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The sequel to ''[[WesternAnimation/SupermanBatmanPublicEnemies Superman/Batman: Public Enemies]]'' and the first sequel in the WesternAnimation/DCUniverseAnimatedOriginalMovies line.

The film begins with a huge meteor crashing into Gotham Bay alerting the attention of Batman to the scene. The meteor turns out to have contained a spaceship belonging to a girl possessing the strength and powers of Superman. In her confusion and fear she causes enough damage to warrant Batman using kryptonite to subdue her. Awakening in the Batcave she destroys Batman's scanning equipment but her attempt to flee is halted by Superman. Able to understand her language and provide her reassurance, Kal-El learns she is his cousin Kara Zor-El.

Superman offers to take the young Kara under his wing, despite Batman's suspicions, and teach her how to live among the humans. However Darkseid knows of her arrival and makes plans to use Kara for his own means.

The direct-to-video adaptation is based on "The {{Supergirl}} from Krypton" story arc in ''[[ComicBook/SupermanBatman Superman/Batman]]''. KevinConroy and TimDaly reprise their roles from the first feature and Susan Eisenberg returns as Franchise/WonderWoman, whilst SummerGlau voices Supergirl.

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!!This movie provides examples of:

* AbsurdlySpaciousSewer: Wonder Woman and Big Barda go for a stroll through one on Apokolips.
* AdaptedOut: Bernadeth, another members of the Female Furies who was in the comics isn't in the movie version. Then again, in the comics, she spent the entirety of the Furies' fight with Wonder Woman and Big Barda on the sidelines with Granny. The comic version of the scene at the end when Superman introduced Kara as Supergirl also had the JusticeLeagueOfAmerica, the JusticeSocietyOfAmerica, the ComicBook/TeenTitans, and [[BatmanAndTheOutsiders the Outsiders]] in attendance.
* AllWomenLoveShoes: Kara gets really excited when she passes by a shoe store.
* ArsonMurderAndJaywalking
--> '''Kara:''' I've been chased, shot at, kidnapped, beaten up, had my mind controlled '''and''' IBrokeANail.
* ArtisticLicensePhysics - Early on, we see a blimp damaged, and it promptly falls towards the ground like a plane. They're called "lighter-than-air craft" for a reason, folks.
* ArtShift: ''Public Enemies'' tried to emulate the art syle of Ed [=McGuinness=], who drew the comic version of ''PE''. This movie has an art style trying to emulate the late Michael Turner, who drew "The Supergirl from Krypton".
* BadassNormal: Batman takes out Supergirl, meets an army of Doomsday clones with a "bring it on" attitude and defeats Darkseid by holding his entire planet hostage.
* BackToBackBadasses: Wonder Woman and Barda against the Female Furies.
* BeautyIsNeverTarnished:
** Played straight when Kara faces off with her cousin on Apokolips. Well, she did [[IBrokeANail break a nail]].
** [[spoiler: Averted once Darkseid arrives in Smallville - Kara is even more beat up than Superman at the end.]]
* BerserkButton: Superman is overprotective of his cousin.
* BrainwashedAndCrazy
* BuffySpeak: "I can help [rebuild your house]. I'm good with a hammer, I can... pound... I'm a good pounder."
* CloneDegeneration: The only possible explanation for the semi-even battle on Paradise Island, since the real Doomsday did not just [[TheDeathOfSuperman kill Superman]], but took out ''the entire Justice League first''.
* ClothingDamage:
** Happens to Kara [[FanService a lot]].
** Superman's suit gets pretty torn up [[spoiler: when Darkseid attacks him in Smallvile]]
* CombatStilettos: Kara wears platform shoes during her time as a Female Fury.
* ConservationOfNinjitsu: The pre-battle overhead view shows that the army of Doomsday clones outnumber the Amazon's by at least two-to-one, but the Amazon's still hold them back and even Batman, normal human though he is, is able to best them in hand-to-hand combat. [[CloneDegeneration The fact that they are clones might cover this]], except they apparently retain enough strength to knock Superman to the ground and cause him visible pain.
