[[caption-width-right:300: L to R, T to B: Nova, Firestar, Justice, Speedball, Night Thrasher, Namorita. The guy in the back is Gideon, a villain.]]

''The New Warriors'' is a team of young superheroes published by the Creator/MarvelComics company. Created in the 1990s as Marvel's answer to Creator/DCComics' ''ComicBook/TeenTitans'', they were at first, like the Titans, composed mostly of teenage superheroes who had already appeared in other comics, though new characters were added as well. Among their most notable members are:

* Dwayne Taylor / '''Night Thrasher''', an orphaned African-American who uses his parents' inheritance to create a gadget-equipped suit (and a skateboard) and organize the group to avenge the murder of his parents, sort of an urbanized Batman. Created specifically for the series.
* Richard "Richie" Rider / '''Comicbook/{{Nova}}''', whose origin resembles that of [[GreenLantern Hal Jordan]]: inheriting the powers of a dying alien member of the Nova Corps. First appeared in his original solo comic, which ran in the mid-to-late '70s, languished in obscurity before Thrasher restored his powers and recruited him for the Warriors, and has since had three ongoing solo series of varying success. Recently TookALevelInBadAss.
* Robert "Robbie" Baldwin / '''Speedball''', an unsuccessful attempt by Franchise/SpiderMan co-creator Creator/SteveDitko to create [[FollowTheLeader another character]] whose struggles with friends, family and school are complicated by his superpowers, albeit with more wackiness. He possesses the ability to redirect kinetic energy, which he uses mostly for bouncing. The team series kept the family problems but recast him as the mostly-ineffectual PluckyComicRelief, although he gets more competent as the series progresses.
* Angelica Jones / '''Firestar''', a mutant girl with microwave heat powers. CanonImmigrant from ''WesternAnimation/SpiderManAndHisAmazingFriends'', brought into the comics as a student of the then-villainous ComicBook/EmmaFrost.
* Vance Astrovik / '''Justice''', originally called Marvel Boy. The alternate past version of Major Victory from both Comicbook/GuardiansOfTheGalaxy teams. A mutant with telekinetic powers; he and Firestar dated and were engaged.
* Namorita Prentiss / '''Namorita''', cousin of Namor the ComicBook/SubMariner, prince of Atlantis.

Other members include Rage, a super-strong [[AngryBlackMan angry young Black man]], Silhouette, a crippled girl with darkness powers who fights crime on crutches; Turbo, actually a guy and a girl who shared the superpowered Torpedo costume between them; Hindsight Lad, a nerdy JokeCharacter; Microbe, who could make people sick, and a few others. The most famous non-original members include ComicBook/{{Darkhawk}}, [[Comicbook/CloakAndDagger Cloak & Dagger]], the ComicBook/ScarletSpider, and [[ComicBook/TheAwesomeSlapstick Slapstick]].

The first series started in 1990, thrived during the comics industry's boom years following, limped through the market's contraction and finally ended in 1996. Firestar and Justice "graduated" to the ranks of Comicbook/TheAvengers, while the rest of the cast went their separate ways.

In a later revival, the team was deprived of their funding, forcing them to star in a RealityShow in order to make ends meet.

Whilst filming an episode of their reality show, the team entered a fight with several supervillains in Stamford, Connecticut. One of the villains, Nitro[[note]]A former Captain Marvel villain[[/note]], caused an explosion which killed the majority of the team, their camera crew and destroyed several city blocks, including an Elementary School. The New Warriors became the face of superhero negligence and were the catalyst of ''ComicBook/CivilWar''. Speedball survived, but with an [[{{Wangst}} extreme]] case of SurvivorGuilt. The very term "New Warrior" became an insult amongst people who hated Supers, much to the annoyance of the former team members and the majority of the team was forced to register under the Super Human Registration Act & receive formal training; the exceptions being Justice[[note]]Instructor for the Initiative[[/note]], Nova[[note]]Off-world dealing with Nova Corps business[[/note]], Firestar[[note]]Retired[[/note]] and Speedball[[note]]Assumed the identity of Penance and placed on the ComicBook/{{Thunderbolts}} roster[[/note]].

At the same time, a new group led by someone in a Night Thrasher costume began calling themselves "New Warriors" and striking at the government that passed the SuperRegistrationAct. However, with the exception of Night Thrasher, every member of the team was a former member of the X-Men depowered following the events of ''ComicBook/HouseOfM''. With a lack of trust between Night Thrasher and the rest of the team, due to Night Thrasher secretly working to resurrect the original Night Thrasher and using the rest of the team as a distraction on numerous occasions, the former X-Men eventually tired of his leadership and disbanded after a trip to an alternate future where the original Night Thrasher had been resurrected, manuevered his way into office as Head of S.H.I.E.L.D, stole the Iron Man armor for himself (Tony Stark took the Night Thrasher identity) and banished the majority of the superheroes to the Negative Zone.

