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Real Identity: Eel O'Brien
Affiliations: Justice League
Appearances: Shazam Slam (Abate and Switch), Plastic Man Saves the World, Double Cross, Mxy's Mix-Up, The Ringer (Hallucination), Party Animal, and Unleashed
Appearances (Webisodes): Lasso of Lies, Justice 1, 2, 3, Go!, Toymano a Mano, Plastic Man of Steel, Something in the Hair, Super Stakeout, and Eezy Freezy
Powers/Skills: Elasticity and Shapeshifting
Voiced By: Dana Snyder
Plastic Man is a super hero with the power to stretch himself to impossible lengths and even shapeshift to a degree. He is also a member of the Justice League. He was one of the heroes brought to the House of Mystery by Constantine after he got a distress call from Batman. Plastic Man went off looking for a bathroom but took a wrong turn and was chased around by some monsters. Green Arrow came up with a plan for everyone to switch costumes in order to render Nyorlath's spell useless and prevent him from nullifying everyone's super powers. Plastic Man was not happy to learn he had to pretend to be Wonder Woman. In the rematch, Plastic Man drop kicked Abnegazar. Black Adam emerged from the reopened fissure and changed the Brothers into monsters. Plastic Man had Swamp Thing use him like a slingshot and launched Rath into a portal opened by Constantine. Plastic Man continued to dress like Wonder Woman and started to find her boots comfortable.
Plastic Man tried to volunteer to infiltrate Brainiac's spaceship and take it out but Batman wouldn't even consider it. Superman tried to let him down easy and noted they needed someone who took the situation a little more seriously. Plastic Man morphed into a golfer and swatted one of Brainiac's orbs away but it landed right on Cyborg's head. Superman and Batman returned to the battle. Plastic Man had a brainstorm and decided he would show them he took superheroing seriously by defeating Brainiac and stopping the miniaturization ray. He slingshot himself to the top of the Daily Planet and stretched upward but one of the ship's robot detected him as a threat. Eight cannons surrounded Plastic Man. He made a strategic withdrawal and regrouped. He shapeshifted and hid himself among a flock of geese passing by the ship. The geese were deemed a 0.0% threat. Plastic Man slipped down a grate and reformed with a sore back. He was enamoured with Braniac's collection of bottled shrunken cities but left the room after he shaked one by accident.
Plastic Man entered the control room and shadowed a robot operating the miniaturization cannon. While the robot looked away, Plastic Man pressed a button to retract the cannon. The robot scanned Plastic Man and learned he was a 4.6% threat in Brainiac's database. He returned disguised as a robot with orders from "Steve" to take the ship out of orbit. The robot saw through the ruse and prepared to expunge him from the database permanently. Plastic Man turned into a boxing glove and took the robot out. The other three robots opened fire but Plastic Man took the guise of a bull fighter and tricked them into shooting each other and the controls. He constricted the last robot like a snake then entered the robot. He expanded and forced the robot to break to pieces. The cannon reached full power and Plastic Man found himself locked out of the computer. He hailed the other Leaguers for help. Unable to recall the cannon or fly the ship away, Plastic Man decided to make the ultimate sacrifice. He let the others know it was a real pleasure to work with the Justice League.
Plastic Man entered the cannon and expanded his size to force it to explode. The resulting explosion destroyed Brainiac's ship. The people of Metropolis cheered as the Justice League mourned. While Brainiac was restrained for transport, Plastic Man floated down like a balloon. Superman was happy to see him alive and congratulated him for saving the planet. Plastic Man burped out the 9,999 bottle cities from Brainiac's collection. Brainiac updated his database and assigned Plastic Man an 87% threat level then vowed to destroy him first next time. Plastic Man was ecastic he was an 87 and had an archenemy. He proposed they get sushi to celebrate then gathered everyone in for a selfie. He morphed his head into a cheeseburger then took the photo and posted it. Batman required a shape changer for a case in Gotham and summoned Plastic Man to pose as Two-Face in order to trap Deadshot. Having only learned how to duplicate colors a week ago, Plastic Man's first attempt was "sloppy" and Batman pointed out all the mistakes.
