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Origin Crisis is the seventh Episode in DC Universe Online which focuses on Heroes and Villains battling to control space and time alongside Future Batman and Future Luthor respectively.

Summary

After heroes and villains united against Brainiac, stopping his plans to remake the multiverse in his image, Future Lex Luthor’s designs on the Nexus of Reality and its promise of near-infinite power were revealed. The last we saw of that story, Future Batman arrived to stop Lex. The space/time continuum has been compromised, and though Brainiac has been defeated, war wages on.

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  • The Bus Came Back: Four episodes after their brief appearance, Future Batman and Future Luthor return, serving as the Big Good and Big Bad of this episode respectively.
  • The Cuckoolander Was Right: The briefings in Corrupted!Metropolis reveal Jack Ryder to be this in regards to Luthor. Unfortunately, no one listened.
  • In Spite of a Nail: While Batman may not exist in Virtuous!Gotham, Dick Grayson would still become Nightwing.
  • La Résistance: Corrupted!Metropolis reveals one to be lead by Green Arrow, who was captured. After freeing the citizens/resistance members, they mention going to free him.
  • Not So Above It All: A briefing reveals that Future Batman would prevent his parents being killed if given the opportunity. Even stating that he is willing to deal with any paradoxes that would result from this.
  • Not So Different: The alternate versions of Metropolis and Gotham are directly a result of Future Batman and Future Luthor's meddling. Implied to be in response to the other's attempt.
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    • They also have the same idea of Retgonning the Villains and Heroes respectively, both agreeing that it is an intriguing plan.
  • Origins Episode: Players are able to run solo instances focusing on the Orgins of the Huntress and Bizarro.
  • Pungeon Master: Lex becomes this.
    (Using a fire-based attack) "Don't get hot around the collar!"
    (Using an electric-based attack) "You may find this rather shocking!"
  • Reality Ensues: You may have good intentions, but to the Kryptonians you're an alien invader. Future Batman even warns not to expect a warm welcome.
  • Retgone: The overall plan of the Councils of Batman and Luthor is to remove an important artifact from history which would erase the corresponding villain and hero respectively.
  • Stable Time Loop: The Corrupted and Virtuous versions of Metropolis and Gotham are due to the Heroes and Villains trying to undo the changes. Thus not affecting the main timeline.
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  • Villains Act, Heroes React: Deconstructed in the "Dire Warnings" briefings. Future Batman notes that he may have been able to prevent Brainiac's invasion if he would've acted instead of reacted.
  • Wham Line:
    Lex Luthor: Metropolis is mine! And so is the world! Isn't it, Kal-El?
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