Will Everett III
- Heroic Lineage: He carried on his grandfather's heroic tradition.
- Killed Off for Real: Will was apparently killed by a supervillainess named the Mist, along with the Crimson Fox and Blue Devil. In Amazing-Man's case, Mist tricked him into mimicking glass and then shattered him.
- Power Copying: Amazing Man could cause his body to duplicate the properties of any inorganic material he touched from stone to glass. he could also absorb and duplicate vast amounts of energy, as when he defeated the Overmaster by draining and duplicating its powers.
- Token Minority: The only black guy in the group.
See Blue Devil.
One was the first heroine to use the name and for a time was replaced by Ice. After Ice had left the Global Guardians, joined the Justice League International, and was killed by the Overmaster, Sigrid re-emerged. She chose to honor the fallen heroine by serving as her replacement in the Justice League.
- Abusive Parents: Her scientist mother who constantly belittled her for not having a boyfriend and not being a top scientist.
- Ambiguous Situation: After the "Infinite Crisis", it was revealed that Icemaiden had at some point been abducted by the supervillain Warp, a capture paid for by a mysterious "organ-napper" who turned out to be former film actress Delores Winters. Winters longed for new flesh to replace her own aging skin and had her personal physician surgically flay the Icemaiden in order to harvest her superpowered skin. Icemaiden did not die, however, and eventually was placed, comatose, into a hydration womb within a facility of S.T.A.R. Labs. Later, in the same story, the hydration womb is cracked. It is unknown if Icemaiden survived.
- Amazing Technicolor Population: She has blue skin.
- Bi the Way: She is also one of the few bisexual superheroines in the DC Universe. She was flirtatious with Nuklon during their time together in the JLA, and then later became involved with Olivia Reynolds, the ex-girlfriend of Hal Jordan.
- Famous-Named Foreigner: She is presumably named after the Arctic explorer Fridtjof Nansen.
- An Ice Person: Icemaiden possesses abilities surrounding ice, snow and cold. She can control small quantities of snow and ice, and project ice shields and icicles from her body, but her greatest ability is to become very cold and create ice armor in times of great stress. Her powers are closely linked to her mental state.
- Replacement Goldfish: During her time in the JLA, she was disliked and criticized by Guy Gardner, who had also not come to terms with Ice's death.
Godson of the original Atom and son of the (reluctant) atomic villain, Cyclotron. Can grow to giant size. Would go on to become Atom Smasher.
See Justice Society characters page for more info.
Todd James Rice
Bette Sans Souci
A Canadian political activist and terrorist with the ability to generate explosive blasts. Plastique became engaged to Captain Atom, although the engagement was effectively broken in the wake of events of Armageddon: 2001. Following his reappearance the engagement was renewed and Plastique was invited into the ranks of the "Extreme Justice" faction of the Justice League and celebrated a bachelorette party.
See Captain Atom characters page for more info.
William "Will" MacIntyre
Triumph was one of the founding members of the Justice League. In fact, it was he who assembled the League. But a Negative Space Wedgie sent him to limbo and erased him from history, removing everyone's memory of him. When he got back, needless to say, he was pissed. After making waves in the League, he was punted off to the team's training group, the Justice League Task Force, and soon after quit in anger. In desperation, he made a deal with the demon Neron that resulted in him turning evil. After an unsuccessful attempt at destroying the League, he was turned to ice by The Spectre, and kept in the trophy room of the JLA Headquarters. The HQ was eventually blown up in a later story, with him still inside.
- Adaptational Heroism: In the miniseries Trinity (2009), when the world was fundamentally altered by Morgaine le Fey and Enigma, Triumph reappears in the new timeline as a member of the Justice Society International in a world where Superman, Batman and Wonder Woman never existed. Like a real hero, Triumph fights to help restore the reality that should be, knowing full well that it will mean his death and he finds comraderie in Tomorrow Woman, who faces the same fate.
- Ambiguously Gay: Triumph's main creator Christopher Priest revealed that he was written from the start as gay, though this was never revealed on-panel as "an appropriate storyline to deal sensitively with that issue" never came up.
- Challenging the Chief: All the time with the Martian Manhunter, who was leader of the Justice League Task Force when Triumph was a member. Having organized the very first incarnation of the JLA itself, including Martian Manhunter (though J'onn didn't remember any of this), Triumph resented being subordinate to him. This eventually got so bad that Martian Manhunter crippled Triumph, albeit accidentally.
- The Chew Toy: Partially why he became evil; he could've been a great hero if the cosmos had ever stopped shitting on him.
- "Could Have Avoided This!" Plot: Deciding he was tired of being beneath heroes like Superman his final appearance has him deciding to kill the JLA and replace them with his own brand of heroes brainwashed into loyalty. After defeating him, Superman plainly tells him to his face that Smug Super tendencies aside, Triumph was powerful and courageous. He would've been perfectly welcome in the JLA if he'd just asked for membership.
- Doomed Contrarian: An arguably meta example, as his tendency to argue with the big names like Superman and Martian Manhunter about things earned him the hatred of readers and DC writers. Once his creator was gone they couldn't kill him off fast enough.
- Driven to Villainy: The inadvertant loss of his soul (long story) left him Not Himself and he came under the influence of an evil 5th dimensional imp named Lkz.
- Dropped a Bridge on Him: After being frozen by the Spectre (read below) he was stuffed in the JLA's trophy room until it was blown up. His fate was never explicitly stated, but was implied as heavily as it is possible to imply something.
