From the emotionally-stunted Batman pulling out an envelope with cash and sheepishly admitting that it's his birthday present because he couldn't think of anything else, to Diana angrily calling Bruce out on that, it's a very fun moment of normalcy for these characters that still highlights their larger-than-life status. They really seemed to ignore a lot of their adult audience I think. This episode also marks the return of Cheetah, which is a fun bit. Banishing all adults to this shadow realm. Kal-El's hallucinatory daughter is also written out. But he is happy in whatever dream he's in, and as we see with both Superman and Wonder Woman barely able to take on Mongul, he is a threat.
I'm a big fan of the weird super-mommy complex that Morgaine has. Well, what should we do? Together, these fearless fighters are the Justice League Unlimited. Even me, his own mother. Hey, little guy, it's okay. Project Cadmus revives Galatea and the Ultimen and points them towards the League. Batman, with Zatanna, must find a way to change Wonder Woman back. It's a brutal fight, with Diana herself being a force of nature, but Mongul himself doesn't pull any punches.
Complete your English assignments then read pages six to 40 in your math books. He is therefore pulled to the rebuilt, and much larger, Watchtower by teleport. I don't like where this is going. But what can we do? As the Black Mercy gets pulled off Superman by Batman, holes start appearing in the hallucinatory Krypton. You've been saying stuff like that for, like, centuries.
The writing is up to snuff, especially considering that they weren't shooting for the gravitas of the two previously mentioned Justice League finales. Mommy's going to take good care of you from now on. The little cheat loophole that turns Mordred back into an adult is hilarious, but apparently Mordred breaks one of his mother's enchantments -- Mordred still has immortality, but he has lost the eternal youth spell, meaning that, yeah, he's going to live forever, but he'll never stop aging. What are you laughing at, Precious? More awesome is Superman's single word filled with anger, hate and the promises of ass-kicking. Bet the little punk's in there.
It's actually far more heartbreaking for Superman in this version of the story, as it cuts out all the political and ideological problems on the comics' version of the Krypton hallucination, making this truly paradise for Kal-El. Project Cadmus, which deals in genetic engineering, is the government's first line of defense should the Justice League go rogue. We're stuck here, aren't we? It's fun to see how little some of them change as kids, with Green Lantern finally addressing a problem that has been simmering in the back of my mind for two seasons of Justice League, which is that he has no creativity when using his power ring. Batman, the apex of normal humankind, a billionaire, a genius, a master combatant and strategist. Alan Moore, quite tellingly, allows himself to be credited in this episode when many other adaptations of his work, such as Watchmen and V For Vendetta, are not allowed by the author to have his name in the credits.
Flash and J'onn sit this one out from the original lineup mostly because, well, Flash would still be 100% the same and J'onn's different culture would be hard to portray well on-screen. The spell only banishes adults. Following the harrowing closing events of Justice League Season Two, in which the team thwarts an alien invasion and suffers betrayal from a League member, the third season finds the League expanding its roster from the original seven to over 50 costumed heroes, thus meriting the title change to Justice League Unlimited. This better be worth it, Mother. The theme music and opening and closing sequences have been altered, but not gratingly so. An older Bruce Wayne reveals the street gang they fought together was enhanced by Chronos who led them to kill the rest of the League of that era.
In this eldritch dimension between worlds, Morgaine seeks out four members of the Justice League -- Batman, Superman, Wonder Woman and Green Lantern, turning the four of them into children so they can defeat Mordred. Ma-- A bargain is a bargain. Instead of the Justice League being turned into kids, however, the sidekicks banded together to defeat the demonic genie. The voice actors continue to lend gravitas to their animated roles. Come out of my castle. Noteworthy rookies are Green Arrow, Captain Atom, the Question, Black Canary, the Atom, Booster Gold, and Supergirl.
But to be the beacon of hope that Superman's two sets of parents raised him up to be? Now I'll take care of my kingly duty myself. But Marvel's naive, optimistic outlook constantly irks a disenchanted Superman, and this eventually results in a brutal, drag-down battle royale between the Man of Steel and the Big Red Cheese. Which brings the slightly dark undertone that, yeah, kid Bruce Wayne died that day in the alleyway, and Batman was born. And it actually arguably improves the story in a significant manner, where Kal-El is just a simple family man and still a farmer! Their ranks have diminished after fighting off an alien invasion and, with new dangers arising at an ever-increasing pace, the remaining crime fighters realize that protecting the entire world is going to take more technology and more manpower. The farmer occupation, his wife being a combination of Lois Lane and Lana Lang, Jor-El at one point speaking with Jonathan Kent's voice. These new episodes, while still occasionally showcasing the core members, tend to focus more on the new recruits.
Anatoli Knyazev, is another Batman villain. Luthor co-stars as the main catalyst for Superman's ire. Thought you could beat me in that piece of junk? On one hand, this is two episodes in a row that feature almost exclusively heroes from the original lineup even guest star Etrigan is an old recurring character. Shades of the Suicide Squad! Your girlfriend sure is bossy. Will you stop messing around? Face it, Precious, you like being a little mama's boy.