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Real Identity: Various
Appearances (BB): The Call Part One and Part Two
Appearances (JL/U): All 91 Episodes
Appearances (SS): A League of Their Own Part One and Part Two
Appearances (JLI Comics): The Mirror Crack'd, The Mirror Crack'd Part Two, The Mirror Crack'd Part Three, The Mirror Crack'd Part Four, The Mirror Crack'd Part Five, The Mirror Crack'd Part Six, and The Mirror Crack'd Part Seven
Voiced By: Various
J'onn Jonzz traveled to Earth to warn it of the impending invasion of the forces of the Imperium. However, he was caught by sleeper agents. Though heavily restricted by dampening technology, J'onn managed to make telepathic contact with Superman. After Superman and Batman freed J'onn, he telepathically summoned other super heroes that he could reach, Flash, Green Lantern, Hawkgirl and Wonder Woman. The seven managed to defeat the Imperium and drive the remaining fleet away. Batman was still wary of the inevitability of another alien invasion. Secretly through WayneTech Research and Development projects, Batman launched a Watchtower to monitor deep space incursions and serve as a frontline. Superman convinced the others to form an official group that came to be named the Justice League. Batman agreed to join, but only as a part time member.
Despite any formal training together, nor any tactics, the League defeated hordes of aliens, magical menaces and super villains. But after the Thanagarian invasion, the League had to rebuild from scratch. A more pro-active stance was taken for the greater good. A new Watchtower complete with up to date technology such as teleportation pads and a nuclear binary fusion generator. The original six, minus Hawkgirl, expanded the League roster to nearly 60 members. J'onn took on the role of coordinating members with missions that they agreed to take on from government or other ruling bodies. But the League's activities only warranted the suspicion of the United States government and even some of the human population. Cadmus was formed in order to devise and procure defenses against the Justice League in the event a "Justice Lords" scenerio ever happened.
Lex Luthor provided off the books funding for Cadmus, but he secretly stole cutting edge technology that allowed him to hack into Watchtower computers and manipulate a confrontation between the League and Cadmus. In the meantime, Luthor went to work to build a second AMAZO body to which he would transplant his brain to and acheive godhood. He was met by Amanda Waller and the League only to discover a dormant copy of Brainiac was growing inside of him for years. Luthor made a pact and melded with Brainiac using Dark Heart technology and nearly destroyed Earth. The Flash tapped into the Speed Force and using super speed vibrations to destroy Brainiac. Flash nearly faded away permanently into the Force if not for J'onn and the rest of the founders.
Superman acknowledged what had happened and decided to disband the League. However, Green Arrow aired his grievances and ignited the crowd of people and super heroes. Superman obliged and offered to make some changes: an embassy of sorts, nicknamed the Metro Tower (due to its location in Metropolis, most likely former Lexor City) where the League would be closer to the people. Also members of the League could now volunteer extra shifts and rotate guard duty. In all, the Justice League Unlimited won back the confidence of the people and forged on. Forced to team up with the remains of the Legion of Doom, the League repelled a resurrected Darkseid and the forces of Apokolips once more. Years later, J'onzz was still on leave but the League had new members like Blue Beetle, Mister Miracle, and Big Barda. The Flash ran to the Metrotower after he received a distress call while he was out on a date as Wally West. He hoped there was a major crisis going on but he was elated to see the League threw him a surprise birthday party.
However, Granny Goodness boomed to the tower with an army of Parademons, determined to destroy the League in order to legitimize herself as the successor to Darkseid as ruler of Apokolips. Things went from bad to worse when Kalibak and his army boomed into the tower, intent on destroying the League himself. Mister Miracle had a plan and asked Big Barda to tell the rest of the League to take cover. Miracle used his Mother Box to trace the Boom Tubes used by Granny Goodness and Big Barda, reversed their polarities, and sucked them and their forces back through their tubes to Apokolips. At first, nothing happened and Barda pointed that out. Miracle quipped she had an infinite array of admirable qualities that he loved. The Boom Tubes appeared and pulled the villains back to Apokolips. Flash declared it was the best birthday party ever. Batman was "glad" and told him to clean the mess up. Flash complied and took 7.5 seconds. Part of the League would seen fight Overman, a fascist doppelganger of Superman. Wonder Woman refused to be defeated but J'onn J'onzz returned and forcefully tore through his mind with telepathy and ended the battle.
