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[[caption-width-right:438:the new generation of Wonders[[note]] From left to right, top to bottom: Green Lantern, Superman, Huntress, Powergirl, Batman, and the Flash[[/note]]]]
->'''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 UsefulNotes/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), and Khalid Ben-Hassin ([[DoctorFate Dr. Fate]]), 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 of ''VideoGame/InjusticeGodsAmongUs'' fame.

'''''Earth 2: World's End''''' began on October 8, 2014 as a weekly series running alongside ''Earth 2'' that featured writers Tom Taylor, Paul Levitz, Daniel H. Wilson, Marguerite Bennet, and Mike Johnson, as well as artists Eddy Barrows, Jorge Jimenez, Stephen Segovia, Paulo Siqueira, and Tyler Kirkham. ''World's End'' focused on the second Apokoliptian Invasion as the World Army and the native Earth 2 heroes fought off Darkseid's forces from trying to reclaim the world.

No relation to the TV series of the same name ''Series/{{Earth 2}}''
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!! Earth 2 and Earth 2: World's End use the following Tropes:
* AbortedArc: At one point, Captain Steel, a.k.a. Henry Heywood, Jr., journeys into the planet, and emerges having had a NotSoStoic moment about the "Red Lantern", who he said had to never be released from the planet's core or the planet itself would die. This is never brought up again, and the Avatar of the Red, [[spoiler:Yolanda Montez]], is revealed to be [[spoiler:the Great Beast of the Tower of Fate]] instead before World's End's ForegoneConclusion.
* 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".
* AdaptationalNationality: Wesley Dodds is Canadian, rather than American, to emphasise the international nature of the Sandmen organisation.
* 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 [[spoiler: at first, revealed to be BrainwashedAndCrazy]]
** Terry Sloan, pre-New52 Mr. Terrific, is an out-and-out villain here.
** During the events of ''World's End'', [[spoiler: Barda betrays the World Army and Mr. Miracle to lead Darkseid's furies.]]
* AffirmativeActionLegacy: [[spoiler: Val-Zod, a black Kryptonian, takes up the mantle of a fallen 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.
* TheArk: Project Beyond, which was funded by the most powerful and wealthy individuals of Earth, serves as this so that they could escape in case of a planetary emergency such as a second Apokolips invasion. Too bad for them that [[spoiler:Superman's clone]] stopped the ship and ripped it apart before they went too far.
** Later attempted more successfully with a little help from Earth 2's wonders.
* BackFromTheDead:
** [[spoiler: Superman, at first, before he is revealed to be a clone.]]
*** [[spoiler: Played straight when he is revealed to be alive, just {{depower}}ed and fueling one of Apokolips' ships.]]
** [[spoiler: The second]] Batman [[spoiler: aka Thomas Wayne]] was believed to be dead for ''years'' before the series, only to return on the cusp of the second invasion.
** [[spoiler: Sam, Alan's lover from Issue #2, is revealed to have been reincarnated as an Avatar of the White.]]
* BadassArmy: The World Army
* BadassGrandpa:
** Unlike other members of the JSA, Ted Grant remains as old as ever, and kicks more than his fair share of ass.
** Batman II[[spoiler: a.k.a. Thomas Wayne.]]
* BarbieDollAnatomy: Mercury, who crash-lands NakedOnArrival with his parts lacking.
* BigBadEnsemble: Between [[EvilOverlord General Steppenwolf]] and [[FallenHero Terry]] [[TheChessmaster Sloan]]
** After [[spoiler: Steppenwolf is taken out of the equation by Brutaal]], it becomes Terry Sloan and {{Darkseid}}.
* 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.
** Every time Khalid dons the helm of Nabuu to become Dr. Fate, he gains incredible supernatural forces and can wield immense magical power. But every time he does, he risks being overtaken by Nabuu. And when he ''isn't'' wearing it, he's prone to [[TalkativeLoon random bouts of lunacy.]]
