Crime doesn't pay, and in the world of DC superhero films, it usually ends in some sort of karmic justice. Whether it be General Zod duking it out with Superman or Ares dueling Wonder Woman, most DC villains are so driven by their beliefs that they don't turn back when it leads to a dead end. To live by the sword is to die by the sword, and to live by a twisted sense of justice is to have that same set of rules applied to yourself, ultimately leading to your doom.
In real life, villains don't always get what they deserve. It seems like more often than not, the worst among us live lavish lives of luxury. That's why it's so cathartic to turn to the world of superheroes and see a villain actually face consequences for their actions. Below are a set of the most poetic, cathartic, and satisfying villain demises and punishments in DC's cinematic output.