[[foldercontrol]]

!The Team

[[folder: The Team]]

!!'''Tropes that apply to the majority of members'''
* {{Antivillain}} [[VillainProtagonist Protagonist]]: if they do not count as {{Antihero}}es.
* AbusiveParents
* BadAss
* EvenEvilHasStandards: Though notably, everyone has ''different'' standards that often lead them into conflict.
** They agree on a few things, though, one of them being that Cheshire is downright awful. Including Catman, and he's still sexually attracted to her despite her actions.
* EvilVersusEvil: Though they are perfectly willing to take on heroes. The team has even been described as a neutral point, siding with neither villains nor heroes.
* ManBitesMan: Over the course of the series, only Deadshot and Alice avoided biting off a chunk out of an opponent.
* NobleDemon: Huntress has noted that, unlike every other villain team heroes have gone up against, these people would all willingly die to protect one another.
* TheNotableNumeral: Both played straight and subverted. WordOfGod is that only the four core members (Catman, Deadshot, Ragdoll, and Scandal) are safe in the long run, though some may leave the team briefly, and across the first four incarnations of the team had three die, two leaving due to betrayal, and a sixth simply quitting. On the other hand, one of the core members was fired but still hung around, and since then two more members have joined. Depending on timing, then, the Secret Six can have five to nine members so far, though they do tend toward six.
* SlidingScaleOfAntiVillains: Type I
* SociopathicHero: If they count as {{Antihero}}es.
[[/folder]]

!!Members

[[folder: Scandal]]

!!'''Scandal'''

Former leader of the team, Scandal Savage is the daughter of the immortal supervillain Vandal Savage. Much like him, she's ''very'' hard to kill.

* [[HeroesWantRedheads Antiheroes Want Redheads]]: She has a type.
* [[AntiHero Anti Heroine]]: On the border between an [[UnscrupulousHero Unscrupulous Heroine]] and a [[NominalHero Nominal Heroine]]. She's exceedingly short-tempered, has absolutely no qualms about killing or horribly maiming people, and is generally extremely uncompromising, in addition to ''despising'' conventional heroes and viewing them as a bunch of stuck-up, self-righteous pricks and hypocrites of the worst kind, but she can always be counted on to do the right thing and cleaves to a morally good path more often than anyone else on the team. She'll never be a hero, but a villain she is not.
* ArchnemesisDad: She absolutely despises her father. When your dad is VandalSavage, this is ''very'' understandable.
* AxCrazy: Probably the second-most kill-happy of the team after Deadshot.
* {{Badass}}
* BeautyMark
* BerserkButton: Don't bring up Scandal Savage's [[VandalSavage dad]] or do anything to remind her of him. ''Just don't do it''. You'll be ''very'' lucky to still be in one piece if you make him enter her mind. Actually, that's probably the easiest way to piss Scandal off, given that she is definitely the most AxCrazy of the team and has a ridiculously short fuse, and being insane.
* ButchLesbian
** LipstickLesbian in her first appearances, where she simply wears a business outfit with a skirt. Once she [[HellbentForLeather puts on her battle clothes]] she never goes back.
* DarkActionGirl
* GirlsLove: First with [[NewGods Female Fury]] Knockout and then later with Liana, an exotic dancer. [[MarryThemAll And eventually with both. Girl got game.]]
* GoodThingYouCanHeal: Especially on ''this'' team.
* HealingFactor
* IWantGrandkids: Daddy Savage is ''gonna'' get that heir.
** Pfft. He can try.
* TheLadette: To the point that she sleeps in boxers.
* MarryThemAll: At the end of the series this is her solution to having both Liana and Kay, saying she wants to marry them both. Also a prime example of GettingCrapPastTheRadar, since everyone is so wrapped up in September's reboot that no one seemed to notice that Gail wrote in a polygamous lesbian marriage.
* SpicyLatina: Scandal's mother was Brazilian and she was raised there, but she's a comparatively mild example of this trope.
* [[WhoNamesTheirKidDude Who Names Their Kid "Scandal"?]]: Vandal Savage, that's who.
* WolverineClaws: They're gauntlets worn around her forearms.
[[/folder]]


[[folder: Catman]]

!!'''Catman'''

Thomas Blake used to be a pathetic joke of a villain, particularly in recent years where he was portrayed as a fat nerd. After some time in the wilds of Africa, the now chiseled and badass Catman is one of the more (anti) heroic members of the group... most of the time.

