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[[caption-width-right:350:The new generation of wonders.]]
->'''Mercury''': I am a dying god, and the task ahead needs living heroes.\\
'''Jay Garrick''': Wait! Heroes to fight something even greater than Apokolips? How... how can we? Mercury... sir. Earth simply doesn't have any. Back in the war, we had Superman, Wonder Woman, and Batman too, our "Trinity of Wonders". Now... the Age of Wonders is over.\\
'''Mercury''': Then let a new age begin.

'''''Earth 2''''' is a series from Creator/DCComics starting in 2012 as part of the ComicBook/{{New 52}}. It reboots the DC [[TheMultiverse Multiverse]]'s Earth-2 world, the one based on characters from TheGoldenAgeOfComicBooks. In the new version of this universe, the PowerTrio of Franchise/{{Superman}}, Franchise/{{Batman}}, and Franchise/WonderWoman have died protecting the Earth from the Gods of [[{{Darkseid}} Apokolips]], while sidekicks Robin and Supergirl have vanished without a trace. Earth is left without costumed heroes, but [[Comicbook/TheFlash Jay Garrick]], [[Comicbook/GreenLantern Alan Scott]], Kendra Munoz-Saunders (Hawkgirl), Khalid Ben-Hassin ([[DoctorFate Dr. Fate]]), and [[ComicBook/TheAtom Al Pratt]] represent a new generation of heroes. A dimension-hopping Mister Terrific (Michael Holt) is also in the mix, tangling with an evil version of Terry Sloan, the Golden Age Mister Terrific.

The series began with scripts by James Robinson (''Comicbook/{{Starman}}'') and art by Nicola Scott (''Comicbook/BirdsOfPrey''). After finishing issue #16, James Robinson announced that he was leaving the comic. He was replaced by Tom Taylor (''VideoGame/InjusticeGodsAmongUs'').
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!! Earth 2 uses the following Tropes
* AdaptationNameChange: A few minor examples: Themyscira is instead called Amazonia, and the collective term for Superman, Batman, and Wonder Woman is "Ternion" instead of "Trinity".
* AdaptationalSexuality: Alan Scott is made gay in this version of Earth-2. See CompositeCharacter.
* AdaptationalVillainy: Fury, Wonder Woman's daughter, is made a villain here.
* AffirmativeActionLegacy: [[spoiler: Val-Zod, a black Kryptonian, has been confirmed to be the one who eventually takes up the mantle of Superman]].
* AlwaysABiggerFish: "Earth 2" starts out with an invasion by [[{{Darkseid}} Apokolips]], and then a God comes and warns of an ''even'' greater danger.
* AnArmAndALeg: [[spoiler:Captain Steel and The Atom lose an arm. Connor Hawke had lost an arm in the past and was replaced with a cybernetic version]].
* AntiVillain: Terry Sloan. Shown in issue #0 to be a Type III, a WellIntentionedExtremist.
* AppropriatedAppellation: How Jay gets the title of ''The Flash''.
* TheArcher: Red Arrow.
* BadassArmy: The World Army.
* BadassGrandpa / EmpoweredBadassNormal: [[spoiler: Batman II, a.k.a. Thomas Wayne sr.]]
* BarbieDollAnatomy: Mercury, who crash-lands NakedOnArrival with his parts lacking.
* BigBadEnsemble: Between [[EvilOverlord General Steppenwolf]] and [[FallenHero Terry]] [[TheChessmaster Sloan]].
** [[spoiler: And then it seems that [[FallenHero Superman has been corrupted by Darkseid]], until it is revealed that he is a clone, and the Earth is kind of in trouble.]]
* BigBadWannabe: [[spoiler: Steppenwolf as of issue #16. He proclaims himself TheStarscream in lieu of any interference from Darkseid, and is immediately killed by Brutaal before he can even finish his sentence proclaiming this.]]
* BiggerBad: [[spoiler:Darkseid.]]
* BlessedWithSuck: Hawkgirl's wings are biological and irremovable.
--> '''Hawkgirl:''' I agreed to do a gig for the World Army - insane adventure that resulted in my getting these ''damned'' wings.
