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DC Comics superheroes appearing at the Super Café in the web animation series How It Should Have Ended. They are largely based on their live action versions.

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Kal-El / Clark Kent / Superman
"Made out with Lois for a little bit, flew out into space, and smiled for the camera."
Voiced by: Daniel Baxter

Always sitting on the left side of the Superhero Café, he is the Man of Steel.

  • The Ace: He sees himself as this for all superheroes.
  • Adorkable: Absolutely geeks out about the trailer for The Last Jedi and throws tons of questions and theories at an apathetic Batman. He later "fangirls" when meets a real Pikachu.
  • Art Shift: He adopts the darker suit (and hairstyle) from Man of Steel in the DCEU-themed episodes or the episodes he cameos in outside of the Super Cafe. And he dons his black suit in the Arrival trailer.
  • Badass Boast: He points out that the Avengers are essentially Decomposite Characters of all of his powers. He keeps making casual comments that suggest this.
  • The Cameo:
  • Catchphrase:
    • He regularly uses "Save the day" / "Saving the day" in his lines.
    • "You know what I would've done?"
    • "Dude, it's cool."
  • Comically Missing the Point: On two instances, Batman and him discuss about a very hyped trailer... and Superman misses the point.
    • In Super Cafe: Batman v Superman - It's On, it takes a while to Batman to figure out Superman wasn't talking about the Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice trailer but was super excited for The Force Awakens instead.
    • It happens again two years later in Super Cafe: The Last Trailer, where Superman tells Batman how he's excited about The Last Jedi, while Batman expected the conversation to be about Justice League.
  • Deus ex Machina: His "turning back time" power from Superman: The Movie is frequently regarded as this, Spider-Man forces him to prevent Gwen's death this way by pointing a gun at Batman. He also undoes Ultron's damages this way and goes to warn the Avengers as Tony Stark examines Loki's scepter in Age of Ultron. He also prevents the suicide-bombing of the congressional hearing in Batman v Superman.
  • Dude, Where's My Respect?: He feels that nobody is giving enough credit about how he saved the world and that the mass destruction in Metropolis was unavoidable. He points out the hypocrisy in the Godzilla HISHE where everyone cheers for Godzilla as a Destructive Savior for doing basically the same thing.
  • I Let You Win: He whispers "I sort of let him win" to Wonder Woman about the Batman v. Superman duel.
  • Immune to Bullets: He won't let you forget it, he even deflects Deadpool's bullets when he tries shooting Negasonic Teenage Warhead.
  • Nice Guy: He's a lot more generous and affable than Batman is.
  • Once Done, Never Forgotten: Batman likes to bring up Superman's mind-erasing kiss from Superman II.
  • Red Oni, Blue Oni: He's the level headed Straight Man to Batman, who's always bragging about how great he is.
  • Roger Rabbit Effect: His cameo in the spoofed trailer of Arrival, being animated in a live-action film trailer.
  • Smug Super: He has zero modesty about his powers compared to comic book Superman, but is still fairly affable.
  • Spared by the Adaptation: Because Batman ends up being the one to stab Doomsday with the Kryptonite Spear in How Batman V Superman Should Have Ended, he's alive and well at the end of the episode.
    • Death by Adaptation: On the flip side, he does bite the dust as a result of Thanos's Badass Fingersnap in How Ant Man and The Wasp Should Have Endednote ...albeit he's shown to regenerate.
  • Straight Man: There's always a thing he says that Batman will use to deliver a punchline.
  • Tickle Torture: As Batman is at his mercy in the Bad Future nightmare scene of Batman v Superman, he... tickles him instead of torturing him.
  • Vitriolic Best Buds: Underneath the vitriol in their discussions, he and Batman are pretty good friends.


Bruce Wayne / Batman
"Because I'm Batman!"
Voiced by: Daniel Baxter

Always sitting on the right side of the Super Café, he is the Dark Knight.