* AbusiveParents: His dad was not a nice guy.
** So much so that finding out his father was in hell was enough to help him cope with the depression and suicidal thoughts he'd been suffering from
* {{Antihero}}: Type IV ---> Type V
* AxCrazy: Only when he's pissed.
* BadassNormal
* BerserkButton: Do not threaten [[PapaWolf Catman's]] son. DO. NOT. DO. IT. While the rest of the team will either shoot you, slice you up, cave your head in, or rip you apart if you piss them off, Catman will make it slow. '''''VERY''''' slow. If you're lucky, you'll escape with either [[EyeScream part of your face missing]] or four new assholes. You probably won't be lucky, however.
* BiTheWay: [[http://gailsimone.tumblr.com/post/11015369976/who-was-the-bisexual-man-or-is-that-off-the-table-now Confirmed]] by WordOfGod.
* ColdBloodedTorture: [[spoiler: He's shown to be quite good at it.]]
* CombatPragmatist: If he doesn't have his knives or bagh nakhs, he'll grab whatever's handy.
* DatingCatwoman: His relationship with Chesire.
** He also has a little thing with [[ComicBook/BirdsOfPrey Huntress]], in which ''he's'' the Catwoman.
*** Notably averted with Catwoman herself, who typically hates him.
-->'''Deadshot''': And I think you know what "little thing" I'm talking about. Did you hear me? "little thing", get it? [[DontExplainTheJoke I'm saying your "thing" is little.]]
* GreenEyes: Vividly so. In ''ComicBook/BirdsOfPrey'' #11, [[spoiler:they're what a hostage recognizes, and clues in Huntress that he was one of the hostage takers.]]
* HomoeroticSubtext: With Deadshot, to a blatantly obvious extent.
* InterruptedSuicide: And it would have been the most awesome suicide ever. [[spoiler:Suicide by PUNCHING LIONS.]]
* JumpingOffTheSlipperySlope: His RoaringRampageOfRevenge against his son's kidnappers. See that "most of the time" up there? Yeah, this... was one of the exceptions.
* MoralEventHorizon: In-universe, he considers the events of the ''Cats in the Cradle'' storyline to be this.
* MrFanservice: He gets shirtless and/or entirely naked quite often.
** [[ShamelessFanserviceGirl Shameless Fanservice Boy]]: He has a concept of modesty and why he should cover up in the presence of others, he just doesn't ''care''.
* NoSocialSkills: While he acts mostly civilized, pretty much any dining scene will show Catman tearing into rare steaks with his bare hands.
* PapaWolf
* RaisedByAnimals: Catman lived among a pride of lions, being fully accepted by them and learning from them
* RatedMForManly: [[AwesomeMcCoolName Tom Blake]] reporting for [[CrazyAwesome lion-punching]], [[NoSocialSkills raw steak-eating]], [[WalkingShirtlessScene shirt-removing]] and [[{{Badass}} Batman beating-up]] duties, SIR!
* RescuedFromTheScrappyHeap: [[invoked]] This series has done ''wonders'' for him in terms of popularity, to the point that in his appearance in ''Red Robin'' he's considered a legitimate threat to Tim Drake. Not bad for a guy who used to be the ButtMonkey of the DC Universe, and in story more than one person has commented on it.
* RoaringRampageOfRevenge: When you kidnap his son... heh, let's just say that he doesn't take it very well.
* ScarilyCompetentTracker: See the quotes page.
* [[spoiler:SelfMadeOrphan]]
* ThoseTwoGuys: With Deadshot.
* TookALevelInBadass: [[invoked]] ''Like you would not believe.''
* VitriolicBestBuds: With Deadshot. The two are pretty sure they're going to end up fighting to the death one day, but other than that they get along well.
* WolverineClaws: Albeit a very short version.
[[/folder]]

[[folder: Deadshot]]

!!'''{{Deadshot}}'''

Floyd Lawton is an assassin, a former member of the SuicideSquad and a former member of Batman's RoguesGallery, with something of a deathwish. A supremely talented gunfighter, Deadshot is probably the most mercenary of the team, but still has some standards. Under Simone's pen, he has something of a snarky sense of humor.

* ArmCannon: Of the "mounted on the forearms" variety.
* AxCrazy: Not always, but he occasionally has the urge to kill everyone in sight.
* BadassMustache
* BadassNormal: Despite what some think, he does not have superhuman aiming skills. He's just that good.
* BerserkButton: Treating a gun like a toy. It's not that he's in favor of gun control or anything, it just annoys him to see fine weapons in the hands of idiots.
* CarpetOfVirility
* CombatPragmatist: Of the "shoot the first chance you get" type.
* DarkAndTroubledPast: His parents openly hated each other, to the point that his mother tried to get his father killed by their sons, but Floyd wound up killing his beloved brother Edward by accident. Later he lost his wife and son, and for most of his life has been unconsciously looking for surrogate brother figures.
* DeadpanSnarker
* DeathSeeker: He's not so much suicidal as completely indifferent as to whether or not he lives.
** His response to being told straight from the source that [[spoiler: he'll be condemned to eternity in Hell when he dies]] is simply "Ha! Figures."
* EvenEvilHasStandards: He has no problem shooting an unarmed woman in the back. It's when he finds out she was told that she was free that he gets pissed, since he'd been told she was an escaping prisoner.
** When the Six were first put together, both Deadshot and Cheshire were forced into joining when Mockingbird held the safety of their respective children over their heads. The difference between them? By the end of Villains United, it was demonstrated that Lloyd cared more about his daughter Zoe then Cheshire did Lian, as Cheshire went out of her way to conceive a replacement with no hesitation.
* EvenEvilHasLovedOnes: Though he considers himself pretty much irredeemable (see above under DeathSeeker) he does everything he can to make sure his daughter is provided for.
* GoodSmokingEvilSmoking: ''Like you would not believe''. Almost every single panel where Deadshot is neither masked nor eating, he's smoking a cigarette.
* TheGunslinger
* ImprobableAimingSkills
* MultiRangedMaster: Implied - when he runs of out bullets in Skartaris he orders Black Alice to find him a bow, or a sling, or anything that shoots.
* NoHoldsBarredBeatdown: Delivers multiple ones to a group of white supremacist thugs. The first one results in a thug losing an eye; they only get more humiliating from there.
* OneManArmy: Has the highest known body count of the core members of the Six; this is what [[NightmareFetishist attracts Jeannette.]]
* PetTheDog: [[spoiler:After learning about how Alice thinks she gave her father cancer, he forces the doctor (who is pretty sure it ''was'' Alice who gave it to him) to call and reassure her that it couldn't possibly have been her fault.]] Although, he might have just done this to make her a more effective team member.
** There's also his interaction with his daughter Zoe and her mother. The money he makes as a mercenary gets sent directly to them.
* PornStache: It's even specifically called this in one issue. He even mentions that some people have said unkind things about it.
* ProfessionalKiller: A lot of his jobs are mercenary gigs, but he generally tries to stick with hitman work.
* TheSociopath: During the ''BlackestNight'' crossover, Yasemin (now a Black Lantern) comments that she thought he was this, but he does in fact have emotions buried deep inside. This is accompanied by a visual of his body being mostly black with a few points of color bleeding through.
* TalkToTheFist: If you're on his bad side and he wants to know something, tell him in a quick and concise manner unless you want to get a hole blown in you.
* WouldHitAGirl: Or kneecap a girl, sucker-frag a girl, etc.
[[/folder]]


