: Brainiac. What an unpleasant surprise.
Brainiac: I'm awaiting your data.
Jor-El: Have you been spying on me with your satellites again?
Brainiac: The Planetary Council demands that I analyze your data as soon as you obtain it.
Jor-El: You know, Brainiac, somewhere in all those trillions of files clusters there's got to be one that says "people don't like to be spied upon."
Brainiac: Then why would they create me?
Jor-El: [sotto] A question I often ask myself.

Cop: The patrol's reporting in. Jor-El's escaped the perimeter. They're requesting further instructions.
Brainiac: It doesn't matter anymore. Farewell, Krypton.

Jor-El: You know, Brainiac, somewhere in all those trillions of file clusters, there's got to be *one* that says people don't like to be spied upon.
Brainiac: Then why did they create me?
Jor-El: A question I often ask myself.


Justice League Heroes (2006) (VG)
Brainiac: A gift in return for a small favor I require.
Gorilla Grodd: Fool! With this helmet, your will is mine. Free me!
Brainiac: Say "please".

Batman: You get the feeling we're being led right where they want us to go.
Superman: Like lambs to a slaughter.
Batman: Not exactly.
[door slides open]
Brainiac: Greetings, Superman, Batman. The display of skill and power it took to get this far is impressive. If not all together, unexpected.
Superman: Brainiac! I was wondering when you would finally show your face. What are you doing here?
Brainiac: That should be obvious. Destroying you.

Brainiac: I've listened to your telepathic whispers. I've done what you've asked. Reveal your secrets to me, stone. Give me the power you promised.
Darkseid: You know well that your labors are far from complete, Brainiac. You'll get your reward when everything is done. Not before.
Brainiac: As you say. My master plan continues to unfold. It's just a matter of time now.

Brainiac: [to Justice League] Indeed, I wish I had the time to make this encounter more intimate, but my work is at a critical stage. My attention and presence is required elsewhere. In the mean time, I expect you to be a bit preoccupied.
[Doomsday enters Watchtower]
Doomsday: I'm your problem now!


"Static Shock: A League of Their Own: Part 1 (#3.6)" (2003)
Brainiac: You only delay the inevitable. All of this base will soon belong to me.

Brainiac: [CD-like skipping] Noooo! No! No, I can-can-can-cannan-cannot be-be-be-beaten! I am Braaaaainiac! Brai-brai-brai-brai-brai-Brainy Brainiac!
Static: Got to... hold on!
Brainiac: Brai-brai-brai-brai-Brainy Brainiac! One-one-one-one-one day I-I will be-be-be back be back be back and and and and and I will... laaaay the funk down!
Gear: Yo, Brainiac's not too bad on the mike.
Static: Mixmaster Brainiac. Now that's phat!
Martian Manhunter: Yes. Very "phat", indeed.

Brainiac: You are only delaying the inevitable.
Static: You keep sayin' that like it's a bad thing!


"Smallville: Persona (#7.10)" (2008)
Bizarro: Are you, uh, telling me the truth?
Brainiac: Lying to you would be like lying to a mollusk. There's no point.

Bizarro: Change of plan. We have a problem.
Brainiac: Having a problem finding your scientist?
Bizarro: The boy scout's back.
Brainiac: The prodigal son of Krypton has returned.
Bizarro: I need to kill him. But when I get near Green Kryptonite to use against Clark, I drain it of its power.
Brainiac: Not a problem. I'll do it.
Bizarro: Look at yourself. You can bearly catch a rat.
Brainiac: I am the Brain Interactive Construct. No matter my form, my intellect remains formidable. Do not underestimate me. This should continue your search for Dax-Ur.
Bizarro: Not before I get Lana away from Clark.
Brainiac: [snickers] Fall prey to the same human emotion as your counterpart, and you open yourself up to the same weakness. Perhaps you two aren't so different after all.

Brainiac: Good evening, Dax-Ur.
Dax-Ur: Who are you?
Brainiac: Uh, you should know. You created me.


"Smallville: Legion (#8.11)" (2009)
Brainiac: Your father is gone. And all the knowledge this Fortress ever held finally belongs to me.
Clark Kent: Leave Chloe alone. You have what you want.
Brainiac: My hunger's never satisfied. Knowledge is what fuels me. And as savage as human beings are, their collective knowledge is exceptionally rich.
Clark Kent: Nothing about you is human. And never will be.
Brainiac: After I've drained this planet of all the human information, Doomsday will annihilate what's left.
Clark Kent: Doomsday.
Brainiac: It's a simple plan, actually. Absorb and destroy.
Clark Kent: You brought that thing here.
Brainiac: Go on. Kill me. I knew you'd never harm me in this human's skin. Why do you think I chose her?

Imra Ardeen: Your sadism's historic where I come from. But so is your defeat.
Brainiac: History's about to get a rewrite.

Brainiac: You're not Davis Bloome. You're not even human. Don't tell me the thought never crossed your mind. You were hatched by Kryptonian geneticists. Your DNA was designed to adapt to any world you inhabit. Now you no longer need your camouflage abilities. Those painful transformations you've been experiencing - they're the beginning of your metamorphosis.
Davis Bloome: This is insane.
Brainiac: No. It's... sad, from a human perspective. Your naïve romantic attraction to the human I chose to inhabit.
Davis Bloome: Chloe, if you're in there anywhere, you know that the feelings that I have for you are real.
Brainiac: Feelings? That was just a program I was running to get you to me. Your journey's just beginning. Now it's time for you to incubate in your Kryptonian chrysalis. Once you emerge, there will be no more pain, no doubt. Only absolute rage and unparalleled power.
Davis Bloome: Stay the hell away.
Brainiac: But you play a vital part in my directive. Once I get everything I need, you will eradicate the other Kryptonian and then the rest of the planet.
Davis Bloome: I am not going to hurt anyone.
Brainiac: You have no free will. 12 days in the chrysalis, and you're destined to become what you really are. Doomsday.


