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A list of characters in the {{Franchise/DCAU}} who first became prominent in ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeague'' and ''Unlimited''. ---- [[foldercontrol]] [[folder:The Founding members]] !The League * {{Badass}} * BigGood: The founding members of the League are this. * ColorCodedCharacters: In early promos, Superman - Red; Batman - Blue; Wonder Woman - Yellow; Green Lantern - Green; Flash - Orange; Hawkgirl - Gold; Martian Manhunter - Teal. * DemotedToExtra: They suffer this to some extent in the last season. Despite being the main characters, they only appear in less than half of the final thirteen episodes, with some episodes ("Patriot Act," "Grudge Match" and "Alive!") focusing on recurring characters instead. * {{Determinator}}s: All of them. * {{Foil}}: ** AllWorkVsAllPlay: GL and Flash ** BrainsAndBrawn: Batman and Superman * JumpedAtTheCall: In the pilot Superman and Batman investigate Martian Manhunter's distress call. After they rescue him J'ohnn calls for back up and the other 4 are the only heroes that respond. At first it seems like they're the only active heroes in this continuity but by the time Unlimited rolls around its clear that [[LoadsAndLoadsOfCharacters a lot of other people could've responded to the call if they wanted to.]] * TheTeam - They all play a variety of roles especially since they rarely ever did any missions as a full team of seven. Most consistently however: ** TheHero / TheLeader: Superman (The founder, 'first among equals,' and [[TheCape embodies the League's best ideals]]) ** TheLancer / TheAce: Batman (An HonoraryTrueCompanion and AloofAlly before joining officially. [[TheCowl Superman's foil]] and [[Franchise/{{Batman}} good at everything by virtue of being Batman]].) ** TheChick: Franchise/WonderWoman ([[FishOutOfWater New to 'Man's World.']] Likes to dabble in being a normal woman when she's [[BloodKnight not on duty]]) ** StraightMan: Green Lantern ([[ByTheBookCop The most disciplined and take charge member]], though he has less clout than the Trinity above) ** PluckyComicRelief / TheHeart: The Flash (Lighthearted [[DeadpanSnarker wisecracker]], but the team would fall apart or [[BadFuture change drastically without him]]) ** TheBigGuy: Hawkgirl (despite [[PintsizedPowerhouse physically being the smallest]] by far she rushes head first at any situation) ** TheSmartGuy / MissionControl: Martian Manhunter (Uses mental powers to gain knowledge no one else could. Assigns duties for the expanded league.) * TokenMinority: GL is black, Hawkgirl and the Thanagarians are meant to be [[SpaceJews vaguely Hispanic]]. The team averts the SmurfettePrinciple by having [[TwoGirlsToATeam two core female members however.]] ** Batman gets called out as a 'minority' among the League as TheTeamNormal, but if anything it only fuels his fire to continue being TheAce despite not having powers. * TrueCompanions: They grow to genuinely care for each other, even referring to each other on a FirstNameBasis while very few outside of the 7 founding members even know their secret identities. * TwoGirlsToATeam: Hawkgirl and WonderWoman, two out of seven. While their appearances might suggest a TomboyAndGirlyGirl dynamic, the actual contrast was in their experience (with WonderWoman as the NaiveNewcomer and Hawkgirl as a bit of a cynic) and in their attitudes towards men, with WonderWoman having a touch of WomenAreWiser at first. Notably, neither was The Chick, as that role was filled by The Flash. -->'''Wonder Woman:''' [[{{StrawFeminist}} You men!]] Unless you do it on your own it doesn't count! -->'''Hawkgirl:''' It's not just the men, [[{{CurseCutShort}} you stuck-up...]] !!Franchise/{{Superman}} --> ''"[[WorldOfCardboardSpeech I feel like I live in a world made of cardboard]] -- always taking constant care not to break something, to break '''someone.''' Never allowing myself to lose control, even for a moment, or someone could die. But you can take it, can't you, [[{{Darkseid}} big man]]?"'' -->'''ALTER EGO:''' Kal-El/Clark Kent\\ '''Voiced By:''' Creator/TimDaly in ''WesternAnimation/SupermanTheAnimatedSeries'', Creator/GeorgeNewbern in ''Justice League'' ->Abilities: super strength, invulnerability, super speed, flight, super senses, heat vision [[Characters/DCAUSupermanTheAnimatedSeries See here for more info]]. !!Franchise/{{Batman}} -->''"I'm not really a 'people person'. But when you need help - and you will - call me."''\\ '''ALTER EGO:''' Bruce Wayne\\ '''Voiced By:''' Creator/KevinConroy ->Abilities: peak human condition, utility belt, martial artist, detective [[Characters/DCAUBatmanTheAnimatedSeries See here for more info]]. !!Franchise/WonderWoman [[quoteright:330:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/Wonder_Woman_7086.png]] -->''Hera, give me strength!''\\ '''ALTER EGO:''' Diana, Princess of Themyscera\\ '''Voiced By:''' Creator/SusanEisenberg ->Abilities: super strength, super reflexes, flight, magic lasso and bracelets The proverbial "stranger in a strange land." In the DCAU, she defied her mother's admonition to leave matters of Man's World alone, at the time the Imperium were attacking, and stole her outfit from Athena's temple before venturing out in response to the Martian Manhunter's telepathic summons. * ActionGirl * [[AllGirlsWantBadBoys All Girls Want Anti-Heroes]]: She develops a crush on Batman, which Batman refuses to explore further, much to her frustration. -->'''Wonder Woman''': No, no dating for the Batman. It might cut into your brooding time. -->'''Batman''': One, dating within the team always leads to disaster. Two, you're a princess from a society of immortal warriors, I'm a rich kid with issues -- lots of issues. ** "The Brave and the Bold" though, shows Bruce in fear when he fears Diana was crushed by a missle, and tries to dig her out and shouting her name. So he's NotSoDifferent. ** "This Little Piggy" had him dig into his HiddenDepths to sing "Am I Blue?" for Circe, and in front of Zatanna as well once he realizes all fighting is doing is hastening Diana's (now a Porcine BalefulPolymorph--aka "Wonder Pig"--thanks to Circe's magic) demise as Circe isn't going to give up how to turn Diana back with hostility. He might not explore too far down, but there's very little he wouldn't do for Diana when it comes to it. * AlliterativeName * ArtificialHuman: The series goes with her Silver Age origin, where Hippolyta sculpted the infant Diana out of clay. This is hinted at in "Maid of Honor" where Princess Audrey teases Diana about having "feet of clay," to which Diana replies, "You have no idea." ** Hades later claims her origins to be [[spoiler: [[LukeIAmYourFather a bit different]] than what she believed]]. * TheArtifact: In this version, her costume's design makes even less sense than it does in most others, but (of course) it's far too iconic to change. In the first episode, Diana finds it laid out on an altar in an ancient Themysciran temple built to honor Athena; apparently, [[CaptainPatriotic the American flag]] and [[BroughtToYouByTheLetterS the letter "W"]] both existed in Ancient Greece. * BadassPrincess ** {{Ambadassador}}: In the final season. Diana (at her mother's request) represents Themyscira at the world global warming conference. * BerserkButton: Do not question what she wears (or doesn't in that matter), EVER. * BloodKnight: Has shades of this on occasion. In "Hawk and Dove", she is ''livid'' at a gang of bank robbers for disrupting her "day off" and was about to give the leader a ''very'' severe beating until J'onn J'onzz intervened and called her back for a mission. * BoobsOfSteel * [[BroughtToYouByTheLetterS Brought To You By The Letters WW]] * ChainmailBikini: Her ChestInsignia, which is designed to resemble two W's. Also see the trope immediately above. * ChronicHeroSyndrome: Very notable in the show. During the Thanagarian Invasion, she risked blowing her cover while hiding to save a couple from falling debris. Also, when they traveled back in time to the old west, she insisted they save a man taken to jail even though it hardly had any significance. * CoolPlane: Her invisible jet, later in the series. * ClapYourHandsIfYouBelieve: Despite being super strong, she sometimes exclaims "Hera give me strength!" Which maxes her strength out to the point where it rivals Franchise/{{Superman}}'s. She even states that there were times that without her belief in Hera, she would not have been successful. * {{Determinator}}: Oh, yes. Just watch her fight against Mongul--he's [[CurbStompBattle thrashing her all across the Fortress of Solitude]], yet she still refuses to stay down even when it becomes clear that she'll die if she suffers any more punishment. * DoesNotLikeMen: Traces of it showed up here and there throughout the early episodes, with "Fury" being one of the more noteworthy examples. In her case it was excusable, since she'd grown up on an island with no men, and she did get CharacterDevelopment. ** She ''completely'' averts this after the 1st season, to the point of showing romantic interest in various men throughout the series. * [[EtTuBrute Et Tu, Hawkgirl?]]: At first. * EverythingsBetterWithPrincesses * TheExile: After "Paradise Lost". * FlyingBrick: She's able to go toe-to-toe with Superman [[spoiler:though that was a case of TomatoInTheMirror]]. * HotBlooded * ImmortalImmaturity: If anything, she often acts significantly ''less'' mature than she looks, despite actually being thousands of years old. * ImpossibleHourglassFigure * ImprobableAimingSkills: Somehow manages to throw a ''dagger'' with her ''mouth'' and hit a tiny button on a control panel in ''Starcrossed''. * ImprobableWeaponUser: On one occasion she used her ''tiara'' as a PrecisionGuidedBoomerang. * JerkWithAHeartOfGold: Though the jerk part lessens more and more over the course of the series. * JumpedAtTheCall * KnightTemplar: On at least two occasions, someone has had to stop her from breaking the ThouShaltNotKill maxim (The Flash prevents her from killing Toyman in "Hereafter," and J'onn stops her from killing a random crook and later calls her out on it in "Hawk and Dove"). * [[spoiler: LukeIAmYourFather: Hades says that he and Hippolyta sculpted Diana together, making him her "father" of sorts. Diana doesn't angst over this, at least not visibly]]. ** The way he was speaking, Hades may have meant a different kind of ''[[GettingCrapPastTheRadar sculpting]]''. * MsFanservice ** InnocentFanserviceGirl: Seen as early as "Secret Origins." --> '''Flash:''' ''(sees her for the first time)'' Where have you been all my life? --> '''Wonder Woman:''' ''(confused)'' Themyscira. ** To be fair though, Flash hits on every hot girl he sees, not just Diana. ** There's also this exchange from "Eclipsed," where her outfit has been criticized by a talk show host who's giving the League a bad name. --> '''Wonder Woman:''' ''(angrily)'' What's wrong with the way I look?! --> '''Flash:''' ''(to Green Lantern)'' [[DeadpanSnarker You wanna answer that]]? * NaiveNewcomer: In the first season. * PowerLimiter: Isn't the absence of her lasso's truth-forcing magic conspicuous? [[spoiler:Turns out her armor's power was limited because she stole it. Hippolyta unlocks the armor's full-potential, including the lasso's magic, in ''Unlimited'' episode "The Balance"]]. * OhMyGods: "Great Hera!" A serial offender, that's pretty much her CatchPhrase. ** Parodied by Flash in the first part of "The Savage Time": "Great Jumpin' Hera!" * OneGenderRace: [[LadyLand Themyscera]]. * PoliticallyActivePrincess: Only in the final season. * RebelliousPrincess * RequisiteRoyalRegalia: ** Her tiara. ** She dons a more extravagant outfit of white and gold that possibly crosses over with BlingOfWar to attend Superman's funeral in ''Hereafter''. * RoyalBrat: In early episodes. It caused Green Lantern to address her as "princess" in a decidedly unflattering manner at times. * RoyalsWhoActuallyDoSomething * StatuesqueStunner: As with any other adaptation, stands just inches below Batman (confirmed 6'3") and Superman. * SuperReflexes: ''Bullets-and-bracelets'', anyone? * SuperStrength * TinyTyrannicalGirl: She becomes this in the episode "Kid Stuff" when she is briefly transformed back into a bossy 8-year-old girl, voiced by Creator/DakotaFanning: --> '''Little Girl:''' You can't tell us what to do! You're not our mom!\\ '''Young Wonder Woman:''' No, but I promise you, we ''will'' find all your moms. And [[TheStoolPigeon I'm gonna]] '''[[DontTellMama TELL]]'''! * TransformationSequence: In "To Another Shore," she displays the ability to transform from civilian attire into her Wonder Woman outfit by [[EverythingsBetterWithSpinning spinning in place]] [[MythologyGag for a few seconds]]. * UnresolvedSexualTension: With Batman, to her frustration. The comic reveals that she ended up with Justice LORD Batman. * VictoriasSecretCompartment: "Dark Heart" features a sequence where she carried Comicbook/TheAtom in her cleavage. Good thing she didn't inhale... * ViolentlyProtectiveGirlfriend: Diana implies that she would be one for Batman if he ever finally agreed to date her. --> '''Batman:''' [[ItsNotYouItsMyEnemies If my enemies knew I had someone special]], they wouldn't rest until they'd gotten to me through her.\\ ''(Diana crushes the head of the gargoyle statue her hand is on)''\\ '''Wonder Woman:''' Next. * VitriolicBestBuds: With Shayera. Especially after the Thanagarian Invasion. * YouCantGoHomeAgain: In "Paradise Lost," for violating Themyscera's edict forbidding men to be brought there. It's eventually revoked out of necessity in "The Balance." !!Green Lantern [[quoteright:330:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/John_Stewart_JLU_3135.png]] -->''We all need to be held accountable. We have too much power not to be.''\\ '''ALTER EGO:''' John Stewart\\ '''Voiced By:''' Creator/PhilLaMarr ->Abilities: power ring can create constructs, force fields and project energy, flight Hard-nosed and no-nonsense when first introduced, John Stewart had been patrolling deep space as a Green Lantern for 10 years prior to the start of the series. According to the series' promotional info, because of his by-the-book approach to super-heroics, he tended to treat his fellow Leaguers like well-intentioned rookies. Between "Starcrossed" and the beginning of ''Unlimited'', he [[BaldOfAwesome shaved his head bald]] and began sporting a [[BadassBeard goatee]]. * ActorAllusion: "Legends" reveals that John has a fondness for the Justice Guild of America, a team of comic book heroes in-universe. Phil [=LaMarr=] is a massive comic book fan in real life. * ArbitrarySkepticism: A particularly jarring example early in the series, in "The Brave and the Bold," where he expresses disbelief at Flash's story about a talking gorilla (Solovar). Flash, quite justifiably, calls him out on it. -->'''Flash:''' Hey, we've both got [[ComicBook/MartianManhunter a Martian's]] phone number on our speed dial. I think I deserve the benefit of the doubt here. * AttentionDeficitOohShiny: His 8-year-old self in the episode "Kid Stuff." -->'''Young Green Lantern:''' I'll make a laser cannon! No, a missile launcher! Oh oh! I know!\\ '''Young Batman:''' Just pick something! * BadassBaritone: As voiced by Phil Lamarr. * BadassBeard: Sports one in ''Unlimited''. * BadassCreed: [[Characters/GLGreenLanternCorps You know the one.]] * BadassLongcoat: Commonly wears a brown coat on his off-time. An emerald longcoat also appears to be Green Lantern Corps formal wear according to ''Hereafter''. ** The WesternAnimation/StaticShock episode "Fallen Hero" has him with it when he gets to Dakota. * BadassNormal: During "The Savage Time," [[BroughtDownToNormal when his ring's run out of juice]], his previous skills at [[GoodOldFisticuffs hand-to-hand combat]] and [[MilitarySuperhero weapons usage]] from his time in the Marines serve him in good stead. * BaldBlackLeaderGuy: Several times in ''Unlimited''. * BaldOfAwesome: In ''Unlimited''. * BarrierWarrior: A frequent defensive use of his powers. * BashBrothers: With Flash. * BoringButPractical: How he used his ring's powers during the first two seasons--he used simple energy beams and spherical barriers for the most part. Katma Tui later called him out on it (giving an in-universe voice to fan backlash on the same point--he's known in the mainline DC universe for extremely detailed and complex constructs), following which his use of the ring became more AwesomeButImpractical. This is lampshaded later on in an episode of ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeague Unlimited'' where he is temporarily turned back into a kid and starts making all kinds of crazy constructs. * BroughtDownToBadass: In "The Savage Time," after having expended most of the ring's power to tow the Javelin back to the Watchtower, he's forced to rely on his prowess as a MilitarySuperhero. ** And again in "Starcrossed", when Hro Talak destroys his power ring and he has to fight him as just a mortal human. * BruiserWithASoftCenter * [[ByTheBookCop By-the-Book Superhero]]: Given his military background, especially apparent in the early seasons. He loosens up a bit over the course of the series. * ClearMyName: John had two episodes, though not in the same series. "In Blackest Night" for WesternAnimation/JusticeLeague (he was charged with destroying a planet [[spoiler: but framed by Kanjar Ro through the Manhunters]]), and "Fallen Hero" in WesternAnimation/StaticShock (he was charged with Earth robberies [[spoiler: but framed by Sinestro, who impersonated John]]). * TheComicallySerious: At first. Eventually becomes a DeadpanSnarker, possibly due to Flash rubbing off on him. * {{Flight}}: Via the GreenLanternRing. * GreenLanternRing: Obviously. * HeroicWillpower * HeterosexualLifePartners: With Flash. * HiddenDepths: His favorite film is ''Film/OldYeller''. * ImportantHaircut: As outlined above; however, Shayera didn't appreciate the change. -->'''John:''' ''(surprised to see Shayera again)'' Shayera?\\ '''Shayera:''' ''({{Beat}})'' Hate the beard. * InterspeciesRomance: With Katma Tui (a Korugarian) and later with Shayera Hol (a Thanagarian). * JerkWithAHeartOfGold * MilitarySuperhero: He served in the Marines prior to becoming a Green Lantern. * NumberTwo: Due to Batman's more [[AloofAlly aloof nature]], Green Lantern often acted as the unspoken Second-in-Command. * OfficialCouple: Initially with Shayera in the original series. Then with Vixen in ''Unlimited''. This later becomes an awkward LoveTriangle after Shayera rejoins the League [[spoiler:and after he discovers that they have a son in the future.]] * ReincarnationRomance: [[spoiler:With Shayera]]. * RememberTheNewGuy: He counts as this, though his example isn't as obvious as Hawkgirl's because the Green Lantern Corps and their individual members had already been shown in the earlier ''WesternAnimation/SupermanTheAnimatedSeries'' episode "In Brightest Day" (where new recruit Kyle Rayner was the focus character). * ScrewDestiny: Even after [[spoiler:going to the future and seeing his son by Shayera]], he's determined that any possible relationship with Shayera should be based on how they're feeling ''now'', not BecauseDestinySaysSo. -->'''John:''' I will not be destiny's puppet. * SemperFi: He's a former Marine. When the League got transported to WWII and his ring was running on fumes, his experience helped get him in with Sgt. Rock's Easy Company. * SpacePolice * SpotlightStealingSquad: Well, in ''Justice League''. * StraightManAndWiseGuy: The Straight Man to Flash's Wise Guy. * StrangerInAFamiliarLand: His greatest fear is no longer belonging in the neighborhood he grew up. * TokenMinority: One of the complaints made about him in the early episodes. Supposedly, ''this'' is why John Stewart was chosen for the team despite the DCAU already having an established Green Lantern introduced in ''WesternAnimation/SupermanTheAnimatedSeries'', ([[CompositeCharacter a Hal Jordan-like Kyle Rayner]]). However, it helps that Stewart did occasionally appear in the ''JLA'' comic book years before when he was Hal Jordan's backup. ** WordOfGod is that they actually enjoyed using John quite a bit, because as a lesser-known Lantern, they got more creative freedom with him then they would've gotten with Kyle or Hal. ** Ironically, the show's popularity made people complain, when the [[Film/GreenLantern Green Lantern movie]] started production, about the protagonist being the Caucasian Hal Jordan, as people unfamiliar with the comics believed John was the original guy rather than Hal, and casting a white guy was just Hollywood racism. * WeaksauceWeakness: It's never directly referred to, but [[MythologyGag yellow objects just]] ''[[MythologyGag happen]]'' [[MythologyGag to break through his constructs]]. It doesn't seriously hamper his fights with Sinestro, however. * WorkingWithTheEx: With Katma Tui in "Hearts and Minds," and later with Shayera after "Wake the Dead." * YouHaveToBelieveMe: "Fallen Hero" has him use this to get close to Static to plant his power-depleted ring on Static (and avoid it being taken by Sinestro). !!The Flash [[quoteright:330:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/Flash_DCAU_1570.png]] -->''The bad guys went down, and nobody got hurt. Know what I call that? A really good day.''\\ '''ALTER EGO:''' Wally West\\ '''Voiced By:''' Charlie Schlatter in ''WesternAnimation/SupermanTheAnimatedSeries'', Creator/MichaelRosenbaum in ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeague (Unlimited)'' ->Abilities: super speed, super reflexes, phasing, tornado creation Quite possibly the youngest of the Original Seven, the Flash was first seen in the ''WesternAnimation/SupermanTheAnimatedSeries'' episode "Speed Demons." Initially portrayed as a show-boater and skirt-chaser, he often ran ahead of the others and got into trouble about as fast as he could run. Eventually his importance was expanded on within the series' continuity, starting with the episode "A Better World." * HundredPercentAdorationRating: In Central City, pretty much everyone who isn't a supervillain loves Flash. He also seems to know a lot of the people he saves too, since he directly addresses some of the citizens. * {{Adorkable}} * AlliterativeName: His real name, Wally West. * AllLovingHero: He's even talked supervillains into turning themselves in. * [[spoiler:AscendToAHigherPlaneOfExistence]]: [[spoiler:Subverted, though just barely]]. * BadLiar: "The Great Brain Robbery" [[CrowningMomentOfFunny plays it for humor]]. * BashBrothers: With Green Lantern. * BeneathTheMask: Perhaps best revealed in "Hereafter," after Superman's supposed death. -->'''Flash:''' ''(dejectedly)'' I used to be able to goof around because I always knew (Superman) would have my back. Now all I've got is his example. And that's gonna have to be enough. * BewareTheNiceOnes: As both Justice Lord!Batman and Brainiac!Luthor found out. ** "Secret Society" also shows this trope in action with him. Put it this way: Batman will intimidate information out of you by dangling you over the edge of a rooftop by your legs and threatening to drop you. Flash? He actually ''will'' drop you. And taunt you on the way down. [[spoiler: Subverted in that he can break your fall if he so chooses, though.]] * BigEater: Due to RequiredSecondaryPowers (which [[NoConservationOfEnergy really does not nearly account for how much energy he uses]], but hey, it is comic book physics, we are used to it). * ButtMonkey * [[spoiler:ButNowIMustGo]]: [[spoiler:[[DefiedTrope Defied]] when the other Leaguers pull him out of the Speed Force]]. * ChivalrousPervert: Hits on Wonder Woman and Hawkgirl ''constantly'', is thrilled at the prospect of visiting [[LadyLand Themyscira]], and is not above using his cred as a superhero to chat up the ladies. He's also, well, ''The Flash'', a genuine hero and as gentlemanly as Superman, when it comes down to it. Though, remember, "Because I'm a Stud!" ** This is played for laughs in one episode, where two girls are seriously turned off when he flirts with them; then a car crashes through the diner they're in, and he has to move them to safety before they're crushed, then rush after the driver. Then one of them gets angry at the other for telling her to ignore him! ** When he developed a crush on Fire, he becomes shy and nervous around her. * ClothingDamage: He gets this on a couple of occasions, most especially during "Divided We Fall" and "Flash and Substance." As the latter episode reveals, he's got a drawer full of costume-rings for spare uniforms due to this trope. * CommutingOnABus: He was largely absent during the first season of ''Justice League Unlimited''--making only three voiceless cameos. * CompositeCharacter: He's Wally West with Barry Allen's superhero origin and day job as a forensic scientist. ** However, Barry did exist in the DCAU, but was only shown briefly in a flashback in a [[ExpandedUniverse tie-in comic]]. * TheConscience: For the Justice League and especially for his fellow members of the Original Seven, as "A Better World" reveals. He tries to invoke this with Justice Lord Superman when the other man has Flash at his mercy [[spoiler:but it doesn't work]]. ** Also in "Hereafter", he's the one who stops Wonder Woman from killing Toyman just after Superman is [[spoiler:apparently]] killed, reminding her that it's not what Superman would do. * CorporateSponsoredSuperhero: For Lightspeed Energy Bars in "Eclipsed." * CrouchingMoronHiddenBadass: Okay, so he is touted as the PluckyComicRelief of the founding members, he's a BigEater who stuffs his face often due to RequiredSecondaryPowers, he's a ChivalrousPervert who rarely (if ever) has any luck with the ladies, frequently says the wrong thing at just the wrong time, and is capable of [[FragileSpeedster being taken down in one hit]]. Digested all that? Well, here's what this same guy is capable of doing [[LetsGetDangerous when he quits fooling around]]: rewiring Grodd's MindControl helmet so it'll fry the ape's brain (though he got better), holding his own against Justice Lord Superman and throwing him hard and fast enough to momentarily stun him on impact, tricking Justice Lord Batman into releasing him from his restraints, taking out an entire space-station of armed mooks when sufficiently aggravated, leading a successful infiltration of Apokolips, and [[CurbStompBattle curb-stomping]] Brainiac!Luthor all by himself... and this is all without taking his day-job into consideration. ** In "Eclipsed", he took on the rest of the mind controlled Big Seven ''by himself''. At this point, it only seems fair because he was trying ''not'' to hurt them and they were working without, well, him. * DangerousForbiddenTechnique: Vibrating through an object at high enough super-speed causes that object to ''explode''; hence, he doesn't use it very often. (It's also a MythologyGag, where in the comics he'd cause things to explode by vibrating through them.) ** [[spoiler:"I can never go that fast again. If I do, I don't think I'm coming back."]] * DeadpanSnarker * DemotedToExtra: He had no lines in the first season (of ''Justice League Unlimited'', that is) because of voice actor Michael Rosenbaum's commitments on ''Series/{{Smallville}}'' (though you may not notice simply on the basis that the cast is ''[[LoadsAndLoadsOfCharacters frickin' huge]])''. He came roaring back for the second and third seasons though (in particular the SeasonFinale of the second season), and even [[LampshadeHanging complained to a fellow Leaguer about not getting any respect despite being one of the original seven]]. * DudeWheresMyRespect: In "Ties That Bind," he notes that he's treated like a kid sidekick despite being "one of the original seven." ** It's subverted to some extent, since while Batman would formerly belittle him in the earlier episodes, he's considerably more respectful in the episode ''Flash and Substance'', silently rebuking Orion's condescending tone. More importantly he accepts an invitation to visit the Flash museum in the hometown. * EagleEyeDetection: "Flash and Substance" proves he's capable of this in his day job. * TheFool: Although he does have superpowers and is far from incompetent, he's by far the most lackadaisical of the original Justice League superheroes. He certainly fits the characteristic of living on the edge, all the while having a cheerful (and seemingly naive) attitude, no matter how bad the situation gets. * FragileSpeedster: [[DependingOnTheWriter Most of the time]]. He sometimes leans towards combining it with GlassCannon, or even becoming a full-on LightningBruiser depending on how serious he's getting and how well his RequiredSecondaryPowers are working this week. Especially early on, though, he's often taken out of the fight with one lucky hit. * FreakLabAccident: His hallucinations in "The Brave and the Bold" show the iconic chemical-bath-via-lightning-bolt-through-lab-window origin. * FreakyFridayFlip: With Lex Luthor in "The Great Brain Robbery." * FriendlyEnemy: With the Trickster. * FriendToAllChildren: As shown in "Comfort and Joy," where he seeks to bring a special toy to the children at an orphanage. [[spoiler:Mirror Master later exploits this to trap him in "Flash and Substance," but it fails]]. * FunPersonified: Mostly takes this role, even in his (very, very slightly) serious moments. * TheGlovesComeOff: Similar to Superman, Flash actively holds his powers back. Part of it is due to the outright destructive potential of his powers and other part is [[HiddenDepths his own fear of his powers.]] [[spoiler: The Brainthor fight shows the full effects of this; Flash runs so fast that not only does he almost end his own life, but he causes massive destruction in his path.]] * GoodPeopleHaveGoodSex: If Tala's [[DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything subtext-laden dialogue]] in [[FreakyFridayFlip The Great Brain Robbery]] is to be believed. * HandsomeLech: He's a skirt chaser, but he's also shown to be fairly successful at seducing women. Two random women are seen drooling over him, reporter Linda Park (his wife in the comic) clearly has a crush on him, as does Fire, and Giganta takes time from her "Five Minute" head start to kiss him before fleeing the league. Also, when brain-switched with Lex Luthor, it's revealed by Tala that for all the "Fastest Man alive, huh?" jokes about his... prowess, he's actually a gentle, attentive, and in her words ''enthusiastic'' lover leading to her being disappointed when they switch back. * TheHeart: As outlined in "A Better World," his death in the Justice Lords' universe was the trigger for their turning into {{Knight Templar}}s. But it's better defined in this exchange from "Hereafter", just after everyone thinks Superman's been killed: -->'''Toyman:''' ''(as Wonder Woman holds him by the collar)'' Wh-what are you going to do to me?! -->'''Wonder Woman:''' ''(enraged)'' I'm going to punch a ''hole'' in your head! -->'''Flash:''' ''(restrains her free arm)'' We don't do that to our enemies! -->'''Wonder Woman:''' Speak for yourself! -->'''Flash:''' I'm trying to speak for ''Superman''. -->''(Wonder Woman's anger turns to sorrow, as she realizes what Flash is telling her, and she drops Toyman to the ground)'' ** Also worth noting that while the rest of the founders try to tiptoe around the remaining tension between Wonder Woman and Hawkgirl, Flash is the only one willing to try and get them to break the ice. * HeroesWantRedheads: Wonder Woman's words on seeing him unmasked for the first time: -->'''Wonder Woman:''' ''(ruffling Wally's hair)'' Red hair... it suits you. * HeterosexualLifePartners: With Green Lantern. * IAmNotLeftHanded: As with the below trope, Wally almost ''never'' uses his true power, as most of it is incredibly lethal. Phasing-induced TeleFrag killing, mach punches, and the like aren't really skills befitting someone invoking the KidAppealCharacter. * IncorruptiblePurePureness: The creators could see ''Superman'' potentially turning into a KnightTemplar, but not Flash. * KidAppealCharacter: Though he's also quite popular with the older fanbase. * LameComeback: He's responsible for several. Hey, they can't all be winners. * LegacyCharacter: "Flash and Substance" suggests he's not the first Flash since his old Kid Flash costume is seen in the Flash Museum, along with Jay Garrick's helmet). Later tie-in comics have Jay and Bart Allen make appearances and [[ContinuitySnarl go back and forth on whether Barry actually existed]], although the recent (and definitely canon) ''[[ComicBook/BatmanBeyond Justice League Beyond]]'' implies that there is no Barry. * LetsGetDangerous: If things get really, really bad, he abandons his good-natured playfulness - with devastating results. * MoralityChain: See also TheHeart above. * NiceGuy: It's why the residents of Central City love him. -->'''Orion:''' ''(about Flash)'' Central City builds statues to this...''fool''. Who makes bad jokes! Who concerns himself with [[FriendlyEnemy pitiful men like]] [[IneffectualSympatheticVillain the Trickster]]! I don't understand. -->'''Batman:''' No... you don't. * ObfuscatingStupidity: As Orion declares, "You play the fool to hide a warrior's pain." ** Flash responded with the character quote at the top of this section, and readers may note he's not actually confirming or denying what Orion said. He ''is'' a scientist in his day job and has shown that he has deep fears about what his powers could do to him, but he really is that happy when things go well. * ObliviousToLove: Linda Park all but opens her shirt to flash Wally, but he has no idea she's hitting on him. [[ObfuscatingStupidity Or does he?]] ** To be fair, he knew there were supervillains coming for him, so he needed to focus. * OddFriendship: He and [[DrillSergeantNasty Kilowog]] immediately hit it off, and are shown as good friends throughout Kilowog's appearances despite their differences. * OOCIsSeriousBusiness: While this applies to the other members of the Original Seven on various levels, he's the one that gets it most significantly--whenever he's not cracking a joke or chasing a skirt, you ''know'' the situation is bad. "Divided We Fall" provides perhaps the best example of this trope in action. -->[[spoiler:"Shayera, it's so beautiful here! There's a force... a [[MythologyGag Speed Force]]... [[AscendToAHigherPlaneOfExistence it's calling me home]]. [[ButNowIMustGo I have to go now]]."]] * OvershadowedByAwesome: In this continuity, Flash's status as "The Fastest Man Alive" is always appended by saying Superman and Supergirl are close, and can do [[ComboPlatterPowers much more]]. Flash does however show more control over his speed than Superman ever does. [[WhenAllYouHaveIsAHammer He's a great deal more versatile in his application of super-speed, as well.]] Episodes such as "Eclipsed" and "Divided We Fall" suggest he is indeed faster by far. * PlatonicLifePartners[=/=]LikeBrotherAndSister: With Hawkgirl. -->'''Flash:''' She loves me. Seriously, she's like the big sister I never had. Only, you know, [[PintsizedPowerhouse short]]. * PluckyComicRelief: Often, until he decides to [[LetsGetDangerous get serious]]. * RapidFireFisticuffs: Rains down who knows how many punches thrown at SuperSpeed on the downed [[spoiler: Luther/Brainiac fusion]] near the end of the second season. ** In order to build up enough of a head start, he [[spoiler:''repeatedly ran around the world at super speed.'']] * RedHeadedHero * SadClown: A DefiedTrope - Orion assumes he's this (see ObfuscatingStupidity), but Wally really doesn't care about a destroyed Flash Museum so long as no-one got hurt. * SpeedBlitz: [[LetsGetDangerous When he isn't playing around]]. * SuperReflexes: He's the only member of the League who successfully dodges the pieces of the Eclipso gem when Hawkgirl smashes it with her mace. ''However'', early in the series his shows of power were limited by having him get tripped by obvious items. A ''lot''. * StraightManAndWiseGuy: The Wise Guy to Green Lantern's Straight Man. * SuperSpeed: ''Duh''. * TookALevelInBadass: Played with in that, Franchise/TheFlash always remains down to earth and cheerful but can pull off something unexpected and powerful when the occasion calls for it, in a way that truly changes the game for the entire league. The rest of the team, which tended to condescend to him for his clown-like behavior nature quickly pick up on this and as such, even Batman shows respect to him in the later episodes. ** Two occasions stand out. The first one is when he outsmarts an AlternateUniverse Batman by pulling a BatmanGambit on him by making creative use of his powers that neither him nor main-universe Batman was aware of. This earns him praise from the master himself. ** The other is his defeat of [[spoiler: Brainthor]], regarded in-universe and among his fans as his Crowning Moment of Awesome. * TimeStandsStill: "Only a Dream" reveals this to be Flash's greatest nightmare; specifically, that he'll one day go so fast he'll never be able to slow down again while everything about him appears frozen in place, and thus living out his entire life-span in the time it'll take a little girl to tie her shoelace. * TrademarkFavoriteFood: Seems to have a thing for iced mochas. He is also frequently seen eating large quantities of hamburgers. * TranquilFury: He's scarcely ever shown to be angry, or even aggravated. [[BewareTheNiceOnes However]], as "Secret Society" shows... --> ''(Flash is dangling a thug over a rooftop by his legs)'' --> '''Thug:''' ''(not intimidated)'' Who do you think you are--Batman? --> '''Flash:''' It's been a long night. Just tell me where Shade is, okay? --> '''Thug:''' Look, buddy, I know Batman. I once ratted out a counterfeiter to Batman. --> ''(Flash's face is totally without emotion)'' --> '''Thug:''' And believe me, you are no Batm-- ''(Flash '''drops''' him)'' --[[OhCrap aaAAAAAAAHHHHHHH]]!!! ** There's also the moment in "Maid of Honor" after he's rescued from being {{thrown out the airlock}}: -->'''Green Lantern:''' You're going to be okay.\\ '''Flash:''' Yeah? Wish I could say the same for ''them''.\\ ''(He zips through the station one-punching each of the enemy mooks)'' * TheTrickster: Both himself and his enemy, The Trickster. * VitriolicBestBuds: With Batman, Green Lantern and Hawkgirl. * WeaksauceWeakness: The sheer number of times he's tripped on things he should've seen coming... though part of this may be him limiting his own power, as when he actually ''tries'', he's arguably one of the most dangerous of the original seven. ** Or rather, the writers limiting his power. WordOfGod states that they tended to do this because, otherwise, Flash is so powerful he could beat everybody easily. *** Goes a little far in the other direction though. Very often in early seasons Flash is beat up by ''random {{Mook}}s'', and needs another member of the League to bail him out. * WorfHadTheFlu: Writers intentionally held Flash back in the series to keep him from being overpowered. This lead to the above trope where Flash would find himself struggling with mooks sometimes. Season 2 of ''Unlimited'' showed that when Flash fully stops holding back, he's arguably one of the most powerful members of the group. !!Hawkgirl [[quoteright:235:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/Shayera_DCAU_5606.png]] -->''Less talking, more hitting!''\\ '''ALTER EGO:''' Shayera Hol\\ '''Voiced By:''' Creator/MariaCanalsBarrera ->Abilities: Flight, some degree of super-strength and durability; mace provides electrical attacks and anti-magical field An advance scout for the Thanagarian army, Shayera Hol came to Earth to evaluate its worth as a potential stronghold for her species to occupy in advancing their war against a rival space empire. While on Earth, she adopted the superhero identity of Hawkgirl and, as her cover story, [[ItWasHisSled claimed that she was a cop who got transported there via a]] [[ShoutOut teleportation device called]] [[AdamStrange a Zeta Beam]] [[ItWasHisSled while chasing after a band of criminals]]. * TenMinuteRetirement: Well, it wasn't ten minutes, but she was eventually dragged back into 'the life' when it was a matter of helping a dead friend stay dead. * AchillesHeel: Doctor Fate stood no chance against her with her Nth metal mace. * ActionGirl: See character quote. * AdaptationalVillainy: While the Thangarians were occasionally presented as villains in the comics, this was the first time she ever participated in any sort of plan that could be considered evil. * AllOfTheOtherReindeer: A lot of people, including among the general populace, within the League and even among the Thanagarians [[NeverLiveItDown still haven't forgiven her]] for her role in the Thanagarians' conquest of Earth, as shown in the ''Unlimited'' episode "Hunter's Moon." In the Thangarians' case, it's more, "Because you betrayed us, Thanagar was conquered and Hro Talak is dead." * AntiHero: Type III. * AntiMagic: One of the properties of her mace is to destroy anything magic-related. * TheAtoner: Post-"Starcrossed," beginning with her return in "Wake the Dead." * AttackAttackAttack: Subtlety isn't her strong suit. * {{Badass}} * BareYourMidriff: Her second superhero outfit, pictured. * BecomingTheMask: Before her cover was revealed in "Starcrossed," she played up her story very convincingly. * BettyAndVeronica: She eventually becomes the Betty to Vixen's Veronica in regards to John's Archie. * BloodKnight: By ''far'' the most eager to fight among the original seven. * BoisterousBruiser: "Less talking, more hitting!" * [[CarryABigStick Carry A Big Mace]]: With a touch of AntiMagic for good measure. * CivvieSpandex: Post-"Starcrossed," once she rejoins the League she wears an outfit closely akin to a jogging suit. It's also very similar to the outfits of the regular staff aboard the Watchtower. As her last outfit was part Thanagarian uniform, and there was a need for her to be more connected to the humans after the incident, this change is likely intentional. * ComicBookMoviesDontUseCodenames: An interesting example. She ''initially'' only goes by "Hawkgirl", but she's exclusively called "Shayera" post-"Starcrossed". In this version, her use of her real first name acts as a marker of CharacterDevelopment, as it shows the team looking past her manufactured superhero alter-ego and coming to acknowledge her HiddenDepths. * CoolBigSis: Acts this way toward Flash, when they're not [[DeadpanSnarker sniping at]] [[VitriolicBestBuds each other]]. The best examples of this are "[[CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming Divided We Fall]]" and "[[CrowningMomentOfFunny I Am Legion]]." -->'''Flash:''' She loves me. She's kind of like the big sister I never had. Only, you know, short. * CowboyCop * CuteBruiser: Played fully straight after she ditches her mask. * DeadpanSnarker: Especially had a talent for dishing verbal ownage out on Flash: -->'''Flash:''' Fastest man alive.