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A comic book series based on the videogame of the same name, written by Tom Taylor, with art by Juan Albarran and Bruno Redondo. The series began on April 11, 2017, and provides the Back Story for the game, bridging the gap between it and the previous game.

In an alternate version of the DC Universe, Superman went mad following the death of his wife and child at The Joker's hands and proceeded to break his rule to never take a life by murdering him and established a totalitarian government where he ruled Earth with an iron fist, intending to not let the same tragedy to happen again. This new Regime enlisted several superheroes to enforce his will, and anyone who dared to stand up to him would be summarily executed - not even other heroes were safe from their wrath. Batman and his few allies were among those who resisted him for a grueling five-year-long campaign until he was forced to summon alternate versions of superheroes of his world in order to dethrone the Regime and free the Earth. They succeeded when a still heroic Superman was transported to the Injustice Earth to beat its tyrannical High Councillor. Now, the Injustice version of Superman is behind bars alongside his collaborators and very few heroes are left to rebuild the world following the Regime's fall. Unfortunately, old enemies begin to emerge from the shadows to fill the void and begin terrorizing the world, and Batman must do whatever in his disposal to save the planet while remaining firm to the values he upheld when half the Justice League forgot them.


The comic ran for 72 issues, along with a special annual that detailed Wonder Woman's backstory, explaining why this version of her is much more cold-hearted than the main Diana, and a second annual as a finale to the comic series.

Check Injustice vs. Masters of the Universe, a related publication that serves as a sequel to the game.

Injustice 2 provides the following tropes:

  • Adaptation Origin Connection:
    • AMAZO was created by Professor Ivo on Ra's al Ghul's orders to serve as his ultimate weapon, rather than by his own initiative to gain immortality. Its also confirmed that Brainiac's technology was partly used in its construction.
    • Dex-Starr lost his owner to a random thug in a house robbery. Here, his owners were victims to AMAZO, and by extension Ra's al Ghul's, during his Arizona's rampage. In addition, Ace the Bat-Hound is a puppy that also lost his owners in the same incident, tying him with Dex-Starr.
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  • Adaptational Heroism: Professor Ivo is a Justice League supervillain obsessed with obtaining immortality. In the Injustice universe, he is a scientist pressured by Ra's al Ghul and Solovar to create AMAZO, on pain of having his family tortured.
  • Adaptational Nice Guy:
    • In the video game, Poison Ivy cared nothing for Harley Quinn, acting like a Jerkass to her in certain intros between the two, and brainwashing and poisoning her in the Story Mode. Here, while still a villain, she seems much more concerned for Harley's well-being than her video game counterpart, as in Issue #7, she swipes away a gun Athanasia al Ghul pulls on her, and summons a shield to protect her from a group of League of Assassins members' gunfire. Furthermore, in Issue #33, she admits that she doesn't want to kill anyone, but deems it necessary.
    • Damian is somewhat less abrasive and antagonistic than he is in the game, and develops a genuine friendship with Kara.
  • Adaptational Ugliness: The Amazo Android in Issue 34 has a Terminator Skull Visage rather than his traditional aquiline look in the comics or his Golden God appearance in DCAU. Justified because Ivo complains he's not complete, but Ra's is not concerned about his aesthetics, only functionality.
  • Adaptational Villainy:
    • Vixen and Animal Man are usually portrayed as superheroes. Here, they are willing accomplices to the Big Bad, Ra's al Ghul. Much like Superman and the Regime, however, it is implied they were heroic like their main universe counterparts but suffered a Start of Darkness. (Which was confirmed for Animal Man, who saw Cameroon's last rhino dying at the hands of poachers.) Likewise, Aqualad is revealed to be with them in Issue #24.
    • Katana herself counts since she was originally injected with a bomb by Waller meaning she was a villain before being recruited.
    • Issue #30, several Amazons led by Antiope and Phillipus are revealed to be loyal to Diana (and by extension, the Regime) and go rogue.
    • King Solovar is traditionally one of The Flash's allies and an enemy to Gorilla Grodd. It has since been revealed that he is allied with both Grodd and Ra's in their plan to cleanse the Earth from humanity, and openly supports Ra's unleashing the AMAZO Android on an Earth city.
    • The Annual issue reveals that Steve Trevor was a Nazi spy instead of an Allied soldier.
  • A Day in the Limelight:
    • Issue #8 is mostly about Damian and what he was like before he went rogue, showing how contrary to his portrayal in the game, Injustice Damian Used to Be a Sweet Kid. Even those who wish Damian Wayne never existed liked him in that issue.
    • The finale issue of the comic book series, Annual #2, centers significantly on Lois Lane in flashbacks that provide a Belated Backstory before her death, the catalyst that created the entire Injustice universe.
  • Age Lift: Inverted. Ace the Bat-Hound is a puppy when he is introduced in the story rather than an adult dog.
  • Alternate Company Equivalent: The opening issue of Injustice 2 makes Injustice!Superman and Injustice!Batman into DC's Magneto and Professor X, ex-friends with opposing views, who commune through the barriers of a custom made power-limiter Tailor-Made Prison, and frequently trade armor-piercing questions and equally sharp answers with each other.
  • Armor-Piercing Question:
    • Batman chastises Barry for using his powers to save a trucker in an accident, even though he has cameras all over him showing he has good reason. Barry replies with this question, which Bruce is unable to respond directly:
      Barry: You expect me to stand by and watch someone die, Bruce?
    • Batman receives two separate ones in Issue #36 from Pa and Ma Kent about Superman:
      Pa Kent: After Lois... He needed a friend. Where were you?
      Ma Kent: You kept Clark alive, didn't you? That is why he's in prison and not executed. You still haven't given up on him.
    • Grodd gives one to Solovar after he is punished with a telepathy-blocking device:
      Grodd: Did you know about this device, Solovar? Did the humans make another one to neuter you?
  • Asshole Victim:
    • Amanda Waller in Issue #3 is the comic's first casualty at the hands of the fake Batman.
    • Animal Man is revealed to have gruesomely murdered a group of poachers that killed the very last rhino in Cameroon.
    • General Zod's head is ripped off by AMAZO in Issue #39. Because of the former's earlier murder of Red Robin, it was well-deserved.
    • In the final issue, Gorilla Grodd kills Ra's al Ghul and Solovar.
  • The Atoner: Barry Allen, the former Flash, wants to redeem himself for assisting the Regime. While he is granted freedom by Batman for his help, he is forbidden from using his powers again.
  • Bad Guys Do the Dirty Work: Ra's ends up saving Batman's life when he sends AMAZO to kill General Zod after the fear toxin has worn out and was ready to kill him, because Zod was the greater threat to their plans.
