Plastic Man is a superhero that was a member of the Justice League until he resigned due to the increasing restrictions placed onto the League by Lex Luthor.

Physical appearance Edit

Plastic Man is a Caucasian male with short black hair. His eyes are obscured by large black goggles. He wears a red tunic with a series of laces on the front. Around his waist, his costume has a yellow and black band. He wears no shoes.[4]

History Edit

Early life Edit

Plastic Man had a criminal record.[5] He became a hero in 2003.[6]

2010 Edit

Gotham City
October 1, 19:49 EDT

Plastic Man helped in the fight against Poison Ivy's plants in Gotham City. He turned himself into a trampoline to catch a falling pedestrian.[4]

The Watchtower
November 25, 06:54 EST

Plastic Man was considered for membership during the meeting of the Justice League. His criminal record led to some doubts about his value.[5]

Washington, D.C.
December 30, 09:16 EST

With the other inductees into the League, Plastic Man was welcomed to the Hall of Justice and given an official membership pass along with Atom, Icon, Doctor Fate and Red Arrow.[3]

The Watchtower
December 30, 23:46 EST

After being made a slave of the Light's mind control, Plastic Man welcomed Vandal Savage aboard the Watchtower with a silent kneel of obedience.[3]

The Watchtower
December 31, post-23:16 EST

The mind controlled Plastic Man was loading boxes when he was attacked by Artemis and Kid Flash. They tagged him with cure-tech, which caused Plastic Man to collapse.[7]

2015 Edit

December 1, 13:45 EST

Plastic Man was one of a number of Justice League members who responded to the emergency in Metropolis. He had taken the form of a drill to attempt to tunnel into Metropolis, but found that the force field surrounding the city was a sphere going underground.[8]

December 1, 16:22 EST

Plastic Man and the others looked on as the alien ship fired an apparently ineffectual beam of energy at the force field.[8]

December 1, 16:56 EST

Plastic Man maintained contact with Batgirl at the field's edge.[9]

December 1, 17:30 EST

Plastic Man shifted into a message board to ask Batgirl if she was okay; she responded with a holographic smiley face. Both were surprised when Match erupted from the ground near Batgirl.[9]

December 1, 18:16 EST

With the barrier between them, Plastic Man was unable to help Batgirl in her fight with Match, no matter how much he tried to breach the force field.[10]

December 1, 18:20 EST

Plastic Man noticed a trench appearing around the force field, and concluded the beam from the ship made the bubble shrink. He watched as Batgirl finished off her fight with Match, though she was knocked out in the process.[10]

December 1, 18:33 EST

Plastic Man watched as Black Lightning helped Batgirl back up.[11]

December 1, 19:03 EST

As soon as the force field was shut down, Plastic Man bridged the trench that had appeared. Plastic Man noticed the others were some 20 percent smaller. Upon learning they would be regrown, Plastic Man remarked that he was malleable anyway, so it did not matter to him.[11]

December 1, 22:03 EST

As all heroes met up to discuss the next steps, Plastic Man showed Batgirl how the resizing had affected him.[11]

2016 Edit

New Orleans
January 4, post-21:59 CST

After Gamma Squad saved hostages from the Kroloteans, Plastic Man arrived on the scene with the rest of the Justice League members and the Team.[12]

The Warworld
May 27, 06:36 UTC

Plastic Man, along with Green Arrow and Zatanna, guarded the Warworld's crystal key chamber.[13]

June 20, 08:16 EDT

When magnetic field disruptors planted by the Reach threatened the Earth, Plastic Man joined 39 other heroes of Earth in a briefing in Metropolis City. The heroes would use a computer virus provided by Lex Luthor to safely disable the disruptors. The heroes were paired off with another into twenty squads: one member would run interference against weapons guarding the disruptors, allowing the other to get close enough to plant the virus.[14] Plastic Man was assigned to Gamma Squad, and worked alongside Flash.[15]

Within thirty minutes, all squads had succeeded in their mission.[14]

