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Secret Origins

  • The escape from the military base at the beginning of Part II, where the heroes are together for the very first time; the aliens didn't stand a chance.
  • Wonder Woman using her lasso to hold the Imperium ship down long enough for Hawkgirl to deliver the final blow.
  • Martain Manhunter’s unyielding defiance towards the Imperium even as he’s being horrifically tortured. It culminates in this incredible Badass Boast when he frees himself from the Imperium’s hold and drags it into direct sunlight (the invaders’ weakness) after Batman effectively turns the tide back in the team’s favor:
    Martian Manhunter: You live underground and shun the light! Why? Does it burn your pale, putrid skin?!
    • It’s a very vindicating and cathartic moment for Martian Manhunter given all he’s lost at the hands of these invaders to finally see to them defeated for good after many years of only being able to keep them imprisoned.
  • Martian Manhunter and Batman’s cloak and dagger collaboration. After Batman’s apparent demise after not escaping one of the rooms with Manhunter and Wonder Woman, Martain Manhunter informs the others Batman didn’t make it, but in actuality was mentally shielding him from detection from everyone else. This allows for Batman to sabotage the alien device and reverse the ion charge of its blast to reverse the effects it initially caused in blacking out the Earth’s sunlight, the invaders’ weakness, resulting in the heroes’ victory. What’s additionally awesome about this is the fact that this had to have been completely planned out in secret via Manhunter’s telepathy and within such a short amount of time right as they were separated, and Batman having implicit trust in the plan and collaboration when he was very blunt about his skepticism and distrust towards the Martian when they first met.

In Blackest Night

  • Hawkgirl chews out five Green Lanterns for not standing by John Stewart during his trial, then proceeds to fight four of them, first with her mace, then with her bare hands. And she hands their butts to them until Kilowog calls them off. Considering that: (1) Hawkgirl had only known John Stewart for a few months at this point; (2) that she had not yet found any evidence of his innocence; and (3) that her main reason for joining the Justice League was to spy on them; it really says something about her personality that she felt the need to fight for John's sake.
  • Green Lantern gets another good one after being framed and treated like crap by his fellow Lanterns for most of the episode. He takes on the leader of the Manhunters all by himself; after the Manhunter manages to hijack the Green Lantern Battery of Oa, John dives right into it, wrests control of the Battery away from the Manhunter, and then absorbs the entire Battery - including the Manhunter - into his ring, accompanied by a recital of the Green Lantern Oath that turns into a full-on Badass Boast. The Guardians put it best:
    Guardian: We chose wisely when we offered you the ring, John Stewart.
  • Another one for Green Lantern, in his exchange with the Flash:
    Flash: This isn't right! We can't just sit here!
    Lantern: We have to. Think of the others like us — we all need to be held accountable. We have too much power not to be.

The Enemy Below

  • Aquaman saving both himself and his infant son from death by underwater volcano by hacking his own hand off.
  • Aquaman taking out a submarine with a whale. As Green Lantern said, "I saw it, and I still don't believe it."

Paradise Lost

  • The entire fight with Hades and his undead army is pretty badass, but Hades pimpslapping Superman is an awesome demonstration of godly power.

War World

  • First, without saying a word, Hawkgirl plays Bad Cop to Green Lantern's Good Cop:
    Green Lantern: Relax. All we want is information about our friends. You can talk to me...[points to Hawkgirl] Or you can talk to her.
    • Then, she single-handedly destroys Mongul's planet-destroying superweapon, by standing in its path and batting the laser beam back down the cannon with her mace.
  • Martian Manhunter single-handedly leading the entire arena crowd to chant Superman's name, thereby forcing Mongul to grant him mercy after he'd spared Draaga.
  • Superman standing up to Mongul's drones and refusing to cave into his demands.
  • Draaga's eventual No-Holds-Barred Beatdown on Mongul, claiming his victory in the name of justice...and his planet.


  • Batman defeating Aresia's Injustice Gang (plus the newcomer Tsukuri) by himself in the beginning of the episode.
  • The unnamed Sea Captain who through a truly herculean effort gave his life to protect Aresia and get her to dry land, dying shortly before Hippolyta could find him. As she says, "He's the only man ever buried on Themyscira."


  • The Justice Guild's Heroic Sacrifice. "Let Justice prevail!" never sounded so badass...
    The Streak: We died once to save this Earth...and we can do it again.
  • Catman fencing against Sportsmaster with a golf club after offhand backhanding two other villains just before. Also, when Flash takes out the blimp he's tied to by stabbing it with the little lightning bolts on his mask.
    Flash: Decorative AND functional!

Injustice for All

  • The Joker shows up to Luthor's Injustice Gang after their first loss uninvited. He proceeds to gas Solomon Grundy when Lex sics the giant on him, then points out why Lex needs him.
    The Joker: (holding up a tracer that Batman put on Lex) I know how the Bat thinks.
    • He then proceeds to set up the perfect trap for Batman: have the Injustice Gang serve as bait, playing a game of cards, then whack him from behind, laughing maniacally and proving he's every bit the equal of his nemesis when it comes to setting up a Batman Gambit.
    • The Joker gets another one in the second part by suggesting Lex just kill Batman outright. Not just because of his personal grudge, but because he knows damn well that Batman is just as dangerous as a captive as he is free. He's ignored by Luthor, but proves to be absolutely right.
  • Batman gets one in proving the Joker right: he slowly but surely sets the Injustice Gang against each other, causing a fight between Grundy and Humanite, then seducing Cheetah, which throws suspicion on her when it is revealed that someone tipped off The Justice League to the bomb Lex was planting on The Watchtower. He easily escapes by smooth-talking Grundy and then waits for the Joker to come back to kill him, beating him handily and revealing he could've escaped at any time but stayed in order to keep an eye on (and thwart) the Gang. And then it turns out he got Ultra-Humanite to switch sides and deliver the warning to the Justice League by outbidding Luthor.
  • While not as immediately obvious as in other episodes, what’s showcased of Batman’s intimidating aptitude. After regaining consciousness from the effects of Copperhead’s venom, Batman gets back to work pursuing the Injustice Gang despite Superman declaring him benched, and when Martian Manhunter attempts to enforce this after Superman leaves, Batman shuts him down with a glare, daring him to try and stop him. Furthermore, after failing to interrogate Copperhead, Superman wonders “how Batman does it.”

The Savage Time

  • John Stewart becomes possibly the first hero in the DCAU to shoot a guy, when his ring runs out of charge and he joins up with Easy Company. A Crowning Moment for the character, showing he doesn't need the ring to kick ass, and for the show itself, for showing a superhero shoot a guy. Admittedly, the Hit Flash is placed such that it could have hit the rifle as well, but come on. Never EVER forget: before joining the Green Lantern Corps, John Stewart was a member of another Corps. OORAH!!
  • Hawkgirl and Superman kicking the crap out of the Luftwaffe is another great moment where you get to see what they can really do when they stop playing around. And then the Blackhawks arrive.
  • Vandal Savage has a fleet of gigantic stealth bombers to invade America itself, and the US has not been notified of the upcoming invasion. When Savage arrives...the US Navy fleet shoots the bombers down. How did they know? Flash ran across the Atlantic to warn them.


  • After Brainiac's first drone gave Superman and J'onn J'onnz no small amount of trouble, Hawkgirl gets in a lucky shot and beats it to smithereens. As far as any of them knew, she had just killed Brainiac; her response to Superman's and J'onn's stares was a shrug and an offhand "Well, someone had to do it."
    • Immediately after this, once Hawkgirl and J'onn find Superman being tortured, Hawkgirl caves in the side of Darkseid's face with her mace. Seriously.
  • This bit was one of Superman's most awesome lines:
    Superman: Any minute now, Brainiac will explode, and guess what? You're going with him.
    (Darkseid reaches for the Mother Box on Orion's belt to attempt an escape via Boom Tube but Superman zaps it with his heat vision)
    Superman: No, Darkseid. To get off this rock, you'll have to go through me.
    Darkseid: You really are a glutton for punishment. Time and again I've beaten you, humbled you. What makes you think today's outcome will be any different?
    Superman: Because this time, I won't stop until you're just a greasy smear on my fist. Let's go!
    • Superman damn well made good on that claim, too. He fully intended to beat Darkseid to death barehanded, and if not for Batman (and the impending explosion) he probably would have succeeded; Darkseid was crippled by an healthy dose of heat vision in the foot and had just received a series of punches that had left him unable to stand up. Darkseid couldn't fight back anymore, and when Batman arrived Superman was walking up to him for the finishing blow in the effort to make sure he's dead.
  • J'onn hijacking one of Brainiac's drones to shoot the others, followed by his comment that yes, he is having fun.

Tabula Rasa

  • J'onn saving everyone by simply letting AMAZO copy his abilities — abilities that let the android realize Lex Luthor was just using him. The look on Luthor's face when AMAZO turns around and says, "So you lied to me..." is priceless, as is the subsequent beating.
  • Four League members have fallen to AMAZO, and it's up to Superman to battle the android solo and save his friends. Having been informed about AMAZO's power-copying ability, Superman gets the drop on his opponent and wraps a metal slab around his head. This prevents AMAZO from seeing Superman and copying his abilities. Superman does his best to destroy the android, but ultimately fails; AMAZO is able to remove the metal slab, copy Superman's powers, and then they fight to a standstill before Batman intervenes:
    AMAZO: You don't have any powers.
    Batman: I have this. [produces Kryptonite]
  • AMAZO gets his own when he faces off against Batman's Kryptonite a second time:
    Batman: Some people never learn. I guess that goes for androids too.
    AMAZO: I learn, but I also adapt...and evolve.
    • AMAZO then stands up, snatches the Kryptonite from Batman, bitch-slaps him, and throws it at Superman so hard it turns to powder.
  • And we get the end of Mercy as an Extreme Doormat, as she wordlessly hangs up on Lex during his prison call demanding she get him the world's best lawyers and doctors.