[[folder: Ragdoll]]

!!'''Ragdoll'''

Son of the [[TheGoldenAgeOfComicBooks Golden Age]] supervillain Ragdoll, Peter Merkel Jr. was born without the super-flexibility of his father and brother. Hundreds of surgical procedures duplicated and even surpassed the ability, letting him bend in strange and horrific ways. Talks to the stuffed body of former member Parademon he keeps in his room. [[spoiler: Has no soul.]]

* AbusiveParents: It's a wonder he isn't more fucked up when you consider [[spoiler:the state Junior's in]] and the fact that in comparison [[spoiler: she]] got off ''lightly''.
* AttentionWhore: "Scandal! Scandal! ''Look what I can do!''"
* BallsOfSteel: By virtue of not actually having any anymore.
* BerserkButton: He is hardly a nice guy, but when teamed with killers like Bane and Deadshot, he seems less dangerous and certainly [[CloudCuckooLander less focused.]] However, if you threaten Black Alice, he will [[LetsGetDangerous kill you painfully.]]
* BewareTheSillyOnes
* BreadEggsMilkSquick: Does quite a lot of these, especially when casually referencing his castration.
* {{Cloudcuckoolander}}: Rivals {{Deadpool}} for the biggest one in Western comics.
** [[{{Flanderization}} But not at first.]] In Villains United, he expressly rejects the notion that he's either funny or a clown.
* CompanionCube: The aforementioned stuffed Parademon.
* CoveredWithScars
* CrazyCatLady: He dresses his horde of pet monkeys up in cosplay outfits and refers to them as his 'adopted children'.
* CrouchingMoronHiddenBadass
** In one case, it's implied he scares Deadshot by being so angry that he stood up straight for the first time.
* TheDandy: Refers to himself as a "dandy freak" on one occasion.
* FauxAffablyEvil
* TheFriendNobodyLikes: his teammates (especially Scandal and Deadshot) are far from shy in telling him that he freaks them right the hell out.
* {{Flanderization}}: In the initial mini, Ragdoll is explicitly not funny, coming off more as a MadArtist assassin, but in subsequent books is the {{Cloudcuckoolander}} and FauxAffablyEvil comic relief of the book.
** WordOfGod says he was always that weird, and just got comfortable enough with the rest of the team that he stopped hiding it.
** To the authors credit, she does make some effort to integrate his two seemingly opposing characterizations by having him speak and behave the way he did in the initial mini in certain situations (most notably while rescuing Black Alice in issue #19.)
* GoodThingYouCanHeal: Years of horrible surgeries have given him [[BlessedWithSuck minimal rejection response to transplants]], so while he's had fingers and hands chopped off on several occasions it's not been permanent.
** WordOfGod is that Ragdoll does have a natural superpower: he recovers from surgery at a phenomenal rate. This was explicitly shown in Six Degrees of Devastation.
* HeartIsAnAwesomePower: His super-flexibility has all sorts of hidden bonuses, including making him really tough: the force from blunt impacts dissipates relatively harmlessly through his whole body and not even running him over or twisting his head round 180 degrees can break his spine.
* LeanAndMean: Weighs ''seventy-three pounds''.
* LegacyCharacter: Actually the third Ragdoll, though most people forget his elder brother.
* LethalJokeCharacter
* MadeOfIron: He can take multiple blows from superhumanly strong opponents and actually [[TooKinkyToTorture get off]] on it.
* MistakenIdentity: Before Villains United confirmed that he's the GoldenAge Ragdoll's son, a handful of fans noted that Ragdoll's flexibility, assassination training, and especially costume coloration reminded them of [[ComicBook/PlasticMan someone else entirely.]]
* NeckSnap: His favorite move. Doesn't work on him, though.
* NightmareFetishist: On passing out in Hell:
--> "All kinds of [[HornyDevils loathsome things]] might have had their way with me...[[BlackComedyRape and I missed all of it]]!"
* NotSoHarmlessVillain: A CloudCuckooLander in a clown suit whose superpower is ''bending himself?'' Well, laugh if you want, but...oh wait, he already wrapped around you and broke your neck. Or pushed you off a cliff...or drove a wrench into your skull...
** He says it himself: "You're one of those. One of those enemies who think I am only adorable, and not a threat to be measured most carefully. A joke, a jester, a jape in jammies. DO YOU KNOW HOW MANY OF THOSE PEOPLE ARE CORPSES NOW?!"
* OOCIsSeriousBusiness: Freaks the team out in a tense situation where he finally stands up straight(his default posture is somewhere between "slightly hunched over" and "full on crouched" in order to defend Black Alice.
* PersonalSpaceInvader: Basically his entire fighting style.
* SorryBillyButYouJustDontHaveLegs: [[DefiedTrope Fuck that.]] He ''gave'' himself superpowers with a "careful" regime of surgery!
* [[spoiler: TheSoulless]]
* ThereCanBeOnlyOne: He's willing to resort to murder to retain his position as 'team freak'.
* UglyCute: Especially when Nicola Scott draws him. [[invoked]]
** Black Alice agrees.
* WaifFu
[[/folder]]