  • Barehanded Blade Block: Kara does this to Nubia in Issue #31.
  • Big Damn Heroes The Flash saves Dinah and Ollie from AMAZO in Issue 45.
  • Big Bad: Ra's al Ghul is apparently this in the beginning. It turns out to be a Big Bad Duumvirate between him and Solovar, while Gorilla Grodd serves as The Dragon.
  • Bling of War: Gorilla Grodd's golden armour, with a pair of spikes on the shoulders.
  • Blunt "Yes": Killer Croc when asked if he and Orca are actually in a relationship now.
  • Boomerang Bigot: Ra's and the League of Assassins work to extinguish humanity to save the environment, but they are still largely human themselves - even with superpowers or abnormal traits like immortality. This inconvenient little fact is used by Grodd to revolt against Solovar for siding with humans to achieve their common goal.
  • Breather Episode:
    • Issue #8 is a break from the usual dour tone of the series, with a Whole Episode Flashback of Damian's training.
    • Issue #32 is another one that focuses on an atoning Barry Allen trying to help one of the Regime's victims to recover.
  • Broken Pedestal: Soranik Natu lost all respect for Hal after he sided with the Regime and helped killed over 200 Lanterns, including Mogo.
  • Bullet Catch: In issue #26, a death squad is about to gun down innocent civilians. Kara flies in the way and catches all bullets.
  • Bullying a Dragon: A Bialyan general attempts this on Black Adam. It does not end well.
  • Call-Back:
    • A really dark one to the original Injustice: Gods Among Us comic series, when Blue Beetle accidentally kills El Diablo in a fight and says "I didn't mean to", mirroring a Running Gag where Regime members said the same thing when they accidentally killed their opponents for the first time.
    • Once again, Ares appears before a Wonder Woman to help her against a Well-Intentioned Extremist that threatens the God of War's sphere of influence with his plans. The difference is that its Regime Wonder Woman.
  • Came Back Wrong: Alfred after taking a bath in the Lazarus Pit. It can resurrect the dead, but those that have been dead for too long (to the point their body has decomposed) will return as a shell of their former selves. Though he appears to be fully restored in Issue #22, following chapters show him bed-ridden and suffering slight amnesia, lampshading this trope stating that not all of him returned from the Pit.
  • The Cameo: Nightwing (Dick Grayson) and Batwoman appear for the first and only time in Injustice 2 during a flashback story in Annual #2. Grayson was killed back in Year One of Injustice: Gods Among Us, while Batwoman was in all five years of Gods Among Us, but then was completely absent without explanation all through Injustice 2.
  • Can't Kill You, Still Need You:
    • Killer Croc is spared by "Batman" for this reason after attempting to chomp him.
    • In a chilling bit of Gallows Humor, "Batman" thinks Calendar Man is completely useless, but then proceeds to kill four other villains via implanted bombs in their hands. Despite the fact that he attempted to do the same with Calendar Man, who was only spared due to a convenient glitch in the device, "Batman" still opts to spare him despite still telling him afterwards he's a waste of oxygen.
  • Cerebus Retcon:
    • Inverted. Galaxor is revealed not to have committed suicide, but rather to have lost his spirit and the will to even walk. Barry Allen visits him to help him out and rekindle his spirit. His supposedly killing himself is Hand Waved as just being a rumor.
    • Inverted once again in regards to the Teen Titans. According to Cyborg in the main game, they were all killed in the destruction of Metropolis and his Arcade Ending shows him resurrecting them with Brainiac's technology. This comic ignores it entirely and reveals the Titans were locked up in the Phantom Zone by Superman, as per the first prequel comic's explanation for their absence.
  • Civil War
    • The country of Bialya is seen undergoing one. The exact circumstances aren't elaborated on, but what little we see hits rather close to reality (See Does This Remind You of Anything? below).
    • Another civil war erupts in Paradise Island between Hippolyta's Amazons and the Regime's loyalists. The latter are able to flee with the help of Supergirl, Black Adam and Damian, freeing Wonder Woman in the process.
  • Control Freak: According to Superman, the reason it would be a bad idea for Batman to rebuild the world "because, in the end, you're just a scared child still trying to stop two bullets."note 
  • Crazy-Prepared:
    • Since this is Batman we are talking about, he has devised at least 23 contingency plans the second the red sun emitters in Superman's cell drop even one percent. The first one we find out is Atom slip inside his brain with a Kryptonite fragment and threaten to make Superman paraplegic with it, forcing the latter to return to his cell.
    • To ensure Connor's safety, he injects him with a tracker just in case someone tries to kidnap him. Which is exactly what happens he is kidnapped by the League of Assassins. When Green Arrow finds this out, he is extremely furious with Batman for doing this to his son without telling him and punches him in response. While Batman is understanding of his anger, he is also unapologetic about his own actions.
  • Cruel and Unusual Death: Much like its predecessor, it wouldn't be a Injustice comic without some.
    • "Batman" executes all the useless members of the Suicide Squad by detonating their heads, except for Calendar Man because his explosive bugged out.
    • Ra's orders Orca and Croc to devour several executives alive.
    • Black Adam fries a Bialyan general using lightning.
    • Blue Beetle accidentally kills El Diablo, causing him to explode and burn all the animals in Ra's sanctuary to death.
    • AMAZO stomps on an innocent man so hard, he explodes in a fountain of blood.
  • Cruel Mercy: Grodd has his telepathic powers taken away by AMAZO and he is exiled from Gorilla City rather than executed for his betrayal because Ra's feared his death would make him a martyr. This bites them in the ass in Issue #72 when Grodd returns with his powers restored by Brainiac.
  • Deadpan Snarker: Harley, once again. When Harley offers Batman a cupcake, she says he'll never guess what happened to the other one.
    Batman: You ate one.
    Harley: Truly, you are the world's greatest detective.
  • Death by Adaptation: Ace is killed while he is still a puppy and never grows up to become the Bat-Hound.
  • Defiant to the End: Wildcat mocks "Batman", telling him he's a "<fucking> coward" for using guns, just before "Batman" guns him down.
  • Despair Event Horizon: Animal Man crossed it ten years ago when he saw the last West African Rhino, who had had his horn cut off by poachers, die in agony from his wounds. Is there any wonder that he then brutally killed the poachers responsible for it?
  • Did You Actually Believe...?: Grodd in #42.
    Gorilla Grodd: The weakness you have shown, the lack of leadership... do you honestly believe my soldiers could possibly still be loyal to you?
  • Does This Remind You of Anything?:
    • The newly elected President of the United States is noted to be "the most anti-environmental one yet" by Batman in Issue #17, although he is revealed to not be Donald Trump in this setting, as his surname is Dalkin. He also looks like Kevin Feige, of all people.
