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Darkseid forms an alliance with Brainiac to ensure Apokolips' survival. Meanwhile, Batman and Wonder Woman bring Darkseid's son, Orion, to Brainiac's asteroid in order to stop Darkseid.

Episode Info  

Episode number: 2x2
Production Number: 032
Airdate: Saturday July 05th, 2003

Guest Stars
Michael IronsideMichael Ironside
voiced Darkseid
Corey BurtonCorey Burton
voiced Brainiac (uncredited as Forager)
Ron PerlmanRon Perlman
voiced Orion
Mitchell RyanMitchell Ryan
voiced Highfather
Rob PaulsenRob Paulsen
voiced Lightray
Tara StrongTara Strong
voiced Sera
Main Cast
Kevin ConroyKevin Conroy
voiced Batman / Bruce Wayne
George NewbernGeorge Newbern
voiced Superman / Clark Kent/Kal-El
Susan EisenbergSusan Eisenberg
voiced Wonder Woman / Diana
Carl LumblyCarl Lumbly
voiced Martian Manhunter / J'onn J'onzz
Maria CanalsMaria Canals
voiced Hawkgirl / Shayera Hol


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...

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Episode Notes
DVD commentary by producers Bruce Timm and James Tucker, director Butch Lukic, and story editor Dwayne McDuffie.

Episode Quotes
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.

Other Episode Crew

Executive ProducerSander Schwartz
ProducerBruce Timm  |  Glen Murakami  |  James Tucker  |  Rich Fogel
EditorJoe Gall
CastingAndrea Romano  |  Leslie Lamers
Line ProducerShaun McLaughlin (1)
MusicKristopher Carter  |  Lolita Ritmanis  |  Michael McCuistion
Production CoordinatorMosa Kaleel  |  Kathleen Keegan
Post Production SupervisorBonnie Buckner
On-Line EditorTony Tedford
Story EditorDwayne McDuffie  |  Rich Fogel  |  Stan Berkowitz
Production SupervisorToshiyuki Hiruma  |  Margaret Dean  |  Howard Schwartz (2)
Storyboard ArtistJames Tucker  |  Troy Adomitis  |  Bruce Timm  |  Bret Blevins  |  Joaquim dos Santos  |  Bob Smith (2)  |  Adam Van Wyk  |  Dan Riba  |  Butch Lukic  |  Rick Morales
Post Production CoordinatorMichael Miscio
Production ManagementAndy Lewis (1)
Main Title ThemeLolita Ritmanis
Main Title DesignBruce Timm
Production AccountantLuisa Guzman  |  Athena Christianakis
Assistant Production ManagerMacGregor Middleton
Executive In Charge Of ProductionJay Bastian  |  Linda Simensky
Re-recording EngineerJohn K. Hegedes  |  Thomas J. Maydeck
Casting AdministratorLiz Carroll
Assistant To The ProducerKyle P. Feeley  |  Nancy French
Character/Prop DesignShane Glines  |  Robert Fletcher  |  James Tucker  |  Bruce Timm  |  Glenn Wong  |  Arthur Lee  |  Tommy Tejeda  |  Glen Murakami
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