Warning: contains spoilers for Dark Nights: Death Metal – The Last Stories of the DC Universe!
As the DC Universe is approaching the end, Superman creates a device, identical to one of Harry Potter‘s magical items. It aids to help as many people as he can. Thanks to a new invention, Superman has gained another incredible ability.
Dark Nights: Death Metal Plot!
Being one of the most powerful characters in DC Comics, Superman can do pretty much everything. It seems that the only thing standing in his way is that he can’t be everywhere at once. But for Man of Steel, it won’t be possible.
The Darkest Knight battles Perpetua for control over the fate of the multiverse. Earth’s heroes and villains are joining together for one last battle against the Darkest Knight’s forces, but sadly, this fight might be their last. Dark Nights: Death Metal – The Last Stories of the DC Universe focuses on several of DC’s most famous heroes and how their final hours are ticking.
Does Superman Make a Device Similar to Harry Potter’s?
One of the short stories, “Man of Tomorrow” opens with Superman considering whether he should spend his last moments with his family or whether he should be out helping as many people as he can. He decides to develop a “makeshift chronal device”, by joining pieces of a damaged time bubble with samples of rare Kryptonian elements.
The device allows him to go back in time one hour, so he can be in two places at once. He ends up creating thousands of copies of himself to spread hope around the world.
The eagle-eyed fans of the Harry Potter franchise may recognize a similar device from The Prisoner of Azkaban. Harry and Hermione use a device, the Time-Turner, to travel back in time. They save Harry and Sirius Black from Dementors, along with saving Buckbeak the hippogriff from execution.
Superman’s device might resemble the Time-Turner, but it’s not entirely the same. For example, Superman also doesn’t have to worry about seeing his past selves, while Harry and Hermione have to avoid this at all costs.
Unfortunately, Superman’s device is ragged by the end of the story. He no longer has the materials necessary to make a second one. He ultimately achieves his goal to spend some time with his family.
Here’s hoping that as in Harry Potter’s final battle with Voldemort, DC’s heroes can find an unexpected way to win.