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     Lex Luthor 
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The president of United States of America and is one of the most brilliant men alive. Luthor presents a benevolent public face while using his wealth, intellect, and resources for mysterious reasons.


  • Adaptation Name Change: In E27 Lex's company it's called LuthorCorp instead of LexCorp simply because Word of God thinks the name "LexCorp" is silly. Not many people name their Fortune 500 Companies after their first name.
  • Affably Evil: Luthor tries to present this way, he may actually be fairly reasonable when he's not dealing with Superman. One thing that is often noted is that Lex is actually quite sincere about how he treats his employees, and he has respect for blue-collar people who go beyond their means to get ahead (since he used to be one as well).
  • Alliterative Name: Lex Luthor. He's one of the many L.L. who litters the Superman mythos.
  • And That's Terrible: A nod to The Superdictionary as the Trope Namer. Lex's juvenile criminal record includes an incident in which he, as a prank, stole a catering van from a convention his father was hosting. Ultimately no one was hurt, except the forty or so sheet cakes which were spilled over a three mile stretch of road when Lex did not secure the back doors properly before stealing the van.
  • Archnemesis Dad: Towards Superboy who was created at his instigation from his and Superman's DNA.
  • Bald of Evil: Perhaps the iconic example.
  • Benevolent Boss: Luthor may be a tyrannical boss, or a master manager who takes careful care of his underlings' needs.
  • Big Bad: If somebody is screwing with Superman's life, the odds of it being traced back to Luthor stand at somewhere around ninety percent.
  • Corrupt Corporate Executive: In addition to engaging in a wide variety of unethical business practices, LuthorCorp is deeply involved with the illegal arms trade in Metropolis and beyond.
  • Crazy-Prepared: He made several bunkers around the world, all of which contain weapons and tools (both man made and intergalactic) to combat Superman.
  • Cut Lex Luthor a Check: Lex is the Trope Namer. He's the smartest man in the world, but he wastes his resources on fighting a flying alien in blue spandex because he's angry that there's someone out there that's better than he.
  • Dark and Troubled Past: His abusive childhood is just the tip of the iceberg.
  • Deadpan Snarker: Almost half of what he says is snark, and he's never less than 100% deadpan.
  • The Dreaded: By superhero and supervillain alike. Anyone who can go up against Superman and come out even time and again tends to earn the fear and respect of every cape, cowl, and criminal out there.
  • Driven by Envy: Lex was the most beloved figure in Metropolis before Superman arrived, and he will never forgive "the alien" for taking that from him.
  • Even Evil Has Loved Ones: He deeply cares about his half-sister Luna, his wife Erica Alexandra and his daughter Lena Luthor acting as his own Morality Pets.
  • Foil: Superman and Luthor stand, respectively, atop the pinnacles of physical and intellectual perfection, have a vast array of powers at their disposal (Superman's innate, Luthor's technological), and understand what it's like to be isolated from society. Yet where Superman tries to use his powers (which are uniquely his) to help the rest of the people around him, Luthor uses his (which are at least partly owed to his workers and the various alien races he's lifted concepts from) to exploit people for his own gain. Throw in the fact that Superman is an alien who nevertheless represents the best of humanity, and Luthor is a human who represents the worst of humanity, and you've got a solid contrast.
  • Green-Eyed Monster: Towards Superman. No matter what Lex does he will never be as powerful, as loved, or as good as Superman.
  • Irrational Hatred: His hate for Superman is based on nothing but his own personal prejudices.
  • Laser-Guided Karma: Luthor's exposure to Kryptonite allowed him to keep Superman at bay and get away with all sorts of crime, but eventually he learned it had given him fatal cancer.
  • Locked Out of the Loop: In Earth-27, the general population don't know about Lex Luthor's criminal activities, he is regarded as a respected business person, and now the president of the United States; even though Superman and most of the Justice League suspects he has been involved in many evil deeds. He is the financial backer of the Legion of Doom, and a member of The Light, two criminal organizations, but the heroes of Earth don't know about it. However Gorilla Grodd's Oracle File indicates he withdrawn his support.
  • Narcissist: Probably the best diagnosis for Lex, given his inability to see others as anything other than extensions of himself, his pathological need to be the most important person in the room, and his identification with beings like Brainiac and the Joker.
  • President Evil: The Trope Namer, in fact.
  • Secret Secret-Keeper: He's aware that Clark Kent is Superman thanks to a file he stole from his father before he went to Europe.
  • Screw the Rules, I Have Connections!: What money cannot buy, political influence and business connections can.
  • Screw the Rules, I Have Money!: There's not a lot of things Lex's money can't buy.
  • Villain with Good Publicity: Lex got himself elected to president of the United States. He endorsed and advertised to give amnesty of Alien imigrants to form The Advena Legion.
    • As President, Luthor has championed universal healthcare, justice reform (including no longer enforcing federal bans on recreational and medicinal uses of marijuana), and extensive immigration (including extraterrestrial immigration) reform. He has also championed the second amendment, the rights of corporations, and slashed defense spending by considerable margins. He holds a 85% public approval rating.
  • We Used to Be Friends: Lex Luthor and Clark Kent both became friends after he and Clark clash into into a river with Lex's sport car in accident that almost killed him. Lex was knocked out and Clark saved his life, but later their friendship went sour after Clark keep his secrets away from him.