  • Achilles' Heel: As a Casanova Wannabe, he's got one major weakness: ladies. In the "Boss Battle" short, after Batman has curb-stomped the entire male customer base of the Villain Pub, Palpatine manages to exploit this particular weakness by having female villains surround Batman, whose head is then turned by all these beauties, allowing Harley Quinn to knock him unconscious In the Back with her bat.
  • Adaptational Badass: The single strongest version of Batman to ever exist. He can easily curb stomp Zod, Loki, a Dalek, Ultron, Shredder, Red Skull, Scar, Predator, Terminator, a Xenomorph warrior, Biff Tannen, Billy the Puppet, Voldemort and even Thanos. Lampshaded by Joker:
    Joker: OK, now this is just getting ridiculous.
    • To be fair, Batman didn't take out the Dalek, Zod accidentally did when he was taken out.
  • Adaptation Personality Change: He's a lot more goofy, silly and pretentious than Movie or Comics Bruce, and where Bruce is supposed to be an elegant ladies man who is genuinely attractive to girls, this one is a creep who apparently has a sleazy reputation.
  • Anything That Moves: He generally hits on every girl that he sees, his pick-up line is "Wanna know my secret identity?". Batgirl calls him out on this.
  • Art Shift: His suit can change temporarily to fit the different suits of the Batman-related episodes, even at the Café. He also appears wearing his grey and blue seventies suit in How X-Men Days of Future Past Should Have Ended and his 1989 movie's suit in How X-Men Apocalypse Should Have Ended.
  • Augmented Reality: He brings a whole new level of awesomeness to those "kids' games" such as Pokémon GO... by playing his own augmented reality game, Batman GO, which has him catch criminals in Real Life, using his phone to detect their presence and nets in a ball to capture them, saying "Gotta catch 'em all!". It's basically his usual vigilantism, just with a Pokémon GO-like gimmick.
  • Badass Normal: He likes to keep pointing this out.
  • Break the Haughty: The Boss Battle episode has him considerably subdued. When he repeats "Because I'm Batman" to Superman in discussing how he escaped, he just says it curtly. Superman wises up and asks him if he wants help next time and Batman breaks down:
    Superman:...You need more of use to go down with you next time don't you.
    Batman: Oh my gosh, yes!! Please! I..I barely made it out of there alive.
  • Bring It: Does this to the whole Villain Pub after easily defeating Zod.
    Palpatine: [to all the Pub] Kill him!
    Batman: Now we're talking!
  • Casanova Wannabe: Anytime he encounters a beautiful woman he always says "Hey there, I'm Batman. You wanna know my secret identity?". So far, none of the women have expressed interest (barred Galadriel and Dora Skirth). Batman even boasts that he and Taylor Swift had a thing going, which Superman doesn't buy at all. His man-whore desperation is well known enough that Palpatine acknowledges it as his weakness and easily defeats him in the Boss Battle.
    • On the other hand, he's got so used to be rejected on his advances that when Dora Skirth above actually expresses her interest in knowing his secret identity, he's completely flustered and have no idea on how to respond to it.
  • Catchphrase: He has quite a few.
    • "I'm Batman!" and especially "Because I'm Batman!" are the ones he uses most often, at least Once per Episode for the latter.
    • "You know what I would've done?"
    • "Sweet."
    • "Convenient."
    • "Wanna know my secret identity?"
    • "I mean... Maybe..." (whenever someone figures out his secret identity)
  • Combat Pragmatist:
    • His solution of taking out the Joker in The Dark Knight? Run over him with the batpod.
      Superman: Hold on a second! You hit him?!
      Batman: Yep.
      Superman: You hit the Joker?
      Batman: Uh-uh.
      Superman: You ran over a human being?
      Batman: Sure did.
      Superman: But... W-what about your rule?!
      Batman: [smugly] Didn't kill him.
      Superman: You sir, are bold!
    • In Batman v. Superman:
      Batman: Kryptonite bullets! I win!
  • Crazy-Prepared: His single handed take-down of the entire villain pub (except the ladies) is basically a parody of how mainstream Batman thinks of everything and has invincible plot-armor.
  • Curb-Stomp Battle: He effortlessly defeats pretty much every villain of the Villain Pub this way in the "Boss Battle" short.
  • Dirty Old Man: Batgirl calls him out for this, when he tries to hit on her, pointing out he's friends with her father.
