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Real Identity: Not Applicable
Appearances (JL): Secret Origins Part Three, In Blackest Night Part One, The Enemy Below Part One, Injustice For All Part One, Part Two, War World Part One, The Brave and The Bold Part Two, Fury Part One, Part Two, Legends Part Two, A Knight of Shadows Part Two, The Savage Time Part One, Twilight Part One, Only a Dream Part One, Part Two, Maid of Honor Part Two, Hearts and Minds Part One, A Better World Part One, Part Two, Eclipsed Part One, Part Two, Hereafter Part One, Part Two, Wild Cards Part One, Part Two, Starcrossed Part One, and Part Three
Appearances (SS): A League of Their Own Part One, Part Two, and Fallen Hero
Powers/Skills: Communications, Survival in Space, and Geosynchronous Orbit
Voiced By: Not Applicable
As the world's heroes routed out the leftover forces of the Imperium, Batman designed and constructed the Watchtower in order to detect future invasions. He financed the tower as a line item hidden in the Waynetech Research & Development budget. It was launched into orbit around Earth and remains stable due to a series of thrusters. The seven member team of the Justice League was formed aboard the Watchtower and they agreed to a voluntary monitor duty in which at least one member would be present in the tower to watch for alien incursion and planetary activity. A multiphasic monitoring system could pick up any broadcast signal from Earth, as well. The tower, for the most part, was fully automated. The upper level contains the Medical Bay, informally the Sick Bay, and is equipped wtih bio-regenerators. A lab also exists fully equipped for an investigation of any kind, even autopsy. The Mess Hall keeps a supply of food in an industrial refrigerator. The Control Room emits its own homing beacon that a member of the League can trace through their comlinks.
The entire tower is powered by a central power core below the Launch Bay. Also on the lower level is a 700,000 Watt light display. Its purpose is unknown. Onboard scanners and security cameras can easily detect intrusions of people or objects that don't belong. Most of these end up on in a Storage Room of confiscated weapons and alien beings. Members of the League were made privy to a secure line to the tower. However, those with high technical skills can patch into this line and evade the tower's firewall. As a last resort, the League members can eject from the Watchtower via escape pods. About a dozen or so can fit in each one. Cheetah used a line to warn the League about Luthor's bomb. It was most likely hacked into by Luthor.
The original Watchtower was infiltrated by Star Sapphire, the Shade, Solomon Grundy, Morgaine Le Fey's Demon Army, Darkseid, the Ophidians via the Heart of Darkness, Lobo, and the Thanagarians. Star Sapphire, the Shade, and Solomon Grundy entered the tower using Batman's personal remote and planted an explosive per Lex Luthor's plan for revenge. Months later, Morgaine Le Fey simpled cast a spell to teleport her army right into the tower. The next year, Darkseid used his Mother Box to create Boom Tube right in the tower's bridge. A copy of Brainiac attempted to take over the Watchtower and use it to assimilate Earth but Static and Gear crashed the system by overloading its memory. During Superman's alleged death, Lobo easily crashed into the tower while the League mourned their loss. A short time later, the Thanagarians invaded using security plans supplied by Hawkgirl. During the Thanagarian invasion, Batman manually piloted the Watchtower into the Hyperspace Bypass System and destroyed both on impact. Superman managed to extract Batman just in time.
In a Hypertimeline, Vandal Savage used his gravitational power to take over the world. As a result, the world was reduced to a wasteland. Over the millenia, the Watchtower eventually dropped out of orbit and crashlanded on Earth. Its homing beacon still operated 5000 years into the future.