Plastic Man adjusted and departed with Batman in the Batmobile. Batman put out word he was personally transporting Two-Face to Arkham Asylum to make sure Deadshot would make a move that night. Plastic Man said his peace first and told Batman it was a privilege to work with him. Batman reminded him to stay in character. Deadshot soon attacked them with a rocket launcher. They were forced to abandon the Batmobile and take refuge in a warehouse. Deadshot got the upper hand on Batman and fired a tranquilizer dart. Plastic Man's reflexes kicked in and he formed a hole in his chest to avoid being hit. He tried to play it off but Deadshot knew he was a decoy. He shoved Plastic Man away then jumped out the window, leaving a charge behind. Batman grabbed Plastic Man and jumped to the roof across. Plastic Man insisted he hated needles and didn't want to leave Batman alone to face Deadshot. They made their way to the city's main train station, where Two-Face stashed half a million he stole from the Penguin.
Plastic Man took the brunt of a RPG and went flying. He perfectly posed as one of Deadshot's guns and waited for an opportunity to present itself. With Batman pinned under a light fixture, Deadshot grabbed the "gun" and pulled the trigger. Plastic Man couldn't resist and said, "Bang" then completely wrapped himself around Deadshot. He asked Batman how that was for committment to a role. Batman didn't answer. Once police took the two criminals away, Batman told Plastic Man he was fairly effective. Plastic Man asked if that meant they were working together again. Batman stated if he needed a shape changer again and Martian Manhunter was busy, he'd call. Plastic Man was excited and thought he and Batman were tight. Firestorm asked him if his uniform changed, too, because they were unstable atoms. Plastic Man was confused and didn't understand what he meant by "uniform." Firestorm was embarrassed and flew away.
Booster Gold needed the Lasso of Truth to make sure he was getting a good deal on his new Booster Car. He stole it and asked Plastic Man to stand in as the lasso in the meantime. Wonder Woman recognized Plastic Man after she lassoed Deadshot. He pleaded with Wonder Woman not to get mad. She squeezed his face. Booster suddenly appeared and was forced to tell the truth. Plastic Man was part of the Bravo Squad sent to the United Nations Building to back up Batman, Superman, and Stargirl against Gorilla Grodd. Mr. Mxyzptlk stole their minds and switched them around. Plastic Man was in Cyborg's body and Shazam was in his. Cyborg's jet boots activated and Plastic Man took off. Unable to control them, Plastic Man zoomed past Batman, Superman, and Stargirl. Shazam could not control Plastic Man's body and withered into a gooey pile. Plastic Man took part in a mission to find a H.I.V.E. jungle base. He was excited upon learning there were tanks onboard Justice-1. He hit "4" on the user panel and deployed in the Justice-4 submarine instead.
Plastic Man was even more excited to be in a submarine. Out of sheer luck, Justice-4 fell from some vines and struck part of the cloaked base then the cloaking generators went offline. With the base exposed, Wonder Woman and Batman attacked. H.I.V.E. Master took out Justice-3 and prepared to finish off Batman. Plastic Man pushed every button in sight, randomly turning on several thrusters, and rammed the H.I.V.E. Robot into the ditch. Batman pulled H.I.V.E. Master from the wreck. Plastic Man emerged from Justice-4 smitten with the vehicle. Toyman attempted to flee the robbery of Gotham City Hall in Plastic Man, waiting in the form of a boat, who he controlled with his tech. Batman ejected himself from the Batmobile and fired a grapnel line at the rear. Toyman shifted Plastic Man into a plane and took off. Batman used his claws to climb on and turned on his signal jammer. Toyman swerved but Batman leaped off a wing onto Plastic Man's head. He affixed the jammer onto the helmet and scrambled Toyman's tech. Plastic Man 'landed' on a barren island, turned into a basket, and grabbed Toyman.
