WARNING: The following contains spoilers for Harley Quinn Season 2, streaming now on DC Universe.
After the fall of the Justice League and the Legion of Doom in the Harley Quinn Season 1 finale, the world is ripe for the taking, and a new dark alliance has risen. The remaining villains from the Legion and one newcomer come together to form the Injustice League. And even after Harley tries to undermine their worlds of organized crime, they still get the last laugh.
At the start of Season 2, Gotham City is still in ruins, with the President of the United States declaring it a no man’s land and no longer part of the country. If Gotham City was weak before, now it is in utter chaos, with violent rioting taking over the streets. There’s too much crime for the Gotham City Police Department to handle, and some officers are turning to life to crime stay alive in the new hellscape. In response, a group of the remaining Legion of Doom members unite to form their own new team: the Injustice League.
The new team is made up of Penguin, Riddler, Bane, Two-Face and, in his debut episode, Mr. Freeze. With this chilly new addition, the Injustice League puts Harley Quinn on ice long enough to take control and divvy up portions of the city. At the end of the episode, Poison Ivy shows Harley the new faces of Gotham as each section has been villainized to fit the specific member’s gimmick.
Created by Keith Giffen and J.M. DeMatteis, the original Injustice League first debuted in 1989’s Justice League International #23. While the team was founded by space conqueror Agamemno, the incarnation most are familiar with was created by Lex Luthor and the Joker. With that version, it was more like a villain union tasked with smaller groups to take down the heroes in parts that worked better than an all-out assault. While the Legion of Doom is often shown to have tight ranks and a finite number of members, the Injustice League is usually shown to have a much broader roster.
Harley Quinn‘s version aligns more with the show’s vision of villains, who are much more slapstick. Although they’re still menacing, they find more time for quips. They’re also shown to be somewhat incompetent, which ends up playing out immediately with the new team. Their big banner is clearly just the Justice League’s with someone having painted “In-” onto it.
While Gotham is at its weakest, Harley Quinn‘s introduction of the Injustice League definitely spells trouble for the flagging city. However, Harley and her allies are banding together to take down the group. This means that, although the Justice League and Legion of Doom aren’t available right now, Harley has an Injustice League to fight against in Season 2.
DC Universe’s Harley Quinn stars Kaley Cuoco, Lake Bell, Diedrich Bader, Alan Tudyk, Rahul Kohli, Christopher Meloni, Tony Hale, Ron Funches, Wanda Sykes, Natalie Morales, Jim Rash, Giancarlo Esposito, Jason Alexander and J.B. Smoove. New episodes air on Fridays.
The Legion of Doom has fallen and a new team of villains gathers to conquer Gotham in Harley Quinn Season 2.