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The Justice Society of America

A precursor to the modern Justice League. While most have only appeared in flashbacks, a few show up in the present day.
    Doctor Fate (Kent Nelson) 
Voiced by: Edward Asner

  • Ascend to a Higher Plane of Existence: He'll remain within Fate's mask until a proper replacement for him is found. Though as of "Misplaced", Nabu has released him to the afterlife.
  • Badass Grandpa: Even at 106 years old, he's able to escape from two magicians, including a Lord of Chaos.
  • Cool Helmet: It's the source of his powers.
  • Death by Adaptation: Bites the big one in his debut episode.
  • Old Superhero: He's well past his prime. It's noted that he's 106 years old.
  • Order Versus Chaos: The good doctor works for the Lords of Order.
  • Shipper on Deck: He seems to think Wally and Artemis would make a great couple; too bad they hate each other. Turns out he's right on the money.
  • Slap-Slap-Kiss: The sort of relationship he evidently shared with his dearly departed wife, and, from how he speaks of her, he wouldn't have had it any other way.
    Kent: [to Kid Flash] Find your own little spitfire; one who won't let you get away with nothin'!
  • Voice of the Legion: Nabu, while possessing a living body.

    The Flash I (Jay Garrick) 
Voiced by: Geoff Pierson

    Green Lantern (Alan Scott) 

     Wildcat (Ted Grant) 

    The Sandman (Wesley Dodds) 

    Red Tornado 

Atlantis

    Queen Mera 
Voiced by: Kath Soucie

  • Elemental Powers: Mera has the power to generate electricity from the eel tattoos on her arms or manipulate water to serve any number of uses: water blasts, whips, waves, shields, or water spouts to lift her off the ocean floor.

     Topo 

  • Fantastic Racism: The victim of it in the tie-in comic. He's referred to as a "fish head" by the Atlantean purists...
  • Mark of Shame: ... who then brand him with a phrase in ancient Atlantean that means "impure."
  • Mundane Utility: Uses his Atlantean sorcery for the purpose creating art.
  • Smoke Out: He uses a variation using octopus ink in the tie-in comics.

    Lori Lemaris 
Voiced By: Kath Soucie

  • Our Mermaids Are Different: To an extent, courtesy of her character designer. They tried to emphasize her aquatic-ness and make her more deliberately fish like, making her tail and movements closer to an actual fish' rather than the dolphin-like traits mermaids are often given.
  • Painting the Medium: Her appearance in the show has her casting a translation spell, after which all the spoken Atlantean becomes understandable english for the viewer.

    King Nanaue Sha'ark 
  • Adaptational Heroism: His mainstream DCU counterpart is usually a villain, but here, he's (more or less) one of the good guys.
  • Authority Equals Ass Kicking: He's the king of the Atlantean city-state of Nanaue.
  • Canon Foreigner: Has appeared only in the tie-in comic so far.
  • Fantastic Racism: The victim of it like all other less human-like Atlanteans, but he shows traits of it himself, shown most notably when he refers to most other characters as "chum" and looks down on poor Topo for not being a "predator" like himself.
  • I'm a Humanitarian: Repeatedly threatens and even attempts to eat other characters.
  • Mythology Gag: Quickly antagonizes Superboy, even if they're on the same side. In the comics, King Shark was a recurring foe of Superboy.
  • Token Evil Teammate: Acts like a bully, threatens to eat people, but is generally on everyone's side when they go after the purists. Still, his attempts to take a bite out of their enemies cause some friction.

    Ronal 
  • Shaping Your Attacks: Ronal can also make water constructs as Aqualad and Queen Mera can, such as when he is shown attacking Ocean Master with one shaped like a barracuda.
  • Unwitting Pawn: He and the other Purists were just used by Ocean Master in order to get at Queen Mera.

