!The Team

[[folder: The Team]]

!!'''Tropes that apply to the majority of members'''
* {{Antivillain}} [[VillainProtagonist Protagonist]]: if they do not count as {{Antihero}}es.
* AbusiveParents: Pretty much all of the original group to one extent or another, with Scandals and Ragdolls fathers being portrayed as the worst by far, with Catman's sadistic trophy hunter father a close second. Parademon didnt ''have'' parents as we know them on Earth, but was still raised by Granny Goodness, the New God of Child Abuse. However, unlike his teammates, he doesn't have mental scars from it since this is a default parental method on Apokalypse.
* EqualOpportunityEvil: Your background matters not when working with them. Men, women, and even non-humans are welcome to join the Secret Six. A good example of this being demonstrated is with Scandal, who was once the leader and is a woman, a lesbian, and a Latina.
* EvenEvilHasStandards: Though notably, everyone has ''different'' standards that often lead them into conflict. Catman is the most traditionally heroic while Deadshot will shoot anything that moves if he's paid for it.
** They agree on a few things, though, one of them being that Cheshire is downright awful. Including Catman, and he's still sexually attracted to her despite her actions.
* EvilVersusEvil: Though they are perfectly willing to take on heroes. The team has even been described as a neutral point, siding with neither villains nor heroes.
* ManBitesMan: Over the course of the series, only Deadshot and Alice avoided biting off a chunk out of an opponent.
* NobleDemon: Huntress has noted that, unlike every other villain team heroes have gone up against, these people would all willingly die to protect one another.
* TheNotableNumeral: Both played straight and subverted. WordOfGod is that only the four core members (Catman, Deadshot, Ragdoll, and Scandal) are safe in the long run, though some may leave the team briefly, and across the first four incarnations of the team had three die, two leaving due to betrayal, and a sixth simply quitting. On the other hand, one of the core members was fired but still hung around, and since then two more members have joined. Depending on timing, then, the Secret Six can have five to nine members so far, though they do tend toward six.
* SlidingScaleOfAntiVillains: Type I, the [[NobleDemon Noble Anti-Villain.]] Scandal is a borderline ByronicHero.
* SociopathicHero: If they count as {{Antihero}}es.


[[folder: Scandal]]

Former leader of the team, Scandal Savage is the daughter of the immortal supervillain Vandal Savage. Much like him, she's ''very'' hard to kill.

* AboveGoodAndEvil: Her monologue in the second issue of the ''Six Degrees of Devastation'' mini shows that she doesn't believe in either concept. As far as she's concerned, there are only ''noble'' deeds and ''ignoble'' deeds.
* [[HeroesWantRedheads Antiheroes Want Redheads]]: She has a type.
* [[AntiHero Anti Heroine]]: On the border between an [[UnscrupulousHero Unscrupulous Heroine]] and a [[NominalHero Nominal Heroine]].
* ArchnemesisDad: She absolutely despises her father. When your dad is ComicBook/VandalSavage, this is ''very'' understandable.
* AxCrazy: Probably the second-most kill-happy of the team after Deadshot.
* BareYourMidriff: Often, as seen on the right.
* BeautyMark
* BerserkButton: Don't bring up Scandal Savage's [[ComicBook/VandalSavage dad]] or do anything to remind her of him. ''Just don't do it''. You'll be ''very'' lucky to still be in one piece if you make him enter her mind. Actually, that's probably the easiest way to piss Scandal off, given that she is definitely the most AxCrazy of the team and has a ridiculously short fuse, and being insane.
* ButchLesbian
** LipstickLesbian in her first appearances, where she simply wears a business outfit with a skirt. Once she [[HellbentForLeather puts on her battle clothes]] she never goes back.
* DarkActionGirl
* DrowningMySorrows: Was like this for a bit when Knock-Out died.
* EarAche: She bit off the ear of Fatality from the Green Lantern series and later admitted she swallowed it.
* GirlsLove: First with [[ComicBook/NewGods Female Fury]] Knockout and then later with Liana, an exotic dancer. [[MarryThemAll And eventually with both. Girl got game.]]
* GoodThingYouCanHeal: Especially on ''this'' team.
* HealingFactor
* IWantGrandkids: Daddy Savage is ''gonna'' get that heir. Even if he has to arrange his daughter getting raped by Dr. Psycho to get them.
* TheLadette: To the point that she sleeps in boxers.
* MarryThemAll: At the end of the series this is her solution to having both Liana and Kay, saying she wants to marry them both. Also a prime example of GettingCrapPastTheRadar, since everyone is so wrapped up in September's reboot that no one seemed to notice that Gail wrote in a polygamous lesbian marriage.
** Issue 9 of the [=Nu52=] series makes it very clear that this marriage is very much canon, and doing extremely well.
* SpicyLatina: Scandal's mother was Brazilian and she was raised there, but she's a comparatively mild example of this trope.
* TokenGoodTeammate: She's exceedingly short-tempered, has absolutely no qualms about killing or horribly maiming people, and is generally extremely uncompromising, in addition to ''despising'' conventional heroes and viewing them as a bunch of stuck-up, self-righteous pricks and hypocrites of the worst kind, but she cleaves to a morally good path more often than anyone else on the team.
* [[WhoNamesTheirKidDude Who Names Their Kid "Scandal"?]]: Vandal Savage, that's who.
* [[ThoseTwoGuys Those Two Girls]]: With Jeanette.
* WolverineClaws: They're gauntlets worn around her forearms.

[[folder: Catman]]


Thomas Blake was a socialite who squandered his fortune in an unsuccessful bid to become a GreatWhiteHunter. After his fortune went kaput, Blake instead used the skills he learned to become a thief, becoming a SpearCounterpart to ComicBook/{{Catwoman}}. Despite being a ScarilyCompetentTracker with fairly decent fighting skills, his success was somewhat inconsistent until he reinvented himself as a morally ambiguous mercenary. After some time in the wilds of Africa, the now chiseled and badass Catman is one of the more (anti) heroic members of the group... most of the time.

