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Superman (Kal-El)

Debuted as Superboy in 1920, became Superman in 1939. Married to Lois Lane, through which he became the father of Joel and Kara Kent (both of which are deceased). Eventually married Lana Lang in his later years.

  • Accidental Murder: Accidentally killed Ultra!Lex in 1989 while he was trying to find a way to escape.
  • Cool Old Guy: By the first miniseries' end.
  • De-Power: Luthor exposes him to Gold Kryptonite in 1989, but after his release from the Phantom Zone, Superman restores them.
  • Due to the Dead: Even in 2919, his new fortress of solitude still has a shrine to his wife, daughter, and wayward son.
  • Flight: Able to cross over a hundred light years within a day.
  • Godzilla Threshold: Gave Nixon a fragment of Green Kryptonite to use on him if he ever went mad.
  • Happily Married: To both his wives, even though his first marriage ended tragically with the death of Lois at the hands of Ultra!Lex.
  • No Place for Me There: Between, him, Batman, their descendants and all the other heroes in their wake, Earth (and indeed our whole galaxy)'s gotten a little too peaceful and boring for him.
  • Older Than They Look: Manages to live for a thousand years with only white hair and slight wrinkles to show for it. He notes that the longer he lives, the more slowly he seems to age.
  • Power Creep, Power Seep: His power levels are inconsistent between his Superboy and early Superman periods.
  • Reed Richards Is Useless: Justified. At one point he scoured the universe looking for a cure for cancer, but he couldn't find any that were compatible with human physiology.
  • Roaring Rampage of Revenge: The death of his family triggered this in Kal-El, as he sought to bring Ultra!Lex to justice.
  • Second Love:
    • In the "canon" Generations universe, he falls for Lana Lang, who turns out to have been immortal and superpowered all along.
    • In the alternate universe of Generations III, he falls for Beautiful Dreamer of the New Gods, and starts a family with her. Then they all get killed.
  • Skunk Stripe: Eventually appears with this in the 1980s, when he no longer needed to disguise himself as Clark Kent after his alternate identity had been exposed.
  • Superpower Lottery: Just like his mainstream Silver Age version.

Lois Lane

Superman's first wife.

Lana Lang

Superman's second wife.

  • The Ageless: Becomes this when the culmination of spells and weirdness she's been exposed to all her life grant her immortality.
  • Flight: It's not really clear just what the extent of her powers are, but she has this one, at least.
  • Hot Witch: Becomes this through the use of Merlin's staff, and gained (at least) magic-powered immortality and flight thanks to all the mystical stuff she messed with as a kid.
  • I Will Wait for You: Waited seven hundred years for Clark. Yowza.
  • Older Than They Look: In 2919, she's over a thousand years old, and looks maybe thirty at worst.
  • Redhead In Green: Wears a flowing green outfit after taking Merlin's staff, and her suit in the future has green accents as well as a green cape.
  • Second Love: For Clark.

Supergirl (Kara Kent)

The daughter of Kal-El and Lois Lane, and the first wife of Bruce Wayne, Jr.

  • Cain and Abel: The Abel to Joel's Cain.
  • Clark Kenting: Inverted: she wears a brunette wig as Supergirl.
  • The Empath: Has a psychic link with Stephanie Trevor, having been born at virtually the same time she was.
  • Flight: Extrapolating from her nephew, her top speed is over a billion miles per hour. But judging from her dad, this may be low-balling it.
  • Half-Human Hybrid: Yup, and half as powerful as her father. But, as she notes, half of infinity is still infinite.
  • Hybrid Power: Vulnerable to Kryptonite, but not as much as her dad.
  • Impaled with Extreme Prejudice: Her brother Joel killed her by punching right through her chest.
  • Kid Hero: One of the founding members of the Justice League of America, at about 11 or 12.
  • Superpower Lottery: Just like her dad, except, again, half as strong.

Joel Kent

The son of Kal-El and Lois Lane. Married Mei-Lai Kent and fathered Clark Wayne, who was adopted by Bruce Wayne Jr.

