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    In General 

  • Card-Carrying Villain: All of them are completely open about their villainy.
  • Even Evil Has Standards: Doctor Psycho is expelled for calling Wonder Woman the C-word.
  • Legion of Doom: Duh.
  • Politically Incorrect Villain: The higher-ups in the Legion display some pretty sexist behavior, as the scarcity of female supervillains in their ranks can attest to, yet apparently Doctor Psycho saying the C-word is the line they're not willing to cross (though as it turns out, neither would Darkseid).
  • Punch-Clock Villain: Their entire schtick. In this show, being a supervillain is like a career path, and the Legion is a fancy big-time corporation that villains aspire to join. They have meetings to discuss evil plans, have a pool of henchmen they can request or be loaned out for schemes, and even have a coffee lounge where they gossip like co-workers.
  • Uncertain Doom:
    • The Joker blew up the Legion of Doom headquarters at the end of Season 1 and talks about the Legion like it's been destroyed, but no bodies are shown or specific deaths confirmed, so any number of the Legion's members could have survived or just been out of the building at the time.
    • Bane, Penguin, the Riddler, and Two-Face return in Season 2 — with new addition Mr. Freeze — to form their new organization, the "Injustice League".
    • Luthor later turns up just fine in Season 2's Episode 9, during an operation to take over Themyscira.
    • Several more members turn up as guests at Ivy's (aborted) wedding, so we can assume that few if any were casualties of Joker's coup.
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    The Joker 

The Joker

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Voiced by: Alan Tudyk

  • Ace Custom: A lot, if not, all of the Joker's weapons and gear have his color motifs (green and purple) or his face on them.
  • Adaptational Attractiveness: During Season 2 when he's sane, amnesiac, and normal-looking, he's surprisingly handsome and fit. Every other occasion where he's depicted to have a normal appearance, he's always shown ranging from ordinary looking to utterly nerdy.
  • Adaptational Jerkass: Believe it or not he's actually worse towards Harley here than he is normally. He's just as abusive and emotionally manipulative as normal but his ego is so bad here that the thought of Harley choosing to leave him drives him up the wall and takes greater pains to keep her around when the risk presents itself. His usual view of Harley is that she's a useful minion but otherwise is as ambivalent about whether she leaves or not as he is about anything else and will likely try killing her more out of principle than out of personal grievance.
  • Adaptational Nice Guy: He's mellowed out considerably after briefly losing his memories, and he genuinely comes to love both Bethany and her kids, even if he still wants to continue living the life of a murderous supervillain. He also gives genuine advice to Harley regarding her relationship with Ivy. Compared to his comic book self in Batman: Legends of the Dark Knight where he went sane and found love with a woman... only to completely regress back to being a homicidal monster while totally abandoning his new lover, this incarnation of Joker at least comes off as having become a mildly better person after regaining his memories.
  • Alpha Bitch: Acts like every other villain — even heavy-hitters like Two-Face, the Scarecrow, Bane and the Penguin — is part of his devoted entourage or personal goon squad, and orders them around and mistreats them without any regard to their feelings, just because he's considered the #1 criminal in Gotham. Harley embarrasses him by publicly calling him out for being such a dick in "A High Bar", even referring to his behavior as bullying; although he tries to laugh the situation off, the others agree with her that he can be pretty cruel at times.
  • Ambiguously Bi: He is Harley's ex, but his relationship with Batman is treated romantically. Harley is also not convinced when he denies having sex with Bane and the Scarecrow.
  • Amnesiacs are Innocent: Season 2 shows that being dunked into his own memory-wiping acid turned him into a kindhearted, normal everyman who genuinely cares about his girlfriend and her kids, pretty much the opposite of his usual persona, with no memory of being a supervillain.
  • Arc Villain: The main antagonist of Season 1.
  • Attention Whore: He doesn't like any other villain hogging up the news spotlight.
  • Ax-Crazy: As per the norm with the Joker, he's sadistic, unpredictable and kills almost anyone near him (even his own men) within seconds without any thought or reason, even labeling himself an "agent of chaos".
  • Bad Boss: He shoots and blows up his own goons whenever he feels annoyed or bored.
  • Badass in a Nice Suit: As is usual for the character, the Joker takes charge as an A-list villain in a sharp purple suit and tie.
  • Bait the Dog: Throughout most of the "A Seat at the Table" episode, the Joker treats Harley with respect, acknowledges her accomplishments and acts as if he finally takes her seriously as a fellow supervillain instead of a disposable minion. Near the end, he does what Harley always dreamed about by taking her with him to escape from Batman instead of leaving her behind... And then pushes Harley out of the helicopter. As Batman says to Harley, some things never change.
    Joker: Oh, Harley! I couldn't leave you on that boat, I need you... for this.
    [Joker kisses Harley, and then sees the Batwing fly close by]
    Joker: AND THIS!
    [throwing Harley off the helicopter, the Joker laughs maniacally as he watches her descent]
  • The Bartender: His sane self shows up working as a bartender in season 2.
  • Brought Down to Normal: In "The Final Joke" he makes a chemical bath to erase Harley's memories and distinctive bleached skin, to turn her into a "nobody" he won't have to care about anymore. At the end of the episode, Harley and Ivy throw him into it instead, reducing him to his regular amnesiac Pre-Joker rather than the Clown Prince of Crime.
  • The Bully: He takes every chance he gets trying to belittle, upstage, sabotage, and/or humiliate Harley whether she's attending a bar mitzah or stealing a nuclear warhead from the Russians. He's hardly any better to his peers in the Legion of Doom, as he casually bosses them around, insults them to their faces, and steals food right off their plates.
  • Bullying a Dragon: Insults and orders around his fellow villains but especially Bane-who could snap him in half without Venom. Clearly they only put up with him out of fear, until Harley points out that he has no powers whatsoever, and they don't have to listen to him.
  • Cannot Tell a Joke: While he still gets a few good ones, this incarnation of the Joker is just plain bad at most of his jokes. The media consider Riddler funnier, and he can't stand it when Harley says one of his stories is hilarious but doesn't laugh. At one point, he explains to a captive Gotham that his off-screen henchmen found his last joke funny, though no laughter could be heard.
  • The Confidant: The sane Joker, of all people, is the one who offers to lend an ear to Harley's love life problems with Ivy.
  • Consummate Liar: Whenever the Joker makes a confession or promise, especially to Harley, you can be sure he's telling lies to manipulate her. As Ivy says, the Joker always lies should be surprise to no one but Harley.
  • Crazy Jealous Guy: When he finds out Batman didn't come to stop him from robbing a bank because he's fighting Harley, he gets pissed off at Harley trying to steal "his" Batman.
  • Does Not Like Spam: He cannot stand raisins. When Harley gave him pudding full of chocolate chips in "Til Death Do Us Part", he is so riled up by the Riddler's newfound infamy that he is quick to assume the pudding has raisins instead and shoots it to crumbs.
  • Domestic Abuse: During his entire relationship with Harley, he emotionally manipulated, lied, and repeatedly abandoned her. Harley put up with it for so long because she deluded herself into thinking he loved her... until he doesn't hesitate to drop her into what both think is acid just so the Riddler doesn't take the credit for killing Batman. It pisses him off so much when she finally leaves him, he sics his goons on her (which only leads to his men getting killed or fucked up and his evil lair destroyed).
  • The Dreaded: Why he can act like an Alpha Bitch and order around even Gotham A-Listers like they're cannon fodder — he pretty clearly scares the hell out of them. It doesn't last though, when Harley points out to the other Gotham supervillains that he's being a bully to people stronger than him.
  • Even Evil Can Be Loved: His new girlfriend loves him and stays with him even after he's turned back evil.
  • Even Evil Has Loved Ones: Even after returning to his original evil self, Joker still loves his new girlfriend and her kids. He admits nothing will ever change him being a murderous psycho, but he has found people he truly cares about for the first time.
  • Even Evil Has Standards:
  • Evil Laugh: He wouldn't be the Joker without it.
  • Family Man: As unbelievable as it is, sane Joker finds himself a nice girlfriend and loves her two kids as if they were his own. After Harley turns him back into his evil self, Joker still loves his new family, but he's not going to quit being a serial killer.
  • Foe Romance Subtext: As Harley notes, the Joker "only loves Batman". In one episode, he breaks into a fight between Harley and Batman and raves at her about trying to steal "his Batman" and proclaims on national television that he and Batman are "together".
  • The Friend Nobody Likes: Despite his status as #1 criminal in Gotham, most if not all the rest of the rogues fear or just straight-up dislike him either because of his Domestic Abuse on Harley, or just because he's a dick.
    • To illustrate this trope, when Harley jokes with the Scarecrow, Two-Face, and Bane, they laugh in genuine humor. But when the Joker mocks Harley, their laughs sound more forced.
  • Good Feels Good: Played with. After losing his memories, he spends an idyllic six months as a Nice Guy suburban dad. When he gets his memories back, he decides that it was a much better and healthier lifestyle than his previous one... and decided to be both an ideal husband and father with a loving family and an A-list supervillain. The last we see of him, he's actually making it work.
  • Good Stepmother: A male example. He really loves his girlfriend's children and they quickly accept him because he got them a puppy. Impressively, he manages to keep it going even after he gets his previous memories back and becomes a supervillain again.
  • Hate Sink: Since this series is meant to be the story of Harley Quinn breaking free of his grip on her, he's made as despicable as possible to heighten the catharsis of her triumphs over him. His Domestic Abuser traits are ramped up to make him a misogynistic asshole who treats Harley like a piece of property and hates women in general, he's a raging narcissist who makes everything about himself and cares for no one else, and the usual dominance and fear he evokes in his fellow supervillains is framed like a petty Alpha Bitch bossing around their cronies. And he also retains his usual schtick of being a mass-murdering cackling psychopath. He drops several of his more unpleasant traits upon his return in season 2. He's still a mass-murdering psychopath, but his time with Bethany while amnesiac makes him realize what true love is. He also no longer is focused on or seemingly even interested in claiming Harley like property.
  • He's Back: Harley reluctantly shoves a sane amnesiac Joker into the acid vat in order to restore his memories, being that only the Joker knows where the Justice League is being imprisoned. Luckily, his six months of amnesia left an impression, and while he's still a highly dangerous supervillain, he's much less of a jerk.
  • Hijacked by Ganon:
    • In the second half of the first season, the focus shifted from him to Lex Luthor as the main villain, as Luthor is the one manipulating Harley and Ivy and is implied to be behind the abduction of Ivy via the Scarecrow. Then the penultimate episodes of the season reveals the Scarecrow was actually working for him, and he blows up the Legion of Doom and becomes the Final Boss of the season.
    • Subverted in the second season. Harley reverses his amnesia in a Godzilla Threshold moment to help deal with Dr. Psycho, but rather than becoming the new Big Bad (as one would normally expect from him), he's been changed enough by his time without his memories to remain a help rather than a hindrance. They even part on reasonably cordial terms once she no longer needs his assistance.
  • Hypocritical Humor: He says women cannot be funny, meanwhile his favorite movie is Legally Blonde.
    • After successfully stealing a nuclear bomb Harley failed to make off with, Harley accuses him of only being successful because he has a bunch of goons who do whatever he says. The Joker denies this, and then orders his goons to throw Harley out the door, and they respond "Whatever you say."
  • I Gave My Word: The only good thing that can be said about him was that he kept his promise and released Harley's crew when she turned herself over to him and wore her old costume.
  • I Love You Because I Can't Control You: When he was with Harley, he only used her as a plaything for mind games and abuse because she was fascinated with the famous killer clown and believed anything he told her that would make her feel needed. With his new girlfriend Bethany, he met and fell in love with her when he was an amnesiac average Joe and her headstrong personality won't ever let him manipulate her like he could with Harley.
  • Irony: In most of the history of the franchise, it's an established fact that Joker cares nothing for Harley and is solely fixated on Batman. Here for the bulk of season 1 Joker cares more about getting back at Harley while being as apathetic towards his nemesis as he usually is to Harley even when he has him dead to rights.
  • It's All About Me: Batman and Harley describe him as a sociopathic narcissist, and his portrayal in the show embodies both the sociopath and the narcissist. He forces people to go along with whatever he's doing, and what upsets him more than anything else is Harley getting away from him to be her own superperson, whether heroic or villainous. Even regarding Batman, he doesn't give a damn who he is or why he exists, only that he exists for his own rivalry and amusement. This seems to no longer be the case after he regains his memories, as the affection he developed towards Bethany and her kids while sane remained even though he has no intentions of turning back from being a serial killer.
  • Jerkass: He's a slimy, spiteful and manipulative misogynist who verbally abuses even the villains he calls friends. and murders his own henchmen at random.
  • Kavorka Man: Despite his clownish looks, he is able to charm women to him, not easily but good enough.
  • Kill and Replace: The very first scene of the series shows him killing a guy and making a literal bodysuit out of his skin.
  • Laughing Mad: He's usually less prone to it than other versions, but any chance he gets to do something exceptionally cruel to others really sets him off; after murdering Ivy with a harpoon and seeing Harley break down in tears, he can barely do anything but cackle at her grief.
  • Lost Pet Grievance: His Freudian Excuse story has his Abusive Dad killing his beloved pet ferret. Of course, it's a subversion because that story was actually about Ivy's ficus and Joker just stole it to buy Harleen's sympathy.
  • Love Epiphany: He starts bringing up his relationship with Bethany seemingly just to taunt Harley about it only to realize mid-thought that he actually was in love with her.
  • Love Is a Weakness: In the Season Finale, he claims he was in love with Harley, which he views as a weakness that he must eliminate. His time while amnesiac with Bethany makes him realize what true love is upon his return in season two.
  • Made of Iron: Survived both a chemical bathe, and being at the center of a city leveling earthquake.
  • Makeup Is Evil: Harley says he always stole her lipstick. He also seems to wear eyeshadow.
  • Monster Clown
  • Narcissist: Referred to as one by Harley and Batman. All the Joker cares about is himself, getting what he wants and having all the power and attention of Gotham for himself.
  • No Honor Among Thieves: Forced Harley to fend off Batman to buy him enough time to escape and never even bothered to come back for her despite his promises to do so.
  • The Only One Allowed to Defeat You: He would readily choose to have his Perky Female Minion killed before letting another supervillain have the glory of killing his Arch-Nemesis Batman.
  • OOC Is Serious Business: He's in such a funk over Harley that when he tortures Batman and murders the Scarecrow, he's just bored.
  • Politically Incorrect Villain: As well as his long history of abusing Harley, the Joker is shown to be pretty slimy and misogynistic in general; when one of his henchmen suggests Harley is the funniest criminal in Gotham, he repeatedly shoots the guy in the chest, saying "women aren't funny" with the same dismissive tone an older stand-up might use when talking about female comics.
  • Pride: His defining trait. The Joker won't ever accept anyone as his equal and has zero respect for his minions and other supervillains. Harley dumping him infuriates him because she's his "creation" and he won't ever accept her gaining independence from him. Even when pretending to praise Harley, he won't call her better than him.
  • Psychopathic Manchild: At his core, he's an overgrown, attention-seeking brat whose favorite game is brutally massacring people and playing with their minds.
  • Secret Identity Apathy: His already foul mood in "The Final Joke" is made considerably worse when the Scarecrow rips off Batman's cowl, as "half the fun" of their rivalry was not knowing that Batman was "some boring rich asshole with parental issues". Even after killing Scarecrow and still having Bruce at his mercy, rather than twist the knife over his enemy's childhood trauma, he just goes off on a petty rant about how WayneTech hasn't delivered on an electric car they promised last year.
  • The Sociopath: Pretty much standard for the Joker. He talks about the horrible things he does with a blase demeanor, treats violence as a joke, manipulates Harley, is incredibly prideful, treats his own minions like they're disposable (if he doesn't outright kill them himself for petty reasons), is unpredictably violent, bullies his own colleagues, and shows no remorse for anything he does. Both Batman and Harley describe him as a "sociopathic narcissist" in the Season One finale. He's still a violent serial killer upon his return in season two, but he actually seems to edge a bit away from this trope by wishing to maintain his connection with Bethany and her kids, seemingly showing that he's developed the capacity to care about other people.
  • Split-Personality Takeover: Played With. At the end of the first Season Finale, the Joker is rendered an amnesiac and completely sane. In season 2, Harley finds him as a normal man, but his original evil personality is still there, just dormant. The Joker's personality effectively regains full control after Harley pushes him into a chemical bath so that he can remember the location of the imprisoned Justice League. It's Played With because while he tries to convince others that his normal persona meant nothing, the love that he developed for his new family as a normal man comes rushing back after he becomes the Joker again.
  • The Starscream: It's revealed in "Devil's Snare" that he plotted with the Scarecrow and the Queen of Fables to destroy the Legion of Doom and replace it with an organization devoted entirely to him.
  • Status Quo Is God: You didn't think the Joker would remain a sane amnesiac forever did you?
  • Sticky Bomb: His Weapon of Choice seems to be sticky explosive discs with his face plastered on them. His use of them actually causes his downfall in the first episode, as Harley steals a few from a crate full of them to destroy his hideout.
  • Taking You with Me: Tries to inflict this on Harley, Ivy, Batman and seemingly all of Gotham as his final criminal act before his Death of Personality.
  • Took a Level in Kindness: A very minor but noticeable one upon his return ins season two. He's still a Jerkass and serial killer, but he seems to no longer be obsessed with possessing Harley, considering that he gives her some legitimate advice regarding her relationship with Poison Ivy. He also still wants to make his relationship with Bethany and her kids work, while he originally was completely obsessed with himself and Batman.
  • Troubled, but Cute: What attracted Harley to him was believing the possibility that he was a human being traumatized in his childhood and in need of her help. Hearing his Freudian Excuse story with an Abusive Parent made her think she was right about him until Ivy reveals he simply stole her Freudian Excuse to buy Harley's sympathy.
  • Understatement: He "paralyzed" Commissioner Gordon's "partner" and he's not sure why the commissioner's gone so crazy from it.
  • Vague Age: The Scarecrow specifically says the Joker is 38 years old while the Clown Prince himself swears that off, saying he is only 25 years old. That goes in hand with the eternal mythos that he will never have a definitive background, and later with the updated lore that there’s even more than one person being the Joker.
  • Victory Is Boring: Once he has imprisoned Batman and exposed his identity, he finds him boring and loses interest. That said, at the time this happens he is more obsessed with breaking Harley, enough so that it overrides even his rivalry with Batman.
  • Villainous Breakdown: Being faced with turning back to normal leaves him begging for his life.
  • Weapon of Choice: He primarily uses acid as his main weapon, often to disolve his victim alive.
  • With Friends Like These...: Even among the villains he calls his friends, the Joker is casually rude and verbally abusive, and they just take it until Harley convinces them to stand up to him. He also kills Scarecrow without second though when he unmasks Batman to improve the Joker's mood.
  • You Got Spunk: He said this word for word during his first meeting with Harley where the then psychiatrist showed him she wasn't afraid of him and fought off his attempts at retaining her. It was most likely what made him want to dominate her for the rest of their relationship.

