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Plot Holes From The DCEU That Fans Couldn't Help But Notice

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Vote up the plot holes too big to ignore.

Beginning in 2013 with Man of Steel, the DC Cinematic Universe includes blockbuster films featuring superheroes such as Superman, Batman, and Wonder Woman. With deep backstories and complex, overlapping mythologies, these hit movies have been hugely successful, but that doesn't mean they're impervious to scrutiny. Fans of films like Wonder Woman 1984 and Justice League have found quite a few plot holes and inconsistencies across the DCEU. Some are simple, like the fact that Wonder Woman should definitely know what marriage is from her readings of Socrates. Others use the chronological timeline to make their case, such as the plot hole that if Aquaman was named after Hurricane Arthur like is stated in his standalone film, he'd only be two years old at the time of the story. There are even issues that take a look at the bigger picture, pointing out that Superman doesn't really need Batman in Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice.

If you love the DC movies and have a knack for finding logical problems on screen, check out this list of DCEU plot holes found by fans.

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    161 VOTES

    Aquaman Magically Transports Out Of The Sahara

    Aquaman Magically Transports Out Of The Sahara
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    From Redditor /u/tacos_y_burritos:

    How did Aquaman exit the Sahara desert?

    They jump out of a plane and then fall down a very long slide. How did they return to the surface and then return to civilization? There wasn't a landing pad, vehicle, or body of water around.

    161 votes
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    206 VOTES

    Black Manta Is A Terrible Submarine Pirate

    Black Manta Is A Terrible Submarine Pirate
    Photo: Aquaman / Warner Bros. Pictures

    From Redditor /u/Dainn99:

    I just rewatched Aquaman and other than the fact that shooting a grenade launcher into the side of a submarine isn’t the smartest idea it seems like both of them forget they are wearing high tech scuba gear. Black Mantas dad forces him to leave because the water is rising but he could have easily ran and grabbed his dad and himself a helmet. Once the water rose high enough they would have been able to move the torpedo because they are designed to be only slightly negatively buoyant. 

    All things you would think Submarine Pirates would be familiar with, scuba gear and torpedoes but I guess they know more about Atlantean technology.

    206 votes
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    312 VOTES

    Wonder Woman Should Know What Marriage Is

    Wonder Woman Should Know What Marriage Is
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    From Redditor /u/Ottomanmeth:

    [Wonder Woman] Diana can recite Socrates in Ancient Greek, yet she doesn't know what marriage is?

    This is utter nonsense since Socrates talked about marriage a lot.

    312 votes
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    242 VOTES

    Zod Didn't Need To Read Lois' Mind

    Zod Didn't Need To Read Lois' Mind
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    From Redditor /u/kromagnon:

    Why did they bring Lois back to Zods ship with Superman?

    It's implied in the movie that they extracted some information about Clark from her mind because she says something to the effect of "Sorry, I didn't mean to tell them but, they read my mind." But we find out that is completely pointless because Clark responds with "It's OK, they did the same thing to me."

    If you could read Superman's mind, why would they even bother picking up Lois and locking her up in a room where she had access to f*ck with their computer?

    Also, Zod has already decided that they need to kill all the humans and make a new Krypton. Why do they bother locking Lois up? Why wouldn't they just kill her?

    You can read the full theory here.

    242 votes
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    234 VOTES

    Superman Shouldn't Need Batman To Save Martha

    Superman Shouldn't Need Batman To Save Martha
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    From Redditor /u/946789987649:

    Seemingly Superman can sense people around the world (as he found Lois so far away and managed to come and save her in time), why did he then need Batman to save his Mum? Could he not find her himself, save her, and then go catch Lex all before the hour was up?

    234 votes
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    273 VOTES

    Wonder Woman Couldn't Have Been Born

    Wonder Woman Couldn't Have Been Born
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    From Redditor /u/HeartOfAhriman:

    Was just watching Wonder Woman and in the beginning when Hippolyta is explaining how Themyscira came to be to Diana she says two things that caught me off guard. One, she tells Diana that she wanted a daughter so badly that she sculpted her from clay and begged Zeus to give her life. Then two, during the explanation of Themyscira she literally says that Zeus created Themyscira with his dying breath. So my point is how in the hell did he bring life to Diana? He was dead before she was even an idea.

    273 votes