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Real Identity: Jessica Cruz
Affiliations: Metropolis High School, Green Lantern Corps, and Daily Planetoid
Appearances (Super Shorts): #TheLateBabsy, #HashtagFrownyFace, #PackBat, #KaraCare, #PictureDaze, #LetThemEatPie, #TheSlowAndTheFurious, #CruzControl, #ArtificialIntelligence, #AsteroidBelter, #VanityInsanity, #PhotoOops, #Vegecide, #StressTest, #VeggieBurritoBucket, #StarStruck, and Lairs
Appearances (Episodes): #SweetJustice Part 1, #SweetJustice Part 2, #SweetJustice Part 3, #SweetJustice Part 4, #HateTriangle, #MeetTheCheetah, #Beeline, #SuperWho?, #ShockItToMe, #SheMightBeGiant, #FightAtTheMuseum, #FromBatToWorse, #CrushingIt, #MisgivingTree, #DCSuperHeroBoys Part 1, #DCSuperHeroBoys Part 2, #Frenemies Part 1, #Frenemies Part 2, #SoulSisters Part 1, #SoulSisters Part 2, #RageCat, #BackInAFlash, #PowerSurge, #ScrambledEggs, #AllyCat Part 1, #AllyCat Part 2, #Retreat, #LivingTheNightmare, #AllAboutZee, #TweenTitans, #EmperorPenguin, #BreakingNews, #CrashCourse, #LeagueOfShadows Part 1, #LeagueOfShadows Part 2, #HousePest, #ItsComplicated, #TheBirdAndTheBee, and #FantasticBeastsAndHowToMindThem
Appearances (Comics): Teenage Crisis, Weird Science (Chapter 1, Chapter 7, Chapter 8, Chapter 9, Chapter 11, Chapter 12, Chapter 13, and Chapter 14), Giant #1 (Panicked at the Disco and Fall Festival), Giant #2 (Gone to the Dogs and A Sticky Zit-Uation), and Infinite Frenemies (Birdbrained and Honey, I Shrunk My Friends)
Powers/Skills: Wields Power Ring
Voiced By: Myrna Velasco
Green Lantern Jessica Cruz has an alien power ring that creates anything she can imagine. Cruz is against violence and looks for other ways to defeat her opponents. She is strong willed, tells it like it is, cares about the environment, and stands up for the little guys. Jessica Cruz was chosen by the Green Lantern Corps, a group akin to space cops who patrol an assigned sector. She became a cadet but had her reservations that the ring would only lead to violence and destruction. Barbara Gordon overheard Jessica Cruz trying to give a green ring back to another student named Hal Jordan. She stated she didn't agree with the Lantern Corps' methods and found them extreme. Jordan countered he didn't make the rules. They noticed Gordon was staring at them. She quickly turned around and pretended to be opening her locker. Jordan refused to take the ring and told Cruz she was chosen.
During lunch, Gordon sat alone and came up with a scheme to figure who was a super, by getting them all in detention with her. She threw spaghetti right into Kara Danvers' face. Danvers thought it was Karen Beecher and threw her burger at Beecher's head. Jessica Cruz came to her rescue and deflected the second burger with a tray. It instead landed on Zee Zatara's head. Upset about her hair, Zatara threw a milk carton at Cruz's head. Gordon jumped onto the cheerleader table and declared a food fight. The entire student body got into act. Mr. Chapin happened to be passing by the cafeteria. After being hit in the left eye, he ended the food fight. The students pointed at Gordon, Beecher, Danvers, Cruz, and Zatara who were all in a dog pile. Chapin took the five to detention. Danvers and Zatara bickered. Cruz wasn't interested in another fight. Chapin returned with a truant officer who found a teenage girl cutting class. After they left, the girls realized she was Wonder Woman.
Danvers thought she was a dumb cosplay girl. Wonder Woman declared she was Diana, Princess of the Amazons and she alone survived the 21 tests of the tournament of Athena and Aphrodite. Danvers and Wonder Woman got into a fight. To everyone's shock, Danvers punched Wonder Woman through several walls but she tackled Danvers like nothing happened. Cruz cast a spring construct between them and yelled fighting was never the answer. They realized Mr. Chapin was coming back and tried to quickly reassemble the room. Zatara cast a spell speaking backwards and the room was magically restored to what it looked like before detention started. Chapin entered and everyone grinned back at him. He asked if everything was all right. Zatara confirmed. Chapin retrieved his keys and left. Gordon felt validated. She admitted her scheme then announced she was Batgirl. Wonder Woman was elated and hugged her as a sister-in-arms to help carry her burden. Gordon got loose and corrected her, she had five. The others weren't interested.
Cruz refused to fight anyone. Gordon tried to appeal to them with the allure of heroes and villains, fighting crime, hidden lairs, and secret identities. Gordon made them a proposition: give the team idea try and Wonder Woman would train them in how to be a hero and in exchange, they would give Wonder Woman a makeover. Everyone agreed to try it out. Cruz joined on only in support of and to encourage Beecher's brave decision. Gordon hugged them all at once and declared super awesome, super hero-ness was imminent. The girls took Wonder Woman to a department store to work on her alter ego's wardrobe. Cruz disagreed with Danvers' choice of leather and gave Wonder Woman clothes made with organic cotton from Turkey. Zatara cast a spell and dressed Wonder Woman in geek chic, then presented her as Diana Prince, foreign exchange student from Greece. Before Wonder Woman started training them, she took them to a roof and asked them to list their name, rank, and skills. She assessed their weaknesses, too.
Wonder Woman realized Cruz could make any weapon imaginable to beat her enemies into submission. Cruz agreed that was true in theory but she didn't believe in violence. Wonder Woman found that admirable and asked what her codename was. Cruz simply put it was Green Lantern, the name came with the ring. Wonder Woman took the team to a junkyard and set up mannequins as substitutes for citizens in peril. All they had to do was save them in time. Cruz attempted to teach Wonder Woman what a figure of speech was and saw a burrito stand. She gave an example of "I'd kill for a burrito," then implored Wonder Woman to try. She told the vendor she will kill him for a burrito and he should accept her payment or die. He ran way. To cap the night, they went to an ice cream parlor named Sweet Justice. Diana Prince declared they had to celebrate every future victory at Sweet Justice. Demo-Bots entered Sweet Justice and announced it was categorized for immediate destruction and by the order of the city of Metropolis, anyone inside had 30 seconds to comply and vacate before structural removal started.
The girls were unsure of what to do until one of the robots charged towards a little boy wearing Lexcorp VR Glasses who was unaware of what was happening. Wonder Woman shoved it and declared their mission was to protect the innocent. Supergirl went ahead of Wonder Woman's orders and attacked. The Demo-Bot was launched in the air towards the teens. Green Lantern made a trampoline construct but it bounced into a support beam and the roof started to collapse. Bumblebee was too scared to try short circuiting the robots. Wonder Woman snapped two buzz saw arms of one and attacked the rest but she was accidentally hit by Zatanna's beam and crashed into Supergirl. Green Lantern shoveled the rest of the civilians outside. Supergirl argued Cruz could have taken out all the robots with the flick of the ring. While the girls bickered, Batgirl dug a logo out of the rubble and realized the Demo-Bots were Lexcorp property. She immediately suspected Lex Luthor. The girls were skeptical then disbanded.
To make matters worse, Hippolyta, Diana's mother, and the Amazons arrived to take Wonder Woman back to Themyscira because she left without permission. After a late night call from Harleen Quinzel, Gordon remembered best friends were worth fighting for. Gordon suited up and drove around the city going door to door to try to convince everyone to get the team back together but everyone refused. Batgirl got another idea. She triggered an alarm on everyone's phones to get them to listen to her or the alarm would keep ringing. She informed them of Wonder Woman's plight and pleaded with them to help save her because best friends were worth fighting for. Danvers asked her to report what she said because she cut out. The girls clung to the rear of the Amazonian ship. Batgirl slipped onto the ship and tried to get Wonder Woman's attention but the others were quickly caught. They pleaded with Wonder Woman to be their leader again. Green Lantern formed a knight's armor construct around herself and ran around as an Amazon swung a sword at her.
Supergirl reminded Wonder Woman of the time she said she could be the greatest hero the world of man ever knew. Supergirl admitted that wasn't going to be herself, it was going to be Wonder Woman. Wonder Woman smiled and stood up to her mother, declaring Amazon law confirmed she was a woman and free to choose who she wanted to be. The team was reunited and flew back to Metropolis on a carpet construct. Batgirl declared to Wonder Woman that disobeying her mother was lesson 218 and she was officially a teenager (and they were a team again). As they made landfall, they sighted the Demo-Bots approaching the Metropolis Pier. They met Lena Luthor, the true mastermind behind several businesses being destroyed. She told them her plan was to trap ever teenager in the VR world of Lexcorp's VR Glasses then children would rule the city. They found it rather dumb. Batgirl declared their friendship would never be destroyed. The robots were too large in number for the six heroes to stop.
