List of Justice League episodes

Justice League and Justice League Unlimited are American animated series about a team of superheroes which ran from 2001 to 2006 on Cartoon Network. It is based on the Justice League and associated comic book characters published by DC Comics.

After the second season, the show is renamed Justice League Unlimited, has a vastly expanded cast of characters, and changes from two-part episodes to single-episode stand-alone stories that often intertwine to form long story arcs. Combined, there are a total of 91 episodes, along with two crossover episodes of Static Shock in which the League appears.

The show is the last in a series of animated features that together constitute what is known as the DC animated universe.

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Promotional image of the Justice League by Bruce Timm

Series overview

Justice League
Season Episodes Originally aired
First aired Last aired
1 26 November 17, 2001 November 9, 2002
2 26 July 5, 2003 May 29, 2004
Justice League Unlimited
Season Episodes Originally aired
First aired Last aired
1 13 July 31, 2004 January 29, 2005
2 13 February 5, 2005 July 23, 2005
3 13 September 17, 2005 May 13, 2006

Justice League episodes

Season one (2001–2002)

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"Secret Origins"Dan Riba
Butch Lukic
Dan Riba
Rich FogelNovember 17, 2001
As alien invaders who were accidentally awakened on Mars begin to take over the Earth, Superman and Batman rescue J'onn J'onzz who telepathically summons Wonder Woman, Hawkgirl, The Flash, and Green Lantern to help stop the invasion. Superman gathers everyone at the newly built Watchtower funded by Batman and asks to be part of a team, which he dubs the Justice League.
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"In Blackest Night"Butch LukicStan BerkowitzNovember 19, 2001
November 26, 2001
Green Lantern surrenders himself to robotic Manhunters to stand trial for the destruction of a planet. While Flash acts as John's attorney, the rest of the League discovers that Kanjar Ro actually helped the Manhunters frame John.
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"The Enemy Below"Dan RibaKevin HoppsDecember 3, 2001
December 10, 2001
A nuclear submarine is attacked in the Atlantic, forcing the League to come face-to-face with Aquaman and his Atlantean army. Aquaman takes Superman up on his advice to go to Metropolis and take his problems up with the various governments of the world. When a mercenary Deadshot attacks Aquaman, the League steps in. Aquaman discovers that Lord Orm, his own brother, was behind the attack. Orm takes Aquaman and his infant son and places them on a cliff over a vein of molten lava, leaving them to die. In order to save his son, Aquaman must make the terrible sacrifice of severing his own hand.
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"Injustice for All"Butch LukicStan BerkowitzSeptember 6, 2002
September 13, 2002
Exposed as a criminal, sentenced to prison, and terminally ill due to long-term Kryptonite exposure, Lex Luthor escapes and assembles a supervillain team consisting of Cheetah, Star Sapphire, The Shade, Copperhead, Ultra-Humanite, and Solomon Grundy to take on the Justice League, calling themselves the Injustice Gang. The Joker also becomes part of the team, but on his own invitation. However, even with their combined power, this gang proves no match for Batman's wiles.
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"Paradise Lost"Dan RibaJoseph KuhrJanuary 21, 2002
January 28, 2002
Sorcerer Felix Faust threatens to keep Wonder Woman's home population transformed into stone if she does not gather artifacts for him. He uses the artifacts to release Hades from Tartarus. The League succeeds in banishing Hades and his minions, but the victory is bittersweet as Diana is exiled from Themyscira for allowing the men of the Justice League to help.
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"War World"Butch LukicStan BerkowitzFebruary 24, 2002
March 3, 2002
Superman and Martian Manhunter are abducted by extraterrestrial slave traders and sold to the planet War World, whose despotic ruler Mongul pits aliens in mortal combat in an enormous colosseum. Green Lantern and Hawkgirl set out to rescue them.
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"The Brave and the Bold"Dan RibaStory by : Rich Fogel and Paul Dini
Teleplay by : Dwayne McDuffie
March 10, 2002
March 17, 2002
The Flash and Green Lantern uncover a plot by Gorilla Grodd to destroy Gorilla City, a hidden city of hyperintelligent talking gorillas in Africa. Grodd has a device that allows him to control the minds of others, and uses stolen gorilla technology to steal all of Central City and put its inhabitants under his control. Locked inside the force field-shielded city, Flash and Green Lantern work together with Solovar, Gorilla City's chief of security, to destroy the enemy from within before Grodd carries out his revenge on Gorilla City.
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"Fury"Butch LukicStory by : Stan Berkowitz
Teleplay by : Dwayne McDuffie
April 7, 2002
April 14, 2002
A rogue Amazonian named Aresia, who born in the mortal world and raised on Themyscira, gathers several supervillains - Star Sapphire, Shade, Copperhead, Solomon Grundy, and Tsukuri - and sets out to kill the world's male population, who she holds responsible for the death of her family members in a war.
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"Legends"Dan RibaAndrew KreisbergApril 21, 2002
April 28, 2002

