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    Alfred Pennyworth 
Alfred Pennyworth

  • Ambiguous Situation: Alfred is brought back to life in the prequel comic, but he is not fully in control of his mental facilities anymore. He decides he doesn't want to be a burden to Bruce and he departs from the Wayne Manor in the comic's final issue, making it unclear what will ultimately become of Alfred.
  • Back from the Dead: He is resurrected by Damian using the Lazarus' Pit.
  • Came Back Wrong: Alfred is initially catatonic when brought back to life and seemingly recovers enough of his mental faculties to nearly managing a peace talk between Batman and Ra's. However, its shown that the process didn't go perfectly, since he is bedridden for most of the time and shows memory loss, having forgotten that Dick Grayson died years ago. Alfred lampshades this trope when he says that not all of him returned from the Pit.
  • Morality Pet: To Damian. He brings him back using the Lazarus Pits out of desperation to undo his failure to save him, and is shown spoon-feeding him and looking after him after he Came Back Wrong. He also forces Batman and Damian to stop fighting, and attempts to convince Batman and Ra's to make peace. He may have succeeded had it not been for Blue Beetle's intervention.
  • Parental Substitute: To Bruce Wayne/Batman, as well as his Robin protegees.
  • Posthumous Character: Alfred died in the Injustice universe a little before the events of Injustice: Gods Among Us, and his memory is still treasured by Batman, as one of the many loved ones he failed with.
  • Retcon: According to the original Injustice comic, Alfred was murdered by Mr. Zsazs, but due to Injustice 2, re-establishing the latter's death taking place before he managed to kill Alfred, the circumstances of his death are way different.

    Amanda Waller 

  • Asshole Victim: She is the first casualty of the tie-in comic book.
  • Black Boss Lady: To the Suicide Squad.
  • This Is Unforgivable!: She is the one to tell Harley Quinn that the US government doesn't share Batman's magnanimity towards her for her past crimes.


A robot created by Professor Ivo as a weapon of mass destruction for Ra's al Ghul.

  • Adaptational Ugliness: While in the original comics he was never particularly noted for being pleasing to look at, he has an even more terrifying appearance with a metallic skeleton for a face. Justified, since Ivo tried to give him a skin covering, but Ra's rushed him to deploy the robot as soon as possible and didn't care for any aesthetic details.
  • Bad Guys Do the Dirty Work: AMAZO saves Batman's life from Zod and kills him, unwittingly avenging Tim Drake's death.
  • The Brute: To Ra's al Ghul. He is easily the most powerful being at his disposal and his trump card, but due to being a robot with no personality of his own used only to destroy, he fits this role rather than The Dragon (filled by Talia and the fake Batman).
  • Evil Is Not a Toy: Grodd's objection to using him runs on this, concerned that with no direct way to control him AMAZO may turn on them. Defied by Ra's, who saw the possibility of Ivo turning the robot on him coming from a mile away and had it programmed to only respond to commands from his voice.
  • Eye Beams: He has Kryptonian-like heat vision that can vaporize humans in seconds.
  • The Juggernaut: He is so unstoppable that he can survive being hit with a nuclear arrow in the face. Even Batman is unsure he can be stopped with all heroes at his disposal.
  • Kick the Son of a Bitch: While his innocent bodycount certainly tops those that really deserve it, a few notable moments exist.
    • Snapping someone's neck so hard they end up decapitated is a horrible way to die... but no so much when its General Zod, who had just murdered Red Robin For the Evulz.
    • He winds up forcibly implanting a telepathic-blocking device on Grodd that stops him from using his mind powers.
  • Kill All Humans: He is programmed to slaughter humans by Ra's and he intends to use him to destroy humanity.
  • Never Hurt an Innocent: Zig-Zagged. His programming is such that no human, innocent or guilty, is safe from his wrath; plants and animals, however, have nothing to fear from him.
  • Person of Mass Destruction: He is very effective in this capacity. In just a couple of moments, he can reduce the population of a town with 3,000 people in it to zero. That said, he is programmed only to harm humans, not the plants and animals around them. When he is unleashed on Delhi, he massacres 20,000 people in just under five minutes.
  • The Quiet One: Turns out AMAZO is capable of speech, but he is very reticent.
  • Skull for a Head: His metallic skeleton is exposed due to Ivo not finishing his skin covers.
  • Would Hurt a Child: Not even children are spared by his programming.

