The TeamBack to Heroes Main > The Team
Real Identity: Various
Affiliation(s): Justice League
Appearances: All episodes except Independence Day Part One
Appearances (Comics): Face Your Fears, What's The Story?, Fears, Rabbit Holes, Wonderland, Cold Case, Hot Case, The Pit..., The Pendulum, ...And The Penalty, Under The Surface..., ...Here There Be Monsters, Monkey Business, Gorilla Warfare, Players Chapter One, Players Chapter Two, Players Chapter Three, Players Chapter Four, Players Chapter Five, Players Chapter Six, Torch Songs: Part 1, and Torch Songs: Part 2
Appearances (Games): Legacy
Voiced By: Various
Three to four years after the formation of the Justice League, their high profile status prevented them from effectively fighting crime and to make matters worse, the supervillains were becoming increasingly efficiency at operating under the radar. An undercover unit was founded within the League, the Team, to fight them. The Team is currently based on Earth at Mount Justice. Red Tornado volunteered to be their supervisor, Black Canary was placed in charge of their training, and Batman was to deploy the Team on covert missions. On July 8th, at 8:04 Eastern Daylight Time (EDT), the five member team gathered: Aqualad, Kid Flash, Robin, Superboy, and Miss Martian. The sixth member was to be Speedy but when it became apparent he wasn't joining, Artemis was later chosen.
The Team's first official assignment was a covert reconnaissance mission on Santa Prisca on July 22nd. The plan involved two drop zones. Aqualad would go to Drop Zone A and patch the island's heat and motion sensors. The rest of the Team would arrive at Drop Zone B and rendezvous with Aqualad later on. However, the battle plan changed when the Team discovered Bane's operations were taken over by Kobra whom developed a new drug even more powerful than Venom and were set to ship it out. The Team was able to destroy all but one ampoule of the Kobra Venom and the Venom factory before vacating Santa Prisca. The mission outcome has influenced the Light to issue a counter offensive against the Team.
On July 25th, the Team was sent to Salt Flats to prevent Psycho-Pirate from stealing a canister of Plutonium. During the course of the mission, they learned he was hired by Atomic Skull. The Team's next mission was on August 3rd and it detailed acting as bodyguards for two S.T.A.R. Labs trucks transporting parts of Amazo to Boston and Manhattan for analysis. The mission changed once again as the Team scrambled to find both Superboy and Amazo. During a battle in the Gotham City Academy, the Team was briefly aided by a mysterious archer. When Green Arrow verified it wasn't him, the Team concluded it must have been Speedy. On August 8th, the six member team was deployed to a local high school to protect Serling Roquette while she completed a virus designed to stop a weapon she was forced to make for the League of Shadows. The team encountered four members of the Shadows; Cheshire, Black Spider, The Hook, and Professor Ojo. Only Cheshire evaded capture.
On August 13th, the Team received a lesson in espionage from Captain Atom. When the course began to falter, Captain decided to send them out in the field with a Vietnam era cold case to learn first hand. On August 15th, the Team reported to Captain Atom that Captain Adams was framed and everyone involved except Wade Eiling, who was the actual leader, was part of a weapons smuggling ring. On August 26th, 21:08 EDT, the Team was assigned to track Clayface in Gotham City. On August 27th, 06:17 EDT, the Team was defeated by Clayface due to Aqualad's lack of focus and a strategy of divide and conquer versus a coordinated strike.
On September 3rd, the Team was dispatched to investigate an immense power source originating in the Bialyan desert. They encountered a science team supervised by Psimon and had their short term memory tampered with. Eventually, they reunited. Miss Martian went after Superboy while the others were left to care for the dehydrated Aqualad. At the mission's end, the team was in possession of the Sphere. On September 16th, Superboy and Miss Martian posed as the Terror Twins and entered Belle Reve Penitentiary to investigate the four ice villians: Mr. Freeze, Icicle Junior, Killer Frost, and Captain Cold. On September 22nd, the Team was surprised by two invaders, Red Inferno and Red Torpedo. Robin and Artemis arrived some time later and utilized an electromagnetic pulse to neutralize them. However, the pulse wore off and Red Tornado was reprogrammed. He drained the oxygen from the room and rendered the Team unconscious. When they awoke, the three androids were gone and some members of the Justice League were present.