--> '''Alan Scott:''' "Damned"? You're a Wonder now. Some would say you've been blessed.
--> '''Hawkgirl:''' [[IJustWantToBeNormal Then have them try going to a bar or a movie with these on their back]], they might think differently.
* BloodlessCarnage: Grundy doesn't bleed no matter how many times he's torn apart. [[JustifiedTrope Justified]] because he's an undead being.
* BrainUploading: In issue 17, Red Tornado has [[spoiler:Lois Lane]]'s mind uploaded onto her by General Lane, essentially bringing [[spoiler:Lois]] BackFromTheDead.
* BrainwashedAndCrazy:
** [[spoiler: Michael Holt, AKA Mr. Terrific]] in issue 7.
** [[spoiler: Superman, by then known as Brutaal]] as shown in issue 16. [[spoiler:Subverted in issue 26, where he's revealed to be an evil clone]].
* BuryYourGays: Alan Scott's lover Sam dies in a train crash.
* TheBusCameBack: After disappearing in issue #16, Hawkgirl reappears in issue #19 to rescue Batman II and Sato from the parademons.
* CanonForeigner: Aquawoman. WordOfGod from Nicola Scott is she's not based on any preexisting characters.
* TheCaptain: Wesley Dodds for the Sandmen.
* ChainmailBikini: Fury's armor keeps her [[BareYourMidriff midriff]], thighs and upper arms exposed.
* ChekhovsGunman: The rambling homeless man Jay encounters in issue 2? It's [[DoctorFate Khalid]].
* TheChessmaster: Amar Khan and Terry Sloan, who are locked in a silent duel of subterfuge and sabotage against one another.
* ChurchOfHappyology: [[spoiler:Issue 20 features the parademons destroying places of worship all over the world. A building labeled "SCIENTOL--" (the panel cuts off the rest) is included in the destruction. Rather conspicuously, [[TakeThat this panel is the one that features a line from Superman calling religion "fiction"]]]].
* CloneDegeneration: Issue 26 reveals that [[spoiler:the evil Superman]] is actually a clone when it starts crumbling to dust.
* ColorfulThemeNaming: Various projects by the World Army are named "Red ''x''". This includes the Wonder archer Red Arrow, the high-tech submarine ''Red Torpedo'', and the wind-controlling automaton Red Tornado.
* CompositeCharacter:
** Green Lantern is Alan Scott, but he's gay like his pre-New 52 son Obsidian. The writer even stated that he made Scott gay in this universe because he felt bad about getting rid of one of DC's few gay characters.
** The Atom is Al Pratt, but with his godson Atom-Smasher's size-changing powers and a costume more similar to his son Damage.
** ComicBook/RedTornado is an android (like the Silver Age Red Tornado) and female (like the Golden Age Red Tornado). [[spoiler: Also, she is the Lois Lane of this earth]].
** Red Arrow is named Connor Hawke (originally Green Arrow II) but features the appearance, alias, and prosthetic arm of Roy Harper.
** [[spoiler: Batman II, a.k.a. Thomas Wayne, is a mix of his counterpart of Comicbook/{{Flashpoint}} and Hourman.]]
* ConflictBall: Green Lantern [[spoiler: refusing the Flash and Hawkgirl's offer to form a new Trinity]] after the events of the first arc. Nobody ever said Alan Scott lacked an ego.
* ContinuityReboot: Of the Earth 2 universe.
* CoversAlwaysLie: Issue 7 is titled "Flight to the Death!", showing Green Lantern and Hawkgirl fighting hand-to-hand on the cover. In the story, all they have is an argument over Alan not joining the team.
* CrapsackWorld: Earth-2 is in a pretty terrible state. Darkseid's first invasion did a lot more damage than it did in the main universe, with three of the world's most inspirational superheroes dying in the process and several Apokolips-esque fire pits cropping up around the globe. All of the new generation of heroes have some tragic element to their backstories, ranging from dead mentors and lovers to just being told by everyone that you're a failure.
