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The Justice League

Superman: I once thought I could protect the world by myself, but I was wrong. Working together, we saved the planet, and I believe that if we stay together as a team, we would be a force that could truly work for the ideals of peace and justice.
The Flash: What, like a bunch of Super Friends?
Superman: More like a... Justice League.
When the Alien Imperium invaded the Earth, J'onn Jonzz, the last survivor of Mars, who had imprisoned the Imperium on his world after they destroyed it many centuries ago, was captured by agents of the Imperium masquerading as the US Army. Seeking Help, he telepathically contacted Superman and Batman who rescued him from his imprisonment. They would later be joined by other heroes contacted by J'onn: Green Lantern John Stewart, "Hawkgirl" Shayera Hol of Thanagar, "the Flash"note , and newcomer Princess Diana of Themyscira aka Wonder Woman. After defeating the threat of the Imperium, the seven would form a superhero team to combat other global threats dubbed the Justice League.

After Hawkgirl initially betrayed the Earth for Thanagar's conquest (which ultimately failed due to Hawkgirl doublecrossing the Thanagarians and aiding the efforts of the League) and the subsequent loss of the Watchtower, the team reformed without the self-exiled Thanagarian. In addition the team began to expand its roster to include more superheroes, as well as constructing a new Watchtower.

  • Armed Females, Unarmed Males: The original teams consists of five men and two women. Both of the women used weapons in tandem with their powers while only two out of the five men relied on weapons.
  • As Long as There Is One Man: This is presented in "Dark Heart":
    Atom: Amazing. Show him a weapon that destroyed its creators and every other thing it saw, and he wants to play with it. What's to stop history from repeating itself right here on Earth?
    Superman: We are.
  • Big Good: The founding members of the League are this.
  • Character Development: All seven members gain significant development over the course of the series, as do a fair share of their members in Unlimited.
  • Color-Coded Characters: In early promos, Superman - Red; Batman - Blue; Wonder Woman - Yellow; Green Lantern - Green; Flash - Orange; Hawkgirl - Gold; J'onn Jonzz - Teal.
  • Consummate Professional: By the time of Unlimited, the League has developed proper ranks, chain of command and categorized villain threats by particular grades. They have a Mission Control who assigns teams with proper skillsets and group leaders, and in season five, they organize duty and roster by shifts to the extent that superheroism has become a 9-5 job which Hawkgirl notes actually gives them spare time. Indeed, Grodd laments that the League has become so professional that they have shut down single-villain crimes altogether.
    Superman: Each of you brings something different to the table: strength, speed, stealth, whatever. But we all have one important thing in common. Each of us is willing to make the sacrifices a hero needs to make, including the ultimate one. Since there are so many of us, we can do more than just put out fires, both literal and figurative. We can be proactive, we have a chance to do real good in the world. But we're going to have to work together. J'onn will be up here keeping an eye on things. He's the one who'll decide who's going where, and when. I know that some of you are used to making those decisions yourself, but we have to be more coordinated than that. We can't just be cowboys anymore... or cowgirls.
  • Demoted to Extra: The Original Seven suffer this to some extent in the last season. Despite being the main characters, they only appear in less than half of the final thirteen episodes, with some episodes ("Patriot Act", "Grudge Match", and "Alive!") focusing on the expanded Justice League members instead.
  • Determinators: All of them.
    Supergirl: I'm worried about them, Steel. I'm worried about my cousin.
    Steel: Don't be. Everybody in the League is good at their job. But those seven, they're the best ever. Not because they're the most powerful, they aren't. Not all of them. And it's not just because they were the first. It's because they're special. They've proven it time and again. They make the hard choices, they set the example, they do what's right, not what's easiest, and they always come out on top. They're gonna be okay, Kara. We all are.
  • Experienced Protagonist: In the Original Seven, only the Flash and Wonder Woman stand out for being rookies, at least at first. And of course by the time of Unlimited, even they are just as experienced as the other five. In the wider League, Supergirl and Booster Gold played the rookie, with Supergirl becoming a complete professional by the final season.
  • Foil:
  • The Friends Who Never Hang: Averted with the original seven, they all have their own interactions with one another as well as adventures. Played straight with the expanded league, as their numbers have greatly expanded.
  • Genius Bruiser: All of the founding members, and many of the rest of the League, show a broad knowledge of science and criminology in addition to their formidable combat skills.
  • The Ghost: Plastic Man is mentioned to be part of the team but he is never seen on-screen.
  • Godzilla Threshold: "Omega Level Threat" is essentially "all hands on deck" for the League, a threat so great that it needs every single hero: active, off-duty and reserve. The instances that qualify are: Mordru's attack in "The Greatest Story Never Told", Amazo's Return, the Dark Heart, and of course (as is implied by the name) Darkseid himself.
  • Idiot Ball: When they rebuilt the Watchtower, they added Binary Fusion Generator cannon in case of another crisis, in case of another attack like the Thanagarian Incident. Instead, it caused a rift between the League and the U.S. government who understandably were really uncomfortable with the League having such a weapon in their possession. After it was hi-jacked, the League dismantled it.
  • Jumped at the Call: In "Secret Origins", Superman and Batman investigate J'onn J'onzz's distress call. After they rescue him, J'onn calls for back up and the other four members of the Original Seven are the only heroes that respond. At first, it seems like they're the only active heroes in the DCAU. However, by the time of the Unlimited seasons, it's clear that a lot of other people could've responded to the call if they wanted to.
  • Jumping Off the Slippery Slope: Narrowly averted, but during the first couple of seasons of Unlimited, they unconsciously began acting like their Justice Lord counterparts. In "Initiation", John vents to J'onn he had to use a lot of will power to keep himself from beating up an obstructive general. Then we find out about the Binary Fusion Generator which they later get rid of.
  • Magic Is Feminine: Wonder Woman is the girly girl to Hawkgirl's tomboy and is the only member of the team with a mystical origin, being a clay statue brought to life by gods. Later seasons add Zatanna and Vixen who are also more feminine than Hawkgirl and have powers related to mysticism.
  • N.G.O. Superpower: Ostensibly a super-team of like-minded do-gooders, the League eventually claims a jurisdiction beyond that of most governments, especially in the Unlimited seasons where they are essentially a super-powered army with a huge support team in possession of great power and technical know-how. Amanda Waller outright calls the League the most powerful organization in the world and forms Cadmus explicitly to serve as a check-and-balance against it.
  • Omniscient Council of Vagueness: The rest of the League apparently see the original seven as this. The Question notes that they have their own conference hall exclusive to them and, in his usual paranoid style, accuses them of holding secrets from the rest, which in one specific case happens to be true. They also have the power to unilaterally disband the League if they choose though Green Arrow overrides this and insists that the rest will continue without the seven, noting that the League has become bigger than them. The mundane answer is that being that they were there first, they formed bonds and a shorthand that made them trust each other more easily than the rest of the League.
  • Sidekick Glass Ceiling: This shows up in the group dynamic:
    • In the Unlimited phase, the newer superheroes (especially the Question) think that the Original Seven enforce Tall Poppy Syndrome and keep secrets from the rest of the group, as well as create a sense, unintentionally, that the latter are there at their pleasure rather than true partners. There are some hints at this for instance Wonder Woman in "The Balance" has an override function as a senior leader that allows her to enter Hawkgirl's quarters without her permission, and she's a fellow member of the original seven. Superman seems to be especially insistent and domineering on Captain Marvel. Green Arrow, who Batman kept along to serve as the group's conscience reverses this when he calls out Superman and the team for trying to dissolve the League, insisting that if the Original Seven want to step down and retire, that's fine since they've certainly earned it, but the League will continue with or without them and the rest will take their place. This more or less convinces Superman and the rest to band together.
    • Elongated Man gets livid at more or less being considered one of "two stretchy guys" (the other being Plastic Man, who is never seen in this continuity) by Green Lantern during the battle against Mordu (with the implication being that he's not even their first choice). While Booster Gold in an effort to prove himself to the rest of the League gets irritated at handling crowd control though he does realize that true heroism sometimes comes from being part of The Greatest Story Never Told.
    • The Flash, being the Kid Hero of the original seven, still whines about not being taken seriously despite the fact that he's a founding member with a seat in the conference table (and he has plans on putting his logo on it). This disappears when he plays a decisive role in ending Brainthor after which the rest of the League start treating him with respect, with Batman agreeing to attend a Flash museum event. Likewise, Hawkgirl who has a mixed relationship on account of her past as a Thanagarian infiltrator is called out by J'onn J'onzz for not throwing her weight around as a team leader, and still acting out her Angst and he rectifies it by putting her in charge.
  • Sidekick Graduations Stick: Some of the minor League members gradually do level-up in the organization.
    • J'onn J'onzz as Mission Control made it a point to assign teams that paired veterans and experienced members with rookies and newbies hoping that the mission would give them experience. He explicitly mentions this to Green Lantern when he grumbles about having to partner with Supergirl, and likewise assigned Vixen and Vigilante because neither had experience in outer space missions. Much later, Stargirl and STRIPE are seen partnering up with Supergirl and Green Lantern for similar reasons.
    • Supergirl began "Initiation" as a rookie with Green Lantern assigned, reluctantly, as her mentor. By the time of the final season, she's more or less Green Lantern's partner on equal footing and becoming a prized, and beloved member of the League in her own right, and Superman purposefully distances himself away so that she could step outside his shadow.
    • Green Arrow was more or less the last guy recruited by the League, but he also becomes the unofficial eighth member of the original seven, on First-Name Basis with both Superman and Wonder Woman and the linchpin and go-between from them to the expanded league being able to have adventures with both groups. Likewise, Mr. Terrific is made into Mission Control taking over from J'onn J'onzz.
  • Slave to PR: They learn slowly that merely saving people with superior powers without assuaging fears will have consequences. Their lack of concern for their image leads demagogues like Glorious Godfrey to paint them as the stuck-up "Just Us League" while Cadmus and other branches use some lingering fears and concerns to mobilize against them. Eventually they form a base on Earth to be more transparent and accept a government liasion to overview their missions.
  • Team Member in the Adaptation: Quite a few members of the expanded League have never been members in the comics. This is especially noticeable with a number of heroes generally more tied to the Justice Society of America including Stargirl, S.T.R.I.P.E, Mr. Terrific, Doctor Midnight, Sand Hawkins, Wildcat, and Hourman, and Atom Smasher.note 
  • Thou Shall Not Kill: Played With. They are all firmly opposed to killing the enemy, but Wonder Woman, Hawkgirl, and even Superman are all shown to struggle the most with their restraint, coming dangerously close to crossing the line throughout their screentime. In particular, it's needlessly killing the villain when other options were available, but killing in self-defense seems to be accepted, as Hawkgirl doesn't get any flack for Kragger's death.
  • To Absent Friends: In "Hereafter", after Superman's supposed sacrifice and the subsequent Meaningful Funeral, the Leaguers (sans Batman) gather on the Watchtower, laughing and having orange juice, while wearing black armbands and sharing stories about their comrade. They then raise their toast in honor of Superman. They currently provide the trope page image.
  • Token Minority: GL is black, Hawkgirl and the Thanagarians are meant to be vaguely Hispanic. The team averts the Smurfette Principle by having two core female members however.
    • Batman gets called out as a 'minority' among the League as The Team Normal, but if anything it only fuels his fire to continue being The Ace despite not having powers.
    • The producers explained that picking John Stewart to be the Green Lantern and including Hawkgirl instead of another character such as Aquaman was a deliberate move on their part to bring more diversity to the team.
  • True Companions: They grow to genuinely care for each other, even referring to each other on a First-Name Basis while very few outside of the seven founding members even know their secret identities.
  • Two Girls to a Team: Hawkgirl and Wonder Woman, two out of seven. While their appearances might suggest a Tomboy and Girly Girl dynamic, the actual contrast was in their experience (with Wonder Woman as the Naïve Newcomer and Hawkgirl as a bit of a cynic) and in their attitudes towards men, with Wonder Woman having a touch of Women Are Wiser at first. When it turns out that Hawkgirl is a traitor, Wonder Woman comes to strongly dislike her and holds a grudge against her for half of Unlimited.
    Wonder Woman: You men! Unless you do it on your own it doesn't count!
    Hawkgirl: It's not just the men, you stuck-up...
  • Underwear of Power: Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman, J'onn J'onnz, and Hawkgirl (via her first outfit).
  • The Worf Barrage: In "The Return", the entire expanded Justice League is defeated by the android AMAZO as they try to prevent him from getting to Luthor.