** UnskilledButStrong[[WildMassGuessing ?]]
* ContinuityNod: The opening scene featured a radio announcer giving a synopsis of the events of the first movie, including the kryptonite asteroid and President Luthor's impeachment. Much of the information has little bearing on the plot of this film, but it does set the stage for Supergirl's arrival, explaining where the Kryptonite meteor shower came from.
* DarkerAndEdgier: It is [[LighterAndSofter lighter]] than [[BatmanUnderTheRedHood the last DC Animated Movie]], but still provides a darker tone and events than ''Public Enemies''.
* DeadpanSnarker: Batman.
* DigitalPiracyIsEvil: The movie was available on-line on September 13, 2010, two weeks and a day before its official release on home video.
* [[DoesNotKnowHisOwnStrength Does Not Know Her Own Strength]]: Kara, especially when she first arrives.
* TheDragon: Kara was this to Darkseid during her stint as leader of the Furies. It was a short stint but she did a pretty good job.
* EvilDetectingDog: Subverted. Krypto does not seem to like Kara at all, a fact that Batman points out given that he is a good judge of character. However, Superman believes his dog is just being a little overprotective and Kara herself is quite evil-free.
* EvilCostumeSwitch: Skin-tight red and black pants with a black bra and CombatStilettos? Is it supposed to be a ''surprise'' that she is evil?
* EvilMakeover: Kara's costume becomes more revealing and metalic post brainwashing.
* EvilMentor: Darkseid to Supergirl.
* ExactWords: Darkseid promises not to come after Supergirl again. [[spoiler: He never said he wouldn't go after Superman himself.]]
* EyeBeams: Comes in original and Omega flavors.
* FakeUltimateMook: Doomsday.
* {{Fanservice}}:
** Supergirl is completely nude when she first arrives, then ends up wearing only an overcoat. She also seems to have a fondness for {{Stripperiffic}} outfits when she goes shopping with Clark, and winds up [[EvilCostumeSwitch wearing a bra during her tenure as Fury]].
** Big Barda is introduced wearing only a towel, and you can see her shadow while she gets dressed.
* {{Fauxshadow}}: We're explicitly shown that the Furies are being sent to abduct Kara, and later we see a shadowy group of female warriors trying to abduct her, including one who uses what appears to be a whip (a la Lashina). But it turns out to be Amazons (including Wonder Woman with her lasso).
* FootFocus: The film really liked [[http://animefeet.blogspot.com/2011/01/supermanbatman-apocalypse-supergirl.html to focus on Kara's feet]].
* GroinAttack: Wonder Woman to Granny Goodness.
* HoistByHisOwnPetard: Kara is able to banish Darkseid by utilizing a skill that he taught her.
* HollywoodHealing: Batman looks pretty good for a guy who [[spoiler: got the crap beat out him by Darkseid.]]
* HumansAreBastards: Darkseid believes this, [[YourApprovalFillsMeWithShame and heartily approves.]]
* IBrokeANail: Kara's final complaint after the Apokolips adventure is that she broke a nail.
* IdiotBall: It seems the Amazons and Wonder Woman of all people pick this up when they go to seek out Kara to train her to control her abilities. Apparently Wonder Woman assumed Superman to be such an unreasonable person that simply requesting her be trained was out of the question. Instead they opted to kidnap her, ''[[TooDumbToLive whilst her cousin was with her]]''. Made worse that when things eventually calm down, Kal-El actually sees the reason in the move and agrees even after being attacked
* InferredHolocaust: Wonder Woman and Harbinger ambush Kara and Superman in a park to demonstrate the risks of leaving her in the city without proper training, highlighting her [[PowerIncontinence inability to control her powers]] and the massive collateral damage that results. She points out that if this attack had happened in daylight, with people in the park, there could have been countless innocent casualties when Kara lost control of her [[EyeBeams heat vision]]. Nobody seems to notice that her beams do not stop after twenty feet: the eye beams that missed the local statues and furniture will keep going ''until they hit something'' (or dissipate after a couple ''miles''). Given that this is a major metropolitan area, the odds are very good that Kara just directly vaporized a person, or demolished a building. More immediate to the discussion is that, since Kara and Superman were walking in the park as simple tourists, it is obviously not empty just because it is night. Though fewer in number than during the day, there would still plenty of people in the immediate area to be killed during this "demonstration."
