The quick-thinking straight man in the action-packed and often hilarious world of The Brave and the Bold, Batman is relentless in his pursuit of justice and infinitely patient in his dealings with quirky guest stars and sidekicks. This Batman isn't the brooding Dark Knight we've come to know in recent years but is equally fast with a dry joke or a flying Batarang.
- Adaptation Origin Connection: "Return of the Fearsome Fangs!" has flashbacks that depict Bruce training alongside Bronze Tiger and the Terrible Trio prior to becoming Batman. While Bronze Tiger is himself a martial artist, there are no hints Ben Turner ever trained with Bruce in the comics and the Terrible Trio aren't martial artists in the comics.
- Animal Motifs: Bats as his name may indicate.
- Attack of the 50-Foot Whatever: To even the odds against Equinox in "The Fate of Equinox!".
- Badass Baritone: As with most versions of the character, Batman has a deep voice thanks to his voice actor.
- Badass Cape: Just look at it. Then again, Batman always has one.
- Badass Normal: He has no powers but is still a highly effective hero.
- Bad Habits: Thoroughly questions a hospitalized and fading fast ex-gangster while dressed as a priest to learn Joe Chill's name and location.
- Batman Gambit: Uses these often, as he is the Trope Namer.
- Big Brother Mentor: To pretty much every superhero and superheroine.
- Except the Justice Society of America; they're his mentors.
- Cassandra Truth: He unsuccessfully attempts to warn Craddock in "Trials of the Demon!" of what his Deal with the Devil will get ultimately him.
- Celibate Hero: Unless, of course, it involves Catwoman.
- Chest Insignia: Doubles as an emergency batarang.
- Chick Magnet: Catwoman, Black Canary; even Huntress and Batwoman flirt with him. Even Poison Ivy has a fondness for him as she considered sparing him if he agreed to marry her.
- Clear My Name: After Owlman pretends to be him for three weeks.
- The Comically Serious: Batman's lines and the situations he gets into are often incredibly absurd, but he never shows any sign of letting The Stoic image slip.Sorry, Mrs. Manface, the Hammer of Justice is unisex!That was an ape, driving a cab.Can't talk. Skiing ninjas with lasers.
- Cool Car: The Batmobile.
- Has pretty much anything and everything stored in that belt of his, from a length of rope to dog biscuits.
- He hid bolt-holes and secret tunnels all over Gotham.
- The Bat-Computer has files on it detailing the way to subdue his fellow superheroes if they ever wound up under someone else's control. This comes back to bite Bats in the butt, when Owlman manages to find them and use them.
- Cupid's Arrow: In the tie-in comic story "The Bride and the Bold" one of Eros' arrows hits Batman to make him "fall in love with Wonder Woman." While going to City Hall to get a marriage license, seeing "Lady Justice" snaps Batman out of it. But that doesn't stop him from planning a mock wedding with Wonder Woman to trap those a jealous Talia Al'Ghul get together to crash said wedding. The lone escapee, Mouseman, couldn't believe the fiasco, and Catwoman has some intent on getting more details...
- Death Montage: Happens to Batman in "Emperor Joker!".
- Doesn't Like Guns: Obviously, but in "Mitefall!", after Bat-Mite changes reality so that the show will Jump the Shark, Batman does use guns. Until Ambush Bug convinces Batman to remember who he is.
- Elaborate Underground Base: The Batcave.
- Expressive Mask: As always, his mask presents his emotions.
- Femme Fatalons: When he switched bodies with Katrina Moldov.
- Heroic Willpower: Constantly."They tell me it's all about will and will's one thing I've got plenty of!"
- He Who Must Not Be Seen: While not masked until "Chill Of the Night" when he's confronting Joe Chill, the man who murdered his parents.
- Horrible Judge of Character: He believed Sinestro was trustworthy (in fairness, Sinestro was a Green Lantern at the time).
- Hypocritical Humor: If he gets into a childish competition with Green Arrow, he'll tell Arrow to stop being so childish...then immediately one-up him.
- I Call It "Vera": Beware his Hammers of Justice.
- Invincible Hero: To the point that it gets a Lampshade Hanging. And at the same time somewhat averted. Batman is hailed as the greatest hero, but loses several fights and has to be rescued a couple of times by other heroes or a stroke of luck.
- Kryptonite Factor: When on Zur-En-Arrh in "The Super Batman of Planet X!" he exposed to Rodon, a native element. This gives Superman-like powers to Batman, but Evil Genius Rothul discovers the Quartz of Zur-En-Ah acts Kryptonite to Super Batman. Tlano, the Zur-En-Arrh Batman, sprays the weakened Batman with a compound that normalizes him to where he's no longer affected by either the Rodon OR the Quartz.
- Lighter and Softer: Compared to pretty much every other version of Batman. While he is gruff and aloof, he's much more pleasant towards other heroes, willingly working with them and even calling Green Arrow a friend.
- Literal Split Personality: "A Bat Divided" has him split in three by a damaged nuclear reactor - Science Batman, representing his intellect; Physical Batman, representing his anger and love of crime-fighting; and "Slacker" Batman, who gets what's left over, most of which is the munchies.
- Master of Unlocking: The lockpick in his gloves got him out of more jams than his Utility Belt ever did.
- Only Known by Their Nickname: That is until he unmasked himself to the mugger that killed his parents when he was eight years old, Joe Chill, and told him his real name.
- Parental Abandonment: Aw heck, one more time! HIS PARENTS ARE DEEAAAAAAAD!
- Ragnarök Proofing: He builds things to last. One episode shows the Bat-Cave still functioning decades or possibly even centuries after the Great Disaster (albeit, admittedly, not entirely intact).
- Straight Man: Of the entire universe. No matter what madness he faces, Batman remains entirely unfazed by any of it.
- The Stoic: He rarely presents his emotions, just like most versions of the character.
- Super Hero: He is one.
- Surrounded by Idiots: Depending on the team-up. If it's Booster or Plas, this will occur.
- Took a Level in Badass: When he confronts his parents' killer, Joe Chill.
- Unstoppable Rage: When he unleashes a beatdown upon Joe Chill who was responsible for his parents' death.
- Workaholic: Ted considers him more of a "work friend" next to Booster's "fun friend". Bats has no idea what he's talking about. "What's more fun than fighting crime?"
- Would Hit a Girl: The hammer of justice is unisex, so he has no problems socking one to Miss Manface, or Catwoman (when he's not busy flirting with the latter) as necessary.
Special Guest Heroes
AQUAMAN (Arthur Curry)
Both valiant and vainglorious, AQUAMAN is the barrel-chested King of Atlantis and, in his own eyes, is as heroic as they come. Fearless and loyal, AQUAMAN is the first to answer when duty calls, and he relishes the glory of the fight. He has the disposition of a hearty Greek God and the ego and brawn to match.
- Aesop Amnesia: The ending of "Evil Under the Sea!" subverts this. AQUAMAN chooses not to exile Orm on the grounds that "you don't give up on family." Batman is incredulous, at least until AQUAMAN begins reading his captive brother his autobiography. Seeing how much that infuriates Orm, Batman realizes that is a worse punishment than exile would've been.
- Attention Deficit... Ooh, Shiny!: While on vacation, Mera has to constantly remind her husband to stop daydreaming while he's driving.
- Badass Baritone: In "Mayhem of the Music Meister!"
- Badass Beard: He's got a beard in this incarnation.
- Boisterous Bruiser: He's extremely outgoing and personable while also enjoying a fight.
- Breakout Character: Bat-Mite even uses the term in the series finale. Has the most appearances of any guest-hero in the series.
- Catchphrase: OUTRAGEOUS!
- Character Development: He's noticeably more subdued in the introductory episode "Evil Under the Sea!" than his subsequent, consistently hammier appearances, and DiMaggio's performance reflects that.
- Exactly What It Says on the Tin: The titles of the various adventures he likes to tell.AQUAMAN: And the time I had to wear an eye-patch to infiltrate a crew of pirates. I call that—
Batman: "AQUAMAN's Undercover Adventure."
AQUAMAN: No. "The Time I Wore An Eye-Patch To Infiltrate A Crew Of Pirates." But what you said is good, too.
- Expy: The show's version of Aquaman is basically an aquatic version of The Incredible Hercules.
- Heart Is an Awesome Power: His Rousing Song of Heroism centers on the importance of guts, determination, heroism, etc. as more important than flight, super strength, shapeshifting, etc.
- Henpecked Husband: Slightly. He only went on a road trip vacation because she wanted to. He also tries to perform heroics behind her back after she insisted this was a family vacation.
- Heroic BSoD: In "Mystery in Space!", Batman encounters a surprisingly depressed AQUAMAN, who starts questioning the point of being a hero. It turns out to be because he failed to save a beluga whale from illegal whaling. Naturally, he breaks out of that soon enough.
- Hot-Blooded: It's amazing that he hasn't boiled away the ocean!
- Hypocritical Humor: AQUAMAN found it odd that Adam Strange could be so jovial in the face of danger.
