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     The Comic 
  • This is the two ton, pink and purple polka dotted cybernetic elephant in the room: With the life Superman has lived, the access he has to science, magic and faith, witnessing cosmic horrors after cosmic horrors defeated time after by good people doing great acts in the majesty of the human, not Kryptonian, but human spirit… How could he just give up and accept the death of his love and his unborn child? How could Superman just give up?
    • In a similar vein, why does everyone act as though Gordon's cancer is incurable when both sides have access to a whole host of magic users?
    • Not only are there means which Superman could use to bring Lois and possibly the baby back to life, Superman has to know like what, 20 different ways to time travel? Why not just go back in time and stop his past self from ever killing Lois and destroying Metropolis in the first place?
      • In the comics, around Year 5 I think, Batman suggests Barry go back in time to stop Metropolis from being destroyed, and says he's the only one who can do it (everyone else who could must have never existed in the Injustice!Verse or be dead by that point), but Barry responds that it could make things even worse.
    • Superman doesn't just give up on everything. The comics do a better job of showing this than the games, but while he abandoned his no-killing rule- which many would say was completely justified- he doesn't just become Ultraman or even a Knight Templar at first; he just decides to use his powers to end wars and starts rehabilitating villains. It takes five years of Wonder Woman (who the comics also make clear was different from the canon counterpart from the start) playing Lady Macbeth to him and Batman provoking him via his schemes for him to fully institute the regime, then become a mass-murderer.
  • What was Grundy doing in Arkham in the tie-in comics? He's undead, not insane.
    • Arkham is an asylum, but it's also generally considered the only place equipped to hold some of Batman's weirder villains. Mr. Freeze isn't insane either, but he's at Arkham because they have the facilities for him.
  • Tiny nitpick: Why does Alfred refer to Black Canary as "Mrs. Lance" instead of "Mrs. Queen"?
    • She may not have changed her name after getting married. Do other characters call her Queen instead of Lance?
  • How is Black Adam in the game in the first place? A year comic clearly shows that he was killed.
    • It actually doesn't. They forced him to say the magic word which turns him into an old man, which risked killing him but he didn't actually die.
  • From the comics, issue 13 of Year 4 features Shazam fighting Hercules, with Shazam making the declaration that Hercules doesn't deserve his (Shazam's) "H". The fight then ends with Hercules yielding, right before Superman kills him. The thing is, this makes little to no sense. Shazam's strength comes directly from Hercules and the rest of his powers come from various other Gods, some of which, like Hercules and Atlas, are present at the battlefield while this is going on. Atlas I could perhaps let slide due to being busy fighting other people, but why doesn't Hercules simply strip Shazam of the strength he lends him? What's more, it really doesn't make any sense for Shazam to physically be any stronger than Hercules when his strength again comes from Hercules. It's made worse because it's through strength that Shazam defeats Hercules. Were it some other powers that Hercules didn't have, such as speed or lightning, that would be one thing, but it isn't. It also seems like Shazam's strength should have then disappeared as soon as Hercules was killed.
    • His powers don't come from the Gods of SHAZAM. They come from the Wizard, whose magic presumably grants him the power even if Hercules dies. Also, the abilities Shazam derives from Zeus, Atlas, or Achilles could all help him in a physical confrontation.
      • No, they definitely come from the specific Gods that he is calling upon. The most recent interpretation of the character in the New 52 highlighted this when he got completely new powers from a new set of Gods. And as I pointed out there were other Gods present that give Shazam his powers who, along with Hercules, could have just easily stripped them from him.
    • How it works varies from writer to writer. The simplest explanation used in some versions is that what the Wizard does is magically copy the powers of the gods and heroes that make up the word Shazam, but either requires the permission or assistance of the deity/hero in question to do so. Shazam then gives said powers to Billy directly, so that the power comes from the Wizard and not the gods. That would explain how Hercules can be killed and Billy is still as strong as ever. It wouldn't explain how Zeus can simply de-power Billy, or why if Billy is as strong as Hercules, who could beat up Superman and Wonder Woman, that Superman could casually kill Billy later.
