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- The Alliance: Rather than a single unified front, they're several different groups and independent agents with their own agendas that stay out of each other's way and aid the others on occasion.
- Composite Character: The organization is mostly based on their characterization from Young Justice, including their leaders.
- Evil Plan: They want to turn Earth into a galactic power, and believe the way to do so is through "survival of the fittest" and playing various other factions against each other.
- Greater-Scope Villain: Considering their involvement, it's no surprise they're this for several heroes.
- The Illuminati: The Light seems to have a lot of Illuminati-characteristics, down to their group's name being similar to "the enlightened ones".
- Light Is Not Good: They're called the Light and they're evil. Simple as that.
- Nebulous Evil Organization: So nebulous they don't even have a symbol.
- Teeth-Clenched Teamwork: While they're nominally allies, some groups within The Light dislike or downright hate each other, like H.I.V.E. and the League of Assassins.
- Well-Intentioned Extremist: Want to fast-track humanity's advancement and put Earth on top throughout the universe. Unfortunately, they're also willing to do almost anything to get there.
- Xanatos Gambit: The Light are experts at these, setting up hedges in nearly every episode that ensures that no matter whether the heroes win or lose, The Light's plans continue moving forward.
First Circle Operatives
The Cult of Kobra
Icicle (Joar Mahkent)
Frostbite (Cameron Mahkent)
- Adaptation Name Change: He's not called Icicle Jr. but goes by the name of Frosbite.
- Amazing Technicolor Population: His skin is light blue (with or without activating his powers) because he was born with cryokinetic powers.
- An Ice Person: Frosbite has the ability to create large ice crystals from his own body, and freeze the air around him to create various obstacles. He has demonstrated the ability to sling crystals great distances, which freeze whatever they strike on contact. He can also shoot light blue beams of ice.
- Related in the Adaptation: Because of his father's marriage to Sigrid Nansen, he's the half-brother of Caitlin Snow and her sisters Bethany and Roxanne.
Dr. Anthony Ivo
The Legion of Doom
Second Circle Operatives
The League Of Assassins
Third Circle Operatives
Fourth Circle Operatives
See The Rogues
Atomic Skull (Albert Michaels)
Count Vertigo (Werner Zytle)
- Aristocrats Are Evil: He's a Count, and a terrorist and a usurper.
- Boring, but Practical: His only power is to disorient people, but it's more than effective against his opponents.
- Combat Pragmatist: He uses his powers to gain an upper hand in battle.
- Diplomatic Immunity
- Evil Uncle: To Perdita Zytle alias Gabrielle Doe alias Halo. Which he tried to kill his niece and the queen of his country in order to gain the throne for himself.
- The Ghost: While mentioned in Halo's backstory, he hasn't appeared yet.
- The Usurper: Has his brother and his wife killed so he can usurp his niece.
- White Hair, Black Heart: White-blond hair on a man willing to murder his own niece to usurp his home country's throne.
- Cloning Blues: Cloning Superman and Supergirl was one of their many projects.
- For Science!: Basically their entire motivation.
- Greater-Scope Villain: They're the ones who experimented on Grodd, gave steroids to John Diggle and created Conner Kent, Galatea and Bizarro.
- They're also the ones who experimented on and indirectly created the Royal Flush Gang, as well as giving Carrie Cutter the COBALT formula.
- Mad Scientist: An entire lab dedicated to the mad sciences.
- Satellite Character: So far no member has appeared in person, and they serve mainly as motivation for different characters.
Fifth Circle Operatives
- Amazon Brigade: With the exception of Black Manta, all known operatives of this circle are women.
- Elemental Powers: Siren represents water, Volcana represents fire, Poison Ivy represents earth, Livewire represents lightning and Killer Frost represents ice. Black Manta is the Team Normal.
Livewire (Leslie Willis)
- Absolute Cleavage: She has a large lightning bolt-shaped slit that goes down to her belly button.
- Bi the Way: Her Arkham file mentions that she swings both ways.
- Deadpan Snarker: Comes with her job as a Shock Jock.
- Dumbass DJ: Before gaining her powers, she was a popular DJ who spent all her time insulting Superman in order to boost her ratings.
