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Appearances: Shazam Slam (Classic Rock), Galaxy Jest, Time Share, Play Date, Speed Demon, Hat Trick, Freezer Burn, Double Cross, Garden of Evil, E. Nigma, Consulting Detective, and She Wore Red Velvet
Appearances (Webisodes): Good Cop, Bat Cop, Quality Time, Toymano a Mano, Missing the Mark, Super Stakeout, and Clown Party
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Gotham City is where the super hero Batman calls home. One night, while on watch, Batman heard an old homeless man being chased by three men in suits. The homeless man ran down an alley into a dead-end but Batman dropped down in front of him and learned the three pursuers were Monsters of Eternity and the homeless man was the Wizard. The Wizard cast a spell and teleported the Monsters away then he ran for a subway entrance. Batman cut him off in the station and asked who he was and where the creatures came from. The Wizard was not interested in small talk and mentioned a boy was being held prisoner. He pressed along the walls for a portal to the Rock of Eternity. The Wizard refused to admit he lost the portal nor he needed help. Batman was still skeptical of his story. The Wizard got more annoyed and cast a spell that revealed what happened to him. In the meantime, the Monsters of Eternity caught up to them and the Wizard was gone. As Batman backed up into a wall, he fell through the missing portal.
The Joker threatened Gotham City with a Gutbuster bomb containing 50,000 tons of Super Laughing Gas set to blow at midnight. Batman pursued Joker's wagon in the Batmobile but the case suddenly exceeded city limits when Mongul pulled Joker up to his cruiser in space. With less than an hour left, Batman called in the Flash to cover more ground faster. Flash checked every location a hundred times over but no bomb turned up. At 11:55 pm, Batman realized the Joker told him the bomb was literally in the clock tower. Batman was unable to disable the bomb in time. THe Flash spun his arms and generated tornadoes to blow the gas back towards the tower. On Batman's signal, Superman arrived. He inhaled all of the gas and flew back to Mongul's crusier where he exhaled it onto Mongul and his warriors. Wonder Woman tossed Joker into a Gotham City Police Department wagon as he tried to offer his services for the next Justice League holiday party.
Chronos set up shop in a run down apartment building in Gotham City and gathered information on Batman's first case then stole components to complete his Time Glove. Batman and Blue Beetle chased Chronos from a Wayne Enterprises facility to the apartment. Chronos opened a Time Portal and went back in time to Batman's first case with the intention to kill his younger self. Batman and Beetle followed but were careful to enter the Falcone Family Warehouse without being seen in order to safeguard the timeline. Beetle made Chronos drop his Time Bombs and slow the flow of time drastically. Chronos attempted to kill the younger Batman himself but Batman punched him out then prevented Falcone from fleeing the scene. They returned to the present and turned Chronos over to the Gotham City Police Department. Superman and Wonder Woman were both surprised and impressed that Batman told Beetle he did a good job. As everyone left, it started raining. Beetle hurried to a roof top and copied a pose he saw the younger Batman take in the past. After a thunder strike, he asked Khaji-Da if it got a picture.
Gotham City was the setting of Batman's debut in Toyman's "Blvd Brawlers 2 JLA" video game before he was forced to battle Superman on a Metropolis level. He leaped down from a stone gargoyle and proclaimed, "I am Batman!" several times. Harley Quinn appeared atop Gotham City Hall with magic powers supplied by Brother Night. Zatanna cast a magic shield around Harley to contain her powers. Batman and Zatanna went to Brother Night's nightclub and confronted him on his criminal dealings. Night promised he wouldn't touch a soul but for spurning his offer, Night hexed Batman's Batmobile. Before Zatanna could undo it, she was entangled in the Batmobile's parachute and pulled into the trunk. Batman fled from the Batmobile and crashed through the skylight of the residence of Jason Blood. Etrigan joined the fray. Their battle spilled over to a park. Etrigan summoned Merlin to enchant a police car but it was destroyed by the Batmobile. He settled on an ice cream truck instead. On the rail track to uptown, Batman managed to rip open the trunk and retrieve Zatanna.
Etrigan arrived in his new vehicle and it appeared to be a stand off until Zatanna teleported everyone into Night's club. Night realized what her plan was and teleported himself and his demons away. Zatanna undid the hex after the ice cream truck and Batmobile collided and advised Batman never to leave personal belongings behind or they'll get cursed. Etrigan treated everyone to ice cream. Felix Faust animated and transformed mannequins in the Gotham Fashion area to lure out Zatanna in order to steal her hat which doubled as a mystic portal. Batman, Jason Blood, and Zatanna responded. As the battle went on, Zatanna suggested to Blood it may be time to summon his "friend." Etrigan was summoned. Felix Faust, in ethereal form, possessed a display mannequin and stole Zatanna's hat. After Faust vanished, the transformed mannequins returned to normal and fell apart. Etrigan deduced the attack was a ruse. Zatanna got an alert and checked her Bunny Positional System. Her hat was at the Hebrides Island in Scotland. With little time to waste, Etrigan summoned Merlin to teleport them there.
