Strongest Enemies of Justice League:
The Seven Superheroes of the Justice League – Wonder Woman, Superman, Batman, the Flash, Green Lantern, Aquaman and Cyborg, are some of the most powerful characters in the DC Universe. Wonder Woman is literally half God. Batman is called the most dangerous person on the planet. Superman can move entire solar systems with just his bare hands. Green Lantern holds one of the most powerful weapons in the universe in his finger. Cyborg is the epitome of technology. The Flash also has his legendary speed which is a dozen times faster than the speed of light itself. To fight such powerful guardians of the Globe, you need an equally witty and strong set of people. That is where these guys come in. Over the years, the Justice League has faced a lot of supervillains but only a few of them have managed to stand apart.
1. Lex Luthor
This guy will go down to any level to ensure he gets the job done. Lex Luthor is a genius and a business tycoon. Using that big beautiful brain of his inside that bald head, Luthor has managed to one-up the game every time any superhero stood in his way. He is most often seen fighting it out with the Man of Steel. But his plans are sometimes so sinister and nefarious that the Justice League are also caught in the cross-fire and try to stop him. Luthor has had several run-ins with the League and he has even joined several teams of super villains to have all hands on deck to defeat the League once and for all. He was dangerous enough to become the leader of the Injustice League and once became President of the United States, creating all sorts of ruckus for the League.
2. The Joker
The Joker is the Clown Prince of Crime. While typically used as a Batman villain, the Joker is not someone to be trifled with. Whether it is the Dark Knight or the League, the Joker has traded fists with everyone. One particular instance when the Joker got the better of the League was when he infected the entire league with the Joker Venom and sent them after Batman. Batman retaliated with the Justice Buster Armour and took down the entire League. But it just goes on to show how resourceful and crafty the Joker might be of letting loose.
3. Maxwell Lord
Maxwell Lord is also a business tycoon and a billionaire like Lex Luthor. But what differentiates Luthor from Lord is that Maxwell Lord is actually a benevolent guy who got into the wrong side of the business due to the hand dealt with him by fate. Maxwell Lord is a master manipulator and is able to influence events that end up making the Justice League Members’ life hell on Earth. One time, Lord mind-controlled Superman and ordered him to kill indiscriminately while the Man of Steel was in a mentally vulnerable state. He revealed to Wonder Woman that the only way Superman can be stopped is by killing Lord. Wonder Woman was forced to kill Maxwell Lord on live television.
No contest here!! Darkseid had to be a part of this list. He is the DC universe’s God of Evil. Ruling the planet of Apokolips, Darkseid commands an army of New Gods and thousands of legions of super-strong para demons. Darkseid is also a very durable and powerful entity. He has gone toe to toe with Superman and even defeated him at times. Darkseid also has the Omega Effect with him. His eyes can shoot lasers and bend around a person and once locked in, will always find a way to reach the target, even if the target decides to9 travel across time. The Omega Effect leads to the target being wiped out of existence, never to be seen again.
5. Super Boy Prime
Super Boy Prime started out as a normal Superhero. He was the Super Boy of another alternate reality. But being trapped with the evil Alexander Luthor in a pocket universe led to his mind being influenced and manipulated into becoming a villain! Super Boy Prime, after he got out of the pocket universe, killed the Super Boy of the mainstream universe, declaring that he is no longer a good guy. The Justice League had to go through a lot to ensure Super Boy stays put and does not rip the universe a new one. But Super Boy Prime is extremely hard to kill so he keeps coming back again and again.
Amazo was an android created by a genius-level scientist. He looked like a regular comic book android but it had a single ability that pushed it to legendary status as a Justice League Villain. Amazo had the power to detect, scan, and copy the superpower of any superhuman he saw. That ability made him a huge threat to the Justice League since most of the members possessed really powerful abilities. First introduced in The Brave and the Bold #2, the android super villain called Amazo has only risen in terms of popularity.
Prometheus is a villain with literally no superpowers. So how did he get into this list? Because Prometheus is basically the story of an evil Batman! What Prometheus does not have in terms of superpowers he more than makes up for in terms of sheer ingenuity!! Prometheus once infiltrated the seemingly impenetrable Justice League Watchtower and defeated every superhero in there. He then blackmails the entire league into submitting and surrendering when he reveals that he has placed an energy bomb in every major DC City. Emerald City, Green Lantern’s home town, was one of the cities that were destroyed by Prometheus’ bombs, signaling Hal Jordan’s infamous transition into Parallax after he lost control due to his loss.
Starro was first introduced into the DC universe via ‘Batman: The Brave and the Bold’ series. Starro is an alien conqueror of unknown origins whose only goal in life is to take control of as many worlds he can conquer. Starro’s primary power is mass hypnosis. Using small drones that look exactly like miniature Starros that latch onto a target’s head, Starr can control them and hypnotize them telepathically to do his bidding. Starro has faced numerous defeats at the hands of the League but the Villain is extremely hard to defeat. The first time ever Starr faced defeat was when Captain Marvel summons a crazy amount of light to hit Starro from all directions.
The sentient supercomputer with a face, Brainiac was the reason Superman is called the Last Son of Krypton. Brainiac’s objective is to gather knowledge and it will go to any extent imaginable to ensure his objectives are met. Brainiac is also very powerful and has fought Superman toe to toe in many deathmatches. Brainiac has also faced the Justice League, each time revealing to be stronger than the last time. Right now, Brainiac’s latest upgrade allows him to not only collect planets but entire alternate timelines.
Forever the nemesis of Superman in terms of raw brute strength and durability, Doomsday was the result of experimentation on pre-historic Kryptonians. After being killed over and over again, each time being resurrected with upgrades that would make him immune to the way he died the last time, the alien scientist is known as Bertron created a truly unstoppable being that started to loathe life. Doomsday is a villain that nobody in the Justice League could stand against and lived to tell the tale. The only person who has managed to stop Doomsday in his tracks is Superman, and he ended up dying.
The last movie to be released under the DC banner was Joker. The movie is currently in theatres. The official film synopsis for the movie reads:
Forever alone in a crowd, failed comedian Arthur Fleck seeks connection as he walks the streets of Gotham City. Arthur wears two masks — the one he paints for his day job as a clown, and the guise he projects in a futile attempt to feel like he’s part of the world around him. Isolated, bullied and disregarded by society, Fleck begins a slow descent into madness as he transforms into the criminal mastermind known as the Joker.