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This page contains the character trope sheets of the various members of Earth 27 's Bat Family (including those within Batman Inc). Biographies, due to length and context, will be abridged with the originals specifically linked within their respective character tab.

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    In General 
  • Badass Family: Either by blood, marriage or adoption, they're one of the strongest crime fighting families in the world.
  • Badass Normal: They don't have superpowers (with the exception of Duke who has a meta-gene), but that doesn't mean they can't duke it out with all sorts of super-powered individuals and don't come out on top.
  • Bat Family Crossover: Trope Namer.
  • Charles Atlas Superpower: Batman has had intense training for more than a decade to prepare for his war on crime. He has also given nearly equally intense training to all of his proteges.
  • Child Soldiers: Dick, Barbara, Jason, Helena, Tim, Stephanie, and Duke all started out as these. Cassandra was one under her father, David Cain, and started out as one as a vigilante. Damian still is one.
  • Combat Pragmatist: As Batman once said, it's not fighting unfair, it's winning.
  • Crazy-Prepared: It's how they're able to keep up with their superpowered colleagues.
  • Doesn't Like Guns: Except for Damian, who's been trained from birth to use them, but he comes to abide by this rule of the Bat-family while with Bruce. Dick, Jason, Luke and Kate Kane are also exempt.
  • Dysfunction Junction: See their individual sections. The DC Universe seems to have a compulsion against giving any of the Batfamily a happy life.
  • Good Is Not Soft: Batman is also this. The various Robins however, and the Batgirls also fit closer.
  • Secret Identities: They all have secret identities.
  • Teeth-Clenched Teamwork: This is usually what you get if you put two or more of them on the same case.
  • Thou Shalt Not Kill: Once again except for Jason and to a degree Damian (who was raised to be a killer, and abides by the Batfamily's no-kill policy but still doesn't entirely believe in it). Kate also mostly refrains from killing out of respect for the Bat symbol, but has killed or threatened to kill various enemies and doesn't have the same moral issues with it that Bruce does.

    Batman / Matches Malone / Insider (Bruce Wayne)
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Abridged Bio: Born into one of the great founding families of Gotham, Bruce Wayne became the solo heir of the Wayne fortune after the tragic death of his parents in the early 1980s. Young Bruce's vengeance could not be quelled, even with his parents' killer apprehended, as the exposure to Gotham's crime cesspool had only inspired him to dedicate his adolescent to young adult years learning skills from various worldly sources (some of mysterious and questionable intent). Despite a bittersweet start in attacking Gotham's underworld upon his return to the city as arsonist Matches Malone, Bruce finally cemented himself in a decades worth of crime-fighting under the guise of The Batman!

Full Bio (Recommended): Part One (1972-1986), Part Two (1986-2016)

  • Action Dad: Adoptive father of Dick Grayson, Jason Todd, Tim Drake and Cassandra Cain, and biological father of Damian Wayne, Terry McGinnis and Helena Wayne. He just happens to be the freaking Batman.
  • Affectionate Nickname: Ra's Al-Ghul addresses Bruce as "Detective", as a sign of respect. Talia usually calls him "Beloved".
  • The Alcoholic: Once upon a time, Bruce abstained from alcohol, even to the point where he would drink ginger ale instead of champagne at galas where drinking was expected. However, after the death of Jason, Bruce has picked up drinking actual alcohol.
  • Batman Gambit: The Trope Namer. As the World's Greatest Detective, Batman frequently predicts his Rogues' behaviors to his own advantage.
  • Belligerent Sexual Tension: With Selina. Even after marrying they still have their moments.
  • Broken Ace: Put simply, Batman is good at everything, but is also dangerously emotionally stunted.
  • Byronic Hero: He is incredibly charismatic, handsome, rich, and extremely competent. He also routinely acts outside of the law, creates weapons designed to incapacitate or kill his best friends should they go rogue, and is a Manchild who can't get over the trauma of his parents' death.
  • Chick Magnet: Bruce Wayne personifies this trope.
  • Cool Car, Cool Plane, Cool Boat and Cool Garage: The Batcave. Batman has an impressive fleet of Batmobiles for a variety of needs but most are armored and outfitted with upgraded engines and mobile forensic labs. Many of the Batmobiles are essentially tanks that drive like a sports car with a jet engine strapped to the back and have become Batman's signature vehicle. He also has a supersonic Batplane with spaceflight capability and a submersible Batboat. All of which contain the most state of the art equipment as Batman employs multiple of them, utilizing Harold to upgrade the back-ups regularly with even better tech.
  • Costume Evolution: Bruce starts out with a modern black and gray costume. Once he joins the Justice League, the costume takes some silver age inspiration with swapping the black colors with navy blue and adding a circular Bat-Emblem.
  • Dark Is Not Evil: Do not let his muted clothing and scowl fool you; Bruce solely targets criminals of all kind.
  • Death Glare: Quite famous for using these, despite being a Technical Pacifist.
  • The Dreaded: One of the most feared heroes in the entire DC Universe. It is widely known that Batman has the ability to instill fear in others, to the extent that even the people that know him best are intimidated by him, Batman regularly forces common criminals to flee in terror despite there being no evidence that he would actually kill anyone. Even those who aren't afraid of the likes of Superman fear Batman. His ability to inspire great fear has even impressed the likes of Sinestro.
  • Escape Artist: He has been described as second only to Mister Miracle as an escape artist. He has been seen escaping from a Posey straitjacket in less than 52 seconds and remarked afterward that the time was way too slow for him.
  • Eye Scream: By the Time of 2027 he's blind in his right eye.
  • Genius Bruiser: He's one of the most intelligent heroes in all of comics and has a figure that can pass for Superman in a dim light, is one of the world's greatest martial artists and stealth fighters, and only seems lacking in a world filled with superpowered heroes and villains... all of whom he can figure out how to defeat.
  • Good Cop/Bad Cop: In the "Lex Luthor" VOX BOX chat, Batman, of all people, acted in the good cop role besides Superman's bad cop when interrogating Luthor on Robin's disappearance.
  • Good Is Not Soft: Sure, Batman won't kill anybody, but he's not afraid to hospitalize criminals who cross his path.
  • Guile Hero: He's one of the sharpest heroes in DC universe of them all. If you lack superpowers than make them up with wits and smarts. There's a reason why he's called the "World's Greatest Detective".
  • High-Altitude Interrogation: One of Batman's favorite methods for questioning mooks.
  • Heroic Willpower: Although he has no superhuman powers, Batman's unstoppable determination and strength of will make him an extremely formidable opponent. This makes him able to function while tolerating massive amounts of physical pain, and also allows him to resist telepathy or mind control. His willpower is strong enough to operate a Green Lantern Ring when necessary as evidenced by his demonstrated ability to remove the rings of Hal Jordan and Guy Gardner, a feat only capable of doing by those who possess a more powerful will than the wearer.
  • Heterosexual Life-Partners: With Superman. While how much they initially got along varies, they are always each other's best friend in the present.
  • I Have Many Names: Batman has many aliases he uses to infiltrate the underworld or just to go undercover in public situations. The aliases he has used, which Oracle's aware of, are Matches Malone, Thomas Quigley, Detective Hawke, Sir Hemingford Grey, Frank Dixon, Gordon Selkirk, and Mr. Fledermaus.
  • Insufferable Genius: He's almost uniformly depicted as brilliant, but often shown as taciturn, short on social graces and prone to blunt speaking, if not downright rude. Even—sometimes especially—to his allies. Particularly when he's in the cowl.
  • Morality Chain: According to Batman's Level 7 Protocols on himself, he considers Dick, Jason, Tim, Cassandra, Damian, Harold, Sasha, Alfred, Selina, Barbara, and both Helenas to be his primary weakness. Barbara is not happy to be listed as a weakness as she feels they are the only thing that keeps Bruce from getting lost in some deep dark hole that he'll never be able to escape, but she can see his point. Bruce goes off the rails when they're threatened and absolutely goes batshit crazy (pun intended) when they are actually hurt or worse... Exploit this 'weakness' at your own peril.
  • Multi-Melee Master: Through his League of Assassins training, he has become an expert on all melee weapons. Wayne has displayed exceptional sword fighting capability and proficiency with knives, sticks, and various other weapons. He practices during his combat sessions to keep his skills intact, but he prefers unarmed combat.
  • Never My Fault: Will almost never admit to being wrong in an argument. It's partly why so many people have difficulty establishing any kind of relationship with him.
  • Obfuscating Stupidity: His guise as Bruce Wayne demands it.
  • Omniglot: He is able to speak Spanish, French, Latin, German, Japanese, English, Russian, Cantonese, Mandarin, Greek, Portuguese, Arabic, Sanskrit, Hindi, Thai, Farsi, Atlantean, Kryptonian, Themysciran, and possibly more that he isn't letting on.
  • Orphan's Ordeal: He watched his parents die as a kid.
  • Papa Wolf: Don't hurt his sidekicks or his actual, biological children. He'll take it poorly.
  • Photographic Memory: Batman has total recall and can remember just about anything in great detail.
  • Reality Ensues: He may be Batman, but eventually the years of crime fighting will catch up to him so by the time Terry puts on on the Cowl he'll need to use a cane to walk and can only help via a supporting role.
  • Really Gets Around: He's had relationships with many women, from brief flings to passionate romances until he finally chose to settle with Selina. The list include Andrea Beaumont, Talia al-Ghul, Silver St.Cloud, Vesper Fairchild, Diana Prince, Vicki Vale, Julie Madison, Jezebel Jet, Sasha Bordeaux, Chase Meridian, Jaina Hudson, and that one night stand with Black Canary.
  • Science Hero: Not quite as emphasized as the other flavors of hero he fills, but with his skill in scientific analysis and his seemingly unlimited gadgets, he more than qualifies.
  • Shell-Shocked Veteran: It should be obvious. Seeing your parents shot can give you psychological scars but believing that dressing up as a bat and act all vengeance and justice will honor their memories sure is a given proof that you need help.
  • Underestimating Badassery: Done constantly by superpowered villains who have never faced him before. After they do fight him, they figure out why he's one of the most feared heroes of them all.
  • Vitriolic Best Buds:
    • He and Clark Kent/Superman are depicted this way, as both Type 1 and Type 2 - while they respect each other and acknowledge there is a need for both of them, they would rather have as little to do with each other as possible.
    • Also this with Oliver Queen/Green Arrow during their time as members of the League of Assassins.
  • "Well Done, Son!" Guy: He does say it. It's just that he only says it when you've been perfect.

