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     Superman (Clark Kent/Kal-El)  
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Born on the planet Krypton, Kal-El was sent to Earth as a baby shortly before his planet exploded. Discovered and adopted by a couple living in the town of Smallville, Kal-El, now named Clark Kent, discovers his superpowers as he grew up. Learning of his Kryptonian heritage, Clark decides to dedicate his life to truth, justice, and the American way. Clark currently lives a double life in the city of Metropolis, as a mild-mannered reporter for the Daily Planet, and as Superman, the Man of Steel.

  • 100% Adoration Rating: Everyone in Metropolis loves him, and he loves them back. Well, everyone that isn't an unrepentant criminal and/or a through-and-through villain, like (and especially) Lex Luthor. It helps that in addition to his heroics, he frequently makes public appearances for charity, and accepts interviews regularly to achieve as much transparency as possible.
  • The Ace: He's an All-Loving Hero with a 100% Adoration Rating from the common citizens of Metropolis, a clear winner of the Superpower Lottery and a Nice Guy to boot. He qualifies by default. Even his civilian identity as Clark Kent is one of the Daily Planet's best reporters, where he can use his Super Speed to type up a story right up to the last seconds of the deadline.
  • Action Dad: He's the father of seven children (three that are adopted and four being biological) called Conner, Mia, Chris, Jon, Laura, Carol and Jane.
  • Action Hero: As someone who fights all kinds of criminals in a daily basis, Superman is involved in plenty of action.
  • Adorkable: Several times, especially as Clark Kent. His shyness and sweet nature are very much genuine.
  • Badass Bookworm: In addition to his career as a journalist, Clark has written two best-selling novels "The Janus Contract" and "Under a Yellow Sun".
  • Bash Brothers: With his cousin Kara Zor-El.
  • Beware the Nice Ones: He's one of the nicest, most easy-going guys you could ever wish to meet... but on the rare occasions someone (i.e. Darkseid, Mongul) really sets him off, he's downright terrifying.
  • Blue Is Heroic: His classic blue costume, natch.
  • Brought to You by the Letter "S": His iconic S symbol of his chest.
  • The Cape: The Ur-Example. He could just about be considered the Trope Codifier; the fact that he wears a cape is one of the main reasons why capes are associated with costumed superheroes.
  • Chest Insignia: His famous House of El S crest. This one has more resemblance to the Kingdom Come chest logo.
  • Child of Two Worlds: One of the best-known examples in fiction. He was born on Krypton and raised on Earth, and for a while believed he was the last Kryptonian. His struggle to reconcile both sides of his heritage would take a significant part of his history.
  • Clark Kenting: The Trope Codifier.
  • Clark Kent Outfit: Trope Namer. For the most part, he wears oversized clothes to hide his imposing physique in his civillian identity. If someone takes notice, he can just say he works out.
  • Convenient Coma: Unlike other adaptations he does sort of get killed by Doomsday, instead he was almost killed that it cause him go to a comatose state due his injuries until Adrianna Tereshkova a.k.a Void and Lord Emp gave him the Kherubim elixir to wake him up
  • Costume Evolution: Went from the classic blue suit with red undies at the beginning to his career as a hero and founding member of the JLA to a now advanced Kryptonian Armor suit which is a combination of both New 52 and DCEU outfits.
  • Did You Just Punch Out Cthulhu?: On more than one occasion Superman has singlehandedly defeated eldritch abominations, Physical Gods, and ACTUAL gods. He once defeated an entity that was essentially the embodiment of the universal desire for annihilation and oblivion by channeling the literal power of hope and the desire for life through himself into a tangible force.
  • Eye Beams: Superman can fire beams of intense heat from his eyes. These beams can be made invisible, allowing him to work undetected, but when fired at full-strength the effect is displayed as an intense red burst from his ocular cavities.
  • Farm Boy: Was raised as one.
  • Flight: Superman is capable of defying gravity and flying at supersonic speeds (maximum speed: 7,000 MPH) in a planetary atmosphere and possibly faster while in space.
  • The Glasses Come Off: Just when Clark does it, it's a different reason than the trope usually has.
  • Happily Adopted: With the Kent Family.
  • Happily Married: He's married to Lois Lane.
  • Humble Hero: One of his definitive character traits.
  • I Am Who?: At the time Clark will discovered his powers to his childhood and through his teenage years and learns he's an alien he runs away to Opal City.
  • Ideal Hero: Duh.
  • Intrepid Reporter: Clark is one of the best reporters on the Daily Planet payroll, bested only by his wife Lois Lane... though Clark is much better at spelling and grammar.
  • Kryptonite Factor: He is the Trope Namer of course with his weakness to Kryptonite (radioactive Green Rocks from his home planet), he has only basic resistance to magic, Cannot see through lead with his x-ray vision powers, red sun radiation can temporarily rob him of his powers, and there's a whole spectrum of colored Kryptonite with varying effects
  • The Leader: Superman has proven many times over his ability to command respect and inspire others with his charisma, ardor, and idealism. He often serves as the primus inter pares of the Justice League.
  • Mundane Utility: He uses his laser eyes to sew clothing and shave himself.