Only a Dream

  • The Batmobile's windshield has severe damage. What does Batman do? Punch out the windshield, crank some music up on the radio, and stare right ahead, straight-faced, while the beat blares around him. Doubles as a funny moment for just how awesome it is.
  • Batman taking down Doctor Destiny, who seemed to be writing him off because he didn't have superpowers.
    Batman: Oh, I have one, Johnny - I never give up.
  • Batman keeps Destiny out of his mind and eventually drives him insane by humming "Frère Jacques" over and over. In Batman's own words, "My brain's not a nice place to be."
    • He had already gone for three nights without any sleep. If that's not a Determinator, nothing is.
  • Copperhead jumps on Hawkgirl's back and threatens to poison her if she doesn't fly him away. She flies straight up, then stops.
    Copperhead: Well?! Get me out of here!
    Hawkgirl: And what if I don't?
    Copperhead: I give you your last kiss...
    Hawkgirl: And you fall forty stories. Didn't really think this through, did you?
    Green Lantern: Good bluff.
    Hawkgirl: Who was bluffing?
  • Also, the various speeches that Martian Manhunter makes in that episode to free the rest of the Justice League, and especially the one to the Green Lantern. It's not so much what he says (which is still epic), but how he says it.

Maid Of Honor

  • In Part Two, one of Vandal Savage's Mooks is facing down the Flash, and he responds by hitting a button and ejecting both himself (in a space suit) and Flash (not in a space suit). Even though Flash survived, that doesn't diminish the mook's ingenuity and pluck in dropping one of the Justice League.
  • Immediately afterward, Flash is saved and brought back inside by Green Lantern. Lantern tells the shivering Flash that he'll be OK. Flash's response? "Yeah? Wish I could say the same for them." He then tears through the station and drops every last Mook there within a matter of seconds, in a manner that leaves no doubt that he's working through the shock of his near-death experience. It takes a lot to make the Flash get really serious, but if you do, you literally won't know what hit you.
  • While in Paris, Batman beats up a number of Vandal Savage's mooks. When he confronts the last conscious one, the crook replies:
    Mook: [in Kasnian] You can't understand a word I'm saying, and I wouldn't tell you anything if I could.
    Batman: [looms over him, only his eyes showing against the shadow] [in Kasnian] I can...and you will.
    • The mook in question is wearing a full face mask and goggles, yet somehow still manages to look terrified. Serious props to the animators.
    • Also, as Batman notes, that wasn't just a mook. He was a Kasnian special forces officer, who would presumably be trained for high resistance to interrogation...but not high enough to deal with Batman.
    • Batman later utilizes his fluency in the language to aid in the evacuation during the climax.
  • Batman earlier gets one when he shows up at a reception as Bruce Wayne. When armed 'terrorists' show up, he's about to run off to change into costume, but stops when Diana (who doesn't have to change costumes) starts cleaning house. Cut to him calmly smiling, sipping his drink and sampling the hors d'oeuvres as he watches the Curb-Stomp Battle.
  • Batman again in the climax. Though not able to stop the rail gun satellite weapon from firing, he successfully changes the weapon’s targeting coordinates.
    Wonder Woman: Where’d you send it?
    Batman: (smirking) Right here.

Hearts and Minds

  • John Stewart gets a good moment at the climax. Seeing Despero torture Hawkgirl, John wills his power ring back to him and blasts away Despero; a villain that previously overpowered him easily. John's costume then repairs itself.
    John Stewart: Round two, you freak!
  • John punching Despero in his third eye with his ring hand and branding it shut.

A Better World

  • A powerful episode that bulged with awesome moments. Right off the bat, when the Justice Lords defeated Doomsday, Lex Luthor watched them on television...and figured out that it wasn't the real League almost instantly. Whether it was by in-depth analysis, familiarity with the real ones, or just by the costume change, Lex isn't fooled for a moment.
  • With the League imprisoned, the Justice Lords have taken their place in "their" universe, and Doomsday happens to show up to kill Superman. But he's not ready for the Superman he's dealing with: the second he realizes Doomsday can take him down, the Justice Lord version of Superman lobotomizes him with heat vision. Yeah, it's supposed to show how ruthless he is, but given how that fight ends in most other continuities? Not complaining.
  • The Flash outsmarts the Alternate Universe counterpart of Batman into unshackling him. Say it again: The Flash. Outsmarted. Batman.
    Batman: What did you do?
    Flash: I sped up my heart until it looked like it flat-lined.
    Batman: I didn't know you could do that.
    Flash: Neither did I, but I had to come up with something if you weren't going to.
    Batman: I couldn't. Not with him anticipating everything I could ever think of. But who could anticipate you?
  • Later, that same Well-Intentioned Extremist Batman brought about the 'regular' Batman's surrender by admitting that he helped the Justice League seize rule of the entire Earth, and explaining why in one sentence:
    Batman: You grabbed power!
    Lord Batman: And with that power - we made a world where no 8-year-old boy will ever lose his parents because of some punk with a gun.
    (Batman pauses, struck by what Lord Batman said. The Batarang he was holding clatters down to the ground)
    Batman: You win.
    • Batman soon rallies, though, and convinces his alternate to turn against the Justice Lords with a few choice words of his own:
      Batman: They'd love it here, don't you think?
      Lord Batman: Who?
      Batman: Mom and Dad. They'd be so proud of you.
      Lord Batman: ...Just drive.
    • The true awesomeness of the first scene is that Lord!Batman's argument was such an Armor-Piercing Response that it even stumped the writers. They had split into two teams to craft this scene, one arguing for Batman and one arguing for Lord!Batman. The "Batman" side was supposed to win the argument, but they had no counter for that. This necessitated the creation of the second scene to point out the flaws in the Justice Lords' rule.
    • And there's some meta awesome for Batman's voice actor Kevin Conroy - the commentary reveals that he recorded the scene straight through, switching between the very subtly different voices in real time, while still playing up all the emotion of the dialogue.
  • During the fight between the Justice League and the Justice Lords, Flash outmaneuvers (Justice Lord) Superman and throws him across a building.
  • The climax — Batman notes that the Lords are just as powerful and smart as they are...with the advantage that they're willing to kill. The League has to have something they'll do that the Lords won't: the willingness to perform Enemy Mine. They team up with Lex Luthor, who whacks all the Lords with a power disruptor he built early in the episode. Luthor gets a full pardon by taking out darker versions of his biggest enemies all to a pretty sweeping "heroic Luthor" theme.
    Lord Superman: Nice company you're keeping. Must be your true colors.
    Superman: It's just one of the hard choices I've had to make today. Go for it.
    Lex Luthor: Oh, yesss...
    • Even better, Luthor passes an opportunity to use his power disruptor to destroy Superman after the Lords have been defeated. As he said: "A deal's a deal."


  • The Flash running at near-lightspeed to throw a wormhole generator into the sun.
  • While it bites him later, Flash standing up to some jerkish director for bullying him during his rather cringy commercial for foot cream.

The Terror Beyond

  • In the opener, the military have Solomon Grundy cornered when Aquaman - morally ambiguous King of the Seas - rescues him. With sea serpents.
  • Grundy, mistaking Superman's request to talk as a demand for surrender shows he's willing (though not able!) to fight the Man of Steel.
    • At one point Grundy suplexes Superman. That's right, Solomon Grundy, a dumb brute for the most part, manages to preform a suplex on the Man of Steel himself.
  • Aquaman and Wonder Woman have a pretty brutal duel on Easter Island. She's getting the upper hand - with difficulty...until he manages to take the fight underwater.
  • After Superman and Aquaman have beaten their respective opponents, the two face off against each other. Superman doesn't want to fight; he just wants an explanation. Aquaman says: "I'll explain it to your grieving friends!" and charges. Superman just sighs and knocks him out with one punch.
  • Hawkgirl is bound in the tentacles of Ichthultu, who her distant ancestors worshiped in a Religion of Evil. Completely at its mercy, she defies the Eldritch Abomination:
    Icthultu: Speak to me, child of Thanagar.
    Hawkgirl: I have nothing to say to you! I have a gesture, but my hands are tied.
  • Hawkgirl and Grundy become Fire-Forged Friends while battling the otherworldly abomination, Icthultu. Faced with the colossal monster, Grundy punches his way into its skull, defeats the hideous things that pass for an immune system in there, and collapses on the very verge of destroying the nightmare's brain. Hawkgirl delivers the finishing blow, then realizes that this has been Grundy's Dying Moment of Awesome...
  • Meantime, Aquaman has mobilized the armies of Atlantis and forced Icthultu's army of abominations back through their dimensional rift, thus saving Earth. (and, more importantly, Atlantis)