Founding Members

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The Expanded League


Aquaman (King Arthur)
Abilities: enhanced strength, super swimming, underwater breathing, marine telepathy
"King of the Seas, remember?"

Aquaman is the King of the undersea realm of Atlantis and a member of the Justice League.

See here for more information.

    Green Arrow 

Green Arrow (Oliver Queen)
Abilities: archery, acrobatics, fighting prowess
Voiced by: Kin Shriner
Appearances: Justice League Unlimited | Justice League vs. The Fatal Fivenote 

"Come on. I don't belong up here — fighting aliens and monsters and supervillains. I just help the little guy. And in a big club like this, you tend to forget all about him."

Green Arrow (Oliver Queen) is a superhero recruited into the Justice League after the Thanagarian invasion. He came from a wealthy background, but held left-wing views from an early age. A skilled archer, he dressed himself as Robin Hood, developed an arsenal of trick arrows with various functions, dubbed himself Green Arrow and became a vigilante.

  • Adaptational Nice Guy: He lacks his comic book counterpart's smug and self-righteous personality that led to him becoming The Friend Nobody Likes. He also remains devoted to Black Canary once they start going out, while his comic book counterpart had a reputation for being a philanderer.
  • Badass Normal: His superpower is being a talented archer and hand-to-hand fighter.
  • Battle Couple: With Black Canary.
  • Bourgeois Bohemian: He comes from a wealthy background, but is a self-described 'old lefty' who marched against nuclear energy in college and sold his company to fund a career as a street-level vigilante.
  • Breakout Character: He is one of the most prominent characters outside of the Big Seven in the Unlimited seasons.
  • The Cameo: In Justice League vs. The Fatal Five, a statue of him appears in the superhero museum in the 31st century.
  • Character Development: In his debut episode, Green Arrow was highly skeptical of the entire League and their purpose, and his only initialy reason for sticking around was to get to know Black Canary. However, he later makes a Rousing Speech to the Original Seven members of the League (Superman, in particular) about all the good the League has done and will continue to do even if the Original Seven decided to retire.
  • The Conscience: He was recruited as this role in the form of the team's political adviser to deal with any possible slide into the Justice Lords. When tempers were running high about Cadmus, Oliver did not disappoint in saving the team's soul.
  • Crimefighting with Cash: Downplayed - possibly to avoid too much overlap with Batman. He's got the dough to do it, but seems to prefer wacky arrow-gadgets to, say, orbital space stations.
  • Deadpan Snarker: He has a very deadpan and sarcastic sense of humor, which is one of the reasons why he was recruited to provide the 'normal human' point of view, so in a way, the rest of the team is asking for it.
  • Determinator: No matter what enemies stand against him, Green Arrow never surrenders.
  • Faking the Dead: In "The Cat and the Canary" in order to prove a point to Wildcat.
  • Fire-Forged Friends: With Captain Atom.
  • The Heart: To a lesser extent than Flash. Batman specifically suggested his recruitment at the beginning of Unlimited for this reason, considering him to be Closer to Earth than most other superheroes.
  • Improbable Aiming Skills: It's his idiom, of course, but some of his shots do strain plausibility.
  • Intergenerational Friendship: With Supergirl - a very unexpected, plausible and touching development.
  • Jerkass Has a Point: Is the first to admit that Cadmus is entirely within their right to worry about the League becoming a threat, but is still willing to fight against the agency when the time comes.
  • Master Archer: The greatest bowman in the world, and so good he's a Badass Normal in a team largely composed of superpowered powerhouses.
  • Mythology Gag: His design resembles his comic book counterpart from the Silver Age.
  • Non-Idle Rich: He eventually sells his company for $3 billion (although he notes with taxes and legal fees he'd be lucky to get a billion and a half) to fully devote himself to crimefighting.
  • Only Sane Man: Batman specifically wanted him on the League for this reason.
  • Refusal of the Call: He never responded to the League's initial invitation to join, requiring John Stewart to track him down and more or less kidnap him with the teleporter, then tells Batman that he refused because "someone needs to look after the little guy." By the end of his debut episode, he accepts the offer to join, partially due to coming around to Batman's way of thinking, but mostly due to Black Canary.
  • Shipper on Deck: In "Far From Home", he is very clearly in favor of the budding courtship between Supergirl and Brainiac 5.
  • Small Steps Hero: In his first appearance, he openly identifies as this, noting that he fights smaller crimes that affect the little guy while the Justice League spends more time fighting monsters and aliens far away from home. Batman rebuts this convincingly:
    Batman: Those monsters you don't fight? They tend to step on little guys.
  • Straw Character: In this case, Straw Liberal as he's clearly liberal in his politics, but it isn't carried into a Flanderization. He often disagrees with the other heroes, but shows only respect for their abilities and their motives.
    Green Arrow: Is that a containment suit?
    Captain Atom: Uh-huh. I'm not flesh and blood anymore. Just living energy.
    Green Arrow: That wouldn't be nuclear energy, would it?
    Captain Atom: With a name like 'Captain Atom', what do you think?
    Green Arrow: I think you're what I marched against back in college!
  • Sympathy for the Devil: He should and does hate Project Cadmus for its very nature as a government shadow cabinet that answers to no one and does whatever it wants, but for as much as its members have tried to murder him, Ollie can perceive that their motivations and fears are largely sincere when it comes to the Justice League to the point that he finds himself meekly defending the concept of the likes of the Ultimen and Galatea as potential deterrence.
  • Theme Music Power-Up: He even sings his own theme song once!
  • Trick Arrow: He's a recurring character from Unlimited onwards, and naturally gets to show off his collection of trick arrows.
    Green Arrow: [freeing himself from ice] And Black Canary said a buzzsaw arrow was self-indulgent!

    Black Canary 

Black Canary (Dinah Lance)
Abilities: Sonic scream, martial arts master
Voiced by: Morena Baccarin
Appearances: Justice League Unlimited | Justice League vs. The Fatal Fivenote 

"If you call me 'girlfriend', I'm gonna dropkick you into the next county."

Black Canary (Dinah Lance) is a superhero who is a member of the Justice League after the Thanagarian invasion. She was trained by Wildcat and is one of the League's best hand-to-hand fighters with the ability to project a Sonic scream.

