Team of heroes
|Management||Clark Kent (current), |
Chloe Sullivan (former),
Oliver Queen (former)
The group was originally founded to stop Lex Luthor and his Level 33.1 project(s), located around the world. This founding team included Green Arrow, Cyborg, Impulse, and Aquaman, as well as Boy Scout and Watchtower (who at that time were part time members). Together they successfully neutralized many of LuthorCorp facilities, stopping LuthorCorp's testing on meteor-infected people.
In 2007, Black Canary joined the team after initially being tricked by Lex Luthor into fighting the League.
In late 2008, after a global search to find Clark after the Fortress of Solitude was destroyed, LuthorCorp (now headed up by Tess Mercer, after the disappearance and later death of Lex Luthor) discovered the secret identities of Aquaman and Black Canary. Shortly after, the team decided to back off of LuthorCorp for a while and disbanded.
In early 2009, the group attempted to save the world by sacrificing the life of Davis Bloome, the camouflage of the monster Doomsday, only to almost get them all killed. By the time they buried Doomsday underground, Jimmy Olsen had lost his life. After the death of Jimmy, the group scattered all across the world. Oliver, who took it very hard, pursued a global venture of excess and debauchery, in an attempt to mask his pain. Chloe, realizing the need to protect the world against Tess Mercer and LuthorCorp, reunites the team to encourage Oliver to become Green Arrow again. Oliver soon realizes that the war against evil is larger than his personal self-interests and how important his role in that endeavor can be.
In 2010, they teamed up with the long retired Justice Society of America to stop the notorious hitman, the Icicle (a pawn of the secret government organization Checkmate) from killing all of the JSA's members. John Jones's re-gained his powers right before Doctor Fate sacrificed his life and allowed Icicle to kill him. The teams battled Icicle and defeated him. Checkmate also tried to get the team to work for them (as they tried with the JSA years before), but Martian Manhunter erased Amanda Waller's memory of their identities. The team, once again, teamed up with the Justice Society to battle the Kandorian army. When the Blur, now the established leader replacing Green Arrow, told them that he was going to send them (and himself) away, Cyborg told him that, as one, they would protect the world in his absence. When the Blur went to take them away, he was stabbed by General Zod with a blue kryptonite dagger, which suppressed his Kryptonian powers and prevented him and General Zod from leaving with the rest of the Kandorians.
Rick Flag, leader of the Suicide Squad survived Zod's attack on Checkmate and put together a new Suicide Squad and kidnapped Green Arrow forcing Watchtower to sacrifice herself in exchange for Green Arrow before faking her death. Flag later tried to recruit Green Arrow to his cause to prevent the Vigilante Registration Act from happening. In Watchtower's absence, The Blur and Green Arrow welcomed former enemy Tess Mercer into the team as the new Watchtower. With the VRA continually causing public fear and hysteria the heroes had been forced underground but came back together to mourn the loss of Hawkman who died protecting Lois Lane from Slade Wilson. While at Hawkman's funeral they are captured by the VRA. Chloe returns and with help from the suicide squad (who now work for her) helps the team escape the virtual reality the VRA trapped them in.
The team has never been referred to as Justice League on screen. They have been referred to as:
- In the episode Run, Bart mentions to Clark that the two of them and other people like themselves should "form a club or a league or something". This is a reference to the Justice League of America.
- Emil Hamilton referred to them as "Oliver and the league" in Rabid.
- Rick Flag when he was Oliver he called his "vigilante" team a "League of heroes" in Shield.
- Slade Wilson during the meeting with several other key military officers are discussing the Vigilante Registration Act, refers to how "this "League" grows while the nation turns a blind eye" in Patriot.
- Dinah Lance calls them "The League" while talking to Clark in Collateral.
- In the episode Justice, Oliver said that their team name should have the word "Justice."
- John Jones referred to the team as "SuperFriends" in Prey. The term SuperFriends was first coined by DC writer Gardner Fox in the early 70's. It was intended to be a more child-friendly version of the Justice League.
- Oliver wanted to know where the other "SuperFriends" were in Absolute Justice, Part 1.
- Chloe and Zatanna also has referred to them as "SuperFriends" in Warrior.
- In Guardian, when Lex threatens to reveal to the public that Queen Industries is building a secret moon base for the team, he refers to them as our "SuperFriends".
- When Stargirl asked Clark what do they call their superhero team, Clark said it was a "work in progress". (Absolute Justice, Part 2)
- The team's official symbol was revealed on computer screens bearing the letters JLA embedded into an Eye in Ambush. The symbol is alluded to on the computer screens throughout Season 9 also.
- In the episode Aqua, A.C and Clark made an allusion to the Justice league in which A.C. says he and Clark should create a Junior Lifeguard Association, and Clark says he's not ready for the JLA just yet.
- Chloe Sullivan referred to the team as the "Super Gang" in Absolute Justice, Part 1.
- In the episode Scion, Conner makes a reference to the Justice League when he talks to Clark, that he (Conner) would like to join the team when Clark feels he is ready.
- The JLA logo was shown a few times between Savior and Absolute Justice, Part 1. The JLA logo wasn't seen more until after the team worked with their predecessors, The Justice Society of America or JSA, so it's safe to assume this name influenced the team's naming.
- Lois refers to the team as "The League" in Dominion.
- It can be assumed that the real name of the team is the "Justice League of America" and the term Justice League is just for short, as the team's logo has the JLA abreviation.
On several occasions, official episode descriptions published by The CW Television Network have used the phrase Justice League. 
|Image||Code Name||Real Name||First appeared|
|Originally not a full time member, he has become more accustomed to working within the team and has become the official leader. Originally known as Boy Scout, then known by the media term Red-Blue Blur and later simply by The Blur, he became Superman after revealing himself to the world although Oliver tells the team to still refer to Clark by his "Boy Scout" code name. He has been a part-time member since Season Six, but has been a full time member since Season Eight. He officially became the leader of the team in Season Nine.|
|Green Arrow||Oliver Queen||Sneeze|
|The League's founder and former leader. He provides funding for the League using his vast wealth, supplying tech to Watchtower to keep an eye on the world. He lacks extraterrestrial capabilities and is the only to have revealed his secret identity to the world.
