While they have not crossed over with the Rangers in the way that the Ben 10, and even the Yu-Gi-Oh, characters have, the members of the Justice League are still a part of the history of the Gray Lake Continuity. Young Justice is not part of the continuity at all, as that's a seperate universe.
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Batman, otherwise known as Bruce Wayne, was a Gotham City vigilante who rose up to fight gangsters, costumed criminals, metahuman threats, and eventually even gods, alternate universe despots and intergalactic tyrants.
Bruce Wayne was born to the wealthy Wayne family, the son of Thomas and Martha Wayne. Young Bruce Wayne would often watch the television adventures of the Gray Ghost with his father; Bruce would take many ideas from this show later.
On the way home from seeing the film The Mark of Zorro, Bruce watched as his parents were gunned down by a mugger. Some say that Bruce died that night with his parents, and in his place, Batman was born. Batman later told Wonder Woman that he hadn't been a "kid" since that day.Young Master Bruce was taken home to Wayne Manor, where he was raised by the Waynes' faithful guardian and butler, Alfred Pennyworth.
Bruce learned many arts and sciences with the goal of eliminating the crime that took his parents from him. He learned from masters in their fields, such as escape artistry from Zatara and martial arts from Yoru Sensei in Japan and The Master in Nanda Parbat. While he trained with Zatara, he and his mentor's daughter Zatanna became very close (the two would go on to work together in the Justice League).
Bruce very nearly gave up his plan to become a force for justice in the night when he nearly found happiness with Andrea Beaumont. When Andrea walked out of his life, he became even more determined and dove headfirst onto the path of becoming Batman.
One day while Bruce was exploring the recently discovered bat-infested caverns below Wayne Manor, Alfred informed him that Andrea would be leaving both he and Gotham behind. Recalling the omen of bats bursting from the belly of the caverns, when he decided to give up his life as a crime-fighter to be with Andrea, Bruce set up an appropriate identity to strike fear into the hearts of "superstitious and cowardly" criminals. He donned a suit made to look like a giant bat and built his secret headquarters, the Batcave, in the caverns below the Manor.
Some time after this, he would be reunited with the woman who almost prevented Batman. After being accused of murdering several members of the Valestra gang, Batman was able to determine that the real assassin, the Phantasm, was actually his former love Andrea Beaumont. When he confronted her, who was in a heated battle with the Joker, she said that vengeance was all she had left before she disappeared with a detained Joker as an abandoned theme park exploded in their wake.
Eventually, Bruce took in Dick Grayson as his ward after Dick's parents were killed. He eventually took Dick as his partner, Robin.
Bruce would later invite Dick's friend Johnny Hart to move into Wayne Manor, impressed by his deductive skills. Johnny would eventually become the hero Nightman, and later, KnighStar.
Batman spent years keeping the people of Gotham City safe from common criminals and bizarre villains. He had several partners and occasional imitators, such as Batwoman, but his most common partner was Barbara Gordon, who had officially taken the job at his side as Batgirl. While on another mission, Batman would rescue the young Tim Drake from Two-Face, who had made an attempt to kill the boy. The young boy found himself inspired by Bruce's desire to stand up to people like Two-Face. In combination with his own rebellious nature, Tim would unwittingly steal the Robin costume from the Batcave and take up the mantle as the second Robin. Receiving Tim as his new sidekick, Batman gave the young boy three rules: "Rule number one: You give me everything you've got. Rule number two: Then you give me more. And rule number three: I make the rules."
For a short amount of time, Dick Grayson returned to Gotham as Nightwing to assist his former mentor. While he was a welcome addition, the two of them never truly seemed to forget the argument that caused Dick to leave. Despite this, the partnership remained stable. Nightwing would spend a decent amount of time in Gotham, but he would later leave to establish himself in another city.
Batman would later find himself in Metropolis, having followed the Joker to the city. While his long-time nemesis struck a deal with Lex Luthor, Batman would find himself working with Superman to thwart the plot. After foiling the Joker's plans to kill the Man of Steel and destroy Metropolis, he would return to the city a couple of times to stop villains from his own rogue's gallery. He would also form an unlikely partnership with the young Static when another case brought the heroes into one another's home city. While these two partnerships did not usually start off well, Batman would eventually learn to respect their abilities and would trust both of them with his secret identity.
Batman had also worked with other superheroes, such as the demon Etrigan and the Creeper.
It is later revealed that Batman was acquainted with many more of the world's greatest heroes. This group of heroes would later come together to foil an alien plot to take over Earth. Forming a new partnership, they became the founding members of the Justice League.
Over the course of a few months, Batman had detected several security breaches in Wayne Tech's deep-space monitoring network. While investigating the Wayne Tech Metropolis sub-station, he encountered three scientists speaking a strange language. These scientists tampered with the station's antenna and, when confronted, displayed superhuman strength and resilience. Though Superman arrived to assist, he was incapacitated by J'onn J'onzz' telepathic contact, while Batman was unable to prevent the scientists from destroying the antenna. After the antenna's destruction, Superman gave Batman a signal watch to call him for help if he needed it. Batman tracked the scientists to an abandoned S.T.A.R. Labs facility where he found the scientists being held in stasis pods. He was attacked by a shape-shifting sentry and rendered unconscious, but not before signaling Superman with the watch.
Superman found the unconscious Batman at the S.T.A.R. Labs facility, just as a meteor crashed to Earth in Metropolis Park. Superman left Batman with an ambulance crew and flew off to investigate the meteor. Just as the medic was about to look under Batman's mask, he reached up and grabbed her hand, saying "Don't even think about it."
When the Imperium's attack walker emerged from the meteor, incapacitated Superman and began raining destruction down on Metropolis, Batman took off in the Batwing, which he seemed to have summoned while lying on the gurney. Batman began firing missiles on the walker, and then two more walkers emerged from the meteor. When military air and armor units arrived on the scene, Batman followed Superman, who had mysteriously left the battle without explanation.
Batman tracked Superman to a military base in the mountains outside Metropolis where they found more humans in stasis pods and the imprisoned J'onn J'onzz. After freeing J'onzz and learning of the Imperium, the trio were stopped by Imperium forces posing as military personnel. Outnumbered, Batman fled with the incapacitated J'onzz in the Batwing while Superman covered their escape. The Batwing was pursued by Imperium craft and shot down, but rescued by John Stewart and Hawkgirl before the crippled Batwing crashed. Batman witnessed the other heroes battling the Imperium craft and the appearance of Wonder Woman. The Flash arrived at the end of the battle, having retrieved the Batwing's severed wing. After J'onzz informed the assembled heroes of the Imperium's invasion of Mars, their eventual defeat and their inadvertent release by Earth astronauts, the Imperium's factories began manufacturing smoke to block out the sun's rays.
The heroes split up to disable the factories. Batman went to Giza, Egypt with Wonder Woman and J'onzz. The trio infiltrated the factory and found the Ion Matrix Crystal, a vital component of the plant. Batman and Wonder Woman provided a diversion to allow J'onzz to remove the crystal. As he removed the crystal, J'onzz was incapacitated by Imperium forces. Batman then covered Wonder Woman and J'onzz's escape from the plant, but was himself trapped inside and cornered by Imperium forces. J'onzz reported that Batman was dead, but in truth, he had mentally shielded Batman to prevent the Imperium forces from detecting him.
Batman remained hidden until the Imperium arrived on Earth. He then revealed himself and reversed the ion charge in the Ion Matrix Crystal, causing the plant to burn off the smoke it had been producing. With the sun shining again, the heroes defeated the Imperium and freed their human prisoners, then mopped up the remaining Imperium forces around the globe.
Inspired by a general's speech about vigilance and the possible return of the invaders, Batman had the Watchtower constructed by Wayne Enterprises, hiding the funding as a "line item in the aerospace R&D budget." Batman invited the other six heroes who had repelled the invaders to the station. With this, the seven heroes formed the Justice League. Claiming he wasn't a "people person", Batman did not officially join the League, though he did offer to be on call when the League needed his help.
Batman was quick to place himself in danger, despite the awe-inspiring powers of his teammates. During the Atlantis Usurpation, Batman put a stop to the melting of the polar ice caps. On another occasion, Batman single-handedly defeated five dangerous criminals before being surprised by an Amazon-trained criminal while managing to take her necklace as a clue to her identity.
During his time with the Justice League, Batman showed his distrust of Superman. After Superman was brainwashed by Darkseid, Batman began carrying a piece of Kryptonite, which he acquired from Lex Luthor. However, Batman still held a deep respect for the Man of Steel, especially after he had seemingly died at the hands of Toyman. But, regardless of his respect, Batman remained stubborn in his disbelief in Superman's death, and refused to mourn for him for quite a while.
During the Thanagarian Invasion of Earth, Batman was forced to reveal his identity to his teammates and provide the Batcave as a temporary meeting place and battleground when the Thanagarians tried to take them down. After successfully retaking the Watchtower from Thanagarian forces, Batman piloted the Watchtower through the Earth's atmosphere in an attempt to plunge it into a Hyperspace Bypass, a city-wide machine that would generate a wormhole through Earth. As Batman lost consciousness due to the heat surrounding him, Superman rescued him as the Watchtower destroyed the Bypass.
With the Watchtower's destruction and Hawkgirl's resignation from the League, Batman and the five other members reformed the Justice League with a new Watchtower and an expanded roster of heroes. Batman was instrumental in recruiting Green Arrow who, along with other human Justice League members, helped keep the League from becoming an autonomous metahuman army. He also succeeded in demonstrating to Amanda Waller that Cadmus was being used as a tool to further Lex Luthor's personal agenda to discredit and destroy the Justice League.
Waller was so impressed with Batman that she created Project Batman Beyond to ensure that the world would always have a Batman.
Batman's partnerships would end following Robin's kidnapping by the Joker and Harley Quinn. Tracking them to the abandoned Arkham Asylum, the Joker revealed that he had brainwashed and genetically altered Tim to resemble the Joker, in an effort to have his own son, and had learned Batman's secret identity. Vowing to break the Joker, the Dark Knight and the Clown Prince of Crime had their final fight. In the end, however, the Joker was killed by Tim with a weapon intended for Batman. After Tim was mentally restored by Doctor Leslie Thompkins, Batman forbade him from ever being Robin again, and later ended his partnership with Batgirl.
In his middle age, suffering from the effects of a hard life of crime-fighting, Batman developed a powered suit that augmented his physical abilities and allowed him to continue the never-ending battle for a while longer. At this time, his corporate rivalry with Derek Powers began, and Wayne Enterprises resisted a bid for corporate takeover.
Injuries suffered through the long decades of physical punishment and an ailing heart finally took their toll, and even the suit couldn't compensate any longer. While attempting to rescue his old friend Veronica Vreeland's daughter Bunny from kidnappers, Batman suffered from a mild heart attack and was forced to point a gun at a common thug to save Bunny and himself. After being forced to rely on the weapon of his parents' cowardly murderer, Batman was ashamed and vowed to never again wear the cowl.
When Bruce hung up the mantle of Batman, Gotham City was without a Dark Knight for twenty years. Bruce became a recluse, shut off in Wayne Manor. During one of his yearly pilgrimages to the spot where his parents were murdered, he met a dog that he saved from a Jokerz; Bruce took the dog in and named him Ace. Bruce also withdrew from the day-to-day operations of Wayne Enterprises, a decision that left the company vulnerable to a takeover by Derek Powers and caused Bruce much regret.
Chance brought teenaged Terry McGinnis to the gates of Wayne Manor, where he learned of Bruce's past secret life. After Terry suffered the loss of his father, Bruce reluctantly agreed to allow him to take up mantle of Batman. He then served as a mentor and informant for the successor to his legacy.
For years, Bruce coordinated with Terry, supplying advice and direction from the Batcave while Terry worked in the field. He also ran the labs and developed new gadgets for Terry to use in the new crusade against crime. During their adventures, Bruce would help Terry defeat modern adversaries and even some of his own rogues, such as Mr. Freeze, Ra's al Ghul, and the Joker, reborn through a chip implanted in Tim Drake all those years ago.
The elderly Bruce occasionally ventured into the field to support Terry. His sense of duty and self-sacrifice ever present, he once donned a suit of armor to rescue Terry from Inque, despite Inque's metahuman power and the strain produced on his already-damaged heart.
At some time after the arrest of Paxton Powers Bruce took back control of Wayne-Powers renaming it Wayne Enterprises. After regaining control of the company he took the position of CEO and Chairman of the Board. Subsequently, he and Terry had to cope with the return of his greatest enemy The Joker and an attempt by Jordan Pryce to seize control of the company and kill Bruce. These problems were dealt with and presumably Bruce returned to day to day business operations.
As Bruce continued to age, he suffered a kidney failure. When it was discovered that Terry was not just a suitable donor but a perfect one, their relationship reached its weakest point; Terry, like Dick Grayson before him, felt betrayed, manipulated and outright used. He set off to uncover the truth from someone willing to reveal it.
Terry confronted Amanda Waller and learned the truth about his heritage. Years earlier, Waller realized the world would always need a Batman. Taking fate into her own hands (unbeknownst to Bruce), she gathered a sample of Bruce's DNA, after a battle that left Batman in need of medical attention. Using her Cadmus connections, Waller injected a nanotech solution into Warren McGinnis that would replicate his genetic material into an exact copy of Bruce's. Thus, Terry was born, Bruce's biological son, sharing half his genetic code.
Terry returned to Wayne Manor with a new sense of purpose. Bruce wondered about the fate of Gotham, and Terry replied, "I've got it covered. Always." Their relationship seemed repaired; Bruce had truly become the father Terry had lost long ago.
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Dick Grayson was the original Robin, the sidekick to Batman. In adulthood, he struck out on his own as Nightwing.
Dick is a former member of the Flying Graysons acrobatic family in Haley's Circus. Dick and his parents performed nightly with their death defying high wire acts. When the circus came to Gotham City, the gangster, Tony Zucco tried to extort protection money out of the owner, but he refused to cooperate. In retaliation, Zucco sabotaged their high-wire trapeze act, staging an "accident" that ended in the death of Dick's parents. Bruce Wayne, who helped to get the circus to town, was in the audience and witnessed these events unfold. Wayne arranged with Commissioner Gordon of the Police Department to become the 10-year-old' boy's legal guardian. However, in the rather large and empty Wayne Manor, Dick became more and more detached. Alfred Pennyworth brought this to Wayne's attention, who was in his fledgling years as Batman, and had little time to spend with Dick. Eventually, Dick went out on his own and tracked down Zucco but was caught. Batman saved Dick and took him back to the Batcave, where he revealed his secret to Dick.
After personally training Grayson, Wayne allowed him to become his partner, Robin. Dick, apparently worked with Batman consistently well into his college years. Thereafter, he became Batman's semi-regular partner continuing to work with Batman on a limited basis but, also dividing his time between crime-fighting and college. Nine years after his parent's deaths, Tony Zucco resurfaced in Gotham City, putting Robin to the test. Batman forbade Robin from going after him. Robin promptly disobeyed and tracked Zucco on his own. He finally found Zucco, but, Robin ultimately refused to kill Zucco and turned him over to the authorities. While Dick had thought that Bruce was simply cold hearted; Bruce got surprisingly emotional and he admitted that he didn't want Robin going after Zucco for fear of Robin being hurt or killed as a result. However, this would not be the last time Batman and Robin disagreed with each other. After graduating Gotham State University with highest honors, Grayson decided it was time for a change. A trust fund set up by the circus would keep him afloat indefinitely. The last straw was Grayson discovering that Wayne knew Barbara Gordon, his girlfriend, was Batgirl, and never told him. Grayson relinquished the mantle of Robin and left Gotham to travel the world and find himself.
While attending Gotham U, Dick met a fellow student named Johnny Hart. Like himself, Johnny was an orphan, but he hadn't been as lucky as Dick had been. The two quickly became friends. Soon, Johnny, through some of his own detective work, deduced that Dick was Robin. He also deduced that Bruce was Batman. Johnny kept both of these secrets until after graduation.
After graduating from college, Dick had a falling out with Batman over the tactics he used. He consequently left Gotham City and traveled the globe from studying various martial arts and crime-fighting techniques. At the same time, Bruce invited Johnny to move into Wayne Manor. Around this time, he also gained access to a sizable insurance settlement which allowed him to be self sufficient. After a few years of world traveling and training, he returned to Gotham City. He rejoined Batman's campaign as Nightwing, but his relationships with Batman and Batgirl became somewhat strained. He was surprised to learn Johnny had taken on his own heroic identity, that of Nightman. In spite of this, he continued to work semi-regularly with Batman's crime fighting team. He worked with Batman to trick Catwoman into revealing the location of a stolen gem. He also helped get to the bottom of the Joker's fortune.
As Nightwing, Grayson has established himself an equal to Batman.
However, Grayson eventually left Gotham to establish himself in the city of Blüdhaven. Nightwing was active into late age protecting his new city. Nightman would soon join him there, briefly, before returning to Gotham. They were full time partners during this time, a partnership that resumed when Dick returned to Gotham, but not to Wayne Manor. He would move into his own apartment, closer to Barbara Gordon.
Soon after, the Imperium, a race of alien parasites, invaded Earth. Batman called upon Nightwing and Nightman to help fight them. With the Imperium threat ended, the eleven super heroes who joined forces to stop them became the founding members of the Justice League. The League roster expanded after a second invasion, by the Thanagarians.
Soon after, the League had to fight a powerful monster, known as Doomsday. Nightwing and Nightman were assigned to move innocent people out of danger. But Doomsday arrived in their area, and Nightman was severely injured. He was taken back to the Watchtower for treatment. Despite treatment from the mysterious Starbrand, Johnny slipped into a coma. Dick never left his bed, despite the loss of Superman, at Doomsday's hands.
Johnny awoke, gaining powers from the treatment Starbrand gave him. But Dick's bedside duties weren't done. Dick was considering proposing to Barbara, when her life was changed by a single bullet. The Joker shot her through the spine, when he kidnapped her father. Dick remained by her side in the hospital, while Bruce and Johnny, now calling himself KnightStar, went after the Joker. In the end, a new hero, Azrael, subdued the Clown Prince of Crime, nearly killing him. With Barbara now paralyzed, Dick would help her set up computers in an old clocktower, while secretly envying Johnny's new powers.
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Superman, birth name Kal-El and adopted name Clark Kent, was the premiere hero on Earth, often considered the first among equals of the founding members of the Justice League.
The infant Kal-El was sent to Earth by his parents, Jor-El and Lara, prior to the destruction of their home planet, Krypton. Kal-El's capsule landed near Smallville, Kansas, where he was found by Jonathan and Martha Kent. The Kents adopted the young Kryptonian, naming him "Clark", after Martha's maiden name.
Clark began to discover his powers while growing up in Smallville, and was sometimes frustrated by his need to hide them from the public.
When Clark encountered Cosmic Boy, Saturn Girl, and Chameleon Boy from the future superhero team, the Legion of Super-Heroes, he did not use his powers very much. During this incident, he aided the trio in stopping Brainiac (from the 30th century) from destroying the Legion of Super-Heroes by killing Clark before he could become Superman. However, after Clark said his goodbyes to the team, Saturn Girl removed all memory of the events of that period from his mind. Nevertheless, this incident depicted all the strength and courage Clark would imbue as Superman.
As an adult, Clark moved to Metropolis and found employment as a reporter for the Daily Planet. In keeping with his civilian identity of Clark Kent, Superman maintained a high rise apartment and automobile of his own. Additionally, Clark Kent often ate even though Superman received his sustenance from the yellow sun, and did not require food. Even beyond eating for the sake of appearances, as he's done so his entire life with his friends and family, he had become accustomed to food and drink, and even occasionally enjoyed them in private, especially pizza and root beer floats.
Regarding the dual nature of his identity, Superman explained that he needed to be Clark to keep him sane and his adoptive father Pa Kent reinforced that "Superman just helps out now and then." Even during the peak of his notoriety as Superman while serving as the face of the Justice League, his deepest fantasy is shown to be living the life of a farmer with a wife and son. In his fantasy, he never dons the Superman identity, and doesn't even possess any of his superpowers.
An early appearance in costume, saving a young girl, attracted the attention of Lois Lane — as the story replaced one of her own. It was Lois who subsequently gave Clark's costumed persona the name "Superman." Superman gave Lois an exclusive interview, his motivation being to alleviate public fears by ensuring that people knew where he came from and why he was here — or, as his adoptive mother put it, so that people wouldn't think he was like "that nut from Gotham City."
Shortly after his arrival in Metropolis, Superman met Lex Luthor, who would become one of his greatest and most persistent adversaries, and defeated terrorist John Corben. In the following months, a variety of costumed criminals — some with metahuman abilities — began to appear in Metropolis to oppose the Man of Steel. A by-no-means complete list would include the Toyman, the Parasite, Livewire, Metallo, Bizarro, Volcana, and Luminus.
Superman would also encounter various beings who, like himself, hailed from other worlds, such as the renowned bounty hunter Lobo and the warrior queen Maxima, or even other dimensions, like the mischievous imp Mxyzptlk. He would even meet a few fellow survivors of Krypton: the Phantom Zone-exiled Jax-Ur and Mala, and — most chillingly — the artificial intelligence known as Brainiac.
Even as his roster of enemies continued to swell, Superman would also encounter many individuals whom he would come to consider staunch allies: the Flash, Batman, Dr. Fate, Steel, Aquaman, Robin, and the Green Lantern Kyle Rayner. He also discovered, on Krypton's sister world Argo, a young woman who would become not only a loyal ally but also a new (if adoptive) family member: Supergirl.
In time, Superman would also come into periodic contact with beings from the planet Apokolips, the realm of the malevolent entity who would become another of the Man of Tomorrow's most dangerous opponents: Darkseid. It was the diabolical Lord of Apokolips who would deal Superman many of his most humbling defeats; these included killing Superman's friend Dan Turpin, and brainwashing the Man of Steel and manipulating him into leading an assault on Earth. Although Superman recovered himself and defeated Darkseid, the immense damage to his reputation with Earth's populace was harder to repair. It would be some time before Superman could regain the people's trust entirely. In spite of this, he would continue his never-ending battle for truth and justice, although he would soon find that he would not need to continue it alone.
After responding to the Imperium invasion, Superman joined with Batman, Green Lantern, Flash, Wonder Woman, Hawkgirl, and J'onn J'onzz to form the Justice League. During this time, Superman and the Justice League would have many adventures, such as defeating Mongul on War World and exposing Lex Luthor as a criminal. Two of the more significant adventures for Superman would involve meeting an alternate universe team of the Justice League called the Justice Lords and face off once more against Darkseid and Brainiac, who were seemingly destroyed by Superman. Both events would come back to haunt Superman in time.
During the Thanagarian invasion, Superman and the other founding members (minus Hawkgirl) were imprisoned, but managed to escape thanks to Wonder Woman. Going underground, Batman revealed that he knew Superman and Flash's secret identities, and told them to meet at Wayne Manor. After Hawkgirl gave them information on the Thanagarians' plans to build a Hyperspace Bypass Generator, Superman helped assault Hro Talak's mothership, but left to save Batman, who was driving the Watchtower into the Generator. With the threat passed, the Justice League debated on whether or not to allow Hawkgirl to stay. Superman wanted to believe her, but he feared the risk of further betrayal. Ultimately, Superman broke the tie...allowing Hawkgirl to stay in the League. However, Hawkgirl resigned before they could announce their decision. After that, the founding members reorganized the League and recruited the majority of Earth's costumed heroes, in what became loosely known as Justice League Unlimited.
After a faux U.S. Presidential bid by Lex Luthor, Superman and the Justice League found themselves at odds with Project Cadmus. Cadmus was formed after the brainwashed Superman's invasion of Earth and the Justice Lords incident, and claimed its only goal was the defense of humanity. However, several members of Cadmus would have their own personal agendas separated from the alleged greater goal. Ultimately, Luthor hijacked the Watchtower's binary fusion cannon, making it appear as though the Justice League was responsible for attacking Cadmus' base. Superman decided that the best way to lower tensions was to turn themselves over to the government. However, Batman convinced Amanda Waller that Luthor was responsible. Confronting Luthor, Brainiac revealed that he was in control of Luthor, and merged with him. Flash managed to destroy Brainiac, but appeared to die in the process. Though he nearly killed Luthor, Superman realized that he wasn't a Justice Lord. After that, Superman decided that the Justice League had to be disbanded, but an impassioned speech by Green Arrow convinced him that the world needed the Justice League, and that the League needed Superman. The outpour of appreciation also convinced Superman that he had regained the trust he had lost after being brainwashed by Darkseid, and Superman stayed on.
Luthor became obsessed with resurrecting the destroyed Brainiac, going so far as to overthrow Gorilla Grodd as the leader of a virtual army of super-villains that Luthor would now use as his pawns. Brainiac's thought patterns were now intermingled with Luthor's, tempting the obsessed human with their knowledge and power. In his mad quest to resurrect Brainiac, Luthor would instead bring Darkseid back to life by accident. Darkseid launched a final massive attack against Earth, which required the mobilization of the Justice League's entire extended roster. After an incredible fistfight, Darkseid resorted to a secret weapon to disable Superman, but before Darkseid could complete his victory, he was diverted by Luthor, who had found the prized Anti-Life Equation. Superman's two greatest enemies disappeared in a flash of brilliant light and have yet to be seen again in the present day.
Recently, the League was called upon to stop the creature called Doomsday. Many League members were injured, trying to stop him. Even Superman had a hard time stopping the monster, and in the end, both Superman and Doomsday were killed. The League mourned the loss of it's greatest member. Luthor, however, had other plans, and unleashed two clones of his greatest foe. The first was a teenager, who believed himself to be the real Superman, and hated being called Superboy. Unfortunately, he had none of Superman's manners, and was extremely flirtatious, trying to get any woman he encountered on a better level. He was quickly taken into League Custody. The second was called The Eradicator, and claimed to be another Kryptonian, come not to help mankind but to eradicate it. He proved to be a true challenge for the League, especially since he also had Brainiac's DNA.. Not even the mysterious and powerful hero Starbrand could stop him.
Thankfully, there was one hero who could. Supergirl had taken her cousin's body to his Fortress of Solitude. While there, Superman healed his injuries and began to awaken from death. Though he was not completely re-powered and had to use a Kryptonian battle armor suit to return to Metropolis. Brainiac's DNA interfaced with the battle armor, which was depowered thanks to Superman's quick thinking. He eradicated the Eradicator, and reclaimed his rightful place as Earth's greatest hero.
Superman was captured by the Preserver, an alien who collected creatures that were the last of their species. He managed to escape and brought the creatures he was imprisoned with to his Fortress of Solitude. One of these creatures, a starfish-like parasite, seized control over Superman in the 2040s and held sway over him for several years.
Controlled by the parasite, Superman attempted to destroy the Justice League Unlimited and take over Earth. However, through the efforts of Bruce Wayne, Terry McGinnis, and the League, the parasite was defeated and Superman regained control of himself. Terry McGinnis told Superman that he declined his offer to join the Justice League. Proud of Terry, Superman told Terry that he was like Bruce Wayne.
The older Bruce Wayne made comments that suggested Superman's Kryptonian DNA had slowed his aging (he was still an old man, but looked closer to being 50, than near his 80's). Whether this had detrimental effects on Superman's relationship with Lois Lane or upon his Clark Kent identity is unknown.
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Wonder Woman, known also as Diana of Themyscira, was the princess of the Amazons and one of the original seven founders of the Justice League. She was exiled after bringing outsiders to Themyscira but was later welcomed back and made ambassador for her home.
Diana began life as a clay sculpture. Her mother, Hippolyta, Queen of the Amazons, breathed life into her so that she might have a child of her own. Diana later discovered that she had been sculpted by not just her mother, but also by her mother's lover, Hades. Diana had the chance to verify this information, but turned the chance down because she "knew who raised [her]."
Diana grew up as the princess of her people, beloved by everyone on the island. However, when "Man's World" came under attack by the Imperium, she proposed to Hippolyta that they send help. When Hippolyta refused to intervene, however, Diana still felt it was her duty to help. In the dead of night, Diana slipped into the Temple of Athena and took the goddess' magic armor. Urged on by the distress call of the Martian J'onn J'onzz, Diana left Themyscira and traveled to where she felt the summons originating.
Diana arrived in the canyon along with Hawkgirl, Green Lantern, and the Flash and took part in the battle there, even saving Hawkgirl's life from one of the fighter-crafts. She was instantly noticed for her beauty and revealing armor, most notably by Flash. However, she was also seen as merely a newcomer to fighting as a hero. Green Lantern even referred to her as the "rookie in the tiara."
Diana joined the other six individuals to combat the Imperium, first joining Batman and J'onn to destroy one of the invaders' factories in Egypt. The attack seemingly resulted in Batman's demise, forcing Diana and J'onn to meet Green Lantern and Flash in Metropolis in order to rescue the captured Superman and Hawkgirl. However, they too were captured soon after.
During the Imperium's torture of J'onn, Batman arrived, alive and well, to reverse the effects of the factory. Diana was freed of her bonds and punctured large holes in the building, letting the sunlight in to destroy the invaders. When the Imperium attempted to escape, Diana used her lasso to hold the ship down. After being hit by a laser cannon, Hawkgirl smashed her mace into the shuttle, buying time for Diana to regain control of the ship while the Thanagarian delivered the final blow.
Due to her efforts on behalf of Earth during the invasion, Diana was invited aboard the Watchtower, and she took part in the formation of the Justice League alongside Superman, Batman, Flash, Green Lantern, and J'onn.
Diana took on the name Wonder Woman and continued to serve with the League, working on missions such as assisting Aquaman in keeping control of Atlantis from his brother. However, eight months after the League's formation, Diana began to have second thoughts about leaving her mother and sisters. Believing that she at least owed Hippolyta an explanation for her actions, Diana decided to return to Themyscira.
However, when she arrived there, Diana found her home in ruins and her fellow Amazons turned to stone, including her mother. The one responsible turned out to be Felix Faust, who claimed to have come to the island in search of ultimate knowledge. Faust struck a deal with Diana, agreeing to restore the Amazons if she retrieved a series of mystical artifacts scattered across the globe. Feeling she had no alternative, Diana agreed.
After successfully locating one of the artifacts and destroying much of the museum in a battle with a giant colossus, Diana was confronted by Superman about her behavior. Reluctantly, she agreed to allow him, J'onn, and Flash to assist her in locating the other relics. While they performed this task, however, Batman gathered information on Faust. He revealed that the relics together made a key which would unlock the gates of Tartarus and release the god Hades from his prison.
Despite this information, Diana took the relics and returned to Themyscira. However, just as Faust was about to double-cross her, Superman, J'onn, Flash, and Batman revealed themselves and fought the sorcerer. Faust, however, still managed to escape, taking the key and Hippolyta with him.
After Faust released Hades from Tartarus, Diana and the other League members fought Hades and an army of undead warriors that the god summoned to attack them. Diana freed her mother and then pried the key from its lock. Her actions destroyed it, causing everything to be hurled into Tartarus. Hades attempted to drag Hippolyta through the gate with him, but Diana was able to rescue her while Hades and the remains of Faust were thrown back to the dead world.
Though Diana had saved Themyscira, with the help of the other League members, she had broken the sacred law that forbade anyone from bringing outsiders to the island. Because of her actions, Hippolyta was forced to banish Diana from Themyscira. Diana, though visibly shaken, accepted her exile and departed with the Justice League.
Diana continued to work with the League, assisting on missions such as saving Gorilla City from destruction at the hands of Gorilla Grodd. She would, however, reunite briefly with her mother when Diana's adopted Amazon sister, Aresia, unleashed a poison meant to kill every man on Earth. Diana rescued Hippolyta after she was taken captive by Aresia and Tsukuri when she attempted to stop the rogue Amazon. Diana also defeated Aresia and the other woman was killed when her aircraft plummeted into the sea.
Some time later, Diana would witness the alteration of history at the hands of Vandal Savage, who influenced the events of World War II to his advantage. She traveled back in time with the rest of the League, sans Batman, to stop him. During this time, Diana met a man, Steve Trevor, who gave her her first taste of romance. After successfully stopping Savage and restoring the timeline, she visited an aged Trevor, who still remembered her as his "angel."
Diana continued to work as part of the League, but also began to venture into "Man's World" for reasons other than to protect it. This activity allowed her to befriend international celebrities such as Princess Audrey of Kaznia. She also discovered the identity of her fellow League member, Batman, around this time.
Soon after, when Superman was seemingly murdered in battle by Toyman, Diana very nearly killed the villain in revenge. She was only dissuaded by Flash when he reminded her that Superman would never have advocated murder. Diana attended the memorial service held for the Kryptonian, again briefly seeing her mother again just before the service began. She was visibly overjoyed when Superman returned, having actually been hurled forward in time.
After nearly two years with the Justice League, Diana had come to trust and rely on each of the other members. So when Hawkgirl betrayed the League to the Thanagarian forces, Diana felt particularly let down. Diana was subdued by an electromagnetic energy beam, and then subsequently tied up with her own lasso. She was, however, responsible for freeing the captured League as well. When she and the League were forced to go underground after their escape to hide from the Thanagarians, Diana joined Batman, whom she knew to be Bruce Wayne. After saving a pair of civilians from falling debris, Diana and Wayne were forced to hide in an Indian restaurant. While there, they were forced to engage in a deep kiss in order to conceal their faces from the pursuing Thanagarians.