Wonder Woman suggested they take out the general to defeat the army and Batgirl came up with a plan to short out the warsuit by jolting the mainframe. Supergirl got an idea to use a guitar and amp to short out Luthor's warsuit. Bumblebee connected the motherboard and cable to the suit's CPU while Batgirl rigged the amp to go past its maximum of 10. Zatanna, Wonder Woman, and Supergirl distracted Luthor while Bumblebee flew into the suit and Green Lantern got Batgirl past the Demo-Bots in a bumper car construct. With the amp hooked up, Batgirl turned it to 11 and threw the guitar to Supergirl. As soon as the suit went offline, so did all the Demo-Bots and the Lexcorp VR Glasses. A crowd gathered and cheered them on as the Super Hero Girls. Barbara Gordon got an idea to use Sweet Justice after Wonder Woman declared the team should celebrate every victory there. During the three months it took for Lexcorp Construction Services to rebuild Sweet Justice, Gordon made a few late night trips to the construction site to build a secret underground base. On the night of the grand opening, Gordon revealed the base to the team.
The girls met up at the base to see what Beecher and Gordon were secretly working on. They unveiled the new iteration of Bumblebee's suit. The growth tech still malfunctioned. Cruz couldn't accompany them to the mall for a parts run. She was going to protest the Zataras' use of animals in their magic acts. Zee Zatara was elated and propose they share a cab. Cruz reassured Beecher she would figure out how to fix the problem.
Kilowog trained Jessica Cruz and Hal Jordan in space near Earth. He observed the pair spar with each other and didn't get why she didn't attack. Jordan made a staff and started talking in sports jargon to her confusion. She only defended his strikes with her own staff construct. Kilowog ended the session and they flew to him on an asteroid. Kilowog asked her what her strategy was was to hope the pizza guy distracted him. Jordan found that to be a good strategy. Kilowog told him to be quiet and stated she would be in the infirmary if she was fighting someone else. Hal Jordan reminded him he said she didn't fight. Kilowog exclaimed everyone in the Green Lantern Corps fought. He generated a big hammer construct and charged. Cruz created a shield. Kilowog told her the power ring was only as strong as its user's willpower, fear weakened the mind and fear rendered the ring useless. He asked her why she wouldn't fight back and asked if she was afraid. Cruz declared she wasn't afraid and launched an octopus construct on Kilowog's face. Jordan cracked up.
After he pried it off, he realized he was standing on a rug construct and Cruz yanked it away. Kilowog fell on his back. She claimed there was always another way. He contended she got lucky and she wouldn't be able to keep it up forever and sooner or later, she would have to learn to fight. Cruz and Jordan flew back to Metropolis High. Jordan agreed with Kilowog and believed she would have to hit someone eventually. Cruz disagreed and teased him about being wrong about so many things. Two girls and the Hamsters mascot walked by and cheered on Jordan. Cruz retorted that life wasn't like a sports match and there were more ways to perform a touchdown than punching people. Jordan realized the visiting football team was from the high school his ex-girlfriend, Carol Ferris attended. He hid behind a trash can. Ferris spotted him and walked behind the bleachers. She changed to Star Sapphire and declared he was hers and fired a heart construct. It blew up the trash can. Jessica Cruz couldn't believe he dated her.
They recited the Green Lantern oath but only Cruz changed into a Green Lantern. Jordan's fear of Ferris made his ring useless. Cruz told him to run to the locker room then fired off arrow constructs to shatter Star Sapphire's hearts. Cruz formed a bubble around herself and Jordan then high tailed it. She stopped when Star Sapphire revealed he broke up with her by text. Cruz called it the lowest thing he ever did. Sapphire generated a giant heart and threw it at Jordan and he went flying. Cruz caught him and flew to the locker room. The boys inside freaked out and ran away at the sight of Cruz. She slapped the back of Jordan's head. He explained a Violet Lantern's ring was powered by love. Cruz realized they had to make Ferris not love him. Cruz believed making Hal Jordan ugly was the best idea. She tried ruffling his hair several times but he still looked rugged. They noticed Garth Bernstein carrying towels. Cruz demanded his clothes and made Jordan wear it then instructed him to slouch a little, shorten his neck, and stick out his gut then shoved him outside.
Jordan imitated what he thought a nerd sounded like. Star Sapphire was apalled and powered down. She found him so sad, pathetic and gross that no one would ever love him, except her. She proclaimed she loved him forever and could see the beauty behind the geek then declared he would be hers once she got rid of Cruz. Cruz vehemently denied they were dating. She became too powerful and Cruz couldn't dissipate her constructs. Jordan kept trying to implore her to hit Sapphire in vain. Cruz tried to make a safe construct around her but she easily blasted through it then Cruz's barrier then fired a massive beam. Cruz raised a shield and was nearly overwhelmed. Cruz realized she had to break her vow. She shattered the beam with two giant hands then grabbed Sapphire. Rather than squeeze her, Cruz pulled her down to the field and hugged her tight. She told her Jordan didn't love her but she could do much better. Cruz pointed out his face was way too small for his head, had terrible breath, his real name was Harold, and the only book he read was a playbook.
Sapphire realized his breath smelled like dog food and when she tried to make him read "Pride and Prejudice," he asked where the pictures were. Cruz advised her that she would find the love she needed when she learned to love herself. Sapphire realized she was right and powered up differently. She learned her blind desire for Jordan prevented her from seeing how much love she had inside of her. She vowed that one day, she would make him good enough for her then he would be hers forever. She flew away laughing like a maniac. Jordan pointed out now she was totally unstoppable based on a million chicks he saw like that. Cruz slapped him again. Cruz greeted Lois Lane, bummed she missed out on the fight, and commented on the game. Jordan didn't get her ploy and almost blew it but she elbowed him. Jordan understood and cheered on the Hamsters. Lane unenthusiastically cheered. A goal post fell onto the field.
Diana Prince couldn't wait to show the other Super Hero Girls the dance decorations but they discovered someone vandalized all the posters. Danvers joked someone already tore it up. Cruz didn't find her funny at all. Danvers kept telling jokes like booking a band that shredded it too hard or maybe ticket prices were slashed. Cruz groaned. Prince went into the girls locker room to get ready for practice while the others cleaned up in the halls. They found Prince in the locker room a little roughed up. Cruz proposed they get her somewhere safe. Danvers disagreed and didn't think she was the one that needed protecting. Prince was worried about the other students. While they pondered how to evacuate the students outside without causing them distress, Danvers hit the fire alarm. Cruz asked about the "no distress" part. Danvers retorted it worked. They suited up but Cheetah slashed up the electrical panel and caused a school-wide blackout during the storm. With a lot of territory to cover, they split up.
Green Lantern took the library. She made a candle construct and looked down the aisles then made a flashlight construct. At the computer station, she heard a cat meow. She walked to the G aisle and made a lantern construct modeled on the Lantern power battery. Cheetah charged and attacked her. After the battle between Wonder Woman and Cheetah, Prince checked on a noise in the gym but it was the other Super Hero Girls carrying Supergirl around, who was immobilized by one of Zatanna's spells by mistake. On behalf of the school paper, Cruz got a lead on illegal chemical dumping and wanted to pursue it for her Enviro-Beat column but Lois Lane, her Editor-in-Chief, was more interested in Danvers' claim about someone better than Superman. Cruz laughed along with Leslie Willis' mean memes at first. Green Lantern formed a giant tire construct to defend against Livewire's attacks but she traveled from light to light into a man's cell phone. Livewire reappeared behind Lantern and drop kicked her. Livewire made a gif of it for the Metropovids website.
During prank night at Glen Morgan Square, Livewire joked they found the cause of greenhouse gasses. Lantern turned red with embrassment. Lantern made a shield construct and along with the other girls, joined Wonder Woman in taking on Livewire's attacks. Zee Zatara and Jessica Cruz helped Barbara Gordon finish unpacking her belongings in her bedroom and organize the contents. Cruz placed her Batlamp by the window using hand constructs and saw one last box. It had Gordon's Bat-Mite doll in it. She told them a story about one of the times she tried to meet Batman but got teased by Robin instead. During a debate, Diana Prince shut everydown when the topic was paper or plastic by citing reuseable canvas bags. Cruz was confident Prince was going to crush it again on Debate Team. Things took a turn for the worse when Steve Trevor, the first boy Wonder Woman ever met, showed up. Prince started screwing up the volley ball game badly. Cruz realized the Amazons taught Prince everything except talking to boys.
On Tuesday, Prince had the debate in the bag with her inspired answer to the topic, hanging toilet paper in the over or under position. However, Trevor was on the other team and he admitted he didn't know much about the topic but thought both were equally valid. Prince digressed again and thought his answer was so eloquent she conceded, to Cruz' horror. Prince had slipped into a delirious state by Saturday. Gordon tried dousing her in water from an orange cooler but it had no affect. Danvers stated that's how she was going to be from now on. Danvers shook and slapped Prince and reminded her she was an Amazon warrior and the literal symbol of female empowerment. Cruz told her she was entitled to her feelings and she should deal with it her way. Prince started talking out loud to Trevor saying she loved vanilla, too. Gordon suggested they take out Trevor. They all quickly agreed to the new plan. Batgirl hacked into the military academy and got Trevor accepted so he would leave the school. Trevor got the call just before the other girls were about to attack him behind.