In the middle of July, Mr. Freeze plotted to freeze all of Gotham and rule it as his personal kingdom. He invited Killer Frost to join him but it was a ruse to capture and use her as a living battery for his airship. Luckily, Firestorm was drawn to Gotham in search of Frost. Batman detected subzero readings from Freeze's latest warehouse hideout and confronted him. Frost caught him by surprise and formed a block of ice around him. Part of the floor lifted and Freeze kicked him into the sewers. He used heating tech in his gauntlet to escape then summoned the Batjet just before the sewers ended in a giant waterfall. Freeze activated his airship and lifted off. He started his conquest by freezing a bridge then moved to the city. Firestorm and Batman crossed paths in the skies. Batman tasked Firestorm with infiltrating the airship and disable its freeze ray while he provided air cover. Firestorm located the engine room and found Frost bound to a device that forced her to supply perpetual cold to the freeze ray.
Batman took down the airship's force field with an electromagnetic pulse then ejected. He crashed through the cockpit glass and kicked Freeze from his seat. Freeze's orb drones entered the engine room and attacked Firestorm. He transmutated one into a soccer ball and kicked it through the reactor. Batman tasered Freeze then tried to steer the ship as it plummeted. Firestorm and Frost joined him. She fired a strip of ice for the ship and it skidded into the docks. Firestorm transmutated several shipping containers into a giant baseball catcher's mitt to catch the ship before it crashed into a building. Freeze wasn't done yet but Frost froze him into a slab. She winked at Firestorm, decked him with an uppercut, then fled the scene. Firestorm helped thaw out the areas frozen by Freeze. Penguin set up a heist of half a million in cash but Two-Face managed to steal it and hid it in a locker at the train station. He put out a contract.
Deadshot took the contract and was not concerned Two-Face was caught by Batman. Batman kept Two-Face in a motel room and had Plastic Man use his shape changing power to pose as the criminal. Firestorm was tasked with guarding Two-Face while Batman took Plastic Man to Arkham Asylum. To make sure Deadshot took the bait, he put out word he was personally driving Two-Face to Arkham. Deadshot perched on a hotel roof and fired his rocket launcher at the Batmobile. Batman reset a tire and kept going. Deadshot instead fired the next shot at a big rig truck. Batman fired twin grapnel lines at a light pole and barely swung the Batmobile around the truck in time, flipped, and hit a hydrant. Batman and Plastic Man fled into an alley but Deadshot threw a grenade at them. They made their way into a warehouse. Two-Face managed to trick Firestorm into turning his back on him to open a window. Two-Face got loose and knocked Firestorm out with his chair. Batman and Deadshot traded blows but the latter realized the Two-Face he was chasing was a decoy.
Deadshot leaped out of the warehouse and tossed an explosive charge inside. Batman grabbed Plastic Man and jumped to the roof across. Batman hailed Firestorm on comms and quickly realized he lost Two-Face. Firestorm admitted it and continued his search. Two-Face hijacked a police car and made his way to the train station, citing to his alter-ego that no one would stop a cop. Deadshot overheard the police siren and tailed the car. Two-Face retrieved the briefcase of stolen money from his locker but Deadshot fired a tranquilizer dart into his back. Batman swung across the station and kicked Deadshot then pinned him to a wall. Deadshot reached for his rocket launcher with his foot and fired. Plastic Man took the blast and went flying. Deadshot blasted free then opened fire on Batman. Batman took cover behind a column then circled and punched Deadshot then tossed him into a hot dog cart. Deadshot shot a light fixture on the ceiling and pinned Batman to the ground. Just as he was about to shoot Batman, Firestorm transformed Deadshot's arm mounted guns into corsages.
Deadshot waited for Firestorm to get close enough and threw a charge that electrocuted him. Deadshot picked up one of his guns and relished in fulfilling his contract, defeating the Justice League, and getting rid of Batman. The gun was actually Plastic Man in disguise. He wrapped himself around Deadshot and boasted his commitment to a role. Batman was silent. After the police took Deadshot and Two-Face into custody, Batman admitted to Plastic Man he found him fairly effective on the mission and would work with him again if he needed a shape changer and Martian Manhunter was busy then left. Plastic Man was excited and believed he and Batman had grown close. Firestorm inquired about how his clothes changes when he shape changed but realized they weren't clothes.
From her greenhouse hideout atop the Kanaghier Building on Sheldon, Poison Ivy initiated her grand plan of rewriting the botanical code of Gotham to transform it from a decaying urban wasteland into a post-modern Garden of Eden then rule it alongside Swamp Thing as their own private paradise forever. Harley Quinn aided Ivy in dispensing her plant bombs throughout the city, transforming existing plant life into monstrous vine creatures. Batman worked on a solution in the Batcave while Vixen, Superman, and Firestorm attempted to halt the escalation of plant growth in the city. They discovered Swamp Thing was under Ivy's control. Firestorm utilized nuclear dehydration to keep him at bay while Vixen went after Harley. Superman came to a tactical unit's aid from monster cacti. Harley immobilized Vixen with a plant bomb, punching out Firestorm with a boxing glove device then revitalized Swamp Thing with a few bombs.