    Animal Man 
Bernhard "Benny" Baker/Animal Man

  • Adaptational Superpower Change: In the mainstream comics, Animal Man could "only" borrow powers from any animal, and he still can, but in the Injustice verse, he is also able to shapeshift his body parts into those of animals.
  • Anti-Villain: He is so worried about the environment that he has thrown his lot in with Ra's al Ghul to save it by any means necessary.
  • Despair Event Horizon: He crossed it, or came close, when he found the last White African Rhino, who had had its horn cut off by Evil Poachers and was unable to die and in a lot of pain, and was forced to Mercy Kill it. He took revenge on the poachers, and ended up joining Ra's out of desperation to save the remaining endangered animals of the world.
  • The Empath: He can feel what animals feel, and tells Damian of the worry and loneliness he felt in the animals in Ra's' sanctuary.
  • Every One Has Standards: He ends up turning his back on the League of Assassins and Ra's vision when he starts using Amazo to commit mass genocide
  • Fallen Hero: Rather than joining the Regime, he joined the League of Assassins in this universe. After seeing the last White African Rhino die, he took harsh vengeance on the Evil Poachers who killed it. He then joined Ra's in order to protect Earth's remaining endangered species from the greed of humanity.
  • Heroic Sacrifice: Subverted. He tries to sacrifice himself so that Damian, Vixen and Jason can escape, but is killed before Vixen can grab Damian, resulting in Damian being captured.
  • Mercy Kill: That was his Start of Darkness. He once tried to save a rhino before he was killed by Evil Poachers for sport, but he arrived too late. The rhino had been poached, and he had to kill him to end his suffering. And the rhino, was the very last survivor of his now extinct species. After that, that scene of him brutally taking vengeance on the poachers who caused the extinction of that subspecies was VERY satisfying.

Jackson Hyde/Aqualad

  • Fallen Hero: Aqualad is revealed to have joined the League of Assassins and reveals his true nature by drowning the President to death.
  • Half-Human Hybrid: Aqualad is half-Atlantean and his father is none other than Black Manta.
  • Karma Houdini: By the end of the prequel comic, he is still not held accountable for his terrorist attack Washington due to Ra's refusing to hand him over for trial. He is missing during Grodd's attack so presumably, Aqualad is on the run evading justice.
  • Not So Different: He is half-Atlantean just like his mentor, and also joined a Well-Intentioned Extremist willing to use any means necessary to achieve his goals.
  • Person of Mass Destruction: Aqualad is capable of manipulating water to summon tidal waves such as in his successful assassination of the President of the United States.
  • Redeeming Replacement: He fills Aquaman's role among Batman's allies after the former joined the Regime and returned to Atlantis. Subverted. He's with Ra's al Ghul and the League of Assassins.

    Athanasia al Ghul 
Athanasia al Ghul

Talia's right-hand, first seen during the effort to extract Damian Wayne from prison. Is revealed to be her daughter, also by Batman, and ergo Damian's sister.

