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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)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.
- 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: Dear God. He not only survives against the ridiculous odds he's pitted against, he thrives under those conditions.
- Badass Normal: He has no powers but is still a highly effective hero.
- 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.
- Except the Justice Society of America; they're his mentors.
- 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.
- 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.
- Death Montage: Happens to Batman in "Emperor Joker!".
- Doesn't Like Guns: Obviously, but in "Mitefall!", after Bat-Mite changes reality so that the show will Jump the Shark, Batman does use guns. Until Ambush Bug convinces Batman to remember who he is.
- Elaborate Underground Base: The Batcave.
- Femme Fatalons: When he switched bodies with Katrina Moldov.
- 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.
- 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.
- Master of Unlocking: The lockpick in his gloves got him out of more jams than his Utility Belt ever did.
- Only Known by Their Nickname
- Parental Abandonment: Aw heck, one more time! HIS PARENTS ARE DEEAAAAAAAD!
- Super Hero: He is one.
- Surrounded by Idiots: Depending on the team-up. If it's Booster or Plas, this will occur.
- Took a Level in Badass: When he confronts his parents' killer, Joe Chill.
- Workaholic: Ted considers him more of a "work friend" next to Booster's "fun friend". Bats has no idea what he's talking about. "What's more fun than fighting crime?"
- Would Hit a Girl: The hammer of justice is unisex.
Special Guest Heroes
The Atom II (Ryan Choi)
Voiced by James SieAn 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.
- Clothes Make the Superman: His powers come from his suit.
- Incredible Shrinking Man: He has the power to shrink.
- Legacy Character: Came after Ray Palmer, the original Atom.
- Not That Kind of Doctor: Is introduced when AQUAMAN calls on him to help an ailing Batman, leading to this exchange:AQUAMAN: What kind of medicine shall we prescribe, doc?Atom: You don't know what kind of a doctor I am, do you?AQUAMAN: A hero doctor, through and through!Atom: ...a physicist.
- Papa Wolf: PLATELET!!!
- Scarily Competent Tracker: Demonstrated in "Sword of the Atom!".
- 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.
Voiced by Zack Shada (teenager) and Zachary Gordon (child)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.
- The Chew Toy: His role in Aquaman's sitcom.
- Human Shield: "Aqualad is my decoy!"
- 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.
- Taking the Bullet: It's Played for Laughs in the opening of Aquaman's sitcom, but he doesn't appear in the rest of the segment...
AQUAMAN (Arthur Curry)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.
- 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.
- Expy: The show's version of Aquaman is basically an aquatic version of The Incredible Hercules.
- Heroic BSOD: 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)
- In "Powerless!"
- 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.
- Large Ham: And how!
- Leeroy Jenkins: Even down to calling people 'chums'.
- Making a Splash: Water swords and water hadokens!
- Rousing Speech: Rousing Song of Heroism, actually.
- It was one of these from Batman that shook him out of his Heroic BSOD.
- Royals Who Actually Do Something: He's the king of Atlantis.
- Semantic Superpower: He can control silverfish, too.
- Super Hero: He is one.
Batman of Zur-En-Arrh (Tlano)
Voiced by Kevin ConroyTlano 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.
- Animal Motifs: Bats again.
- Badass Normal: Has no powers, but still kicks butt.
- Casting Gag: He's voiced by the DCAU actor for Batman.
- 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.
- Robot Butler: Alpha-Red.
Voiced by Paul ReubensA 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.
- 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.
- Face-Heel 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]
- Heart Beats out of Chest: When he sees Harley Quinn in "Emperor Joker!"
- Humanoid Abomination
- Hypocritical Humor: In "Legends of the Dark Mite!", Bat-Mite deems an Adam West-esque Batsuit as "too campy".
- Irritation Is the Sincerest Form of Flattery
- Karmic Death: In "Mitefall!", Bat-Mite gets the show cancelled to get a Darker and Edgier Batman show. But in doing so, he erases himself from reality since in a dark Batman show, he wouldn't be needed due to being too silly a character.
- Loony Fan: He's a caricature of every single Batman fan in existence.
- Love at First Sight: His heart beats from his chest the moment he sets eyes on Harley Quinn in "Emperor Joker!"
