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- After the End: This is how life in Vale is portrayed after Brainiac bottled the city up. To note:
- Only Beacon and the surrounding agricultural district are under some form of law and order. The rest of the city is in complete anarchy; Adam Taurus in particular is running completely unchecked, using what White Fang forces that haven't already defected as his personal gang and executing anyone he doesn't like. James Ironwood and what's left of the Atlesian forces are trying to retake the city, but it's a slow-going effort due to all the other problems they have to deal with.
- The economy is wrecked. Roman Torchwick has taken over the industrial district and is now holding the city by the balls with it. Lien itself is effectively worthless thanks to the limited resources shifting the currency system to a bartering one. Dust fragments now serve as payment for goods and services.
- Finally, the entire population is collectively depressed. Alcoholism and suicide rates are at an all-time high. Already in Beacon, Ozpin has started issuing and increasing mandatory group therapy sessions to keep what little morale is up. Time will tell if it's effective or not.
- The Alcoholic: An unfortunate side effect of Brainiac's invasion. Many Remnantians turned to alcohol to cope with the grief of losing so much; within days, almost all the stores of alcohol in Vale were depleted, causing bars to turn to moonshine.
- Audience Surrogate: All of RWBYJNPR towards the DC side of the crossover. The heroes take the time to explain things that they don't fully understand regarding their new world.
- City in a Bottle: What's left of Remnant is six or so bottled, miniaturized cities currently residing in Brainiac's lab.
- Colorful Theme Naming: Twofold for Remnant, along with teams RWBY and JNPR. Remnant's culture dictates that names are related, in some way, to a color. The real name of RWBY and JNPR all reflect this. Ruby - Red, Weiss - White, Blake - Black, Yang - Sun, etc. This is deliberately invoked when the two teams decide on their superhero names, meant as a way to honor their culture while also describing them in turn. Ruby became the Red Reaper, Weiss the Ivory Mage, Blake became Nightshade, Yang the Golden Dragon, Jaune the White Knight, Nora became Pink Lightning, Pyrrha to Crimson Guardian, and Ren the Verdant Lotus.
- Doomed Hometown: The planet of Remnant was destroyed after Brainiac bottled all the major population centers. If those population centers are ever released, they will have to be placed on an entirely new planet to inhabit.
- Fantastic Racism: Implicitly subverted. When Brainiac's invasion started, most of the White Fang defected and joined their respective kingdom's military in repelling him after recognizing the Coluan as the greater threat. After Vale was defeated, the racial tensions between humans and Faunus have calmed to a near non-existent level, thanks to shared depression, loss, grief and hatred against Brainiac.
- Fling a Light into the Future: After Brainiac kidnapped Ruby Rose, Ironwood was convinced to send a strike team in the form of the rest of RWBY and JNPR, both to rescue her and to take down Brainiac. While they failed into the latter, they managed to escape via an unexpected Boom Tube and arrive on Earth. This effectively makes them Remnant's last hope.
- Human Aliens: RWBY and JNPR to the people of Earth. Functionally, they are similar enough to humans in that they are biologically compatible. However, enough key differences remained in order to classify them as an entirely new species dubbed Remnantian. These differences include:
- Their muscles and skeletons are denser than a human being's, granting them increased strength and durability.
- Blake in particular is noted to be even more genetically distinct, due to her being a Faunus. As such, Blake is noted to have strands of extra DNA that are similar to felines.
- Finally, every single Remnantian is noted to have the ability to unlock an Aura, which the Justice League discover to be the result of a universal meta gene held within their genetic makeup.
- I Call It "Vera": All of the weapons used by Remnantian huntsmen and huntresses are named. For RWBYJNPR, their weapons are, in order: Crescent Rose - a highly customized sniper-scythe, Myrtenaster - a multi-action Dust rapier, Gambol Shroud - a variant ballistic chain scythe, Ember Celica - a dual ranged shot gauntlets, Crocea Mors - a sword and shield that can be collapsed into a sheathe and combined into a claymore, Magnhild - a multiple grenade launcher hammer, Miló and Akoúo̱ - a semi-automatic xiphos javelin and a shield, respectively, and Stormflower - dual automatic pistols with vertical bayonets underneath the barrels.
- Lost World: Relatively speaking, to the universe. Not even the Guardians of Oa knew Remnant existed; it's all but stated that the Brothers shielded the planet from the rest of the universe to prevent outside interference with their test for humanity. Unfortunately, that shielding is what likely drew Brainiac to Remnant in the first place.
- Meta Origin: All Remnantians are noted to have a universal meta gene that grants them natural access to the power of the soul, which came to be known as Aura. Due to how finicky souls naturally are, however, the process of bringing this power to the surface led to the development of powers unique to the individual called Semblances.
- Normal Fish in a Tiny Pond: Remnantians are far stronger than the normal denizen of the wider DC Universe, but are above average at best when it comes to the super-community. This was best shown during Brainiac's invasion, where they were essentially slaughtered despite throwing literally everything they had at him.
- Nothing Is the Same Anymore:
- Even if the bottled cities of Remnant are released, nothing will ever go back to the way things were. Millions are dead, their planet has been destroyed, and they are now brutally aware that they are not alone in the universe. Not to mention, whatever new planet they settle on will not have the issue of the Grimm, which their entire society revolved around. Brainiac has changed everything for them, on every scale possible.
- This is partly why RWBY and JNPR decided to Starting a New Life on Earth; there's nothing left for them with their planet gone, and even if they somehow managed to track down Brainiac, they're simply not strong enough to reclaim what's left of their home. All they can do is settle down on Earth, grow stronger, and hope it will be enough when Brainiac comes for their new home.
- Revealing Cover-Up: Whatever veil presumably created by the Brothers that shielded Remnant from the rest of the universe was apparently what ultimately drew Brainiac to the planet.
Ruby Rose — Red Reaper
- The Blacksmith: While all of RWBYJNPR have some knowledge of designing and forging weapons due to it being tradition in Remnant, Ruby by far is the most enthusiastic and talented in it. Most of the data from her scroll that she gave to the Justice League was about forging processes, and the first place she went to in Themyscira was their local blacksmith, even going as far to make a sword there under her supervision.
- When she visits WayneTech and Lucius Fox has an employee show her around, said employee is so impressed by her mechanical knowledge that he begs Lucius to hire her.
- Blade on a Stick: Crescent Rose 2.0 can reconfigure its regular scythe configuration into warscythe and halberd configurations.
- Break the Cutie: Downplayed. The events of the story have not been kind to her by any means, due to seeing her planet destroyed, an alien warlord specifically capturing her for her eye's special properties, and having to face off against several terrifying villains on Earth. Yet, despite it all, she keeps her eternal optimism and serves as a beacon of hope to the rest of her friends.
- Cape Wings: Ruby's cape on her hero suit contains the same glider wing configuration as many of the Bat-Family.
- Fragile Speedster: When compared to the rest of Team RWBY and Team JNPR.
- Friendly Sniper: Ruby's weapon, Crescent Rose, is a Highly Customized Sniper-Scythe (HCSS), and frequently uses the sniper function in battle. She's also one of the perkiest, nicest girls you will ever meet.
- Gun Nut: Ruby is obsessed with weapons, going gaga whenever she sees a new one that catches her interest. None more so than her baby, Crescent Rose, leaving her devastated when it gets destroyed by Trigon. Her interest in weapons also allows her to strike a bond with Vigilante and Jason Todd, aka Red Hood.
- Handguns: After Crescent Rose is destroyed by Trigon, Ruby ends up creating a backup weapon with the help of Jason Todd. It ends up being a pistol based off the ones he uses, only with the ability to fire nets, grenades, and shotgun shells from a built-in adjustable under-barrel and the ability to be reconfigured into a knife. She calls it Rose Thorn.
- The Intern: Ends up getting an internship at WayneTech.
- Magical Eye: As in RWBY proper, Ruby's silver eyes have the ability to destroy Grimm. In addition, should an entity be metaphysically similar to the Grimm, such as Trigon, it works on them as well. It's also revealed that her eyes are connected to a fragment of the Life Equation.
- Shell-Shocked Veteran: After the Fall of Remnant, all of RWBYJNPR is hit with a massive case of PTSD. Ruby, in particular, is affected, frequently having nightmares of Brainiac coming for her.
- Super Speed: Ruby's Semblance, Petal Burst, allows her to traverse her environment at extremely high speeds. However, she's nowhere near as fast as other speedsters, such as the Flash.
- Swiss Army Gun: Crescent Rose 2.0 can use four kinds of ammo, and can change in size to accommodate the different calibers. The largest caliber is 20mm and practically turns it into a BFG.
- Unobtainium: After Trigon destroyed Crescent Rose, she's been making a replacement, with a Nth metal blade.
- Wide-Eyed Idealist: Despite the horrific events that have befallen them, Ruby is still able to look at the bright side of life and keep moving forward.
- Wrecked Weapon: Crescent Rose is destroyed by Trigon during the fight against him. Afterwards, she begins the process of creating an upgraded replacement.
Weiss Schnee — Ivory Mage
- Awesomeness by Analysis: Her ability to analyze information and apply what she's learned to combat is one of her greatest strengths. It's also what allows her to compliment Ruby so well in their partnership. She was even able to discern the true identity of Batman just by learning Dick Grayson's last name and putting together the appropriate timeline of events in just a few seconds after learning it.
- Cultured Badass: Weiss has very high standards for herself and what she participates in. For instance, she knew the fundamentals of Martian philosophy whereas the rest of her team had no idea what it was. She can still kick just as much ass as her teammates, however.
- Cuteness Proximity: Her canon love of dogs shows up when she meets Krypto and Ace, and she loves cute things in general, as shown by her reaction to little kids dressed up for Halloween. This extends to creatures not normally associated with being cute, such as Silkie.
- Draw Aggro: She distracts Mumbo Jumbo by challenging him to a sing-off, knowing he won't ignore the possibility of being upstaged.
- The Intern: Lucius Fox is so impressed with her negotiations for Ruby's internship that he offers her one.
- Riches to Rags: With Remnant's destruction, she's now dirt poor and freeloading off the Justice League. She takes it well, mostly because everything that led to her new status was infinitely worse.
- Unobtainium: Due to Dust, her regular fuel source, no longer working after they arrived on Earth, Weiss has begun utilizing various substances available to her on Earth. They don't work as well with her Aura as Dust, but they manage to get the job done. One of the materials she works with the most is powdered Nth Metal, which comes in handy when dealing with magical foes such as Trigon, and she eventually replaces Myrtenaster's blade with Nth Metal. She also uses chemical compounds based on Firefly's fuel and Mr. Freeze's cryogenic gas.