Secret Society

  • Shade shows that he learns from his mistakes when fighting Batman. His shadow-creating nightstick is taken from him, and when Batman takes the opportunity to mock him, Shade sucker punches Batman. Sure, he still lost, but that was awesome nonetheless.
  • The Society as a whole is pretty awesome in that story. They beat the League twice, and might have won the third battle if Parasite hadn't been suffering from some Monster Threat Expiration.
  • Batman is facing off Clayface when Clayface reveals he isn't alone, and has five other super villains backing him up.
    Clayface: You didn't think I'd come without reinforcements, did you?
    Batman: Wish I'd thought of that.
    [Door behind Batman smashes down to reveal the rest of the Justice League]
    Batman (smirking): Oh, Wait!, I did.
  • When the Justice League temporarily broke up, Flash trying to interrogate a thug, Batman-style, by dangling him over a ledge holding one of his feet. It works really well.
    Thug: Look, buddy, I know Batman. I once ratted out a counterfeiter to Batman, and believe me, you are no Bat- [Flash drops him] maAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAH!!
    Flash: [racing down the side of the building alongside him] You were saying?
  • In the tie-in "Justice League Adventures" comic, we have a moment that is simultaneously awesome and heartwarming when Martian Manhunter defeats Screamqueen, a villain who feeds on fear, by inspiring hope and courage in a city's residents.
  • Batman flooring Sinestro with a single Batarang.
  • Batman seeing through Clayface's impersonation of Flash, and testing it by shooting him with a grappling hook (knowing Flash would be able to dodge it).
  • On the flip side, Martian Manhunter is able to maintain his disguise as Clayface for an extended period of time without any of the Society, not even the mind reading Grodd, noticing until he frees the rest of the League, and even manages to save Green Lantern from Sinestro while still maintaining character.
  • The third and final fight between the Justice League and the Secret Society is nothing short of one of the best battle scene in the show up to this point. When the two sides collide the action is so fast paced it's easy to miss what's happening for the first few scene, then it slows down to show the League, having learned from their previous battles, fighting the Society on even footing at first before gradually overpowering them one by one.
  • Near the end of the fight between Superman and Gorilla Grodd in Part 2, Grodd seemingly incapacitates Superman with his mental powers. However, it turns out that Superman is mostly unfazed, and he delivers a badass Pre-Mortem One-Liner before he sends Grodd flying over a football goal post:
    Grodd: You've had your chance. Now you can feel the pain!
    Superman: (in pain) I've...felt...worse.
    Grodd: Oh- (Is knocked out by Superman with a single flick to the nose)


  • Doubling as a funny moment, when Kalibak taunts Batman, saying he can't beat him. Batman states he's not trying to beat Kalibak...only stall him.
    Kalibak: Stall me? For what?! *turns around to see Superman behind him* Aww— *gets decked and sent flying*
    • Made even more awesome by Superman then saying, "For what it's worth, I don't think you could have taken Batman, either."
    • On the flip side, Kalibak holding his own during the brawl for a few seconds and even getting to land a solid hit on Wonder Woman. Given what typically happens to him, this is the first time since his debut where he actually gets to pose a threat to someone.
  • After getting sent to a future Earth where his powers don't work, Superman proceeds to take on a pack of mutant wolves, forge a sword, take on the same pack again, kill the leader in one-on-one combat, tame the pack, and strap them to his car like a dogsled team.
    • And when he's next seen, he's wearing the former pack leader's hide like a cape.
    • When he releases the wolves, they're genuinely distressed. He'd become their pack leader, and they don't want to leave.
  • The revelation that Toyman, in a stunning case of Achievements in Ignorance, tried to build a Disintegrator Ray and created a giant cannon that weaponizes Time Travel. He's not to be underestimated.
  • And then Superman teams up with Vandal Savage to hack into the center of a nest of huge mutated cockroaches in a Back-to-Back Badasses moment, proving that he's awesome with or without his powers.
  • One for the Watchtower's construction. It had been orbiting the world long after the Justice League were defeated by Savage and only lost orbit 75 years before Superman showed up. Savage was very impressed by the engineering.
  • The radiation from the power core restoring Superman's powers.
  • Savage's farewell.
    Vandal Savage: Do what you do best. What you were born to do. Save the world.
  • Hawkgirl scaring the piss out of Lobo, to the point that she practically threw a leash on him.
  • Lobo's temporary stint as a self-appointed Justice League member is pretty awesome, especially when he piled cars onto Kalibak until Kalibak cried "Uncle". And then continued to throw cars on him because he wasn't loud enough.
    • Lobo gets an even better CMoA dealing with Kalibak shortly before that.
      Kalibak: I'm going to grind you into paste!
      Lobo: [Clearly unimpressed] Awful brave talk for a dead man.
      Kalibak: I'm not dead yet!
      Lobo: You're right. My watch is about ten seconds fast. *picks up a car in each hand and smashes Kalibak between them*

Wild Cards

  • The Joker scattered twenty-five ridiculously powerful time bombs throughout the Vegas strip, and the countdown's almost up. Flash is trying to disarm the last one, but he's slightly concussed, new to disarming bombs, and the Joker's thrown him off-balance with fast-talk and taunting. It's down to the last second, so the Flash grabs the bomb while it's exploding and races off into the desert with it. As Superman puts it, "That was quite a stunt you just pulled off." No kiddin', Big Blue.
  • Harley Quinn punches Batman in the face. Even the Joker was shocked.
  • Ace breaking the Joker. Finally someone finds a way to take him down.
    • And before that happens, we see Ace do what very few have ever done; utterly terrify the Joker. When she sees that Joker has the power-suppressing headband that Cadmus used on her all those years ago, she gives him an unblinking Death Glare that almost puts the Bat-Glare to shame.
      Joker: Just...just a souvenir, that’s all! Gimme that! (Tries to take the headband from Batman)
      Ace: (Stands up and walks toward the Joker, still glaring) I’m not afraid of you.
      Joker: (Starts backing away) Wait! Please...
      Ace: I know what it’s like to frighten other people. That’s why I’m not afraid of you. I’m the only one.
      Joker: (Backs into wall, then curls up) Don’t do this! (Whimpers in fear)
  • Joker himself, for pulling off a massive Xanatos Gambit. He knew the League would rush to the scene. He knew they'd disarm his bomb (that's why there are 27 more.) Then it turns out that the whole Justice League/bomb scare in Vegas was all just to get a huge TV audience, at which point his real (and horrible) plan is revealed. Then instantly realizing that Batman manipulated Harley into leading her right to him.
    Joker: Any minute now, millions of people are going to go 'blgblgblgbl...'
  • Batman talking Flash through disarming a bomb...while in a fight with Jack.
  • Superman is fighting Ten and suggests he give up since he can't win. Ten admits that he doesn't need to beat him, just slow him down so a bomb can go off.
    Superman: Hold that thought.
    [uppercuts Ten so he goes flying into the sky, disarms the bomb in a few seconds, then waits for Ten to come back down]
    Now, where were we?
    [punches Ten through a building]
  • This entire episode once you realize that it's The Justice League vs. the voice actors from the Teen Titans.

Comfort and Joy

  • In a scene that's equal parts Heartwarming and Awesome, Hawkgirl takes Green Lantern on a date to show how she likes to celebrate holidays. Said celebration consists of visiting an alien bar (where all the regulars cheered upon seeing her enter), then deliberately setting off a Bar Brawl. Later, after everyone's passed out amid the wreckage, she snuggles up to the sleeping GL and wishes him a Merry Christmas.


  • Batman, as the JL is trying to hide from the Thanagarian army, and decide to hide using their civilian identities.
    The Flash: Hold on a second here. What about the whole secret identity thing? I mean, I trust you guys, but I'm not sure I'm ready to -
    Batman [points at him]: Wally West, [gestures to Superman] Clark Kent, [pulls off mask] Bruce Wayne.
    The Flash: ...Show-off. [takes off his cowl and grins sheepishly]
  • Batman taking out a team of Thanagarian soldiers with thrown transmitters that provoke an angry swarm of bats. "Wait for it..."
    • The whole scene where they fight off the Thanagarians in the Batcave was seriously epic. Special props to Superman, who crushes the gun in the hand of a Thangarian soldier and breaks said hand, making the mook scream bloody murder - Superman reminds him, totally deadpan, "Let's use our inside voice..." before knocking the guy across the cave with a right hook!
    • When Kragger tries to use Mr. Freeze's freeze gun on Superman, he simply takes a deep breath and blows it back on him, freezing him solid.
  • Martian Manhunter going right past Mind Probe and into Mind Rape on Kragger, leaving him utterly catatonic. Given how smug and superior he's acted up until then, nobody's feeling sorry for him.
  • Batman saving the world by manually piloting the Watchtower through the atmosphere and into the Thanagarian hypgergate generator. Capped off by his farewell: "Gentlemen, it's been an honor."
    Flash: What are you going to do, throw a Batarang at it?
    Batman: ...Something like that.
    • Superman saving Batman as he goes and does the above. Though the generator needs to be taken down, he's not going to let his friend die. Because he's Superman.
  • The League aren't the only ones. A restaurant owner realizes the two people running down the street are Justice League and gives them shelter and an alibi when the Thanagarians come asking who they are. This is after a warning that they would be punished for giving them any help.
  • The prison break is one long stream of awesome: Wonder Woman kicking it off while tied up, Batman and Flash doing their thing, J'onn using electric nunchuku, and Superman bludgeoning Thanagarians with a hammer.
  • When the League finds out what the "force field" really does, Superman has this to say. Doubles as CMoF.
    Batman: Ingenious.
    Superman: Yeah, I'm impressed. Let's go wreck it.
  • Green Lantern, Wonder Woman, and Supes are about to face off against hundreds of Thanagarian fighters.
    Wonder Woman: Pretty bad odds.
    Superman: Yeah...they don't stand a chance.
    • Wonder Woman then begins the battle by abusing her Flying Brick powers to their fullest and just plowing through dozens of fighters in one go.
  • Hro Talak gets one when he takes on Green Lantern and nearly beats him with nothing but an axe.
    • That axe was made of Nth metal, a substance that could easily rival a Green Lantern Ring. GL gets one for taking on Commander Talak bare-handed, holding his own, and even briefly knocking him out. Keep in mind that Thanagarians are explicitly said to be tougher than humans, and GL did that to a military commander of Thanagar.
  • Alfred, comforting Shayera at the end. Amazing how a cup of tea helps. But then, Alfred is just one living Awesome in general.
    • After Kragger enters Wayne Manor, Alfred doesn't hesitate to put up his dukes despite being outclassed.

