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Due to the LoadsAndLoadsOfCharacters present in this series, this page originally focused on the original seven members of the Justice League, and on their relevant tropes specific to the DCAnimatedUniverse continuity and to this series. (Note that some of their character tropes may overlap with their portrayals in earlier DCAU series.) This page is now undergoing expansion, so feel free to add characters from their animated appearances.

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[[folder:[[color:black:The Founding members]]]]
!!Superman
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--> '''ALTER EGO:''' Kal-El/Clark Kent
--> '''VOICED BY:''' George Newbern
Having worked long and hard since the end of "Legacy" (from ''SupermanTheAnimatedSeries'') to regain the world's trust in him, it was the Man of Steel who first suggested that he and the other founding League members form a permanent team, in order to deal with future threats as great as the Imperium. According to the series' promotional information, he was shown to be the face of the League, as well as the peacemaker for the other members.
* BadassNormal: Superman gets depowered and handles himself [[spoiler:on an AfterTheEnd Earth]] pretty well, [[spoiler: including forging a sword out of rebar and turning a pack of wolves that had been hunting him into sled dogs.]]
* BerserkButton: Harming his friends is never a wise thing to do since he's, well, Superman. Aptly demonstrated in the second part of "Hereafter," where he flew into enough of a rage to ''almost'' smash Vandal Savage's head with a rock when the other man started describing in detail [[KillEmAll how he slaughtered the other League members]] (but of course, the ResetButton was very handy at the end of the episode), and in "For the Man Who Has Everything," where Mongul was [[CurbStompBattle running Wonder Woman ragged]].
** Additionally, in "For the Man Who Has Everything," Supes did not take it well that [[spoiler:Mongul's Black Mercy plant forced him to have to [[TearJerker make a painful choice to leave his idyllic fantasy life behind to return to reality]]]].
** Darkseid's mere presence also qualifies. He's the only character in the entire DCAU that Superman has NO reservations about killing.
*** Well there was also Mongul but that was more of passion. Darkseid is the only character that Superman can think about for more than five minutes and still want to kill.
* BoringInvincibleHero: Averted; in fact, early episodes often had him being the first one taken down [[TheWorfEffect just to show how tough the enemy in question was]].
* BrokenPedestal: [[spoiler:For Captain Marvel. Note that it was Lex Luthor's plot to make people distrust Superman and it worked well for Captain Marvel, that even Superman thought what he was doing was wrong, but the other founding members immediately showed that it was all a ploy]].
** At the start of the series, many people on the whole world saw him as this, after the ''STAS'' finale when Darkseid brainwashed him into leading the charge against his adopted homeworld. He only got proof that his efforts to fix his image paid off after Green Arrow stood up to him in "Divided We Fall".
* BroughtToYouByTheLetterS
* TheCape
* EvilMeScaresMe: With regards to his Justice Lord counterpart. As Superman himself admits, [[NotSoDifferent he's had the same temptations as Justice Lord Supes]], the only difference being that he didn't give in to them whereas his counterpart did.
* EyeBeams
* ForTheManWhoHasEverything: The titular episode, based on the comic title of the same name, is one of his more memorable episodes.
* FlyingBrick: Of course.
* HeroWithBadPublicity: The entire extended League got this thanks to Cadmus, but Superman was hit hardest with it due to [[MagnificentBastard Lex]] [[ManipulativeBastard Luthor's]] [[TheChessmaster actions]]. Supes allowing his [[ProperlyParanoid suspicions about Luthor]] [[JerkAss to cloud his better judgment]] did not help.
* HumanAliens
* KryptoniteFactor: To the very obvious, though it doesn't show up often in this series except for plot purposes.
* LanternJawOfJustice
* MyGodWhatHaveIDone: [[spoiler:In the climax of the Cadmus Arc after the Watchtower's cannon decimates New Mexico, fracturing the public's trust as a result]].
* NighInvulnerable: This trope being downplayed in ''Justice League's'' first season caused a lot of complaints from fans (and his face being drawn with age-lines didn't help). Fortunately, come Season 2, he got better (and his artwork was greatly improved).
* TheOtherDarrin: In the DCAU as a whole. Superman was voiced by Tim Daly in ''STAS'', but since he was slated to appear in ''TheFugitive'' remake, George Newbern stepped up to the plate.
* PhysicalGod: Becomes part of the conflict with Cadmus, post-Justice Lords.
* RedEyesTakeWarning
* RobotMe: It's emphasized in "A Better World" that Superman has robot duplicates of himself to keep things in check when he's not around. His Justice Lord counterpart uses ''his'' robot duplicates to maintain order at Arkham Asylum (and presumably elsewhere as well).
* ShootingSuperman: "Question Authority" provides one of the more blatant examples of this.
* SuperSpeed: Though he's not quite as fast as Flash.
* SuperStrength
* ThouShaltNotKill: Becomes a problem during the Cadmus arc due to the fact that his Justice Lord counterpart broke this code.
** Darkseid, as stated above, is an exception. After their last encounter in his previous series, Superman has no problem killing him.
* WorldOfCardboardSpeech: His speech to [[BigBad Darkseid]] in "Destroyer" is the TropeNamer.
* XRayVision

!!Batman
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--> ''I'm not really a "people person". But when you need help - and you will - call me.''
--> '''ALTER EGO:''' Bruce Wayne
--> '''VOICED BY:''' Kevin Conroy

Ever the recognizable dark, brooding Caped Crusader, Batman is not as openly active as his Justice League allies, preferring to work alone and from the shadows. Nonetheless, he has a vested interest in the group's activities, as it is Bruce Wayne's finances that paid for their Watchtower headquarters and Javelin ship.
* AcePilot: He has a seemingly endless supply of Batwings. Notably, he does get shot down by other pilots on occasion, but typically that's because he's outnumbered more than anything else.
* AntiHero: Type II. In a subversion of his role in most other mediums, Batman is probably the least anti-heroic member of the League aside from the Flash. Justice Lord Batman was the only member of the the parallel League to see how corrupt his world had become, and normal Batman [[WhatTheHellHero called Superman out]] on his ethically questionable handling of Doomsday.
* {{Badass}}: [[CaptainObvious Duuuuurrrrrpppp]].
** BadassNormal
* BrokenAce: [[ParentalAbandonment Well]], [[DarkAndTroubledPast yeah]].
--> '''Batman:''' ''(to Wonder Woman, about himself)'' I'm a rich kid with issues. ''Lots'' of issues.
--> '''Batman:''' ''(Again to Wonder Woman)'' I haven't been a kid since I was eight years old.
* BuildingSwing: A frequent method of entry when he's not using StealthHiBye.
* CaptainCrash: The [[CoolPlane Bat Wing]] is shot down in every single appearance in Justice League except during the premiere. In this case he merely loses a wing and Superman lands the plane for him.
* CombatPragmatist: He's not above beating you with a ''chair''.
** He'll also happily steel weapons from enemy combatants -- so long as they aren't guns -- and even offer them to ''Superman''.
* CoolCar, CoolPlane and CoolGarage: Batmobile, Batplane, and Batcave. [[CaptainObvious It's Batman we're talking about here.]]
* CrazyPrepared: You ''do'' know who we're talking about, right?
* DeadpanSnarker
* DeathGlare
* {{Determinator}}: Well of course. In the final episode of the series, for example, he's constantly assaulting ''DARKSEID'' even though it's completely useless. He's just doing whatever he can to stop him.
* DoesntLikeGuns: For obvious reasons, which is why he flips out when [[spoiler:Deadman possesses his body and shoots Devil Ray, killing him]].
* EscapeArtist
* {{Fiction500}}
* FriendToAllChildren: Part of his JerkWithAHeartOfGold personality, best demonstrated in "Injustice For All" (he gently coaxes some children to go with him out of a burning building) and "Epilogue" ([[spoiler:[[CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming he stays with a dying Ace]] [[TearJerker at her request]]]]).
* GadgeteerGenius
* GeniusBruiser
* GenreSavvy: DON'T TOUCH ANYTHING!
* GoodIsNotNice
* GrapplingHookGun: One of the gadgets that gets frequent use in this series.
* GuileHero
* HeroicSacrifice: In "Starcrossed," he attempts to manually pilot the Watchtower into the Thanagarian's hyperspace-bypass weapon. Fortunately, Superman saves him in the nick of time.
* IWorkAlone
* JerkAss / JerkassFacade / JerkWithAHeartOfGold
* MissionControl: It allows him to stay out of the spotlight.
* OffscreenTeleportation
* OrphansOrdeal: "I haven't been a kid since I was eight years old."
* PrecisionGuidedBoomerang
* RoofHopping: Doesn't come up quite so often, but it's there.
* TheSmartGuy: Along with J'onn.
* StealthHiBye
* TheStoic: It's part of his portfolio, after all.
** NotSoStoic: Anyone who gets to know him very well will attest to this, of course. In this series, [[spoiler:Amanda Waller's flashback in "Epilogue"]] provides [[CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming quite possibly]] [[TearJerker the ultimate example]] of this.
* TheTeamNormal: The only member of the Original Seven who doesn't have any super-powers (not counting Green Lantern being a normal man without his ring).
* TroubledButCute
--> '''Diana:''' No dating for the Batman. It might cut into your brooding time.
* UnresolvedSexualTension: With Wonder Woman. [[BatmanBeyond Sorry, shippers]].
* VitriolicBestBuds: With Superman and Flash.
* WhereDoesHeGetAllThoseWonderfulToys: From his money, that's where.