    Robin I / Nightwing / Agent 37 / Batman II (Richard "Dick" Grayson)
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Easily the most famous of the Robins, Dick Grayson was the poster boy for Sidekicks in the Golden Age and Silver Age. With a similar backstory to that of his mentor, Batman (parents murdered by a racketeer who, unlike the mugger in some versions of Batman's origin, was brought to justice or died depending on which story you read).

Eventually, however, he grew out of his role as a sidekick, and began to argue with the Dark Knight over crime-fighting. This lead to him establishing himself as a solo hero, Nightwing.

  • Action Dad: Recently discovered he has a daughter with Starfire named Mariand'r/Mary Grayson.
  • Adaptation Dye-Job: Dick has brown hair in Earth 27, while in the comics he's got black hair.
  • Aloof Big Brother: To Jason.
  • Amazon Chaser: One of his most prominent love interests is Starfire, a 7 ft alien princess. Most of his other love interests tend to be Action Girls.
  • Awesome Mc Coolname: Nightwing. Just say it. Dick Grayson is a pretty cool name by itself.
  • Badass Driver: Dick knows how to handle motorcycles and most other wheeled vehicles with expert finesse.
  • Beware the Nice Ones: He's one of the sweetest guys in the DC Universe, but if you manage to get him really angry, you will regret it.
  • Big Brother Instinct: He is very protective of the other Robins, and of some other young heroes.
  • Big Brother Mentor: Again, he is this to the other Robins and, as a founding member of the Titans, many other younger heroes.
  • The Cape: Very much, as a direct counterpoint to Bruce himself.
  • Chick Magnet: With Barbara, Kori and Catalina are just a few of the many that are drawn to Dick.
  • Chronic Back Stabbing Disorder: As a spy, he's done this quite a lot, though usually for good reasons.
  • Circus Brat: He still returns to the circus whenever they pass by Gotham and Bludhaven. He even ended up using his sizable trust fund to buy them out to save them from financial ruin.
  • Combat Parkour: Nightwing is quite flexible and agile because of his circus background.
  • Cool Car: Dick has his own Batmobile of sorts with convertible chassis that enables it to be disguised it as any similarly sized vehicle such as a taxi cab, a police car or a sports car. It houses a 2014 KordTech racing engine, automatic transmission and all wheel drive, dual batteries and puncture resistant tires. The car is not only bulletproof but also bullet absorbent in order to prevent stray ricochets from hitting innocent bystanders.
  • Cool Bike: Nightwing also has his own personalized model of the Batcycle, which he refers to as the "Wingcycle". To accommodate Barbara, Dick made sure the Wingcycle can be equipped with a passenger sidecar.
  • Costume Evolution: Dick started as Robin then evolved to black and blue Nightwing suit then upgrade it to red and black after joining the Justice League then went as Agent 37 then later donned the Batsuit.
  • Deadpan Snarker: Probably the snarkiest hero in the DC Universe. Even as Batman, he can't help himself from cracking wise.
  • Disappeared Dad: At some point, Bruce Wayne goes missing under mysterious circumstances. Dick adopts the Batman persona in the meantime as he tracks down Bruce's whereabouts with the Justice League.
  • Escape Artist: Due to his training with Batman, he possesses extreme skill in escapology. Dick's shown himself able to escape a maze before Kid Flash could and was even able to use a Tibetan Mind Technique that Zatanna taught him to escape from mind control.
  • Fair Cop: Dick Grayson joined the police force as a part of his goal to clean up Blüdhaven.
  • Good Is Not Soft: He acquired his attitude from Superman, but he learned how to deal with criminals from Batman.
  • The Heart: He's the pillar of the Bat-family.
  • Heroes Want Redheads: Dick has an admitted weakness for redheads. Something both Koriand'r and Barbara may have exploited a time or two.
  • Heroic Willpower: Like his mentor, Grayson has a very strong will. He is able to resist Scarecrow's potent fear toxins, resist and overcome mind control from Brother Blood, and according to Hal Jordan, Dick's presence at Battle of Alcatraz had put him on the short list of candidates to succeed the Green Lantern, Abin Sur and Hal was only chosen over Dick due to Hal being right there to receive Abin Sur's final instructions.
  • Improbable Aiming Skills: Grayson is also skilled with firearms, as he was trained by Batman to know how to handle them... but not to use them. Dick further developed this skill as a cop, scoring the marksmanship award in the academy. Though he doesn't use such weapons as Nightwing, Dick's day job does require he carry a gun.
  • The Leader: Barbara thinks this (and his agility) is where Dick has the edge on Bruce. Dick is a brilliant and experienced leader with superlative team skills, having served as a leader to the Titans, the Outsiders, and even the Justice League. Additionally, Dick's efforts to remain in contact with other heroes makes him a master at rallying, unifying, and inspiring the superhero community.
  • Legacy Character: Becomes the Second Batman after Bruce got injured fighting Bane.
  • Like a Son to Me: Bruce views him as one.
  • Like Brother and Sister: He's Platonic Life-Partners with Raven.
  • Parental Favoritism: No doubt that out of all the Robins and Batgirls, Dick is the only one that Bruce treats as an equal, sometimes even trusting him with secrets with him that Alfred isn't privy to. Bruce also admits that he's the only one who has the right to talk back to him.
  • Really Gets Around: Barbara (Batgirl I), Kori (Starfire), and Catalina (Tarantula) can all verify this.
  • Shock and Awe: Courtesy of those shock sticks.
  • Significant Wardrobe Shift
  • Taking Up the Mantle: Ol' Dick is in the trope picture for this one.
  • Tiny Guy, Huge Girl: His relationship with Starfire. He's only short relative to other superheroes, but she is almost two meters tall. More, counting her hair.
  • Trademark Favorite Food: Cereal.
  • Weapon of Choice: His escrima sticks.

    Batgirl I / Oracle (Barbara Gordon)
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Barbara Gordon is the daughter of Gotham City Police Commissioner James Gordon. Unlike Batman and Robin, who were possessed of pasts filled with angst, Barbara was a relatively lighthearted and cheerful crimefighter whose motivation was completely altruistic. However the Joker shot her in the spine and paralyzed her and then set her up with the Oracle role.

Incidentally, Barbara's identity as Oracle is arguably more important in Earth-27 than her role as Batgirl ever was. Of course, despite being primarily the brains of the Bat-family, she can still fight off anyone who's not a world-class martial arts expert.