  • Always Someone Better: She's this to Huntress. Huntress is considered to be amongst the best female hand-to-hand combatants without superpowers in the world, but Black Canary is still a superior fighter to her (technically, Black Canary does have a superpower, but she prefers to just use her fighting skills whenever possible, she also didn't need to use her power to defeat Huntress in "Double Date").
  • Badass Biker: She owns her own motorcycle that she built herself that she rides very fast and daringly. As for the badass part, she's a heroic member of the Justice League and one of the best hand-to-hand fighters in the world, so she definitely qualifies.
  • Bad Powers, Good People: Her sonic abilities would deafen, kill or even shred an ordinary human, so she usually restricts them to inanimate objects or foes that she knows to have superhuman durability.
  • Battle Couple: With Green Arrow.
  • Blood Knight: She seems to enjoy a good scuffle, and even after all the violence that occurs in "Grudge Match", she still feels the need to goad Huntress into a private cage fight just to settle the score and see who is tougher.
  • Brainwashed and Crazy: In "Grudge Match", she is mind controlled along with other female Leaguers to fight in Roulette's underground ring.
  • Buxom Beauty Standard: She is quite well endowed, in addition to being one of the most skilled, and sought after, fighters in the Justice League. She's the reason for Green Arrow initially joining the league.
  • The Cameo: In Justice League vs. The Fatal Five, a statue of her appears in the superhero museum in the 31st century.
  • Civvie Spandex: She's dressed like a cocktail waitress.
  • Empowered Badass Normal: She is a excellent fighter. With the addition of her sonic power, she is more badass.
  • Fights Like a Normal: Her superpower is a bit too lethal to use against humans. Thankfully, she was trained by Wildcat, and is one of the League's best hand-to-hand fighters. Not to mention she can't use the Canary Cry for long—it's probably a good idea to conserve it. In "Double Date", she tries to use it for more than a few seconds against Mandragora. She can't take him down and winds up passing out.
  • Good Is Not Nice: She acts like an Anti-Hero, but fights for the side of justice.
  • Hair of Gold, Heart of Gold: Rash and violent tendencies aside, she's ultimately a heroic and good person who fights for justice, and she certainly has a fitting shade of hair for this trope.
  • Head-Turning Beauty: A few background events show that she's "noticed" by several League members. With Green Arrow, it's a Character Arc.
  • Hypocritical Humour: She expresses disdain for Huntress's romantic behaviour towards Question, but she can sometimes act that way herself around Green Arrow, though hers is a little more banter-like than flirtatious.
  • Ink-Suit Actor: She resembles a blonde version of her voice actress.
  • Jiggle Physics: Being one of the more well-endowed characters, she is prone to this in a few shots, like this one.
  • Leg Focus: She wears fishnets that show off every inch of her long and toned yet shapely legs.
  • Male Gaze: She tends to get subjected to these, mainly via camera shots that are focused on her curves, backside, and long shapely legs.
  • Most Common Superpower: Some scenes place emphasis on the fact that she has a pretty big rack, and she's among the toughest women on the planet.
  • Ms. Fanservice: She's got it all; an impressive chest, shapely legs, and the love and attention of the camera.
  • Red Oni, Blue Oni: She's generally more impulsive and hot-headed than Green Arrow. She decides the only way to stop Wildcat from fighting is to take him on herself, forcing Arrow to make her pass out and take her place instead. When forced to guard Mandagora, it's Canary who ends up hitting him in the face and getting them forced outside. She drives her motorcycle very fast and recklessly, to the point where Green Arrow is visibly scared when riding on it with her, and when he saves them from colliding with a train, instead of thanking him, she gets angry and chastises him for letting her bike get wrecked.
  • Reused Character Design: She was originally going to appear in The New Batman Adventures, but for whatever reason, those plans fell through. As a result, her character design was retooled into a character design for an incidental (an implied prostitute) in one New Batman Adventures episode, a background extra in the "Chase Me" short, and Batman Beyond: Return of the Joker, but that design was kept when she got to formally appear in Justice League.
  • She-Fu: Downplayed. She can sometimes use a very agile and acrobatic moveset when fighting, but usually she only does this when she's fighting fodder and she can afford to showboat. When taking on a serious challenger like Huntress, she mostly sticks to a simple but effective fighting style.
  • Single Woman Seeks Good Man: She acts like a bad girl, but she's in love with Green Arrow.
  • Super-Scream: Her Canary Cry, an ultrasonic scream capable of anything from incapacitating an opponent to wrecking a building. However, sustaining the scream for long periods of time can leave her exhausted.
  • Tomboy and Girly Girl: The tomboy to Huntress's girly girl. Huntress wears more pink in contrast to Canary's blue, employs an acrobatic fighting style and was quite dolled up while wearing a red dress in "Grudge Match". Meanwhile, despite also sometimes using her feminine wiles, Canary is personality-wise The Lad-ette. She's an adrenaline junkie, if the way she rides her motorcycle is any indication, and is a bit of a Blood Knight (being the one to goad Huntress into a cage fight at the end of said episode), and is grossed out by Huntress's flirty and sappy interaction with The Question in "Double Date". Downplayed as neither woman is overly masculine or feminine.
  • Tomboy with a Girly Streak: Dinah is an interesting case, as she's fairly feminine in appearance and wardrobe, wearing waitress stockings and a fair amount of make-up, and she's not above flaunting her stuff when it suits her, but personality-wise she's rather tomboyish. She seems to enjoy a good fight and is an excellent combatant in general, she built her own motorcycle which she also drives quite recklessly especially when in a pursuit. She also finds Huntress's flirtatious behaviour towards The Question to be quite off-putting.
  • Violently Protective Girlfriend: She punched Mandragora when he makes a nasty insult against Green Arrow.
  • Vitriolic Best Buds: With Huntress after some initial...rivalries. In "Grudge Match", The Question even asks Huntress why she's so concerned about Black Canary's behaviour, considering their previous altercation involved Canary beating her up.
  • Wrench Wench: After her motorcycle is destroyed during a pursuit, she mentions she rebuilt it by hand.

    The Question 

The Question (Charles Szasz/Victor Sage)
Abilities: investigation, deductive skills, fighting prowess
Voiced by: Jeffrey Combs
Appearances: Justice League Unlimited

"Few even think to ask the question..."

The Question is a superhero and a member of the Justice League after the Thanagarian invasion. He has conspiracy theories and brilliant deductive skills. He uses a special flesh-colored mask that covered his face, along with a special yellow gas that could change the colors of his hair and clothing.

