They are a morally bankrupt world's answer to the Justice League. Right there that tells you, they don't respect law, order or justice... or good-old fashioned common sense. They have devastated their own planet in their power grabs and they often come to ours looking for, well... more. They have our powers, they have our personas... they are like a diseased version of us.
If it is true that you are from Krypton, you will remember the Worldkillers. Weapons of such power that the Council outlawed them forever. The designs and materials were destroyed. The threat was averted.
I wish there was some way of reasoning or negotiating with him. But there isn't. None. He lives to conquer. There is nothing else to him. There's nothing else to explain. There is no way to confront him! There's no other language he understands.
It's no wonder the collector was so intent on capturing Jazuur's Imperial City. Such technology was too tantalizing. It was the secret to immortality and indestructibility, and he had to have it.
Sure, I can bend steel with my bare hands... but what really matters, what true power really is--is making sure no matter how dark things get, there's always hope. That's what it means to be Superman.
The Invisible Mafia ends tonight.
Metropolis is my home. People are getting hurt.
I was going to say... that a great many interesting and powerful people have stood exactly where you are right now... and they made the same mistake of taking my empathy for weakness.
You called yourself Mr. Oz and said my family and I are not what we believed ourselves to be! If he could get in here... I have to assume the worst. That all of us are threatened by a foe I know nothing about!
Oz won't save you. He's trying to make a point... and using you to do it.
I never knew my biological father...at least not the way most people do. All my life, I heard his voice, saw images of what he looked like...but I never knew who he was. Not really. I had to believe in my heart that he was a good man. He has to be a good man. Because if he's not...then what does that make me?
I'm fortunate to have few regrets in life. I thank the Kents for that. Raised me right.
For every action-- there is an equal and opposite reaction. For every you--there's someone like me to fight back. And I don't give up.
Yes, it's a little strange an Academy Award-winning actor is powered by a pan-dimensional energy supply that animates what appears to be a synthetic body... but unless he's tossing buildings or trying to take over Metropolis, is it any of my business?
These aren't my parents. But those are their words. How could you know--
Everyone on this block means more to me than I can say. You came together to celebrate instead of just tear things down. You were brave... when I was scared. And I'm never going to forget that. But I don't want you to be brave anymore. Things are... Things are just too dangerous. I hoped it was just one bad cop. And then I thought it was just the shadow monsters. But it's bigger than that. We haven't figure it all out... we just know they're not gonna stop. And here's the truth... I'm not strong enough for this. Not anymore. I can't be here to protect each of you. I'm going to do everything I possibly can. But it... it won't be enough. You should walk away now. We all should. But... if you're gonna stay... you have to protect yourselves... and one another. You're all Superman now.
Be the stone, Kara, because it's the ripples that change the world. You can do this. You're so much stronger than you give yourself credit for. Sure, our family shield can be a target, but it's also a badge of honor that I know you wear proudly each and every day.
I'm standing here naked in the middle of a strange city and I don't even know my own name. But I feel my heart booming away, slow and steady, and I have the weirdest feeling... that nothing here can touch me.
Yesterday I said none of the miners would die. I can't guarantee that either. I'm not a god. I'm just a person. Just like you. And I need your help, and you need mine. And even then, it might not be enough. But we have to trust each other or we don't have any chance at all.
Oh, yes, Bruce... ...and no one's going to save you this time! Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha!
Ssssoo, Bruce. Who winssss in a fight? Batman or Superman?! HAHAHA!
I have powers. I had to do this. All he has are his wits and his will. And he chooses to do this. Everyone wants to be him. He's just a better man than I am.
I tried for a week to put it into words, what Krypto had done for me. To tell him, however I could, how much he meant to me. How much of a hero he'd been that day, even when I wasn't. Seventh draft and I still don't have the words. But it's okay. I'll figure it out someday. After all... he's not going anywhere.
I'm not trying to control you! I'm trying to help you! I had the benefit of growing up here, of learning how to use my powers, of learning how to live with the responsibility that comes with them! You haven't had that chance.
I will not fight you. I cannot stop you. I can only warn you... You are not prepared for this world.
While I'm still alive ... no one disgraces the "S" shield.
I killed Doomsday. Ripped it right in half. I'll have to live with that for the rest of my life. But I'm not going to hurt other people trying to turn back the clock. I'll live with it, and learn from it. And do my damnedest to do better next time.
