The roles of each member of the New 52 Justice League

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#1 Posted by MasterAction (1042 posts) - - Show Bio

Hi all :) wanted to start a thread that looks in detail at each of the 7 members of the New 52 Justice League's particular niche/role in the team. Detailed explanations would be awesome! So without further ado let's jump in and examine what Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman, Flash, Green Lantern, Aquaman and Cyborg individually bring to the team!

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#2 Posted by EmperorJosh (104 posts) - - Show Bio

Honestly, I think that there could be better choices for the main Justice League. While I love that cyborg is now in the team,(because God knows they needed a racial difference on the team) he is honestly not needed and him like many others the same. Anyways though, I'm not answering the question...

  • Superman: everything, lowkey, Superman is the Justice League.
  • Batman: A level head if nothing else, though I think its important to know that he not properly utilized on the team at all. Batman should definitely leave.
  • Cyborg: Technical abilities, strength
  • Flash: Speed
  • Wonder Woman: She brings a migraine to everyone she comes in contact with
  • Aquaman: Highly underrated character in my opinion, excluding the Green Lantern, Aquaman has a little of everyone in him. Fighting skills, smarts, strength, and speed
  • Green Lantern: Picks up the slack and can handle basically whatever the others can't.
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#3 Posted by Captain13 (4769 posts) - - Show Bio

@EmperorJosh: Good post. Agreed.

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#4 Posted by Gambit1024 (10217 posts) - - Show Bio
  • Superman- Team leader, good public image, jack of all trades
  • Batman- Team strategist, money, tech
  • Wonder Woman- Warrior's spirit, feminine touch
  • Green Lantern- Team instigator, wields the supposed "most powerful weapon in the universe"
  • Flash- Level-headed, team speedster, keeps peace
  • Aquaman- King of 2/3's of the earth, money, Atlantean tech
  • Cyborg- Tech, transportation
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#5 Posted by xblah_blahx (2893 posts) - - Show Bio

I thought I read somewhere that Batman was the team leader of the New 52 justice league.

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#6 Posted by comicfan11 (1419 posts) - - Show Bio
  • Superman: Primary Powerhouse (Strength, Speed, Durability, Flight, Freeze Breath, Eye Beams, Extra Senses, Deus X Machina Factor), he is seen as the "best" by the public and his peers (though it's still early for DCnU)
  • Batman: Tech, Inteligense, Planning, Leadership, h2h skills, detective skills, funding
  • Cyborg: Tech, Transportation, Instant Information, Long Range Firepower
  • Flash: Speed, Time Travel Experience, Invastigative Experience (via Keystone City PD training)
  • Wonder Woman: Secondary Powerhouse (Strength, Speed, Durability, Flight), Olympian Weaponry , Warrior Training
  • Aquaman: Secondary Powerhouse (Strength, Speed, Durability, Leaping), Telepathy, Major Damage Dealer (Trident), Atlantean Army & Weaponry, Leadership, Warrior Training
  • Green Lantern: Primary Powerhouse, Primary Energy Manipulator, Shields & Transportation, Cosmic Knowledge & Information (via GL corps)
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#7 Posted by Press Oblivion (1719 posts) - - Show Bio

@EmperorJosh said:

  • Wonder Woman: She brings a migraine to everyone she comes in contact with

Awe . . . come on now.

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#8 Posted by Avenging-X-Bolt (17939 posts) - - Show Bio

Superman-Primary powerhouse,current team soul

Batman-team leader, strategist, writer's whipping boy

Wonder Woman-team berserker,feminine touch, supernatural expert

Green Lantern-team instigator,wild card, cosmic expert

Aquaman-secondary powerhouse, second in command

Flash-team speedster, team heart,

Cyborg-tech,transportation

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#9 Posted by SUNMAN (8588 posts) - - Show Bio

I actually see Cyborg's biggest role being communication and research. Boom Tubes are a perk. But everyone but Batman and Aquaman can fly or move at high speeds anyway.

For Batman I think being the master detective is his most important archetype. He's also god at everything else, but the detective is the most essential.

Wonder Woman is less a supernatura lexpert than a greek mythology expert to me.

Flash is the speedster, he does that to the max and has to be the fastest.