- In "Powerless!"(Batman has just rattled off a list of Captain Atom's powers)AQUAMAN: Impressive! But he should try mixing a little humility with those superpowers. Like I do! (rather smug smile)
- In "Powerless!"
- Idiot Hero: He's not really stupid, but he rarely thinks his actions through and prefers to charge in fists swinging instead of planning ahead.
- The Knights Who Say "Squee!": Been prone to doing this from time to time, especially when he has his adventures with Batman.
- Leeroy Jenkins: Even down to calling people 'chums'.
- The Magnificent: Respects Batman as this to a tee. Aquaman pridefully admits Batman is the best, of the best, of the best, of the best, of the best, of the best, of the best, of the very best; Repeatedly.
- In "Powerless!"
- Making a Splash: Water swords and water hadokens! His greatest feat however is calling up a Giant Wall of Watery Doom.
- Nice Guy: Easily the most jovial and kindly character in the whole show, if not the entire DC Universe.
- Overly Polite Pals: With Batman mostly, even though the former hides his slight frustration with Arthur's over-zealousness.
- Rousing Speech: Rousing Song of Heroism.
- It was one of these from Batman that shook him out of his Heroic BSoD.
- Royals Who Actually Do Something: He's the king of Atlantis.
- Semantic Superpower: He can control silverfish, too.
- Super Hero: He is one.
- Time-Passage Beard: Inverted, with a flashback to the early days of the Justice League shows him without his beard.
AQUAMAN's fun to be around isn't he? Trying having to work with him on a full time basis. Aqualad is the sidekick to the king of the seas, and doesn't get the respect he deserves.
- The Chew Toy: His role in AQUAMAN's sitcom.
- Headbutting Heroes: Garth and Dick Grayson can't get along for more than five minutes.
- Human Shield: "Aqualad is my decoy!"
- Remember the New Guy?: A minor case. Speedy and Robin appeared in an episode each before "Sidekicks Assemble!". Aqualad only got a mention.
- Sidekick: He's AQUAMAN's sidekick.
The Atom II (Ryan Choi)
An Asian-American scientist whose costume allows him to shrink himself (and others) down in size, up to microscopic size. He's a Legacy Character, having inherited the costume from the previous wearer, Ray Palmer. He's the type to solve everything by thinking first, but at least once lost his composure and went into an Unstoppable Rage.
- Asian and Nerdy: He's an Asian-American scientist.
- Clothes Make the Superman: His powers come from his suit.
- "Fantastic Voyage" Plot: "Journey to the Center of the Bat!" sees him and AQUAMAN journey inside Batman's body to cure him of an infection.
- Incredible Shrinking Man: He has the power to shrink.
- Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Very curt and aloof, but definitely a good guy.
- Legacy Character: Came after Ray Palmer, the original Atom.
- Not That Kind of Doctor: Is introduced when AQUAMAN calls on him to help an ailing Batman, leading to this exchange:AQUAMAN: What kind of medicine shall we prescribe, doc?Atom: You don't know what kind of a doctor I am, do you?AQUAMAN: A hero doctor, through and through!Atom: ...a physicist.
- Papa Wolf: PLATELET!!!
- Scarily Competent Tracker: Demonstrated in "Sword of the Atom!".
- Science Hero: A hero powered by his own science experiment.
- Straight Man: To AQUAMAN.
- Surrounded by Idiots: His speaking appearances have all teamed him up with AQUAMAN.
- 10-Minute Retirement: Retires from being the Atom sometime before "Sword of the Atom!" to focus on his academic career. AQUAMAN pulls him out of it to look for Ray Palmer (Atom I) and Batman, who disappeared searching for the former.
Batman of Zur-En-Arrh (Tlano)
Tlano is a reporter of the Solar Cycle on the planet Zur-En-Arrh. He is also that world's version of Batman. He wears a Batman costume consisting of gaudy, outlandish colors.
- Animal Motifs: Bats again. The gaudy, outlandish color of his costume is because on Zur-En-Arrh, bats look a little... different (they're much bigger, for one thing.)
- Badass Normal: Has no powers, but still kicks butt.
- Clark Kenting: In his civilian identity, he acts like a klutzy doofus, with a higher voice than in his superhero guise.
- Composite Character: He's basically Bruce Wayne with Clark Kent's dayjob.
- Expy: His home of Gothtropolis seems more like our Metropolis than Gotham City, with Tlano himself closer to Superman than our Batman.
- Green-Eyed Monster: He doesn't take Batman's presence too well. That Bruce manages to draw the attention of his crush might have something to do with it.
- Highly Visible Ninja: Bright red, yellow, and purple.
- Human Aliens: Like everyone on Zur-En-Arrh, Tlano looks exactly like a human.
- Robot Butler: Alpha-Red.
A creature from the Fifth Dimension, he is Batman's biggest fan. He kidnaps him to shape him into a better hero. Some of this includes figuring out which villain to fight Batman, spicing up the fire-power of the bank robbers and Calendar Man, and even toying with Batman.
- Ascended Fanboy: He's a massive Batman fan and delights in having adventures with him.
- Composite Character: Several storylines give him more in common with Mr. Mxyzptlk, a similarly-powered but rather less well-intentioned foe of Superman. For instance, it's Mxy's powers that Joker steals to become omnipotent in the comics, and in Whatever Happened to the Man of Tomorrow?, his efforts end Superman's Silver Age incarnation.
- FaceHeel Turn: In a manner of speaking, while not exactly evil, "Mitefall!" sees him try to get the show cancelled. He ends up succeeding, but in turn erases himself, with a darkly Meaningful Echo of the line he used for all his episodes, "That's all folks."
- Good Angel, Bad Angel: The angel and devil sides of Bat-Mite when faced with whether or not he could use his superpowers to help Batman in "Emperor Joker!":Angel Bat-Mite: No powers, Bat-Mite. You promised.
Devil Bat-Mite: Batman said you can't use your powers, but he didn't say you shouldn't give them to him!
Angel Bat-Mite: [shrugs his shoulders, to Bat-Mite] He's got a point. [both sides vanish]
- Heart Beats out of Chest: When he sees Harley Quinn in "Emperor Joker!"
- Humanoid Abomination: He looks like a small child, but he's actually an entity from the 5th Dimension, capable of bending reality to his whim.
- Hypocritical Humor: In "Legends of the Dark Mite!", Bat-Mite deems an Adam West-esque Batsuit as "too campy".
- Irritation Is the Sincerest Form of Flattery
- Karmic Death: In "Mitefall!", Bat-Mite gets the show cancelled to get a Darker and Edgier Batman show. But in doing so, he erases himself from reality since in a dark Batman show, he wouldn't be needed due to being too silly a character.
- Loony Fan: He's a caricature of every single Batman fan in existence.
- Love at First Sight: His heart beats from his chest the moment he sets eyes on Harley Quinn in "Emperor Joker!"
- Nice Job Breaking It, Hero!: In "Emperor Joker!", he accidentally gives all his powers to the Joker when he should be helping Batman out in the fight, and from that time on, everything is going to hell for it.
- No Fourth Wall: He knows that Batman's fictional, and about all his previous incarnations. He can also talk directly to the viewers as well as interact with the universe of the show.
- Puff of Logic: In "Mitefall!".
- Reality Warper: He can change whatever he wishes.
- The Unpronounceable: Bat-Mite's real name.
- Wild Card: His status as a "Guest Hero" is rather tenuous, to say the least.
Black Canary II (Dinah Lance)
Black Canary is a superheroine with hand-to-hand combat prowess and a supersonic scream. She appears most prominently in the episodes "Mayhem of the Music Meister!", "The Golden Age of Justice" and "The Mask of Matches Malone".
- Action Heroine: She has powers but relies more on her martial arts skills to fight crime.
- Aroused by Their Voice: The Music Meister was impressed by her singing voice, although given her sonic scream, he might have wished he wasn't.
- Femme Fatale: Her method of disposing Solomon Grundy without moving a muscle.
- Identical Granddaughter: She is entirely identical to her mother. The only difference between them is that Dinah doesn't wear a mask.
- Legacy Character: She inherited the mantle from her mother.
- Ms. Fanservice: Her character design has to be the most obvious Fanservice of the series.
- Overprotective Dad: Or surrogate dads, as the case may be. All the JSA treats her as Just a Kid Eventually, Wildcat admits it's because of what became of her mother that they're afraid the same will happen to her.
- Parental Favouritism: Or surrogate parents as the case may be. She points out they treaded her with kid gloves, while (in her eyes) favouring Batman. Flashbacks show that they were much harsher on Batman during training.
- She's Got Legs: And those purple tights show off every inch.
- Single Woman Seeks Good Man: She acts like a bad girl toward Batman, but she's in love with Green Arrow.
- Stay in the Kitchen: On the receiving end from the JSA, who treat her like a little child.
- Vitriolic Best Buds: With Huntress and Catwoman.
