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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, Justice League Dark: Apokolips War

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 felt violated by Superboy's very existence and treated him coldly until he eventually warmed up to him. 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. Though he immediately - and hilariously - gets worried when he finds out that his girlfriend and his ex get on like a house on fire.
  • Amazon Chaser: He is very attracted to the very strong Wonder Woman, who he first meets as she is chopping up Parademons. Downplayed with Lois Lane, but what he finds most attractive about her is her courage and strength of character.
  • 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—until Reign of the Superman, when his Costume Evolution includes the yellow S-shield.
  • 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: Starting in Death of Superman, his portrayal is much more akin to his pre-New 52 incarnations, being a selfless, unconditionally kind hero who is beloved by everyone.
  • Characterization Marches On: War portrayed him as an arrogant, "punch first, ask questions later guy", but the sequels move him to his more traditional Nice Guy personality.
  • Costume Evolution: As part of his return in Reign, he ditches the New 52 costume for the Superman Reborn one.
  • Flying Brick: Though he has plenty of powers, Superman mostly relies on a combination of flight and super-strength to pummel his opponents, only resorting to his other abilities if his default strategy is insufficient.
  • He's Back:
    • In Reign of the Supermen, it's revealed that Superman's corpse was being revitalized in the Fortress of Solitude after his apparent death in the prequel. He comes Back from the Dead and sets out to defeat Cyborg Superman.
    • In Apokolips War, Lois' words help him break out of Trigon's possession, with his powers fully restored to beat the tar out of Darkseid.
  • 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. In Apokolips War, Out of the remaining heroes, it's him who continuously pushes forward with his optimistic behaviour.
  • 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 and he dates Lois Lane.
  • Smug Super: Unlike most other versions, Superman isn't exactly humble when it comes to how much power he has. However, 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: The films make it clear that, although the other heroes are powerful on their own right, Superman is on a league of his own. He is the only hero who manages to fight the borderline unstoppable Doomsday on even terms; and the rest of the Justice League seems to unanimously agree that he is their only chance of taking down Darkseid when they discuss their invasion plans in Apokolips War.
  • 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, Justice League Dark: Apokolips War

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.
  • Composite Character: In Justice League Dark: Apokolips War, Batman is brainwashed and corrupted by Darkseid and placed on the Mobius Chair to act as his righ-hand man and strategist. This combines traits of "Batman: God of Knowledge" from the Darkseid War storyline of the New 52 Justice League and Metron from the Rock of Ages storyline of the Post-Crisis Justice League, as a servant of Darkseid.
  • Costume Evolution: Much like Superman, he started out in a costume based on his New 52 one, but in Batman: Hush, he dons the classic blue and grey, complete with Underwear of Power. That said, little tweaks can be seen through the films prior to Hush. He sports a red and black outfit during his time as a servant of Darkseid in Apokolips War.
  • 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."
  • Deadpan Snarker: Often at Green Lantern's expense in War.
  • 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 - though Batman being Batman, he could just as easily be burying his emotional response.
    • Played With in Apokolips War where he is shown to be upset over it. However, because he was at the time brainwashed by Darkseid and trying to demoralize Damian, it may not have been his true feelings on the matter.
  • Heroic Willpower: When Deadman possessed him to talk to Zatanna, Bruce easily forced him out of his head.
    Deadman: (struggles to remain in control of Batman's body) "Boy this guy's mind is tough!"
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Like many other incarnations, he's still a hero who looks out for others even with how hard and cold he can be.
  • 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 Protagonist: Can be considered as such for the entire DCAMU. He is the most prominent character appearing in twelve films and always as an important character even in films when he doesn't play the role of protagonist.
  • Reforged into a Minion: After the invasion to Apokolips fails, Darkseid forcibly makes him his servant. However, his love for Damian breaks him out of 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.
  • Unwitting Instigator of Doom: Him dipping Talia into the Lazarus Pit to revive her is heavily implied to be the reason why she Took a Level in Jerkass in Bad Blood because of how the pit alters the mind negatively.
  • 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 in every 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, Wonder Woman: Bloodlines, Justice League Dark: Apokolips War

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

An Amazon warrior, princess and diplomat.