    Lex Luthor 

Lex Luthor

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Superman's Arch-Enemy, CEO of LexCorp, and leader of the Legion of Doom.

  • Bald of Evil: As typical, he doesn't have a single hair on his head.
  • Bitch in Sheep's Clothing: He wouldn't be Lex if he wasn't this. In "L.O.D.R.S.V.P.", he acts nothing but gracious and polite to Harley, while secretly scheming to use her to force Ivy to join the Legion.
  • Card-Carrying Villain: When he appears on the news to kick Doctor Psycho out of the Legion of Doom, he mentions Psycho does not represent the Legion's brand of evil.
  • Comically Serious: Much of the humor revolving around him comes from reacting to series' wacky situations with a straight face.
  • Even Evil Has Standards: He kicks Doctor Psycho out of the Legion of Doom after he calls Wonder Woman and Giganta the C-word. Not that he respects women that much, but he at least has the decency to not insult them on national television.
  • Evil Counterpart: Despite being Superman's Arch-Enemy, Lex himself can be considered this to Bruce Wayne, both being public billionaires of their own cities and both are the only normals of their supergroups with Luthor being one of the villains.
  • Karma Houdini: Shows up during season 2 alive and well, so he more or less got away with trying to drive a wedge between Harley and Ivy.
  • Knight of Cerebus: Not that he doesn't have comedic moments himself, but the moment he introduces himself to Harley is when Harley's relationships start becoming strained, shifting the show more into dramedy territory.
  • Manipulative Bastard: This is Lex Luthor after all. When Ivy refuses to join the Legion of Doom, Luthor let Harley join with the apparent intent of driving a wedge between the two of them.
  • Mythology Gag: DCAU ethnically ambiguous Lex is back!
  • Pet the Dog: He's actually pretty supportive to Harley in her first LOD meeting, even agreeing with her about the over-complicated nature of the Joker's plan and affably explaining how the meetings work.
  • Politically Incorrect Villain: Despite disapproving of Doctor Psycho's misogyny, he displays quite a few sexist tendencies in his own right, as shown in "L.O.D.R.S.V.P.". He doesn't bother to remember the name of the sole female member (Cheetah) of the Legion, and was willing to use Harley's desire to be in the Legion to force Ivy to join. Then there's the fact that he willingly hands Harley over to the Joker, whose mistreatment of her is well-known practically everywhere.
  • Race Lift: Lex Luthor was made to be black for this series to better reflect his voice actor. This change makes Lex look more as he appears in Superman: The Animated Series (though he was more Ambiguously Brown in the case of STAS), rather than the fairer skinned version in Young Justice.
  • Reused Character Design: He's virtually identical to his DCAU incarnation, at least in looks.
  • Slave to PR:
    • While his public firing of Dr. Psycho after he insulted women on live television twice looked like an Even Evil Has Standards moments at first, his own sexist behaviour in private hints that it was more about keeping his public image than anything else.
    • Taken to comedic extreme with the revelation that a local sex shop is ripping off the Legion's name, and all he can do is roll his eyes and let the matter play out in court since using "evil" methods would bring bad PR.
  • Take That!: One of the headlines during the breaking news segment of Wonder Woman and Doctor Psycho's fight is Lex launching a tirade against Superman on Twitter, which is generally a Take That! towards Twitter rants by and towards prominent figures like politicians and celebrities.
  • Toxic, Inc.: One of the many divisions of Lexcorp is a company simply called "Planetwide Pavers".
  • Villainous Valor: He gets restrained by Ivy's plants, and doesn't even flinch.
  • Villain with Good Publicity: Typical Lex Luthor, however this version is more honest about the fact he's a villain and leads the Legion of Doom, but nobody arrests him.

