Characters: Legion of Super Heroes
The character sheet for the animated series Legion of Super Heroes.
Voiced by: Yuri Lowenthal
- Fish out of Water
- Flying Brick: Of course.
- Future Badass: It's not long before he proves himself pretty badass in his youth though.
- He's All Grown Up: In season two, WOW.Superman: "Who you calling skinny?"
- The Leader
- Na´ve Newcomer: When he's first introduced but he gets to grips with it pretty quickly.
- Nice Guy
- Out of Focus: In the second season.
- Red Oni, Blue Oni: The Blue to Superman X's Red.
- Rookie Red Ranger
Voiced by: Andy Milder
- Artificial Arm: From "Chained Lightning" onwards.
- Badass Beard: In season two.
- Butt Monkey: He really hates Legion try-outs, usually because he winds up on the receiving end of someone's demonstration.
- In the spin-off comic of the cartoon, during Infectious Lass's try-out, he wound up with a form of lava acne and got stuck with Bouncing Boy's power (and physique). What sucked worse is that, the virus that switched his power with BB's lasts longer on people with greater mass.
- Cain and Abel: The Abel to Mekt's Cain.
- Cynicism Catalyst: The death of his sister Ayla during the attack that granted him and his older brother Mekt their powers pushes them into their guilt-ridden Cain and Abel complex, along with Garth's cynical attitude and Mekt's path into villainy. Subverted in that she didn't die at all and was eventually restored to a physical form.
- Fiery Redhead
- Good Parents: He was seen embracing them after the storm that devastated Winath, happily embracing their children in the photo before he and his siblings got their abilities and him bringing Ayla home to see their parents.
- Good Scars, Evil Scars: Lightning Lad's under eye mark.
- He's All Grown Up: Has a shirtless scene in Chained Lightning to demonstrate this. Much to the joy of Legion fangirls everywhere.
- Jerk with a Heart of Gold: While still this in season two, he'd softened a little. Not majorly, but considerably.
- The Lancer
- Locked into Strangeness: His scar and eyes are a result of the Lightning Beasts shocking him and his siblings that granted them their abilities.
- Major Injury Under Reaction: "Sweet".
- Real Men Wear Pink: Has surprisingly good bedside manner, as demonstrated by him trying to get Matter-Eater Lad to eat so he would recover quickly in the hospital. And then of course there's the fact that he loves his little, formerly twin sister dearly.
- Shock and Awe
- Teeth-Clenched Teamwork: With Dream Girl in season two. His reason for doing so is that she used to be a con artist fortune teller called Madame Mysterious, but the real reason behind his dislike is she told his parents that they would find his sister Ayla on another planet and it never happened, which devastated the two. Though their relationship has softened by the end of Nura's spotlight episode.
- Action Girl
- Big Ol' Eyebrows
- Captain Obvious
- The Chick
- The Heart: She's quite good at handling people. She did show a great deal of compassion for Timber Wolf before his true identity was revealed.
- Master of Illusion
- Mind-Control Eyes: Her eye's glow whenever she uses her physic abilities.
- Mind Over Manners: Lighting Lad once stated that she could read a persons thoughts even when she's unconscious. Since she's unconscious she can't stop herself, and will sometimes pick up on things she shouldn't.
- Psychic Powers
- Purple Eyes
- Rapunzel Hair
- Technicolor Eyes
- Telepathic Spacegirl
Voiced by: Adam Wylie
- Adorably Precocious Child
- Ambiguously Gay
- Brainwashed and Crazy: When Brainiac 1.0 takes control of him.
- Do-Anything Robot
- Green Skinned Space Guy: He's not exactly Mr. Fanservice, but that hasn't stopped his horde of fangirls.
- Genius Bruiser The genius part is blatantly obvious, the bruiser part comes in when he turns into his "battle mode"
- Read: 12 foot tall mecha that has enough dakka to make someone supposedly "armed to the teeth" and member of the bad guys who took the whole legion to run like a little girl
- I Did What I Had to Do: Less of a single occurrence and more of a defining motivational trait - Brainiac 5 often makes the tough, pragmatic and/or rational decisions, and willing to pay high costs (including sacrificing himself, or on rare occasions others) if he feels it needs to be done or the alternative is something much worse. This extends to everything from saving the day to preserving the timeline, and becomes particularly obvious in "Message In A Bottle" and other episodes dealing with Brainy ensuring that Superman doesn't learn too much about his past.
- Pointed out by the original Brainiac, who uses this part of Brainiac 5 to create a connection between himself and Brainy. As his resistance breaks down, Brainy slowly starts to believe that his tendency for this makes him Not So Different than Brainiac 1... and that's all 1.0 needed.