- Elemental Baggage: She works like a battery; she must absorb charge from other electricity sources to use her powers, and when that charge runs out, she's normal.
- Flipping the Bird: In her Arkham mugshot.
- Fire, Ice, Lightning: Has formed a trio of sorts with Volcana and Killer Frost.
- The Glasses Come Off: When Leslie got her powers, her eyesight improved and she stopped using glasses. But when she is wearing an inhibitor collar in Arkham, her powers don't work and she has to wear glasses again.
- Hand Blast: Livewire also uses an unusual application of which is the ability to act as a radio antenna as well as fire powerful blasts of electrical energy.
- The Lad-ette: While she's a woman, she doesn't act very feminine.
- Lightning Can Do Anything: Passing through Superman first apparently means it can create metahumans. Applying the trope to Livewire specifically, she's able to do nonsensical things like dive into TV screens and then appear on them.
- Logical Weakness: Livewire and water do not mix. Her stored electricity will short circuit and at least partially dissipate if she gets wet.
- Psycho Electro: She has electrical powers and isn't very sane.
- Shock and Awe: Gains electric powers after being struck by lightning. Livewire has the ability to absorb, generate and project volumes of electrical energy of an extremely high voltage. She also has the ability to transform into living energy. In that form she can transmit herself through powerlines.
- Statuesque Stunner: She's 5'9"/175cm tall, and she's not bad looking at all.
- You Gotta Have Blue Hair: She has light blue hair.
Volcana (Claire Selton)
- Canon Immigrant: She appeared in Superman: The Animated Series
- Dark Action Girl: She's willing to fight and is also a villain.
- Fire, Ice, Lightning: Has formed a trio of sorts with Livewire and Killer Frost.
- Flying Firepower: She has pyrokinesis and flight.
- Playing with Fire: She can create streams and even crude shapes of fire.
Poison Ivy (Pamela Isley)
- Action Mom: She's the spiritual mother of Tefé Holland/Sprout.
- Amazing Technicolor Population: When she's is Poison Ivy mode her skin is green due to her connection to The Green. In the Arkham Asylum Ivy's inhibitor collar lowers her chlorophyll levels, turning her skin from green to flesh colored. Since her powers are what corrected her vision, she also needs her glasses when she wears the collar.
- Amazing Technicolor Population: Her green skin.
- Badass Bookworm: She's a very talented and knowledgeable botanist and chemist, but she's also one of the most deadly people on the planet, with powerful control over nature.
- Betty and Veronica: She is the Betty to Joker's Veronica and Harley's Archie. Compared to the Joker, she is far more loving and affectionate toward Harley. Granted, it's not saying much and she isn't above her own problems.
- Beware the Quiet Ones: Somewhat. Back when she was just Pamela, she was actually pretty shy and demure with the implications of having controlling parents. Then her accident happens and she finally vents out her problems and issues.
- Bi the Way: She can easily seduce men, but her relationship with Selina and Harley is quite deep. With the latter is borderline Friends with Benefits.
- Blonde, Brunette, Redhead: The redhead to Selina's brunette and Harley's blonde.
- Charm Person: Ivy's pheromones tend to work like this. She can also use more direct Mind Control through toxic kisses (when they don't just kill outright).
- Dark Chick: As said below, she isn't much of a fighter but that doesn't make her any less dangerous.
- Deadpan Snarker: Being around Harley so much gives her a lot of practice.
- Defrosting Ice Queen: Upon meeting Harley, Ivy softened somewhat towards humans, but still manages to be quite strict whenever Harley screws up her plans. Which is frequently.
- Disproportionate Retribution: Will straight up murder all of humanity because they mistreat plants.
- Drugged Lipstick: Most common explanation for her deadly or mind controlling kiss.
- Glass Cannon: Ivy relies mostly on her plants when it comes to physical fights and isn't a very effective hand-to-hand combatant against more highly-trained brawlers like Bats himself or even Catwoman.
- Good Powers, Bad People: The current image trope. Ivy's control over plant life would have been fairly benevolent on its own. Too bad she is an insane and genocidal misanthrope.
- Green Thumb: The quintessential plant-themed comic book character.
- Kiss of Death: She can easily transmit poison through her lips.
