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* AIIsACrapshoot: Subverted. The Dark Heart did what it was programmed to do: replicate itself, and consume matter until it devours entire planets. It's only because [[AbusivePrecursors the civilization]], were as with the case with such destructive technology, [[HoistByTheirOwnPetard were destroyed by their own creation]], that it doesn't realise that the war that they were designed for is long over.

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* AIIsACrapshoot: Subverted. The Dark Heart did does exactly what it was programmed to do: replicate itself, and consume matter until it devours entire planets. It's only because [[AbusivePrecursors the civilization]], were as with the case with such destructive technology, civilization]] [[HoistByTheirOwnPetard were destroyed by their own creation]], that it doesn't realise that the war that they were designed for is long over.



* ApocalypseHow: ApocalypseHow/ClassX, at the very least. Perhaps even [[ApocalypseHow/ClassX2 Class X-2]] going by what the Atom said about it.
* {{BFG}}: This is the first time that the League break out the '''[[LampshadeHanging B]]'''[[FunWithAcronyms inary]] '''[[KillSat F]]'''[[FunWithAcronyms usion]] '''[[SwordOfDamocles G]]'''[[FunWithAcronyms enerator]], described as packing enough force as a nuclear warhead, to slow down the advance of the nanomachine robots. The bad news: It uses the entire power of the Watchtower, which reboots its system in an hour after usage. Even worse news: [[TheWorfBarrage It did very little to slow them down]].
* GodzillaThreshold: The Dark Heart pushed Martian Manhunter to declare a threat level of "Omega": Meaning ''sending every single superhero in the Justice League'' onsite to deal with it. They barely contained it, and given the amount of {{Badass Normal}}s on the team, [[EverybodyLives they were very lucky not to have received fatalities]]. To put it in perspective: only the threats of Amazo and Darkseid later would prompt a similar response.

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* ApocalypseHow: ApocalypseHow/ClassX, at the very least. Perhaps even [[ApocalypseHow/ClassX2 Class X-2]] going by what the Atom said sas about it.
* {{BFG}}: This is the first time that the League break out the '''[[LampshadeHanging B]]'''[[FunWithAcronyms inary]] '''[[KillSat F]]'''[[FunWithAcronyms usion]] '''[[SwordOfDamocles G]]'''[[FunWithAcronyms enerator]], described as packing enough force as a nuclear warhead, to slow down the advance of the nanomachine robots. The bad news: It uses the entire power of the Watchtower, which reboots its system in an hour after usage. Even worse news: [[TheWorfBarrage It did does very little to slow them down]].
* GodzillaThreshold: The Dark Heart pushed pushes Martian Manhunter to declare a threat level of "Omega": Meaning ''sending every single superhero in the Justice League'' onsite to deal with it. They barely contained contain it, and given the amount of {{Badass Normal}}s on the team, [[EverybodyLives they were are very lucky not to have received fatalities]]. To put it in perspective: only the threats of Amazo and Darkseid later would prompt a similar response.



* HopeSpot: Martian Manhunter uses the Watchtower's satellite cannon to dig a deep trench around the nanomachine blob in an attempt to at least slow it down. Unfortunately, it somehow managed to RESTORE the trench to solid ground again, like it was never there.
* HopelessWar: No matter how many robots the League and the Army destroy, more would instantly take their place.

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* HopeSpot: Martian Manhunter uses the Watchtower's satellite cannon to dig a deep trench around the nanomachine blob in an attempt to at least slow it down. Unfortunately, it somehow managed manages to RESTORE the trench to solid ground again, like it was never there.
* HopelessWar: No matter how many robots the League and the Army destroy, more would instantly take their place.



* TheJuggernaut: The Dark Heart was practically unstoppable. Even the full might of [[HeroesUnlimited the entire Justice League]] could barely slow it down. Only the Atom shutting down the central core, by giving it the equivalent of a heart attack, shut it down.
* MookMaker: The namomachine blob releases hundreds of separate machine creatures/drones to consume everything in sight, even the surface. The more the drones are destroyed, the more they the creatures/drones, this time larger and stronger are released from the hub.

