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Alter Ego: Unpronounceable, roughly translates to "He who devours your entrails and thoroughly enjoys it."
Voiced by: David Sobolov (English); Salvador Reyes (Latin-American)
- Aliens are Bastards: While not part of an alien invasion or anything like that, he is still an evil alien.
- Amazing Technicolor Population: His skin is chalk-white.
- Anti-Hero: Lobo can just as easily fight alongside the Justice League as he does against it. The Main Man's only loyalties are to himself. On the Character Select screen, Lobo is located on the Hero side, right next to Green Lantern, but moves over to the villain side if players have downloaded Batgirl.
- Ax-Crazy: Not to the extent of the Joker or Doomsday, but he's still fairly bloodthirsty."I'm gonna put your insides on the outside!"
- Badass Biker: He's rarely seen without his hi-tech hover-bike, and his general aesthetic also fits this trope.
- Badass Mustache: Part of his Beard of Evil.
- Beard of Evil: A goatee.
- Big "NO!": While Strapped to an Operating Table with Harley next to him saying it was time to talk about his feelings.
- Bounty Hunter: Best in the galaxy, as shown in his ending. In the annual comics he was hired to go after Superman and then Harley.
- The Brute: He's bad and, while not quite as big as Solomon Grundy, Bane, or Doomsday, he's still formidably-sized.
- Bring It: His backwards walk has him waving his hands in this fashion.
- Car Fu: Rams his opponent with his bike in his supermove.
- Card-Carrying Villain: As his much of his dialogue clearly shows.
- Chain Pain: He can use the chain attached to his hook as a weapon in combat.
- Cool Bike: He has a hi-tech hoverbike that he rides into action on in his Battle Intro and also uses in his supermove by way of Weaponized Exhaust.
- Dreadlock Warrior: He sports dreadlocks.Green Arrow: The hair is really distracting.
- Early-Bird Cameo: Appears in Doomsday's ending in Classic Battle mode.
- Eerie Pale-Skinned Brunette: Up to Eleven given that his skin is chalk white.
- Flipping the Bird: As part of his Super Move, albeit pixelated.
- Future Slang: He doesn't talk too much in the game, but he's fond of calling people "Dipstick" as an insult.
- Good Smoking, Evil Smoking: Lights a cigar with a Fire-Breathing Weapon in his opening, and continues to smoke it throughout the fight.
- Healing Factor: He can regenerate as long as there's a drop of blood remaining.
- Hell-Bent for Leather: As befitting his biker motif.
- Hero Killer: His Classic Ending reveals that he killed the majority of Earth's heroes, showing a trophy row of their skulls with bullet holes.
- Hooks and Crooks: His trademark hook.
- Jerkass: He's obnoxious and proud of it.
- Kill the God: His goal is to kill all of the New Gods as of his ending.
- Last of His Kind: He became this when he killed all the other Czarnians for fun.Superman: You make me sick!
Lobo: Got the cure right here!
- Lightning Bruiser: According to Ed Boon, he plays like this. Word is still out if the fans agree though.
- Names to Run Away from Really Fast: His real name, above.
- No Celebrities Were Harmed: He looks a lot like Dragula!Rob Zombie.
- '90s Anti-Hero: Originally an over the top parody of them.
- Obviously Evil: The eyes, pale skin, Spikes of Villainy, and the Card-Carrying Villain and Ax-Crazy tendencies all paint a pretty clear picture.
- Off with His Head!: Harley with a Krypton pill gives him this in the comics. He healed just fine.
- Psycho for Hire: Though a capable Bounty Hunter, he is also very amoral and Ax-Crazy.
- Red Eyes, Take Warning: His eyes are blood red and pupil-less.
- Sawed-Off Shotgun: Part of his weapon set. He can load nuclear shells into these.
- Spikes of Villainy: His outfits have a few, mostly on his jacket.
- Strange Minds Think Alike: When Harley mentions her fake mustache Lobo gives the same line before she can say anything.Lobo: No one should have ta justify a fake mustache.
- Unnecessary Combat Roll: His forward dash is one.
- Weaponized Exhaust: Uses his bike this way in his super move to burn his opponent alive.
Alter Ego: Barbara Gordon
Voiced by: Kimberly Brooks (English); Rosalba Sotelo (Latin-American)
- Action Girl: Discounting Catwoman, she's the main female member of the Batman family.
- And the Adventure Continues: Much like Batman, after she wins a match, she heads to the rooftops of Gotham to stand triumphantly in a storm.
- The Apprentice: To Batman.Batgirl: Admit I'm a great student!
Batman: Lesson one's humility.
- Black Comedy: One possible clash between her and Dick Grayson!Nightwing brings this exchange-Batgirl: Look alive, Richard!Dick: Alive and kicking, Ms. Gordon!
- Blade Below the Shoulder: She wields gauntlets projecting a batarang-shaped blade past her wrist.
- Combat Stilettos: Averted, but her boots do have retractable blades. They're the last things you feel dig into your back after being on the receiving end of her super move.
- Create Your Own Hero: Superman's Regime executing Commissioner Gordon, her father, led to her stepping up from Oracle to Batgirl.
- Daddy's Girl: Maintains a close relationship with her father in the comics.
- Dark Is Not Evil: Like Batman, she dresses in mostly dark colors, but is still a hero and is in fact nicer and friendlier than Batman.
- Deadpan Snarker(during a clash) "This is usually the part where I quip."
- Death by Origin Story: Commissioner Gordon's murder by the Regime was what motivated Barbara into becoming Batgirl.
- Does Not Like Guns: Given what the Joker did to her in The Killing Joke, this isn't surprising. She even treats a particular Interactive Object on Stryker's Island the same way Batman does.
- The Dog Bites Back: One of her S.T.A.R. Labs missions has her laying a smackdown on the Joker (who is aided by the Scarecrow) in long-overdue retaliation for The Killing Joke.
- Grappling-Hook Pistol: Part of her arsenal that allows her to teleport around the screen and drop down on her enemies.
- Pay Evil unto Evil: Seems intent on killing the Joker, and after what he did to her, she's well within her rights to do so.
- Ship Tease: When fighting Nightwing (Dick), she'll call him "babe" or "darling". Some of the unique clash quotes can be flirty, as well.
- Shock and Awe: She can retract her Blade Below the Shoulder and switch to electrified knuckles that do additional damage to blocking opponents.
- The Smart Guy: In the Injustice reality, she started out as Oracle, the cybersecurity expert for superheroes, before becoming Batgirl instead of vice-versa.
- Smoke Out: What she uses in tandem with her Grappling-Hook Pistol to teleport.
- Smug Super: "I'm a real pain in the ass, huh?"
- Suffer the Slings: Her Super Move involves harnessing her enemy to a giant sling hooked into the ground, raising them high up into the air, and watching them rocket back into the pavement, with her heels landing on their back immediately after.
- The Mourning After: The tie-in comic implies that she was in a relationship with the now-deceased Dick Grayson.
- Thou Shalt Not Kill: Her Clash Quotes with the Joker suggest she's willing to subvert this in his case after the events of The Killing Joke.Joker: Careful not to miss me!
Batgirl: I won't, nobody will!
Batgirl: Gonna send you to hell!
- Wrestler in All of Us: Her Clash animation is a dropkick.
- You Fight Like a Cow: She has a few combat one liners that would make Spider-Man proud.
- You Killed My Father: In the Injustice continuity, she turns into Batgirl in retaliation for her father's death.
Alter Ego: Hanzo Hasashi
Voiced by: Patrick Seitz (English); Juan Carlos Tinoco (Latin-American)
- Animal Motifs: His new costume, designed by Jim Lee, looks even more like a scorpion. His chain and spear is a scorpion's tail and stinger, his swords handles and gauntlet spikes are legs, and there's even a scorpion making up his chest armor.
- Arch-Enemy: To Sub-Zero, and reflected in his Battle Intro, which has him teleported to the DC Universe just as he's about to kill Sub-Zero in Outworld.