- Nice Job Breaking It, Hero: In "Emperor Joker!", he accidentally gives all his powers to the Joker when he should be helping Batman out in the fight, and from that time on, everything is going to hell for it.
- No Fourth Wall: He knows that Batman's fictional, and about all his previous incarnations. He can also talk directly to the viewers as well as interact with the universe of the show.
- Puff of Logic: In "Mitefall!".
- The Unpronounceable: Bat-Mite's real name.
- Wild Card: His status as a "Guest Hero" is rather tenuous, to say the least.
Black Canary II (Dinah Lance)
Voiced by Grey DeLisleBlack 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.
- Legacy Character: She inherited the mantle from her mother.
Blue Beetle III (Jaime Reyes)
Voiced by Will FriedleEl 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.
- Color Character: Blue Beetle.
- Kid-Appeal Character/Younger and Hipper: Lampshaded.Stargirl: Great. I send for the world's greatest hero and I get the knockoff Blue Beetle.
Jaime: Knockoff? I prefer to think of myself as a reimagined hero for a new generation.
- The Knights Who Say Squee: So very much.
- Legacy Character: He's the third Blue Beetle.
- Superhero: He is one.
- Took a Level in Badass: By the end of the second series Batman trusts him enough to send him out against Mantis in his place, and by "Shadow of the Bat" he's single-handedly slapping around not just Batman, but superpowered vampire Batman.
- The Unintelligible: His living costume, not him.
Blue Beetle II (Ted Kord)
Voiced by Wil WheatonBefore 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.
- 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 ScottA 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.
- Clothes Make the Superman: His powers come from his suit.
- Dumb Blonde: So of course he gets put up against The Riddler in the teaser for "A Bat Divided".
- Idiot Hero: The Riddler had fun exploiting Booster's apparent idiocy. Booster does know enough to not mess with the time stream — more or less.
- Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Despite his glory hounding and even trying to make out Batman as his sidekick, he is shown to be a devoted friend to Ted Kord.
- Man Child: Fights Blue Beetle for the bottom bunk, acts like a twelve-year-old around girls, and takes on a vampirised Batman with a super soaker.
- Robot Buddy: Skeets.
- Role Reprisal: Both he and Skeets (Billy West) use the same voice actors they had in the DCAU.
- 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).
Booster: We both know I'm not much of a hero.Batman: Maybe you've just never had anything worth fighting for.
- Possibly foreshadowed in his debut episode:
Bronze Tiger (Ben Turner)
Voiced by Gary SturgisAlthough 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.
- Animal Motifs: Tigers
B'wana Beast (Michael Maxwell)
- 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
- 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)
- Arch-Enemy: Dr. Sivana and Black Adam
- Attack of the 50-Foot Whatever: Happens during the episode "The Malicious Mr. Mind!", after the title character gets some help from a growth ray.
- Badass Family: Billy's sister Mary and their friend Freddy Freeman are essentially this as the Marvel Family. Given they're a trio of Superman-class heroes, it isn't surprising.
- Black Bead Eyes: As befits his original character design, but very distinctly different from the other heroes.
- By the Power of Grayskull!: "SHAZAM!"
- The Cape: Oh so very much.
- 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.
- 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
- 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.
- Seven Deadly Sins: Toned down to the Seven Deadly Enemies of Man, replacing Lust with Injustice due to this being a kids show.
- 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.
Doctor Fate (Kent Nelson)
Voiced by Greg EllisMagic-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.
- Combat Pragmatist: He may be a powerful sorcerer, but he learned to fight just in case.
- Cool Helmet: It's the source of his power.
- Elaborate Underground Base: Actually it's on ground level, but invisible. May also be bigger on the inside than outside.
- Order Versus Chaos: He works for the Lords of Order, opposed to the Lords of Chaos.
Elongated Man (Randolph Dibny)
Voiced by Sean DonnellanOne 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)
Voiced by Dee Bradley BakerJason 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.
- Breath Weapon: He can breathe fire,.
- Brainwashed and Crazy: In his first appearance
- By the Power of Grayskull! "Gone, gone the form of man..."
- 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.
Fire (Beatriz Bonilla da Costa)
Voiced by Grey DeLisleFire 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.
- 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.
- You Gotta Have Blue Hair: Her hair is green.
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 TudykThe 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 MilderOne of the oldest heroes around. Jay Garrick is the original Flash and was a member of the Justice Society with Wild Cat.
