- Like he said before he died, "it doesn't matter."
- Unless there are.
- If he failed in even one universe there would still be an Earth Prime, and he did so there is. And as Word of God states, even if he had succeeded there would still be another Earth Prime where he failed. The Multiverse would be pretty brittle otherwise.
- Which is why he should've sent just the bomb to Earth Prime. No sentient life, no free will, no divergence as to whether or not the bomb could be shut off.
- Owlman failed big time. First: Multiverse was destroyed several times before, and he was too preoccupied to notice. In our universe (which is not part of their universe) it's called - Retcon was it?
- No his entire point was how the only choice one could make would be to destroy Earth Prime, because it would be the only action that would not spawn a mirror unniverse
- You'd also have to consider that even though this Earth Prime is an alternate Earth Prime, it may have still been connected to our Earths. Destroying it wouldn't have destroyed the multiverse, but it'd have destroyed all multiple universes connected to this Earth Prime.
- No see, it all goes back to word of god. The multiverse is determined by events not decisions. For every instance where Owlman even arrived at Earth Prime there is an automatic split where there is an Earth Prime no one has visited. His plan was doomed to fail from the start.
- If it's event-driven, Owlman's plan was an even more spectacular failure than that. The bomb's arrival would've been a universe-seperating event, meaning the bomb would only destroy a world in which it existed to begin with. None of the earths concerned in this story match that description, so even if Owlman had succeeded, he'd only have blown up himself and an earth that only existed because the bomb did. In short, he would've been less destructive than Ultraman would have, even offing himself in the process.
- An alternate view: his plan would have failed because the logic behind it was bad: destroying the one true Earth Prime would result in the destruction of... Earth Prime. And nothing else, because the alternate Earths that diverged from the Prime do not experience No Ontological Inertia. Owlman was just wrong.
- "It doesn't matter."
He's the equivalent of Batman, and so must have the equivalent of Batman Gambits. And why would he want to wipe everyone out?
- And accomplish what exactly? He made no demands and he knew this move would alienate him from the Syndicate. If he simply wanted to take over a new world, he would have gone to one with something worth conquering. If there was some other motive we would have at least gotten a hint. He really did want to destroy everything and his motivation for doing so was sufficient (assuming he believed his theory, which it seemed like he did, after all he didn't even try to stop the detonation after his bomb was moved to the wrong world.)
- Thinking about it, the only thing he could hope to accomplish with this move would be to maintain the balance between the Syndicate and the world's governments by detonating the QED harmlessly off world. But again we get nothing to indicate that this is his plan.
Superboy-Prime lives there, after all, and we all know how irritable he can be. Taking into account his most recent misadventure, it doesn't take a whole lot of imagination to guess what happened. Nekron was defeated and BL-Laurie was destroyed before she could kill him. In a rage, he laid waste to the Earth and set out to do the same to a defenseless universe.
- How is this a wild guess? I thought it was pretty clear within the movie itself that Slade's wife was killed by Ultraman because she 'had a mouth on her'.
- Nice try, but his name is Jack, not John.
- True, but "Jack" is a nickname for John, as is "Johnny".
- John Stewart would have said then. Also, he may have already started growing a beard at that point. And he decides on shaving his head. And an extra scene where John gives J'onn some advice on his budding romance, due to his failed relationship with Hawkgirl.
- Additionally, perhaps a different superhero (instead of Black Lightningnote ) would have joined the new expanded Justice League.
- Though, as later learned, no such deal actually existed, hence the use of the character since Batman: The Brave and the Bold.
- Good Lex seems to recognize Flash's reference to Star Trek suggesting that the series exists here. Given that its the Mirror Universe, it could be that the Star Trek series here is also about the Mirror Universe we see in the episode Mirror Mirror. Rather than an optimistic tale of the future, Gene Roddenberry decides to explore mankinds dark side. Or its possible that he was influenced by the Syndicate to create a series to show that mankind is no better than the evil supers that rule the world.
- That would be hilarious!
The differences in appearance are generally negligible, with the exception of the Martian Manhunter (who's a shapeshifter anyways). The biggest inconsistency is Hal Jordan as Green Lantern instead of John Stewart, but even that can be fixed. Clearly, John Stewart, who was severely injured and whose ring was destroyed, is still recovering and has yet to get a new ring. Hal Jordan is his temporary replacement while Kyle Rayner is busy with the Corps.
- Hal was recently confirmed to have joined the Justice League at some point in time in Justice League vs. The Fatal Five, so this can still be possible.