Eventually, the former New Warriors who had joined the Initiative, along with the surviving Scarlet Spiders, left after they felt the Initiative was becoming corrupt and needed someone to regulate them to stop an abuse of power, adopting the name '''Counter Force''' until the current New Warriors team disbanded, at which point they recruited the second Night Thrasher and briefly took the New Warriors name back, before Tigra & Gauntlet joined them and renamed the group the '''Avengers Resistance''' in the wake of ComicBook/NormanOsborn taking control following ''Secret Invasion''. This team operated until the events of ''ComicBook/{{Siege}}'', when they mounted an attack on the former Initiative training camp to keep Osborn's back-up occupied whilst the ComicBook/NewAvengers & ''Secret Warriors'' fought the ComicBook/DarkAvengers. After their victory, the Avengers Resistance disbanded. A new team wouldn't reform until phase 2 of ''Comicbook/MarvelNOW'', when Speedball, Justice, and the second Nova all find themselves being thrown into the Second Evolutionary War. The new team consists of founding members Speedball and Justice, and new members Nova II, Scarlet Spider, Hummingbird, Sun Girl, Haechi and Water Snake.

A Comicbook/MarvelNOW [[ComicBook/NewWarriors2014 relaunch for the series]] is written by Creator/ChristopherYost and drawn by Marcus To. Speedball and Justice from the original series will be back, with some new recruits like the latest ComicBook/{{Nova}} and Comicbook/{{Scarlet Spider|2012}} as well.

The series is also being adapted for television as part of the Franchise/MarvelCinematicUniverse for Creator/{{Freeform}}, starring first-time New Warrior ComicBook/SquirrelGirl, along with Night Thrasher, Speedball, Debrii, Microbe, and [[ComicBook/GreatLakesAvengers Mister Immortal]]. Quite unusually for the franchise, it's a half hour comedy series.