- In-Series Nickname: "Brainy".
- Legacy Character
- Locked into Strangeness: In an interesting reversal he was an android at the start of the series but at the end he became human (albeit with green skin and white circles on his forehead) after defeating Brainiac in his mind.
- Losing Your Head
- Mechanical Lifeform
- Out-of-Character Moment: His entire character after the first few minutes of "Brain Drain" due to a malfunction. Hilarity Ensues.
- Pinocchio Syndrome: Per Word of God.
- Pragmatic Hero
- Purple Eyes
- Robot Buddy
- Secret Keeper
- The Smart Guy
- The Spock
- Spock Speak
- Telescoping Robot
- Well-Intentioned Extremist
Voiced by: Michael Cornacchia
- Big Eater
- Big Fun
- The Big Guy
- Chains Of Commanding: Feels them when he gets put in charge of the Legion.
- Dark Horse Victory: Wins the Legion Leader Election in "Chain Lightning" despite Cosmic Boy and L Ighting Lad being the frontrunners due to leading the Legion in saving all of Winath.
- Genre Savvy: Comes with being an ancient horror movie fanboy
- Plucky Comic Relief
- Hyper-Destructive Bouncing Ball: He IS one!
- Mission Control: When he is piloting and the others are in action. Exceptional work at this briefly gets him elected leader of the entire Legion.
- Ship Tease: With Triplicate Girl.
- What Kind of Lame Power Is Heart, Anyway?: He was rejected from the legion four times before finally being let in.
- Heart Is an Awesome Power: He was let in eventually and is a useful member of the team by the time of the show.
Voiced by: Heather Hogan Watson
- Action Girl
- Deadpan Snarker
- Eerie Pale-Skinned Brunette: She's much paler than the other girls in the show, and the design of her costume and face suggest a skull.
- Gray Eyes: Just like her mother's.
- The Heart: Served this to Lightning Lad and Timber Wolf when both were dangerously close to becoming murderers.
- Intangible Girl
- Little Miss Snarker
- Screw the Rules, I'm Doing What's Right: When she aids Timber Wolf despite the Legion's laws.
- Ship Tease: With Timber Wolf
- Spoiled Sweet: Her mom's president of the galaxy, in case you didn't know.
- This Looks Like a Job for Aquaman: Is the most powerful legionnaire in the phantom zone.
Voiced by: Shawn Harrison
- Bad Ass: In his first appearance he trashed his Dad's lab in response to what he had done to him when he was younger and kept kicking ass even after joining the Legion. Even theirs on one occasion.
- Brainwashed and Crazy: Daddy dearest used his nanites to turn him into this, it was seeing Phantom Girl's unconscious body that snapped him out of it
- Calling the Old Man Out: Gives his pop a few of these
- Clear My Name: Was accused of killing his father and the Legion and Science Police hunt him down, as it turns out he was the real killer but the victim was his father's clone
- Deadpan Snarker
- Guinea Pig Family: See Abusive Parents
- Guttural Growler: Especially when he's in his bestial form.
- Hidden Depths: He likes to cook.
- Lightning Bruiser: In S2 he's built like a tank, and although he's not as fast as speedsters or even Superman, he still moves in a blur.
- Locked into Strangeness: In pictures it was shown he was a normal human boy until his father tampered with his DNA too much. After he was restored from his werewolf-like state he maintained the cat-like eyes, fur, claws, fangs and pointy ears from his feral form.
- Misunderstood Loner with a Heart of Gold: Was originally treated like a mindless animal (his father tricking the Legion so they can capture him) until Saturn Girl uncovered the truth
- Our Werewolves Are Different
- Real Men Wear Pink: See Hidden Depths
- Resist The Beast: In "Cry Wolf" he does experience this trope and trying hard not to revert into his bestial form in one such instance he was struggling with his monster form when Phantom Girl tries to coax him back to normal...until the Science Police came in and attacked him causing him to run and fly to Rawl so that he wouldn't be a danger to anyone else.
- Ship Tease: With Phantom Girl.
- Skunk Stripe: Like his father
- Slasher Smile: Does this in Cry Wolf where the nanites have taken control over him
- Sixth Ranger
- The Stoic
- Supernatural Gold Eyes: The lupine sort.
- Vomit Discretion Shot: In the spin-off comic of the cartoon Timber Wolf gets motion sickness on the trip back from Rawl, fortunately Superman manages to get him off the ship before he could show the Legion what he had for lunch.
