Recap / Superman The Animated Series S 2 E 24 Warrior Queen

Queen Maxima of Almerac wants a worthy husband and is too concerned about that to care about her subjects. While she's on Earth to evaluate Superman as a potential candidate, a rejected suitor plots to usurp her throne.

Tropes:

  • All Amazons Want Hercules: Queen Maxima will only marry a man who is as strong as she is. Noticing how strong Superman is, she decides that he shall be her husband.
  • And Now You Must Marry Me: Maxima tries to make Superman marry her when he bests her in their fight. When he refuses her, she kidnaps him to her home planet.
  • Best Her to Bed Her: How Maxima selects her betrothal. The episode opens with Maxima facing off against De'Cine, who had wanted to marry her so he could take the throne.
  • Marry for Love: Superman lectures Maxima about this when she attempts to make him marry her.
    Superman: Here on Earth, marriage isn't something you can command, it's about a willing partnerships where husbands and wives share the decisions and sacrifices.
  • Rewarded as a Traitor Deserves: After Sazu helps De'Cine to take over Queen Maxima's throne, De'Cine orders his soldiers to imprison Sazu along with the dethroned Queen.
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