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The Outlaws

    In General 
  • 100% Adoration Rating: Not universally, but in Jump City, they're well accepted and respected as the heroes. This also makes it difficult for the Justice League to apprehend them without causing an uproar. The civilians of Jump City even actively lie to the Justice League about knowing anything on them to prevent them from getting arrested. In addition, their home state, California, is actively fighting Luthor's Super Registration Act so as they don't lose the Outlaws as heroes.
  • Action Girl: Raven and Starfire both definitely qualify. Hell, they're practically the strongest members of the team.
  • Anti-Hero Team: They're all good guys at their core, but they're willing to commit murder and other ruthless actions against criminals and corrupt individuals when the Justice League is unwilling. They also have a willingness to commit illegal activities such as theft if it means achieving their goals.
  • Dark and Troubled Past: Life has not been kind to any of them. Even Titan, who's had it the easiest, isn't immune to this.
    • Red X was the second Robin, who was never really welcomed as Dick Grayson's replacement. He lived on the streets for most of his life until he was taken in by Batman, but frequently clashed with his adoptive father's ideology due to seeing the justice system as useless. Then the Joker killed him, then he was resurrected, then he saw the third Robin and felt betrayed and replaced by the closest thing to a father he had.
    • Arsenal was the original Speedy, who was captured by Lex Corp goons and had his arm cut off to supply DNA for the Light's cloning experiments. He awakens years later to learn that he lost eight years of his life and his clone had been living it, as well as his mentor having apparently given up on finding him having lost hope that he was still alive.
    • Starfire was the princess of Tamaran until the planet Apokolips threatened to go to war with her people. A deal was made and her sister, Blackfire, gave her as a peace offering to avoid war and take the throne for herself. She spent years of her life fighting, suffering enslavement, and being tortured until she finally escaped to Earth.
    • Raven was born as the daughter of Trigon, an extra-dimensional demon lord who intends to use her to invade reality when the time comes. She's painfully aware of all this and has been an outcast for her entire life because of this and her naturally creepy demeanor.
    • Titan lived in a Jewish community that was very rigid in it's practices. Discovering he was a metahuman was bad enough, but his sexual orientation was too much for his family to stomach, so he was kicked out by their laws and has been on his own ever since.
  • Dark Is Not Evil: Some of their members have dark coloring (particularly Red X, Arsenal, and especially Raven) and all of them are ruthless in their dispatch of crime, but they are ultimately heroes who protect the innocent.
  • The Dreaded: They quickly become this to the criminals of Jump City thanks to their lethal approach to dealing with crime.
  • Five-Man Band:
    • The Leader: Jason created the team and is generally taking the big decisions.
    • The Lancer: Roy was the second recruit and is more openly grouchy.
    • The Smart Guy: Raven is quite contemplative and her being the Lady of Black Magic is a rather intellectual position.
    • The Big Guy: Benji can turn into metal and is physically the strongest after absorbing Nth metal. He also tends to meekly follow his friends.
    • The Chick: Starfire, since she's beautiful and caring. Doesn't detract from her badassery.
  • A Hero to His Hometown: Jump City loves the Outlaws, branding them the local superhero team.
  • It's Personal: Some of them hold pretty strong grudges against certain people.
    • Red X wants to kill the Joker for his torture and death from years past, not to mention the countless others the clown has killed.
    • Arsenal acknowledges that he has an addiction to making Luthor's life a living Hell for putting him on ice nine years ago.
    • Rachel has nothing but hatred for her demonic father thanks to his blood coursing through her and causing her to become both an outcast and potential Apocalypse Maiden for his machinations.
    • Kori despises Darkseid for the years of torture and slavery that he forced upon her. She gets particularly aggressive whenever they fight Parademons.
  • Never Hurt an Innocent: They defend innocents and comfort them. Criminals and the corrupt, on the other hand...
  • Ragtag Bunch of Misfits: So we have a former Street Urchin turned thief since he was resurrected, a Handicapped Badass archer suffering from Cloning Blues in spite of being the original, a half-demonic goth with more Daddy Issues than can be counted, an alien Warrior Princess top-model and a withdrawn gay Jew able to turn into metal. Is that sufficiently weird for you?
  • True Companions: They almost function more like a family, especially off-mission.
  • Two Girls to a Team: Raven and Starfire. Almost a Gender-Equal Ensemble because they're only five.
  • Villain with Good Publicity: They aren't villains, but they are much more ruthless in their dispatch of crime than the Justice League. Regardless, the people of Jump City adore them for their actions against criminals and going out of their way to comfort the civilians they protect.

    Red X 

Red X / Robin II (Jason Todd / Peter Haywood)

