"The Mirror Crack'd, Part Four": Amazo reactivates in the ruins of the Mirrored Room. His every motion sends shockwaves throughout all reality, threatening the very fabric of existence, but the android neither knows or cares. Driven on by his curiosity, he reaches out to a fragment of glass. If
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- I grieved. I wept. Not for a monster... but for a man.
Synopsis for "The Mirror Crack'd, Part Four"
Amazo reactivates in the ruins of the Mirrored Room. His every motion sends shockwaves throughout all reality, threatening the very fabric of existence, but the android neither knows or cares. Driven on by his curiosity, he reaches out to a fragment of glass. If he touches it, he will destroy all that is.
Meanwhile, Wonder Woman has been transported to a desolate, frozen world and found herself face-to-face with Darkseid. She assumes he is responsible for the dimensional shifts and attacks him, but the Lord of Apokolips refuses to fight back. Diana realises that this is another Darkseid in another universe and he shows her a statue of his world's Wonder Woman, who was his lover. He explains that thousands of years ago, he waged war on the heroes of Earth until the alternate Wonder Woman made him realise that it would inevitably end with all their deaths. Darkseid returned to Apokolips and Wonder Woman came with him as an ambassador, and the two eventually fell in love. Despite that, he continued to search for the Anti-Life equation without her knowledge.
He eventually succeeded and summoned the Anti-Life Equation, but just before he could unleash it on the universe, Diana discovered what he was doing and begged him to stop. At the last second, Darkseid tried to pull the Anti-Life into himself, but it was too powerful and launched itself into the cosmos, scouring all life from the universe. Eventually it returned to Apokolips and killed everyone on the planet but Darkseid, and left behind a small fraction of itself to torment him for eternity.
In the Infinity-1 Javelin, the Justice League are trying to reach the source of the dimensional disturbances. Martian Manhunter is attempting to guide them via his telepathy but the overwhelming psychic noise of the Multiverse is too much. Batman tells J'onn that he is the strongest person he knows and Batman's faith and friendship allow J'onn to hone in on Amazo and guide the League towards him, while Overman watches impassively.
On Apokolips, Darkseid tells Diana that together they can defeat the Anti-Life. He has discovered the Life Equation, but cannot use it himself, however, he believes that together they can unlock it's secrets. Wonder Woman initially felt sympathy for Darkseid's lonely torment, but is disgusted at the idea of working with him and storms out of the cave they are sheltering in, telling him that her counterpart was sick if she could have ever loved him. As she walks her thoughts drift to Hades, the God of the Underworld who claims to be her father. She didn't believe him at the time, but now she has felt pity for Darkseid she cannot help but wonder if it is true. She hears a voice reciting her own thoughts and sees Hades standing nearby. She attacks him and as they fight he begins to transform into a monstrous form, but in her rage Diana doesn't notice. She tells him she'd rather be dead than be his daughter and "Hades" begins to drain the life from her, but Darkseid arrives and rescues her.
The being transforms into an energy form and Diana realises that it is the Anti-Life creature, and Darkseid's story was true. She disperses the creature by clashing the Bracelets of Submission together but it is too late for Darkseid, who dies in her arms. Diana grieves for him, when suddenly there is a burst of light behind her and the Justice Alliance appear, along with the Superman of Diana's world.
Appearing in "The Mirror Crack'd, Part Four"
- Alternate Darkseid (First full appearance) (Flashback and main story) (Dies)
- Justice Alliance (Earth-D) (Cameo)
- Justice League
- Alternate Justice League (Cameo) (Single appearance) (Flashback only)
- Alternate Aquaman (Single appearance) (Appears only as a corpse)
- Alternate Atom (Single appearance) (Appears only as a corpse)
- Alternate Flash (Single appearance) (Appears only as a corpse)
- Alternate Green Lantern (Hal Jordan) (Single appearance)
- Alternate Martian Manhunter (Single appearance) (Appears only as a corpse)
- Alternate Superman (Single appearance)
- Alternate Wonder Woman (First full appearance) (Dies in flashback)
- Alternate New Gods (Single appearance) (Cameo)
- Hades (Flashback only) (Also as an illusion)
- Overman (Cameo)
- Amazons of Paradise Island (Mentioned only)
- Darkseid (Mentioned only)
- Hippolyta (Mentioned only)
- K'hym J'onzz (Deceased) (Mentioned only)
- Martian Manhunter's unnamed daughter (Deceased) (Mentioned only)
- M'yri'ah (Deceased) (Mentioned only)
- Bracelets of Submission (Flashback and main story)
- Green Lantern Ring (Flashback and main story)
- Hawkgirl's Mace
- Lasso of Truth (Flashback and main story)
- Wonder Woman's Tiara (Flashback and main story)
- There are multiple references to Hades' appearances, including the events of Paradise Lost and The Balance.
- The Justice League of the alternate universe resemble the Earth-One versions.