History YMMV / SupermanTheAnimatedSeries

11th Feb '17 1:09:38 PM DLMaximum1
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*** Another ''Smallville''-related one in the same episode: young Clark informs Lana Lang about how he is seeing through things; she asks if he's looked towards the girls' locker room. This ended up becoming HilariousInHindsight just five years later, when in the ''Series/{{Smallville}}'' episode "X-Ray," Clark discovers his x-ray vision by accident and ends up inadvertently seeing into the girls locker room... directly at Lana.

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*** Another ''Smallville''-related one in the same episode: young Clark informs Lana Lang about how he is seeing through things; she asks if he's looked towards the girls' locker room. This ended up becoming HilariousInHindsight just five years later, when in the ''Series/{{Smallville}}'' episode "X-Ray," "X-Ray", Clark discovers his x-ray vision by accident and ends up inadvertently seeing into the girls girls' locker room... directly at Lana.
11th Feb '17 1:08:14 PM DLMaximum1
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** Toyman, [[CreepyAwesome the most creepy of Superman villans]].
* EvilIsSexy:

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** Toyman, [[CreepyAwesome the most creepy of Superman villans]].
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* EvilIsSexy: EvilIsSexy:



** Volcana. She is literally hot ed also flirt with Superman.

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** Volcana. She is literally hot ed and also flirt flirted with Superman.



** The second episode has a passenger plane hit with a missile and nearly crash into Metropolis. To make it worse the missile was fired by a ''terrorist''[[note]]okay so they're more like mercenaries but everyone called them terrorists in the episode[[/note]]. Similarly, the first part of "The World's Finest" has a scene where terrorists take over ''Air Force One''.

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** The second episode has a passenger plane hit with a missile and nearly crash into Metropolis. To make it worse the missile was fired by a ''terrorist''[[note]]okay so they're more like mercenaries mercenaries, but everyone called them terrorists in the episode[[/note]]. Similarly, the first part of "The World's Finest" has a scene where terrorists take over ''Air Force One''.



*** Another ''Smallville''-related one in the same episode: young Clark informs Lana Lang about how he is seeing through things, she asks if he's looked towards the girls' locker room. This ended up becoming HilariousInHindsight just five years later, when in the ''Series/{{Smallville}}'' episode "X-Ray," Clark discovers his x-ray vision by accident and ends up inadvertently seeing into the girls locker room... directly at Lana.

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*** Another ''Smallville''-related one in the same episode: young Clark informs Lana Lang about how he is seeing through things, things; she asks if he's looked towards the girls' locker room. This ended up becoming HilariousInHindsight just five years later, when in the ''Series/{{Smallville}}'' episode "X-Ray," Clark discovers his x-ray vision by accident and ends up inadvertently seeing into the girls locker room... directly at Lana.



** Really everything Darkseid does is this [[spoiler: he gives weapons to Intergang that cause considerable damage to Metropolis, attempts an class-4 ApocalypseHow on Earth, and later an class 5 by crashing a comet into it to wipe out it without breaking his treaty with New Genesis, and in the finale brainwashes Superman and turns him against Earth.]]

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** Really Really, everything Darkseid does is this [[spoiler: he gives weapons to Intergang that cause considerable damage to Metropolis, attempts an class-4 Class-4 ApocalypseHow on Earth, and later an class a Class 5 by crashing a comet into it to wipe it out it without breaking his treaty with New Genesis, and in the finale brainwashes Superman and turns him against Earth.]]



** "Prototype" has the infamous moment where Superman is temporarily blinded by the insane Sergeant Mills, leading to a bunch of sporadic piano music to start playing, but instead of coming off as creepy it's unintentionally hilarious - as is the way Superman gets smacked around by Mills while blinded.

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** "Prototype" has the infamous moment where Superman is temporarily blinded by the insane Sergeant Mills, leading to a bunch of sporadic piano music to start playing, but instead of coming off as creepy creepy, it's unintentionally hilarious - as is the way Superman gets smacked around by Mills while blinded.



* TheScrappy: Considering [[spoiler:the way he thought Superman "betrayed" him in the finale and his subsequent FaceHeelTurn in WesternAnimation/JusticeLeague Unlimited,]] it's highly doubtful you'll find someone who likes Professor Hamilton ever again. Bruce Timm stated in his Modern Masters book that THEY didn't like Professor Hamilton in the first place. That's why, when debating who Darkseid should kill, they finally came up with [[spoiler: Dan Turpin]], because they weren't allowed to kill Ma and Pa Kent and they felt if they killed Professor Hamilton it wouldn't have any impact, because they never liked him anyway.

