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     Renka Tindwysra a.k.a. Ferris, the Sliver of Entropy 
  • Ambiguously Brown: People are unable to peg her ethnicity as more than "coloured". It's justified by the fact she hails from another dimension, so she's not going to present as a typical African/Indian/Middle Eastern woman.
  • An Arm and a Leg: She tries to block a sword swing with her armored forearm, unaware that it’s an x-ionized weapon, and loses the arm, armor and all.
  • Berserk Button: For the love of God, do not bring sex crimes in front of her.
  • Brainy Brunette: She's an absolute beast on the mathematical front.
  • Brought Down to Badass: Even on the occasions she’s been denied her Feruchemy, Renka is still a very fit, experienced, and ruthless melee fighter on her own merits.
    • In the beginning of Season 2, she can't use Feruchemy or even walk without support, but she's still got a sharp mind; while she's been Brought Down to Normal, her normal still qualifies her as a Team member.
  • Celibate Hero: Starts off the story this way, deliberately not looking for any relationships because her life is in no state for one. As of Season 2, Word of God says she'll now be settled and open to relationships.
  • Cool Big Sis: The slate she fulfills within the Team. It comes naturally after helping to raise a dozen of younger siblings.
  • Combat Pragmatist: Even more than most of the Team, but also an interesting example because she’s learned Murder Is the Best Solution does not always apply, especially on Earth. She still goes for headshots, ambush, numerical advantage, and overwhelming firepower if she can get it, but she holds back enough to fit in.
  • Combo Platter Powers: As a full Feruchemist, Renka has 16+ individual powers that all work along similar lines: store a trait in a metal-mind and tap it later for a boost. She can use multiple traits at once in a variety of ways, and she has some indeterminate additional powers as the Sliver of Entropy.
  • The Corrupter: Downplayed, but her influence has pushed the rest of the Team towards actions that are more brutal or grotesque than would otherwise be comfortable. After a few bad experiences, they have learned to think very carefully before following her ideas and her friends do their best to pull her toward moderation and good, too.
  • Cuddle Bug: She's not afraid to get close, and even weaponizes it as a way to build trust and intimacy with her teammates.
  • Determinator: Having lived through a lot, Ferris can work through agonizing pain and injuries when she has to, and her Feruchemy-granted Healing Factor and other abilities only increases her tendency toward this.
  • Drill Sergeant Nasty: Usually Ferris is very polite, but during her brief stint as The Leader in India she is far more verbally aggressive and abrasive than usual. It’s a Justified Trope because everyone feels miserable after surviving yesterday’s attack, and the petty infighting some of them are directing against Aqualad (even after he steps down) risks the success of the mission, so she demands that they stop it.
  • Easily Forgiven: Renka’s polite nature and her ability to build emotional bonds is probably why she gets away with or forgiven for things people would expect the Justice League and associates to come down on far harder than they do.
  • Experienced Protagonist: After spending her teenage years fighting a Civil War and generally trying to stay alive, she knows very well how to use her ability to defend herself.
  • Fish out of Water: After leaving Scadrial - quite the Crapsack World - for Earth-16, she's naturally bemused and confused about many things.
  • From Nobody to Nightmare: She was a homeless, jobless, penniless teenager who signed up under Superman and started wrecking the plans of the Light. Given that she comes from another dimension, they knew literally nothing of her history and methods until they specifically commissioned assignments to find out about her.
    • Ferris went through this in her backstory, going from the 8th daughter of a Terris breeder in a small village to a master of Blood Magic and the Sliver of Entropy, ending up as one of the 3 most dangerous humans alive on Scadrial after the Catascendre.
  • Girly Bruiser: Her fighting style is extremely physical and brutal, but it doesn't forbid her to enjoy wearing skirts, cooking and emotionally baring herself to her teammates.
  • Heart Is an Awesome Power: What’s one of her most useful abilities? Her duralumin Feruchemy, which allows Renka to store and tap her spiritual connection; she most often uses it to speak the local language by connecting to wherever she happens to be, but it also conveys the ability to quickly form strong emotional bonds with strangers. Superman’s quick willingness to extend trust could be attributed partly to this, as well as her ability to befriend the Team, and she’s used it at various times to calm a raging berserker, talk down the genocidal Red Volcano, steal attention from people for a distraction, etc.
  • Human Alien: She and Wally briefly ponder over the possibility of her gods reusing the "human" blueprints to create life on Scadrial.
  • I Have Many Names: The Lady Feruchemist, the Sliver of entropy, creature of anti-life the list goes on.
  • Line-of-Sight Name: How she picked her cape alias — the first thing she saw after landing on Earth was a Ferris Wheel and she found it awesome.
  • Massive Numbered Siblings: She's the eight child of her mother, and the fourth daughter. The children numbered twenty-seven, meaning she had fourteen sisters and thirteen brothers.
  • Meaningful Name: Played with. Her given name, Renka, doesn’t mean anything that we know of. She does come up with a last name that is a language pun on her mother’s name and her position as an eighth child, but the audience doesn’t speak Scadrese, so we can’t understand the pun.
    • At first, because of her language difficulty and metal theme, the Justice League listed her designation as Ferrous. It turns out that no, she meant Ferris as in a Ferris wheel, because she likes them.
  • Nightmare Fetishist: Has a bit of a taste for the grotesque, which actually helps when...
  • Single Woman Seeks Good Man: She starts dating Jimmy Olsen in Season 2.
  • Supernatural Gold Eyes: The narration often insists on their "tawny" shade.
  • Superpower Lottery: Her Feruchemy is extremely versatile.
  • Talking the Monster to Death: If given the opportunity, Ferris will mercilessly deconstruct the opponent's motivation to make them surrender or turn a new leaf.
  • The Unfettered: Trying to survive in a Crapsack World while Civil War was in full swing made her this, and Ruin's influence only made it worse. She actually feels reassured when the League and the Team try to restrain her more brutal impulses.
  • Willing Channeler: She's ready to surrender her body to Nabu, but he declines since it would be too harmful for her.