  • Affectionate Nickname: Barbara gets called "Babs" by Robins and Bat family and her Birds of Prey colleagues.
  • Arch-Enemy: Killer Moth and Calculator. Killer Moth was the first supervillain she defeated on her own. Calculator thinks of himself as her intellectual equal.
  • Badass Bookworm: Even as Batgirl, she is a bookworm, physically unimposing and underestimated. As Oracle, she's in a wheelchair and still capable of kicking the ass of various muggers, five Men In Black and the elite secret agent Spysmasher on different occasions, in addition to being a master strategist with a photographic memory, unmatched computer skills and genius-level intellect.
  • Betty and Veronica: The Betty to Kori's Veronica. The first was an extraterrestrial princess descended from cats who had spent her adolescence in slavery. The second was the daughter of Gotham police commissioner James Gordon who had spent her adolescence earning a library science degree.
  • Big Sister Mentor: To both Cass, Stephanie and Carrie and to a lesser extent Tim, who she teaches new tech and computer things to and who gets along with her really well, sometimes even presented as an extension of Dick being Tim's Big Brother Mentor.
  • Brainy Brunette: Technically a redhead, but she counts.
  • Costume Evolution: She went to the Burnside purple and yellow costume to the armoured black and yellow costume to now as Oracle.
  • Daddy's Girl: Is extremely close with her father Jim Gordon, though she pulls double duty as Daddy’s Girl to beloved biological father Jim and to Bruce Wayne as well. It’s gets more interesting as there are times where Babs trusts and is more open with Bruce than she is with Jim, though being Oracle for Batman for years probably helped strengthen their relationship.
  • Deadpan Snarker: A classic trait and wit as Oracle.
  • Disabled Snarker: Naturally; she even joked about her disability when casually reflecting on Dick and Kori (Starfire)'s relationship blossoming within the same summer she shot in the back by the Joker.
  • Fiery Redhead: She's a very fierce and passionate redhead.
  • Fire-Forged Friends: This occurred with Batman when Barbara's crimefighting career started, as stated in her personal file.
  • Genius Cripple: Especially interesting in that she started out as Batgirl and was shot and paralyzed by the Joker; she became Oracle because she refused to stay helpless.
  • Handicapped Badass: She's kept her upper-body muscles from atrophying in case she has to fight, which she actually does should the situation require it.
  • Hot Librarian: Even as the wheelchair-bound computer hacker Oracle, she's drawn as hot with glasses, simply proving that Nerds Are Sexy.
  • Humble Hero: Barbara is pretty much the most humble person you'll ever meet.
  • Hyper-Awareness: She is highly smart and has eidetic memory. She cannot miss out any details and she always remembers everything (including stuff she would rather forget).
  • The Leader: She also happens to be the leader of the Birds of Prey.
  • Lemony Narrator: Occasionally her biases and opinions show up in her files, although she manages to keep them surprisingly neutral. It mostly occurs with people she's close to, or herself.
  • Mrs. Robinson: She self-identify herself as a cougar in the making. If Dick hadn't proposed her when he did, he was about six months away from her deciding to make some moves on Tim.
  • My Sister Is Off-Limits!: Over her dead body she will allow Carrie to end up with Damian.
  • Official Couple: With Dick Grayson.
  • Omniglot: Barbara's fluent in English, Spanish, French, German, Arabic, Latin, Portuguese, Japanese, Mandarin, Kryptonian, Swahili, and Russian. She's currently studying Korean on her free time.
  • Photographic Memory: Unfortunate in this case, since she remembers every detail of getting shot by the Joker.
  • Proud Beauty: She has called herself a "sexy ginger goddess" at least once at the Oracle files.
  • Really Gets Around: Though she has carried a torch for Dick Grayson since she was a teenage girl, she has dated a few other men. The only ones that ever got serious were Ted Kord, Jason Bard, and Joseph Kane.
  • The Smart Girl: Oracle is arguably one for the entire DCU, considering how much heroes rely on her information and hacking skills.
  • Technopath: She is is normally only a hyper competent Playful Hacker, but she develops technopathic abilities after a remnant of Brainiac decides to use her as a brood mare so he can reconstitute. She manages to defeat him, but some programming is left behind, and decides to enhance her of its own accord, giving her subdermal circuitry and the like.
  • Unreliable Narrator: Averted. Barbara's opinions do have a tendency to bleed into the her character files, but they are never intended to alter the reader's perception of events and characters within the Earth 27 universe.
  • Vitriolic Best Buds:

    Robin II / Dumas / Red Hood (Jason Todd)
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The son of two drug addict parents. He almost did not survive his first few months of life due to health conditions and parental neglect, and was once nearly sold to Carmine Falcone's criminal organization to settle his parent’s debts. After his parents were killed by Sal Maroni for failed attempt to steal from one of the crime lord's warehouses, eight-year-old Jason was forced to live on the streets of Gotham.

He would later be adopted by Bruce and was the second Robin, but was brutally murdered by the Joker. After he was resurrected and brainwashed by El Penitente of the League of Assassins under experiments of the Lazarus Pit.

Jason's role in the Cataclysm was to be a tormentor of a captured Bruce Wayne and had his face concealed behind an iron mask, instructed to only reveal his identity during the course of his torturing of Bruce Wayne. However, Jason never got to fulfill this role. When Batman was nearly killed by Bane and put out of action before Jason could play his part, Jason's brainwashing buckled a little and he was able to reject the League's plans for him. Seeing his adopted father brutalized in such a manner allowed some of Jason’s memories to return. Anguished and seeking for vengeance, he took on the Clown Prince's former identity: the Red Hood.

  • Aloof Big Brother: Shows shades of this towards Damian, and admits he was one to Tim.
  • Always Someone Better / Always Second Best: How he feels about Dick Grayson.
  • Anti-Hero: Frequently crosses the line between Unscrupulous Hero and Nominal Hero.
  • Back from the Dead: He was killed by The Joker and revived with the Lazarus Pit as part of Ra's al-Ghul plan to crush Bruce. Even after being freed he's considered special.
  • The Big Guy: Among the Robins, Jason ends up at this.
  • Big Little Brother: He's taller than his older adopted brother Dick Grayson, being 6'/183cm tall to Dick's 5'10/178cm tall.
  • Black Sheep: Ends up in this role after his resurrection.
  • Blinded by Rage: Jason's most notable weakness is his rage. Batman and numerous others have told him that his rage blinds him in battle to the point of leaving physical and mental weak points open for attacks. Recently, Jason has made steps to putting the past behind him and has become a more disciplined and controlled fighter but his efforts have been hampered due to residual League of Assassins programming that sends him into a berserker rage when angered enough. Some of his triggers are rape, drug use causing the harm of children, and the Joker's voice.
  • Brainwashed and Crazy: Ra's had him working under the codename of Dumah, as part of a master-plan his par being to torment Batman. With Copperhead/Lilith to weaken him. Bane/Abbadon to Defeat him. And Azrael to finally replace Batman.
  • Brilliant, but Lazy: Jason has shown some skill as a detective but gladly admits Forensics are not his forte and usually solves his personal investigations through instinct and dumb luck rather than deduction.
  • Cool Sword: The Flaming Blade, a mystical blade made out of copper designed to kill magic-based threats, given to him by Ra's al-Ghul when ordered to execute Roy Harper. The blade is powered by the soul of the wielder and believed to be indestructible. Jason mostly uses this weapon as a last resort despite it being proven to often be a more effective weapon than his guns.
  • Easily Forgiven: Works amicably with the Bat family from time to time, despite being against them for a short while after his resurrection.
  • Evil Redhead: He was one during his time as the brainwashed Dumas in the League of Assassins.
  • Extremity Extremist: Whenever he isn't pistol-whipping or shooting enemies, he's kicking them. Justified, considering he has his hands full.
  • Facial Markings: This version of Jason has facial scars of his face.
  • Fiery Redhead: Combined with Hot-Blooded & Jerkass attitude to boot.
  • Good Scars, Evil Scars: Joker give him a "J" brand mark on the left side of his face. Not even the Lazarus Pit could remove the scar.
  • Guns Akimbo: Dual wields twin pistols as the Red Hood.
  • Heterosexual Life-Partners: With Roy Harper.
  • I Got Bigger: Died as a teenager, came back years later as a young adult, big enough and strong enough to go toe to toe with Bruce.
  • Irony: Loves this. When he comes back for his revenge on Bruce, he uses Batman's hated weapon, guns, kills often, something Batman has always refused to do, and even names himself after the Joker's previous alias.
  • Knight Templar: As the Red Hood, he considers the murders he commits justified because he's only killing criminals.
  • Legally Dead: In Earth-27 he's legally dead in the world. He uses an alias as a legal identity under the name of Oberon J. Sexton (he told Oracle he didn't care what name she gave him).
  • Locked into Strangeness: Jason's skunk stripe was the result of being resurrected by the Lazarus Pit.
  • Master Swordsman: Jason has shown to be skilled enough to hold his own against the Green Arrow in a sword fight, something that Bruce Wayne claims even he can't do.
  • Middle Child Syndrome: So what motivated Jason's Roaring Rampage of Revenge is that he thinks Batman didn't love him enough to do what he felt was necessary after his death, and forgot about him.
  • Never My Fault: Refuses to accept any responsibility for the innocent people caught in his killing sprees or the fact that those sprees are what prompted the cartels to send cannibal enforcer Eduardo Flamingo to town.
  • Official Couple: With Huntress.
  • Parental Betrayal: Views Bruce not avenging him as this.
  • Pay Evil unto Evil: As Robin there was one case where it was left ambiguous if he had purposefully arranged for a rapist to fall to his death. As the Red Hood, though, he openly practices this brand of justice.
  • Replacement Goldfish: Treated as one for Dick. Sees Tim as this for him.
  • The Resenter: Towards Dick, Tim, Damian, and anybody else who has ever worn the Robin costume, before and after him.
  • The Rival: With Roy Harper.
  • Scars Are Forever: The "J" brand mark on left cheek is remained forever.
  • Significant Green-Eyed Redhead: Like his pre-crisis days.
  • Sitcom Arch-Nemesis: To Damian.
  • Skunk Stripe: After his resurrection by Lazarus Pit he got this as a result.
  • Small Role, Big Impact: Jason's death was the reason for many important events in E27: The disbanding of the Justice League of America and the second generation of Titans; Barbara creating the identity of Oracle; Roy joining the League of Assassins; and Batman becoming more brutal, alcoholic, and isolated, to name a few. Batman also considers Jason's death as his biggest failure.
  • Trademark Favourite Food: Jason's favorite food is a Bellybuster Burger from Big Belly Burger with extra onions. Jason's interest in Big Belly Burger may actually be more about the name itself rather than the food as he has admitted to having a belly fetish, which Helena has chosen to exploit unrepentantly.
  • True Companions: How he came to see Roy, Helena, Kori and Donna to form the Outlaws.
  • Vitriolic Best Buds: With Roy Harper/Arsenal. He and Roy Harper partake in a lot of stupid games, including one which involve punching each other in the genitals.