  • Nigh-Invulnerability: His body is nigh-invulnerable due to his superhumanly dense cellular and anatomical structure as well as his radiating bio-electrical aura. Superman is under some circumstances resistant or immune to different forms and levels of lacerations, blunt force trauma, energy-based assaults, falls from great heights, explosions, the cold void of space, toxins and all known diseases on Earth.
  • Official Couple: with Lois Lane natch.
  • Overprotective Dad: Superman is extremely protective of those he sees as his family, particularly his adoptive and biological children and the children of his friends. As a result, he often struggles to restrain himself when they're in the crossfire and works tirelessly to keep his kids safe.
  • Papa Wolf: Being the nice guy and great hero he is, Superman obviously falls under this trope. Especially mess with Karen, his adopted children Conner, Mia and Chris or his biological children Jon, Laura, Carol and Jane, and you'll be under a worse ass-beating than usual from Supes.
  • Primary-Color Champion: His trademark blue suit with red cape, boots and insignia.
  • Sensory Overload: Because of his super hearing, Superman's ears are extra-sensitive to extreme noises.
  • Superpower Lottery: The undisputed champion of this trope, who demonstrates powers like solar explosions, heat vision, Flight, multi-story jumping, Nigh-Invulnerability, freeze breath, Super Intelligence, Super Speed, Super Strength, Super Senses, Super Will, X-Ray Vision, etc.
  • Super Breath: He can create hurricane force winds by blowing, and also chill his breath to freeze a target. He can also breathe in large amounts of air to dispel clouds of gas by exhaling it.
  • Super Senses: He has superhearing that allows him to hear clouds scraping together or a cell splitting, or hear across a vacuum, telescopic vision, microscopic vision that allows him to see electrons, can see the entire electromagnetic spectrum (including infrared, X-Ray, etc.), and more.
  • Super Strength: The exact limits of Superman's strength are unknown, but he has demonstrated the capacity to lift nearly 400 metric tons with exertion, thereby categorizing his strength in the Class 8 Enhanced Strength Threshold as cataloged by ARGUS, making him one of the strongest beings on Earth. Different periods and intensities of exposure to Earth's solar radiation can cause his strength to fluctuate over time.
  • Underwear of Power: Certainly a Trope Codifier. He used to wear his signature Red Trunks after starting his career as a Superhero.
  • Trademark Favourite Food: Clark's favorite meals include Hot Dogs, Beef Bourguignon, and Rhubarb Pie. He also likes the pretzels with mustard from the pretzel vendor two blocks down from the Daily Planet.

     Wonder Woman (Diana of Themyscira) 
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Diana of Themyscira is the daughter of Queen Hippolyta, ruler of the mythical Themysciran Amazon tribe which lives on Paradise Island, and Zeus, god of thunder and king of the Olympians. Legends say she was made of clay and mud by her mother and given life by Zeus, but Diana herself says she was made through the much more typical (and fun) method of procreation. By the time that Diana was born, the Amazons of her tribe had already settled Themyscira, fading into the realm of myth and legend.

Officially recognized as an ambassador of Themyscira, the Princess of Paradise Island became quite the sensation. Her celebrity status was a monster Diana wasn’t prepared to overcome. In the wake of the events of the September 11th, 2001, the U.S. Government was interested in gaining Themyscira’s assistance in the war on terror. Diana knew her mother had no interest in the wars of men, but Diana agreed to help the military on two conditions: she’ll be given an undercover identity to help her enjoy life as an average mortal might and that she be allowed to work alongside Steve Trevor.

  • Ace Pilot: A novice pilot, Wonder Woman is becoming more and more adept in the operation of her Invisible Javelin.
  • Action Mom: Despite Diana having a complicated relationship with her older daughter Aresia, she later becomes the mother of Steve Trevor's children Jason and Stephanie Trevor.
  • Amazonian Beauty: She has muscular build of her body, also a literal Amazon and she is definitely beautiful.
  • Ambadassador: Ambassador of Themyscira.
  • Battle Boomerang: Diana's golden tiara serves as proof of her royal identity and doubles as a throwing weapon, as it is razor-edged and can cut through most substances. The tiara has also been given an enchanting feature by Zatanna that enables her to only be recognized as Wonder Woman when wearing the tiara, thereby giving her civilian identity as Diana Prince an added layer of protection.
  • Bi the Way: Diana is this as The Casanova since growing most of her entire life in the Lady Land of the Paradise Islands and she have no problems with both genders.
  • Casual Kink: Based on something Oracle overheard Steve Trevor say, Diana might have a secret bondage fetish. Barbara really doesn't want to know more.
  • Chest Insignia: The upper part of her outfit is shaped like an eagle, or two juxtaposed "W", alternatively.
  • Celebrity Superhero: In the Soft Reboot, she lives openly as Princess Diana, she has abandoned the secrecy of her Diana Prince identity. She still works for the D.E.O as a day job to help pay the bills, keep an eye on ARGUS, and because she likes it. At work, she goes by Special Agent Prince, but anyone who cares to know will know she is Wonder Woman.
  • Combat Stilettos: Her boots are generally heeled.
  • Composite Character: Diana in Earth-27 is composite with Exoristos, one of members of the Demon Knights in the comics as part of the precursor teams of the Seven Soldiers.