* AbusiveParents: His dad was not a nice guy. So much so that finding out his father was in hell was enough to help him cope with the depression and suicidal thoughts he'd been suffering from
* AlasPoorVillain: While in Africa, Blake befriended a pride of lions. It's hard not to feel bad for him when [[KickTheDog Lex Luthor orders Deadshot to kill them all]].
* AntiHero: UnscrupulousHero on a bad day, PragmaticHero on a good one.
** Is this even more so in the ComicBook/New52, where he casually states he's not a good person, yet he's polite, kind and friendly to his teammates (especially [[BrokenBird Strix]]) as well as to a female museum security guard that he saved from being shot by her corrupt superior, and he also saves a dog (he hates dogs) from its abusive cop owner, even adopting said dog.
* AxCrazy: Only when he's pissed.
* BadassDecay: Lampshaded in universe. After a long stint in prison, he became an overweight loser. Green Arrow eventually [[ReasonYouSuckSpeech calls him on this]], and he decides to shape up and go back to his roots.
* BadassNormal: One of the few non-empowered or augmented individuals in the DCU who have managed to best Batman in a straight fight.
* BerserkButton: The ComicBook/New52 quickly establishes a couple more of this. He will get very violent if people try restraining him in any way, handcuffs included, and he also despises seeing animals being abused.
* BiTheWay: [[http://gailsimone.tumblr.com/post/11015369976/who-was-the-bisexual-man-or-is-that-off-the-table-now Confirmed]] by WordOfGod, who points out that there were enough hints, especially with his interactions with Deadshot, that a number of people had guessed already. She also mentioned that she hated pulling a WordOfGay since the series got cancelled before she was able to reveal it on panel, but plans to bring it up the next time she gets to write him.
** The first issue of the second volume opens with Thomas on a date with a woman ''and'' a man, who are both very attracted to him.
* ChosenConceptionPartner: In issue 12 of the reboot series [[spoiler:Scandal asks him to be this to her and her wives]] and he readily agrees, clearly touched.
* ColdBloodedTorture: [[spoiler: He's shown to be quite good at it.]]
* CombatPragmatist: If he doesn't have his knives or bagh nakhs, he'll grab whatever's handy.
* DatingCatwoman:
** His relationship with Chesire.
** He also has a little thing with [[ComicBook/BirdsOfPrey Huntress]], in which ''he's'' the Catwoman.
** Notably averted with Catwoman herself, who typically hates him.
* DomesticAbuser: Would occasionally hit his girlfriends. In fairness, this was during his "washed up" period, and after he reinvented himself this trope was dropped from his personality beyond being something he was ashamed of.
* FullFrontalAssault: Regaining his edge involved hunting wild game in Africa, wearing ''only'' a knife.
* GoKartingWithBowser: Trains alongside Ollie and Connor at the start of ''Identity Crisis''.
* GreenEyes: Vividly so. In ''ComicBook/BirdsOfPrey'' #11, [[spoiler:they're what a hostage recognizes, and clues in Huntress that he was one of the hostage takers.]]
* HomoeroticSubtext: With Deadshot, to a blatantly obvious extent.
* InterruptedSuicide: And it would have been the most awesome suicide ever. [[spoiler:Suicide by PUNCHING LIONS.]]
* JumpingOffTheSlipperySlope: His RoaringRampageOfRevenge against his son's kidnappers. See that "most of the time" up there? Yeah, this... was one of the exceptions.
* MoralEventHorizon: In-universe, he considers the events of the ''Cats in the Cradle'' storyline to be this.
* MrFanservice: He gets shirtless and/or entirely naked quite often.
* NoSocialSkills: While he acts mostly civilized, pretty much any dining scene will show Catman tearing into rare steaks with his bare hands.
* OldHeroNewPals: He returns in the ComicBook/New52 Secret Six, with a new outfit, new teammates and promise of an exploration of his sexuality.
* OneNoteCook: He mostly only cooks eggs, though he once claimed he could also make "a mean slab of raw zebra haunch."
* PapaWolf: Do not threaten his son unless you're cool with not having a swift or merciful death.
* RaisedByAnimals: Catman lived among a pride of lions, being fully accepted by them and learning from them
* RatedMForManly: [[AwesomeMcCoolName Tom Blake]] reporting for [[CrazyAwesome lion-punching]], [[NoSocialSkills raw steak-eating]], [[WalkingShirtlessScene shirt-removing]] and Batman beating-up duties, SIR!
* RescuedFromTheScrappyHeap: [[invoked]] This series has done ''wonders'' for him in terms of popularity, to the point that in his appearance in ''Red Robin'' he's considered a legitimate threat to Tim Drake. Not bad for a guy who used to be the ButtMonkey of the DC Universe, and in story more than one person has commented on it.
* RoaringRampageOfRevenge: When you kidnap his son... heh, let's just say that he doesn't take it very well.
* RoguesGalleryTransplant: Originally a relatively minor Bat-Family villain, until he was [[RescuedFromTheScrappyHeap brought back]] during Brad Meltzer's run on ''ComicBook/GreenArrow''.
* ScarilyCompetentTracker: See the quotes page.
* [[spoiler:SelfMadeOrphan]]
* SexyCatPerson: A rare male example in comics, since Gail Simone made him a muscular, frequently-shirtless, bisexual AntiVillain.
* [[ShamelessFanserviceGirl Shameless Fanservice Boy]]: He has a concept of modesty and why he should cover up in the presence of others, he just doesn't ''care''.
* ShirtlessScene: Provided plenty of them during his time on the Secret Six.
* ThoseTwoGuys: With Deadshot.
* TookALevelInBadass: [[invoked]] ''Like you would not believe.''
* VillainTeamUp: Originally with other low level villains, after restoring his credibility, he got to work alongside the likes of Lex Luthor, Bane, and Deadshot.
* VitriolicBestBuds: With Deadshot. The two are pretty sure they're going to end up fighting to the death one day, but other than that they get along well.
* WhyDidItHaveToBeSnakes: In the ComicBook/New52, he suffers from claustrophobia after being locked up in a small, dank cell for a year.
* WolverineClaws: Albeit a very short version.

[[folder: Deadshot]]


Floyd Lawton is an assassin, a former member of the Comicbook/SuicideSquad and a former member of Batman's RoguesGallery, with something of a deathwish. A supremely talented gunfighter, Deadshot is probably the most mercenary of the team, but still has some standards. Under Simone's pen, he has something of a snarky sense of humor.

See [[ComicBook/{{Deadshot}} his page]] for more info.


[[folder: Ragdoll]]

Son of the [[UsefulNotes/TheGoldenAgeOfComicBooks Golden Age]] supervillain Ragdoll, Peter Merkel Jr. was born without the super-flexibility of his father and brother. Hundreds of surgical procedures duplicated and even surpassed the ability, letting him bend in strange and horrific ways. Talks to the stuffed body of former member Parademon he keeps in his room. [[spoiler: Has no soul.]]

