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Appearances: Shazam Slam (Power Outage, Night of the Bat, and Abate and Switch), Zombie King, Play Date, Repulse!, Plastic Man Saves the World, Inside Job, The Trouble with Truth, Mxy's Mix-Up, Booray for Bizarro, Best Day Ever, The Cube Root, Superman's Pal, Sid Sharp, Superman Red vs. Superman Blue, Forget Me Not, Harley Goes Ape!, Phased and Confused, It'll Take a Miracle!, System Error (Pocket Dimension), and Race Against Crime
Appearances (Webisodes): Chemistry, It's a Trap!, True Colors, Plastic Man of Steel, and Something in the Hair
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Metropolis is the home of the super hero Superman and location of the Justice League's Hall of Justice. After Superman and Wonder Woman neutralized Parasite at the Stryker's Island Penitentiary, Calythos of the Brothers Djinn crashed into the van holding him and integrated the villain. Calythos stomped the ground and rocked the island with a quake then leaped towards Metropolis. He landed in Mid-City Park. He drew his schimitar but didn't have enough power yet. Wonder Woman challenged Calythos with Jimmy Olsen recording most of the fight. She didn't realize he was absorbing her power and soon he did the same to Superman. Calythos attacked a Metropolis 6 News helicopter. Superman caught it before it crashed into a crowd at a live concert. Calythos attempted to finish raising his volcano in the park but Superman resported to using heat vision. Calythos absorbed the ability and blasted Superman then knocked Wonder Woman clear across into the Daily Planet's globe after she hurled his schimitar into the ocean.
Jimmy Olsen hurried to the roof of the Planet to show Wonder Woman and Superman he found footage of Calythos integrating Parasite into himself. Calythos retrieved his weapon and generated a new volcano off the coast. Wonder Woman and Superman confronted him with Martian Manhunter. As they anticipated, Calythos absorbed Manhunter's powers unaware of his weakness to fire. Calythos fell to the ground in a panic and released Parasite. The Justice League took both into custody. Soon after, Batman pursued Uthool of the Brothers Djinn through the city in his Batmobile. As they passed near the Daily Planet, Superman sent Batman back up in the form of Green Arrow. The chase took to the roofs where Arrow snagged his legs with a bola trick arrow and he fell into a dumpster. Batman, however, was possessed by Uthool and went to the Hall of Justice where he planned to use the base's power core to shatter the Earth's mantle in order to bring the underworld to the surface. Luckily, Uthool gave himself away with a creepy grin and getting tossed by Booster Gold during a training session.
Superman and Uthool's battle rocked the Hall and led to its total collapse. Wonder Woman followed after them above the city and hurled the power core into Uthool. Batman was freed mostly unharmed and Superman took out Uthool. As the Leaguers gathered themselves, Superman admitted the Hall always was a little too close to Metropolis for him. Metropolis was one of the levels in Toyman's "Blvd Brawlers 2 JLA" video game and where Batman defeated Superman. Superman and Wonder Woman went on a dinner date as their alter-egos, Clark Kent and Diana Prince respectively, in Metropolis. The date was ruined when Lex Luthor, covered in Repulse, wrecked havoc. Hawkman joined the battle but their direct attacks were useless. Superman used his heat vision to cut a hole in the street under Luthor. He fell into the sewers and returned his underground lair. Superman tailed him and grabbed Luthor but was exposed to the Repulse. He was soon enveloped by the Repulse and fled into space. After they stopped a plane from crashing into the city, Wonder Woman and Hawkman paid Luthor a visit at Stryker's Penitentiary and forced him to reveal his plan by using the Lasso of Truth.
Brainiac selected Metropolis to the the 10,000th city added to his personal collection of bottled cities. Like past conquests, once Brainiac took Metropolis - he planned to blow up the rest of Earth. Vixen, Batman, Cyborg, Superman, and Plastic Man responded to the threat. Brainiac unleashed his orbs. They quickly analyzed the Leaguer's attacks and unleased suitable counter measures. Brainiac calculated his success rate to be 89.76%. Plastic Man volunteered to take out the spaceship without being noticed but Superman and Batman turned him down. Superman cited they needed someone who took the mission a little more seriously. Plastic Man decided to get on the ship, delay the shrink ray, and defeat Brainic to prove he took superheroing seriously. Locked out of the computer, Plastic Man sacrificed himself and entered the cannon, swelling it up, and causing it and the ship to explode. Plastic Man collected all 9,999 bottled cities into his person and floated back down to Metropolis like a hot air balloon. Plastic Man was ecastic to hear Brainiac upgrade him to an 87% threat level and proposed the League go out for sushi then took a selfie with everyone.