Jessica Cruz finished her latest Enviro-beat column for the Daily Planetoid. She printed out a stack of it and posted them throughout school and handed them out. A girl found one in a book in the library. Cruz rained several downstairs on students. She told the other girls of her accomplishment at lunch but Gordon pointed her to the trash bin. It was stuffed with copies of the column. Zatara thought the column was a lost cause but she refused to admit anything was a lost cause. She shoved a copy in Zatara's face and pointed out the title of her latest article happened to be "There's No Such Thing as a Lost Cause." Cruz yelled out that everyone could have at least tossed the papers into the recycling bin right next to the trash bin. A boy crumpled one into a ball and threw it. It harmlessly bounced off Pamela Isley's back and she didn't react at all. Cruz growled and the boy slinked away. Cruz felt sorry for Isley because she had no friends at all.
Gordon clued her in and pointed out how Isley carefully placed her hair to cover her face, looked downward, and wore oversized baggy clothes to tuck her away from society -- she didn't want friends. Cruz thought that was nonsense and believed everyone wanted friends. She didn't think Isley met the right one yet. Zatara and even Danvers told Cruz to leave her alone. Cruz repeated there was no such thing as a lost cause. They all groaned. Cruz greeted Isley and startled her. She inquired about the plant in the pot. Isley said it's name was Phil and he complained if she left him home alone. Cruz talked about her peace lily that she forgot to water often. Isley told her she and Phil preferred to eat alone because photosynthesis was most optimal in silence. Cruz droned about how she liked silence, too. Isley took Phil and went to the quad to get more sunlight. Cruz thought that went well. In science class, Cruz told Isley they were lab partners. Isley stated she had an agreement with the teacher that she didn't do lab partners. Cruz promised it would be a blast. Isley's chemicals exploded.
Isley opened her locker and found a note left by Cruz that read, "Roses are red, violets are blue, I would really like to be best friends with you!" Isley was disgusted and closed her locker only to be spooked by Cruz. Isley stated violets were not blue, it was an unfounded stereotype. While Isley used the bathroom, Cruz tried talking to her from the stall over. She asked Isley if her shoes were made from sustainable rubber. Isley stormed off. During P.E. class, the students ran laps. Cruz caught up to Isley and invited her to the community garden this weekend. Isley told her to leave her alone and kept running faster but Cruz kept chasing after her. Cruz promised it would be fun. The girls watched from the stands. Danvers thought it had gone on long enough. They staged an intervention and lured Cruz to a classroom with a fake ad about orphaned puppies. Diana Prince admitted it was a clever ruse then told her Isley was not exhibiting signs of receptive to her amicable advances.
Cruz was oblivious and believed they were chatting all day and were becoming quite close actually. Zee Zatara shook Cruz and yelled at her to wake up and smell reality because she wasn't into her. Cruz calmly pushed Zatara off her and left the room. Gordon thought the intervention went well. Cruz set up a table at the school's front entrance and tried to drum up volunteers to help her save an ancient tree from being destroyed and prevent another Lexbucks Coffeehouse from being built. There were no takers. Cruz sat on the pavement and sighed. Isley noticed and asked Cruz if it was all true. Cruz confirmed. Isley asked to come along. Cruz' demeanor changed and she excitedly stood up. Isley asked what the plan was. They chained themselves to the tree. Isley noticed the removal notice stated the tree was going down the next day at 5 am. By night, Isley was angry. Isley screamed for Cruz to stop as she sang her version of the Star-Spangled Banner.
Cruz admitted she got the date wrong but Isley shushed her and revealed she was waiting all night for the tree to speak. Cruz didn't understand. Isley stated he wanted to tell a story. Cruz played along. Isley relayed the tree's life story out loud. It lived for centuries and cared for others then became the king of the forest for 300 years until man drove off the animals, killed the other trees, and built a city that became Metropolis. Isley asserted he now was the one that needed protection. Isley summoned vines to attack the demolition crew. A car was launched up in the air. Cruz made a trimmer construct and cut the chain. She discovered Isley was gone. Cruz switched to Green Lantern and made a shield. She was surprised to see Poison Ivy. Ivy launched three workers into the air. Lantern made a mattress construct to cushion their landing. Ivy told her to stay out of the conflict. As more vines appeared. Lantern sliced them down. The vines grabbed jack hammers but Lantern made a brick wall.
Lantern vowed she wouldn't let the workers get hurt. The vines were relentless and Lantern was started to stagger. Ivy had the bulldozer lifted up and she had the vine throw it at the crew. Lantern made a shovel construct and batted the bulldozer away. The bulldozer ended up in the center of the tree, to Ivy's horror. The tree split in half and both sides fell to the ground. Ivy was reduced to tears and blamed Green Lantern for killing the tree. She declared she was unworthy of the color of life and vowed to make her pay. Ivy disappeared down a hole in the ground. The tree was chopped into logs and hauled away. Isley returned and declared people were a lost cause. Cruz stopped her and looked at an acorn. They planted it together. Cruz stated there was no such thing as a lost cause. Isley smiled. Cruz put her arm around Isley and believed it was the beginning of a beautiful friendship. Isley shoved her away and warned her not to push it. A sapling emerged from the acorn.
The Super Hero Girls traced vandals to a warehouse in Sinister Slum. They burst inside and blindly attacked five figures until Green Lantern made a lasso construct and snagged all of them. To the girls' surprise, an axe construct appeared and chopped a section of the lasso. Supergirl had enough and pushed the roll up door upwards to let sunlight in. The girls met a team of teenage super hero boys named Da Invincibros, comprised of Green Lantern, Flash, Aqualad, Hawkman, and Green Arrow. Bumblebee was confused there were two Green Lanterns. Zatanna thought Green Lantern knew them, but she only knew the other Lantern. He then accused them of being the vandals. Wonder Woman called him a deceiver and claimed they were the vandals. Lantern was amused and called Green Lantern by her first name, asking what was up with Wonder Woman. Green Lantern was annoyed and resorted to pig Latin to get him to stop. Aqualad realized she was Jessica Cruz. She then outed Lantern as Hal Jordan.
In the race to the next location, Jordan used a skateboard construct to ride hand rails. Cruz used a trampoline construct. Jordan called a double fault and made a tennis net. Cruz hopped it and made a treadmill construct under Jordan. After she ran past, he realized he was running in place. He made a pole and vaulted to her. He suggested she use Green Lantern Girl, Green Lantern-ette, or Green Lantern Babe to clear up the confusion of their shared hero name. They hopped cars stuck in traffic then ran past an elderly woman feeding wild pigeons. Cruz was annoyed and told him he better hope she never caught up to him. Instead of vandals, the threat was the return of General Zod, Ursa, and Non. The Green Lanterns took support roles rather than fight and used their rings to make giant hands to save a bus full of civilians then they made grappling hooks to hold the portal back to the Phantom Zone open so the others could eject Zod, Ursa, and Non through.
Starro rampaged through the city. The Super Hero Girls responded and tried to restrain it by grabbing each appendage but Batgirl walked away to take a call. Starro chased them. Green Lantern tried to pull Zatanna free of Starro but all three were propelled backwards like a rubber band. The girls traded blasts with it and were barely able to send Starro to another dimension with the crystals. On Harleen Quinzel's first day, Quinzel presented her new flower and blew Cruz off her chair with a huge burst of water. The girls took Quinzel on a tour of the city, mostly out of respect for Gordon. Cruz fed pigeons at a park but Quinzel ran through and scared them off. Gordon started to realize they didn't want to hang out with Quinzel. They tried to deny it but Gordon used the Lasso of Truth on them. They all thought Quinzel was the worst. Catwoman's crew eventually got the Super Hero Girls' attention. Star Sapphire blasted heart constructs at Green Lantern who swatted them away with a racket construct.
Zatanna and Green Lantern were forced back to back using shields to defend against Sapphire and Livewire. Harley planted a bomb near them. Things took a turn against the Super Hero Girls but Batgirl then the police arrived. The girls made amends. Green Lantern wanted everyone to promise no more splitting up, especially with Catwoman and her crew on the loose. Karen Beecher stumbled on Harley's plan to blow up the bridge. After failing to get Barbara Gordon's help, Beecher left Burrito Bucket and ran into Cruz, who was protesting the franchise. She drafted Beecher into her cause and handed her a stack of fliers about saving the cows. She misunderstood Beecher and thought she made an eloquent speech about mankind blowing up the bridge between man and animal. She saw a man walk by with burrito buckets and chased after him with pamphlets. Zatanna later found her, told about the bombs, and the girls backed up Bumblebee on the bridge. Cruz realized what she meant then trapped Poison Ivy and Catwoman in a prison construct. The teams regrouped and charged at each other.