After the League had successfully made their way to the Batcave beneath Wayne Manor in Gotham City, they were confronted by Hawkgirl, now known as Lieutenant Shayera Hol. Diana's bitterness toward her former ally was exceeded only perhaps by John Stewart's, and Diana was more than prepared to deal harshly with the other woman. However, Shayera instead provided them with technical readouts for the Hyperspace Bypass Generator, which had been previously thought to be a shield generator to protect Earth from the Gordanians, as well as returning Stewart's power ring.
Diana joined Superman and Green Lantern in infiltrating Commander Hro Talak's flagship in order to shut down the forcefield surrounding the Hyperspace Bypass Generator. During her battle with the Thanagarians on board the flagship, Diana stumbled across Shayera, who had been imprisoned for giving information to the League. Although still bitter about Shayera's betrayal, Diana released her.
After the battle, Diana participated in the debate about what to do concerning Shayera's continued status in the League. Still angry, Diana remained against Shayera staying among them, likely even voting to expel her. Diana's grudge against Shayera would continue for some time.
Diana participated in the expansion of the Justice League, eventually moving on board the new Watchtower. She even acquired an invisible jet for her own use. As the League grew to include over sixty new members, Diana served on the League's founding council and as a mission leader.
Diana remained busy in the wake of the League's expansion. She battled Mongul within the confines of Superman's Fortress of Solitude, receiving a vicious beating during the fight. She also accompanied Superman, Green Lantern, and Batman when Morgaine Le Faye transformed them into children in order to stop Mordred from taking over the world after he had banished all of the adults.
Another mission that Diana led included her leading Hawk and Dove to stop the god Ares from igniting a civil war in Kaznia through the use of a weapon known as the Annihilator. The weapon had been forged by Hephaestus, the god who had also created Diana's armor.
Shortly thereafter, Diana joined Batman on a stakeout to stop Intergang. While on the mission, they were intercepted by the sorceress Circe, who transformed Diana into a pig. Batman was forced to employ the help of Zatanna, but Diana soon broke loose, forcing him to seek the help of B'wana Beast to hunt her down. She wandered into a butchering factory where she was captured by the workers and almost butchered herself. However, Batman had struck a deal with Circe and the spell was reversed before any serious harm was done to Diana.
Diana continued to work on League missions, such as assisting in stopping the Dark Heart. She would, however, be forced to deal with old feelings of betrayal when Shayera returned to the ranks of the League. The relationship between the two women would remain hostile for some time, despite attempts from friends such as Flash to help them patch things up.
At this time, Diana received a command from Hermes, the messenger of the Olympians, to return to Themyscira and restore Hades to the throne of Tartarus, as he had been overthrown by Felix Faust. Knowing that she would be facing powerful magics, Diana broke into Shayera's quarters to steal the Thangarian's magic-resistant mace. Shayera, however, caught Diana and insisted on accompanying her to Themyscira.
When she and Shayera arrived on the island, Diana again came face-to-face with Hippolyta. After hearing of Diana's intentions, Hippolyta unlocked the full powers of Diana's armor. These powers included the lasso forcing people to tell the truth when they were wrapped in it, and others which Hippolyta stated that Diana would learn in due time. Diana and Shayera entered Tartarus and soon located Faust, only to be defeated. Choosing a different tactic, they instead sought out Hades and freed him before attacking Faust again. Neither Diana nor Hades were able to bring Faust down, as he had taken control of the Annihilator, but Diana was able to do so through the use of Shayera's mace. It was then that Hades revealed his hand in her existence, but Diana simply dismissed it.
Diana and Shayera left Tartarus and were welcomed by the Amazons. It was then that Hippolyta finally ended Diana's exile from Themyscira, despite the exile being decreed by the gods.
After Lex Luthor and Brainiac were defeated, the League reformed again, creating the Metro Tower and a new relationship started with the governments of the world in the aftermath of Project Cadmus. It was at this time that Hippolyta requested that Diana become the ambassador for Themyscira. However, Diana proved to be unskilled in diplomacy when she accidentally threatened other nations with a military action from Themyscira if their pollution continued to affect the island during a meeting over an exposed Viking ship due to the effects of global warming.
It was also during this time that Diana warned J'onn against his continued distance from humanity. She recommended that he spend time on Earth instead of staying on board the Watchtower all the time, coordinating League missions. Soon after, the Martian took Diana's advice.
Diana was also an unwitting contestant in Roulette's Glamor Slam. She faced off against four Justice League members: Hawkgirl, Vixen, Black Canary and Huntress. She proved a formidable foe for both Vixen and Hawkgirl, whom she defeated with relative ease. The mind-controlling signal in her communicator was stopped a split second before she bashed her opponents' skulls together.
During Darkseid's invasion of Earth, Diana was one of the many people who stood against him. She traveled to China along with Shining Knight, Vigilante, and Legion of Doom member Star Sapphire. During the battle, Diana was reunited with J'onn, who had in the past months married and taken up residence in the area.
Diana was last seen chasing after the Legion of Doom with the rest of the Justice League. She was still alive and active in some way during the 2040s.
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The Flash, real name Wally West, is commonly known as the "Fastest Man Alive", was a young and popular superhero from Central City and a founding member of the Justice League. Apart from his vast speed powers, Wally's most significant qualities were his approachability and his down-to-earth, quintessentially human nature — qualities that many said made him the "heart of the Justice League".
In his civilian life, Wally West worked as a forensic scientist with the Central City Police Department.
The precise circumstances of the incident in which Wally West gained his powers have never been fully revealed. It appears that Wally was the subject of a freak accident in which lightning struck a rack of chemicals in a laboratory. Somehow this combination endowed Wally with the fantastic speed powers for which he would become renowned.
Adopting the costumed identity of the Flash, Wally fought to protect the people of Central City from various threats, particularly those of the criminal variety. One such criminal was the extortionist Mark Mardon, who would later become known as the Weather Wizard. A variety of costumed villains, most employing high-tech equipment, would arise to challenge the Flash. Among these villains were Captain Cold, Captain Boomerang, the Mirror Master, the Trickster, the Turtle-Man, Abra Kadabra, Dr. Alchemy, Mr. Element, the Top, the Pied Piper, and Grodd.
In addition to dealing with the threat posed by his impressive Rogues' Gallery, the Flash also devoted his time and energies to public service and charitable activities. One significant charity event was the Flash's celebrated race with Superman, a challenge intended to determine which of the two heroes was truly worthy of the title, "Fastest Man Alive"
Along with Green Lantern, Hawkgirl, and Wonder Woman, Flash was one of the heroes summoned to aid Superman, Batman, and J'onn J'onzz in defeating the Imperium invasion. In the aftermath of that conflict, Superman suggested that the seven heroes band together to form the Justice League. Flash, appropriately enough, was the first to agree to Superman's proposal.
Wally served with distinction through the early phase of the Justice League's existence, although his sometimes brash and impulsive nature tended to clash with his teammate's personalities. At one point, the Flash went so far as to sign a lucrative endorsement deal hawking Lightspeed Energy Bars — a move whose motives of personal gain met with a certain disapproval from the other Leaguers.
During the Thanagarian invasion, before finding out their real intentions along with the rest of the league, Flash was annoyed by the fact that Hawkgirl had a fiancé who was "big and strong and ridiculously good looking," and he felt ticked off when Talak asked him to hold a sheep. Later, when the Thanagarians began hunting the League after their escape, Flash was reluctant to reveal his real name to the group, but Batman was already aware of it. He paired off with John Stewart when the League split up to make their way to Wayne Manor, in Gotham City. Later when Hawkgirl appeared to the rest of the League in the Batcave, Flash shared the group's hostility towards their former ally.
Flash assisted J'onn and Batman in retaking the Watchtower, but was ejected in an escape pod after Batman announced that he was going to direct the Watchtower into the Hyperspace Bypass generator. Despite his earlier bitterness, Flash was Hawkgirl's strongest advocate in the debate to keep her in the League in the wake of the invasion. He was also the only one to offer her any sort of goodbye, other than Green Lantern.
After the Justice League expanded, Flash devoted more of his time to protecting Central City, instead of participating in League activities on a full-time basis. Nonetheless, Flash still sat alongside his fellow founding members in providing oversight to the new, larger Justice League, and was involved in many of the League's other operations. For example, he assisted Big Barda and Mr. Miracle in freeing the latter's mentor, Oberon, while preventing a takeover of Apokolips that would have eventually led the planet to become a threat to Earth once again.
Perhaps Flash's most significant act as a Justice League member was the vital role he played in combating the combined Lex Luthor and Brainiac. With the other six Founders incapacitated, Flash took on the hybrid alone. In desperation, he pushed his powers to their limit, running as fast as he could around the world numerous times and tapping into the Speed Force in order to separate and defeat the two villains. As a result, Flash was very nearly pulled into the Speed Force, but was rescued by the teamwork of his teammates. The incident left Flash with the disturbing possibility that traveling that fast again might mean he would never come back.
Flash later teamed up with Hawkgirl, Fire, Captain Justice and the elder Blackhawks member Chuck Sirianni to fight Lex Luthor, Dr. Polaris, and The Key.
Flash eventually came to be so well-regarded by the people of Central City that a Flash Appreciation Day was held in his honor. The day's main event was the dedication of the Flash Museum, a shrine to the speedster's exploits. Several of his Rogues – Captain Boomerang, Captain Cold, the Trickster, and Mirror Master – attempted to kill Flash, but were stopped by Flash, Batman, and Orion. Even though the new museum was all but wrecked, the occasion still turned out to be a "good day," according to Flash.
On a later occasion, Flash accidentally switched brains with Lex Luthor and was forced to try to impersonate the villain. His attempts did not go well, but thanks to the assistance of his fellow League members, Flash was eventually switched back to normal.
During Darkseid's final invasion of Earth, Flash was among the heroes who stood against him. He fought in Paris with Green Lantern and Giganta. After the battle and the disappearance of Lex Luthor and Darkseid, the Flash received a kiss from Giganta. He was last seen chasing after the remaining members of the Legion of Doom along with all the other members of the Justice League.
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John Stewart was recruited by the Green Lantern Corps and trained for ten years, before returning shortly after Abin Sur's death. He became a founding member of the Justice League. He is also the father of future JLU member Warhawk.
John Stewart left home to enlist in the United States Marine Corps at a fairly young age. Relatively little is known of John's military service, save that he met and befriended Rex Mason during that time.
After leaving the service, John Stewart was selected by the Guardians of the Universe to join the Green Lantern Corps. Early in his Corps career, John would train under the veteran Green Lantern Katma Tui.
As Sector 2814 was already under the protection of Green Lantern Abin Sur, John was eventually reassigned to another space sector. It was only several years later — following Abin Sur's demise at the hands of Sinestro — that John would return to his home sector. Abin Sur's designated successor, Kyle Rayner, would himself require training before being assigned a sector of his own. John Stewart was therefore sent to stand guard over Sector 2814, while Kyle Rayner was sent to Katma Tui for training.
Not long after John's homecoming, he would answer the fateful summons to join six other heroes in opposing the Imperium invasion. In the aftermath of that crisis, John readily agreed to Superman's suggestion that the seven heroes band together as the Justice League.
John was the focal point of one of the League's earliest missions. A detachment of Manhunter Robots were sent to Earth to take John into custody, to answer charges of inadvertently destroying an inhabited world. The League followed, ready to stand up for their comrade despite John's insistence that he be held accountable for his actions. The League was able to prove that John was innocent, and that the entire situation had been engineered by the Manhunters as part of a plot to exact revenge upon their former masters — the Guardians.
John continued to serve with distinction in the Justice League, forming a strong bond with his comrades. In particular, John grew closer to Hawkgirl; although the two clashed at first, their shared military/police backgrounds provided common ground, and in time the two became romantically involved.
This romantic attachment would be shattered by the Thanagarian invasion. Hawkgirl's apparent treachery, and apparent engagement to Thanagarian Commander Hro Talak, all but broke John's heart. Despite this, John remained with the Justice League through its expansion — although he at one point appealed, unsuccessfully, to the Guardians for reassignment.
However, John attempted to put himself back together and started seeing Justice League member Vixen. He also grew a goatee. While he attempted to make it seem as if he was over Shayera, other members on the Justice League noticed that this was not the case. To make things even more complicated for John, Shayera came out of hiding to stop Solomon Grundy after he had risen from the grave a second-time. When Solomon Grundy had been put to rest by Shayera, John angrily informed reporters that Shayera would be allowed back in the League.
Things didn't get any easier with Shayera back in Justice League. When the time traveler Chronos came back in time to steal Batman's utility belt, John, Wonder Woman and Batman chased him back to the Old West where they assisted him and a group of cowboys against Tobias Manning. Chronos managed to get away again but this time back to his own time where he warped it, resulting in the devastation of the Justice League of that time. The trio chased him again where they met up with the last members of the Justice League: Batman II, Static and Warhawk.
While there, John discovered his unsettling future: he would become the father of Warhawk, and the mother would be none other than Shayera Hol. After stopping Chronos and restoring the timeline back to normal, with Wonder Woman vanishing during the mission due to the tampering, Batman and John returned to their time, the only ones bearing the knowledge of what had happened.
With this knowledge, John became awkward around both Vixen and Shayera. It wouldn't be until over a year later that he would inform Shayera of his discovery, after witnessing himself of the reincarnation of Bashari in Egypt. However, John refused to be destiny's puppet and decided to stay with Vixen until he chose otherwise.
As one of the founding members of the League, John served as a voice of leadership within the organization throughout some of its most trying times, including the Cadmus crisis and the ongoing conflict with Grodd's Secret Society.
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Shayera Hol, known on Earth as Hawkgirl, was one of the founding members of the Justice League, and a member of the Thanagarian military. She played a key role in the Thanagarian invasion on both sides.
Shayera Hol was a lieutenant and an instructor in espionage on the planet Thanagar, engaged to be married to Thangarian Commander Hro Talak. She was sent in advance of the Thanagarian invasion as a scout to determine Earths weaknesses should Thanagar's enemies, the Gordanians, attack. Her cover story was that she was tracking criminals to their fortress when she was unexpectedly teleported to Earth.
Shayera eventually established herself on Earth and became known to the populace as Hawkgirl. During the Imperium invasion, Hawkgirl was telepathically summoned by J'onn J'onzz to assist in repelling the invaders. Hawkgirl was teamed with Superman to take out the aliens' factories, which propelled smoke into the air to block out the sun. They were unsuccessful and were both captured. J'onn, Wonder Woman, Flash and Green Lantern attempted to rescue the two but were themselves captured. The six heroes were held for the alien invaders leader. After Batman had successfully infiltrated the factory and reversed the smoke process, the group was able to free themselves and destroy the factory and its duplicates around the world. In fact, Hawkgirl was responsible for destroying the Imperium when he attempted to escape on board his personal shuttle craft.
Due to her efforts during the invasion, Hawkgirl was invited aboard the Watchtower, and formed the Justice League along with Batman, Superman, Wonder Woman, The Flash, Green Lantern and J'onn.
Hawkgirl would participate in the various missions with the Justice League, including the Manhunter threat to Oa, Vandal Savage's alteration of World War II, and Darkseid's attempt to kill Superman and remake the universe in his image.
During one such mission, after tracking Solomon Grundy and Aquaman to Dr. Fate, she discovered Fate's connection to Thanagar. Hawkgirl discovered along with Superman and Wonder Woman that the god Ichthultu, once worshiped on Thanagar, had come to Earth. Fate, Superman, Wonder Woman, Grundy and Hawkgirl traveled to Ichthultu's world. Here, Hawkgirl developed a friendship with Grundy. The friendship would be short-lived, however. After Solomon Grundy successfully entered Ichthultu's bowels and killed a monster inside, he was rendered immobilized. Hawkgirl followed him and finished Grundy's job for him, killing Ichthultu with a strike from her magic-disrupting mace. Solomon Grundy died in her arms shortly afterwards. What Hawkgirl never understood about this was why he was happy at the end, due to her lack of faith. Aquaman simply replied. "It's faith, Hawkgirl. You're not supposed to understand it. You just have it..."
During her time with the League, Hawkgirl developed a deep relationship with fellow member John Stewart. During Joker's bomb threat on Las Vegas, John rescued Hawkgirl and sacrificed himself in an explosion. His Power Ring's aura protected him, but the shock stopped his heart. With her mace, Hawkgirl restarted it and brought him back to the Watchtower against Batman's orders. After giving John proper medical treatment, she agreed to stay with him overnight on the Watchtower to make sure he recuperated. After John woke up, he talked to her about their relationship and the problems of fraternization within the team. They decided to go forward with the relationship yet remain professional.
This would be the first time Hawkgirl would ever show her face to a human when John lifted her mask up. The two engaged in a long kiss which began their relationship.
After a Gordanian vessel was shot down by the Thanagarians over Washington D.C., Hawkgirl's mission on Earth was complete. She had sent all of the data she had collected on Earth and the Justice League to the Thanagarians. It was determined that Earth would not be safe from a Gordanian attack and so construction began on a force field generator to protect the Earth, overseen by Thanagarian Paran Dul. Hawkgirl was then revealed to the entire planet as a spy. To make matters worse, especially for John Stewart, she revealed that she was engaged to the Thanagarians' commander, Hro Talak. These revelations created a rift between her and her teammates and caused significant damage to her relationship with John Stewart. Hawkgirl was firm in her duty to Thanagar and believed that the Thanagarians were acting in Earth's best interests. Lieutenant Shayera Hol.
When the Justice League resisted the occupation of Earth, she chose duty to her homeworld over loyalty to her League mates. The league was captured using Shayera's report of their weaknesses against them. When only John Stewart remained standing, Shayera chose duty over love, and rendered John unconscious with her mace as he was trying to appeal to her emotions. Within days of the League's escape, Shayera discovered the Thanagarians' true intentions. The device they were building was not a force field generator, but a Hyperspace Bypass Generator. The generator would create a wormhole in hyperspace, allowing the Thangarian armada to jump behind the Gordanians' defenses and attack their homeworld directly. This would destroy the Earth and everyone on it. Shayera stole this information and handed it directly to Bruce Wayne. She then returned John Stewart's Power Ring. Her betrayal was quickly discovered by Hro Talak's right-hand man, Kragger, and she was imprisoned. Talak then realized that Shayera was not in love with him but with John.Shayera fights Hro Talak.
Shayera was offered the chance to be released and pardoned for her treason, if she admitted that she did not love John. Shayera refused. Commenting that if he truly loved her, then he'd spare the Earth. During Shayera's imprisonment, the League made their assault on the armada and their captured Watchtower. When Wonder Woman infiltrated the vessel, she bitterly released Shayera. Shayera picked up a Thanagarian warriors discarded mace and flew off to confront Hro Talak. Shayera found Talak in the control room for the Bypass Generator's force field as he was about to kill John. Shayera successfully stopped his assault and turned his aggression on her. Shayera lost the fight and was pinned to a wall by Talak's energy axe. After Shayera begged him to spare the Earth, he simply slammed back of the energy axe into her, giving her an almost deadly shock and then discarded her by throwing her across the room. John Stewart John approaches Shayera about her trial.
then resumed the fight with Talak. After defeating Talak, Stewart was too injured to operate the lever to deactivate the force field. Shayera had awoken and assisted him, placing her hands over his and helping to pull the lever down and thus enabling the destruction of the Bypass Generator.
With the generator's destruction, the Thangarians left Earth. However, Shayera's status in the Justice League had been called to question. The other six members of the League discussed and voted inside Wayne Manor. Shayera was called in, but she never gave them a chance to tell her the conclusion they had come to - she voluntarily resigned from the League. Before leaving, however, she told John that she loved him and never lied about that. It is unknown if she heard his words to her: I love you too...
Shayera had no where to go. She did say however that she'd go to a place where there were no secrets and no lies. She eventually found refuge with the mysterious Dr. Fate and his wife, Inza. During her time with them, she'd have a chance to contemplate her choices. However, weeks turned to months and she still could not recuperate from the invasion. It wasn't until Solomon Grundy had been raised from the dead by a dark magical ritual gone wrong that she'd take up her mace again. Solomon Grundy proved to be unstoppable to even John Stewart, Superman, and the android Amazo. Her mace was the only object on Earth capable of stopping the monster due to Nth metal's magic-disrupting properties. Regrettably, she was forced to kill Grundy in the sewers.
When emerging from below, Shayera was greeted by a group of news reporters. One of the questions that was raised was her dismissal from the League. John Stewart revealed that the six other members voted to keep her in the League, with Superman casting the tie breaking vote, despite his distrust after the invasion. However, Shayera's return to the outside world was not only greeted by reporters but by haters as well, with the crowd screaming out "Hawk-witch!". She did have supporters in the crowd, including one whose life she saved, saying "God bless Chica Halcon".
Shayera did return to the Justice League and was welcomed back to the founding members council. However, she would not be present at trials such as that of Doomsday. Furthermore, although Shayera returned to her life as a super-hero, she never again wore her old Hawkgirl outfit and headdress. As for her relationship with John Stewart, it was not rekindled immediately. During her time away from the League, John Stewart had started seeing new Justice League member, Vixen.
Not only was there conflict with Vixen over John Stewart but with Batman and, particularly, Wonder Woman. Wonder Woman reluctantly let Shayera join the team again however would hold a grudge against Shayera until she was forced to take Shayera along to Themyscira and Tartarus due to Felix Faust's return and his usurping of Hades' throne. During this mission, Shayera and Wonder Woman settled their differences once and for all.
However, Shayera still met conflict with Vixen. Shayera and Vixen were assigned to a mission on a distant moon due to the supposed high levels of unstable Nth metal. This was a trap arranged by Paran Dul. Paran and the mentally disabled Kragger trapped Shayera, Vixen and Vigilante on the moon in hopes of capturing and bringing Shayera back to Thanagar to pass sentence, or simply kill her for the double-cross. During their first encounter on the moon, Paran revealed that Shayera's betrayal had led to Thanagar's defeat by the Gordanians and Hro Talak's death. Shayera was willing to turn herself in and let them pass judgment. However, Vixen and Vigilante refused to let her go in respect for the mission leader and fear that she might betray the League again. Paran, Kragger and the band of Thanagarians they had brought were defeated. Kragger may have been killed when Shayera dismantled his walker. The three League members stole the Thanagarian Scout Ship and returned to the Watchtower, where John Stewart rushed over for both Vixen and Shayera. However, both ladies ignored him and decided it was time to settle their dispute over the man they both love. The meeting went peacefully over drinks in which they discussed John Stewart's habits. Shayera did reveal that she loved John while Vixen revealed that he still loved Shayera and that she just wanted to see things through until the end. Shayera and Vixen ended their meeting with a toast and en garde.
When Lex Luthor and Brainiac merged together, Shayera and the founding members were faced with their Justice Lords counterparts. Shayera's drone belittled her, saying that nobody trusted her, and everyone despised her on both Earth and Thanagar. The Hawkgirl drone was eventually crushed, with pleasure, by John Stewart who was letting off steam for his broken heart. Shayera returned the favor by slamming the head of John Stewart's duplicate off its shoulders with a simple "likewise, I'm sure".
When the League was defeated by the combination of Brainiac and Luthor, The Flash ran around the world, faster than he has ever gone, slamming hit after hit into the cyborg. When Brainiac was finally driven from Luthor, Flash entered the Speed Force. Shayera was the one who located the extra-dimensional portal and was able to grab hold of Flash's arm. With the assistance of the six other members, they pulled him back to their reality.
With Luthor behind bars, the League reformed itself yet again by building the Metro Tower. During a mission with John Stewart, Vixen and Batman, Shayera met Carter Hall, an archaeologist, whom had studied ancient ruins in Egypt. What he discovered was a weapon from Thanagar. The two agreed to discuss the weapon over dinner, much to John's disapproval. Before Shayera began her date with Hall, Batman revealed that Carter had been following Shayera on several different occasions like a stalker. Shayera grew angry at both Batman and John Stewart for not trusting her and left them with "don't wait up." And of course, Shayera meant it, as she would put that Carter "didn't miss the dress last night".
Carter brought Shayera to the ruins and showed her ancient hieroglyphs that showed Thanagarian ancestry. After venturing deep inside the Egyptian tomb, he revealed that he really didn't need to her to translate anything. He changed into a harness with wings attached and put a Thanagarian helmet on, proclaiming himself Hawkman. Shayera didn't take him seriously though and simply laughed at both him and her (for having the worst taste in men and not listening to Batman and Stewart - who she know will say "told you so"). Hawkman showed her an ancient Thanagarian vessel as well as a device known as an Asbsorbacron, the very item he touched and discovered that he was the reincarnation of a man named Katar Hol and after this discovery, he changed his name from Joseph Gardner to Carter Hall. He believed that Shayera was the reincarnation of Katar's wife, Chay-Ara Hol, and urged her to also touch the Absorbacron. However, she denied his request by flipping him over her shoulders and into the vessel. Hawkgirl's claim was that the Asbsorbacron was old, broken, and/ or too much for a human mind to handle. At this very point, their follower had revealed himself. The Shadow Thief captured both in pursuit of stealing the treasures inside the tomb. Carter agreed as long as he didn't hurt Shayera. Carter was then stopped when their second follower revealed himself: Batman. Shadow Thief caused the tombs traps to engage. While Shayera, Hawkman and Batman battled the tombs booby trapped mummies, Shadow Thief took advantage of the situation by stealing the tombs treasures until Shayera flew in and energized her mace, causing the Shadow Thief to retreat into the ground. However, due to the damage done to the tomb, they too were forced to retreat. However, Hawkman attempted to save the Asbsorbacron. Shayera was able to stop him and brought him back up to the surface. Hawkman flew off but claimed that Shayera would come around eventually and see that it was their destiny to be with each other. Despite her claims that the memories Carter Hall had received were the result of an overwhelmed mind or broken Thanagarian technology she wondered if he was right. Of course Batman said if that's what she believes.
Hawkman would show up once again when John Stewart was captured by the Shadow Thief, threatening he'd be back for the "Thanagarian harpy." The two paid a visit to the Midway City Museum, Carter Hall's workplace, to get some clues to the Shadow Thief's whereabouts. They discovered that the Shadow Thief beat them there and had John hung up. Shayera attacked the Shadow Thief while Vixen attempted to release John. Vixen was thrown under piles of fossil debris. Hawkman came to her rescue when Shadow Thief attempted to murder Vixen. Shayera and Hawkman attacked the Shadow Thief again. He was became restrained when Shayera wrapped a whip around him. However, Hawkman did not take his chance to get the Shadow Thief. Both ended up captured. When Shayera woke up, Hawkman and John were positioned around the thought to be buried Asbsorbacron. Shadow Thief forced them all to touch it and a past story was revealed: Chay-Ara fell out of love with Katar and fell in love with Egyptian General Bashari, John Stewart's previous incarnation. Chay-Ara and Bashari were poisoned by the priest Hath-Set. Katar discovered their bodies and committed suicide, clenching his dead wife's hand. Everything became clear: Shadow Thief revealed himself to be Hawkman's darkest thoughts and unspeakable desires- a sort of "id" to Hawkman's "superego." He was released when Carter first touched the Asbsorbacron. The Shadow Thief then freed Carter and ordered him to finish John Stewart off, claiming he was the only one standing between him and Shayera. Instead, Carter struck the bonds of John and who freed Shayera. Carter then fought the Shadow Thief was able to "bring" the villain back into his own self. Hawkman apologized to Shayera for his behavior. He realized that they weren't meant for each other and so left her to end the story the way it's supposed to be ended.
John and Shayera then discussed them on the Watchtower. John Stewart revealed that he and Batman went to the future and met a man named Warhawk, their son. Shayera showed happiness with this information. However, despite the knowledge of their incarnations and the birth of their son, John refused to be destiny's puppet and stayed with Mari; however, he confessed to Shayera that he will never say that he didn't love her. Shayera gave John an angry look at his stubbornness before going to see Batman. At the end of these events, she was last seen sitting down while Batman was working and saying, "Tell me about my son."
Shayera continued to serve with the League. With missions such as Ace warping reality with the new Royal Flush Gang and Darkseid's return. However, it is unknown how or even when, Shayera and John Stewart took each other back and Shayera gave birth to Rex Stewart whom would be later known as Warhawk.
Last Edit: Jul 16, 2017 12:01:06 GMT -5 by PrezGAR
J'onn J'onnz was the last Martian and one of the founding member of the Justice League.
Before the invasion of Mars by the Imperium, J'onn lived a normal life with his wife, My'ria'h, and his two children. After the invasion, his wife and children died, J'onn took part in the war, and was a member of the strike team that launched his people's final, desperate offensive. J'onn succeeded in releasing the nerve gas that placed the invaders in suspended animation. As the last surviving member of the strike team, and of the entire Martian race, J'onn then sealed the invaders' underground headquarters to keep them paralyzed, and stood guard over it for 500 years.
While J'onn was in a hibernation cycle, astronauts from Earth, including J. Allen Carter, accidentally revived the invaders. He managed to escape Mars and came to Earth to warn humanity of the Imperium. Once on Earth, he was captured by Imperium forces posing as members of the U.S. military.
After the Imperium began their invasion of Earth, J'onn reached out telepathically to several heroes on Earth: Superman, John Stewart, Hawkgirl, Wonder Woman, and Flash.
Superman and Batman, having already encountered the Invaders, freed J'onn, and were joined by the other heroes he had contacted. Banding together, the newly-formed team managed to destroy the Imperium. Mindful of future threats, Superman proposed the formation of the Justice League. J'onn was initially hesitant, but Superman assured him that he didn't have to be alone anymore.
When Superman was imprisoned on War World, J'onn worked covertly to sway the masses' favor to him, thus averting his execution by Mongul.
During the League's first encounter with Morgaine Le Faye, J'onn attempted to locate her telepathically. Le Faye seized his mind and tempted him with visions of a fantasy world where his wife and children were still alive. Seduced by her promises to resurrect his family, J'onn stole the Philosopher's Stone from the Watchtower and brought it to her, but managed to resist the temptation and destroyed the Stone. He attempted to resign from the League, but Jason Blood convinced him to remain.
Along with Superman, Green Lantern, Hawkgirl, Wonder Woman, and Flash, he traveled back in time to World War II, after time had been altered by Vandal Savage. Though he was captured and tortured, J'onn managed to escape, destroying the cache of Savage's advanced technological data, and taking part in the League's assault on the German invasion force heading for America.
During a search for the fugitive Lex Luthor, Superman proposed that J'onn try a city-wide telepathic search. But when J'onn opened his mind, he was inundated with thousands of people's petty and selfish thoughts, and the experience nearly destroyed his mind. Taking refuge in an isolated forest, he was afraid to use his telepathic abilities again, until he saw a search party looking for a runaway child. Using his telepathy, he located the girl and re-united her with her parents, his faith in humanity restored.
When the rest of the League except for himself and Batman were attacked in their sleep by Dr. Destiny, J'onn used his formidable telepathic abilities to rescue his teammates from their various nightmares, and to bind them together to fight Destiny's mind control.
When the rest of the League was captured in a well-organized attack by Grodd's Secret Society, J'onn managed to evade capture by masquerading as Clayface, and then releasing them just before their execution.
After Superman had apparently fallen in battle, J'onn pronounced the eulogy at his funeral.
He also took part in the League's repulse of the Thanagarian Invasion.
After the League was expanded, J'onn took the role of the League's official coordinator, keeping watch on a global scale and handing out assignments based on the availability of hero personnel and the best match of abilities to situations. He was presumably picked for this job because of his intelligence and wisdom, but also because, as an alien, he was the one most able to spend an indefinite amount of time in the Watchtower.
The downside of this role was that he spent nearly two years in space, rarely taking active part in a mission and almost never interacting with other humans. Wonder Woman, who felt particularly close to him, encouraged him to get out more. Realizing that she was right, and that he would be forever alone unless he learned to live among humans, he took a leave of absence from the League and spent several months on Earth in a human guise.
By the time of Darkseid's last invasion of Earth, he seems to have succeeded. Taking a middle-aged woman as his wife, he was living peacefully in China. His wife appeared to be aware of his true self, because when re-assumed his "hero" form to join the League against the invaders, she voiced that he be careful. After the invasion, J'onn joined the League in pursuing the remaining members of the Legion of Doom. As they left the Metro Tower, J'onn spoke to his wife on a cell phone, telling her he would be home in time for dinner, and that he loved her.
Last Edit: Jul 16, 2017 12:03:14 GMT -5 by PrezGAR
During the time Dick Grayson was attending Gotham University, he met a man around his age named Johnny Hart.
When Johnny was younger, he lost both of his parents. His father in a car accident, and his mother five years after that due to an illness. He was around 16 at the time, and was put into an orphanage until he was 18. Fortunately, his parents saved up a college fund for him, that he couldn't touch until he was 18, so he was able to attend Gotham University. During the time when he was in the orphanage, he looked up to superheroes, wanting to some day become one. He especially liked Batman, as he was Gotham's hero, only at the time, he was considered a myth. Johnny didn't believe that at all. Also during the time of the orphanage, Johnny did odd jobs for the other kids, like finding missing things, or settling disputes. The other kids felt that he was like a detective instead of one of them. During college, Johnny took courses in criminology, and forensic psychology, among others. When Dick found out Johnny's background, he felt a connection to him, because of their similar loss (although in a different way). They became fast friends.
