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The Advance Research Group United Support (A.R.G.U.S.), it's a U.N. sponsored organization, created first to monitor the activities of metahumans, "superheroes", and "supervillains" and prepare reports for the United Nations, but when the Justice League was reformed under the U.N., ARGUS took a more direct role as not only a support organization for the Justice League, but also as a police force meant to assist the Justice League in the pursuit, capture, and detainment of "super-criminals".


In General

Administration

    Maxwell Lord 
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Possessing the power of extreme mind control, Max Lord is one of the greatest masterminds on Earth. He has been closely associated with Checkmate, and later with A.R.G.U.S.


  • Anti-Villain: He is kind of extreme, but he wants to make the world a better place.
  • Charm Person: Lord's powers allowed him to telepathically influence people's minds, typically in the form of pushing a subconscious suggestion to others.
  • Control Freak: The most underlying essence about Max's character, his origin, and his villainous motivations are his obsession with control.
  • Deadpan Snarker: He has a crass remark ready for every situation.
  • Insufferable Genius: The man is a technological genius and he will not let you forget it.
  • Psychic Nosebleed: Maxwell Lord in Earth 27 has mind control abilities that aren't telepathic in nature. It is the reason he hasn't been outed yet. Mind controlling several people at once or particularly powerful minds causes his nose to bleed. Sometimes he bleeds from his ears and eyes too.
  • Well-Intentioned Extremist: Possibly. Max certainly talks a big game about saving humanity, and at times it does look like that's genuinely his aim.

    Amanda Waller 
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A high-level government bureaucrat with an almost completely classified record, Amanda Waller is the ruthless creator and director of Task Force X - better known as the Suicide Squad.


  • Bad Boss: To the Suicide Squad: she puts freaking bombs in their heads, in case they get any ideas about escape. However, this is justified, in that the Squad is made up of murderers and other criminals.
  • Black Boss Lady: Amanda Waller, in any organizations, is widely recognized as one of the few people who can make Batman think twice about messing with her.
  • Control Freak: She has a definite domineering streak to the point it functions as a strength and a character flaw.
  • Demonic Possession: She had been controlled by a Daemonite for a decade until she was freed by The Monitor.
  • The Dreaded: Despite having no powers, she's not above capturing villains, sending them to death trap planets, putting bombs in them, recruiting them into the Suicide Squad, and using the bombs if the crooks step out of line. She also goes against heroes in addition to the bad guys and as the picture quote points out, even Batman, another example of this trope, is afraid of her.
  • Foil: To Batman. Both are extremely pragmatic and intelligent manipulators who don't trust anyone else to get the job done, but one is a rich white guy who inherited a fortune that adheres to a higher moral code of protecting civilians from criminals and compassion towards human life while the other is black woman who came from poverty, clawing and scratching her way to power, but abides by a Machiavellian moral code and is willing to make whatever sacrifice is needed for her greater good.
  • From Nobody to Nightmare: She started off a housewife before her family died. Now she's one of DC's premier Chessmasters.
  • Iron Lady: You have to be commanding and have a temper when your job consists in leading a squad of superpowered lunatics and broken heroes.
  • Laser-Guided Amnesia: She has no recollection of what she did while possessed by a Daemonite for at least a decade.
  • Manipulative Bitch: While in her better days she's simply magnificent, she can stoop pretty low if if will get the mission done.
  • Noble Demon: If she's feeling charitable, having a good day and there are no crises in the horizon.
  • Scary Black Woman: And how!

    Rick Flag 
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A special operations officer who acts as the field commander of Task Force X.


  • Badass Beard: Has a full beard and mustache in this version.
  • Badass Normal: No special powers, but can exchange blows with Batman.
  • Colonel Badass: His military rank is stated to be colonel, and Waller calls him the best special forces officer the United States has ever produced.
  • Dating Catwoman: He used to be in a relationship with June Moone, aka the host of Enchantress. Amanda Waller thinks this can help to keep Enchantress on a leash. She's quite wrong.
  • The Dragon: He serves as Waller's right-hand man.
  • Guttural Growler: When in "Colonel Mode", he tends to growl in order to add weight to his orders.
  • Patriotic Fervor: Downplayed. His bio states he "bleeds red, white, and blue". This turns out to be more of an informed trait.
  • Straight Man: Used a lot, given all appearances paired with the Large Ham of Hellequin and Boomerang, and the neverending snark by Deadshot.
  • Token Good Teammate: For a given definition of "good" considering he works for a government black ops agency.
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Divisions

Detentions Division

Operations Division

    Harbinger (Lyla Michaels-Diggle) 
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The Chief of Operations member of ARGUS and ex-wife (later remarried) of John Diggle. After working with the Monitor for several months, Lyla finally agreed to become the true Harbinger and was granted an endowment of cosmic power so potent that it would likely have killed any being who had not been truly chosen. Now, as the Harbinger of the Monitor, Lyla oversees the Challengers and acts as the Monitor's right hand in his upcoming war against the Anti-Monitor.