** Its not actually Laser vision(thats just how writers and animaters interpret it is) but rather Heat vision, odds are after a few miles or so the heat would dessipate.
* InkSuitActor: Unknown if it was intentional, but [[http://www.worldsfinestonline.com/WF/dcuam/apocalypse/media/01.jpg Granny Goodness]] does look kinda like Edward Asner in drag.
* IKnowYoureInThereSomewhereFight
* KnightInSourArmor: Barda.
* LarynxDissonance: EdwardAsner is once again voicing Granny Goodness, so naturally, this trope got invoked.
* LimitBreak: When Superman realizes that the Doomsdays are pushing back the Amazons, likely to overwhelm them, he stops holding back and destroys the lot of them with his heat vision.
* MagicSkirt: Kara first appears naked, then gets her hands on a trenchcoat, after which her flight powers are awakened. This involves her flipping upside down a few times. You do the math.
* MarketBasedTitle: It's generally believed by fans of the comics that WB's disappointment at ''Film/WonderWoman'' not meeting WB's expectations is the reason the movie is called ''Superman/Batman: Apocalypse'' and not ''Superman/Batman: The Supergirl from Krypton''.
* MisplacedNamesPoster: A variation. The opening credits show the logos of the superheroes/villains that appear in the movie, but the actors' names shown alongside them don't match, with the exception of Batman[=/=]KevinConroy. Andre Braugher (Darkseid) appears with the Superman logo; TimDaly (Superman) appears with the Wonder Woman logo; SummerGlau (Supergirl) appears with a logo resembling Big Barda's helmet; and EdwardAsner (Granny Goodness), Susan Eisenberg (Wonder Woman), and Julianne Grossman (Big Barda) appear with a helmet logo for Darkseid.
* MoreThanMindControl: After she is freed, Kara confesses she fears this about how Darkseid took control of her; Superman firmly dismisses that, noting that Darkseid has many resources and specialists to bend anyone's will to his control.
* [[MySisterIsOffLimits My Cousin Is Off Limits]]: Clark gives the DeathGlare to a couple of teenage boys who were eyeing Kara.
* MythologyGag:
** The searchlight-laden police blimps seen patrolling Gotham in the opening of the movie refer to the opening of ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries.''
** The suit of Mister Miracle (Barda's husband) is hanging in Barda's superhero closet.
** The radio news reader is named Vicki - presumably Vale.
** The jetpack rig Batman uses on Apokolips looks very much like Orion's.
* NakedOnArrival: Kara.
* OnlySixFaces: The main characters are all visually distinct from one another, but they blur together with supporting characters to an extent that almost seems deliberate. The writers seem to realize this, since when [[spoiler: Lyla]] dies her name is actually spoken aloud so that it is clear whose body is being held. Apparently this is actually the case ''in the movie'', as Harbinger is not able to recognize ''herself'' in a prohetic vision, mistaking her own body for Supergirl's.
* PapaWolf: Superman. Any indication of someone even attempting to harm Kara is pretty much Kal-El's BerserkButton.
* PowerIncontinence: When Supergirl first arrives on earth she has a lot of trouble controlling her powers. This results in several scenes where her laser vision activates that she cannot turn off, and even an occurance of her floating off the ground and being unable to get down again.
* RedShirtArmy: The Amazon soldiers who engage the Doomsday clones. By the end of the battle, there's barely enough of them to form a single-file line, out of what appeared to be an entire battalion.
* RoleReprisal: Just like [[WesternAnimation/SupermanBatmanPublicEnemies the first movie]], TimDaly and KevinConroy reprise the roles of Superman and Batman. Joining them in this outing are Susan Eisenberg as Wonder Woman and EdwardAsner as Granny Goodness.