    Justice League Unlimited 

  • For starters, the intro. It starts with some stirring music and shots of the core team, but then the shot pans out and shows just how massive the new League is. Then the guitars start.


  • The fight against the giant nuclear robot is something to behold. Special mention to Green Arrow, who picks up the remaining carbon rods and tries to shoot them into the cavity with his bow, but misses twice. Breaking the last rod into pieces, he fastens a piece to the end of an arrow, and makes the shot, shutting the robot down for Supergirl to punch its head off.
    Green Arrow: Say 'ahh', dirtbag.
  • Several tanks are seen driving backward while firing at the robot to cover evacuating civilians.
For the Man Who Has Everything
  • All of it from start to finish. Each of the Big Three gets a big CMoA in this episode. Mongul goes from being "Darkseid lite" to a truly menacing foe who traps Superman in an insidious prison and later matches an enraged Superman blow for blow. Wonder Woman put up one hell of a fight against Mongul earlier; remember that Mongul is someone who can take blows from Superman. Proving that you don't have to win to look badass. Batman reaches Superman through the Lotus-Eater Machine. And Superman? Well...
    Superman: Burn.
  • The writers of the episode deserve props too. There's even a Continuity Nod when Superman's dream Krypton explodes; the tragic musical score that plays during it is the same as the one that plays during the real Krypton's destruction in the Superman pilot "The Last Son of Krypton". Batman's dream is a short but poignant one; it's shocking to see a genuine smile on Batman's face.
  • The heart-wrenching sadness in Superman's voice when he realizes his perfect world isn't real and has to say goodbye to his son qualifies as a CMOA for his voice actor, George Newbern.
  • Even though it isn't real, it's quite something to see Thomas Wayne beat the everloving crap out of Joe Chill.
  • When Wonder Woman takes on Mongul long enough for Batman to free Supes from the Black Mercy. Seriously...Mongul even stated that only Superman could stop him. Wonder Woman held out LONG ENOUGH for Supes to wake up and jump into the action. She did an awesome job fighting too.
    Mongul: I'd advice you to try the plasma's more of a woman's weapon.
    Wonder Woman: Go...To...H—'' *Boom*
    • And, even after being severely beaten by Mongul, she still gathered the strength to: 1) free Batman from the Black Mercy; 2) Resist the Black Mercy's attempt to dominate her; 3) Throw it at Mongul.

Kids' Stuff

  • When Batboy is picked up by a giant "action figure", and is about to be skewered with a spear, Kid Diana comes up, with one punch, makes the thing crumble into pebbles! Wondergirl catches Kid Bruce/Batboy in bridal style and asks, "You OK, tough guy?"...double points for embarrassed little Bruce to squirm and shout, "Let me go! I'm fine!" before storming off like, well, a pouting 8 year old! It was awesome, adorable AND hilarious!
  • When Batboy, Superboy, and Kid Lantern could do nothing to stop baby Etrigan from attacking them, it's LITTLE DIANA that puts a stop to baby Etrigan! By talking to him like a mother would scold their child for being naughty. Also doubles as a CMoH when she calms the baby demon down. You can watch it here.
  • Batboy tricking Mordred into turning himself into an adult, thus causing his spell to affect him.
    Superboy: Some king.
    Wondergirl: I’m not impressed.
    Batboy: What’d you expect? He’s a boy, doing a man’s job.
    Mordred: You don’t know what it’s like, being stuck as a kid!
    Batboy: (smirking) Since you got all that power, you could’ve been a man anytime you wanted! I think you’re too chicken to grow up!
    Kid Lantern: Yup! Biiiiig chicken, that’s what you are!
    Batboy: (full-on grinning at this point) Face it, Precious; you like being a little Momma's Boy!
    Mordred: I’ll show you! I’LL SHOW YOU ALL!

Hawk and Dove

This Little Piggy

Fearful Symmetry

  • The Question's hilarious yet awesome moment of off-key singing/breaking-and-entering.
  • Even more Question awesome, after giving his theory on Supergirl's nightmares:
    Green Arrow: Hold your horses. No one asked for your help. This could just prove that kids shouldn't eat nachos before bedtime.
    Question: Peanut butter sandwiches.
    Supergirl: How did yo—what, do you go through my trash?
    Question: Please. I go through everyone's trash.
  • Later in the episode, Question confronts Galatea with his conclusion that the Twin Telepathy link to Supergirl is not only exposing her activities, it's interfering with them by causing her to be affected by Supergirl's conscience...and to prove his point he dares Galatea to kill him right then and there.

The Greatest Story Never Told

  • We have to give props to Booster Gold. While everyone else is dealing with Mordru and he's relegated to crowd control, he actually manages to stop a walking black hole none of the others are aware of while being sucked into it. Of course, as foreshadowed by the title, nobody else knows what happened. Well, two people know what he did. And he got the girl in the end.
  • Also a minor shout-out to Tracy Simmons, who for all intents and purposes, is still a citizen, yet she still goes out of her way trying to save her boss when Booster wasn't available. And she is the one who boosts Booster's confidence at the climax.

The Return

  • The Reveal of the Crazy-Prepared Elaborate Underground Base Luthor flees to when he hears Amazo is coming for him, complete with Kryptonite-lined tunnels.
  • While the real awesome moment belongs to Amazo's Offhand Backhand defeat of pretty much the entire Justice League, some of their attempts to stop him are pretty cool. Special mention goes to the ones in space (the fire of a few dozen Javelins, combined with Superman's heat vision, the lasers of Orion and Stripe, Starman and Dr. Light's energy blasts, and Green Lantern's power ring). Another highlight is Rocket Red unleashing missiles and a shoulder-mounted Gatling gun he uses while being smart enough to fly backward away from Amazo as he shoots.
    • While completely ineffective, Supergirl outright ramming Amazo deserves note. As she flies toward him the look on her face shows that what she's about to do just sunk in. Her response? Speed up.
  • Lex Luthor gets a shining hero moment. Yes, hero moment. When the cosmic-powered Amazo has just finished going through the entire Justice League Unlimited to reach him, Luthor's left trapped in the Microverse with Amazo and nobody to protect him. So he finally abandons running, hiding, and attempting to kill Amazo, and just talks to him...and actually convinces Amazo that he is a real person and not just a thing, and does have a purpose in the universe, even if he doesn't know what it is yet.
    John Stewart: What the devil's going on in there?!?
    Dr. Fate: Lex Luthor is saving the world.
  • One of the Guardians gets a minor one. John Stewart is trying to get a transfer to Oa, because apparently an entire world is not enough space between him and Hawkgirl. Naturally, he doesn't advertise this fact. Not only do the Guardians deny the transfer, they call him on the reason he asked for it.
    Guardian: It's our business to know these things.


  • Aquaman defeating Wonder Twins Expy Downpour, after Downpour tried to take Aquaman out with a tidal wave. Aquaman's response: a Fascinating Eyebrow, an Offhand Backhand, and the comment, "King of the Seas, remember?"
  • Wonder Woman blocks Cadmus agents from taking away Long Shadow, and Batman backs her up. Amanda Waller gets the agents ready to shoot, and Superman and Aquaman step in and block the line of fire.
    Batman: Mine are bigger than yours.
  • Amanda replies to Batman's taunt (above) by calling him "rich boy", telling him that she knows exactly who he is and actually intimidating him.

Dark Heart

  • Atom destroying the Dark Heart by clamping down on one of the tubes feeding it raw materials. In other words: beating it through the power of anatomy.
    Atom: I couldn't destroy the heart! I-I can't destroy it, but I can give it a heart attack.
  • After the League - the entire League - barely stops an endlessly-replicating alien nanomachine horde, the US military confiscates it for study, much to the despair of the League. The following line sums them up perfectly.
    Atom: Amazing. Show him a weapon that destroyed its creators and every other thing it saw, and he wants to play with it. What's to stop history repeating itself, here on Earth?
    Superman: We are.

Wake the Dead

  • The Justice League is fighting a reanimated Solomon Grundy who, thanks to chaos magic, is both enormously more powerful and totally berserk. Superman gets sent flying halfway across the city and through the main support pillar of a suspension bridge. Bridge cables snap and the bridges starts collapsing. Since Superman just got knocked into the river, you expect him to shake it off and come back to hold up the bridge, right? Nope. Instead you get Aquaman slowly rising from the waters majestically, as if levitating, until it's revealed that he's standing on the head of the Kraken. The giant tentacles whip around to grab the collapsing bridge and hold it steady long enough for everyone to be evacuated. Big Blue doesn't even regain consciousness until a minute later.
  • Aquaman's reaction:
    Dr. Fate: Solomon Grundy's grave has been emptied.
  • After seeing Grundy take down Green Lantern, Vixen just says Bring It. Followed by Superman's Big Damn Heroes moment.
  • There's a crowning moment for an ordinary woman who is never named. She and her little girl are trapped in a car falling off a bridge, and Hawkgirl flies down and rips open the car roof with her mace. Instead of just sitting there and being rescued as per the standard, she instantly grabs her daughter and tosses her up out of the car to Hawkgirl. Shayera barely manages to pull her out of the car too before it hits the water.