Blue Beetle III (Jaime Reyes)
El Paso, Texas native Jaime Reyes thought the closest he would ever get to Batman was the posters adorning his walls, but when a mysterious alien technology device turned him into the hero Blue Beetle, the fanboy's wildest dreams became a reality. Jaime can't help but tackle every mission with wide-eyed wonder and brings a youthful buoyancy to even the toughest fights.
- Adaptive Armor: The scarab generated armor is capable of turning into all manner of things.
- Adorkable: Especially in the appearances featuring Paco.
- Animal Motifs: A beetle.
- Arm Cannon: His primary weapon.
- Ascended Fanboy: He had a love of superheroes (particularly Batman) before acquiring the Scarab.
- Assimilation Backfire: It wasn't until the scarab fully subsumed Jaime that he managed to overcome it completely.
- Color Character: Blue Beetle.
- Distracted by the Sexy: Teenaged boy + Huntress = mid-fight concussion (Unlike Jaime's comic counterpart, who was "raised not to stare").
- Fighting from the Inside: Jaime successfully manages to overpower the Reach programming when it tries to take over him.
- Kid-Appeal Character/Younger and Hipper: Lampshaded.Stargirl: Great. I send for the world's greatest hero and I get the knockoff Blue Beetle.
Jaime: Knockoff? I prefer to think of myself as a reimagined hero for a new generation.
- The Kid with the Leash: The Scarab has never tried to frag anything, and Jaime has never had to force it down with sheer willpower. Never. Okay, maybe once or twice.
- The Knights Who Say "Squee!": So very much.
- Legacy Character: He's the third Blue Beetle.
- Red Eyes, Take Warning: Inverted. As the Blue Beetle, Jaime's eyes are red with a yellow iris. It's when they stop being red that things go wrong.
- Took a Level in Badass: By the end of the second series Batman trusts him enough to send him out against Mantis in his place, and by "Shadow of the Bat" he's single-handedly slapping around not just Batman, but superpowered vampire Batman.
- The Unintelligible: In his first appearance, he couldn't understand his living costume's various beeps.
- Intelligible Unintelligible: Second appearance onwards.
Blue Beetle II (Ted Kord)
Before Jaime Reyes, Ted Kord was the second man who assumed the name of Blue Beetle becoming the major hero of Hub City. Unlike Jaime, Ted had no access to the power of the Blue Scarab, but in the other hand he could create useful gadgets based in the technology of the Scarab to combat crime. Considered by Batman and Booster Gold as their best friend, Kord perished in a mission which he prevented his megalomaniac uncle from dominating the world. Alongside Batman, Jaime considers Ted as a big influence to he become a superhero himself.
- Badass Normal: Since he couldn't activate the Scarab, he relies on gadgets and martial arts like Batman does.
- Brains and Brawn: Since he couldn't use the Blue Scarab, he created gadgets based in the device to assist him against crimefighting. He is also the one that elaborates the plan to stop the Madniks after they were turned into overpowered energy-consuming monsters.
- Evil Uncle: Jarvis.
- Expy: His heroic death has much more in common with that of Captain America's sidekick Bucky than his actual death in the comics.
- Heroic Sacrifice: To foil his Evil Uncle's plot, he takes a rocket off course and detonates it while still on it.Jamie: Ted didn't make it?
Batman: I wasn't sure you were ready to know about this. Our work is dangerous and not all hero stories have happy endings.
- Legacy Character: He's the second Blue Beetle.
- Posthumous Character: Despite his being killed off way before the beginning of the story, he has a good amount of flashbacks in "The Fall of Blue Beetle!", and in "Menace of the Madniks!" he practically guest stars the episode along with Booster.
- Red Oni, Blue Oni: He is literally the Blue Oni to Booster's Red Oni.
Booster Gold (Michael Carter)
A mere janitor in The Future, Booster Gold was clever enough to know that technology that was commonplace in his home era would be enough to make him superhuman in the bygone times of the 21st century. So he stole a strength-enhancing flight suit and a Robot Buddy named Skeets, and headed into the past with the express intention of making boatloads of money as a famous superhero. It hasn't quite worked out that way, as he doesn't seem to realize that you have to do actual heroing to become a famous superhero.
- Adaptation Personality Change: Much more genuinely selfish and lazy than his comic book counterpart, at least at first.
- Clothes Make the Superman: His powers come from his suit.
- Dumb Blonde: So of course he gets put up against The Riddler in the teaser for "A Bat Divided".
- Flashback Twist: As he describes his origins, it cuts back to what Booster was actually doing.
- Idiot Hero: The Riddler had fun exploiting Booster's apparent idiocy. Booster does know enough to not mess with the time stream — more or less.
- Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Despite his glory hounding and even trying to make out Batman as his sidekick, he is shown to be a devoted friend to Ted Kord.
- Manchild: Fights Blue Beetle for the bottom bunk, acts like a twelve-year-old around girls, and takes on a vampirised Batman with a super soaker.
- Robot Buddy: Skeets.
- Role Reprisal: Both he and Skeets (Billy West) use the same voice actors they had in the DCAU.
- Servile Snarker: Skeets is Booster's best friend and closest servant, but he's not afraid to deliver the sarcasm when Booster screws up.Skeets: (After Booster completely fails to get Kr'ull to monologue) Way to keep the bad guy talking, sir.
- Small Name, Big Ego: He's introduced trying to convince a toy company to merchandise his likeness when he has no heroics to his name.
- Took a Level in Badass: There is a noticeable difference in his competence and badassery between his debut episode "Menace of the Conqueror Cavemen!" (Where he pretty much sucked until Skeets got hurt) and a "The Siege of Starro Pt.1" (Where he kicked ass and was a competent leader when Batman wasn't available).
Booster: We both know I'm not much of a hero.
- Possibly foreshadowed in his debut episode:
Batman: Maybe you've just never had anything worth fighting for.
Bronze Tiger (Ben Turner)
Although he studied combat at the same remote Eastern temple as Batman, Bronze Tiger never finished his martial-arts training, walking out of the temple in frustration with their master. Nowadays he makes a living as a champion martial artist, with all the ego you'd expect from someone who hasn't lost a fight in years.
- Adaptation Origin Connection: "Return of the Fearsome Fangs!" has flashbacks that depict him training alongside Batman and the Terrible Trio prior to Bruce becoming Batman. While Ben Turner is himself a martial artist, there are no hints he ever trained with Bruce and the Terrible Trio aren't martial artists in the comics. Instead the comics version of Ben trained for years alongside Richard Dragon, with the two becoming as close as brothers.
- Animal Motifs: Tigers.
- Arrogant Kung-Fu Guy: Pretty egotistical towards his sensei and fellow students. Not that he doesn't have the feats to back it up.
- Color Character: Bronze Tiger.
- Gutteral Growler: He's got a very growly voice.
- Hair-Trigger Temper: Has one of these moments after he grows tired of his sensei being faster than him and leaves the Temple temporarily.
- Jerk with a Heart of Gold: He's pretty obnoxious and unwilling to help Batman, but he's devoted to protecting his people.
- The Rival: To Batman.
Masked wrestler who gained superpowers from exposure to toxic waste, he became an eccentric but self-doubting hero. His power to merge two animals into one being was strange even by the show's standards (and became a major plot point in the Starro story.) Had a romantic relationship with African superheroine Vixen. Sadly, he died saving the world.
- The Beastmaster
- Dude, Where's My Respect?: Acknowledges that a lot of people consider him a joke due to his powers. Batman and Vixen are among the few to think him a capable hero.
- Heroic Sacrifice: Strains himself to the point of dispersing so the Faceless Hunter's plot could be stopped.
- I Love Nuclear Power: his power source, unlike the comics where it was a magical mask that gave him his powers.
- Masked Luchador: He's only seen without his mask during a flashback showing his origin. The mask is basically a trophy for winning a match against a very strong gorilla.
- Mons: He merges ordinary animals together to make super-powered hybrids for combat or transport.
- Rated M for Manly: Possibly even more ripped than AQUAMAN! Never wears a shirt! His backstory has him wrestling a gorilla, in a scene reminiscent of Saxton Hale. Take your place in the halls of AsGARd, Bwana Beast.
- Two Beings, One Body: As a super power!
Ten year old Billy Batson was chosen by the wizard Shazam to wield his power to defend the world from evil. By speaking the wizard's name Billy is transformed by a bolt of magical lightning into the adult superhero Captain Marvel, the World's Mightiest Mortal. Batman, sympathetic to Billy due to their similar origins (both were orphaned at a young age), helped reunite Billy with his sister. Captain Marvel has also helped Batman out on several cases, most notably against Starro and the Faceless Hunter. Later joins Batman and Martian Manhunter's Justice League International.
- Antiquated Linguistics: Billy is prone to exclaiming things like "holey moley", which means the Big Red Cheese is as well.
- Arch-Enemy: Dr. Sivana and Black Adam
- Attack of the 50-Foot Whatever: Happens during the episode "The Malicious Mr. Mind!", after the title character gets some help from a growth ray.
