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Justice League Fan Theories That Actually Make A Ton Of Sense

Updated August 4, 2021 114 votes 26 voters 1.4k views15 items

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When it comes to comic book superhero teams, the one that's been around the longest, in one form or another, has picked up quite a few fans over the years. The Justice League consists of some of the most powerful characters from all of DC Comics. When you combine power into a team capable of defending the entire universe, you're going to end up with some pretty interesting fan theories.

Every so often, fans will take their theory to the FanTheories subreddit to share their thoughts and ideas behind Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman, and all the rest. Some of those fan theories actually make a lot of sense, and the best of them have been compiled here. Take a look at them down below, and if you find a fan theory that makes you think twice about something related to the Justice League in comics, video games, cartoons, or film, be sure to give it an upvote before you go!

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    Bruce Won't Date Diana For Fear Of Their Offspring

    From Redditor u/Jopthebass:

    So in the old cartoons I and many others grew up with Bruce and Diana have chemistry but never act on it. In fact, they address why.

    Now Bruce makes valid points but I believe he left out the biggest reason or was about to get to it before being interrupted.

    Batman is paranoid, he has plans to take down the JLA and even set up the league as a way to take him down if he ever went rogue. He uses logic and sticks to the facts over wants and desires 9 times out of 10. Paranoia keeps him from being with Diana.

    Imagine Bruce Wayne: photographic memory, iron will, incredible genetics, genius-level intellect, one of the greatest forensic minds in the universe, incredible funding and resources get with Diana: deadly warrior woman, incredible strength, magical weaponry, skills in leadership, and problem-solving, equally powerful will and slight inclination towards violence due to her upbringing.

    That child would be arguably the most powerful and dangerous individual in the world equal to only the child of a Kryptonian and most likely far more intelligent and violent. The natural heir to the world of amazons and possibly the most sought-after to lead the league of assassins. If this child were led astray by say an enemy or just overly protective parents who didn't have very good parents or stable upbringings themselves you have the biggest threat, anyone, ever heard of.

    *In conclusion Bruce+Diane= Hyper intelligent, highly-skilled, super-powered heir of two powerful armies/empires that could possibly be less than stable as either a hero or villain. The possibility of birthing the greatest villain in all of the history of the multiverse would absolutely cause Bruce to keep his Lil Wayne under wraps and deny himself a happy life with the woman he respects.

    Believable fan theory?
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    Diana Walked Away From Humanity After WWII

    From Redditor u/Afalstein:

    At the end of Wonder Woman, Diana talks about how she has faith in love, how love will change the world and how humanity has such beautiful potential. This is why she wants to protect the world.

    Except this doesn't make sense, because Diana hasn't been protecting the world, and in fact, said in Batman vs. Superman that she gave up on humanity a long time ago. Bruce calls her out on this in Justice League, but Diana doesn't really give much of a response.

    My theory is that Diana's hope at the end of Wonder Woman reflects the hope of Versailles. Diana did actually think Ares got it wrong and that without his influence there would be no war. I mean, everyone started getting along the second he was dead. She thought the war was too terrible and that no one would fight again.

    But then WWII happened. And Diana got a very exact and very grim view of the cycle. The same war, over again, except worse this time. And worse than war, genocide.

    My theory is that this is why Diana is in the shadows and not involved at the time of Batman vs. Superman. WWII brought her hope in humanity to the lowest point. And it's not until Batman's act of kindness (returning the picture to her) and Superman's act of selflessness (coming to protect a world that scorned him) that she rediscovers her faith in love.

    EDIT: As a further thought, assuming Diana was on the side of the Allies, perhaps she helped liberate some of the camps--but was shocked anew by the atom bomb, which would be hard to reconcile with her warrior ethos. Thus she ended up with no particular government and faded into the shadows.

    Believable fan theory?
  • 7

    Aquaman's Heroic Antics Are Directly Proportionate To His Success At Being King

    From Redditor u/Granite-M:

    Depending on what source you look at (Justice League Unlimited, Batman: The Brave and the Bold, etc.) there seems to be a pretty wildly variable level of Aquaman involvement in dry land superheroics. Sometimes he's right in the thick of it, sometimes he's barely involved at all. This is because, depending on the depiction, he has varying levels of success and stability as King of Atlantis. In worlds where Atlantis needs him there full-time to quell rebellions and deal with undersea threats, he's barely around as a dry land superhero; Justice League Unlimited is a good example of this. In worlds where his reign is peaceful and stable, he can involve himself more in the events on dry land; Batman: The Brave and the Bold is an example.

    You can even see this in his depiction in each example. In JLU, Aquaman is deadly serious most of the time, because he's constantly dealing with threats to his kingdom. In Batman: The Brave and the Bold, he's much more jolly, because for him, being a superhero is a vacation from a comparatively boring and stable home life in Atlantis.

    A king who was seriously concerned with the affairs of state in Atlantis and across 70% of the world's surface wouldn't have time to go around beating up dry land supercriminals. It's only when Atlantis and the oceans, in general, are capable of looking after themselves that Aquaman can go on vacation and punch supervillains.

    Believable fan theory?
  • 8

    Alfred Is Batman's Batman

    From Redditor u/thelamogio1:

    Nope, this is not a joke. Alfred is Batman's Batman! In many armies around the world, a retired officer would be assigned to serve as a domestic servant to a high-ranking officer, and this person is called a Batman. Our Batman is a high-ranking officer of the Justice League and it is canon that Alfred is a former UK special forces/combat medic/ super bad*ss soldier. also according to Wikipedia the duties of a batman include:

    "Acting as a 'runner' to convey orders from the officer to subordinates [not common but Alfred does it some times, especially towards Bruce's GFs] - maintaining the officer's uniform and personal equipment as a valet [obviously poor Alfie has to patch up the Batsuit every other night] - driving the officer's vehicle, sometimes under combat conditions [Alfred does it quite often] - acting as the officer's bodyguard in combat [uncommon but not unheard of] - digging the officer's foxhole in combat, giving the officer time to direct their unit [he helped built the Bat Cave obviously] - other miscellaneous tasks the officer does not have time or inclination to do [he makes the tea and cleans up the manor]."

    So now you know it: Alfred is Batman's Batman!

    Believable fan theory?