    Batgirl II / Huntress (Helena Bertinelli)
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    Robin III / Red Robin / Batman III (Timothy "Tim" Drake)
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At age nine, Tim was able to deduce both Batman, Robin I and Batgirl I's identities, but kept it to himself, until years later, when Dick went solo and Jason died. Realizing how deeply Jason's death had affected his idol, Batman, Tim tried to convince Dick to reprise his role as Batman's partner. Although he agreed, Dick would only do so as Nightwing, despite Tim's insistence that Batman needed a Robin.

  • Awesomeness by Analysis: Tim's over analytic nature can be used against him if an enemy keeps Tim moving and doesn't give him a chance to regain his composure and time to develop a strategy or plan of attack.
  • Battle Couple: With Stephanie Brown.
  • Big Brother Worship: Tim Drake completely adores Dick Grayson.
  • Cain and Abel: Both Jason and Damian have tried to kill him a number of times making him the Abel to their Cain(s).
  • Color Animal Codename: His current codename is Red Robin, a combination of his first codename and his identity at the League of Assassins.
  • The Cowl: After becoming Red Robin. He operates the most like Bruce out of the Robins after all.
  • Deadpan Snarker: Both in and out of costume, like when letting Cass know his retirement hasn’t cost him his Awesomeness by Analysis.
  • Genius Bruiser: He's a great martial artists and stealth fighter who was able to figure out Batman and Robin's identities at age nine and has only had more training and experience since.
  • Hates Being Nicknamed: When using his first name he is Tim or Timothy, never “Timmy”. He will immediately correct anyone calling him Timmy.
  • Heterosexual Life-Partners: With Conner, and Wally.
  • Hollywood Atheist: Tim Drake is not religious, believing that if God existed he would not let so many bad things happen. He has mentioned that his mother was religious but his father was not at all. This makes Tim a confirmed atheist.
  • I Have Many Names: Timothy "Tim" Jackson Drake-Wayne, Robin III, Red Robin, Boy Wonder, Redbird, Jester719, Detective.
  • I Just Want to Be Normal: Tim never wanted to be a crime-fighter permanently. He just wanted to be Robin for a while until he could retire and go on with his life.
  • Insistent Terminology: He prefers Tim though he’ll answer to Timothy, but not Timmy. He will immediately correct anyone calling him Timmy.
  • Interspecies Friendship: Two of his best friends are half-human, one being a half-Kryptonian clone and the other a demigod daughter of Zeus.
  • Legacy Character: Tim's the third person to don the cowl of Batman.
  • Loves My Alter Ego: Before Steph learned his secret identity she was dating him as Robin without ever having even heard of or met Tim Drake as Batman had forbidden him from telling her his name.
  • Mr. Exposition: He's a member of The Network under the codename "Jester".
  • Official Couple: Engaged to Stephanie Brown.
  • Photographic Memory: Tim possesses an eidetic memory. Combined with his high level of intelligence, this makes Tim a natural student and self-taught practitioner of many disciplines. He has an in-depth knowledge of the natural sciences, which he puts to use in the crime lab and proved himself to be an expert in the field of genetics when he helped his friend Conner discover his genetic relationship to Lex Luthor. Tim has also studied the behavioral sciences, specifically criminology, and is very well-read and literate.
  • Playful Hacker: He doesn’t always rely on Oracle and actually served as Bruce’s Voice with an Internet Connection for a time when he was in training.
  • Power Trio: With Conner and Wally.
  • Related in the Adaptation: In E27 he and Dinah Lance turn out to be cousins due to a philandering shared grandfather, though this was only figured out later due to the distance between both Drake families.
  • Savvy Guy, Energetic Girl: His dynamic with Stephanie Brown/Spoiler.
  • Science Hero: Like his mentor it is not quite as emphasized as the other flavors of hero he fills, but he more than qualifies.
  • Teen Genius: Regarded as the smartest of Batman's proteges, and Batman had stated that Tim could potentially be smarter than himself. When Tim was 16, Bruce had his IQ tested. Tim scored 242.
  • Teeth-Clenched Teamwork: Whenever he has to work alongside Damian.
  • Their First Time: Tim and Cassie Sandsmark lost their virginity to one another.
  • ¡Three Amigos!: Tim's best friends are Wally West and Conner Kent. The three friends and their respective girlfriends often go out on triple dates (in costume and in civilian attire).
  • Trademark Favourite Food: Tim's favorite food is sushi.
  • True Companions: Tim, Conner, Wally and Cassie are each others closest and most trusted friends.
  • Vitriolic Best Buds: With Conner Kent and Wally West.
  • Weapon of Choice: A Bo staff.
  • Will They or Won't They?: Tim is planning to propose to Stephanie Brown. Barbara knows this because he asked for her help in picking out the ring. Of course, that was in October of 2016 so she have no idea why Tim is taking so long to pop the question. Barbara sures he's nervous.

    Batgirl III / Black Bat (Cassandra Cain)
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Cassandra quickly gained the approval of both Batman and Oracle (who was the original Batgirl) to become Batgirl after saving Commissioner Gordon's life. Come the turn of the century, much of her past was explored, and it was revealed that she had assassin roots, was mute, and killed a man at the age of eight. Oh, and she was an expert body-reader as well.