* AbusiveParents: It's a wonder he isn't more fucked up when you consider [[spoiler:the state Junior's in]] and the fact that in comparison [[spoiler: she]] got off ''lightly''.
* AttentionWhore: "Scandal! Scandal! ''Look what I can do!''"
* BallsOfSteel: By virtue of not actually having any anymore.
* BerserkButton: He is hardly a nice guy, but when teamed with killers like Bane and Deadshot, he seems less dangerous and certainly [[CloudCuckooLander less focused.]] However, if you threaten Black Alice, he will [[LetsGetDangerous kill you painfully.]]
* BewareTheSillyOnes
* BreadEggsMilkSquick: Does quite a lot of these, especially when casually referencing his castration.
* {{Cloudcuckoolander}}: Rivals {{Deadpool}} for the biggest one in Western comics.
** [[{{Flanderization}} But not at first.]] In Villains United, he expressly rejects the notion that he's either funny or a clown.
* CompanionCube: The aforementioned stuffed Parademon.
* CoveredWithScars
* CrazyCatLady: He dresses his horde of pet monkeys up in cosplay outfits and refers to them as his 'adopted children'.
* CrouchingMoronHiddenBadass
** In one case, it's implied he scares Deadshot by being so angry that he stood up straight for the first time.
* TheDandy: Refers to himself as a "dandy freak" on one occasion.
* FauxAffablyEvil
* TheFriendNobodyLikes: his teammates (especially Scandal and Deadshot) are far from shy in telling him that he freaks them right the hell out.
* {{Flanderization}}: In the initial mini, Ragdoll is explicitly not funny, coming off more as a MadArtist assassin, but in subsequent books is the {{Cloudcuckoolander}} and FauxAffablyEvil comic relief of the book.
** WordOfGod says he was always that weird, and just got comfortable enough with the rest of the team that he stopped hiding it.
** To the authors credit, she does make some effort to integrate his two seemingly opposing characterizations by having him speak and behave the way he did in the initial mini in certain situations (most notably while rescuing Black Alice in issue #19.)
* GoodThingYouCanHeal: Years of horrible surgeries have given him [[BlessedWithSuck minimal rejection response to transplants]], so while he's had fingers and hands chopped off on several occasions it's not been permanent.
** WordOfGod is that Ragdoll does have a natural superpower: he recovers from surgery at a phenomenal rate. This was explicitly shown in Six Degrees of Devastation.
* HeartIsAnAwesomePower: His super-flexibility has all sorts of hidden bonuses, including making him really tough: the force from blunt impacts dissipates relatively harmlessly through his whole body and not even running him over or twisting his head round 180 degrees can break his spine.
* LeanAndMean: Weighs ''seventy-three pounds''.
* LegacyCharacter: Actually the third Ragdoll, though most people forget his elder brother.
* LethalJokeCharacter
* MadeOfIron: He can take multiple blows from superhumanly strong opponents and actually [[TooKinkyToTorture get off]] on it.
* MistakenIdentity: Before Villains United confirmed that he's UsefulNotes/{{the Golden Age|of Comic Books}} Ragdoll's son, a handful of fans noted that Ragdoll's flexibility, assassination training, and especially costume coloration reminded them of [[ComicBook/PlasticMan someone else entirely.]]
* NeckSnap: His favorite move. Doesn't work on him, though.
* NightmareFetishist: On passing out in Hell:
--> "All kinds of [[HornyDevils loathsome things]] might have had their way with me...[[BlackComedyRape and I missed all of it]]!"
* NotSoHarmlessVillain: A CloudCuckooLander in a clown suit whose superpower is ''bending himself?'' Well, laugh if you want, but...oh wait, he already wrapped around you and broke your neck. Or pushed you off a cliff...or drove a wrench into your skull...
** He says it himself: "You're one of those. One of those enemies who think I am only adorable, and not a threat to be measured most carefully. A joke, a jester, a jape in jammies. DO YOU KNOW HOW MANY OF THOSE PEOPLE ARE CORPSES NOW?!"
* NoSell: One of the Madmen attempts a GroinAttack on him during ''Villains United'', which has no effect at all since Ragdoll had his testicles removed during surgery.
* OOCIsSeriousBusiness: Freaks the team out in a tense situation where he finally stands up straight(his default posture is somewhere between "slightly hunched over" and "full on crouched" in order to defend Black Alice.
* PersonalSpaceInvader: Basically his entire fighting style.
* [[spoiler: TheSoulless]]
* ThereCanBeOnlyOne: He's willing to resort to murder to retain his position as 'team freak'.
* TrainingFromHell: Not ''training'' per se, but he wasnt born with triple-joints like his father and older brother. He had to undergo years of painful and disfiguring surgery to get his abilities.
* UglyCute: Especially when Nicola Scott draws him. [[invoked]]
** Black Alice agrees.
* WaifFu

[[folder: Bane]]

[[ComicBook/{{Knightfall}} The man who broke the Bat,]] and the only A-lister in the bunch, Bane has recently assumed control of the Six from Scandal. Having kicked his Venom habit, he now uses his cunning mind and natural strength to great effect. Has a weird-but-sweet fatherly relationship with Scandal. See [[ComicBook/{{Bane}} his page]] for more.

* {{Adorkable}}: Bane has a few moments of this, most notably when holding a small child [[spoiler: Bane initially thinks that he "broke it" when the child begins bawling uncontrollably, apparently forgetting that said child just saw Bane shot repeatedly AND kill the assailants bare-handed]] and when trying to ask a woman on a date [[spoiler: he says her hip size means she'd be good at producing children, and offers flowers and candy in ritual exchange for sexual favors later]].
* TheAtoner: He's not proud of his former dependence on the super-steroid Venom.
* BerserkButton: Mistreatment of Scandal Savage. Don't hurt her or even threaten her in front of Bane. Remember what he did to [[ComicBook/{{Knightfall}} good 'ol Bats?]] He'll do that to you. Seriously, don't fuck with Scandal in front of Bane.
* BlackAndGrayMorality: Despite being TheAtoner, his morality's incredibly skewed. While his first impulse on finding a Get Out of Hell Free card is to destroy it, and frowns on slavery, he's also willing to work with Dwarfstar (though he still makes it clear that he's disgusted by him and is just barely tolerating him), and [[DisproportionateRetribution beat a man's face to pulp for disrespecting a stripper Bane's only just met.]]
** This comes back to bite him in the ass when the Six briefly visit Hell to retrieve the Card, and he finds out that he's damned for his lifetime of murder and brutality, and he's ''genuinely confused'' that he's slated for damnation. Apparently he had assumed that following his own code of honor meant that he was a fundamentally a good person, not realizing that making up your own moral code is not the same as following an objective morality.
* CombatPragmatist: What else would you expect from him?
* TheComicallySerious: As a result of being TheStoic.
* TheDeterminator: Bane shrugs off bullet wounds, even arterial ones after he applies a modicum of pressure. See also. Junior's entry for SadisticChoice.
* GeniusBruiser
* LightningBruiser
* MoralMyopia: Belives that following his own moral code is the same as being good. He's wrong.
* NoSocialSkills: Due to being raised by thugs, rapists and murderers in the worst HellholePrison in South America, Bane is violent, vicious and intelligent, but has virtually no social skills and has no idea how to behave in a non-criminal setting.
* OverprotectiveDad: Even though he's not actually Scandal's father, he's quite protective of her, even [[CrowningMomentOfFunny interviewing her dates.]]
* PapaWolf: Threatening Scandal around him is a good way to end up a bloody stain. [[spoiler: It's the only reason he still keeps any Venom around at all.]]
* PrisonsAreGymnasiums: Bane was given a life sentence ''in utero''. Look at him now.
* ThenLetMeBeEvil: A skewed example. After finding out in Hell that his "personal code of honor" didnt make him a good person and he's damned for his crimes in life, he decides that if he's damned anyway, he might as well go all out back on Earth, not realizing that he's been evil the entire time, he just assumed that avoiding certain KINDS of evils was the same as not being evil at all.
* TheStoic
* VillainDecay: Mostly removed. While not ''quite'' up to the level in ''Knightfall'', where he was the Evil Doc Savage, he's so far proven to be highly competent.