And Superman despite all his abilities really is the strongest and toughest. I mean yeah he is one of the earliest heroes and is the paragon for which all other comic heroes are measured against, but as for his role on the team he is really the strongest.

Green Lantern is hard to peg. He has the most potential and his ring is unquantifiable versatile. As for his role on the team he's a powerful hero, but he's been primarily comic relief in this book so far.

That about covers everything that wasn't mentioned. I think everyone else pretty much nailed it.

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#10 Posted by jphulk26 (2370 posts) - - Show Bio

Its a crap team the chemistry is all fucked up

Superman - Is The new JL

Batman - Can´t do anything accept get insulted by GL

Wonder Woman - Watered down version of former self and now can truly be called the female Superman

Cyborg - Steals Batman´s position

Green Lantern - geoff johns sexual addiction (No geoff he´s never going to be as liked as Superman or Batman so just drop it)

Aquaman - A fish, can we drop him already. MMH is much better.

Flash - Boring thanks to Geoffs sexual addiction to GL. Cause GL has to be the funny one, right?

@SUNMAN: @Press Oblivion: @comicfan11: @comicfan11: @MasterAction:

Here´s an idea, bring back the team from the animated series. They are the best JL team ever, all the parts worked, just flesh out the characters more and drop Hawk Girl.

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#11 Posted by darkman61288 (972 posts) - - Show Bio

@jphulk26 said:

Its a crap team the chemistry is all fucked up

Superman - Is The new JL

Batman - Can´t do anything accept get insulted by GL

Wonder Woman - Watered down version of former self and now can truly be called the female Superman

Cyborg - Steals Batman´s position

Green Lantern - geoff johns sexual addiction (No geoff he´s never going to be as liked as Superman or Batman so just drop it)

Aquaman - A fish, can we drop him already. MMH is much better.

Flash - Boring thanks to Geoffs sexual addiction to GL. Cause GL has to be the funny one, right?

@SUNMAN: @Press Oblivion: @comicfan11: @comicfan11: @MasterAction:

Here´s an idea, bring back the team from the animated series. They are the best JL team ever, all the parts worked, just flesh out the characters more and drop Hawk Girl.

I agree but have a better Idea Bruce Timm is the new Chief Creative Officer

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#12 Posted by comicfan11 (1419 posts) - - Show Bio

@jphulk26: I disagree.

Morisson's JLA was the best JL ever, and Hawkgirl has no place on the team if it means taking the place of either Aquaman or Martian Manhunter.

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#13 Posted by EmperorJosh (104 posts) - - Show Bio

@Press Oblivion: You dont agree? lol & @Captain13: Thanks bruh

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#14 Posted by garougrem (103 posts) - - Show Bio

I like what you said there with Aquaman having a little bit of everyone in him. That is precise! and with telepathy, a lil' bit of John as well :D

Durability to withstand falling from an airplane, machine gun fire, speed to avoid bullets and swim at mach 10, telepathy, night vision, etc.. seriously, dude's a powerhouse.

Going back to the topic at hand, i still remain lukewarm with 52JL. I really think that there are much more and better stories to tell, feats to show..

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#15 Posted by EmperorJosh (104 posts) - - Show Bio

@batman_begins thanks man, and you're right on both points. Aquaman was highly underrated for the longest time and it was the most annoying thing in the world. I first fell in love with him and the martian Manhunter when they had to hold off the Injustice League in JLA Earth 2, and they did it almost single handedly. Amazing and it truley showed their power and abilities.

Further more, the whole story with Darkseid just fell flat to me. The Throne of Atlantis was much better, but I think that Johns could tap into something deep, but he just can't or doesnt.

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#17 Posted by SoA (6246 posts) - - Show Bio

Superman - muscle and the ultimate back-up

Batman- the brains and adds the whole im-better-because im-not-a-demigod factor

Wonder Woman- Female factor

Flash- should be the first to respond in a crisis

Green Lantern- near limitless power and abilities great to have in a fight/battle

Cyborg- transport , only non-white member very important for pr reasons

Aquaman- he got a trident

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#19 Edited by Avenging-X-Bolt (17939 posts) - - Show Bio

@thegodamnbatman: I like Cyborg but this thread is clearly talking about the classic big seven which Cyborg is not a part of.

Edit:forgot to check the title of the thread when I replied to this.

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