He has been the longest lasting member from Season Six through at least 2011.
|Martian Manhunter||John Jones / J'onn J'onzz||Static|
|Joined the team recently after permanently basing himself in Metropolis as a detective, John regained his powers and is now an integral part of the team, providing cover with the police. He has appeared as part of the team in:|
|Black Canary||Dinah Lance||Siren|
|Originally a gun for hire attacking the League, she joined the cause after being exposed to the truth and is considered an important player in the League. She has appeared as a apart of the team in:|
|Aquaman||Arthur Curry / Orin||Aqua|
|One of the first members recruited for the League by Green Arrow, Aquaman is the team's dominant water based hero. He has appeared as a part of the team in:|
|Another of the team's first members, he is part human part machine and is able to hack into systems and computers on mission. He has appeared as a part of the team in:|
|Stargirl||Courtney Whitmore||Absolute Justice, Part 1|
|The youngest member of the team, step-daughter of Pat Dugan and Sylvester Pemberton's successor, for a short time she worked with the reformed Justice Society of America, but switched teams after attempting to recruit its former members. She has appeared as a part of the team in:|
|Zatanna is revealed to be a member in Icarus. She has helped out on occasions. She also mentioned to Oliver that if he ran into any dark magic, he can give her a call, and she would be willing to help. She has appeared as a part of the team in:|
|An uber-violent hard boiled vigilante who started a personal war against crime in order to avenge the death of his parents. Despite not having any known superhuman ability, he is probably the best fighter and detective of Earth. After their first team up together he and Superman decide to cooperate, if necessary. Later he began to give aid to the team as a sort of part time member.|
This is a list of team members who aren't sent on missions or rarely are, but mainly support the main heroes in one way or another.
|Image||Code Name||Real Name||First appeared|
|Chloe Sullivan, as Watchtower, was the team's eyes and ears around Metropolis and the rest of the world, providing information and access to each member and was considered the unofficial leader coordinating each League member with a mission. She recently returned to the team after a long absence, and was revealed to be in control of the Suicide Squad. In Fortune she temporarily resigned from her role as Watchtower, but rejoined the team in Finale, Part 2 after Tess's disappearance. She operates as Watchtower from three separate facilities in The Watchtower, S.T.A.R. Labs, and another base in Star City.|
|Dr. Hamilton||Emil Hamilton||Bulletproof|
|A staff physician at Metropolis General Hospital, Emil is also on Oliver Queen's payroll, after Queen was poisoned, and realized having an on-staff medic would be beneficial to their team efforts. He was called in when Detective John Jones was shot in the line of duty, and needed 'extra care' due to his true alien nature. He is the third most frequently featured member and has been a part of the team since Season 8.|
|Lois Lane||Lois Lane||Crusade|
|Lois was brought into the League after helping against Slade Wilson and the U.S. Military to save Aquaman and Green Arrow. Her first mission occured in Scion, when Tess sent her off to search for a way to prove Lionel was a fake. She mainly works as an investigator and an assistant to Watchtower. She has appeared as a part of the team since Season 10's episode Patriot.|
|Watchtower II||Tess Mercer||Odyssey|
|After Chloe went missing, Tess took over the Watchtower to help the Justice League. Tess was killed by her brother Lex but is later bring back to life in a cybernetic form thanks to Dr. Hamilton's knowledge and Project Intercept. She mostly takes up her duties in the team by replacing the original Watchtower, when she is unavalaible. She has appeared as a part of the team since Season 10's episode Isis.|
A list of people who were on the team who have either died or no longer work in the team.
|Image||Codename||Real Name||First appeared|
|Hawkman||Carter Hall||Absolute Justice, Part 1|
|Hawkman was the leader of the Justice Society and apparently a member of the Justice League. He sacrificed his life to save Lois Lane in a battle with Slade Wilson. He has appeared as a part of the team in:|
|Supergirl||Kara Kent||Bizarro (episode)|
|Cousin of Clark Kent, Kara helped Clark save Lois Lane and was fighting crime on her own in her secret identity of Supergirl. Kara was also nicknamed Maiden of Might by the media when she first debuted as a bona fide superhero. Clark brings her to the Watchtower in Supergirl and informs her he is now the leader of the team. Since then she has been seen as a member of the team, maintaining continuous communication with the Watchtower. She has since left the 21st century to find her destiny in the future. She appeared as a part of the team in:|
|He is the fastest in the entire squad whilst being the hotshot of the League used for getting and stealing information with his super speed plus he is the team's jokester. Seem to die while facing the Black Flash. He has appeared as a part of the team in:|
This is a list of people who the League has encountered, but either are not League members or have a heroic identity.
|Image||Codename||Real Name||First appeared|
|Doctor Fate||Kent Nelson||Absolute Justice|
|Was the one member of the JSA that did not become part of the team. He died in battle with the Icicle after saving John Jones' life.|
|Aquaman's wife helped the League against Slade Wilson. She rescued both her husband and Oliver from captivity.|
|The Suicide Squad||Suicide Squad||Shield|
|After Chloe went missing she contacted the team and gave them choice of being turned into the government or reporting under her lead. The two members that assisted were Rick Flag and Deadshot.|
|Booster Gold||Booster Gold||Booster|
|After Clark helped Booster realize what it truly means to be a hero, he repaid the favor by upgrading the systems in Watchtower based on his and Skeets' knowledge of technology from the future.|
|A mercenary hired by Chloe to help the League get Oliver out of his downward spiral. She devised a "game" that in which the League would rescue Oliver from her tests until Oliver stood up and embraced his inner hero. She knew Oliver's identity before it was public knowledge, and later appeared in Prophecy, where she planned to use her knowledge of her clients' identities against them as a Member of Marionette Ventures.
The Justice League have primary missions that ensure the best well-being for Earth. They started out against Lex Luthor's Level 33.1 projects.