  • Alliterative Name: Cassandra Cain.
  • Amazon Brigade: She's a part time member of The Birds Of Prey.
  • Big Eater: Cassandra has a very healthy appetite and has been known to shovel her food by the fork-full when given the chance. Not to mention ordering meal sizes more suited for people twice her size and shape.
  • Big, Screwed-Up Family: Her mom is Lady Shiva and her Dad David Cain never taught her how to speak or write.
  • Book Dumb: Due to her difficulty at reading, Cass chooses to take the same classes as Tim or Steph and then when studying, she meditates and has them read the text out loud to her.
  • Can't Hold Her Liquor: Apparently, Cassandra is quite the lightweight when it comes to booze. Half a beer and she's wasted.
  • Color Animal Codename: Her current alias is Black Bat.
  • Cute Bruiser: She's a 5'5", 115 pound, pretty, rather quiet Asian girl. She has the remarkable skill of reading body language, but what makes her a cute bruiser is her ability to tank bullets without flinching and punch through inches of quartz.
  • Death Seeker: Cassandra admitted to Barbara that she used to want nothing more than to die, over the guilt she felt from the single life she took. She has since come to accept that she is a champion of good and the lives she has saved outweigh the one she took.
  • Defusing the Tyke Bomb: She defused herself.
  • Empath: Cassandra has the advanced ability to read body language enabling her to read what people are thinking and tell what they are going to do next before they do it. She has been shown able to read opponents far faster than herself, along with nonhumans and even alien lifeforms once she is given a chance to learn their body language. This enables her to identify disguised and transformed people as well.
  • Happily Adopted: Of Bruce's adopted children, Cassandra is the one to use her adopted name more regularly than her birth name, choosing to go by Cassandra Wayne in all official documents.
  • Hidden Depths: Cassandra likes to hum songs while on patrol, her favorite being Schoolhouse Rock. When she's in a playful mood, she'll hide in shadows and hum loudly as she dashes between cover, causing criminals to believe she is all around them and just when she has them panicked, she drops in behind them and says "Boo." Barbara knows at least three wet themselves immediately.
  • "L" Is for "Dyslexia": Played With. Cassandra has extreme dyslexia, making it very difficult for her to read and write. Though she has improved significantly thanks to mundane and psychic therapy, she has let her regular therapy sessions lapse as she realized that as those skills improved, her combat-instincts eroded.
  • Logical Weakness: While a definite strength in combat, Cassandra's ability to read body language can work against her when she can't properly discern an the intent of the opponents actions based on body language. Generally this can be happen when an opponent is very good at disguising their intent like Slade Wilson, who can keep Cassandra distracted with subtle body language that could hint at many possible actions (Cassandra stated that when Slade moves, his body "sings like a chorus. Too fast with too many voices to pick up accurately".) In another instance it could be that an opponent isn't thinking or focusing on their movements as they make them like when Cassandra tried to stop a gunshot from a cybernetically enhanced assassin (KGBeast) but couldn't because his cybernetics took over the aiming for him independently of his movements. The last way in which this weakness manifests is when Cassandra is facing an opponent who is mentally unstable or ill. Such an opponent is simply too unpredictable to anticipate. When Cassandra fought the Joker, the Joker had an edge in the beginning of the fight because she couldn't understand the Joker's body language or as Batman put it "she can read his body language too, but his body language just comes out as gibberish".
  • Made of Iron: For a tiny girl, she's survived some truly staggering trauma.
  • Malaproper: As a result of her lack of experience with language.
  • No Social Skills: What with her upbringing, it would be odder if she did not have trouble interacting. She didn't even learn to speak before her pre-teens!
  • The Quiet One: Due to her upbringing, Cassandra was unable to understand words being spoken and used body language to understand what people were saying. Eventually, she gained the ability to process and attach meaning to words. Now she is quite capable of speech, but still struggles with reading writing due to severe dyslexia.
  • Scars Are Forever: Cassandra has scars across her back, arms, and legs from bullet wounds made by her father during her childhood training, teaching her how to evade gunfire.
  • Silent Snarker: She doesn't make as many verbal quips as the other members of the family, but her body language conveys a lot of sass.
  • The Spartan Way: Cassandra's bedrooms in both Wayne Manor and in the Wayne Foundation penthouse are very spartan, despite Alfred's attempts to spruce them up. Her only piece of decor being a single rose she leaves on her window sill, only replacing it once it withers and wilts.
  • Technical Pacifist: Just because she won't kill doesn't mean she won't stop your heart with pressure strikes so you understand what death will be like. She'll restart it afterwards, but...
  • Tomboy and Girly Girl: Her and Steph had this dynamic, with Steph being the Girly-Girl to Cass' Tomboy. More recently, she's become the girly girl to Harper Row's tomboy.
  • Trademark Favourite Food: Her favorite drink is Assam tea.
  • Twofer Token Minority: Half-Chinese-American woman who is illiterate and can barely speak.
  • Tyke Bomb: She was trained from a young age to be an assassin. She was horrified by her first kill, and ran away. She subsisted on the streets, until encountering Batman and his allies.

    Batwoman (Katherine "Kate" Kane)
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After attending the US Naval Academy and serving her required time in the Marine Corps, all while keeping her sexual orientation a secret, Kate Kane lived a directionless party-girl heiress life. However, a chance encounter with Batman (Kate's cousin, Bruce Wayne) inspired her to find a new calling as a vigilante, and she later adopted the mantle of Batwoman.

  • The Ace: Not to the same degree as Bruce, but Kate is still a highly-trained and extremely competent individual (even before she became a vigilante), and she knows it. She's also well-liked and respected by many who know and/or have worked alongside her, such as Barbara Gordon, Alfred Pennyworth, and Wonder Woman.
  • Action Mom: After getting married with Maggie, Kate becomes the stepmother of Jamie Sawyer.
  • Adaptational Backstory Change: In the comics, Kate attended the United States Military Academy and was honorably discharged after violating "Don't Ask, Don't Tell". Here, she was a midshipman at the US Naval Academy and served her five-year requirement in the Marines while keeping her orientation a secret.
  • Alliterative Name: Kate Kane.
  • Amazon Brigade: She's a part time member of The Birds Of Prey.
  • Big Sister Instinct: She was protective of Beth due to her aggressive personality.
  • Boxing Battler: As a midshipman, Kate would have been required to take boxing as a plebe.note 
  • Butch Lesbian: Her civilian appearance. Kate checks all the Butch boxes; short hair, badass tattoos, and masculine clothes.
  • Cain and Abel: She's the Abel to her sister Elizabeth's Cain.
  • Casual Kink: She practiced bondage with Renee, and a conversation with Maggie Sawyer the morning after one of their lovemaking sessions described it as happening all over Kate's apartment, with the implication it was also rough.
  • Charles Atlas Superpower: Her training to become Batwoman involved a number of superhuman-like feats, such as fighting blindfolded, catching arrows in flight, learning to ignore pain, and building up resistance to drugs and other chemical agents.
  • The Charmer: Kate is very confident and often flirts with other women in social settings when she was single.
  • Combat Medic: Kate has been shown able to identify wounds and how old they are and describe them anatomically, administer stimulants, and perform minor surgery on herself.
  • Combat Pragmatist: She tends to shut down fights quickly and practically, with a minimum of showboating, and often with improvised weapons from the environment. While she has the same no kill rules as the rest of the Batfamily, she is also much less reluctant to use guns.
  • Cuddle Bug: She's quite comfortable giving hugs to those she's close to, and especially so for romantic partners.
  • Daddy's Girl: Her father is her role model and support system after her mother dies, and she admits at one point that she loved having him take care of her. This only makes their fallings-out more dramatic.
  • Deadpan Snarker: Kate has a very dry sense of humor.
  • Friend to All Children: Kate loves kids and will not harm them even if they attack her.
  • Fun Personified: Kate likes to have fun and while she knows there is a time to be serious, she is the first one to crack a joke or do something to throw you off your guard in order to keep things interesting. This, of course, can take some getting used to and it is the main reason that you don't see Batman and Batwoman together that often.
  • The Gadfly: Subtle, but she does seem to enjoy messing with people when not on duty (particularly her cousin). Crosses over with I Shall Taunt You while she's on patrol.
  • Gadgeteer Genius: Kate is adept in the art of tinkering with things both mechanical and electronic. She likes to chit-chat and thus when she does join us at the Batcave, Clocktower, or at the Lighthouse, she can linger around watching Harold, Barbara, or Tot work for hours. Perceptive as she is, she easily picks up a few tricks through doing this.
  • Graceful Loser: Kate usually takes her losses in stride and good spirits. At worst, she'll be even more galvanized to do better.
  • Happily Married: She ends up married to Maggie Sawyer.
  • Hollywood Hacking: Kate is capable of hacking and some basic programming, but more importantly, of keeping her own computers and gadgets from being hacked or traced.
  • I Shall Taunt You: Her banter, when it happens, tends to be employed to irritate her opponents.
  • Lady Swears-a-Lot: Downplayed. She's not quite at sailor levels of cursing, but she is one of the more foul-mouthed Bat Family members.
  • Lesbian Jock: During her academic career, Kate participated in gymnastics having trained in the sport since she was very young and made it to senior elite level.
  • Military Superhero: A one-time soldier raised by a career soldier, Kate is quite familiar with military policy, protocol and most aspects of life in the many different armed forces.
  • Official Couple: With Maggie Sawyer.
  • Red and Black and Evil All Over: Subverted. Despite her stereotypically villainous color scheme, Batwoman is very much a hero, even if she is an example of Good Is Not Nice.
  • Statuesque Stunner: She's 5'10"/178cm tall and very beautiful.
  • Sugar-and-Ice Personality: Especially while on duty, Kate can often be stoic, harsh, and very violent. But she also loves children, has a sense of humor, and is generally friendly and emotionally open to people she likes, particularly close family and romantic partners.
  • Tattoo as Character Type: Kate has a quite a few tattoos. She has a nautical star on her upper back, the Marine Corps' Eagle, Globe, and Anchor on her right arm, and a bluebird on her left arm- in memory of her mother and sister. It is interesting to note that the Nautical Star, while being a common tattoo and having a broad range of symbolism, it is also commonly associated with the US Navy and Marine Corps and during the 40's it was also started to be used by homosexuals (particularly lesbians) to indicate their sexuality in a discreet manner during a time when homosexuality was frowned upon.
  • Tomboy with a Girly Streak: Kate is a lifelong athlete, swears a lot, is rather stoic and amazingly tough, and generally wears more masculine fashions (and sometimes hairstyles). But she also loves children and owns a decent number of feminine outfits.