- 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)
Voiced by James Arnold TaylorThe 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.
- 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 PolinskyHe, 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".
- 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.
Green Lantern (Guy Gardner)
Voiced by James Arnold TaylorGuy 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.
- Green Lantern Corps: Must this be explained?
- Jerk with a Heart of Gold: He's a jerk but he's a dedicated hero.
- Legacy Character: Unique so far in this series that Hal Jordan, Earth's original Green Lantern, has a cameo in The Eyes Of Despero!
- Mythology Gag: "One punch!" He also laughs at Mongul for having the exact same thing happen to him.
- Red-Headed Hero: He's got red hair.
- Ship Tease: With Ice.
Huntress (Helena Bertinelli)
Voiced by Tara StrongThe 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.
- Hot Librarian: Her day job.
Plastic Man (Patrick "Eel" O'Brian)
Voiced by Tom KennyReformed 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.
- Anti-Hero: Believes strongly in morality and justice, but is still sometimes distracted by his craving for money.
- 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.
- Heel-Face 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 GuestAn 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.
- Big Damn Heroes: In Darkseid Descending! he operates the Boom-Tube which sends all the invaders back whence they came.
Red Tornado (John Ulthoon)
Voiced by Corey BurtonJohn 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.
- Adventurer Archaeologist
- Incorporates Hypocritical Humor, as he tells a student that archaeology is nothing like in the movies, with no adventure.
- Blow You Away
- Color Character
- Creepy Monotone: Though it's more deadpan than creepy.
- Good Thing You Can Be Rebuilt: Due to being a robot, he can get blown to pieces without any lasting harm.
- Hollywood Tone-Deaf: As seen when he sings part of "Jingle Bells" in his monotone voice.
- Killed Off for Real: Because he couldn't be controlled by Starro, the Faceless Hunter destroyed Red Tornado with his bare hands. Though he makes a few small appearances afterwards, implying he was rebuilt yet again.
- Robot Buddy
- The Spock
- Tin Man
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)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).
- Dating Catwoman: He has a crush on Talia al Ghul.
- Heävy Mëtal Ümlaut: 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!".
- The Resenter
- 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. WeissAdam 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.
- Captain Obvious
- I Want My Jetpack
- Large Ham: Capable of out-hamming AQUAMAN.
- Power Incontinence: He can never seem to get the Zeta Beams to work in his favour.
Voiced by Ian BuchananThe greatest detective of his time, he was able to deduce much of Batman's life (such as the bat being a symbol of a past trauma, and his strong jaw being a characteristic of a doctor's son) when he arrived in 19th century London because of a spell created by Jason Blood. 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). Sherlock Holmes carries a cane, which is also a scabbard for his hidden sword. He used this sword in "Trials of the Demon", while he says "As you see, my reflexes are as sharp as my mind! And my blade even sharper!"
- Badass Longcoat: OK, so it's technically an Inverness coat.
- Cane Sword
- 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.
Voiced by Jim PiddockWatson 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 MarsdenSpeedy 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.
- Red-Headed Hero
Wildcat (Ted Grant)
Voiced by R. Lee ErmeyA 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, and are apparently working for a gross mutant named Slug. They later find Slug's hideout, but ended up captured and are about to be fed to his giant mutant snapper turtles. Due to trash talking, Slug released Wildcat, but left Batman for the giant turtles in a deep pit. Wildcat fought against Slug while Batman escaped the pit. Wildcat defeated him and threw him in the toxic waste-filled river, which mutated him into an even larger, tentacled freak. Wildcat managed to convince the Outsiders not to consider themselves freaks, saying that he used to be an 'outsider' when he was younger. When Slug emerged from the polluted river, the Outsiders joined Batman in defeating him when Wildcat suffered a heart attack. With advice from Katana, Black Lightning and Metamorpho reactivated Wildcat's heart. Wildcat later trains the Outsiders in boxing. Wildcat later helps Batman fight Bane at the beginning of "Menace of the Conqueror Caveman!"
- Animal Motifs
- Badass Grandpa: He's generally able to fight as well as Batman despite his old age and not carrying any weapons.
- Badass Normal
- Cool Old Guy
- Good Old Fisticuffs: Wildcat's signature style
- Grumpy Old Man:
- Old Superhero
Voiced by Adam WestA 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.