  • Adaptational Wimp: In the comics he's considered one of the top martial artists in the DC universe, trained by Richard Dragon (who jockeys for position with Lady Shiva as the best martial artist in DC comics). Here, while he is certainly a capable fighter, he's more known for his eccentricities and detective skills than for his combat abilities, and loses to Green Arrow (who is himself skilled, but nothing really special) in a hand-to-hand fight.
  • Agent Mulder: The guy believes that aglets have a sinister purpose, and that topically applied fluoride renders teeth visible by spy satellite. On the other hand, he's proven to be a highly talented detective, either in spite of his paranoia or even perhaps because of it. For what it's worth, he did nail it with his theory about Baskin Robbins' secret, hidden Flavor 32.
  • Anti-Hero: His interrogation techniques are similar to Batman's, but he's even more ruthless. Plus he had no problem with hunting down and killing Luthor without the League's knowledge if it kept the world safe from Armageddon and the League's reputation as heroes in tact.
  • Arkham's Razor: The entire reason Batman recruited him, as he notes in "The Doomsday Sanction." Even "The World's Greatest Detective" needs a tenuous connection to get results; Question has a unique ability to learn world-shattering secrets starting from absolutely nothing.
    Batman: I admit, he's wound a bit too tightly. But if anyone can find a hidden link from Luthor to Cadmus, he's the man.
  • Armor-Piercing Question:
    • He gets one on Superman when he confronts him with the possibility of a war between the League and Cadmus if Luthor became president, which Superman doesn't properly respond to:
      Superman: We would never fight the government!
      The Question: Not even if Luthor was the government?
    • He has another extended exchange in "Flashpoint" where he discusses his attempt to murder Luthor:
      The Question: I went to kill Luthor so that you wouldn't be able to.
      Superman: That's not how we do things.
      Question: How do we do things, Superman? Your counterpart killed Luthor, this Luthor is scheming to enrage you...
      Superman: Doing a pretty good job of it.
      The Question: Ruining your reputation, turning your friends and comrades against you, creating a superpowered arms race, but you cannot succumb!
      Superman: I can shut down Cadmus without killing Luthor.
      The Question: Carry on, then. If you're wrong, it's not like it's the end of the world, right?
  • Badass Bookworm: He is one of the greatest detectives in the DCAU and a The Chessmaster to boot and involves interrogating suspects and beating up their security detail.
  • Badass Longcoat: In the time honored tradition of detectives, he wears one. The difference is that he's investigating super villians.
  • Badass Normal: One of the 'non-supers' in the league. Justified as his talents are detective work, not super powers. Batman hints Vic may be the superior detective, in part due to his open mind. After all, Batman only considers sane theories, which - in a superhero universe - is more of a limitation than it sounds.
  • Battle Couple: With Huntress. They casually discuss dating plans while kicking butt.
  • The Blank: His gadget hides everything on his face.
  • Breakout Character: He is one of the most popular characters in the Unlimited seasons.
  • Car Fu: He does this to a group of Darkseid's Parademons during the series finale. He even punches one out of his window.
  • Catchphrase: "Obvious, in hindsight."
  • Cloud Cuckoolander: Comes with his status as the League's resident Conspiracy Theorist.
  • Coat, Hat, Mask: His "power suit" consists of a blue overcoat, fedora, and that skin mask of his.
  • Comically Missing the Point: When Supergirl expresses shock that he goes through her trash he responds with a scoff and says, "Please. I go through everyone's trash."
  • Conspiracy Theorist: The full extent of his theories have not been revealed, but he believes in a single, all-encompassing cabal of powerful individuals who have ruled the earth since Ancient Egypt, currently connected to such diverse phenomena as Crop Circles and boy bands. He hasn't figured out how it all ties together, but he's convinced that it does. There is also a hidden background to the plastic tip on the end of shoelaces, aglets, whose true purpose is sinister.
    Question: Topically applied fluoride doesn't prevent tooth decay. It does render teeth detectable by spy satellite.
  • Crazy Survivalist: (Then again, he has been right before...)
    Green Arrow: Does everything have a sinister motive in your world?
    Question: Yours too. You just don't know it yet.
  • Creepy Monotone: Used as often for comedic effect as gravitas. He sings a pop song while breaking into a research lab.
  • Deadpan Snarker: Every time Green Arrow mocks his theories he has an appropriate zinger in response. He also trades barbs with his girlfriend during stake-outs.
  • Demoted to Extra: He undergoes this to a certain extent after the Cadmus arc. He was still there, but he wasn't a big part of the plot anymore.
  • Didn't See That Coming: He certainly didn't count on the fact that Luthor's presidential campaign is a complete fake, just to spite Superman. Nor that he would have super strength, though to be fair, Luthor himself didn't see that coming either.
  • Entertainingly Wrong: Much like Rorschach in Watchmen he connects the dots and thinks he's latched on to the truth only to realize that he reasoned, understandably and plausibly, on wrong premises, the League!Earth is not going to follow the Lord!Earth timeline, League!Supes would never break his one rule like Lords!Supes would and ultimately the real plot was Brainiac hijacking Luthor's body and mind for his own purposes and Luthor decides that he'd rather be a God. However, he was almost proven right, when Superman had, for one moment, intended to kill Luthor.
  • Establishing Character Moment: This exchange he has with Green Arrow and Supergirl tells you everything you need to know about the Question.
    Green Arrow: Hold your horses. No one asked for more help. This whole trip must just prove that the kid shouldn't eat nachos before bed.
    Question: Peanut butter sandwiches.
    Supergirl: How did y—what, do you go through my trash?
    Question: Please. I go through everyone's trash.
  • Expy: To Rorschach—which is weird, when Rorschach was originally an Expy of him. Question shares many of Rorschach's mannerisms and traits: a Combat Pragmatist fighting style, poor hygiene, lackluster social skills, being widely viewed as a deranged weirdo by other heroes, and even his unmasked appearance, heavily-bruised and considered ugly, resembles Rorschach's. Like Rorschach, he also spends most of the story locked onto a hunch that turns out to have been wrong due to being tossed red herrings by a billionaire he ultimately loses badly to. That said, he does lack Rorschach's more genuinely unsavory elements: he's able to form a good relationship with a woman that is implied to be intimate, something completely beyond Rorschach, and he never brings up his political views beyond a suggestion that he, like most of Ditko's characters, leans towards Randian objectivism.
  • The Faceless: Complete with Dramatic Unmask in "Flashpoint".
  • Failed a Spot Check: Dismisses Huntress's concerns about Black Canary in the episode "Grudge Match" only for her suspicions to turn out to be right on the money. Just goes to show that even the Question is fallible.
  • The Fatalist: As a nod to how his creator Steve Ditko envisoned him, he cites the Law of Identity as part of his reasoning why he believes that the League will eventually become like the Justice Lords if Luthor ever became president regardless of assertions to the contrary.
    Question: Everything that exists has a specific nature. Each entity exists as something in particular and has characteristics that are part of what it is. "A" is "A". And no matter what reality he calls home, Luthor is Luthor.
  • The Friend Nobody Likes: His lone wolf nature and Cloudcuckoolander sensibility gives him this status among the Justice League. Especially given his conspiracy theorist tendencies and creepier behaviors like going through the trash of his fellow League members.
    • When Batman announces that he's put him in charge of anti-Cadmus research, the rest of the seven, which includes Superman and Martian Manhunter complain and groan - and Batman, of all people, admits that the Question is "wound a little too tight".
    • He and Green Arrow do tend to partner up a lot, since their power level and skill sets suit them to investigation work. Arrow isn't always thrilled about it, but he's willing to go along.
    • Superman attempts to avert this in his usual way, even if the Question constantly rebukes what he has to say, Clark does his best to reassure him that his view of things won't come to pass, but the Question stubbornly refuses to change what he thinks.
  • Go Mad from the Revelation: When he learns all about the Justice Lords. While he was already eccentric, he becomes noticeably more unstable in response to this discovery.
  • Good Cannot Comprehend Evil: He is usually good at avoiding this, but he fails to realize how petty Luthor truly was.
  • Good Is Not Nice: Unlike the League, he has no problems with murdering people to ensure they won't be a problem in the future.
  • Great Detective: He's just as good as a detective as Batman is if not better. After all, Batman trusted him to find the link between Cadmus and Luthor instead of doing it himself.
  • Hidden Heart of Gold: The Question is incredibly cynical, paranoid, and intrusive as a person, rarely caring what someone else thinks about his methods. But despite it all, the Question does care about the others: He helps Huntress with her personal vendetta purely because he liked her, rather than the promise of Cadmus info she offered. And while he ultimately attempts to kill Luthor so that there isn't a repeat of the Justice Lords, he does so in a manner to ensure the rest of the League won't be dragged down with him, and specifically cites that Superman's legacy, a man he had been on edge about and extremely doubtful of, will remain intact.
  • Informed Attractiveness: Or lack thereof. Question admits upon being unmasked that Huntress was correct in her assumption that he was ugly. This is despite the fact he appears pretty standard for male superheroes in the style of the DCAU.
    • This may be an homage to Watchmen’s Rorschach, who was inspired by The Question. Rorschach is also a paranoid conspiracist detective who’s unpopular with other heroes, and also has red hair (Question dyes it black) and is considered ugly by others.
  • Improvised Weapon: The Question does not carry weapons, and trusts to the environment to provide defense and distraction. Notable examples include a potted plant, a computer monitor, a bedpan and a grenade belt. He fully intended to assassinate Lex Luthor with his tie.
  • I "Uh" You, Too: Finds it a bit difficult to properly confess his feelings for Huntress.
  • Lighter and Softer: This incarnation is more like Steve Ditko's Question, albeit one with a less stringent morality.
  • Lonely Together: Implied to be the bedrock of his relationship with Huntress. He was the only one who tried to help her resolve her personal vendettas and actually treats her respectfully, mainly because he's also seen as a crazed loner Anti-Hero who doesn't play nice with other members of the League.
  • Made of Iron: Gets captured and tortured by Cadmus for a while: he holds out, and within a few hours of his rescue he's back in the thick of things.
  • Manchurian Agent: The eighth issue of the Justice League Unlimited tie-in comic has him be used as a secretly brainwashed infiltrator by an unknown party (revealed to be Brain Storm). He's so paranoid that he winds up figuring himself out before he can actually do any damage.
  • Mellow Fellow: Never gets angry and rarely breaks his Creepy Monotone, no matter what happens. Well, there was that time he discovered info about the Justice Lords...
  • Necessarily Evil: Tries to invoke this against Luthor to ensure that the Justice Lords don't happen in their world by killing him before it could happen.
  • Nerves of Steel: For a hero with no real powers, it takes guts to stand up to Galatea - who's as strong as Supergirl and more than capable of murder at her slightest whim - and tell her to kill him to prove his point. (And let his teammate get an open shot at her.)
  • Not So Above It All: He awkwardly admits to Huntress at the end of Double Date that he went along with her plans because he found her attractive.
  • Obfuscating Stupidity: While he is very much a crackpot, The Question is also far sharper than he lets on. His detective skills are actually on par with Batman's - if not better, as Batman has problems with Arbitrary Skepticism despite his best efforts; oddities such as Supergirl's Psychic Dreams and Clone Angst tend to throw him off, while Vic is essentially a Heinlein detective; able to reason logically with unfamiliar, hard-to-believe facts as easily as with the commonplace.
  • Odd Friendship: With Green Arrow, his off-on investigating partner, who is an archer and basically his Agent Scully.
  • Official Couple: With Huntress, who becomes his girlfriend and also an investigation partner.
  • Plausible Deniability: Invoked. He knows that if he kills Luthor, nobody will blame the League...because the Question's a well known nutjob, who even the League just about tolerates.
  • The Power of Trust: One JLU comic book had a story where the paranoid Question tries to find which member of the League had planted a bomb. He refuses help from the other heroes since he distrusts all of them. It turned out to have been done by himself, under a villain's mind control. Obviously An Aesop about the fact that sometimes you just have to trust others. Extra points for having The Question rescued by Martian Manhunter, his prime suspect.
  • Properly Paranoid: Often times his suspicions are confirmed. There was a secret thirty-second flavor.
  • Right for the Wrong Reasons: Either he's the world champion at this particular trope, or there really is a centuries-long, absolutely secret military/industrial conspiracy linking boy bands, crop circles, the 32nd flavor at Baskin-Robbins, actors being elected to public office, the Girl Scouts, and...much, much more.
  • Sanity Slippage: Admittedly not particularly stable to begin with; he gets much worse in his realization that You Can't Fight Fate.
  • The Soulsaver: He stops Helena from killing Mandagora, since it would mean that she would put his son Edgar through the same trauma she went through. This is also why he decides to kill Luthor, rather than risk Superman doing it one day. Taking Luthor's life, or any life, would ruin Superman personally and morally, but the Question feels that he, as "a well-known crackpot", can bear that burden better and keep the League's reputation in tact.
  • Soundtrack Dissonance: Pumps a guy for information while blasting generic pop music.
  • Strong Girl, Smart Guy: With Huntress, as he mainly does detective work while she acts as the muscle.
  • Team Member in the Adaptation: Vic was usually more of a loner in the comics, but here he's part of the League.
  • What the Heck Is an Aglet?: "The plastic tips at the end of shoelaces are called aglets. Their true purpose is sinister."
  • Who Shot JFK?: According to Question: "There was a magic bullet. It was forged by Illuminati mystics to prevent us from learning the truth!"


Metamorpho (Rex Mason)
Abilities: self-transmutation into any element or combination of elements, shapeshifting, United States Marine Corps military training
Voiced by: Tom Sizemore
Appearances: Justice League

Rex Mason is a former Marine who served with John Stewart before becoming an executive at Stagg Enterprises. After revealing to his boss Simon Stagg that he was leaving the company and marrying his daughter Sapphire, Stagg set him up to be exposed to a mutagen as a test subject for his "Metamorpho" project. He's later considered for membership in the League after Superman is seemingly disintegrated by Toyman before finally joining it during the League's expansion after the Thanagarian invasion.

  • Blessed with Suck: Mason's powers come bundled with a freakish appearance.
  • Demoted to Extra: He had a two part episode dedicated to him in the first season. After that, he's usually just seen in the background without any speaking lines.
  • Fashionable Asymmetry: His default form.
  • Hair Today, Gone Tomorrow: Rex used to have a full head of hair. But when he became Metamorpho, Rex is now bald.
  • Hidden Depths: Despite the front he puts on, he actually looks up to his friend John Stewart and wishes that he too could be a hero.
  • Nigh-Invulnerable: His powers allow him to change his chemical make up to avoid taking damage.
  • Ugly Guy, Hot Wife: Downplayed. He and Sapphire are engaged and the trope took into effect after his accident (Rex was quite the looker before it), Sapphire doesn't seem to mind though.
  • Underwear of Power: In his default human appearance, Metamorpho is naked except for his underwear of power — which therefore are presumably part of his body.
  • Voluntary Shapeshifting



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    Captain Atom 

Captain Atom (Nathaniel Adams)
Abilities: Super strength, flight, invulnerability, energy projection, incorporeal survival beyond 'death'
Voiced by: George Eads ("Initiation") and Chris Cox ("The Greatest Story Never Told" onward)
Appearances: Justice League Unlimited | Justice League vs. The Fatal Fivenote 

A former captain in the United States Air Force: an experiment reduced him to a sentient cloud of nuclear radiation, and he now inhabits a human-shaped containment suit. In addition to the typical powers, he can both generate and absorb any kind of radiation.

