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** It also happens to the villains: Brain Wave never uses his image-projecting power after his first appearance and later has to use SuperScience to achieve the same things, and the Wizard's magic is nowhere in evidence in his two subsequent appearances leading the Injustice Society.
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* BadassNormal: This role is filled by Mister Terrific, the third-smartest man in the world (and therefore smart enough to know that "Working Out = Good"), Hawkman (who graduated to Franchise/ConanTheBarbarian with wings), and Wildcat, advertised as the man who [[BadAss taught self-defense classes to the JLA]].

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* BadassNormal: This role is filled by Mister Terrific, the third-smartest man in the world (and therefore smart enough to know that "Working Out = Good"), Hawkman (who graduated to Franchise/ConanTheBarbarian with wings), and Wildcat, advertised as the man who [[BadAss taught self-defense classes to the JLA]].JLA.
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* JokerJury: ''All Star Comics'' #37.

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* JokerJury: The Injustice Society of the World subjects the JSA to one of these in ''All Star Comics'' #37.#37.



* ApronMatron: Red Tornado.

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* ApronMatron: Abigail "Ma" "the Red Tornado.Tornado" Hunkel, which back in the 40s was combined with SweetPollyOliver.


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* HeroWithAnFInGood: Magog exemplifies this in his modern incarnation.
21st Nov '16 12:20:48 PM rafi
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* ArchivedArmy: A comic has the JSA fighting what appears to be a band of villains out of history: UsefulNotes/{{Nero}}, Goliath, Captain Kidd, Cesare Borgia, UsefulNotes/GenghisKhan and UsefulNotes/AttilaTheHun. It turns out to be one guy (a guard at a wax museum) masquerading as all these figures. However he succeeds in killing the entire male membership of the Society in that issue. [[ComicBookDeath They get better]].



* ArmsDealer: The {{Elseworlds}} miniseries ''JSA: The Liberty Files'' (featuring Batman and the JSA) featured the Joker as an arms dealer selling weapons to the Nazis.



* CoolShip: Following the return of their [[InformedAbility ace pilot]] Atom Smasher, the All-Stars gained one in the form of the appropriately named Star Eagle.

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Following the return of their [[InformedAbility ace pilot]] Atom Smasher, the All-Stars gained one in the form of the appropriately named Star Eagle.
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The comic book ''All-Star Comics'', in 1940, was introduced as a standard anthology title featuring characters from other anthologies. However in the third issue (Winter, 1940), writer Gardner Fox introduced the Justice Society of America, teaming up the characters. Because it was mostly for less-used characters, any character who got his own series would have minimal appearances, so [[Franchise/TheFlash Flash]] and Franchise/GreenLantern left when they got solo comics, Franchise/{{Superman}} and Franchise/{{Batman}} rarely appeared, and Franchise/WonderWoman was the JSA's [[StayInTheKitchen secretary]] and didn't go on missions until late in the Golden Age ''All-Star'' run. The team had a roster that changed from time to time, with character leaving the team and others replacing them, until finally the lineup stabilized for the last two years of the book's run. The comic was canceled with issue #57 (February-March, 1951) at the end of UsefulNotes/TheGoldenAgeOfComicBooks, with ''All-Star Western'' continuing the numbering.

Over a decade later, superheroes were on the rise again and Franchise/TheFlash (the [[UsefulNotes/TheSilverAgeOfComicBooks Silver Age]] Flash, a totally different guy than the one in UsefulNotes/WorldWarII) discovered another world inhabited by the older [[UsefulNotes/TheGoldenAgeOfComicBooks Golden Age]] characters. Continuity had been invented by this point, so the explanation was, "All those JSA stories took place on [[AlternateUniverse Earth-2]], which has its own version of Superman, and everything from, uh, [[UsefulNotes/TheInterregnum circa-1955]] on is from Earth-1, which has the Franchise/JusticeLeagueOfAmerica. Superman versus aliens? That was Earth-1. Superman versus [[ThoseWackyNazis Nazis]]? Earth-2." Thus, every summer, the JLA and the JSA would [[{{Crossover}} team up]], in some of the few multi-part storylines of UsefulNotes/TheSilverAgeOfComicBooks. These were often titled "Crisis on Earth-Something", and involved the two teams responding to multidimensional disasters.