    The Scarecrow 

The Scarecrow (Jonathan Crane)

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Voiced by: Rahul Kohli

  • Adaptational Nice Guy: Subverted. He is initially depicted as a friendly if a bit gossipy man, in a similar manner to Bane. Then he kidnaps Ivy and starts harvesting her pheromones to use for his fear toxin.
  • Arc Villain: His kidnapping of Ivy and harvesting of her pheromones ends up making him the antagonist of episodes 10-12.
  • Beneath the Mask: No pun intended, but while he appears to just be another Legion member who treats his work like a day job, he turns out to be just as much of a loon as his comic counterpart obsessed with spreading fear and destruction all over Gotham.
  • Beware the Nice Ones: He's introduced in a casual setting as the Legion's resident gossip and generally is presented as a friendly, personable man. Then it's revealed he's working with the Joker and the Queen of Fables to abduct Ivy and use her pheromones to create a toxin that mutates Gotham's plantlife into giant tree monsters, and he's also complicit in the Joker's plan to blow up the Legion of Doom and take over Gotham for himself.
  • Bitch in Sheep's Clothing: He seems like just another Punch-Clock Villain, but it's then revealed that he willingly teamed up with the Joker and the Queen of Fables to destroy Gotham and the Legion of Doom in "Devil's Snare".
  • Co-Dragons: He and the Queen of Fables are revealed to be the Joker's by the end of the first season. However, the Joker holds him in far less esteem than he does the Queen of Fables. His lack of creativity — the Joker even sniffs at how "one-note" he is with his fear toxin — and continuing deference to the stronger villain solidifies his position as the Joker's sidekick after his Gotham takeover. He even makes the fatal mistake of impulsively unmasking Batman, just because it's something he thinks Harley would do.
  • Creative Sterility: The Joker mocks him for his evil schemes being "one-note" to using his fear toxin.
  • Cruel and Unusual Death: A twofer. His face first gets melted off by acid, and his skull explodes shortly afterwards.
  • Death by Adaptation: He's killed by the Joker.
  • Death by Secret Identity: He's one of two people to find out Batman's secret identity but is killed by the Joker for unceremoniously unmasking Batman.
  • Didn't Think This Through: Impulsively unmasks Batman without thinking about the Joker's response. The latter berates him, saying that he could have unmasked Batman from the start if he was actually interested in finding out his secret identity. The Scarecrow sadly pays for it with a face full of acid.
  • Even Evil Has Standards:
    • Subverted. He’s rather uncomfortable with the Joker's poor treatment of Bane. Doesn't stop him from joining him and helping him destroy the Legion of Doom (which Bane was a member of)'s lair.
    • Played for Laughs example. While he's a supervillain, he considers the medical insurance industry to be the real villains.
  • Evil Brit: Speaks with his voice actor's natural English accent in the show.
  • Famous Last Words: "I'm sorry. Look, I must've misread the situation when you kept saying her name and reminiscing about all your memories together. Over and over and over and-".
  • Faux Affably Evil: While holding Ivy prisoner to extract her pheromones, he keeps his gossipy and chatty persona-even when giving a lethal dose of his fear toxin.
  • Gossipy Hens: He's shown to be the Legion of Doom's office gossip.
  • Kick the Son of a Bitch: The Joker brutally murdering him by spraying acid into his face for unmasking Batman. Considering this guy is responsible for killing God knows how many people it's really hard to feel bad for him.
  • Killed Off for Real: The Joker douses him with a full squirt of his acid boutonniere in the Season 1 finale, graphically melting his head down to the bone on-screen and splattering it apart.
  • Mythology Gag:
  • Nerd in Evil's Helmet: He and Bane have a bit of this dynamic, like when they disrupt a LOD meeting for a minute to discuss how a sequel to Up might work.
  • Not-So-Harmless Villain: After being introduced as another one of the Joker's punching bags, he really shows why his name is Scarecrow when he captures Poison Ivy and extracts her pheromones to enhance his fear toxin. He then spreads the concoction through the earth, creating an army of evil mobile man-eating trees that proceed to rapidly build up a body count.
  • Oh, Crap!: Has one moments before the Joker prepares to kill him.
  • Unexplained Recovery: He drives the truck containing his fear toxin into Gotham's waters, and all we see left of him was his mask. Yet in the next episode, he's seen fighting Batman no worse for wear. Of course, there's little point dwelling on the subject given what the Joker does to him afterwards.
  • Yes-Man: He effectively serves as this to the Joker. This is best seen during the Legion of Doom meeting, where he constantly heaps praises on the Joker's rather convoluted and unnecessary plan while Harley and to a lesser extent Lex Luthor disagree.
  • Your Head Asplode: After his head gets melted by the Joker's acid, his body collapses to the floor and causes his skull to shatter into a bloody paste.

    Black Manta 

Black Manta (David Hyde)

Voiced by: Phil LaMarr

  • Arch-Enemy: To Aquaman, to the point where he is annoyed that Aquaman crashing a party held by the Legion of Doom has nothing to do with him.
  • Villain of Another Story: Is Aquaman's archenemy, but Aquaman isn't interested in fighting him when he appears.

    Calendar Man 

Calendar Man (Julian Day)

Voiced by: Alan Tudyk
A supervillain obsessed with committing crimes on holiday and specific dates.
  • Adaptational Nice Guy: Isn't smug and creepy like his serial killer portrayal in recent works.
  • Affably Evil: Despite being a dangerous killer and supervillain who gleefully participates in the Arkham riot, Calendar Man is nothing less than polite and pleasant when interacting with his fellow inmates. Furthermore, he has a wife and son who, despite his neglectful tendencies, seem to be close enough to him to not only visit him, but bring him gifts.
  • Bald of Evil: Known for his shaved head covered in number tattoos.
  • Disappeared Dad: He's not involved enough in his son's life to remember his birthday.
  • Even Evil Has Loved Ones: Despite not being very involved in their lives, his wife and son do seem to care for him.
  • Fat Bastard: He's an obese villain.
  • Irony: He's renowned for keeping dates yet he can't remember his own son’s birthday.
  • Ludicrous Precision: Due to his obsession with dates, he can remember exactly how long Harley has been in Arkham with stunning accuracy (but, again, can't remember his son's birthday).
  • Tattooed Crook: He has the abbreviations for months of the year tattooed around his forehead.
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    Man-Bat 

Man-Bat (Kirk Langstrom)

Voiced by: Uncredited
A scientist who developed a serum that transformed him into a bat-creature.
  • Adaptational Nice Guy: He's still a supervillain, but he acts like a normal person despite being a giant bat and he tries his best to defend Harley and Ivy - who most other supervillains have turned on by this point - during their trial in Two-Face's Kangaroo Court despite his vocal limitations.
  • Adaptational Villainy: Most portrayals of the character have Kirk Langstrom as a well-meaning Mad Scientist whose bat-hybrid form is a Superpowered Evil Side. Whilst he is Man-Bat he is usually completely monstrous and animalistic, however, this version appears to have retained his intelligence and still willingly works with the Legion of Doom.
  • Bat People: He is one.
  • Bunny-Ears Lawyer: Subverted. He'd actually be a competent lawyer if only anyone could understand a word he was saying.
  • The Unintelligible: Can only communicate in bat screams.

Injustice League

A group of former Legion of Doom members built to take over Gotham in Season 2.

    In General 
  • Big Bad Duumvirate: The Injustice League collectively serve as the main antagonists of the first half of Season 2. Later on the Riddler teams up with Dr. Psycho to serve as the villains of the second half of the season.
  • Disc-One Final Boss: While initially the main threats of Season 2, they gradually get wittled down and are effectively dismantled, with the Riddler teaming up with Psycho.
  • Dwindling Party: By episode 7, Penguin is killed off relatively early, Riddler is captured by Harley's crew, Mr. Freeze sacrifices himself for his wife, Two-Face is arrested by Gordon, and Bane was last seen stuck in a pit.
  • Legion of Doom: Albeit a smaller version, made up of only Gotham villains.

    Two-Face 

Two-Face (Harvey Dent)

Voiced by: Andy Daly

  • Adaptational Jerkass: On top of bearing none of the sympathetic qualities that made him a Tragic Villain in the comics, this version of Dent is an extremely arrogant politician who is a Slave to PR, willing to endanger hostages just to protect his political career. The only good thing you could say about pre-disfigurement Dent is that he's charming enough to be really good buddies with Gordon and doesn't seem to be on any sort of bad terms with Batman.
  • Adaptational Personality Change: Unlike most depictions of Two-Face in comics and other media, Dent seems to lack the Split Personality that caused him to become Two-Face in the first place. His moniker was implied to be based upon Harley's insult at him for being a two-faced politician. Also, only once does his trademark two-headed coin ever appear.
  • Adaptational Ugliness: Looks more thuggish on both sides.
  • Amazing Technicolor Population: His left half is a pale aquamarine color.
  • Ascended Extra: He is little more than a mook for the Joker in one episode in Season 1. In Season 2, he becomes a founding member of the Injustice League, and becomes the de-facto leader once the Penguin and Mr. Freeze are killed and the Riddler is taken prisoner.
  • Bald of Evil: He's bald on the left half of his head.
  • Broken Pedestal: When Harley first became a psychiatrist at Arkham, she looked up to Dent for his reputation as an honest politician. However, when Dent was willing to let a sniper shoot Harley to get at the Joker so he could protect his reputation, Harley gives Dent a Spiteful Spit and a "two-faced" crook.
  • Bullying the Dragon: Despite the fact that Bane could easily snap him like a twig, he still bullies and heckles him at almost every turn.
  • Disabled in the Adaptation: Harley offhandedly remarks that Two-Face is blind in his left eye, something that is either implied or never brought up in previous adaptationsnote .
  • Due to the Dead: After Mr. Freeze's death, he keeps his seat open in his memory.
  • Even Evil Has Standards: He agrees with the Scarecrow that the Joker's treatment of Bane is too harsh. Hypocritical, considering how his own treatment of Bane is Not So Different.
  • Faux Affably Evil: Two-Face is quite adept at faking friendliness to talk people into his way of thinking. Well, he was once a lawyer.
  • Guns Akimbo: He wields two guns simultaneously as part of his "duality" aesthetic.
  • It's All About Me: Even before he got disfigured and became Two-Face he was still a Slimeball who cared about nothing but his own self advancement.
  • Manipulative Bastard: Plays Bane, Gordon and Harley with ease, never losing his cool while pushing them in the direction he wants them to go.
  • Mythology Gag: His attitude back as the DA and Harley's past view of him are much in line with DC Black Label's story Harleen.
  • Pet the Dog: To his credit, he did leave Mr. Freeze's seat open in memoriam of his death.
  • Slave to PR: When he was still Harvey Dent, he ordered a sniper to shoot the Joker even when he took Harley as a hostage, being more concerned about his PR at risk for letting the Joker escape.
  • Sleazy Politician: When he was still Harvey Dent, he was the classic two-faced politician willing to kill complete innocents rather than risk losing popularity with the voters.
  • Stealth Pun: This version of the character is very literally two-faced.
  • The Snack Is More Interesting: While still Harvey Dent, while watching Batman kick the shit out of the Joker for bringing up his murder of Jason Todd, he starts munching on licorice and asks if anyone wants some.
  • Took a Level in Jerkass: In "A High Bar" he seemed to enjoy Harley’s company and thinks the Joker’s treatment of Bane and other supervillains is harsh and clearly disagrees with it. Season 2 goes pretty much the opposite route, depicting him as a sleazy, manipulative misogynist who goes out of his way to bully Bane and loathes Harley with a passion.
  • Two-Faced: He's Two-Face of course.