  • Adaptational Wimp: His comic book counterpart is a Physical God with almost unmatched powers to manipulate any kind of energy and being borderline unkillable. Here, he goes down against Superman.
  • The Cameo: In Justice League vs. The Fatal Five, a statue of him appears in the superhero museum in the 31st century.
  • Determinator: In "Flashpoint", he stubbornly fights Superman despite both of them knowing that he is less powerful and could never win in a one-on-one match. Superman is then forced to beat him into submission.
  • Energy Beings: There's just a luminous, deadly cloud inside that robotic-looking shell.
  • Fire-Forged Friends: With Green Arrow. Despite their different ideals, they’re close friends by the end of the series.
  • Face–Heel Turn: Cadmus manipulates him into a Face–Heel Turn by way of his Air Force commission in the second season of Unlimited. He returns to supporting the League as soon as those orders are countermanded.
  • Going Critical: If anything ruptures that suit, things will get bad for the Captain, and much worse for anybody nearby.
  • The Good Captain: And he earned that rank, too. It does cause some problems when his loyalty to the military conflicts with his loyalty to the Justice League.
  • Heel–Face Turn: When Cadmus attacks the Watchtower, he chooses to fight alongside his fellow heroes again.
  • Lawful Stupid: See My Country, Right or Wrong.
  • Man of Kryptonite: He can emit any kind of radiation. While fighting Superman in "Flashpoint", he replicates the 'red sun' energy signature that slowly drains Superman's powers: he might have been able to replicate real Kryptonite instead, but he was not fighting to kill - just to win.
  • My Country, Right or Wrong: Eiling reactivates his commission to the Air Force, resulting in his Face–Heel Turn when he attacks Superman to keep him from rescuing Question instead of trying to see if Superman was justified in his actions first.
  • Mythology Gag: In "Task Force X", he and Plastique have two interactions. In the comics during the '90's, the two were romantically involved and even got married (although it received complaints from fans that their romance was mostly informed than shown).
  • The Stoic: He's curt and clipped in his speech, and usually prefers receiving orders to making speeches.


Vixen (Mari McCabe)
Abilities: animal ability replication
Voiced by: Gina Torres
Appearances: Justice League Unlimited | Justice League vs. The Fatal Fivenote 

"What makes you think I know anything about the jungle? I live in a loft in Chelsea."

Vixen (Mari McCabe) is a member of the Justice League after the Thanagarian invasion. In her civilian life, she is a fashion model. She also dated John Stewart after Hawkgirl resigned from the league. Vixen is in possession of a mystical amulet, that, upon being touched, allows her to mimic the abilities of any animal of her choice, all without changing her form.

  • Animal Themed Super Being: A vixen is a female fox, and she has the ability to take on the abilities of any animal she can think of, such as the strength of an elephant or the speed of a cheetah.
  • Battle Aura: Whenever she taps into her totem's power, the animal chosen briefly appears as an incorporeal or astral projection.
  • Beauty Equals Goodness: She's kindhearted and caring, and works as a model.
  • Brainwashed and Crazy: In "Grudge Match", she is mind-controlled along with other female Leaguers to fight in Roulette's underground ring.
  • The Cameo: In Justice League vs. The Fatal Five, a statue of her appears in the superhero museum in the 31st century.
  • Imagination-Based Superpower: If Vixen can picture an animal doing it, then she can do it too. While her most common powers are the speed of a cheetah and the strength of an elephant, she also demonstrates remarkable creativity with some other choices, such as the kicking strength of a donkey or the constricting "hug" of an anaconda.
  • Logical Weakness: While the Tantu Totem grants her the power of animal she chooses, she's still a human being, and so any animal ability based on particular anatomy (such as a bird's wings) is out of her reach.
  • Love Triangle: She's involved in one with with John and Hawkgirl.
  • Male Gaze: There are lots of shots focused on her toned backside and bust, which are often specifically emphasized in her scenes.
  • The Missus and the Ex: Gets put on a team with Hawkgirl for a space mission, which makes John Stewart very anxious. They end up getting along very well and by the mission's end, swap embarrassing stories about John.
  • Most Common Super Power: She has a very large bust.
  • Ms. Fanservice: She's got it all, and it comes with being a model.
  • Mutually Exclusive Power-Ups: She can use only one ability at a time.
  • Navel-Deep Neckline: Just like her comic book counterpart, she wears a form-fitting orange body suit with a long neckline that reaches her navel as her superhero uniform.
  • Nice Girl: Sexiness and bigotry aside, she's really sweet, caring, kindhearted and compassionate.
  • Noble Bigot: Despite her romantic rivalry and her grievances against her for being part of the Thanagarian invasion, she still collaborates with Hawkgirl like a teammate.
  • Powers via Possession: Vixen was in possession of a mystical amulet, that upon being touched, allowed her to mimic the abilities of any animal of her choice all without changing her form. Her powers did have restrictions though; she did seem to be incapable of mimicking animals that could fly.
  • Romantic False Lead: For John. By the end of the show, John Stewart's relationship with Vixen is treated respectably enough that, even when Shayera learns of her and John's future offspring Warhawk, John still refuses to leave Vixen (who is actually injured at that time) instantly simply because destiny says otherwise. He will instead wait for everything to happen between the three of them organically (and presumably post-series finale, if the fact that Rex/Warhawk is Shayera and John's Kid from the Future says something). Shayera, though logically not happy, more or less accepts his decision and, instead of complaining, she goes have a talk with Batman (so he can tell her about Warhawk).
  • Statuesque Stunner: It comes with being a professional model in her downtime.
  • Vitriolic Best Buds: Vixen ends up befriending Shayera, even saving her life at some point, and Shayera doesn't make too much of a fuss at their relationship despite the unspoken, though sometimes blatantly hinted-at, tensions still existing.

    Hawk & Dove 

Hawk and Dove (Hank and Don Hall)
Abilities: Enhanced strength and agility, low level super-speed
Voiced by: Fred Savage (Hawk), Jason Hervey (Dove)
Appearances: Justice League Unlimited

Hawk & Dove are a pair of brothers who are a team of superheroes and members of the Justice League.

    Mister Miracle 

Mister Miracle
Abilities: Superhuman strength, stamina, durability, flight (using Aero Disks), mastery of escape artistry
Voiced by: Ioan Gruffudd (adult), Zack Shada (young)
Appearances: Batman Beyond, Justice League Unlimited

Scott Free was the son of Highfather traded to Darkseid for Orion as part of the peace treaty between New Genesis and Apokolips. After several attempts to escape from Apokolips, he eventually succeeded, along with his wife, Barda, and the two became heroes on Earth.

  • Arch-Enemy: He considers Granny Goodness to be his.
  • Batman Gambit: Pulls an impressive one on Granny Goodness with J'onn's help. Predicting that Granny will refuse to return Oberon after he delivers Kalibak to her, he has J'onn disguise himself as Kalibak and read Oberon's location from her mind, so the Flash can rescue him.
  • Battle Couple: With Big Barda.
  • Charles Atlas Superpower: Zigzagged. His superhuman strength is a result of being a New God, but his ability to escape death traps? He practiced by trying to escape Granny Goodness's orphanage.
  • Determinator: Withstood growing up as a ward of Granny Goodness without having his will broken.
  • Expressive Mask: Wears one that covers his whole face.
  • Happily Married: To Big Barda.
  • Tiny Guy, Huge Girl: The tiny guy to Barda's huge girl. Granted, he's not that much smaller than her, but it's enough to be notable.

    Big Barda 

Big Barda
Abilities: Superhuman strength, stamina, durability, Female Furies combat training
Voiced by: Farrah Forke
Appearances: Batman Beyond, Justice League Unlimited

Big Barda is a New God from Apokolips who is married to Mister Miracle and would later become a member of the Justice League.

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Vigilante (Gregory Sanders)
Abilities: Gunfighter, expert driver... student starship driver
Voiced by: Michael Rosenbaum ("Task Force X"), Nathan Fillion ("Hunter's Moon" onward)
Appearances: Justice League Unlimited

"You had best watch what you say about Mr. Clint Eastwood."

Vigilante is a gunman hero garbed as a cowboy, and member of the expanded Justice League.

  • A-Team Firing: He can't hit the broadside of the barn if the episode needs him to. Shayera lampshades this.
    Shayera: Can you even see where you're shooting at!?
  • Badass Biker: He uses a bike for transportation.
  • Badass Normal: No powers other than guns, a lasso, skill, tenacity and sheer bravery.
  • Cowboy: His whole theme.
  • Day in the Limelight: He gets a bit more Screentime in "Hunter's Moon" and "Patriot Act".
  • Fanboy: Of Clint Eastwood. He even says to Shining Knight to watch what he says about his character in Dirty Harry, if he wants to keep watching movies at his room.
  • Fantastic Racism: Towards Thanagarians for torturing him during the invasion, to a point he addresses Hawkgirl by this name as a Fantastic Slur. He also called the Thanagarians "filthy hawks".
  • Guns Akimbo: He wields a pair of revolvers as his standard weapons.
  • The Gunslinger: In keeping with his Old West theme.
  • Heterosexual Life-Partners: With Shining Knight.
  • Improbable Aiming Skills: Zigzagged. While he is a skilled gunman, he prefers shooting several bullets at once rather than making precision shots, ensuring that at least one bullet will hit its mark.
  • Noble Bigot: Despite his Fantastic Racism against the Thanagarians for the invasion and torturing and against Hawkgirl for her participation, he still cooperates with the latter.
  • Odd Friendship: One's a modern-day vigilante with a fondness for cowboys, the other is an Arthurian knight Fish out of Temporal Water who still clings to his culture even if he's not in the right era. How they managed to strike a Bromance is anybody's guess, but probably stems from them both being Seven Soldiers of Victory members in the comics.
  • Primary-Color Champion: Vigilante's heroic outfit consists of a white cowboy hat, white pants, a long-sleeved blue t-shirt, and a red bandanna.
  • Revolvers Are Just Better: His favorite weapons, keeping with his Cowboy theme. If "Hunter's Moon" is to be believed, it seems he uses Laser Cartridges.
  • Those Two Guys: With Shining Knight.
  • Tragic Bigot: Given that he was tortured during the Thangarian invasion, it can be understandable why he viewed them as "filthy hawks".

    Shining Knight 

Shining Knight (Sir Justin)
Abilities: Fighting abilities with sword and hand-to-hand; enchanted arms and armor
Voiced by: Chris Cox
Appearances: Justice League Unlimited

A knight of Arthur's court thrown into the present.


S.T.R.I.P.E. (Pat Dugan)
Abilities: Normal human; mechanized suit provides flight, invulnerability, super-strength, beam and missile weaponry
Voiced by: Phil LaMarr
Appearances: Justice League Unlimited

Stargirl's stepfather, Pat Dugan...or more precisely, S.T.R.I.P.E., the codename for the bulky, clunky-looking Powered Armor that he fights crime with.