With reservations, Cruz brought her mother's van to help transport Catwoman and Harley's bodies after Katana took their souls. She pointed out she wasn't even allowed to let her friends ride in it, much less soulless supervillains. She stopped and scolded Supergirl for painting Catwoman's face with Zatanna's red lipstick. Batgirl told everyone to relax because all they had to do was hide two bodies at her house. Giganta's body fell on top of the van. Lantern glumly made a van construct and drove. The girls dragged and carried the villains up to Batgirl's bedroom. Lantern scolded Supergirl for spraying Sapphire's hair into a super spiky do. Bumblebee realized Ivy was missing. Lantern panicked about leaving Ivy on the van roof rack, ran out to get her, and came back.
Jessica Cruz volunteered at the Metropolis Animal Shelter and helped out on Adopt-a-Pet Day. The lead volunteer gathered everyone and announced they should try to beat last year's goal of three adoptions. Cruz stood up and suggested they should get all the pets adopted. Everyone stared blankly at her. One month old Mittens the kitten was given to Granny. Cruz switched Flooferson and Fluffington around and got them adopted. She got Garth Bernstein to adopt a fish. A cockatoo was adopted by a young man with a similar mohawk. A boy got four turtles of varying sizes. A rabbit, a snake, and a ferret also got adopted. During clean up, the lead admitted he thought she had a real gift for pairing animals with families. Cruz believed there was a perfect owner for every pet and it was up to them to find them. Cruz put a carrier away but some lights switched on. She noticed there was one animal left but there was caution tape all over his cage. The animal's name was Dexter.
The other volunteers told her to back away if she knew what was good for her. One girl admitted she thought Dexter was sweet until the day she fed him dry cat food. She lowered a sleeve and revealed scratch marks all over her arm. The lead revealed he called him "Dexy" once and got his stomach all scratched up. Another girl brought up the time Monica touched his tail. Monica, an incoherent mess, repeated "Here kitty, kitty" and meowed. Cruz chuckled and pointed out he was just a cat. The lead clarified he was a bad cat and it was almost his "time" anyway. Cruz refused to leave it alone and tried to get him adopted. A mother and son came by. The boy made the mistake of grabbing Dexter's tail. He went into a frenzy. They ran off. Dexter dragged Cruz as he ran around destroying carriers and signs. She finally lost her grip on his leash. He charged at her. The lead suddenly landed in front of her and wrapped Dexter in a blanket. He stated no one on Earth was going to adopt him. Cruz was still determined. Cruz believed Dexter needed an owner with a strong will and a leader to follow. She drove to Metropolis High and asked Diana Prince if she was interested.
Prince accepted the call to help Dexter and boasted how she cared for others' animal companions on Themyscira and even became known as the "Minotaur Whisperer." She began to sneeze. Cruz realized she was allergic to cats. Dexter knew this, too, and brushed his tail on her nose. She collapsed. He perched atop her face. Prince clenched her fists and demanded his removal. Cruz shifted gears to finding a traditional family environment. She drove to Barbara Gordon's house. Gordon always wanted a cat and renamed him "Batkitten." Cruz wondered why not "Batcat" but Gordon informed her that was just dumb. Dexter climbed up a bookcase filled with Gordon's Batman collectibles then pushed them off. Gordon barely caught each one. He then pushed one off that took her 32 hours to complete. She missed and it shattered. Cruz shifted gears to find a real animal lover. Garth Bernstein asked if Dexter was cool with fish. He ate the newly adopted fish. She took Dexter to Hal Jordan next. He agreed to take him. Thinking he was a dog, he vowed to teach him to catch a tennis ball and let him do his thing on a few hydrants.
As soon as Jordan took him inside, Dexter went into a frenzy. Chairs, a HDTV, football, and laundry were tossed outside. Cruz decided to cast a wider net and took him to a pet store. Jimmy Olsen helped take photos. Dexter was dressed up like a newsboy. A crowd gathered and advanced upon him. Dexter's anger reached a boiling point and attracted a power ring from the Red Lantern Corps. Dexter could now speak English and emerged a Red Lantern. He renamed himself "Dex-Starr" and revealed members of the Corps were chosen from the angriest beings in the universe and their rings were fueled by the red light of rage. Cruz thought the bowtie was too much. Cruz tried to come up with a strategy with Olsen but realized he already ran away. Dex-Starr declared he was not a nice kitty and vomited a lava-like substance that melted anything it touched. Cruz dove at the last second and told everyone to run out the back door.
Dex-Starr listed off the things that angered him: wearing collars, eating kibble, and being forced into a forever home. He declared his forever home was suffering and pain. He vomited again. Cruz pulled down a display to shield herself then ran. They got into a cat-and-mouse situation. He eventually cut her path off. She leaped over him as he vomited and changed into Green Lantern. She demanded his ring. He refused and swore she would pay for her crimes against felinity. He vomited. She made a carrier construct to catch it all. She dangled a cat toy construct. He cooed and played with it but got frustrated. He slashed all the kitty litter bags then flew in a circle at high speed to spread it around the store. Cruz struggled to breath as he baited her with his ring. She found the exit and ran outside for air. Dex-Starr teased it was soon her "time" then the whole stinking planet would be his forever home. He powered up and charged.
Cruz made a blanket construct, wrapped him, and grabbed his tail. He went into a frenzy and sped about, melting the sign pole, Jessica's van, and light poles then blew up the store. Cruz managed to get his ring off and de-powered him. She still felt bad for him and decided to adopt him herself. Back at her home, she petted him and asked if she was the perfect owner. He slapped his food dish away. She found him funny. Cruz made a recycle bin construct for all the rejected ideas for Supergirl's new codename until she chose "Powergirl" at last. The new fame went to her head. Cruz told her Supergirl was a hero who did to help people, not become famous, and she didn't deserve to be treated terribly in Livewire's memoir. Cruz placed Supergirl's folded costume atop the book. During a battle with Livewire, Powergirl remembered Cruz's words and rallied against her as both Powergirl and Supergirl.
Mr. Chapin proctored the Friday Home Ec class. Not knowing anything about Home Ec, he looked online and picked an egg challenge because it was the first thing he saw. He gave the class the task of keeping the egg safe until Monday and assigned pairs. Isley was paired with Cruz. Cruz hugged Isley very hard. Cruz couldn't wait to spend the whole weekend hanging out with Isley and protecting the egg. Isley quickly ate the egg. With Batgirl out of town for the weekend, the Super Hero Girls called on Catwoman to help them infiltrate the Lexcorp Tower so they could steal the Book of Eternity and prevent its misuse. Lantern was uneasy with committing a crime. Green Lantern's role was to pose as a waitress and scan a fingerprint off his drink. During the heist, she kept dropping or losing his drinks until she lost patience and snatched it with a hand construct. Luthor waited for them in his secret lair and easily defeated them thanks to the Book of Eternity. Lantern was exposed to a yellow colored gas and passed out. In the end, Catwoman freed the girls and they destroyed a meteor before it hit the city.
Jessica Cruz took Barbara Gordon, Pamela Isley, Garth Bernstein, Hal Jordan, and Karen Beecher to her parents' cabin for a weekend retreat. Cruz informed Gordon and everyone else they were roughing it with no technology or super powers. Cruz and Jordan put their power rings in a sack, Bernstein put in his phone, and Beecher and Gordon put all their tech inside. Gordon pouted. Cruz reminded everyone Isley was with them so they couldn't use their powers even if they wanted to. Isley was horrified and angered by the murder of plant life by everyone. Cruz mistakenly offered her a veggie-kabob. Isley ran off into the forest and summoned Plant Zombies from the ground of various sizes and shapes. Cruz chided Jordan for not being more welcoming. Annoyed with Gordon's attempt to scare everyone with a spooky story, Cruz went to the cabin to get more marshmallows. The Plant Zombies attacked the others. Beecher, Gordon, and Jordan made it to the cabin. They closed the windows and locked the door. Cruz asked them where the gluten free graham crackers went.
They told her zombies were attacking and trying to steal their souls. Cruz didn't believe their story and opened the door partially. A zombie reached its hand in. Cruz closed the door and relocked it. They began barricading the door but the hand on Jordan's leg mutated him into a plant zombie, too. Zombie Hal Jordan kept asking for a sandwich. Cruz threw Gordon a push broom. Gordon bashed his head but had no affect. Gordon believed he was completely brain dead in his new form. Cruz asked how they could tell. Jordan's arms extended and grabbed them but Beecher jammed a bucket over his head. He stuttered around blind and walked into a closet. They shut the door and Cruz put a push broom to lock up. The zombies' vines began to creep into the cabin. To make matters worse, everyone's equipment and weapons were in a sack hanging from a tree outside Cruz' mom's minivan very far away and between it and the cabin were all the hordes of Plant Zombies. Cruz implored Beecher and Gordon to improvise. They made makeshift armor and weapons using what they could find in the kitchen.