The Justice League is accidentally transported to a parallel world and find the Justice Guild of America, comic book characters in the Justice League's world. While battling supervillains in this other dimension, they discover that the world is just an elaborate illusion.

Note: The episode is dedicated to Gardner Fox, a Golden Age writer who co-created both the Justice Society of America and the Justice League of America, upon whom the Guild are based.[1] Originally, the showrunners wanted to use the JSA, but DC Comics publisher Paul Levitz felt that the story was disrespectful, so they altered the names and designs of the team. There was however, a teaser for the episode with the JSA.
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"A Knight of Shadows"Butch LukicKeith DamronSeptember 20, 2002
September 27, 2002
Jason Blood and his alter-ego Etrigan the Demon seek the assistance of the Justice League in preventing the Philosopher's stone from falling into the hands of his ancient enemy, the sorceress Morgaine le Fey.
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"Metamorphosis"Dan RibaLen Uhley
Story by : Len Uhley
Teleplay by : Dwayne McDuffie
October 4, 2002
October 11, 2002
Green Lantern's old friend Rex Mason, now working for a shady industrialist, suffers an "accident" arranged by his jealous employer and is transformed into the superhero Metamorpho.
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"The Savage Time"Butch Lukic
Dan Riba
Butch Lukic
Stan BerkowitzNovember 9, 2002
The Justice League returns from a mission in space to find the world transformed; a result of villain Vandal Savage feeding information to his past self in the 1940s, allowing him to help take over the world during World War II. The League travels back in time themselves to stop him, and fight Nazis alongside WWII-era heroes Easy Company, the Blackhawks, and Steve Trevor.

Season two (2003–2004)

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"Twilight"Dan Riba
Butch Lukic
Rich Fogel and Bruce TimmJuly 5, 2003
The League is tricked into defending Apokolips, Darkseid's homeworld, against the threat of Brainiac. The team solicits the aid of the New Gods, including Orion, Lightray, and Highfather. The resulting destruction of Brainiac's base is thought to be the end of Darkseid.
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"Tabula Rasa"Dan RibaStan BerkowitzOctober 4, 2003
Lex Luthor manipulates a powerful android named Amazo with the ability to copy any superpower, posing as a father figure to it. Meanwhile, J'onn questions the nature of humans and struggles with the burden of hearing thousands of their minds in his head at the same time after performing a psychic sweep of the city of Metropolis in a failed attempt to locate Luthor.
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"Only a Dream"Butch LukicStan BerkowitzOctober 11, 2003
Small time crook John Dee volunteers for an experimental treatment while in prison. While the authorities are distracted by a mass prison break led by Volcana, Luminus, Copperhead, Solomon Grundy and Firefly. John Dee overdoses on the treatment and becomes the dream-controlling Doctor Destiny. Destiny takes telepathic control of most of the team in their sleep, leaving Batman and J'onn to save the others. As the League members become trapped in their dreams and unable to wake up, J'onn tries to force them awake, while Batman goes to confront Dr. Destiny.
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"Maid of Honor"Dan RibaDwayne McDuffieOctober 18, 2003

Wonder Woman befriends the princess of Kasnia, a jet-setting party girl who is reluctant to end her wild ways in order to get married. Unfortunately, her fiancé is the immortal Vandal Savage, and he already has plans for both the throne and the Justice League. It is up to Wonder Woman and Batman to stop Savage while Flash, Green Lantern, and J'onn J'onzz go to take out Savage's new Rail Gun satellite.