\\ '''Hawkgirl:''' [[GettingCrapPastTheRadar Which probably explains why you can't get a date.]] * DidYouJustFlipOffCthulhu: As literal a version as the [[GettingCrapPastTheRadar censors]] and {{lawyer|FriendlyCameo}}s will allow: "I have nothing to say. I have a ''gesture'', but my hands are tied." * DistaffCounterpart: To Carter Hall, a.k.a. Hawkman, though she showed up in the series first. * [[DropTheHammer Drop The Mace]] * TheExile: From Thanagar (permanently) and the League (temporarily, and self-imposed[[labelnote:*]]We know the league voted in her favor: Superman and Flash 'aye', Green Lantern abstaining, Wonder Woman 'nay': Batman and Manhunter unknown. Alfred also would've voted in her favor if he had a vote.[[/labelnote]]) after "Starcrossed." * FieryRedhead * {{Flight}}: Most of the League have the ability, but she seems most agile in the air (possibly the real purpose of the wings). * GoodCopBadCop: To Superman in "The Terror Beyond" and GL in "War World". She's ''always'' the bad cop ("Why play against type?"). -->'''Green Lantern:''' You can talk to me... ''(points to Shayera, who's got her mace in hand)'' Or you can talk to ''her''. * HeroesWantRedheads * HiddenDepths: True for most of the main cast, but especially in her case since her public persona [[BloodKnight seems]] [[AttackAttackAttack to be]] [[LeeroyJenkins the simplest one]]. [[spoiler:She's a cover Thanagarian agent planning to prepare what she believes to be the occupation of Earth, gathering intel on her comrades, she was a spy instructor back on her planet, but eventually sides with the League, becoming TheAtoner in the process.]] Even without the persona reasoning, she also shows a great brain for strategy, as seen below under SmartPeoplePlayChess, in outsmarting Batman and Aquaman. ** She [[AttackAttackAttack doesn't tend to apply her strategic skills in fights very often]], though. * HollywoodAtheist: A complex example - though she claims Thanagarians have OutgrownSuchSillySuperstitions, she also wonders aloud that Diana's belief in gods must be comforting. The truth is that [[spoiler:Thanagarians once worshiped ''{{Eldritch Abomination}}s''. They didn't outgrow them, they '''[[DidYouJustFlipOffCthulhu rejected]]''' them, and their Nth Metal technology was developed to '''''[[DidYouJustPunchOutCthulhu kill]]''''' them. This led to them being outright {{Flat Earth Atheist}}s.]] * HotBlooded * IDidWhatIHadToDo: She tries to justify her betrayal in "Starscrossed, Part III". -->"I came to this planet as a patriot. I had a mission and I carried it out... what I couldn't know, was that I would come to care for the Earth and her people, that I'd come to care for all of you. I've spent the last five years torn between my feelings and my duty." * ImpossibleHourglassFigure: Emphasized more than Diana's. * JerkWithAHeartOfGold: Sometimes comes across this way. * TheLadette: Hobbies include [[TheBigGuy smashing things]], chugging {{Gargle Blaster}}s, eating gross foods, starting intergalactic {{Bar Brawl}}s, and GettingCrapPastTheRadar. * LeeroyJenkins: She's quite capable of formulating and following plans when absolutely necessary, but usually she eschews this in favor of [[AttackAttackAttack simply]] [[BoisterousBruiser smashing things]] [[DropTheHammer with her mace]]. ** In "Hunter's Moon", one of the Thanagarians flat-out says that in a hostile environment, she is far more skilled than all of them combined, having been an instructor in espionage strategies. So you can either think that [[BloodKnight it is what she prefers]], or [[AlternateCharacterInterpretation that her strategy of choice is part of her cover story]]. Considering that she is in this story supposed to be part of a SpacePolice, the former may be the most believable. * LoveTriangle: She's involved in ''three'', with John Stewart[=/=]Hro Talak, then with John[=/=]Vixen, and ''then again'' with John[=/=]Hawkman. The lady is certainly busy. * NayTheist: Though post-"Starcrossed," she has had a chance to read [[Literature/TheBible the Good Book]] enough to be GenreSavvy about how to intimidate Tartarus demons in "The Balance." * NotWhatISignedOnFor: She switches sides after learning that the Thanagarian plan isn't to ''occupy'' Earth, but rather to ''destroy'' it. * OddFriendship: With Vixen, her ex's girlfriend. The two have a lot in common, and talk quite casually about their awkward love triangle. Vixen at one point even ''dares'' Shayera to make a move on John Stewart while she's out of town, and the two just smirk. * PintsizedPowerhouse: She's the smallest member of the Justice League (as far as the original members), but probably the most belligerent and will still kick your ass. * PlatonicLifePartners: With Flash. * [[ProudWarriorRaceGuy Proud Warrior Race Girl]]: As we see in the ChristmasEpisode, her idea of celebration involves starting a BarBrawl. * PutOnABus: At the end of "Starcrossed." ** TheBusCameBack: "Wake the Dead." [[spoiler:And before that, a brief cameo at the end of "The Return."]] * ReincarnationRomance: [[spoiler:With Green Lantern ''and'' Hawkman - a LoveTriangle from a ''previous life'' that ended up getting them ''all'' killed]]. * ReformedButRejected: After rejoining the team, Hawkgirl's former betrayal still casts a present among the team. Batman takes her presence in stride while Wonder Woman continues to hold a grudge until she finally forgives her. * RememberTheNewGuy: She was a blatant example of this. She'd never shown up anywhere onscreen in the {{DCAU}} continuity prior to her first appearance in the three-part premiere episode "Secret Origins," but the other main characters evidently already knew who she was. ** "Starcrossed" mentions that she's been on Earth for 5 years now. Highly doubtful that the first two seasons went on for 5 years in-universe. * TheScrappy: InUniverse after the Thanagarian Invasion, she remains hated and distrusted by a large segment of the Earth's population. In one episode, Batman points out that she apparently has a very large {{Hatedom}} on [[InternetBackdraft Internet forums]]. * ScreamingWarrior: On average, it was about one yell for every swing of her mace. The word is that her voice actor ''really'' enjoyed that part of the job. * SheCleansUpNicely: Despite her status as TheLadette, Hawkgirl can still look feminine when she wants to, as exemplified in "Shadow of the Hawk" when she dons a short pink dress for a date: --> '''Green Lantern:''' Shayera, I wanted to... ''(sees her in the dress)'' ''[[DistractedByTheSexy JUDAS PRIEST]]''! * ShipperOnDeck: She encourages Flash to tell Fire how he feels about her in "I Am Legion," and even shifts the position of their Javelin ([[BlatantLies while claiming it was turbulence]]) to get Fire to fall into Flash's lap. * ShootTheDog: [[spoiler:[[TearJerker Has to do this to a resurrected and rampaging Solomon Grundy]]]]. ** She also references [[Film/OldYeller the most famous instance of this trope]], John's favorite movie, before she goes through with it. * SignificantGreenEyedRedhead: She's the current page image. * SmartPeoplePlayChess: The promotional material says she's able to beat ''Batman'' at chess. This isn't entirely unfounded in the show; she knew ''Batman's'' identity without being told. Given how freaking obsessive he is about that, she's obviously much more intelligent that her combat strategy would suggest. Onscreen, Aquaman only beats her because she's too distracted by self-loathing to take him seriously. * SpacePolice: Her cover story prior to "Starcrossed." ** Doubles as a MythologyGag, as in the early 1960s comics Shayera and Katar (there a married couple) were in fact Thanagerian cops who pursued a criminal to Earth and decided to stay there and fight crime as the titular Hawk-heroes. * TakeMyHand: She says the trope name verbatim [[spoiler:before pulling Flash out of the Speed Force]]. * [[spoiler:[[TellMeAboutMyFather Tell Me About My Son]]]]: Sits down beside Batman and asks him this. (TimeTravel was involved.) * [[ThatManIsDead That Girl Is Dead]]: Ever since the Thanagarian invasion, she discarded the identity "Hawkgirl", saying how it was a sham. * VitriolicBestBuds: With Flash and Wonder Woman, the latter more vitriolic after "Starcrossed," and only "buds" after "The Balance." * WeaponOfChoice: Her electrified Nth-metal mace, which is one of the few devices on the planet that can [[PowerNullifier counter]] [[AntiMagic magic]]. * WhyDidItHaveToBeSnakes: In her case, [[{{Claustrophobia}} enclosed spaces]]. * WingedHumanoid: With the wings being part of her biological structure (as opposed to artificial like those of the Hawk-related heroes in the comics). * WorkingWithTheEx: With Green Lantern, after "Wake the Dead." * YouCantGoHomeAgain: Not only is she exiled, but the worst part is that after the Thanagarian invasion failed, their mortal enemies took over their home planet. * YourCheatingHeart: [[spoiler:In a past life, she did this to her husband with his best friend]]. !!Martian Manhunter [[quoteright:200:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/jonnjonzz3_8561.jpg]] -->''Ask yourselves - is being in here with me what you truly desire?''\\ '''ALTER EGO:''' J'onn J'onzz\\ '''Voiced By:''' Creator/CarlLumbly ->Abilities: super strength, flight, shape-shifting, intangibility, telepathy After the conquering race known as the Imperium wiped out all other life on his home planet of Mars, J'onn J'onzz managed to seal them away and set himself as a guard over them to prevent their escape. However, many years later they were unwittingly released by Earth astronauts and set their sights on conquering Earth. With the help of six of Earth's mightiest heroes, J'onn was able to defeat the Imperium, and eventually adopted Earth as his new home. * [[spoiler:TenMinuteRetirement]] * TheAgeless: He was guarding the shapeshifting invaders for [[OlderThanTheyLook 500 years]] prior to the start of the series. And according to him, he's not going to be dying from age anytime soon. * AlienAmongUs: Though it only comes into play when he has to blend in with humans under a disguise. Most of the time he's in his default human-Martian-hybrid form, and those who know of him or are familiar with him in this form know he's from Mars. * AlliterativeName * ApocalypseHow: The fate of his home-world prior to the start of the series. * AsskickingEqualsAuthority: Everyone seems to defer to the founding seven of the league, but J'onn seems to run and direct the League Station. * BadassBaritone * BaldOfAwesome * DeadpanSnarker: Even he joins in sometimes. ---> '''Batman''': (''while helping J'onn fight a bunch of Brainiac drones'') Having fun? ---> '''Martian Manhunter''': (''completely deadpan'') Yes. * EarnYourHappyEnding: From losing his family and planet after years of living a highly introverted lifestyle short of interacting with the founding members, J'onn finds [[spoiler:a new mate on Earth to share a life with, and he even becomes more accustomed to Earthly speech patterns in the last episode seeming more casual in conversation with others.]] * ExposedExtraterrestrials: In his true form...and, technically, the rest of the time as well, since he's a shapeshifter. Even then, he barely wears any clothes, as pictured. Only his Justice Lord counterpart and human alter egos are fully clothed. * {{Flight}} * AFormYouAreComfortableWith: When first met in "Secret Origins," he's in his natural Martian form. Upon being freed, he shifts into his more familiar hybrid form in an effort to gain Batman's trust. -->'''J'onn:''' ''(shifts into hybrid form)'' I am J'onn J'onzz.\\ ''(He holds out his hand to Batman. The Bat doesn't take it, but continues to have eyes narrowed)''\\ '''Superman:''' Don't take it personally, J'onn. He doesn't trust anyone.\\ '''J'onn:''' A wise policy. * GoodIsNotSoft: To Task Force X's dismay. * HumansAreTheRealMonsters: Developed this view in "Tabula Rasa," [[CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming though he found himself proven wrong shortly afterward]]. It came up again, albeit more subtly, in "To Another Shore," resulting in him [[PutOnABus taking a sabbatical from the League]] so he could learn to live among humans. -->'''Wonder Woman:''' You don't like humans very much, do you, J'onn?\\ '''J'onn:''' I don't ''dislike'' them... * IntangibleMan: A frequent method of avoiding attacks. * InterspeciesRomance: He eventually settled down with an elderly Chinese woman. * JourneyToFindOneself: The reason he gets PutOnABus. * KryptoniteFactor: It's hinted through various blink-and-you'll-miss-it moments that he's vulnerable to fire, like his comic book counterpart, although the very sight of it doesn't psychologically cripple him as it did in the comics. He still winds up flying through burning rocket exhaust quite often. * LastOfHisKind: It's a source of angst for him. Morgaine Le Fay exploits it for all it's worth in "A Knight of Shadows". * AMindIsATerribleThingToRead: Happens to him in "Tabula Rasa," leading him to briefly conclude that HumansAreTheRealMonsters. * MindOverManners: In "A Better World," he tells Batman (in response to the Dark Knight's suggestion to read his Justice Lord counterpart's mind to ascertain the truth of his cover story) that Martians can't and won't violate one another's private thoughts in such a manner. As far as most villains go, though, he'll delve into mind-reading to glean information, but that's about it. ** MindRape: In "Starcrossed", he needs to telepathically learn how to fly a Thanagarian fighter... except Thanagarians are naturally resistant to his telepathy. He grimly decides "I'll just have to try harder," and...irreparably brain-damages his subject. The safety of the entire planet depended on him getting that information, but the consequences are shown seasons later, when Craggar shows up again, partially paralyzed and drooling. * MissionControl: In ''Unlimited'', he delegates missions to the expanded League. Then he gets PutOnABus, and Mr. Terrific takes his place in this role. * NaiveNewcomer: To the Earth. * NonhumansLackAttributes: J'onn's true form, and also every other Martian seen in flashbacks. His wife was drawn with narrower shoulders and a slightly emphasized "chestplate" on her exoskeleton, and that's about it. * NotSoAboveItAll: As the end of "The Ties That Bind" can attest. -->'''J'onn''': I was only going to ask if you wanted to play Brawlin' Bots.\\ '''Flash''': Dibs on the green one! (runs off)\\ '''J'onn''': ''I'' wanted the green one... (smirks) * PsychicPowers: Usually of the {{Telepathy}} variety. * PutOnABus: At the end of "To Another Shore." ** [[spoiler:TheBusCameBack]]: [[spoiler:In time for the GrandFinale]]. * ReallySevenHundredYearsOld * RubberForeheadAliens: His natural Martian form: his "everyday" appearance is an attempt at [[ButNotTooBlack But Not Too Green.]] * SecretIdentity: When masquerading as a human, he usually takes the appearance of a brown-haired Caucasian man; most notably, he uses this form when hiding from the Thanagarians alongside Superman (as Clark Kent) in "Starcrossed," and again when he gets PutOnABus in "To Another Shore." [[spoiler:He later takes the form of an elderly Chinese man prior to his return in the GrandFinale]]. * TheSpock * TheStoic -> NotSoStoic: Perhaps best exemplified in "The Ties That Bind." * SuperheroSpeciation: In comics continuity, Superman and Manhunter have a good deal of overlap in abilities. Here their power sets are largely distinct: J'onn favors his intangibility, invisibility, shapeshifting, and telepathy, while his SuperStrength is downplayed and he never demonstrates SuperSpeed, SuperSenses, or EyeBeams at all. * SuperStrength: Although in this series' continuity, it's toned down somewhat. ** Quite a bit actually. He was [[WordofGod stated to be below Superman and Wonder Woman]], because in the comics, he's arguably above both. * VoluntaryShapeshifting: Can transform into any shape he desires, along with becoming intangible and invisible. * WarriorPoet * WarriorTherapist: Acts as Wildcat's therapist in ''Unlimited''. * YouCantGoHomeAgain: Although his old home had been long gone before the start of the series. [[/folder]] [[folder:The Expanded League]] !! '''Aquaman (Arthur)''' ->''Voiced by Miguel Ferrer (''WesternAnimation/SupermanTheAnimatedSeries'') and Scott Rummell (''[[WesternAnimation/JusticeLeague Justice League/Justice League Unlimited]]'')'' ->Abilities: enhanced strength, super swimming, underwater breathing, marine telepathy [[quoteright:200:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/200px-aquapan_2330.jpg]] * AnimalTalk: With marine life, anyway. Up to and including killer whales and the ''Kraken''. * AntiHero / WellIntentionedExtremist: Because of his insistence on his royal prerogatives and his narrow focus on what's best for Atlantis, he sometimes becomes an opponent of other League members. Despite a couple of friendships with other League members he sometimes seems to regard his work with the League as a series of EnemyMine situations. * AnArmAndALeg: Cuts his own hand off to save his son. * {{Atlantis}} * {{Badass}}: They set out to [[RescuedFromTheScrappyHeap make Aquaman awesome]], and it shows. ** BadassBaritone ** BadassBeard: His ''JL'' design is inspired by his redesign in TheNineties, when Creator/PeterDavid wrote him. ** BadassCape ** HandicappedBadass: [[spoiler:He handicapped ''himself'' by severing off his own hand in order to free himself from a deathtrap and save his son!]] * CainAndAbel: With Ocean Master. * ChainedToARock: Is chained to the bottom of an erupting undersea volcano along with his infant son by his usurping brother. He [[spoiler: [[BreakingTheBonds breaks one chain]], then pulls a sharp implement off of his belt and ''hacks his own hand off at the wrist'']] to save the both of them. * ChuckCunninghamSyndrome: After the first season of ''Unlimited'', Aquaman disappeared completely from the series. Warner Bros. was trying to launch a live action Aquaman show (in the same vein as Series/{{Smallville}}) effectively causing an "[[ExecutiveMeddling Aquaman Embargo.]]" * DeadpanSnarker: Mostly deadpan and less-so snarker, but he has his moments. * DemotedToExtra: Despite being one of the founding members of the [[Franchise/JusticeLeagueOfAmerica League]] in the comics, he was replaced by Hawkgirl in the show. He appeared only sporadically, but this gave writers a way to logically work him into plots without running into the ThisLooksLikeAJobForAquaman [[NeverLiveItDown stigma]]. Then he outright vanished during the last season of ''Unlimited'', thanks to [[ExiledFromContinuity his rights being tied up in a potential live-action series]]. * [[ShootingSuperman Drowning Aquaman]]: One of the Ultimen [[EpicFail tried this on him]]. Guess how well that turned out. -->'''Aquaman:''' King of the seas, remember? * [[SixthRanger The Eighth Ranger]]: Aquaman gets a lot of recurring roles, and is the only member outside of the original seven to sit at the main table (when only part of the other seven are present). Before the League expanded, he was also the main person they would consider to fill in. [[spoiler:The BadFuture Superman ends up in reveals that Aquaman did take Superman's place, before Vandal Savage's plan killed the League.]] * TheGoodKing: Aquaman isn't the nicest guy in the world, but Atlantis and its citizens are Aquaman's primary concern. He's even shown to be annoyed when not in his kingdom. * HappilyMarried: To Mera. * HeartIsAnAwesomePower: Put it this way. His powers don't consist only of "talking to fish." He can control any and all marine life to awesome effect. * HiddenDepths: His take on faith. * HotBlooded * JerkWithAHeartOfGold: He's disrespectful, arrogant and has on more than one occasion considered war on the surface world, but he loves his country, his people and his son. * NatureHero * OurMermaidsAreDifferent * PapaWolf: You should never, ''ever'' threaten or harm his infant son. You won't live to regret it, even if you are his [[CainAndAbel brother.]] * PetTheDog: Helps defend Longshadow from Cadmus Agents. ** And his reaction to [[spoiler: Solomon's resurrection]]. * ProudWarriorRaceGuy: The king of a proud, if xenophobic, people. * RatedMForManly: [[PapaWolf Most notable when he saved his son]]. * TeethClenchedTeamwork: ''Every. Single. Time.'' As Hawkgirl puts it, he prioritizes Atlantis above all else and isn't the most dedicated to splitting his time. ** Though he seems to have mellowed out by ''Justice League: Unlimited''. * TookALevelInKindness: Or cooperation at least, by the time of "Unlimited" he's far more eager to protect surface dwellers. * [[KillItWithWater Water-based]] ArmCannon: He ''cut his own arm off'' when chained up, [[PapaWolf in order to save his infant son]]. He gets the harpoon replacement and sticks with it throughout the series. * WalkingShirtlessScene: In his appearances in ''Justice League'' and ''Justice League Unlimited''. !! '''Green Arrow (Oliver Queen)''' ->''Voiced by Kin Shriner'' [[quoteright:229:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/green_arrow_-_justice_league_unlimited_9104.jpg]] ->Abilities: archery, acrobatics, fighting prowess * ArcherArchetype * BadassBeard * BadassNormal * BattleCouple: With Black Canary. * BreakoutCharacter / SpotlightStealingSquad of Unlimited. * CrimefightingWithCash: Downplayed - possibly to avoid too much overlap with Batman. He's got the dough to do it, but seems to prefer wacky arrow-gadgets to, say, orbital space stations. * DeadpanSnarker: Pretty often. He was recruited to provide the 'normal human' point of view, so in a way, the rest of the team is asking for it. * {{Determinator}} * FakingTheDead: In "The Cat and the Canary", to prove a point to Wildcat. * FireForgedFriends: With Captain Atom. * TheHeart: To a lesser extent than Flash. Batman specifically suggested his recruitment at the beginning of ''Unlimited'' for this reason, considering him to be CloserToEarth than most other superheroes. * ImprobableAimingSkills: It's his idiom, of course, but some of his shots do strain plausibility. * IntergenerationalFriendship: With Supergirl - a very unexpected, plausible and touching development. * ShipperOnDeck: In "Far From Home", he is very clearly in favor of the budding courtship between Supergirl and Brainiac 5. * [[StrawCharacter Straw Liberal]]: He's clearly liberal in his politics, but it isn't carried into a {{Flanderization}}. He often disagrees with the other heroes, but shows only respect for their abilities and their motives. In a world of monsters and aliens and other horrors, he clearly understands that the Justice League definitely plays a role. --> '''Arrow:''' 'Made of energy'? That wouldn't be ''nuclear'' energy, would it? --> '''Cpt. Atom:''' With a name like "Captain Atom"? What do ''you'' think? --> '''Arrow:''' I think you're what I marched against in college. ** He's even willing to point out that Project Cadmus - despite means and ends that are utterly repugnant to a liberal mindset (yet are very liberal in their anti-superhero policy) - [[JerkassHasAPoint is right to be worried about the League's potential to get out of control.]] * ThemeMusicPowerUp: He even [[CrowningMomentOfFunny ''sings'']] his own theme song once! * TrickArrow: He's a recurring character from ''Unlimited'' onwards, and naturally gets to show off his collection of trick arrows. --> '''Green Arrow:''' Still got that quantum arrow I gave you? * TwangHello !! '''Black Canary (Dinah Lance)''' ->''Voiced by Creator/MorenaBaccarin'' [[quoteright:350:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/black_canary_5647.png]] ->Abilities: Sonic scream, martial arts master * ActionGirl * BadPowersBadPeople: Averted. Her sonic abilities would deafen, kill or even shred an ordinary human, so she usually restricts them to inanimate objects or foes that she knows to have superhuman durability. * BattleCouple: With Green Arrow. * CivvieSpandex * EmpoweredBadassNormal * FightsLikeANormal: Most of the time: her superpower is a bit too lethal to use against humans. * GoodIsNotNice * HelloNurse: A few background events show that she's "noticed" by several League members. With Green Arrow it's a CharacterArc. * MakeMeWannaShout: Her Canary Cry. * MsFanservice: Always, although some episodes go beyond this to outright fanservice. * ShesGotLegs: And those fishnets show off every inch. * VitriolicBestBuds: With Huntress, after some initial... rivalries. !! '''The Question (Vic Sage)''' ->''Voiced by Creator/JeffreyCombs'' [[quoteright:230:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/questo_8588.png]] ->Abilities: investigation, deductive skills, fighting prowess * {{Adorkable}}: "You're drawn to my [[CloudCuckoolander eccentric]] charm." * AgentMulder: The guy believes that [[WhatTheHeckIsAnAglet aglets]] have a sinister purpose, and that topically applied fluoride renders teeth visible by [[SpySatellites spy satellite]]. [[ProperlyParanoid On the other hand]], he's proven to be a highly talented detective, either in spite of his paranoia or even perhaps ''because'' of it. (And he ''did'' nail it with his theory about [[spoiler:Baskin Robbins' secret, hidden ''Flavor 32''.]]) * BadassBookworm: One of the greatest detectives in the DCAU and a TheChessmaster to boot. He's still a good fighter, especially considering he doesn't have armor or gadgets (other than his disguise, that is). * BadassLongcoat: In the time honored tradition of detectives, he wears one. The difference is that he's investigating super villians. * BadassNormal: One of the 'non-supers' in the league. Justified as his talents are detective work, not super powers. Batman hints Vic may be the superior detective, in part due to his open mind. After all, Batman only considers ''sane'' theories, which - in a superhero universe - is [[TheCuckoolanderWasRight more of a limitation than it sounds]]. * TheBlank: He's the page image because his gadget hides everything on his face. * BreakoutCharacter: The Question quickly became the favorite among both the fans and the showrunners. There were talks of getting him his own show. * CarFu: Does this to a group of Darkseid's Parademons during the series finale. Even punches one out of his window. * CloudCuckoolander: Comes with his status as the League's resident ConspiracyTheorist. * CoatHatMask: His "power suit" consists of a blue overcoat, fedora, and that skin mask of his. * ComicallyMissingThePoint: When Supergirl expresses shock that he goes through her trash he responds with a scoff and says, "I go through ''everyone'''s trash." * ConspiracyTheorist: Aside from the usual "New World Order" and freemason stuff, he has odd theories like Baskin Robbin's secret thirty-second flavor or that aglets (those plastic things on shoelaces) have a sinister purpose. * CrazySurvivalist: (Then again, he ''has'' [[ProperlyParanoid been right before...]]) -->'''Green Arrow:''' Does ''everything'' have a sinister motive in your world? -->'''Question:''' Yours too. You just don't know it yet. * CreepyMonotone: Used as often for comedic effect as gravitas. He sings a pop song while breaking into a research lab. * TheFaceless: Complete with DramaticUnmask in "Flashpoint." * TheFriendNobodyLikes: His lone wolf nature and {{Cloudcuckoolander}} sensibility gives him this status among the league. ** When Batman announces that he's put him in charge of anti-Cadmus research, the rest of the seven, which includes Superman and Martian Manhunter complain - and Batman, of all people, admits that the Question is "wound a little too tight". ** He and Green Arrow do tend to partner up a lot, since their power level and skill sets suit them to investigation work. Arrow isn't always thrilled about it, but he's willing to go along. * GoMadFromTheRevelation: [[spoiler: When he learns all about the Justice Lords]]. While he was already eccentric, he becomes noticeably more unstable in response to this discovery. * ImprovisedWeapon: The Question does not carry weapons, and trusts to the environment to provide defense and distraction. Notable examples include a potted plant, a computer monitor, a bedpan and a [[PineappleSurprise grenade belt]]. * MadeOfIron: Gets captured and tortured by Cadmus: he holds out, and within a few hours of his rescue he's back in the thick of things. * NecessarilyEvil: Tries to invoke this against Luthor to ensure that the Justice Lords don't happen in their world. It doesn't work out that way. * ObfuscatingStupidity: While he is very much a crackpot, The Question is also far sharper than he lets on. His detective skills are actually on par with Batman's - if not ''better'', as Batman has problems with ArbitrarySkepticism despite his best efforts; oddities such as Supergirl's [[spoiler:{{Psychic Dreams|For Everyone}} and CloningBlues]] tend to throw him off, while Vic is essentially [[Literature/ThePuppetMasters a Heinlein detective]]; able to reason logically with unfamiliar, hard-to-believe facts as easily as with the commonplace. * OddFriendship: With Green Arrow, his off-on investigating partner. * OfficialCouple: With Huntress, who becomes his girlfriend and also an investigating partner. * PlausibleDeniability: Invoked. He knows that if he kills Luthor, nobody will blame the League... because the Question's a well known nutjob. * ProperlyParanoid: Often times his suspicions are confirmed. There ''was'' a secret thirty-second flavor. * RedHeadedHero: What he really looks like under the mask is a guy with red hair. * RightForTheWrongReasons: Either he's the world champion at this particular trope, or there really is a centuries-long, absolutely secret military/industrial conspiracy linking boy bands, crop circles, the 32nd flavor at Baskin-Robbins, actors being elected to public office, the Girl Scouts, and... much, much more. * SanitySlippage: Admittedly not particularly stable to begin with; he gets much worse in his realization that YouCantFightFate * SoundtrackDissonance: Pumps a guy for information while blasting generic pop music. * WhatTheHeckIsAnAglet: Provides the page quote. He thinks they're sinister. !! '''Huntress (Helena Bertinelli)''' ->''Voiced by Creator/AmyAcker'' ->Abilities: martial artist, crossbow Formerly the sheltered daughter of a Mob boss, she became a vigilante in response to his betrayal and murder. She was inducted along with all the other heroes in the first episode of ''Unlimited,'' but after she violated the League's rule about attempting to murder villains, she became a SixthRanger who helped out her friends in the League. * AntiHero: A little too 'anti' for the League. She's half [[PragmaticHero Type III]], half [[NominalHero Type V]]. * ArcherArchetype * AutomaticCrossbows * BadassNormal * DarkAndTroubledPast: Extremely. * DeadpanSnarker * MafiaPrincess: Was one of these -- and ''did not know.'' She finds out the hard way. * MsFanservice: She doesn't get the amount of in-universe attention that Wonder Woman or Black Canary do, but the camera does develop MaleGaze when she's in an episode. * OfficialCouple: With the Question. * PurpleIsPowerful: The principal tone of her costume is purple. * ThouShaltNotKill: Tried to avert this, which is why J'onn kicks her out of the League. * VitriolicBestBuds: Originally she regarded Black Canary as an interfering obstacle; after Canary helped with the Mandragora capture, they reached a rapport. !! '''Captain Atom (Nathaniel Adams)''' ->''Voiced by George Eads ("Initiation") and Chris Cox ("The Greatest Story Never Told" onward)'' [[quoteright:210:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/char_3287_151.jpg]] ->Abilities: Super strength, flight, invulnerability, energy projection, incorporeal survival beyond 'death' A former captain in the United States Air Force: an experiment reduced him to a sentient cloud of nuclear radiation, and he now inhabits a human-shaped containment suit. In addition to [[FlyingBrick the typical powers]], he can both generate and absorb any kind of radiation. [[spoiler:Cadmus manipulates him into a FaceHeelTurn by way of his Air Force commission in the second season of ''Unlimited''. He returns to supporting the League as soon as those orders are countermanded]]. * {{Determinator}}: [[spoiler:In "Flashpoint", he stubbornly fights Superman despite both of them knowing that he is less powerful and could never win in a one-on-one match. Superman is then forced to beat him into submission.]] * EnergyBeings: There's just a luminous, deadly cloud inside that robotic-looking shell. * FireForgedFriends: With Green Arrow * FlyingBrick * [[spoiler:FaceHeelTurn: And then [[HeelFaceTurn back]] again.]] * GoingCritical: If anything ruptures that suit, things will get ''bad'' for the Captain, and much worse for anybody nearby. * TheGoodCaptain * [[spoiler:HeelFaceTurn: When Cadmus attacks the Watchtower, he chooses to fight alongside his fellow heroes again.]] * ILoveNuclearPower: He is a product of that mindset, but his own feelings on the matter have to be mixed at best. * ManOfKryptonite: He can emit ''any'' kind of radiation. [[spoiler:While fighting Superman in "Flashpoint", he replicates the 'red sun' energy signature that slowly drains Superman's powers: he might have been able to replicate real Kryptonite instead, but he was not fighting to kill - just to win]]. * MyCountryRightOrWrong: [[spoiler:Eiling reactivates his commission to the Air Force, resulting in his FaceHeelTurn]]. * TheStoic: He's curt and clipped in his speech, and usually prefers receiving orders to making speeches. !! '''Vixen (Mari [=McCabe=])''' ->"What makes you think I know anything about the jungle? I live in a loft in Chelsea." ->''Voiced by GinaTorres'' ->Abilities: animal ability replication * AbsoluteCleavage: Wears this kind of outfit as her superhero uniform (true to her comic book origins). * ActionGirl * MutuallyExclusivePowerups: She can only call upon one animal totem at a time. * OddFriendship / VitriolicBestBuds: Oddly enough, with Shayera. * PowersViaPossession: Animal totems. * RomanticFalseLead * StatuesqueStunner: Comes with being a professional model in her downtime. * [[spoiler: StuffedInTheFridge: In the non-canon ''ComicBook/BatmanBeyond Unlimited'' comic book continuation, a flashback into Warhawk's origin story revealed that Vixen was killed by Shadow Thief just as John was proposing to her.]] !! '''Hawk (Hank Hall) and Dove (Don Hall)''' ->''Hawk voiced by Fred Savage\\ Dove voiced by Jason Hervey'' ->Abilities: Enhanced strength and agility, low level super-speed * BashBrothers * BrainsAndBrawn: Hawk's the brawn, Dove's the brains. * CastingGag: Fred Savage and Jason Hervey's most famous roles are bickering brothers Kevin and Wayne Arnold on Series/TheWonderYears. Originally they were going to read for the opposite part to go in line with their characters on said show, but after changing voices for a non-recorded read-through, everyone realized they liked the new voices a lot better and went with it. Hence the otherwise meek Savage played the violent Hawk and previously belligerent Hervey played the pacifistic Dove. * HotBlooded: Hawk * RedOniBlueOni: Hawk is the red to Dove's blue. * SiblingYinYang * TechnicalPacifist: Dove. He will not kill and disapproves of violence. [[BewareTheNiceOnes This means he doesn't start fights: but he does finish them.]] !! '''Vigilante''' ->''Voiced by Creator/NathanFillion'' ->Abilities: Gunfighter, expert driver... student starship driver * BadassNormal ** BadassBiker * CastingGag: Nathan Fillion plays [[Series/{{Firefly}} a cowboy who lives in space]]. It's highlighted in at least one episode when he teams with Vixen, who's played by Gina Torres. * {{Cowboy}}: His whole theme. * {{Fanboy}}: Of Creator/ClintEastwood. * TheGunslinger ** GunsAkimbo: Wields a pair of revolvers as his standard weapons. * HeterosexualLifePartners: With Shining Knight. * ImprobableAimingSkills * SkintoneSclerae * ThoseTwoGuys: With Shining Knight. !! '''Shining Knight (Sir Justin)''' ->''Voiced by Chris Cox'' ->Abilities: Fighting abilities with sword and hand-to-hand; enchanted arms and armor A knight of Arthur's court thrown into the present. * AbsurdlySharpBlade: His enchanted sword has exceptional cutting capabilities. * BadassNormal * {{Determinator}}: He was fighting [[spoiler:a mutated and transformed General Eiling]] and refused to give in no matter how badly the General hurt him. --->'''[[spoiler:General Eiling]]:''' You can't win. --->'''Shining Knight''': [[BadassCreed I'll die as befits a knight: Defending the weak!]] ** After the fight he's rushed off to the emergency room... but insists on stopping first to thank the people who ended the struggle. * FishOutOfTemporalWater: He doesn't particularly ''want'' to adapt to the twenty-first century, which he considers a time of weak morals. * HeterosexualLifePartners: With Vigilante. * ImplausibleFencingPowers: Type I. * KnightInShiningArmor: Obviously. * ThoseTwoGuys: With Vigilante. !! '''S.T.R.I.P.E''' ->''Voiced by Creator/PhilLaMarr'' ->Abilities: Normal human; mechanized suit provides flight, invulnerability, super-strength, beam and missile weaponry Stargirl's stepfather, Pat Dugan... or more precisely, the code name for the bulky, clunky-looking PoweredArmor that he fights crime with. * BadassFamily: With Stargirl, his stepdaughter. * BadassNormal * CoolOldGuy: If it weren't for Wildcat, he'd probably be the oldest guy on the team. * DeadpanSnarker: He only really got lines during "Chaos at the Earth's Core," but this seems to be his favored means of bursting Stargirl's self-importance. --> '''Pat:''' If I ''were'' gonna start talking about people behind their backs, I probably wouldn't start with someone who has ''super-hearing.'' * PoweredArmor: Starts off as more of a MiniMecha before gradually becoming more like this in the final season. * RedOniBlueOni: Blue to Stargirl's red-oni tendencies. * ThoseTwoGuys: With Stargirl, although the episodes that include them tend to focus on her. !! '''Stargirl (Courtney Whitmore)''' ->''Voiced by Giselle Loren'' -> Abilities: Normal human: power staff supplies flight, telekinesis and energy projection * ActionGirl * AlphaBitch: [[PlayingWithATrope Sort of]]. She's vain and fame seeking, has a large sense of entitlement, and mocks and belittles those around her to ease her own feelings... but she does go out there and risk her life regularly for the public good. * BadassFamily: With S.T.R.I.P.E, her stepfather. * BadassNormal: All of Stargirl's powers are actually derived from her weapon; she has no superpowers of her own. And let's face it, how many teenage girls, if granted a weapon that fired energy blasts and enabled them to fly, would use the weapon to fight supervillains? * BareYourMidriff: For once, the costume design is relatively in-character considering teen styles at the time the cartoon was made. * BrattyTeenageDaughter: In addition to the Alpha Bitch traits mentioned above, S.T.R.I.P.E. is in fact her stepdad and partner. * CharacterDevelopment: Over the course of "Chaos at the Earth's Core", she comes to respect Supergirl, and ultimately saves her life. By the end of the episode, the two seem to be starting a friendship, with each of them complaining to the other about their respective [[OverprotectiveDad overprotective relatives]]. * {{Flight}} * GenreSavvy: She is well aware of how her Alpha Bitch actions look and recognizes that her words make her "petty." * GloryHound: While she usually means well, she is fame