Forever People

A group of young New Gods from New Genesis, tracking stolen technology back to Earth, including Sphere. They help uncover a weapons trafficking conspiracy headed by Apokolips.
     The Group as a whole 
  • Physical God: They're New Gods from New Genesis.
  • Tron Lines: The outfits worn by the group and Infinity-Man incorporate these, with parts of them glowing.

    Vykin 

    Dreamer 
Voiced by: Grey DeLisle

    Bear 
Voiced by: Bill Fagerbakke
  • Boisterous Bruiser: Almost as eager to fight Superboy as to befriend him.
  • Call a Smeerp a "Rabbit": He adopts "Bear" as an equivalent of his true name in this continuity. His first choice was "Wolf", but that was taken; he likes "Bear" more, though.
  • Genius Bonus: His dithering over the names "Bear" or "Wolf" is a shoutout to the translations of Beowulf.

    Serifan 
Voiced by: Dee Bradley Baker

    Infinity-Man 

The Runaways

    The group as a whole 
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  • Alien Abduction: All of them received their powers after being abducted and experimented on by the Reach.
  • Badass Crew: They definitely show signs of becoming one.
  • The Big Guy: Tye creates a huge astral form. In "The Hunt" he's referred to as "our big gun".
  • Breaking the Fellowship: In the finale, Tye, Ed, and Asami all decide to retire/return home since they were never interested in being heroes. Roy continues to strike out on his own since he conflicted with the Team. Virgil officially joins up with the Team.
  • The Chick: Asami is the only girl in the group and Luthor gave the Boom Tube to her; perhaps he thinks Women Are Wiser?
  • Color-Coded Characters: Virgil is blue, Tye is orange, Sam is green, Ed is yellow, and Arsenal is red.
  • Die or Fly: Artificially done, but the Reach exposed them to various stresses until their superpowers activated.
  • Dysfunction Junction: Virgil's the only one without preexisting issues, and now he's picked up the group issues of not being able to trust anyone or go to anyone for help.
  • Expy: All are based on Superfriends.
  • Fire-Forged Friends: Their first "mission" together as a group, they managed to work rather well together in spite of their inexperience and a language barrier.
  • Five-Token Band: Native American, African-American, Japanese, Argentinian and white. See Younger and Hipper below.
  • Hope Spot: While their treatment by the Reach was much worse, immediately after being rescued they are confined within STAR Labs and subjected to grueling physical trials for 14 hours a day.
  • How Do I Shot Web?: They slowly develop control over their powers with each appearance, and "The Hunt" sees them capable enough to mount a successful rescue mission with some help from Arsenal.
  • The Lancer: Arsenal sets the biggest contrast with Virgil because he's a hothead, a veteran, and none too heroic.
  • The Leader: Virgil. The others follow his lead and he does the talking.
  • Not Wearing Tights: They are a proto-hero team but they don't think of themselves as such and don't wear costumes.
  • The Runaway: Tye ran away from his troubled home life and Ed ran away to see his father. However Virgil is an aversion; he was visiting his sister. Asami's circumstances are still unknown.
  • Screw This, I'm Outta Here!: Subverted when they help the heroes in "Endgame". Virgil actually joins the Team afterward.
  • The Smart Guy: Eduardo uses cunning in his teleports. His father is also a Star Labs scientist.
  • The Smurfette Principle: They have one female member: Asami. Being that they're all parallels to the ethnic Super Friends, which had no females, she's a genderflipped version of Samurai. As a nod to this, the three boys nicknamed her "Sam."
  • Take a Third Option: They refused to join the Team or remain Luthor's pawns at the end of "The Hunt" since both have problems that they want nothing to do with.
  • Took a Level in Badass: In "The Hunt", with some coaching from Arsenal, they manage to keep Black Beetle busy for much longer than anyone would think possible.
  • True Companions: When Ed's father is in trouble, they all go to help, even though it would mean returning to Star Labs where they were running from in the first place.
    • The stretches to Arsenal as well. They rejected the offer to join the team because Arsenal was kicked out. They extend him an offer to join up with them. Ultimately, he goes solo.
  • Unwitting Pawn: Of Lex Luthor in "The Hunt". However, once they realize this, thanks to Arsenal explaining it, they break ties with him.
  • Wild Card: The Reach, Star Labs, Lex Luthor, and the Justice League have all laid claim to them in the past. They've broken those ties and gone solo. Until Virgil joins the Team.
  • Younger and Hipper: All of them are based on the Captain Ethnic characters from Superfriends, only younger and with their more offensive traits removed. The sole exception is Virgil, though he could be seen as a stand-in for Black Vulcan. If they do become antagonists, they will also be expies of the Ultimen from Justice League Unlimited, only swapping out the Wonder Twins for El Dorado.