Cruz tied a cutting board around her chest and took a frying pan. Beecher remembered Cruz was a pacifist. Cruz stated she was also a vegan and ate plants for breakfast. Cruz witnessed one regrow its arm then used more force to knock it out. Cruz made a run for the sack and jumped off the minivan roof. She reached the sack but was pulled down into the horde. Poison Ivy was satisfied, declared it was the glory of nature, and began walking home. Cruz managed to find her power ring and turned into Green Lantern then completely decimated the horde of Plant Zombies with a large chainsaw construct. On the drive back to the city, they came upon Isley. Isley was shocked they were still alive. Some time later, Cruz braked all of a sudden because she remembered they forgot about Hal Jordan.
Cruz had a nightmare that took place in the school library. Zee Zatara found her while she chased after Fuseli, the perpetrator. He pointed out types like her had a gold mine of fears and insecurities if you dug deep enough. A female voice told Cruz she wasn't good enough. Books with teeth starting flying around telling Cruz she was weak and useless. Fuseli joked they sounded like his ex. The bookshelves closed in around Cruz. Zatara tried to cast but could not. Fuseli teleported around and revealed her she had no power in nightmares. The bookshelves started to close in around Zatara but she got an idea and opened a portal to her dream. Cruz and the others woke up after Zatanna pulled Fuseli to the real world.
Beecher and the others liked Casey Krinsky after she got them coveted tots for lunch and later kittens. They didn't believe Zatara's claims she was crazy obsessed with her. Things got worse when Krinsky revealed her super power to steal the powers of her victim. She took on Zatara's appearance and the girls were none the wiser. Things got even worse when they all went to the secret headquarters. Krinsky realized they were the Super Hero Girls and stole their powers and costumes, too, and left them powerless and weak until Zatara tricked her into going back to normal. Jessica Cruz was hired by Alfred Pennyworth to babysit at Dick Grayson's birthday party. She convinced Beecher to work with her. On the day, she picked up Beecher at Gordon's house. In the ride over, Beecher looked at Dick Grayson's birthday party invite and told Cruz she never babysat any children before. Cruz admitted it could be tough to keep things under control but advised her that kids crave guidance. She drove over a little bridge to the client's property.
Cruz claimed as long as they acted like the adult and proudly stated she had a rare and coveted five-star review on MetropoSits.com. The gates opened. Beecher realized they were at Wayne Manor East. Cruz was in her own world and thought Beecher was amazed about her rating. Cruz rang the doorbell and told Beecher not to be nervous. Pennyworth answered the door. Beecher was speechless. He welcomed them to the manor. Pennyworth took Cruz and Beecher to meet Grayson. He and his friends quickly lined up. Pennyworth introduced Grayson, Kory, Victor, Garfield, and Rachel. Cruz introduced herself then Beecher and wished Grayson a happy birthday. He thanked her. Wayne called out for Pennyworth to get the "Bruce-mobile" ready. Pennyworth paused in the doorway and suggested some guidelines to Cruz and Beecher, including the children should not be permitted in the wast wing, flotation devices are by the pool already pre-inflated, the safety latches on cabinets must be used, and no sugar for Kory because it doesn't particularly agree with her. Cruz got all on of on a notepad while Beecher blanked. He wished them good luck then sped off.
Cruz and Beecher turned around and saw the children in costume. Grayson, now Robin, declared they were the Tween Titans. The Titans caused a ruckus. Cruz acknowledged they might have powers. Beecher asserted they did, too, but Cruz stopped her from changing into Bumblebee. She claimed they didn't know any better and they were the adults. Robin rode a levitated vase like a cowboy on a bull. Cruz stressed they only needed the power of patience, understanding, and wisdom to give to all children, super or otherwise, plenty of freedom to express themselves. Beecher noted her mother said kids needed boundaries. A portal appeared and a piano fell through it and crashed to the floor. Cruz thought Beecher was being naive. Cyborg transformed into a steam roller. Cruz believed boundaries kept things from growing. Starfire did aerial cartwheels. Beast Boy turned into a dog and ate a shoe. Cruz instructed Beecher to treat them with love and they would fall right in line. She demonstrated and called out to them. The Titans paused. Beast Boy landed in Cruz's arms and licked her face.
Cruz felt validated children loved it when adults tried to connect with them. She asked Raven about her feelings. Raven looked up from her book and told them in the dark realm of Azarath, her babysitter was a deceitful eight-legged Spider Gorgon. Cruz decided they bonded enough and suggested party games. Robin was first to try to hit the star shaped pinata. Cruz concluded redirecting kids' naturally high energy kept them under control and earned their respect and gratitude. Robin lifted up the blindfold so he could see with one eye. He opted to whack the other Titans: Beast Boy then Starfire then Raven's book then the eager Cyborg. Cruz ran past them, took the bat, and broke the pinata open. Candy spilled out. Beecher remembered a rule and tackled Starfire before she could eat any candy. Starfire frowned. Beecher suggested it was time for another game. Cruz agreed but they had to clean up the mess first. Raven shared in that in the dark realm, children who made messes were fed to the demons. Cruz was happy she volunteered and complimented her for being mature. She handed her a broom and told her to come outside and join them when she was done.
Cyborg was challenged to prove he could do a cannonball from space into the swimming pool. Cruz and Beecher raced to the fifth floor but watched as Cyborg took off with his rocket boots and performed his cannonball. He generated a gigantic tidal wave and pushed all the water out of the pool. Beast Boy turned into a dolphin then a fish and slapped Cruz's head. Beast Boy dared Cyborg to turn into a jet ski. The Titans rode him around. Cruz got between them and the Greenhouse of Glass and announced it was time for the birthday cake. Cruz tried to get them to sit nicely and quietly but they demanded the cake. Starfire burst out the cake with her mouth full. The sugar rush got to her and she unleashed a massive starbolt wave bigger than the manor itself. Beecher asked if it was time for powers. Cruz confirmed. Beast Boy turned into monkey and swiped their pendant and power ring. He landed on Starfire's face as she ate more cake. Beecher had it and screamed they were on time out. The Titans tied them up and hung them upside down above a portal in the foyer.
Cruz apologized to Beecher. Beecher tried to tell it was okay but Cruz knew better. Her MetropoSits rating will tank. Beecher observed Robin giving her locket to Cyborg and told Cruz it was time to stop acting like adults and stoop to the Titans' level. She dared Cyborg into getting past the mega hi-tech locking mechanism in her locket. Cyborg connected to the locket. Robin flicked Cruz's power ring into the portal. Cyborg unlocked the portal. The Bumblebee suit flew out to Beecher. She flew off and grabbed the ring in time then put it on Cruz. She made a pair of giant safety scissors to cut herself down then made a surfboard construct. She declared it was time to put the babies to bed. They didn't take kindly to being called babies. Cyborg turned into a motorcycle and Robin rode him in a showdown with Green Lantern in a hallway. At the last second, Lantern trapped them in a bouncy house construct. Starfire threw starbolts but Lantern made a shield construct then sent a cute teddy bear construct to her. She was elated and hugged it.
Lantern fired a giant twister construct at the Titans. Bumblebee tossed their clothes into the twister. Lantern made a giant cradle construct for them then Bumblebee threw baby bottles into their mouths. They rocked the cradle and the Titans fell asleep. The Titans were successfully transferred to a real bed. Pennyworth, Wayne, and the crew returned but the manor was still a wreck. Cruz and Beecher had no idea what to do. Raven sleepwalked and appeared behind them. She stated in the dark realm, displays of respect and affection were considered symptoms of sleep walking. She cast and the manor was restored to normal. Pennyworth stepped in and was amazed. It even looked cleaner than when they left. Wayne tossed a huge stack of money to Beecher and continued on. Pennyworth asked Cruz and Beecher if he could book them for next Saturday. They hightailed it.
Lois Lane came up with a new story about uncovering the secret identities of the Super Hero Girls to get her internship at the Daily Planet. Jessica Cruz happened to be in the office and freaked out. During lunch, Cruz told the other girls about Lois Lane's new story idea to find out the Super Hero Girls' secret identities. Danvers wasn't concerned. Cruz pointed out how tenacious Lane could be until she got her story then told them they would no longer have any privacy, news and villains would hound them, and their parents would blow up. Zatara told Cruz she was right about Lane and called her a word wizard whose unassuming charms matched her own. Beecher jumped into a recycle bin and hyperventilated into her sack. Cruz realized they couldn't let Lane talk to anyone else. Zatara agreed but saw her talking to Hal Jordan. Jordan spelled out his name to her but she was pretty sure his last name ended in A-N. He was surprised. The girls zipped over to them and took Jordan away to talk about some "school stuff." Cruz collared Jordan by the stairs.
Zatara grilled him. Cruz pointed out she was against violence but was willing to make an exception. Jordan assured them Lane asked some very pointed questions then slowly slid Cruz away from him and revealed the questions were about the Zod incident. He emphasized that he recommended her to Barry Allen. They found Allen. He said Lane asked him about his job at Sweet Justice and if he was there when it got destroyed. He noted it was the same day he met them and the Super Hero Girls. Cruz asked him if he specifically said they were there right before the Super Hero Girls showed up. Allen couldn't remember but remembered Lane wrote it all down real fast. Beecher continued to hyperventilate. None of their ideas to throw Lane off the trail worked. The girls sulked at Sweet Justice. Danvers asked Cruz why she didn't warn them about Lois Lane. Cruz was livid and recalled she did a "zillion" times. Cruz lamented she would have to leave the space sector to Hal Jordan. They slipped away and defeated Killer Moth and its Moth-Monster army. Lane killed her story upon remembering they did a lot of good for the city.