  • Blessed with Suck: The formula that Ultra!Lex gave him that would give him superpowers would also end up killing him.
  • Cain and Abel: The Cain to Kara's Abel.
  • Cassandra Truth: Refused to believe his father when he said that any formula that would give someone Kryptonian powers would be fatal.
  • Half-Human Hybrid: And even though he was born without powers thanks to Gold Kryptonite, it turns out he can still pass them on.
  • Horrible Judge of Character: Swallowed every lie Luthor fed him without question. But then, he was only about ten or so when Luthor started brainwashing him.
  • Ignored Epiphany: Claims that at the very last moment he felt hesitation toward killing his sister, as though he didn't really want to.
  • Inferiority Superiority Complex: His Glory Seeker ways and abuse of authority were obvious overcompensations for being born powerless.
  • Locked Out of the Loop: His family figured that the best way for him to grow up mentally healthy would be to keep him from finding out that his father was Superman. Luthor spoiled that.
  • Muggle Born of Mages: Born the only child of the couple without superpowers, but only because he was prenatally exposed to Gold Kryptonite by Lex Luthor (who secretly was the Ultra Humanite).
  • The Neidermeyer: Gets shot by his own troops in Vietnam after they lay waste to a village of innocent civilians. Is later brought back to health by his future wife Mei-Lai.
  • Politically Incorrect Villain: Hey, now, just because you've been deceived into despising your sister with every fiber of your being and are about rip her heart out of her chest is no reason to claim that a female could never be your father's equal, Joel! Shame on you! Shame!
  • Powered Armor: Averted. Seems to wear this in order to masquerade as Luthor, but it's all him.
  • Rescue Romance: Falls for Mei-Lai after she saves his life.
  • Revenge Before Reason: Mei-Lai asks him to set aside his hatred for his family and live in peace, but he just can't do it.
  • Superior Successor: "Luthumanite" convinced Joel that Clark exposed him to Gold Kryptonite as an infant so that he wouldn't become one of these and overshadow his father.
  • Tragic Villain: Let's see...Born the powerless son of the most powerful hero on earth, due to the machinations of his father's archenemy? Check. Deceived his entire life into hating his family by said archenemy? Check. Grows up into a miserable Neidermeyer and gets fragged and left for dead by his troops? Check. Accomplice to the murder of his mother? Check. Takes a Super Serum that allows him to murder his superpowered sister with his bare hands? Check. The serum's poisonous and the last thing he sees before his dies is his father's archenemy gloating about how he tricked him? Check! Bonus: He leaves a wife and son behind.
  • The Unfavorite: Perceived himself to be this.
  • Wedding Smashers: Interrupts the reception following Bruce Jr. and Kara's wedding so that he could kill his sister.
  • Your Days Are Numbered: The Super Serum Luthumanite concocted killed him in five hours, just as planned.

Mei-Lai Kent

The wife of Joel Kent, the second wife of Bruce Wayne, Jr., and the mother of Clark Wayne.

Supergirl Red (Lois Wayne)

One of the twin daughters of Clark Wayne and Amanda Mason.

  • Flight: Extrapolating from her dad's top speed, she can hit about 280 million miles an hour.
  • Hybrid Power: A chunk of Green Kryptonite can't kill Lara and Lois, but it still really hurts. It took extremely concentrated Green K radiation to kill her.
  • Not Growing Up Sucks: In the alternate timeline of Generations III, both she and her sister are frozen at about the age of eleven by Lex Luthor's first blackout bomb. She doesn't seem to mind it as much as Lara, though.
  • Older Than They Look: Kryptonians age more slowly the older they get, but in addition to this, she got stuck at about eleven thanks to Lex Luthor's blackout bomb, and stayed that way 'til she died.
  • Superpower Lottery: All the powers of a Kryptonian, but only at one-eighth strength. That still adds up to powers and abilities far beyond those of mortal men.
  • Talking with Signs: Since the Kryptonian wheelhouse doesn't include telepathy, she her sister and their dad have come up with their own sign language in order to communicate in space.
  • Uneven Hybrid: One-eighth Kryptonian.

Supergirl Blue (Lara Wayne)

One of the twin daughters of Clark Wayne and Amanda Mason.