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* TheJuggernaut: The Dark Heart was is practically unstoppable. Even the full might of [[HeroesUnlimited the entire Justice League]] could can barely slow it down. Only the Atom shutting down the central core, by giving it the equivalent of a heart attack, shut shuts it down.
* MookMaker: The namomachine blob releases hundreds of separate machine creatures/drones to consume everything in sight, even the surface. The more the drones are destroyed, the more they the creatures/drones, make, this time larger and stronger are released from the hub.stronger.



* {{Nanomachines}}

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* {{Nanomachines}}{{Nanomachines}}: What the Darkheart is made out of.



* ThisLooksLikeAJobForAquaman: The Atom, who in an earlier episode was described as the League's weakest member by Luthor, is the right man for the task of stopping the Dark Heart; having an expertise on nanotechnology and his ability to shrink into microscopic size, he found the Dark Heart's weakness, damaged its 'central power core', and shut it down - saving the world.
* TooDumbToLive: General Eiling takes most of the killer robots back for study once the battle was won, saying that it "may prove useful as it almost defeated the Justice League". Atom summed it up well.

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* ThisLooksLikeAJobForAquaman: The Atom, who in an earlier episode was described as the League's weakest member by Luthor, is the right man for the task of stopping the Dark Heart; having an expertise on nanotechnology and his ability to shrink into microscopic size, he found finds the Dark Heart's weakness, damaged damages its 'central power core', and shut shuts it down - saving the world.
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* TooDumbToLive: General Eiling takes most of the killer robots back for study once the battle was is won, saying that it "may prove useful as it almost defeated the Justice League". Atom summed sums it up well.



* VictoriasSecretCompartment: Wonder Woman placed a miniaturized Atom down her cleavage so she could use both her hands to fight the robots.

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* VictoriasSecretCompartment: Wonder Woman placed places a miniaturized Atom down her cleavage so she could can use both her hands to fight the robots.


* HopeSpot: Martian Manhunter uses the Watchtower's satellite cannon to dig a deep trench around the nanomachine blob in an attempt to at least slow it down. Unfortunately, it somehow managed to RESTORE the trench to solid ground again, like it was never there.


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* HopeSpot: Martian Manhunter uses the Watchtower's satellite cannon to dig a deep trench around the nanomachine blob in an attempt to at least slow it down. Unfortunately, it somehow managed to RESTORE the trench to solid ground again, like it was never there.


* {{BFG}}: This is the first time that the League break out the '''[[LampshadeHanging B]]'''[[FunWithAcronyms inary]] '''[[KillSat F]]'''[[FunWithAcronyms usion]] '''[[SwordOfDamocles G]]'''[[FunWithAcronyms enerator]], described as packing enough force as a nuclear warhead, its used for the first time to slow down the advance of the nanomachine robots. The bad news: It uses the entire power of the Watchtower, which reboots its system in an hour after usage. Even worse news: [[TheWorfBarrage It did very little to slow them down]].

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* {{BFG}}: This is the first time that the League break out the '''[[LampshadeHanging B]]'''[[FunWithAcronyms inary]] '''[[KillSat F]]'''[[FunWithAcronyms usion]] '''[[SwordOfDamocles G]]'''[[FunWithAcronyms enerator]], described as packing enough force as a nuclear warhead, its used for the first time to slow down the advance of the nanomachine robots. The bad news: It uses the entire power of the Watchtower, which reboots its system in an hour after usage. Even worse news: [[TheWorfBarrage It did very little to slow them down]].

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* InnocuouslyImportantEpisode: The episode ends up being crucial to the Cadmus arc. General Eiling is introduced and will later be shown as part of the leadership, while the Dark Heart technology will almost bring about the end of the world during the arc's climax.
* JerkassHasAPoint: Eiling questioning the League for having a devastating, space-based BFG and how that will be cause for concern. Later episodes make it clear that even some League members opposed installing the weapon, due to its destructive capabilities.


