Brainchild (comics)

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Brainchild from X-Treme X-Men: Savage Land #3 (Jan 2002). Pencils by Kevin Sharpe, inks by Danny Miki.
Publication information
Publisher Marvel Comics
First appearance X-Men #62 (Nov 1969)
Created by Roy Thomas and Neal Adams
In-story information
Species Savage Land Mutate
Team affiliations Savage Land Mutates
Abilities Superhuman intelligence

Brainchild is a fictional character appearing in American comic books published by Marvel Comics.

Publication history[edit]

Brainchild first appeared in X-Men vol. 1 #62-63 (November–December 1969), and was created by Roy Thomas and Neal Adams.

The character subsequently appears in Avengers #105 (November 1972), Marvel Fanfare #1-4 (March–September 1982), Uncanny X-Men Annual #12 (1988), Uncanny X-Men #249-250 (September–October 1989), #274-275 (March–April 1991), Wolverine #69-71 (May–July 1993), X-Treme X-Men: Savage Land #1-4 (November 2001-February 2002), X-Men Unlimited #6 (September 1994), New Avengers #1-2 (January–February 2005), #4-5 (April–May 2005), Uncanny X-Men #457-459 (May–July 2005), Sentinel Squad O*N*E #3-4 (May–June 2006), Cable & Deadpool #49 (March 2008), and Marvel Comics Presents #6-7 (April–May 2008).

Brainchild appeared as part of the "Savage Land Mutates" entry in the Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe Deluxe Edition #11.

Fictional character biography[edit]

Brainchild was once a Swamp Man of the Savage Land, a tropical preserve hidden in Antarctica. He became one of the Savage Land Mutates, changed by Magneto to give him unusually high intelligence, although he at least formerly only had the emotional level of a child.[volume & issue needed] Brainchild was one of Magneto's first Savage Land Mutates, and has been involved in all the Mutates' subsequent activities.

He is central to the selling of the Savage Land's resources to a corrupt faction within S.H.I.E.L.D.[1]

Powers and abilities[edit]

Brainchild’s superhuman intelligence and computer-like mind enable him to make scientific and mathematical calculations with the speed and accuracy of a highly advanced computer.

Other versions[edit]

  • Barbarus and Brainchild are eaten by the zombified Ka-Zar and Zabu in Marvel Zombies Vs. The Army of Darkness.[2]
  • Brainchild appears in a two-part What If? story: #46 (February 1993) - 'What If... Cable Had Destroyed The X-Men?' and #47 (March 1993) - 'What If... Magneto Took Over The USA?'

In other media[edit]

Brainchild appears in the X-Men: The Animated Series episode "Reunion" parts I and II along with the other Savage Land Mutates including Vertigo, Sauron and Amphibius. Xavier briefly wonders if he is the "Master" the Mutates refer to and follow, but it is in fact Mister Sinister.


  1. ^ New Avengers #5 (May 1, 2005)
  2. ^ Marvel Zombies vs. The Army of Darkness #3 (2007)

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