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* The death of nsurgency Luthor. He was less than a second removed from taking down Regime Superman and then Shazam zaps him, followed by Superman breaking his neck. It's a perfect textbook HopeSpot. And just to make it harsher, the last words he says to Superman. Remember than in this universe Lex Luthor is a good guy and a long-time friend of Superman.

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* The death of nsurgency Insurgency Luthor. He was less than a second removed from taking down Regime Superman and then Shazam zaps him, followed by Superman breaking his neck. It's a perfect textbook HopeSpot. And just to make it harsher, the last words he says to Superman. Remember than in this universe Lex Luthor is a good guy and a long-time friend of Superman.


*** ''ComicBook/Injustice2'' ends up retconning his death, revealing it was just a rumor and he is still alive, but he merely lost the will to walk.



* ''ComicBook/Injustice2'' ends up retconning his death, revealing it was just a rumor and he is still alive, but he merely lost the will to walk.


* According to Damian Superman is more of a father than Batman ever was. Hearing this make you wonder that if a tyrant Superman is more of a father than a good Batman what kind of a father Superman would have become if he didn't lose his family and remained one of the good guys.

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* According to Damian Superman is more of a father than Batman ever was. Hearing this make makes you wonder that if a tyrant Superman is more of a father than a good Batman what kind of a father Superman would have become if he didn't lose his family and remained one of the good guys.


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[[caption-width-right:350:''[[{{NukeEm}} "...Stop beating."]] [[TheWoobie Poor Superman.]]]]''

Between seeing millions die and suffer, people [[BrokenPedestal losing faith in their heroes]], and ''the'' '''''[[{{Superman}} Man of Steel]]''''' reduced to a maniacal dictator, the short answer is the entire game. To wit:

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[[caption-width-right:350:''[[{{NukeEm}} [[caption-width-right:350:''[[NukeEm "...Stop beating."]] [[TheWoobie Poor Superman.]]]]''

Between seeing millions die and suffer, people [[BrokenPedestal losing faith in their heroes]], and ''the'' '''''[[{{Superman}} '''[[{{Superman}} Man of Steel]]''''' Steel]]''' reduced to a maniacal dictator, the short answer is the entire game. To wit:
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* The whole prequel series so far. They start with Superman about to have a kid with Lois, Batman and Superman being buddies, Batman being told Superman and Lois want him to be the godfather of their child in a string of SugarWiki/HeartwarmingMoments... [[YankTheDogsChain and then]] [[spoiler:Jimmy Olsen]] is murdered by The Joker, Joker manipulates Superman into killing [[spoiler:Lois Lane and their unborn child]] and then [[spoiler:Joker [[NukeEm nukes]] Metropolis.]] How can one not cry over that?

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* The whole prequel series so far. They start with Superman about to have a kid with Lois, Batman and Superman being buddies, Batman being told Superman and Lois want him to be the godfather of their child in a string of SugarWiki/HeartwarmingMoments... [[YankTheDogsChain and then]] [[spoiler:Jimmy Olsen]] Jimmy Olsen is murdered by The Joker, Joker manipulates Superman into killing [[spoiler:Lois Lois Lane and their unborn child]] child and then [[spoiler:Joker Joker [[NukeEm nukes]] Metropolis.]] Metropolis. How can one not cry over that?



--> ''And then two heartbeats coming from one person -- stop beating''.

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--> ---> ''And then two heartbeats coming from one person -- stop beating''.



-->'''Regime Superman:''' I could have prevented Metropolis! Saved my '''family'''!
-->'''Insurgency Batman:''' Crime took my family too, Clark.
-->'''Regime Superman:''' ''But you weren't the gun!''

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-->'''Regime --->'''Regime Superman:''' I could have prevented Metropolis! Saved my '''family'''!
-->'''Insurgency --->'''Insurgency Batman:''' Crime took my family too, Clark.
-->'''Regime --->'''Regime Superman:''' ''But you weren't the gun!''



** Issue #16 reveals that [[spoiler: Damian killed Dick completely by accident. While fighting the inmates of Arkham released by Harley, Nightwing was [[WhatTheHellHero berating him for attacking opponents who were already down.]] Damian, irritated by both this and the Bat-Family's "lackluster" take on dealing with criminals, threw his stick at him in anger. Dick got hit in the head and while stumbling, he fell over and broke his neck on debris.]] The look on [[spoiler: Damian's]] face and everyone's else, especially Batman, is simply heartbreaking. [[spoiler: Even the criminals stopped at that moment and Harley shed tears as well.]]
** Batman's monologue [[spoiler: he was thinking about the night his parents died]]
** The next issue shows [[spoiler: Alfred drinking away his troubles and Bruce pounding a post until his fists were bloody trying to cope, until Selina showed up. To see them so broken was sad.]]
** And before that, [[spoiler:there's the reason Selina showed up at Wayne Manor: Superman told her of Dick's death and asked her to stay close to Bruce, because he couldn't after all that happened. It's one of the last bits of the old Superman we see.]]

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** Issue #16 reveals that [[spoiler: Damian killed Dick completely by accident. While fighting the inmates of Arkham released by Harley, Nightwing was [[WhatTheHellHero berating him for attacking opponents who were already down.]] Damian, irritated by both this and the Bat-Family's "lackluster" take on dealing with criminals, threw his stick at him in anger. Dick got hit in the head and while stumbling, he fell over and broke his neck on debris.]] The look on [[spoiler: Damian's]] Damian's face and everyone's else, especially Batman, is simply heartbreaking. [[spoiler: Even the criminals stopped at that moment and Harley shed tears as well.]]
well.
** Batman's monologue [[spoiler: he was thinking about the night his parents died]]
died.
** The next issue shows [[spoiler: Alfred drinking away his troubles and Bruce pounding a post until his fists were bloody trying to cope, until Selina showed up. To see them so broken was sad.]]
sad.
** And before that, [[spoiler:there's there's the reason Selina showed up at Wayne Manor: Superman told her of Dick's death and asked her to stay close to Bruce, because he couldn't after all that happened. It's one of the last bits of the old Superman we see.]]



*** It could also be seen as a pretty open TakeThat at the New 52, which similarly features heroes who had long been paragons of virtue made darker and more aggressive.

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*** ** It could also be seen as a pretty open TakeThat at the New 52, which similarly features heroes who had long been paragons of virtue made darker and more aggressive.



-->'''Batman:''' Go on, justify Ollie's death. I'll call Dinah and you can tell her why he had to die for the greater good.

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-->'''Batman:''' --->'''Batman:''' Go on, justify Ollie's death. I'll call Dinah and you can tell her why he had to die for the greater good.



-->Let's see the real you. Show me the last thing Ollie saw before you killed him.

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-->Let's --->Let's see the real you. Show me the last thing Ollie saw before you killed him.



* The issue after has Clark's parents and Jor-El try and reason with him to no avail, showing he is long gone.
** Jor-El and the Kents then console each other, the Kents lamenting how their parenting failed Clark and Jor-El apologizing for what he has loosed upon the world.
--> '''Pa Kent''': I'm sorry we didn't raise your son right.

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* The issue after has Clark's parents and Jor-El try and reason with him to no avail, showing he is long gone.
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gone. Jor-El and the Kents then console each other, the Kents lamenting how their parenting failed Clark and Jor-El apologizing for what he has loosed upon the world.
--> '''Pa -->'''Pa Kent''': I'm sorry we didn't raise your son right.



* The WhamEpisode in Year Two that reveals Commissioner Gordon [[spoiler:according to Superman, has lung cancer from smoking.]]

