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    In General 
  • Aw, Look! They Really Do Love Each Other: Comes up quite a bit. While the team projects the appearance of being blue collar criminals who only got together for survival and actually kind of hate each other, each team member has gone out of their way numerous times to help another when it didn't benefit them.
  • Dysfunction Junction: Everyone, aside from James Jesse, has... severe issues, to say the least. None of them seemed to have a happy home life.
  • Even Evil Has Standards: In fact, there are actual rules that Cold set in place. While they're mostly to avoid getting too much attention, some are still the standard version of the trope. the rules are:
    • It's about the money. So jobs that lead to ruling the world and such are generally turned down by the team.
    • Don't kill a cop, if it can be avoided. Cop killers get more attention from superheroes and police.
    • Never kill a cape, but especially speedsters. For the same reasons as above.
    • No drugs. It messes with their heads and leads to mistakes.
  • Evil Is One Big, Happy Family: Well, a dysfunctional family, but generally they act as each other's family. It helps that none of them are really close with their own, non-supervillain families.
  • Not-So-Harmless Villain: It's easy to dismiss the Rogues because of their goofy names and gimmicks, but that would be a big mistake. As Flash himself has pointed out in the past, the Rogues aren't just a bunch of villains who each have their own sometimes silly-seeming gimmicks. They're Central City's version of the Mafia with their own sometimes silly-seeming gimmicks.
  • Quirky Miniboss Squad: Probably the most famous and popular example in the DCU. Played with, as they do like to invoke Not-So-Harmless Villain.
  • Teeth-Clenched Teamwork: The team has constant infighting and get on each other's nerves, but they work very well with each other.

    Captain Cold (Leonard Snart) 
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Leonard Snart is the ruthless and intelligent leader of the Rogues, a criminal team operating in Central City, and wields a cold gun during the commission of their crimes as Captain Cold.


  • Abusive Parents: His father was a violent drunk who regularly beat him, his mother, and his sister.
  • Adaptational Sexuality: Captain Cold is straight in the comic books and other adaptations. In Earth-27 he's gay similar to his Citizen Cold counterpart.
  • Alliterative Family: With his younger sister, Lisa.
  • Badass Normal: Other than his cold gun, he has no powers.
  • Big Brother Instinct: He's very protective of his sister Lisa and fellow Rogues.
  • Brother–Sister Team: With Lisa Snart/The Top.
  • Captain Superhero: While a supervillain, he uses the Captain as a moniker. An actual Captain, Captain Atom, is not amused.
  • Composite Character: His costume and appearance is taken straight of his Arrowverse portrayal. He's also a composite of Citizen Cold, his Earth-X counterpart who's also gay.
  • Deadpan Snarker: Commonly. Snart can't resist taking the piss out of anyone and everyone he comes across, especially if that person happens to be Barry. He becomes arguably the biggest snarker in a group already filled to the brim with them.
  • Even Evil Has Standards: He's practically the poster child for this trope.
  • Fire/Ice Duo: With Rory.
  • Freeze Ray: His signature Cold Gun. It's really supposed to slow down molecules, the ice is a side effect. In his words, it's a cold gun, not an ice gun; his gun slows molecules to absolute zero, while Mister Freeze's just shoots ice.
  • Glass Cannon: He's not a metahuman, so he's just as vulnerable as a typical human being. However, his extremely high offensive powers thanks to his Cold Gun more than make up for this.
  • Morality Chain: Thanks to him Heat Wave is less volatile and dangerous.
  • Never Hurt an Innocent: Refuses to kill innocent bystanders or those not involved in his business.
  • Noble Demon: He may be a criminal with sociopathic tendencies, but he doesn't kill women or children and makes his co-workers to do the same.
  • Worthy Opponent: To Barry.

    Heat Wave (Mick Rory) 
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A deranged criminal with a fixation with fire and Leonard Snart's long-time partner in crime.