  • Badass Family: With Stargirl, his stepdaughter.
  • Badass Normal: He's a normal man with a badass piece of Powered Armor.
  • Cool Old Guy: If it weren't for Wildcat, he'd probably be the oldest guy on the team.
  • Deadpan Snarker: He only really got lines during "Chaos at the Earth's Core", but this seems to be his favored means of bursting Stargirl's self-importance.
    Pat: If I was you, I wouldn't talk behind somebody's back when they got super-hearing.
  • Powered Armor: Starts off as more of a Mini-Mecha before gradually becoming more like this in the final season.
  • Red Oni, Blue Oni: He is the Blue to Stargirl's red-oni tendencies.
  • Those Two Guys: With Stargirl, although the episodes that include them tend to focus on her.


Stargirl (Courtney Whitmore)
Abilities: Normal human: power staff supplies flight, telekinesis and energy projection
Voiced by: Giselle Loren
Appearances: Justice League Unlimited

Stargirl is a member of the Justice League, who joined the League sometime after the Thanagarian invasion alongside S.T.R.I.P.E her partner/step-father.

  • Alpha Bitch: Sort of. She's vain and fame seeking, has a large sense of entitlement, and mocks and belittles those around her to ease her own feelings... but she does go out there and risk her life regularly for the public good.
  • Badass Family: With S.T.R.I.P.E., her stepfather.
  • Badass Normal: All of Stargirl's powers are actually derived from her Cosmic Staff; she has no superpowers of her own. And let's face it, how many teenage girls, if granted a weapon that fired energy blasts and enabled them to fly, would use the weapon to fight supervillains?
  • Bratty Teenage Daughter: In addition to the Alpha Bitch traits mentioned above, S.T.R.I.P.E. is in fact her stepdad and partner.
  • Character Development: Over the course of "Chaos at the Earth's Core", she comes to respect Supergirl and ultimately saves her life. By the end of the episode, the two seem to be starting a friendship, with each of them complaining to the other about their respective overprotective relatives.
    • By "Patriot Act", she's more concerned with the lives of civilians than her own heroics. When the newly-monstrous General Eiling attacks, she captures him in a lasso of energy and immediately starts flying away to minimize damage: "We're taking this somewhere else! Haven't you ever heard of innocent bystanders?"
  • Clothes Make the Superman: She gets her powers from her cosmic staff, which allows her to fly, direct telekinesis, and shoot beams of energy.
  • Driven by Envy: She gets very jealous upon seeing Supergirl's popularity in Japan.
  • Flight: She wields a cosmic staff that enabled her to fly.
  • Glory Hound: While she usually means well, she is fame seeking, and believes her heroics deserve more recognition.
  • Headbutting Heroes: With Supergirl in "Chaos at the Earth's Core" though by the end of the episode, they've formed a tentative sort-of friendship.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: She may be a bit bratty, but she cares about helping people and has no patience for evil.
  • Kid Hero: In the comics, Stargirl debuted as a 16-year-old kid. While her age isn't explicitly stated in JLU, she lives with her stepdad and is drawn as a teenage girl. The tie-in comics establish that she is indeed still a teenager and attends high school.
  • Leeroy Jenkins: Her impetuosity sometimes gets the best of her performance.
  • Little Miss Badass: The youngest member of the league after Billy Batson, but fights giant monsters, supervillains, and alien invasions without pause.
  • Primary-Color Champion: Stargirl's heroic outfit consists of a mixture of red, white, and blue.
  • Team Member in the Adaptation: Courtney and Pat were more associated with the Justice Society in the comics, but here they're part of the League thanks to the absence of the Society.
  • Those Two Guys: When she appears, she's with S.T.R.I.P.E..
  • Took a Level in Kindness: She does become nicer over time.


Supergirl (Kara Kent/Kara In-Ze)

Voiced by: Nicholle Tom
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    Booster Gold 

Booster Gold (Michael Jon "Booster" Carter)
Abilities: Twenty-fifth century education; suit provides flight, invulnerability, possibly other abilities
Voiced by: Tom Everett Scott (Booster Gold, Justice League Unlimited), Bruce Timm (Booster Gold, Batman and Harley Quinn), and Billy West (Skeets)
Appearances: Justice League Unlimited | Batman and Harley Quinnnote 

Booster Gold is a shamelessly self-promoting superhero from the year 2462, who travled to the present and became a member of the Justice League after the Thanagarian invasion. Accompanied by his Robot Buddy Skeets who usually tries to balance out Michael's grandstanding behavior while aiding him.

  • Alleged Lookalikes: He frequently gets confused for Green Lantern, much to his annoyance and confusion. Even ignoring their ethnicities being different, their costumes aren't even the same color.
  • Attention Whore: He might be a hero, but he clearly wants people to know who he is just as much as he wants to save them.
  • Breakout Character: His A Day in the Limelight episode leads to him being an Ascended Extra in Batman: The Brave and the Bold (which leads to him also being featured in Justice League Action).
  • Character Development:
    • After "The Greatest Story Never Told", he seems to abandon his grandstanding and adopts a professional commitment to helping others.
    • Notably, despite previously being sidelined to minimal roles, he takes an active role in repelling the Dark Heart, providing disaster relief in New Mexico after the fusion cannon is fired, repels the attack of the cloned Ultimen on the Watchtower II, and answered the League's call to arms when Darkseid's forces invaded.
  • Clothes Make the Superman: All of his superpowers come from his costume and equipment.
  • Creator Cameo: Bruce Timm voices his vocal cameo in Batman and Harley Quinn.
  • Crouching Moron, Hidden Badass: When he's not seeking glory, he can be a pretty good superhero if he tries hard enough.
  • A Day in the Limelight: The only episode to really focus on him is "The Greatest Story Never Told".
  • Deadpan Snarker: It's so habitual that even his robot has started picking up the habit.
  • Earn Your Happy Ending: In the end, he was willing to risk his own life to put an end to the menace. He eventually succeeded, and even though this deed didn't grant him his wanted mega-fame, it did earn him admiration (and possibly something more) from Dr. Simmons, who saw the heroism in him when he was no longer capable of seeing it himself.
  • Flight: Not exceptional in the League, although judging by his ability to escape gravity wells, he can generate a lot of thrust.
  • The Friend Nobody Likes: Downplayed. The founding members of the League aren’t blind to his antics and treat him accordingly, though other Leaguers seem to accept him (though are also aware of his glory-seeking) if his background appearances are any indication.
  • Glory Seeker: Although he promoted himself as a fighter for justice, in reality, he left the future in pursuit of mega-fame and fortune.
  • The Greatest Story Never Told: It's even the title of the episode. While the others are busy with an evil wizard, Booster Gold is sucked into dealing single-handed with a catastrophe indirectly caused by the offscreen battle. The others never get to know about this.
  • Inferiority Superiority Complex: For however big his ego may be, he's aware that he's not well-liked among more prominent heroes and is relatively unknown to the public. We get a glimpse of his low self-esteem in the climax of his episode, where he cracks from the Trauma Conga Line and confesses to Dr. Simmons that he was a loser back home too and it's part of why he went back to the past to try to become rich and famous.
  • It's All About Me: Lessened, at least temporarily, by his deep sense of failure near the end of "The Greatest Story Never Told".
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: A narcissist, but - deep inside - a hero.
  • Robot Buddy: Skeets.
  • Sure, Let's Go with That: In the tie-in comics, Kara mentions that when Booster debuted, he originally wanted to use something else as his superhero name (likely Goldstar, per as that's what he wanted in comics), but stumbled over his words and said his nickname instead. Apparently, the news spread word of it before he could object.
  • Those Two Guys: In the tie-in comics with Blue Beetle.
  • Time Travel: He travelled to the past to seek glory as a superhero.
  • Time Travel for Fun and Profit: In the comics, this is purposely invoked (he actually has a deeper reason to act like a pompous buffoon abusing time travel). Not clear if this is the case in the animated version.
  • Trauma Conga Line: During the events of "The Greatest Story Never Told". It's not clear if he's always a Butt-Monkey or if this is an incredibly bad day for him.

    Mister Terrific 

Mister Terrific (Michael Holt)
Abilities: Super-intelligence: inventions provide additional powers

Mr. Terrific is a member of the Justice League who joined sometime after the Thanagarian invasion.

  • Ascended Extra:
    • He was only The Cameo prior to Unlimited Season 2, where he then became the League's new main Mission Control after J'onn takes a leave of absence in "To Another Shore".
    • After spending Unlimited as a Mission Control, he gets to see action as a main character in Vs. The Fatal Five.
  • Genius Bruiser: Uses his T-Spheres for power and is able to outsmart Luthor. He's considered to be one of the three smartest people on Earth by Batman (Word of God is that he's in third place, and it is confirmed in the show that Luthor is in first place).
  • The Leader: Not so much. He's Mission Control and in charge of League deployments, but not being a founding member, he lacks J'onn's moral and disciplinary authority.
  • Living Prop: Although a super-genius would be very useful in planning planet-wide superhero logistics, Mr. Terrific gets almost no focus until late in the series, when somebody has to take over Mission Control.
  • Mission Control: After J'onn takes a leave of absence.


Steel (John Henry Irons)

See here for more information.

    Doctor Fate 

Doctor Fate (Kent Nelson)
Abilities: Expert sorceror; helmet provides immense magical abilities, exact limits unknown
Voiced by: George DelHoyo, Oded Fehr

Doctor Fate is a powerful magic user who joined the Justice League sometime after the Thanagarian invasion. He and Superman knew each other prior to the series.

See here for more information.


Zatanna Zatara

Voiced by: Julie Brown (Batman: The Animated Series), Stacie Randall (Gotham Girls), Jennifer Hale (Justice League, "This Little Piggy"), Juliet Landau (Justice League Unlimited, "The Balance"note ).

Zatanna is a magician and stage performer with real magical powers, who joined the Justice League after the Thanagarian invasion.

See here for more info about her.


Fire (Beatriz da Costa)
Abilities: Fire projection, transformation into fire, flight
Appearances: Justice League Unlimited

Fire is a member of the Justice League who joined after the Thanagarian invasion. She is usually seen accompanied by her friend Ice. Fire can project flame bolts and actually turn herself into a being of green fire, whereupon she could fly.