- Crouching Moron, Hidden Badass: "War on Evil" Mode, he's armed to the teeth.
- Gentle Giant
- Robot Buddy
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.
- 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.
Ice (Tora Olafsdotter)
Voiced by Jennifer HaleIce 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.
- An Ice Person
- The Cutie
- The Ditz: Among other things, she thinks the New Gods of Apokolips are the Greeks, whom she hates for some reason, and in "Shadow of the Bat" she figures the League is having a sleepover party while in reality the vampire Batman just wants them all together so he can get them at once.
- Innocent Blue Eyes
- Lovely Angels: With Fire.
- Mystical White Hair
- Sexy Scandinavian: She's The Cutie of the group, very pretty in a revealing outfit, and she's of Scandinavian descent.
- Tomboy and Girly Girl: Girly Girl to Fire's Tomboy.
- Winter Royal Lady: She's a princess, who's father is king of the ice people.
Superman (Clark Kent)
Voiced by Roger RoseClark 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.
- Ascended Meme: His entire episode is devoted to memetic images from Superdickery.
- Badass: Batman tries to even the odds against him with a suit of Powered Armor, and still struggles.
- The Cape
- Flying Brick
- Lightning Bruiser
- Kneel Before Zod: Ironic, huh?"Kneel before KING SUPERMAN!"
- Took a Level in Jerkass: The plot of his episode. He gets better.
- Canine Companion
- Evil-Detecting Dog: Immediately noticed when Superman has gone crazy due to the effects of Red Kryptonite.
- Krypto Can Breathe in Space: Was thrown into space at least twice and came back like it was nothing.
- Lightning Bruiser: Noticeably quicker than his owner.
Space Ghost (Thaddeus Bach)
Voiced by Gary OwensA 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.
- Role Reprisal: Voiced by the original actor.
Voiced by Peter RenadayA 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 OutsidersA 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 RobinsonHe 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 doesn't give the appearance of being evil. After Batman and Wildcat infiltrate their underground headquarters and defeat their monstrous leader, Slug, Black Lightning uses his electricity to save Wildcat's life, with instruction from Katana, to jumpstart the elder's heart when he suffers a cardiac arrest. He is seen at the end of the episode boxing with Wildcat. In the teaser for "Duel of the Double Crossers!", he reveals that he has an afro-style haircut underneath his hood.
- Angry Black Man: Well, Ticked-Off Black Teen anyway.
- Berserk Button: Lots of 'em.
- Color Character: What do you mean 'color' character, fool?
- Disproportionate Retribution: Black Lightning's dream sequence in "Inside the Outsiders!" has him zapping civilians for such minor infractions as driving a Hummer to pick up groceries, wearing white after Labor Day, and not picking up after their dogs.
- Hair-Trigger Temper: Every little thing fills him with ridiculous levels of anger.
- Magical Defibrillator: In "Enter the Outsiders!"
- Shock and Awe
Katana (Tatsu Yamashiro)
Voiced by Vyvan Pham ("Enter the Outsiders!") and Kim Mai Guest ("Inside the Outsiders!" onward)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. After Batman and Wildcat convince her and the Outsiders to turn against their monstrous boss, Slug, Wildcat suffers from a heart attack, causing Katana to take charge of the situation, and speak. She instructs Black Lightning to jumpstart Wildcats heart while Metamorpho becomes oxygen to fill his lungs in order to revive him. She is later seen at Wildcat's gym, dumping out one of his 'Tiger Tonic's (composed of tuna, bananas, raw eggs and tabasco sauce) into a nearby house plant (It should be noted that Batman did this earlier in the episode, and the plant died instantly). Her appearance is that of a teenage Japanese girl in a red skirt and yellow shirt, two shurikens in her hair and she always carries a sword with her.
- Absurdly Sharp Blade: Her sword slices through metal and concrete. Justified, as it's powered by magic.
- Action Girl
- Badass Normal
- Expy/Shout-Out: At least visually, the show's version of Katana was influenced by Gogo Yubari from Kill Bill.
- Hime Cut: in "Enter the Outsiders!"
- Magic Skirt
- The Quiet One: "Inside the Outsiders!" shows her backstory, which explains her reasons for this: she let slip the location of the magical sword that eventually became hers, resulting in her master being murdered.
