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In the DCU, there is another Earth where [[MirrorUniverse life is reversed]]. The human heart is on the right side, and morality is switched around. Supervillains such as LexLuthor and Slade Wilson are some of this world's greatest heroes. But on the other end of the spectrum, there is the [[PsychoRangers Crime Syndicate]]. Made up of {{Evil Counterpart}}s of the JusticeLeague, they run an empire of organized, superpowered crime that has all but taken over the world. Lex Luthor, in a desperate attempt to stop them, crosses over to the mainstream DC Universe to ask the League for help. While the League agrees, they're facing off against a world overflowing with supervillains, and Owlman ({{Franchise/Batman}}'s Evil Counterpart) has his own deadly agenda...

This direct-to-DVD film was originally planned as a ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeague Unlimited'' prequel film, dealing with how the League decided to make the jump to HeroesUnlimited after ''Starcrossed''. After JLU was cancelled, the film was re-imagined to show off the mainstream DCU. Still, the tone is perfect for a {{Franchise/DCAU}} entry, and the JLU roots are still very obvious. (For example: Absent Hawkgirl, Funny Flash, Watchtower being rebuilt, and the HeroesUnlimited is still a plot point.)

An important fact to keep in mind is that, despite the similarities between the two factions, the Crime Syndicate of America is ''not'' composed of {{Evil Twin}}s of the Justice League of America. Though [[AllThereInTheManual not explained within the film itself]], the members of the Syndicate have different personal and professional backgrounds, with different origins for their superpowers and different secret identities. They are {{Expy}}s, which is why the "twins" have different voice-actors[[hottip:*:Bar Green Lantern]]; they are actually not the same people as those in the League.
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!!''Justice League: Crisis on Two Earths'' contains examples of the following tropes:

