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    Superman/Clark Kent 
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Appearances: Justice League: The Flashpoint Paradox, Justice League: War, Justice League: Throne of Atlantis, Justice League vs. Teen Titans, Justice League Dark, The Death of Superman, Reign of the Supermen, Batman: Hush

Voiced by: Alan Tudyk (War), Jerry O'Connell (all other appearances)

The sole survivor of the planet Krypton and protector of Metropolis.


  • Adaptational Nice Guy: In the comics, Superman feels violated by Superboy's very existence and treats him coldly. In Reign of the Superman, there is no such hostility and, by the film's epilogue, he seems to have welcomed "Conner" into the family as easily as his parents.
  • Amicable Exes: With Wonder Woman as of The Death of Superman.
  • Amazon Chaser: He is very attracted to the very strong Wonder Woman, who he first meets as she is chopping up Parademons.
  • Badass Cape: The same awesome red cape as usual, though it has the black S-shield of the New 52 rather than the traditional yellow.
  • Battle Couple: With Wonder Woman — they kick ass while flirting with each other. However, by the time of The Death of Superman, they have broken up.
  • The Big Guy: Especially in War, where he's the team muscle and not a leader. And let's face it, as Trope Codifier for the Flying Brick, Superman pulls duty as the team powerhouse even when in his traditional role as The Hero and The Leader, so this is a given.
  • Blood Knight: Unlike other versions of Superman, this one has a love for battle, at least at first.
  • Brainwashed and Crazy:
    • He and most of the League fall into this trope when they are possessed by Trigons's corruptors.
    • Beforehand, he was brainwashed and partially turned into a Parademon by DeSaad in Justice League: War.
  • The Cape: Trope Codifier, but he doesn't really fit the trope until Throne of Atlantis onward.
  • Characterization Marches On: War portrayed him as a "punch first, ask questions later guy", but the sequels move him to his more traditional personality.
  • Costume Evolution: As part of his return in Reign, he ditches the New 52 costume for the Superman Reborn one.
  • Died in Your Arms Tonight: In Lois'.
  • Flying Brick: Trope Codifier.
  • He's Back: In Reign of the Supermen
  • Hunk: As is usual with Superman. He's a tall, extremely muscular and good looking man.
  • Ideal Hero: It takes him a while, but he finally represents the trope in The Death of Superman.
  • Interspecies Romance: Him (a Kryptonian) and Wonder Woman (an Amazon demigoddess). However, by the time of The Death of Superman, they have broken up and he is dating Lois Lane (a normal human).
  • Lightning Bruiser: Strong enough to go toe to toe with Darkseid, and fast enough to tag the Flash and lasso a Trigon-possessed Wonder Woman.
  • Official Couple: He and Wonder Woman were dating. However, by the time of the Death of Superman, they have broken up so he could date Lois Lane.
  • Smug Super: Unlike most other versions, Superman isn't exactly humble when it comes to how much power he has. However, it's later averted; he is much humbler and calmer by the time he is seen in the sequels for the Justice League animated features as, like in the comics, he mellows out.
  • Superpower Lottery: Super Strength, Super Speed, Invulnerability, Heat Vision, X-ray Vision, Flight, Shall I continue?
  • Took a Level in Kindness: Like in the New 52 comics, he mellows out significantly. By JL vs Titans, he's much closer to the Nice Guy he traditionally is, having left behind the punch first, ask questions later approach he had in War, and makes a point to compliment the Titans and Starfire in particular on a job well done. Even Throne of Atlantis sees him tell Arthur that he should connect with his heritage, no doubt having in mind his own dead homeworld. By the time of The Death of Superman, he has become The Paragon of Metropolis just like his post-crisis incarnation.
  • Two First Names: His first and last name can both be used as a given name for a male.
  • Violently Protective Girlfriend: Gender-flipped. Attacking Wonder Woman (and later Lois Lane) is a surefire way to piss him off real quick.
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    Batman/Bruce Wayne 
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Appearances: Justice League: The Flashpoint Paradox, Justice League: War, Son of Batman, Batman vs. Robin, Justice League: Throne of Atlantis, Batman: Bad Blood, Justice League vs. Teen Titans, Justice League Dark, The Death of Superman, Reign of the Supermen, Batman: Hush

Voiced by: Kevin Conroy (Flashpoint Paradox), Jason O'Mara (War onwards)

A billionaire philanthropist and vigilante protector of Gotham City.


