Brainiac 5

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Brainiac 5 (Scenesys ID: 346)
"With the right amount of genius and a touch of perceived insanity, science can conquer anything."
Full Name: Querl Dox
Gender: Male
Species: Coluan
Theme: DC (SFC)
Occupation: Member of the Legion of Super-Heroes
Citizenship: Galactic
Residence: Metropolis
Education: Enormous
Status: Dropped
Groups: Space-OOC, World of Tomorrow-OOC, Legion of Superheroes
Other Information
Apparent Age: 20s Actual Age: ??
Date of Birth 30th Century Actor: Dane Dehaan
Height: 170 cm (5'7") Weight: 61 kg (134 lb)
Hair Color: Blond Eye Color: Green
Theme Song: "The Scientist" by Coldplay


A member of the 31st Century Legion of Super-Heroes, Brainiac 5 traveled back in time one thousand years to seek a solution to a Crisis threatening his native time, the seed of which is buried in our era. Unfortunately, an accident at the moment of Time Jump caused his time bubble to crash, scuttling his plans. Adrift in a primitive era, uncertain if there is even a home to go back to, Querl Dox now seeks to begin to make sense of what has happened... and confront the reality that he may have to build a new life in a time not his own.

Current Player Approved: Available for Application



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Brainiac 5 - not a big dude. Actually he's average height, and skinny like a tough, wiry weed, with spiky blond hair and intelligent green eyes. He often wears a scowl, or some other variant of a put-upon expression, like whatever it is you're talking to him about, there is something better that he could be doing. However there are other times, when he lets his guard down, that his expression softens into something open and compassionate and kind. He's also a spectacular, organic shade of green, from the tips of his toes to the top of his head.

He's dressed in a purple and black outfit that utterly clashes with his skin tone, set off by a pair of high, stiff boots--also gold. In the 31st century, it's quite stylish. He has a L-star ring on his left ring finger, and a tool belt carrying any number of gizmos, gewgaws, and devices.


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Born on the planet Colu in the 31st century, Brainiac 5 did not have a happy childhood. Given the propensity for his line to exibit massive intellect dovetailed with severe megalomania, his freedoms were severely curtailed until he got fed up and volunteered to be Colu's representative to a sketchy notion some huckster named R.J. Brande had sold to the United Planets government called the "Legion of Super-Heroes." The Coluans were, all told, glad to be rid of him, and then surprised when he not only didn't try to conquer the universe, but served with the Legion as a member of distiction. Some nebulous event which he is "not at liberty to describe" has caused him to come to the 21st century where he is engaged in the dual hobby of trying not to screw up the future while being an insufferable smarty-pants.


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R.J. Brande's notes:

"Querl Dox does not suffer idiots lightly, and on his bad days you should assume yourself to be idiot until proven innocent. His big problem is that he KNOWS how smart he is, and when he's not careful that makes him both overconfident and absolutely insufferable. That said, the boy's actually a well of compassion and empathy, which he tries to bottle up because deep down inside, he's afraid it's just a matter of time until he goes bad like so many others who've carried his "honorific", and he considers establishing close bonds with people when he's just going to hurt them later to be downright sadistic. I think in the end his ultimate strength is his conscience, which when wielded in tandem with his intellect, makes him truly super-heroic."


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Brainiac 5 is what Coluans call a twelfth-level intellect, the top of their scale and somewhat of a freak achievement even for Coluans, who seldom register below a seventh-level intellect. This manifests in his ability to grasp complex concepts, perform complex calculations quickly, focus on a number of tasks at the same time, his problem-solving alacrity, memory, and other higher-level cerebral functions, all of which are off the charts.

It does not, however, help his dating life. Not in the least little bit. Sigh.


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From R.J. Brande's files:
"Every Legionnaire faces danger in the line of duty, and each of them has their specialties in a combat situation. Querl is what you'd call 'support'. He received the same combat training every member of the Legion did, of course, and I suppose if he ever deigned to throw a punch he'd do it the right way, but it's his intellect and his quick thinking that really make him dangerous. He compensates for any lack of skill with technology, particularly his personal force field. I do worry about him, sometimes--even the most brilliant devices break down, and some of the killers the Legion's fought would love to take a shot at a vulnerable Brainiac 5."