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* The WhamEpisode in Year Two that reveals Commissioner Gordon [[spoiler:according according to Superman, has lung cancer from smoking.]]



* Year Two #5: A flashback is shown to Krypton's final moments, where Superman's parents send him away in his spaceship with only his mother's amulet for comfort. In the present day, [[TragicKeepsake Superman still has that amulet]].
** And then you learn the reason behind Jor-El's cryptic comments about "the outsiders" abandoning them: the Guardians '''[[NeglectfulPrecursors left their planet to die]].''' Made even worse when you realize that according to [[VideoGame/Injustice2 the sequel]], they left them at the mercy of '''ComicBook/{{Brainiac}}'''.

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* Year Two #5: A flashback is shown to Krypton's final moments, where Superman's parents send him away in his spaceship with only his mother's amulet for comfort. In the present day, [[TragicKeepsake Superman still has that amulet]].
**
amulet]]. And then you learn the reason behind Jor-El's cryptic comments about "the outsiders" abandoning them: the Guardians '''[[NeglectfulPrecursors left their planet to die]].''' Made even worse when you realize that according to [[VideoGame/Injustice2 the sequel]], they left them at the mercy of '''ComicBook/{{Brainiac}}'''.



* Year Two #20: [[spoiler: [[CommissionerGordon Commisioner]] [[PapaWolf James Gordon]] [[HeroicSacrifice is dead]].]]
** More gripping is [[spoiler:his final words to a tearful Barbara and then to Batman.]]

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* Year Two #20: [[spoiler: [[CommissionerGordon Commisioner]] [[PapaWolf James Gordon]] [[HeroicSacrifice is dead]].]]
**
dead]]. More gripping is [[spoiler:his his final words to a tearful Barbara and then to Batman.]]



-->[[spoiler:'''Gordon''']]: No. It was never "Bruce."

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-->[[spoiler:'''Gordon''']]: -->'''Gordon''': No. It was never "Bruce."



-->[[spoiler:'''Gordon''']]: Batman...I...think....for once...I'm going to...disappear on you...
* In Year Two #22, the following: [[spoiler: [[HopeSpot Black Canary wounds Superman with a Kryptonian bullet, telling Guy to capture him]] ... [[DownerEnding and then Sinestro Corps Ring arrives, saving him, after what Superman burns Dinah, most likely to death...]]]].
* Year Two #23: [[spoiler: [[TheCorrupter Sinestro]] [[MoralEventHorizon kills John Stewart... and lies to Hal Jordan about his death, in order to make him murder Guy Gardner]]. [[TheBadGuyWins It]] [[DownerEnding works]]]]...
** What makes it worse is that [[spoiler:Guy didn't give up trying to save Hal from becoming a villain, and ended up getting his arm torn off by [[EtTuBrute HAL JORDAN]] and dropped to his death.]]

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-->[[spoiler:'''Gordon''']]: -->'''Gordon''': Batman...I...think....for once...I'm going to...disappear on you...
* In Year Two #22, the following: [[spoiler: [[HopeSpot Black Canary wounds Superman with a Kryptonian bullet, telling Guy to capture him]] ... [[DownerEnding and then Sinestro Corps Ring arrives, saving him, after what Superman burns Dinah, most likely to death...]]]].
]].
* Year Two #23: [[spoiler: [[TheCorrupter Sinestro]] [[MoralEventHorizon kills John Stewart... and lies to Hal Jordan about his death, in order to make him murder Guy Gardner]]. [[TheBadGuyWins It]] [[DownerEnding works]]]]...
**
works]]... What makes it worse is that [[spoiler:Guy Guy didn't give up trying to save Hal from becoming a villain, and ended up getting his arm torn off by [[EtTuBrute HAL JORDAN]] and dropped to his death.]]



* While most heroes who stay sane try to appeal one way or the other to their fallen friends, Guy Gardner is a particularly painful example. This guy isn't even one of the paragons of virtue, he's rude and likes to boast, but once he found out how ''bad'' things were, he never stopped trying to save his friends from crossing the line. [[ForegoneConclusion In vain]]. First Superman shot him down rudely, then Hal attacked him for little reason, and finally [[spoiler: Hal killed him off in a rage, manipulated by Sinestro]]. When one of the jerkiest heroes stops fighting just to appeal to your higher nature, you know how bad you look.
* [[spoiler: End of Year Two. The Green Lanterns' mission has failed. Ganthet and Mogo are killed by Superman. It seems that all or at least most of the Green Lanterns Corps are dead too. But Dinah is saved by Dr. Fate, and transferred into AlternateUniverse with her son, where she meets Oliver Queen, whose Dinah has died. So, it's more of BittersweetEnding...]]
** The aftermath of it was felt around the world. [[spoiler:The fighting had casualties on the ground as lanterns fell to the ground, taking out whole neighborhoods and people, including the mother of Rose Constantine.]]
* [[spoiler:Clayface using his powers to lay a ShapeshifterGuiltTrip on the members of the resistance on Superman's orders so they "see what I see everyday" in the Year Two annual. He changes into Barbra's mother and Nightwing to hurt both her and her father.]]
* [[spoiler: Harvey Bullock and Jason Blood are killed by Spectre, which is followed by Etrigan's mourning for Blood]].
* [[spoiler: Superman ''allowing'' Sinestro to continue torturing a police officer in ways that were inhumane despite knowing he knew nothing on the off possibility that he was hiding something from him. You can see him throwing away a piece of his humanity right there.]]
* Year Three #6: [[spoiler: [[JerkassWoobie John Constantine]] calls Batman a hero unlike himself, that he destroys the lives of his friends, then tells him that Batman lacks empathy and can't understand why villains do what they do, for if he will, he'll see himself in them, which will prevent him from fighting evil. JerkassHasAPoint]].
* Year Three #12: [[spoiler:Phantom Stranger gets killed off trying to hold off the Spectre.]]
* Year Three #13: [[spoiler:In a What-If issue in Superman's dream, he saves Lois and his child, then gives Joker Batman's first name by accident, meaning he learns his identity. On the drive over to Arkham Asylum, Joker talks, keeping at it incessantly until Batman snaps his neck, killing him so he can't kill anyone else. Batman then de-masks and surrenders to the police reporting his murder. Remember, this is Superman's dream, meaning that he wanted, more than anything else, for Bruce to break his no-killing vow, knowing what it would do to him. He's passing the pain of what he felt onto Bruce because he blames him and feels that if he had done this everything would have been better.]]
** [[spoiler: Batman is seen later, having passed his term. Remember that this future is a lie...]]
** [[spoiler: And, what is more tragic, [[VillainHasAPoint Superman]] [[StrawmanHasAPoint has a point]]...]]
** [[spoiler: But consider also their different reactions. After breaking his vow not to kill, Superman has become a cold, distant tyrant, losing his humanity and his morals, becoming feared and hated by the world that once looked up to him as a hero and inspiration, and inflicting his pain and guilt on others under the pretense of fixing everything. In his dream, however, after Batman breaks his vow not to kill, he surrenders himself to the police and takes responsibility for his crime rather than causing anyone else to suffer. A point he may have, but deep down on some level Superman knows how far he's sunk, and suspects that Batman, in the same circumstances, would not sink as low as he has.]]
* Year Three #14: [[spoiler: Superman's dream future with his daughter is so wholesome. It's a tragedy it's not real and what's more the end of the issue implies Superman know it's fake. Unlike in 'For The Man Who Has Everything' he can't bare to pull himself away from it.]]
* Year Three #15: [[spoiler: Batman addresses a speech to captured Regime members, trying to convince them to make a HeelFaceTurn. They seem to be sad. And then, Damian says ''Screw you''. Batman is so upset.]]

