Once notorious criminal "Eel" O'Brian, Plastic Man has reformed and is currently on parole, working off his debt to society by taking cases at the community service center assigned to him by officer Archie. During the pilot, he battles the Human Puddle as he attempts to flood the city in order to rule it. He defeats him by turning his body into instant gelatin, which the townspeople chase after to try and devour. Unfortunately, the Puddle had caused the city dam to burst, forcing Plastic Man to block the hole for a year while it was repaired.