* AbusiveParents: Marvel Boy's father beat him for being "different". Eventually Vance lashed out at him with his telekinetic powers...and killed him.
* AGodAmI: Nova's archenermy Sphinx is this. He/she had fought the New Warriors and altered reality twice.
* ArmouredClosetGay: Justice's father. Justice somehow travels back in time and sees that his own father was gay and beaten by his father for it, which is why he later grows up to be abusive to his own son for being a mutant.
* AndNowForSomeoneCompletelyDifferent: New Warriors Vol. 4 didn't feature a ''single'' former member of the team, instead filling the roster with X-Men characters who had been depowered following ''ComicBook/HouseOfM''. Whilst there ''was'' a Night Thrasher on the team, it was quickly revealed to be the younger brother of the original.
* AnimalThemedSuperbeing: The Scarlet Spider when he was a member.
* AppropriatedAppellation: The New Warriors got named when a random reporter referred to them that way, and Night Thrasher hurriedly announced they'd be sticking with that before any of his team could come up with anything more embarrassing.
* AscendedExtra - Except for Thrasher, the original cast members were protagonists of cancelled series (Nova, Speedball) or minor supporting characters elsewhere. Several characters went on to new solo series, Nova being the most successful (albeit intermittently.)
** Likewise, the latest version of the team was made up of numerous depowered former X-Men and students of the Xavier Institute, including Jubilee, Angel Salvadore, Beak, and the remnants of the Omega Gang.
* AscendedFanboy - Hindsight, and Marvel Boy gushes so much super-hero trivia that his teammates nickname him "Super-Tights".
** Also Turbo (Mike Jeffries).
* AsianBabymama - Silhouette's mother
* BattleCouple - Tempest and Blackwing on the latest team, on the original: Thrasher and Silhouette, Firestar and Justice, Nova and Namorita.
* BewareTheNiceOnes: Firestar is the nicest redhead girl of the group but if any loved one or friend is threatened, she becomes fearsome. One of the boys who had raped her [[{{muggles}} best friend]] in the party found the hard way.
* BewareTheSillyOnes: Speedball may look ridiculous with his costume, powers and his attitude but he has proven himself a badass at times. In the tie-in issue of ''[[ComicBook/TheInfinityWar Infinity War]]'' crossover, Speedball found an evil doppelganger of himself terrorising his mother and destroyed the doppelganger with a lot of kinetic energy bubbles.
* BigGuyLittleGuy: Rage and Speedball
* BlondeBrunetteRedhead: Namorita (blonde), Silhouette (brunette) and Firestar (redhead)
* BouncingBattler: Speedball is the poster boy for this trope.
* BullyingTheDragon: Yes, Mr. Astrovik, do continue beating your powerful telekinetic son. It'll end well for you. Made especially worse when Vance ''has'' retaliated against his father with his powers in the past. Slow learner, Mr. Astrovik is.
* CanonImmigrant - Firestar. Originally she was from Spider-Man and his Amazing Friends cartoon
%%* TheCape - Justice
* CListFodder - The various incarnations of the team generally draw their ranks from this pool.
* ClothesMakeTheSuperman - The original Thrasher and several of the current team members depend on gadgets for their powers
* ClonesArePeopleToo: [[spoiler:Namorita is the clone of Namora, Sub-Mariner's seldom-seen cousin. Namorita is a much more of a major character, appearing continually whereas Namora sometimes goes decades without having her existence acknowledged. Until recently anyway. Namorita has died and now Namora appears more frequently. Basically, Namora couldn't have children, so she had her science folks implant her with an embryo made entirely from herself. The plot has always treated her like more of a daughter, though her clone status has been discovered and caused trouble at times]].
* ColdBloodedTorture: The New Warriors broke in into Gideon's house to interrogate him for the information of the ties of the Taylor Foundation had to Ophrah Industries. However, it horribly backfired on them as they were unprepared for Gideon's mutant power of other mimicking superpowers and skills that he easily defeated them. In return, he tortured Marvel Boy and Firestar while saying out the [[ToThePain painful details]].
* ComingOfAgeStory - Vance's time in the Vault causes CharacterDevelopment and the transition from Marvel Boy to Justice.
* CoolBoard: Night Thrasher's skateboard.
* CursedWithAwesome: Firestar may have visually awesome fire powers (microwave heat) but her microwave heat powers also render her sterile if she uses it too much.
** Later Averted when Firestar and Justice joined the Avengers; [[ComicBook/AntMan Hank Pym]] discovers a genetic potential for immunity to her own powers that failed to develop naturally, and provides tech to stimulate those dormant genes.
* UsefulNotes/TheDarkAgeOfComicBooks - Some see the team as being part of this
* DarkAgeOfSupernames - Night Thrasher, Rage, Darkhawk
* DeadPersonImpersonation: Volx, Queen of the Dire Wraiths, kills and impersonates Mike Jeffries (Turbo)
* DeliberatelyPainfulClothing: After becoming the only active member of the New Warriors to survive the Stamford Incident, in which 612 people - many of them kids - died, Robbie Baldwin, formerly known as Speedball, started calling himself Penance and donned a new costume, the inside of which was lined with 612 spikes that constantly pierced his flesh, to remind him of all the people who died. This was also because his guilt over the mass death made him psychosomatically incapable of using his powers unless he was in pain.