** Averted before the invasion, though. This universe's Batman and Superman lived long enough to have families, and in ''Batman/Superman'', the reason that this world was doomed is because it isn't willing to do what is necessary, as in be willing to take risks and fight like the Batman and Superman of the mainstream universe, to survive.
* CryoPrison: Arkham Asylum has become a vast cryo-storage unit for villains. Which doesn't stop the new Batman [[spoiler: putting a couple of bullets in the frozen Joker just to be on the safe side]].
* CurbStompBattle:
** In issue 15, it's the Flash, Green Lantern, Doctor Fate, the Atom, Red Arrow, and the Sandmen vs. the Hunger Dogs of Apokolips. The Hunger Dogs pulverize the Wonders, but leave most of them alive. Some of the Sandmen aren't so lucky.
** Issue 16 has Green Lantern fighting Steppenwolf on even ground until Brutaal steps in. They literally stomp Green Lantern within an inch of his life.
** In issue 17, Dr. Fate tries to fight Brutaal, thinking his magic will give him an advantage. It doesn't and [[spoiler:Brutaal[=/=]Superman's clone actually cracks the Helmet of Fate.]] Luckily, the Flash rescues Fate before he's killed.
* DarkerAndEdgier: The new Batman, who's willing to kill much more (in fact he isn't shown using any non-lethal methods), complete with a red and black costume.
* DawnOfAnEra: [[TimeSkip Five years after]] the [[EndOfAnAge "Age of Wonders" ended]], new superheroes started to appear.
* DeadAllAlong: Issue 26 reveals that [[spoiler:the evil Superman]] was a clone, meaning the original has been dead for years. [[note]] Except that he's not. He is still alive after the explosion that seemingly killed him transported him to Apokolips to be imprisoned by Darksied. This is where they got Supe's DNA from to make his clone.[[/note]]
* DeathByAdaptation: Khalid's deceased guardian, Kent Nelson, was the original Doctor Fate pre-New 52.
* DecapitationPresentation: Steppenwolf in issue #8 shows the people of Dherain the head of its king to make them surrender.
* DesperatelyLookingForAPurposeInLife: Jay, a loser who is barely passing college classes. Conveniently, it lands in his backyard.
* DifferentlyPoweredIndividual: Superheroes are commonly called "Wonders"--according to WordOfGod, this is due to Wonder Woman being the first public superhero (as opposed to Superman being first, leading to the term "superhero"). Jay calls the Hunger Dogs "Terrors", but it's so far unclear if this is an established term for "supervillain" or just something Jay made up on the spot.
* DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything: When Terry Sloan [[spoiler: destroys the parts of the world that are infected with Anti-Life, the world looks just like Apokolips.]]
* DoggedNiceGuy: Jay comes off largely as this.
* TheDragon: [[DarkActionGirl Fury]] is Steppenwolf's right hand woman.
* DynamicEntry:
** The Atom's definitely counts; jumping from a plane and landing on Grundy.
** The Atom gets another one when he smashes into [[spoiler: Jay's mother's house]].
--> '''The Atom:''' *smash!* Knock knock!
* EndOfAnAge: After Superman, Batman, and Wonder Woman died stopping the parademon invasion, the world considers the "Age of Wonders" to be over.
* EvilCounterpart:
** Terry Sloan (the original Mr. Terrific in old DC continuity) for Michael Holt (the modern Mr. Terrific). His resemblance to a pre-hair loss LexLuthor probably isn't an accident.
*** He also draws an interesting contrast to Jay as well. A WideEyedIdealist who [[SuperSpeed moves fast]] vs. a [[ShellShockedVeteran jaded]] [[FallenHero cynic]] who is a [[TheChessmaster slow-moving plotter]].
** Alan Scott, the champion of the Green, has one in [[spoiler: Grundy, the man of Grey]].
* [[spoiler:EvilKnockoff: Brutaal, who is a clone of Superman.]]
* EvilOverlord: Steppenwolf, after he [[OffWithHisHead beheads]] King Marov of Dherain and takes over his country.
* FaceHeelTurn: [[spoiler:Years after his apparent death in the parademon invasion, Superman returns, but is now a devout follower of Darkseid and wants to take over the world in his name. Subverted in that it wasn't actually Superman, but a clone.]]