Cruz went on a nature hike with the other girls but Beecher was absent. Cruz called up Beecher and discovered she was a bus stop. Cruz felt bad for Beecher because she got up so early and still couldn't make it to the hike. Green Lantern and the rest of the girls helped free Supergirl from Ra's Al Ghul's Red Kryptonite and mind control song. Lantern tried using non-violent methods to stop her from attacking who she thought was Up Past 8 by creating a giant trampoline construct to dull her approach and a parachute construct to draw her away from the stage. The girls concluded a study session at the Metropolis Library. During cleanup, Gordon realized they had Prince's bag. They got into Cruz's van and went to drop it off but nobody knew where she lived. Gordon used her phone to pinpoint Prince at Centennial Park and admitted she put trackers on everyone. She was met with glares. Danvers asked her to not be creepy for once. Gordon tracked her to a giant tree in Centennial Park. Prince was camped atop the tree and greeted the girls. They convinced her to try living with one of them.
Jessica Cruz took Prince to her home. Prince was surprised by the multitude of pets inside. Cruz explained she and her family adopted all kinds of animals in need, even a stray friend this time. She showed her to the living room. Prince asked where the dying room was. Cruz showed her the bathroom. Prince noticed there was only one toilet whereas school had many. Cruz explained houses had just one usually. Prince stated she would not fight her for the porcelain throne and submitted. Cruz suggested an alternative that Prince use this one and she would use the downstairs one. She left Prince alone to go pick up her parents at the airport and suggested she run a bath, make a snack, and relax. Cruz and her moms came home to a catastrophe. The refrigerator was wide open and stuff was melted, her sack was on top of a potted plant leaning over, and the dishwasher was stuffed with Prince's weapons and burst open. In the meantime, Prince hand turned a huge ham over the over stove top. Specks started falling down. They looked up.
The bath tub and tons of water dropped down through the ceiling. Prince added she ran a bath like Cruz suggested. The Cruzes were dumbfounded. Jessica Cruz laughed nervously. Hal Jordan almost made it through Valentine's Day without seeing her. While traversing the halls inside a rolling trash bin, he was startled by Jessica Cruz. She quickly caught on that he was scared of Carol Ferris. He warned her not to say Ferris' name out loud. She was upset to learn it was also the day he broke up with her by text. He didn't see what the big deal was. He shrieked at the sight of Ferris down the hall. To Jordan's surprise, Ferris walked over to her new boyfriend, Thaal Sinclair. He swatted his handshake away and told Ferris he decided to take her back. Everyone in the hall gasped. Cruz face palmed. Hal Jordan went to the Metropolis Animal Shelter to vent his frustrations about Carol Ferris and her new boyfriend while Jessica Cruz did her volunteer work. Jordan considered Thaal Sinclair was possibly more romantic than him.
Cruz paired a cute dog with a girl. Cruz stated she didn't want anything to do with him and Ferris and their stupid drama. Jordan pondered and agreed with her, he should change who he was to win her back. He thanked Cruz for being a real pal and ran off. Cruz groaned. Carol Ferris later found Jessica Cruz in the Metropolis Library and begged her for help. Whispering, Cruz clarified she wanted her to help deal with Hal Jordan. She caved and agreed to talk to him. She squealed and hugged her, and called her a real pal. Cruz face slammed the desk and groaned. While playing mini-golf with Hal Jordan, Jessica Cruz attempted to talk to him about Carol Ferris. Jordan cut her off and agreed with her, he should lay it all on the line and be a man if her were to get her back. He clung to Ferris' leg sobbing and begging her to take him back. He admitted she was the best thing that ever happened to him. Cruz ran over and apologized.
Ferris came clean that it was an elaborate ruse to get Jordan to clean up his act and come crawling back to her. Sinclair came clean that he was actually a former bro of Jordan's in the Green Lantern Corps, Sinestro, and he craved revenge for being ghosted. Sinestro readied the final blow and declared he would hit him where it hurt him the most, stealing his real girlfriend Jessica Cruz. Cruz shouted back that she wasn't. Sinestro fired rose constructs at her. She ran behind a pirate ship, changed into Green Lantern, and made giant shear constructs to clip the roses. Sinestro was shocked she rejected his flowers and made a giant box of chocolates construct. She made a trash can construct to catch the chocolates. Sapphire felt validated at Sinestro's statement and was infuriated she stole her real and fake boyfriends. Cruz made a shield to block her arrows then hid an igloo with Jordan. She declared it was the dumbest thing he dragged her into. Suddenly Dex-Starr arrived and melted the igloo with his lava.
Dex reveled in her mistake of leaving that chair too close to the counter where he recovered his power ring. She made a wheelbarrow construct and hid under it with Jordan. Sinestro and Sapphire also fired on them. Cruz told Jordan it was his fault. They lifted up the wheelbarrow and flew away. Jordan didn't understand how it was his fault. They dove behind a giant cheeseburger. She told him to apologize and hope they forgave him. Jordan understood he had to take responsibility. He made a flag construct and waved it then apologized. They all gasped. Jordan added they had every right to be made at him because it was his fault for being so awesome. Cruz couldn't believe it. Jordan explained to Sapphire that if he wasn't such a cool guy, she would never have fallen for him. He didn't mean to be so charming and irresistible. He explained to Sinestro that if he wasn't so super cool and fun to hang out with, he wouldn't have taken it so hard when he ditched him.
Jordan wasn't sure why Dex hated him and said he was sorry he was such a terrible cat. Cruz was impressed at how badly he missed her point. Jordan chuckled at his brilliance. Sinestro, Sapphire, and Dex fired three arm constructs at once at Jordan and pulled him to them for a big group hug. Cruz was disgusted. Sapphire was impressed Jordan showed a new vulnerable and sensitive side. Sinestro declared only a true bro would humble himself so much. Dex liked how he always tasted like steak sauce. Sinestro offered to buy him an ice cream. They glided away on a rainbow of their spectrums. Cruz stopped them with hand construct and asked Jordan if he seriously didn't learn anything. Jordan contended he learned the greatest lesson of all, he didn't need to change himself to make people love him, being himself was enough. Cruz admitted that was a really good lesson but he was still such a jerk. Sinestro took offense to that and Sapphire declared only she could call him that. Jordan calmed them down and figured she would get there someday. They continued on. Cruz groaned and facepalmed.
During a battle with a big humanoid monster, Green Lantern was paired with Green Lantern. In response to a building on fire, she was paired with Flash. After Diana Prince presented her new pet, Jessica Cruz seemed to be the only one who was concerned it was a griffin. The next day, Prince sneaked him to school. She asked Prince if she was sure about having a pet because that was a big responsibility. Danvers reminded her Diana Prince could handle anything. Diana Prince smuggled a bigger Steve into Metropolis High School in her back pack. She tried to act normal but the girls saw right through her awkward facade. Cruz realized she brought Steve and thought Prince lost her mind and pointed out the trouble she would get if Mr. Chapin found out. Mr. Chapin asked them what he was going to find out. They quickly feigned innocence. He gestured he was watching them and walked away. Prince assured Cruz that Steve was well-behaved. She discovered her back pack was empty and there was a big hole in it.
Steve ran past Chapin undetected as he took a drink from a water fountain. Steve entered the science lab and swallowed Hammy whole. Beecher sighed and fainted. Cruz was stern and ordered Steve to drop the hamster. Steve groaned and spit Hammy out. Cruz wanted Prince to admit Steve was no ordinary pet and a wild beast. Prince wasn't hearing it and stated he was the perfect pet. She hugged him. Prince admitted he just needed a little discipline.
One night, Wonder Woman called up Batgirl to recruit her for a mission to stop Mr. Freeze from causing mayhem in town. Green Lantern made herself a construct of a surf board instead of flying on her own. Batgirl ended up the first on the scene and was joined by Wonder Woman, Supergirl, Zatanna, Bumblebee, and Green Lantern then they charged Mr. Freeze. During lunch period, Jessica Cruz and Karen Beecher found Diana Prince in the cafeteria texting Barbara Gordon. They misinterpreted Gordon's texts. Prince thought she was eating at a new organic restaurant. Cruz was elated she became a vegan and thought all those pamphlets she gave her were finally read. In reality Batgirl was battling Poison Ivy and her giant vines outside. Prince thought vegans were from another planet. Cruz laughed and admitted she didn't have much luck with the other Green Lanterns. Prince thought the sad face meant the restaurant wasn't good. Cruz speculated the rats were back in the kitchen again or eat something bad or the MSG made her bloated. Prince eventually realized she meant Ivy. They turned around and saw Batgirl pressed up against the window.
