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Batman (Bruce Wayne)
Voiced by Diedrich Bader (adult), Zachary Gordon (child), Corey Burton (Bat-Manga version), and Frank Welker (Scooby-Doo version)
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The quick-thinking straight man in the action-packed and often hilarious world of The Brave and the Bold, Batman is relentless in his pursuit of justice and infinitely patient in his dealings with quirky guest stars and sidekicks. This Batman isn't the brooding Dark Knight we've come to know in recent years but is equally fast with a dry joke or a flying Batarang.

  • Adaptation Origin Connection: "Return of the Fearsome Fangs!" has flashbacks that depict Bruce Wayne training alongside Bronze Tiger and the Terrible Trio prior Bruce to becoming Batman. While Bronze Tiger is himself a martial artist, who's no hints Ben Turner ever trained with Bruce and the Terrible Trio aren't martial artists in the comics.
  • Animal Motifs: Bats as his name may indicate.
  • Attack of the 50-Foot Whatever: To even the odds against Equinox in "The Fate of Equinox!".
  • Badass Normal: He has no powers but is still a highly effective hero.
  • Badass Cape: Just look at it. Then again, Batman always has one.
  • Bad Habits: Thoroughly questions a hospitalized and fading fast ex-gangster while dressed as a priest to learn Joe Chill's name and location.
  • Batman Gambit: Uses these often, as he is the Trope Namer.
  • Big Brother Mentor: To pretty much every superhero and superheroine.
  • Cassandra Truth: He unsuccessfully attempts to warn Craddock in "Trials of the Demon!" of what his Deal with the Devil will get ultimately him.
  • Celibate Hero: Unless, of course, it involves Catwoman.
  • Chest Insignia: Doubles as an emergency batarang.
  • Chick Magnet: Catwoman, Black Canary; even Huntress and Batwoman flirt with him. Even Poison Ivy has a fondness for him as she considered sparing him if he agreed to marry her.
  • Clear My Name: After Owlman pretends to be him for three weeks.
  • The Comically Serious: Batman's lines and the situations he gets into are often incredibly absurd, but he never shows any sign of letting The Stoic image slip.
    Sorry, Mrs. Manface, the Hammer of Justice is unisex!
    That was an ape, driving a cab.
    Can't talk. Skiing ninjas with lasers.
  • Cool Car: The Batmobile.
  • Crazy-Prepared:
    • Has pretty much anything and everything stored in that belt of his, from a length of rope to dog biscuits.
    • He hid bolt-holes and secret tunnels all over Gotham.
    • The Bat-Computer has files on it detailing the way to subdue his fellow superheroes if they ever wound up under someone else's control. This comes back to bite Bats in the butt, when Owlman manages to find them and use them.
  • Femme Fatalons: When he switched bodies with Katrina Moldov.
  • Heroic Willpower: Constantly.
    "They tell me it's all about will and will's one thing I've got plenty of!"
  • He Who Must Not Be Seen: While not masked until "Chill Of the Night" when he's confronting Joe Chill, the man who murdered his parents.
  • Horrible Judge of Character: He believed Sinestro was trustworthy (in fairness, Sinestro was a Green Lantern at the time).
  • Hypocritical Humor: If he gets into a childish competition with Green Arrow, he'll tell Arrow to stop being so childish...then immediately one-up him.
  • I Call It "Vera": Beware his Hammers of Justice.
  • Invincible Hero: To the point that it gets a Lampshade Hanging. And at the same time somewhat averted. Batman is hailed as the greatest hero, but loses several fights and has to be rescued a couple of times by other heroes or a stroke of luck.
  • Lighter and Softer: Compared to pretty much every other version of Batman. While he is gruff and aloof, he's much more pleasant towards other heroes, willingly working with them and even calling Green Arrow a friend.
  • Master of Unlocking: The lockpick in his gloves got him out of more jams than his Utility Belt ever did.

    Special Guest Heroes 

The Atom II (Ryan Choi)
Voiced by James Sie
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An Asian-American scientist whose costume allows him to shrink himself (and others) down in size, up to microscopic size. He's a Legacy Character, having inherited the costume from the previous wearer, Ray Palmer. He's the type to solve everything by thinking first, but at least once lost his composure and went into an Unstoppable Rage.

  • Straight Man: To AQUAMAN.
  • Surrounded by Idiots: His speaking appearances have all teamed him up with AQUAMAN.
  • 10-Minute Retirement: Retires from being the Atom sometime before "Sword of the Atom!" to focus on his academic career. AQUAMAN pulls him out of it to look for Ray Palmer (Atom I) and Batman, who disappeared searching for the former.

Aqualad (Garth)
Voiced by Zack Shada (teenager) and Zachary Gordon (child)
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AQUAMAN's fun to be around isn't he? Trying having to work with him on a full time basis. Aqualad is the sidekick to the king of the seas, and doesn't get the respect he deserves.

  • Remember the New Guy: A minor case. Speedy and Robin appeared in an episode each before "Sidekicks Assemble!". Aqualad only got a mention.
  • Sidekick: He's AQUAMAN's sidekick.

AQUAMAN (Arthur Curry)
Voiced by John DiMaggio
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Both valiant and vainglorious, AQUAMAN is the barrel-chested King of Atlantis and, in his own eyes, is as heroic as they come. Fearless and loyal, AQUAMAN is the first to answer when duty calls, and he relishes the glory of the fight. He has the disposition of a hearty Greek God and the ego and brawn to match.

  • Aesop Amnesia: The ending of "Evil Under the Sea!" subverts this. AQUAMAN chooses not to exile Orm on the grounds that "you don't give up on family." Batman is incredulous, at least until AQUAMAN begins reading his captive brother his autobiography. Seeing how much that infuriates Orm, Batman realizes that is a worse punishment than exile would've been.
  • Attention Deficit... Ooh, Shiny!: While on vacation, Mera has to constantly remind her husband to stop daydreaming while he's driving.
  • Badass Baritone: In "Mayhem of the Music Meister!"
  • Badass Beard: He's got a beard in this incarnation.
  • Boisterous Bruiser: He's extremely outgoing and personable while also enjoying a fight.
  • Breakout Character: Bat-Mite even uses the term in the series finale. Has the most appearances of any guest-hero in the series.
  • Catch Phrase: OUTRAGEOUS!
  • Character Development: He's noticeably more subdued in the introductory episode "Evil Under the Sea!" than his subsequent, consistently hammier appearances, and DiMaggio's performance reflects that.
  • Exactly What It Says on the Tin: The titles of the various adventures he likes to tell.
    AQUAMAN: And the time I had to wear an eye-patch to infiltrate a crew of pirates. I call that—
    Batman: "AQUAMAN's Undercover Adventure."
    AQUAMAN: No. "The Time I Wore An Eye-Patch To Infiltrate A Crew Of Pirates." But what you said is good, too.
  • Expy: The show's version of Aquaman is basically an aquatic version of The Incredible Hercules.
  • Exactly What It Says on the Tin: The titles of the various adventures he likes to tell.
    AQUAMAN: And the time I had to wear an eye-patch to infiltrate a crew of pirates. I call that—
    Batman: "AQUAMAN's Undercover Adventure."
    AQUAMAN: No. "The Time I Wore An Eye-Patch To Infiltrate A Crew Of Pirates." But what you said is good, too.
  • Heart Is an Awesome Power: His Rousing Song of Heroism centers on the importance of guts, determination, heroism, etc. as more important than flight, super strength, shapeshifting, etc.
  • Henpecked Husband: Slightly. He only went on a road trip vacation because she wanted to. He also tries to perform heroics behind her back after she insisted this was a family vacation.
  • Heroic B.S.O.D.: In "Mystery in Space!", Batman encounters a surprisingly depressed AQUAMAN, who starts questioning the point of being a hero. It turns out to be because he failed to save a beluga whale from illegal whaling. Naturally, he breaks out of that soon enough.
  • Hot-Blooded: It's amazing that he hasn't boiled away the ocean!
  • Hypocritical Humor: AQUAMAN found it odd that Adam Strange could be so jovial in the face of danger.
    • In "Powerless!"
      (Batman has just rattled off a list of Captain Atom's powers)
      AQUAMAN: Impressive! But he should try mixing a little humility with those superpowers. Like I do! (rather smug smile)
  • Idiot Hero: He's not really stupid, but he rarely thinks his actions through and prefers to charge in fists swinging instead of planning ahead.

Batman of Zur-En-Arrh (Tlano)
Voiced by Kevin Conroy
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Tlano is a reporter of the Solar Cycle on the planet Zur-En-Arrh. He is also that world's version of Batman. He wears a Batman costume consisting of gaudy, outlandish colors.

  • Badass Normal: Has no powers, but still kicks butt.
  • Clark Kenting: In his civilian identity, he acts like a klutzy doofus, with a higher voice than in his superhero guise.
  • Composite Character: He's basically Bruce Wayne with Clark Kent's dayjob.
  • Expy: His home of Gothtropolis seems more like our Metropolis than Gotham City, with Tlano himself closer to Superman than our Batman.

