- TELLUS: I--I thought I could employ my telepathy in tandem with that of the Lanothians to unite the Kryptonians against Brainiac as one -- but the minds of your people are inaccessible, Kal-El. Even with our combined telepathic might, we cannot affect their thoughts now.
- SUPERMAN; Something's keeping you out of their minds?
- JECKIE: What could be doing that? Something Brainiac's created--?
- TELLUS: Yes. Brainiac's created the only thing that could completely override rational thought. Fear. Abject fear.
Brainiac, Karl Rove, separated at Birth?