Blake Belladonna — Nightshade
- Cat Girl: Blake is a cat Faunus, specifically with a pair of cat ears on the top of her head in addition to her normal pair of human ears. She's also noted to have superior night vision than the rest of RWBYJNPR. However, due to Faunus discrimination back on Remnant, Blake is sensitive about her feline features and strives to ensure that she's not solely defined by them. Case in point, when choosing her superhero name she deliberately avoids invoking a feline theme, she is furious when Mumbo transforms her into a panther, and is exceptionally annoyed by Catwoman deliberately drawing attention to her feline features.
- Cat Ninja: Her fighting style, that being of employing hit and run tactics, striking from the shadows, and incapacitating her opponents lead her to be the 'ninja' of the group. She's also a cat Faunus, as mentioned above.
- Reformed Criminal: Prior to joining Beacon, Blake used to be a member of the White Fang terrorist organization, specifically the Vale branch under her mentor/friend, Adam Taurus. Her realizing that their methods of violence to achieve Faunus equality were growing too extreme led her to abandon the White Fang and become a huntress at Beacon Academy.
- Stealth Hi/Bye: Performs one on Commissioner Gordon and Harvey Bullock, like the rest of the Bat-Family.
- Trademark Favorite Food: Fish. Just the sight of a particularly large one in the Themysciran market leaves her drooling.
- Why Did It Have to Be Snakes?: What's worse than a Hunter-trained corgi? An alien dog that can fly and shoot laser beams out of his eyes.
Yang Xiao Long — Golden Dragon
Yang Xiao Long
- Abled in the Adaptation: Because the Fall of Beacon never happened, she never lost her arm.
- Big Sister Instinct: More than anything else, Yang loves her little sister, Ruby. Brainiac kidnapping her put her into such a rage that she immediately launches a rescue operation for Ruby inside Brainiac's ship. Tellingly, her eyes don't stop being red until Ruby is found.
- Blood Knight: Yang loves a challenge and the thrill of the fight. It's one of the reasons why she became a huntress in the first place, wanting to experience a sense of adventure and the ensuing adrenaline rush. However, this is tempered by her genuine desire to help people.
- Boisterous Bruiser: Yang is a very lively, in-your-face person whose primary fighting style revolves around hand-to-hand combat.
- Eye Color Change: Yang's eyes can change color depending on her emotional state. Their normal color is lilac, red when she's angry, and light blue when she's sad.
- Hidden Depths: Yang may be boisterous, but she's also more perceptive that people give her credit for, and she can use it to her advantage. When she was thrown into the pit of thugs in the Iceberg Lounge, she noted that Bane was hanging back and using the brawl to gauge out her fighting style. As such, she refrains from using her kinetic-absorbing Semblance during the brawl, so that when Bane steps into the ring himself, she is able to pull it out as a Secret Weapon.
- Hot-Blooded: Yang's prone to getting angry, which does lead to her getting into trouble.
- It's All My Fault: Blames herself for the death of the Bullhead pilot that flew her and the others into Brainiac's ship, feeling that because she was so focused on getting Ruby to safety she didn't consider his own. Afterward, she resolves to learn how to fly jets herself in order to ensure she never has to put someone into that position again.
- Parental Abandonment: Her mother, Raven Branwen, left her and her father when she was still an infant. This led to Ruby's mother, Summer, filling the void Raven left, only for her to die a few years later. This has led to severe abandonment issues that she hides from others.
- Stealth Hi/Bye: Averted. When she, Batwoman, and Blake are finished talking to Commissioner Gordon and Harvey Bullock after arresting the Penguin and Bane, she alone stays behind while the other two silently disappear. She was bemused about it, more than anything, but felt no need to do it herself.
- Why Did It Have to Be Snakes?: As it turns out, following a traumatic experience as a child involving an Aura-activated cuttlefish attaching itself to her head, Yang is terrified of cuttlefish and any other tentacled creature. She's convinced that they are evil, and nothing will convince her otherwise.
Jaune Arc — White Knight
- Ancestral Weapon: His sword, Crocea Mors, belong to his his family for generations. Shining Knight specifically calls out Crocea Mors for having this quality, describing it as something to be proud of since the other weapons of RWBY and JNPR don't have that.
- Butt-Monkey: His training on Themyscira mostly consists of him getting the crap kicked out of him by the far more skilled Amazons, particularly Artemis. Tellingly, he tells Artemis that since he's so used to it, her beatdowns are nothing special to him.
- Cool Sword: Crocea Mors 2.0 has a multi-elemental function, allowing it to be coated in plasma, emit electricity like a taser, or freeze things.
- Catch and Return: During the fight against a Trigon-possessed Brother Blood, the cult leader throws the broken fragment of Crocea Mors at Jaune. He's able to catch it, then throws it right back into a surprised Blood's gut. Even Jaune was surprised he was able to do that.
- Elemental Weapon: Crocea Mors 2.0 is a multi-elemental sword with plasma blade, electric, and freeze modes.
- Knight in Shining Armor: Out of everyone in team RWBY or team JNPR, Jaune evokes the classical image of a medieval knight, from his full suit of plate armor, his weapon choice (that of a sword and shield), and even his superhero name being the White Knight. To top it off, he got training by Shining Knight, an actual medieval knight.
- Made of Iron: Thanks to his high Aura reserves, he can take more hits than the rest of RWBYJNPR. The only other member that can tank comparable damage is Yang, and that's because her Semblance depends on it.
- Self-Deprecation: Tends to do this to himself, mostly in regards to his fighting ability when compared to his friends. Pyrrha calls him out on this whenever she can, as she feels he's too hard on himself.
- Took a Level in Badass: He gradually grew in skill thanks to his time in Beacon thanks to Pyrrha's tutelage, and has continued that training with others after RWBYJNPR landed on Earth. Just about the only thing stopping him from almost completely closing the gap with the rest of his peers is his lack of a Semblance.
- Unskilled, but Strong: When compared to the rest of RWBYJNPR. Jaune is certainly a capable fighter in his own right, but the others have training for literally years, in some cases their entire lives, to be fighters whereas he's only been seriously training for about a year. However, out of everyone, he has the highest Aura reserves and can take a hit like no one else. He calls this out on himself during the fight against Trigon, with it being the justification he uses to press forward after Raven is freed.
- Wrecked Weapon: Like Ruby's Crescent Rose, Crocea Mors was destroyed in the fight against Trigon. Afterward, he starts to develop a replacement alongside his fellow leader.
Nora Valkyrie — Pink Lightning
- Big Eater: She even gets into eating contests with Flash.
- Drop the Hammer: Nora's weapon, Magnhild, is a giant two-handed warhammer. It can also turn into a Grenade Launcher.
- Energy Absorption: Her Semblance, High Voltage, allows her to absorb electricity to boost her physical strength. To take advantage of this, her costume has built-in batteries that charge themselves by her movements and can also absorb electricity from other sources, giving her a source of electricity whenever she needs it.
- Genki Girl: Nora is an extremely excitable and hyperactive girl, in contrast to Ren's stoic nature. They balance each other out.
- Hidden Depths: Despite her hyperactive appearance, Nora is actually very perceptive when it comes to other's emotions. Case in point, she was able to figure out that Pyrrha actually liked Jaune well before anyone else did. She's also quite knowledgable about projectile physics, which she uses when launching grenades from her weapon.
- Stating the Simple Solution: While Tim, Stephanie and Ren are wondering how best to infiltrate Gothcorp and get a meeting with their CEO, Nora just walks in the front door and asks politely. It works.
Pyrrha Nikos — Crimson Guardian
- The Ace: By far the most skilled combatant among RWBYJNPR, to the point where she ends up getting second place in Themyscira's tournament. She only loses to Artemis, but in the process wins the Amazon's respect.
- Birds of a Feather: Gets along swimmingly with the Amazons of Themyscira.
- Cannot Spit It Out: Pyrrha had a crush on Jaune for months, ever since the start of the second semester, yet was unable to simply tell him how she felt while he pursued Weiss... Until she suddenly could because of Wonder Woman's Lasso of Truth, where she then told Jaune everything regarding how she felt about him. The poor girl couldn't look at Jaune for the rest of the day after that.
- Nice Girl: Pyrrha is extremely kind, courteous, and patient with everyone she meets. This actually proves to be a bit of a problem for her, mostly in regards to her romantic feelings towards Jaune. She was so nice to everybody that her attempts to flirt with him were misinterpreted as her simply being nice, not to mention stepping aside to help Jaune win Weiss over despite the sight hurting her. Played to the extreme when Pyrrha tries to infiltrate a gang as a potential recruit. She overacted severely in an attempt to hide how nice she actually is, and ends up getting kicked out because of it.
- Spared by the Adaptation: Brainiac's appearance prevented Cinder's plans from succeeding, subsequently saving Pyrrha from her canon death at Cinder's hands.
- Throwing Your Shield Always Works: Justified, given Pyrrha's Polarity Semblance. She'll often throw Akoúo̱ at enemies then pull it back using her Semblance.
- Why Did It Have to Be Snakes?: According to Blake, Pyrrha's terrified of spiders. So naturally, when she first sees Fang who literally has a giant spider for a head, she faints on the spot.
Lie Ren — Verdant Lotus
- Bare-Fisted Monk: Ren's primary fighting style, used in conjunction with his dual automatic pistols, Stormflower.
- Berserk Button: Scarecrow unknowingly touched this when his Fear Gas made him look like the Nuckelevee that destroyed Ren's village when he was a child. Subsequently, Ren's anger overrode his fear and allowed him to deliver a No-Holds-Barred Beatdown on the supervillain.
- Childhood Friends: With Nora. Eventually upgrades to...
- Childhood Friend Romance: After using the Lasso of Truth, Nora and Ren admit their mutual feelings towards each other and enter a romantic relationship. In Ren's case, the destruction of Remnant forced him to reevaluate the relationship he had with the most important person in his life and found that he could no longer take her for granted.
- Emotion Suppression: Fitting for Ren's more stoic demeanor, Ren's Semblance is Tranquility, which allows him to suppress the emotions of people, including himself. Showed most effectively during Scarecrow's attack on Gotham, where he used his Semblance to shield himself from the effects of Scarecrow's Fear Gas.
- Official Couple: With Nora Valkyrie.
- Salem, his once-lover and now immortal foe. That being said, Ozpin would much prefer to deal with her then...