[[folder: Bane]]

!!'''Bane'''

[[{{Knightfall}} The man who broke the Bat,]] and the only A-lister in the bunch, Bane has recently assumed control of the Six from Scandal. Having kicked his Venom habit, he now uses his cunning mind and natural strength to great effect. Has a weird-but-sweet fatherly relationship with Scandal. See [[ComicBook/{{Bane}} his page]] for more.

* {{Adorkable}}: Bane has a few moments of this, most notably when holding a small child [[spoiler: Bane initially thinks that he "broke it" when the child begins bawling uncontrollably, apparently forgetting that said child just saw Bane shot repeatedly AND kill the assailants bare-handed]] and when trying to ask a woman on a date [[spoiler: he says her hip size means she'd be good at producing children, and offers flowers and candy in ritual exchange for sexual favors later]].
* TheAtoner: He's not proud of his former dependence on the super-steroid Venom.
* BerserkButton: Don't hurt her or even threaten her in front of Bane. Remember what he did to [[{{Knightfall}} good 'ol Bats?]] He'll do that to you. Seriously, don't fuck with Scandal in front of Bane.
* BlackAndGrayMorality: Despite being TheAtoner, his morality's incredibly skewed. While his first impulse on finding a Get Out of Hell Free card is to destroy it, and frowns on slavery, he's also willing to work with Dwarfstar (though he still makes it clear that he's disgusted by him and is just barely tolerating him), and [[DisproportionateRetribution beat a man's face to pulp for disrespecting a stripper Bane's only just met.]]
* CombatPragmatist: What else would you expect from him?
* TheComicallySerious: As a result of being TheStoic.
* TheDeterminator: Bane shrugs off bullet wounds, even arterial ones after he applies a modicum of pressure. See also. Junior's entry for SadisticChoice.
* GeniusBruiser
* LightningBruiser
* NoSocialSkills: It's what happens when your entire childhood was spent fighting for your life in one of the world's toughest prisons.
* OverprotectiveDad: Even though he's not actually Scandal's father, he's quite protective of her, even [[CrowningMomentOfFunny interviewing her dates.]]
* PapaWolf: Threatening Scandal around him is a good way to end up a bloody stain. [[spoiler: It's the only reason he still keeps any Venom around at all.]]
* PrisonsAreGymnasiums: Bane was given a life sentence ''in utero''. Look at him now.
* TheStoic
* VillainDecay: Mostly removed. While not ''quite'' up to the level in ''Knightfall'', where he was the Evil Doc Savage, he's so far proven to be highly competent.
[[/folder]]

[[folder: Jeannette]]

!!'''Jeannette'''

A friend of Scandal's, the mysterious Jeannette is a centuries-old banshee who joins up with the Six in the first storyline of their ongoing. Created just for the series.