seeking, and believes her heroics deserve more recognition. * GreenEyedMonster: She gets very jealous upon seeing Supergirl's popularity. * HeadbuttingHeroes: With Supergirl in ''Chaos at the Earth's Core'' though by the end of the episode, they've formed a tentative sort of friendship. * ImpossibleHourglassFigure * KidHero: In the comics Stargirl is a 16 year old kid, and while her age isn't explicitly stated in JLU, she lives with her stepdad and is drawn as a teenage girl. * LeeroyJenkins * LittleMissBadass * MsFanservice * ThoseTwoGuys: When she appears, she's with S.T.R.I.P.E. * TookALevelInKindness: See CharacterDevelopment. !! '''Supergirl (Kara In-Ze/Kara Kent)''' ->''Voiced by Nicholle Tom'' [[Characters/DCAUSupermanTheAnimatedSeries See here for more info]]. !! '''Booster Gold (Michael Jon Carter)''' ->''Voiced by Tom Everett Scott'' -> Abilities: Twenty-fifth century education; suit provides flight, invulnerability, possibly other abilities * AttentionWhore * BadassNormal * ClothesMakeTheSuperman: All of his superpowers come from his costume and equipment. * CompanionCube / RobotBuddy: Skeets * CrouchingMoronHiddenBadass: When he's not seeking glory, he can be a pretty good superhero if he tries hard enough. * ADayInTheLimelight: The only episode to really focus on him is "The Greatest Story Never Told". * DeadpanSnarker: It's so habitual that even his ''robot'' has started picking up the habit. * {{Flight}}: Not exceptional in the League, although judging by his ability to escape gravity wells, he can generate a ''lot'' of thrust. * GlorySeeker * TheGreatestStoryNeverTold: It's even [[TropeNamer the title of the episode]]. While the others are busy with an evil wizard, Booster Gold is sucked into dealing single-handed with a catastrophe indirectly caused by the offscreen battle. The others never get to know about this. * HairOfGold * HumiliationConga: During the events of "The Greatest Story Never Told". It's not clear if he's always a ButtMonkey or if this is an incredibly bad day for him. * ItsAllAboutMe: Lessened, at least temporarily, by his deep sense of failure near the end of "The Greatest Story Never Told". * JerkWithAHeartOfGold: A narcissist, but - deep inside - a hero. * SmallNameBigEgo * TimeTravel: He travelled to the past to seek glory as a super hero. * TimeTravelForFunAndProfit: In the comics, this is purposely invoked (he actually has a deeper reason to act like a pompous buffoon abusing time travel). Not clear if this is the case in the animated version. !! '''Mister Terrific (Michael Holt)''' ->''Voiced by Michael Beach'' -> Abilities: Super-intelligence: inventions provide additional powers * GeniusBruiser: Uses his T-Spheres for power, and is able to outsmart Luthor. He's considered to be one of the three smartest people on Earth by Batman. * LivingProp: Although a super-genius would be very useful in planning planet-wide superhero logistics, Mr. Terrific gets almost no focus until late in the series, when somebody has to take over Mission Control. * MissionControl: After J'onn takes a leave of absence. * OmnidisciplinaryScientist !! '''Steel (John Henry Irons)''' ->''Voiced by Creator/MichaelDorn, Creator/PhilLaMarr''\\ See [[Characters/DCAUSupermanTheAnimatedSeries here]] for more !! '''DoctorFate (Kent Nelson)''' ->''Voiced by George [=DelHoyo=], Oded Fehr'' -> Abilities: Expert sorceror; helmet provides immense magical abilities, exact limits unknown * AboveGoodAndEvil: For a short time, he held this opinion. He was roused from this HeroicBSOD when Superman - horribly outmatched by the EldritchAbomination Karkull - went off to fight the demon alone. --> '''Dr. Fate:''' Until now, I thought it was just ''evil'' that never gave up. * {{Expy}}: with his four teammates named below, he leads a take on ComicBook/TheDefenders. * TheObiWan: Provides sanctuary, security, and occasional advice for people who are lost. --> '''Dr. Fate:''' I will help you [to discover your purpose.] --> '''The Android:''' Why? --> '''Dr. Fate:''' Because that is ''my'' purpose. * OddFriendship: With Aquaman, AMAZO, Shayera, and even Solomon Grundy, who [[spoiler: was buried on his property]]. * ThereAreNoTherapists: Averts this trope, as he counsels the League. !! '''Fire''' ->''Voiced by Maria Canals'' -> Abilities: Fire projection, transformation into fire, flight * BareYourMidriff * CensorSteam: Strategically placed flames when she activates her powers * CurtainsMatchTheWindow * GreenEyes * NaiveNewcomer * PlayingWithFire: If you couldn't tell by her name. ** TechnicolorFire: Green * StatuesqueStunner: Fire, the object of Flash's not-so-subtle affections, is the tallest one on the team when she, he, and Hawkgirl go to Blackhawk Island. * [[ThoseTwoGuys Those Two Girls]]: with Ice * UnresolvedSexualTension: With the Flash: nothing seemed resolved by the time of the grand finale. !! '''Ice''' -> Abilities (inferred): Ice projection * CurtainsMatchTheWindow * AnIcePerson: A heroic example. * [[ThoseTwoGuys Those Two Girls]]: With Fire, though she doesn't even get Fire's amount of screen time. * YouGottaHaveBlueHair: Light-blue to white !! '''Red Tornado''' ->''Voiced by Creator/PowersBoothe'' -> Abilities: Android with wind generation and control abilities * BlowYouAway: His (its?) abilities were strong enough to take on three copies of Wind Dragon from the Ultimen, while only using one hand, as they used all their might in making wind tunnels. Effortlessly counteracted a tornado created during "The Great Brain Robbery". * FlyingBrick: Presumbly has above-human strength and durability, but focused on wind powers. * MechanicalLifeforms: An android * WhatMeasureIsANonHuman: Was ripped in half by Amazo. Fortunately, he got better. !! '''Elongated Man''' ->''Voiced by Jeremy Piven'' -> Abilities: Detective with powers of shape alteration and flexibility * DudeWheresMyRespect: Complains about this with Flash and Booster Gold. * RubberMan * SuperheroSpeciation: Invoked by Green Lantern: they already have Plastic Man on the scene, and "We don't need two stretchy guys." [[/folder]] [[folder:Future League Members]] !!Batman II (Terry [=McGinnis=]) --> ''Voiced By:'' Creator/WillFriedle [[Characters/DCAUBatmanBeyond See here for more info.]] !!Warhawk [[spoiler: (Rex Stewart)]] --> ''Voiced By:'' Peter Onorati, Marc Worden [[Characters/DCAUBatmanBeyond See here for more info.]] !!Static (Virgil Hawkins) --> ''Voiced By:'' Creator/PhilLaMarr [[Characters/DCAUStaticShock See here for more info.]] !!Green Lantern III (Kai-Ro) --> ''Voiced By:'' Creator/LaurenTom [[Characters/DCAUBatmanBeyond See here for more info.]] !!Aquagirl (Mareena) --> ''Voiced By:'' Creator/HyndenWalch [[Characters/DCAUBatmanBeyond See here for more info.]] !!Micron --> ''Voiced By:'' Wayne Brady [[Characters/DCAUBatmanBeyond See here for more info.]] [[/folder]] [[folder:Other Major Allies]] !! '''Katma Tui''' ->''Voiced by Kim Mai Guest'' * ActionGirl * {{Mentor}}: To most of the other Green Lanterns. John Stewart even compares her to [[Franchise/StarWars Yoda]] at one point. * MsFanservice: Especially in "Hearts and Minds", when she dons a rather {{Stripperific}} "priestess" outfit. * SexyMentor ** MentorShip[=/=]TeacherStudentRomance: It is implied that she had one with John while training him as a Green Lantern. * [[GreenSkinnedSpaceBabe Orange-Skinned Space Babe]] * SternTeacher: She is not particularly warm or kind when training her students. !! '''Kilowog''' ->''Voiced by Dennis Haysbert'' * BigEater: Even moreso than The Flash. ** ExtremeOmnivore: At one point, he eats a videotape, proclaiming it to be delicious. * BigFun * TheEngineer: His other skill outside of his Green Lantern powers. In "Hearts and Minds", he is able to rapidly construct a carbon bomb with relative ease. * NiceGuy: Contradicts many comics versions of the character - Kilowog is the most kind-hearted of the Corps members shown. * OddFriendship: With Flash. They bond over their mutual friendship with John Stewart, their wise-cracking personalities, and their love of food. * PigMan: Which makes Flash inviting him to a [[CarnivoreConfusion bratwurst cookout]] all the more hilarious. * RedemptionEarnsLife: Notably in "Blackest Night", he was the only member of the Green Lantern Corps to speak up for and defend John Stewart's character during his trial (albeit after some convincing from Hawkgirl). Later in "Hearts and Minds", several of his colleagues are killed in battle while he is spared and would go on to become a semi-regular RecurringCharacter. !! '''Captain Marvel (Billy Batson)''' ->''Voiced by Jerry O'Connell (Marvel) and Shane Haboucha (Billy)'' * AscendedFanboy: He openly admits to idolizing the Justice Leaguers (especially Superman) before briefly joining himself. * TheCape: Is arguably an even bigger archetype of this trope than Superman himself, much to the latter's annoyance. * ManChild: Comes off like this towards the rest of the League sometimes (who are unaware that his secret identity is a child). * [[TheMasqueradeWillKillYourDatingLife The Masquerade Will Kill Your School Life]]: Explored briefly when Billy is shown to be failing at elementary school due to his constant superhero duties. * NiceGuy: His cheerful and positive attitude rubs off so warmly on the Justice League that even ''Batman'' takes a liking to him. * OlderAlterEgo: Billy and Marvel. * ThePollyanna * UnwittingPawn: [[spoiler:Of a BatmanGambit that Lex Luthor and Cadmus performed on Superman to make him look bad in public.]] * WideEyedIdealist: He's far ''far'' towards the ideal end of the SlidingScaleOfIdealismVersusCynicism. Justified since he is actually only a young child beneath his superhero exterior. * WhatTheHellHero: Delivers a fairly brutal one towards Superman after the latter destroyed Lexor City during their fight. He also announces his resignation from the Justice League in the same speech. [[spoiler:Superman is ''crushed.'']] !! '''Hawkman (Carter Hall)''' ->''Voiced by James Remar'' * AdventureArchaeologist * AncientAstronauts: After unearthing the Asbsorbacron, he begins to believe that Ancient Egypt was actually founded by Katar Hol and Chay-Ara Hol, two Thanagarian officers who crash-landed on Earth 4000 years ago. * TheCloudCuckoolanderWasRight: It is mentioned that he lost much of his credibility in the archaeology field when he began proclaiming his Thanagarian AncientAstronauts theory and even Hawkgirl thinks he is delusional when he insists that they are the reincarnations of the ancient Thanagarians. [[spoiler:Then in "Ancient History", the Shadow Thief reveals that his claims were right all along.]] * ContinuitySnarl: [[MythologyGag True to]] [[ComicBook/{{Hawkman}} the comics]]. He is actually the ''second'' incarnation of Hawkman to appear in the DCAU, with the first being [[SignificantAnagram Hro Talak]], who was an {{Expy}} of the Silver Age origin of the character. * IWantMyBelovedToBeHappy: After discovering the true history between Katar Hol, Chay-Ara Hol, and [[spoiler:Bashari]], he quickly apologizes to Shayera and leaves, realizing that she is destined to be together with [[spoiler:Green Lantern]]. * MeaningfulRename: His birth name was Joseph Gardner, which he then changed to Carter Hall to be closer to the ancient Katar Hol's. * MurderTheHypotenuse: A variation. In "Ancient History", Shadow Thief kidnaps Hawkman, Hawkgirl, and Green Lantern and brings them together. He then reveals that [[spoiler:he is Hawkman's own escaped [[ShadowArchetype "dark side"]], a personification of his inner desires, and attempts to kill Green Lantern so that Hawkman and Hawkgirl could be together]]. * ReincarnationRomance: He believes that he and Hawkgirl are the reincarnation of Katar and Chay-Ara Hol. [[spoiler:Subverted when it turns out that the ancient Chay-Ara was actually in love with a human named Bashari, Green Lantern's past life]]. * ShadowArchetype: A literal example with the Shadow Thief, who turns out to be [[spoiler:Hawkman's inner id, who escaped from his body when he touched the Asbsorbacron]]. * StalkerWithACrush: To Hawkgirl. * WhiteKnighting: Batman mentions that Carter has been banned from various [[{{Hatedom}} anti-Hawkgirl internet forums]], apparently for repeatedly {{Troll}}ing other users and viciously defending Shayera's honor. * WingedHumanoid: With a pair of artificially constructed wings. !! '''Deadman (Boston Brand)''' ->''Voiced by Raphael Sbarge'' * BackFromTheDead: Obviously. ** BarredFromTheAfterlife * BaldOfAwesome * DemonicPossession: His major power. * HollywoodNewEngland: Well, his [[MeaningfulName name]] is Boston and he certainly sports the accent. * MyGodWhatHaveIDone: [[spoiler:When Devil Ray attempts to shoot Wonder Woman, he quickly possesses Batman, picks up a gun, and shoots Devil Ray, accidentally knocking the latter into electrical wires and killing him. This action is rather traumatic for both him and [[DoesNotLikeGuns Batman]].]] * RoaringRampageOfRevenge: After the Legion destroys the Buddhist Temple he was training at and kills the Master. * ThouShaltNotKill: His memory of his Master's teachings convince him to spare Devil Ray's life. [[spoiler:He later unintentionally does it anyway.]] * [[YouKilledMyFather You Killed My Master]]: His motivation for getting revenge on the Legion of Doom and Devil Ray specifically. [[/folder]] [[folder:Cadmus]] !!Amanda Waller ->'''Voiced By''': Creator/CCHPounder Amanda Waller serves as the Director of Cadmus, with a direct line to the President of the United States. * ActionGirl: And does it without any superpowers, no less. * AntiVillain: Waller, being more antagonistic of the League, is a [[SlidingScaleOfAntiVillains Type 3]]. She does some pretty shady things, but never truly crosses the line. * TheAtoner * BadassNormal: Takes on [[spoiler:Brainithor]] with a ''handgun''. Granted, it's a high-tech handgun, but still. * BlackBossLady * BreakThemByTalking: Batman [[StealthHiBye confronts her]] ''in her bathroom'' and starts his usual intimidation tactics. This is her response... and ''Batman'' can't find a single hole in her logic. (They later disagree, ''very'' strongly, about acceptable means to the end.) * CoolOldLady: In the ''WesternAnimation/BatmanBeyond'' epilogue. Terry is a little surprised to discover this, to say the least. * CreateYourOwnVillain: A big part of her stragedy of running Cadmus seemed to be baiting to League (having Taskforce X break into the Watch Tower, conspiring with Luthor to get Superman to ruin his PR) in order provoke them to prove that they were indeed a threat that needed taking down; instead of taking precautions if they ever went rouge ** She ordered experiments to create superheroes loyal to the government resulted in the original Royal Flush Gang and Galeta, a Supergirl who loves killing to point she'll ignore offical orders to stand down. * GeneralRipper: Disobeys a direct order from the President and launches a full-fledged assult on the Watch Tower. * GenreBlindness: [[spoiler:Thought that trusting Lex Luthor was a good idea. Batman even lampshades this. To give her credit, she knew Luthor was a snake, she just let her guard down to his betrayal.]] * HeelRealization: While she doesn't entire change her beliefs about the necessities of CADMUS' purpose, she does admit that she exaggerated the League as a threat and she tries and convinces Wade Eiling that they were mistaken about the League: -->"Our enemies are never as evil as we imagine, and maybe we're never quite as good." * HorribleJudgeOfCharacter: Aside from the Genre Blindness above, there's also the fact that her organization includes a nut who decided to [[NukeEm use a special nuclear missile]] to kill Superman, Doomsday, and everything in the area to due it being used for drug smuggling. She's not pleased to hear this. * IronLady: So iron, she stands up to Superman, Wonder Woman, and Aquaman at the same time upon her first introduction, chews out the Goddamn Batman, and personally confronts [[spoiler:Lex Luthor]] in his lair upon discovering his treachery. * {{Irony}}: Cadmus creates a team of cloned superheroes to combat the League in the event that they go rogue, but plots to have them killed and replaced by a new batch when they turn out to be unstable. What do the clones do when they find out? Yep, you guessed it: they go rogue, and the League has to save the day. Waller fails to see any irony in this. * JerkassHasAPoint: Batman grudgingly ends up taking this view of Waller after he confronts her about her zealous leadership of Cadmus and she explains her side of the story. Batman, being a BadassNormal and highly intelligent, is left grudgingly admitting to himself that Waller actually has a perfectly legitimate point. Green Arrow concurs with this as well. --> '''Waller:''' We started to wonder what would happen if you took the same action that the Justice Lords did, so I had my people run some computer simulations. If the Justice League ever went rogue, what do you think would be the result? --> '''Batman:''' Irrelevant. The League would never - --> '''Waller:''' ''Humor me.'' In every single scenario you'd beat us. Badly. But that was before Cadmus; now we have the technology to defend ourselves. * KarmaHoudini: [[spoiler:Planned to murder Terry's parents but doesn't face repercussions.]] ** LaserGuidedKarma: Being a WellIntentionedExtremist, she was ruthless and funded Task Force X to have disposable supervillains to make the dirty work... when she retires, she is so LonelyAtTheTop she welcomes Terry [=McGinnis=]' intrusion into her own home as a distraction from her lonely life. * [[ScaryBlackMan Scary Black Woman:]] She's a sort of gender-flipped Nick Fury. But not as warm and fuzzy. * TokenWholesome: One of the rare examples of a female comic book character who is not a MsFanservice, Amanda is fairly overweight and dresses conservatively. * WellIntentionedExtremist: Her motive is to give ordinary people a fighting chance if the League decides the world would be better off with them running it. Her methods are more... debatable. There's also the fact that [[spoiler: Lex]] has his own nefarious purposes for backing Cadmus's activities, and is ready to betray Waller and the organization as soon as he no longer needs them. ** She also decides many years after the events of JLU that [[spoiler: Batman--who is slowly starting to show signs of aging--needs to continue protecting Gotham]], so she takes it upon herself to [[spoiler: partially-clone Bruce Wayne's DNA, find an unwitting surrogate mother to unknowingly carry it, and then manipulate circumstances to push the resultant child towards becoming a new Batman]]. She looks back with a few regrets, but not many: --> '''Waller''' ''(at age ninety):'' You know, the Lord's been a great comfort to me all these years...Yeah, [[DirtyBusiness I've got a lot to answer for]] when I meet Him, but I'd like to believe that for all the harm I've caused, I've also done some good. Maybe the angels need a sharp sword too. * WhyDontYaJustShootHim: Averted; Waller ''will'' shoot a supervillain in cold blood. In the stomach. [[ThereIsNoKillLikeOverkill Five times.]] !Directors !!General Wade Eiling ->'''Voiced By''': Creator/JKSimmons Gen. Eiling (presumably) serves as the military director of Cadmus. Since actual military operations are rare within the organization, he more generally appears as Amanda Waller's right hand man, aiming for practical matters that even surprise her. After the fall of Cadmus as it was, Eiling decides to be more hands on and [[spoiler: turns himself into a metahuman to directly fight the League]]. Eiling notably looks little like his comic inspiration, and is more a case of InkSuitActor for his voice actor, Creator/JKSimmons, and an expy of his role J. Jonah Jameson in various Franchise/SpiderMan works. * FourStarBadass: Aspires to be this. * BaldOfAwesome * BaldOfEvil: Bit by bit. * DeadpanSnarker: Especially after becoming the General. He spends most of his battle against the League's {{Badass Normal}}s mocking them. * {{Expy}}: He becomes an Expy of [[ComicBook/TheIncredibleHulk The Hulk]] by using the Captain Nazi serum. He's more articulate but possibly even more dangerous due to being a PrinciplesZealot. * GeneralRipper: He turned himself into a variant of the Shaggy Man (a creature that is almost completely invincible & monstrous) in order to protect America from the League and metahumans in general... and ends up only fighting members of the League [[BadassNormal without metahuman powers]] (though the heroes in question have some cool gear). * HeWhoFightsMonsters: Eiling started out simply mistrusting the League, but eventually went to conspiracy-joining levels just like Hardcastle. Goes right into this [[spoiler:after taking the Captain Nazi serum]]. In a variation, however, he stops his ensuing rampage when Metropolis' citizens point this out to him. * HeelRealization: Has one in "Patriot Act," after his drive to protect humanity from the super powered heroes leads him to gaining super powers and thrashing several human heroes without powers. He even lampshades it: --> '''Eiling:''' Alright, I've become what I hate. I'll give you that. * {{Hypocrite}}: He goes after the Justice League because he believes metahumans are dangerous and can't be trusted. He ends up becoming a metahuman himself, and goes after a group of heroes who aren't. When a nearby civilian points out that he's the only one at the site of the battle with powers, he concedes the kid's point and leaves, and is not seen again. * NoSell: This becomes his automatic mode after taking the Captain Nazi serum. * PragmaticVillainy: Tends to go for the most direct, often military, solution to problems. He responds to Waller calling him out on nuking a populated island where Doomsday and Superman were fighting with "We have to sanction Doomsday, we were gonna get to Superman somewhere down the line, and we've been trying to stop drug traffic from San Baquero for years. The way I see it: three birds, one stone." * PutOnABus: After he stops his rampage, following the aforementioned HeWhoFightsMonsters revelation, he's never seen again, despite [[spoiler:emerging from that fight mostly unscathed and ''not'' being detained, arrested, or de-powered]]. He presumably came in ''very'' handy for America a short time later, when the world was being invaded by ''real'' superhuman villains. * SuperStrength: After [[spoiler:taking the Captain Nazi serum]]. * WellIntentionedExtremist: Pretty much the same as Waller... except, while she's later willing to work with the League post-"Divided We Fall," he continues to be prejudiced despite Waller herself telling him he needs to get over it. --> '''Eiling:''' The Justice League is a bigger threat to us now than the Soviets ever were. --> '''Waller:''' ''(shortly after)'' It's a different world, General...''learn to live in it''. !!Tala -->'''Voiced By:''' Creator/JulietLandau Tala serves as the Magic/Mysticism division head, and is the sole female division head. After the collapse of Cadmus, she becomes the right hand of the leader of the Secret Society, whomever that may be. * AdaptationalWimp: From evil goddess in the comics to every human level BigBad's girlfriend, rarely acting in her own right. * [[spoiler:AlasPoorVillain: She gets betrayed repeatedly and then Lex essentially sacrifices her to try and resurrect Braniac. Her efforts to screw the Society over bring back Darkseid.]] * ButtMonkey: Things just keep going wrong for Tala. Working for the government to revive the Annihilator results in her being tricked into being trapped inside a mirror forever. Being set free means she has to become a supervillain and, possibly against her will, winds up in a very weird bestiality-based relationship (remember, Grodd thinks of humans as an inferior species, so he's ''also'' having sex with an animal, from his viewpoint). Then her old "boyfriend" gets dumped and she winds up in an abusive relationship with a lunatic (Luthor). And finally she's used as a sacrifice in a bit of mad science-wizardry that annihilates her (and [[GoneHorriblyWrong has terrible repercussions.]]) * DarkActionGirl: Physically weak but a very powerful sorceress. * DoesNotLikeShoes: Extra points for going to the snowy regions of Nanda Parbat barefoot. * DyingCurse: [[spoiler:Tampers with Luthor's attempt to revive Brainiac by having Darkseid revived instead as a final form of payback.]] * EvilSorcerer * FemmeFatale * InterspeciesRomance: With ''[[EverythingsBetterWithMonkeys Grodd]]''. * LadyMacbeth: Was this to Lex and Grodd. * LivingBattery: [[spoiler:Used as this by Lex Luthor to bring back Brainiac, killing her. In fact, Luthor was planning to dispose of her from the beginning.]] * NotSoHarmlessVillain: Spends most of her time grovelling before more powerful villains but is [[ChronicBackstabbingDisorder deadly when she doesn't get her own way]] and is a very skilled sorceress. * ReallyGetsAround: Felix Faust, Grodd, Luthor, somebody else in Luthor's body... well, okay, that last one wasn't ''her'' fault. * {{Sensual Slav|s}} * SmugSnake: Is easily manipulated and usually ends up failing in the face of more cunning villains or becoming their unwitting pawns. * SycophanticServant * WickedWitch * WomanInBlack * WomanScorned: Betrays Luthor for not paying enough attention to her. Not her smartest move. [[spoiler:She freed Darkseid instead of Brainiac as the final "screw you" to Lex.]] * WoundedGazelleGambit: Did she really think claiming "I'm a sick person" was going to work on Luthor? As he puts it, moments before having her executed "[[CardCarryingVillain I'm a sick person, too.]]" !!Dr. Emil Hamilton -->'''Voiced By:''' Victor Brandt, Robert Foxworth Dr. Hamilton serves as the Genetics division head. after falling out with Superman due to the Man of Steel's terrible actions at the end of ''WesternAnimation/SupermanTheAnimatedSeries'', Dr. Hamilton turns to a power that he believes can keep the League in check. Galatea is his most prized project, and he shares a father-daughter type relationship with her. [[Characters/DCAUSupermanTheAnimatedSeries See here for more info]]. !!Dr. Milo -->'''Voiced By:''' Treat Williams in WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries, Armin Shimerman in WesternAnimation/JusticeLeague Dr. Milo serves as the Splicing division head. His work was the least successful of each of the divisions. He was killed in his only featured episode after the beginning of the "Bat-Embargo", where characters more central to Batman stopped appearing in case they were to appear on ''WesternAnimation/TheBatman''. [[Characters/DCAUBatmanTheAnimatedSeries See here for more info]]. !!Dr. Hugo Strange -->'''Voiced By:''' Ray Buktenica Dr. Strange serves as the first Psychology division head. He was also written out after the beginning of the "Bat-Embargo", where characters more central to Batman stopped appearing in case they were to appear on ''WesternAnimation/TheBatman''. [[Characters/DCAUBatmanTheAnimatedSeries See here for more info]]. !!Dr. Moon -->'''Voiced By:''' Jeffrey Combs (uncredited) Dr. Moon serves as the second Psychology division head, replacing Dr. Strange. * ForTheEvulz: Would continue to torture, even after receiving information, if it entertained him. * TortureTechnician: Used to attempt to force information out of The Question. !!Maxwell Lord -->'''Voiced By:''' Tim Matheson Maxwell Lord serves as the manager and public face of the Ultimen, and is less involved with the gritty missions of Cadmus as compared to most officers and agents. * AdaptationDecay: No trace of psychic powers is shown here - but then, there have been stretches of time in the comics when Max didn't have or couldn't use them. * InformedFlaw: Batman claims to know Max Lord personally, and insists that the only thing he cares about is money. All of his actions in this episode seem to run contrary to this. * NiceGuy: Actually seems to care about the Ultimen, despite knowing their artificial nature. Not that this saves him from their wrath when they turn on him. * SparedByTheAdaptation: In the comics, he turned on the League, and eventually had to be killed. Here, he was hunted by the Ultimen, who wound up sparing him. !!Colonel Rick Flagg, Jr. ->'''Voiced By''': Adam Baldwin Col. Flagg serves as the leader of Task Force X, and the only non-criminal on the team. * BadassNormal: No powers, yet he can easily fight through the Watchtower. ''Unarmed''. * MeaningfulName: [[LampshadeHanging Lampshaded]] by Deadshot. * MyCountryRightOrWrong: Will do ''anything'' to ensure the security of his country. This takes him to some dark places. * PatrioticFervor: When Deadshot asks what it is that Amanda Waller has on him that ensures his loyalty, he replies, "Not a thing. Some of us don't have to be blackmailed into serving their country". * TheStoic * TokenGoodTeammate: To Task Force X. Relatively. !Agents !!Galatea ->'''Voiced By''': Nicholle Tom Dr. Hamilton's creation and surrogate daughter, Galatea is a clone of Supergirl, but with a more pragmatic personality. This artificial status irks her to no end. * {{Badass}} * BerserkButton: Supergirl's mere existence, because it reminds her she's just a clone not the original: -->'''Supergirl:''' You know what? No matter how bad you beat me, I'm real, not a clone. -->'''Galatea:''' Shut up. -->'''Supergirl:''' Deep down, you know the truth: you're not a person. You're just a weapon! Grown out of one of Hamilton's petri dishes! -->'''Galatea:''' ''Shut up!'' * BlondesAreEvil: Well, she is, but she's the [[EvilTwin evil clone]] of a subversion. * BloodKnight: Only cares about fighting and proving herself superior to Supergirl, and defies Waller when Galatea is told to stop. * BoobsOfSteel: She's a clone of Supergirl, just aged slightly more. This means that she's a little stronger... and, well, larger. If you know what we mean. * CleavageWindow: Naturally, given that she's an {{Expy}} of ComicBook/PowerGirl. * CloningBlues: She's a clone of Supergirl, but views herself as superior to the original...and [[BloodKnight feels a rather crazed desire to prove it.]] * DarkActionGirl: Also an EvilTwin. * EvilCounterpart[=/=]EvilTwin: To Supergirl. * {{Expy}}: She is not exactly ComicBook/PowerGirl, but she wears a similar costume, which one scene made identical with the addition of a red "towel" hanging over her shoulder, and shares the background of "not exactly Comicbook/{{Supergirl}}, but close." * EyeBeams: Has heat vision. * FarmersDaughter: In ''Fearful Symmetry'' The Question questions a reporter on the source of one of his stories. He mentions that he got it from a girl he was seeing, which turned out to be Galatea. He specifically describes her as "blonde hair, blue eyes, real farmer's daughter type". * FlyingBrick * ImportantHaircut: Her short bob haircut is one of the surest signs that her upbringing was ''very'' different from Supergirl's. * ImpossibleHourglassFigure * MeaningfulName: There's a Greco-Roman myth (most famously chronicled in Creator/{{Ovid}}'s ''Literature/TheMetamorphoses'') about a sculptor named Pygmalion who sculpts a statue of his ideal woman and falls in love with it, naming it "Galatea", and eventually marrying it after the Gods bring it to life; similarly, Hamilton artificially creates Galatea to be his ideal warrior woman, but eventually comes to see her as a surrogate daughter. Also, the Greek name "Galatea" literally translates to "She who is milky white", hence Galatea's pale complexion and [[WomanInWhite all-white costume]]. * SuperStrength * TwinTelepathy: In Supergirl's dreams, she relives the memories of Galatea. In turn, Galatea feels she has to kill Supergirl because she fears Supergirl's conscience is beginning to affect her, rendering her less effective as an assassin. * WhatHappenedToTheMouse: She's defeated with an enormous dose of electricity, but doesn't seem ''dead.'' She's not seen or mentioned ever again. * WomanInWhite: Wears an entirely white costume; despite being an {{Expy}} of Power Girl, her costume lacks PG's red cape. * WoobieDestroyerOfWorlds !!The Ultimen ->'''Voiced By''': * CloningBlues: As clones, their powers are unstable, and they will eventually degenerate and die. * CurbstompBattle / ShootingSuperman: They are on the receiving end of these tropes twice. The original Downpour attempts to drown Aquaman in "Ultimatum", while ''three'' copies of Wind Dragon are effortlessly neutralized by Red Tornado. A Longshadow clone at least puts up a good fight against Atom Smasher. * {{Expy}}: Of the WesternAnimation/{{Superfriends}} original characters, the Wonder Twins, Black Vulcan, Apache Chief and Samurai. As a result, they're all diverse, too. ** {{Animorphism}}: Shifter ** AttackOfThe50FootWhatever: Longshadow ** BlowYouAway: Wind Dragon ** ([[MakingASplash Water]]) ElementalShapeshifter: Downpour ** ShockAndAwe: Juice * FakeMemories: The original team were implanted with these. * HeelFaceTurn: Thanks to Wonder Woman's encouragement, (one of) Longshadow quits and joins the League for the few weeks he has to live before he... wears out. * HeroicAlbino / EvilAlbino: Depending how you look at their alignment, Shifter and Downpour. * NewPowersAsThePlotDemands: Wind Dragon spontaneously develops freezing powers, and Longshadow develops super hearing. This actually becomes a plot point, cluing their overseers into their eventual degeneration. * WhatHappenedToTheMouse: The Longshadow that joined the League was never mentioned again. ** Given he was degrading throughout the episode, it's likely he died soon after. !!Task Force X A team of criminals who would receive pardons if they completed special ops missions on behalf of Cadmus, while keeping the hands of governments clean. Task Force X is effectively the Suicide Squad, but with a more censor-friendly name. Its members include: director Col. Rick Flagg, coordinator Clock King (a Batman rogue), Captain Boomerang (a Flash rogue), the hitman Deadshot, and explosives expert Plastique, in her first appearance. * BadassNormal: All of them. * BoxedCrook: Collectively, except for Col. Flagg, above. [[/folder]] [[folder:The Secret Society]] !!Lex Luthor -->''That's right, conspiracy buff. I spent 75 million dollars on a fake presidential campaign, ''all just to tick Superman off''.''\\ '''Voiced By:''' Creator/ClancyBrown [[Characters/DCAUSupermanTheAnimatedSeries See here for complete info]]. !!Gorilla Grodd -->'''Voiced By:''' Creator/PowersBoothe A mastermind gorilla from Gorilla City, a place where many hyper-intelligent gorillas live. After being ousted for his experiments in mind control, he turns to full-time villainy in order to gain wealth and resources to continue his research. He is most notable for organizing a number of villainous alliances to counter the Justice League. * BigBad: Of the Secret Society and the Legion of Doom. Competes with Luthor and Darkseid for this title when it comes to the show as a whole. ** BigBadWannabe: Well, he clearly doesn't end at the top. * ComicBookMoviesDontUseCodenames: In this version, he sticks to his given name (just "Grodd") rather than calling himself "Gorilla Grodd". * DangerouslyGenreSavvy: Following his first defeat. Grodd spent months observing the League to learn all that he could, which allowed him to make better use of his new empathic power. And when forming the Secret Society, he selected members that couldn't be bribed into betraying him (as was done to Luthor) and performed team-building exercises so that they would trust each other. Much later, when forming the Legion of Doom, he actively kept its existence a secret from the League - going as far as to wire members' brains to short-out if questioned or mentally probed. * DiabolicalMastermind: Especially in ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeague Unlimited''. The other members of the Legion of Doom pay him twenty-five percent of their profits; in exchange, he provides the muscle to keep the League off their backs. * TheEmpath: Evil version. He can influence people to say things they'd otherwise keep to themselves by playing on their emotions. * EverythingsBetterWithMonkeys: Subverted to hell and gone. * EvilerThanThou: With Luthor. * EvilGenius: He plans a lot of his schemes out very carefully, and is a skilled telepath. * EvilPlan: [[spoiler: Subverted. Turning every human (and Kryptonian, etc) on Earth into a gorilla is just... goofy. Luthor calls him on it.]] * EvilSoundsDeep * GeniusBruiser: He's a 600 pound gorilla with an intellect that rivals that of Lex Luthor. * HoistByHisOwnPetard: Luthor uses his own MindRape powers on him. * InterspeciesRomance: Every single one of his lovers has been human. He's so into them that he turned Giganta from an ape to a human just to suit his particular fetish. * KilledOffForReal: By being ThrownOutTheAirlock. * ManipulativeBastard * MindRape: His specialty. * KavorkaMan: Or ape, first there was the hot scientist in his debut episodes, then Giganta and lastly Tala. Must be the smarts. * OnlyOneName: Just "Grodd". No surname. * SocialDarwinist: Believes the strong should rule and the weak obey. He repeatedly scoffs at "society's petty restrictions" for daring to keep the criminal element down. * {{Telepathy}} * TrueCompanions: What he tries to turn the Secret Society and then the Legion of Doom into. !!Giganta -->'''Voiced By:''' Creator/JenniferHale * AttackOfTheFiftyFootWhatever * BoobsOfSteel: Within the original Secret Society alone, compare her chest size with that of cold-blooded distance striker, [[AnIcePerson Killer Frost]], who she shares a voice actress with. * EvilRedhead * MagicSkirt: Strangely enough, considering she wears a tiny dress and can grow to giant size, we never see the [[PantyShot obvious outcome]], even when she falls over. [[GettingCrapPastTheRadar Possibly]] subverted ''on-screen'', judging by the Shade's reaction to seeing her grow right in front of him (with him standing under her, looking up). * MostCommonSuperpower * MyMasterRightOrWrong: While genuinely criminal, her main connection is her devotion to Grodd for, "As long as he needs me." ** Or until he fries her brain. * WomanScorned: To Grodd. * WouldntHitAGirl: Invokes this on Superman one time. Wonder Woman doesn't have a problem, though... !!Killer Frost -->'''Voiced By:''' Creator/JenniferHale * AxCrazy * BlackEyesOfEvil * CreepyMonotone * DarkActionGirl * ForTheEvulz: Grodd makes it clear that she's working for him simply because she just wants to kill as many people as possible. She seems very disappointed when Grodd wants someone alive. * {{Goth}}: Lone Psycho Goth variant. * HarmlessFreezing: Averted. There's a reason she's called ''Killer'' Frost. * AnIcePerson: "Not necessarily a nice person," indeed. * LooksLikeCesare * OperaGloves * PsychoForHire: As Grodd puts it, "she just likes killing things," to the point where she looks really disappointed whenever she's stopped. On the bright side, it makes her really hard to bribe. * PsychoticSmirk: This and disdain about sum up her facial expressions. * TheSociopath * UnderestimatingBadassery: Does this to [[PsychopathicManchild Toyman]] in "Alive". * YouGottaHaveBlueHair !!Atomic Skull -->'''Voiced By:''' Creator/LexLang * ButtMonkey: Despite being a fearsome-looking metahuman, most of his screen time is spent being humiliatingly trounced by [[BadassNormal non-powered heroes]] - and, in one case, by [[BadassBystander an anonymous teenaged monk]]. * EvenEvilHasStandards: He insist that he and the other villains should be allowed to help the heroes stop Darkseid's invasion. * ILoveNuclearPower * MauveShirt: One of only a handful of Legion members to survive the finale. * SkullForAHead: Has a skull wrapped in green fire, which he can fire energy blasts from. * VocalDissonance: Sounds surprisingly whiny when we actually hear him talk. !!Bizarro [[Characters/DCAUSupermanTheAnimatedSeries See here for complete info]]. !!Shade -->'''Voiced By:''' Stephen [=McHattie=] * AdaptationalVillainy: Is an AntiHero in the comics. * AmazonChaser: Is attracted to Giganta. [[spoiler: Even after learning she used to be a gorilla]]. * CastingAShadow * DeadpanSnarker: In his few brief appearances, he has his moments: --->'''Shade''': Lex Luthor? The plot thins. * EvilAlbino: Though it might be just make-up. * KilledOffForReal: With a whole bunch of other villains in the episode before the finale. ** DroppedABridgeOnHim * LeanAndMean * LooksLikeCesare * NiceHat: A top hat. * OnlyInItForTheMoney: To the point of RunningGag. * PragmaticVillainy: prefers to remain a thief over a ruler. * SinisterShades * SquishyWizard: Until he... ** KungFuWizard * TookALevelInBadass: And made pretty well against Batman. Too bad Superman stepped in. !!Star Sapphire -->'''Voiced By:''' Olivia d'Abo * AlphaBitch: While not explicitly stated to be a queen like in the comics, she sure is haughty enough. * CuteBruiser: Looks fragile but with her gem's power, she's a brutal fighter. * DistaffCounterpart and EvilCounterpart: To John Stewart. * EvilBrit * EvilIsPetty: Not content with being the Injustice Gang's most unpleasant teammate (not a small feat), she gleefully joined an attempt at {{Gendercide}} just to get rid of some guys she disliked. * GreenLanternRing: Her head-jewel-thing * HeelFaceMole: Briefly feigned abandoning Aresia to join the heroines. * InTheBack: She really needs to keep an eye on hers. * PurpleIsPowerful * SmugSnake: She's a snooty lady to say the least. * SmugSuper [[/folder]] [[folder:Recurring and Significant Villains]] !!Brainiac -->'''Voiced By:''' Creator/CoreyBurton [[Characters/DCAUSupermanTheAnimatedSeries See here for complete info]]. !!