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The comic book ''All-Star Comics'', in 1940, was introduced as a standard anthology title featuring characters from other anthologies. However in the third issue (Winter, 1940), writer Gardner Fox introduced the Justice Society of America, teaming up the characters. Because it was mostly for less-used characters, any character who got his own series would have minimal appearances, so [[Franchise/TheFlash Flash]] and Franchise/GreenLantern left when they got solo comics, Franchise/{{Superman}} and Franchise/{{Batman}} rarely appeared, and Franchise/WonderWoman was the JSA's [[StayInTheKitchen secretary]] and didn't go on missions until late in the Golden Age ''All-Star'' run. The team had a roster that changed from time to time, with character characters leaving the team and others replacing them, until finally the lineup stabilized for the last two years of the book's run. The comic was canceled with issue #57 (February-March, 1951) at the end of UsefulNotes/TheGoldenAgeOfComicBooks, with ''All-Star Western'' continuing the numbering.

Over a decade later, superheroes were on the rise again and Franchise/TheFlash (the [[UsefulNotes/TheSilverAgeOfComicBooks Silver Age]] Flash, a totally different guy than the one in UsefulNotes/WorldWarII) discovered another world Earth inhabited by the older [[UsefulNotes/TheGoldenAgeOfComicBooks Golden Age]] characters. Continuity had been invented by this point, so the explanation was, "All those JSA stories took place on [[AlternateUniverse Earth-2]], which has its own version of Superman, and everything from, uh, [[UsefulNotes/TheInterregnum circa-1955]] on is from Earth-1, which has the Franchise/JusticeLeagueOfAmerica. Superman versus aliens? That was Earth-1. Superman versus [[ThoseWackyNazis Nazis]]? Earth-2." Thus, every summer, the JLA and the JSA would [[{{Crossover}} team up]], in some of the few multi-part storylines of UsefulNotes/TheSilverAgeOfComicBooks. These were often titled "Crisis on Earth-Something", and involved the two teams responding to multidimensional disasters.



The ComicBook/CrisisOnInfiniteEarths left the JSA relatively untouched, but [[ExecutiveMeddling DC Editorial wanted]] to get rid of the JSA. So, in the best tradition of the AssPull: "Suddenly, the JSA were attacked by a spell [[StupidJetpackHitler cast by Hitler]] in the last days of UsefulNotes/WorldWarII, which summoned the [[TheLegionsOfHell demons of Ragnarok]] to [[TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt destroy the world]]. The JSA had no choice but to create a [[TimeyWimeyBall hole in time and space]], and all go [[PutOnABus through the hole]] to fight demons." The JSA were caught up in a time loop fighting demons from 1986 to 1992, when they were released during the ''Armageddon:Inferno'' crossover. They had a flashback miniseries in 1991 and a short series in 1992 that was cancelled even before its first issue by more ExecutiveMeddling.

The CrisisCrossover ''Zero Hour'' [[RocksFallEveryoneDies brutally killed off]] members Doctor Fate, Doctor Mid-Nite, Hourman, and the Atom (an act meant to both [[ExecutiveMeddling get rid of "embarrassing" older heroes and create some epic deaths for the big story]]), and wrote out Carter and Shiera Hall, the Golden Age Hawkman and Hawkgirl, by merging them with the Silver Age Hawkman, Katar Hol. The second revival, simply entitled "JSA", brought the team back together with numerous new members, [[BackFromTheDead resurrected]] Hourman (who retired and entrusted the mantle to his son) and the Carter Hall version of Hawkman, and eventually fizzled after 87 issues and yet another CrisisCrossover. It was initially written by James Robinson (and included his ComicBook/{{Starman}} in the lineup) and David Goyer. Robinson was later replaced by Creator/GeoffJohns, whose run on the book is generally considered the team's peak and is regarded as one of his best works to this day.

The last series before the 2011 reboot, once again titled "Justice Society of America", [[AdaptationDistillation attempted to take the best of all previous incarnations]] with the young-meets-old theme, [[ThoseWackyNazis Nazi supervillans]], and a return to [[TheMultiverse universe-hopping adventure]]. There was even a second ongoing, ''JSA Classified'', which turns the CharacterFocus to individual members on their team.