  • Adaptational Modesty: Her first (seen, anyway) outfit, unique to this incarnation, covers up her cleavage. She exchanges it for the Rebirth outfit in Wonder Woman: Bloodlines, where it was revealed she originally left Themyscira wearing that outfit.
  • 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.
    • She shows this again in Wonder Woman: Bloodlines when meeting Vanessa for the first time, and accidentally mixing up their names, acting a bit flustered afterwards.
  • 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 heroes 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.
  • An Arm and a Leg: She loses an arm during the League's failed assault on Apokolips in Apokolips War.
  • "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. In mitigation, however, at least some of this is her being Innocently Insensitive, as she's a Friend to All Children, she's genuinely praising the ice cream vendor when pointing her sword at him, and when one of the protesters confesses (under the influence of the lasso) that he secretly likes wearing her costume because it makes him feel powerful, she doesn't mock him, instead kindly telling him it makes her feel the same way.
  • 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.
  • Boobs of Steel: It's Wonder Woman; this is a given.
  • Costume Evolution: Much like Clark and Bruce, she's shown ditching her New 52 costume in a 2019 movie, in her case, Wonder Woman: Bloodlines, which sees her exchange it for her DC Rebirth outfit; in fact, Bloodlines revealed that she left Themyscira in the Rebirth outfit and only started wearing the War outfit after leaving, so she merely returned to wearing it at the end of Bloodlines. Additionally, while she re-donned the Tomboyish Ponytail for Superman's funeral in The Death of Superman, she permanently ditched it in Reign of the Supermen. The ponytail comes back as part of her cyborg appearance in Apokolips War.
  • Cute Monster Girl: Robot example. She is forcibly turned into a cybernetic Fury in Apokolips War, but she is still a good-looking woman.
  • Dude Magnet: At least three men hit on her in Justice League: War.
  • Eye Scream: In addition to replacing her arm, Darkseid also replaced one of her eyes with an optic in Apokolips War. Said optic later zaps energy when Constantine frees her.
  • Friend to All Children: Her interactions with Hannah Grace in Justice League: War indicate that she has a soft spot for children.
  • Handicapped Badass: To allow herself to fight Medusa without constantly trying to avert her gaze, Diana purposely blinds herself via Medusa's own venom. She gets better.
  • 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.
  • Nice Girl: Even early on, when she's not distracted by the prospect of a fight, she's genuinely quite nice (if oblivious). By later movies, she's become a much warmer and kinder person.
  • 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. They get on very well, much to Superman's discomfort.
  • Official Couple:
    • She and Superman are officially dating. However, by the time of the Death of Superman, they have broken up in good terms.
    • Becomes this with Steve Trevor in Bloodlines.
  • Rapunzel Hair: Her hair is usually tied in a ponytail, but when it's not it reaches to her waist.
  • Reforged into a Minion: After the disastrous first battle against Apokolips in Apokolips War, she is forcibly converted into a brainwashed cyborg by Darkseid.
  • 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, until her time as one of the Furies.
  • 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.
  • Unwilling Roboticization: Darkseid forcibly converts her into one of his cybernetic Furies in Apokolips War, alongside Mera, Starfire, Hawkman and Martian Manhunter.

    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, Justice League Dark: Apokolips War

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

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



  • Adaptational Jerkass: Rather than being the mostly professional and serious Lantern he's known as in the comics, here he's a cocky, Hot-Blooded and snarky jock more in common with Guy Gardner - and, to be fair, his early New 52 self.
  • 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. On the other hand, he is the one who gets them all working together.
  • Deadpan Snarker: Makes many sarcastic quips, especially when Batman becomes stoic.
  • Dropped a Bridge on Him: Is killed in the first battle of Apokolips War.
  • 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's the person 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, Justice League Dark: Apokolips War

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. Mostly....
  • Nice Job Breaking It, Hero!: As Constantine discovers when putting him to sleep in Apokolips War, he conveniently left out the part where a) he caused the Flashpoint, b) if not for the Flashpoint, Darkseid wouldn't have invaded the way he did. He later uses this to guilt Flash into pushing the Reset Button with another Flashpoint, on the grounds that even with Apokolips destroyed, billions are dead, and billions more will die.
  • 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 (though we don't get much of an idea of what Superman's normally like), and all the others like him. Even Batman completely 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, Justice League Dark: Apokolips War

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.
  • Alliterative Name: Billy Batson.
  • An Arm and a Leg: He loses a leg during the League's failed raid on Apokolips.
  • 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. However, he makes his return, albeit a relatively limited one, in Apokolips War. He's the only one to escape Apokolips bar Constantine - Superman was allowed to go back, after being depowered with an injection of liquid Kryptonite as a visual object lesson to humanity - though he loses a leg in the process. He ends up pulling a Taking You with Me attack at the end to destroy as many Paradooms as possible.
  • 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.
  • Team Member in the Adaptation: Here, Billy replaces Aquaman as a founding member of the League.
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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, Justice League Dark: Apokolips War

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.