Species: Human

Abilities: peak athletic abilities, swordsmanship, acrobatics, xenothium powered suit
The second Robin. He was originally an orphan taken in by Batman and trained to be Robin. However, his experiences growing up led him to see the justice system as broken and incapable of solving problems. His stubborn attitude caused him to clash with Batman numerous times. He was eventually killed by the Joker, or so everyone believed. Unknown to most, he was taken in by the League of Assassins and resurrected through the Lazarus pit. He now leads the Outlaws and seeks to get his revenge on the Joker for his suffering.
  • Adaptational Heroism:
    • In the comics, he Jumped Off The Slippery Slope and became a crime lord and outright villain before he fully transitioned into being an Unscrupulous Hero. Here, he starts out as an Anti-Hero and, while he serves the League of Shadows as an independent agent, still actively protects the innocent and refuses to harm them, while in the comics he got to a point where he didn't care about civilians.
    • Also in the comics, he tried to kill Tim Drake out of jealousy. Here, while he's certainly envious of the new Robin, it never reaches that level and he goes out of his way to save Tim's life twice. In fact, when he threatens his other brother, Dick Grayson, with death, he was so horrified that he was effectively bedridden after the fact for a while.
  • Adaptational Superpower Change: His battle style is now a more aggressive version of how Robin would fight rather than the gunslinger fighting style he used as Red Hood.
  • Adaptation Name Change: He goes by Red X rather than his typical Red Hood moniker.
  • Always Second Best: How he feels about himself in comparison to Tim Drake.
    Jason: He's rich, a genius, cautious, polite, and trusting. Everything I'm not.
  • Anti-Magic: The swords Talia gave him are designed to hurt mythical being and are immune to magic themselves, as shown in his fight with Klarion.
  • Back from the Dead: The Lazarus pit resurrected him after he was killed by the Joker.
  • Big Brother Mentor: Whenever he spends time with Damian, he takes time to teach his younger adoptive brother how to better combat metahumans.
  • Break the Cutie: The Team never really accepted him as Dick's successor, then he messily died, then he was forcibly resurrected, then he learned his father never avenged him and apparently replaced him. Can you really blame him for turning out the way he did?
  • Broken Pedestal: He becomes one for Tim after the kid starts investigating his past killing Felipe Gonzales and piecing together that he's Red X. Doesn't stop Tim from trying to help him though.
  • Calling the Old Man Out: Heartbreakingly done with a lifted-from-the-comics speech when Batman finally sees the face hiding under Red X.
  • Composite Character: In the traditional comicbooks, Dick Grayson was the Robin associated with Raven and Starfire. He's also mixed with Red X from the Teen Titans cartoon, whose identity was never learned.
  • Cool Big Bro: Is seen as this by Damian. He deliberately invoked this so he that he didn't turn out like his aloof adoptive brother, Dick Grayson, and it seems to have paid off.
  • Empowered Badass Normal: While it doesn't really increase his physical capabilities, his suit does let him teleport a good distance. He also wields mythical swords that are immune to Klarion's magic and can even hurt the Lord of Chaos.
  • Happily Adopted: He was taken in by Talia al Ghul after his resurrection. He views her as a mother, which she reciprocates.
  • Heroic Self-Deprecation: He honestly has a hard time seeing himself as a good person. He often calls himself the walking manifestation of everything wrong with humanity.
  • Joker Immunity: Ironic considering who the trope is named after, but let's just say he didn't stay dead for long thanks to the Lazarus pit.
  • Locked into Strangeness: After his resurrection, he gained a patch of white hair that never seems to go away no matter how much he dyes it.
  • Moral Event Horizoninvoked: When Nightwing confronts him before he can kill the Joker, he warns him not to cross this line. Jason is aware that there's no going back from this, and he doesn't care.
  • My God, What Have I Done?: Has this reaction when he realizes that he threatened to kill his own brother. It was so bad that he was effectively bedridden for a while.
  • Mythology Gag: His Red X identity. Also, his association with Raven and Starfire.
  • Not-So-Harmless Villain: Since he presented himself as a master thief, the Justice League considered him more an annoying pest than a true danger. When he and the Outlaws effortlessly defeat the team, they start to become weary of him, but still don't see him as a true danger. Until he coldly, willingly murdered Joker.
  • Wouldn't Hit a Girl: He makes it clear that he absolutely despises the idea of hurting women, especially since they have shown him the most kindness in his life. Those who do this tend to be very high on his "to kill" list. There is only one exception to this rule that he has no issue brutally maiming and torturing; Harley Quinn.
  • Wouldn't Hurt a Child: He also makes it clear that he doesn't hurt children, or at the very least, tries to avoid hurting them too much.
  • You Are Better Than You Think You Are: On the receiving end. When confronted by him, Tim is shocked to realize Jason considers himself a screw-up and tries to assure him this opinion is wrong. It doesn't seem it worked.


Arsenal / Speedy I (Roy Harper)

Species: Human

Abilities: martial combat skills, fire arms, peak athletic abilities
The original Speedy who was captured by The Light almost a decade ago. The Light cut off his right arm and used his DNA to create a clone of him that would infiltrate the Justice League. He was freed by his clone and originally joined the Team, but was kicked off due to his selfishness and inability to get over his personal demons. He later encountered Red X who offered him a place and team where he would belong, an offer he accepted, and doesn't regret.
  • Artificial Limbs: He still has his bionic arm. He got the old one replaced with two different versions; A non-combative one that he can feel sensations with so that he can better blend in, and a much more advanced version of the one Luthor gave him.
  • Badass Normal: No powers, just a great fighter with some impressive tech that lets him keep pace with the superhuman threats he encounters like Bane and the Parademons.
  • Cloning Blues: Unlike in Invasion, where he was okay with his clone and grateful for his rescue, here, he's much more hostile toward him. This is justified, as everyone on the Team hoped that he would turn out more like his own doppelganger, so he got fed up with constantly being compared to his double.
  • Et Tu, Brute?: The Team has this reaction to him being a member of the Outlaws, not believing that he would ever betray them for a group of criminals and being heartbroken by it.
  • Everyone Has Standards: Played for Laughs, but he finds the idea of force feeding Luthor Tamaranian food to be too cruel even for him.
  • Evil Former Friend: The Team isn't really too hot about his joining the Outlaws.
  • Fiery Redhead: He's extremely vocal in his distrust and disillusion over the Team and is a pretty big hothead even after joining the Outlaws.
  • Gadgeteer Genius: Of all the Outlaws, he's shown to be a master of tinkering and has constructed numerous weapons for his own use as well as several "Roy-bots" to safeguard their manor.
  • The Gunslinger: His main weapons tend to be guns and his aiming skills are second-to-none.
  • Older Than They Look: Thanks to being put on ice, he's chronologically an adult despite being 16-17 years old physically.
  • Took a Level in Kindness: He's become considerably much more friendly thanks to his time among the Outlaws, as he's found a place where he belongs and has friends who understand him. He frequently shows a lot of comradery with them and looks out for them no matter what.