    Spoiler / Robin IV / Batgirl IV / Nightwing II (Stephanie Brown)
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Daughter of C-List Villain Cluemaster, Stephanie was enraged when her father, who claimed to have gone straight, returned to committing crimes (only without his compulsion to leave clues). Donning a costume of her own, Stephanie became the Spoiler, at first only showing up whenever Cluemaster did and spoiling his plans, hence the codename. She eventually became a full-fledged vigilante, partly because of her attraction to Tim Drake, the third Robin.

She become the fourth Robin temporaly, her relationship with Batman began to become dysfunctional due to her lacking the gymnastic grace and cool-headedness of Dick, the savage passion and street savvy of Jason, or the sheer intellect and strategic mind of Tim. Though Stephanie did have pure, raw moxie in spades, Bruce didn't know how to work with that at first. She would later become the fourth person to take the mantle of Batgirl permanently on her time with the Young Justice. Stephanie continued to play musical chairs with her costumes and heroic identities.

Dick Grayson decided he was going to go undercover and he asked Stephanie to keep a watch on his city. Stephanie was unsure she was up for the task, but Dick gave her a touching speech about how impressed he was with her from his own stint as Batman and could imagine no one better to serve justice as Nightwing in his absence.

  • Abusive Parents: Her father is the Cluemaster, and he was very abusive toward her.
  • Affirmative Action Legacy: Steph becomes the first female Robin after Tim and Nightwing after Dick Grayson.
  • Berserk Button: Steph hates the sound of the word "moist".
  • Comfort Food: Stephanie eats marshmallows out of the bag when she is bored or lonely. Interestingly, she doesn't like marshmallows in her hot chocolate.
  • Cool Big Sis: Towards Damian. Steph is aware that Damian had a crush on her and would try to be nice to him, but since he's Damian he opened his mouth and pissed her off.
  • Cool Mask: A full-faced black one as Spoiler.
  • Dating What Daddy Hates: Her father does not approve of her dating Robin and even tries attacking Robin for it. Their shared father-figure Batman also disapproves of their relationship, going so far as to forbid Tim from telling her his id for a long time. Neither Tim nor Steph cares about this disapproval as they are quite fond of each other.
  • Determinator: While she doesn't have the physical skill or the genius minds of previous Robins and Batgirls, she compensates with determination.
  • Does Not Like Spam: Stephanie hates Onions.
  • Friend to All Children: As the daughter of a supervillain, she has a lot of empathy for the children of criminals.
  • Genki Girl: As Batgirl, at least. She was much more cynical as Spoiler and Robin.
  • The Glomp: Stephanie's greeting of choice is the "glomp" and she can become predatory with its use, often liking to see if she can sneak up on friends she has not seen in a long time. She is at her happiest when she manage to catch Wally West in such an embrace.
  • Good Girls Avoid Abortion: But not adoption.
  • Heroic Willpower: According to Barbara she asked Kyle Rayner for a favor and had him use his ring to scan Stephanie covertly to determine if she had the will required to be a Lantern. Not only did she possess such a feature, but Kyle remarked that she might have been a better choice than Guy.
  • Heterosexual Life-Partners: With Cass.
  • In the Hood: As Spoiler.
  • Legacy Character: Stephanie inherited three mantles as the Fourth Robin after Tim Drake, fourth Batgirl after Cassandra Cain and second Nightwing after Dick Grayson.
  • Mythology Gag: Stephanie becoming the second Nightwing in Earth 27 is a reference taken straight from a What Could Have Been where Steph almost become Nightwing in Smallville Season 11 comic book before DC Executives Vetoed and forced the writers by having her replaced by Barbara Gordon.
  • Nice Girl: Among the nicest characters among the Bat family.
  • Official Couple: Engaged to Tim Drake.
  • Pet the Dog: Steph secretly feeds Titus sweets in order to make sure the dog remains her friend despite Damian's training.
  • Plot Allergy: Steph is allergic to something in Fear Gas. It doesn't close her airways or anything, she just sneezes so much when exposed to it that it sometimes takes three times as long to affect her as others. Also, of note, Steph has the loudest sneezes in the world.
  • Plucky Girl: One of Stephanie's crowning characteristics is no matter what crap is loaded on top of her, she remains cheerful and pops back up.
  • The Pollyanna: She experiences just as much dark and violent crimes as any of the other members of the Bat-family, but unlike them, she still manages to keep a sunny attitude.
  • Pungeon Master: Steph is a punslinger.
  • Purple Is Powerful: Both her costumes as Spoiler, Batgirl and Nightwing have purple in it.
  • Skilled, but Naïve: Stephanie doesn't know when to quit and often times she will stand her ground rather than employ a tactical retreat. When she gets likes this, Barbara only known Tim to be able to convince her that discretion is the better part of valor and failing that, Tim need to actually drag her out of danger.
  • Socially Awkward Hero: Though seemingly a sweet girl-next-door on the outside with a lot of her own awkward quirks, Stephanie loves to make uncomfortable, especially if they annoy her. In the case of Damian, who has qualms about hearing details of the romantic aspects of Tim and Steph's lovelife, Stephanie will be sure to boldly flirt with Tim whenever Damian is around.
  • Teen Pregnancy: Steph revealed she was pregnant on an encounter her ex boyfriend. Steph explained to Cass she was lonely and gave in to the temptation with an old boyfriend. When Tim found out, he didn't handle it well, and broke up with Steph. Still, Cassie stuck by Steph through her junior year of high school. Tim also came round in time to help support Steph, he tried to apologize for his previous behavior, but Steph made him earn it, insisting he be her Lamaze coach. Not thrilled by it, Tim agreed and Steph gave birth to a healthy girl and promptly gave her up for adoption.
  • Teeth-Clenched Teamwork: With Damian. Big time. In spite of his jerkishness, she does try to get through to him.
  • Trademark Favourite Food: Steph's favorite food is chili cheese dogs with jalapenos... though she often lies and says it's ceasar salad with chicken.
  • Tranquil Fury: Steph hates it when she is driven to hate people and constantly shakes in frustrated rage when she thinks about how much she wants to punch them.
  • Why Did It Have to Be Snakes?: Due to some past experience, Stephanie is outright terrified of the dummy known as Scarface, but she will not talk about it.
  • You Fight Like a Cow: Witty Banter is a necessity in any life-or-death situation, and Stephanie always remembers to prompt somebody when it is their turn for a quip.

    Robin V (Damian Wayne)
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The Anti-Christ. Sorry, auto-correct.

Damian is the biological son of Bruce Wayne and Talia al-Ghul. He was raised by the League of Assassins (and has been implied to be the subject of genetic experimentation); as such, he's a ferocious warrior and quite skilled at martial arts in spite of how young he is.