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The ComicBook/CrisisOnInfiniteEarths left the JSA relatively untouched, but [[ExecutiveMeddling DC Editorial wanted]] to get rid of the JSA. So, in the best tradition of the AssPull: "Suddenly, the JSA were attacked by a spell [[StupidJetpackHitler cast by Hitler]] in the last days of UsefulNotes/WorldWarII, which summoned the [[TheLegionsOfHell demons of Ragnarok]] to [[TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt destroy the world]]. The JSA had no choice but to create a [[TimeyWimeyBall hole in time and space]], and all go [[PutOnABus through the hole]] to fight demons." The JSA were caught up in a time loop fighting demons from 1986 to 1992, when they were released during the ''Armageddon:Inferno'' ''Armageddon: Inferno'' crossover. They had a flashback miniseries in 1991 and a short series in 1992 that was cancelled even before its first issue by more ExecutiveMeddling.

The CrisisCrossover ''Zero Hour'' ''ComicBook/ZeroHour'' [[RocksFallEveryoneDies brutally killed off]] members Doctor Fate, Doctor Mid-Nite, Hourman, and the Atom (an act meant to both [[ExecutiveMeddling get rid of "embarrassing" older heroes and create some epic deaths for the big story]]), and wrote out Carter and Shiera Hall, the Golden Age Hawkman and Hawkgirl, by merging them with the Silver Age Hawkman, Katar Hol. The second revival, simply entitled "JSA", brought the team back together with numerous new members, [[BackFromTheDead resurrected]] Hourman (who retired and entrusted the mantle to his son) and the Carter Hall version of Hawkman, and eventually fizzled after 87 issues and yet another CrisisCrossover. It was initially written by James Robinson (and included his ComicBook/{{Starman}} in the lineup) and David Goyer. Robinson was later replaced by Creator/GeoffJohns, whose run on the book is generally considered the team's peak and is regarded as one of his best works to this day.

The last series before the 2011 reboot, once again titled "Justice Society of America", [[AdaptationDistillation attempted to take the best of all previous incarnations]] with the young-meets-old theme, [[ThoseWackyNazis Nazi supervillans]], and a return to [[TheMultiverse universe-hopping adventure]]. There was even a second ongoing, ''JSA Classified'', which turns turned the CharacterFocus to individual members on their team.



James Robinson wrote several issues during a crossover with the Justice League, and then Mark Guggenheim became the regular writer. Fan reaction to his take on the characters was mixed, to say the least. His run ended when the ComicBook/{{New 52}} relaunch took place and the title was cancelled.

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James Robinson wrote several issues during a crossover with the Justice League, and then Mark Marc Guggenheim became the regular writer. Fan reaction to his take on the characters was mixed, to say the least. His run ended when the ComicBook/{{New 52}} relaunch took place and the title was cancelled.



The Justice Society is mentioned by [[ComicBook/{{Hourman}} Rex Tyler]] in the first season finale of ''Series/LegendsOfTomorrow'', suggesting they'll be coming to the Franchise/{{Arrowverse}} at some point.

See Characters/JusticeSocietyOfAmerica

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The Justice Society is mentioned by [[ComicBook/{{Hourman}} Rex Tyler]] in the first season finale of ''Series/LegendsOfTomorrow'', suggesting they'll be coming to and makes a full appearance in the Franchise/{{Arrowverse}} at some point.

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See Characters/JusticeSocietyOfAmericaCharacters/JusticeSocietyOfAmerica for the characters page.



** The original roster was Franchise/TheFlash, Franchise/GreenLantern, Hourman (I'm Batman [[SuperSerum on drugs]]!), Sandman (I'm Batman with a gasmask!), Hawkman (I'm Batman with wings!), Atom (I'm Midget Batman!), the Spectre (I'm Dead RealityWarper Batman!) and Doctor Fate (I'm a Wizard,[[strike:'arry]]!).

