- "Millions fell before his blade... And rose again as his Parademons. Nightmare creatures, who feed on fear."
"Yeah, I think I've met one. We didn't hit it off."
"Here in Gotham?"
"They're all over."
- ―Diana and Bruce[src]
- "You should shut it down or my friends and I will do it for you."
- ―Bruce Wayne to Amanda Waller[src]
On the top of the Gotham Bank building, Batman gets a criminal and wraps him on his rope. Then he holds the criminal over the ledge, making him see the ground. As the man yells in fear, a Parademon smells it and tries to eat him. When it comes, Batman hails the person back up and captures one.
- "It's 'cause they know he's dead, right? Superman. He's gone. Where does that leave us?"
- ―Burglar to Batman[src]
While Batman moves and before he leaps off the Gotham Bank rooftop, the Burglar questioned him about Superman's death and asked where does that leave us; that leaves Batman to believe an invasion is coming.
Bruce learned from Amanda Waller's files that Arthur Curry visited a village in Iceland (as a mysterious "stranger from the sea") during the winter, bringing fish to feed the hungry, always coming on the king tide. On the day right after the king tide, Bruce arrived at the village and asked to speak with Arthur.