  • Cool Plane: The Invisible Jet. A gift from the United States government for her many years of service, this is a state-of-the-art HTOL-capable Javelin outfitted with a remarkable cloaking device.
  • Corporate-Sponsored Superhero: Diana was sponsored by the US Government when they chose to capitalize on her's abilities and in turn, Diana had the US Military appoint Steve Trevor to her as a guide, liaison, pilot, and companion. In her search for Circe, Diana became embroiled not only in wars and government spycraft which Captain Trevor was able to help her with. However, her high ideals and wondrous abilities also swept her into the burgeoning field of costumed crusaders, and that required Diana to make a different sort of friends. Diana needed some "Super-Friends".
  • Divine Parentage: This version of Diana has both her Pre-Flashpoint and New 52 origins combined here. As she was made by clay from the classic backstory and a daughter of Zeus from the New 52.
  • Dude Magnet: As fitting for an immortal demigoddess, Diana is one of the most beautiful women in the world.
  • Dysfunctional Family: Diana has a...difficult relationship with her kid, though considering that the man she loved turned out to be an apokaliptan infiltrator that's understandable.
  • Gorgeous Greek: Diana herself is canonically considered World's Most Beautiful Woman in the DC Universe due to being blessed by Aphrodite with perfect beauty and a loving heart.
  • Genius Bruiser: She's an excellent tactician, probably exceeding Batman himself, and has the superhuman strength to back it up.
  • Hand Blast: When crossed, the gauntlets generate a remnant of the Aegis itself, forming an impenetrable barrier just in front of them which allows Diana to protect herself and those behind her from area attacks. They are also capable of channeling Zeus' holy lightning when struck together.
  • Happily Married: Married to Steve Trevor after the soft reboot.
  • Heroic Willpower: Wonder Woman has shown her will and courage sufficient to use a Green Lantern ring, having used Guy Gardner's ring against Doomsday when the abomination had knocked the Lantern unconscious.
  • Hypocrite: Diana hates being called "Princess", but that doesn't seem to stop her from using her royal lineage to her own advantage. Even Barbara calls her an hypocrite for that.
  • Kryptonite Factor: As the daughter of Zeus, Wonder Woman shares his weakness to weapons made of Adamant. Injuries caused by such weapons inflict painful wounds upon the divine, causing damage which heals at a much slower rate.
  • Lady of War: She's a master of many forms of combat and stated by Batman to be the best melee combatant in the world. She uses her bulletproof bracelets and Lasso of Truth to great effect and, while unarmed, graceful maneuvers and powerful blows, all while having a regal demeanor as Princess of Themyscira.
  • Leotard of Power: She is the classic example. She wore her classic leotard when she officially started as a heroine in 2003.
  • Lightning Bruiser: Being superhumanly strong and lithe, and she can employ graceful maneuvers and powerful blows at high-speed. Being Semi-Divine, she also can take several hard hits and keep going.
  • Living Lie Detector: Thanks to her enchanted lasso, it is probably one of the most well-known examples. The Lasso is able to force people to tell the truth - it takes godlike willpower to prevent this, and the subject will not be able to lie, only avoid saying anything at all.
  • Made of Indestructium: Her Bracelets and Lasso.
  • Nigh-Invulnerability: Though not to the same level as Superman, which is why she has those wristbands.
  • Non-Human Humanoid Hybrid: She's a Olympian/Amazon hybrid and has the appearance of a human just like the two species.
  • Official Couple: With Steve Trevor.
  • Pregnant Badass: In Hippolyta's Bio VOX source Diana ends up later pregnant by Steve Trevor to their second child.
  • Pride: Part of her Royal Heritage, and a strength and weakness in one.
  • Royals Who Actually Do Something: She's a princess and her people's champion.
  • The Runaway: Diana was this when she first escaped to the island to go with Stephan Lowell and formed a family with him. Ten years later Diana was discovered by her mother’s agents while in a nearby town for supplies. Not wanting her mother to know of her family, Diana peacefully returned to Paradise Island. Only to escape a few days later and flee back to her family home. Diana was shocked to find the home burned to the ground. Believing she had lost her family, Diana returned to Themyscira of her own volition. Hippolyta forbade Diana from further ventures to Man's Realm, and for once, Diana listened... She no longer had reasons to go.
  • Semi-Divine: Daughter of Zeus, much like the New 52 version.
  • She's Got Legs: As part of her original battle armor and JLA costume, emphasized by her long boots.
  • Shockwave Clap: She can slam her vambraces together to fire off a blast wave powerful enough to send even Doomsday reeling.
  • Sibling Team: With Donna and Cassie.
  • Single Woman Seeks Good Man: Diana was in love with Stephan Lowell first. Stephan was the only man that Diana had met that could hold his own against her in combat and their sparring sessions heated up on a number of occasions. Diana later fell in love with the brave, selfless, and kind-hearted Steve Trevor.
  • Smash Sisters: With Andraste and Nubia.
  • Super Reflexes: How else can she deflect machine gun fire with only her bracelets?