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* While most heroes who stay sane try to appeal one way or the other to their fallen friends, Guy Gardner is a particularly painful example. This guy isn't even one of the paragons of virtue, he's rude and likes to boast, but once he found out how ''bad'' things were, he never stopped trying to save his friends from crossing the line. [[ForegoneConclusion In vain]]. First Superman shot him down rudely, then Hal attacked him for little reason, and finally [[spoiler: Hal killed him off in a rage, manipulated by Sinestro]].Sinestro. When one of the jerkiest heroes stops fighting just to appeal to your higher nature, you know how bad you look.
* [[spoiler: End of Year Two. The Green Lanterns' mission has failed. Ganthet and Mogo are killed by Superman. It seems that all or at least most of the Green Lanterns Corps are dead too. But Dinah is saved by Dr. Fate, and transferred into AlternateUniverse with her son, where she meets Oliver Queen, whose Dinah has died. So, it's more of BittersweetEnding...]]
**
The aftermath of it was felt around the world. [[spoiler:The The fighting had casualties on the ground as lanterns fell to the ground, taking out whole neighborhoods and people, including the mother of Rose Constantine.]]
Constantine.
* [[spoiler:Clayface Clayface using his powers to lay a ShapeshifterGuiltTrip on the members of the resistance on Superman's orders so they "see what I see everyday" in the Year Two annual. He changes into Barbra's mother and Nightwing to hurt both her and her father.]]
father.
* [[spoiler: Harvey Bullock and Jason Blood are killed by Spectre, which is followed by Etrigan's mourning for Blood]].
Blood.
* [[spoiler: Superman ''allowing'' Sinestro to continue torturing a police officer in ways that were inhumane despite knowing he knew nothing on the off possibility that he was hiding something from him. You can see him throwing away a piece of his humanity right there.]]
there.
* Year Three #6: [[spoiler: [[JerkassWoobie John Constantine]] calls Batman a hero unlike himself, that he destroys the lives of his friends, then tells him that Batman lacks empathy and can't understand why villains do what they do, for if he will, he'll see himself in them, which will prevent him from fighting evil. JerkassHasAPoint]].
JerkassHasAPoint.
* Year Three #12: [[spoiler:Phantom Phantom Stranger gets killed off trying to hold off the Spectre.]]
Spectre.
* Year Three #13: [[spoiler:In In a What-If issue in Superman's dream, he saves Lois and his child, then gives Joker Batman's first name by accident, meaning he learns his identity. On the drive over to Arkham Asylum, Joker talks, keeping at it incessantly until Batman snaps his neck, killing him so he can't kill anyone else. Batman then de-masks and surrenders to the police reporting his murder. Remember, this is Superman's dream, meaning that he wanted, more than anything else, for Bruce to break his no-killing vow, knowing what it would do to him. He's passing the pain of what he felt onto Bruce because he blames him and feels that if he had done this everything would have been better.]]
better.
** [[spoiler: Batman is seen later, having passed his term. Remember that this future is a lie...]]
lie...
** [[spoiler: And, what is more tragic, [[VillainHasAPoint Superman]] [[StrawmanHasAPoint has a point]]...]]
point]]...
** [[spoiler: But consider also their different reactions. After breaking his vow not to kill, Superman has become a cold, distant tyrant, losing his humanity and his morals, becoming feared and hated by the world that once looked up to him as a hero and inspiration, and inflicting his pain and guilt on others under the pretense pretence of fixing everything. In his dream, however, after Batman breaks his vow not to kill, he surrenders himself to the police and takes responsibility for his crime rather than causing anyone else to suffer. A point he may have, but deep down on some level Superman knows how far he's sunk, and suspects that Batman, in the same circumstances, would not sink as low as he has.]]
has.
* Year Three #14: [[spoiler: Superman's dream future with his daughter is so wholesome. It's a tragedy it's not real and what's more the end of the issue implies Superman know it's fake. Unlike in 'For The Man Who Has Everything' he can't bare bear to pull himself away from it.]]
it.
* Year Three #15: [[spoiler: Batman addresses a speech to captured Regime members, trying to convince them to make a HeelFaceTurn. They seem to be sad. And then, Damian says ''Screw you''. Batman is so upset.]]



** [[spoiler: During a battle, Wonder Woman ends up breaking Huntress's neck with her lasso, killing her. Even she reacts with shock, with the indication that she didn't mean to. Considering how she acts in two years, it makes it even worse.]]

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** [[spoiler: During a battle, Wonder Woman ends up breaking Huntress's neck with her lasso, killing her. Even she reacts with shock, with the indication that she didn't mean to. Considering how she acts in two years, it makes it even worse.]]



* Year Three #22: [[spoiler: While Flash managed to save all combatants from being dragged to Hell, Swamp Thing refused and was destroyed. Another shock to Flash.]]
* Year Three #23: [[spoiler: Batwoman silently weeping as she cradles Huntress's corpse in her arms.]]
* Year Three #24: [[spoiler:Doctor Fate disappeared to the void with the other two, which John says there's no way for any of them to get out of.]]
* Don't you want to know what happened to Teen Titans? The annual Third Year story will tell you. [[spoiler: Beast Boy and Superboy were flying just before the Metropolis's destruction... so Beast Boy was the one killed. After Dick told the team what happened, [[BrokenPedestal Superboy didn't take well the fact that Superman killed Joker]]. He decided to put him into Phantom Zone. Sadly, it ended badly as Superman injured Superboy too much and HE had to be put in Phantom Zone. But Superman agreed only on a condition that his fellow Titans will be put there too...]]
* Year Four #1: [[spoiler: Superman begins to have BadBoss tendencies, as he threatens Yellow Lantern with his HeatVision when the latter rebukes him for being threatened and criticized at for having no progress at finding Batman.]]
** [[spoiler: Diana referring to Hal as 'soldier'' means that friends are becoming subordinates, or even servants.]]
** [[spoiler: Which is followed by Diana telling Clark about a HeelRealization, as Huntress called them 'tyrants'. And as we know, eventually nothing will happen.]]
* Year Four #2: [[spoiler: Renee Montoya is drunk as she remembers the late Huntress. Selina leaves, and Batman seemingly does nothing. Worse, Montoya seems to go into HeWhoFightsMonsters territory, as she captures Damian and threatens to kill him if Superman will not come to fight her.]]

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* Year Three #22: [[spoiler: While Flash managed to save all combatants from being dragged to Hell, Swamp Thing refused and was destroyed. Another shock to Flash.]]
Flash.
* Year Three #23: [[spoiler: Batwoman silently weeping as she cradles Huntress's corpse in her arms.]]
arms.
* Year Three #24: [[spoiler:Doctor Doctor Fate disappeared to the void with the other two, which John says there's no way for any of them to get out of.]]
of.
* Don't you want to know what happened to Teen Titans? The annual Third Year story will tell you. [[spoiler: Beast Boy and Superboy were flying just before the Metropolis's destruction... so Beast Boy was the one killed. After Dick told the team what happened, [[BrokenPedestal Superboy didn't take well the fact that Superman killed Joker]]. He decided to put him into Phantom Zone. Sadly, it ended badly as Superman injured Superboy too much and HE had to be put in Phantom Zone. But Superman agreed only on a condition that his fellow Titans will be put there too...]]
too...
* Year Four #1: [[spoiler: Superman begins to have BadBoss tendencies, as he threatens Yellow Lantern with his HeatVision when the latter rebukes him for being threatened and criticized at for having no progress at finding Batman.]]
Batman.
** [[spoiler: Diana referring to Hal as 'soldier'' means that friends are becoming subordinates, or even servants.]]
servants.
** [[spoiler: Which is followed by Diana telling Clark about a HeelRealization, as Huntress called them 'tyrants'. And as we know, eventually nothing will happen.]]
happen.
* Year Four #2: [[spoiler: Renee Montoya is drunk as she remembers the late Huntress. Selina leaves, and Batman seemingly does nothing. Worse, Montoya seems to go into HeWhoFightsMonsters territory, as she captures Damian and threatens to kill him if Superman will not come to fight her.]]