  • In Year 5, Issue 14 we see Damian go to visit Alfred, in what appears to be Wayne Manor, as they both walk past through the Bat Cave. Why is Alfred staying there and why is Bruce allowing him to stay there? As we see in the next issue, Alfred is in regular contact with Bruce and even sends him food (cookies no less). Aren't either of them worried about Superman kidnapping and torturing Alfred? Even if Alfred doesn't know where Bruce is exactly, he could still kidnap and threaten to kill him to draw Bruce out. It doesn't even seem to be a secret, as Damian tells Superman that he just had a conversation with Alfred.
    • The solicits for issues 21 and 22 hint that this will be addressed: "Meanwhile, Superman pays a visit to a man who once head-butted him." Right now the reason could just be that Superman knows Alfred would never betray Bruce, and that he would be willing to die to protect him. He realizes the attempt would be futile, so he doesn't even bother. By the time of those issues, however, Superman could be desperate enough that he'll try anything. We'll just have to wait and see.
  • In the game Raven is under demonic influence of Trigon and talks about her intention to bring him to Earth. Seems business as usual. But at the end of Year Three Trigon got sent into some dimension impossible to return from. So... what's the deal here? Is this dimension not-so-inescapable after all, and Trigon can actually return (which means Mr. Mxyzptlk can return as well... and Dr. Fate too)?
  • In Year 5 Issue 25, Superman... (I gag putting these words out) gets beaten rather pathetically by the Dark Knight. While it might provide fans with satisfaction, there is the obvious problem with the fact that he only had one pill, which was never enough to defeat him before. Even after Renee overdosed, she still couldn't beat him, and only ended up killing herself. Furthermore, we've seen Superman beat Darkseid and match Doomsday and suffer far less blood loss. What the hell is going on? Because clearly Superman was holding back, or his punches would have shattered the surrounding buildings. But why would he do that now? When he's so far gone that he'll vaporize 200 people just for shouting the Joker's name? Did the writers weaken him for this fight? Or did they just get real stupid and decide to make the fight less like a comic fight and more like a Mortal Kombat situation? I mean that's what this was. Superman used none of his powers other than Super Strength. He could speed-blitzed him, burned him, frozen him, dropped him from the sky and done so much more. Why did he do nothing? I swear it's like he let Batman win!
    • One pill has been enough to beat down Superman since they were introduced. Ma Kent could restrain him from his rage induced beat down of Green Arrow. Alfred put him down for the count at end of year one. And its occasionally pointed out that the badass normals just have to be better fighters to keep up with supers before the green pill were invented and thus kick ass even more when green pilled. Overdosed Montoya may be less effective than normal not more since she was dying from it and she's not a skilled fighter as Batman anyway. Bottom line: Bats was extremely pissed off and motivated to win that fight beyond all reason.
  • Injustice!Batman believes in though shall not kill beyond all reason. Why then does he hire Deathstroke The Terminator for a mission in Year 5 and not even attempt to restrain him from murdering tons of mooks and Metamorpho on the mission? (Plus why being hired when the game states he's not worked for the insurgency before at all.)
    • We see Insurgent soldiers in the games carrying firearms, so Batman clearly doesn't believe killing can never be justified. You could argue that he only thinks it's justified for people who aren't skilled enough to reliably defeat enemies non-lethally, but Deathstroke's a problem with that theory. Maybe he thinks the willingness to break an oath one has made is more important than the actual lives.

     The Game 
  • Ares is helping the heroes because the Regime is apparently so peaceful that there is no war. OK, fine. Except he doesn't seem to be paying attention. Regime!Superman has gone crazy, plans to burn Gotham to the ground and then declare war on the other universe. Plus, Alt!Raven just admitted that she was preparing for the return of Trigon. Ignoring the current conflict, a three-way-fight is brewing between the remaining heroes of the main universe, a crazy Superman and his army who are willing to destroy their own people for perceived slights, and an obscenely powerful demon lord. Sounds like a pretty good war to me. Ares seems kind of stupid.