Raven (Rachel Roth)

Species: Demon/Human Hybrid

Abilities: dark magic
A sullen teenager with a specialization in dark magic. She is actually the daughter of the demon lord, Trigon, whom she utterly despises. She aided Ms. Martian, Superboy, and Beast Boy in their fight with Mr. Freeze and healing their wounds. Unfortunately, the dark nature of her abilities caused Superboy to become hostile toward her, which led her to leaving them and joining the Outlaws when Red X came up to her following the fight.
  • Always Someone Better: She's considered to be this to Zatanna, as she uses demonic magic, which is stated by Klarion to be superior to Zatanna's "baby magic". Klarion was also very hesitant to fight her when he saw that she was Trigon's daughter and even before that took her seriously during their battle, something he doesn't even do with Dr. Fate when he has a mythically inclined host.
  • Apocalypse Maiden: She's intended by her father to be his gateway to the mortal realm, something that she really doesn't want to be.
  • Bad Powers, Good People: Her magical abilities are derived from dark magic and her demonic heritage, in addition to her existence being intended for her father's evil machinations, but she nevertheless fights to help others.
  • Casting a Shadow: One of her more frequently used abilities is controlling and manipulating darkness. She typically does this through shadow-tendrils.
  • Child of Two Worlds: She was born on Earth and is half-human, but grew up in the dimension of Azarath. Technically three worlds since she's half-demon, but she prefers not to think about that too much.
  • Deadpan Snarker: She doesn't emote much, but her sense of sarcasm is overwhelming.
  • Dude, Where's My Respect?: She saves Superboy and his friends from Mr. Freeze. What's her thanks? She's treated with hostility by Superboy due to her dark abilities. Ms. Martian and Beast Boy call him out on this, but still.
  • Eerie Pale-Skinned Brunette: How she's perceived for her demonic inheritance. Her friends don't care.
  • Emotionless Girl: She gives off this impression, but she definitely feels more than she shows.
  • Evil Sounds Raspy: Averted. She has a raspy voice that unnerves the people she talks to, but she's not evil and wants to help others.
  • Game Face: When she gets serious, she dons a horrific nightmare face. It actually scared the pants off Klarion. KLARION.
  • Half-Human Hybrid: She's half-human, half-demon.
  • I Hate You, Vampire Dad: She has shown nothing but scorn for her demonic father and all the grief that being his daughter has brought her.
  • Human Mom, Non-Human Dad: A human mother and a demon father.
  • Humanoid Abomination: She's half-human and looks like your average creepy goth, but she's the daughter of an all-powerful demon lord and can take on a more disturbing and fitting form to match this heritage. She's even referred to as one of the seven deadly sins by Klarion.
  • In the Hood: Frequently wears a dark hood at almost all times.
  • Lady of Black Magic: She's highly skilled in the dark arts and can fight evenly against and scare Klarion.
  • The Medic: One of her abilities is healing magic, which she used to heal Beast Boy and Miss Martian after their fight with Mr. Freeze.
  • Mythology Gag: When she's felled in battle, Beast Boy immediately goes to fuss over her.
  • Squishy Wizard: She's physically the weakest of the Outlaws, but her overwhelming magical prowess makes her a match for the likes of Klarion.
  • Superpower Lottery: Much as she hates her heritage, it's given her a lot of benefits such as Casting a Shadow, Mind over Matter, teleportation, Blood Magic, empathetic abilities, telepathy, Healing Hands, and more.
  • The Worf Effect: Downplayed. She stalemates Klarion in a battle of dark magic, but the fact that the Witch Boy actually takes her seriously throughout the fight gives you an idea of how powerful she is.


Starfire (Princess Koriand'r / Kory Anders)

Species: Tamaranian

Abilities: super strength, super speed, invulnerability, flight, star bolts
The former princess of the planet Tamaran. She was exiled by her own sister and sold into slavery for the planet Apokolips as a means of brokering a peace to avoid war. She eventually found her way to Earth and is now one of Jason's closest allies.
  • Adaptational Modesty: Her outfit covers more skin than it does in the comics, where as her other counterparts typically have Bare Your Midriff, Absolute Cleavage, or both at once.
  • Beware the Nice Ones: She's one of the nicest members of the Outlaws. Piss her off however and... well, hope you prefer your internal organs extra crispy. Just ask the Parademon corpses she went to town on.
  • Blood-Splattered Warrior: According to Red X, he found her fighting and covered in what appeared to be blood.
  • Boobs of Steel: She's a superhuman warrior princess and is very busty.
  • Cain and Abel: She's the Abel to Blackfire's Cain, as her sister was the one who exiled her and made her a slave, while she wants to at least try to sort things out between them in a civil manner.
  • Composite Character: This version of Starfire has some elements of her cartoon counterpart, but is mostly based off of her Red Hood and the Outlaws counterpart.
  • Flying Firepower: She can fly at extremely fast speeds, is incredibly strong, and can fire devastating blasts of energy called "star bolts".
  • Hand Blast: Her star bolts are typically fired from her hands and are powerful enough to easily melt Blue Beetle's armor.
  • Head-Turning Beauty: The general reaction to her thanks to how drop dead gorgeous she is. Nightwing and Blue Beetle were particularly taken by her.
    Blue Beetle (to the Scarab): Stop talking about my hormones!
  • Leeroy Jenkins: She prefers to rush in and fight her enemies head on. This is a trait common for her people since they have no notions for stealth or subterfuge.
  • Lethal Chef: By Earth standards, her cooking is unbearable. It's telling that Arsenal, who absolutely despises Luthor more than anything, considers force feeding him her cooking to be too far. It would probably do better on Tamaran though.
  • Made a Slave: She was sold into slavery by her sister to ascend to the throne and prevent war with Apokolips.
  • Ms. Fanservice: Even with the Adaptational Modesty, Kori is still so gorgeous a supermodel would feel envious.
  • Nice Gal: Very much a sweet teammate to have.
  • Power of the Sun: She absorbs the ultraviolet radiation of the sun to fuel her abilities.
  • Proud Warrior Race Girl: She's a proud and strong warrior. Because her planet's culture has the same mindset, she has issues understanding certain aspects of human nature such as keeping things secret as well as subterfuge.
  • Royal Blood: She's part of the Tamaranian royal line and is the princess of her home world.
  • Strong and Skilled: What makes her one of the most dangerous members of the Outlaws is that she has incredible superhuman strength and years of experience as a warrior of her home-world, as seen when she's training Titan how to fight.
  • Super Strength: She's one of the strongest members of the Outlaws, being able to effortlessly overpower Bane. She's likely the second strongest in terms of physical strength among the Outlaws, just slightly below Titan.
  • Super Toughness: Her Tamaranian physiology makes her far more durable than one would expect.
  • Token Non-Human: Of all the Outlaws, she's the only one who isn't from Earth and isn't human in any way. Jason and Roy are human, Benji is a metahuman, and Rachel is half-human. Kori is Tamaranian.
  • Warrior Princess: She won't hesitate to take the fight to the Parademons.
  • The Worf Effect: She easily overpowers Bane when they fought and just as easily burns through Blue Beetle's armor, showing how much more powerful she is than them.


