A split image of the Big Seven Justice League and the Justice League International

The Justice League is DC’s greatest superteam. The team has evolved in many ways over the years, going from a group that just contained the biggest heroes on Earth to a multi-faceted force, one that brought in all kinds of heroes over the years. The League has faced down the deadliest threats imaginable, saving the Multiverse many times over.

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The League is an incredibly successful team, but there’s always room for improvement. There are tactical improvements the team could make that would make them even more efficient. The Justice League is the best, but with a few tweaks could be even better.

10/10 The Justice League Needs To Learn From Their Loses

DC Comics' Death of the Justice League, when the team fought the Dark Army

As hard as it is to imagine, the Justice League does lose. It’s a rare occurrence, but it’s happened at the worst possible times, most recently in Joshua Williamson and Daniel Sampere’s Dark Crisis. The thing about the Justice League is that the team can be quite hubristic; it’s not something they do on purpose, but the team often buys into its own hype. Many of their losses come from this attitude.

This is why the Justice League needs to learn from its losses. Members like Batman, Wonder Woman, Aquaman, and Martian Manhunter are expert tacticians and can comb through the records of the League’s losses, identifying the team’s weaknesses. This way, the group can literally learn from their losses, shoring up the areas where they’re deficient.

9/10 Superman Can’t Always Save The Day

Superman flying forward in DC Comics

Superman is the core of the Justice League. Even when he’s not the leader of the team, the Man of Steel is the one that everyone depends on. His mixture of powers and experience has made him an invaluable member of the team, allowing him to come through when no one else can. The League depends on Superman for a lot of things, but that can be a mistake.

Superman has a history of swooping in and saving the day, but the League can’t depend on that. Many enemies understand how to take Superman out, nullifying him and putting the Justice League on their back foot. The League has to learn that as useful as Superman can be, having a plan B is always a good idea.

8/10 More Justice League Satellite Teams Is A Good Thing

Wonder Woman and the JL Dark in the jaws of a monster in DC Comics

The Justice League Dark has been wildly successful. Bringing together the most powerful magical heroes of the DC Universe to battle the biggest magical threats has worked like gangbusters and it begs the question: why doesn’t the League do it more? Why isn’t there a Justice League science team, with various super-geniuses taking on mad scientists? Why isn’t there a space-based League?

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The main Justice League can’t handle every threat. Putting together new satellite teams, much like the Justice League Dark, would make a lot of sense. The League has access to every hero on Earth and beyond; they can build multiple different teams for any situation.

7/10 The Justice League Needs To Bring In More Young Heroes

Young Justice including Cassie, Conner, Tim, Courtney, Ray and others

The younger heroes of the DC Universe are the cream of the crop. Whether they be the brave members of the Teen Titans, the powerful heroes of Young Justice, or the various sidekicks and legacy heroes, there is a lot of young heroic talent ready to hit the next level. These young heroes have proved themselves time and again, and the Justice League could use some of them to bolster the ranks.

The Justice League is a place where the best young heroes can learn to be better. It also would be an influx of new blood into the team. Young heroes with new ideas and ways of doing things would revolutionize the often staid League.

6/10 The Justice League’s B-Listers Can Be Depended Upon

The League Greets The UN In Justice League International

The Justice League has the best B-list heroes around. Only in the League could someone like Shazam or Aquaman be considered a B-lister. The League’s expansion beyond the Big Seven was a godsend for the group, bringing in a reliable group of “lesser” heroes that did things that the League couldn’t do before.

The Justice League’s B-listers are a big reason the team has been so successful in the past. There’s a reason the Satellite Era League is such a beloved and successful League roster. They let their B-list members do a lot of heavy lifting, working to their strengths.

5/10 The Justice League Should Headhunt From Other Teams

DC Comics' JLA/JSA: Virtue And Vice

The DC Universe is full of great teams, all of whom know to follow the Justice League’s lead when worst comes to worst. The League are the leaders of DC’s hero community, and groups like the Teen Titans, Justice Society, Outsiders, and more will always line up behind the big guns. However, there’s a more efficient way for the Justice League to use talent from other groups.

The Justice League could just recruit from these other groups. Headhunting might be frowned upon in some circles, but it makes sense. Heroes having dual memberships in groups isn’t a dealbreaker, and the Justice League having more power is better in the long run.

4/10 Martian Manhunter Is The Justice League’s Secret Weapon

DC Comics' Martian Manhunter (J'Onn J'Onzz) flying through the night sky

Many members of the Justice League are scary, but few of them can match Martian Manhunter. J’onn J’onnz is the Swiss Army knife of the Justice League; he has the best set of powers of anyone on the team and experience that few others can match. J’onn lives and breathes the League; he’s the team’s secret weapon.

Everyone looks to Superman to save the day, but Martian Manhunter can do everything Superman can and then some. His telepathy gives him options that no other hero on the team has. His shapeshifting powers make him an expert infiltrator, and he has nearly unmatched physical might. Falling back on Martian Manhunter is never a bad idea.

3/10 Batman’s Plans Can Be Harmful But They’re The Best Thing Going

Batman looks down at a defeated Justice League in JLA Tower of Babel by DC Comics

Batman is the League’s master tactician, something that has bitten the team several times. For example, Batman having plans to take down the team in case they do rogue is a good idea, as long as everyone knows they were made. Brother Eye is not a terrible idea, as long as it’s not a secret.

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Even with these mistakes, Batman’s plans are still the best things going. Members of the Justice League don’t always trust the Dark Knight, but he’s the one to go to when they need a plan. They shouldn’t hold Batman back, but let him do whatever he wants. He doesn’t need to give them all the info on everything, he just has to not keep it secret.

2/10 The Big Seven Should Always Be The Core Of The Justice League

The Justice League band together in JLA: New World Order.

The Justice League’s rosters are always powerful, but a lot of that comes from the core of the team. The Big Seven consists of Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman, Green Lantern, Flash, Aquaman, and Martian Manhunter. They formed the core of the group for years and continuously return to the League.

There have been formidable Justice Leagues without the Big Seven, but these heroes bring something to the League that no one else does. The Big Seven shouldn’t be the entire team, but they form the perfect core of the group, a great building point for the biggest team out there.

1/10 The Justice League Needs To Be As Diversified As Possible

the satellite era justice league roster running down a cave together in DC comics

The Big Seven are great, but the Justice League can’t just depend on the core. The biggest strength of the League isn’t just the big guns. It also isn’t just the B-listers. The strength of the Justice League is all of it put together. That’s why the team works so well; they use everything they have in concert to defeat their enemies and save the Multiverse.

The Justice League fails when it depends too much on the Big Seven or too much on the heroes outside that vaunted number. In order to succeed, the League has to have as diverse a heroic line-up as possible. They need a mixture of powerhouses and specialized heroes, a true league of heroic talent.

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