  • Action Mom: She and John have a daughter, Sarah Diggle.
  • Amazonian Beauty: Here she's tall and muscular, and undoubtedly beautiful, especially as Harbinger.
  • Barrier Warrior: Lyla can generate and manipulate Force Fields constructed of Cosmic Energy for a variety of effects such as protection or containment of hostile forces.
  • Chest Insignia: A pink circular "E27" logo on her chest.
  • Composite Character: Harbinger is combined with Lyla Michaels from the Arrow TV series.
  • Does Not Like Shoes: Lyla hates shoes and socks. Often works barefoot in her office in A.R.G.U.S. or puts slippers on to walk the halls.
  • Energy Absorption: Lyla can manipulate the forces and elements of the universe and generate cosmic energy from her eyes and hands.
  • Kryptonite Factor: Magic is magic. It may be possible to use powerful occult methods to interfere with her cosmic energy manipulation.
  • Lethal Chef: Watches cooking shows when home alone, but is herself a horrible cook.
  • Logical Weakness: As Harbinger, Lyla's cosmic powers are at the mercy of the Monitor's discretion. As a result, she cannot use her powers to defy him. If she were mind controlled to against the Monitor, her powers would not respond. Likewise, when the Monitor is significantly weakened, this effect may make Lyla powerless as well.
  • Mama Bear: If you were an idiot, you could try to go after Lyla by way of her family, but Oracle would warn you that John Diggle is no slouch.
  • The Mentor: Served as Charlie Parker's mentor.
  • Nigh-Invulnerability: Though not a being usually driven to exert herself physically, Lyla's strength, resilience, and durability scores all appear to be in the realm of at least Class VI.
  • Official Couple: With John Diggle.
  • Over-the-Top Christmas Decorations: Lyla is a huge Christmas fan, going overboard with decorations for the holidays and usually taking her vacation around this time of year in order to spend as much time as possible with John and Sara. Even Lyla's favorite drink is, of course, egg nog.
  • Physical God: Lyla holds more potential power than that of a mature Apokalyptan, Genesisian, or Kryptonian; and the primary source of this immense power is the ability to shape cosmic energy. Lyla is only a novice with with power, however, and her skill with it is rather basic.
  • Power Dyes Your Hair: Her brunette hair turns blonde as the Harbinger.
  • Self-Duplication: Lyla can literally be in several places at once through creating cosmic duplicates of herself. However, when doing so, her original form and each duplicate only contains a fraction of her power.
  • Super Senses: Lyla has very sharp cosmic senses, which allows her to see the unseen, hear transmitted frequencies, and even gift another with insight through touch.
  • Telepathy: Though still learning how to use this ability, Lyla can glean telepathic insights from those around her.
  • Teleporters and Transporters: By opening cosmic rifts, Lyla can "teleport" through space at hyper-light speeds. This ability also seems able to cross all dimensional thresholds at will.
  • Time Stands Still: As a cosmic being, Lyla is theoretically able to halt the flow of time, but has yet to demonstrate this ability or even a passive immunity to time disruptions like other cosmic beings.

    Barbara Minerva 

    Stormguard (Alex Parker) 

    Golden Eagle (Charlie Parker) 
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The ex-husband of Rose Walker/Em Page, Charles Jay Parker is an Agent of ARGUS, associate of the Fanclub and the Seven Soldiers of Victory, and wielder of the Golden Eagle armor.
  • Adaptational Sexuality: In the comics Charlie was mostly straight with moments of Ambiguously Gay towards Carter Hall, but here he's explicitly bisexual.
  • Adaptation Species Change: In the comics he was half-human, half-Thanagarian, but here he's just human.
  • Amicable Exes: With Rose Walker, even if she doesn't remember him at first.
  • Color Animal Codename: Golden Eagle.
  • Cool Sword: Charlie has dubbed his weapon the Eagle's Edge. It has a modern grip and blade made from a softer, but sharper Nth metal alloy than the composition of his armor. The weapon also has built-in circuitry and wiring which allows it to be superheated to allow it easily slice through hardened or armored targets.
  • Distracted by the Sexy: He is also prone to distraction by a pretty face (especially towards his ex, Rose Walker).
  • Hand Blast: On each gauntlet, Charlie has mounted blasters which can shoot a neural pulse which shorts out meta-gene impulses, confuses those hit with it, and can even disrupt magic with sustained exposure.
  • Happily Adopted: By Jim Wright and his wife Sheila Carr, and their murders greatly devastated him.
  • Hidden Depths: He loves old western. He has quite the collection on DVD.
  • Expy Coexistence: He exists on the same reality as Alex Parker, the ex-husband of Rose Walker when she was Em Page.
  • Flight: Thanks to his Nth Metal Wings, he can fly just as well as the Hawks. As the wings are made of a resilient metal alloy, they also can be used as shields or even weapons in close-quarters combat.
  • New Old Flame: Wishes he could get back together with Rose.
  • Parental Abandonment: His father Edmund Parker died when he was two, his mother Sharon died of cancer when he was six, and when he had finally found happiness after being adopted by Jim Wright and Sheila Carr, they were murdered due to their past lives when he was in college.
  • Powered Armor: His Golden Eagle armor, made from an unique alloy of Nth metal and adamant (giving its gold color) with an oriya-weave and carbon fiber under-suit. Charlie can punch harder, jump higher, run faster, and generally last longer in physically intensive situations.
  • Really Gets Around: Charlie's extramarital affair happened with Jane Moore, another ARGUS operative. Angie has gathered that since his divorce he has also been linked to casual romances with Carrie Cutter, Mabel Blight, Cordelia Matheson, a Canadian rock band singer, Catherine Cobert, and John Constantine. Yeah, he's doing fine!
  • Related in the Adaptation: He was adopted by Jim Wright and Sheila Carr, the previous incarnations of Hawkman and Hawkgirl.
  • The Rival: Sees Angie Aimes as his rival for Rose's affection.
  • Thrill Seeker: He's an adrenaline junkie and he will often engage in reckless behavior for the thrill alone.
  • Work Hard, Play Hard: He's usually pretty chill and relaxed, but he does work hard at his job. As a result, he uses extreme sports and sex to blow off steam.