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** The original roster was Franchise/TheFlash, Franchise/GreenLantern, Hourman ComicBook/{{Hourman}} (I'm Batman [[SuperSerum on drugs]]!), Sandman (I'm Batman with a gasmask!), Hawkman ComicBook/{{Hawkman}} (I'm Batman with wings!), Atom [[ComicBook/TheAtom Atom]] (I'm Midget Batman!), the Spectre ComicBook/{{the Spectre}} (I'm Dead RealityWarper Batman!) and Doctor Fate ComicBook/DoctorFate (I'm a Wizard,[[strike:'arry]]!).Wizard!).



* InitiationCeremony: Johnny Thunder is put through one of these as a joke, though in the end he's accepted by the team. When Jay Garrick becomes an honorary member and leaves full time participation, Johnny tries to get his Thunderbolt to make the others let him join. They're not happy, and decide to play a joke on him to teach him a lesson, sending him to capture "Killer McPanzee", a supposed dangerous criminal who is in reality nothing of the story. Naturally Johnny gets mixed up with real crooks, and the whole team gets involved, eventually adding Johnny to the ranks due to his sheer determination and grit, even though he's a bit of a doofus.
* JekyllAndHyde: In All-Star #20, the JSA are helping industrialist Jason L. Rogers track down a criminal known as "The Monster", a hideous-looking man who follows Rogers around and has cost him his family and his business. It turns out that the Rogers himself turns into "The Monster" and never knew it.

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* InitiationCeremony: Johnny Thunder is put through one of these as a joke, though in the end he's accepted by the team. When Jay Garrick becomes an honorary member and leaves full time participation, Johnny tries to get his Thunderbolt to make the others let him join. They're not happy, and decide to play a joke on him to teach him a lesson, sending him to capture "Killer McPanzee", [=McPanzee=]", a supposed dangerous criminal who is in reality nothing of the story.sort. Naturally Johnny gets mixed up with real crooks, and the whole team gets involved, eventually adding Johnny to the ranks due to his sheer determination and grit, even though he's a bit of a doofus.
* JekyllAndHyde: In All-Star #20, the JSA are helping industrialist Jason L. Rogers track down a criminal known as "The Monster", a hideous-looking man who follows Rogers around and has cost him his family and his business. It turns out that the Rogers himself turns into "The Monster" and never knew it.



* MagicalSeventhSon:Johnny Thunder got his powers from being the seventh son of a seventh son, born on the seventh hour of the seventh day of the seventh month of 1917.

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* MagicalSeventhSon:Johnny MagicalSeventhSon: Johnny Thunder got his powers from being the seventh son of a seventh son, born on the seventh hour of the seventh day of the seventh month of 1917.



** The original members of the Justice Society included Comicbook/WonderWoman and Comicbook/BlackCanary, but when the group reformed decades later, it included the daughters of both as replacements. (Wonder Woman was retroactively stated to be Diana's mother, Hippolyta.) Many of the men returned despite having aged (such as Jay Garrick, the original Comicbook/{{Flash}}). Some, like Alan Scott (Comicbook/GreenLantern) and Carter Hall (Comicbook/{{Hawkman}}) had either de-aged or were immortal.

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** The original members of the Justice Society included Comicbook/WonderWoman Franchise/WonderWoman and Comicbook/BlackCanary, but when the group reformed decades later, it included the daughters of both as replacements. (Wonder Woman was retroactively stated to be Diana's mother, Hippolyta.) Many of the men returned despite having aged (such as Jay Garrick, [[Franchise/TheFlash the original Comicbook/{{Flash}}). Flash]]). Some, like Alan Scott (Comicbook/GreenLantern) (Franchise/GreenLantern) and Carter Hall (Comicbook/{{Hawkman}}) had either de-aged or were immortal.



* NotThatKindOfDoctor: Averted by both Doctor Mid-Nite, and late Doctor Fate as well once Kent Nelson decided to go to medical school and become an actual doctor in his own series, much to the approval of his fiance Inza. He became an intern in a clinic once he graduated, and many of his stories involved mysteries requiring the use of his medical knowledge to solve.