  • Anti-Hero: After everything she's been through she has a somewhat darker outlook than most.
  • De-Power: Exposed herself to Gold Kryptonite in the hope that stripping her powers away would somehow allow her to age properly again. It worked, but the man she loved got trapped in a situation only Supergirl could've saved him from and died.
  • Disability Superpower: Not a very fun one. Since she was de-powered when Luthor blanketed the world in massively concentrated Green K radiation, she survived while her father and sister died in front of her.
  • Flight: Extrapolating from her dad's top speed, she can hit about 280 million miles an hour.
  • Guilt-Free Extermination War: Invoked. After learning that Darkseid had created a new breed of parademons capable of individual thought and personality, she killed the parademon she learned this from in order to ensure the war against them stayed this way for the others.
  • Hot-Blooded: One of the Wayne family in-jokes is that she's got a bad temper.
  • Hybrid Power: A chunk of Green Kryptonite can't kill Lara and Lois, but it still really hurts.
  • May–December Romance: A couple of really odd versions, in the alternate universe from Generations III.
    • At the age of roughly four hundred, she falls for an alien named Ator who's about fifty and the equivalent of an earth teenager. He has feelings for her, but she's still physically eleven years old, so he can't act upon them.
    • After exposing herself to Gold K and aging to adulthood, she Bruce Wayne fall in love.
  • Muggle Born of Mages: Her son with Bruce was born without any Kryptonian abilities whatsoever, and aged normally until death. In-universe speculation is that the Gold K exposure may have messed her genes up somehow, but the blackout bomb exposure could have had something to do with it, as well.
  • No-Sell: Somehow, losing her powers and gaining them back made her completely immune to Kryptonite.
  • Not Blood Related: Bruce Wayne's adoptive great-granddaughter. They eventually marry.
  • Not Growing Up Sucks: In the alternate timeline of Generations III, both she and her sister are frozen at about the age of eleven by Lex Luthor's first blackout bomb, leaving her in the fun position of being four hundred years old, perpetually prepubescent, and deeply in love with someone who was physically in his late teens for his race.
  • Older Than They Look: Kryptonians age more slowly the older they get, but in addition to this, she got stuck at about eleven thanks to Lex Luthor's blackout bomb for four hundred years, aged into adulthood after exposing herself to Gold K, and then started aging like a Kryptonian again after drinking Super Serum.
  • Outliving One's Offspring: Thomas, her son with Bruce, was completely human while she aged like a Kryptonian.
  • Pregnant Badass: Fought while pregnant with the child of herself and Bruce.
  • Skunk Stripe: Gains one over the centuries, but doesn't appreciably age otherwise.
  • Superpower Lottery: All the powers of a Kryptonian, but only at one-eighth strength, just like her sister.
  • Talking with Signs: Since the Kryptonian wheelhouse doesn't include telepathy, she her sister and their dad have come up with their own sign language in order to communicate in space.
  • Uneven Hybrid: One-eighth Kryptonian.

    Batman Family 

Batman I/Robin I/Flying Fox (Bruce Wayne)

Debuted as the first Robin in 1929, became Batman in 1939. Married to his first wife in 1949, through which he fathered his son Bruce Wayne Jr. Retired from being Batman after 1959, only to resume the mantle in 1999 after turning Ra's al-Ghul's underground empire into a humanitarian organization.

  • Badass Normal: Did you expect anything else?
  • Big Good: Turns into this when he takes over Ra's al Ghul's underground criminal empire, turning it into a legitimate organization.
  • Cool Old Guy: Even before he took a dip in the Lazarus Pit, he was still able to kick some serious ass.
  • Empowered Badass Normal:
    • Well, okay, if you want to be technical, his aging gets drastically slowed at one point. But that's the only "power" he's got...
    • least in the normal timeline. in the alternate timeline of Generations III, he and Lara discover that Superman's Super Serum, which normally kills anyone with pure human blood, works just fine on immortal humans. As a bonus, since he's not Kryptonian, Kryptonite doesn't work on him.
  • Fiction 500: In 1939, he's the worlds seventh richest man. By 1979, he's the fourth. Shortly after this, he adds Ra's Al-Ghul's immeasurable holdings to his wealth.
  • Fountain of Youth: Restored to the prime of his youth by immersing himself with Ra's al-Ghul in the Lazarus Pit, while also gaining immortality.
  • Identity Impersonator: Impersonated Superman in 1949 to help him rescue Lois Lane from Lex Luthor and the Joker.
  • Morality Pet: It's noted that Batman cleans up his act after he takes Robin on as a sidekick, and Alfred points out that adopting Dick helped Bruce calm his demons.
  • No Place for Me There: Just like Superman.
  • Older Than They Look:
    • Ages only one year for every 100 years after he was immersed in the Lazarus Pit.
    • In the Generations III alternate timeline, you can add Kryptonian slowed-aging-over-time to that.
  • Outliving One's Offspring: In Generation III's alternate timeline, he outlives his son by Lara Kent, who was born completely human.
  • Second Love: In the alternate universe presented in Generations III, he hooks up with Wonder Woman at some point in the 23rd century. It lasts until she decides she wants to return to Themyscira over a hundred years later.
  • Skunk Stripe: Obtained this both through normal aging and also through slowed-down aging after his immersion in the Lazarus Pit.