- Throwing Your Sword Always Works: Vs. Despero in "Duel of the Double Crossers!"
Metamorpho (Rex Mason)
Voiced by Scott MenvilleMetamorpho has the ability to change his body into any shape, as well as transforming into any member of the periodic table of elements. Metamorpho helps in saving Wildcat's life when his heart stops in the middle of a fight by turning his body into oxygen in order to get into Wildcat's lungs. His appearance is like that of his comic-book alter ego, though he appears to be younger than the Rex Mason version. His unique abilities apparently require lots of energy, as he is seen almost constantly eating during the show. At the end of the episode he is seen at Wildcat's gym heartily drinking down Wildcat's Tiger Tonic.
- 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
- 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!
- Voluntary Shapeshifter
Ambush Bug (Irwin Schwab)
Voiced by Henry WinklerA Cloudcuckoolander with the ability to Teleport Spam and awareness of the Fourth Wall. Appears only in the Grand Finale.
- Casting Gag: He appears in the episode about Jumping the Shark, and he's voiced by the Fonz himself.
- Combat Pragmatist: He doesn't let his lack of offensive powers stop him from beating Gorilla Grodd with a dropbox.
- Heroic Build: Defied. His limbs are like knotted string but he also has a noticeable paunch.
- Hit Me, Dammit!: So that the viewers will stick around to watch Batman beat him up.
- The Knights Who Say Squee
- Meta Guy
- Psychopomp: Pretty much, as it turns out. Sorry, Batman.
- Rage Against the Author
Baby Face (Alfonso Face)
Voiced by Tom KennyAlfonso 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!"Baby Face returns in "Night of the Huntress!" , now married to his sweetheart, Miss (now Mrs) Manface) and fights Batman, Blue Beetle III and The Huntress when he springs his crew from Blackgate Prison. After freeing the inmates there, he and his gang escape. He then plans to break into Warehouse X to obtain the criminal weapons there. Batman, Blue Beetle, and Huntress tried to stop them, but end up defeated and trapped in an hourglass trap that was previously used by Clock King. Babyface leads his gang to Little Sisters of Gotham Convent (the peaceful part of Gotham) where a crime lord summit is being held and ends up attacking them. Batman, Blue Beetle, and Huntress escape and Batman uses his transforming Batmobile to combat Babyface's robot while Blue Beetle and Huntress deal with his gang. Batman manages to blow up Babyface's robot, defeating him.
- Canon Foreigner
- Even Evil Has Loved Ones: He'll quite happily dish out the hurt to our heroes or indeed any innocent Red Shirt, but he genuinely loves Miss Manface and has made an honest woman of her by the time of "Night of the Huntress".
- Guns Akimbo: With twin Thompson SMGs.
- Kissing Discretion Shot: This happens with Mrs. Manface. We cut away to a guard's reaction, which is more worthy of a Gory Discretion Shot.
- Psychopathic Manchild: With special emphasis on the "child."
- Verbal Tic, see?
- Animal Motifs: The manta.
- Arch-Enemy: To AQUAMAN.
- Arm Cannon
- Badass Baritone: When he suddenly starts singing in "Mayhem of the Music Meister!"
- Color Character
- Evil Sounds Deep
- Eye Beams: A major upgrade in powers from one of his earliest animated incarnations.
- Sitcom Arch-Nemesis: Unsurprisingly, his role in Aquaman's sitcom."That old Black Manta is bound to annoy!"
Catwoman (Selina Kyle)
Voiced by Nika FuttermanBatman 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.
- 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
- 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.
- Purple Is Powerful
- Single-Target Sexuality: "My real prey is, and shall always be, Batman."
- Whip It Good
The Cheetah (Priscilla Rich)
Voiced by Morena Baccarin
- Animal Themed Super Being: Type I.
- Arch-Enemy: One of Wonder Woman's main opponents.
- Composite Character: Of herself. Even if her real name is never mentioned, her looks and personality correspond to Priscilla Richie, the Golden Age Cheetah, while her strength and abilities seem to have a magical origin, like the third Cheetah, Barbara Ann Minerva.
- Curb-Stomp Battle: Gives one to Superman after she gets an amulet than enhances her powers, and covers her claws with kryptonite.
