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Described by Oracle as "A Sivana Industries sponsored superhero team meant to be an alternative to the Justice League but are really just a bunch of No-Good Criminals who chose Costumes and Identity's meant to mock their Heroic Counterparts."

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They are Earth-27's Crime Syndicate.

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The Group in General

  • Berserk Button: Comparing the Salvation Syndicate to the Justice League is a really good way to get on their bad side. An even worse thing to do is to confuse the two.
  • Composite Character: They're a combination of the Crime Syndicate, Legion of Doom, Secret Society of Super villains and the Justice Lords from Justice League animated series.
  • Evil Counterpart: To the entire Justice League of America.
  • The Ghost: Doctor Sivana, the one who sponsored their creation, hasn't appeared in person.
  • Heel–Face Turn: Lor-Zod, Thara Ak-Var, Jessica Cruz and Lorraine Reilly eventually become heroes, joining the Justice League.
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  • The Psycho Rangers: Emphasis on psycho on the Salvation Syndicate. They serve as a villainous foil to the heroic Justice League.

     Owlman (Lincoln March) 
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Who are you? Who, Who.
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  • Ambiguous Situation: Lincoln's identity as Owlman hasn't been revealed yet in E27. Roy has also hinted that he may be Thomas Wayne, Jr. Bruce's long thought dead baby brother, but hasn't confirmed it yet.
  • Ax-Crazy: He's a raving lunatic, especially when fighting.
  • Composite Character: With Thomas Wayne Jr. the original Owlman since he's not from a different dimension and the Lincoln March who served as Owlman for the Court of Owls.
  • The Determinator: Lincoln has taken some truly amazing punishment, but his hatred for Bruce will always push him forward.
  • Faux Affably Evil: He may show a mask of politeness to people unaware of his identity, but as Owlman it all goes away.
  • Healing Factor: He can basically recover from most mortal wounds, so long as cold isn't involved anyway.
  • Long-Lost Relative: There's the possibility he really is Thomas Wayne Jr., who was presumed dead shortly after birth.
  • Ominous Owl: His Animal Motif.
  • Super Intelligence: Owlman has increased his intelligence to superhuman levels.
  • Villain with Good Publicity:
    • He's the elected mayor of Gotham City in 2016, But unknown to everyone he's the mysterious Owlman of the Court of Owls.
    • During 2016 election he promised revitalized infrastructure, stronger economy & tourism, vigilantes are made honorary GCPD officers, destruction of Arkham and Blackgate rebuilt in Blüdhaven. His motto was "March is a Step Forward", and he was endorsed by Vesper Fairchild, The Sons of Batman Motorcycle Club and The Gotham Gazette.

     Zoom (Eobard Thawne) 
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Blink and you'll miss him.

  • Adaptational Backstory Change: Zoom is not from the future but instead a present set character in Earth 27 as Time Travel doesn't exist.
  • Ambiguous Situation: Zoom's real identity is not revealed in Earth-27, With Roy heavily hinting the true identity of three people involved: Harrison Wells, Eddie Thawne and Hunter Zolomon.
  • Bright Is Not Good: His bright yellow suit and red lightning cannot hide his vile nature.
  • Composite Character: Eobard Thawne is combined with Hunter Zolomon by taking the name of Zoom and using Reverse Flash as a moniker and also combined with Edward Clariss a.k.a The Rival. He's implied to be a composite of Malcom Thawne aka Cobalt Blue, the Long lost Evil Twin Brother of Barry Allen presumed dead shortly after birth in the Post Crisis era.
  • Driven by Envy: His desire to be Barry Allen is a large part of his motivation for his villainy.
  • Evil Counterpart: To Barry, complete with a uniform that, unsurprisingly, features a reverse color-scheme (red lightning motif and boots, yellow costume) to the Flash.
  • Lack of Empathy: Even by the low standards of DC villains, he's well known for having no empathy whatsoever.
  • Love Makes You Evil: His obsession and admiration for Barry turned him into the monster he is today.
  • Obviously Evil: Where the Rogues have a set of moral guidelines they follow (most of the time) and characters like Lex Luthor or Grodd can at least hide their nature behind a veneer of civility Zoom never makes any bones about being anything other than a sadistic, sociopathic monster out to ruin Barry's life any way he can.
  • Palette Swap: Zoom wears a color-flipped version of Flash's costume.
  • Red Eyes, Take Warning: His eyes were frequently seen to glow red whenever he was using his powers.
  • Slasher Smile: Often sports a truly unnerving one, usually when he's done something to really screw up Barry's life.
  • Smug Snake: Has a monumental superiority complex, not just regarding the Flash but pretty much every DC hero he encounters.
  • Vibro Weapon: Can vibrate his hand so fast he can phase it through people, stopping their heart or disrupting their brain.