Titan (Benjamin "Benji" Tarski)

Species: Metahuman

Abilities: metal absorption, super strength, invulnerability
A metahuman who grew up in an Orthodox Jewish School. He was ostracized by his family and peers for both his metahuman abilities and his homosexuality. After a party at a pub in Jump City, he and Peter, Kori, Rachel, and Roy were jumped by a few frat boys, which forced Benjamin to use his powers to defend himself. After this, he joined the Outlaws.
  • The Big Guy: He's physically the biggest and strongest member thanks to his absorption of Nth metal.
  • Bruiser with a Soft Center: He's the strongest of the Outlaws in terms of physical might, but he's gentle and kindhearted whenever they aren't on a mission.
  • Chrome Champion: He can absorb metals and can turn his body into said metal. He even learns how to do this with Thanagarian Nth metal.
  • Flying Brick: Subverted. The Outlaws confirm that he can now fly since he absorbed the Nth metal, but he has issues with heights and hates flying, so he doesn't use this ability.
  • Gayngst: His sexual orientation caused him to suffer from a lot of negative stigma from his peers both in college and in the Jewish community he grew up in. Subverted in that he doesn't angst over it much and accepts it as who he is.
  • Gentle Giant: Don't let his power fool you, he's quite shy and dorky when you get to know him.
  • Informed Ability: He can supposedly fly thanks to absorbing Nth Metal, but he never displays this ability due to him being uncomfortable with the substance and his dislike for heights.
  • The Klutz: He tends to be rather clumsy. He accidentally spilled his soda on Rachel's old manuscripts. She was not happy.
  • Mighty Glacier: He can move if he needs to, but he's mostly a slow klutz that hits like a tank. He even admits that he's not very fast and is just pure power.
  • Mythology Gag: When you think about his code-name, it's rather funny since he's Titan and in the comicbook, Jason, Raven and Starfire had a stint on the Teen Titans team.
  • Never Accepted in His Hometown: After becoming Titan, one of Jump City's beloved heroes, he tries to mend things with his family. They're ultimately unable to stomach his sexual orientation, and both parties sadly conclude it would be best to cut ties.
  • Nice Jewish Boy: Rather less outwardly edgy than his teammates, and his family follow the Orthodox Jewish tradition.
  • Original Character: He was never in any DC Media and was created specifically for the story.
  • Primal Fear: He's afraid of heights, which is why he doesn't use his Nth metal's anti-gravity abilities for flight.
  • Straight Gay: He doesn't display any stereotypes and readers wouldn't know he's gay if his POV chapter didn't outright tell them so.
  • Super Strength: Befitting of a walking 6 foot 9 metal giant, he's ridiculously strong. At first, he doesn't hold a candle to Starfire, but once he learned how to use Nth metal, he became strong enough to effortlessly overpower Superboy.
  • Super Toughness: Comes with being a giant metal man that can tank hits from Superboy without issue.
  • Took a Level in Badass: After absorbing Nth metal and training with Starfire, he becomes far more capable in combat, being able to easily overwhelm Superboy in strength.
  • Twofer Token Minority: A gay Jewish metahuman.
  • Unskilled, but Strong: He doesn't have much in the way of combat experience and skill, even admitting that he's only really good for laying the smack-down on opponents, but he's the team's powerhouse.

The Justice League / The Team

    In General 
  • Black-and-White Morality: Unfortunately quite frequent in their ranks — either you follow the rules and you're a hero, or you don't and you're scum of the earth. Very few - such as Tim Drake - come to see the world in shades of grey.
  • Broken Pedestal: Toward the Outlaws, some of whom used to look up to them greatly.
    • Green Arrow is this to the original Roy for obvious reasons.
    • Red X toward Batman, it's not too hard to see why given the crusader's failings as Jason's mentor and adoptive father.
    • Rachel attempted to help Superboy with Mr. Freeze and was met with distrust despite being completely successful.
    • Benji apparently stopped looking up to them before he joined the Outlaws, stating that he always thought they were "too perfect".
  • Hero Antagonist: They are the heroes of the world, but they are opposing the Outlaws, who are the main protagonists and are an Anti-Hero Team.
  • Inspector Javert: They are hell-bent on catching the Outlaws, especially Batman. A more sympathetic portrayal than usual since the Outlaws are not squeaky clean and have information the League really could use to save the planet.
  • Locked Out of the Loop: They have no idea that Darkseid is preparing an assault against Earth, and the Outlaws really don't care about informing them.


