Justice League Unlimited

Hawk and Dove

Season 3, Ep 4, Aired 8/21/04
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  • Episode Description
  • Two superhero brothers, Dove (a pacifist) and Hawk (an aggressive fighter), join Wonder Woman to stop a civil war in Kaznia, but it turns out that the war is being instigated by the Greek god Ares as part of his plan to spread misery and conflict.

  • Cast & Crew
  • Jason Hervey


  • Michael York

    Ares/Mr. Sera

  • Edward Asner


  • Patrick Bauchau

    Kaznian Monk/Ares

  • Ed O'Ross

    General Olanic

  • Fan Reviews (7)
  • War and Peace

    By Gislef, Jun 04, 2005

  • It's a wonder this episode worked at all...

    By MovieMark, Dec 18, 2008

  • In this episode of JLU, Hawk and Dove help Wonderwoman fight in a civil war.

    By Kantokid, May 31, 2007

  • this wasn't my favorite episode but it was good.

    By JLU51306, Jan 26, 2007

  • The God of Chaos unleashes an unstoppable suit of armer. Crap. Wonder Woman and Hawk get tossed around a lot. Crap X2. Dove pwns without moving a muscle. Now THAT is skill.

    By sailorbx, Nov 13, 2006

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (10)

    • (Dove armlocks a thug) Dove: Now, how about'cha calm down, and I'll let ya go? Thug: How about you kiss my (Dove tightens his hold)...aagh!

    • Dove: You see, doesn't this prove exactly what I've been saying for years? Hawk: Couldn't tell you – I do my best not to listen. Dove: What?!?

    • Hephaestus: Patience, brother. You know how much I care about the details. Ares: It doesn't have to be pretty, Hephaestus. Where it's going things aren't supposed to be pretty.

    • Ares: But I'll be back and sooner than you think. Wherever there's prejudice, ignorance, inequality, I'll be there. Wonder Woman: And I'll be waiting.

    • Hephaestus: (to Wonder Woman) Come back when you have more time-–I'll let that suit out a little.

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    Notes (6)

    • This episode along with "Initiation" and "Kid Stuff" was released on DVD as Justice League Unlimited: Saving The World.

    • Character bios: Hawk & Dove, Ares

    • The teaming of Hawk & Dove with Wonder Woman appears to be an allusion to the New, Original Wonder Woman TV movie, which featured the opening dialogue: "Make a hawk a dove, stop a war with love..."

    • Michael York voices a similar character in one Superman: The Animated Series episode. In "Tools of the Trade" he played Kanto, one of Darkseid's minions, and just like Ares, he "descended" to Earth bearing "gifts" with second intentions.

    • Only Leaguers Wonder Woman, J'onn J'onzz, Hawk, and Dove appear in this episode.

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    Trivia (2)

    • Trivia: Princess Audri of Kaznia from the second season episode "Maid of Honor" is mentioned.

    • Trivia: Ares uses the "mortal" name Sera, which is Ares spelled backwards.

    Allusions (7)

    • Annihilator Although there is no creature or mechanism specifically like the Annihilator in the DC universe going by that name, in appearance the Annihilator looks a great deal like Monarch. Monarch was a major super-villain who appeared in the Armageddon mini-series and crossover event, and turned out to be Hawk turned evil.

    • Ares: You said "Come back Tuesday."
      In the episode, Ares mentions that Hephaestus told him to return on Tuesday. In Romantic languages, Tuesday is named after Mars, Ares' Roman name.

    • Hawk: (to Dove) And another thing, don't go all Gandhi on me and think you can pull this every time!
      Mahatma Gandhi was the most prominent advocate of Satyagraha, the philosophy of non-violent resistance as a means of revolution. Gandhi employed this way of protest to bring an end to the British Raj. Hawk is pro-violence, and Dove is not – thus the comparison.

    • Hephaestus: I do leave a small weakness in each of my creations – an Achilles' heel, if you will.
      In Greek mythology, Achilles was the son of Peleus and Thetis. Thetis held Achilles by his heel and dipped him in the magic river Styx to make him invincible. His only weakness was the heel that was not immersed in the river. Achilles was killed by being shot to the heel with a poisoned arrow. Therefore, the expression "Achilles' heel" became to designate something's or someone's weakness or vulnerable spot.

    • The Annihilator:
      The Annihilator bears a strong resemblence to Marvel Comics' Destroyer, another suit of living armor with vast destructive capabilities, which first appeared battling the mighty Thor, Norse god of Thunder, in Journey Into Mystery #118. The Destroyer was created at the order of Odin, All-Father and ruler of the gods of Norse mythology as a defense against immensely powerful foes. Despite its intent as a defensive measure, the Destroyer has often been used as a weapon against both the Norse Gods and humanity. The Annihilator bears a striking resemblance to a streamlined, "modern" version of the Destroyer armor, especially the "grille" on the faceplate. The primary difference between the two is that the Destroyer requires the soul of a sentient being to animate it, as opposed to Ares simply bestowing life upon the Annihilator.

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