Intelligence Division

    Calculator (Noah Kuttler) 
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Head of the Intelligence Division who secretly doubles as the wanted hacker known as the Calculator. He is also a cunning manipulator and strategist.

    Peacemaker (Christopher "Chris" Smith) 
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Christopher Smith is the Peacemaker, a man who loves peace so much, he is willing to kill anyone who stands in its way to achieve it.
  • Badass Normal: Like many at A.R.G.U.S. he doesn't have any powers, but that doesn't mean he's going to be intimidated by metahumans and the sort.
  • Cool Mask: His Peacemaker helmet.
  • Guns Akimbo: He can use any type of firearms from guns, assault rifles, sniper rifles, machine gunss, etc.
  • Multi-Melee Master
  • The Mentally Disturbed: He suffers from PSTD.
  • Related in the Adaptation: Through the many marriages of his (currently missing) father Jeffrey Smith, he's the half-brother of Jennika Smith, Giselle Smith/Gazelle, and Samuel Smith, an enemy of the WildC.A.T.S., while his uncle is Shotgun Steven Smith of the GCPD. His grandfather is the serial killer "Slaughterhouse" Scott Smith.
  • The Strategist
  • Tattoo as Character Type: Has "Peacemaker" tattooed on his left arm.

    Britannia (Penelope "Penny" Black) 

Justice League Division

    Steve Trevor 
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Colonel Steve Trevor is a former Air Force pilot and the love interest and husband of Wonder Woman. He's is now the A.R.G.U.S. Chief of the Justice League and commander of the UNS Watchtower.


  • The Ace: Steve is a high-flying, death-defying manly man—but unlike many other such characters, who are often womanizing pigs, he has the utmost respect for Wonder Woman and consistently defers to her.
  • Ace Pilot: Steve's an expert pilot and navigator during his time with the Air Force. But unlike many other such characters, who are often womanizing pigs, he has the utmost respect for Wonder Woman and consistently defers to her.
  • Action Dad: He and Diana had two children, Jason Hunter Trevor and Stephanie Hippolyta Trevor. Despite he have no superpowerers he's still can go toe to toe superpowered villains on his own.
  • Affectionate Nickname: His call sign is known as "Zipper" due to Steve being a Motor Mouth was given to him by his training officer’s constant wish for Steve to “zip his mouth shut”.
  • Amazon Chaser: Steve Trevor as the husband of Wonder Woman, he's the Ur-Example of this trope.
  • Badass Normal: An American spy and pilot with nothing more than guts, his fists and a shotgun. He fights alongside a woman who can jump impossibly high and lift tanks. He can go toe to toe with super powered threats.
  • Battle Couple: With Diana when they're together on the Brainiac's Invasion and other missions
  • Because Destiny Says So: Etta notes that Steve and Diana have an odd habit of getting caught up in the other's business, and wonders (har-har) whether something's drawing them together.
  • Chivalrous Pervert: He treats Diana with much more respect than most people, but he still has his moments.
  • Colonel Badass: Steve is the ARGUS agent assigned to oversee the Justice League and make sure they stay on the up and up. Him being chosen for this role was a compromise between the Founding Members and Waller. Waller wanted a government representative in their meetings and the Founders thought Steve was a good alternative to having one of Waller's cronies sitting at their table.
  • The Cynic: He's a roguish, cynical realist who's seen the awful brutish nature of modern civilization.
  • Distressed Dude: His defining trait. He crashed his jet fighter flying routine maneuvers in the Bermuda Triangle due to colliding into a magical concealment field that was on the fritz.
  • Endearingly Dorky: His awkward demeanor when he's in front of Diana.
  • Happily Married: Steve ends up married with Diana and has two children of their own.
  • Hopeless with Tech: Not completely hopeless, but he's not the most savvy member of The Network.
  • In the Blood: His father, Ulysses Trevor, fought in Vietnam. Steve's grandfather fought in WWII.
  • Interspecies Romance: The fact he's human and Diana is an Amazonian Demigod.
  • Mission Control: When A.R.G.U.S reformed the League, Steve again was called to serve. Today, he is the A.R.G.U.S Chief of the Justice League and commander of the Watchtower. Today, you better believe that no one dares to tell Colonel Steve Trevor to "zip it shut" (except maybe Diana).
  • Nice Guy: Despite his cynicism, Steve is a kind, friendly and brave person who treats Diana and his colleagues at A.R.G.U.S. with respect and always tries to do the right thing.
  • Official Couple: With Diana.
  • Online Alias: His Network ID and old call sign is 'Zipper'.
  • Overshadowed by Awesome: He could be a pretty good Action Hero of his own, but he just happens to have what might be the most powerful Action Girlfriend in the entire DC Universe.
  • Pregnancy Scare: His reaction that Diana's pregnant for two months with his child during a stealth mission. He first thought that child was Bruce Wayne's but Diana told him that is his 100% and not since she and Bruce broke their relationship for two weeks.
  • Related in the Adaptation: Angel O'Day and Athena Trevor are his cousins here.
  • Two First Names: Per a DC Comics habit.