  • An Arm and a Leg:
    • Doomsday rips off one of his arm during the League's battle with him in The Death of Superman.
    • Darkseid tears out both of his arms during the League's botched attack on Apokolips.
  • 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. In Apokolips War, it gets considerably worse.
  • 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: One of his main attacks.
  • 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.
  • Profane Last Words: While they don't hear him, his last words are to Darkseid and Trigon before he sucks them into the Boom Tube: "Suck it, bitches."
  • 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. In Apokolips War, he opens a boom tube vast enough to trap Trigon and Darkseid in empty space, and destroy Apokolips.
  • 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.
  • Unwitting Pawn: Cyborg's Apokoliptan technology leads to the Justice League's downfall in Apokolips War, as Darkseid knew everything about their invasion plan through Cyborg's eye.
  • "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, Justice League Dark: Apokolips War

Voiced by: Matt Lanter

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



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    Green Lantern/John Stewart 

Appearances: Justice League Dark: Apokolips War

Voiced By: Roger R. Cross

A former marine and the second human Green Lantern.



  • Cruel and Unusual Death: In Apokolips War, as Darkseid slaughters everyone on Oa, Stewart recites the Green Lantern oath and attempts to tap into the Central Power Battery, only for Batman to teleport a large chunk of the Earth's magma on top of him.

    Hawkman/Carter Hall 

Appearances: Justice League Dark, The Death of Superman, Reign of the Supermen, Justice League Dark: Apokolips War

A winged warrior that fights with a mace made of Nth Metal.



  • Animal Motif: As his name suggests, Hawkman's appearance is meant to resemble a hawk, with a mask shaped like a beak and long wings that enable him to fly.
  • The Cameo: In the beginning of Justice League Dark, Hawkman can be seen among the leaguers as they discuss the current situation, but he makes no further appearances in the same film.
  • Flat Character: Besides fighting global threats, Hawkman doesn't have any real character development or personality.
  • The Voiceless: Only heard making roars in battle or crying out in pain during his appearances. He is the only Justice Leaguer to have no dialogue whatsoever.
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    Martian Manhunter/J'onn J'onzz 

Appearances: Justice League Dark, The Death of Superman, Reign of the Supermen, Justice League Dark: Apokolips War

The martian superhero.



  • Achilles' Heel: Fire is Martian Manhunter's crippling weakness and the main factor to his two on screen defeats. In Death of Superman, he collapses after sustaining burns from an explosion; and in Apokolips War, the Paradooms ignite him by blasting him with heat vision.
  • Flat Character: Much like Hawkman, not much focus is placed on his personality outside of fighting evil.

Justice League Dark

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

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.
  • The Alcoholic: He spends a good chunk of the two year Time Skip in Apokolips War with Etrigan, drinking his way through entire pubs.
  • Anti-Hero: Arrogant, reckless, not particularly polite but he does use his powers to fight the forces of darkness.
  • Anything That Moves: Just like in his source material, John is open to sexual escapades regardless of gender, or even species. At one point, he and Raven are at a seedy gym, and John is annoyed because one of his exes is there. Raven initially thinks he is referring to Harley Quinn, but he denies it. The camera then pans to King Shark, the big sharkman standing next to Harley, who proceeds to wink at him.
  • Deadpan Snarker: He can go snark to snark with Batman, of all people.
  • 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.
  • 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 one exception but even he thinks John is "world class bastard." The only real exception is Zatanna.
  • Functional Addict: He's an alcoholic in Apokolips War, though he doesn't show much sign of it after accidentally sobering himself up through use of magical artefacts.
  • Hoist by His Own Petard: A master of using the weapons and powers of others against them, it's how he wins his greatest victories.
  • Hurting Hero: It's clear he takes the losses of his adventures very deeply, not that he would admit it. After the disaster in Apokolips War, he spends a good part of the next two years getting spectacularly drunk with Etrigan just to numb the pain.
  • It Is Not Your Time: After having his neck snapped by a Trigon-possessed Superman in Apokolips War, Constantine was ready to enjoy an afterlife in heaven with Zatanna, but is sent back to help stop Darkseid.
  • 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. Additionally, in Apokolips War he alludes to her kicking him out the house during the Time Skip.
  • Morality Chain: Yes, he qualifies - specifically, to Zatanna, being the one to talk her down from killing Felix Faust after she loses control.
  • My Greatest Failure: Zatanna's death in Apokolips War is described as the thing that finally broke him.
  • Occult Detective: His main job/hobby.
  • Odd Friendship: He gets on surprisingly well with Etrigan in Apokolips War, following the Time Skip. This might have something to do with the fact that both are morbidly depressed alcoholics set on drinking their way through every pub in London.
  • Pet the Dog: After finding the Flash in Apokolips War, and discovering that he's been running constantly, acting as Apokolips' reactor, for the past two years, he puts him to sleep because he can't get any rest. In the process, he gets a look in the Flash's mind and finds out that Flash a) caused the Flashpoint, b) is therefore the reason Darkseid attacked so early. He later uses this to guilt Flash into pushing the Reset Button, because so many people have died, and even with Apokolips gone, even if they do manage to save the unstable Earth, billions will die.
  • Playing with Fire: He has a tendency to default to fireballs in combat.
  • Trench Coat Brigade: One of the classic members, he's never seen without his classic coat.
  • Xanatos Speed Chess: He's excellent at scheming his way out of trouble under pressure. Unfortunately, he doesn't always manage to take his friends with him.
  • Weak, but Skilled: Constantine is more or less of average power but has very good control over his powers, being easily capable of making Boston visible and audible to those without magical abilities. This in direct contrast to Zatanna, who is far more powerful but apparently didn't know how to make Boston visible/audible and easily loses control when wielding her full power, which is why she uses her skills to be a stage magician.