* ShowDontTell: The movie features many time jumps (ranging from a few hours to a few ''months'') and attempts to reveal what happened in this missed time with clumsy exposition. Kara shares only a single scene with Lyla, during which they both talk about how great it is that they are best friends and have been for several months, and Superman and Supergirl battle over Apokolips while Superman exposits that its clear Darkseid has complete control over her. However, never is there a scene showing Kara and Lyla forming a friendship, or a scene showing ''any'' kind of brainwashing, torture or mind control being used on Supergirl. Much of it simply has to be [[TakeOurWordForIt taken on faith]] that it happened at all, and it lessens a lot of the impact of the events on-screen.
* SpaceIsCold: [[spoiler:Darkseid's body freezes solid in the void of space when he is sent there after Kara reconfigured his Mother Box.]]
* {{Stripperiffic}}:
** Lashina's outfit (in both the movie and the comic it is based on) can be summed up as "her traditional mask, a pair of pants, and a bra."
** Kara tries on numerous outfits while touring Metroplis with Clark, several of which he adamantly refuses to let her wear. When she joins Darkseid, [[EvilCostumeSwitch her top is essentially just a bra]].
* StatuesqueStunner: Big Barda appears to help rescue Supergirl.
* StuntCasting: [[http://www.toonzone.net/news/articles/35385/nycc2010-a-roundtable-discussion-with-bruce-timm Bruce Timm admits]] it's the reason behind most of the casting choices for the DC Animates series, including choosing Braugher over Ironside.
* SwissCheeseSecurity: Apokolips might have plenty of roving bands of bloodthirsty monsters, but actually having somebody stationed near the room filled with planet-busting bombs, or having a guard outside the door to Darkseid's chambers, seems to be expecting too much.
* TakeOurWordForIt: None of the brainwashing of Supergirl is shown on screen, nor is it even described in detail. She appears, acts BrainwashedAndCrazy and Superman describes her as being controlled by Darkseid, but we have only his word for this. There is no on-screen evidence at all to even imply that Supergirl is acting under any sort of coercion.
* ThouShallNotKill: Though Superman would never intentionally kill anyone, he does warn Darkseid to never come back.
* ThrowingYourShieldAlwaysWorks: Wonder Woman does this at least once.
* TornadoMove: Superman [[NoHoldsBarredBeatdown attacks]] {{Darkseid}} with a [[RapidFireFisticuffs flurry of punches]] and [[EyeBeams heat vision]] blasts so fast it generates a tornado around them.
* WhatMeasureIsAMook: It is explicitly stated that Granny Goodness and Darseid exploit brainwashing and conditioning in their soldiers, ''forcing'' people to fight for them, so why does nobody seem at all concerned when they are killing off the Female Furies?
* WhatMeasureIsANonhuman: It is only after Diana points out that the Doomsdays do not bleed that Superman begins to stop holding back, and after he kills (destroys?) the group she comforts him with the fact that they were not really alive at all. Of course this brings up some questions since Superman had frozen and smashed two of the clones earlier without hesitation or sign of guilt.
* WitchWithACapitalB: Kara uses it on Granny Goodness. One wonders why, when Guillotina calls Barda a bitch later on.
* WrestlerInAllOfUs: Wonder Woman in her teamup with Barda against the Furies.
* [[IDidWhatIHadToDo You Did What You Had To Do]]: After explaining to Superman that the Doomsday clones were not really alive (See WhatMeasureIsANonhuman above) Diana consoles him with the fact that "you did what you had to do."
* YourPrincessIsInAnotherCastle: The movie seemingly ends with Clark getting ready to introduce Kara to his adoptive parents. [[spoiler: Cue Darkseid coming out of nowhere and punching Superman ''through the front door'']].
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The sequel to ''[[WesternAnimation/SupermanBatmanPublicEnemies Superman/Batman: Public Enemies]]'' and the first sequel in the WesternAnimation/DCUniverseAnimatedOriginalMovies line.