  • Always Someone Better: Though he'll never admit it, Damian feels insufficient compared to Dick Grayson and Tim Drake, which provides a lot of fuel for the antagonism between him and the previous Robins.
  • The Baby of the Bunch: Of the current generation of the Bat-family.
  • Badass Teacher: Apparently he is a skilled teacher. He once taught an geology class for a week at Brentwood Academy.
  • Big Brother Instinct: Damian is a surprisingly affectionate brother toward his half-sister Helena, often volunteering to babysit her at night instead of going out on patrol.
  • Big Ego, Hidden Depths: It's strongly implied that the reason Damian makes such a big deal of being Batman's "blood son" and insists that he is Batman's rightful heir is out of insecurity: as the other Robins are adopted, that means that Bruce chose them to be his family.
  • Black Sheep: Damian is the one that doesn't seem to fit in with his family. He seems to be the one that is commonly treated as different by everyone else. This is most likely due to Damian's background and upbringing, as well as the fact that Damian is Bruce's biological son in comparison to Bruce's other sons being adopted. However, this is mostly his own fault due to his stand-offish nature and constant elevating himself over the rest for being "the blood son".
  • Bratty Half-Pint: Like you couldn't imagine. He's easily the most dick-ish member of the Bat-family on his good days. He's also noticeably short for his age, especially considering that his parents are Tall, Dark, and Handsome and Statuesque Stunner.
  • Catchphrase: Whenever someone asks him how he's able to do something at his age he spouts this:
    Damian: Son. Of. Batman.
  • The Comically Serious: Shares his father's penchant for saying outlandish things with the straightest face.
  • Defector from Decadence: The reason he became a Robin was to get away from his mother's teachings and become more like his father.
  • Genius Bruiser: Damian seems to have definitely inherited the genius-level intellect of his parents.
  • Good Is Not Nice: Is probably the least friendly member of the Batfamily (next to Jason) and one of the most willing to resort to excessive force when apprehending someone, frequently terrorizing random criminals for kicks.
  • Hidden Depths: Damian is a skilled painter and digital artist. When Bruce grounded Damian from using any of his cars after crashing a Batmobile, Damian sold a painting at one of Julie McGinnis' art expos for enough money to buy himself a used luxury car.
  • Hidden Heart of Gold: He's definitely standoffish, arrogant, and rude, but at least part of this is due to his own insecurities. Yet at the same time he can be exceedingly kind to those he cherishes and is fully willing to lay down his life for them. It's most obvious when he's interacting with Dick or Jon.
  • Insufferable Genius: His general demeanor. He does have the skill to prove it in combat, but his arrogance gets him in over his head at times.
  • Jerkass: He tried to murder Tim when he was newly arrived from his mother's upbringing claiming that Tim didn't deserve his place in the family or Robin, a title Damian desired for himself. Damian continued to attack Tim even after learning the Batfamily did not operate on You Kill It, You Bought It.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Despite his intense rivalry with Tim, Damian has shown that he legitimately cares about his brother.
  • I Just Want to Have Friends: Seems to have this issue to him. Unfortunately, his complete lack of social skills means that he goes about it badly.
  • Knight Templar Big Brother: Damian has been known to go overboard in protecting his half-sister Helena Wayne. Like for many things, his policy on threats to her safety is "Stab first, ask questions later."
  • Lack of Empathy: In the beginning. Although this really changed as time went on, with it being shown and displayed that Damian is indeed capable of guilt, remorse, sympathy and empathy.
  • Last-Name Basis: Addresses everyone by their hero or villain title or their last name (i.e. Grayson, Gordon, Todd, Drake, and Pennyworth).
  • Master Swordsman: Damian assaulted both Tim Drake and Bruce Wayne on separate occasions with his sword, apparently the same sword used by Ra's al-Ghul. Although Damian no longer uses his sword he may be unmatched with one if armed correctly.
  • No Social Skills: Damian has issues with communicating with others and getting along with people. However, he does eventually start to change his ways.
  • Not Good with People: Apparently while Damian was being raised in secret locations, he spent some time on a rural farm and finds doing farm work to be just as good as meditation. After discovering that Mia Kent lives on a farm, Damian began visiting Smallville in disguise to work on the Kent Farm for a summer job. When Clark Kent discovered this, he thanked Damian and let him name one of their cows. Damian named it "Bat-Cow".
  • Pet the Dog: Damian has a strong love for animals. He has a pet dog which he has named Titus and is in the process of training the dog to be his "Bat-Hound".
    • Since Selina moved into Wayne Manor, the mansion has had a few extra stray cats on the grounds, mostly due to Selina feeding them. Damian enjoys feeding them as well and he and Selina have bonded over this. The two often sit outside at dusk, watching the felines dine. One particular cat has taken a liking to Damian and Barbara heard he's named it "Pennyworth" after Alfred.
  • Precocious Crush: Damian has seemingly shown romantic interest in a few of his fellow Titans. Carrie Kelley, Mia Kent, and Emiko Queen among them. Damian also used to have a pretty big crush on Stephanie Brown, not that he'd admit it.
  • Royal Brat: Alright, technically he's not royalty, but his maternal grandfather is Ra's al-Ghul and his father is Batman.
  • Sibling Rivalry: With both Jason and Tim.
  • Sour Supporter: He'll sneer and chide to the moon, but he rarely disobeys an order. It's hard to find a superhero as vitriolic as Damian. It's even harder to find a more stalwart ally once you've earned his trust.
  • Spoiled Brat: Damian's a capable fighter, smart, tough, rich and entitled. But most of all, he's Bruce Wayne/Batman's biological son.
  • Troubled, but Cute: Damian is so adorable, yet is so incredibly troubled at the same time. He comes from an upbringing of pure, utter dysfunction and he was raised to be a sociopathic, violent person.
  • Tsundere: Damian refuses to admit it to Dick's face, but he respects him very greatly, even standing up to his mother, Talia, when she bad mouths him. They have a more brotherly relationship then he'd care to admit, despite his snarky comments to Dick. He also seems to be this way for Stephanie as Batgirl and with Alfred.
  • Tyke Bomb: Damian was trained from an early age to be a warrior. The difference between him and Cassandra is that she was treated as a weapon. Damian was treated as a prince, spoiled rotten and able to do whatever he wants.
  • Vitriolic Best Buds: Shades of this with Stephanie, though good grief, it's heavy with Jonathan Kent.
  • "Well Done, Son!" Guy:
    • He was designed, trained, and conditioned to please his mother and fulfill her ambitions, and his greatest childhood wish was to meet his father. Some of his most aggressive and insecure actions have stemmed from his wish to be the greatest in the eyes of one of his parents, both of whom can be very emotionally distant.
    • He shows this towards Dick as well.
  • You Can't Go Home Again: By choice, as he found being a part of the Bat-family to be a more fulfilling life than being the prince of the League of Assassins.

    Batwing (Luke Fox)
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Lucas "Luke" Fox was born into a family, of wealth and prestige. He is the son of Wayne Enterprise's president and CEO, Lucius Fox. Luke had a change of heart when his little brother Timothy, who got involved in a gang, was killed in a gang war. Given a high-tech prototype armored Bat-suit with an experimental flight system, Luke Fox became a member of Bat-Family as Batwing.

  • Badass Beard: Has grown a 'Tony Stark'-ish beard, which fits his genius image.
  • Boxing Battler: Luke was a world class boxer before being recruited and trained by Batman in further fighting styles.
  • The Engineer: Luke grew up being allowed to tinker in his father's workshop at home. As a teenager, he became a mechanic. Luke has a natural knack for mechanics and is now pursuing a formal education at the Blüdhaven Institute of Technology.
  • Genius Bruiser: Luke is not only a talented MMA fighter, but is also a brilliant mind who constantly tinkers and improves his batsuit.
  • Hologram: The suit has the capability to project holograms from it's chest sigil for others outside the suit to see. It also can flash the bat symbol on its chest extremely brightly to blind people in front of the user, whereas the light of the symbol turns off when the suit is inactive.
  • Martyr Without a Cause: Still torn up by the death of his little brother, Luke is a little too eager to sacrifice himself in the line of duty. Luke is also quick to run into dangerous situations without taking the proper time to evaluate his options. This may explain why he has become so skilled at thinking on his feet.
  • Nerd: On the surface, Luke's muscular frame and bad boy persona might seem to make him unapproachable, but he's really a closet geek. Babrbara knows he's the biggest Star Wars fan and has at least two go-to cosplay costumes in his closet for attending comic book conventions.
  • Official Couple: He's dating Kathleen Duquesne.
  • Pop-Cultured Badass: Luke is a huge movie buff, but he doesn't really like movie theaters. Oracle uncovered a significant stash of pirated movies on his hard drive.
  • Porn Stash: On Luke's computer he apparently is a huge fan of Mari McCabe... and by 'fan', he has a few gigabytes of her more risque pictures.
  • Powered Armour: It covers his whole body, has retractable wings, and all kind of gadgets stocked in it.
    • Aura Vision: Most notably, his optics have a specialized infrared sensor known as "Detective Vision" that allows the user to highlight targets inside a building from outside of it and out of visual range.
    • Flying Firepower: Lacking any sort of actual flight, reliant upon the glider cape for maneuverability and a limited jet propulsion system in the back and legs.
  • Secret Identity: Bruce Wayne isn't telling Lucius he's working with Luke.
  • The Smart Guy: He's one of the most tech-savvy members of the Bat Family.

    Misfit / Batgirl V (Carrie Kelley)
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Barbara Gordon's younger cousin and adopted sister. After meeting not only Robin, but also Batgirl and Spoiler, Carrie developed a diehard crush on Robin Not knowing that her "big sister" could introduce her to the Bat-Family, Carrie did the next best thing she could think of to show her interest and joined the Sons of Batman Youth Group, more commonly known as the "Kid Wonders" under the guise of Misfit. After Barbara had the Birds of Prey put Carrie through a crash course of training, it was decided she could fill the mantle of Batgirl when Stephanie decided to leave the mantle.

