DC Animated Universe

"You're either a liar or a fool."
"I've been known to be foolish, but ain't nobody calls me a liar and goes to bed happy.
Arkady Duvall and Jonah Hex[1]

Jonah Hex was an outlaw, and later a bounty hunter in the late 1800s. He was easily identified by the right side of his face being grotesquely scarred, which hides his honorable nature.


As a bounty hunter[]

Before Hex's capture of Arkady Duvall, he killed many outlaws. In 1883, the elderly bounty hunter tracked down Duvall to Devil's Hole.

Hex pursued Duvall to Ra's al Ghul's airship, The Phoenix, where they faced off. Hex took on the saber-wielding Duvall with only a bowie knife. Midway through the furious duel, Hex caused the ship to lose altitude and it caught on fire. Ra's escaped the ship in a personal glider, leaving Duvall behind.

The ship crashed, throwing both Hex and Duvall free. Amidst the debris, Duvall begged for his life, but Hex told him he had no interest in killing him if only because it is more convenient to deliver him alive to the law. After he finds his hat that he lost earlier, Hex remarked ruefully, "I'm gettin' too old for this".[1]

Alternate timeline[]

Jonah Hex

Jonah Hex in an altered timeline.

In 1879, Hex teamed up with Bat Lash, El Diablo, and Ohiyesa Smith, and later Batman, Wonder Woman and John Stewart, to overthrow Tobias Manning's control over the town of Elkhorn. Here, it's revealed that Hex had some time travel experience. He recognized the Justice Leaguers as time travelers and had developed a negative opinion of "ray guns".[2]


Batman: The Animated Series

Justice League Unlimited


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Altieri, Kevin, Dini, Paul, Timm, Bruce W. (story) & Lansdale, Joe R. (teleplay) & Altieri, Kevin (director) & September 12, 1995). "Showdown". Batman: The Animated Series. Season 4. Episode 2 (airdate). Episode 78 (production). FOX Kids.
  2. 2.0 2.1 McDuffie, Dwayne (writer) & Riba, Dan (director) (January 22, 2005). "The Once and Future Thing Part One: Weird Western Tales". Justice League Unlimited. Season 1. Episode 12 (airdate). Episode 12 (production). Cartoon Network.

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