    Virgil Hawkins (Static) 

    Tye Longshadow 
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Voiced by: Gregg Rainwater

An Apache boy and Jaime's friend from El Paso. After his meta gene is activated, he gains the power to project a spiritual giant around his body. He is based on Apache Chief from Challenge of the Superfriends.
  • Abusive Parents: He has this relationship with his mom's live-in boyfriend, which is why he ran away from home. His mother was appallingly neglectful. Though in her defense, she seemed to be pretty terrified of said boyfriend as is the case with all real life victims of abuse.
  • The Big Guy: His powers increases his height and strength. The runaways generally rely on him as their heavy hitter.
  • Childhood Friends: Implied to be this with Jaime Reyes aka Blue Beetle III.
  • Clipped-Wing Angel: His Astral Projection form. See Glass Cannon below.
  • The Cynic: Tends to look on the sour side, even more so than Ed.
  • Disappeared Dad: His father is implied to be deceased.
  • Expy: Is a less-stereotypical version of Apache Chief. Given the Mythology Gag below, it's arguable he's an evolution of the concept.
  • Glass Cannon: On the one hand, his astral projection power gives him Super Strength. On the other hand, he shares any pain the projection would, which makes it a lot easier to disable him than one would think. Anything that can get through the projection can also potentially hit him, making him extremely vulnerable since he's a standard human otherwise. Tye seems to have gotten better at handling the pain in "The Hunt", but still gets floored pretty easily when Black Beetle lands a solid hit.
  • Heterosexual Life-Partners: With Jaime aka Blue Beetle III.
  • Icy Blue Eyes: To indicate his somewhat aloof manner and his status as The Cynic. Tye originally had brown eyes, but changed to blue, due to the type of tests The Reach did on him and the others.
  • Immune to Bullets: Or lasers, rather. They bounce right off his avatar, though he does admit that the lasers do hurt somewhat.
  • It's Personal: Once he learns that his friend Jaime has been taken over by the Scarab.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: In spite of his cynical and angry nature, Tye is a caring and loyal friend.
  • Let's Get Dangerous!: Once Jaime is buried by Red Volcano, Tye focuses and gains control of his powers to get him out.
  • Long-Haired Pretty Boy: Long hair and delicate features.
  • Mythology Gag: He's based on Apache Chief from Challenge of the Superfriends, but his last name is Longshadow like the version from Justice League Unlimited (and shares the same voice actor, too!). Also, he really is descended from Apache chiefs of the Mescalero tribe.
  • Official Couple: After Tye gives up the superhero life, he and Asami are revealed to have begun a relationship; she even moves in with him and his mom.
  • Perpetual Frowner: About 99% of the time Tye wears a scowl on his face.
  • Power Incontinence: Once activates his power while dreaming. It's mentioned in the beginning of "The Runaways" that he's the only one out of the four that can't use his power when he wants to. By the end, he's got considerably more control over it.
  • Role Reprisal: From Justice League Unlimited.
  • Steven Ulysses Perhero: A kid named "Longshadow" who can project a spiritual giant?
  • Super Strength: Summoning his astral form allows Tye to have a drastic increase in strength.
  • Synchronization: Harming his avatar causes him pain.
  • Tall, Dark, and Handsome: He's the tallest of the Runaways, has long, black hair, and is considered very handsome by his female fan base out-of-universe.
  • Tall, Dark, and Snarky: There's also the amount of snark he unleashes from time to time.