* FacialHorror: Doctor Fate hits Begulier with a spell that eradicates most of her head; leaving only the skull. She still thinks she's beautiful.
* AFatherToHisMen: Al Pratt, the Atom.
* FauxAffablyEvil: Wotan. He even [[LampshadedTrope lampshades]] it.
--> '''Wotan''': I may have polite airs, good lady, but do not mistake them for a polite heart.
* FemaleGaze: Nicola Scott seems... rather fond of giving the readers [[http://24.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_mb8ej576FB1r9x52qo2_1280.jpg glorious shots]] [[http://25.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_mbpn8jBMon1rycc0so1_1280.jpg of Jay Garrick]]'s [[http://24.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_mbx187yBct1qzizmho1_1280.jpg well formed hindquarters]]
** Alan Scott's skin-tight Green Lantern costume is [[http://24.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_makod68uIN1r8kgbfo1_1280.jpg realistically drawn]], as is [[http://static.comicvine.com/uploads/original/11/113509/2390058-jay.png Jay's Flash costume]].
* {{Fembot}}: Red Tornado. She later gets a woman's consciousness uploaded into her.
* TheFinalTemptation: [[spoiler: The Grey attempts to lure Alan into submission by using an apparition of Sam.]]
* FirstEpisodeSpoiler: Superman, Batman, and Wonder Woman dying in issue one to make way for the true premise of the series.
* FiveManBand:
** TheHero / TheHeart: Jay Garrick / The Flash.
** TheLancer: Alan Scott / Green Lantern.
** TheSmartGuy: Khalid Ben-Hassin / Dr. Fate.
** TheBigGuy: Kendra Munoz-Saunders / Hawkgirl.
** SixthRanger: Al Pratt / Atom; Batman II.
* {{Foreshadowing}}:
** ''Tons'' of it. Robinson particularly loves hinting at upcoming characters in background details and aside mentions in character dialogue.
** In issue #17, after Doctor Fate gets [[CurbStompBattle thrashed]] by Superman, he starts [[TalkativeLoon babbling again]]. Writer Tom Taylor mentions in an interview that Fate's babbling has details about things to come. Visit the analysis page for more info.
-->'''Doctor Fate:''' Crumbles! The space door opens! Crumbles... the Queen! It Crumbles. Green! Crumbles. Speed broken! The child, resurrected hope. Angel in the slaughter. They come from the fires! The alien. Crumbles green. It crumbles! Crumbles!
* GiantFootOfStomping: The Atom does this to Grundy, but it doesn't keep him down for long.
* GodzillaThreshold: With the heroes rapidly losing the battle against Brutaal[=/=][[spoiler: Superman's clone]], Batman II infiltrates the World Army's stasis prison to get additional help.
* GoodScarsEvilScars: Terry Sloan has minor scarring on his face. Issue #0 reveals this is due to shrapnel from a grenade.
* GrievousHarmWithABody: [[spoiler:Superman's clone whacks Atom with Atom's own dismembered arm]].
* HealingFactor: Grundy has an impressive one; even reforming after having his head punched to a pulp by Green Lantern.
* HeartbrokenBadass: Alan Scott becomes this as Green Lantern shortly following the death of his lover Sam.
* HenshinHero: Green Lantern and the Flash can magically shift in and out of their costumes at will.
* HeroicSacrifice: Batman goes into one of the parademon towers to plant a computer virus that will kill all the parademons. However, the tower has a fail-safe that will self-destruct if tampered, something Batman knew would happen. He gives a tearful goodbye to Robin (his daughter Helena) as he plants the virus.
* HeroicSpirit: Green Lantern needs to be focused in order to create constructs. While fighting [[spoiler: Grundy]] he's unable to create constructs because he was still fazed by [[spoiler: the death of his lover, Sam]]. When The Grey tries to tempt him with [[spoiler: an apparition of Sam]], Green Lantern fights it off and becomes focused enough to create constructs.