    • The country of Bialya is shown in Issue #26 to be in a state of civil war whom Damian describes a fight between "a power-hungry despot against a group of zealots willing to die for what they believe" with chemical weapons being deployed against its citizens. This is a very clear parallel with the Syrian Civil War with even the Bialyan flag on a soldier uniform resembling the Syrian flag without the stars.
  • Doomed by Canon: Due to being set before the events of the game, there are several characters who won't be around by the end of the series, and others whose lives will inevitably change for the worse.
    • Jaime Reyes is the Blue Beetle in the main game. Meaning that Ted Kord ends up suffering Mentor Occupational Hazard as he's executed by Killer Croc and Orca under Ra's al Ghul's order.
    • In a similar vein to the above, Ryan Choi is the playable Atom character via DLC in the game and his mentor Ray Palmer is mentioned as being missing after going subatomic in his Arcade ending. Thus his involvement in the attempt to stop AMAZO is the last we see of him.
    • Damian Wayne and Kara meet and manage to strike up a friendship in the short time they get to know each other. Kara later helps save Damian from prison in the main game, though when she finds out the truth about her cousin and the Regime, she begins to feel Damian was in prison for a good reason.
    • Speaking of Damian, he's freed from prison in the earliest stages of the comic by his mother Talia and sister Athanasia. Considering he's in prison when we see him in the present-day story of the game, inevitably he'll end up incarcerated again at some point.
    • Harley and Ivy's relationship is - despite being on opposing sides - depicted as that of two people who do very much love each other, and Ivy can't bring herself to allow Harley to come to harm. That relationship will end up soured seemingly beyond repair by the time the game's events come to pass, as Ivy will deliberately attempt to kill Harley at least twice.
    • Superboy and Wonder Girl. By the time the main game starts, ordinary people are still afraid of those who wear their signature insignia's, meaning that those two don't get a chance to redeem their predecessors. Whilst they don't die, they do come very close.
    • Bruce only has a select few allies to call upon by the time of the main game, thus whilst Alfred is alive and well when we last see him, he ends up leaving, asking Bruce not to trace his whereabouts.
    • Grodd is in charge of Gorilla City's forces by the time the main game starts, meaning Solovar doesn't get to live to keep his position as ruler.
    • Due to being many decades before the present-day section of the main story, it probably isn't a surprise to learn Steve Trevor doesn't live much longer from the moment we're introduced to him. What is a surprise, is that he contributes to this universe's Wonder Woman's Start of Darkness and more ruthless nature by being a Nazi spy and her first deliberate execution.
  • Dude, Not Funny!: In-universe example. When Batman and co. go to the Fortress of Solitude, Black Canary tells Green Arrow this is where his Injustice!Universe counterpart died. She's not amused when he jokes about trying not to make a habit about it.
  • Enemy Civil War: One erupts in Issue #42 between the League of Assassins and Gorilla Grodd, who has had enough of Solovar working to destroy all of mankind, but still works with a couple of humans to achieve this goal.
  • Enemy Mine:
    • According to the official DC Comics press release, "Superman is imprisoned, and it’s up to Batman to put the world back together. But with Superman’s iron-fisted regime eliminated, other forces rise up to fill the void. And Batman doesn't have a lot of allies left to help stop them."
    • Even though Injustice!Wonder Woman was his enemy, Ares warns her about the incoming threat represented by Ra's (since he threatens to destroy humanity and Ares would have been deprived of war) that she must help fight against.
    • Subverted in Issue #39. When General Zod and Batman are fighting each other, Ra's and Solovar are observing the fight with the latter even quoting "the enemy of my enemy" almost verbatism. However, Ra's refuses to even entertain an alliance with Zod, since he is aware that he'd only try to terraform Krypton over Earth and represents an even greater threat to their plans than Batman. As such, he sends AMAZO to kill him instead.
  • Even Evil Has Loved Ones:
    • Killer Croc and Orca are revealed to be in a relationship.
    • Damian still misses Alfred. So much so that he uses the Lazarus Pit to bring him back to life.
    • Despite the two now being on opposite sides, Poison Ivy maintains a genuine romantic relationship with Harley Quinn.
  • Even Evil Has Standards:
    • Damian is fine with being extracted from prison but doesn't want the prison staff to get hurt in the process and is upset when his rescuers gun down the guards trying to stop them. He is also disgusted after seeing what Ra's did to the town of Williams and disagrees with his plan to "save the world" this way. He ultimately tips off Kara, Diana and Adam of AMAZO's attack on Delhi in hopes of stopping it.
    • If what Ra's al Ghul says to Harley Quinn is any indication, he disapproves of what the Joker did to Superman and her for helping him do it all.
      Ra's: And he can't save you from what you did.
    • The Batman impersonator is disturbed when Ra's sics AMAZO on a innocent Arizona town.
  • Evil Knockoff: Someone's now running around dressed as Batman, but not acting like him at all.
  • Evil Poacher: Animal Man is revealed to have killed a group of them, after they killed the last West African Rhino for sport.
  • Evil Power Vacuum: With the Regime's downfall, there are those who want to take their spot. At the start of the series, there is one faction employing someone pretending to be Batman inspired by the Regime to use brutal tactics in order to "save the world". This faction turns out to be the League of Assassins.
  • Exact Words: The annual issue reveals it is possible to lie through the Lasso of Hestia. Steve is able to keep his facade from the Amazons because they do not ask the correct questions.
  • Fallen Hero:
    • Vixen and Animal Man are working alongside the League of Assassins on their own free will and therefore are accomplices with their crimes. Much like Superman, Animal Man crossed the Despair Event Horizon when he saw the last West African Rhino being killed by a group of evil poachers and he decided to kill them in retribution.
    • As it turns out, Aqualad is also on their side and shows how far he has fallen by killing the President of the United States.
  • Fate Worse than Death: Superboy is initially forced to stay behind in the Phantom Zone because he can only survive as long as he stays in it, and if he returns to Earth, he will die due to his heart injury. He gets saved in Issue #40 when he is pulled out from the Phantom Zone and immediately given a heart transplant from Zod's corpse.
  • Faux Affably Evil: Ra's. He threatens to kill Lucy right in front of Harley (with a proper demonstration by Athanasia of how it will happen) if Harley doesn't falls into line and laments it as a necessity in the same sentence.
  • Foregone Conclusion: Just like in the original comic, Batman, Superman and their allies confirmed to appear in the Injustice 2 game will make it out alive of this comic on virtue of being a prequel. This means Ra's plot to eradicate humanity will fail, Solovar will be murdered by Grodd and setting up the Society's foundation, Damian Wayne will be re-captured again, Supergirl's existence will be kept a secret and at least Deadshot and Starfire will survive from their respective groups, the Suicide Squad and the Teen Titans.