!!Wonder Woman
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--> ''Hera, give me strength!''
--> '''ALTER EGO:''' Diana, Princess of Themyscera
--> '''VOICED BY:''' Susan Eisenberg

The proverbial "stranger in a strange land." In this series' continuity, 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: Although whether she's as hot-blooded as Hawkgirl is debatable.
* AllGirlsWantBadBoys: Okay, well, Batman's not ''bad'' per se, but then again, can you blame Diana for wanting [[KevinConroy the likes]] [[DarkIsNotEvil of]] [[EstrogenBrigadeBait him]]?
* 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."
* BadassPrincess
* BoobsOfSteel
* BreastPlate: Her ChestInsignia, which is designed to resemble two W's. Also see the trope immediately below.
* [[BroughtToYouByTheLetterS Brought To You By The Letters WW]]
* CoolPlane: Her invisible jet, later in the series.
* {{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.
* [[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]].
* HotAmazon: Bruce Wayne seemed to enjoy watching her kick ass in "Maid of Honor".
* ImpossibleHourglassFigure
* ImprobableWeaponUser: On one occasion she used her ''tiara'' as a PrecisionGuidedBoomerang.
* JumpedAtTheCall
* KnightTemplar: On at least two occasions, someone has had to stop her from subverting 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").
* NewPowersAsThePlotDemands: A variation of this happens in "The Balance": [[spoiler:Hippolyta unlocks the full potential of Diana's armor by touching the star on her tiara]].
* 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.
* 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 and Superman.
* SuperReflexes: ''Bullets-and-bracelets'', anyone?
* SuperStrength
* TomboyAndGirlyGirl: Girly Girl to Shayera's Tomboy.
** With Kasnia's Princess Audrey (who in this case is the Girly Girl), Diana's the Tomboy.
* 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, much to her frustration.
* VictoriasSecretCompartment
* VitriolicBestBuds: With Shayera.
* 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
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--> ''We all need to be held accountable. We have too much power not to be.''
--> '''ALTER EGO:''' John Stewart
--> '''VOICED BY:''' Phil [=LaMarr=]

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]].
* 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 [[MartianManhunter a Martian's]] phone number on our speed dial. I think I deserve the benefit of the doubt here.
* BadassCreed: You know the one.
* 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''.
* BarrierWarrior: A frequent defensive use of his powers.
* BashBrothers: With Flash.
* BoringButPractical: How he used his ring's powers during the first two seasons. Katma Tui later called him out on it (giving an in-universe voice to fan backlash on the same point), following which his use of the ring became more AwesomeButPractical.
* BroughtDownToNormal: In "The Savage Time," after having expended most of the ring's power to tow the Javelin back to the Watchtower. However, [[BadassNormal that wasn't a completely bad thing]].
* BruiserWithASoftCenter
* TheComicallySerious: At first. Eventually becomes a DeadpanSnarker.
** He's been hanging out a lot with the Flash.
* {{Flight}}: Via the GreenLanternRing.
* GreenLanternRing: Do I ''really'' need to say it?
* HeroicSociopath: When de-aged in 'Kid Stuff'.
* HeroicWillpower
* HeterosexualLifePartners: With Flash.
* HiddenDepths: His favorite film is ''OldYeller''.
* ImportantHaircut: As outlined above; however, Shayera didn't appreciate the change.
--> '''Green Lantern:''' ''(surprised to see Shayera again)'' Shayera?
--> '''Shayera:''' ''({{Beat}})'' Hate the beard.
* InterspeciesRomance: With Katma Tui (a Korugarian) and later with Shayera Hol (a Thanagarian).
* JerkAss: During the series' initial seasons.
** JerkWithAHeartOfGold
* MilitarySuperhero: In this series' continuity, he served in the Marines prior to becoming a Green Lantern (as opposed to his comic book incarnation, where he was an architect).
* NumberTwo: Due to Batman's more [[AloofAlly aloof nature]], Green Lantern often acted as the unspoken Second-in-Command.
* ReincarnationRomance: [[spoiler:With Shayera]].
* SemperFi
* 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.
--> '''Green Lantern:''' I will not be destiny's puppet.
* SpacePolice
* 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 ''SupermanTheAnimatedSeries'' (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 Stewart quite a bit, because as a lesser-known Lantern they got more creative freedom with him then they would've gotten with Kyle Rayner or Hal Jordan.
** Ironically, the show's popularity made people complain, when the Green Lantern movie started production, about the protagonist being NO LONGER BLACK, as people unfamiliar with the comics believed Stewart was the original guy and casting a white man 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 "Waking the Dead."

!!The Flash
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--> ''Dude. The bad guys went down, and nobody got hurt. Know what I call that? A really good day.''
--> '''ALTER EGO:''' Wally West
--> '''VOICED BY:''' Michael Rosenbaum

Quite possibly the youngest of the Original Seven, the Flash was first seen in the ''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."
* {{Adorkable}}
* AlliterativeName: His real name, Wally West.
* AnythingThatMoves: During the first two seasons. He gets some CharacterDevelopment later on, though traces of his womanizing ways still remain.
* [[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: [[CrazyAwesome As both]] [[KnightTemplar Justice Lord Batman]] [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome and]] [[FanNickname Brainthor]] [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome found out]].
* BigEater
* [[spoiler:ButNowIMustGo]]: [[spoiler:[[DefiedTrope Defied]] when the other Leaguers pull him out of the Speed Force]].
* ChivalrousPervert
* 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]].
* 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.
* CorporateSponsoredSuperhero: For Lightspeed Energy Bars in "Eclipsed."
* CrouchingMoronHiddenBadass: Okay, so Flash 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]] [[BigBad the fused Brainiac and Lex Luthor]] [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome all by himself]]...and this is all without taking his day-job into consideration.
* 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: He has his moments.
* DudeWheresMyRespect: In "Ties That Bind," he notes that he's treated like a kid sidekick despite being "one of the original seven."
* EagleEyeDetection: "Flash and Substance" proves he's capable of this in his day job.
* FragileSpeedster: 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.
* 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."
** ActorAllusion! C'mon, you ''know'' what's Michael Rosenbaum's [[{{Smallville}} best known role]].
* 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]].
* FriendlyEnemy: With the Trickster.
* FunPersonified
* GoodPeopleHaveGoodSex, if Tala's [[DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything subtext-laden dialogue]] in [[FreakyFridayFlip The Great Brain Robbery]] is to be believed.
* HandsomeLech
* TheHeart: As outlined in "A Better World," his death in the Justice Lords' universe was the trigger for their turning into [[KnightTemplar Knight Templars]].
* 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 KidAppealCharacter.
* IncorruptiblePurePureness: The creators could see *Superman* potentially turning KnightTemplar, but not him.
* KidAppealCharacter
* 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).
** The Jay Garrick helmet and Kid Flash costume are more of a MythologyGag than anything else.
* LetsGetDangerous: And when he does, he is a force to be reckoned with.
* 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.
* TheOtherDarrin: He was voiced by Charlie Schlatter when he appeared in the ''SupermanTheAnimatedSeries'' episode "Speed Demons". When he was fully integrated in the DCAU, they brought in Michael Rosenbaum.
* ObfuscatingStupidity: As Orion declares, "You play the fool to hide a warrior's pain."
** Though Flash himself dismissed that particular viewpoint (he really is that happy when things go well and doesn't have 'a warrior's pain'), he IS a scientist in his day job and has shown that he has deep fears about what his powers could do to him.
* 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 pretty much equally fast, though Flash jokes that he is possibly faster than Superman. Flash does however show more control over his speed than Superman ever does.
* PlatonicLifePartners: With Hawkgirl.
* PluckyComicRelief: Often, until he decides to [[LetsGetDangerous get serious]].
* RapidFireFisticuffs
* RedHeadedHero
* SmugSuper: Subverts this trope.
* 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...even Superman isn't able to dodge any of them.
* SuperSpeed: ''Duh''.
* 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.
* 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.

!!Hawkgirl
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--> ''Less talking, more hitting!''
--> '''ALTER EGO:''' Shayera Hol
--> '''VOICED BY:''' Maria Canals-Barrera

An advance scout for the Thanagarian army, Shayera Hol came to Earth to ascertain it as a good tactical point for her people in their war against another alien race known as the Gordanians. 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]].
* ActionGirl
* 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.
* TheAtoner: Post-"Starcrossed," beginning with her return in "Waking the Dead."
* AttackAttackAttack: Subtlety isn't her strong suit.
* BareYourMidriff: Her superhero outfit.
* 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.
* BoisterousBruiser: "Less talking, more hitting!"
* [[CarryABigStick Carry A Big Mace]]
* 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, this change is likely intentional.
* 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
* DidYouJustFlipOffCthulhu: As literal a version as the 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) after "Starcrossed."
* FieryRedhead
* {{Flight}}
* GettingCrapPastTheRadar: A frequent offender. Just one example:
--> ''(she and Flash are talking about his crush on Fire)''
--> '''Shayera:''' ''(suggestively)'' I hear she's...you know...
--> ''(Flash sees [[LesYay Fire talking to Ice]]. His eyes widen in sudden panic)''
--> '''Shayera:''' ''(smirking)'' BRAZILIAN.
--> '''Flash:''' [[SarcasmMode Ha, ha]].
* GoodCopBadCop: She's the Bad Cop to Green Lantern's Good Cop during an interrogation of an alien in "War World."
--> '''Green Lantern:''' You can talk to me... ''(points to Shayera, who's got her mace in hand)'' Or you can talk to ''her''.
* GreenEyedRedhead
* HeroesWantRedheads
* HotBlooded
* ImpossibleHourglassFigure
* TheLadette
* 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]].
* LoveTriangle: She's involved in ''three'', with Green Lantern/Hro Talak in "Starcrossed," and then with Green Lantern/Vixen and Green Lantern/Hawkman in ''Unlimited''.
* MasculineGirlFeminineBoy: When your feminine boy is [[BadAss John Stewart]], you ''know'' you're a tough cookie.
* NayTheist: Though post-"Starcrossed," she has had a chance to read [[TheBible the Good Book]] enough to be GenreSavvy about how to intimidate Tartarus demons in "The Balance."
* PlatonicLifePartners: With Flash.
* [[ProudWarriorRaceGuy Proud Warrior Race Girl]]
* PutOnABus: At the end of "Starcrossed."
** TheBusCameBack: "Waking the Dead." [[spoiler:And before that, a brief cameo at the end of "The Return."]]
* ReincarnationRomance: [[spoiler:With Green Lantern]].
* RememberTheNewGuy: "Secret Origins" was the first time the viewers were seeing her in the DCAU continuity, but the other heroes were clearly familiar with her despite having never interacted with her onscreen prior.
* ScreamingWarrior
* 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 [[OldYeller the most famous instance of this trope]] before she goes through with it.
* 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.
* SpacePolice: Her cover story prior to "Starcrossed."
* TakeMyHand: She says the trope name verbatim [[spoiler:before pulling Flash out of the Speed Force]].
* [[spoiler:[[TellMeAboutMyFather Tell Me About My Son]]]]
* TenMinuteRetirement: "Starcrossed" resulted in this.
* TomboyAndGirlyGirl: Tomboy to Diana's Girly Girl.
* VitriolicBestBuds: With Flash and Wonder Woman, the latter more so after "Starcrossed."
* WeaponOfChoice: Her electrified Nth-metal mace, which also serves as a MagicalDefibrillator.
* 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 "Waking the Dead."
* YouCantGoHomeAgain
* YourCheatingHeart: [[spoiler:In a past life, she did this to her husband with his best friend]].

