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    Enji Todoroki - Endeavor 

Enji Todoroki - Endeavor

The second highest ranked Hero in the world. His Quirk, Hellflame, allows him to emit incredibly hot flames. He is known the world over for solving the most crimes, but is rather unpopular due to his coarse and off-putting demeanor and arrogance. That's not even getting into his home life...

  • Abusive Parents: Anyone familiar with My Hero Academia knows that he is definitely not a good dad. This fuels the Ultra-Humanite's disgust for the art exhibit being erected in Endeavor's honor.
  • Badass Beard: Actively maintains one made of fire, though he can turn it off whenever he wants.
  • Genius Bruiser: He's powerfully muscled and skilled in hand-to-hand combat on top of having an extremely strong fire Quirk. He is also extremely intelligent, having the highest number of solved cases of any Hero, even when All Might is taken into account. This makes him the detective and "Dark Hero" of the current Trinity consisting of him, All Might, and Wonder Woman. Izuku even compares him to the first Batman.
  • The Ghost: He's been mentioned many times, but he has yet to make an actual appearance.
  • Hellfire: As if the name of his Quirk, Hellflame, wasn't obvious enough. Unlike most variations of this trope, his fire doesn't have anything to with Hell itself, it's just really, really hot.
  • Known Only by Their Nickname: He's rarely ever referred to by his civilian name. Most people just call him Endeavor.
  • Playing with Fire: His Quirk, Hellflame, allows him to produce extremely hot and powerful fire that can outright carbonize living beings if he goes all out.
  • Required Secondary Powers: How else do you explain him having a beard of fire almost 24/7?

    Heino Okata - Most Excellent Wonder Bat 

Heino Okata - Most Excellent Wonder Bat

A young sidekick of Ultimon, the Number Seven Hero, and leader of the aforementioned Hero’s team of sidekicks named the Super Young Team. Most Excellent Wonder Bat was among the team of heroes who investigated Mt. Fuji after the Ultra-Humanite was defeated by All Might, Firestorm, and Izuku and Izuku’s ship left the mountain. Due to the state of the mountain in the aftermath, Most Excellent Wonder Bat outright bought Mt. Fuji and turned it into a base for both his team as well as Ultimon’s own team Big Science Action. His Quirk? Being rich... maybe.
  • Adaptation Name Change: Due to the fact Superman doesn’t exist in this universe yet, the young hero’s name is Most Excellent Wonder Bat rather than Most Excellent Superbat.
  • Cool Car: He apparently has a "Wonder Wagon", which he claims is the closest any Hero has to having their own Batmobile.
  • Crimefighting with Cash: He claims that his Quirk makes him as rich as he needs to be to do anything.
  • Fan Boy: Is one of both Batman and Wonder Woman, having styled his identity and costume after both.
  • Foil: To Mount Lady, in that both treat their Hero careers more like jobs and act like shameless celebrities. However, while Mount Lady does it partially because she needs the extra publicity so that her department can pay the damages her Quirk causes, Wonder Bad does it... because he likes the lifestyle of a celebrity. While Mount Lady tends to laze around whenever she’s not on the clock, Wonder Bat gets very antsy whenever there’s an extended period of time when he doesn’t have any “real” Hero work.
  • Fiction 500: He bought Mt. Fuji, a national landmark. It apparently hasn't even put a dent in his finances. His comic book counterpart is even more ridiculous in this regard, having bought out Japan itself to bring it out of a fiscal crisis.
  • Jerkass Has a Point: As callous as he sounds about buying Mt. Fuji, Most Excellent Wonder Bat does point out people are too nervous about the landmark on account of Ultra-Humanite booby-trapping it. Having heroes turn it into a base helps to alleviate those fears and also provides Big Science Action and the Super Young Team a much-needed base of operations.
  • Maybe Magic, Maybe Mundane: Claims that his Quirk is simply being rich, but nothing confirms or denies this claim. But in any case, he is fully capable of buying Mt. Fuji for his and his mentors’ teams.
  • My Card: Carries his own stylized business cards to give to anyone who doesn’t know him, which also contain his social media handle MOSEXBAT.
  • Mythology Gag: His claiming his Quirk is being rich is the same answer DCEU Batman gave to DCEU Flash when the latter asked about his superpower.
  • Sarcasm-Blind: He takes Tsukauchi's sarcastic comment about humility as praise.
    Tsukauchi: [reads Wonder Bat's business card, which reads "Most Excellent Wonder Bat: The Richest, Most Fabulous Hero Who Will Ever Save Your Life"] You're quite humble, when it comes down to it.
    Most Excellent Wonder Bat: It's a gift, I know. I'm done here, so just tell all of that to the stone lady and the old guy, assuming the old guy doesn't have an aneurysm, of course. See you the next time I save the day!
  • Sidekick: Of Ultimon.
  • Smug Super: He’s a Hero who’s unafraid of flaunting his wealth and is extremely casual over the fact he bought the once proud landmark of Japan.
  • Teen Idol: He’s a fairly young hero who’s popular amongst the youth of Japan, and lives the lifestyle of a celebrity while commodifying his team and mentor’s battles for profit. However, he and his team are very serious about their careers as Heroes in spite of appearing and acting like shallow celebrities.