* DeusExitMachina: Nova is at times written out of some New Warriors issues by losing his Nova Force powers or going away on a space mission as he is one of the most powerful members of the team.
* DieOrFly - Night Thrasher recruits Nova this way. Nova is less than thrilled.
** Not helped by the fact that [[HowDidYouKnowIDidnt Night Thrasher was pretty much making a lucky guess]]. Later he gives us the data he was working off of, and there was only a ''thirty-five percent chance'' that Nova's powers could be reactivated.
* DisabilityAlibi: In a 2006 story a pair of detectives are trying to determine the identity of the new Night Thrasher, as he and his New Warriors are acting in deliberate violation of the SuperRegistrationAct. Naturally, their first suspect is Donyell Taylor, the half-brother of the previous Night Thrasher, but his alibi is that he could not be engaging in vigilante actions because he lost both of his legs in an accident. [[spoiler:Of course, it's later revealed that his supposed legless appearance is the result of an image inducer, and he ''is'' in fact the new Night Thrasher.]]
* EvasiveFightThreadEpisode: The New Warriors once fought X-Force with no clear winner, although there was a double-KO when Nova and Cannonball collided.
* EvilOldFolks: [[spoiler:Tai]] in 'Nothing But The Truth' storyline.
* {{Expy}} - Bandit (to the X-Men's Comicbook/{{Gambit}}) and Chord (to the X-Men's Comicbook/{{Cable}}; they even worked together once as mercenaries) The original Night Thrasher bears a distinct similarity to Franchise/{{Batman}}. As he was a character created by market research conducted in 1989, it's perhaps unsurprising that the result was "Batman-Punisher-Skateboard". (Fabian even referred to him as "Bat Punisher" in his pitch.)
* FaceHeelTurn - Hindsight Lad, who outed several of the surviving Warriors in the wake of the Stamford incident, because he felt betrayed by the dead Warriors' actions.
* FadSuper - Night Thrasher and his skateboard gimmick, although no less than ThePunisher comments, "I called it stupid? It's a shield, a weapon and transport. Maybe ''I'' should get one..."
* FlyingFirepower: Unlike her original cartoon version, Firestar controlled microwave energy instead of fire, but the uses and effects were largely the same.
* ForegoneConclusion: When the 3rd series of New Warriors issues were cancelled, the fans knew their fate before Civil War started.
* FunPersonified: Speedball in his New Warrior days
* FutureMeScaresMe - Vance's initial reaction to his future self, Vance Astro.
%%* GetOutOfJailFreeCard - Subverted
* HammeredIntoTheGround - In one annual, Nova had a day dream in which he kicked the crap out of ComicBook/{{Magneto}}, Doctor Doom, and ComicBook/{{Galactus}} at the same time. At one point, he hammers Magneto into the ground in this manner.
* HandicappedBadass - Silhouette.
* HenshinHero: Robbie Baldwin transforms into Speedball whenever he absorbs any impact.
* KarmaHoudini: Eugenix, a villain team introduced during the New Warriors' involvement in ''ComicBook/TheCloneSaga'' and obsessed with improving the human race by killing or sterilizing whoever they considered genetically inferior, were last seen in the second issue of the second volume of ''New Warriors'', where they escaped the heroes and remained unpunished for all the people they killed or sterilized.
* LegacyCharacter - Turbo, whose armor belonged to The Torpedo, an ally of ComicBook/RomSpaceknight (who's been ExiledFromContinuity due to [[ScrewedByTheLawyers legal issues with]] Creator/{{Hasbro}}). Justice/Marvel Boy is an odd inversion: his ComicStrip/BuckRogers-like future self, Vance Astro of the Guardians Of The Galaxy, was introduced first, and he travels back in time to prevent the present Vance from becoming an astronaut. Vance's Marvel Boy costume is modeled on Astro's black-and-white spacesuit. The Scarlet Spiders also joined the Counter Force[=/=]Avengers Resistance incarnation of the group, wearing modified versions of the Iron Spider armor. Also, the current Night Thrasher is the brother of the first, who was killed.
** Nova, Scarlet Spider, and Sun Girl will be these in the Marvel NOW! volume. Nova and Sun Girl also count as AffirmativeActionLegacy heroes.
* LetsWaitAwhile - Vance and Angelica decide not to consummate their relationship (literally) in the wake of his aborted jailbreak.
* LuckilyMyShieldWillProtectMe: Night Thrasher occasionally uses his skateboard as a shield. A retractable blade is built into the nose, but otherwise it's mostly used for defense. The Punisher, of all people, commented:
-->"I called it stupid? It serves as a shield, a weapon and transport. Maybe ''I'' should get one."
* MissingMom: Firestar's mother is not mentioned in any backstory, she lives with her father.
* MissionControl: Hindsight Lad (before his FaceHeelTurn)
* MonsterModesty - Namorita already had ankle-wings and pointy ears before turning into a [[BlueSkinnedSpaceBabe blue skinned water babe]]. Considering her costumes were usually {{Stripperiffic}}, she invoked this trope.
** Considering that she and her cousin Namor are both amphibious and were raised in Atlantean society, doesn't it make sense that both of them wear outfits that are essentially swimsuits? One wonders at the practicality of full-blooded Atlanteans in the Marvel Universe, who are often portrayed as dressing in voluminous, heavy robes and dresses--''underwater''.
* MostCommonSuperPower - Jubilee (of the X-Men, now a New Warrior) is suddenly more busty