    Asami "Sam" Koizumi 
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Voiced by: Janice Kawaye

A Japanese girl who gains chi manipulation powers after her metagene is activated. She can't speak English(and at best a limited understanding when it's spoken to her), so doesn't say much.
  • Action Girl: Proto-super heroine.
  • Bilingual Bonus: Except for two words ("no idea"), she only speaks Japanese in "The Runaways". No subtitles either. Improves a bit in her later appearances.
  • Blow You Away: Inverted. As her powers are still developing, the most she can do currently is propel herself with chi short distances. In "The Hunt" she can project shock waves.
  • Catch-Phrase: "Sumimasen" in all its inflections ("Sorry!" "Excuse me!/?" "Thank you").
  • Composite Character: Of Samurai and Crazy Shy Lolita Canary, a Japanese superheroine with a sonic scream and the same Catch-Phrase.
  • The Chick: The only female member and, to an extent, is well-adjusted.
  • Dark and Troubled Past: Implied. She refused to say anything about herself, except her name and nationality. And the season 2 finale revealed that instead of going home, she moved in with Tye and his mom.
  • Expy: Is a less-stereotypical version of Samurai.
  • Flat Character: Because of the language barrier, Sam has been the least developed of the runaways, instead being mostly reactive to the situations at hand.
  • Gender Flip: In the original Superfriends cartoon, Samurai was a guy.
  • Happily Adopted: A form of this. After "Endgame", Virgil reveals that Sam moved in with Tye and his mom, mostly because the two teens had started a secret relationship.
  • Heart Is an Awesome Power: Her only power thus far is being able to launch herself with her chi powers. She makes the best of it.
  • In-Series Nickname: Called "Sam" by her friends.
  • Ki Attacks: Word of God stated that Sam's power is chi manipulation.
  • Mismatched Eyes: She has heterochromia iridum, with a right green eye and a left brown one.
  • Mysterious Past: She is a runaway, but refuses to reveal anything other than her name and nationality.
  • Nice Girl: She's willing to help three guys that she has just met.
  • Official Couple: Virgil informs that she and Tye become this, and have actually had a thing for a while. Asami even moved in with him and his mom.
  • Ramming Always Works: Her initial attack is launching herself at the enemy.
  • Silent Bob: Due to the language barrier, she doesn't say much, even in Japanese.
  • The Smurfette Principle: The only one of the group who is female, though she was not the only female abductee.
  • Steven Ulysses Perhero: She's based on Samurai and the other runaways nickname her Sam.
  • Tights Under Shorts: She wears black tights under her short jeans.

    Eduardo "Ed" Dorado, Jr. 
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Voiced by: Freddy Rodriguez

An Argentinian who gains the power of teleportation after his metagene is activated. He is based on El Dorado from Challenge of the Superfriends.
  • I Just Want to Be Normal: He wants a cure the most.
  • In-Series Nickname: Referred to "Ed" by his friends.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Has anger issues and is the most vocal of not wanting anything to do with the superhero business, but he cares.
  • Lamarck Was Right: Lampshaded in the episode in which his powers were revealed. His father is S.T.A.R. Lab's head teleportation researcher, and refuses to believe that Ed developing teleporter powers is a coincidence.
  • Messy Hair: Uncombed and spiky, black hair.
  • Papa Wolf: Inverted. When Red Volcano threatens to tear his father's head off, Ed is motivated enough to finally allow himself to teleport with passengers.
  • Perpetual Frowner: He and Tye could have a contest on who frowns the most.
  • Quirky Curls: A cross between this and Messy Hair: for this one he inverts it because while he does have the curls, he's more cynical than quirky.
  • Raised by Grandparents: Ed was raised by his grandfather in Argentina.

