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* MagnificentBastard:
** ComicBook/TheJoker is the zany but brilliant ArchEnemy of Batman. An expert schemer, the Joker regularly threatens Gotham City with his various crimes, from kidnapping Commissioner Gordon to gassing all of Gotham, often assisting his allies himself and accepting any help that he's offered. Teaming up with Lex Luthor in the second game, he uses his chemical skills to fabricate Kryptonite, using it to track down the Batcave and steal the real Kryptonite stashed there and uses his laughing gas to hypnotize the citizens into voting for Lex, the duo then putting up a prolonged fight with the Justice League. Later playing a big role in the LegionOfDoom breaking into the Watchtower, he happily assists the heroes in saving the world from Brainiac, even after forcibly becoming more affectionate in the process. During ''DC Super Villains'', he joins the Legion in fighting the Crime Syndicate, with him and Harley Quinn volunteering to recruit Black Adam, fighting off Shazam and Superwoman in the process. Eventually, after trashing Apokalypse upon arrival, he once again gleefully joins forces with the heroes to take out Darkseid.
** ComicBook/{{Catwoman}} is the expert cat burglar who acts as TheDragon to the Penguin's plot to take over Gotham City with an army of machine powered penguins. Responsible for stealing a diamond to power the machine, she and Penguin evade the GCPD and steal the diamond, with Catwoman making her escape upon being cornered. Evading and pursuing Batman and Robin, she then distracts Batman by kissing him, using the moment to toss the Diamond to her cat. Upon being delivered the diamond in jail, she uses it to bribe Penguin and Killer Croc into freeing her, continuing to aid her boss in his scheme. Eventually managing to unleash the penguins, they proceed to fight the Dynamic Duo, with Catwoman doing the physical fighting. Later games would have her successfully break out of Arkham after a failed first attempt, and acting as the TeamMom to the LegionOfDoom, willingly helping Batman fight off the Parademon invasion.

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* {{Adorkable}}: Scarecrow in "Lego DC Supervillains", being a major fanboy of Sinestro and having moments of nervousness and awkwardness.


** ''Lego Batman 3'' has an EarlyBirdCameo of the ''Arkham Knight'' Batmobile, which only purpose in the game is to be destroyed to build the Burton batmobile. The Arkham Knight batmobile's negative reception turns its destroyable nature into this.
** In ''Lego Batman 3'' when you visit Zameron Green Loontern suggests that the next game will have Pink bricks, referencing the pink color pallet. Then comes ''VideoGame/LegoMarvelSuperheroes2'' where the Red Bricks were replaced with pink bricks.

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** ''Lego Batman 3'' has an EarlyBirdCameo of the ''Arkham Knight'' Batmobile, which only purpose in the game is to be destroyed to build the Burton batmobile. Batmobile. The Arkham Knight batmobile's Batmobile's negative reception turns its destroyable nature into this.
** In ''Lego Batman 3'' 3'', when you visit Zameron Zameron, Green Loontern suggests offers you a Gold Brick for helping him with his tour and remarks that maybe the next game will have Pink bricks, Bricks, referencing the pink color pallet. Then comes ''VideoGame/LegoMarvelSuperheroes2'' ''VideoGame/LEGOMarvelSuperHeroes2'', where the Red Bricks were replaced with pink bricks.Pink Bricks.


** "Jokerís Home Turf". The Joker campaign starts off on a boring slog of a level. By the time youíre done about twenty minutes later. You fight the Mad Hatter which is bad enough, because it should have been Scarecrow who is a better boss to have in a chemical plant than Mad Hatter. He isnít even that good of a boss because all you have to do is to dump him in toxic waste twice and punch him three times.