- Wolf Man
- You Wouldn't Like Me When I'm Angry
Triplicate Girl/Duo Damsel
- Action Girl
- Bare Your Midriff: She wears this for the first series then only partially for the second series.
- Despair Event Horizon: When one of the duplicates is seemingly killed.
- Detached Sleeves
- Genki Girl: The most peppy and excitable of the female Legion members.
- Literal Split Personality: Each of the three duplicates she splits into are semi-individuals with slight differences in personality to the point that they're both one person and yet also like very close sisters.
- Magic Skirt
- Me's a Crowd: When under the influence of magic her duplication power spirals out of control creating dozen of copies that continue to endlessly fill the Legion's spacecraft.
- Zettai Ryouiki
Voiced by: Alexander Polinsky
- Deadpan Snarker
- Hero-Worshipper: In 'Who Am I' it was shown he's idolised Superman for years before he even joined the Legion.
- In-Series Nickname: Cham
- Kid-Appeal Character
- Magic Pants
- Memory Gambit: Was a part of this for Brainiac 5's plan of infiltrating Imperiex's forces by impersonating Persuader.
- Plucky Comic Relief
- Shape Shifter
- Voluntary Shapeshifting
Voiced by: Yuri Lowenthal
- Anti-Hero Substitute
- Adorkable: His upbringing changed a lot but he retains a lot of Superman's personality traits and has just as awkward as a time fitting in with society.
- Cloning Blues
- Composite Character: Kon-El and Superman from the 853rd century.
- Genetic Engineering Is the New Nuke: Created specifically to turn the tide against Imperiex in the 41st Century, he's the result of Superman's DNA being mixed with Kryptonite and as such is immune to the green rocks effects. It also has the added side effect of granting him different powers.
- Good Is Not Nice
- Green Eyes
- Laser-Guided Tykebomb
- The Only One Allowed to Defeat You
- Red Oni, Blue Oni: The Red to Superman's Blue.
Voiced by: Wil Wheaton
- Always Someone Better
- The Captain
- Extra Oredinary
- Good Is Not Nice
- Unresolved Sexual Tension: With Saturn Girl. In "Chain of Command", he tried to protect her from harm's way, but she told him he can take care of herself and leaves before he can apologize. In the episode "In the Beginning", he's upset with Saturn Girl for always taking Lightning Lad's side.
- What the Hell, Hero?: Lightning Lad calls him out for not even having the time to visit Saturn Girl while she's in a temporary coma.
- Annoying Laugh: She's a snorter
- Giant Equals Invincible In Kandor
- Genius Bruiser: This type tends to be. That she is able to keep Braniac 5 in check is probably why her teammates tolerate the other tropes listed here.
- Obnoxious Snarker
- Ship Tease: She seems to spend a lot of time with Braniac 5.
- Shrinking Violet: Averted, visually she gets smaller and wears dark purple but she does not have this personality at all.
- The Napoleon
- What Kind of Lame Power Is Heart, Anyway?: Though she thinks shrinking is the best power.
The Fatal Five
- Five-Bad Band
Lightning Speed Vanguard/Legion of Supervillains
- Fun with Acronyms: although doesn't spell out a word, the initials are the same in the old and later name of the team: LSV.
- Heel-Face Turn: Although they weren't seen after their "turns", Lightning Lord and Ron-Karr.
- Jerk Jock: Mekt "Lightning Lord" Ranzz in "Champions", before joining the LSV.
- Jumping Off the Slippery Slope: The Light Speed Vanguard at first seem Cooler And More Effective Heroes, then Kinda Selfish Mercenary Heroes, then Ruthless Protection Racket.
- Locked into Strangeness: Like his brother the Lightning Beasts shocked him and his eyes and hair changed.
- Morality Pet: for Mekt in "Chained Lightning". Many years ago, dead little sister. Then, Not Quite Dead (which puts Even Evil Has Loved Ones back into play), followed by Unexplained Recovery. As he directly contributes to Ayla's restoration, he surrenders to prison without a fight.
- Psycho Rangers: Each member is a counterpart for a Legionnaire.
- Esper - Saturn Girl
- Hunter - Timber Wolf
- Lightning Lord - Lightning Lad
- Ron-Karr and Wave - Bouncing Boy and Triplicate Girl (as the team's ship crew)
- Tyr - Superman
Voiced by: Phil Morris
- Big Bad: of season 2.
- Conqueror From The Future
- Generic Doomsday Villain
- Hijacked by Brainiac
- In Name Only: Comicbook Imperiex was a present-day Energy Being in a suit of armor, so giant that most of the time you were Fighting a Shadow; Animated Imperiex is a human-sized alien cyborg from 41st century.