  • Ambiguous Situation: When and how she was conceived isn't exactly very clear. She tells Alfred that she's sixteen years old, which includes the time that she was dead, meaning that she is younger than Damian, who is at least eighteen in this setting.
  • Animal Motifs: Downplayed. Talia calls her the "daughter of the Bat" and she has a Bat symbol-like Domino Mask tattooed onto her face.
  • Anti-Villain: Shares her grandfather's vision of devastating the world to save it.
  • Ax-Crazy: Acts such as murdering a puppy just because it annoyed her and threatening to kill her brother for calling her a servant show that Athanasia is clearly not a sane individual.
  • But Not Too Foreign: Similar to Damian's example, she is half-White, half-indeterminate Asian with an oddly Greek name.
  • Cain and Abel: Threatens Damian with a gun just for calling her a servant.
  • Came Back Wrong: What little information we have on her background indicates she died as a child and was resurrected via the Lazarus Pits, only to find she was not fully herself. This may be another thing explaining her behaviour.
  • Canon Foreigner: She has no counterpart in the mainstream comics.
  • Despair Event Horizon: Above all else, she wants her grandfather's approval. When he turns his back on her for killing Professor Ivo, she loses any direction in life and decides to go after Batman personally, having only her Oedipal hatred to motivate her now.
  • Establishing Character Moment: Brutally guns down the prison guards who try to stop the League's plan to extract her brother from prison, then pulls a gun on Damian when he tells Talia to rein her in and calls her a servant.
  • Foil: She's basically Damian with none of the restraint, compassion or interest in non-lethal takedowns. And while he maintains his original weapons, she uses guns. More broadly, she is what he could have been if he'd stayed loyal to the League of Assassins.
  • Guns Akimbo: Uses a pair of pistols as her main weapons.
  • Hair-Trigger Temper: It takes very little to set her off.
  • Kick the Dog: Literally. She murders Ace, a puppy, for whining too much.
  • Meaningful Name: Athanasia is Greek for "she who is immortal".
  • Never My Fault: After the Kick the Dog moment above, she subsequently blames Bruce for "making" her do it.
  • Mysterious Past: No light has been shed on how she was conceived or how she was trained by the League. Even with some hints, we are left with many unanswered questions.
  • Oedipus Complex: Has it even worse than Damian. She's fiercely loyal to her mother and grandfather, and intensely resents her father. During the punch-up in #23, she slugs Batman in the face while telling him she's longed for the opportunity to do so more than anything. After falling out with her grandfather, the only thing she cares about is hurting and killing Batman.
  • Remember the New Guy?: Bruce Wayne's previously unknown daughter. You'd think a character like that would have repercussions on the series as a whole, but the Injustice 2 comic is the only source of fiction that she appears in and she's never mentioned anywhere else. She's still alive and in prison as of the final issue of the series as well, making it even more jarring.
  • Strong Family Resemblance: She looks very much like Damian.
  • Upbringing Makes the Hero: Presumably due to not having spent any time with Batman like Damian did, she is far less questioning of Ra's' agenda and doesn't have either the training or the interest to take down her enemies without killing them (by contrast, Damian could think of at least seven ways).
  • "Well Done, Son!" Guy: She seems desperate for her grandfather's approval — something else that sets her apart from Damian. Such that she is unable to deal with his rejection rationally.

    The Atom I 
Ray Palmer/The Atom I

Physics prodigy, superhero, and mentor to Ryan Choi. Ray Palmer was the original Atom, and has mysteriously disappeared.

  • Ambiguous Situation: He went missing inside AMAZO, but whether or not he's dead or alive is unclear.
  • An Arm and a Leg: AMAZO's antibodies cut his leg when he attempted to escape from inside him.
  • The Mentor: To Ryan Choi, the second Atom who has taken his place after his disappearance.
  • Science Hero: He's the Science Hero of the DCU, being a physics prodigy who utilized subatomic particles to become a shrinking superhero.

    Bibbo Bibbowski 
Bibbo Bibbowski

  • The Bartender: He owns and runs the Ace o' Clubs bar, one of the playable areas in the Metropolis arena. Bibbo can be seen behind the bar serving customers in the background.
  • Mythology Gag: The Ace o' Clubs bar itself is decorated with nods to Bibbo's boxing career and other events from Superman comics.
  • Uncertain Doom: With the digitization of Metropolis, his fate is extremely ambiguous in the Absolute Justice ending.


A mysterious man in a Batsuit who forcibly recruits the Suicide Squad and leads them in an assault on the prison containing Superman's allies.


Komand'r, the elder sister of Starfire.

  • Assist Character: Some Multiverse missions will have Blackfire as Starfire's backup, such as the "Titans Go" Earth in which she aids her in defeating Damian Wayne and the League of Assassins.
  • Evil Counterpart: She would be an Evil Twin, except for the fact she's older.
  • Godzilla Threshold: The only reason Starfire would ever enlist her aid.
  • Palette Swap: Her bolts are purple-black instead of green.

    Connor Queen 
Connor Queen

The son of Oliver Queen and Dinah Lance.

  • Continuity Snarl: Conner is portrayed as a distressed three-year old in Black Canary's ending in the game. In the comic, he's significantly older than that, having enough coordination to utilize a toy bow and arrow with great precision and later standing up for Harley and Wildcat against "Batman".
  • It Only Works Once: This seems to be how his scream works. At least, it only gets used at times when his life is in imminent danger, be it from "Batman" or Brainiac's Mecha-Mooks.
  • Lamarck Was Right: He has his Dad's talent for archery and his Mom's Sonic Scream Up to Eleven.
  • Talk to the Fist: His response to "Batman"'s Hannibal Lecture: a sonic scream that blasts him back and smashes into a stone wall.
  • Superpowerful Genetics: As shown in Black Canary's Arcade ending and issue #20 of the comic book, Connor's sonic scream is far more powerful than his mother's — and he's not even a preteen yet.