    Etta Candy 
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Etta Candy is the closest friend to Wonder Woman. Beginning her career in the U.S. Army, she later went on to become a government agent in ARGUS' Justice League division.
  • Adaptational Attractiveness: Etta in the comics and other media is often depicted as a chubby woman. Here in Earth 27 is a well toned and muscular fit girl.
  • Amazonian Beauty: Unlike her previous incarnations, here she's well toned and muscular, fitting for her role at A.R.G.U.S.
  • Badass Normal: Being possibly the most capable non-superpowered fighter of Wonder Woman's supporting cast.
  • Boisterous Bruiser: Combining a extroverted personality, comic relief and brawls.
  • Catchphrase: Whenever Etta became excited or agitated, she always shouted her trademark catch phrase "Woo-Woo!"
  • Colonel Badass: She was one the female commandos of the US Navy and Marine corps, Etta created the secret study group of other female cadets which she called "The Holliday Girls". She continued this position until 2009 when she was recruited by A.R.G.U.S. at the request of Steve Trevor.
  • Muggle Best Friend: She's the best friend of Diana, a demigoddess.
  • Online Alias: Her Network ID is 'Sweetness'.
  • Only Known by Their Nickname: Her full name is Henrietta Olive Candy, so she prefers to go by Etta instead.
  • Weight Woe: Etta was turned comfort with food that turn her obese on her grief after her father was killed in a training. Then turned all around after graduation, losing weight in order to qualify for entry into the US Naval Academy.

    Catherine Cobert 
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    Lucas "Snapper" Carr 

    Jillian Pearlman 

    Cheyenne Freemont 

    Thomas Tresser 

Research Devision

    Michael Curtis Holt 

    Kimiyo Hoshi 

Logistics Division

    Templeton Fugate 

    Olivia Cavanaugh 

Other Operatives

    The Phantasm (Andrea Beaumont) 
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Once the daughter of a well to do Gotham business man, and ex-girlfriend of Bruce Wayne, Andrea Beaumont becomes a grim reaper for those involved with organized crime in Gotham City as the methodical Phantasm.


Suicide Squad/Task Force X

    In General 
  • Affably Evil: The squad's members are all convicted criminals with blood on their hands, yet they have a true sense of camaraderie.
  • Anti-Villain: The Squad is full of hardened criminals, hitmen, and psychopaths but that doesn't mean they aren't willing to save the world if pressed. Then again, it's the very world they are part of and they want to stay alive so it makes sense for them to save it.
  • Cannon Fodder: One of the main "selling points" of Waller's idea is that, as criminals, most of which without any formal military training or proper equipment, they're very expendable, unlike the expensive well-trained soldiers who the government very much would like to keep alive.
  • Composite Character: They're mostly based on their Suicide Squad (2016) incarnation, with some members from the Assault on Arkham and Arrowverse.
  • Explosive Leash: As usual they have nano-implants that will explode if they try to go rogue, or Waller gets displeased with them.
  • Fire-Forged Friends: They only know each other by reputation, but in the end they have become this. Bonding over their screwed up lives help.
  • Meaningful Name: Since they're a group of criminals, it'll be easy to dispatch them via Explosive Leash and use them as scapegoats should the mission fail.
  • Multinational Team: The group is quite diverse.
  • Names to Run Away from Really Fast: Suicide Squad. Yeah, that's not good.
  • Nominal Hero: The Squad is made of hardened criminals, hitmen and psychopaths but that doesn't mean they aren't willing to save the world if pressed (ganged).
  • Ragtag Bunch of Misfits: They are usually a very colorful bunch; on this case there's a hitman with Improbable Aiming Skills, a ditzy Psycho Psychologist, a humanoid crocodile, a Jerkass Awesome Aussie, a woman with ice powers, a Mexican with fire powers, a Harley Quinn copycat who was originally a "secret weapon" of Waller to spy the Joker, a deranged stalker of Green Arrow, a sorceress with a Split Personality and a Token Good Teammate with shadow powers.
  • Reformed Criminals: Heavily enforced. Literally enforced, in fact.
  • Suicide Mission: Amanda Waller plans to send them on missions deemed too dangerous or politically sensitive for normal soldiers. Hence the team's nickname.
  • Teeth-Clenched Teamwork: The threat of exploding is usually what keeps them from trying to kill each other.