* HopeSpot: In issue 16, the wonders get a second wind and fight to save as much lives as they can. Green Lantern even goes toe-to-toe with Steppenwolf. However, Brutaal comes to Steppenwolf's aid and they both beat the stuffing out of Green Lantern. [[FromBadToWorse Then Brutaal usurps Steppenwolf for defying Darkseid and starts preparing Earth for another Apokolips invasion]].
* HumanPopsicle[=/=]PeopleJars: The World Army's Black Basement holding facility is where the world's most dangerous criminals and other liabilities are put in pods and frozen in stasis. This includes Aquawoman, the Joker, and [[spoiler:Jimmy Olsen]].
* ImADoctorNotAPlaceholder: One of the soldiers of Dherain in casual conversation with another solider in issue #8.
-->'''Soldier 1:''' How long do you think until we get the order?
-->'''Soldier 2:''' I'm a soldier, not a sideshow mind reader. How should I know?
* InTheBack: Steppenwolf kills Wonder Woman from behind by [[ImpaledWithExtremePrejudice impaling her with his spear]].
* InspectorJavert: [[spoiler: The Atom]] becomes this to [[spoiler: Hawkgirl and The Flash]]
* IWorkAlone: After they defeat Grundy, Green Lantern thanks the Flash and Hawkgirl for their help, but declines their offer for forming a team. He later reconsiders their offer.
* JumpedAtTheCall: Jay wastes no time becoming a hero once he gets his powers.
* KilledMidSentence: Superman is blown up by an [[ZergRush army of parademons]] while yelling that he will kill Steppenwolf for killing Wonder Woman.
* LastOfTheirKind:
** Wonder Woman believed she was the last amazon, after her sisters and mother were wiped out by parademons. While she's fighting off the parademon invasion, Steppenwolf appears and kills her.
*** However, issue 8 reveals [[ThereIsAnother another surviving amazon]]: Fury, [[spoiler: Wonder Woman's daughter]]. Unlike Wonder Woman, she is evil; having been raised by her adopted father, Steppenwolf.
** Subverted with [[spoiler:Superman]] in issue #19, where the heroes find another member of his species.
* LetsYouAndHimFight:
** A variation. Hawkgirl initiates it to gauge Jay's power level. [[spoiler: Hawkgirl won]].
** Again when The Atom shows up. They each resolve themselves rather quickly.
* LegacyCharacter:
** ''Earth 2 Annual'' #1 revealed a second Batman is currently active. His identity is [[spoiler:later revealed to be Bruce Wayne's father Thomas]], but he wears red and black, uses a wrist-mounted gun in his arsenal, and is willing to kill enemies.
** Val-Zod becomes the second Superman in issue 24. Crosses with AffirmativeActionLegacy because he's also a black Kryptonian.
* LegacyImplosion: Most notably with Alan Scott and Al Pratt. Alan is aged down, which eliminates his son, Obsidian, one of the more prominent gay characters in the DC universe. Robinson decides to make up for it by simply incorporating that into Alan's character. Al Pratt also is a combination of both his Golden Age character, as well as Damage and Atom Smasher, two of his successors in the modern JSA.
* LoveHurts: Both Alan and Jay in different situations, with Jay coping with some [[{{HeartbreakAndIceCream}} Heartbreak and Buzz Beer]].
* MageTower: The Tower of Fate. Its interior is [[EldritchLocation extremely complex and weird]].
* MilitarySuperhero: The World Army has a few: The Atom, Wesley Dodds and his Sandmen, Captain Steel and Red Tornado. Hawkgirl was one of them, but has gone AWOL. The World Council HQ security guards in Guardian uniforms might count as well.
* MonumentalDamage: Grundy reveals himself to the world by destroying the Capitol building in Washington, DC.
* NakedOnArrival: Mercury is this when he crashes on Earth to give Jay Garrick Flash powers, though [[BarbieDollAnatomy he seems to be lacking parts]].
* NoSell:
** The Atom's atomic energy makes him immune to Alan's Green energy.
** In issue #19, two World Army guards fire a huge WaveMotionGun at Aquawoman. Not even her clothes are damaged.
* NotThatKindOfDoctor: Khalid is a doctor of archaeology. When he dons the Helmet of Fate, he chooses Dr. Fate as his codename.