From R.J. Brande's dossier:
"Ultra Boy once told me Querl can wire anything into anything, and he wasn't far off the mark. I have seen him cobble together functioning devices from spare parts and build supercomputers out of junk. If he doesn't have the tools, give him enough time and he'll invent those as well. I have few doubts that if I gave him a sharp piece of flint and sufficient resources he'd have a functioning (by any standards but his own) headquarters up and running inside of a month."

From R.J. Brande's files:
"Though he would prefer to be in his lab cuddled together with his mistresses theory and application, Querl is as likely to wind up in the role of Team Greasemonkey as he is team doctor. He's just too good at figuring out how things work, taking them apart, and putting them back together. If I gave him three broken down freighters he could give me a Legion Cruiser and spare parts!"

From R.J. Brande's dossier:
"Though it causes him no end of consternation, the Legion has often pressed Querl into service as a stopgap medic and doctor on away missions and when boots on the ground were scarce. His advanced grasp of the high sciences extends into medicine, and he has proven capable of studying and treating any number of maladies--even ones which no one had ever heard of before! He is a little shakier on surgery, I think in part due to a lack of experience, but competent there, as well. However, I have been asked by his teammates to note in the Legion's files that his bedside manner is absolutely lousy."

From R.J. Brande's dossier:

"Querl is the most gifted scientist I've ever seen. His grasp of both theory and application across the scientific spectrum is staggering, though he tends to focus more on the "hard" sciences, and while he could quote theory at you all day, his applicative grasp of "soft" sciences like psychology and sociology are, quite frankly, dismal. Still, give the boy a lab, and he'll work wonders. I have been a firsthand witness to Querl proving and demonstrating new discoveries in both biology and robotics. On the same day."


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Legion Flight Ring
From Brainiac 5's notes:
"The Legion Flight ring is my design, a simple trifle of antigravity technology powered by a small piece of Valorium, an element which produces an anti-gravity field when an electromagnetic charge is run through it. The technology in the ring shapes the field and allows mental control of it through the nervous system. The ring also doubles as a Legion communicator keyed to the DNA code of an individual Legionnaire, capable of functioning at a distance of light-years with minimal lag."

Personal Force Field
From Brainiac 5's notes:

"I created the Personal Force Field when it became apparent that the Legion was going to force me out of the lab and into the field. The field uses Zero Point Energy to function as a manipulatable barrier against all forms of energy across the known spectrum ranging from kinetic impact to high levels of radiation. The field can also be used to simulate enhanced strength and even short-range hands-free manipulation of objects or people. It is also useful to keep people from touching me. Serendipitous, that."


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From Brainiac 5's notes:
"While I bear it with good grace, the name 'Brainiac' isn't an honorific-it's a curse. I carry it as a reminder that I come from what one might poetically call a 'dark seed' of megalomaniac eugenicists, monstrous beings who seek to transcend the flesh and become creatures of pure intellect and knowledge. In my darkest moments, I see the appeal, and I wonder if perhaps that might be my destiny too, something buried deep within my genetic makeup that I cannot escape. But then I look at the good I have done, the friends I have made, and I know that I can't just throw that away. I will devote my life to undoing the cold-hearted evil the Brainiacs have done. I have to."

From Brainiac 5's notes:

"The M-word. I know that 'magical thinker' is a term dogmatic skeptics like to use to describe those who believe that phenomenon can arise from no cause, and I'm also aware that magic is not that simple. It is not 'no cause', but rather 'cause unknown'. I can see the scientific method in magical formula, the implementation of a process to get a desired result. That's comprehensible to me. The problem I have is accepting 'cause unknown'. Magic requires an implicit acceptance that there are limits on one's intellect and one's ability to perceive reality. And if there is one thing I am bad at, it is acknowledging limits to my intellect. The one area where I have consistently failed is in engaging magical phenomenon and magical threats."