!!Martian Manhunter
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--> ''Ask yourselves - is being in here with me what you truly desire?''
--> '''ALTER EGO:''' J'onn J'onzz
--> '''VOICED BY:''' Carl Lumbly

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.
* 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.
* BaldOfAwesome
* DeadpanSnarker
* {{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.
* ExposedExtraterrestrials: In his true form...and, technically, the rest of the time as well, since he's a shapeshifter.
* HumansAreBastards: 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...
* {{Immortality}}: Type II. 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.
* IntangibleMan: A frequent method of avoiding attacks.
* 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.
* 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 HumansAreBastards.
* 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 effectively lobotomizes his prisoner. The entire planet depended on him getting that information, but the consequences are shown seasons later.
* MissionControl: In ''Unlimited'', he delegates missions to the expanded League. Then he gets PutOnABus, and Mr. Terrific takes his place in this role.
* 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 and his usual default appearance, arguably.
* SecretIdentity: When in full-human form, he usually takes the appearance of a brown-haired Caucasian man; most notably, he uses this form when hiding from the Thanagerians 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."
* 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.
* [[spoiler:TenMinuteRetirement]]
* VoluntaryShapeshifting
* WarriorPoet
* WarriorTherapist
* YouCantGoHomeAgain
[[/folder]]

[[folder:[[color:black:The Expanded League]]]]
:: '''Aquaman (Miguel Ferrer on ''SupermanTheAnimatedSeries'', Scott Rummell on ''[[JusticeLeague Justice League/Justice League Unlimited]]'')'''

* AnimalTalk: With marine life, anyway. Up to and including killer whales and the goddamn ''Kraken''.
* [[KillItWithWater Water-based]] ArmCannon
* {{Atlantis}}
* {{Badass}}: And ''how''!
** HandicappedBadass: [[spoiler:He handicapped ''himself'' by ''cutting off his own hand'' in order to free himself from a deathtrap to save his son!]]
** Easily one of the most badass versions of Aquaman. He held his own against Wonder Woman for a while on land. As soon as he got her in the water, it was game over.
* CainAndAbel: With Ocean Master
* ChainedToARock
* DeadpanSnarker: Mostly deadpan and less-so snarker, but he has his moments.
* [[ShootingSuperman Drowning Aquaman]]: One of the Ultimen [[TooDumbToLive tried this on him]]. Guess how well that turned out.
--> '''Aquaman:''' King of the seas, remember?
* 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.
* HotBlooded
* NatureHero
* TheOtherDarrin: Aquaman was voiced by Miguel Ferrer in his appearance on ''SupermanTheAnimatedSeries'', then by Scott Rummell in his appearances in ''JusticeLeague'' and ''JusticeLeagueUnlimited''.
* 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.
* OurMermaidsAreDifferent
* TeethClenchedTeamwork: ''Every. Single. Time.''
* TheGoodKing: Aquaman isn't the nicest guy in the world, but Atlantis and it's citizens are Aquaman's primary concern. He's even shown to be annoyed when not in his kingdom.

:: '''Oliver Queen/Green Arrow (Kin Shriner)'''

* TheArcher
* BadassBeard
* BadassNormal
* BattleCouple: With Black Canary.
* CrimefightingWithCash
* DeadpanSnarker
* FakingTheDead: In "The Cat and the Canary."
* ImprobableAimingSkills
* ThemeMusicPowerUp: He even [[CrowningMomentOfFunny ''sings'']] his own theme song once!
* TrickArrow
* TwangHello

:: '''Dinah Lance/Black Canary (Morena Baccarin)'''

* ActionGirl
* BadassAbnormal: Given how seldom she uses her Canary Cry in favour of her martial arts skills, she's pretty much 99 percent {{Badass Normal}}
* BattleCouple: With Green Arrow.
* CivvieSpandex
* HeyItsThatVoice: [[{{Firefly}} Inara]].
* MakeMeWannaShout: Her Canary Cry.
* MsFanservice: The main reason Green Arrow decided to stay on the League.
* ShesGotLegs: And those fishnets show off every inch.

:: '''Vic Sage/The Question (JeffreyCombs)'''

* {{Adorkable}}: "You're drawn to my [[CrazyAwesome eccentric]] charm."
* AgentMulder
* BadassLongcoat
* BadassNormal
* TheBlank
* CaptainErsatz: Of a CaptainErsatz of ''[[{{Watchmen}} himself]]'', no less. Trippy...
* CarFu: Does this to a group of Darkseid's Parademons during the series finale. Even punches one out of his window.
* CoatHatMask
* ConspiracyTheorist
* CrazySurvivalist
* TheFaceless: Complete with DramaticUnmask in "Flashpoint."

:: '''Nathaniel Adams/Captain Atom (George Eads, Chris Cox)'''

* EnergyBeings
* [[spoiler:FaceHeelTurn: And back.]]
* GoingCritical
* TheGoodCaptain
* ILoveNuclearPower
* MyCountryRightOrWrong

:: '''Mari [=McCabe=]/Vixen (Gina Torres)'''

* AbsoluteCleavage
* ActionGirl
* MutuallyExclusivePowerups: She can only call upon one animal totem at a time.
* RomanticFalseLead

:: '''Hank Hill/Hawk (Fred Savage) & Don Hill/Dove (Jason Hervey)'''

* BashBrothers
* BrainsAndBrawn: Hawk's the brawn, Dove's the brains.
* HotBlooded: Hawk
* TheMessiah: Dove
* RedOniBlueOni: Literally.
* SiblingYinYang
* TechnicalPacifist: Dove. He won't kill you period, and disapproves of violence. [[BewareTheNiceOnes Not]] that this will stop him from whooping the tar out of you.

:: '''Vigilante (NathanFillion)'''

* BadassNormal
* {{Cowboy}}: His whole theme.
* TheGunslinger
** GunsAkimbo
* HeterosexualLifePartners: With Shining Knight.
* HeyItsThatVoice:It's [[{{Series/Firefly}} Captain Reynolds]]!
* ThoseTwoGuys: With Shining Knight.

:: '''Shining Knight'''

* BadassNormal
* {{Determinator}}
* HeterosexualLifePartners: With Vigilante.
* ImplausibleFencingPowers: Type I.
* KnightInShiningArmor: Duh.
* ThoseTwoGuys: With Vigilante.

!!S.T.R.I.P.E
!!Stargirl
!!Supergirl
[[/folder]]

[[folder:[[color:black:Cadmus]]]]
!!Amanda Waller
* BadassNormal: Takes on [[spoiler:Brainithor]] with a ''handgun''. Granted, it's a high-tech handgun, but...
* BlackBossLady
* CoolOldLady: In the ''BatmanBeyond'' epilogue.
* [[ScaryBlackMan Scary Black Lady]]
* IronLady
* 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.


!!General Wade Eiling
* BadassNormal [[spoiler:-> BadassAbnormal]]
* GeneralRipper
* HeWhoFightsMonsters: 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.

!!Galatea
* BoobsOfSteel
* CloningBlues: She's a clone of Supergirl, but views herself as superior to the original.
* {{Expy}}: Of PowerGirl.
* EvilCounterpart: To Supergirl.
* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: She's defeated by electrocution, but doesn't seem ''dead''....but we'll never know for sure, since she's not seen or mentioned ever again.
** Given she was [[spoiler: on the Watchtower at the time of her last appearance]], it seems she either died or was imprisoned or depowered by the Justice League.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:[[color:black:Recurring Villains]]]]
::'''Lex Luthor (ClancyBrown)'''
--> ''That's right, conspiracy buff. I spent 75 million dollars on a fake presidential campaign, ''all just to tick Superman off''.''

A genius, multi-billionaire living in Metropolis who is the chief executive of his own company, [=LexCorp=]. In reality, he's a sociopath with a thirst for power and control, which he will gladly go to any length to have. He's an A-lister among Superman's rogues and constantly flexes his VillainWithGoodPublicity as much as he possibly can. He takes on various exploits to hamper the Justice League and out them as threats to global security so he may do as he pleases unopposed.

* AGodAmI: When [[spoiler: fused with Brainiac]].
* ArchEnemy: Of Superman.
* BadassBoast: "I'm already more powerful than all of you put together."
* BadassNormal: Nowhere near Batman's level of training, but when you can forcibly assume leadership of a large group of superpowered beings ''and'' keep them in line just through your intelligence and personal charisma, you qualify.
* BaldOfEvil
* BigBad: For much of SupermanTheAnimatedSeries and the JusticeLeague cartoon, where he ran first the Injustice Gang, and then the Legion of Doom.
* BitchInSheepsClothing: When it suits his purposes, he can be quite charming. But only when it suits him.
* CivilianVillain: After being pardoned and while running for president.
* CompositeCharacter: Of himself. This version of Luthor ran the gamut from his modern CorruptCorporateExecutive incarnation, to the nineteen-forties DiabolicalMastermind, to the MadScientist of the sixties and seventies. It looked like he was going to cover the PresidentEvil years ''too', but...
* CorruptCorporateExecutive
* CrazyPrepared: Made damn sure he can turn the powers of any member of the Secret Society against them if they step out of line, as Doctor Polaris, Goldface, and [[spoiler: Grodd]] found out to their sorrow. Also has an elaborate panic room hidden deep under a random Metropolis barber shop.
* DiabolicalMastermind: After losing his company and resorting to more obvious villainy. Reaches its height in Season 2 JLU.
* DualWielding: Twin laser pistols in Season 2 of JLU.
* EvilerThanThou: With Grodd.
* GunsAkimbo: In the JLU.
* MadScientist: Big time. Played up in the Justice League.
* PhotographicMemory: "I'm too modest to boast."
* PowerArmour: Wears it a lot in the Justice League cartoon, where he's forced to go head to head with the League.
* PresidentEvil: Subverted. He only ran to annoy Superman.
* SanitySlippage: After merging with Braniac and being subsequently defeated by the Flash, he becomes a lot crazier, and obsessed with reviving Braniac.
* ScrewTheRulesIHaveMoney
* SmugSnake: His arrogance sometimes leads him into this territory.
* TeethClenchedTeamwork: Whenever working with the Joker or Grodd.
* VillainWithGoodPublicity: In ''SupermanTheAnimatedSeries'' and the second season of ''Unlimited''.

::'''Brainiac (CoreyBurton)'''

A supercomputer AI from the planet Krypton who survived the planet's destruction. Now it seeks to gain as much knowledge from the galaxy as it can, by any means.

* AGodAmI: When [[spoiler: fused with Luthor]].
* AIIsACrapShoot
* BaldOfEvil
* BigBad: Of Season 2 of Superman, and Season 2 of the JLU.
* BodyHorror: When he merges with [[spoiler:Lex]].
* TheChessmaster: But as Lex notes, he lacks one thing needed to be a true MagnificentBastard - an imagination.
* TheCollector: Of information.
* FightingAShadow/[[ActuallyADoombot Actually a Doombot]]: The real Brainiac is an AI inhabiting a vessel in the depths of space - all those robot bodies that Superman destroys are just remote-controlled drones.
* FusionDance: With Luthor.
* [[spoiler: KilledOffForReal: Luthor never manages to revive him]].
* OmnicidalManiac
* [[PlanetLooters Planet Looter]]

::'''Darkseid (MichaelIronside)'''

The absolute ruler of the wasteland planet Apokolips. Stuck in a truce with the neighboring planet New Genesis, Darkseid is always scheming about how to put the entire universe under his fist. Seeking the 'Anti-Life Equation', a powerful tool that could easily submit the entirety of existence under his thumb, he is a constant threat to planet Earth. He is Superman's most hated enemy for his many transgressions committed on Earth and Superman is willing to stop at nothing to see his end.