     Dick Grayson a.k.a. Robin 
  • The Ace: The first modern sidekick and inspiration to a generation of kids, with all the expected skills from having 4+ years of experience fighting crime in Gotham.
  • The Baby of the Bunch: The youngest member of the Team and he has no powers, but he’s capable enough that usually people don’t need to baby him.
  • Brainy Brunette: Very smart and with a Batman-taught well rounded education. He excels at detective work and programming or hacking computers.
  • Break the Cutie: In the past, he first was broken by his family’s deaths, then emotional clashes had him attempt suicide during his first year with Bruce. The things he’ve seen in Gotham since then have not been pleasant, and he has guilty qualms about being the only one with a Secret Identity he keeps from the Team.
  • Buffy Speak: Intentionally. English is not his first language, (and he knows several,) so he has fun playing around with word inflection and prefixes to make his own words. Becomes a bonding activity between him and Ferris, as she is also learning English as a Second (sixth) Language.
  • The Charmer: Extremely charismatic and friendly, with a lot of friends who highly value him.
  • Circus Brat: Grew up in a circus, where he learned acrobatics, showmanship, makeup skills, etc.
  • Clark Kenting: Does it well enough that Artemis can’t figure out who he is.
  • Cool Shades: Wears them as part of his civilian disguise to stay separate from “Dick Grayson”.
  • Didn't Think This Through: How he completely ruined his relationship with Zatanna. Since she attended an all-girl school, he crossdressed to visit her, only for them to be walked on while he was kissing her. Which led the other students to label Zatanna a lesbian, in a Catholic school. Yeah, ouch.
  • Dissonant Laughter: A side story reveals that this is Invoked intentionally by Robin, in an attempt to stop his creepy Social Services agent from always telling such awful jokes.
  • Everyone Can See It: His immediate and obvious crush on Zatanna amuses most of the rest of the Team; only Ferris is worried because she believes he and Artemis are already dating.
  • Famed In-Story: He's the Boy Wonder, so very popular.
  • Happily Adopted: Note that neither he nor Batman even try to protest when people call him Batman's son.
  • Heroes Want Redheads: Averted. It’s actually mentioned that he broke the Grayson curse by not having his first crush on a redhead like Barbara Gordon, but on Zatanna (who resembles his Cool Big Sister Donna Troy).
  • Hidden Depths: A hug from Renka almost reduces him to tears because it helped him to remember his mom.
    • Nabu also comments on his strong mystical power and muses he has the potential to be a suitable host.
  • Highly Visible Ninja: Dresses like a traffic light (though the outer lining of his cape is black), and is still the sneakiest person on the Team.
  • Hollywood Hacking: Can hack most computers and databases, though he usually needs a physical port to plug into, and some protections give him trouble.
  • Horrifying the Horror: Regularly spooks people by sneaking up on or away from them. Nearly suffers a Brown Note in Bialya when an unknown agent sneaks within feet of his back while carrying an unconscious Aqualad. It’s Ferris, and Aqualad was unconscious from the heat, not injuries.
  • Properly Paranoid: Follows up on all sorts of random clues that may or may not mean something; often, the clues are important, but not always. He’s paranoid enough to almost deduce the existence of Hemalurgy, but he isn’t always paranoid enough about what he says to other people.
  • The Red Baron: He is Robin, the Boy Wonder, and it gets mentioned. He was the first modern sidekick, and an inspiration to many people, and together with Wonder Girl they formed the Wonder Twins for a while.
  • Romani: He leaves flowers under the brown triangle memorial when visiting Auschwitz. According Word of God, his Rom blood is quite diluted but he chose to identify as this after a social worker told him a "dirty thieving gyp" would amount to nothing but a criminal.
    • There's a small allusion to Roma witchcraft when Doctor Fate briefly takes him as a host and comments on his surprisingly strong potential for the mystic arts.
  • Secret Identity: The only one to maintain his amongst the Team — thank you, Bat-paranoia.
  • Stealth Hi/Bye: One of his trademarks.