  • Everyone Has Standards: In "The Next Knight Rises", he questions Superman sharing the fan theory the new bat symbol is the gun that killed his parents, outright questioning how specific that is and thinking that idea is weird.
  • Hypocrite: He routinely points out the flaws and Plot Holes in everyone else's movies and never those of his own, often handwaving it with "Because I'm Batman!".
  • Incredibly Lame Pun: "The Just Us League". It's so lame that it's not even original.
  • Inexplicably Awesome: Survives Ultron's apocalypse without a scratch, can shrink at will, overpowers Thanos' Badass Fingersnap through sheer willpower and snap Thanos away himself without needing the stones. Why? BECAUSE HE'S BATMAN!
  • It's All About Me: Has a huge ego on account of how popular and successful his films are. In the teaser for HISHE 2016, parodying the teaser for The Force Awakens, he teases the parody for Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice by calling Superman "Chewie" and says he's Batman's sidekick now. Diana calls him out for this in her HISHE.
  • Method Acting: invoked To prep up for Batman v Superman, Batman is getting into character between taunting Superman and calling him reckless and being even more of a jerk than usual. Superman, who is his usual affable self, doesn't know what's up with him.
  • Once Done, Never Forgotten:
    • His murderous incarnation in Batman v Superman gets him a lot of mockery among fellow supers, with Deadpool dropping by and pointing out that Batman no longer has the moral high ground over him.
    • Likewise, "Martha". Superman points out that it's hardly an uncommon name and yet somehow Batman breaks down at the mere sound of it.
  • One-Man Army: He tracked the Suicide Squad to the Villain Pub, where he hacked HAL 9000 and proceeded to tear through most of the pub staff and its regularsnote  with little effort, stealing Loki's staff and the Infinity Gauntlet. When the Joker shoots him, he catches the bullet with his teeth. Deconstructed when Palpatine ultimately gets the better of him by using his one weak spot: the ladies. Batman barely makes it out of Palpatine's trap alive, requiring him to ask for help the next time he tries attacking the pub. He actually needed Doctor Strange to bail him out, as Palpatine had taken his utility belt from him.
  • Out-of-Character Alert: In "Far from Home" Batman tells Spider-Man that he shouldn't reveal his secret identity, so Spider-Man points that he always do that with all the ladies. "Of course I do! Do you know why? Because I'm an adult, and I can handle it". After Spider-Man and MJ are gone, he reveals to be a Skrull, and calls the real Batman, who's at a space vacation.
    Batman: Hey. Wassap?
    Bat-Skrull: Hey. Just calling to check in. So... I think it went well. They don't seem to suspect anything.
    Batman: Did you say "Because I'm Batman"?
    Bat-Skrull: No
    Batman: You gotta say "Because I'm Batman"!
    Bat-Skrull: Why?
    Batman: Because I'm Batman!
    Bat-Skrull: I'm sorry. The opportunity didn't really present itself.
    Batman: I seriously doubt that!
  • Parody Stu: He's played as a riff on how Batman's fanboys insist he should be able to win against opponents he should logically stand no chance against, just because he's Batman. Good thing he makes it hilarious.
  • Phrase Catcher: In the Dawn of Justice video as part of his constant ribbing, his two catch-phrases are used by Wonder Woman ("Wanna know my secret identity?") and Superman ("Because you're Batman!")
  • Pop-Cultured Badass:
    Superman: I had no idea you were such a Taylor Swift fan!
  • Popularity Power:
  • Pre-Mortem One-Liner: Has a rather epic one in HISHE Dawn of Justice while attacking to kill Darkseid: "BECAUSE!!! I'M!!! BATMAAAAAAAAAAN!!!"
  • Secret Identity: Every girl he hits on or finds halfway attractive knows his secret identity as Superman points out repeatedly.
  • Take That!: HISHE!Batman is largely a spoof on Batman's 21st Century status, what some have called "the Batgod" i.e. that Batman can take down anyone with enough "prep time", more or less taking that concept to reductio ad absurdum. Other versions also spoof Batman's Wolverine Publicity, showing how other DC stars groan or get irritated at his constant hogging of the spotlight.
  • Trademark Favorite Food: He is always seen with a mug of coffee in his hand at the Café.
  • Unusual Euphemism: "Wanna know my secret identity?"
  • Vitriolic Best Buds: Underneath it all, he and Superman are pretty good friends.
  • A Wizard Did It: "I'm Batman" is basically his version of this handwave.