- Badass Family: Billy's sister Mary and their friend Freddy Freeman are essentially this as the Marvel Family. Given they're a trio of Superman-class heroes, it isn't surprising.
- Black Bead Eyes: As befits his original character design, but very distinctly different from the other heroes.
- By the Power of Grayskull!: "SHAZAM!"
- The Cape: Oh so very much.
- Captain Superhero: What do you think?
- Dork Knight: He takes his job seriously, but he's pretty excitable about working with heroes like Batman and going on adventures.
- Embarrassing Nickname: Dr. Sivana keeps calling Cap "The Big Red Cheese".
- Evil Counterpart: Black Adam, who showcases just how powerful he is by casually defeating Batman.Billy: He was a champion like me.
Shazam: A champion, yes, but not like you, young Billy. Not like you at all.
- Finger Poke of Doom: Takes out Dr. Sivana using this.
- Flying Brick: The first one to appear in the show.
- Henshin Hero: Billy goes from a completely powerless ten year old to a Physical God with one magic word.
- Legion of Doom: The Monster Society of Evil team up to take on him and his family.
- Lightning Can Do Anything: Especially if it's magic. This includes taking down a cosmic species destroying star conqueror.
- Manchild: Literally true in Billy's case, as his mind is still in control of the Captain Marvel body when he transforms. This is never more evident than we we see the adult Cap overcome with childlike glee at the thought of seeing a triceratops exhibit, or B'wanna Beast using his powers to merge animals.
- Older Alter Ego: He's normally a young boy, but when he becomes Captain Marvel he turns into an adult.
- The Pollyanna: His parents are dead, he's bullied by the other orphans, and the lady in charge of his home constantly berates and insults him for nothing. And yet Billy's still pretty chipper about everything.
- Seven Deadly Sins: Toned down to the Seven Deadly Enemies of Man, replacing Lust with Injustice.
- Super Power Lottery: Considered so powerful that the only thing Sivana thought could defeat him was someone with the exact same powers.
Deadman / Boston Brand
Once a circus performer, Boston Brand was killed in the middle of an acrobatic act, and now spends his time floating around in the limbo after death.
- Catchphrase: "Are we gonna stand around and twiddle, or get down ta business?"
- Clingy Costume: His ghost is stuck wearing the outfit he was wearing when he died.
- Da Bronx: He's got the accent, mac.
- In the Hood: Introduced hanging around in a hooded robe, until he takes it off to reveal his performing outfit.
- Verbal Tic: Tends to call folks "mac", mac.
A chimp, with an expertise for detective work. Together, he and Batman solve crime.
- Chivalrous Pervert: He, a chimp, blatant hits on Vixen, a human, when they're locked up together.
- Everything's Better with Monkeys: He's a chimp. Being a detective.
- Good Cop/Bad Cop: With Batman, in his first appearance. And Batman is the good cop.
- Nice Hat: A deerstalker, because what Sherlock Holmes pastiche could be without one?
- Paper-Thin Disguise: He infiltrates GASP as... a waiter. Gorilla Grodd spots him instantly.
- Pintsized Powerhouse: A chimp Detective may be, but he's capable of brawling with gorillas.
Doctor Fate (Kent Nelson)
Magic-using hero, servant of the Lords of Order. His personal teacher was Lord Nabu. Lives in an invisible tower that can only be entered by magic. His symbol is the ankh, the Egyptian symbol of life. Batman taught him boxing.
- Age Lift: In the comics, Doctor Fate is a contemporary and founder of the Justice Society of America. Here, he's got a few decades rounded off, and doesn't seem to have any association with them.
- Combat Pragmatist: He may be a powerful sorcerer, but he learned to fight just in case.
- Cool Helmet: It's the source of his power.
- Elaborate Underground Base: Actually it's on ground level, but invisible. May also be bigger on the inside than outside.
- Order Versus Chaos: He works for the Lords of Order, opposed to the Lords of Chaos.
A group founded and led by the Chief (Dr. Niles Caudler), with their main members being Robotman (Cliff Steele), Negative Man (Larry Trainor), and Elasti-Girl (Rita Farr).
Nine years ago, the group disbanded after failing to rescue a woman from a hostage situation at the Tragedy of Paris. However, the return of General Zahl called them back to action. ...for the last time.
Beast Boy (Garfield Logan) and Mento (Steve Dayton) were formerly members of the Doom Patrol, though were only seen in the comics.
- All Your Powers Combined: The tie-in comics had Mad Mod steal the clothes of Negative Man and Elasti-Girl as well as the robotic body of Robotman to integrate them all into into "suits of doom" that use all their powers.
- The Cameo:
- Beast Boy is on one of the posters at Negative Man's circus.
- In the tie-in comics, Mento is seen to have been one of the superheroes that helped fight off the Void.
- Death In The Limelight: The only time they appear in the show is also the last.
- Knight in Sour Armor: A literal example in Robotman's case.
- Mythology Gag: Beast Boy (who only appears in the tie-in comics) is obviously based off of his iteration in the Teen Titans cartoon.
Elongated Man (Randolph Dibny)
One of the two stretchiest superheroes, Elongated Man puts his powers to use as a private detective. He's developed a rivalry with Plastic Man, whom he views as an uncultured brute.
- Adaptational Badass: For the most part, Elongated Man in the comics is well behind Plastic Man in terms of powers, and mostly limited to regular stretching, with him getting by mostly on skill and intellect. Here, he appears to be equal to (if not better than) Plastic Man, to the point of being a shapeshifter like him.
- Always Someone Better: While it's not touched upon by the characters, he is shown to have a definite advantage over Plastic Man in one area: He can change colour when he shapeshifts, which Plastic Man can't do.
- Hero with an F in Good: He's working on it.
- The Red Baron: "The Ductile Detective".
- The Rival: To Plastic Man.
- Superhero Speciation: Elongated Man and Plastic Man begin an episode bickering over this very subject.
Etrigan (Jason Blood)]]
Jason Blood is a dabbler in the arcane arts and occasional occult consultant for Batman. He's also an immortal from Camelot with the soul of the demon Etrigan inside him, which he can bring out with a rhyme.
- Bowdlerization: The incantation to change Jason to Etrigan leaves out the second line ("free the prince forever damned.") Because this is a kid's show, after all.
- Breath Weapon: He can breathe fire,.
- Brainwashed and Crazy: In his first appearance
- By the Power of Grayskull! "Gone, gone the form of man..."
- Half-Human Hybrid: Etrigan is part-human.
- King Arthur: Jason Blood was a nobleman in King Arthur's court.
- Kryptonite Factor: Like all demons, Etrigan can be pained by iron.
- Magic Knight: Literally. In his human form, Etrigan is both a skilled swordsman and a sorcerer.
- Painful Transformation: The switch between Jason and Etrigan clearly has Jason in pain.
- Rhymes on a Dime: He's the first animated incarnation of the character to do so.
- The Slow Path: Batman first encounters him in medieval times. The next was in Victorian England. His last major appearance finally saw him in the present. At no point has Jason Blood aged at all.
- Skunk Stripe: Jason Blood has a grey streak through his red hair.
Fire (Beatriz Bonilla da Costa)]]
Fire is a Brazilian superheroine with the ability to shoot fire, and ally to Batman. Fire helps Batman and Plastic Man when Gentleman Ghost robs a bank in Mexico City during the Day of the Dead celebration. She is later invited by Batman to join his new League.
- The Cameo: She appears in the very beginning of "Sidekicks Assemble", as part of the early Justice League.
- Girliness Upgrade / Fanservice Pack: Her cameo appearance has her looking very tomboyish, but by the time of "Darkseid Descending" she's changed to her more alluring comic-book incarnation.
- Lovely Angels: With her friend Ice.
- Playing with Fire: Her superpower is (green) pyrokinesis.
On a field trip to a nuclear laboratory, science student Jason Rusch and the trip's chaperone, none-too-bright football coach Ronnie Raymond, are caught in an accident engineered by Dr. Double X to increase his power, fusing them into the hero Firestorm.
- Age Lift: In the comics, Ronnie was only a teenager when the nuclear accident that transformed him into Firestorm occurred. Here, he was a grown adult working as a teacher at Jason's school when the accident happened.
- Black and Nerdy: Jason Rusch.
- Cassandra Truth: Jason's initial attempts to explain that Ronnie's in his head with him don't go very well, to the extent "Slacker" Batman thinks he's outright schizophrenic.
- Callingthe Old Man Out: When Killer Frost tells how bad a boyfriend Ronnie Raymond was, Jason calls him on it.
- Composite Character: In the comics, Ronnie Raymond was the dominant half and a high school student, fused with his teacher Martin Stein, who acted as a voice of reason while the two were fused as Firestorm. Here, Ronnie is half of the partnership, but he's the teacher and Jason is the voice of reason.
- Jerk Jock/Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Ronnie Raymond, a grown-up version of the original comic book character. Not necessarily the nicest guy you'll ever meet, but he still tells Jason to leave him behind when he realizes his injury means he can't escape an impending meltdown in time. Fortunately, despite Jason ignoring him, all it does is fuse the two of them together.