Bat-Mite
Voiced by Paul Reubens
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A creature from the Fifth Dimension, he is Batman's biggest fan. He kidnaps him to shape him into a better hero. Some of this includes figuring out which villain to fight Batman, spicing up the fire-power of the bank robbers and Calendar Man, and even toying with Batman.

  • Ascended Fanboy: He's a massive Batman fan and delights in having adventures with him.
  • Composite Character: Several storylines give him more in common with Mr. Mxyzptlk, a similarly-powered but rather less well-intentioned foe of Superman. For instance, it's Mxy's powers that Joker steals to become omnipotent in the comics, and in Whatever Happened to The Man of Tomorrow?, his efforts end Superman's Silver Age incarnation.
  • FaceĖHeel Turn: In a manner of speaking, while not exactly evil, "Mitefall!" sees him try to get the show cancelled. He ends up succeeding, but in turn erases himself, with a darkly Meaningful Echo of the line he used for all his episodes, "That's all folks."
  • Good Angel, Bad Angel: The angel and devil sides of Bat-Mite when faced with whether or not he could use his superpowers to help Batman in "Emperor Joker!":
    Angel Bat-Mite: No powers, Bat-Mite. You promised.
    Devil Bat-Mite: Batman said you can't use your powers, but he didn't say you shouldn't give them to him!
    Angel Bat-Mite: [shrugs his shoulders, to Bat-Mite] He's got a point. [both sides vanish]

Black Canary II (Dinah Lance)
Voiced by Grey DeLisle
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Black Canary is a superheroine with hand-to-hand combat prowess and a supersonic scream. She appears most prominently in the episodes "Mayhem of the Music Meister!", "The Golden Age of Justice" and "The Mask of Matches Malone".

  • Action Girl: She has powers but relies more on her martial arts skills to fight crime.
  • Aroused by Their Voice: The Music Meister was impressed by her singing voice, although given her sonic scream, he might have wished he wasn't.
  • Femme Fatale: Her method of disposing Solomon Grundy without moving a muscle.
  • Identical Granddaughter: She is entirely identical to her mother. The only difference between them is that Dinah doesn't wear a mask.
  • Legacy Character: She inherited the mantle from her mother.
  • Ms. Fanservice: Her character design has to be the most obvious Fanservice of the series.
  • Overprotective Dad: Or surrogate dads, as the case may be. All the JSA treats her as Just a Kid Eventually, Wildcat admits it's because of what became of her mother that they're afraid the same will happen to her.
  • Parental Favouritism: Or surrogate parents as the case may be. She points out they treaded her with kid gloves, while (in her eyes) favouring Batman. Flashbacks show that they were much harsher on Batman during training.
  • She's Got Legs: And those purple tights show off every inch.
  • Single Woman Seeks Good Man: She acts like a bad girl toward Batman, but she's in love with Green Arrow.
  • Stay in the Kitchen: On the receiving end from the JSA, who treat her like a little child
  • Vitriolic Best Buds: With Huntress and Catwoman

Blue Beetle III (Jaime Reyes)
Voiced by Will Friedle
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El Paso, Texas native Jaime Reyes thought the closest he would ever get to Batman was the posters adorning his walls, but when a mysterious alien technology device turned him into the hero Blue Beetle, the fanboy's wildest dreams became a reality. Jaime can't help but tackle every mission with wide-eyed wonder and brings a youthful buoyancy to even the toughest fights.

Blue Beetle II (Ted Kord)
Voiced by Wil Wheaton

Before Jaime Reyes, Ted Kord was the second man who assumed the name of Blue Beetle becoming the major hero of Hub City. Unlike Jaime, Ted had no access to the power of the Blue Scarab, but in the other hand he could create useful gadgets based in the technology of the Scarab to combat crime. Considered by Batman and Booster Gold as their best friend, Kord perished in a mission which he prevented his megalomaniac uncle from dominating the world. Alongside Batman, Jaime considers Ted as a big influence to he become a superhero himself.

  • Badass Normal: Since he couldn't activate the Scarab, he relies on gadgets and martial arts like Batman does.,
  • Brains and Brawn: Since he couldn't use the Blue Scarab, he created gadgets based in the device to assist him against crimefighting. He is also the one that elaborates the plan to stop the Madniks after they were turned into overpowered energy-consuming monsters.
  • Evil Uncle: Jarvis.
  • Expy: His heroic death has much more in common with that of Captain America's sidekick Bucky than his actual death in the comics.
  • Heroic Sacrifice: To foil his Evil Uncle's plot, he takes a rocket off course and detonates it while still on it.
    Jamie: Ted didn't make it?
    Batman: I wasn't sure you were ready to know about this. Our work is dangerous and not all hero stories have happy endings.
  • Legacy Character: He's the second Blue Beetle.
  • Posthumous Character: Despite his being killed off way before the beginning of the story, he has a good amount of flashbacks in "The Fall of Blue Beetle!", and in "Menace of the Madniks!" he practically guest stars the episode along with Booster.
  • Red Oni, Blue Oni: He is literally the Blue Oni to Booster's Red Oni.

Booster Gold (Michael Carter)
Voiced by Tom Everett Scott
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A mere janitor in The Future, Booster Gold was clever enough to know that technology that was commonplace in his home era would be enough to make him superhuman in the bygone times of the 21st century. So he stole a strength-enhancing flight suit and a Robot Buddy named Skeets, and headed into the past with the express intention of making boatloads of money as a famous superhero. It hasn't quite worked out that way, as he doesn't seem to realize that you have to do actual heroing to become a famous superhero. Note this is different from his comic book origins, where despite being a glory hound he's still a good hero.

  • Robot Buddy: Skeets.
  • Role Reprisal: Both he and Skeets (Billy West) use the same voice actors they had in the DCAU.
  • Servile Snarker: Skeets is Booster's best friend and closest servant, but he's not afraid to deliver the sarcasm when Booster screws up.
    Skeets: (After Booster completely fails to get Kr'ull to monologue) Way to keep the bad guy talking, sir.
  • Small Name, Big Ego: He's introduced trying to convince a toy company to merchandise his likeness when he has no heroics to his name.
  • Took a Level in Badass: There is a noticeable difference in his competence and badassery between his debut episode "Menace of the Conqueror Cavemen!" (Where he pretty much sucked until Skeets got hurt) and a "The Siege of Starro Pt.1" (Where he kicked ass and was a competent leader when Batman wasn't available).
    • Possibly foreshadowed in his debut episode:
    Booster: We both know I'm not much of a hero.
    Batman: Maybe you've just never had anything worth fighting for.

Bronze Tiger (Ben Turner)
Voiced by Gary Sturgis
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Although he studied combat at the same remote Eastern temple as Batman, Bronze Tiger never finished his martial-arts training, walking out of the temple in frustration with their master. Nowadays he makes a living as a champion martial artist, with all the ego you'd expect from someone who hasn't lost a fight in years.

  • Adaptation Origin Connection: "Return of the Fearsome Fangs!" has flashbacks that depict him training alongside Batman and the Terrible Trio prior to Bruce becoming Batman. While Ben Turner is himself a martial artist, who's no hints he ever trained with Bruce and the Terrible Trio aren't martial artists in the comics.
  • Animal Motifs: Tigers
  • Arrogant Kung-Fu Guy: Pretty egotistical towards his sensei and fellow students.
  • Color Character: Bronze Tiger
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: He's pretty obnoxious and unwilling to help Batman, but he's devoted to protecting his people.
  • The Rival: To Batman

B'wana Beast (Michael Maxwell)

Masked wrestler who gained superpowers from exposure to toxic waste, he became an eccentric but self-doubting hero. His power to merge two animals into one being was strange even by the show's standards (and became a major plot point in the Starro story.) Had a romantic relationship with African superheroine Vixen. Sadly he died saving the world.

  • Dude, Where's My Respect?: Acknowledges that a lot of people consider him a joke due to his powers. Batman and Vixen are among the few to think him a capable hero.
  • Heroic Sacrifice: Strains himself to the point of dispersing so the Faceless Hunter's plot could be stopped.
  • The Beastmaster
  • I Love Nuclear Power: his power source, unlike the comics where it was a magical mask that gave him his powers.
  • Masked Luchador: He's only seen without his mask during a flashback showing his origin. The mask is basically a trophy for winning a match against a very strong gorilla.
  • Mons: He merges ordinary animals together to make super-powered hybrids for combat or transport.
  • Rated M for Manly: Possibly even more ripped than AQUAMAN! Never wears a shirt! His backstory has him wrestling a gorilla, in a scene reminiscent of Saxton Hale. Take your place in the halls of AsGARd, Bwana Beast.
  • Two Beings, One Body: As a super power!