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Title Date Scene Summary
Tomorrow's News, Today April 18th, 2023 Superman is Empathetic. Brainy is drowning himself in work.
Gar /can/ has cheezeburger (It's a meme) April 17th, 2023 Gar does some streaming and winds up conversing with (likely) his only Coluan fan. Then they have a tour of the Tower and get acquainted in person.
Long Live the Legion! April 9th, 2023 The Darkness Saga is here.
How Dare You January 11th, 2020 Polar Boy tries to force a confrontation with Brainiac 5 over the latter's desire to leave the Legion. It doesn't go as well as he'd hoped.
The Pancea Project: Epilogue 2 - A Battlefield Execution December 30th, 2019 Arguments are had over what to do with the Stellaris siblings, and Brainiac 5's desire to quit the team.
The Panacea Project: Epilogue December 29th, 2019 The Legion has loose ends to tie up after COMPUTO's defeat at Theta-4.
The Panacea Project: Where There is Life, There is Hope December 19th, 2019 The Legion confronts C.O.M.P.U.T.O. on its new base of operations...
So, About Those Nanites... November 25th, 2019 Brainy gets told the bad news about what's behind the misbehaving nanites.
The Panacea Project: Cruiser Lab Investigation November 24th, 2019 Things get heated in the lab when Brainiac and Invisible Kid become suspicious of Mon-El's behavior.
The Panacea Project: Morally Bankrupt Or an Idiot November 20th, 2019 The Legion learns more disturbing news from Azeilia Stellaris.
The Panacea Project: So, How Was Your First Day on the Job November 17th, 2019 All the hard work comes after a mission...
Power Training November 10th, 2019 The Legion holds a tryout and induction for Alex Power and Drake!
A Talk on the Cruiser November 7th, 2019 Brainiac and Lar have a serious discussion regarding recent events.
LoSH Recruitment Event October 12th, 2019 A Legion recruitment event in Metropolis ends violently when Grail and Mon-El get in a fight.
Science Fiction Double Feature October 10th, 2019 Legion boys talked about relationships and feelings.
Happy Fun Brainy October 9th, 2019 Drake runs into Lar and Lyle again after some time of being apart. He also meets Brainiac 5.
The Dreaded Question October 6th, 2019 Brainiac and Invisible speak to Del Gand again. This time he's a lot less grumpy.
=30th century meets 31st in the 21st.. September 17th, 2019 Brainiac 5 meets Impulse and the two time travelers bond while reactivating Gideon
A Colossal Boob September 15th, 2019 The Legion continues to deal with the situation on Theseus.
A Royal Family Matter August 25th, 2019 The Legion sets out on a 'diplomatic' mission to help Lar reconcile with the Daxamite Royal Family, but things get messy when when Tyran'tar, Grail, and the Guardians of the Galaxy become involved.
Toil and Trouble August 6th, 2019 Dispersed Legionnaires return to the cruiser.
It's Only A That's No Moon October 7th, 2017 Summary needed
All the King's Horses October 5th, 2017 Brainy's back, but not really all in one piece yet. Reassembly is a family affair.
Anti-Mind over Anti-Matter Part 2: In the Clutches of the Wraith October 1st, 2017 Rescuing Brainiac 5 hits a glitch. Continued from Anti-Mind over Anti-Matter.
Anti-Mind over Anti-Matter September 29th, 2017 The cavalry is going in to rescue Brainiac 5. It goes well enough. Up to a point.
The Construction of the Fables September 25th, 2017 Lyle and son talk about the present, and the potential future.
Revelations September 21st, 2017 Lyle explains what's going on. As best he can. It's awkward.
Calling Granddad September 20th, 2017 Summary needed
The Green-Eyed Monster September 20th, 2017 There's a new Brainiac 5 in town.
Temporal research. No, really! September 10th, 2017 In the name of temporal research, Lyle and Querl hit the city. Or maybe that's just an excuse to go on a date.
Clean-Up Crew September 5th, 2017 Timber Wolf has cleanup duty in the cargo bay, and he's visited by Brainiac 5 then Invisible Kid. (before "Can I go? Huh? Can I?")
Two Peas In A Space Pod (Temporary Title) September 2nd, 2017 Summary needed
Truck Stop Off The Third Exit About 1/3 Way Through The Universe August 30th, 2017 Summary needed
Sing And Tell Sweet Lies August 27th, 2017 Summary needed
I Just Got Out of the Tube, Man August 25th, 2017 Summary needed
Oh Brave New World August 24th, 2017 Summary needed