* AGodAmI: And won't shut up about it.
* AgonyBeam: His Omega Beams normally kill, but he can dial them down to this to amuse himself.
* AuthorityEqualsAsskicking: When you can stop a civil war being waged by a bunch of [[TheStarscream starscreams]] simply by ''standing there and not saying a single word'', you fit this trope.
* BackFromTheDead
* {{Badass}}: One of the few villains who regularly goes toe-to-toe with Superman on a physical basis, and comes out none the worse for the wear. Even after Superman uses his full power on him, Darkseid immediately turns the tables by simply changing tactics. He's an [[CompleteMonster evil monster]], but there's no denying that he's {{Badass}}.
** BadassBoast: Lots of 'em.
*** "I am many things Kal-El. You couldn't begin to imagine half of them, but for now I shall take the role of your executioner."
*** "I am many things Kal-El... but here, I am ''[[AGodAmI God]]''."
*** "Super or otherwise, you're merely a man. And [[AGodAmI I am a GOD!]]"
* BaldOfEvil
* BigBad: Of the Animated Series. He, Luthor, and Grodd are in the running for this in JusticeLeague.
** While he doesn't show up anywhere near as much as Luthor and Grodd do, whenever he does show up, [[EvilerThanThou he unquestionably takes up the mantle of Big Bad.]]
* TheChessmaster: "I told you once Superman, if you would not be my knight, you would be my pawn."
* ElectricTorture: "It's called the Agony Matrix. Direct neuro-stimulation of pain receptors. All of them. Imagine the worst pain you have ever felt in your life times a thousand. [[FateWorseThanDeath Now imagine that pain continuing forever.]] Oh, that's right. You don't have to imagine."
* EvilOverlord: ''Hooo'' boy.
* EvilerThanThou: To all of the other villains in the series. [[EnemyMine They even team up with the heroes to fight him.]]
* EyeBeams: The Omega Beam.
* GeniusBruiser
* GodOfEvil
* KnightOfCerebus: Anytime Darkseid shows up, whether it's in ''SupermanTheAnimatedSeries'' or ''JusticeLeague'', things get a LOT more serious.
* ManipulativeBastard
* PhysicalGod
* PollutedWasteland: His entire planet.
* RedEyesTakeWarning
* RoaringRampageOfRevenge: His motive in the final episode is to get revenge on Superman for killing him, first by [[ForcedToWatch forcing him to see Earth burn]] then cutting his heart out with a kryptonite knife.
* StoryboardingTheApocalypse: Darkseid loves doing this and is damn good at it.
--> ''"I hope you appreciate, Kal-El, everything that happens from this point is on your head. The skies will rain fire, the oceans will boil, the streets run red with the blood of billions. Only then, when your last pitiful hope has been vanquished, will I end your life. Let's go.''"
* SuperStrength
* UngratefulBastard: "It seems I have you to thank for my resurrection. Though your world will suffer slowly, I grant you a quick death."

:: '''Vandal Savage (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
* [[spoiler:TheAtoner: In the BadFuture he caused.]]
* BeardOfEvil
* TheChessmaster
* ContemporaryCaveman
* [[spoiler:DayOfTheJackboot: In the "Savage Time"]]
* {{Immortality}}
* MeaningfulName
* MonsterSobStory: In "Hereafter".
* MyGrandsonMyself: During his CivilianVillain stage in "Maid of Honor".
* ReallySevenHundredYearsOld
* StupidJetpackHitler: His War Wheel equipped Nazi legions.
* TimelineAlteringMacGuffin: His laptop in "The Savage Time".
* ThoseWackyNazis: He ''takes them over'' as part of his plot for world domination.

:: '''Gorilla Grodd (Powers Booth)'''

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.
* DiabolicalMastermind: Especially in JusticeLeagueUnlimited. 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.
* EvilGenius
* EvilerThanThou: With Luthor.
* GeniusBruiser: He's a 600 pound gorilla with an intellect that rivals that of Lex Luthor. I'd say he counts.
* GettingCrapPastTheRadar: ''Every'' single one of the women he's been involved with has been human.
** Sort of. Giganta used to be a gorilla but is now human. Definitely still GettingCrapPastTheRadar.
* HoistByHisOwnPetard: Luthor uses his own MindRape powers on him.
* [[spoiler: KilledOffForReal: By being ThrownOutTheAirlock]].
* ManipulativeBastard
* MindRape: His specialty.
* {{Nakama}}: What he tries to turn the Secret Society and then the Legion of Doom into.
* 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}}

:: '''Giganta (JenniferHale)'''

* AttackOfTheFiftyFootWhatever
* BoobsOfSteel: Within the original Secret Society alone, compare her chest size with that of cold-blooded distance striker, [[AnIcePerson Killer Frost]].
* EvilRedhead
* FoeYay: A little bit with the Flash, as shown in the last episode.
* GettingCrapPastTheRadar: Pretty much ''everything'' about her.
* 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.
* 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 (JenniferHale)'''
* AnIcePerson
* 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 very hard. There's a reason she's called ''Killer'' Frost.
* 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

::'''Professor Ivo's Android A.K.A "A.M.A.Z.O." (Robert Picardo)'''
-->"There's nothing I want from you anymore, none of you have anything for me now."

* 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 but [[AvertedTrope averted]], he never refers to himself as a god [[LikeAGodToMe but others suggest it]].
** ''Amaozo leaves Earth by flying into the night sky.''
-->'''The Flash:''' Where is he going?\\
'''Martin Manhunter:''' Where gods belong.
* AllPowerfulBystander: With all his powers when he fought as a good guy he was never useful.
* AllYourPowersCombined: This is his schtick at first before he leaves Earth to become a full on RealityWarper.
* AwesomenessByAnalysis: [[ExaggeratedTrope TO THE EXTREME]]!! Amazo has the ability to copy one's powers, natural abilities, equipment and DNA signature simply by looking at them.
* 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: '''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.
* HeroicBuild: He is about ten feet tall, has a SculptedPhysique, [[BarbieDollAnatomy perfectly smooth body]] and [[TheFaceless only eyes for a face]].
* ImplacableMan: He was this towards Luthor, not even the entire Justice league could stop him.
** After Lex and Atom shrink down to escape Amazo and find themself 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 universe]]
* 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.
* KickTheDog: On his return to Earth he vaporized Oa the Green lantern's planet which the green lanterns are determined to get revenge for. [[spoiler:[[SubvertedTrope Subverted]] when it turns out he just Teleported it to a different dimension.]]
* LongBusTrip: The writers may have wisely concluded that his presence would for the most part, have render the Justice League completely irrelevant.
* MechanicalEvolution
* {{Nanomachines}}
* NietzscheWannabe: [[DownplayedTrope Downplayed]] his main conflict is [[ContemplateOurNavels finding the meaning of his existance]].
* PersonOfMassDestruction
* PhysicalGod: He quickly Becomes one, [[ReedRichardsIsUseless not that it helps.]]
* 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.
* PowerCopying: By the end of his first episode he had all the powers of the Justice league and in the next he left to [[ItGotWorse explore the universe]].
* PowerGlows
* SmartPeoplePlayChess: Either he's really good or Aquaman is really bad.
* StoryBreakerPower: He is only in four episodes and is PutOnABus at the end of every episode except the first.
* SuperpowerLottery: He was [[DeusEstMachina made 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 unknown distances]], [[IncredibleShrinkingMan shrink into]] a [[SubspaceOrHyperspace subatomic universe]], [[MassTeleportation Move entire planets to other dimensions and just as easily bring them back unharmed]], and basically any power that anyone else has, [[MagicAIsMagicA except magic]]..
* TinMan: [[AvertedTrope Averted]] HARD, he is very emotional and is searching for a meaning in life.
* UltimateLifeForm: Luthor sure things so, considering he made his own Amazo body to have his mind transferd into, [[spoiler:[[HoistByHisOwnPetard that was destroyed by the weapon he made to fend off Amazo.]]]]
* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: When fighting Solomon Grundy, Grundy used chaos magic to absorbed and repelled Amazo's cosmic blast, to prevent Grundy from becoming 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.]]
** Initiate BrokenBase and FridgeLogic
** WordOfGod says that it was supposted to be a BrickJoke in the last episode but they forgot. They were going to include a gag in the finale showing Amazo sitting on an asteroid somewhere, wondering whether or not it was safe to return.
* [[spoiler:WorldHealingWave: Inverted then exaaggerated when on his way back to earth, Oa is in his way, [[MassTeleportation so he transported Oa to another dimension]], when the greens lanterns asked him politely to put it back, he did.]]
--> [[spoiler:''After Amazo gives up on killing Luthor'':\\
'''John Stewart:''' He murders an entire planet and its over just like that I don't think so.\\
'''Amazo:''' I did not destroy Oa, I simple moved it to another dimension.\\
''Green lanterns Look at each other bewildered''\\
'''Amazo:''' [[VoodooShark It was in my way]].\\
'''John Stewart:''' Then could you move it back!?\\
''Amazo's eyes glow'' (half a {{beat}})\\
'''Amazo:''' [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome Done]].\\
'''[[CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming everybody smiles]].''']][[hottip:*:Except Amazo, he has no mouth.]]

:: '''Mongul (Eric Roberts)'''
--> "Happy Birthday, Kryptonian. I give you oblivion."

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.

* BreadAndCircuses
* TheCaligula
* CreepyMonotone
* DarkerAndEdgier: By his second appearance, he is 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.
* GalacticConqueror
* GeniusBruiser
* HeManWomanHater
* NighInvulnerable
* NoHoldsBarredBeatdown: On Wonder Woman and Superman.
* RedEyesTakeWarning
* SlasherSmile
* SmugSnake
* SmugSuper
* SuperStrength
* TookALevelInBadass: The first time he appeared, he basically felt like a poor man's Darkseid. The second time he appeared was an adaptation of ''ForTheManWhoHasEverything'' and he took SEVERAL levels in badass and was a truly menacing villain.

!!Atomic Skull
!!Bizzaro
!!Shade
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Due to the LoadsAndLoadsOfCharacters present in this series, this page originally focused on the original seven members of the Justice League, and on their relevant tropes specific to the DCAnimatedUniverse continuity and to this series. (Note that some of their character tropes may overlap with their portrayals in earlier DCAU series.) This page is now undergoing expansion, so feel free to add characters from their animated appearances.