     Mercy Graves (Yosha) 
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Lex Luthor's amazonian bodyguard, assistant and right-hand woman. She's the mother of alchemist Epiphany Graves, the wife of John Constantine.


  • Affectionate Nickname: Lex Luthor give her the nickname of "Vanilla", when he was still getting used to his staff when he first moved to Smallville.
  • All of the Other Reindeer: Growing up, she was constantly bullied and harassed by the other Amazons in her tribe. This bullying escalated to the point where she was beaten and left for dead several times. To add insult to injury, she was deliberately barred from taking her tribe's Rite of Passage, effectively making her a second-class citizen. Small wonder that she chose to run away.
  • Artificial Limbs: She has a sophisticated robotic right arm which can turn into an Arm Cannon.
  • Badass Driver: She's an expert driver and mechanic.
  • Black Widow: According to her she claims to have had over 8 husbands.
  • Bodyguard Babes: In addition to acting as muscle for Luthor, she's also his bodyguard.
  • Combat Medic: On top of being an Amazon, she's also a trained surgeon.
  • Composite Character: Mercy being an Amazonian is taken straight from the comics, she also has a robotic arm similar to her counterpart in Young Justice and her appearance is also based of Tao Okamoto's portrayal in Batman v Superman: Dawn Of Justice.
  • Dark Action Girl: Mercy is usually presented as very good in a fight as she is an Amazon.
  • The Dragon: She's Lex Luthor's right hand woman and Chief of Staff of his run as President of the United States.
  • In-Series Nickname: Lex gave her the nickname "Vanilla".
  • Meganekko: Wears very thick glasses.
  • Older Than They Look: Despite looking in her early thirties, she was born on 2000 B.C.E. making her several centuries old.
  • Omniglot: She can over speak over 30+ languages.
  • Really 700 Years Old: She was born during Prehistory during in 2000 BCE.
  • Related in the Adaptation: She's the daughter of Myrina the Black, making her half-sister of Grail. She's also the mother of Epiphany Graves, the wife of John Constantine.
  • Statuesque Stunner: While a bit short for an Amazon, at 5'9" / 1.75 m, she fit the bill.

     Parasite (Rudy Jones) 
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Once a janitor at S.T.A.R. Labs, exposure to radiation gave him the ability to absorb power upon touch. His absorption abilities have been evolving over time.


  • Achilles' Heel: He gains the weaknesses of those whose powers he copies, usually with greater effect than the originals.
  • Bald of Evil: Lost all of his hair upon gaining his powers.
  • Energy Absorption: This is how he copies abilities. Otherwise he wouldn't be known as a parasite.
  • From Nobody to Nightmare: Janitor to deadly, sadistic supervillain.
  • Horror Hunger: His hunger leads him to desperation and starvation.
  • Logical Weakness: Taking Superman's powers means he also gains his weaknesses, creating one of the few times kryponite is actually helpful to Superman.
  • Power Copying: Can copy abilities by touching someone, although he also copies their weaknesses.
  • Power Parasite: Absorbs the powers of anyone he touches.
  • Related in the Adaptation: He's the uncle of Don Jones, who would become the mutant warthog Bebop.
  • Secondary Color Nemesis: His skin is purple and his energy absorption is colored green.

