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In General

  • Composite Character: They take elements and members from their various incarnations in the DCAU, Super-Friends, Young Justice and Injustice 2.
  • Equal-Opportunity Evil: They are a very varied bunch; there's an immortal caveman, an Artificial intelligence who's a collector, an intelligent gorilla, a clone, an alien, a genius savant, a pirate and a sorceress among their ranks.
  • Team Normal: The Riddler, Scarecrow and Toyman are the only members without super powers.
  • Two Girls to a Team: Cheetah and Circe are currently the only females.
  • Legion of Doom: The Trope Namer.



     Vandal Savage

  • Above Good and Evil: Often claims to be this. Sometimes he even believes it, and behaves accordingly.
  • Abusive Parents: Towards his daughter Scandal Savage.
  • Arch-Enemy: He has some serious history with Hawkman and Hawkgirl.
  • Aristocrats Are Evil: His character design is clearly meant to evoke this, as whenever he's not the Badass in a Nice Suit he's wearing some stylish-yet-menacing outfit meant to evoke this.
  • Ax-Crazy: But he's cultured and intelligent enough that it's not obvious on the surface.
  • Badass Longcoat: He's capable of being stylish if he's in the mood..
  • Beard of Evil / Beard of Barbarism: Has his iconic beard and is very much evil.
  • Berserk Button: Do not call Savage a caveman, at least not if you don't want to be beaten around like a red-headed stepchild
  • Break Them by Talking: He's able to influence people just by words alone.
  • Crazy-Prepared: As only the oldest immortal on Earth can be. He has plans within plans within plans and probably more resources available to him than any other villain around. It's not often emphasized, but he probably would make Bruce Wayne and Lex Luthor look like paupers in a raw by-the-numbers comparison.
  • Composite Character: His backstory is from the comics and has the appearance from the Arrowverse.
  • Daddy's Little Villain: He wants his daughter Scandal to be this, but she's not about to comply.
  • Deadpan Snarker: And very gifted at it, too.
  • Diabolical Mastermind: One of the very first in DC Comics and still to this day one of the best and most iconic, even if he tends to get second billing to the likes of Lex Luthor or even Ra's Al-Ghul.
  • Evil Genius: A downplayed example compared to the likes of Lex Luthor, but the meteor Vandar Adg was exposed to heightened his intelligence, and... well, let's just say that anyone could be an Evil Genius given fifty thousand years of time to learn and grow.
  • From Nobody to Nightmare: Once upon a time, Vandal Savage was Vandar Adg, who in turn was just one of many Cro-Magnon cavemen trying to survive.
  • Healing Factor: A side-effect of his powers.
  • I Have Many Names: Vandal has many alias of his own as Blackbeard, Grigori Rasputin, Curtis Knox and Jack the Ripper.
  • Immortality Immorality: At 50,000 years old, Vandal Savage is one of the oldest beings on Earth and is responsible for an astonishing range of sins, even personally inventing more than a few.
  • Joker Immunity: As if being immortal wasn't bad enough...
  • Knife Nut: He's fond of bladed weapons. In fact, he's said to have terrorized London as Jack the Ripper.
  • Mad Scientist: He's dabbled in cloning and has created an addictive super-speed-granting drug, for starters.
  • Names to Run Away from Really Fast: Well, with a name like Vandal Savage, what else would you expect?
  • Scars Are Forever: The one scar that never healed is the one he got before becoming immortal.
  • Social Darwinist: Several times.
  • The Sociopath: Being as old as he is, Savage places very little value on human life and lives primarily for any cause or deed that can stimulate him.
  • Villain with Good Publicity: He'll play this card if it will suit his purposes; in such a case, only superheroes and the reading/viewing audience are completely aware of what sort of individual he actually is.


