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  • Awesome Music: The main theme (and closing credits theme) are among the best of the animated DCU films.
  • Complete Monster: Owlman was already a criminal and founding member of the Crime Syndicate of America. Upon discovering the existence of the multiverse, Owlman became enraged by the fact that, with every choice a person makes, they create another world in which they made the opposite choice. Determined that his choices had to affect not only his world, but all existence, Owlman journeyed to Earth-Prime, the Earth that supported the existence of all other Earths, planning to destroy all reality in a fit of existential angst. About as selfish as they come, Owlman was reviled even by his compatriots in the CSA.
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  • Ensemble Dark Horse: Ah, Jester. We Hardly Knew Ye.
  • Evil Is Sexy: Superwoman and Model Citizen.
  • Fanfic Fuel: Who else was part of good!Lex's Justice League? What was their story?
  • Fanon:There are people who place this in the DCAU despite the film not officially being part of it. Of course, most of the developments in the film still fit in that continuity very well, which makes more sense with most of the story intact from the unmade version.
  • Foe Yay: Good Lord, Batman and Superwoman. From their introduction until he manages to get the best of her is just one big UST-filled Foe Yay scene. She even kisses him and offers to keep him as a pet. Batman needs an adult.
  • Genius Bonus: Owlman naming his planet buster the QED
  • Nightmare Fuel: Owlman being an Evil Counterpart of Batman voiced in a Creepy Monotone by James Woods is intimidating enough, but the fact that he wishes to destroy the fabric of reality out of sheer nihilism and almost succeeds is what solidifies him as one of the most frightening villains ever faced by the Justice League.
  • One-Scene Wonder:
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    • Batman's reinforcements on the satellite, with Aquaman being chief among them.
    • Firestorm, who shows hints of being a Deadpan Snarker in his limited screwntime.
    • The Jester, aka The Joker's Good Counterpart. Goes out with a bang, yet he only appears in the first few minutes.
  • Romantic Plot Tumor: The main story is about the league trying to liberate an alternate earth from an evil Justice League, but a good deal of time is spent developing a romance between Rose Wilson-2 and Martian Manhunter. Had the story taken place in the DCAU (as originally intended), it would have probably been valuable character development for him (indeed, in the actual DCAU, J'onn is Put on a Bus to go on a soul-search to learn how to connect to humans at about where the movie would've been), but it's pointless when that's taken out of the equation.
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  • Squick: As Superwoman is a copy of Mary Marvel rather than Wonder Woman, this implies that she's in her late teens at the oldest. Either she's good at keeping secrets, or Owlman is a creepy weirdo. Moreso, at least. Also, when she casually reaches over and snaps one of Batman's ribs like she was breaking a twig, while outright stating that she gets a sexual thrill from it and likes to do it to all her lovers.
  • Strangled by the Red String: Rose Wilson has a crush on Martian Manhunter. The Martian inadvertently discovers they're "attuned" when he accidentally reads her thoughts (something he'd never do by accident with a non-attuned person). He then Mind Melds with her so that they can get to know each other instantly and fall completely in love.
  • They Wasted a Perfectly Good Character: The Jester. Granted, he did have an awesome death scene, but there are a lot of viewers who would've liked to see him go to the other universe with Lex.
  • They Wasted a Perfectly Good Plot:
    • There's a lot of potential to be had watching from Superman interact with a noble, heroic version of Lex Luthor. But, aside from beating up Ultraman once, the alternate Lex more-or-less fades from the plot after bringing the heroes over, and he and Superman barely share two scenes.
    • It would have been just as interesting to see interaction between Batman and Jester.
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