  • Super Strength: Granted by Demeter. Because of her link to the planet granted to her, Diana claims to be "Stronger than Hercules". Wonder Woman has shown she is strong enough to hold her own against or even beat those like Superman in contests of pure strength and able to physically outmatch other beings such as Power Girl. ARGUS ranks Wonder Woman in the Class 7 Enhanced Strength category.
  • Trademark Favourite Food: Diana's guilty pleasures are food from Taco Whiz and ice cream. She loves Taco Whiz so much, she has made an arrangement with the owner of a Taco Whiz in Gateway City to get free food whenever she shows up in costume to take pictures with the kids. She makes sure to do so at least once a month now.
  • Wise Beyond Their Years / Omniglot: Granted by Athena. Diana possesses great wisdom and intelligence. She also has an instinctive ability to understand, read, write, and speak many Earthly languages her native Themysciran, Ancient and Modern Greek, English, Spanish, Portuguese, French, Mandarin Chinese (she expressed "difficulty" with the tones of Cantonese during an interview with Lois Lane), Russian and Hindi. Plus, through precise muscle control, she can mimic other people's voices for short conversations. It is much more difficult, for her to mimic a man's voice than another woman's voice.
  • World's Most Beautiful Woman: She is canonically supposed to be this, having been blessed at birth by the goddess Aphrodite.

     Batman (Bruce Wayne) 

     The Flash (Barry Allen)  
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Bartholomew “Barry” Allen is the only surviving son of Henry and Nora Allen (Barry’s twin brother died in childbirth). As a child in Fallville, Iowa, Barry was known for being late, often daydreaming, and always having his head in the pages of a comic book or science fiction novel. When Barry was twelve, his life turned upside when he came home from the library to find his mother murdered. Police arrested Barry’s father, who professed his innocence. Barry swore that he would find a way to prove his father’s innocence.

When Barry stumbled upon his father’s file in his lab, Barry sat down and looked at it once more. In an epiphany, Barry saw he had overlooked a key piece of evidence that revealed Henry had killer Nora. Devastated that he had spent his entire life dedicated to a lie, Barry began to tear his lab apart, getting doused in chemicals in the process. Still enraged, Barry then ran to the rooftop (possibly to throw himself from the roof) where he had fateful encounter with a lightning bolt.

After being struck by a lightning bolt, Barry Allen slipped into a coma for six months. When he awoke, he soon discovered that a latent metahuman gene in his body had activated, changing his body to give him enhanced reflexes, an accelerated metabolism (seriously, you would not believe how much food this guy puts away on a slow day), enhanced vision, a turbocharged brain, and of course superspeed. Being the good-hearted person that he was, Barry decided to become a crime fighter like the heroes in the comic books he always reads.


  • Action Dad: Father of Bart Allen & Jessie Allen.
  • Adorkable: He comes across as the most socially awkward, clumsiest one. His lack of punctuality, terrible humor, his love for comics and anything related to science makes him even more adorkable.
  • Badass Bookworm: He likes reading and science. And he is probably the most powerful man alive.
  • Battle Couple: Iris is a Badass Normal Action Girl, and she isn't shy about joining Barry in the field from time to time.
  • Big Eater: Pretty much a given because he has to eat to regain his super speed. He requires tremendous amounts of energy to run at superspeed and maintain his speedster physiology. Though Barry usually does this through special energy bars that Cisco has cooked up, he still requires no less than seven high-calorie meals per day to maintain his powers at peak levels. Skipping a meal has a distinct effect on his performance. If you think all this sounds bad, you should how much a teenage speedster needs to put away... Yeesh!
  • Birds of a Feather: Barry shares a birthday with his wife Iris.
  • Blow You Away: By rotating his arms at super speed or running in a circular motion, Barry can manipulate the airflow around him to create strong vortexes of wind.
  • Chest Insignia: A golden lightning bolt.
  • Chronic Hero Syndrome: His biggest and probably only flaw. He wants to fix everything and help everyone but his lack of time management makes everything actually worse.
  • Composite Character: Barry's appearance such as his blonde hair and blue eyes from the comics and other media. His costume is taken straight of his Arrowverse incarnation.
  • Cool Teacher: According to Wally at least, anyway.
  • Cool Uncle: To Wally West.
  • Deadpan Snarker: Especially around Ollie or Ralph, Barry's snark goes off-charts.
  • Dimension Traveller: Barry is capable of breaking the dimensional barrier with his speed to traverse between dimensions.
  • Dork Knight: He's a bit awkward and is prone to geek-outs, but he's brave and has a big heart.
  • The Everyman: Be it among the JLA or team Flash, he's just a noble nerd with a penchant for heroism.
  • Flash Step: No pun intended. There's a reason why he was nicknamed "the Flash" at first. To normals, whenever Barry uses his speed, all that's seen is a trail of lightning.
  • Gadgeteer Genius: Not to the extent of Cisco, but he can put together some impressive tech.
  • Happily Married: With Iris West.
  • Hair of Gold, Heart of Gold: Blonde and an angel without wings.
  • Heroes Want Redheads: Married to Iris, who has the same red hair color as Wally.
  • Hot Scientist: When The Flash becomes Barry Allen, he's a CSI for the police; Barry has a degree in forensic science.
  • Humble Hero: Barry Allen is a very confident man but never crosses the line of being cocky.