Superman recruited Plastic Man to help him trick Lois Lane into dismissing her theory he was Superman. Plastic Man hung from Superman as a monkey as he flew back to the city. Superman noted she had the reporter's instinct but Plastic Man contended he had a terrible disguise. Superman reminded him he could still drop him. They sneaked into the janitor's closet. Plastic Man offered to snazz up Kent's wardrobe but Superman told him to stick to the plan. Plastic Man emerged from the closet as Clark Kent and tried to talked to two co-workers. Lane found him and led him up to the roof. He told her to ask him anything but wondered why they came up to the roof. Lane hopped off. Superman was waiting and carried her back up. The plan was working but Lex Luthor appeared and blasted Superman with red sun radiation. He swung Superman around, hit "Kent" and tossed them into the giant globe. Superman still needed to recover and asked Plastic Man to take over. He assumed Superman's form and flung himself into Luthor then shoved him off the roof.
He asked Lane if that was "Superman" enough for her. Luthor flew back and decked him. He picked "Superman" up and put an electric disc on him. Luckily, Lane saw the off button on the back ot Luthor's suit and pressed it. Plastic Man arrived at the Watchtower on time to relieve Batman of monitor duty for the night but discovered Poison Ivy escaped by using her mind control spores. She tried to put him under her sway, too, but Plastic Man quickly formed huge hands and swatted the spores to the floor. He watched as Ivy formed a bridge of seaweed to the city and ran after them. Plastic Man formed holes in his body to dodge the Batcycle's missiles, dodged Batarangs, and turned into a spring to avoid a volley of fireballs. Once Batman and Ivy reached the harbor, she ordered the seaweed to bind Plastic Man. He formed an arm into a hose underwater and sucked up some seawater. When Ivy asked if he had any last words, he warned her she was in the splash zone then doused her and Batman. Batman returned to normal and Ivy was powerless. Plastic Man quickly grabbed her then mused the wet look suited her.
On Batman's behalf, Green Arrow tracked the Penguin to a warehouse near the docks. He elected to start a stakeout but Plastic Man arrived in the form of a noisy whoopee cushion and tried to help. However, he kept yelling despite Arrow's warnings to stay quiet. He turned into a giraffe and formed binocular eyes. Arrow had enough and tied a line around his left arm then fired him into the ocean. Plastic Man decided to strike out on his own and prove he could blend in. He hopped the streets as a fire hydrant but was quickly surrounded by dogs. He fled them as a rat and eavesdropped on Penguin searching the cabinets in vain for food. A cat tried to pounce on him from behind. He screamed. One of the two henchman opened the door and saw a pizza box. They each took a slice and bit down but Plastic Man revealed himself. Penguin fired his umbrella at him then ordered his men to handle him. Penguin ran for his boat while the henchmen attacked with a pitchfork. Plastic Man wound himself around one, extended his ears and nailed them, then wrapped them up and tossed them. He formed a hand into a net around them then dragged them along as he ran after Penguin. He watched as Penguin tripped over a cable fired from Arrow from within a potted plant. Green Arrow reiterated that's what he meant by blending in.
On Christmas Eve, Green Arrow and Plastic Man chased Solomon Grundy through Centennial Park. Plastic Man extended his arm and wrapped Grundy but was pulled forward. He skated past and blew a raspberry but crashed into a pole. He was annoyed to find his tongue stuck to the pole. Arrow tranquilized Grundy with four arrows then told Plastic Man to drop him off at S.T.A.R. Labs then pick some ice up on the way. Plastic Man didn't understand the second part. Arrow exclaimed the ice was for his Christmas party and decided to get it himself so Plastic Man wouldn't get the wrong kind. Plastic Man didn't know there was a right and wrong kind. He realized S.T.A.R. was in the middle of their own Christmas party and didn't want to make a scene. He noticed a peppermint chocolate fountain and Santa Claus he suspected was just Professor Hamilton dressed up. He decided to bring Grundy with him to Arrow's party for a few hours. Arrow asked why that ghoul was present. Plastic Man joked he didn't think Batman was coming either.