  • Amazon Brigade: She's also a member of the Birds of Prey.
  • Ascended Fanboy: Carrie's role model is Ted Kord and she often can be found cyber-stalking his social media feeds. Wait until she finds out he's a hero, too.
  • Composite Character:
    • She was Misfit before becoming the newest Batgirl.
    • She also take New Earth's Barbara's status as Jim Gordon's niece turned adopted daugther.
  • Cool Big Sis: Carrie is becoming increasingly close with Selina Wayne, often volunteering baby Helena.
  • Happily Adopted: She was taken in by her uncle Jim Gordon after her parents died, and she is definitely happy with them.
  • Improbable Aiming Skills: Carrie is a crackshot with her slingshot. To make use of this skill, Carrie has a variety of special marbles, grenades, and gadgets she can use with her slingshot, including smoke grenades, tear gas, sedative gas, flashbangs, tracking devices, adhesive grenades, shock grenades, and so on.
  • Legacy Character: Fifth person to become Batgirl.
  • Le Parkour: Carrie, like most girls in the Gordon family, was enrolled in gymnastics at an early age. No offense intended, but it was never her forte, but she stuck with it. Recently, Babs discovered she is quite adept at parkour, having been taught by Duke Thomas while in the Sons' Youth Group.
  • Pop-Cultured Badass: Carrie is an amateur filmmaker and an all-around movie buff.
  • Related in the Adaptation: She and Babs are cousins.
  • Skilled, but Naïve: Carrie is a novice crime fighter if ever there was one, not yet realizing that this isn't the game that she thinks it is. Combined with her overconfidence and lack of humility (seriously, Babs doesn't even know where she gets it), Carrie hasn't yet had "that moment".
  • Weapon of Choice: Her Slingshot.

    Alfred Pennyworth

Bruce Wayne's loyal father figure and butler. Alfred raised Bruce after the death of the Waynes. A former British secret agent, Alfred is a skilled surgeon who often treats members of the Bat-Family.

  • Action Dad: While he's retired, he still has the skills of a secret agent and he's the father of Sasha Bordeaux and parental substitute for Bruce.
  • Battle Butler: Perhaps the ur-example. Not exactly a battle butler, but his skill at espionage and disguise rivals Batman's, and as a retired secret agent he knows his way around a shotgun. A former combat medic, he's also a skilled surgeon, and has served as Batman's private physician over the years (just think how tough that job must be).
  • The Leader: A skilled strategist and operational manager, Alfred often takes the lead over the Bat-Family whenever Bruce is away (or if he finds Bruce to be out of line).
  • The Medic: A former field medic, Alfred is capable of performing minor surgery and stitching wounds for the members of the Batman Family.
  • Parental Substitute: Openly acknowledged in a holo-message Bruce left to play in the event of his death. He refers to Alfred as his father and thanks him for raising him.
  • Retired Badass: Surprisingly spry for his old age, Alfred can hold his own and can even still spar with training recruits like Carrie or Harper.
  • Servile Snarker: He's Alfred, so he's always there to serve and snark.

    Bluebird (Harper Row)
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A young Gotham City electrical engineer who wants to assist Batman in repayment for protecting her brother and her from an assault, much to Batman's frustration.

  • Color Animal Codename: She goes by Bluebird.
  • Cool Big Sis: To her little brother, Cullen.
  • Delinquent: While she takes orders from Batman without (too much) problem, Harper is known to scoff at demands given to her by others in positions of authority, namely police officers. She was such a pain in the ass that Jim Gordon banned her from the Batsignal.
  • Gadgeteer Genius: Shows a great degree of skill with computers and electric equipment.
  • Insistent Terminology: Absolutely hates being called a "sidekick", Harper can become quite argumentative with anyone who calls her that... except for Jason Todd, in which case she actually seems flattered.
  • Multicolored Hair: Has dyed her hair blue and purple.
  • Playful Hacker: If Tim or Barbara aren't available, Harper's the go-to computer whiz. Yes, Babs believes she's even more skilled than Bruce... well, as long as the computer in question was created after the turn of this last century.
  • Promotion to Parent: Because her father is in prison and her mother is dead, she takes care of her younger brother Cullen Row.
  • Skilled, but Naïve: Without her weapons at her disposal, Harper's lack of experience in close combat shows. She is getting better but this is definitely a vulnerability in her arsenal.
  • Street Urchin: Harper and her brother barely have a family. Despite having the odds against them, the two manage to survive in the concrete jungle of Gotham. She knows the back-alleys and maintenance tunnels of Gotham City better than anyone else Barbara knows, except maybe Jason Todd.

    Flamebird (Mary Elizabeth "Bette" Kane)
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The younger cousin of Bruce and Kate. She is the daughter of Philip Kane, the eldest surviving heir to Roderick Kane. Though as the only child of Phillip, Bette could expect to one day inherit the lion’s share of the Kane family fortune, she chose a different path in life. Bette served as member of the Sons of Batman and she later worked closely with Dick, even taking the moniker of "Flamebird" as a counterpart to Nightwing.

  • All Love Is Unrequited: To her dismay, for her mentor in the Sons of Batman, Jean-Paul Valley, who is an old flame of hers.
  • Ascended Fanboy: This is how she started. She began idolizing Dick when he was Robin and Barbara was Batgirl, to the point she discovered both their identities.
  • Badass Family: She's the cousin of Bruce Wayne and Kate Kane.
  • Bare Your Midriff: Her Sons of Batman outfit.
  • Batter Up!: Jean Paul Valley trusted her with his bat, becoming his "Bat-Girl" when he's on his meetings.
  • Brainwashed and Crazy: She was brainwashed by Deacon Joseph Blackfire and placed under a magic spell. Bette was later subdued and captured by Angel O'Day and Sam Simeon after attempting to kidnap Terry McGinnis under Blackfire's orders. Angel and her ape brought Bette to Tot Rodor, who with the help of Kate Kane, Dark Justice, and the new Spectre, relieved Bette of the dark magic instilled on her mind by Blackfire's geas.
  • Name's the Same: In-Universe. Her second name is the same as her presumed dead cousin Elizabeth Kane, better known as Red Alice.
  • Platonic Life-Partners: To Dick Grayson when both Dick and her fought together as team in Blüdhaven.
  • Secret Secret-Keeper: As a teenager she stalked Dick and Barbara. Long Story short, she shadowed them enough eavesdropped one of conversation too many, and realized that they were Robin and Batgirl (How she never figured out that Bruce is Batman is beyond to Babs).
  • Sidekick: Bette spent several months in intense training with her cousin Kate, giving her a chance at redemption by shaping her into a vigilante partner of of Kate's alter-ego: Batwoman. Bette insisted on calling herself "Flamebird", as a means of redeeming her old moniker.
  • "Well Done, Son!" Guy: She really wants Kate to respect her skills and trust her as a vigilante.

    Lark (Duke Thomas)
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A Gotham City teenager who's formely a member of the Sons of Batman gang, and the newest ally to Batman. Rather than train another sidekick, Batman looks to mentor Duke to be something new; Gotham's daytime protector as Lark.

  • Badass Driver: Duke is an expert operator of motor vehicles, particularly motorcycles.
  • Black and Nerdy: Duke is a bright boy and quick learner.
  • Child Prodigy: Duke is a very gifted student, and was shown preparing to take the Riddler's quiz challenge before Batman intervened and stopped the villain himself.
  • Fighting with Chucks His Weapon of Choice.
  • Cool Helmet: Part of his costume.
  • Heroic Willpower: According to John Stewart, Duke Thomas' name was listed on a database compiled by the Council of Oa which had selected no less than five thousand ideal Earthling candidates to serve as replacement Lanterns for the Task Force should one be needed. However, John informs Barbara this is likely to happen as the rings seem to have some recently discovered interference glitch when used by metahumans.
  • Hidden Depths: His hobbies include collectible card games, puzzles, and film. Shows potential as a writer, namely poetry, although will never admit it.
  • The Leader: Duke previously led the Kid Wonders. He is an exceptionally charismatic leader.
  • Mission Control: Serves as this for Batman after officially becoming part of the Bat-Family.
  • Power Glows: One of his light-based powers is the ability to see the points where Null takes in light energy to convert into negative space.
  • Skilled, but Naïve: Duke is a lot like Stephanie. Both of them are determined and prone to run through obstacles rather than find their way around them with finesse. The simple fact is that some obstacles need to be avoided.
  • Token Super: He's the only meta-human on the team.

    Batman IV (Terry McGinnis)
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    Ace (Titus)

Named after the Shakespeare character, Titus is Damian Wayne's pet Great Dane, given to him by his father, Bruce.


A Bat-Dragon procured by Damian Wayne during his world travels. A traveling companion to Damian, Goliath fights and helps him on all his missions.

  • Big Eater: The thing eats a lot, and his meals are often the size of Damian.
  • Cool Pet: The fourth for Damian, after Alfred the Cat, Titus and Bat-Cow.
  • Lovable Coward: As big and strong as he is, he wouldn't hurt a fly if he didn't have to and much prefers to run from his problems.
  • Our Dragons Are Different: Looks like a combination of a bat and a red dragon.
  • Team Pet: Along with Titus he's this for the Bat-Family.
  • Weaksauce Weakness: Any kind of sonics. Maya eventually learned to manipulate her own sonic equipment to better guide Goliath.


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