- Sharing a Body: And not very well, at first.
The resident hero of Central City, also known as the Scarlet Speedster, Barry Allen gained his ability to run at incredible super-speed after a lightning bolt struck a shelf of chemicals in his laboratory at the local police department late one night. Now the Fastest man Alive, he donned his famous scarlet costume to combat crime.
- Mentor: He was one to Batman and several other younger heroes.
- Retired Badass: He's an old man but still willing to fight crime when duty calls.
- Skunk Stripe: His hair is greying at the temples. Which, given the advanced age of the other JSA members, raises a few questions.
- Super Speed: He can move at superhuman speeds.
The expert marksman is as dedicated to competition as Batman is to the preservation of justice. Green Arrow never misses a chance to one-up his DC Super Hero compatriots (though never at the expense of the mission) and gets great pleasure out of stoking the fires of his perpetual rivalry with Batman. After all, it just makes them better heroes, right?
- Arbitrary Skepticism: What? Batman's soul is out of its body and has possessed my sidekick? Oh, that's crazy. Subverted, however, in that Green Arrow quickly believes Batman's story.
- Badass in Distress: As Batman points out, in the first line of the first episode, every time they team up, the two of them get captured by the villains.
- Bad Boss: He treats Speedy pretty shabbily (one flashback shows him ordering a pre-teen Roy to retrieve his bow from a crocodile pit).
- Blatant Lies: "I've always treated Speedy pretty well." Absolutely no-one believes him.
- Color Character: Green Arrow.
- Cool Car: The Arrowcar, which as always is Green Arrow's mimic of the Batmobile
- Depower: Within a minute of arriving on Zur-En-Arrh, Batman sprays him with rodon, to prevent a repeat of what Batman had just gone through.
- Jerkass: He's incredibly nasty toward Plastic Man, telling him not to bother helping trying to catch Batman.
- The Lancer: Often time plays this role to Batman.
- The Rival: And he loves it. Batman does too, but he pretends not to.Batman: This is never going to end, is it?
Green Arrow: I certainly hope not!
- Sidekick: Speedy.
- Tenor Boy: In "Mayhem of the Music Meister!"
- Vitriolic Best Buds: Part of his rivalry with Batman. He's pretty much the only guy who can get Batman's goat.
Green Lantern (G'Nort)
A bungling Green Lantern who somehow managed to get in to the Corps despite not even knowing the words to the oath. Assists Batman, Guy Gardner and Sinestro against Despero (well, "assists").
- All Up to You: He is tasked with freeing Mogo from Despero's control before they reach Earth.
- Hero with an F in Good: He is a Green Lantern... barely. He's pretty aware that he's not really good at the whole heroing thing.
- Mondegreen: In-universe, he repeatedly flubs up the Green Lantern oath. Even with his "cheat sheet".
- Nepotism: How he managed to get into the Corps in the first place. Normally, the rings chose people because of their willpower. G'Nort just got in because his uncle pulled some strings.
- Too Dumb to Live: Besides his cheat sheet, there's the reason why he was in a cell with Guy and Sinestro. He locked himself in while bringing them their meals.
- You Are Better Than You Think You Are: Batman tells G'Nort he can be a hero, G'Nort later proves Batman's faith in him wasn't unfounded."It's the ring, not the man."
Guy Gardner is the hot-headed member of the Green Lantern Corps. His antics caused a K'Vellian prisoner to go on a path of destructive rage, but thanks to Batman, the prisoner was stopped and he has Guy clean up the mess it made.
- Berserk Button: It's not hard to irritate him, but being unfavorably compared to Hal really ticks him off.
- Fiery Redhead: He's got a bit of a temper along with his Jerkass attitude.
- Hair-Trigger Temper: Guy wound up thrown in the sciencells for flipping his lid over getting the wrong sort of eggs with his meal.
- Imagine Spot: Bored, Guy imagines himself and Ice posed amorously on the cover of her romance novel.
- Jerk with a Heart of Gold: He's a jerk but he's a dedicated hero.
- Legacy Character: Unique so far in this series that Hal Jordan, Earth's original Green Lantern, has a cameo in The Eyes Of Despero!
- Mythology Gag: "One punch!" He also laughs at Mongul for having the exact same thing happen to him.
- Ship Tease: With Ice.
The Huntress is a masked vigilante, and ally of Batman. She first appears in "Night of the Huntress!", where she helps Batman and Blue Beetle III battle Baby Face. Her civilian identity is Prof. Helena Bertinelli, a teacher at Gotham City University.
- Action Heroine: She fights crime using martial arts and a crossbow.
- Anti-Hero: Helena has no problem beating up the Calculator to acquire information (offscreen, of course. This is a kid's show).
- The Artifact: Due to her using the Silver Age Huntress's design, her belt buckle still has a bat, despite her not being related to Batman.
- Biker Babe: She uses a bike to get around town.
- Composite Character: Of herself. While this version is based on the Helena Bertinelli of the comics, the costume that she wears strongly resembles that of the Silver Age Huntress (Helena Wayne).
- Covert Pervert: Takes advantage of being tied up to cop a feel on Bats.
Ice (Tora Olafsdotter)
Ice is Fire's airheaded, naive best friend that joins the new Justice League International along with Fire. Like her name already says, she has the power to create and control ice.
- An Ice Person
- The Cutie
- The Ditz: Among other things, she thinks the New Gods of Apokolips are the Greeks, whom she hates for some reason, and in "Shadow of the Bat" she figures the League is having a sleepover party while in reality the vampire Batman just wants them all together so he can get them at once.
- Hopeless Suitor: She has a crush on Aquaman, unable to recognize he's married.
- Innocent Blue Eyes
- Lovely Angels: With Fire.
- Mystical White Hair
- Sexy Scandinavian: She's The Cutie of the group, very pretty in a revealing outfit, and she's of Scandinavian descent.
- Ship Tease: With Guy Gardner.
- Tomboy and Girly Girl: Girly Girl to Fire's Tomboy.
- Winter Royal Lady: She's a princess, who's father is king of the ice people.
- Badass in Distress: One episode begins with him about to be executed by a Wild West incarnation of the Royal Flush Gang. Batman saves him.
- Fish out of Temporal Water: He gets taken to the 21st century by Mongul. Averted though, in that he doesn't really have any problem with it.
- Foe Romance Subtext: With Lashina. After taking care of Mongul and Mongal, they ride off into the sunset together.
- Nice Hat
- Off-Model: Jonah's perpetually animated with the good side of his mouth never actually moving when he talks.
- Perpetual Frowner: Jonah almost never smiles. Though he does smile around Lashina...
The Justice Society of America
The heroes of yesterday, still around and kicking despite their increasingly advanced age, along with occasionally teaching the younger generation how to do things. Includes Flash I, Hawkman, Doctor Midnight, Hourman, Wildcat and the first Black Canary.
For the entries on Flash I and Wildcat, see their respective sheets.
- Fountain of Youth: Thanks to Degaton's staff, they all briefly get de-aged back to their physical prime.
- In the Hood: Hourman's costume includes a hood.
- The Mentor: They were Batman and Black Canary's mentors.
- Not That Kind of Doctor: Averted with Doctor Midnight, who really is that kind of doctor.
- Old Superhero: All of them were heroes long before Batman was ever born.
- Posthumous Character: The first Black Canary died several years before the series started. The remaining members are over-protective of her daughter for that exact reason.
- The Smurfette Principle: Black Canary was the team's only female member.
- Vague Age: Assuming the show is set relative to the time it was released (the mid-00s), they should all be pushing upward of seventy. The only ones who really look the part are Hourman and Wildcat.
The last human left in a future where mankind has met with an unspecified apocalypse known only as The Great Disaster, which has left humanoid animals in charge. Kamandi tries to keep a peace between the varying animal kingdoms as they war.
- Fantastic Racism: Living inbetween the war of animals has left him with a dim view of both tigers and monkeys, and if he weren't dedicated to helping humans, he'd just let them wipe each other out (though this doesn't apply to Tuftan, his tiger friend).
- Last of His Kind: He's one of the last humans left in his time, and the only one shown with any intelligence.
- Walking Shirtless Scene: Evidently the event that destroyed all human society took any and all shirts with it.
The Metal Men
A group of highly advanced robots, created by renowned scientist Moulton Magnus. Their numbers include Gold, Platinum, Copper, Iron, Lead and Tin.
- Covert Pervert: Platinum turns into a chair so Batman can sit on her. Then she comments "best seat in the house".
- Dumb Muscle: Lead is the strongest member of the team, but also has to be reminded what his own name is.
- Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Copper is rude and standoff-ish, but still as heroic as the others.
- The Load: Tin's opinion of himself.
- Rubber Man: Each of them is capable of altering their shape into pretty much anything.
- The Smurfette Principle: Platinum is the only female member of the team.