A housecat turned Red Lantern following his owners' deaths during AMAZO's mass murder of a remote city, he was taken up by Atrocitus as his pet.

  • Adaptation Origin Connection: He was owned by a single woman who was killed by random robbers when they broke into her home in the original DC Comics. In the Injustice universe, he was owned by a family of parents and a child who were victims of AMAZO's.
  • Assist Character: Serves as this to Atrocitus, since he can be summoned during combat and in special moves.
  • Bloody Murder: Like other Red Lanterns. One of his special moves ends with him vomiting plasma blood on the opponent.
  • Cats Are Mean: Not that he can't be blamed after what happened to him.
  • Pet the Dog: The only character that Atrocitus seems to show kindness to.
  • Right-Hand Cat: To his master. Do not mock him around Atrocitus.
  • Undying Loyalty: To Atrocitus. He also had this for his human family, since he pretty much tried to attack AMAZO to defend them though to no avail.

    General Zod 
General Dru-Zod

Once a pre-eminent figure in the Kryptonian military, Zod's attempts to take over Krypton got him and his followers sent to the Phantom Zone. A long-time enemy of Superman, Zod has escaped from the Phantom Zone multiple times to menace Earth and try to terraform it into a new Krypton.

  • Arch-Enemy: It's heavily implied that apart from Darkseid he is Superman's only Arch-Enemy from the comics whom Supes has fought prior to the events of the game, what with Brainiac only making his first arrival now and Lex Luthor having not been evil in the Injustice universe. However, it's implied their interactions would be less antagonistic now that Superman is closer to Zod in personality.
  • Asshole Victim: Given that he murdered Red Robin in cold blood, nobody feels bad about AMAZO snapping his neck.
  • Bald of Evil: In the game.
  • Beard of Evil: He has a bearded face, and is an would-be Evil Overlord.
  • Brought to You by the Letter "S": Z actually, but this is very much the case in the comics.
  • The Cameo: Often mentioned by name to Superman by Supergirl when she's trying to use the Kirk Summation. In Sub-Zero's ending, he and Superman escape the Phantom Zone with Zod's cronies and are fought by Batman's Justice League.
  • Demoted to Extra: Originally a playable character in the first game, he doesn't appear in the second game but is frequently mentioned in-game. He makes a surprise appearance in Sub-Zero's Ladder ending, but other than that he only shows up in the prequel comic.
  • Depending on the Artist: In the comics he is drawn as a far departure from his appearance in the first game, with a tattered black suit and a Z-shield on his chest. His appearance in the game is far more in line with his portrayal in the first game.
  • Evil Counterpart: Usually he'd be this for Superman, but in this continuity, they are Not So Different.
  • Good Scars, Evil Scars: Has one big slash in the right side of his face.
  • Hero Killer: Murders the third Robin Tim Drake upon exiting the Phantom Zone.
  • Movie Superheroes Wear Black: In the comics by way of Evil Wears Black, and a departure from his portrayal as DLC in the first game where his colours were a mix of purples and some light blue.
  • Mythology Gag: His death in the comic is a even more gruesome version to Man of Steel where not only he gets neck snapped by AMAZO, but also decapitated too.
  • Not So Different: To Superman. Both are Kryptonians that operate as an Evil Overlord, and Kara actually compares her cousin to Zod, only for him to pretty much admit it himself. Superman's taking over Earth to rid it of crime and corruption, among other things, is similar to Zod trying to save Krypton from destruction by up-ending the idiots on the Science Council, while Zod's contempt towards humans isn't much worse than Superman's condescending view of them. In the comic, he somewhat resembles Superman physically as well, with a beard and long-hair to further hammer the similarities.
  • Predecessor Villain: Zod was a tyrant on Krypton the same way that Superman was on Earth.