* ToughActToFollow:
** Given that ''LEGO Batman 2: DC Super Heroes'' is a Batman game, expect the actors playing Batman and Joker (Creator/TroyBaker and Creator/ChristopherCoreySmith) to get a lot of flame bait for not being Creator/KevinConroy or Creator/MarkHamill. Never mind the fact that they actually put in a good performance on their own merit.
** ''Lego Batman 3: Beyond Gotham'' is already this for ''Lego Marvel Superheroes'' due to perceived fears that the League won't get as much publicity; however, most of the characters featured are not Bat-rogues or Bat-family members. [[TheyChangedItNowItSucks Which may make sole Batman fans unhappy due to the spotlight shift, or if some of the popular rogues are omitted to make room for other DC characters.]]
*** After the game's release, the consensus is that ''Beyond Gotham'' is a good game in its own right and does follow up on some of the good parts of ''Marvel Superheroes''. However, some feel that it could have gone further and critical reception has been mixed to positive, as opposed to generally positive.

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** In ''Lego Batman 3'' when you visit Zameron Green Loontern suggests that the next game will have Pink bricks, referencing the pink color pallet. Then comes ''VideoGame/LegoMarvelSuperheroes2'' where the Red Bricks were replaced with pink bricks.


** Due to the first game being predominantly based upon ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries'', with music and locations from the films utilized, Hush, a character who had no presence outside comics media at the time, was a surprise.

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** Due to the first game being predominantly based upon ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries'', with music and locations from the films utilized, Hush, a character who had no presence outside comics media at the time, was a surprise. The same also applies to Killer Moth, who, compared to the vast majority of the villains featured, is much less well known.

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* NightmareFuel: When you finish the Hero side of the Jokerís chapter in the first game, a brief cutscene plays of Joker in his cell, putting a flag gun to his head before pulling the trigger. [[NotMakingThisUpDisclaimer Yes, a suicide joke is in a ''Lego'' game]].


* MostAnnoyingSound:
** Conan O'Brien '''NEVER. SHUTS. UP.''' Well, at least until some unknown godsend turns off the automatic speeches and lets the player activate him by choosing to. What causes this is unknown.
** Indigo-1's insults during her boss fight when she is rendered sociopathic after the Indigo Power Battery is damaged. "You ugly, foul-smelling morons!"
--->'''Flash:''' I know she doesn't have any compassion, but does she have to keep insulting us like that?


** With ''LEGO DC Supervillains'', while there's a lot of focus put upon the Joker in marketing, Batman's name has finally been dropped from the title, giving the game a title that better represents the DC Universe as a whole.
** Darkseid shows up in the Bizarro DLC for ''LEGO Batman 3'', but is defeated offscreen, which was considered disappointing. He's not only a character in the base game for ''LEGO DC Supervillains'', but is one of the members of the game's BigBadEnsemble, between his forces on Apokolips and the Crime Syndicate.
** After ''LEGO Batman 3'''s whopping six cameo characters (Geoff Johns, Jim Lee, Adam West, Kevin Smith, Daffy Duck, and Conan O'Brien), ''DC Supervillains'' returns the focus to DC characters and includes no celebrity cameos.



* HarsherInHindsight: Classic Wally West is playable in ''LEGO DC Super-Villains'' with his modern outfit for the first time, just a month after ''ComicBook/HeroesInCrisis'' [[spoiler:infamously [[DroppedABridgeOnHim killed him off offpanel]]. Which was only the beginning of how it controversially handled his character.]]



** Come ''LEGO DC Supervillains'', this is now the [[Franchise/DCAnimatedUniverse second time]] Charlie Schlatter has been replaced with Michael Rosenbaum as the Flash.



* PanderingToTheBase: Seems to have played a significant part in who was in the voice cast of ''LEGO DC Supervillains''; several characters were recast in favor of [[CantUnhearIt much more familiar]] actors, often from the ''Franchise/DCAnimatedUniverse'' or ''WesternAnimation/YoungJustice'', and even some of the ''Series/ArrowVerse'' shows.
* TheScrappy:
** While Conan O'Brien was something of a BaseBreakingCharacter before launch, after the game came out fans and critics came to dislike his role, since the jokes got old fairly quickly and he was seen as shoehorned in.
** Most fans dislike Killer Frost in DC Super Villains due to her change in design and preferred her comic book version.