A young, undefeated Hero who works in the United States but comes to Japan to hunt down a Villain who stole S.T.A.R. Labs tech. His story began seven years ago after a freak accident at the Hudson University Nuclear Plant in New Carthage, New York fused two scientists together at the subatomic level, allowing them to act as one person with a potent mix of Playing with Fire, I Love Nuclear Power, and transmutation abilities.
  • Abhorrent Admirer: He has one in the form of Killer Frost, an ice-slinging Villain who froze downtown Brooklyn because Firestorm wouldn't marry her. Of course, he's already Happily Married, so his aversion to her is understandable.
  • Adaptation Origin Connection: Firestorm has close ties to S.T.A.R. Labs in this story, seeking out the mysterious thief in place of The Flash.
  • Adorkable: While he initially comes off as stern and professional, Firestorm loves giving corny speeches and is a total fanboy for All Might. He then calls him sickly and old, much to All Might's displeasure, only to immediately backpedal and tell Professor Stein to shut up and let him have his moment.
  • Afraid of Their Own Strength: He mentions that he rarely uses his transmutation abilities because of how dangerous and hard-to-control they are. Given their potential to turn him into a Person of Mass Destruction, this is wholly justified.
  • Beware the Nice Ones: Firestorm is a nice, friendly guy, but when he gets enraged at Ultra-Humanite seemingly killing Izuku, his anger and the Firestorm Matrix starts transmuting things around him and even the ground beneath his feet with each step while declaring he'd kill Ultra-Humanite even if he had to turn Mt. Fuji into a pillar of salt to do so is enough to make the Ultra-Humanite and All Might to break out in a cold sweat.
  • Calling Your Attacks: One of his finishing moves is called Surtr Impact.
  • Composite Character: Firestorm is much more mature and professional like his Arrowverse incarnation at first. After meeting All Might, he becomes much more energetic and excitable like his Justice League Action version. His general power level as a Person of Mass Destruction more closely matches his comic book version.
  • EMP: While it takes time to charge, Firestorm can emit powerful EMPs that can shut down even the toughest robots with ease thanks to one of the Quirks of the people that compose him.
  • Flaming Hair: Has fire shooting out of his head instead of hair.
  • Flying Firepower: His most frequently used powers are his ability to sling fire and fly.
  • Foreshadowing: His Secret Identity as Hisashi Midoriya is heavily implied throughout the story.
    • While landing in front of Izuku, Firestorm says that he knows who it is and to let him handle the situation.
    • While getting Izuku to stop rambling, Firestorm has to pause to think before calling Izuku, "kid", indicating that he would have said something else under normal circumstances.
    • Hisashi is Japanese, which would explain why Firestorm looks Asian rather than Caucasian or African-American like Ronnie Raymond and Jason Rusch.
    • Hisashi has a fire breathing Quirk. Firestorm outright says that his abilities are composed of two people's Quirks, one of which is a fire Quirk, and the Firestorm Matrix.
    • After Izuku discovers the door to the Villain's lair, Firestorm says "He is smart, isn't he?" the way a proud father would.
    • He calls Izuku by his given name while on the verge of being killed by one of the Ultra-Humanite's robots.
    • Firestorm immediately goes into a Roaring Rampage of Revenge after a brief period of Stunned Silence when the Ultra-Humanite seemingly blasts Izuku off Mt. Fuji to his death with an ionic disruptor cannon. Even All Might has never seen this level of anger and fury within a young Hero before. While the Ultra-Humanite attributes this to Firestorm's relative youth and newness to heroics, this can also be interpreted as a natural Papa Wolf reaction.
    • What immediately calmed him down was Izuku's return, which Firestorm outright cheered compared to the surprise of everyone else present.
    • Firestorm's reaction to finding out that Izuku is an alien is never mentioned. Firestorm is also wholly supportive of Izuku even after the fact.
  • Hypocritical Humor: Firestorm brushes off Izuku's fanboying over him because he "knows the type". The minute "Mr. Yagi" reveals himself to be All Might, it's Firestorm's turn to start fanboying.
    All Might: [after saving Firestorm from a robot] Are you alright, Firestorm?
    Firestorm: Yeah, relatively speaking. More importantly, you're All Might! You're really All Might! I can't believe that sickly, old man was All Might, the whole time!
    All Might: Well, I had my reasons for-wait, old? I understand sickly, but old?
    Firestorm: Ah, no, sorry! I didn't mean to upset you. [to Professor Stein] Shut up, it's All Might! I'm allowed to be happy about this!
    All Might: Excuse me?
    Firestorm: Wasn't talking to you, it was just-oh, goddammit!
  • Fusion Dance: He's the product of two scientists merging together to act as one individual.
  • I Always Wanted to Say That: Firestorm is very happy to be able to use All Might's trademark "I am/We are here!" Catchphrase during their Big Damn Heroes moment.
    All Might: There won't be anymore evildoing going on today, Villain!
    Firestorm: For we are here! I've always wanted to do that.
  • I Love Nuclear Power: He was created when two scientists were fused together on a subatomic level by a freak accident at a fusion reactor.
  • Invincible Hero: According to Izuku, Firestorm has never lost a single battle in his Hero career. He does come close to dying after some robots managed to effectively nullify his powers, but he's swiftly rescued by All Might afterward.
  • The Knights Who Say "Squee!": As mentioned above, Firestorm is a huge fan of All Might's and can't contain his excitement around him.
  • Monochromatic Eyes: He has no irises, only white sclera.