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* TheScrappy: Considering [[spoiler:the way he thought Superman "betrayed" him in the finale and his subsequent FaceHeelTurn in WesternAnimation/JusticeLeague Unlimited,]] it's highly doubtful you'll find someone who likes Professor Hamilton ever again. Bruce Timm stated in his Modern Masters book that THEY didn't like Professor Hamilton in the first place. That's why, when debating who Darkseid should kill, they finally came up with [[spoiler: Dan Turpin]], Turpin]] because they weren't allowed to kill Ma and Pa Kent and they felt if they killed Professor Hamilton Hamilton, it wouldn't have any impact, because they never liked him anyway.



** Lois Lane in "Target". She's put herself in danger multiple times, but at least usually she didn't know how dangerous it was or at least ''tried'' to take some kind of precaution. Here she knows exactly how dangerous her unknown enemy is and she's actually has police protection. During a phone conversation with Clark she suddenly realizes who's trying to kill her. What does she do? She sneaks off to confront them face to face. While Clark and everyone else still thinks she's under police protection. If it hadn't been for Luthor just happening to call Clark to give him a vital piece of information she would have been dead by the end of the episode.
** In "The Main Man," Lois goes after Lobo with a metal pipe...''after'' she's already seen him shrug off multiple punches from Superman.

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** Lois Lane in "Target". She's put herself in danger multiple times, but at least usually she didn't know how dangerous it was or at least ''tried'' to take some kind of precaution. Here she knows exactly how dangerous her unknown enemy is and she's actually has police protection. During a phone conversation with Clark she suddenly realizes who's trying to kill her. What does she do? She sneaks off to confront them face to face. While Clark and everyone else still thinks she's under police protection. If it hadn't been for Luthor just happening to call Clark to give him a vital piece of information information, she would have been dead by the end of the episode.
** In "The Main Man," Lois goes after Lobo with a metal pipe... ''after'' she's already seen him shrug off multiple punches from Superman.
11th Feb '17 12:56:23 PM DLMaximum1
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** ComicBook/{{Brainiac}}, who also appeared in ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeague'' as a threat surpassed only by Darkseid, is a {{robotic psychopath}} and [[TheCollector collector of data]] who views himself as superior to all organic life. Once the [[AIIsACrapshoot supercomputer]] responsible for running Krypton's day-to-day affairs, Brainiac lied to the Council of Elders about the planet's impending doom, prioritising saving himself over preserving the lives of his creators. Escaping into space, Brainiac roams from world-to-world, assembling all of a planet's information, and then destroying the original in order to increase the value of his stolen memories; his objective is to repeat the process across the universe until he has "[[OmnicidalManiac destroyed all of creation]]". Along the way he murders the crew of a spaceship that was investigating his presence, tries to [[GrandTheftMe steal Superman's body for himself]], and [[Recap/JusticeLeagueUnlimitedS2E12DividedWeFall eventually]], after [[FusionDance fusing]] with ComicBook/LexLuthor, tries to wipe out the entire universe in one fell swoop, aiming to rebuild it in his own image. [[LackOfEmpathy Void of remorse]], and possessed of a bodycount in the billions, Brainiac cared for nothing but [[ItsAllAboutMe his own survival]], and his mission of bringing about "the end of all things."

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** ComicBook/{{Brainiac}}, who also appeared in ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeague'' as a threat surpassed only by Darkseid, is a {{robotic psychopath}} and [[TheCollector collector of data]] who views himself as superior to all organic life. Once the [[AIIsACrapshoot supercomputer]] responsible for running Krypton's day-to-day affairs, Brainiac lied to the Council of Elders about the planet's impending doom, prioritising prioritizing saving himself over preserving the lives of his creators. Escaping into space, Brainiac roams from world-to-world, assembling all of a planet's information, and then destroying the original in order to increase the value of his stolen memories; his objective is to repeat the process across the universe until he has "[[OmnicidalManiac destroyed all of creation]]". Along the way way, he murders the crew of a spaceship that was investigating his presence, tries to [[GrandTheftMe steal Superman's body for himself]], and [[Recap/JusticeLeagueUnlimitedS2E12DividedWeFall eventually]], after [[FusionDance fusing]] with ComicBook/LexLuthor, tries to wipe out the entire universe in one fell swoop, aiming to rebuild it in his own image. [[LackOfEmpathy Void of remorse]], and possessed of a bodycount in the billions, Brainiac cared for nothing but [[ItsAllAboutMe his own survival]], and his mission of bringing about "the end of all things."
11th Feb '17 12:50:04 PM DLMaximum1
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* BrokenBase: The 'Legacy' two part series finale. Was it an awesome, emotional, action packed, bittersweet finale to the series or was it a rushed, sloppily written mess filled with plot holes and firm grasps on the IdiotBall that shouldn't have been made as the finale? While most lean towards the former point of view, the later has gained popularity in recent years