Batman II/Robin II (Dick Grayson)

Bruce Wayne's legal ward, who became the second Robin until 1949. Was the second Batman until he was killed by the Joker in 1969.

  • Badass Normal: Didn't get any fun powers 'til after he was a ghost.
  • Identity Impersonator: Impersonated Superman in 1949 to help him rescue Lois Lane from Lex Luthor and the Joker.
  • Kid Hero: As in mainstream comics. In this universe, though, he started a little earlier, when he saved Bruce Wayne from a couple of thugs.
  • Mind Rape: After he died he tried to Mind Rape the Joker to death.
  • No-Holds-Barred Beatdown: Following his death, his ghost starts attacking the Joker's mind, in a fashion interpreted as one of these.
  • Official Couple: With Batgirl, cut off by his untimely death.
  • Revenge Before Reason: After death he tried to vengefully kill the Joker, putting his very soul at risk.
  • Thou Shalt Not Kill: As a ghost, his desire for vengeance overcomes his reason, and he psychically attacks the elderly Joker's mind in order to kill him. Alfred manages to pull him back from the brink, reminding him that he's not a murderer and literally saving his soul.
  • Unfinished Business: After his death, he torments the Joker as a ghost, until the spirit of Alfred persuades him to let his hatred go and pass on.

Batman III/Robin III (Bruce Wayne Jr.)

The son of Bruce Wayne and his first wife, he first became the third Robin, then took over as the third Batman in 1969. Was briefly married to Kara Kent in 1979, then married Mei-Lai Kent and adopted her son, naming him Clark Wayne.

  • Anti-Hero: Owing primarily to his unresolved rage over his first wife's murder.
  • Badass Normal: He's Batman, son of Batman, adoptive brother of Batman.
  • Draft Dodging: Would have averted this trope if it weren't for the death of his partner Dick Grayson at the hands of the Joker.
  • Evil Costume Switch: Anti-heroic, anyway, as after the death of his wife he adopted a even darker, armored version of his father's costume, to match his grim attitude.
  • Heroic BSoD: Has one at the time of his first wife's murder.
  • Identity Impersonator: When his partner Dick Grayson (the second Batman) was killed by the Joker, Bruce Jr. donned a spare Batsuit and dressed Dick in his Robin costume so that nobody would know that the Joker killed Batman.
  • Kid Hero: One of the founding members of the Justice League of America, at about 13 or 14, and of course as Robin.
  • Loophole Abuse: Teamed up with Supergirl as Robin in 1964 when his mother forbade him to team up with Dick Grayson (as Batman).
  • Morality Pet: Mei-Lei and later young Clark as Robin become this for him, helping him reorient himself after the death of his wife.
  • No-Holds-Barred Beatdown: Inflicts one on Alan Scott after the JLA turns on him.
  • Second Love: After adopting Joel Kent's son, Clark, he falls for Mei-Lai as Joel did.
  • What Have I Become?: Slips into hardcore anti-heroism after the death of Kara, and realizes how far gone he is after he nearly beats Alan Scott to death.
  • Widowed at the Wedding: His first wife Kara Kent was all too soon killed by her brother Joel.

Mrs. Wayne

It's deliberately unclear who Bruce married, but she's the mother of Bruce Wayne Jr.

  • Batman Gambit: Tricks Bruce Jr. into using the Lazarus Pit to youthen himself with one of these.
  • Fantasy-Forbidding Mother: Didn't want Bruce Jr. to become Robin until he was eighteen, and never forgives Dick for allowing him to do so at about thirteen instead. It also drives a wedge between her and Bruce Sr.
  • Rejected Apology: As mentioned, Dick goes to the grave without her forgiving him for taking Bruce Jr. on so early.
  • The Un-Reveal: It's easier to guess who she's not.