- Asskicking Equals Authority: In his Classic Battles ending, Scorpion assumes control of Trigon's demon army after killing him.
- Author Appeal: The fact that Ed Boon says he's his favorite MK character also may have to do with it, hence why he's the mascot of Netherrealm Studios. Not to mention Jim Lee, a Scorpion fanboy himself, redesigning his armor for the game.
- Catchphrase: GET OVER HERE!
- The Cameo: Fellow kombatants Sub-Zero and Shao Kahn appear in his intro.
- Chain Pain: He has his trademark chain whip.
- Cool Mask: A ninja mask that, when removed, shows that his head is actually a skull.
- The Cynic: "There is no justice!"
- Dark Is Evil: He's an undead Ninja wearing a partially black outfit.
- Defector from Decadence: Accused of pulling this off by Trigon. This is the reason why he's sent to the DC universe.
- Designated Hero: Invoked meta example: until Patch 1.06 was released, his official position on the select roster (with four Season Pass characters) put him on the heroes' side, even though there's really nothing heroic about him. He moves on over to the villains' side when all DLC has been donwloaded, although its also a bit of a stretch to call him a villain either.
- Did You Just Punch Out Cthulhu?: Kills both Regime!Superman (Though MK vs DC did point out that his entire being can abuse Supes' weakness to magic) and Trigon in his ending.
- Dual Wielding: Wields two swords that are sheathed on his back.
- Dragged Off to Hell: The fate of his opponents. Subverted in that they aren't dragged into the Netherrealm, so much as thrown in there by Scorpion himself, with him immediately following to add injury to insult.
- Finish Him!: Subverted in his Battle Intro, wherein he's teleported to the Injustice Universe just before he finishes off Sub-Zero. Needless to say, he's pissed off about it.
- Fire Is Red: Averted. He uses a lot of fire-based moves, but dresses in black and yellow instead of red.
- For Great Justice: Isn't the biggest believer of it, considering what he went through and the state of the MK universe. Made known in his Clash with Superman.Superman: For truth, and justice!
Scorpion: There is no justice!
- Guest Fighter: From Mortal Kombat, with his fighting style taken from the 2011 reboot.
- I'll Kill You!: What most of his clash quotes imply:"Your soul will burn!"
"I bring death."
"I will crush your bones!"
"I will end your pain!"
- Impaled with Extreme Prejudice: Aside from his traditional spear attack, his ending animation involves shoving a sword into his opponent before opening up a portal to the Netherrealm, throwing them into it, and landing on their back after following in afterwards.
- In the Hood: His redesign here has given him a hood.
- Kill It with Fire: Scorpion utilizes hellish flames both for direct attack and for more utilitarian purposes, such as teleporting.
- Large Ham: He's almost always shouting in his dialogue.
- Malevolent Masked Man: He's not the most friendly of individuals.
- Metronomic Man Mashing: His super move involves flinging his opponent back and forth a few times with his chains into the molten rock walls of the Netherrealm.
- Monochromatic Eyes: Likely a side-effect of his undead nature.
- Mythology Gag:
- His winning quote is "To hell with you!", the same line he told to Bi Han!Sub-Zero in Mortal Kombat 9 before sending him to the Netherrealm to finish him.
- His Super has him and his opponent being sent to the Netherrealm, then Scorpion impaling him with his kunai, then flinging them through a pair of rock pillars. The whole thing is a reference to Mortal Kombat: Shaolin Monks where he does the same to Kung Lao/Liu Kang, should one of them dies at his hand, only that KL/LK is then slammed onto another pillar where some demons eat their flesh until they die.
- He gains his Mortal Kombat X skin as a mobile-exclusive skin.
- Ninja: Of the Shirai Ryu clan to be exact.
- Ninja Pirate Zombie Robot: Well, he's the first and third ones, anyway.
- Playing with Fire: Can summon Hellfire at will. He looks to have brought back the ability to coat himself in hellfire from Mortal Kombat vs. DC Universe.
- Portal Cut: Subverted with his throw. It looks like he's preparing for one, but it's only to get his opponent low enough to be stomped on (and consequently pushed all the way through).
- The Rival: To both Batman and Superman, if Clash quotes are of any indication.
- Skull for a Head: As seen whenever he removes his mask.
- Teleport Spam: A lot of his moves involve teleporting, including his Battle Intro (unwitting on his part), his throw, and even his Klash charge.
- Whole Costume Reference: His outfit here bears a passing resemblance to the outfit of another MK character, Noob Saibot.
- Wolverine Publicity: Given that he's one of the most well-known MK characters, it may have contributed to his being a DLC character.
- You Will Not Evade Me: Invoked with his classic yell upon snagging the opponent with his harpoon.GET OVER HERE!
Alter Ego: Dru-Zod
Voiced by: Nolan North (English); Gabriel Pingarrón (Latin-American)
- Asskicking Equals Authority: He's General Zod for a reason.
- Badass Beard: Stylishly patterned, too, which is befitting such a powerful dictator. Overlaps with Beard of Evil.
- Badass in Charge: In his Arcade Ending, having escaped from the Phantom Zone, he overthrows Superman and becomes the new leader of the Regime.
- Bald of Evil: His goggles are probably to distract from that detail.
- BFG: One of the weapons at his disposal.
- Combo Platter Powers: He possesses the same powers as Superman.
- Dark Is Evil: He dresses primarily in black and dark blue.
- Deface of the Moon: By way of shoving his opponent through it during his Supermove.
- Evil Brit: As usual.
- Evil Counterpart: To Superman, serving as an example of what it would look like if a Kryptonian became a ruthless dictator. The similarities between him and Regime Superman are plentiful.
- Eviler Than Thou: Sees himself as this to Regime Superman over ruling Earth, as seen their quotes when clashing or taunting post-combo.Regime Superman: Earth is mine, Zod!
Zod: Not for long!Zod: (After a combo on Regime Superman) It's my world now.
- Eye Beams: Zod extensive uses laser beams fired from his eyes. in his moveset.
- Flight: Downplayed. Unlike other characters who regularly show flight like Superman, Wonder Woman, and Hawkgirl, Zod stands instead of floats, and even runs at his opponent during his clash instead of flying at them.
- Four-Star Badass: The "General" title isn't just for lengthening his name.
- Flying Brick: As with all Kryptonians, Zod's power of flight comes along with incredible strength and nigh invulnerability.
- Goggles Do Nothing: Well, not in gameplay. In the comics, they allowed him to see in the Phantom Zone.
- Guns Akimbo: Like Deathstroke, he uses two pistols at once.
- Hyperspace Arsenal: He literally grabs his guns and other weapons from rips in the fabric of space. Justified, as he summons his weapons from the Phantom Zone through dimensional pockets as taught to him by a fellow prisoner.
- Ironic Echo: Zod's most famous line? "Kneel before Zod." Regime Superman's victory quote? "Kneel before me." When Regime Superman defeats Zod...
- Kneel Before Zod: The Trope Namer. He uses his Eye Beams to force his opponent down as he says this as part of his throw.
- Lean and Mean: Second only to Sinestro in this regard.
- Meteor Move: His Supermove is similar to Superman's in that it involves taking his opponent into space. However, he one-ups Supes by shoving his enemy through the moon and then blasting them back to Earth.
- Not So Different: Regime Superman has several similarities to Zod, such as forcing defeated enemies to kneel before him, seizing power on his adoptive homeworld trying to save it (sometimes Zod's motivation for his attempted coup on Krypton) and adopting a generally tyrannical personality by Year Five.
- Phantom Zone: He used to be imprisoned there. His character trait also lets him summon a mook from the Zone, as well as a move that lets him trap his opponent briefly in it for an And I Must Scream before punching them back out.
- Red Eyes, Take Warning: He makes extensive use of his heat vision.
- Reverse Arm-Fold: His primary stance. He holds it when he uses his heat vision too.
- Sealed Evil in a Can:Superman: Back to the Phantom Zone!
General Zod: Never again!
- Shoulders of Doom: They're not too pronounced, but they are there.