* 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:
** Michael Holt, AKA Mr. Terrific in issue 7. [[spoiler: and again for most of the Kryptonian Arc, along with Mr. Miracle and Terry Sloan]]
** Averted with [[spoiler: Superman when it's revealed that Brutaal is an evil clone made by Darkseid, not the original.]]
** [[spoiler: Huntress, Batman's daughter]] is turned into one of Apokolips' Furies by [=DeSaad=] once Famine dies.
** Eventually, it's revealed that [[spoiler: Fury]] was this the whole time.
* 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.
* ChildhoodFriendRomance: [[spoiler: Kara and Val-Zod]]
* CloneDegeneration: Issue 26 reveals that [[spoiler:the evil Superman]] is actually a clone when it starts crumbling to dust.
** Once [[spoiler: Superman pumps his tainted blood into them]] this happens to Desaad's clone army pretty quickly.
* 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.
** Carries into the "Black Basement", which is a World Army holding facility for Earth-2 Terrors
* 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.
** Helena Wayne is a mixture of her Pre-Crisis self, being Batman and Catwoman's daughter, and Pre-Crisis Dick Grayson, acting as her father's sidekick.
** 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.
** Batman II[[spoiler: 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 they're a failure. [[spoiler: and it just gets worse when Superman shows back up...]]
** Averted before the invasion, though. Prime Earth/Earth-2 crossovers have shown that Earth-2 was idyllic compared to Prime Earth; for example, Earth-2's Batman and Superman lived long enough to have families. However, this LighterAndSofter environment made Earth-2's heroes soft as well, and ''Batman/Superman'' states that Earth-2 suffered so much damage because it wasn't willing to take the necessary risks or make sacrifices to survive Darkseid.
* CryoPrison: Arkham Asylum has become a vast cryo-storage unit for villains. Which doesn't stop Batman II [[spoiler:from 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: Everything post-Robinson definitely qualifies.
** Batman II, [[spoiler: Thomas Wayne]], who forgoes non-lethal methods and even has a red and black costume.
* DawnOfAnEra: [[TimeSkip Five years after]] the [[EndOfAnAge "Age of Wonders" ended]], new superheroes started to appear.
* 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.
* DependingOnTheArtist: Due to the many illustrators working on Earth 2: World's End, there are a lot of contradictions. Often within ''the same issue''.
** Dick and Barbara's son is either named Johnny or Tommy, and his hair has changed from red to black.
** [[spoiler:Huntress']] appearance as a Fury. She's depicted as a [=DeSaad=]-like creature, to completely normal except for additional wings and armor, to somewhere in between.
* 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.
** Averted with Mr. Terrific, who regularly calls the cast "superheroes". [[JustifiedTrope Justified because he's from the mainstream DC Universe.]]
* 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!
* EldritchAbomination: Aquawoman summons Azathoth [[spoiler: Avatar of the Blue]] to help her fight Apokolips.
* EndOfAnAge: After Superman, Batman, and Wonder Woman died stopping the parademon invasion, the world considers the "Age of Wonders" to be over.
* EvilCostumeSwitch:
** [[spoiler: Huntress]] gets one upon her conversion into a Fury.
* 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 ComicBook/LexLuthor probably isn't an accident.
** Alan Scott, the champion of the Green, has one in [[spoiler: Grundy, the man of Grey]].
* EvilKnockoff: [[spoiler:Brutaal, who is a clone of Superman.]]
* EvilOverlord: Steppenwolf, after he [[OffWithHisHead beheads]] King Marov of Dherain and takes over his country.
* ExtremelyShortTimespan: Excluding the prologue, the events in Earth 2 take place over a few days.
* 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.]]
** [[spoiler: Barda, who betrays Mr. Miracle to lead the Furies' attack on Earth]]
* FacialHorror: Doctor Fate hits Begulier with a spell that eradicates most of her head; leaving only the skull. She still thinks she's beautiful.
* FantasticRacism: In ''[[ComicBook/TheNew52FuturesEnd Earth 2: Futures End]]'', People from Earth-2 aren't given basic rights, and even get arrested just for being from another universe. They are referred to as "dupes" or "drybacks" by the citizens of Prime Earth.