- Mad Scientist: Possesses a disturbed and unhinged love for plants, to the point of preferring them to people
- Man-Eating Plant: She specializes in siccing these on her enemies.
- Morality Pet: With Harley.
- Ms. Fanservice: Ivy is this as always with her voluptuously athletic body, impressive hourglass figure, buxom breasts, and long shapely legs. She tends not to wear anything, other than leaves and vines.
- Plant Person: The example, in comics. Often, her skin is colored green and she protrudes leaves to cement the fact.
- Poisonous Person: Her body (and the plants she controls) typically utilize a wide variety of poisons and toxins which can kill in anywhere from seconds to days.
- Power Trio: With Harley and Catwoman as the Gotham City Sirens.
- Redhead in Green: Her primary clothing is green, and her skin color has also become green, but she is always a red head.
- Reformed Criminal: Zigzagged. While she's nominally a member of The Light, she still has her day job and doesn't commit crimes nearly as frequently as she used to.
- She's Got Legs: She has very long toned yet shapely legs.
- Villainous Friendship: Her friendship with Harley is genuine on both sides. She also has shown to be on friendly terms with Catwoman, though not nearly to the extant she is with Harley.
- Vitriolic Best Buds: She may be best friends with Harley, but she sometimes shows a very low opinion of her intelligence and common sense. This is played more seriously as this is one of the factors that keep Ivy and Harley from having a long-lasting relationship.
- Well-Intentioned Extremist: She wants to protect plants from the humans that abuse and massacre them. She'll go to any extremes to do this, and sees human life as meaningless by comparison.
- Western Terrorists: Of the "Fanatical Eco-Terrorist" sub-variety. Her fixation on the health of plants often leads to her committing atrocities to protect nature at the expense of human life.
- When Trees Attack: She can summon or grow entire trees to attack her enemies, and she can even get them to walk around.
- Wicked Cultured: As part of her Femme Fatale allure, she can behave like a sophisticated and charming lady when she wants.
Killer Frost (Louise Lincoln)
Six Circle Operatives
- Evil Genius: All members of this circle have a high intelligence on different fields.
- Arch-Enemy: Of Niles Caulder and the Doom Patrol as a whole.
- Badass Gay: Him and Mallah lead up the Brotherhood.
- Brain in a Jar: The computer network that the Brain is plugged into is totally immobile.
- Exactly What It Says on the Tin: He's a Brain in a Jar.
- French Jerk: An evil french scientist that placed his brain in a jar.
- Gratuitous French: Lacks Mallah's accent, but shares his habit of throwing random French into his sentences.
- Mad Scientist: Classic comic book example.
- Alliterative Name: Monsieur Mallah.
- Badass Gay: He's both homosexual and a Killer Gorilla.
- Composite Character: Him being experimented by S.T.A.R. Labs was given to him instead of fellow primate Grodd (who was only there for a time before being shipped to Cadmus Labs).
- The Dragon: To the Brain.
- Gratuitous French
- Nice Hat: Likes to wear a red beret.
- Uplifted Animal: Although unlike Grodd and Simeon, he wasn't born with his intelligence. He obtained it after being experimented on by the Brain.
Blockbuster (Mark Desmond)
- Genius Bruiser: Transferred his consciousness into a gorilla's body. He also knows scientific techniques which endow superpowers to ordinary humans.
- Killer Gorilla: His current body is that of an albino gorilla.
- Maniac Monkeys: Ultra-Humanite sort of fits this trope, as he is a Mad Scientist inside an albino gorilla's body.
- My Brain Is Big: In his albino gorilla form.
Mister Freeze (Victor Fries)
- Abusive Parents: His father was an abusive Control Freak.
- Affably Evil: Trying to cure his wife was his main motivation, and is perfectly capable of addressing people with 'professional courtesy' if his cell is in a suitably cold temperature.
- He even saves Selina from Hush's procedure because that's what Nora would have wanted.
- An Ice Person: Unlike most examples, his powers don't come naturally. Instead, he has to use his gun (which may or may not be linked to his sub-zero body temperature) to achieve this.
- Bald of Evil: The transformation process apparently caused all his hair to fall out.