     A.M.A.Z.O. 
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Created by Professor Ivo with revolutionary high-tec Technology. This android can replicate the powers of any metahuman he encounters.


  • Awesomeness by Analysis: Amazo has the ability to copy one's powers, natural abilities, equipment, and DNA signature simply by looking at them.
  • Calling Your Attacks: He has to say the name of whatever Justice League member whose powers it has copied before it can use them.
  • Composite Character: His appearance is based on his Young Justice incarnation.
  • The Dragon: To Professor Ivo.
  • Implacable Man: He's really hard to stop, and he never slows down until he completes his objective.
  • Power Copying: Can copy the powers of any superhuman being in his vicinity, and can copy multiple powers at once.
  • Red Eyes, Take Warning: It has glowing red eyes. Robot and all that.
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     Metallo (John Corben) 
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He is an invulnerable cyborg with superhuman strength who uses his Kryptonite power source against Superman, therefore, making him a dangerous foe.


  • Attack Its Weak Point: Disabling his Kryptonite core is usually the only way to stop him.
  • Brain in a Jar: His Arkham Asylum mugshot shows his living human brain in a container.
  • Chest Blaster: His most consistent weapon is his ability to project rays from his Green Kryptonite heart.
  • Healing Factor: His robotic bodies sometimes include a self-repair function that causes him to stitch himself back together
  • Heart Light: His heart always glows green from the Kryptonite.
  • Hollywood Cyborg: A living brain powered by a Kryptonite heart, encased in a steel body, and in turn encased in vat-grown flesh? It doesn't get much more Hollywood than that
  • Implacable Man: Is sometimes played this way, with his nigh-indestructible body, and ability to weaken Superman making him virtually impossible to stop. He'll just keep on advancing, no matter what Superman (or anybody else) throws at him.
  • Man of Kryptonite: Metallo's Green K heart does bad things to Kryptonians, and he's often able to project its energies in the form of Eye Beams and other weapons.
  • Nigh-Invulnerability: His robotic body makes him difficult to kill.
  • Secondary Color Nemesis: His armor has green highlights due to Green Kryptonite.
  • Skull for a Head: His mechanical head always resembles a skull.
  • We Can Rebuild Him: Who rebuilt him and why varies, but this is always the source of Metallo's augmentation

     Tobias Whale 
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The leader of the 100, Tobias Whale and his minions have fought the Outsiders. He is the archenemy of Black Lightning.


  • Arch-Enemy: By far the most well known enemy of Jefferson Pierce and certainly the most personal.
  • Badass in a Nice Suit: His white suit.
  • Badass Normal: Whale has no superpowers, but his bulk and brilliant criminal intellect still make him Black Lightning's worst enemy and a force to be reckoned within the Metropolis underworld.
  • Bald of Evil: Completely bald and a major threat towards Black Lightning and his family.
  • The Don: Of the Metropolis branch of The 100, one of DC's largest criminal gangs.
  • Fat Bastard: Whale is built like the proverbial brick outhouse, tipping the scales at a morbidly obese four hundred pounds.
  • Gold Tooth: His mouth is full of them.
  • Good Scars, Evil Scars: Has one across his right eye.
  • Man of Wealth and Taste: Whale always dresses expensively, in the best clothes his drug money can buy.
  • No-Sell: His thick skin and blubber makes him resilient to electrical attacks, which barely faze him.
  • Red Baron: "The Great White Whale".
  • Stout Strength: Four hundred pounds. Immensely strong.
  • Unskilled, but Strong: Whale lacks Jefferson's athletic training, but at four hundred pounds and six foot five he doesn't really need it.
  • Villain in a White Suit: Has a nice white suit to show he's the leader of the 100.
  • Would Hurt a Child: He clearly has no compunction trying to kill Jennifer Pierce for interfering with his plans.