Soon after he and Dick became friends, Johnny found out through deductive skills that he picked up that Dick was Robin. Johnny also found out, because Dick is Robin, Bruce was also Batman. He kept the secret, and even covered for Dick during college, when he had to leave suddenly to help Bruce, although Dick didn't know that Johnny knew yet. It wasn't until both of them graduated Gotham University would Johnny tell Dick. Dick was preparing to move to Bludhaven, and become his own hero out of Bruce's shadow, but Johnny didn't want to leave Gotham yet. When Johnny told him that he knew, Dick felt almost relieved that he didn't need to keep it a secret from him any longer. Before Dick moved to Bludhaven, he introduced Johnny to Bruce formally (as Johnny only knew Bruce because of how Dick talked about him). Bruce was shocked to know that Johnny knew their secret, but was more intrigued about Johnny's deductive skills. Because of this, Bruce invited Johnny to stay at Wayne manor until he was back on his feet, since he didn't have a real home since his parents died (he was living on the Gotham Univeristy campus after the orphanage).
As Johnny stayed there, he helped Bruce and Alfred around the house, including under it in the Batcave. When Tim moved in as Bruce's new ward, Johnny treated him like a little brother. It was also at this time when Johnny decided to go out and help Bruce in his crime fighting, donning a black costume, and calling himself Nightman. Soon after Johnny debuted as Nightman, Dick came for a visit. He now had his own superhero identity, going by Nightwing. He was originally in town to expose a South American gun smuggling operation in Gotham City. Johnny, as Nightman, decided to help him. They both found an unlikely ally in Catwoman, who seemed to have the same agenda as them. Once the matter was dealt with, Nightwing decided to go back to Bludhaven for awhile. Nightman decided to go with him, and stayed at his apartment for a short time, when he helped him stop a local gang that started a gang war. Soon after that, Johnny and Dick became full-time crime-fighting partners, but Johnny still decided to go back to Gotham, as he felt he was best needed there. Eventually, Dick decided to move back there as well, and then started to date Barbara Gordon; the Commissioner's daughter, who was also Batgirl.
Soon after Nightwing moved back to Gotham and got an apartment, there was an alien invasion. Batman got Nightwing and Nightman's help, along with many other superheroes, to battle them. When the battle was over, the superheroes were victorious, and they all decided it might be best to keep in contact. Thus was formed the Justice League. After the League was formed, the heroes faced many foes, and also gained new allies. One of those allies, named Starbrand, had a particularly vicious foe that nearly destroyed them all, when he got the League's villians to join forces. His name was Darkstar. Fortunately, in the end, it was he that was destroyed, and his powers were transferred to Starbrand, making him stronger.
A couple of years later, the League fought the Thanagarian invasion, and because of this battle, they had to expand the League's members, calling for superheroes across the globe and beyond. Many superheroes joined them, but one in particular was in Nightman's sights; Stargirl. He started to fall for her, but he didn't have the nerve to ask her out.
A few months later, a huge creature appeared on the surface, killing anything that came into its path. The League scrambled to stop it. Nightwing and Nightman was part of "traffic duty", where they direct citizens away from the rampage. Unfortunately, the creature arrived in their vicinity. In the ensuing chaos, Nightman was seriously injured, and was forced back to the Watchtower.
As Johnny laid dying in his quarters on Watchtower, Batman had the idea of calling someone that might help. He returned with Starbrand, who gave Johnny some of his powers, so that he could heal. He told them that he doesn't know what the effect would be, as it was his first time doing this. He then left. Afterwards, Johnny stayed in a coma for a few days. Dick wouldn't leave his friend's bedside until he woke up. When Johnny finally awoke, he found that he was fully healed, but Starbrand giving him powers didn't just heal him. He also somehow acquired super strength, and flight. After this revelation, he got the news that Superman was dead after battling the creature, which was named Doomsday. Johnny then realized that with his new powers, he should probably change his costume and name, so he and Dick left for Gotham. Johnny went to Wayne manor, and Alfred was relieved that he survived the ordeal. He also helped Johnny create his new costume.
When the costume was ready, Johnny went out on patrol. It was at this time, when Barbara and her father was attacked by the Joker. Barbara was paralyzed from the waist down, but the Commissioner was mostly unharmed; however Joker kidnapped him. Batman went on a search for Joker, finding him in a funhouse. Johnny arrived to help, and Batman knew immediately it was him. Johnny didn't have a name for himself yet, so he just told them that he was there to help. As Johnny helped Batman, another figure arrived, calling himself Azreal. He brutally defeated Joker, almost to the brink of death. Fortunately, Johnny and Batman stopped him, but he got away. Johnny then went back to the Watchtower, to have a meeting with the others, learning that Superman's tomb in Metropolis was disturbed. He also tells the others that his new name is KnightStar, as respect for Batman and Starbrand, who saved his life. After initially helping them track what happened at Superman's tomb, KnightStar went back to Gotham. As Johnny, he investigated who Azreal is, eventually finding out his secret identity as Jean Paul Valley. He tries to help him overcome "The System" that was programmed inside his head since he was little, and also brings him in on the secret of Bruce and the others. They accept him, only because Johnny trusted him with the secret. Eventually, it was revealed that Superman wasn't dead, but only in a state of a deep coma, that only appears like death in Earth standard medicine.
With everything that happened, Johnny finally felt that he was ready to ask Stargirl out. She accepted his invitation for a date, and the two started a relationship.
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Justin Dwight Icenhower grew up in an upper middle class family. He eventually decided to become a fortune hunter, hoping to move to the upper class. While looking for Incan gold in Peru, he fell into an underground cavern. The cavern was lit by a strange glowing crystal, which Justin mistook for a large diamond. Using a crowbar, he attempted to pry it free. The crystal shattered, exposing Justin to a strange energy. With it's energy gone, the remains of the crystal turned to rock. Justin was overwhelmed with a sense of danger, moments before the cavern started to collapse. Justin found his way out just in time.
Worn out from his climb, Justin needed to sit down. His hands started glowing, and a blue chair appeared underneath him. Justin was startled by this. After resting for a while, Justin began his trek out of the jungle and back to his jeep. A jaguar started chasing him, and he picked up his pace. He failed to notice a tree root, and tripped, only to find himself flying through the air. Justin realized he now had super powers. Reaching his jeep, he discovered one of his tires was flat. Rather then use his new power to create a jack to help him change the tire, he tried something else, an lifted it up with his bare hand. He quickly fixed the tire and drove back to Rio, where he was living at the time.
Justin realized he was given these new powers for a reason, and it was not to further his search for personal wealth. He knew he had to help all mankind. He began training himself, first his mind, becoming a great detective. He then worked on his body, bringing himself to peak physical condition. His training complete, he began looking for his limits. He was able to lift a train without straining. He then had to come up with a name. Seeing a crumpled up piece of mail, and noticed his first and last names contained the perfect word: Justice. He created a costume and became Captain Justice, and began his career fight crime in Rio.
His first mission was nearly his last. Believing himself to be invulnerable, he nearly ignored his new danger sense while trying to stop a bank robbery. He was able to avoid a bullet in the heart, but it still grazed his shoulder. Never again would he ignore this. For the next year, he worked to become Rio's top super hero.
It was at that point that he met a new heroine in town. Beatriz Da Costa, aka Fire. The two of them would start teaming up, to fight greater crimes. And as they worked together, they began to fall in love. Seven months after their first meeting, Justin proposed, and she accepted. Their crime fighting partnership became a lifetime partnership.
The two of them were the toast of Brazil for five years. That's when Earth was invaded by an alien threat, know as The Imperium. Seeing this as their chance to help out more than just Brazil, they ventured north, to help other heroes fight this threat. With the Imperium defeated, these 11 heroes would join together, forming the Justice League.
Justin and Beatriz moved to the League's orbital headquarters, Watchtower, while still maintaining their apartment in Rio. They proved to be valuable members of the team, facing threats ranging from super criminals to the invading Thanagarians. They revealed their secret identities to their teammates before Batman could do it for them.
The League's roster grew significantly after the Thangarians were defeated, but Justin and Beatriz remained. They would both make new friends among the new members. Justin struck up friendships with new members Atom and Mr Terrific.
After the defeat of the Secret Society, Justin and Beatriz are considering starting a family, provided that evil takes enough of a break to give them time.
Last Edit: Jul 16, 2017 12:06:30 GMT -5 by PrezGAR
Beatriz Bonilla Da Costa grew up on the beaches of Rio. Even at a young age, she had dreams of stardom. As a young woman, she became a showgirl at a nightclub in Rio. Growing bored with the life of an entertainer, she left show business, becoming a Brazilian secret agent. On one mission, she was exposed to a substance called Pyroplasm, which transformed her. She could cover herself in green flames, and project them. She resigned from the agency, to fight evil on her own, as the super heroine, Fire.
After a few weeks, she met another super hero, Captain Justice. They started teaming up, and he eventually revealed to her his secret identity, Justin Icenhower. The two of them started falling in love with each other. Seven months after their first meeting, under the moonlight on Copacabana beach, Justin asked Beatriz to marry him. She said yes without hesitation.
Five years later, Earth was threatened by alien parasites, known as The Imperium. Beatriz convinced Justin this was their chance to help out more than just Brazil, but the entire world. They flew north to help nine other heroes stop the invasion. With the Imperium defeated, the eleven heroes remained together, forming the Justice League.
For Beatriz, the biggest threat wasn't any of the villains they fought, but the constant flirtations of The Flash. Justin knew she could handle things herself, so he wouldn't step in unless she asked him to. On more than one occasion, the Scarlet Speedster found himself with a hot foot.
When the League roster expanded after the Thanagarian invasion, Beatriz found a new best friend, in Ice, one of the new members. The two of them had a common interest in modeling, and began a career when they weren't fighting crime. This led to Beatriz frequently coming up with new costumes for herself. She even tried to design new ones for Justin, but he was quite comfortable with his current one.
With the Secret Society/Legion of Doom defeated, Beatriz and Justin are looking for time to start a family. Unfortunately, the forces of evil are not so accommodating.
Last Edit: Jul 16, 2017 12:07:30 GMT -5 by PrezGAR
In the aftermath of the Thanagarian Invasion, the League's numbers increased substantially.
Aquaman was the king of the undersea city of Atlantis and a member of the Justice League.
For years Aquaman was considered an urban legend, until he was kidnapped and caged by Lex Luthor. He called out, telepathically, to all sea creatures to attack the "surface dwellers." The attack was stopped by Lois Lane, with the help of Superman.
Years later, Aquaman sank the nuclear submarine USS Defiant for intruding into Atlantean territory. When the Justice League responded to the Defiant's distress call, Aquaman allowed the League to rescue the crew on the condition that the vessel be left at the bottom of the ocean. Superman encouraged him to address his concerns to the World Assembly; Aquaman, however, remained skeptical. His military advisers urged him to take the necessary measures and wipe the "surface-dwellers" out from the face of the Earth, but Aquaman instead opted to visit the World Assembly building, and met with the council. There he imposed a peace treaty that would implicate a near-surrender by the surface-dwellers. When his demands were declined, Aquaman stormed out of the World Assembly building, where he was attacked by Deadshot. Aquaman was badly injured, but was promptly saved thanks to the genius of Batman, who provided a special water tank where he recovered. Escaping from the League's custody, Aquaman headed back to Atlantis, only to find his brother, Lord Orm, had usurped his throne.
Aquaman was taken away and shackled to a riff near a volcano, together with his son, and Orm sent them plummeting toward the lava. Aquaman managed to break one arm free, but in the face of the imminent death of his infant son, he used his metal belt buckle to sever his own left hand, which he later replaced with a prosthetic harpoon.
After rescuing his son, Aquaman learned that Orm had activated the Doomsday Thermal Reactor, a last-resort weapon Aquaman had built to melt the polar ice caps in case of war with the surface-dwellers. Aquaman set off to disarm it and stop his brother. The two brothers sparred until the ice bridge collapsed. Aquaman ignored his brother's pleas for his life and let him fall into his death. Thereafter, Aquaman pondered about how his own fear for the surface-dwellers put his kingdom and family in peril.
Aquaman attended Superman's funeral. Additionally, after the funeral, he was a candidate to replace Superman on the Justice League's initial roster. While Lobo claimed the initial spot (albeit by intrusion and force), the records Superman uncovered in the destroyed Earth's future listed Aquaman as a member. It's safe to assume, then, that had Superman not returned to his present, Aquaman would have become the eighth member.
He dealt with the Ultimen along with Superman, Batman, and Wonder Woman. He faced off against Downpour who realized far too late that the Atlantian's innate aquatic advantage made him the worst opponent he could face.
Aquaman was with the Justice League's response to the Dark Heart landing.
He also led an attack against the otherworldly Icthultu. After the Thanagarian invasion, he began working with Dr. Fate. He took a personal investment in the recovery of Hawkgirl, perhaps due to her involvement in the Icthultu conflict.
Aquaman was missing in action as of the 2040's. His daughter Aquagirl had succeeded to his League post. It is likely his son has since succeeded him as king of Atlantis after his passing/disappearance.
Sir Justin, the Shining Knight, was a member of the Justice League after the Thanagarian invasion.
Sir Justin was once a knight in King Arthur's Court, but survived into the 20th century. He took on the name "Shining Knight" to protect the innocent, and was recruited into the Justice League during its expansion period. Shining Knight donned a magical armor that protected him from strong impacts, wielded a magic sword that could cut through virtually everything, and rode a winged steed called Winged Victory, all of which were given to him by Merlin, Arthur's wizard.
Sir Justin was a knight of great value, integrity, and compassion, dedicated to fight for the weak and the helpless. He accounted how once King Arthur ordered him to slaughter an entire village, and though torn between his loyalties and his sense of justice he spared them all. Arthur thanked him for it and Shining Knight took great pride in that; otherwise, had he been wrong, he assured he'd had left the court in shame. It is unknown what part he played during the fall of Camelot, but he survived the siege.
He once fought an Ogre named Blunderbore at some point and slew him. Although that Ogre apparently turned out to be Morgaine Le Faye in disguise. His fellow League members had heard the story quite a number of times and instances, despite Sir Justin's insistence that it was a good story.
While serving the Justice League, Shining Knight became friends with Vigilante, and they were often paired together. Sir Justin participated in several League's missions, among which the battle against Mordru, the Alien nanotech invasion, the army of Ultimen abroad the Watchtower, and Darkseid's invasion. Shining Knight also intercepted Task Force X when they were trying to steal the Annihilator, and despite having fought them bravely, he was outnumbered and was defeated by Rick Flagg.
As a former knight, Shining Knight was a relentless and resilient combatant. He put others before himself, and wouldn't hesitate in giving his life to protect those who couldn't protect themselves. When the mutated General Eiling took on seven of the powerless Leaguers, including Vigilante, Stargirl, and S.T.R.I.P.E., Shining Knight engaged him despite being clearly overpowered. However, he kept lunging at him until he could no longer stand up. As a result, the observing public protected the fallen knight and demanded that Eiling back off, which he eventually did.
B'wana Beast was a member of the Justice League after the Thanagarian invasion. He was rather cocky and flirtatious with women, but dexterous nonetheless.
B'wana Beast was present at Superman's speech to the newly expanded Justice League. He was standing to the left of Doctor Light.
When Wonder Woman was changed into a pig, Batman called for B'wana Beast for his expertise in tracking down animals. He was about to get a hold on Wonder Woman, but then lost track of her in a pig sty. B'wana Beast was present on the Watchtower when it was invaded by the Ultimen. He was seen rushing at one of the Juice clones.
B'wana Beast witnessed Superman's speech announcing the next reformation of the Justice League and the addition of the Metro Tower. He stood behind the Ray.
With the Question, Metamorpho, and Steel, B'wana Beast was one of the first heroes to chase after the defunct Secret Society members after Batman gave them a "head start".
Doctor Fate was a member of the Justice League after the Thanagarian invasion.
Doctor Fate was far older than he appeared. He defeated the demon Karkull a century before the age of Superman. When Karkull returned, Fate realized that no matter how hard he tried, evil would never give up, and he abandoned the fight. However, Superman's refusal to give up inspired him, showing that while evil would never surrender, neither would great heroes.
Years later, Fate became aware of Icthultu's and the Old Ones' attempts to re-enter the realm of humans. He went to Aquaman, whose ancestor King Poseidon had defeated the Old Ones and banished Icthultu a millennium ago using the Trident. Fate attempted to perform a ritual that would seal Icthultu out, using the Trident and Solomon Grundy, whom Fate agreed to help reclaim his soul. However, the Justice League intervened, believing it to be unjust torture to Grundy. After Fate finally explained his actions, Hawkgirl suggested they just kill Icthultu instead. Though riskier than the ritual, Fate accepted it as a better solution. Solomon Grundy became an unlikely hero by damaging the Icthultu's internal structure, causing its death at the cost of his own life.
After the Thanagarian invasion, Doctor Fate accepted an invitation to join the expanded Justice League. What Fate didn't inform the League was that he and his wife Inza had given shelter to Hawkgirl, who was exiled from Thanagar and disgraced from the League over her role in the invasion. He allowed Hawkgirl to stay there for months until she was ready, though he did keep her mace in a pocket dimension to prevent it from interfering with the magic energy within his home.
When Amazo returned to Earth, Fate argued that they should give him a chance, for he had proved benign before. Learning that the Android only wanted to find a purpose, he stopped the Green Lantern Corps long enough for Lex Luthor to talk to Amazo, then offered to help Amazo find his purpose in life.
A group of college students accidentally resurrected Solomon Grundy with Chaos Magic. After informing J'onn J'onzz of what happened, he took Hawkgirl, Aquaman, and Amazo to try to stop Grundy. Unfortunately, Fate's magic, Amazo's technology, the powers of Superman and John Stewart were unable to stop him. Worse, Fate discovered that there was nothing in Grundy's mind but rage. Out of options, Hawkgirl was forced to kill Grundy with her mace. Though saddened at having lost her friend, it also lead Hawkgirl to rejoin the Justice League.
When Flash's mind was accidentally switched with Lex Luthor's, Fate managed to concoct a spell to reverse the process and return the two to their proper bodies.
Doctor Light was a Justice League member after the Thanagarian invasion. Her powers are based on light manipulation.
Green Arrow was a superhero recruited into the Justice League after the Thanagarian invasion largely as the team's political conscience.
After selling his company for three billion dollars, Oliver "Ollie" Queen became a full time vigilante. He learned to master the bow, dressed himself as Robin Hood, developed an arsenal of trick arrows with various functions, and dubbed himself Green Arrow. Like Batman, he also took in and trained a younger protege' named Roy Harper, who would be known as Speedy.
Green Arrow was summoned to enlist in the new expanded Justice League. However, as he failed to reply, John Stewart showed up when he was thwarting a grocery store robbery and teleported him into the JL Watchtower. There, Green Arrow saw the Assembled Superheroes, but he was still skeptical about joining such an organization. His main concern was helping the underprivileged in society which, according to him, tended to be forgotten by heroes whose main goal is fighting super villains and monsters. Batman attempted to persuade him to be the team's conscience, but Green Arrow remained unconvinced. Therefore, he insisted on going with Lantern, Supergirl, and Captain Atom, so that they could drop him off.
He was involuntarily dragged into a mission to investigate a radioactive accident in Chong-Mai, and unsatisfied with the League's passivity, he set off to track the root of the problem on his own. He came upon a gigantic flaming creature that blazed everything that crossed its path. Green Arrow attempted to repel it with his explosive arrows, but all in vain. Upon Captain Atom's failure to shut down the behemoth's reactor, Green Arrow attached a containment rod to an arrow, and hit the target with great dexterity. Subsequently, Green Arrow decided to join the League, in part to keep them honest, but mainly due to a sudden infatuation with Black Canary.
Following the mission in North Korea, Green Arrow befriended Supergirl, and the two started to hang out. As a result, Green Arrow assisted Kara in unraveling the mystery behind her eerie dreams. Some time later, Black Canary sought his help with a secret mission. Green Arrow was reluctant at first, but eventually accepted, if only to get to know Canary. They broke into the Meta-Brawl fight arena to bail Wildcat out, but they failed to convince him. After Black Canary proposed to defeat Wildcat in the arena, in exchange for his freedom, Green Arrow knocked her out with a gas arrow and took her place to fight Wildcat. Green Arrow taunted and provoked Wildcat into beating him to a pulp. Right about when Wildcat delivered the coup de grâce, Green Arrow staged his death by using a metabolic stunner on himself. This maneuver not only caused Wildcat to relinquish the arena, but it also won him Black Canary's affection. Arrow and Canary became an item from that point on.
During the Project Cadmus affair, Green Arrow's place as the team's conscience proved invaluable in preventing the organization from succumbing to the same kind of violent temptation that created the tyrannical Justice Lords. When Superman was resolute to bring down Cadmus by force, Green Arrow advocated a more diplomatic approach. As one of the few non-powered heroes, and with strong left-wing convictions aided by an eloquent sophistication, Green Arrow rationalized the existence of Cadmus as a necessary means for the government to protect the people, in case the League went rogue. This perspective was pivotal to dissuade the heroes from taking a more drastic course of action, which could lead to war with the government.
When Superman announced the disbandment of the Justice League, Green Arrow acted once again as the voice of the people ― coming full circle with Batman's original intentions for him ― and stepped up, declaring how the world needed them. Now he understood their purpose, and the good they could do for the people. He refused to quit and asserted that the League would go on with or without its charter members, which was enough for Superman to reconsider.
Green Arrow carried on as an active member of the Justice League. He was part of the team that prevented the Legion of Doom from stealing the Viking ship. In this mission, he single-handedly broke into their submersible and released the towed ship. Green Arrow later attended a commemorative parade in Metropolis in Superman's place, alongside Stargirl, S.T.R.I.P.E., Vigilante, and Shining Knight. When an empowered Wade Eiling crashed into the parade and engaged the heroes, Green Arrow faced him with all his might, spending all his arsenal of trick arrows. He called Mr. Terrific for backup and got the Crimson Avenger and Speedy, his old sidekick. Green Arrow and Speedy seemed to have some unresolved issues, but given the circumstances, they postponed their squabble and combined their last resort, two quantum arrows, to unleash a concussion blast. However, their effort was ineffective in the face of Eiling's superior strength.
Green Arrow maintained a fatherly relationship with Supergirl. She would often hang out with him and Black Canary — something that Arrow brought to Superman's attention, as he noted that the Man of Steel was neglecting his foster cousin. On her 21st birthday, Supergirl, Arrow and Lantern were abducted by Brainiac 5 to the 30th century. The last standing members of the Legion of Super-Heroes needed help to defeat the Fatal Five and free the mind-controlled heroes. After they succeeded, Green Arrow was made an honorary member of the Legion and went back to his time — without Supergirl. In the present, he assured Superman that Kara knew how proud he was of her.
During Darkseid's last invasion of Earth, Green Arrow and Black Canary fought side-by-side against the invading forces in Rome.
The Huntress was, briefly, a member of the Justice League after the Thanagarian invasion. She was fired after attempting to murder Steven Mandragora, after which she continued to work independently.
Helena Bertinelli was the daughter of mobster Franco Bertinelli. As a child, she saw her mother and father murdered by Steven Mandragora, who lusted for power.
Years later, she would become the Huntress. She was part of the expanded Justice League roster following the Thanagarian Invasion. Huntress was also among the teams sent to contain the Dark Heart.
All this time, she lusted for revenge on Mandragora. She infiltrated his mansion and did not hesitate to kill him - only he wasn't there. J'onn J'onzz had discovered her intentions and informed the authorities. Huntress was consequently fired from the Justice League.
In her final moments aboard the Watchtower, she managed to persuade the Question into helping her, in return for information on Project Cadmus. He agreed, and tracked down Mandragora. He was held in a safe house, watched over by King Faraday and his agents, along with Green Arrow and Black Canary, who are on watch outside the building.
But as Huntress and Question are about to make their move, Mandragora's bodyguards, Tony and Cecil, help him escape. Huntress and Question take on the Leaguers, who inform them that they were there in case Huntress might show up. After a short fight, Green Arrow and Black Canary emerge victorious, though mostly because of Black Canary. Realizing Mandragora is gone, the four examine the house. Question ostensibly picked up a key, which Green Arrow saw. He took the key, and after recognizing it as an locker key, he and Black Canary headed off to the train station. Huntress berated Question and his "mystery man mojo", but he revealed to her that the key wasn't the clue. He had misdirected Arrow and Canary from the real clue - a shipping schedule. One freighter on the schedule was particularly interesting, as it came from Mandragora's home country. They headed for the docks, but found Canary and Arrow were following them - the misdirection hadn't worked as well as they'd hoped. Question lost them by driving in the Midtown Tunnel; Canary had to evade an oncoming train.
Huntress and Question made it to the docks at the moment the freighter arrived, but found Black Canary and Green Arrow there too. They take on each other and later Mandragora, who proves a tough match. Canary's cry eventually brings him to his knees, at which point Huntress draws her crossbow on him. As she is about to shoot, a boy runs up. She remembered how she, as a child, had witnessed her father's death, and decided Edgar should not suffer the same. Instead of shooting at Mandragora, she hit a pile of support beams that was suspended from a crane above them. Mandragora was pinned down and wounded, but lived.
As the Mandragora's are carried away by police and child services, Huntress sees that Question had never once believed she could tell him anything about Cadmus. He confessed to going with her because he liked her, at which point Huntress kissed him and dragged him away.
The two were lovers, and also an unofficial team. Huntress helped Question break into a Cadmus terminal. He downloaded information while she fended off the security. But it wasn't enough; Huntress snatched the USB drive from Question's hands and held it for ransom. Begrudged, Question agreed to a date.
After that night, Question coops himself behind his computer for three days, intent on breaking the files. Huntress tries to reason with him, but after what he saw, he runs straight out. Left behind, she goes through the files as well, and stumbles upon a file in which Superman killed President Luthor. She thought it was some kind of simulation, and did not know it was actually footage from another dimension. Desperate to see Superman about this, she kidnaps Jimmy Olsen and uses his Signal Watch to attract Superman's attention.
Together, they went on an off-the-books mission into a Cadmus terminal in Covenant, New Mexico. The two easily break through the defenses and retrieve Question from his torturer, Dr. Moon.
While Superman takes on Captain Atom, Huntress drags Question to safety. The fight between the two powerhouses leaves a good path outside, where she uses Superman's com link to contact J'onn. He at first refused to teleport her aboard the Watchtower, because she was not a member of the League anymore. She filled him in on Question's condition and Superman's fight, and earns her ride.
In the infirmary, Huntress remained at Question's bedside. Superman wanted to have some words with Question, and Huntress left them to talk. At that moment, an outside force took control over the Binary Fusion Generator and fired it at the Cadmus facility in Covenant.
In retaliation, Cadmus ordered an attack on the Watchtower. Galatea and many Ultimen clones made it aboard the Watchtower. Huntress tried to take some on, but a Wind Dragon deflected all her crossbow bolts. A Juice clone crept up behind her, but is knocked out with a bedpan by Question. The League emerged victorious.
Huntress returned to fighting crime on the streets. After witnessing her old rival Black Canary being knocked down, she offered help, only to learn Canary's quarry is a mere pickpocket. Concerned, Huntress decided to tail her. Nothing seems out of the ordinary, so she contacts Question to talk about it. He's too busy to chat or flirt, but their call is cut short when Black Canary leaves her apartment. Huntress follows her to Blüdhaven.
In a parking lot, she not only sees Black Canary; Fire is there too. She takes another elevator upstairs, and after disposing of some security guards, she came to a large lounge. In order to walk around inconspicuously, she changed into a civilian attire. She found herself a guest of Roulette's new Metabrawl, the "Glamor Slam" - female heroes brainwashed by Sonar. In the ring, Black Canary beat Fire.
After the fight, Huntress confronted Black Canary, who was still not herself. The two fight and are easily matched, until Canary's com link is accidentally knocked out of her ear. Huntress stepped on it, causing Canary to wake up from her mind control. Out of caution, Huntress knocked her down, but they were apprehended by Sonar and his henchmen.
Roulette decides that, now she can't control Black Canary's mind though the com link anymore, Huntress and Canary should fight two-on-two. But much to the crowd's chagrin, they beat Vixen and Hawkgirl by destroying their com links. Roulette has one last ace up her sleeve: Wonder Woman. Vixen and Hawkgirl took on the Amazon powerhouse while Huntress and Black Canary went for Roulette and Sonar. Huntress took on Roulette. After first underestimating Roulette's fighting abilities, she eventually pinned her down.
With the Metabrawl shut down for good, Black Canary offered to speak to the League's founding members about restoring Huntress in the Justice League, but she declined. She remained an independent crime fighter thereafter.
The Question was a superhero and a member of the Justice League after the Thanagarian invasion. He was known for his "crackpot" conspiracy theories and brilliant deductive skills. He used a special flesh-colored mask that covered his face, along with a special yellow gas that could change the colors of his hair and clothing. The Question was possibly the most unconventional superhero ever to join the organization. He was a paranoid investigator who, by his own admission, shamelessly went through everyone's trash, drove a car with no license plates, and believed there was an ominous conspiracy inherent to everything.
The Question assisted Supergirl and Green Arrow in uncovering the truth behind Supergirl's eerie dreams, leading him to Galatea, her evil clone. Although his teammates regard him as a nut for his over the top theories, such as the connections between boy bands and global warming, and the Girl Scouts and the crop circle phenomenon, the fact is that the Question delivers results. Therefore, Batman appointed him to find a link between Cadmus and Lex Luthor.
While the Question was investigating, the Huntress approached him offering information on Cadmus, if he would help her track down Steven Mandragora, the man who killed her parents. Even though the Question knew she had nothing on the mysterious organization, he played along, simply because he was fond of the Huntress. The Question is incredibly perceptive, and he most likely investigated the background of every Leaguer, seeing as he knew everything about the Huntress before they met. After the Question dissuaded her from murdering Mandragora in front of his son, the Huntress took a liking to him, and they started dating.
With the help of the Huntress, the Question stole high-security files from a Cadmus terminal, in hopes of finding their link to Luthor. After cracking the files, he gained access to several classified information, namely Amanda Waller's simulations and everything about the Justice Lords. When the Question saw the security tape of Superman killing President Lex Luthor in the parallel universe, he became convinced that those events were predestined to happen in his own reality, considering the events that led up to that fateful moment, were also already unfolding. The Question saw how Waller's simulations predicted that a war between the Justice League and the government would result in Armageddon. So, he confronted Superman, who, in spite of assuring they would never fight the government, didn't reassure a much disturbed Question. So, he headed off to LexCorp, where he was determined to kill Luthor in order to prevent Superman from doing so. Seeing as he was a "well-known crackpot", the Question believed that his actions wouldn't affect the League's reputation, and was willing to commit that sacrifice to guarantee Superman's untainted legacy. However, he was thwarted by Luthor, who mysteriously exhibited superhuman strength and easily knocked him around. The Question was then taken under Cadmus custody, where Dr. Moon tortured him for the location of the stolen files.
He was finally rescued by Superman and the Huntress, who carried him out of the facilityafter a fight with Captain Atom. He was teleported to the Watchtower, where he recuperated with the Huntress on his side. Shortly after, when the Ultimen invaded the Watchtower, the Question mustered enough strength to knock out one Juice clone with a bedpan, promptly saving his love, the Huntress.
After full recovery, the Question kept going out with the Huntress and resumed his pursuit to uncover conspiracies. His latest discovery was that Baskin-Robbins has, not 31, but 32 flavors, contrary to general beliefs. Then Question answered the world-wide call to the entire Justice League when Darkseid invaded Earth, and managed to run over a few Parademons with his car.
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Vibe became a member of the Justice League after the Thanagarian invasion.
He has put his superpowers to good use on a number of occasions. He helped battle Mordru when he attacked Earth, as well as helping during the Dark Heart incident. He also aided Flash in rescuing survivors in Covenant, New Mexico after it was hit by the Binary Fusion Generator.
Wildcat, real name Ted Grant, was a superhero and member of the Justice League after the Thanagarian invasion.
Wildcat was a born fighter. His skills and abilities were unmatched, and in his early years he was a premiere prizefighter. Victorious at every turn, he eventually grew beyond the routine offered in the fighting ring and instead turned his focus to fighting crime. After the Thanagarian invasion, Wildcat joined the Justice League.
However, Wildcat was also much older than many of the League's members. While his fighting expertise was highly valued (he reportedly trained many of the younger League members), he was assigned fewer and fewer missions. In time, Wildcat became discouraged, and had something of a mid-life crisis; angry at the treatment he'd been receiving (or lack thereof), and upset at his own lack of powers, Wildcat turned to a place where he could show his prowess: Roulette's Meta-Brawl.
Wildcat quickly rose through the ranks, becoming Roulette's star attraction. And while this participation was a punishable offense within the League, Wildcat justified his actions to himself—"I only fight guys who got it coming." Wildcat was victorious at every turn, and relived his glory days in a new, more dangerous arena.