- Fallen Hero: Triumph was lost for decades in a time warp, and returned to join the Task Force as its leader. His difficulties in adapting to the new times, added to the desertion of Martian Manhunter and Aquaman from the TF's ranks (which caused the government to close it down due to the real Justice League returning), ended with him broke and being harassed by common thugs. The inadvertant loss of his soul left him Not Himself and he came under the influence of an evil 5th dimensional imp named Lkz, he wreaked havoc and mentally dominated his former allies into fighting the JLA. When he failed, he was frozen screaming.
- Flanderization: When written by writers who weren't Christopher Priest Triumph's Jerkass tendencies tended to get dialed Up to Eleven while conveniently omitting him actually being right about things.
- Green Lantern Ring: He can manipulate all forms of energy, which gives him an almost unlimited range of powers. His powers include Force Fields, energy blasts, redirecting energy, and Energy Absorption.
- Hand Blast: He can store energy in his hands and send it through metallic wiring as a powerful electric current. He can project powerful electric blasts from his eyes capable of melting thick plastic or rubber objects, or even shredding through steel alloys like confetti.
- Handicapped Badass: During his time with the Justice League Task Force Martian Manhunter beat him up so badly after one Challenging the Chief moment too many that he broke his back. Being too proud to reveal any vulnerability, Triumph used his powers to compensate for this injury.
- Hate Sink: Enforced hard. Creator Christopher Priest intentionally wrote Triumph as a bit unlikable, basing his personality off of DC's Director of Creative Services (and Priest's colleague) Neal Pozner, who Priest describes as "very direct and headstrong and always right", particularly right in the way that tends to annoy people. So fans didn't like Triumph and Priest expected that. What Priest didn't expect was for his co-workers to dislike Triumph, which they did, and apparently very passionately — Priest claims he literally had to remind his co-workers that Triumph was a fictional character. As one might expect of a character of this type, when handled by other writers he tended to get hit with Flanderization and lots of (from the point of view of those writers) Take That, Scrappy! moments, many of which in retrospect seem quite petty and mean spirited. And as the cherry on the petty cake, once Priest departed DC writers wasted no time in killing the hated Triumph off in what Priest aptly terms "a Persian bazaar manner".
- Hide Your Gays: In petty retaliation for the rumors that Triumph was gay, co-creator Brian Augustyn gave Triumph a girlfriend... who allegedly dumped him because his junk was very small. Real mature.
- Humiliation Conga: Basically his entire history was one of these, but special mention goes to the period when Martian Manhunter broke his back. After quitting the Justice League Task Force, he was rejected by 77 universities, had his powers stolen by Amazo and got hit with a shrink ray that infamously restored "almost all" of his anatomy (aka the mean-spirited dick joke referenced above).
- I Am Not Left-Handed: Triumph's last storyline showed how much he'd been holding back up to that point; after losing his soul and having his powers restored, he immediately seized the JLA Watchtower and stomped most of the JLA itself singlehandedly. Superman even admitted while struggling with him that Triumph must still have some of his innate goodness left, since if he didn't he'd have already killed him.
- Jerkass: He was portrayed as a hot-headed, arrogant, and self-righteous individual who felt he was "denied his destiny" to become one of Earth's greatest heroes. Made all the more frustrating in that he was usually right about everything and had a legitimate reason for being a jerkass.
- Jerkass Has a Point: The entire point of his character, as creator Christopher Priest wrote him as the sort of person who is usually right about things and is not shy about letting people know it.
- Loser Son of Loser Dad: His driving motivation for becoming a hero in the first place was to not turn out like his old man, a petty criminal and Disappeared Dad.
- No Social Skills: Priest describes him as having "terrible interpersonal skills" and being a "completed inverted person".
- Outdated Outfit: He was deliberately given a "bland and Silver Agey" outfit — due to actually being from the Silver Age.
- Power Floats: In the vein of traditional comics heavyweights like Superman and Magneto. This later became a plot point when Martian Manhunter crippled him and he began using his powers to pretend he was fine.
- Remember the New Guy?: Triumph was one of the founding members. He was the team leader of the original five members.
- Ret Gone: On his first mission with the fledgling Justice League, Triumph seemingly "saved the world", but was teleported into a dimensional limbo that also affected the timestream, resulting in no one having any memory of him and his original peers now being veterans.
- Shock and Awe: Had control over the entire electromagnetic spectrum.
- Smug Super: Was absurdly powerful and knew it. Was written for a while to be "always right."
- Superpower Lottery: Triumph had the power to manipulate the electromagnetic spectrum, an enormously versatile ability which he could use for a wide variety of effects. Superman himself admitted that Triumph could kill him anytime he wanted by siphoning the solar energy from his body.
- Taken for Granite: At the end of The 90s' JLA arc, the Spectre transformed Triumph into ice and prepared to smash him with a hammer, but was stopped by a compassionate plea by the angel Zauriel. His ice form was stored in the Justice League headquarters, marked "Founding Member of the J.L.A" as a memorial.
- Tuckerization: Invoked, as Christopher Priest literally calls Triumph " a gentle tuckerization" of Neal Pozner. Though he actually meant No Celebrities Were Harmed, as Triumph is based on Pozner, not named after him. Priest can be forgiven for the error however, as he wrote this in 2003, well before either trope was officially codified.
- What Happened to the Mouse?: A fatal case. Triumph was frozen by The Spectre and kept in the JLA trophy room during Grant Morrison's run on the book. At the climax to Morrison's run the blew up the HQ, only he forgot to get Triumph out first. He's been dead ever since.