- Smug Super: As you can see in his picture on this page, he proudly displays both his confidence and arrogance.
- Superhero Packing Heat: He utilizes laser guns in combat.
- Super Speed: He doesn't show it much in his moveset, but Zod can move just as fast as Superman.
- Super Strength: When he puts away his equipment and decides to bring out his fists, his opponents are in for a hurting.
- Take Over the World: What he does in his outro.
- Also what he does in his Classic Battle ending by overthrowing Regime Superman and rebuilding Earth as a new Krypton.
Alter Ego: J'onn J'onzz / "John Jones"
Voiced by: Carl Lumbly (English); José Luis Miranda (Latin-American)
- A Form You Are Comfortable With: His standard appearance makes him look like a green Rubber-Forehead Alien. This is due to his Voluntary Shapeshifting, however; his true Martian appearance is significantly more alien.
- He's seen in his human disguise in his Battle Intro.
- Amazing Technicolor Population: He's a green-skinned Martian from Mars.
- Badass Arm-Fold: The pose he's seen in on the Watchtower stage.
- Badass Baritone: Courtesy of Carl Lumbly.
- Badass Cape: He wears a blue cape.
- Bald of Awesome: Bald as an egg, but still quite awesome.
- Barbie Doll Anatomy: When he assumes his true form during his victory animation.
- Beware the Nice Ones: It really says something when one of his Clash quotes is, "Will you not listen to reason?"
- The Cameo: Outside of being a DLC fighter, he hovers in the background of the bridge section of the Watchtower.
- His Classic Battle ending shows he disguised himself as an Atlantean scholar—possibly the same one who assists the main universe Aquaman in the story mode.
- Hero of Another Story: In his Classic Ending, he fights the Regime from behind the scenes, and during the assault on Gotham and Metropolis, he leads rescue operations.
- Never Found the Body: From his Classic Battle ending, he could have recovered once hitting the water and then gone into hiding by taking the form of the royal Atlantean archivist.
- Killed Off for Real: The reason he's not in the main game story as a character was that he was killed by Superman trying to take out Wonder Woman.
- Red Eyes, Take Warning: His eyes are glowing red and pupil-less even when not unleashing his Eye Beams.
- Rubber Man: His trait allows him to stretch his limbs or enlarge them to get more damage.
- Shapeshifter: His true form is only seen during his victory cutscene. His body can also shapeshift during the battle for various attacks.
- Size Shifter: After knocking the opponent into the air during his supermove, he finishes it up by growing to a massive size and smashing them between a pair of boulders.
- Unfazed Everyman: Averted now that he's a downloadable character. Aside from that, however, during his cameo on the Watchtower, he just floats around observing the fight and never once intervenes or shows any real emotion.
- Voluntary Shapeshifting: Demonstrates it in his Super Move, where he temporarily takes the image of his opponent while attacking them.
- Walking Shirtless Scene: He's bare-chested, save for some straps that his cape is attached to.
Alter Ego: Zatanna Zatara
Voiced by: Lacey Chabert (English); Nallely Solís (Latin-American)
- Action Girl: Of the Magical Girl Warrior variety.
- Awesome Mc Coolname: An Alliterative Name with "Z"!
- Designated Villain: Invoked meta-example: until Patch 1.06 came along, she was on the villains' side of the character select screen, but only to balance out the number of characters on each side.
- Functional Magic: One of her signature traits is casting spells backwards. Her regular attacks don't utilize this, though her Supermove does.
- Good Is Not Soft: "I think I'll turn you into a newt!"
- Kung-Fu Wizard: Utilizes both magic and physical attacks in battle.
- Laser-Guided Amnesia: Not used in-game, but the time she gave this to Batman can be brought up in a Clash.Zatanna: Guess I thought you'd forgive me.
Batman: You guessed wrong.
- Law Procedural: Her Classic Battles ending involves her restraining Regime members during their trials, and imprisoning them in Doctor Fate's tower (which had previously been used as a hideout for Insurgents) after a jury recommends the death penalty for the more immutable defendants.
- Magicians Are Wizards: Not only her general motif, but her day job really is being a stage magician.
- Magic Wand: Her alternate stance uses one, along with a stage magician hat.
- Me's a Crowd: Can create duplicates of herself to fool the opponent, not unlike Psylocke.
- Ms. Fanservice: High heels, plunging cleavage, fishnet stockings, and a leotard that is barely bigger than underwear and leaves most of her butt uncovered. Zatanna ticks almost every box for this trope.
- Nice Hat: As always, Zatanna sports her trademark magician's hat.
- Playing with Fire: One of her spells is the classic fireball.
- Rings of Death: Among her specials are ring-like projectiles which behave like Kung Lao's hat.
- Sdrawkcab Name: Par for the course for Zatanna, as a number of her moves have them.
Mobile Exclusive Characters
Alter Ego: Jason Todd
- Ascended Extra: Jason Todd became a DLC character in the sequel, Injustice 2 though under his usual alias of Red Hood.
- Guest Fighter: From Batman: Arkham Knight. However it is a subversion in that his real identity is revealed to be that of Jason Todd, a canon character, and also made a full fledged character in the sequel.
- The Gunslinger: Much like in the game of origin for this character's title and the person beneath the mask.
Alter Ego: Cassandra Cain
Alter Ego: UxasSee Supporting (Non-Playable) entry below.
Alter Ego: Floyd Lawton
Alter Ego: Wallace "Wally" West
Alter Ego: Jessica Cruz
- Affirmative Action Girl: Double Subverted. She is preceded by numerous other females in the Green Lantern corps, and thus isn't the first female to become a member. However, she is the first female from Earth and considering her Latina/Hispanic heritage, is the first of that ethnic group to become a Green Lantern corp member.
- Imagination-Based Superpower: Has this ability like the rest of the Lantern corps.
Alter Ego: Waylon Jones
Alter Ego: Eobard Thawne
Alter Ego: Virgil Hawkins
- Shock and Awe: His main superpower.
- Adaptation Dye-Job: Her hair bounces back and forth between red, brown, and black in the comics (although it's brown in the game).
- Dead Alternate Counterpart: Good Superman's Lois is still alive.
- Distressed Damsel: In Superman's S.T.A.R. Labs missions.
- Happily Married: To Superman.
- Killed Off for Real: Accidentally killed by Superman through the Joker's machinations. She was pregnant at the time, too.
- Living Emotional Crutch: Connecting Superman to humanity has always been a part of her character, and Injustice takes it to extremes in showing what that severing can do. Occasionally other superheroes attempt to appeal to Superman through the memory of Lois in the comics, but it's more of a Berserk Button, indicating that Superman is aware Lois wouldn't approve.
- The Lost Lenore: To Superman in the game proper.
- Stuffed in the Fridge: The Joker does this to Lois, similar to his crippling of Barbara Gordon. Of course, this time it was so spectacularly awful it works.
- Dropped a Bridge on Him: Via a sudden headshot by the Joker.
- Intrepid Reporter: It cost him his life.
- Killed Off for Real: Courtesy of the Joker.
- Old Friend: He has the title "Superman's Pal."
- Sacrificial Lamb: He dies in the first issue of the prequel comic.
- Scope Snipe: Shot in the head through his camera lens.
- Sidekick: To Lois.
- Stuffed in the Fridge: Just like Lois.
Alter Ego: Uxas
The dreaded lord of the planet Apokolips, Darkseid is a tyrannical God of Evil and the Arch-Enemy of Superman. Appears as a stage transition hazard in the game, a playable character in the mobile game and a Greater-Scope Villain in the prequel comics.
- Abusive Parents: Surprisingly, downplayed in his interactions with Kalibak, whom he normally berates, tortures and disowns. Here he's mostly just a condescending jerk to him.
- Arch-Enemy: The closest Superman has to one, due to Lex Luthor of the alternate universe being a good guy.
- Ascended Extra: He is playable in the mobile version of this game and was made a Pre-Order Bonus/DLC character in Injustice 2.