    • Ares is a "big picture" kind of guy. All this conflict might fuel his magic in the short term, but Superman will bring down an ultimatum that will make it impossible for war to continue. On it's own, the Regime will eliminate war eventually. Without Ares' help, the original universe heroes will also be wiped out, so no lasting conflict there. Trigon is a one-time-deal as well, and presents only a single battle which evil Superman will probably win. Ares wants what the mainstream DC universe has—a ridiculous level of Status Quo Is God that ensures that no lasting peace will ever ensue. For that to happen, the unified front of the Regime needs to go.
      • He even outright says to Wonder Woman that the current situation is only of short term benefit to him.
      • His story ending explains this as well.
  • During the final battle, Alt!Black Adam throws cars at Superman. These cars are clearly moving, so they have drivers. Superman is casually blowing up these cars with his heat vision. Superman—the good Superman—is murdering these people without a second thought.
    • Super Dickery.
      • That doesn't seem the best trope to use in a story that hinges on Superman's morality so much.
    • How about Plot Hole? Or simply that the cars have no drivers but they just appear to be moving.
    • If you want to stretch, one might suppose that the civilians escape out of the car or Black Adam shakes them out, which would be hard to see because Black Adam and the cars are so far away and hence not rendered at all due to the Law of Conservation of Detail. Often times, Black Adam is enough of an Anti-Villain to avoid killing innocent civilians, so it wouldn't be out of character for him to do so.
    • I think the developers were shit out of ideas for quicktime minigames at that point.
    • It's pretty obvious it was just a developers oversight and they didn't actually intend to have Superman killing innocent civilians.
    • A wizard teleported them out.
    • They're automated cars like in Dead Space 3 (which would also explain why none of the cars react to the fact that Gotham is being razed to the ground by Regime forces).
    • Flash used his super speed to get them out of the cars as Black Adam threw them at Superman. You can't see him do it, because he's too fast & Superman's not looking for him anyway. ...That's what I'm going with, anyway.
    • If it makes one feel better, one can always pretend that the people dying in the cars were actually evil people. For example, one was an arsonist, one a murderer, a jaywalker, etc.
      • Did you miss the entire opening of the game?
    • One WMG suggests that you're supposed to lose that game, showing you'd accept the hits to your health in order to protect the innocent.
      • That one makes sense. Regardless of what the health bar shows, Superman wouldn't actually be hurt much by having cars thrown at him, so he probably just took the hits. You could say the health drop represents losing focus on the fight. Also, this answer makes me feel better about having messed that one up because I stopped to eat a burrito.
      • Except that if you fail to make the button presses, then the cars, with the drivers we're so concerned about presumably still in them (because if they're not, then this question is pointless), just hit him and explode. Whether you win or lose, those people are dead.
    • I don't think that after the first car, there would be ANYBODY stupid enough that would drive to where Black Adam, a villain for the EVIL regime, is fighting. So I guess he just atracts the cars using Telekinesis, the Power or Aton, or something.
  • Alt!Sinestro runs another planet. Doesn't he have better things to do then do Regime!Superman's bidding?
    • He said so himself that his home planet has a similar government to the one Regime!Supes ran. An alliance was 'logical'.
      • An alliance implies that they are equals. Sinestro seems perfectly content with being Superman's lackey. I'm reasonably certain he has better things to do then patrol Gotham.
      • I figure it thusly: Korugar and Sinestro's government are already well established and running relatively smoothly. This means that he can leave things in the hands of his subordinates for a while and spend his time aiding a potentially powerful ally in knocking down resistance and building up their control. No sense having an ally weakened by poor organisation and internal conflicts.
      • Alt!Superman probably won't stop at bringing "peace" to Earth. And being Superman probably means, and is shown in the last chapter of the game, that nothing short of another Superman can stop him. Sinestro's not a fool. Why not create an alliance with Superman, even if it means you answer to him. Sinestro keeps his rulership of his own planet and gains some influence on other worlds. It did seem rather odd at first that Sinestro would be involved at all, but it makes a lot of sense when you think about it on a galactic scale.