  • Nice Guy: While he initially comes off as a Consummate Professional, that facade falls away after meeting All Might, revealing Firestorm to be an extremely empathetic and upbeat guy who is supportive of Izuku's heroic aspirations and not caring that he's an alien despite widespread and accepted anti-alien sentiments in the world.
  • One-Man Army: Firestorm wrecks 200 robots in rapid succession with just his fireballs and waves of fire while only suffering a single stab wound to the leg while protecting Izuku and "Mr. Yagi".
  • O.O.C. Is Serious Business: After calling Izuku by his last name for the entirety of their time together, Firestorm suddenly calls him by his given name when the latter was nearly killed by robots.
  • Papa Wolf: Firestorm is extremely protective of Izuku despite only just meeting him and tries to get him out of danger at the first sign of a Villain's presence. His sheer rage when Izuku is seemingly killed gives even All Might, a Papa Wolf himself, pause. Of course, he's Izuku's adoptive father, so this reaction is only natural.
  • Playing with Fire: One of his most frequent uses of his powers is to shoot balls or waves of fire at his foes.
  • Person of Mass Destruction: He threatens to transmute all of Mt. Fuji into a pillar of salt if necessary to kill the Ultra-Humanite after he pissed him off by seemingly killing Izuku.
  • Race Lift: The person controlling Firestorm's body is the Japanese Hisashi Midoriya instead of the Caucasian Ronnie Raymond or the African-American Jason Rusch.
  • Red Is Heroic: His costume is primarily red and yellow.
  • Roaring Rampage of Revenge: Firestorm is royally pissed after the Ultra-Humanite seemingly kills Izuku and threatens to turn all of Mt. Fuji into a pillar of salt if it means taking the Ultra-Humanite down. Both All Might and the Ultra-Humanite are appropriately unnerved at the young Hero's fury. The latter chocks this response up to Firestorm's relative youth. In truth, he's acting on his paternal instincts as Izuku's father.
    Firestorm: [to Professor Stein] Don't lecture me, old man. [turns a robot into a pile of rocks] I don't need you screaming in my ear, right now. [turning the ground beneath his feat into different gemstones with every step] Don't tell me to calm down! I'm going to kill this bastard! Right here! Right now! And I don't care if I have to turn this whole mountain into a pillar of salt to do so!
  • Secret Identity: Unlike most Heroes, Firestorm keeps his identity a secret in order to protect the secret of the Firestorm Matrix and prevent harmful and likely lethal attempts to forcibly fuse people together the way he was. One half of him is Professor Martin Stein, who is only alluded to by Firestorm's dialogue. All Might learns about this while saving Firestorm and promises to keep it a secret. The other half of him is Hisashi Midoriya.
  • Secret Keeper: By the end of the Mt. Fuji incident, Firestorm is aware of Izuku's alien heritage, but can't bring himself to hold it against him after seeing Izuku in action. So he keeps Izuku's involvement in the incident and his knowledge of the young alien's true nature a secret. Of course, this is easy for him to accept, because he's Hisashi Midoriya.
  • Stunned Silence: Twice. The first after Izuku is blasted off Mt. Fuji by the Ultra-Humanite, the second after Izuku tells him that he considers Inko and Hisashi Midoriya his real parents.
  • Superhero Sobriquets: "Nuclear Man".
  • Superpower Lottery: He effectively has three Quirks: his Playing with Fire Quirk, his EMP Quirk, and the Firestorm Matrix that allows him to fly and transmute matter. These abilities have served him well, as he has never lost a battle in his Hero career and he threatens to reduce Mt. Fuji into a pillar of salt while threatening the Ultra-Humanite.
  • Superman Stays Out of Gotham: Subverted. While he does most of his work in the States, his fluency in Japanese and ability to fly gets Flash and S.T.A.R. Labs to send Firestorm to Japan to deal with the Villain who stole S.T.A.R. Labs tech. This also means that he has little fame in Japan, which works to his advantage when he's ducking into an alleyway to separate into Hisashi and Professor Stein.
  • Talking to Themself: Firestorm is often speaking to no one in particular and seems to be holding conversations with himself, which baffles All Might and Izuku. He later explains himself by revealing that both consciousnesses that make up his form are still active, which is why he's able to use two Quirks as well as the Firestorm Matrix. Those familiar with Firestorm will know that he's one-half Professor Martin Stein, a Nobel Prize-winning nuclear physicist.
  • You Are Better Than You Think You Are: Shares one with All Might while trying to assuage Izuku's fears of his own growing array of Combo Platter Powers.
    Izuku: I mean, when my powers first came in, all I could do was jump really high and punch people way too hard. By the time I was ten, I could shoot lasers out of my eyes and knock people down just by exhaling. Now I'm fourteen going on fifteen, and all of a sudden, I can fly. Am I just going to keep getting more and more powers, the older I get? When I'm eighteen, are bones going to start shooting out of my fists? When I'm twenty, is my body going to turn into electricity, and I'll just zap everything around me? Is it ever going to end? Am I even going to be able to control it, forever?
    All Might: Of course you will! Even if you end up with a million different powers, there will always be a way for you to control yourself. I'm not going to say that it'll be easy, but you already don't want to hurt anyone, right? If you ask me, that's the most important step, there is.
    Izuku: [looking down at the ground] Still, though…
    Firestorm: Don't get like that, kid. He just said he believes in you, didn't he? That's the second most important step. Even if you have no confidence in yourself, never forget that there will always be people who care about you.

