Superman/Batman: Public Enemies

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Superman/Batman: Public Enemies is a 2009 original direct-to-video animated superhero film adaptation of "Public Enemies"—the opening story arc of DC Comics' Superman/Batman—which focuses on Superman and Batman teaming up to prevent a meteorite from striking Earth and take down Lex Luthor, who has been elected President of the United States.

Lex Luthor[edit]

  • [to Superman] I can't think of a morning I haven't woken up with the thought of strangling you. That sanctimonious image of yours fooled everyone except me. Because I know evil.
  • [to Superman] You come to this planet, declare yourself the savior of mankind. Well, I think it's time you died for your sins.

Other[edit]

  • Newscaster: Lex Luthor's attempt to win the presidency the old-fashioned way... by buying it, seems to be picking up steam. New polls show that 22% of Americans now support his third party bid. In a completely unrelated story, 22% of Americans now indicate a preference for getting [beep] in the [beep] with a red hot poker!

Dialogue[edit]

Superman: Why is it that good villains never die?
Batman: Clark, what the hell are good villains?

Batman: The kryptonite is near your heart. I don't know if I'll get it before the wound closes.
Superman: Where's The Flash when you need him?
Batman: Do me a favor and lose the sense of humor.
Superman: Do us both a favor and buy one.

Batman: I suppose it's useless to tell you to leave.
Superman: I wouldn't miss this for anything.
Batman: Your funeral.
Superman: Already had one.

Lex Luthor: You can't touch me. We're on American soil now. And I am the president.
Superman: Consider yourself impeached.

Superman: [looks at Metallo's burnt carcass] They must think I did this with my heat vision.
Batman: You couldn't have. Not unless your heat vision is radioactive. It's not, is it?
[guards appear, Batman brings out a batarang]
Superman: No. This way. [grabs Batman and they fly through the ceiling] Now I really look like a criminal.
Batman: It's done wonders for me.

Batman: You're going to go and meet with him, aren't you?
Superman: You know me too well. I can't just stand back and do nothing.
Batman: Well, when it all goes south, don't count on me to save you.
Superman: I won't. I know you pretty well too.

Batman: Tell me something, Power Girl. Now that you've been up close and personal with Luthor, how do you feel about him?
Power Girl: He's the president.
Batman: But how do you feel when you're around him?
Power Girl: He... He makes my skin crawl.
Superman: Sometimes you have to trust your instincts.
Power Girl: But how do you know when?
Batman: Now.

Batman: What did Luthor promise you? Money?
Major Force: What do I need with money? I'm living energy.
Batman: You're not going to tell me you killed him for your country, are you?
Major Force: Some of us still believe in putting our country first.
Batman: Sorry, I don't any see patriotism here. All I see is a psycho who's latched onto an excuse to kill people and who's so stupid he doesn't realize he's being used by Luthor.

Lex Luthor: [to Batman and Superman] Aw. You two aren't going to be able to save the world now. Well, I'll tell you something. Everyone who lives to see the new world will have learned never to trust your kind again.
Amanda Waller: Shut up! [hands a copy of the data to Batman] Here. It's all the information you need on it. Now go save us.
Lex Luthor: Bitch.
Amanda Waller: General, arrest him.

Power Girl: He didn't do it. I'm sure of it.
Lex Luthor: Oh, really?
Power Girl: It's just not in him.
Lex Luthor: Do me a favor. Think back to three years ago. Could you have even dreamed back then that I would be president today? Did you think it was in me? Then if I could change that much, couldn't he?

Lex Luthor: Does that mean you're willing to work for me?
Superman: For you?
Lex Luthor: Yes. You'll be working for me. But only insofar I represent the country that adopted you. And that you love. What's wrong? Was I getting too sentimental?
Superman: Luthor.
Lex Luthor: You think I'd be crazy enough to meet you without some kind of protection?
[Secret Service Agent steps in, reveals himself as Metallo]
Superman: Metallo.
Lex Luthor: Who else could stand up to you?
[Superman knocks Lex down]
Metallo: Shouldn't have done that. He's the President.

Power Girl: Luthor did the one thing nobody was expecting. He made things boring again. And boring is good, isn't it? The economy is back to normal. Crime is down. There are no wars or anything.
Superman: He's up to something. Can't anybody see that?
Captain Atom: That's what I thought at first. Eventually, I realized all he's trying to do is put that formidable intellect to work doing such a good job, no one will have a choice but to respect him. It's all about ego now.
Superman: I'll never respect him. He's a sick man.
Major Force: He's not the first to sit in the Oval Office.
Captain Atom: He's right. There have been womanizers, drunks, crooks, but Nixon helped turn our worst enemy into our best trading partner. And Johnson gave us the Voting Rights Act.
Superman: Thanks for the history lesson, but I'm not buying it.
Power Girl: Come on, work with us. Please? We need you.
Superman: Sorry. [Superman flies off]
Captain Atom: I guess Luthor's not the only one with an ego.

Cast[edit]

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