To call the concept wild is an understatement: four misfit B-tier DC Universe villains not only defeat but kill the mightiest heroes on the planet. Yet that’s the concept behind Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League. But does the Justice League, Superman included, actually die?
Do You Actually Kill the Justice League in Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League?
Beware. Major Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League spoilers below.
In one of the unlikeliest — and most narratively-stretched — stories I’ve played recently, in Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League, you do kill four out of the five members of the League. We all knew that we’d face the Justice League in major boss fights. Superman, Batman, Green Lantern, and The Flash — all brainwashed by Brainiac — are on a rampage, and it’s up to four unlikely anti-heroes to stop them.
The catch? These are four misfits and rejects in the DC canon: Harley Quinn sans Joker, Deadshot, Captain Boomerang, and King Shark. Honestly, I didn’t know that last one was even a character before I started playing the game.
Which Justice League Members Die in Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League?
Superman, Batman, Green Lantern, and the Flash all actually die. Both Green Lantern and Batman (voiced for the final time by Kevin Conroy) take a single high-caliber bullet to the forehead after their fights. The Flash and Superman take many bullets to the face and die rather unceremoniously. The fights themselves strain credulity.
The Flash is probably the most believable (by comic standards). Lex Luthor has invented a device that inhibits his connection to the Speed Force, letting regular, human bullets affect him. You then shoot him enough that he dies from it, provided you can keep the device charged.
Green Lantern is slightly less believable. Using Some Yellow Lantern energy sources, you destroy Green Lantern’s energy constructs and feed him fear until he’s made vulnerable. Sure, I guess that makes sense, in a comic book-y kind of way.
Batman takes a single bullet to the brain courtesy of Harley Quinn, but only after a very un-Batman fight where he attempts to subdue the Suicide Squad with Scarecrow’s fear toxin — a strategy he began using following the 100% ending of Arkham Knight. Instead of a stealth vs. action fight, you face off against a massive demon-Batman mental construct that’s somehow vulnerable to bullets.
Superman makes the least sense. As with Flash, Lex has an answer: Yellow Kryptonite crystals and bullets that suppress his powers enough that bullets can affect him. Here’s the problem. During the fight, Superman is still fast enough to literally change the weather. However, rather than simply pancake the Suicide Squad with his fists, he flies around, blowing ice breath and creating large explosions.
Yes, I know this is Brainiac, not fully conditioned Superman who’s cocky off his previous murder of Wonder Woman. That said, one punch per villain would end the game in about as many seconds. Which is why it doesn’t happen, I suppose.
And yeah, Wonder Woman somehow avoids Brainiac’s corruption but eats almost 30 seconds of Superman’s heat vision. She dissolves into ash not long after.
In short, yes, the Justice League does actually die in Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League. In comparison to their reputations, they go down like relative chumps as well. Fitting, considering they were mostly fighting chumps. Except Wonder Woman, who puts up a serious fight. Anyway, if you want to find out even more about Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League, check out our guides hub.