Captain Marvel (Billy Batson)
Voiced by Jeff Bennett (Captain Marvel) and Tara Strong (Billy Batson)
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Ten year old Billy Batson was chosen by the wizard Shazam to wield his power to defend the world from evil. By speaking the wizard's name Billy is transformed by a bolt of magical lightning into the adult superhero Captain Marvel, the World's Mightiest Mortal. Batman, sympathetic to Billy due to their similar origins (both were orphaned at a young age), helped reunite Billy with his sister. Captain Marvel has also helped Batman out on several cases, most notably against Starro and the Faceless Hunter. Later joins Batman and Martian Manhunter's Justice League International.

  • Dork Knight: He takes his job seriously, but he's pretty excitable about working with heroes like Batman and going on adventures.
  • Embarrassing Nickname: Dr. Sivana keeps calling Cap "The Big Red Cheese".
  • Evil Counterpart: Black Adam, who showcases just how powerful he is by casually defeating Batman.
    Billy: He was a champion like me.
    Shazam: A champion, yes, but not like you, young Billy. Not like you at all.
  • Finger Poke of Doom: Takes out Dr. Sivana using this.
  • Flying Brick: The first one to appear in the show.
  • Henshin Hero: Billy goes from a completely powerless ten year old to a Physical God with one magic word.
  • Legion of Doom: The Monster Society of Evil team up to take on him and his family.
  • Lightning Can Do Anything: Especially if it's magic. This includes taking down a cosmic species destroying star conqueror.
  • Manchild: Literally true in Billy's case, as his mind is still in control of the Captain Marvel body when he transforms. This is never more evident than we we see the adult Cap overcome with childlike glee at the thought of seeing a triceratops exhibit, or B'wanna Beast using his powers to merge animals.
  • Older Alter Ego: He's normally a young boy, but when he becomes Captain Marvel he turns into an adult.
  • The Pollyanna: His parents are dead, he's bullied by the other orphans, and the lady in charge of his home constantly berates and insults him for nothing. And yet Billy's still pretty chipper about everything.
  • Seven Deadly Sins: Toned down to the Seven Deadly Enemies of Man, replacing Lust with Injustice.
  • Superhero: He is one.
  • Super Power Lottery: Considered so powerful that the only thing Sivana thought could defeat him was someone with the exact same powers.

Detective Chimp

A chimp, with an expertise for detective work. Together, he and Batman solve crime.

Doctor Fate (Kent Nelson)
Voiced by Greg Ellis
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Magic-using hero, servant of the Lords of Order. His personal teacher was Lord Nabu. Lives in an invisible tower that can only be entered by magic. His symbol is the ankh, the Egyptian symbol of life. Batman taught him boxing.

Elongated Man (Randolph Dibny)
Voiced by Sean Donnellan

One of the two stretchiest superheroes, Elongated Man puts his powers to use as a private detective. He's developed a rivalry with Plastic Man, whom he views as an uncultured brute.

Etrigan (Jason Blood)

Jason Blood is a dabbler in the arcane arts and occasional occult consultant for Batman. He's also an immortal from Camelot with the soul of the demon Etrigan inside him, which he can bring out with a rhyme.

  • King Arthur: Jason Blood was a nobleman in King Arthur's court.
  • Magic Knight: Literally. In his human form, Etrigan is both a skilled swordsman and a sorcerer.
  • Painful Transformation: The switch between Jason and Etrigan clearly has Jason in pain.
  • Rhymes on a Dime: He's the first animated incarnation of the character to do so.
  • The Slow Path: Batman first encounters him in medieval times. The next was in Victorian England. His last major appearance finally saw him in the present.

Fire (Beatriz Bonilla da Costa)
Voiced by Grey DeLisle
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Fire is a Brazilian superheroine with the ability to shoot fire, and ally to Batman. Fire helps Batman and Plastic Man when Gentleman Ghost robs a bank in Mexico City during the Day of the Dead celebration. She is later invited by Batman to join his new League.

  • The Cameo: She appears in the very beginning of "Sidekicks Assemble", as part of the early Justice League.
  • Girliness Upgrade / Fanservice Pack: Her cameo appearance has her looking very tomboyish, but by the time of "Darkseid Descending" she's changed to her more alluring comic-book incarnation.
  • Lovely Angels: With her friend Ice.
  • Playing with Fire: Her superpower is (green) pyrokinesis.

Firestorm (Jason Rusch and Ronnie Raymond)
Voiced by Tyler James Williams (Jason Rusch) and Bill Fagerbakke (Ronnie Raymond)

On a field trip to a nuclear laboratory, science student Jason Rusch and the trip's chaperone, none-too-bright football coach Ronnie Raymond, are caught in an accident engineered by Dr. Double X to increase his power, fusing them into the hero Firestorm.

  • Black and Nerdy: Jason Rusch.
  • Composite Character: In the comics, Ronnie Raymond was the dominant half and a high school student, fused with his teacher Martin Stein, who acted as a voice of reason while the two were fused as Firestorm. Here, Ronnie is half of the partnership, but he's the teacher and voice of reason.
  • Jerk Jock/Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Ronnie Raymond, a grown-up version of the original comic book character. Not necessarily the nicest guy you'll ever meet, but he still tells Jason to leave him behind when he realizes his injury means he can't escape an impending meltdown in time. Fortunately, despite Jason ignoring him, all it does is fuse the two of them together.
  • Sharing a Body: And not very well, at first.

The Flash II (Barry Allen)
Voiced by Alan Tudyk

The resident hero of Central City, also known as the Scarlet Speedster, Barry Allen gained his ability to run at incredible super-speed after a lightning bolt struck a shelf of chemicals in his laboratory at the local police department late one night. Now the Fastest man Alive, he donned his famous scarlet costume to combat crime.

  • And I Must Scream: Forced to run on a Cosmic Treadmill for who knows how long. He's been missing for what could potentially be up to two years, but since he's imprisoned in the future, it's ambiguous if he's been that way for more or less.
  • Legacy Character: The second Flash.
  • Super Speed: Of course.

The Flash I (Jay Garrick)
Voiced by Andy Milder
One of the oldest heroes around. Jay Garrick is the original Flash and was a member of the Justice Society with Wild Cat. Jay Garrick also has the same appearance and costume as his comic book incarnation that is from the Golden Age.

  • Badass Grandpa: He's an old man but still willing to fight crime when duty calls.
  • Mentor: He was one to Batman and several other younger heroes.
  • Super Speed: He can move at superhuman speeds.

Green Arrow (Oliver Queen)
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The expert marksman is as dedicated to competition as Batman is to the preservation of justice. Green Arrow never misses a chance to one-up his DC Super Hero compatriots (though never at the expense of the mission) and gets great pleasure out of stoking the fires of his perpetual rivalry with Batman. After all, it just makes them better heroes, right?

  • Arbitrary Skepticism: What? Batman's soul is out of its body and has possessed my sidekick? Oh, that's crazy. Subverted, however, in that Green Arrow quickly believes Batman's story.
  • Bad Boss: He treats Speedy pretty shabbily (one flashback shows him ordering a pre-teen Roy to retrieve his bow from a crocodile pit).
  • Color Character: Green Arrow.
  • The Lancer: Often time plays this role to Batman.
  • The Rival: And he loves it. Batman does too, but he pretends not to.
    Batman: This is never going to end, is it?
    Green Arrow: I certainly hope not!
  • Sidekick: Speedy.
  • Tenor Boy: In "Mayhem of the Music Meister!"
  • Vitriolic Best Buds: Part of his rivalry with Batman. He's pretty much the only guy who can get Batman's goat.

Green Lantern (G'Nort)
Voiced by Alexander Polinsky

http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/BB_Gnort.pngHe, Sinestro, and Guy Gardner call Batman to space to help track down many Green Lanterns who are missing in action after a battle with Despero. His backstory is the same as originally presented in the comics, as Sinestro mentions G'nort's uncle had "pushed" him through Lantern training. He later proves vital for helping Batman stop the brainwashed Mogo. After Batman compliments him twice and helps G'nort earn the respect of the Corps, he jumps into his arms to lick him, only to get a reprimand ("No licking."). It is also shown that he cannot fully memorize the Green Lantern motto and was only able to do so by reading it form a "cheat sheet" he had written on his left wrist. Even with this "cheat sheet", his lack of intelligence is shown; he misspells many of the words, including "Green".

  • All Up to You: He is tasked with freeing Mogo from Despero's control before they reach Earth.
  • Hero with an F in Good: He is a Green Lantern... barely. He's pretty aware that he's not really good at the whole heroing thing.
  • Mondegreen: In-universe, he repeatedly flubs up the Green Lantern oath. Even with his "cheat sheet".
  • Too Dumb to Live: Besides his cheat sheet, there's the reason why he was in a cell with Guy and Sinestro. He locked himself in while bringing them their meals.
  • You Are Better Than You Think You Are: Batman tells G'Nort he can be a hero, G'Nort later proves Batman's faith in him wasn't unfounded.
    "It's the ring, not the man."