     Kaldur'ahm a.k.a. Aqualad 
  • Apparently Human Merfolk: He’s half modified-human and half gill-graph Atlantean, so he looks very human except for his gills and his webbed fingers.
  • Badass in Charge: He is The Leader of the Team and a very capable, well-rounded fighter.
  • Berserk Button: It’s a Tranquil Fury, but running a mission against traitors to their nation has him look forward to not just stopping, but beating and humiliating the criminals.
  • Bi the Way: He had it bad for Tula, but also nursed an enduring crush on Roy. Unfortunately, Tula picked Garth over him and Roy is very much straight.
  • Breather Episode: He and Renka have one where the title lampshades it: Episode 6 - Inspire, Respire, Expire. It involves the Team’s surprise celebration of Renka’s 20th birthday, and Aqualad’s present is a trip to Atlantis, which also gets her out of the Mountain while they set up the surprise party. Being underwater, breathing is also an important plot point.
  • Broken Pedestal: Aqualad loses most of the Team’s trust as The Leader after the thing with The Mole and the invasion of the mountain. The one subversion is Ferris, who is flattered that he didn’t just assume she was the mole because of her suspicious history.
  • Celibate Hero: With the discovery that his friend Tula has entered a relationship with his friend Garth, Kaldur bows out politely and wishes them well, but he also doesn’t move on; he gave Tula his heart and she still has it.
  • The Chains of Commanding: Does not enjoy being a leader - neither the responsibilities nor the perks - but takes the position because none of the others are better suited for it (until Robin gets older).
  • Child Soldiers: Enrollment into the Atlantean military is mandatory at a certain age, but most of the students are treated more as being in military school and not sent out to the field until they are older. Kaldur is an exception because of his Aqualad activities by his king’s side.
  • Dual Wielding: Uses two “water-bearers” to create hard water construct weapons.
  • Elemental Baggage: He can generate his own bio electricity, but needs an external water source.
  • Good Parents: He and Wally are the only members of the Team with two Good Parents who are still alive. Subverted, in that Calvin Durham is secretly his step-father, his birth father is Black Manta, and his mother is suggested to have a large Dark Secret in her past.
  • I Want My Beloved to Be Happy: He wishes nothing but a long and fruitful relationship for Tula and Garth in spite of being utterly crushed when he found them making out.
  • Jack-of-All-Stats: Weaker than Superboy, less esoteric than Zatanna, less skilled in weapons than Artemis, less skilled in magic than Zatanna, etc., but still skilled in almost every subject.
  • The Leader: In charge of the Team, though they are still under Justice League authority (which doesn’t stop them from occasionally disobeying the League, since that’s how they got started in the first place).
  • Lineage Comes from the Father: Played With. Is named after his father, Calvin Durham, except Calvin is his step-father and Black Manta is his real father, and strongly resembles the man but also has traits of his mother and was raised in her native culture.
  • Locked Out of the Loop: As in canon, he is unaware that his biological father is Black Manta.
    • Up to Eleven: A Ten Truths side story says there’s a lot of bad in his mother’s past, too.
  • Making a Splash: Can use his magic to manipulate water in a variety of ways and shapes.
  • Morph Weapon: He favors blades or maces, but his water-bearers can shape water into a multitude of forms.
  • No-Sell: Fights a Superpowered Evil Side as part of his test in the Tower of Fate. He beats it very handily, because it keeps trying to upset him with thoughts about Tula, except he went back to Atlantis earlier than canon, and has already discovered and come to terms with her and Garth’s relationship.
  • Oblivious Adoption: Since he genuinely believes Calvin Durham is his father, he's allowed to enter the Tower of Fate when he introduces himself as his parents' child — but only after the system briefly glitched.
  • Offscreen Moment of Awesome: He protected the Rhelasia Summit with Red Arrow despite Sportsmaster being buffed up by prior Kobra Venom exposure during the attack.
  • Pair the Spares: Averted. Despite he and Ferris being two of the older members, the effort he went to for her birthday, his being a Secret Keeper about her first kill, and them both being single, they have expressed no romantic interest in each other.
  • Rage Quit: On top of being miserable and injured after the Red Robot invasion of the mountain, being shunned by most of the Team for keeping a secret about The Mole is the last straw. Ferris is the only one who doesn’t shun him (because she’s flattered that he didn’t immediately assume it was her when she’s obviously the most suspicious,) and she’s been holding everyone together for the past day, so he announces a vote to have her replace him until such time as the team is willing to trust him again.
  • Reasonable Authority Figure: Will subvert the orders of the Justice League when the Team thinks it’s the right thing to do.
  • Secret Keeper: He was the first one to hear how Renka accidentally killed her eldest brother.