* TheBaroness
* BeautyMark
* BiTheWay: WordOfGod is that she and Scandal were together while they were in the Gulag, but they didn't work out as a couple in long term. Also counts as AmicableExes since they clearly still care for one another a great deal.
* BreakTheCutie: Her past... JESUS. The fact that Elizabeth Bathory was involved should clue you in.
* BrownNote: Her scream will ''seriously'' fuck you up.
* DarkActionGirl
* GrayEyes
* [[ImplacableMan Implacable Woman]]
* LightningBruiser
* MadeOfIron: Bullets just slow her down a little. Fans speculate that decapitation might kill her. (see MinorInjuryOverreaction below)
* MakeMeWannaShout: A particularly nasty one; she screams waves of death that can incapacitate even WonderWoman.
* MarkedChange: When she uses her banshee powers.
* MinorInjuryOverreaction: A justified one that also serves as a KryptoniteFactor: injure her neck in any way and she starts to panic, thinking she's being executed all over again.
* MsFanservice
* MysticalWhiteHair: Her hair was originally blond, but went white, [[LockedIntoStrangeness possibly out of trauma and/or becoming a banshee]].
* OfCorsetsSexy
* OriginalGeneration
* ReallySevenHundredYearsOld: Approximately 400 years old--as a child, she was raised in the household of Countess Bathory, who died in 1614.
* TheSpeechless: The trauma of living with Bathory left her unable to speak for years.
* SuperStrength
* TooSpicyForYogSothoth: Deadshot begs for a chaperone for his date with her in case [[TheVamp she takes advantage]].
* VaporWear: On more than one occasion she's been referred to as [[GoingCommando not wearing underwear]].
[[/folder]]

[[folder: Mockingbird II]]

!!'''Mockingbird II'''

The team's new employer, who essentially shanghais control of the team around the time of the Devil's Island mission. [[spoiler:Actually Amanda Waller, government agent and founder of the Suicide Squad.]] The Six only recently learned this Mockingbird's identity.

* TheChessmaster: Successfully manipulates the Six against the Suicide Squad in an attempt to get Deadshot to [[spoiler:rejoin the latter. It doesn't work, but it's really a win-win situation.]]
* [[spoiler:SamusIsAGirl]]
* [[spoiler:SassyBlackWoman]]
* SmugSnake
* WellIntentionedExtremist
* WouldHurtAChild: [[spoiler:Doesn't hesitate to punch out Black Alice when her taking of Nightshade's powers leaves them stranded, and Nightshade even [[WhatTheHellHero calls her out on this]]. Waller's response? IDidWhatIHadToDo.]].
[[/folder]]


!The Second Six

When Scandal, Ragdoll, Catman and Alice leave the team, Bane and Jeannette bring in some replacements.

[[folder: Dwarfstar]]

!!'''Dwarfstar'''

* AxCrazy
* FailOSuckyname: "Sylbert Rundine?"
* FastballSpecial: In a rare display of teamwork, he hides in the fletchings of one of Lady Vic's arrows to hop between boats.
* KnifeNut
* OhCrap: When he realizes [[spoiler:Giganta has learned he had Ryan Choi killed.]]
** [[spoiler:KickTheSonOfABitch: What ensued afterward.]]
* PsychoForHire
* SerialKiller
* SizeShifter
* TokenEvilTeammate: Everybody is disgusted by him.
* TooDumbToLive: Turns out [[spoiler:carrying out a hit on Giganta's boyfriend was a bad idea. He didn't know that the two of them were a couple at the time, but it was still an immensely bad plan.]]
** Oh, but he only gets even more stupid. Sure, he lived (albeit with every bone in his body broken), but considering [[spoiler: that he told Ray Palmer about Slade Wilson being the one who offed Ryan]]... yeah, once Wilson finds out, Rundine isn't going to be alive for much longer.
[[/folder]]

[[folder: Giganta]]

!!'''Giganta'''

See the [[Characters/WonderWoman Wonder Woman character sheet]] for more.

* AmazonianBeauty: DependingOnTheArtist, but moreso pre-''[[CrisisOnInfiniteEarths Crisis]]''. Nowadays, she's depicted as slim and athletic.
* DatingCatwoman: Dating Ryan Choi, the second Atom. [[spoiler: Who was murdered in a hit ordered by her teammate Dwarfstar. When she found out, [[ColdBloodedTorture vengeance]] [[ExtremeMeleeRevenge ensued.]]]]
** TinyGuyHugeGirl
* EvilIsSexy: Although the "Evil" is becoming more and more subverted over time; now, she's a PunchClockVillain at best and an {{Antivillain}} at worst. At the very least Ryan Choi thought so. [[invoked]]
* FieryRedhead
* GeniusBruiser: Her name isn't '''Dr.''' Doris Zeul for nothing. And at full-size, she's almost as [[SuperStrength strong]] and [[MadeOfIron durable]] as WonderWoman.
* PunchClockVillain
* SizeShifter: But just growing, not shrinking.
* StatuesqueStunner: [[AttackOfThe50FootWhatever Even without her powers]], she stands at an impressive height of 6'6".
* VaporWear: Recently averted; her [[IconicOutfit usual attire]] used to be the very NubileSavage-ish set of a leopard print top and matching {{loincloth}} and it was implied that [[GoingCommando she wasn't wearing anything underneath]], but as of ''One Year Later'', she's swapped it out for a [[HellBentForLeather leather jumpsuit]] (with a leopard print on the inside of the collar for visual identity).
* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: Vanishes from the book without a mention after the Skartaris arc, presumably due to being involved in alternate-history shenanigans over in WonderWoman.
[[/folder]]

[[folder: King Shark]]


!!'''King Shark'''

Currently a member of the first Secret Six.