* AbsolutelyHappened: It takes very little mental effort to pretend that this movie is part of the DCAU canon.
* AllThereInTheScript: Olympia, the superpowered woman with a spear who fights Wonder Woman and is her Mirror Universe counterpart with regards to powers and origin, is never named in the movie.
* AllYourBaseAreBelongToUs: The Super Family "pops over to the universe next door". Later, the League repays the favor.
* AnnoyingArrows: Justified for J'onn. It's pretty hard to hit anything vital on a shapeshifter.
* ApocalypseHow: [[spoiler: Owlman attempts a Class Z, which Batman ends up foiling. Batman's efforts knock it down to a Class X on an uninhabited Earth.]]
** [[spoiler:Earth Prime suffered a Class 6, having been knocked out of its orbit. The entire surface is barren and only the slightest of traces that there ever was civilization remains.]]
* AreWeThereYet: "That wasn't funny the first 'fifteen times' you said it either!"
* ArsonMurderAndAdmiration: Superwoman explains that Owlman is her kind of psychopath.
* ArtMajorPhysics: The QED trigger can't be destroyed because it's PureEnergy but even if that is true, energy can be converted from one form to another and/or dissipated. Still, it's a common enough trope in this genre to be ignored.
* AxeCrazy: Superwoman. Owlman, too, but he's more quiet about it.
* BadassAbnormal: Owlman's suit is designed to augment his physical strength and durability. He is able to briefly overpower Wonder Woman during their first encounter (before she throws him off a plane). At one point he even shrugs off an explosive Batman places on his cowl.
* BadassBoast:
** Ultraman points out why ''he'' is the Boss of Bosses.
** Aquaman is told Captain Super is stronger than him:
--->'''Aquaman:''' That remains to be seen. *bitchslap!*
* BadassGrandpa: Uncle Super appears to be the strongest of Superwoman's Made Men, as he takes the most effort to take down for the expanded League.
* BadassLongcoat: Evil Black Canary/Scream Queen.
* BadassNormal: Batman once again proves why he is the king of this trope.
* TheBaroness: Superwoman.
* [[BatmanCanBreatheInSpace Batman and Owlman Can Breathe In Space]]: [[spoiler: Earth-Prime does not look like it should have much of an atmosphere left]].
* BattleButler: Evil Jimmy Olsen. Ultraman's Pal, doorman, chauffeur, etc.
* BeamOWar: Superman, Ultraman, Green Lantern and Power Ring.
* BearsAreBadNews: Vixen's Crime Syndicate counterpart shapeshifts into a bear to attack Wonder Woman.
* BeardOfEvil: Captain Super, aka Evil Captain Marvel.
* BigBad: Ultraman [[spoiler:is not this; Owlman is.]]
* BewareTheSuperman: Or Ultraman. Or especially [[spoiler:[[BigBad Owlman.]]]]
* BigDamnHeroes:
** A few superheroes come to Batman's rescue, and they are eventually the first members of the HeroesUnlimited.
** Martian Manhunter does this twice, [[spoiler: the second time with backup from President Wilson and some {{Space Marine}}s.]]
* BroughtToYouByTheLetterS: Superman, of course, but also Owlman, Johnny Quick, Ultraman and Superwoman and her Made Men.
* CardCarryingVillain: Crime Syndicate of America. Right there in the name, people!
* TheCavalry: [[spoiler: "I brought the Marines."]]
* ChekhovsGun: Superwoman threatens to send Batman to an icy world devoid of life. [[spoiler: It is where Batman sends Owlman and the QED.]]
* CombatPragmatist: Owlman uses a gun in his fistfight with Wonder Woman, with predictable results.
* CompositeCharacter:
** This Superwoman is the thematic double of Franchise/WonderWoman, but her actual powers and origin are those of [[{{ComicBook/Shazam}} Mary Marvel]]. Previous comic incarnations of the character have also had her double as Lois Lane and made her a Kryptonian.
** There is a Crime Syndicate member, named Vamp, who appears to be a combination of ComicBook/{{Vixen}} and [[WesternAnimation/TeenTitans Beast Boy]].
** Another similar combination occurs with a character named Sai, whose name, and being amongst Owlman's Made Men along with other members whose counterparts have been members of the Outsiders (of which Batman has been a founder and leader) suggests a Crime Syndicate counterpart to Katana. However, her overall appearance, as well as her use of a cat-like mask, recalls [[WesternAnimation/TeenTitans Cheshire]].
* ContemplateOurNavels: Seems to be Owlman's super-power.
* ContinuityNod: It is not a DCAU film anymore, but Bruce Timm has said that most of the original plot was still intact. Included in this film is the construction of the second Justice League Watchtower, the expansion of the League and Wonder Woman obtaining her invisible jet. These events all occurred during the gap between ''JusticeLeague'' and ''Justice League Unlimited.''
* CosmicKeystone: [[spoiler:Owlman thinks Earth-Prime is one for the whole multiverse. Apparently just that Earth, not its universe.]]
* CrapsackWorld: The governments are busy appeasing a horde of supervillains who are only waiting for sufficient leverage in order to TakeOverTheWorld, and the Justice League has been eliminated save for one member. [[BigDamnHeroes Cue the Earth-1 Justice League.]]
* CreepyMonotone: James Woods as Owlman.
* DanceBattler: Breakdance, or Evil Vibe, tries to be this.
* DarkActionGirl: Superwoman.
* DeadpanSnarker: Even though he has only a few minutes onscreen, {{Firestorm}} proves to be one.
* DesignatedGirlfight: Averted. Although Wonder Woman and Superwoman fight each other in the big team battle, Diana has a struggle with Owlman aboard his plane, and curb stomps several male mooks in a truck and warehouse. Superwoman also fights Batman.
* {{Determinator}}: We never see Batman receiving medical attention after he (narrowly) survives his encounter with Superwoman, suggesting that [[spoiler: he spent the next two-thirds of the film fighting with at least one broken rib, AND he beat Owlman who is wearing PowerArmor in the final act. To summarize [[BadassNormal Batman]] took on his own PowerArmor-wearing EvilCounterpart with at least one broken rib and probably a mess of other internal injuries and WON, if not barely]].
* DissonantSerenity: Owlman. So, so much.
* DolledUpInstallment: Something of an [[InvertedTrope inversion]] - The film was originally written as a DCAU entry, and the process of adapting it into DC's current franchise of ''stand-alone'' movies mainly consisted of filing the serial numbers off.
* TheDragon: Each of the Crime Syndicate's core members has a QuirkyMinibossSquad of supervillains, which they call "Made Men". They each have about seven Made Men, but they trust some more than others:
** Ultraman has Evil Jimmy Olsen.
** Superwoman has Captain Super (Evil [[{{Shazam}} Captain Marvel]], with a uniform and BeardOfEvil that make him look like Black Adam.)
** Johnny Quick has an Evil(er?) Lobo/Warwolf.
** Power Ring has Olympia (Wonder Woman's counterpart with regards to her origin and powers).
** J'edd J'arkus (Evil MartianManhunter) has Angelique/Evil Hawkgirl.
** Owlman's main Made Man is Black Power (Evil Comicbook/BlackLightning), but Superwoman fits better within the scope of the story.
* DyingMomentOfAwesome: The Jester decided that if he had to go, he might as well make it good.
--> '''Jester''': I was down to my last joke anyway... *pulls out a bomb* ... but this one'll ''[[HeroicSacrifice kill ya!]]''
* TheEarthPrimeTheory: The TropeNamer
* EarthShatteringKaboom:
** The Crime Syndicate wants to threaten the governments of their world with complete destruction if they do not submit to their demands.
** [[spoiler: Owlman wants to do it to Earth Prime, and thus the Multiverse. It ends up [[HoistByHisOwnPetard happening to him]], not that he cares.]]
* EasterEgg: Freeze-framing when Good Luthor shows the League a diagram of the Crime Syndicate's organization tree lets one spot evil versions of heroes like ComicBook/{{Metamorpho}}, BlueBeetle (Ted Kord), [[WesternAnimation/TeenTitans Cyborg]], {{Zatanna}}, Red Tornado, and others.