The Once and Future Thing

  • In a showdown with some thugs:
    Batman: Six guns, six of us. Nobody miss! [they don't]
    • What makes it even better is that Green Lantern makes his shot with an actual six-shooter, and not his ring.
  • Then there was the scene in the old west where someone reaches for his gun to shoot Bruce as the theme from Batman: The Animated Series starts playing.
    Bruce: Go ahead. (reaches for his belt, which one must be reminded, has no guns on it) Give me an excuse.
  • Chronos punishing a traitorous mook by sending him back in time to the Cretaceous period. In just the right time and place to get directly smacked by an oncoming asteroid. His wide-eyed, near-deadpan delivery of "Aw, phooey" doesn't hurt.
    Chronos: Do you know what killed the dinosaurs? Well, Chucko does.
    • And a little Credit to Chucko, just as Chronos left him back at the age of Dinosaurs, he wasn't the least bit fazed and cockily declared he'd take over the place, at least until he found out what time exactly he was left.
    • Even better, by comparison, if you remember how awful it was when a DC character last asked that question.
  • Also:
    Warhawk: What are you supposed to do when you have the weight of the world on your shoulders?
    Green Lantern: Plant your feet.
  • Justice League Batman meeting Batman Beyond Bruce. That old Bruce not only goes with the group as himself but also plays the bad cop to Batman and actually scares the mook more as an old man than his past self does as fully decked-out Batman. Static and GL put it best:
    Static: Wow, Batman playing good cop.
    Green Lantern: Everything's relative.
    • Also the little exchange when Batman's heading out to track down Chronos:
      Batman: Sometimes the old ways are best.
      Terry: It's not going to work. You don't know your way around here - a lot of things have changed.
      Batman: Are criminals still superstitious and cowardly?
      Old Bruce: Yep.
  • Static's epic return.
  • Chronos before his Face–Heel Turn gets one in the opening, standing up to his Jerkass wife, even though it inevitably causes the Bad Future.
    Enid: You worthless, good for nothing, wretched waste of space! You invent a time machine and can't think of anything useful to do with it?!
    Chronos: I can think of one thing. I can use it to get away from you.
  • The ending, when Batman sticks Chronos in an infinite loop of this, eternally being berated by his wife and escaping only to relive those few seconds over.

The Cat and the Canary

  • Green Arrow and Black Canary try to get Wildcat to leave Meta-Brawl, a cage-fighting arena for super-powered fighters. An agreement is reached: Black Canary will fight Wildcat in the ring. If she wins, Wildcat quits; If Wildcat wins, she'll let him do whatever he wants. Before the fight, Green Arrow gasses Black Canary with one of his arrows and take her place in the ring. Green Arrow walks into the ring and is thoroughly defeated in what might be the single worst non-Darkseid related beating in the entire DC Animated Universe. Seeing Green Arrow "dead" is enough of a shock to convince Wildcat leave the arena voluntarily, which is exactly what Green Arrow wanted.
  • The scene where Canary had setup Wildcat for therapy with the Martian Manhunter, to paraphrase “sometimes you need help”. A statement that has become even more poignant now in the modern era.

The Ties That Bind

  • Despite being bound to a table with a trio of blades slowly getting closer and closer to cutting him up, Oberon isn't the least bit intimidated by Granny and just mouths off to her monologuing.
  • After a season of being nothing more than a cameo, Flash is back, and he doesn't disappoint. Searching the entire complex, punching out hordes of guards all by himself, saving Oberon, arranging a Xanatos Speed Chess that leaves Apokolips defanged- there's a reason they gave Wally a seat at the big table.
  • Then there's Barda flat-out punching out Granny.

The Doomsday Sanction

  • Amanda Waller reacts to Batman breaking into her home and confronting her in the shower by verbally bitchslapping him and actually convincing him of the threat that the Justice League would pose if they would go rogue.
    Batman: Whatever you think you're doing, if you present a threat to the world, the Justice League will take you down.
    Amanda Waller: If we present a threat?! You've got a spaceship floating over our heads with a laser weapon pointing down. In another dimension, seven of you overthrew the government and assassinated the President. We're the good guys, protecting our country from a very real threat.
    • This chat apparently rattled Batman so much that he forgot to do his Stealth Hi/Bye and just walked out, through a door. Hell, it rattled him so badly he wound up setting the intruder alarms off.
    • A fan quote seems to sum up Waller: "In the real world, we tell Chuck Norris jokes. In the DCAU, they tell Amanda Waller jokes."
  • Batman later gets her back, though. Waller's phone to the president rings, and she's shocked to hear Batman's voice. "If anybody dies on that island, I'm coming for you." Amanda's response is to hang up, and immediately go yell at Eiling over the plan he's put into motion.
    • Earlier as well we see that Batman's talk with Waller in the shower shook her so much that her hands are shaking. Proving that even The Wall isn't totally immune to Batman's intimidation.
  • A nuclear cruise missile is launched at an island. Batman sprints out of the Monitor Room and performs an emergency launch with a Javelin. He nearly burns up his plane entering the atmosphere, and when he finds out that shooting the missile doesn't work, he uses the Javelin itself to grapple and steer the missile off course. Redirecting missiles is usually Superman's territory, but Batman manages to top Supes with a mix of determination and sheer insanity.
    • In the same episode, Superman beating up Doomsday despite having his heat vision ruined by a jagged-fisted punch to the eyes. To make it even better, when Wonder Wonder tries to help him, he just says, "No! Stay with the evacuation! This isn't important! Getting those people to safety is!"
    • And then there's Batman's response when Superman comes to visit him in the sick bay, and tries to dismiss the possibility that they could ever go down the same road as the Justice Lords.
      "You don't get to joke! Not today! I just took a bullet for you!"

Task Force X

  • Task Force X. These are a group of unpowered humans that manage to penetrate a citadel in space occupied by super powered beings (some of whom are practically gods) and steal a giant freaking suit of living armor from a high-security lock down.
  • Vigilante lassoes Flagg, Deadshot, and Plastique together before Captain Boomerang severs the rope with one of the weapons he takes his name from.
  • Shining Knight (who is later established to have no powers of his own) manages to punch two pretty big dents in the metal door of a storeroom he's locked inside in the middle of a fight.
  • A Badass Bystander Watchtower employee who stumbles across Plastique and Deadshot manages to put up a pretty good fistfight and almost disarms Deadshot before being knocked out.
  • And there's J'onn J'onzz, when he descends on them as they're about to escape. He effortlessly beats them all in seconds, shakes off being torn in half by said living armor as if it was nothing (seriously it didn't take him even 10 seconds to reform and stand up) and then he starts throwing freaking Annihilator around like it was a puppet - the same thing that Wonder Woman couldn't even scratch. Even this one sentence is made of Awesome:
    J'onn J'onzz: Ask yourselves - is being in here with me what you truly desire?
    • After being torn in half:
      J'onn J'onzz: Green Lantern. Return to the Watchtower; I may need some assistance.
  • As soon as the mission is over, Flagg furiously punches Deadshot (presumably for what he did to Plastique) and gleefully informs him that he has to go on dangerous missions for five more years before being pardoned for the crime for which he received a death sentence in the electric chair.
    • When Deadshot asks Flagg what kind of dirt Waller has on him, he replies that there isn't any. Because some people don't need to be blackmailed into serving their country.

The Balance

  • Wonder Woman taking out those small-time bank robbers, to the point where J'onn has to yell at her TO STOP because she could kill them was pretty awesome!
  • Hawkgirl and Wonder Woman tag-teaming to release Hades was awesome.

Double Date


  • Captain Marvel chewing out the League's founding members at the end. Made all the more awesome when you realize that he's a 13 year old kid.
    • For that matter, his fight with Superman. At first, they seem to be evenly matched Flying Bricks who rip up the scenery without harming each other. Then you remember the other thing Superman's vulnerable to, aside from Kryptonite, and where Captain Marvel's power comes from. "SHAZAM!"
  • Topped by Superman flipping Marvel over to depower him, just like he does in Kingdom Come.
  • Lex tricking Superman into leveling a housing project on live television. To me, that's not just Lex's crowning moment in animation, but anywhere. The fact that it went better than he expected is particularly hilarious - he fully expected to embarrass Superman, but not to maneuver him into Let's You and Him Fight. That was just gravy.

Hunter's Moon

  • Of the three heroes, it's Vigilante who ends being the one to save the day. He captures a Thanagarian in a simple tree spring noose trap, gets the location of their ship from them, and uses it to save Vixen from falling to her death even when he can barely pilot it.

Question Authority

  • The Question, after hacking into Cadmus's secret files while his girlfriend makes short work of the guards, grabs the computer monitor and nails a man sneaking up behind them in the face.
  • A feat which is then topped by Lex Luthor as he beats the everlasting crap out of the man:
    Lex: President? Do you know how much power I'd have to give up to be president? That's right, conspiracy buff, I spent seventy-five million dollars on a fake presidential campaign; all just to tick Superman off.
    • There's something to be said for the Question concluding that the Justice Lords scenario was a timeloop (from his 'everything is connected' perspective, it was bound to look inevitable), and still deciding to do something as outrageous as kill Lex flippin' Luthor. Of course, the consequences quickly turn into Nightmare Fuel as he has absolutely no answer to the even more brutal reality of this version of Luthor.
    • His confrontation with Superman is another. He actually calls him out on keeping the truth about the Justice Lords a secret. He tops it off by asking Superman what would happen if Lex actually did become president. Superman doesn't answer. Question is an ordinary human with no powers or high-tech gadgets, and there's no indication he brought kryptonite just in case. Still, Question got Superman so angry that he actually broke his chair, and Question never backed down or even flinched. Question speaks truth to power.
  • Further Question awesome, his response to demands for information while being horribly tortured:
    Dr. Moon: Tell me what you know!
    • Bonus points to Huntress for stopping at nothing to rescue him, and dragging Superman along for the ride.
    • The awesome part is not that he endured it, it was how long he endured it. Give that man a Green Lantern ring because his will is unbreakable.
  • Professor Hamilton successfully staring down a wrathful Superman. Yeah, he broke down afterwards, but wouldn't you if you narrowly averted the ire of a living god?


