Justice League Unlimited/Ancient History

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Ancient History
Episode 5x11 Title Image
Season 5, Episode 11
Airdate April 29, 2006
Teleplay by Geoff Johns
Story by Matt Wayne
Directed by Joaquim Dos Santos
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Justice League UnlimitedSeason Five

Ancient History is the eleventh episode of the fifth season of Justice League Unlimited, and the eighty-ninth episode overall.

Starring the Voices of: Maria Canals (Hawkgirl), Phil LaMarr (Green Lantern), James Remar (Hawkman/Shadow Thief), Gina Torres (Vixen), Hector Elizondo (Hath-Set), Robin Atkin Downes (Gentleman Ghost)


Plot Overview

Shadow Thief and Hawkman return and reveal more about the Thanagarians history on earth.


Arc Advancement



  • Shadow Thief: It is revealed that this villain was created by Carter Hall/Joseph Gardener when he touched a telepathic Thantagarian recording device. He embodies all of Hawkman's darkest desires and kidnaps Hawkgirl so they can be together, etc. At the episode's end he is reabsorbed into Hall's body.


  • The Once and Future Thing: Time, Warped (2): Green Lantern reveals that he met his and Hawkgirl's son, Warhawk, in a trip to the future, and she later asks Batman to tell her about him. Green Lantern still chooses to be with Vixen, however.


The Show

  • Airdate: This episode first aired in Britain on February 6, 2006.

Behind the Scenes

Allusions and References

Memorable Moments