- 1 hr 18 min
Superman/Batman: Apocalypse is an animated film based on the comic arc by DC comics, and it takes place after Superman/Batman: Public Enemies. When a space ship crashes in Gotham harbor and a young woman emerges with powers similar to that of Superman, Batman has a tough time bringing her down. Upon further investigation by both Superman and Batman, it turns out that she is Kara Zor-El, Superman's cousin by blood. Though Batman is suspicious, Superman keeps Kara at his fortress of solitude and teaches her English, as well as the rudiments of controlling her powers and fitting in on Earth. Batman, still suspicious of Kara's convenient timing, suggests to the Amazons of Themyscira that they take Kara where she can be away from everything and learn to properly control her powers. Superman relents, but when Darkseid, ruler of Apokalips, hears of Kara, he sends agents to retrieve her in hopes that she'll lead the Furies, as their previous leader Big Barda has left. Darkseid kidnaps Kara and kills dozens of Amazons in the process. Wonder Woman, Superman and Batman recruit Big Barda and go to Apokalips to stage a rescue. Superman is set upon by Kara, who's been brainwashed, and the Furies attack Barda and Wonder Woman, who eventually come out on top. Batman discovers the Hell Spores, the power for the fire pits on Apokalips. He rigs them to blow unless Darkseid releases the captives. Impressed by the force of will Batman possesses, Darkseid swears to leave Kara alone, and allows them all to leave Apokalips. Superman takes Kara to visit ma and pa Kent, and he's ambushed by Darkseid. A huge battle ensues where he and Kara fight their hardest, but Darkseid appears about ready to win when Kara opens a Boom tube behind the ruler of Apokalips. Superman throws him through, and he and Kara are safe... for the time being.