    Bane 

Bane

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Voiced by: James Adomian
A villain hyped up on Venom, which gives him Super Strength.
  • Adaptational Badass: In terms of sheer strength, he is much stronger than his comic counterpart, overpowering Batman when he is using a suit of Powered Armor.
  • Adaptational Dumbass: Far from the calculating genius Bane was in the comics, this Bane is a childish oaf. As the series goes on, however, it's demonstrated that Bane is actually very intelligent and surprisingly pragmatic (he allows his goons to use Venom, which is normally his trump card, and he's fairly successful at rehabilitating other criminals)... it's only when he uses his intelligence in the service of villainy that he stumbles.
  • Adaptational Wimp: At least in terms of spirit. This Bane is far more spineless than other portrayals, being a Butt-Monkey, a Bully Magnet, and an Extreme Doormat who constantly gets made fun of by other villains, gets no respect from them, and just lets them mistreat him. This is not how other villains treat Bane in the comics or most other portrayals, and if anyone were to mistreat him the way he is in this show, he would snap their spine in an instant.
  • Affably Evil: For a ruthless villain, he's a rather pleasant and polite fellow. It's telling that he actually gets invited to Ivy's wedding, even though he helped put Harley on ice.
  • Bad Boss: When King Shark takes too long to plant a bomb, Bane remotely detonates it, not caring that he grievously wounded his henchman.
  • Bad People Abuse Animals: He steps on defenseless fishes just to be an asshole to Aquaman.
  • Berserk Button: After all the disrespect that gets heaped on him, what ends up really setting him off in a deadly rampage is realizing that a colleague blatantly lied to him.
  • Beware the Nice Ones: He's shown to be surprisingly affable with his fellow villains, but his answer to anything or anyone that mildly offends him is to try to blow them up.
  • Bully Magnet: Every other villain goes out of their way to bully and insult Bane. His fellow members of the Injustice League continually mock him and give him a cheap chair to sit on because it looks funny.
  • Bunny-Ears Lawyer: In spite of his dim and genial demeanor, Bane is surprisingly competent at a large number of fields. He manages to run one of the most successful gangs in Gotham, crushes Batman in combat, and turned the Pit into a highly successful prisoner-reform center.
  • Butt-Monkey: Despite his status in the Legion of Doom, he is still a Straw Loser who gets no respect.
  • Chewing the Scenery: During a Kangaroo Court trial involving Harley and Ivy.
    "I sentence them to liiiiiiife... in prison of course."
  • Comically Missing the Point: The Joker tells him that Harley has HPV. Bane isn't sure how this matters, because he's pretty sure most sexually active adults have it.
  • Composite Character: Combines the classic Venom-using Bane with the Comically Serious Bane from Secret Six, with an exaggerated love of explosions and Tom Hardy's voice from The Dark Knight Rises.
  • Cowardly Lion: Bane takes a lot of crap from other villains who don't take him seriously. Yet when he actually gets into a fight in "Batman's Back, Man" he turns out be powerful enough to inflict a Curb-Stomp Battle on Batman.
  • Curb-Stomp Battle: Faces Batman in "Batman's Back, Man." While Batman has a suit of Powered Armor, Bane destroys him when he goes all out on Venom, leaves the suit so damaged it cannot operate, and leaves Batman with both his knees broken.
  • Disproportionate Retribution: Blew up Gotham stadium because he got a Trivia Night question wrong, and then threatens to blow up the Penguin's nephew's bar mitzvah because Harley and the other villains made fun of him. As the series progresses, he threatens to blow up pretty much anything that mildly offends him.
  • Do Wrong, Right: His reaction to Joshua putting a hit out on Harley using a Legion of Doom credit card is indignant scolding. Why? Because he left a paper trail by using the credit card (along with using it for frivolous purchases), rather than using cash.
  • Dumbass Has a Point: He suggests that he and Two-Face team up to better prepare for Harley attempting to kill them, which Two-Face only begrudgingly does while making every effort to minimize him.
  • Easily Forgiven: Despite locking Harley and Ivy in a high-security prison and generally antagonizing them for a whole season, he gets invited to Ivy and Kite Man's wedding.
  • Even Evil Has Loved Ones: For all his faults, he mentions having a close relationship with his aunt.
  • Even Evil Has Standards: He's quite offended when the Joker badmouths the Penguin's nephew's bar mitzvah, recognizing the occasion as an important milestone.
  • Evil Brit: Speaks with the quasi-British accent made famous by Tom Hardy's portrayal of the character. This is somewhat confusing, as it becomes evident later that this Bane is also Latino, like in Young Justice, if the calavera-bearing papel picado strung about his slice of Gotham is anything to go by.
  • Evil Is Petty: Pretty much any minor embarrassment Bane suffers — losing a bar trivia game, being laughed at at a bar mitzvah, having a teenage employee call him "Bang" when he's a regular customer at the smoothie place — will spur him to plan to blow up the target of his wrath.
  • Expressive Mask: His goggles and stitched up mouth move to display emotion.
  • Extreme Doormat: He's constantly letting other villains walk all over him and humiliate him even though he could easily break their bones if he let himself get angry.
  • Foil: To Harley of all people. Like Harley, Bane isn't treated with any respect by his supervillain peers. Two-Face's treatment of Bane, in particular, is very similar to how the Joker manipulated Harley into being subservient to him. Unlike Harley, who eventually wises up and breaks from the Joker's control and abuse, Bane remains completely oblivious to the fact that Two-Face doesn't regard him as an equal even as the evidence is right in front of him.
  • Graceful Loser: He takes Harley and Ivy's riot and escape from the Pit fairly well when we see him again in "Lovers' Quarrel," simply reacting to the reveal of their love-making with a calm I Knew It!. He even attends Ivy and Kite Man's wedding.
  • Hidden Depths: He seems to have a gift for therapy, since, despite having limited resources, he was significantly more successful in rehabilitating criminals than Arkham Asylum ever was.
  • It Is Pronounced "Tro-PAY": In Season 2, his territory of Banetown is pronounced "Bane-ton", which no one can seem to get right (or care to).
  • Laughably Evil: While Bane is still a villain, most of his antics are relegated to petty acts which still befits the Black Comedy nature of the show.
  • Mad Bomber: He likes explosions a lot and his standard answer to anything that annoys him is wanting to blow it up.
  • Mythology Gag:
    • His design is taken directly from his Injustice: Gods Among Us depiction, with his venom tubes changed from green to red.
    • Similarly, pretty much every time we see him, Bane is constantly quoting The Dark Knight Rises in paraphrased wording. And of course, his voice is an exaggerated impression of Tom Hardy's Bane from that movie.
  • Nerd in Evil's Helmet: Drinks smoothies, tries to do magic tricks, cracks somewhat lame jokes, plays bar trivia, and wishes Pixar would make a sequel to Up.
  • Nice Guy: Oddly enough, he's one of the nicest characters in the series thus far. He also seems to be the only one outside of her crew that treats Harley with respect, such as suggesting the newly formed Injustice League include her in negotiations on divying up Gotham rather than just hanging her up to dry (all the other villains yell at him and go ahead with their plans), and the Pit, a prison that he runs, is centered around rehabilitating the prisoners there through various forms of therapy.
  • No Respect Guy: Even though he's shown to be quite a formidable villain as seen with his battle with Batman, his fellow villains don't treat him with any respect. It's implied that this is so Bane doesn't get the idea to turn against them, as Bane is shown to have the most success running his fiefdom in Gotham City, titled "Baneton".
  • Not-So-Harmless Villain:
    • Despite being treated as Dumb Muscle and a joke by his fellow villains, he or at the very least his goons are treated as The Dreaded by the other villains' goons on account of Bane supplying them with syringes of Venom. When Two-Face's gang pursued King Shark and Dr. Psycho, they quickly turned around once they entered 'Baneton'.
    • When he finally gets into a fight with Batman in "Batman's Back, Man" he shows that he is still one of his most dangerous enemies, easily defeating him and breaking both of his legs.
  • Parental Substitute: Acts as this to the Penguin's nephew, Joshua.
  • Pointy-Haired Boss: He's a pretty affable supervillain, but "A Seat at the Table" shows that he's a pretty idiotic boss, so much so that Harley's crew begs her to get them out of his employment.
  • Politically Correct Villain: Downplayed, but he mentions making a point to be supportive of his lesbian aunt.
  • Politically Incorrect Villain: Played with. When he makes a joke about the ocean being "the world's toilet" that flops, he mutters that political correctness is killing comedy, and he calls the guy at the smoothie place a "goddamn millennial". However, he's neither a bigot nor a sexist, and it mostly just makes him seem like more of a dweeb than an outright jerk.
  • Reasonable Authority Figure: Subverted - Bane wants to be this, but a combination of his 'allies' disrespect for him, his temper, insecurities, and willingness to destroy anything that irritates him, no matter the absurdity, make this impossible.
  • Red Eyes, Take Warning: Or in this case, green. Upon pumping himself full of Venom, his red lenses on his mask turn a sinister green.
  • Reports of My Death Were Greatly Exaggerated: He survived the events of Season 1 because he was out of town dog-sitting for his aunt's girlfriend at the time, which is more explanation than his fellow Legion members get.
  • Self-Referential Humor: More so than any other character in the show, Bane is a walking quotes machine for the portion of The Dark Knight Rises parody he represents; throughout his appearances Bane finds a way to incorporate many of the memorable lines from Tom Hardy’s version of the character into his own dialogue.
  • Straight Edge Evil: "There's No Place to Go But Down" shows that Bane is all about channeling unproductive impulses into productive and healthy endeavors.
  • Super Mode: The already huge Bane gets bigger when he uses the Venom formula.
  • Vocal Dissonance: He has a surprisingly soft voice for a hulking giant.
  • Warrior Therapist: He spends his time rehabilitating prisoners in The Pit, through different kinds of therapy.
  • Wrestler in All of Us: Not surprisingly, given his lucha libre theme, Bane's fighting style is based in wrestling.
  • What the Hell Is That Accent?: It's quasi-british, parodying the accent used by Tom Hardy from The Dark Knight Rises, but his heritage is Latino so it makes very little sense.
  • You Wouldn't Like Me When I'm Angry: Get him mad and upset enough, he'll go berserk. Batman himself learned this the hard way, while Two-Face did his best to keep him calm.
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    The Riddler 