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* TheScapegoat: When faced with a defective nanobot that's larger than anticipated, the Atom blames his assistant, Katie.
-->'''Atom:''' Because otherwise it would be my fault, and that can't be right. I'm a professor.


--> Atom: "Show him something that destroyed its creators and everything around it, and he wants to play with it..."

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--> Atom: "Show '''Atom''': Show him something that destroyed its creators and everything around it, and he wants to play with it..."


* MsFanservice/MostCommonSuperPower: Wonder Woman, who has some very buxom breasts. This is {{lampshaded}} when the Atom gets a ride to the fight in Wonder Woman's cleavage.

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* MsFanservice/MostCommonSuperPower: MostCommonSuperPower: Wonder Woman, who Woman has some very buxom breasts. This is {{lampshaded}} when the Atom gets a ride to the fight in Wonder Woman's cleavage.

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* MsFanservice/MostCommonSuperPower: Wonder Woman, who has some very buxom breasts. This is {{lampshaded}} when the Atom gets a ride to the fight in Wonder Woman's cleavage.


* ApocalypseHow: [[ApocalypseHow/Class X Class X]], at the very least. Perhaps even [[ApocalypseHow/ClassX2 Class X-2]] going by what the Atom said about it.

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* ApocalypseHow: [[ApocalypseHow/Class X Class X]], ApocalypseHow/ClassX, at the very least. Perhaps even [[ApocalypseHow/ClassX2 Class X-2]] going by what the Atom said about it.



* GodzillaThreshold: The Dark Heart pushed Martian Manhunter to declare a threat level of "Omega": Meaning ''every single superhero in the Justice League'' onsite to deal with it. They barely contained it, and given the amount of {{Badass Normal}}s on the team, they were very lucky not to have received fatalities. To put it perspective, only the threats of Amazo and Darkseid later would prompt a similar response.

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* GodzillaThreshold: The Dark Heart pushed Martian Manhunter to declare a threat level of "Omega": Meaning ''every ''sending every single superhero in the Justice League'' onsite to deal with it. They barely contained it, and given the amount of {{Badass Normal}}s on the team, [[EverybodyLives they were very lucky not to have received fatalities. fatalities]]. To put it perspective, in perspective: only the threats of Amazo and Darkseid later would prompt a similar response.


* AIIsACrapshoot: Subverted. The Dark Heart did what it was programmed to do: replicate itself, and consume matter until it devours entire planets. It's only because [[AbusivePrecursors the civilization]], were as with the case with such destructive technology, [[HoistByTheirOwnPetard were destroyed by their own creation]], that it doesn't realise that the war that they were designed for is long over.
* AbusivePrecursors: The Dark Heart was part of a series of war machines created for a conflict, initially assumed to be interplanetary, but was more likely interstellar (at the very least), that would eventually eradicate planets of the opposing side, and move on to the next. The conflict occurred around 50,000 years ago and by then, it had likely destroyed the civilization that created them - one of the probes arrivals on Earth, was more coincidental than deliberate.
* ApocalypseHow: [[ApocalypseHow/Class X Class X]], at the very least. Perhaps even [[ApocalypseHow/ClassX2 Class X-2]] going by what the Atom said about it.



* GodzillaThreshold: The Dark Heart pushed Martian Manhunter to declare a threat level of "Omega": Meaning ''every single superhero in the Justice League'' onsite to deal with it. They barely contained it, and given the amount of {{Badass Normal}}s on the team, they were very lucky not to have received fatalities. To put it perspective, only the threats of Amazo and Darkseid later would prompt a similar response.



* TheJuggernaut: The Dark Heart was practically unstoppable. Even the full might of [[HeroesUnlimited the entire Justice League]] could barely slow it down. Only the Atom shutting down the central core, by giving it the equivalent of a heart attack, shut it down.