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* BrokenBase: The 'Legacy' two part series finale. Was it an awesome, emotional, action packed, bittersweet finale to the series or was it a rushed, sloppily written mess filled with plot holes and firm grasps on the IdiotBall that shouldn't have been made as the finale? While most lean towards the former point of view, the later latter has gained popularity in recent yearsyears.



** ComicBook/{{Darkseid}}, who later appeared in ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeague'' and was the [[BigBad top threat of the entire DCAU]], is the EvilOverlord of the wasteland planet Apokolips, and ultimately desired total dominion over all life in the universe. To achieve this end, he forever seeks the cosmic power of the Anti-Life Equation to use as the ultimate weapon. Incapable of love or empathy, [[AbusiveParents he abused his loyal son Kalibak]], handed over his adopted son Scott Free to be tortured and brainwashed by [[EvilOldFolks Granny Goodness]], and attempted to [[OffingTheOffspring murder his other son]], Orion, for opposing him. His [[BadBoss servants are likewise subjected to torture or death should they fail him]], or even question him. Setting his sights on conquering Earth, Darkseid launched a full-scale invasion on the planet, only relenting when the planet was declared off-limits by Apokolips's sister planet, New Genesis. To compensate, Darkseid murdered [[spoiler:Dan Turpin]] solely [[EvilIsPetty to spite Superman]]. He would make numerous more attempts to conquer or annihilate the planet, including attempting to destroy it with an asteroid and [[BrainwashedAndCrazy brainwashing]] Superman into leading an attack on his adopted world, turning the Man of Steel into a pariah for years. He later attempted to use Brainiac's programming to collect the Anti-Life Equation and bend the universe to his will, leading to his death in a battle with Superman. [[BackFromTheDead Upon his resurrection]], Darkseid immediately launched another invasion on Earth, not out of a desire for power, but solely to make Superman suffer. Ruthless and tyrannical, Darkseid is Superman's greatest enemy, and [[ThouShaltNotKill one of the few villains]] he has [[OOCIsSeriousBusiness outright tried to kill]].

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** ComicBook/{{Darkseid}}, who later appeared in ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeague'' and was the [[BigBad top threat of the entire DCAU]], is the EvilOverlord of the wasteland planet Apokolips, and ultimately desired total dominion over all life in the universe. To achieve this end, he forever seeks the cosmic power of the Anti-Life Equation to use as the ultimate weapon. Incapable of love or empathy, [[AbusiveParents he abused his loyal son Kalibak]], handed over his adopted son Scott Free to be tortured and brainwashed by [[EvilOldFolks Granny Goodness]], and attempted to [[OffingTheOffspring murder his other son]], Orion, for opposing him. His [[BadBoss servants are likewise subjected to torture or death should they fail him]], or even question him. Setting his sights on conquering Earth, Darkseid launched a full-scale invasion on the planet, only relenting when the planet was declared off-limits by Apokolips's Apokolips' sister planet, New Genesis. To compensate, Darkseid murdered [[spoiler:Dan Turpin]] solely [[EvilIsPetty to spite Superman]]. He would make numerous more attempts to conquer or annihilate the planet, including attempting to destroy it with an asteroid and [[BrainwashedAndCrazy brainwashing]] Superman into leading an attack on his adopted world, turning the Man of Steel into a pariah for years. He later attempted to use Brainiac's programming to collect the Anti-Life Equation and bend the universe to his will, leading to his death in a battle with Superman. [[BackFromTheDead Upon his resurrection]], Darkseid immediately launched another invasion on Earth, not out of a desire for power, but solely to make Superman suffer. Ruthless and tyrannical, Darkseid is Superman's greatest enemy, and [[ThouShaltNotKill one of the few villains]] he has [[OOCIsSeriousBusiness outright tried to kill]].
11th Feb '17 12:45:30 PM DLMaximum1
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* AngstWhatAngst: For someone who came out of cryosleep (which for her would be like going to sleep and suddenly waking up) and finding out the rest of her family is dead, her world is now a complete lifeless husk, and she's been trapped on ice for years, Supergirl seems to take things remarkably well. Possibly justified in that what she had to endure before was like hell and Smallville farm (plus superpowers) must seem like heaven.

