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* SinisterShades: John Corben AKA Metallo as a Secret Service Agent, which serves to hide his [[GreenEyes green]], [[ElectronicEyes robotic eyes]].

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* SinisterShades: John Corben AKA Metallo as a Secret Service Agent, which serves to hide his [[GreenEyes green]], green, [[ElectronicEyes robotic eyes]].

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* StopOrIShootMyself: The first criminal Superman catches (the red car driver) attempts this. Superman simply blasts away his Colt Python revolver.


* RoleReprisal: Creator/TimDaly, Creator/KevinConroy, Creator/ClancyBrown, Creator/CCHPounder, and Creator/JenniferHale reprise their respective Franchise/{{DCAU}} roles of Superman[[note]]Only in ''WesternAnimation/SupermanTheAnimatedSeries'' (he was replaced by Creator/GeorgeNewbern afterwards due to conflicting schedules)[[/note]], Batman, Lex Luthor, Amanda Waller, and Killer Frost.
** In the French dub, several voice actors from previous adaptations reprised their roles here:
** From ''Film/Batman1989'' [[Film/BatmanReturns and]] [[Film/BatmanForever its]] [[Film/BatmanAndRobin sequels]]: Jacques Ciron as Alfred.
** From the Franchise/DCAnimatedUniverse: In addition to Alfred, Emmanuel Jacomy as Superman/Clark Kent.
** From ''WesternAnimation/TheBatman'': In addition to Alfred, Adrien Antoine as Batman/Bruce Wayne.
** From ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheBraveAndTheBold'': In addition to Batman, Paolo Domingo as Billy Batson and Thierry Murzeau as Gorilla Grodd.

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* TheSociopath: Lex Luthor gets elected President to spite Superman, orders Superman and Batman killed because he can, and [[spoiler:decides to let a giant meteor crash into the Earth and rule over the ashes when his attempts to stop it don't work]].


** From ''Film/{{Batman}}'' [[Film/BatmanReturns and]] [[Film/BatmanForever its]] [[Film/BatmanAndRobin sequels]]: Jacques Ciron as Alfred.

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** From ''Film/{{Batman}}'' ''Film/Batman1989'' [[Film/BatmanReturns and]] [[Film/BatmanForever its]] [[Film/BatmanAndRobin sequels]]: Jacques Ciron as Alfred.

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* ActorAllusion:
** Alan Oppenheimer's credits include Alfred {{Expy}} [[Anime/TheBigO Norman Burg]]. Here, he voices the actual Alfred.
** Allison Mack's character, Power Girl, had been referenced on ''Series/{{Smallville}}'' quite a few times. In fact, it was Chloe who discovered the existence of the character in the show's universe in the first place.
** The casting of Creator/LeVarBurton as Black Lightning, as Jefferson Pierce's day job in the comics was a teacher and one of Burton's best known gigs was the host of ''Series/ReadingRainbow''.


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* CastingGag: The casting of Allison Mack and John C. [=McGinley=] definitely qualifies, given that they are best known from [[Series/{{Smallville}} a show about a young Superman]] and [[Series/{{Scrubs}} a show whose theme song is called "Superman"]], respectively. Furthermore, Mack's character, Power Girl, has been referenced on ''Smallville'' quite a few times, and it was Chloe who discovered her Starrware corporation in a Season 3 episode.

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* GoshDangItToHeck: During Superman's PunctuatedPounding delivered to Mongul.
-->'''Superman:''' You want to be... Luthor's... boy now?!


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* PunchCatch: How Superman gains control of the fight against Mongul.
* PunctuatedPounding: Superman uses this trope to finish his fight against Mongul.
-->'''Superman:''' You want to be... Luthor's... [[GoshDangItToHeck boy]] now?! I'm sick... of LEX LUTHOR!


** At one point Superman asks Batman whatever happened to Magpie, who has the distinction of being the first villain that Superman and Batman faced together in the post-Crisis DCU (during Creator/JohnByrne's ''ComicBook/TheManOfSteel''.)

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** At one point Superman asks Batman whatever happened to Magpie, who has the distinction of being the first villain that Superman and Batman faced together in the post-Crisis DCU (during Creator/JohnByrne's ''ComicBook/TheManOfSteel''.)''ComicBook/TheManOfSteel'').



* ConspicuousCGI: Essentially every vehicle and especially the composite Batman/Superman rocket, which makes for some jarring animation.

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* ConspicuousCGI: ConspicuousCG: Essentially every vehicle and especially the composite Batman/Superman rocket, which makes for some jarring animation.



* CurbStompBattle: [[spoiler: Luthor is handing Superman one using a kryptonite-powered battlesuit. [[{{TranquilFury}} Until Superman thinks Batman is going to die because of what Luthor did.]] Then Superman returns the favor.]]

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* CurbStompBattle: [[spoiler: Luthor is handing Superman one using a kryptonite-powered battlesuit. [[{{TranquilFury}} [[TranquilFury Until Superman thinks Batman is going to die because of what Luthor did.]] Then Superman returns the favor.]]



* AnIcePerson - One of the villain sub-groups consists of ''four'' of these: Captain Cold, Mr Freeze, Killer Frost and Icicle.

