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''Superman: Doomed'' is the third and final ''Franchise/{{Superman}}'' [[BatfamilyCrossover crossover]] story arc of the ''{{ComicBook/New 52}}''. Starting in May 2014, the story begins in the ''Superman: Doomed'' #1 one-shot and continues through the ''ComicBook/{{Action Comics}}'', ''Batman/Superman'', ''Superman/Wonder Woman'', and ''Superman'' titles. It is written by GregPak, Creator/CharlesSoule and Creator/ScottLobdell. The ''Superman'' title wrapped up its portions earlier than the others and began a new storyline by Geoff Johns and John Romita Jr. Similarly, ''Batman/Superman'' was only involved in the arc for one issue before the book took a different direction. The story arc ends in the ''Superman: Doomed'' #2 one-shot, released in September 2014.

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''Superman: Doomed'' is the third and final ''Franchise/{{Superman}}'' [[BatfamilyCrossover crossover]] story arc of the ''{{ComicBook/New 52}}''. Starting in May 2014, the story begins in the ''Superman: Doomed'' #1 one-shot and continues through the ''ComicBook/{{Action Comics}}'', ''Batman/Superman'', ''Superman/Wonder Woman'', and ''Superman'' titles. It is written by GregPak, Creator/GregPak, Creator/CharlesSoule and Creator/ScottLobdell. The ''Superman'' title wrapped up its portions earlier than the others and began a new storyline by Geoff Johns and John Romita Jr. Similarly, ''Batman/Superman'' was only involved in the arc for one issue before the book took a different direction. The story arc ends in the ''Superman: Doomed'' #2 one-shot, released in September 2014.


* VillainousBreakdown: [[spoiler:When Superman becomes a RealityWarper, Brainiac goes nuts, having lost the power he was seeking for so long.]]

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* VillainousBreakdown: [[spoiler:When When Superman becomes a RealityWarper, Brainiac goes nuts, having lost the power he was seeking for so long.]]long.
-->'''ComicBook/{{Brainiac}}:''' [[LittleNo No.]] ''[[BigNo No!]]''\\
'''Franchise/{{Superman}}:''' Vril Dox. You've done ''enough'' to this universe. [[NowItsMyTurn Now it's]] ''[[NowItsMyTurn my]]'' [[NowItsMyTurn turn]]. I ''tried'' to give you another way. I ''[[NiceGuy always]]'' try. Even when I was fighting against the ''[[GenericDoomsdayVillain monster]]'' you sent to kill me. But sometimes there ''is'' no other way. I ''killed'' Doomsday. [[HalfTheManHeUsedToBe Ripped it right in half.]] [[TheseHandsHaveKilled I'll have to live with that for the rest of my life.]] But I'm not going to ''hurt'' other people trying to ''[[SetRightWhatOnceWentWrong turn back]]'' the clock. I'll ''live'' with it, and ''learn'' from it, and do my damnedest to do better next time. Just like I'll learn to live... with ''[[{{Depower}} this]]''. {''summons a black hole while giving consciousness back to the people of Earth at the expense of his temporary PsychicPowers''}\\
'''Brainiac:''' You ''idiot''! ''What'' are you ''doing''?\\
'''Superman:''' Just looking for a ''place'' for you, Brainiac.\\
'''Brainiac:''' In a ''black hole''?! It's going to pull us ''both'' in! Use the ''[[RealityWarper power]]'' -- make it go away!\\
'''Superman:''' Too late. ''Freed'' everyone. Power's ''gone''. Just enough left... to ''close'' it after we ''pass through''.\\
'''Brainiac:''' ''Aaaagh!'' Don't you ''understand''? This is your last chance to ''save yourself''!\\
'''Superman:''' Believe me, I'd ''love'' to... [[HeroicSacrifice but Id rather save]] ''[[TheNeedsOfTheMany them]]''.\\
'''Brainiac:''' ''Superman! Aaaagh!'' Wha-- H-help!

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* MyGodWhatHaveIDone: Averted. In ''[[ComicBook/Supergirl2011 Supergirl vol. 6]]'' #34, Kara Zor-El runs into a disabled boy and wonders if his spine got damaged when she fought the Worldkillers in New York. She's starting to get upset but Michael stops it saying it was a car accident, no a hero-villain battle.


