We all know Bruce Wayne as the brooding Caped Crusader of Gotham. He is known for striking terror in the hearts of criminals. Another thing that Batman is famous for is providing tutelage to young individuals. He has taken several kids under his wing. He has trained them and allowed them to see a path other than vengeance. The most notable wards include Dick Grayson, Jason Todd, and Tim Drake. Modern Batman iterations have introduced his and Talia al Ghul’s son Damian Wayne. Bruce Wayne is also famous for founding The Outsiders and providing mentorship to Young Justice.
Along with his other wards Damian Wayne has also taken on the role of Robin and assisted Batman in fighting crime. Both Dick Grayson and Damian are also the leaders of Teen Titans in their own storylines. Batman has also parted ways with Justice League on several occasions when he thinks that the League’s actions are now driven by political beliefs. One such instance led Batman to form a new team of superheroes called The Outsiders. He provided them with guidance and mentorship to do the right thing no matter what the circumstances.
The relation that he has with The Outsiders in the comics is nearly identical to the one that Bruce Wayne has with The Young Justice members.
Formation Of Young Justice By Bruce Wayne
We see the formation of the Young Justice Team by Bruce Wayne in the first season of the Young Justice (TV Series). This season focuses on the lives of a group of teenage sidekicks that are attempting to establish themselves as proven superheroes. While they deal with normal adolescent issues in their personal lives.
In the first episode, we see The Justice League invite these young sidekicks on a tour of the Hall of Justice. The guests include Robin, Aqualad, Speedy, and Kid Flash. But Batman sends them away and tries to conduct a meeting with other league members. But due to poor treatment of the sidekicks Speedy explodes in anger and resigns from being a sidekick.
Young Justice In Action
Before the league members can react they get a distress signal and had to leave on a mission. While they are away a situation at Cadmus labs occurs. The situation involves a mysterious fire inside the lab. The sidekicks investigate the matter and try to figure out the reason behind this fire.
While investigating they uncover a clone of Superman named Superboy. They free him and further uncover the illegal activities of Cadmus. They defeat Cadmus and their leader Mark Desmond. When the League arrives all the sidekicks confront the Superheroes about their treatment. They demand to be a member of the League and not be treated as kids.
Batman is left pondering at the situation and tells everyone that he will announce the final decision in three days. After this time Bruce Wayne integrates these young members into the covert black-ops team of the Justice League. And the title of Young Justice is given to this newly assembled team. They are also given their new headquarter. Soon these four members are joined by Miss Martian who is the niece of Martian Manhunter. And Artemis who is Green Arrow’s newest protege.
Batman supervises the team and provides them with guidance so that these young heroes are properly trained. He himself sends them on missions and helps them while they are away. Black Canary and Red Tornado also assist Batman in training the Young Justice.
Main Members of Young Justice
This section will include a list of the main members of the Young Justice in the first season of the TV series.
The role of the Robin was portrayed by Dick Grayson in the Young Justice. He was just thirteen years old when he became a part of the team. He has no superpowers but is the most experienced among all other sidekicks. Robin has been trained by Batman and is an excellent tactician. he also excels in hand-to-hand combat.
The Boy Wonder is reluctant to lead the team in the beginning but with the support of Aqualad he takes on the role and successfully leads the team in several missions.
He is just sixteen years old when he joins the team. His superpowers include super-strength, durability, as well as the ability to breathe and speak underwater. He also possesses the ability to form hard water constructs through the use of his Atlantean water bearers and to generate electricity.
He was selected as the first leader for the Young Justice but stepped down from the role turned over leadership to Robin when he was ready, saying that it was his destiny to lead this team.
3. Kid Flash
Wally West is also known as The Kid Flash also became a part of the newly founded Young Justice team. He is just fifteen years old at the time of joining the team. Kid Flash also has not mastered his abilities and often falls at high speeds due to a misstep.
It is revealed that the original Speedy was captured by Lex Luthor. WHo made a clone of the sidekick and amputated the arm of the original speedy. The mole was integrated with other young heroes. He reported to “The Light” and captured the entire Justice League due to powers and black magic given to him by The Light.
5. Miss Martian
She is the niece of Martian Manhunter and joins the Young Justice when is a teenager by Martian standards. She has almost all the abilities that her uncle showcases. Her abilities include telepathy, telekinesis, and shapeshifting.
Martian Manhunter discovers that her raw abilities, particularly in terms of telepathy and mind control, are potentially greater than his own.
She is introduced in the group as Green Arrow’s niece but the team later discovers that is not the case. Like Robin, she does not possess any superpowers but is very skillful in using a bow and an arrow.
This team regularly clashes with the self-proclaimed enlightened super-villains that form the villain team “The Light”. These villains include Vandal Savage, Lex Luthor, Queen Bee, Klarion, Deathstroke, Ultra-Humanite, and Zviad Baazovi.
Bruce Wayne And Young Justice
Batman has played a pivotal role in the formation of this group of young protégés of several superheroes. Providing them with a unique opportunity to work together and prove themselves.
He also coached these young heroes and guided them to the right path that they will all have to follow in their fight against crime.