Recap / Superman The Animated Series S 3 E 11 The Demon Reborn

  • Batman Gambit: Talia dresses up as Lois and fakes being in danger in order to lure Superman out.
  • Big Damn Heroes: Batman shuts off the machine before Superman is fully drained.
  • Came Back Wrong: Seems to be the driving force of the plot. The Lazarus Pits seem to be becoming increasingly transient for Ra's (he's a withered old man in a wheelchair now), so he resorts to using Superman's strength to ensure his immortality.
  • Eviler Than Thou: Batman describes Ra's as more dangerous than the Joker and Luthor put together.
  • Even Evil Has Loved Ones: Even in his crazed state Ra's still tried to save his daughter Talia from going over a cliff.
  • Sadistic Choice: Talia blows up part of the train tracks and disables the breaks to the train. Superman can stop her and let the train crash killing innocents, or stop the train and let her get away. He chooses the second option.
  • Spanner in the Works: Ra's would've beaten Batman to death if Talia hadn't interfered. Her interference is what allowed Superman to grab the staff and further distract him.
  • "Take That!" Kiss: While Superman is trying to hold the train back, Talia flies next to him on her vehicle and tells him "till we meet again." and blows him a kiss before escaping.