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* DumbassHasAPoint: Flash interrupts the trial as only he can, but one of the judges admits he has a point and that they should put to rest any lingering doubts about the case.


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* ThePowerOfFriendship: The Leaguers do everything possible to prove John's innocence.
-->'''John:''' You believed in me, even when I didn't believe in myself.\\
'''Flash:''' Hey, what are friends for?


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* ProperlyParanoid: Superman in particular questions the evidence and has a hunch that things aren't what they seem. He and J'onn end up proving the planet was never destroyed.


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* StrangerInAFamiliarLand: John returns to his old neighborhood and encounters Mr. [=McGee=], his old history teacher. Seeing the old man has a grandson now makes John realize he's been away for a long time.


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* WhamLine: "I did it. I'm guilty."
* WhatTheHellHero:
** Hawkgirl condemns the other Lanterns for not even trying to give John the benefit of the doubt or trying to help him, leading to the brawl. Kilowag (who sat out the fight) admits she's absolutely right and tries to help John.
** When the other Lanterns finally admit they were wrong and should've known better, John indignantly says, "Yeah, you should've," and walks off.


* PragmaticAdaptation: This episode is loosely adapted from a 1977 two-part story that ran in Justice League of America #140-141, titled "No Man Escapes the Manhunter" and "No World Escapes the Manhunters".

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* PragmaticAdaptation: This episode is loosely adapted from a 1977 two-part story that ran in Justice ''Justice League of America America'' #140-141, titled "No Man Escapes the Manhunter" and "No World Escapes the Manhunters".


-->'''Flash''': "Don't you have any lawyers here?"
-->'''Chief Judge''': "We solved our lawyer problem a long time ago.

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-->'''Flash''': "Don't Don't you have any lawyers here?"
here?
-->'''Chief Judge''': "We We solved our lawyer problem a long time ago.



-->'''Second Judge''': But be aware: If you lose, you will share the same penalty as the accused."
-->'''Flash''': "The same penalty? You mean... That's crazy!"
-->'''Chief Judge''': "No, that's how we solved our lawyer problem."

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-->'''Second Judge''': But be aware: If you lose, you will share the same penalty as the accused."
accused.
-->'''Flash''': "The The same penalty? You mean... That's crazy!"
crazy!
-->'''Chief Judge''': "No, No, that's how we solved our lawyer problem."

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* ArtisticLicensePhysics: InUniverse: The Manhunters overlooked a critical detail that results in their FrameUp being exposed: Moons don't stay in orbit if the planet that they orbit around gets destroyed.

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** Also, John ''doesn't'' easily forgive [[WithFriendsLikeThese his fellow Lanterns]] for not considering his own innocence [[TrueCompanions like the League did.]]

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* BigNo: The lead Manhunter screams this as John expel his essence from the Power Battery.


* BarBrawl: Hawkgirl confronts the members of the Green Lantern Corp who are unwilling to help John, calling him a disgrace, at a bar. This infuriates Hawkgirl and causes her to single-handedly beat up four of the five Lanterns present. [[spoiler:Kilowag sits the fight out, eventually breaking it up after deciding Hawkgirl has a point.]]

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* BarBrawl: Hawkgirl confronts the members of the Green Lantern Corp who are unwilling to help John, calling him a disgrace, at a bar. This infuriates Hawkgirl and causes her to single-handedly beat up four of the five Lanterns present. [[spoiler:Kilowag Kilowag sits the fight out, eventually breaking it up after deciding Hawkgirl has a point.]]


* TrialOfTheMysticalJury

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* TrialOfTheMysticalJuryTrialOfTheMysticalJury: An alien court accuses Green Lantern of blowing up an entire planet. The Flash offers to be GL's lawyer.


* CompositeCharacter: John Stewart replaces Hal Jordan as the Green Lantern who gets convicted for a crime that they did not commit.



* {{Foreshadowing}}: Likely unintentional, but Flash asks Hawkgirl whether there is a "Hawkboy" (if she was seeing anyone on Thanagar). Hawkgirl just smiles coyly and flies off. It turns out Hawkgirl ''[[Recap/JusticeLeagueS2E24To26Starcrossed does]]'' [[Recap/JusticeLeagueS2E24To26Starcrossed in fact, have a boyfriend]].