     Power Ring (Volthoom) 
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You have been chosen Jessica Cruz...to annihilate the Earth.
One of the first Green Lanterns in history, Volthoom, gained mastery of his power ring and eventually cheated death by supplanting his consciousness into his own ring. Jump ahead several thousands of years and the ring is discovered by Sara Cruz who shows the ring to her sister, Jessica. Volthoom seizes his chance and possesses Jessica Cruz, turning her into Power Ring.
  • Artifact of Doom: A relic from the first Green Lantern of Sector 2814, Volthoom put his essence into the ring to control Jessica.
  • Evil Counterpart: Like other members of the Salvation Syndicate, Power Ring is an evil counterpart to the Green Lantern Corps.
  • Glowing Eyes of Doom: One of the many indicators that this "Green Lantern" is a little off from the others are the glowing eyes.
  • Retcon: As Earth 27 doesn't involve time travel and especially universe hopping which was a part of the original Volthoom and Power Ring's history, the creator opted to make Volthoom into one of the first Green Lanterns of Sector 2814. And also, Volthoom was a martian to boot.
  • Transformation of the Possessed: It goes without saying, but Jessica didn't exactly start out with having pulsating green veins around her eye, burning green eyes and an aura radiating from her body. Thanks evil alien artifact!

     Fury (Aresia Lowell) 
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Wonder Woman's daughter. Many years ago Diana temporarily left Themyscira in order to live among the rest of the world. During this time she married a fighter, Stephen Lowell. They had a child, but when Aresia was ten Diana's people forcibly dragged her back. Aresia always believed that her mother had abandoned her, which was furthered when "Stephen" revealed that he was in fact Steppenwolf, Darkseid's lieutenant and uncle. Aresia spent the next 500 or so years training and war while serving Darkseid before being dispatched to earth.


  • Antagonistic Offspring: REALLY hates her mom.
  • Badass Family: Being Steppenwolf's daughter makes her the cousin of Darkseid! and with her mother being a demigod makes her granddaughter of Zeus and relation to the Greek Gods.
  • Cain and Abel: In the Soft reboot, Aresia acts this way towards her half-siblings as the Cain to Jason and Stephanie Trevor's Abel.
  • Calling the Old Man Out: Rips into Wonder Woman for abandoning her. Unlike most cases it's unjustified, since Diana didn't really abandon her daughter by choice.
  • Composite Character: She's a composite of Aresia from the DCAU, Lyta Hall and Wonder Woman's Earth 2 daughter.
  • Cool Sword: She inherited her father Steppenwolf's Apokalyptan Vibro-Sword.
  • Dark Action Girl: Oh so very much. She's a deadly half-amazon, half-New God with strength matching either of her parents.
  • Dark and Troubled Past: Aresia was almost born a happy life with her family but she was not a normal child as Aresia was born with eerie purple eyes and a streak of blood red hair. Superstitions and fear prevailed at the time, so the couple chose to raise their daughter in seclusion. Diana later got captured by the amazons and her house was burned out which led Diana believe they died for years unknown to her, Steppenwolf would raised her in a unhappy way and lied to her the she abandoned them and he continued to nurture Aresia's hate for her mother (and by extension, all of humanity) as he forged his daughter into a living weapon.
  • The Dragon: To Steppenwolf, which both share their hatred on humanity and the Amazonians on Earth.
  • Fantastic Racism: She has a low opinion on humanity.
  • Freudian Excuse: She hates humanity so much because of how heavily involved they were in her Dark and Troubled Past, which was not helped by her being raised by the Apokalyptans of all people.
  • Half-Human Hybrid: She's half-amazon, half New God.
  • Meaningful Name: She's named after Ares, the Greek god of war.
  • Really 700 Years Old: She was born during the Hundred Years War, meaning she's almost literally 700 years old.
  • Secondary Color Nemesis: Aresia's costume has purple and black colors in contrast to her mother's blue and red colors.
  • Statuesque Stunner: She's almost as tall as her mother and not difficult to look at.
  • Tragic Villain: Given that Steppenwolf lied about her mother abandoning her and cause her turn a once innocent girl into a cold blood assassin of Apokalypse.
  • Whip It Good: Her Apokalyptan Plasma Whip, a bright red one.