- Cursed with Awesome: Freeze's condition means that room temperatures will kill him. However, he can survive without his suit in bitterly cold regions that would kill ordinary humans. Arguably more Blessed with Suck, since super-cold environments are comparatively rare/temporarily limited and usually very barren, whereas the world where all the people live is out to kill him.
- Even Evil Has Loved Ones: His desire to save his wife is a major part of his motivation.
- Freak Lab Accident: This is what gave him his powers.
- Freeze Ray: His Freeze Gun.
- HeelFace Revolving Door: He constantly switches allegiance since Nora's health is his main priority.
- Herr Doktor: Victor's ethnicity is Germanic and has a doctorate in medicine and engineering.
- Icy Blue Eyes: A literal example.
- Literally Shattered Lives: He invokes this trope with objects just as much as with people.
- The Lost Lenore: Nora is perhaps one of the best examples in comic books and media.
- Love Makes You Evil: Especially when the one you loved is dead.
- Misanthrope Supreme: The neglect and occasional abuse of his parents made him lose faith in humanity. Nora actually helped him to improve, but went back at it after her condition worsened.
- Sinister Shades: He's usually seen with red goggles.
- Tragic Villain: A depressed scientist desperate to save his wife's life before it's too late, and is forced to live in coldness, never getting attached to warmth due to the incident by one specific person. He also holds the page image.
Seventh Circle Operatives
- Evil Sorcerer: With the exception of Abra Kadabra all members of this circle are evil sorcerers on different fields.
Abra Kadabra (Citizen Abra)
- Adaptational Backstory Change: Citizen Abra is not from the future in the 64th century instead is a present set character since Time Travel doesn't exist in Earth-27.
- Berserk Button:
- Never mention the name of Houdini around him. Just don't. Also, he loathes not being the center of attention, and if someone else takes away applause from him.
- Outing him as a fraud who uses tech instead of real magic is a wonderful way to get him to drop all pretenses of showing off, and get serious in a hurry.
- Clarke's Third Law: He can do "magical" things because of his advance technology.
- Magic from Technology: Abra Kadabra uses advanced technology that gives him the effect of magic.
- Puppet Permutation: One of his most memorable stunts involves turning the Flash into a living marionette puppet. It's since become a signature trick of his
- Stage Magician: How he stylizes his entire character and themes his crimes.
- Demonic Possession: Thorn could transfer his essence to other bodies with a mere touch.
- Green Thumb: His body is made of wood and is a Chlorokinetic user.
- Healing Factor: Blackbriar can regenerate his body from a single sliver of wood.
- Logical Weakness: He must maintain contact with the earth or he will lose his powers.
- Weaksauce Weakness: He's vulnerable to fire, The pieces of Blackbriar's body that are burned are unable to be regenerated.
- Abusive Parents: You don't get more abusive than trying to sell your child to a demon for power.
- Alliterative Name: Felix Faust
- Archnemesis Dad: Towards his son Sebastian Faust.
- Badass in a Nice Suit: This version of Faust is wearing purple suit rather than robe in the comic books and other adaptations.
- Composite Character: He is a composite character with Vincent Yatz.
- Deal with the Devil: Loves doing this, sometimes to the point of stupidity. Vylaela offer his help to resurrect Max MacKay from the dead.
- Evil Sorcerer: Emphasis on the "evil" part, and probably one of the most morally bankrupt individuals in the DCU.
- Really 700 Years Old: No one knows quite how long he's been around, but it is known that he's been around for at least several millennia.
- Unholy Matrimony: To his former apprentice and lover Tala. He and Tala took part in a ritual which a child is formed in her womb.
- Wicked Cultured: He values knowledge above anything else, just like his comic book counterpart.
- Arch-Enemy: Of Doctor Fate.
- Energy Absorption: Wotan can reduce a person to a soul-essence and consume it.
- Evil Sorcerer: He works for Klarion on a spell to split the world in two.
- Evil Sounds Deep: Wotan speaks in a deep, resonant tone that suits the evil sorcerer like a glove.
- Meaningful Name: His name is a reference to the High Germanic name of the Norse god Odin.
- Really 700 Years Old: He is a centuries-old being who has studied black magic and even reincarnation.
- Reincarnation: He can pass away to the next life with intact memories and mystic potential.
- Red Eyes, Take Warning: His irises are red with black sclera.