Already weary from the incursion, the Team faced further strain when Superboy revealed Aqualad witheld knowledge of a mole from them. With Red Tornado missing, the Team was to be overseen by rotating supervisors. Captain Marvel volunteered for the first shift. Dispatched to Northern India to investigate armed animal incidents, the Team seemed on the verge on instability. Aqualad took Captain Marvel's advice and took command of the situation. After the mission's end, Aqualad explained himself and the Team voted to keep him on as leader. On September 26th, the Team was sent to Bwunda to investigate a possible Kobra Venom operation. They were surrounded by enhanced gorillas and neutralized with Proprietary Collars. The Team allied with the gorillas and defeated the Brain once more. On October 1st, the Team was tasked by Batman to find the central control system commanding giant Plant Creatures, even if they had to battle the Injustice League to do it. On October 10th, the Team went on an unsanctioned mission with Zatanna to find the missing Red Tornado. After battling T.O. Morrow's Red Volcano and helping save the planet, they learned Tornado was not the mole and actually came to care about them.
On October 16th, the Team underwent a training exercise in an artificial reality. The Team was forced to defend the planet after the Justice League perished. However, they were unaware the exercise was a train-for-failure and the scenario was designed to get worse. When Artemis died, Miss Martian's subconscious took control from Martian Manhunter. As a result, the Team forgot the exercise was not real and each slipped into a coma as they died. Martian Manhunter entered the reality and managed to shock Miss Martian out of the exercise and save everyone's lives. However, the psychological ramifications took its toll on them. On October 23rd, the Team had not yet rallied and met with Black Canary individually to discuss their issues. On November 6th, utilizing Captain Marvel and Billy Batson, the Team and Justice League coordinated an attack on Roanoke Island where a magic spell was traced to. On November 11th, the Team had their first joint mission with the Justice League: destroy several Flying Ice Fortresses causing severe ice storms.
On November 22nd, the Team was assigned to investigate President Harjavti and his surprise announcement about reunifying Qurac and Bialya then turning over rulership to Queen Bee. For this mission, Robin was designated team leader in Aqualad's absence. On December 5th, Red Arrow formally joined the Team in part as a stepping stone to joining the Justice League. At the same time, Green Arrow assigned them to track Sportsmaster in New Orleans. A smaller unit consisting of Aqualad, Kid Flash, Red Arrow, and Artemis was formed for the mission. However, it was deemed a failure when no villains were captured and no intelligence was gathered. From December 22nd to December 24th, part of the Team went on an unofficial mission to Europe in order to clear Haly's Circus of any connection to a series of technology thefts. They discovered the thief was hidden among the circus performers and he was actually Parasite. The Team neutralized him in Geneva before he could successfully generate a black hole at the Large Boson Collider.
On December 30th, while watching the induction ceremony of five new members into the Justice League, Dick Grayson received a League alert about Cheshire. The Team investigated on their own but it was all an ambush planned by the Riddler to get rid of them. However, the Team rallied and captured him, Mammoth, and Shimmer. The containment case from New Orleans was also confiscated. The detainment of the three villains helped Batman prove Warden Strange was running Belle Reve as a front for criminal activity. The Team later learned Superboy, Artemis, and Miss Martian's secrets. They formulated an ambush of their own and traveled to Santa Prisca to confront several more villains. Bane, Blockbuster, and Sportsmaster were captured but Lex Luthor, Mercy Graves, Queen Bee, and Cheshire escaped. On December 31st, the Team abandoned the Cave with Wolf, Red Tornado, an unconscious Black Canary, Sphere, and the Bio Ship. They gathered up Red Arrow and proceeded to reverse engineer a cure to Starrotech with the help of Dr. Spence, Dr. Roquette, Queen Mera, and Dr. Vuko. 16 hours later, they infiltrated the Watchtower and freed the Justice League from the Light's control.