|Recruitment||State: Mission Partial Success|
|Oliver began gathering Metahumans to form a team of heroes. He recruited Bart Allen, Arthur Curry, Victor Stone and tried to recruit Clark Kent who declined.|
|Stopping 33.1 Metropolis||Justice||State: Mission Success|
|The Justice League began tracking 33.1 projects around the globe and when Bart was captured and taken to the Metropolis facility, the team had to rescue him. Clark tried to do it alone but was foiled by Kryptonite and so the team had to rescue both.|
|Stopping 33.1 World-Wide||Justice & Doom||State: Mission Success|
|The team then left Metropolis to stop 33.1 facility around the globe coming up against prototype super soldiers Lex had been creating.|
|Intercepting Lex's Files||Siren||State: Mission Success|
|Oliver had Chloe intercepting Lex's private files for information on 33.1 and had to stop Lex's own super-powered vigilante.|
|Finding Clark and Chloe||Odyssey||State: Mission Partial Success|
|When Clark and Chloe both went missing, The Justice League searched the world for them splitting up and finding nothing. While trying to find them, members of the Justice League were captured by LuthorCorp. Oliver managed to find Clark at a work camp in Russia.|
|Rescue Chloe, Dinah and AC||Odyssey||State: Mission Success|
|Oliver and Clark went to the last 33.1 facility Black Creek and broke out Dinah and AC as well as Chloe before Oliver was drugged and shot Clark killing him before Martian Manhunter saved him.|
|Capture Lex Luthor||Bride||State: Mission Failure|
|When Oliver reformed after his booze run shorty after discovering the truth about his parents, the Justice League began tracking Lex Luthor hoping to bring him to justice after learning he survived the Fortress' collapse.|
|Capture Doomsday and destroy him||Doomsday (episode)||State: Mission Partial Success|
|Oliver, Bart and Dinah kidnapped Davis and Chloe and took them to a geothermal LuthorCorp facility just outside Metropolis but Davis was split from Doomsday who escaped but Clark managed to get him back and bury him under the facility. At the end of the day, Jimmy Olsen was a casualty. It was from this point that Clark began to take over the role as leader of the team.|
|Help Oliver rediscover the hero within||Roulette||State: Mission Success|
|Chloe tracked down the missing League and arranged for them to help Oliver rediscover his hero alter ego. They worked to together arranging a game that would Oliver rediscover who he truly is.|
|Stop Icicle from killing the JSA||Absolute Justice||State: Mission Success|
|A series of mysterious deaths occurred linked to a group of heroes of the past. The team discovers a legacy of legendary heroes who came before them. With the help of the remaining member of the JSA they team up and together manage to stop the threat at hand. Casualties were the Star-Spangled Kid, the Sandman, and Dr. Fate.|
|Stop Checkmate from discovering the League's identities||Checkmate||State: Mission Success|
|After Oliver was kidnapped by an agency named Checkmate and discovered that they wanted the league to stop an alien invasion, they had to rescue Chloe from Waller's prison after she was kidnapped too and prevent Amanda Waller from discovering more about them.|
|Keep the World Safe||Escape||State: Ongoing|
|The team agreed to cover for Clark while he worked on his relationship with Lois. They protected over Metropolis while Clark, Lois, Oliver and Chloe stayed at the McDougal breakfast in bed. They later agreed to watch over the Planet while Clark made plans to exile himself to New Krypton, to help lead the Kandorian army. After he was saved by Lois the team continued their mission. Arthur and his new wife Mera, kept watch over the Oceans. Dinah began working in Platinum Flatts. After, marrying Chloe, Oliver moved to Star City, and started to patrol there. Later, as a Clark and Lois made preparations for their wedding, the other league members were assigned to watch over things in Clark's absence, making sure that the world was kept safe. Bart and Martian Manhunter watched over Metropolis and it's surrounding cities. Courtney Whitmore ended up under the control of Marionette Ventures, but was freed by Clark, Lois and Tess. The team was unable to help Clark once Apokolips came close to Earth.|
|Fight against the Kandorians||Salvation||State: Mission Partial Success|
|The League and The JSA teamed up again to fight of the Kandorian threat. Clark was able to convince the aliens to leave and defeated their leader but was also mortally wounded in the battle. Also while setting up a secret satellite to help win the war, Oliver was attacked and captured by the Suicide Squad then later released. Clark was left in limbo briefly until he was saved by Lois Lane.|
|Destroy VRA Holding Cells||Patriot||State: Mission Success|
|After the VRA was passed, AC and his wife Mera learned that the government had been using 33.1 technology to set up containment facilities disguised as oil rigs all over the ocean to interrogate the heroes. After Oliver submitted himself to find out more and was subsequently tortured by Col. Slade Wilson, Clark Aquaman and Mera infiltrated the prison to save Oliver. After learning of their breach, Slade activated a self destruct and destroy the entire facility.|
|Protecting the Watchtower and stop Clark Luthor||Luthor||State: Mission Success|
|After a Clark from a parallel world cross switching places with the real Clark, Tess summoned the team to stop the evil doppelganger but only Lois and Oliver received the call. They faced Clark Luthor together until the real Clark reappeared.|
|Protecting Each Other||Icarus||State: Mission Partial Success|
|Oliver and the others vigilantes are framed by the VRA. The government begins to tighten its grip by implementing laws such as curfew, routine security check and interrogation on any allies connected to the Vigilantes. Col. Slade arrested Lois, Tess and Emil, questioning them about their connection with the team and threatening to kill Lois if she didn't cooperate. Hawkman saves Lois but dies in the process. The Team take Carter's body to be buried next to his wife Shayera Hall in a sarcophagus chamber in Egypt.|
|Escaping Virtual Imprisonment||Collateral||State: Mission Success|
|When the team is trap in a virtual simulation after being captured at Carter's funeral in Egypt, Chloe reappears mysteriously and reveals to them that they are in fact trapped within a virtual world and that has allied herself with the Suicide Squad against the VRA. Chloe was able to rescued her teammates before the VRA could kill them.|
|Secure the Phantom Zone||Dominion||State: Mission Partial Success|
|When Slade returns from the Phantom Zone, the League made plans to ensure no phantoms were once again able to escape the zone. Using technology given to them from Booster Gold, Tess was able to keep track of Clark and Oliver. When they lost contact, it was revealed that it was an elaborate trap hatched by General Zod. After being pitted against eachother, Clark and Oliver's teamwork enabled them to return home and make sure Zod wouldn't be able to escape the Zone.|
|Investigate Marionette Ventures||Prophecy||State: Mission Partial Success|
|Lois, Clark, Tess, Stargirl, and John Jones were investigating Marionette Ventures, which was buying out various small businesses in order to to control the water front properties. They found out it is composed of various supervillians(Toyman,Black Manta,Captain Cold, Roulette, and Metallo),as they used Stargirl, who they made of Toyman's mind control diodes to do their bidding. The Legion of supervillians were given assignments to target one member from the Justice League. They managed to control Lois Lane, but his love for her was able to stall her enough so he can receive his abilities back once it was sundown. After the ordeal was done, Clark paid tell Toyman that he will always be there to stop him and his allies.|
|Stop Darkseid||Smallville: Finale||State: Mission Success|
|Clark Kent, Chloe Sullivan, Lois Lane, Tess Mercer and Oliver Queen teamed up to take a last stand against Darkseid. After Tess found out about Apokolips reaching Earth, she left a video message for Clark, but was intercepted by Lionel Luthor, who wanted to resurrect Lex. Oliver, who was infected with the darkness, had a super brawl with Clark which interrupted Clark and Lois's wedding. After Clark freed Oliver of his corruption, Apokolips came over Earth and caused an Eclipse. With Watchtower malfunctioning, Chloe set off for her database in Star City. Lois stowed away onto Air Force One, to stop the Government from launching a nuke at Apokolips, which would only cause millions of human casualties from Nuclear debris, which the Government was well aware of. Tess was able to kill Lionel, who then sold his soul to Darkseid in exchange for Lex's rebirth. Lex later killed Tess at LuthorCorp, but not before she erased his memories, preventing him from causing Clark harm. Oliver donned his Green Arrow gear, and destroyed Granny Goodness, Desaad and Gordon Godfrey. Clark fought Darkseid, and after learning how to fly, defeated him. He then saved Air Force One, saved people from the Omegas on their foreheads and was able to lift Apokolips away from Earth.|
When Lex's Level 33.1 project, which is studying and using people with super-powers as weapons, comes to fruition, Oliver Queen brings together several heroic super-powered allies together: Arthur Curry, Bart Allen, and Victor Stone.
Bart has been breaking into LuthorCorp facilities and downloading files. As a result, Lionel meets Lex and tells him that another LuthorCorp facility has been hit. Lionel says six facilities have been attacked, all having to do with 33.1. Lex is not worried and shows Lionel a security camera photograph of a red blur. Lex says that whoever is responsible can move very fast and he intends to catch them and make them a test subject.