- The Cameo: He appears as a stage transition hazard at the Hall of Justice via Boom Tube to his throne room. When characters teleport to his throne room, his attacks translate as a "get out" to those unfortunate who end up there.
- Cold-Blooded Torture: To Black Racer in the prequel comic.
- Dark Is Evil: Just look at his name!
- Evil Overlord: As the Prequel Comic shows, he remains the tyrannical ruler of Apokolips.
- Eye Beams: His Omega Beams, of course.
- Greater-Scope Villain: He's the driving force behind Ares' manipulations in Year 4.
- Karma Houdini: He suffers no punishment for his actions.
- Metronomic Man Mashing: How he handles you on your way out of the Hall of Justice.
- Obviously Evil: The name says it all.
- Pet the Dog: His actions in Year Four are for the purpose of taking revenge on Injustice!Superman for Kalibak's death.
- Red Eyes, Take Warning: Especially when they shoot Omega Beams.
- Shoulders of Doom: He's rocking some pretty big shoulder pauldrons.
- Super Strength: As reflected in his grabbing a character sent his way and casually hurling them through a Boom Tube.
- Whole Costume Reference: His model is reused from Mortal Kombat vs. DC Universe.
- You Will Not Evade Me: In addition to the fact that his Omega Beams are inescapable, he will also grab a character sent his way before they have a chance to flee.
Alter Ego: Jonathan Crane
- Asshole Victim: Not the most pleasant of Batman's rogues.
- The Cameo: In an Arkham Asylum and Joker's Asylum stage transition.
- Cool Mask: Giving him his trademark "Scarecrow" appearance.
- Death by Irony: The maker of a lethal chemical substance dies from an overdose of another one.
- Dropped a Bridge on Him: Yet another victim of Joker Toxin.
- Evil Genius: He made the Fear Gas he uses.
- The Faceless: We never see the mainstream version without his mask on.
- In the Hood: In his outfit in the game.
- Joker Immunity: He is killed by the Joker yet still shows up in the Joker's Asylum stage with no explanation unless someone else taken up the helm.
- Our Giants Are Bigger: He grows very big when someone's under his fear gas' influence.
- Sacrificial Lamb: Joker gives the Regime universe version an overdose of his Joker Toxin in the prequel comic.
- Small Role, Big Impact: It was Joker modifying his fear gas that lead to the creation of the Regime.
- Standard Status Effects: In S.T.A.R. Labs Missions where he is involved, he torments the Player Character with one of four effects: sleep, slowness, control inversion, and a see-sawing arena.
- Unexplained Recovery: He inexplicably shows up in the Joker's Asylum stage, which is in the universe where he died in. In the comic, this is also shown, with him dosing Nightwing with fear toxin in the universe where he died, and no explanation as to why he is alive.
- Unwitting Pawn: The Regime universe version becomes one to the Joker.
- Whole Costume Reference: His outfit in the game is reused from his Arkham Asylum model.
- Badass Crew: Some of Batman's nastiest rogues all in one place.
- Badass in a Nice Suit: The Penguin and the Riddler.
- Badass Normal: The Penguin, the Riddler, and Two-Face.
- Bald of Evil: Hugo Strange, the Penguin and Killer Croc, the latter due to his reptilian skin.
- Beard of Evil: Hugo Strange.
- The Brute: Killer Croc.
- Cane Fu: The Riddler strikes passing combatants with his cane.
- Combination Attack: The inmates all take turns getting a hit on the unlucky character who gets blasted into whatever room they're at.
- The Cameo: They aren't major figures, but a brawl through Arkham will inevitably include familiar faces. They all also appear in a few S.T.A.R. Labs Missions.
- Four Eyes, Zero Soul: Hugo Strange.
- Improbable Weapon User: The Penguin uses his umbrella while Two-Face smashes a television over a passing combatant's head.
- Institutional Apparel: Killer Croc wears orange prison-style pants, though the others retain their signature attire.
- Psycho Psychologist: Hugo Strange, who is a member of Arkham's staff instead of being an inmate.
- Reptiles Are Abhorrent: Killer Croc.
- Standard Status Effects: The Penguin and the Riddler appear in several S.T.A.R. Labs Missions. The Penguin will induce sleep on the fighter closer to him with his Penguin Gas, while the Riddler drops green question marks that give whoever picks them up a random buff or debuff.
- Unfazed Everyman: Hugo Strange paces nearby during the fight, observing the combatants. He doesn't even flinch when a piece of debris from the ceiling and lands right behind him.
- Whole Costume Reference: Their models are reused from Arkham City.
- Wild Card: Two-Face due to referring to his unique Two-Headed Coin in every decision he makes. It's also reflected in his role in some S.T.A.R. Labs missions where he'll randomly shoot one of the two characters fighting based on what side his coin ends up on.
- You Will Not Evade Me: Whenever a character is sent the inmates' way, Killer Croc will grab their head before they can run away.
Alter Ego: Albert Rothstein
- The Big Guy: Very much so, considering he can go giant.
- Cool Mask: A blue one with an atomic symbol on it.
- The Faceless: He's not seen without his Cool Mask on.
- Meaningful Background Event: He fights Giganta in the background of the Hall of Justice's entrance, which can come into play if the fighters activate a stage transition.
- Size Shifter: His main thing is growing really large.
- Would Hit a Girl: In his defense, Giganta is a villain who's more than willing to punch him out.
Alter Ego: Doris Zeul
- Evil Redhead: She's a Wonder Woman villain with red hair.
- Grievous Harm with a Body: As a stage transition hazard, she grabs you out of the air and punches Atom Smasher with you before tossing you into the Hall of Justice proper.
- Meaningful Background Event: She fights Atom Smasher in the background of the Hall of Justice's entrance, which can come into play if the fighters activate a stage transition.
- Size Shifter: Her main thing and the only reason she can be a threat to Wonder Woman is her ability to grow really large.
- Bald of Evil: Metallo and Parasite.
- The Cameo: They appear as inmates of the Iron Heights Penitentiary. Grodd also has a cameo appearance in the prequel comic.
- Cold Sniper: Deadshot, and it's also a reputation he has in-universe.
- Cool Mask: Deadshot has one, which includes his distinctive scope.
- Cyborg: Metallo.
- Too Dumb to Live: Metallo for the reason listed below
- Unfazed Everyman: Metallo is noticeably very complacent and docile during any fight that takes place in the Penitentiary, especially since he's standing on the same walkway a fight can take place on. And he never once thinks to move.
- Averted with the other three. Parasite, Gorilla Grodd, and Deadshot are, respectively, trapped by an electric field, surrounded by guards, and in a firefight with an unseen opponent. Though in the case of the latter he still comes off as pretty casual, leaning against a wall when not shooting at his opponent.
- Abusive Parents: Demonic Possession for starters.
- Adaptational Nice Guy: He seems to still be as evil as he usually is, but his relationship with his daughter outside of her S.T.A.R. Labs missions seems to involve mutual affection on both sides, whereas in most other media he views her as a disposable pawn and holds no store of affection for her.
- Anti-Climax Boss: He also appears as his own character in Raven's final STAR Labs Mission. But... instead of his fearsome devil self, he's just about as tall as a normal character, has no special moves and it's very easy to earn 3 stars in the mission involving him. Maybe he's just holding back.
- Archnemesis Dad: To Raven in her S.T.A.R. Labs missions. Subverted in the comics and the main campaign. In the comics he seems to genuinely love her and is driven to fury when he hears she has been imprisoned; in the campaign, she has accepted serving him and works with Superman only to prepare for his arrival on Earth.
- Big Red Devil: His iconic appearance.
- Bullying a Dragon: Sorta. He's the one who brought Scorpion to the DC Universe this time thinking he's one of his own troops whom he accused of pulling a Defector from Decadence on him. Trigon engaged him in combat. It doesn't work as expected.
- The Cameo: He appears in both Raven's Supermove and Arcade ending.
- Demonic Possession: He does this to his daughter now and again. Including her entire Regime appearance.