  • Foreshadowing: AMAZO was created with alien technology implied to be from Brainiac.
  • Freudian Excuse:
    • The League of Assassins' metahuman members all have their powers and natures tied to the environment. As entire species are rendered extinct by hunting and oceans are being poisoned, they have turned to the one man who cares about it enough and is willing to do anything about it.
    • The 1st annual issue reveals why Wonder Woman was so brutal and cruel before even other Regime members turned like that after Metropolis: Back in World War II, she fell in love with American spy Steve Trevor who crashed into Paradise Island and convinced her to help intervene in the conflict. She became a famous superhero because of him and the two worked together... Until it was revealed that he was a Nazi spy all along and he was trying to get his hands on the Lasso of Hestia.
  • Gaia's Vengeance: Ra's al Ghul plans to save the Earth by killing large swaths of the population without harming the environment. He also makes a point to kill several wealthy businessmen for feeding industry and killing the planet in the process. Likewise, this is the same motivation for his underlings Animal Man, Vixen and Poison Ivy that are willingly serving him, unlike the Suicide Squad. Solovar and Aqualad are also in league with him too.
  • Godzilla Threshold:
    • When General Zod murders Tim Drake in cold blood, Batman suits up and uses a Kryptonite-laced version of Scarecroe's fear gas on him - the same substance the Joker used to drive Superman mad. Batman notes that he would have never used it on Clark, not even after all the things he had done because of the trauma that he went through. But Zod just killed one of his sons, and as such, he declares he will show no mercy.
    • When Delhi is laid to waste by AMAZO, Batman has no problem receiving help from Barry (who is forbidden from using his powers as he is conditional), as well as Wonder Woman and Black Adam (both of whom are former Regime fugitives).
  • Gone Horribly Right:
    • Harley admits she never truly thought the Joker's plan to trick Superman into nuking Metropolis would actually work. She thought that, like always, Superman would find a way to win and truly horrified he didn't.
    • Damian exhumes Alfred's body to resurrect him using the Lazarus Pit, claiming he wants to make things right for all the mistakes he made. He does bring him back to life yes, but unfortunately, his mind is no longer there. Subverted, when he eventually regain control of his faculties and is back to his old self.
  • Gorn: The exploding heads of the Suicide Squad leave Calendar Man splotched with blood, and a lot of headless corpses with spine-bone tipping out on the floor. Calendar Man was supposed to have died as well, but got spared by a computer glitch if we can believe "Batman".
  • Gory Discretion Shot: Ra's al Ghul's death at Grodd's hands. He is forced to kneel before him and then he crushes his head like a grape.
  • Greater-Scope Villain Two here:
    • The prequel comics revealed that Brainiac is this for the League of Assassins, since it's revealed that Coluan technology was used to create AMAZO in their plan to destroy humanity. He's also the mastermind behind the Red Lantern attack on Oa. The comic also shows how he and Grodd met and forged an alliance, as seen in the game.
    • As in the games, the Joker's posthumous legacy of causing Superman's Face–Heel Turn still reverberates in the minds of many even after the High Councilor was defeated. Harley even admits she never truly thought his plan to trick the Man of Steel into nuking Metropolis would actually work.
  • Hannibal Lecture:
    • The fake Batman gives one to Connor.
    "Batman": I was like you once. An angry kid who thought he was indestructible. But I learned just how fragile we all are. I learned it too late. I'll give you a lesson now, for free.
    • Damian also gives one to Bruce when confronting him in Issue #22, stating that he needs his loved ones dying all around him so he can feel justified in brutalizing criminals. Bruce replies with a blow to the face and twisting Damian's arm.
  • Hauled Before a Senate Subcommittee: Happens to Bruce in Issue #28 when he is questioned in a Senate hearing after the assassination of President Dalkin by Aqualad. They suspect that Batman arranged the President's death and putting Black Lightning in the Oval Office, since he would have been a more superhero-friendly President, which is an insinuation that Bruce doesn't like hearing.
  • Hate Sink: Posthumously, the Injustice-verse Joker becomes the primary and In-Universe target for audience scorn, due to his sickening legacy of causing Superman's Face–Heel Turn in the previous game. Even Harley has come to despise him for this reason.
  • Heel–Face Door-Slam: Animal Man turns on Ra's after deciding his genocide went too far, and gets shot in the head by Deadshot.
  • Hero Secret Service: Harley's Horde featured in the interquel comic Injustice: Ground Zero was her own gang of sidekicks that assisted her during the events of the first game. They disbanded after the Regime's downfall and reassamble again during the Annual Issue (which takes place just before the start of the comic) to protect her against the Suicide Squad's C-list members Magpie, Mr. Polka-Dot, Clock King and Killer Moth. In the end, they are all killed by Deadshot.
  • He Who Fights Monsters: During WWII, Diana executed Steve Trevor for being a Nazi spy and fighting for a side that "oppresses people that can't defend themselves". She would eventually fit the latter half of that description when she became a key enforcer of the Regime.
  • Hope Spot:
    • In Issue 23, Alfred has been restored to his old self after being bathed in the Lazarus Pit, and actually manages to get Batman and Ra's Al Ghul to stop their fighting and settle their differences peacefully. But just when it looks like things will work out, Blue Beetle crashes through the sanctuary with the falling glass killing one of the endangered animals that were preserved there, a pregnant Thylacine, which ends up enraging Vixen and provoking a fight between the two factions once again.
    • An even more tragic example happens when Tim Drake gets reunited with Batman after been freed from the Phantom Zone... Only for General Zod to kill him with a heat vision beam from behind.
  • I Did What I Had to Do: Superman's excuse for his actions in the first series.
  • I Have Your Wife: Even though Harley has a bomb implanted on her head is not considered enough to ensure her loyalty, Ra's Al Ghul kidnaps and holds her daughter Lucy hostage. She doesn't like this one bit. He also has some of the Justice League's children kidnapped and a resurrected Alfred too as a bargaining chip to prevent Batman and his allies to intervene in his plans. He also forced Ivo to construct AMAZO for him by keeping his family hostage, and unlike the above examples, he sends pieces of them to ensure his loyalty. Jason Todd reveals to him that his family was dead all along.
  • Important Haircut: Kara cuts her hair in Issue #41 to become Supergirl.
  • Interim Villain: Between Superman's imprisonment and Brainiac's invasion, Ra's Al Ghul and the League of Assassins fills this role in the comic.
  • Internal Reveal: Damian learns of Kara's existence in Issue #25.
  • Ironic Echo: The fake Batman tells Batman that he's "too weak to do what needs to be done". Kalibak said the same thing to Superman way back in the first series.