The Riddler (Edward Nygma)

Voiced by: Jim Rash
Gotham's "funniest villain" known for his riddle based crimes.
  • Badass in a Nice Suit: He's a notorious villain in a snazzy suit with a Dastardly Dapper Derby.
  • Bald of Evil: This Riddler has a shaved head.
  • Big Bad Duumvirate: As one of the members of the Injustice League he serves this role in the first half of the Season. After Dr. Psycho leaves Harley's team he forms a new partnership with him for the second half of the season.
  • Deadpan Snarker: Being one of the smartest villains in Gotham, it's not at all surprising that Riddler has a dry wit to go along with it. Especially notable when he's around Psycho.
  • Demoted to Dragon After the members of the Injustice League are defeated, the Riddler teams up with Dr. Psycho for the second half of Season 2. The Riddler himself lampshades that he's not used to the whole "second in command" thing.
  • Evil vs. Evil: While always a supervillain, Season 2 sees him directly oppose Harley as part of the Injustice League.
  • Hair Today, Gone Tomorrow: A flashback to Harley's time at Arkham shows him brushing a long black mane, only to gasp in horror when he finds several strands embedded in the brush, suggesting he's either gone totally bald since or now shaves his head to cover up an unflattering hairline.
  • Head-Turning Beauty: Male example. His workout regime as a prisoner of Harley's crew makes him incredibly jacked, and it becomes a Running Gag for people (both male and female) to break off their train of thought when they get a look at his perfect musculature.
  • Mythology Gag: He sported long black hair prior to his Bald of Evil appearance, similar to the Marilyn Manson-inspired Riddler from The Batman.
  • OOC Is Serious Business: He finds Clayface so obnoxious that he spoils his own riddle just to make Clayface stop talking.
  • Play-Along Prisoner: After being captured in Season Two and made to power Harley's lair with a giant hamster wheel, he says he's okay with it because he is getting well-fed, plenty of exercise, and it's entertaining watching Harley's crew struggle to get on top. He also makes it very clear he can escape at anytime he feels like it. By episode 10 he's done just that albeit with the help of Dr. Psycho.
  • Pragmatic Villainy: He joins the Injustice League in Season 2 to avoid fighting over the remains of New New Gotham. He refuses to escape his prison because being a prisoner gives him the best chance of surviving the New New Gotham wasteland, not only that, Harley's crew provides him with shelter, food, water, plenty of exercise, and finds pleasure in watching the Quinn crew struggle for survival.
  • Prisons Are Gymnasiums: Justified — after capturing him, Harley and co. have him run on one of his human-sized hamster wheels to provide them with power. He makes no secret of how he's fine with it because he's getting jacked.
  • Riddle Me This: But of course; his crimes are centered around riddles that he leaves heroes to solve to give them a chance of stopping him... or as the Joker puts it:
    The Joker: His gimmick is being the world's most indirect asshole!
  • The Rival: The Joker sees him as a rival villain, especially since the Riddler seems to be stealing his gimmick in the first episode.
  • Tattooed Crook: He has a question mark tattooed on his forehead.
  • Took a Level in Badass: Thanks to the non-stop exercise that came from powering Harley's lair via a giant hamster wheel, he's become an actually physically imposing threat (and seriously ripped) upon being freed by Dr. Psycho in "Dye Hard".
  • Villainous Friendship: He helps Poison Ivy in her elaborate plan to help Harley realize that the Joker doesn't really love her in exchange for her getting him out of Arkham. A throwaway line from Ivy about owing Riddler money over a bet, when she was still extremely mysanthropic indicated that they were at least on speaking-terms with each other. Subverted, big time, later on, when they are on opposite sides.

    The Penguin 

The Penguin (Oswald Cobblepot)

Voiced by: Wayne Knight

  • Adaptational Diversity: The Penguin normally strongly identifies as a sophisticated, upper-class White Anglo-Saxon Protestant. In this continutity, however, he is Jewish.
  • Bad Boss: He casually kills one of his employees for saying hi to him, because several already did that and he felt it was disingenuous if said too many times. When Clayface disguises himself as a waiter and tells the Penguin he killed the last one, he doesn't even question it.
  • But for Me, It Was Tuesday: Deconstructed. He kills employees so often that when a transformed Clayface replaces the real waiter, he instantly believes the story that he killed Jeffery despite knowing the guy by name and Clayface's nervous hesitation. His casual dismissal that it "Does sound like [me]" shows how he can't fact check something that should be important.
  • Death by Disfigurement: Harley bites off his nose, leaving a gaping, bloody hole in its place. He dies not long after.
  • Defeat Means Friendship: He applauds Harley when she defeats Aquaman and seems to have forgiven her for ruining his nephew's bar mitzvah. This doesn't stop him from becoming Harley's enemy in Season 2 when she rejects his offer to work with the Injustice League.
  • Even Evil Has Loved Ones: He at least cares enough about his nephew to throw him a lavish bar mitzvah.
  • High-Class Glass: He's got his usual monocle, but here it's tinted a dark gray color.
  • Impaled with Extreme Prejudice: Harley stabs him in the neck with her broken bat and rams it all the way through the top of his skull.
  • Improbable Aiming Skills: He's able to shoot a running Harley with a tranquilizer dart, and later shoot a bullet down the barrel of Harley's gun to destroy it. The calm with which he does the latter indicates that he pulls this kind of thing off with some regularity.
  • Killed Off for Real: Harley kills him in the first episode of Season 2 after her crew rescues her from her kidnapping.
  • Kosher Nostra: He says he decided to become a crime lord during his own Bar Mitzvah.
  • Nasal Trauma: Harley bites off his nose in the Season 2 premiere.
  • Nice Hat: It wouldn't be the Penguin without a snazzy topper. He even gives an identical hat to Joshua to symbolize how he'll pass his criminal enterprise down to him.
  • Nepotism: He's trying to get his nephew involved in organized crime.
  • Punch-Clock Villain: Sees being a crime lord as a vocation.
  • Sinister Schnoz: Like his comics counterpart, he has a long, thin, nose. In Season 2, Harley bites it off.
  • Starter Villain: For Season 2, being the first member of the newly-formed Injustice League that Harley has to get rid of in her quest to take over Gotham.
  • Underestimating Badassery: He thinks Harley is an easy kill after her bat gets broken. Unfortunately for him, what he calls a "defrosted gymnast" has an easy time dodging his grenade launcher; Harley has the fight won as soon as he loses sight of her in the aftermath.
  • Wicked Pretentious: As is usual for the character, he's a violent thug who wears fancy clothes and runs an upscale nightclub.

    Mister Freeze 

Mister Freeze (Victor Fries)

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Voiced by: Alfred Molina
A former cryogenics scientist trapped within his own technology and uses ice and cold as his motif. Appears in Season 2.
  • Accent Adaptation: Alfred Molina, an English actor, uses a Russian accent to play this version of Mr. Freeze.
  • Act of True Love: Witnessing Mister Freeze willingly giving up all his blood to save his terminally ill wife is what makes Harley realize what true love is about.
  • Adaptational Attractiveness: Victor is usually depicted as a geeky-looking, bald man. Here, he has a muscular build, chiseled jawline, and a snazzy mohawk.
  • Adaptational Backstory Change: Before he went supervillain, Victor was a wealthy and powerful CEO rather than a white-collar scientist.
  • Adaptational Nice Guy: While other versions of Mister Freeze have been sympathetic, they were typically portrayed as cold and anti-social. This interpretation however is outright hospitable, offering meals to Harley and her crew even when they tried to kill him.
  • Adaptational Personality Change: As noted above, most incarnations of Mister Freeze are outwardly cold and emotionless while this version is much more friendly and personable.
  • Affably Evil: Freeze is not beyond reason and can be downright pleasant, so long as your death will not help him cure Nora, or you do not stand in his way of curing her.
  • And I Must Scream: He describes his life trapped inside the cryosuit as "god forsaken" and something he only put up with to save find a way to save Nora.
  • Anti-Villain: His sympathetic motivations, Affably Evil manners and the Heroic Sacrifice he pulls at the end of "Thawing Hearts" put him into this territory.
  • Bad People Abuse Animals: He shows Harley's crew the alarming amount of snow rats that have died because of his failed experiments to find a cure for Nora.
  • Bait-and-Switch: The show plays with idea that Freeze might just be a lunatic deluding himself that Nora is his wife, going in hand with the New 52's retcon before Rebirth switched it back. She's frozen with an expression of horror, has a feeding tube leading into her mouth, and Freeze speaks as if she's still conscious. Harley projects her own issues with the Joker onto him, believing he destroyed Nora's life. However, in the end, the show sticks with the infinitely more popular backstory of Freeze and Nora being deeply in love with each other, with Freeze as his most sympathetic version.
  • Casting Gag: As Freeze here is like the BTAS version, then this won't be the first time Molina has played a supervillain scientist who lost his wife.
  • Comically Serious: Given the nature of the wacky situations he is in, it's impossible for him not to be this.
  • Crazy-Prepared: When having lunch with Harley's crew he has them frozen to their chairs to keep them from trying anything.
  • Curb-Stomp Battle: Easily defeats Harley's crew with his freezing gun. When Harley makes an attempt at fighting him again, it ends with her getting frozen again.
  • Ditzy Genius: He blows open the Penguin's door because he couldn't push it open... only for the Penguin to explain the door is pulled open.
  • Dying Declaration of Love: As he lies dying as a result of Ivy's cure for Nora's disease, his final words are to encourage Nora to live a happy life.
  • Even Evil Has Loved Ones: There is no way to stress this enough: Nora is everything to Victor.
  • The Ghost: In Season 1, he's mentioned by a realtor showing his former lair to Harley and Ivy, and the place definitely had his custom renovations style.
  • Happily Married: Victor and Nora adore and respect one another completely.
  • Heroic Sacrifice: Takes Ivy's drug that will convert his blood to Nora's, even though it will kill him, all in the name of saving Nora's life. Even Doctor Psycho is moved to tears by this.
  • Heroic Suicide: His act of giving his life to save his wife has shades of this. By his own admission, he views his life inside the cryo-suit as a form of hell, and he only tolerates it so he can live long enough to save Nora. It is possible that he finds the fact that the transfusion will kill him a good thing.
  • I Want My Beloved to Be Happy: With his last breaths, he encourages Nora to move on from his death and find happiness.
  • Justified Criminal: He participates in organized crime to gather the funding necessary to research a cure for his wife's illness.
  • Living on Borrowed Time: He needs to live inside a cryo-suit so he can extend his lifespan and continue the research needed to find a cure for Nora.
  • Love Makes You Evil: The whole motive of his villainy is finding a cure for his dying wife.
  • Mythology Gag: Closed captioning labels Freeze's accent as German (despite it sounding more Russian). In live-action, Freeze was played by two Austrians, Otto Preminger and Arnold Schwarzenegger, with their own accents, and by the British George Sanders and American Eli Wallach both doing German accents. Mr. Freeze just having an accent must itself be the gag.
  • Noble Demon: He is willing to become a criminal to fund his research, but there are still lines he won't cross. It's revealed that he froze Harley to placate the rest of the Injustice League, who were actually planning to kill her.
  • No, Mr. Bond, I Expect You to Dine: He and "Nora" host a dinner for Harley and crew as a show of good faith. It's just as disturbing as you might imagine.
  • Not So Different: He isn't a crime boss, he just wants to save his wife... with funds he must get from organized crime.
  • Politically Correct Villain: Played for Laughs. He froze Harley to save her life, and acknowledged in disgust that his fellow crime lords loved it due to being white, cis-gendered, heterosexual men who wanted to make a woman an object of mockery. King Shark soon calls out Harley for attacking the most "woke" ice-themed villain in New New Gotham.
  • Sense Loss Sadness: He can no longer eat cooked food as it would fatally raise his body temperature and he asks Dr. Psycho to describe what it's like to eat a piece of steak during dinner.
  • Taking You with Me: After Harley accidentally condemns Nora to die by freeing her from her ice prison, Mister Freeze threatens to blow himself up along with everyone present unless Harley can get Ivy to find a cure for her.
  • Token Good Teammate: It's revealed in "Thawing Hearts" that he only froze Harley because the alternative was the Injustice League killing her, and his goals are more sympathetic than the other four.
  • Unusual Eyebrows: His eyebrows are long and kinked.
  • Would Hit a Girl: Knocks out Harley with her own bat; justified since she attacked him twice before that, and considering how "woke" he is, it’s more than likely Mr. Freeze is pretty egalitarian. (He also needed a test subject for an experiment and unconscious subjects are easier to handle.)
  • You Gotta Have Blue Hair: He has a blue mohawk.