- Dark Action Girl
- Femme Fatalons
- Lightning Bruiser: Not just as fast and agile as it's expected from a cheetah-themed character, but also strong and resistant enough to fight evenly with Wonder Woman.
- Straw Feminist: She doesn't like that Lex Luthor doubts she'll be able to fight Superman, and, after defeating the hero, Cheetah takes great delight in mocking him.
- Vitriolic Best Buds: With Joker and Luthor.
Clock King (William Tockman)
Voiced by Dee Bradley BakerThe 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.
- Clock King: While worth mentioning simply because of the name, he has yet to demonstrate the precise timing to be worthy of this trope.
- 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 TamborAn 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.
Voiced by Michael Leon WooleyDarkseid 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.
Voiced by Oded FehrAn 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.
- 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
- Yin-Yang Bomb: He has mastery of both Order and Chaos magic.
Gentleman Ghost (Jim Craddock)
Voiced by Greg Ellis"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.
- Achilles' Heel: Nth Metal.
- Arch-Enemy: To Batman, since he was responsible for his death.
- Deal with the Devil
- Dem Bones
- Evil Brit
- Hoist by His Own Petard
- Jack the Ripoff
- Nice Hat
- Rogues-Gallery Transplant: Originally a Hawkman villain.
- Though he becomes Katar and Shayera's enemy in the comics based on the show.
- Victorian London
- Wicked Cultured
- Badass Bass: In "Mayhem of the Music Meister!"
- Blatant Lies: He's had that utility belt that looks like Batman's for years. You've just never seen him wear it.
- Breather Episode: Was the featured villain of the very silver aged "Gorillas In Our Midst!" after the Darker and Edgier "Chill of the Night."
- Everything's Better with Monkeys
- Large Ham
- Mind Control
- Rogues-Gallery Transplant: Originally a Flash rogue.
- Unexplained Recovery: Was turned human at the end of his first appearance. After a cameo as a human he's back to normal.
- Worthy Opponent: Considers Batman one."Batman. The one human worthy of my intellect."
Harley Quinn (Dr. Harleen Frances Quinzel, M.D.)
Voiced by Meghan StrangeA 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]".
- Action Girl: A rare case when she and Bat-Mite work together to stop Joker-Mite from killing off Batman, even when using her title cards as weapons.
- All Women Love Shoes: She wears her high heels in this one.
- Blowing a Raspberry: She does this to one of the Joker's henchmen, even though she is rendered mute.
- Boyish Short Hair: Sometimes.
- Cute Mute: When she becomes magically silenced by the Joker. Of course, this is seen as a defiance of the trope.
- Dark Mistress: For the Joker.
- Deliberately Monochrome: Her appearance along with Joker's other henchmen; see Shout-Out below.
- Drop the Hammer: Even when she is Deliberately Monochrome, she never forgets that she is not afraid to use a mallet.
- The Flapper: Duh!
- Gold Makes Everything Shiny: Her necklaces and bracelets, though they are Deliberately Monochrome.
- Hair Decorations: Her tiara with a ruby on the forehead part.
- Impossible Hourglass Figure: And what a beauty Harley is with that figure.◊
- Improbable Weapon User: While she is silenced by the Joker, whenever she tries to say something, her title card appears for a few seconds. She and Bat-Mite use this to their advantage by using these title cards as weapons in order to stop Joker-Mite and the others from killing Batman.
- Little Black Dress: Her 1920s style black jazzy fringe flapper dress, right down to the knees.
- Shout-Out: She is modeled after silent film actresses of The Roaring Twenties; plus, the title cards that appear whenever she tries to speak though she is muted date back to the silent films that lasted until the late 1920s.
- 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.
- Dangerously Genre Savvy: Especially in "The Knights of Tomorrow!", where he explicitly attempts to avert running away while he's ahead without actually killing the hero and using a timer on his gas bomb.
- 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.
- 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")
- 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!"
- 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?
- 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.
K'rull The Eternal
Voiced by Michael DornA 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.
- Composite Character/Expy: Of Captain Marvel villain King Kull and Vandal Savage, with a hint of Darkseid's son Kalibak.
- Genius Bruiser
- Green Rocks: He got his immortality from a red meteorite.
- Who Wants to Live Forever?: He's immortal, so he outlives everything he conquers.