    Barry Allen - The Flash II 

Barry Allen - The Flash II
Barry Allen, better known as The Flash, was a simple forensic scientist before a freak lab accident gave him blistering Super Speed. He regularly battles The Rogues and Black Hole to keep the denizens of Central City safe. Because of this, he is unable to head to Japan to retrieve stolen S.T.A.R. Labs tech, instead notifying the Japanese Hero community and sending Firestorm in his place.
  • Action Dad: To twins Don and Dawn, with Iris West.
  • Adaptational Personality Change: While Barry is still largely The Generic Guy like in the comics, he's also shown to sometimes be as much of a clown as Wally, and he's also apparently a stoner.
  • Always Someone Better: Wally has surpassed him in raw speed, making Barry the second fastest man in the world. Even then, Barry's superior experience makes him better able to lead in stressful situations, as shown when he has to give Wally pointers.
  • Badass Family: He and his nephews, both named Wally West, are Central City's staunchest defenders and some of the fastest Heroes alive.
  • Combo Platter Powers: He has a Forensic Analysis Quirk and his trademark Super Speed, allowing him to quickly work out what exactly happened at a crime scene and act on it.
  • Composite Character: He works with S.T.A.R. Labs like his Arrowverse counterpart, but seems to have much of the history of his comics counterpart.
  • Cool Uncle: He's this to his nephews, who much prefer hanging out with him than their own Abusive Parents.
  • Happily Married: To Iris West.
  • Freak Lab Accident: He got his powers when a lightning bolt burst into the lab he was working in, interacting with various chemicals to give Barry his trademark speed.
  • Giver of Lame Names: His Flash Fact implies that this is the reason his kids-Don and Dawn - have similar sounding names, though Barry claims that Iris told him it's a popular naming convention in the 30th. century.
  • Hair of Gold, Heart of Gold: He's blond-haired and a very kind and capable Hero.
  • Inventor of the Mundane: Barry created "speed weed," a form of marijuana supercharged by Speed Force energy to create an extreme high. He's apparently made too much money to count selling it.
  • The Leader: Of both the Flash Family and the Flash & Flash Hero Agency.
  • Legacy Character: He's not the first Flash (that honor would go to Jay Garrick) and he's certainly not the last, as his nephews, both Wally Wests, are raring to take up the mantle.
  • Mundane Utility: Since marijuana is legal in all fifty-seven states, Barry uses bits of Speed Force energy on his joints to supercharge them and give him an even better high to relax. He also makes incredible amounts of money making this "speed weed".
  • One Steve Limit: Averted, as both he and Wally go by "the Flash."
  • Parental Substitute: To both Wally and Wallace.
  • Protectorate: Flash's protectorate is Central City, as in canon, which contributes to the Superman Stays Out of Gotham trope. He could go after the guy en route to Japan with stolen S.T.A.R. Labs tech and wants to intervene, but every second he spends away from home is an extra second in which the Rogues and Black Hole get to wreak havoc.
  • Red Is Heroic: His costume is primarily red with yellow accents.
  • The Stoner: Barry created "speed weed," a form of marijuana supercharged by Speed Force energy to create an extreme high. He's apparently made too much money to count selling it.
  • Super Speed: He's one of the fastest Heroes in the world.
  • Superhero Sobriquets: The Scarlet Speedster.
  • Superman Stays Out of Gotham: Due to differing jurisdictions and having his own hands full with the Rogues and Black Hole, Barry Allen, better known as The Flash, decides not to intervene after S.T.A.R. Lab tech is stolen and is en route to Japan, simply alerting the Japanese Hero community and sending Firestorm to let them handle it.
  • With Great Power Comes Great Perks: Zigzagged. While Barry fights crime regularly, he also makes tons of money off his brand of "speed weed" charged with Speed Force energy.