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     Ultraman (Lor-Zod) 

     Ocean Master (Orm Marius) 
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  • The Good King: It is shown that he is actually this to the Atlanteans, and they do like him. The problem is he doesn't really like the surface dwellers all that much, which many Atlanteans agree with him on.
  • Dark Is Evil: He's determined to invade the surface, and he wears dark purple armor.
  • Fantastic Racism: He's not keen on surface-dwellers and wants them to suffer.
  • Making a Splash: His crown controls the sea.
  • Nigh-Invulnerability: Orm is able to withstand the huge pressures of deep ocean, which applies 1086 pounds of pressure per square inch.
  • Prongs of Poseidon: Wields a mystic trident granted to him by Neron, that acts as both a conduit for his powers and a mark of his favour with the demon lord, a combination Magic Staff and Staff of Authority.
  • Scars Are Forever: He has a notable scars on his body.
  • Shock and Awe: His trident can generate and control storms through unknown means.
  • Sibling Rivalry: He is Arthur's half-brother, and the two fight for the throne of Atlantis.
  • Super Strength: Orm is strong enough to casually punch a man around 30 feet into the air through concrete. Because he lives in some of the deepest parts of the ocean, Orm is able to move with ease even while 1086 pounds of pressure are applied on him.

     Superwoman (Thara Ak-Var) 

     Black Adam (Teth-Adam) 

     Straightshooter (Malcolm Merlyn) 

     The Silver Swan (Vanessa Kapatelis) 
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  • Absurdly Sharp Claws: Vanessa has created claws for herself out of the tiny robots. These claws are razor sharp, capable of cutting into an Amazon's flesh.
  • Adventurer Archaeologist: Expert in Greek Culture and Mythology due to Vanessa being taught by her mother Julia Kapatelis.
  • Ax-Crazy: Highly volatile and sadistically destructive due to her brainwashing, to the point she openly targets civilians just to make Wonder Woman notice the deaths.
  • Brainwashed and Crazy: She was kidnapped and mentally abused by Cheetah, Veronica Cale, Circe, Doctor Psycho and possibly Doctor Sivana in showing nothing but aggression while steadily being mutilated by cybernetics.
  • Cyborg: A lot of her body parts were replaced with cybernetics.
  • Make Me Wanna Shout: Using her nanites Swan is able to manipulate her voice to create a high-pitched and powerful scream. This sonic scream is strong enough to tear concrete apart and send cars flying. The scream is also powerful enough to hurt Wonder Woman.
  • More Than Mind Control: In Vanessa's case. Cheetah, Veronica Cale, Circe and Dr. Psycho played on her feelings of resentment and abandonment towards Wonder Woman in order to turn her into the Silver Swann.
  • Power Dyes Your Hair: Her brown hair turned reddish when she became the Silver Swan.
  • Unwitting Pawn: Vanessa was a victim of Circe, Cheetah, Doctor Psycho, and Vanessa Cale, who manipulated her into becoming Silver Swan. Unbeknownst to everyone, Vanessa was kept imprisoned in a secret location and was subjected to mind-altering drugs, forced steroid injections, hypnotic brainwashing, and cybernetic augmentation. All of this added up to transform Vanessa from meek college girl to the Silver Swan.
  • Winged Humanoid: Has metallic wings to fit her cybernetic enhancements. She often uses these wings in combat as they possess razor sharp ends which are able destroy wood and concrete as if they were paper. She has also utilized the wings as a protective barrier by inclosing herself within them like a cocoon. The wings also allow her to fly at high speeds.

     Malefic (Ma'ale Fa'ak) 
  • Adaptation Relationship Overhaul: Rather than being J'onn's brother, he's a martian criminal compared to James Moriarty to go against J'onn's Sherlock Holmes.
  • Arch-Enemy: Of the Martian Manhunter ever since he murdered his wife and daughter.
  • The Ghost: While an important part of J'onn and M'gann's backstories, he hasn't appeared yet.
  • Lack of Empathy: Profoundly so. Ma'alefa'ak thinks nothing of mass genocide, torture, murder, and mind rape so long as he can gain from it or use it to torture J'onn.
  • Sadist: This one pretty much goes without saying. Malefic enjoys inflicting pain.
  • The Sociopath: Probably the most obvious example in J'onn's small rogues gallery, with his short temper, malignantly antisocial behaviour, sadism, and need to control others.

