History Recap / JusticeLeagueUnlimitedS1E2ForTheManWhoHasEverything

5th Jan '17 12:23:20 AM SpideyTerry
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* AdaptedOut: Jason Todd doesn't appear in the JLU adaptation, as he was never introduced in the DCAU. Similarly, Tim Drake, who held the title at the time the story was set, did not appear because he was ExiledFromContinuity as with all other Batman-related characters aside from Batman himself.

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* AdaptedOut: Jason Todd doesn't appear in the JLU adaptation, as he was never introduced in the DCAU. Similarly, Tim Drake, who held the title at the time the story was set, did not appear appear. This may not been because he was ExiledFromContinuity as with all other Batman-related characters aside from Batman himself.of [[ExiledFromContinuity the Bat-Embargo]], which went into effect partway into this season's production [[note]]and led to Hugo Strange being abruptly dropped after a cameo in "The Doomsday Sanction"[[/note]]. According to quotes on [[http://jl.toonzone.net/episode27/episode27.htm this page]], the creative team had some say in this; Bruce Timm and others "didnít hesitate for a moment to cut Robin" (though Dwayne [=McDuffie=] tried to keep him in before relenting).



* BatmanGambit: Batman surmises Superman was overtaken by the Black Mercy because it was in a container made to look like a birthday present.



* BloodlessCarnage: In the JLU version, Mongul beating the living daylights out of Wonder Woman and not opening a single wound.

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* BewareTheNiceOnes: Oh, dear God.
* BigDamnHeroes: Mongul's about to deliver a nasty blow to Wonder Woman when Superman swoops in.
* BloodlessCarnage: In the JLU version, Mongul beating beats the living daylights out of Wonder Woman Woman. While she demonstrates some bruise marks here and not opening a single wound.there, it should look far worse than it does.



* GenreSavvy: Batman stops Wonder Woman from attacking Mongul, which (as the villain says) is because he wants to learn all he can about the Black Mercy.



* IKnowYoureInThereSomewhereFight: While trying to pry loose the Black Mercy, Batman keeps talking to Superman.
-->"He'll kill her, Clark, and then he'll kill us all. Come back to us."
* InnocuouslyImportantEpisode: In a sense to the Cadmus arc, which hadn't even started yet. [[Recap/JusticeLeagueUnlimitedS2E12DividedWeFall Superman is angrier than he's ever been and about to kill his hated enemy, but he hesitates at the last moment because he's]] TheCape.



* ManlyTears: "I promise you, I'll never forget."



* OOCIsSeriousBusiness: Superman's not trying to stop Mongul; he's trying to kill him.



* ProperlyParanoid: Superman just can't shake the feeling that something is wrong with his perfect life.



* TookALevelInBadass: Mongul comes across as ''far'' more menacing and dangerous than his first appearance.

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* TookALevelInBadass: Mongul comes across as ''far'' more menacing and dangerous than his first appearance.appearance.
* UnreliableNarrator: Subverted, much to Mongul's irritation.
-->'''Mongul:''' I suppose Superman told you about our previous encounter.\\
'''Batman:''' You mean how he humiliated you?\\
'''Mongul:''' A... jaundiced account.
* UnstoppableRage: Superman comes this close to beating Mongul to death. He only hesitates when seeing the statues of Jor-El and Lara.
19th Oct '16 6:55:35 PM firejewel
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* CompositeCharacter: Superman's ideal wife, Loana is a composite of his love interests Lois Lane and Lana Lang in name, appearance, etc.perhaps the writers were inspired by this Silver Age comics story issue here http://www.comics.org/issue/17678/cover/4/

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* CompositeCharacter: Superman's ideal wife, Loana is a composite of his love interests Lois Lane and Lana Lang in name, appearance, etc.perhaps Perhaps the writers were inspired by this Silver Age comics story issue here http://www.comics.org/issue/17678/cover/4/
12th Aug '16 2:11:37 PM BatmanKalEl
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* CastingGag: The mugger who shoots the Waynes (theoretically Joe Chill) is voiced by Kevin Conroy, who is the voice of Batman.
18th Jul '16 7:34:06 PM metatania
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* CompositeCharacter: Superman's ideal wife, Loana is a composite of his love interests Lois Lane and Lana Lang in name, appearance, etc.perhaps the writers were inspired by this Silver Age comics story issue here http://dc.wikia.com/wiki/Superman's_Girlfriend,_Lois_Lane_Vol_1_41

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* CompositeCharacter: Superman's ideal wife, Loana is a composite of his love interests Lois Lane and Lana Lang in name, appearance, etc.perhaps the writers were inspired by this Silver Age comics story issue here http://dc.wikia.com/wiki/Superman's_Girlfriend,_Lois_Lane_Vol_1_41http://www.comics.org/issue/17678/cover/4/
18th Jul '16 7:33:02 PM metatania
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* CompositeCharacter: Superman's ideal wife, Loana is a composite of his love interests Lois Lane and Lana Lang in name, appearance, etc.perhaps the writers were inspired by this Silver Age comics story issue here http://www.comics.org/issue/17678/cover/4/

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* CompositeCharacter: Superman's ideal wife, Loana is a composite of his love interests Lois Lane and Lana Lang in name, appearance, etc.perhaps the writers were inspired by this Silver Age comics story issue here http://www.comics.org/issue/17678/cover/4/http://dc.wikia.com/wiki/Superman's_Girlfriend,_Lois_Lane_Vol_1_41
18th Jul '16 7:28:44 PM metatania
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* CompositeCharacter: Superman's ideal wife, Loana is a composite of his love interests Lois Lane and Lana Lang in name, appearance, etc.