O.M.A.C. (Buddy Blank)
A janitor in a future-time, Buddy Blank was altered by the Global Peacekeeping Agency into OMAC, the One-Man Army Corps, a living weapon. Assisted by the Brother Eye satellite, OMAC acts on the GPA's behest. Neither Buddy or OMAC have any knowledge of the other.
- Adaptational Jerkass: The original OMAC from the comics was frequently a bit stiff, but he spent a lot of time ruminating on the consequences of his actions and was incredibly caring towards humanity. This version is more callous and brutal, and isn't particularly careful about breaking things in the name of peace - though he does mellow out towards the end. It's worth noting that the comics OMAC remembered that he was once Buddy Blank, which might be the reason for their differences.
- Did You Just Punch Out Cthulhu?: Buddy, an unpowered human, manages to successfully tackle Equinox, the agent of the lords of order and chaos.
- Good Is Not Soft: OMAC subdues General Kafka, then tries to blow the man's head of.
- Henshin Hero: Buddy is transformed by energy beamed down from Brother Eye.
- Hot Blooded Sideburns: OMAC, who is pretty hot-tempered (at least at first).
- The Klutz: Buddy. When called in to clean up a spillage, he accidentally causes a new one.
- Nice Guy: Buddy's a very good-natured person.
- Nice Job Breaking It, Hero!: OMAC's fight with Shrapnel manages to badly damage a nearby nuclear power plant, requiring Batman to nearly sacrifice himself to fix it.
- No Kill Like Overkill: OMAC's M.O. is to go in swinging and do as much damage as possible, at least at first.
- One-Man Army: As the name suggests. OMAC manages to plough through the forces outside Kafka's base, including several soldiers and tanks.
- Primary-Color Champion: OMAC's outfit is largely blue, with some gold and red mixed in.
Plastic Man (Patrick "Eel" O'Brian)
Reformed petty thief Eel O'Brian got a second lease on life as a flexible former felon working at Batman's side. The rubbery shape-shifter is part one-man comedy show, part malleable merchant of justice, doling out wisecracks and hard knocks with haphazard glee. And while the call of cash still rings in his ears, the little Batman on his shoulder yells much louder.
- All of the Other Reindeer: In "Cry Freedom Fighters!", he jumps at the chance to join the patriotic super-team, even though he himself is not very patriotic.Plas: C'mon, Bats, no one's ever wanted me to be a part of their team. Even the League threw me out.
- Anti-Hero: Believes strongly in morality and justice, but is still sometimes distracted by his craving for money.
- Big Eater: Has one of these moments in the episode Terror on Dinosaur Island when he manages to effortlessly swallow tons of gold bars and coins and use said gold bars and coins to then fire them at Grodd's goons.
- Butt-Monkey: He spends the entirety of the Owlman episode being humiliated, either by Batman or circumstances.
- Chivalrous Pervert: He has a wife and a child, but that doesn't stop him from regularly hitting on the superheroines he meets. The chivalry shows when Catwoman expresses her interest in him, to which he replies "Tempting. But I'm really more of a dog person".
- Crouching Moron, Hidden Badass: Though it's not portrayed in a badass way, he actually comes the closest to catching the real Batman in "Game Over for Owlman!" out of everyone.
- Does Not Like Shoes: Constantly goes barefoot, though as his clothes are implied to be part of his body this is just a cosmetic choice on his part.
- The Fool: Who is most likely Obfuscating Stupidity.
- Fun Personified: Is much more light-hearted than the other heroes and has a jokester personality.
- Greed: His main sin.
- HeelFace Turn: After Batman saved him from his life of crime, he tries to go cold turkey and struggles with it.
- Henpecked Husband: Seen in "Long Arm of the Law!". Apparently, his wife doesn't take his crime fighting very seriously and can rule him out of it, for example in favour of taking their baby to a museum, though her attitude is somewhat justified by how ineffectual and irresponsible Plas can be.
- Hero with an F in Good: Due to his criminal background, it takes some time for Batman to trust him. He also makes a lot of mistakes and his flaws mean that not many heroes actually like him. However, he's working on it.
- Kleptomaniac Hero: His attention is often dragged away from the original purpose and shifted to riches when there are some involved.
- Loved I Not Honor More: The episode "Long Arm of the Law!" incorporates nearly all of the tropes associated with this, including the Heroic Sacrifice. Different in that in this case Plas is sympathized with rather than the woman in such a situation and Ramona all but supports Plas in his actions.
- Mr. Vice Guy: Often swayed by temptations, most prominently the desire for wealth, but he has also been shown to react appropriately and flirt with attractive superheroines, despite being married with a child.
- No Sense of Personal Space: Has a tendency to touch and grab other people a little too much.
- Personality Powers: As non-serious and wacky as Plas himself is.
- Role Reprisal: It may have been an unaired pilot, but Tom Kenny's been Plastic Man before.
- Sad Clown: Some of this is visible in most of his episodes, "Cry Freedom Fighters!" especially, but it's not excessively elaborated on.
- Sidekick: Woozy Winks
- Wingding Eyes: His eyes turn into dollar signs when he sees opportunities to get rich.
A prototype robot designed by Batman, but found him too big to be practical. Confined to the Batcave until he proved useful in stopping Black Mask's attempt to destroy Gotham City. Currently stationed on the moon, warding off potential alien invaders.
The Question (Vic Sage)
An endless conundrum of a person, the Question hides his identity from the world but never his inquiries. He's quick to find the conspiracy in even the most minute of things.
- Badass in Distress: He's first introduced having been captured by Equinox, who plans to kill him to offset the simultaneous death of Gorilla Grodd. Batman frees him in time.
- Big Damn Heroes: In Darkseid Descending! he operates the Boom-Tube which sends all the invaders back whence they came.
Red Hood (Unknown)
On an alternate Earth, one man tried fighting against the Injustice Syndicate, led by the brutal Owlman. For his troubles, this man was tossed into a vat of chemicals at the ACE Chemicals plant, which turned his skin white and his hair green (... hold on a second, that sounds familiar...)
However, rather than go insane from the trauma, the Red Hood rallied, and continued to fight the Injustice Syndicate in any way he could, his desperation eventually motivating him to seek out allies from another universe.
- Cool Helmet
- Gadgeteer Genius: He managed to build the Phase Oscillator, a device that allowed interdimensional travel.
- Good Counterpart: For the Joker. The chemical bath that drove his counterpart insane didn't work on the Red Hood.
- Sharp-Dressed Man: He goes into battle in a tuxedo.
- The Un-Reveal: His face is never fully shown, but there are a few glimpses that show he is still a dead ringer for the Joker.
Red Tornado (John Ulthoon)
John Ulthoon lives in a suburban neighborhood, wears his slippers and robe when picking up the morning paper, and has a respectable job as the Professor of Archaeology at the local community college. He's also a robot. His suburban veneer, of course, is a cover for his hero alter ego as Red Tornado. In Batman, he sees not only a partner, but also someone who can teach him more about humanity, of which he strives to both understand and be a part.
- Adventurer Archaeologist
- Incorporates Hypocritical Humor, as he tells a student that archaeology is nothing like in the movies, with no adventure.
- Blow You Away
- Color Character: Red Tornado.
- Creepy Monotone: Though it's more deadpan than creepy.
- Good Thing You Can Be Rebuilt: Due to being a robot, he can get blown to pieces without any lasting harm, such as when the Faceless Hunter blows him to pieces.
- Hollywood Tone-Deaf: As seen when he sings part of "Jingle Bells" in his monotone voice.
- Latex Perfection: Not quite (his eyes are far too vivid to be human), but none of his students have noticed Professor Ulthoon is actually a robot wearing a mask.
- Robot Buddy
- The Spock
- Taught by Television: Tells Batman his attempted mentoring of Tornado Champion was just derived from movies and books.
- Tin Man
Boy Wonder no more, Robin has struck out on his own as defender of the city of Blüdhaven. Although he's become a successful crime-fighter in his own right, Dick Grayson still chafes at the memory of taking orders from Batman, and will take any opportunity to prove himself an equal to his old mentor.
- Bat Signal
- Composite Character: This Robin is a composite of the modern and old Earth-Two Robins (See Mythology Gag below). In terms of attitude, he also takes on some of Jason Todd's more hot-blooded traits, rather than Dick's genial personality.
- Dating Catwoman: Averted. While he has a crush on Talia al Ghul, she doesn't reciprocate at all.
- Headbutting Heroes: With Batman. And Aqualad. And Speedy.
- Heävy Mëtal Ümlaut: The city of Blüdhaven.
- The Leader: When he teams up with the various other Robins, he immediately falls into this role, being the oldest and most experienced.
- Legacy Character: Takes on the mantle of Batman after Bruce retires following the apparent death of the Joker and his marriage to Selina Kyle in the what-if story "The Knights of Tomorrow!"
