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     Kate Kane / Batwoman 

Kate Kane / Batwoman

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Species: Human

Known Aliases: Batwoman

Played by: Ruby Rose

Appearances: Elseworlds note | Batwoman

Another bat-themed vigilante based in Gotham City and the maternal cousin of Bruce Wayne. She is the acting CEO of Wayne Enterprises (or what's left of it).


  • Action Girl: She's very skilled in combat.
  • Adaptation Dye-Job: While the Batwoman costume includes her iconic crimson wig, Kate's real hair is dark brown instead of a similar shade of red.
  • Alliterative Name: Kate Kane. Same goes for her actress Ruby Rose.
  • Badass Cape: It has a jagged on the tips design and it helps her glide on tall structures.
  • Badass Gay: The producers confirmed right at the 2018 upfronts that her status as one of DC's highest profile gay heroes would be kept intact. In Elseworlds, she noticeably flirts with Kara.
  • Badass Normal: As befits the Distaff Counterpart of the Trope Codifier in comic books, she has no superpowers of her own and makes do with a bit of tech and martial arts.
  • Battle Boomerang: She has a type of batarang that behaves like one.
  • Butch Lesbian: Just like her comics counterpart, Kate checks all the Butch boxes; cropped hair, badass tattoos, and masculine clothes with a preference for leather.
  • Celebrity Paradox: Orange Is the New Black was mentioned to exist in the Arrowverse. Her actress was a recurring cast member there.
  • The Comically Serious: Her serious demeanor in costume makes for an amusing contrast with Barry's nerdy glee at meeting a Gotham superhero.
    Barry: Is a lift in the Batmobile out of the question?
    Batwoman: Get. Out.
  • Dark Is Not Evil: Batwoman dresses in a black costume with blood red elements, but she's solidly one of the good guys.
  • Deadpan Snarker: She chastises Barry (thinking, like almost everyone else, that he's Oliver Queen) for coming to Gotham and "showing off his arrows to everyone."
  • Distaff Counterpart: In Batman's absence, Kate has taken up his role as Gotham's resident bat-themed vigilante.
  • The Dreaded: At least one criminal screams in terror at the sight of Batwoman.
  • Experienced Protagonist: In contrast to Oliver, Barry, Kara, and most of the Legends, she'll headline her own series as an already seasoned fighter.
  • Foil: To Kara. They're both cousins of famous heroes following in their footsteps, although their methods, appearances, and personalities contrast; Kara is bubbly, upbeat, acts openly as a hero, and is a Primary-Color Champion. Kate, on the other hand, is more withdrawn, stern, and cynical, takes the role of a dreaded vigilante, and adopts a Dark Is Not Evil color scheme. Unlike Kara's blonde hair, light-coloured outfits, and tendency towards Clark Kenting, Kate is brunette, dresses in dark colors, and her disguise as Batwoman is much more complete. Kate is essentially to Kara what the unseen Batman is to Superman, although unlike the rocky friendship shared by their male counterparts, Kate and Kara are genuinely fond of one another and look forward to getting another chance to team up, with Kate dubbing such a team the "world's finest".
  • Good Is Not Nice: She's highly abrasive toward the other heroes and sternly orders them out of her city when the fight is over.
  • Human Notepad: Ruby Rose's real life multitudes of tattoos are mentioned even though we can't actually see most of them.
  • I Will Find You: One of her main motives is finding out what happened to Bruce Wayne.
  • Not So Different: This is partly why she warms up to Kara, as both are in a similar position of being cousins to much larger heroic figures and struggle to get out of their shadows.
  • Red and Black and Evil All Over: Subverted. Despite her stereotypically villainous color scheme, Batwoman is very much a hero, even if she is an example of Good Is Not Nice.
  • Secret Identity Vocal Shift: Kate Kane speaks with a vocal fry, but as Batwoman her voice is clearer and loses that feature.
  • Secret Keeper: She's clearly aware that Bruce is Batman, but keeps it to herself when discussing the "two" with Oliver, Barry, and Kara.
  • Shameless Fanservice Girl: Played with. She's not overly surprised nor upset when Kara basically admits to looking at her naked by way of x-ray vision.
  • The Stoic: While her normal persona is snarky, if a bit abrasive, in-costume Kate adopts a dead serious persona, with no patience for nonsense. She does, however, crack a smile at Kara as the two swap knowledge of each others' identities.
  • Sugar-and-Ice Personality: She's not a fan of Barry, Kara, and Oliver coming to her city and causing trouble, and only tolerates their investigations to a point. But she also warms up a bit to Kara.
  • Superheroes Wear Capes: She wears a Badass Cape and is Gotham's protector.
  • Two First Names: Her surname could easily pass as a second given name.