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* NotThatKindOfDoctor: Averted by both Doctor Mid-Nite, and late later Doctor Fate as well well, once Kent Nelson decided to go to medical school and become an actual doctor in his own series, much to the approval of his fiance fiancee Inza. He became an intern in a clinic once he graduated, and many of his stories involved mysteries requiring the use of his medical knowledge to solve.



* OutdatedOutfit: Johnny Thunder sported a green business suit and bow tie that would have been in fashion when the character was created in the 1940s, but he kept wearing it for decades afterwards. The narration in one story in the 1980s {lampshades)) this by mentioning that his fashion sense went into a permanent stall sometimes in the 1950s.

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* OutdatedOutfit: Johnny Thunder sported a green business suit and bow tie that would have been in fashion when the character was created in the 1940s, but he kept wearing it for decades afterwards. The narration in one story in the 1980s {lampshades)) {{lampshades}} this by mentioning that his fashion sense went into a permanent stall sometimes in the 1950s.



** The entire team when All-Star comics became a western in 1951.

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** The entire team when All-Star comics Comics became a western in 1951.



* AllLoveIsUnrequited: An interesting case. Hawkgirl kissed Sand, but mainly to go against the ide that she ''has'' to end up with Hawkman, who came back to lfie and jsut assumes that he'll have Kendra. Sand later pulls a HeroicSacrifice, and when he's found, he says he wanted Kendra to be more than a friend.

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* AllLoveIsUnrequited: An interesting case. Hawkgirl kissed Sand, but mainly to go against the ide idea that she ''has'' to end up with Hawkman, who came back to lfie and jsut just assumes that he'll have Kendra. Sand later pulls a HeroicSacrifice, and when he's found, he says he wanted Kendra to be more than a friend.



* TheAtoner: Black Adam, a former super-villain. Later [[HeelFaceRevolvingDoor reverted to form]]. Currently Atom-Smasher, who followed Adam in his descent back into villainy, is filling this role.

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* TheAtoner: Black Adam, a former super-villain. Later [[HeelFaceRevolvingDoor reverted to form]]. Currently Later, Atom-Smasher, who followed Adam in his descent back into villainy, is filling fills this role.



* BadassNormal: Currently, this role is filled by Mister Terrific, the third-smartest man in the world (and therefore smart enough to know that "Working Out = Good"), Hawkman (who graduated to Franchise/ConanTheBarbarian with wings), and Wildcat, advertised as the man who [[BadAss taught self-defense classes to the JLA]].

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* BadassNormal: Currently, this This role is filled by Mister Terrific, the third-smartest man in the world (and therefore smart enough to know that "Working Out = Good"), Hawkman (who graduated to Franchise/ConanTheBarbarian with wings), and Wildcat, advertised as the man who [[BadAss taught self-defense classes to the JLA]].



* BigScrewedUpFamily: Most of the inner turmoil in the JSA was caused by the original Atom, Al Pratt's kids. Atom-Smasher was Pratt's godchild, and more recently, Pratt's son Damage (it's a [[ItMakesSenseInContext complicated story]]) betrayed the team by siding with Gog.

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* BigScrewedUpFamily: Most of the inner turmoil in the JSA was caused by the original Atom, Al Pratt's Pratt's, kids. Atom-Smasher was Pratt's godchild, and more recently, later, Pratt's son Damage (it's a [[ItMakesSenseInContext complicated story]]) betrayed the team by siding with Gog.



** The android Hourman's time-ship

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** The android Hourman's time-shiptime-ship.



* DeadpanSnarker: Power Girl on occasion.



* DeadpanSnarker: Power Girl on occasion.



* DivergentCharacterEvolution: Even though the Justice Society came first and the Franchise/JusticeLeagueOfAmerica was just a [[UsefulNotes/TheSilverAgeOfComicBooks Silver Age]] update of the Justice Society, because the Justice League was more popular, it was decided that the Justice Society needed to find a new core concept to differentiate it from the Justice League. Several different ideas were tried such as being an AlternateUniverse equivalent to the Justice League, being a group of middle-aged superheroes, being a group of senior citizen superheroes, until finally, they found a concept that worked sales-wise: a multigenerational family of superheroes training the next generation.