  • Incorruptible Pure Pureness: According to John Stewart, Barry's optimism and overall sense of hope would be enough to power a Blue Lantern ring, should one become available.
  • Insufferable Genius: Cisco saw Barry annoying like this when he's sick of hearing his known "Flash Facts". Cisco's ready to beat him with a keyboard if he hears another one.
  • The Lab Rat: The Trope Codifier.
  • Loves My Alter Ego: Subverted. Iris was already in love with him as Barry Allen by the time he became Flash. He spent most of his initial run as Flash married to her
  • Motor Mouth: It's hard to get him to stop once he starts talking.
  • My Greatest Failure: Barry feels partially responsible for his mother's death. This irrational guilt has caused him to subconsciously punish himself by distancing Barry from his loved ones, which comes back to bite him.
  • Nerds Are Sexy: Considering that he is a scientist who is a combination of Adorkable and Mr. Fanservice, Barry definitely qualifies as a very attractive nerd.
  • Never Gets Drunk: Thanks to fast metabolism, the most Barry can get is a slight buzz, and that's from drinking heavy, heavy alcohol.
  • Nice Guy: Barry is the archetypal Silver Age hero, complete with being one of the nicest guys around.
  • Papa Wolf: Attack his family and he will make you hurt. Big Time with Wally West/Impulse, his nephew and his children Jessie Allen/Miss Quick and Bart Allen/Kid Flash.
  • Parental Abandonment: Barry's mom was murdered when he was twelve, and his father was convicted for the murder.
  • Perma-Stubble: Barry needs to shave three times a day to prevent blowing his secret identity. Barry has found it easier to use a pair of electric clippers and maintain a certain level of stubble rather than deal with trying to be clean-shaven 24/7... not to mention the cost of razors.
  • The Professor: By far the most overtly intelligent of the speedsters, and a forensic scientist by trade
  • The Pollyanna: He is an eternal optimist who always sees the best in every situation. He's an easy-going and laid-back person who has huge amounts of patience, understanding, and kindness for most everybody. His life motto is literally "Every second is a gift". Can't get more optimistic than that.
  • Power Incontinence: Despite his superspeed, Barry is late for just about everything.
  • Pungeon Master: His usual sense of humor
  • Red Baron: "Fastest Man Alive"
  • Red Is Heroic: a.k.a The Scarlet Speedster.
  • Science Hero: He's a CSI scientist, and uses his speed in creative ways with his science knowledge
  • Shock and Awe: When moving at super-speed, Barry generates electric energy that he has learned to manipulate to a certain degree, enabling him to expel bolts of lightning in combat.
  • Super Speed: He's the Flash aka The Fastest Man Alive. Barry is arguably one of the fastest beings in all of existence. He is fast enough to easily outpace Superman. His top speed is unknown, but he has been clocked at moving Mach 25 (19,000 MPH).
  • Thou Shall Not Kill: While he'll definitely go above and beyond to not kill someone, he will do it if necessary. He's made it clear that, being a cop, he can see it being the only right choice sometimes. Surprisingly, Barry supports the death penalty.
  • Vitriolic Best Buds: With Oliver Queen/Green Arrow and Ralph Dibny/Elastic Man.
  • Wide-Eyed Idealist: He is known for being always optimistic and hoping for the best in any situation, even when said optimism isn't just unrealistic, but downright dangerous.

     Black Canary (Dinah Lance)  
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Eldest Daughter of Quentin Lance and Laurel Drake, Dinah decides to follow the foosteps of her mother as a crime fighting vigilante and heroine as Black Canary.


  • Absolute Cleavage: Dinah on both her civilian and Black Canary outfits has so much cleavage.
  • Ace Pilot: Though Dinah prefers to leave the flying of the Aerie-One to Zinda, Dinah is capable of operating the aircraft, as well as JL Javelins and the Aerie-Two.
  • Action Mom: She's the adopted mother of Roy Harper and Stepmother of Connor Hawke and Emiko Queen. She's also the Biological Mother of Cissie King-Jones.
  • The Alcoholic: Downplayed. While Dinah is a social drinker, she doesn't indulge as much her husband does. In fact, due to her father's disability following his run-in with Ignatius Ogilvy and his subsequent dependency on his pain medication, Dinah has developed a paranoia regarding narcotic drugs. She's even been known to reject painkillers for work related injuries.
  • Animal-Themed Superbeing: A type II "Animal Alias" variation.
  • Arch-Enemy: Lady Shiva.
  • Arrogant Kung-Fu Guy: Almost literally. Aside from knowing full well how powerful she is, she has actual combat skills to boast.
  • Badass Driver: Dinah is a talented operator of most road-based vehicles, including being trained in high-speed pursuit and defensive driving techniques. On a motorcycle, Dinah is practically a virtuoso.
  • Battle Couple: With Oliver Queen/Green Arrow.
  • Birds of a Feather: Dinah's blood type is AB-, the same as Oliver Queen's.
  • Clark Kenting: A blonde wig really isn't that effective of a disguise to hide her brunette hair. This is something she did back as a nightclub singer at the Iceberg Lounge.
  • Combat Stilettos: Very much her costume has this.