Note: This is also the first episode of the Justice League series in which Batman appears as Bruce Wayne.
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"Hearts and Minds"Butch LukicKeith DamronOctober 25, 2003
Kilowog crashes to Earth, seeking John Stewart's help to rescue other members of the Green Lantern Corps from the psychic, would-be conqueror Despero. He also explains that John's former mentor and lover, Katma Tui, is one of the captives. After facing Despero and losing, John has to retrain himself to use his power ring to help the League end Despero's reign. Flash, Hawkgirl and J'onn J'onzz accompany Kilowog to Despero's planet to help GL stop him.
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"A Better World"Dan RibaStan BerkowitzNovember 1, 2003

Following the death of the Flash, the Justice Lords launch an assault on the White House, where Superman kills President Lex Luthor. Two years later, the Lords now rule over the planet with an iron fist. Batman discovers the dimension in which the Justice League inhabits. Considering their counterparts naive, but wishing to spread order to the newly discovered world, they crossover and trap the League in a force field. They then take their places in a quest to make this Earth like their own.

Note: The idea of evil counterparts from an alternate reality is loosely based on the Crime Syndicate.
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"Eclipsed"Dan RibaJoseph KuhrNovember 8, 2003
An ancient lunar crystal called the Black Heart is discovered. Little do the members of the Justice League know, it harbors an evil snake spirit with the ability to possess its bearer. The crystal's power contaminates almost all of the League, except for the Flash, who manages to prove his mettle and save his friends from the solar eclipse that will destroy both the Sun and the Earth.
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"The Terror Beyond"Butch LukicDwayne McDuffieNovember 15, 2003
Doctor Fate and Aquaman rescue Solomon Grundy, intent on using him to help battle an ancient evil. The pairing of these heroes is an homage to the Marvel Comics superhero team The Defenders and the plot is based upon H. P. Lovecraft's Cthulhu Mythos.
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"Secret Society"Dan RibaStan BerkowitzNovember 22, 2003
While the Justice League are quarreling about the value of mutual trust and teamwork, Grodd organizes a Secret Society composed of Giganta, Killer Frost, Sinestro, Parasite, The Shade and Clayface. The Society captures most of the League, but J'onn frees the others and the Society is defeated in front of a crowded stadium.
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"Hereafter"Butch LukicDwayne McDuffieNovember 29, 2003

A band of supervillains team up to get revenge on Superman. When they attack Metropolis, Toyman shoots from an experimental weapon towards Batman and an injured Wonder Woman, but Superman sacrifices himself to save them and is seemingly vaporized. The League attempts to cope with the loss of Superman by defending Metropolis in his absence. Eventually Lobo arrives at the Watchtower and nominates himself as Superman's replacement, but does more harm than good. Superman wakes up 30,000 years in Earth's future, and is powerless because the sun has turned red. He is aided by Vandal Savage who is the only human left alive as the result of an attempt at world domination staged a few months after Superman's disappearance.

Note: Writer Dwayne McDuffie wrote on his forum that the episode title "Hereafter" is a subtle pun: Part One shows the apparent death of Superman, which according to most religions would send his soul to some sort of "Hereafter." But as we learn in Part Two, actually, he’d been sent to the future while remaining geographically in the same place (the future ruins of Metropolis), and was thus "here, after."
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"Wild Cards"Butch LukicStan Berkowitz & Dwayne McDuffieDecember 6, 2003

With his Gwynplaine Entertainment Company (a reference to The Man Who Laughs) the Joker takes over TV stations in Las Vegas, announcing that he has placed a series of bombs that will destroy the Strip in twenty-two minutes and fifty-one seconds if they are not stopped by the Justice League. With the whole world watching, the League must first get past the Joker's own superteam, the Royal Flush Gang. However, the threat imposed by the Joker is not as simple as it seems, and Batman must track down his location to stop his nemesis.

Note: This episode is notable as a 'hidden crossover' with Teen Titans, as the Royal Flush Gang is voiced by the five principal actors from that series (further, the gang's designs are based on the Teen Titans voice talent themselves).
4923"Comfort and Joy"Butch LukicPaul DiniDecember 13, 2003

After saving two worlds, the members of the Justice League decide to take a break to celebrate the holidays. Flash spends his Christmas Eve with the children of an orphanage, who ask that he find them a special animated toy duck. The popular toy is broken by the Ultra-Humanite, who eventually comes around and helps Flash. Green Lantern and Hawkgirl show each other how they spend the holidays. Lantern engages in a snowball fight with Hawkgirl. Hawkgirl reciprocates by starting an interplanetary barroom brawl. Batman spends Christmas on Watchtower duty. Meanwhile, Superman invites J'onn over to Smallville for Christmas Eve with his parents. Although J'onn is initially uncomfortable, he eventually learns to enjoy Christmas.