Nightwing / Robin I (Richard "Dick" Grayson)

Species: Human

Abilities: acrobatics, hacking, peak physical abilities, gadgets
The original Robin and the first adopted son of Batman. He was one of the founding members of the Black-Ops team designed to infiltrate and dispatch threats that the Justice League was unable to immediately deal with. He eventually became the leader of this group as Nightwing, but left the team following Wally's death.
  • Aloof Older Brother: He was this toward Jason, often being too caught up in his work to give him the time of day. He came to regret this years later following Jason's death.
  • Badass Normal: Not having any powers doesn't impede his ability to fight alongside and defeat superpowered beings.
  • Distracted by the Sexy: When Starfire revealed herself to the Team, his brain skipped the threat evaluation stage to briefly go "hey, gorgeous, wanna party?". He's extremely embarrassed over it.
  • Hope Spot: When Red X is unmasked, Dick is overjoyed to see Jason alive... only to be utterly crushed when his brother reveals exactly why he became what he is now.
  • The Leader: He leads the Black-Ops team.
  • If You Kill Him, You Will Be Just Like Him: When he finds Red X about to snap Joker's neck, he beseeches the thief to not lower himself at the same level than a murderer. He fails.


Superboy (Conner Kent / Kon-El)

Species: Cloned Kryptonian/Human Hybrid

Abilities: super strength, super hearing, invulnerability, infrared vision
A clone of Superman created by Cadmus to replace him. He was freed by Aqualad, Kid Flash, and Robin when they infiltrated the facility. He became a founding member of the Black-Ops team, often serving as the muscle of the group.
  • The Big Guy: The strongest of the team, so he fills this roll out.
  • Cloning Blues: Generally averted since he's well past that part of his life, but his nature as a clone does not endear him to Supergirl.
  • Fantastic Racism: On the receiving end of this from Supergirl, due to being a clone.
  • Hair-Trigger Temper: He tends to get angry very easily, even though he's been working on it for a while now.
  • Half-Human Hybrid: Half-human, Half-Kryptonian.
  • Nice Job Breaking It, Hero!: His mistrust cost the League a powerful magic-user, since Rachel was recruited by Red X when he saw she felt hurt over Superboy's rejection of her help.
  • Power of the Sun: As a Kryptonian, his power is derived from absorbing solar energy.
  • Super Strength: Obviously, since he's a clone of Superman, though he isn't as strong as him due to being half-Kryptonian.
  • Super Toughness: As a clone of Superman, it takes a lot to actually hurt him, let alone damage him.
  • The Worf Effect: He gets his ass handed to him by Titan to show how strong the guy became after absorbing Nth metal.

    Miss Martian 

Miss Martian (M'gann M'orzz / Megan Morse)

Species: White Martian

Abilities: flight, shapeshifting, telekinesis, telepathy, density shifting
A White Martian and the niece of Martian Manhunter. She serves as the Black-Ops team's telepath, allowing them to communicate without drawing attention of radio or frequency scanners.
  • Telepathy: She serves as this for the team, allowing them to communicate mentally.
  • Unresolved Sexual Tension: Downplayed. After she broke up with Lagoon Boy, they don't fight, but things get so awkward between them that they do everything they can to avoid each other like the plague.
  • What the Hell, Hero?: She calls Superboy out on his blatant distrust and aggressive attitude toward Rachel when she saved them from Mr. Freeze.


Aqualad (Kaldur'ahm)

Species: Atlantian/Human Hybrid

Abilities: underwater survival, super strength, hydrokinesis, enhanced durability
The former protégé of Aquaman and the son of Black Manta. He was the original leader of the team before he passed the role on to Nightwing.
  • The Leader: Formerly. He has since passed that role on to Nightwing.
  • Making a Splash: What most of his powers revolve around.
  • The Stoic: He doesn't let his feelings out very often and is relatively calm and collected in multiple situations.


Robin III (Timothy "Tim" Jackson Drake)

Species: Human

Abilities: peak athletic abilities, gadgets, martial arts, detective skills
The third Robin, who earned the cape by virtue of forcing Batman to bring him in following the untimely demise of his predecessor, Jason Todd. His approach to life and crime is quite divergent from his friends'.
  • Badass in Distress: Joker captures him to reenact Jason's death. Red X disliked it. Quite strongly.
  • Chick Magnet: Has a girlfriend in Wonder Girl and Rose Worth blatantly and shamelessly flirts with him.
  • Grey-and-Gray Morality: His viewpoint on the Outlaws is more nuanced than the Team's, since he took care to learn the public opinion and the context for their acts.
  • Hero-Worshipper: Towards his immediate predecessor, which means he's extremely excited to find clues pointing Jason is currently alive as Red X.
  • Heroic Self-Deprecation: He's very insecure and thinks he will never fill Jason's shoes.
  • Legacy Character: The third Robin after Dick Grayson and Jason Todd.
  • Skilled, but Naïve: He's a great fighter and detective, but he's also rather green compared to his predecessors and is prone to making mistakes, which Red X, Catwoman, and Arsenal don't hesitate to mock him for.
  • Superior Successor: Jason bitterly acknowledges Tim is everything Batman wants from Robin.
  • Unwitting Instigator of Doom: Talia would have given Jason back to Bruce, she actually went to Gotham with him in spite of her father's commands... then Jason saw a picture of the new Robin, lost the last shred of his trust in Batman and asked Talia to take him back to the Shadows.

    Wonder Girl 

Wonder Girl (Cassandra Sandsmark)

Species: Human/Olympian Hybrid

Abilities: enhanced durability, super strength, flight, lasso skills
The current protégé of Wonder Woman and the daughter of Zeus.
  • Clingy Jealous Girl: She hates to see Rose putting the moves on Tim.
  • Reality Ensues: Her alienating of Rose and overall dickishness during their mission in Texas caused her to get suspended from the team. On top of that, Tim breaks up with her and barely tolerates her presence.
  • Semi-Divine: She's half-Olympian, and the daughter of Zeus for good measure.
  • Super Strength: Due to being part-Olympian.
  • Super Toughness: Not exactly bullet proof without her bracelets, but she can take a wallop.
  • Took a Level in Jerkass: Her jealousy of Rose due to her pining after Robin leads to her doing some pretty nasty things. Case in point, she forced Robin to choose between her or Rose after learning that she's Deathstroke's daughter, while they were in the middle of a fight with the Lord of Chaos!