{{Darkseid}} -->'''Voiced By:''' MichaelIronside [[Characters/DCAUSupermanTheAnimatedSeries See here for complete info]]. !!The Justice Lords The counterparts of the Justice League in an alternate universe, the history of their universe was mostly the same as the history of the League's universe, but in the Lords' universe, President of the United States SelfDemonstrating/LexLuthor murdered Franchise/TheFlash and almost brought the world to nuclear war. Franchise/{{Superman}} simply decided to kill Luthor, and his experience with killing caused him to unleash a totalitarian brand of justice on their Earth. Lord Batman then built a dimensional portal in his lengthy spare time, discovering the League's universe, with the Lords trying to go to this universe and unleash their totalitarian rule there. * [[AntiVillain Anti-Villains]] * AsskickingEqualsAuthority: Considering they first took command over the world by murdering the president. Justice Lord Batman makes a military general follow his orders. * BroughtDownToNormal: The Lords are permanently removed of their powers and abilities, and sent back to their universe to never be seen or heard from again. * CynicismCatalyst: They turned into knight templars after their Flash was killed. * DespairEventHorizon: The murder of "their" Flash by the American President - SelfDemonstrating/LexLuthor, who has also brought their world to the brink of nuclear Armageddon. * DisproportionateRetribution: Despite having 'Justice' in their organization name, the Lords seem to have forgotten the meaning of it. * EnigmaticMinion: It's never made entirely clear what Lord Batman's deal is. He refuses to take part in the 'utopia' he helped make, makes the portal allowing the Justice Lords to cross into another dimension, but seems hesitant at best to actually use it for anything. [[spoiler:His later actions imply that he wanted to justify his own actions to a 'non-fallen' version of himself, and when he failed to do it, gave up.]] * EvenEvilHasStandards: Subverted. Justice Lord Superman has no problem killing [[TheHeart Justice League Flash]] explaining that it would be another thing that he wouldn't mind doing. * {{Evil Overlord}}s * {{Evil Twin}}s: A classic example, being from a MirrorUniverse where [[KnightTemplar they took a hard-line approach to crime fighting]]. * {{Expy}}: They were heavily inspired by ''Comicbook/TheAuthority'', which the producers had begun to read between seasons one and two, and one idea they had was to see what the world would be like if the League ever tried to emulate their tactics. *** When Brainthor summons up robot versions of the Justice Lords to distract the League, he has to create a new one for Flash (since Flash of that universe died before they became the Lords). The costume he gives Flash is identical to the costume of famed Flash Villain Professor Zoom, The Reverse-Flash. * {{Fallen Hero}}es: Following the death of their Flash, they became {{Knight Templar}}s and transformed their earth into a metahuman-ruled {{dystopia}} where dissidents and supervillains were lobotomized. [[Quotes/FallenHero The Superman quote]] from the episode "A Better World" is given just before he crosses the line and kills Luthor, who was responsible for Flash's death, with his heat-vision. * HeelFaceBrainwashing: Lord Superman's favorite way to deal with villains, by frying their brains via his heat vision which turns them into the walking dead. * HeelFaceTurn: [[spoiler:Not the group themselves but the Lord Batman, after some words from his other self.]] * JumpingOffTheSlipperySlope: {{Lampshade|Hanging}}d by "our" Batman when he notes that what the Lords do isn't that far removed from what the League does. * KickTheDog * KilledOffForReal: The Flash, which cemented Superman's fall and soon the rest of the League. * {{Knight Templar}}s: Decided to end crime by ruling their world as fascist dictators. Interestingly, in this version, the straw that broke the camel's back was Superman killing Luthor, in response to his murder of the Flash. The aftermath of this encounter was seen in the first two seasons of JLU. * PayEvilUntoEvil: In the opening scene of the episode, the Lord Superman's murder of SelfDemonstrating/LexLuthor for the killing of "their" Flash. * ShutUpHannibal: The alternate Superman ''says it with heat vision.'' --> '''Batman:''' [[FridgeHorror Do you smell something... burning?]] * StoryArc: The effects of ''A Better World'', in particular that another universe's League had gone rogue and murdered the President of the United States and took control of the entire world, had far-reaching effects for the rest of the series and the DCAU as a whole. * [[HeWhoFightsMonsters They Who Fight Monsters]]: Became totalitarian overlords on their world in their attempts to preserve peace and security. * {{Well Intentioned Extremist}}s: What the Lords cast themselves as. * WhatHappenedToTheMouse: The alternate world, now stripped of superhuman protection, had better hope that there is no alternate version of Darkseid, Despero, or even Lobo out there... !!ComicBook/VandalSavage -->'''Voiced By:''' Phil Morris A man who has existed for eons due to his interactions with a mysterious meteor that landed on Earth. He is an intellectual genius and a master strategist who can account for numerous outcomes due to his long life. Like many of his ilk, he thirsts for power and being nigh-immortal, is aware that once he has it he will be undisputed for eternity. * AffablyEvil * TheAtoner: In the BadFuture he caused. * BeardOfEvil * BoredWithInsanity: [[spoiler:Becomes a good kind man after being alone on earth for thousands of years in "Hereafter".]] * TheChessmaster * ContemporaryCaveman: Much more sophisticated and urbane than most examples. * DayOfTheJackboot: In the "Savage Time" * DespotismJustifiesTheMeans: His usual motive. * EvenEvilHasStandards: In "The Savage Time", part of the reason he gives for usurping Hitler and taking over the Third Reich is because even ''he'' thinks that the world should be spared having to suffer under that "raving lunatic". Keep in mind, Vandal's entire goal was to create a fascist dystopia with himself as supreme leader. * GoOutWithASmile: The reformed Savage from the bad future smiles as he sees the ruined world (including himself) fading away, to be replaced by a brighter future. -->"Thank you, my friend." * HeelRealization: It took him about 30000 years to see that his lust for power was meaningless. Even with a time machine, he himself cannot fix his past mistakes. * {{Immortality}} * KickTheSonOfABitch: Freezing Hitler, because he thinks he is a raving lunatic. * MeaningfulName: Self-explanatory. * MonsterSobStory: In "Hereafter". * MyGrandsonMyself: During his CivilianVillain stage in "Maid of Honor". * ReallySevenHundredYearsOld: Was born over 25,000 years ago. He's an immortal caveman who's spent his time with world domination plots. * [[RedemptionEqualsDeath Redemption Equals Non Existence]]: As a final act of redemption, He had Superman return to his own time to stop Vandal Savage's actions that would lead to the BadFuture. Once Superman succeeded, the earth was thriving with people again, but at the cost of his own existence. * SoleSurvivingScientist: He ends up a sole surviving scientist in the episode "Hereafter". * StupidJetpackHitler: His War Wheel equipped Nazi legions. * SupremeChef: In "Hereafter", he's shown to be a pretty nifty cook. He's even grown a pretty massive garden after the end of the world. * TakeOverTheWorld: His motivation. He succeeded in the alternate timeline that born out of the events in "The Savage Time" but those events were erased. * ThoseWackyNazis: He ''takes them over'' as part of his plot for world domination. * TimelineAlteringMacGuffin: His laptop in "The Savage Time". * WickedCultured: Savage is pretty well spoken and in "Hereafter" we see him owning massive library with thousands upon thousands of books. -->'''Superman:''' Self-help books? You don't seem the type.\\ '''Savage:''' I read whatever I can get my hands on these days. [[spoiler:Anyway, I've got issues, what with me destroying the world and all.]] !!Professor Ivo's Android a.k.a. "A.M.A.Z.O." -->"There's nothing I want from you anymore, none of you have anything for me now."\\ '''Voiced By:''' Robert Picardo * AdaptiveAbility: He was able to take Superman's powers and then overcome his KryptoniteFactor after exposure to kryptonite, and his own nanotech weaknesses which causes Luthor's only weapon against him to fail. * AGodAmI: If anyone had the right to say this, it was him. [[AvertedTrope He never refers to himself as a god]], [[LikeAGodToMe but others suggest it]]. ** ''Amazo leaves Earth by flying into the night sky.'' -->'''The Flash:''' Where is he going?\\ '''Martin Manhunter:''' Where gods belong. ** [[ComicallyMissingThePoint New Genesis]]? ** When Luthor sneers at this notion, Superman points out that Luthor will be doing a lot of praying if he comes back. * AllPowerfulBystander: After his return to Earth, he spent some time at Dr. Fate's retreat, but the RuleOfDrama dictated that his immense powers had to be useless against the first entity he tried to help the League with - at which point he departed and was never seen again. * AllYourPowersCombined: This is his schtick at first before he leaves Earth to become a full on RealityWarper. * AssimilationBackfire: At first after copying Superman's powers, but then, as mentioned above, he overcame the KryptoniteFactor. However, after copying Martian Manhunter's powers, including telepathy, he uses it to discover that Lex Luthor has been deceiving him, and basically calls off the conflict with the Justice League. * AwesomenessByAnalysis: Amazo has the ability to copy one's powers, natural abilities, equipment, and DNA signature simply by looking at them. * {{Badass}} * CaptainErsatz: He looks more like Creator/MarvelComics' Super-Adaptoid than the comic book Amazo. * ChildrenAreInnocent: [[PlayingWithATrope Played with]], he was very child like at first in [[BlankSlate how he behaved]] and his [[PleaseWakeUp understanding of the world]], and in how easy it was for [[ManipulativeBastard Luthor]] to [[PlayingTheVictimCard trick him into fighting the League.]] * CompleteImmortality: Luthor even brings it up in his BreakThemByTalking. * CurbStompBattle: In "The Return," the android is attacked by every defender Earth can get their hands on, en masse. It is possible that they slowed his approach to his objective, but not by more than a few seconds. --> '''Amazo:''' I have evolved far beyond what I was when we last met. You do ''not'' want to challenge me. * DoNotTauntCthulhu: Happens twice: ** ''Luthor, standing in the palm of Amazo's hand [[IncredibleShrinkingMan literally]]:'' -->'''Luthor:''' You know, when I heard you were coming I was actually afraid of you. Petrified. But now when I see your fear - your uncertainty, I just pity you! ** ''Aquaman playing chess with Hawkgirl while Amazo watches:'' -->'''Aquaman:'''[[SarcasmMode Such scintillating repartee]], I get better conversation from the android.\\ '''Amazo:''' [[ImStandingRightHere You are aware I'm in the room]]? ** Neither times did he vaporize them or wipe them from existence, but he could have easily. * GoldenSuperMode: A variant; when he leaves Earth he is gunmetal gray (and already able to defeat the original Justice League, with difficulty). When he returns, he appears to be made of gold, and the entire enlarged League - plus the Green Lantern Corps - are no more than nuisances to him. * HeroicBuild: As exaggerated an example as Superman, and standing about eight feet tall to boot. * ImplacableMan: When he's after Luthor, he's unstoppable. ** After Lex and Atom shrink down to escape Amazo and find themselves in Amazo's hand: -->'''Amazo:''' Did you really think I couldn't follow you here? No universe however large however small is denied to me. ** It took one of Luthor's epic speeches to stop Amazo from destroying him - and [[SuicidalCosmicTemperTantrum the whole planet... or more.]] --> '''Green Lantern:''' "What's going on?" --> '''Dr. Fate:''' [[NiceJobFixingItVillain "Lex Luthor is saving the world."]] ** What finally held him back was Solomon Grundy's chaos magic, when he realized that his own power was feeding him. * InstantAIJustAddWater: [[JustifiedTrope Justified]] by him getting his [[RidiculouslyHumanRobots personaliy]] from [[AwesomenessByAnalysis humans]], and helps him [[AvertedTrope avert]] most [[AIIsACrapshoot negative]] [[ElectronicSpeechImpediment robot]] [[MechanicalMonster tropes.]] * InstantExpert: He has no problem [[HowDoIShotWeb using the powers]] he just gained; while he can't read minds (at first), he seems to acquire the skills absorbed, not just the powers themselves. * KickTheDog: On his return to Earth, he vaporized Oa, which the GL Corps are determined to get revenge for. [[spoiler:[[SubvertedTrope Subverted]] when it turns out he just teleported it to a different dimension.]] * TheJuggernaut: "The Return" episode consist of pretty much entire Justice League (Founding Members ''and'' Extended League) getting hammered while ''failing'' to even significantly slow him down. And before that, he was similarly not slowed down by the entire Green Lantern Corps. * LongBusTrip: He recognizes an adversary is drawing on his own strength, teleports several parsecs away, and never shows up again. The writers may have wisely concluded that his presence would have rendered the Justice League completely irrelevant. ** Was PLANNED to be a BrickJoke: In the last episode, he would have been seen wondering if it was safe to come back yet. * MechanicalEvolution: His ability to 'evolve' was so potent that by his second appearance he had even evolved beyond being a machine. * {{Nanomachines}}: At first. * PersonOfMassDestruction * PhysicalGod: Goes from newborn to Physical God in the course of a few months... and is PutOnABus. * PowerCopying: By the end of his first episode he had all the powers of the Justice league and in the next he left to explore the universe... where he accumulated much more power. * PowerGlows * PowersAsPrograms: When he scans someone he can alter himself at the molecular level to utilize their powers e.g. grow wings, form a green lantern ring. * SmartPeoplePlayChess: Either he's really good or Aquaman's really bad. Most likely the former, because he IS a super-intelligent android. * StoryBreakerPower: He is only in four episodes and is PutOnABus at the end of every episode except the first. He turns out to still have one weakness: 'chaos magic', or possibly any form of power-duplication, is able to [[HoistByHisOwnPetard copy his powers, just as he copied so many others.]] * StrawNihilist: [[DownplayedTrope Downplayed.]] His main arc is [[ContemplateOurNavels finding the meaning of his existence]]. * SuperpowerLottery: He was [[DeusEstMachina designed to be the winner]]. On his return to Earth he has {{Flight}}, SuperStrength, NighInvulnerability [[TheOmnipotent minus the nigh]], [[PureEnergy vast energy manipulation]], [[PsychicPowers psionic powers]] like {{Telepathy}} and [[MindOverMatter telekinesis]], [[FlightStrengthHeart super-hearing]], can [[TeleportersAndTransporters teleport himself across interstellar distances]], [[IncredibleShrinkingMan shrink into]] a [[SubspaceOrHyperspace subatomic universe]], [[MassTeleportation shift entire planets into other dimensions and just as easily bring them back unharmed]], and... well, basically any power that anyone else has, [[MagicAIsMagicA except magic]]. * TinMan: [[AvertedTrope Averted]], he is very emotional, philosophical and moody. * TooPowerfulToLive: Subverted; rather than being killed off, he's just PutOnABus at the end of every appearance. * UltimateLifeForm: Luthor sure thinks so, considering he made a duplicate of Amazo's original nanite form to have his mind transferred into. [[spoiler:[[HoistByHisOwnPetard Sadly for him, the duplicate was destroyed by the weapon he made to fend off Amazo.]]]] * WhatHappenedToTheMouse: When fighting Solomon Grundy, Grundy used chaos magic to absorb and repel Amazo's energy attack. Realizing that his presence was indirectly making Grundy stronger, [[DeusExitMachina Amazo teleported himself several light-years away until he could figure out how to solve the problem]] [[LongBusTrip and has not been seen since.]] ** This led to BrokenBase and FridgeLogic. * WorldHealingWave: Inverted, then exaggerated. His beeline flight back to Earth just happened to pass through Oa, so he casually transported the planet to another dimension rather than flying around it. When Green Lantern grudgingly asked him to ''please'' bring Oa back, he did. !!Mongul -->"Happy Birthday, Kryptonian. I give you oblivion."\\ '''Voiced By:''' Eric Roberts The cruel dictator of War World. He gains amusement from watching others fight in his arena, which he captures from around the galaxy to become gladiator slaves. He is deposed by Superman following his experience on War World but comes to Earth later in order to have his revenge against the Man of Steel. * BaldOfEvil * BreadAndCircuses: His empire drew obvious parallels to the Roman Empire. The Martian Manhunter finds out there's mass unemployment and poverty, but people are kept entertained by the [[BloodSport gladiatorial games]]. * TheCaligula * CreepyMonotone * DarkerAndEdgier: By his second appearance, he's a much more menacing foe than in his first. This is even reflected in his color-scheme with a darker shade of purple for his costume. * EvilCannotComprehendGood: He assumed that Superman would be envisioning himself as ruler of the universe in the LotusEaterMachine. Instead Superman is just living a peaceful life with his family on Krypton - no special powers, no constant pressure to save the day... * EvilSoundsDeep * GalacticConqueror: With a bit of PresidentEvil mixed in. * GeniusBruiser * HeManWomanHater: Presumably, his misogyny was added so that he could PokeThePoodle - even though he was already [[KickTheDog kicking an entire kennel's worth of dogs.]] * NighInvulnerability * PoliticallyIncorrectVillain: In his second appearance he is quite demeaning towards Wonder Woman. * RedEyesTakeWarning * RoaringRampageOfRevenge: His motivation in "For The Man Who Has Everything." * SlasherSmile * SmugSnake * SmugSuper * SuperStrength * TechnicolorPeople: He's lemon-colored. * TookALevelInBadass: His powers didn't necessarily increase, but in "A Better World" he is infinitely nastier and more conniving than he was as the stereotypical space tyrant of "War World." !!Stephen Mandragora -->'''Voiced By:''' Glenn Shaddix * BadassInANiceSuit * CharlesAtlasSuperpower: Approaching this, if not already there. * CompositeCharacter: Of the original Stephano Mandragora and Tobias Whale. * EvenEvilHasLovedOnes: For being a world class sleaze and murdering sociopath, he seems to be a truly loving and dedicated father. * EvilAlbino * FatBastard: A homage to the Kingpin. Though, [[StoutStrength neither of them are fat]], and their [[FauxAffablyEvil polite mannerisms hide a very cruel personality]]. * FauxAffablyEvil: Just watch how he taunts Green Arrow and Black Canary. * InTheBlood: Given that his son Edgar looks exactly the same as he does. * JabbaTableManners: Slurping down oysters in "Double Date". Bonus points for leering at Black Canary as he says, "I like my oysters nice and juicy." Ew. And then you remember that oysters are supposedly an [[ParentalBonus aphrodisiac]]. * LightningBruiser: The guy is HUGE, but he moves just as fast as Black Canary when she attacks him. Foreshadowed earlier in the episode when, after she punches him, states that there's no fat, only muscle. * MadeOfIron: He turns out to have superhuman resistance to damage, if not a very high degree of it. * ManInWhite * MoralityPet: His son, Edgar. * PapaWolf: A rival mob kidnapped his son, and it's suggested that said mob are no longer a problem after his son was rescued. * StoutStrength: Effectively a Kingpin {{Expy}} and then some: Black Canary's Canary Cry--which could kill someone if she uses it too close to them, even at a distance can flip a truck end over end, and once ''destroyed an arena''--does no damage besides ''ripping off his shirt''. Then again, his son [[WesternAnimation/BatmanBeyond eventually became a high-powered psychic]]. ** Foreshadowed in the beginning when Canary slaps him for a crass remark involving oysters. She winces in pain afterwards since slapping him was like hitting a brick wall and she doubts there is even an ''ounce'' of fat on him. * SuperStrength * VillainousGlutton: One would assume he is fat (just look at [[http://images2.wikia.nocookie.net/dcanimated/images/thumb/6/66/Steven_Mandragora.png/275px-Steven_Mandragora.png this picture]]), but it [[StoutStrength turns out that that is all muscle]], to the point where Black Canary punched him as hard as she could and hurt her hand. !!Ares -->'''Voiced By:''' Michael York * BlondGuysAreEvil * EvilBrit * HairTriggerTemper * HumansAreBastards: He believes this and glories in pushing every BerserkButton he can find to 'prove' it. * InYourNatureToDestroyYourselves: And he's really happy about that. * LargeHam * MisanthropeSupreme * PhysicalGod: Implied rather than shown (he makes more use of shape-shifting than his combat skills). The main indication is that Wonder Woman doesn't attempt to put an end to his interference by beating the tar out of him. * SmugSnake: It would take an effort for this guy to get more evil or arrogant. * WarGod * WarIsGlorious * WeHaveReserves: He regards the entire population of Earth as a renewable resource for his perpetual entertainment. * WhatHappenedToTheMouse: He promises Diana that he'll be coming back soon enough, but he doesn't show up during any of the subsequent 'wartime' situations the League faces. !!Despero -->'''Voiced By:''' Creator/KeithDavid * AllOfTheOtherReindeer: His backstory. * DarkMessiah * DisneyVillainDeath: An interesting variation: After [[GeniusLoci the will of the Fire of Py'tar is freed]], it raises a tree to ensnare Despero, then drags him underground. Despero reacts rather peacefully in his last moments. * EvilOverlord * FromNobodyToNightmare: Was nothing more than a mutated peasant in the desert planet Kalanor: before long he was its EvilOverlord controlling an army so dangerous it threatened the Green Lantern Corps. * ScaryDogmaticAliens: Leads a fanatical army called "Legion of the Third Eye" which through "The Fire of Py'tar" starts conquering entire solar systems for him to rule. * SuperEmpowering: After his contact with the Fire of Py'tar, he became a FlyingBrick, in addition to MindControl powers, MindOverMatter and EyeBeams. He can also bestow this ability to his army through Py'tar as well. * ThirdEye: [[AllOfTheOtherReindeer Was treated as an outcast for it]]. After his contact with the Fire of Py'tar, it opened. He can also shoot EyeBeams through it. !!Solomon Grundy -->'''Voiced By:''' Creator/MarkHamill * TheBrute: He's the dumb muscle for whichever supervillain has hired him this week. * ADayInTheLimelight: His spotlight episode creates some FireForgedFriends in the JLU and ends in confronting an EldritchAbomination. [[spoiler: He's really dead, not just a zombie, by the end of it.]] * DumbMuscle * {{Expy}}: He gains quite a bit of SelfDemonstrating/TheIncredibleHulk's characterization, and shares part of his background with ComicBook/SwampThing. * HulkSpeak * IneffectualSympatheticVillain: Grundy is depicted as a very large, very strong mook - with a tendency to fumble any task more complicated that hitting something. He has an almost child-like view of the world, taking what he wants and accepting the assurances of a series of "friends" with ulterior motives. * OddFriendship: With Shayera. * OurZombiesAreDifferent: Solomon is the result of a Prohibition-era mobster being shot dead, cursed with a [[HollywoodVoodoo gris-gris]] to remove his soul, then dumped in a mystically charged swamp. He emerged decades later with no memory of his mortal life. * RedemptionEqualsDeath !!Ultra-Humanite -->'''Voiced By:''' Ian Buchanan * AdaptationalHeroism: The comic book version is a CardCarryingVillain; here he's just short of an IneffectualSympatheticVillain. * AffablyEvil * AluminumChristmasTrees: In the most direct sense of the trope. He admits he had one as a kid when Flash puts one in his cell as a present. * AntiVillain: The Ultra-Humanite regards humans as incorrigibly stupid and intellectually lazy. Therefore, crime. (Presumably, we don't understand the connection because we're insufficiently evolved.) ** Most of his crimes seem to be for the destruction of what he considers poor culture and the elevation of what he considers good: he was willing to betray an alliance intended to destroy the Justice League once Batman privately agreed to give a large amount of money to a classical opera foundation. ** He's unwilling to hurt children, as well, and likely sees his actions as beneficial to them. * EvilAlbino * EvilBrit * EvilGenius ** Ordinarily played straight - he can whip up a radiation-sickness-combatting life support system in a few hours. Subverted in one case, where it takes Batman a matter of minutes to provoke him into a LetsYouAndHimFight situation. * EvolutionaryLevels: Subtly invoked by his name, power-set (a weird inversion, given he has superhuman intelligence and strength at the same time) and mentioned in a throwaway line in the Christmas episode "Comfort and Joy". * GeniusBruiser: Transferred his consciousness into a gorilla's body. * MadScientist: Has all the characteristics of the traditional, cultured MadScientist... except, perhaps, how to dress the part. * MoralGuardians: Dislikes "crass" things and wish for their destruction, preferring the classics. --> '''Flash:''' Okay... I'll just take you to prison, where you won't have to look at the bad ol' art. * TheMole: In the Injustice Gang. * MyBrainIsBig: His albino gorilla form. * PetTheDog: Despite his willingness to shoot to kill, it turns out that he's [[WouldNotHurtAChild got a soft spot for 'the uncorrupted'.]] --> '''Ultra-Humanite:''' "You'll be glad to know that your words - [[TakeThat jejune though they may have been]] - did not fall on deaf ears. I have decided to declare a truce in honor of the holiday." * SesquipedalianLoquaciousness: He rarely passes up a chance to show it. * SpikesOfVillainy: On his overalls. * WickedCultured: ''Injustice for All'' shows that he's a big opera fan. "Comfort and Joy" has him destroy an art museum because he hates modern art, and suggest that Flash buy some orphans some literature by Creator/{{Voltaire}} instead of the Tickle Me Elmo Ersatz he was planning on giving them. ** They end up compromising: Ultra-Humanite reprograms the doll to tell classic Christmas tales instead of make gross jokes, and Flash still gets to give it to the kids. !!Felix Faust -->'''Voiced By:''' Creator/RobertEnglund * BigOlEyebrows * DealWithTheDevil: He's not named Faust for nothing. * TheDogBitesBack: After what Hades did to him, though it ultimately gets him killed. * TheDragon: To Hades. ** DragonAscendant: Briefly enforced this with Hades. * EvilMentor: To Tala. * EvilSorcerer * FromNobodyToNightmare: Goes from a researcher of ancient mythology to Hades's [[TheDragon Dragon]]. * TakenForGranite: To the Amazons. * TheyCalledMeMad * WickedCultured: Values knowledge above anything else, just like the original Faust. !!Hades -->'''Voiced By:''' Creator/JohnRhysDavies, Bob Joles * AdaptationalVillainy: Hades in the myths is one of the more decent Greek gods, and in the comics, while he can be an antagonist, isn't usually so much a villain as sometimes an obstacle to Wonder Woman. * BadAss: Takes on the whole Justice League, and pimp-slaps ''Superman'' across the room. * BastardBoyfriend: To Hippolyta. * BeardOfEvil * EverybodyHatesHades: He's depicted as the Satan-equivalent of the DCAU Greek Pantheon. * EvilSoundsDeep * HijackedByJesus: He's a Greek Satan. * LukeIAmYourFather: To Wonder Woman. * TheManBehindTheMan: To Felix Faust. * OneWingedAngel: At first shows up looking like a regular guy in Greek-esque armor. Later, his face gets burned off and we see "his true face"; a grey-skinned, demonic-looking monster, with horns, an elongated jaw and multiple forked tongues. * PhysicalGod * SealedEvilInACan: Released by Felix Faust in the hopes that Hades will grant him "ultimate knowledge" in return. Hades naturally betrays Faust by [[spoiler:causing him to instantly age to an old man since "Ultimately, pain and suffering are all humans will ever know."]] !!Morgaine Le Fey -->'''Voiced By:''' Olivia d'Abo * ArchEnemy: To Etrigan. * EnemyMine: Helps the Justice League defeat her son, Mordred, when he uses a MacGuffin to banish all the adults in the world to another dimension. * IWasQuiteALooker: Too bad she ended up with AgeWithoutYouth. * MyBelovedSmother: Towards her son Mordred, especially after he breaks the eternal youth spell. As if the BrotherSisterIncest which lead to his birth hadn't been bad enough. * VainSorceress: Toyed with - she drains youth from random {{Muggle}}s...but it's not really a case of vanity, since her costume covers up her body except for her hands. Mostly it seems to be for the benefit of her son, Mordred, whom she cast a spell on to grant eternal life and eternal youth. Evidently, it fixed him at that age and can't be broken or altered [[spoiler:without causing him to [[ThisWasHisTrueForm instantly turn into a withered old man]].]] * WickedWitch * YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness: Her backstory with Jason Blood. !!Roulette -->'''Voiced By:''' Virginia Madsen * BadassNormal * DarkActionGirl * DragonLady: Though not being Asian herself. * LadyInRed * ManipulativeBastard * SinisterShades * SmugSnake !!Lord Orm -->'''Voiced By: Richard Green * AintTooProudToBeg: [[spoiler:During his final fight with Aquaman a bridge collapses from underneath him. He begs to be rescued, but Aquaman leaves him to die.]] * ArcVillain: For "The Enemy Below". * AristocratsAreEvil: He's referred to as Lord Orm in the show and certainly doesn't lack the evil part. * BitchInSheepsClothing: Poses as a ReasonableAuthorityFigure willing to work with the Justice League. The truth is much different. * CainAndAbel: With his brother, Aquaman. * ClassicVillain: Pride and ambition. * DisneyVillainDeath: A case where this is brilliantly invoked by his opponent, who ''deliberately'' leaves him to fall to his death. * KarmicDeath: He plans to leave Aquaman and his son to die by falling to their deaths. Guess who lets him fall to his. * KilledOffForReal: He falls to his death. * NeverFoundTheBody: WordOfGod is that his DisneyVillainDeath was done just in case they wanted him to come back. Nothing ever came of this, meaning Orm, most likely, is dead. * WouldHurtAChild: [[spoiler:He tries killing Aquaman's son]]. !!Ace -->'''Voiced By: Creator/HyndenWalch * AntiVillain: Of the DarkMagicalGirl type. * BerserkButton: She becomes enraged whenever she catches sight of a special headband that Cadmus had forced her to wear to control her powers. The Joker finds this out the hard way. * BewareTheQuietOnes: While Ace [[TheVoiceless rarely speaks]] and normally just sits around while staring blankly, she can become quite terrifying when she actually decides to [[MindRape use her powers]]. * CreepyChild * DarkAndTroubledPast * TheDogBitesBack: [[spoiler:Against the Joker when Batman reveals that he had secretly been keeping a control headband in his jacket, as seen [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1JiAVXDqatk here]]. You can literally pinpoint the moment the Joker [[OhCrap shits his pants]] when he sees the DeathGlare that Ace gives him.]] * EeriePaleSkinnedBrunette * EmotionlessGirl: Unless she gets angry at you. * HumanWeapon[=/=]TykeBomb: She was treated as such by Cadmus, which was a great deal of angst and resentment for her. * HypnoticEyes * MindRape: Her specialty. * PersonOfMassDestruction: [[spoiler:She becomes this in "Epilogue" when her powers have expanded so much that the aneurysm that would eventually kill her could potentially have the side effect of destroying the entire city around her.]] * PsychicChildren * RealityWarper: By "Epilogue", she has gained this power in addition to her mind control ones. * SelfMadeOrphan: As an infant, she accidentally used her mind control powers on her parents, rendering them catatonic. * TheStoic ** NotSoStoic: In her final appearance when she finds out that [[spoiler:she only has hours left to live due to a brain aneurysm. Beneath it all, she is still just a scared child [[TearJerker terrified of dying]].]] * WoobieDestroyerOfWorlds [[/folder]] [[folder:Less significant villains]] !!Doctor Destiny / John Dee -->'''Voiced by:''' Creator/WilliamAtherton * AffablyEvil: Initially comes across as this, being polite and courteous to the warden and staff at the prison... ** FauxAffablyEvil: But when his life starts falling apart, the politeness is revealed to be something he uses for tormenting his enemies and victims, as well as covering his pettiness and inferiority complex. * AndIMustScream: What he usually inflicts on his victims, and later on the receiving end when [[spoiler:he accidentally drugs himself in his fight with Batman, essentially lobotomising himself as his powers trap him in his mind, [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking humming "Frere Jacques" forever]] with little awareness of the outside world]]. He seems to recover by the start of Season 5, appearing as a member of the new Secret Society. * ArcVillain: For "Only A Dream". * {{Badass}}: Utter crap as a human being, but for a so-called nobody he came incredibly close to killing almost all of the Justice League without even physically harming them. ** BadassCape: Invoked by his dream outfit. * DangerouslyGenreSavvy: His plan consisted of exploiting a prison riot to hijack the Materioptikon, which worked well as the Justice League was occupied with five supercriminals. He then bided his time until the League was exhausted and mostly fell asleep, and chose that moment to strike. He eventually decided to delay the heroes by withdrawing and only guarding a single mind, instead of letting them go through each one and all wake up. * DisproportionateRetribution: His solution to his wife leaving him after countless years in prison? [[spoiler:Go into her dreams after stalking her and her new boyfriend, torment her with ''heavily'' implied rape in her dream on top of the explicit MindRape, and leave her stuck in her nightmares until she dies from being tortured into insanity.]] * EvilSoundsDeep: His voice was on the more nasal end of this trope at first, then he got his powers and dived almost headfirst into it. * FromNobodyToNightmare: Discussed InUniverse by Batman and Green Lantern. Lantern thinks that Dee is a nobody, at which point Batman brings up Odysseus and his removal of the cyclops' eye and how the cyclops could only say that "Nobody" had removed its eye. As it turns out, he was once a petty Lexcorp employee caught for guarding smuggled weapons. * :KilledOffForReal: Possibly. If he was, this is a rare case in which the creators and animators did this ''by accident''. He appears in "Alive" supposedly as part of Luthor's group, although it's likely that this is a colouring error for what was supposed to be Major Disaster. * StalkerWithoutACrush: Towards his wife by the time he escapes. He's no longer romantically interested in her, just pissed off that she left him behind. * UnderestimatingBadassery: In spite of his accurate analyses of the other League members, he didn't take Batman as seriously as he should have done. * WhatHappenedToTheMouse: He disappears shortly after his cameo in "Alive", [[spoiler:and doesn't reappear after Darkseid explodes the Society's ship, which implies he's dead]]. Then again, given how his appearance in that episode is supposedly an animation error, this might not be the case. * WouldHitAGirl: When he bumps into his wife in her dreams, [[spoiler:he tortures her into insanity, which kills her even after she's been sedated]]. !!Deadshot / Floyd Lawton -->'''Voiced by:''' Creator/MichaelRosenbaum * BadassNormal: Deadshot has no powers, he's just an incredibly talented marksman. * BoxedCrook: As a member of [[ComicBook/SuicideSquad Task Force X]]. * CreepyMonotone * DeadpanSnarker: He has a very dry wit, and the borderline monotonous voice helps. * TheDragon: To Orm, although he didn't know who he was. All he knew was that he had paid him a lot of money in Spanish dubloons, which were worth a fortune. * FauxAffablyEvil: As Plastique discovers to her cost, his jovial nice-guy act is just that. * GenreSavvy: He was fully prepared with an escape route after trying to kill Aquaman. * HiredGun: If you have the money, he'll do the job. * ImprobableAimingSkills: The reason he's so dangerous is that he's good with any weapon, at one point coming close to killing Batman. * KarmaHoudini: Possibly - only possibly. He's never seen again after "Task Force X," so presumably he's still serving out his five years of incredibly dangerous suicide missions as 'community service'. * TheSociopath: Lawton will kill anyone if is really convenient for him. !!Chronos / David Clinton -->'''Voiced by:''' Peter [=MacNicol=] * AdaptationalBadass: This Chronos is way more hardcore than the one from Franchise/TheDCU. * ArcVillain: Of "The Once and Future Thing." * CollectorOfTheStrange: Of historical relics. So many, in fact, that he conquers the Gotham City of ''WesternAnimation/BatmanBeyond'' just to have a place to keep them all. * ConquerorFromTheFuture: Inverted. He's a conqueror from the present. * CutLexLuthorACheck: Initially, he only uses his time belt to accumulate a personal collection. When his wife lampshades how stupid this is, he decides to use it for grander things...and quickly [[JumpingOffTheSlipperySlope jumps off the slippery slope]]. * DrunkOnTheDarkSide: When he really starts indulging in his new power, he goes clean off the deep end. * EvilIsPetty * EvilOverlord: Of future!Gotham. * FauxAffablyEvil * AGodAmI: He takes to calling himself "the master of time and space" after he gets DrunkOnTheDarkSide. * GroundhogDayLoop: Batman traps him in one. And given [[AwfulWeddedLife the nature of it]], it's basically a FateWorseThanDeath. * HenpeckedHusband: Initially. * MadScientist * ObnoxiousInLaws: He does [[NoodleIncident something unspecified but implicitly horrible]] to his mother-in-law, who was always talking about what a worthless good-for-nothing he was. * SuperEmpowering: He gives future tech to the Jokerz and turns them into a personal army good enough to curbstomp the Justice League. * TheyCalledMeMad: He was denied tenure because of his talk of time travel. * TimeCrash: Accidentally causes one once his SanitySlippage gets really bad. * TimeTravelForFunAndProfit: His original use for the Time Belt was very benign - he was sneaking back in time to steal historically significant objects that were quite trivial at the time (a famous person's hairbrush, first drafts of famous documents, etc.) Things start going bad when Enid goads him into stealing valuable things. * TimeMaster: He has an ability to speed up time at a touch, which he uses to break into a vault on the JLA Watchtower. !Draaga -->'''Voiced by:''' William Smith * AnAxeToGrind: His weapon of choice as a gladiator of War World. * {{Badass}}: He's voiced by William Smith, it comes with the territory. * {{Expy}}: His appearance in the show is like a combination of TheIncredibleHulk, one of the Gargoyles and Ruber from QuestForCamelot. All things considered, it is an improvement over his appearance in the comics. * TheGoodKing: It's implied that he ends up administrating War World, at least temporarily, after Mongul is deposed. It is later confirmed in the novel "Wild at Heart" that he has become War World's ruler. * HeelFaceTurn: How much of a heel is debatable but he does go from wanting to pound Superman for not killing him to pounding Mongul for threatening his home world. * IDidWhatIHadToDo: He has fought and killed an unknown but large number of total strangers: his homeworld's survival was at stake. [[/folder]] --------