      • He has Alt!Hal Jordan as his lackey. He is probably having fun actively rubbing that in Green Lantern Corps's faces and thus is willing to stay around and do some Earth chores a bit just so he could abuse his old enemy.
      • Sinestro is a patient player. As the comic proves, he's the one pulling Superman's strings and not the other way around. Why do all the job when he can use Superman to do the work for him? Not only he gets to pull his old enemies to his side, he also feeds his power with the fear Superman's Regime generates. It's pretty clear that he intends to further manipulate Superman into bringing his order to more worlds.
  • According to Deathstroke, the Watchtower is the key to the Regime's power. Except it isn't. Or at least, the story never acts like it. Whenever we see the Regime working, they're operating out of the Fortress of Solitude, Stryker's or Ferris Aircraft. The latter of which has equipment that can detect space-time anomalies for some reason. Stuff that you would normally expect in the Watchtower. The Regime never seems to use the fact, they're not slowed down at all once the Watchtower is destroyed. So it just comes off as Deathstroke needlessly endangering their mission.
    • The Watchtower's teleporters greatly aided in the moving around the world. When it was gone it meant the Regime had to travel the old fashioned way, which gave Regime!Flash enough time to run to the Insurgency and warn them of what was happening.
  • In the main universe, Luthor gives Joker the nuke. This is clearly explained after Injustice-verse's nuke goes off. Except Insurgency!Luthor is a good guy. He wouldn't even have nuclear weapons. So, the question remains: where did Joker get the nuke from?
    • Likely hijacked it from somewhere. Same end, different means, suits his MO just as well.
    • Probably follows the comic, where he got it from the submarine Gunter(as named by Harley), and the rest follows from there.
  • Luthor's plan at the beginning. From the way he talks, he seems to be a Villain with Good Publicity in this version. So why does he openly attack the League and tell them of his plan? Why not just assemble the villains, set one of them up as a patsy leader (Bane, Ares, Sinestro and Black Adam...he's got options), and sip margaritas on a beach far away? Why risk himself like that?
    • Besting Superman and other meta-humans was too delicious a thing for his ego to pass up on, most likely. Once the nuke went off his attack on the Watchtower would have probably faded into the background.
    • Plus Catwoman's comment (the none of your damn business alarm) indicates that not all the villains were in on Luthor's plan to get the Joker to Nuke Metropolis. Attacking the watchtower personally gives him an excuse to not be there when the bomb goes off.
    • This could also depict the turning point where Luthor goes from Villain with Good Publicity into maniacal villain, such as if the League was able to out him as a bad guy hours before or something.
    • To be fair, he's done things like this in the comics even during his Villain with Good Publicity stage(s). Usually by engineering the situation so that after the fact the heroes have no proof (other than their word) that he was ever involved.
  • How can the Scarecrow appear in the Joker's Lair stage? He was the first person that the Joker killed in the Injustice universe, even before the start of the prequel comic. The Arkham Asylum stage makes sense to have him there, because that takes place in the Main universe, and Harley Quinn took over and turned it into the Joker's Lair as tribute to the Injustice Joker having been killed by Superman at the start of the game.

  • Ok, so before the events of both the comic and game, Regime Superman made a kryptonite weapon that only his five closest allies, together, could access, and it would be used in the event that Regime Superman went mad. Of course, when Regime Superman did go mad, three backed him up and two did not - and one of those got killed. And Supes' closest allies in the game are Batman, Wonder Woman, Aquaman, Hal Jordan, and ...Green Arrow? Wait a minute. Wouldn't it make more sense if the fifth one was Barry Allen - he was a founding JL member like the other four, and plus, Main Barry could've used a bigger role in the story.
    • It was Batman who made the weapon, as Regime Superman would have destroyed such a weapon if he knew about it and Regime Batman outright states it was a weapon of his own creation. From that perspective Green Arrow is the better choice because he's a regular human with a different viewpoint compared to the others, so he brings a fifth opinion to the table for this very important decision. Barry doesn't add as much (being a metahuman and a bit too jokey for Batman's tastes) and might not have it in him to kill someone even if the situation warranted it. As for main Barry getting a bigger role in the story, it wouldn't have worked thematically since it would have clashed with Regime Flash's Heel–Face Turn.