Jessica Cruz and Diana Prince staged an intervention when Barbara Gordon's hoarding began cluttering the base up. Cruz created a banner that read "Intervention" and told Gordon it would be hard but she had a disease, hoarding. Gordon was concerned. They started going through the clutter for what to throw away. Gordon refused to throw away her night vision goggles, jet powered skates, Bat Shark Repellent, and cat brush. Cruz and Prince sighed then pointed to a pile of old food. Gordon determined it was fresh meat loaf but couldn't bring herself to taking a bite. She promised to clean up. Cruz and Prince were sucked up into a tube. Gordon felt better then sat down and watched TV. Cruz helped Prince to trick Danvers into revealing she was already healed from Kryptonite exposure following Metallo's defeat. Cruz and Beecher pretended to check up on Danvers then Wonder Woman burst in claiming Doomsday was attacking the city. After they left, Danvers flew out on her costume. The other girls were gathered on the roof. Wonder Woman asked her if she was feeling better.
Hal Jordan woke up at 7 am and saw he got a text from Cruz. She reminded him it was picture day. Jessica Cruz was in a rush to get to school for picture day but she couldn't ignore her environmental responsibility. Cruz found a piece of trash on the sidewalk outside a cafe and saw a trail of trash on the street left by a trio of children. She made garbage bag constructs and filled ten total then threw them into a dumpster. She caught Tommy throwing a plastic water bottle away and tried to lecture him but he left without her noticing. She leaned into the trash bin to get the bottle but it rolled away with her face in. It rolled downhill into traffic. People tossed their trash in as she passed by. A glass bottle from a driver and a banana peel from a bicyclist. She even inadvertently kicked a backpack into the face of a bully on a school bus. The bin somehow brought her right to school. Luckily, a driver swerved out of the way. The bin climbed a rail and went right in through the front entrance and past the line of students waiting to take their photograph for the yearbook.
Garth Bernstein was bumped off of the stool as he posed for another attempt. Cruz stood up just in time holding the bottle and took the photograph instead. Her photo was mistakenly used as Bernstein's in the yearbook. Later in the day, Cruz sneaked up behind Jordan and spooked him. Jordan was relieved it was just Cruz and apologized. He mentioned he had to figure out how to block someone on his phone. Cruz showed him how. Carol Ferris suddenly stormed to them and pushed the doors open, livid she was blocked. She saw Cruz and accused her of trying to steal him again and threw a punch. Cruz ducked and Jordan was decked across the room instead. He somehow landed on the stool and posed in a daze while Cruz and Ferris fought. He was punched at least once more before the photographer finally took a photo. Gordon and Cruz cheered Prince on at Sweet Justice's annual pie-eating contest. Prince lost control and began eating all the left over pies even after she was declared the winner. Gordon and Cruz tried to pry her away from the table.
Cruz lost her driving privileges after her mom's van was damaged in an incident involving Giganta. Cruz used her life savings to get the van fixed up and promised her mother she would not let it get scratched ever again. She got permission to drive it for a week. On Monday, Cruz picked up Gordon at a bus stop. Gordon starting pressing and pulling everything, thinking there were secret gadgets installed. Cruz informed her it was just a van. Gordon was shocked she didn't at least install grappling hooks. She tried the door handle but it broke off. On Tuesday, Beecher freaked out about speed limits, bicyclists, blind spots, and a squirrel as they sat in traffic. On Wednesday, Diana Prince used a map and gave her faulty directions. Cruz drove through Pelham Park, narrowly avoiding Tommy and his friend and a woman and her dog. Prince instructed her to go 15 paces south. Somehow, she sped past a busy intersection without getting hit. They emerged from an alley and she braked in front of Metropolis High. She slammed her head on the wheel. On Thursday, Zatara, Danvers, and Prince got into it about what music to play on the radio.
As they quibbled about jazz, metal, or classical, the radio knob came off. Cruz turned to them and warned them to settle down or she was going to turn the van around. Zatara alerted her. She braked just in time and avoided a fender bender. However, the van fell apart. The exhaust went, the bumper fell off, and the tires lost air. She had it and yelled at everyone to leave. On Friday, Cruz exited Metropolis High only to be surprised. The girls restored her mother's van back to normal. She hugged them all at the same time then offered a ride. The van wouldn't start. They chattered about checking the transmission, if there was any gas in the tank, and what gear the van was in. Danvers asked if they were there yet. Cruz groaned.
Hal Jordan took Jessica Cruz to the best hot dog stand in the city. He told her it was all about the toppings. He informed her the perfect hot dog had ketchup, pickles, sauerkraut, and mustard. To his dismay, she ordered a not dog. A news bulletin came up on the vendor's radio warning the city of an incoming asteroid. People ran off in a panic. Jordan told the vendor to guard his hot dog with his life then ran off with Cruz. They recited their oath and flew out to space. Cruz wanted to redirect it first but Jordan impulsively formed a fist and destroyed the asteroid. Cruz couldn't believe him. Jordan was eager to go eat. She pushed him out of the way of the remnant shower he created. Everything she said made him think of a condiment or different hot dog entree like Duck Dog with Hoisin Sauce and green onion or Mutton Dogs. Cruz pointed out he turned one problem into hundreds. He simply opted to smash them and deflect them with constructs of pickles, ketchup, sauerkraut, bratwurst, corn dogs, and pigs in a blanket.
Cruz made a sack and found his strategy to be the worst. Jordan got an idea and was inspired by Cruz to make a jumbo tofu dog. It worked and the remnants bounced off it into space. Cruz was surprised and commended him for containing a disaster of his creation for once. One piece slipped past them and crashed right into the hot dog cart they were at, destroying it and Jordan's hot dog. He fell to his knees in remorse. He became more depressed after Cruz suggested a salad bar. Cruz protested a Biology class over a frog dissection. The Super Hero Girls battled Starro, a giant alien starfish conqueror. It managed to grab Wonder Woman and Batgirl. Bumblebee blasted it with her stingers, Zatanna blasted its eye, and Green Lantern lassoed an appendage with a rope construct. Wonder Woman managed to lasso another. Batgirl tried a green spray. Supergirl used her heat vision. Jimmy Olsen tried to take a photo but the camera stopped working. He tapped and shook it but nothing happened. He faced it at himself and it flashed. They all posed just in time.
Jessica Cruz told Karen Beecher she was heading to the rally outside The Lumber Shop but she was stopping for a quick healthy lunch first. She hung up and went inside Matt's Vegan Cafe. Pamela Isley saw her and conversed with her plant, Phil. Phil convinced her to go to the rally with Cruz. She remarked he was such a social butterfly. Isley observed Cruz make an order and shrieked at the murder of all the plants inside. She used her powers and grabbed the worker on duty with vines first, had a vine take away a fork and stab at a woman, chuck carrots at another woman, made Cruz' smoothie for a hand and grab at her head, a plant slammed a couple into their salads, and another vine dragged a man away who promised to never eat another salad. Isley was satisfied and decided to skip the rally and get some steaks. Cruz wrested the smoothie away but a vine pulled her behind the counter. She changed into Green Lantern and broke free.
Lantern battled the plants and threatened one with clippers but was slammed against a window. Lantern bound one and sealed a salad in a takeout carton construct. Lantern made a giant cartoon beet and it chomped the last plant. Cruz exited the cafe out of breath. She made it to the rally and told Beecher her lunch wasn't as healthy as she thought it would be. On September 19, Green Lantern and Supergirl flew from Metropolis High School to the scene of Starro's rampage. Jessica Cruz covered one of Barbara Gordon's shifts at the Burrito Bucket while she was out sick. Cruz was confident she could handle working behind the counter since she protested there enough times. She told Gordon over the phone to get better and not to worry about a thing. Shane O'Shaughnessy stated he normally wouldn't allow it and noted a mop could do a better job than Gordon. He reminded her to put on the uniform. Cruz looked in a locker and saw a dirty uniform. She declined and put on Gordon's name tag only. O'Shaughnessy advised her to familiarize herself with the menu before the lunch rush.
Cruz thought it was going to be fun being Gordon for a day then she remembered meat was a big part of the menu. An order came in for a triple meat burrito. She made a veggie bowl instead. O'Shaughnessy took the bowl to customer but she pointed out it was wrong. O'Shaughnessy stormed into the back and yelled for Gordon. Cruz corrected him. He ordered her to give the customer what they order. She continued to substitute vegetables for meat in orders. O'Shaughnessy had enough and dragged Cruz to the counter to take orders. A new customer came and asked what was the special. Cruz stalled, looked at the menu, and lied about being all out of the special. She suggested the secret special. He asked what was in it but Cruz kept it a secret. He opted for a five meat enchilada. He got a Veggie Burrito Bucket. She ordered a bucket of tomato and zucchini burritos for a woman. The customers started complaining about their orders. O'Shaughnessy yelled at her again and told her to give customers what they ordered or she and Gordon would be fired.