** A flashback reveals that [[spoiler:Renee]] overdoses on durability pills after tearfully confessing her love to [[spoiler:Maggie Sawyer]] over the phone; she never goes as far as saying that [[spoiler:she never really loved Kate]], but it's still pretty heart-wrenching. Furthermore, she seems resolved to die if it means doing what she thinks needs to be done.
* Year Four #4 [[spoiler: Renee overdoses and has a heart attack, dying in Superman's arms. When Batman arrives, the death is enough that Superman allows Batman, who has come as Bruce Wayne, to take away her body. Though Wonder Woman tells him to capture Batman, he lets him go, on the condition that Batman doesn't don the costume again (which he does later, because he doesn't know how to give up). This is possibly the last time the two of them are willing to avoid hostilities, showing the last traces of good in Superman at the moment.]]
** Year Four #5: [[spoiler: Renee is confirmed to be dead when Kate visits her grave and those of the other fallen Insurgents.]]
* Year Four #6: [[spoiler: Goddess Hera demands that Queen Hyppolita, mother of Diana, gave her army to Olympian gods against Regime. Though Hyppolita obliges, she unwittingly pushes Hera's BerserkButton when reminded Hera about Zeus's parentage of Diana. Angered, Hera shouts at her, and while Hyppolita refuses to participate in attack, attacks, stating that her army will march without her.]]
* Year Four #13: [[spoiler: Superman kills Hercules.]]
* Year Four #14: [[spoiler: Shazam asks why Superman murdered Hercules when he had already been beaten. Supes simply replies, "Because you wouldn't."]]
** [[spoiler: Bruce tries to make up for his earlier JerkAss behavior towards Damian by admitting that he wasn't at fault for Dick's death and that unfairly blaming Damian only drove him to Superman's side. Damian refuses to return to the Batfamily and tears the Robin emblem off his costume, casting his lot fully with Superman.]]
** [[spoiler: Shazam becomes more brutal in his fight with the Olympians and ends up stripped of his powers by Zeus as a result.]]
* Year Four #15: [[spoiler: Harley Quinn tries to stop Zeus from attacking Shazam and gets vaporized. Yes, she'll return, but...]]
* Year Four #17: [[spoiler: After dying, Hippolyta, Harley Quinn and Billy Batson are sent into the Greek underworld and learn that their destination is Tartarus (Greek mythology's answer to Hell). You get why Harley would end up in Tartarus, but Billy Batson -- ''still a child'', mind you -- is being sent there for something that was Shazam's fault and not his own. It gets even worse when we see the damned spirits in Tartarus reaching through a portal to grab Harley and Billy.]]
* Year Four #24: With the previous year's war of magic at an end and the conflict with the Gods also concluded Superman and Batman speak over a private transmission and Superman asks to meet with Batman in person. He calls on their shared losses and old history as friends, along with the fact that Ares manipulated both during the events of Year 4, to convince Batman that the two of them together can sit down and come to some solution about things, even asking that Batman pick the time and place. Batman apparently does, but never shows up. It's then revealed afterwards that Superman, though he promised he wouldn't, had set a trap for Batman in the event that he did show up. This is heartbreaking on two major levels in terms of what it says about both characters and how they relate to one another. Batman, who once trusted Superman with his life and believed him to be the best of the heroes, now sees him as the exact opposite. Superman in turn has become a person who would break his word in order to accomplish his goals.
** There is actually a third level, when you remember that back in Year Four #4 Superman let Batman go on the condition that Batman would stop. Batman did say it was over - and promptly resumed plotting against the Regime. Since Bruce didn't keep his word, Superman now doesn't feel obliged to keep his. It really shows how despite his good intentions, Batman's actions are escalating the conflict, pushing Superman even further off the deep end than he already is.
* Year Four Annual: [[spoiler: Though prisoners escape, using Plastic Man's and his son's help, Sinestro killed Kilowog.]]

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** A flashback reveals that [[spoiler:Renee]] Renee overdoses on durability pills after tearfully confessing her love to [[spoiler:Maggie Sawyer]] Maggie Sawyer over the phone; she never goes as far as saying that [[spoiler:she thatshe never really loved Kate]], Kate, but it's still pretty heart-wrenching. Furthermore, she seems resolved to die if it means doing what she thinks needs to be done.
* Year Four #4 [[spoiler: Renee overdoses and has a heart attack, dying in Superman's arms. When Batman arrives, the death is enough that Superman allows Batman, who has come as Bruce Wayne, to take away her body. Though Wonder Woman tells him to capture Batman, he lets him go, on the condition that Batman doesn't don the costume again (which he does later, because he doesn't know how to give up). This is possibly the last time the two of them are willing to avoid hostilities, showing the last traces of good in Superman at the moment.]]
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moment.
*
Year Four #5: [[spoiler: Renee is confirmed to be dead when Kate visits her grave and those of the other fallen Insurgents.]]
Insurgents.
* Year Four #6: [[spoiler: Goddess Hera demands that Queen Hyppolita, mother of Diana, gave her army to Olympian gods against Regime. Though Hyppolita obliges, she unwittingly pushes Hera's BerserkButton when reminded Hera about Zeus's parentage of Diana. Angered, Hera shouts at her, and while Hyppolita refuses to participate in attack, attacks, stating that her army will march without her.]]
her.
* Year Four #13: [[spoiler: Superman kills Hercules.]]
Hercules.
* Year Four #14: [[spoiler: Shazam asks why Superman murdered Hercules when he had already been beaten. Supes simply replies, "Because you wouldn't."]]
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** [[spoiler: Bruce tries to make up for his earlier JerkAss behavior towards Damian by admitting that he wasn't at fault for Dick's death and that unfairly blaming Damian only drove him to Superman's side. Damian refuses to return to the Batfamily and tears the Robin emblem off his costume, casting his lot fully with Superman.]]
]
** [[spoiler: Shazam becomes more brutal in his fight with the Olympians and ends up stripped of his powers by Zeus as a result.]]
result.
* Year Four #15: [[spoiler: Harley Quinn tries to stop Zeus from attacking Shazam and gets vaporized. vaporised. Yes, she'll return, but...]]
but...
* Year Four #17: [[spoiler: After dying, Hippolyta, Harley Quinn and Billy Batson are sent into the Greek underworld and learn that their destination is Tartarus (Greek mythology's answer to Hell). You get why Harley would end up in Tartarus, but Billy Batson -- ''still a child'', mind you -- is being sent there for something that was Shazam's fault and not his own. It gets even worse when we see the damned spirits in Tartarus reaching through a portal to grab Harley and Billy.]]
Billy.
* Year Four #24: With the previous year's war of magic at an end and the conflict with the Gods also concluded Superman and Batman speak over a private transmission and Superman asks to meet with Batman in person. He calls on their shared losses and old history as friends, along with the fact that Ares manipulated both during the events of Year 4, to convince Batman that the two of them together can sit down and come to some solution about things, even asking that Batman pick the time and place. Batman apparently does, but never shows up. It's then revealed afterwards that Superman, though he promised he wouldn't, had set a trap for Batman in the event that he did show up. This is heartbreaking on two major levels in terms of what it says about both characters and how they relate to one another. Batman, who once trusted Superman with his life and believed him to be the best of the heroes, now sees him as the exact opposite. Superman in turn has become a person who would break his word in order to accomplish his goals.
**
goals. There is actually a third level, when you remember that back in Year Four #4 Superman let Batman go on the condition that Batman would stop. Batman did say it was over - and promptly resumed plotting against the Regime. Since Bruce didn't keep his word, Superman now doesn't feel obliged to keep his. It really shows how despite his good intentions, Batman's actions are escalating the conflict, pushing Superman even further off the deep end than he already is.
* Year Four Annual: [[spoiler: Though prisoners escape, using Plastic Man's and his son's help, Sinestro killed Kilowog.]]