    Wonder Woman 

Diana of Themyscira / Diana Prince / Wonder Woman
"I pretty much just checked my e-mail and then fought a monster... What were you guys doing the whole time?"
Voiced by: Stephanie Fisher

The ageless Amazon warrior princess of Themyscira.

  • Adorkable: At the café terrace with Supergirl and Batgirl she is rather taken aback at how they refuse to roast her film the way Superman and Batman usually do with other superheroes at the Super Café. Wonder Woman even starts out admitting some stuff that could be picked out, but Batgirl doesn't mind and insists she's an inspiration.
  • Audience Surrogate: For those sick of Batman's Catchphrase. She shuts him down with a rightfully applied "IT'S NOT ALWAYS ABOUT YOU BRUCE!"
  • Breaking the Fourth Wall: In How Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice Should Have Ended.
    Batman: I vote reboot.
    Wonder Woman: Don't you dare! I just got here!
  • Early-Bird Cameo:
    • She first appeared in How the Batman v. Superman Teaser Should Have Ended, following the reveal of the first pictures of her as played by Gal Gadot (there was no footage of her at this point). She appeared in a pose similar to the pictures.
    • She is seen siding with Superman during the Power Walk in Bat Blood.
  • Everyone Has Standards: Much like Bruce and Clark, she's shown to visibly react negatively when Green Lantern ( actually Deadpool in disguise) asks if he can join the league, albeit she remains silent.
  • Genre Savvy: As Diana Prince, she sees Bruce Wayne's "secret identity" seduction shtick coming from miles away when both meet at the museum, and steals him the phrase.
  • Humble Hero: Not as smug as Superman or as insufferable as Batman, Diana is genuinely good natured and humble about her success.
  • Invincible Hero: Gets straight up called a Mary Sue by Ares. Steve agrees with him. But as shown in Self-Deprecation, Tropes Are Not Bad.
    Ares: That girl is such a Mary Sue.
    Steve: Yeah, she's pretty OP.
  • Jumped at the Call: In How the Batman v. Superman Teaser Should Have Ended, as Batman and Superman are about to go to the Café after acting like they were about to fight, Wonder Woman shows up and announces she's coming with them, as if the Justice League was gathering. Which prompts a Big "WHAT?!" from both of them.
  • Lost Lenore: Is still broken up about Steve Trevor's death.
  • Male Gaze: In the Justice League episode, a shot gratuitously focuses on her derrière in her tight pants, to parody the shot in the original film (which attracted controversy over this trope being used after Wonder Woman).
  • My Eyes Are Up Here: Word for word what she says to the Teen Titan in Justice League HISHE after Beast Boy's Eating the Eye Candy on her rear.
  • Not Even Bothering with the Accent: The character is modelled after Gal Gadot from the DC Extended Universe, but the voice actress doesn't bother reproducing her noticeable Israeli accent. Eventually, the accent takes hold.
  • Not So Above It All: She is shown to be a player of Pokémon GO and wins a gym from Superman. She even picked Team Instinct.
  • Only Sane Woman: As in the movie, she's the only one that tries to banter while Supes and Bats whine about the movie.
  • Self-Deprecation: She admits that her movie could be picked apart, and tells Supergirl and Batgirl that it was a little too Captain America but they don't mind.
  • What the Hell, Hero?: She is appalled that Batman actually tried to kill Superman in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice.


Orin / Arthur Curry / Aquaman
Voiced by: Chris Oldenburg (pre-Justice League HISHE)

The prince of Atlantis, who finally appeared in a film.