    Beast Boy 

Beast Boy (Garfield "Gar" Logan)

Species: Enhanced Human (part martian via blood transfusion)

Abilities: shapeshifting (restricted to animals)
The younger adoptive brother of Miss Martian.
  • Amazing Technicolor Population: Forget Secret Identity for him - he's green no matter his shape.
  • Animorphism: His powers allow him to shape-shift into animals, all of which are the color green like he is.
  • Grey-and-Gray Morality: As he said to Tim, good people sometimes do bad things, and they aren't bad for it but merely human. So why bad people aren't allowed to do good things?
  • Nice Guy: When Raven - technically a criminal - is knocked out by Klarion, he immediately flees to help her.
  • Ship Tease: He gets some with Raven, despite the two being on opposing sides.

    Kid Flash 

Kid Flash II / Impulse (Bartholomew "Bart" Allen)

Species: Metahuman

Abilities: super speed
The current Kid Flash. Originally a time traveler who went be the name of Impulse, he is the grandson of Barry Allen, also known as the Flash. He traveled back in time to stop a race of conquerors called "The Reach" from taking over the world. He took up the mantle of Kid Flash following the death of Wally West.
  • Fragile Speedster: He can't take much direct damage, but good luck actually hitting him though.
  • Heroic BSoD: Went into shock when Raven used a spell on him that briefly took away his speed.
  • Legacy Character: He's the second to bear the title of "Kid Flash", the first being the deceased Wally West.
  • Super Speed: He's a Flash, so this is a no-brainer.


Ravager (Rose Worth / Rose Wilson)

Species: Human

A new recruit to the Team. She was originally recruited following the death of her mother during a skirmish with The Penguin, who was trying to gain a priceless artifact that her mother had in her possession. While a skilled combatant, she is also reckless, aggressive, and crude.
  • Action Girl: She's one of the team's best fighters, being on par with the likes of Batgirl and Robin. Not too shocking considering who daddy is.
  • Awful Truth: Her affiliation on the dad-side left her reeling.
  • Badass Normal: Just a very skilled fighter that can tangle with superhuman threats.
  • Berserk Button: Don't bring up her father if you know what's good for you.
  • Dual Wielding: Uses two swords in combat.
  • Hidden Depths: She's an aggressive Arrogant Kung-Fu Guy, but she's remarkably perceptive. Even before knowing about Red X, she was able to tell that he was playing a game with the Batfamily specifically and that he clearly knows everything about them. This was something that not even Robin or the rest of the team could pick up on.
  • In the Blood: Quite violent and skilled with weapons. Also, she shows some interest in Robin. Looks like she takes after her daddy in spite of him being utterly absent from her life.
  • Lady Swears-a-Lot: Unbelievably crass with her allies and has quiet the filthy mouth. The least of it is her calling Barbara Gordon "Batshit".
  • Luke, I Am Your Father: Done by proxy when Klarion reveals in front of the whole Team she's Deathstroke's daughter.
  • Mixed Ancestry: She was found somewhere in Asia by the Justice League, so it points to her comicbook origin - Vietnamese mother, Caucasian father.
  • Screw This, I'm Out of Here!: She completely abandons the Team after Cassie accuses her of being the mole and Robin didn't vouch for for her innocence.
  • The Tease: She openly and aggressively flirts with Robin.
  • Token Evil Teammate: Downplayed. She's rude, aggressive, foul-mouthed, and bitter, but she is genuinely on the side of good... well she was, until Klarion exposed her heritage to the Team and Wonder Girl caused a scene that made her quit.


Supergirl (Kara Kent / Kara Zor-El)

Species: Kryptonian

The "older" cousin of Superman and one of the last survivors of the planet Krypton.
  • Annoying Younger Sibling: Downplayed and inverted. She's not really bratty, but she is very brash and headstrong, which causes problems for the Team and the League. Her hatred for Superboy due to his origins only furthers this and while Superman has been trying to help them get along, she feels that as his older cousin, she doesn't have to listen to him if she doesn't want to.
  • Bare Your Midriff: Her hero-outfit is based off her Post-Crisis one, so it's basically a cheerleader outfit.
  • Composite Character: She has the look of her Post-Crisis counterpart, but her personality (especially her attitude towards clones) is rooted in her New 52 counterpart.
  • Fantastic Racism: She despises Superboy on the grounds that he's a clone - an abomination to Kryptonian law.
  • Flying Brick: Being a full-blooded Kryptonian gives her the complete package of abilities.
  • Freudian Excuse: She recently learned that her entire planet was destroyed, her cousin has lived a whole life without her, she's one of the only survivors of her race, and people are expecting and/or forcing her to try and get along with someone who by her peoples' culture and laws is considered an abomination.
  • Jerkass to One: Most of her dickish attitude comes up whenever Superboy is around. She's pretty nice outside of that.
  • Older Than They Look: She was stuck in stasis as Superman grew up, so she's his older cousin despite being a teenager both physically and mentally.
  • There Is Another: So, Superman isn't the last survivor of Krypton, yay for him. Others (namely Superboy) are less enthused.