     Wally West a.k.a. Kid Flash 
  • Adaptational Intelligence: Wally is explicitly treated as a science (and especially chemistry) genius, as well as being the second-best mechanic on the Team. It’s even mentioned in a side-story that Wally recreated the Garrick Formula perfectly twice; the first time, he did it in a heavily insulated basement on a clear sunny day so that he could avoid a lightning strike. After learning that the lightning was needed for it to work, he did it a second time and gained his powers.
    • He also synthesizes his own material for his costume, and is doing more chemistry stuff for the Team.
  • Adaptational Angst Upgrade: Subverted. In the original comics, Wally’s parents were abusive, while he is shown to have a happy home life in the Tv show. In this story, it’s revealed that his father was an abusive drunk in Wally’s childhood… until his parents got marriage counseling and his dad went cold turkey on alcohol. Wally has made his peace with this, and they care deeply for each other.
  • Agent Scully: He rather quickly grows out of it, courtesy of Renka pondering the differences between technology and Sufficiently Analyzed Magic.
  • Arbitrary Skepticism: He doesn’t believe “magic” is real, despite the predominance of supernatural beings on the Justice League, and insists magic-users are fakes whose methods can be explained by science.
    • He grows out of this when it runs into the Functional Magic Ferris uses, as she can understand her own magic while she considers Earth’s advanced technology and Wally’s powers to be mystically incomprehensible in comparison. They end up cooperating to run experiments that can scientifically quantify magic powers.
  • The Beard: His first kiss was with a closeted lesbian at his school who was hoping to use him as this.
  • Big Damn Heroes: Shows up to help Renka out when Black Spider catches her off-guard.
  • Big Eater: A problem the rest of the Flash family doesn’t seem to have despite sharing the same accelerated metabolism, and while the tv show says it’s because of imperfections in his formula, Word of God says it’s caused by something else here.
  • Bully Hunter: It’s mentioned that he’s this around his school. He follows Batman’s advice for dealing with bullies without using obvious powers or combat training: “punch them in the face, once, to show I won’t stand for bullying; then walk away, to show you won’t become a bully, either.”
  • Butt-Monkey: Averted. He’s the closest thing to one on the Team, but he’s plenty awesome.
    • Many stories have Wally be bullied at school due to his nerd traits. When Artemis asks him if this happens, he points out how much more in-shape he is than most school bullies, being very close to having six-pack abs (as are visible once or twice in the show), and asserts that even ignoring his ability to punch out grown men, no one who shares his gym locker room wants to pick a fight with him.
  • Dark and Troubled Past: His dad used to be a very mean drunk. He cleaned his act, though.
  • Good Parents: One of the few people on the Team to have them. There was a period in his childhood where his father was an abusive drunk, but after an intervention Rudy went cold-turkey, went to anger management, and his parents attended marriage counseling to sort things out.
  • Graceful Loser: He discovers that M’gann and Conner are dating when Conner kisses her in the stressful aftermath of a mission. He bows out gracefully, possibly in part because he’s too exhausted to be upset.
  • Heterosexual Life-Partners: He and Robin are best friends, and as good as brothers in many ways.
  • Nice Job Breaking It, Hero!: Inverted. In canon he lies about why they’re at the Tower of Fate and it dumps them in lava. Turns out that was for the best, because here he keeps quiet and lets Aqualad announce that they’ve come to check the safety of the Helmet. As a result, the Tower of Fate puts them through a pre-arranged set of grueling tests to determine if they are virtuous and capable enough for the Helmet. As a result, they start the fight against Klarion already hurt and exhausted.
  • Pop-Cultured Badass: Able to quote Granny Weatherwax when musing about evil — it starts when people are treated as things. He later slips the books to Renka and Zatanna.
  • Required Secondary Powers: Super metabolism and he’s unusually tough to withstand the forces he moves at.
  • Secret Keeper: To Robin about his and Batman’s identities. He also knows who Roy and Oliver are, meaning he knows from the start that Artemis isn’t actually Green Arrow’s niece.
  • Shipper on Deck: Is very supportive of Robin’s crush on Zatanna.
  • Strong Girl, Smart Guy: Wally and Artemis, though she’s still plenty smart and he’s plenty strong.
  • Super Speed: Tops out at 700-800 mph, but he can still do a lot with it and is no Fragile Speedster.