- Arch-Enemy: To Superman, naturally.
- Bald of Evil
- Big Bad: Cleary shown to be in charge of the Legion of Doom.
- Curb-Stomp Battle: Delivers one when he breaks into the Batcave, with his Power Armor designed to fight Superman proving more than a match for anything Batman has.
- Fat Bastard: Much chunkier than in previous adaptations. Must be all those cakes.
- Gambit Roulette: Exposing Superman to Red Kryptonite.
- Green Rocks: Relied on Kryptonite so much Superman no longer needs super vision to see it coming.
- Powered Armor
- Smug Snake
- Vitriolic Best Buds: With Joker and Cheeta.
Mrs. Manface (Manfreda Donatella)
Voiced by Ellen GreeneManfreda 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). Voiced by Ellen Greene.
''Voiced by Gary Anthony WilliamsEvil 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?
- Genre Savvy: To a degree. He might lock up Green lantern in a cell, but he'll take his ring away so he can't escape all that easily.
- 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 YassukovichMedieval witch. Arthur's sister. You may have heard of her. Enslaved Etrigan in Arthurian times to help take over Camelot and kill Merlin.
- Breath Weapon
- 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
- Public Domain Character
- Scaled Up
- Taken for Granite: Her favorite method of dispatching an enemy. Even her dragon fire turns folks to stone.
- Vain Sorceress
The Music Meister
Voiced by Neil Patrick HarrisPicked 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.
- Camp Straight: He has a musical theme, Unlimited Wardrobe of ostentatious outfits, an openly gay voice actor—and a Villainous Crush on Black Canary.
- Card-Carrying Villain: Proclaims himself to be "the maestro of villainy".
- Changing Clothes Is a Free Action: He goes through around a dozen costumes, including eight in a single extended scene.
- Compelling Voice: A compelling singing voice. He doesn't even have to exactly sing the commands. He just has to sing, and people fall into step.
- Evil Redhead
- Expy: Strongly resembles a modernized version of The Fiddler, using singing instead of violin-playing for his mind control.
- He much more closely resembles Fiddler stand-in Music Master from the Justice Guild episodes of Justice League, down to the wild hair and gapped teeth.
- Freudian Excuse: Bullies used to pick on him because he sang in choir, but something very strange occurred when he kept singing higher. The ruffians around him quickly fell into a trance, and it was then, with wicked glee, he made those puppets dance!
- Also, his initial Villain Song continually mentions him "settl[ing] the score."
- Large Ham
- Love at First Note: With Black Canary (even when she knocks him flat with her sonic screaming) but when she rejects him for Batman he attempts to dispatch her.
- Making a Spectacle of Yourself
- Mad Artist: He's a great singer, who takes "wicked glee" in using his hypnotic voice to control people into doing big (and lethal) music numbers while they steal or fight heroes for him.
- Mythology Gag: Neil Patrick Harris is credited as a "Special Guest Villain" for this episode.
- The Music Meister: The proud Trope Namer.
- Musical Episode
- Musical World Hypotheses: The musical episode is explained by him having spontaneous musical numbers as an explicit super power.
- Psychic-Assisted Suicide: "Now that Batman's been delayed/Your usefulness has passed/A distraction is what I need/So kick into that blast!" (Of course, Batman saves them.)
- Squishy Wizard: It only takes Batman a single punch to knock him out, just like Mongul and Guy Gardner.
- Tenor Boy: It's obvious that the Music Meister is a pretty young tenor.
- There Is No Kill Like Overkill: His Death Trap. Did they survive the Frickin' Laser Beams, the water cannons loaded with acid and the pendulum blades? Now The Walls Are Closing In before a Trap Door opens to an Acid Pool. Let's also have a Time Bomb just in case. When your prisoners are Batman and Black Canary, this is of course Bond Villain Stupidity at its finest.
- Unlimited Wardrobe
- Villain Song: Pretty much always.
- Wing Ding Eyes: His eyes and glasses are two musical notes.
Voiced by Diedrich BaderExactly 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.
- Animal Motifs
- Bat Signal
- Costume Copycat
- Pungeon Master: Reels off a particularly painful Hurricane of Puns to his captured enemies.
- Shadow Archetype
- Shout-Out: Owlman's costume is similar to Justice Lord Batman. When he dresses up as Batman, he uses Batman's original costume from the comics◊.