  • Badass Normal: Much like Snart, Rory has no powers besides his heat gun.
  • Composite Character: His costume and appearance is taken straight of his Arrowverse portrayal.
  • The Dragon: Frequently fills this role for Captain Cold.
  • Fire/Ice Duo: With Snart.
  • Hair-Trigger Temper: Has a very short fuse. Although Captain Cold has helped him become less explosive.
  • Kill It with Fire: He's a criminal that possesses a flamethrower.
  • Odd Friendship: With Snart, Mick's Hot-Blooded nature and pyromania is often a Spanner in the Works for Snart's carefully planned heists. Snart in turn, often keeps him Locked Out of the Loop and there's not a lot of respect on both sides. It's surprising that they work together and haven't killed each other for one reason or another.
  • Pyromaniac: Just like fellow fire-using criminal Firefly, he loves to burn things.
  • Self-Made Orphan: Burned down his childhood home while his family was still inside. Not of malicious intent; he just couldn't help it.
  • Tattooed Crook: His arms and knuckles have flame tattoos.
  • Tragic Villain: He's legitimately mentally ill and has sought out psychiatric help, but all the therapy he takes has made no progress in curbing his impulses to start fires.
  • Vitriolic Best Buds: He and Captain Cold rub each other the wrong way. They also work well together on missions, and while Cold isn't above taking advantage of Heat Wave, is also protective and concerned over Rory's mental health.

     Captain Boomerang (George "Digger" Harkness) 
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A cowardly and pragmatic mercenary/regular Task Force X member who wields razor-sharp, cybernetic boomerangs. Hated by his fellow Rogues due to being a Dirty Coward and Jerkass of the utmost extreme.


  • Awesome Aussie: He is one of the most thorough Deconstructions of this trope imaginable.
  • Battle Boomerang: Is an expert at the combat uses of Boomerangs.
  • The Bogan: The guy lives by this trope, despite being only half-Australian.
  • Boxed Crook: His lengthy run with the Suicide Squad.
  • Captain Ethnic: Of the Australian variety. Other Australians hate him for giving Australia a bad name.
  • Captain Superhero: Captain Boomerang is a "bad guy" example, obviously, but otherwise he fits. Unlike Snart, he really achieved the rank of Captain while in the army, instead of just choosing the moniker.
  • Combat Pragmatist: Not at all afraid to use any dirty tactic available to him.
  • Embarrassing Nickname: "Boomerbutt," from Amanda Waller and eventually the rest of the Suicide Squad.
  • Ethnic Scrappy: He is this In-Universe. Nobody, even his fellow Australians, seems to like him.
  • The Friend Nobody Likes: Neither the other Rogues nor the Suicide Squad particularly like him.
  • Jerkass: Even the other Rogues don't like him much — not because he's evil, just because he's a colossal dick.
  • Laughably Evil: He may be a total bastard in every sense of the word, but he escapes being a Hate Sink by being completely hilarious.
  • Let's Get Dangerous!: He's ordinarily useless in combat as a member of the Suicide Squad, but only because he's utterly uninterested in helping out and an utter coward to boot. Put his life on the line, though, and as Amanda Waller put it, he'll "fight like hell to get out of it," and quite successfully at that.
  • Nice Hat: Wears a beanie with a boomerang on it.
  • Tattooed Crook: He also has a boomerang tattoo on the right side of his neck.

     The Top (Lisa Snart) 
Lisa is a member of the Rogues and the sister of the infamous Captain Cold.
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     The Trickster (James Jesse) 
The Trickster is a criminal mastermind who uses a deadly joke-bag of tricks to pull off his crimes.

     Pied Piper (Hartley Rathaway) 
  • Aw, Look! They Really Do Love Each Other: Despite their complicated relationship, he still cares about his sister Izzy. He and the Rogues even broke her out of prison and let her be with them.
  • Disability Superpower: He was born deaf and got implants that gave him enhanced hearing.
  • Gadgeteer Genius: He invented his weapons and force-field gadgets.
  • Handicapped Badass: He might be deaf, but he's one of the smartest among the Flash's rogues.
  • Living Lie Detector: His enhanced hearing can work as a lie detector if he focuses on one's heart beat.
  • Magic Music: His main power.
  • Make Some Noise: Rathaway employs a number of devices that can generate or amplify sound for destructive purposes.
  • Mind-Control Music: He can control people with his music from his sophisticated flute capable of hypnotizing anyone within range of its sound.
  • Missing Mom: His mother Rachel Rathaway died giving birth to his younger sister Izzy. This left him with complicated feelings towards his half-sister.
  • Related in the Adaptation: His step-father is Isaac Bowin, and his half-sister is Izzy Bowin, the current Fiddler.
  • Sibling Yin-Yang: He's deaf and had no interest in music, while his sister always had a good ear for playing and music.
  • Straight Gay: Pied Piper was this way when he first came out, completely shocking Flash with the revelation of his sexuality.
  • Twofer Token Minority: Disabled and Gay.

