5x07 Patriot Act
First Aired: Feb. 25, 2006 on Cartoon Network
Summary: An out-of-control soldier by the name of General Eiling seeks to prove that the world needs protection from superpowers. Enhancing himself with an experimental World War II formula, he heads for Metropolis, Green Arrow leads a seven non-powered Justice League group which includes Shining…
Main Characters in this Episode
Elderly Woman: [Standing inbetween Shinning Knight and Eiling] Drop the act. You think killing Superman would make the world safe? Or killing this boy? Or us? Tell me, how many of us do you have to kill to keep us safe?
General Wade Eiling: They're the ones I'm after, not you. I'm not the menace, Metahumans are! Superpowered beings.
Johnny: You're the only one around here with super powers!
General Wade Eiling: ...All right, I've become what I hate, I'll give you that. But in the long run, you'll see I was right. You'll see you need the likes of me to protect you from them.
Green Arrow: ...the Crimson Avenger, and my ex-sidekick.
Speedy: [turns to him] Ex-PARTNER.
Green Arrow: Speedy, we gotta do this now?
Vigilante: Sir Justin, if you want to be watchin' stuff on my big TV with the 5.1 surround sound, you had best watch what you say about Mr. Clint Eastwood.
- Goof (continuity error): When Eiling approaches the crowd, the boy kneeling behind Shining Knight stands with arms outstretched to confront him about his hypocrisy, but then is kneeling in the same position again.
- The description used for the super-soldier, "Nothing less than an artillery shell will be able to penetrate his skin", originally appeared in one of the earliest Superman comic-books.
- General Wade Eiling's brutish persona is never officially named, but it is similar in appearance and ability to when he transferred his mind into the body of the Shaggy Man, an indestructible brute who first fought the original Justice League of America in the 1960s and would reappear sporadically in subsequent years, and shaved its body, renaming himself "The General".
- The seven Justice Leaguers taking part in the parade represent The Seven Soldiers of Victory, a classic DC Comics team of the Golden Age. The first version of this team featured Shining Knight, Vigilante, the Star-Spangled Kid, Stripesy, Green Arrow, Speedy, and the Crimson Avenger. Stripesy would eventually become S.T.R.I.P.E., but since the Star-Spangled Kid has not been depicted in the DCAU, he is replaced here with the natural inclusion of Stargirl, who went by the name Star-Spangled Kid for a while in the comics.
- The smart-mouthed group of street kids who first mock the reserve Justice Leaguers and later assist them are not named as such, but are dead ringers for DC's Newsboy Legion.
- Among the viewers, Al and Chris McGee from "In Blackest Night" can be seen.