* EliteMooks: The various superpowered crime families.
* EverythingsBetterWithMonkeys: The Jester has a pet monkey named [[MythologyGag Harley]].
* EvilCounterpart: Basically the entire plot, and inverted with good counterparts for the supervillains. {{Lampshaded}} by Martian Manhunter, when he states that his Earth's Rose Wilson is probably evil (she's actually an AntiVillain).
* ExpressiveMask: Averted with Owlman, who's eyes are always wide open (giving a very unsettling effect), but played straight with Batman, Flash, and every other masked hero and villain in the film.
* EyesAlwaysShut: Captain Super and Uncle Super, referencing the classic squinty depiction of Captain Marvel in general.
* FamousLastWords:
-->[[spoiler:'''Owlman:''' It doesn't matter.]]
-->[[spoiler:'''Johnny Quick:''' Good one mate.]]
* FieryRedhead: Averted with the tepid Rose Wilson.
* FlyingBrick: Superman and Ultraman are reduced to this archetype.
* {{Foreshadowing}}: Superwoman considers using the quantum trigger to send Batman to a frozen Earth with no life left on it. [[spoiler:Guess where Batman eventually sets the final confrontation to occur?]]
* GoOutWithASmile: The Jester, [[spoiler: Johnny Quick, and Owlman.]]
* GenderBender: Arguably. A shapeshifting supervillainess turns into a distinctly ''male'' lion to attack Wonder Woman.
* GenreSavvy: Superman instantly deduces that the Lex Luthor they meet is from an alternate universe by using his x-ray vision. Good Lex's heart is on the right side, and evil Lex is still in jail.
* HeWhoFightsMonsters: Owlman, because ''he'' blinked.
* HeroesUnlimited: In the single most obvious reference to the DCAU, the League decides to form one.
* HeroicSacrifice:
** The Jester in the opening scene.
** [[spoiler: Johnny Quick, though he was not aware it would be fatal at the time.]] Batman ''warned'' him it would be dangerous, to which he retorted, "Of ''course'' it's dangerous!" and accepted it.
* HeyYouHaymaker: [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MPVr0_qUVbY "Wanna hear a secret?"]]
* HoistByHisOwnPetard: [[spoiler: Owlman. He ''could'' have shut down the bomb that killed him, but he decided that his decision simply did not matter.]]
* HumansAreBastards: Owlman believes this. When Batman suggests that an alternate Earth was devastated by something else, Owlman sounds almost insulted. Owlman counteracts Batman's theory by telling him they both know what humans are capable of.
* IdiotBall / VillainBall: Sure, Superwoman, why don't you ''blow away'' Batman's "smokescreen" rather than ''inhaling it''?
** To be fair, as a most likely invulnerable individual, she wouldn't have any reason to believe that inhaling the gas would be able to harm or impede her. Granted, she could have just blown it away, but maybe she was showing off.
** It's very easy to become overconfident if you're basically invincible. That's how Batman defeats supervillains.
** Rose. Her efforts to organize a human resistance via open political rallies are completely foolish given that the enemy can vaporize her and all the attendees from orbit. Lex by contrast only openly opposes the Crime Syndicate when he has the means to do so and that gets results.
* ImpaledWithExtremePrejudice: The Jester. He gets his own back though.
* IronicEcho: "''Count again''."
* JediMindTrick: The Crime Syndicate [[CompellingVoice member]] [[CharmPerson Model Citizen (Evil Looker)]] tries to do this on Flash. It is even lampshaded by Flash as well when he tries to snap out of it:
--> '''Flash''': Hey this is just like the Jedi mind trick!
--> '''Model Citizen''': This is not like the Jedi mind trick.
--> '''Flash''': This is not like the Jedi mind trick...
* TheMafia: The Crime Syndicate is a mix between these and your standard supervillain teams, with family heads and Made Men. Just to hammer things in, Ultraman is from {{Joisey}}.
--> '''Ultraman:''' You think you can come to my place of business, an' call me out?
* TheMagnificentSevenSamurai
* MeaningfulName: Owlman's bomb is called the Q.E.D., or Quod Erat Demonstratum.
* MirrorUniverse: Somewhat. The main differences are that organ orientation is reversed and good and evil characters have switched sides.
* MisanthropeSupreme: [[spoiler:Owlman.]]
* MissingMom: Rose Wilson appears to have grown up entirely with her father, as her mother was assassinated by Ultraman years ago.
* MookHorrorShow: Martian Manhunter and Red Archer's [[CurbStompBattle "fight"]] plays out like a scene with a RedShirt fighting a horror movie monster.
* NakedPeopleAreFunny: Good Lex proves this in his first meeting with the Justice League.
--> "Whoa! And they call ''me'' the Flash..."
* NamesTheSame: Superman's EvilCounterpart has nothing to do with [[UltraMan those giant silver guys]] who save Tokyo from {{Kaiju}} attacks.
* NearVillainVictory
* NeverTrustATitle: ''Crisis On Two Earths'' is the name of a classic DC storyline involving parallel universes, however, the Crime Syndicate universe is not one of them.
* NietzscheWannabe: [[spoiler:Owlman, who believes that [[AllTheMyriadWays parallel universes render free will meaningless]]. Which is why he wants to blow them up. Heck, he doesn't even ''care'' during his death scene.]]
* NotSoDifferent: [[spoiler:Owlman insists this to Batman. Batman demurs [[Creator/FriedrichNietzsche ("You blinked.")]]]]
* NukeEm: The only thing stopping the Crime Syndicate from completely taking over the world was the threat of a nuclear strike.
* OhCrap:
** Flash yells this when he unwittingly speeds out of the air base and begins plummeting to the ground below. Luckily, Green Lantern saves him.
** During the League's face-off with the Syndicate, Flash and Johnny Quick destroy a piece of science equipment while fighting each other and Quick began hurling the broken pieces at Flash. Flash not only manages to dodge and deflect all the flying shards, but actually ''reassembles the device and hands it to Quick''. Quick responds with a rather apt "[[PrecisionFStrike Bugger]]" before Flash [[TalkToTheFist punches him in the face]].
** The Jester and Luthor get a good one in the beginning when they realize the Syndicate is already coming for them.
** [[spoiler:Owlman has one at the climax. Sure, he decided it did not matter in the end, but he did look very panicked before he came to this conclusion and the bomb went off.]]
** Archer has a lovely one on the docks when J'onn rises up behind him as a giant sea serpent.
* OmnicidalManiac: [[spoiler: Owlman. Superwoman]] is one by association.
* OurPresidentsAreDifferent: President Wilson. You might be more familiar with his EvilCounterpart [[WesternAnimation/TeenTitans Slade]] [[BadassNickname "Deathstroke"]] [[ProfessionalKiller Wilson.]]
* PapaWolf: Yeah, that's right Ultraman, send an assassin to kill President Slade's daughter, it is not like he will not hold anything against you and arrive at your headquarters driving a tank with marines and nuclear weapons. Oh, he will? [[NiceJobFixingItVillain Oops]].
* PetTheDog: Ultraman seems genuinely upset at Superman and Lex Luthor beating up his Made Man Jimmy Olsen.
* PinballProtagonist: Among the six protagonist Leaguers, Green Lantern does little more than just... be there.
* PoweredArmor: Owlman's costume and Good Lex Luthor's suit.
* [[PsychopathicManchild Psychopathic Womanchild]]: Superwoman. She is willing to help [[spoiler: [[OmnicidalManiac blow up the universe]]]] just because her crush wants to, and generally acts like a nasty little girl. Given that she is Mary Marvel--a teenager in an adult body--this makes a lot of sense.