- Even Evil Has Loved Ones: He seems to genuinely care for his daughter in the comics. When John Constantine tells him Superman is holding her prisoner, he eventually goes full Papa Wolf on Superman. At the least, he's distracted from his Wizard Duel with Mr. Mxyzptlk when she calls out to him.
- Extra Eyes: He has an extra pair of eyes, giving him four in total.
- Eye Beams: Unleashes them during his daughter's Supermove.
- Final Boss: To Raven in her S.T.A.R. Labs missions.
- Papa Wolf: Goes berserk and attempts to kill Superman when he believes he abducted his daughter.
- Red Eyes, Take Warning: More of a fiery-orange, but close enough.
- The Cameo: He's a part of Superman's alien zoo in the Fortress of Solitude, much like in Batman Beyond.
- Faceless Eye: There's a single Red Eye in the center of his body.
- Nice Job Breaking It, Hero!: You can smash your opponent with the globe containing him, freeing him in the process. He promptly makes his getaway after gathering his wits. So to sum it up, you just re-unleashed an intergalactic terror on the universe.
- Purple Is Powerful: His skin color.
- Starfish Alien: Literally. There's a reason he's called "Starro."
Alter Ego: Damian Wayne
- Adaptational Villainy: Downplayed. He's just as much of a jerk as he used to be in the comics, but never went through comics Damian's character development.
- All There in the Manual: The comic series reveals how he ended up killing Dick Grayson (by accident) and how he ended up taking up the mantle of Nightwing.
- Animal Motif: Take a guess.
- Antagonistic Offspring: Becomes this to Batman after he joins Superman.
- Badass Cape: Like the majority of the Bat Family.
- Badass Normal: Like the rest of the Bat Family, he's just a non-powered human with excellent training.
- Beware the Superman: He may be a Kid Hero without superpowers, but he's still dangerous, and lacks Batman's dedication to Thou Shalt Not Kill.
- Dual Wielding: He's shown sparring with Nightwing using escrima sticks in the prequel comic.
- FaceHeel Turn: We know he will eventually become the Nightwing seen in the game, who is not very nice, to say the least.
- Freudian Excuse: Damian still has being raised by the League of Assassins as his reason for not being interested in Thou Shalt Not Kill.
- He Who Fights Monsters: The seeds of his Start of Darkness are sewn in Year One, when he goes against Batman on the issue of Arkham Asylum because he agrees with Superman that it's a worthless facility and its inmates don't deserve the soft touch approach. Things go downhill from there.
- Hidden Depths: Despite his jerkish manners, he does genuinely love his father and older brother, and remains in contact with Alfred for years even after Batman disowns him.
- It Runs in the Family: Displays much of the the martial prowess, intelligence and determination associated with Batman.Batman: You were never as stubborn as Damian.
Dick: No. For someone to be that stubborn, they'd have to be directly related to you.
- Kid Sidekick: Most Robins start working with Batman as young as their preteens. Damian Wayne is no different. Not only that, but the Robin identity is the Trope Codifier.
- Klingon Promotion: He receives the title of Nightwing after accidentally killing his predecessor, but the comics show he would not do so until four years after the fact.
- Legacy Character: There have been numerous Robins over the years, Dick Grayson (now Nightwing) being the first.
- My God, What Have I Done?: He feels intense remorse for killing Nightwing and remains remorseful about it for years.
- Sore Loser: In the prequel comic after losing to Nightwing in a sparring match, he threw his eskrima stick at him while his back was turned and was called out on it by Superman, who caught it. The second time led to fatal consequences.
- Spoiled Brat: He can have a bit of an attitude sometimes.
- Utopia Justifies the Means: And notably, he now has a mentality very similar to that of his grandfather Ra's al Ghul.
- Blackmail: To Superman in the prequel comic, but it doesn't exactly go his way.
- Bullying a Dragon: His role in the prequel comic has him messing with Superman's parents, and after everything that's happened to him recently.
- Dirty Coward: He's prone to retreating into his mirror dimension and/or using holograms and it takes very little "persuasion" on Wonder Woman's part to get him to talk, though the latter is just being smart.
- Evil Is Petty: In addition to kidnapping Superman's parents, he also burns their house down pretty much because he can.
- Jerkass: He kidnaps Superman's parents and gleefully threatens to kill them if Superman doesn't stand down.
- Smug Snake: He's remarkably arrogant and self-assured while in the process of Bullying a Dragon, which only further highlights that he's Too Dumb to Live.
- Too Dumb to Live: As Batman himself points out, messing with Superman's parents, in light of all that's happened to him recently, was not wise.
- What Happened to the Mouse?: He was last seen at Wonder Woman's mercy after revealing where he was keeping Superman's parents. His team anolngside with him, joins Batman's side in order to stop Superman's Regime in Year 5.
Alter Ego: Leonard Snart
- Badass Normal: No superpowers here. Just ice guns.
- Big Bad: Of the Flash Rogues, almost always acting as their leader.
- The Casanova: He has a history of womanizing.
- Even Evil Has Standards: Among other things he makes a point of not killing women or children, and under his leadership the other Flash Rogues are the same.
- Goggles Do Nothing: He wears blue goggles over his eyes that vaguely resemble sunglasses.
- Guns Akimbo: He dual-wields ice guns.
- In the Hood: He wears a parka hood, further enhancing his "cold" motif.
- Kill It with Ice: He can set the temperature to absolute zero in order to create ice and kill his opponents.
- Noble Demon: He's a bad guy, no question, but one with principles. Particularly noteworthy when he tells the Flash that if he and the other Justice Leaguers have to punish Mirror Master, so be it, but tells him to at least go easy on the other villains, pointing that heroes weren't the only ones lost in Metropolis.
- Only in It for the Money: He's got no real interest in revenge (though he does sometimes seek it against the Flash), and does not seek to hurt innocent people. He just wants a good score.
- Punch-Clock Villain: He's only looking for a good score, and while he will cut you down if you get in his way, its nothing personal, and he has some moral principles.
Alter Ego: Ray Palmer
- Cool Old Guy: You don't get much cooler than punching out freaking Superman.
- Did You Just Flip Off Cthulhu?: A very subtle example when he asks "Master Kent" if he'd like any tea.Superman: No thank you, and you don't need to call me "Master Kent".
- Did You Just Punch Out Cthulhu?: Beat the hell out of Superman in Issue 36 after ingesting the super pill.
- Disappointed in You: He says this to Injustice Superman before he beats the hell out of him in Issue 36 after ingesting the super pill.
- Drowning My Sorrows: A more subtle but no less tragic example after Nightwing's death, as Catwoman discovers when she visits Wayne Manor.
- Full-Name Basis: In Issue 36 of Year One of the prequel comics, before beating the crap out of Superman:Alfred: Clark Kent...
- Killed Off for Real: By Victor Zsasz.
- Morality Pet: To Damian, even after his FaceHeel Turn, as seen in Year 5, #13.
- Tranquil Fury: Shows this in issue # 36 of prequel comics when he confronts Superman.
- Undying Loyalty: To Batman.
- What the Hell, Hero?: To Batman for being rude to Damian after he came back to the Batcave to make amends, and later to Superman for hurting Bruce.
- Amazing Technicolor Population: His skin is red, further enhancing his demonic appearance.
- Breath Weapon: Atrocitus can fire Hard Light blasts from his mouth.
- The Cameo: He is shown fighting Kilowog in the background of the Metropolis stage. He also appears in at least one S.T.A.R. Labs mission.
- Flight: Like Green Lanterns and Sinestro, his ring grants him this ability.
- Light Is Not Good: The red light of rage, after all.
- Promoted to Playable: He was a background character in this first game, and becomes fully playable in Injustice 2.
- Red and Black and Evil All Over: He mostly wears red, but there's some black present as well.
Alter Ego: Mitchell Davies
- Awesome Aussie: Subverted. He's not really that effective as a superhero, although to be fair it was the Justice League he was taking on.
- Broken Pedestal: He idolized the Justice League and in particular Flash before seeing the things they were starting to do as the Regime.