* NukeEm:
** The World Council seems to favor this action in regards to possible threats, under the advisement of Terry Sloan.
** Sloan also solves the problem of large parts of the world being under Apokolips mind control by simply blowing them all up. As Amar Khan states, he's remarkably consistent in his love of this option.
* PhotographicMemory: Jimmy Olsen is a master hacker that remembers everything he sees. [[spoiler:He was imprisoned by the World Army for hacking into their systems, but when the parademon invasion happens again, he is released along with Aquawoman to help stop the invasion]].
* PoorlyDisguisedPilot: Supergirl and Robin (Helena Wayne) both dive into a wormhole at the end of the parademon battle, serving as a set-up for ''Huntress/Power Girl: Worlds' Finest'', which features the pair being stranded on Prime Earth and taking on new superhero mantles.
* PrettyBoy: Wotan. He was originally a woman, but he cast an reincarnation spell on himself; switching sexes every time he was reborn. He's been reborn so many times, he became androgynous as a result.
* PunctuatedForEmphasis: Wotan: "Do. Not. Mess. With. ME!"
* QuirkyMinibossSquad: Steppenwolf's Hunger Dogs: Brutaal, Beguiler, and Bedlam.
** [[spoiler: though it turns out [[NotSoHarmlessVillain they are a much larger threat than]] [[BigBadWannabe Steppenwolf]].]]
* RaceLift: In order to diversify the cast.
** Kendra was changed from white to Latina.
** DoctorFate's host has been changed from the white Kent Nelson to the Egyptian Khalid Ben-Hassin.
** Captain Steel is a Philippine-born Filipino, whereas the original Commander Steel was a white American.
* RightManInTheWrongPlace: This has been the standard so far for the origins of the heroes.
* RefusalOfTheCall: Khalid is initially terrified to put on the Helmet of Fate because while it [[MaskOfPower gives him powerful magic abilities]], it also [[TheHatMakesTheMan possesses his body]]. He later accepts his destiny after having been inspired by the Flash's bravery.
* TheReveal: In Earth-2's Future's End tie-in issue, Michael Holt realises [[spoiler:Terry Sloane isn't from Earth-2, and might not even be human]].
* SealedEvilInACan:
** Green Lantern defeats Grundy by putting him in a place where there is no life for him to corrupt. Namely, [[spoiler: the Moon]].
** The Red Lantern. If she escapes from the Earth's core, the world is doomed.
* ShaggyDogStory: Ultimately, as the Worlds' End and Future's End series reveal, the new heroes accomplish pretty much nothing, their world is destroyed and the survivors will flee to Prime-Earth, where they will be discriminated against, imprisoned and experimented upon.
* SlidingScaleOfIdealismVersusCynicism: According to WordOfGod the series is very much "Golden Age with Modern sensibilities", and so lands straight into the idealistic side.
* TheSmurfettePrinciple: The series has Hawkgirl as a founding member of the new Wonders. Double points since she's not only a woman, but a [[TwoferTokenMinority Latina as well]].
* SpellMyNameWithAnS: Khan's name has caused a bit of confusion, since it has flipped between all combinations of Amir/Amar Khan/Kahn. WordOfGod states that it was supposed to be "Amar", and the other is a typo, and the script appears to have settled on Khan.
* TheStarscream: Issue 16, Brutaal usurps Steppenwolf as the BigBad when he [[spoiler:cuts him in half]] because Steppenwolf would rather take Earth for himself instead of Darkseid. He then reveals himself to be [[spoiler:Superman, who was thought to have died years ago]] and starts preparing the Earth for Apokolips. [[spoiler:Then it was later revealed that he was a clone of Superman.]]
* StraightGay: Alan Scott
* StuffedIntoTheFridge: Superman's wife, Lois Lane, was killed in the parademon invasion before the series even started. [[spoiler:Issue #17 has her consciousness put into Red Tornado's body; bringing her out of the fridge. Writer Tom Taylor points out in an interview that the containment unit Red Tornado was deliberately made to look like a fridge to hang a lampshade on this trope]].