Chloe reveals that she knows Oliver is the Green Arrow; Clark admits that Bart can
super speed. He says Bart is in some kind of trouble and asks her if they can track his cell phone. They look up his records and realize that Bart is working for Oliver Queen. Meanwhile, Bart is at his next assignment, but is caught by an electrical trap and knocked unconscious. Lex arrives immediately to take possession of him.
The next day, Clark confronts Oliver about Bart. Clark thinks Oliver is using Bart to fuel his vendetta against Lex. They argue because Oliver says that Clark is waiting for trouble to show up at his doorstep. Oliver explains to Clark about 33.1, and says his team is working on it as Arthur Curry and Victor Stone arrive. Oliver is working to stop
Lex from using 33.1 to build an army of super-powered meteor freaks, and eventually starting a war. Clark concedes and asks for more information. Oliver knows Lex has Bart, and his team is already on it.
Meanwhile, Bart wakes up in a cell and Lex wants to know who he's working for. When Bart does not answer, but retorts, Lex activates the pressure plates in his cell: if Bart does not keep moving he will be intensely electrocuted.
Oliver and his team work to locate Bart and narrowed it down to 100 miles. Clark suggests they get help, and he goes to Chloe. She gets a lead and Clark tells her to get the information to Oliver while he
goes to the Ridge Facility, where Bart is located. Clark insists he goes to the facility to rescue Bart alone, saying he can get there faster.
Chloe goes to Queen Tower and gives Oliver the lead on Bart. Oliver pulls up a schematic of the building and Chloe notices several rooms lined with lead. They prepare to move out to check the facility and Chloe realizes that the facility is also being used to store meteor rocks. Clark enters the lead-lined vault containing refined meteor rock, and collapses.
Green Arrow knocks two guards unconscious, and then the team enters while Chloe coordinates from his "watchtower."
Victor interfaces with the alarm system and Arthur enters from the harbor entrance. Green Arrow and Cyborg go in on foot, then Cyborg goes off on a separate mission, while in his cell Bart begins to slow down form exhaustion. Each of them individually take out the guards, with Green Arrow knocking the one unconscious who has found Clark. Green Arrow sends him to get Bart then heads off, planting explosives.
Cyborg and Aquaman meet up and Cyborg interfaces with the main computer. Clark gets Bart out just in time while Lex arrives to order a lockdown. Bart is so exhausted that his nose is bleeding, and he can't use his super-speed. Green Arrow confronts him and warns that he has ten minutes to get everyone out before the place blows. He then shoots an arrow at Lex, barely
cutting his cheek, also scaring him.
Chloe confirms that everyone has left the building and even Clark agrees to blow up the facility. They get out and Green Arrow triggers the charges, destroying the facility.
The team meets with Clark and Chloe in his barn (out of "uniform"). Oliver reports that Lex is setting up laboratories all over the globe and asks Clark to join the team.
Clark says he wants to, but he has to clean up his own mess first - meaning he has to capture all of the Zoners still out of the Phantom Zone. The members left Clark behind to go across the world to find more divisions of Lex's Level 33.1 project and stop his other illegal plans. Oliver shakes Clark's hand, then Oliver and his young justice team leave for their next mission, proudly saying, "Come on boys, let's go save the world."
It remains unknown if they are aware Clark has destroyed a 33.1 facility nearby Smallville.
Justice and DoomEdit
- "Before you begin, a question: do you know the true origin of your team?" - Martian Manhunter, Justice and Doom
Smallville Legends: Justice and Doom is an animated comic book that further explores the adventures of Green Arrow's team. In these, the Green Arrow, Cyborg, Aquaman, Impulse, and Watchtower all work together to take out the rest of Lex Luthor's Level 33.1 facilities.
The story also insinuates that the Martian Manhunter had been in contact with Dr. Virgil Swann, since he is seen using the large orbital satellite built by Swann Communications, as a base. The Martian Manhunter is also seen wearing the costume he currently wears in the comics as well when he turns into his Martian form at the end of the web story arc.
When Green Arrow's band of heroes thwarts his efforts once too often, Lex employs a super-powered vigilante Black Canary, also known as Dinah Lance, to take down the Emerald Archer.
Chloe is working late at the Daily Planet using the computers to intercept a file, as a masked figure watches her from the shadows. As she burns it to disc, the figure throws a knife at her and Chloe runs outside, letting the person she's in contact know she's in danger. Chloe gets to the roof where the figure attacks her: a blond woman in black with a black band of makeup across her eyes. She draws a knife on Chloe, but Green Arrow arrives and pins her to the wall. She pulls free and as Green Arrow fires three arrows, the woman deflects them with a sonic blast. She then knocks down Chloe and takes the disc, jumps off the roof, and breaks her fall with a cable.
Clark talks to Chloe as she looks through files on female criminals and talks about how he's uncomfortable with the fact that Lana expressed her love for his phantom duplicate. Noticing her injury, Clark finally gets her to admit she's doing freelance work for Oliver Queen.
Clark goes to confront Oliver, angry that he put Chloe in danger. Oliver denies putting her at risk and notes they were hacking into Lex's projects. Meanwhile, the woman meets with Lex and turns over the disc, and he offers to pay her to bring him Green Arrow.
Lex made Dinah believe that The Justice League were terrorists. So she breaks into Chloe's desk and checks her phone call log, finding Oliver Queen's number.
After deducing his identity, she arrives at Oliver's balcony and shatters the window with her "sonic scream." Oliver is knocked out. Oliver is held hostage and accused of being a terrorist. He denies it but she calls Lex and has him initiate the wire transfer.
Meanwhile, Clarks meets Chloe at the Planet, who realized that someone tapped into her activities at the Planet, from inside the Planet. Dinah Lance was the only one logged on and Chloe alters her photo to confirm she's the woman, who they nickname "Black Canary." Chloe locates the wire transfer and cuts it off.
Black Canary goes to see Lex only for Clark to intercept her. Clark insists Oliver is not the villain but when she attacks him she is bounces off. However, when she uses her sonic scream it overloads Clark's super-hearing, knocking him down long enough for her to escape.
After a confrontation with Clark she began to have doubts about Lex. Canary goes to see Lex and demands evidence about Green Arrow's supposed criminal activities. When she refuses, Lex shoots her but Green Arrow arrives and the two men fight. Black Canary arrives and takes out a guard, but as all three heroes shoot at each other, Clark arrives and deflects the bullets and arrows, then gets Black Canary away and lets Lex takes Black Canary's knife blade in the shoulder. Green Arrow walks out, wishing Lex better luck next time.
Black Canary has set up a meeting with Clark and Oliver to apologize and retire from crime fighting. Oliver suggests it would be a waste and she should join up with his team. Clark again defers on joining up and Oliver strolls away with Dinah.
The Justice League are shown attacking Tess Mercer's headquarters for the search of Lex Luthor in the Arctic, after cleaning out the camp, they come across a dead end when they find Clark's signature red jacket and nothing else.
The team then head to the Isis Foundation to use Lana's computers to try and find out information about Lex's disappearance but come up with nothing, and almost give up, but Oliver convinces them that Clark would never stop looking for them. Dinah says that for the four weeks they have been searching they have found nothing, with Impulse and Cyborg searching the southern hemisphere.