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* DivergentCharacterEvolution: Even though the Justice Society came first and the Franchise/JusticeLeagueOfAmerica was just a [[UsefulNotes/TheSilverAgeOfComicBooks Silver Age]] update of the Justice Society, because the Justice League was more popular, it was decided that the Justice Society needed to find a new core concept to differentiate it from the Justice League. Several different ideas were tried such as being an AlternateUniverse equivalent to the Justice League, being a group of middle-aged superheroes, and being a group of senior citizen superheroes, until finally, they found a concept that worked sales-wise: a multigenerational family of superheroes training the next generation.



* DontYouDarePityMe Damage is quite belligerent about his scarred face.

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* DontYouDarePityMe DontYouDarePityMe: Damage is quite belligerent about his scarred face.



* {{Flanderization}}: Hourman was initially an action-loving hero with many aspects, who took major issue with Atom Smasher's betrayal, and had feelings for Jesse Chambers. Fast-forward one year, and now his entire personality seems based around fawning over his wife Jesse, or screaming at Atom Smasher for betraying the team. Thanks to LoadsAndLoadsOfCharacters, his few appearances in the book can only consist of just that.

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* {{Flanderization}}: Hourman was initially an action-loving hero with many aspects, who took major issue with Atom Smasher's betrayal, and had feelings for Jesse Chambers. Fast-forward one year, and now his entire personality seems seemed based around fawning over his wife Jesse, or screaming at Atom Smasher for betraying the team. Thanks to LoadsAndLoadsOfCharacters, his few appearances in the book can could only consist of just that.



* GenkiGirl: Cyclone, possibly the only example in DC comics. Generally just a hyperactive, over-talkative motor-mouth who ends up with her mouth finally covered by another character at least twice.
* GirlsNightOutEpisode



* GenkiGirl: Cyclone, possibly the only example in DC Comics. Generally just a hyperactive, over-talkative motor-mouth who ends up with her mouth finally covered by another character at least twice.
* GirlsNightOutEpisode



** And Mister America, after his entire family was murdered. He beats up the killer, stakes out the [[TheChessmaster mastermind]], loses (hard), and then runs from the [[HollywoodNewEngland Boston dockyards]] to [[BigApplesauce Battery Park]] with an arrow in his lungs, jumps through a skylight and lands back first on the JSA's round table. His final words? "[[DeTerminator I can't let justice die.]]"

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** And Mister America, after his entire family was murdered. He beats up the killer, stakes out the [[TheChessmaster mastermind]], loses (hard), and then runs from the [[HollywoodNewEngland Boston dockyards]] to [[BigApplesauce Battery Park]] with an arrow in his lungs, jumps through a skylight and lands back first on the JSA's round table. His final words? "[[DeTerminator "[[{{Determinator}} I can't let justice die.]]"



** An example: In the first issue of the current series, we are introduced to Mister America, a legacy hero whose gear consists of nothing but a DominoMask, a cape, and a silly little whip (and clothing!). A Golden Age villain tries to destroy his legacy by killing his family. When he finds out, he strangles the assassin with the silly little whip... which suddenly no longer looks silly.

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** An example: In the first issue of the current pre-New 52 series, we are introduced to Mister America, a legacy hero whose gear consists of nothing but a DominoMask, a cape, and a silly little whip (and clothing!). A Golden Age villain tries to destroy his legacy by killing his family. When he finds out, he strangles the assassin with the silly little whip... which suddenly no longer looks silly.



* OutOfFocus: Happens a ''lot'' considering there's so many members of the team. Dr. Fate and Jakeem Thunder would be gone for arcs at a time in the previous run, and the current one features about 20-odd characters, about 10 of whom get to say something once an issue, and even fewer who get major parts. This led to some bizarre situations where characters were ''introduced'' and then put Out of Focus, not saying or doing anything for another few issues!

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* OutOfFocus: Happens Happened a ''lot'' considering there's so many members of the team. Dr. Fate and Jakeem Thunder would be gone for arcs at a time in the previous JSA run, and the current one next run features about 20-odd characters, about 10 of whom get to say something once an issue, and even fewer who get major parts. This led to some bizarre situations where characters were ''introduced'' and then put Out of Focus, not saying or doing anything for another few issues!



