* AuthorsSavingThrow: Dr. Light used to be a serious threat capable of taking on the Justice League, but somewhere along the line became a comical punching bag of the Teen Titans. This mini explains why that change took place and restores him to his original characterization.
* BrokenBase: The Deathstroke vs. Justice League fight. For all that is holy, '''[[InternetBackdraft never]]''' bring it up in any [[PopularityPower Versus Discussion]], less you want the thread to be completely derailed.
** The book itself is a major BaseBreaker.
*** Notably, the book occupies many extremes simultaneously. [[spoiler: Jean Loring claims not to have wanted Sue's death, but brought along a flamethrower anyway, [[SarcasmMode perhaps as a baby shower present.]] On the other hand, Dr. Light's return to form, the upgrade to Calculator, and the rarity of a CrisisCrossover focused more on a personal level than on an apocalypse, were all critically lauded elements.]]
* MemeticMutation: The series inspired a fad on the SomethingAwful forums of user avatars showing their [[WildMassGuessing Wild Mass Guesses]] about the identity of Sue Dibny's murderer. The response to the series played a role in the formation of the "Batman's Shameful Secret" forum for comic book discussion on the site.
** Crossed when [[spoiler: they used Zatanna to alter Dr. Light's personality - which led to them using Zatanna to wipe ''Batman's'' memory.]]
** Not to mention [[spoiler: Dr. Light and the whole, y'know, raping Sue Dibny thing.]]
* OneSceneWonder: Deathstroke, ''and HOW''.
** The deaths of Sue Dibny and Jack Drake, especially with the aftermath that follows.
-->"Batman and Robin. Orphans."
** Watching Ralph fall apart at Sue's funeral is heartbreaking, especially since you've been reading several pages of how much he loves her before the murder.
** Batman's scene at his parents' grave
--->Mom, Dad. Watch over Jack Drake... and Sue.
** Atom shrinking down to nothingness out of grief.
--->I never felt so small in my whole-- *
* VillainSue: Many felt Deathstroke was this during the series, in which he ''solos the Justice League'', including displaying ''faster reflexes than Wally West''.
* TheWoobie: Several, particularly Elongated Man and [[spoiler: Robin]].