  • The Binary Fusion Generator being fired. It is as awesome as it is terrifying. The entire sky lights up and a nearby city nearbly collapses from the shockwave as the Cadmus base is utterly annihilated.
  • Superman attempting to take the blast of the cannon. He fails, but points for the effort.

Panic in the Sky

  • Just about everyone gets one when Cadmus' army of super-powered clones invade the Watchtower en masse:
    • Stargirl knocking out an Ultiman clone who had flooded her stepfather's exosuit.
    • Ice saving Steel by smashing a clone with a huge block of ice.
    • Red Tornado vs. three clones with the same powers as him. Just to add insult to injury, he doesn't just beat them- he beats them one-handed!
      • Especially worth noting that the Wind Dragon clones were shown to be straining with all of their might, while Red Tornado didn't even look like he was being pushed to his limits.
    • Question knocking out a clone with his hospital bedpan.
      • Topped immediately afterward by Captain Atom finally choosing his side.
    • Creeper latching onto the head of a clone.
    • Former Living Prop Obsidian showing off his powers.
    • Hawk, Wildcat, and Commander Steel, three Good Old Fisticuffs fighters, dropping a clone ten times their size.
    • Fire defeating a clone that has turned into a tidal wave by evaporating him.
    • Atom-Smasher swatting aside countless smaller clones, and defeating a Longshadow clone bigger than him by throwing one of the Javelins at him.
    • Vigilante fighting off a Juice clone and shooting some pipes to let the steam do the work for him.
    • Steel turning on the Watchtower's power system while lying half-dead from one of Galatea's beatings.
      • Supergirl taking a cable to Galatea's chest immediately afterward.
    • The Watchtower staff charging a T-Rex. What's more, considering that at least one of those staffers (a redheaded woman with a headset) is seen unharmed in the crowd scene at the end of the next episode, they apparently won.
  • Batman beats General Eiling with only one hand (the closest thing he gets to a comeuppance in the whole show) while still chewing out Waller for thinking the League had hostile intentions.
    • That and the way he chews out Waller. He knows that moral arguments won't work on her: she thinks that the Justice League aren't bound by morals and would assume he was lying. So he uses simple logic that plants doubts in her mind and gets her to start looking at Luthor.

Divided We Fall

  • Amanda Waller, a woman with no powers versus an amalgamation of evil genius/unstoppable robot/shape shifter:
    Flash: Hate to interrupt this special live performance of The Thing With Two Heads, but it's time to go to jail now.
    Waller: What He Said. [Shoots Lex Luthor/Braniac. It does bupkis.]
    • Her entrance a few minutes earlier:
      Waller: Hey, Lex! That android is Cadmus property. You're gonna have to find somewhere else to keep your brain. [blasts Luthor's AMAZO-droid with a BFG] A nano-disassembler beam. Your design, I believe.
      Lex: Arrogant cow! It'll take weeks to build myself another android body!
      Waller: You ain't got weeks, baldy!
    • After being disarmed by Lex, he taunts her:
      Lex Luthor: Did you really think you could take me down all by yourself?
      Amanda Waller: Actually, yeah. But on the off-chance I might have been wrong...
      [Lex looks behind him and see the founding members of the Justice League]
      Flash: Ta da!
  • Luthor, who is currently stuck as a puppet of Braniac, is able to successfully convince the genocidal machine that he has what he lacks, imagination, and successfully merges with him to become Brainithor.
  • Brainithor spawning nanotech Brainiacs to defend him, then deciding he can "do better than that" and morphing into clones of their Justice Lord counterparts. The Dark Reprise of the series' opening absolutely cements it.
  • Flash effortlessly dodging the physical and mental assaults the League faces as the clones taunt them about their failures.
    "Lord Flash": Slacker! Child! Clown! We have no place here among the world's greatest heroes!
    Flash: Says you. I got a seat at the big conference table. I'm gonna paint my logo on it!
    • Immediately followed by him punching his arm THROUGH "Lord" Flash and vibrating until the clone explodes.
    • Also, props to the animation team for making "Justice Lord" Flash look like the Reverse-Flash from the comics. A very nice touch, emphasizing how different the two sets of teams are while being a Mythology Gag at the same time.
  • Martian Manhunter breaking loose from Lexiac's tendrils and single-handedly freeing the other Leaguers.
  • Wonder Woman gets one that often gets overlooked, thanks to Flash's incredible awesomeness. Lexiac has just effortlessly taken out the rest of the League with some well-timed beamspam.
    Brainithor: Now, where is Wonder Woman?
    Cue Wonder Woman flying up and throwing a Javelin through Lexiac's Tower of Doom, blowing it up.
  • It's down to an exhausted Flash vs. Lexiac. See it here. This is the definitive CMoA for Flash.
    • At one point, in a series of shots, Flash punches Lexiac four times in about two seconds. If that was real-time, he was circling the Earth at as much as 80,000 kilometers per second.
    • To recap the sheer awesomeness of the events:
      Flash: You lose.
      Lexiac: (Restrains Flash via mechanical guards.) Hardly. Look around you — the Justice League is completely defeated, and so are you. For all your efforts, you have but inconvenienced me, speck. But I'm still just human enough to enjoy taking my revenge. *Dramatic Gun Cock*
      Lexiac: Looks like the Question was right all along...I kill you, and then Armageddon, right on schedule.
      Flash: No! [vibrates arms so as to escape from the guards, then stands up]
      Flash: (Facial expression softens, as Lexiac's threat registers. Backs up slightly, turns around, and speeds away.)
      Flash: (Hits Lexiac from the opposite direction. Runs around the world and hits him again— and again and again and again.)
      Flash: (—Stands in front of Lexiac, vibrating and crackling with lightning. He begins vibrating his arms at incredible speed, and uses them to destroy Brainiac molecule by molecule.)
      The rest of the core seven awaken.
      Massive explosion ensues. Debris clears revealing...
      Lex Luthor (sans Brainiac): (lying, panting, on the ground.)
      Flash: (electricity rippling through his body and surrounded by a Chunky Updraft) I feel kinda...funny. (Fades away)
      Wonder Woman: Flash!
      Superman runs towards where Flash vanished. The remaining six appear horrified.
      Luthor: (smugly) What do you know? I did kill him. (Looks up to see a furious Superman glaring at him.) I was mistaken earlier. I think this is the part where you kill me.
      Superman grabs Luthor by the neck and prepares to incinerate him. Wonder Woman steps forward to intervene, but Batman stops her.
      Shayera "Hawkgirl" Hol: [walks in the direction J'onzz is moving. Her right arm slips into a portal] FLASH!
      Flash: [from within the portal] Shayera, it's so beautiful here. There's a force - a Speed Force. It's calling me home. I have to go now.
      Hawkgirl: No, Wally! Take My Hand!! [struggles to get a hold of him]
      John Stewart: I'm here, too, Wally!
      Superman: We're all here!
      Green Lantern: You gotta come back to us!
      Hawkgirl: [grunts, and pulls Flash out of the Speed Force]
      Flash: I can never go that fast again. If I do, I don't think I'm coming back.
      Hawkgirl nestles him. Green Lantern, behind her, smiles, relieved. The rest smile.
      • Special notice for the last segment should go to Batman for grabbing Wonder Woman's hand at the end of the chain and pulling. He might make little difference strength-wise in a chain with Superman and Wonder Woman on it, but he'll be damned if he's going to stand by and let Flash disappear. And considering that they're basically trying to pull Flash out of Heaven, maybe strength of the heart (or spirit) counts as much as that of the body?
    • All this, and Flash didn't even know he could do anything like that. He just does it because he has to.
    • And then, a few yards away, Amanda Waller talking to the President, noting the nukes won't be necessary. This is a subtle moment of awesome for Waller: she may be a Well-Intentioned Extremist, but her sense of responsibility is strong enough that if she has to call in a nuclear strike, she will be standing at ground zero.
  • Green Arrow's speech after Superman announces that the League is disbanding:
    Green Arrow: Says who? You remember what we did yesterday? We saved the world, again. You don't think that has any value? Well, think again, pal! The Justice League goes on, with or without you. Look, no one can question your service or commitment to making things better. If you're quitting because you think you've already done your fair share, fine. We'll throw you a parade. But if you're quitting because it's easier than continuing the fight, then you're not the heroes we all thought you were. The world needs the Justice League, and the Justice League needs you, Superman!