  • Action Dad: A crimefighter and a father.
  • Animal Motifs: A bat, as usual.
  • Badass Cape: The same awesome, black cape as usual.
  • Badass Normal: What he lack in superpowers, he makes for in strategy, cunning, gadgets, and sheer willpower.
  • Character Development: Subtle, but Batman starts to become better at handling Damian's bratty outbursts and giving his son effective punishments.
  • Covert Pervert: His dream in Batman: Bad Blood was having a foursome with Samantha and two other women.
  • Dark and Troubled Past: His parents were murdered in front of his eyes.
  • Dark Is Not Evil: Like all incarnations, Batman is clad in black and is still one of the good guys.
  • Determinator: Even the shrouds complain about how Batman's refusal to die or to kill the criminals he regularly deals with (some of which certainly deserve eternal damnation) really gets under their skins.
    Shroud: "This one's cheated us many times. It is vexing."
  • Double Standard: Rape, Female on Male: At some point in the past Talia Al-Ghul drugged and had sex with him, thus conceiving Damian. He doesn't seem to be particularly bothered by it.
  • The Leader: Of the Type I variant, Batman seems to take charge of most situations and is often seen directing the others. At the end of Throne of Atlantis, he's the one who suggests that they actually form a team instead of staying solo heroes.
  • Morality Chain: He teaches Damian about "justice not vengeance" creed.
  • Older Than They Look: The fact that Damian is at least 10 to 12 years old puts Bruce to be on his late-thirties to early-fourties, yet he looks like he's on his early-to-mid thirties.
  • Only Sane Man: When the Justice League first met with each other, Batman was the most mature and rational.
  • Papa Wolf: He will do anything for his family. You best not mess with his kid:
    Batman: [to Talon] "You and the Court tried to take control of my city and destroy my home...but worst of all, you messed with my kid. So this is gonna hurt, and I'm gonna enjoy it."
  • The Stoic: He almost never loses his cool.
  • Thou Shalt Not Kill: He strongly believes in this philosophy. In an argument he had with Damian, he understands that while killing may be "easy", you have to do the right thing because it's right.
  • Two First Names: His first and last name can both be used as a given name for a male.
  • Would Hurt a Child: In Batman vs Robin, he shows no hesitation in hitting Damian; this is justified given the fact that Damian was trying to attack him first.
  • Wolverine Publicity: Up to Dark, he's been ever single one of the movies, despite not being part of the Justice League Dark in the comics. The streak is finally broken in The Judas Contract which he doesn't appear in.

    Wonder Woman/Diana Prince 
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Appeared in: Justice League: The Flashpoint Paradox, Justice League: War, Justice League: Throne of Atlantis, Justice League vs. Teen Titans, Justice League Dark, The Death of Superman, Reign of the Supermen

Voiced by: Michelle Monaghan (War), Rosario Dawson (all other appearances)

An Amazon warrior, princess and diplomat.