Cruz watched customers eating meat and sank to the floor. She couldn't bring herself to serve meat. O'Shaughnessy was amused and asked her if she thought Burrito Bucket could afford real meat. She looked over to a barrel filled with substitute meat. Cruz was ecstatic it wasn't real meat and declared burritos for all. The customers cheered. The Enviro-Beat column was a bust but Lois Lane gave Cruz another chance and she was sent to hang out with classmates and interview them for a video column. She recorded a 2:28 chat with Kara Danvers.
The girls ate lunch until Gordon picked up a museum heist on her police scanner app. Cruz advised them to hurry since there wasn't much time left in their lunch period. She projected a stop sign reading "Stop right there! We don't need to fight!" in front of Harley Quinn, Poison Ivy, and Catwoman. Ivy blew her pollen into Supergirl's super-breath and it spread to the Super Hero Girls. Lantern was unable to concentrate and work her ring. Luckily, Bumblebee used her growth tech to avoid the pollen and take back the stolen diamond. Green Lantern attached wings to it and sent it back to the museum while they rushed back to school. They bumped into Selina Kyle, Pamela Isley, and Harleen Quinzel as they headed inside. Cruz greeted Kyle and asked where she was coming from. Kyle replied they've been around and asked her but the bell rang.
On a Monday morning, the Super Hero Girls fought Giganta who sat on a highway. Green Lantern offered to share a vegan cone with her if she just walked away. She created a slide to evacuate citizens to safety while Wonder Woman restrained Giganta's hands with the Lasso of Truth. Mr. Chapin revealed the annual science fair was going to have a guest judge from Project Cadmus, Dr. Penelope Sieve. The girls went to hang out at Sweet Justice after school and after learning the news. Gordon deduced Cruz was going to do a project centered on environmental science. Cruz thought about trying to install solar panels on the school. Cruz met with everyone at Sweet Justice after Zee Zatara sent out a text. Zatara was troubled about ruining Beecher, Danvers, and Prince's projects. Cruz still invited her to help with the solar panels the next day. The next day, Zee Zatara met up with Cruz on the school's roof. Cruz unveiled solar panels infused with some Oan energy. They got to work installing them with magic and a wrench construct.
Just as Cruz talked about finding the right spot to get plenty of sunlight throughout the day, dark clouds eclipsed the Sun even though the forecast didn't predict it. Cruz wilted and asked Zatara if she wanted to go downtown with her and help her walk some shelter dogs. Zatara refused to give up. She cast a spell to shine to but the clouds only sparkled. Cruz turned into Green Lantern and made a giant Asian-styled fan to blow the clouds away but it didn't work either. Zatanna got a confusing text from Wonder Woman about cats. Green Lantern got excited and hoped it was about cat adoptions because so many needed homes and to be spayed and neutered. She made a lantern construct and they flew into the city. They noticed the Bat-signal projected on some feral cats. Batgirl looked up and shined up on them, happy they arrived. It was so dark, Lantern didn't see Bumblebee perched on her shoulder until she spoke and startled her. Wonder Woman called out to Lantern for her light. Catwoman mocked them from a roof.
An old woman called out for help. Lantern made a stair construct for Batgirl to run up to her window. Supergirl arrived and flew the woman across town. Zatanna cast a spell to immobilize Catwoman but her army of feral cats swarmed the girls. Lantern felt validated it was important to spay and neuter. Supergirl suggested harming them but Lantern shot the idea down. Instead, she made a laser light construction to divert the cats' attention. Batgirl opened an animal shelter and Lantern drew them inside then made a basket construct and trapped Catwoman. Back at Metropolis High, Green Lantern tried to make a wind power turbine construct but it failed against the cloud, too. She wilted again but Zatanna wasn't ready to give up yet and got Bumblebee to make enhanced silica gel beads to finally dissipate the cloud. Supergirl, Wonder Woman, Green Lantern, and Bumblebee were summoned to Zee Zatara by group text to help deal with Gordon's Sparrow.
Green Lantern and the others responded to Zatanna's text and battled Dr. Sieve in Metropolis High's storage room. Lantern made a sparrow construct to lift the Sieve-bot off the floor then Batgirl removed her stolen microchip. After Sieve was defeated, Green Lantern wondered who the new judge would be. At the science fair, Cruz yelled at Jordan about making a presentation about his trophies. She didn't think much of the extreme ego of making a project about his physical prowess. He was amused she noticed. While fighting the rest of the Sieve-bots, Lantern made recycle bin constructs to capture the bots with. She made a pillow construct for Sparrow after Supergirl mistook it for one of the bots and tossed it. After Zatara's school dance unveiling, Beecher was scared but Cruz promised they would get through it together. Prince speculated it was a traditional dance in preparation for a great battle. Danvers told her it was much worse that a battle. Prince thought she was alluding to a sacrifice. Cruz specified there would be no battle or sacrifice.
The night of the dance, Cruz protested the presence of meatballs while Danvers ate them. Zatara later cast a spell to make the meatballs and Cruz's sign vanish. She told them it was dance so they should be dancing. Livewire crashed the dance and forced everyone to keep dancing with a special frequency. Bumblebee was unable to stop dancing long enough to aim and shot her stingers all over. Green Lantern placed Bumblebee in a music box construct for her own protection. Wonder Woman twirled Livewire away. Green Lantern formed a tire construct around Livewire's waist and ended the incident. At the Fall Festival, Jessica Cruz protested the artificial formation of corn into rows. She lamented some of the corn damaged by Harley Quinn's pumpkins. Jessica Cruz held a dog adoption fair on the track field at Metropolis High. Donations collected from the fair would go towards keeping the local animal shelter open. The other girls took time out to help out.
Hal Jordan asked if there was a dog around who was extremely good-looking and charismatic like him. Cruz believed there were some total dogs for a total dog. Jordan became scared and hid behind a dog after Carol Ferris arrived. Ferris was too smitten with Princess Stella to be angry with Jordan and Cruz as she usually was. She claimed he was lucky she found something more adorable than him and asked for the adoption papers. Beecher asked Cruz what do with all the cats. Cruz was confused. There were suddenly cats everywhere annoying the dogs. Catwoman made her presence known. The girls went behind the bleachers to change into their super hero outfits. Green Lantern made a giant bone construct to lead dogs back into their pens. Catwoman made her move for the donation jar and dashed across the bleachers. Zatanna cast a spell and the donation jar appeared to them. Princess Stella took a liking to Lantern, which only enraged Ferris. She changed into Star Sapphire then accused Lantern of stealing her puppy.
Lantern denied it and made a trampoline construct to block her attack. She tried to hand off Stella but she kept leaping back into Lantern's arms. Sapphire shouted no one could love her puppy like she did and no one would. Catwoman returned and stole the donation jar again then released the cats and dogs. Star Sapphire fired but Green Lantern created a giant tennis racket construct. They repelled the second wave of heart constructs back at Sapphire. Sapphire fell to the ground and cried out in pain. Princess Stella ran to her and licked her. Sapphire was elated that Stella really did love her. Green Lantern pointed out she was telling the truth and didn't want her puppy. Sapphire interpreted her saying she wasn't good enough but stood down, claiming it was time to take Princess Stella on a walk. She flew away with her. Green Lantern called the fair a success since at least one dog found a forever home. She even called Sapphire a hero for adopting but Supergirl told her not to get too carried away.
Kara Danvers woke up on a Saturday excited for Mosh-A-Thon at The Lazarus Pit. As soon as she stepped outside, she bumped into Jessica Cruz, who was on her way to protest and petition toxic chemicals being dumped into the water by Lexcorp. Cruz guilt tripped Danvers into helping her protest at the ferry station near a Lexcorp sewage pipe. Cruz tried to get petitions from a boy and a girl but they were completely enthralled with a new Lexcorp app game called Pigeon Party. Cruz thought it was cute and decided to play a round. She soon became obsessed with it and stopped protesting. Supergirl encountered fish monsters and wondered where they came from then flew to the Lexcorp sewage pipe Jessica Cruz was protesting. Cruz was too busy playing the app to care. Supergirl protested and chained Cruz to her to jolt her back to normal. She changed into Green Lantern then they found Gordon. Lantern netted her to make Gordon snap out of it. Lantern made clapping hand constructs to snap Zee Zatara to her senses.
Lantern plugged up the sewage pipe with a cork construct but she didn't understand who authorized the dumping because she requested time from the Mayor's Office to gather petitions and got two weeks. The city worker was too distracted by the app to answer Lantern. Batgirl did some digging on the app and discovered from stats that the app was released by Lexcorp at 9:45 am then cross referenced with the city database to clean that was 15 minutes before the sewage pipe was activated. They went to Lexcorp. Lex Luthor turned a hamster into a giant with an eyedropper's worth of toxic waste. Luthor retreated to his helipad and fled the building while the girls evacuated the building. Wonder Woman lassoed a woman while Green Lantern made an grabber claw construct. Batgirl finished shutting down the app and the employees noticed the hamster. Lantern got an idea and made a giant hamster ball construct. The hamster happily jumped in.
Metropolis High voted her most environmentally conscious.