J'onn J'onzz, Wonder Woman, The Flash, Shayera Hol, Batman, Vixen, and Green Lantern took Overman to the Watchtower with Lois Lane. J'onn had another episode sensing the imminent collapse of reality itself but picked up emanations from deep within the vortex above Metropolis. Aquaman reported in that half of Atlantis was replaced with something so alien he could not describe it. Lane interrogated Overman about Superman's location and who was behind the cosmic disturbance. Overman insisted J'onn J'onzz knew he had nothing to do with it after probing his mind and asked why he was being held prisoner. Batman pointed out he attacked Metropolis and announced his intent to conquer the world. Overman broke out of his prison and declared he was superior to all. He vowed to kill J'onn J'onzz first but Wonder Woman and Vixen struck him first with a simultaneous strike. They were not impressed with his speech. Green Lantern trapped Overman in a bubble construct then closed it in on him like shrink-wrap, leaving him completely immobilized.
Overman was overcome with panic when he made eye contact with J'onn J'onzz, who threatened more telepathic invasion. Overman quickly asked him what he wanted. J'onn asked him to behave. Overman capitulated. Lantern shifted the construct into a generic prison cage. J'onn was disgusted with his actions and doing it so eagerly. Wonder Woman deduced he came back to the League because someone he cared about was one of the people who disappeared. He acknowledged she was insightful as ever and found it odd the life of one person seemed more important than the lives of billions. She told him it was human. Lane suspected Overman could be hiding something and speculated they could be on the cusp of a Nazi invasion of their world. Batman assured her J'onn was thorough. J'onn told Lane her loss was clouding her vision. Lane assumed he read her mind. He stated he read her heart. She knew he was right and she lost her objectivity and compassion. They discussed the dimensional overlap and people switching places between universes. Overman believed Superman would not survive on his Earth.
J'onn believed he could telepathically follow the emanations he sensed to the source of the dimensional overlap. Batman was skeptical about hinging Earth's survival on a psychic intuition and going into a vortex they had little data on then speculated they could be destroyed on contact and obliterate all life on Earth in the process. Wonder Woman asked him if he always looked for the worst in every situation. Shayera Hol pointed out their choices were limited so J'onn's plan was the best option. Lantern agreed but didn't understand why Overman was coming. Overman admitted if helping them got him back home, the sooner the better. Wonder Woman believed his power would be handy against whatever they encountered on the other side of the vortex. She clarified she didn't trust him but she suddenly vanished and was replaced with the skeleton of another Wonder Woman. Batman became enraged. They continued to the hangar bay. Lane noticed Shayera react to Lantern and Vixen holding each other tightly.
Atom and Mr. Terrific introduced the newly finished Infinity-1 Javelin, the latest upgrade to the fleet. J'onn, Flash, Shayera, Batman, Vixen, Lantern, and Overman boarded it and took off for the vortex. J'onn merged his consciousness with the Javelin's A.I., thinking it should help them navigate the warp. Flash was not convinced it would work. J'onn urged them to press on and they disappeared into the vortex. The League encountered Amazo and it explained what it discovered. J'onzz keyed on a certain mirror fragment as ground zero for the dimensional overlaps. The telepathic emanations were unmistakable as they were unbearable to him. He revealed there was a being of incalculable power and if it broke through, the Multiverse would be destroyed along with the remaining mirrors. Amazo was still intent on letting it come in order to complete its evolution. J'onzz grabbed Amazo by the head and used telepathy to show what its actions did to the universes.