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* CompositeCharacter: Superman's ideal wife, Loana is a composite of his love interests Lois Lane and Lana Lang in name, appearance, etc.perhaps the writers were inspired by this Silver Age comics story issue here http://www.comics.org/issue/17678/cover/4/
15th Feb '16 6:45:24 PM drac0blade
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* NoHoldsBarredBeatdown: Wonder Woman does a lot better here then she did in the original comics, actually putting up a good fight and being the one to pull the Black
Mercy off of Batman to use on Mongul. This doesn't change the fact that Mongul outclasses her, though; by the time Superman is out of his fantasy and intervenes, she's been beaten so badly that she can't even walk, forcing her to pull herself forward on one arm.

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* NoHoldsBarredBeatdown: Wonder Woman does a lot better here then she did in the original comics, actually putting up a good fight and being the one to pull the Black
Black Mercy off of Batman to use on Mongul. This doesn't change the fact that Mongul outclasses her, though; though -- by the time Superman is out of his fantasy and intervenes, she's been beaten so badly that she can't even walk, forcing her to pull herself forward on one arm.
15th Feb '16 6:44:31 PM drac0blade
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Mercy off of Batman to use on Mongul. This doesn't change the fact that Mongul outclasses her, though - by the time Superman is out of his fantasy and intervenes, she's been beaten so badly that she can't even walk, forcing her to pull herself forward on one arm.

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Mercy off of Batman to use on Mongul. This doesn't change the fact that Mongul outclasses her, though - though; by the time Superman is out of his fantasy and intervenes, she's been beaten so badly that she can't even walk, forcing her to pull herself forward on one arm.
15th Feb '16 6:43:37 PM drac0blade
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* NoHoldsBarredBeatdown: Wonder Woman is one of the heaviest hitters in the Justice League, but Mongul just laughs and beats her to a pulp. By the time Superman is out of his fantasy and intervenes, she's been beaten so badly that she can't even walk, forcing her to pull herself forward on one arm.

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* NoHoldsBarredBeatdown: Wonder Woman is one of the heaviest hitters does a lot better here then she did in the Justice League, but original comics, actually putting up a good fight and being the one to pull the Black
Mercy off of Batman to use on Mongul. This doesn't change the fact that
Mongul just laughs and beats her to a pulp. By outclasses her, though - by the time Superman is out of his fantasy and intervenes, she's been beaten so badly that she can't even walk, forcing her to pull herself forward on one arm.
15th Sep '15 4:19:11 AM Anicomicgeek
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* AdaptedOut: Jason Todd doesn't appear in the JLU adaptation, as he was never introduced in the DCAU. Similarly, Tim Drake, who held the title at the time the story was set, did not appear because he was ExiledFromContinuity as with all other Batman-related characters aside from Batman himself.



* BeCarefulWhatYouWishFor: Averted in the animated version, however, where Krypton really ''is'' a paradise -- making it all the more painful for Superman to reject it.



* BloodlessCarnage: In the JLU version, Mongul beating the living daylights out of Wonder Woman and not opening a single wound.



* EvilCannotComprehendGood: Mongul speculates that the Black Mercy is showing Superman as ruler of the universe; in reality, Superman's having a dream of living a peaceful, quiet life with a loving family on Krypton.

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* DidYouJustPunchOutCthulhu: The animated version has only Superman, Batman, and Wonder Woman present, and it's Diana who gets in the final shot with the Black Mercy.
* EvilCannotComprehendGood: Mongul speculates that the Black Mercy is showing Superman as ruler of the universe; in reality, Superman's having a dream of living a peaceful, quiet life with a loving family on Krypton. In both versions, it's implied at the end that Mongul is perfectly content with the fantasy of bloody conquest the Black Mercy is giving him. Whereas Superman is able to break free because, being a hero, he was able to comprehend ''something wrong'' with the fantasy he was given.


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* KarmaHoudini[=/=]KarmicDeath: Mongul's fate. Death being figurative here, of course. Depending on if Mongul's dream turns sour or if he's dissatisfied with it, he got exactly what he wanted and was satisfied with it. In the ''Justice League Unlimited'' episode, Batman bitterly states that whatever he sees is "too good for him".
* MeaningfulName:
**Franchise/WonderWoman (Franchise/{{Batman}} in the comic) bred a new rose as a gift for Superman, calling it "The Krypton". It's ruined at the end of the story.
** And Superman's wife Loana. See Composite Character above.


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* OffscreenMomentOfAwesome: A very brief version in the animated adaptation, in which Superman overpowers Mongul, who previously had the upper hand, while falling through several floors in thick smoke.


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* PoliticallyIncorrectVillain: As in the comic, Mongul makes a number of blatantly sexist remarks toward Wonder Woman.


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* SuplexFinisher: Wonder Woman to Mongul in the JLU version. Though not a finisher move -- it barely fazes him.
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