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"What are you?" ―Erich Ludendorff, Wonder Woman
"What are you?" ―Erich Ludendorff, Wonder Woman
The title of this article is conjectural as this subject has no known canonical name in the DC Extended Universe.
"I had a dream. It was the end of the world. I think it's something more... something darker." ―Bruce Wayne, Zack Snyder's Justice League
"I had a dream. It was the end of the world. I think it's something more... something darker." ―Bruce Wayne, Zack Snyder's Justice League
This article or section is about the Knightmare future. This is a potential future that may not necessarily follow the primary timeline.

The regime is an organization founded by Darkseid and led by a corrupted Superman in the bleak potential future known as the Knightmare, comprised of elite soldiers and dedicated to maintaining his totalitarian rule on Earth.

Despite this seemingly being a warning to Batman concerning a terrible future phenomenon, the events of the Knightmare may never come to pass as Superman and Batman teamed up to defeat Doomsday, meaning Superman could very well never turn evil under the control of the Anti-Life Equation and the Knightmare may never come to pass. However, due to his resurrection, the probability of its occurrence arose once again.



At some point in a possible dark future, Lois Lane was killed by Darkseid, with Batman having been unable to prevent it. Unhinged with grief, Superman was left susceptible to Darkseid's Anti-Life Equation and became a malevolent tyrant ruling the planet.[1] He presumably recruited the regime stormtroopers to aid him in his totalitarian reign of Earth, mercilessly killing anybody who opposed him. Batman promptly founded the insurgency in order to combat this new threat, thus beginning the long Injustice War.

War with the insurgency

"She was my world... and you took her from me."
―Tyrant Superman to Batman.[src]

Evil Superman arrives.

After years of fighting, an aging Batman, now living in a bunker, heard news of his insurgents finding a Kryptonite rock, the only remaining hope of defeating Superman. He ordered it to be brought to him immediately, but they were met with regime stormtroopers disguised as insurgents. It remains unclear as to whether they intercepted the convoy or if it was a hoax all along. Regardless, when Batman asked to see the Kryptonite, they opened their box to reveal only green light bulbs. They apologized to him and held Batman at gunpoint before following through with their commands as the regime's undercover soldiers revealed themselves to Batman and the insurgents. They

Superman approaches a helpless and restrained Batman.

executed them as Batman watched helplessly. Angered, he began a killing spree and gunned down multiple stormtroopers, while helping some of his surviving insurgents escape the area. Although he managed to take down most of the regime soldiers, while Parademons invaded the area and abducted many of his allies, Batman was eventually overwhelmed by the remaining soldiers there, who could barely restrain him. He snapped one of their necks, but then was brutally (but barely) beaten by the other stormtroopers. Seeing the damage that Batman was inflicting on the stormtroopers and their inability to restrain him, a Parademon knocked Batman unconscious.

With Batman restrained, the regime quickly informed Superman himself, who immediately flew as fast as he could until he landed in the bunker Batman was held in, just as he regained consciousness. Superman's regime soldiers reverently knelt before their leader as he approached Batman, swiftly murdering the other insurgents with his heat vision. Superman then unmasked the visibly horrified vigilante. He expressed his anger at Bruce for letting "her" die, as she was "his world." Superman gave Batman one final sinister sneer, and ruthlessly killed him by ripping Batman's heart from his chest, thereby ending the War with the Insurgency, Darkseid's regime victorious at last.

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  • The regime is based on the regime from the Injustice videogame series that was also led by Superman, however the difference is that the regime in the Injustice videogame series was a mixture of the Justice League heroes such as Wonder Woman, Flash, Green Lantern (known as Yellow Lantern at that point), while the DCEU regime was more Apokoliptian.


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