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A unified league of heroes devoted to championing truth, justice and freedom for all people. The Justice League was officially formed in 2012, but its origin dates back to 2007.

Green Arrow's Team

In 2007, Oliver Queen decided to bring down LuthorCorp's 33.1 project (which experimented on metahumans, in an attempt to create super-soldiers). Realizing that he wouldn't be able to do it alone, Oliver recruited Bart Allen, Arthur Curry and Victor Stone, to help him. On their first major assault on a 33.1 facility, the team were aided by Clark Kent and Chloe Sullivan. After destroying LuthorCorp's Ridge facility in Metropolis, the team departed the city, to bring down 33.1 facilities that Lex Luthor had set up across the world.[11]

This early team had major issues with security. Clark and Chloe had managed to uncover the team, when they had checked Bart Allen's phone records and discovered that he had made numerous calls to a Queen Industries owned company.[11] A year later, Chloe Sullivan (who was doing some freelance work for Oliver Queen) found herself attacked by the Black Canary (then working for Lex), after she had used a computer at the Daily Planet, to intercept classified LuthorCorp information. Black Canary also ended up uncovering Green Arrow's identity, by simply checking Chloe's phone record.[12]

After Clark, Lex and Chloe disappeared in 2008, the team searched the globe for them. However, while Oliver eventually found Clark, Aquaman and Black Canary ended up being captured by LuthorCorp, after LuthorCorp tracked down their cellphones. With two of their members identities discovered by LuthorCorp, the team decided to disband for a while.[13]

The team eventually got back together.[14] However, their failure to stop Doomsday and the death of Henry James Olsen caused the team to disband again and its members going underground.[15]

The Watchtower Network

Olsen's ex-wife, Chloe, decided to restart the team again and use the loft apartment, that he had bought her as their base.[15] Working hard, Chloe managed to track down and get the former members back together again.[16] By each passing year, this new team grew, as more and more heroes joined their ranks.[4] However, the organization was more of a network of heroes, than a proper team.[6] If an individual member needed assistance, Watchtower could arrange for one or two other members to come to help them.[2][17] Very rarely would the whole team come together, to handle a crisis.[18] Furthermore, the team lacked structure.[2] Members were expected to check in regularly with Watchtower, but would frequently ignore this rule.[4][19] Individual members would even co-operate, without the knowledge of Watchtower.[20]

The Justice League

Following the battle against the Monitors, the organization was seemingly replaced by a new team. This new team consisted of Clark Kent (now called "Superman"), Green Arrow, Martian Manhunter, Batman, Watchtower II, Wonder Woman and the Green Lantern. This team soon came to be called the "Justice League".[10]

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The newly formed Justice League as they appeared in Season 11


Paraphernalia

Equipment: None known.
Transportation: None known.
Weapons: None known.


Notes

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Trivia

  • During the sixth season, there were plans for a Justice League spin-off. The show would've had Oliver give refuge to young metahumans, while putting together a team and trying to help them out.[21]

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