[[folder: Jeannette]]

A friend of Scandal's, the mysterious Jeannette is a centuries-old banshee who joins up with the Six in the first storyline of their ongoing. Created just for the series.

* AchillesHeel: Neck injuries trigger debilitating panic attacks, as she has flashbacks to the attempted execution that led to her awakening.
* TheBaroness: A noblewoman by birth and quite kinky, and is introduced with a man she's tied up in bondage.
* BeautyMark
* BiTheWay: WordOfGod is that she and Scandal were together while they were in the Gulag, but they didn't work out as a couple in long term. Also counts as AmicableExes since they clearly still care for one another a great deal.
* BreakTheCutie: Her past... JESUS. The fact that Elizabeth Bathory was involved should clue you in.
* BrownNote: Her scream will ''seriously'' fuck you up.
* DarkActionGirl
* GrayEyes
* [[ImplacableMan Implacable Woman]]
* KickTheSonOfABitch: Her torture of Elizabeth Bathory during her time as the countess caretaker. She fed the woman ground glass over the course of decades, making sure that she didnt have one moment without pain until her eventual death.
* LightningBruiser
* MadeOfIron: Bullets just slow her down a little. Fans speculate that decapitation might kill her. (see MinorInjuryOverreaction below)
* MakeMeWannaShout: A particularly nasty one; she screams waves of death that can incapacitate even WonderWoman. Turns out the scream is actually a form of MindRape that forces the person that hears it to suffer the way Banshee did in her original life.
* MarkedChange: When she uses her banshee powers.
* MinorInjuryOverreaction: A justified one that also serves as a KryptoniteFactor: injure her neck in any way and she starts to panic, thinking she's being executed all over again.
* MsFanservice
* MysticalWhiteHair: Her hair was originally blond, but went white, [[LockedIntoStrangeness possibly out of trauma and/or becoming a banshee]].
* OfCorsetsSexy
* OffWithHerHead: The way she died the first time, and being reminded of the trauma sends her into a HeroicBSOD.
* OriginalGeneration
* ReallySevenHundredYearsOld: Approximately 400 years old--as a child, she was raised in the household of Countess Bathory, who died in 1614.
* TheSpeechless: The trauma of living with Bathory left her unable to speak for years.
* SuperStrength: Strong enough to rip King Shark's arm from its socket.
* [[ThoseTwoGuys Those Two Girls]]: With Scandal.
* TooSpicyForYogSothoth: Deadshot begs for a chaperone for his date with her in case [[TheVamp she takes advantage]].
* VaporWear: On more than one occasion she's been referred to as [[GoingCommando not wearing underwear]].

[[folder: Mockingbird II]]

!!'''Mockingbird II'''

The team's new employer, who essentially shanghais control of the team around the time of the Devil's Island mission. [[spoiler:Actually Amanda Waller, government agent and founder of the Suicide Squad.]] The Six only recently learned this Mockingbird's identity.

* TheChessmaster: Successfully manipulates the Six against the Suicide Squad in an attempt to get Deadshot to [[spoiler:rejoin the latter. It doesn't work, but it's really a win-win situation.]]
* [[spoiler:SamusIsAGirl]]
* [[spoiler:SassyBlackWoman]]
* SmugSnake
* WellIntentionedExtremist
* WouldHurtAChild: [[spoiler:Doesn't hesitate to punch out Black Alice when her taking of Nightshade's powers leaves them stranded, and Nightshade even [[WhatTheHellHero calls her out on this]]. Waller's response? IDidWhatIHadToDo.]].

!The Second Six

When Scandal, Ragdoll, Catman and Alice leave the team, Bane and Jeannette bring in some replacements.

[[folder: Dwarfstar]]

* AxCrazy
* FastballSpecial: In a rare display of teamwork, he hides in the fletchings of one of Lady Vic's arrows to hop between boats.
* HateSink: Giganta and Lady Vic are PunchClockVillains and generally decent people, and King Shark isn't that bad a guy either. Dwarfstar, on the other hand, is a gigantic piece of shit who clearly exists to be despised by the audience and precious little else.
* KnifeNut
* OhCrap: When he realizes [[spoiler:Giganta has learned he had Ryan Choi killed.]]
** [[spoiler:KickTheSonOfABitch: What ensued afterward.]]
* PsychoForHire
* SerialKiller: He writes a poem for each and every of his victims. Though if he's in a hurry, sometimes they have to share (such as two [[NominalImportance nameless cops]], who collectively got a haiku [[DonutMessWithACop about donuts]]).
* SizeShifter
* TokenEvilTeammate: Everybody is disgusted by him.
* TooDumbToLive: Turns out [[spoiler:carrying out a hit on Giganta's boyfriend was a bad idea. He didn't know that the two of them were a couple at the time, but it was still an immensely bad plan.]]
** Oh, but he only gets even more stupid. Sure, he lived (albeit with every bone in his body broken), but considering [[spoiler: that he told Ray Palmer about Slade Wilson being the one who offed Ryan]]... yeah, once Wilson finds out, Rundine isn't going to be alive for much longer.
* WhoNamesTheirKidDude: "Sylbert Rundine?"

[[folder: Giganta]]

See the [[Characters/WonderWoman Wonder Woman character sheet]] for more.

* AmazonianBeauty: DependingOnTheArtist, but moreso pre-''[[ComicBook/CrisisOnInfiniteEarths Crisis]]''. Nowadays, she's depicted as slim and athletic.
* DatingCatwoman: Dating Ryan Choi, the second Atom. [[spoiler: Who was murdered in a hit ordered by her teammate Dwarfstar. When she found out, [[ColdBloodedTorture vengeance]] [[ExtremeMeleeRevenge ensued.]]]]
** TinyGuyHugeGirl
* EvilIsSexy: Although the "Evil" is becoming more and more subverted over time; now, she's a PunchClockVillain at best and an {{Antivillain}} at worst. At the very least Ryan Choi thought so. [[invoked]]
* FieryRedhead
* GeniusBruiser: Her name isn't '''Dr.''' Doris Zeul for nothing. And at full-size, she's almost as [[SuperStrength strong]] and [[MadeOfIron durable]] as WonderWoman.
* PunchClockVillain: Her attitude is strictly mercenary, and she's a pretty decent person overall.
* SizeShifter: But just growing, not shrinking.
* StatuesqueStunner: [[AttackOfThe50FootWhatever Even without her powers]], she stands at an impressive height of 6'6".
* VaporWear: Recently averted; her [[IconicOutfit usual attire]] used to be the very NubileSavage-ish set of a leopard print top and matching {{loincloth}} and it was implied that [[GoingCommando she wasn't wearing anything underneath]], but as of ''One Year Later'', she's swapped it out for a [[HellBentForLeather leather jumpsuit]] (with a leopard print on the inside of the collar for visual identity).
* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: Vanishes from the book without a mention after the Skartaris arc, presumably due to being involved in alternate-history shenanigans over in WonderWoman.