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* AngstWhatAngst: For someone who came out of cryosleep (which for her would be like going to sleep and suddenly waking up) and finding out the rest of her family is dead, her world is now a complete lifeless husk, and she's been trapped on ice for years, Supergirl seems to take things remarkably well. Possibly justified in that what she had to endure before was like hell and living with Martha & Jonathan Kent on the Kent Farm in Smallville farm (plus superpowers) must seem like heaven.
11th Feb '17 12:38:29 PM DLMaximum1
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** Relating to [[spoiler:Professor Emil Hamilton and his FaceHeelTurn in WesternAnimation/JusticeLeague Unlimited,]] after feeling "betrayed" by Superman in the finale, one has to wonder if Hamilton was always a narcissistic BitchInSheepsClothing who took too much pride in being Superman's personal Mr. Wizard ally, or if he was a genuinely good man who sadly never overcame the trauma of seeing just how destructive and dangerous Superman could be if he were evil or brainwashed into being evil. If the latter, did he really join CADMUS in JLU of his own free will or was he manipulated by Lex Luthor and Amanda Waller for their own ends? If the latter, does that make him a victim as well as a villain?]]

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** Relating to [[spoiler:Professor Emil Hamilton and his FaceHeelTurn in WesternAnimation/JusticeLeague Unlimited,]] after feeling "betrayed" by Superman in the finale, one has to wonder if Hamilton was always a narcissistic BitchInSheepsClothing who took too much pride in being Superman's personal Mr. Wizard ally, or if he was a genuinely good man who sadly never overcame the trauma of seeing just how destructive and dangerous Superman could be if he were evil or brainwashed into being evil. If the latter, did he really join CADMUS in JLU of his own free will or was he manipulated by Lex Luthor and Amanda Waller for their own ends? If the latter, does that make him a victim as well as a villain?]]villain?



*** Another Smallville related one in the same episode: young Clark informs Lana Lang about how he is seeing through things, she asks if he's looked towards the girls locker room. This ended up becoming HilariousInHindsight just five years later, when in the ''Series/{{Smallville}}'' episode "X-Ray," Clark discovers his x-ray vision by accident and ends up inadvertently seeing into the girls locker room...directly at Lana.

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*** Another Smallville related ''Smallville''-related one in the same episode: young Clark informs Lana Lang about how he is seeing through things, she asks if he's looked towards the girls girls' locker room. This ended up becoming HilariousInHindsight just five years later, when in the ''Series/{{Smallville}}'' episode "X-Ray," Clark discovers his x-ray vision by accident and ends up inadvertently seeing into the girls locker room... directly at Lana.
5th Feb '17 5:09:09 AM CaptainTedium
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** "Girl's Night Out", the episode of the Franchise/{{DCAU}} featuring Batgirl and Supergirl against Poison Ivy, Harley Quinn, and Livewire is commonly thought to be a ''STAS'' episode, but in reality it is officially a ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries'' episode, according to both the episode list on [[http://www.batman-superman.com the official website]] and the fact that it was on the ''BTAS'' Volume 4 DVD rather than Volume 3 of ''STAS'' (which included the last third of the series, including Supergirl's debut).

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** "Girl's Night Out", the episode of the Franchise/{{DCAU}} Franchise/DCAnimatedUniverse featuring Batgirl and Supergirl against Poison Ivy, Harley Quinn, and Livewire is commonly thought to be a ''STAS'' episode, but in reality it is officially a ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries'' episode, according to both the episode list on [[http://www.batman-superman.com the official website]] and the fact that it was on the ''BTAS'' Volume 4 DVD rather than Volume 3 of ''STAS'' (which included the last third of the series, including Supergirl's debut).
30th Dec '16 4:33:07 PM nombretomado
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** "Girl's Night Out", the episode of the {{DCAU}} featuring Batgirl and Supergirl against Poison Ivy, Harley Quinn, and Livewire is commonly thought to be a ''STAS'' episode, but in reality it is officially a ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries'' episode, according to both the episode list on [[http://www.batman-superman.com the official website]] and the fact that it was on the ''BTAS'' Volume 4 DVD rather than Volume 3 of ''STAS'' (which included the last third of the series, including Supergirl's debut).

