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Plastic Man
Affiliations: Justice League
Abilities: Stretch and shape his body

"We don't need two stretchy guys."
Green Lantern[1]

Plastic Man was a member of the Justice League after the Thanagarian invasion.


Plastic Man helped the Justice League fight Mordru when he tore up Metropolis. During the battle, Green Lantern told Elongated Man that Plastic Man was already on the scene, and the League did not need two "stretchy guys" at the time. This left Elongated Man crestfallen, as he was relegated to crowd control for much of the mission.

Powers and abilities

Plastic Man's powers were similar to Elongated Man's, only he could not turn into a vase and other complex objects.

Background information

In the comics, Plastic Man is Patrick "Eel" O'Brian. Originally an asset of Quality Comics, he was acquired by DC when that company went out of business. He stayed unused in the comics until the 80's, by which time the character of Elongated Man was created.

Plastic Man was never actually shown on-screen, nor did he have any lines during the Justice League Unlimited episode "The Greatest Story Never Told".

In the spin-off comic The Batman Adventures, Eel O'Brian is a supporting character in the False Face Society-story arc, where he is a foot soldier of Black Mask and the (somewhat comedic) partner of "Matches Malone". O'Brian tends to decry those who have gotten on his bad side as "putrid punks," which was a phrase Eel was known to use from his early comic book adventures, during his time as a gangster before the chemical accident and change of heart that made him the superhero Plastic Man.


Justice League Unlimited


  1. Kreisberg, Andrew (writer) & Riba, Dan (director) (September 11, 2004). "The Greatest Story Never Told". Justice League Unlimited. Season 1. Episode 7 (airdate). Episode 8 (production). Cartoon Network.

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