Green Lantern (Guy Gardner)
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Guy Gardner is the hot-headed member of the Green Lantern Corps. His antics caused a K'Vellian prisoner to go on a path of destructive rage, but thanks to Batman, the prisoner was stopped and he has Guy clean up the mess it made. He reappears in "The Eyes of Despero" to help Batman overthrow the alien dictator Despero. He, Sinestro, and Gnort create a Bat-armor for the job upon him requesting that he come along. When he sees Sinestro attempting to blow up a rogue Mogo, they do battle, with Guy winning.

  • Berserk Button: It's not hard to irritate him, but being unfavorably compared to Hal really ticks him off.
  • Fiery Redhead: He's got a bit of a temper along with his Jerkass attitude.
  • Green Lantern Corps: Must this be explained?
  • Hair-Trigger Temper: Guy wound up thrown in the sciencells for flipping his lid over getting the wrong sort of eggs with his meal.

Huntress (Helena Bertinelli)
Voiced by Tara Strong
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The Huntress is a masked vigilante, and ally of Batman. She first appears in "Night of the Huntress!", where she helps Batman and Blue Beetle III battle Baby Face. Her civilian identity is Prof. Helena Bertinelli, a teacher at Gotham City University.

  • Action Girl: She fights crime using martial arts and a crossbow.
  • The Artifact: Due to her using the Silver Age Huntress's design, her belt buckle still has a bat, despite her not being related to Batman.
  • Biker Babe: She uses a bike to get around town.

Ice (Tora Olafsdotter)
Voiced by Jennifer Hale
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Ice is Fire's airheaded, naive best friend that joins the new Justice League International along with Fire. Like her name already says, she has the power to create and control ice.

Jonah Hex

Famed bounty hunter of the Wild West, with an interesting life. Mongul once recruited him to serve as a bounty hunter.

  • Fish Out of Temporal Water: He gets taken to the 21st century by Mongul. Averted though, in that he doesn't really have any problem with it.
  • Foe Romance Subtext: With Lashina. After taking care of Mongul and Mongal, they ride off into the sunset together.
  • Nice Hat
  • Off Model: Jonah's perpetually animated with the good side of his mouth never actually moving when he talks.
  • Perpetual Frowner: Jonah almost never smiles. Though he does smile around Lashina...

OMAC (Buddy Blank)

A janitor in a future-time, Buddy Blank was altered by the Global Peacekeeping Agency into OMAC, the One-Man Army Corps, a living weapon. Assisted by the Brother Eye satellite, OMAC acts on the GPA's behest. Neither Buddy or OMAC have any knowledge of the other.

  • Did You Just Punch Out Cthulhu?: Buddy, an unpowered human, manages to successfully tackle Equinox, the agent of the lords of order and chaos.
  • Good Is Not Soft: OMAC subdues General Kafka, then tries to blow the man's head of.
  • Henshin Hero: Buddy is transformed by energy beamed down from Brother Eye.
  • Hot Blooded Sideburns: OMAC, who is pretty hot-tempered (at least at first).
  • The Klutz: Buddy. When called in to clean up a spillage, he accidentally causes a new one.
  • Nice Guy: Buddy's a very good-natured person.
  • Nice Job Breaking It, Hero!: OMAC's fight with Shrapnel manages to badly damage a nearby nuclear power plant, requiring Batman to nearly sacrifice himself to fix it.
  • No Kill Like Overkill: OMAC's M.O. is to go in swinging and do as much damage as possible, at least at first.
  • One-Man Army: As the name suggests. OMAC manages to plough through the forces outside Kafka's base, including several soldiers and tanks.
  • Primary Colour Champion: OMAC's outfit is largely blue, with some gold and red mixed in.

Plastic Man (Patrick "Eel" O'Brian)
Voiced by Tom Kenny
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Reformed petty thief Eel O'Brian got a second lease on life as a flexible former felon working at Batman's side. The rubbery shape-shifter is part one-man comedy show, part malleable merchant of justice, doling out wisecracks and hard knocks with haphazard glee. And while the call of cash still rings in his ears, the little Batman on his shoulder yells much louder.

  • All of the Other Reindeer: In "Cry Freedom Fighters!", he jumps at the chance to join the patriotic super-team, even though he himself is not very patriotic.
    Plas: C'mon, Bats, no one's ever wanted me to be a part of their team. Even the League threw me out.
  • Anti-Hero: Believes strongly in morality and justice, but is still sometimes distracted by his craving for money.
  • Butt Monkey: He spends the entirety of the Owlman episode being humiliated, either by Batman or circumstances.
  • Chivalrous Pervert: He has a wife and a child, but that doesn't stop him from regularly hitting on the superheroines he meets. The chivalry shows when Catwoman expresses her interest in him, to which he replies "Tempting. But I'm really more of a dog person".
  • Crouching Moron, Hidden Badass: Though it's not portrayed in a badass way, he actually comes the closest to catching the real Batman in "Game Over for Owlman!" out of everyone.
  • The Fool: Who is most likely Obfuscating Stupidity.
  • Fun Personified: Is much more light-hearted than the other heroes and has a jokester personality.
  • Greed: His main sin.
  • HeelĖFace Turn: After Batman saved him from his life of crime, he tries to go cold turkey and struggles with it.
  • Henpecked Husband: Seen in "Long Arm of the Law!". Apparently, his wife doesn't take his crime fighting very seriously and can rule him out of it, for example in favour of taking their baby to a museum, though her attitude is somewhat justified by how ineffectual and irresponsible Plas can be.
  • Hero with an F in Good: Due to his criminal background, it takes some time for Batman to trust him. He also makes a lot of mistakes and his flaws mean that not many heroes actually like him. However, he's working on it.
  • Kleptomaniac Hero: His attention is often dragged away from the original purpose and shifted to riches when there are some involved.
  • Loved I Not Honor More: The episode "Long Arm of the Law!" incorporates nearly all of the tropes associated with this, including the Heroic Sacrifice. Different in that in this case Plas is sympathized with rather than the woman in such a situation and Ramona all but supports Plas in his actions.
  • Mr. Vice Guy: Often swayed by temptations, most prominently the desire for wealth, but he has also been shown to react appropriately and flirt with attractive superheroines, despite being married with a child.
  • No Sense of Personal Space: Has a tendency to touch and grab other people a little too much.
  • Personality Powers: As non-serious and wacky as Plas himself is.
  • Role Reprisal: It may have been an unaired pilot, but Tom Kenny's been Plastic Man before.
  • Sad Clown: Some of this is visible in most of his episodes, "Cry Freedom Fighters!" especially, but it's not excessively elaborated on.
  • Sidekick: Woozy Winks
  • Wingding Eyes: His eyes turn into dollar signs when he sees opportunities to get rich.

The Question (Vic Sage)
Voiced by Nicolas Guest
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An endless conundrum of a person, the Question hides his identity from the world but never his inquiries. He's quick to find the conspiracy in even the most minute of things.

  • Badass in Distress: He's first introduced having been captured by Equinox, who plans to kill him to offset the simultaneous death of Gorilla Grodd. Batman frees him in time.
  • Big Damn Heroes: In Darkseid Descending! he operates the Boom-Tube which sends all the invaders back whence they came.

Red Hood (Unknown)

Voiced By: Jeff Bennett

On an alternate Earth, one man tried fighting against the Injustice Syndicate, led by the brutal Owlman. For his troubles, this man was tossed into a vat of chemicals at the ACE Chemicals plant, which turned his skin white and his hair green (... hold on a second, that sounds familiar...)

However, rather than go insane from the trauma, the Red Hood rallied, and continued to fight the Injustice Syndicate in any way he could, his desperation eventually motivating him to seek out allies from another universe.

  • Cool Helmet
  • Gadgeteer Genius: He managed to build the Phase Oscillator, a device that allowed interdimensional travel.
  • Good Counterpart: For the Joker. The chemical bath that drove his counterpart insane didn't work on the Red Hood.
  • Sharp-Dressed Man: He goes into battle in a tuxedo.
  • The Unreveal: His face is never fully shown, but there are a few glimpses that show he is still a dead ringer for the Joker.

Red Tornado (John Ulthoon)
Voiced by Corey Burton
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John Ulthoon lives in a suburban neighborhood, wears his slippers and robe when picking up the morning paper, and has a respectable job as the Professor of Archaeology at the local community college. He's also a robot. His suburban veneer, of course, is a cover for his hero alter ego as Red Tornado. In Batman, he sees not only a partner, but also someone who can teach him more about humanity, of which he strives to both understand and be a part.

Robin/Nightwing (Dick Grayson)
Voiced by Crawford Wilson (teenager), Jeremy Shada (child), Lex Lang (adult), Grey DeLisle (Bat-Manga version), and Jason Marsden (Scooby-Doo version)
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Boy Wonder no more, Robin has struck out on his own as defender of the city of Blüdhaven. Although he's become a successful crime-fighter in his own right, Dick Grayson still chafes at the memory of taking orders from Batman, and will take any opportunity to prove himself an equal to his old mentor.