Note: This was the first standalone episode of the series.
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"Starcrossed"Butch Lukic
Dan Riba
Butch Lukic
Rich Fogel
Story by : Rich Fogel
Teleplay by : John Ridley
Rich Fogel & Dwayne McDuffie
May 29, 2004

After Earth is attacked by a Gordanian battleship, the League is aided by an army of Hawkmen from Hawkgirl's home planet of Thanagar. The Thanagarians offer to help Earth build a shield to defend against the Gordanians, but Batman discovers that this is just a ruse. Hawkgirl finds herself torn between her allegiance to Thanagar and her commitment to the Justice League, as well as between her betrothal to the Thanagarian commander Hro Talak and her deep budding romantic love for Green Lantern, John Stewart.

Note: Hro Talak is an anagram for Katar Hol, Hawkman's given name in the comic series.

Static Shock crossovers

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"A League of Their Own"UncreditedErnie Altbacker (Part 1)
Dwayne McDuffie (Part 2)
March 1, 2003
March 8, 2003
When the Watchtower has a sudden power drain, the Justice League recruits Static to jump start their station before it reenters the atmosphere. Unbeknownst to either Static or Gear, the power drain also releases Brainiac from his confinement. Static and Gear manage to bring Brainiac down, but the villain has a loophole left to slip through.
43S04E04"Fallen Hero"Chuck DrostStan BerkowitzFebruary 7, 2004
Static faces off against his idol, Green Lantern (actually Sinestro in disguise), when he causes chaos all over town.

Note: Chronologically, these episodes take place prior to "Starcrossed", as they make use of the original Watchtower.

Justice League Unlimited episodes

After the first two seasons the show was renamed Justice League Unlimited and was changed from its two part episode format to single episodes. As such, the series ran three more seasons from July 2004 to May 2006. The series is available for digital download and on DVD/Blu-ray as two seasons, with the Season 1 boxset containing Season 1 and 2 episodes[2] and the Season 2 boxset containing Season 3 episodes.[3] These episodes featured an evolved Justice League that includes a wide array of superheroes from the DC Comics universe.

Season one (2004–2005)

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11"Initiation"Joaquim dos SantosStan BerkowitzJuly 31, 2004

The League expands their operations, enlisting new recruits from across the globe. The newest of these is Green Arrow, who has repeatedly refused to join the League. He is teleported to the rebuilt Watchtower. Opting against joining, he hitches a ride back to Earth with the team of Green Lantern, Captain Atom and Supergirl, who have been sent on a mission to stop a giant, uncontrolled, nuclear-powered defense robot in an unnamed Asian country existing in self-imposed international isolation.

Note: This episode also features cameos from over 30 other heroes, many of whom would be featured in subsequent episodes. Most notably, Green Arrow's decision to join the League is shown to be influenced by catching his first glimpse of Black Canary.
22"For the Man Who Has Everything"Dan RibaJ. M. DeMatteisAugust 7, 2004

Batman and Wonder Woman find Superman held captive by Mongul in the Fortress of Solitude and dreaming of an idyllic life on Krypton, courtesy of a wish-fulfilling parasitic plant known as the Black Mercy.

Note: This episode is adapted from Superman Annual #11, written by Alan Moore and illustrated by Dave Gibbons in 1985. This also marks the first appearance by Joe Chill in the DCAU, as Batman's idyll is revealed to be watching his father beat the thug senseless over and over.
33"Kids' Stuff"Joaquim dos SantosHenry GilroyAugust 14, 2004

Morgaine le Fey transforms Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman, and Green Lantern into children after Mordred uses his magic to remove all adults from Earth and keep children on the Earth.

Note: Based loosely on elements of the DC Comics events JLA: World Without Grown Ups and Young Justice: Sins of Youth.
44"Hawk and Dove"Joaquim dos SantosStory by : Ron Zimmerman
Teleplay by : Robert Goodman
August 21, 2004

Wonder Woman teams up with two super powered brothers, Hawk and Dove, to stop Ares' plans to escalate a European civil war by loosing a war machine called the Annihilator into the fray.

Note: As a nod to their earlier roles as brothers on The Wonder Years, the two brothers were voiced by Fred Savage (Hank/Hawk) and Jason Hervey (Don/Dove), though at the last second Savage and Hervey switched roles.
55"This Little Piggy"Dan RibaPaul DiniAugust 28, 2004

The centuries-old enchantress Circe transforms Wonder Woman into a pig as revenge against Diana's mother. Batman and Zatanna work together to return her to normal, while B'wana Beast attempts to find the "Wonder Pig" before she's butchered at a slaughterhouse.