* 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 : Alan Scott/ Green Lantern.
** TheLancer: Jay Garrick / the Flash.
** TheSmartGuy: Khalid Ben-Hassin / Dr. Fate.
** TheBigGuy: Kendra Munoz-Saunders / Hawkgirl.
** SixthRanger: [[spoiler: Thomas Wayne]] / 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!
* FourLinesAllWaiting: Earth 2: Worlds End is guilty of this to a ridiculous degree. Issue #8 has visited no fewer than nine different plotlines in the span of 22 pages!
* 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.
** The Flash has one too, able to recover after being tortured by Beguiler and having his leg broken by Brutaal.
* HeartbrokenBadass: Alan Scott becomes this as Green Lantern shortly following the death of his lover Sam.
* HeelFaceTurn: [[spoiler: Fury joins the forces against Darkseid once Mr. Miracle reveals that Steppenwolf had brainwashed her and murdered her mother, Wonder Woman.]]
* 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.
* [[HeroOfAnotherStory Heroines Of Another Story]]: Helena Wayne and Kara would become the main characters of ''Huntress/Power Girl: Worlds' Finest'' before moving back into the main series.
* HomeworldEvacuation: In issue #21, [[spoiler:Superman's clone]] stops a space ark carrying the world's most wealthy and powerful individuals from leaving the Earth and rips the ship apart, sending the passengers plummeting to their deaths, with the caption reading, "[[TakeThat And the one percent trickle down.]]"
** [[spoiler: Happens again, more successfully, after the resistance against Apokolips falls.]]
* 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.
* KarmicDeath: The 1 percent of Earth's population that decided to depart from their planet on a privately-funded space ark, only to be intercepted and killed by [[spoiler:Superman's clone]]. Even the ones that didn't get on board the ship before it launched were incinerated by the rocket boosters.
* 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 and Power Girl]] in issue #19, where the heroes find another member of [[spoiler: their]] 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.
** Also noticeable with Robin. In this continuity, Helena Wayne is the only Robin. Compare [[Comicbook/{{Nightwing}} with]] [[Comicbook/RedHoodAndTheOutlaws the]] [[Comicbook/RobinSeries mainstream]] [[{{Characters/Robin}} DCU]].
* LoveHurts: Both Alan and Jay in different situations, with Jay coping with some [[DrowningMySorrows 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.
* RedEyesTakeWarning: [[spoiler:Superman]] has permanently glowing red eyes upon his return
* 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]].
* RightManInTheWrongPlace: This has been the standard so far for the origins of the heroes.
* 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 ''Worlds' End'' series reveal [[spoiler: the new heroes accomplish pretty much nothing, their world is destroyed.]]
* SlidingScaleOfIdealismVersusCynicism: James Robinson's original intention with the series. His intention was "Golden Age with Modern sensibilities", which would have landed straight into the idealistic side. However, once [[spoiler:Superman and Apokolips become integral parts of the plot, things get ''very'' cynical ''very'' fast.]]
* SmashTheSymbol: [[spoiler:Issue 20 features the parademons destroying places of worship all over the world. A building labeled [[ChurchOfHappyology "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 Earth's religions "fictions"]]]].
* 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]].
** in a relatively rare male example, [[spoiler: Green Lantern's lover, Sam.]]
** [[spoiler: Barbara Gordon, who dies defending her family.]]
* {{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.
** As it turns out, [[spoiler:Sam Zhao was made an Avatar of the White immediately after the train crash that took his life and heavily injured Alan, mere moments before Alan was made Avatar of the Green. Later still, it was revealed to have been done in large part to ease Alan into his ultimate role as last Champion of Earth.]]
* 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 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).
* TronLines: The Boom Tube generator room is full of these.
* UndyingLoyalty: Brutaal, not to Steppenwolf, but to Darkseid. When Steppenwolf defies Darkseid, [[spoiler:Brutaal kills him and takes over as the main threat]].