  • Batman comforting the dying Royal Flush Gang member Ace. Yes, even Batman sitting on a swing-seat and holding a young girl's hand is awesome.
    • Also seen a couple of times in his own show, with Harley, Baby Doll, and others. Batman has a knack for connecting with (other) deeply broken people.
  • Terry finds out that, after donating a kidney to Bruce, that he is Bruce's biological son. Technology that could only come from Cadmus was used to overwrite his parents' DNA. He has one Imagine Spot after another of confronting Bruce, accusing him of hijacking his life, and lashing out at his loved ones. Does Terry actually lash out? No. He infiltrates Amanda Waller's home, without the suit, confronting her for answers. Deep down, Terry knew that Bruce would never do such a thing as take someone's future from them.
  • Amanda's Kirk Summation to Terry: he is not Bruce's clone; he is his son, and his own person, lacking Bruce's giant brain but not his heart. While it seems fate intervened to make Terry the Dark Knight as she planned, he still has the choice to be Batman and not repeat Bruce's mistakes. Terry takes her words to heart, prepares to propose to Dana, and reconciles with a worried, elderly Bruce.
  • While Waller notes Terry isn’t necessarily as brilliant as Bruce is, the next scene shows that Superman called asking for Terry’s advice on a case. Given Bruce is still alive and seems to have maintained his mental faculties, the fact that Clark still wants Terry’s advice instead indicates he might be smarter than Waller is really giving him credit.
  • The ending, which is a perfect mirror shot of the first scene of the entire DCAU (from "On Leather Wings"), nearly 15 years before. Not to mention the music, which is essentially Batman's theme and throughout the DCAU, it only played when Bruce was Batman. Until this final scene, that is. He's not just Bruce's successor and son, he IS Batman.
  • Phantasm (an aged Andrea Beaumont) during the flashback refusing to do what Waller had ordered: kill eight year old Terry's parents. Although we don't hear it, she tells her that doing so would go against everything Batman did and fought for. This led Waller to dropping Project Batman Beyond.

I Am Legion

  • Flash has a small one. He's on a Javelin with Hawkgirl and Fire when it's torn apart by a giant metal hawk. Flash can't fly, so Fire carries him. Then they see Hawkgirl having trouble with their attacker, so Flash tells Fire to drop him, both fully aware that he cannot fly. He's a senior member of the League, so Fire figures he has a plan and obeys. Not only does he not have a plan, he figures out how not to die on the way down.

Shadow of the Hawk

Chaos at the Earth's Core

  • Supergirl charging into battle without any of the powers she'd normally rely on, and still managing to kick a sizable amount of ass (with a sword, no less!). Especially her "I...won't...quit.", even while being slowly killed by a Kryptonite chunk. This is made even more badass considering she'd just carved that Kryptonite chunk out of Metallo's chest, using a dagger that she'd stealthily picked up after tricking Metallo into thinking she was totally helpless by making a show of being too weak to pick up a sword. The sheer badassery of that scene was enough to convert Stargirl from the Alpha Bitch to a friend.

To Another Shore

  • The scene where Green Arrow hums his own theme tune whilst kicking ass is just brilliant
  • Wonder Woman spinning around in order to change into her costume.
  • After having told off the vice president, Agent King Faraday warns Diana that he'll have his men shoot her if she does it again. Wonder Woman just points to her bracelets.
  • The method of which Wonder Woman managed to defeat Devil Ray.

Flash and Substance

  • The entire episode, which shows the Flash to be such an effective hero in his hometown that it puts Batman and Orion to shame. And more importantly, without any angst whatsoever.
    • A hero so effective, mind you, that he managed to talk down a member of his own Rogue's gallery by convincing him to get back on his meds and return to the mental hospital. That was just gravy.
      Trickster (toasting Flash): Got me again, Flash!
    • Forget speed. Flash's power is his heart.
  • The episode shows a rare glimpse at Wally's private life as well. Not only does he appear to have a better balance at maintaining his dual life than his fellow leaguers, but Keystone City itself comes off as a way more pleasant place than Gotham or Metropolis.
  • Also have to hand it to the Rogues: Captain Cold, Mirror Master, and Captain Boomerang held out pretty well against Batman and Orion (one of the New Gods), only losing when Batman brings the Flash back into the battle.

Dead Reckoning

  • The young monk at Nanda Parbat from The Shangri-La that stared down a group of the most dangerous villains in the world, kicked the crap out of Atomic Skull with wuxia martial arts then goes "This humble one would not presume to fight you alone." Cue badass Shaolin Monks out of nowhere!
  • Lex shooting Grodd in the face and usurping the Secret Society.
    Luthor: I wasn't going to do this for a another few weeks, but seriously. Turning all of humanity into apes? That was your "master plan?"

Patriot Act

  • The speech that D-list Leaguer Shining Knight gives to the horribly empowered General Eiling counts as one, not only deconstructing the general's reasoning and motivations for being a hulked-out monster for "the greater good," but also defining what it means to be a hero (at least by his standards). In a time with edgy vigilantes and violent anti-heroes among the ranks of the League, it's awesome to see that someone still stands for the old guard, and doesn't waver in their beliefs:
    Shining Knight (to Eiling): Do your worst, I'll not let you harm another.
    Eiling: I do what I do in service to my country.
    Shining Knight: Once, at the word of my lord, King Arthur, I was ordered to lay waste to an entire village. I knew my king's heart could not be so unjust, so I spared them all.
    Eiling: Then you're a lousy soldier.
    Clocks Sir Justin across the jaw, staggering him.
    Shining Knight (panting and rubbing his jaw): There it is, the creeping moral decay of the past thousand years. (Attacks Eiling) Arthur thanked me, oaf! Had I been wrong, I would have handed over my sword and left the court in shame!
    Attacks Eiling again, only to be wrenched from his sword and thrown several feet
    Eiling: Save yourself a hospital stay and stand down. That magic armor won't help you.
    Justin doesn't listen and gets to his feet.
    Shining Knight: Have at thee!
    He charges Eiling with only his fists, only to be driven into the ground in one punch.
    Eiling: You're a relic. In this world, power is the only thing that matters. You and those other no-name heroes? You're just people. In the great scheme of things, nothing you do has the least bit of significance. (punches Justin across the street, wounding him grievously) I'll waste you and a billion others like you before I let any power rival America's. It's my duty.
    Shining Knight: (still trying to fight)''' You don't know what the word means.
    Eiling: You can't win.
    Shining Knight (rising shakily to his feet): I'll die as befits a knight, defending the weak.
    Eiling: Why don't you give up?!
    Shining Knight: Why don't you?
  • Vigilante riding a motorbike towards his enemy at high speed, jumping off at the last moment, and shooting it so it explodes on impact. It doesn't work, but still...
    • Two more: Vigilante taking care of getting a few boys in the crowd out of there by telling them to "do the very important job" of pseudo-crowd control, and then one of these boys hurling a demolition ball at Eiling when he was about to kill S.T.R.I.P.E.
  • When it seems like Eiling has finally won, it's not the Justice League who stops him, but the ordinary people he claimed he was trying to protect. They form a human shield around Shining Knight (some even start cradling/comforting him) and stand up to the general, staring him down with pure anger and calling him out on his sheer hypocrisy:
    Old Woman: Drop the act. You think killin' Superman would make the world safe? Or killin' this boy? Or us? Tell me—how many of us do you have to kill to keep us safe?
    Eiling: They're the ones I'm after, not you. I'm not the menace—metahumans are. Superpowered beings.
    (A long pause as Eiling regards the crowd, all of them stil glaring at him in rage. He then drops the car he planned to drop on Shining Knight)
  • Eiling then leaves, though not before claiming that the citizens will eventually see things his way. They promptly blow him off and see to the injured League members. Granted, this is Metropolis and the citizens have seen their share of supervillains, but facing down someone who took out seven Leaguers with almost no effort still takes balls.
  • Green Arrow and Speedy's quantum arrows.
    • And then when that doesn't work, they rush him with nothing but their bows. They know they don't stand a chance, and yet they don't even hesitate.
  • The entire episode is a Crowning Moment for the Seven Soldiers of Victory from beginning to end. From showing the skeptical crowd at the parade they're just as cool as The A-list Heroes (no doubt after the episode they got a parade of their own) to refusing to give up no matter what despite the odds. Even Crimson Avenger, who got a screen time of about 20 seconds before getting KO'ed, fearlessly fires his gas gun at Eiling, which causes him to stagger backwards. Proof that you don't need superpowers to be a hero. Sometimes courage is the best superpower to have.

The Great Brain Robbery

  • The ending: the Legion has Lex detained - thinking he's an impostor despite his objections. Having already been itching for a power play, Doctor Polaris decides to dispose of him regardless and uses his powers to rip several very sharp metal fragments out of the ceiling. Lex presses a button on his belt, overriding Polaris' control of his powers. The look of Oh, Crap! on Polaris' face is priceless.
    Lex: [standing up] That's how you know I'm Luthor. When I augmented your powers, I also made sure I can override your abilities. Would anyone else care to try me?
  • And this is after he ran rings around the Justice League in Flash's body, displaying almost terrifying competence with Flash's powers.
  • Even better is that they make it clear that everything Luthor does in Flash's body isn't the result of a genius taking advantage of potential the hero was never aware of. Flash himself knows how to do everything Luthor did and simply chooses not to because it's too deadly. Lantern even recognizes instantly how bad the situation is.

Grudge Match

  • Four really tough superheroines (Black Canary, Huntress, Vixen, and Hawkgirl) find they're going to have to fight a cage match against a mind-controlled opponent. They're ready for action. Then you see the raw fear on their faces when the opponent appears. It's Wonder Woman. The superheroines actually back up.
    Vixen: Anyone got a plan?
    Hawkgirl: Yeah. Try to stay alive.
    Huntress: Anybody got a good plan?
    • Of particular note for the above fight, Vixen summons an elephant as her totem, giving her the proportionate mass and strength of one. Wonder Woman proceeds to stop, lift, and TOSS her clean out of the ring in under three seconds flat.

Far From Home

  • Supergirl's battle against the entire brainwashed Legion of Super-Heroes (minus Brainiac 5 and plus Green Lantern). Immediately before it, she's told that according to history, she never comes back from the future, implying she's going to die. Does that stop her? Not a chance. And until GL steps in, she's actually winning.

