Wednesday, December 23, 2015

Who's Who: Computo II

Computo II
by Siskoid

Real Name: Danielle Foccart
Super-Power(s): Machine telepathy and control.
Planet of Origin: Earth.
Legion Seniority: Computo II was (alphabetically) the SW6 Legion's second new recruit.

Legion Log 
Danielle Foccart contracted a nervous disorder as a child, an apparently incurable case that came to the attention of Brainiac 5. He determined that he could use his renegade supercomputer, Computo, to effect a remedy. But Brainiac 5 once again lost control of Computo and it entered Danielle's mind, possessing her. Danielle's brother Jacques became the second Invisible Kid to save her and the world. Over the course of the next year, Brainiac 5 finally contained, tamed, and used the Computo matrix to cure Danielle.

When the Dominators took over the Earth and started kidnapping Earthlings to experiment on them to see if they could be turned into metahuman soldiers, Danielle became one of their subjects. The Dominators activated her metagene and gave her the power to mentally communicate with and partially control computers. Because of her powers, she became aware of what was happening in the world outside the Dominator chambers, and eventually used them to free herself and other subjects like Catspaw and Dragonmage. During the escape, she met up with the SW6 Legion and after the liberation and later destruction of Earth, joined it as Computo. When the New Earth team held its first meeting, she was chosen vice-chairperson, and has assumed chairperson duties while the young Cosmic Boy was incapacitated. She played a major part in the transfer of the pocket universe's Earth to the true universe, but vanished in the wake of Zero Hour.

After the Reboot, Danielle was shown only in flashback, as part of her brother Jacques' story. No version of her seems to exist in the Threeboot.

After Infinite Crisis, Danielle's original history has presumably been more or less re-established, at least to a point before the so-called Five-Year Gap. As the Legionnaire Computo from that collapsed timeline, she does appear in Final Crisis: Legion of 3 Worlds and as part of the SW6 Legion who fought the Action Heroes of Earth-4 during Convergence.

After Flashpoint, it would seem Danielle is a member of the Legion, as least the version seen in Justice League United

Important Computo II Stories:

Legion of Super-Heroes (v2) Annual #1
Danielle Foccart's first appearance involves her being possessed by the first Computo

Legion of Super-Heroes (v2) #309-311
Brainiac 5 spends the better part of a year trying to cure Danielle

Legion of Super-Heroes (v2) #312
Danielle is finally cured... or is she?

Legion of Super-Heroes (v4) #33
A captive in the Dominator chambers, Danielle is instrumental in freeing fellow guinea pigs with
her awakened powers

Legion of Super-Heroes (v4) #41
Danielle joins the SW6 Legion as Computo

Legionnaires #1
Computo is made the SW6 Legion's vice-chairperson

Legionnaires #5
Computo saves Ferro's life from Mano

Legionnaires #6
Computp vs. Tharok

Legionnaires #10

Computo is having a terrible day

Legionnaires #14
Computo vs. Sklarian raiders

Valor #22
Computo vanishes from the timeline during Zero Hour

Final Crisis: Legion of 3 Worlds #5
Computo fights Superboy-Prime along with Legionnaires from several timelines

Justice League United #8
Computo appears to be a member of the latest iteration of the Legion

Convergence: Blue Beetle #2
Computo is one of the Legionnaires who fought Earth-4's Action Heroes during Convergence

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