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STARLabs

The Metropolis building of S.T.A.R. Labs.

S.T.A.R. Labs was a facility located in Metropolis, with other branches in cities such as Gotham City[1] and Paris.[2]

History

Emil Hamilton served as the lab's director and chief scientist for the Metropolis branch.[3] The lab was not limited to one area of study; everything from mutagenic studies to medicine was researched. Superman formed a research partnership with the organization where he allowed them access to his advanced technology; in return, they helped him cope with several problems he faced, such as his weakness to Kryptonite.[3] He also came here to talk to Hamilton and seek his advice and assistance.[4] The facility was also equipped to perform surgery and provide at least short-term medical care, as Superman brought Supergirl[5] and Orion[6] here for emergency treatment.

In the years leading up to the Cadmus Crisis, the organization seems to have been used as something of a front and tool for the Cadmus Project, as the theft of Kryptonite from the lab was orchestrated by Cadmus, with Emil Hamilton's knowledge.[7] Also, some of the technology used by the Cadmus Project may have been developed here, as Professor Hamilton also occupied a senior position on the Cadmus Project's staff.[8] Superman's alternate suits were housed here, including the anti-Kryptonite suit and a space suit.

The Paris branch of S.T.A.R. Labs was subject to a break-in by Kaznian operatives employed by Vandal Savage; despite the efforts of Batman, they successfully stole a targeting device later used in Savage's Mass Driver.[2]

Parasite was housed at the Metropolis-based S.T.A.R until a special cell could be built for him at Stryker's Prison.[9]

Known employees

Appearances

Batman: The Animated Series

Superman: The Animated Series

Justice League

Justice League Unlimited

References

  1. Gilroy, Henry, Derek, Sean Catherine (writers) & Kirkland, Boyd (director) (September 15, 1992). "Nothing to Fear". Batman: The Animated Series. Season 1. Episode 10 (airdate). Episode 3 (production). FOX Kids.
  2. 2.0 2.1 Justice League, "Maid of Honor"
  3. 3.0 3.1 Bader, Hilary J. (writer) & Tomonaga, Kazuhide (director) (September 14, 1996). "A Little Piece of Home". Superman: The Animated Series. Season 1. Episode 5 (airdate). Episode 5 (production). Kids WB!.
  4. Superman: The Animated Series, "Blasts From the Past"
  5. Superman: The Animated Series, "Legacy"
  6. Superman: The Animated Series, "Apokolips... Now!"
  7. McDuffie, Dwayne (story) & DeMatteis, J.M. (teleplay) & Riba, Dan (director) (June 11, 2005). "Clash". Justice League Unlimited. Season 1. Episode 20 (airdate). Episode 20 (production). Cartoon Network.
  8. McDuffie, Dwayne (story) & DeMatteis, J.M. (teleplay) & Dos Santos, Joaquim (director) (December 4, 2004). "Ultimatum". Justice League Unlimited. Season 1. Episode 9 (airdate). Episode 9 (production). Cartoon Network. & "The Doomsday Sanction"
  9. 9.0 9.1 Goodman, Robert (writer) & Riba, Dan (director) (September 21, 1996). "Feeding Time". Superman: The Animated Series. Season 1. Episode 6 (airdate). Episode 7 (production). Kids WB!.
  10. Berkowitz, Stan (writer) & Aoyama, Hiroyuki (director) (February 15, 1997). "Two's a Crowd". Superman: The Animated Series. Season 1. Episode 13 (airdate). Episode 13 (production). Kids WB!.
  11. 11.0 11.1 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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