     Conner L. Kent a.k.a. Superboy 
  • Clones Are People, Too: Certainly.
  • Green-Eyed Monster: He can't help but feel envious towards Ferris since she's pratically Superman's sidekick and spends much more time with him than Conner.
  • Mysterious Middle Initial: Actually an homage to the House of El. And thematically appropriate due to his ties with Luthor. It's eventually revealead to stand in for Lionel.
  • Mundane Utility: He’s getting a lot more mileage out of his enhanced hearing than in the show.
  • Nigh Invulnerable: But the fact that magic and red sunlight can hurt him shows up more here.
  • No-Sell: He’s pretty much immune to physical harm because he’s Nigh Invulnerable. Ferris flat out states that no matter how much strength she stores or taps, she cannot hurt him with brute force.
  • Super Strength: In addition to martial arts, its effect on his throwing arm is used in some battles.
  • Taking the Bullet: As the two who are least likely to be hurt, he & Ferris both tend slightly to do this.
  • The Talk: Gets the human male version from Renka after she finds out he and M’gann are experimenting but haven’t heard it. Artemis is traumatized by overhearing it, but Superboy doesn’t get why its supposed to be horrible, and claims Renka explained it all very well.
  • Took a Level in Kindness: With Ferris supporting him and mediating the awkwardness between him and Superman, the two come to an accord two months earlier than in canon after which Superboy has settled down and matured a surprising amount, though he still has a temper.
  • "Well Done, Son!" Guy: As per canon. With Ferris finagling it a bit, he finally gets Superman’s approval in early November, and learns about Clark Kent even before Ferris ever does.
  • Younger Than He Looks

     M'gann M'orzz a.k.a. Miss Martian 
  • Battle in the Center of the Mind: She has an Offscreen Moment of Awesome in Bialya, where the subtle touch her telepathy has acquired prevents her from being memory-wiped by Psimon. She can’t beat him, but she can hold him down and keep him from going after her friends, which she does for several hours straight.
  • Birds of a Feather: She bonded with Renka because both of them were Fish out of Water.
  • Bizarre Alien Biology: Explored a little more than in canon, as she explains in a fluster at one point that her brain is not exposed, nor are her reproductive organs between her legs in her natural body.
  • Blue Screen Of Death: Upon belatedly finding out that she probably killed several people in Bialya she’s expected to break down, but just gets very quiet, leans on Conner for emotional support, and participates in a group hug for the next little while.
  • Corrupt the Cutie: Ferris gets her a lot more comfortable with using mixed and/or grotesque forms of shape shifting to tactical advantage. At the same time, her friend’s agonizing vulnerability to telepathy has made M’gann much more hesitant to violate someone’s mind with her powers.
  • Cute Monster Girl: Invoked to be played straight and averted. Ferris has her improve her sensory abilities by shape-shifting on animal parts (like cat ears), but also at one point gets her to grow shark teeth before melting into a pile of goo and threatening to eat someone they’re interrogating.
  • Fantastic Racism: She's hugely sensitive over her White Martian ethnicity.
  • Fish out of Water: Much better than most versions of this, but as her idea of human interactions comes from a decades old tv series, there are still multiple serious subjects she doesn’t quite get yet.
  • Green-Skinned Space Babe: Invoked to fit in, as her real form not only doesn’t look remotely human, but unlike her uncle she is a White Martian, which suffer discrimination on Mars.
  • Healing Factor: There have been experiments to see if M’gann can develop one with her Shapeshifting, but the results are yet inconclusive.
  • Healing Hands: In an emergency, M’gann can shift her flesh to be a compatible donor and provide emergency skin grafts or blood donations. Turns out her flesh eventually reverts, requiring treatment.
  • Power Perversion Potential: Uses shape-shifting to role play in make-out sessions with Conner. Also uses telepathy to get a glimpse of his hormonal dreams for inspiration about this.
  • Refuge in Audacity: Freaks out a prisoner by threatening to eat them, claiming that’s how Martians learn to shape shift into other species.
    • Later, she keeps the Team’s covert cover by pretending to be Lois Lane as part of a sting. Not long after that, she crashes a meeting between one of the corrupt officials who helped set up their sting, General Eiling, meeting with an escaped Alec Rois, in the same disguise, which he mocks. Turns out that was the real Lois Lane, and M’gann was impersonating Rois from the start.
  • Super Empowering: Using her flesh and blood for grafts and transfusions will change the receiver into a metahuman - exhibits A and B, Jericho and Beast Boy.
  • The Talk: Renka gives her the human female version; apparently it is not at all traumatizing to her.

