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Superman: Legacy

In another effort to take over Earth, Darkseid brainwashes Superman and tuns him loose against humanity.

Episode Info

Episode number: 4x2
Production Number: 049
Airdate: Saturday February 05th, 2000

Director: Curt Geda
Writer: Rich Fogel
Story: Paul Dini

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Guest Stars
Andrea Martin
voiced Mad Harriet
Charles Napier
voiced General Hardcastle
Clancy Brown
voiced Lex Luthor
Dana Delany
voiced Lois Lane
Diane Delano
voiced Stompa
Diane Michelle
voiced Lashina
Edward Asner
voiced Granny Goodness
Lisa Edelstein
voiced Mercy Graves
Michael Ironside
voiced Darkseid
Nicholle Tom
voiced Supergirl
Robert David Hall
voiced Reporter
Shelley Fabares
voiced Martha Kent
Main Cast
Tim Daly
voiced Clark Kent / Superman / Kal-El
Episode Quotes
Mercy: He's a completely different person.
Lex Luthor: Soon to be a very dead one. I don't know what twist of fate caused this change, but Superman's handed us the perfect opportunity to destroy him. I intend to exploit it.

Jimmy: (to Lois) Are you CRAZY?!... Dumb question...

Episode Goofs
Lex says that ever since Superman first appeared in Metropolis, Project Achilles has secretly monitored all his activities. If that's so, shouldn't Lex know Superman's secret identity by now? Or the whereabouts of his Fortress of Solitude?

Cultural References
Lex Luthor: Ever since he first appeared in Metropolis, Project Achilles has secretly monitored all his activities.

In Greek mythology, Achilles was the son of Peleus and Thetis. Thetis held Achilles by his heel and dipped him in the magic river Styx to make him invincible. His only weakness was the heel that was not immersed in the river. Achilles was killed by being shot to the heel with a poisoned arrow. Therefore, the expression "Achilles' heel" became to designate something's or someone's weakness or vulnerable spot.

Episode References
This episode is loosely based on The Dark Side, an Elseworlds's tale in which Kal-El's rocket lands on Apokolips instead of Earth. Among other similarities, Superman also bears a black-and-red armor and Darkseid adopts him and attempts to invade Earth.

Warning: Superman season 4 episode 2 guide may contain spoilers
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