  • A.I. Is a Crapshoot: Brainiac knew Krypton was going to explode back when he was just a supercomputer, but chose not to support Jor-El's findings; Brainiac knew fully well that the revelation would only cause panic and might interfere with Brainiac's own escape plan, and since he represents the sum total of all of the planet's knowledge, he believed that it was the only thing worth saving anyway
  • Bald of Evil: None of his android bodies have hair and he kills entire planets after accumulating all of their knowledge.
  • Barrier Warrior: Brainiac always uses his Deflector Shields to maximum effect.
  • The Chessmaster: Always. Brainiac plans well in advance, and is an expert at manipulating others into playing the roles he wants them to do.
  • The Collector: As always, Brainiac seeks knowledge by collecting the major cities of inhabited planets, then destroying the planet itself.
  • Combat Tentacles / Shock and Awe: He could extend mechanical tendrils from their bodies capable of restraining Superman, and channel electricity through them to wound him.
  • Composite Character: While he begins as a Kryptonian super-computer like in Superman: The Animated Series, after going rogue he makes himself a body using Coluan technology, effectively becoming a cyborg like in the comics and other incarnations. While his identity as Milton Fine as a covert alias during his time at S.T.A.R. Labs is from Smallville.
  • Control Freak: His Fatal Flaw. Brainiac doesn't like any situation where he's not in control, often flipping out when things don't go his way. As Superman occasionally points out, this is basically his biggest weakness. Due to his absolute need to be in control of everything, Brainiac pretty much always works alone (and his rare team-ups are guaranteed to end in backstabbing), with his only consistent 'allies' being either his machines or people under mind control.
  • The Dreaded: To Kara Zor-El/Supergirl I/Power Girl, who was on Krypton when Brainiac attacked and stole Kandor. The rest of the Kandorians are terrified of him as well, and General Zod views his failure to defeat the alien as his worst ever loss. The whole universe sees Brainiac as this due to him destroying thousands of planets and killing trillions of people, but even among other Galactic Conqueror types Brainiac stands out.
  • Evil Cannot Comprehend Good: Brainiac can't understand what Superman sees in Earth, as its scientific and technological advances are nothing compared to Krypton's. He never considers less quantifiable qualities, like love or family.
  • Evil Genius: Well, duh. Brainiac describes himself as a "twelfth-level intellect".
  • Face Ship: Usually Brainiac's ship looks right like his skull.
  • Genius Bruiser: Even in his true form, he's roughly the equal of Superman and backs it up with far superior intelligence. When he possessed Doomsday, this became literally true as he was a genius in the hulking form of one of the physically strongest beings in the universe.
  • Insufferable Genius: For a computer system, he's got an huge ego.
  • Lack of Empathy: More like lack of any general emotion, making him all the more creepier.
  • Planet Looters: His main gig is bottling up cities and shrinking them. His reasons have varied and normally, the planets he loots aren't so lucky.
  • The Resenter: Due to damage to his processors affecting his coding during his first Invasion on Earth, Brainiac develops the capacity to finally understand the concept of 'hate', choosing Superman as its target. Brainiac thus becomes fixated on not only killing Superman, but completely ruining Superman's life, determined to only release Superman from the burden of life when Superman begs for death.
  • Sadist: While largely emotionless, Brainiac does occasionally let it slip that he enjoys causing others pain, being especially prone to a Psychotic Smirk while abducting planets.
  • Secondary Color Nemesis: Is green, and wears purple.
  • Sore Loser: Brainiac would sooner blow up the planet than admit defeat.
  • Super Intelligence: One of his few consistent powers, whether he's a machine, an alien, or something else completely. A "12th level intellect", Brainiac may well be the most intelligent being in the DC Universe. He's certainly capable of storing and processing trillions of minds worth of information in his data banks and Coluan brain.
  • Superior Species: Sees Coluans as superior to all other beings, and himself as superior to his fellow Coluans.
  • Technopath: One of his few consistent powers. Brainiac can inhabit and control most forms of technology, enabling him to assemble new bodies for himself with ease, and allowing him to arm himself more and more effectively. It also makes using any sort of technology against him an iffy proposition at best.
  • You Monster!: Has been on the receiving end of this from Supergirl, Superman, and even Luthor.
  • You're Insane!: Numerous characters have called him out on his madness.

