[Green Lantern destroys an android version of Hawkgirl]
Hawkgirl: You enjoyed that a little too much.
Green Lantern: Just letting off some steam. She broke my heart, you know.
[the android of Green Latern appears behind them, Hawkgirl knocks its head off with her mace]
Hawkgirl: Likewise, I'm sure.
Green Arrow: You remember what we did yesterday? We saved the world - again. You don't think that has any value, well, think again, pal. The Justice League goes on, with or without you. Look, nobody can question your service or commitment to making things better. If you're quitting because you think you've already done your fair share, we'll throw you a parade. But if you're quitting because it's easier then continuing the fight, then you're not the heroes we all thought you were. The world needs the Justice League... and the Justice League needs you, Superman.
Batman: Quis custodiet ipsos custodes?
Green Arrow: "Who guards the guardians?" We've got it covered.
Brainiac: [after capturing the Justice League] You are defeated. Any unique information that dwells within you will by digitized. Your physical forms will be deleted. Such is the ultimate fate of this world, but for you, the end comes now.
[Brainiac produces a series of metallic tendrils from his body and begins plugging them into the League members, one by one, and they begin screaming]
The Flash: I am so willing to wait my turn.
[Brainiac plugs into Flash]
Android Flash: Slacker! Child! Clown! We have no place here among the world's greatest heroes.
The Flash: Says you! I got a seat at the big conference table. I'm gonna paint my logo on it!
[Flash punches through Android Flash and vibrates his fist until it explodes. Flash is blown back, painfully]
The Flash: Uh, never doing that again.
[Flash taps into the Speed Force to defeat Luthor, then rises, crackling with energy]
The Flash: I feel kinda... funny.
Wonder Woman: Flash!
[the League stares in horror, and Luthor chuckles weakly]
Lex Luthor: What do you know? I did kill him.
[He looks up and sees Superman]
Lex Luthor: I was mistaken earlier. I think this is the part where you kill me.
[Superman picks him with one arm and holds him at arm's length with eyes glowing. Wonder Woman starts forward, but Batman holds her back. After a moment Superman's eyes stop glowing, and he leans his face close to Luthor's]
Superman: I'm not the man who killed President Luthor. Right now, I wish to heaven that I were. But I'm not.
Clark Kent: Working late?
Lois Lane: Hey, Smallville. Finishing up my Justice League story. How many Ls in "ambivalent"?
Clark Kent: One. Is that your take on all this, Lois?
Lois Lane: I've been tough on the Justice League as anyone, especially Superman. That's just because he's always set such a high standard. I'm gonna cut him a break. He's only human... You know what I mean.
Clark Kent: [Smiles] Yeah. I do.
The Flash: I can never go that fast again. If I do... I don't think I'm coming back.
[the League battles against Brainiac's android versions of the Justice Lords; as Superman battles the Lorder Superman]
Superman: I'M NOT LIKE YOU! I'M NOTHING LIKE YOU!
[the android Superman morphs into Luthor]
Lex Luthor: This is the part where you kill me, right?
Lex Luthor: Go on, use your heat-vision. You know you want to.
Android Superman: We've lost their trust.
Android Superman: The people are afraid of us! Power corrupts after all, and who has more power than *Superman*?
Android Hawkgirl: [fighting Hawkgirl] Do you think there's a *single* person on Thanagar or Earth that doesn't despise us?
Android Green Lantern: We loved the traitor! Loved and lost her FOREVER!
The Flash: [about the fused Luthor/Brainiac] Hate to interrupt this special live performance of The Thing With Two Heads, but it's time to go to jail now.
Amanda Waller: What he said.
Lex Luthor: Where are we?
Brainiac: Several miles from where the Justice League is searching. I must make repairs to my damaged systems.
Lex Luthor: Where do I fit in to all of this?
Brainiac: The same as to everything else: I will record your information, then destroy the original.
Lex Luthor: [Chuckles]
Brainiac: You... are amused by my mission? Explain yourself.
Lex Luthor: Say you succeed. You absorb all the information on Earth and destroy it. Then what?
Brainiac: I repeat the process across the entire universe until I have recorded all knowledge and destroyed all of creation.
Lex Luthor: And then?
Brainiac: Then my programming is complete. My function is fulfilled.
Lex Luthor: If you possess all information, you're a god.
Brainiac: My program will be complete. It is the end of all things.
Lex Luthor: What if it were just the beginning? I can show you a purpose beyond the fulfillment of your programming.
Brainiac: It is extremely unlikely that your inferior human intellect has anything to offer me.
Lex Luthor: Since we've become so close, I'm gonna let that pass. I'm offering you the one thing you've always lacked. A certain something that I happen to have in abundance.
Brainiac: Which is?
Lex Luthor: Imagination. I've got a proposition for ya, partner.
Lex Luthor: [Holding a Dark Heart scout] Brainiac?
Brainiac: I have added this technology to my database. The nano assemblers are already slave to my command routines. With but a thought, they will convert any raw material into whatever I choose.
Lex Luthor: Then we're ready to begin. Let me show you...
Brainiac: I have learned from my encounters with Darkseid that organic beings cannot be trusted.
Lex Luthor: I can't argue with that. But if you and I are one, truly one, trust won't be an issue, will it?
Superman: My X-ray vision can't penetrate the walls, but I'm seeing a rapidly growing heat signature in the infrared range.
Wonder Woman: You don't need supervision for that. Can't you feel the heat?
[the Cadmus building explodes, revealing a giant construct and the now fused Luthor/Brainiac]
Superman: I know you're in there somewhere, Lex. Fight him!
Superman: And you'll destroy the Earth to get it?
The Flash: You lose.
[Two metal tendrils grab Flash's arms and hold him in place]
Lex Luthor, Brainiac: Hardly. Look around you. The Justice League is completely defeated, and so are you. For all your efforts, you have but inconvenienced me, speck. But I'm still just human enough to enjoy taking my revenge. Looks like the Question was right all along: I kill you and then Armageddon, right on schedule.
The Flash: No!
Superman: This is the hardest thing I've ever had to say: I'm guilty, we're guilty of the sin of hubris. We had the best of intentions to be Earth's guardians, to keep you safe, but we failed you. We look down at the world from our tower in the sky, and let our power and responsibility seperate us from the very people we were suppose to protect. No one should ever be afraid of us. For that reason, we're decommissioning the Watchtower. The energy weapon up there is already gone. We're taking down the station as well.
[the crowd appears stunned]
Superman: There's more. We want to thank the members of the Justice League for your courageous service, but in the future, you'll all have to act as independent agents. We're not going to be an army anymore. As of right now, we're disbanding the Justice Leauge. This is the end.