His partner (and daughter-figure) Black Canary, however, felt otherwise. Seeing where Wildcat's path of fighting and destruction was taking him, she enlisted the help of Green Arrow to track down and talk some sense into him. Wildcat, however, would hear nothing of it; in his mind, he believed the League was leading him to a path of early retirement, and he was proving them wrong.
In a desperate bargain to help Wildcat, Black Canary sabotaged his fight with Atomic Skull and entered herself as the new contender. Wildcat refused, but Roulette's "persuasion" (i.e. blackmail) convinced him otherwise. Green Arrow, however, had plans of his own. Using one of his trick arrows, he knocked Canary unconscious and entered the fight in her place. While Wildcat didn't consider Arrow a challenge, fighting him over Canary was an easier burden to bear. Despite Arrow's taunting, Wildcat savagely beat Green Arrow. The superior in hand-to-hand combat, Wildcat manhandled Green Arrow at every turn. A massive upper-cut to his face sent Arrow spiraling to the ground. Enraged, Wildcat taunted and demanded the fallen hero to stand; Arrow remained motionless.
The crowds raged. Roulette's eyes filled with visions of newer and more exciting brawls—"Anything's possible here! Next time you fight, we'll clear millions!" But Wildcat refused. Shocked at his ability to take another life, especially that of a colleague, he'd finally understood what he had become—nothing more than that which he'd fought against.
Wildcat returned to the Watchtower with Black Canary and Green Arrow (who hadn't died, but had stunned himself with a trick arrow). Canary believed Wildcat had begun to change, but convinced Wildcat to enlist the aid of J'onn J'onzz so the urges wouldn't return. Afraid, but resolute, Wildcat agreed. It appears that the therapy worked and Wildcat got over his personal crisis; for in later confrontations Wildcat appeared among the League's front-line fighters.
Ice was a member of the Justice League after the Thanagarian invasion. Her power is the ability to create ice, which she uses in a variety of ways.
When not on League duty, she and League founder Fire, with whom she quickly became friendly, began pursuing a modelling career.
Mr. Terrific was a member of the Justice League following the Thanagarian invasion.
When J'onn J'onzz took a leave of absence from the League, Mr. Terrific replaced him as Monitor; by common consensus, he was smart enough to do so. He coordinated the League during several crises, including Wade Eiling's rampage through Metropolis, and Darkseid's final invasion of Earth.
Likewise, when Lex Luthor accidentally exchanged brains with Flash, Mr. Terrific helped lock down the Watchtower, and finally incapacitated Luthor before he teleported away in Flash's body.
Zatanna was a magician and stage performer with real magical powers, who joined the Justice League after the Thanagarian invasion.
Daughter of the famous stage magician and escape artist Zatara, Zatanna joined him on tour as his assistant when she was a teenager, and also became good friends (as well as possessing a crush) with his student "John Smith" (actually Bruce Wayne during his training to become a crime fighter).
After her father's death, Zatanna became a talented stage magician in her own right. For the finale of a show in Gotham City, she made the contents of the Gotham Mint disappear, to show up magic debunker Montague Kane. Unfortunately for her, Kane had not only seen through her trick, but was a thief, and stole the money while framing her for the crime. She was freed from custody and assisted in bringing Kane to justice by Batman, whom she recognized as her friend from long ago.
Sometime later, she developed or discovered genuine magical powers, which she used to aid the Justice League, and occasionally sprinkled in with her normal stage tricks. It also became apparent that at some point, she found out Batman's real name as Bruce Wayne (whether he told her or she discovered by other means is unknown). After Wonder Woman was turned into a pig by Circe, Batman approached Zatanna for help, and she assisted him in tracking Circe down and reversing the spell.
During Darkseid's last invasion of Earth, Zatanna was one of many League Members called to help fight the invading Apokoliptan forces, and afterwards to pursue and capture the remaining members of the Legion of Doom.
Many years later, an elderly Bruce Wayne included her among a small group of women whom he remembered as special to him.
Atom-Smasher was a member of the Justice League after the Thanagarian invasion.
Atom-Smasher was one of the League's powerhouses, and often fought in the front lines. He battled the Dark Heart and the Ultimen invasion.
Professor Ray Palmer, a.k.a. The Atom was an expert physicist at the prestigious Boston University.
Prior to his League days, his scientific work was known to Vandal Savage, who attempted to use it to build a superweapon, before being stopped by the Justice League.
After the Thanagarian invasion, the Atom joined up with the expanded Justice League. When Amazo returned to Earth, the Atom secretly accompanied Lex Luthor to his refuge, because of his expertise in nanotechnology, to help him building a nano-disassembler beam cannon that would stop the android. When Amazo proved resistant to even that, as a last resort Atom shrunk both himself and Luthor down to the subatomic level.
The Atom's expertise was of vital importance when the League was menaced by the Dark Heart, an alien war machine based on nanotechnology. After shrinking to microscopic size, he was able to enter the machine and discern its programming and purpose, but was unable to destroy its control center. Instead, he interrupted its flow of liquified matter feeding its nano-assemblers with raw materials—much in the same way a blocked artery stops the flow of blood to the heart and induces a heart attack.
In the aftermath of Superman and Captain Marvel's titanic fight over Lexor City, The Atom examined a device that Superman had been suspicious of (since it incorporated Kryptonite), and was embarrassed to report that it appeared to be completely benign, as Lex Luthor had insisted it was.
When the Watchtower was temporarily shut down by an accidental discharge of its Binary Fusion Generator, the Atom worked in the reactor room, trying to shorten the time needed to reboot the system. Unfortunately, he was incapacitated by Galatea, who was set on blowing up the reactor, and the Watchtower and the League with it.
The Atom was one of many Leaguers who leaped into action to combat Darkseid's second invasion of Earth.
Aztek was a member of the Justice League after the Thanagarian invasion. He assisted in fighting Mordru, the Dark Heart, and the Ultimen.
Black Canary was a member of the Justice League after the Thanagarian invasion.
Dinah Lance was one of the many Justice League members who joined in after the Thanagarian Invasion. She was trained by Wildcat, and was one of the League's best hand-to-hand fighters.
Green Arrow soon noticed the shapely blonde bombshell, and decided to stick around to meet her. Canary used this infatuation when she recruited him on a personal mission: trying to persuade Wildcat to get out of Meta-Brawl fighting.
Black Canary and Green Arrow visit Wildcat, but he does not budge. With this approach not working, Black Canary opts to destroy the Meta-Brawl instead. During the fight with some of the Brawl's fighters, Black Canary took to a different plan: she proposed to the Meta-Brawl's owner, Roulette, to fight Wildcat herself. Should she win, Wildcat would be banned from all events, should she lose, nothing would change. Roulette accepted.
Green Arrow had a different plan. He uses knock out gas on Black Canary and takes her spot in the ring. Wildcat is opposed to fighting the less-skilled Green Arrow, but after some taunting words by Green Arrow, Wildcat gave everything.
The two men fought a one-sided battle, with Green Arrow taking punch after punch. Black Canary watched in horror, stopped from interfering by Roulette's guards. The fight reached an eerie climax as Green Arrow fell, seemingly killed by the abuse. Rushing to Green Arrow and professing her love for him over his dead body, he turned out to be alive. He explained he used a stunner to trigger a metabolic stasis so that he would appear to have died in the fight. Wildcat resigns from the Meta-Brawl with disgust over (seemingly) killing someone, whilst Canary takes down the ring and the stands with her canary cry.
Green Arrow and Black Canary were assigned to assist Agent Faraday in guarding crime lord Steven Mandragora from the Huntress and ensure that he made it to the intended grand jury hearing. A series of verbal exchanges as well as Canary punching Mandragora resulted in Faraday putting them on perimeter watch.
Coincidentally Mandragora's thugs, as well as Huntress, arrive at the safe house at the same time. Huntress did not come alone, she brought Question. Arrow and Canary were already alerted to the possibility that they might encounter Huntress as the latter had personal history with Mandragora. The four heroes fight, leaving Mandragora free to escape with his thugs Tony and Cecil.
Arrow and Canary overcame Question and Huntress, but not in time to prevent Mandragora's escape. Now with Mandragora on the loose it became urgent to recover him. Thinking Question knows where he has gone, Arrow pressed Question for information. Question turned over a key, but Green Arrow saw through the misdirection.
On Black Canary's motorcycle, the Green Arrow and Black Canary tailed Question's Pontiac in the hopes that it would lead them to Mandragora. Question spotted them with ease, so he tried to lose them by using a car trailer ramp to launch his vehicle up to the tracks above street level and Canary followed suit. Question and Huntress in the car narrowly dodged the oncoming train. It was only due to Arrow requesting an emergency transport that he and Canary beam out just before the train crushed Canary's motorcycle. The loss of her bike infuriated Canary, but at least they were able to catch up to Question and Huntress in the docks.
Arrow and Question engaged the voluminous Mandragora first, but he fended them off with ease. Canary took her shot by using her sonic cry on him, which similarly failed to do anything except shred his jacket and shirt. Canary was soon drained and fell to the ground.
Mandragora seized her only to have Huntress emerge aiming her crossbow at him. He dropped Canary and turned to face Huntress. If not for the Question then Huntress might have killed her parents' murderer yet it was also the appearance of Mandragora's son, Edgar, that further turned her away from killing the crime lord.
When the Founding Members of the Justice League turned themselves over to federal custody during the Cadmus crisis, those still aboard the power drained Watchtower faced an assault from an army of Ultimen clones. Canary was one of many Leaguers to engage the clones in battle. She used her canary cry, but was overtaken by Shifter from behind.
Roulette was out for revenge, and used Sonar to place Black Canary and several other female Leaguers - Fire, Vixen, Hawkgirl and Wonder Woman - under mind control to fight in the new Meta-Brawl, "Glamor Slam" - all girl cage fights. With the help of the Huntress, they were all freed and Roulette was defeated. Afterward, she offered to get Huntress back into the League, but Huntress turned the offer down.
During Darkseid's second invasion of Earth, Black Canary fought off parademons in Rome with Green Arrow, Doctor Light and Bizarro. She took out several of them with her canary cry.
Blue Devil was a member of the Justice League after the Thanagarian invasion.
Blue Devil was one of the members of the League to help against the battle of Mordru, the Dark Heart, and the Ultimen invasion. When Darkseid returned to the earth and sent out his parademons across the earth, Blue Devil told everyone to get to the Javelins, but Shayera told him there was no time and everyone needed to prepare for an emergency teleport. Later he helped Steel get a closer look at the drilling machines.
Booster Gold (and Skeets)
Booster Gold was a shamelessly self-promoting superhero from the year 2462 A.D., and a member of the Justice League after the Thanagarian Invasion.
Booster Gold was a thrill-seeker of the 25th century, who traveled backwards in time to the 21st century to fight today's criminals as a superhero. Although he promoted himself as a fighter for justice, in reality, he left the future in pursuit of mega-fame and fortune.
Because of his hunger for fame, Booster was only entrusted with low-profile cases, and despite his best efforts, he was always mistaken for Green Lantern. When the sorcerer Mordru ran afoul on Metropolis, requiring the mobilization of the entire League, Booster saw this as the high-profile mission that would launch his celebrity. However, upon landing he was assigned to crowd control. When a stray magic blast started a fire at S.T.A.R. Labs, Booster ran to help and met Dr. Tracy Simmons, a scientist who, together with her boss, was experimenting with an unstable alternate energy source. Dr. Brown was caught in an accident that attached that source ― a black hole ― to his chest, and started sucking in everything in sight. Booster Gold was determined to help out the scientist ― mainly to impress Dr. Simmons― and so he set off to place a gravity inhibitor collar on Dr. Brown.
Booster was cocky and somewhat goofy, but despite his obsession with fame and wealth, he was good-natured and well-intentioned. In the end, he was willing to risk his own life to put an end to the menace. He eventually succeeded, and even though this deed didn't grant him his wanted mega-fame, it did earn him admiration (and possibly something more) from Dr. Simmons, who saw the heroism in him when he was no longer capable of seeing it himself.
In subsequent missions, Booster seems to have abandoned his grandstanding and adopted a professional commitment to helping others. He joined the League team providing disaster relief in New Mexico after the Watchtower II's fusion cannon was inadvertently fired at the surface, and likewise was aboard the Watchtower to help repel the attack of the cloned Ultimen.
Booster Gold answered the world-wide call to the entire Justice League during Darkseid's last invasion of Earth. Like all of his Justice League counterparts, the further adventures of Booster Gold have not yet been depicted.
Booster Gold was accompanied everywhere by Skeets, a talking curator droid he stole from the Metropolis Space Museum of the 25th century along with his suit. Roughly the size and shape of a flying orange metal football with fins, Skeets possessed a vast historical database and an extensive vocabulary. Besides being Booster's closest companion, Skeets helped Booster to more comfortably assimilate into 21st-century society using his wealth of information. The robot had an extensive personality program, which occasionally made Skeets seem amused by Booster's words and actions, but in most respects, Skeets was essentially Booster's cheering section and photographer. He was also equipped with holo-projectors and scanners.
Captain Marvel was a superhero who protected Fawcett City, and a former member of the Justice League.
William "Billy" Batson was a young boy who, by saying the magic word "SHAZAM", became the powerful and popular crime-fighter Captain Marvel. Still coming into his own as a young superhero, Billy would strive to follow the example of his favorite hero: Superman. To his credit, Captain Marvel quickly became respected and admired, both in his home of Fawcett City and beyond. He was eventually extended an invitation to join the expanded Justice League.
Billy believed in fair play, taking people at their word and giving them the benefit of the doubt, an optimistic viewpoint that very often borders on naivet¨¦ (but then, he's still in grade school). He attended C.C. Binder Elementary School.
Billy's youthful chattiness and cheerful outlook led to an unwitting public endorsement of Lex Luthor's candidacy for the President of the United States of America. This immediately brought him a stern reprimand from the League and Superman in particular. Though impressed by Marvel's powers, Superman was rubbed the wrong way by Billy's seemingly simplistic sense of right and wrong. Batman noted that Captain Marvel seemed exceedingly "sunny".
During a groundbreaking ceremony to commemorate "Lexor City", Lex Luthor's high-tech low-income housing complex of the future, Superman detected what he believed to be a destructive device far below the grounds. Despite Luthor's assurances that the machine was harmless, Superman attempted to shut it down. He was opposed by Captain Marvel, and in an uncharacteristic show of frustration and anger, Superman attacked the younger hero. The battle destroyed much of Lexor City, and ended when Marvel attempted to harm Superman with his magical thunderbolt one time too many. Once Superman managed to turn the tables on Marvel, the subsequent charge reverted him back into Billy Batson, and Superman was able to destroy the device.
However, Superman's accusation was proven false by the Atom, and the Man of Steel was publicly embarrassed. His humiliation was further compounded when Lex took the loss in stride before television cameras, and offered to construct Lexor City out of his own pocket... For a second time. Naturally, the entire situation had been purposely created by Luthor and Amanda Waller; in fact it had gone even better than planned.
After the Lexor City debacle, a disillusioned Captain Marvel quit the Justice League. He felt that the League was sinking to their enemies' level and that they no longer acted "like heroes". He presumably returned to Fawcett City to resume his solo career.
Captain Atom, real name Captain Nathaniel Adams, was a superhero and a member of the Justice League.
When the Justice League extended invitations to the heroes of Earth following the Thanagarian Invasion, Captain Nathaniel Adams answered the call as Captain Atom, nuclear-powered soldier of justice.
The Captain was one of the first new League members to be given an important assignment: investigating a radioactive accident in Chong-Mai, alongside Supergirl and John Stewart. Captain Atom's conduct as a US military officer was too uptight for the lighthearted heroes like Kara and Green Arrow, which at first caused some animosity between them.
In loco, they found that the origin of the distress was a walking nuclear superweapon that had gone haywire. Captain Atom attempted to drain its energies but it was overwhelming, and he was knocked out. He then blamed John Stewart's injury on Green Arrow's refusal to work as a team, which escalated the tension between the trio. Afterwards, Captain Atom offered himself to personally shove carbon rod dampers into the flaming giant's reactor, fully aware that if could endanger his own life.The Atomic hero explodes.
This act of bravery gained the respect and admiration of both Green Arrow and Supergirl.A recovering Captain Atom reassuring Supergirl.
When Captain Atom was near the reactor, the creature shot him down, breaching his containment suit and causing him to blow up. Captain Atom was seemingly destroyed, much to the distress of fellow recruit Supergirl. However, following the deactivation of the machine by Green Arrow, Captain Atom's sentient energy was re-collected into his containment suit. The hero would quickly return to active duty.
Captain Atom took part in several of the League's missions, namely the first line of defense against Amazo, the fight against Mordru, and the alien nanotechnologic invasion. His power was also essential to contain the radiation leak caused by Task Force X when they infiltrated the Watchtower.
Captain Atom soon proved to be more than capable as a Justice Leaguer, and he quickly gained the respect and admiration of his colleagues, notably Superman, who selected the Captain as his partner while defending Metropolis from Mantis, a second-rate, would-be despot from Apokolips. However, immediately following this adventure Captain Nathanial Adams had his Air Force commission unexpectedly reactivated by General Wade Eiling at the behest of Amanda Waller of Cadmus and Lex Luthor. The relentless hero with a profound sense of duty and patriotism.
Nathanial Adams was torn between his dual commitments, but his first oath of service had been to the United States military. Captain Atom stepped down from his Justice League duties and was soon ordered to stop Superman and the Huntress from taking the captive Question out of a Cadmus facility. He was compelled to fight Superman hand-to-hand, and by controlling red-sun radiation, Captain Atom managed to amplify the impact of his blows against the Kryptonian. However, though acknowledging Captain Atom's valiant effort, Superman merely made sure that Huntress and Question had time to escape before he was forced to incapacitate Captain Atom. Cadmus security arrived on the scene to assist the Captain, but Superman sternly warned them not to touch his fallen comrade: "He's Justice League." Superman then collected Captain Atom and took him to the Watchtower, where the Captain could recover under the watchful eye of the League's medical and science staff.
Captain Atom rejoined the League during the invasion of the Watchtower by Galatea and the Ultimen clones. He was able muster enough strength to blast a few clones while Supergirl fought Galatea. Thanks to the revelation that Lex Luthor and Brainiac had been manipulating both Cadmus and the Justice League, it seems apparent that Captain Atom was discharged from military service and allowed to rejoin the Justice League following Amanda Waller's involvement in the conflict between the League and the Luthor/Brainiac hybrid.
Captain Atom was last seen fighting against the forces of Darkseid during the intergalactic despot's massive invasion of Earth. The Captain survived the conflict, so it is logical to infer that Captain Atom remained with the organization following Darkseid's disappearance.
Commander Steel was a Justice League member after the Thanagarian invasion.
During Darkseid's second invasion, he, Shayera and Atomic Skull were one of the many teams sent across the earth to stop Darkseid's parademons and the drilling machines. While fighting, Commander Steel noticed Shayera had a spear thrown into her wing by a parademon and it was getting ready to attack her. He picked up a shield and threw it at the parademon, killing it and saving Shayera.
The Creeper, real name Jack Ryder, was formerly a news anchorman before his confrontation with The Joker, and now is a superhero and member of the Justice League.
Jack Ryder was co-anchor of Summer Gleeson's "Gotham Insider." When Jack did an expose on the Joker, the Clown Prince of Crime showed up and threw Ryder into the same vat of chemicals that transformed him.
The chemicals, mixed with the Joker's laughing gas, triggered a mutation in Ryder. As a result, Ryder's body became bright yellow with green hair with dramatically enhanced strength and agility. While interrogating the Joker's henchmen, one of the goons spoke out against him, and called him a "creep" which inspired him to call himself "the Creeper." While Ryder was still honest enough to pay for his new costume, his use of his credit card alerted Batman to the wildman's real identity. Seeking revenge against the Joker and suddenly smitten with Harley Quinn, he pursued them relentlessly with terrifyingly wild enthusiasm. While the Creeper did not kill the criminals, his methods were so frenetically deranged that the Joker eventually begged to be arrested to escape them.
The transformation was permanent, but Batman was able to create a skin patch to keep the Creeper subdued. Ryder, who actually finds the Creeper form to his liking, can remove the patch and transform into the Creeper.
Although crazy and created by the same chemicals as the Joker, the Creeper was essentially moral and heroic at heart, and later joined the extended Justice League to protect the world from evil.
The Crimson Avenger
The Crimson Avenger was a Justice League member after the Thanagarian invasion.
The Crimson Avenger sports a red mask, a fedora, dons a scarlet trenchcoat, and carries a gas gun. He was called for to look for Wonder Woman, when she was transformed into a pig. He was also summoned to fight General Eiling, who had mutated into a powerhouse, but his gas gun rendered little effect on the behemoth.
The Crimson Avenger also answered the world-wide call to the entire Justice League during Darkseid's latest invasion of Earth.
Crimson Fox was a Justice League member after the Thanagarian invasion. Her powers are pheromone based. She seems to have connections in the fashion industry, which she uses to help Fire and Ice with their budding modeling careers.
Hawk & Dove
Hawk and Dove were members of the expanded Justice League.
Hawk and Dove were picked up by Wonder Woman, during a bar fight, to go on a mission to Kaznia. They decided to capture the warring faction leaders and force them to settle the dispute verbally. However, Hawk's attempted was foiled by a sudden attack from the North side, which was led by the Annihilator. After failing to bring down the Annihilator, Dove went to capture the Northern faction leader, while Hawk went after the Southern, and thus forcing them together to talk things through. However, Ares was posing as the Northern leader and captured Dove. He was strapped to the Annihilator's chest and was sent in an attack on the Southern forces. Dove was promptly rescued by his brother, and together they try to fight off both sides. When Wonder Woman realized that the Annihilator was fueled by violence and rage, Dove confronted it by relinquishing aggression, which deprived the creature off its energy-source.
Hawk took part in several of the League's missions; he fought off Mordru, the Alien nanotech invasion, he evacuated the island of San Baquero, fended off the army of Ultimen abroad the Watchtower, and Apokolips invasion.
Doctor Mid-Nite was a Justice League member after the Thanagarian invasion.
Once a prominent physician, he was blinded in an attack by criminals. However, he was able to see clearly in pitch blackness. Using blackout bombs, he became a crime fighter, joining the League, and serving as the team medic.
Elongated Man was a member of the Justice League after the Thanagarian invasion.
Like fellow League member Plastic Man, he had the ability to stretch his body to tremendous lengths ¡ª a fact that may have created something of a rivalry between the two. In addition to his powers of elasticity, Ralph is also a skilled detective; as such, he has sometimes likened himself to a combination of Plastic Man and Batman.
During the League's battle with Mordru, Ralph found himself partnered with Booster Gold and assigned to crowd control duty. He was later called away to join the main battle, and (apparently) played a pivotal role in defeating the evil sorcerer ¡ª although Ralph would later humbly describe his actions as "stretching in the right place at the right time".
Ralph was also a close friend of the Flash, and the two would often play Brawlin' Bots, a children's game, while complaining about how the other League members wouldn't take them seriously.
Etrigan, The Demon/Jason Blood
Jason Blood was a world famous occultist. Centuries ago, Jason Blood was magically bonded with the demon Etrigan.
Jason Blood was one of King Arthur's knights during the age of Camelot. Seduced by the Witch Morgaine Le Faye, he opened the gates of Camelot to her invading armies, betraying Arthur and his people, so that Morgaine could claim Camelot and they would rule together. Jason was only a pawn, however, in Morgaine's plot to allow her son, Mordred, to rule as king.
As Jason lay writhing from Morgaine's poison kiss, Merlin appeared to the dying Knight. As punishment for his betrayal, Merlin bonded Blood with the demon Etrigan, "one of the vilest demons in Perdition." He was forced to hunt down Morgaine for all time, but he never succeeded, as she wore an amulet that enabled her to detect his presence.
Centuries later, Jason had become a recognized Occultist, and used his bond with Etrigan to fight off beings of evil magic. Batman would seek out Jason Blood's help in cases that involved the supernatural. At one point, Etrigan and Jason were separated by Klarion the Witch-Boy, and Batman had to reunite the two before Jason aged rapidly to death.
Etrigan assisted the Justice League in thwarting Morgaine Le Faye's attempt to capture the Philosopher's Stone to gain the power to rule the world. Etrigan appeared again to help the League when Mordred obtained the Amulet of First Magic.
When Morded turned against his mother using the Amulet of First Magic, Etrigan was somehow turned into a toddler and set on Batman, Wonder Woman, Superman and Green Lantern by Mordred when thy were regressed into children to stop him. Even as a baby, he still proved very formidable until Wonder Woman chastised him. He played a pivotal role against Mordred by chomping on the amulet, sending a massive wave across the continent and severely damaging the amulet, as well as stunning himself. In the end, the Leaguers were returned to normal.
When Felix Faust took over Tartarus from Hades, the imbalance he set caused agony for the League's magic members, including Etrigan. Only when Wonder Woman and Hawkgirl stopped Faust was the balance of things restored.
Gypsy was a member of the Justice League after the Thanagarian invasion.
Although almost always unnoticed, Gypsy has actively fought evil alongside Vibe and Steel. Gypsy's first demonstration of power was to rescue people after the binary fusion cannon fired and she was later fighting Darkseid's second invasion.
Hourman was a member of the Justice League after the Thanagarian invasion. He gains increased speed and strength thanks to a chemical called Miraclo. The effects, however, only last for 60 minutes.
Long Shadow (honorary)
Long Shadow was a former member of the Ultimen. As with the rest of the team, he was genetically engineered by the U.S. Government to be a powerful team of superheroes obedient to them, unlike the Justice League.
Long Shadow had memories of having been born unusually sickly and small, and his parents, being scientists experimenting with growth hormones, had developed a growth formula that in time gave him the power to become a giant. However, Long Shadow later learned that these had been implanted memories and he had only been alive for about a year.
After helping the League, Long Shadow developed somewhat of a crush on Wonder Woman. He even helped her take on Bizarro and Giganta, where he took out Giganta while Wonder Woman took on Bizarro.
Long Shadow wanted his team to join the Justice League but the other Ultimen were against it. Unlike the rest of the group who had been enjoying their new-found fame, wealth, and popularity, Long Shadow earnestly wanted to join the Justice League to help more people and be a better hero. Long Shadow's efforts were constantly rebuffed and mocked by his teammates.
Then one night, the team was being held over for examination by Project Cadmus after Wind Dragon abruptly developed a new superpower in their earlier mission, surprising everyone (including himself). Ironically, while waiting in their shared examination room, Long Shadow suddenly developed a new power of his own; Super-hearing. This allowed Long Shadow to eavesdrop on a conversation between Maxwell Lord and Professor Hamilton that revealed the true origin of the Ultimen; They were merely the current batch from a perennially doomed experiment of creating super-powered clones with implanted memories.
Upon discovering this devastating news, Long Shadow and the other Ultimen rebelled and tried to find answers. Unlike the others who went on a rampage, Long Shadow did what he could to begin rescuing civilians trapped in the office building that the Ultimen were attacking. During the ensuing battle, Long Shadow was forced to choose sides against his teammates and the Justice League. In the end, he was able to convince Wind Dragon to stand down, just as Wind Dragon was about to kill Superman.
When Amanda Waller showed up to take the captured Ultimen away, Long Shadow chose to stand with the Justice League, who refused to let Waller's goons take him away. Waller eventually relented, but not before taunting Batman and insinuating that there was more to Cadmus than meets the eye.
The League formally inducted Long Shadow in gratitude for the courage he had shown. It is unknown what other activities Long Shadow engaged in afterwards, or even how long he lived due to his cellular breakdown, but if he did die, unlike the Ultimen who died like lab rats, Long Shadow was given a hero's death. An earlier estimate by Professor Hamilton gave him as little time as a month.
Metamorpho, real name Rex Mason, was an old Marine Corps friend of John Stewart and was transformed by the machinations of Simon Stagg. He became a member of the Justice League after the Thanagarian invasion.
Rex Mason worked for Simon Stagg until he fell in love with Simon's only daughter, Sapphire. Knowing Simon would never approve of their relationship, the two kept it secret from Simon for a while. Rex met up with his old friend, John Stewart, when GL prevented the runaway train Rex was on from crashing. Rex introduced John to Sapphire and told him of their affair. It was discovered the incident on the train was caused by chemicals being illegally transported on the train, by Simon Stagg's company. When Rex discovered this, he quit the company and revealed his affair with Sapphire to Simon. Simon told Rex and Sapphire they had his blessing, then ordered Rex to be kidnapped and used as a test subject for his new chemical. As a result of the experiment, Rex's body can become nearly any element or chemical he wants.
Nemesis was a member of the Justice League after the Thanagarian invasion. While he posseses no super powers, he is a master of disguise, and an excellent hand to hand combatant.
Obsidian was a member of the Justice League after the Thanagarian invasion. Obsidian has mysterious shadow powers, which allow him intangibility, levitation and even the ability to possess people through their shadows. He joined along with his friend, Atom-Smasher.
Orion was a New God and the biological son of Darkseid. However, he was raised by Highfather (while Scott Free was raised by Darkseid) as a part of a truce between Apokolips and New Genesis.
Orion is the second son of Darkseid and as a child he was traded for Scott Free in a peace effort between New Genesis and Apokolips. Raised as the son of Highfather he was taught to control his rage and anger, becoming the most powerful warrior either world has ever known. This in itself was not an easy task given that his heritage boiled with the rage of the brutal and merciless Darkseid. It is very possible learning how to control his dark nature consumed much of his youth.
When Darkseid set his sights on Earth, Orion came to Superman's aid in defending the planet. Later, after the formation of the Justice League, he joined forces with Superman once again when his father endangered New Genesis.
After the Thanagarian invasion, Orion became a member of the Justice League. He was briefly seen in the battle against AMAZO. He later played a more active role when Flash was beset by his old enemies, and was last seen fighting alongside the rest of the League in the final battle with Darkseid's forces.
Red Tornado was a member of the Justice League after the Thanagarian invasion.
Red Tornado was one of the many heroes to join the Justice League when it boosted its roster. He participated in the search for Wonder Woman when Circe transformed her into a pig, and later on he served as the second line of defense against AMAZO's pursuit of Lex Luthor, along with Supergirl, Rocket Red and Fire. During the engagement with AMAZO, Red Tornado was destroyed; however, he was back on duty by the time of the Dark Heart incident. Whether this was a new android or if the original was somehow reconstituted is unknown.
Red Tornado was also one of the few heroes on the Watchtower present when Lex Luthor took over the body of the Flash and confronted him many times during the incident.
Rocket Red was a member of the Justice League after the Thanagarian invasion. The only survivor of a team of Russian agents, this Rocket Red, originally designated #4, received his armor when it was crafted by the Green Lantern, Kilowog.
Sand was a member of the Justice League after the Thanagarian invasion. Once the sidekick of The Sandman, a hero who fought crime at the same time as Wildcat and The Grey Ghost, he grew up to take on his mentor's identity, but with his own twist. An accident left him with the ability to transform into a sand-like substance, and control soil and stone.
Supergirl was the last Argoan, and Superman's foster cousin.
Kara In-Ze was the only survivor from Krypton's sister planet, Argo. While exploring the sector of space once occupied by Krypton, Superman discovered a hidden cryogenic facility which had sustained heavy damage. Only one chamber was intact, containing the last survivor of Argo: Kara. Taking the young woman back to Earth, Superman introduced Kara to his adoptive parents. The Kents took her in under the guise of Jonathan Kent's teenaged niece.
Inspired by her "cousin" Clark, Kara made a costume similar to Superman's and occasionally joined on missions as Supergirl. Kara frequently visited Clark in Metropolis and, as Supergirl, she had full access to Superman's Fortress of Solitude. In Supergirl, Superman found a living link to his alien heritage, and someone he could talk to about his dual lives as Superman and Clark Kent. She became a frequent friendly ally who could be trusted with Superman's secret.
Before joining the Justice League, Kara had little interaction with other heroes. Her first official team-up was with Batgirl. When Livewire teamed up with Poison Ivy and Harley Quinn, Batman, asking for Superman's help, inadvertently gets Kara instead. Together Batgirl and Supergirl defeat the trio of super-villains, and form a close friendship. The two stayed close friends; a few years later, Barbara and Kara went skiing together for Christmas.
Kara was living in Kansas for three years, under Clark's instructions, until she was finally recruited into the new Justice League. Her first assignment was to go to Chong-Mai, alongside the Green Lantern, Captain Atom and, against his will, Green Arrow, to deal with a possible radioactive accident. Supergirl's juvenile and playful spirit charmed Green Arrow and the two became friends. Her somewhat immature nature made her act impetuously, which was frowned upon by some members of the League, especially John Stewart. However, despite her rushed judgment, she was goodhearted and well-intentioned. When Amazo returned to Earth, Supergirl and Steel went after Lex Luthor to take him into protective custody. After Luthor escaped into a refuge of his own, Supergirl aided the League's second line of defense against the android. She bravely attacked Amazo, but his cosmic power knocked her out with one strong impact. Sometime later she participated in the battle against the Dark Heart but she, like many of the others present, had a hard time against it until it was shut down by the Atom.