- Mythology Gag: While his personality and the setting of his episode (in Blüdhaven) are based on Dick Grayson as Nightwing in the main DCU continuity, his costume and unchanged superhero identity are references to the Golden Age Earth-Two version of the character, who never outgrew his role as Robin...at least until he does take up the Nightwing identity (and original high-collared costume!) at the end of "Sidekicks Assemble!".
- Opinion Flip Flop: He initially snubbed the idea of all the sidekicks teaming up. Then he got a taste of leadership and decided it was a great idea.
- The Resenter: Robin isn't too happy with his mentor treating him like he's still the Boy Wonder, even when he's an adult and protecting Bludhaven. Thankfully, this lets up when he becomes Nightwing
- Sidekick Graduations Stick: When he becomes Nightwing in "Sidekicks Assemble!" and Batman in "The Knights of Tomorrow!".
- Why Did It Have to Be Snakes?: Deathly afraid of monkeys, apparently.
- You Fight Like a Cow
Robin II, III, IV, V and ???
A collection of Robins from Batman's future, gathered by the Phantom Stranger to assist when the World's Greatest Detective is fatally injured. Includes Jason Todd, Carrie Kelley, Tim Drake, Stephanie Brown and Damian Wayne.
Only appeared in the comics.
- Decomposite Character:
- As mentioned in his own sheet, Dick Grayson in the show takes on some of Jason Todd's traits. In "Batman Dies At Dawn!", Dick acts more like his comic counterpart, while Jason is the hot-blooded one.
- Meanwhile, Damian has a version of himself appear in the show, who's a mix of several different Bat-Kids. Here, he's straight-up comic Damien.
- The Glomp: Stephanie, to Batman, who's utterly perplexed since he hasn't met her yet.
- Jerkass: Damian. Especially towards Jason Todd, but also to everyone.
- Never Say "Die": Damian tells Jason that he knows what happens to the guy in his future, and if Jason doesn't do as he says, he'll make it come a lot sooner, without spelling out what that is.
- Tell Me How You Fight: When Jason, Carrie and Damian fight the League of Shadows, Dick's narration focuses on each of their fighting styles.
- Two Girls to a Team: Stephanie and Carrie are the only girls on the team.
The greatest detective of all time, together with his partner Dr. John Watson, they solve cases—one example being a supernatural one caused by Gentleman Jim Craddock (who becomes Gentleman Ghost later).
- Badass Longcoat: OK, so it's technically an Inverness coat.
- Cane Sword: He keeps a cane that carries a sword in it.
- Nice Hat: The signature deerstalker cap. Inappropriate as city wear for any respectable gentleman, but it's impossible to think of the character without it.
- Public Domain Character
- Sherlock Scan: Although you have to wonder how much sense "strong jaw means doctor's son" makes.
Space Ghost (Thaddeus Bach)]]
A superhero who operates in space and has his own collection of gadgets. Unlike all the other heroes, Space Ghost's appearance is an Intercontinuity Crossover.
- Role Reprisal: Voiced by the original actor.
Speedy is Green Arrow's archer sidekick — his long-suffering sidekick, even, as we see in a Flashback Green Arrow has no compunction against sending Speedy into a swamp full of gators to retrieve the former's bow. Speedy is also friends with Aqualad and Robin, and the three bond over chafing that their mentors still insist on treating them as kid sidekicks rather than partners.
- Adorkable: His out-dated slang and youthful voice, mixed with his cheerful nature make him endearing.
- Badass Adorable: In flashbacks to his younger days.
- Calling the Old Man Out: When Green Arrow apologizes for being "a little harsh", Speedy corrects him by saying he's been a jerk. This surprises his mentor a lot, given the harsher, more confident tone the usually chipper sidekick has.
- Expy: Of the Adam West era Robin.
- Gosh Dang It to Heck!: Speedy still uses interjections like "Jeepers!"
- Only Sane Man: Of the proto-Teen Titans trio, he's the only one not picking a fight with everyone else.
- Palette Swap: You could practically call him Red Arrow.
- Taught by Television: He's able to figure out one of Ra's Al Ghul's weapons thanks to all the video games he plays.
Adam Strange is a human space adventurer who defends the planet Rann. He is married to Alanna, a native of the planet. He asks Batman and AQUAMAN for help in "Mystery In Space!" when the Gordanians attack Rann. The Gordanians capture his wife Alanna when the effects of the Zeta Ray wear off on him (which teleports him back to Earth). He goes in to rescue her after his confidence is rekindled by AQUAMAN.
- Bare Your Midriff
- Clothes Make the Superman: Or in this case her staff, which is the source of her powers.
- Deadpan Snarker: Shows shades of this during her first meeting with Blue Beetle in Cry Freedom Fighters.
- Did I Just Say That Out Loud?: After she insults Mantis and lets her confidence to defeat him by herself get the better of her.
- Everyone Loves Blondes
- I Shall Taunt You: Does this to Mantis before quickly realizing her mistake when she sees him run through a fence towards her.
- Inconvenient Summons: Has this moment when Blue Beetle arrives to assist her.
- Meaningful Name: They don't call her Stargirl for nothing after all.
- Not Like Other Girls: Her personality here is significantly different than her DCAU incarnation's personality
- Only a Flesh Wound: Before Blue Beetle arrived, Stargirl was on her own fighting Mantis and at one point Mantis is heard cracking some bones in her body.
- Put on a Bus: Cry Freedom Fighters is her only episode appearance and she is no where to be seen in the season 3 finale episode Mitefall!
- Sarcasm Mode: Even in combat.
Superman (Clark Kent)
Clark Kent: mild-mannered reporter, alien crimefighter, and one of Batman's best friends. Due to some red tape, the series' creators were unable to get the rights to the Superman franchise, leading to a bunch of Lawyer-Friendly Cameo appearances throughout season 2 instead. By season 3, Superman could be included, and he duly gets A Day in the Limelight in the season's very first episode. When exposed to red Kryptonite, he turns into a real di... ferrent person.
- Ascended Meme: His entire episode is devoted to memetic images from Superdickery.
- Badass Boast: See Lightning Bruiser and Kneel Before Zod.
- The Cape
- Flying Brick
- He Who Must Not Be Seen: He appears at the beginning of "Sidekicks, Assemble!", but only from behind.
- Kneel Before Zod: Ironic, huh?"Kneel before KING SUPERMAN!"
- Lightning Bruiser
- Took a Level in Jerkass: The plot of his episode. He gets better.
A patriotic superhero who derived his powers from the patriotic feelings of the American people. Leads a group of similar flag-wavers called the Freedom Fighters.
Watson is Holmes' partner in detective work. He aids Sherlock in his cases, though Holmes does playfully mock him by telling him not to be an idiot when he guesses wrong many times. An example of one being a supernatural case when Gentleman Jim Craddock (prior to becoming Gentleman Ghost) was stealing souls in exchange for immortality.
A "what-if" character in this series, Damian would be the son of Bruce Wayne and Selina Kyle (instead of Talia al Ghul like in the comics). After his parents are murdered, he first takes up the Robin identity to assist Dick Grayson (the new Batman). He eventually becomes Batman himself once the timeline reaches the approximate era of Batman: The Dark Knight Returns, fighting Frank Miller's mutant gang. Has a son of his own, who looks a whole lot like Carrie Kelley and becomes Robin as well.
- Adaptational Heroism: Most, meaning all but this incarnation, depictions of Damian is a moody, violent child raised by the League of Assassins, as his mother was Talia al Ghul. Here, Damian is not only the child of a married Batman and Catwoman, he's reluctant to follow his father's footsteps but otherwise shares his desire to help others.
- Alternate Universe: He lives in one.
- Composite Character: Of just about every known or potential offspring of Bruce Wayne:
- Has the name and general appearance of Damian Wayne, the most recent Robin, Batman's Modern Age son with Talia al Ghul.
- Has the parentage and motivation of Helena Wayne, the Huntress, Earth-2's Batman's Bronze Age daughter with Catwoman.
- Has the basic conceit of Bruce Wayne, Jr., "Robin II," the Silver Age imaginary son of Batman and Batwoman Kathy Kane that Alfred wrote stories about.
- Has (briefly) the snappy Seventies wardrobe of Batman, Jr.
- Earn Your Happy Ending
- Legacy Character: Becomes Robin and Batman.
- Related in the Adaptation: Instead of the illegitimate son of Batman through Talia al Ghul, he's the legitimate son of Batman through Catwoman.
Wildcat (Ted Grant)
A crime fighter from a bygone era who originally taught Batman how to box, Wildcat is a gruff and feisty crime fighter who is slightly depressed that no one wants to come and learn boxing from him nowadays. He helps Batman in his fight against the Outsiders when they attack a shopping mall.
- Animal Motifs: Cats, natch. He even mentions he has nine lives.
- Badass Normal: All he's got are his fists and that's the way he likes it.
- Batman Gambit: Goads Slug into releasing him from a trap by ridiculing his looks."Tell me, how do you stand to look at yourself in the mirror? If I saw that face starin' back at me, I'd have nightmares!"