* ThisLooksLikeAJobForAquaman: The Atom, who in an earlier episode was described as the League's weakest member by Luthor, is the right man for the task of stopping the Dark Heart; having an expertise on nanotechnology and his ability to shrink into microscopic size, he found the Dark Heart's weakness, damged its 'central power core', and shut it down - saving the world.

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* ThisLooksLikeAJobForAquaman: The Atom, who in an earlier episode was described as the League's weakest member by Luthor, is the right man for the task of stopping the Dark Heart; having an expertise on nanotechnology and his ability to shrink into microscopic size, he found the Dark Heart's weakness, damged damaged its 'central power core', and shut it down - saving the world.



* VictoriasSecretCompartment: Wonder Woman placed a miniaturized Atom down her cleavage so she could use both her hands to fight the robots.

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* VictoriasSecretCompartment: Wonder Woman placed a miniaturized Atom down her cleavage so she could use both her hands to fight the robots.robots.
* WhamLine: When Superman retrieves The Atom, and talks to Batman over the commlink, having bought time with their space BFG to create a trench around the nanomachines:
-->'''Superman:''' We should be arriving soon. How's the trench holding up?
-->'''Batman:''' What trench?
--> (''Complete with WhamShot of nanomachine robots advancing having already reached ground level'')


* {{BFG}}: This is the first time that the League break out the '''[[LampshadeHanging B]]'''[[FunWithAcronyms inary]] '''[[KillSat F]]'''[[FunWithAcronyms usion]] '''[[SwordOfDamocles G]]'''[[FunWithAcronyms enerator]], described as packing enough force as a nuclear warhead, its used for the first time to slow down the advance of the nanomachine robots. The bad news: It uses the entire power of the Watchtower, which reboots its system in an hour after usage. Even worse news: [[TheWorfBarrage It did very little to slow them down]].



* GreyGoo: A particularly scary version of this trope, and one that isn't just limited to ''one'' planet in the scale of threat.



* MookMaker: The namomachine blob releases hundreds of separate machine creatures/drones to consume everything in sight, even the surface. The more the drones are destroyed, the more they the creatures/drones, this time larger and stronger are released from the hub.
* {{Nanomachines}}
* ThisLooksLikeAJobForAquaman: The Atom, who in an earlier episode was described as the League's weakest member by Luthor, is the right man for the task of stopping the Dark Heart; having an expertise on nanotechnology and his ability to shrink into microscopic size, he found the Dark Heart's weakness, damged its 'central power core', and shut it down - saving the world.



* VictoriasSecretCompartment: Wonder Woman placed a miniaturized Atom down her cleavage so she could use both her hands to fight the robots.

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* VictoriasSecretCompartment: Wonder Woman placed a miniaturized Atom down her cleavage so she could use both her hands to fight the robots.

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A rock-climbing couple unfortunately discover a huge pulsating blob of nanomachines that dropped in from space, which begins to rapidly produce robotic monsters bent on consuming everything and replicating itself until there's nothing left. Practically all of the Justice League is called in to stop the threat, but the battle seemed hopeless. Only The Atom has any chance of stopping the nanomachine nightmare for good.

!!This episode includes examples of:

* HopeSpot: Martian Manhunter uses the Watchtower's satellite cannon to dig a deep trench around the nanomachine blob in an attempt to at least slow it down. Unfortunately, it somehow managed to RESTORE the trench to solid ground again, like it was never there.
* HopelessWar: No matter how many robots the League and the Army destroy, more would instantly take their place.
* TooDumbToLive: General Eiling takes most of the killer robots back for study once the battle was won, saying that it "may prove useful as it almost defeated the Justice League". Atom summed it up well.
--> Atom: "Show him something that destroyed its creators and everything around it, and he wants to play with it..."
* VictoriasSecretCompartment: Wonder Woman placed a miniaturized Atom down her cleavage so she could use both her hands to fight the robots.

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