  • Bat Signal
  • Composite Character: This Robin is a composite of the modern and old Earth-Two Robins (See Mythology Gag below). In terms of attitude, he also takes on some of Jason Todd's more hot-blooded traits, rather than Dick's genial personality.
  • Dating Catwoman: Averted. While he has a crush on Talia al Ghul, she doesn't reciprocate at all.
  • Hešvy MŽtal ‹mlaut: The city of Blüdhaven.
  • Legacy Character: Takes on the mantle of Batman after Bruce retires following the apparent death of the Joker and his marriage to Selina Kyle in the what-if story "The Knights of Tomorrow!"
  • Mythology Gag: While his personality and the setting of his episode (in Blüdhaven) are based on Dick Grayson as Nightwing in the main DCU continuity, his costume and unchanged superhero identity are references to the Golden Age Earth-Two version of the character, who never outgrew his role as Robin...at least until he does take up the Nightwing identity (and original high-collared costume!) at the end of "Sidekicks Assemble!".
  • Opinion Flip Flop: He initially snubbed the idea of all the sidekicks teaming up. Then he got a taste of leadership and decided it was a great idea.
  • The Resenter
  • Sidekick
  • Sidekick Graduations Stick: When he becomes Nightwing in "Sidekicks Assemble!" and Batman in "The Knights of Tomorrow!".
  • Why Did It Have to Be Snakes?: Deathly afraid of monkeys, apparently.
  • You Fight Like a Cow

Voiced by Michael T. Weiss
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Adam Strange is a human space adventurer who defends the planet Rann. He is married to Alanna, a native of the planet. He asks Batman and AQUAMAN for help in "Mystery In Space!" when the Gordanians attack Rann. The Gordanians capture his wife Alanna when the effects of the Zeta Ray wear off on him (which teleports him back to Earth). He goes in to rescue her after his confidence is rekindled by AQUAMAN.


Voiced by Ian Buchanan

The greatest detective of all time, together with his partner Dr. John Watson, they solve cases—one example being a supernatural one caused by Gentleman Jim Craddock (who becomes Gentleman Ghost later).

  • Badass Longcoat: OK, so it's technically an Inverness coat.
  • Cane Sword: He keeps a cane that carries a sword in it.
  • Nice Hat: The signature deerstalker cap. Inappropriate as city wear for any respectable gentleman, but it's impossible to think of the character without it.
  • Public-Domain Character
  • Sherlock Scan: Although you have to wonder how much sense "strong jaw means doctor's son" makes.

Dr. Watson
Voiced by Jim Piddock

Watson is Holmes' partner in detective work. He aids Sherlock in his cases, though Holmes does playfully mock him by telling him not to be an idiot when he guesses wrong many times. An example of one being a supernatural case when Gentleman Jim Craddock (prior to becoming Gentleman Ghost) was stealing souls in exchange for immortality.

Speedy (Roy Harper)
Voiced by Jason Marsden
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Speedy is Green Arrow's archer sidekick — his long-suffering sidekick, even, as we see in a Flashback Green Arrow has no compunction against sending Speedy into a swamp full of gators to retrieve the former's bow. Speedy is also friends with Aqualad and Robin, and the three bond over chafing that their mentors still insist on treating them as kid sidekicks rather than partners.


  • Calling the Old Man Out: When Green Arrow apologizes for being "a little harsh", Speedy corrects him by saying he's been a jerk. This surprises his mentor a lot, given the harsher, more confident tone the usually chipper sidekick has.
  • Expy: Of the Adam West era Robin.
  • Gosh Dang It to Heck!: Speedy still uses interjections like "Jeepers!"
  • Palette Swap: You could practically call him Red Arrow.
  • Sidekick
  • Taught by Television: He's able to figure out one of Ra's Al Ghul's weapons thanks to all the video games he plays.

Wildcat (Ted Grant)
Voiced by R. Lee Ermey
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A crime fighter from a bygone era who originally taught Batman how to box, as seen sparring with Batman at the start of the episode, Wildcat is a gruff and feisty crime fighter who is slightly depressed that no one wants to come and learn boxing from him nowadays. He helps Batman in his fight against the Outsiders when they attack a shopping mall. Wildcat later helps Batman fight Bane at the beginning of "Menace of the Conqueror Caveman!"

  • Animal Motifs: Cats, natch. He even mentions he has nine lives.
  • Badass Grandpa: He's generally able to fight as well as Batman despite his old age and not carrying any weapons.
  • Badass Normal: All he's got are his fists and that's the way he likes it.
  • Batman Gambit: Goads Slug into releasing him from a trap by ridiculing his looks.
    "Tell me, how do you stand to look at yourself in the mirror? If I saw that face starin' back at me, I'd have nightmares!"
  • Cool Old Guy
  • Good Old Fisticuffs: Wildcat's signature style
  • Grumpy Old Man:
  • Made of Iron: Justified, since he's a former boxing champion. Ted Grant knows how to take a punch, or several. Part of his plan to defeat Slug involves provoking the guy into beating the crap out of him.
  • Mentor: He's established in his first appearance as the guy who taught Batman to box. "The Golden Age of Justice!" shows that he and the other Justice Society members actively trained Batman in other ways, as well as Black Canary.
  • Not So Different: Tells the Outsiders as much, he used to be an outcast like them.
  • Old Superhero: Deconstructed in his first appearance, where Batman worries about his health.
  • Parental Substitute: Batman refers to him as one.
  • Tempting Fate: He keeps making fun of Batman for asking him for help with Bane. Then Bane does his thing...

Proto
Voiced by Adam West

A prototype robot designed by Batman, but found him too big to be practical. Confined to the Batcave until he proved useful in stopping Black Mask's attempt to destroy Gotham City. Currently stationed on the moon, warding off potential alien invaders.

Damian Wayne
Voiced by Patrick Cavanaugh (teenager) and Diedrich Bader (adult)

A "what-if" character in this series, Damian would be the son of Bruce Wayne and Selina Kyle (instead of Talia al Ghul like in the comics). After his parents are murdered, he first takes up the Robin identity to assist Dick Grayson (the new Batman). He eventually becomes Batman himself once the timeline reaches the approximate era of Batman: The Dark Knight Returns, fighting Frank Miller's mutant gang. Has a son of his own, who looks a whole lot like Carrie Kelley and becomes Robin as well.

  • Adaptational Heroism: Most, meaning all but this incarnation, depictions of Damian is a moody, violent child raised by the League of Assassins, as his mother was Talia al Ghul. Here, he's not only the child of a married Batman and Catwoman, he's reluctant to follow his father's footsteps but otherwise shares his desire to help others.
  • Alternate Universe
  • Composite Character: Of just about every known or potential offspring of Bruce Wayne:
    • Has the name and general appearance of Damian Wayne, the most recent Robin, Batman's Modern Age son with Talia al Ghul.
    • Has the parentage and motivation of Helena Wayne, the Huntress, Earth-2's Batman's Bronze Age daughter with Catwoman.
    • Has the basic conceit of Bruce Wayne, Jr., "Robin II," the Silver Age imaginary son of Batman and Batwoman Kathy Kane that Alfred wrote stories about.
    • Has (briefly) the snappy Seventies wardrobe of Batman, Jr.
  • Earn Your Happy Ending
  • Legacy Character: Becomes Robin and Batman.
  • Related in the Adaptation: Instead of the illegitimate son of Batman through Talia al Ghul, he's the legitimate son of Batman through Catwoman.

Superman (Clark Kent)
Voiced by Roger Rose

Clark Kent: mild-mannered reporter, alien crimefighter, and one of Batman's best friends. Due to some red tape, the series' creators were unable to get the rights to the Superman franchise, leading to a bunch of Lawyer-Friendly Cameo appearances throughout season 2 instead. By season 3, Superman could be included, and he duly gets A Day in the Limelight in the season's very first episode. When exposed to red Kryptonite, he turns into a real di... ferrent person.

Superman's pet dog.

Space Ghost (Thaddeus Bach)
Voiced by Gary Owens

A superhero who operates in space and has his own collection of gadgets. Unlike all the other heroes, Space Ghost's appearance is an Intercontinuity Crossover.

Uncle Sam
Voiced by Peter Renaday

A patriotic superhero who derived his powers from the patriotic feelings of the American people. Leads a group of similar flag-wavers called the Freedom Fighters.

The Outsiders
A group of teenage superheroes (loosely based on a DC Comics superhero team) consisting of leader Black Lightning, swordswoman Katana, and goofball Shape Shifter Metamorpho. They started out as a gang of teenage criminals being manipulated by the villainous Slug. After Wildcat took down Slug in a boxing match, he and Batman convince them to battle Slug and use their powers for good. They then became heroes, with Wildcat as their mentor. Their second appearance had them trapped and attacked by the Psycho-Pirate, with Batman coming to their aid, and in the Batman Cold Open for "Requiem For A Scarlet Speedster!" they show up as young adults with two new members on their team (Geo-Force and Halo).