Alfred Pennyworth

The Waynes' butler, who lived until the 1960s and then after death became a guardian ghost until 1975.

  • Helpful Hallucination: Bruce occasionally sees him after his death, though he thinks he might just be one of these.
  • Heroic Sacrifice: Saving Dick meant passing on and no longer existing in this world even as a ghost. He didn't even hesitate.
  • Unfinished Business: Continued looking after Bruce following his death, until he was called upon to help Dick Grayson's troubled soul find rest. They passed on together.

Batgirl (Barbara Gordon)

The daughter of Tony Gordon, the son of James Gordon. She was Dick Grayson's partner in the 1960s when he was Batman. She later becomes President of the United States in the late 1990s.

Knight-Wing/Robin IV (Clark Wayne)

The son of Joel and Mei-Lai Kent, he was adopted by Bruce Wayne Jr. and became the fourth Robin before choosing his own identity as Knight-Wing.

  • Bilingual Backfire: At first, his parents could keep secrets from him by speaking in Vietnamese. Then he met a kid in school who could speak it too. That's how he learned Bruce Jr. wasn't his real father.
  • Dating Catwoman: Defeated Amanda Mason aka Ransak II in 1997, regularly visited her in prison and married her in 2008, after she was released.
  • Empowered Badass Normal: Though he was the grandson of Superman, he was born with that side of his heritage dormant. As a normal, well-trained human, he spent over a decade as Bruce Jr.'s Robin before becoming becoming Knight-Wing. And then he drank Superman's improved Super Serum...
  • Flight: This seems to be the power that lowers the most quickly over the generations, but apparently at top speed it still only takes him roughly fifteen minutes to get from Mars to Earth. That's 560 million miles an hour!
  • Happily Adopted: To Bruce Wayne Jr.
  • Hybrid Power: One firm advantage he has over his grandfather is that Kryptonite takes a long time to have an appreciable effect on him, though it does hurt.
  • Legacy Immortality: Averted by him. He refused to become Batman, believing that only a true-blooded Wayne can become Batman. He does in Generations III become Superman.
  • Locked into Strangeness: In "Generations III", his hair goes stark white after being at the epicenter of Luthor's strange blackout bomb.
  • Locked Out of the Loop: For a few years, Bruce Jr. felt the best way to raise him would be to keep him finding out about his true father, and to hide his identity as Batman from him. Obviously, he changed his mind.
  • Morality Pet:
    • To Joel Kent, as he and his mother Mei-Lai are the only characters to elicit any real tenderness from him.
    • Much like the first Robin, working alongside his adoptive son helps Bruce Jr. put his demons to rest.
  • Older Than They Look: Starts aging more slowly after his Kryptonian powers are awakened.
  • Superpower Lottery: All the powers of a Kryptonian, but only at quarter-strength...his granddaddy's the Silver Age shove-a-planet-around-Superman, though, so that's nothing to sneeze at.
  • Talking with Signs: Since the Kryptonian wheelhouse doesn't include telepathy, he and his daughters have come up with their own sign language in order to communicate in space.
  • Uneven Hybrid: One-quarter Kryptonian. He can still see over a hundred light-years away once he gets his powers.


    Wonder Woman Family 

Wonder Woman I/Wonder Girl I (Princess Diana)

Debuted as the first Wonder Woman during World War II. She married Steve Trevor and had a daughter with him named Stephanie Trevor.

  • Gadgeteer Genius: Invented the "purple ray", a powerful healing device that can even bring back the recently dead.
  • Offing the Offspring: Her daughter fell in battle, and though the Supergirls got her into a stasis chamber as quickly as possible (the fight was still going on), her brain was too far gone for even the purple rays to save her. Diana implicitly gave her brain-dead daughter a Mercy Kill as a result.
  • Outliving One's Offspring: As mentioned above.
  • Second Love: She and Batman hook up for about a hundred years.

Wonder Woman II/Wonder Girl II (Stephanie Trevor)

The daughter of Steve and Diana Trevor.