    Wally West II - The Flash III 

The Flash III - Wally West

The fastest man alive and the newest Flash. He left his abusive parents to live with his much nicer and cooler uncle, Barry Allen, before discovering that he was the Flash. After replicating the experiment that gave Barry his powers, Wally joined his uncle as a crimefighting speedster.

  • Adaptational Badass: This version of Wally has a Quirk, in addition to his Super Speed.
  • Combo Platter Powers: He and his cousin Wallace both have the power to create a wall out of anything they punch, be it the air, the ground, or other materials nearby in addition to their Super Speed.
  • Composite Character: Wally's personality takes a lot of inspiration from the DCAU version, but his history from the comics is still used and his costume is the one he's worn since the beginning of DC Rebirth.
  • Freak Lab Accident: Invoked. Wally replicated the same experiment that gave Barry his powers to obtain Super Speed of his own.
  • Happily Married: To Linda Park.
  • Legacy Character: He's the third Flash and the current holder of the title, "fastest man alive".
  • One Steve Limit: Subverted. He and his cousin Wallace have the same name (redhead Wally is Wally West II, while his cousin is Wally West III). Redhead Wally calls himself "Wally" while Wally III is referred to as "Wallace" to distinguish them.
  • Red Is Heroic: In addition to having the scarlet red costume, Wally is also a redhead.
  • Steven Ulysses Perhero: A guy with a Quirk that lets him create walls is named "Wally".
  • Super Speed: He's the fastest Hero in the business, surpassing even Barry.
  • Surpassed the Teacher: He is the fastest man alive, surpassing his mentor in raw speed.
  • Truer to the Text: Wally's relationship with his aunt Iris is this. The story uses her original origin of being an orphan sent back in time from the 30th. century, meaning the two aren't actually related by blood. While their relationship is still the same, it avoids the common practice of adaptations and retellings making them related by blood.

    Damian Wayne - Batman IV 

Damian Wayne - Batman IV

The fourth Robin, the biological son of the original Batman, and the fourth man to take up the mantle. Batman is one of the few Vigilantes still active in the world of Heroes. Even though his actions would be considered villainous under the law, he still receives widespread support.
  • Adaptational Badass: He has a Quirk that lets him telepathically communicate with the animals he's bonded with.
  • Adaptational Superpower Change: In the comics, he's a Badass Normal with extensive prep time and a Deal with the Devil to gain a Healing Factor. Here, he has a Quirk that lets him telepathically communicate with any animal he's bonded to, like the myriad of pets he keeps in the Batcave.
  • Affirmative Action Legacy: He's half Arab-Chinese when all of his predecessors were wholly Caucasian.
  • All There in the Manual: Damian's status as the fourth Batman was first revealed in author comments before being alluded to in the story. His Quirk is also revealed in more Spacebattles comments.
  • The Beastmaster: His Quirk lets him telepathically communicate with and coordinate his myriad of pets in battle.
  • The Cowl: Criminals in Gotham are as wary as ever of the Bat who prowls the streets of Gotham at night.
  • Friend to All Living Things: He's a well-known animal lover and his pets willingly follow him into battle against evil-doers on the streets of Gotham.
  • The Ghost: He and the other Batmen, as well as Gotham City, are alluded to in the story but never seen or visited.
  • Legacy Character: He was the fourth Robin and is currently the fourth Batman on top of being the only biological son of Bruce Wayne. According to the author, he's also tutoring Terry McGinnis.
  • Speaks Fluent Animal: He's the first member of the Batfamily to develop a Quirk, which lets him establish a telepathic link with animals he's bonded with. This makes Kouda a big fan of his, as Damian would lead his pets into battle during his nightly crusades to protect Gotham.
  • Tyke-Bomb: He was raised by the League of Assassins as a child to be an expert martial artist, tactician, detective, and assassin.
  • Vigilante Man: He's noted to be particularly brutal when compared to the previous Batmen and works outside of the law when a legalized system supported by his brothers exists.