     Veronica Cale 
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Self-made millionaire and former member of S.T.A.R. Labs, Veronica Cale resents the adulation that follows Wonder Woman everywhere and believes that as a woman who fought for everything she's acquired, she deserves it far more than a Amazon born with divine abilities.


  • Ambition Is Evil: Cale ambitions and desire to be the ultimate female role model are at the core of her villainy.
  • Blondes Are Evil: It's dyed but the point remains.
  • Corrupt Corporate Executive: Heads up a major company and uses her money to flagrantly violate the law.
  • Driven by Envy: Much as Luthor wants to be Superman, so too does Cale want to be Wonder Woman, claiming that if a Wonder Woman exists, it has to be her, and not Diana.
  • It's All About Me: Veronica is willing to try killing one of the world's greatest superheroes, endangering thousands in the process, just to make sure that the media talk about her when they think of powerful women.
  • Manipulative Bastard: Very good at manipulating employees and the press. When it comes to supervillains, her record gets a lot weaker.
  • The Resenter: Believes herself to be a far better female role model than Wonder Woman is, and deeply resents Diana for being the one that women the world over idolize.
  • Smarter Than You Look: The cleavage-barring shirts, blonde dye job, Texan accent and gaudy bead jewelry do well to disguise the ambitious and manipulative woman Cale is. Of course, she's not as smart as she thinks she is.

     Cyber-Cat (Christina Chiles) 
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A cybernetic armor created and worn by a scientist.


     KGBeast (Anatoli Knyazev) 
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Anatoli Knyazev is a cybernetically-enhanced super-assassin who has clashed with Batman on several occasions. Formerly a Soviet agent, Anatoli is now a freelance mercenary.


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     Roulette (Veronica Sinclair) 
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Roulette is a incredibly sneaky, manipulative and devious villian who makes her money in many illegal rackets, most notably fighting tournaments involving metahumans. She is a formidable martial artist herself and can fight with the best.


  • Badass Normal: She might not have powers, but she's a very skilled martial artist.
  • Bare Your Midriff: Her dress has an opening that shows the snake tattoo running along her stomach.
  • Deadly Game: Often puts the heroes through various death traps that she has crunched the numbers on.
  • Dragon Lady: While she's not really Chinese, she ticks all the boxes. She even has a snake tattoo.
  • If My Calculations Are Correct: This is her shtick; though she has no superhuman powers, Roulette is a genius at calculating odds and gambling winnings.
  • Lady in Red: Wears an elegant red dress when hosting fights.
  • Manipulative Bitch: She reaps most of her money and influence by finding different ways to pit heroes against one another for public entertainment.
  • Sinister Shades: Always sporting her sunglasses. She only takes them off while imprisoned.
  • Statuesque Stunner: At 5'9"/175cm, she fits the bill.

     Onomatopoeia ("Kevin Hester") 
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A Serial Killer who enjoys targeting badass normals, the enigmatic Onomatopoeia is an eccentric murderer who communicates only in sound effects; the last thing most of his victims hear is his impression of the weapon he is about to use on them. He is an enemy of Batman and Green Arrow.


     The Key (Grant Porter) 
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The Key is a super-villain and enemy to the Justice League. Using psychotropic drugs he unlocked the potential of his own brain-power, dramatically increasing his intelligence. His genius-level designs allowed him to become a super-criminal, with robot henchmen and a key-blaster as his weapon.


     The Pelican 
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A pelican which supposedly caused the accident that turned Larry Trainor into the Negative Man. Despite its apparent demise, Larry is convinced it somehow survived, and now it's plotting its revenge against him.


     Toyboy (Anton Schott) 
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The unhinged son of Winslow Schott aka Toyman. After his father's suppossed death he was mentored by Barton Mathis aka Dollmaker and seek revenge to Superman as the third Toyman.