    Jonathan and Martha Kent 
Jonathan and Martha Kent
  • Adult Fear: They lose their son, their daughter-in-law and unborn grandchild.
  • The Exile: They currently live in the Fortress of Solitude since their farm was burned down in Smallville.
  • Good Parents: Played for drama. They tried their best to raise Kal-El right, but when he turned into a Evil Overlord, they became victims to the consequences of his actions, such as being vilified by the public for finding and raising him in the first place.
  • Misplaced Retribution: While they had absolutely nothing to do with their son's descent into evil, they were vilified for having raised a would-be world conqueror like so many innocent relatives to infamous criminals that suffered public scrutiny due to their association.
  • My Greatest Failure: Superman turning evil is considered their's.
  • This Is Unforgivable!: They had not forgotten that Harley Quinn was an accomplice to their daughter-in-law Lois Lane's murder as well as their unborn grandchild, which led to their son becoming evil. Even after she reformed and joined Batman, they forbid entrance to their home since she is not welcome there.
  • What the Hell, Hero?: Jonathan calls out Batman for not comforting Superman after Lois' death.

    King Solovar 
King Solovar

The original ruler of Gorilla City. Gorilla Grodd killed him to take the title for himself.

  • Adapted Out: Subverted. The Story Mode makes no mention of him or what happened before Grodd took power in Gorilla City, which can give the impression that he never existed in the first place, but several of Grodd's pre-battle intros show that he did, and simply died before the start of the game.
  • Adaptational Villainy: In the main universe he is usually portrayed as a Reasonable Authority Figure and ally of the Flash. In the prequel comics, however, he is part of a Big Bad Duumvirate with Ra's al Ghul and allied with Gorilla Grodd.
  • Asshole Victim: Given his Adaptational Villainy and how he played a role in the genocide of a small town, his death in the comic isn't entirely undeserved.
  • Boom, Headshot!: Grodd manipulates Deadshoot into executing Solovar this way.
  • Doomed by Canon: His death is inevitable, given Grodd killed him in the game's backstory. And he does bite it during the prequel comic's last chapter.
  • Evil Albino: He has white fur like in the comics, but is a bad guy here.
  • Lack of Empathy: He flat out tells "Batman" that lots of innocents will die thanks to their plans and the world will be better off for it, so it's too late for him to develop a conscience.
  • Not So Different: His personality and Grodd's are much closer in this continuity than the main one.
  • Posthumous Character: In the game, having died at the hands of Grodd.
  • Psychic Powers: Much like Grodd, he has them, and his are even more powerful.

An Ultrom criminal turned intergalactical despot of Dimension X and the arch-enemy of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. He is responsible for stranding the brothers in the Injustice Earth.
  • Arch-Enemy: Whereas Shredder tends to be their most powerful enemy, he serves as The Dragon to Kraang in this continuity.
  • The Cameo: He only appears on the Ninja Turtles' ending.
  • Evil Overlord: To Dimension X and he is in the process of invading the turtles' Earth and conquer it.
  • Nice Job Fixing It, Villain!: In the Ninja Turtles' Arcade Ending, its revealed that he tried trapping them on Dimension X, but inadvertadly sent them to Injustice Earth, which not only is filled with powerful heroes but also helped return them to their own Earth and more powerful than before.
  • Not So Different: The brothers note that Brainiac is a Galactic Conqueror just like Kraang in their character ending.

    The Lords of Order 
The Lords of Order

The Lords of Order are a group of supernatural beings who have dedicated themselves to represent the force of Order in the universe. The most prominent Lord of Order (from the perspective of the planet Earth) is Nabu, who empowered and occasionally possessed various humans through the Helmet of Nabu and acted as Doctor Fate. In the Injustice-verse, they actively back Brainiac's invasion, as they think humans are only capable of causing chaos.