  • Adaptational Modesty: Her outfit, unique to this incarnation, covers up her cleavage.
  • Adorkable: It's not too noticeable, but there are a few instances where she fits this trope. One moment is in Justice League: War , where she shows adorable, child like excitement at trying ice cream for the first time. The second time is the diner scene in Reign of the Supermen , where her attempts to maintain a conversation with Lois end up rather awkward , yet she still shows a certain charm that makes her endearing.
  • All Amazons Want Hercules: She's instantly attracted to the very powerful Superman. Her first meeting with him had him carrying Air Force One and fighting off parademons at the same time. In a gender inversion of the trope almost all the male hero's fall for her after seeing her fight in battle.
  • Amazonian Beauty: She is very beautiful and can kick ass in a revealing leotard that presents the fact that she possesses a very (but not to the extent of either Superman or Batman) muscular (yet voluptuous) body with ripped broad shoulders, well-developed muscles (especially her large biceps), and long muscular legs.
  • "Ass" in Ambassador: She bails on meeting the president because she didn't want to wait, cares little to nothing about the customs of the Nation she is in, and constantly thrusts her sword at people which clearly terrifies them. It has gotten so bad that at the beginning of War, there is a protest group wanting her gone.
  • Battle Couple: With Superman — they kick ass while flirting with each other. However, by the time of the Death of Superman, they have broken up.
  • Blood Knight: She is practically ecstatic when entering into a battle, giving major blows to enemies.
  • Boobs of Steel: It's Wonder Woman; this is a given.
  • Dude Magnet: At least three men hit on her in Justice League: War.
  • Friend to All Children: Her interactions with Hannah Grace in Justice League: War indicates that she has a soft spot for children.
  • Innocently Insensitive: Doesn't seem to realize that most people don't appreciate her wantonly waving her sword around and that it's impolite to just bail out on meeting the president of a country.
  • Interspecies Romance: Her (an Amazon demigoddess) and Superman (Kryptonian). However, by the time of the Death of Superman, they have broken up.
  • Ms. Fanservice: She wears a red and blue leotard that shows off her legs and curves. In Justice League vs Teen Titans, she is seen wearing nothing but a towel when talking on the phone with Superman.
  • Most Common Superpower: She is very well endowed and her costume emphasizes this.
  • The Missus and the Ex: Becomes this with Lois Lane in Reign of the Supermen.
  • Official Couple: She and Superman are officially dating. However, by the time of the Death of Superman, they have broken up in good terms.
  • Rapunzel Hair: Her hair is usually tied in a ponytail, but when it's not it reaches to her waist.
  • She's Got Legs: Her leotard shows off her long muscular legs.
  • Tomboyish Ponytail: Unlike other versions of Diana, she wears her hair in a ponytail. Until her hair ring shatters during the battle against Doomsday; after this she has switched to wearing her hair in the character's traditional style.
  • Took a Level in Kindness: Same as Superman, she's much calmer and closer to her traditional personality by her third movie when compared to her first one.

    Green Lantern/Hal Jordan 
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Appeared in: Justice League: The Flashpoint Paradox, Justice League: War, Justice League: Throne of Atlantis, The Death of Superman, Reign of the Supermen

Voiced by: Justin Kirk (War), Nathan Fillion (all other appearances)

An Air Force pilot and member of the interplanetary Green Lantern Corps.


  • Butt-Monkey: In War, he seems to take the most damage out of any of the heroes (even having his arm broken at one point), is mocked by Darkseid for his many failed attempts at subduing him, is called out by Batman for being a moron, is upstaged by Wonder Woman when he tries to take charge, and his plan fails because his teammates ignored him.
  • Deadpan Snarker: Makes many sarcastic quips, especially when Batman becomes stoic.
  • Empowered Badass Normal: Batman even lampshades it.
    '''Batman: We're fighting alongside an alien, an Amazon, a human lightning bolt, a cyborg, and a speedster. As far as I can tell, Hal, you and I are the only normal people here.
  • Flight: His Green Lantern powers give him the ability to fly.
  • The Lancer: He is hero Batman interacts with the most in the Justice League and functions as his primary Foil, being an arrogant, Hot-Blooded, Empowered Badass Normal in contrast to Batman being The Stoic, Guile Hero, Badass Normal.
  • Leeroy Jenkins: His biggest fault; he doesn't think about the consequences of his actions, being more concerned with how to deal with the problem at hand; Batman calls him out on this in Throne of Atlantis.
  • Tron Lines: He has glowing green lines and markings on the green sections of his costume.
  • Two First Names: His first and last name can both be used as a given name for a male.
  • Vitriolic Best Buds: Has this relationship with Batman.