* OverprotectiveDad: Jay Garrick tends to be this around Stargirl--he confronts the "is sixteen, but in an adult's body" Captain Marvel about his relationship with her, and suggests that a firefighter talking her up in another issue consider the age difference. The whole elder trio later forces Atom Smasher to let Stargirl down once and for all. Courtney does not appreciate any of these moments.

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* OverprotectiveDad: Jay Garrick tends to be this around Stargirl--he Stargirl -- he confronts the "is sixteen, but in an adult's body" Captain Marvel about his relationship with her, and suggests that a firefighter talking her up in another issue consider the age difference. The whole elder trio later forces Atom Smasher to let Stargirl down once and for all. Courtney does not appreciate any of these moments.



* ThePowerOfLove: What Johnny Sorrow was using Stargirl and Atom Smasher's love for- a magic spell to free him from the King of Tears.

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* ThePowerOfLove: What Johnny Sorrow was using Stargirl and Atom Smasher's love for- for - a magic spell to free him from the King of Tears.



* RetiredBadass: All of them.
** Special honors must go to retired non-powered superheroine Abigail "Ma" "The Red Tornado" Hunkel, who despite being in her '80s and considerably overweight, ably fights off supervillains with a ''frying pan''.



*** The JSA has now been completely removed from the history of DC's main Earth, with it being established that Superman was the first superhero to appear.

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*** The JSA has now been then got completely removed from the history of DC's main Earth, Earth with the New 52, with it being established that Superman was the first superhero to appear.appear. When DC decided to set up their return, they said the JSA had been lost to time, forgotten by history.
* RetiredBadass: All of them.
** Special honors must go to retired non-powered superheroine Abigail "Ma" "The Red Tornado" Hunkel, who despite being in her '80s and considerably overweight, ably fights off supervillains with a ''frying pan''.



** In one issue, a parallel universe Joker was shown as very old and decrepit, sporting a smiley pin with a splatter of blood- just like the one in ''Comicbook/{{Watchmen}}''.

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** In one issue, a parallel universe Joker was shown as very old and decrepit, sporting a smiley pin with a splatter of blood- blood - just like the one in ''Comicbook/{{Watchmen}}''.



* {{Stripperific}}: Played straight with Power Girl, but utterly averted by the rest of the female cast. In fact, the JSA may be the ''least'' Stripperific team around (the worst you get is Cyclone's long socks- and possible lack of underwear- and Stargirl's bare midriff).
* SuddenlySexuality: Mocked like all hell. When writer Bill Willingham took over the JSA title, there was a great amount of concern among fans about how this would affect Todd (as Willingham is a Republican). Some fans even feared that Willingham would "cure" Todd's sexuality. In Justice Society of America (Vol. 3)#40, Willingham attempted to address this concern in a humorous way by having the newly restored Obsidian announce that his homosexuality has been cured, only for him to quickly renounce this claim, telling the readers, while breaking the fourth wall for a brief moment, that he was only joking and that he was still gay.

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* {{Stripperific}}: Played straight with Power Girl, but utterly averted by the rest of the female cast. In fact, the JSA may be the ''least'' Stripperific team around (the worst you get is Cyclone's long socks- socks - and possible lack of underwear- underwear - and Stargirl's bare midriff).
* SuddenlySexuality: Mocked like all hell. When writer Bill Willingham took over the JSA title, there was a great amount of concern among fans about how this would affect Todd (as Willingham is a Republican). Some fans even feared that Willingham would "cure" Todd's sexuality. In Justice Society of America (Vol. 3)#40, 3) #40, Willingham attempted to address this concern in a humorous way by having the newly restored Obsidian announce that his homosexuality has been cured, only for him to quickly renounce this claim, telling the readers, while breaking the fourth wall for a brief moment, that he was only joking and that he was still gay.