  • Affably Evil: He can be quite genial, particularly to Cat Grant, though in a very creepy way.
  • Cain and Abel: The Cain of his older sister's Winnie's Abel.
  • Composite Character: Of Winslow Schott Jr. from Superman: The Animated Series, with the alias from a living toy created by Winslow Toyboy.
  • Cool Mask: Wears an ever-smiling mask that he never removes.
  • Evil Redhead: Beneath the mask he's redhead, and is not a very stable person.
  • Legacy Character: Third Toyman after his father and Jack-In-The-Box. He's also the second Dollmaker after Barton Mathis.
  • Malevolent Masked Men: Wears a seriously creepy toy mask.
  • The Napoleon: Unlike his father who was very tall, he has a complex about his height, and will get violent if pointed out.
  • Official Couple: Dating Mathilda Mathis.
  • Pædo Hunt: While breaking Barton and Mathilda from prison, he gave several pedophiles the "Dollmaker treatment".
  • Robotic Reveal: It is revealed his mind was transferred to an android body created by Winslow, built with help from Barton Mathis.
  • "Well Done, Son!" Guy: He clearly wanted to emulate his father and get his approval, something that Winslow never showed around him. He unfortunately found a parental figure in Barton Mathis.

     Prometheus 
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A mysterious antithesis of Batman and Green Arrow. Throughout his career, he was a threat not only to the law enforcement agencies, but also to superheroes, especially the Justice League.


  • Badass Normal: So Badass that he has on two different engagements defeated Green Arrow and Arsenal completely single-handedly.
  • Didn't See That Coming: He didn't take into account Tommy Merlyn's presence nor mental state when he and Oliver confronted Prometheus at his lair, and that would lead to his death.
  • The Dreaded: Inspired fear on par with Batman. Even Sinestro thought of recruiting him for his corps.
  • The Faceless: Like in the comics his face and true name are unknown.
  • Feel No Pain: Often boasts of being able to effect this via flooding his body with endorphins.
  • Genius Bruiser: He is a polymath who has specialized in multiple fields of Physics, Biology, Algebra, Technology, English, History, and Religion.
  • Omniglot: He was able to speak English, Portuguese, Spanish, Chinese, Arabic, Indian, Japanese, Afrikaans, Korean, German, Russian and probably other languages. He also apparently knew sign language.
  • Posthumous Character: Apparently killed by Tommy Merlyn and Oliver Queen.
  • Powers as Programs: Literally. With his helmet, he can download skills directly into his brain, allowing him to evenly match Green Arrow, Batman and Lady Shiva in a fight.
  • Purple Is Powerful: His armor has a purple tint, and is one dangerous bastard.
  • Smug Snake: He thinks he's smarter than he is, and bites him the ass more often the not.
  • Walking Armory: His suit is full of weapons, and includes grenades, a shoulder cannon, adamant blades, a gauntlet embedded with kryptonite, a flamethrower and more.
  • Your Head Asplode: Tommy Merlyn managed to jam an explosive arrowhead in his visor, taking his head and helmet clean of his shoulders.

     Mr. Nobody (Eric Morden) 

     Mr. Mxyzptlk 
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Mr. Mxyzptlk is a fifth-dimensional imp with the power to do almost anything he can imagine.