  • Above Good and Evil: While it may seem that they're this, this is subverted in Raiden's arcade ending, as they are actively orchestrating an Armageddon to "correct" the Multiverse and restore order.
  • Adaptational Villainy: They're usually neutral beings in the DCU. But in the Injustice-verse, they believe humanity is only capable of chaos, back Brainiac in his campaign to conquer Earth, and force Doctor Fate to do his bidding.
  • Both Order and Chaos Are Dangerous: While the agents of Chaos are portrayed as evil, the Lords themselves back Brainiac's invasion.
  • From Bad to Worse: They have warned that if Batman and Superman keep on fighting, then they'll back a threat worse than Brainiac.
  • Greater-Scope Villain: They support Brainiac's invasion because balance was compromised by the Regime's defeat and have forbidden Dr. Fate from intervening, lest an even worse threat is on the horizon. While it might seem like they are Above Good and Evil, it's revealed in Raiden's arcade ending that they are orchestrating an Armageddon in order to "correct" the Multiverse, which threatens not only the Injustice-verse Earth, but Earthrealm (Mortal Kombat's Earth) and possibly other worlds too.
  • Humanity Is Insane: They believe humanity only exists to create chaos.
  • Jerkass Gods: They support Brainiac's invasion of Earth as they think balance has been compromised by the Regime's defeat and see humanity as only existing to spread chaos elsewhere.
  • Knight Templar: In Raiden's arcade ending, they're deliberately triggering an Armageddon to "restore order" to the Multiverse, as they believe balance was compromised by the Regime's defeat.
  • Light Is Not Good: They force Doctor Fate to do Brainiac's bidding, prevent him from intervening, and have warned that if the infighting between Batman and Superman keeps on going, they'll back an even bigger catastrophe.
  • The Man Behind the Man: They're backing Brainiac in his Evil Plan, and Doctor Fate even notes that should the infighting between Batman and Superman keep on going, they'll back an even bigger threat.
  • Neglectful Precursors: The Lords of Order are happy to let Brainiac conquer Earth if it means preventing chaos from upsetting the balance of the universe.
  • Omnicidal Maniac: Raiden's arcade ending reveals they're triggering an Armageddon to "fix" the Multiverse and restore order.
  • The Omniscient Council of Vagueness: Doctor Fate answers to them, but they force him to do Brainiac's bidding.
  • Order Is Not Good: They allow Brainiac's invasion to happen because it will restore order to Earth - even though Brainiac will harvest all valuable contents and destroy what is left, and stopping him will trigger a potentially worse disaster on the horizon.
  • Powers That Be: They watch over balance across the universe.

    Lucius Fox 
Lucius Fox

Voiced by: Phil La Marr, Blas García (Latin American Spanish Dub), Joachim Tennstedt (German)


Harley Quinn's daughter.

    Nightwing I 
Dick Grayson/Nightwing I

Dick Grayson, the original Robin and Nightwing. Dead by the events of the Injustice series.

  • Accidental Murder: Damian accidentally kills him by a Neck Snap from falling on a rock.
  • Legacy Character: His discarded Robin identities have been inherited by multiple heroes, and even Nightwing becomes the name of Damian after he accidentally kills him. He also became the new Deadman after Mxyzptlk killed Boston Brand for good.
  • Like a Son to Me: Despite not being related to Batman by blood, he considers Dick to be more of a son than his actual son Damian.
  • The Lost Lenore: To Starfire, as his former lover she is still clearly hurt over his death. Furthermore, she has not forgiven Damian for killing him, even though it was an accident.
  • Posthumous Character: He's dead by the events of Injustice thanks to Damian. Though he's still around as Deadman.
  • Small Role, Big Impact: Despite having been dead by the events of the games and having an overall minor role in the Injustice series, his death was important to shaping the world of Injustice to what it is today. Most notably, his death marked the point of no return between Batman and Superman
  • Too Good for This Sinful Earth: He's perhaps the pinnacle of being a Nice Guy in the superhero world. Sadly, such a trait in a world like Injustice makes him the prime target to get killed.

Nubia is the current Wonder Woman after Diana was disgraced and imprisioned following the fall of the Regime.

  • Affirmative Action Legacy: She is a Black Amazon who inherited the Wonder Woman title from a white woman.
  • Doomed by Canon: Since Nubia appears in the prequel comic, it's inevitable that Diana will reclaim her Wonder Woman title back from her. But in a twist, she is not dead yet.
  • Redeeming Replacement: Since her predecessor went full-blown Knight Templar.
  • Related in the Adaptation: In the Golden Age comics, Nubia was created as a sister of Diana by her mother, it's unknown if they are related in this universe.