- Brainiac. For bottling the cities of Remnant and destroying the planet, killing millions of innocents in the process, Ozpin hates Brainiac more than anything and anyone else in his very long life. This hatred is only reinforced by how he's forced to interact with Brainiac personally to sate his curiosity.
- Can't Kill You, Still Need You: Raven convinced Brainiac to spare his life because of his Resurrective Immortality. Instead, thanks to being the most knowledgeable Remnantian alive, Brainiac frequently takes him out of Vale to interrogate him for whatever queries are plaguing his mind at the time.
- The Chessmaster: Ozpin served as this on Remnant before Brainiac's arrival. He later continues this capacity against Brainiac himself through literal games of chess, pretending to give Brainiac what he wants while in actuality probing the Coluan for information and potential weaknesses.
- Chess Motifs: The literal games of chess Ozpin engaged in against Brainiac is a symbol for his overall defiance against him as well as illustrating the vast difference in power between them. Case in point, Ozpin loses his first game against Brainiac very quickly, showing that Brainiac's power far outstrips Ozpin's own.
- Defiant to the End: Every time Brainiac summoned him, Ozpin was purposely as defiant as possible until the invader threatened someone else to force him to talk, feeling that he owed it to the what remained of Remnant to make life as difficult for their conqueror as he could. The one time Ozpin played along with Brainiac's questions, it was to find out the fates of RWBY and JNPR.
- "Hell, Yes!" Moment: He noticeably has a skip in his step after learning that Teams RWBY and JNPR are alive and managed to escape Brainiac.
- Manly Tears: In the first chapter, he has to drive back tears while asking Ironwood to give up and stop throwing more lives away trying to stop Brainiac. It's obvious that he would also like to keep fighting, but has long since realized that it would do no good.
- Spared By Adaptation: His current form was spared since Cinder's plans never came to fruition. As Raven dissuaded Brainiac from killing him, he's currently still Professor Ozpin, Headmaster of Beacon, rather than sharing a body with Oscar Pines.
- Number Two: To Ozpin, helping him keep together what's left of Vale and acting as a liaison for him between the various factions in the city.
- Took a Level in Kindness: Brainiac's invasion and the aftermath has caused her to let up on being a Stern Teacher, allowing her to express her emotions and compassion more. Notably, when Ozpin reveals that Teams RWBY and JNPR are alive and managed to escape Brainiac, she expresses relief at their survival and worry for them, knowing they are stranded on a foreign world with no support system.
General James Ironwood
- The Alcoholic: Much like a growing portion of Vale, he's turned to drink to cope with everything that's happened.
- Beard of Sorrow: More of a five-o'clock shadow, but James' facial hair has grown considerably more unkempt post-bottling. This is a symptom of both Vale's lack of resources, causing personal hygiene to fall by the wayside and his general depression over being unable to stop Brainiac.
- Fling a Light into the Future: He unintentionally did this when he went with Ozpin's plan to use RWBYJNPR as a strike team to take down Brainiac. While they ultimately failed to beat Brainiac and stop Remnant's destruction, they did manage to escape and land on Earth, where they can grow stronger and prepare for Brainiac's eventual invasion there, giving them another opportunity to save the bottled Remnantian cities.
- It's All My Fault: He blames himself for the fall of Vale and his inability to stop Brainiac's invasion. Ozpin feels he's being too hard on himself because Ironwood had done everything he could; Brainiac was simply too strong for them.
- My Greatest Failure:
- He regards his inability to stop Brainiac from bottling Vale as this. It didn't help that he was too far away to save his home Atlas from Brainiac, and because of that part of him viewed Vale as his last chance to save anything.
- It's implied he also felt that way about sending in RWBYJNPR to Brainiac's mother ship in last-ditch effort to defeat the Coluan. Not because they failed, but because they were children and he all but sent them to their deaths. Thus, he's equally relieved as everyone else to hear they're alive and equally worried about Brainiac going after them again.
- Salt the Earth: Was prepared to destroy half the city of Vale in a desperate scorched-earth tactic called Plan G using their remaining munitions just to delay Brainiac further. Ozpin manages to convince him to instead re-appropriate that ordinance to help RWBYJNPR break into Brainiac's ship and rescue Ruby.
Taiyang Xiao Long
Taiyang Xiao Long
- The Alcoholic: Even worse than Qrow, who still talks with people and shows emotions.
- Despair Event Horizon: Losing Yang and Ruby has pushed him over this, causing him to almost completely shut down, not even talking anymore. All he does is drink with Qrow, and glare at people who annoy him. He breaks out of it after learning his daughters are alive.
- Living Emotional Crutch: Ruby and Yang. After Raven left him and Summer died, his daughters and Qrow were all Taiyang had left. Their loss shattered him, to the point that it's obvious that Qrow is the only thing stopping him from going completely over the edge. Notably, he snaps out of his funk when he finds out that they're alive.
- Papa Wolf: Attacked Ironwood when it appeared that the general was willing to leave Ruby to die at the hands of Brainiac. Notable for the fact that he had both arms in casts at the time.
The Justice League
- Composite Character: Their Consummate Professional take on superheroism comes from the DCAU incarnation, while their close association with other teams (specifically, those made up of younger superheroes) and scouting of their members for potential recruitment come from the Young Justice version. The Original Seven also matches that of the DCAU incarnation, though with Barry Allen as the Flash instead of Wally West.
- Super Team: The Superhero Team. While there are other teams running around (most prominently the (Teen) Titans), they are the most famous, most extensive, and most powerful.
Clark Kent | Kal-El
- Big Good: Of Earth's heroes, many of whom became heroes after following his example.
- The Cape: The Trope Codifier. Superman is the superhero for many people, an ideal of hope that many strive towards. He's open, kind, humble, and friendly to everyone he meets. In particular, it's he that manages to finally bring RWBYJNPR out of their depression after they first arrive on Earth, and all of them look up to the Man of Steel tremendously.
- Commonality Connection: Both Superman and RWBYJNPR lost their home planets. The only difference being that Superman lost Krypton when he was an infant due to his people destabilizing their planet's core, whereas RWBYJNPR lost Remnant due to Brainiac's invasion.
- Composite Character: His backstory seems to be based on his DCEU counterpart, while his general personality and relationship with Lois borrows from both the comics and the DCAU.
- Cooldown Hug: Gives one to Ruby when he gets in the infirmary after they've woken up, letting her cry on his shoulder. Ruby later returns the favor in the Fortress of Solitude after he explains Krypton's fate.
- Flying Brick: Superman is, by far, the strongest individual on the Justice League. Not to mention the strongest person anyone on Team RWBY or Team JNPR has ever met. They specifically call out how varied his power set is.
- Hope Bringer: He inspires awe and hope as one of Earth's greatest protectors, so much that Ruby even envisions him as the embodiment of hope within her mind.
- The Joyof First Flight: A variant; Superman decides to bring Teams RWBY and JNPR down to his parents' farm where he takes each of them flying, letting them enjoy the world from his perspective. They spend five hours flying.
- Last of His Kind: As far as Superman knows, he's the last Kryptonian in the universe after Krypton was destroyed. Luckily, he's been both literally and figuratively collected by humanity and has grown to be their greatest champion.
- Amicable Exes: Used to be in a relationship with Lois Lane, during which time she found out he was Batman. They've since broken up, but remain good friends, if a little awkward at times.
- Betty and Veronica: The Archie to Wonder Woman's Betty and Catwoman's Veronica.
- Badass Normal: Batman has no powers of his own, yet is still able to fight side-by-side with the likes of Superman, Wonder Woman, the Flash, Green Lantern, and Hawkgirl on even footing.
- Chick Magnet: He's got an on-and-off relationship with Catwoman, has UST with Wonder Woman, and had a child with Talia al Ghul — and those are his three major love interests. He's also got countless women thirsting after his civilian identity. He even dated Lois Lane for a time.
- Comically Serious: Batman is a very dry individual, which comes across as funny in the right situation.
- Commonality Connection: He's able to better connect with RWBYJNPR due to similar circumstances of losing everything they knew in the blink of an eye. For him, it was the loss of his family; for them, the loss of Remnant. He has a further connection with Ren, as both lost their parents to a single tragedy when they were young, both have a logical mindset, a stoic demeanor, and are skilled martial artists. This eventually extends to the point that he's offered them permanent residence with him in Gotham, an offer they take up gratefully.
- Composite Character: Much like Diana, he borrows traits from Batmen of different continuities. His softer approach and more outwardly fatherly relationship with his charges come from Young Justice, and his mutual attraction with Wonder Woman comes from the DCAU.
- The Corruptible: Batman is terrified of the possibility he could be this. More than once, it's been implied that he wishes he could cross the line and be lethal like Damian or Jason, or even RWBYJNPR (who aren't above killing if they truly deem it necessary). But he can't, because he fears that if he does, he'll never stop.
- The Cowl: The Trope Codifier. Batman, in contrast, to other heroes, sticks to the shadows, fights dirty, mostly works at night, and uses stealth to his advantage. Yet, it cannot be denied that Batman is genuinely one of the most heroic individuals on Earth, and someone that RWBYJNPR looks up to tremendously.
- Crazy-Prepared: Batman is noted to have contingencies and plans for many of the villains he comes across. He's even created countermeasures to take down mind-controlled or gone rogue members of RWBYJNPR, and it's implied he has similar contingencies for the rest of the superhero community by Nightwing.
- Dating Catwoman: Is in an on-and-off relationship with Selina Kyle. When RWBYJNPR finds out, their reactions range from amusement to disbelief to disapproval. All the pitfalls that come with this trope are also lampshaded.
- Double Standard: Rape, Female on Male: Subverted. Unlike in the comics, what Talia did to Bruce was not downplayed in the least, and while he doesn't hate her for it (most likely because he got Damian out of the deal) it killed whatever hopes they had for a relationship for good. Damian himself didn't take it well when he found out how exactly he was conceived, and promptly disowned his mother in turn.
- Love Triangle:
- Used to be in one with Selina Kyle and Talia al Ghul. That promptly ended after he met Damian and learned his sole biological child was a Child Of Rape, the offender being Talia.
- Is now in one with Selina Kyle and Diana Prince. While his family has learned to tolerate Selina, it's obvious that all of them, even Damian, would prefer he'd be with someone that isn't a criminal, and Diana more than fits the bill. It's implied that Bruce would also prefer something a little more stable than what Selina and he have, but refuses to pursue it with Diana for the reasons detailed in Office Romance below.
