Justice League Unlimited

A Better World (2)

Season 2, Ep 12, Aired 11/1/03
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  • Episode Description
  • The Justice League must escape from their imprisonment at the hands of the Justice Lords and defeat their counterparts with the help of an unlikely ally.

  • Cast & Crew
  • George Newbern

    Superman/Clark Kent/Kal-El

  • Maria Canals

    Hawkgirl/Shayera Hol

  • Carl Lumbly

    Martian Manhunter/J'onn J'onzz

  • Kevin Conroy

    Batman/Bruce Wayne

  • Susan Eisenberg

    Wonder Woman/Diana

  • Fan Reviews (5)
  • The Justice League go head to head with the Justice Lords.

    By question76, Mar 22, 2007

  • The Justice League escapes from their imprisonment and organize a plan to return to their own dimension and defeat their counterparts.

    By RAFAELJOSE04, Feb 25, 2007

  • How a single event can change things.

    By princeszkathy, Feb 22, 2007

  • awesome

    By bocat, Sep 25, 2005

  • great episode.

    By JLUmember1, Aug 18, 2005

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (10)

    • Superman Robot: You must be stopped. Green Lantern: A robot? Superman: I built mine to take over for me when I had to be away. (more robots walk in) Green Lantern: Looks like the other guy had the same idea... in spades!

    • Batman: They'd love it here, don't you think? Alternate Batman: Who? Batman: Mom and Dad, they'd be so proud of you. Alternate Batman: Just drive.

    • Batman: You grabbed power. Alternate Batman: And with that power, we created a world where no 8-year-old boy will ever lose his parents... because of some punk with a gun. Batman: You win.

    • Superman: Wait here - you're dead, remember? Flash: Hey, the costumes'll tip them off anyway... Wonder Woman: We'll just say it's a fashion choice.

    • Batman: You've thought of everything. Alternate Batman: No - just everything you'll ever think of.

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    Notes (3)

    • On Toonami in the UK, this is the finale of season two.

    • At least three Batman villains, the Riddler, Two-Face and the Ventriloquist (with his dummy - note the lobotomy holes) are also present in nonspeaking roles. The one with the mustache may be Deadshot, although he has never been identified without a mask in any animated series.

    • Diane Pershing and Mark Hamill reprise their Batman: The Animated Series roles of Poison Ivy and the Joker.

    Trivia (11)

    • When Superman and Flash are walking out of the room in the last couple minutes, they walk towards what, given how perspective works, should be a 2 inch tall flag. However, when Superman arrives at it, it's just as tall as he is.

    • Hawkgirl's wings are what enable her to fly, so does that mean Lorder Hawkgirl, after being shot by the power disruptor, can still fly or have her wings just become useless?

    • When the League needs entrance to the medical room at Arkham, Joker asks for a password. Martian Manhunter reads his mind and telepathically tells Superman the password. Supes says it aloud but the Joker states that Wonder Woman was supposed to say it. Why could Martian Manhunter not pick that up when he was reading the Joker's mind?

    • Where does the alternate-Batman swing down from at Arkham? Judging from the direction he comes from and where the line seems to be positioned, he seems to be swinging in from a point above and in front of the main building and several stories higher...but in the opening shots we see there's nothing there.

    • How does Lex know which J'onn to blast? They've both shape-shifted into roughly the same form, and the J'onn that circles around after Lex blasts GL doesn't look that hostile toward Lex. Yes, they look different but how does Lex know the evil J'onn has particular differences? (Lex might not care too much, but his pardon does hinge on being sure not to hurt the good guys.)

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    Allusions (4)

    • Superman righting the flag Referencing Christopher Reeve's character doing the same thing at the end of the second Superman movie.

    • Batcave During the Batman vs. Batman scene in the Batcave, the Nightwing, Batgirl, and Robin costumes are all hung up, just like they were in Batman Beyond. In the other DC animated series (editor's note: which may not necessarily be part of the Justice League setting) Nightwing is a solo fighter, Batgirl is Batman's Gotham City partner, and Robin is the leader of the Teen Titans. So in the Justice Lords reality, this could mean one of two things; The Three could be back to working for Batman, or Batman could have forced the three into early retirement as a form of protection.

    • Green Lantern: Come on, Jiminy!
      The Green Lantern calls the Flash 'Jiminy' because he said he must be the conscience of the League. GL was referring to Jiminy Cricket, a cartoon character who originally appeared in the1940 Disney's adaptation of Carlo Collodi's Pinocchio. He acted as Pinocchio's self-appointed conscience and a comic foil who accompanied him on his adventures -- just like the Flash.

    • Batman: 91939 - It's the numbers I use.
      Batman's code numbers appear to be an in-joke reference to the date September 1939 (i.e., 9 - 1939, or 9/1939). That would be the cover date of Detective Comics #28 - the issue where Batman's origin appeared.

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