Justice League Unlimited

Season 1 Episode 9

Paradise Lost (2)

Aired Saturday 10:30 PM Jan 28, 2002 on Cartoon Network
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Episode Summary

The League fight to save Paradise Island and Wonder Woman's own mother from Felix Faust and Lord Hades.

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  • Wonder Woman feels homesick... oh wait i said that already

    So where were we? Superman and WW have just had a scrap (accidental) and have met up with Bats Flash and Johnn.

    It appears Faust is a powerful sorcerer who plans to open the gates of Tarturus (the pit of lost souls) and End The World. The League go back to Paradise Island, where Faust frees WW's mother - to use her as a ritual sacrifice for The Lord Hades. A fight ensues with The God of Hell but the League are victorious.

    another top-notch episode with some good Greek Mythology and some nicely animated scence. i loved this episode and watch it over..moreless
  • The Justice League must stop the sorcerer Felix Faust from using the artifacts to release the mad god Hades from the underworld and doom mankind.

    The Justice League must stop the sorcerer Felix Faust from using the artifacts to release the mad god Hades from the underworld and doom mankind. “Paradise Lost” never made my top five favorite episodes of the first season of the series but certainly has its moments. The episode effectively spotlights Wonder Woman and offers a plenty of emotion and action. Susan Eisenberg really showed off her voice talents here. Robert Englund (Nightmare on Elm’s Street), Susan Sullivan (Dharma & Greg) and John Rhys Davies (The Lord of the Rings Trilogy) provide the voices for Felix Faust, Queen Hippolyta and the god Hades. Flash’s wise-cracks and light-hearted attitude never seizes to amuse me. The battle between the Justice League and Hades’ army of the undead is my favorite scene in this episode. Seeing J’onn phase through the attacks and Batman throwing his explosive batarangs was quite cool. Overall, the animation was good but there are a few flaws including a rehashing from the STAS episode “Speed Demons”. The ending was moving and well played out.moreless
Kevin Conroy

Kevin Conroy

Batman/Bruce Wayne

Susan Eisenberg

Susan Eisenberg

Wonder Woman/Diana

Carl Lumbly

Carl Lumbly

Martian Manhunter/J'onn J'onzz

George Newbern

George Newbern

Superman/Clark Kent/Kal-El

Michael Rosenbaum

Michael Rosenbaum

Flash/Wally West

Robert Englund

Robert Englund

Felix Faust

Guest Star

John Rhys-Davies

John Rhys-Davies

Lord Hades

Guest Star

Andrea Romano (I)

Andrea Romano (I)

Amazon Officer

Guest Star

Susan Sullivan

Susan Sullivan


Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (7)

    • In part one, Wonder Woman enters the Athena Temple room from behind the throne but this time she enters through glass doors in the entrance that never existed previously.

    • When the Flash is dodging Faust's fireballs, (right after he says, "Now you see me, now you don't"), you can see reused footage of the Superman episode "Speed Demons" when the Flash strikes the Weather Wizard. The Flash's costume is noticeably brighter in the brief shot.

    • J'onn J'onzz seems somewhat selective in when he can use his powers. He phases through several of Faust's energy bolts, but apparently doesn't bother to phase through the plant-tentacles.

    • The ropes that bind Faust disappear a few seconds after he shakes them off.

    • Trivia: As the League are leaving the temple after defeating Faust and Ares, for some reason there is a statue of the Martian Manhunter amidst the crowd. His alien head is blocked by the arm of another statue, but his body and cape are obvious.

    • At the end of the episode, when the League is given the golden leaf halfcrowns (the Greco-Roman design), Flash puts his on backward (with the closed part on his forehead and the open part at the back of his head) and in the next clear shot of him it is on the right way (open part to the front).

    • When Hippolyta is exiling Diana, Diana's bracelets change from silver/grey to gold - look for it when Superman says, "She did this because she loves you."

  • QUOTES (10)

    • Wonder Woman: I hope I didn't hurt you
      Superman: Let's just say I'm glad we're usually on the same team.

    • (examining Faust's apartment)
      Flash: Where'd he get all this stuff? Warlocks-R-Us?

    • Batman: Don't touch that!
      (energy blast goes off)
      Flash: Oops.
      Batman: Don't touch anything. We don't know what kind of powers we're dealing with.
      (all the Leaguers quickly drop what they're holding)

    • Flash: Whoa – what's that smell?
      Wonder Woman: Don't ask.

    • Lord Hades: Do my eyes deceive me? Can it be my dearest Hippolyta, here to greet her lord and master on his triumphant return from…ah, but you know what I mean.

    • Faust: My lord, I've upheld my end of the bargain. I demand what you promised me.
      Lord Hades: Ah, yes. Ultimate knowledge. Ultimately, pain and suffering are all man will ever know.

    • Flash: (being chased by Hades' fire-breath) Whew! Get this guy a breath mint!

    • Lord Hades: You dare to challenge a god!

    • Wonder Woman: What did you ever see in (Hades)?
      Hippolyta: Ancient history.

    • Hippolyta: And for your brave assistance against the sorcerer Faust and the mad god Hades, you have earned our eternal gratitude.
      Flash: (to an Amazon) Did you hear that? Eternal gratitude. After she hands out the medals, how about you and me taking a private tour of Paradise? (the Amazon scowls) She wants me.
      J'onn: Indeed.

  • NOTES (2)


    • Felix Faust:
      The character Felix Faust alludes to Doctor Faustus, the main character in the book Doctor Faustus by Christopher Marlowe, which was later made into a movie starring Richard Burton and Elizabeth Taylor. The character Doctor Faustus, much like Felix Faust, was a scholar who became interested in magic and abandoned his noble work. Also, both men were working with the devil and paid dearly for it in the end.

    • Wand: Appearance
      The wand that Flash picks up is capped with a gold disc, which snaps open to reveal an eye as it fires a bolt of energy. This disc is identical to the Eye of Agamotto, a mystic amulet wielded by Doctor Strange, Marvel Comics' sorcerer supreme. The Eye was reportedly designed by Steve Ditko to resemble an actual Tibetan icon representing the all-seeing eye of Buddha.

    • The Flash: Where'd he get all this stuff? Warlocks-R-Us?
      The Flash is making a pun on two words: 'warlock' and 'Toys R US'. According to Christian traditions, a warlock is the male equivalent of witches (in the pejorative sense) and Toys R US is a massive toy store chain.