Characters / JL8

Here go character tropes for the webcomic JL8.

Clark Kent

The (Super)boy who will become Superman. He's very keen on doing the right thing, which manages to keep Bruce from crossing lines. He has a crush on Diana.

Bruce Wayne

The boy who will become the Bat. He's very stern, over the top, and a bit of a brat. Still, he tries his best to do right. He has a crush on Karen.

Hal Jordan

The Littlest Lantern. He loves space. He is good friends with J'onn and Barry.

Barry Allen

The Boy Flash. Something of a smart-aleck and a prankster. Loves nothing more than driving people up the wall. And food.

J'onn J'onzz

The Martian Greenhorn. He is a new student in Mr. Shwartz's class, and the son of a Martian ambassador. He is still learning Earth customs, and while Barry and Hal help him out, they sometimes do more harm than good.
  • The Fettered: Issue #149 reveals that his parents don't let him use his powers at school.


The Wonder Girl. She is the feisty keeper of playground peace, and refuses to stand for any wrongdoings. She is the Princess of the Amazons, a role she is initially displeased with, but eventually comes to terms with. She is Karen's best friend.

Karen Starr

The Power Pint-Sizer. Karen loves ponies, princesses, Clark, and her best friend Diana. She has a tendency to get jealous.

Lex Luthor

A smug little creep in a child-size business suit, Lex is the leader of a group of older kids who bully our heroes.
  • Big Bad: The closest thing to a recurring villain that the comic has had.
  • Bullying a Dragon: He regularly mocks the superheroes. It doesn't always end well for him.
  • Evil Redhead: He hasn't yet gone bald at this point.
  • Narcissist: Clark calls him on this, and his constant cooler-than-thou expression doesn't help.

Solomon Grundy

A creepy, silent tall boy who mainly serves as Lex's muscle.
  • The Brute: The most physically powerful of Lex's "Little Legion Of Doom".
  • The Bully: Explicitly described as such.


The future Clown Prince Of Crime, currently still a non-disfigured little boy. Doesn't stop him from being a psychotic little brat.
  • Creepy Child: Rarely interacts with the other characters, preferring to observe them with an unsettling smirk on his face. When he does interact with them, he delights in Break Them by Talking and constantly tries to goad the heroes into hitting him.
  • Evil Red Head: Has a shock of red hair.
  • The Fettered: Being a child, he doesn't indulge in the wanton violence of his adult self. You can tell that the little bastard would if he was physically capable of it yet.
  • Slasher Smile: True to form, he constantly smiles.
  • Visual Pun: Jack wears a red hoodie. In other words a Red Hood!

Leonard Snart

The boy who will one day be Captain Cold and leader of The Rogues. As of right now, he's one of Lex's henchmen.
  • An Ice Person: Averted, he doesn't have his iconic ice gun yet, being limited to a squirt gun.
  • Cool Shades: Wears his trademark snowsuit visors, which Lex mocks him for.

Lois Lane

The new girl who moved in across the street from the Kents. Has a penchant for investigating strange phenomenon.