At one point, Supergirl started to have disturbing dreams in which she chased and incinerated men she had never seen before. She contemplated the possibility of those so-called dreams being in fact suppressed memories while she was under the government's custody. Supergirl, Green Arrow, and the Question set off to investigate this strange occurrence. They went to S.T.A.R. Labs, where Professor Hamilton assured her that she was under their care and vigilance the entire time, and that her dreams may be an expression of her traumatic experience. While leaving, the trio got attacked by robots and soldiers that linked them to the U.S. Army, and more specifically to General Hardcastle. They confronted him and he admitted to having being in charge of government experiments in metahuman and mutant studies, but he couldn't explain Supergirl's dreams. The Leaguers connected Hardcastle to Nuvo-Gen, so Supergirl and Green Arrow went there to investigate. They ascertained that Supergirl's DNA was used to create a clone, whom they trained to be a living weapon. Supergirl deduced that they shared some sort of psychic link that made her see her clone's actions. Supergirl and Green Arrow were lured into a hologram-training room, where the clone, referred to only as 'Tea', attempted to kill Supergirl and thus wipe out their psychic link, which was holding her back. Supergirl fought her off, until the entire facility blew up, seemingly destroying Galatea.
When Supergirl found out that it was Hamilton who cloned her under Cadmus's sanction, she was set to take them down. However, when trouble arose and the JL core members turned themselves over to the government, Supergirl was left in charge of the League. While the heroes where struggling to get the power back online, Galatea and an army of Ultimen invaded the Watchtower. Supergirl tried to stop Galatea from overloading the reactor, but she was overwhelmed by her clone's slightly superior strength. Supergirl stalled Galatea long enough for the reactor to reboot, whereupon she used one of its cables to electrocute her doppelganger, finally defeating her.
During one mission in Japan, Stargirl, S.T.R.I.P.E. and John Stewart were working together to ward off a mutated turtle, when Supergirl stole the limelight as she swooped in, sporting her new uniform modeled off after that of Superman's. She saved the day with great ease and was received with overwhelming reverence from the eyewitnesses. Stargirl didn't take this lightly. En route through the North Pole, the team was suddenly sucked into a portal and arrived in Skartaris, a hidden land at the center of the Earth where the sun was red. Consequently, Supergirl's powers were quickly depleted, which left her considerably vulnerable. However, this didn't hold her back; Supergirl joined the battle against Deimos' army, and engaged them in hand-to-hand sword fight. Then, despite her feebleness, Supergirl intercepted Metallo when he was trying to obtain the Great Stone. She bluffed, claiming to be immune to Metallo's Kryptonite heart. However, Metallo engaged her and she attacked him with Stargirl's rod, and was forced to retreat. She attempted to thwart Metallo by all means available ― she tilted a giant statue over him, and tried to shoot him down with a blaster. When Metallo finally snared Supergirl, she managed to cut out his battery with a dagger, leaving him immobilized. This display of bravery and endurance finally earned Supergirl the respect of Stargirl, who intervened in the nick of time to get rid of the chunk of Kryptonite, before it killed Supergirl.
By her twenty-first birthday, Kara ¡ª now with a few years' League experience under her belt ¡ª was truly beginning to come in to her own despite the perception some might have had of her as being in her cousin's shadow. Even Stewart was forced to admit that there was little more he could teach her. Supergirl, along with Stewart and Green Arrow, was transported to the 30th Century by members of the Legion of Super-Heroes. The three Justice Leaguers aided Legionnaires Brainiac 5 and Bouncing Boy in freeing their teammates from the mental domination of the Fatal Five ¡ª a mission from which, historical records of the era claimed, Supergirl would not return, with most fearing she would not return because she would die. After teaming with Brainiac 5, Bouncing Boy, and Green Arrow to stop the Fatal Five, Supergirl elected to stay behind in the 30th Century as a Legionnaire--a position in which she could truly make a difference. Her decision was further influenced by the fact that the 30th century was more like the world she had known on Argo as well as her growing romantic attraction to Brainiac 5. Supergirl sent a final farewell message to her cousin Kal-El wherein she expressed her love for Ma and Pa Kent and subtly expressed her desire to make a name for herself separate from Superman. She presumably lived out the rest of her days in the 30th Century.
Speedy was a youthful superhero best known for being the ex-sidekick of Green Arrow. Like his mentor, he was a highly-skilled archer who made use of an arsenal of trick arrows.
Speedy was a reserve member of the improved Justice League, as well as Green Arrow's old sidekick; however, he preferred to refer to himself as his ex-partner. Speedy was an archer on par with his old mentor, and equally equipped with a vast array of trick arrows. Speedy was summoned to fight General Eiling, who had mutated into a behemoth and ran amok in Metropolis. He spent all his arsenal of arrows and was reluctant to use the quantum arrow that Green Arrow told him to use in emergencies only. The two archers combined their arrows and unleashed a bombardment. However, it had little effect on Eiling. Even though he had run out of arrows, Speedy bravely charged at the brute, but was quickly subdued by his superior strength.
Stargirl and S.T.R.I.P.E.
Stargirl was a member of the Justice League, with her partner (and stepfather) S.T.R.I.P.E., after the Thanagarian invasion.
Stargirl was often fighting alongside her overprotective stepfather. She participated in several missions; most notably she fought off Mordru, the Alien nanotech invasion, the army of Ultimen aboard the Watchtower, the second Royal Flush Gang, a giant mutated Turtle wrecking Japan, and Deimos's army in Skartaris.
Stargirl was a brave and competent fighter; however, her impetuosity sometimes got the best of her performance. In Skartaris, she headed off to confront Deimos alone, and even got the upper hand until Metallo caught her off guard, and knocked her down. Fortunately, she regained consciousness on time to save Supergirl from a hunk of Kryptonite.
Courtney initially resented Supergirl's popularity, and dismissed her merit for being Superman's prot¨¦g¨¦. While in Skartaris, Stargirl took a somewhat childish relish in seeing Kara in distress, deprived of her powers. However, when she saw how adroit and brave the powerless Supergirl was, Stargirl gained a whole new view on her character, and both girls reconciled.
Some time later, Stargirl attended a commemorative parade in Metropolis in Superman's stead (along with four other heroes), a fact that did not bode well for her. When General Eiling crashed in, Stargirl tried to take the fight somewhere else, away from innocent bystanders, but once again her impulsiveness got the best of her, and Eiling almost crushed her skull with his bare hand. However, thanks to Shining Knight, Stargirl was spared, albeit badly injured. Even though she was badly injured, she managed to flash a smile as she was loaded into the ambulance.
After recovering, Courtney took up active duty in the League's missions, and helped repel Darkseid's invasion forces from Earth. She has recently begun a relationship with League co-founder, KnightStar.
Pat Dugan was the stepfather of Courtney, who became his sidekick Stargirl.
S.T.R.I.P.E. eventually joined the ranks of the expanded Justice League, with whom he fought off Amazo, Mordru, the nano invasion, the battalion of Ultimen, and Deimos's army in Skartaris. He and Stargirl often fought side by side; and Pat worked as an overprotective father figure, always watching over and keeping his partner's reckless behavior in check.
Pat was also among the Leaguers who attended a Metropolis parade in Superman's honor. When General Eiling, who had mutated into a behemoth, crashed in and engaged the heroes, S.T.R.I.P.E. hit him with his artillery and engaged him in an aerial battle; but to no avail. Eiling tore Pat's armor open and nearly administered the coup de grace, had he not been thwarted by a civilian kid. Pat mustered enough breath to deflect the powerhouse from hurting a the child and his friends, but he was quickly tossed aside, and finally defeated. S.T.R.I.P.E. was later carried away for medical attention and technical repairs.
S.T.R.I.P.E. was back on full duty in time to repel Darkseid's invasion on Earth.
Starman was a member of the Justice League after the Thanagarian invasion. A Prince from an alien empire, he came to Earth to fight injustice after he grew bored with his royal lifestyle.
Steel, real name John Henry Irons, was a former employee of LexCorp and later a member of the Justice League.
John Irons worked as a weapons designer and engineer for LexCorp. He was the chief designer of a protoype battle suit, and advised strongly against its early premiere. Luthor, on the other hand, was keen to see the Metropolis Police Department¡ªrepresented by Sergeant Corey Mills¡ªbe on par with Superman. As Mills became addicted to the suit, Irons resigned from LexCorp. After helping Superman take down Mills, the Man of Steel commented that an advanced version of the prototype might be helpful.
Following his departure from LexCorp, Irons moved back with his mother and niece, and set up a workshop in an abandoned steel mill. He worked many hours to improve the suit, and got his first chance to be a hero even before the suit was finished: while testing a shoulder-mounted weapon, he managed to stop a getaway car, which was fleeing police. Superman came to his help, but found himself weakened by Metallo, the thugs' leader, and his Kryptonite core. Quickly donning the improved battle suit, Steel delayed Metallo in a meeting of the metals, enough for Superman to regain his strength. Although Superman rose again to fight Metallo, he was almost killed by Metallo again. Steel stopped Metallo for sure when he threw his hammer into Metallo's kryptonite heart, destroying it. Without his power source, Metallo was defeated by Steel and Superman. After defeating Metallo, Superman thanked Steel for his help, something he did not do often. He has worn the suit ever since to help protect the world.
Steel joined the Justice League after the Thanagarian invasion. He was one of the League's chief engineers, often repairing or designing equipment for the league, together with the Atom.
When Amazo returned to Earth, Steel and Supergirl went to warn Lex Luthor and brought him to a safe place. However, when confronted by the nanotechnological android, he was quickly thrust aside.
After Luthor hacked into and fired the Watchtower's Binary Fusion Generator, Steel oversaw the rebooting. At that moment, Galatea and her Ultimen clones attacked the Watchtower. While the majority of the League fought the invaders, Steel rushed to the generator room. There, he was confronted by Galatea. Steel proved little match for the powerful Argoan clone, but before she could finish him, Supergirl interfered.
During the second invasion of Darkseid, Steel fought in Tokyo with Blue Devil and Sinestro. Using his expertise in engineering, he discovered the mysterious Apokoliptian machines installed around the world were magma tappers, designed to create fire pits on Earth. With that knowledge, the League managed to thwart Darkseid's plans as Superman, Batman and Luthor took on the tyrant himself.
The Ray was a member of the Justice League after the Thanagarian invasion. A second generation hero, he was kept out of the sun until his 18th birthday, so his light-based powers would not activate before he was ready.
Vigilante was a gunman donned as a cowboy, and member of the expanded Justice League.
During the Thanagarian invasion, Vigilante fought against the hawkmen, but was ultimately captured and imprisoned by them. Afterwards, he joined the expanded Justice League. Vigilante became good friends with Shining Knight, and his marksmanship was quite useful on several missions. He took part in the fight against Mordru, the alien nanotechnologic invasion, and intercepted Task Force X when they were trying to steal the Annihilator. Despite being a skillful gunman and fighter, Vigilante was knocked out by Rick Flagg, Jr. in hand-to-hand combat.
Vigilante was also part of the team ambushed by the group of vengeful Thanagarian warriors. He harbored some resentment towards Hawkgirl, who had been a double agent, and as a result of her betrayal, Vigilante became a prisoner of war. He accounted how he was incarcerated in a small confinement and humiliated by the Thanagarians. Nevertheless, Vigilante worked through his feelings and remained loyal to Shayera, in spite of not always seeing eye to eye with her. Even though he has no special powers, Vigilante's cunning dexterity allowed him to turn the tables on a hawkman, and hijack Paran Dul's ship. He single-handedly saved Vixen from certain death, by catching her in free fall.
Vigilante later attended a parade in Metropolis in Superman's place, together with Green Arrow, Stargirl, STRIPE, and Shining Knight. There, he displayed his love of theatrics and crowd pleasing. When a mutated General Eiling attacked the heroes, Vigilante tried his best to fight him off ¨D he shot the beast, and even rammed an exploding motorcycle into him. However, his efforts were useless in face of the mutated Eiling, who easily disposed of Vigilante.
When Darkseid was unwittingly resurrected by Luthor and subsequently invaded Earth, Vigilante teamed up with Wonder Woman, Shining Knight and Star Sapphire to fight the Apokoliptian forces at the Great Wall of China, where they were soon joined by J'onn J'onzz.
Vixen, real name Mari, was a member of the Justice League after the Thanagarian invasion. She also dated John Stewart after Hawkgirl resigned from the league.
Vixen joined the reformed Justice League after the Thanagarian Invasion. At some point she became involved with John Stewart, and would accompany him on missions, including the return of Solomon Grundy. This event also marked the return of Hawkgirl, which put a strain on Vixen and John's relationship, as she was John's former lover.
Despite both of them wanting John, Vixen saved Shayera from a group of Thanagarians who sought to kill her for her betrayal of her people during the invasion. Following this, the two developed a mutual respect and eventually, an odd friendship. They kept the competition for GL's affection friendly, oftentimes making him squirm, which seemed to please them both to no end.
Vixen was also unwittingly involved in Roulette's Glamor Slam. She and Hawkgirl fought against Black Canary and Huntress, until their communicators were destroyed, stopping the mind-controlling signal. However, the four then faced off against Wonder Woman, a battle in which both Vixen and Hawkgirl were badly beaten, until the signal was stopped once and for all.
When Vixen was seriously injured after a battle with the Shadow Thief, John told Hawkgirl about Warhawk, the son that they are meant to conceive in the future. However, he refused to allow destiny to dictate his life, preferring to make his own choices. Though he still loved Hawkgirl, he stayed loyal to Vixen.
Waverider was a member of the Justice League after the Thanagarian invasion.
He was present at Superman's speech to the newly expanded Justice League. He was suspiciously looking at other Leaguers, most notably Atom Smasher.
Waverider often worked from the Watchtower, where had been seen eating in the cafeteria.
He was also present at Superman's announcement of the Justice League's second reformation and the planned Metro Tower.
Unknown to anyone, Waverider was from an alternate future, where one hero would turn against his allies, becoming the tyrant known as Monarch. Waverider came back to try and prevent this, unaware he was in a timeline that was not his own.
Plastic Man was a member of the Justice League after the Thanagarian invasion.
Plastic Man helped the Justice League fight Mordru when he tore up Metropolis. During the battle, Green Lantern told Elongated Man that Plastic Man was already on the scene, and the League did not need two "stretchy guys" at the time. This left Elongated Man crestfallen, as he was relegated to crowd control for much of the mission.
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Starbrand was born as Ken Kirkland in Chicago, Illinois. He lived most of his life uneventful, until one fateful night Ken was riding home from his mechanic job on his motorcycle. A spaceship crashed nearby, and Ken went to check it out. The spaceship was big enough to have one passenger, who looked human. When Ken came in contact with him, there was a sort of power transfer that made him feel stronger. The passenger of the spaceship told him that the power is now his, and to use it wisely, before dying. Ken couldn't make out what he meant, so he went home to rest.
However, while resting, he started to exhibit powers that wasn't like normal humans. Heightened hearing, and senses overall. He found that he also had super strength, and amazing agility. It was later when he realized he could also fly, when he was floating in his room after waking up from a dream. Ken then decided that he would become a superhero, using his powers to help people. And so, he became Starbrand. During a time when he was protecting the city, he also found that he has invulnerability, at least to bullets. Unfortunately, he found out that his power had a price; they physically drain him after awhile. In order for him to get his powers back, or do anything, he'll have to rest, which usually means that he'd rest for a long while, depending on how much power he used.
While protecting his city, another human-like alien arrived, with similar powers as him. He called himself Darkstar. At first, he tried to be friendly with Starbrand, telling him about where their powers come from. He told him that their powers were both created on a planet light years away. Darkstar also told him that his powers were experimental, and that his own powers were the complete product. Then Darkstar told Starbrand that if one of them destroys the other, they will absorb their powers. He then suddenly attacked Starbrand, using a power that Starbrand hasn't used yet; energy blasts from his hands. Starbrand then surmised that if their powers are basically the same, then he can do that too. The two fought with their powers, but it ended in a stalemate. Darkstar decided to leave and try another tactic, while Starbrand went to rest his powers.
Soon after, Darkstar started to secretly work with the Alliance; a compilation of characters from various parts of Earth (most of them evil), that was fighting the PRWF. Starbrand heard of him doing that, and went to help the PRWF fight the Alliance, just as Darkstar fully took the Alliance over as their leader. Eventually, however, the PRWF won against the Alliance, and Darkstar left to start another plan.
It would be a few years until Darkstar showed himself again, this time attacking the Justice League with a compilation of villains that the League fought. Because he was the enemy, Batman and Superman went to Starbrand for help. During this battle, Starbrand was able to finally defeat Darkstar, and absorb his powers. After doing so, Starbrand was given honorary status in the Justice League.
A few years later, the creature called Doomsday attacked, and almost killed Nightman. Batman called for Starbrand to help him by giving him some of his power. Starbrand did so, but warned them that it might not work as they want it to, since it's the first time he's done it. He then went back to Illinois, to continue to protect it.
In the aftermath of Superman's death at the hands of the creature called Doomsday, Lex Luthor unleashed two clones of his foe. The first was a teenager, made from combining Superman's DNA with Luthor's. This clone believed he was the real Superman, but he lacked the original's manners. He also had an eye for the ladies, and would flirt shamelessly. Luthor would use Kryptonite to keep him under control. Unlike the real Superman, he lacks the vision based powers, which are simulated through special glasses.
The clone was subdued by Wonder Woman, and the newly powered Johnny Hart (Not yet calling himself KnightStar), who took him back to the Watchtower. The clone immediately set his sights on Stargirl. Wonder Woman tricked him with a small piece of Kryptonite, before he was placed in a holding cell with a red solar emitter, simulating the Kryptonian sun, weakening him. He was released to fight his fellow clone, The Eradicator. The Eradicator easily defeated him. With the real Superman's return, the clone realized he really was just a Superboy. After making sure Luthor hid no devices in him, Superboy was taken to Smallville, to be raised by Johnathan and Martha Kent.
Tim Drake was the son of Gotham City criminal Steven "Shifty" Drake, who was often a thug for the crime lord Two-Face. He had very little respect for his father, and often had to fend for himself. Around the age of 10, Tim began to idolize Gotham City's hero Batman and placed newspaper clippings on his wall. After Batman left a batarang behind at a crime scene, Tim found it and began using it himself.
When his father double crossed Two-Face, he left Tim a note and a key to a Gotham City airport locker. This key was discovered by Two-Face's henchmen when they briefly kidnapped young Tim. Two-Face flipped his coin, and decided to execute Tim, but Batman showed up and rescued him.
Soon after, they discovered that Tim's father was killed outside of Gotham. With no place to go, Bruce Wayne adopted Tim and began to put him under his tutelage as the next Robin.
Almost immediately, Robin began working in the field. One of his first acts was helping Batman thwart the Joker's attempt to kill Gothamites with his Joker Gas during a New Year's Eve celebration.
Later, when Mister Freeze began targeting assorted people in order to destroy people's hope, Freeze went after Bruce Wayne's family. Freeze at first considered to freeze Tim Drake the surrogate son, but ultimately decided to go after Alfred. Tim was left behind to watch over Alfred when Batman and Batgirl went after Mr. Freeze.
During one night of working solo, Tim came to the aid of a young girl with amnesia, whom he named Annie. He developed a bit of a crush on the girl, who seemed to be living in constant fear of an unknown assailant. She later proved to be a lost creation of Clayface, who had created her in order to scout out Gotham for his inevitable return. Unfortunately the girl had 'forgotten' her purpose and continued to run. When Clayface reabsorbed the girl, Tim took her 'murder' very hard and almost killed Clayface.
When Bruce Wayne went mysteriously missing, Tim was left to protect Gotham on his own, while Nightwing and Batgirl went to search for him, thinking that Ra's al Ghul had a hand in the disappearance. When Superman arrived, growing concern himself, he and Robin teamed-up with Superman masquerade as the missing Batman, and Tim being his guide. Together the duo discovered that Bruce was actually under Brainiac's mind controlling nanites. Together they managed to save Bruce and again destroy Brainiac.
At some point in his life as Robin, Tim Drake became a member of a superhero group known as the Titans.
Jean Paul Valley was an ordinary college student, majoring in computers, until he was informed that his father had passed away. He soon learned his father was a member of an ancient group, The Order of Saint Dumas. A diminutive man named Nomoz came to reveal this to Jean Paul, and to prepare him to take his father's place, as Azrael, the Avenging Angel. Using a technique called the System, Jean Paul was subliminally educated to follow in his father's footsteps. His first target would be Carlton LeHah, a rogue member of the order, and the man who killed his father. This brought the attention of Batman, and his allies. LeHah was brought to justice, and Azrael became another of Batman's allies, after nearly killing the Joker, who had kidnapped Comissioner Gordon and paralyzed his daughter, Barbara.
Barbara Gordon was the daughter of Commissioner Gordon. She was also Batman's partner, Batgirl for many years.
When the renegade artificial intelligence HARDAC attempted to replace the most influential members of Gotham (including James Gordon, Mayor Hill, and Detective Bullock), Barbara was one of the few who initially felt something was wrong. Using a few skills she picked up from her father, Barbara managed to help Batman save everyone.
Barbara Gordon takes after her father, James Gordon. Like the Commissioner, Barbara is a skilled crime fighter dedicated to wiping out Gotham City's lawbreakers - but not as a cop. When Commissioner Gordon is framed by the notorious villain Two-Face, Barbara dons a bat costume and finds that the uniform fits her better than she had first imagined. Whether they like it or not, Batman and Robin soon realize that they have a new red-headed ally in the form of Batgirl. In her daily life, Barbara is a student at Gotham State University. Her academic skills are matched only by her gymnastic ability, which she utilizes to her full advantage as Batgirl. Batman and Robin learn to trust and rely on Batgirl's contribution to eradicating Gotham's criminal element. Unbeknownst to either, Barbara and Dick Grayson also dated.
Early on, Batman deduced the masked red-head who fought so hard to clear Commissioner Gordon could only be Gordon's daughter, Barbara. When Dick Grayson left Gotham, Batman found himself calling on Batgirl to work with him on special cases. Eventually, Batman told Batgirl the secret of his dual identity and granted her free access to the Batcave and all its technology. The Batcomputer quickly became her domain and now she even surpasses Batman, Robin and Nightwing in cyber-expertise.
Barbara lives in a private townhouse near Gotham's trendy Park Ridge. A service lift in Barbara's bedroom closet runs down to the secret basement where Barbara stores her Batgirl crimefighting gear. In addition to costumes and weapons, the basement also serves as garage for Batgirl's highly-advanced Batcycle, a gift from Batman.
Her double life as Batgirl sometimes puts Barbara at an emotional crossroads. As the daughter of the Police Commissioner, Barbara was raised with respect for law and order, but her actions as Batgirl technically label her a vigilante. If Batgirl were ever caught and unmasked, the scandal would certainly destroy Commissioner Gordon's career. Still, Gotham is a city that breeds an extreme kind of criminal and extreme crime-fighters are needed to handle situations regular cops can't. Barbara believes the good she does as Batgirl is worth the potential risk to herself and her father. She often takes on some of Batman's dangerous villains including Harley Quinn, Catwoman, and Poison Ivy. She is great friends with Kara In-Ze, also known as Supergirl, and has teamed up with her in the past, most notably when Livewire escaped and joined forces with Poison Ivy and Harley Quinn. Yet, later on, when her then-boyfriend, Dick Grayson, learned of her identity as Batgirl and got into an argument with Batman that he left Gotham and became Nightwing.
Barbara was also found to be the only organ donor (either living or dead) to Nora Fries, Mr. Freeze's wife, and she was kidnapped. However, Dick Grayson was present during the kidnapping, and though he failed to save Barbara, he was aware of Freeze's plot. Batman and Robin managed to interrupt the operation before it took place; the battle that ensued caused Freeze's lair to explode. Batman, Robin, and Barbara were able to evacuate Nora and Koonak in time, but Freeze had fallen into the fiery blast and was assumed dead. In actuality, he and his polar bears survived. In Gotham, Nora was cured.
As her career in Gotham went on, Batgirl had an ongoing rivalry with the villainesses Harley Quinn, Catwoman, and Poison Ivy. She went on to play a central role in the mystery surrounding the disappearance of all of the men in Gotham City, an event that briefly brought her into conflict with the Gotham City police force, who had been taken over by a robotic duplicate of her father, and forced her to ally with her enemies. Eventually, she tracked down the true culprit, Dora Smithy, and defeated her in a final struggle at an abandoned ice cream factory, rescuing her father and ending the mayhem.
Her career as Batgirl literally ended with a bang. She was with her father when The Joker came to kidnap him, as part of a plot against Batman. The Clown Prince of Crime shot Barbara, right through the spine, paralyzing her. Dick, who had been planning on proposing, stayed by her bedside until she was released from the hospital. She moved into an old clocktower, and had a plan on continuing to help Batman, and any other hero who needed it.
Alfred Pennyworth was the butler to Thomas and Martha Wayne, and later to their son Bruce, the first Batman. Before entering the Wayne family's service, he was an agent of the British Secret Service.
Alfred was a clerk at the British intelligence. One of his projects was Project Excalibur, a missile defense program of which he had half of the launch codes.
After leaving intelligence work, Alfred assumed a life as an ordinary domestic servant. He served Thomas and Martha Wayne since before their son was born, and helped to raise him.
When the Waynes were killed by a mugger, Alfred helped shelter the orphaned Bruce, and assisted him in his training to become a crime fighter. He would continue to do that as well for Dick Grayson, Barbara Gordon and Tim Drake.
During his many trials, Bruce came to rely on Alfred as a source of advice and moral support, one of the few men with whom he shared confidences.
Alfred was also an invaluable source of aid in all aspects of Batman's life, from keeping his home in perfect order, to helping him maintain his public facade as Bruce Wayne, and occasionally carrying out espionage and investigation on his behalf.
Alfred's secret service past came back to haunt him briefly, when he was forced to leave Bruce's employ without notice to help rescue an old colleague who had been kidnapped by Red Claw.
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An unknown crook with a checkered past started out as a young enforcer working for the mob triad of Sal Valestra, Buzz Bronski, and Chuckie Sol. At one point early on, before his future accident, he and Bruce Wayne caught a glimpse of each other. One of his last jobs took place in Europe on the Mediterranean Coast. His target was Carl Beaumont, a businessman who had fled the states after the mob bosses discovered he'd embezzled a fortune.
Years later, the man formed his own gang and staged their first robbery at the Ace Chemical Plant. It was during this heist that he first encountered Batman. It is unknown whether the man was pushed or simply fell, but he did fall off a catwalk and into a drainage vat of chemical waste that washed him out into the river. The chemicals had an adverse effect on him: they dyed his hair green, his skin was bleached white, and his lips were permanently stained red, giving him the appearance of a clown. All this snapped the crook's already twisted mind and sadistic nature, giving birth to the Joker. Vowing to show the world the triumph of his comic genius, the career of one of history's most dangerous and intelligent psychopaths began.
The Joker's plans have little prejudice. Although he has shown particular delight in playing his jokes on the most ordinary, innocent victims, like mild-mannered salaryman Charlie Collins, he is just as dangerous to Gotham's highest level officials, Commissioner Gordon or Mayor Hill. But the Joker has had his share of provocations. Joker was one of three villains to travel to Yucca Springs on an invite from Hugo Strange, who claimed to know the identity of Batman. Ex-businessman Cameron Kaiser deliberately made his newly built casino resemble the Joker's look to draw the villain out.
Depending on the joke, his plans can range from small-scale to global. One of his most (in)famous schemes involved infecting all the fish in Gotham Harbor with his Joker Venom, then demanding a copyright for them. When refused this, he went on a killing spree, murdering several bureaucrats of the Gotham Copyright Office with his Joker Venom.
A frequent inmate of Arkham Asylum, the Joker was often psycho-analyzed at one point by Dr. Harleen Quinzel. After one session, the Joker fooled Dr. Quinzel as he painted himself as a misunderstood soul crying out for the world to accept him. Quinzel soon found herself in love with the Joker, and broke him out of Arkham. However, a combination of the Joker's ego and Harley Quinn's lack of humor tends to push the Joker's buttons. More often than not, the Joker abuses and throws Quinn onto the streets until he decides he wants her again.
Batman shuts down the Joker's Gotham operations on a routine basis. But on a few occasions, the Joker really did go bankrupt. One such instance caused him to travel to Metropolis, where he briefly allied himself with Lex Luthor to kill Superman for one billion dollars. The Joker planned to use the 'Laughing Dragon,' a statuette actually made of Kryptonite. The Joker's plans fell apart when Batman deduced what the antique was made of and headed to Metropolis. Consolidating his losses, the Ace of Knaves kidnapped Luthor and hijacked his experimental LexWing assault vehicle.
Years later, the Joker wound up in Metropolis. He was just in time to meet Lex Luthor's Injustice Gang, which he conned his way into staying by providing his expertise on Batman. His one condition was this: after the Justice League was successfully destroyed, the Joker was promised Batman. However, the League survived and went after the Gang. The Joker cut his losses and attempted to kill Batman, but it seemed Batman had manipulated the situation throughout the endeavor.
The Joker tried to form a metahuman gang once more. He discovered and entered a secret government compound dubbed Section 12. At the time, it was under the supervision of the Cadmus Project, a federal initiative to procure defenses against the Justice League. Joker freed their captives and fashioned them as a card deck hand, dubbing them his 'Royal Flush Gang.' He then purchased air time on several networks under the moniker of "Gwynplaine Entertainment" and broadcast a live feed of Las Vegas. The Joker secretly planted several dozen high explosives all throughout the city. Though the Justice League manage to disarm the bombs, the bomb stunt was merely to attract viewers throughout the world. The real plan was to use the powers of the Gang's fifth member, Ace. The Joker transmitted Ace's thought waves across the air to render everyone under a mass psychosis. Batman confronted the Joker alone, and managed to reveal to Ace that the Joker held on to a special headband used to nullify Ace's powers. Ace, in turn, used her power on Joker and temporarily incapacitated him.
The Joker's most recent, and most heinous crime was the kidnapping of Commissioner Gordon, at which time he shot Barbara Gordon through the spine, paralyzing her from the wasit down. He was caught, not by Batman, but by Azrael, who left him severly injured, and may have killed him if not for the intervention of Batman and his allies.
Harley Quinn, real name Harleen Quinzel, was the sidekick and pseudo-girlfriend of the Joker. She occasionally struck out on her own, and was on good terms with Poison Ivy.
Harleen Quinzel was once a career-oriented psychologist whose life took a radical turn when she chose to spend a semester interning at Arkham Asylum. Originally drawn to the "glamor" of the inmates, she was unexpectedly intrigued by the Joker. She organized regular therapy sessions with him, during which the Joker manipulated the inexperienced Harleen by telling her tales of a cruel father and an abusive childhood, mixed in with his early attempts at comedy. He made her laugh as much as he made her cry, and she fell hopelessly in love with him largely based on sympathy.
After Joker's latest escape and re-capture by Batman, Quinzel went insane and adopted the clownish persona of Harley Quinn; her first act was to break Joker out again. Thereafter she was his semi-constant companion and lover. She occasionally broke away from him, but always ended up going back to him in the end. For the Joker's part, while he had found her to be an annoyance some of the time, he was able to skillfully manipulate her to serve his needs.
Sometimes, she would be kicked out of the gang when Joker's temper got the better of him. On one of these occasions, she teamed up with Poison Ivy, and the two became close friends and a successful crime duo.
As expected, Joker was furious and threw Harley out of a window, nearly killing her and released Batman. Recovering in Arkham, Harley at last realized the Joker would never love truly her and was nothing more than an insane killer. However, she returned back to her hapless devotion to him, upon seeing a single rose in a vase from him by her bedside table with a note wishing her well and a speedy recovery.
Harley claimed she convinced the Joker to enter into couples' counseling with her. Still, the therapy couldn't have helped their relationship too much, as it took Batman mere seconds to convince Harley that Joker was cheating on her with the adolescent girl Ace.
Oswald Chesterfield Cobblepot also known as The Penguin, was a well educated and ingenious man who wanted to be refined and respected in the elite. He was also one of Batman's top foes in his prime. Unlike most of Batman's rogues gallery, the Penguin is not insane, as he would be sent to Stonegate Penitentiary if found guilty of a certain crime, instead of Arkham Asylum where his "fellow rogues" went for rehabilitation.
The Penguin later opened Gotham's hottest nightclub, The Iceberg Lounge. He presented himself as reformed and a businessman, but after hours he did smuggling and other ruthless professions.
Selina Kyle, also known as Catwoman, was a morally ambiguous thief whose plans were continually foiled by Batman. Although she was a thief at heart, she was also a vocal animal rights activist, sometimes using her costumed persona to investigate and thwart companies violating animal rights.
Despite the constant crime and danger that gripped Gotham City, the seemingly very wealthy Ms. Selina Kyle provided some light and fought for the rights of animals everywhere. A $10,000 investment at a charity dinner bought her a date with Bruce Wayne, who became attracted to her immediately.
Meanwhile, a cat-burglar ran her way through Gotham. Stealing precious items of value, such as jewels, Catwoman's crimes were quick and efficient...until Batman intervened. Though he failed to catch the thief, Catwoman was impressed, and quickly became infatuated with the Dark Knight.