    Zatanna 
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Appearances: Justice League Dark, Justice League Dark: Apokolips War

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 horrifies 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.
  • Mind Control: It turns out that John abandoned her during the disastrous raid on Apokolips because she implanted a suggestion to do so at Batman's command, just in case everything went wrong.
  • 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.

    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.
  • Story-Breaker Power: Deadman is invisible to those who cannot perform magic, can take control of other beings and cannot be killed since he is already dead. Since these abilities would be extremely useful in almost every situation, the only film in which Deadman appears has a villain whose powers specifically counter his.
  • What Happened to the Mouse?: Notably one of the few Justice League members to not appear in Apokolips War.

    Jason Blood/Etrigan the Demon 
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Appearances: Justice League Dark, Justice League Dark: Apokolips War

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.
  • The Alcoholic: Etrigan spends a good chunk of the Time Skip in Apokolips War getting drunk after "a friend of his" (probably a resurrected Jason Blood) died. He's even more hammered than his similarly depressed drinking buddy, John Constantine.
  • Be Careful What You Wish For: Jason wanted to be free of Etrigan, unaware that it was the only thing keeping him alive.
  • Blood Knight: Combat being the only thing that rouses Etrigan from his depression in Apokolips War. Facing a cybernetically controlled Wonder Woman elicits the first real enthusiasm from him in the entire film.
  • 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 his bond to Jason Blood breaks.
  • Deadpan Snarker: Both of them have a surprisingly dry sense of humour, with Etrigan getting more deadpan the more depressed he gets.
  • Death by Adaptation: Jason Blood dies after being separated from Etrigan by Destiny.
  • Odd Friendship: He ends up drinking himself into oblivion with John Constantine in Apokolips War, and later saves the latter's life.

    Swamp Thing 
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Appearances: Justice League Dark, Justice League Dark: Apokolips War

Voiced by: Roger Cross

Formerly a normal human called Alec Holland, his corpse was mutated by a magic swamp, turning him into a monster. Now calling himself Swamp Thing, he devotes his life to protecting the "Green", an elemental force that enables plants to live.


  • Anti-Hero: Though he is firmly on the side of good, Swamp Thing could not care less for the suffering of humans. In both films he appears in, he only helps the heroes after being convinced that the villains' actions would have negative effects on the planet's flora.
  • Green Thumb: His main power is a rather extreme form of botanokinesis. Swamp Thing has been shown summoning massive vines out of nowhere to smash or eviscerate his opponents.
  • Heroic BSoD: Swamp Thing fights Destiny to a standstill, with none being able to inflict any significant damage to the other. However, the villain rips Alec's corpse from him and destroys it, shattering Swamp Thing's will to continue fighting. Shedding a single tear, the hero retreats into the earth below.
  • I Just Want to Be Normal: The defender of the Green secretly wishes to become a human being again. When Destiny destroys Alec's corpse, thus shattering Swamp Thing's last bond to humanity, the hero succumbs to despair and retreats.
  • One-Man Army: In Apokolips War, what remains of the heroes form teams to attack and destroy Darkseid's machines. Swamp Thing is sent on the mission by himself, and not only is he the only one who manages to accomplish it, but he is seen killing multiple Paradooms, whom the other teams were quickly overwhelmed by.
  • Teeth-Clenched Teamwork: In both films, he doesn't attempt to hide how much he despises Constantine, but agrees to fight with him in order to bring down a greater foe.
  • Uncertain Doom: Swamp Thing's demise is not shown on screen in Apokolips War, only implied. He presumably dies when the machine he was attacking goes down in a massive explosion.
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