History Videogame / InjusticeGodsAmongUs

12th Jul '17 1:26:56 PM xcountryguy
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* AdaptationalVillainy: Catwoman in the comics has been an antihero since the early 90's. Still a thief, but on the side of good overall. In the game, however, she is grouped with the villains. This is doubtlessly because PopCulturalOsmosis still considers her to be one of Batman's most well-known adversaries, despite the fact that she's been his ally for over twenty years. The game at least makes nods to this; in-game dialogue mentions that her allegiances are unclear, and in her ending, [[spoiler: she essentially becomes the hero she is in the comics]].

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* AdaptationalVillainy: Catwoman in the comics has been an antihero since the early 90's. Still a thief, but on the side of good overall. In the game, however, she is grouped with the villains. This is doubtlessly because PopCulturalOsmosis still considers her to be one of Batman's most well-known adversaries, despite the fact that she's been his ally for over twenty years. The game at least makes nods to this; in-game dialogue mentions that her allegiances are unclear, and in her ending, [[spoiler: she [[spoiler:she essentially becomes the hero she is in the comics]].



* BreakThemByTalking: The Regime-Universe Joker delivers one of these to Superman in the beginning of the game - comparable to the kind of speeches he's been known to give Batman to [[spoiler: goad him into killing him]], or the speech the alternate Luthor gave to kick off the Justice Lord Universe in WesternAnimation/JusticeLeague. Sadly, there's a moment where it looks like it might not work and Superman might not fall after all, but then Joker keeps talking and getting worse by the second. [[spoiler: It ends badly for everyone.]]

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* BreakThemByTalking: The Regime-Universe Joker delivers one of these to Superman in the beginning of the game - comparable to the kind of speeches he's been known to give Batman to [[spoiler: goad [[spoiler:goad him into killing him]], or the speech the alternate Luthor gave to kick off the Justice Lord Universe in WesternAnimation/JusticeLeague. Sadly, there's a moment where it looks like it might not work and Superman might not fall after all, but then Joker keeps talking and getting worse by the second. [[spoiler: It [[spoiler:It ends badly for everyone.]]



* FamilyUnfriendlyDeath: [[spoiler: How Regime Superman [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vrkwxMnTfTw kills]] Regime Shazam. Also, Shazam's alter ego, Billy Batson, is just a kid who can appear older.]]
* ForWantOfANail: Subverted, there's more than one difference that lead to the Injustice Universe becoming a dictatorship. They include [[spoiler: Lex Luthor not being a villain, Wonder Woman being more aggressive and The Joker being a [[SoreLoser sorer loser]]]].

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* FamilyUnfriendlyDeath: [[spoiler: How [[spoiler:How Regime Superman [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vrkwxMnTfTw kills]] Regime Shazam. Also, Shazam's alter ego, Billy Batson, is just a kid who can appear older.]]
* ForWantOfANail: Subverted, there's more than one difference that lead to the Injustice Universe becoming a dictatorship. They include [[spoiler: Lex [[spoiler:Lex Luthor not being a villain, Wonder Woman being more aggressive and The Joker being a [[SoreLoser sorer loser]]]].



* HeelFaceDoorSlam: [[spoiler: Regime Shazam starts to question the actions of the side he chose, but makes the mistake of thinking the other members of the Regime still have enough good in them to agree. Regime Superman ultimately kills him for speaking out during his VillainousBreakdown.]]

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* HeelFaceDoorSlam: [[spoiler: Regime [[spoiler:Regime Shazam starts to question the actions of the side he chose, but makes the mistake of thinking the other members of the Regime still have enough good in them to agree. Regime Superman ultimately kills him for speaking out during his VillainousBreakdown.]]



* HowMuchMoreCanHeTake: In a DC game made by the makers of ''Franchise/MortalKombat'', this was pretty inevitable. BadassNormal characters like Batman and Green Arrow and Supers alike can be punched through a building, impaled, crushed and hit with all sorts of super moves and still keep going. [[spoiler: This is partly explained by all the BadassNormal characters taking a special Kryptonian pill that confers super-resilience.]]

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* HowMuchMoreCanHeTake: In a DC game made by the makers of ''Franchise/MortalKombat'', this was pretty inevitable. BadassNormal characters like Batman and Green Arrow and Supers alike can be punched through a building, impaled, crushed and hit with all sorts of super moves and still keep going. [[spoiler: This [[spoiler:This is partly explained by all the BadassNormal characters taking a special Kryptonian pill that confers super-resilience.]]