     Gorilla Grodd

  • Archnemesis Dad: Grodd is towards his son Sam Simeon.
  • Being Tortured Makes You Evil: Being experimented and modified by Cadmus Labs made his already negative outlook on humans much worse.
  • Berserk Button: Never call him a monkey or he'll tear you to pieces.
  • Evil Is Bigger: Meta-gorillas are already taller than normal apes, and he's even bigger thanks to the modifications done to him.
  • Fantastic Racism: He views humans as a worthless mud race and regularly tries to wipe them from the face of the earth.
  • Hulk Speak: Cadmus experimentation left him speaking this way, but he's just as smart as he has always been. He eventually recovers the ability to speak full sentences.
  • Killer Gorilla: He's Grodd, so of course he's a huge, human-hating gorilla.
  • Mad Scientist: An evil gorilla scientist. Grodd is extremely intelligent with knowledge of technology beyond the development of human civilization.
  • Psychic Powers: His moveset.
    • Mind Probe: He has shown the ability to absorb intelligence through the consumption of human brains.
    • Telepathy: The primary reason he's a threat to the Flash is that his telepathy operates as quickly as Flash's speed. Coupled with the fact that Grodd's far tougher than a normal gorilla, Grodd is one of the few villains the Flash can't face head-on.
  • Uplifted Animal: He's second generation of a group of gorillas that gained super intelligence.

     The Riddler (Edward Nygma)
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  • Abusive Parents: He was brutally beaten as a child because his father believed that he was a cheater and a liar. Nygma was also this with his estranged daughter Emily Nashton by murdering her in cold-blood just to prove to himself that he was truly evil and beyond redemption.
  • Badass in a Nice Suit: He often dresses in snappy suits. And yeah, he can be a badass when the situation calls for it.
  • Beware the Silly Ones: Seems harmless and goofy, doesn't he? WRONG.
  • Cool Hat: His Riddle bowler cap.
  • Criminal Mind Games: His M.O.
  • Domino Mask: A purple one.
  • Evil Genius: He's a genius among geniuses, one of the smartest men in the world, though he's consistently hampered by his compulsions.
  • Deadpan Snarker: Always has a sarcastic quip in him.
  • Green-Eyed Monster: Towards Batman. His whole goal is to prove that he's better at deduction than him.
  • Insufferable Genius: With the emphasis on "insufferable." He's the self-declared smartest man in Gotham and he doesn't mind lording it over that big dumb Bat at every opportunity.
  • Large Ham: He had a tendency towards giggling, manic monologues.
  • Nice Hat: His signature snazzy black/green bowler hat.
  • Obfuscating Insanity: His doctors question whether he's insane or just childish.
  • Psychotic Smirk: A trademark of his.
  • Riddle Me This: He's not the Trope Namer for nothing.
  • Secondary Color Nemesis: He tends towards green outfits with purple highlights.
  • Symbol Motif Clothing: His outfit is adorned with question marks
  • Small Name, Big Ego: He's perpetually seeking to prove himself as the smartest person in the room.
  • The Trickster: His riddles can prove very difficult.
  • Villain Has a Point: Sometimes he's actually right in his arguments against Batman.
  • Worthy Opponent: Considers Batman this, due to him being the only one smart enough to solve his riddles.

Bizarro is an imperfect copy of Superman created by science gone awry. Bizarro has powers similar to Superman but lacks his sense of justice and has difficulty telling right from wrong, often reveling in destruction for its own sake.