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[[folder:[[color:black:The Founding members]]]]
!!Superman
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--> '''ALTER EGO:''' Kal-El/Clark Kent
--> '''VOICED BY:''' George Newbern
Having worked long and hard since the end of "Legacy" (from ''SupermanTheAnimatedSeries'') to regain the world's trust in him, it was the Man of Steel who first suggested that he and the other founding League members form a permanent team, in order to deal with future threats as great as the Imperium. According to the series' promotional information, he was shown to be the face of the League, as well as the peacemaker for the other members.
* BadassNormal: Superman gets depowered and handles himself [[spoiler:on an AfterTheEnd Earth]] pretty well, [[spoiler: including forging a sword out of rebar and turning a pack of wolves that had been hunting him into sled dogs.]]
* BerserkButton: Harming his friends is never a wise thing to do since he's, well, Superman. Aptly demonstrated in the second part of "Hereafter," where he flew into enough of a rage to ''almost'' smash Vandal Savage's head with a rock when the other man started describing in detail [[KillEmAll how he slaughtered the other League members]] (but of course, the ResetButton was very handy at the end of the episode), and in "For the Man Who Has Everything," where Mongul was [[CurbStompBattle running Wonder Woman ragged]].
** Additionally, in "For the Man Who Has Everything," Supes did not take it well that [[spoiler:Mongul's Black Mercy plant forced him to have to [[TearJerker make a painful choice to leave his idyllic fantasy life behind to return to reality]]]].
** Darkseid's mere presence also qualifies. He's the only character in the entire DCAU that Superman has NO reservations about killing.
*** Well there was also Mongul but that was more of passion. Darkseid is the only character that Superman can think about for more than five minutes and still want to kill.
* BoringInvincibleHero: Averted; in fact, early episodes often had him being the first one taken down [[TheWorfEffect just to show how tough the enemy in question was]].
* BrokenPedestal: [[spoiler:For Captain Marvel. Note that it was Lex Luthor's plot to make people distrust Superman and it worked well for Captain Marvel, that even Superman thought what he was doing was wrong, but the other founding members immediately showed that it was all a ploy]].
** At the start of the series, many people on the whole world saw him as this, after the ''STAS'' finale when Darkseid brainwashed him into leading the charge against his adopted homeworld. He only got proof that his efforts to fix his image paid off after Green Arrow stood up to him in "Divided We Fall".
* BroughtToYouByTheLetterS
* TheCape
* EvilMeScaresMe: With regards to his Justice Lord counterpart. As Superman himself admits, [[NotSoDifferent he's had the same temptations as Justice Lord Supes]], the only difference being that he didn't give in to them whereas his counterpart did.
* EyeBeams
* ForTheManWhoHasEverything: The titular episode, based on the comic title of the same name, is one of his more memorable episodes.
* FlyingBrick: Of course.
* HeroWithBadPublicity: The entire extended League got this thanks to Cadmus, but Superman was hit hardest with it due to [[MagnificentBastard Lex]] [[ManipulativeBastard Luthor's]] [[TheChessmaster actions]]. Supes allowing his [[ProperlyParanoid suspicions about Luthor]] [[JerkAss to cloud his better judgment]] did not help.
* HumanAliens
* KryptoniteFactor: To the very obvious, though it doesn't show up often in this series except for plot purposes.
* LanternJawOfJustice
* MyGodWhatHaveIDone: [[spoiler:In the climax of the Cadmus Arc after the Watchtower's cannon decimates New Mexico, fracturing the public's trust as a result]].
* NighInvulnerable: This trope being downplayed in ''Justice League's'' first season caused a lot of complaints from fans (and his face being drawn with age-lines didn't help). Fortunately, come Season 2, he got better (and his artwork was greatly improved).
* TheOtherDarrin: In the DCAU as a whole. Superman was voiced by Tim Daly in ''STAS'', but since he was slated to appear in ''TheFugitive'' remake, George Newbern stepped up to the plate.
* PhysicalGod: Becomes part of the conflict with Cadmus, post-Justice Lords.
* RedEyesTakeWarning
* RobotMe: It's emphasized in "A Better World" that Superman has robot duplicates of himself to keep things in check when he's not around. His Justice Lord counterpart uses ''his'' robot duplicates to maintain order at Arkham Asylum (and presumably elsewhere as well).
* ShootingSuperman: "Question Authority" provides one of the more blatant examples of this.
* SuperSpeed: Though he's not quite as fast as Flash.
* SuperStrength
* ThouShaltNotKill: Becomes a problem during the Cadmus arc due to the fact that his Justice Lord counterpart broke this code.
** Darkseid, as stated above, is an exception. After their last encounter in his previous series, Superman has no problem killing him.
* WorldOfCardboardSpeech: His speech to [[BigBad Darkseid]] in "Destroyer" is the TropeNamer.
* XRayVision

!!Batman
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--> ''I'm not really a "people person". But when you need help - and you will - call me.''
--> '''ALTER EGO:''' Bruce Wayne
--> '''VOICED BY:''' Kevin Conroy

Ever the recognizable dark, brooding Caped Crusader, Batman is not as openly active as his Justice League allies, preferring to work alone and from the shadows. Nonetheless, he has a vested interest in the group's activities, as it is Bruce Wayne's finances that paid for their Watchtower headquarters and Javelin ship.
* AcePilot: He has a seemingly endless supply of Batwings. Notably, he does get shot down by other pilots on occasion, but typically that's because he's outnumbered more than anything else.
* AntiHero: Type II. In a subversion of his role in most other mediums, Batman is probably the least anti-heroic member of the League aside from the Flash. Justice Lord Batman was the only member of the the parallel League to see how corrupt his world had become, and normal Batman [[WhatTheHellHero called Superman out]] on his ethically questionable handling of Doomsday.
* {{Badass}}: [[CaptainObvious Duuuuurrrrrpppp]].
** BadassNormal
* BrokenAce: [[ParentalAbandonment Well]], [[DarkAndTroubledPast yeah]].
--> '''Batman:''' ''(to Wonder Woman, about himself)'' I'm a rich kid with issues. ''Lots'' of issues.
--> '''Batman:''' ''(Again to Wonder Woman)'' I haven't been a kid since I was eight years old.
* BuildingSwing: A frequent method of entry when he's not using StealthHiBye.
* CaptainCrash: The [[CoolPlane Bat Wing]] is shot down in every single appearance in Justice League except during the premiere. In this case he merely loses a wing and Superman lands the plane for him.
* CombatPragmatist: He's not above beating you with a ''chair''.
** He'll also happily steel weapons from enemy combatants -- so long as they aren't guns -- and even offer them to ''Superman''.
* CoolCar, CoolPlane and CoolGarage: Batmobile, Batplane, and Batcave. [[CaptainObvious It's Batman we're talking about here.]]
* CrazyPrepared: You ''do'' know who we're talking about, right?
* DeadpanSnarker
* DeathGlare
* {{Determinator}}: Well of course. In the final episode of the series, for example, he's constantly assaulting ''DARKSEID'' even though it's completely useless. He's just doing whatever he can to stop him.
* DoesntLikeGuns: For obvious reasons, which is why he flips out when [[spoiler:Deadman possesses his body and shoots Devil Ray, killing him]].
* EscapeArtist
* {{Fiction500}}
* FriendToAllChildren: Part of his JerkWithAHeartOfGold personality, best demonstrated in "Injustice For All" (he gently coaxes some children to go with him out of a burning building) and "Epilogue" ([[spoiler:[[CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming he stays with a dying Ace]] [[TearJerker at her request]]]]).
* GadgeteerGenius
* GeniusBruiser
* GenreSavvy: DON'T TOUCH ANYTHING!
* GoodIsNotNice
* GrapplingHookGun: One of the gadgets that gets frequent use in this series.
* GuileHero
* HeroicSacrifice: In "Starcrossed," he attempts to manually pilot the Watchtower into the Thanagarian's hyperspace-bypass weapon. Fortunately, Superman saves him in the nick of time.
* IWorkAlone
* JerkAss / JerkassFacade / JerkWithAHeartOfGold
* MissionControl: It allows him to stay out of the spotlight.
* OffscreenTeleportation
* OrphansOrdeal: "I haven't been a kid since I was eight years old."
* PrecisionGuidedBoomerang
* RoofHopping: Doesn't come up quite so often, but it's there.
* TheSmartGuy: Along with J'onn.
* StealthHiBye
* TheStoic: It's part of his portfolio, after all.
** NotSoStoic: Anyone who gets to know him very well will attest to this, of course. In this series, [[spoiler:Amanda Waller's flashback in "Epilogue"]] provides [[CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming quite possibly]] [[TearJerker the ultimate example]] of this.
* TheTeamNormal: The only member of the Original Seven who doesn't have any super-powers (not counting Green Lantern being a normal man without his ring).
* TroubledButCute
--> '''Diana:''' No dating for the Batman. It might cut into your brooding time.
* UnresolvedSexualTension: With Wonder Woman. [[BatmanBeyond Sorry, shippers]].
* VitriolicBestBuds: With Superman and Flash.
* WhereDoesHeGetAllThoseWonderfulToys: From his money, that's where.

!!Wonder Woman
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--> ''Hera, give me strength!''
--> '''ALTER EGO:''' Diana, Princess of Themyscera
--> '''VOICED BY:''' Susan Eisenberg

The proverbial "stranger in a strange land." In this series' continuity, 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: Although whether she's as hot-blooded as Hawkgirl is debatable.
* AllGirlsWantBadBoys: Okay, well, Batman's not ''bad'' per se, but then again, can you blame Diana for wanting [[KevinConroy the likes]] [[DarkIsNotEvil of]] [[EstrogenBrigadeBait him]]?
* 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."
* BadassPrincess
* BoobsOfSteel
* BreastPlate: Her ChestInsignia, which is designed to resemble two W's. Also see the trope immediately below.
* [[BroughtToYouByTheLetterS Brought To You By The Letters WW]]
* CoolPlane: Her invisible jet, later in the series.
* {{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.
* [[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]].
* HotAmazon: Bruce Wayne seemed to enjoy watching her kick ass in "Maid of Honor".
* ImpossibleHourglassFigure
* ImprobableWeaponUser: On one occasion she used her ''tiara'' as a PrecisionGuidedBoomerang.
* JumpedAtTheCall
* KnightTemplar: On at least two occasions, someone has had to stop her from subverting 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").
* NewPowersAsThePlotDemands: A variation of this happens in "The Balance": [[spoiler:Hippolyta unlocks the full potential of Diana's armor by touching the star on her tiara]].
* 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.
* 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 and Superman.
* SuperReflexes: ''Bullets-and-bracelets'', anyone?
* SuperStrength
* TomboyAndGirlyGirl: Girly Girl to Shayera's Tomboy.
** With Kasnia's Princess Audrey (who in this case is the Girly Girl), Diana's the Tomboy.
* 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, much to her frustration.
* VictoriasSecretCompartment
* VitriolicBestBuds: With Shayera.
* 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
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--> ''We all need to be held accountable. We have too much power not to be.''
--> '''ALTER EGO:''' John Stewart
--> '''VOICED BY:''' Phil [=LaMarr=]

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]].
* 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 [[MartianManhunter a Martian's]] phone number on our speed dial. I think I deserve the benefit of the doubt here.
* BadassCreed: You know the one.
* 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''.
* BarrierWarrior: A frequent defensive use of his powers.
* BashBrothers: With Flash.
* BoringButPractical: How he used his ring's powers during the first two seasons. Katma Tui later called him out on it (giving an in-universe voice to fan backlash on the same point), following which his use of the ring became more AwesomeButPractical.
* BroughtDownToNormal: In "The Savage Time," after having expended most of the ring's power to tow the Javelin back to the Watchtower. However, [[BadassNormal that wasn't a completely bad thing]].
* BruiserWithASoftCenter
* TheComicallySerious: At first. Eventually becomes a DeadpanSnarker.
** He's been hanging out a lot with the Flash.
* {{Flight}}: Via the GreenLanternRing.
* GreenLanternRing: Do I ''really'' need to say it?
* HeroicSociopath: When de-aged in 'Kid Stuff'.
* HeroicWillpower
* HeterosexualLifePartners: With Flash.
* HiddenDepths: His favorite film is ''OldYeller''.
* ImportantHaircut: As outlined above; however, Shayera didn't appreciate the change.
--> '''Green Lantern:''' ''(surprised to see Shayera again)'' Shayera?
--> '''Shayera:''' ''({{Beat}})'' Hate the beard.
* InterspeciesRomance: With Katma Tui (a Korugarian) and later with Shayera Hol (a Thanagarian).
* JerkAss: During the series' initial seasons.
** JerkWithAHeartOfGold
* MilitarySuperhero: In this series' continuity, he served in the Marines prior to becoming a Green Lantern (as opposed to his comic book incarnation, where he was an architect).
* NumberTwo: Due to Batman's more [[AloofAlly aloof nature]], Green Lantern often acted as the unspoken Second-in-Command.
* ReincarnationRomance: [[spoiler:With Shayera]].
* SemperFi
* 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.
--> '''Green Lantern:''' I will not be destiny's puppet.
* SpacePolice
* 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 ''SupermanTheAnimatedSeries'' (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 Stewart quite a bit, because as a lesser-known Lantern they got more creative freedom with him then they would've gotten with Kyle Rayner or Hal Jordan.
** Ironically, the show's popularity made people complain, when the Green Lantern movie started production, about the protagonist being NO LONGER BLACK, as people unfamiliar with the comics believed Stewart was the original guy and casting a white man 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 "Waking the Dead."