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* PanderingToTheBase: Seems to have played a significant part in who was in the voice cast of ''LEGO DC Supervillains''; several characters were recast in favor of [[CantUnhearIt much more familiar]] actors, often from the ''Franchise/DCAnimatedUniverse'' or ''WesternAnimation/YoungJustice'', and even some of the ''Series/ArrowVerse'' shows.
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TheScrappy: While Conan O'Brien was something of a BaseBreakingCharacter before launch, after the game came out fans and critics came to dislike his role, since the jokes got old fairly quickly and he was seen as shoehorned in.
** Most fans dislike Killer Frost in DC Super Villains due to her change in design and preferred her comic book version.
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** Metallo in ''Lego DC Super-Villains''. After the first level, most people thought he would be in the story. Instead, he's only a one episode character and doesn't appear afterwards. Plus, when you unlock him in free play, he doesn't have the flight ability he had in the first level.



** Due to their rarity of appearances in other media, it's rather surprising to see the Crime Syndicate, the MirrorUniverse counterparts of the Justice League, as major antagonists in ''LEGO DC Supervillains''.
*** The ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries'' pack gives you a group of famous characters from the series: Batman, Joker, classic Harley Quinn, [[WesternAnimation/BatmanMaskOfThePhantasm Phantasm]]... Captain Clown?! Yes, the MechaMook from ''all the way back'' from the series' [[Recap/BatmanTheAnimatedSeriesE4TheLastLaugh fourth episode]] is one of the playable characters! Conversely, now you, too, can [[MemeticMutation KILL CAPTAIN CLOWN!]]
* VideoGameMoviesSuck: Inverted depending on your opinion regarding ''LEGO Batman: The Movie - DC Superheroes Unite''.
* WhatAnIdiot: There's lots of this in DC Super Villains. Examples being Captain Boomerang cutting off Ivy's vines instead of walking by, Harley dropping her phone and doesn't run to get it, resulting in it getting stolen, and more.

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** Due to their rarity of appearances in other media, it's rather surprising to see the Crime Syndicate, the MirrorUniverse counterparts of the Justice League, as major antagonists in ''LEGO DC Supervillains''.
*** The ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries'' pack gives you a group of famous characters from the series: Batman, Joker, classic Harley Quinn, [[WesternAnimation/BatmanMaskOfThePhantasm Phantasm]]... Captain Clown?! Yes, the MechaMook from ''all the way back'' from the series' [[Recap/BatmanTheAnimatedSeriesE4TheLastLaugh fourth episode]] is one of the playable characters! Conversely, now you, too, can [[MemeticMutation KILL CAPTAIN CLOWN!]]
* VideoGameMoviesSuck: Inverted depending on your opinion regarding ''LEGO Batman: The Movie - DC Superheroes Unite''.
* WhatAnIdiot: There's lots of this in DC Super Villains. Examples being Captain Boomerang cutting off Ivy's vines instead of walking by, Harley dropping her phone and doesn't run to get it, resulting in it getting stolen, and more.
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* TheScrappy: While Conan O'Brien was something of a BaseBreakingCharacter before launch, after the game came out fans and critics came to dislike his role, since the jokes got old fairly quickly and he was seen as shoehorned in.

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* TheScrappy: TheScrappy:
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While Conan O'Brien was something of a BaseBreakingCharacter before launch, after the game came out fans and critics came to dislike his role, since the jokes got old fairly quickly and he was seen as shoehorned in.in.
** Most fans dislike Killer Frost in DC Super Villains due to her change in design and preferred her comic book version.


** The [[Film/TheDarkKnightSaga Dark Knight DLC]] for ''LEGO Batman 3'' takes place in the car chase sequence from the second film, but the famous truck flip stunt from that film was just relegated to a comic panel cutscene. Who wouldn't have wanted to see that reproduced in LEGO?

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** The [[Film/TheDarkKnightSaga [[Film/TheDarkKnightTrilogy Dark Knight DLC]] for ''LEGO Batman 3'' takes place in the car chase sequence from the second film, but the famous truck flip stunt from that film was just relegated to a comic panel cutscene. Who wouldn't have wanted to see that reproduced in LEGO?