Others

    Kite Man 

Kite Man (Charles Brown)

Voiced by: Matt Oberg
A perverted loser supervillain who uses a giant kite to commit crimes. In spite of his silliness and questionable competence, he displays a surprising level of emotional intelligence.
  • Affably Evil: While he's supposed to be a villain like most of the cast, he's an all round decent guy. He doesn't even count as 'evil' because he never does anything bad.
  • Because You Were Nice to Me: He falls in love with Ivy because she's the only person who has recognized his good qualities enough to give him a chance and stand up for him.
  • Betty and Veronica: In Season 2, Ivy is torn between her feelings for her friend Harley and her fiancé Kite Man. Kite Man is the Betty because he's pleasant, stable and dorky, making him the "safer" relationship option next to Harley. However, he is the one that breaks off the relationship when he realizes he's not the one for her.
  • Beware the Nice Ones: He is nice and forgiving despite being a villain but he finally reaches his breaking point after Gordon ruins the wedding. Even though he's angry with Ivy, he's merciful enough to end the relationship for Ivy since she doesn't want to be with him. He still leaves her and Harley behind for the police but he knows they're both capable of escaping the police.
  • Big Damn Heroes: His ability to fly allows him to save people when need be. First time being when he saves Ivy, Harley and her crew from a cyclops through flight and squirting hot sauce in said cyclops' eye.
  • Butt-Monkey: He's always abused or humiliated in some way but he seemingly takes it in stride and Ivy does know he means well when he helps out.
  • Casanova Wannabe: He thinks he's a smooth-talking ladies' man, but he's just a perverted idiot. He admits later in his debut he's not too good with women. It's when he drops the act that Ivy shows interest in him.
  • Catchphrase: "Hell yeah."
  • Chivalrous Pervert: As he says so himself, he cares about what Ivy thinks as much as he cares about her ass.
  • Cool Loser: He's a bottom tier supervillain no one takes seriously, but as Ivy says, he has a level of confidence to be admired.
  • Dogged Nice Guy: Towards Poison Ivy, who initially sees him as a joke like everyone else. Once she realizes he can be nice to be around, she starts giving in to his advances. He does successfully manage to enter a relationship with Ivy some time before "The Line", but Ivy displays some embarrassment towards how open he is about their relationship.
  • Dumbass Has a Point: While he's not dumb per say, he himself says he's simple. However, he's no fool as he makes it known:
    • On his first date with Ivy, after he realizes that Ivy is embarrassed to been seen with him and wears extra clothing to conceal her idenity, he calls her out for it.
    • In "A Fight Worth Fighting For" he points out that him and Ivy getting married before stopping the army of Parademons is a bad idea. Ivy surprisingly ignores his advice.
  • Extreme Doormat: He never stands up for himself when people mock him and treat him like a joke. However, he doesn't let it get to him much.
    • It's implied that this is the result of his own parents being condescending of him because he lacks superpowers while his parents have them.
    • This allow him to mesh well for a bit with Ivy because of her own assertive personality. Ironically enough, he sticks up for himself against her when he realizes that they're not meant to be together and breaks it off for them.
  • Female Fighter, Male Handler: He has this with Ivy. Ivy has control over plant life, decent combat skills and thus a dangerous villainess. Kite Man is a Non-Action Guy who doesn't help much, but he can fly and he's quite good at flying with the kite.
  • Foil: To the Joker. He's a D-Class villain while the Joker is The Dreaded, but unlike the Joker who is known to be abusive to Harley and doesn't care about what she feels, Kite Man truly cares about Ivy and treats her with respect. Also, the Joker is shown to have insecurity issues and hates it when people mock him, while Kite Man is looked upon as a loser but has enough self-confidence to brush it off.
  • Freudian Excuse: Possibly. While his self-confidence is genuine, one gets the feeling that his earlier act and social awkwardness is the result of his parents' verbal abuse toward him.
  • Graceful in Their Element: Say what you will about him, he is a good flier and knows how to use his kite well when needed. Ivy calls Kite Man to save her, Harley, and her crew from a death trap sprung on them by the Queen of Fables. He saves them magnificently. He later saves Harley from death.
  • Green and Mean: Downplayed. His outfit is green and he's a villain but is very nice and friendly.
  • Harmless Villain: Much like in the comics, he's not taken seriously as a villain in the slightest and is seen as a joke by pretty much every other supervillain.
  • Heart Is an Awesome Power: Even though it's conditional, he can still fly and has used it to pull off some impressive stunts (including saving Harley's crew plus Ivy from a cyclops). In Season 2, he's able to use this to help Harley and Ivy cover good ground over the ruined Gotham.
  • Hidden Depths:
    • At first he tries being a womanizer but to no avail as Ivy is put off by his perversion and inability to take a hint. When he decides to drop this and starts interacting with Ivy with no ulterior motive, Ivy starts becoming interested in him and the two start dating. Through Kite Man, Ivy starts coming further out of her shell and Kite Man learns that being himself is enough to win someone over.
    • Season 2 reveals that he knows Morse-Code, which comes in handy when translating for Sy's cybernetic eye.
  • Honorary True Companion: He never officially joins Harley's crew, but since he's dating Ivy, he does go out of his way to give them a ride and saves their lives at least once.
  • I Want My Beloved to Be Happy: There are definitely some sour feelings motivating his decision to break off his engagement with Ivy, but it is partially because he realizes that Ivy's heart belongs to Harley rather than him. He tells her upfront that he isn't the person for her.
  • Informed Loner: Zigzagged. He is portrayed as an outcast who everyone treats as a joke, but not many characters actually mock him as such, and he still gets invited to villain parties and is able to convince random bar goons to work jobs for him. However, this is to demonstrate that even someone as pathetic as Kite Man gets more respect in the villain community than Harley, thus his Joke Character status is used to draw attention to a major theme of the series.
  • In Love with Love: Both he and Ivy have shades of this to each other. From his end, his hurry to marry her before she's completely ready is more motivated by a fear of not being able to find another woman who actually likes him so much and is as cool as Ivy. However, he does break it off through a combination of realizing they're not meant for each other and that he deserves better.
  • Meaningful Name: His real name is Charles Brown... yes, just like the Peanuts comic strip character. Much like his namesake, he gets no respect from his peers and also has a crush on a red-haired girl. Furthermore, his kite-theme is a reference to how the comic strip character would get his kites stuck in the infamous "kite-eating tree". Kite Man's red-haired girlfriend can control trees.
  • Muggle Born of Mages: His father and mother have ice powers and the ability to fly, respectively. Both were disappointed when Kite-Man had no powers.
  • Never Bareheaded: Even the time he thought (wrongly) that Ivy was going to have sex with him, he stripped off everything but kept on the mask.
  • Nice Guy: Perverted tendencies and attempted villainy aside, he's actually a pretty decent guy, even sorta befriending Ivy by the end of his debut and then the two becoming a couple a few episodes later.
  • Non-Action Guy: Probably the only supervillain in the show who can't fight at all.
  • The Pirates Who Don't Do Anything: Despite being a supposed supervillain, he is never actually seen doing anything evil during the series proper. If he weren't hanging out with villains, it would be a stretch to call him one at all.
  • Prince Charming Wannabe: He can't seem to take the hint that Ivy doesn't want to sleep with him, at least until she declines after he literally jumps into her bed naked.
  • Romantic False Lead: Kite Man's role as Ivy's fiancé is to create drama when Harley realizes she's in love with Ivy and have Ivy reject Harley despite clearly loving her back because she isn't steady like Kite Man. After Kite Man finds out Ivy cheated on him with Harley and then Gordon ruins their wedding, Kite Man breaks down crying because he realizes he and Ivy were never meant to be. He coldly but mercifully breaks off the engagement and tells Ivy that she doesn't want to be with him and he deserves someone better. Harley and Ivy hook up minutes later.
  • Romantic Runner-Up: After Kite Man stops trying to get into bed with Ivy, she discovers he's a friendly, pleasant, dorky, if somewhat pushy guy and she comes to feel attracted to him enough to agree dating him. In Season 2, they get engaged, but a few episodes later, Ivy starts an affair with Harley in some heated moments. At their wedding, Kite Man realizes Ivy is just forcing herself to choose him to run away from her feelings for Harley. Kite Man then calls off the wedding because going through with it is too unfair for the three of them.
  • Satellite Love Interest: Downplayed. While Kite Man does have some defined characterization, his role and participation in all episodes he appears in are focused on his romantic relationship with Ivy. Whenever he helps Harley's crew, it's to do Ivy a favor.
  • Small Name, Big Ego: His "powers" are pretty pathetic, to say the least, but he seems to think they’re a lot cooler than they actually are. Ironically, his absolute confidence in himself is something that Poison Ivy considers attractive.
  • Sweet and Sour Grapes: He manages to conquer Ivy when he decides to stop acting like a Casanova.
  • Undying Loyalty: After Ivy is apparently killed by the Joker, Kite Man refuses to leave the side of her grave for weeks. Subverted in the season 2 finale, where he leaves Ivy to fight the cops by herself, after finally getting fed up with her and Harley's shenanigans.
  • Useless Superpowers: He openly admits that taking a cab would be faster than a kite.
    • Subverted in Season 2, where his kite is Harley and Ivy's main mode of transport, and his ability to fly over the ruined Gotham is increasingly important.
  • Weaksauce Weakness: The only villain whose crimes are weather-dependent.