!!The Flash
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--> ''Dude. The bad guys went down, and nobody got hurt. Know what I call that? A really good day.''
--> '''ALTER EGO:''' Wally West
--> '''VOICED BY:''' Michael Rosenbaum

Quite possibly the youngest of the Original Seven, the Flash was first seen in the ''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."
* {{Adorkable}}
* AlliterativeName: His real name, Wally West.
* AnythingThatMoves: During the first two seasons. He gets some CharacterDevelopment later on, though traces of his womanizing ways still remain.
* [[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: [[CrazyAwesome As both]] [[KnightTemplar Justice Lord Batman]] [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome and]] [[FanNickname Brainthor]] [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome found out]].
* BigEater
* [[spoiler:ButNowIMustGo]]: [[spoiler:[[DefiedTrope Defied]] when the other Leaguers pull him out of the Speed Force]].
* ChivalrousPervert
* 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]].
* 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.
* CorporateSponsoredSuperhero: For Lightspeed Energy Bars in "Eclipsed."
* CrouchingMoronHiddenBadass: Okay, so Flash 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]] [[BigBad the fused Brainiac and Lex Luthor]] [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome all by himself]]...and this is all without taking his day-job into consideration.
* 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: He has his moments.
* DudeWheresMyRespect: In "Ties That Bind," he notes that he's treated like a kid sidekick despite being "one of the original seven."
* EagleEyeDetection: "Flash and Substance" proves he's capable of this in his day job.
* FragileSpeedster: 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.
* 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."
** ActorAllusion! C'mon, you ''know'' what's Michael Rosenbaum's [[{{Smallville}} best known role]].
* 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]].
* FriendlyEnemy: With the Trickster.
* FunPersonified
* GoodPeopleHaveGoodSex, if Tala's [[DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything subtext-laden dialogue]] in [[FreakyFridayFlip The Great Brain Robbery]] is to be believed.
* HandsomeLech
* TheHeart: As outlined in "A Better World," his death in the Justice Lords' universe was the trigger for their turning into [[KnightTemplar Knight Templars]].
* 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 KidAppealCharacter.
* IncorruptiblePurePureness: The creators could see *Superman* potentially turning KnightTemplar, but not him.
* KidAppealCharacter
* 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).
** The Jay Garrick helmet and Kid Flash costume are more of a MythologyGag than anything else.
* LetsGetDangerous: And when he does, he is a force to be reckoned with.
* 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.
* TheOtherDarrin: He was voiced by Charlie Schlatter when he appeared in the ''SupermanTheAnimatedSeries'' episode "Speed Demons". When he was fully integrated in the DCAU, they brought in Michael Rosenbaum.
* ObfuscatingStupidity: As Orion declares, "You play the fool to hide a warrior's pain."
** Though Flash himself dismissed that particular viewpoint (he really is that happy when things go well and doesn't have 'a warrior's pain'), he IS a scientist in his day job and has shown that he has deep fears about what his powers could do to him.
* 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 pretty much equally fast, though Flash jokes that he is possibly faster than Superman. Flash does however show more control over his speed than Superman ever does.
* PlatonicLifePartners: With Hawkgirl.
* PluckyComicRelief: Often, until he decides to [[LetsGetDangerous get serious]].
* RapidFireFisticuffs
* RedHeadedHero
* SmugSuper: Subverts this trope.
* 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...even Superman isn't able to dodge any of them.
* SuperSpeed: ''Duh''.
* 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.
* 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.

!!Hawkgirl
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--> ''Less talking, more hitting!''
--> '''ALTER EGO:''' Shayera Hol
--> '''VOICED BY:''' Maria Canals-Barrera

An advance scout for the Thanagarian army, Shayera Hol came to Earth to ascertain it as a good tactical point for her people in their war against another alien race known as the Gordanians. 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]].
* ActionGirl
* 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.
* TheAtoner: Post-"Starcrossed," beginning with her return in "Waking the Dead."
* AttackAttackAttack: Subtlety isn't her strong suit.
* BareYourMidriff: Her superhero outfit.
* 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.
* BoisterousBruiser: "Less talking, more hitting!"
* [[CarryABigStick Carry A Big Mace]]
* 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, this change is likely intentional.
* 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
* DidYouJustFlipOffCthulhu: As literal a version as the 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) after "Starcrossed."
* FieryRedhead
* {{Flight}}
* GettingCrapPastTheRadar: A frequent offender. Just one example:
--> ''(she and Flash are talking about his crush on Fire)''
--> '''Shayera:''' ''(suggestively)'' I hear she's...you know...
--> ''(Flash sees [[LesYay Fire talking to Ice]]. His eyes widen in sudden panic)''
--> '''Shayera:''' ''(smirking)'' BRAZILIAN.
--> '''Flash:''' [[SarcasmMode Ha, ha]].
* GoodCopBadCop: She's the Bad Cop to Green Lantern's Good Cop during an interrogation of an alien in "War World."
--> '''Green Lantern:''' You can talk to me... ''(points to Shayera, who's got her mace in hand)'' Or you can talk to ''her''.
* GreenEyedRedhead
* HeroesWantRedheads
* HotBlooded
* ImpossibleHourglassFigure
* TheLadette
* 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]].
* LoveTriangle: She's involved in ''three'', with Green Lantern/Hro Talak in "Starcrossed," and then with Green Lantern/Vixen and Green Lantern/Hawkman in ''Unlimited''.
* MasculineGirlFeminineBoy: When your feminine boy is [[BadAss John Stewart]], you ''know'' you're a tough cookie.
* NayTheist: Though post-"Starcrossed," she has had a chance to read [[TheBible the Good Book]] enough to be GenreSavvy about how to intimidate Tartarus demons in "The Balance."
* PlatonicLifePartners: With Flash.
* [[ProudWarriorRaceGuy Proud Warrior Race Girl]]
* PutOnABus: At the end of "Starcrossed."
** TheBusCameBack: "Waking the Dead." [[spoiler:And before that, a brief cameo at the end of "The Return."]]
* ReincarnationRomance: [[spoiler:With Green Lantern]].
* RememberTheNewGuy: "Secret Origins" was the first time the viewers were seeing her in the DCAU continuity, but the other heroes were clearly familiar with her despite having never interacted with her onscreen prior.
* ScreamingWarrior
* 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 [[OldYeller the most famous instance of this trope]] before she goes through with it.
* 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.
* SpacePolice: Her cover story prior to "Starcrossed."
* TakeMyHand: She says the trope name verbatim [[spoiler:before pulling Flash out of the Speed Force]].
* [[spoiler:[[TellMeAboutMyFather Tell Me About My Son]]]]
* TenMinuteRetirement: "Starcrossed" resulted in this.
* TomboyAndGirlyGirl: Tomboy to Diana's Girly Girl.
* VitriolicBestBuds: With Flash and Wonder Woman, the latter more so after "Starcrossed."
* WeaponOfChoice: Her electrified Nth-metal mace, which also serves as a MagicalDefibrillator.
* 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 "Waking the Dead."
* YouCantGoHomeAgain
* YourCheatingHeart: [[spoiler:In a past life, she did this to her husband with his best friend]].

!!Martian Manhunter
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--> ''Ask yourselves - is being in here with me what you truly desire?''
--> '''ALTER EGO:''' J'onn J'onzz
--> '''VOICED BY:''' Carl Lumbly

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.
* 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.
* BaldOfAwesome
* DeadpanSnarker
* {{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.
* ExposedExtraterrestrials: In his true form...and, technically, the rest of the time as well, since he's a shapeshifter.
* HumansAreBastards: 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...
* {{Immortality}}: Type II. 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.
* IntangibleMan: A frequent method of avoiding attacks.
* 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.
* 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 HumansAreBastards.
* 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 effectively lobotomizes his prisoner. The entire planet depended on him getting that information, but the consequences are shown seasons later.
* MissionControl: In ''Unlimited'', he delegates missions to the expanded League. Then he gets PutOnABus, and Mr. Terrific takes his place in this role.
* 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 and his usual default appearance, arguably.
* SecretIdentity: When in full-human form, he usually takes the appearance of a brown-haired Caucasian man; most notably, he uses this form when hiding from the Thanagerians 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."
* 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.
* [[spoiler:TenMinuteRetirement]]
* VoluntaryShapeshifting
* WarriorPoet
* WarriorTherapist
* YouCantGoHomeAgain
[[/folder]]

[[folder:[[color:black:The Expanded League]]]]
:: '''Aquaman (Miguel Ferrer on ''SupermanTheAnimatedSeries'', Scott Rummell on ''[[JusticeLeague Justice League/Justice League Unlimited]]'')'''

* AnimalTalk: With marine life, anyway. Up to and including killer whales and the goddamn ''Kraken''.
* [[KillItWithWater Water-based]] ArmCannon
* {{Atlantis}}
* {{Badass}}: And ''how''!
** HandicappedBadass: [[spoiler:He handicapped ''himself'' by ''cutting off his own hand'' in order to free himself from a deathtrap to save his son!]]
** Easily one of the most badass versions of Aquaman. He held his own against Wonder Woman for a while on land. As soon as he got her in the water, it was game over.
* CainAndAbel: With Ocean Master
* ChainedToARock
* DeadpanSnarker: Mostly deadpan and less-so snarker, but he has his moments.
* [[ShootingSuperman Drowning Aquaman]]: One of the Ultimen [[TooDumbToLive tried this on him]]. Guess how well that turned out.
--> '''Aquaman:''' King of the seas, remember?
* 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.
* HotBlooded
* NatureHero
* TheOtherDarrin: Aquaman was voiced by Miguel Ferrer in his appearance on ''SupermanTheAnimatedSeries'', then by Scott Rummell in his appearances in ''JusticeLeague'' and ''JusticeLeagueUnlimited''.
* 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.
* OurMermaidsAreDifferent
* TeethClenchedTeamwork: ''Every. Single. Time.''
* TheGoodKing: Aquaman isn't the nicest guy in the world, but Atlantis and it's citizens are Aquaman's primary concern. He's even shown to be annoyed when not in his kingdom.