* BerserkButton: He is a ''shark''. Do not suggest otherwise.
* TheBerserker: Technique doesn't really factor into his fighting style.
* BiTheWay: In a sequence in issue 33, a reporter asks if it's true he's dating Comicbook/{{Aquaman}}. While he doesn't answer, he doesn't object either.
* BigNo: When his personal damnation is revealed to him...[[spoiler: [[CoolAndUnusualPunishment eternity in a vegetarian resturant.]]]]
* BloodKnight: Generally a pretty easygoing guy, but never backs down from a good fight.
* BoisterousBruiser: One of the premiere examples in the DCU.
* ButtMonkey: But only before he joined the team, where every encounter with him ended with him getting maimed somehow.
* {{Cloudcuckoolander}}: While nowhere near as out there as Ragdoll, he is a fairly odd fellow. His habit of randomly namedropping B-movie titles is the prime example.
* CrouchingMoronHiddenBadass
* DoesNotLikeShoes
* EnsembleDarkHorse: Popular enough that [[spoiler: he's the only one of the four replacements who looks to be sticking around for a while]]. Not bad for someone who in recent years is mostly known as a punching bag for [[ComicBook/{{Superboy}} Conner Kent.]] [[invoked]]
* ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin: Unless you couldn't figure it out, he's a shark.
* EyeScream: Got his eye ripped out by Ragdoll.
* FishPeople: Don't call him that, though.
* GoodThingYouCanHeal: So far he's had his arm ripped off, his jaw broken and his eye ripped out.
* GotVolunteered: Need to find a clear path through a minefield? [[IronButtmonkey Send in the shark.]]
* HealingFactor
* InsistentTerminology: He is ''not'' a "fish man." He is a '''shark!'''
* LeeroyJenkins
* ManBitesMan: [[EverythingsEvenWorseWithSharks Comes with the territory.]] Although almost everyone on the team has done this at one point or another, it's basically his whole fighting style. In the Six's promotional video, his specialty is simply listed as "biting and chewing."
* PhysicalGod
* ProudToBeAGeek: His love of B-movies and the fact that his main complaint [[EyeScream when his eye is torn out]] is that [[FelonyMisdemeanor he won't be able to watch]] ''Film/{{Avatar}}.''
* [[RealMenEatMeat Real Shark-men Eat Meat]]
* RedEyesTakeWarning
* ToServeMan: Especially virgins (tender, delicious virgins!), and people with eating disorders.
* SubmissiveBadass: Happily defers to his teammates for orders, but woe betide anyone they aim him at.
* UnskilledButStrong: ''Incredibly'' strong (stated as being able to lift over 100 tons), but he doesn't really bother with anything even resembling technique or finesse.
* TheWorfEffect: To a degree, namely when Jeannette ripped his arm off and smashed his jaw.
[[/folder]]

[[folder: Lady Vic]]

!!'''Lady Vic'''

* AbsoluteCleavage
* AristocratsAreEvil
* BadassNormal
* EvilBrit
* KatanasAreJustBetter
* [[spoiler: LeftForDead: Gets her knees blown out by Deadshot and is abandoned in [[DeathWorld Skartaris.]].]]
* RevolversAreJustBetter
[[/folder]]

!Former Members

Because the team always tends toward six members (though it's had as many as eight at once), and the missions they go on tend to have high body counts, there's a high rate of turnover in the Six's ranks.

[[folder: Mockingbird]]

!!'''Mockingbird'''

The team's mysterious founder. [[spoiler:Actually LexLuthor, who formed the team to fight against the Secret Society formed by his doppelganger Alex Luthor in ''ComicBook/InfiniteCrisis''.]]. Left the Six to their own devices after they were no longer of use to him. [[spoiler:See the [[Characters/{{Superman}} Superman character sheet]] for more.]]
[[/folder]]

[[folder: Fiddler]]

!!'''Fiddler'''

An old man with a magic fiddle; he was one of the GoldenAge [[TheFlash Flash's]] enemies. One of the first recruits into the Secret Six, the Fiddler proved a liability in his first outing, so Deadshot executed him on Mockingbird's orders, and he later returns as an undead Black Lantern during the ''BlackestNight'' crossover to get revenge on the Six. See the [[Characters/TheFlash Flash character sheet]] for more.
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[[folder: Harley Quinn]]

!!'''Harley Quinn'''

Better known as SelfDemonstrating/TheJoker's PerkyFemaleMinion. Briefly joined the Six in one of their earlier outings under their own command. Quit the team when she decided to reform. See the [[Characters/{{Batman}} Batman character sheet]] for more.
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[[folder: Knockout]]

!!'''Knockout'''

One of the NewGods from Apokolips, a former member of Darkseid's Female Furies. When the Six were hired to infiltrate the Secret Society of Super-Villains, Knockout was their contact on the inside. She turned on the Society and joined them, revealing that she and Scandal were lovers. Like the rest of the New Gods, killed by the Infinity-Man. See the [[Characters/NewGods New Gods character sheet]] for more.
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[[folder: Mad Hatter]]

!!'''Mad Hatter'''

Was brought in when the team started out under its own leadership; they needed his expertise in mind-control devices to counter their enemy, Doctor Psycho. Was ingloriously pushed off a cliff by Ragdoll because there's "only room for one dandy freak on the team." See the [[Characters/{{Batman}} Batman character sheet]] for more.
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[[folder: Parademon]]

!!'''Parademon'''

One of the millions of airborne minions of Darkseid, it's unlikely that Parademon even knew his own name. Blew himself up in a fight with the Society. He had an off-beat friendship with Ragdoll, who stuffed his corpse and keeps it in his bedroom.