     Stephanie Brown - Spoiler 

Stephanie Brown - Spoiler

The Spoiler of Gotham City. Currently one of the youngest members of the Batfamily, and the partner of Cassandra Cain (in more than one way).

     Cassandra Cain - Batgirl II 

Cassandra Cain - Batgirl

The current Batgirl of Gotham. Currently one of the youngest members of the Batfamily, and the partner of Stephanie Brown (in more than one way).


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    The Legion of Super-Heroes 

The Legion of Super-Heroes

In the 30th Century, Earth has become a very different place. Xenophobia, war, and pollution are things of the past, and society has advanced in the fields of technology. However, there is still conflict and even Villains both on Earth and beyond. Thus, the Legion of Super-Heroes was born. Taking inspiration from Superman, also known as Izuku Midoriya and Kal-El of Krypton, the Legion recruits like-minded individuals all across the universe to help maintain order and peace by battling the evil forces that would threaten it. They use their flight ring as both a symbol of membership and grants each member the ability to fly. Besides maintaining peace in their own time, they also handle matters that involve the use of time-travel. The main members that travel back in time to Izuku’s early years are Saturn Girl, Chameleon Boy, Lightning Lad, and Brainiac 5.
  • Deadpan Snarker: Both Chameleon Boy and Lightning Lad can’t help but snark at the time-traveling assassin’s protests.
  • The Empath: Irma Ardeen, better known as Saturn Girl, is able to read minds and feel the emotions lingering in others. Just before she leaves the 21st century, she decides to feel Izuku's mind, finding his doubt, fear, and nervousness along with his determination, bravery, and hope.
  • Hero of Another Story: In an officially recognized short sidestory written by the The Infamous Man, a member of the Cult of Evil from the 30th century had traveled back in time to assassinate Izuku with a Kryptonite bullet while he was hunting down his spaceship. The would-be assassin was foiled before he could even lay eyes on his quarry by a team from the Legion of Super-Heroes, Lightning Lad, Saturn Girl, Chameleon Boy, and Brainiac 5. All of them express their desire to meet Izuku at some point, but acknowledge that this wasn't the time before returning back to the 30th century. Izuku isn't aware of any of these events occurring because he had filtered out the background noise and was wholly focused on what he'd already set out to do.
  • Hero-Worshipper: In the 30th century, they were inspired by Izuku, who would later become known as Superman, and All Might. The Legion members refer to both of them as "living legends" in their time.
  • In Medias Res: They're introduced after they already foiled the assassin and are about to interrogate him.
  • Lame Pun Reaction: Saturn Girl, Lightning Lad, and Chameleon Boy all groan when Brainiac 5 makes a time-travelling pun.
    Saturn Girl: I hope we do meet him, one day. For real this time.
    Brainiac 5: We will one day. It's only a matter of time. [other Legionnaires groan]
  • Mind Probe: Saturn Girl threatens to do this to the assassin if he doesn’t cooperate by telling them who hired him. She doesn’t like doing it, but will if left no other choice.
  • Motor Mouth: Brainiac 5 starts rambling when he discusses the affiliations of the assassin the Legion just stopped and the fact that the 21st century has a pollution problem.
    Brainiac 5: [to Saturn Girl] You want to see him.
    Saturn Girl: Can you blame me? We’re just a few miles away from him. Back when he discovered his origins. It’s the stuff that’s shown in holo-vids everywhere. Plus... he could use some friends before he enters his training period.
    Brainiac 5: Yes, he could. But not yet. He needs to find himself first, and when he does... He’ll take the first steps needed to make our future. A future that’s moved past... this fairly ugly time. [pulls out a napkin to wipe his hands] And unsanitary. So can we go now, please? I feel the need to begin stating the periodic timetable to keep my mind occupied from all the pollution we are currently inhaling. I mean really. Fossil fuels? Do they have any idea how horrid it all smells? And don’t get me started on those glass bottles I saw on the ground in our arriva-!
    Saturn Girl: All right Brainy. All right... Don’t short-circuit on us. Let’s go home.
  • Pro-Human Transhuman: Many of the members of the Legion are aliens and they protect both Earthlings and offworlders alike.
  • Shout-Out:
    • Brainiac 5’s clothing choice is clearly inspired by the Eleventh Doctor’s outfit.
    • Lightning Lad mentions Midnighter attempting to assassinate Adolf Hitler during Earth’s First World War, which was done during Garth Ennis’ run in the character’s solo series.
  • The Smart Guy: Brainiac 5 is this for the legion, due to being their leader and generally knowing more than the others of what is going on.
  • Super OCD: Brainiac 5 turns his nose up at the fossil fuel-laden air of the 21st century and is furious to see glass bottles and other litter on the floor. Saturn Girl has to cut him off and gets the Legion members to their Time Sphere before he can continue ranting.
  • This Is Something He's Got to Do Himself: Brainy invokes this to keep the other Legion members from running up to Izuku in the present, warning against the butterfly effect it can cause.