Amazo refused to gain a soul at such a cost. Batman implored him to help repair the Mirrored Room but the being tapped into Overman's rage and resentment. Overmen plowed through Amazo into the mirror fragment. A doppelganger dubbed Amazo II emerged. With a single gesture of the hand, the League and Amazo were rendered unconscious. The Justice Alliance of Earth-D, Superman, and Wonder Woman arrived at the Mirrored Room aboard the Earth-D version of the Javelin thanks to their Martian Manhunter using his telepathy to guide them. They were horrified to see the Infinity-1 in pieces of members of the Justice League floating in space. Amazo II revealed itself and emitted Anti-Life like toxic radiation. Wonder Woman asked what it wanted. Amazo II revealed its origins and admitted to manipulating their Amazo into providing the vibration needed to shatter the doorway. It assumed the League and Alliance would resist. They did. He immobilized them and cast the battle into the landscapes of everyone's minds.
Superman of Earth-D clocked him in the face. It back handed him. It then easily killed Superman. The Lanterns blasted it but were quickly blasted back. The League's Flash and Vixen fought Overman but were soon grabbed by the throats. Batman of Earth-D fired a missile from his Whirly Bat and the League's Batman threw at exploding Batarang at him. Overman countered with heat vision and killed both Batmen. Superman declared his Batman, Terrance Wayne, was the greatest man he ever knew, crippled by the Joker and he still found a way to fight on. Overman dismissed him as a defective weakling who deserved to die and called Superman a child for weeping for him. Superman heard enough. He decked Overman and told him to shut the hell up. The Wonder Women attacked Amazo but were swatted away. Eventually, both J'onn J'onzz and his Earth-D counterpart sensed something wasn't right and melded minds to discover what Amazo II did. Lantern came to in time to see Shayera Hol hit it in the back of the head with her mace. She was grabbed and Amazo II tore her wings off. She died from the shock.
Lantern was horrified and held her body in his arms. He realized he never stopped loving her. Vixen realized it, too. Both versions of J'onn J'onzz deduced the truth and everyone was still alive but in a state of paralysis. J'onzz looked deeply and saw the truth. He yelled out to everyone to stop and told them it wasn't real then pointed out the entire conflict took place in the matter of instants within their minds. The Wonder Woman of Earth-D questioned how that was possible. J'onzz countered with asking why an entity so extraordinarily powerful that would extinguish them in a single moment would bother to engage them in combat. Amazo II replied heroes like them took pleasure in the battle for the greater good especially against impossible odds which fed some need in their souls it couldn't fathom. J'onzz asked why it gave them what they desired. It admitted it did so to demonstrate how futile their plight was. Amazo arrived and made a plea to find purpose together but first the Anti-Life had to be ejected.
Amazo II hesitated briefly then annihilated Amazo in an instant, stating it found its purpose in Anti-Life. It admitted it took some small pleasure in the game but it was over and it was time to unleash Anti-Life on all of creation. Green Lantern managed to form a bubble construct and saved himself, J'onn J'onzz, Wonder Woman, Flash, and Batman from being wiped out. Batman wasn't convinced they could beat the darkness this time but when Lantern said it out loud, Batman quoted Superman about holding on to hope in the darkest times. He clarified he would like to believe that. Lantern asked him how long he thought he could hold the bubble. Lantern focused every ounce of his will into keeping the construct intact as his ring ran out of power and as the Anti-Life ate away at it. Batman recalled Flash said the Speed Force was a primal energy that drove time and space forward. Flash understood and ran around the circumference of the bubble. The vibrational force helped keep the Anti-Life at bay.
With her permission, J'onn probed Wonder Woman's mind. He realized the parallel version of Darkseid that Wonder Woman met bequeathed her with the Life Equation and she was the key to saving the Multiverse. She admitted she felt a momentary surge of power and indefinable presence but she was lost in grief when that Darkseid passed on and ignored it. J'onn engulfed her in a telepathic wave and rooted through her psyche in search of the equation. However, Wonder Woman could not handle the celestial energies of the Life Equation and would have been torn apart if not for Batman's quick thinking and joining hands with her to share in it. They felt the pure life energy and its very essence of creation.