"Smallville: Arctic (#7.20)" (2008)
Brainiac: This is a simple matter of self-preservation. When I couldn't kill you, I knew I had to control you.
Clark Kent: I'm in control now. And you will release Chloe! You'll release Lana!
Brainiac: The only way to save them would be to kill me now, in cold blood. Which goes against everything you stand for. You could never deliberately take another man's life.
Clark Kent: You're not a man. You're a machine.

Chloe Sullivan: [pulls kryptonite on Kara] Why isn't it working?
Kara: Check the expiration date?
Chloe Sullivan: Kara, there's something seriously wrong with you. It was the only way...
Kara: You lied to me. Clark's not here.
[Chloe tries to run out the door, Kara shuts it and transforms back into Brainiac]
Chloe Sullivan: Oh, God.
Brainiac: I'm impressed. I wouldn't have thought a member of your weak-willed species especially a friend of Kal-El's could ever use kryptonite against his cousin.
Chloe Sullivan: Let me go.
Brainiac: I remember you. Always sticking your pretty little head where it doesn't belong.
[Brainiac proceeds to pierce her head with his finger tendrils. Chloe unleashes her healing powers in defense, weakening him]
Brainiac: What the hell are you?


"Smallville: Apocalypse (#7.18)" (2008)
Brainiac: There's no yellow sun to charge you here. You're not in Kansas anymore, Kal-El.

Brainiac: You will not keep me from the task I was programmed for.
Clark Kent: Zod is still alive?
Brainiac: And trapped... in the Phantom Zone. With the humans gone, I will use Kara to release him through her Fortress.
Clark Kent: She'll never go along with it.
Brainiac: It didn't look like she had much fight left in her. But she'll heal. She's healthy. So is Lex Luthor... the vessel. Together, they will repopulate the planet, and Krypton will rise again.


Superman: The Last Son of Krypton (1996) (TV)
Jor-El: You know, Brainiac, somewhere in all those trillions of file clusters, there's got to be *one* that says people don't like to be spied upon.
Brainiac: Then why did they create me?
Jor-El: A question I often ask myself.

Brainiac: [on Krypton's imminent destruction] If the council knew the truth, they would put me to work on an evacuation plan, a meaningless effort given the time remaining.
Jor-El: How long?
Brainiac: Hours... this world has seen its last sunrise.


"Superman: Stolen Memories (#1.8)" (1996)
Superman: Are you from Krypton?
Brainiac: I am Krypton.


"Smallville: Abyss (#8.9)" (2008)
Brainiac: [to Jor-El] Your son is destined to fail. Soon, a new age will dawn on Earth - an age of power and strength and the fall of the House of El. Doomsday is coming.


"Smallville: Veritas (#7.15)" (2008)
Clark Kent: What did you do to Lana?
Brainiac: A little adjustment to her central nervous system. Absolutely irreversible by any human standards. Completely reversible by me.
Kara: Whatever you want me to do, just don't let Lana suffer.
Brainiac: I'm afraid that she is suffering. There's part of Lana that is completely aware of what's happening around her, but she has no control of her body. Her motor skills, her speech, every breath she takes is controlled by me.
Clark Kent: Leave Lana out of this.
Brainiac: Did I mention that Lana is in excruciating pain? She just can't express it.


"Superman: Ghost in the Machine (#2.14)" (1997)
Brainiac: I needed a way to get your attention.
Lex Luthor: There's always e-mail.


Lego Batman 2: DC Super Heroes (2012) (VG)
Brainiac: I have located it...


"Justice League: Twilight: Part II (#2.2)" (2003)
Brainiac: You deceived me, Darkseid. Used me.
Darkseid: It's what I do.


"Superman: Knight Time (#3.2)" (1998)
Bruce Wayne: Everybody's gone. We're alone.
[Brainiac emerges from another room]
Brainiac: Well done, Mr. Wayne.
[Superman, disguised as Batman, is watching from hiding]
Superman: Brainiac...


"Justice League: Panic in the Sky (#4.11)" (2005)
Lex Luthor: Did you really think you could take me down all by yourself?
Amanda Waller: Actually, yeah. But on the off chance I might have been wrong...
[Luthor turns and sees the Leaguers standing there]
Flash: Ta-da.
Superman: It's over, Lex.
Amanda Waller: Not until I...
[Luthor suddenly screams in pain, as pistons extend from his back and his hands turn into tentacles]
Lex Luthor: I had hoped to remain hidden until I could install myself into the android...
[a familiar face appears within Luthor's stomach]
Brainiac: ...But you forced my hand.
Superman: Brainiac!


"Superman: New Kids in Town (#3.3)" (1998)
[Three members of the Legion of Superheroes confronts Brainiac]
Brainiac: Chameleon Boy. Cosmic Boy. Saturn Girl. Where are the other Legionnaires?
Chameleon Boy: Hey, it's only you.


DC Universe Online (2011) (VG)
Brainiac: Earth. The center of the multiverse. It will belong to Brainiac. I do not plan an invasion, rather an assimilation.