Don’t leave us yet, Kal-El I want to see your adopted home world bow down before me Only then will I allow you death’s sweet release Agh! Parademons. Dispose of these annoyances. ‘Scuse me Flea. Impressive. No one has ever avoided my omega beam. I wonder if the other one is as agile. Excellent strategy. Luthor! Your friends have abandoned you, or fallen before my might. Super or otherwise, you’re merely a man. and I, am a god. You still try to fight. Can’t you see that it’s hopeless? That man won’t quit as long as he can still draw a breath. None of my teammates will. Me? I’ve got a different problem. I feel like I live in a world made of, cardboard. Always taking constant care not to break something, to break someone. Never allowing myself to lose control. Even for a moment, or someone could die. But you can take it, can’t you, big man? What we have here is a rare opportunity for me to cut loose and show you just how powerful I really am. Had enough? Not quite yet. It’s called the agony matrix. Direct neural stimulation of pain receptors. All of them. Imagine the worst pain you’ve ever felt in your life. Times a thousand Now imagine that pain continuing. Forever. Oh that’s right. You don’t have to imagine. Still alive? You impress me, Kryptonian. More… Your valour has touched my heart. Oh yes. There is still some small part of me that knows mercy I will end your pain with something special I’ve been saving for just this occasion. I’m going to carve out your heart and put it on a pike in my throne room. As much as I’d enjoy seeing that, first you’ve got some business with me. Sorry it took me so long. I had to go get my power-suit You would dare challenge me? Insanity. Oh I’m not here to challenge you, Darkseid. Quite the contrary. I’ve got something you want. The only thing you want. The anti-life equation! My gift to you. Lex, don’t! It’s too late. It’s beautiful, isn’t it? Yes, yes it is.