However, Lex's teams have kidnapped Chloe roughly a month ago also, and are pretending to be the DDS and try to make her track down a group of "terrorists", who are, unknown to Chloe, actually the Justice League. She uses her new power to track down Black Canary and Aquaman via cellphone, and is about to get Oliver but recognizes his phone number and realizes who the "terrorists" are and discovers what she's done.
Despite Chloe refusing to give Oliver's number to track him down, Black Canary and Aquaman are both captured, leaving Oliver the only one left. This is unknown to Oliver however, and he has managed to track down Clark to a shady Russian work camp, and together they break out, but it is revealed that Clark is powerless due to the Orb. On a plane home, they realize that the rest of the League has been captured, however they work out that Chloe is being held in Montana, at a LuthorCorp Facility named Black Creek.
Together, Clark and Green Arrow break in the facility and split up in order to find Chloe. Oliver manages to find the rest of his team but is captured and injected with a serum to put him in his captors control. Clark, meanwhile bumps into Lois, (who has also been tracking down Chloe) and together they take down many guards and eventually save Chloe. Clark goes to find Oliver, only to find Oliver under the enemies control and Oliver shoots him twice in the chest, Clark starts to die in Chloe's arms after she fails to heal him, but Martian Manhunter arrives to save Clark and flies him to the sun. Although Clark gets his powers back, Martian Manhunter (whose weakness is fire) loses his powers.
The Justice League then meet at night in Metropolis and come to the conclusion, due to the fact that half the members have had their identities have been exposed, that they should disband for a while and go underground. Oliver, however, whose identity remains a secret, decides to stay in Metropolis. He soon discovers that Lionel was responsible for the death of his parents, which caused him to completely abandon his heroic persona.
After several weeks, Clark confronts Oliver about his recent life choices and asks him for help to hide his identity by disguising himself as the red-blue blur. While in disguise, Oliver saves Jimmy from being kidnapped. This reminds Oliver of what its like to be a hero and decides to restart the Justice League.
After John Jones is shot while on duty as a police officer, Oliver arranges for his specialist doctor Emil Hamilton to help Jones' recovery due to his Martian physiology and reveals to Clark that he and Jones have been working together with Jones helping Oliver out as Green Arrow considering Jones as part of the team.
During Chloe's birthday celebrations, Clark missed it as he and Bart were off dealing with a crisis in Keystone City. After Chloe realized that she is missing something in her life, decides to be more hands on with the Justice League and becomes Watchtower full time, putting online a system that tracks all of the members.
Clark asked for help by Bart and Dinah to get rid of Doomsday once and for all by burying him under a Geothermal LuthorCorp facility. Clark gave Bart Black kryptonite and told him that he was going to split Davis from Doomsday and then bury Doomsday. Oliver crashed the meeting and told Clark they need to kill Doomsday but Clark said no and told Bart and Dinah about Oliver killing Lex.
Bart and Dinah sided with Oliver and betrayed Clark and when they captured Chloe and Davis, Clark arrived where Green Arrow shot a kryptonite dart in his back so that he wouldn't be able to stop them. They took Davis and Chloe to the Geothermal facility and planned to bury Davis down there but he began to transform uncontrollably when Chloe used Black kryptonite to separate the two beings. Doomsday then wreaked mayhem on Metropolis
where Clark arrived after Jimmy found him and removed the dart and also learned his secret. Clark located Doomsday and after a brief tussle between the two, brought him back to the facility crashing into it where the Justice League blew the tunnel trapping Doomsday.
After the team attended Jimmy's funeral after Davis killed him, they went missing leaving Chloe in her new Heroes base, "The Watchtower" and Clark who has given up hope on humanity declaring that Clark Kent is dead.
After Chloe tracked down all of the scattered Justice League members, they realized that they needed to bring Oliver back from his own personal demons and arranged to play a game that would bring the hero of Oliver from within. They hired Victoria Sinclair as the face of the game and kidnapped Oliver from a casino owned by Victoria aka Roulette and imprisoned Oliver in a casket. It's later revealed that Black Canary shattered the window in the warehouse, Impulse saved Oliver from the truck and Cyborg hacked into Oliver's bank account to "rob" him as Watchtower was watching the whole thing. At the end of the game Oliver once again became the Green Arrow telling The Blur that he will be there to help.Oliver, Chloe, and Clark discovered that their identities were at risk when they learned of an older organization of heroes known as the Justice Society of America. When they realized that the Society's members were being killed one by one by the villain, the Icicle, they made an alliance with the Society. Unfortunately, the alliance was strained by the fact that Oliver and the JSA's leader Carter Hall AKA Hawkman, did not get along. Together, they managed to defeat the Icicle and John Jones even managed to get his powers back. The Society taught Chloe and Oliver the fact that they shouldn't act only as a team but as a family, which Oliver took to heart, inviting Chloe and John to go get something to eat after they had won their battle. Oliver was captured by Tess Mercer where he was introduced to Checkmate leader Amanda Waller who asked him to join Checkmate. Clark and Chloe talk about Green Arrow and talks about him not following protocols where the JL members plug in to Watchtower when the go on Patrol which he did not know about. He later escaped and went to Watchtower and they talk about Checkmate. Soon after, John secretly tried to investigate the agency known as Checkmate. Unfortunately his investigation pit him against Clark who found his motives suspicious. Unwilling to deal with Clark at the moment, John flew off. He then used his powers to read the mind of an agent of Checkmate to find the location of their headquarters in order to retrieve the stolen alien blood sample, Amanda Waller awaited for his arrival and set up a trap that placed John in a cage made of fire . Chloe tried to find out the whereabouts of various supervillians such as Cameron Mahkent who were sent to the Belle Reeve. However she was kidnapped by Checkmate. Oliver and Clark find out that Tess is an Checkmate Agent. She told him that they were after something called "Watchtower", telling Clark and then Oliver. John used his shape-shifting ability to trick a guard by masquerading as Amanda Waller to release him from the fiery cage. Clark proceed to meet with Amanda Waller who requested him and the JLA to join Checkmate in order to stop an alien threat. She also wanted Clark to give Amanda the location of Watchtower's central database in order to get the names, faces and addresses of Black Canary, Impulse, Aquaman and Cyborg as well as show her his true face so Chloe wouldn't be killed. She criticized Clark for leaving Chloe vulnerable to attack. Oliver then immediately shut down Checkmate's power which allows Clark to save Chloe. John then proceeded to destroy any evidence of the blood sample with his Martian vision and before leaving, wiped Waller's memory of her knowledge of the secret identities of members of the Justice League.