Everything I've accomplished, every life I've ever saved -- what good has it all been if someone so much more powerful than I am can just come and... take it all away? The Justice League -- the Green Lantern Corps -- would any of them have made a difference?
The launch of even one such missile would be an unmitigated catastrophe. Fifty of these weapons, if allowed to detonate, would provoke disastrous, deadly changes in the Earth's climate. Six seconds ago, every single high alert missile in the world initiated its launch program.
My allies, Wraith... my friends? They're people I actually admire... Because they're brave. They do what they think is right. Even when no one agrees with them. Even when I don't agree with them. And they own their decisions. They live their lives in the light. They're heroes, Wraith.
I am doing good, Lois-- and I don't need to be part of a dog and pony show to prove it.
You're seriously asking me that? Lois, those reports are 100% false. All they've served to do is endanger an innocent family.
Sometimes I think that just knowing I'm different makes me feel different. If so, I need to put that behind me. To start to live a little more. I can still be earth's protector... but it's time to get in the flow of things and have some fun.
Kara — you saved us all … but at what cost to you?
Am I hurting one-- or both? Will destroying the alien mean killing Heather as well? I can't do this. There has to be some other way... I won't kill--
Everything I owe to them. I saw this world through their eyes. I still do. This isn't a perfect world, they never claimed it was, I've never claimed it is. But that doesn't stop me from hoping for the best. I was raised on hope, Helspont, and I wouldn't have had it any other way.
Listen, son. One day you're going to have to choose what to do with your own fear... Whatever you choose, right or wrong, it's going to change people's lives. It's going to change the world, and it's going to change you.
You don't seem to understand, Parallax. Maybe you can't, by nature of what you are. Being afraid is a part of being alive. Fear exists inside all of us. I can't deny there's a little piece of you in everything. But people will always find a way to surprise you. There's so much more than terror in our hearts. There's also joy. Love. And hope. A single shred of hope can hold all the fear in the universe at bay. And mine gives me the will to capture you.
Honestly, Jon, I've seen too much not to believe in "something." But this is the important part... "Something" isn't everything.
You did a bad job, Boyzarro...a very bad job.
Someone is burning down Metropolis... one building at a time.
My first instinct is to lie or shield her from it. But that's just because I love her so much.
Xa-Du! The Phantom King! The first Kryptonian ever banished here. A monster. Depraved.
This is a job for Superman. To pull people out of their despondence. To make them feel less alone. To give them confidence in a future. If they're going to survive this night... they have to be able to picture a sunrise. They need to believe tomorrow will exist. They need hope.
His parents died when he was so young. Shot. Killed right in front of him. He was raised alone. A kid in a huge mansion. With his memories of his mother and father. He had love, and they took it from him. He should be a killer. He should want to tear the world apart for what it did. And yet he took that pain. That shock of death. And he turned it into hope.
Two questions occur to me. First: Is it a trap? Very possibly. Second: If these "Phaelosians" are what they seem to be -- if there are more of them, enslaved on Warworld -- does it matter if it's a trap? No. No, it does not.
But the next time you wonder if you measure up... or if you ever think of yourself as just "The son of Superman..." know that you're the Superman against whom all heroes will be measured someday. The Superman that I aspire to be.
As of this moment, you are all members of the Justice League. Now get ready for war.
Dick, I've always believed in leading by example, and the example you're setting here will inspire others. You're talking about lifting people. And if you're successful, the rest of the country-- the rest of the world-- could see what's possible.
What I'm asking, Jon, is for you to believe in me now... and in yourself, most of all. I'll always come back, pal. Always.
Maybe the darkness you see... Maybe it takes everything you have to save your world. Maybe you make that choice.
People need Superman. And that's you now. I'm the man of tomorrow... you're for the days after.
You were tested in ways I couldn't have handled at your age. That almost no one I know could have handled. And when you came back to us, somehow you were the same compassionate, selfless, outgoing, happy kid you were when you left. The resilience that must have taken, Jon. It defies all understanding. Your mom and I will always miss the little barn swallow that we lost. Always. But the next time you wonder if you measure up...or if you ever think of yourself as just "the son of Superman"...know that you're the Superman against whom all heroes will be measured someday. The Superman that I aspire to be.
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