  • Adaptation Name Change: Diana and Steve have had a heroic daughter in other continuities, though as Steve didn't die prior to her birth her previous incarnations were named after Hippolyta instead and used the hero name Fury instead of Wonder Woman.
  • The Ageless: Looks about the same after her Time Travel adventure.
  • Brought Down to Badass: Inherited her mother's vulnerability to having her hands bound by a man. She's still a masterful fighter, however.
  • Dead Guy Junior: Named after her father Steve Trevor.
  • Domino Mask: Her Wonder Girl/Wonder Woman mask.
  • The Empath: Shares a psychic link to Kara that enables her to sense whatever pain she's feeling.
  • Flight: This version of Wonder Woman can't fly on her own, but Stephanie has the Winged Sandals of Hermes.
  • Half-Human Hybrid: Half-human/Half-uh, divinely-animated clay sculpture? Only half as powerful as her mother, but certainly well above a normal human, physically.
  • Kid Hero: One of the founding members of the Justice League of America, as a young teen or tween.
  • One-Woman Army: Took out two hundred parademons before she fell in battle.
  • Time Travel: After the JLA beat Tempus, she was displaced in time to ancient Greece for a thousand years from her perspective and three from her friends'.

    Green Lanterns 

Green Lantern I (Alan Scott)

Debuted as the first Green Lantern during World War II.

  • Older Than They Look: Used his ring to suspend his aging. It's mentioned that the effort of doing this is taking a toll on his overall health.
  • Weaksauce Weakness: As with his mainstream counterpart, his ring doesn't work on wood.

Green Lantern II (Kyle Rayner)

Alan Scott's first successor as Green Lantern.

  • Inadequate Inheritor: Alan asked his ring to choose as worthy successor and its first choice was Hal Jordan, who felt he could do more good with his political career. Alan then chose Kyle Rayner based upon a recommendation from the Flash. Averted, though, in that Kyle did a fine job in the role regardless. He just ain't no Hal Jordan, as events come to prove.
  • Official Couple: Exchanges some lovey-dovey talk with Flash IV.
  • Weaksauce Weakness: Believed the Guardians when they said his ring was ineffective against yellow (and so it was).

Green Lantern III (Hal Jordan)

Alan Scott's first choice as his successor, he eventually took up the mantle when Sinestro was hunting down all Green Lanterns.

Green Lantern of the 30th Century (Jordan Kelley)

  • Affirmative Action Legacy: Technically, he's the second black Green Lantern that we know of (he mentions his father), but there certainly could have been more by the 30th Century.
  • Named After Somebody Famous: His father was also a Green Lantern and named him after the greatest Lantern of all.

    Flash Family 

Flash I (Jay Garrick)

Debuted as the Flash during World War II.

Flash II (Barry Allen)

Became the mentor of Wally West, the first Kid Flash, and the father of Carrie Allen, the second Kid Flash.

Kid Flash I (Wally West)

The father of Jay West, who became the fifth Flash.

  • Kid Hero: One of the founding members of the Justice League of America, as a young teen or tween.

Flash IV/Kid Flash II (Carrie Allen)

The daughter of Barry Allen.

  • Hot-Blooded: Very rash and impulsive, which leads to Bruce Jr. defeating her handily.
  • Official Couple: Exchanges some lovey-dovey talk with Green Lantern II.

Flash V (Jay West)

The son of Wally and Magda West.

  • Sketchy Successor: Only a fraction as fast as the Flashes before him, yet still the fastest man of his generation.

    Other Heroes 

Black-Hawk (Janet Hall)

A Winged Humanoid modeled after the original Hawkman.

Cyborg (Victor Stone)

  • An Arm and a Leg: Can separate his limbs if necessary.
  • Skunk Stripe: He's about the same age the founders of the JLA are when he appears (fifties or so), so his grey temples make sense.

Deadman (Boston Brand)

Hawkman (Carter Hall)

  • A God Am I: Claims to be the reincarnation of an Egyptian god, rather than a reincarnated prince.
  • Carry a Big Stick: Uses a mace.
  • Stuff Blowing Up: Filled said mace with explosives in order to destroy a large chunk of a Nazi weapons platform/mech.



Superman's enemy since 1920.

