"Warworld Rising, Part Two": As Superman breaks into the Warzoon spaceship, he attempts to calm the scared Kryptonian refugees down. Speaking to them in ancient Kryptonian, Superman says that he means no harm. Unfortunately, the other ships continue their attack and Superman asks Superboy to hel
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Synopsis for "Warworld Rising, Part Two"
As Superman breaks into the Warzoon spaceship, he attempts to calm the scared Kryptonian refugees down. Speaking to them in ancient Kryptonian, Superman says that he means no harm. Unfortunately, the other ships continue their attack and Superman asks Superboy to help him stop the attackers and find someplace safe for the ship to land. The ship takes too much damage and the Kents are only able to save the refugees while the ship crashes into the ocean. The remaining Warzoon ships retreat, while Superman leaves the Warzoon prisoners at the mercy of the Atlanteans. With the battle over, the Kents take the refugees to the Fortress of Solitude.
At the Fortress, Kelex runs some medical tests on the refugees and finds that they have suffered multiple injuries and malnourishment over the years. They have not received proper medical treatment for a very long time and their injuries have not properly healed, if they ever healed at all. Superman says that one of the refugees, a girl, told him: "Haramethea Ua Thalkis." This shocks Supergirl, for that is a prayer in an ancient Kryptonian language. Superman is still unsure of whether or not the refugees are truly Kryptonian, but he intends to find out, so he travels to Atlantis and help Aquaman investigate the wreckage of the Warzoon ship.
According to Atlantean scientists, the ship was built from parts made from multiple technologies. While the Atlanteans didn't find anything about the refugees, they did find something of value, a small stone that served as the ship's power supply. The element the stone is made of is unknown to Atlanteans but the substance it resembles most closely is Source. Superman wants to take the stone to the Fortress for research, but the Atlanteans are opposed, saying that the stone and the ship fell on Atlantean waters and by law, they belong to Atlantis. Superman accepts but asks to see the prisoners.
The Atlanteans says the prisoners are savages that refused to take off the chains they have placed on themselves, even when the Atlanteans offered to help them. Superman enters one of the Atlantean containment cells and attempts to speak to one of the prisoners, but the prisoner attacks him, yet all he accomplishes is injuring himself while Superman is unharmed. Still, the prisoner laughs and mentions Mongul's name.
Meanwhile at the Fortress, Lois, Supergirl and Superboy talk about Superman's recent findings. Jon doesn't believe the refugees are really Kryptonian, as their cells haven't been powered up by solar radiation, but Supergirl says that their cellular structures are still getting used to Earth's sun. According to Supergirl, the girl that spoke to Superman didn't speak in Kryptonese, the modern Kryptonian language; but rather, she spoke Falkiri, an old language that hadn't been actively used in thousands of years. The girl's comment "Haramethea Ua Thalkis" means "Thalkis protect us." Thalkis wasn't a god, but a Kryptonian scientist killed for her devotion to what she believed to be the truth. In Earth, she would be treated like a philosopher of some kind. Still, Jon doesn't trust the refugees and thinks this is some sort of trap by Mongul. As he leaves the Fortress in anger, Lois tells Supergirl about her own theory about the refugees.
Meanwhile, the refugee girl Superman had spoken to awakens at the Fortress. Seeing that her chains had been removed, she becomes scared and puts them on again. Kelex finds her and tries to reassure her that no harm will come to her, but she smashes his head off, deactivating him. She remembers that back on Warworld, she and her fellow refugees had been rescued by Mongul, but the girl choose to brand her hands with the symbol of the House of El, something Mongul saw as an act of defiance. To punish her, Mongul orders the girl's refugees to have their chests branded with the symbol of the House of El and gives a secret mission. She would go to home of Superman. Now that the girl is on Earth, she must choose carefully on what she will do next, for that decision might determine the fate of all her kind.
Appearing in "Warworld Rising, Part Two"
- Mongul (Flashback only)
- Krypton (Mentioned only)
- Warworld (Flashback only)
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Appearing in "The Passenger, Part Three"
- Mother Box (Mentioned only)