The film begins with a huge meteor crashing into Gotham Bay alerting the attention of Batman to the scene. The meteor turns out to have contained a spaceship belonging to a girl possessing the strength and powers of Superman. In her confusion and fear she causes enough damage to warrant Batman using kryptonite to subdue her. Awakening in the Batcave she destroys Batman's scanning equipment but her attempt to flee is halted by Superman. Able to understand her language and provide her reassurance, Kal-El learns she is his cousin Kara Zor-El.

Superman offers to take the young Kara under his wing, despite Batman's suspicions, and teach her how to live among the humans. However Darkseid knows of her arrival and makes plans to use Kara for his own means.

The direct-to-video adaptation is based on "The {{Supergirl}} from Krypton" story arc in ''[[ComicBook/SupermanBatman Superman/Batman]]''. KevinConroy and TimDaly reprise their roles from the first feature and Susan Eisenberg returns as Franchise/WonderWoman, whilst SummerGlau voices Supergirl.

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!!This movie provides examples of:

* AbsurdlySpaciousSewer: Wonder Woman and Big Barda go for a stroll through one on Apokolips.
* AdaptedOut: Bernadeth, another members of the Female Furies who was in the comics isn't in the movie version. Then again, in the comics, she spent the entirety of the Furies' fight with Wonder Woman and Big Barda on the sidelines with Granny. The comic version of the scene at the end when Superman introduced Kara as Supergirl also had the JusticeLeagueOfAmerica, the JusticeSocietyOfAmerica, the ComicBook/TeenTitans, and [[BatmanAndTheOutsiders the Outsiders]] in attendance.
* AllWomenLoveShoes: Kara gets really excited when she passes by a shoe store.
* ArsonMurderAndJaywalking
--> '''Kara:''' I've been chased, shot at, kidnapped, beaten up, had my mind controlled '''and''' IBrokeANail.
* ArtisticLicensePhysics - Early on, we see a blimp damaged, and it promptly falls towards the ground like a plane. They're called "lighter-than-air craft" for a reason, folks.
* ArtShift: ''Public Enemies'' tried to emulate the art syle of Ed [=McGuinness=], who drew the comic version of ''PE''. This movie has an art style trying to emulate the late Michael Turner, who drew "The Supergirl from Krypton".
* BadassNormal: Batman takes out Supergirl, meets an army of Doomsday clones with a "bring it on" attitude and defeats Darkseid by holding his entire planet hostage.
* BackToBackBadasses: Wonder Woman and Barda against the Female Furies.
* BeautyIsNeverTarnished:
** Played straight when Kara faces off with her cousin on Apokolips. Well, she did [[IBrokeANail break a nail]].
** [[spoiler: Averted once Darkseid arrives in Smallville - Kara is even more beat up than Superman at the end.]]
* BerserkButton: Superman is overprotective of his cousin.
* BrainwashedAndCrazy
* BuffySpeak: "I can help [rebuild your house]. I'm good with a hammer, I can... pound... I'm a good pounder."
* CloneDegeneration: The only possible explanation for the semi-even battle on Paradise Island, since the real Doomsday did not just [[TheDeathOfSuperman kill Superman]], but took out ''the entire Justice League first''.
* ClothingDamage:
** Happens to Kara [[FanService a lot]].
** Superman's suit gets pretty torn up [[spoiler: when Darkseid attacks him in Smallvile]]
* CombatStilettos: Kara wears platform shoes during her time as a Female Fury.
* ConservationOfNinjitsu: The pre-battle overhead view shows that the army of Doomsday clones outnumber the Amazon's by at least two-to-one, but the Amazon's still hold them back and even Batman, normal human though he is, is able to best them in hand-to-hand combat. [[CloneDegeneration The fact that they are clones might cover this]], except they apparently retain enough strength to knock Superman to the ground and cause him visible pain.
** UnskilledButStrong[[WildMassGuessing ?]]
* ContinuityNod: The opening scene featured a radio announcer giving a synopsis of the events of the first movie, including the kryptonite asteroid and President Luthor's impeachment. Much of the information has little bearing on the plot of this film, but it does set the stage for Supergirl's arrival, explaining where the Kryptonite meteor shower came from.
* DarkerAndEdgier: It is [[LighterAndSofter lighter]] than [[BatmanUnderTheRedHood the last DC Animated Movie]], but still provides a darker tone and events than ''Public Enemies''.
* DeadpanSnarker: Batman.
* DigitalPiracyIsEvil: The movie was available on-line on September 13, 2010, two weeks and a day before its official release on home video.
* [[DoesNotKnowHisOwnStrength Does Not Know Her Own Strength]]: Kara, especially when she first arrives.
* TheDragon: Kara was this to Darkseid during her stint as leader of the Furies. It was a short stint but she did a pretty good job.
* EvilDetectingDog: Subverted. Krypto does not seem to like Kara at all, a fact that Batman points out given that he is a good judge of character. However, Superman believes his dog is just being a little overprotective and Kara herself is quite evil-free.
* EvilCostumeSwitch: Skin-tight red and black pants with a black bra and CombatStilettos? Is it supposed to be a ''surprise'' that she is evil?
* EvilMakeover: Kara's costume becomes more revealing and metalic post brainwashing.
* EvilMentor: Darkseid to Supergirl.
* ExactWords: Darkseid promises not to come after Supergirl again. [[spoiler: He never said he wouldn't go after Superman himself.]]