Some years later, Catwoman returned to Gotham City, now sporting a new look. Selina's first act back in Gotham involved Enrique El Gancho (Ricky the Hook) who began running a munitions smuggling ring through Gotham, a racket Nightwing was not about to let idly slip by. Breaking up one of the deliveries, he was chasing down a thug when Catwoman nabbed the con for him. Professing redemption, she began working with him to uncover all of Ricky's plans. All the while she began flirting with Nightwing in a shameless manner, much like she often did with Batman in the past.
Gotham District Attorney Harvey Dent was a true guardian of law and order. Well-regarded as a fearless law enforcer, Dent had a reputation for producing results. However, the man had a hidden dark side. Dent suffered from a severe mental illness, multiple personality disorder, that developed since childhood when he mistakenly believed he seriously wounded a bully in fit of anger, when in fact he was hospitalized for an unrelated case of appendicitis. As a result, Dent repressed his violent emotions. His rage, however, never truly subsided, and the pent up anger formed an opposing personality to that of the mild-mannered Dent. The malevolent alternative personality, named "Big Bad Harv," often seized control in stressful situations. Dent had no recollection of any occurrences while Big Bad Harv was in present; the dark side dominated completely. Though Dent controlled himself for many years, the re-election campaign proved so tiring that the violent episodes became frequent, to the point where his psychiatrist recommended committal to a psychiatric ward in order to prevent a traumatic psychotic break. However, such an action would have been political suicide and Dent instead compromised, agreeing to a reduced campaign effort and increased medical treatments.
Mob boss Rupert Thorne learned of this situation, and acquired Dent's medical files. As Thorne was the target of Dent's current campaign, he used the files to blackmail the District Attorney into backing off. The high stress situation caused Dent to surrender his mind to Big Bad Harv, and he attacked Thorne. During the fight, a freak explosion deformed the left side of Dent's body. The trauma was powerful enough to force his alternate personality to dominate, and left Dent in a state where right and wrong no longer held any meaning. Instead, random chance reigned supreme.
Dent became "Two-Face" and turned to a life of crime. Using the element of chance, Two-Face attacked various Thorne operations, including night clubs and gambling rings. However, the victims were always left to a coin flip from Two-Face's dreaded double-headed coin. Over the course of six months Thorne lost substantial amounts of money and the mobster put a two million dollar bounty on the former attorney's head, one million for each face.
Two-Face, done with humiliating Thorne, decided to return the favor the mobster gave him, and stole Thorne's criminal files. With that information in hand, he planned to blackmail Thorne into leaving Gotham altogether. However, Thorne's accomplice Candace acted as a detective of the Gotham Police Department and contacted Dent's ex-fianc¨¦ Grace, tricking her into contacting Thorne if she heard from Two-Face. As predicted, Two-Face arranged a meeting with her, and Grace contacted Thorne. Thorne attempted to end Two-Face altogether, but Batman intervened, and in the end, Thorne was left at Two-Face's mercy. When Two-Face made his coin flip to decide Thorne's fate, Batman tossed a box of coins into the air, preventing Two-Face from finding his coin. He went mad, unable to make a decision without testing chance. He was arrested, and sent to Arkham Asylum.
After Two-Face escaped, small time crook "Shifty" Drake stole chemicals from him. Drake skipped town, but left his son Tim Drake behind with a key to a locker at Gotham Airport. Two-Face took the key and planned to kill Tim, but Batman intervened. Meanwhile, Two-Face reacquired the chemicals, and held the entire city hostage, threatening to create a toxic gas unless he received twenty-two million dollars. However, the city refused to pay and after a two-minute warning, Two-Face activated the chemicals. Batman and Batgirl arrived to stop them, and shortly thereafter Robin. The trio stopped the machine and apprehended Two-Face once more.
Edward Nygma was a brilliant man, a genius in many fields with an absorbing love for puzzles and games. As a computer software designer for Competitron, he designed "The Riddle of the Minotaur" a game that quickly became a smash hit. Competitron's sales soared, and several people became very wealthy, including Competitron's corporate chair Daniel Mockridge.Edward Nygma argues over his unfair firing.
However, Mockridge fired Nygma, callously dismissing Nygma's efforts as insignificant, and attributing the company's success to its skill with business negotiations and obtaining favorable contracts (i.e., to himself); While Nygma's contract stated that he was not entitled to any royalties or copyrights of the game. In fact, Mockridge was attempting to give Competitron exclusive rights to the game, with an eye on a lucrative sale of the company. Two years later, Mockridge was arranging a deal to sell Competitron to Wayne Enterprises. Nygma resurfaced as "The Riddler," kidnapping Mockridge and planning to kill him. The Riddler offered Batman a chance to save Mockridge, presenting a series of puzzles and riddles to solve, ending with a run through the maze at the Riddle of the Minotaur amusement park (an actual simulation of the game).
Confident in his genius, the Riddler was unprepared for an encounter with a rival intellect; Batman outwitted him, solving the final riddle. Though the Dynamic Duo survived the maze and saved Mockridge, the Riddler had escaped, leaving Gotham City altogether. In a way, the Riddler still had his revenge: though Mockridge made millions from the sale of Competitron, he was paralyzed by fear of Nygma's return, seemingly for the rest of his days.
Holding a PhD in botany from Gotham University, Pamela Isley was once employed by Chez Gerard, a cosmetics firm, as a research chemist in charge of developing new perfumes. She also offered a weekly lecture series at the university on rare and extinct plant species.
At some point, she met or introduced herself to District Attorney Harvey Dent, and they began dating. Unknown to him, she had marked him as a "murderer" for his part in arranging the excavation of land for the future site of Stonegate Penitentiary. The excavation had involved bulldozing a field of wildflowers, including a rare wild rose that would have gone extinct, had she not saved it first. Appropriately, she used extract from the rose to create a rare and deadly poison, which she administered to Dent through a deep kiss. Dent fell into a coma and was not expected to live.
A personal friend of Dent's, Bruce Wayne investigated the crime as Batman. Discovering the origin of the poison, Batman confronted Isley (who revealed her nom-de-crime, "Poison Ivy") at her greenhouse hideout. In the ensuing struggle, Batman captured the rose as a "hostage," forcing Ivy to surrender the antidote she had developed. He managed to save Harvey's life, and Ivy was imprisoned in Stonegate. At later arrests, she would usually be committed to Arkham.[
A chance meeting during a heist at the Gotham Museum sparked one of Poison Ivy's most unique relationships. Harley Quinn, recently evicted from the Joker's gang, helped Ivy escape the clutches of the Gotham Police Department. Though the personalities of the two seemed completely opposite, their (somewhat) common goals bonded them into a formidable duo. Harley seemed to thrive on the experience of an honestly affectionate partner, while Ivy admired Harley's streak of fun and ingenuity, though she was exasperated by Harley's unshakeable devotion to "that psychotic creep," Joker.
Shortly after uniting, they took Gotham by storm with a crime spree. Dubbed "The New Queens of Crime", their actions went unstopped for a long time. Despite his best efforts, Batman was unable to capture the two damsels, and only after their home was destroyed by the Joker were they captured by Renee Montoya.
Still, the bond had been forged. Unlike most villain team-ups, Harley and Ivy seemed to have a genuine friendship, as each helped the other with problems, be they personal or other. Though each also pursued her own area of interest, it was not uncommon for the two to team up, share a hideout, or rendezvous for the holidays.
Victor Fries was one of GothCorp's most brilliant scientists and cryogenic researchers. When his wife Nora became infected with a deadly disease, he developed a special freezing cell and planned to cryogenically hold her until a cure was found. However, Fries had been misappropriating Gothcorp money, and the experiment was unauthorized. The experiment was interrupted by Gothcorp C.E.O. Ferris Boyle; A fight ensued and Fries grabbed a handgun, pointing it at Boyle and his security guards. Ferris Boyle calmly ordered Fries to drop the gun; reasoning that it is not his nature to resort to violence and that a possibility may exist for him to legitimately bankroll Nora's experiment. The smooth talk got to Fries, who relaxed and let down his guard, which gave the deceitful Boyle a chance to kick the scientist into a lab table full of beakers, which exploded. The resulting explosion smashed Fries into his cryogenic freezing tanks. The accident soaked Dr. Fries' entire body with the freezing solution and rendered him unable to survive outside of a sub-zero environment. He vowed revenge on those who had wronged him and created a vacuum tight suit which maintained his body temperature at 50 degrees below zero and tripled his strength. After building a laser-powered cold gun, "Mister Freeze" was born. When investigating the attack on Gothcorp, Batman disguised himself as a security guard to gain access to security reels. He saw the footage of Ferris lying to and assaulting Victor, and was disgusted by the despicable behavior of Boyle. Just then, Mr. Freeze corners Batman, who expresses sympathy for Nora. Unlike many villains, such as the Joker whom are despised by Batman, this is a rare case he actually feels for one of his enemies.
Driven by hatred over the destruction of his life and maddened by his condition, Mr. Freeze sought revenge on those that had victimized him. He first attacked Boyle and Gothcorp, and though his plan was stopped by Batman, who managed to capture one of Mr. Freeze's underlings. Freeze intended to kill Boyle in revenge at a party where Ferris Boyle was due to earn the "Gotham Humanitarian of the Year" award, but Batman foiled it on account of Freeze putting innocent civilians in danger in his quest for vengeance. Freeze mananged to trap Boyle in an ice cake up to his waist when Batman tackled him and the fight ensued. Ironically, it was primarily Alfred who had defeated Freeze; as earlier Alfred noticed Bruce was unwell and gave him a vial of chicken soup, to which Batman used on a spur of the moment to crack Mr. Freeze's helmet, thus raising his body temperature and rendering him unconscious. The Dark Knight handed over the VHS security footage to the Gotham Police; presenting evidence that led to Boyle's arrest for his misdeeds. Fries was also arrested and placed into a sub-zero holding cell in Arkham Asylum. An unsuited Mr. Freeze is seen wearing a prison uniform and holding a snowglobe of a ballerina who resembled Nora, and crying to himself that he failed to save her, but hopes she is living peacefully in Heaven.
Resigned that he would never again be united with his beloved Nora, a new layer of ice froze over Freeze's heart. Having lost that which was most precious to him, he resolved to stamp out warmth wherever it glowed. A newer, more powerful, and chillingly sardonic Mr. Freeze lost his obsession over his wife and instead concentrated on bringing misery to the people of Gotham and its protector Batman, aided by his Ice Maidens. However, Batman and Batgirl stopped the plan, and Freeze disappeared.
Killer Croc was born with reptilian skin and when he grew up he became a carnival sideshow attraction in Miami, Florida. Eventually he joined the Wrestling Federation under the name "Killer Croc Morgan" and worked his way up to champion. He was known as the "meanest dude in the Wrestling Federation."
Two years later, Croc moved to Gotham City and became a strong-armed criminal, mostly dealing in "penny-ante" crimes. He participated in the Union Hit Case and was arrested by Detective Harvey Bullock soon afterward. With testimony from Spider Conway and Joey the Snail, Croc was sent to prison.
Croc eventually escaped prison using the sewer system. He set up a lair in an underground cave, and began plotting his revenge. Attempting to frame Detective Bullock, Croc placed a toothpick at the scene, after abducting Spider Conway, making it look like a bomb planted by Bullock.
He impersonated Bullock and abducted Joey the Snail at a later point. With the guard's testimony, Bullock was arrested, and Croc's plan of seeing Bullock "sweat it out in prison" was nearly successful. However, Batman investigated and discovered Croc's lair. After a short fight, Batman escaped Croc's lair with Joey and Conway, and their testimony would release Bullock.
Croc later desperately tried to kill Bullock, but Batman stopped him, and through a cave-in, captured Croc. Bullock again arrested him and he was interviewed by Summer Gleeson.
At some point, Killer Croc was declared insane and placed in Arkham Asylum. When the Mad Hatter helped the inmates take over Arkham, Croc was assigned to guard Batman, who was kidnapped and prepared for a mock "trial" by the inmates. He took Batman to the trial, and served on the jury. He hoped they would hit Batman with a rock as his just punishment, and agreed with Two-Face, that Batman made them all the monsters they became. After the trial was over, Croc helped strap Batman to a table for his "final confession." When the lights went out, Croc helped block the door to stop Batman from escaping. He was immediately knocked out of the way by Batman, and beaten senseless. The Joker opened fire, not caring if he hit Croc or not, and Croc was electrocuted by wires that had been shot at.
Croc had escaped from Arkham and went on a crime spree, forming his own gang. While running from Batman and Robin, Croc was ambushed by Bane and beaten unconscious as a warning to Batman. He was placed in Stonegate to recuperate and while still injured, Croc was interrogated by Batman for information on Bane. Croc told Batman of Bane's use of Venom and was hoping to see Batman broken in two.
The Mad Hatter
Jervis Tetch was a neuroscientist working for Wayne Enterprises, specializing his studies on enhancing the brain's potential. However, he soon began experiments developing technology that would not strengthen the mind, but enslave it. Using a series of electric antennae and receivers, he actually succeeded. His initial tests allowed him to "civilize" lab rats, but he quickly developed technology that was advanced enough to control even human brains.
While at Wayne Enterprises, Tetch worked with a woman named Alice. Alice was a secretary, and though Tetch had an infatuation for her, he found out that she was already dating Billy. After a fight, it seemed Alice and Billy were through, and Tetch made his move. Borrowing a costume, he dressed himself as Alice in Wonderland's Mad Hatter, and armed with his mind control technology (which he had imprinted on to circuit cards), Tetch took Alice out on the town, and created the illusion that he was a celebrity within Gotham. Though the night went well, Alice only saw his actions as the kindness of a good friend, and when Billy apologized and subsequently proposed to her, she agreed.
Furious, Tetch took control of Billy's mind and forced the man to end the engagement. He then set forth to woo Alice into his arms, by filling her apartment with flowers, and may have succeeded if not for the intervention of Batman, who had discovered Tetch's secret. Seizing Alice, Tetch fled to Gotham's Storybook Land park, and turned the Alice In Wonderland exhibit into a lair of sorts. Using his mind control, Tetch had created a small army of drones (dressed in Wonderland garb) to detain the Dark Knight. Batman, however, evaded capture, and defeated the Mad Hatter. Alice and Billy were reunited, and the Hatter went to Arkham Asylum.
The man later known as Bane was an inmate of Pena Duro, a Cuban prison meant to contain the hardest, most dangerous convicts. He was chosen as a test subject for "Project Gilgamesh," a government project to create super-soldiers with a new "super-steroid", Venom. The experiment was too successful - Bane escaped Cuba, stealing the formula for Venom with him, and hired out his services as a freelance assassin, he also presumably kills everyone related to the project as Batman states Bane is the only one who knows how to manufacture Venom. Eventually he built his reputation to the point where he could demand five million dollars per job.
Being hired by Rupert Thorne to eliminate Batman was the job he had been waiting for. In his career he had become fascinated by Batman, and had studied him carefully in the hope of one day defeating him. He had also schemed to supplant Thorne as head of organized crime in Gotham City, with the help of Thorne's moll Candace. In the end, he came close, but just as he was about to "break" him, Batman defeated Bane by jamming a Batarang into his Venom distributor, giving him a dangerous Venom overdose. A moment later, Batman pulled the Venom tube out of his head before he suffered a heart attack, then dragged the defeated Bane back to Thorne's office. There, he pulled off Bane's mask and taunted the crime boss to do better, along with revealing Candice's treachery.
Jonathan Crane, the Scarecrow, was a psychology professor turned supervillain. Terminated by Gotham University for his unscrupulous scientific experiments, Crane hatched a plan to reduce the University to shambles by causing the professors and board to constantly experience their greatest fears. Dubbing himself The Scarecrow (and adopting a costume along a similar vein), he chemically bombarded the university members who opposed him, reducing them to a paranoid state. His plans, however, came to ruin upon the intervention of Batman. Though he was able to incite the same fear within the hero, the Dark Knight overcame and imprisoned his foe.
Ra's Al Ghul, Talia and Ubu
Ra's al Ghul (Arabic for "The Demon's Head") was an eco-terrorist who has lived for over 600 years through the use of Lazarus Pits.
Over his long lifetime, Ra's has become a master planner, an expert fighter, and independently wealthy, making him one of Batman's most dangerous foes.
Ra's' presence was first made known to Batman through the Society of Shadows. He orchestrated a series of events to eliminate Vertigo from the picture and acquire a sonic drill, using his daughter, Talia, to carry out his will. His plan was almost successful, but Batman managed to sabotage the sonic drill before it reached him. At this, Ra's was forced to admit that Batman ¡ª "The Detective," as he called him ¡ª had attained some small measure of victory, but quickly declared that this was not over.
Later, Ra's met Batman right in the Batcave, much to the Caped Crusader's surprise. Ra's requested his help in tracking down his daughter and Dick Grayson, who had both been kidnapped on the same night. However, it didn't take Batman long to realize that Ra's himself had done the kidnapping, and indeed, the whole thing was part of a plan to make Bruce his heir, and carry on his legacy. When Bruce refused, Ra's, disappointed, chose to speed things up and accomplish his goals in his own lifetime by saturating the planet with the contents of the Lazarus Pits, killing a high percentage of the Earth's population. Again, Batman thwarted his plot, preventing the cataclysm from happening and knocking Ra's himself into a Pit.
Ra's survived, however, and continued to come into conflict with Batman, even attempting to prolong his own life by stealing Superman's powers. At the end of this ordeal, he and Talia were caught in a collapsing cavern. In the aftermath, neither one could be found, dead or alive.
Talia is the daughter of Ra's al Ghul and one of his most loyal members of the Society of Shadows. Her mother's name, the details of her early life, training, or education have never been disclosed. She is first seen acting as her father's agent/emissary. Her father assigned her to hunt down a former associate of her father's named Vertigo who went rogue. During this assignment, she crossed paths with Batman and the two began an on again off again romance and would cross paths several more times over the years. Together they stop Vertigo's plan.
Some time later, Ra's al Ghul appears to Batman in the Batcave and informs him that his daughter was kidnapped along with Robin. This proved later to be a ruse, so that Talia could meet Batman and hopefully marry him which he refuses. After stopping Ra's al Ghul's plot to "cleanse" the world, Talia prevents Batman and Robin from arresting her father and informs her beloved that they shall meet again.
Ubu was Ra's al Ghul's trusted henchman.
The Ventriloquist & Scarface
Arnold Wesker was a former ventriloquist in Gotham City when he suffered from schizophrenia, a psychological trauma in his youth. Wesker turned to crime and carved a dummy by the name of Scarface. His schizophrenia was manifested within the dummy, who became the dominant personality. Dubbing himself the Ventriloquist, he and Scarface went on a crime spree in Gotham.
The duo realized a series of gold vaults heists in a clockwork-like precision. The Ventriloquist's downfall came when Batman suspected about the heists, involving a criminal with logistics. After fighting Batman, Scarface was rushed away by a pile of bullets and reduced to a pile of wood. The Ventriloquist was later sent to Arkham Asylum.
Developed by Dr. Kirk Langstrom, the Man-Bat serum was a horrifying concoction that altered the humanity of the person consuming it and warped it to become a vicious, feral half-man, half-bat creature-the Man-Bat. During the mutation, the affected party would lose most of their mind and give in to their animalistic impulses save in the direst of emergencies, when a strong enough mental shock was applied (as seen when the first Man-Bat recoils at the sight of his wife and when the second one flies off to save her husband).
Also, during the transformation, they would gain greater stamina and flight (due to the bats' wings the concoction provided). Dr. March of the Gotham Zoo refined his son-in-law's serum and perfected it so the new one would also increase the sensitivity of the ear to include echolocation (an ability only the second Man-Bat demonstrated). The Man-Bat was the first successful example of splicing, and was based upon a serum created originally by Emile Dorian and eventually modified by Dr. Langstrom towards bat-like mutative properties.
The first serum was actually taken by the aforementioned Dr. Langstrom, who immediately fell under its influence and felt the beast's mind coexisting with his own, continually demanding the chemicals necessary to make the transformation permanent. Under the beast's influx, Langstrom continually raided chemical laboratories to acquire these substances. Thus, he came under conflict with Batman and was forced to return to full humanity, with no apparent side-effects. Some time later, however, Langstrom suspected he had unconsciously again taken the Man-Bat persona, and fell into deep depression, which was fueled by the fact his wife claimed she could not cope with the lingering presence of the beast again and thus left him. However, he was pulled out of this when Batman informed him he had, in fact, been cured successfully, and that somebody else was the new Man-Bat. Dr. Langstrom attempted and succeeded in reasoning with his wife aboard an aeroplane leaving Gotham before she left him definitely, but shortly after, she succumbed herself to the mutagen she had accidentally absorbed through a cut glass in an accident in Dr. March's laboratory. Turning into Man-Bat herself, she started a rampage through the plane, escaping with her unconscious husband. Eventually, Batman confronted her atop one of the bridges surrounding Gotham. Injecting her with the cure, she was forced back into humanity.
At one time Matt Hagen was a famous actor, but he became facially disfigured after a car accident. Finding work became difficult for the actor, and he feared the worst for his career. Things took a change, however, when he was visited by Roland Daggett, who offered Hagen a second chance. Daggett had developed the Renuyu cream, an untested drug that could reconfigure a person's face, and Hagen was the perfect specimen to try it. Though Hagen agreed to use the cream, he didn't realize the true nature of the situation.
Ever the businessman, Daggett demanded that Hagen commit various crimes using his ability to impersonate people. Daggett's main competition was Wayne Industries; as a result, Hagen began impersonating Bruce Wayne, and attempted to murder Lucius Fox. Hagen failed, and Daggett had his supply of the Renuyu cream cut. Addicted to the formula, Hagen broke into Daggett Labs in an attempt to steal the drug. Unfortunately, two of Daggett's thugs surprised him and hyper-saturated the actor in the formula by drowning him with a canister of Renuyu.
Instead of killing him, the cream bonded to Hagen's cellular structure and turned his entire body into the cream. The transformation gave him the ability to manipulate his body into any shape or form he desired. His true form, however, was that of a hulking humanoid mass of living clay. Though his friend Teddy tried to stop him, Hagen fled and went after Daggett. Batman intervened and they battled until Clayface (the name Hagen had adopted) escaped through the sewers. Arriving at Gotham Insider, Clayface interrupted Daggett's commercial about Renuyu and tried to kill the businessman only to be stopped once again by Batman. Following Clayface at the AV Room, Batman used multiple images of Hagen's early movies to make Clayface emotionally unstable and cause him to lose control of his abilities. In desperation Clayface tried to kill Batman, but destroyed a screen and electrocuted himself. However, his stasis was momentary; the police left with a shell, and the true Clayface escaped.
A few years later, Clayface was captured by black market collector Morgan Edge after being quarantined in bio-hazard containers. Desiring one more adept for his team, Grodd and the Secret Society broke into Edge's mansion and freed Clayface from his imprisonment. Unlike his new teammates, though, Clayface didn't want revenge, money, or power. He merely wanted to be human again. Grodd promised Clayface a cure and an enhancement to his condition, a deal Clayface agreed upon. Batman tracked Clayface to a chemical factory, where the Secret Society attacked the Justice League. Though the fight ended poorly for the Justice League, they survived intact. Their differences split the group, and the Secret Society capitalized. In the second battle, J'onn J'onzz battled Clayface, posed as him, and convinced Killer Frost to freeze the real Clayface. J'onn continued the impersonation until Grodd planned to execute the Justice League at Gotham Football Stadium. When J'onn freed the rest of the League, Clayface was unfrozen as well. The Secret Society and the Justice League battled one more time, this time on a stage in front of thousands. In the ensuing battle, the Flash shoved several fireworks into Clayface which Hawkgirl ignited. The fireworks immediately exploded and burned Clayface into nothing, destroying him once and for all.
Roland Daggett was the owner and CEO of Daggett Industries, which specialized in chemicals among other things. The company was large enough to compete with Wayne Enterprises, but Daggett preferred to undermine his competition from the inside. To do so, he needed help.
Daggett's scientists developed the Renuyu cream, a cream that allowed the wearer to reconfigure his or her face to whatever he or she wanted by loosening the facial cells of the user, and presented it as a skin conditioner. Secretly, the cream was addictive and fatal in larger doses; this did not deter Daggett from trying to secure a future for it as his flagship product. When stores in Gotham refused to market Renuyu because of its harmful effects, Daggett realized he still had a chance, by overtaking Wayne Industries through insider trading. He then employed the talents of actor Matt Hagen, who was disfigured in an accident years before, and who had been an addict of Renuyu for such a time, always remaining at Daggett's side for more of the cream. Daggett had Hagen impersonate Bruce Wayne and attempt to acquire the evidence Wayne Enterprises had built against him by eliminating Lucius Fox.
The job was foiled when Batman arrived on the scene. Irritated and concerned that Fox could incriminate Daggett by revealing what he carried in is suitcase that night, Daggett ordered the assassination of Hagen. Germs and Raymond Bell, who captured Hagen when the he broke into Daggett Labs for more of the Renuyu formula, did not kill Hagen outright, but hyper-exposed him to the chemical by forcing him to ingest an entire canister of Renuyu, unintentionally but severely changing the man's cellular structure.
Daggett continued his plan to take over Wayne Enterprises to acquire its marketing network. With Hagen out of the way, he revised his takeover plan, and ordered Germs to assassinate Lucius. Meanwhile, Daggett began to heavily advertise the Renuyu cream. In an interview with Summer Gleeson, he showed the amazing properties of the chemical, and impressed many potential buyers: a potential that was lost when Clayface revealed himself from the audience and displayed the chemical's dangerous properties. Though Batman arrived and stopped Clayface, Daggett was arrested for his criminal acts.
Mary Dahl was an actress and star of TV programme Love That Baby, a famed TV sitcom made at Gotham Studios, as the character Baby Doll. Throughout her life she suffered from systemic hypoplasia, a rare disease which stunted her physical growth at age 5. While she did not appear to age physically, her mind was that of a fully grown adult woman. She also appeared to have graduated puberty although she did not grow taller, at times when she had a clear mind she spoke with a deeper voice than her "Baby Doll" persona. In the last season of the series, Dahl complained she wasn't getting enough exposure and abruptly quit. After leaving the show, she studied drama and trained to become a dramatic actress. Her first and only job as a dramatic actress was a rendition of MacBeth which was panned by the critics. Sometime after this, she attempted to revive Love That Baby and the studios turned her down. For 10 years, Dahl lived as a recluse.
Upon her 30th birthday, Mary Dahl's mind snapped. She started to act like, dress like, and even talk like and called herself Baby-Doll. With the help of her hired henchmen and her right hand woman Mariam, she kidnapped the former cast members in a convoluted attempt to restore her old TV-family, a time when she was happy. She even carried around a tape recorder to recreate the studio audience. She also intended to capture the main cast member from her last season, "Cousin Spunky", and torment and kill him in revenge for stealing the limelight from her. In an unguarded moment, she spoke in her real voice and admitted to how lonely she'd been after the show; then she snapped right back to "Baby Doll".
Batman and Robin intervened, with Robin switching places with Spunky Spencer and carrying a homing transmitter. After he was captured, Batman was able to locate Doll's hideout. After attempting to kill Batman, Baby-Doll escaped to a nearby amusement park. During the pursuit, she ended up in the house of mirrors and saw herself in a mirror, resembling how she'd look as an adult. Her knowledge that this was fake forced her to realise that her "family" was fake too - breaking down in the face of reality, she destroyed every mirror before losing all will to fight and fell crying. Batman consoled her before she was sent to Arkham Asylum.
A professional efficiency expert, Temple Fugate was advised to deviate from his schedule for once in his life by future Gotham mayor, Hamilton Hill, only to have an unfortunate accident delay his arrival to an important court date and cause his financial ruin. Swearing revenge because he believed Hill had done it on purpose, Fugate returned seven years later, now going by the name "Clock King", causing havoc and running afoul of the Batman. However, Fugate had prepared himself well for this by studying news footage of Batman and learning his every move, making him a worthy adversary of Batman. Fugate's vendetta against Hill eventually lead to him tying Hill to the hands of a huge clock to crush him when they reached 3:15, but Batman intervened and fought Fugate inside the wheels of the clock tower. In the ensuing fight, Fugate accidentally jammed the wheels with his sword, causing a wreckage, and he fell to his apparent death, but his body was nowhere to be found.
Sometime after his release from Arkham, Fugate was enlisted by Task Force X for his organizational skills when they snuck into the Justice League Watchtower. Specifically, he designed much of the overall mechanics of the actual plan including the timetable of events, which included the compromise of some extra time allotted in the schedule to allow the agents some flexibility. In this role, he also acted as sort of a mission controller; providing status updates and guiding agents in the field in which he operated with his usual rigid efficiency. When last seen Fugate was still a member of Task Force X, and what happened to him following the end of Project Cadmus is unknown.
Garfield Lynns was a special effects and pyrotechnic expert that worked on the road with the pop music artist, Cassidy. Lynns nursed a love for Cassidy. Her flirtatious behavior only fueled Lynn's obsession. After a date or so, Cassidy and Lynn's relationship became strained. Cassidy then finally decided to lay off Lynn after she opened for Gotham's Rock City nightclub. Lynns overrode the pyrotechnic displays and fled the scene. In secret, Lynns worked on an insulated battle suit capable of flight and took the name, Firefly.
He used his cache of flash caps, napalm accelerators and smoke bombs, as well as a rig that generates a blade-like flame. Intent on fleeing Gotham with Cassidy, Firefly decided to use an experimental gel, of his creation. The gel was capable of burning through anything and he planned to flood it into the sewers and burn all of Gotham in one swoop. However, Batman intervened and stopped Firefly. Soon after, Firefly, out of prison, began to contract out as an arsonist for hire in Gotham. After the fire was set, his clients would commit insurance fraud and profit heavily. The local newspapers documented them as 'mystery arsons' and caught the attention of three young children who mistook the shadowy figure in the picture as Batman. The children followed Firefly to one of Gotham's theater and witnessed Batman's arrival. He saved the children and stopped Firefly again.
Dr Hugo Strange
After witnessing how judge Maria Vargas put her life in peril to recover a mysterious cassette, Batman decided to investigate. Posing as Bruce Wayne, he payed a visit to Dr. Hugo Strange, a psychologist whom judge Vargas had recently consulted. After a therapy session, in which the doctor used a special mind-reading device that he invented, Strange accidentally discovered that Bruce Wayne was Batman, to his surprise. He decided not to use Batman's secret identity to blackmail him, but instead he contacted the Joker, Two-Face and the Penguin to auction a tape revealing the secret. However, Bruce Wayne made a false recording of Strange going on about how he would use the machine to con the supervillains, and then destroyed the mind-invading device. When the villains saw Strange's modified video, they were furious and kidnapped Strange, taking him to an airplane. He told them Bruce Wayne is Batman, but they didn't believe him (especially not Two-Face, who was friends with Bruce). The Joker was about to throw him off the plane, but were foiled by Batman. Hugo Strange then tried to tell to Commissioner James Gordon that Batman was Bruce Wayne, but Dick Grayson showed up disguised as Bruce Wayne, and that charade rendered Strange's accusation impossible. He was later delivered to the police.
Years later, Hugo Strange became a division head on Cadmus. Despite being led to believe that Bruce Wayne was not Batman, he may have discovered the truth. If so, it is possible he told Amanda Waller Batman's secret identity.
Rupert Thorne muscled his way into Gotham City and quickly took control over the majority of the crime syndicate. Though his criminal deeds were well known to the populace, the corruption within the Gotham justice system kept Thorne in his penthouse and the police off his back. His brother, Matt Thorne lost his medical license after removing a bullet from Rupert without reporting to the police. His intrusion in the city caused problems for Arnold Stromwell, the aging leader of a rival organization. Though he fought diligently to protect what he'd made, Stromwell eventually lost out to Thorne.
Difficulty arose for Thorne, however, when District Attorney Harvey Dent began pressuring the system to arrest Thorne. Fueled by his desire to get re-elected, Dent aggressively pursued Thorne's case. However, Thorne acquired the District Attorney's psychiatric medical files and learned that Dent is seriously mentally ill with a barely controlled case of multiple personality disorder. The gangster used this information on the Dent's moment of reelection victory to blackmail the DA. The overflowing anger at Thorne's threats and his gang's taunts brought Dent's alter ego, "Big Bad Harv," to the surface, and Dent attacked Thorne. As Thorne fled the scene with Dent in tow, a henchman shot and destroyed a vat of chemicals, scarring the left half of Dent's body. The accident hit on multiple levels: scarred physically and emotionally, Dent became Two-Face, a villain driven by chance and luck.
His public career lost, Two-Face set out to destroy everything Thorne had made, before finally ruining the mobster himself. After Two-Face destroyed various clubs, Thorne put a $2 million hit on the man - one million for each face. Though Two-Face acquired Thorne's criminal file in an attempt to blackmail Thorne the same way he had blackmailed Two-Face, Thorne was one step ahead, and blackmailed the villain. A struggle ensued but in the end, both Thorne and Two-Face were arrested.
Rupert Thorne was eventually arrested at a contraband warehouse and his cover blown by Batman and corrupt officer Gil Mason.