  • Alien Geometries: His power is derived from the fact that he's five-dimensional compared to mere three-dimensional beings.
  • Badass Fingersnap: He sometimes uses finger-snaps to initiate his reality distortion.
  • Beware the Silly Ones: 99% of the time, Mr. Mxyzptlk just wants to use his awesome Reality Warper powers to play harmless practical jokes and be a funny pest. He's a cartoonish man-child through and through, but his power is unbelievable and he could wipe out all of reality with a fart or a sneeze if he felt like it.
  • Breaking the Fourth Wall: Mxyzptlk is also able to do this. As his portrait shows fingersnapping the DC Comics logo from 2016, the E27 Logo and artist Phil Cho's autograph signature.
  • Dimensional Traveler: One of the many inhabitants of the Fifth Dimension.
  • Great Gazoo: An imp from the fifth dimension.
  • Huge Girl, Tiny Guy: He's an imp that's not even three feet tall, while Ms. Gsptlsnz is of average height.
  • The Jester: Was a court jester in his home dimension.
  • Nice Hat: His purple bowler hat.
  • Official Couple: Engaged to Ms. Gsptlsnz.
  • Pint-Sized Powerhouse: He's an imp even smaller than Bat-Mite, yet he possesses unfathomable power in the Third Dimension.
  • Pointy Ears: Comes with being an imp of sorts.
  • Reality Warper: Mxyzptlk possesses an unlimited ability to warp reality within the third dimension in any way he can imagine. His powers have been described alternatively as the product of fifth-dimensional magic or advanced technology from the fifth dimension that appears to be magical to third-dimensional beings. Attendant with his abilities is the fact that Mxyzptlk himself is not limited by physical laws: he needs no sustenance such as air or water, can exist in any environment (whether the bottom of the sea or in outer space) and is not vulnerable to any kind of real physical harm.
  • Secondary Color Nemesis: Dresses in purple and orange.
  • Story-Breaker Power: Easily the most powerful member of Superman's Rogue's Gallery, with the only reason he doesn't defeat Superman outright is because he willingly restrains himself.
  • Ugly Guy, Hot Wife: He's an imp while his betrothed is very human-looking and quite hot.
  • The Unpronounceable: Oh, that array of consonants makes discussion/spelling hard. It usually goes from "Mix-pih-tulk" to Mix-yez-pitl-ick". Backwards, it's easier to say ("Kel-tip-zex-im.").
  • Weaksauce Weakness: His only apparent vulnerability is that whenever he speaks his name backwards, he is shunted back to the fifth dimension, and all effects of his "magic" vanish, making everything as it was before he appeared. This is a temporary deterrent: after ninety days, he can again visit the third dimension at will.

C.R.I.M.E.

     Bruno Mannheim 
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Devoted follower of the Crime Bible and leader of C.R.I.M.E. He's one of the most powerful gangsters in Metropolis and a psychopath, who worships the idea of crime itself.


     Whisper A'Daire 
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A snake woman who works for Mannheim.


     Chang Tzu 

The Covenant

     Hath-Set 
  • Arch-Enemy: He's the most personal and longest lasting enemy of Hawkman and Hawkwoman.
  • The Ghost: Mentioned but not introduced yet.
  • Reincarnation: Much like the Hawks, Hath-Set has been reincarnating throughout the ages to enact his revenge on them.

     Gentleman Ghost (Jim Craddock) 
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A 19th century ghost with a grudge against Hawkman and Hawkgirl.


  • Achilles' Heel: He has a weakness to Salt, Iron, Magic like all ghosts.
  • Adaptational Dye Job: His clothes are of different colors rather being just white.
  • Affably Evil: He's quite polite and friendly to other villains. He has even helped heroes on occasion.
  • Classy Cane: Carries one to go with the gentleman look.
  • Con Man: Used to be this back when he was alive.
  • Cool Gun: His old school golden revolver which he carried many years ago. Each still fired and work perfectly despite their years of age.
  • The Faceless: His face is almost always invisible and uses this power to hide his true decayed face.
  • The Gunslinger: As a former member of the Rough Bunch, he's a pretty good shot.
  • High-Class Glass: His monocle located on his invisible face.
  • Vengeful Ghost: Because of his resentment and attachment, he's very difficult to get rid of.
  • Weaksauce Weakness: Although he is a ghost and can become completely intangible, the Gentleman Ghost can still be harmed by salt, iron, magic, Holy Relics and Nth Metal.
  • We Used to Be Friends: He was friends with the members of the Rough Bunch, but after being killed by Nighthawk he has become their enemy, especially of Hawkman and Hawkwoman.
  • Who Wants to Live Forever?: Part of his grief is that he can't pass on to the afterlife.