    Flash/Barry Allen 
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Appeared in: Justice League: The Flashpoint Paradox, Justice League: War, Justice League: Throne of Atlantis, Justice League vs. Teen Titans, Justice League Dark, The Death of Superman, Reign of the Supermen

Voiced by: Justin Chambers (Flashpoint Paradox), Christopher Gorham (War onwards)

A forensic investigator who can run at super speed.


  • Fanboy: He's heard of Batman and admires his work. When he was told that the guy nearby was Batman he rushed to greet him and was practically starstruck after Batman complimented him on his tireless work.
  • Good Thing You Can Heal: In order to free him from demonic possession Superman brutally stomps his leg, breaking it. Flash is up and running a few minutes later.
    Flash: (noticing his mangled leg) Seriously!
  • Motor Mouth: While not particularly prominent, one of his first scenes in War involves Dr. Stone telling him to slow down as he's almost incomprehensible.
  • Nice Guy: He's a sweet and thoughtful guy.
  • Only Sane Man: Shares this role with Batman in Justice League: War where he's more careful about his actions than the others.
  • Red Is Heroic: His suit is almost entirely red and he's one of the good guys.
  • Token Good Teammate: In War, he seems to be the only superhero of the team who genuinely wants to do good and help others with his powers. Batman even fully respects him when they first meet and praises him for his good work.
  • Two First Names: His first and last name can both be used as a given name for a male.

    Shazam/Billy Batson 
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Appeared in: Justice League: The Flashpoint Paradox, Justice League: War, Justice League: Throne of Atlantis

Voiced by: Sean Astin (Shazam), Zach Callison (Billy Batson)

A child who can summon magical powers and become adult in appearance by saying the word "Shazam".


  • Ascended Fanboy: He's a big one for "Victory" Stone and likely has a blast being his friend. And given how he acts around the League at times, it seems he enjoys being part of a super hero team...since he's just a kid and all.
  • Adaptational Nice Guy: His comic counterpart in the New 52 started out more unlikable.
  • Alliterative Name: Billy Batson.
  • Badass Cape: Has an awesome white one as Shazam.
  • Chuck Cunningham Syndrome: He disappears without explanation after Throne of Atlantis. In Justice League vs. Teen Titans the Flash mentions that Shazam was unable to take part in the opening scene of the film, and no one brings up his existence again. This is especially odd in The Death of Superman when Batman calls for "all leaguers, past and present'' to show up and face Doomsday, and Shazam doesn't come.
  • Instant Runes: He has glowing lines of his armbands, as does the lightning bolt on his chest.
  • Leeroy Jenkins: Like most of the other heroes with Flying Brick powers. His first thought on seeing Darkseid is to attack him.
  • Likes Older Women: He tries hitting on Wonder Woman.
  • Shipper on Deck: He's all for Victor and Dr. Sarah Charles getting together.
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    Cyborg/Victor Stone 
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Appeared in: Justice League: The Flashpoint Paradox, Justice League: War, Justice League: Throne of Atlantis, Justice League vs. Teen Titans, Justice League Dark, The Death of Superman, Reign of the Supermen

Voiced by: Shemar Moore

A high school football player who during the events of Justice League: War gets nearly killed, but thanks to his father he was healed with alien technology that grafted itself to him, making half-man half-machine.