* PreAssKickingOneLiner: Black Canary before she uses her Canary Cry on one of the Made Men point blank.
-->"Wanna hear a secret?"
* ThePresidentsDaughter: Rose Wilson.
* PresidentEvil: Inverted. Though he is reluctant to take decisive action against the Syndicate, President Slade Wilson is the ''good'' version of the supervillain Slade "Deathstroke" Wilson.
* PunchPunchPunchUhOh: Lex Luthor pounds [[NighInvulnerable ineffectively]] on Ultraman, then the latter slams him into a building.
* RapidAging: [[spoiler:Johnny Quick becomes a victim of this when he uses his superspeed powers to open a portal for Batman to travel into the Earth-Prime dimension in order to stop Owlman from destroying all reality.]]
* RealityEnsues: Normally the plots of comic book adaptations are more accommodating to BadassNormal types like Batman and low powered characters like BlackCanary but both are shown to struggle and Batman's evil counterpart uses PoweredArmor to hold his own.
** Black Canary's evil counterpart is dispatched unceremoniously by the Flash.
* RebelliousPrincess: Rose.
* RedemptionEqualsDeath: [[spoiler: Johnny Quick.]]
* RockPaperScissors: Lampshaded by Green Lantern ("I've played this game before!"), summoning a rock to crush scissors.
* ShoutOut: Several to the ''Franchise/{{Alien}}'' franchise. The most noticeable is when Batman enters a scene in a construction MiniMecha that looks very much like Ripley's power loader suit from ''Film/{{Aliens}}''. The actual angle of the camera is also almost identical. And the space marines at the end have Pulse rifles.
** One of Martian Manhunters is an image of the JLA's first adventure fighting Starro.
* ShutUpHannibal: Batman does this '''twice''' to Owlman during the climax. The first time he asks if Owlman intends to talk him to death, the next one is one of the biggest Moments Of Awesome in the film. Wonder Woman does this to Superwoman as well.
* ShutUpKirk: Owlman gets one off on Batman.
-->'''Batman:''' If we're really alike, you know this is wrong. You must have been a good man once.
-->'''Owlman:''' '''''No.''''' Not good. Never ''good''. After all, I'm only human.
* SlasherSmile: Owlman.
* SmugSuper: All of the Syndicate members are ungodly smug about their powers.
* SpotlightStealingSquad: It is not as bad as in some adaptations, but as ever, Batman (and his EvilCounterpart, Owlman) do hog a lot of the action, especially in the finale. Somewhat unavoidable with [[spoiler:Owlman being the BigBad]] and all.
* StatuesqueStunner: Wonder Woman, naturally, and Superwoman as well, especially since [[http://fav.me/d2ko7u9 concept art]] shows her as even taller than Superman.
* StealthPun: When the mugshots for the villains come up, one of them looks like Mr. Terrific, except with a H on his face, making him Mr. Horrific.
** "Made Men" is not only a Stealth Pun, but a DoubleEntendre. Many of the villains of the CSA are literally ''made'', as in transformed from normal people into superpowered beings, such as Superwoman's lieutenants and Jimmy Olsen.
* StrongAsTheyNeedToBe: Owlman's suit. At first he's able to overpower Wonder Woman, then when he's fighting Batman that's completely ignored, and when they fight on [[spoiler: Earth Prime]], Owlman kicks his ass at first, but he's still not as strong as he was in the start of the film.
* SuicidalCosmicTemperTantrum: [[spoiler: Owlman]]'s reaction to learning that for every decision in one universe, in another a different decision was made.
* TakeThatKiss: Superwoman does one to Batman.
* TakingYouWithMe: The Jester does this to evil Manhunter and Hawkgirl.
* TankGoodness: At the end, the president shows up driving a tank.
* TheStoic: Batman, naturally, and Owlman.
* TheSyndicate: With plans to become TheEmpire.
* ThisLooksLikeAJobForAquaman: Averted. When Superwoman breaks into the Earth One JLA quarters, Batman calls for some heroes, among them, Aquaman. Do you see a body of water or some fishes he can call? No. He's a capable fighter over the surface.
* TechnoBabble: Lex.
--> '''Flash:''' Some of us don't speak ''Franchise/StarTrek''.
* ThisIsSomethingHesGotToDoHimself: Good Lex Luthor may have sorely needed the help from Earth-1's Justice League, but he knows the symbolic importance of fighting Ultraman himself. If the people of his Earth can not stand up to the Crime Syndicate, then there is no chance at all of it sticking once the Justice League leaves. [[spoiler: This is echoed in the ending when [[BigDamnHeroes President Wilson and the Marines]] come to arrest the surviving Syndicate members.]]
* TinyGuyHugeGirl: Owlman and Superwoman.
* UnholyMatrimony: Owlman and Superwoman. While they had this relationship in the comics, Superwoman was ''Ultraman'''s wife and she mainly kept up the affair with Owlman to spite him.
* UngratefulBastard: Oh, you just saved [[spoiler: the multiverse]]? Ultraman does not care.
* VitriolicBestBuds: At the beginning of the movie, Flash complains that Batman had turned him into a guinea pig and that he does not feel that Batman likes him very much. At the end they need [[spoiler: superspeed to open a "doorway". Flash steps up, but Batman tells him he is too slow and Johnny Quick offers to do it.]] At the end, it turns out that the job Batman needed done [[spoiler: drained the life out of Johnny, and killed him, and ''that'' is why Batman would not let his universe's Flash do the job.]]
** On the other hand, Batman initially refused to even ''help'' the alternate Earth because it wasn't ''his'' Earth. [[spoiler:He would have sacrificed a ''good'' alternate version of the Flash, too.]]
* WeldTheLock: Alexander Luthor welds the vault door to slow down the Crime Syndicate.
* WeNamedTheMonkeyJack: The Alternate Joker had a monkey named Harley.
* WhatHappenedToTheMouse:Where exactly did Captain Super go during the final confrontation?
* WhyDontYaJustShootHim: Superman asks Good Lex why he did not just destroy the MacGuffin to keep it out of the Syndicate's hands; Lex replies "It's [[PureEnergy pure energy]] - it '''can't''' be destroyed."
* WingedHumanoid: Angelique/Evil Hawkgirl
* WouldHitAGirl: Superman had no problem battling Superwoman. Given that she is as strong as he is (give or take) and evil, this makes sense.
* WrestlerInAllOfUs: In this adaptation, Wonder Woman mercilessly uses several professional wrestling moves. She actually busts out a ''sidebuster'' against Vixen, and the fight against Superwoman is no-holds-barred. Diana opens the final fight against Superwoman with a flying drop-kick, and finishes with a modified butterfly suplex and an elbow-drop.
* YouShallNotPass: The Jester pulls this in the intro, and manages to bring down a Evil MartianManhunter and Angelique/Evil Hawkgirl in the process.
* YoureInsane: [[spoiler:What Batman says to Owlman after he reveals his plan to destroy Earth Prime and so prevent humanity from ever existing.]]
-->'''[[spoiler:Owlman]]''': Does it really matter? There are alternate versions of me that you could find quite charming.
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In the DCU, there is another Earth where [[MirrorUniverse life is reversed]]. The human heart is on the right side, and morality is switched around. Supervillains such as LexLuthor and Slade Wilson are some of this world's greatest heroes. But on the other end of the spectrum, there is the [[PsychoRangers Crime Syndicate]]. Made up of {{Evil Counterpart}}s of the JusticeLeague, they run an empire of organized, superpowered crime that has all but taken over the world. Lex Luthor, in a desperate attempt to stop them, crosses over to the mainstream DC Universe to ask the League for help. While the League agrees, they're facing off against a world overflowing with supervillains, and Owlman ({{Franchise/Batman}}'s Evil Counterpart) has his own deadly agenda...