    Deadshot (Floyd Lawton) 
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An expert marksman and assassin. A mercenary by day and a concerned father by night, Deadshot is a conflicted criminal who enjoys the hunt, but is still trying to do right by his young daughter.


  • Abusive Parents: His father was not a nice man. His mother was even worse.
  • Action Dad: His daughter Zoe serves as his Living Emotional Crutch, and he genuinely loves and wants what's best for her.
  • Affably Evil: He's not that much of a bad guy as long as you don't threaten him or his family.
  • Badass Beard: Beneath the mask he has one of this.
  • Badass Longcoat: In casual clothes he wears a leather coat.
  • Badass Normal: He has no real powers, he's just gifted with supreme hand-eye coordination.
  • Cold Sniper: He claims not to care if anyone lives or dies, including himself.
  • Combat Pragmatist: If you give Lawton the chance to take a shot at you, he will take it.
  • Composite Character: Based on his incarnation from the Suicide Squad movie.
  • Consummate Professional: He always prioritizes fulfilling his mission, which is the main reason he's the non-official leader of the Suicide Squad.
  • Covered in Scars: His face has several scars.
  • Deadpan Snarker: One of his defining character traits.
  • Death Seeker: He still hopes to get killed while on duty, unfortunately he's very good at surviving.
  • Even Evil Has Loved Ones: His daughter, obviously.
  • Friends with Benefits: He's the unattached lover of Jeannette Halmi.
  • Guns Akimbo: His wrist mounted guns, or just two pistols.
  • Improbable Aiming Skills: The master of this in the DC Universe (in regards to guns, at least). If you want to get an idea of how skilled he is, he can shoot other bullets that have already been fired out of the air.
  • Knuckle Tattoos: Has 'Deadshot' tattooed on his knuckles.
  • Professional Killer: A lot of his jobs are mercenary gigs, but he generally tries to stick with hitman work. Batman once managed to save a witness Deadshot had been hired to kill by freezing his employer's bank accounts, suspending Deadshot's pay.
  • Super Wrist-Gadget: His trademark weapons, which are automatic and silenced.
  • Vitriolic Best Buds: With Catman. He and Thomas know one day they might kill each other, but for the most part they're friends.
  • Walking Armory: He has an entire table of confiscated weapons, including rifles, automatic pistols, arm mounted machine guns, and more.

    Harley Quinn (Harleen Quinzel) 
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Harleen Quinzel was a psychiatric resident at Arkham Asylum, where she met the incarcerated Joker. Falling in love with her patient, she conspired to break him out of prison and eventually became his lover and loyal sidekick, Harley Quinn. After having enough of Joker's abuse she would defect with him by joining with her friend and lover Poison Ivy.


  • Action Mom: She's the mother of Lucy Quinzel and despite becoming more anti-heroic in recent years, she's still just as skilled as ever.
  • Affably Evil: Harley is insane, no doubt about it, but she's also one of the more social members of Batman's Rogue Gallery, having genuine friendships with several of the other rogues.
  • Acquired Poison Immunity: Thanks to Poison Ivy, she's now immune to various toxins.
  • Beware the Nice Ones: She is, by far, the nicest, sweetest member of Batman's rogues gallery. However, do not think her lovelorn origin and bubbly demeanor means she isn't a homicidal psychopath.
  • Blonde, Brunette, Redhead: The blonde to Catwoman's brunette and Ivy's redhead.
  • Cloudcuckoolander: Even when she does get declared sane, she's still weird.
  • The Dog Bites Back: When working with the Joker, she takes a lot of abuse. But there's only so much she'll take before she turns on him and hits back hard.
  • Drop the Hammer: Harley's Weapon of Choice is her iconic huge mallet.
  • Even Evil Has Standards: She has a soft spot for animals and does NOT take kindly to people who abuse them.
  • Everyone Went to School Together: She went to the same school as Barbara Gordon a few years ahead.
  • Fluffy Tamer: Her pet hyenas Bud and Lou.
  • Genius Ditz: She may act ditzy and insane, but she's still an accomplished psychologist.
  • Genki Girl: Hyper cheerful all the time.
  • Girlish Pig Tails: When out of costume she usually has her hair in pigtails. Fitting considering how childish she is.
  • Glass Cannon: Even though she definitely can fight, she isn't very resistant and is often easily knocked-out when things get physical.
  • Happy Harlequin Hat: Completing her harlequin inspired outfit is her iconic red and black hat, though it has two flaps and no bells.
  • Love Makes You Crazy: She fell in love with The Joker. Crazy doesn't even begin to describe it
  • Mad Love: The Trope Namer. The Joker saw her immediately as a tool to be used, and manipulated her into becoming a henchmen.
  • Morality Pet: Oddly, not just for the Joker or Poison Ivy; almost all the other inmates at Arkham seem to have a bit of a soft spot for Harley.
  • Mood-Swinger: Diagnosed with a bipolar disorder, and her mood changes at the drop of a hat.
  • The Nicknamer: She lovingly calls the Joker "Mr. J" and "puddin". She also refers to Poison Ivy as "Red", Catwoman as "Kitty", and (occasionally) Batman as "B-Man"
  • Of Corsets Sexy: Her outfit features a red tiny, barely closed corset.
  • Power Trio: She, Selina and Ivy formed the Gotham City Sirens and they still work together on occasion.
  • Red and Black and Evil All Over: She wears a black and red playing card motif.
  • She-Fu: She studied to be a doctor, but can do Olympic-level gymnastics as she went to college on a gymnastics scholarship, and received superhuman abilities from Poison Ivy during the first of their adventures.
  • Smart People Wear Glasses: She wears them whenever she's not in costume, and are a good reminder she's actually really intelligent.
  • Villainous Friendship: She's on genuinely good terms with Poison Ivy and Catwoman.
  • Villainous Harlequin: Her name and costume is based on a Harlequin.
  • Woman Scorned: She's none too please to find out Mister J has replaced her with a younger model. Luckily she takes it out on him and not on Marian.