[[folder: King Shark]]

!!'''King Shark'''
Currently a member of the first Secret Six.

* BeastAndBeauty: If the glimpse of his personal damnation is anything to go by, he's attracted to human women.
* BerserkButton: He is a ''shark''. Do not suggest otherwise.
* TheBerserker: Technique doesn't really factor into his fighting style.
* BigNo: When his personal damnation is revealed to him...[[spoiler: [[CoolAndUnusualPunishment eternity in a vegetarian restaurant.]]]]
* BloodKnight: Generally a pretty easygoing guy, but never backs down from a good fight.
* BoisterousBruiser: One of the premiere examples in the DCU.
* ButtMonkey: But only before he joined the team, where every encounter with him ended with him getting maimed somehow.
* {{Cloudcuckoolander}}: While nowhere near as out there as Ragdoll, he is a fairly odd fellow. His habit of randomly namedropping B-movie titles is the prime example.
* CrouchingMoronHiddenBadass
* DoesNotLikeShoes
* ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin: Unless you couldn't figure it out, he's a shark.
* EyeScream: Got his eye ripped out by Ragdoll.
* FishPeople: Don't call him that, though.
* GoodThingYouCanHeal: So far he's had his arm ripped off, his jaw broken and his eye ripped out.
* GotVolunteered: Need to find a clear path through a minefield? [[IronButtmonkey Send in the shark.]]
* HealingFactor: Can regenerate lost or dislocated limbs and organs and heal from severe injuries fairly quickly.
* InsistentTerminology: He is ''not'' a "fish man." He is a '''shark!'''
* TheJuggernaut: He's huge, monstrously strong, and quite durable even without his healing factor, and his fighting style can best be summed up as "charge in and fuck shit up".
* LeeroyJenkins: Patience and prior planning are not his forte. If there's action to be had, he'll jump right in without a second thought.
* ManBitesMan: [[EverythingsEvenWorseWithSharks Comes with the territory.]] Although almost everyone on the team has done this at one point or another, it's basically his whole fighting style. In the Six's promotional video, his specialty is simply listed as "biting and chewing."
* PhysicalGod: His origin was a case of MaybeMagicMaybeMundane for a while before it was confirmed that he was of divine heritage.
* ProudToBeAGeek: His love of B-movies and the fact that his main complaint [[EyeScream when his eye is torn out]] is that [[FelonyMisdemeanor he won't be able to watch]] ''Film/{{Avatar}}.''
* [[RealMenEatMeat Real Shark-men Eat Meat]]
* RedEyesTakeWarning
* ToServeMan: Especially virgins (tender, delicious virgins!), and people with eating disorders.
* SubmissiveBadass: Happily defers to his teammates for orders, but woe betide anyone they aim him at.
* UnskilledButStrong: ''Incredibly'' strong (stated as being able to lift over 100 tons), but he doesn't really bother with anything even resembling technique or finesse.
* TheWorfEffect: If someone's going to get their ass kicked first, it's going to be him.

[[folder: Lady Vic]]

!!'''Lady Vic'''

* AbsoluteCleavage
* AristocratsAreEvil
* BadassNormal
* {{Determinator}}: If she wants you dead, she will abandon basically all sense of self-preservation to make a kill. This is what happens when you have a family name to uphold while barely being able to make ends meet.
* EvilBrit
* ImpoverishedPatrician: Descended from a long and storied line of mercenaries and assassins. Unfortunately, the name is all that she really has left, as she's broke as a joke and accepts jobs largely to avoid the shame of losing the family estate to foreclosure.
* KatanasAreJustBetter
* [[spoiler: LeftForDead: Gets her knees blown out by Deadshot and is abandoned in [[DeathWorld Skartaris.]].]]
* ProfessionalKiller: Her family's raison d'etre.
* PunchClockVillain: Those bills won't pay themselves, and that family name bars her from making a living through anything other than mercenary work and hired hits. If her employer hasn't sicced her on you, she's more than happy to live and let live.
* RevolversAreJustBetter

!Former Members

Because the team always tends toward six members (though it's had as many as eight at once), and the missions they go on tend to have high body counts, there's a high rate of turnover in the Six's ranks.

[[folder: Mockingbird]]


The team's mysterious founder. [[spoiler:Actually ComicBook/LexLuthor, who formed the team to fight against the Secret Society formed by his doppelganger Alex Luthor in ''ComicBook/InfiniteCrisis''.]]. Left the Six to their own devices after they were no longer of use to him. [[spoiler:See the [[Characters/{{Superman}} Superman character sheet]] for more.]]

[[folder: Fiddler]]


An old man with a magic fiddle; he was one of UsefulNotes/{{the Golden Age|of Comic Books}} [[ComicBook/TheFlash Flash's]] enemies. One of the first recruits into the Secret Six, the Fiddler proved a liability in his first outing, so Deadshot executed him on Mockingbird's orders, and he later returns as an undead Black Lantern during the ''ComicBook/BlackestNight'' crossover to get revenge on the Six. See the [[Characters/TheFlash Flash character sheet]] for more.

[[folder: Harley Quinn]]

!!'''Harley Quinn'''

Better known as SelfDemonstrating/TheJoker's PerkyFemaleMinion. Briefly joined the Six in one of their earlier outings under their own command. Quit the team when she decided to reform. See the [[Characters/{{Batman}} Batman character sheet]] for more.

[[folder: Knockout]]


One of the ComicBook/NewGods from Apokolips, a former member of Darkseid's Female Furies. When the Six were hired to infiltrate the Secret Society of Super-Villains, Knockout was their contact on the inside. She turned on the Society and joined them, revealing that she and Scandal were lovers. Like the rest of the New Gods, killed by the Infinity-Man. See the [[Characters/NewGods New Gods character sheet]] for more.

[[folder: Mad Hatter]]

!!'''Mad Hatter'''

Was brought in when the team started out under its own leadership; they needed his expertise in mind-control devices to counter their enemy, Doctor Psycho. Was ingloriously pushed off a cliff by Ragdoll because there's "only room for one dandy freak on the team." See the [[Characters/{{Batman}} Batman character sheet]] for more.

[[folder: Parademon]]


One of the millions of airborne minions of Darkseid, it's unlikely that Parademon even knew his own name. Blew himself up in a fight with the Society. He had an off-beat friendship with Ragdoll, who stuffed his corpse and keeps it in his bedroom.

* TheBigGuy
* BloodKnight
* BoisterousBruiser[=/=]TheBrute
* GoOutWithASmile
* {{Mook|s}}
** BossInMookClothing: He's exceptionally tough and inventive for a Parademon. Just look at all those Mother Boxes he looted from dead New Genosians.
* SuicideAttack
* TakingYouWithMe
* TooKinkyToTorture: It reminds him of his Granny (Goodness, that is).
** [[spoiler: He doesn't mind that Ragdoll ultimately decides to leave him in Hell. He likes it there!]]

[[folder: Black Alice]]

!!'''Black Alice'''

A newcomer to the team, Lori Zechlin is a teenage girl who can "borrow" the powers of any magically powered character in the DCU. She quit the Secret Six team after transporting them to the entrance to hell.