  • Cool Bike: The Canary Cycle, Dinah has a Harley-Davidson 883 Sportster called but with custom handlebars and tank, with reinforced frame, souped-up Kord Automotive Engine, and armored plating.
  • Domino Mask: In her early career, Dinah wore a mask but has since given up on it, though the fact that Huntress' own mask resembles her old one has not gone unnoticed by her and serves as a constant source for friendly banter.
  • Empowered Badass Normal: She is a excellent fighter. With the addition of her sonic power, she is more badass.
  • Fight Like A Normal: She very rarely actually uses her "Canary Cry" ability and she's probably gone on streaks of not using it at all, but she's a martial artist good enough to give Lady Shiva pause.
  • Good Girls Avoid Abortion: Dinah ends up pregnant with Ollie's child but after he inadvertently cheated Dinah with her own sister Sara who was under orders from his evil ex Nyssa, she decided to give birth to a daughter and had no choice to put her child on adoption by fear of being targeted by her enemies.
  • Good Is Not Nice: She acts like an Anti-Hero, but fights for the side of justice.
  • Happily Married: She married Ollie once. Until Nyssa Al'Ghul forced her sister Sara to cheat with Ollie in front of her causing the married couple to divorce and remain as partners Though Dinah knows this was not Ollie's fault as he had been drugged, she still needed some space. They went back together and Ollie proposed her again.
  • Logical Weakness: A sufficiently powerful and accurate blow to Dinah's throat can cause her to lose the ability to use her Canary Cry effectively.
  • Make Me Wanna Shout: Her Canary Cry sonic attack. Her scream has been shown to be strong enough to make Superman's ears bleed so Barbara took some liberties and decided a combination of a direct hit at full power, with the sensory overload of a guy with superhearing... yeah, that could knock out Big Blue.
  • Mama Bear: Dinah has a soft spot for children in general and will give extra helpings of pain to anyone responsible for endangering or harming them. Especially with her adopted son Roy, his Stepchildren Connor and Emiko or his daughter Cissie.
  • Multi-Melee Master: Dinah is highly skilled in the use of bows, swords, knives, batons, and improvised weaponry such as broken bottles and the like. Though she prefers to fight hand-to-hand, she is quite adept at grabbing whatever weapons are available to make use against an armored opponent.
  • Mundane Utility: Dinah plays a harmonica which she uses to strengthen her breathing and vocal cords.
  • Official Couple: With Oliver Queen.
  • Related in the Adaptation: In E27 version she and Tim Drake are cousins due to a philandering shared grandfather, though this was only figured out later due to the distance between both Drake families.
  • She's Got Legs: Damn straight. Highlighted by her trademark fishnets.
  • Stocking Filler: She wears fishnets, Dinah and Zatanna have gone into together to purchase a considerable bulk supply of fishnets.
  • Super Senses: Dinah possess hearing on par with Superman and has demonstrated herself to be more proficient in the interpretations and recognition of various sounds than the Man of Steel. Another one up she has on Big Blue is that her heightened hearing has a sort of 'sensory shield' which protects her ears from excessive noise (such as her Canary Cry).
  • The Strategist: Dinah is also considered a strong leader and strategic thinker, which has led to her being made Chairwoman of the JLA.
  • Vitriolic Best Buds: She is this with Huntress after some initial... rivalries.
  • Warrior Therapist: Dinah has taken a number of psychology night courses to aid her substance abuse therapy volunteering efforts. Her interest in this field field stems from her father's struggles with alcoholism and substance abuse, a condition which Dinah herself is genetically predisposed to but has never had a problem herself. Dinah used this expertise when Roy Harper returned from his time in the League of Assassins to help him kick his dependence on the drugs which Cheshire had addicted him to and to also recover from the trauma of losing his arm.
  • World's Best Warrior: Dinah is one of the most skilled martial artists on the planet. She has also been trained by Ted Grant, who is formerly the Heavyweight Champion of the World, in the art of Boxing, Muay Thai, Capoeira, Krav Maga, and Hapkido. She has also been trained in Dragon Style Kung Fu and pressure point fighting by Ricardo "The Dragon" Diaz. Thanks to Wonder Woman, Dinah has also been trained in Amazon martial arts, but is strictly a novice in that kind of fighting style. Other styles she's mastered include Savate, Judo, Aikido, Jujitsu, Wing Chun, and Tae Kwon Do.
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     Green Arrow (Oliver Queen)  
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A billionaire playboy more interested in girls, drinking, and partying than doing anything with his life until becoming stranded on a (supposedly) deserted island for five years after assassins killed his parents and later being kidnapped by Ra's Al Ghul and League Of Assassins, which he became a hardened killer. Oliver returned to Star City and began a crusade to save the city as a vigilante and a hero as the Green Arrow.


  • Ambiguously Human: Barbara Gordon theorizes that Oliver may be a metahuman, due to his exceptional archery skills. This is why his race is listed as Human with a question mark.
  • Ace Pilot: He used to own and fly his own airplane called the Arrowplane. He still has some skill in flying different types of planes.
  • Action Dad: Ollie is the adoptive father of Roy Harper and Biological Father of Connor Hawke & Emiko Queen. He's also the Biological Father of Cissie King-Jones.