Note: This episode features the singing of actress/singer Rachel York, who performs Lulu's Back in Town by Al Dubin and Harry Warren.
66"Fearful Symmetry"Joaquim dos SantosStory by : Stan Berkowitz
Teleplay by : Robert Goodman
September 4, 2004

Supergirl, Green Arrow, and The Question investigate Supergirl's disturbing dreams. They discover that Cadmus created a clone of Supergirl named Galatea while she was recovering from her fight against Superman on Earth.

Note: Galatea is based on Power Girl.
77"The Greatest Story Never Told"Dan RibaAndrew KreisbergSeptember 11, 2004
The Justice League battle Mordru in the background, while the narrative follows Booster Gold as he attempts to close a walking black hole while he's supposed to be on "crowd control".
88"The Return"Joaquim dos SantosStory by : Stan Berkowitz
Teleplay by : J. M. DeMatteis
September 18, 2004
The League attempts to keep Ivo's android Amazo from taking revenge against the recently reformed Lex Luthor. Luthor and the Atom attempt to create a weapon to neutralize Amazo's nanotechnology, though their victory is largely assisted by Doctor Fate.
99"Ultimatum"Joaquim dos SantosStory by : Dwayne McDuffie
Teleplay by : J. M. DeMatteis
December 4, 2004

The Justice League meets the Ultimen, a popular group of young heroes. The Ultimen discover they are the results of a government experiment in creating superhumans and only have a short time to live. In frustration and anger, all of them except for Long Shadow strike out against the Justice League.

Note: The Ultimen are pastiches of several superheroes that were created for (and are unique to) the Super Friends animated series. The members were Long Shadow (based upon Apache Chief), Wind Dragon (Samurai), Juice (Black Vulcan), Downpour, and Shifter (Zan and Jayna, the Wonder Twins). Their base of operations is a nod to the Super Friends' Hall of Justice. The Ultimen also parallel the International Ultramarine Corps of the Howard Porter/Grant Morrison JLA run: both teams begin as rival heroes to the Justice League, but discover that they are the results of a secret government project under General Wade Eiling and will die in just a few years' time due to their experimental origins.
1010"Dark Heart"Dan RibaWarren EllisDecember 11, 2004
Most of the League battles with powerful alien nanotechnology, but realize that the waves of self-replicating robots cannot be simply destroyed. The diminutive Atom shrinks himself to stop the robots from the inside.
1111"Wake the Dead"Joaquim dos SantosStory by : Dwayne McDuffie & Bruce Timm
Teleplay by : Dwayne McDuffie
December 18, 2004
A trio of high school kids accidentally resurrect Solomon Grundy, making him more powerful than ever but with no memories of his past. Doctor Fate, Amazo, Aquaman, and Hawkgirl assist the League with stopping his rampage.
1212"The Once and Future Thing, Part One: Weird Western Tales"Dan RibaDwayne McDuffieJanuary 22, 2005

Batman, Wonder Woman, and Green Lantern chase Chronos to the past, where they team up with some heroes from the Old West. After defeating stolen future tech in that era, they again follow Chronos to the future. Warhawk from the Batman Beyond era is revealed to be Green Lantern's and Hawkgirl's son.

Guest starring: Bat Lash, Jonah Hex, El Diablo, and Ohiyesa "Pow-Wow" Smith.
1313"The Once and Future Thing, Part Two: Time, Warped"Joaquim dos SantosDwayne McDuffieJanuary 29, 2005

Batman, Green Lantern, and Wonder Woman chase Chronos into the future Gotham City of Batman Beyond, just in time to face a battle with a group of Jokerz beside that era's Justice League. The time travelers are taken to the Justice League Unlimited's refuge. An older Bruce Wayne reveals the street gang they fought against was enhanced by Chronos who led them to kill the rest of the League of that era. The combined heroes defeat the Jokerz, and Batman traps Chronos in a time loop.

Guest starring: Batman (Terry McGinnis), Warhawk, a 65-year-old Static, and Hal Jordan.