When Major Zod declared war on Earth, the team assembled to handle the crisis. Watchtower, Green Arrow, Impuse, Cyborg, and Black Canary team up with JSA members Hawkman and Stargirl with the Blur (Clark) taking the role of leadership. Clark tells the team that he will use the Book of Rao to send the Kandorians away, but that he must go too. Hawkman and Cyborg say that they must bring the fight to the Kandorians, but Martian Manhunter disagrees. He says that they must let Clark do what he must with his people. When they finally let Clark go through with it, Cyborg re-assures him that they will all help protect the world in his (Clark's) absence. When Clark finishes what he has to say, Hawkman, Cyborg, Black Canary, Stargirl, and Martian Manhunter all salute him. Later, when Clark fights Zod, Zod stabs Clark with a Blue Kryptonite dagger. When Zod ascends into New Krypton, Clark falls off a building not ascending with his people.
After Clark was saved by Lois Lane, Chloe went to the JSA Brownstone to find Dr. Fate's Helmet. Chloe used it to track Oliver who was kidnapped by Checkmate. After Chloe did this, she traded herself for Oliver and went missing. Oliver became upset and even went to find Rick Flag who kidnapped him and Chloe. After he told him she was dead, he went and found out that she wasn't. The members of Checkmate's new Suicide Squad came after the members of the team including Clark, Oliver, and Carter Hall. They taged the League with little tracking devices to keep tabs on them. Clark then dawns his "red and blue" colors again, as he tries to be a "symbol of hope". After Clark sees his future as Superman and Oliver reveals that he is the Green Arrow to the world, the team starts to function a little better, they even welcome Tess Mercer as a part of their team, making her the "new" Watchtower in Chloe's place, after helping them defeat Isis.
Some time after these events, and after the Vigilante Registration Act was passed, Aquaman and his new wife Mera started to attack VRA prisons off the coast of Miami, Florida. The Blur went down there to set things strait with Aquaman, but A.C. revealed to him that Col. Slade Wilson was using these prisons for vigilante torture. After Oliver Queen aka the Green Arrow publicly (in from of Watchtower II and Lois Lane) signed himself over to the VRA to act as a spy for the team, Aquaman and the Blur find out that he was actually kidnapped and try to rescue him, with Aquaman getting captured in the process. With the help of Lois, Mera, and Watchtower, the Blur sets out to rescue his fallen teammates only to be trapped himself by Slade. Mera finds Oliver and A.C. just in time before Slade blows up the building. After all of this, Clark welcomes Lois to the League and shows her the Watchtower. He then reveals to the team the looming threat of Darkseid.
When Clark accidentally activated the Kryptonian Mirror box and came to a parallel Earth, his evil doppelganger Clark Luthor/Ultraman took his place on the Earth-1. Tess found out about this and tried to call the team for help, but to no avail. She managed to contact Lois to come to Watchtower for her safety, but Ultraman found Watchtower's Location and damaged it severely while trying to get the Mirror Box from Tess so he could destroy and trap Clark in his world forever while he take over Earth. Oliver came to Watchtower to help Tess and Lois stop Ultraman with kryptonite weaponry. Meanwhile Clark managed find the mirror box in the parallel earth and upon activating it he returned to his world and sent Ultraman back to his where he destroyed the box to insure that Ultraman would never return to his world ever again.
Later, The League assembled lead by Tess to throw Lois and Clark a surprise engagement party to celebrate their recent engagement. After a happy night, Oliver stopped a mugging in progress, but because he had been recently been labeled as a terrorist by the VRA he is viciously attacked by citizens who begin to beat upon him. Until he is rescued by Carter and Courtney who take him back to Watchtower to tend to his injuries. Slade who was presumed dead, resurfaces and accuses the vigilante community for the lose of his eye and ordered the military to find and capture all members of the team and suspected supporters. Key members: Tess, Emil, and Lois were captured, but eventually escaped.
Later, Slade tried to kill Lois at Luthorcorp, hoping to draw out Clark out of hiding but Hawkman burst in the building and fought Slade in a vicious duel. Hawkman managed to hold his own against Slade during the fight until they broke a gas pipe that temporarily impeded Carter's vision and Slade used this opportunity to his advantage and stabbed Carter in the back. The gas pipe behind him ignited causing a massive explosion. Carter's wings protected him from the flames but the explosion created a shockwave that sent Lois hurtling out the window and plummeting to the street below With Carter's last bit of strength, he dove after Lois and wrapped her in his wings to break her fall and protected her long enough until he could reunite her with Clark who had managed to find Slade and defeat him by banishing him to the Phantom Zone. The entire Justice League later came together to lay Carter to rest in Egypt, where he was buried next to his wife: Shayera Hall. During the funeral a mysterious white pyramid came out of the sand and after a flash of white light the League was left unconscious.
The team found themselvestrapped in a virtual world setup by the VRA to learn how to control each of their special abilities and skills. One by one, the League was released starting with Oliver and then Dinah, thanks to Chloe Sullivan and the Suicide Squad.
At the Daily Planet, Clark went to see Lois in her new office, as she was investigating a story about the a business organization called Marionette Ventures, which was buying out various small businesses in order to to control the water front properties. Meanwhile, Courtney was working with John Jones to investigate Marionette Ventures and found out it is composed of various supervillians, only to get herself under their control by committing crimes when they implanted a device on her neck. Clark and Lois were able to stop her and save her by removing the device. Courtney was present at Watchtower when Tess was analyzing the device finding out Toyman was the creator of the device.Under the suggestion to kill the Blur/Clark, Lois set out to find him and with 30 seconds until sundown for Clark to have his powers back. At their meeting, each member was assigned a target from the Justice League. Eventually, Clark reached out to her with his declaration of love, and it stalled out for the moment. After she failed and the ordeal was done, Clark paid a visit to Winslow Schott to tell him that even though Toyman knew Clark's true identity, Clark knew he wouldn't reveal it to the public because the Toyman still had some "games" to play so he will always be there to stop him and his allies.During the invasion of Apokolips caused by Darkseid, Oliver was shown to have been corrupted by Darkseid and joined his minions in stopping Clark. John helped out Tess at Watchtower by turning Watchtower's new space station online to detect the planet for the League. Clark was able to help Oliver and relieve him of his corruption. Because of the interference Apokolips was giving off on the world's communication systems, Clark and Oliver could not get a hold of the League to tell them of the threat. Instead, they had Chloe Sullivan go to her base in Star City to round them up for the fight. Going to find a way to help, Oliver returned to Watchtower to get his Green Arrow gear and returned to the Unholy Trinity (Darkseid's minions) and defeated them. After her capture from Lionel Luthor (Earth-2), Tess Mercer (the current head of Watchtower for the League) found out Lex was alive, shot Lionel and escaped. She arrived at Luthorcorp to go and help the League only to be killed by Lex Luthor after his return. Finally with little time left remaining before Apokolips clashed into Earth, Clark embraced his destiny as Superman, defeated Darkseid and sent Apokolips away, Superman was able to save the planet in time. The aftermath caused by Darkseid to the league was Clark now used the name Superman instead of the Blur and that their old nemesis Lex Luthor has returned, taken over Luthorcorp and turning it to LexCorp, and now Lex has no memory of his past only the hatred and darkness from those memories remained.