* IHaveNoSon: [[spoiler: Alternate Batman's feelings regarding Damian Wayne, after Damian killed Dick Grayson.]]

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* IHaveNoSon: [[spoiler: Alternate [[spoiler:Alternate Batman's feelings regarding Damian Wayne, after Damian killed Dick Grayson.]]



** The last fights in story mode [[spoiler: before Superman mops up]] are [[ClimaxBoss mirror matches with Wonder Woman and Batman in quick succession]].

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** The last fights in story mode [[spoiler: before [[spoiler:before Superman mops up]] are [[ClimaxBoss mirror matches with Wonder Woman and Batman in quick succession]].



* MookFaceTurn: Sinestro can be seen ordering the execution of several troopers who attempted this before [[spoiler: Regime Flash saves them.]] During the fight [[spoiler: or rather extermination]] at Metropolis, several mooks turn on the majority.

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* MookFaceTurn: Sinestro can be seen ordering the execution of several troopers who attempted this before [[spoiler: Regime [[spoiler:Regime Flash saves them.]] During the fight [[spoiler: or [[spoiler:or rather extermination]] at Metropolis, several mooks turn on the majority.



*** After The Joker [[spoiler: defeats Nightwing in his story chapter]], he quips, "I'll have to tell Batman [[ComicBook/ADeathInTheFamily there's been a death in the family]]."

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*** After The Joker [[spoiler: defeats [[spoiler:defeats Nightwing in his story chapter]], he quips, "I'll have to tell Batman [[ComicBook/ADeathInTheFamily there's been a death in the family]]."



** Once [[spoiler: Regime Sinestro's ring is taken from him, his non-Lantern clothing is the same as the character's classic blue/black suited comic appearance]].

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** Once [[spoiler: Regime [[spoiler:Regime Sinestro's ring is taken from him, his non-Lantern clothing is the same as the character's classic blue/black suited comic appearance]].



** At the completion of the "Classic Battle" mode, Regime Superman is defeated by [[spoiler: the player kicking him into the Phantom Zone. When we cut to him again, [[Film/SupermanII he's trapped in a floating mirror-like object.]] ]]

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** At the completion of the "Classic Battle" mode, Regime Superman is defeated by [[spoiler: the [[spoiler:the player kicking him into the Phantom Zone. When we cut to him again, [[Film/SupermanII he's trapped in a floating mirror-like object.]] ]]



* PoorCommunicationKills: In the story mode, Cyborg overhears Lex Luthor and Deathstroke planning to take down Superman, and attacks them. [[spoiler: Except, Cyborg didn't know that it was about taking down Regime Superman. Or that there was a Regime at all.]]

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* PoorCommunicationKills: In the story mode, Cyborg overhears Lex Luthor and Deathstroke planning to take down Superman, and attacks them. [[spoiler: Except, [[spoiler:Except, Cyborg didn't know that it was about taking down Regime Superman. Or that there was a Regime at all.]]



* RightMakesMight: [[spoiler: In story mode, every time a hero faces their Regime Counterpart, they will briefly argue over whether their proper role is protecting people or subjugating them before coming to blows. Every time, the heroic versions end up winning.]]

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* RightMakesMight: [[spoiler: In [[spoiler:In story mode, every time a hero faces their Regime Counterpart, they will briefly argue over whether their proper role is protecting people or subjugating them before coming to blows. Every time, the heroic versions end up winning.]]



** During story mode, Regime!Flash catches the arrow that Green Arrow shot at him, only for it to explode in his face, similar to a scene in ''Film/{{The Avengers|2012}}''. Oliver is also fond of this trick on ''Arrow'', using it on [[spoiler: Malcolm Merlyn. Merlyn borrows this move to take out a Mirakuru-enhanced criminal late in the second season.]] Makes sense if you think about it: DLC includes the show's look and actor as a alternate outfit.

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** During story mode, Regime!Flash catches the arrow that Green Arrow shot at him, only for it to explode in his face, similar to a scene in ''Film/{{The Avengers|2012}}''. Oliver is also fond of this trick on ''Arrow'', using it on [[spoiler: Malcolm [[spoiler:Malcolm Merlyn. Merlyn borrows this move to take out a Mirakuru-enhanced criminal late in the second season.]] Makes sense if you think about it: DLC includes the show's look and actor as a alternate outfit.



* StartOfDarkness. The prequel tie-in comic shows the events that led to [[spoiler: Superman]]'s FaceHeelTurn.