** [[spoiler: Batman reminds Clark about Oliver and Renee's deaths. He then dares Superman to kill him if he wishes. Superman doesn't.]]
** [[spoiler: After being rescued from Bane and his companions, Selina leaves Batman and the Insurgency, because she has lost all hope in the Regime's defeat.]]
** [[spoiler: Hawkman goes to Earth to meet with Shiera. And we already know how [[DownerEnding it]] [[KilledOffForReal will]] [[BrainwashedAndCrazy end...]] ]]
* Year Five #8: [[spoiler: Hawkman battles Cyborg and Wonder Woman in an attempt to retrieve Hawkgirl, but what is actually sad is that he ends up dueling his own wife in a brutal, bloody fight, all because she "disobeyed" him by staying on Earth instead of returning to Thanagar. After defeating him, Hawkgirl promises to ''kill her husband'' if he ever touches her again.]]

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** [[spoiler: Batman reminds Clark about Oliver and Renee's deaths. He then dares Superman to kill him if he wishes. Superman doesn't.]]
doesn't.
** [[spoiler: After being rescued from Bane and his companions, Selina leaves Batman and the Insurgency, because she has lost all hope in the Regime's defeat.]]
defeat.
** [[spoiler: Hawkman goes to Earth to meet with Shiera. And we already know how [[DownerEnding it]] [[KilledOffForReal will]] [[BrainwashedAndCrazy end...]] ]]
* Year Five #8: [[spoiler: Hawkman battles Cyborg and Wonder Woman in an attempt to retrieve Hawkgirl, but what is actually sad is that he ends up dueling his own wife in a brutal, bloody fight, all because she "disobeyed" him by staying on Earth instead of returning to Thanagar. After defeating him, Hawkgirl promises to ''kill her husband'' if he ever touches her again.]]



* Year Five #10: [[spoiler: Bizarro incinerates Heat Wave and Weather Wizard.]]
* Year Five #16: [[spoiler: Superman burns to death ''two-hundred fifty'' members of a pro-Joker resistance group. Batwoman and Harley leave only moments before the massacre and are totally shocked and angered at the sight of it.]]
* Year Five #17: After Trickster and Bizarro finish eating at a restaurant, Bizarro tosses his trash away, accidentally hitting a nearby mercenary. When the merc and his buddies attack the duo, [[spoiler: Bizarro kills the first merc. When Trickster tells him not to do that when there are witnesses around, Bizarro interprets it as "leave no witnesses" and proceeds to ''massacre the whole restaurant''.]]
* Year Five #18: [[spoiler: Trickster is shocked after Bizarro destroys the restaurant. He blames himself for not being specific. And then, when both are flying, Bizarro sneezes and brings his hands to cover his mouth, ... and unwittingly releases Trickster, who falls from the height to his death.]]
** [[spoiler: Bizarro's anguish and his desperate tries to "fix" his friend. Firstly he comes to a man who helped him to dress up, threatening to kill him, when the latter told Bizarro about Trickster's death, and then to Lex Luthor, his "father".]]
** [[spoiler: Lex manipulates Bizarro to fly to the Fortress of Solitude, where he finds Doomsday, controlled by Luthor, ending in poor clone's death.]]
* Year Five #19: [[spoiler: A brainwashed Doomsday kills Bizarro, after Lex manipulates him into going to the Fortress of Solitude to tie loose ends, though Lex is clearly grieving that he has to do that.]]

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* Year Five #10: [[spoiler: Bizarro incinerates Heat Wave and Weather Wizard.]]
Wizard.
* Year Five #16: [[spoiler: Superman burns to death ''two-hundred fifty'' members of a pro-Joker resistance group. Batwoman and Harley leave only moments before the massacre and are totally shocked and angered at the sight of it.]]
it.
* Year Five #17: After Trickster and Bizarro finish eating at a restaurant, Bizarro tosses his trash away, accidentally hitting a nearby mercenary. When the merc and his buddies attack the duo, [[spoiler: Bizarro kills the first merc. When Trickster tells him not to do that when there are witnesses around, Bizarro interprets it as "leave no witnesses" and proceeds to ''massacre the whole restaurant''.]]
restaurant''.
* Year Five #18: [[spoiler: Trickster is shocked after Bizarro destroys the restaurant. He blames himself for not being specific. And then, when both are flying, Bizarro sneezes and brings his hands to cover his mouth, ... and unwittingly releases Trickster, who falls from the height to his death.]]
death.
** [[spoiler: Bizarro's anguish and his desperate tries to "fix" his friend. Firstly he comes to a man who helped him to dress up, threatening to kill him, when the latter told Bizarro about Trickster's death, and then to Lex Luthor, his "father".]]
]
** [[spoiler: Lex manipulates Bizarro to fly to the Fortress of Solitude, where he finds Doomsday, controlled by Luthor, ending in poor clone's death.]]
death.
* Year Five #19: [[spoiler: A brainwashed Doomsday kills Bizarro, after Lex manipulates him into going to the Fortress of Solitude to tie loose ends, though Lex is clearly grieving that he has to do that.]]



** [[spoiler:Alfred gets attacked and murdered by Victor Zsasz. Some time after that, Damian comes to give presents to Alfred and finds his corpse. RIP, Alfred Pennyworth.]]
** Before that, [[spoiler: Bruce begins to doubt if his actions are necessary. He points out that world is safer now with [[KnightTemplar Superman]], many of his allies are dead or not powerful enough to stop Regime, and there are only a few of them left, anyway. Alfred reassures him that the world needs Batman, and that he'll find a way. It is SugarWiki/{{Heartwarming Moment|s}} too.]]
* Year Five #25: [[spoiler: Batman delivers a beating on Regime!Superman in NoHoldsBarredBeatdown way, clutches his neck in grip and questions Damian if this is he wanted "to become a killer [[IfYouKillHimYouWillBeJustLikeHim like Clark.]]" The difference is that he was bluffing, whereas Damian doesn't when he tries to kill Bruce.]]
** If you think about it, Clark was holding back in that fight. He didn't use his speed, heat vision or any extra abilities and one could interpret him allowing Batman to win, out of guilt over Alfred's death/
* Year Five #27: [[spoiler:Superman tries to ''kill'' Barry after he explained he let Bruce go because he was honoring Alfred's legacy and had just lost his family and was grieving, a feeling that Clark should know. Even Wonder Woman calls him out on this.]]
** Really, the whole issue. Later, when [[spoiler: Flash escapes, he goes to see Iris, who's enraged due his abandoning of her and not living up to his promise stopping Superman if he went too far. And what's more, she and her colleagues later get arrested by the Regime's goon squad due to being Barry's friends...]]
* Year Five #28: Remember Galaxor? The superpowered boy from Year One who tried to stand up to Superman and whose spine was broken by him and Wonder Woman? [[spoiler: He committed suicide soon after. To me, it's the most tragic fate. And the most tragic moment here.]]
** [[spoiler: It was Iris who told that to Flash. Basically, that's why he is a BrokenPedestal to her - he hadn't saved the boy, though he could've.]]
** [[spoiler: The worst of all is that Barry was having a serious conflict of loyalties, and may have been even considering going back in time to stop all of it, but unfortunately finding the people he love losing their faith in him convinces him that what happened was something they deserved.]]
* Year Five, #29: [[spoiler: Superman decides to destroy Kahndaq, Black Adam's country, if the latter won't join Regime. And other Regime members support him. It very pretty shows how far Superman has gone to evil, just as other Regime members.]]
* ''ComicBook/Injustice2'' ends up [[spoiler:retconning his death, revealing it was just a rumor and he is still alive, but he merely lost the will to walk]].
* At a convention, a fan asked Tom Taylor what character he'd like to write. He answered that he wanted to write a non-evil version of Superman. Why? Superman is his favorite character, but due to all the ''Injustice'' material he has at his home, his young son is afraid of Superman and thinks he's a bad guy.