Season two (2005)

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141"The Cat and the Canary"Joaquim dos SantosStory by : Stan Berkowitz
Teleplay by : Robert Goodman
February 5, 2005
Black Canary convinces Green Arrow to help save her mentor, Wildcat, from his involvement in an underground, superpowered fight club known as Metabrawl.
152"The Ties That Bind"
"Miracles Happen"
Dan RibaStory by : Jim Steranko
Teleplay by : J. M. DeMatteis
February 12, 2005
Mister Miracle and Big Barda solicit the League's assistance to free Oberon from Apokolips. J'onn refuses, but Flash decides to help out on his own.
163"The Doomsday Sanction"Dan RibaStory by : Dwayne McDuffie
Teleplay by : Robert Goodman
February 19, 2005
Superman battles Doomsday in the heart of a volcano. Batman probes the Cadmus conspiracy to destroy the Justice League.
174"Task Force X"Joaquim dos SantosStory by : Dwayne McDuffie
Teleplay by : Darwyn Cooke
May 21, 2005
Cadmus has recruited a team of supervillains named Task Force X made up of Deadshot, Plastique, Captain Boomerang, and the Clock King. Their mission: steal the Annihilator armor from the Watchtower.
185"The Balance"Dan RibaStory by : Stan Berkowitz
Teleplay by : Dwayne McDuffie
May 28, 2005
Felix Faust, imprisoned in a mirror, fools Tala into letting him out, whereupon he possesses the Annihilator and casts Hades out of Tartarus. After her armor and lasso's full powers are activated by Hippolyta, Wonder Woman teams up with Hawkgirl to help Hades reclaim his kingdom at Zeus's command. Meanwhile Wonder Woman and Hawkgirl must deal with their anger towards each other following the events of "Starcrossed".
196"Double Date"Joaquim dos SantosGail SimoneJune 4, 2005
Huntress is kicked out of the Justice League for attempting to murder mob boss Steven Mandragora, the man responsible for her parents' death. She recruits the Question to assist her in finishing him off while Green Arrow and Black Canary attempt to thwart their efforts.
207"Clash"Dan RibaStory by : Dwayne McDuffie
Teleplay by : J. M. DeMatteis
June 11, 2005
Lex Luthor's candidacy for president moves forward as Captain Marvel appears to endorse his candidacy. Luthor manipulates Superman's mistrust, tricking Superman into fighting Marvel. Superman is humiliated after knowing that the bomb he defused turned out to be a generator. At the end, it is revealed by Batman that Superman had been baited by Luthor and Amanda Waller to discredit the League.
218"Hunter's Moon"
"Mystery in Space"
Joaquim dos SantosStory by : Stan Berkowitz
Teleplay by : Dwayne McDuffie
June 18, 2005
When the Justice League receives a distress call, Hawkgirl, Vigilante, and Vixen investigate only to find that it was a trap set out by the remaining Thanagarian warriors who blame Hawkgirl for their loss in the Thangar-Gordanian war. Likewise, Hawkgirl has to deal with her teammates' resentments for her betrayal of the Justice League and her own, still-lingering self-doubts.
229"Question Authority"Dan RibaDwayne McDuffieJune 25, 2005
After helping Superman defeat Mantis, Captain Atom's Air Force Reserve commission is reactivated. Meanwhile, the Question discovers the records about the Justice Lords, and Luthor's attempts to discredit the Justice League. The Question is captured, and Superman and Huntress attempt to rescue him. Almost successful, they are confronted by Captain Atom, who has orders to stop them.
2310"Flashpoint"Joaquim dos SantosDwayne McDuffieJuly 2, 2005
Lex Luthor seizes control of the Watchtower's main gun to fire on Cadmus, causing massive collateral damage on the city and falsely implicating the League as responsible. Convinced it is an act of revenge, Amanda Waller commands Galatea to attack the Watchtower with an army of Ultimen clones.
2411"Panic in the Sky"Dan RibaDwayne McDuffieJuly 9, 2005
The founding members of the Justice League, with the exception of Batman, surrender to the government. In the middle of a battle between the rest of the League and the army of Ultimen, Supergirl and Steel battle Galatea to keep her from destroying the Watchtower.
2512"Divided We Fall"Joaquim dos SantosDwayne McDuffieJuly 16, 2005
With most of the League unavailable, the League's founding members battle against the fused Luthor and Brainiac. Flash saves the day when he runs around the world numerous times in order to separate and defeat the Luthor-Brainiac team.
2613"Epilogue"Dan RibaStory by : Bruce Timm & Dwayne McDuffie
Teleplay by : Dwayne McDuffie
July 23, 2005

In the future of Batman Beyond, Amanda Waller reveals to an older Terry McGinnis she created the project Batman Beyond to continue Bruce Wayne's work.

Note: According to Bruce Timm, the episode was originally intended to be the series finale for Justice League and the DCAU in general. The decision to end on a Batman heavy episode was their way of bringing their work full circle to how things began with Batman: The Animated Series.