:: '''Oliver Queen/Green Arrow (Kin Shriner)'''

* TheArcher
* BadassBeard
* BadassNormal
* BattleCouple: With Black Canary.
* CrimefightingWithCash
* DeadpanSnarker
* FakingTheDead: In "The Cat and the Canary."
* ImprobableAimingSkills
* ThemeMusicPowerUp: He even [[CrowningMomentOfFunny ''sings'']] his own theme song once!
* TrickArrow
* TwangHello

:: '''Dinah Lance/Black Canary (Morena Baccarin)'''

* ActionGirl
* BadassAbnormal: Given how seldom she uses her Canary Cry in favour of her martial arts skills, she's pretty much 99 percent {{Badass Normal}}
* BattleCouple: With Green Arrow.
* CivvieSpandex
* HeyItsThatVoice: [[{{Firefly}} Inara]].
* MakeMeWannaShout: Her Canary Cry.
* MsFanservice: The main reason Green Arrow decided to stay on the League.
* ShesGotLegs: And those fishnets show off every inch.

:: '''Vic Sage/The Question (JeffreyCombs)'''

* {{Adorkable}}: "You're drawn to my [[CrazyAwesome eccentric]] charm."
* AgentMulder
* BadassLongcoat
* BadassNormal
* TheBlank
* CaptainErsatz: Of a CaptainErsatz of ''[[{{Watchmen}} himself]]'', no less. Trippy...
* CarFu: Does this to a group of Darkseid's Parademons during the series finale. Even punches one out of his window.
* CoatHatMask
* ConspiracyTheorist
* CrazySurvivalist
* TheFaceless: Complete with DramaticUnmask in "Flashpoint."

:: '''Nathaniel Adams/Captain Atom (George Eads, Chris Cox)'''

* EnergyBeings
* [[spoiler:FaceHeelTurn: And back.]]
* GoingCritical
* TheGoodCaptain
* ILoveNuclearPower
* MyCountryRightOrWrong

:: '''Mari [=McCabe=]/Vixen (Gina Torres)'''

* AbsoluteCleavage
* ActionGirl
* MutuallyExclusivePowerups: She can only call upon one animal totem at a time.
* RomanticFalseLead

:: '''Hank Hill/Hawk (Fred Savage) & Don Hill/Dove (Jason Hervey)'''

* BashBrothers
* BrainsAndBrawn: Hawk's the brawn, Dove's the brains.
* HotBlooded: Hawk
* TheMessiah: Dove
* RedOniBlueOni: Literally.
* SiblingYinYang
* TechnicalPacifist: Dove. He won't kill you period, and disapproves of violence. [[BewareTheNiceOnes Not]] that this will stop him from whooping the tar out of you.

:: '''Vigilante (NathanFillion)'''

* BadassNormal
* {{Cowboy}}: His whole theme.
* TheGunslinger
** GunsAkimbo
* HeterosexualLifePartners: With Shining Knight.
* HeyItsThatVoice:It's [[{{Series/Firefly}} Captain Reynolds]]!
* ThoseTwoGuys: With Shining Knight.

:: '''Shining Knight'''

* BadassNormal
* {{Determinator}}
* HeterosexualLifePartners: With Vigilante.
* ImplausibleFencingPowers: Type I.
* KnightInShiningArmor: Duh.
* ThoseTwoGuys: With Vigilante.

!!S.T.R.I.P.E
!!Stargirl
!!Supergirl
[[/folder]]

[[folder:[[color:black:Cadmus]]]]
!!Amanda Waller
* BadassNormal: Takes on [[spoiler:Brainithor]] with a ''handgun''. Granted, it's a high-tech handgun, but...
* BlackBossLady
* CoolOldLady: In the ''BatmanBeyond'' epilogue.
* [[ScaryBlackMan Scary Black Lady]]
* IronLady
* 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.


!!General Wade Eiling
* BadassNormal [[spoiler:-> BadassAbnormal]]
* GeneralRipper
* HeWhoFightsMonsters: 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.

!!Galatea
* BoobsOfSteel
* CloningBlues: She's a clone of Supergirl, but views herself as superior to the original.
* {{Expy}}: Of PowerGirl.
* EvilCounterpart: To Supergirl.
* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: She's defeated by electrocution, but doesn't seem ''dead''....but we'll never know for sure, since she's not seen or mentioned ever again.
** Given she was [[spoiler: on the Watchtower at the time of her last appearance]], it seems she either died or was imprisoned or depowered by the Justice League.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:[[color:black:Recurring Villains]]]]
::'''Lex Luthor (ClancyBrown)'''
--> ''That's right, conspiracy buff. I spent 75 million dollars on a fake presidential campaign, ''all just to tick Superman off''.''

A genius, multi-billionaire living in Metropolis who is the chief executive of his own company, [=LexCorp=]. In reality, he's a sociopath with a thirst for power and control, which he will gladly go to any length to have. He's an A-lister among Superman's rogues and constantly flexes his VillainWithGoodPublicity as much as he possibly can. He takes on various exploits to hamper the Justice League and out them as threats to global security so he may do as he pleases unopposed.

* AGodAmI: When [[spoiler: fused with Brainiac]].
* ArchEnemy: Of Superman.
* BadassBoast: "I'm already more powerful than all of you put together."
* BadassNormal: Nowhere near Batman's level of training, but when you can forcibly assume leadership of a large group of superpowered beings ''and'' keep them in line just through your intelligence and personal charisma, you qualify.
* BaldOfEvil
* BigBad: For much of SupermanTheAnimatedSeries and the JusticeLeague cartoon, where he ran first the Injustice Gang, and then the Legion of Doom.
* BitchInSheepsClothing: When it suits his purposes, he can be quite charming. But only when it suits him.
* CivilianVillain: After being pardoned and while running for president.
* CompositeCharacter: Of himself. This version of Luthor ran the gamut from his modern CorruptCorporateExecutive incarnation, to the nineteen-forties DiabolicalMastermind, to the MadScientist of the sixties and seventies. It looked like he was going to cover the PresidentEvil years ''too', but...
* CorruptCorporateExecutive
* CrazyPrepared: Made damn sure he can turn the powers of any member of the Secret Society against them if they step out of line, as Doctor Polaris, Goldface, and [[spoiler: Grodd]] found out to their sorrow. Also has an elaborate panic room hidden deep under a random Metropolis barber shop.
* DiabolicalMastermind: After losing his company and resorting to more obvious villainy. Reaches its height in Season 2 JLU.
* DualWielding: Twin laser pistols in Season 2 of JLU.
* EvilerThanThou: With Grodd.
* GunsAkimbo: In the JLU.
* MadScientist: Big time. Played up in the Justice League.
* PhotographicMemory: "I'm too modest to boast."
* PowerArmour: Wears it a lot in the Justice League cartoon, where he's forced to go head to head with the League.
* PresidentEvil: Subverted. He only ran to annoy Superman.
* SanitySlippage: After merging with Braniac and being subsequently defeated by the Flash, he becomes a lot crazier, and obsessed with reviving Braniac.
* ScrewTheRulesIHaveMoney
* SmugSnake: His arrogance sometimes leads him into this territory.
* TeethClenchedTeamwork: Whenever working with the Joker or Grodd.
* VillainWithGoodPublicity: In ''SupermanTheAnimatedSeries'' and the second season of ''Unlimited''.

::'''Brainiac (CoreyBurton)'''

A supercomputer AI from the planet Krypton who survived the planet's destruction. Now it seeks to gain as much knowledge from the galaxy as it can, by any means.

* AGodAmI: When [[spoiler: fused with Luthor]].
* AIIsACrapShoot
* BaldOfEvil
* BigBad: Of Season 2 of Superman, and Season 2 of the JLU.
* BodyHorror: When he merges with [[spoiler:Lex]].
* TheChessmaster: But as Lex notes, he lacks one thing needed to be a true MagnificentBastard - an imagination.
* TheCollector: Of information.
* FightingAShadow/[[ActuallyADoombot Actually a Doombot]]: The real Brainiac is an AI inhabiting a vessel in the depths of space - all those robot bodies that Superman destroys are just remote-controlled drones.
* FusionDance: With Luthor.
* [[spoiler: KilledOffForReal: Luthor never manages to revive him]].
* OmnicidalManiac
* [[PlanetLooters Planet Looter]]

::'''Darkseid (MichaelIronside)'''

The absolute ruler of the wasteland planet Apokolips. Stuck in a truce with the neighboring planet New Genesis, Darkseid is always scheming about how to put the entire universe under his fist. Seeking the 'Anti-Life Equation', a powerful tool that could easily submit the entirety of existence under his thumb, he is a constant threat to planet Earth. He is Superman's most hated enemy for his many transgressions committed on Earth and Superman is willing to stop at nothing to see his end.

* AGodAmI: And won't shut up about it.
* AgonyBeam: His Omega Beams normally kill, but he can dial them down to this to amuse himself.
* AuthorityEqualsAsskicking: When you can stop a civil war being waged by a bunch of [[TheStarscream starscreams]] simply by ''standing there and not saying a single word'', you fit this trope.
* BackFromTheDead
* {{Badass}}: One of the few villains who regularly goes toe-to-toe with Superman on a physical basis, and comes out none the worse for the wear. Even after Superman uses his full power on him, Darkseid immediately turns the tables by simply changing tactics. He's an [[CompleteMonster evil monster]], but there's no denying that he's {{Badass}}.
** BadassBoast: Lots of 'em.
*** "I am many things Kal-El. You couldn't begin to imagine half of them, but for now I shall take the role of your executioner."
*** "I am many things Kal-El... but here, I am ''[[AGodAmI God]]''."
*** "Super or otherwise, you're merely a man. And [[AGodAmI I am a GOD!]]"
* BaldOfEvil
* BigBad: Of the Animated Series. He, Luthor, and Grodd are in the running for this in JusticeLeague.
** While he doesn't show up anywhere near as much as Luthor and Grodd do, whenever he does show up, [[EvilerThanThou he unquestionably takes up the mantle of Big Bad.]]
* TheChessmaster: "I told you once Superman, if you would not be my knight, you would be my pawn."
* ElectricTorture: "It's called the Agony Matrix. Direct neuro-stimulation of pain receptors. All of them. Imagine the worst pain you have ever felt in your life times a thousand. [[FateWorseThanDeath Now imagine that pain continuing forever.]] Oh, that's right. You don't have to imagine."
* EvilOverlord: ''Hooo'' boy.
* EvilerThanThou: To all of the other villains in the series. [[EnemyMine They even team up with the heroes to fight him.]]
* EyeBeams: The Omega Beam.
* GeniusBruiser
* GodOfEvil
* KnightOfCerebus: Anytime Darkseid shows up, whether it's in ''SupermanTheAnimatedSeries'' or ''JusticeLeague'', things get a LOT more serious.
* ManipulativeBastard
* PhysicalGod
* PollutedWasteland: His entire planet.
* RedEyesTakeWarning
* RoaringRampageOfRevenge: His motive in the final episode is to get revenge on Superman for killing him, first by [[ForcedToWatch forcing him to see Earth burn]] then cutting his heart out with a kryptonite knife.
* StoryboardingTheApocalypse: Darkseid loves doing this and is damn good at it.
--> ''"I hope you appreciate, Kal-El, everything that happens from this point is on your head. The skies will rain fire, the oceans will boil, the streets run red with the blood of billions. Only then, when your last pitiful hope has been vanquished, will I end your life. Let's go.''"
* SuperStrength
* UngratefulBastard: "It seems I have you to thank for my resurrection. Though your world will suffer slowly, I grant you a quick death."