  • I See Dead People: Hal Jordan begins hallucinating with Guy Gardner still being alive, being consumed with the guilt of having murdered him in the original comic.
  • Karma Houdini: Aqualad gets away with carrying out an terrorist attack that killed President Dalkin and several civilians in Washington. It's said that Aquaman and Ra's al Ghul are granting him asylum and when the government demands that he is handed over, they refuse. Its unknown what happened to him after Grodd's coup nor is it addressed in the game itself.
  • Kick the Dog:
    • After killing Waller and Flagg, "Batman" forcibly recruits the Suicide Squad to his cause, but decides to get rid of all its useless members such as Clock King, Magpie, Killer Moth and Polka-Dot Man.
    • In Issue 37, General Zod brutally and cruelly murders Tim Drake/Red Robin after he just had an heartwarming reunion with Batman.
  • Kill All Humans: Ra's and his cohorts' plan to save the environment. Their draw card AMAZO is a robot programmed specifically to kill humans in a very fast period of time, but leave the environment and any animals unharmed.
  • Mercy Kill: Animal Man was forced to do this to the last West African Rhino, after it had been shot by poachers who hacked off its horn, and was in a lot of pain.
  • Misplaced Retribution: Pa and Ma Kent were victims of this as its revealed that after Superman was overthrown, a mob burned down their farm for the crime of finding and raising an alien child that turned into a dictator, despite having done anything to influence him.
  • Monumental Damage: Delhi, capital of India, is attacked by AMAZO in Issue #44.
  • My God, What Have I Done?: Blue Beetle acts appropriately mortified due to having killed El Diablo and extinguished several animal species by accident.
  • Mythology Gag:
    • From issue #3:
      Harley: Who are you?
      "Batman": I'm Batman.
    • In issue #12, Black Adam tells Kara that she must stay hidden while developing and mastering her abilities just like she did at the beginning of The Silver Age of Comic Books.
    • Wonder Woman's aunt Antiope is shown to be Themyscira's general just like in Wonder Woman (2017) instead of a Bana-Migdal Amazon in the comics. She also vaguely resembles her live-action actress Robin Wright.
    • In Issue #33, Poison Ivy kisses a sleeping Harley on the cheek before leaving her. When Harley wakes up, her room is covered in greenery. A similar scene occured in Issue #2 of Harley's solo New 52 series.
    • The annual issue detailing Wonder Woman's backstory is pretty close to her live action movie, with the setting updated to World War II.
    • Starfire wears the same Cool Crown she wore in the Injustice Year Three Annual.
    • The fear gas induced hallucination of Batman that General Zod experiences resembles the Nightmare Batman seen in the 100% complete ending of Batman: Arkham Knight.
    • Zod's death in Issue #39 is an even more gruesome version of his death in Man of Steel where not only he gets neck snapped by AMAZO, but his head is ripped off too.
    • Supergirl throwing AMAZO into the moon is reminiscent of Zod doing the same thing during his Super Move in the first Injustice game.
  • Neck Lift: Grodd does this to Ra's in Issue #33, angry about all the endangered species who were lost under his care because he antagonised Batman.
  • Never My Fault: Shortly after gunning down Ace, Athanasia quickly proceeds to blame Batman for her own deeds, saying that others keep dying because of him.
  • Nice Job Breaking It, Hero!:
    • Blue Beetle does this twice in a single chapter in Issue #23. First when he interrupts an attempt of compromise between Ra's and Batman by smashing through their hideout and accidentally killing one of the extinct animals that Ra's was keeping, causing a fight to break out between the two groups when it could have been settled peacefully. And then when causes El Diablo to explode, killing all the other extinguished species in the compound. Batman is absolutely furious with him afterwards and tells him to never use his powers again.
    • Batman is called out for many mistakes he makes resulting in tragic consequences like the incident above and placing Aqualad (who is actually a Ra's al Ghul's mole) in charge of protecting President Dalkin, which resulted in his assassination and the deaths of several people, despite not telling the Secret Service nor letting the Senate know of his mission to Ra's hideout.
  • Nice Job Fixing It, Villain!: Ra's al Ghul has a knack for this:
    • Had Ra's not had killed Ted Kord and kidnapped the children of Batman's friends, then he wouldn't have attracted the heroes to his doorstep, specially Blue Beetle (who joined the group to avenge Ted) and ended up causing Ra's' animal reserve to be torched to the ground, killing the very last members of many now-extinct species.
    • When he commissions AMAZO to be his weapon of mass destruction, he is designed to Kill All Humans, but spare any animals. When he actually deploys the robot in a innocent city, among the victims, a family that owned a kitten named Dex-Starr. The end result? A Red Ring is attracted to him and he becomes a Red Lantern, now consumed with hatred of the one that murdered his family.
  • Not-So-Well-Intentioned Extremist: Just as Black Adam said in his own ending in the game, Ra's al Ghul thought that Regime!Superman was too soft and this comic shows he is even more unscrupulous and extreme than him, since he plans planet-wide extinction of mankind and while he claims he wouldn't like hurting children while threatening the heroes' kids, he shows absolutely no remorse in the mass murder of innocents caused by his schemes.
  • Oh, Crap!: Issue #4 ends with everyone terrified when the prison holding Superman suffers a blackout and he is ready to break the glass holding him.
  • OOC Is Serious Business:
  • Out-of-Character Alert: The fake Batman gives off several before its confirmed he is not the real Bruce Wayne. For starters, his mask sports glowing red eyes which are a dead-give way, he pulls out two automatic rifles to murder Amanda Waller and Rick Flagg, shouts profanities while annoyed and forcibly recruits the Suicide Squad to his cause but not before executing any spares he thinks are useless. Harley is savvy enough to question his identity.
  • Person of Mass Destruction: AMAZO is capable of reducing a population of 3000 people down to zero in just a few moments illustrated by a couple of panels.
  • Perspective Flip: In issue #12, Black Adam gives his view of the events of Injustice, depicting Superman's rise to Regime leader as a resolution to turn tragedy into making the world a better place, and Batman as a hothead traitor who turned his back on his old friend; Batman's costume in his story looks demonic as well. In one panel, Bats sports a Psychotic Smirk the Joker would be jealous of. The mainstream DC Universe heroes are depicted as Justice Lord expies, with a red-eyed Main!Superman scowling down at a helpless, defeated Regime!Superman.
    Black Adam: Batman is a sadist. I believe Batman and his allies will destroy [Superman] before allowing his freedom.
  • Poor Communication Kills: Doctor Fate shows up to retrieve Black Canary in Issue #2. However, the way he words it basically makes it seems like he's coming to kill her, leading to both her and Green Arrow fighting against him. He only explains after they shoot him with a magic arrow, which makes Green Arrow promptly point out he should have clarified.