- Canon Foreigner: He's exclusive to the Injustice universe.
- Chest Blaster: His armor seems to have one.
- Driven to Suicide: Iris revealed him to have taken his own life during Year 3. This is disproved in the Injustice 2 where he shows up alive, but still emotionally and physically crippled.
- Failure Hero: It's not that he didn't try though.
- Fearless Fool: He bravely stands against Superman and Wonder Woman and... gets his butt kicked.
- Mugging the Monster: Antagonizing a more militant Superman and Wonder Woman was just asking for trouble.
- Patriotic Fervor: Why he agreed to become an Australian superhero in the first place.
- Powered Armor: His powers come from his golden armor.
- Reality Ensues: Despite going through an extensive process to become a superhero, Galaxor's being a rookie with no experience going up against both Superman and Wonder Woman ends about as well as you would expect it to.
Alter Ego: Michael Holt
- Deadpan Snarker: A frequent source of snarky commentary.Dick: You know how annoying it is when you [Batman] don't answer? I mean, you may think silence illustrates your point but it's also just kind of douchey.
- Dead Alternate Counterpart: Main Nightwing is still Dick Grayson.
- Death by Falling Over: And landing on a rock that broke his neck.
- Dropped a Bridge on Him: For a time... Not quite since Year Three #10.
- Due to the Dead: Even the inmates of Arkham Asylum bow their heads in silence out of respect for Dick as Batman carries his lifeless body.
- Forgiveness: Forgave Damian for accidentally killing him.
- Good Counterpart: To Regime Nightwing.
- The Heart: He's the only one aside from maybe Green Arrow who desires to maintain peaceful relations between Batman and Superman's Regime, and is the one who suggests an Enemy Mine against Solomon Grundy. It's his death that marks the point of no return for the conflict between Batman and Superman.
- The Mentor: As a former Robin, Nightwing teaches and instructs Damian on how to best fit the role.
- Mentor Occupational Hazard: Here killed by the student himself, but by accident.
- Morality Chain: Tried to be this to Damian. With his death, there was nothing stopping Damian from embracing Superman and Wonder Woman's ideology in full.
- Neck Snap: Caused by his Death by Falling Over
- Older and Wiser: To Damian.
- Sacrificial Lion: His death ultimately drives Damian and Bruce apart.
- Simple Staff: Uses one as his weapon.
- Stuffed into the Fridge: Accidentally killed by Damian Wayne.
- Take Up My Sword: Became the new Deadman at the last one's request.
- Undying Loyalty: To Batman.
Alter Ego: Dinah Lance
Dinah Lance the fearsome Black Canary, a Badass Normal who sided with Batman against Superman and later participated in the Insurgency.
- Earn Your Happy Ending: Even though she was fated to die, Dr. Fate intervened and sent her to an alternate earth to be with an Oliver Queen who lost his Dinah Lance, stating she's earned the right to be happy.
- Empowered Badass Normal: She is a skilled marital artist with a Sonic Shriek, however once she takes the Super-Pill, she can fight Superman himself.
- Ms. Fanservice: In the comics, she is a curvy woman in a Stripperific outfit with fishnet stockings that show off her legs. As a result, she is a major source of eye candy.
- Mugging the Monster: Spares no opportunity to berate and antagonize Superman during Year Two. It doesn't end well for her.
- Nice Job Breaking It, Hero!: Broadcasts Superman killing her and wearing a Sinestro Corps ring to the world in an attempt to discredit him in their eyes. Mostly she just makes them afraid of him, giving him a massive power source that allows him to and kill Ganthet and Mogo, after he shrugged off direct hits from both. She and Oracle cost the Insurgency any chance of victory.
- Revenge: She wants vengeance for Green Arrow's death.
- Someone to Remember Him By: She was pregnant with Oliver Queen's child when Superman killed him. She later gave birth to a baby boy.
- Thou Shalt Not Kill: She hates Superman and dearly wishes him dead, but Batman asks her not to kill him, she later keeps her word and after defeating Superman with a Kryptonite Bullet she summons Ganthet, but she turns her back and Superman gets a Yellow Ring that frees him enough so that he can kill her with his laser vision.
- Violently Protective Girlfriend: When she, Ollie and Hal Jordan visited a bar and a guy tried to hit on her and later attacked Ollie, she told that guy that only she, gets to "touch him inappropriately."
- Empowered Badass Normal: After ingesting the super pill. Subverted. That pill accelerated his cancer even further with his body deteriorating rapidly. He knew it would do this though.
- First-Name Basis: Subverted. In his final moments, he and Batman speak over the intercom and he still calls him Batman:Batman: It's Bruce.
Commissioner James Gordon: No, it was never Bruce.
- Knight In Sour Armor: As most of his more recent incarnations.
- La Résistance: The leader of the same in Gotham during the prequel comics of Year Two.
- Secret Keeper: He reveals to Barbara in Year Two that he knew her Double Life, her secret headquarters and even Batman's identity all along but had kept it secret the whole time.
- Undying Loyalty: To Batman, as well.
- Your Days Are Numbered: He knows that he is dying of lung cancer.
- Adaptational Villainy: A mild case. While Kalibak is a villain, he's sometimes also portrayed as semi-tragic and sympathetic, and also far less evil than his father Darkseid. Here, not so much.
- Alien Invasion: Leads one on Earth in the prequel comic.
- Asshole Victim: Even though it was murder, Kalibak is far from a sympathetic victim here.
- Beard of Evil: As ever, a big, thick mane-like one.
- Break Them by Talking: Gleefully gives one to Superman during his Alien Invasion where he mocks his morality and Thou Shalt Not Kill policies, which is what manages to finally send Superman over the edge in full. Kalibak is actually surprised by this.
- The Brute: Clearly still more brawn than brains.
- Bullying a Dragon: And how.
- Curb-Stomp Battle: On the receiving end of one from Superman.
- Hot Blooded Sideburns
- Killed Off for Real: By Superman. He was immortal, but not completely.
- Oh, Crap!: His reaction upon realizing that he's dealing with a Knight Templar Superman.Kalibak: Oh... ***.
- Super Strength: Doesn't save him from Superman, though.
- This Cannot Be!: When Superman loses it and then kills him.
- Too Dumb to Live: Besides the Bullying a Dragon, there's also his foolishly goading Superman into Jumping Off the Slippery Slope, whereas if he'd kept his mouth shut, his invasion may have just been successful or at the very least, done more damage.
- Villain Has a Point: The reason his words finally convince Superman to stop adhering to Thou Shalt Not Kill is that they ring true. Apokolips keeps invading and supervillains keep re-offending because they know the worst superheroes will do to them is beat them up a little — intimidating to a common street thug, but a questionable deterrent for those who also have superpowers. And on top of that, he points out that by doing so, he shows more concern for the lives of his enemies than those of the people he's protecting, and that an Alien Invasion by Apokolips plays by different rules than regular supervillain battles, making a no-kill rule burdensome at best.Kalibak: If you're not prepared to take a life — then you can't possibly fight a war!
- "Well Done, Son!" Guy: As always, he seems to seek his father's approval.
- "Revenge—that's what I'm good at. I've brought down demons, monsters, and actual gods. I'm going to kick the man of steel in the bollocks!"
- Action Dad: This version of Constantine has a daughter and he's going to make Superman pay for robbing her of a childhood.
- Badass Boast: Claims he's going kick Superman in the bollocks.
- Deal with the Devil: He sold a piece of his soul and it made it's way to Trigon, who will torture him for a few thousand years and take great pleasure in it.
- Give Him a Normal Life: John mentions he stayed as far out of Rose's life as he could without being completely separated so she didn't get his enemies.
- Manipulative Bastard: Goads Batman into going off into facing the Spectre because he needs him to be the man he used to be before Superman broke his spine. Also tries to manipulate Trigon by claiming to be looking into whose holding Raven when he's the one who bound her.
- The final comic of Year Three reveals that he was plotting from the start to get rid of Trigon to save himself from going to Hell.
