Young Justice

Cartoon Network (ended 2013)
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  • Episode Guide
  • S 2 : Ep 20


    Aired 3/16/13

  • S 2 : Ep 19


    Aired 3/9/13

  • S 2 : Ep 18


    Aired 3/2/13

  • S 2 : Ep 17

    The Hunt

    Aired 2/23/13

  • S 2 : Ep 16


    Aired 2/16/13

  • Cast & Crew
  • Stephanie Nicole Lemelin


  • Jesse McCartney


  • Danica McKellar

    Miss Martian

  • Nolan North


  • Khary Payton


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  • show Description
  • Don't call them sidekicks! Young Justice follows the adventures of the teenaged superheroes Aqualad (the team leader, age 15 or 16), Robin (age 13), Kid Flash (age 15), Superboy (age 16 weeks), Miss Martian (age 16 in Martian years), and Artemis (age 15), who have finally gained independence from their leaders and the privilege to start their own covert operations team (of the very popular Justice League). The series is not based on the Young Justice comic series by DC Comics or any comic series in particular, but is simply based on various young heroes of the DC universe - who are sidekicks and protégés of infamed adult DC superheroes (most of which make up the Justice League). Set in Earth 16, the show focuses on the heroes trying to use their powers and abilities to fight crime on their own and make a name for themselves while trying to handle their adolescent years at the same time. Batman takes on the role of the team's mentor and mission deployer, Red Tornado is the team supervisor, and Black Canary is the young heroes' combat trainer. As the series progresses, the main team's roster is expected to change as characters die, quit the team, and join the team.moreless

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  • Quotes (229)

    • The Flash: Stealing ice? Seriously? Isn't that a big cliché even for Captain Cold?

    • Aqualad: Glad we're all here. Kid Flash: Have all four sidekicks ever been in the same place at the same time? Speedy: Don't call us sidekicks. Not after today. Kid Flash: Sorry. First time at the Hall. I'm a little overwhelmed. Robin: You're overwhelmed, Freeze was underwhelmed; Why isn't anyone ever just whelmed? (they enter the Hall of Justice, seeing giant gold statues of the League) Oh. Maybe that's why.

    • Mr. Freeze: The Boy Wonder. The Bat sent you to drag me off to prison. Frankly, I'm underwhelmed. Robin: Great, but I'm kinda in a hurry here. Mr. Freeze: Kids. Always in such a rush. I prefer to preserve these moments... forever. Robin: I'm not talking to you. (Batman swings in)

    • Male Tourist: Is that Batman? Female Tourist: I see Flash and Flash Jr. Male Tourist: Isn't his name Speedy? Kid Tourist: No, Speedy's Green Arrow's sidekick. Male Tourist: Well, that makes no sense.

    • Fireman: It's whats-his-name. Flash Boy! Kid Flash: Kid Flash! Why is that so hard?

    • Robin: Okay, I'm officially whelmed.

    • Robin: I disabled the door, we're safe. Aqualad: We're trapped.

    • Batman: Is that what I think it is? Kid Flash: He doesn't like being called an "it".

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    Notes (96)

    • The episode won an Emmy Award for Outstanding Individual in Animation - Character Design.

    • Character bios: Robin, Kid Flash, Aqualad, Superboy, Speedy, Batman, Aquaman, Green Arrow, Flash, Captain Cold, Dubbilex, Guardian

    • When this episode premiered, it aired as a two-part "feature movie" along with Part 2 immediately following, and no credit breaks.

    • Bruce Greenwood previously played Batman in the DC animated direct-to-video movie, Under the Red Hood (2010).

    • Villains appearing without dialogue: Killer Frost, Captain Cold

    • Character bios: Blockbuster, Miss Martian

    • When this episode premiered, it aired as a two-part "feature movie" along with Part 1 immediately preceding, and no credit breaks. When it was repeated in its original timeslot, it was titled "Fireworks."

    • Heroes appearing without dialogue: Red Tornado, Captain Marvel, J'onn J'onzz, Zatara, Captain Atom, Hawkman, Wonder Woman, Hawkwoman, Green Lantern (Hal Jordan), Green Lantern (John Stewart), Black Canary and Green Arrow.