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* StartOfDarkness. The prequel tie-in comic shows the events that led to [[spoiler: Superman]]'s [[spoiler:Superman]]'s FaceHeelTurn.



* SupermanStaysOutOfGotham: [[spoiler: Averted by good Superman in Chapter 12 of the game's Story Mode.]]
* SupportingProtagonist: The Batmen of both universes. For most of the story, they lead the fight against the Insurgency but are aware they are outmatched by a large margin. [[spoiler: The real hero is Superman, who is brought to the Injustice universe during the final chapter to fight his EvilTwin directly.]]

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* SupermanStaysOutOfGotham: [[spoiler: Averted [[spoiler:Averted by good Superman in Chapter 12 of the game's Story Mode.]]
* SupportingProtagonist: The Batmen of both universes. For most of the story, they lead the fight against the Insurgency but are aware they are outmatched by a large margin. [[spoiler: The [[spoiler:The real hero is Superman, who is brought to the Injustice universe during the final chapter to fight his EvilTwin directly.]]
28th Jun '17 9:38:10 AM WaterBlap
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* EverybodyHatesAres: Ares plays a ManBehindTheMan role: while he is not the mastermind behind alternate Franchise/{{Superman}}'s rampage, he does covertly incite more conflict in the course of the game, because all fighting strengthens him. Ultimately, [[spoiler:however, he sides with the good guys, realizing that if Evil!Superman wins, there will be no conflict left whatsoever]].
16th Jun '17 11:11:35 AM Allronix
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** Bit of a stretch to call it a "gag," but Beast Boy dying from a nuke is a sad way to homage how his original teammates (including his adoptive mother) in the Comicbook/DoomPatrol were killed.
25th May '17 9:52:19 AM MasterHero
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* AudienceSurrogate: The Injustice universe is so different that the characters of the main universe come off as this.
19th May '17 9:29:50 AM Leliel
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%%* PoliceState: The Regime, described in two words.

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%%* * PoliceState: The Regime, described in two words.Regime-bonus points for being supposedly just a universal police force before it became a OneWorldOrder.


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* SeenItAll: Upon being transported to the Regime universe, the Justice League immediately realizes from experience they're in a BadFuture, an [[ForWantOfANail altered present]] or [[AlternateUniverse alternate version of Earth]] and start making plans to sort out which is which before they do anything too important. Upon meeting the evil versions of themselves or their friends, they all make a pretty good guess at what went wrong too from experience, while for their part the Regime versions catch on to what's going on after a second after meeting their alternate versions as well.
17th May '17 3:30:11 AM DreamerCynist2
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* AlternateContinuity: There are two in the game. A "main" one and an alternate one. Even the "main" continuity is alternate from the comics, though, seemingly taking on aspects from the current New 52 books, the "New Earth" continuity before that, and a few nods to the Franchise/{{DCAU}}.

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* AlternateContinuity: There are two in the game. A "main" one and an alternate one. Even the "main" continuity is alternate from the comics, though, seemingly taking on aspects from the current New 52 Prime Earth books, the "New Earth" continuity before that, and a few nods to the Franchise/{{DCAU}}.
15th May '17 12:32:15 PM theknack101
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* InvincibleHero: Things are not looking good for the heroes in the other universe as all the badguys and their army begin their final push to victory. [[spoiler:Then our Superman breaks into the Injustice universe. And then single handedly stops EVERYTHING. Including Injustice!Superman.]]
8th May '17 8:07:52 PM MinisterOfSinister
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* ButtMonkey: The Regime military. Superman and the other {{Fallen Hero}}es hold their own quite well, but the soldiers, despite their intimidating appearance, spend most of the story on the losing side of a beatdown by nearly everyone fighting them -- even the common street thugs who follow the Joker.
29th Apr '17 6:14:45 PM Jarek
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* WhatTheHellHero: Good Superman pulls a damn good one on Regime Superman when the former finally confronts the latter in the end.
26th Apr '17 5:18:12 AM DesertDragon
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* AdaptationalVillainy: Catwoman in the comics has been an antihero since the early 90's. Still a thief, but on the side of good overall. In the game, however, she is grouped with the villains. This is doubtlessly because PopCulturalOsmosis still considers her to be one of Batman's most well-known adversaries, despite the fact that she's been his ally for over twenty years. The game at least makes nods to this; in-game dialogue mentions that her allegiances are unclear, and in her ending, [[spoiler: she essentially becomes the hero she is in the comics]].
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