* HarsherInHindsight: Classic Wally West is playable in ''LEGO DC Super-Villains'' with his modern outfit for the first time, just a month after ''ComicBook/HeroesInCrisis'' [[spoiler:infamously [[DroppedABridgeOnHim killed him off offpanel]].]]

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* HarsherInHindsight: Classic Wally West is playable in ''LEGO DC Super-Villains'' with his modern outfit for the first time, just a month after ''ComicBook/HeroesInCrisis'' [[spoiler:infamously [[DroppedABridgeOnHim killed him off offpanel]]. Which was only the beginning of how it controversially handled his character.]]


* HilariousInHindsight: In ''Lego Batman 2'', when you finish the first act (capture The Joker), Superman appears (late) to help and mentions that Batman should be more careful about destroying the city when he fights supervillains...then sometime later comes ''Film/{{Man of Steel}}'' and its infamous final battle...

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* HilariousInHindsight: HilariousInHindsight:
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In ''Lego Batman 2'', when you finish the first act (capture The Joker), Superman appears (late) to help and mentions that Batman should be more careful about destroying the city when he fights supervillains...then sometime later comes ''Film/{{Man of Steel}}'' and its infamous final battle...



** ďJokerís Home TurfĒ. The Joker campagin starts off on a boring slog of a level. By the time youíre done about twenty minutes later. You fight the Madd Hatter which is bad enough, becuase it should have been Scarecrow who is a better boss to have in a chemical plant then Madd Hatter. He isnít even that good of a boss, because all you have to do is to dump him in toxic waste twie and punch him three times.

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** ďJokerís "Jokerís Home TurfĒ. Turf". The Joker campagin campaign starts off on a boring slog of a level. By the time youíre done about twenty minutes later. You fight the Madd Mad Hatter which is bad enough, becuase because it should have been Scarecrow who is a better boss to have in a chemical plant then Madd than Mad Hatter. He isnít even that good of a boss, boss because all you have to do is to dump him in toxic waste twie twice and punch him three times.



* TheyWastedAPerfectlyGoodCharacter: Firefly doesn't play as big a role in the story for ''Beyond Gotham'' as the rest of the LegionOfDoom do, and thus feels a bit wasted. The scenes he ''is'' in are generally considered to be good.

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* TheyWastedAPerfectlyGoodCharacter: TheyWastedAPerfectlyGoodCharacter:
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Firefly doesn't play as big a role in the story for ''Beyond Gotham'' as the rest of the LegionOfDoom do, and thus feels a bit wasted. The scenes he ''is'' in are generally considered to be good.



** Metallo in Lego DC Super-Villains. After the first level, most people thought he would be in the story. Instead, he's only a one episode character and doesn't appear afterwards. Plus, when you unlock him in free play, he doesn't have the flight ability he had in the first level.

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** Metallo in Lego ''Lego DC Super-Villains.Super-Villains''. After the first level, most people thought he would be in the story. Instead, he's only a one episode character and doesn't appear afterwards. Plus, when you unlock him in free play, he doesn't have the flight ability he had in the first level.



* UncannyValley: The Joker Robot in LEGO Batman 2 is freaky because of its face. It has a large jaw with red "lips" and the way it flaps when it "laughs" is pretty creepy. The jaw is just a ring, too, and the synthesized laughs are unsettling. When destroying it, the head spins around and falls off, leaving the jaw attached to the body. It's eerily similar to the appearance of the Joker's disembodied face in the New 52. Given the Joker, this is probably intentional.

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* UncannyValley: The Joker Robot in LEGO ''LEGO Batman 2 2'' is freaky because of its face. It has a large jaw with red "lips" and the way it flaps when it "laughs" is pretty creepy. The jaw is just a ring, too, and the synthesized laughs are unsettling. When destroying it, the head spins around and falls off, leaving the jaw attached to the body. It's eerily similar to the appearance of the Joker's disembodied face in the New 52. Given the Joker, this is probably intentional.

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