    Killer Croc (Waylon Jones) 
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Waylon Jones was born with a genetic mutation giving him a reptile's skin, sharp claws, and teeth; due to genetic atavism. Croc became a circus wrestler who would rise to conquer the Gotham Mob racket only then to become one of Batman's most physically imposing rogues.


  • Absurdly Spacious Sewer: Often finds himself in one of these.
  • Ax-Crazy: He is a cannibalistic Serial Killer, after all.
  • Beast Man: Just look at him.
  • Book Dumb: He's not good with big words, but very cunning.
  • The Brute: Packs the biggest physical punch in the current Squad.
  • Ethnicity Obscuring Mutation: He was born as an african-american man, but turning into a humanoid crocodile makes it very difficult to notice now.
  • Fangs Are Evil: His razor-sharp teeth are quite fearsome, to say the least.
  • The Dreaded: In the streets he may just be a brute but in Arkham he is the scariest inmate.
  • Healing Factor: Croc can recover from anything that doesn't outright kill him. Little injuries supposedly heal near instantly and he can even grow back lost limbs.
  • I'm a Humanitarian: His Arkham profile reminds us he's anthropophagus (man-eater).
  • Immune to Bullets: Croc's skin is thick enough to ward off even high caliber bullets.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Homicidal tendencies aside, Waylon can be surprisingly nice and protective to those he cares about.
  • Lizard Folk: Killer Croc used to be just a big strong guy with a skin condition, but he's become more lizard-like over time.
  • Mutant: Possesses an atavistic mindset, coupled with a skin condition not unlike epidermolytic hyperkeratosis, and a metagene. The end result is the crocodilian monster we all know and love.
  • Never Smile at a Crocodile: He's the Killer Croc, so it comes with the territory.
  • Odd Friendship: He and June Moone/Enchantress get along pretty well.
  • Scary Black Man: While it's not really noticeable thanks to his mutation, but Waylon Jones is a black man.
  • Super Strength: His strength crosses the line into superhuman, making him very difficult to stop. He can even trade blows with Solomon Grundy.
  • Walking Shirtless Scene: He usually doesn't bother with a shirt.

    Captain Boomerang (George "Digger" Harkness) 

    Killer Frost (Louise Lincoln) 
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An ice-powered supervillain and archnemesis of Firestorm and Coldsnap.


  • Arch-Enemy: To Firestorm and Coldsnap.
  • Alliterative Name: Louise Lincoln
  • An Ice Person: Louise has the ability to absorb heat from external sources and transmute it into waves of cold. Using these powers, they can create an ice-sheen across her entire body that grants her increased durability, cause intense blizzards that can instantly freeze the target and generate objects composed completely of ice, such as projectiles in the form of ice shards and defensive walls or shields.
  • Axe-Crazy: Louise is an insane super-villain who takes joy in killing people.
  • Beast and Beauty: She's the Beauty to King Shark's Beast.
  • Combat Pragmatist: Often relies on fighting dirty in order to give herself the edge.
  • Composite Character: Her civilian appearance is based on her Assault on Arkham incarnation.
  • Deadpan Snarker: Every damn thing she says.
  • Elemental Hair Colors: She can actually use her powers to make her light blue hair look like icicles.
  • Evil Counterpart: To Caitlin Snow/Coldsnap in E27.
  • Fire/Ice Duo: Killer Frost is this with El Diablo and Volcana.
  • Fire, Ice, Lightning: Has formed a trio with Volcana and Livewire.
  • Femme Fatale: Attractive and deadly, even performing a Kiss of Death.
  • Huge Guy, Tiny Girl: She's barely 5'3"/150cm tall, while King Shark stands at 7'2"/218cm tall.
  • Interspecies Romance: She's a metahuman who's in a relationship with a shark demigod.
  • Kill It with Fire: Averted. Contrary to others who share her power set, heat does little damage to Killer Frost. In fact, heat is essential to her continued existence. Attacking Killer Frost with a heat based-weapon would only serve to strengthen her.
  • Kiss of Death: A favored tactic of hers is to kiss men and absorb their heat/freeze them from the inside.
  • Manipulative Bitch:
    • She manipulated the Tragic Villain Mr. Freeze into a relationship with her, only for her to reveal that she had never truly loved him and was using him as a pawn the entire time while they were being carted off to prison.
    • Took advantage of Caitlin Snow's low self-esteem at the time and her desire to prove herself to manipulate her into believing she could be rehabilitated and even let her think she was her friend, until the moment Caitlin took off her inhibitor collar and stabbed her with an icepick.
  • Official Couple: Currently the lover of King Shark.
  • Pint-Sized Powerhouse: She's only 5'3" in height, but she's one of the deadlier members of the Suicide Squad.
  • Psychotic Smirk: Shown with one in her Arkham picture.
  • Tomboy and Girly Girl: The Tomboy to Harley's Girly Girl.
  • You Gotta Have Blue Hair: Has light blue hair to go with her ice powers.