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* {{Foreshadowing}}: Likely unintentional, but Flash asks Hawkgirl whether there is a "Hawkboy" (if she was seeing anyone on Thanagar). Hawkgirl just smiles coyly and flies off. It turns out Hawkgirl ''[[Recap/JusticeLeagueS2E24To26Starcrossed does]]'' [[Recap/JusticeLeagueS2E24To26Starcrossed in fact, have a boyfriend]].

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* GeniusBonus: The Flash's attempt to delay the trial involves discussing ''habeas corpus'', ''ipso facto'', and Phi Beta Kappa. Anyone unaware of their meanings would assume this is nonsense Flash is throwing around (Hawkgirl seemed to think so), but Habeas corpus (Latin for "that you have the body") is a writ on illegal confinement, ipso facto is Latin for "by the fact itself", and Phi Beta Kappa is both a US honor society and a Greek phrase meaning, "Love of wisdom is the guide of life". A regular viewer wouldn't know any of that, ''but forensic scientist Wally West would''.


* BarBrawl: Hawkgirl confronts the members of the Green Lantern Corp who are unwilling to help John, calling him a disgrace, at a bar. This infuriates Hawkgirl and causes her to single-handedly beat up all four Lanterns.

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* BarBrawl: Hawkgirl confronts the members of the Green Lantern Corp who are unwilling to help John, calling him a disgrace, at a bar. This infuriates Hawkgirl and causes her to single-handedly beat up all four Lanterns.of the five Lanterns present. [[spoiler:Kilowag sits the fight out, eventually breaking it up after deciding Hawkgirl has a point.]]



* ShoutOut: Flash's attempts to stall the trial involves making one to Johnnie Cochran.

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* ShoutOut: Flash's attempts to stall the trial involves making one to Johnnie Cochran.Cochran during the OJ Simpson Trial.



* SurpriseWitness: The irony wasn't lost on Flash, who introduced Kilowag as a "surprise witness". When asked which sort of witness he was, Flash came with a joke about Kilowag's size.

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* SurpriseWitness: The irony wasn't lost on Flash, who introduced Kilowag as a "surprise witness". When asked which sort of witness he was, Flash came with a joke about Kilowag's size. He winds up as a character witness.



* TurnedAgainstTheirMasters

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* TurnedAgainstTheirMastersTurnedAgainstTheirMasters: The Manhunters were built by the Guadians of Oa as a precursor to the Green Lanterns. Their inability to discern morality led to the Guardians stripping them of their original role, relegating them to lesser duties. The Manhunters resented this demotion and the entire trial was a ruse for them to invade Oa and kill the Guardians.


* {{Foreshadowing}}: Likely unintentional, but Flash asks Hawkgirl whether there is a "Hawkboy" (if she was seeing anyone on Thanagar). Hawkgirl just smiles coyly and flies off. It turns out Hawkgirl ''[[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Recap/JusticeLeagueS2E24To26Starcrossed does]]'' [[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Recap/JusticeLeagueS2E24To26Starcrossed in fact, have a boyfriend]].

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* {{Foreshadowing}}: Likely unintentional, but Flash asks Hawkgirl whether there is a "Hawkboy" (if she was seeing anyone on Thanagar). Hawkgirl just smiles coyly and flies off. It turns out Hawkgirl ''[[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Recap/JusticeLeagueS2E24To26Starcrossed ''[[Recap/JusticeLeagueS2E24To26Starcrossed does]]'' [[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Recap/JusticeLeagueS2E24To26Starcrossed [[Recap/JusticeLeagueS2E24To26Starcrossed in fact, have a boyfriend]].


->'''Guardian:''' All is lost...\\
'''Green Lantern:''' Not while I'm standing.

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->'''Guardian:''' All is lost...\\
'''Green Lantern:''' Not while I'm standing.


* BadassCreed: "No man escapes the Manhunters."
** And of course the Green Lantern oath.

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* BadassCreed: BadassCreed:
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"No man escapes the Manhunters."
** And And, of course course, the Green Lantern oath. John recites it in full while absorbing the entire Power Battery into his ring.

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