* EyeBeams: Comes in original and Omega flavors.
* FakeUltimateMook: Doomsday.
* {{Fanservice}}:
** Supergirl is completely nude when she first arrives, then ends up wearing only an overcoat. She also seems to have a fondness for {{Stripperiffic}} outfits when she goes shopping with Clark, and winds up [[EvilCostumeSwitch wearing a bra during her tenure as Fury]].
** Big Barda is introduced wearing only a towel, and you can see her shadow while she gets dressed.
* {{Fauxshadow}}: We're explicitly shown that the Furies are being sent to abduct Kara, and later we see a shadowy group of female warriors trying to abduct her, including one who uses what appears to be a whip (a la Lashina). But it turns out to be Amazons (including Wonder Woman with her lasso).
* FootFocus: The film really liked [[http://animefeet.blogspot.com/2011/01/supermanbatman-apocalypse-supergirl.html to focus on Kara's feet]].
* GroinAttack: Wonder Woman to Granny Goodness.
* HoistByHisOwnPetard: Kara is able to banish Darkseid by utilizing a skill that he taught her.
* HollywoodHealing: Batman looks pretty good for a guy who [[spoiler: got the crap beat out him by Darkseid.]]
* HumansAreBastards: Darkseid believes this, [[YourApprovalFillsMeWithShame and heartily approves.]]
* IBrokeANail: Kara's final complaint after the Apokolips adventure is that she broke a nail.
* IdiotBall: It seems the Amazons and Wonder Woman of all people pick this up when they go to seek out Kara to train her to control her abilities. Apparently Wonder Woman assumed Superman to be such an unreasonable person that simply requesting her be trained was out of the question. Instead they opted to kidnap her, ''[[TooDumbToLive whilst her cousin was with her]]''. Made worse that when things eventually calm down, Kal-El actually sees the reason in the move and agrees even after being attacked
* InferredHolocaust: Wonder Woman and Harbinger ambush Kara and Superman in a park to demonstrate the risks of leaving her in the city without proper training, highlighting her [[PowerIncontinence inability to control her powers]] and the massive collateral damage that results. She points out that if this attack had happened in daylight, with people in the park, there could have been countless innocent casualties when Kara lost control of her [[EyeBeams heat vision]]. Nobody seems to notice that her beams do not stop after twenty feet: the eye beams that missed the local statues and furniture will keep going ''until they hit something'' (or dissipate after a couple ''miles''). Given that this is a major metropolitan area, the odds are very good that Kara just directly vaporized a person, or demolished a building. More immediate to the discussion is that, since Kara and Superman were walking in the park as simple tourists, it is obviously not empty just because it is night. Though fewer in number than during the day, there would still plenty of people in the immediate area to be killed during this "demonstration."
** Its not actually Laser vision(thats just how writers and animaters interpret it is) but rather Heat vision, odds are after a few miles or so the heat would dessipate.
* InkSuitActor: Unknown if it was intentional, but [[http://www.worldsfinestonline.com/WF/dcuam/apocalypse/media/01.jpg Granny Goodness]] does look kinda like Edward Asner in drag.
* IKnowYoureInThereSomewhereFight
* KnightInSourArmor: Barda.
* LarynxDissonance: EdwardAsner is once again voicing Granny Goodness, so naturally, this trope got invoked.
* LimitBreak: When Superman realizes that the Doomsdays are pushing back the Amazons, likely to overwhelm them, he stops holding back and destroys the lot of them with his heat vision.
* MagicSkirt: Kara first appears naked, then gets her hands on a trenchcoat, after which her flight powers are awakened. This involves her flipping upside down a few times. You do the math.
* MarketBasedTitle: It's generally believed by fans of the comics that WB's disappointment at ''Film/WonderWoman'' not meeting WB's expectations is the reason the movie is called ''Superman/Batman: Apocalypse'' and not ''Superman/Batman: The Supergirl from Krypton''.
* MisplacedNamesPoster: A variation. The opening credits show the logos of the superheroes/villains that appear in the movie, but the actors' names shown alongside them don't match, with the exception of Batman[=/=]KevinConroy. Andre Braugher (Darkseid) appears with the Superman logo; TimDaly (Superman) appears with the Wonder Woman logo; SummerGlau (Supergirl) appears with a logo resembling Big Barda's helmet; and EdwardAsner (Granny Goodness), Susan Eisenberg (Wonder Woman), and Julianne Grossman (Big Barda) appear with a helmet logo for Darkseid.
* MoreThanMindControl: After she is freed, Kara confesses she fears this about how Darkseid took control of her; Superman firmly dismisses that, noting that Darkseid has many resources and specialists to bend anyone's will to his control.
* [[MySisterIsOffLimits My Cousin Is Off Limits]]: Clark gives the DeathGlare to a couple of teenage boys who were eyeing Kara.
* MythologyGag:
** The searchlight-laden police blimps seen patrolling Gotham in the opening of the movie refer to the opening of ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries.''
** The suit of Mister Miracle (Barda's husband) is hanging in Barda's superhero closet.
** The radio news reader is named Vicki - presumably Vale.
** The jetpack rig Batman uses on Apokolips looks very much like Orion's.
* NakedOnArrival: Kara.