- The Mentor: He served as this to the various members of the Bat-Family and is now serving as this to RWBYJNPR. He's already drawn up plans for their training and ways to further improve whatever strengths they have and mitigate their weaknesses.
- Not So Stoic: He's visibly surprised to find out Crescent Rose Mark 2 can fire 20mm rounds.
- Office Romance: Defied. When Pyrrha asks for advice on her date with Jaune, he specifically tells her not to date him, explaining how it could screw up team dynamics if the relationship ended badly (such as one of them dying). This is presumably why he's continued his relationship with Selina instead of pursuing something more stable with Diana, especially since Diana, as a demigoddess, will almost certainly outlive him.
- Secret Keeper: He's apparently the only one who knows that Lois knows that Superman and Clark Kent are one and the same.
- Stealth Hi/Bye: Batman is fond of performing these, to the point where Commissioner Gordon and Harvey Bullock have grown reluctantly used to it.
- The Tagalong: J'onn reveals that Batman is the only founder he didn't call out to. He just followed Superman.
- Thou Shall Not Kill: Batman has a strict rule that he will not kill anyone. However, this rule extends only to himself. He's willing to accept other heroes killing in self-defense or the defense of others, such as when Jason killed one of Scarecrow's goons attempting to execute a mother and her child. This is notably laxer than he usually takes the rule in some other adaptations. He also accepts killing non-sentients like the Grimm, or villains that simply can't be stopped any other way, like Doomsday or Solomon Grundy.
Diana Prince | Diana of Themyscira
- Amazonian Beauty: Acknowledged. Diana is noted to be one of, if not the most beautiful women in the world. She's also Princess of the Amazons, making her the Amazonian Beauty. It got to the point where all of RWBY and JNPR declare that Diana is the most beautiful person they'd ever met.
- Betty and Veronica: The Betty to Bruce's Archie against Selina's Veronica. She was originally the Third-Option Love Interest in his Love Triangle with Selina and Talia, until Damian came along.
- Composite Character: She has the origin story of her DCEU counterpart, while her mutual attraction with Batman comes from the DCAU.
- Decomposite Character: With her sister, Donna Troy / Wonder Girl. Donna's origin story is notoriously convoluted due to numerous Retcons made in the comics. The authors of this story solved this by giving Diana her New 52/DCEU origin (demigoddess daughter of Zeus and Queen Hippolyta) and Donna Diana's original origin story (molded from clay by Hippolyta and given life by the gods).
- Even the Girls Want Her: All of RWBY and JNPR are attracted to Diana, even Weiss and Nora, who Blake honestly believes are straight. Diana is actually flattered by this.
- Flying Brick: To a lesser degree than Superman, but Diana is a powerhouse. She can fly, has superstrength, has hundreds of years of combat training and experience, and with her shield and gauntlets, she's pretty much bulletproof.
- Royals Who Actually Do Something: Diana left Paradise Island in the first place specifically to try and stop the First World War from spiraling out of control. Except for a few periods afterward, she hasn't stopped trying to make the world a better place since. Now she's one of the main leaders of the Justice League itself, alongside the other League Founders.
- Third-Option Love Interest: She was originally this to Batman while he was torn between Catwoman and Talia al Ghul. Then Damian came along, along with the story of his conception, and suddenly Talia was no longer in the running.
- Unresolved Sexual Tension: With Batman.
- Warrior Princess: Diana is the Princess of Themyscira, yet she kicks just as much ass, if not more, than anyone else.
- Alien Catnip: He has developed an addiction to Choco cookies, so much that the rest of the Justice League has to hold an intervention, and his niece M'gann gets him cookies almost like a drug deal.
- Commonality Connection: Like RWBYJNPR, J'onn lost his race and, arguably, his planet due to alien invaders only to find themselves on Earth.
- Intangibility: J'onn can manipulate his molecular density, allowing him to phase through matter as though it wasn't there.
- Kill It with Fire: As a Martian, J'onn is susceptible to fire due to a psychosomatic pyrophobia. It's his only weakness.
- Last of His Kind: J'onn is the last Green Martian in existence after the White Martians/Imperium invaded ancient Mars and stripped it of life, not including his Imperium/Green Martian hybrid niece, M'gann M'orzz. This allows him to better bond with RWBYJNPR during their Heroic BSoD due to shared experiences. Unlike Superman, who never really knew Krypton on account of being sent to Earth as an infant before its destruction, J'onn was there for the final days of life on Mars, and even after years of living and working on his adopted home of Earth, the loss of his race still haunts him.
- Telepathy: J'onn has vast psychic powers on account of his Martian physiology. This comes in handy during RWBYJNPR's first week in the Watchtower, as it allows him to teach them English quite easily.
- The Mentor: Is apparently currently acting as a mentor to Jessica Cruz.
- Military Superhero: Was a marine sniper prior to joining the Green Lantern Corps. Interestingly, he served in the Darkseid War and even managed to obtain a Medal of Honor while rescuing trapped civilians during the climactic Battle of Metropolis. This is what caught the Corps' attention in the first place.
- Deep Cover Agent: Originally was one, before defecting to protect Earth from her people.
- Defector from Decadence: Was originally sent to Earth as an advanced scout for the Thanagarian Empire prior to their occupation of Earth. She grew to love the planet and its people, and once it was discovered that the Thanagarians planned to destroy Earth to make way for a hyperspace bypass, she defected and joined Earth wholeheartedly.
- Flight: Thanks to the hawk-like wings on her back.
- Unobtanium: Uses an Nth Metal mace in combat.
Bartholomew "Barry" Allen
- Adaptation Dye-Job: Taking after John Wesley Shipp, Grant Gustin, and Ezra Miller, this version of Barry is brunet, not blond.
- Big Eater: On account of his insane metabolism. He needs to eat as much as he can just so his body won't burn itself out.
- Super Speed: The Speedster. The Flash is, quite accurately, referred to as the 'fastest man alive' for a reason. He only got hit during the Grimm outbreak in Metropolis because he got distracted.
- Badass Normal: Unlike his girlfriend Dinah, Oliver has no powers beyond combat training and his skill with the bow.
- Battle Couple: With Black Canary.
- The One Guy: During the infiltration of Bludhaven, he's the only male on the team.
- The Straight and Arrow Path: When surrounded by heroes and villains with super-high-tech gadgets, superpowers, and more guns than you shake a fist at, Green Arrow uses...a bow and arrow. Yet he's still able to kick as much ass.
- Thou Shall Not Kill: While his code isn't as strict as Batman's, Oliver prefers not to kill his enemies if he can avoid it.
Dinah Laurel Lance
- Battle Couple: With Green Arrow.
- Casual Danger Dialogue: She and Oliver discuss dating plans while fighting members of the League of Shadows.
- Generation Xerox: Mentions she inherited her moniker and Canary Cry from her mother.
- Make Me Wanna Shout: Can emit an extremely powerful, high-pitched scream towards her opponents that she dubbed the Canary Cry. She can even shatter glass in mid-air shooting towards her with it.
- The Blank: As always, he wears a special mask that blurs his facial features.
- Bunny-Ears Lawyer: As Batman puts it, Question is, strange to say the least, but his detective skills are comparable to Batman's own.
- Conspiracy Theorist: His many wild theories tend to annoy the other members of the League. According to Hawkgirl, he once went on a rant about how tooth-paste is used to track people by satellite.
- The Friend Nobody Likes: No one in the Justice League feels enthusiastic about teaming up with him.
- Archnemesis Dad: Hates his biological father Darkseid with an undying passion.
- Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Acts rough to everyone he meets, but Orion genuinely cares about everyone and tries to help protect the universe from the forces of evil, such as his father. Tellingly, the League trusts Orion not to notify New Genesis about Ruby's eyes, and he willingly does so out of a desire for Ruby to both be safe and stay in a more nurturing environment (as opposed to be taken to New Genesis solely for her powers to be honed and used as a weapon against Darkseid).
- The Stoic: Has to constantly keep his rage in check, coming off as even more serious than Batman.
- Ancestral Weapon: Not his, specifically, but how he describes Crocea Mors when Jaune was feeling self conscious about it compared to the weapons his friends had. As Justin notes, only Crocea Mors has a heroic legacy passed down from Arc to Arc, which is something to be extremely proud of.
- Badass Normal: Other than longevity and his magical armor, Shining Knight doesn't have powers.
- Master Swordsman: He's extremely capable with his swordplay, to the point where he even trains Jaune for a time while he was up in the Watchtower.
- Odd Friendship: His best friend is Vigilante, an old school cowboy.
Michael Jon Carter
- The Cameo: Only appeared once in the story thus far, where he relieved RWBY and JNPR so that they could go to the restroom. Instead, RWBY and JNPR went down to help in Gotham following Scarecrow's attack. He realizes this well after they've left.
- The Cameo: Has only appeared to help confirm that Ruby's eyes are not magical in nature, which eventually lead to the revelation that they're instead connected to the Life Equation.
- The Cameo: Has only appeared to help confirm that Ruby's eyes are not magical in nature, which eventually lead to the revelation that they're instead connected to the Life Equation.
- Stage Magician: Her dayjob. Tellingly, Zatanna can actually perform real magic, which she uses both as part of her routine and to fight crime.
- The Cavalry: He, Firestorm and Shining Knight arrive right on time to help RWBY, Black Canary and Green Arrow to defeat a Grimm incursion.
- I Love Nuclear Power: His main form of attack is shooting nuclear blasts from his hands.
- Mundane Utility: His radiation absorbing powers allows the other heroes to skip the long process of decontamination.
John Henry Irons
Jason Rusch and Martin Stein
The (Teen) Titans
Richard "Dick" Grayson
- Badass Normal: The only member of the Titans without powers of his own, yet is able to kick just as much ass. Ruby acknowledges this as the real reason why the other Titans follow Nightwing into battle: his tenacity and determination, despite having the odds stacked against him, inspire them in turn.
- Love at First Sight: According to Donna he took one look at Kori and promptly fell in love. It took them years to get together.
- Official Couple: In a relationship with Starfire.
- Properly Paranoid: Much like Batman, he too has contingencies in case his teammates are unwillingly pitted against the team. Unlike Batman, he not only informed his team about these measures but also had them help him devise them. This comes in handy when Raven is possessed by Trigon; the mystical shield that she had him place around the island prevented her from devastating the rest of Jump City.
Donna Troy | Donna of Themyscira
- Action Girl: As with all Amazons.
- Bash Brothers: She and Nightwing joke around and poke at each other, yet respect each other completely.