Lex Luthor broke into the branch of S.T.A.R. Labs and stole nanites he modified for his latest plan to kill Superman. As he anticipated, Superman didn't suspect the gas he unleashed on the city and inhaled it in an effort to safely release it into space. Superman was infected with nanobots in the process. The H.I.V.E. Master planned to destroy Metropolis with a Cobalt Fusion Bomb from a hidden base at the docks. With Superman off-world on New Genesis, the Justice League stepped in to stop him. Batman proposed looking for a large radioactive signature but Athena's owl Bubo quickly pinpointed the location at the dock. They flew there in a jet. Wonder Woman saved the dock workers after H.I.V.E.'s defenses downed the League's jet then saved a crane operator while shoving the compromised crane into the ocean. She rallied the workers to help evacuate the area while the League went after the bomb.
Wonder Woman ran into Bizarro by accident while she was on her way to the Watchtower and ended up on a date at a mini golf course. Wonder Woman was sure she could ditch him at Mount Rushmore and advised the League to continue with their meeting at the Watchtower without her. They settled down for a meal at a table loaded with burgers and fries. Wonder Woman watched him scarf it down. She received the priority one emergency alert sent by Amazo on her phone. She departed but Bizarro still wanted to help so he could join the League. Wonder Woman reasoned they needed a hero who could think on their feet. Bizarro got an idea and flew off into space. The Calculator connected Mr. Terrific's hacked T-Spheres to Metropolis' power grid and triggered a city-wide blackout as part of his plan to steal from any bank and government installation of his choosing. Mr. Terrific and Firestorm went to the power grid and were attacked by the spheres. The spheres unexpectedly split Firestorm's molecular matrix and kidnapped Ronnie Raymond. Stein used his S-Cubes to trace the tachyon emissions of the spheres to Calculator's hideout. Firestorm was reunited and Mr. Terrific outsmarted Calculator with a S-Cube.
Felix Faust and his army of Stone Golems raided Metropolis after he stole the memories of the members of the Justice League. They each stole one thing in bulk for Faust, including money, jewelry, stereoes, cars, and even sandwiches. The Metropolis Police Department moved into the Metropolis Jewelry Exchange and ordered Faust to surrender. The Golems attacked and drove the officers away. Firestorm arrived first and asked Faust about his "mumu". Faust was surprised to see Superman, Batman, and Wonder Woman exit out of a taxi cab next but still ordered his Golems to attack. The trio still lacked their memories and thus, the ability to fight. Firestorm started flying around transmutating the Golems into cars. He transmutated one more, but into a moped instead. It happened to be the one holding Faust's sandwichs. Faust was infuriated and paralyzed Firestorm with a spell. He realized Firestorm was two beings and recast a modified spell. Batman, Superman, and Wonder Woman rallied and destroyed several Golems. Faust tried to flee the scene but Superman lifted his segway off the ground. Wonder Woman lassoed the orb filled with memories away. After they saw Firestorm talking to his reflection, they quickly agreed they needed their memories back. Wonder Woman tossed the orb and shattered it.
Gorilla Grodd took control of Titano, a giant chimpanzee, and marched on Metropolis. Superman tried to intervene but was blasted by its Kryptonite vision. Stargirl came to his aid. He came up with an idea and asked Stargirl to keep the civilians out of danger until he returned. She addressed the crowd but realized everyone was already gone. Harley Quinn took advantage of the chaos to rob a jewelry store but Starfirl was hurled inside. Titano grabbed Harley by mistake but the two soon recognized each other. Superman returned in a suit made of lead and continued his battle. He flew out of the city all the way to the Fortress of Solitude then flew back to Metropolis and the speed he built up helped crack Grodd's globe. Titano fell onto a Lexcorp Construction site and threw a bulldozer at Superman. He piled three construction vehicles on top of him but Superman tossed it aside. The suit was damaged and he was again pelted with Titano's Kryptonite vision. Stargirl used her staff and tossed the vehicles at the globe.
The globe finally shattered and Grodd fell out. Titano returned to normal then hurled him across the city where he happened to land inside a Metropolis Police Department paddywagon. The police dispatched three helicopters to take down Titano. Titano ran for it, scooped up Harley, and scaled the Daily Planet. Command gave the pilots the greenlit to take the shot but Superman arrived and got their attention. Stargirl used her staff to bring a giant teddy bear from the roof of a toy store over to the Planet. At Harley's beckoning, Stargirl sang the song she used to sing to Titano at S.T.A.R. Labs. Titano calmed down and hugged the teddy but Stargirl was stuck. Harley tried to escape but she walked into Superman and the diamonds she stole spilled out of her Joker purse. She was arrested and placed in the same wagon as Grodd.