* BlackMagicianGirl
* DistaffCounterpart: Her power basically lets her turn into these, complete with {{Stripperiffic}} costume variant.
* {{Goth}}: And she's [[InsistentTerminology quite insistent]] that she's not {{Emo}}.
* InstantExpert: She seems quite skilled at using the magic powers she borrows, but it is eventually subverted when she reveals [[spoiler: that she tried to use healing magic to cure her father's asthma, but accidentally messed up his insides and gave him cancer.]]
** It's also further subverted when she clarifies that she suffers from PowerCreepPowerSeep, with exceptional levels of power being difficult to maintain for more than a few moments, and in the difference between calling upon people with limited or natural magical abilities, and someone who requires training -- Doctor Occult's one of the least powerful people she's tapped into, but his abilities proved too difficult to use reliably.
* LittleMissBadass: She's only 16 years old.
* MegaManning
* NightmareFetishist: As evidenced by her crush on Ragdoll. Even he was a bit creeped out by this.
* OldHeroNewPals: She's returning in the ComicBook/New52 Secret Six, with new teammates -- aside from Catman.
* ScrewThisImOuttaHere: She quit the team rather than go with them to Hell. her previous encounter with the place left her that traumatized. Ragdoll notes, when they return, that her room was so bare it was like she was never even there.
* TroublingUnchildlikeBehaviour: As Catman notes during their first meeting, she saw them set up a pedophile killer for death at the hands of the father of one of his victims and didn't even blink.
** And then asked for a job.

![=Nu52=] Members

[[folder: Strix]]


Mary Turner was a young girl who'd been scarred for life by a bombing incident in the 1940s, and then brought to the attention of the [[ComicBook/NightOfTheOwls Court of Owls]]. The Court remade Mary into one of their immortal assassins, a Talon. However, she later rebelled against her masters and tried to become a hero, taking on the name Strix, but she is still learning to control her more dangerous tendencies.

* AntiHero
* BrokenBird
* CompanionCube: Becomes very fond of a lawn gnome at Big Shot's yard and often carries it around with her.
* DarkAndTroubledPast: Kidnapped by the Court of Owls and turned into one of their assassins.
* EarnYourHappyEnding: [[spoiler: After the terrible life she has had both before and after her integration as a Talon for the Court of Owls, she got to see the Six as her family and was as loyal as them as they to her. Come the final issue, she now lives happily with the whole crew (minus Shawna after her betrayal) after they decide to retire from action and go straight, has her own "room" in a tree house built just for her (and full of [[CompanionCube lawn gnomes]]), even the neighbors like her, and she has notably removed the bandages from her face with no shame of her scars. She narrates the final few pages of the book and it's clear she's happier than ever]].
* {{Manchild}}: To a degree, in that she has no formal education and her time kept in stasis has limited her understanding of how to function as an adult. She's pretty much a child in an adult body.
* TheSpeechless
* TalkingWithSigns: As a result of being TheSpeechless.


[[folder: Ventriloquist II]]

!!'''Ventriloquist II'''

As a child, Shauna Belzer felt she was overshadowed by her twin brother, so she used her telekinetic abilities to kill him. Followed by anyone else who has caught her bad side. Using a ventriloquist dummy named Ferdie she "received" from a performer named Rainbow Rodney, Shauna seeks fame and credibility as the Ventriloquist, a mass murdering psychopath who can turn anyone into her puppet.

* AntagonisticOffspring: Her parents were deathly afraid of her, and she eventually killed them and turned them into living puppets.
* AxCrazy
* BodyHorror: She's as thin as a skeleton and it appears as though she doesn't practice any kind of hygiene. Catman caught a glimpse of her bare privates by accident, and he promptly wanted to vomit.
* CreepyChild: She had a tendency to torture and murder the kids who teased her when she was little.
* DeadGuyPuppet: One of her specialties.
* DemonicDummy: Ferdie. Like the original Ventriloquist, it's up for debate if he's actually alive or if it's just Shauna controlling him. Unlike the original, Shauna was already insane long before she got Ferdie. In the third issue of the current ''Secret Six'' series, Porcelain is disturbed by how Ferdie keeps talking even when Shauna is eating and her mouth is full. [[spoiler: Then during the encounter with Riddler and his goons, Shauna is shot with a tranquilizer dart and knocked out, yet Ferdie continues moving and talking on his own accord, revealing it was he who stole a jewel Riddler was pining for as a gift to Sue Dibny. Though it's not fully confirmed if he's alive or not, this makes the "he's alive" option far more likely.]]
** [[spoiler: The final issue reveals that Ferdie is definitely not alive, but it's actually a different personality of Shawna's, the only part of her personality that was actually getting to genuinely care for the Six and be loyal to them. Shawna admitted to not liking this and leaves Ferdie behind after betraying the team]].
* EvilDiva
* EvilTwin
* IJustWantToBeSpecial
* ItsAllAboutMe: Shauna has a huge ego, loves being the center of attention, and thinks of herself as popular and famous. She can't stand anyone else getting more attention than her, and out of the whole team, she's the one who is least interested in helping others out.
* LegacyCharacter: In the post-Flashpoint DC Universe, she is technically the second Ventriloquist to appear, as Arnold Wesker, the original, made a brief appearance about a year before she did.
* MindOverMatter: She's telekinetic and can turn anything into a puppet, including corpses. She doesn't even have to be in the room with said corpse.
* PeoplePuppets
* ThePigPen
* RoguesGalleryTransplant: She was originally a part of Batgirl's RoguesGallery.
* SmallNameBigEgo: Considers herself "America's sweetheart."
* TheSociopath
* SoftSpokenSadist: When she was a child.
* StringyHairedGhostGirl: She looks like she came right out of a Japanese horror movie.
* TalkingToHimself: In-universe. She frequently argues with Ferdie when she thinks he's being unfaithful.
* ToiletHumor: Her jokes are crass and disgusting.
* TokenEvilTeammate: Easily fills this role in the team. [[spoiler: She eventually betrays them in the final issue]].
* YoungerThanTheyLook: Her gaunt and extremely unkempt appearance, coupled with her lack of any hygiene makes her look middle aged at the very least, but she's actually just 18 years old.


[[folder: Porcelain]]


A dashingly dressed and levelheaded bank robber with the ability to make things turn brittle and shatter like glass. Real name Kani, they are gender-fluid and dress in both masculine and feminine clothing, stating "Sometimes I feel like a girl, other days not so much."