     Bruce Wayne / Batman 

Bruce Wayne / Batman

Species: Human

Known Aliases: Batman, The Dark Knight, The Caped Crusader, The World's Greatest Detective

Played By: ???

Appearances:

Billionaire of Gotham City and CEO of Wayne Tech, who is (or was) also Batman.

see Arrowverse: Earth-38 — Other Locales page to see his Earth-38 counterpart

  • Ambiguous Situation: Bruce's status in 2018 is unclear; he disappeared from Gotham three years prior, but his reasons are totally in the dark.
  • Badass Cape: It has a jagged on the tips design and it helps him glide on tall structures.
  • Badass Normal: The Trope Codifier in comicbooks. He is a simple Vigilante Man whose main arsenal are his gadgets, physical skill and keen intellect.
  • Chekhov's Gunman: His company will merge with Oliver's new company in the future, though this may no longer happen due to Barry's constant and the Legends' Cosmic Retcons.
  • Cool Car: It's fast, tough, and is equipped with tools made from top quality technology.
  • The Cowl: The Trope Codifier. He's a hero alright, but one who inspires fear rather than hope.
  • Dark Is Not Evil: His overall look, name and Red Barons are all heavily themed with darkness. That doesn't make him a bad guy.
  • Early-Bird Cameo: Was name dropped by Oliver in "Tribute".
  • Easter Egg: He has been subtly alluded to many many times prior to an official name drop in "Tribute".
    • Wayne Tech has been mentioned several times on The Flash. In the possible future of 2024, it even merged with Queen Consolidated.
    • Earth-2 Barry and Iris have a friend called "Bruce" in their contacts, along with several given names for other Justice League members.
    • Rip alludes to Batman in Legends of Tomorrow "Blood Ties" with the statement "I've seen Men of Steel die and Dark Knights fall."
    • Gotham City is shown to have existed on Supergirl (2015)'s Earth.
  • The Ghost: Due to issues with the DC Extended Universe. In-universe he apparently left Gotham City three years prior to Elseworlds, but nobody knows why.
  • Hero of Another Story: He's already an experienced superhero operating in his own city.
  • In Spite of a Nail: His Earth-38 counterpart also became Batman, making him one of the few heroes both Earths share.
  • Nice Job Breaking It, Hero!: We don't know why he left Gotham, but things have become considerably worse in his absence — Wayne Enterprises is near bankruptcy and how bad has crime skyrocketed? Those who can afford it travel around in armored cars!
  • Not So Different: A fellow billionaire like Oliver Queen himself who became a Badass Normal vigilante.
  • Offscreen Moment of Awesome: His badassery and heroics are never shown on-screen.
  • Present Absence: His disappearance is a plot point in Elseworlds (2018); in Bruce's absence, Kate is carrying on in her cousin's place as both CEO of Wayne Enterprises and as Gotham's resident vigilante.
  • Shrouded in Myth: Batman is mostly considered an urban legend outside Gotham, or even an invention of the GCPD. This also contrasts him with his Earth-38 counterpart, who is infamously a Hero with Bad Publicity.
  • Superheroes Wear Capes: He wears a Badass Cape and was Gotham's original protector.
  • Two First Names: His surname could easily pass as his second given name.
  • Writing Around Trademarks: Prior to 2017, he was Exiled from Continuity due to Executive Meddling forbidding any live action versions of Batman on the small screen (excluding child versions of him). However, the rule has been loosened finally allowing Bruce Wayne to make an appearance in the Arrowverse.

     Barbara Gordon / Oracle 

Barbara Gordon / Oracle

Species: Human

Known Aliases: Oracle, Batgirl

Played By: ???

Appearances:

A Gotham-based vigilante.


  • Ambiguous Situation: It's unclear what her status is as of 2018.
  • Disney Owns This Trope: The reason Felicity couldn't use the Oracle monicker is because Babs already owns it.
  • The Ghost: Only mentioned by Oliver when explaining why Felicity couldn't use the Oracle monicker.
  • Two First Names: Her surname is a common masculine given name.

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Crows Security

Gotham's primary security firm, lead by Jacob Kane.
    Jacob Kane 

Jacob Kane

Species: Human

Played By: Dougray Scott

Appearance: Batwoman

Kate Kane's father and leader of the Crows.


    Sophie Moore 

Sophie Moore

Species: Human

Played By: Meagan Tandy

Appearance: Batwoman

A Crows Security agent and a staunch protector of Gotham. She is Kate Kane's ex-girlfriend and former fellow cadet.


    Chuck Dodgson 

Chuck Dodgson

Species: Human

Played By: Brendon Zub

Appearance: Batwoman

A Crows Security agent.