    Legends of Tomorrow 

Legends of Tomorrow

A team of superheroes from the future. They arrive in 20XX straight out of a dogfight in the timestream to save a five-year-old Izuku from Brainiac.

  • Adapted Out: Save for Gideon, none of the Legends from the original TV show are on the team. However, since this team is flying the Waverider Mk. XVI, it's possible that they're simply a later iteration of the Legends.
  • Adaptation Origin Connection: None of the characters who weren't Original Characters had anything to do with the original Legends of Tomorrow.
  • All There in the Manual: The team's familial relations are revealed by the author in Spacebattles comments.
  • Gender-Equal Ensemble: Counting Gideon, there are four men and four women on the team.
  • I'm Not a Hero, I'm...: When Izuku says he never heard of Heroes like them, Kurisu tells him that they're not Heroes, they're Legends.
  • Ninja Pirate Zombie Robot:
    • Captain Selene is the part-Tameranean descendant of Renegade and Starfire, making her an alien time-traveling Batgirl.
    • Jarro is a time-traveling reformed alien in a jar on a gorilla body superhero.
  • Original Character: Batgirl, Gordium, and Kurisu.
  • Ragtag Bunch of Misfits: Their ranks include an expy of Spider-Woman, Captain Selene (the great-great-granddaughter of Dick Grayson and Starfire), a Green Lantern, Jarro, Warhawk, a seemingly normal human, and a blue-haired boy in rags with a spear.
  • Shout-Out: The Waverider has a quote from The Time Machine written on it.

Captain Selene Wayne - Batgirl

The captain of the Waverider Mk. XVI


The AI operating the Waverider Mk. XVI.
  • Cannot Tell a Lie: She has never lied to the Legends before, which Volk brings up when Warhawk brings up disbelief when a time vortex opens just as she says it would.
    Warhawk: Huh. Guess Gideon was telling the truth.
    Volk: When—mrrrrrrr—has she ever been known to lie?
  • Cool Ship: The Waverider Mk. XVI, a spaceship that can travel through time and is equipped with massive cannons powerful enough to fend off Brainiac's Skull Ships. Unfortunately, it has a bad tendency to stop working at the worst of times.
  • Wave Motion Gun: Her Bleed Buster fires a powerful beam of red energy strong enough to punch a hole clean through Brainiac's Skull Ship.


A crewmember of the Waverider Mk. XVI with Spider-Man-like abilities.

Starro/Jarro - Robin

The former alien conqueror who's now a reformed Hero and a crewmember of the Waverider Mk. XVI.
  • Annoying Younger Sibling: He calls Selene "Sis" (which she doesn't reciprocate) and is as much of a nuisance to her as he is a help.
  • Author Appeal: Jarro being a Legend is most likely playing off of the author's previously expressed appreciation of Starro's characterization from Dark Nights: Metal, onwards.
  • Brain in a Jar: Well, starfish alien in a jar, but Jarro is kept suspended in a glass jar filled with fluid, through which he controls his armored gorilla body.
  • Calling Your Attacks: Gorilla Knee! Gorilla Punch!
  • Face of a Thug: Jarro is a miniature version of Starro the Conqueror, the most feared alien to ever arrive on Earth and Izuku screams in horror at the sight of him. Despite this, Jarro is jovial, playful, and devoted to doing the right thing by protecting Izuku. Izuku finds the whole group intimidating enough that he tries to sneak away from them until they catch him again.
    Jarro: Something on my face? [while Izuku screams and squirms in his grip] Oh, wait, it's the whole, "evil alien overlord in a glass jar" thing, isn't it? Come on, man, no one likes having their Twitter history brought up!
  • The Friend Nobody Likes: No one on the team appears to respect him.
  • Insistent Terminology: Insists on being referred to as "Robin," but the rest of the crew refuses to do so.
  • Legacy Character: He's the current (or at least, self-proclaimed) Robin in whatever time period he hails from.
  • Mythology Gag: Jarro being a future Robin is referencing a Dream Sequence he had in Justice League (2018), which, in turn, was a bit of a Fandom Nod.
  • Reformed Criminal: Starro tried to mind control all of Earth in a terrible event that led to the founding of the Justice Society. As Jarro, he's a genuine hero.
  • Super Strength: Jarro's gorilla body is strong enough to keep a squirming five-year-old Izuku from wriggling out of his grasp and drop kick a proxy of Brainiac down a hallway.