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* AnIcePerson - AnIcePerson: One of the villain sub-groups consists of ''four'' of these: Captain Cold, Mr Freeze, Killer Frost and Icicle.



--> '''Luthor''': God bless America! ''God bless me''!
* JokerImmunity: {{Lampshaded}}.

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--> '''Luthor''': God bless America! ''God bless me''!
me!''
* JokerImmunity: {{Lampshaded}}.{{Lampshade|Hanging}}d.



* MostCommonSuperpower: Power Girl, natch. Her costume even has the CleavageWindow. ([[LampshadeHanging Lampshaded]] twice by Toyman, including an apology for an incident with his experimental x-ray goggles.)

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* MostCommonSuperpower: Power Girl, natch. Her costume even has the CleavageWindow. ([[LampshadeHanging Lampshaded]] ({{Lampshade|Hanging}}d twice by Toyman, including an apology for an incident with his experimental x-ray goggles.)



* PreAssKickingOneLiner:

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* PreAssKickingOneLiner: PreAsskickingOneLiner:



** After [[spoiler: Batman takes off on a suicide mission:]]

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** After [[spoiler: Batman takes off on a suicide mission:]]mission]]:



* TheReasonYouSuckSpeech: Toyman gives a short one to Luthor when Luthor, seemignly about to kill him, calls Toyman the only other person on Earth smart enough to stop the meteor.

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* TheReasonYouSuckSpeech: Toyman gives a short one to Luthor when Luthor, seemignly seemingly about to kill him, calls Toyman the only other person on Earth smart enough to stop the meteor.



* UtopiaJustifiesTheMeans: Luthor, drugged-up on Venom, decides that the meteor crashing into the Earth might not be such a bad thing since it means he has a chance to start the world anew with a few carefully chosen survivors who can build a glorious new {{Ubermensch}}en society under his leadership. {{Subverted}} though since this is just InsaneTrollLogic to protect his ego by justifying why his original plan to blow up the meteors failed- after all, the alternative is [[NeverMyFault that Lex himself just made a mistake.]]

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* UtopiaJustifiesTheMeans: Luthor, drugged-up on Venom, decides that the meteor crashing into the Earth might not be such a bad thing since it means he has a chance to start the world anew with a few carefully chosen survivors who can build a glorious new {{Ubermensch}}en society under his leadership. {{Subverted}} {{Subverted|Trope}} though since this is just InsaneTrollLogic to protect his ego by justifying why his original plan to blow up the meteors failed- after all, the alternative is [[NeverMyFault that Lex himself just made a mistake.]]mistake]].



* XanatosGambit: Lex lures Superman to a meeting only to provoke him and set Metallo upon him. Either Metallo kills Superman or he fails, and [[spoiler: Major Force]] murders Metallo and frames Superman for it, letting Luthor turn the entire country against him. A particularly clever spin on this is that neither Lex nor Superman think the general public will just buy this story, so Lex also suggests that the Kryptonite meteor is affecting Supermans' brain and causing him to act violent and irrationally, making the story much more plausible even to people who don't trust Luthor and know that he and Superman hate each other.

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* XanatosGambit: Lex lures Superman to a meeting only to provoke him and set Metallo upon him. Either Metallo kills Superman or he fails, and [[spoiler: Major Force]] murders Metallo and frames Superman for it, letting Luthor turn the entire country against him. A particularly clever spin on this is that neither Lex nor Superman think the general public will just buy this story, so Lex also suggests that the Kryptonite meteor is affecting Supermans' Superman's brain and causing him to act violent and irrationally, making the story much more plausible even to people who don't trust Luthor and know that he and Superman hate each other.


** From the WesternAnimation/DCAnimatedUniverse: In addition to Alfred, Emmanuel Jacomy as Superman/Clark Kent.

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** From the WesternAnimation/DCAnimatedUniverse: Franchise/DCAnimatedUniverse: In addition to Alfred, Emmanuel Jacomy as Superman/Clark Kent.


* EyesAlwaysShut: [[{{Shazam}} Captain Marvel]].

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* EyesAlwaysShut: [[{{Shazam}} [[ComicBook/{{Shazam}} Captain Marvel]].


* ConservationOfNinjitsu: Superman and Batman are mobbed by hordes of supervillains all looking to collect the billion dollar bounty of Superman, and each of the villains is defeated by a single punch or combo, despite many of them frequently challenging (And ''defeating'', in some cases) these heroes single-handedly.

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* ConservationOfNinjitsu: Superman and Batman are mobbed by hordes of supervillains all looking to collect the billion dollar bounty of on Superman, and each of the villains is defeated by a single punch or combo, despite many of them frequently challenging (And (and ''defeating'', in some cases) these heroes single-handedly.single-handedly. ComicBook/{{Bane}} and ComicBook/LadyShiva probably get the worst of it.


'''Superman:''' Tell me something, Captain Marvel, would Solomon have gone to work for Lex Luthor?

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'''Superman:''' Tell me something, Captain Marvel, Marvel: would Solomon have gone to work for Lex Luthor?

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