  • Arm Cannon: His main weapon of choice is his sonic cannon.
  • Body Horror: Victor's transformation into Cyborg. After an Apokoliptan Mother Box blows up in his face, Victor's father tries to use the advanced technology in his lab to save him, but it interacts with the Apokoliptan tech and bonds to him painfully. Notably, as the film progresses, his body horror softens in stages until he's settled into his normal look.
  • Honorary True Companion: Bonds with the Titans and hangs out with them during his downtime, since you can't split a pizza with Batman. He's also prominently featured in promotional material as a Titan despite being a member of the League.
  • Macross Missile Massacre
  • Official Couple: Enters into a relationship with Dr. Sarah Charles by the end of Throne of Atlantis.
  • One of the Kids: While he is a full-fledged member of the Justice League, he gets along better with the Titans and, of the league members, Shazam is the one he is friendliest with.
  • Secret Keeper: Keeps Shazam's secret that he is really a kid from the rest of the League.
  • Sense Loss Sadness: The first thing he tells his father in War is that he can't feel anything.
  • The Smart Guy: Having, more or less, a permanent connection to the internet, Cyborg is the guy who usually disseminates information to the rest of the League.
  • Teleportation: He's able to use the boom tube technology to teleport himself (and friends) halfway across the world or under the sea.
  • Too Dumb to Live: His origin story involves him holding on to the glowing Parademon bomb in a fit of rage when it exploded, taking a few his limbs and most of his skin.
  • Tron Lines: He has glowing blue lines going all over his body.
  • "Well Done, Son!" Guy: Before becoming Cyborg, all Victor wanted to do was to make his dad proud by playing football.

    Aquaman/Arthur Curry 
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Appearances: Justice League: The Flashpoint Paradox, Justice League: Throne of Atlantis, Justice League Dark, The Death of Superman

Voiced by: Matt Lanter

A half-human, half-Atlantean who is one day called to rule the Kingdom of Atlantis.


  • Adapted Out: His role as a founding member of the League in War was taken by Shazam.
  • Atrocious Alias: Considers his superhero code-name, Aquaman as this. and says he hates the name. It's yet to see if he has warmed up to it.
  • Friend to All Living Things: Specifically to sea creatures. His first scene has him defending and freeing a lobster from being eaten.
  • Half-Human Hybrid: Half Atlantean on his mother's side.
  • Heroic Bastard: Of his mother.
  • Missing Mom: His father told him that she walked out, but in actuality she had to fulfill her royal duty. Sadly just before Arthur will finally meet her she is killed by Orm.
  • Official Couple: Begins a relationship with Mera.
  • The Sixth Ranger: He's the first hero to join the Justice League after it was already founded.

Justice League Dark

    John Constantine 
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Appearances: Justice League Dark, Constantine: City of Demons

Voiced By: Matt Ryan

A British sorcerer and master of the Dark Arts. Known for being all trench coat and arrogance, John Constantine travels the world fighting against dark powers and keeping dangerous artifacts out evil hands but the hard choices he makes during his adventures leave him with few friends.


  • Adaptational Heroism: Constantine is still the same Good Is Not Nice Manipulative Bastard that he is in the comics, but here he is much more openly caring about others and actively keeps others away if they can't help, whereas the comic version gladly surrounds himself with useful allies for his scheming. This version also lacks the Stalker with a Crush trait with Zatanna that was mutually destructive for them both.
  • Anti-Hero: Arrogant, reckless, not particularly polite but he does use his powers to fight the forces of darkness.
  • Did You Just Flip Off Cthulhu?: John has a very callous disregard towards beings with power equal to or greater than his. This is partly because it annoys them and makes them careless, and partly because he's kind of a dick.
  • Hurting Hero: It's clear he takes the losses of his adventures very deeply, not that he would admit it.
  • The Friend Nobody Likes: He tends to endanger his friends during his adventures which has more or less estranged him from all of them. Jason Blood is a notable exception but even he thinks John is "world class bastard."
  • Mean Boss: John isn't particularly nice to Orchid, treating her as just the help. This comes back to bite him when he orders her to do something against her purpose, which allows the bad guy to steal the McGuffin.
  • Occult Detective
  • Playing with Fire: He has a tendency to default to fireballs in combat.
  • Role Reprisal: Matt Ryan reprises his role as the title character of Constantine.
  • Weak, but Skilled: Constantine is more or less of average power but has very good control over his powers. This in direct contrast to Zatanna, who is far more powerful but easily loses control, which is why she uses her skills to be a stage magician.