Black Lightning (Jefferson Pierce)

Voiced by Bumper Robinson
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He is the apparent leader of the trio, leading them on an attack of a shopping center. He has the power to manipulate electricity. His outfit is a blue hoodie with yellow lighting bolts on it, and black cargo pants. Though somewhat confused and angry at the world, Black Lightning isn't evil, just really cranky.

Katana (Tatsu Yamashiro)

Voiced by Vyvan Pham ("Enter the Outsiders!") and Kim Mai Guest ("Inside the Outsiders!" onward)
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The lone female in the Outsider's trio, she has no super powers, but is a highly skilled martial artist and swordswoman. Katana is generally silent (stating to her friends that "you know how I hate to repeat myself"), typically letting her actions speak for her.

Metamorpho (Rex Mason)

Voiced by Scott Menville
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Metamorpho has the ability to change his body into any shape, as well as transforming into any member of the periodic table of elements.

  • Adaptation Personality Change: Is much younger, goofier and more naïve than his comic counterpart.
  • Beware the Nice Ones: In "Inside the Outsiders!", we find out he has a lot of bottled-up anger.
  • Big Eater: His unique abilities apparently require lots of energy, as he is seen almost constantly eating during the show.
  • Extreme Omnivore: He gleefully drinks Wildcat's "Tiger Tonic" and calls it "the best milkshake ever!".
  • Shapeshifting Squick: Since he can turn into gases and liquids, he could force himself into people.
    Wildcat: He got in my mouth!
  • Stepford Smiler: He's generally an upbeat guy, but "Inside the Outsiders!" reveals he's been holding back considerable anger about being perceived as a freak.
  • Voluntary Shapeshifter

Ambush Bug (Irwin Schwab)

Voiced by Henry Winkler

A Cloudcuckoolander with the ability to Teleport Spam and awareness of the Fourth Wall. Appears only in the Grand Finale.

    Villains 

Baby Face (Alfonso Face)
Voiced by Tom Kenny
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Alfonso Vincenzo Giuseppe Face is a ruthless gangster with the face of a young child, but a manly voice of Edward G. Robinson. Though when he is defeated he whines like a baby, and he also wears diapers. He was defeated by Batman, Plastic Man, and Elongated Man in "Journey to the Center of the Bat!"

Black Manta
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Black Manta is a criminal from the surface world who was hired by Orm to kill AQUAMAN. When Orm succeeds in capturing AQUAMAN and becomes "Ocean Master", Black Manta betrays and imprisons him. He planed to use a machine to destroy and plunder Atlantis, but was stopped by AQUAMAN, Ocean Master, and Batman. He was arrested and locked in Iron Heights. He appears again in the episode "Enter the Outsiders!" where he is robbing an armored car but is defeated by Batman and B'wana Beast. Black Manta teams up with Owlman and the other villains assembled by Owlman in "Game Over for Owlman". In "Night of the Huntress", Black Manta makes a cameo as one of the inmates trying to escape Blackgate Prison.

Catwoman (Selina Kyle)
Voiced by Nika Futterman
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Batman has never met another villain quite like the elusive and illustrious Catwoman, and not even a complex death trap can keep the two from friendly flirting.

  • Abhorrent Admirer: During "Death Race to Oblivion!", she gains the attention of Woozy Winks. She hisses at him.
  • Anti-Villain: Seen as such by Batman, who points out to Green Arrow she's a thief rather than the usual deranged killers and criminal masterminds he faces. Her targets are also the rich and museums for the most part. Both of which are lower on the Batman's list of priorities.
  • Animal Motifs: Cats, naturally. She's based on them, likes using them, likes stealing cat-based objects in her crimes...
  • Classy Cat-Burglar
  • Dating Catwoman: Of course. Every altercation between Batman and herself displays heavy amounts of mutual attraction and Unresolved Sexual Tension.
  • Deadpan Snarker
  • Hunting the Most Dangerous Game: Played With. She engages in this with Batman during a cold opening, though with the intent of capturing and seducing him as a opposed to killing. After failing, she sadly laments the most dangerous game is in fact love.
  • Ms. Fanservice: As per usual for the character. She's a woman who goes around in a purple dress that shows off her legs and tends to friendly flirt with Batman.
  • Purple Is Powerful: She wears the same costume that her comic book counterpart wore in the Golden Age.
  • Single-Target Sexuality: "My real prey is, and shall always be, Batman."
  • She's Got Legs: This is the Catwoman whom we are talking about. Her well-toned long yet shapely legs are presented through the dress that she wears.
  • Whip It Good

The Cavalier

A criminal who has based himself on a 17th century swordsman.

  • Nice Hat: Since he is based on a cavalier.
  • Ye Olde Butcherede Englishe: Possibly the Cavalier's most heinous of crimes is his constant use of mangled faux-Elizabeathan English. It gets a Lampshade Hanging from Batman in one appearance.
    Batman: (after having just heard the Cavalier speak) Somewhere, Shakespeare is spinning in his grave.

The Cheetah (Priscilla Rich)
Voiced by Morena Baccarin

Clock King (William Tockman)
http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/BB_Clock_King.pngThe first villain to appear in The Brave And The Bold, Clock King has simple goals in life: assemble a clock-themed group of henchmen in a clock-themed secret lair, construct elaborate clock-themed traps and/or weapons, and use them to rob banks and/or kill Batman.

  • Badass Normal: He's actually pretty ripped. He was once shown lifting weights in prison.
  • Clock King: While worth mentioning simply because of the name, he has yet to demonstrate the precise timing to be worthy of this trope.
  • Cool Cape: A fancy-looking one with a fur trim.
  • Jobber: Made a few appearances, but never got the time of day as the villain of a full episode. He'd appear, get beaten and the episode would move on.
  • Nice Hat

Crazy Quilt (Paul Dekker)
Voiced by Jeffrey Tambor
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An ex-painter who leads a double life as a master thief, he is blinded during a battle with Batman and Robin. While in prison, he volunteers for an experimental procedure that would restore his vision. There is a side-effect, however: Even though he can see, he can only see in blinding, disorienting colors. Crazy-Quilt's wears a helmet that allows him to hypnotize his victims using flashing lights of various colors. It can also project lethal laser beams, blinding lights, and functions as artificial eyes since his own eyes no longer function; the lenses feed their input signal straight into his brain.

Darkseid
Voiced by Michael Leon Wooley
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Darkseid is the ruler of the planet Apokolips and the most feared being in the universe. He successfully conquered the Earth defeating both Batman and his new Justice League, but is forced back to Apokolips from an unexpected source.
  • The Dreaded: Stated by Batman to be the most feared and evil being in the entire universe.
  • No Sell: Deflects a combined attack from AQUAMAN, Fire, Ice, Booster Gold, and Guy Gardner without any effort.
  • No-Holds-Barred Beatdown: Batman challenges Darkseid to a physical fight without any of his powers. It does not end well for the Bat.
  • Physical God: Played with, since its a children's show Darkseid is never called a god outright, but Batman states he is so powerful that for all intents and purposes Darkseid is a god.

Equinox
Voiced by Oded Fehr
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An orphan empowered with powers of Order and Chaos, he was suppose to keep the balance. However, the opposing sides of his psyche broke his mind.

As far as Equinox is concerned, there's a delicate balance between good and evil, and he's the only one concerned with preserving it. If some bad guy gets too powerful, he'll take them out to keep evil in check...and if a hero starts wiping out bad guys left and right, Equinox will try to keep them in check too.

  • Arc Villain: A few appearances in the cold opens leads to an arc with him as the villain at the end of season one.
  • Balance Between Order and Chaos: A very good example on how arbitrary this justification can be.
  • Expy: Shares a similar backstory and obsession with balance to Silver Age Libra.
  • A God Am I: After taking the power of all the of the Lords of Chaos and Order, he pretty much is this.
  • Canon Foreigner: An original character to the show.
  • Literal Split Personality: His consciousness was shattered into 12 pieces and shattered throughout time and space. Hatred!Equinox was the first to appear and was killed by four different versions of Batman from across time.
  • Not Quite Dead: After Batman destroyed him, his consciousness was shattered into 12 parts and hurled throughout time and space.
  • Not So Different: With Batman. Both devote their entire lives to their quests—seeing them as a never-ending responsibility.
  • One-Winged Angel: Absorbed the powers of Chaos and Order to grow into a gigantic, armored version of him with reality warping powers. Even when Batman is given the powers all the shows guest heroes who appeared up to the point in the series, he still can't beat him.
    • Hatred!Equinox merged all of his Mecha-Mooks into a giant robot and possessed it to try and kill Future!Batman.
  • Omnicidal Maniac: Eventually snapped and tried to destroy and recreate the universe in his own image.
  • A Pupil of Mine Until He Turned to Evil: As stated by the Lords of Chaos and Order.
  • Reality Warper
  • Thanatos Gambit: He dies in an explosion during a fight with Batman and Doctor Fate in "The Fate of Equinox!"—but his soul persists, and is now able to freely access the powers of Order and Chaos with the limitations of his worldly body gone.
  • Villainous Breakdown: After Batman pointed out that he wasn't perfectly balanced, he snapped and his body began to crack along with his mind, allowing Batman to defeat him..
  • With Great Power Comes Great Insanity: The strain of his responsibilities eventually took a toll on his mind.
  • Yin-Yang Bomb: He has mastery of both Order and Chaos magic.