* TheBigGuy
* BloodKnight
* BoisterousBruiser[=/=]TheBrute
* GoOutWithASmile
* {{Mook|s}}
** BossInMookClothing: He's exceptionally tough and inventive for a Parademon. Just look at all those Mother Boxes he looted from dead New Genosians.
* SuicideAttack
* TakingYouWithMe
* TooKinkyToTorture: It reminds him of his Granny (Goodness, that is).
** [[spoiler: He doesn't mind that Ragdoll ultimately decides to leave him in Hell. He likes it there!]]
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[[folder: Black Alice]]

!!'''Black Alice'''

A newcomer to the team, Lori Zechlin is a teenage girl who can "borrow" the powers of any magically powered character in the DCU. She quit the Secret Six team after transporting them to the entrance to hell.

* BlackMagicianGirl
* DistaffCounterpart: Her power basically lets her turn into these, complete with {{Stripperiffic}} costume variant.
* {{Goth}}: And she's [[InsistentTerminology quite insistent]] that she's not {{Emo}}.
* InstantExpert: She seems quite skilled at using the magic powers she borrows, but it is eventually subverted when she reveals [[spoiler: that she tried to use healing magic to cure her father's asthma, but accidentally messed up his insides and gave him cancer.]]
** It's also further subverted when she clarifies that she suffers from PowerCreepPowerSeep, with exceptional levels of power being difficult to maintain for more than a few moments, and in the difference between calling upon people with limited or natural magical abilities, and someone who requires training -- Doctor Occult's one of the least powerful people she's tapped into, but his abilities proved too difficult to use reliably.
* LittleMissBadass: She's only 16 years old.
* MegaManning
* NightmareFetishist: As evidenced by her crush on Ragdoll. Even he was a bit creeped out by this.
* ScrewThisImOuttaHere: She quit the team rather than go with them to Hell. her previous encounter with the place left her that traumatized. Ragdoll notes, when they return, that her room was so bare it was like she was never even there.
* TroublingUnchildlikeBehaviour: As Catman notes during their first meeting, she saw them set up a pedophile killer for death at the hands of the father of one of his victims and didn't even blink.
** And then asked for a job.
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!(Worse) Villains

[[folder: Junior]]

!!'''Junior'''

A mysterious crime lord, who controls the entire West-Coast mob from a crate, using only a pad of paper and a phone. [[spoiler:Actually Ragdoll's sister Alex.]]

* BerserkButton: Do NOT look at their face or body.
* BodyHorror[=/=]FacialHorror: Due to numerous self-inflicted mutilations.
* DepravedBisexual: Mentions "forced relations" with both men and women, but this may have more to do with how ''severely'' fucked up Junior's concept of sexuality is, thanks to the below FreudianExcuse.
* DisneyVillainDeath: Subverted; [[spoiler: she takes a long fall at the end of her Birds of Prey appearance...but the Birds [[GenreSavvy don't believe for a minute that it killed her.]]]]
* DisproportionateRetribution: An unfortunate prostitute demands that Junior let her use a pay phone. [[OffWithHisHead Junior tears off her head]]. ''Barehanded''.
* DualWielding: Scissors, in their ''Birds of Prey'' appearance.
* TheFaceless: Until TheReveal.
* FanDisservice: HOLY CRAP YES. Four words: Nude scene. Without warning.
* FreudianExcuse: Has a big one, [[spoiler:mainly her father sexually abusing her,]] not that it's really an excuse for anything.
* FullFrontalAssault: *[[{{Squick}} vomits]]*
* GirlInABox: A particularly horrific version.
* MusclesAreMeaningless: Despite being pretty much skin and bones, you '''really''' don't want to try to pick a fight with Junior.
* MutilationInterrogation: A skilled practitioner.
* NeverFoundTheBody: After being blasted by a large group of villains and diving off a bridge in flames, is assumed dead. [[spoiler: She survived, and is currently menacing the ComicBook/BirdsOfPrey.]]
* NightmareFace: Imagine if [[LordOfTheRings Gollum]] were a [[{{Firefly}} Reaver]].
* SadisticChoice: Junior's preferred means of torture is to threaten to kill someone, or else kill their family and friends, the victim's choice. [[spoiler: It's a lie, and the victim is usually the only one to die. Junior leaves their body where the family -- preferably the children -- can find it, with a tape recording of their dead loved one begging Junior to kill the family instead.]]
** Averted with Bane. When Junior attempts the above on him, counting out several dozen bricks in a pile and throwing them at him, counting down each time, before offering the SadisticChoice to save himself or the rest of the Six. Bane [[spoiler: interrupts her, tells her that he picks himself, and reminds her of her place in the counting. This is juxtaposed with the rest of the Six voting four-to-one to abandon him.]]
* [[spoiler:SamusIsAGirl]]
* SuperStrength: Despite having no muscle mass whatsoever, Junior can still tear off people's heads barehanded.
* RazorSharpHand: Stabs two fingers into Bane's shoulder while fighting him.
* RoguesGalleryTransplant: [[spoiler: Was seemingly meant to become a ComicBook/BirdsOfPrey villain, but the DC reboot cut it short.]]
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[[folder: Cheshire]]

!!'''Cheshire'''

A poison-loving assassin and former member of the Six, who betrayed them to the Society in the opening story arc and has popped up again a number of times since. See the [[Characters/ComicbookTeenTitans Teen Titans character sheet]] for more.