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A list of characters in the {{Franchise/DCAU}} who first became prominent in ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeague'' and ''Unlimited''. ---- [[foldercontrol]] [[folder:The Founding members]] !The League * {{Badass}} * BigGood: The founding members of the League are this. * ColorCodedCharacters: In early promos, Superman - Red; Batman - Blue; Wonder Woman - Yellow; Green Lantern - Green; Flash - Orange; Hawkgirl - Gold; Martian Manhunter - Teal. * DemotedToExtra: They suffer this to some extent in the last season. Despite being the main characters, they only appear in less than half of the final thirteen episodes, with some episodes ("Patriot Act," "Grudge Match" and "Alive!") focusing on recurring characters instead. * {{Determinator}}s: All of them. * {{Foil}}: ** AllWorkVsAllPlay: GL and Flash ** BrainsAndBrawn: Batman and Superman * JumpedAtTheCall: In the pilot Superman and Batman investigate Martian Manhunter's distress call. After they rescue him J'ohnn calls for back up and the other 4 are the only heroes that respond. At first it seems like they're the only active heroes in this continuity but by the time Unlimited rolls around its clear that [[LoadsAndLoadsOfCharacters a lot of other people could've responded to the call if they wanted to.]] * TheTeam - They all play a variety of roles especially since they rarely ever did any missions as a full team of seven. Most consistently however: ** TheHero / TheLeader: Superman (The founder, 'first among equals,' and [[TheCape embodies the League's best ideals]]) ** TheLancer / TheAce: Batman (An HonoraryTrueCompanion and AloofAlly before joining officially. [[TheCowl Superman's foil]] and [[Franchise/{{Batman}} good at everything by virtue of being Batman]].) ** TheChick: Franchise/WonderWoman ([[FishOutOfWater New to 'Man's World.']] Likes to dabble in being a normal woman when she's [[BloodKnight not on duty]]) ** StraightMan: Green Lantern ([[ByTheBookCop The most disciplined and take charge member]], though he has less clout than the Trinity above) ** PluckyComicRelief / TheHeart: The Flash (Lighthearted [[DeadpanSnarker wisecracker]], but the team would fall apart or [[BadFuture change drastically without him]]) ** TheBigGuy: Hawkgirl (despite [[PintsizedPowerhouse physically being the smallest]] by far she rushes head first at any situation) ** TheSmartGuy / MissionControl: Martian Manhunter (Uses mental powers to gain knowledge no one else could. Assigns duties for the expanded league.) * TokenMinority: GL is black, Hawkgirl and the Thanagarians are meant to be [[SpaceJews vaguely Hispanic]]. The team averts the SmurfettePrinciple by having [[TwoGirlsToATeam two core female members however.]] ** Batman gets called out as a 'minority' among the League as TheTeamNormal, but if anything it only fuels his fire to continue being TheAce despite not having powers. * TrueCompanions: They grow to genuinely care for each other, even referring to each other on a FirstNameBasis while very few outside of the 7 founding members even know their secret identities. * TwoGirlsToATeam: Hawkgirl and WonderWoman, two out of seven. While their appearances might suggest a TomboyAndGirlyGirl dynamic, the actual contrast was in their experience (with WonderWoman as the NaiveNewcomer and Hawkgirl as a bit of a cynic) and in their attitudes towards men, with WonderWoman having a touch of WomenAreWiser at first. Notably, neither was The Chick, as that role was filled by The Flash. -->'''Wonder Woman:''' [[{{StrawFeminist}} You men!]] Unless you do it on your own it doesn't count! -->'''Hawkgirl:''' It's not just the men, [[{{CurseCutShort}} you stuck-up...]] !!Franchise/{{Superman}} --> ''"[[WorldOfCardboardSpeech I feel like I live in a world made of cardboard]] -- always taking constant care not to break something, to break '''someone.''' Never allowing myself to lose control, even for a moment, or someone could die. But you can take it, can't you, [[{{Darkseid}} big man]]?"'' -->'''ALTER EGO:''' Kal-El/Clark Kent\\ '''Voiced By:''' Creator/TimDaly in ''WesternAnimation/SupermanTheAnimatedSeries'', Creator/GeorgeNewbern in ''Justice League'' ->Abilities: super strength, invulnerability, super speed, flight, super senses, heat vision [[Characters/DCAUSupermanTheAnimatedSeries See here for more info]]. !!Franchise/{{Batman}} -->''"I'm not really a 'people person'. But when you need help - and you will - call me."''\\ '''ALTER EGO:''' Bruce Wayne\\ '''Voiced By:''' Creator/KevinConroy ->Abilities: peak human condition, utility belt, martial artist, detective [[Characters/DCAUBatmanTheAnimatedSeries See here for more info]]. !!Franchise/WonderWoman [[quoteright:330:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/Wonder_Woman_7086.png]] -->''Hera, give me strength!''\\ '''ALTER EGO:''' Diana, Princess of Themyscera\\ '''Voiced By:''' Creator/SusanEisenberg ->Abilities: super strength, super reflexes, flight, magic lasso and bracelets The proverbial "stranger in a strange land." In the DCAU, she defied her mother's admonition to leave matters of Man's World alone, at the time the Imperium were attacking, and stole her outfit from Athena's temple before venturing out in response to the Martian Manhunter's telepathic summons. * ActionGirl * [[AllGirlsWantBadBoys All Girls Want Anti-Heroes]]: She develops a crush on Batman, which Batman refuses to explore further, much to her frustration. -->'''Wonder Woman''': No, no dating for the Batman. It might cut into your brooding time. -->'''Batman''': One, dating within the team always leads to disaster. Two, you're a princess from a society of immortal warriors, I'm a rich kid with issues -- lots of issues. ** "The Brave and the Bold" though, shows Bruce in fear when he fears Diana was crushed by a missle, and tries to dig her out and shouting her name. So he's NotSoDifferent. ** "This Little Piggy" had him dig into his HiddenDepths to sing "Am I Blue?" for Circe, and in front of Zatanna as well once he realizes all fighting is doing is hastening Diana's (now a Porcine BalefulPolymorph--aka "Wonder Pig"--thanks to Circe's magic) demise as Circe isn't going to give up how to turn Diana back with hostility. He might not explore too far down, but there's very little he wouldn't do for Diana when it comes to it. * AlliterativeName * ArtificialHuman: The series goes with her Silver Age origin, where Hippolyta sculpted the infant Diana out of clay. This is hinted at in "Maid of Honor" where Princess Audrey teases Diana about having "feet of clay," to which Diana replies, "You have no idea." ** Hades later claims her origins to be [[spoiler: [[LukeIAmYourFather a bit different]] than what she believed]]. * TheArtifact: In this version, her costume's design makes even less sense than it does in most others, but (of course) it's far too iconic to change. In the first episode, Diana finds it laid out on an altar in an ancient Themysciran temple built to honor Athena; apparently, [[CaptainPatriotic the American flag]] and [[BroughtToYouByTheLetterS the letter "W"]] both existed in Ancient Greece. * BadassPrincess ** {{Ambadassador}}: In the final season. Diana (at her mother's request) represents Themyscira at the world global warming conference. * BerserkButton: Do not question what she wears (or doesn't in that matter), EVER. * BloodKnight: Has shades of this on occasion. In "Hawk and Dove", she is ''livid'' at a gang of bank robbers for disrupting her "day off" and was about to give the leader a ''very'' severe beating until J'onn J'onzz intervened and called her back for a mission. * BoobsOfSteel * [[BroughtToYouByTheLetterS Brought To You By The Letters WW]] * ChainmailBikini: Her ChestInsignia, which is designed to resemble two W's. Also see the trope immediately above. * ChronicHeroSyndrome: Very notable in the show. During the Thanagarian Invasion, she risked blowing her cover while hiding to save a couple from falling debris. Also, when they traveled back in time to the old west, she insisted they save a man taken to jail even though it hardly had any significance. * CoolPlane: Her invisible jet, later in the series. * ClapYourHandsIfYouBelieve: Despite being super strong, she sometimes exclaims "Hera give me strength!" Which maxes her strength out to the point where it rivals Franchise/{{Superman}}'s. She even states that there were times that without her belief in Hera, she would not have been successful. * {{Determinator}}: Oh, yes. Just watch her fight against Mongul--he's [[CurbStompBattle thrashing her all across the Fortress of Solitude]], yet she still refuses to stay down even when it becomes clear that she'll die if she suffers any more punishment. * DoesNotLikeMen: Traces of it showed up here and there throughout the early episodes, with "Fury" being one of the more noteworthy examples. In her case it was excusable, since she'd grown up on an island with no men, and she did get CharacterDevelopment. ** She ''completely'' averts this after the 1st season, to the point of showing romantic interest in various men throughout the series. * [[EtTuBrute Et Tu, Hawkgirl?]]: At first. * EverythingsBetterWithPrincesses * TheExile: After "Paradise Lost". * FlyingBrick: She's able to go toe-to-toe with Superman [[spoiler:though that was a case of TomatoInTheMirror]]. * HotBlooded * ImmortalImmaturity: If anything, she often acts significantly ''less'' mature than she looks, despite actually being thousands of years old. * ImpossibleHourglassFigure * ImprobableAimingSkills: Somehow manages to throw a ''dagger'' with her ''mouth'' and hit a tiny button on a control panel in ''Starcrossed''. * ImprobableWeaponUser: On one occasion she used her ''tiara'' as a PrecisionGuidedBoomerang. * JerkWithAHeartOfGold: Though the jerk part lessens more and more over the course of the series. * JumpedAtTheCall * KnightTemplar: On at least two occasions, someone has had to stop her from breaking the ThouShaltNotKill maxim (The Flash prevents her from killing Toyman in "Hereafter," and J'onn stops her from killing a random crook and later calls her out on it in "Hawk and Dove"). * [[spoiler: LukeIAmYourFather: Hades says that he and Hippolyta sculpted Diana together, making him her "father" of sorts. Diana doesn't angst over this, at least not visibly]]. ** The way he was speaking, Hades may have meant a different kind of ''[[GettingCrapPastTheRadar sculpting]]''. * MsFanservice ** InnocentFanserviceGirl: Seen as early as "Secret Origins." --> '''Flash:''' ''(sees her for the first time)'' Where have you been all my life? --> '''Wonder Woman:''' ''(confused)'' Themyscira. ** To be fair though, Flash hits on every hot girl he sees, not just Diana. ** There's also this exchange from "Eclipsed," where her outfit has been criticized by a talk show host who's giving the League a bad name. --> '''Wonder Woman:''' ''(angrily)'' What's wrong with the way I look?! --> '''Flash:''' ''(to Green Lantern)'' [[DeadpanSnarker You wanna answer that]]? * NaiveNewcomer: In the first season. * PowerLimiter: Isn't the absence of her lasso's truth-forcing magic conspicuous? [[spoiler:Turns out her armor's power was limited because she stole it. Hippolyta unlocks the armor's full-potential, including the lasso's magic, in ''Unlimited'' episode "The Balance"]]. * OhMyGods: "Great Hera!" A serial offender, that's pretty much her CatchPhrase. ** Parodied by Flash in the first part of "The Savage Time": "Great Jumpin' Hera!" * OneGenderRace: [[LadyLand Themyscera]]. * PoliticallyActivePrincess: Only in the final season. * RebelliousPrincess * RequisiteRoyalRegalia: ** Her tiara. ** She dons a more extravagant outfit of white and gold that possibly crosses over with BlingOfWar to attend Superman's funeral in ''Hereafter''. * RoyalBrat: In early episodes. It caused Green Lantern to address her as "princess" in a decidedly unflattering manner at times. * RoyalsWhoActuallyDoSomething * StatuesqueStunner: As with any other adaptation, stands just inches below Batman (confirmed 6'3") and Superman. * SuperReflexes: ''Bullets-and-bracelets'', anyone? * SuperStrength * TinyTyrannicalGirl: She becomes this in the episode "Kid Stuff" when she is briefly transformed back into a bossy 8-year-old girl, voiced by Creator/DakotaFanning: --> '''Little Girl:''' You can't tell us what to do! You're not our mom!\\ '''Young Wonder Woman:''' No, but I promise you, we ''will'' find all your moms. And [[TheStoolPigeon I'm gonna]] '''[[DontTellMama TELL]]'''! * TransformationSequence: In "To Another Shore," she displays the ability to transform from civilian attire into her Wonder Woman outfit by [[EverythingsBetterWithSpinning spinning in place]] [[MythologyGag for a few seconds]]. * UnresolvedSexualTension: With Batman, to her frustration. The comic reveals that she ended up with Justice LORD Batman. * VictoriasSecretCompartment: "Dark Heart" features a sequence where she carried Comicbook/TheAtom in her cleavage. Good thing she didn't inhale... * ViolentlyProtectiveGirlfriend: Diana implies that she would be one for Batman if he ever finally agreed to date her. --> '''Batman:''' [[ItsNotYouItsMyEnemies If my enemies knew I had someone special]], they wouldn't rest until they'd gotten to me through her.\\ ''(Diana crushes the head of the gargoyle statue her hand is on)''\\ '''Wonder Woman:''' Next. * VitriolicBestBuds: With Shayera. Especially after the Thanagarian Invasion. * YouCantGoHomeAgain: In "Paradise Lost," for violating Themyscera's edict forbidding men to be brought there. It's eventually revoked out of necessity in "The Balance." !!Green Lantern [[quoteright:330:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/John_Stewart_JLU_3135.png]] -->''We all need to be held accountable. We have too much power not to be.''\\ '''ALTER EGO:''' John Stewart\\ '''Voiced By:''' Creator/PhilLaMarr ->Abilities: power ring can create constructs, force fields and project energy, flight Hard-nosed and no-nonsense when first introduced, John Stewart had been patrolling deep space as a Green Lantern for 10 years prior to the start of the series. According to the series' promotional info, because of his by-the-book approach to super-heroics, he tended to treat his fellow Leaguers like well-intentioned rookies. Between "Starcrossed" and the beginning of ''Unlimited'', he [[BaldOfAwesome shaved his head bald]] and began sporting a [[BadassBeard goatee]]. * ActorAllusion: "Legends" reveals that John has a fondness for the Justice Guild of America, a team of comic book heroes in-universe. Phil [=LaMarr=] is a massive comic book fan in real life. * ArbitrarySkepticism: A particularly jarring example early in the series, in "The Brave and the Bold," where he expresses disbelief at Flash's story about a talking gorilla (Solovar). Flash, quite justifiably, calls him out on it. -->'''Flash:''' Hey, we've both got [[ComicBook/MartianManhunter a Martian's]] phone number on our speed dial. I think I deserve the benefit of the doubt here. * AttentionDeficitOohShiny: His 8-year-old self in the episode "Kid Stuff." -->'''Young Green Lantern:''' I'll make a laser cannon! No, a missile launcher! Oh oh! I know!\\ '''Young Batman:''' Just pick something! * BadassBaritone: As voiced by Phil Lamarr. * BadassBeard: Sports one in ''Unlimited''. * BadassCreed: [[Characters/GLGreenLanternCorps You know the one.]] * BadassLongcoat: Commonly wears a brown coat on his off-time. An emerald longcoat also appears to be Green Lantern Corps formal wear according to ''Hereafter''. ** The WesternAnimation/StaticShock episode "Fallen Hero" has him with it when he gets to Dakota. * BadassNormal: During "The Savage Time," [[BroughtDownToNormal when his ring's run out of juice]], his previous skills at [[GoodOldFisticuffs hand-to-hand combat]] and [[MilitarySuperhero weapons usage]] from his time in the Marines serve him in good stead. * BaldBlackLeaderGuy: Several times in ''Unlimited''. * BaldOfAwesome: In ''Unlimited''. * BarrierWarrior: A frequent defensive use of his powers. * BashBrothers: With Flash. * BoringButPractical: How he used his ring's powers during the first two seasons--he used simple energy beams and spherical barriers for the most part. Katma Tui later called him out on it (giving an in-universe voice to fan backlash on the same point--he's known in the mainline DC universe for extremely detailed and complex constructs), following which his use of the ring became more AwesomeButImpractical. This is lampshaded later on in an episode of ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeague Unlimited'' where he is temporarily turned back into a kid and starts making all kinds of crazy constructs. * BroughtDownToBadass: In "The Savage Time," after having expended most of the ring's power to tow the Javelin back to the Watchtower, he's forced to rely on his prowess as a MilitarySuperhero. ** And again in "Starcrossed", when Hro Talak destroys his power ring and he has to fight him as just a mortal human. * BruiserWithASoftCenter * [[ByTheBookCop By-the-Book Superhero]]: Given his military background, especially apparent in the early seasons. He loosens up a bit over the course of the series. * ClearMyName: John had two episodes, though not in the same series. "In Blackest Night" for WesternAnimation/JusticeLeague (he was charged with destroying a planet [[spoiler: but framed by Kanjar Ro through the Manhunters]]), and "Fallen Hero" in WesternAnimation/StaticShock (he was charged with Earth robberies [[spoiler: but framed by Sinestro, who impersonated John]]). * TheComicallySerious: At first. Eventually becomes a DeadpanSnarker, possibly due to Flash rubbing off on him. * {{Flight}}: Via the GreenLanternRing. * GreenLanternRing: Obviously. * HeroicWillpower * HeterosexualLifePartners: With Flash. * HiddenDepths: His favorite film is ''Film/OldYeller''. * ImportantHaircut: As outlined above; however, Shayera didn't appreciate the change. -->'''John:''' ''(surprised to see Shayera again)'' Shayera?\\ '''Shayera:''' ''({{Beat}})'' Hate the beard. * InterspeciesRomance: With Katma Tui (a Korugarian) and later with Shayera Hol (a Thanagarian). * JerkWithAHeartOfGold * MilitarySuperhero: He served in the Marines prior to becoming a Green Lantern. * NumberTwo: Due to Batman's more [[AloofAlly aloof nature]], Green Lantern often acted as the unspoken Second-in-Command. * OfficialCouple: Initially with Shayera in the original series. Then with Vixen in ''Unlimited''. This later becomes an awkward LoveTriangle after Shayera rejoins the League [[spoiler:and after he discovers that they have a son in the future.]] * ReincarnationRomance: [[spoiler:With Shayera]]. * RememberTheNewGuy: He counts as this, though his example isn't as obvious as Hawkgirl's because the Green Lantern Corps and their individual members had already been shown in the earlier ''WesternAnimation/SupermanTheAnimatedSeries'' episode "In Brightest Day" (where new recruit Kyle Rayner was the focus character). * ScrewDestiny: Even after [[spoiler:going to the future and seeing his son by Shayera]], he's determined that any possible relationship with Shayera should be based on how they're feeling ''now'', not BecauseDestinySaysSo. -->'''John:''' I will not be destiny's puppet. * SemperFi: He's a former Marine. When the League got transported to WWII and his ring was running on fumes, his experience helped get him in with Sgt. Rock's Easy Company. * SpacePolice * SpotlightStealingSquad: Well, in ''Justice League''. * StraightManAndWiseGuy: The Straight Man to Flash's Wise Guy. * StrangerInAFamiliarLand: His greatest fear is no longer belonging in the neighborhood he grew up. * TokenMinority: One of the complaints made about him in the early episodes. Supposedly, ''this'' is why John Stewart was chosen for the team despite the DCAU already having an established Green Lantern introduced in ''WesternAnimation/SupermanTheAnimatedSeries'', ([[CompositeCharacter a Hal Jordan-like Kyle Rayner]]). However, it helps that Stewart did occasionally appear in the ''JLA'' comic book years before when he was Hal Jordan's backup. ** WordOfGod is that they actually enjoyed using John quite a bit, because as a lesser-known Lantern, they got more creative freedom with him then they would've gotten with Kyle or Hal. ** Ironically, the show's popularity made people complain, when the [[Film/GreenLantern Green Lantern movie]] started production, about the protagonist being the Caucasian Hal Jordan, as people unfamiliar with the comics believed John was the original guy rather than Hal, and casting a white guy was just Hollywood racism. * WeaksauceWeakness: It's never directly referred to, but [[MythologyGag yellow objects just]] ''[[MythologyGag happen]]'' [[MythologyGag to break through his constructs]]. It doesn't seriously hamper his fights with Sinestro, however. * WorkingWithTheEx: With Katma Tui in "Hearts and Minds," and later with Shayera after "Wake the Dead." * YouHaveToBelieveMe: "Fallen Hero" has him use this to get close to Static to plant his power-depleted ring on Static (and avoid it being taken by Sinestro). !!The Flash [[quoteright:330:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/Flash_DCAU_1570.png]] -->''The bad guys went down, and nobody got hurt. Know what I call that? A really good day.''\\ '''ALTER EGO:''' Wally West\\ '''Voiced By:''' Charlie Schlatter in ''WesternAnimation/SupermanTheAnimatedSeries'', Creator/MichaelRosenbaum in ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeague (Unlimited)'' ->Abilities: super speed, super reflexes, phasing, tornado creation Quite possibly the youngest of the Original Seven, the Flash was first seen in the ''WesternAnimation/SupermanTheAnimatedSeries'' episode "Speed Demons." Initially portrayed as a show-boater and skirt-chaser, he often ran ahead of the others and got into trouble about as fast as he could run. Eventually his importance was expanded on within the series' continuity, starting with the episode "A Better World." * HundredPercentAdorationRating: In Central City, pretty much everyone who isn't a supervillain loves Flash. He also seems to know a lot of the people he saves too, since he directly addresses some of the citizens. * {{Adorkable}} * AlliterativeName: His real name, Wally West. * AllLovingHero: He's even talked supervillains into turning themselves in. * [[spoiler:AscendToAHigherPlaneOfExistence]]: [[spoiler:Subverted, though just barely]]. * BadLiar: "The Great Brain Robbery" [[CrowningMomentOfFunny plays it for humor]]. * BashBrothers: With Green Lantern. * BeneathTheMask: Perhaps best revealed in "Hereafter," after Superman's supposed death. -->'''Flash:''' ''(dejectedly)'' I used to be able to goof around because I always knew (Superman) would have my back. Now all I've got is his example. And that's gonna have to be enough. * BewareTheNiceOnes: As both Justice Lord!Batman and Brainiac!Luthor found out. ** "Secret Society" also shows this trope in action with him. Put it this way: Batman will intimidate information out of you by dangling you over the edge of a rooftop by your legs and threatening to drop you. Flash? He actually ''will'' drop you. And taunt you on the way down. [[spoiler: Subverted in that he can break your fall if he so chooses, though.]] * BigEater: Due to RequiredSecondaryPowers (which [[NoConservationOfEnergy really does not nearly account for how much energy he uses]], but hey, it is comic book physics, we are used to it). * ButtMonkey * [[spoiler:ButNowIMustGo]]: [[spoiler:[[DefiedTrope Defied]] when the other Leaguers pull him out of the Speed Force]]. * ChivalrousPervert: Hits on Wonder Woman and Hawkgirl ''constantly'', is thrilled at the prospect of visiting [[LadyLand Themyscira]], and is not above using his cred as a superhero to chat up the ladies. He's also, well, ''The Flash'', a genuine hero and as gentlemanly as Superman, when it comes down to it. Though, remember, "Because I'm a Stud!" ** This is played for laughs in one episode, where two girls are seriously turned off when he flirts with them; then a car crashes through the diner they're in, and he has to move them to safety before they're crushed, then rush after the driver. Then one of them gets angry at the other for telling her to ignore him! ** When he developed a crush on Fire, he becomes shy and nervous around her. * ClothingDamage: He gets this on a couple of occasions, most especially during "Divided We Fall" and "Flash and Substance." As the latter episode reveals, he's got a drawer full of costume-rings for spare uniforms due to this trope. * CommutingOnABus: He was largely absent during the first season of ''Justice League Unlimited''--making only three voiceless cameos. * CompositeCharacter: He's Wally West with Barry Allen's superhero origin and day job as a forensic scientist. ** However, Barry did exist in the DCAU, but was only shown briefly in a flashback in a [[ExpandedUniverse tie-in comic]]. * TheConscience: For the Justice League and especially for his fellow members of the Original Seven, as "A Better World" reveals. He tries to invoke this with Justice Lord Superman when the other man has Flash at his mercy [[spoiler:but it doesn't work]]. ** Also in "Hereafter", he's the one who stops Wonder Woman from killing Toyman just after Superman is [[spoiler:apparently]] killed, reminding her that it's not what Superman would do. * CorporateSponsoredSuperhero: For Lightspeed Energy Bars in "Eclipsed." * CrouchingMoronHiddenBadass: Okay, so he is touted as the PluckyComicRelief of the founding members, he's a BigEater who stuffs his face often due to RequiredSecondaryPowers, he's a ChivalrousPervert who rarely (if ever) has any luck with the ladies, frequently says the wrong thing at just the wrong time, and is capable of [[FragileSpeedster being taken down in one hit]]. Digested all that? Well, here's what this same guy is capable of doing [[LetsGetDangerous when he quits fooling around]]: rewiring Grodd's MindControl helmet so it'll fry the ape's brain (though he got better), holding his own against Justice Lord Superman and throwing him hard and fast enough to momentarily stun him on impact, tricking Justice Lord Batman into releasing him from his restraints, taking out an entire space-station of armed mooks when sufficiently aggravated, leading a successful infiltration of Apokolips, and [[CurbStompBattle curb-stomping]] Brainiac!Luthor all by himself... and this is all without taking his day-job into consideration. ** In "Eclipsed", he took on the rest of the mind controlled Big Seven ''by himself''. At this point, it only seems fair because he was trying ''not'' to hurt them and they were working without, well, him. * DangerousForbiddenTechnique: Vibrating through an object at high enough super-speed causes that object to ''explode''; hence, he doesn't use it very often. (It's also a MythologyGag, where in the comics he'd cause things to explode by vibrating through them.) ** [[spoiler:"I can never go that fast again. If I do, I don't think I'm coming back."]] * DeadpanSnarker * DemotedToExtra: He had no lines in the first season (of ''Justice League Unlimited'', that is) because of voice actor Michael Rosenbaum's commitments on ''Series/{{Smallville}}'' (though you may not notice simply on the basis that the cast is ''[[LoadsAndLoadsOfCharacters frickin' huge]])''. He came roaring back for the second and third seasons though (in particular the SeasonFinale of the second season), and even [[LampshadeHanging complained to a fellow Leaguer about not getting any respect despite being one of the original seven]]. * DudeWheresMyRespect: In "Ties That Bind," he notes that he's treated like a kid sidekick despite being "one of the original seven." ** It's subverted to some extent, since while Batman would formerly belittle him in the earlier episodes, he's considerably more respectful in the episode ''Flash and Substance'', silently rebuking Orion's condescending tone. More importantly he accepts an invitation to visit the Flash museum in the hometown. * EagleEyeDetection: "Flash and Substance" proves he's capable of this in his day job. * TheFool: Although he does have superpowers and is far from incompetent, he's by far the most lackadaisical of the original Justice League superheroes. He certainly fits the characteristic of living on the edge, all the while having a cheerful (and seemingly naive) attitude, no matter how bad the situation gets. * FragileSpeedster: [[DependingOnTheWriter Most of the time]]. He sometimes leans towards combining it with GlassCannon, or even becoming a full-on LightningBruiser depending on how serious he's getting and how well his RequiredSecondaryPowers are working this week. Especially early on, though, he's often taken out of the fight with one lucky hit. * FreakLabAccident: His hallucinations in "The Brave and the Bold" show the iconic chemical-bath-via-lightning-bolt-through-lab-window origin. * FreakyFridayFlip: With Lex Luthor in "The Great Brain Robbery." * FriendlyEnemy: With the Trickster. * FriendToAllChildren: As shown in "Comfort and Joy," where he seeks to bring a special toy to the children at an orphanage. [[spoiler:Mirror Master later exploits this to trap him in "Flash and Substance," but it fails]]. * FunPersonified: Mostly takes this role, even in his (very, very slightly) serious moments. * TheGlovesComeOff: Similar to Superman, Flash actively holds his powers back. Part of it is due to the outright destructive potential of his powers and other part is [[HiddenDepths his own fear of his powers.]] [[spoiler: The Brainthor fight shows the full effects of this; Flash runs so fast that not only does he almost end his own life, but he causes massive destruction in his path.]] * GoodPeopleHaveGoodSex: If Tala's [[DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything subtext-laden dialogue]] in [[FreakyFridayFlip The Great Brain Robbery]] is to be believed. * HandsomeLech: He's a skirt chaser, but he's also shown to be fairly successful at seducing women. Two random women are seen drooling over him, reporter Linda Park (his wife in the comic) clearly has a crush on him, as does Fire, and Giganta takes time from her "Five Minute" head start to kiss him before fleeing the league. Also, when brain-switched with Lex Luthor, it's revealed by Tala that for all the "Fastest Man alive, huh?" jokes about his... prowess, he's actually a gentle, attentive, and in her words ''enthusiastic'' lover leading to her being disappointed when they switch back. * TheHeart: As outlined in "A Better World," his death in the Justice Lords' universe was the trigger for their turning into {{Knight Templar}}s. But it's better defined in this exchange from "Hereafter", just after everyone thinks Superman's been killed: -->'''Toyman:''' ''(as Wonder Woman holds him by the collar)'' Wh-what are you going to do to me?! -->'''Wonder Woman:''' ''(enraged)'' I'm going to punch a ''hole'' in your head! -->'''Flash:''' ''(restrains her free arm)'' We don't do that to our enemies! -->'''Wonder Woman:''' Speak for yourself! -->'''Flash:''' I'm trying to speak for ''Superman''. -->''(Wonder Woman's anger turns to sorrow, as she realizes what Flash is telling her, and she drops Toyman to the ground)'' ** Also worth noting that while the rest of the founders try to tiptoe around the remaining tension between Wonder Woman and Hawkgirl, Flash is the only one willing to try and get them to break the ice. * HeroesWantRedheads: Wonder Woman's words on seeing him unmasked for the first time: -->'''Wonder Woman:''' ''(ruffling Wally's hair)'' Red hair... it suits you. * HeterosexualLifePartners: With Green Lantern. * IAmNotLeftHanded: As with the below trope, Wally almost ''never'' uses his true power, as most of it is incredibly lethal. Phasing-induced TeleFrag killing, mach punches, and the like aren't really skills befitting someone invoking the KidAppealCharacter. * IncorruptiblePurePureness: The creators could see ''Superman'' potentially turning into a KnightTemplar, but not Flash. * KidAppealCharacter: Though he's also quite popular with the older fanbase. * LameComeback: He's responsible for several. Hey, they can't all be winners. * LegacyCharacter: "Flash and Substance" suggests he's not the first Flash since his old Kid Flash costume is seen in the Flash Museum, along with Jay Garrick's helmet). Later tie-in comics have Jay and Bart Allen make appearances and [[ContinuitySnarl go back and forth on whether Barry actually existed]], although the recent (and definitely canon) ''[[ComicBook/BatmanBeyond Justice League Beyond]]'' implies that there is no Barry. * LetsGetDangerous: If things get really, really bad, he abandons his good-natured playfulness - with devastating results. * MoralityChain: See also TheHeart above. * NiceGuy: It's why the residents of Central City love him. -->'''Orion:''' ''(about Flash)'' Central City builds statues to this...''fool''. Who makes bad jokes! Who concerns himself with [[FriendlyEnemy pitiful men like]] [[IneffectualSympatheticVillain the Trickster]]! I don't understand. -->'''Batman:''' No... you don't. * ObfuscatingStupidity: As Orion declares, "You play the fool to hide a warrior's pain." ** Flash responded with the character quote at the top of this section, and readers may note he's not actually confirming or denying what Orion said. He ''is'' a scientist in his day job and has shown that he has deep fears about what his powers could do to him, but he really is that happy when things go well. * ObliviousToLove: Linda Park all but opens her shirt to flash Wally, but he has no idea she's hitting on him. [[ObfuscatingStupidity Or does he?]] ** To be fair, he knew there were supervillains coming for him, so he needed to focus. * OddFriendship: He and [[DrillSergeantNasty Kilowog]] immediately hit it off, and are shown as good friends throughout Kilowog's appearances despite their differences. * OOCIsSeriousBusiness: While this applies to the other members of the Original Seven on various levels, he's the one that gets it most significantly--whenever he's not cracking a joke or chasing a skirt, you ''know'' the situation is bad. "Divided We Fall" provides perhaps the best example of this trope in action. -->[[spoiler:"Shayera, it's so beautiful here! There's a force... a [[MythologyGag Speed Force]]... [[AscendToAHigherPlaneOfExistence it's calling me home]]. [[ButNowIMustGo I have to go now]]."]] * OvershadowedByAwesome: In this continuity, Flash's status as "The Fastest Man Alive" is always appended by saying Superman and Supergirl are close, and can do [[ComboPlatterPowers much more]]. Flash does however show more control over his speed than Superman ever does. [[WhenAllYouHaveIsAHammer He's a great deal more versatile in his application of super-speed, as well.]] Episodes such as "Eclipsed" and "Divided We Fall" suggest he is indeed faster by far. * PlatonicLifePartners[=/=]LikeBrotherAndSister: With Hawkgirl. -->'''Flash:''' She loves me. Seriously, she's like the big sister I never had. Only, you know, [[PintsizedPowerhouse short]]. * PluckyComicRelief: Often, until he decides to [[LetsGetDangerous get serious]]. * RapidFireFisticuffs: Rains down who knows how many punches thrown at SuperSpeed on the downed [[spoiler: Luther/Brainiac fusion]] near the end of the second season. ** In order to build up enough of a head start, he [[spoiler:''repeatedly ran around the world at super speed.'']] * RedHeadedHero * SadClown: A DefiedTrope - Orion assumes he's this (see ObfuscatingStupidity), but Wally really doesn't care about a destroyed Flash Museum so long as no-one got hurt. * SpeedBlitz: [[LetsGetDangerous When he isn't playing around]]. * SuperReflexes: He's the only member of the League who successfully dodges the pieces of the Eclipso gem when Hawkgirl smashes it with her mace. ''However'', early in the series his shows of power were limited by having him get tripped by obvious items. A ''lot''. * StraightManAndWiseGuy: The Wise Guy to Green Lantern's Straight Man. * SuperSpeed: ''Duh''. * TookALevelInBadass: Played with in that, Franchise/TheFlash always remains down to earth and cheerful but can pull off something unexpected and powerful when the occasion calls for it, in a way that truly changes the game for the entire league. The rest of the team, which tended to condescend to him for his clown-like behavior nature quickly pick up on this and as such, even Batman shows respect to him in the later episodes. ** Two occasions stand out. The first one is when he outsmarts an AlternateUniverse Batman by pulling a BatmanGambit on him by making creative use of his powers that neither him nor main-universe Batman was aware of. This earns him praise from the master himself. ** The other is his defeat of [[spoiler: Brainthor]], regarded in-universe and among his fans as his Crowning Moment of Awesome. * TimeStandsStill: "Only a Dream" reveals this to be Flash's greatest nightmare; specifically, that he'll one day go so fast he'll never be able to slow down again while everything about him appears frozen in place, and thus living out his entire life-span in the time it'll take a little girl to tie her shoelace. * TrademarkFavoriteFood: Seems to have a thing for iced mochas. He is also frequently seen eating large quantities of hamburgers. * TranquilFury: He's scarcely ever shown to be angry, or even aggravated. [[BewareTheNiceOnes However]], as "Secret Society" shows... --> ''(Flash is dangling a thug over a rooftop by his legs)'' --> '''Thug:''' ''(not intimidated)'' Who do you think you are--Batman? --> '''Flash:''' It's been a long night. Just tell me where Shade is, okay? --> '''Thug:''' Look, buddy, I know Batman. I once ratted out a counterfeiter to Batman. --> ''(Flash's face is totally without emotion)'' --> '''Thug:''' And believe me, you are no Batm-- ''(Flash '''drops''' him)'' --[[OhCrap aaAAAAAAAHHHHHHH]]!!! ** There's also the moment in "Maid of Honor" after he's rescued from being {{thrown out the airlock}}: -->'''Green Lantern:''' You're going to be okay.\\ '''Flash:''' Yeah? Wish I could say the same for ''them''.\\ ''(He zips through the station one-punching each of the enemy mooks)'' * TheTrickster: Both himself and his enemy, The Trickster. * VitriolicBestBuds: With Batman, Green Lantern and Hawkgirl. * WeaksauceWeakness: The sheer number of times he's tripped on things he should've seen coming... though part of this may be him limiting his own power, as when he actually ''tries'', he's arguably one of the most dangerous of the original seven. ** Or rather, the writers limiting his power. WordOfGod states that they tended to do this because, otherwise, Flash is so powerful he could beat everybody easily. *** Goes a little far in the other direction though. Very often in early seasons Flash is beat up by ''random {{Mook}}s'', and needs another member of the League to bail him out. * WorfHadTheFlu: Writers intentionally held Flash back in the series to keep him from being overpowered. This lead to the above trope where Flash would find himself struggling with mooks sometimes. Season 2 of ''Unlimited'' showed that when Flash fully stops holding back, he's arguably one of the most powerful members of the group. !!Hawkgirl [[quoteright:235:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/Shayera_DCAU_5606.png]] -->''Less talking, more hitting!''\\ '''ALTER EGO:''' Shayera Hol\\ '''Voiced By:''' Creator/MariaCanalsBarrera ->Abilities: Flight, some degree of super-strength and durability; mace provides electrical attacks and anti-magical field An advance scout for the Thanagarian army, Shayera Hol came to Earth to evaluate its worth as a potential stronghold for her species to occupy in advancing their war against a rival space empire. While on Earth, she adopted the superhero identity of Hawkgirl and, as her cover story, [[ItWasHisSled claimed that she was a cop who got transported there via a]] [[ShoutOut teleportation device called]] [[AdamStrange a Zeta Beam]] [[ItWasHisSled while chasing after a band of criminals]]. * TenMinuteRetirement: Well, it wasn't ten minutes, but she was eventually dragged back into 'the life' when it was a matter of helping a dead friend stay dead. * AchillesHeel: Doctor Fate stood no chance against her with her Nth metal mace. * ActionGirl: See character quote. * AdaptationalVillainy: While the Thangarians were occasionally presented as villains in the comics, this was the first time she ever participated in any sort of plan that could be considered evil. * AllOfTheOtherReindeer: A lot of people, including among the general populace, within the League and even among the Thanagarians [[NeverLiveItDown still haven't forgiven her]] for her role in the Thanagarians' conquest of Earth, as shown in the ''Unlimited'' episode "Hunter's Moon." In the Thangarians' case, it's more, "Because you betrayed us, Thanagar was conquered and Hro Talak is dead." * AntiHero: Type III. * AntiMagic: One of the properties of her mace is to destroy anything magic-related. * TheAtoner: Post-"Starcrossed," beginning with her return in "Wake the Dead." * AttackAttackAttack: Subtlety isn't her strong suit. * {{Badass}} * BareYourMidriff: Her second superhero outfit, pictured. * BecomingTheMask: Before her cover was revealed in "Starcrossed," she played up her story very convincingly. * BettyAndVeronica: She eventually becomes the Betty to Vixen's Veronica in regards to John's Archie. * BloodKnight: By ''far'' the most eager to fight among the original seven. * BoisterousBruiser: "Less talking, more hitting!" * [[CarryABigStick Carry A Big Mace]]: With a touch of AntiMagic for good measure. * CivvieSpandex: Post-"Starcrossed," once she rejoins the League she wears an outfit closely akin to a jogging suit. It's also very similar to the outfits of the regular staff aboard the Watchtower. As her last outfit was part Thanagarian uniform, and there was a need for her to be more connected to the humans after the incident, this change is likely intentional. * ComicBookMoviesDontUseCodenames: An interesting example. She ''initially'' only goes by "Hawkgirl", but she's exclusively called "Shayera" post-"Starcrossed". In this version, her use of her real first name acts as a marker of CharacterDevelopment, as it shows the team looking past her manufactured superhero alter-ego and coming to acknowledge her HiddenDepths. * CoolBigSis: Acts this way toward Flash, when they're not [[DeadpanSnarker sniping at]] [[VitriolicBestBuds each other]]. The best examples of this are "[[CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming Divided We Fall]]" and "[[CrowningMomentOfFunny I Am Legion]]." -->'''Flash:''' She loves me. She's kind of like the big sister I never had. Only, you know, short. * CowboyCop * CuteBruiser: Played fully straight after she ditches her mask. * DeadpanSnarker: Especially had a talent for dishing verbal ownage out on Flash: -->'''Flash:''' Fastest man alive.