Gentleman Ghost (Jim Craddock)
Voiced by Greg Ellis
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"Gentleman" Jim Craddock was a notorious highwayman in 19th-century England, but as his fame spread, he began to seek something more than simple wealth. In search of the ultimate power he made a deal with the demon Astaroth— in exchange for ten human souls, he would be granted immortality. Unfortunately for him, Astaroth's definition of "immortal" didn't quite match up with Craddock's. When the courts ordered Gentleman Jim hanged for his crimes, his body died, leaving his soul to wander the earth as "Gentleman Ghost," seeking revenge on the living— particularly Batman. As a ghost, Craddock is nearly immune to tangible weapons— only the Thanagarian element "Nth Metal" can touch him if he doesn't want to be touched.

Gorilla Grodd
Voiced by John DiMaggio
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One of the more frequently featured villains in the show. Grodd helped set the tone for the series in the second episode by turning Batman into an ape on Dinosaur Island.


Harley Quinn (Dr. Harleen Frances Quinzel, M.D.)
Voiced by Meghan Strange

A psychiatrist who worked at Arkham Asylum until she met the Joker and grew to love him, eventually becoming his accomplice and on-off sidekick. Harley is seen with the Joker at the antiques museum in "Emperor Joker!" when he is about to steal his memorabilia until Batman shows up. While both the Dark Knight and the Clown Prince of Crime fight each other, Bat-Mite comes along and falls for her. When Bat-Mite accidentally gives all his powers to the Joker in his attempt to help Batman, things start going to hell when the Joker recreates the universe in his own image and uses the Dark Knight as a cosmic punching bag by killing him repeatedly and bringing him Back from the Dead each time. At the same time, both she and Bat-Mite question their faith in their heroes, since the latter care more about each other, and the former wonder if they'd be "better off without [them]".

Voiced by Jeff Bennett and Corey Burton (Scooby-Doo version)
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This incarnation of the Clown Prince Of Crime is as clownish as he's ever been, but underneath the fun-loving, acid-pie-throwing exterior, he lives to destroy Batman at all costs. Which makes it a bit confusing when he has to deal with two of them.

  • Adaptational Heroism: Downplayed, he's as dangerous as ever, but he genuinely respected and wanted to help The Weeper. He also (though rather grudgingly) saved a kid's life when he teamed up with Batman, and doesn't seem to be the traditional Bastard Boyfriend towards Harley.
  • Ax-Crazy: Even in the Lighter and Softer Silver Age atmosphere, he retains some of his murderousness from his Golden Age and modern interpretations.
  • Crazy-Prepared: He's got several gadgets that combat Batman's in "The Vile and the Villainous."
  • Crouching Moron, Hidden Badass: Particularly his "what-if" future incarnation.
  • Death Trap: He's put Batman through a few.
  • Disney Villain Death: His hypothetical death in "The Knights of Tomorrow!" has him plunge into the river. They Never Found the Body.
  • Enemy Mine: He's forced to team up with Batman when Owlman comes to Gotham.
    • And in a surprisingly dark twist for the series, his desire to die at Batman's hands to make him feel the guilt is eventually mentioned.
  • Evil Laugh: If he didn't write it he at least signed the Grandfather Clause.
  • Homage: This version of the Joker is both an homage to Dick Sprang's Joker's design and Cesar Romero's performance on the '60's Batman show.
  • Fourth-Wall Observer: Provides a play by play in Death Race to Oblivion. Just because he can.
  • Genre Savvy: When Owlman impersonates Batman, Joker is the only one who knows what's going on. He also points out that only he (someone on the side of chaos) can help him take down a control freak.
  • Hyperspace Arsenal: His primary method of combat.
  • I Call It "Vera": In "Emperor Joker!", after the Joker is given Reality Warper powers, he uses a springed, giant Power Fist on Batman and calls it, "My very own Hammer of Injustice!" (a parody of Batman's "Hammer of Justice")
  • Joker Immunity: Lampshaded in "The Knights of Tomorrow!"
    "I've been blown up, dropped down smokestacks, fed to sharks—I'm the Joker. I always survive!"
  • Large Ham: He's not the same otherwise.
  • Pet the Dog: He's a genuine fan of washed-up villain the Weeper, and even tries to help the latter get back to his prime.
  • Put the "Laughter" in "Slaughter": He laughs as much as you'd think when he repeatedly kills Batman as Emperor Joker.
  • Reality Warper: Thanks to Batmite in "Emperor Joker!"
  • The Red Baron: "The Clown Prince of Crime", "The Harlequin of Hate".
  • Rocket Punch: Tries delivering one (which turns into a bomb) to Batman in "Emperor Joker!"
  • Shock and Awe: In "Emperor Joker!" he uses his superpowered Electric Joybuzzer when powered up to shock Batman into submission, which is something worthy of Emperor Palpatine of Star Wars.
  • Villain Episode: Joker: The Vile and the Villainous. They even changed intro.
  • Villainous Harlequin: This version owes more to his 60's appearances than his modern Monster Clown ones. But then again, there's "Emperor Joker!"...
  • Villain Protagonist: In the episode "The Vile and the Villainous", where the roles switch and Batman's the antagonist.
  • Villain Song: ''Where's the Fun in That?" in "Emperor Joker!"
  • What Does This Button Do?: In The Teaser to "Joker: The Vile and the Villainous!" He ends up blowing up the Earth.
  • Where's the Fun in That?: The theme of the above Villain Song in "Emperor Joker!", in response to Harley Quinn asking him if he's going to unmask Batman.
    • He also uses this phrase in the episode where he teams up with Batman in reference to being a goodguy.

Kite Man (Charles Brown)
Voiced by Jeffrey Combs

The former boss of Eel O'Brien in his criminal days, Kite Man is a crazed maniac obsessed with kites and Benjamin Franklin due to a childhood incident. His two desires are to be the most famous kite-related person ever, and to get revenge on O'Brien.

  • Archenemy: For Plastic Man. Fittingly, Plastic Man's arch-nemesis is every bit as ridiculous as the rest of his life.
  • It's Personal: Eel O'Brien's greed was what caused Batman to arrest him, and then he identified Kite Man during his trial. Kite Man swore revenge on O'Brien and his loved ones.
  • Evil Counterpart: Gains a version of Plastic Man's own powers, turning him into a dark version of Plas.
  • Irrational Hatred: Thanks to his childhood accident, he has a deep hatred for Benjamin Franklin.
  • Large Ham: In fairness to him, he is insane.
  • Overly Narrow Superlative: He wishes to become the most famous kite-related person in history!
  • Rhetorical Question Blunder: He asks what Ben Franklin ever accomplished. Plastic Man and Woozy both point out things he was responsible for.
  • Too Dumb to Live: "Long Arm of the Law" shows the incident that drove him insane, playing with a kite in a thunderstorm with metal braces.

K'rull The Eternal
Voiced by Michael Dorn
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A Neanderthal man who gained immortality from the strange light of a glowing red meteor, K'rull believes himself to be intrinsically superior to the mere humans who now rule the globe. He lives for the day when he can overthrow Homo sapiens and take his rightful place as ruler...and don't let his caveman look fool you, because he's more than smart enough to do it.

Mrs. Manface (Manfreda Donatella)
Voiced by Ellen Greene
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Manfreda Donatella Face is the wife of Babyface. She has the face of a square-jawed man (complete with a five o'clock shadow), but the voice and body of a normal woman. When she tried to help Babyface, the hands on her robot were ripped off by Batman in the Batbot. When she asks if Batman wouldn't hurt a lady, Batman responds by saying "The Hammer of Justice is unisex" and knocks her down (although in a later episode, he tries to stop Batwoman from hurting him while he's in her body by claiming that Batman wouldn't hit a woman).

Mongul
''Voiced by Gary Anthony Williams

Evil ruler of War World, he originally sought to use Jonah Hex as a way to beat batman once and for all, when that failed, he brought a War Moon to earth in an attempt to destroy the world, while also humoring its heroes and villains with a race to see if he'd do it.

  • Bond Villain Stupidity: Who would teleport losing racers to a cell rather than let them die? He does ensure the prisoners are separated from their various tools and trapped behind forcefields, but he foolishly never considered that Batman and Green Arrow would anticipate that.
  • I Lied: Said verbatim in Death Race to Oblivion
  • Lantern Jaw of Justice: Well, it is a big chin.
  • Sibling Rivalry: with his sister, Mongal.