They watched as Grundy ate all of Zatanna's figgy pudding. Plastic Man remarked he tried it last year and it was better Grundy than them. Batman warned him to keep Grundy subdued or he would. Plastic Man nodded, slinked off, and sat Grundy down in front of a TV. He put on an episode of Tom & Jerry. Wonder Woman turned to Plastic Man and bet Flash's teddy bear was from a gas station clearance bin at best. Plastic Man nervously hid the same kind of bear behind his back. Grundy soon escaped. After some of the League caught up, Batman tackled Plastic Man over the hill and told him to turn into a sled. As they neared the streets below, Plastic Man suggested he sould start slowing down. Batman remarked sleds don't talk and kept going. He rammed into Grundy's legs. Plastic Man was touched by Grundy's apology to the girl he scared earlier but it was rather cold out. Zatanna suggested S.T.A.R.'s party two blocks away. Superman, Wonder Woman, Martian Manhunter, Stargirl, Flash, Zatanna, and Plastic Man walked Grundy over.
Plastic Man and Batman just started patrol in Metropolis when Mr. Freeze robbed a jewelry store. Plastic Man made himself into a parka but it did little to protect him from the icy elements brought on by Freeze. Freeze immediately blasted Plastic Man outside into the streets and froze him against a building then froze Batman and the counter. Freeze took off in his snow ski. Plastic Man formed his hands into hammers and broke free. He turns his feet into skates and took off after Freeze. He lost his balance during the pursuit but caught up to him in a Santa sled. Freeze blasted him and he crashed into the Batcycle. He formed one eye into a periscope and peeked out from the pile of snow. Batman emerged and grabbed it, asking if he wanted to help. They caught up again with Plastic Man acting as the Batcycle's replacement tires. Batman fired his grapnel line. He wrangled Freeze then yanked him off. With Freeze tied up, they continued their patrol. Plastic Man pointed out he couldn't talk when he was driving. Batman agreed and took off.
Superman, Flash, Wonder Woman, Supergirl, Batman, Hawkman, Cyborg, and Martian Manhunter left the Watchtower through a Boom Tube to stop an impending Red Lantern invasion of Earth from happening. Watchtower defense protocols were initiated and Plastic Man was left behind to dog sit Krypto. While he was walking Krypto outside the tower, Krypto added insult to injury and used heat vision to dispose of his own bowl movement. Plastic Man found a stray cat on drift wood in the ocean. He had no idea it was Red Lantern Dex-Starr. He dried Dex with blow drier arms then left to cook him a meal. Dex checked in with Atrocitus then found the Mother Box. Krypto attacked but Plastic Man returned with Streaky's old litter box and thought he was just being a bad dog. Dex was given a lot of gourmet food and was stuffed. Plastic Man kept making more food. Dex made Krypto look bad by making it look like he broke a plate. Plastic Man set Dex in front of a flat screen TV turned on to a soap opera then informed Dex that Jackie didn't know that Krista married Marcus then went to make a casserole and turkey jerky.
Krypto stopped Dex from using the League's Mother Box again but caused fires and Plastic Man still had no clue what was really going on. He put Krypto into the Sun Room and set it to red to render him powerless until Superman came back. Dex-Starr rejected Plastic Man's weird cake and revealed himself to be a Red Lantern then fired his trademark hair balls. Krypto bit his dog tag and set off a distress signal. Streaky responded and was knocked through Krypto's room but his powers were restored. Dex collapsed the ceiling then returned to the Mother Box and triggered a Boom Tube. Streaky battled the Red Lanterns and Dex's stomach gurgled then he ran to the carrier. It was Plastic Man in disguise and he took Dex's ring off. Krypto was released and he turned off the Mother Box. The Lanterns were recalled as the tube closed. The League returned to the Watchtower when they realized they were duped into booming to a diversion. Plastic Man down played his role in saving the world and only admitted he helped but couldn't help with a play on "duty."