* {{Superempowering}}:
** Jay Garrick is given the [[SuperSpeed speed of a god]] by Mercury.
** Alan Scott is given the [[ImaginationBasedSuperpower power of Earth's energy]] by the Green.
* SurvivorGuilt: The Atom.
* TakeOverTheWorld: Steppenwolf's master plan after he takes over the country of Dherain.
* ThereIsAnother
** The Amazons are supposedly extinct thanks to Apokolips, but in issue 8, we're introduced to Fury, Wonder Woman's daughter.
** Issue 19 reveals that [[spoiler:another Kryptonian named Val is being held by the World Army under Arkham]]. Issue 20 reveals that [[spoiler:there were four capsules launched from Krypton. Since we only know of Superman, Supergirl/Power Girl, and Val, that means ''another'' Kryptonian is out there somewhere]].
* TimeSkip: Right at the end of the first issue the series skips forward five years, introducing us to the first of [[{{TheGoldenAgeOfComicBooks}} the new age of heroes]]: Jay Garrick and Alan Scott.
* TooFastToStop: The Flash hasn't quite gotten the hang of braking when running at full speed.
* TookALevelInBadAss: When the Flash first got his powers, he couldn't use them very well and as a result, Hawkgirl told him to stay out of the fight with Grundy and rescue civilians instead. When the Atom appears and takes out Hawkgirl and Green Lantern, Flash decides to step up and topples the giant Atom with superfast blows.
* TragicKeepsake: [[spoiler: The engagement ring Alan was going to propose to Sam with.]] It becomes his Green Lantern ring.
* TrailersAlwaysSpoil:
** Fans were able to figure out that [[spoiler:Superman had never died and had turned villain]] the moment the cover art to #16 was released. The art style does a good job of obscuring most identifying features, but [[spoiler:the spit curl]] was still there...
** Batman II's identity had been known for months prior to the official reveal in the second Annual thanks to [[http://comicbook.com/blog/2013/10/11/dc-comics-seemingly-spoils-the-identity-of-earth-2-batman-in-action-figure-tweet/ a tweet from DC about action figures]] (note: spoiler link).
* UndyingLoyalty: Brutaal, not to Steppenwolf, but to Darkseid. When Steppenwolf defies Darkseid, [[spoiler:Brutaal kills him and takes over as the main threat]].
* WalkingWasteland: Grundy, the man of gray, who wishes to rid the Earth of life.
* WallOfWeapons: Kendra's cabin has a wall lined with a variety of weapons. She also installed a firing range in her cabin to practice with them.
* WellIntentionedExtremist: Terry Sloan, or at least he claims to be one.
** [[spoiler: The New Batman appears to be one as well.]]
* WhamEpisode: To those unfamiliar with the premise of ''Earth 2'', the first issue will sure seem like one given the deaths of Superman, Batman, and Wonder Woman.
* WhatTheHellHero: Amar Khan's reaction to the World Army Council calling in Terry Sloan.
* WhipItGood: Fury uses a [[PowerGlows glowing red]] whip with a noose on the end of the handle.
* WithGreatPowerComesGreatInsanity: When Khalid's not wearing the Helmet of Fate, he occasionally has temporary [[TalkativeLoon bouts of insanity]].
* WizardDuel: Between Doctor Fate and Wotan. [[spoiler:Doctor Fate wins by sending Wotan to another dimension]].
* WorldHealingWave: Downplayed: Grundy's presence absolutely devastates the Earth's flora. After defeating him, Green Lantern gives some of his energy back to the Earth; similar to a booster shot. Nothing happens at first, but when Green Lantern leaves, everything slowly starts coming back to life.
* YouCantGoHomeAgain: Steppenwolf has been trapped on Earth for five years because he can't make another boom tube back to Apokolips. He decides to make the best of it and plans to take over the world.
* YoungerAndHipper: Prior to the New 52 reboot, the main gimmick of the surviving JSA was that members were elder statesmen who had been in their prime during UsefulNotes/WW2. Now they're young men and women beginning their super-hero careers in the modern day. It still maintains the themes of legacy that the old JSA had, with the twist that now the main characters inherit the legacy of the previous Trinity, instead of the other way around.