- Heroes vs. Villains (a Marvel roleplay)
- World of Heroes (a DC roleplay)
- One Universe (a roleplay combining both universes)
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World of Heroes
- Action Girl: Often, but most notably in the cases of Black Canary and, in later seasons, Ravager.
- A God Am I: Darkseid's ultimate goal in season 8, and eventually Superman.
- Antagonist in Mourning: The Joker after stabbing Batman to death.
- Anti-Hero: Sinestro.
- Anyone Can Die: But they'll probably come back again.
- Alternate Continuity: The RPG diverges around the time of Identity Crisis from the main DC canon, though there have been recent attempts to co-opt certain (Black Lantern related) aspects of the comics.
- The Atoner: Sinestro is played as this for around 5 seasons, making up for misdeeds and even joining the Justice League. It makes his eventual Face–Heel Turn hurt that much more.
- Badass: Deathstroke is undeniably this.
- Bald of Evil: Lex Luthor, obviously.
- Big Bad: Occasionally one appears toward the end of the season. Braniac/Doomsday, Sinestro and Darkseid are significant examples.
- Big Bad Duumvirate: The Joker and Lex Luthor emerge at the head of the Dark Alliance in season 6.
- Brainwashed and Crazy: The Dark Alliance's method to deal with Superboy - use latent brainwashing to turn him evil, and get him to break his girlfriend's back.
- Butt Monkey: The Teen Titans seem to be this. Their members are constantly targeted by the masterminds of various nefarious schemes.
- The Chessmaster: Surprisingly, the Joker.
- Deal with the Devil: How Zachary Zatara got his power upgrade in this continuity. Comes in useful at various times, including when Neron turns up to protect his investment from the Joker.
- Death Is Cheap: How many characters have come back from the dead?
- The Dragon: Black Hand to Darkseid in season 8.
- Doomsday Device: The Apokalypton Sun-Killer
- Face–Heel Turn: Sinestro.
- Freudian Excuse: How the Joker explains Luthor's hatred for Superman.
- Heel–Face Turn: Sinestro.
- Intercontinuity Crossover: Superman goes on a voyage of discovery between the universes in order to stop General Zod.
- Love Triangle: Tim/Zach/Rose
- Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Guy Gardner.
- One-Winged Angel: Braniac/Doomsday
- Pregnant Badass: Rose at the beginning of season 7.
- Rape as Drama: The unenviable fate of Speedy at the hands of Doctor Light.
- Running Gag: —> To Tim: Are you sure that baby's yours?
- Saving the World: So many times.
- Wham Episode: The Joker's going to try and destroy the sun! Batman's appeared to stop him! The Sun-Killer is crashing towards the Earth! Crime Alley is destroyed, everything's going to be okay! The Joker stabs Batman when he's stunned!
Heroes vs. Villains