The only "normal" person on the Waverider Mk. XVI. Kurisu is cool, aloof, and distant, but she shows a motherly side from time-to-time.
  • Fiery Redhead: Inverted. She's red-headed, but she's by far the most distant and levelheaded member of the team.
  • Original Character: She's the only Legend who's both a completely Original Character and has no connection to any pre-established characters.
  • The Stoic: She's far less emotional than her compatriots, responding to Selene's orders with a bored "Aye, aye, Captain." and an eye roll, preferring not to emote at all if possible.
  • Sugar-and-Ice Personality: Kurisu is aloof and distant, not even looking at others when she's speaking to them. But just as Izuku is about to burst into more tears and screaming, she walks over to calm him down with gentle pats to the head and words of comfort. As soon as he does, she turns away again.


A member of the Green Lantern Corps who hails from the planet Maag, where he and others are beings made of pure lava encased in molten rock. In present/future day, he works as a crewmember on the Waverider Mk. XVI.
  • Author Appeal: The author described Volk as being too awesome not to use.
  • Bizarre Alien Biology: His head is a volcano.
  • Character Tics: He rumbles with an "rrrrrrr" sound between phrases, rumbling the way a walking volcano would.
  • Determinator: Being a Green Lantern makes this a requirement.
  • Heroic Spirit: Presumably, as a Green Lantern he'd be able to push through nearly anything with sheer willpower.
  • Imagination-Based Superpower: Like all Green Lanterns, Volk is able to create virtually anything with his Power Ring, only limited by its charge and his imagination.
  • Pile Bunker: Fashions one with his Power Ring to punch Joubu/Brainiac away.


An orphan from Warworld who wields a powerful black spear called the Org and works as a crewmember on the Waverider Mk. XVI.
  • Adaptation Origin Connection: Warworld and Industria are one and the same and one of the alien tyrants Astro had to fight was Mongul.
  • Blade on a Stick: The Org, a spear powerful enough to send Brainiac flying when used in conjunction with a Green Lantern's Power Ring.
  • Canon Welding: In this story, Industria and Warworld are one and the same, and Mongul was one of the alien tyrants Astro had to fight.
  • Hero of Another Story: He was the protagonist of Horikoshi's previous story Barrage.
  • Kid Hero: He's a young teenager who travels through time to stop villainy and has defeated the likes of Mongul, who is often portrayed as Superman's peer if not physical superior, on his own.
  • Rummage Sale Reject: He's still wearing rags from his time on Warworld despite joining a superhero team.
  • Transforming Weapon: The Org usually takes the form of a bracelet when not in use, but turns into a spear when it's time for battle.
  • Transplant: From Barrage, one of Horikoshi's earlier works that was Cut Short.
  • You Gotta Have Blue Hair: Has dark blue hair.

Rex Stewart - Warhawk

The son of John Stewart and Shayera Hol and a crewmember of the Waverider Mk. XVI.
  • Adaptational Badass: This version of Warhawk wields a mace, presumably an Nth. Metal one like his mother.
  • Adaptational Jerkass: While he wasn't the nicest guy on the team in Batman Beyond, he acts a lot more hostile here than he did there.
  • Carry a Big Stick: A presumably Nth. Metal mace.
  • Good Is Not Nice: Warhawk angrily tells a screaming and crying five-year-old who had nearly been squeezed to death a few minutes before to shut the hell up, which only makes said five-year-old cry harder.
  • Half-Human Hybrid: Warhawk is the son of a human Green Lantern, Jon Stewart, and Shayera Hol, a Thanagarian warrior.
  • Heroic Lineage: He's the son of Green Lantern John Stewart and Hawkgirl Shayera Hol.
  • Wolverine Claws: His armor has talons at the fingertips.

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