Psycho-Pirate (Roger Hayden)
Voiced by Armin ShimermanGaining 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.
- Emotion Eater: He eats anger.
- Mind Rape: How he gets the emotions he craves.
- Would Hurt a Child: Or a pack of super-powered teens.
Voiced by Peter WoodwardA 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.
- Beard of Evil
- Heir Club for Men: Talia just isn't good enough, apparently.
- Offing the Offspring
- Powered Armor: In Crisis, 22,300 miles above Earth.
- We Can Rule Together: Tries this on Robin, who declines.
- Well-Intentioned Extremist
Talia al Ghul
Voiced by Andrea BowenRa'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.
- Daddy's Little Villain: Lacks the innocence some of her other incarnations have, though that doesn't make her totally loyal to Ra's. The fact that her dad prefers a male heir may have something to do with it.
- Dating Catwoman: Robin was hoping for this, but is quickly shot down, though it's because she's only interested in Batman.
- Inadequate Inheritor: Ra's knows just how skilled she is, but would still prefer a male heir. He tells Robin this while she's in the same room.
- Mad Scientist's Beautiful Daughter: See Dating Catwoman.
- Purple Eyes
- Spy Catsuit: Actually more coverage than she often has in her other depictions.
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).
- Adaptational Badass
- Arrogant Kung-Fu Guy: Especially Fox.
- Drop the Hammer: Shark.
- Dual Wielding: Vulture.
- Master Poisoner: Fox.
- Terrible Trio
- Upgrade Artifact
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.
- Combat Pragmatist: Fair's good... But GUNS are better!
- Enemy Mine: Manages to be both the guest hero and the villain of his debut teaser after his mooks question the results of sparing Batman after a coin toss.
- Eviler Than Thou: Lost to Matches Malone. Actually Batman with Amnesia.
- Guns Akimbo: And he keeps a couple of spares.
- Pungeon Master: The number two comes up once or twice when he speaks."Two-bit punks! Think you can double-cross Twoface?"
- Role Reprisal: In "Chill of the Night!", he's reprised by his Batman The Animated Series voice actor.
- Alternate Company Equivalent: to Marvel Comics' Galactus. (Actually Starro came first, but the whole planet-devouring shtick is more Galactus' than his.)
- Big Bad: Of a Story Arc introduced on in the show's Cold Openings, where The Faceless Hunter is gathering most of the superheroes to become Hive Mind slaves. Their roles reverse after Starro is killed by Earth's heroes, with the Faceless Hunter taking over as the main villain and the now, apparently mindless creature he turns Starro's remains into serving his destructive whims.
- Eldritch Abomination
- Guttural Growler
- Hive Mind
- Madness Mantra: "Starro lives".
- No Celebrities Were Harmed: Kevin Michael Richardson seemed to be channeling Frank Welker's Dr. Claw voice.
- One-Winged Angel: Thanks to Bwana Beast's powers.
- Starfish Aliens: Literally.
The Faceless Hunter
- 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 (rather than enslaving it).
- Dragon with an Agenda
- 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.
Professor Zoom (Eobard Thawne)
Voiced by John Wesley ShippThe 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.
- Casting Gag: He was voiced by John Wesley Shipp, who played Barry Allen in the original Flash TV series.
- 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
Voiced by James Garrett
Voiced by Sirena Irwin
- Complaining About Rescues They Don't Like: Calls for Superman. Batman catches her.
- Damsel out of DistressLex Luthor: [Superman] won't dare interfere with my plans as long as I have you.Lois: Then I'll just have to remove myself from the equation!
- Intrepid Reporter
Voiced by Alexander Polinsky
- Hero-Worshipper: Keeps Superman memorabilia in his shed.
- Intrepid Reporter: Up to faking ill to try and learn Supes' secret identity. It doesn't work.
- Superpower Silly Putty: Featuring a Cutaway Gag to the infamous Turtle boy.
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.
- Role Reprisal: Fred is voiced by his original actor.
- Took a Level in Badass: Thanks to Bat-Mite, Scooby and Shaggy start beating up Joker and the Penguin with Batman and Robin.
- Trademark Favorite Food: The Scooby Snax as usual, which was used by the Joker against them.
Voiced by Jeffrey RossOne 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