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** [[spoiler:Alfred Alfred gets attacked and murdered by Victor Zsasz. Some time after that, Damian comes to give presents to Alfred and finds his corpse. RIP, Alfred Pennyworth.]]
Pennyworth.
** Before that, [[spoiler: Bruce begins to doubt if his actions are necessary. He points out that world is safer now with [[KnightTemplar Superman]], many of his allies are dead or not powerful enough to stop Regime, and there are only a few of them left, anyway. Alfred reassures him that the world needs Batman, and that he'll find a way. It is SugarWiki/{{Heartwarming Moment|s}} too.]]
too.
* Year Five #25: [[spoiler: Batman delivers a beating on Regime!Superman in NoHoldsBarredBeatdown way, clutches his neck in grip and questions Damian if this is he wanted "to become a killer [[IfYouKillHimYouWillBeJustLikeHim like Clark.]]" The difference is that he was bluffing, whereas Damian doesn't when he tries to kill Bruce.]]
**
If you think about it, Clark was holding back in that fight. He didn't use his speed, heat vision or any extra abilities and one could interpret him allowing Batman to win, out of guilt over Alfred's death/
death.
* Year Five #27: [[spoiler:Superman Superman tries to ''kill'' Barry after he explained he let Bruce go because he was honoring Alfred's legacy and had just lost his family and was grieving, a feeling that Clark should know. Even Wonder Woman calls him out on this.]]
** Really, the whole issue.
Later, when [[spoiler: Flash escapes, he goes to see Iris, who's enraged due his abandoning of her and not living up to his promise stopping Superman if he went too far. And what's more, she and her colleagues later get arrested by the Regime's goon squad due to being Barry's friends...]]
friends...
* Year Five #28: Remember Galaxor? The superpowered boy from Year One who tried to stand up to Superman and whose spine was broken by him and Wonder Woman? [[spoiler: He committed suicide soon after. To me, it's It's the most tragic fate. And fate, and the most tragic moment here.]]
here.
** [[spoiler: It was Iris who told that to Flash. Basically, that's why he is a BrokenPedestal to her - he hadn't saved the boy, though he could've.]]
could've.
** [[spoiler: The worst of all is that Barry was having a serious conflict of loyalties, and may have been even considering going back in time to stop all of it, but unfortunately finding the people he love losing their faith in him convinces him that what happened was something they deserved.]]
deserved.
* Year Five, #29: [[spoiler: Superman decides to destroy Kahndaq, Black Adam's country, if the latter won't join Regime. And other Regime members support him. It very pretty shows how far Superman has gone to evil, just as other Regime members.]]
members.
* ''ComicBook/Injustice2'' ends up [[spoiler:retconning retconning his death, revealing it was just a rumor and he is still alive, but he merely lost the will to walk]].
walk.
* At a convention, a fan asked Tom Taylor what character he'd like to write. He answered that he wanted to write a non-evil version of Superman. Why? Superman is his favorite favourite character, but due to all the ''Injustice'' material he has at his home, his young son is afraid of Superman and thinks he's a bad guy.



--> '''Hal''': Did you hear about the Joker underground? Two hundred protesters found dead. At first I thought it was the Bizarro-Superman...

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--> '''Hal''': Did you hear about the Joker underground? Two hundred protesters protestors found dead. At first I thought it was the Bizarro-Superman...






** Hell, just how almost every hero trusted Superman without question. Even [[{{Jerkass}} Guy Gardner]] gushes about him. And have their faith brutally shattered. It reminds one of how important it is to maintain your morality when so many people look up to you.
* The death of [[spoiler: Insurgency Luthor. He was less than a second removed from taking down Regime Superman and then Shazam zaps him, followed by Superman breaking his neck.]] It's a perfect textbook HopeSpot. And just to make it harsher, the last words he says to Superman. Remember than in this universe [[spoiler: Lex Luthor is a good guy and a long-time friend of Superman.]]

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** Hell, just how * How almost every hero trusted Superman without question. Even [[{{Jerkass}} Guy Gardner]] gushes about him. And have their faith brutally shattered. It reminds one of how important it is to maintain your morality when so many people look up to you.
* The death of [[spoiler: Insurgency nsurgency Luthor. He was less than a second removed from taking down Regime Superman and then Shazam zaps him, followed by Superman breaking his neck.]] It's a perfect textbook HopeSpot. And just to make it harsher, the last words he says to Superman. Remember than in this universe [[spoiler: Lex Luthor is a good guy and a long-time friend of Superman.]]



* The cold-blooded murder of [[spoiler: Shazam, who is killed by Superman for questioning his plan to flatten Gotham City and Metropolis. While he was a supporter of the Regime, Shazam only did so out of loyalty to Superman and that Billy Batson himself was only a young boy, a fact that Superman was well aware of.]]

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* The cold-blooded murder of [[spoiler: Shazam, who is killed by Superman for questioning his plan to flatten Gotham City and Metropolis. While he was a supporter of the Regime, Shazam only did so out of loyalty to Superman and that Billy Batson himself was only a young boy, a fact that Superman was well aware of.]]



** [[spoiler:Worse is that he defended Shazam from being killed by The Spectre for having ''doubts'' two or three years ago (Year 3 Issue #5). Less than five years was all it took for One Bad Day to turn him into someone who would murder his own allies in cold-blood.]]

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** [[spoiler:Worse Worse is that he defended Shazam from being killed by The Spectre for having ''doubts'' two or three years ago (Year 3 Issue #5). Less than five years was all it took for One Bad Day to turn him into someone who would murder his own allies in cold-blood.]]



* Catwoman [[spoiler: joined the Regime in the misguided hope she could protect Batman from Superman by misleading his efforts to find him. And also that, when it was over, or should she find him first, they could hide away and be together. Unfortunately, the fact she joined the Regime, who are responsible for the deaths of other heroes, causes Bruce to reject Selina completely.]] What's the saying? "You always hurt the ones you love"?

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* Catwoman [[spoiler: joined the Regime in the misguided hope she could protect Batman from Superman by misleading his efforts to find him. And also that, when it was over, or should she find him first, they could hide away and be together. Unfortunately, the fact she joined the Regime, who are responsible for the deaths of other heroes, causes Bruce to reject Selina completely.]] What's the saying? "You always hurt the ones you love"?



* [[spoiler: When Regime!Superman is beaten, Main!Green Lantern goes to get several heroes, with Injustice!Batman. Then Superman tells Batman tiredly that he'll have to kill him. Batman replies sadly "No. Not even you. There's been enough killing." Batman is probably so sad to see his former friend like that...]]