Over the course of five years, more members were added to the Team: Tempest, Aquagirl, Troia, Robin (Jason Todd), Lieutenant Marvel, Sergeant Marvel, Batgirl, Beast Boy, Blue Beetle, Bumblebee, Lagoon Boy, Robin (Tim Drake), and Wonder Girl. Mal Duncan served as the Team's operations manager and coordinated communications from the Cave. Depending on the scope of a mission, the Team is often broken up into smaller squads. On February 16th, Team Year Five, the Team was given an assignment by Batman to investigate the kidnapping of archaeologist Dr. Sandsmark from her dig site near Olympia. The scope of the mission quickly expanded to a global search for four fragments of a statue the Light planned to use to awaken the alien chaos weapon Tiamat. Aquagirl unraveled the truth behind the mythic battle between Marduk and Tiamat but was tricked and captured by Klarion in the process. Aquagirl had discovered Marduk used the Tablet of Destiny, an object of Order, to stop Tiamat but sacrificed his life to place it into a dormant state. Aquagirl made the ultimate sacrifice and gave her life to save the world once more from Tiamat.
On February 19th, Team Year Five, the Team assembled in the Cave and grieved for their fallen comrade. Reeling from the revelation Black Manta was his biological father, Aqualad took a leave of absence from the Team and Nightwing took over as the leader. On December 1st, Team Year Five, a Beta Squad led by Miss Martian supervised a public rally held by Noor Harjavti in Metropolis to raise fund for the Quraci Democratic Party. Just as Devastation, an agent of Queen Bee, appeared, the mission took a strange turn. Superman, Superboy, and Devastation were teleported away by an alien named Kylstar. After Miss Martian and Lagoon Boy left Earth to investigate a powerful Zeta radiation signal on the Moon, The Collector of Worlds appeared above Metropolis and encased part of it in a spherical field cutting off Beta Squad from communications. Bumblebee and Beast Boy took Noor Harjavti to Bibbo's Diner to hide her from Queen Bee's assassins, Batgirl remained at the edge of the field to communicate with the outside world, and Alpha Squad arrived in Metropolis to confront The Collector. After an hour, Match and Batgirl were rendered unconscious as the city began to shrink. Most of the Team were reunited aboard The Collector's ship. After a discussion, The Collector restored Metropolis to normal and departed the planet. In the aftermatch, Blue Beetle formally joined the Team.
On January 1st, Team Year Six, a Delta Squad comprised of Superboy, Miss Martian, Robin, Beast Boy, Bumblebee, and Blue Beetle recaptured Clayface and sent him to Arkham Asylum. On January 4th-5th, the Team took part in a coordinated mission to hit 14 Krolotean bases on Earth simultaneously while Superboy, Miss Martian, and Beast Boy teleported to Rann with Adam Strange to find the main base. On January 6th, several members of the Team partnered with the Justice League to raid Malina Islanda and capture the Kroloteans once and for all. During the mission, they confronted their former comrade and leader Aqualad. On February 19th, an all-female Alpha Squad was sent to Bialya in order to investigate known Boom Tube hotspots and search for any alien technology matching the bomb used to blow up Malina Island. Instead, the squad discovered a shipment of kidnapped teenagers and liberated them.
On March 19th, a larger Gamma Squad was formed including the un-retired Artemis and dispatched to Cape Canaveral to protect the Earth-Mars-Communication-Satellite. The mission was a failure when a smuggled bomb destroyed the rocket carrying the satellite and Artemis was seemingly killed in action. Nightwing, Kaldur'ahm, Wally West, and Artemis Crock were privy to a long term deep cover mission to infiltrate the Light and expose them once and for all. As the next phase of the plan, Artemis left with Kaldur'ahm at the expense of Lagoon Boy's capture. On March 23rd, three more members of the Team were captured by Kaldur'ahm and later sent off to the Light's partner. To make matters worse, Mount Justice was destroyed with an alien explosive. On March 30th, the Team performed a daring rescue mission and boarded a Reach Ship in the Pacific. They freed their kidnapped comrades and several teenagers. However, they fell in battle against the Black Beetle. Blue Beetle held his own and an accidental hull breach secured their escape.
