- We get revenge.
- -- Power Girl
Appearing in "Betrayal"
- Gold (Dies)
- Perry White
- Lois Lane
- Jimmy Olsen
- Green Lantern
- Wonder Woman
- Martian Manhunter
Synopsis for "Betrayal"
Power Girl she flies into Metropolis and finds Gold of the Metal Men, who is the last survivor of his team. But soon after arriving, Gold is destroyed too. Power Girl flies away and fights off Brainiac's robots, but then spots Superman's body in the debris below. After mourning the Man of Steel, she uses her heat vision to dig into the earth and create a grave for Superman. She also finds Luthor's Kryptonite spear nearby and decides that Dr. Fate can analyze it and find out who delivered the final blow.
Power Girl meets back up with Black Canary, August General, Cheetah, Solomon Grundy, Blue Beetle, Mr. Freeze, The Atom and Dr. Fate. Fate reveals the truth that Luthor did indeed strike the killing blow to Superman. Power Girl demands that they seek revenge, but August General insists that their target must be Brainiac. No matter what Luthor did, the crisis at hand outweighs their desire to avenge Superman.
Safe in his robot facility, Luthor muses to himself about how he had always wanted to kill Superman because he was keeping humanity from achieving its greatest potential, but that in killing the Man of Steel, he doomed humanity to extinction.
Several villains including The Trickster, The Top, Eclipso and Clayface appear and attack the team. But before the melee can get out of hand, Luthor floats in from above and neutralizes the threatening party in a forcefield.
Power Girl immediately attacks Lex, but Dr. Fate stops her from killing him. Luthor admits to the group that he made a mistake and honestly wants to help stop Brainiac from destroying the planet. To prove his honestly, he hands a device to Atom that will disable Luthor's armor, but asks that he wait until the threat of Brainiac has been stopped to use it. Dr. Fate confirms that Luthor is telling the truth. After some thought, Power Girl agrees, but specifies that if Luthor steps one toe out of line, she will rip his armor off herself.
The team leaves Luthor alone with the disabled attack force and The Top asks if their plan to make them believe Luthor was on their side had worked. Lex informs Top and his team that it worked perfectly and quickly kills them all at once with a green blast from his armor.
In the present, Lois, Perry and Jimmy wake up on the roof of the Daily Planet building and see that the entire foundation has been taken off the Earth and into space.
At the Justice League headquarters, Superman proposes that those capable of traveling in space should mount a rescue operation while the remaining heroes save the Earth. Batman suggests that all the heroes will be needed to save Earth and that Superman is simply having an irrationally emotional response about saving his wife over saving the rest of Earth.
On his ship, Brainiac muses about how Earth has given him far more trouble than he had often thought, but that now his plans are flawless and any attacks the heroes could mount would be futile.
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