* OnlySixFaces: The main characters are all visually distinct from one another, but they blur together with supporting characters to an extent that almost seems deliberate. The writers seem to realize this, since when [[spoiler: Lyla]] dies her name is actually spoken aloud so that it is clear whose body is being held. Apparently this is actually the case ''in the movie'', as Harbinger is not able to recognize ''herself'' in a prohetic vision, mistaking her own body for Supergirl's.
* PapaWolf: Superman. Any indication of someone even attempting to harm Kara is pretty much Kal-El's BerserkButton.
* PowerIncontinence: When Supergirl first arrives on earth she has a lot of trouble controlling her powers. This results in several scenes where her laser vision activates that she cannot turn off, and even an occurance of her floating off the ground and being unable to get down again.
* RedShirtArmy: The Amazon soldiers who engage the Doomsday clones. By the end of the battle, there's barely enough of them to form a single-file line, out of what appeared to be an entire battalion.
* RoleReprisal: Just like [[WesternAnimation/SupermanBatmanPublicEnemies the first movie]], TimDaly and KevinConroy reprise the roles of Superman and Batman. Joining them in this outing are Susan Eisenberg as Wonder Woman and EdwardAsner as Granny Goodness.
* ShowDontTell: The movie features many time jumps (ranging from a few hours to a few ''months'') and attempts to reveal what happened in this missed time with clumsy exposition. Kara shares only a single scene with Lyla, during which they both talk about how great it is that they are best friends and have been for several months, and Superman and Supergirl battle over Apokolips while Superman exposits that its clear Darkseid has complete control over her. However, never is there a scene showing Kara and Lyla forming a friendship, or a scene showing ''any'' kind of brainwashing, torture or mind control being used on Supergirl. Much of it simply has to be [[TakeOurWordForIt taken on faith]] that it happened at all, and it lessens a lot of the impact of the events on-screen.
* SpaceIsCold: [[spoiler:Darkseid's body freezes solid in the void of space when he is sent there after Kara reconfigured his Mother Box.]]
* {{Stripperiffic}}:
** Lashina's outfit (in both the movie and the comic it is based on) can be summed up as "her traditional mask, a pair of pants, and a bra."
** Kara tries on numerous outfits while touring Metroplis with Clark, several of which he adamantly refuses to let her wear. When she joins Darkseid, [[EvilCostumeSwitch her top is essentially just a bra]].
* StatuesqueStunner: Big Barda appears to help rescue Supergirl.
* StuntCasting: [[http://www.toonzone.net/news/articles/35385/nycc2010-a-roundtable-discussion-with-bruce-timm Bruce Timm admits]] it's the reason behind most of the casting choices for the DC Animates series, including choosing Braugher over Ironside.
* SwissCheeseSecurity: Apokolips might have plenty of roving bands of bloodthirsty monsters, but actually having somebody stationed near the room filled with planet-busting bombs, or having a guard outside the door to Darkseid's chambers, seems to be expecting too much.
* TakeOurWordForIt: None of the brainwashing of Supergirl is shown on screen, nor is it even described in detail. She appears, acts BrainwashedAndCrazy and Superman describes her as being controlled by Darkseid, but we have only his word for this. There is no on-screen evidence at all to even imply that Supergirl is acting under any sort of coercion.
* ThouShallNotKill: Though Superman would never intentionally kill anyone, he does warn Darkseid to never come back.
* ThrowingYourShieldAlwaysWorks: Wonder Woman does this at least once.
* TornadoMove: Superman [[NoHoldsBarredBeatdown attacks]] {{Darkseid}} with a [[RapidFireFisticuffs flurry of punches]] and [[EyeBeams heat vision]] blasts so fast it generates a tornado around them.
* WhatMeasureIsAMook: It is explicitly stated that Granny Goodness and Darseid exploit brainwashing and conditioning in their soldiers, ''forcing'' people to fight for them, so why does nobody seem at all concerned when they are killing off the Female Furies?
* WhatMeasureIsANonhuman: It is only after Diana points out that the Doomsdays do not bleed that Superman begins to stop holding back, and after he kills (destroys?) the group she comforts him with the fact that they were not really alive at all. Of course this brings up some questions since Superman had frozen and smashed two of the clones earlier without hesitation or sign of guilt.
* WitchWithACapitalB: Kara uses it on Granny Goodness. One wonders why, when Guillotina calls Barda a bitch later on.
* WrestlerInAllOfUs: Wonder Woman in her teamup with Barda against the Furies.
* [[IDidWhatIHadToDo You Did What You Had To Do]]: After explaining to Superman that the Doomsday clones were not really alive (See WhatMeasureIsANonhuman above) Diana consoles him with the fact that "you did what you had to do."
* YourPrincessIsInAnotherCastle: The movie seemingly ends with Clark getting ready to introduce Kara to his adoptive parents. [[spoiler: Cue Darkseid coming out of nowhere and punching Superman ''through the front door'']].
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22nd Apr '13 10:04:11 PM urutapu
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The sequel to ''[[SupermanBatmanPublicEnemies Superman/Batman: Public Enemies]]'' and the first sequel in the WesternAnimation/DCUniverseAnimatedOriginalMovies line.