  • Art Evolution: He went from his classic comic book look to his DC Extended Universe look as played by Jason Momoa.
  • The Cameo: Besides the DCEU-related Early Bird Cameos below, he has one in How Finding Nemo Should Have Ended.
  • Characterization Marches On: Played for Laughs within the span of a single video. When he first shows up, he's in his classic Super Friends appearance and an all around unassuming Nice Guy. By the end, he shows up with Guyliner, pale skin, long hair, a Badass Beard, a trident, and appears to be a Guttural Growler. Quite a leap, to put simply.
  • Dude, Where's My Respect?: In spite of it being his movie, Superman and Batman butt into his quest for Atlan's trident and defeating his brother in acknowledgement of his film's usage of Superman Stays Out of Gotham. Aquaman eventually realizes that only Superman and Batman look down on him, as the rest of the Justice League are happy to congratulate him on his movie's success and the two are really only jealous that he got to have parents that were still alive.
  • Early-Bird Cameo: He was very much the king of these in HISHE, it was practically a Running Gag until he finally hit the silver screen in Justice League in 2017.
    • He first appeared (as his classic comic book self, as his movie had just been announced and an actor had yet to be cast) in How Man of Steel Should Have Ended as Clark is unconscious under the sea after his fall from the exploding oil rig, whispering "Justice League!" to him.
    • His second appearance was in the Super Café short And the Reboot Goes To, where he definitely shifted to Jason Momoa's look. This happened after the first pictures of Momoa playing the DCEU Aquaman were revealed.
    • He sides with Superman during the Power Walk sequence in Bat Blood.
    • He shows up in How Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice Should Have Ended, pulling both the kryptonite spear and Superman out of the water as Lois was about to do it, but doesn't join the fight against Doomsday for some reason. And he is later seen inside the Café, with the addition of The Flash and Cyborg, making it an Early-Bird Cameo for the DCEU Justice League as a whole.
  • Guyliner: In And the Reboot Goes To, comic book Aquaman asks Batman and Superman if he can put up some guyliner, with Batman saying "sure". Cue the first appearance of his Jason Momoa self.
  • Shout-Out: He invokes recurring Internet comments regarding Doomsday's design in How Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice Should Have Ended.
    Lois: Are you here to help fight the monster?
    Aquaman: Nope, not this time. Good luck with your Cave Troll!
  • This Looks Like a Job for Aquaman: Jokingly invoked by Batman, who admits he's kidding when he ordered Aquaman to summon a bunch of tuna to round up jellyfish and just tells him to fight back-to-back with Cyborg.

    The Flash 

Barry Allen / The Flash
"Oh, I am so not comfortable with this..."
Voiced by: Chris Oldenburg (Batman v Superman HISHE)

The speedster superhero.

  • Art Evolution: Since his costume had yet to be revealed, Batman v Superman HISHE has him look like the Arrowverse TV show version. He has his movie costume in Justice League HISHE, eventually.
  • Breaking the Fourth Wall: In How Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice Should Have Ended, he addresses a message from the future to Bruce Wayne the same way as in the movie, this time implying that the movie will get savaged by critics on Rotten Tomatoes, which happened for real.
  • Composite Character: In How Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice Should Have Ended, he wears the costume from the CW TV series since the movie version had yet to be revealed. But he has stubble as in the movie and unlike the show.
  • Early-Bird Cameo:
    • He sides with Superman during the Power Walk sequence in Bat Blood.
    • He takes part to the very first Super Café gathering of the Justice League in How Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice Should Have Ended.
  • Ominous Message from the Future: He warns Bruce Wayne with the words "Rotten Tomatoes", implying Batman v Superman will be a critical flop.
  • Story-Breaker Power: He uses his speed to impale Steppenwolf's throat twice, once with Wonder Woman's sword, and the other with Aquaman's trident.


Victor Stone / Cyborg
"I'm actually already part of another team."
Voiced by:

The cybernetically rebuilt superhero.