On April 8th, a small Alpha Squad unit led by Robin were sent to LexCorp Farms to investigate the new partnership between Lex Luthor and the Reach. The mission did not go as planned when Arsenal, the latest addition to the Team, blew up a laboratory and the squad was forced to fight Black Beetle. Luckily, they met a new ally named Green Battle and escaped with their lives.
On May 26th, the Team went on a joint mission with the Justice League to engage the Warworld. Four squads were formed. Alpha Squad was made up of Superboy, Wonder Girl, Wolf, and Arsenal and tasked with taking on Mongul. Beta Squad was made up of Blue Beetle, Impulse, and Beast Boy and tasked with taking possession of the Crystal Key. Gamma Squad was made up of Bumblebee, Guardian, and Super-Cycle and tasked with disabling the Warworld power core. Delta Squad was made up of Batgirl and Robin and tasked with laying down cover fire for the Justice League in the Bio-Ship. At the end of the mission, Blue Beetle suddenly attacked and neutralized everyone but Arsenal who fled back into Warworld's interior. The Team were placed in stasis chambers on Warworld by the Reach. On May 30th, they were freed by Arsenal and four enhanced runaways they saved on March 30th. Before they left for Earth, Nightwing dismissed Arsenal from the Team. At 06:21 EDT, the Team returned to the Warehouse.
On June 13th, Batgirl and Impulse worked jointly with Zatanna and Rocket to capture Blue Beetle and free him from Reach control. They were provided support by Beast Boy, Wonder Girl, and Robin. As a boon, Green Beetle was also freed. On June 19th, the full force of the Team, along with temporarily unretired Kid Flash and Artemis, attacked the Reach and the Light at their summit on Santa Prisca after recording their entire discussion. They broke the villains' alliance and managed to capture several including, Deathstroke, Black Manta, and the Reach Ambassador. At 05:24 EDT, Aqualad officially assumed the role of leader of the Team after Nightwing willingly relinquished it. On June 20th, they infiltrated the Reach Ship in New York City and defeated the delegation. They then formed into squads with the Justice League and unaffiliated heroes to save the Earth from the Reach's Magnetic Field Generators. The crisis was averted but at a terrible cost, Kid Flash perished while helping negate chrysalis energy released by the last generator.
On July 4th, it was made official that the Team would operate out of the Watchtower side by side with the Justice League. Virgil Hawkins joined the Team as Static, Artemis took on the codename Tigress, Impulse carried on the mantle of Kid Flash, and Nightwing began a leave of absence. Aqualad soon handed out three assignments. Superboy, Miss Martian, and Beast Boy were Alpha Squad and sent to Mars to answer a distress call sent by B'arzz O'oomm. Tigress, Kid Flash, Bumblebee, and the Guardian were Beta Squad and sent to find proof LexCorp was rereleasing the Reach soft drink under a new name. Everyone else was Gamma Squad and tasked with following up Batgirl's lead on Vandal Savage's next move. On August 8, Alpha Squad, consisting of Batgirl, Miss Martian, Beast Boy, and Superboy, deployed to a classic movie festival in Hollywood in search of Psimon even though they suspected a trap. Psimon used his ability to guide Miss Martian to a pocket of emotional safety hidden deep within her psyche then her insecurities trapped her as well as Superboy, Beast Boy, and Sandra Stanyon. He blasted Batgirl unconscious then fled the scene.
Beast Boy's encyclopedic knowledge of "Hello, Megan!" aided in figuring out what was different with the episode they were trapped in and drawing the conclusion that forgiveness was the key to escaping. Superboy admitted he would always love Miss Martian and apologized for pushing her away after the Mars mission because he was afraid of getting close to her again. Miss Martian was no longer bound by insecurity and freed everyone. Stanyon was surprisingly used to "very scary and strange" and thanked the Team.
B-01: Nightwing (Formerly: Robin)
B-03: Kid Flash
B-05: Miss Martian
B-06: Red Arrow (Formerly: Speedy)
B-07: Tigress (Formerly: Artemis)
B-14: Lieutenant Marvel
B-15: Sergeant Marvel
B-18: Lagoon Boy
B-19: Beast Boy
B-21: Wonder Girl
B-22: Blue Beetle
B-23: Kid Flash (Formerly: Impulse)