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* RoleReprisal: Just like [[SupermanBatmanPublicEnemies the first movie]], TimDaly and KevinConroy reprise the roles of Superman and Batman. Joining them in this outing are Susan Eisenberg as Wonder Woman and EdwardAsner as Granny Goodness.

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* RoleReprisal: Just like [[SupermanBatmanPublicEnemies [[WesternAnimation/SupermanBatmanPublicEnemies the first movie]], TimDaly and KevinConroy reprise the roles of Superman and Batman. Joining them in this outing are Susan Eisenberg as Wonder Woman and EdwardAsner as Granny Goodness.
22nd Apr '13 12:34:10 PM urutapu
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The sequel to ''[[SupermanBatmanPublicEnemies Superman/Batman: Public Enemies]]'' and the first sequel in the DCUniverseOriginalAnimatedMovies line.

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The sequel to ''[[SupermanBatmanPublicEnemies Superman/Batman: Public Enemies]]'' and the first sequel in the DCUniverseOriginalAnimatedMovies WesternAnimation/DCUniverseAnimatedOriginalMovies line.
13th Apr '13 7:10:24 PM Match25
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* AllWomenLoveShoes: Kara gets really excited when she passes by a shoe store.
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* FootFocus: The film really liked [[http://animefeet.blogspot.com/2011/01/supermanbatman-apocalypse-supergirl.html to focus on Kara's feet]].
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* [[MySisterIsOffLimits My Cousin Is Off Limits]]: Clark gives the DeathGlare to a couple of teenage boys who were eyeing Kara.
30th Mar '13 4:39:10 PM urutapu
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** Which is actually fridgeBrilliance, Superman is one of the only beings in the universe to pose a threat to Darkseid. And Doomsday therefore poses a threat to Darkseid as well. Darkseid being a superintellegent wouldn't risk having thousands of clones of creatures that could possibly betray him and try to kill him so he made them weaker on purpose. And as later shown the clone army was only meant to distract them not to defeat them.



** [[FridgeLogic She's a Kryptonian under a yellow sun]]. Her fingernails should be practically indestructible, so some impressive forces were at work there, and that's very possibly the only actual injury she took in that whole ordeal.
*** Well, yeah she was fighting SUPERMAN who is also a Kryptonian as well and has been living under a yellow sun for DECADES as oppose to a few days to Kara. Even if Superman were to held back in the conflict it would have produce some damage to her. Plus in the comic, Superman punch her with a Kryptonite ring, so that would account for why she was injured despite being a solar-powered Kryptonian.



* InferredHolocaust: Wonder Woman and Harbinger ambush Kara and Superman in a park to demonstrate the risks of leaving her in the city without proper training, highlighting her [[PowerIncontinence inability to control her powers]] and the massive collateral damage that results. She points out that if this attack had happened in daylight, with people in the park, there could have been countless innocent casualties when Kara lost control of her [[EyeBeams laser vision]]. Nobody seems to notice that, as ''laser eyes'', her beams do not stop after twenty feet: The eye beams that missed the local statues and furniture will keep going ''until they hit something''. Given that this is a major metropolitan area, the odds are very good that Kara just directly vaporized a person, or demolished a building. More immediate to the discussion is that, since Kara and Superman were walking in the park as simple tourists, it is obviously not empty just because it is night. Though fewer in number than during the day, there would still plenty of people in the immediate area to be killed during this "demonstration."

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* InferredHolocaust: Wonder Woman and Harbinger ambush Kara and Superman in a park to demonstrate the risks of leaving her in the city without proper training, highlighting her [[PowerIncontinence inability to control her powers]] and the massive collateral damage that results. She points out that if this attack had happened in daylight, with people in the park, there could have been countless innocent casualties when Kara lost control of her [[EyeBeams laser heat vision]]. Nobody seems to notice that, as ''laser eyes'', that her beams do not stop after twenty feet: The the eye beams that missed the local statues and furniture will keep going ''until they hit something''.something'' (or dissipate after a couple ''miles''). Given that this is a major metropolitan area, the odds are very good that Kara just directly vaporized a person, or demolished a building. More immediate to the discussion is that, since Kara and Superman were walking in the park as simple tourists, it is obviously not empty just because it is night. Though fewer in number than during the day, there would still plenty of people in the immediate area to be killed during this "demonstration."



** Well yeah it actually makes sense, this is Apokilips! EVERYONE is completely submissive to darksied, so there wouldn't even a need for a security in the first place. Also why would their be guards to Darkseid's Chambers? Darkseid is probably more stronger then any guard on Apokilips.
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** Well yeah it actually makes sense, this is Apokilips! EVERYONE is completely submissive to darksied, so there wouldn't even a need for a security in the first place. Also why would their be guards to Darkseid's Chambers? Darkseid is probably more stronger then any guard on Apokilips.
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** Its not actually Laser vision(thats just how writers and animaters interpret it is) but rather Heat vision, odds are after a few miles or so the heat would dessipate.
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*** Well, yeah she was fighting SUPERMAN who is also a Kryptonian as well and has been living under a yellow sun for DECADES as oppose to a few days to Kara. Even if Superman were to held back in the conflict it would have produce some damage to her. Plus in the comic, Superman punch her with a Kryptonite ring, so that would account for why she was injured despite being a solar-powered Kryptonian.
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