* AntiVillain: Seems to be this for the most part, being a thief with a sense of morals and getting along with most of the team, even being relatively friendly with Shauna, who is very bad at hiding that she doesn't particularly like Porcelain.
* BiTheWay: Is equally attracted to Catman and [[spoiler: Jeannette]].
* BlatantBurglar
* ClassyCatBurglar[=/=]GentlemanThief: What with being gender-fluid, and also dressing in a classy looking yet quite skin-tight suit.
* DeadpanSnarker
* DropTheHammer: Porcelain tends to carry a nifty looking sledgehammer that also serves as a sort of baton to go with the suit.
* DudeLooksLikeALady[=/=]LadyLooksLikeADude: Gail Simone has referred to Porcelain using "they," and they've been confirmed as gender-fluid.
* HatesBeingTouched: On occasion, as seen in issue 3 when getting grabbed by a loud-mouthed, musclebound meathead. Porcelain did give him a warning, but quickly lost whatever patience they had left and didn't hesitate to use their power on the meathead and his buddy.
* HeartIsAnAwesomePower: They can make things shatter like glass, which is very effective for breaking into or out of places, as well as for hand-to-hand combat, being able to shatter the opponent's bones with a mere touch. It's also stated that the harder an object is, the more powerful Porcelain's power gets, which is demonstrated with Superman, who finds out first-hand just how dangerous Porcelain's power can truly be. The only reason Superman survives the encounter is because Porcelain could not bring themselves to kill the Man of Steel.
* NiceHat: A fuzzy white bowler hat.
* NoSenseOfPersonalSpace: Is certainly this when it comes to Catman, being quite huggy and flirty with him.
* ReallyGetsAround: Implied.
* TheUnreveal: Their "real" sex is never confirmed, and art could go either way.


[[folder: Big Shot]]

!!'''Big Shot'''

A private detective practically straight out of an old movie, Damon Welles also has the ability to make his body swell up in size. [[spoiler:He's actually Ralph Dibny]].

* [[spoiler: CanonCharacterAllAlong: He's Elongated Man!]]
* HardboiledDetective
* TheMole: [[spoiler:He works for Mockingbird/The Riddler]].
* NiceGuy
* PapaWolf: Despite not being Black Alice's actual father, Big Shot's quite protective of her.
* PermaStubble
* RubberMan
* StoutStrength
* TemporaryBulkChange
* VoluntaryShapeshifting


!(Worse) Villains

[[folder: Junior]]


A mysterious crime lord, who controls the entire West-Coast mob from a crate, using only a pad of paper and a phone. [[spoiler:Actually Ragdoll's sister Alex.]]

* AxCrazy: Considering the amount of mutilations she’s inflicted on herself over the years as well as the fact that she tore the head off a prostitute ''[[DisproportionateRetribution for asking about a pay phone]]'' she’s not really all sane to put it mildly.
* BerserkButton: Do NOT look at their face or body.
* BodyHorror[=/=]FacialHorror: Due to numerous self-inflicted mutilations.
* DepravedBisexual: Mentions "forced relations" with both men and women, but this may have more to do with how ''severely'' fucked up Junior's concept of sexuality is, thanks to the below FreudianExcuse.
* DisneyVillainDeath: Subverted; [[spoiler: she takes a long fall at the end of her Birds of Prey appearance...but the Birds don't believe for a minute that it killed her.]]
* DisproportionateRetribution: An unfortunate prostitute demands that Junior let her use a pay phone. [[OffWithHisHead Junior tears off her head]]. ''Barehanded''.
* DualWielding: Scissors, in their ''Birds of Prey'' appearance.
* TheFaceless: Until TheReveal.
* FanDisservice: Four words: Nude scene. Without warning.
* FreudianExcuse: Has a big one, [[spoiler:mainly her father sexually abusing her,]] not that it's really an excuse for anything.
* FullFrontalAssault: *[[{{Squick}} vomits]]*
* GirlInABox: A particularly horrific version. Due to a severe aversion to being seen, Junior runs a criminal empire from inside a wooden crate, and travels inside a burlap sack.
* MusclesAreMeaningless: Despite being pretty much skin and bones, you '''really''' don't want to try to pick a fight with Junior.
* MutilationInterrogation: A skilled practitioner.
* NeverFoundTheBody: After being blasted by a large group of villains and diving off a bridge in flames, is assumed dead. [[spoiler: She survived, and is currently menacing the ComicBook/BirdsOfPrey.]]
* NightmareFace: Imagine if [[LordOfTheRings Gollum]] were a [[{{Series/Firefly}} Reaver]].
* SadisticChoice: Junior's preferred means of torture is to threaten to kill someone, or else kill their family and friends, the victim's choice. [[spoiler: It's a lie, and the victim is usually the only one to die. Junior leaves their body where the family -- preferably the children -- can find it, with a tape recording of their dead loved one begging Junior to kill the family instead.]]
** Averted with Bane. When Junior attempts the above on him, counting out several dozen bricks in a pile and throwing them at him, counting down each time, before offering the SadisticChoice to save himself or the rest of the Six. Bane [[spoiler: interrupts her, tells her that he picks himself, and reminds her of her place in the counting. This is juxtaposed with the rest of the Six voting four-to-one to abandon him.]]
* [[spoiler:SamusIsAGirl]]
* SuperStrength: Despite having no muscle mass whatsoever, Junior can still tear off people's heads barehanded.
* RazorSharpHand: Stabs two fingers into Bane's shoulder while fighting him.
* RoguesGalleryTransplant: [[spoiler: Was seemingly meant to become a ComicBook/BirdsOfPrey villain, but the DC reboot cut it short.]]

[[folder: Cheshire]]
->'''AKA:''' Jade Nguyen

Cheshire is a deadly international terrorist and an enemy of the ComicBook/TeenTitans, often recognized as one of the world's greatest and most ruthless assassins. Her skills include mastery over physical combat, various weaponry, and she is an expert on exotic poisons. In the past she has had multiple romantic relationships and given birth to two children with different fathers, Lian Harper with Arsenal and Thomas Blake, Jr. with Catman. She has been a member of the Ravens, Tartarus, Injustice League, the Secret Six and Titans Villains for Hire. She betrayed the Secret Six to the Society in the opening story arc and has popped up again a number of times since.