     Shadow Thief (Aviva Metula) 
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  • Achilles' Heel: Her suit is considerably less powerful when surrounded by bright light and it offers very little protection from other Nth metal weaponry or any constructs made from light (such as those created by Lantern Rings).
  • Badass Israeli: Former Mossad and ARGUS agent who uses an incredibly advanced skinsuit.
  • Casting a Shadow: Her suit allows to blend in, transform into and control shadows.
  • Composite Character: While mostly based on the second Shadow Thief, one of her aliases is Carla Sands, the gender-flipped name of the first Shadow Thief.
  • Curtains Match the Windows: Brown hair and brown eyes.
  • Empowered Badass Normal: Aviva is a highly-talented combatant, having trained extensively in various martial art forms, including Krav Maga, Savate, and Capoeira.
  • Fantastic Racism: Because her brother was most likely murdered by The Reach, she has developed a hatred for all aliens.
  • Living Shadow: She wears a skinsuit that transform him into one. She cannot be harmed by ordinary means and doesn't feel much physical pain, even when exposed to significantly hostile forces. The armor does have some weaknesses, but Aviva doesn't advertise that info.
  • Sanity Slippage: Overuse of the suit and the tainting of the Nth Metal it's made of has eroded her sanity with time.
  • Super Senses: Aviva can see in perfect darkness and has her other senses likewise enhanced at night or in darkness. Furthermore, she has the equivalent of supernatural senses for the purposes of seeing and interacting with astral forms and ethereal beings.
  • Stealth Expert: Even without the suit, she's so good at infiltration and being unseen she might as well be a ghost.

Norsefire Party

     In General 
  • Composite Character: The Norsefire Party's actions, motivations and their events are based on the movie version. They also have the Wildstorm team the Establishment as their official sanctioned metahuman team, and associates include Sister Superior, Lionel Hawkins, Roger Huntoon, Daphne Pennyworth and the adoptive parents of Tim Hunter, Bill and Holly Hunter.
  • Fantastic Racism: Besides their racism and homophobia, Norsefire also persecutes metahumans and magic practitioners.
  • Putting on the Reich: Norsefire are Neo-Nazis, so it's not too odd.

     Adam Sutler 
  • Composite Character: His last name "Sutler" is taken straight from the film adaptation as opposed to "Susan" in the comics.
  • Evil Is Petty: As is the case with any dictator, his governmental policies are the result of his own beliefs and personal wants.
  • Evil Overlord: He rules England with an iron fist, eliminating anyone he views as a threat.
  • Politically Incorrect Villain: He is an anti-Semitic, homophobic, white supremacist responsible for exterminating these groups along with metahumans from Great Britain.
  • President Evil: Although he eschews titles like President and goes simply by High Cancellor, he ticks nearly every box associated with this trope, including being a despot in complete control of the country and police, having a cold, merciless personality, and being a demanding, Mean Boss to his underlings.
  • Those Wacky Nazis: His name is two letters away from Hitler, and that's just the beginning of it.

     Peter Creedy 
  • The Dreaded: He is universally feared by the citizens living in Norsefire England and viewed with unease by other members of the regime.

     Eric Finch 

     Lewis Prothero 

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     "Max" 
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  • Badass in a Nice Suit: Wears a white suit and she's a capable marksman and martial artist.
  • Conspicuous Gloves: Wears a black glove on her left hand.
  • Gender Flip: In the comics Max was a man, but here is a woman.
  • Legacy Character: The codename "Max" has been passed at least since the early 20th Century, making Clay theorize she's not the same Max that tried to burn them. She's apparently the first woman to carry the codename.
  • Mysterious Past: Nothing is known about the past of this Max or that of her predecessors.
  • Omniglot: Believed to speak English, Spanish, Japanese, German, Mandarin, Arabic and Afrikaans.
  • Only Known by Their Nickname: Max is merely a title and her real name is unknown.
  • Supernatural Gold Eyes: The only consistent characteristic all Max share is that they have either gold or amber eyes, something that's unique enough it brings to mind the supernatural.
  • Villain in a White Suit: Dresses in a fancy white suit and is an enforcer of a nebulous organization.

     Wade LaFarge 
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  • Adaptation Name Change: Rather than the codename Ravager (which currently belongs to Rose Wilson), he simply goes by his real name.
  • Composite Character: Wade Travis, Max's enforcer in the comics, is combined with Slade Wilson's half-brother.
  • Conspicuous Gloves: Like his boss Max, he wears black gloves.
  • The Dragon: For Max, being her closest enforcer.
  • Private Military Contractors: Being one rather than an on-duty soldier was the first suspicious thing that clued Marian Grange that something was off about the supposed death of her husband and its circumstances.


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