Best Quotes from The Justice League Animated Series
DC Comics has released many fantastic animated shows, from Batman: The Animated Series to Justice League Unlimited.
The shows are all extremely memorable and offer a unique glimpse into the hearts and minds of our favorites heroes. These shows never talked down to their audience, and instead gave us drama, comedy, and wisdom to grow and to learn alongside the characters. They mixed humor and heart with heroics, creating an engaging and enduring experience in the world of our favorite DC Comics characters.
So brush off your capes, put on your super suits, and get ready. Here are some of the best quotes from the Justice League Animated Series.
The Flash Shows Compassion
The Flash: Dude, as soon as you finish your drink, turn yourself in!
The Trickster: Got me again, Flash!
Batman and the other heroes might not have much patience for these criminals, but ironically, the fastest man in the world seems to have a lot of patience and faith in the criminals of Central City.
The Flash sits down for heart to heart with The Trickster, and takes personal interest in his mental health. He even promises to visit him in the hospital so they can play a game of darts together!
This moment shows the true power of the Justice League and The Flash — compassion. A rare and incredible power to have.
Luthor’s Master Plans
Lex Luthor: That’s right, conspiracy buff… I spent 75 million dollars on a fake presidential campaign. All just to tick Superman off.
In this terrifying argument between Lex Luthor and The Question, Lex reveals just a small portion of his devious plans to faceless hero. And his massive presidential campaign? It was all just a distraction from his greater schemes.
Lex Luthor is always a step ahead of the heroes, perhaps from paranoia, or perhaps from sheer genius. And while The Question is one of the greatest detectives of all, it seems that even he had no idea what Lex was really up to. This chilling quote reveals how petty Lex will be just to claim even the smallest of victories.
Child: Can I have your autograph?
Booster Gold: Of course you can!
Child: I thought you were Green Lantern…
Booster Gold is a hero from the future who knows more about the modern day timeline than nearly anyone else, except for maybe the Reverse Flash! In this moment, he announces his arrival to his past and our modern day — and yet no one seems to care at all.
The DC Comics animated shows always knew when it needed punches and always knew when it needed punchlines. With someone as lighthearted as Booster Gold, there was always bound to be some good comedy.
A Singular Incident
Green Arrow: Don’t listen to this guy, everything’s conspiracies with him.
The Question: Not “conspiracies”. Conspiracy. Singular.
The Question is an ever-suspicious character. He’s always focused on work, and always got his ear to the ground. In one of his earliest episodes, he even questions how good Superman really is! It’s a bold entrance indeed, but his detective work always pays off.
In this scene, he points to the fact that everything is connected through one single conspiracy, and he proves to be right! By the end of the show, we find that all roads lead to one terrible villain. It really is just one singular conspiracy.
Secret Identities Do Work!
Lex Luthor as The Flash: If nothing else I can at least learn The Flash’s identity…. I have no idea who this is.
In a particularly zany episode, The Flash and Lex Luthor switch bodies. That leaves Wally West in the body of one of the most sinister villains of all time, just before a massive meeting with other villains, and Lex Luthor in the mind of one of the founding members of the Justice League.
He’s disoriented, but always an opportunist, so Luthor tries to discover The Flash’s secret identity — to no avail. He removes his mask, but doesn’t recognize the man’s face. Another hysterical moment.
Batman Sings the Blues
Batman: Am I blue? Am I blue? Ain’t these tears in my eyes telling you?
In a fantastic moment that seems both hilarious and dramatic and emotional all at once, a sorceress forces Batman to trade something. Something precious. Something he’s worked very hard to conceal. Something when gone, he can never regain. Something soul-shattering… a performance.
In an uncharacteristically vulnerable moment, Batman sings his heart out in front of an audience. He sings his song of sadness beautifully.
Superman Vs. Darkseid
Superman: Batman won’t quit as long as he can still draw a breath. None of my team mates will. Me? I’ve got a different problem. 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. 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.
This is a quote from the final episode of Justice League Unlimited that showcases why Superman is truly the leader of the Justice League. He has faith in all his teammates. He has faith that they will never give up fighting, and it shows how strong the Justice League really is.
But more than that, we finally get to see how powerful and how intimidating Superman can truly be as he lets loose on Darkseid himself. This scene is a chilling and thrilling way to close the series.
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