  • Action Bomb: She releases an omnidirectional blast of fire while fighting a robot squid.
  • Brainwashed and Crazy: In "Grudge Match", she is mind controlled along with other female Leaguers to fight in Roulette's underground ring.
  • Censor Steam: Strategically placed flames when she activates her powers.
  • Color Motif: Green. Her hair and eye color are both green. Her costume is dark green. And whenever she emits her flames, they are of light green color.
  • Curtains Match the Window: Green hair and eyes.
  • Flying Firepower: She can fly outside her flame form, however.
  • Intangible Man: In a blink and miss it scene she dives straight through a crate to avoid danger. If her powers work like the comics then she has to snuff out the rest to use it.
  • Ms. Fanservice: Aside from being mostly naked in the flame form, she was briefly seen in a bikini in "Destroyer".
  • Naïve Newcomer: For starters, she thinks the Flash's reserved attitude towards her is because he is mentally preparing himself for the battle to come.
  • Playing with Fire: If you couldn't tell by her name.
  • Technicolor Fire: Her flames are bright green.
  • Statuesque Stunner: Fire, the object of Flash's not-so-subtle affections, is the tallest one on the team when she, he, and Hawkgirl go to Blackhawk Island.
  • Those Two Guys: With Ice.
  • Wreathed in Flames: She activates her power by transforming into a being of living fire, with small flames covering her lady parts.
  • Unresolved Sexual Tension: With the Flash: nothing seemed resolved by the time of the grand finale. Given that the tie-in comics show Flash dating Linda, it would seem that Flash has settled for just being friends with Fire.


Ice (Tora Olafsdotter)
Abilities: Ice projection
Appearances: Justice League Unlimited

Ice is a member of the expanded Justice League after the Thanagarian invasion with the ability of cryokinesis.

  • Curtains Match the Window: Unsurprisingly has icy blue eyes and hair to match her outfit
  • An Ice Person: A heroic example, and doesn't encounter Killer Frost, who nonethless coexists with her here and whose existence serves to avert Harmless Freezing.
  • Nice Girl: Her characterization is revealed to be this in a cut episode. In one scene, she tells Fire not to rough up J'onn (who is hostile from essentially being drugged) any further because heroes show compassion and mercy, which just results in J'onn being able to recover and beat them up before fleeing.
  • Those Two Guys: With Fire, though she doesn't even get Fire's amount of screen time.

    Red Tornado 

Red Tornado
Abilities: Android with wind generation and control abilities
Voiced by: Powers Boothe
Appearances: Justice League Unlimited

Red Tornado is a robotic member of the expanded Justice League after the Thanagarian invasion.

  • Blow You Away: His abilities were strong enough to take on three copies of Wind Dragon from the Ultimen, while only using one hand, as they used all their might in making wind tunnels. Effortlessly counteracted a tornado created during "The Great Brain Robbery".
  • Flying Brick: Presumbly has above-human strength and durability, but focused on wind powers.
  • Mechanical Lifeforms: An android
  • What Measure Is a Non-Human?: Was ripped in half by Amazo. Fortunately, he got better.

    Elongated Man 

Elongated Man (Ralph Dibny)
Abilities: Detective with powers of shape alteration and flexibility
Voiced by: Jeremy Piven
Appearances: Justice League Unlimited

Elongated Man is a member of the Justice League after the Thanagarian invasion. He has the ability to stretch his body to tremendous lengths and is a skilled detective.

  • Crouching Moron, Hidden Badass: Somewhat immature superhero with a chip on his shoulder whose attitude and seemingly lame powers gets him relegated to mere crowd control with Booster Gold, but ends up playing a pivotal role in defeating Mordu, a colossal evil sorcerer that was a match for the entire League. Played for Laughs in that this happens entirely offscreen.
  • The Friend Nobody Likes: Other heroes find him talkative and arrogant, though not as bad as how they see Booster.
  • Deadpan Snarker: Given that Jeremy Piven is the voice behind the character, it should come as no surprise that Elongated Man is known to lighten the mood with some dry humor, more specifically this little gem from the episode "The Greatest Story Never Told".
    ''Elongated Man (repeating back what Green Lantern/John had just told him): We don't need two stretchy guys. This is so NOT fair! I realize Plastic Man is in the League too, but come on i have it all over that guy. One time i disguised myself as a vase. Ok maybe not, who'd want to anyways? But i am a detective, which means i'm like Batman and Plastic Man rolled into one.
  • Dude, Where's My Respect?: Complains about this with Flash and Booster Gold.
  • Hypocritical Humor: After complaining about how he feels the other heroes not only exclude him, but rub it in when comparing him to Plastic Man, he proceeds to do just that to Booster Gold when they finally ask him to join the fight.
  • Off Screen Moment Of Awesome: Takes down Mordu, a threat that warranted the entire League, with nothing more than "stretching in the right place at the right time."
  • Rubber Man: As always.
  • Superhero Speciation: Invoked by Green Lantern: they already have Plastic Man on the scene, and "We don't need two stretchy guys."

    The Creeper 

The Creeper

See here for more info.

    The Crimson Avenger 

The Crimson Avenger (Lee Walter Travis)
Voiced by: Kevin Conroy
Appearances: Justice League Unlimited

The Crimson Avenger is a member of the Justice League after the Thanagarian invasion.

    Doctor Light 

Doctor Light (Kimiyo Hoshi)
Abilities: Photokinesis, flight
Voiced by: Lauren Tom
Appearances: Justice League Unlimited

Doctor Light is a member of the Justice League after the Thanagarian invasion. She has the power of photonics, also known as the ability to control light waves.

  • Arbitrary Skepticism: When Waller informs her and a bunch of other Leaguers that Ace's illusions have become real, Light says that she very much doubts that. Waller reiterates what she just said, adding on that if it gets out of hand, Ace could destroy the world.
  • Light Is Good: Yeah.
  • Mythology Gag: In "Flashpoint", she retrieves an unconscious Superman drifting in space back to the Watchtower after he fails to stop the ion cannon from firing, referencing a scene in Crisis on Infinite Earths where she also does this.
  • The Stoic: Shows little emotion.

    B'wana Beast 

B'wana Beast (Michael "Mike" Maxwell)
Abilities: Communicate with animals, enhanced senses, agility, flexibility, and keen tracking skills
Voiced by: Peter Onorati
Appearances: Justice League Unlimited

B'wana Beast is a member of the Justice League who joined after the Thanagarian invasion. He's rather cocky and flirtatious with women, but dexterous nonetheless.

    Blue Devil 

Blue Devil (Daniel "Dan" Cassidy)
Voiced by: Lex Lang
Appearances: Justice League Unlimited

Blue Devil is a member of the Justice League who joined after the Thanagarian invasion.

  • The Cameo:
    • Can be seen as one of the background Justice Leaguers.
    • In "Destroyer", he has a single line, saying "Get to the Javelins!" while watching Darkseid's forces invade Earth from the Watchtower along with Hawkgirl, Mr. Terrific, and some other Leaguers.
  • A Day in the Limelight: He has Issue #25 in the tie-in comic to himself.
  • Hero with Bad Publicity: His demonic, monstrous appearance has scared children and other civilians while trying to rescue them. This is part of why he hates his demon body. On the other hand, children find him cool if they witness him fighting crime and monsters.
  • I Am a Monster: He hates himself for his new appearance.


Wildcat (Ted Grant)
Voiced by: Dennis Farina
Appearances: Justice League Unlimited

An aging superhero who acted as a mentor countless other heroes, but who is now bitter over being left off missions due to his age.


Jason Blood/Etrigan

Jason Blood was a knight of King Arthur who betrayed Camelot to Morgan le Fay. As punishment, Merlin bound him to the demon Etrigan, granting him immortality, and charged him to oppose Morgan forever after.

See here for more details.

    Plastic Man 

Plastic Man (Patrick "Eel" O'Brien)

A member of the League with similar powers to Elongated Man.

    Rocket Red 

Rocket Red
Abilities: Powered Armor
Appearances: Justice League Unlimited


Gypsy (Cynthia "Cindy" Renolds)
Appearances: Justice League Unlimited

Cynthia Reynolds, better known as Gypsy, joined the Justice League after the Thanagarian invasion.

  • Adaptational Superpower Change: In the comics, she's a Master of Illusion and has some training in astral projection. Here, she seems to possess Intangibility and the ability to create teleporation portals instead.
  • The Cameo: She's relegated to mostly background appearances, and never even speaks in the show.
  • Exactly What It Says on the Tin: A woman dressed in traditional Roma clothing named... Gypsy. Checks out.
  • Have a Gay Old Time: It's possible that part of the reason she didn't get much screen time (or even her name spoken aloud) is that "gypsy" has been discredited by actual Roma, who consider the term a slur.
  • Jumped at the Call: Whenever trouble arises, she's always one of the first Leaguers shown rushing to help.
  • Support Party Member: In "Flashpoint," we see that Gypsy uses her powers to support the League rather than fight directly. She's shown conjuring a portal to rescue an injured fireman and take him to safety. Notably, though, she still joins the teleporting Leaguers to fight Parademons in the Grand Finale, so it's possible that she has some combat prowess as well.
  • Thinking Up Portals: If her cameo in "Flashpoint" is any indication, she can phase through walls by creating portals. Other people are able to travel through them as well.
  • Two Guys and a Girl: The animators often put her with Vibe and Steel as a reference to their membership in Justice League Detroit in the comics.

Voiced by: Chris Cox ("Question Authority"), Corey Burton ("I Am Legion")
Appearances: Justice League Unlimited

Introduced post-Justice League Unlimited

    Power Girl 

Power Girl
Appearances: Batman and Harley Quinnnote 

    Black Condor 

Black Condor

Appearances: Batman and Harley Quinnnote 



Appearances: Batman and Harley Quinnnote 


Triumph (William MacIntyre)

Appearances: Batman and Harley Quinnnote 

    Green Lantern/Limelight (Jessica Cruz) 

Green Lantern/Limelight (Jessica Cruz)
Voiced by: Diane Guerrero
Appearances: Justice League vs. The Fatal Five

"'Everyday, in every way, I am getting better.' What a load of crap."

A young woman troubled with anxiety, who turns out to be the newest Green Lantern on Earth. Though troubled with anxiety in the present, she will become a legendary heroine known as Limelight. And the Fatal Five has set their sights on her.