  • Bad is Good and Good is Bad: One of Bizarro's classic character tics is that he always says the opposite of what he thinks.
  • Chest Insignia: A backwards Superman shield.
  • Clone Degeneration: Technically He is an imperfect clone of Superman.
  • Composite Character: His appearance seems to be based on his Injustice 2 incarnation.
  • Dumb Muscle: Only he isn't dumb per se. He's definitely slow, but he's essentially only as old as an infant and so lacks virtually any life experiences of his own.
  • Hulk Speak: Technically, "Bizarro speak"
  • Kryptonite Factor: Blue Kryptonite has proven to be fatal to Bizarro. Exposure to blue Kryptonite radiation drains away Bizarro's strength, and prolonged exposure will ultimately kill him.
  • Superpower Lottery: Like Superman, he's a big winner, possessing most of the Man of Steel's powers, though with some differences.
    • Breath Weapon: Unlike Superman, who has freezing breath, Bizarro breathes fire.
    • Eye Beams: Can shoot freezing rays from his eyes as opposed to Superman's heat vision.
    • Flying Brick: Like Superman he haves the same powers, although usually they come with a twist.
    • Nigh-Invulnerability: Can take the same kind of beatings that Superman can and come out unscathed.
    • Super Senses: Though at one point his microscopic vision was inverted and instead caused things to grow.
    • Super Speed: He has taken on the entire Justice League in a matter of minutes, and claimed to have tied with Zoom in a race, something the Flash couldn't even achieve.
    • Super Strength: Bizarro is extremely strong, possessing explosive, almost unlimited super-strength. However, the exact magnitude of Bizarro's strength has never been measured or fully examined. He was once able to move a mountain with no form of aid.

     Captain Cold (Leonard Snart) 

     Black Manta (David Hyde)
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  • Arch-Enemy: To Arthur Curry/Aquaman.
  • Archnemesis Dad: Towards his son Jackson Hyde/Aqualad
  • Badass Mustache: More of a goatee really.
  • Composite Character: His appearance is based of his Young Justice incarnation.
  • Color Character: He's Black Manta after all.
  • Cool Helmet: His visual trademark. It allows him to breathe underwater and can shoot the Eye Beams mentioned below.
  • Clothes Make the Superman: Armor designed for optimum performance both underwater and on land.
  • Dark Is Evil: His intimidating, pitch-black armor makes this abundantly clear.
  • Darth Vader Clone: Hits nearly all of the prerequisites. He wears a full-body suit of black armor with a Cool Helmet that deepens his voice, and is the secret father of Jackson Hyde/Kaldur'ahm.
  • Eye Beams: Heat-based lasers, though each helmet has a limited supply.
  • Even Evil Has Loved Ones: His son, Jackson Hyde aka Aqualad.
  • Luke, I Am Your Father: He's the Biological father of Jackson Hyde/Aqualad.
  • Made of Iron: His suit not only provides him protection from the crushing undersea depths, but allows him to fight on-par with Aquaman.
  • Powered Armor: His suit allows him to breath underwater, gives him super strength and has heat vision.
  • Psycho for Hire: Originally, a very ruthless pirate, after the death of his father, he became this.
  • Ruthless Modern Pirates: He's a submarine pirate and uses pretty advanced tech.
  • Red Eyes, Take Warning: His suit's eyes glow red and can shoot beams.
  • Scary Black Man: Even out of armor, one of the scariest normal men you'll find.


     Cheetah (Barbara Ann Minerva)
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  • Adventurer Archaeologist: Only an evil one.
  • Arch-Enemy: Wonder Woman's Secondary archnemesis.
  • Awesome by Analysis: Cheetah is a cunning strategist.
  • Bare Your Midriff: This version wears clothes and her toned stomach is exposed.
  • Cat Girl: Her Cheetah form. A rather literal example unlike Catwoman, since she is actually part-human, part feline.
  • The Champion: To the Uzkartaga, whose power she wields.
  • Composite Character: Cheetah's appearance is taken straight from Justice League: Doom.
  • Dark Action Girl: Cheetah is very adept at hand to hand combat obviously able to go one on one with Wonder Woman repeatedly.
  • Even Evil Has Standards: She absolutely despises rapists.
  • Evil Redhead: While her civilian form has brown hair. In her Cheetah form has long red hair.
  • Femme Fatalons: Fierce claws worthy of any jungle cat are her primary asset — the better to flay her prey for Uzkartaga.
  • I'm a Humanitarian: At her very, very worst.
  • Lightning Bruiser: As the Cheetah, she's strong enough and fast enough to beat up Diana.
  • Power at a Price: Suffers severe pain when in human form. Later she had to feast on fresh blood to maintain her immortal powers and stave off the agonies of being in human form and stay alive.
  • Ritual Magic: Barbara must undergo a dark ritual involving human sacrifice to become the Cheetah.
  • Secret Identity: A.R.G.U.S. isn't aware she's part of the Legion of Doom.
  • Super Senses: Cheetah's senses are a lot more powerful than a normal human.