     Siren (Hila ta'Xebel) 
  • Master of Illusion: She's a master of deception and illusions.
  • Making a Splash: Like her sister and all Xebel prisoners, Hila has incredibly potent hydrokinetic shifting capabilities.
  • Voluntary Shapeshifting: Hila was able to make herself look exactly like her sister. As we learn, Hila may be or is a descendent of a resident from Thule called a Shifter. Master spies, and weavers of falsehood who can alternate their outward appearance or even cast illusions at will.

     Major Force (Cliff Zmeck) 
  • Chrome Champion: Major Force's metallic shell, or "skin", is composed of a portion of the alien being known as Silver Shield, and is called Dilustel. Pieces of the aliens metal body were used in the Major Force Project, Project Captain Atom and similar projects thereafter. Unlike Captain Atom However, Force is able to coat himself with the metal yet unable to either partially or totally coat himself and therefore cannot revert to a human appearance. Force's symbiosis with the metal is such that even partially armored he is able to access the Quantum Field.
  • Hero Killer: He's the one who killed Hank Hall.
  • Nigh-Invulnerability: As an Energy Being he is notoriously hard to kill. Even decapitating him or leaving him stranded in space is not enough.
  • Super Strength: His quantum link gave him superhuman strength. He is capable of lifting 100 tons with minimal effort.

     Grid 
  • Computer Virus: A sentient one due to being created from Cyborg's stolen data and cybernetics.
  • Logical Weakness: Grid needs to be granted access to a system before it can do anything. This includes having control over his own body, instead of being isolated in cyberspace.
  • Machine Monotone: Just like his comic counterpart, he's incapable of feeling emotions, so he always talks in a droning monotone.
  • Technopath: As a sentient computer virus, Grid can gain complete control of any system it has unfettered access to, allowing it to manipulate data or rearrange security privileges.

     Silver Banshee (Siobhan McDougal) 
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  • Bare Your Midriff: On her biker-like outfit, her shirt is torn to expose her midriff.
  • Collared by Fashion: Wears a choker on her Silver Banshee look.
  • Composite Character: Her looks are based on her appearance in the Suicide Squad: Hell to Pay animated movie.
  • Deal with the Devil: Dragged into an infernal netherworld during a ritual, an entity called "the Crone" granted her powers and the ability to return to Earth as the Silver Banshee, but demanded payment in the form of an occult book that belonged to her father.
  • Flight: Silver Banshee can fly through her own powers. She has chased Superman around Metropolis dozens of times and has even eluded him on a few occasions.
  • Gorgeous Gorgon: Even when her face looks like a skull, she still looks really hot.
  • Healing Factor: If Silver Banshee takes physical damage she can heal from her wounds quickly; this ability extends to her ghostly costume.
  • I Know Your True Name: If she knows your true name, then if you hear her scream, you will die. Fortunately, Superman's true name is Kal-El, and he's not telling her that anytime soon.
  • Make Me Wanna Shout: Even if she doesn't know someone's name, her scream is still very destructive, and debilitating to people with super hearing like Superman and Supergirl.
  • Omniglot: An actual super power; due to her quasi-magical nature Siobhan is able to speak any language she hears, even a non-human one like Kryptonian.
  • Our Banshees Are Louder: The banshee of the DCU are typically mystical in origin, receiving immortality, super strength, and a hideous scream that can kill those who hear it. Of course, Silver Banshee has to know your True Name before.
  • Required Secondary Powers: She is immune to her own scream and well as sonic attacks from others, like Black Canary's Canary Cry
  • Teleporters and Transporters: Silver Banshee can seemingly evaporate and reappear at will. She has traveled small distances in rapid succession as well as international travel without any stress.
  • Statuesque Stunner: She's not bad looking at all without the makeup, and her height is 5'9"/176cm tall.
  • Super Strength: Silver Banshee is at least strong enough to land powerful blows on Superman with significant distress on Superman's part.

     Firehawk (Lorraine Reilly) 
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