"The Lords of Order, Chapter 5": Diana tours the Justice League around the basement of the Hall of Justice and demonstrates the collection of dangerous magic items they possess, she proposes a new team, the Justice League Dark, and the League agrees
Synopsis for "The Lords of Order, Chapter 5"
Diana tours the Justice League around the basement of the Hall of Justice and demonstrates the collection of dangerous magic items they possess, she proposes a new team, the Justice League Dark, and the League agrees though Batman reminds Diana of the dangers of magic and expresses his fear of the potential havoc it could wreak.
In the present, the Lords of Order corral all of the magic users into a line where they offer to either strip them of their magic or to kill them. One by one they filter through until Khalid Nassour resigns himself to Nabu. Detective Chimp, Swamp Thing and a now-ancient Jason Blood sit talking about the inevitability of the Lords' threat when it begins to storm and blood rains down on the crowd.
An enormous lightning bolt cascades down to the ground and Wonder Woman and Zatanna appear, both empowered by Mordru's chaotic crystal. Soon Detective Chimp, Swamp Thing and Man-Bat are also changed by the crystal and are given powers of Chaos to fight Order. A fight ensues between the two groups, and given their new Chaotic power, the League set out to undermine and break all of the Order of magic - they break each rule that Nabu and his compatriots had set, Zatanna causes the world to cascade around her and Khalid reaches out to Nabu but it is only Kent Nelson who emerges to dissuade Nabu, he brings Constantine and the Phantom Stranger with him.
Zatanna, having trapped the Demons Three previously, now relinquishes them to Jason Blood, restoring him to his youth and allowing him to harness their power of hellfire to overload Nabu and they focus their magic to entrap Nabu within the helmet once more.
Now, as the threat has been pacified and the League returned to their non-chaotic forms, Constantine and Blood try to get Zatanna to re-shape magic but she believes that it was not her destiny, instead Wonder Woman takes her place as the voice. She broadcasts her message across all magic users, heroic or villainous, and she announces that the Justice League Dark will protect them all and in doing so she smashes Mordru's chaotic crystal.
Appearing in "The Lords of Order, Chapter 5"
- Justice League Dark (Origin)
- Lords of Order
- Justice League
- Circe (Cameo)
- John Constantine
- Phantom Stranger
- Demons Three
- Kent Nelson
- Rama Kushna (Mentioned only)
- Deadman (Mentioned only)
- Mordru (Mentioned only)
- Zatara (Mentioned only)
- Nightmaster (Mentioned only)
- Blue Devil (Mentioned only)
- The Otherkind
- Hall of Justice (Flashback only)
- Myrra (Mentioned only)
- Sphere of the Gods (Mentioned only)
- Helmet of Fate
- Ruby of Life
- Sword of Night
- Batsuit (Flashback only)
- Utility Belt (Flashback only)
- Trident of Poseidon (Flashback only)
- Bracelets of Submission
- Lasso of Truth