  • So which Raven is involved in the Classic Battle ending? Was it the main universe Raven, or the Regime Raven? The costume looks closer to main universe Raven, but we know she never entered the Regimeverse... And counting on that, she didn't look pleased as it's said 'it costed dearly for her', whereas Regime!Raven is more than willing to summon Trigon... Well?
    • It's main universe Raven, for the reasons mentioned above. Yes she never entered the Injustice Universe in the story but neither did main universe Lex Luthor and it's definately him in the Luthor Classic Battle ending. The Classic Battles have different continuity to the story.
  • Okay, so I wonder. I initially thought that since Scorpion was leaked as DLC, it would be, say, Jimmy Olsen who became Scorpion. But, the DLC trailer shows that the real MK Scorpion got dragged in the DC Universe as he was about to finish off Sub-Zero in front of Shao Kahn. Now, the question is: Who is too dumb enough to live (in the game, like Regime Superman or the Insurgency's Batman) to transfer Scorpion in a universe of superheroes?
    • It's possible that evil Superman had sent for him, but it went awry with Scorpion having a thing about serving someone else; the transgression of not having killed Sub-Zero withstanding.
      • I wonder if you noticed the purple smoke when he goes to the DC universe. I honestly think Raven summoned him there.
    • It's Trigon.
    • Makes sense. Trigon probably summoned him as he thought he was vile enough(in Trigon's eyes) to lead his demonic army, not unlike the scenario in Teen Titans. Except it probably would have ended the same way.
  • How does Scorpion manage to send himself and his opponent to the Netherrealm, while he's stuck in the DC universe? I'm sure his teleporting skills can only go so far.
    • Magic.
    • What, the DC Universe doesn't have it's own Hell dimension?
      • Multiple of them but it's probably the Netherealm. DC's various Hells would not likely welcome the intrusion.
  • Doomsday's arcade ending. I mean, I could buy that he eventually developed flight at some point after beating Superman, since he went against the rest of the metahumans. But the ending specifically mentions that he "absorbed" Superman's power, which as far as I know it is not how the character works. Also he apparently learned to use the Fortress' Kryptonian tech to terraform (Kryptform?) Earth into what he recalled as home.
    • It's not hard to accept that, if he actually DID "absorb" Supes' power, he might have taken his intelligence along with it. Remember that he was at best portrayed as a (sort of) mindless Hulk Speak character, so this begins to make sense.
      • Also, when Darkseid and Luthor aided in his regeneration after the Impirex event (Our Worlds at War, if I recall?) they gave him "absorption cells" that let him absorb the powers of nearby metas.
  • This is a serious Mind Rape for me when it comes to a Head Scratcher. In the story, after Slade rigs the Watchtower to blow up, Cyborg says that they have 90 minutes before it blows up. Ok, that's fine. However, there are facts that contradict this. When Batman's second chapter begins, Cyborg says they have 45 minutes. Fine. At the beginning of Lex Luthor's chapter however, the announcer states that Insurgency forces attacked 90 MINUTES AGO. That severely contradicts the 90 minute time limit if you consider the time it took for Slade to get the tech for Lex's Kryptonite Laser, not to mention the time taken fighting Regime!Wonder Woman and Regime! Killer Frost after he rigged the Tower. How does this make sense AT ALL? To me it seems as if the Watchtower would have gone kablooey in the midst of the battle, not after Cyborg saves both Batmen and Green Arrow by teleporting them.
    • Maybe the attack 'began' 90 minutes ago. It's not like Slade rigged the Watchtower as soon as he got on board.
  • If Scorpion is a skeleton, how can the Scarecrow's fear toxin affect him?