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** "Girl's Night Out", the episode of the {{DCAU}} Franchise/{{DCAU}} featuring Batgirl and Supergirl against Poison Ivy, Harley Quinn, and Livewire is commonly thought to be a ''STAS'' episode, but in reality it is officially a ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries'' episode, according to both the episode list on [[http://www.batman-superman.com the official website]] and the fact that it was on the ''BTAS'' Volume 4 DVD rather than Volume 3 of ''STAS'' (which included the last third of the series, including Supergirl's debut).
30th Dec '16 3:19:00 AM yesatron
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** However, in regards to Superman himself, it can be a bit contentious. While Creator/TimDaly still has fans who prefer him, in recent years, thanks to ''WesternAnimation/SupermanVsTheElite'' and ''VideoGame/InjusticeGodsAmongUs'', his successor in ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeague'', Creator/GeorgeNewbern, has seen an upsurge in popularity, with many viewing Newbern as Superman's definitive voice actor. And then you have fans who like Daly and Newbern equally.

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** And then you have Creator/MichaelIronside as ComicBook/{{Darkseid}}, whose even, diabolical take is often considered to be ''the'' definitive iteration of the character. It helps that he has some of the series' greatest lines.
** However, in regards to Superman himself, it can be a bit contentious. While Creator/TimDaly still has fans who prefer him, in recent years, thanks to ''WesternAnimation/SupermanVsTheElite'' and ''VideoGame/InjusticeGodsAmongUs'', his successor in ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeague'', Creator/GeorgeNewbern, has seen an upsurge in popularity, with many viewing Newbern as Superman's definitive voice actor. And then you have fans who like Daly and Newbern equally. equally...
26th Dec '16 2:55:25 AM ACW
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** ComicBook/{{Brainiac}}, who also appeared in ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeague'', is a {{robotic psychopath}} and [[TheCollector collector of data]] who views himself as superior to all organic life. Once the [[AIIsACrapshoot supercomputer]] responsible for running Krypton's day-to-day affairs, Brainiac lied to the Council of Elders about the planet's impending doom, prioritising saving himself over preserving the lives of his creators. Escaping into space, Brainiac roams from world-to-world, assembling all of a planet's information, and then destroying the original in order to increase the value of his stolen memories; his objective is to repeat the process across the universe until he has "[[OmnicidalManiac destroyed all of creation]]". Along the way he murders the crew of a spaceship that was investigating his presence, tries to [[GrandTheftMe steal Superman's body for himself]], and [[Recap/JusticeLeagueUnlimitedS2E12DividedWeFall eventually]], after [[FusionDance fusing]] with ComicBook/LexLuthor, tries to wipe out the entire universe in one fell swoop, aiming to rebuild it in his own image. [[LackOfEmpathy Void of remorse]], and possessed of a bodycount in the billions, Brainiac cared for nothing but [[ItsAllAboutMe his own survival]], and his mission of bringing about "the end of all things."

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** ComicBook/{{Brainiac}}, who also appeared in ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeague'', ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeague'' as a threat surpassed only by Darkseid, is a {{robotic psychopath}} and [[TheCollector collector of data]] who views himself as superior to all organic life. Once the [[AIIsACrapshoot supercomputer]] responsible for running Krypton's day-to-day affairs, Brainiac lied to the Council of Elders about the planet's impending doom, prioritising saving himself over preserving the lives of his creators. Escaping into space, Brainiac roams from world-to-world, assembling all of a planet's information, and then destroying the original in order to increase the value of his stolen memories; his objective is to repeat the process across the universe until he has "[[OmnicidalManiac destroyed all of creation]]". Along the way he murders the crew of a spaceship that was investigating his presence, tries to [[GrandTheftMe steal Superman's body for himself]], and [[Recap/JusticeLeagueUnlimitedS2E12DividedWeFall eventually]], after [[FusionDance fusing]] with ComicBook/LexLuthor, tries to wipe out the entire universe in one fell swoop, aiming to rebuild it in his own image. [[LackOfEmpathy Void of remorse]], and possessed of a bodycount in the billions, Brainiac cared for nothing but [[ItsAllAboutMe his own survival]], and his mission of bringing about "the end of all things."
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