Swamp Thing was forced to return to Kanaghier and help plan his wedding with Poison Ivy. Vixen escaped her plant prison and pursued Harley to the Gotham Zoo while Firestorm improvised and turned the Batmobile into a flying pruner. Batman and Superman made their way to Kanaghier but were quickly captured. Vixen used the power of a lion to scare Harley and her pet hyenas Bud and Lou into a cage. Firestorm crashed into Ivy's greenhouse at just the right time. Batman and Superman worked in conjunction to bust the former's vial right over Ivy. She was doused in a purple chemical that neutralized her powers. The vine monsters instantly began to recede and the city returned to normal. Batman prepared to take Ivy back to Arkham Asylum but the Batmobile was still in its transformed state. Firestorm apologized and promised to change it back right away but Batman actually liked it. Deadshot was hired to take Batman down again. He fired on Batman as he ran across a warehouse. Batman circled back and attacked him on his perch on a roof. Anticipating his arm mounted weapons, Batman called in Superman to block the attack.
Poison Ivy attacked Gotham with a giant Venus Fly Trap and her own Ivy League of villains consisting of Star Sapphire, Cheetah, and Ember. Batman, Superman, Flash, and Wonder Woman responded. Wonder Woman slammed Ember to the pavement with the Lasso after saving Flash then Flash tackled Cheetah. Superman dodged Sapphire's laser then redirected it to the base of Ivy's plant. Batman got free of its grasp then took out Ivy with a leg sweep. The League tried some off-duty bonding at a bowling alley but Superman wrecked a lane and cars parked outside. Batman suggested they not do it again and left. As part of a plot against the Riddler, the Joker kidnapped Batman and publicly taunted him by stealing his riddle gimmick. Wonder Woman and Green Arrow searched Gotham and interrogated any criminal they could find but had no leads after several hours. With the dawn deadline approaching, Riddler approached them and offered his services as a consulting detective - his attempt to reform. Riddler saw the rebus in Joker's video and believed the Sol, mon, grunt, and tee were clues pointing to Solomon Grundy.
They went to Arkham Asylum, where Grundy was being held. Riddler went into the cell alone. Grundy accepted his finger trap gift to deal with the boredom. Riddler searched the room and found a club soda. They went to the Iceberg Lounge. Penguin fired his umbrella at them but Wonder Woman deflected the bullets. Penguin's henchmen attacked them. Penguin blasted the ice sculpture from the ceiling but ran out of ammo then tossed the umbrella. Riddler picked it up while Wonder Woman cuf off Penguin's escape. He opened the umbrella and the next clue was pasted on the inside. Green Arrow was warming up to the clue hunt and guessed the Gotham City Institute of Arts where a pop art exhibit was being held. Riddler easily solved a map riddle. The Joker hit the lights and presented Batman dangling near a statue of Justice. He fired his streamer gun at Green Arrow and Wonder Woman. She landed on a giant soda can but she set off a pressure trigger. If she leaped off, Justice's sword would swing and slice Batman.
Riddler accused Joker of stealing his gimmick. Joker launched a bomb from a giant fork but Riddler swatted into a giant piano. They fought one-on-one but Joker taunted him with one more riddle. The catch was a voice activated trigger. If he said the correct answer, Justice would swing her sword. Riddler tried to resist but he blurted out the answer. Arrow cut his way out in time and fired an arrow that severed the rope dangling Batman. Wonder Woman leaped and called him. Joker swung the microphone into Riddler and tried to flee but ran right into Arrow's boxing glove arrow. Riddler admitted he didn't know why Joker had it in for him. Joker didn't believe him and brought up how he stole his donut once. On Batman's behalf, Green Arrow tracked down the Penguin but he was already hunkered down in a warehouse at the docks. Arrow waited on a roof top but Plastic Man arrived, eager to help but not staying quiet. Arrow elected to fire him into the ocean. Plastic Man set out to prove he could blend in.
Plastic Man settled as a hydrant but he was accosted by stray dogs. He fled from them as a rat and overheard the Penguin rummaging for food. A stray cat attacked him. By the time one of the henchmen opened the door to check on the noise, he only saw a pizza box. They each took a slice but Plastic Man couldn't keep up the facade and revealed himself. Penguin fired his umbrella then ran for his boat while the two henchmen attacked with pitch forks. Plastic Man wound around one fork, extended his ears and hit them then wound them up and tossed them. Plastic Man formed a hand into a net and gathered them up then chased after Penguin. Before he could reach his boat, Penguin tripped over a line. Plastic Man was surprised to see Arrow blended in with a potted plant at the dock. Booster Gold's vengeful wife became a supervillain named Red Velvet and traveled to the future to exact her revenge. She toppled a Gotham Books where he was doing a book signing.