- Composite Character: As noted below, her backstory in the fic is based on Diana's classic origin. Donna's own comics origin story is in flux so often that it literally has an entire page of Continuity Snarl dedicated entirely to her.
- Decomposite Character: With her sister Diana. Donna's comic origin story is infamously convoluted due to numerous reboots making her original origin story unfeasible. The authors of this story solved that issue by simply giving Donna Diana's classic comic origin story, while Diana got her New 52/DCEU origin story.
- Determinator: Weaponized using her Lasso of Persuasion. With it, she can override anyone with a weaker will than her own into doing what she wants. Nine times out of ten, her will is stronger.
- Fish out of Water: Spent most of her life living among the isolated Amazons. As such, when she ventured out into the world after the Imperium Invasion, intending to follow in her sister's footsteps, she broke a lot of things.
- Older Than They Look: She might be the youngest Amazon in Themyscira, but she's still over 80 years old.
- Pragmatic Adaptation: As noted above, the authors decided to sidestep the complicated problem with Donna's comic origins by simply giving her Diana's original origin. Apparently, the in-universe reason why she was born this way was to spare her Hera's wrath (Diana presumably avoided it because she was conceived to be a weapon).
- Anti Anti Christ: Trigon hoped to use Raven as a vessel to get into Earth so he could conquer it, but instead Raven uses the powers she received from him in its defense.
- Adaptational Name Change: In the comics, Raven's civilian alter ego is named 'Rachel Roth', while her actual name is simply 'Raven'. Here, her real name is 'Raven Roth' and she goes by 'Raven' as her superhero name.
- Aw, Look! They Really Do Love Each Other: Despite all the poking and prodding that she and Beast Boy inflict on each other, the two of them clearly love and care for each other deeply. Exemplified when Beast Boy comforted Raven inside her mind after weeks of stress has been wearing her down, and the two of them even start dating after Trigon is sealed away.
- Cruel Mercy: While part of it was to keep him from becoming a martyr, her healing Blood enough to keep him from dying after Trigon was expelled from his body was mainly so that he could live knowing that he'd failed his master Trigon and that he'd rot in prison while everything that he and his family had built was destroyed.
- Deadpan Snarker: Raven has a tendency to do this, especially towards Beast Boy.
- Demonic Possession: Happens to her after Beast Boy is almost killed by Doctor Light. Luckily, the others are able to free her.
- Emotionless Girl: Enforced. Raven's powers stem directly from her emotions. The stronger they are, the stronger her powers become. However, leaving her powers unchecked has the potential to allow her father to possess her, and so she spends much of her time in meditation to keep them in check.
- Empath: Has the ability to sense emotions. This turns into a liability for her, as she can sense the increasing levels of stress afflicting Jump City during a massive crime wave, causing her to begin losing control of her emotions.
- Half-Human Hybrid: Specifically, a half-demon. Her mother was a human named Arella Roth, and her father was Trigon. Needless to say, her familial lineage has caused her plenty of strife.
- Red Eyes, Take Warning: A telltale sign of her demonic heritage is when Raven's two purple eyes split into four red ones. When Trigon possesses her, this comes into full, terrifying effect.
- Relationship Upgrade: Becomes an Official Couple with Beast Boy after sealing away her father.
- Arm Cannon: Has one built-in, doubles as a sonic cannon and a plasma cannon.
- Big Guy: Serves as this to the rest of the Titans.
- Catchphrase: He tends to say 'Booyah' after a particularly hard-earned victory. Has extended towards the rest of the Titans as well, who'll say it in his stead when he isn't there.
- Cybernetics Eat Your Soul: Averted. Victor is almost ninety-percent cybernetics following his accident, only being saved by his father exposing him to a Mother Box, yet he is extremely boisterous, loud-mouthed, and generally, a fun guy to be around.
- Gadgeteer Genius: Serves as this for the rest of the Titans. He's so good with technology that he designed every that went into Titans Tower, some of which is better than what goes into the Watchtower.
- Heterosexual Life-Partners: He es best friends with Garfield Logan/Beast Boy. The two frequently spend their time together playing video games or goofing off.
- Adaptational Backstory Change: Garfield's backstory here is a composite of his Young Justice and classic comics origins. He came down with Sakutia, and was only kept alive by modified blood transfusions from his mother. A transfusion from Miss Martian cured the disease and gave him shapeshifting powers, but his mother was killed shortly afterward by Quarci soldiers.
- Animorphism: Can turn into any animal in the animal kingdom, so long as he understands how their basic biology works. Some animals are harder to turn into than others, however. Originally, he believed this to be due to a mixture between his Sakutia illness and a transfusion of M'gann's blood meant to cure him, but it later gets revealed that the real reason why Beast Boy can do what he does is that he's connected to the Red.
- Deceased Parents Are the Best: His mother raised him in an animal sanctuary inside Qurac working as a geneticist. After he contracted Sakutia, she spent many years keeping him alive through the use of blood transfusions, and later died in front of him and M'gann while they were trying to flee the Quraci Civil War.
- The Heart: Arguably this to the Titans, or at the very least to Raven herself. When Doctor Light almost kills him, she goes absolutely apeshit afterward, leading to her getting possessed by her father.
- Not Blood Siblings: Is this with his adopted older sister, M'gann M'orzz/Miss Martian. He considers themselves to technically be blood relatives, on account of the blood transfusion she gave to him once his supply ran out, which incidentally led to his powers.
- Official Couple: With Raven after her father is sealed.
- Power Misidentification: After being shot and nearly killed by Doctor Light, Beast Boy encounters an emissary of the Red, who informs him that while the blood transfusion from M'gann and Sakutia did play a part in his gaining his powers, it's far from the whole story, and that he's only begun to tap his full potential, explaining that he could do things like transform into alien animals, split his mind and turn into a swarm of wasps, etc.
Koriand'r | Kori Anders
- Bare Your Midriff: While not stepping over the line into Stripperific, Starfire's outfit does reveal plenty of skin. This is both due to her people's views making her feel comfortable showing off her skin and the practical reasoning of her needing to absorb as much ultraviolet radiation as possible in order for her powers to work.
- Bruiser with a Soft Center: Starfire, with her ability to throw energy blasts from her hands or eyes, fly, and perform incredible feats of strength, is one of the strongest members of the Titans. Yet she's also a complete sweetheart who's described as a bright sun in everyone's life.
- The Chick: Of the Titans, especially when compared to Raven, Donna, and M'gann, the other girls on the team.
- Dark-Skinned Redhead: More of an orange, but Starfire's hair is described as being quite fiery. When she's enraged, it literally catches fire.
- Fanservice Model: Works as one when not on the clock.
- The Glomp: Happily greets both Ruby and Yang this way, going so far as to spin the former around like a doll.
- Green-Skinned Space Babe: Orange skin, but otherwise fits this perfectly.
- Interspecies Romance: With Dick Grayson, a human, while she is a Tamaranean.
- Magic Kiss: Can learn languages by kissing another. However, she does recognize that on Earth, kissing a person without their permission can be a major no-no, so she usually requests their permission unless the situation calls for it. That doesn't necessarily mean that the individual in question understands exactly what they're signing up for, as Weiss can attest to.
- Defector from Decadence: Used to be another mindless drone serving the Imperium, however an encounter with J'onn J'onzz during the invasion of Earth led to his DNA merging with her own. This enabled her mind to break away from the Imperium's hive mind, and she quickly grew disgusted with what they were doing and assisted the Justice League in defeating them. Tellingly, she considers herself to be more of a Martian than an Imperium.
- Distaff Counterpart: To her adopted uncle, J'onn J'onzz/Martian Hunter. Thanks to the merged DNA, she has the same powers as he does, which includes telepathy, shapeshifting, intangibility, flight, Martian Vision, super strength, and super durability. She also shares his weakness to fire.
- My Species Doth Protest Too Much: The only heroic member of the Imperium. Tellingly, she willingly assisted the nascent League in destroying them and doesn't lose too much sleep over the fact that they are gone.
- Not Blood Siblings: The adoptive older sister towards Garfield Logan/Beast Boy. However, due to the blood transfusion that she made with him in order to save Garfield's life, both consider each other to be blood siblings in all but name, and treat each other accordingly.
- Telepathy: Just like her uncle, M'gann can read the thoughts of others and speak with them in turn. She frequently uses this in her role as a child therapist, and even more so when working with RWBYJNPR.
- There Are No Therapists: Averted. In fact, she is the therapist, and when RWBYJNPR were living with the Titans, they frequently had sessions with her to talk about their issues.
- Badass Normal: Like Batman, none of them has powers, but they are the most effective crime-fighters in all of Gotham.
- Dysfunction Junction: The Bat-Family is notoriously one of the most screwed up superhero families in comic book canon. They've all suffered an endless list of traumas that have mentally-unbalanced them to near instability and have caused them to manipulate and screw over not just their enemies, but also their friends and each other multiple times. Some (such as Jason) have even tried to kill off members of the family. While their relations with each other are much better here (mostly due to Bruce being more emotionally available and actually acting like a decent father), there's still clearly a lot of baggage they all need to work through.
- Super Team: While they have the carte blanche to work independently, they also work together frequently whenever necessary.
- Adaptation Relationship Overhaul: In the comics, Damian loved and idolized his mother and didn't reject her until she betrayed him and tried to have him killed. Here, he hates her the moment he learns that he was a Child Of Rape, and his father was the victim.
- Annoying Younger Sibling: He tends to get on the rest of the Bat-Family's nerves thanks to his difficult attitude. However, they still love and support him, and he does to them too, even if he won't admit it.
- Berserk Button: Threatening his pets. Specifically, after Bat-Cow escapes from her enclosure and wanders into RWBY's room, he threatens to stab a furious Weiss if she even touches Bat-Cow after the bovine tried to eat Weiss' hair.
- Bratty Half-Pint: On the younger side of the Bat-Family, and has quite an attitude. Tellingly, Dick mentions over the phone while he's still in Gotham that Damian is 'still a little shit.'
- Child Of Rape: His mother, Talia al Ghul, drugged Batman and had her way with him. It's one of the reasons why he doesn't like her.
- Dark and Troubled Past: Damian was raised in the League of Shadows, a notorious group of assassins that were responsible for numerous tragedies across human history. He himself acknowledges this, yet also believes that for how horrific the League of Shadows were to him and Cassandra Cain, the results speak for themselves. He's quite proud of himself for managing to make through it all.
