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"A Murderer -- Among Us?": Brainiac 5 is exiled from the Legion and Earth for supposedly murdering An Ryd, but the Legionnaires, led by Chameleon Boy, vow to find t


Quote1.png You must have changed, Stargrave, when you came to our time. You lost your finely-tuned sense of logic and replaced rational thought with emotion. You were ruled by hatred... And in the end, hatred always proves to be a greedy tyrant. It always demands the ultimate tribute from its subjects... Life itself. Quote2.png
Brainiac 5

Legion of Super-Heroes (Volume 2) #273 is an issue of the series Legion of Super-Heroes (Volume 2) with a cover date of March, 1981.

Synopsis for "A Murderer -- Among Us?"

Brainiac 5 is exiled from the Legion and Earth for supposedly murdering An Ryd, but the Legionnaires, led by Chameleon Boy, vow to find the real killer.

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  • The events of Superboy and the Legion of Super-Heroes #223227 are referenced, including Stargrave's defeat in the final issue of that story arc. It is erroneously stated that he was punched by Superboy and Wildfire into the Earth's Sun, but it was actually the sun of Colu. Additionally, it is decided retroactively here that the Legion expected Stargrave to have died as a result, when statements in the actual issue suggested that they believed Stargrave would be permanently trapped. Furthermore, the crux of this issue's plot -- that killing is a violation of the Legion Code which threatens Brainiac 5's membership -- is contradicted by the fact that Superboy and Wildfire initiated actions which were apparently intended to kill Stargrave in #227 and by the fact that Brainy tricks Stargrave into seemingly destroying himself here. (Stargrave is an android, but would still be treated as equivalent to a living organism due to his sentience, which is why Superman has never tried to destroy Brainiac in the 20th Century. See Superman #271 for instance.)
  • It is retroactively established that Pulsar Stargrave and not Brainiac 5 had killed An Ryd and that Stargrave had exacerbated pre-existing insecurities to drive Brainiac 5 insane, making Brainy's actions in using the Miracle Machine to create Omega indirectly Stargrave's doing as well.

Trivia

  • For some reason, the U.P. Inner Council is referred to in this issue as the "United Earth Council."
  • It is hinted that something is mentally wrong with Timber Wolf in this issue, and that Light Lass is aware of it.


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