  • And Your Little Dog, Too!: After resurfacing in 1989, he takes advantage of Superman's ongoing decade-long worldwide search for him to secretly kill every last one of Superman's civilian friends and their descendants while he's away, just to twist the knife.
  • Arch-Enemy: Superman's. Only Darkseid (in Generations III) can make a similar claim, even after the real Lex Luthor returns.
  • Evil Cripple: Jonathan Kent shoots him with a shotgun, which causes his machine to activate on him and paralyze him from the waist down.
  • Grand Theft Me: Took over Luthor's body when his henchman's brain was thought to have been dead. He also intends to take over Superman's body in order to gain his powers.
  • Like a Son to Me: Tells Joel Kent he feels this way in order to manipulate him.
  • Time Travel: Hides from Superman for ten years by building a time portal and simply stepping ahead in time.
  • Wedding Smashers: Orchestrates the whole interruption of Bruce Jr. and Kara's wedding with Joel Kent, disguising himself as Lois Kent's doctor so that he could kill her while Bruce Jr. goes after Joel.

Lex Luthor/Metallo

Superman's enemy since his days as Superboy.

  • Brain–Computer Interface: Yup. And he gets internet, too. Or the future equivalent.
  • Brain in a Jar: Becomes this in Generations II after it was assumed that Lex became brain-dead, allowing Ultra to Body Swap with him.
  • Break Out the Museum Piece: After his blackout bomb wore off and he could move again, he immediately went to the Superman Museum, took over the AI that ran the place, and started using all the alien weapons and technology within on anyone who tried to stop him.
  • Came Back Wrong: His brain had been nearly destroyed, and the Ultra-Humanite's servants spent sixty-nine years repairing it before putting it into a robot body and waking him up. Judging by how unstable he turned out that wasn't nearly long enough, although they did try to fix his anti-social tendencies.
  • Dodgy Toupee: Averted. That thing survived an explosion more of less intact!
  • Driven to Madness: Dying, having his wrecked brain repaired as best as possible and becoming a Wetware CPU with all the bizarre new senses and information that entails, as well as losing sixty-nine years of his life did a real number on him, pushing his inborn power lust and instability to new heights.
  • Even Evil Has Standards: As one of the Ultra-Humanite's goons, he objects to killing an innocent woman for show.
  • Evil Redhead: As "Ell" he wore a red wig. Historically, he was a good redhead before the incident that made him bald.
  • Heel–Face Turn: Has the traditional backstory wherein he was a good friend and helper to Superboy until the hero messed up one of his experiments and left him severely depilitated.
  • Go Mad from the Isolation: Being trapped, fully conscious and aware, in his powerless robot body for four centuries after his first blackout bomb went off made him even crazier.
  • Hoist by His Own Petard: In Generations III, the blackout bomb he designs with the help of the Parademons knocks out all technology on and around earth for four hundred years. Including his new robot body.
  • Kryptonite Is Everywhere: Inverted. Since there was no other way to permanently power the device keeping him alive, the only ethical thing to do was to let him keep the last known piece of Green Kryptonite left in existence. "Ethical" isn't always the same thing as "sensible", alas.
  • Mook Lieutenant: Under Ultra-Humanite.
  • The Starscream: His younger self to the Ultra-Humanite.
  • Stranger in a Familiar Land: After nearly seventy years, he's overwhelmed by his first sight of Times Square.
  • Teen Genius: Just like in mainstream continuity. In this one, though, he's second fiddle to the Ultra-Humanite, who busted him out of juvie.
  • Walking Armory: Boasts about having enough weaponry to take down half a city in his robot body.
  • Wetware CPU: Post-resurrection, Lex is this for an incredibly advanced robot body, with its sensors and data banks feeding information directly into what's left of his brain.
  • What Have I Become?: He doesn't cope with his new situation very well, to say the least.


Batman's enemy since World War II

  • A Mind Is a Terrible Thing to Read: The Joker's mind is a pretty disorienting place to be, as Deadman finds out firsthand.
  • Legacy Immortality: Claims to want his legacy to die with him while the Joker Junior is on the loose, though actually it is the Joker himself who is posing as his unrelated successor.
  • Moral Sociopathy: He doesn't work with Nazis and he always repays his debts.
  • My Grandson Myself: He uses makeup and a wig to pretend to be his own son.

Ra's al-Ghul

Batman's enemy and secret admirer


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