* AcquiredPoisonImmunity
* ArchEnemy: The closest the Six has to one, but mostly to Catman in particular. She's also Roy Harper's.
* AsianBabymama: To Catman, and earlier to Roy Harper/Arsenal/Red Arrow.
* AxCrazy: God '''DAMN'''.
* BadassNormal
* TheChessmaster: What's the best way to manipulate a superhero and a supervillain who both hate your guts? Have their kids. She also once set up a convoluted revenge scheme in ''ComicBook/BirdsOfPrey'' that started off with Jade framing ''herself''.
* TheChewToy: Any time Gail uses her, Cheshire inevitably gets her ass handed to her. She's been thrown out of a helicopter, tortured, shot in the chest, forced to eat Solomon Grundy's cooked flesh, beaten within an inch of her life by Jeannette and then kicked upside the head by Tarantula, left as a bloody heap on the floor by three mercenaries hired to steal her son, [[spoiler: and then told said son was killed when he's really alive and been adopted by a loving couple.]]
* ChronicBackstabbingDisorder: Unfortunately for her the Society [[RewardedAsATraitorDeserves aren't idiots.]]
* DarkActionGirl
* DirtyCoward: Any time she gets cornered by Roy Harper or Thomas Blake she's quick to make some mention of the fact that she had their respective children. Also, for all intents and purposes, we've seen that while Jade is quick to dish out some extreme punishment, she's barely able to receive any back without pulling tail. See her encounter with Jeannette.
* DragonLady
* EvenEvilHasStandards: An inversion of sorts. Deathstroke shot her after she divulged the location of the Six because she sold out her own team.
* EvilerThanThou: When the only other villain you're listed with under "(Worse) Villains" is '''Junior''', you ''know'' you're a monster. Gail Simone's stated Cheshire is one character whom she never writes with any redeeming qualities and cites her nuclear genocide of Qurac as the reason why.
* EvilIsPetty
* EvilMatriarch: She set out to murder Black Canary because she's taken care of Lian, and the girl comes to see Canary as more of a mother than Cheshire. Of course, whether or not her love for her child is genuine is still up for debate.
** Given how she genuinely didn't seem to care that [[spoiler:Lian was being used as leverage, or that she died]]...
* FemmeFatalons
* FreudianExcuse: She was sold into slavery at a very young age.
* IHaveAFamily: When Jeannette is dangling her off the roof of a casino by her hair Cheshire tries to get out of it by saying she has a baby, while Jeannette simply responds that she doesn't care.
* ItsAllAboutMe: She has no regard for anyone else unless she can use them.
* KarmaHoudini: Averted multiple times, at least when Gail Simone's the author.
* LackOfEmpathy
* LaserGuidedKarma: See TheChewToy. If Gail Simone's the writer, Cheshire will always get what's coming to her.
* [[ManipulativeBastard Manipulative Bitch]]: She purposefully nuked Qurac because she knew if anyone would try to call her out on it they would have to remember she destroyed a country considered to be the terrorist capital of the world and may have considered it a blessing. She basically killed millions just to troll everyone.
* MasterPoisoner
* TheMillstone: Almost any time a story is being done about Roy and Lian Harper, chances are the main source of drama will come from their relation to Cheshire. Roy will angst over the fact that he was in love with a genocidal maniac and that Lian will hve to deal with the fact that her mother is a manipulative bitch who could never stop hurting others even if she wanted to (which is not very likely). Some authors have tried to get Roy to move past his old relationship, while others have ignored those movements forward for the sake of cheap drama. ''The Trial Of Cheshire'' in the first ''Titans'' volume is a decent example of this.
* MoralityPet: Her daughter Lian, and later her son by Catman, Thomas Jr.. [[spoiler:Now Lian is dead, and Catman convinced her that her son was too, so the MoralityChain may be severed]]. However, when Lian's safety was held over head to ensure her cooperation with the team, she was more than willing to conceive a replacement child just to leave the Six and betray them.
* MoralEventHorizon: In-universe it's usually considered to be her nuking {{Qurac}} ForTheEvulz in ''Deathstroke #19''.
* MuggingTheMonster: The mercenary who went after her and tried to rape her probably should have read up on her history first. Let's just say it doesn't end well for him.
-->'''Cheshire''': To be fair, he ''does'' have the kind of face that looks better in rictus.
* PoisonedWeapons: Tends to use her fingernails, among other things.
* PsychoForHire
* TheSociopath: Has in fact referred to herself as a "well-known sociopath".
* TokenEvilTeammate: When she was part of the Six.
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