  • Art Evolution: He had a more boxy look in his two HISHE appearances before Justice League, as his movie look wasn't revealed yet.
  • Early-Bird Cameo: He is briefly seen in two HISHE episodes before his actual movie introduction in Justice League in 2017.
    • He is seen siding with Superman during the Power Walk sequence in Bat Blood.
    • He enthusiastically joins the very first Super Café gathering of the Justice League in How Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice Should Have Ended.
  • Refusal of the Call: When Diana comes to him, he tells her he's already member of a team. Cue the Teen Titans showing up in the T-Car.

    Green Lantern 

Green Lantern
"How come you guys won't accept my friend request?!"
"I'm a little late to the party, but better late than never."
Voiced by: John Tillman, Nicholas Andrew Louie

The green Space Police superhero who's still waiting outside the Café until a good movie about him gets made, since things didn't turn out well for the last one .

  • 11th-Hour Ranger: He declares himself the seventh Justice Leaguer that the "Unite the Seven" poster foreshadowed and he only shows up near the end of the Justice League HISHE to help battle Martha.
  • Art Shift: He initially appears resembling Ryan Reynolds and is drawn to resemble the version portrayed by him in film, but by the HISHE for Justice League, he's drawn to resemble his comics version and appears to be visually based on Chris Pine, which Diana lampshades.
  • Butt-Monkey: Much like Tobey Maguire's Spider-Man, he is never allowed to enter the Café due to the opinion Batman and Superman have of his last movie performance.
  • The Cameo: Appears in the Super Café short Super Social Network and in How Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice Should Have Ended. That last one turns out to be Deadpool in disguise. And an Actor Allusion, as Ryan Reynolds playing both.
  • Characterization Marches On: He's become less of a Butt-Monkey and appears more dignified by the time the Justice League HISHE came out.
  • Identical Stranger: Due to being drawn to resemble Steve Trevor.
  • Legacy Character: The character is seen as Hal Jordan (who was played by Ryan Reynolds) in most HISHE shorts he appears in. However, he is seen as John Stewart (probably modeled after popular fancast Idris Elba) when siding with Superman in the Power Walk sequence of Bat Blood.
  • Ship Tease: With Wonder Woman, due to highly resembling Steve Trevor.
  • The Team Wannabe: He really wants to hang out at the Café with Superman and Batman (and sent them a "Friend request" on social networks) but they rebuff him. And once the Justice League gathers at the café in How Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice Should Have Ended, they still hesitate to let him in.
    Green Lantern: Hey! How come you guys won't accept my friend request?
    Superman: We will.
    Batman: As soon as you make a good movie.


Kara Zor-El / Kara Danvers / Supergirl
"Sounds cool actually! Can we come?"
Voiced by:

The Distaff Counterpart to Superman.

  • Affirmative Action Girl: Supergirl and Batgirl were likely added to avoid turning the Wonder Woman HISHE Super Café bit into a predictable and one-sided "Two dudes vs one girl" discussion. It also kind of mirrors both the promo support by Melissa Benoist's Supergirl (who obviously inspired her design here) and the praise the Wonder Woman movie got for being empowering to women.
  • Distaff Counterpart: So much so that she sits at the same place as Superman on a café terrace, and in the same position as him, with the right arm resting on a chair back.
  • Ink-Suit Actor: Looks very much like Melissa Benoist in the Supergirl TV series, with her costume being a dead ringer.
  • Jumped at the Call: When Batman comes up and asks Diana to join the League, Supergirl actually looks interested to join in and help but Batman insists that they are the "Just Us League", much to her disappointment.


Barbara Gordon / Batgirl
"The boys make everything so dark and depressing..."
Voiced by:

The Distaff Counterpart to Batman.

    Teen Titans 

Teen Titans (Robin, Starfire, Beast Boy and Raven)
"Cyborg! The lives of the innocent are in danger! It's time to act!"
Voiced by: Daniel Baxter (Robin and Beast Boy), Stephanie Fisher (Raven), Tina Alexander (Starfire)

A team of young superheroes Cyborg was famously part of.

Alternative Title(s): Super Cafe DC


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