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Gotham City Citizens

     Vesper Fairchild 

Vesper Fairchild

Species: Human

A radio host in Gotham whom Oliver Queen previously slept with.


  • The Ghost: Despite Oliver mentioning her, she never actually appears.

     Dr. Victor Fries 

Dr. Victor Fries

Species: Human

A scientist expert on cryogenic science consulted by Dr. Thomas Snow.


    Luke Fox 

Luke Fox

Species: Human

Played By: Camrus Johnson

Appearance: Batwoman

The son of Lucius Fox.


  • Badass Bookworm: Though nerdy and tech-oriented, he fearlessly confronts Kate while armed with a Taser (held with a proper grip, to boot) when he finds her snooping around the Wayne Enterprises building.

    Stanley Dover 

Arkham Asylum

Administration and Staff

    Dr. John Deegan 

Dr. John Deegan

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Species: Human note 

Played By: Jeremy Davies, Tyler Hoechlin (as "Superman")

Appearances: Elseworlds note 

A doctor who had previously been arrested for illegal experimentation on his patients, he got a job at Arkham Asylum. After a lecture concerning eugenics, the Monitor appeared before him and gave him the Book of Destiny, telling him to "think big."


  • A God Am I: At the climax of Elseworlds, Deegan proclaims himself "master of this world" due to the power of the Book of Destiny.
  • Big Bad Duumvirate: He and Mar Novu are the main antagonists of the Elseworlds crossover.
  • Celebrity Paradox:
    • Lost is been mentioned during the Arrowverse premiere. His actor was a main cast member in its last three seasons.
    • Cisco mentions Twister in the Season 3 premiere of The Flash (2014). His actor was a cast member of the film.
  • Comic-Book Movies Don't Use Codenames: He's never once referred to as Doctor Destiny.
  • Composite Character: He combines aspects of Doctor Destiny, Superboy-Prime, the evil High Councilor from Injustice: Gods Among Us and Supergirl of all people.
  • Drunk with Power: Being given the Book of Destiny takes as much a toll on his rationality as can be expected.
  • Evil Cannot Comprehend Good: Deegan believes that chance is enough to make someone a hero; he compares the Monitor giving him the Book of Destiny to Barry getting struck by lightning. When Barry tells him that heroism is more about overcoming circumstances, Deegan laughs in his face.
  • Evil Is Hammy: Although fairly sedate in his normal appearance, as Superman, Deegan goes way off the deep end. The image to the right shows just one of many deranged expressions.
  • Evil Wears Black: After making himself into Superman, Deegan wears a black costume with silver elements. Upon seeing the result, Clark compliments the look.
  • Facial Horror: After the book is destroyed, he looks heavily deformed, like an outright zombie.
  • The Heavy: Even though the Monitor is the Big Bad of the Elseworld crossover, Deegan is the one causing most of the direct trouble.
  • Heroic Wannabe: He tried to use the Book of Destiny to turn himself into the Flash. This instead causes Barry and Oliver to switch lives and powers. He does it again to turn himself into Superman, since with Superman back on Earth-38 there's no copy around to cause problems.
  • How Do I Shot Web?: Although the Book of Destiny lets him rewrite reality, he switched Oliver and Barry's lives by accident on his first attempt instead of becoming the Flash as intended. He gets it right on the second try, becoming Superman.
  • I Just Want to Be Special: He's given the chance to change the world twice, and both times his first order of business is to trade lives with a superhero.
  • Identical Stranger: He looks a lot like Ritchie Sampson, an old acquaintance of John Constantine.
  • It's All About Me: Deegan's desire to be a hero is more about his desire for fame and adoration than any real desire to do good. Even his subordinates in the second alternate reality recognise that his good works are more about pandering to his ego than any semblance of altruism.
  • Mad Doctor: He's a doctor who works at Arkham Asylum and is known to experiment on his patients.
  • One Steve Limit: He's one of the many Johns in the Arrowverse which includes John Diggle and John Constantine.
  • Pragmatic Villainy: He lets Barry and Oliver escape at the beginning of part 3 to rescue a group of children from a falling construction beam in order to maintain his Villain with Good Publicity status.
  • Psychopathic Manchild: He wants to be a superhero to be adored by the masses, complains that society "didn't understand" his torturous methods of dealing with Arkham's inmates, and angrily throws tantrums when thwarted.
  • Rewriting Reality: He does this via rewriting the Book of Destiny.
  • Small Name, Big Ego: Deegan believes that the Monitor gave him the Book of Destiny because the cosmic being recognised his potential for greatness. In reality, Novu only gave him the book to cause chaos to test the heroes of Earth-1.
  • The Sociopath: He's generally indifferent to other people, has no sense of altruism, and has a constant need for thrills and attention.
  • With Great Power Comes Great Insanity: Already no paragon of mental health, Deegan's sanity starts to crack when he gets the Book of Destiny, and it jumps into overdrive after he turns himself into Superman, descending into a full on god complex, with Evil Is Hammy for good measure.