  • Action Girl: It’s pointed out that this Artemis technically has more and more diverse combat training than Robin does; it’s largely her non-lethal limits that keep her from matching him.
  • Ascended Fangirl: She really, really liked Green Arrow and Kid Flash. Since she met Wally, her awe took quite the nosedive.
  • Big Sister Bully: She has a very mild one; Jade is a criminal who will do cruel and nasty things, but she doesn’t enjoy doing them to Artemis in particular. She cares about Artemis’s health and happiness, but Jade genuinely thinks Artemis will be better off with the villains.
  • Cain and Abel: Is on opposite sides of the superhero scene from her sister, but both girls are trying to hold the door open in hope of the other seeing sense.
    • The first time they meet after six years, in the mission to protect Dr. Roquette, Jade gets convinced that Artemis has disowned her and wants her dead, due to the way the Team’s interrogation script went.
  • Dark and Troubled Past: Her father wanted to make her follow into his footsteps, and it ended up with her commiting a murder when she was twelve.
  • Defrosting the Ice Queen: Faster than in canon, because half the Team has no reason to prefer Red Arrow over her.
  • I Just Want to Have Friends: The Team pretty much serves as a second family to her now.
  • I Need a Freaking Drink: Had this reaction after overhearing Ferris give Superboy a birds and bees talk. Wally reacts by taking her to the League’s Vietnam Zeta Tube, as Vietnam doesn’t have a minimum drinking age, and Artemis downs most of a bottle while talking with him.
  • Irony: Wally knows who Green and Red Arrow really are, meaning he knows Green Arrow has no niece, so the lie she tells to help them accept her only made him more suspicious from the start.
  • Knife Nut: With a more morally questionable teammate around than in canon, Artemis feels more comfortable using some more conventionally dangerous weaponry, and starts carrying several knives at any given time.
  • Lineage Comes from the Father: He and Jade certainly want her to believe that she’s doomed to follow in his footsteps in joining the Shadows, but Artemis is fighting it tooth and nail.
  • Mistaken for Romance: Renka believed she was dating Robin on the sly.
  • Omniglot: Speak numerous languages, beyond English, French, and Vietnamese. It turns out her father considers language skill to be a very important non-combat skill, and deliberately trained her in it.
  • Please Put Some Clothes On: Artemis walks in on Renka drying off after a shower and has this reaction. Renka is mostly amused, because they share a locker room and are both female anyway.
  • Real Name as an Alias: Goes by Artemis in daily life (largely in Gotham) and as a hero (when she’s working with the Team or in Star City).
    • Played for Laughs at one point where, in an argument about keeping secrets, Ferris calls Artemis since they don’t even know her real name (since she somehow missed the memo).
  • Strong Girl, Smart Guy: Wally and Artemis, though she’s still plenty smart and he’s plenty strong.

     Zatanna Zatara a.k.a. Magelet 
  • Brandishment Bluff: Done in true Master of Illusion style as part of The Sting against Henry Yarrow and company. She freezes the group of mercenaries acting as guards by pulling two dozen armed soldiers out of the air. It looked like they had just dropped their invisibility for the ambush, rather than being illusions, so most of them surrendered.
  • Break the Cutie: Klarion vandalized her mother's grave to put a geas on her and burned her home to the ground, leaving the Zataras homeless. She's rightfully traumatized.
  • Cute Witch
  • Daddy's Girl: Even if she complains about his overprotectiveness.
  • Gamer Chick: She's well-versed enough in Dungeons & Dragons rules and was open to fantasy role-playing with the Team.
  • Hero-Worshipper: When her house was burned, she lamented the loss of Wonder Woman's autograph.
  • Master of Illusion: One of Zatanna’s developments is that she’s coming to appreciate how energy-efficient and versatile her conjured illusions can be. She’s used them to make distracting body doubles, to draw away attention for a teammate’s stealth infiltration, to disguise people for going out in public, to turn invisible, to escape, and to set up an ambush (or fake an ambush with illusionary soldiers).
  • Missing Mom: Sindella apparently died when she was very young.
  • Power of Friendship: Zatanna makes a reference to this after the members of the Team with a Dark Secret share the truth, stating that it’s going to be awesome to turn the table on villains trying blackmail.
  • Secret Identity: Double subverted. It’s publicly known information that her father is a superhero with the Justice League, but on some missions with the team she uses disguises, as her involvement is still a secret.
  • Ship Tease: Very strongly with Robin.
  • Stating the Simple Solution: Starts carrying around notecards for when she has an especially complicated incantation and doesn’t have time to work it out in her head.
  • Took a Level in Badass: Is seen slowly grinding up with her magic practice in various episodes, and the results are shocking when cuts loose later.
  • Took a Level in Jerkass: After losing her father to Doctor Fate, Zatanna is understandably abrasive and short-tempered towards people.
  • We Used to Be Friends: Downplayed, but her friendship with Renka definitely was impacted by the fact Zatanna's dad was possessed by Nabu, who's Renka's friend.