This direct-to-DVD film was originally planned as a ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeague Unlimited'' prequel film, dealing with how the League decided to make the jump to HeroesUnlimited after ''Starcrossed''. After JLU was cancelled, the film was re-imagined to show off the mainstream DCU. Still, the tone is perfect for a {{Franchise/DCAU}} entry, and the JLU roots are still very obvious. (For example: Absent Hawkgirl, Funny Flash, Watchtower being rebuilt, and the HeroesUnlimited is still a plot point.)

An important fact to keep in mind is that, despite the similarities between the two factions, the Crime Syndicate of America is ''not'' composed of {{Evil Twin}}s of the Justice League of America. Though [[AllThereInTheManual not explained within the film itself]], the members of the Syndicate have different personal and professional backgrounds, with different origins for their superpowers and different secret identities. They are {{Expy}}s, which is why the "twins" have different voice-actors[[hottip:*:Bar Green Lantern]]; they are actually not the same people as those in the League.
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!!''Justice League: Crisis on Two Earths'' contains examples of the following tropes:

* AbsolutelyHappened: It takes very little mental effort to pretend that this movie is part of the DCAU canon.
* AllThereInTheScript: Olympia, the superpowered woman with a spear who fights Wonder Woman and is her Mirror Universe counterpart with regards to powers and origin, is never named in the movie.
* AllYourBaseAreBelongToUs: The Super Family "pops over to the universe next door". Later, the League repays the favor.
* AnnoyingArrows: Justified for J'onn. It's pretty hard to hit anything vital on a shapeshifter.
* ApocalypseHow: [[spoiler: Owlman attempts a Class Z, which Batman ends up foiling. Batman's efforts knock it down to a Class X on an uninhabited Earth.]]
** [[spoiler:Earth Prime suffered a Class 6, having been knocked out of its orbit. The entire surface is barren and only the slightest of traces that there ever was civilization remains.]]
* AreWeThereYet: "That wasn't funny the first 'fifteen times' you said it either!"
* ArsonMurderAndAdmiration: Superwoman explains that Owlman is her kind of psychopath.
* ArtMajorPhysics: The QED trigger can't be destroyed because it's PureEnergy but even if that is true, energy can be converted from one form to another and/or dissipated. Still, it's a common enough trope in this genre to be ignored.
* AxeCrazy: Superwoman. Owlman, too, but he's more quiet about it.
* BadassAbnormal: Owlman's suit is designed to augment his physical strength and durability. He is able to briefly overpower Wonder Woman during their first encounter (before she throws him off a plane). At one point he even shrugs off an explosive Batman places on his cowl.
* BadassBoast:
** Ultraman points out why ''he'' is the Boss of Bosses.
** Aquaman is told Captain Super is stronger than him:
--->'''Aquaman:''' That remains to be seen. *bitchslap!*
* BadassGrandpa: Uncle Super appears to be the strongest of Superwoman's Made Men, as he takes the most effort to take down for the expanded League.
* BadassLongcoat: Evil Black Canary/Scream Queen.
* BadassNormal: Batman once again proves why he is the king of this trope.
* TheBaroness: Superwoman.
* [[BatmanCanBreatheInSpace Batman and Owlman Can Breathe In Space]]: [[spoiler: Earth-Prime does not look like it should have much of an atmosphere left]].
* BattleButler: Evil Jimmy Olsen. Ultraman's Pal, doorman, chauffeur, etc.
* BeamOWar: Superman, Ultraman, Green Lantern and Power Ring.
* BearsAreBadNews: Vixen's Crime Syndicate counterpart shapeshifts into a bear to attack Wonder Woman.
* BeardOfEvil: Captain Super, aka Evil Captain Marvel.
* BigBad: Ultraman [[spoiler:is not this; Owlman is.]]
* BewareTheSuperman: Or Ultraman. Or especially [[spoiler:[[BigBad Owlman.]]]]
* BigDamnHeroes:
** A few superheroes come to Batman's rescue, and they are eventually the first members of the HeroesUnlimited.
** Martian Manhunter does this twice, [[spoiler: the second time with backup from President Wilson and some {{Space Marine}}s.]]
* BroughtToYouByTheLetterS: Superman, of course, but also Owlman, Johnny Quick, Ultraman and Superwoman and her Made Men.
* CardCarryingVillain: Crime Syndicate of America. Right there in the name, people!
* TheCavalry: [[spoiler: "I brought the Marines."]]
* ChekhovsGun: Superwoman threatens to send Batman to an icy world devoid of life. [[spoiler: It is where Batman sends Owlman and the QED.]]
* CombatPragmatist: Owlman uses a gun in his fistfight with Wonder Woman, with predictable results.
* CompositeCharacter:
** This Superwoman is the thematic double of Franchise/WonderWoman, but her actual powers and origin are those of [[{{ComicBook/Shazam}} Mary Marvel]]. Previous comic incarnations of the character have also had her double as Lois Lane and made her a Kryptonian.
** There is a Crime Syndicate member, named Vamp, who appears to be a combination of ComicBook/{{Vixen}} and [[WesternAnimation/TeenTitans Beast Boy]].
** Another similar combination occurs with a character named Sai, whose name, and being amongst Owlman's Made Men along with other members whose counterparts have been members of the Outsiders (of which Batman has been a founder and leader) suggests a Crime Syndicate counterpart to Katana. However, her overall appearance, as well as her use of a cat-like mask, recalls [[WesternAnimation/TeenTitans Cheshire]].
* ContemplateOurNavels: Seems to be Owlman's super-power.
* ContinuityNod: It is not a DCAU film anymore, but Bruce Timm has said that most of the original plot was still intact. Included in this film is the construction of the second Justice League Watchtower, the expansion of the League and Wonder Woman obtaining her invisible jet. These events all occurred during the gap between ''JusticeLeague'' and ''Justice League Unlimited.''
* CosmicKeystone: [[spoiler:Owlman thinks Earth-Prime is one for the whole multiverse. Apparently just that Earth, not its universe.]]
* CrapsackWorld: The governments are busy appeasing a horde of supervillains who are only waiting for sufficient leverage in order to TakeOverTheWorld, and the Justice League has been eliminated save for one member. [[BigDamnHeroes Cue the Earth-1 Justice League.]]
* CreepyMonotone: James Woods as Owlman.
* DanceBattler: Breakdance, or Evil Vibe, tries to be this.
* DarkActionGirl: Superwoman.
* DeadpanSnarker: Even though he has only a few minutes onscreen, {{Firestorm}} proves to be one.
* DesignatedGirlfight: Averted. Although Wonder Woman and Superwoman fight each other in the big team battle, Diana has a struggle with Owlman aboard his plane, and curb stomps several male mooks in a truck and warehouse. Superwoman also fights Batman.
* {{Determinator}}: We never see Batman receiving medical attention after he (narrowly) survives his encounter with Superwoman, suggesting that [[spoiler: he spent the next two-thirds of the film fighting with at least one broken rib, AND he beat Owlman who is wearing PowerArmor in the final act. To summarize [[BadassNormal Batman]] took on his own PowerArmor-wearing EvilCounterpart with at least one broken rib and probably a mess of other internal injuries and WON, if not barely]].
* DissonantSerenity: Owlman. So, so much.
* DolledUpInstallment: Something of an [[InvertedTrope inversion]] - The film was originally written as a DCAU entry, and the process of adapting it into DC's current franchise of ''stand-alone'' movies mainly consisted of filing the serial numbers off.
* TheDragon: Each of the Crime Syndicate's core members has a QuirkyMinibossSquad of supervillains, which they call "Made Men". They each have about seven Made Men, but they trust some more than others:
** Ultraman has Evil Jimmy Olsen.
** Superwoman has Captain Super (Evil [[{{Shazam}} Captain Marvel]], with a uniform and BeardOfEvil that make him look like Black Adam.)
** Johnny Quick has an Evil(er?) Lobo/Warwolf.
** Power Ring has Olympia (Wonder Woman's counterpart with regards to her origin and powers).
** J'edd J'arkus (Evil MartianManhunter) has Angelique/Evil Hawkgirl.
** Owlman's main Made Man is Black Power (Evil Comicbook/BlackLightning), but Superwoman fits better within the scope of the story.
* DyingMomentOfAwesome: The Jester decided that if he had to go, he might as well make it good.
--> '''Jester''': I was down to my last joke anyway... *pulls out a bomb* ... but this one'll ''[[HeroicSacrifice kill ya!]]''
* TheEarthPrimeTheory: The TropeNamer
* EarthShatteringKaboom:
** The Crime Syndicate wants to threaten the governments of their world with complete destruction if they do not submit to their demands.
** [[spoiler: Owlman wants to do it to Earth Prime, and thus the Multiverse. It ends up [[HoistByHisOwnPetard happening to him]], not that he cares.]]
* EasterEgg: Freeze-framing when Good Luthor shows the League a diagram of the Crime Syndicate's organization tree lets one spot evil versions of heroes like ComicBook/{{Metamorpho}}, BlueBeetle (Ted Kord), [[WesternAnimation/TeenTitans Cyborg]], {{Zatanna}}, Red Tornado, and others.
* EliteMooks: The various superpowered crime families.
* EverythingsBetterWithMonkeys: The Jester has a pet monkey named [[MythologyGag Harley]].
* EvilCounterpart: Basically the entire plot, and inverted with good counterparts for the supervillains. {{Lampshaded}} by Martian Manhunter, when he states that his Earth's Rose Wilson is probably evil (she's actually an AntiVillain).
* ExpressiveMask: Averted with Owlman, who's eyes are always wide open (giving a very unsettling effect), but played straight with Batman, Flash, and every other masked hero and villain in the film.
* EyesAlwaysShut: Captain Super and Uncle Super, referencing the classic squinty depiction of Captain Marvel in general.
* FamousLastWords:
-->[[spoiler:'''Owlman:''' It doesn't matter.]]
-->[[spoiler:'''Johnny Quick:''' Good one mate.]]
* FieryRedhead: Averted with the tepid Rose Wilson.
* FlyingBrick: Superman and Ultraman are reduced to this archetype.
* {{Foreshadowing}}: Superwoman considers using the quantum trigger to send Batman to a frozen Earth with no life left on it. [[spoiler:Guess where Batman eventually sets the final confrontation to occur?]]
* GoOutWithASmile: The Jester, [[spoiler: Johnny Quick, and Owlman.]]
* GenderBender: Arguably. A shapeshifting supervillainess turns into a distinctly ''male'' lion to attack Wonder Woman.
* GenreSavvy: Superman instantly deduces that the Lex Luthor they meet is from an alternate universe by using his x-ray vision. Good Lex's heart is on the right side, and evil Lex is still in jail.
* HeWhoFightsMonsters: Owlman, because ''he'' blinked.
* HeroesUnlimited: In the single most obvious reference to the DCAU, the League decides to form one.
* HeroicSacrifice:
** The Jester in the opening scene.
** [[spoiler: Johnny Quick, though he was not aware it would be fatal at the time.]] Batman ''warned'' him it would be dangerous, to which he retorted, "Of ''course'' it's dangerous!" and accepted it.
* HeyYouHaymaker: [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MPVr0_qUVbY "Wanna hear a secret?"]]
* HoistByHisOwnPetard: [[spoiler: Owlman. He ''could'' have shut down the bomb that killed him, but he decided that his decision simply did not matter.]]
* HumansAreBastards: Owlman believes this. When Batman suggests that an alternate Earth was devastated by something else, Owlman sounds almost insulted. Owlman counteracts Batman's theory by telling him they both know what humans are capable of.
* IdiotBall / VillainBall: Sure, Superwoman, why don't you ''blow away'' Batman's "smokescreen" rather than ''inhaling it''?
** To be fair, as a most likely invulnerable individual, she wouldn't have any reason to believe that inhaling the gas would be able to harm or impede her. Granted, she could have just blown it away, but maybe she was showing off.
** It's very easy to become overconfident if you're basically invincible. That's how Batman defeats supervillains.
** Rose. Her efforts to organize a human resistance via open political rallies are completely foolish given that the enemy can vaporize her and all the attendees from orbit. Lex by contrast only openly opposes the Crime Syndicate when he has the means to do so and that gets results.
* ImpaledWithExtremePrejudice: The Jester. He gets his own back though.
* IronicEcho: "''Count again''."
* JediMindTrick: The Crime Syndicate [[CompellingVoice member]] [[CharmPerson Model Citizen (Evil Looker)]] tries to do this on Flash. It is even lampshaded by Flash as well when he tries to snap out of it:
--> '''Flash''': Hey this is just like the Jedi mind trick!
--> '''Model Citizen''': This is not like the Jedi mind trick.
--> '''Flash''': This is not like the Jedi mind trick...
* TheMafia: The Crime Syndicate is a mix between these and your standard supervillain teams, with family heads and Made Men. Just to hammer things in, Ultraman is from {{Joisey}}.
--> '''Ultraman:''' You think you can come to my place of business, an' call me out?
* TheMagnificentSevenSamurai
* MeaningfulName: Owlman's bomb is called the Q.E.D., or Quod Erat Demonstratum.
* MirrorUniverse: Somewhat. The main differences are that organ orientation is reversed and good and evil characters have switched sides.
* MisanthropeSupreme: [[spoiler:Owlman.]]
* MissingMom: Rose Wilson appears to have grown up entirely with her father, as her mother was assassinated by Ultraman years ago.
* MookHorrorShow: Martian Manhunter and Red Archer's [[CurbStompBattle "fight"]] plays out like a scene with a RedShirt fighting a horror movie monster.
* NakedPeopleAreFunny: Good Lex proves this in his first meeting with the Justice League.
--> "Whoa! And they call ''me'' the Flash..."
* NamesTheSame: Superman's EvilCounterpart has nothing to do with [[UltraMan those giant silver guys]] who save Tokyo from {{Kaiju}} attacks.
* NearVillainVictory
* NeverTrustATitle: ''Crisis On Two Earths'' is the name of a classic DC storyline involving parallel universes, however, the Crime Syndicate universe is not one of them.
* NietzscheWannabe: [[spoiler:Owlman, who believes that [[AllTheMyriadWays parallel universes render free will meaningless]]. Which is why he wants to blow them up. Heck, he doesn't even ''care'' during his death scene.]]
* NotSoDifferent: [[spoiler:Owlman insists this to Batman. Batman demurs [[Creator/FriedrichNietzsche ("You blinked.")]]]]
* NukeEm: The only thing stopping the Crime Syndicate from completely taking over the world was the threat of a nuclear strike.
* OhCrap:
** Flash yells this when he unwittingly speeds out of the air base and begins plummeting to the ground below. Luckily, Green Lantern saves him.
** During the League's face-off with the Syndicate, Flash and Johnny Quick destroy a piece of science equipment while fighting each other and Quick began hurling the broken pieces at Flash. Flash not only manages to dodge and deflect all the flying shards, but actually ''reassembles the device and hands it to Quick''. Quick responds with a rather apt "[[PrecisionFStrike Bugger]]" before Flash [[TalkToTheFist punches him in the face]].
** The Jester and Luthor get a good one in the beginning when they realize the Syndicate is already coming for them.
** [[spoiler:Owlman has one at the climax. Sure, he decided it did not matter in the end, but he did look very panicked before he came to this conclusion and the bomb went off.]]
** Archer has a lovely one on the docks when J'onn rises up behind him as a giant sea serpent.
* OmnicidalManiac: [[spoiler: Owlman. Superwoman]] is one by association.
* OurPresidentsAreDifferent: President Wilson. You might be more familiar with his EvilCounterpart [[WesternAnimation/TeenTitans Slade]] [[BadassNickname "Deathstroke"]] [[ProfessionalKiller Wilson.]]