Season three (2005–2006)

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271"I Am Legion"Joaquim dos SantosDwayne McDuffieSeptember 17, 2005

After Lex Luthor escapes from prison, Gorilla Grodd baits him into joining the new Secret Society with a piece of Brainiac technology. Luthor, the Key, and Doctor Polaris steal the Spear of Longinus from Blackhawk Island despite the efforts of Flash, Fire, Hawkgirl, and the last surviving Blackhawk to stop them.

Note: This new Secret Society is similar in scale to the Legion of Doom (a supervillain group from the Challenge of the Super Friends animated series), and its base is an updated version of the one used by the Legion of Doom. The title of this episode is a variant on a verse from the Bible (Mark 5:9), specifically the last half of the verse that states 'My name is Legion, for we are many.' This is a reference to the Secret Society being a veritable legion of super villains, as well as the appearance of the headquarters of the Legion of Doom, updated for the 21st century and used as the base for the Society.
282"Shadow of the Hawk"Dan RibaStory by : Dwayne McDuffie
Teleplay by : J. M. DeMatteis
September 17, 2005
Hawkgirl agrees to meet with Carter Hall, an archaeologist who has discovered Thanagarian artifacts from ancient Egypt. With a suspicious Batman eavesdropping, Carter reveals himself to be her reincarnated lover from the past and Hawkman to a confused Hawkgirl. The Shadow Thief attempts to steal the artifacts, which results in the destruction of the tomb.
293"Chaos at the Earth's Core"Joaquim dos SantosMatt WayneSeptember 24, 2005
Supergirl, Stargirl, S.T.R.I.P.E., and Green Lantern help Warlord liberate Skartaris (a hidden world inside the Earth's core) from Deimos, a brutal dictator while protecting a very large piece of Kryptonite from Metallo and Silver Banshee.
304"To Another Shore"Dan RibaDwayne McDuffieSeptember 24, 2005
Wonder Woman protects the body of the Viking Prince from members of the Secret Society who want to reverse engineer invulnerability powers from it. Troubled by his isolation, J'onn leaves the Justice League to better understand humanity.
315"Flash and Substance"Joaquim dos SantosMatt WayneFebruary 11, 2006

Orion attempts to understand Flash's antics as Wally and Batman battle four of Flash's rogues that attack a museum that is opening in his honor.

Note: This episode includes many references to Flash's comic book and television history, including a guest appearance by Linda Park and bringing back Mark Hamill as the Trickster.
326"Dead Reckoning"Dan RibaDwayne McDuffieFebruary 18, 2006
Deadman convinces Superman, Batman, and Wonder Woman to help him retrieve the stolen souls of a mystic order of monks that the Secret Society has stolen. They force the Secret Society to retreat from Gorilla City, ending Grodd's attempt to turn all people on Earth into apes. Back at a general meeting in the Secret Society's HQ, Lex Luthor cites that Grodd's plan failed and that his master plan (turning everyone on Earth into apes) was silly, and shoots him, taking over leadership of the Secret Society.
337"Patriot Act"Joaquim dos SantosMatt WayneFebruary 25, 2006

General Wade Eiling from Cadmus steals the "Captain Nazi" super-soldier serum and injects it into himself to "protect" the world from metahumans. With the more powerful League members busy, Green Arrow leads Stargirl, S.T.R.I.P.E., Shining Knight, Crimson Avenger, Vigilante, and Speedy against him. Eiling only stops short of killing Shining Knight when a civilian points out that Eiling's reason for attacking the heroes is non-existent, as his entire reason for attacking was to rid the world of metahumans and he was the only one there with superpowers.

Note: This sub-team is an homage to the Golden Age Seven Soldiers of Victory.
348"The Great Brain Robbery"Dan RibaStory by : Dwayne McDuffie
Teleplay by : Matt Wayne
March 4, 2006
Magic and science collide, placing Lex Luthor and Flash's minds in each other's body. The Justice League must now contain a super-speed powered Luthor on the Watchtower while Flash tries to hide the reversal from the Secret Society.
359"Grudge Match"Joaquim dos SantosStory by : Matt Wayne
Teleplay by : J. M. DeMatteis
March 11, 2006

Roulette restarts Metabrawl, this time with an all-female fight card called "Glamour Slam", made up of mind-controlled Justice League members. First, the Huntress and Black Canary are set against Vixen and Hawkgirl, and then the four must contend against Wonder Woman.