Ancient History

  • Hawkgirl's short rapport with Vixen about how lovers' quarrels are resolved on Thanagar:
    Hawkgirl: It's not like I can just assassinate you in your sleep or poison your water. [wistfully] I miss Thanagar.
    • She then tosses a bottle of water to Vixen as she's leaving. Vixen's response? "Really, not worried," as she drops the bottle in the trash. Even when being funny, Hawkgirl can manage to be awesome.


  • Sinestro destroying a Tyrannosaurus rex-sized fire-breathing war machine by using his ring to create a Kaiju-sized dragon.
  • Toyman owning Killer Frost with his Killer Yoyo. "Sleeper."
  • Lex's defeat of Grodd. It isn't when he turns Grodd's mind-control powers against him. It isn't when he uses those powers to make Grodd kneel and call him "master," or even to enter the ship's airlock. It's when Luthor turns off the mind control right before spacing Grodd, just so that he would be fully aware of how thoroughly owned he was just before he died.
    Lex Luthor: Goodbye, Grodd. It could have gone the other way.
    Grodd: It really could have, couldn't it?
    Lex Luthor: ...No. But why speak ill of the dead? [ejects him into space]
    • The Latin American Spanish dub had to tone down Luthor's dialogue, but manages to deliver an equally badass line by also playing into Lex's Smug Snake and Deadpan Snarker nature.
      Lex Luthor: Goodbye, Grodd. It could have been different.
      Grodd: You expect me to believe that's true?
      Lex Luthor: ...No. But it makes me look good to say it. [ejects him into space]
  • After the unsuccessful mutiny, the followers of Grodd are all gathered together:
    Lex Luthor: Can any of you give me one good reason to let you live?
    Killer Frost walks out of the group, takes a moment to examine her nails, and then freezes the rest of the group solid.
    Lex Luthor: Killer Frost. You've got a future. Get rid of the rest.
    Killer Frost: * salutes* You got it.
  • Darkseid's return. Lex Luthor and everyone with him thinks that they're bringing back Brainiac. Luthor is overjoyed...and then they see who came back instead. The look of utter fear on every villain's face makes the entire scene.
  • Word Of God confirms that Tala intentionally brought back Darkseid after Lex turned on her. Making her death a dark Dying Moment of Awesome, in that she at least made sure to both deny Luthor ultimate power and guarantee his and all his followers death. Granted, she only achieved the former, but she still got her last laugh either way.
  • The Enemy Civil War in Apokolips coming to a screeching halt when the population instead bows down to Darkseid after his explosive entrance.
    • To do that scene a little more justice, remember that Apokolips is essentially a Planet of Starscreams, where loyalty as a general rule doesn't extend beyond oneself. And then Darkseid comes back. With any other Evil Overlord, you'd expect at least one upstart commander to challenge his return (and be promptly silenced). But here? They don't do anything. They all just bow. Darkseid IS indeed.
  • "Alive!" itself is a CMoA for the fact that it's entirely focused on the villains from the series. The fact that they could actually do this and have it be one of the best episodes of the series is utterly amazing.


  • The Question (yeah, he gets a lot of these) takes down a swarm of Parademons by running them over with his car. Immediately afterwards, he takes out another Parademon that was crawling through his car window by punching it in the face.
    • Heck, the entire sequence is all five Steve Ditko characters (Hawk, Dove, The Creeper, The Question and Captain Atom) in the Justice League kicking ass together, which is a CMOA in and of itself.
    • Other Parademon takedowns include: Giganta effortlessly sweeping a group of them off the Eiffel Tower; Toyman shooting Nerf darts at the Parademons who have surrounded him with seemingly no effect, until said Parademons explode; Lex Luthor blasting away with Guns Akimbo Frickin' Laser Beams; an old Chinese man punching out Para-Demons on the Great Wall of China (okay, it turned out to be the Martian Manhunter, but c'mon...). Note that many of these last only seconds, and they follow each other in rapid succession.
    • Commander Steel, one of the background heroes who wasn't even named in the series and a Captain America-lookalike, saves a wounded Hawkgirl by throwing a shield and decapitating a Parademon.
  • Green Lantern and the Flash destroying one of the drill Weapons Of Mass Destruction.
    Green Lantern: We gotta find a way to take this out for good.
    Flash: Why don't you just throw it into the sun?
    Flash: Yeah, I guess that was a pretty stupid idea.
    Green Lantern: No, maybe you're onto something. But I'll need more leverage. And a trench.
    Flash: On it. *Flash runs a trench into the ground*
    Flash: Now what?
    Green Lantern uses his ring to create a huge catapult
    Flash: Aw, cool!
    Green Lantern: *flings the weapon away* Doesn't look like it quite made escape velocity.
    Flash: Nope.
    The weapon collides with an invading spaceship. An explosion ensues.
    Flash: Good effort, though.
  • Darkseid's speech before fighting Superman, ending it the same way as Superman's speech the last time they fought:
    Darkseid: I hope you appreciate, Kal-El, that everything that happens from this point is on your head. The skies will rain fire, the oceans will boil, the streets will run red with the blood of billions. Only then, after your last pitiful hope is extinguished, will I end your life. Let's go.
    • And mere minutes later, just before the throwdown really begins.
      Darkseid: I'm more powerful than I've ever been, and the last time we met, you barely managed to hold your own.
      Superman: Funny, that's not how I remember it.
      Darkseid: Allow me to refresh your memory.
      (Darkseid picks up the Daily Planet's globe and slams it into Superman)
  • The image of Batman and Lex Luthor as Back-to-Back Badasses and the fact that they're basically working as partners through most of the battle makes one just a little disappointed Lex didn't team up with the Justice League more often.
    • Darkseid then wonders out loud if Lex is as agile. Lex, horrified, jumps off the floor they're on and runs away. Darkseid simply notes, "Excellent strategy."
  • Batman attacking Darkseid not once, but twice, then dodging Darkseid's Omega Beams - beams that ordinarily home in on any target, veering around obstacles to destroy it. How Batman does this is by flipping back until he's falling in midair, then slamming an unlucky Parademon onto the ground below with both feet before jumping off and letting the Parademon take the full force of the Omega Beams. Even Darkseid is impressed.
  • Superman's "No More Holding Back" Speech. Not to mention him "cutting loose" immediately afterwards. The look of utter shock on Darkseid's face as the punch connects seals it. You can see him realize, in that instant, that he seriously underestimated the Man of Steel. There's a good reason its original name was "World of Cardboard Speech".
    Batman attempts to tackle Darkseid from the back, going about as well as you'd imagine.
    Darkseid: You still try to fight...? *simply hurls Batman away* Can't you see that it's hopeless?
    WHAM. Superman punches Darkseid hard. He punches again, then pins Darkseid to a wall by the neck.
    Superman: That man won't quit as long as he can still draw breath. None of my teammates will. Me? I've got a different problem.
    He relentlessly pounds on Darkseid some more, to the point where Darkseid is hurled through the wall.
    Superman: I feel like I live in a world made of cardboard. Always taking constant care not to break something — to break someone. Never allowing myself to lose control, even for a moment, or someone could die.
    Darkseid attempts to counterattack. Key word here being "attempts", as Superman blocks his blow and floors him with a devastating punch to the face.
    Superman: But you can take it, can't you, big man? What we have here is a rare opportunity for me to cut loose...and show you just how powerful I really am.
    • Which is stopped the moment Darkseid uses the Agony Matrix to put Superman through as much pain as possible.
      Darkseid: It's called the Agony Matrix. Direct neural stimulation of pain receptors - all of them. Imagine the worst pain you've ever felt in your life times a thousand. Now imagine that pain continuing. Forever. Oh, that's don't have to imagine.
  • How Lex finished things off: "I just had to get my power suit." Just to point out - he's wearing his usual business suit, not his robotic armor. The fact that he refers to the outfit he was first seen in ever - the suit he wears in the world of finance, as his power suit, really tells you something about him. "...first you have some business with me," indeed.
    • And the scene before it:
      "You have to have a twelfth level intellect to even have a chance at comprehending it."
      "Then I'm over-qualified."
    • Keep in mind, Luthor got that far by holding up a god with a blaster.
  • The Atomic Skull, who barely had any lines before the last episode, stealing every scene he's in. His reaction when told the League will give them a five-minute head start before putting them back in prison caps it.
    Atomic Skull: (indignant) Five minutes?!
  • The Flash's moment was probably when Giganta kissed him out of nowhere. He probably thought so, at least.
  • The final scene: The Justice League runs down the stairs of the Metro Tower toward the camera. Awesome in itself, but fans noticed that they appear in themed groups: Steve Ditko's creations, JL Detroit, Seven Soldiers of Victory and the like, ending with the original seven: first Flash and J'onn J'onzz - who've shown to be friends - followed by GL and Shayera - life partners - then the Big Three, ending with a close up on Batman, the one whose series started the DCAU.

  • There's NOTHING Batman can't do. Except fly.
  • Question also gets one in the JLU comic, when he walks into a press conference and blasts a Senator - who is actually a shapeshifting alien (and is totally not a Skrull). That's just the start of the comic. He then proceeds to follow a trail of clues around the world - with repeated Shout Outs to Rorschach from Watchmen - and ends up right back in the JL Earth Embassy. "Found something. Thought you should know." The "core" League confesses that they planted the clues to give him something to do. Question says he already knew. He also says he realized they were the shapeshifting aliens from earlier. As the fake League prepares to kill him, he says he stopped by their ship, and got the real Leaguers out of stasis. Beatdown ensues.
  • The DCAU creators have stated that whenever they have one of their big "JLU vs. endless mooks" fights, Wonder Woman is always kicking the most ass.