\\ '''Hawkgirl:''' [[GettingCrapPastTheRadar Which probably explains why you can't get a date.]] * DidYouJustFlipOffCthulhu: As literal a version as the [[GettingCrapPastTheRadar censors]] and {{lawyer|FriendlyCameo}}s will allow: "I have nothing to say. I have a ''gesture'', but my hands are tied." * DistaffCounterpart: To Carter Hall, a.k.a. Hawkman, though she showed up in the series first. * [[DropTheHammer Drop The Mace]] * TheExile: From Thanagar (permanently) and the League (temporarily, and self-imposed[[labelnote:*]]We know the league voted in her favor: Superman and Flash 'aye', Green Lantern abstaining, Wonder Woman 'nay': Batman and Manhunter unknown. Alfred also would've voted in her favor if he had a vote.[[/labelnote]]) after "Starcrossed." * FieryRedhead * {{Flight}}: Most of the League have the ability, but she seems most agile in the air (possibly the real purpose of the wings). * GoodCopBadCop: To Superman in "The Terror Beyond" and GL in "War World". She's ''always'' the bad cop ("Why play against type?"). -->'''Green Lantern:''' You can talk to me... ''(points to Shayera, who's got her mace in hand)'' Or you can talk to ''her''. * HeroesWantRedheads * HiddenDepths: True for most of the main cast, but especially in her case since her public persona [[BloodKnight seems]] [[AttackAttackAttack to be]] [[LeeroyJenkins the simplest one]]. [[spoiler:She's a cover Thanagarian agent planning to prepare what she believes to be the occupation of Earth, gathering intel on her comrades, she was a spy instructor back on her planet, but eventually sides with the League, becoming TheAtoner in the process.]] Even without the persona reasoning, she also shows a great brain for strategy, as seen below under SmartPeoplePlayChess, in outsmarting Batman and Aquaman. ** She [[AttackAttackAttack doesn't tend to apply her strategic skills in fights very often]], though. * HollywoodAtheist: A complex example - though she claims Thanagarians have OutgrownSuchSillySuperstitions, she also wonders aloud that Diana's belief in gods must be comforting. The truth is that [[spoiler:Thanagarians once worshiped ''{{Eldritch Abomination}}s''. They didn't outgrow them, they '''[[DidYouJustFlipOffCthulhu rejected]]''' them, and their Nth Metal technology was developed to '''''[[DidYouJustPunchOutCthulhu kill]]''''' them. This led to them being outright {{Flat Earth Atheist}}s.]] * HotBlooded * IDidWhatIHadToDo: She tries to justify her betrayal in "Starscrossed, Part III". -->"I came to this planet as a patriot. I had a mission and I carried it out... what I couldn't know, was that I would come to care for the Earth and her people, that I'd come to care for all of you. I've spent the last five years torn between my feelings and my duty." * ImpossibleHourglassFigure: Emphasized more than Diana's. * JerkWithAHeartOfGold: Sometimes comes across this way. * TheLadette: Hobbies include [[TheBigGuy smashing things]], chugging {{Gargle Blaster}}s, eating gross foods, starting intergalactic {{Bar Brawl}}s, and GettingCrapPastTheRadar. * LeeroyJenkins: She's quite capable of formulating and following plans when absolutely necessary, but usually she eschews this in favor of [[AttackAttackAttack simply]] [[BoisterousBruiser smashing things]] [[DropTheHammer with her mace]]. ** In "Hunter's Moon", one of the Thanagarians flat-out says that in a hostile environment, she is far more skilled than all of them combined, having been an instructor in espionage strategies. So you can either think that [[BloodKnight it is what she prefers]], or [[AlternateCharacterInterpretation that her strategy of choice is part of her cover story]]. Considering that she is in this story supposed to be part of a SpacePolice, the former may be the most believable. * LoveTriangle: She's involved in ''three'', with John Stewart[=/=]Hro Talak, then with John[=/=]Vixen, and ''then again'' with John[=/=]Hawkman. The lady is certainly busy. * NayTheist: Though post-"Starcrossed," she has had a chance to read [[Literature/TheBible the Good Book]] enough to be GenreSavvy about how to intimidate Tartarus demons in "The Balance." * NotWhatISignedOnFor: She switches sides after learning that the Thanagarian plan isn't to ''occupy'' Earth, but rather to ''destroy'' it. * OddFriendship: With Vixen, her ex's girlfriend. The two have a lot in common, and talk quite casually about their awkward love triangle. Vixen at one point even ''dares'' Shayera to make a move on John Stewart while she's out of town, and the two just smirk. * PintsizedPowerhouse: She's the smallest member of the Justice League (as far as the original members), but probably the most belligerent and will still kick your ass. * PlatonicLifePartners: With Flash. * [[ProudWarriorRaceGuy Proud Warrior Race Girl]]: As we see in the ChristmasEpisode, her idea of celebration involves starting a BarBrawl. * PutOnABus: At the end of "Starcrossed." ** TheBusCameBack: "Wake the Dead." [[spoiler:And before that, a brief cameo at the end of "The Return."]] * ReincarnationRomance: [[spoiler:With Green Lantern ''and'' Hawkman - a LoveTriangle from a ''previous life'' that ended up getting them ''all'' killed]]. * ReformedButRejected: After rejoining the team, Hawkgirl's former betrayal still casts a present among the team. Batman takes her presence in stride while Wonder Woman continues to hold a grudge until she finally forgives her. * RememberTheNewGuy: She was a blatant example of this. She'd never shown up anywhere onscreen in the {{DCAU}} continuity prior to her first appearance in the three-part premiere episode "Secret Origins," but the other main characters evidently already knew who she was. ** "Starcrossed" mentions that she's been on Earth for 5 years now. Highly doubtful that the first two seasons went on for 5 years in-universe. * TheScrappy: InUniverse after the Thanagarian Invasion, she remains hated and distrusted by a large segment of the Earth's population. In one episode, Batman points out that she apparently has a very large {{Hatedom}} on [[InternetBackdraft Internet forums]]. * ScreamingWarrior: On average, it was about one yell for every swing of her mace. The word is that her voice actor ''really'' enjoyed that part of the job. * SheCleansUpNicely: Despite her status as TheLadette, Hawkgirl can still look feminine when she wants to, as exemplified in "Shadow of the Hawk" when she dons a short pink dress for a date: --> '''Green Lantern:''' Shayera, I wanted to... ''(sees her in the dress)'' ''[[DistractedByTheSexy JUDAS PRIEST]]''! * ShipperOnDeck: She encourages Flash to tell Fire how he feels about her in "I Am Legion," and even shifts the position of their Javelin ([[BlatantLies while claiming it was turbulence]]) to get Fire to fall into Flash's lap. * ShootTheDog: [[spoiler:[[TearJerker Has to do this to a resurrected and rampaging Solomon Grundy]]]]. ** She also references [[Film/OldYeller the most famous instance of this trope]], John's favorite movie, before she goes through with it. * SignificantGreenEyedRedhead: She's the current page image. * SmartPeoplePlayChess: The promotional material says she's able to beat ''Batman'' at chess. This isn't entirely unfounded in the show; she knew ''Batman's'' identity without being told. Given how freaking obsessive he is about that, she's obviously much more intelligent that her combat strategy would suggest. Onscreen, Aquaman only beats her because she's too distracted by self-loathing to take him seriously. * SpacePolice: Her cover story prior to "Starcrossed." ** Doubles as a MythologyGag, as in the early 1960s comics Shayera and Katar (there a married couple) were in fact Thanagerian cops who pursued a criminal to Earth and decided to stay there and fight crime as the titular Hawk-heroes. * TakeMyHand: She says the trope name verbatim [[spoiler:before pulling Flash out of the Speed Force]]. * [[spoiler:[[TellMeAboutMyFather Tell Me About My Son]]]]: Sits down beside Batman and asks him this. (TimeTravel was involved.) * [[ThatManIsDead That Girl Is Dead]]: Ever since the Thanagarian invasion, she discarded the identity "Hawkgirl", saying how it was a sham. * VitriolicBestBuds: With Flash and Wonder Woman, the latter more vitriolic after "Starcrossed," and only "buds" after "The Balance." * WeaponOfChoice: Her electrified Nth-metal mace, which is one of the few devices on the planet that can [[PowerNullifier counter]] [[AntiMagic magic]]. * WhyDidItHaveToBeSnakes: In her case, [[{{Claustrophobia}} enclosed spaces]]. * WingedHumanoid: With the wings being part of her biological structure (as opposed to artificial like those of the Hawk-related heroes in the comics). * WorkingWithTheEx: With Green Lantern, after "Wake the Dead." * YouCantGoHomeAgain: Not only is she exiled, but the worst part is that after the Thanagarian invasion failed, their mortal enemies took over their home planet. * YourCheatingHeart: [[spoiler:In a past life, she did this to her husband with his best friend]]. !!Martian Manhunter [[quoteright:200:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/jonnjonzz3_8561.jpg]] -->''Ask yourselves - is being in here with me what you truly desire?''\\ '''ALTER EGO:''' J'onn J'onzz\\ '''Voiced By:''' Creator/CarlLumbly ->Abilities: super strength, flight, shape-shifting, intangibility, telepathy After the conquering race known as the Imperium wiped out all other life on his home planet of Mars, J'onn J'onzz managed to seal them away and set himself as a guard over them to prevent their escape. However, many years later they were unwittingly released by Earth astronauts and set their sights on conquering Earth. With the help of six of Earth's mightiest heroes, J'onn was able to defeat the Imperium, and eventually adopted Earth as his new home. * [[spoiler:TenMinuteRetirement]] * TheAgeless: He was guarding the shapeshifting invaders for [[OlderThanTheyLook 500 years]] prior to the start of the series. And according to him, he's not going to be dying from age anytime soon. * AlienAmongUs: Though it only comes into play when he has to blend in with humans under a disguise. Most of the time he's in his default human-Martian-hybrid form, and those who know of him or are familiar with him in this form know he's from Mars. * AlliterativeName * ApocalypseHow: The fate of his home-world prior to the start of the series. * AsskickingEqualsAuthority: Everyone seems to defer to the founding seven of the league, but J'onn seems to run and direct the League Station. * BadassBaritone * BaldOfAwesome * DeadpanSnarker: Even he joins in sometimes. ---> '''Batman''': (''while helping J'onn fight a bunch of Brainiac drones'') Having fun? ---> '''Martian Manhunter''': (''completely deadpan'') Yes. * EarnYourHappyEnding: From losing his family and planet after years of living a highly introverted lifestyle short of interacting with the founding members, J'onn finds [[spoiler:a new mate on Earth to share a life with, and he even becomes more accustomed to Earthly speech patterns in the last episode seeming more casual in conversation with others.]] * ExposedExtraterrestrials: In his true form...and, technically, the rest of the time as well, since he's a shapeshifter. Even then, he barely wears any clothes, as pictured. Only his Justice Lord counterpart and human alter egos are fully clothed. * {{Flight}} * AFormYouAreComfortableWith: When first met in "Secret Origins," he's in his natural Martian form. Upon being freed, he shifts into his more familiar hybrid form in an effort to gain Batman's trust. -->'''J'onn:''' ''(shifts into hybrid form)'' I am J'onn J'onzz.\\ ''(He holds out his hand to Batman. The Bat doesn't take it, but continues to have eyes narrowed)''\\ '''Superman:''' Don't take it personally, J'onn. He doesn't trust anyone.\\ '''J'onn:''' A wise policy. * GoodIsNotSoft: To Task Force X's dismay. * HumansAreTheRealMonsters: Developed this view in "Tabula Rasa," [[CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming though he found himself proven wrong shortly afterward]]. It came up again, albeit more subtly, in "To Another Shore," resulting in him [[PutOnABus taking a sabbatical from the League]] so he could learn to live among humans. -->'''Wonder Woman:''' You don't like humans very much, do you, J'onn?\\ '''J'onn:''' I don't ''dislike'' them... * IntangibleMan: A frequent method of avoiding attacks. * InterspeciesRomance: He eventually settled down with an elderly Chinese woman. * JourneyToFindOneself: The reason he gets PutOnABus. * KryptoniteFactor: It's hinted through various blink-and-you'll-miss-it moments that he's vulnerable to fire, like his comic book counterpart, although the very sight of it doesn't psychologically cripple him as it did in the comics. He still winds up flying through burning rocket exhaust quite often. * LastOfHisKind: It's a source of angst for him. Morgaine Le Fay exploits it for all it's worth in "A Knight of Shadows". * AMindIsATerribleThingToRead: Happens to him in "Tabula Rasa," leading him to briefly conclude that HumansAreTheRealMonsters. * MindOverManners: In "A Better World," he tells Batman (in response to the Dark Knight's suggestion to read his Justice Lord counterpart's mind to ascertain the truth of his cover story) that Martians can't and won't violate one another's private thoughts in such a manner. As far as most villains go, though, he'll delve into mind-reading to glean information, but that's about it. ** MindRape: In "Starcrossed", he needs to telepathically learn how to fly a Thanagarian fighter... except Thanagarians are naturally resistant to his telepathy. He grimly decides "I'll just have to try harder," and...irreparably brain-damages his subject. The safety of the entire planet depended on him getting that information, but the consequences are shown seasons later, when Craggar shows up again, partially paralyzed and drooling. * MissionControl: In ''Unlimited'', he delegates missions to the expanded League. Then he gets PutOnABus, and Mr. Terrific takes his place in this role. * NaiveNewcomer: To the Earth. * NonhumansLackAttributes: J'onn's true form, and also every other Martian seen in flashbacks. His wife was drawn with narrower shoulders and a slightly emphasized "chestplate" on her exoskeleton, and that's about it. * NotSoAboveItAll: As the end of "The Ties That Bind" can attest. -->'''J'onn''': I was only going to ask if you wanted to play Brawlin' Bots.\\ '''Flash''': Dibs on the green one! (runs off)\\ '''J'onn''': ''I'' wanted the green one... (smirks) * PsychicPowers: Usually of the {{Telepathy}} variety. * PutOnABus: At the end of "To Another Shore." ** [[spoiler:TheBusCameBack]]: [[spoiler:In time for the GrandFinale]]. * ReallySevenHundredYearsOld * RubberForeheadAliens: His natural Martian form: his "everyday" appearance is an attempt at [[ButNotTooBlack But Not Too Green.]] * SecretIdentity: When masquerading as a human, he usually takes the appearance of a brown-haired Caucasian man; most notably, he uses this form when hiding from the Thanagarians alongside Superman (as Clark Kent) in "Starcrossed," and again when he gets PutOnABus in "To Another Shore." [[spoiler:He later takes the form of an elderly Chinese man prior to his return in the GrandFinale]]. * TheSpock * TheStoic -> NotSoStoic: Perhaps best exemplified in "The Ties That Bind." * SuperheroSpeciation: In comics continuity, Superman and Manhunter have a good deal of overlap in abilities. Here their power sets are largely distinct: J'onn favors his intangibility, invisibility, shapeshifting, and telepathy, while his SuperStrength is downplayed and he never demonstrates SuperSpeed, SuperSenses, or EyeBeams at all. * SuperStrength: Although in this series' continuity, it's toned down somewhat. ** Quite a bit actually. He was [[WordofGod stated to be below Superman and Wonder Woman]], because in the comics, he's arguably above both. * VoluntaryShapeshifting: Can transform into any shape he desires, along with becoming intangible and invisible. * WarriorPoet * WarriorTherapist: Acts as Wildcat's therapist in ''Unlimited''. * YouCantGoHomeAgain: Although his old home had been long gone before the start of the series. [[/folder]] [[folder:The Expanded League]] !! '''Aquaman (Arthur)''' ->''Voiced by Miguel Ferrer (''WesternAnimation/SupermanTheAnimatedSeries'') and Scott Rummell (''[[WesternAnimation/JusticeLeague Justice League/Justice League Unlimited]]'')'' ->Abilities: enhanced strength, super swimming, underwater breathing, marine telepathy [[quoteright:200:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/200px-aquapan_2330.jpg]] * AnimalTalk: With marine life, anyway. Up to and including killer whales and the ''Kraken''. * AntiHero / WellIntentionedExtremist: Because of his insistence on his royal prerogatives and his narrow focus on what's best for Atlantis, he sometimes becomes an opponent of other League members. Despite a couple of friendships with other League members he sometimes seems to regard his work with the League as a series of EnemyMine situations. * AnArmAndALeg: Cuts his own hand off to save his son. * {{Atlantis}} * {{Badass}}: They set out to [[RescuedFromTheScrappyHeap make Aquaman awesome]], and it shows. ** BadassBaritone ** BadassBeard: His ''JL'' design is inspired by his redesign in TheNineties, when Creator/PeterDavid wrote him. ** BadassCape ** HandicappedBadass: [[spoiler:He handicapped ''himself'' by severing off his own hand in order to free himself from a deathtrap and save his son!]] * CainAndAbel: With Ocean Master. * ChainedToARock: Is chained to the bottom of an erupting undersea volcano along with his infant son by his usurping brother. He [[spoiler: [[BreakingTheBonds breaks one chain]], then pulls a sharp implement off of his belt and ''hacks his own hand off at the wrist'']] to save the both of them. * ChuckCunninghamSyndrome: After the first season of ''Unlimited'', Aquaman disappeared completely from the series. Warner Bros. was trying to launch a live action Aquaman show (in the same vein as Series/{{Smallville}}) effectively causing an "[[ExecutiveMeddling Aquaman Embargo.]]" * DeadpanSnarker: Mostly deadpan and less-so snarker, but he has his moments. * DemotedToExtra: Despite being one of the founding members of the [[Franchise/JusticeLeagueOfAmerica League]] in the comics, he was replaced by Hawkgirl in the show. He appeared only sporadically, but this gave writers a way to logically work him into plots without running into the ThisLooksLikeAJobForAquaman [[NeverLiveItDown stigma]]. Then he outright vanished during the last season of ''Unlimited'', thanks to [[ExiledFromContinuity his rights being tied up in a potential live-action series]]. * [[ShootingSuperman Drowning Aquaman]]: One of the Ultimen [[EpicFail tried this on him]]. Guess how well that turned out. -->'''Aquaman:''' King of the seas, remember? * [[SixthRanger The Eighth Ranger]]: Aquaman gets a lot of recurring roles, and is the only member outside of the original seven to sit at the main table (when only part of the other seven are present). Before the League expanded, he was also the main person they would consider to fill in. [[spoiler:The BadFuture Superman ends up in reveals that Aquaman did take Superman's place, before Vandal Savage's plan killed the League.]] * TheGoodKing: Aquaman isn't the nicest guy in the world, but Atlantis and its citizens are Aquaman's primary concern. He's even shown to be annoyed when not in his kingdom. * HappilyMarried: To Mera. * HeartIsAnAwesomePower: Put it this way. His powers don't consist only of "talking to fish." He can control any and all marine life to awesome effect. * HiddenDepths: His take on faith. * HotBlooded * JerkWithAHeartOfGold: He's disrespectful, arrogant and has on more than one occasion considered war on the surface world, but he loves his country, his people and his son. * NatureHero * OurMermaidsAreDifferent * PapaWolf: You should never, ''ever'' threaten or harm his infant son. You won't live to regret it, even if you are his [[CainAndAbel brother.]] * PetTheDog: Helps defend Longshadow from Cadmus Agents. ** And his reaction to [[spoiler: Solomon's resurrection]]. * ProudWarriorRaceGuy: The king of a proud, if xenophobic, people. * RatedMForManly: [[PapaWolf Most notable when he saved his son]]. * TeethClenchedTeamwork: ''Every. Single. Time.'' As Hawkgirl puts it, he prioritizes Atlantis above all else and isn't the most dedicated to splitting his time. ** Though he seems to have mellowed out by ''Justice League: Unlimited''. * TookALevelInKindness: Or cooperation at least, by the time of "Unlimited" he's far more eager to protect surface dwellers. * [[KillItWithWater Water-based]] ArmCannon: He ''cut his own arm off'' when chained up, [[PapaWolf in order to save his infant son]]. He gets the harpoon replacement and sticks with it throughout the series. * WalkingShirtlessScene: In his appearances in ''Justice League'' and ''Justice League Unlimited''. !! '''Green Arrow (Oliver Queen)''' ->''Voiced by Kin Shriner'' [[quoteright:229:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/green_arrow_-_justice_league_unlimited_9104.jpg]] ->Abilities: archery, acrobatics, fighting prowess * ArcherArchetype * BadassBeard * BadassNormal * BattleCouple: With Black Canary. * BreakoutCharacter / SpotlightStealingSquad of Unlimited. * CrimefightingWithCash: Downplayed - possibly to avoid too much overlap with Batman. He's got the dough to do it, but seems to prefer wacky arrow-gadgets to, say, orbital space stations. * DeadpanSnarker: Pretty often. He was recruited to provide the 'normal human' point of view, so in a way, the rest of the team is asking for it. * {{Determinator}} * FakingTheDead: In "The Cat and the Canary", to prove a point to Wildcat. * FireForgedFriends: With Captain Atom. * TheHeart: To a lesser extent than Flash. Batman specifically suggested his recruitment at the beginning of ''Unlimited'' for this reason, considering him to be CloserToEarth than most other superheroes. * ImprobableAimingSkills: It's his idiom, of course, but some of his shots do strain plausibility. * IntergenerationalFriendship: With Supergirl - a very unexpected, plausible and touching development. * ShipperOnDeck: In "Far From Home", he is very clearly in favor of the budding courtship between Supergirl and Brainiac 5. * [[StrawCharacter Straw Liberal]]: He's clearly liberal in his politics, but it isn't carried into a {{Flanderization}}. He often disagrees with the other heroes, but shows only respect for their abilities and their motives. In a world of monsters and aliens and other horrors, he clearly understands that the Justice League definitely plays a role. --> '''Arrow:''' 'Made of energy'? That wouldn't be ''nuclear'' energy, would it? --> '''Cpt. Atom:''' With a name like "Captain Atom"? What do ''you'' think? --> '''Arrow:''' I think you're what I marched against in college. ** He's even willing to point out that Project Cadmus - despite means and ends that are utterly repugnant to a liberal mindset (yet are very liberal in their anti-superhero policy) - [[JerkassHasAPoint is right to be worried about the League's potential to get out of control.]] * ThemeMusicPowerUp: He even [[CrowningMomentOfFunny ''sings'']] his own theme song once! * TrickArrow: He's a recurring character from ''Unlimited'' onwards, and naturally gets to show off his collection of trick arrows. --> '''Green Arrow:''' Still got that quantum arrow I gave you? * TwangHello !! '''Black Canary (Dinah Lance)''' ->''Voiced by Creator/MorenaBaccarin'' [[quoteright:350:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/black_canary_5647.png]] ->Abilities: Sonic scream, martial arts master * ActionGirl * BadPowersBadPeople: Averted. Her sonic abilities would deafen, kill or even shred an ordinary human, so she usually restricts them to inanimate objects or foes that she knows to have superhuman durability. * BattleCouple: With Green Arrow. * CivvieSpandex * EmpoweredBadassNormal * FightsLikeANormal: Most of the time: her superpower is a bit too lethal to use against humans. * GoodIsNotNice * HelloNurse: A few background events show that she's "noticed" by several League members. With Green Arrow it's a CharacterArc. * MakeMeWannaShout: Her Canary Cry. * MsFanservice: Always, although some episodes go beyond this to outright fanservice. * ShesGotLegs: And those fishnets show off every inch. * VitriolicBestBuds: With Huntress, after some initial... rivalries. !! '''The Question (Vic Sage)''' ->''Voiced by Creator/JeffreyCombs'' [[quoteright:230:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/questo_8588.png]] ->Abilities: investigation, deductive skills, fighting prowess * {{Adorkable}}: "You're drawn to my [[CloudCuckoolander eccentric]] charm." * AgentMulder: The guy believes that [[WhatTheHeckIsAnAglet aglets]] have a sinister purpose, and that topically applied fluoride renders teeth visible by [[SpySatellites spy satellite]]. [[ProperlyParanoid On the other hand]], he's proven to be a highly talented detective, either in spite of his paranoia or even perhaps ''because'' of it. (And he ''did'' nail it with his theory about [[spoiler:Baskin Robbins' secret, hidden ''Flavor 32''.]]) * BadassBookworm: One of the greatest detectives in the DCAU and a TheChessmaster to boot. He's still a good fighter, especially considering he doesn't have armor or gadgets (other than his disguise, that is). * BadassLongcoat: In the time honored tradition of detectives, he wears one. The difference is that he's investigating super villians. * BadassNormal: One of the 'non-supers' in the league. Justified as his talents are detective work, not super powers. Batman hints Vic may be the superior detective, in part due to his open mind. After all, Batman only considers ''sane'' theories, which - in a superhero universe - is [[TheCuckoolanderWasRight more of a limitation than it sounds]]. * TheBlank: He's the page image because his gadget hides everything on his face. * BreakoutCharacter: The Question quickly became the favorite among both the fans and the showrunners. There were talks of getting him his own show. * CarFu: Does this to a group of Darkseid's Parademons during the series finale. Even punches one out of his window. * CloudCuckoolander: Comes with his status as the League's resident ConspiracyTheorist. * CoatHatMask: His "power suit" consists of a blue overcoat, fedora, and that skin mask of his. * ComicallyMissingThePoint: When Supergirl expresses shock that he goes through her trash he responds with a scoff and says, "I go through ''everyone'''s trash." * ConspiracyTheorist: Aside from the usual "New World Order" and freemason stuff, he has odd theories like Baskin Robbin's secret thirty-second flavor or that aglets (those plastic things on shoelaces) have a sinister purpose. * CrazySurvivalist: (Then again, he ''has'' [[ProperlyParanoid been right before...]]) -->'''Green Arrow:''' Does ''everything'' have a sinister motive in your world? -->'''Question:''' Yours too. You just don't know it yet. * CreepyMonotone: Used as often for comedic effect as gravitas. He sings a pop song while breaking into a research lab. * TheFaceless: Complete with DramaticUnmask in "Flashpoint." * TheFriendNobodyLikes: His lone wolf nature and {{Cloudcuckoolander}} sensibility gives him this status among the league. ** When Batman announces that he's put him in charge of anti-Cadmus research, the rest of the seven, which includes Superman and Martian Manhunter complain - and Batman, of all people, admits that the Question is "wound a little too tight". ** He and Green Arrow do tend to partner up a lot, since their power level and skill sets suit them to investigation work. Arrow isn't always thrilled about it, but he's willing to go along. * GoMadFromTheRevelation: [[spoiler: When he learns all about the Justice Lords]]. While he was already eccentric, he becomes noticeably more unstable in response to this discovery. * ImprovisedWeapon: The Question does not carry weapons, and trusts to the environment to provide defense and distraction. Notable examples include a potted plant, a computer monitor, a bedpan and a [[PineappleSurprise grenade belt]]. * MadeOfIron: Gets captured and tortured by Cadmus: he holds out, and within a few hours of his rescue he's back in the thick of things. * NecessarilyEvil: Tries to invoke this against Luthor to ensure that the Justice Lords don't happen in their world. It doesn't work out that way. * ObfuscatingStupidity: While he is very much a crackpot, The Question is also far sharper than he lets on. His detective skills are actually on par with Batman's - if not ''better'', as Batman has problems with ArbitrarySkepticism despite his best efforts; oddities such as Supergirl's [[spoiler:{{Psychic Dreams|For Everyone}} and CloningBlues]] tend to throw him off, while Vic is essentially [[Literature/ThePuppetMasters a Heinlein detective]]; able to reason logically with unfamiliar, hard-to-believe facts as easily as with the commonplace. * OddFriendship: With Green Arrow, his off-on investigating partner. * OfficialCouple: With Huntress, who becomes his girlfriend and also an investigating partner. * PlausibleDeniability: Invoked. He knows that if he kills Luthor, nobody will blame the League... because the Question's a well known nutjob. * ProperlyParanoid: Often times his suspicions are confirmed. There ''was'' a secret thirty-second flavor. * RedHeadedHero: What he really looks like under the mask is a guy with red hair. * RightForTheWrongReasons: Either he's the world champion at this particular trope, or there really is a centuries-long, absolutely secret military/industrial conspiracy linking boy bands, crop circles, the 32nd flavor at Baskin-Robbins, actors being elected to public office, the Girl Scouts, and... much, much more. * SanitySlippage: Admittedly not particularly stable to begin with; he gets much worse in his realization that YouCantFightFate * SoundtrackDissonance: Pumps a guy for information while blasting generic pop music. * WhatTheHeckIsAnAglet: Provides the page quote. He thinks they're sinister. !! '''Huntress (Helena Bertinelli)''' ->''Voiced by Creator/AmyAcker'' ->Abilities: martial artist, crossbow Formerly the sheltered daughter of a Mob boss, she became a vigilante in response to his betrayal and murder. She was inducted along with all the other heroes in the first episode of ''Unlimited,'' but after she violated the League's rule about attempting to murder villains, she became a SixthRanger who helped out her friends in the League. * AntiHero: A little too 'anti' for the League. She's half [[PragmaticHero Type III]], half [[NominalHero Type V]]. * ArcherArchetype * AutomaticCrossbows * BadassNormal * DarkAndTroubledPast: Extremely. * DeadpanSnarker * MafiaPrincess: Was one of these -- and ''did not know.'' She finds out the hard way. * MsFanservice: She doesn't get the amount of in-universe attention that Wonder Woman or Black Canary do, but the camera does develop MaleGaze when she's in an episode. * OfficialCouple: With the Question. * PurpleIsPowerful: The principal tone of her costume is purple. * ThouShaltNotKill: Tried to avert this, which is why J'onn kicks her out of the League. * VitriolicBestBuds: Originally she regarded Black Canary as an interfering obstacle; after Canary helped with the Mandragora capture, they reached a rapport. !! '''Captain Atom (Nathaniel Adams)''' ->''Voiced by George Eads ("Initiation") and Chris Cox ("The Greatest Story Never Told" onward)'' [[quoteright:210:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/char_3287_151.jpg]] ->Abilities: Super strength, flight, invulnerability, energy projection, incorporeal survival beyond 'death' A former captain in the United States Air Force: an experiment reduced him to a sentient cloud of nuclear radiation, and he now inhabits a human-shaped containment suit. In addition to [[FlyingBrick the typical powers]], he can both generate and absorb any kind of radiation. [[spoiler:Cadmus manipulates him into a FaceHeelTurn by way of his Air Force commission in the second season of ''Unlimited''. He returns to supporting the League as soon as those orders are countermanded]]. * {{Determinator}}: [[spoiler:In "Flashpoint", he stubbornly fights Superman despite both of them knowing that he is less powerful and could never win in a one-on-one match. Superman is then forced to beat him into submission.]] * EnergyBeings: There's just a luminous, deadly cloud inside that robotic-looking shell. * FireForgedFriends: With Green Arrow * FlyingBrick * [[spoiler:FaceHeelTurn: And then [[HeelFaceTurn back]] again.]] * GoingCritical: If anything ruptures that suit, things will get ''bad'' for the Captain, and much worse for anybody nearby. * TheGoodCaptain * [[spoiler:HeelFaceTurn: When Cadmus attacks the Watchtower, he chooses to fight alongside his fellow heroes again.]] * ILoveNuclearPower: He is a product of that mindset, but his own feelings on the matter have to be mixed at best. * ManOfKryptonite: He can emit ''any'' kind of radiation. [[spoiler:While fighting Superman in "Flashpoint", he replicates the 'red sun' energy signature that slowly drains Superman's powers: he might have been able to replicate real Kryptonite instead, but he was not fighting to kill - just to win]]. * MyCountryRightOrWrong: [[spoiler:Eiling reactivates his commission to the Air Force, resulting in his FaceHeelTurn]]. * TheStoic: He's curt and clipped in his speech, and usually prefers receiving orders to making speeches. !! '''Vixen (Mari [=McCabe=])''' ->"What makes you think I know anything about the jungle? I live in a loft in Chelsea." ->''Voiced by GinaTorres'' ->Abilities: animal ability replication * AbsoluteCleavage: Wears this kind of outfit as her superhero uniform (true to her comic book origins). * ActionGirl * MutuallyExclusivePowerups: She can only call upon one animal totem at a time. * OddFriendship / VitriolicBestBuds: Oddly enough, with Shayera. * PowersViaPossession: Animal totems. * RomanticFalseLead * StatuesqueStunner: Comes with being a professional model in her downtime. * [[spoiler: StuffedInTheFridge: In the non-canon ''ComicBook/BatmanBeyond Unlimited'' comic book continuation, a flashback into Warhawk's origin story revealed that Vixen was killed by Shadow Thief just as John was proposing to her.]] !! '''Hawk (Hank Hall) and Dove (Don Hall)''' ->''Hawk voiced by Fred Savage\\ Dove voiced by Jason Hervey'' ->Abilities: Enhanced strength and agility, low level super-speed * BashBrothers * BrainsAndBrawn: Hawk's the brawn, Dove's the brains. * CastingGag: Fred Savage and Jason Hervey's most famous roles are bickering brothers Kevin and Wayne Arnold on Series/TheWonderYears. Originally they were going to read for the opposite part to go in line with their characters on said show, but after changing voices for a non-recorded read-through, everyone realized they liked the new voices a lot better and went with it. Hence the otherwise meek Savage played the violent Hawk and previously belligerent Hervey played the pacifistic Dove. * HotBlooded: Hawk * RedOniBlueOni: Hawk is the red to Dove's blue. * SiblingYinYang * TechnicalPacifist: Dove. He will not kill and disapproves of violence. [[BewareTheNiceOnes This means he doesn't start fights: but he does finish them.]] !! '''Vigilante''' ->''Voiced by Creator/NathanFillion'' ->Abilities: Gunfighter, expert driver... student starship driver * BadassNormal ** BadassBiker * CastingGag: Nathan Fillion plays [[Series/{{Firefly}} a cowboy who lives in space]]. It's highlighted in at least one episode when he teams with Vixen, who's played by Gina Torres. * {{Cowboy}}: His whole theme. * {{Fanboy}}: Of Creator/ClintEastwood. * TheGunslinger ** GunsAkimbo: Wields a pair of revolvers as his standard weapons. * HeterosexualLifePartners: With Shining Knight. * ImprobableAimingSkills * SkintoneSclerae * ThoseTwoGuys: With Shining Knight. !! '''Shining Knight (Sir Justin)''' ->''Voiced by Chris Cox'' ->Abilities: Fighting abilities with sword and hand-to-hand; enchanted arms and armor A knight of Arthur's court thrown into the present. * AbsurdlySharpBlade: His enchanted sword has exceptional cutting capabilities. * BadassNormal * {{Determinator}}: He was fighting [[spoiler:a mutated and transformed General Eiling]] and refused to give in no matter how badly the General hurt him. --->'''[[spoiler:General Eiling]]:''' You can't win. --->'''Shining Knight''': [[BadassCreed I'll die as befits a knight: Defending the weak!]] ** After the fight he's rushed off to the emergency room... but insists on stopping first to thank the people who ended the struggle. * FishOutOfTemporalWater: He doesn't particularly ''want'' to adapt to the twenty-first century, which he considers a time of weak morals. * HeterosexualLifePartners: With Vigilante. * ImplausibleFencingPowers: Type I. * KnightInShiningArmor: Obviously. * ThoseTwoGuys: With Vigilante. !! '''S.T.R.I.P.E''' ->''Voiced by Creator/PhilLaMarr'' ->Abilities: Normal human; mechanized suit provides flight, invulnerability, super-strength, beam and missile weaponry Stargirl's stepfather, Pat Dugan... or more precisely, the code name for the bulky, clunky-looking PoweredArmor that he fights crime with. * BadassFamily: With Stargirl, his stepdaughter. * BadassNormal * CoolOldGuy: If it weren't for Wildcat, he'd probably be the oldest guy on the team. * DeadpanSnarker: He only really got lines during "Chaos at the Earth's Core," but this seems to be his favored means of bursting Stargirl's self-importance. --> '''Pat:''' If I ''were'' gonna start talking about people behind their backs, I probably wouldn't start with someone who has ''super-hearing.'' * PoweredArmor: Starts off as more of a MiniMecha before gradually becoming more like this in the final season. * RedOniBlueOni: Blue to Stargirl's red-oni tendencies. * ThoseTwoGuys: With Stargirl, although the episodes that include them tend to focus on her. !! '''Stargirl (Courtney Whitmore)''' ->''Voiced by Giselle Loren'' -> Abilities: Normal human: power staff supplies flight, telekinesis and energy projection * ActionGirl * AlphaBitch: [[PlayingWithATrope Sort of]]. She's vain and fame seeking, has a large sense of entitlement, and mocks and belittles those around her to ease her own feelings... but she does go out there and risk her life regularly for the public good. * BadassFamily: With S.T.R.I.P.E, her stepfather. * BadassNormal: All of Stargirl's powers are actually derived from her weapon; she has no superpowers of her own. And let's face it, how many teenage girls, if granted a weapon that fired energy blasts and enabled them to fly, would use the weapon to fight supervillains? * BareYourMidriff: For once, the costume design is relatively in-character considering teen styles at the time the cartoon was made. * BrattyTeenageDaughter: In addition to the Alpha Bitch traits mentioned above, S.T.R.I.P.E. is in fact her stepdad and partner. * CharacterDevelopment: Over the course of "Chaos at the Earth's Core", she comes to respect Supergirl, and ultimately saves her life. By the end of the episode, the two seem to be starting a friendship, with each of them complaining to the other about their respective [[OverprotectiveDad overprotective relatives]]. * {{Flight}} * GenreSavvy: She is well aware of how her Alpha Bitch actions look and recognizes that her words make her "petty." * GloryHound: While she usually means well, she is fame seeking, and believes her heroics deserve more recognition. * GreenEyedMonster: She gets very jealous upon seeing Supergirl's popularity. * HeadbuttingHeroes: With Supergirl in ''Chaos at the Earth's Core'' though by the end of the episode, they've formed a tentative sort of friendship. * ImpossibleHourglassFigure * KidHero: In the comics Stargirl is a 16 year old kid, and while her age isn't explicitly stated in JLU, she lives with her stepdad and is drawn as a teenage girl. * LeeroyJenkins * LittleMissBadass * MsFanservice * ThoseTwoGuys: When she appears, she's with S.T.R.I.P.E. * TookALevelInKindness: See CharacterDevelopment. !! '''Supergirl (Kara In-Ze/Kara Kent)''' ->''Voiced by Nicholle Tom'' [[Characters/DCAUSupermanTheAnimatedSeries See here for more info]]. !! '''Booster Gold (Michael Jon Carter)''' ->''Voiced by Tom Everett Scott'' -> Abilities: Twenty-fifth century education; suit provides flight, invulnerability, possibly other abilities * AttentionWhore * BadassNormal * ClothesMakeTheSuperman: All of his superpowers come from his costume and equipment. * CompanionCube / RobotBuddy: Skeets * CrouchingMoronHiddenBadass: When he's not seeking glory, he can be a pretty good superhero if he tries hard enough. * ADayInTheLimelight: The only episode to really focus on him is "The Greatest Story Never Told". * DeadpanSnarker: It's so habitual that even his ''robot'' has started picking up the habit. * {{Flight}}: Not exceptional in the League, although judging by his ability to escape gravity wells, he can generate a ''lot'' of thrust. * GlorySeeker * TheGreatestStoryNeverTold: It's even [[TropeNamer the title of the episode]]. While the others are busy with an evil wizard, Booster Gold is sucked into dealing single-handed with a catastrophe indirectly caused by the offscreen battle. The others never get to know about this. * HairOfGold * HumiliationConga: During the events of "The Greatest Story Never Told". It's not clear if he's always a ButtMonkey or if this is an incredibly bad day for him. * ItsAllAboutMe: Lessened, at least temporarily, by his deep sense of failure near the end of "The Greatest Story Never Told". * JerkWithAHeartOfGold: A narcissist, but - deep inside - a hero. * SmallNameBigEgo * TimeTravel: He travelled to the past to seek glory as a super hero. * TimeTravelForFunAndProfit: In the comics, this is purposely invoked (he actually has a deeper reason to act like a pompous buffoon abusing time travel). Not clear if this is the case in the animated version. !! '''Mister Terrific (Michael Holt)''' ->''Voiced by Michael Beach'' -> Abilities: Super-intelligence: inventions provide additional powers * GeniusBruiser: Uses his T-Spheres for power, and is able to outsmart Luthor. He's considered to be one of the three smartest people on Earth by Batman. * LivingProp: Although a super-genius would be very useful in planning planet-wide superhero logistics, Mr. Terrific gets almost no focus until late in the series, when somebody has to take over Mission Control. * MissionControl: After J'onn takes a leave of absence. * OmnidisciplinaryScientist !! '''Steel (John Henry Irons)''' ->''Voiced by Creator/MichaelDorn, Creator/PhilLaMarr''\\ See [[Characters/DCAUSupermanTheAnimatedSeries here]] for more !! '''DoctorFate (Kent Nelson)''' ->''Voiced by George [=DelHoyo=], Oded Fehr'' -> Abilities: Expert sorceror; helmet provides immense magical abilities, exact limits unknown * AboveGoodAndEvil: For a short time, he held this opinion. He was roused from this HeroicBSOD when Superman - horribly outmatched by the EldritchAbomination Karkull - went off to fight the demon alone. --> '''Dr. Fate:''' Until now, I thought it was just ''evil'' that never gave up. * {{Expy}}: with his four teammates named below, he leads a take on ComicBook/TheDefenders. * TheObiWan: Provides sanctuary, security, and occasional advice for people who are lost. --> '''Dr. Fate:''' I will help you [to discover your purpose.] --> '''The Android:''' Why? --> '''Dr. Fate:''' Because that is ''my'' purpose. * OddFriendship: With Aquaman, AMAZO, Shayera, and even Solomon Grundy, who [[spoiler: was buried on his property]]. * ThereAreNoTherapists: Averts this trope, as he counsels the League. !! '''Fire''' ->''Voiced by Maria Canals'' -> Abilities: Fire projection, transformation into fire, flight * BareYourMidriff * CensorSteam: Strategically placed flames when she activates her powers * CurtainsMatchTheWindow * GreenEyes * NaiveNewcomer * PlayingWithFire: If you couldn't tell by her name. ** TechnicolorFire: Green * StatuesqueStunner: Fire, the object of Flash's not-so-subtle affections, is the tallest one on the team when she, he, and Hawkgirl go to Blackhawk Island. * [[ThoseTwoGuys Those Two Girls]]: with Ice * UnresolvedSexualTension: With the Flash: nothing seemed resolved by the time of the grand finale. !! '''Ice''' -> Abilities (inferred): Ice projection * CurtainsMatchTheWindow * AnIcePerson: A heroic example. * [[ThoseTwoGuys Those Two Girls]]: With Fire, though she doesn't even get Fire's amount of screen time. * YouGottaHaveBlueHair: Light-blue to white !! '''Red Tornado''' ->''Voiced by Creator/PowersBoothe'' -> Abilities: Android with wind generation and control abilities * BlowYouAway: His (its?) abilities were strong enough to take on three copies of Wind Dragon from the Ultimen, while only using one hand, as they used all their might in making wind tunnels. Effortlessly counteracted a tornado created during "The Great Brain Robbery". * FlyingBrick: Presumbly has above-human strength and durability, but focused on wind powers. * MechanicalLifeforms: An android * WhatMeasureIsANonHuman: Was ripped in half by Amazo. Fortunately, he got better. !! '''Elongated Man''' ->''Voiced by Jeremy Piven'' -> Abilities: Detective with powers of shape alteration and flexibility * DudeWheresMyRespect: Complains about this with Flash and Booster Gold. * RubberMan * SuperheroSpeciation: Invoked by Green Lantern: they already have Plastic Man on the scene, and "We don't need two stretchy guys." [[/folder]] [[folder:Future League Members]] !!Batman II (Terry [=McGinnis=]) --> ''Voiced By:'' Creator/WillFriedle [[Characters/DCAUBatmanBeyond See here for more info.]] !!Warhawk [[spoiler: (Rex Stewart)]] --> ''Voiced By:'' Peter Onorati, Marc Worden [[Characters/DCAUBatmanBeyond See here for more info.]] !!Static (Virgil Hawkins) --> ''Voiced By:'' Creator/PhilLaMarr [[Characters/DCAUStaticShock See here for more info.]] !!Green Lantern III (Kai-Ro) --> ''Voiced By:'' Creator/LaurenTom [[Characters/DCAUBatmanBeyond See here for more info.]] !!Aquagirl (Mareena) --> ''Voiced By:'' Creator/HyndenWalch [[Characters/DCAUBatmanBeyond See here for more info.]] !!Micron --> ''Voiced By:'' Wayne Brady [[Characters/DCAUBatmanBeyond See here for more info.]] [[/folder]] [[folder:Other Major Allies]] !! '''Katma Tui''' ->''Voiced by Kim Mai Guest'' * ActionGirl * {{Mentor}}: To most of the other Green Lanterns. John Stewart even compares her to [[Franchise/StarWars Yoda]] at one point. * MsFanservice: Especially in "Hearts and Minds", when she dons a rather {{Stripperific}} "priestess" outfit. * SexyMentor ** MentorShip[=/=]TeacherStudentRomance: It is implied that she had one with John while training him as a Green Lantern. * [[GreenSkinnedSpaceBabe Orange-Skinned Space Babe]] * SternTeacher: She is not particularly warm or kind when training her students. !! '''Kilowog''' ->''Voiced by Dennis Haysbert'' * BigEater: Even moreso than The Flash. ** ExtremeOmnivore: At one point, he eats a videotape, proclaiming it to be delicious. * BigFun * TheEngineer: His other skill outside of his Green Lantern powers. In "Hearts and Minds", he is able to rapidly construct a carbon bomb with relative ease. * NiceGuy: Contradicts many comics versions of the character - Kilowog is the most kind-hearted of the Corps members shown. * OddFriendship: With Flash. They bond over their mutual friendship with John Stewart, their wise-cracking personalities, and their love of food. * PigMan: Which makes Flash inviting him to a [[CarnivoreConfusion bratwurst cookout]] all the more hilarious. * RedemptionEarnsLife: Notably in "Blackest Night", he was the only member of the Green Lantern Corps to speak up for and defend John Stewart's character during his trial (albeit after some convincing from Hawkgirl). Later in "Hearts and Minds", several of his colleagues are killed in battle while he is spared and would go on to become a semi-regular RecurringCharacter. !! '''Captain Marvel (Billy Batson)''' ->''Voiced by Jerry O'Connell (Marvel) and Shane Haboucha (Billy)'' * AscendedFanboy: He openly admits to idolizing the Justice Leaguers (especially Superman) before briefly joining himself. * TheCape: Is arguably an even bigger archetype of this trope than Superman himself, much to the latter's annoyance. * ManChild: Comes off like this towards the rest of the League sometimes (who are unaware that his secret identity is a child). * [[TheMasqueradeWillKillYourDatingLife The Masquerade Will Kill Your School Life]]: Explored briefly when Billy is shown to be failing at elementary school due to his constant superhero duties. * NiceGuy: His cheerful and positive attitude rubs off so warmly on the Justice League that even ''Batman'' takes a liking to him. * OlderAlterEgo: Billy and Marvel. * ThePollyanna * UnwittingPawn: [[spoiler:Of a BatmanGambit that Lex Luthor and Cadmus performed on Superman to make him look bad in public.]] * WideEyedIdealist: He's far ''far'' towards the ideal end of the SlidingScaleOfIdealismVersusCynicism. Justified since he is actually only a young child beneath his superhero exterior. * WhatTheHellHero: Delivers a fairly brutal one towards Superman after the latter destroyed Lexor City during their fight. He also announces his resignation from the Justice League in the same speech. [[spoiler:Superman is ''crushed.'']] !! '''Hawkman (Carter Hall)''' ->''Voiced by James Remar'' * AdventureArchaeologist * AncientAstronauts: After unearthing the Asbsorbacron, he begins to believe that Ancient Egypt was actually founded by Katar Hol and Chay-Ara Hol, two Thanagarian officers who crash-landed on Earth 4000 years ago. * TheCloudCuckoolanderWasRight: It is mentioned that he lost much of his credibility in the archaeology field when he began proclaiming his Thanagarian AncientAstronauts theory and even Hawkgirl thinks he is delusional when he insists that they are the reincarnations of the ancient Thanagarians. [[spoiler:Then in "Ancient History", the Shadow Thief reveals that his claims were right all along.]] * ContinuitySnarl: [[MythologyGag True to]] [[ComicBook/{{Hawkman}} the comics]]. He is actually the ''second'' incarnation of Hawkman to appear in the DCAU, with the first being [[SignificantAnagram Hro Talak]], who was an {{Expy}} of the Silver Age origin of the character. * IWantMyBelovedToBeHappy: After discovering the true history between Katar Hol, Chay-Ara Hol, and [[spoiler:Bashari]], he quickly apologizes to Shayera and leaves, realizing that she is destined to be together with [[spoiler:Green Lantern]]. * MeaningfulRename: His birth name was Joseph Gardner, which he then changed to Carter Hall to be closer to the ancient Katar Hol's. * MurderTheHypotenuse: A variation. In "Ancient History", Shadow Thief kidnaps Hawkman, Hawkgirl, and Green Lantern and brings them together. He then reveals that [[spoiler:he is Hawkman's own escaped [[ShadowArchetype "dark side"]], a personification of his inner desires, and attempts to kill Green Lantern so that Hawkman and Hawkgirl could be together]]. * ReincarnationRomance: He believes that he and Hawkgirl are the reincarnation of Katar and Chay-Ara Hol. [[spoiler:Subverted when it turns out that the ancient Chay-Ara was actually in love with a human named Bashari, Green Lantern's past life]]. * ShadowArchetype: A literal example with the Shadow Thief, who turns out to be [[spoiler:Hawkman's inner id, who escaped from his body when he touched the Asbsorbacron]]. * StalkerWithACrush: To Hawkgirl. * WhiteKnighting: Batman mentions that Carter has been banned from various [[{{Hatedom}} anti-Hawkgirl internet forums]], apparently for repeatedly {{Troll}}ing other users and viciously defending Shayera's honor. * WingedHumanoid: With a pair of artificially constructed wings. !! '''Deadman (Boston Brand)''' ->''Voiced by Raphael Sbarge'' * BackFromTheDead: Obviously. ** BarredFromTheAfterlife * BaldOfAwesome * DemonicPossession: His major power. * HollywoodNewEngland: Well, his [[MeaningfulName name]] is Boston and he certainly sports the accent. * MyGodWhatHaveIDone: [[spoiler:When Devil Ray attempts to shoot Wonder Woman, he quickly possesses Batman, picks up a gun, and shoots Devil Ray, accidentally knocking the latter into electrical wires and killing him. This action is rather traumatic for both him and [[DoesNotLikeGuns Batman]].]] * RoaringRampageOfRevenge: After the Legion destroys the Buddhist Temple he was training at and kills the Master. * ThouShaltNotKill: His memory of his Master's teachings convince him to spare Devil Ray's life. [[spoiler:He later unintentionally does it anyway.]] * [[YouKilledMyFather You Killed My Master]]: His motivation for getting revenge on the Legion of Doom and Devil Ray specifically. [[/folder]] [[folder:Cadmus]] !!Amanda Waller ->'''Voiced By''': Creator/CCHPounder Amanda Waller serves as the Director of Cadmus, with a direct line to the President of the United States. * ActionGirl: And does it without any superpowers, no less. * AntiVillain: Waller, being more antagonistic of the League, is a [[SlidingScaleOfAntiVillains Type 3]]. She does some pretty shady things, but never truly crosses the line. * TheAtoner * BadassNormal: Takes on [[spoiler:Brainithor]] with a ''handgun''. Granted, it's a high-tech handgun, but still. * BlackBossLady * BreakThemByTalking: Batman [[StealthHiBye confronts her]] ''in her bathroom'' and starts his usual intimidation tactics. This is her response... and ''Batman'' can't find a single hole in her logic. (They later disagree, ''very'' strongly, about acceptable means to the end.) * CoolOldLady: In the ''WesternAnimation/BatmanBeyond'' epilogue. Terry is a little surprised to discover this, to say the least. * CreateYourOwnVillain: A big part of her stragedy of running Cadmus seemed to be baiting to League (having Taskforce X break into the Watch Tower, conspiring with Luthor to get Superman to ruin his PR) in order provoke them to prove that they were indeed a threat that needed taking down; instead of taking precautions if they ever went rouge ** She ordered experiments to create superheroes loyal to the government resulted in the original Royal Flush Gang and Galeta, a Supergirl who loves killing to point she'll ignore offical orders to stand down. * GeneralRipper: Disobeys a direct order from the President and launches a full-fledged assult on the Watch Tower. * GenreBlindness: [[spoiler:Thought that trusting Lex Luthor was a good idea. Batman even lampshades this. To give her credit, she knew Luthor was a snake, she just let her guard down to his betrayal.]] * HeelRealization: While she doesn't entire change her beliefs about the necessities of CADMUS' purpose, she does admit that she exaggerated the League as a threat and she tries and convinces Wade Eiling that they were mistaken about the League: -->"Our enemies are never as evil as we imagine, and maybe we're never quite as good." * HorribleJudgeOfCharacter: Aside from the Genre Blindness above, there's also the fact that her organization includes a nut who decided to [[NukeEm use a special nuclear missile]] to kill Superman, Doomsday, and everything in the area to due it being used for drug smuggling. She's not pleased to hear this. * IronLady: So iron, she stands up to Superman, Wonder Woman, and Aquaman at the same time upon her first introduction, chews out the Goddamn Batman, and personally confronts [[spoiler:Lex Luthor]] in his lair upon discovering his treachery. * {{Irony}}: Cadmus creates a team of cloned superheroes to combat the League in the event that they go rogue, but plots to have them killed and replaced by a new batch when they turn out to be unstable. What do the clones do when they find out? Yep, you guessed it: they go rogue, and the League has to save the day. Waller fails to see any irony in this. * JerkassHasAPoint: Batman grudgingly ends up taking this view of Waller after he confronts her about her zealous leadership of Cadmus and she explains her side of the story. Batman, being a BadassNormal and highly intelligent, is left grudgingly admitting to himself that Waller actually has a perfectly legitimate point. Green Arrow concurs with this as well. --> '''Waller:''' We started to wonder what would happen if you took the same action that the Justice Lords did, so I had my people run some computer simulations. If the Justice League ever went rogue, what do you think would be the result? --> '''Batman:''' Irrelevant. The League would never - --> '''Waller:''' ''Humor me.'' In every single scenario you'd beat us. Badly. But that was before Cadmus; now we have the technology to defend ourselves. * KarmaHoudini: [[spoiler:Planned to murder Terry's parents but doesn't face repercussions.]] ** LaserGuidedKarma: Being a WellIntentionedExtremist, she was ruthless and funded Task Force X to have disposable supervillains to make the dirty work... when she retires, she is so LonelyAtTheTop she welcomes Terry [=McGinnis=]' intrusion into her own home as a distraction from her lonely life. * [[ScaryBlackMan Scary Black Woman:]] She's a sort of gender-flipped Nick Fury. But not as warm and fuzzy. * TokenWholesome: One of the rare examples of a female comic book character who is not a MsFanservice, Amanda is fairly overweight and dresses conservatively. * WellIntentionedExtremist: Her motive is to give ordinary people a fighting chance if the League decides the world would be better off with them running it. Her methods are more... debatable. There's also the fact that [[spoiler: Lex]] has his own nefarious purposes for backing Cadmus's activities, and is ready to betray Waller and the organization as soon as he no longer needs them. ** She also decides many years after the events of JLU that [[spoiler: Batman--who is slowly starting to show signs of aging--needs to continue protecting Gotham]], so she takes it upon herself to [[spoiler: partially-clone Bruce Wayne's DNA, find an unwitting surrogate mother to unknowingly carry it, and then manipulate circumstances to push the resultant child towards becoming a new Batman]]. She looks back with a few regrets, but not many: --> '''Waller''' ''(at age ninety):'' You know, the Lord's been a great comfort to me all these years...Yeah, [[DirtyBusiness I've got a lot to answer for]] when I meet Him, but I'd like to believe that for all the harm I've caused, I've also done some good. Maybe the angels need a sharp sword too. * WhyDontYaJustShootHim: Averted; Waller ''will'' shoot a supervillain in cold blood. In the stomach. [[ThereIsNoKillLikeOverkill Five times.]] !Directors !!General Wade Eiling ->'''Voiced By''': Creator/JKSimmons Gen. Eiling (presumably) serves as the military director of Cadmus. Since actual military operations are rare within the organization, he more generally appears as Amanda Waller's right hand man, aiming for practical matters that even surprise her. After the fall of Cadmus as it was, Eiling decides to be more hands on and [[spoiler: turns himself into a metahuman to directly fight the League]]. Eiling notably looks little like his comic inspiration, and is more a case of InkSuitActor for his voice actor, Creator/JKSimmons, and an expy of his role J. Jonah Jameson in various Franchise/SpiderMan works. * FourStarBadass: Aspires to be this. * BaldOfAwesome * BaldOfEvil: Bit by bit. * DeadpanSnarker: Especially after becoming the General. He spends most of his battle against the League's {{Badass Normal}}s mocking them. * {{Expy}}: He becomes an Expy of [[ComicBook/TheIncredibleHulk The Hulk]] by using the Captain Nazi serum. He's more articulate but possibly even more dangerous due to being a PrinciplesZealot. * GeneralRipper: He turned himself into a variant of the Shaggy Man (a creature that is almost completely invincible & monstrous) in order to protect America from the League and metahumans in general... and ends up only fighting members of the League [[BadassNormal without metahuman powers]] (though the heroes in question have some cool gear). * HeWhoFightsMonsters: Eiling started out simply mistrusting the League, but eventually went to conspiracy-joining levels just like Hardcastle. Goes right into this [[spoiler:after taking the Captain Nazi serum]]. In a variation, however, he stops his ensuing rampage when Metropolis' citizens point this out to him. * HeelRealization: Has one in "Patriot Act," after his drive to protect humanity from the super powered heroes leads him to gaining super powers and thrashing several human heroes without powers. He even lampshades it: --> '''Eiling:''' Alright, I've become what I hate. I'll give you that. * {{Hypocrite}}: He goes after the Justice League because he believes metahumans are dangerous and can't be trusted. He ends up becoming a metahuman himself, and goes after a group of heroes who aren't. When a nearby civilian points out that he's the only one at the site of the battle with powers, he concedes the kid's point and leaves, and is not seen again. * NoSell: This becomes his automatic mode after taking the Captain Nazi serum. * PragmaticVillainy: Tends to go for the most direct, often military, solution to problems. He responds to Waller calling him out on nuking a populated island where Doomsday and Superman were fighting with "We have to sanction Doomsday, we were gonna get to Superman somewhere down the line, and we've been trying to stop drug traffic from San Baquero for years. The way I see it: three birds, one stone." * PutOnABus: After he stops his rampage, following the aforementioned HeWhoFightsMonsters revelation, he's never seen again, despite [[spoiler:emerging from that fight mostly unscathed and ''not'' being detained, arrested, or de-powered]]. He presumably came in ''very'' handy for America a short time later, when the world was being invaded by ''real'' superhuman villains. * SuperStrength: After [[spoiler:taking the Captain Nazi serum]]. * WellIntentionedExtremist: Pretty much the same as Waller... except, while she's later willing to work with the League post-"Divided We Fall," he continues to be prejudiced despite Waller herself telling him he needs to get over it. --> '''Eiling:''' The Justice League is a bigger threat to us now than the Soviets ever were. --> '''Waller:''' ''(shortly after)'' It's a different world, General...''learn to live in it''. !!Tala -->'''Voiced By:''' Creator/JulietLandau Tala serves as the Magic/Mysticism division head, and is the sole female division head. After the collapse of Cadmus, she becomes the right hand of the leader of the Secret Society, whomever that may be. * AdaptationalWimp: From evil goddess in the comics to every human level BigBad's girlfriend, rarely acting in her own right. * [[spoiler:AlasPoorVillain: She gets betrayed repeatedly and then Lex essentially sacrifices her to try and resurrect Braniac. Her efforts to screw the Society over bring back Darkseid.]] * ButtMonkey: Things just keep going wrong for Tala. Working for the government to revive the Annihilator results in her being tricked into being trapped inside a mirror forever. Being set free means she has to become a supervillain and, possibly against her will, winds up in a very weird bestiality-based relationship (remember, Grodd thinks of humans as an inferior species, so he's ''also'' having sex with an animal, from his viewpoint). Then her old "boyfriend" gets dumped and she winds up in an abusive relationship with a lunatic (Luthor). And finally she's used as a sacrifice in a bit of mad science-wizardry that annihilates her (and [[GoneHorriblyWrong has terrible repercussions.]]) * DarkActionGirl: Physically weak but a very powerful sorceress. * DoesNotLikeShoes: Extra points for going to the snowy regions of Nanda Parbat barefoot. * DyingCurse: [[spoiler:Tampers with Luthor's attempt to revive Brainiac by having Darkseid revived instead as a final form of payback.]] * EvilSorcerer * FemmeFatale * InterspeciesRomance: With ''[[EverythingsBetterWithMonkeys Grodd]]''. * LadyMacbeth: Was this to Lex and Grodd. * LivingBattery: [[spoiler:Used as this by Lex Luthor to bring back Brainiac, killing her. In fact, Luthor was planning to dispose of her from the beginning.]] * NotSoHarmlessVillain: Spends most of her time grovelling before more powerful villains but is [[ChronicBackstabbingDisorder deadly when she doesn't get her own way]] and is a very skilled sorceress. * ReallyGetsAround: Felix Faust, Grodd, Luthor, somebody else in Luthor's body... well, okay, that last one wasn't ''her'' fault. * {{Sensual Slav|s}} * SmugSnake: Is easily manipulated and usually ends up failing in the face of more cunning villains or becoming their unwitting pawns. * SycophanticServant * WickedWitch * WomanInBlack * WomanScorned: Betrays Luthor for not paying enough attention to her. Not her smartest move. [[spoiler:She freed Darkseid instead of Brainiac as the final "screw you" to Lex.]] * WoundedGazelleGambit: Did she really think claiming "I'm a sick person" was going to work on Luthor? As he puts it, moments before having her executed "[[CardCarryingVillain I'm a sick person, too.]]" !!Dr. Emil Hamilton -->'''Voiced By:''' Victor Brandt, Robert Foxworth Dr. Hamilton serves as the Genetics division head. after falling out with Superman due to the Man of Steel's terrible actions at the end of ''WesternAnimation/SupermanTheAnimatedSeries'', Dr. Hamilton turns to a power that he believes can keep the League in check. Galatea is his most prized project, and he shares a father-daughter type relationship with her. [[Characters/DCAUSupermanTheAnimatedSeries See here for more info]]. !!Dr. Milo -->'''Voiced By:''' Treat Williams in WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries, Armin Shimerman in WesternAnimation/JusticeLeague Dr. Milo serves as the Splicing division head. His work was the least successful of each of the divisions. He was killed in his only featured episode after the beginning of the "Bat-Embargo", where characters more central to Batman stopped appearing in case they were to appear on ''WesternAnimation/TheBatman''. [[Characters/DCAUBatmanTheAnimatedSeries See here for more info]]. !!Dr. Hugo Strange -->'''Voiced By:''' Ray Buktenica Dr. Strange serves as the first Psychology division head. He was also written out after the beginning of the "Bat-Embargo", where characters more central to Batman stopped appearing in case they were to appear on ''WesternAnimation/TheBatman''. [[Characters/DCAUBatmanTheAnimatedSeries See here for more info]]. !!Dr. Moon -->'''Voiced By:''' Jeffrey Combs (uncredited) Dr. Moon serves as the second Psychology division head, replacing Dr. Strange. * ForTheEvulz: Would continue to torture, even after receiving information, if it entertained him. * TortureTechnician: Used to attempt to force information out of The Question. !!Maxwell Lord -->'''Voiced By:''' Tim Matheson Maxwell Lord serves as the manager and public face of the Ultimen, and is less involved with the gritty missions of Cadmus as compared to most officers and agents. * AdaptationDecay: No trace of psychic powers is shown here - but then, there have been stretches of time in the comics when Max didn't have or couldn't use them. * InformedFlaw: Batman claims to know Max Lord personally, and insists that the only thing he cares about is money. All of his actions in this episode seem to run contrary to this. * NiceGuy: Actually seems to care about the Ultimen, despite knowing their artificial nature. Not that this saves him from their wrath when they turn on him. * SparedByTheAdaptation: In the comics, he turned on the League, and eventually had to be killed. Here, he was hunted by the Ultimen, who wound up sparing him. !!Colonel Rick Flagg, Jr. ->'''Voiced By''': Adam Baldwin Col. Flagg serves as the leader of Task Force X, and the only non-criminal on the team. * BadassNormal: No powers, yet he can easily fight through the Watchtower. ''Unarmed''. * MeaningfulName: [[LampshadeHanging Lampshaded]] by Deadshot. * MyCountryRightOrWrong: Will do ''anything'' to ensure the security of his country. This takes him to some dark places. * PatrioticFervor: When Deadshot asks what it is that Amanda Waller has on him that ensures his loyalty, he replies, "Not a thing. Some of us don't have to be blackmailed into serving their country". * TheStoic * TokenGoodTeammate: To Task Force X. Relatively. !Agents !!Galatea ->'''Voiced By''': Nicholle Tom Dr. Hamilton's creation and surrogate daughter, Galatea is a clone of Supergirl, but with a more pragmatic personality. This artificial status irks her to no end. * {{Badass}} * BerserkButton: Supergirl's mere existence, because it reminds her she's just a clone not the original: -->'''Supergirl:''' You know what? No matter how bad you beat me, I'm real, not a clone. -->'''Galatea:''' Shut up. -->'''Supergirl:''' Deep down, you know the truth: you're not a person. You're just a weapon! Grown out of one of Hamilton's petri dishes! -->'''Galatea:''' ''Shut up!'' * BlondesAreEvil: Well, she is, but she's the [[EvilTwin evil clone]] of a subversion. * BloodKnight: Only cares about fighting and proving herself superior to Supergirl, and defies Waller when Galatea is told to stop. * BoobsOfSteel: She's a clone of Supergirl, just aged slightly more. This means that she's a little stronger... and, well, larger. If you know what we mean. * CleavageWindow: Naturally, given that she's an {{Expy}} of ComicBook/PowerGirl. * CloningBlues: She's a clone of Supergirl, but views herself as superior to the original...and [[BloodKnight feels a rather crazed desire to prove it.]] * DarkActionGirl: Also an EvilTwin. * EvilCounterpart[=/=]EvilTwin: To Supergirl. * {{Expy}}: She is not exactly ComicBook/PowerGirl, but she wears a similar costume, which one scene made identical with the addition of a red "towel" hanging over her shoulder, and shares the background of "not exactly Comicbook/{{Supergirl}}, but close." * EyeBeams: Has heat vision. * FarmersDaughter: In ''Fearful Symmetry'' The Question questions a reporter on the source of one of his stories. He mentions that he got it from a girl he was seeing, which turned out to be Galatea. He specifically describes her as "blonde hair, blue eyes, real farmer's daughter type". * FlyingBrick * ImportantHaircut: Her short bob haircut is one of the surest signs that her upbringing was ''very'' different from Supergirl's. * ImpossibleHourglassFigure * MeaningfulName: There's a Greco-Roman myth (most famously chronicled in Creator/{{Ovid}}'s ''Literature/TheMetamorphoses'') about a sculptor named Pygmalion who sculpts a statue of his ideal woman and falls in love with it, naming it "Galatea", and eventually marrying it after the Gods bring it to life; similarly, Hamilton artificially creates Galatea to be his ideal warrior woman, but eventually comes to see her as a surrogate daughter. Also, the Greek name "Galatea" literally translates to "She who is milky white", hence Galatea's pale complexion and [[WomanInWhite all-white costume]]. * SuperStrength * TwinTelepathy: In Supergirl's dreams, she relives the memories of Galatea. In turn, Galatea feels she has to kill Supergirl because she fears Supergirl's conscience is beginning to affect her, rendering her less effective as an assassin. * WhatHappenedToTheMouse: She's defeated with an enormous dose of electricity, but doesn't seem ''dead.'' She's not seen or mentioned ever again. * WomanInWhite: Wears an entirely white costume; despite being an {{Expy}} of Power Girl, her costume lacks PG's red cape. * WoobieDestroyerOfWorlds !!The Ultimen ->'''Voiced By''': * CloningBlues: As clones, their powers are unstable, and they will eventually degenerate and die. * CurbstompBattle / ShootingSuperman: They are on the receiving end of these tropes twice. The original Downpour attempts to drown Aquaman in "Ultimatum", while ''three'' copies of Wind Dragon are effortlessly neutralized by Red Tornado. A Longshadow clone at least puts up a good fight against Atom Smasher. * {{Expy}}: Of the WesternAnimation/{{Superfriends}} original characters, the Wonder Twins, Black Vulcan, Apache Chief and Samurai. As a result, they're all diverse, too. ** {{Animorphism}}: Shifter ** AttackOfThe50FootWhatever: Longshadow ** BlowYouAway: Wind Dragon ** ([[MakingASplash Water]]) ElementalShapeshifter: Downpour ** ShockAndAwe: Juice * FakeMemories: The original team were implanted with these. * HeelFaceTurn: Thanks to Wonder Woman's encouragement, (one of) Longshadow quits and joins the League for the few weeks he has to live before he... wears out. * HeroicAlbino / EvilAlbino: Depending how you look at their alignment, Shifter and Downpour. * NewPowersAsThePlotDemands: Wind Dragon spontaneously develops freezing powers, and Longshadow develops super hearing. This actually becomes a plot point, cluing their overseers into their eventual degeneration. * WhatHappenedToTheMouse: The Longshadow that joined the League was never mentioned again. ** Given he was degrading throughout the episode, it's likely he died soon after. !!Task Force X A team of criminals who would receive pardons if they completed special ops missions on behalf of Cadmus, while keeping the hands of governments clean. Task Force X is effectively the Suicide Squad, but with a more censor-friendly name. Its members include: director Col. Rick Flagg, coordinator Clock King (a Batman rogue), Captain Boomerang (a Flash rogue), the hitman Deadshot, and explosives expert Plastique, in her first appearance. * BadassNormal: All of them. * BoxedCrook: Collectively, except for Col. Flagg, above. [[/folder]] [[folder:The Secret Society]] !!Lex Luthor -->''That's right, conspiracy buff. I spent 75 million dollars on a fake presidential campaign, ''all just to tick Superman off''.''\\ '''Voiced By:''' Creator/ClancyBrown [[Characters/DCAUSupermanTheAnimatedSeries See here for complete info]]. !!Gorilla Grodd -->'''Voiced By:''' Creator/PowersBoothe A mastermind gorilla from Gorilla City, a place where many hyper-intelligent gorillas live. After being ousted for his experiments in mind control, he turns to full-time villainy in order to gain wealth and resources to continue his research. He is most notable for organizing a number of villainous alliances to counter the Justice League. * BigBad: Of the Secret Society and the Legion of Doom. Competes with Luthor and Darkseid for this title when it comes to the show as a whole. ** BigBadWannabe: Well, he clearly doesn't end at the top. * ComicBookMoviesDontUseCodenames: In this version, he sticks to his given name (just "Grodd") rather than calling himself "Gorilla Grodd". * DangerouslyGenreSavvy: Following his first defeat. Grodd spent months observing the League to learn all that he could, which allowed him to make better use of his new empathic power. And when forming the Secret Society, he selected members that couldn't be bribed into betraying him (as was done to Luthor) and performed team-building exercises so that they would trust each other. Much later, when forming the Legion of Doom, he actively kept its existence a secret from the League - going as far as to wire members' brains to short-out if questioned or mentally probed. * DiabolicalMastermind: Especially in ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeague Unlimited''. The other members of the Legion of Doom pay him twenty-five percent of their profits; in exchange, he provides the muscle to keep the League off their backs. * TheEmpath: Evil version. He can influence people to say things they'd otherwise keep to themselves by playing on their emotions. * EverythingsBetterWithMonkeys: Subverted to hell and gone. * EvilerThanThou: With Luthor. * EvilGenius: He plans a lot of his schemes out very carefully, and is a skilled telepath. * EvilPlan: [[spoiler: Subverted. Turning every human (and Kryptonian, etc) on Earth into a gorilla is just... goofy. Luthor calls him on it.]] * EvilSoundsDeep * GeniusBruiser: He's a 600 pound gorilla with an intellect that rivals that of Lex Luthor. * HoistByHisOwnPetard: Luthor uses his own MindRape powers on him. * InterspeciesRomance: Every single one of his lovers has been human. He's so into them that he turned Giganta from an ape to a human just to suit his particular fetish. * KilledOffForReal: By being ThrownOutTheAirlock. * ManipulativeBastard * MindRape: His specialty. * KavorkaMan: Or ape, first there was the hot scientist in his debut episodes, then Giganta and lastly Tala. Must be the smarts. * OnlyOneName: Just "Grodd". No surname. * SocialDarwinist: Believes the strong should rule and the weak obey. He repeatedly scoffs at "society's petty restrictions" for daring to keep the criminal element down. * {{Telepathy}} * TrueCompanions: What he tries to turn the Secret Society and then the Legion of Doom into. !!Giganta -->'''Voiced By:''' Creator/JenniferHale * AttackOfTheFiftyFootWhatever * BoobsOfSteel: Within the original Secret Society alone, compare her chest size with that of cold-blooded distance striker, [[AnIcePerson Killer Frost]], who she shares a voice actress with. * EvilRedhead * MagicSkirt: Strangely enough, considering she wears a tiny dress and can grow to giant size, we never see the [[PantyShot obvious outcome]], even when she falls over. [[GettingCrapPastTheRadar Possibly]] subverted ''on-screen'', judging by the Shade's reaction to seeing her grow right in front of him (with him standing under her, looking up). * MostCommonSuperpower * MyMasterRightOrWrong: While genuinely criminal, her main connection is her devotion to Grodd for, "As long as he needs me." ** Or until he fries her brain. * WomanScorned: To Grodd. * WouldntHitAGirl: Invokes this on Superman one time. Wonder Woman doesn't have a problem, though... !!Killer Frost -->'''Voiced By:''' Creator/JenniferHale * AxCrazy * BlackEyesOfEvil * CreepyMonotone * DarkActionGirl * ForTheEvulz: Grodd makes it clear that she's working for him simply because she just wants to kill as many people as possible. She seems very disappointed when Grodd wants someone alive. * {{Goth}}: Lone Psycho Goth variant. * HarmlessFreezing: Averted. There's a reason she's called ''Killer'' Frost. * AnIcePerson: "Not necessarily a nice person," indeed. * LooksLikeCesare * OperaGloves * PsychoForHire: As Grodd puts it, "she just likes killing things," to the point where she looks really disappointed whenever she's stopped. On the bright side, it makes her really hard to bribe. * PsychoticSmirk: This and disdain about sum up her facial expressions. * TheSociopath * UnderestimatingBadassery: Does this to [[PsychopathicManchild Toyman]] in "Alive". * YouGottaHaveBlueHair !!Atomic Skull -->'''Voiced By:''' Creator/LexLang * ButtMonkey: Despite being a fearsome-looking metahuman, most of his screen time is spent being humiliatingly trounced by [[BadassNormal non-powered heroes]] - and, in one case, by [[BadassBystander an anonymous teenaged monk]]. * EvenEvilHasStandards: He insist that he and the other villains should be allowed to help the heroes stop Darkseid's invasion. * ILoveNuclearPower * MauveShirt: One of only a handful of Legion members to survive the finale. * SkullForAHead: Has a skull wrapped in green fire, which he can fire energy blasts from. * VocalDissonance: Sounds surprisingly whiny when we actually hear him talk. !!Bizarro [[Characters/DCAUSupermanTheAnimatedSeries See here for complete info]]. !!Shade -->'''Voiced By:''' Stephen [=McHattie=] * AdaptationalVillainy: Is an AntiHero in the comics. * AmazonChaser: Is attracted to Giganta. [[spoiler: Even after learning she used to be a gorilla]]. * CastingAShadow * DeadpanSnarker: In his few brief appearances, he has his moments: --->'''Shade''': Lex Luthor? The plot thins. * EvilAlbino: Though it might be just make-up. * KilledOffForReal: With a whole bunch of other villains in the episode before the finale. ** DroppedABridgeOnHim * LeanAndMean * LooksLikeCesare * NiceHat: A top hat. * OnlyInItForTheMoney: To the point of RunningGag. * PragmaticVillainy: prefers to remain a thief over a ruler. * SinisterShades * SquishyWizard: Until he... ** KungFuWizard * TookALevelInBadass: And made pretty well against Batman. Too bad Superman stepped in. !!Star Sapphire -->'''Voiced By:''' Olivia d'Abo * AlphaBitch: While not explicitly stated to be a queen like in the comics, she sure is haughty enough. * CuteBruiser: Looks fragile but with her gem's power, she's a brutal fighter. * DistaffCounterpart and EvilCounterpart: To John Stewart. * EvilBrit * EvilIsPetty: Not content with being the Injustice Gang's most unpleasant teammate (not a small feat), she gleefully joined an attempt at {{Gendercide}} just to get rid of some guys she disliked. * GreenLanternRing: Her head-jewel-thing * HeelFaceMole: Briefly feigned abandoning Aresia to join the heroines. * InTheBack: She really needs to keep an eye on hers. * PurpleIsPowerful * SmugSnake: She's a snooty lady to say the least. * SmugSuper [[/folder]] [[folder:Recurring and Significant Villains]] !!Brainiac -->'''Voiced By:''' Creator/CoreyBurton [[Characters/DCAUSupermanTheAnimatedSeries See here for complete info]]. !!