  • Posthumous Character: Superman confirms that Jason Todd existed in this universe, while a splash panel confirms he died at the Joker's hands in much the same way as the comics. Subverted, when its revealed that Jason is alive and has been disguised as a Batman impersonator all along.
  • Precision F-Strike: Done by the character you'd least expect to do it, Batman:
    Batman: You should be afraid of me. Because I am going to f*** you up.
  • Pretender Diss: "Take off that cowl. It doesn't belong to you."
  • President Superhero: Black Lightning is sworn as the new President of the United States after his predecessor and all other high-ranking officers are assassinated by Aqualad.
  • Promoted to Love Interest: Killer Croc and Orca, of all people are romantically involved, with the latter even being pregnant with the former.
  • Properly Paranoid: Batman gets chewed out and punched by Green Arrow for injecting a tracker on his son Connor in a earlier issue, before he was kidnapped and without letting him or Dinah know. However, because of this, they were capable of locating the Big Bad's hideout and stop his plans.
  • Put on a Bus:
    • Superboy and Wonder Girl are displaced into the distant future and join the Legion of Super-Heroes, which explains their absence from the video game.
    • In the final issue, this is the ultimate fate of Alfred Pennyworth, who leaves Bruce so he wouldn't become a burden to him because of his post-Lazarus Pit state.
  • Pyrrhic Villainy: Ra's al Ghul partially succeeds in his plan when he kills corporate executives polluting the country as well as the US President for his anti-environmental policies. However, his capture of the superhero's children ends up leading to all endangered animals in his sanctuary being killed during a scuffle between the League of Assassins and Batman's allies, causing their final extinction. He makes sure to tell Batman that his own victory was small compared to the price he paid.
    • Pyrrhic Victory: Batman's team have no more success; they manage to rescue the children kidnapped by Ra's, and save Harley Quinn (who was forcibly conscripted to the Suicide Squad) and Alfred (who has been recently resurrected). However, Wildcat is mortally injured, several innocent animals, the last of their species, are accidentally killed by Blue Beetle and their absence allowed Aqualad (believed to be a member of their team, but secretly The Mole to Ra's) to assassinate the President of the United States and countless civilians by drowning Washington D.C in a tsunami. Their victory is just as hollow, since both the US government and Green Arrow blame Batman for his failure, and one senator complains that Superman may have been a tyrant but was at least effective at saving the world.
  • "The Reason You Suck" Speech:
    • An US senator delivers one to Bruce Wayne in Issue #28:
    • Green Arrow does the same to him on Issue #35, not only being upset that Batman used his son Connor as a bait, but their mission also led to an almost complete disaster as several animal species were extinguished during their fight and their absence led to Aqualad carrying out a successful assassination on the US President, capping it off by saying that his presence would only tarnish the Justice League's name.
    • Soranik Natu delivers a scathing one towards Hal in Issue #53, calling him out for becoming a Yellow Lantern and helping Superman murder Mogo and Ganthet.
  • Redeeming Replacement: Aqualad is filling the void left by Aquaman after he joined the Regime and retreated back to Atlantis in shame. Subverted in Issue #24, when its revealed that Aqualad is working with the League of Assassins and murders the President of the United States and several innocents during his inauguration. A more straight example is Nubia as Wonder Woman, and now that Superboy has returned from the Phantom Zone and is fully healed, he is one to Superman.
  • Redemption Equals Death: Sinestro bites it in Issue #64 when trying to remove the Starro his daughters face before being impaled by the powers of her Ring.
  • Reluctant Mad Scientist: Professor Ivo is creating Amazo as a weapon for the League of Assassins and its allies or else they will hurt his loved ones. He finds out that he had been duped and they already killed his family.
  • Renegade Splinter Faction: A number of Amazons led by Antiope and Phillipus are still loyal to the Regime and flee from Paradise Island while freeing Wonder Woman in the process.
  • Retcon:
    • In Harley's Arcade ending in the video game, Harley heavily implies that Lucy still doesn't know she's her mother, and voices a desire to tell her some day. In Issue #7, Lucy finds out through Ra's al Ghul.
    • Conner uses the Canary Cry on 'Batman' in Issue #20, despite Black Canary's ending in the game showing him using that power for the first time against Brainiac's Betas.
    • Galaxor, a Australian superhero and the very first innocent victim of the Regime from the original Injustice comic was said by Iris West to have committed suicide in Year 3. Come Injustice 2 and its revealed that he is still alive, albeit crippled and emotionally broken.
    • Red Hood mentions the Bat-Hound in the game, yet here Athanasia murders Ace long before he could become the Bat-Hound.
  • Running Gag: Several characters comment about Green Arrow's presence, since his Injustice self died in Year 1 and this one is his Alternate Self.
  • Self-Serving Memory: It seems the US government have this attitude towards Batman's confrontation with the now-deceased president in the previous prequel comic. One uses it to imply that Batman wanted the president dead, and when Batman tries to explain he confronted him to call him out for trying to pull an I Have Your Wife on Superman using his adoptive parents, which is valid, another senator can only retort that said president is not around to defend himself.
  • Shoot the Dog: Subverted in Issue #40 where Batman shuts down Wildcat's life support, seemingly killing him. Well, he did took one of Wildcat's nine lives trapped in life support, allowing him to be revived immediately afterwards.
  • Shout-Out:
  • Speak of the Devil: Grodd falls prey to this.
    Ra's al Ghul: Your king.... hrrk... Your king and I have an agreement... Grodd.
    Gorilla Grodd: Solovar isn't here.
    King Solovar: [arriving onto the scene] Yes, he is.
  • Spit Take: Deadshot's reaction to Orca telling Killer Croc that she's pregnant.
  • Starcrossed Lovers: Harley and Poison Ivy in this continuity are outright in a romantic relationship and genuinely love each other. Unfortunately, Poison Ivy agrees with Ra's al Ghul's that mankind needs to be stopped from destroying the world, while Harley is Batman's ally and devoted to stop him. And readers just know that things will not work out by the time the game starts.
  • Stealth Hi/Bye:
    • Invoked when Oliver asks Batman if he can do "that thing where people turn around and you just disappear" when Dinah proposes to him. Bats complies and Oliver is still amazed he can do it.
    • In Issue 25, Damian pulls this on Kara, who is startled by his sudden appearance. He says its something he got from his family.
  • Steel Ear Drums: Averted, as Harley can't hear Amanda Waller after she uses an explosive device to enter the Quiver.
