The Javelin is pulled into the asteroid and they have no choice but to wait. They are drawn into a huge chamber and a hover platform invites them to board it. When they do, it takes them to another chamber and Brianiac emerges to greet them. He offers Superman another chance to join him in carrying on the legacy of Krypton, an offer which Superman refuses. The computer explains that everything that remains of Krypton is stored with him, but Superman dismisses him as a perversion. Brainiac has his drones open fire and the three heroes quickly destroy them. Brainiac himself attacks Superman and J'onn, shocking them, but Hawkgirl smashes him down. She assumes it's over, but a dozen Brainiac drones enter and warn them that it's nowhere close to finished...Read the full recap
DVD commentary by producers Bruce Timm and James Tucker, director Butch Lukic, and story editor Dwayne McDuffie.
Brainiac: And this is your final decision?
Superman: Read my lips - go to...
Brainiac: Unfortunate, but predictable.
Batman: Next time I let Superman take charge, just hit me. Real hard!
Brainiac: You deceived me, Darkseid. Used me.
Darkseid: It's what I do.
Superman: But why?!?
Darkseid: You of all people should know the universe is filled with chaos, confusion, and uncertainty. I will tear it down to nothing, and then rebuild it, bringing order and disciple at last. Think of it, Superman. A new universe created in with my image.
Orion: (punched Darkseid) Hello, Father. Don't I get a hug?
Darkseid: I'm glad to see growing up with Highfather hasn't made you soft and weak. You make an old man proud.
Superman: To get off this rock you’ll have to go through me.
Darkseid: You really are a glutton for punishment. Time and again I've beaten you, humbled you. What makes you think today this outcome will be any different?
Superman: Because this time I won't stop until you're just a greasy smear on my fist. Let's go.
Darkseid: This is where you belong, Superman: under my heel.
Batman: Nothing could have survived that. Not even Darkseid.
Superman: You know something, Bruce... you're not always right.