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I once thought I could protect the world by myself. But I was wrong. Working together, we saved the planet. And I believe if we stay together, as a team, we could be a force that could truly work for the ideals of peace and Justice. (The Flash: What, like a bunch of Super Friends?) More like a Justice League. (The Flash: Do you have any idea how corny that sounds?)
~ Superman deciding to form a team called the Justice League.

The Justice League is a team of superheroes appearing in American comic books published by DC Comics. As the DC Universe's premiere Silver Age superhero team, it is seen as the DCU's greatest gathering of heroes, be they well known icons like Batman, Superman or Wonder Woman or lesser known ones, like Black Lighting or Firestorm.

Origin

Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman, The Flash, Green Lantern, Aquaman and Martian Manhunter joined together to battle competing alien warriors known as the Appellaxians. It was later revealed that the seven founders where actually brought together to fight white martian forces.

Members

Founding Members

  • Superman - The Man of Steel and last son of the dead planet Krypton. Known as the world's greatest and most powerful hero and leader.
  • Batman - The grim, brooding protector of Gotham City and the World's greatest detective. Despite not possessing any superhuman abilities, is significant due to his intelligence and excellent detective skills.
  • Wonder Woman - The Princess & pride and joy of the Amazons of Themyscira. Blessed by the Greek goddesses and an icon for women everywhere.
  • The Flash/Barry Allen - The fastest man alive. A police chemist turned into a speedster superhero by a laboratory accident.
  • Green Lantern/Hal Jordan - The Green Lantern of Space Sector 2814. A daring pilot known for his fearlessness and arrogance.
  • Aquaman - The King of Atlantis and ruler of the seven seas. Commands all that dwells in the ocean.
  • Martian Manhunter - The mysterious Manhunter from Mars. Considered by many to be the heart and soul of the league.
  • Cyborg - A human who became mostly robotic when his Dad, Dr. Silas rebuilt him after an accident.

Later Members

  • Green Arrow - The Emerald Archer. A liberal hero of the people and the modern day Robin Hood.
  • Black Canary - The Blonde Bomvshell. Known for being the daughter of a member of the JSA and her relationship with Green Arrow.
  • Hawkman and Hawkgirl - The Winged Avengers. Reincarnated souls of Egyptian royalty or alien police officers, depending on the continuity.
  • The Atom/Ray Palmer - The Mighty Mite. A physicist with shrinking abilities. Good friends with Hawkman.
  • Zatanna - The Mistress of Magic. Daughter of the famous Zatara, the world's most powerful sorcerer.
  • Elongated Man - The Ductile Detective. Possesses stretching abilities and detective skills that rivals that of Batman.
  • Red Tornado - The Tornado Champion. An android possessed by an air elemental.

Other Members

Greek Parallels

The key members of the Justice League all share a parallel with the Gods of Greek mythology:

Justice League Greek God Role
Batman Hades The Guardian of the Underworld (Gotham City)
Superman Zeus The Patriarch, Lord of the sky and upholder of truth and justice
Wonder Woman Hera The Matriarch
Green Lantern Apollo The Visionary
Aquaman Poseidon King of the Sea
The Flash Hermes The Traveller
Martian Manhunter Coeus The Intellectual
Cyborg Heracles Half-man All-legend
Plastic Man Dionysus The Wildcard
Steel Hephaestus The Craftsman
Orion Ares The Warrior
Huntress Artemis The Killer
Hourman Cronus

The Time-Keeper

Oracle Athena The Analyst

Navigation

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Teams
Justice League | Justice League Antarctica | Justice League Dark | Justice League Detroit | Justice League Elite | Justice League Europe | Justice League International | Justice League Task Force | Justice Legion Alpha | Super Buddies |

Main
Aquaman | Atom | Batman | Black Canary | Cyborg | Elongated Man | Flash | Green Arrow | Green Lantern | Hawkgirl | Hawkman | Martian Manhunter | Red Tornado | Superman | Wonder Woman | Zatanna |

Secondary
Adam Strange | Agent Liberty | Amazing Man | Ambush Bug | Amethyst | Andrew Bennett | Animal Man | Antaeus | Atomica | August General in Iron | Azrael | Aztek | Batwing | Big Barda | Black Condor | Black Lightning | Black Orchid | Blue Beetle | Blue Devil | Blue Jay | Booster Gold | Bronze Tiger | Captain Atom | Captain Cold | Catwoman | Creeper | Crimson Fox | Deadman | Detective Chimp | Doctor Fate | Doctor Light | Doctor Mist | Donna Troy | Element Woman | Elongated Man | Equinox | Etrigan | Faith | Fire | Firehawk | Firestorm | Frankenstein | General Glory | Geo-Force | Guardian | Guy Gardner | Gypsy | Hourman | Huntress | Ice | Jade | Jesse Quick | Jessica Cruz | John Constantine | John Stewart | Katana | Killer Frost | Kyle Rayner | Lex Luthor | Lightray | Lobo | Madame Xanadu | Maxima | Metamorpho | Mister Miracle | Mon-El | Moon Maiden | Nightmare Nurse | Nightwing | Oracle | Orion | Pandora | Phantom Stranger | Plastic Man | Power Girl | Red Arrow | Red Tornado | Rocket Red | Shade the Changing Mann | Shazam | Silver Sorceress | Simon Baz | Starfire | Stargirl | Steel | Steve Trevor | Supergirl | Swamp Thing | Tasmanian Devil | Tomorrow Woman | Triumph | Vibe | Vixen | Zauriel |

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