  • Surprisingly Realistic Outcome:
    • Harley Quinn was surprisingly Easily Forgiven by Batman for her actions in the first prequel comic, but the US government haven't forgiven her at all, and send soldiers to apprehend her. Living a life of crime and having been party to the nuking of an entire city is not the sort of thing you can just walk away from, no matter how sincere your reformation. For that matter, the relatives of her direct victims won't forgive her either, such as Pa and Ma Kent for the murders of their daughter-in-law and unborn grandchild which drove their adopted son to evil.
    • Batman admits to Ted Kord that bringing Superman down didn't make all the world's problems go away, and that some people still support him despite everything he's done and want him to return. This extends to the Amazons, a faction of whom still support Diana and have merely lain in wait for someone like Kara to come along. The Regime may have fallen, but it wasn't pure evil and Batman's continued Failure Hero routine isn't giving its remaining supporters much reason to change their opinions.
    • Without Alfred, Bruce's workplace has become a mess and he himself isn't looking so good. Having lived most of his life with a butler who cleaned up after him and forced him to take care of himself has left him only just functioning without him.
    • Ted Kord ends up going down without much of a fight after the bad guys show up at his door. He's been retired from superheroics for a long time, his costume doesn't fit and he doesn't even have most of his assets on hand. He gets a solid punch in on Deadshot, but one katana to the wrist and it's over. Being a superhero is not like riding a bike.
    • Bringing along a Kid Hero with some truly destructive potential but not yet experienced for a very important mission to rescue your loved ones turns out to have catastrophic consequences, even when you assigned him to stay on guard. When Blue Beetle tries to help his teammates after they were trapped inside Ra's compound, he blasts his way through when the two groups are about to resolve their issues without anymore fighting and his actions escalate to a explosion inside the animal reserve, killing countless endangered species, and making said endangered species officially extinct.
    • As Wildcat found out the hard way, being a Badass Normal doesn't make you immune to firearms and bullets. Bring nothing but your fists against a guy with guns on his back, you're toast. And calling their wielder a Dirty Coward still won't do you jack.
    • Ever since his identity was revealed to the public, Batman can't intimidate anyone with his Death Glare, in-costume or out of it.
    • If you are related to a mass-murdering dictator, there is a great chance you will be subjected to mob scrutiny and violence, no matter if you were personally innocent of any wrong doing. Jonathan and Martha Kent were evicted from Smallville just because they found and raised the alien child that turned into Superman.
    • After Grodd questions Solovar's authority once too often, the king orders his soldiers to take Grodd to the cells. But instead, they hand Grodd a weapon. As Grodd contemptuously scoffs, he's their direct leader, and Solovar's contradictory hating humans while allowing humans to be protected guests in Gorilla City has left them no reason to remain loyal to him.
    • In Issue #54, Sinestro tries to pull Soranik's Green Lantern ring off her fingers. It results in her overpowering and knocking him out with a giant punch construct. Turns out trying to take off a GL ring is not as easy as it seems, specially when you are unarmed.
    • In Issue #70, Ra's al Ghul has a moment of compassion after Croc and Orca's wedding and deactivates the explosives on their bodies before wishing them farewell. However, Orca is less than impressed, chews him out for endangering her, her mate and unborn children by blowing up their heads if they step out of line or failed him just before Croc tears out his arm in retaliation. Having one Pet the Dog moment when you are an cruel and heartless individual will not let you get off the hook slightly.
  • Take That!: The President of the United States physically resembles Marvel producer Kevin Feige, and he is described in a very unflattering manner by Steel.
  • Taking You with Me: Harley attempts this with 'Batman' by putting him in a headlock when he threatens to detonate the bomb in her head. It doesn't work.
  • Teeth-Clenched Teamwork: Even though they are all working to Kill All Humans, Grodd loathes having to work with Ra's (a human himself).
  • Tempting Fate: In Issue #15, the Big Bad is certain that Batman and his allies won't try to stop him because he has several kids hostage and tells one of his subordinates that they don't know how to track their location. Cut to the next panel and Batman discovers they are in South America.
  • Threat Backfire: Athanasia points a gun at Grodd, who points out his psi powers can make her shoot herself.
  • This Is Unforgivable!: Martha Kent seems to be one of the few who still hasn't forgiven Harley for helping the Joker blow up Metropolis and kill Lois and her unborn child, if her refusal to let her into the Fortress of Solitude is any indication.
  • Tragic Keepsake: Batman saved the $5 that Damian reluctantly accepted during his Secret Test of Character, showing that no matter what has transpired since, Bruce will never forget that day.
  • Training from Hell: Subverted. Issue #8 looks back on Damian's training as Robin, which ostensibly is hard, with him completing it in under 11 hours. Bruce didn't make it a time trial, but lets Damian think it was. He also tells him to do his chores before bed. Alfred tells him to go to bed and he will do his chores for him, even though Bruce will see that. (He also tells him Bruce once took three days to complete the same task.)
  • Tranquil Fury: Batman is under this mode after Zod kills Tim Drake. He isn't crying or shouting like when Dick Grayson died... He is just stone cold and completely burning on the inside to make his killer pay. He dons a powered armor and proceeds to douse Zod in fear gas, just like the Joker did with Superman at the start of the series.
  • Unreliable Narrator: Black Adam in Issue #12 tells Kara how his cousin was loved by the people from Earth, was betrayed by his best friend Batman who with the help from alternate universe duplicates had imprisoned Superman and his beloved Wonder Woman. While Kara is horrified to know this, the reader knows better that is not how things went. To be fair, certain things Adam says are technically true such as Superman being adored by people of Earth (before his Start of Darkness that is), he conveniently leaves out the more unpleasant details and the most obvious lie was Wonder Woman being his love interest, given he is still morning Lois' death.
  • Villain Has a Point:
    • Superman points out how Batman saw the worst in him from the start and they could have worked together to achieve greatness instead of being at each other's throats, and that Batman is no more qualified to rule than he is because he's still traumatized by his past experiences with his parents' death and has no one who will speak against him. Leaving aside Superman's Never My Fault attitude by shifting the blame, Batman concedes that Superman is right privately to Harley that he still has hang-ups and instead decides to have a council working with the world governments.
    • Ra's Al Ghul intends to do more or less what the Regime wanted, but focusing more on saving the environment rather than repress crime and chaos. That said, he reminds Harley Quinn that she assisted the Joker in the destruction of Metropolis and is therefore partially responsible for the events of the setting taking place, which is entirely accurate. The subtext of the USA in real life as well as this comic having a very environmentally-unfriendly president lends further credence to his motives as well.
    • Gorilla Grodd is skeptical of using AMAZO, pointing out that without a mind to manipulate his allies could lose control of it. When Ra's claims it will obey its programming, Grodd retorts that Ra's' last attempt to maintain control ended poorly and brought the wrath of Batman upon him.
  • Wham Shot!: The end of most of the issues have had one.