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* [[spoiler: When Regime!Superman is beaten, Main!Green Lantern goes to get several heroes, with Injustice!Batman. Then Superman tells Batman tiredly that he'll have to kill him. Batman replies sadly "No. Not even you. There's been enough killing." Batman is probably so sad to see his former friend like that...]]



* The final opponent in arcade mode, as expected, is Regime!Superman. When you finally defeat him he can only think of Lois and her baby, The Joker and the explosion that destroyed Metropolis before [[spoiler: he gets dragged into the Phantom Zone]]. It's doubly depressing if it's The Joker himself who defeats him.
* Regime!Superman, in a chat with Lex Luthor (who, in THIS universe, is his best friend [[spoiler:or, rather, posing as one to act as the good guys' double agent]]), voices the hope that there might be another Lois along with these other duplicates. Luthor, [[spoiler:in a sincere manner that would have no benefit to his ulterior motives]], sadly assures Superman that, to the former hero, "there was only ONE Lois".

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* The final opponent in arcade mode, as expected, is Regime!Superman. When you finally defeat him he can only think of Lois and her baby, The Joker and the explosion that destroyed Metropolis before [[spoiler: he gets dragged into the Phantom Zone]].Zone. It's doubly depressing if it's The Joker himself who defeats him.
* Regime!Superman, in a chat with Lex Luthor (who, in THIS universe, is his best friend [[spoiler:or, or, rather, posing as one to act as the good guys' double agent]]), agent), voices the hope that there might be another Lois along with these other duplicates. Luthor, [[spoiler:in in a sincere manner that would have no benefit to his ulterior motives]], motives, sadly assures Superman that, to the former hero, "there was only ONE Lois".


** [[spoiler: But consider also their different reactions. After breaking his vow not to kill, Superman has become a cold, distant tyrant, losing his humanity and his morals, becoming feared and hated by the world that once looked up to him as a hero and inspiration, and inflicting his pain and guilt on others under the pretence of fixing everything. In his dream, however, after Batman breaks his vow not to kill, he surrenders himself to the police and takes responsibility for his crime rather than causing anyone else to suffer. A point he may have, but deep down on some level Superman knows how far he's sunk, and suspects that Batman, in the same circumstances, would not sink as low as he has.]]

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** [[spoiler: But consider also their different reactions. After breaking his vow not to kill, Superman has become a cold, distant tyrant, losing his humanity and his morals, becoming feared and hated by the world that once looked up to him as a hero and inspiration, and inflicting his pain and guilt on others under the pretence pretense of fixing everything. In his dream, however, after Batman breaks his vow not to kill, he surrenders himself to the police and takes responsibility for his crime rather than causing anyone else to suffer. A point he may have, but deep down on some level Superman knows how far he's sunk, and suspects that Batman, in the same circumstances, would not sink as low as he has.]]



* Year Four #15: [[spoiler: Harley Quinn tries to stop Zeus from attacking Shazam and gets vaporised. Yes, she'll return, but...]]

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* Year Four #15: [[spoiler: Harley Quinn tries to stop Zeus from attacking Shazam and gets vaporised.vaporized. Yes, she'll return, but...]]



* Year Five #18: [[spoiler: Trickster is shocked after Bizarro destroys the restaurant. He blames himself for not being specific. And then, when both are flying, Bizarro sneezes and brings his hands to cover his mouth, ... and unwittingly releases Trckster, who falls from the height to his death.]]

to:

* Year Five #18: [[spoiler: Trickster is shocked after Bizarro destroys the restaurant. He blames himself for not being specific. And then, when both are flying, Bizarro sneezes and brings his hands to cover his mouth, ... and unwittingly releases Trckster, Trickster, who falls from the height to his death.]]



* At a convention, a fan asked Tom Taylor what character he'd like to write. He answered that he wanted to write a non-evil version of Superman. Why? Superman is his favourite character, but due to all the ''Injustice'' material he has at his home, his young son is afraid of Superman and thinks he's a bad guy.

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* At a convention, a fan asked Tom Taylor what character he'd like to write. He answered that he wanted to write a non-evil version of Superman. Why? Superman is his favourite favorite character, but due to all the ''Injustice'' material he has at his home, his young son is afraid of Superman and thinks he's a bad guy.



--> '''Hal''': Did you hear about the Joker underground? Two hundred protestors found dead. At first I thought it was the Bizarro-Superman...

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--> '''Hal''': Did you hear about the Joker underground? Two hundred protestors protesters found dead. At first I thought it was the Bizarro-Superman...


** And then you learn the reason behind Jor-El's cryptic comments about "the outsiders" abandoning them: the Guardians '''[[NeglectfulPrecursors left their planet to die]].''' Made even worse in ''[[VideoGame/Injustice2 the sequel]]'' when you realize they left them at the mercy of '''ComicBook/{{Brainiac}}'''.

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** And then you learn the reason behind Jor-El's cryptic comments about "the outsiders" abandoning them: the Guardians '''[[NeglectfulPrecursors left their planet to die]].''' Made even worse in ''[[VideoGame/Injustice2 the sequel]]'' when you realize that according to [[VideoGame/Injustice2 the sequel]], they left them at the mercy of '''ComicBook/{{Brainiac}}'''.


* The whole prequel series so far. They start with Superman about to have a kid with Lois, Batman and Superman being buddies, Batman being told Superman and Lois want him to be the godfather of their child in a string of HeartwarmingMoments... [[YankTheDogsChain and then]] [[spoiler:Jimmy Olsen]] is murdered by The Joker, Joker manipulates Superman into killing [[spoiler:Lois Lane and their unborn child]] and then [[spoiler:Joker [[NukeEm nukes]] Metropolis.]] How can one not cry over that?

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* The whole prequel series so far. They start with Superman about to have a kid with Lois, Batman and Superman being buddies, Batman being told Superman and Lois want him to be the godfather of their child in a string of HeartwarmingMoments...SugarWiki/HeartwarmingMoments... [[YankTheDogsChain and then]] [[spoiler:Jimmy Olsen]] is murdered by The Joker, Joker manipulates Superman into killing [[spoiler:Lois Lane and their unborn child]] and then [[spoiler:Joker [[NukeEm nukes]] Metropolis.]] How can one not cry over that?



** Before that, [[spoiler: Bruce begins to doubt if his actions are necessary. He points out that world is safer now with [[KnightTemplar Superman]], many of his allies are dead or not powerful enough to stop Regime, and there are only a few of them left, anyway. Alfred reassures him that the world needs Batman, and that he'll find a way. It is CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming too.]]

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** Before that, [[spoiler: Bruce begins to doubt if his actions are necessary. He points out that world is safer now with [[KnightTemplar Superman]], many of his allies are dead or not powerful enough to stop Regime, and there are only a few of them left, anyway. Alfred reassures him that the world needs Batman, and that he'll find a way. It is CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming SugarWiki/{{Heartwarming Moment|s}} too.]]


** What makes it worse is that [[spoiler:Guy didn't give up trying to save Hal from becoming a villain, and ended up getting his arm torn off [[EtTuBrute by ''HAL'']] and dropped to his death.]]

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** What makes it worse is that [[spoiler:Guy didn't give up trying to save Hal from becoming a villain, and ended up getting his arm torn off by [[EtTuBrute by ''HAL'']] HAL JORDAN]] and dropped to his death.]]


** What makes it worse is that [[spoiler:Guy didn't give up trying to save Hal from becoming a villain, and ended up getting his arm torn off [[EtTuBrute by ''Hal'']] and dropped to his death.]]