    Cheshire (Jade Nguyen) 
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The half-sister of Artemis Crock and mother of Lian Harper and Tommy Spivot, Jade is one of the deadliest assassins in the world as the masked Cheshire. She is an expert in both martial arts and the use of poisons.


  • Animal Motifs: Cats. Her alias comes from the famous Cheshire Cat, she had a poster of said cat in her shared childhood room with Artemis, the mask she wears resembles a cat, and she can be as coy and mysterious as a cat.
  • Acquired Poison Immunity: She's used this to become immune to many types of toxins.
  • Anti-Villain: She's a ruthless assassin most of the time but she definitely has people she cares about and has a tragic past that sort of explains her actions.
  • Asian Babymama: Cheshire (Vietnamese/French) is both Arsenal and Catman's Babymama.
  • Badass Normal: Badass enough to go toe to toe with Batman, Black Canary and Green Arrow... and the rest of the (superpowered) Team... and pretty much anyone while snarking the whole time.
  • Bare Your Midriff: In her incognito look wears a tank-top that exposes her midriff.
  • Berserk Button: Cheshire really hates her stepfather, Sportsmaster.
  • Composite Character: Her appearance is based of the comics while her personality and mask are based off her incarnation in Young Justice.
  • Daddy's Little Villain: Odd example; Cheshire is a rare case of a stepdaughter being just as evil and effective as her father, even working in tandem with him... and actively despising him all the while.
  • Dating Catwoman: She acts like she and Roy have this relationship during his time with the League of Assassins.
  • Deadpan Snarker: She has a dry sense of humor, and treats her opponents like a cat would treat a mouse, allowing herself to be involved in playful banter to a small extent.
  • Even Evil Has Loved Ones: She deeply cares about her children Lian Harper and Tommy Spivot.
  • The Exile: She was exiled from the League, but is reinstated while at Arkham.
  • Faux Affably Evil: As a villain, she adopted a playful, flirty demeanor, especially with Arsenal. The development of their relationship shows that her attraction to him was likely genuine.
  • Green and Mean: She wear a nearly green colored attire as Cheshire and is an member for the League of Assassins.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: It's very subtle, considering how she is an arrogant, sarcastic jerk, but it is there. She only shows her softer side to the people she deeply loves (Artemis, her mother, Arsenal, Lian and Tommy).
  • Kissing Cousins: Although neither was aware of it, her former lover and father of her second child Thomas Blake is her second cousin (their grandfathers Eddie Blake and John Blake Jr. were brothers).
  • Lady of War: She's a very graceful and feminine combatant.
  • Master Poisoner: Her most dangerous quality, she's capable of creating a huge variety of horrific toxins.
  • Morality Pet: With her children Lian and Tommy.
  • Related Differently in the Adaptation: She's the half-sister of Artemis Crock here, rather than her full sister, sharing mother but having different fathers.
  • Related in the Adaptation: Through her mother Paula Nguyen, she's the granddaughter of Eddie Blake, the Comedian, and great-niece of Zinda Blake/Lady Blackhawk. Through her great-uncle John Blake Jr., she's related to most of the Blake family. And through her great-aunt Mabel "Millie" Blake, she's second cousin of the Winchester brothers.
  • Sai Guy: A female example.
  • Slasher Smile: It's how she got her name.
  • Smoke Out: One of Chesire's favorite tricks.
  • Statuesque Stunner: She's 175cm tall and undoubtedly beautiful.
  • Sugar-and-Ice Personality: Jade is usually aloof and coy towards others; the exception is her stepfather, whom she acts hostile and aggressive to just downright cold when they are together. But to those she has an actual emotional attachment to she's caring and, surprisingly, sweet.

    Hellequin (Marian Drews) 

    Nightshade (Eve Eden) 

    Cupid (Carrie Cutter) 
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An obsessed admirer of Green Arrow, and has taken it upon herself to hunt down his enemies to prove her love to "her man". She nurses an extreme hatred for the Black Canary.