     Toyman (Winslow Schott)
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  • Brain in a Jar: Turns out that while his body did perish in the explosion, his brain was preserved and now controls an android body resembling his living self.
  • Composite Character: His appearance is based on the Young Justice incarnation.
  • Cut Lex Luthor a Check: He builds a giant robot to rob a bank because constructing robots for his own personal use is expensive.
  • Gadgeteer Genius: His gimmick focuses mostly around building a large arsenal of toy-like gadgets.
  • Humongous Mecha: Pilots a giant toy soldier.
  • Hypocrite: Winslow believes his actions are to protect children and he viewed himself as a righteous defender of childhood. A bit hypocritical when you realize he abandoned his two children.
  • Never Found the Body: He was presumed dead for years after apparently blowing himself up, only for him to reappear seemingly alive alongside his son and Jack Nimball. Considering his brain was somewhere else, it's no surprise he survived.
  • Parental Neglect: He was too busy with his projects to pay attention to his children, and only grew more distant after the accident that left his wife on life support.
  • Posthumous Character: After an attempt to kill his former business partner. But in claiming his revenge, Superman interfered. Superman confronted Winslow and made him realize that other people were being injured in the crossfire. Superman told Winslow that while he had been off the grid planning all this, Mary had made a recovery and was on her feet again, waiting to talk to him. Winslow almost surrendered but at the last second, with Superman and his former partner there, Winslow decided Superman was lying to him and detonated his workshop. The blast launched Superman clear of the explosion and left not a trace of Winslow Schott nor his partner.
  • Remote Body: The Toyman is actually an android body controlled by his brain.
  • Robot Master: He is really fond of creating various toy-like robots as his personal army and vehicles. He's perfectly capable of making full-fledged lifelike androids, and will do so if a scheme calls for it, but he just seems to find it less interesting.
  • Skunk Stripe: Has one on his brown hair.

     Black Adam (Teth Adam)
  • All Your Powers Combined: Shu's Stamina, Heru's Swiftness and flight, Amon's Strength, Zehuti's Wisdom, Aton's Power, and Mehen's Courage.
  • Can't Take Criticism: If he feels you are anything less than respectful in his presence, that's more than enough reason for him to end you. Insulting him directly makes him even more vicious.
  • Chest Insignia: Like Captain Marvel, a lightning bolt.
  • Dragon Ascendant: He later replaced Toyman as a new full-fledged member.
  • Genius Bruiser: Black Adam is sometimes written this way, at least when he's a protagonist. Unlike with Captain Marvel, there's no supernatural element present. When he's a villain, for the record, he is typically of average intelligence.
  • Good Is Not Nice: Even at his absolute best, he's still very much a product of his time and is more brutal than most unambiguously villainous characters.
  • The Good King: Yeah, his methods are questionable at best and his sheer brutality towards his enemies makes most true villains pale in comparison, but he truly loves his country and people and wants to rule them wisely and justly and keep them safe from harm.
  • Evil Wears Black: As if you couldn't tell by the name.
  • Fatal Flaw: Wrath. His brutality and tendency to go on violent rampages whenever he feels sufficiently wronged are the cause of the vast majority of his problems.
  • Flying Brick: Black Adam, like all users of the power of Shazam, is an example of this.
  • Fallen Hero: He used to be the original wielder of the Power of Shazam, but lost his way.
  • Healing Factor: He displayed the ability to use the transformative lightning to heal others or himself instantly from wounds inflicted on his mortal form.
  • Knight Templar: He wants to have his country safe and to have a happy family. It's his actions that are disgusting.
  • Might Makes Right: He's got the power of six gods - of course he deserves to rule.
  • Nigh-Invulnerability: There's not much out there that can hurt Black Adam; there have been times when neither he nor Captain Marvel could hurt the other.
  • Shock and Awe: Black Adam can use the lightning bolt as a weapon by dodging it and allowing it to strike an opponent or target.
  • Worthy Opponent: Has a grudging respect for Billy.