2018 Edit

The Watchtower
July 27, 19:57 EDT

Plastic Man attended an emergency League meeting in which Batman proposed to dissolve the team, as a result of the restrictions placed by the United Nations on their actions. After he tendered his resignation, Plastic Man was among the ones who promptly followed suit, presumably having planned it in advance.[16]

Powers and abilities Edit

  • Malleability: Plastic Man has the ability to stretch and bend his body and limbs.[4]
  • Shape-shifting: Plastic Man also demonstrated the ability to assume the shape of inanimate objects such as a trampoline, however, these forms will still retain the colour scheme of Plastic Man's costume.[4]

Appearances Edit

Background information Edit

  • Plastic Man is a hero originally published by Quality Comics in the Golden Age, and eventually acquired by DC Comics.
  • This is his sixth animated appearance. He first appeared in one episode of Super Friends, then starred in his own series Plastic Man, had a cameo in Justice League: The New Frontier, a failed pilot called Puddle Trouble and he had multiple guest appearances in Batman: The Brave and the Bold. Though he didn't appear, he was mentioned in Justice League Unlimited.

References Edit

  1. 1.0 1.1 Weisman, Greg (2013-12-04). Question #19276. Ask Greg. Retrieved 2013-12-04.
  2. Weisman, Greg (2013-03-12). Interview with Greg Weisman. World's Finest. Retrieved 2013-03-12.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 Hopps, Kevin (writer) & Oliva, Jay, Divar, Tim (directors) (April 14, 2012). "Usual Suspects". Young Justice. Season 1. Episode 25. Cartoon Network.
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 Hopps, Kevin (writer) & Chang, Michael (director) (October 14, 2011). "Revelation". Young Justice. Season 1. Episode 14. Cartoon Network.
  5. 5.0 5.1 Hopps, Kevin (writer) & Chang, Michael (director) (March 24, 2012). "Agendas". Young Justice. Season 1. Episode 22. Cartoon Network.
  6. Weisman, Greg (2012-12-18). Question #17730. Ask Greg. Retrieved 2012-12-18.
  7. Weisman, Greg (writer) & Chang, Michael, Montgomery, Lauren (directors) (April 21, 2012). "Auld Acquaintance". Young Justice. Season 1. Episode 26. Cartoon Network.
  8. 8.0 8.1 Weisman, Greg (w). Jones, Christopher (a). Atkinson, Zac (col). Abbott, Wes (let). Gaydos, Sarah (ed). "Players, Chapter Three: Landing on Boardwalk" Young Justice 22 (November 20, 2012), New York, NY: DC Comics
  9. 9.0 9.1 Weisman, Greg (w). Jones, Christopher (a). Atkinson, Zac (col). Abbott, Wes (let). Gaydos, Sarah (ed). "Players, Chapter Four: Do Not Pass Go" Young Justice 23 (December 19, 2012), New York, NY: DC Comics
  10. 10.0 10.1 Weisman, Greg (w). Jones, Christopher (a). Atkinson, Zac (col). Abbott, Wes (let). Gaydos, Sarah (ed). "Players, Chapter Five: Milburn, Edgar and Jake" Young Justice 24 (January 23, 2013), New York, NY: DC Comics
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  12. Weisman, Greg (writer) & Divar, Tim (director) (April 28, 2012). "Happy New Year". Young Justice. Season 2. Episode 1. Cartoon Network.
  13. Vietti, Brandon (writer) & Murphy, Doug (director) (February 23, 2013). "The Hunt". Young Justice. Season 2. Episode 17. Cartoon Network.
  14. 14.0 14.1 Hopps, Kevin (writer) & Murphy, Doug (director) (March 16, 2013). "Endgame". Young Justice. Season 2. Episode 20. Cartoon Network.
  15. Weisman, Greg (2013-03-18). YOUNG JUSTICE: INVASION: "Endgame": stuff cut for time. Ask Greg. Retrieved 2013-03-19.
  16. Weisman, Greg (writer) & Berkeley, Christopher (director) (January 4, 2019). "Princes All". Young Justice. Season 3. Episode 1. DC Universe.
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