    Giganta 

Giganta (Doris Zeul)

Voiced by: Vanessa Marshall

  • Adaptational Nice Girl: This Giganta isn't shown openly engaging in any acts of supervillainy in the show and is instead living the suburban life and trying to raise her son.
  • Casting Gag: A traditional nemesis of Wonder Woman, she shares her voice actress in this show.
  • The Faceless: Her first appearance has her so tall, her face is out of shot the entire scene. Her face is revealed in her second appearance.
  • Giant Woman: True to form, she is extremely tall.
  • Jerkass: Openly refers to Ivy as a "jolly green whore" as she's standing right there.
  • Mind Rape: Doctor Psycho uses mind control to make her love him, marry him, and have their child. During a talk show interview, she snaps out of it and calls him out on it.
  • Taking the Kids: After snapping out of his mind control, she leaves Doctor Psycho and takes their son Herman with her.
  • Tiny Guy, Huge Girl: She's a Giant Woman who was married to the Depraved Dwarf Doctor Psycho, though not by choice.

    The Queen of Fables 

Queen of Fables (Tsaritsa)

Voiced by: Wanda Sykes
A sorceress with the power to conjure living versions of fables.
  • Adaptational Intelligence: Unlike her comics counterpart, she harbors no delusions about Wonder Woman being Snow White or Superman being Prince Charming.
  • Adaptational Jerkass: Compared to her comics counterpart, who wants to recreate her empire, she's an unrepentant mass-murder, blames being trapped in a tax book on her being a villainess trying to be as good as her male contemporaries, and is pretty snarky in general.
  • Adaptational Nice Guy: While she is more villainous, she's also far more personable than her comics counterpart.
  • Adaptational Wimp: To a degree. In the comics, the Queen of Fables is an otherworldly force of fiction made real who - as long as there is imagination - can warp all of reality to her whims. In this series, she appears to be a (comparatively) normal human witch who uses a spell that is limited to bringing fictional characters to life.
  • Ambition Is Evil: In her view, to be the top villain you have to cross all moral boundaries.
  • And I Must Scream: Downplayed. Although she was trapped in a book for 30 years, she was still able to semi-function in society.
  • Animate Inanimate Object: She was sealed inside a copy of the U.S. Master Tax Guide by Zatanna, but can still talk (and smoke). She's freed in "The Line" when it's deemed cruel and unusual punishment by a court.
  • Asshole Victim: Given that the Justice League deemed her dangerous enough to seal her into a book rather than just shipping her off to Arkham, and even other villains find her brutal methods repulsive, no one mourned her when Harley knocked her head off her shoulders.
  • Ax-Crazy: Considering her go-to solution to every problem is killing everyone in her immediate vicinity in an incredibly gory fashion, she's definitely this.
  • Bad Boss: She treats her storytale characters like tools.
  • Bond Villain Stupidity: Played with. As a storyteller villain she tries to kill people in a sensational manner, which to be fair no normal people could handle. She sent Harley's crew up the beanstalk to be killed by the giant living there, which would be effective since they couldn't fly back down, and she didn't count on Kite Man rescuing them all.
  • Broken Pedestal: Harley used to look up to her as a role model, but she's disgusted by the Queen's mass-murdering habits when they team up.
  • Card-Carrying Villain: Deconstructed. She uses being a bad guy as an excuse to do horrible actions and, thanks to her "villains don't give a fuck" mentality, feels absolutely no remorse for any of it. What's worse, she seems to feel that this level of extremism is the only way to make it as a villain.
  • Co-Dragons: She and the Scarecrow become this to the Joker, helping him in his plan to take over Gotham and kill Harley Quinn.
  • Disproportionate Retribution: Sees her fate as this, as the male villains have done far worse and just get a stint in Arkham that they'll escape from half the time, while she got stuck in a book permanently. Her actions when freed cast a little bit of doubt on how disproportionate it actually was, though. Ironically she herself is a big fan of this, advocating for ending the bloodline to deal with a single witness.
  • Dissonant Serenity: She maintains her chipper Sassy Black Woman shtick even as she gruesomely murders scores of people in horrifying ways. It's disturbing enough to disgust even Harley when they team up.
  • Even Evil Has Standards: A Defied Trope. She sees standards as something heroes have, and that villains "don't give a fuck."
  • Eviler Than Thou: Implied to be the real reason why she was sealed in a book rather than simply sent to Arkham. Even other supervillains with the exception of the Joker are disturbed by her mass-murders.
  • Face Death with Dignity: After getting her head knocked off, instead of being furious or breaking down, her decapitated head just mutters a mildly annoyed "Aw shit".
  • False Friend: Acted as a friend to Harley while she was sealed inside a book. Once freed, she quickly turns on Harley, even though Harley saved her from being sent to Arkham. While the two appeared to be friends when Harley saved her from being killed, the Queen of Fables still sided with the Joker and attempted to kill Harley.
  • Famous Last Words: "Aw shit!"
  • Faux Affably Evil: Comes of as Affably Evil at first. When freed from the book she was sealed in, she proves to not only be an unrepetant mass murderer, but she will turn on supposed friends in a heartbeat.
  • Fed to Pigs: Her choice of crime scene cleanup is summoning the The Three Little Pigs. Thank heavens we don't get to see them chowing down, but the crew does, and it ain't pretty.
  • Genre Savvy: As a story-themed villain, she knows all about the conventions of narrative (Leave No Witnesses, Everybody Has Standards, etc).
  • God Save Us from the Queen!: Her villain name is the Queen of Fables and holy shit is she evil and Ax-Crazy even by regular villain standards.
  • Good Smoking, Evil Smoking: She sits back and smokes cigarettes as she lets her Big Bad Wolf massacre an innocent family, and then puts the used cigarettes in the mouth of one of the corpses.
  • Graceful Loser: Well, "graceful" might be the wrong term for it, but when Harley outsmarts her and is about to kill her, she says "Props!" with a somewhat impressed tone before getting her head knocked off.
  • Irony: She believes she was sealed in a book instead of being sent to Arkham on the grounds that she was a woman. She says this to Harley, who has been locked up in Arkham several times over.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Jerk: She intially acts like Harley's friend, but despite Harley saving her from Arkham, she turns on her. Harley saving her life does her no favors as the Queen of Fables still works with the Joker to murder her and take over Gotham by the end of the season.
  • Karma Houdini Warranty: After she is released from her prison, she massacres an entire family and then double-crosses Harley's group. Despite this, Harley saves her from being killed by Jason Praxis and lets her go free. She is eventually killed by Harley when karma finally bites her.
  • Killed Off for Real: In "Devil’s Snare", when Harley accidentally decapitates her.
  • Knight of Cerebus: Once released from her tax book prison, she quickly becomes the darkest villain so far.
  • Lack of Empathy: According to her, villains "don't give a fuck" and aren't supposed to. Deconstructed too since she takes it to her own teammates.
  • Major Injury Underreaction: She seemed more annoyed than hurt when Harley decapitated her.
  • Mundane Utility:
    • Trapped inside a copy of the U.S. tax code, she made the best of a bad situation and opened a tax filing business. She also has one of the gingerbread men doing office work (it was better than turning tricks on the street, according to the gingerbread man).
    • She casually murders her own conjuration of Humpty Dumpty so she can make scrambled eggs.
  • Murder Is the Best Solution: Strongly believes in this trope. Someone (who's at a family reunion) sees you committing a crime? Brutally murder them and the entire family (just to make sure they avoid any revenge scenario).
  • Off with Her Head!: Harley knocks her head off with her bat in "Devil's Snare".
  • Properly Paranoid: She murders an entire family to avoid any revenge scenario, and is vindicated when the one Harley spares comes back for revenge just as she predicted. Downplayed in that her killing an entire family just because of one witness could very much be considered as unnecessary.
  • Race Lift: She is turned from a white woman to a black woman.
  • Reality Ensues:
    • She assumes she is free to go after being let out of the tax book, only to be informed that she still has to serve out the rest of her sentence and is being sent to Arkham.
    • Most criminals don't find the wanton slaughter of innocents to be an acceptable solution to silencing a single witness. As such, her homicidal tendencies and extremely violent methods absolutely horrify Harley and her crew, who then decide to kick her out.
  • Sassy Black Woman: Well, she is voiced by Wanda Sykes. Plus, it presents an appropriately absurd contrast to her initial predicament.
  • Sealed Evil in a Can: The Justice League sealed her in a book after she tried to take over Gotham. Later on, it's suggested it was also because of her excessively violent approach as a supervillain.
  • Shadow Archetype: She is what Harley would be if she didn't have any standards: unfettered and uncaring, flamboyant, selfish and sociopathic, and on good terms with the Joker.
  • The Sociopath: She's heavily implied to be this. Superficially, she's charming and spirited, but is quick to reveal that she has no second thoughts about using mass murder as a solution to literally any problem, and not caring if other criminals are horrified. She has no remorse or conscience, openly calling herself a villain. She also displays a serious lack of empathy; besides not caring for those she murders, she seems unable to realize how her fellow supervillains could be disturbed by her actions or see her actions as rightfully excessive.
  • Squishy Wizard: She can summon deadly fairy tale creatures, but damage her book and she's rendered defenseless. And a baseball bat to the back of the head will rip her head off of her shoulders.
  • Summon Magic: She has the power to summon characters from fairy tales and use them at her command.
  • The Unfettered: HORRIFICALLY so. Even Harley (who entertained the thought of killing Robin) is completely horrified at what the Queen did to that family reunion, only for the Queen to flat-out state that she is a villain and that's what they do. Harley tries to argue Even Evil Has Standards, only for the Queen to claim "villains don't give a fuck".
  • Ungrateful Bastard: Harley rightfully points out that even though they eventually had a falling out, she still broke Fables out of prison and helped her get back in the villain game when nobody else gave her a chance, charity which Fables repays by trying to screw her over out of pride. Even after Harley saves her life, she still swears revenge for the hit to her ego.
  • Unreliable Narrator: Her description of her fight against the Justice League shows them brutally attacking her henchmen. Harley Quinn sees through it, as "there is no way Superman did that". Tsaritsa admits that she's exaggerating "to add flavour." "The Line" reveals that this also applies to how she describes her fate. She states that she was imprisoned solely because she was a female villain trying to take over the world. The moment she's freed, it's revealed she's an unrepentant mass murderer whose scenes of gory destruction disgust even other supervillains.
  • Villain Has a Point: When Harley states she has a line she won't cross, the Queen of Fables responds that the Legion of Doom has no such standards. Harley's attempts to join the Legion do nothing but prove her point.
    • The Justice League's willingness to throw Harley's entire crew into the Phantom Zone over a reasonable (but wrong) hunch with no trial or even much of an argument lends a lot of credence to her claim that them trapping her in the book was at least an overreaction. This is further vindicated by them being willing to kill Harley's crew while the crew are being mind controlled near the end of season 2 and deciding to banish the mind controlled Ivy to the Phantom Zone forever instead of retrieving her after Dr. Psycho is defeated.
    • Her insistence that she needed to kill everyone at the family reunion to prevent any survivors from coming back to get revenge is proven right when Jason Praxis does exactly that.
  • Would Hurt a Child: She kills several children in the Praxis family reunion.