Other Heroes

    Adam Strange 
Voiced by: Michael Trucco

  • Boldly Coming: Why hello there, Alanna. Partially flipped on its head, however, in that Alanna is far more eager to jump Strange's bones than the other way around.

    Blue Beetle I (Dan Garrett) 

    Green Beetle (B'arzz O'oomm) 
Voiced by: Phil LaMarr

A Martian archaeologist who found a Reach Scarab on his world, but was able to control it thanks to his mental powers. When he hears of the Reach's arrival on Earth, he travels there to fight with the team.
  • Adaptive Armor: The Reach Beetle armor.
  • Anti-Villain: He is being controlled by his scarab and once he is freed he is not evil at all.
  • Affably Evil: His whole disposition doesn't change even after his outing as The Mole.
  • Aliens Steal Cable: All Martians love television, apparently.
  • And I Must Scream: He was controlled by his Scarab, fully aware and unable to act, for so long that he can hardly remember actually being in control of himself.
  • Big Damn Heroes: Rescues Alpha Squad from Black Beetle.
  • Brainwashed and Crazy: The Martian that the Scarab is possessing and by manipulating Blue Beetle and "fixing him", he does this to Jaime as well.
  • Brought Down to Badass: His scarab is destroyed in the finale, but he's still a Martian.
  • Canon Foreigner: Lampshaded when Impulse points out that he's never heard of him. B'arzz was created when the showrunners realized that, if they established that the Reach sent a scarab to every inhabited world after they'd already established that Mars is still fully populated in this universe, it would only make sense for there to be a Martian scarab user.
  • 11th Hour Ranger: As of "Intervention," he is now able to genuinely add his considerable power to the Justice League's side in time for their final showdown with the Reach.
    • And then his Scarab is destroyed in "Endgame". While he helps the League save Earth, he returns to Mars afterward.
  • Fridge Logic: A product of it! B'arzz is the result of someone pointing out that, if the Reach sent a scarab to every inhabited planet, then wouldn't that mean they sent one to Mars, too?
  • Genius Bruiser: Has full access to the Scarab's knowledge base.
  • Heel–Face Brainwashing: Zatanna uses an ancient spell which originally freed Blue Beetle's Scarab from Reach control to free both Green and Blue Beetle (again).
  • Magic Pants: The Scarab armor shapeshifts with him.
  • Manipulative Bastard: While acting as The Mole. First he used Miss Martian's guilt over brainwiping Aqualad to manipulate her into letting him "volunteer" the thoughts he wanted her to see instead of properly probing his mind for secrets. Then he uses Jaime's fear of coming under the Reach's control to get access to the inner workings of his scarab.
  • The Mole: It turns out he was working for the Reach all along.
  • Phlebotinum Rebel: All the power and knowledge of the Scarab, but it works for him instead of controlling him. Or not.
  • ShapeShifting: He's a Martian, so he can naturally shapeshift.
  • Shout-Out: A Martian named B'arzz O'oomm with green armor. Hmm...
  • Spanner in the Works: Impulse notes that he is curiously absent from history as he knows it. And Green Beetle turns out to the the key factor in setting Blue Beetle on the path of evil...
  • Super Power Lottery: He has a Scarab's considerable arsenal and standard Martian powers (albeit with the Martian weakness to fire).
  • Too Spicy for Yog Sothoth: Subverted. According to B'arzz, the Scarab wasn't prepared for the unique physiology of a Martian. Turns out it was entirely prepared.
  • The Unsmile: He tries to smile to reassure Miss Martian before she probes his mind. The attempt is off-putting, to say the least.

     Secret (Greta Hayes) 
Voiced by: Masasa Moyo

  • Catch-Phrase: "Secret."
  • Cain and Abel: Killed by her brother. Lampshaded by the magic shop across her home being "Abel's House of Secrets."
  • Line-of-Sight Name: Taken from a faulty neon sign across the street from her home.
  • Morality Chain: Her brother Harm kills her to eliminate all love from his life, making him "pure".

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