Season ElevenEditSix months later, Oliver currently resides within the walls of Watchtower, back in Metropolis with his wife - Chloe Sullivan-Queen. Oliver, in his Green Arrow getup, finds himself without work in Metropolis, as Superman has kept the streets clean for months. When Chloe asks if his night was long, Oliver admits it was "quiet, as always." The two share a coffee together as they wait for any signs of Superman before resuming their previous plans.Chloe confides in Lois that Oliver is currently rebuilding Queen Industries while going out and being a hero, as she's busy taking care of Watchtower and and setting up similar Watchtower hubs in each of the Justice League member's home cities while working her day job as a reporter for the Star City Gazette
Lex reveals to Oliver that he knows that Oliver is building a secret moon base for his team and threatens to reveal this to the public.
Later on the moon at the construction site for Queen Industries' new Moon Base, Superman and Martian Manhunter oversee the construction which the S.T.A.R. Labs H.E.D drones help in the process. Clark shares some Double Stuff Oreo cookies with his friend and mentor when he receives an alert about an attack on Metropolis involving a former Project Ares subject. As Superman speeds off to deal with the threat, J'onn decides to return to his apartment in Metropolis.Out in the streets of Metropolis, a Dr. Jones who wants to be called Psimon is looking for Lex, whose Project Ares has apparently given the diminutive doctor his purple skin, an oversized and glowing-through-his-skull brain and some kind of indeterminate psycho-molecular power. Psimon is not convinced a peaceful resolution to this situation is possible and shoots a purple blast at Lex, whom Superman saves and proceeds to returns to finish with Psimon, who proves to be able to act more quickly than Superman thanks to his enhanced synaptic firing. As he tries to capture Psimon, the criminal's telepathic abilities allow him to "feel" Superman's moves before he makes them and counteract them. Moving faster than thought, Bart arrives to help his old friend. The speedster, sporting a new costume, proves too quick for Psimon and is able to punch him into submission.To celebrate, Impulse speeds ice cream cones into the hands of all the nearby citizens, including Superman.
Out in the ocean, Clark and Bart race each other above the water. Bart comments on Clark running slower than he used to, which Clark attributes to now having the ability to fly as well. Clark makes a wager that he can fly faster than Bart can run with the loser paying for lunch. As the two rocket over the coast of Cameroon, a young woman watches from a distance.
Clark arrives in Mumbai, India, assuming that he has beaten Bart. As children swarm him for an autograph, he finds that Bart was not only there first but is playing a game of soccer with some of the locals. Later, as they share food, Clark describes how he can't return to his life as Clark Kent and must remain Superman for the time being due to Lex's irradiation ploy. Research from S.T.A.R. Labs has revealed that his healing ability from the rays of the sun is slowly curing the radiation. Bart suggests he fly into the sun to speed up the process and burn the rest of it away, but Clark tells him that Emil isn't sure they could stop the process from eventually turn him into raw energy if he tried it.Though he's happy to spend some time with Bart, Clark points out that it's not really the speedster's style and asks if something is wrong. Bart deflects by saying he had to get a glimpse of Clark in a costume. A moment of appreciation between the two is broken up by a call from Chloe at Watchtower. She tells them that a situation with art thieves in Paris has arisen and, as they don't have any agents in Europe as of yet, they are the two closest to respond. They make another wager over who can get there first. Bart gives Clark a head start and his friend bolts into the sky. As he prepares to run, Bart hears an ominous voice call his name. He looks around but sees nothing but the locals. Tapping into the Speed Force, he runs after the Man of Steel.At the Musée du Louvre in Paris, Superman and Impulse arrive to help the French police with a chaotic scene, baffled at the threat art thieves are presenting. Suddenly, a huge explosion racks the front of the museum. Out of the rubble runs Monsieur Mallah, a giant gorilla carrying the Mona Lisa. In a container slung around Mallah's back is the brain of the scientist who increased Mallah's intelligence to genius levels. The two lead a gang of monkeys and apes stealing art.
As Impulse attends to the smaller primates, Superman turns his attention to Mallah and the Brain. The Brain can speak through the container and Superman asks if he is Mallah's. Brain explains that they are lovers and helped each other escape from the experimentation that led to their current states. They plan to sell the stolen art to fund and form their own nation. Mallah pulls a gun and fires at the crowd.
Impulse runs to catch some of the bullets but sees there are too many. He taps into the Speed Force to move faster and is able to stop all of the projectiles. Using the Force, though, brings on the mysterious voice again. In Speed Time, Bart sees a dark creature run out of the Force that he's seen before, telling him that "It is time." The creature bolts toward Bart, reaching out to grab him.
Meanwhile, Superman uppercuts Mallah off of his feet, knocking him out. He turns to find the other monkeys and apes massing toward him. Winding his arms up and bringing his hands together in a superclap, Clark uses the force and the sound of the clap to upend all of the primates and knock them unconscious.
Clark finds a tired and scared Bart on his knees, muttering that "it" almost got him. Looking around the scene, Clark asks what Bart is talking about. Realizing the creature is nowhere to be found -- and wanting to keep the secret to himself -- Bart tells his friend it was nothing.
Differences from the comic book Justice LeagueEdit
Due to character rights issues, Batman and Wonder Woman did not appear in Smallville's Justice League, however as of Season 10, it was confirmed that Batman and Wonder Woman do indeed exist in Smallville continuity, but would not be seen on screen, until Batman made his debut appearance in the Season 11 episode Detective. Also, despite continuity and arguments by fans, Bart Allen would not be referred to as "Barry Allen" or The Flash, instead being referred to by his incarnation's original DC Comics code name of Impulse (though he has been referred to as "Flash" at least twice, though this was most likely an error by the writers.) The Green Lantern (Alan Scott not Hal Jordan) made an unnamed cameo in Absolute Justice. Teen Titans character Cyborg was included (in Smallville, Victor is Clark's age). Martian Manhunter appeared three times in Season Six (Static, Labyrinth, Phantom), twice in Season Seven (Bizarro, Cure) and three times in Season Eight (Odyssey, Prey, Bulletproof) and three times in season 9 (Absolute Justice, Checkmate, Salvation). However, he was not considered to be part of the team until he regained his full powers, previously serving as a police contact while he learned not to rely on his powers. The most crucial difference between the team and their comic counterpart is that the team is less public, operating more as a 'black ops strike team' in situations where conventional law enforcement would be unable or unwilling to take action, primarily focusing on preventing the abuse of superhumans by officials such as Lex Luthor or Slade Wilson, although they have become increasingly public as time goes on and the general populace becomes more aware of superhumans.
In the ComicsEdit
The original idea of the team came from when Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman, Flash II (Barry Allen), Green Lantern (Hal Jordan), Aquaman, and Martian Manhunter had met up together to stop the Applexians. After seeing that their powers together could make them more powerful, they came together as the Justice League of America, which they announced in a press conference.
In their second or third year, Green Arrow and Black Canary joined. Around this time, Robin (Dick Grayson), Kid Flash (Wally West), and Aqualad had started the Teen Titans after their mentors Batman, Flash, and Aquaman went full-time with the JLA. When Wonder Woman joined the JLA, her sidekick, Wonder Girl (Donna Troy), joined the Titans.