    Maxie Zeus 

Maxie Zeus

Voiced by: Will Sasso
A well-known supervillain and motivational speaker who patterns himself after the Greek Gods
  • Adaptational Badass: In the comics, he has a reputation as a Harmless Villain with a silly gimmick. Here, he's not only strong enough to beat the stuffing out of Clayface, but also clever enough to see through Clayface's disguise and trick him into blowing his cover. And in "The Runaway Bridesmaid", he can shoot lightning from his hands.
  • Adaptational Jerkass: While he was always evil, he was never quite as repulsive as shown here.
  • Ambiguous Situation: It was not clear at first whether he's just really interested in Greek mythology or if, like in the comics, he actually thinks he's the Greek god Zeus. Then Clayface posed as his whatif son (who Maxie thought didn't exist since the woman he hooked up with had an abortion), declaring said son was half-god, then that turned out to be a ruse as mentioned below.
    • The ambiguity is ramped up in the second season where he's on Themysceria alongside God of War Ares as a male stripper. And in "The Runaway Bridesmaid", he can shoot lightning from his hands.
  • Ancient Grome: His gimmick is a clear mishmash of Ancient Greek and Roman aesthetics.
  • Bald of Evil: This version of the character is bald.
  • Beard of Evil: As usual, he's got a prominent beard to match his "Greek God" motif.
  • Even Evil Has Loved Ones: He seems genuinely committed to Nora Fries, even protecting her when Ivy and Kite Man's wedding goes awry.
  • Going Commando: He's not wearing any underwear under his toga, and he thinks nothing of exposing himself to people.
  • Hate Sink: He's not meant to be likable at all; in addition to not being very well-known in the source material, he's tactless, narcissistic, petty, and a sexual predator.
  • Jerkass: He's a self-absorbed, misogynistic creep with zero redeeming qualities.
  • Light Is Not Good: He wears a white toga, which gives him a divine appearance and his lair is covered in gold, but make no mistake, he is an overall jerk.
  • Second Love: Believe it or not, he's this to Nora Fries after Mr. Freeze's death. And from what we've seen, it's a surprisingly committed relationship despite Zeus's promiscuity.
  • Sex for Services: He tries to pressure Harley into having sex with him in exchange for his help in making her a better villain. Of course, she refuses.
  • Shameless Fanservice Guy: He doesn't care if anyone sees his junk and makes no effort to cover himself if his toga goes askew. He even serves as one of the male strippers in Themysceria.
  • Shock and Awe: He can shoot lightning blasts from his hands.
  • Shrine to Self: His mansion is full of statues of himself, all nude with their junk on full display.
  • STD Immunity: Averted; Harley takes a look at his junk and, since psychiatrists have some medical training, determines that he's got something nasty down there. On seeing a statue of him, Doctor Psycho agrees it looks "disturbing."
  • Villain with Good Publicity: An odd twist in that the public knows that he's a villain, but he's well-respected as an entrepreneur and self-help guru in the villain community. Of course, none of them have any idea how depraved he truly is...
  • Wrestler in All of Us: He uses an elbow drop on Clayface and then threatens a piledriver.

    Catwoman 

Catwoman (Selina Kyle)

Voiced by: Sanaa Lathan
Cat-burglar and occasional love-interest of Batman. Appears in Season 2.
  • Adaptational Jerkass: By the time Catwoman formed a trio with Harley and Ivy in the comics, she was by far the most heroic member of the group. Here it's the opposite; she is only out for herself and thinks the other two are foolish for putting so much stock in friendship. She does however take part in Ivy's bachelorette party, during which she acts nicer.
  • Alto Villainess: Has a suitably purry voice of the sort usually associated with Poison Ivy.
  • Broken Pedestal: Ivy idolizes Catwoman as an independent and self-confident villainess. However, by the end of "Trapped" she realizes she doesn't really want to be like her after seeing how uncaring and self-centered the cat burglar really is since Ivy has grown to see the value of having true friends and love in her life. She does get better when she joins Ivy's bachelorette party.
  • Charm Person: Even Ivy is taken by her charms despite her expressed distrust towards Selina.
  • Classy Cat-Burglar: Wouldn't be Catwoman if she wasn't this.
  • Dating Catwoman: Is happening (or has happened) in this show, if Ivy's comment, "Catwoman says [Batman] waxes everything," is anything to go by.
  • Femme Fatale: Uses people to get what she wants.
  • The Ghost: Is mentioned by Ivy in an episode in Season 1 before actually appearing in the series.
  • Grandfather Clause: Eartha Kitt famously played Catwoman in the 60's Batman series long before the Internet. It's likely for this that fans have been more accepting of a black Selina Kyle than the usual controversy surrounding adaptational race changes.
  • I Work Alone: As she says, she isn't used to working in a team.
  • Impossible Theft: She's so good at stealing that she can somehow steal Ivy's jacket while she was wearing it. In the museum, she is able to steal a ring from inside a ring box which is inside someone's pocket.
  • Kick the Dog: In Season 2's "Trapped", she ditches Harley, Ivy, and Kite Man after they reach the flamethrower, and swipes the engagement ring Kite Man stole for Ivy just to rub it in.
  • Mythology Gag:
  • Race Lift: Like Lex Luthor and the Queen of Fables, Catwoman was made black for this series.
  • Sticky Fingers: Just from her introduction sequence, she effortlessly swipes the jewellery from the patrons of the diner she was eating at, as well as Ivy's jacket.
  • Suspiciously Similar Substitute: She is basically the Queen of Fables' replacement for Season 2, with the role of being the temporary eviler teammate, but does not commit the former's atrocities, making her a downplayed example.
  • Token Evil Teammate: Of the Gotham Sirens trio. While Character Development made Harley and Ivy mellow out and show care for the importance of friendship, Catwoman is still a self-serving thief who only teamed up with them out of convenience, all of which is pretty ironic, given this dynamic is usually reversed in the comics, with Selina as a Nominal Hero and sometimes even a Token Good Teammate reigning in the more destructive Ivy and Harley.

    Dr. Trap 

Doctor Trap (Larry Trapp)

Voiced by: Alan Tudyk
A villain who specializes in boobytraps.
  • Non-Action Guy: Brilliant at building traps, but he's essentially helpless when Harley finally confronts him face to face.
  • Rogues Gallery Transplant: A fairly obscure one at that. He was introduced in the rather obscure comic series Chase as the lifelong nemesis of DEO agent Cameron Chase. He later appeared in the pages of Manhunter.
  • Smug Snake: He loves to gloat about his traps.
  • Trap Master: He's actually really good at his job, Harley requires an ace burglar to be able to defeat him.

    The Condiment King 

Condiment King (Mitchell Mayo)

Voiced by: Alan Tudyk
A villain who uses condiments as weapons. Kite Man's nemesis.
  • Composite Character: Has the appearance of the original animated series, and the name from the comics.
  • Eaten Alive: Ivy has Frank eat him and his fiancee so she and Kite-Man can have their wedding venue.
  • Evil Is Petty: Shoots some mustard on Kite Man's tux just to make him look bad in front of the wedding hall's owner.
  • Evil vs. Evil: He is Kite Man's archnemesis, despite both of them being (wannabe) "super"-villains.
  • Famous Last Words: "It's Condiment King!"
  • Meaningful Name: After a fashion, in that a condiment is something you eat.
  • Pungeon Master: He loves his condiment puns.
  • Sitcom Arch-Nemesis: He and Kite Man are constantly throwing petty pranks at each other rather than trying to kill each other. Gets subverted, with extreme prejudice, by the introduction of an actual supervillainess, Ivy, into the equation - and her man-eating plant, of course.
  • Ugly Guy, Hot Wife: His fiancee Becca is much more attractive than he is.
  • Underwear of Power: He wears a pair of tighty whities on the outside of his costume. It makes him look even more ridiculous.

    Darkseid 

Darkseid (Uxas)

Voiced by: Michael Ironside
The ruler of Apokolips.
  • Adaptational Nice Guy: Surprisingly, yes. Most versions of Darkseid would not even entertain the thought of giving an army to anyone unless it would benefit any of his plans. That said he is still the same ruthless dictator who desires the eradication of free will throughout the known universe. Likewise, him mentioning Harley was filling a void was him attempting to genuinely advise her.
  • Badass Baritone: Since he's voiced by Michael Ironside.
  • Catchphrase: "Darkseid IS... (perfectly ordinary action)".
  • The Comically Serious: He constantly interrupts Harley from speaking while giving his speech with no change in his tone whatsoever, and also points out that Harley is repressing issues and trying to compensate with his army.
  • The Dreaded: While partially played for comedy, Harley's crew is clearly terrified of him and makes point to always keep reffering to him in some grandoise way to avoid ticking him off. Even when Doctor Pyscho steals the helmet that boosts his power he is still terrified of Darkseid and is quick to suck up to him in his presence.
  • Even Evil Has Standards: Tells Doctor Psycho that not even he would call someone a cunt.
  • Galactic Conqueror: He is introduced crushing the skull of Forager after declaring the conquest of his world.
  • Greater-Scope Villain: Easily the most dangerous villain to appear in the show so far, but he doesn't appear interested in Earth, much less Gotham City. His only role so far has been supplying an army of his Parademons to Harley. And after Harley backed out of the deal, Doctor Psycho took control of the army and made a deal with Darkseid that if he killed Harley as punishment for walking out of the deal, Darkseid would give him Earth.
  • Knight of Cerebus: Similar to Lex Luthor, he has plenty of funny moments, but the plot of the second season does get more serious with his introduction and Harley getting an army of Parademons. When Doctor Psycho is displeased with Harley not wanting to use the Parademon army to Take Over the World, he takes control of the Parademons and plans to conquer the world himself.
  • Large and in Charge: He is a giant, even making King Shark look tiny in comparison.
  • Pet the Dog: Despite wanting Doctor Psycho to kill Harley for breaking her deal with him, when Harley does defeat Psycho he is so impressed with Harley that he offers her the means to conquer Earth. Downplayed since when she backs out of the deal, he swears to kill her in the future.
  • Villain Has a Point: Quickly notices Harley is trying to fill a void in her heart and advises that what she is doing won't work.
  • Villain of Another Story: He is a Galactic Conqueror and a much more dangerous villain than any of the show's cast, but his appearance so far has just been as a benefactor to Harley Quinn.
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