Batman (Bruce Wayne)

Species: Human

The caped crusader and the defender of Gotham City. He is the adoptive father of Dick Grayson and Jason Todd.
  • Action Dad: A caped crusader who's not afraid to dirty his hands and adopted two boys (and unknowingly sired a third).
  • Daddy Had a Good Reason for Abandoning You:
    • With Jason, he honestly thought he was dead and mourned his death. To be fair, he legitimately was until he was brought to the Lazarus pit for revival.
    • With Damian, he has no idea the kid even exists since he's being raised by Talia and his birth was completely unknown to him.
  • Heartbroken Badass: Even years afterwards, he still mourns Jason.
  • He Who Fights Monsters: Just like in the main-line comics, this is why Batman refuses to kill the Joker. If he does so, he fears that he'll become something even worse.
  • It's All My Fault: He puts up a stern facade, but beneath it, he is riddled with guilt and self-loathing for failing to save Jason and his inability to bring himself to kill the Joker.
  • Trauma Conga Line: He has to endure a social worker openly doubting his suitability as a parent, almost lost another Robin to his Arch-Enemy and discovered his dead son was actually alive and justifiably angry against him.
  • Wrong Name Outburst: He struggled to stop calling Tim "Jason" when the boy gained the Robin mantle. He's better now, but still slips up when stressed by Tim's stubbornness.

The Light

    The Demon's Head 

Talia al Ghul / The Demon's Head

Species: Human

The current head of the League of Assassins and the CEO of Lex Corp. Beautiful and utterly deadly, her immortal father Ra's considered her the perfect follower. It appears she wants to become more of a leader, lately, having taken over her father's position in both the League of Assassins and as a member of the Light following his permanent death.
  • Action Mom: She's in Batman's league when it comes to combat and is the mother of Red X and Damian.
  • Badass Normal: Has no powers, but is skilled enough to easily defeat the likes of Batgirl and Rose, both of whom can go head-to-head with superhuman opponents.
  • The Corrupter: Definitely this for Jason and Damian, whose violent tendencies she enables and encourages. Even worse, she really thinks it's a good thing to do.
  • Dragon Ascendant: Sometimes, it's good to have your daddy as a boss, because you inherit his stuff when he dies. Also applies to Lex Corp, which she is now the head of since Lex is now president of the United States.
  • Good Parents: For all her screwed up ideas about education, she's pretty nice to both her sons, adopted and biological.
  • Legacy Character: Her father ruled the League of Shadows as the Demon's Head for centuries. Now that he definitely kicked the can, she took the title and the organization for herself.
  • Loving a Shadow: She muses to herself on whether she genuinely loves Bruce for who he is, or the man she wishes he could be.
  • Mama Bear: She's not happy at all when Ravager and Batgirl insulted Red X, and harshly tells them her son won't be disparaged in front of her.
  • Manipulative Bitch: She's able to pass herself as a content "follower" to Lex Luthor (the man himself is a genius, don't forget) and managed to tick Ravager off by mentioning how she looked like her father.
  • The Mentor: Besides being their mother, she also tutored Jason and Damian in combat and fostered their current mindsets.
  • Pragmatic Villainy: She's totally aware that Darkseid is too much of an Axe-Crazy galactic conqueror to be trusted and would rather keep him away from Earth, thank you.
  • Stay in the Kitchen: Her father thought she ought to be obedient and nothing more. She defies it nowadays.
  • Token Good Teammate: Among the Light's high command, she's the only one who fully realizes how foolish an alliance with Darkseid would be and is shown to be a genuinely loving parent.

    Lex Luthor 

Alexander "Lex" Luthor

Species: Human

Superman's traditional Arch-Enemy and the current president of the United States.
  • Bald of Evil: It's Lex. He's a chrome dome without a shred of hair on his head.
  • Fantastic Racism: Towards all meta-humans and extraterrestrials. He has cages specifically designed to contain them, whose existence is kept secret so not to ruin his presidential ambitions.
  • Non-Action Guy: He never engages in combat personally.
  • Not So Different: Talia muses that in spite of his assurances he will never treat her as if she was inferior, he still tries to control and manipulate her, just like her father.
  • Politically Incorrect Villain: A mite condescending and paternalistic when interacting with Talia.
  • President Evil: Lex, one of the core members of The Light, is elected President of the United States.
  • Villain with Good Publicity: But of course. His presidential election was practically unanimous and he ran as an independent party.



Species: Chaos demon

The Lord of Chaos and the Light's primary magic user. He is a chaos demon of similar rank to Trigon the Terrible.
  • All Witches Have Cats: Teekl, who also serves as his anchor to the physical plane.
  • Did I Just Say That Out Loud?: How he drops the bombshell about Rose's parentage in front of the Team - was it supposed to be a secret? Whoopsie!
  • Humanoid Abomination: He may look human, but he is most certainly not. He's really a powerful chaos demon.
  • O.O.C. Is Serious Business: He didn't try to play with Raven when fighting her and freaked out when she revealed her parentage. It says everything you need to know about Trigon if the resident Humanoid Abomination is that afraid after meeting his daughter.
  • Psychopathic Manchild: He's an ancient lord of chaos, yet he has the personality of a deranged brat who thrives off murder and destruction.
  • Token Non-Human: All other members of the Light either are human or were human but are now modified in some way. Klarion is a chaos demon and was never human to begin with.
  • Troll: His reason for revealing who Rose's father is was either to sew discord in the team or for his amusement. Considering his personality, it's probably the latter.
  • Unskilled, but Strong: As a multi-millennia old demon and lord of chaos, he just prefers overpowering the opposition rather than rely on skill. It's also noted that he's more of a schemer than a fighter.

    Vandal Savage 

Vandal Savage

Species: Human (immortal)

An immortal human from the stone age and the leader of the Light.
  • The Leader: He's the leader of The Light.
  • Social Darwinist: His mindset is "survival of the fittest", which translates to causing mass devastation and hysteria to force humanity to evolve. This is a contributing factor in why he despises the Justice League, as they protect humanity and hold it back from it's evolution in his eyes.
  • Time Abyss: He's from the Stone Age and has been around for several untold millennia.