- Cool Old Guy: He's generally able to fight as well as Batman despite his old age and not carrying any weapons.
- Good Old Fisticuffs: Wildcat's signature style
- Grumpy Old Man:
- Made of Iron: Justified, since he's a former boxing champion. Ted Grant knows how to take a punch, or several. Part of his plan to defeat Slug involves provoking the guy into beating the crap out of him.
- Mentor: He's established in his first appearance as the guy who taught Batman to box. "The Golden Age of Justice!" shows that he and the other Justice Society members actively trained Batman in other ways, as well as Black Canary.
- Not So Different: Tells the Outsiders as much, he used to be an outcast like them.
- Old Superhero: Deconstructed in his first appearance, where Batman worries about his health.
- Parental Substitute: Batman refers to him as one.
- Tempting Fate: He keeps making fun of Batman for asking him for help with Bane. Then Bane does his thing...
Wonder Woman (Diana Prince)
The princess of Themyscira, leaving her female-only home to help protect the world.
- All-Loving Hero: Her love of life and humankind is why she left the paradise of her home to protect it.
Ambush Bug (Irwin Schwab)
- Combat Pragmatist: He doesn't let his lack of offensive powers stop him from beating Gorilla Grodd with a dropbox.
- Heroic Build: Defied. His limbs are like knotted string but he also has a noticeable paunch.
- Hit Me, Dammit!: So that the viewers will stick around to watch Batman beat him up.
- The Knights Who Say "Squee!"
- Last Episode, New Character: He tries to make sure the series at least ends with some dignity if he can't save the show for another season.
- Meta Guy
- Psychopomp: Pretty much, as it turns out. Sorry, Batman.
- Rage Against the Author
- Unexpected Character: As addressed in universe.Bat-Mite: Ambush Bug? You're an obscure character even for this show.
The OutsidersA group of teenage superheroes (loosely based on a DC Comics superhero team) consisting of leader Black Lightning, swordswoman Katana, and goofball Shapeshifter Metamorpho. They started out as a gang of teenage criminals being manipulated by the villainous Slug. After Wildcat took down Slug in a boxing match, he and Batman convince them to battle Slug and use their powers for good. They then became heroes, with Wildcat as their mentor. By the Batman Cold Open for "Requiem For A Scarlet Speedster!" they show up as young adults with two new members on their team (Geo-Force and Halo).
Black Lightning (Jefferson Pierce)
He is the apparent leader of the trio, leading them on an attack of a shopping center. He has the power to manipulate electricity. His outfit is a blue hoodie with yellow lighting bolts on it, and black cargo pants. Though somewhat confused and angry at the world, Black Lightning isn't evil, just really cranky.
- Adaptation Personality Change: He's... a little bit more temperamental than his comic book incarnations.
- Angry Black Man: Well, Ticked-Off Black Teen anyway.
- Anything but That!: "Not Uri the Unicorn!"
- Berserk Button: Lots of 'em.
- Color Character: What do you mean 'color' character, fool?
- Compressed Hair: In the teaser for "Duel of the Double Crossers!", he reveals that he has an afro-style haircut underneath his hood.
- Disproportionate Retribution: Black Lightning's dream sequence in "Inside the Outsiders!" has him zapping civilians for such minor infractions as driving a Hummer to pick up groceries, wearing white after Labor Day, and not picking up after their dogs.
- Hair-Trigger Temper: Every little thing fills him with ridiculous levels of anger.
- Knight In Sour Armor: The thing that sets his off worst? A cutesy kids TV show. ("Hugs do not solve everybody's problems!")
- Magical Defibrillator: In "Enter the Outsiders!"
- Shock and Awe
Katana (Tatsu Yamashiro)
The lone female in the Outsider's trio, she has no super powers, but is a highly skilled martial artist and swordswoman. Katana is generally silent (stating to her friends that "you know how I hate to repeat myself"), typically letting her actions speak for her.
- Absurdly Sharp Blade: Her sword slices through metal and concrete. Justified, as it's powered by magic.
- Action Heroine
- Age Lift: Down to the age of a teenager, when every other version of her is a young adult or older.
- Badass Normal
- Expy/Shout-Out: At least visually, the show's version of Katana was influenced by Gogo Yubari from Kill Bill.
- Hime Cut: She has the hair style typically associated with Heian era Japanese noblewoman but here it's basically a Culture Equals Costume thing marking as a Japanese girl.
- Magic Skirt
- The Quiet One: "Inside the Outsiders!" shows her backstory, which explains her reasons for this: she let slip the location of the magical sword that eventually became hers, resulting in her master being murdered.
- Throwing Your Sword Always Works: Vs. Despero in "Duel of the Double Crossers!"
Metamorpho (Rex Mason)
Metamorpho has the ability to change his body into any shape, as well as transforming into any member of the periodic table of elements.
- Adaptation Personality Change: He is much younger, goofier and more naïve than his comic counterpart.
- Beware the Nice Ones: In "Inside the Outsiders!", we find out he has a lot of bottled-up anger.
- Big Eater: His unique abilities apparently require lots of energy, as he is seen almost constantly eating during the show.
- Extreme Omnivore: He gleefully drinks Wildcat's "Tiger Tonic" and calls it "the best milkshake ever!".
- Shapeshifting Squick: Since he can turn into gases and liquids, he could force himself into people.Wildcat: He got in my mouth!
- Stepford Smiler: He's generally an upbeat guy, but "Inside the Outsiders!" reveals he's been holding back considerable anger about being perceived as a freak.
- Voluntary Shapeshifter
Arthur Curry Junior
AQUAMAN's youthful and grouchy son, who lacks his father's jubilant nature
- Giver of Lame Names: The apple doesn't fall too far from the tree, as it turns out.
- Peeka Bangs: His coif covers up one of his eyes.
- Pintsized Powerhouse: A preteen he may be, but he's as capable of throwing around the Penguin's goons as his dad.
- Spared by the Adaptation: His comic counterpart died as a baby thanks to Black Manta.
Guardians of the Universe
The founders and leaders of the Green Lantern Corps.
For more information on them, see here.
- Role Reprisal: The gang retains their usual voice actors from the modern Scooby Doo shows and movies.
- Took a Level in Badass: Thanks to Bat-Mite, Scooby and Shaggy start beating up Joker and the Penguin with Batman and Robin.
- Trademark Favorite Food: The Scooby Snax as usual, which was used by the Joker against them.
One of two special guest stars in The Brave and the Bold. He made an appearance in the teaser part of "Crisis 22,300 Miles Above Earth!" helping rescue Batman from his local rogue list of villains.
- As Himself: Jeff "The Roastmaster" Ross as himself.
- "The Reason You Suck" Speech: Jeff Ross delivers a short one to Joker before finishing him off, just not verbally.
- Take That!: In-Universe example and forced out of his own free will. Jeff Ross gives off some jokes from anything involving Robin to Batman's utility belt.
- The Roast: Gets involved in a villainous one The Joker puts together while Batman roasts over a spit. Once Batman finds out how Jeff got there, he tells Jeff to "go right ahead." (Of course, while Ross distracts the Rogues, he can work on getting out of the spit's restraints.)
- Took a Level in Badass: Seems to be the norm for anyone who's in The Brave and the Bold. Especially for Jeff Ross.
A mystery to all, the Phantom Stranger walks the world alone, occasionally appearing to offer advice and nudge people in the right directions.
- Badass Baritone: Speaks in a calm, but soothing baritone.
- Foil: Serves as the counterpoint to the Spectre, trying to get Batman focused on justice, rather than vengeance.
- Nice Hat: Which constantly hides his upper face.
- Time Travel: Is capable of moving through time, and can bring people back or forth with him. He uses it to let Batman meet his mom and dad, and in "Batman Dies at Dawn", uses it to summon all the Robins.
The personification of vengeance, obsessed with punishing evil-doers in disproportionate fashion. Makes a bet with the Phantom Stranger on whether Batman would seek justice or vengeance on Joe Chill.
- Blue and Orange Morality: He's a personification of vengeance, so naturally he's perfectly fine with the brutal ways he dispatches the wicked and views Batman becoming an agent of vengeance as a good thing.
- The Corrupter: He seeks to turn Batman into someone much like himself, obsessed with vengeance over justice.
- Creepy Monotone: Oh, yes. The Spectre speaks in a cold monotone.
- Evil Sounds Deep: Zigzagged. Despite his sepulchral voice, the Spectre isn't actually evil.
- He Who Fights Monsters: The Phantom Stranger calls him on being no better than those he seeks to punish.
- In the Hood: His features are hidden by a dark green hood.
- Knight of Cerebus: The Spectre only appears in one full episode, and the stinger for another, but he's one of the darkest presences in the show.
- Pay Evil unto Evil: His M.O. Professor Milo experiments on rats, so the Spectre gets creative with his punishment.
- Pet the Dog: The Spectre saves a group of rats from being crushed by a falling pillar, since they're innocent.
- Slasher Smile: He looks enjoyed at the possibility of Batman becoming consumed by vengeance.