* TheWorfEffect: Green Lantern Alan Scott is becoming a regular victim of this. Happened at least once in JSA's run when Blackbriar Thorn stabbed him through the heart and almost killed him. Happened again in ''two consecutive storylines'' when the Nazis killed him (sending Jay Garrick into a rage) and again in Marc Guggenheim's first issue as writer when the unknown super-terrorist broke Alan's neck in five seconds flat (sending Jay Garrick into a rage).
* YankTheDogsChain: During the "Thy Kingdom Come" arc, Gog seemingly granted Power Girl's wish to be returned to Earth-2. Karen was reunited with Helena Wayne and introduced to a modified Infinity Inc./Justice Society amalgam, the Justice Society Infinity. While her cousin is still dead, Karen gradually becomes to accept that she has finally returned home. And then she meets [[spoiler: her Earth-2 doppelganger, learning that when Earth-2 was recreated in ''InfiniteCrisis'', it was recreated with a new Power Girl. Karen spends the rest of the arc hunted by the JSI as they try to determine why she "impersonated" Power Girl.]]
* YoungerAndHipper: In the ComicBook/{{New 52}}, where they are once again the Earth-2 counterpart of the [[Franchise/JusticeLeagueOfAmerica Justice League]] and their members are the same age as the League's members.

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* TheWorfEffect: Green Lantern Alan Scott is becoming became a regular victim of this. Happened at least once in JSA's run when Blackbriar Thorn stabbed him through the heart and almost killed him. Happened again in ''two consecutive storylines'' when the Nazis killed him (sending Jay Garrick into a rage) and again in Marc Guggenheim's first issue as writer when the unknown super-terrorist broke Alan's neck in five seconds flat (sending Jay Garrick into a rage).
* YankTheDogsChain: During the "Thy Kingdom Come" arc, Gog seemingly granted Power Girl's wish to be returned to Earth-2. Karen was reunited with Helena Wayne and introduced to a modified Infinity Inc./Justice Society amalgam, the Justice Society Infinity. While her cousin is still dead, Karen gradually becomes to accept that she has finally returned home. And then she meets [[spoiler: her Earth-2 doppelganger, learning that when Earth-2 was recreated in ''InfiniteCrisis'', ''ComicBook/InfiniteCrisis'', it was recreated with a new Power Girl. Karen spends the rest of the arc hunted by the JSI as they try to determine why she "impersonated" Power Girl.]]
* YoungerAndHipper: In the ComicBook/{{New 52}}, where they their Earth-2 versions are once again the Earth-2 counterpart counterparts of the [[Franchise/JusticeLeagueOfAmerica Justice League]] and their members are the same age as the League's members.
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** Magog is one of {{Cable}}.

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** Magog is one of {{Cable}}.ComicBook/{{Cable}}.
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!!Tropes used by the Modern Age JSA include:

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!!Tropes used by the Golden Age JSA include:

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!!Tropes used by the Silver and Bronze Age JSA include:

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* {{Expy}}: When the teen supervillain Kid Karnevil attempted to infiltrate the Justice Society Of America, he did so by posing as a patriotic superhero named the All-American Kid. All-American Kid's costume and backstory were extremely similar to those of Bucky, the sidekick of ComicBook/CaptainAmerica.
** Magog is one of Cable.

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When the teen supervillain Kid Karnevil attempted to infiltrate the Justice Society Of America, he did so by posing as a patriotic superhero named the All-American Kid. All-American Kid's costume and backstory were extremely similar to those of Bucky, the sidekick of ComicBook/CaptainAmerica.
** Magog is one of Cable.{{Cable}}.



* ZettaiRyouiki: Cyclone's costume features a Grade A variety (high socks, short skirt), but features a slitted skirt/dress that's actually quite long, instead of a regular short skirt.

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* ZettaiRyouiki: Cyclone's costume features a Grade A variety (high socks, short skirt), but features a slitted skirt/dress that's actually quite long, instead of a regular short skirt.skirt.
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* DivergentCharacterEvolution: Even though the Justice Society came first and the ''Franchise/JusticeLeagueOfAmerica'' was just a [[UsefulNotes/TheSilverAgeOfComicBooks Silver Age]] update of the Justice Society, because the Justice League was more popular, it was decided that the Justice Society needed to find a new core concept to differentiate it from the Justice League. Several different ideas were tried such as being an AlternateUniverse equivalent to the Justice League, being a group of middle-aged superheroes, being a group of senior citizen superheroes, until finally, they found a concept that worked sales-wise, a multigeneration family of superheroes training the next generation.
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