* PapaWolf: Yeah, that's right Ultraman, send an assassin to kill President Slade's daughter, it is not like he will not hold anything against you and arrive at your headquarters driving a tank with marines and nuclear weapons. Oh, he will? [[NiceJobFixingItVillain Oops]].
* PetTheDog: Ultraman seems genuinely upset at Superman and Lex Luthor beating up his Made Man Jimmy Olsen.
* PinballProtagonist: Among the six protagonist Leaguers, Green Lantern does little more than just... be there.
* PoweredArmor: Owlman's costume and Good Lex Luthor's suit.
* [[PsychopathicManchild Psychopathic Womanchild]]: Superwoman. She is willing to help [[spoiler: [[OmnicidalManiac blow up the universe]]]] just because her crush wants to, and generally acts like a nasty little girl. Given that she is Mary Marvel--a teenager in an adult body--this makes a lot of sense.
* PreAssKickingOneLiner: Black Canary before she uses her Canary Cry on one of the Made Men point blank.
-->"Wanna hear a secret?"
* ThePresidentsDaughter: Rose Wilson.
* PresidentEvil: Inverted. Though he is reluctant to take decisive action against the Syndicate, President Slade Wilson is the ''good'' version of the supervillain Slade "Deathstroke" Wilson.
* PunchPunchPunchUhOh: Lex Luthor pounds [[NighInvulnerable ineffectively]] on Ultraman, then the latter slams him into a building.
* RapidAging: [[spoiler:Johnny Quick becomes a victim of this when he uses his superspeed powers to open a portal for Batman to travel into the Earth-Prime dimension in order to stop Owlman from destroying all reality.]]
* RealityEnsues: Normally the plots of comic book adaptations are more accommodating to BadassNormal types like Batman and low powered characters like BlackCanary but both are shown to struggle and Batman's evil counterpart uses PoweredArmor to hold his own.
** Black Canary's evil counterpart is dispatched unceremoniously by the Flash.
* RebelliousPrincess: Rose.
* RedemptionEqualsDeath: [[spoiler: Johnny Quick.]]
* RockPaperScissors: Lampshaded by Green Lantern ("I've played this game before!"), summoning a rock to crush scissors.
* ShoutOut: Several to the ''Franchise/{{Alien}}'' franchise. The most noticeable is when Batman enters a scene in a construction MiniMecha that looks very much like Ripley's power loader suit from ''Film/{{Aliens}}''. The actual angle of the camera is also almost identical. And the space marines at the end have Pulse rifles.
** One of Martian Manhunters is an image of the JLA's first adventure fighting Starro.
* ShutUpHannibal: Batman does this '''twice''' to Owlman during the climax. The first time he asks if Owlman intends to talk him to death, the next one is one of the biggest Moments Of Awesome in the film. Wonder Woman does this to Superwoman as well.
* ShutUpKirk: Owlman gets one off on Batman.
-->'''Batman:''' If we're really alike, you know this is wrong. You must have been a good man once.
-->'''Owlman:''' '''''No.''''' Not good. Never ''good''. After all, I'm only human.
* SlasherSmile: Owlman.
* SmugSuper: All of the Syndicate members are ungodly smug about their powers.
* SpotlightStealingSquad: It is not as bad as in some adaptations, but as ever, Batman (and his EvilCounterpart, Owlman) do hog a lot of the action, especially in the finale. Somewhat unavoidable with [[spoiler:Owlman being the BigBad]] and all.
* StatuesqueStunner: Wonder Woman, naturally, and Superwoman as well, especially since [[http://fav.me/d2ko7u9 concept art]] shows her as even taller than Superman.
* StealthPun: When the mugshots for the villains come up, one of them looks like Mr. Terrific, except with a H on his face, making him Mr. Horrific.
** "Made Men" is not only a Stealth Pun, but a DoubleEntendre. Many of the villains of the CSA are literally ''made'', as in transformed from normal people into superpowered beings, such as Superwoman's lieutenants and Jimmy Olsen.
* StrongAsTheyNeedToBe: Owlman's suit. At first he's able to overpower Wonder Woman, then when he's fighting Batman that's completely ignored, and when they fight on [[spoiler: Earth Prime]], Owlman kicks his ass at first, but he's still not as strong as he was in the start of the film.
* SuicidalCosmicTemperTantrum: [[spoiler: Owlman]]'s reaction to learning that for every decision in one universe, in another a different decision was made.
* TakeThatKiss: Superwoman does one to Batman.
* TakingYouWithMe: The Jester does this to evil Manhunter and Hawkgirl.
* TankGoodness: At the end, the president shows up driving a tank.
* TheStoic: Batman, naturally, and Owlman.
* TheSyndicate: With plans to become TheEmpire.
* ThisLooksLikeAJobForAquaman: Averted. When Superwoman breaks into the Earth One JLA quarters, Batman calls for some heroes, among them, Aquaman. Do you see a body of water or some fishes he can call? No. He's a capable fighter over the surface.
* TechnoBabble: Lex.
--> '''Flash:''' Some of us don't speak ''Franchise/StarTrek''.
* ThisIsSomethingHesGotToDoHimself: Good Lex Luthor may have sorely needed the help from Earth-1's Justice League, but he knows the symbolic importance of fighting Ultraman himself. If the people of his Earth can not stand up to the Crime Syndicate, then there is no chance at all of it sticking once the Justice League leaves. [[spoiler: This is echoed in the ending when [[BigDamnHeroes President Wilson and the Marines]] come to arrest the surviving Syndicate members.]]
* TinyGuyHugeGirl: Owlman and Superwoman.
* UnholyMatrimony: Owlman and Superwoman. While they had this relationship in the comics, Superwoman was ''Ultraman'''s wife and she mainly kept up the affair with Owlman to spite him.
* UngratefulBastard: Oh, you just saved [[spoiler: the multiverse]]? Ultraman does not care.
* VitriolicBestBuds: At the beginning of the movie, Flash complains that Batman had turned him into a guinea pig and that he does not feel that Batman likes him very much. At the end they need [[spoiler: superspeed to open a "doorway". Flash steps up, but Batman tells him he is too slow and Johnny Quick offers to do it.]] At the end, it turns out that the job Batman needed done [[spoiler: drained the life out of Johnny, and killed him, and ''that'' is why Batman would not let his universe's Flash do the job.]]
** On the other hand, Batman initially refused to even ''help'' the alternate Earth because it wasn't ''his'' Earth. [[spoiler:He would have sacrificed a ''good'' alternate version of the Flash, too.]]
* WeldTheLock: Alexander Luthor welds the vault door to slow down the Crime Syndicate.
* WeNamedTheMonkeyJack: The Alternate Joker had a monkey named Harley.
* WhatHappenedToTheMouse:Where exactly did Captain Super go during the final confrontation?
* WhyDontYaJustShootHim: Superman asks Good Lex why he did not just destroy the MacGuffin to keep it out of the Syndicate's hands; Lex replies "It's [[PureEnergy pure energy]] - it '''can't''' be destroyed."
* WingedHumanoid: Angelique/Evil Hawkgirl
* WouldHitAGirl: Superman had no problem battling Superwoman. Given that she is as strong as he is (give or take) and evil, this makes sense.
* WrestlerInAllOfUs: In this adaptation, Wonder Woman mercilessly uses several professional wrestling moves. She actually busts out a ''sidebuster'' against Vixen, and the fight against Superwoman is no-holds-barred. Diana opens the final fight against Superwoman with a flying drop-kick, and finishes with a modified butterfly suplex and an elbow-drop.
* YouShallNotPass: The Jester pulls this in the intro, and manages to bring down a Evil MartianManhunter and Angelique/Evil Hawkgirl in the process.
* YoureInsane: [[spoiler:What Batman says to Owlman after he reveals his plan to destroy Earth Prime and so prevent humanity from ever existing.]]
-->'''[[spoiler:Owlman]]''': Does it really matter? There are alternate versions of me that you could find quite charming.
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* BewareTheSuperman: Or Ultraman. Or especially Owlman.