Maximilian Zeus was the CEO of Maximilian Shipping Company in Gotham City, when his business interests started to struggle he used his company to smuggle for the mafia in order to maintain his business. As a result of the stresses that this double life involved, he suffered a mental breakdown and became detached from reality. He had always admired Greece and its history, even traveling there with his assistant/girlfriend Clio. After his mental breakdown, he fashioned himself as the supreme Greek God Zeus by dressing up in a period costume and carrying a prop thunderbolt that could emit an electrical charge. His penthouse which occupied the entire top floor of his office building was decorated in the Greek style and stretched above Gotham was his Mount Olympus.
Dubbing himself Zeus, he planned to steal the federal government's Electrical Discharge Cannon, attempting to assert Gotham as his private domain. Zeus was so deluded that not even his girlfriend Clio could completely convince Zeus to stop, but he soon met Batman, who he referred as Hades. Batman infiltrated Zeus' complex and tried to overload the cannon with Zeus' thunderbolt rod, who leapt after it and electrocuted himself unconscious. He was later sent to Arkham Asylum.
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Lex Luthor was a powerful businessman and criminal mastermind. He was widely considered to be one of Earth's most brilliant minds and one of Superman's greatest enemies.
Little is known about Lex Luthor's origins, but he was an admirably self-made man. With the aid of his natural genius and his general lack of conscience, Luthor assembled a vast fortune and founded LexCorp. Through a combination of Luthor's ruthless business tactics and genuine ingenuity, LexCorp quickly became one of the largest corporations in the United States. Now clearly the most powerful man in Metropolis, Luthor's ego and pride drove him to try and position himself as the face of the city, donating millions to charity and erecting libraries, schools, and hospitals in his name.
However, at heart, Luthor was devious, shrewd, and cold. Metropolis was to be an empire, with Luthor as absolute ruler. LexCorp forced virtual monopolies on public works, technology, transportation, and even became a major defense contractor ¡ª all with the underlying goal of collecting more and more power for the greedy Luthor.
It was this lust for power that eventually made him the sworn enemy to Superman. From the start, the very idea of an alien who appeared to be human possessing incredible power disturbed Lex. However, that reasonable suspicion soon erupted into personal jealousy and malicious intent. The fact that Luthor could not bribe or hire the newcomer, or alter the public's perception of Superman's actions, angered Lex all the more. Luthor would soon scheme against Superman on a regular basis; attempting at various times to ruin Superman's reputation or destroy him outright. The attempts often painted Luthor in an unflattering light, but he managed to cover his trail often enough to avoid prosecution. In the early years, perhaps Luthor's most horrific plan involved collecting a drop of blood from a Kryptonite-weakened Superman and using it in cloning experiments. No successful clones were created ¡ª in fact many were inhumanely destroyed. One massively flawed clone would escape after mutating into the white-skinned Bizarro.
Luthor took to carrying a small piece of Kryptonite on his person at all times, as a precaution against any potential encounters with Superman. However, not even Luthor realized how damaging the radiation could be to humans and after a few years, he developed Kryptonite poisoning. Driven mad by the sickness, Luthor became angrier than ever at Superman, and attempted to kill him publicly. For this crime and others, Lex Luthor was finally convicted and sent to prison.
In prison, he teamed up with Ultra-Humanite, enabling their escape. However, the criminal masterminds were recaptured when their attempts to form an Injustice Gang were foiled. The party responsible was the Ultra-Humanite, who sold Luthor out to the Batman (in exchange for a sizable monetary donation to public television, of all things). However, despite that failure Luthor received a chest plate that prevented the Kryptonite poisoning from worsening, and a he acquired a battle suit powerful enough to fight the Justice League directly.
Luthor planned to create an android to spend the rest of eternity in. However, Batman convinced Waller of Luthor's intentions, and she destroyed the android. Planning to kill Waller, he was confronted by the founding members of the Justice League, who came to arrest him. However, at that point, Brainiac emerged from within Luthor. It was revealed that Brainiac had placed a nanite copy of himself within Luthor years ago, and protected Luthor until Brainiac was ready to be transferred to another body. Escaping from the League, Luthor asked Brainiac what he intended to do. When he learned that Brainiac merely intended to acquire all knowledge, Luthor offered to merge with Brainiac and use that knowledge to achieve true godhood. They broke into Cadmus and assimilated the Dark Heart technology into their database. This way, he could control the nano-assemblers into converting any raw material into whatever they wished. Given his failed liaison with Darkseid, Brainiac didn't fully trust Luthor, so they agreed to completely merge into one single being, using the nanotech.
From there on, Luthor/Brainiac set off to build a machine that would absorb the information of the entire Earth, then the galaxy, and finally reshape the universe to their will. When the Justice League stepped in, Luthor/Brainiac created nanotechnologic duplicates of the Justice Lords to hold them off. Even though the League overpowered their counterparts, Brainiac/Luthor managed to subdue them, except for Flash. While attempting to reassemble his absorption apparatus, Luthor/Brainiac was engaged by the Flash, who had reached a state of Speed Force, and managed to destroy every piece of Brainiac in Luthor, returning Luthor to normal.
After failing to destroy Superman and the Justice League while merged with Brainiac, Luthor was exposed as a criminal to the public at large. Compelled by a mental form of Brainiac, Luthor escaped prison and was recruited into Gorilla Grodd's super-villain army in order to resurrect Brainiac from his last remaining piece and regain his godhood. Ultimately, he planned on turning on Grodd and usurp leadership of the Legion and accelerated his plan when he learned that the items he had collected for Grodd were to turn all humans into apes, which was foiled by the League.
Luthor's obsession for reviving Brainiac made him distant from the rest of the Legion. He soon learned of the remnants of Brainiac's old base in outer space and modified the Legion's base into a faster-than-light spacecraft. However, Tala had released Grodd, who lead a schism in the Legion. The insurrection was put down and Luthor jettisoned Grodd into space. He then placed Tala in a machine specifically meant to use her to reconstruct Brainiac. However, Luthor's attempt failed as Tala, in a last act of revenge on him, used the last of her magic strength to interfere with the process and caused it to instead revive Darkseid, fused with Brainiac technology. Reluctantly teaming with arch-rivals Superman and Batman to stop Darkseid, Luthor was recruited by Metron of New Genesis, who directed Luthor towards the resting place of Darkseid's most valued prize: the Anti-Life Equation. Using the power of the cosmic Anti-Life Equation, Luthor stopped Darkseid from killing Superman, and in effect saved the Earth. In doing so, he and Darkseid vanished completely in an explosion of light and energy.
Mercy Graves was a tough young woman with a checkered past, who served as Lex Luthor's personal bodyguard and chauffeur.
Little is known about Mercy's life before working under Lex Luthor, except that she lived in the street until he took her in, cleaned her up, and made her his right-hand girl.
Mercy was loyal and respectful to Luthor, but never servile. There are some hints that she was attracted to Luthor, and fiercely resented any woman who came between them. When Luthor became unusually taken with Lana Lang, Mercy secretly followed her and discovered her passing information on Lex's activities to Superman. Mercy was proud of what she'd done, though Luthor took out his disappointment on her.
When Luthor went to prison, he appointed Mercy as acting head of LexCorp. She traded in her old driver's costume for a classy skirt suit, and grew out her hair. Somewhat to her own surprise, she thrived: not only did she save the company from the slump caused by Luthor's arrest, she made it more powerful and profitable than it had ever been. When Luthor, a fugitive from the Justice League, appeared in her (formerly his) office pleading for help, she coldly rejected him. According to her, she had "figured out" that the only reason he left LexCorp in her care was because he thought of her as the only one so slavishly loyal to him that she'd hand it back when asked. Given this unflattering assessment of her character, and her undeniably excellent performance as a CEO, she said she no longer had to lick his boots. Luthor responded with violence, and she reluctantly guided him to Professor Ivo's residence, as he was seeking a cure for his Kryptonite poisoning.
Brainiac, the planetary-wide supercomputer of Krypton, sensed the imminent destruction of the planet, but rather than warn others, it chose to save itself and the collected records of Krypton. In its mind, as long as the records of Krypton existed, the loss of the planet itself ¡ª and all its living inhabitants ¡ª was acceptable. It also knew that if word of Krypton's impending doom escaped, it would be forced to calculate a way to stop this, which Brainiac knew to be impossible and would only distract him from the more essential task of saving Krypton's records. Before Krypton exploded, Brainiac uploaded its core program and all of the collected data to an artificial satellite.
Years later, it was discovered by an alien spacecraft, which Brainiac then hijacked. After Brainiac had killed the crew of the ship, it began to explore the universe. Each time it came to an inhabited world, it would upload all the knowledge it could from that world, then destroy it ¡ª decreasing the number of beings that have access to the knowledge made it that much more valuable and destroying the planets ensured no new information would be created. Along with raw data, it also assimilated whatever useful technology it could find, improving itself with every world it visited.
Brainiac eventually made its way to Earth, under the pretense of a peaceful exchange of knowledge with LexCorp. He revealed that he was another survivor of Krypton, getting the attention of Superman. However, through the information from the cultures that Brainiac destroyed, Superman concluded that Brainiac would do the same to Earth, destroying Brainiac's ship with the help of Lex Luthor.
Brainiac later resurfaced from within Lex Luthor's body during the Cadmus Crisis. Back when he kidnapped and forced Luthor to rebuild his robotic body, the blast he fired at Luthor wasn't intend to kill him. Instead, it placed a nanotech copy of his program inside Luthor's body. Since then, Brainiac had laid dormant, subtly influencing Lex's actions and protecting his body ¨D giving him super-strength and curing his Kryptonite induced cancer.[ Brainiac's ultimate goal consisted in having Lex to build him a super-powered android body, based on the Amazo android, and finally transferring himself into it. However, Amanda Waller destroyed the android, and when the core League confronted Lex, Brainiac was forced to emerge. He engaged them and attempted to digitize their inner selves, but was foiled by J'onn. So, Brainiac/Luthor summoned a giant spaceship that kept the League occupied, allowing him to flee.
Brainiac intended to pursuit the fulfillment of his program: recording information and destroying the original. However, seeing how shortsighted Brainiac was, Luthor offered him a purpose beyond that of his limited programming. He proposed to combine Brainiac's vast information and resources with his own imagination. They broke into Cadmus and assimilated the Dark Heart technology into their database. This way, they could control the nano-assemblers into converting any raw material into whatever they wished. Given his failed liaison with Darkseid, Brainiac didn't fully trust Luthor, so they agreed to completely merge into one single being, using the nanotech.
Then, Brainiac/Luthor set off to build a machine that would absorb the information of the entire Earth, then the galaxy, and finally reshape the universe to their will. When the Justice League stepped in, Brainiac created nanotechnologic duplicates of himself to hold them off, but the Luthor part decided they could do better than that and had the duplicates morph into versions of the Justice Lords. Even though the League overpowered their counterparts and destroy the absorption machine, Brainiac/Luthor managed to subdue them, except for Flash who he decided to kill, believing it would cause events similar to that of Justice Lords universe. However, Flash managed to break free and seemingly ran away. Brainiac/Luthor then attempted to reassemble his absorption apparatus, but was attacked by the Flash, who had reached a state of Speed Force, and physically dismantled Brainiac from Luthor.
After the defeat, all that was left of Brainiac was a small piece of its body, which came into the possession of Grodd. Luthor himself continued to speak to Brainiac's consciousness, apparently still existing within Luthor's mind. Brainiac apparently enjoyed the brief time they were merged together. After breaking out of prison, Luthor was picked up by Grodd's Legion of Doom and convinced to join with the promise of getting his hands on the Brainiac fragment, with which he could reconstruct and re-merge with him.
After usurping leadership of the Legion from Grodd, Luthor remained unable to unlock the Brainiac fragment for some reason, until Tala located the quadrant of the universe where Brainiac and Darkseid had been destroyed. In a last attempt, Luthor used Tala's mystical properties to reconstitute Brainiac from the debris. However, he unwittingly resurrected Darkseid instead, reformed with extensive Brainiac technology integrated into his person, allowing the dark lord to destroy the Legion's headquarters and return to Apokolips. Luthor and the surviving Legion members returned to Earth and allied with the Justice League to stop Apokolips's attack on Earth, and Luthor claimed to no longer be able to hear Brainiac inside his head. However, Luthor was mysteriously able to retrieve the Anti-Life Equation from a realm that was said only a 12th level intellect could survive, which Brainiac was.
John Corben was originally a top-tier mercenary. At one time, he led a team of mercenaries to steal the Lexo-Skel Suit 5000 from LexCorp, a theft staged by Lex Luthor for the benefit of the Regent of Kaznia. When Lois Lane tracked the thieves to their ship in Metropolis Harbor, Corben caught her and prepared to kill her, but Superman intervened. To give himself a fighting chance, Corben mounted the Lexo-Skel himself and engaged Superman in a fight that raged across Metropolis, ending when Superman tore the suit apart.
Although Luthor represented to the Regent's lawyer that he had fulfilled his part of the bargain by letting "the Regent's men" take possession of the suit, Luthor subsequently acted as though Corben had been working for him.
Corben was sent to Stryker's Island Prison, where he refused to give details on his employers. For this reason, his cell featured ample creature comforts and gourmet meals, supplied by an apparently grateful Luthor. A few months after his imprisonment, he was shocked to be told he was suffering from a rare and terminal viral disease found only in South America.
Luthor helped Corben escape, and in exchange for his discretion, offered him a way to avoid death: LexCorp scientists would transfer his mind into an indestructible android body made of Metallo, possessing strength equal to Superman's and powered by a Kryptonite heart. Feeling he had nothing to lose, Corben agreed.
At first, he was thrilled with his new abilities, which allowed him to fight Superman nearly to the death. However, when he realized that he could no longer smell, eat or feel, he became disenchanted and abandoned the fight. When the LexCorp scientists confessed that that part of his condition was irreversible, Corben went insane, ripping away part of his artificial skin and adopting the identity "Metallo".
Metallo angrily confronted Luthor, who tried to reassure him that his condition could be fixed, given time. Just then, Superman arrived and revealed that Luthor had deliberately arranged for Corben to be infected with the disease. Metallo turned on Luthor, but Superman intervened, and Luthor's yacht was destroyed, leaving Metallo stranded beneath the sea.
Metallo resurfaced from the ocean on a volcanic island, having suffered amnesia after the explosion. He was found by two children, Sarita and Bobby Felix, who decided he was a "hero" because of his resemblance to their action figures. However, seeing one of their drawings, he remembered Superman, and his identity came back to him. When Superman appeared on the island, helping with the evacuation from a volcanic eruption, Metallo attacked him and nearly killed him. When the kids protested the action of their hero, however, Metallo was distracted enough to allow Superman to throw his Kryptonite heart into the flowing lava. Metallo desperately went after it, but wound up encased in the cooled lava, unable to move or even see. Instead, he focused his mind on his identity, determined not to lose it again.
Metallo was eventually extricated by Intergang, who repaired and even improved his android body, in exchange for which he assisted in a series of bank robberies. When Superman tried to stop him, he severely weakened him with Kryptonite lasers. John Henry Irons, a former employee of LexCorp, helped Superman to defeat him.
Metallo later enlisted Tina, an intern at The Daily Planet, to kidnap Superman. Fortunately, Jimmy Olsen learned of this and went to the Metropolis Junkyard to rescue him. Metallo and Superman battled again in a demolition machine, resulting in Metallo apparently being crushed by falling debris.
Metallo survived once again, however, and returned to Metropolis to join a group of disgruntled villains along with Livewire, Toyman, Kalibak and Weather Wizard. In their fight with the Justice League, Metallo was beaten by J'onn J'onzz, though they seemingly succeeded in killing Superman. Fortunately, this later turned out not to be the case.
When Grodd founded the Legion of Doom, Metallo joined its ranks. One of his missions was to accompany Silver Banshee to the underground world of Skartaris and assist the dictator Deimos in exchange for a large chunk of Kryptonite. However, a League team composed of Green Lantern, STRIPE, Stargirl, and Supergirl, intervened on behalf of Travis Morgan's resistance, in battle with Stargirl Metallo lost an arm. He then battled Supergirl, who grabbed a knife and removed Metallo's Kryptonite heart.
Metallo was taken to a cave where he was briefly interrogated by Green Lantern. At first he refused to talk, but Lantern pointed out that without his heart his body would shut down within the next few minutes, even seconds. Metallo was about to talk, but his mind was mysteriously shut down by an unknown source. His motionless body was later taken to the Watchtower, to see if J'onn could probe some information from his mind.
His final fate is currently unknown.
S.T.A.R. Labs janitor Rudy Jones was stealing a few experimental chemicals with a crook named Martin Lebeau when Jones was surprised by some security guards. Lebeau turned using a gun to force the security guards away and in the ensuing fight, some chemicals were caught on fire. Lebeau jumped into his truck and attempted to drive away leaving Rudy to jump into the back of the truck with the unsecured chemical canisters. While Superman was at S.T.A.R. he stayed behind to help some endangered security guards. During the criminals' escape, Jones was accidentally bathed with the chemicals. He begged Lebeau to stop the car, but was dropped off the side of the road, unconscious. Hours later, he came into contact with a rat and drained its energy, then did the same to a hapless policewoman, discovering that not only did he take her energy, he took her memories and could mimic her voice as well. Realizing his new power, he named himself the Parasite.
With his new powers and appearance, Parasite went to Hob's Bay, where he encountered Martin Lebeau and tried to kill him, until Superman arrived. Parasite feigned compliance but grabbed Superman when he came too close and drained his powers, weakening him. He then used Superman's powers to commit a series of crimes, but he eventually began to lose them. Learning that his energy reserve was temporary, Parasite decided to get his power back. Attacking Clark Kent, in his own apartment, Parasite kidnapped and held him captive in STAR Labs' boiler room, where he told Superman he would come back to drain his powers every twelve hours. Fortunately, Jimmy Olsen came to rescue Superman and they escaped. Parasite went after Superman, cornering him in a lab. He attempted to drain Superman's powers again, but was tricked into touching a piece of Kryptonite, learning the hard way that he had also gained Superman's weaknesses, he absorbed the harmful energies of the Kryptonite rendering him all but comatose. He was held under custody in S.T.A.R. until they designed his special cell in Stryker's Prison. After touching a roach, however, he found that his powers were still in effect.
Years later, the Parasite was recruited by Grodd to be a member of the Secret Society: a criminal group with the goal to destroy the Justice League. He assisted the team to free Clayface from Morgan Edge's clutches. In the first battle, Parasite drained Superman's powers. In the second battle, he drained Wonder Woman's powers. In the third battle, he drained Flash's powers, but was knocked out. After the Secret Society was defeated, Parasite was delivered to the police.
He eventually joined Grodd's Legion of Doom. However, when Lex Luthor overthrew Grodd from leadership, Parasite disagreed, and during the Legion's mutiny, Parasite sided with Grodd's faction against Luthor's. Afterwards, Parasite, along with Grodd's other supporters, were frozen by Killer Frost and blown up by Darkseid.
Bizarro was the prototype of an army of "Supermen" manufactured by Lex Luthor. At first the clone looked and acted like Superman, but wasn't aware of his alter ego Clark Kent, seeing as he rescued the real Kent from falling off a cliff. However, the cloning process was unstable and the Superman clone mutated in form and mind into a grotesque travesty of the Man of Steel, dubbed "Bizarro" by Mercy Graves. Bizarro set about imitating Superman's heroic actions with disastrous results: he prevented a bridge from opening in order to allow a boat to pass through thereby nearly causing the boat to crash, only stopped by the timely intervention of Superman, and he hurled a wrecking ball towards a park believing he was saving a building. As far as he knew, he was Superman, and the appearance of the real Superman confused him, and he believed the real Man of Steel was an impostor. After meeting up with Lois Lane he took her to the laboratory where he was born and discovered to his dismay that there were several Superman clones in production. After Luthor tried a failed attempt to kill him Bizarro went on a rampage destroying the lab and preventing the activated self-destruct sequence from being shut off. Superman arrived on the scene and allowed the group to escape but Bizarro was still convinced that Superman was the impostor. However, once Bizarro saw Superman saving Lois, he realized that he was the actual duplicate, and accepted the fact that "he no am Superman". In the end, he actually performed a very Superman-like deed by sacrificing himself, so that Superman and Lois could escape the exploding laboratory. Lois wondered if it was possible that Bizarro could have survived, and Superman stated he was unsure as he had never been in that powerful an explosion.
Bizarro did indeed the explosion, however, and found himself homeless in the back country. He began searching the world for answers but could find none until he saw a newscast about Hamilton revealing the existence of the Fortress of Solitude. Elated to find the information, Bizarro traveled to the fortress and soon found the Brainiac Orb. Before finding the orb, however, he saw Superman's wildlife preserve from The Preserver's ship and in Bizarro fashion, mistakenly believed that the animals were subject to cruel testing and released them as "you do nothing wrong". One such animal was a quadruped with sharp teeth who had become fond of Bizzaro, whom he in turn aptly named "Krypto". Upon activating Brainiac's Orb, he asked who he was and where he came from. The orb, believing Bizarro to be Superman, explained that he was Kal-El and he came from the planet Krypton. Determined to be home again, Bizarro attempted to remake Krypton in Metropolis by throwing around scrap metal randomly in order to make it look like his idea of Kryptonian architecture. Bizarro also abducted a hotel doorman who wore a uniform that was similar to Kryptonian attire, making Bizarro think he was Jor-El. Bizzaro set up a makeshift home in a theater to duplicate the House of El, and Lois agreed to go inside to humor Bizarro. Superman's attempt to stop Bizarro backfired when he threw a chunk of Green Kryptonite at him, to which Bizarro simply claimed "rock pretty", and Superman realized too late that Bizarro's DNA was too dissimilar to be affected by Green Kryptonite the way super-powered Kryptonians were. Worse, Bizarro's pet "Krypto" tore open Superman's anti-Kryptonite suit, rendering him vulnerable to the Kryptonite. Before Lois and the doorman got rid of the Kryptonite, Bizzaro commented how it was too bad Krypton had to be destroyed and flew off. He stole a missile from a military base and hurled it at Metropolis so that the story of Krypton would be complete with the reenactment of its destruction. It was only after learning that Lois would be killed as well that Bizarro abandoned his plan. In a play on the original story, Superman then took Bizarro to another planet capable of supporting life but was uninhabited by any animal life, to which Superman said Bizarro could reside on this world and defend it. Although stupid, Bizarro was astute to realize he was being set up when he remarked "This crummy planet! How can me be defender when there is no one here to defend?" However, Superman said that was an issue he had no overlooked and brought along a friend, to which he allowed Bizarro to adopt "Krypto" as a pet. Overjoyed at having a pet, Bizarro agreed to live on this distant green world.
He made his way back to Earth, and teamed up with Giganta to break Grodd out of prison. Wonder Woman pointed out to him that Giganta was merely using him for his strength. Both Bizarro and Giganta were defeated and taken to prison by Wonder Woman and Long Shadow.
At a later point, Bizarro became a member of Grodd's Legion of Doom. Here, he was experimented on by Grodd and Luthor before Bizarro's mind was altered that he did anything Luthor commanded. Controlled by backwards logic, Bizarro was a powerful tool for the Legion to use. He took part in the attack on Nanda Parbat where he killed several monks with his heat vision. Bizarro was also present during the attack on Gorilla City where he fought Superman. When Luthor's brain was switched with the Flash's brain, Bizarro suspected that something had happened to his leader but none of his fellow villains understood Bizarro's logic. Bizarro later sided with Luthor when he was attacked by Grodd and his loyal followers. During the fight, Bizarro tried to choke Grodd but was pummeled by Rampage and hit by Electrocutioner's blast. Bizarro and the rest of the surviving villains helped the Justice League when Darkseid's forces attacked Earth. He aided Dr. Light, Black Canary, and Green Arrow in fighting the Parademons invading Rome. In the end, Bizarro and the others were given a chance to run off from the Justice League.
Leslie Willis was a popular WLXL shock jock who made a habit of ridiculing Superman. People all over Metropolis listened to Leslie, even Superman. Lex Luthor in particular enjoyed her radio show.
Leslie was interviewed by Lois Lane and Clark Kent about an upcoming party in Centennial Park to celebrate the anniversary of her show. As part of the celebration, there was going to be a concert.
During the party, there was an thunderstorm, and police tried to stop the festivities because they were concerned for the crowd's safety. Leslie disregarded the police's warnings, and went so far as to incite the crowd against the police. The chaos continued until Superman arrived. But Superman couldn't convince her to stop the party. In fact, she took Superman's appearance as an opportunity to ridicule him in public. Then, suddenly, while verbally attacking Superman, a bolt of lightning simultaneously struck Superman and Leslie. She was taken to Metropolis Hospital, where she recovered and quickly learned that not only had her hair and skin changed color, but she now had the power to generate and manipulate electricity. The former radio personality renamed herself "Livewire" and started her life as a criminal.
She used her new abilities to hijack Metropolis and manipulated every medium, including telephones, televisions and billboards. She announced that she would take control of Metropolis's utilities, declaring that if the public wanted to use them they would have to pay her on a regular basis. However, her power was limited and she needed to recharge her powers regularly. This left her vulnerable. Because of this weakness, Superman was able to track Livewire to a local hydroelectric plant and, in the ensuing battle, she was defeated when exposed to water. After this, she was held under heavy restraint and left in a near catatonic state at Stryker's Island. Her medical care while at Stryker's was financed by Lex Luthor.
She later joined Grodd's Legion of Doom.
Toyman's father, Winslow Schott, was a kindly toymaker, who dreamed of building a magnificent toy factory. Bruno Mannheim approached Schott and offered to finance the factory, which Schott accepted. However, the factory became the front for a numbers racket. After the racket was exposed, Schott was arrested and imprisoned, while Mannheim was suspected, but never charged with a crime. Schott later died in prison.
His young son, Winslow Schott Jr., was left on his own, and spent several years in foster homes.
When he reached adulthood, Winslow had become obsessed with "reclaiming" his lost childhood, and created a child-like persona for himself. He also inherited or adopted his father's mechanical talent, but the "toys" he created were also sophisticated and deadly weapons.
He first appeared in Metropolis seeking vengeance against Mannheim, who had ruined his and his father's lives. When Lois Lane wrote an unflattering description of him in an article about mysterious attacks on Mannheim, Toyman kidnapped her and explained his story to her, wanting her to bear witness when he executed Mannheim. Superman appeared and saved them both, but Toyman escaped in the explosion that destroyed his hideout.
At some point, he created a sophisticated android named Darci to be his companion. He had programmed her to be lifelike, and implanted a fail-safe which prevented her from harming him.
Toyman later joined the Legion of Doom, controlled first by Grodd and later by Lex Luthor. When Grodd escaped his bonds and incited a mutiny against Luthor, Toyman decided to side with Luthor and held his own against several of the mutineers with his toys, including Killer Frost. He helped Luthor operate the machine built to resurrect Brainiac, and later joined both the Legion and the Justice League in helping to repel Darkseid's invasion of Earth. He was one of the surviving Legion members allowed a five-minute head start by Batman, and was last seen fleeing the Metro Tower.
Jax-UR & Mala
A brilliant warrior, Jax-Ur was trusted by the ruling council for many years until he grew power hungry. Believing the council too weak, he attempted to seize control of the planet. However, his attempted coup d'état was foiled by Jor-El. Jax-Ur was tried, found guilty, and sentenced to eternal imprisonment in the Phantom Zone.
A brilliant warrior, at the height of her career Mala became the trusted lieutenant of High General Jax-Ur, until Jax-Ur grew power hungry and attempted to seize control of the planet. The attempted coup d'état was foiled by Jor-El. At his trial, Jax-Ur claimed sole responsibility for the uprising. The ruling council, feeling that Mala had only been following orders, sentenced her to only twenty years imprisonment in the Phantom Zone, while Jax-Ur's sentence was for life.
Years later, after Krypton's destruction, Superman discovered the Phantom Zone Projector that his father had placed aboard his spaceship, and was able to use it to communicate with Mala. After reviewing the official record of her trial, Superman decided to "parole" Mala and released her.
Though initially disoriented by the loss of Krypton, Mala was delighted with her new super-powers and, despite Superman's efforts, quickly became too aggressive and overly destructive in her efforts to "help" Superman fight crime. Believing Superman weak for not using his powers to dominate the world (and possibly jealous of his affection for Lois Lane), Mala stole the projector and released Jax-Ur.
Together, the two Kryptonians attempted to destroy Superman and take over Earth, but Superman lured them both into a trap and sent them back to the Phantom Zone.
Superman would encounter them again in another part of the galaxy, where an unexpected rift in the Phantom Zone had released them into space. They seized control of a nearby planet, re-making it and its people in Krypton's image. Superman was initially hesitant to intervene, feeling that, whatever his personal feelings, Jax-Ur seemed an efficient ruler, and his subjects seemed content under his guidance. That changed quickly when Superman encountered a member of the planet's underground resistance, who revealed that the Kryptonians were tyrants who were preparing their planet for an invasion of Earth. In a fight with the Kryptonians' battle fleet, Jax-Ur and Mala were sucked into a black hole, never to be seen again.
Mr. Mxyzptlk (pronounced "mix-yez-spit-lick") was an imp from the Land of Zrff in the Fifth Dimension.
Bored with living in the Fifth Dimension with beings that had powers to rival his own, Mr. Mxyzptlk started going to the Third Dimension where his powers were unrivaled. Using these powers he tormented humans taking on various guises such as genies, imps, and leprechauns. He had done this for centuries but eventually became bored with that as well.
When Superman arrived Mxyzptlk saw him as the "ultimate challenge" and began to play various pranks (such as making the statue of "The Thinker" come to life and attack Superman, only to have it revert to a normal statue after Superman broke it) on him in order to test out his powers. For a time, Superman began to think that he was going insane but Mxyzptlk decided it was finally time to reveal himself and explained that he was there to play games with him. Superman was not amused by Mxyzptlk's antics and claimed that a game must have rules. Deciding that was true, Mxyzptlk came up with one rule: if Superman could get him to say, spell, or otherwise reveal his name backwards, "Kltpzyxm" (Pronounced "Kill-tip-seize-em"), he would leave for ninety days.
For the next year, Superman tricked Mxyzptlk into revealing his backwards name almost immediately after seeing him, usually by playing dumb. Mxyzptlk became increasingly enraged and obsessive over Superman's constant victories. This obsession led him to ignore his wife, Gsptlsnz, who was craving of his attention. Finally fed up with being ignored, Gsptlsnz suggested that Mxyzptlk simply destroy Superman. Mxyzptlk agreed and set about building a giant armored suit that took him the entire ninety days to complete. After his suit was completed, Mxyzptlk went to Earth and was returned to Zrff in less than five seconds.
In spite of his constant fast victories over Mxyzptlk, Superman grew tired of seeing him and finally proposed a final game, which would rid him of the Imp forever. Mxyzptlk agreed to leave forever if Superman could get him to reveal his name backwards twice in a row. Superman pretended to have lost interest in any and all games but Mxyzptlk refused to allow it. After an aerial battle in which Mxyzptlk turned into the "ultimate smart bomb" with a Kryptonite warhead Mxyzptlk thought he had won up until he saw that Superman had duped him into skywriting his own name backwards twice.
Banished back to the Fifth Dimension again, Mxyzptlk wasn't done with Superman and vowed to think up a loophole and one day return. Even after he found pleasure in giving Gsptlsnz the attention she craved, Mxyzptlk still couldn't allow Superman to go unpunished.
As he promised, Mxyzptlk thought up a loophole: he only claimed that he wouldn't come back to bother Superman, but he never said that he'd not return to the Third Dimension. He decided that this meant that while he couldn't bother Superman directly, this didn't mean he couldn’t incite someone else to bother him. Finding Bizarro to be of sufficient power and perfectly lacking in intelligence, Mxyzptlk went to him and convinced him that Superman and all his friends were laughing at him. Enraged at this, Bizarro immediately went to Earth with some help from Mxyzptlk. Once there, he started to attack Superman.
Mxyzptlk couldn’t resist revealing his hand in this, however, and indirectly mocked Superman. This proved to be a mistake, as the rulers of Zrff, the Tribunal, discovered it and brought him to trial. Mxyzptlk pleaded his case claiming that he had no choice but to torment Superman since it was just part of his nature but the Tribunal was having nothing of it as they did not approve of tormenting members "of a less advanced species" and even worse, going back on one's word. They stripped Mxyzptlk of his powers and banished him to Earth for ninety days promising to return his powers only if he did a good deed for the Third Dimensional beings.
In spite of losing his powers, Mxyzptlk still insisted that it was worth it to see Superman get his, however, after experiencing pain and suffering, he decided that it was a bad idea. After Bizarro was finally subdued and calmed, Superman decided that the best punishment for Mxyzptlk was to put him into Bizarro's service. Mxyzptlk was taken to Bizarro's planet where he worked on the fake Metropolis and was tormented by Bizarro's Krypto. He has not been seen since though its likely he eventually returned to the his own dimension.
Under the auspices of Project Cadmus, a clone of Superman was made from a genetic sample by Emil Hamilton, however it was engineered to be his superior. Named Doomsday, it was repeatedly subjected to simulations that humiliated it and fueled its rage towards Superman. Ultimately, Doomsday was to be the Project's fail safe in the case Superman ever went rogue again. Doomsday became increasingly difficult to control so Amanda Waller arranged for Doomsday to be imprisoned in a rocket and blasted off into space.