Morgaine Le Fay
Voiced by Tatyana Yassukovich
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Medieval witch. Arthur's sister. You may have heard of her. Enslaved Etrigan in Arthurian times to help take over Camelot and kill Merlin.
  • Adaptational Attractiveness: The comic version of Morgaine (as well as her counterpart in the Justice League cartoon) has to wear a mask and armor to hide her hideously decayed face. In this show, she's downright gorgeous. Justified since this is supposed to be during her early years.
  • Breath Weapon
  • Cain and Abel: She's the Cain to Arthur's Abel, overthrowing his kingdom.
  • Evil Brit
  • Composite Character: She takes on a bit of Nimue, Merlin's student who betrayed him.
  • Expy: Is almost identical to Disney's Maleficent, both being powerful evil witches obsessed with gaining power who magically transform into dragons to fight the heroes, even both dying from being stabbed in the stomach by a magical sword while in dragon form.
  • Femme Fatalons: Which are capable of scratching through stone.
  • Public-Domain Character
  • Scaled Up: She turns into a dragon to get rid of Jason Blood, Batman and Green Arrow.
  • Taken for Granite: Her favorite method of dispatching an enemy. Even her dragon fire turns folks to stone.
  • Vain Sorceress

The Music Meister
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Picked on at school for being in choir, he finds that he can control people's minds using his singing voice, resulting in possibly the greatest Musical Episode of anything ever.

Owlman
Voiced by Diedrich Bader
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Exactly who Owlman is has never been revealed, but what we do know is that he's as evil as Batman is good. Exactly as evil. Batman's counterpart in an alternate universe, Owlman led a team of other such evil twins against the heroes of his world, and eventually defeated and imprisoned all but one. Now, with his Earth subjugated by the Injustice Syndicate, Owlman's sights are set on the conquest of other worlds.

Professor Zoom (Eobard Thawne)

The yellow-clad Evil Counterpart to the Flash, Eobard Thawne is a criminal who hails from the 25th century. His mission is to destroy his lawful nemesis and all that the Flash stands for.

  • Composite Character: He's ostensibly Eobard Thawne (Reverse-Flash I/Zoom I) in his antagonism to Barry, but his mask is that of Hunter Zolomon (Reverse-Flash II/Zoom II) with the black-and-red eyes.
  • Curb-Stomp Battle : One of the few villains from the series that Batman can't defeat by his own even after the hero gets temporary super speed.
  • Evil Overlord: Of the 25th century, in "Requiem for a Scarlet Speedster."
  • Gadgeteer Genius: He was able to create a device that siphoned the previously-thought-to-be-dead Flash's speed into arm-bands that powered his private army and exponentially increased his own speed.
  • Mad Scientist
  • Red Eyes, Take Warning
  • Super Speed

Psycho-Pirate (Roger Hayden)
Voiced by Armin Shimerman
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Gaining powers off of others' fears, Psycho Pirate lures his victims into traps that will leave them reliving their worst nightmares so he may feed off of pure fear.

Voiced by Peter Woodward
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A well intentioned villain who wants to protect nature...by destroying human civilization. Despite his views on nature, he's rather old fashioned when it comes to his daughter Talia, feeling that a woman is incapable of succeeding him.

Sinestro

The Green Lantern of Sector 1417, considered the most peaceful of all sectors in the known universe. However, during the fight against Despero, Sinestro shows his true colours when he turns against the Corps.

  • Bitch in Sheep's Clothing: He initially seems like just another Green Lantern, even allowing Batman to assist when Guy tells him to get lost. Then it turns out that he took over his own world, and decides to kill Mogo as plan A. While beating up Guy, he even declares he thought himself better than the other lanterns.
  • Obviously Evil: With a name like that? And yet Batman completely trusts him until Despero reveals what he did.
  • Sealed Evil in a Can: After kicking his butt, Guy seals Sinestro away inside his ring.
  • Shoot the Dog: While Batman goes after Despero, Guy finds Sinestro setting bombs all around Mogo, preparing to kill him, on the grounds it's safer than letting Despero keep controlling him... and because he doesn't trust G'nort to succeed.

Starro

Steppenwolf

Mongul's champion, and primary underling.

Talia al Ghul
Voiced by Andrea Bowen
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Ra's al Ghul's daughter, she wants to be his heir and feels threatened by his interest in Robin. So far she doesn't appear to return Robin's attraction to her.

The Terrible Trio
Voiced by Phil Morris (Fox) and Edoardo Ballerini (Vulture)

Fox, Shark, and Vulture are bored millionaires who become martial artists that wear masks of the animals they represent. As members of the Shadow Clan, they plan to steal the Wudang Totem from its respective temple, first killing off Master Wong Fei with a dart containing 7 different venoms. Batman and Bronze Tiger end up battling them to protect the Wudang Temple. When the Terrible Trio obtains the Wudang Totem, they turn into monstrous versions of the animals they represent. Attempting to take over Hong Kong, they are stopped by Batman and Bronze Tiger (who managed to use the Wudang Totem's powers to become monstrous versions of the animals they represent as well).

Two-Face (Harvey Dent)
Voiced by James Remar and Richard Moll ("Chill of the Night!")

Once Gotham City's DA Harvey Dent, his face got scared and his personality was split. Half good, half evil. His coin decides what the two personalities do. Batman hopes he can be reformed because Harvey was a good friend of Bruce Wayne's.

The Faceless Hunter
Voiced by John DiMaggio

  • Alternate Company Equivalent/Expy: To the Silver Surfer, with a twist. That twist being he's everything the Surfer isn't. Norrin became the Surfer in exchange for Galactus sparing his world. The Hunter became Starro's herald in exchange for Starro destroying his world.
  • Dragon Ascendant: After Starro is killed, he pretty much becomes the Big Bad of the story arc.
  • Dragon with an Agenda: He'll do whatever Starro asks in exchange for the chance to hunt prey.
  • The Faceless: Duh.
  • Knight of Cerebus: Lacks any of the camp the usual villains have, and is much more evil.
  • Hunting the Most Dangerous Game: His main motivation.
  • Villain Respect: B'wana Beast's power strikes a chord with him.
    Faceless Hunter: You interest me.
    B'wana Beast: Okay, I get it. You think I'm a joke. Join the club.
    Faceless Hunter: A joke? No. I've never been more impressed.

    Other characters 
Alfred Pennyworth
Voiced by James Garrett

Arthur Curry Junior

AQUAMAN's youthful and grouchy son, who lacks his father's jubilant nature

Guardians of the Universe
Voiced by: J. K. Simmons, Armin Shimerman

The founders and leaders of the Green Lantern Corps.

  • Reasonable Authority Figure: They allow Jaime to keep the scarab and continue doing good.
  • Too Dumb to Live: Despite knowing Jaime is carrying a Reach scarab around, they don't really take any effort to stop him wandering around Oa. So when the Reach's programming kicks in...

Voiced by Sirena Irwin

Voiced by Alexander Polinsky

Voiced by Frank Welker (Scooby, Fred), Matthew Lillard (Shaggy), Grey DeLisle (Daphne), and Mindy Cohn (Velma)
The gang from Scooby-Doo who usually solves various mysteries they stumbled to. They appear in a crossover in one episode.

Voiced by Jeffrey Ross

One of 2 special guest stars in Brave and the Bold. He made an appearance in the teaser part of "Crisis 22,300 Miles Above Earth!" helping rescue Batman from his local rogue list of villains

  • As Himself: Jeff "The Roastmaster" Ross as himself.
  • "The Reason You Suck" Speech: Jeff Ross delivers a short one to Joker before finishing him off, just not verbally.
  • Take That!: In-Universe example and forced out of his own free will. Jeff Ross gives off some jokes from anything involving Robin to Batman's utility belt.
  • Took a Level in Badass: Seems to be the norm for anyone who's in The Brave and the Bold. Especially for Jeff Ross

The Spectre

Voiced by Mark Hamill

The personification of vengeance, obsessed with punishing evil-doers in disproportionate fashion. Makes a bet with the Phantom Stranger on whether Batman would seek justice or vengeance on Joe Chill.

  • The Corrupter: He seeks to turn Batman into someone much like himself, obsessed with vengeance over justice.
  • Creepy Monotone: Oh, yes. The Spectre speaks in a cold monotone.
  • Evil Sounds Deep: Zigzagged. Despite his sepulchral voice, the Spectre isn't actually evil.
  • He Who Fights Monsters: The Phantom Stranger calls him on being no better than those he seeks to punish.
  • In the Hood: His features are hidden by a dark green hood.
  • Knight of Cerebus: The Spectre only appears in one full episode, and the stinger for another, but he's one of the darkest presences in the show.
  • Pay Evil unto Evil: His M.O. Professor Milo experiments on rats, so the Spectre gets creative with his punishment.
  • Pet the Dog: The Spectre saves a group of rats from being crushed by a falling pillar, since they're innocent.
  • Slasher Smile: He looks enjoyed at the possibility of Batman becoming consumed by vengeance.


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