    Ra's al Ghul 

  • Affably Evil: Prior to the destruction of his sanctuary, at least. He is polite, erudite and charming, and disapproves of pointless destruction, but he is still a Well-Intentioned Extremist bent on devastating the human population to save Earth. After that moment, however, he largely abandons being this, so embittered by the loss of several endangered species he had worked so hard to protect that he is only concerned with accomplishing his goals efficiently and thoroughly.
  • Arch-Enemy: To Batman. Historically he has shared this role with the Joker, albeit through posing the grandest scales of threats to the world and his marked similarities to Batman rather than being the most evil of his foes. We do get glimpses of his Worthy Opponent view of Batman, whom he still calls "Detective", and in the absence of the Joker and Superman he is the greatest threat Batman has to deal with in the comic right now.
  • Big Bad: Of the prequel comic so far; he's behind the evil Batman, his killing of Amanda Waller and taking over the Suicide Squad and the escape of Damian. All of these have been revealed to be just part of his ongoing plans. It's later revealed that he is also part of an alliance with Solovar.
  • Boomerang Bigot: Gorilla Grodd rightfully calls him out as this; for someone dedicated to exterminate humans, that doesn't change the fact Ra's is a human himself (even if an abnormal one due to his extended lifespan). This coupled with Solovar willing to tolerate humans in their plot to exterminate mankind leads to Grodd revolting.
  • The Cameo: He appears in Black Adam's Ending, offering to resurrect his wife murdered during Brainiac's attack with his Lazarus' Pit in exchange for Black Adam's assistance in forming a new Regime with himself as the leader.
  • Even Evil Has Standards: If what he says to Harley Quinn is any indication, he disapproves of what the Joker did to Superman and her for helping him do it all.
    Ra's: And he can't save you from what you did.
  • Eviler Than Thou: To the Regime; Ra's is said to have admired Superman and his authoritarian government, but felt it should have gone even further.
  • Foil: To Superman (and by extension the League of Assassins to the Regime), since he also believes the world must be saved from itself by force. The difference is that Ra's hates mankind and cares about saving the environment while Superman still cares about humanity, even if he no longer sees them as equals, and wants to keep them safe from crime and corruption at any cost.
  • Gaia's Vengeance: His motivation, which is how he managed to recruit the likes of Poison Ivy, Animal Man and Vixen to his cause.
  • I Have Your Wife: He kidnaps Harley's daughter Lucy to ensure her compliance, and the children of Batman's allies to prevent them from intervening in his plan.
  • Nice Job Fixing It, Villain!: He has a knack for doing this.
    • Kidnapping the children of Batman's inner circle just brought them to his doorstep. That wouldn't qualify on its own, especially since he had planned for that eventuality, but killing Ted Kord led to the present Blue Beetle tagging along on Batman's rescue mission and ultimately got his sanctuary for endangered wildlife destroyed after Beetle's ill-advised rescue attempt went south fast.
    • Designing AMAZO to kill all humans insight, but leave animals and plants alone. When AMAZO is deployed on a city to be tested, he kills a family, but leaves their cat alone. Said cat ends up drawing a Red Ring to himself and becoming the Red Lantern Dex-Starr.
  • Pet the Dog: For all his villainy, his commitment to save the planet is genuine. He's shown to support saving endangered species. Also in his last moments, he begs Bruce to save the world for his grandchildren's sake, even after he had disowned them.
  • Pyrrhic Villainy: Ra's kills several executives polluting the country and has the President successfully assassinated for his anti-enviromental policies. His actions have inadvertently led to his animal reserve being torched and all the species he was protecting being extinguished. He makes sure to tell Batman how high the cost was and that "[Batman]'s actions couldn't be undone".
  • Villain Has a Point: He points out that Harley Quinn had a role in helping create the world they are currently living in by tricking Superman into killing Lois and nuking Metropolis.
  • Villain Respect: Black Adam notes in his Ladder Ending that Ra's admired Superman's Regime for its doing-what-needs-to-be-done attitude, but feels they should have gone further.
  • We Can Rule Together: To Black Adam in his Ladder Ending, offering the use of the Lazarus Pits to save his recently killed wife Isis in exchange for his help taking over the world with an even more extreme government than the Regime. Adam accepts and helps him capture Batman, saying that while he doesn't like Ra's much, getting his wife back is worth any price.
  • Would Hurt a Child: Threatens to kill Lucy Quinzel if her mother refuses to cooperate with him.

    Red Robin 
Tim Drake/Red Robin

The third Robin, and the current holder of the Red Robin identity. Trapped in the Phantom Zone as of the beginning of the Injustice 2 storyline.