     Joseph Wilson a.k.a. Jericho 
  • Adaptational Superpower Change: Not the power itself, but the origin. He gained his creepy possession ability after receiving a graft from Miss Martian rather than inheriting it by his dad being experimented upon.
  • Bad Powers, Good People: Very frankly, body-jacking is not a power you would associate with a hero-in-training.
  • Body Surf: He's able to possess people when he looks in their eyes.
  • Camp Straight: Fitting his comics portrayal, Joseph is an artistic soul with effeminate mannerisms, but shows no inclination towards the male form.
  • Cute Mute: He lost his voice and is very much a sweetheart.
  • Distressed Dude: Jackal abducted and held him at knife point to get at Deathstroke.
  • Eye Color Change: He gained green eyes after Miss Martian's skin graft saved his life.
  • Foil: He and Artemis have really dodgy parents, with the major difference that Slade genuinely tried to keep his family out of his dirty dealings. As such, Joseph is more socially adjusted than Artemis.
  • Good Parents: Since he separated his mercenary work from his civilian life and relied on his wife for support, Slade Wilson actually was a nice father to him and Grant.
  • Hand Signals: Black Canary encourages him to use these, stating M'gann can't be always around.
  • In Touch with His Feminine Side: His body language is a mite effeminate, and he really wants to seem more manly.
  • Jock Dad, Nerd Son: Downplayed — the mercenary Slade never openly disapproved Joseph's artistry, but he never went out of his way to encourage it either.
  • Master Actor: The Team realized his potential for it and encourage him to work on this.
  • Parental Favouritism: His dad actually enjoyed more spending time with his effeminate, sensitive youngest than his brash, agressive eldest. Joseph hypothesizes Grant's abrasive personality really grated on Slade's nerves.
  • Sibling Rivalry: The classic story between the jockey son and the nerdy son, Grant does his best to annoy and belittle Joseph.
  • Trauma Conga Line: He was abducted by a bloodthirsty mercenary, learned his dad was actually a hitman, lost his voice when his throat was slit, his mom decided to file for divorce after gouging her husband's eye and he started to develop a freaky ability. Yeesh.


The Justice League

     Superman a.k.a. Clark Kent 
  • Does This Remind You of Anything?: When she learns how Superboy came to be, Ferris bluntly compares him to a male rape victim.
  • Heroes Love Dogs: Krypto is technically an alien lifeform, but he looks and behaves like a doggy, and Clark clearly dotes on him.
  • I Just Want to Be Normal: He's extremely irked when people imagine him as The Paragon unable to goof off or feel uncertain and upset. It also shows when he gently encourages his clone to nurture his civilian identity, telling the teen that Conner is just as important as Superboy.
  • Intergenerational Friendship: With Ferris.
  • Right for the Wrong Reasons: How Ferris views his refusal to be a father to Superboy, since ignoring the boy is pretty jerkassy, but it's okay for Superman to not feel ready for parenthood.

     Batman a.k.a. Bruce Wayne 
  • Dark Is Not Evil: He wears black and kicks the shit out of criminals, but he's a hero nonetheless.
  • Dating Catwoman: There's three women he seriously wanted to marry: Andrea Beaumont (a murderous mercenary), Selina Kyle (an amoral thief stealing for the thrill) and Talia al Ghul (totally loyal to her genocidal father). Bruce has issues.
  • Good Is Not Nice: One of this tropes exemplars.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: He terrifies people into submission and is paranoid to the extreme, but there's not doubting he has a heart underneath this Kevlar - he obviously cares very much for Robin and was livid when it was hinted a former friend and mentor of his was carelessly used and discarded by a planetary force.
  • Not So Above It All: When Renka publically calls him out over one decision, he concedes her point but is obviously miffed at her disrespect and later enlists her to find glitches in the Zeta network - not a dangerous job but quite annoying.
  • Parental Substitute: To Robin.

     Doctor Fate 
  • Because You Were Nice to Me: Not only Ferris genuinely made an effort to find him a new vessel, she was genuinely interested in his craft, leading Nabu to grow fond of her.
  • Good Is Not Nice: Word of God described him as Lawful Brutal Good - not only his morality code is rather dated, he needs to snatch a body of his own to be effective and ride them pretty hard. Still, he is aware the host is pretty much a sacrifice.
  • Intergenerational Friendship: He grows to respect Renka's intelligence and opinion.
  • Mr. Exposition: Since Renka enjoys discussing magic with him, Nabu is often this to explain the intricacies and systems of sorcery.
  • The Needs of the Many: He would rather not sacrifice his host, but he won't hold back from saving the world for one single life.
  • Not So Above It All: While he was cleaning up after Klarion's human sacrifices, he asked if Superman could go with him to deliver the bad news to the parents' victims, hinting he was affected by their distress.
  • Really 700 Years Old: Around 20000 years old and still kicking ass.
  • Reasonable Authority Figure: Nabu is aware that being Doctor Fate is dangerous, exhausting and time-consuming and as such favours fully-grown hosts able to devote themselves to the job.