    • Issue #1: Harley has been forcibly conscripted by Amanda Waller into the Suicide Squad.
    • Issue #2: An ominously red-eyed "Batman" shooting Amanda Waller and Rick Flag in the head.
    • Issue #3: Bruce Wayne confronts the false Batman that captured the Suicide Squad, but gets beaten up by him.
    • Issue #4: The prison holding Superman has been sabotaged, allowing him to put a hole in his cell to escape.
    • Issue #5: The Atom is inside Superman's brain, armed with a Kryponite dagger, prepared to do damage if he doesn't stop escaping.
    • Issue #6: Damian Wayne is extracted from prison and his mother Talia al Ghul reveals he has a sister named Athanasia.
    • Issue #8: Batman decides to protect Connor by injecting him with a special serum without telling his parents.
    • Issue #9: Ted Kord, former Blue Beetle, is down one hand and captured by Ra's al Ghul's forces.
    • Issue #13:
      • The Suicide Squad is about to attack Dinah and Oliver's wedding.
      • Damian, Athanasia, and "Batman" exhuming Alfred's body, presumably to take him to the Lazarus Pit.
    • Issue #14: Damian dips himself and Alfred into the Lazarus Pit.
    • Issue #15: Batgirl reveals the only person capable of saving Ra's hostages: Plastic Man.
    • Issue #19: 'Batman' catches Harley and the kids attempting to escape, and is prepared to detonate the bomb in Harley's head.
    • Issue #20: 'Batman' is about to kill Wildcat, only for Conner to knock him out using the Canary Cry.
    • Issue #22: Alfred has fully recovered and stops Batman from attacking Damian by hugging him.
    • Issue #23: Blue Beetle causes El Diablo to explode inside Ra's compound, destroying all preserved species inside his sanctuary, causing their final, permanent extinction.
    • Issue #24: Aqualad summoning a tidal wave upon the Presidential inauguration that kills several people, the President included; also, Professor Ivo is building Amazo for Ra's, Solovar and Grodd.
    • Issue #25: Black Adam threatening Damian gives Kara the impetus needed to fly for the first time.
    • Issue #26: Black Adam tells Kara and Damian that they're going to free Wonder Woman.
    • Issue #28: Batman reveals Brother Eye to Catwoman.
    • Issue #29: Nubia is revealed to be the newest Wonder Woman.
    • Issue #30: All the Amazons are going after Antiope's Renegade Splinter Faction.
    • Issue #33: Amazo is activated by Ra's and starts his mass-murdering rampage.
    • Issue #34: A Red Ring is drawn to a kitten revealed to be Dex-Starr, whose owners were killed by AMAZO.
    • Issue #35: Batman's team manages to open the Fortress of Solitude, only to be greeted by an army of Eradicators.
    • Issue #36: Plastic Man enters the Phantom Zone.
    • Issue #37: Tim Drake is suddenly killed by General Zod, who has just escaped the Phantom Zone.
    • Issue #38: Batman intoxicates General Zod with Kryptonite-laced fear gas.
    • Issue #39: Batman turns Ted Grant's life support off, apparently killing him.
    • Issue #40: Superboy's heart surgery is a success.
    • Issue #41: Kara dons the mantle of Supergirl.
    • Issue #42: Grodd and his soldiers rebel against Solovar's rule and Solovar kills Grodd's soldiers with his Psychic Powers.
    • Issue #44: Superboy dons Clark's old costume as he departs to help fight against AMAZO.
    • Issue #45: Wonder Woman appears to aid Batman and Superboy in the fight against AMAZO.
    • Issue #46: Inside AMAZO, the Atom spots a distinctive logo; also, the fake Batman takes off his mask, revealing himself to be Jason Todd.
    • Issue #47: Kara grabs AMAZO and smashes him on the moon.
    • Issue #49: Animal Man is shot in the head, and Posion Ivy restrains Damian, forcing Jason and Vixen to leave without him.
    • Issue #50: Athanasia goes to Wayne Manor, shoots Selina and confronts Alfred.
    • Issue #51: Athanasia fires her gun, the next issue reveals she killed Ace.
    • Issue #53: Tomar-Re is killed by Dex-Starr.
    • Issue #54: Dex-Starr regroups with Atrocitus and the rest of the Red Lantern Corps.
    • Issue #55: Hal becomes a Red Lantern.
    • Issue #56: Atrocitus inducts Starro the Conqueror into the Red Lantern Corps.
  • What Happened to the Mouse?: A holdover from the first Injustice comic, Batwoman's fate remains unconfirmed.
  • What You Are in the Dark: The entire point of Bruce's test of Damian in issue #8. Bruce let Damian think it was a time trial to get from one point in Gotham City to the Batcave. It was actually to see what he would do when left to his own devices. He passed the test by going out of his way to help people, even though he finally returned after almost 11 hours instead of 3.
  • The Worf Effect: AMAZO shows how hopelessly outgunned Batman and his task force are when he casually tears off General Zod's head, showing that even a Kryptonian might not be able to stand up against him.
  • Would Hurt a Child: Ra's al-Ghul kidnaps several children to force their parents not to interfere in his plans. He claims he takes no pleasure in harming them, but he will if he thinks it's necessary. He also shows no hesitation in using his killer robot, AMAZO, to commit mass murder, with children being among his many victims.
  • You Are Better Than You Think You Are!: Damian thinks he's become nothing but a soldier following orders of his madman of a grandfather. Kara disagrees.
    Damian: Kara. I'm... not a good person.
    Kara: Nonsense.
    Damian: You don't know me. You don't know—
    Kara: Your grandfather wants to kill millions. Your father is the Batman— evil incarnate as I understand it. Your mother?
    Damian: She's an assassin.
    Kara: Of course she is. Damian. Your family sounds like pure evil. But I've known you for less than a day, and in that time I've already seen you willing to sacrifice your life for a stranger. You don't have to go back to them.
  • Your Days Are Numbered: When Skeets leaves as Batman visits Ted Kord, it notes that this is the beginning of the end for Ted. Ted doesn't quite catch on til Booster appears to warn him of his fate.
  • Your Head Asplode: At the start of the series, the false Batman hijacks Task Force X's control tablet and uses it to explode Clock King, Magpie, Polka Dot Man and Killer Moth.
  • You Never Asked: In the second Annual, Wonder Woman is rocked when, in the 1940s, Steve Trevor steals an Amazon artifact, killing an Amazon to do so. Diana uses her lasso but her mother says it won't do any good as Steve has shown he can lie through it. Steve fires back that "I never lied. I answered all your questions. You just didn't ask the right ones." Specifically, she never thought to ask if Steve just happened to be a German spy which he now confesses to, leading Diana to execute him.


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