- Revenge: He wants revenge on Superman for oppressing his daughter.
- Screw This, I'm Outta Here!: He leaves with Rose after Dr. Fate and Shazam dealt with Trigon and Mxyzptlk.
- Badass Boast: "Cross me, and you will fear every tree. Every blade of grass."
- Bald of Awesome: Justified because he's not human anymore.
- Because You Were Nice to Me: Not personally, but he joins the Regime out of admiration for Superman and Luthor's eco-friendly policies.
- Face Death with Dignity: When he begins to fade out of existence, he accepts it and tells Flash to go and save himself.
- Foreshadowing: Asserts that he knows Constantine too well to believe he's trying to bring down Superman out of altruism, and that he must have some selfish motivation... which turns out to be true.
- Gaia's Vengeance: Threatens Constantine with this if he doesn't stay clear of the Green.
- Green Thumb: As ever, his powers involve this.
- In Harmony with Nature: Has roots on his face and chest and shaggy moss growing on his shoulders.
- Let's You and Him Fight: Deadman's solution to stop him during the climactic battle of Year Three is to sic Poison Ivy on him.
- Not in This for Your Revolution: States upfront he doesn't care about Superman ruling the world, not enough to attack his enemies unless they cross him somehow; he only got involved in the conflict in the first place to protect the Green, and took Superman's side because he respected the Man of Steel for furthering the cause of green energy and putting an end to humanity's reliance on fossil fuels.
- Ship Tease: Shares a Headbutt of Love with Poison Ivy.
- Villain Respect: Inverted. He admires Regime Superman's environmentalist policies, stating that he's doing more for the environment than any before him.
- What Measure Is a Non-Human?: Again, inverted. When told that Superman is enslaving humanity, he bluntly replies that he doesn't care what happens to humanity; he sees them as being just one species on Earth, who deserve no more priority than any other.
The detective Jim Corrigan on his death became absorbed into the Spectre, the force of righteous anger, vengeance and justice who often punishes the guilty in cruel ways.
- Cool Sword: Uses it to Kill Deadman and the Phantom Stranger.
- Grand Theft Me: His identity was hijacked by Mr. Mxyzptlk and Jim Corrigan was given a fake Jokerized treatment and sent to Arkham
- Hero Killer: Killed Jason Blood, Ragman, Deadman, and the Phantom Stranger.
- Knight Templar: He was this in the regular universe, in the injustice universe he sees Injustice Superman and becomes his magical guardian and cheerleader. Slightly subverted in that he may not be Jim Corrigan's Spectre after all.
- Red Herring: Given the Slasher Smile he gives Deadman and the fact that Jim Corrigan has been Jokerized and sent to Arkham, it almost seems that the Joker is Back From The Dead, but it turns out it's actually Mxyzptlk.
- Wham Line: Boston Brand/Deadman wonders why Jim Corrigan is acting strange, "You are not Jim Corrigan are you?"
- Wham Shot: The minute after Deadman says the above line, The Spectre gives him a Slasher Smile.
A fifth-dimension being, Mr. Mxyzptlk is a constant foe of Superman. A Trickster by nature, he uses his phenomenal powers to test Superman. He has been posing as The Spectre after hijacking the identity of Jim Corrigan, the former host.
- Adaptational Badass: Most incarnations of Mxyzptlk are tricksters and not fighters. This Myx shows just how dangerous he can be when he decides to cut loose, being able to go toe-to-toe with Trigon.
- Cigar Chomper: He is lighting a stogie as he floats over Trigon's body. He deserves it.
- Grand Theft Me: He's been impersonating the Spectre, protecting Superman the whole time.
- Greater-Scope Villain: Shaping up to be one for Year Three. He is the one of the very few who overpower Superman by a wide margin.
- Karmic Trickster: True to form, Mr. Mxyzptlk has been posing as Superman's Guardian and cheerleader in the guise of Spectre.
- Physical God: Given that he's a fifth-dimensional being, "physical" is strictly speaking not meant in the typical sense. But he's powerful enough to take out The Phantom Stranger, the first Spectre and Trigon the Terrible. He doesn't mess around.
- Slasher Smile: Flashes a brilliant one when Boston Brand figures out that he's not Jim Corrigan.
- The Only One Allowed to Defeat You: His motivation for protecting Superman. He doesn't want anyone to kill him because he views Superman as a Worthy Opponent and it wouldn't be as fun without him. As Hal puts it:Hal: So you're willing to fight the devil himself in order to keep pranking Superman.
- With Great Power Comes Great Insanity: Implied by Trigon that hijacking the Spectre is slowly corrupting Mxyptlik.
- Worthy Opponent: Views Superman as this, which is why he's protecting him.Mxyptlik: I've been across five dimensions and hundreds of worlds, and there is one person worthy of my attention. One person whose forthright disposition makes him the perfect choice for my fun: Superman. I refuse to live in a multiverse without him.
Eel O'Brien is a former criminal turned superhero. Formerly a friend and associate of the Justice League, he comes to oppose the Regime after they arrest his son, Luke McDonnagh
- Anti-Hero: Eel was formerly an example of a Type II but compared to the Knight Templar Regime of the ex-Heroes, he's far more likable.
- Crouching Moron, Hidden Badass: He's a very funny guy. And just as dangerous.
- Deadpan Snarker: On first arriving at the new fangled Justice League headquarters, Eel commends Injustice!Supes for making it a Supervillain Lair worthy of an Evil Overlord.
- Disappeared Dad: He was absent for a good period of his son's life and Injustice!Superman calls him "A deadbeat".
- Underestimating Badassery: He was seen as a joke villain and joke hero by his fellow supers and his son, and yet he achieved the biggest tactical victory, with no losses, against the Injustice!League, even Resistance Batman can't claim this.
- Voluntary Shapeshifter: He is very good at this.
- What the Hell, Hero?: Eel calls out Superman for his lack of mercy towards his son, when he points out that he knows what it's like to lose a son. This pushes Superman's button.
- Action Girl: Starfire and Wonder Girl earn some massive bravery points for facing Superman head on.
- Animorphism: Beast Boy can shapeshift into many animal forms.
- Cool Crown: Starfire wears a jeweled headdress which is rather uncommon for most of her depictions.
- Died in Your Arms Tonight: Beast Boy while in Conner's arms due to the latter trying to shield him from the nuke that destroyed Metropolis.
- Green-Skinned Space Babe: Starfire is an attractive female alien with orange skin.
- Ms. Fanservice: Starfire provides some eye-candy while in her Leotard of Power.
- Not Enough to Bury: Kid Flash's body was vaporized in Metropolis' destruction. They still make a symbolic burial for him anyway.
- Put on a Bus: Pre-Retcon, They were all banished to the Phantom Zone by Superman after he mortally injured Superboy and the only way to save him was turning him into a psychic phantasm on the condition that they all went with him to not interfere with his plans.
- Retcon: In Injustice 2, Cyborg claims that all the Titans except him and Raven died during the destruction of Metropolis. However, in the Injustice 2 comic it's revealed that Starfire, Red Robin, Wonder Girl and Superboy were trapped in the Phantom Zone shortly after the destruction of Metropolis by Superman and are eventually freed by Batman with the help of Plastic Man years later.
- The Bus Came Back: In the Injustice 2 comic they are freed from the Phantom Zone by Batman and Plastic Man after defeating the Regime, only for Tim Drake to be killed by General Zod shortly after.
- Rookie Red Ranger: Tim Drake is the Naïve Newcomer and expected to lead the Teen Titans after Dick Grayson left the team. Rather appropriately for the trope, he is in his "Red Robin" persona. Unfortunately, He is killed shortly after escaping the Phantom Zone by Zod.
- The Team Normal: Red Robin is the only non-superpowered member in a group with three Flying Bricks, a speedster and a changeling. Sadly it doesn't help much as he isn't strong enough to lift the Phantom Zone projector while the remaining powerhouses in his team are too busy fighting Superman.