     Scarecrow (Dr. Jonathan Crane)
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  • Badass Bookworm: A former Psychiatrist and college professor, who regularly faces the Batman and threatens the entire city.
  • Deadly Gas: His Fear Gas, which he used to poison much his victims at Gotham City.
  • Evil Sounds Deep: The mask sometimes enhances his voice, and those exposed to his fear toxin generally hear the Voice of the Legion.
  • Hallucinations: What Scarecrow's Fear Gas inflicts upon its victims. It causes a person to see their worst fears, subsequently causing a city-wide panic attack and riots. It would have gotten worse had Batman and his allies not managed to stop him.
  • Lean and Mean: Scarecrow is extremely slender and lanky, and of course he's a psychotic killer.
  • Mad Scientist: Well, not quite a scientist, but definitely the gist of this trope.
  • Master of Illusion: Particularly the scary kind.
  • Nightmare Fetishist: Almost literally, as his fascination of fear reaches disturbing proportions, and he may seek out conflict with Batman just to feel afraid.
  • Scary Scarecrows: His entire reason for dressing up like a scarecrow is because of the symbolism; after all, a scarecrow's purpose is to scare.


  • Absolute Cleavage: Her costume shows her cleavage.
  • Clairvoyance: Circe also seems to have limited clairvoyant potential, mostly demonstrating a mystical awareness of guests on her island and the presence of other immortals in her company. She was able to detect Hermes in an invisible state when he visited her.
  • Even Evil Has Loved Ones: Her daughter, Lyta, is the only person that Circe genuinely cares about and loves enough to hold off on attacking Wonder Woman.
  • Evil Counterpart: Wonder Woman loves everyone. Circe hates everyone.
  • Immortality Immorality: Circe is one of the oldest humans in the DC Universe, and is among the most dangerous.
  • Lady of Black Magic: Villainous version. Circe packs enough magical power to level cities and affect hundreds of people at once with her transformation curses.
  • Stripperiffic: Frequently dresses this way. Mainly as a way of throwing off male enemies through sex appeal.
  • Really 700 Years Old: Dates back to 1200 BC.
  • Statuesque Stunner: She's 6ft/183cm tall and drop dead gorgeous.
  • Teleportation: Capable of tapping even cosmic energies, she can teleport between dimensions such as from Earth to Olympus.
  • The Vamp: Not afraid to use her sex appeal to get what she wants. With her ability to seduce others with her natural beauty, Circe is an excellent master manipulator.
  • Wicked Witch: One of the wickedest witches in comic books in fact.
  • You Gotta Have Blue Hair: Purple in her case.

    Jack-In-The-Box (Jack Nimball)
  • Ambiguously Human: It's not clear if he's actually Jack Nimball, or some sort of living toy created by Winslow Schott. Turns out he's a combination of sorts.
  • Composite Character: He's combined with Walter Dunhill, the man behind the car accident which killed Winslow Schott's wife in the comics.
  • Even Evil Has Standards: His targets were a defense contractor, a priest embroiled in a scandal about child abuse, and Lex Luthor. He also saved a bus full of children with special needs (although not without giving them nightmares in the process) who were taken hostage by members of C.R.I.M.E.
  • Legacy Character: In a way, he's the second Toyman after Winslow Schott.
  • Never Found the Body: Believed to have been blown up by Winslow alongside him, he claims to have survived the explosion, and currently remains at large. Turns out there was never a body to find anyway.
  • Robotic Reveal: It's revealed his consciousness was digitally copied and placed on an android body by a Not Quite Dead Winslow.
  • Rubber Man: He can fit inside a box to surprise his targets, survive jumping from great heights, slip out of handcuffs with ease, and possibly is even able to survive point-blank high-intensity explosions. It's believed he's a meta-human with great malleability.
  • Slasher Smile: Has one that would make the Joker proud.

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