Note: The story takes place in the city of Blüdhaven.
3610"Far from Home"Dan RibaStory by : Dwayne McDuffie
Teleplay by : Paul Dini
April 15, 2006
Supergirl, Green Lantern and Green Arrow are kidnapped and taken to the 31st Century by Brainiac 5 and Bouncing Boy of the Legion of Super-Heroes, where Supergirl is destined to embark on her very last mission – a battle against the Fatal Five and the mind-controlled Legion itself.
3711"Ancient History"Joaquim dos SantosStory by : Matt Wayne
Teleplay by : Geoff Johns
April 29, 2006
Shadow Thief captures Green Lantern, Hawkgirl and Hawkman, then forces them to watch a vision of their past selves developing the ancient society of Egypt with Thanagarian technology. Shadow Thief is shown to be a villain created from Carter Hall's mind that was released when he touched the Absorbacron. Hawkman defeats Shadow Thief and leaves. John does not get back together with Hawkgirl and stays with Vixen, but not before telling Hawkgirl about their future son Rex Stewart. Hawkgirl asks Batman about Warhawk.
3812"Alive!"Dan RibaMatt WayneMay 6, 2006
Luthor and the Secret Society refit their headquarters and fly into deep space in an attempt to reconstitute Brainiac. En route, Tala frees Grodd, who leads other disaffected villains against Luthor and his supporters. Luthor uses his intellect and resourcefulness to counter his various adversaries' powers. Luthor then uses Tala's magic in an attempt to reconstitute Brainiac, but instead resurrects Darkseid (with Brainiac enhancements), who plans to lay waste to Earth. Darkseid returns to Apokolips and stops a war between the two factions of his Elite fighting for power, and reveals to them his plans of an invasion of Earth. Luthor and the surviving Secret Society members turn to the Justice League for help.
3913"Destroyer"Joaquim dos SantosDwayne McDuffieMay 13, 2006
The Justice League teams up with the remnants of the Secret Society to repel Darkseid's full-scale invasion of Earth. As the League and Secret Society members battle the Apokolips fleet across the planet, Superman, Batman, and Lex Luthor take on Darkseid atop the Daily Planet building.

Other

The comic series spun off from the show (Justice League Adventures and Justice League Unlimited respectively) are loosely set in the same continuity as the series. They occasionally use characters unavailable for use on the show, such as Blue Beetle, Mary Marvel, Power Girl, Black Lightning and Firestorm and sometimes contradict events already shown, such as Wonder Woman remembering the events from "The Once and Future Thing".

Matt Wayne (who wrote "Chaos At Earth's Core", "Flash & Substance", and "Patriot Act") wrote issues 37 and 38 of the comic. His stories are based on unused episode ideas.

References

  1. ^ Sava, Oliver (January 2, 2012). "Justice League: "Legends"". The A.V. Club. Retrieved July 24, 2017. Andrew Kreisberg’s script is a tribute to the Golden Age JSA/JLA team-ups originated by Gardner Fox (the episode is dedicated to his memory)
  2. ^ "Justice League Unlimited, Season 1". iTunes. Retrieved February 23, 2015.
  3. ^ "Justice League Unlimited, Season 2". iTunes. Retrieved February 23, 2015.

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Hearts and Minds

Hearts and Minds may refer to:

Winning hearts and minds, the idea of persuading enemies instead of defeating them by force

Hearts and Minds (Vietnam), a strategy of the South Vietnamese and United States governments to defeat the Viet Cong insurgency during the Vietnam War

A biblical quotation; see the Wikisource link

Justice League Unlimited

Justice League Unlimited (JLU) is an American animated television series that was produced by Warner Bros. Animation and aired on Cartoon Network. Featuring a wide array of superheroes from the DC Comics universe, and specifically based on the Justice League superhero team, it is a direct sequel to the previous Justice League animated series. JLU debuted on July 31, 2004 on Toonami and ended on May 13, 2006. It was also the final series set in the long-running DC animated universe, which started with Batman: The Animated Series in 1992.

Boomerang reran the series from June 3, 2007 to March 26, 2010 as part of Boomeraction. On August 25, 2012, The CW's Vortexx Saturday morning block began airing reruns of this series, lasting until August 23, 2014.

Warworld (disambiguation)

Warworld is a fictional artificial planet featured in several DC Comics stories.

Warworld may also refer to:

War World, a series of collaborative science fiction books

Warworld (Transformers), Transformers spaceship

War World (video game)

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