    Zatanna 
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Appearances: Justice League Dark

Voiced by: Camilla Luddington

A stage magician with powerful supernatural abilities which she fears losing control over.


  • Evil Me Scares Me: While not evil per se, her rage against Faust turns her into a force of nature who could have slaughtered him very easily and John stops her to save her soul. This mortifies her and she cries in his arms.
  • Hot Witch: She’s certainly attractive.
  • Lady of Black Magic: An attractive sorceress dressed in a revealing stage magician outfit with a calm, composed demeanor and powerful magic, able to project destructive energy streams and create explosions, among other spells.
  • Morality Pet: Acts as this towards John Constantine, being the only one on his team who can bring out his kinder side. When dealing with people who Constantine has rubbed the wrong way, she's the one who is able to appeal to their sense of right.
  • Ms. Fanservice: She is very attractive, wearing an outfit that shows off her cleavage and legs
  • Mythology Gag: She's introduced wearing her standard magician's garb, but the rest of the movie has her in a corset and leather pants.
  • Strong, but Unskilled: She is easily the most powerful sorcerer on the team but she is shown to either quickly get tired while using magic or easily lose control.
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    Deadman/Boston Brand 
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Appearances: Justice League Dark

Voiced By: Nicholas Turturro

The ghost of a circus acrobat who was assassinated during his trapeze act. In life, Boston Brand was a selfish jerk who took advantage of the people around him and looked out for number one. In death, his spirit has been empowered by the goddess Rama Kushna to bring his killer to justice, as well as find justice for others who cannot find it themselves.


  • Book Dumb: Deadman is the only member of the JLD without any kind of magical training or expertise. At the same time, he is effectively responsible for the formation of the team by pushing Batman to seek out Constantine, which further brings Zatanna into the fold.
  • Comic-Book Movies Don't Use Codenames: He's only ever referred to as "Boston" in the movie. This contrasts Constantine and Zatanna, whose hero names are the same as their legal names.
  • Demonic Possession: Well, ghostly. And Deadman does not need to make a deal to take over somebody's body, he just does it.
  • Fan Boy: Of Batman. And the rest of the Justice League.
  • Invisible to Normals: Constantine has to cast a spell so that Batman can see and talk with him.
  • No-Sell: Frequent victim of this. Deadman's main power is possessing the living, taking control of their actions. Because this can end conflicts really easily, pretty much every character of significance has to have the ability to resist his possession, and it's only nameless normal people we see him having full control over. Even Batman is able to force out Deadman at one point with the power of his mind.

    Jason Blood/ Etrigan the Demon 
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Appearances: Justice League Dark

Voiced by: Ray Chase

A knight of Camelot who was bound to Etrigan the Demon by Merlin. He loathes the bond and as spent centuries looking for a way to break it.


  • Adaptational Heroism: In the comics Jason's backstory was that he was a knight of Camelot who betrayed his kingdom due to being in love with Morgan le Fay and was bound to Etrigan by Merlin as punishment. Here he's a loyal knight who was mortally wounded and Merlin bounded him with Etrigan to keep him alive.
  • Be Careful What You Wish For: Jason wanted to be free of Etrigan, unaware that it was the only thing keeping him alive.
  • The Cameo: Amanda Waller consults him in the Suicide Squad: Hell to Pay tie-in comic's first issue.
  • Dark Is Not Evil: Despite being a demon, Etrigan is on the side of good, even after the bond breaks.
  • Death by Adaptation: Jason Blood dies after being separated from Etrigan by Destiny. At least until the Hell to Pay comic sequel.


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