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Project Cadmus has featured as an adversary of the Justice League in the animated series Justice League Unlimited. This version is a combination of the comics version of Cadmus, the Suicide Squad (which appeared in the series as Task Force X, its real name in the comics) and Checkmate.
In the series Cadmus is a government project designed to take precautions against the League going rogue. The project was started when Superman was brainwashed by Darkseid into invading Earth at the end of Superman: The Animated Series where the project was designed to deal with the Man of Steel if he were to attack the Earth again. The project's goals extended to the Justice League as well after the Justice Lords incident.
Members of this version of Cadmus include Amanda Waller, Professor Emil Hamilton, Tala, General Wade Eiling, Dr. Achilles Milo, Maxwell Lord, Hugo Strange, and Doctor Moon. In addition, they had also had access to Task Force X, which is the official name for the organization known in DC Comics as the Suicide Squad, for risky field missions.
Cadmus was later shown to be backed by Lex Luthor, who only financed the project in a grab for superpowers of his own. After taking what he needed from Cadmus, Luthor attempted to destroy it by hacking into an immense laser built into the League's Watchtower, but failed. It was then revealed that Brainiac was living inside him at the time, improving upon his physical health and strength while "subtly influencing [his] actions". After both of them were defeated, Cadmus ceased operations and the Justice League announced the establishment of a planetside base to improve their public relations.
They were responsible for creating Doomsday (a clone of Superman), Galatea (a clone of Supergirl who resembles Power Girl), the Royal Flush Gang, and the Ultimen (a team of genetically engineered heroes who are a Pastiche of several heroes created for the Super Friends series). And ultimately, Terry McGinnis/Batman II.
When the Joker took the Royal Flush Gang from Cadmus, he probably also stole the technology he used to overwrite his DNA into Tim Drake during Batman Beyond: Return of the Joker as explained in Epilogue.
- 8 Appearances of Project Cadmus (DCAU)
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- Organization Gallery: Project Cadmus (DCAU)
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