- Good Is Not Nice: Along with Jason Todd, Damian is the only member of the Bat-Family willing to employ lethal force, but only if absolutely necessary. Still, should a criminal die on his watch, he won't lose any sleep over it. He even gets into a short debate with his father over the ethics of keeping Scarecrow alive just so he could potentially hurt more people in the future.
- I Have No Son!: Inverted. He disowned his mother after finding out how exactly he was conceived.
- Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Damian is notoriously difficult to get along with, yet he's still a genuinely heroic individual who looks up to his father and wants to honor his legacy. He may have different views on how to best deal with Gotham's criminal underbelly, best illustrated when he subtly advocated that they kill Scarecrow during his attack on Gotham, yet he still wants to keep people safe more than anything else.
- Precocious Crush: He's the youngest of the Batfamily, and several of their interactions imply he has a crush on the slightly older Ruby.
- You Remind Me of X: Ruby mentions he reminds her of Weiss back when they first met. Even Weiss concedes Ruby has a point.
- Adaptational Heroism:
- This version of Jason Todd is more heroic than most versions. While he's still prone to lethal force and has an abrasive personality, he's a full-fledged member of the Bat-Family and genuinely sees Bruce's other wards/proteges as his adoptive siblings, to the point of being protective of them. He also hits it off with the optimistic and energetic Ruby over their love of guns, clearly defining him as a Jerk with a Heart of Gold.
- While he does despise most criminals, he genuinely sympathizes and pities those who were forced into villainy through tragic circumstances, like Two-Face. That's a trait that no other version of Jason has ever had.
- Adaptation Relationship Overhaul: His relationship with the Bat-Family is much better here than it is in the comics. In the comics, he's an explicit Black Sheep and his inclusion with the family is a revolving door. Here he's a fully integrated member who even lives at the Manor again and accepts the others as his family. While there is some tension over his lack of a Thou Shalt Not Kill rule, he's perfectly willing to compromise and when he does kill, it's usually in situations of self-defense and in defense of others.
- Big Brother Instinct: He shields Cass from having to watch Black Mask gun down some thugs while they're undercover with Jaune and Pyrrha.
- Gone Horribly Right: Having grown up on the streets means he, better than anyone, knows how to infiltrate a gang. This means that he, unlike the others, manages to actually pass Black Mask's initiation at one of his recruitment rallies. The others waste no time mocking him for this.
- Gun Nut: He really, really likes guns. So much so that the sheer engineering marvel that is Crescent Rose Mk. II drives him to tears.
- The Infiltration: He infiltrates one of Black Mask's recruitment rallies with Jaune and Pyrrha. Unlike them, he played his part a little too well and actually got past initiation, forcing the rest of his team to intervene and help extract him.
- Jerk with a Heart of Gold: While he can be a real asshole and has no Thou Shalt Not Kill rule like the rest of the Bat-Family, he still genuinely wants to help people.
- Pet the Dog: One of the first signs of how much kinder this version of Jason is when he helps Ruby work through her complicated feelings over Ozpin and how he most likely knew about her Silver-Eye Powers and hid them from her. Through simple prodding and reasoning, he helps her come to the most likely conclusion for Ozpin's reason for doing so — to protect her from whoever wiped out the other Silver-Eyed Warriors.
- Pragmatic Adaptation: In the comics, Jason was revived via Cosmic Retcon due to Infinite Crisis (aka Superboy-Prime's infamous punch to reality), and then regained his memories after being dumped into a Lazarus Pit at the same time as Ra's al Ghul. Due to how convoluted that was, the writers simply stuck with the much simpler and standard Lazarus Pit revival, like his animated movie conterpart.
- Refuse to Rescue the Disliked: While he's not a cold-blooded murderer, he will not save a villain if they're sufficiently vile enough. He was perfectly willing to leave Black Mask to die after he got shot by Two-Face, stunning his teammates with his callousness.
- Sand In My Eyes: Hilariously driven to Manly Tears after Ruby's exhibition of Crescent Rose Mk. II. When called out on it by Steph, he claims this excuse which fools absolutely no one.
Timothy "Tim" Drake
- Properly Paranoid: He's suspicious of most business executives that are connected to criminal investigations. Mostly because those executives tend to be involved in whatever criminality that's being investigated. As Ren and Nora unfortunately learn, he's usually right.
- Battle Couple: With Tim Drake. She even thinks beating up criminals and saving Gotham is a good substitute for a regular date night.
- Combat Clairvoyance: Like in the comics, Cassandra has been trained to read body language so thoroughly, she can easily predict the movements of most opponents.
- The Quiet One: Because of her upbringing, she doesn't speak much unless necessary.
- Silent Snarker: Sure, she doesn't speak much but her body language can be pretty snarky.
Katherine "Kate" Kane
- The Confidant: Serves as this for Bruce, and considers himself a good listener, which Weiss appreciates.
- Parental Substitute: He was Bruce's guardian after he lost his parents, and the rest of the Batfamily sees him as a parental figure too.
- Servile Snarker: Well yeah, he serves dutifully and loyally while occasionally making witty comments.
Green Lantern Corps
- Genius Loci: He's a sentient planet and a member of the Green Lantern Corps.
- The Ghost: Mentioned by John Steward but hasn't appeared yet.
- Heroic BSoD: While it hasn't been mentioned what, exactly, has happened to Jessica, John Stewart does note that she still refuses to come out of her room following her incident.
- New Meat: Noted to be a new trainee of the Green Lantern Corp.
Guardians of the Universe
- The Cameo: Has only appeared to help confirm that Ruby's eyes are not magical in nature, which eventually lead to the revelation that they're instead connected to the Life Equation.
Etrigan the Demon
Zan and Jayna
- Wonder Twin Powers: They are the trope namers and they need to be in physical contact to activate them.
- To RWBYJNPR after he destroyed Remnant. No other villain they've ever encountered, on Earth or otherwise, strikes such a deep hatred and fear in them.
- To Ozpin. Ozpin has spent thousands of years combating Salem and trying to save humanity from her. In two days, Brainiac completely obliterated humanity, destroying their planet and bottling whatever was left for his studies. Needless to say, Ozpin hates Brainiac more than he ever did Salem.
- Big Bad: He's the main villain of the story thus far. After RWBY and JNPR inform the Justice League of what happened to Remnant, the League immediately spread the word to the rest of the world to help prepare for when Brainiac inevitably invades Earth.
- The Collector: Brainiac's collection of captured and shrunken cities, which he houses in impenetrable bottles inside his ship. Tellingly, he refers to them as his 'preservation'.
- Cyborg: He's a Coluan enhanced with innumerable amounts of cybernetic enhancements. To the point where RWBYJNPR doesn't know if he's more machine than not.
- Cybernetics Eat Your Soul: Brainiac has so many cybernetics infused into his body that he's more machine than man. Tellingly, Ozpin can't even tell if he has a soul or not.
- The Dreaded: He's one of the most feared figures in the entire universe. According to the Green Lantern Corps, what he did to Remnant is what he's been doing to other planets for centuries. The few times they've managed to get there in time to fight him off, it was not without great cost.
- Evil Cannot Comprehend Good: Brainiac sees no value in life, only valuing the knowledge he can derive from it. He views efforts by the heroes to value life as a primitive delusion.
- Eviler Than Thou: To Salem and her subordinates. Salem only managed to survive his attempt to capture her due to her immortality. While the fates of the rest of her inner circle are currently unknown, Cinder Fall was captured by Brainiac and is now serving as one of his lab subjects.
- Genius Bruiser: Brainiac is one of the most intelligent beings in the universe, yet is more than able to kick RWBYJNPR's asses all by himself at the same time.
- Lack of Empathy: Brainiac is a being of pure logic with little no room for emotions. In fact, he views emotions as a waste of time, the 'product of an underdeveloped cerebral construct.' He has so little empathy, Ozpin doesn't even know if Brainiac has a soul.
- Mad Scientist: Every horrific act Brainiac does is all in the service of satiating his curiosity.
- Outside-Context Problem: For Remnant. Because the Grimm problem was so dire, Remnantians were completely unprepared to deal with an Alien Invasion, let alone one by one of the most dangerous conquerors in the entire universe. Most of them weren't aware or uncaring of intelligent life beyond their planet, because life on their own planet was difficult enough.
- Planet Looters: What he does to the inhabited planets he comes across. He invades them, bottles the cities, then destroys the planet before moving on to the next. The Green Lantern Corps has noted that he's been doing this for centuries.
- Villains Never Lie: When the rest of Ozpin's inner circle questions the information he got of Brainiac about RWBYJNPR escaping, Ozpin points out Brainiac's logical nature, and that lying about them escaping makes no sense.
- Archnemesis Dad: While not explored much in the story yet, Orion hates his biological father with an undying passion.
- The Dreaded: Quite possibly the most feared entity in the universe. As the embodiment of tyranny, Darkseid is vile by nature, and nobody enjoys the thought of fighting him. They only do so because living under him is infinitely worse.
- Greater-Scope Villain: Like Brainiac, he too is a looming threat to Earth. Even after the Trinity defeated his Alien Invasion in the backstory, they are grimly anticipating the likely possibility of a follow-up invasion.
- Back from the Dead: While he was killed by his sister during WWI, he eventually came back along with the rest of the Greek Pantheon.
- Not Me This Time: He might have been the one who gave Dr. Poison's formula to the Scarecrow, but he admits it wasn't him who opened the gates of Tartarus, being unable to directly affect Themyscira.
- War God: He's the Greek god of war, and he loves conflict.
Trigon "The Terrible"
- Archnemesis Dad: To Raven.
- Apocalypse Cult: The god of one, actually.
- Hoist by Their Own Petard: Trigon infused his energy within Raven's mind using projections of the Grimm in order to break down her mental barriers and possess her. This left him vulnerable to Ruby's Silver-Eyes.
- Made of Magic: Doctor Fate notes that Trigon isn't truly made of matter. Instead, he's a being entirely composed of malevolent energy. It's why Ruby's Silver-Eye Powers are able to cripple him. He's a close approximation of the Grimm.
- Villainous Breakdown: After he gets expelled from Raven's body, Trigon absolutely loses it. He's so enraged, he refuses to even consider a retreat even after Brother Blood advises it, which ultimately leads to his defeat.
Sebastian Blood VII
- Cruel Mercy: After being defeated, rather than killing him, Raven spares him and informs him he will spend the rest of his life in prison, knowing that everything he worked for collapses without being able to do anything about it.
- Didn't See That Coming:
- The Titans having new recruits, specifically Weiss, keeps his plans for Mumbo from going off perfectly.