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** What makes it worse is that [[spoiler:Guy didn't give up trying to save Hal from becoming a villain, and ended up getting his arm torn off [[EtTuBrute by ''Hal'']] ''HAL'']] and dropped to his death.]]


** And just to drive the point home: After all the misery, all the deaths...''the Joker [[TheBadGuyWins won]]''. His [[PayEvilUntoEvil punishment for his crimes]] [[MyDeathIsOnlyTheBeginning was exactly what he wanted]].
** Even five years afterwards what happened still drives Regime!Superman well into KnightTemplar territory:

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** And just to drive the point home: After all the misery, all the suffering, all the deaths...''the Joker [[TheBadGuyWins won]]''. His [[PayEvilUntoEvil punishment for his crimes]] [[MyDeathIsOnlyTheBeginning was exactly what he wanted]].
** Even five years ''years'' afterwards what happened still drives Regime!Superman well into KnightTemplar territory:



* Issue #33: Green Arrow's death. His death was because an arrow rebounded from Superman and hit Johnathan Kent, causing Superman to kill him in a rage. His last thoughts were of Black Canary, who knew the moment she found his tracer that he wasn't coming.

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* Issue #33: Green Arrow's death. His death was because an arrow rebounded from Superman and hit Johnathan Kent, Kent in the shoulder, causing Superman to kill him in a rage. His last thoughts were of Black Canary, who knew the moment she found his tracer that he wasn't coming.



* Year Two #20: [[spoiler: [[CommissionerGordon Commisioner]] [[PapaWolf Gordon]] [[HeroicSacrifice is dead]].]]

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* Year Two #20: [[spoiler: [[CommissionerGordon Commisioner]] [[PapaWolf James Gordon]] [[HeroicSacrifice is dead]].]]



** What makes it worse is that [[spoiler:Guy didn't give up trying to save Hal from becoming a villain, and ended up getting his arm torn off and dropped to his death.]]
* If you like the Year Two comics, we know that the Insurgence [[ForegoneConclusion will]] [[DownerEnding fail]]. [[EarnYourHappyEnding This time]].

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** What makes it worse is that [[spoiler:Guy didn't give up trying to save Hal from becoming a villain, and ended up getting his arm torn off [[EtTuBrute by ''Hal'']] and dropped to his death.]]
* If you like the Year Two comics, we know that the Insurgence Insurgency [[ForegoneConclusion will]] [[DownerEnding fail]]. [[EarnYourHappyEnding This time]].


** Really, the whole Regime's attack on the cities. Before, Regime at least somewhat could justify their actions as necessary. Now? It's an atrocity, showing they became truly worse than criminals they fought.

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** Really, the whole Regime's attack on the cities. Before, the Regime at least somewhat could justify their actions as necessary. Now? It's an atrocity, showing they became truly worse than criminals they fought.



* [[spoiler: When Regime!Superman is beaten, Main!Green Lantern goes to get several heroes, with Injustice!Batman. Then Superman tells Batman tiredly that he had to kill him. Batman replies sadly "No. Not even you. There's been enough killing." Batman is probably so sad to see his former friend like that...]]

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* [[spoiler: When Regime!Superman is beaten, Main!Green Lantern goes to get several heroes, with Injustice!Batman. Then Superman tells Batman tiredly that he had he'll have to kill him. Batman replies sadly "No. Not even you. There's been enough killing." Batman is probably so sad to see his former friend like that...]]


** Really, the whole Regime's attack on cities. Before, Regime at least somewhat could justify their actions as necessary. Now? It's an atrocity, showing they became truly worse than criminals they fought.

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** Really, the whole Regime's attack on the cities. Before, Regime at least somewhat could justify their actions as necessary. Now? It's an atrocity, showing they became truly worse than criminals they fought.


** Superman is affected by Kryptonite-induced Fear Toxin, which makes him envision Lois as Doomsday. He grapples her, and flies her out into the upper atmosphere whilst Batman ''desperately'' tries to get through to him. The moment he does manage to tell Superman that he's with Lois and not Doomsday, Superman has shaken off the effects of the Toxin, whilst ''in space'' and with tears in his eyes, sees Lois's dead body floating away from him. And to make things worse, Joker [[DeadManSwitch rigged a nuclear bomb to her heartbeat]], which detonates and blows up Metropolis. What really sells it, is when Superman ''hears the heartbeat of Lois and their unborn child stop'' just as the Toxin wears off. The narration that accompanies it is ''heartbreaking''.

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** Superman is affected by Kryptonite-induced Fear Toxin, which makes him envision Lois as Doomsday. He grapples her, and flies her out into the upper atmosphere whilst Batman ''desperately'' tries to get through to him. The moment he does manage to tell Superman that he's with Lois and not Doomsday, Superman has shaken off the effects of the Toxin, whilst ''in space'' and with tears in his eyes, sees Lois's dead body floating away from him. And to make things worse, Joker [[DeadManSwitch [[DeadMansSwitch rigged a nuclear bomb to her heartbeat]], which detonates and blows up Metropolis. What really sells it, is when Superman ''hears the heartbeat of Lois and their unborn child stop'' just as the Toxin wears off. The narration that accompanies it is ''heartbreaking''.


* Year Five #25: [[spoiler: Batman delivers a much needed beatdown on Regime!Superman in NoHoldsBarredBeatdown way, clutches his neck in grip and questions Damian if this is he wanted "to become a killer [[IfYouKillHimYouWillBeJustLikeHim like Clark.]]" The difference is that he was bluffing, whereas Damian doesn't when he tries to kill Bruce.]]

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* Year Five #25: [[spoiler: Batman delivers a much needed beatdown beating on Regime!Superman in NoHoldsBarredBeatdown way, clutches his neck in grip and questions Damian if this is he wanted "to become a killer [[IfYouKillHimYouWillBeJustLikeHim like Clark.]]" The difference is that he was bluffing, whereas Damian doesn't when he tries to kill Bruce.]]]]
** If you think about it, Clark was holding back in that fight. He didn't use his speed, heat vision or any extra abilities and one could interpret him allowing Batman to win, out of guilt over Alfred's death/


** Superman is affected by Kryptonite-induced Fear Toxin, which makes him envision Lois as Doomsday. He grapples her, and flies her out into the upper atmosphere whilst Batman ''desperately'' tries to get through to him. The moment he does manage to tell Superman that he's with Lois and not Doomsday, it's too late -- by the time the effects of the Toxin have worn off, Superman is ''in space'', seeing Lois's dead body floating away from him. And to make things worse, Joker [[DeadManSwitch rigged a nuclear bomb to her heartbeat]], which detonates and blows up Metropolis. What really sells it, is when Superman ''hears the heartbeat of Lois and their unborn child stop'' just as the Toxin wears off. The narration that accompanies it is ''heartbreaking''.

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** Superman is affected by Kryptonite-induced Fear Toxin, which makes him envision Lois as Doomsday. He grapples her, and flies her out into the upper atmosphere whilst Batman ''desperately'' tries to get through to him. The moment he does manage to tell Superman that he's with Lois and not Doomsday, it's too late -- by the time Superman has shaken off the effects of the Toxin have worn off, Superman is Toxin, whilst ''in space'', seeing space'' and with tears in his eyes, sees Lois's dead body floating away from him. And to make things worse, Joker [[DeadManSwitch rigged a nuclear bomb to her heartbeat]], which detonates and blows up Metropolis. What really sells it, is when Superman ''hears the heartbeat of Lois and their unborn child stop'' just as the Toxin wears off. The narration that accompanies it is ''heartbreaking''.

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