- Knight of Cerebus: His introduction significantly darkens the series, being a far more technologically advanced, ruthless overlord than what the Legion typically deal with.
Voiced by: Tara Strong
- Bald of Evil
- Canon Foreigner
- Desperately Looking for a Purpose in Life
- Fiction500: She owns a planet
- Jumping Off the Slippery Slope
- Lonely Rich Kid
- Never My Fault: It's a Luthor thing.
- Rich Bitch
Voiced by: Harry Lennix (Season 1), Dorian Harewood (Season 2)
- Abusive Dad
- Archnemesis Dad: To Timber Wolf, if he's got an episode to himself expect Dr. Londo to be the main villain
- Evilutionary Biologist
- Evil Counterpart: To President Winema Wazzo believe it or not:
- Both have titles in front of their names, related to their professions and are referred to as such (President Wazzo and Dr. Londo)
- They are single parents to their children (who're the same gender as their respective parents)
- Their children are in the Legion of Superheroes and are close friends.
- Their children resemble them in some way (for example, take away the werewolfism and his son has his facial features and hair. In a few glimpses of his son's human form he does look like a younger version of his father)
- They both meddle in their children's lives. The key difference is Winema is well-meaning and ultimately wants what's best for her daughter while Londo only is interested with what he wants and doesn't care what happens to his son, he just wants his weapon/general.
- From Nobody to Nightmare: In the original comic series he was only used for the purpose of flashbacks with little if any character development but when the animated series came along he may be as bad of a parent as Ozai
- Guinea Pig Family
- Jumping Off the Slippery Slope: At first appears as a lone, grieving scientist who's lost everything to the creature in the forest. As it turns out his son isn't dead but is the creature Londo told the Legion about he attempts to kill/capture the Legion and take his son back by force using his animal test subjects.
- Karma Houdini: One of the very few villains of the series not to be either imprisoned on Takron Galtos, sent to the Phantom Zone or killed
- Manipulative Bastard: Uses the Legion to capture his son, and during Timber Wolf's calling the old man out routine in S2 he points out that his father uses everyone this way
- Meaningful Name: Dr. Mar Londo
- Morally Ambiguous Doctorate
- Never My Fault: Thinks Timber Wolf should be thanking him for changing him into a werewolf-monster.
- Professor Guinea Pig cloned himself at least three times in his second appearance
- Reverse Arm-Fold
- Skunk Stripe: Like father, like son
- Slasher Smile: Shows this during his Villainous Breakdown when he frees his mutated animals to attack the Legion and his son. Needless to say it doesn't turn out so well, for him
- We Can Rule Together: Does this in 'Cry Wolf' with his son except it involved having to use a mind controlling device and giant golems to pummel him. Great parenting.
Voiced by: Corey Burton
- Bald of Evil: As is traditional, he has no hair. When Brainiac 5 takes damage while he's stealing his body, Brainiac 5's base body loses its hair as it undergoes repairs.
- Big Bad: Outright murders Imperiex and then takes control of his operations.
- Enemy Within: Being Brainiac 5's predecessor, he is inevitably in his programming, but was left dormant. When Kandor was invaded by Imperiex, Brainy decided to ask for his assistance, which means Brainiac 1.0 got a foothold in his mind, which is exactly what Imperiex wanted.
- Knight of Cerebus: Perhaps even moreso than Imperiex. Namely, his first appearance in Brainiac 5's head was followed by a number of Breather Episodes, and after those were done, he then became the central antagonist in the ending two-parter.
- Not Quite Dead: After all is said and done in Season 2, it cuts back to Brainiac 1.0 putting himself back together in a new body, completely separate from Brainiac 5.
- Villainous Breakdown: He starts attacking far more aggressively when Brainiac 5 gains control again, and then screams after being impaled.
- Walking Spoiler
Voiced by: April Winchell
- Amazingly Embarrassing Parents
- Doting Parent
- Good Counterpart: To Dr. Londo
- Gray Eyes: Like mother, like daughter
- Mama Bear: Defended her daughter against a Corrupt Corporate Executive in the Legion of Superheroes comic-adaption of the TV series
- Meddling Parents: She means well but she's very interested in her daughter's dating life
- Reasonable Authority Figure
R. J. Brande
Voiced by: Lex Lang
- Good Parents: Is proud of his Legionnaire son, Chameleon Boy
- Fiction 500
- Honest Corporate Executive: He owns a Sun Nursurey and is thankful to Saturn Girl, Lightning Lad and Cosmic Boy for saving his life and helped fund the Legion of Superheroes
- Reasonable Authority Figure
- The Team Benefactor