* GodzillaThreshold: As Brainiac steals every mind in the planet, the Justice League [[spoiler:opens the portal to the Phantom Zone to ''seal both Earth and Brainiac's mothership inside'' to give Superman more time to take Brainiac down. Brainiac finds out, however, and disables the Phantom Zone projector.]]

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* GodzillaThreshold: GodzillaThreshold:
** Fearing hurting somebody after his transformation into an out-of-control monster, Superman leaves Earth. ComicBook/{{Supergirl}} -who back then [[ComicBook/RedDaughterOfKrypton was using her rage to protect the galaxy as a Red Lantern]]- suggests he merely needs to learn how to channel his anger properly and takes him to a planet which is being devoured by a planet-eater so he can cut loose. When Superman objects he doesn't want to make everything worse she asks "How?"
--->'''Superman:''' They're... evacuating?\\
'''Supergirl:''' Yes. Something down there's destroying the Moon. Everyone here's about to die... unless you help them. What's the problem, Kal?\\
'''Superman:''' I... I don't want to make things worse.\\
'''Supergirl:''' I don't see how that's remotely possible...
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As Brainiac ComicBook/{{Brainiac}} steals every mind in the planet, the Justice League [[spoiler:opens the portal to the Phantom Zone to ''seal both Earth and Brainiac's mothership inside'' to give Superman more time to take Brainiac down. Brainiac finds out, however, and disables the Phantom Zone projector.]]


''Superman: Doomed'' is the third and final ''Franchise/{{Superman}}'' [[BatfamilyCrossover crossover]] story arc of the ''{{ComicBook/New 52}}''. Starting in May 2014, the story begins in the ''Superman: Doomed'' #1 one-shot and continues through the ''ComicBook/{{Action Comics}}'', ''Batman/Superman'', ''Superman/Wonder Woman'', and ''Superman'' titles. It is written by GregPak, Creator/CharlesSoule and Creator/ScottLobdell. The ''Superman'' title wrapped up it's portions earlier than the others and began a new storyline by Geoff Johns and John Romita Jr. Similarly, ''Batman/Superman'' was only involved in the arc for one issue before the book took a different direction. The story arc ends in the ''Superman: Doomed'' #2 one-shot, released in September 2014.

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''Superman: Doomed'' is the third and final ''Franchise/{{Superman}}'' [[BatfamilyCrossover crossover]] story arc of the ''{{ComicBook/New 52}}''. Starting in May 2014, the story begins in the ''Superman: Doomed'' #1 one-shot and continues through the ''ComicBook/{{Action Comics}}'', ''Batman/Superman'', ''Superman/Wonder Woman'', and ''Superman'' titles. It is written by GregPak, Creator/CharlesSoule and Creator/ScottLobdell. The ''Superman'' title wrapped up it's its portions earlier than the others and began a new storyline by Geoff Johns and John Romita Jr. Similarly, ''Batman/Superman'' was only involved in the arc for one issue before the book took a different direction. The story arc ends in the ''Superman: Doomed'' #2 one-shot, released in September 2014.


* NinjaZombiePirateRobot: In Superman: Doomed #2, [[spoiler:Superman, still in his [=SuperDoom=] incarnation, takes in the PsychicPowers that Brainiac had been gathering by being given them by Lois, turning into a bizarre amalgam look of Superman, Doomsday, and Brainiac, until he uses up the power]].



* VillainousBreakdown: [[spoiler:When Superman becomes a RealityWarper, Brainiac goes nuts, though he was similar before, when he became increasingly afraid as [=SuperDoom=] came closer to his physical body in his mothership.]]

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* VillainousBreakdown: [[spoiler:When Superman becomes a RealityWarper, Brainiac goes nuts, though having lost the power he was similar before, when he became increasingly afraid as [=SuperDoom=] came closer to his physical body in his mothership.seeking for so long.]]