- Ruby's Silver Eyes affecting Trigon. Even if Blood could have seen her eyes under her mask, he had no idea of what significance they had, so her managing to force Trigon out caught him completely by surprise.
- The Dragon: To Trigon.
- Villainous Legacy: His family has been in service of Trigon for generations, though it's only in recent years that they've entered the limelight.
Alexander "Lex" Luthor
- Arch-Enemy: To Superman.
- Arms Dealer: In addition to selling normal weapons, he's also been manufacturing Grimm and selling them to criminals and warlords.
- Badass Normal: Has no powers of his own, but his intellect, wealth, and resources make him a highly dangerous and persistent foe of the Justice League.
- Bald of Evil: Is bald, and a supervillain.
- Brains Evil, Brawn Good: The Brains to Superman's Brawn.
- Corrupt Corporate Executive: Is CEO of LexCorp, one of the largest and most powerful companies in the world, while also being of the most dangerous supervillains around.
- Karma Houdini: Invoked. He purposefully frames his actions and covers up his actions so well that, despite people trying to bring him down for years, he's still been able to get away Scott-free.
- Villain with Good Publicity: Is one of the most wicked and corrupt men on the planet, yet generally has a stellar reputation outside of the superhero community due to him controlling several forms of media to play up his image and careful manipulations to ensure that nothing he does comes back to haunt him.
- The Dreaded: Despite not having any powers, the Joker is one of the most feared villains around because of his cunning, unpredictability and sheer insanity.
- Evil Laugh: He's introduced giving one of his signature maniacal laughters.
- Joker Immunity: Discussed. As much as the Batfamily would love to have him killed, he always finds a way to escape execution.
- Even Evil Has Standards: He doesn't like Waller's tendency to abandon allies in the middle of a fight.
- The Knights Who Say "Squee!": He's so impressed with Ruby's guns he actually offers her money to make him custom rifles, which she refuses to.
- If I Wanted You Dead...: Says this to Green Arrow to show that, for now, they are on the same side.
- Improbable Aiming Skills: He's probably the best shooter in all of the DCU.
- Pet the Dog: He genuinely comes to like RWBY and their convictions, and feels disgusted Waller forces him to abandon them in the middle of a fight.
- Teeth-Clenched Teamwork: He doesn't like doing Waller's bidding, but has little choice in the matter.
- Villain Respect: He's rather impressed by Ruby's ability as a sharpshooter and gives her some tips to improve.
Dr. Harleen Quinzel
- Catchphrase: Likes saying "Yahtzee!!" when excited.
- Destructive Romance: With the Joker. Her teammates are skeptical she can actually break up with him for good.
- Drop the Hammer: Her signature mallet.
- Genius Ditz: She's certifiably insane, yet remains a very accomplished psychologist, capable of reading people quite easily.
- Shipper on Deck: She at least supports a relationship between Blake and Yang.
George "Digger" Harkness
- Abhorrent Admirer: Neither Yang or Blake enjoy his ogling.
- Battle Boomerang: This is his main weapon of choice.
- Even Evil Has Standards: He admits he only kills while on missions with the Squad, since the Rogues prefer to commit crimes without killing bystanders or the police so the heroes don't take them truly seriously.
- The Friend Nobody Likes: Deadshot certainly doesn't like him, and the rest of the Suicide Squad thinks the same.
- Jerkass: The guy loves being an asshole.
- Pragmatic Villainy: The reason why he refuses to kill when in Keystone or Central? The Flash will get ticked off otherwise, and ticking the Flash off is not a good idea.
- The Brute: Not much for deep thinking, he mainly serves as brawn at the Squad.
- Even Evil Has Standards: Sure, he eats people, but he only does it to those who upset him, unlike Killer Frost who's a psychopath.
- Never Smile at a Crocodile: He's a humanoid crocodile who has killed and even eaten people in the past.
- Smarter Than You Look: He might be brutish and not particularly well educated, but he's smart enough to note betraying RWBY and the Justice League will come back to bite them back later.
- An Ice Person: She can control and create ice, and she can even generate it by simply touching someone. She's none too pleased having to team up with Weiss.
- Green-Eyed Monster: She's not pleased by Weiss's ability to unleash ice effects with her glyphs.
- Touch of Death: By absorbing heat through touch, she generates ice and kills others.
- The Dragon: Serves as this for his nephew Darkseid.
- "Well Done, Son!" Guy: As always, Kalibak wants nothing more than earn the approval of his father Darkseid. When Kalibak was beaten several years prior to the Darkseid war by Superman, the God of Tyranny preferred to punish his son for his failure than continue his assault on Earth.
- Evil Old Folks: She's one of the older New Gods, and don't let the name fool you, she's anything but nice.
League of Shadows
Ra's al Ghul
Talia al Ghul
- Adaptation Relationship Overhaul: In the comicbooks, her son Damian feels noticeably conflicted around her as he's perfectly aware she's not a good person yet still pines after her affection and pride for him. Here, he flat-out hates Talia for what she did to his father.
- Dating Catwoman: Deconstructed. Batman did feel attraction for her until she raped him, which prompted him to drop her like a hot potato.
- Double Standard: Rape, Female on Male: Averted so hard it will give you whiplash. Even her own son cut her off after learning how exactly he was conceived.
- Arrogant Kung-Fu Guy: She's considered the world's greatest martial artist, and she certainly likes to test her skills.
- Badass Normal: She really doesn't have any powers, but perfectly capable of matching Yang.
- Blood Knight: She loves a challenge and looking for worthy opponents.
- Even Evil Has Loved Ones: She's a ruthless assassin and terrorist, yet she still cares about her daughter Cassandra, even if only thanks to her progress as a fighter.
- Even Evil Has Standards: Despises the Grimm, and only works with them because she was directly ordered to.
- Luke, I Am Your Father: Done by proxy when she asks Yang how her daughter fares, letting the girl understand she's Cassandra's mother.
- Worthy Opponent: She comes to see Yang as one, and mentions her desire to fight her once more, this time till the end.
- You Remind Me of X: When she claims leaving Cassandra behind was to teach the girl strength, Yang is reminded of her own mother Raven and immediately sees red.
- Baldness Angst: Gets angry when Jinx calls out his bald head, saying it's a medical condition.
- Even Evil Has Standards: He and his crew might serve as hired guns, but he doesn't like the idea of working for Brother Blood.
- Distinction Without a Difference: When defeated, he asks if he'll be sent to prison, the Titans answer he will go to juvie, which he replies is practically the same thing.
- The Brute: Not very bright and packs the biggest punch of the group.
Dr. Jonathan Crane
- Admiring the Abomination: Expresses fascination for the Grimm, seeing them as a nigh-perfect embodiment of fear.
- Composite Character: He wears the straw hat of his classic counterpart, the mask of the Scarecrow from Injustice 2, the noose of his The New Batman Adventures design, many details come from his Batman: Arkham Series incarnation (the syringe glove he sports, as well as the brown coat and vials of fear toxin around his torso from his Batman: Arkham Knight design), and his background as a former staff member of Arkham evokes his The Dark Knight Trilogy version. His design even included the hook attached to a chain wrapped around his torso like the underused concept art for The Batman.
- Nightmare Fetishist: As always, he's obsessed with fear and inflicting fear on others.
- Psycho Psychologist: Once a doctor at Arkham Asylum, after his immoral testing of patients with fear was discovered, he was locked up in the same institution he once worked at.
- Even Evil Has Loved Ones: Her attack on Paradise Island is apparently motivated by a desire to find her sister Medusa's head.
- Eye Scream: Suffers this during her fight with Pyrrha and Wonder Woman.
- Immortality: Unlike their younger sister Medusa, both Stheno and Euryale are immortal. Even after Pyrrha cuts off her head it begins to reattach.
- Public Domain Character: Much like most Wonder Woman villains. Stheno is the eldest of the Gorgons and the older sister of Medusa in Greek Mythology. If there was any copyright on her, it's long since passed its expiration date.
- Control Freak: It's his legal name for a reason. In particular, Control Freak is obsessed with treating his favorite fictional works correctly and according to his vision, and any deviation from said vision often leads to him lashing out.
- Cut Lex Luthor a Check: As Ruby points out to him after their battle, Control Freak could easily sell his reality-warping tech for entertainment purposes so long as he scaled everything down to make sure no one gets hurt. He could even play as the villain in a potential venture. As he's being arrested, it's clear that Control Freak is putting considerable thought into actually doing it.
- Dude, Where's My Respect?: Was one of the first villains the Titans had ever faced and, in his own words, had fought against them countless times. Yet the Titans don't consider him to be one of their archenemies, due to the fact that his motivations are generally quite childish, usually aren't all that dangerous to either them or bystanders (on account of Control Freak not wanting bystanders to actually get hurt), and he's simply not a major threat on the likes of Deathstroke, Trigon, Blackfire, and Brother Blood. Control Freak is actually hurt by this.
- Ultimate Showdown of Ultimate Destiny: During his fight against the Titans after he takes over a movie studio, he brings to life several iconic movie villains and armies to serve as his mooks. He had Nazis, Dinosaurs, the Xenomorph, the Predator, a T-800, Orcs, King Kong, zombies, and the Stay Puft Marshmallow Man from Ghostbusters, among others. The most powerful of them, however, and the only one to give the heroes an actual fight was Darth Vader himself.
- Attention Whore: His biggest weakness is his need for attention, something that Weiss exploits to defeat him.
- Fatal Flaw: Pride, both in the form of his need to be at the center of attention, which Weiss exploits to defeat him by stealing his spotlight as a distraction with her singing, and his refusal to accept help.
- Forced into Evil: Quite literally. Brother Blood gave him a new magic wand that turned him back into a villain in order to cause chaos to be used against the Titans.
- Small Name, Big Ego: Name-dropped regarding his magic act before he found his hat and wand.
- Unwitting Pawn: Blood engineers him getting his wand and hat back as part of a plot to engineer Raven inadvertently triggering his death from a magical overload, thus causing her mental distress and weakening the barriers she'd put up to keep Trigon at bay. If Weiss hadn't been there, it would've probably worked without a hitch, and he barely survived as it was.
- Arch-Enemy: Seen as this for the Titans.
- Consummate Professional: He's very good at keeping to his contracts.
- Even Evil Has Standards: Even he shows unease at giving Brother Blood access to Grimm, warning him not to underestimate them.
- Only in It for the Money: He's a mercenary, so he usually won't go against superheroes unless he's being paid to.
- Arms Dealer: He's the biggest weapon's dealer in all of Gotham.