Unaffiliated Villains


Catwoman (Selina Kyle)

Species: Human

A thief and a longtime adversary of the Batfamily.
  • Animal Motif: Cats. It's in the name after all.
  • Distaff Counterpart: An amoral thief with connections to the Batclan? It's possible Red X actually modeled himself after her. It helps that she actually mentored him in thievery.
  • Friendly Enemy: She helps the Batfamily every now and then, though she's still one of their enemies.
  • The Mentor: She taught Red X a thing or two on stealing.



Species: Human

The Clown Prince of Crime. He was responsible for Jason Todd's death years ago.
  • Asshole Victim: You can practically hear the readers cheering as Jason tortures and kills him.
  • Axe-Crazy: The Clown Prince of Crime and sanity are not on speaking terms.
  • The Bad Guy Wins: In the end, he dies laughing, knowing he broke Robin to the point he became a murderer, and that Batman is going to be ruined by this little fact.
  • Berserk Button: Messing with his "jokes". He got particularly pissed at Red X for getting involved and messing with his fun.
  • Cold-Blooded Torture: He inflicted this on Jason Todd years ago. As fitting irony, Jason puts him on the receiving end in the exact same way.
  • Domestic Abuse: He outright calls Harley a "stupid girl" and doesn't seem to care about the fact that Red X cut off her hands. He's more focused on Red X ruining his fun if anything else.
  • Evil Laugh: It's the Joker. This is practically one of his most defining traits. It goes right into Die Laughing, as Red X kills him while he laughs at Batman's misery.
  • Joker Immunity: Averted. Jason gets his revenge in the most brutal and cathartic way possible.
  • Karma Houdini Warranty: After years of being one of the absolute worst monsters on Earth and getting away with it, his luck finally runs out for good this time when Jason snaps his neck.
  • Neck Snap: This is how Red X kills him.

    Harley Quinn 

Harley Quinn (Harleen Quinzel)

Species: Human

The Joker's second-in-command who aided in the torture and death of Jason Todd years ago.



Species: Human

A villain who uses "Venom" to increase his physical capabilities.
  • Adaptational Wimp: In the show, he was able to get past his Venom addiction and became a much better fighter to the point where Batman and his team were forced to retreat. Here, he's still addicted and his only presence is getting his ass kicked by Starfire.
  • Bit Character: See the below? He pretty much only exists in the story to establish how strong Starfire is.
  • The Worf Effect: Starfire effortlessly rag-dolled him.



Species: Inter-dimensional Demon

An immensely powerful Demon Lord and the father of Rachel.
  • Always a Bigger Fish: This fish is so big that Klarion - member of the Light and a Lord of Chaos - is terrified when he understands he's fighting with his half-human daughter.
  • Card-Carrying Villain: He's advertised as Trigon the Terrible and is referred to as a demon of "evil". He's aware he's a monster and practically flaunts it.
  • The Dreaded: The thought of facing his offspring is enough to scare Klarion. The big guy himself has this reputation in spades.
  • Evil Overlord: He's an other-dimensional demon and is considered a "demon of evil".
  • Obviously Evil: He's an ancient demon named Trigon the Terrible, his children are called the "seven deadly sins", and he's considered a "demon of evil".



Species: New God

The God of Tyranny and the dictator of the planet Apokolips.
  • The Dreaded: Talia is deeply afraid of him, and it's implied that the rest of the Light are in the same ballpark.
  • Evil Overlord: A malevolent alien god who rules the planet of Apokolips and seeks absolute dominion over all others. He's also plotting to conquer Earth with the aid of the Light.
  • Obviously Evil: His name is literally Darkseid! This doesn't account for the fact that he's a conquering warlord who rules a planet called Apokolips. Need we say more?
  • Physical God: He's a New God, so he's this by default.


    Margret Stanson 

Margret Stanson

A former resident of Gotham who has quite the chip on her shoulder about Batman.
  • Berserk Button: Cops and the Batman, whom she despises and considers worse than useless for failing her baby sister when she needed their help.
  • Dark and Troubled Past: A jackass raped and harassed her sister, Gloria, until she killed herself, and neither the police nor the Batman could do something to bring him to justice because the scum had diplomatic immunity. Her only ray of light came from Robin who genuinely did his best to help Gloria and might have avenged her by shoving the rapist off the balcony, but he quickly disappeared after that.
  • Intrepid Reporter: She investigated a string of crimes by herself, and promotes the Outlaws on her blog.
  • "The Reason You Suck" Speech: Really lays on Batman when he comes fishing for information on Red X, railing into him for his failure to save Jason and her sister.
  • Secret Keeper: She quickly figures out that Red X is the new persona for Gloria's Robin, and she has no intention of letting anyone, let alone Batman, figure that out.
  • Smooch of Victory: She gives Red X a kiss on his head as a thank you for saving her and helping her sister when no one else would.



The bastard son of Batman and Talia al Ghul. He is trained by his mother in the ways of the assassin and greatly looks up to his adoptive elder brother, Jason Todd.
  • Adaptational Nice Guy: He's much nicer than his comic counterpart in large part due to Jason's influence on him growing up.
  • Annoying Younger Sibling: Downplayed. He clearly adores his older brother, but he also likes to annoy him from time to time.
  • Badass Adorable: He's an adorable kid and the younger brother of Jason, but he's also a skilled assassin who's better than most of his teachers.
  • Bastard Bastard: Played with. He's a bastard in the sense that he was born out of wedlock, but he's actually a rather loving younger brother. He's just not a nice person nor is he one of the heroes, so he doesn't really qualify for the Heroic Bastard position.
  • Big Brother Instinct: Inverted. He destroyed Jason's clone because his grandfather intended to discard Jason right after the copy would have been fully grown.
  • Big Brother Worship: Plain and obvious. Jason does his best to be a Cool Big Bro and it seems it payed off.
  • Creepy Child: Gleefully announces to Jason that he gained free time in the afternoon by murdering his tutor for being boring. Even worse, Talia enables his behavior and Jason doesn't mind it.
  • Satellite Character: He's mainly defined by his relationships with Jason and Talia.

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