     Black Canary a.k.a. Dinah Lance 

     Captain Marvel a.k.a. Billy Batson 
  • The Chosen Many: He's a Century Child, born on the Turn of the Millenium to protect humanity. The only other Child currently known is Queen Perdita from Vlatava.
  • Incorruptible Pure Pureness: A bit of a requirement to be Captain Marvel. Also hinted this is his mantle as a Century Child.
  • Keet: He's very enthusiastic and energetic.
  • Manchild: Comes off as this when in Captain Marvel form. Since, y'know, he's a ten-years-old who doesn't do a stellar job of passing as grown-up.
  • Nephewism: Lives with his uncle Dudley.
  • Shock and Awe: A limited control over electricity since his transformation makes use of summoned lightning.
  • Significant Birth Date: January 1st, 2000. He was born just in time to cry at midnight on New Year's Eve, a mark that he is a Century Child.
  • Strong Family Resemblance: Apparently, "Captain Marvel" is almost a carbon copy for Billy's father Clarence Batson, which finally lets Beautia Sivana identify him.
  • You Didn't Ask: Regarding his true age. He points he would have tell anyone genuinely inquiring, but the Justice League refused to care about that, so there.

Affiliates and families

Daily Planet Staff

     Lois Lane 
  • Berserk Button: She's a bit annoyed when people only focus on her status as "Superman's girlfriend" instead of her journalistic achievments, like a Pulitzer.
  • Establishing Character Moment: Her reaction when a homeless young woman asks for her is wondering if she's going to be assaulted again, write another piece of scathing social commentary or try to help the poor soul to find her footing in life.
  • Intrepid Reporter: Asking tough questions to soilders pointing guns at her face is all par for course to her.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: She's brusque and sometimes snappy, but she really wants her pieces to make a difference for the better.
  • Locked Out of the Loop: Regarding Superman's Secret Identity. She firmly believes Clark Kent is nothing but a helpless dork.
    • Averted following the Starotech incident. Clark comes clean.

     Jimmy Olson 
  • Camera Fiend: But of course. He's not limiting himself to professional photography, as his girlfriend confesses he makes her pose for erotica.
  • Chaste Hero: He wants to wait for his wedding.
  • Intrepid Reporter: Well photographer but he's good for at a lot of things, guy's multitalented.
  • Old-School Chivalry: His relationship with Renka has him being quite the gentleman. He also mentions he's saving himself for marriage.
  • Wholesome Crossdresser: In a Call-Back to Silver Age escapades. His disguise trunk is mentioned a few times.

Sivana family

     In general 
  • Big, Screwed-Up Family: Surprisingly they weren't this in the comics. Here none of the siblings seem to be on speaking terms with each other.
  • Fantastic Science: The family specialty.
  • Oh My Gods!: They tend to swear by great scientists such as Archimedes or Tesla.

     Dr. Sivana 

     Beautia Sivana 
  • Beware the Nice Ones: For all her sweetness, she didn't hesitate to rip a new arsehole to her brother or to threaten her sister into compliance. Okay, she later claims it was a bluff, but she can do 'threatening' convincingly.
  • Hopeless Suitor: Nurses a little crush on Captain Marvel. Renka gives her the advice to wait some time if she really wants a go at this relationship. She figures the situation out after the staro tech incident, very embarrassed.
  • Hot Scientist: This rather then doctor as her interests and ability is very wide ranging.
  • Mama Bear: She was really miffed when her sister Georgia's scheme endangered the kids who went trick-or-treating.
  • The Medic: Why the Justice League decided to ask for her services — she's a very good one.
  • Mad Scientist's Beautiful Daughter: But of course. And her pretty blond head is quite full, too!
  • Meaningful Name: She's a beautiful person inside and outside.
  • Social Services Does Not Exist: An aversion; she's a social assistant who takes her job seriously, and seems very competent at it if judging from her interactions with Billy and Wren (a disguised Renka).
  • Thicker Than Water: She ruefully confesses she just cannot throw her siblings under the bus, she's their sister and as such that's her duty to try and fix their messes.

     Magnificus Sivana 
  • Composite Character: Combines William Magnus, maker of the Metal Men, with Magnificus Sivana.
  • Insult of Endearment: His siblings call him Magnifying Glass to annoy him.
  • Master-Apprentice Chain: Was taught robotics by T. O. Morrow who in turn benefited from a think tank set up by Doc Brass.
  • Not Me This Time: Beautia accuses him from deliberate neglect towards Copper. Except that copper's allomantic properties are related to memories. So Magnus isn't nasty when ignoring his creation, he genuinely has trouble remembering she exists.
  • Overshadowed by Awesome: He's definitely intelligent but he's outshone by his siblings.
  • Related in the Adaptation: Not him but his alias, Magnus has no relation to the Sivana family.
  • Walking Spoiler: just knowing who he is spoils that he's taken up a new alias.

     Georgia Sivana 

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