* CheshireCatGrin: ''Comicbook/{{Supergirl}}'' -then a [[Franchise/GreenLantern Red Lantern]] due to the events of ''ComicBook/RedDaughterOfKrypton''- [[http://www.comicbookresources.com/imgsrv/preview/0/0/1/AC-33-6-8fb7d.jpg had a huge and disturbingly wicked grin]] when she met her cousin in space.

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* CheshireCatGrin: ''Comicbook/{{Supergirl}}'' Comicbook/{{Supergirl}} -then a [[Franchise/GreenLantern Red Lantern]] due to the events of ''ComicBook/RedDaughterOfKrypton''- [[http://www.comicbookresources.com/imgsrv/preview/0/0/1/AC-33-6-8fb7d.jpg had a huge and disturbingly wicked grin]] when she met her cousin in space.



* EvilDetectingDog: ComicBook/KryptoTheSuperdog growls at Superman when grey spikes similar to the ones on Doomsday begin to grow on his knuckles.
** [[LampshadeHanging Lampshaded]] earlier:

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* EvilDetectingDog: ComicBook/KryptoTheSuperdog growls at Superman when grey spikes similar to the ones on Doomsday begin to grow on his knuckles.
EvilDetectingDog:
** [[LampshadeHanging Lampshaded]] earlier:Lampshaded]]:



** As predicted, it is eventually played straight, as ComicBook/KryptoTheSuperdog growls at Superman when grey spikes similar to the ones on Doomsday begin to grow on his knuckles.



* OminousFloatingSpaceship: Brainiac's space fleet, but his mothership takes the cake. ''[[http://dccomicsnews.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/08/Action-Comics-B.png It's bigger than Earth.]]''

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* OminousFloatingSpaceship: Brainiac's space fleet, but his mothership takes the cake. ''[[http://dccomicsnews.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/08/Action-Comics-B.''[[https://static.comicvine.com/uploads/original/11117/111174978/4921001-action-comics-b.png It's bigger than Earth.]]''


* AssimilationPlot: After Brainiac brings his mothership to Earth, he begins absorbing the minds of everyone in the planet.

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* AndThenJohnWasAZombie: Superman defeats Doomsday and is infected with a virus that turns him into a Doomsday-like beast. It nearly happens to Comicbook/{{Supergirl}}, too. However Kara avoids that fate by not killing Cyborg Superman or her cousin.
* AssimilationPlot: After Brainiac Comicbook/{{Brainiac}} brings his mothership to Earth, he begins absorbing the minds of everyone in the planet.


* ArmyOfTheDead: Harrow and the Ghost Soldier summon their entire ghost army to attack Brainiac. [[spoiler:They don't last long.]]


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* CavalryOfTheDead: Harrow and the Ghost Soldier summon their entire ghost army to attack Brainiac. [[spoiler:They don't last long.]]

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* RecycledPremise: A Kryptonian is somehow cursed with a death field, killing those they love the most when approached. With little choice, the Kryptonian is banished to the Phantom Zone until a cure can happen. Sounds like Superman: Doomed, doesn't it? In fact it is the Supergirl cover story in ''Comicbook/ActionComics #306'' published in 1963. The title of the story is "The Maid of Doom".


* ClarkKenting: Aside from the TropeNamer, WonderWoman disguises herself as "Diana Prince" with a [[ConspicuousTrenchCoat trenchcoat]] and replacing her tiara with an Alice band.

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* ClarkKenting: Aside from the TropeNamer, WonderWoman Franchise/WonderWoman disguises herself as "Diana Prince" with a [[ConspicuousTrenchCoat trenchcoat]] and replacing her tiara with an Alice band.


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* CheshireCatGrin: ''Comicbook/{{Supergirl}}'' -then a [[Franchise/GreenLantern Red Lantern]] due to the events of ''ComicBook/RedDaughterOfKrypton''- [[http://www.comicbookresources.com/imgsrv/preview/0/0/1/AC-33-6-8fb7d.jpg had a huge and disturbingly wicked grin]] when she met her cousin in space.


--> '''Clark''': If this were a horror movie... this is where the dog would growl.

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--> ---> '''Clark''': If this were a horror movie... this is where the dog would growl.