The Green Arrow originally had to be convinced to join such a team, as he believed that fighting with a group of that sort would be "soulless," sacrificing the "little guy" in the process. Little did the members of the JLA know, however, that Oliver was secretly funding the organization before Batman decided to use his resources to fund the team. After he did join the team, his sidekick, Speedy (Roy Harper), joined the Teen Titans!
Currently the League includes Donna Troy, Batman (Dick Grayson), Supergirl, Jade, Mikaal Tomas (Starman), Jesse Quick and Congorilla. A new generation of the Justice League International will also start again alongside this one led by Batman and Booster Gold.
The Justice League of America is one of the teams slated to be revamped by DC Comics in September 2011. This time the line-up consist of the original members, minus Martian Manhunter, who will be replaced by Victor Stone/Cyborg. The Justice League International is also slated for revamp. The line-up consist of Booster Gold, Guy Gardner, Fire, Ice, August-General-In-Iron Rocket Red, Vixen and a new unkown heroine. Batman will be a member of both teams.
In the comics two different Flashes, Barry Allen and his nephew Wally West served as members of the Justice League, and the original Flash Jay Garrick as a member briefly and is a member of the Justice Society. However, Bart Allen as Impulse was a member of the superhero team Young Justice and later the Teen Titans under the mantle of Kid Flash (as the Flash, Bart was not a member of any teams) but there is some fan speculation that Bart Allen is actually Barry Allen. Victor Stone has been a long time member of the Teen Titans, and is now a member of the new Justice League of America. Dinah Lance (post-crisis and pre-Infinite Crisis) and Arthur are both founding members of the team as well as John Jones. Green Arrow was a major Justice League member in the Silver Age as well as funding the team in post crisis, and will join a Justice League splinter team. Chloe's role in the team is similar to that of Oracle for the Batman "Family" members.
- This is the first team of superheroes who have appeared on Smallville, the second was the Legion of Super-Heroes from the 31st century, and the third was the Justice Society of America, a superhero group from the past.
- Although it has not been officially stated that their team name is the Justice League, although on many of the computer screens at Watchtower their logo appears to have a JLA in it which appear since Season Nine's Savior.
- Due to the situation of Oliver Queen's superhero team taking a pro-active role in crime-fighting, as well as their status as vigilantes or criminals in the eyes of the law, as well as many others, the team more closely resembles the comics' team The Outsiders rather than the Justice League, especially considering Clark's disagreement with many of their crime-fighting practices and his refusal to officially join the group untill recently. Also, considering the current lineup of the team, they have more in common with the type of heroes generally recruited for The Outsiders. The biggest thing that separates The Justice League from Queen's team is, of course, the absence of founding members Batman and Wonder Woman from their ranks.
- All the members of the Justice League on Smallville have been members (past or present) in the comics minus Bart Allen/Impulse.
- Absolute Justice marks the first JLA/JSA team-up. In the comics, they JLA and the JSA have made it an annual event to team-up with each other. Although, they sometimes get thrown on the same missions by fate itself.
- Clark, Chloe, and Oliver can be considered Smallville's "Trinity". Oliver and Chloe are Clark's cloest friend's and associates and out of everyone else in the League, Clark, Chloe, and Oliver have worked together for the longest.
- Lois can be credited with helping to finish the team's name. She refered to them as the League in the last few episodes of the series.
- The original Justice League first appeared in The Brave and the Bold #28 (1960), and consisted of members Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman, Flash, Green Lantern, Aquaman, and the Martian Manhunter.
- In the comics, Amanda Waller and Maxwell Lord have a long history with the Justice League of America.
- Season Ten's Patriot marks the first time that Lois Lane has ever been a member of the Justice League in any form.
- Hawkman/Carter Hall (the leader of the Justice Society of America) was an original JSA member in the comics. The character should not be confused with the decades-later Hawkman/Katar Hol, who was in the later JLA from its inception. These two characters have always been kept separate in DC Comics continuity until recently in Geoff Johns' Return of Hawkman story arc where Carter Hall and Katar Hol have been revealed to be the same, one being from a past life.
- Martian Manhunter, although not well known, has been a major JLA member in the past. He has been in every JLA lineup with the exception of the current League. Martian Manhunter was one of the main characters in Cartoon Network's Justice League and Justice League Unlimited. He was also the leader of the JLA in an unsuccessful 1997 TV-pilot Justice League of America.
- Actor Phil Morris (John Jones) has stated in an interview that he wishes for Martian Manhunter to step up and become the leader of the team. 
- Season Six: Justice
- Season Seven: Siren
- Season Eight: Odyssey, Hex, Doomsday
- Season Nine: Savior, Absolute Justice, Part 1, Absolute Justice, Part 2, Checkmate, Salvation
- Season Ten: Isis, Ambush, Patriot, Luthor, Icarus, Collateral, Prophecy
- Season Eleven: Haunted, Effigy
- Clark: Impulse, Aquaman, Cyborg, Green Arrow, what do you guys call your team?
- Bart: I dunno, I've been thinkin', you know? We need something cool, we need something like, uh... like--
- Oliver: I was thinking about something with the word "justice" in it. After all, that's what Lex is going a get a big dose of.
- Season Six, Justice
- Oliver: This isn't the end of the story, Clark. It's just the beginning. Come on, boys. Let's go save the world.
- Season Six, Justice
- John: Because there are a few that now know that when there is justice; there can be no doom.
- Justice and Doom
- Dinah: (walks onto roof of Daily Planet, where Clark and Oliver are waiting) Hey. Thanks for coming. I guess I need to eat a little crow huh. Is it too late to ask for an apology?
- Clark: Apology accepted. Assuming you stop moonlighting for Lex.
- Dinah: That won't be a problem, I've decided to hang up my fishnets. I think I was a little out of my league, I'll just sticking to being the Word of Justice. At least I can't hurt anyone over the airwaves.
- Oliver: Well as long as they're not subsonic. Still, I gotta say umm... it kinda seems like a a waste.
- Clark: Besides Oliver and his boys could always use a den mother.
- Oliver: It's true.
- Dinah: I'm really not much of a team player.
- Oliver: Really? That's perfect, you're gonna fit right in.
- Dinah: (nods)
- Season Seven, Siren
- Computer: Aquaman Online, Canary Online, Cyborg Online, Impulse Online.
- Oliver: Arrow Online.
- Chloe: Watchtower is officially online... let's get to work.
- Season Eight, Hex
- Oliver: You've been doing a hell of a job keeping the world safe, Clark; I'm here to help you now.
- Season Nine, Roulette
- Justice League on Wikipedia
- Justice League (Smallville) on Wikipedia
- Justice League on DC database
- Justice League on Wikia DC Animated Universe
- Justice League on Young Justice Wikia
- Justice League of America on Superman Wikia
- Justice League of America on Super Friends Wikia
- Justice League of America on Batman: the Brave and the Bold Wikia
- Justice League - DC Comics
- Justice League on Film.com interview with writer/director Steven S. DeKnight about the making of this episode.
- Compiled comics videos hosted on the OSCK blog.
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