Amazo II was amused at their vain struggle to stop its plan. It attempted to destroy them and Batman observed the Anti-Life draining him of his very being. Luckily, Amazo reconstituted its form and destroyed Amazo II's android body. The Anti-Life raged and howled as it tried to reconstitute, too. Batman and Wonder Woman called forth the Life Equation and unleashed it. The Anti-Life Equation was destroyed and the Multiverse was restored to normal. The life energy that passed through Batman and Wonder Woman temporarily overwrote their personal identities. As a result, they felt wonderful and they laughed together. The Justice League and Justice Alliance said their goodbyes and departed back to their planets.
Superman suggested a small celebration at the Watchtower so they could decompress. Flash shoveled slices of cake down his mouth at super speed while he told Booster Gold and Blue Beetle about the final battle with Amazo II. Booster was disgusted but oddly could not turn away. Batman and Wonder Woman looked out into space and reflected on their role in releasing the Life Equation and restoring the Multiverse. Batman believed Green Lantern randomly snatched them up and they managed to bring everything back. Wonder Woman wasn't so sure it was random and believed either the power ring or Stewart's unconscious mind knew to grab them. Batman deduced she meant it all happened for a reason. She believed the universe was always working toward their greater good. Batman found it a lovely idea but noted the contradiction. She pointed out their experience proved there were many levels to reality. Batman stated his focus was on the ground but took comfort in her being around to remind him to look up. They held hands.
Vixen confronted Green Lantern on the emotions he expressed in the illusion where Shayera Hol died. Lantern claimed he was in shock from the stress of the moment and realized she thought he still loved Hol. Vixen clarified it meant he never stopped loving her. He denied it. Vixen admitted it brought out a truth she knew all along but just couldn't it admit it to herself and nor he. She broke up with him. Hol walked by and offered him a piece of cake. He accepted it. Superman asked J'onn if he intended to return to New Delhi. J'onn confirmed it but stated his intention to stay with the League but in a new role as an ambassador to help seek peaceful solutions to problems before they erupted into cosmic brawls and he wanted to start with Apokolips. Superman was surprised and reckoned he was a better man that he was. J'onn doubted that and bid them farewell. He turned invisible and left the party.
Lois Lane was still surprised by the vanishing act. Superman pointed out he was a green man from Mars capable of reading minds and shape shifting yet the invisibility was what shook her. Lane suggested they go to her place for dinner since their last date didn't go as planned. Superman guessed Overman was swept back to his world in Earth-X. She wondered if he could ever change since at his core, he was Superman. Elongated Man arrived and announced there was a report that Gorilla Grodd and an army of mutant gorillas invaded Washington DC. Flash sighed but Blue Beetle countered he loved that kind of stuff. Flash admitted he did as everyone in the party left for DC. In his head, Batman admitted he just maybe did, too.
Decades later, a new generation of superheroes joined the ranks of the League, Aquagirl, the second Batman, a new Green Lantern, Micron and Warhawk, along with veteran heroes like Big Barda and Static. However, much like his mentor, Batman kept his status with the JLU ambiguous. In the 2050's, Batman's first assignment was to spy on the team and figure out who the traitor was. He succeeded and unraveled a conspiracy that an alien creature named Starro was controlling Superman for years to cultivate offspring in secret. The final showdown took place at the Fortress of Solitude where the Starro invasion was prevented. Rather than destroy all of them, Aquagirl used her telepathy and Barda's Mother Box to boom them back to Starro's home planet. Years later, while most of the JLU was away in Alpha Centauri, Static was kidnapped by Kobra and held for ransom in exchange for their cell leader. Batman led the rescue effort alone but soon found himself teaming up with a younger version of Static who activated a faulty time machine while dismantling it with Batman and Robin.
The Justice League went down in history as the greatest force of good and went on to influence future groups like the Legion of Superheroes in the 31st Century. John Stewart and Warhawk are two of the more famous heroes, the former was instantly recognized by Bouncing Boy during a mission in the 31st century. Disgusted by another time travel adventure, Stewart warned Bouncing Boy to not tell him anything about his future, immediately. After the Fatal Five was defeated again, Green Lantern and Green Arrow returned to the 21st century without Supergirl. She decided to resign from the JLU and join the Legion of Superheroes.