Zatanna watched as one by one, the heroes came in. Some of them, like Lois, she knew. Though seeing Lois here at all, she was surprised. She'd heard something about powers, but had never checked up to see if they were true. Seeing her now, she couldn't help but wonder how she'd fare. Lois had always been strong though, so Zatanna wasn't overly concerned.
What did concern her, however, was the blonde girl who showed up. She had an insignia akin to that of Clark's. But Zatanna had never seen her before. Another Kryptonian? There was no way. Yet, here this girl was. Tall, resonating quiet power, an aura of innocence, and shy. Yep, definitely some relation to that farm boy. She made a note to talk to her when she had more time.
Soon though, she felt a familiar aura, and turned around to find its source. She was met by the appearance of Owlman, and was instantly thrown off for a second. That was, until she focused a little harder. She knew that aura! She'd been chastised by that aura!
Walking over to him, she patted him on the shoulder and whispered "You can't fool me, Alfred. I know that judgmental tone anywhere. No matter which voice you use." She threw her arms around him in a hug before he could respond. "It's so good to see you again."
She didn't have a chance to really talk to him though, as more people were arriving.
It was a good thing that Batman had the Martian by his side. There's no way he would be able to deal with handling this team. His patience was already wearing slightly thin. Though, he felt he could chalk that up to his lack of sleep and just wanting to rest.
As the heroes showed up, he checked his internal HUD of his cowl, looking at the time. Finally, after about 10 minutes, he cleared his throat, stepping forward. "Randy, you can flirt with Doctor Light at a later time," Batman stated in an off-hand manner "we've got business to attend to."
"Yes, yes we do," J'onn said, speaking up and floating over to Bruce. They made their way to the row of consoles at the front of the base, the part overlooking the Earth, and turned to faced their soon to be team. "Well, it seems that most of you have answered the call. And for that, I am most grateful."
"All except for Aquaman," Bruce threw in, in a manner as if that was to be expected.
"Yes well, we can only hope that he'll come around and join us," J'onn finished. "But, for those of you here, we won't bother with useless formalities. As you all know I am J'onn J'onzz, or the Martian Manhunter. And this is Bruce Wayne. But for our purposes, he's more commonly referred to as the Batman. You are here because -not just the world- but the entire universe seemed to have been dealt a blow at the death of Superman. It's created a power vacuum, and evil has taken this opportunity to rise up. Many forces that were kept at bay before Kal-El's death are now growing bolder. Ready to lodge full scale attacks against the Earth. Many already have."
The reason we are here is because this world needs a fighting chance. It seems that darkness is starting to envelope our world, the place we call home, the only place that many of you have ever known. You were called here because out of all the heroes, you were the most promising. You all have either had ties to our former association or to Superman himself. And not only that, you all have shown exemplary skill and power. We are the start of something that I hope can grow. The start of a band of heroes that have a network to lean on. One so it is not every hero against the world. But, it is one solid force against all the evil of the world. With your efforts combined, we can usher in a period of relief. One where evil isn't as bold as it is now. One that Kal-El would have wanted. The government has sanctioned me as an ambassador. And granted us this opportunity to create a league of heroes that will stand up against threats that would harm this world."
You all know the gist of what we're about. With that, I'm here to ask: Will you join us? Will you stand with us? Will you lay down your life for the possibility that this world, or even, this universe, may survive? Will you band together to serve as a beacon to those who have lost hope? What do you say?"
J'onn's face was serious yet pleading. His tone was soft yet stout and set. He held himself with an air of confidence that even Bruce had to acknowledge. And Bruce had to hand it to him. The damn Martian was good at swaying a crowd. He knew how to connect with everyone on a different level. He found himself paying full attention and hanging on some of his words.
The room was silent for a moment before the first person spoke up.
Zatanna had to admit, J'onn was good at what he did. Very good. She found herself moved by his speech, and even a bit mournful at the passing of such a great hero. But this opportunity couldn't have come at a better time. Maybe with all of these heroes in one solid force, they could stop her visions from coming true. Maybe, they would truly be able to save this world.
She spoke first. "J'onn. Bruce," she looked at each one respectively, "As a Lord of Order, I Zatanna Zatara pledge myself wholly to this cause. I would be honored to help." She took off her hat and tilted her head slightly in small bow.