%%* AcquiredPoisonImmunity
* ArchEnemy:
** The closest the Secret Six has to one, but mostly to Catman in particular.
** She's also Roy Harper's.
* AsianBabymama: So nice she did it twice: once with Arsenal, and once with Catman.
* AxCrazy: The fact that she blew up a country [[ForTheEvulz for simple shits and giggles]] offers some pretty good insight at how utterly deranged this woman is.
%%* BadassNormal
* TheChessmaster: What's the best way to manipulate a superhero and a supervillain who both hate your guts? [[TheBabyTrap Have their kids.]] She also once set up a convoluted revenge scheme in ''ComicBook/BirdsOfPrey'' that started off with Jade framing ''herself''.
* TheChewToy: Any time Gail uses her, Cheshire inevitably gets her ass handed to her. She's been thrown out of a helicopter, tortured, shot in the chest, forced to eat Solomon Grundy's cooked flesh, beaten within an inch of her life by Jeannette and then kicked upside the head by Tarantula, left as a bloody heap on the floor by three mercenaries hired to steal her son, [[spoiler: and then told said son was killed when he's really alive and been adopted by a loving couple.]]
* ChronicBackstabbingDisorder: Unfortunately for her the Society [[RewardedAsATraitorDeserves aren't idiots.]]
%%* DarkActionGirl
* DirtyCoward: Any time she gets cornered by Roy Harper or Thomas Blake she's quick to make some mention of the fact that she had their respective children. Also, for all intents and purposes, we've seen that while Jade is quick to dish out some extreme punishment, she's barely able to receive any back without pulling tail. See her encounter with Jeannette.
%%* DragonLady
* EvenEvilHasStandards: An inversion of sorts. Deathstroke shot her after she divulged the location of the Six because she sold out her own team.
* EvilerThanThou: When the only other villain you're listed with under "(Worse) Villains" is '''Junior''', you ''know'' you're a monster. Gail Simone's stated Cheshire is one character whom she never writes with any redeeming qualities and cites her nuclear genocide of Qurac as the reason why.
* EvilIsPetty: The woman had a child just to torment the father for walking out on her and committed nuclear holocaust just to prove she could. It doesn't get any pettier than that.
* EvilMatriarch: She set out to murder Black Canary because she's taken care of Lian, and the girl comes to see Canary as more of a mother than Cheshire. Of course, whether or not her love for her child is genuine is still up for debate.
** Given how she genuinely didn't seem to care that [[spoiler:Lian was being used as leverage, or that she died]]...
** Hell, she's so bad, even at age 4 Lian is perfectly aware of and ashamed of how horrible her mother is. When Lian's babysitter revealed that her grandparents died in the Qurac explosion, Lian got so angry at her mother she threw Jade's picture at the wall shouting "BAD MOMMY!"
%%* FemmeFatalons
* FreudianExcuse: She was sold into slavery at a very young age.
* HateSink: Whenever she's written by Creator/GailSimone, there's nothing good, redeemable, or likable about her. Whereas other writers have her be caring and loving towards Lian (and to an extremely lesser extent Roy), Gail writes Jade as a repugnant, self admitted sociopath whose horrific actions make the readers cheer when she inevitably gets the shit kicked out of her.
* IHaveAFamily: She's invoked this a couple of times. A standard defense is to remind Roy Harper that she is the mother of his child, which was useful even after Lian died. In ''Secret Six'', she attempted this on Jeannette while being dangled off a building. Jeannette could ''not'' have cared less.
* ItsAllAboutMe: She has no regard for anyone else unless she can use them.
* KarmaHoudini: Averted multiple times, at least when Gail Simone's the author.
%%* LackOfEmpathy
* LaserGuidedKarma: See TheChewToy. If Gail Simone's the writer, Cheshire will always get what's coming to her.
* [[ManipulativeBastard Manipulative Bitch]]: She purposefully nuked Qurac because she knew if anyone would try to call her out on it they would have to remember she destroyed a country considered to be the terrorist capital of the world and may have considered it a blessing. She basically killed millions just to troll everyone.
* MasterPoisoner: Poisons are her specialty and she enjoys gloating about creating some positively awful concoctions to unleash upon her victims. In one instance she bit off a man's lower lip, and then he started foaming at the mouth before he died implying she's internalized a number of poisons.
* MaternallyChallenged: Subverted. When she was taking care of Lian, and later Tommy, she didn't exactly mistreat or abuse them. But the general implications are that she only does so to carry on the facade of actually giving a shit about them so she can keep using and hurting their fathers. If it looks like she doesn't love her kids, then there's no reason for their dads to give a crap about her. Her original plan for Lian was to use her mere existence to torment Roy Harper as revenge for walking out on her, and Tommy's conception was so she'd at least have one child after leaving the Six and so Catman would have a reason to protect her when she betrayed the team. Gail Simone describes Cheshire as having a lizard-like mentality with her kids: the moment they become a detriment to her freedom, all bets are off.
* TheMillstone: Almost any time a story is being done about Roy and Lian Harper, chances are the main source of drama will come from their relation to Cheshire. Roy will angst over the fact that he was in love with a genocidal maniac and that Lian will hve to deal with the fact that her mother is a manipulative bitch who could never stop hurting others even if she wanted to (which is not very likely). Some authors have tried to get Roy to move past his old relationship, while others have ignored those movements forward for the sake of cheap drama. ''The Trial Of Cheshire'' in the first ''Titans'' volume is a decent example of this.
* MoralityPet: Her daughter Lian, and later her son by Catman, Thomas Jr.. [[spoiler:Now Lian is dead, and Catman convinced her that her son was too, so the MoralityChain may be severed]]. However, when Lian's safety was held over head to ensure her cooperation with the team, she was more than willing to conceive a replacement child just to leave the Six and betray them.
* MoralEventHorizon: In-universe it's usually considered to be her nuking {{Qurac}} ForTheEvulz in ''Deathstroke #19''.
* MuggingTheMonster: The mercenary who went after her and tried to rape her probably should have read up on her history first. Let's just say it doesn't end well for him.
-->'''Cheshire''': To be fair, he ''does'' have the kind of face that looks better in rictus.
* PoisonedWeapons: Tends to use her fingernails, among other things.
%%* PsychoForHire
* PunchClockVillain: In the 80s, before [[MoralEventHorizon she nuked a country.]]
* SexGoddess: According to Roy Harper during ''The Rise of Arsenal'' arc, next to Kendra Saunders, Cheshire was the best lay Roy has ever had and keep in mind that he's a ladies man who has had sexual flings with many women, including Donna Troy, Huntress, and other bodacious superheroines.
* TheSociopath: Has referred to herself as a "Well-known sociopath," and there was increasing evidence she truly didn't give a shit about anyone, not Roy ''or'' Lian, if it wasn't convenient for her.
* TokenEvilTeammate: When she was part of the Six.
* TookALevelInDumbass: Jade always had a rather eloquent vernacular, but following ''Rise of Arsenal'' and starting in ''Villains for Hire'' her vocabulary suddenly became extremely limited and she started swearing more frequently.
* ToxicFriendInfluence: Well, Toxic Ex-Girlfriend Influence on Roy Harper. She eagerly manipulates their past relationship and the fact that she had his daughter just about every time they meet, with key moments being in ''Rise of Arsenal'' and the second ''Titans'' book. In the former Jade had shown up to kill Roy because of Lian's death, but if she hadn't said "our baby is gone" after she'd been cornered, Roy may have very well killed her. In ''Titans'', Roy only joined Deathstroke's team because Cheshire said he "owed" her for Lian's death.
* {{Troll}}: It doesn't get any pettier than blowing up the terrorist capital of the world just to prove you could and for laughing in the face of global hypocrisy.
* WomanScorned: This is the whole reason she had Lian. The next time she met Roy Harper after their relationship ended, she told him about their child, a child she was never going to let him see as revenge. And when Roy ''did'' meet Lian, Jade changed her plan to taunting Roy by giving him the barest of details on Lian's development but never letting him see her again.
* YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness: In ''Villains United'', she was blackmailed into compliance by threats against Lian's safety. Over the course of the miniseries she successfully seduced Catman and managed to conceive a replacement baby in order to betray and leave the Secret Six with Lian's welfare no longer being an issue (that she cared about). It turned out the threat was false, but she didn't know that.