Whether it’s with super-powers, unrivaled skill with weapons or martial arts, or superior intelligence and resourcefulness, a super hero fights for universal peace. They strive to protect the people of their world and eliminate evil wherever it may be found. But what if they actually succeeded? What would a world be like if there was no longer any evil for its heroes to fight?
It could be a lot like Earth-Me.
Officially known as Earth-16, this world was once like many of the others in the Multiverse. Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman and Green Lantern battled super-villains such as Lex Luthor and the Joker. The difference here is that the battle ended and the heroes won, and when their children and protégés grew up and inherited their heroic mantles, there was no one left for them to fight.
With no unifying purpose, heroes like Kyle Rayner, Wally West, Connor Hawke, Ray Palmer, new Batman Damian Wayne and new Superman Chris Kent spend their days reenacting past battles, living a pampered lifestyle that’s more hedonistic than heroic. Others form idle super-teams in an attempt to boost their fans and followers on social media—teams such as the Just, the youthful duo made up of Green Arrow’s daughter Arrowette and her telepathic friend Menta. Once, these “heroes” may have sought adventure and excitement in the interest of serving their fellow man. Now, they manufacture them as a cure for boredom
YOUNG JUSTICE (2010)