  • Action Politician: Ollie ran for office and became the mayor of Star City for a significant amount of time. He has since resigned from being the mayor and has continued to lean on political issues from time to time. He is a true social justice warrior and a far-left liberal.
  • Archer Archetype: Archery is by far Oliver's preferred method of hunting, however, the ability to hunt comes from years of training, patience, and survival. He is proficient enough in hunting to pursue a cougar without it ever noticing. Oliver is perhaps the best conventional tracker in the Justice League.
  • Badass Beard: Well, the beard IS awesome.
  • Badass Normal. He has no super powers but he's skilled at marksmanship & martial arts.
  • Battle Couple: With Dinah.
  • Color Character: Green actually.
  • Composite Character: While he has the looks from the Arrowverse, his personality has more in common with his Comic-book and DCAU incarnation.
  • Deadpan Snarker: He has a very deadpan and sarcastic sense of humor, which is one of the reasons why he was part of the founding members to provide the 'normal human' point of view, so in a way, the rest of the team is asking for it.
  • Determinator: No matter what enemies stand against him, Green Arrow never surrenders.
  • Doting Grandparent: Oliver was this to Lian Harper, daughter of his former sidekick and thought to be dead Roy Harper aka Speedy I/Arsenal.
  • Guns Akimbo: Although not his preferred weapon, Oliver is very skilled in the use of firearms. He has displayed great accuracy with handguns and machine guns. Even Slade Wilson has complimented Oliver's skill with firearms.
  • In the Hood: Based of the Grell era costume.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Despite his snarky attitude and general smugness, few would dispute that Oliver Queen's heart is in the right place regardless of where his head might be stuck.
  • Long-Lost Relative: Unaware to him after he cheated Dinah with Sara. She was pregnant with a daughter called Susanna "Cissie" King-Jones before she divorces him and sent the child on a orphanage for fear of being track down by enemies.
  • Lost at Sea: He was shipwrecked and stranded on a Deserted Island for a significant amount of time in his backstory.
  • Master Swordsman: Ollie is also very proficient with a sword, though it is not his preferred weapon of choice. Bruce claims that Oliver can easily defeat him if the two were to duel with blades.
  • Official Couple: With Dinah Lance. Though both were once married until Nyssa Al' Ghul forced Sara Lance by seducing Ollie and cheated Dinah, it caused both Dinah and Ollie to divorce each other and take a break. Later they get back together by proposing her again.
  • Multi-Ranged Master: Throwing knives and a bow and arrow.
  • Not So Stoic: He can be quite frightening when he loses his cool.
  • Obfuscating Stupidity: Upon his return in Star City, he immediately tries to hide that he's changed by acting like he did years ago. Whilst he drops it as it becomes more apparent to those around him that he's no longer that guy, he still invokes this trope to help hide his vigilantism. It's gradually faded out over the years, especially during his campaign for mayor.
  • One-Note Cook: Ollie makes a mean bowl of chili.
  • Papa Wolf: Oliver Queen might be a nice guy. But mess or hurt his adopted son Roy or his biological children Connor and Emiko, you will get a Big Time ass-whoopin.
  • Recovered Addict/The Teetotaler: Oliver Queen quit drinking from 2003 to 2007. The aftermath of learning of Roy's supposed death caused him to relapse.
  • Really Gets Around: Oliver Queen has a mostly undeserved reputation for having trouble keeping his arrow in his quiver. For examples of the list are: Nyssa Al-Ghul, Mei Gulong, Dinah Lance, Carrie Cutter and Sara Lance. During one time he kissed Chloe Sullivan during a interview to him in which Dinah wasn't even happy about that.
  • Team Dad: He does not cut his team any slack and is determined to whip them into shape with constant discipline. But at the same time he'll move heaven and earth to keep them from coming to harm.
  • The Friend Nobody Likes: Ollie doesn't have a great reputation among the superhero community due to his smug tendencies and boorish behavior.
  • The Slacker: It seems odd to say with all of his accomplishments and his work for social justice reform, but Oliver Queen is a slacker at heart. Oliver often doesn't like to take things too seriously... except for when he does.
  • The Straight and Arrow Path: One of the Trope Codifier.
  • Trick Arrow: The Trope Maker. These are a collection of specialized arrows. Among them are: Concussive Grenade Arrow, Capture Foam Arrow, Grapnel Arrow, Flashbang Arrow, Exploding Arrow, Boxing Glove Arrow, C4 Arrow, C4 in a Boxing Glove Arrow.
  • Vitriolic Best Buds: With Bruce Wayne/Batman and Barry Allen/The Flash.
  • Your Cheating Heart: Ollie cheated on Dinah with her sister Sara not knowing that she was manipulated against her will under the orders of Nyssa Al' Ghul.

     Martian Manhunter (J'onn J'onzz) 
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The Alien Atlas. The mysterious Manhunter from Mars is one of the JLA's longest-serving members. Although he arrived on Earth in the 1940s, J'onn laid low for decades before he felt comfortable revealing himself to humanity and quickly became one of the Justice League's founding members. Underneath his cold exterior is a warm and caring soul, and many consider him to be The Heart of the League.