  • Action Girl: Her mental trauma ultimately does nothing to deter her from being one. Once she comes to terms with her issues, she becomes a One-Man Army and takes down the Fatal Five.
  • Adaptation Expansion: Jessica will take on the superhero moniker of Limelight at some point in the future, an original concept made for her in this continuity.
  • Adapted Out:
    • There's no indication that she ever had a Power Ring, likely because the DCAU doesn't have a Crime Syndicate universe or at least never came into contact with one.note 
    • There's no sign of fellow Green Lantern Simon Baz, whose place in Jessica's character arc seems to have been taken by Thomas.
  • Badass Creed: "Everyday, in every way, I am getting better." Not really. But you know the one we mean.
  • Character Development: She starts off as a girl troubled with anxiety that struggles to pull herself together to becoming a brave heroine who is able to overcome her troubles and save the day.
  • Commonality Connection: Jessica and Thomas bond over being troubled heroes.
  • Dark and Troubled Past: On a hiking trip with two of her friends, they came across a mobster burying a dead body. He executed her two friends and she barely managed to escape with her own life by falling from a cliff.
  • Earned Stripes: Jessica gains her iconic eye lantern when she has her Heroic Willpower moment.
  • Famed In-Story: Thomas reveals to her that she'll become a famous, beloved heroine known as Limelight.
  • Glowing Eyes: While fighting Validus, her eyes briefly glow green while trying to break out of his grasp.
  • Heroic Second Wind: Has one after the Fatal Five successfully break out Emerald Empress and Validus despite her efforts to stop them, which results in several Green Lanterns on guard including herself and Kilowog getting badly injured and her ring getting destroyed.
  • Heroic Willpower: In the climax of Vs. The Fatal Five, the Persuader slices her ring open, but as expected from a member of the Green Lantern Corps, she's able to fix it by sheer heroic willpower.
  • Hikikomori: She has trouble leaving her apartment due to her extreme anxiety.
  • MacGuffin Super-Person: The Fatal Five go after her during the events of the movie because the rest of the Green Lantern Corps is busy on Rann and as a troubled newcomer, she be easily cowed into freeing Emerald Empress and Validus from prison on Oa.
  • Nervous Wreck: She suffers from severe anxiety and PTSD, due to seeing her friends get murdered and nearly getting murdered herself.
  • Nice Girl: Despite being troubled with her own issues, she reaches out to Thomas to also try to help him work out his issues.
  • Sole Survivor: She was the only one out of her and two friends that survived a murder attempt.
  • You Are Not Alone: She and Thomas help each other cope with their own issues and end up growing close because of this.

    Miss Martian 

Miss Martian (M'gann)
"You know what? I'm getting a mochaccino."
"I'm Miss Martian, jackass!"

A teenage Martian heroine who aspires to join the Justice League, but must first undergo Batman's tutelage.

  • Ambiguous Situation: What Miss Martian's true ethnicity is. Justice League established that the only Martians were the Green Martians while the White Martians were replaced by their Canon Foreigner expy, the Imperium, in addition to the fact that J'onn was the only survivor of the Imperium invasion. Either Miss Martian really is a Green Martian in this version, she's somehow a member of the Imperium, or the White Martians have been retconned back into existence.
  • Cute Monster Girl: She's a Martian, but she's made herself look like a human save for the green skin.
  • Deadpan Snarker: When Batman lectures her and says that he doesn't want to work with teenagers, she silently transforms into Robin II. He admits she has a point.
  • Foil: To Batman. Her dorky teenage attitude and his dark broody self clash like day and night, but they seem to get along rather well, some awkwardness aside. The closest comparison to their relationship may be the one between John Stewart and Kara.
  • Flying Brick: Just like her Uncle J'onn and her comic version.
  • Good Cop/Bad Cop: She claims to be the good cop to Batman's bad cop.
  • Green-Skinned Space Babe: The form she assumes, except maybe a more cuter take.
  • Intangibility: One of her powers as a Martian. It becomes helpful when Mano, who can destroy anything with a single touch, tries to kill her while she's seemingly unconscious by touching her head.
  • Mythology Gag: She has her Young Justice Season 2 outfit.
  • Playing Possum: Manages to get the upper hand on Mano when he attempts to kill her by playing dead.
  • Redhead In Green: She's a ginger with green skin.
  • Superpower Lottery: She's got flight, intangibility, telepathy, shapeshifting, and super strength. Notably her debut movie plays up her strength (and by extension the strength of Martians in general), whereas the original series downplayed her uncle's.
  • Two Girls and a Guy: Subverted Trope. Although she, Jessica, and Thomas are the main three teen heroes of the movie, she's not as close to either of them as Jessica and Thomas are to each other. When she tries befriending Thomas, he's too out of it to respond to her but responds better to Jessica, so Miss Martian leaves the two be.
  • Weak to Fire: Like all Martians, she's weak to fire or at least has a psychological fear of it. In one scene, she's frightened by a spreading fire and Batman runs over to shield her with his cape.

    Green Lantern (Hal Jordan) 

Green Lantern (Hal Jordan)
Voiced by: Adam Baldwin
Appearances: Justice League Unlimited | Justice League vs. The Fatal Fivenote 

"Hal Jordan. Another time shift. I'm up to speed, carry on."

A U.S. Air Force pilot stationed at Broome Lake. In another life, Hal Jordan would have been the Green Lantern that joined the Justice League. During the crisis caused by Chronos's tampering with the timeline, he briefly appeared in place of John Stewart. At some point in the main timeline, he eventually becomes a Green Lantern and joins the Justice League.

  • Ambiguous Situation:
    • Star Sapphire is Carol Ferris, so how much of her backstory in this continuity has to do with Hal is unknown. She seems to be more of a supervillain for hire in this version and she genuinely supported Aresia's effort to eradicate men due to her past experience with "some unpleasant men over the years", if that's any indication of the state of their relationship.
    • Artwork of him as a Green Lantern can be seen in the Superbabes breastaurant in Batman and Harley Quinn, which could suggest that he became a Green Lantern at some point after Justice League Unlimited if you view it as more than just an Easter Egg. Justice League Vs. The Fatal Five confirms that this is true, although whether or not he joined before or after Batman and Harley Quinn is unclear.
  • The Cameo:
    • In Superman: The Animated Series episode "In Brightest Day", a plane at the Broome Lake Air Force Base while Kyle Rayner and Sinestro duke it out can be seen labeled as belonging to "Colonel Hal Jordan".
    • In Justice League vs. The Fatal Five, a statue of him appears in the Green Lantern display in the superhero museum in the 31st century.
  • Decomposite Character: Justice League vs. the Fatal Five confirms that Hal does become a Green Lantern in the normal timeline, but his origin of getting the ring from Abin Sur was given to Kyle Rayner and his roles as a founding member of the League and the GL responsible for Sinestro's removal from the GLC were given to John Stewart.
  • Demoted to Extra: A main character in the comics, Hal's only appeared in cameos in the DCAU.
  • Dull Surprise: He initially doesn't realize that he's fluctuated into the main timeline and remains calm when he does, briefly introducing himself before getting back to business.
  • In Spite of a Nail: After initially appearing in an alternate timeline in "The Once and Future Thing", Hal will eventually become a Green Lantern and join the Justice League in the main timeline, as shown in Vs. The Fatal Five.
  • Point of Divergence: If things had been different somehow, he would've been the Green Lantern on Earth instead of John. His appearance in "The Once and Future Thing" implies that he comes from a near-identical timeline with the only difference being that he's there in place of John, since John also has a Dull Surprise when he re-fluctuates back.
  • Reasonable Authority Figure: While trying to get information about Chronos's whereabouts from his wife, he assures her that the League will try their best not to hurt her husband.
  • Rogues' Gallery Transplant: Sinestro and Star Sapphire (who is confirmed by Word of God to be Carol Ferris) are instead Kyle and John's enemies. John was responsible for Sinestro's expulsion from the Lantern Corps while Sinestro gets involved in Kyle's origin story, and whatever is up with Star Sapphire is never explained.

    Green Lantern (Guy Gardner) 

Green Lantern (Guy Gardner)

Appearances: Justice League vs. The Fatal Fivenote 

A future Green Lantern and member of the Justice League.

Comic-Only Members

    Blue Beetle 

Blue Beetle (Theodore Stephen "Ted" Kord)

Appearances: Justice League Unlimited (comic only) | Justice League Infinity
Abilities: Advanced weapons and equipment

A superhero active prior to the Thanagarian invasion alongside Booster Gold.

  • Ambiguous Situation: It's unknown if he succeeded Dan Garrett and if Jaime Reyes would succeed him in the mantle of Blue Beetle. And while we're on that note, it's unknown if he ends up dead like he usually does.
  • Those Two Guys: With Booster Gold in the tie-in comics.

    Steel II 

Steel II (Natasha Irons)

Steel's niece.

  • The Cameo: She appears as one of the attendees at Superman's funeral in "Hereafter".
  • Comic-Book Movies Don't Use Codenames: Possibly subverted. In her first stint as a superhero, she doesn't use any of her three codenames from the comics, but nothing is stopping her from using them later in her career.


All-Star (Olivia Dawson)

The local hero of Apex City. Though not a formal member of the Justice League, she worked together with them while fighting Brainiac in her hometown and was granted honorary membership by Batman after losing her powers defeating Brainiac.

  • Canon Foreigner: She was created for the Justice League Adventures tie-in comic for the Justice League cartoon.
  • Clothes Make the Superman: Her Star Charm gave her her powers. After it was destroyed while fighting Brainiac, she was forced to retire from superhero-ing.
  • The Knights Who Say "Squee!": Being a teen hero, she was ecstatic when she got to work with the Justice League.



An angel from Heaven that came to Earth and became a superhero.

    Doctor Occult 

Doctor Richard Occult

A private investigator that uses magic to confront the supernatural.

    Mary Marvel 

Mary Marvel (Mary Batson)

Billy Batson's sister and Captain Marvel's female counterpart. Unlike her male counterpart, she joined and stayed in the League.

    Animal Man 

Animal Man (Bernhard "Buddy" Baker)

A superhero who can mimic animals as his power.

Future League Members

See Batman Beyond – Justice League Unlimited.

Alternative Title(s): DCAU Justice League The League