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Metron is a New God who invented the Motherboxes, Fatherboxes and the boom tube.


Metron is an extremely stoic New God whose only interest is knowledge. This was particularly evidenced in the lack of empathy and emotion that he displayed when Victor Stone was being consumed by his Fatherbox enhancements. He coldly declared to be only interested in seeing a Fatherbox override an organic system and that death was commonplace. He also doesn't deem humankind worth of any value. His abrasive demeanor led Bear to struck him on at least one occasion.[1]

Physical appearance


Early history

At some point in time, Metron created Motherboxes and Fatherboxes—miniaturized supercomputers which could draw energy from "source of all life".[2]


The Source Wall
January 02, 13:15 UTC

Using Dreamer's Motherbox, Superboy, Black Lightning, and Forager chased after him hoping that he would be able to cure Victor Stone, but Metron ignored them.

Minosyss Ring
January 02, 13:20 UTC

The group followed him to Minosyss Ring where they ran into Superman fighting against many Parademons. After the Parademons flee, Superman remarked that they will get them next time, but Metron informed the group that the Parademons already got everything Desaad and Granny Goodness required for their device.

Metron returned with them to Earth with the intention of studying the Fatherbox's effect on Victor, but not to cure him. Black Lightning realized they only need his Mobius Chair to cure Victor. Superboy flung Metron from his chair, and the latter retaliated with energy beams, but Black Lightning blasted him from behind and pinned him down long enough for Superboy to command the chair to save Victor via the Motherbox.

Afterwards, Metron dispassionately stated that Victor was thereafter fused with Mobius chair and the chance to study him was wasted. When Black Lightning asked whether Granny Goodness and Gretchen Goode were the same, Metron cryptically replied "No, and yes."[1]

February 14, 18:03 PST

Metron boom tubed the Hub and whisked Violet, Victor and Lian away.

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In a zero-gravity location displaced from space and time, Metron told Violet and Victor that they were his "grandchildren" as both were part Motherbox and Fatherbox. He was impressed by how they had evolved his technology, and that both had become major players in the coming galactic conflict. He concluded by saying that he looked forward to watching how they would progress in the near future, assuming Darkseid didn't kill them first. With that, Metron returned all them back to the Hub.[3]

Powers and abilities

  • Genius-level intelligence: Metron is a highly intelligent scientist who found a way to tap into and harness the energy of The Source Wall.
    • Omniscience: He also seems to be privy to events with which he is not directly involved, such as Darkseid and Granny Goodness's Ghost Dimension device. He was also capable of identifying the precise genetic makeup of Superman and Superboy just by looking at them.[1]
  • Invulnerability: Metron was able to withstand Black Lightning's electricity blast for a long period of time. He then walked away from it without showing any sign of physical hardship.[1]
  • Energy projection: He can project debilitating blast rays from the imprint on his forehead.[1]



Background information

  • Metron, despite being from New Genesis, is neutral in the conflict of the New Gods, only concerning himself with the pursuit of knowledge.
  • This is his second animated appearance. He first appeared in the DC Animated Universe; in a cameo in Superman: The Animated Series and in full in the finale of Justice League Unlimited.


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 Weisman, Greg (writer) & Zwyer, Mel (director) (July 30, 2019). "Quiet Conversations". Young Justice. Season 3. Episode 20. DC Universe.
  2. Fogel, Rich (writer) & Berkeley, Christopher (director) (August 13, 2019). "Antisocial Pathologies". Young Justice. Season 3. Episode 22. DC Universe.
  3. Weisman, Greg (writer) & Berkeley, Christopher (director) (August 27, 2019). "Overwhelmed". Young Justice. Season 3. Episode 25. DC Universe.