  • The Ageless: He can certainly be killed, but if Martians age at all, it must be incredibly slowly.
  • Alliterative Name: Both his real name and his codename.
  • Arch-Enemy: Malefic and Despero are his most personal foes.
  • Badass Arm-Fold: A common pose of his.
  • Bald of Awesome: J'onn and most other Green Martians don't have hair in their normal forms.
  • Big Damn Heroes: He's gotten into something of a habit of doing this.
  • Brutal Honesty: Does not mince words or sugar coat the facts when explaining the direness of situations.
  • The Cape: He is the most well-loved superhero in the entire southern hemisphere of Earth, and he is more powerful than Supes under certain circumstances.
  • Composite Character: In Earth-27, J'onn is a composite character with John Tane and Mark Shaw. John Tane is the western era hero Johnny Thunder, who was also part of the Rough Bunch, with Hawkman's previous reincarnation as Nighthawk and Jonah Hex; Mark Shaw was one of the people who took the name Manhunter in the comics.
  • Creepy Good: Although one of the most kind and noble heroes in the DCU, J'onn's glowing red eyes, stoic demeanor and ability to shapeshift does creep out a lot of people, even meta-humans.
  • Friendly Rivalry: From his work as a Manhunter, J'onn has developed a friendship with fellow Manhunter Lobo.
  • Genius Bruiser: The Martian Manhunter possesses highly advanced reasoning and logic capabilities and uses them to great effect. Despero once claimed that Ted Kord's mind (IQ 192) was the most intelligent mind he had ever encountered, with J'onn J'onzz being the previous bearer of such an honor. The Martian Manhunter's particularly astute reasoning capabilities and long-term association with Earth's global population give him an edge in dealing with humans of diverse governments, cultures, and religions. As a result, in the northern hemisphere of Earth, the Manhunter is one of many costumed adventurers battling against entropy, yet in the southern hemisphere, he is more well-known than even Superman and is very highly praised in South American nations.
  • Gentle Giant: While his shapeshifting makes him vary in size, shape and form. In any variation of his normal form, he is kind, gentle, compassionate and patient.
  • I Have Many Names: "J.J.", Martian Manhunter, Marco Xavier, William Dyer, John Tane, Mark Shaw.
  • Honorary Uncle: For Megan Morse/M'gann M'orzz/Miss Martian. They aren't really related but he treats her like his true niece.
  • Humorless Aliens: Might seem like one, is actually very warm and friendly by Martian standards.
  • Intangibility: He can phase through solid matter, but no explanation of this power has been given.
  • Mission Control: One of his most essential roles in the Justice League. Thanks to his keen intellect, strategic mind and psychic powers, J'onn can serve as kind of switchboard operator, keeping the other members of the League in mental communication through him to coordinate strategies and maneuvers during battle.
  • Mind Probe: The Martian Manhunter can also use his telepathic abilities in an offensive manner. He has the ability to cause mental shutdown in a target using his psionic powers. The Manhunter does not use this power often due to the invasive nature and harshness of such a telepathic attack.
  • Nigh-Invulnerability: The bio-morphic structure of the Manhunter's body allows him to absorb almost all kinetic energies such as high caliber-bullets, shrapnel, or flying debris easily. He can harden his bio-polymers by rebinding them and increase his durability to the point where he is nearly on par with Superman.
  • Older Than They Look: J'onn is well over 200 years old and he still describes himself as 'in his prime'. Apparently Martians are known to live in excess of 700 Earth years.
  • Overprotective Dad: Cisco's little nervous around J'onn J'onzz because Cynthia considers him to be her surrogate father.
  • Parental Substitute: J'onn acts as the surrogate father of Cynthia Reynolds/Mirage.
  • Psychic Radar: The Manhunter can use his telepathy to pinpoint the location of a desired individual, at some pretty fantastic ranges. Just as well, since he generally has to fly up into orbit in order to not get confused by all the ambient thinking.
  • Scary Black Man: In his cover identity, he's tall and has an imposing demeanor. The Red Eyes, Take Warning just adds more to it.
  • Space Police: Back on Mars, J'onn was a "Manhunter," which is basically a very high-profile policeman. His mother was one, too.
  • The Spock: J'onn possesses a wealth of scientific knowledge and technological expertise, crucial to the success of the Justice League.
  • Sweet Tooth: J'onn's taste for Choco cookies (essentially chocolate Oreos) is carried over from the comics.
  • Telepathy: J'onn's most frequently used power these days. It's shared by all other Green & White Martians (save Malefic), and by Despero, who also features Mind over Matter, Playing with Fire, and Reality Warper abilities.
  • Tall, Dark, and Snarky: He is a tall and imposing man. Even as J'onn, he's very guarded and wary to trust others.
  • Trademark Favourite Food: The Choco cookies (Oreos). His friends and Megan even think of doing an intervention.
  • Voluntary Shape Shifting: He is able to literally control the molecular structure of his body's bio-polymer and make it resemble anything he wants. He can form clothing and weapons with non-moving or non-functioning parts. There does not seem to be any limit to the number of people the Manhunter can imitate and has stood in as a double for many famous people. He is also able to change colors.
  • Weaksauce Weakness: He has allergic reactions to fire and intense heat.
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