* TheButlerDidIt: Did you even notice that [[spoiler:Hawk]] is ''in'' the trope image? Not exactly the biggest name in the DCU.
* HarsherInHindsight: In the first Superman future, we see Superman become a KnightTemplar after losing all of his loved ones to a nuclear bomb, with Batman being the primary one opposing him. Flash forward [[VideoGame/InjusticeGodsAmongUs twenty-two years later]]...
** The declaration of 2001 [[UsefulNotes/TheWarOnTerror being a bad year]]. That's all.
* ShockingSwerve: The reveal of Monarch's identity didn't make sense. This is because it was changed at the eleventh hour after the story's ending was leaked. Even worse, ever since then DC has tried to do damage control by ''also'' cramming the original plan in, until no one cares anymore who Monarch actually is.