  • A Headscratcher that probably won't be implemented into the game, but in the context of the story, which side would the DLC characters(sans Batgirl) side with in the story? Regime or Insurgency? I had the idea that all of them would be Insurgents sans Zod. Lobo cause he hates Supes'(or expects pay like Slade) Batgirl's Insurgency allegiance is outright stated in her arcade ending, Scorpion might be Insurgent cause he sees Regime Superman as a greater force of evil, and Zod...maybe he would join the Regime since Supes' rule is what Zod wants(albeit in a Krypton environment, see his ending), or he would join the Insurgents simply to fight Superman. What do you guys think?
    • Lobo and Scorpion would be unaligned, I think. Lobo is always out for himself (and doesn't generally care for Superman much) so he wouldn't want to join the regime, but I can see Regime!Superman contracting him to hunt down members of the Insurgency. Judging by Scorpion's ending I don't think he would want to serve under Superman if he could rule Earth himself, but he couldn't join the Insurgents because Batman would never tolerate his presence. Batgirl would surely side with Batman, for obvious reasons. I can't see Zod ever siding with the Son of Jor-el under any circumstances. And I can't see Superman tolerating his presence anyway. For some reason the Martian Manhunter strikes me as the type who would probably join the Regime. Not sure why he gives me that impression, but he does.
    • Original editor here. MM's arcade ending states he joined the Insurgents after Regime Supes fell, so MM joining Reg Supes is jossed.
    • As well, the comics show that the Manhunter endured a similar situation to the people of Earth back on Mars, and would probably not want to see it happen again.
  • In Superman's ending it says that all the heroes got to take turns holding the remote control to his killswitch, except for Batman. Why?
    • Moreover, while it would make sense for Batman to refuse a turn (due to his obsessive Thou Shalt Not Kill beliefs), but the narration specifically says that he was denied a turn.
    • I think that he just plain said that he should be denied the turn.
    • I figure that there are 2 options. The first is that Batman would be less lenient than, say, Flash or Green Lantern; so he could potentially pull the trigger only to find Superman was simply brainwashed & they could have freed him. The second, is that Batman wouldn't pull the trigger, no matter what; by denying Batman a turn with the remote, they don't run the risk of Superman turning evil whilst Batman has the switch & refuses to use it.
    • Batman refuses to kill, yes, but he has shown willingness in the past to use lethal force against opponents, like Superman, that he cannot stop any other way. He does keep Kryptonite in his belt just in case, remember.
    • That ending made be grouse quite a bit, for a couple reasons. In the comics Superman personally asks Batman to be the one to take him down if he ever went rogue, because Batman is by far the most intelligent of the Leaguers and is the least likely to let emotion cloud his actions. In other words, he won't press the button unless he's sure it must be done, but neither will his friendship with Superman make him hesitate to press the button. And he's by far the most paranoid of the Leaguers so he's the one most likely to see the problem coming and nip it in the bud. But the game seems to imply that Batman can't be trusted with the kill-switch because he's too trigger-happy and would apparently be willing to press the kill switch if Superman so much as looked at him cock-eyed.
    • The game itself shows that Batman wouldn't really need such a trigger for a couple or reasons: He refuses to kill, no matter what. Even if he doesn't have a kill switch against all powerful rogue metahumans, he's still smart enough to get his own devices, or make plans complex enough to bring down the villains. Hell, if he wanted that bad to use the trigger, he'd do so all the same, it's not like it would be too hard for him to get it. I thought of it more as a "We're sure you don't need this, so no turn for you".
    • Leave aside what you know from the comics because it doesn't necessarily apply here. What we know from the events of the game and the prequel comic book is that Batman absolutely refuses to kill and that is a major catalyst for the story. Batman refuses to kill the Joker, then he judges Superman when he does it and then later when he kills the parademons. If Batman had been a little more lenient and understanding in the beginning, Superman might not have gone to such extremes. The reason they don't give the switch to Batman is that they know he won't use it and might in fact destroy it so no one else can.
  • Why is Zatanna on the villains side of the character select? Scorpion is a better fit, as he's usually depicted as a villain in the Mortal Kombat franchise, but like Lobo & Catwoman, falls more onto the side of Anti-Hero than villain, whereas Zatanna is always a hero.
