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Real Identity: Various
Appearances: Independence Day Part One, Part Two, Schooled, Alpha Male, Revelation, Failsafe, Coldhearted, Agendas, Usual Suspects, Auld Acquaintance, Happy New Year, Alienated, Salvage, Cornered, War, Complications, Intervention, Summit, and Endgame
Appearances (Comics): Stopover, Haunted, Monkey Business, Face Your Fears, Fears, Players Chapter Two, Players Chapter Three, Players Chapter Four, Players Chapter Five, and Players Chapter Six
Appearances (Games): Legacy
Voiced By: Various
When the Justice League was first formed, it was due to a crisis. A race of energy beings called the Appellaxians attempted to conquer Earth. Without question, the two main reasons for its continued existence are: no one individual, no matter how powerful, could save the world alone and to uphold truth, liberty, and justice. It was founded by Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman, Flash, Green Lantern Hal Jordan, Aquaman, and Martian Manhunter. Green Arrow, Hawkman, and Hawkwoman joined the League shortly. After some time, a kinship was formed and most knew each other's secret identities while trust was still an issue for some. They erected their first secret sanctuary at Mount Justice then four years later the location was compromised by the Joker. Soon after, they went public but their high profile status prevented them from effectively fighting criminals, who were becoming increasingly efficient at operating under the radar. The League since expanded to 16 total members with the additions of Zatara, Captain Atom, Black Canary, Green Lantern (John Stewart), Captain Marvel, and Red Tornado.
The Justice League set up a public base on Earth at the Hall of Justice in Washington D.C. and secretly in space at the Watchtower. Leadership rotated between members through election. Once elected, the leader would serve for one year unless he or she had to step down for some reason. Batman was formally elected to be the League's leader and served during Team Year Zero. The League also established relationships with the United Nations and the United States government. Currently, it is an international organization with a United Nations charter.
On July 4th, Team Year Zero, a little after 14:00 Eastern Daylight Time (EDT), Zatara requested a full Justice League response to the sorceror Wotan. The other 15 members of the Justice League rendezvoused with Zatara and defeated Wotan. Following the battle, they arrived at what was once Project Cadmus' two-floor headquarters in Washington D.C., on July 5th at 00:39:16 EDT, to find Robin, Kid Flash, Aqualad, Superboy, and an unconscious Blockbuster. Batman vowed, on behalf of the League, to initiate a full investigation of all 54 floors of the company and agreed to the young partners' demands. Blockbuster was escorted by Captain Atom, the Green Lanterns, Hawkman, and Hawkwoman to the proper authorities. An undercover unit, under the guidance of Batman, Red Tornado, and Black Canary, was founded to go on covert missions on behalf of the League.
On August 3rd, it took eight members of the Justice League to defeat a new menace named Amazo in Litchfield County. S.T.A.R. Labs was brought in to analyze the parts and the Team to safeguard the transports. On October 1st to 2nd, the Justice League split into small units and fought Plant Creatures across the planet while the Team disabled the system controlling the beasts. When the threat was averted, the League arrived in Bayou Bartholomew and forced the Injustice League to surrender. On November 11th, the Justice League performed a joint mission with the Team to destroy five Flying Ice Fortresses causing ice storms across the United States of America. On November 25th, the Justice League met at the Watchtower to discuss another round of expansion. Superman nominated Icon, Wonder Woman nominated Rocket, Batman nominated the Atom and Plastic Man, Flash nominated the Green Lantern Guy Gardner, Green Arrow nominated Red Arrow, and Dr. Fate nominated Kid Flash and Aqualad. Captain Marvel and Dr. Fate's status as members were also called into question.
After several hours, the Justice League voted to ratify the results without objection. On December 30th, a public ceremony was held at the Hall of Justice where five new members were inducted into the Justice League: Dr. Fate, The Atom, Plastic Man, Icon, and Red Arrow. However, after the League gathered at the Watchtower for an induction party, they were all compromised by Starrotech implants administered by Red Arrow, who discovered he was the mole working for the Light. Vandal Savage arrived and the League submitted to the villain. On December 31st, six members were deployed on an away mission off Earth to Rimbor for 16 hours then recalled to the Watchtower via Hush Tube. Just before midnight, the Team successfully administered the Curotech and neutralized the effects of Starrotech. However, there were still questions left unanswered about the Light's plans for the Justice League in phase two of their ultimate plan.
The second Blue Beetle of modern times, Ted Kord, Black Lightning and Green Lantern Guy Gardner joined the Justice League sometime within the span of five years. In Team Year Two, the Justice League called off their official search for Speedy while Guardian and Red Arrow continued on. In Team Year Five, Captain Atom became the leader of the Justice League. On February 18th, Batman dispatched the League across the planet to quell panic and start rescue efforts after natural disasters generated in the wake of Tiamat's awakening. After Aquagirl sacrificed her life to stop Tiamat, the League confiscated the statue fragments used to awaken it and destroyed them. By the end of the year, Zatanna and Rocket joined the League as its 25th and 26th members.
On December 1st, Team Year Five, four members of the Justice League were teleported to the Moon against their will by Kylstar. They were joined by Superboy and several dubious beings. Zatanna, Martian Manhunter, Flash, Atom, and Plastic Man went to Metropolis to investigate the spherical field in Metropolis and teamed up with Alpha Squad to confront The Collector of Worlds. Soon all the heroes and others taken were reunited aboard The Collector's ship. After some discussion, The Collector agreed to spare Metropolis and restore it to normal.
In Team Year Six, in January, the Justice League and the Team performed a simultaneous strike on 14 locations on Earth occupied by Kroloteans and stolen Zeta technology. They continued to track down remaining Kroloteans and issued special scanners to governments across the planet. On January 6th, several members of the League partnered with the Team for a mission to capture the Kroloteans hiding out on Malina Island. On January 26th, Batman, Superman, Wonder Woman, Martian Manhunter, Hawkwoman, Green Lantern John Stewart, Hal Jordan, Guy Gardner, Hawkman, and Icon left for Rimbor to stand trial for the 16 hour rampage that took place five years ago. The Light issued some well placed bribes to ensure their conviction.
On May 26th, the Justice League worked in conjunction with the Team to defend Earth from the Warworld. Dr. Fate, Captain Atom, Captain Marvel, and Rocket participated in the joint mission. While the Team infiltrated Warworld, the Leaguers took out weapons launched by Mongul. When Blue Beetle reported the rest of the Team and the Crystal Key went missing, Captain Atom decided the key chamber should be guarded in shifts by two Leaguers. Captain Marvel and Rocket took the first shift. Green Arrow, Plastic Man, and Zatanna guarded the chamber on May 27th. The Atom, Flash and Aquaman, on the 30th. Black Canary, Captain Marvel, and Black Lightning guarded the chamber on June 19th. They were ousted by the Light.
On June 20th, those on Rimbor were found guilty on all charges. Superboy, Miss Martian, and Adam Strange arrived with solid evidence exonerating the heroes and revealing the true culprits, the Light. Eventually, they were cleared of all charges and released. While on their way off the planet, they witnessed Vandal Savage's message and arrival of the Warworld. At 23:16 EDT, they returned to Earth and were met by the Team. On July 4th, Black Canary became the new leader of the Justice League. Batman then announced the Team would operate side by side with the League aboard the Watchtower.