  • Abhorrent Admirer: Green Arrow isn't really interested in her, though this has less to do with her being ugly and more with her being a completely insane Yandere.
  • Alliterative Name: Carrie Cutter. Her full name is actually Carolina Christine Cutter.
  • Archer Archetype: As part of her obsession with Green Arrow, she becomes very skilled with a bow. She has mastered the ability to simultaneously fire up to three arrows and make precision shots in a limited field of fire. While working with Task Force X, Carrie insists on using her bow instead of the advanced firearms at ARGUS's disposal and has proven herself quite adept at taking out multiple heavily armed mercenaries by herself. This level of mastery in such a short time is further evidence of her remarkable metahuman abilities.
  • Bare Your Midriff: Her Cupid outfit exposes her entire mid-section.
  • Collared by Fashion: Wears a choker with a heart in it.
  • Composite Character: Cupid being a member of Task Force X is a nod to her Arrowverse counterpart.
  • Cute and Psycho: She's Exactly What It Says on the Tin; a cute woman who is also insane.
  • Domino Mask: Wears one to imitate Green Arrow.
  • Evil Redhead: Flaming red hair and nuttier than a bag of Snickers.
  • Fallen Cupid: She's a mentally and emotionally unbalanced archer who evokes Cupid imagery.
  • Has a Type: She apparently falls for anyone who saves her life.
  • Mad Love: Green Arrow clearly isn't interested in her, but try explaining that to her...
  • Not Good with Rejection: She says this word for word when Oliver rebuffs her yet again.
  • The Mentally Disturbed: The torture she received after being kidnapped by Checkmate left her seriously messed up. COBALT formula has helped stabilize her mindset, but is definitely not a cure.
  • Older Than They Look: The COBALT formula rejuvenated her physically and gave her enhanced senses.
  • Redhead In Green: Has red hair and dresses in green to imitate Green Arrow.
  • Room Full of Crazy: Leads Oliver to her apartment as a horrifying Grand Romantic Gesture, as her room has news articles about Green Arrow plastered on the walls, a collection of heart-shaped arrows hanging on her vanity, a Stalker Shrine, and a floor decorated with lit candles and rose petals.
  • Shell-Shocked Veteran: The trauma from her time as a special ops soldier was what caused her to volunteer for a Super Soldier progam.
  • Super Senses: All of Carrie's senses are at borderline superhuman levels, this includes the five basic senses as well as her sense of balance (equilibrium) and other auxiliary senses such as temporal and spatial awareness.
  • Statuesque Stunner: As Oliver can attest, she might be bonkers, but she's gorgeous and is 5'9"/175cm tall.
  • Villainesses Want Heroes: Her entire concept is based around the fact she wants to get in a relationship with Green Arrow.
  • With Great Power Comes Great Insanity: The treatment she went through gave her enhanced strength, but seriously damaged her sanity
  • Yandere: If carving a heart on your chest with an arrow to show her devotion for Green Arrow doesn't prove you are crazy, nothing will.

    El Diablo (Chato Santana) 
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A former street gang member who's possessed by an entity who can summon flames.


  • Afraid of Their Own Strength: He is very reluctant to use his fire powers because of how much damage they can cause. In prison, we see him getting beaten repeatedly by affiliates of his old gang, but he never fights back, afraid of letting the spirit take control of him again. He's in the infirmary recovering from injuries when Waller pulls back the curtain to look at him.
  • The Atoner: When he is recruited, he regrets using his destructive powers in the past and is very reluctant to use them again, until Deadshot pushes him over the edge amidst a battle.
  • Bald of Awesome: Has a shaved head and is very powerful.
  • Composite Character: Takes most of his characterization from his Suicide Squad incarnation.
  • Cursed With Awesome: He's easily one of the most powerful members of the team, but due to his traumatic past he's too scared to cut loose.
  • Demonic Possession: He refers to his powers as a curse, as he's actually the new host of the Spirit of Vengeance entity. He even refers to "El Diablo" as a separate entity.
  • Gratuitous Spanish: Given he has a Latino background, he has many lines when he speak or curse in spanish words either.
  • Gods Need Prayer Badly: A related case. The more wealth and respect he won as a street criminal, the stronger his pyrokinetic abilities became, as if feeding on his success.
  • Legacy Character: He's the second person to take the El Diablo identity after Lazarus Lane.
  • Martial Pacifist: He avoids fighting whenever he can, but Deadshot motivates him to the point where it is necessary.
  • Not Wearing Tights: Unlike everyone else at the Squad, as El Diablo he simply wears casual clothes.
  • Number of the Beast: His Arkham Asylum Patient number (#81666) is a nod to Chato Santana's first comic book appearance: El Diablo Vol. 3 #1 in 2008 and the biblical number of the beast: 666.
  • Pint-Sized Powerhouse: He's the shortest male on the Squad at 5'6"/165cm tall, but in terms of sheer destructive power, he's only surpassed by the Enchantress.
  • Playing with Fire: He possesses pyrokinesis, to the extent he's basically a walking flamethrower.
  • The Quiet One: He doesn't talk a lot on the field and tries to keep his unwillingness to use his powers under the radar as long as possible.
  • Tattooed Crook: His body is covered in tattoos, both images of death — like the Sinister Scythe on his forehead — and words.

    The Enchantress (June Moone) 

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