    • She's on the hero side now. Move along.
    • Scorpion's always been an anti-hero too.
      • Scorpion hasn't been an anti-hero until the most recent game. He's always been a murderous, vengeance-obsessed jerk who didn't care about what collateral damage he caused or what the current danger was and even once tried to actively cause the end of the MK universe because he was mad at the Elder Gods. Players just didn't grasp this because most of the time his vengeance obsession wasn't threatening anyone but his target.
  • How was Aquaman able to pose as his Injustice universe counterpart when the Injustice Aquaman had a beard, a slightly different hairstyle, and a slightly altered costume?
    • You just answered your own question right then and there man. SLIGHTLY
    • Social Engineering is a funny thing. If you act appropriately, you can pass off as someone else entirely. So posing as a minutely different version of yourself is a lot easier.
    • "What're you looking at? This? Oh, I shaved and fixed my hair. What's the big deal?" He's literally the same person, and no one in Atlantis knows about the parallel universe yet anyway, so they wouldn't even consider the possibility of a duplicate.
  • What is Green Lantern's arcade ending supposed to be about? It came out of nowhere and was never followed up on again. Is that supposed to be a reference to something in the comics or something?
  • Why is Joker the only one who's Batcomputer file got enhanced so that anyone could read it? Why not Harley Quinn or Solomon Grundy or even the Batsuit readout? The curiosity is just killing this troper. Is there any website where I could see the screen designs?
  • The scene where Superman kills Shazam makes no sense. Let me count the ways:
    • Superman grabs Shazam by the throat, and unlike literally any other continuity (at least in his Captain Marvel incarnation), this version of the character doesn't simply grab Superman's hand and pry his fingers off of him, since pretty much everywhere the two are physical equals, or near enough to it. Or punch Superman off of him. Or grab Superman's wrist and spin him into a wall. Or anything but stand there like an idiot.
    • Then Shazam starts to say his name, supposedly to call down the lightning . . . but what good would that do? Okay, you'd get a blast of powerful magical lightning that would probably hit Superman, but it would also hit Shazam and turn him back into Billy. So unless it completely blew Superman away from him, you'd have an angry Superman still holding a moral Billy by the throat.
    • This version of Capt. Marvel/Shazam can shoot magical lightning. Why didn't he just grab Superman's wrist and pump him full of magical lightning right then and there?
    • Superman freezes Shazam's mouth shut to keep him from saying the magic word. Even ignoring the above issues, why is a thin coating of ice preventing Shazam from talking? He's superhumanly strong and virtually invulnerable to harm. The ice should have broke the second he tried to open his mouth. Or if it was that much trouble, both of his hands were free, he could have simply punched the ice and broken his mouth free.
    • Superman is shooting heat vision into Shazam's eyes to kill him. It's a semi-plausible way to kill Shazam, but again, both of Shazam's arms are free. Why didn't he block the heat vision with his presumably more durable hands or arms? Why didn't he cover Superman's eyes with his hands and pump a few giga-watts of magic lightning into Superman's eyes?
    • In this game, Shazam can literally teleport. It's almost like the creators purposefully wrote him like a weaker, dumber version of the character so that he could be killed off in a really cheap way.
      • I'd just go with that explanation, plus the writers wanting to play up the threat of Superman as much as they possibly could, but I'll attempt a defense just for the heck of it: whether or not Shazam could take Superman in a fight, Billy Batson might be too traumatized by everything he's seen Superman do as leader of the Regime to even realize he had a chance. Even blasting Supes with lightning was probably a token panic attempt at best.
  • One thing at the beginning of the story confuses me, Catwoman working with Luthor. I can accept the Injustice version joining the Regime out of self-preservation and to throw them off the trail, but the mainstream version is a jewel thief. This seems out of character.
    • Neither universe involved in the first game is an established one. For the Catwoman in that universe it is in character, the universe is just that different.
  • Why does Harley get in trouble for killing the Joker in her ending? Considering he's the biggest mass murderer in US history, you'd think she'd get an award or something.

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