On The Dock of the Bay August 20th, 2017 Some quiet time with the Legion's lab rats.
We Are Legion August 20th, 2017 Sometimes even superheroes need to play.
Cats Under the Stars August 17th, 2017 Summary needed
Dawning of the Age August 5th, 2017 Summary needed
Brainy Is A Great Scientist (But A Terrible Person) August 2nd, 2017 Summary needed
How To Make Micro Lad Sad July 31st, 2017 Summary needed
Brainiac Res/U/Rre/X/Ion: Start Program July 30th, 2017 Summary needed
Invisible Kid's Amazing Invisible Cat July 26th, 2017 Summary needed
Science and Progress July 26th, 2017 Summary needed
The Fantastic Four Investigates July 25th, 2017 Summary needed
The Legion Vs. Garth's Cooking July 23rd, 2017 Summary needed
When single shines the triple sun / What was sundered and undone July 23rd, 2017 Summary needed
The Most Electrifying Man... July 22nd, 2017 Garth is here, and Brainy has a mission
A Pin, Dropped Slowly onto the Point July 21st, 2017 Brainiac 5 tells Invisible Kid & Triplicate Girl he's going on a mission. They aren't letting him leave alone.
Just One Little Thing... July 18th, 2017 Lyle's ready to test his miniaturization serum. Brainy's right there to help.
Just (Legion) Cruisin' July 16th, 2017 Summary needed
Guess What I Did, Brainy July 13th, 2017 Luorno tells Brainiac 5 about the plan to fight Micro Lad with The Wasp.
Little Problems July 12th, 2017 More planning on how to deal with the Legion's Little Pest, way past Lyle's bedtime.
Cruisin' With The Wasp July 10th, 2017 The Legion of Superheroes has Janet Van Dyne over for a guest dinner.
Space 2025: Hey Kids, Get Off My Space Lawn July 9th, 2017 Abigail Brand visits the Legion Cruiser to make certain that they're not a threat.
party planner July 5th, 2017 Summary needed
To Gather Stones Together July 2nd, 2017 Summary needed
The Cold Metal Future July 1st, 2017 Summary needed
Small Problems June 30th, 2017 Summary needed
You Gotta Know Your Limits (With A Boombox) June 26th, 2017 Well, now that we know what the problem is, what the heck do we do about it?
Metropolis Mayhem June 25th, 2017 Another Legion member appears, and it's Phantom Girl! The Legion reunites, and stops a gang fight. And then, PIZZA!
Night at the Museum June 24th, 2017 Summary needed
Reconstruction of the Fables June 23rd, 2017 Summary needed
Solemn Oaths June 21st, 2017 Summary needed
Three Times The Fu June 20th, 2017 Triplicate Girl appears in Central Park to reunite with her beloved Legion members with supplies to get them home ... but it's not going to be that easy.
Finding Moby June 18th, 2017 Space-whales!
Nura Nal's Arrival June 17th, 2017 Summary needed
Kodachrome June 16th, 2017 Summary needed
After-Effects June 15th, 2017 Morning in the Legion Cruiser (such as it is!)
Afterimages June 15th, 2017 Summary needed
Step Four: Throw Away the Plan June 14th, 2017 Lyle and Brainy, theorizing again. Mon-El wanders in for a while. After he leaves, a little alcohol makes its appearance and the lab rats engage in some soul-baring.
LSH in the 21st Century June 11th, 2017 The Legion plays Roulette's game, for the life of their teammate!
Out of Time June 9th, 2017 Summary needed
Why Don't People Understand (My Intentions) June 9th, 2017 Brainiac 5 taps Invisible Kid to be his deputy.
Earthbound June 6th, 2017 Dyrk and Brainy reveal their frustrations to each other, and work some of them out.
Completing the Syllogism June 5th, 2017 Summary needed
From my Heart and From my Hand; June 5th, 2017 Summary needed
Play It Safe June 3rd, 2017 Summary needed
Stick-it to 'em for Stick-Ups May 31st, 2017 Summary needed
If you like it then you should put a (Flight) ring on it May 29th, 2017 As a note: In a backstory to be published later, Dyrk Magz was able to locate Brainiac 5's distress call, and his omnicom was used to splice together a device to cure Querl's case of time lag. But Officer Magz wasn't the only Legion ally out there searching for distress calls...
Stranger in a Strange Suit May 29th, 2017 Summary needed
Resynchronized Perceptions May 29th, 2017 Summary needed
Social Distortion, or May 25th, 2017 Suzanne and Iron Fist investigate the strange broadcast distortions happening in Metropolis.


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In the Midst October 1st, 2017 Summary needed


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