* NiceJobBreakingItHero: Sam Lane, who has been promoted to U.S. Senator, authorizes Metallo to attack Superman with Kryptonite bombs. [[spoiler:The ensuing blast kills Metallo and covers the entire continent with a Kryptonite cloud, but Superman survives and the Kryptonite only makes his condition worse.]] Of course, Lane is only a hero in the sense that he does not want [=SuperDoom=] to destroy the world.

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* NiceJobBreakingItHero: NiceJobBreakingItHero:
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Sam Lane, who has been promoted to U.S. Senator, authorizes Metallo to attack Superman with Kryptonite bombs. [[spoiler:The ensuing blast kills Metallo and covers the entire continent with a Kryptonite cloud, but Superman survives and the Kryptonite only makes his condition worse.]] Of course, Lane is only a hero in the sense that he does not want [=SuperDoom=] to destroy the world.



* WrongGenreSavvy: {{Supergirl}}, currently a [[Franchise/GreenLantern Red Lantern]] and using her anger to protect the galaxy, assumes Clark's just "getting in touch with his angry side" and can use his [=SuperDoom=] form for good.

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* WrongGenreSavvy: {{Supergirl}}, ''Comicbook/{{Supergirl}}'', currently a [[Franchise/GreenLantern Red Lantern]] and using her anger to protect the galaxy, assumes Clark's just "getting in touch with his angry side" and can use his [=SuperDoom=] form for good.good.

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* WhamShot: The final page of ''Superman: Doomed'' #2 has Brainiac [[spoiler:witnessing various histories of the DC Universe in what appear to be {{Phantom Zone Picture}}s, including the pre-Crisis history, PostCrisis, and ''ComicBook/{{Flashpoint}}'', in an unknown location]].

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* WhamShot: The final page of ''Superman: Doomed'' #2 has Brainiac [[spoiler:witnessing various histories of the DC Universe in what appear to be {{Phantom Zone Picture}}s, including the pre-Crisis history, PostCrisis, ComicBook/PostCrisis, and ''ComicBook/{{Flashpoint}}'', in an unknown location]].


''Superman: Doomed'' is the third ''Franchise/{{Superman}}'' [[BatfamilyCrossover crossover]] story arc of the ''{{ComicBook/New 52}}''. Starting in May 2014, the story begins in the ''Superman: Doomed'' #1 one-shot and continues through the ''ComicBook/{{Action Comics}}'', ''Batman/Superman'', ''Superman/Wonder Woman'', and ''Superman'' titles. It is written by GregPak, Creator/CharlesSoule and Creator/ScottLobdell. The ''Superman'' title wrapped up it's portions earlier than the others and began a new storyline by Geoff Johns and John Romita Jr. Similarly, ''Batman/Superman'' was only involved in the arc for one issue before the book took a different direction. The story arc ends in the ''Superman: Doomed'' #2 one-shot, released in September 2014.

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''Superman: Doomed'' is the third and final ''Franchise/{{Superman}}'' [[BatfamilyCrossover crossover]] story arc of the ''{{ComicBook/New 52}}''. Starting in May 2014, the story begins in the ''Superman: Doomed'' #1 one-shot and continues through the ''ComicBook/{{Action Comics}}'', ''Batman/Superman'', ''Superman/Wonder Woman'', and ''Superman'' titles. It is written by GregPak, Creator/CharlesSoule and Creator/ScottLobdell. The ''Superman'' title wrapped up it's portions earlier than the others and began a new storyline by Geoff Johns and John Romita Jr. Similarly, ''Batman/Superman'' was only involved in the arc for one issue before the book took a different direction. The story arc ends in the ''Superman: Doomed'' #2 one-shot, released in September 2014.


* NotQuiteBackToNormal: Superman is able to free Lois from Brainiac's control but Lois retains her psychic powers. As she continues using her powers, however, her skin becomes green again. In the finale, she is really back to normal.

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* NotQuiteBackToNormal: Superman is able to free Lois from Brainiac's control but Lois retains her psychic powers. As she continues using her powers, however, her skin becomes green again. In the finale, [[StatusQuoIsGod she is really back to normal.normal]].

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