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    Trivia (36)

    • The elevator buttons, which were triangular-shaped at first, changed into round ones when Robin was reading information about the elevator.

    • During the fight between Superboy and the three heroes, the test chamber and a glass pillar beside it were damaged when Superboy and Kid Flash crashed into them respectively. However, both objects were later fixed back to their original shapes.

    • While Aqualad is making his way up the Cadmus building, the firefighter at the fire engine ladder appeared to be spraying water much below the building windows, hence the fire source itself.

    • When a scanning device was extended to scan the Justice League members, you can see that in the first shot, a wire is attached to the device. However, in the next shot, the wire disappears.

    • At the bird-eye view of Star City, you can see that the bridge is a two-way road. But just before Icicle attacked the bridge, all vehicles appear to be driving along the same direction from both sides.

    • Although Aqualad, Robin and Kid Flash were at the top level of the elevator at first, when Robin went up to it, there is a button to go "up."

    • As the Robin descends down the elevator, the level numbers on the elevator door do not match with those on its adjacent walls at the same level.

    • At the Hall of Justice library, you can see five sofas on its right wing. The number would change to three as Kid Flash, Robin and Aqualad take their seats, change to six as Speedy leaves the Hall, before reverting back to five after the Justice League members have left.

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    Allusions (19)

    • Guardian: Doc, these aren't your typical meddling kids. Referencing the various Scooby Doo animated television series, starting with Scooby Doo, Where Are You! (1969). Typically, the villain at the end announces something along the lines of, "And I would have gotten away with it, too, if it wasn't for those meddling kids!" Warner Brothers produces Scooby Doo, as well as Young Justice.

    • Kid Flash: It looks like you can still leap tall buildings in a single bound. This is an allusion to the well known description of Superman's powers in the radio serials and Max Fleischer animated shorts of the 1940s, as well as the TV series of the 1950s. ("Faster than a speeding bullet, more powerful than a locomotive, able to leap tall buildings in a single bound!")

    • Kid Flash: Come and get me, you Incredible Bulk! This is referencing the Marvel comic book character created by Stan Lee and Jack Kirby, first appearing in The Incredible Hulk #1 (May 1962). Scientist Bruce Banner is exposed to gamma radiation and under emotional stress transforms into a super-strong green behemoth known as the Hulk. The character has gone through various incarnations over the years, spawned a live-action TV show and various animated shows, and feature movies.

    • Superboy: No capes, no tights. No offense. This quote is a reference to 'No tights, no flights', a rule imposed by producers of Smallville. This rule does not allow the TV character Clark Kent to wear his trademark Superman outfit, nor have the ability to fly.

    • L-1: Once is happenstance. Twice is coincidence. But three times is enemy action. The villain quotes from Ian Fleming's 1959 novel Goldfinger. According to the villain, Auric Goldfinger, it is a saying in Chicago used by mobsters, but Fleming created it out of whole cloth. The quote is also used in the 1964 movie.

    • Artemis: Whatever, Baywatch, I'm here to stay. Referencing the popular TV series about the adventures of a group of lifeguards who not only saved drowning victims but dealt with criminals, earthquakes, shark attacks, and every possible calamity that could possibly happen on or near a beach.

    • Cheshire: So like the Cheshire Cat, I'll just disappear. Referencing the Lewis Carroll creation from Alice in Wonderland--an enigmatic cat that disappears leaving only his smile.

    • Kid Flash: Parameters? We don't need no stinkin' parameters.
      Referencing the famous and misquoted line, "Badges? We don't need no stinkin' badges!" from The Treasure of Sierra Madre, both the novel (1927) and movie (1947). The line from the movie is actually, "Badges? We ain't got no badges. We don't need no badges! I don't have to show you any stinkin' badges!" The variation and subsequent popular condensation comes from Blazing Saddles (1974).

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  • Fan Reviews (83)
  • Overrated, but decent show.

    By TheGoldenAge1, Sep 17, 2015

  • Overrated and Uninteresting

    By btimmfan, Aug 19, 2015


    By Raven729, Feb 16, 2015

  • Season1, season 2 and please bring back season 3

    By Trentrob, Oct 29, 2014

  • Season 2

    By Questionmarc99, Jun 05, 2012

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