- Pragmatic Villainy: He doesn't sell dangerous weapons to lunatics like the Scarecrow because he knows those same weapons could be turned against him just as easily.
- You Have Failed Me: Much like Black Mask, the Penguin punishes his subordinates who went against his back and sold weapons to the Scarecrow by feeding them to his shark.
- Malevolent Masked Men: He's called Black Mask for a reason, and he's a brutal gangster and deadly enemy of the Batfamily.
- You Have Failed Me: He can tolerate failure and mistakes. Getting into his group and then betraying him, or proving to be a total idiot like the members of his gang that helped Scarecrow against his orders, having forgotten that Gotham is crawling with shape-shifters and illusionists when an imposter told them to join up with Scarecrow? That's an entirely different story.
- At Least I Admit It: Black Mask considers Two-Face to be the most honest of the rest of the Gotham villains, not pretending that he's something else, like the Penguin's attempts to come off as a member of high society or Joker acting like he's the only one who knows how the world really works.
- Fallen Hero: Used to be Gotham's District Attorney and an ally of Bruce, but now he's a dangerous and unstable gangster.
- Two-Faced: He's the trope codifier for a reason.
The Condiment King
- Humiliation Conga: He lost his job, found his wife was having an affair, and then she left and took their kids with her. Is it any wonder he lost it?
- Ineffectual Sympathetic Villain: After the aforementioned Humiliation Conga, he tried to rob people at a party using bottles of ketchup and mustard. The situation was so sad that the vigilantes that arrested him and the party-goers he tried to rob all felt sorry for him, while the police didn't even bother to charge him with anything.
- An Ice Person: He uses his signature Freeze Gun and needs to be in bellow-zero temperatures or he will die of overheating.
- Roaring Rampage of Revenge: When Daniel Powers kidnapped his wife, intending to unfreeze her to reverse engineer the process he created, Victor launched a brutal assault on Goth Corp to rescue her, killing several guards and freezing Powers to death in the process.
- Tragic Villain: As always, he never wanted to be a supervillain, all he wanted was to find a cure for his wife, but circumstances have made any chance of redemption very unlikely.
- Bitch in Sheep's Clothing: He pretended to be Jor-El's friend, only to reveal himself a blood-thirsty megalomaniac out to get the revenge on the Kryptonian families that felt wronged him.
- Decomposite Character: Zod himself is based on more modern versions like Smallville, Last Son, and Man of Steel. However, his predecessor was a version of the DC Animated Universe version of Jax-Ur, a composite of his own comics counterpart and the earlier power-mad versions of Zod.
- The Ghost: Mentioned but not introduced yet.
- The Ghost: Mentioned but not introduced yet.
- Back for the Dead: In-Universe. According to Beast Boy, he hadn't been seen in months, after he had somehow reformed. Only to show up, almost kill BB, and then gets killed by Raven.
- Hero Killer: Almost killed Beast Boy, but it was enough to break Raven's remaining mental barriers.
- Light Is Not Good: Has a light-absorbing suit, and he's a villain.
- Unwitting Pawn: He was used by Trigon and Brother Blood to harm Raven's mind by almost killing Beast Boy, and once he achieved it, he was promptly killed by a vengeful Raven.
Cyrus Gold | Solomon Grundy
- Complexity Addiction: Ruby, Weiss and Damian all agree he wastes too much time and effort with riddles and puzzles.
- Riddle Me This: His Catchphrase, and he loves riddles more than anything.
- Small Name, Big Ego: As Damian puts it, he loves proclaiming being the smartest one in the room, and whenever something doesn't go his way, he immediately deflates.
- Villainous Breakdown: The moment his riddles and puzzles are solved by Ruby, Damian and Weiss, he breaks down and screams it's not supposed to go this way.
- Stop Being Stereotypical: The Titans tell him he should stop committing crimes themed after 60s U.K. culture.
- The Ghost: Mentioned to have been fought by the Titans, RWBY and JNPR during the crime wave of Jump City, but didn't show up in person.
Kitten Kitty Walker
- Starfish Aliens: It's literally a starfish-like alien.
- Fallen Hero: Once a Lantern who heroically fought during the Darkseid war, now he's rogue and leading his own corps.
- Arch-Enemy: To Ozpin, her once-lover and now immortal foe.
- Big Bad Wannabe:
- There are hints she's still plotting behind the scenes, but compared to the likes of Brainiac and other wide-scale DC threats, she's essentially reduced to this in the scope of the narrative. Even Ozpin has to acknowledge that she's the least of Remnant's problems right now.
- This is brutally and hilariously lampshaded in the How It Should Have Ended Omake based on Chapter 1. In it, Salem is portrayed as a mad, raving Generic Doomsday Villain who is easily captured by Green Lantern and the Flash and dismissed as a threat by the Justice League, right before they toss her into the Phantom Zone for the rest of eternity.
- Normal Fish in a Tiny Pond: Salem was arguably the strongest being on Remnant and had been terrorizing her planet from the shadows for thousands of years. When Brainiac came, the only reason she survived was thanks to her immortality, and she's currently stuck in hiding for fear of becoming another one of his test subjects.
- The Worf Effect: When Brainiac invaded he, predictably, went after Salem. Apparently the battle went so badly for her that Brainiac genuinely thought he killed her; Salem, being immortal, survived but tellingly has been in hiding since then.
- Asshole Victim: Knowing what she was about to do to Beacon, it's hard to feel sorry for Cinder when she's kidnapped and made one of Brainiac's lab rats.
- How the Mighty Have Fallen: The woman who would've brought about the Fall of Beacon and a half-Fall Maiden is now little more than a lab rat for an alien overlord and all but forgotten by what's left of her world.
- Ax-Crazy: With the Fantastic Racism against Faunus all but dead in the wake of Brainiac's invasion and bottling of Remnant, the majority of the White Fang in Vale defected to Beacon. Adam is now using what's left of the branch as his personal gang, attacking humans and Faunus and executing anyone he doesn't like.
- Gang Bangers: What's left of the White Fang's Vale branch has been reduced to this under his command.
- Dirty Coward: Is working under Brainiac, and being too scared of him to even really think about opposing him.
- Amicable Exes: She and Bruce Wayne briefly dated, finding out he's Batman on the way. They remain on good terms, if a bit awkward.
- Awesomeness by Analysis: She deduced that RWBY and JNPR are the people who came through the Boom Tube with relative ease.
- Damsel out of Distress: Villains might try to take her hostage, but she's more than capable of putting a fight if they try.
- Death Glare: Can actually glare Batman into silence when need be.
- Intrepid Reporter: As always, Lois is always there to report major news involving super-heroes alongside her cameraman Jimmy Olsen. She even managed to figure out an illegal chemical dumping scheme by ACE Chemicals before Batman could.
- Official Couple: With Clark Kent/Superman, who works with her at the Daily Planet.
- Secret Secret-Keeper: Knows that Superman is, in actuality, her boyfriend Clark Kent, but Clark himself doesn't know that she figured it out. She wants him to tell her rather than her admit she knows.
- Missing Mom: Much like Jor-El, Lara has been dead for decades.
- Guest-Star Party Member: Helps the Titans deal with the HIVE Five for a night before returning to Central City.
- Official Couple: While only mentioned, she's dating Kid Flash.
- Reformed Criminal: Like in the Teen Titans cartoon, she has defected from HIVE, although she's still not allowed to wander off freely without supervision.
- Betty and Veronica:
- The Veronica to Diana's Betty for Bruce's Archie. Ironically, Bruce considers Selina to be the safer option.
- In the past, she was the (relative) Betty to Talia's Veronica for Bruce's Archie. She technically 'won' that one after Bruce learned Talia raped him and kept their son away from him for ten years, killing all hopes of a relationship between them.
- Character Name Alias: Gives the name Irena Dubrovna when sneaking into the Iceberg Lounge. Irena Dubrovna is the name of one of the main characters of Cat People, specifically being woman cursed to turn into a cat if she ever gets intimate. A cat woman, if you will.
- Classy Cat-Burglar: She always steals with as much class as possible.
- Dating Catwoman: She and Bruce continue to have an on-and-off relationship with each other, much to the entertainment of his wards and mild annoyance for the Batfamily.
- Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Although jerk may be overextending, Selina Kyle is an out and proud thief who's not above using others to get what she wants. She even used Blake, Batwoman, and Yang as a distraction during their infiltration of the Iceberg Lounge in order to steal from the Penguin. But, when Yang was put into a very serious confrontation against Bane and Penguin's goons, she immediately revealed herself to the other two and helped lead them towards Yang in order to save her.
- Love Triangle: Used to be in one with Talia in competition for Bruce. These days Diana has replaced Talia.
- Whip It Good: Carries her signature whip.
James Worthington "Jim" Gordon
Det. Harvey Bullock
- Honest Corporate Executive: He has been leading Wayne Enterprises for years in a beneficial and ethical way, making it the second most successful in the world.
- Nice Guy: He's friendly and quite easy to get along with. Weiss sees him as the opposite of her father Jacques.
- Secret Keeper: Aware of Bruce's secret identity and helps him whenever he's asked.
- Brooding Boy, Gentle Girl: Victor admits her kindness was what made him come from his shell, becoming friends, later lovers and finally spouses.
- Damsel in Distress: Kidnapped by people working for Daniel Powers, leading to her husband to attack GothCorp trying to rescue her, killing several people in the process.
Artemis of Bana-Mighdall
- Ambiguous Situation: It hasn't been elaborated on how her version of the Judas Contract went, what she did and if she redeemed herself, or even if she's still alive.
- Action Pet: He's a superpowered dog and Superman's pet.
- Animal Superheroes: He's a white dog with all the powers of Superman.
- Heroic Dog: Like his owner, Krypto is a loyal and heroic dog who guards Superman's Fortress of Solitude.
- Last of Its Kind: If Superman is the last Kryptonian humanoid, Krypto is the last Kryptonian canine.
Ace the Bat-Hound
- Team Pet: For the Titans.
- Hot God: She's Aphrodite, so of course she practically embodies beauty.
- King Incognito: Ren and Nora don't realize they're talking to an actual goddess while at Themyscira's market.
- Love Goddess: She is the Goddess of love, and like all greek goddesses, very venerated by the Amazons.
- Love Freak: She goes all lovey dovey when it's Valentine's Day, something shared by her son Eros.
- Shipper on Deck: She even identifies herself as a shipper and tries to get the RWBY and JNPR pairings going. She even asks Wonder Woman if she wants help with either Superman or Batman, which she politely refuses.