* MsFanservice - Jubilee in the latest lineup, Namorita in the original. When she temporarily wore battle armor, Speedball lampshaded this with the comment, "Lordy, do I miss that bikini."
* NoEndorHolocaust - Subverted in the explosion that killed the original team and set up ''ComicBook/CivilWar''.
* NoOneCouldSurviveThat - Spider-Man has to convince the team this can happen
* ParentalAbandonment: Night Thrasher is initially driven by the murder of his parents when he was a child. Rage was an orphaned child and raised by his grandmother until she was murdered by Poison Memories gangsters.
* PrisonEpisode: After he was convicted of killing his abusive father (actually a negligent homicide), Marvel Boy spent several issues in The Vault, a prison for Superpowered-Individuals.
** Speedball also spent his time in prison during Civil War crossover as he was wrongly accused of destroying Stamford. [[BreakTheCutie With days of torment, being powerless, branded as the 'Most Hated Man' and near-death experience]], Robbie Baldwin [[ShooOutTheClowns abandons his Speedball phase and becomes Penance]].
* ReedRichardsIsUseless - The first team tried to intervene in the Trans-Sabal civil war, only to make things ''worse''.
* RePower - The current Warriors are depowered mutants using stolen or reverse-engineered technology
* RoaringRampageOfRevenge: In one storyline, the mafia Poison Memories had targeted the family members of the New Warriors as part of a vendetta against the Warriors and one of them was Elvin's grandmother who was killed by the gangsters. Elvin Haliday (also known as Rage) was very pissed-off and went after the gangsters that on the final confrontation, he brutally snapped the neck of the gang leader as a result.
* RunningGag: People getting [[AccidentalMisnaming Robbie Baldwin's codename]] [[http://40.media.tumblr.com/13c02b449955e2eafed5d0886412271c/tumblr_nc9a36reVq1ru09bvo4_400.jpg wrong]].
* SelfRestraint: Marvel Boy's refusal to be busted out of prison.
* ShadowWalker: Silohuette can transport through shadows.
* SomethingPerson - Marvel Boy
* StolenGoodReturnedBetter: Played with this a bit. The character Silhouette stole an Unstable Molecule costume from Reed Richards (she could meld into the shadows for teleportation but would always lose her clothes in the process since they can't meld with her, forcing her to find something with less FanService.) She shed her old costume and stole the new one, feeling guilty about the situation afterwards. She tried to return it to Richards but he was fine with the situation and ended up tweaking it slightly for her and offering to make further costumes in the future.
* {{Stripperific}} - Namorita's preferred costume is a ''bathing suit.'' Frequently a bikini, as depicted above.
* SuperheroSobriquets: Speedball is known as 'The Masked Marvel' and Nova is known as 'The Human Rocket'.
* TarotMotifs: Every introduction page of 'Justice: Four Balance' mini-series starts off with the image of Vance holding the scales as a motif of Justice tarot card.
* TelescopingRobot - Tattoo, of the current group (actually a PoweredArmor)
* TokenMinorityCouple: Night Thrasher (black guy) and Silhouette (a handicapped half-black, half-Cambodian girl)
** If mutants are counted, it's Justice and Firestar.
* TornadoMove: Turbo was the name given to two different characters who mostly appeared in the ''New Warriors'' as members.
* TrueLoveIsBoring: To be fair, Fabian Nicieza (the man who made Justice and Firestar a couple in the first place) said that he had always planned to split them up, but simply left the book before he was able to. Nonetheless, later authors had the pair get engaged and used them as an introspective of what it's like to be young would-be newlyweds working as [[Comicbook/TheAvengers Avengers]]. However, eventually, the two characters wound up back in the hands of Nicieza, who promptly broke them up.
* TwoferTokenMinority: Silhouette is half-black, half-Cambodian, female and handicapped.
* WolverinePublicity - Towards the end of the first volume, the [[Comicbook/ScarletSpider Scarlet Spider]] was shoehorned into the cast to boost flagging sales.
* WorkingWithTheEx: Justice and Firestar.
* YoungerThanTheyLook: Rage was about 14 when he started his superhero career, but looked like he was at least 30 due to his gargantuan size and muscles. Of course, prior to getting his powers he looked like a regular kid. In any case, this gives him the distinction of being the youngest Avenger ever - so young that when the team discovered his true age they sent him to the New Warriors and told him to come back when he was 18.
** Actually the Avengers kept Rage on the team even after learning his age; he was, however, demoted to "training" status. It wasn't until he stole one of their jets to help the New Warriors that they kicked him off the team, and the New Warriors took him in.
** Speedball was about 15 when he joined the New Warriors, he looked like he was at least 18 or early 20s when he is in his superhero persona. When Chord told Speedball to drop his superhero stint and go undercover, he transformed back to the short, scrawny Robbie Baldwin much to the surprise of his teammates in the early issues.
*** When Rage joined the New Warriors, he and Speedball became good friends when they found that they had something in common, forming a classic BigGuyLittleGuy duo (as even in "hero" form, the skinny Speedball is dwarfed by Rage's massive physique.