- The finale, where Green Lantern Hal Jordan shoves a glowing, Lantern-construct stake through the vampiric Mandrakk's heart while an entire army of alternate-universe Supermen cook Ultraman alive with their heat-vision.
- To say nothing of the return of Captain Carrot and His Amazing Zoo Crew!.
- At the end of Final Crisis #5, the will of Darkseid runs through all of humanity as the God Of Evil revokes his Villain Decay with one soul-crushing speech:
- 'I. AM. THE. NEW. GOD.
ALL IS ONE IN DARKSEID. THIS MIGHTY BODY IS MY CHURCH.
WHEN I COMMAND YOUR SURRENDER, I SPEAK WITH THREE BILLION VOICES...
WHEN I MAKE A FIST TO CRUSH YOUR RESISTANCE. IT IS WITH THREE BILLION HANDS!
WHEN I STARE INTO YOUR EYES AND SHATTER YOUR DREAMS. AND BREAK YOUR HEART. IT IS WITH SIX BILLION EYES!
NOTHING LIKE DARKSEID HAS EVER COME AMONG YOU: NOTHING WILL AGAIN.
I WILL TAKE YOU TO A HELL WITHOUT EXIT OR END.
AND THERE I WILL MURDER YOUR SOULS!
AND MAKE YOU CRAWL AND BEG!
DIE! DIE FOR DARKSEID!'
- And he still manages to do this after being fatally poisoned, along with slowly taking the multiverse to his grave. Through sheer force of existing. Now that is the Darkseid Jack Kirby envisioned.
- Prior to this, the end of issue 4 as Turpin is totally subsumed by Darkseid; the page is dominated by Darkseid giving the reader an utterly baleful stare and a thumbs down, the dialogue - after an entire issue of Dan resisting - simple reads "Give in.".
- Batman. He barely managed to survive the Black Glove's assault on him before being called in to help with the investigation of Orion's murder. His Crazy Preparedness lead him to personally take the time bullet from JLA labs so he could investigate it better himself. He's then captured by the Evil Gods and Mind Raped for weeks, maybe months as his personality, mind, and memories are violated to provide motivation for a clone army grown to serve Darkseid. Batman managed to do the impossible and used his memories to destroy the clone army from within, convince the bioweapon that was mind raping him to join his side and escape. He then manages to get face to face with Darkseid, who at this time is causing Multiversal collapse from his mere existance, delivers a Shut Up, Hannibal! and fatally poisons Darkseid with the bullet Darkseid himself used to kill his son. Batman hunted down the omnicidal god of all evil and shot him in the chest.
- Wally West and Barry Allen not only outrunning Death, but leading Death to Darkseid, and then outrunning Darkseid's Omega Beams.
- The normally reserved Tawky Tawny straight-out disemboweling Kalibak in one swipe. Tawny Bites!
- And then, having taken down Kalibak, with no energy left, Tawny patiently straightens his bow tie as he waits for the remaining warriors to finish him. They bow to him instead, and when the irate Kalibak protests, they remind him they follow the strongest - someone he clearly isn't.
- Actually, the whole series could be considered Metron's CMoA considering he sowed the seeds for Darkseid's defeat.
- Superman, plowing through Darkseid's minions and defenses like they aren't even there, then breaking into Command-D in a matter of seconds. A very awesome moment in the otherwise Darkest Hour of issue 6.
- The return of Superboy & Kid Flash in Legion of Three Worlds; with Bart scaring the crap out of Superboy-Prime simply by showing his face, and Connor beating the snot out of Prime - not for killing him, but because of the grief Wonder Girl suffered as he died in her arms.
Superboy & Kid Flash: TITANS TOGETHER!
- Let's face it, Superman obliterating Darkseid from existence by singing is hands down one of the most awesome things Superman has ever done.
Superman: Darkseid... always hated music.