* UseYourHead: Brutaal is revealed to be [[spoiler:Superman's clone]] when he face-butts Val-Zod during a fight and causes his own face to crack.
* WalkingWasteland: Grundy, the Avatar of the Grey, 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.
** Batman II is 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.
** [[spoiler:issue 16, where Brutaal kills Steppenwolf, and is revealed to be Superman]]
* 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.
** Also Helena Wayne and Kara Kent, Earth 2's Robin and Supergirl. They spend five years trapped on Earth Prime, and establish new identities as Huntress and Powergirl respectively.
** [[spoiler: Apokolips absorbs the Earth at the end of ''World's End'', forcing the remainder of the human race to seek safety in a spaceship drifting aimlessly in hopes of finding a planet that they can live on.]]
* 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.
** Averted, strangely enough, with Ted Grant.

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[[caption-width-right:320:Just Some of the Wonders that Earth 2 has to offer.[[note]]the Flash, Green Lantern, Hawkgirl, Power Girl, and Batman III[[/note]]]]

Following DC's ''Comicbook/{{Convergence}}'' event, ''Earth 2'' is succeeded by '''''Earth 2: Society''''', written by Daniel H. Wilson with art by Jorge Jimenez, which focuses on the survivors of the Apokoliptian invasion attempting to rebuild their world on the conveniently abandoned Telos.

Spoilers for ''Earth 2'' and ''World's End'' will remain untagged.
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!! Earth 2: Society uses the following Tropes:
* AboveGoodAndEvil: Alan Scott views himself as this, after becoming one with the Multiversal Green.
* TheArcher: Red Arrow. Not Connor Hawke, but [[spoiler: Oliver Queen.]]
* BadassLongCoat: the third Batman, Dick Grayson, sports on in favor of the more traditional cape.
* BatmanGrabsAGun: Huntress suggests that she and Red Arrow do this against the Sandmen. Ollie is not amused.
* BinarySuns: Earth-2 orbits two suns, one yellow and one red.
* TheCaptain: Commander Sato, leader of the World Army on Earth-2.
* CoolStarship:
** Over-Watch One definitely qualifies, being a massive Watchtower-esque ship that housed the remnants of humanity during the time it spent in space.
** The Generation ships inside also count. Each one crashed to Earth-2 during Planetfall [[spoiler: thanks to Terry Sloan]] and those that survived became the beginnings of new cities like New Gotham and Neotropolis.
* CompositeCharacter:
** Earth-2's Dick Grayson takes this to an extreme level. First, he was trained by Ted Grant, better known as [[Comicbook/JusticeSocietyOfAmerica Wildcat]]. Then during the events of Comicbook/{{Convergence}}, he is crippled from the waist-down, not unlike [[Comicbook/{{Batgirl}} most versions of Barbara Gordon]] who is his deceased wife in this universe. Furthermore, he is taken under the wing of [[Comicbook/{{Batman}} a man in a bat-suit]] and is inspired to continue his one-man war against crime. So confusingly enough, he's a composite character composed of a version [[{{Nightwing}} himself.]]
* HandicappedBadass: Left paralyzed from the waist down from the events of Comicbook/{{Convergence}}, Dick Grayson is very much this, thanks in part to his Terrific exo-skeleton.
* LegacyCharacter:
** Earth-2's Superman is Val-Zod, a [[AffirmativeActionLegacy black]] Kryptonian who took up the mantle of the fallen Superman back in the original series.
** The new Batman is Dick Grayson, who follows in the footsteps of Thomas Wayne after his death in Comicbook/{{Convergence}}
*** Effectively making him a LegacyCharacter of a [[UpToEleven Legacy Character]]
* TimeSkip: ''Society'' begins by skipping ahead one year after planetfall.
* TitleDrop: The world that the survivors of the Apokoliptian invasion? You might know it as Telos, but the rest of the world calls it Earth-2.
* WorldHealingWave: Empowered by the Multiversal Green, Alan Scott brings the ruined world of Telos back to liveable conditions, making it an "earth twin."