:: '''Vandal Savage (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
* [[spoiler:TheAtoner: In the BadFuture he caused.]]
* BeardOfEvil
* TheChessmaster
* ContemporaryCaveman
* [[spoiler:DayOfTheJackboot: In the "Savage Time"]]
* {{Immortality}}
* MeaningfulName
* MonsterSobStory: In "Hereafter".
* MyGrandsonMyself: During his CivilianVillain stage in "Maid of Honor".
* ReallySevenHundredYearsOld
* StupidJetpackHitler: His War Wheel equipped Nazi legions.
* TimelineAlteringMacGuffin: His laptop in "The Savage Time".
* ThoseWackyNazis: He ''takes them over'' as part of his plot for world domination.

:: '''Gorilla Grodd (Powers Booth)'''

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.
* DiabolicalMastermind: Especially in JusticeLeagueUnlimited. 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.
* EvilGenius
* EvilerThanThou: With Luthor.
* GeniusBruiser: He's a 600 pound gorilla with an intellect that rivals that of Lex Luthor. I'd say he counts.
* GettingCrapPastTheRadar: ''Every'' single one of the women he's been involved with has been human.
** Sort of. Giganta used to be a gorilla but is now human. Definitely still GettingCrapPastTheRadar.
* HoistByHisOwnPetard: Luthor uses his own MindRape powers on him.
* [[spoiler: KilledOffForReal: By being ThrownOutTheAirlock]].
* ManipulativeBastard
* MindRape: His specialty.
* {{Nakama}}: What he tries to turn the Secret Society and then the Legion of Doom into.
* 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}}

:: '''Giganta (JenniferHale)'''

* AttackOfTheFiftyFootWhatever
* BoobsOfSteel: Within the original Secret Society alone, compare her chest size with that of cold-blooded distance striker, [[AnIcePerson Killer Frost]].
* EvilRedhead
* FoeYay: A little bit with the Flash, as shown in the last episode.
* GettingCrapPastTheRadar: Pretty much ''everything'' about her.
* 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.
* 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 (JenniferHale)'''
* AnIcePerson
* 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 very hard. There's a reason she's called ''Killer'' Frost.
* 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

::'''Professor Ivo's Android A.K.A "A.M.A.Z.O." (Robert Picardo)'''
-->"There's nothing I want from you anymore, none of you have anything for me now."

* 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 but [[AvertedTrope averted]], he never refers to himself as a god [[LikeAGodToMe but others suggest it]].
** ''Amaozo leaves Earth by flying into the night sky.''
-->'''The Flash:''' Where is he going?\\
'''Martin Manhunter:''' Where gods belong.
* AllPowerfulBystander: With all his powers when he fought as a good guy he was never useful.
* AllYourPowersCombined: This is his schtick at first before he leaves Earth to become a full on RealityWarper.
* AwesomenessByAnalysis: [[ExaggeratedTrope TO THE EXTREME]]!! Amazo has the ability to copy one's powers, natural abilities, equipment and DNA signature simply by looking at them.
* 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: '''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.
* HeroicBuild: He is about ten feet tall, has a SculptedPhysique, [[BarbieDollAnatomy perfectly smooth body]] and [[TheFaceless only eyes for a face]].
* ImplacableMan: He was this towards Luthor, not even the entire Justice league could stop him.
** After Lex and Atom shrink down to escape Amazo and find themself 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 universe]]
* 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.
* KickTheDog: On his return to Earth he vaporized Oa the Green lantern's planet which the green lanterns are determined to get revenge for. [[spoiler:[[SubvertedTrope Subverted]] when it turns out he just Teleported it to a different dimension.]]
* LongBusTrip: The writers may have wisely concluded that his presence would for the most part, have render the Justice League completely irrelevant.
* MechanicalEvolution
* {{Nanomachines}}
* NietzscheWannabe: [[DownplayedTrope Downplayed]] his main conflict is [[ContemplateOurNavels finding the meaning of his existance]].
* PersonOfMassDestruction
* PhysicalGod: He quickly Becomes one, [[ReedRichardsIsUseless not that it helps.]]
* 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.
* PowerCopying: By the end of his first episode he had all the powers of the Justice league and in the next he left to [[ItGotWorse explore the universe]].
* PowerGlows
* SmartPeoplePlayChess: Either he's really good or Aquaman is really bad.
* StoryBreakerPower: He is only in four episodes and is PutOnABus at the end of every episode except the first.
* SuperpowerLottery: He was [[DeusEstMachina made 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 unknown distances]], [[IncredibleShrinkingMan shrink into]] a [[SubspaceOrHyperspace subatomic universe]], [[MassTeleportation Move entire planets to other dimensions and just as easily bring them back unharmed]], and basically any power that anyone else has, [[MagicAIsMagicA except magic]]..
* TinMan: [[AvertedTrope Averted]] HARD, he is very emotional and is searching for a meaning in life.
* UltimateLifeForm: Luthor sure things so, considering he made his own Amazo body to have his mind transferd into, [[spoiler:[[HoistByHisOwnPetard that was destroyed by the weapon he made to fend off Amazo.]]]]
* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: When fighting Solomon Grundy, Grundy used chaos magic to absorbed and repelled Amazo's cosmic blast, to prevent Grundy from becoming 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.]]
** Initiate BrokenBase and FridgeLogic
** WordOfGod says that it was supposted to be a BrickJoke in the last episode but they forgot. They were going to include a gag in the finale showing Amazo sitting on an asteroid somewhere, wondering whether or not it was safe to return.
* [[spoiler:WorldHealingWave: Inverted then exaaggerated when on his way back to earth, Oa is in his way, [[MassTeleportation so he transported Oa to another dimension]], when the greens lanterns asked him politely to put it back, he did.]]
--> [[spoiler:''After Amazo gives up on killing Luthor'':\\
'''John Stewart:''' He murders an entire planet and its over just like that I don't think so.\\
'''Amazo:''' I did not destroy Oa, I simple moved it to another dimension.\\
''Green lanterns Look at each other bewildered''\\
'''Amazo:''' [[VoodooShark It was in my way]].\\
'''John Stewart:''' Then could you move it back!?\\
''Amazo's eyes glow'' (half a {{beat}})\\
'''Amazo:''' [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome Done]].\\
'''[[CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming everybody smiles]].''']][[hottip:*:Except Amazo, he has no mouth.]]

:: '''Mongul (Eric Roberts)'''
--> "Happy Birthday, Kryptonian. I give you oblivion."

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.

* BreadAndCircuses
* TheCaligula
* CreepyMonotone
* DarkerAndEdgier: By his second appearance, he is 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.
* GalacticConqueror
* GeniusBruiser
* HeManWomanHater
* NighInvulnerable
* NoHoldsBarredBeatdown: On Wonder Woman and Superman.
* RedEyesTakeWarning
* SlasherSmile
* SmugSnake
* SmugSuper
* SuperStrength
* TookALevelInBadass: The first time he appeared, he basically felt like a poor man's Darkseid. The second time he appeared was an adaptation of ''ForTheManWhoHasEverything'' and he took SEVERAL levels in badass and was a truly menacing villain.

!!Atomic Skull
!!Bizzaro
!!Shade
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25th Apr '12 10:49:51 AM SolidSonicTH
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* FightingAShadow/ActuallyADoombot: The real Brainiac is an AI inhabiting a vessel in the depths of space - all those robot bodies that Superman destroys are just remote-controlled drones.

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* FightingAShadow/ActuallyADoombot: FightingAShadow/[[ActuallyADoombot Actually a Doombot]]: The real Brainiac is an AI inhabiting a vessel in the depths of space - all those robot bodies that Superman destroys are just remote-controlled drones.
25th Apr '12 9:46:03 AM SolidSonicTH
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A genius, multi-billionaire living in Metropolis who is the chief executive of his own company, LexCorp. In reality, he's a sociopath with a thirst for power and control, which he will gladly go to any length to have. He's an A-lister among Superman's rogues and constantly flexes his VillainWithGoodPublicity as much as he possibly can. He takes on various exploits to hamper the Justice League and out them as threats to global security so he may do as he pleases unopposed.

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A genius, multi-billionaire living in Metropolis who is the chief executive of his own company, LexCorp.[=LexCorp=]. In reality, he's a sociopath with a thirst for power and control, which he will gladly go to any length to have. He's an A-lister among Superman's rogues and constantly flexes his VillainWithGoodPublicity as much as he possibly can. He takes on various exploits to hamper the Justice League and out them as threats to global security so he may do as he pleases unopposed.
25th Apr '12 9:41:31 AM SolidSonicTH
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A genius, multi-billionaire living in Metropolis who is the chief executive of his own company, LexCorp. In reality, he's a sociopath with a thirst for power and control, which he will gladly go to any length to have. He's an A-lister among Superman's rogues and constantly flexes his VillainWithGoodPublicity as much as he possibly can. He takes on various exploits to hamper the Justice League and out them as threats to global security so he may do as he pleases unopposed.



A supercomputer AI from the planet Krypton who survived the planet's destruction. Now it seeks to gain as much knowledge from the galaxy as it can, by any means.



* FightingAShadow: The real Brainiac is an AI inhabiting a vessel in the depths of space - all those robot bodies that Superman destroys are just remote-controlled drones.

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The absolute ruler of the wasteland planet Apokolips. Stuck in a truce with the neighboring planet New Genesis, Darkseid is always scheming about how to put the entire universe under his fist. Seeking the 'Anti-Life Equation', a powerful tool that could easily submit the entirety of existence under his thumb, he is a constant threat to planet Earth. He is Superman's most hated enemy for his many transgressions committed on Earth and Superman is willing to stop at nothing to see his end.


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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.


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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.


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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.
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* PoliticallyActivePrincess: Only in the final season.
17th Apr '12 11:15:48 PM Number3124
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* CoolCar, CoolPlane and CoolGarage: Batmobile, Batplane, and Batcave.

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** He'll also happily steel weapons from enemy combatants -- so long as they aren't guns -- and even offer them to ''Superman''.
* CoolCar, CoolPlane and CoolGarage: Batmobile, Batplane, and Batcave. [[CaptainObvious It's Batman we're talking about here.]]
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* ExposedExtraterrestrials: In his true form...and, technically, the rest of the time as well, since he's a shapeshifter.


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* 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.
12th Apr '12 3:09:08 AM Goldstone
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* PaleSkinnedBrunette: If [[YouGottaHaveBlueHair blue hair]] counts.
11th Apr '12 12:59:04 PM JusticeReaper
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* AndIMustScream: "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.


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* 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.
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