Doomsday was recovered by Cadmus and it slowly recuperated with its advanced healing powers. It was prematurely freed by the embittered Dr. Milo. It turned on and killed Milo, then fled the Cadmus compound via a rocket ship and went to the volcanic island of San Baquero to kill Superman. However, Superman managed to trap Doomsday in molten lava. After an inquiry, it was revealed that Doomsday's brain was modified to be unreadable by telepaths. When it became apparent that it would not reveal anything or change its murderous nature, Superman decided to banish it to the Phantom Zone. His last words were "You'll wish you killed me".
A second Doomsday, whose origins were unknown, would later attack the Justice League, severely injuring several members, most notably Nightman, until Superman would finally stop the rampage, at the cost of his own life.
Darkseid and his minions
Darkseid was the absolute ruler of Apokolips, would-be conqueror of the galaxy and the greatest enemy of Superman. He psychically fed on the despair and misery of others. Darkseid has conquered and subjugated an unspecified number of planets within, and possibly outside, the galaxy.
He soon took notice of the planet Earth, not only for its vast natural resources and vulnerable population, but also because a potential rival had appeared amongst the otherwise "unworthy" masses: Superman. In an effort to gague Superman's power (as well as prepare Earth for his coming) Darkseid aided Intergang by supplying powerful weapons of his world to the greedy human criminals.
Darkseid ordered his servant Desaad to destroy Superman, but his device failed. After his son Kalibak disobeyed orders by battling Superman, Darkseid made his presence known to the Man of Steel, injuring Superman with his Omega Beams before disappearing into a boom tube.
Darkseid would later launch a full attack on Earth, beginning with the massive destruction of a nuclear facility in an effort to recreate the fire pits of Apokolips. Superman was again effortlessly defeated in personal combat and bound to the head of Darkseid's war machine. The invasion would have succeeded if not for the timely intervention of Highfather and the armies of New Genesis. With Highfather declaring that Earth was off-limits, Darkseid grudgingly retreated, but not before murdering Dan Turpin in front of a stunned Superman.
Darkseid would orchestrate several attacks against Superman, though keeping his word by avoiding a direct invasion of Earth. He dispatched Granny Goodness to build a device that would pull a comet to Earth, but was thwarted by Supergirl. His most crushing blow to Superman finally came when he brainwashed the hero into leading an invasion of Earth. Though Superman fought against the conditioning and eventually managed to break free of it, Darkseid had at least partially achieved a victory by shattering the public's trust of Superman.
Unfortunately for Darkseid, he had finally pushed Superman too far. The Man of Steel invaded Apokolips, swatting aside the forces between him and Darkseid's palace, finally clashing directly with the Dread Lord of Apokolips. Darkseid gained the upper hand, and was about to finish Superman with his Omega Beams when Superman clamped his hands over the overlord's eyes. The backlash of energy exploded against Darkseid's skull, wounding him grievously and knocking him unconscious. Superman threw Darkseid's prone form at the feet of his subjects and declared them free. However, the Lowlies respectfully carried their lord from the battlefield before an astonished Superman, and Darkseid reminded the hero, "I am many things, Kal-El... but here, I am God."
In the quest for the Anti-Life Equation, Darkseid invaded a sector protected by New Genesis, thus violating the rivaling planets' ancient peace treaty. Orion's fleet was waiting for Apokolips's invasion force, and shattered Darkseid's armada. Upon this, Highfather gave Darkseid an ultimatum assuring that the next breech of their treaty would result in his annihilation. While Apokolips's was rebuilding his military forces, the villainous Kryptonian supercomputer Brainiac arrived with the intent of assimilating the planet. Darkseid approached Brainiac (off-screen) and offered him to hand over Superman, and in return, Brainiac would spare Apokolips. So, Darkseid went to the Justice League and asked for their help to battle Brainiac, which Superman reluctantly conceded. In Apokolips, Darkseid and Superman fought together until Brainiac's forces retreated. Darkseid told the League to follow and finish him off, and so they did.
Afterwards, Darkseid boom tubed inside Brainiac's headquarters in the nick of time to vanquish the League, thus delivering his end of the bargain: Superman. When Brainiac started extracting living DNA from Superman, Darkseid implanted a device that overrode Brainiac's control circuits, turning him into his puppet. Darkseid intended to use Brainiac's program to collect the Anti-Life Equation and reorder the universe at his will. At that point, Orion, Batman, and Wonder Woman showed up to thwart him. Orion and Darkseid exchanged a couple of punches, but Darkseid was victorious. When Darkseid attempted to leave the asteroid, however, he was intercepted by Superman, who was determined to hold him inside until its destruction. Darkseid fought with everything he had, but was finally stranded within the exploding headquarters, and died in the blast. Despite the circumstances, Darkseid rejoiced and scorned Superman in his last breath.
Darkseid returned thanks to Lex Luthor, who had been trying to resurrect Brainiac instead. Darkseid, now enhanced by Brainiac's power as well, showed his gratitude to Luthor by unleashing the Omega Beams upon Luthor's spacecraft, destroying it. He then returned to Apokolips, halting a power struggle between Granny Goodness and Virman Vundabar in his absence. Seething with hatred for Superman, Darkseid declared war on Earth, implying that his treaty with Highfather would no longer apply as he was heading there afterwards. Superman unleashing his full power against Darkseid.
He launched simultaneous attacks across the globe, and set up magma-tappers to ignite Earth's core and generate fire pits, thus creating Apokolips on Earth. Darkseid found himself opposed not only by Earth's military and the Justice League, but by the surviving members of Luthor's Legion of Doom who had escaped death at Darkseid's hands only days earlier. With his flagship hovering above the Daily Planet, Darkseid was assaulted the unlikely trio of Superman, Batman, and Lex Luthor. Upon this, the Lord of Apokolips vowed to kill the Man of Steel, but not before making him and everyone he loved suffer dearly. The two engaged in battle, demolishing the Daily Planet along the way. Darkseid and Luthor are swept up in the equation's cosmic power.
Darkseid was repeatedly hindered by Batman, who was then targeted by his Omega Beam. Darkseid was impressed to see how Batman adroitly dodged it. Then, Superman thrashed Darkseid across the city with his full might, but the tyrant managed to gain the upper hand by using a hidden pain amplification weapon ¨D the Agony Matrix. Darkseid gloated upon Superman's pain, but was impressed by his endurance and proclaimed how he was going to carve out his heart with a Kryptonite blade as a token of mercy. And he would have succeeded, if not for Lex Luthor stepping in on time to bestow Darkseid with his greatest desire ¨D the Anti-Life Equation. Superman was forgotten behind, as Darkseid was mesmerized and overwhelmed by the Equation's dazzling beauty. He took it on and vanished into thin air with Luthor. The Justice League suspects that both of them survived, and will be back in the future.
Probably Darkseid's most obsequious follower, Desaad made a pretense of loyalty, but often engaged in private schemes to satisfy his own taste for destruction and inflicting pain.
Kalibak was the son of Darkseid. He often sought the approval of his father, but his rather slow nature earned him constant disapproval. During the Apokolips Civil War, Kalibak was imprisoned on Earth
Virman Vundabar was one of Darkseid's highest-ranking lieutenants.
Following Darkseid's presumed death, Vundabar attempted to seize control of Apokolips, but was battled to a standstill by Darkseid loyalist Granny Goodness. To shore up his position, Vundabar kidnapped Darkseid's son Kalibak, trying to brainwash him into being his puppet. However, Granny blackmailed Mister Miracle and Big Barda (with help from the Flash) into rescuing Kalibak from the X Pit. Unable to stop them, Vundabar decided to destroy the pit and kill them all, but they escaped while Vundabar fled.
Mantis was a soldier from Apokolips.
Mantis arrived on Earth during Apokolips' civil war. Thinking Earth would be an easy victory, he attempted to conquer Metropolis. Superman and Captain Atom arrived to stop him. In the battle, Superman activated Mantis' Mother Box and Captain Atom blasted him into the Boom Tube. Superman destroyed his Mother Box, leaving Mantis with no means to return.
Kanto was an inhabitant of Apokolips.
When Darkseid first set his sights on Earth, he sent Kanto to supply Bruno Mannheim with Apokoliptian technology. Kanto taught Mannheim and his men how to use the weapons, which they used to commit a series of petty crimes. The alliance between Kanto and Mannheim was uncovered by Dan Turpin, who put an end to it with Superman's help. Disappointed with Mannheim's failure to kill Superman, Kanto left Earth and returned to Apokolips. Mannheim desperately followed Kanto to Apokolips, where he became Darkseid's slave.
Steppenwolf & The Dog Cavalry
Steppenwolf was a general of Apokolips's military.
Steppenwolf served as commander of his nephew Darkseid's Parademons for many years. During Apokolips's first invasion of Earth, Steppenwolf spear-headed the invasion force, and was also given the particular task of capturing Superman.
The Dog Cavalry was one of Darkseid's top military units.
Granny Goodness & the Female Furies
Granny Goodness was an inhabitant of Apokolips and the commander of the Female Furies. Though she had the mannerisms of a kindly old lady, she was in fact a cruel tormentor and one of Darkseid's most loyal lieutenants.
Granny ran an orphanage on Apokolips, which she used to recruit the Female Furies. These included Lashina, Stompa, Mad Harriet, Bernadeth, and Big Barda, among many others.
The Female Furies were a group of female New Gods trained by Granny Goodness in her orphanage to serve Darkseid.
The Furies were powerful women with varying abilities. During their battle with Supergirl, Granny commented on how she would make an excellent addition to the Furies, suggesting that not all of them were born and raised on Apokolips.
A.M.A.Z.O., better known simply as The Android, was a nanotech creation of the late Professor Ivo. Amazo's nanotechnology enabled him to copy any trait and characteristic possessed by others, merely by looking at them.
Amazo was found by Lex Luthor, when looking for Professor Ivo to repair his battlesuit. As soon as Luthor realized that the android was capable of duplicating the Justice League's powers, he took advantage of the android's naivet¨¦ and tried to pit him against the heroes.
Amazo went on a rampage to attract the League's attention. Having already assimilated Hawkgirl's mace and flight ability, Amazo replicated Wonder Woman's powers, John Stewart's Power Ring, and Flash's super-speed. With all their powers combined, Amazo soon overpowered the Leaguers. When Superman showed up to try to stop him, he succeeded in emulating the Man of Steel's powers, despite Superman's best efforts to prevent it.
However, when Amazo duplicated someone's power, he also took in theirs weaknesses, i.e., Superman's vulnerability to Kryptonite, which Batman exploited. As the android assimilated other's traits into himself, he also started to develop character, and began to question Luthor's intentions. Despite his skepticism, Amazo again was persuaded into try and kill the League.
This time he "adapted" and overcame his weakness to Kryptonite. When he was about to succeed in killing the Leaguers, J'onn J'onzz stepped in and allowed himself to be copied. Amazo acquired the Martian's mind reading ability and used it to read Luthor's thoughts, and therefore found out that he was being used. At this point, Luthor used the kill switch to detonate the bomb at the base of the android's brain. However, having duplicated J'onn's powers, Amazo could now regenerate himself. The disgruntled android turned against Luthor, tore his battlesuit apart, and only ceased to kill him when the terrified Luthor pleaded for mercy. Upon realizing that he had nothing left to learn from Earth, Amazo gazed upon the cosmos and evolved into a gold version of himself, and departed to explore the Universe.
Some time later, Amazo embarked on his return to Earth, and on his way, he transported Oa to another dimension. The League assumed he had vaporized the planet, so they set up three defense layers to protect Earth. However, Amazo was now nearly omnipotent and he beat them all without effort. He set off after Lex Luthor, determined to kill him. Amazo at this point was no longer nanotechnological, and therefore Luthor's defenses were useless against him. Amazo, above everything else, was confused about his own existence. He was made to evolve; however he didn't know what he was evolving into, or what his purpose was.
Luthor convinced him that the reason to keep on living is to see where it all leads to, and that each person must make its own purpose. Upon this, Amazo relinquished his vendetta against Luthor, and, after restoring Oa back to its place, departed with Dr. Fate, who proposed to help him in his search for meaning.
Amazo stayed with Dr. Fate until Solomon Grundy was resurrected as a mindless berserker. The android tried to stop him by teleporting him into the sun, but the zombie ¨D filled with chaos magic ¨D absorbed and repelled Amazo's cosmic blast. So as to prevent Grundy from becoming stronger, Amazo teleported himself several light-years away until he could figure out how to solve the problem at hand. Amazo has not been seen since. During the Cadmus Crisis, Luthor creates "a second Amazo with his (Luthor's) likeness" with the intent to transfer his brain into the second Amazo, but it was destroyed by Amanda Waller.
Solomon Grundy was a zombie created when a criminal was killed in a swamp outside Gotham City.
Decades ago in the 1920's, Cyrus Gold was an infamous gangster operating in Gotham City. After a successful bullion robbery, Gold was betrayed by his co-conspirators. They cursed his body with a powerful gris-gris and dumped the body in a swamp with its own mystical properties. Over time, the magic mixed, and Cyrus, who was resurrected as a soul-less zombie, rose from the swamp, always seeking wealth but never knowing why. Cyrus was named Solomon Grundy after the nursery rhyme, because all that he could remember of his life was that he was "born on Monday." Grundy's super strength could match that of even Superman or J'onn J'onzz.
However, when Icthultu invaded Earth, Grundy fought along the side of Aquaman, Dr. Fate, Inza and members of the Justice League. He succeeded, but was ultimately killed in his search for a soul.
Grundy's grave was indirectly disturbed when three youths attempted to conjure a demon for power. The spell was disrupted and the chaos magic was released and accumulated into Grundy, effectively re-animating him. However, little of Grundy's original personality was left. Instead, it was filled with innate rage and rampaged. It was opposed by Vixen, John Stewart, Superman, Aquaman, Dr. Fate, AMAZO and Shayera Hol. However, given the nature of the chaos magic, Grundy neutralized Dr. Fate and AMAZO's powers. The only way to stop it was Shayera Hol's energy mace. The mace, itself, was constructed with Nth metal, the properties of which repelled magic. Ultimately, Shayera Hol put Grundy to rest for the second, and hopefully last time.
Aresia was a rogue, misandric Amazon who was determined to purge every male from the planet.
When she was a young girl, Arisia's country was ravaged by war. In order to escape the choas the girl and her mother fled aboard a cargo ship. During the ship's journey pirates attacked the vessel. In the middle of the ship's journey, bandits raided the ship for all the goods and supplies that were aboard before opening fire on the ship and destroying it. Aresia was the only other person who survived the attack apart from the ship's captain. She was barely conscious, clutched onto a shard of the wooden ship. The ship's captain took Aresia and swam her to safety; having landed on the shores of Themyscira where he collapsed and died on the beach. This valiant effort came at the cost of his own life; he suffered a fatal heart attack as a result of the strain put on his heart.
Hippolyta found Aresia and the captain on the beach. She buried the noble captain, the only man ever buried on Themyscira, but kept his existence a secret because she did not think the captain was important enough to mention. After these events, Aresia was adopted by the Amazon Queen who raised her to adulthood. Whether or not she was considered an Amazon princess like Diana is not known. While on the island, she was magically endowed with Amazon strength. She was also she was taught and trained in Amazon fighting techniques and philosophies; she especially took to the idea of men not being necessary. As part of Aresia's final training and tests to truly become an Amazon was to live by herself in complete solitude; presumably to reflect upon whether or not she truly wanted to become an Amazon and truly renounce any ties to the outside world. During that time, no Amazon was allowed come check up on or talk with her. While in the tower, Aresia took this time to read books she had somehow acquired from the outside world about biology, chemistry and magic, which she planned to use how to make a disease that affected only the males of the world. She left the tower and traveled to the outside world is unknown.
She took up the members of the then-defunct Injustice Gang, sans the lunatic Joker and the traitorous Ultra-Humanite and Cheetah, while recruiting a new female member, Tsukuri. The villains break into a museum when Batman interfered and defeated all the villains, leaving Aresia to fight Batman herself. She managed to defeat him and escape with the villains. Next, she defeated Superman easily and infected all the other male Leagues with the virus. She put her plans in motion, creating the disease and testing it by infecting all the men in Gotham, leaving only the female fire-fighters, police officers, paramedics, and whatever job was required of them to take over. The first guinea pigs of the experiment were Injustice Gang members Shade, Copperhead and Solomon Grundy, though they survive to join other anti-Justice League organizations.
Right before setting her master plan to action, the unaffected Wonder Woman and Hawkgirl come with Hippolyta to confront Aresia, Star Sapphire and Tsukuri. Hippolyta tells of the captain's brave deeds and how Aresia would not have been alive if not for a man. Nevertheless, Aresia chalks it up for the fact that he was different and proceeds with her master plan.
During a pitched battle aboard a jet that is the key to the entire operation (gassing the whole world with the anti-male toxin using missiles), Star Sapphire is flung into the ocean. Shortly before the plane is about to crash into the ocean, Tsukuri jettisons the ship and escapes using a jet pack. Aresia dies with her twisted schemes when the plane drowns in the vast ocean.
David Clinton had been mocked by his time traveling theories, his peers spurned him for his claims of discovering time travel, lost both his tenure and reputation. However, Clinton came through as he developed time traveling technology and incorporated it into a 'Chronosuit'. He used the device to collect rare relics from the past. However, he initially only took stuff that wouldn't be missed, lest he change the timestream. After having enough from his verbally abusive wife, Enid, Clinton went nearly 50 years into the past and attempted to steal Batman's utility belt from the Justice League's Watchtower, but he was thwarted by John Stewart, Wonder Woman, and Batman. He jumped into a time vortex, but the League members chased him.
Clinton arrived in the Old West (1879), where he was jumped by a group of men working for the local crime lord, Tobias Manning. They stole his time traveling device, which Manning used to steal advanced weaponry from the future, and then take over the town of Elkhorn. Clinton was kept behind bars for nearly six months ¨D until the League finally caught up with him ¨D to teach Manning how to use the technology he couldn't understand. When the Leaguers, Bat Lash, El Diablo, Jonah Hex, and Ohiyesa Smith defeated Manning and his outlaws, Clinton managed to retrieve his belt and fled in a time portal, followed by Stewart, Wonder Woman, and Batman again.
Clinton's newfound power drove him insane, and he became a megalomaniacal sociopath. He now traveled back to his own time and asserted himself as "Lord Chronos", the undisputed master of space and time. He no longer cared about time paradoxes, and started collecting all sorts of relics from the past while poaching for advanced technology from the far distant future. He took over Gotham and used the city as a big storage space to collect his memorabilia. He also made himself king, escorted by a very much tamed Enid, now scared of Chronos's temper and mood swings, as well as put his mother in-law in an undisclosed "thing". He endowed the Jokerz Bonk, Chucko, Woof, Ghoul and Dee Dee with special enhancements and enlisted the clowns as "security". He also had a new, upgraded Chronos-suit.
Having knowledge of the future and the past, he sent his Jokerz to intercept Batman, Stewart, and Wonder Woman, who had come after him through the time vortex. However, the Jokerz failed because the JLU had been tipped off, and Batman, Static, and Warhawk aided the Leaguers in their escape. Chronos ruthlessly disposed of the traitor ¨D Chucko ¨D by leaving him in the past, seconds before the dinosaurs were made extinct by a meteorite. Due to Chronos's tampering with the past, the timeline started to unravel, so the League and the JLU tracked him down to reprogram his belt and restore time. Chronos fled to the Beginning of Time, to reset it and make himself a god. However, he was promptly intercepted by John Stewart and Batman, who reprogrammed the time-belt. This reversed Chronos's doings, trapping him in a time loop, right before everything started: his wife underminding him.
Darkstar was a mercenary for hire from an unknown planet light years away from Earth. He was contracted to steal an experimental power source from a planet. It was to be the same power source that was sent to Earth, and Starbrand gained. Unfortunately, the people that made the power source already completed a stronger version, which Darkstar stole. His greed for power made him ignore his contract, and he decided to head for Earth, chasing after the experimental powers, as he heard that if he absorbed the powers, he would be even stronger.
Darkstar arrived on Earth and found Starbrand. At first, he tried to be friendly with Starbrand, telling him about where their powers come from. He told him that their powers were both created on a planet light years away. Darkstar also told him that his powers were experimental, and that his own powers were the complete product. Then Darkstar told Starbrand that if one of them destroys the other, they will absorb their powers. He then suddenly attacked Starbrand, using a power that Starbrand hasn't used yet; energy blasts from his hands. Starbrand then surmised that if their powers are basically the same, then he can do that too. The two fought with their powers, but it ended in a stalemate. Darkstar decided to leave and try another tactic, while Starbrand went to rest.
Soon after, Darkstar started to secretly work with the Alliance; a compilation of characters from various parts of Earth (most of them evil), that was fighting the PRWF. Starbrand heard of him doing that, and went to help the PRWF fight the Alliance, just as Darkstar fully took the Alliance over as their leader. Eventually, however, the PRWF won against the Alliance, and Darkstar left to start another plan.
It would be a few years until Darkstar showed himself again, this time attacking the Justice League with a compilation of villians that the League fought. Because he was the enemy, Batman and Superman went to Starbrand for help. During this battle, Starbrand was able to finally defeat Darkstar, and absorb his powers.
In the aftermath of Superman's death, Luthor released two clones of his hated enemy. The second one was The Eradicator, made from Superman's DNA, combined with Brainiac's. He claimed he was the last pure Kryptonian, and had come to eradicate humanity. Of all the members of the League, only Supergirl would be spared, so the two of them could start a new Kryptonian race. The League tried to stop him, including the newly powerful KnightStar, but the Eradicator proved to be too strong. Only when Superman returned, his body fully healed, did victory arrive. Seeing a Kryptonian battle suit that Superman used to journey from the Fortress of Solitude, Brainiac's DNA left the Eradicator, hoping to use this Kryptoian technology to achieve it's goals. Superman removed the power source, leaving Brainiac's DNA immobile, and the Eradicator was now much weaker, and easily defeated.
General Wade Eiling
Wade Eiling was a US general who was a central figure in the Cadmus organization.
General Eiling was in charge of the US military response to the Dark Heart invasion. When the Justice League response to the threat included firing the Watchtower's binary fusion weapon, Eiling was unnerved by the fact that the league had a weapon of mass destruction in orbit, pointing down at the Earth. After the crisis had abated, Eiling took control of the remains of the Dark Heart technology for Cadmus.
When Doomsday escaped containment in a Cadmus facility and proceeded to attempt to kill Superman, Amanda Waller ordered Eiling to stop him. The general's solution was to fire a missile with a nuclear Kryptonite warhead, despite the fact that Superman and the Justice League were engaged in a rescue operation evacuating civilians from an erupting volcanic island. Shrugging off Waller's objections at the murderous overkill, Eiling saw this as an opportunity to destroy a notorious narcotics production point, Superman and Doomsday in one shot. Fortunately, Batman intercepted the missile while the Justice League defeated Doomsday on their own and exiled him into the Phantom Zone.
Seeking a way to co-opt the League, Eiling had Captain Atom's Air Force commission reactivated and assigned him to Cadmus. Though Atom protested that he was part of the League now, Eiling appealed to his sense of duty and oath of service. Eiling gambled well, and Captain Atom even attacked Superman when he and Huntress broke into Cadmus to rescue the Question. After the Watchtower's binary fusion cannon was fired on the abandoned Cadmus headquarters, Eiling prompted Waller to send Galatea and the Ultimen clones to attack the Justice League. Eiling was watching the battle in Cadmus' new facility when Batman broke in, punching the general out.
After Lex Luthor's involvement in and intentions for the organization came to light, Cadmus changed its operational focus and Eiling was reassigned to administrative duty. Eiling, now even more irrational with paranoia and hate, blamed Superman, the Justice League, and metahumans in general for the state of the world. One year later, in order to show the world that the League wasn't the only superpower on Earth by besting Superman, Eiling stole and used a classified Nazi body enhancement chemical captured by Spy Smasher in World War II. However, after being stymied by seven human Justice Leaguers and the protests of the public, Eiling decided to go into hiding while promising to resurface if the public needed him. His fate is unknown.
Grodd was a scientist in Gorilla City. He developed a helmet that allowed him to control the minds of others. The Gorilla City security force stopped him from using it in the city, but he escaped capture and eventually wound up in Central City, where he ran afoul of the Flash and Green Lantern. Grodd was seemingly rendered harmless after Flash "crossed a few wires" in his mind control helmet and tricked him into using it. This fried his brain and everyone assumed that he was braindead. But Grodd not only recovered from this, but no longer needed the helmet to control minds.
At some point, Grodd met a female gorilla named Giganta, whom he transformed into a human, who could grow to many times her normal size. It's unknown if she always had this ability or if it was as a result of Grodd's work.
Grodd and Giganta would later recruit Shade, Parasite, Sinestro, Killer Frost, and Clayface into the Secret Society, a group to oppose the Justice League. He starts playing mind games with them, leaving their integrity as a team fragile to capture. With the Justice League incapacitated, Grodd brought his Society to a stadium in Gotham to announce to the world about a new order. Both sides faced off but the society was defeated in the end.
Grodd then put together a second Secret Society, organizing nearly every supervillain on Earth into one group. He helped Lex Luthor escaped, promising the last piece of Brainiac in exchange for his services. He also freed Tala from the mirror Felix Faust tricked her into and she began obeying him. After various artifacts and devices were recovered, Grodd had his Society invade Gorilla City, taking control of its shield generator to expand it, turning all of Humanity into apes. But the Justice League destroyed it. Luthor, who was unimpressed, shot Grodd and took over. Later, Grodd escaped and led a failed mutiny which led to him being blown out of an airlock in deep space. Grodd swore to Luthor he would somehow get revenge, however, being blown into deep space, he is most assuredly dead.
Sinestro was a former member of the Green Lantern Corps and later he became their greatest enemy.
Deemed unfit to wield the power of the Green Lantern's ring by the Guardians of the Universe, Sinestro was brought down by his fellow Green Lanterns, including John Stewart, and stripped of his power ring. Swearing a blood oath of revenge and vowing to destroy the Green Lantern Corps, Sinestro began hunting Green Lanterns and collecting their rings. After dispatching Abin Sur, Sinestro was defeated by Abin Sur's successor Kyle Rayner and Superman.
Later recruited into Grodd's Secret Society in a plot to destroy the Justice League, Sinestro was defeated once more.
After that, Sinestro attempted his most ambitious revenge scheme, when he impersonated John Stewart to discredit him as a criminal. A weakened Stewart was nearly imprisoned as a result and was only able to defeat Sinestro and clear his name with Static's assistance.
Sinestro later joined the Legion of Doom, notably taking part in a train robbery with Doctor Polaris, Tala, and Lex Luthor.
When the Society split between loyalty to Grodd, the original leader, and Luthor, his usurper, Sinestro sided with Luthor. Surviving the battle between both sides, Sinestro saved the lives of his allies by shielding them when a newly resurrected Darkseid destroyed the Society's ship. Putting aside his feud with Green Lantern and the Justice League, Sinestro helped fight back Darkseid's forces, taking on Parademons in Tokyo. In the aftermath, Sinestro and the other surviving members of the Society were given a five minute head-start to run for their defense of the Earth.
Ultra-Humanite was an albino gorilla whose intelligence is far superior to many men. Unfortunately, his true talents were not put to use when he served as a member of the Injustice Gang.
Unique among the supervillains, Humanite was a true lover of the arts, such as opera. That passion was so strong that Batman took advantage of it to persuade him to turn on Lex Luthor and his Injustice Gang. As a result, Humanite turned himself in so he could savor in prison the cultural programming made possible by a massive donation Batman promised to give in his name.
Ultra-Humanite showed his more "human" side some time later. He originally wanted to destroy a massive museum collection of statues of modern art, which he saw as garbage, but took time from villainy to spend Christmas with Flash and some orphans with a toy he refitted to tell the story of The Nutcracker.
Doctor Destiny is the alter ego of John Dee, a low life convict who acquired the ability of ESP.
John Dee was a low-level LexCorp employee who was found guarding smuggled weapons in a company's warehouse, after a sweep by the Justice League. He was arrested and sent to Stryker's Island. There, he volunteered as a test subject for an experimental ESP machine dubbed the Materioptikon.
Though he was outwardly a model prisoner, on good terms with the warden and guards, Dee harbored an inferiority complex and developed a strong desire to become powerful enough to defeat the Justice League and win the admiration of every super-villain. When his parole was denied and his wife Penny announced she had found someone else, Dee was pushed over the edge. During a prison mutiny, Dee sneaked into the doctor's lab and exposed himself to the full power of the ESP machine. At first, it drove him into a catatonic state, but when he woke up, it gave him full extra-sensory power. Then, he escaped prison and went after Penny. He got inside her dreams and dubbed himself Doctor Destiny, right before mentally torturing her into insanity (which ended up killing her).
Then, Dr. Destiny pierced the dreams of Flash, Superman, John Stewart and Hawkgirl. He trapped each once of them in their dreams, playing out their deepest fears. J'onn J'onzz telepathically rescued his teammates one by one (except for Hawkgirl), and together they sparred Doctor Destiny in their dreamscapes. Meanwhile, John Dee was tracked down by Batman in the same LexCorp warehouse where he had been caught before. When he found himself unable to overpower Batman's mind, Dee attempted to inject him with a sedative. Instead, he accidentally injected himself with an overdose and was trapped in his own dreams.
Dr. Destiny later seemingly recovered from his spar with the League, as he became a member of the Legion of Doom. He sided with Lex Luthor's faction when the Legion split, and survived the fight, but he was killed in the blast when Darkseid blew up the ship.
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Gorilla Grodd formed the Secret Society with Giganta (who was fiercely loyal to Grodd), Shade (who was offered the chance by Grodd to be a master criminal), Sinestro (who has sworn blood oath against all Green Lanterns), Killer Frost (who is there simply to kill), and Parasite (who wanted revenge against Superman). In its formation, Grodd took pains to encourage a more cohesive organization in order to avoid the infighting of Lex Luthor's Injustice Gang. His first plan was to rescue Clayface from Morgan Edge's mansion where Killer Frost froze Morgan. Grodd tells Clayface that he'll help him find a way to return Clayface to his true identity of Matt Hagen and still retain his powers after they defeat the Justice League. The Secret Society defeated the League the first time, thanks to Grodd as he secretly utilizes his new mental powers. Later it's revealed that Grodd has watched the League via secret cameras for weeks, and manipulated their feelings until the Leaguers start lashing out at each other and end up walking away from the team after the first Battle.
Having separated them, The Society successfully captures each Leaguer and invades a football halftime show to do away with the heroes publicly. This is foiled by J'onn J'onzz, who has tricked the villains by pretending to be Clayface and frees his teammates. The Society battles the League one last time, but fail to beat them and are subsequently defeated.
Grodd (leader, deceased)
After the Secret Society was dismantled, it was later expanded in the same fashion the superhero organization did and became a protection racket set up to counteract the influence of the Justice League.
Members of the Legion clashed with the League several times, leaving the League in the dark as to the organization's existence for quite a while. Behind the scenes, Gorilla Grodd orchestrated the Legion's actions until Lex Luthor seized control from him. Given Grodd had just attempted to turn all humanity into apes, included the Legionnaires themselves, there were no spoken objections at the coup. Luthor's obsession with resurrecting Brainiac, however, hurt his leadership abilities, and when he took the Legion's headquarters into space in a final bid to accomplish his goal, many of the rogues mutinied against him, led by Gorilla Grodd.
After a battle that raged throughout the structure, Luthor sent Grodd into the vacuum of space, and the rebellion was crushed. With the surviving mutineers (Blockbuster, Copperhead, Fastball, Goldface, Hellgrammite, Key, Parasite, Rampage, Shade, and Weather Wizard) gathered before him, Luthor asked why he should spare any of them. He received his answer when Killer Frost suddenly froze everybody else, earning herself a pardon. Soon after, though, Luthor resurrected not Brainiac but Darkseid (killing Tala in the process), and one of his first acts was to destroy the Hall with everybody inside.
The attack was not as successful as he thought - Sinestro managed to protect his allies with his power ring, although those already frozen by Killer Frost were destroyed. The fate of some of the Luthor supporters not shielded by Sinestro remained uncertain (such as Doctor Destiny, Major Disaster, or KGBeast (who had switched allegiance back to Luthor). The remaining members of the Legion made it to Earth in time to warn the League of Darkseid's coming invasion. Together, they fought off Darkseid's hordes. Luthor himself confronted Darkseid with the Anti-Life Equation, leaving both of their fates uncertain.
In the battle's aftermath, what was left of the Legion was awarded a "five-minute head start" by Batman. They were last seen fleeing from the League.
Angle Man (deceased)
The Blue Lama
Devil Ray (deceased)
Dr. Cyber (deceased)
Dr. Polaris (presumed deceased)
The Electrocutioner (deceased)
Grodd (original leader, possibly deceased)
The Key (deceased)
Lady Lunar (deceased)
Lex Luthor (second leader, possibly deceased)
Major Disaster (deceased)
Metallo (presumed deceased)
The Monocle (deceased)
The Shade (deceased)
Silver Banshee (deceased)
The Tattooed Man
Weather Wizard (deceased)
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