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* BigBad: Ultraman [[spoiler:is not this; Owlman is.]]
* BewareTheSuperman: Or Ultraman. Or especially [[spoiler:[[BigBad Owlman.]]]]
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** [[spoiler:Earth Prime suffered a Class 6, having been knocked out of its orbit. The entire surface is barren and only the slightest of traces that there ever was civilization remains.

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** [[spoiler:Earth Prime suffered a Class 6, having been knocked out of its orbit. The entire surface is barren and only the slightest of traces that there ever was civilization remains.]]
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-->[[spoiler:'''Johnny Quick:''' Good one mate.

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-->[[spoiler:'''Johnny Quick:''' Good one mate.]]



* NotSoDifferent. Owlman insists this to Batman. Batman demurs [[Creator/FriedrichNietzsche ("You blinked.")]]

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* NotSoDifferent. Owlman NotSoDifferent: [[spoiler:Owlman insists this to Batman. Batman demurs [[Creator/FriedrichNietzsche ("You blinked.")]]")]]]]



** Owlman has one at the climax. Sure, he decided it did not matter in the end, but he did look very panicked before he came to this conclusion and the bomb went off.

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** Owlman [[spoiler:Owlman has one at the climax. Sure, he decided it did not matter in the end, but he did look very panicked before he came to this conclusion and the bomb went off.]]



* RapidAging: Johnny Quick becomes a victim of this when he uses his superspeed powers to open a portal for Batman to travel into the Earth-Prime dimension in order to stop Owlman from destroying all reality.

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* RapidAging: Johnny [[spoiler:Johnny Quick becomes a victim of this when he uses his superspeed powers to open a portal for Batman to travel into the Earth-Prime dimension in order to stop Owlman from destroying all reality.]]



* SpotlightStealingSquad: It is not as bad as in some adaptations, but as ever, Batman (and his EvilCounterpart, Owlman) do hog a lot of the action, especially in the finale.

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* SpotlightStealingSquad: It is not as bad as in some adaptations, but as ever, Batman (and his EvilCounterpart, Owlman) do hog a lot of the action, especially in the finale. Somewhat unavoidable with [[spoiler:Owlman being the BigBad]] and all.



* StrongAsTheyNeedToBe: Owlman's suit. At first he's able to overpower Wonder Woman, then when he's fighting Batman that's completely ignored, and when they fight on [[spoiler: Earth Prime]], Owlman initially kicks his ass at first, but he's still not as strong as he was in the start of the film.

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* StrongAsTheyNeedToBe: Owlman's suit. At first he's able to overpower Wonder Woman, then when he's fighting Batman that's completely ignored, and when they fight on [[spoiler: Earth Prime]], Owlman initially kicks his ass at first, but he's still not as strong as he was in the start of the film.



** On the other hand, Batman initially refused to even ''help'' the alternate Earth because it wasn't ''his'' Earth. He would have sacrificed a ''good'' alternate version of the Flash, too.

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** On the other hand, Batman initially refused to even ''help'' the alternate Earth because it wasn't ''his'' Earth. He [[spoiler:He would have sacrificed a ''good'' alternate version of the Flash, too.]]



* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: When Superwoman goes to the Justice League's universe, she brings along all three of her Made Men. When she goes back, only Captain Super returns with her. While it is implied that Batman's allies attend to Uncle Super and Captain Super Jr., they completely drop off the radar after the League officially returns.

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* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: When Superwoman goes to the Justice League's universe, she brings along all three of her Made Men. When she goes back, only WhatHappenedToTheMouse:Where exactly did Captain Super returns with her. While it is implied that Batman's allies attend to Uncle Super and Captain Super Jr., they completely drop off go during the radar after the League officially returns.final confrontation?



* YoureInsane: What Batman says to Owlman after [[spoiler:he reveals his plan to destroy Earth Prime and so prevent humanity from ever existing.]]
-->'''Owlman''': Does it really matter? There are alternate versions of me that you could find quite charming.

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* YoureInsane: What [[spoiler:What Batman says to Owlman after [[spoiler:he he reveals his plan to destroy Earth Prime and so prevent humanity from ever existing.]]
-->'''Owlman''': -->'''[[spoiler:Owlman]]''': Does it really matter? There are alternate versions of me that you could find quite charming.
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** Earth Prime suffered a Class 6, having been knocked out of its orbit. The entire surface is barren and only the slightest of traces that there ever was civilization remains.

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** Earth [[spoiler:Earth Prime suffered a Class 6, having been knocked out of its orbit. The entire surface is barren and only the slightest of traces that there ever was civilization remains.



* CosmicKeystone: Owlman thinks Earth-Prime is one for the whole multiverse. Apparently just that Earth, not its universe.

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* CosmicKeystone: Owlman [[spoiler:Owlman thinks Earth-Prime is one for the whole multiverse. Apparently just that Earth, not its universe.]]



-->'''[[spoiler: Owlman]]:''' It doesn't matter.
-->'''[[spoiler: Johnny Quick]]:''' Good one mate.

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-->'''[[spoiler: Owlman]]:''' -->[[spoiler:'''Owlman:''' It doesn't matter.
-->'''[[spoiler: Johnny Quick]]:'''
matter.]]
-->[[spoiler:'''Johnny Quick:'''
Good one mate.



* {{Foreshadowing}}: Superwoman considers using the quantum trigger to send Batman to a frozen Earth with no life left on it. Guess where Batman eventually sets the final confrontation to occur?

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* {{Foreshadowing}}: Superwoman considers using the quantum trigger to send Batman to a frozen Earth with no life left on it. Guess [[spoiler:Guess where Batman eventually sets the final confrontation to occur?occur?]]



* MisanthropeSupreme: Owlman

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* MisanthropeSupreme: Owlman[[spoiler:Owlman.]]



* NietzscheWannabe: Owlman, who believes that [[AllTheMyriadWays parallel universes render free will meaningless]]. [[spoiler: Which is why he wants to blow them up. Heck, he doesn't even ''care'' during his death scene.]]

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* NietzscheWannabe: Owlman, [[spoiler:Owlman, who believes that [[AllTheMyriadWays parallel universes render free will meaningless]]. [[spoiler: Which is why he wants to blow them up. Heck, he doesn't even ''care'' during his death scene.]]
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* RockPaperScissors: Lampshaded by Green Lantern ("I know this game!"), summoning a rock to crush scissors.

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* RockPaperScissors: Lampshaded by Green Lantern ("I know ("I've played this game!"), game before!"), summoning a rock to crush scissors.



-->'''Owlman''': It doesn't really matter. There are alternate versions of me that you could find quite charming.

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-->'''Owlman''': It doesn't Does it really matter. matter? There are alternate versions of me that you could find quite charming.
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* TheCavalry: [[spoiler: "I called in the Marines."]]

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* TheCavalry: [[spoiler: "I called in brought the Marines."]]
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* AreWeThereYet: "It wasn't funny the first fifteen times!"

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* AreWeThereYet: "It "That wasn't funny the first fifteen times!"'fifteen times' you said it either!"
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* BearsAreBadNews: Vixen's Crime Syndicate counterpart shapeshifts into a bear to attack Wonder Woman.



* EverythingsWorseWithBears: Vixen's Crime Syndicate counterpart shapeshifts into a bear to attack Wonder Woman.
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