Inmates

    Nora Fries 

Nora Fries

Species: Human

Played By: Cassandra Jean Amell

Appearances: Elseworlds note 

Victor Fries' wife, who escaped during a mass release of prisoner in Arkham Asylum. She needs to be exposed to extreme cold or will die.


  • Abled in the Adaptation: Downplayed. Nora Fries is bedridden/in a coma and is dependent on life-support in the comicbooks and in several adaptations. Here, she can still live like normal as long as she's exposed to extreme cold.
  • Adaptational Badass: An Implied Trope. In the comicbooks, she's an extremely Ill Girl. Here, she's seen imprisoned along with many of the infamous members of Batman's Rogues Gallery. However, she did have extremely powerful metahuman abilities as Lazara.
  • Adaptational Superpower Change: In the comics, Nora's powers are fire-based, in contrast to her husband's ice-themed abilities. Here, she seems to have the same condition as him, and needs to be in extreme cold.
  • Adaptational Villainy: Nora Fries is usually a good woman who's Ill Girl condition became her husband's reason for his Start of Darkness. Here, she's imprisoned in Arkham Asylum, suggesting that they're an Outlaw Couple. Comic Nora actually did become a villain in the Batgirl story arc ''Destruction's Daughter''
  • Distaff Counterpart: It's obvious she's meant to be a female stand-in for the classic Mr. Freeze.
  • Freeze Ray: She takes her husband's after escaping Arkham Asylum. It's packs enough of a punch to send Killer Frost flying.
  • An Ice Person: She needs to be exposed to extreme cold or she'll die; she makes off with her husband's ice gun during the Elseworlds crossover.
  • One Steve Limit: She's the fourth Nora in the Arrowverse after Nora Allen, Nora Darhk, and Nora West-Allen.

     Oswald Cobblepot / The Penguin 

Oswald Cobblepot / The Penguin

Species: Human

An inmate at Arkham Asylum.


     Pamela Isley / Poison Ivy 

Pamela Isley / Poison Ivy

Species: Enhanced Human

An inmate at Arkham Asylum.


     Basil Karlo / Clayface 

Basil Karlo / Clayface

Species: Enhanced Human

An inmate at Arkham Asylum.


     Edward Nygma / The Riddler 

Edward Nygma / The Riddler

Species: Human

An inmate at Arkham Asylum.


  • The Ghost: His name only appears on a door in Arkham Aslym.
  • Offscreen Villainy: We never get to see his shenanigans on-screen.
  • One Steve Limit: He's the third Edward in the Arrowverse after Edward "Eddie" Thawne and Edward Clarriss.
  • Riddle Me This: Nygma's whole gimmick is his obsession with riddles, and a compulsion to leave them for the police and vigilantes. Right outside his cell in Arkham, "What's Black and Blue and Red all over?" is written on the wall.

     Jonathan Crane / The Scarecrow 

Jonathan Crane / The Scarecrow

Species: Human

An inmate at Arkham Asylum.


     Marc Guggenheim 

Marc Guggenheim

Species: Human


  • The Ghost: His name only appears on a door in Arkham Asylum.
  • Offscreen Villainy: We never get to see his shenanigans on-screen.
  • Take That!: A criminal named after the infamous comic book writer and former Arrow and Legends of Tomorrow showrunner. He did write the third part of Elseworlds, though, so it may have been more of a friendly rib.
  • Tuckerization: As mentioned above, he's directly named after the infamous comic writer and former Arrow and Legends of Tomorrow showrunner, who also wrote the third hour of Elseworlds, coincidentally.

     Roger Hayden / The Psycho-Pirate 

Roger Hayden / The Psycho-Pirate

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Species: Human

Played By: Bob Frazer

Appearances: Elseworlds note 

"Don't worry, Doctor. Everything is as it should be. The stage is set. Worlds will live. Worlds will die. And the universe will never be the same"

An Arkham inmate, who has some connection with the Monitor.


  • Adaptational Superpower Change: His mask doesn't appear to do anything, as opposed to the comics, where the Medusa Mask can make anyone who sees it feel any emotion.
  • Adaptational Wimp: In the comics, his Medusa Mask can make anyone feel any emotion, including fear. In the show, even after he puts on the mask, he doesn't seem to have any powers. But the final minutes of Elseworlds heavily imply there is far more to him than meets the eye.
  • Mythology Gag: He is used to tease the crossover for Crisis on Infinite Earths as was a very significant character in the comic arc.
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