     Mirror Master (Evan McCulloch) 
  • Drugs Are Bad: Suffers from a cocaine addiction, and deals it on the side
  • Green Lantern Ring: The things he can do with his "magic mirrors" seem almost unlimited, up to creating entire mirror universes.
  • Magic Mirror: He can do absolutely anything with mirrors, mostly involving teleportation and making reflections solid.
  • Violent Glaswegian: He's a Scottish man who has been established as one of the most amoral and ruthless members of the Rogues

     Weather Witch (Marcia Mardon) 
  • Alliterative Name: Marcia Mardon
  • Composite Character: Her codename comes from a minor character who inherited the Weather Wand from the original Wizard.
  • Cut Lex Luthor a Check: Lampshaded. Clyde wanted to use the weather wand to help people and aid in the growth of crops, a very profitable pursuit. Marcia, being an unimaginative goon who likes the thrill of committing crimes, saw no real use for it beyond furthering her criminal activities
  • Gender Flip: From Mark in the comics to Marcia here.
  • Jack-of-All-Trades: Has tremendous overlap with the other Rogues in terms of powers, but rarely the level of finesse with them.
  • Magic Feather: Her Weather Wand eventually became this to her.
  • Weather-Control Machine: Her weather wand.

     Peek-a-Boo (Lashawn Baez) 
  • Blessed with Suck: Her power would be pretty cool, if it didn't blow everything to hell each time she used it.
  • Logical Weakness: She can only teleport to locations she can see. If she can't then there's nowhere to go.
  • Teleportation: Her main ability.
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     Magenta (Frances "Frankie" Kane) 
  • Can't Stay Normal: Even when she tries to live life without using her insanity-causing powers, situations arise that force her to use them and risk going mad.
  • Extra-ore-dinary: Technically, she's actually using magnetic field manipulations.
  • The Mentally Ill: Magenta really is mentally ill and could seriously use some therapy, but her violent mood swings and powers make it incredibly difficult for her to get treatment.

     Trickster II (Axel Walker) 
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Alexander Lazlo "Axel" Walker is a Trickster God, self-proclaimed son of Rose Walker, and member of the Rogues.
  • Achilles' Heel: Like all Daimons he's weak to adamant.
  • Adaptational Badass: In the comics Axel only had his intelligence and gimmicks, but here he has all the powers of a trickster Daimon.
  • Adaptational Sexuality: Like his parents, he's bisexual while in the comics he was apparently heterosexual.
  • Adaptation Species Change: In comics he was human, but here he's a Daimon.
  • Artificial Family Member: Sort of. He came into existence due to a psychic link between a nameless Daimon and Rose Walker, so he considers himself her son.
  • Delinquent Hair: He's a Delinquent Daimon and has the hairstyle to match.
  • Does Not Like Shoes: Not sure about shoes but he hates socks.
  • Master of Illusion: He's very good at casting strong illusions.
  • Multicolored Hair: The front of his hair is blonde while the back is brown.
  • Odd Job Gods: Self-proclaimed God of Fun & Toys.
  • Sweet Tooth: He has a ranging sweet tooth, but is especially fond of lemonade and anything flavored hazelnut, vanilla, or caramel. He also loves anything and everything baked by Rose Walker, even if it's inedible to most folk.
  • Strong Family Resemblance: Looks a lot like his mother Rose Walker and his imaginary father Charlie Parker.
  • Token Non-Human: He's a Daimon in a team of humans and meta-humans.
  • The Trickster: Besides being his codename, he's also a Trickster god.
  • Trickster God: True trickster gods are often paradoxical. They often exist without a reason to do so and can die multiple times only to cheat Death and return to life without much ill-effect. They claim they do so because the cosmic balance of the universe requires their brand of chaos to counteract all the laws and order which surround us.
  • Weaksauce Weakness: Apparently @Four_Eyes/Velma Dinkley thinks he may be able to be contained by dousing him with bleach or trapping him in a circle of bleach.

     Fiddler (Izzy Bowin) 
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See the Secret Six


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