  • Character Death: The second former Robin to die (or third, but Jason came back to life).
  • Legacy Character: The third character to hold the Robin identity, which he eventually discarded for the title of Red Robin.
  • Yank the Dog's Chain: Gets killed by Zod just as he is about escape the Phantom Zone, right after his reunion with Batman no less.

    The Rogues 
The Rogues

  • Asshole Victim: Captain Boomerang to Deadshot. He's actually grateful to the Regime for killing him off.
  • C-List Fodder: Subjected to this. Captain Cold is the only well-known member of The Rogues while the rest are much more obscure, so naturally they all get killed off to fuel his backstory.
  • Cynicism Catalyst: The execution of The Rogues at the hands of Superman became this for its leader, Captain Cold. While never a good guy, he held standards that separated him from the other villains in the world. That ended when all of them, including his sister Golden Glider, were all killed while the public cheered Superman on.
  • Even Evil Has Standards: As usual. Captain Cold tells various particularly despicable villains, including the Joker and Black Manta, that the Rogues never liked them.
  • Killed Offscreen: We never actually see Superman kill them — because that's a Retcon of their original fates in the comic. While many of them did die (including Mirror Master and Trickster), Superman wasn't responsible for any of their fates. In fact, Golden Glider actually survived the events of the comic.
  • Posthumous Character: By the time of the game, all of them except Captain Cold are dead.


    Steve Trevor 
Steve Trevor

  • Adaptational Nationality: Half German on his father's side.
  • Adaptational Villainy: He is a mole loyal to the Germans due to Germany being his father's homeland.
  • Asshole Victim: Considering how he was a mole for the Nazis, who murdered multiple Blacks and Jews in their ultimate goal of having the Aryan race as the greatest race on Earth, he clearly deserved getting choked to death by the Lasso of Hestia.
  • Batman Gambit: His ruthlessness in interrogating a German prisoner and desperation to get a better way to get answers, convinces Diana to return to Themyscira in order to please to be allowed the Lasso of Truth. Turns out this was his plan to get Diana to lead him back to Themyscira so he could steal the Lasso for the Germans.
  • Cynicism Catalyst: His betrayal served as this to Diana and played a huge impact in her disposition, which ultimately helped accelerate Superman's Start of Darkness.
  • Exact Words: Under the Lasso of Truth he states he is an American soldier working for the Allies. Due to how unspecific the questions was, he leaves out he is a mole loyal to Germany his father's homeland.
  • First Love: For Wonder Woman. Which is why it hurts her badly when she learns of his true nature.
  • Loved I Not Honor More: A villainous variant. When Diana asks Was It All a Lie? about him loving her, he outright says he did but his love for his homeland was greater than that of any woman just before she executes him for his betrayal.

    Suicide Squad 

  • Explosive Leash: Naturally, all of them have bombs implanted in their heads to ensure their cooperation.
  • Your Head A-Splode: What happened to Clock King, Killer Moth, Magpie, and Polka-Dot Man after "Batman" got a hold of the trigger.

    Talia al Ghul 
Talia al Ghul

  • Abusive Parents: Even though Damian really loves her, she is this according to one intro conversation between Robin and Firestorm:
    Firestorm: Mommy tell you not to touch a hot stove?
    Robin: She forced me to grip hot coals bare-handed.
    Firestorm: ...Jeez, kid.
  • Action Mom: To Damian.
  • Decoy Antagonist: Initially suspected to be the new Big Bad of the comic, she turned out to merely be The Dragon to her father.
  • Even Evil Has Loved Ones: She loves her children, despite putting them through Training from Hell. When Athanasia is badly wounded, Talia rushes to her side and assures her it will be okay. It is also mentioned she stayed by her father's side even after he Came Back Wrong and became an Empty Shell, nursing him back to health and sanity over a year and a half. Ultimately she loves her children more than her father, and after discovering Solovar plans to have them killed for turning Ivo against them and killing him, she defies them to set her kids free.
  • Pet the Dog: In #50 of the comic, she saves her children from public execution while apologising for failing them.
  • Posthumous Character: Dialogue throughout the game heavily implies her death, as she's frequently mentioned in the past tense, and Scarecrow taunts her son, Damian, for being unable to "save her".

    Victor Zsasz 
Victor Zsasz

Voiced by: Steve Blum, Noé Velázquez (Latin American Dub)


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