{{Darkseid}} -->'''Voiced By:''' MichaelIronside [[Characters/DCAUSupermanTheAnimatedSeries See here for complete info]]. !!The Justice Lords The counterparts of the Justice League in an alternate universe, the history of their universe was mostly the same as the history of the League's universe, but in the Lords' universe, President of the United States SelfDemonstrating/LexLuthor murdered Franchise/TheFlash and almost brought the world to nuclear war. Franchise/{{Superman}} simply decided to kill Luthor, and his experience with killing caused him to unleash a totalitarian brand of justice on their Earth. Lord Batman then built a dimensional portal in his lengthy spare time, discovering the League's universe, with the Lords trying to go to this universe and unleash their totalitarian rule there. * [[AntiVillain Anti-Villains]] * AsskickingEqualsAuthority: Considering they first took command over the world by murdering the president. Justice Lord Batman makes a military general follow his orders. * BroughtDownToNormal: The Lords are permanently removed of their powers and abilities, and sent back to their universe to never be seen or heard from again. * CynicismCatalyst: They turned into knight templars after their Flash was killed. * DespairEventHorizon: The murder of "their" Flash by the American President - SelfDemonstrating/LexLuthor, who has also brought their world to the brink of nuclear Armageddon. * DisproportionateRetribution: Despite having 'Justice' in their organization name, the Lords seem to have forgotten the meaning of it. * EnigmaticMinion: It's never made entirely clear what Lord Batman's deal is. He refuses to take part in the 'utopia' he helped make, makes the portal allowing the Justice Lords to cross into another dimension, but seems hesitant at best to actually use it for anything. [[spoiler:His later actions imply that he wanted to justify his own actions to a 'non-fallen' version of himself, and when he failed to do it, gave up.]] * EvenEvilHasStandards: Subverted. Justice Lord Superman has no problem killing [[TheHeart Justice League Flash]] explaining that it would be another thing that he wouldn't mind doing. * {{Evil Overlord}}s * {{Evil Twin}}s: A classic example, being from a MirrorUniverse where [[KnightTemplar they took a hard-line approach to crime fighting]]. * {{Expy}}: They were heavily inspired by ''Comicbook/TheAuthority'', which the producers had begun to read between seasons one and two, and one idea they had was to see what the world would be like if the League ever tried to emulate their tactics. *** When Brainthor summons up robot versions of the Justice Lords to distract the League, he has to create a new one for Flash (since Flash of that universe died before they became the Lords). The costume he gives Flash is identical to the costume of famed Flash Villain Professor Zoom, The Reverse-Flash. * {{Fallen Hero}}es: Following the death of their Flash, they became {{Knight Templar}}s and transformed their earth into a metahuman-ruled {{dystopia}} where dissidents and supervillains were lobotomized. [[Quotes/FallenHero The Superman quote]] from the episode "A Better World" is given just before he crosses the line and kills Luthor, who was responsible for Flash's death, with his heat-vision. * HeelFaceBrainwashing: Lord Superman's favorite way to deal with villains, by frying their brains via his heat vision which turns them into the walking dead. * HeelFaceTurn: [[spoiler:Not the group themselves but the Lord Batman, after some words from his other self.]] * JumpingOffTheSlipperySlope: {{Lampshade|Hanging}}d by "our" Batman when he notes that what the Lords do isn't that far removed from what the League does. * KickTheDog * KilledOffForReal: The Flash, which cemented Superman's fall and soon the rest of the League. * {{Knight Templar}}s: Decided to end crime by ruling their world as fascist dictators. Interestingly, in this version, the straw that broke the camel's back was Superman killing Luthor, in response to his murder of the Flash. The aftermath of this encounter was seen in the first two seasons of JLU. * PayEvilUntoEvil: In the opening scene of the episode, the Lord Superman's murder of SelfDemonstrating/LexLuthor for the killing of "their" Flash. * ShutUpHannibal: The alternate Superman ''says it with heat vision.'' --> '''Batman:''' [[FridgeHorror Do you smell something... burning?]] * StoryArc: The effects of ''A Better World'', in particular that another universe's League had gone rogue and murdered the President of the United States and took control of the entire world, had far-reaching effects for the rest of the series and the DCAU as a whole. * [[HeWhoFightsMonsters They Who Fight Monsters]]: Became totalitarian overlords on their world in their attempts to preserve peace and security. * {{Well Intentioned Extremist}}s: What the Lords cast themselves as. * WhatHappenedToTheMouse: The alternate world, now stripped of superhuman protection, had better hope that there is no alternate version of Darkseid, Despero, or even Lobo out there... !!ComicBook/VandalSavage -->'''Voiced By:''' Phil Morris A man who has existed for eons due to his interactions with a mysterious meteor that landed on Earth. He is an intellectual genius and a master strategist who can account for numerous outcomes due to his long life. Like many of his ilk, he thirsts for power and being nigh-immortal, is aware that once he has it he will be undisputed for eternity. * AffablyEvil * TheAtoner: In the BadFuture he caused. * BeardOfEvil * BoredWithInsanity: [[spoiler:Becomes a good kind man after being alone on earth for thousands of years in "Hereafter".]] * TheChessmaster * ContemporaryCaveman: Much more sophisticated and urbane than most examples. * DayOfTheJackboot: In the "Savage Time" * DespotismJustifiesTheMeans: His usual motive. * EvenEvilHasStandards: In "The Savage Time", part of the reason he gives for usurping Hitler and taking over the Third Reich is because even ''he'' thinks that the world should be spared having to suffer under that "raving lunatic". Keep in mind, Vandal's entire goal was to create a fascist dystopia with himself as supreme leader. * GoOutWithASmile: The reformed Savage from the bad future smiles as he sees the ruined world (including himself) fading away, to be replaced by a brighter future. -->"Thank you, my friend." * HeelRealization: It took him about 30000 years to see that his lust for power was meaningless. Even with a time machine, he himself cannot fix his past mistakes. * {{Immortality}} * KickTheSonOfABitch: Freezing Hitler, because he thinks he is a raving lunatic. * MeaningfulName: Self-explanatory. * MonsterSobStory: In "Hereafter". * MyGrandsonMyself: During his CivilianVillain stage in "Maid of Honor". * ReallySevenHundredYearsOld: Was born over 25,000 years ago. He's an immortal caveman who's spent his time with world domination plots. * [[RedemptionEqualsDeath Redemption Equals Non Existence]]: As a final act of redemption, He had Superman return to his own time to stop Vandal Savage's actions that would lead to the BadFuture. Once Superman succeeded, the earth was thriving with people again, but at the cost of his own existence. * SoleSurvivingScientist: He ends up a sole surviving scientist in the episode "Hereafter". * StupidJetpackHitler: His War Wheel equipped Nazi legions. * SupremeChef: In "Hereafter", he's shown to be a pretty nifty cook. He's even grown a pretty massive garden after the end of the world. * TakeOverTheWorld: His motivation. He succeeded in the alternate timeline that born out of the events in "The Savage Time" but those events were erased. * ThoseWackyNazis: He ''takes them over'' as part of his plot for world domination. * TimelineAlteringMacGuffin: His laptop in "The Savage Time". * WickedCultured: Savage is pretty well spoken and in "Hereafter" we see him owning massive library with thousands upon thousands of books. -->'''Superman:''' Self-help books? You don't seem the type.\\ '''Savage:''' I read whatever I can get my hands on these days. [[spoiler:Anyway, I've got issues, what with me destroying the world and all.]] !!Professor Ivo's Android a.k.a. "A.M.A.Z.O." -->"There's nothing I want from you anymore, none of you have anything for me now."\\ '''Voiced By:''' Robert Picardo * AdaptiveAbility: He was able to take Superman's powers and then overcome his KryptoniteFactor after exposure to kryptonite, and his own nanotech weaknesses which causes Luthor's only weapon against him to fail. * AGodAmI: If anyone had the right to say this, it was him. [[AvertedTrope He never refers to himself as a god]], [[LikeAGodToMe but others suggest it]]. ** ''Amazo leaves Earth by flying into the night sky.'' -->'''The Flash:''' Where is he going?\\ '''Martin Manhunter:''' Where gods belong. ** [[ComicallyMissingThePoint New Genesis]]? ** When Luthor sneers at this notion, Superman points out that Luthor will be doing a lot of praying if he comes back. * AllPowerfulBystander: After his return to Earth, he spent some time at Dr. Fate's retreat, but the RuleOfDrama dictated that his immense powers had to be useless against the first entity he tried to help the League with - at which point he departed and was never seen again. * AllYourPowersCombined: This is his schtick at first before he leaves Earth to become a full on RealityWarper. * AssimilationBackfire: At first after copying Superman's powers, but then, as mentioned above, he overcame the KryptoniteFactor. However, after copying Martian Manhunter's powers, including telepathy, he uses it to discover that Lex Luthor has been deceiving him, and basically calls off the conflict with the Justice League. * AwesomenessByAnalysis: Amazo has the ability to copy one's powers, natural abilities, equipment, and DNA signature simply by looking at them. * {{Badass}} * CaptainErsatz: He looks more like Creator/MarvelComics' Super-Adaptoid than the comic book Amazo. * ChildrenAreInnocent: [[PlayingWithATrope Played with]], he was very child like at first in [[BlankSlate how he behaved]] and his [[PleaseWakeUp understanding of the world]], and in how easy it was for [[ManipulativeBastard Luthor]] to [[PlayingTheVictimCard trick him into fighting the League.]] * CompleteImmortality: Luthor even brings it up in his BreakThemByTalking. * CurbStompBattle: In "The Return," the android is attacked by every defender Earth can get their hands on, en masse. It is possible that they slowed his approach to his objective, but not by more than a few seconds. --> '''Amazo:''' I have evolved far beyond what I was when we last met. You do ''not'' want to challenge me. * DoNotTauntCthulhu: Happens twice: ** ''Luthor, standing in the palm of Amazo's hand [[IncredibleShrinkingMan literally]]:'' -->'''Luthor:''' You know, when I heard you were coming I was actually afraid of you. Petrified. But now when I see your fear - your uncertainty, I just pity you! ** ''Aquaman playing chess with Hawkgirl while Amazo watches:'' -->'''Aquaman:'''[[SarcasmMode Such scintillating repartee]], I get better conversation from the android.\\ '''Amazo:''' [[ImStandingRightHere You are aware I'm in the room]]? ** Neither times did he vaporize them or wipe them from existence, but he could have easily. * GoldenSuperMode: A variant; when he leaves Earth he is gunmetal gray (and already able to defeat the original Justice League, with difficulty). When he returns, he appears to be made of gold, and the entire enlarged League - plus the Green Lantern Corps - are no more than nuisances to him. * HeroicBuild: As exaggerated an example as Superman, and standing about eight feet tall to boot. * ImplacableMan: When he's after Luthor, he's unstoppable. ** After Lex and Atom shrink down to escape Amazo and find themselves in Amazo's hand: -->'''Amazo:''' Did you really think I couldn't follow you here? No universe however large however small is denied to me. ** It took one of Luthor's epic speeches to stop Amazo from destroying him - and [[SuicidalCosmicTemperTantrum the whole planet... or more.]] --> '''Green Lantern:''' "What's going on?" --> '''Dr. Fate:''' [[NiceJobFixingItVillain "Lex Luthor is saving the world."]] ** What finally held him back was Solomon Grundy's chaos magic, when he realized that his own power was feeding him. * InstantAIJustAddWater: [[JustifiedTrope Justified]] by him getting his [[RidiculouslyHumanRobots personaliy]] from [[AwesomenessByAnalysis humans]], and helps him [[AvertedTrope avert]] most [[AIIsACrapshoot negative]] [[ElectronicSpeechImpediment robot]] [[MechanicalMonster tropes.]] * InstantExpert: He has no problem [[HowDoIShotWeb using the powers]] he just gained; while he can't read minds (at first), he seems to acquire the skills absorbed, not just the powers themselves. * KickTheDog: On his return to Earth, he vaporized Oa, which the GL Corps are determined to get revenge for. [[spoiler:[[SubvertedTrope Subverted]] when it turns out he just teleported it to a different dimension.]] * TheJuggernaut: "The Return" episode consist of pretty much entire Justice League (Founding Members ''and'' Extended League) getting hammered while ''failing'' to even significantly slow him down. And before that, he was similarly not slowed down by the entire Green Lantern Corps. * LongBusTrip: He recognizes an adversary is drawing on his own strength, teleports several parsecs away, and never shows up again. The writers may have wisely concluded that his presence would have rendered the Justice League completely irrelevant. ** Was PLANNED to be a BrickJoke: In the last episode, he would have been seen wondering if it was safe to come back yet. * MechanicalEvolution: His ability to 'evolve' was so potent that by his second appearance he had even evolved beyond being a machine. * {{Nanomachines}}: At first. * PersonOfMassDestruction * PhysicalGod: Goes from newborn to Physical God in the course of a few months... and is PutOnABus. * PowerCopying: By the end of his first episode he had all the powers of the Justice league and in the next he left to explore the universe... where he accumulated much more power. * PowerGlows * PowersAsPrograms: When he scans someone he can alter himself at the molecular level to utilize their powers e.g. grow wings, form a green lantern ring. * SmartPeoplePlayChess: Either he's really good or Aquaman's really bad. Most likely the former, because he IS a super-intelligent android. * StoryBreakerPower: He is only in four episodes and is PutOnABus at the end of every episode except the first. He turns out to still have one weakness: 'chaos magic', or possibly any form of power-duplication, is able to [[HoistByHisOwnPetard copy his powers, just as he copied so many others.]] * StrawNihilist: [[DownplayedTrope Downplayed.]] His main arc is [[ContemplateOurNavels finding the meaning of his existence]]. * SuperpowerLottery: He was [[DeusEstMachina designed to be the winner]]. On his return to Earth he has {{Flight}}, SuperStrength, NighInvulnerability [[TheOmnipotent minus the nigh]], [[PureEnergy vast energy manipulation]], [[PsychicPowers psionic powers]] like {{Telepathy}} and [[MindOverMatter telekinesis]], [[FlightStrengthHeart super-hearing]], can [[TeleportersAndTransporters teleport himself across interstellar distances]], [[IncredibleShrinkingMan shrink into]] a [[SubspaceOrHyperspace subatomic universe]], [[MassTeleportation shift entire planets into other dimensions and just as easily bring them back unharmed]], and... well, basically any power that anyone else has, [[MagicAIsMagicA except magic]]. * TinMan: [[AvertedTrope Averted]], he is very emotional, philosophical and moody. * TooPowerfulToLive: Subverted; rather than being killed off, he's just PutOnABus at the end of every appearance. * UltimateLifeForm: Luthor sure thinks so, considering he made a duplicate of Amazo's original nanite form to have his mind transferred into. [[spoiler:[[HoistByHisOwnPetard Sadly for him, the duplicate was destroyed by the weapon he made to fend off Amazo.]]]] * WhatHappenedToTheMouse: When fighting Solomon Grundy, Grundy used chaos magic to absorb and repel Amazo's energy attack. Realizing that his presence was indirectly making Grundy stronger, [[DeusExitMachina Amazo teleported himself several light-years away until he could figure out how to solve the problem]] [[LongBusTrip and has not been seen since.]] ** This led to BrokenBase and FridgeLogic. * WorldHealingWave: Inverted, then exaggerated. His beeline flight back to Earth just happened to pass through Oa, so he casually transported the planet to another dimension rather than flying around it. When Green Lantern grudgingly asked him to ''please'' bring Oa back, he did. !!Mongul -->"Happy Birthday, Kryptonian. I give you oblivion."\\ '''Voiced By:''' Eric Roberts The cruel dictator of War World. He gains amusement from watching others fight in his arena, which he captures from around the galaxy to become gladiator slaves. He is deposed by Superman following his experience on War World but comes to Earth later in order to have his revenge against the Man of Steel. * BaldOfEvil * BreadAndCircuses: His empire drew obvious parallels to the Roman Empire. The Martian Manhunter finds out there's mass unemployment and poverty, but people are kept entertained by the [[BloodSport gladiatorial games]]. * TheCaligula * CreepyMonotone * DarkerAndEdgier: By his second appearance, he's a much more menacing foe than in his first. This is even reflected in his color-scheme with a darker shade of purple for his costume. * EvilCannotComprehendGood: He assumed that Superman would be envisioning himself as ruler of the universe in the LotusEaterMachine. Instead Superman is just living a peaceful life with his family on Krypton - no special powers, no constant pressure to save the day... * EvilSoundsDeep * GalacticConqueror: With a bit of PresidentEvil mixed in. * GeniusBruiser * HeManWomanHater: Presumably, his misogyny was added so that he could PokeThePoodle - even though he was already [[KickTheDog kicking an entire kennel's worth of dogs.]] * NighInvulnerability * PoliticallyIncorrectVillain: In his second appearance he is quite demeaning towards Wonder Woman. * RedEyesTakeWarning * RoaringRampageOfRevenge: His motivation in "For The Man Who Has Everything." * SlasherSmile * SmugSnake * SmugSuper * SuperStrength * TechnicolorPeople: He's lemon-colored. * TookALevelInBadass: His powers didn't necessarily increase, but in "A Better World" he is infinitely nastier and more conniving than he was as the stereotypical space tyrant of "War World." !!Stephen Mandragora -->'''Voiced By:''' Glenn Shaddix * BadassInANiceSuit * CharlesAtlasSuperpower: Approaching this, if not already there. * CompositeCharacter: Of the original Stephano Mandragora and Tobias Whale. * EvenEvilHasLovedOnes: For being a world class sleaze and murdering sociopath, he seems to be a truly loving and dedicated father. * EvilAlbino * FatBastard: A homage to the Kingpin. Though, [[StoutStrength neither of them are fat]], and their [[FauxAffablyEvil polite mannerisms hide a very cruel personality]]. * FauxAffablyEvil: Just watch how he taunts Green Arrow and Black Canary. * InTheBlood: Given that his son Edgar looks exactly the same as he does. * JabbaTableManners: Slurping down oysters in "Double Date". Bonus points for leering at Black Canary as he says, "I like my oysters nice and juicy." Ew. And then you remember that oysters are supposedly an [[ParentalBonus aphrodisiac]]. * LightningBruiser: The guy is HUGE, but he moves just as fast as Black Canary when she attacks him. Foreshadowed earlier in the episode when, after she punches him, states that there's no fat, only muscle. * MadeOfIron: He turns out to have superhuman resistance to damage, if not a very high degree of it. * ManInWhite * MoralityPet: His son, Edgar. * PapaWolf: A rival mob kidnapped his son, and it's suggested that said mob are no longer a problem after his son was rescued. * StoutStrength: Effectively a Kingpin {{Expy}} and then some: Black Canary's Canary Cry--which could kill someone if she uses it too close to them, even at a distance can flip a truck end over end, and once ''destroyed an arena''--does no damage besides ''ripping off his shirt''. Then again, his son [[WesternAnimation/BatmanBeyond eventually became a high-powered psychic]]. ** Foreshadowed in the beginning when Canary slaps him for a crass remark involving oysters. She winces in pain afterwards since slapping him was like hitting a brick wall and she doubts there is even an ''ounce'' of fat on him. * SuperStrength * VillainousGlutton: One would assume he is fat (just look at [[http://images2.wikia.nocookie.net/dcanimated/images/thumb/6/66/Steven_Mandragora.png/275px-Steven_Mandragora.png this picture]]), but it [[StoutStrength turns out that that is all muscle]], to the point where Black Canary punched him as hard as she could and hurt her hand. !!Ares -->'''Voiced By:''' Michael York * BlondGuysAreEvil * EvilBrit * HairTriggerTemper * HumansAreBastards: He believes this and glories in pushing every BerserkButton he can find to 'prove' it. * InYourNatureToDestroyYourselves: And he's really happy about that. * LargeHam * MisanthropeSupreme * PhysicalGod: Implied rather than shown (he makes more use of shape-shifting than his combat skills). The main indication is that Wonder Woman doesn't attempt to put an end to his interference by beating the tar out of him. * SmugSnake: It would take an effort for this guy to get more evil or arrogant. * WarGod * WarIsGlorious * WeHaveReserves: He regards the entire population of Earth as a renewable resource for his perpetual entertainment. * WhatHappenedToTheMouse: He promises Diana that he'll be coming back soon enough, but he doesn't show up during any of the subsequent 'wartime' situations the League faces. !!Despero -->'''Voiced By:''' Creator/KeithDavid * AllOfTheOtherReindeer: His backstory. * DarkMessiah * DisneyVillainDeath: An interesting variation: After [[GeniusLoci the will of the Fire of Py'tar is freed]], it raises a tree to ensnare Despero, then drags him underground. Despero reacts rather peacefully in his last moments. * EvilOverlord * FromNobodyToNightmare: Was nothing more than a mutated peasant in the desert planet Kalanor: before long he was its EvilOverlord controlling an army so dangerous it threatened the Green Lantern Corps. * ScaryDogmaticAliens: Leads a fanatical army called "Legion of the Third Eye" which through "The Fire of Py'tar" starts conquering entire solar systems for him to rule. * SuperEmpowering: After his contact with the Fire of Py'tar, he became a FlyingBrick, in addition to MindControl powers, MindOverMatter and EyeBeams. He can also bestow this ability to his army through Py'tar as well. * ThirdEye: [[AllOfTheOtherReindeer Was treated as an outcast for it]]. After his contact with the Fire of Py'tar, it opened. He can also shoot EyeBeams through it. !!Solomon Grundy -->'''Voiced By:''' Creator/MarkHamill * TheBrute: He's the dumb muscle for whichever supervillain has hired him this week. * ADayInTheLimelight: His spotlight episode creates some FireForgedFriends in the JLU and ends in confronting an EldritchAbomination. [[spoiler: He's really dead, not just a zombie, by the end of it.]] * DumbMuscle * {{Expy}}: He gains quite a bit of SelfDemonstrating/TheIncredibleHulk's characterization, and shares part of his background with ComicBook/SwampThing. * HulkSpeak * IneffectualSympatheticVillain: Grundy is depicted as a very large, very strong mook - with a tendency to fumble any task more complicated that hitting something. He has an almost child-like view of the world, taking what he wants and accepting the assurances of a series of "friends" with ulterior motives. * OddFriendship: With Shayera. * OurZombiesAreDifferent: Solomon is the result of a Prohibition-era mobster being shot dead, cursed with a [[HollywoodVoodoo gris-gris]] to remove his soul, then dumped in a mystically charged swamp. He emerged decades later with no memory of his mortal life. * RedemptionEqualsDeath !!Ultra-Humanite -->'''Voiced By:''' Ian Buchanan * AdaptationalHeroism: The comic book version is a CardCarryingVillain; here he's just short of an IneffectualSympatheticVillain. * AffablyEvil * AluminumChristmasTrees: In the most direct sense of the trope. He admits he had one as a kid when Flash puts one in his cell as a present. * AntiVillain: The Ultra-Humanite regards humans as incorrigibly stupid and intellectually lazy. Therefore, crime. (Presumably, we don't understand the connection because we're insufficiently evolved.) ** Most of his crimes seem to be for the destruction of what he considers poor culture and the elevation of what he considers good: he was willing to betray an alliance intended to destroy the Justice League once Batman privately agreed to give a large amount of money to a classical opera foundation. ** He's unwilling to hurt children, as well, and likely sees his actions as beneficial to them. * EvilAlbino * EvilBrit * EvilGenius ** Ordinarily played straight - he can whip up a radiation-sickness-combatting life support system in a few hours. Subverted in one case, where it takes Batman a matter of minutes to provoke him into a LetsYouAndHimFight situation. * EvolutionaryLevels: Subtly invoked by his name, power-set (a weird inversion, given he has superhuman intelligence and strength at the same time) and mentioned in a throwaway line in the Christmas episode "Comfort and Joy". * GeniusBruiser: Transferred his consciousness into a gorilla's body. * MadScientist: Has all the characteristics of the traditional, cultured MadScientist... except, perhaps, how to dress the part. * MoralGuardians: Dislikes "crass" things and wish for their destruction, preferring the classics. --> '''Flash:''' Okay... I'll just take you to prison, where you won't have to look at the bad ol' art. * TheMole: In the Injustice Gang. * MyBrainIsBig: His albino gorilla form. * PetTheDog: Despite his willingness to shoot to kill, it turns out that he's [[WouldNotHurtAChild got a soft spot for 'the uncorrupted'.]] --> '''Ultra-Humanite:''' "You'll be glad to know that your words - [[TakeThat jejune though they may have been]] - did not fall on deaf ears. I have decided to declare a truce in honor of the holiday." * SesquipedalianLoquaciousness: He rarely passes up a chance to show it. * SpikesOfVillainy: On his overalls. * WickedCultured: ''Injustice for All'' shows that he's a big opera fan. "Comfort and Joy" has him destroy an art museum because he hates modern art, and suggest that Flash buy some orphans some literature by Creator/{{Voltaire}} instead of the Tickle Me Elmo Ersatz he was planning on giving them. ** They end up compromising: Ultra-Humanite reprograms the doll to tell classic Christmas tales instead of make gross jokes, and Flash still gets to give it to the kids. !!Felix Faust -->'''Voiced By:''' Creator/RobertEnglund * BigOlEyebrows * DealWithTheDevil: He's not named Faust for nothing. * TheDogBitesBack: After what Hades did to him, though it ultimately gets him killed. * TheDragon: To Hades. ** DragonAscendant: Briefly enforced this with Hades. * EvilMentor: To Tala. * EvilSorcerer * FromNobodyToNightmare: Goes from a researcher of ancient mythology to Hades's [[TheDragon Dragon]]. * TakenForGranite: To the Amazons. * TheyCalledMeMad * WickedCultured: Values knowledge above anything else, just like the original Faust. !!Hades -->'''Voiced By:''' Creator/JohnRhysDavies, Bob Joles * AdaptationalVillainy: Hades in the myths is one of the more decent Greek gods, and in the comics, while he can be an antagonist, isn't usually so much a villain as sometimes an obstacle to Wonder Woman. * BadAss: Takes on the whole Justice League, and pimp-slaps ''Superman'' across the room. * BastardBoyfriend: To Hippolyta. * BeardOfEvil * EverybodyHatesHades: He's depicted as the Satan-equivalent of the DCAU Greek Pantheon. * EvilSoundsDeep * HijackedByJesus: He's a Greek Satan. * LukeIAmYourFather: To Wonder Woman. * TheManBehindTheMan: To Felix Faust. * OneWingedAngel: At first shows up looking like a regular guy in Greek-esque armor. Later, his face gets burned off and we see "his true face"; a grey-skinned, demonic-looking monster, with horns, an elongated jaw and multiple forked tongues. * PhysicalGod * SealedEvilInACan: Released by Felix Faust in the hopes that Hades will grant him "ultimate knowledge" in return. Hades naturally betrays Faust by [[spoiler:causing him to instantly age to an old man since "Ultimately, pain and suffering are all humans will ever know."]] !!Morgaine Le Fey -->'''Voiced By:''' Olivia d'Abo * ArchEnemy: To Etrigan. * EnemyMine: Helps the Justice League defeat her son, Mordred, when he uses a MacGuffin to banish all the adults in the world to another dimension. * IWasQuiteALooker: Too bad she ended up with AgeWithoutYouth. * MyBelovedSmother: Towards her son Mordred, especially after he breaks the eternal youth spell. As if the BrotherSisterIncest which lead to his birth hadn't been bad enough. * VainSorceress: Toyed with - she drains youth from random {{Muggle}}s...but it's not really a case of vanity, since her costume covers up her body except for her hands. Mostly it seems to be for the benefit of her son, Mordred, whom she cast a spell on to grant eternal life and eternal youth. Evidently, it fixed him at that age and can't be broken or altered [[spoiler:without causing him to [[ThisWasHisTrueForm instantly turn into a withered old man]].]] * WickedWitch * YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness: Her backstory with Jason Blood. !!Roulette -->'''Voiced By:''' Virginia Madsen * BadassNormal * DarkActionGirl * DragonLady: Though not being Asian herself. * LadyInRed * ManipulativeBastard * SinisterShades * SmugSnake !!Lord Orm -->'''Voiced By: Richard Green * AintTooProudToBeg: [[spoiler:During his final fight with Aquaman a bridge collapses from underneath him. He begs to be rescued, but Aquaman leaves him to die.]] * ArcVillain: For "The Enemy Below". * AristocratsAreEvil: He's referred to as Lord Orm in the show and certainly doesn't lack the evil part. * BitchInSheepsClothing: Poses as a ReasonableAuthorityFigure willing to work with the Justice League. The truth is much different. * CainAndAbel: With his brother, Aquaman. * ClassicVillain: Pride and ambition. * DisneyVillainDeath: A case where this is brilliantly invoked by his opponent, who ''deliberately'' leaves him to fall to his death. * KarmicDeath: He plans to leave Aquaman and his son to die by falling to their deaths. Guess who lets him fall to his. * KilledOffForReal: He falls to his death. * NeverFoundTheBody: WordOfGod is that his DisneyVillainDeath was done just in case they wanted him to come back. Nothing ever came of this, meaning Orm, most likely, is dead. * WouldHurtAChild: [[spoiler:He tries killing Aquaman's son]]. !!Ace -->'''Voiced By: Creator/HyndenWalch * AntiVillain: Of the DarkMagicalGirl type. * BerserkButton: She becomes enraged whenever she catches sight of a special headband that Cadmus had forced her to wear to control her powers. The Joker finds this out the hard way. * BewareTheQuietOnes: While Ace [[TheVoiceless rarely speaks]] and normally just sits around while staring blankly, she can become quite terrifying when she actually decides to [[MindRape use her powers]]. * CreepyChild * DarkAndTroubledPast * TheDogBitesBack: [[spoiler:Against the Joker when Batman reveals that he had secretly been keeping a control headband in his jacket, as seen [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1JiAVXDqatk here]]. You can literally pinpoint the moment the Joker [[OhCrap shits his pants]] when he sees the DeathGlare that Ace gives him.]] * EeriePaleSkinnedBrunette * EmotionlessGirl: Unless she gets angry at you. * HumanWeapon[=/=]TykeBomb: She was treated as such by Cadmus, which was a great deal of angst and resentment for her. * HypnoticEyes * MindRape: Her specialty. * PersonOfMassDestruction: [[spoiler:She becomes this in "Epilogue" when her powers have expanded so much that the aneurysm that would eventually kill her could potentially have the side effect of destroying the entire city around her.]] * PsychicChildren * RealityWarper: By "Epilogue", she has gained this power in addition to her mind control ones. * SelfMadeOrphan: As an infant, she accidentally used her mind control powers on her parents, rendering them catatonic. * TheStoic ** NotSoStoic: In her final appearance when she finds out that [[spoiler:she only has hours left to live due to a brain aneurysm. Beneath it all, she is still just a scared child [[TearJerker terrified of dying]].]] * WoobieDestroyerOfWorlds [[/folder]] [[folder:Less significant villains]] !!Doctor Destiny / John Dee -->'''Voiced by:''' Creator/WilliamAtherton * AffablyEvil: Initially comes across as this, being polite and courteous to the warden and staff at the prison... ** FauxAffablyEvil: But when his life starts falling apart, the politeness is revealed to be something he uses for tormenting his enemies and victims, as well as covering his pettiness and inferiority complex. * AndIMustScream: What he usually inflicts on his victims, and later on the receiving end when [[spoiler:he accidentally drugs himself in his fight with Batman, essentially lobotomising himself as his powers trap him in his mind, [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking humming "Frere Jacques" forever]] with little awareness of the outside world]]. He seems to recover by the start of Season 5, appearing as a member of the new Secret Society. * ArcVillain: For "Only A Dream". * {{Badass}}: Utter crap as a human being, but for a so-called nobody he came incredibly close to killing almost all of the Justice League without even physically harming them. ** BadassCape: Invoked by his dream outfit. * DangerouslyGenreSavvy: His plan consisted of exploiting a prison riot to hijack the Materioptikon, which worked well as the Justice League was occupied with five supercriminals. He then bided his time until the League was exhausted and mostly fell asleep, and chose that moment to strike. He eventually decided to delay the heroes by withdrawing and only guarding a single mind, instead of letting them go through each one and all wake up. * DisproportionateRetribution: His solution to his wife leaving him after countless years in prison? [[spoiler:Go into her dreams after stalking her and her new boyfriend, torment her with ''heavily'' implied rape in her dream on top of the explicit MindRape, and leave her stuck in her nightmares until she dies from being tortured into insanity.]] * EvilSoundsDeep: His voice was on the more nasal end of this trope at first, then he got his powers and dived almost headfirst into it. * FromNobodyToNightmare: Discussed InUniverse by Batman and Green Lantern. Lantern thinks that Dee is a nobody, at which point Batman brings up Odysseus and his removal of the cyclops' eye and how the cyclops could only say that "Nobody" had removed its eye. As it turns out, he was once a petty Lexcorp employee caught for guarding smuggled weapons. * :KilledOffForReal: Possibly. If he was, this is a rare case in which the creators and animators did this ''by accident''. He appears in "Alive" supposedly as part of Luthor's group, although it's likely that this is a colouring error for what was supposed to be Major Disaster. * StalkerWithoutACrush: Towards his wife by the time he escapes. He's no longer romantically interested in her, just pissed off that she left him behind. * UnderestimatingBadassery: In spite of his accurate analyses of the other League members, he didn't take Batman as seriously as he should have done. * WhatHappenedToTheMouse: He disappears shortly after his cameo in "Alive", [[spoiler:and doesn't reappear after Darkseid explodes the Society's ship, which implies he's dead]]. Then again, given how his appearance in that episode is supposedly an animation error, this might not be the case. * WouldHitAGirl: When he bumps into his wife in her dreams, [[spoiler:he tortures her into insanity, which kills her even after she's been sedated]]. !!Deadshot / Floyd Lawton -->'''Voiced by:''' Creator/MichaelRosenbaum * BadassNormal: Deadshot has no powers, he's just an incredibly talented marksman. * BoxedCrook: As a member of [[ComicBook/SuicideSquad Task Force X]]. * CreepyMonotone * DeadpanSnarker: He has a very dry wit, and the borderline monotonous voice helps. * TheDragon: To Orm, although he didn't know who he was. All he knew was that he had paid him a lot of money in Spanish dubloons, which were worth a fortune. * FauxAffablyEvil: As Plastique discovers to her cost, his jovial nice-guy act is just that. * GenreSavvy: He was fully prepared with an escape route after trying to kill Aquaman. * HiredGun: If you have the money, he'll do the job. * ImprobableAimingSkills: The reason he's so dangerous is that he's good with any weapon, at one point coming close to killing Batman. * KarmaHoudini: Possibly - only possibly. He's never seen again after "Task Force X," so presumably he's still serving out his five years of incredibly dangerous suicide missions as 'community service'. * TheSociopath: Lawton will kill anyone if is really convenient for him. !!Chronos / David Clinton -->'''Voiced by:''' Peter [=MacNicol=] * AdaptationalBadass: This Chronos is way more hardcore than the one from Franchise/TheDCU. * ArcVillain: Of "The Once and Future Thing." * CollectorOfTheStrange: Of historical relics. So many, in fact, that he conquers the Gotham City of ''WesternAnimation/BatmanBeyond'' just to have a place to keep them all. * ConquerorFromTheFuture: Inverted. He's a conqueror from the present. * CutLexLuthorACheck: Initially, he only uses his time belt to accumulate a personal collection. When his wife lampshades how stupid this is, he decides to use it for grander things...and quickly [[JumpingOffTheSlipperySlope jumps off the slippery slope]]. * DrunkOnTheDarkSide: When he really starts indulging in his new power, he goes clean off the deep end. * EvilIsPetty * EvilOverlord: Of future!Gotham. * FauxAffablyEvil * AGodAmI: He takes to calling himself "the master of time and space" after he gets DrunkOnTheDarkSide. * GroundhogDayLoop: Batman traps him in one. And given [[AwfulWeddedLife the nature of it]], it's basically a FateWorseThanDeath. * HenpeckedHusband: Initially. * MadScientist * ObnoxiousInLaws: He does [[NoodleIncident something unspecified but implicitly horrible]] to his mother-in-law, who was always talking about what a worthless good-for-nothing he was. * SuperEmpowering: He gives future tech to the Jokerz and turns them into a personal army good enough to curbstomp the Justice League. * TheyCalledMeMad: He was denied tenure because of his talk of time travel. * TimeCrash: Accidentally causes one once his SanitySlippage gets really bad. * TimeTravelForFunAndProfit: His original use for the Time Belt was very benign - he was sneaking back in time to steal historically significant objects that were quite trivial at the time (a famous person's hairbrush, first drafts of famous documents, etc.) Things start going bad when Enid goads him into stealing valuable things. * TimeMaster: He has an ability to speed up time at a touch, which he uses to break into a vault on the JLA Watchtower. !Draaga -->'''Voiced by:''' William Smith * AnAxeToGrind: His weapon of choice as a gladiator of War World. * {{Badass}}: He's voiced by William Smith, it comes with the territory. * {{Expy}}: His appearance in the show is like a combination of TheIncredibleHulk, one of the Gargoyles and Ruber from QuestForCamelot. All things considered, it is an improvement over his appearance in the comics. * TheGoodKing: It's implied that he ends up administrating War World, at least temporarily, after Mongul is deposed. It is later confirmed in the novel "Wild at Heart" that he has become War World's ruler. * HeelFaceTurn: How much of a heel is debatable but he does go from wanting to pound Superman for not killing him to pounding Mongul for threatening his home world. * IDidWhatIHadToDo: He has fought and killed an unknown but large number of total strangers: his homeworld's survival was at stake. [[/folder]] --------[[redirect:Characters/DCAUJusticeLeague]]
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7th Jan '15 7:25:40 AM TheOneWhoTropes
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[[Characters/{{DCAU-Superman The Animated Series}} See here for more info]].
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7th Jan '15 7:24:24 AM TheOneWhoTropes
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7th Jan '15 7:23:01 AM TheOneWhoTropes
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7th Jan '15 6:40:17 AM TheOneWhoTropes
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7th Jan '15 6:39:07 AM TheOneWhoTropes
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6th Jan '15 1:01:39 AM ShadictheHedgehog
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-->'''Green Arrow:''' Does ''everything'' in your world have a sinister motive?
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-->'''Green Arrow:''' Does ''everything'' in your world have a sinister motive?motive in your world?
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