I have often wondered who should be the permanent chairperson of the Justice League. It’s just my opinion but never knowing for certain who the new chair is and for how long makes it less interesting. That said who do you think it should be?
Keep in mind that all characters have a shortcoming when it comes to managing others as well as how they interact with others. In addition to their own flaws. So please don’t vote just based on who you like.
I do not think there should be a “permanent chair.” We like to look for structure and chain of command, but the Justice League is a team of equals. But if it’s gotta be somebody, it should be Martian Manhunter, who keeps the unit together and dedicates his whole self to the team, where the others have a lot of other stuff going on.
I agree I don’t think there should be one leader…I think too much power never ends well
I think if I HAD to choose one it would be Batman because I feel like he has the best strategic mind…but I still don’t think he should be the permanent leader
Ideally the actual plan would be an agreed on leader based on the event. For example if you are dealing with a rogue lantern it makes sense Green Lantern leads due to knowing how this person thinks. If you need great strategy then I am in charge. If you need to focus on keeping the civilians safe then Clark or flash (etc.).
In-continuity arguments aside, on a meta level, I always mentally perceive Superman as the leader of the Justice League (whenever he’s a member, that is). Being the first and historically most important superhero kind of does that. It’s one thing to say that all of the members of the Justice League are equals and that they treat each other as such, but really, Superman is primus inter pares.
Rotating leaders through time can also give you different leadership and group dynamics which can make stories more interesting. Plus, leading the JLA would be time consuming. And, if I were writing I may have one person be the chairman responsible for infrastructure, financing, recruiting etc, and another as the tactical commander. Those are not the same skill sets.