- True Companions: They stand by Superboy's side when he turns against Superman and they agree being sent to the Phantom Zone to heal him rather than let him die.
- Two Girls to a Team: Wonder Girl and Starfire.
- What the Hell, Hero?: Superboy calls out Superman for losing control and killing the Joker, becoming a Broken Pedestal in the process.
- Adaptational Villainy: He is a Jerk with a Heart of Gold in mainstream. Here? Not so much.
- Ax-Crazy: Is willing to kill anyone who will stand between him and Shiera. And brutally beats her after she doesn't want to return with him to Thanagar.
- Asshole Victim: He is severely beaten by his wife and other Regime members and told not to return. Given how he was treating them earlier, he's not the sympathetic party.
- Control Freak: He treats his own wife as if she was a thing he owned.Hawkgirl: Our kind have been slaves for generations. What makes you think you can command me as such?
Hawkman: Because you are my wife.
- Domestic Abuser: Towards Shiera, though she will have none of it.
- Jerkass: Treats his wife like his property and tries to abuse her when she refuses to go with him.
- Kick the Dog: See Ax-Crazy.
- Pet the Dog: He gives his condolences to Bruce after Alfred's death.
- Took a Level in Jerkass: Hinted to have been this. As seen in the Year Four Annual, a picture of Hawkgirl having happier times with the Justice League implies that they must have been Happily Married and the Hall of Justice has his statue on it, implying that he also must have had happier times with them. Then, somewhere along the line, Katar began losing it and would eventually become a Domestic Abuser.
- Adaptational Early Appearance: Inverted. This Bizarro wasnt created early by Luthor as Superman was once his best friend prior to his Despair Event Horizon, which are two of the reasons why he wasnt as experienced as his main universe counterpart. Only when Luthor began plotting with Batman to take down Superman did he attempt to create a clone of Superman.
- Berserk Button: Do not tell him that he isn't Superman.
- Innocently Insensitive: After finishing lunch at a fast food restaurant, he absentmindedly tosses his trash away and hits a mercenary, who gets angry and attacks him. It doesn't end well for the merc.
- Killed Off for Real: By brainwashed Doomsday, controlled by Lex Luthor, to cover his tracks, though the latter is upset that he has to do that.
- Manchild: As he is an imperfect clone of Superman, he is childlike and isn't malicious. Unfortunately, he becomes a Psychopathic Manchild after the incident in the restaurant.
- Obliviously Evil: He becomes more and more of this, as he destroys the restaurant with heat vision and unwittingly kills Trickster by releasing him while flying...
- Badass Army: When they attack in full force.
- Big Good: Ganthet and Guy Gardner unexpectedly take on this role since Hal Jordan is busy being a jerk and John Stewart is too loyal to Hal, to the detriment of the corps and finally Stewart himself when Sinestro murders him.
- Characters Dropping Like Flies: An incredible number of them die in the course of the comics: Kyle Rayner, John Stewart, Mogo, Ganthet, Guy Gardner, Kilowog.
- Curb-Stomp Battle: They actually acquit themselves well but the minute they are over-matched by unexpected factors, they go down quickly. First its the Sinestro Corps unexpectedly intervening in a clash against Superman, later it's a Yellow Ring powered Superman who inflicts massive damage.
- Genius Loci: Mogo, who as we all know, doesn't socialize.
- HeelFace Door-Slam: John Stewart springs Hal Jordan free because he doesn't entirely agree with the methods used by the Guardians in targeting Earth for war. During the conflict, John tries to be by-the-book standing alongside Hal and Superman, but Sinestro knows he's too noble to entirely turn over. So he kills him, falsely claiming that Gardner did it in a Batman Gambit to make Hal murder Gardner.
The third human Green Lantern on active duty. He's much more brash and stand-offish than Hal Jordan and Kyle Rayner. However, the situation changes when Sinestro allies with Superman and Guy, to everyone's surprise including his own, steps up to the plate.
- Et Tu, Brute?: When Hal Jordan corners him, Guy tells him that he still has a chance to turn back and be The Paragon for the Green Lanterns, Hal ends up ripping his ring arm off and dropping the powerless Guy Gardner towards Earth from the stratosphere, his last expression being one of heartbroken betrayal.
- Hourglass Plot: Hal Jordan is supposed to be The Ace of the Green Lanterns while Guy Gardner is a showboat rogue who disrespects the authorities. Then Hal Jordan starts supporting Superman's takeover of Earth, proving to be a great coward while Guy Gardner ends up becoming what Hal Jordan used to be.
- Imaginary Friend: As revealed in the Injustice 2 prequel comic, death hasnt prevented him from trolling and haunting the hell out of Hal.
- No Respect Guy: When Guy Gardner tries to appeal to Superman to back off his Knight Templar behaviour, Superman tells Guy that he was always a disgrace and an embarrassment to the Justice League.
- Only Sane Man: Of all people, he ends up becoming this for everyone. He criticizes Superman and Hal Jordan but also tries to calm down Ganthet and the Guardians.
One of the Guardians of the Universe, Ganthet is the most engaged in the defense and well-being of Earth and is concerned about Superman's growing totalitarianism.
- Authority Equals Asskicking: He's revered by the Green Lantern Corps and is a major powerhouse, killing several Sinestro Corpsmen single handedly.
- Adaptational Badass: He is more proactive in the battlefield than his main version.
- Bystander Syndrome: Claims to have witnessed the rise and fall of civilizations; as Superman notes, this actually means he and the other Guardians witnessed the downfall of worlds and did nothing to help or stop them from falling... including Krypton.
- Curb-Stomp Battle: He gives one to Superman, Sinestro and wallops Shazam.
- He receives one when Superman armed with a Yellow Lantern fear ring attacks him with full force. He and Mogo, get hurled into the Sun.
- Cruel and Unusual Death: Superman hurls him towards Mogo, armed with a Yellow Lantern and then keeps them pinned down and flies them both into the Sun
- Disappointed in You: He expresses this to Hal Jordan and Sinestro, stating that it was a mistake to ever give them the rings to start with.
- Failure Hero: Whether due to insane tunnel vision or arrogantly underestimating his opponents, he fails to persuade Superman not to continue on his new path and his subsequent attempts to stop him only make the situation worse, including getting a large bulk of the Green Lantern Corps captured or killed by the Regime, facilitating Sinestro's corruption of Hal Jordan into a member of the Sinestro Corps and ultimately getting himself killed as well.
- Frontline General: Unlike other Guardians, Ganthet actively fights beside the Corps and issues major damage. Probably why he is so respected by them.
- Nice Job Breaking It, Hero!: While him taking away Hal Jordan's ring was justified, he chose the absolute worst moment to do it — namely when Hal was several miles in the air and holding Carol Ferris. As a result, Hal was forced to accept a yellow power ring to save Carol's life, something he more than likely would not have done otherwise.
- Pragmatic Hero: Fully willing to use deadly force on the Sinestro corpsmen.
- What the Hell, Hero?: Gets one from Superman and Hal Jordan for apparently letting Krypton and its population explode, refusing to intervene and save them.
- Amazing Technicolor Population: His skin is pink.
- The Cameo: In addition to appearing in Green Lantern Hal Jordan's victory cutscene, he is also shown fighting Atrocitus in the background of the Metropolis stage. He also appears in one of Green Lantern's S.T.A.R. Labs missions.
- Flight: As with all other wielders of a Green Lantern Ring.
- The Hero Dies: Dies in Plastic Man's Prison Break. Sinestro blazes through his heart with a yellow beam before he activates the Green Lantern ring. But thanks to him, his fellow Green Lanterns escape.
- Light Is Good: As would be expected of a Green Lantern.
- The Men First: Kilowog is perfectly willing to surrender to Superman in an early clash, provided his fellow Lanterns are unarmed and their sick and wounded are treated.
- Worthy Opponent: In a odd way, Sinestro going Straight for the Commander and killing him before he activates his ring. Sinestro isn't about to forget that in the last engagement, Kilowog's contingent beat Sinestro and his Corps and it's only Superman's arrival that saved him.