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Villains of the Titans

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    Acolyte 

Acolyte

Species: Human

Played by: J Jarreth Mertz

Appearances: Titans


  • Cruel and Unusual Death: Rachel commpletely drains him of blood.
  • Race Lift: White in the comics, but here is played by Afro-Swiss actor J Jarreth Mertz.
  • Rogues-Gallery Transplant: In the comics, the Acolyte was the villain that their successor Young Justice faced. Here, he's the villain to the Titans.
  • Starter Villain: Serves one for the first episode, starting the plot for looking Raven and gets killed by her at the end of the episode.
  • Well-Intentioned Extremist: He's trying to save the world from the threat of Trigon but he's willing to kill Rachel to do it.
  • Would Hurt a Child: Downplayed. He doesn't think of Rachel as a child and he sees her innocence as a mask for her inherent darkness.
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    Konstantin Kovar 

Konstantin Kovar

Species: Human

Played by: Mark Anthony Krupa

Appearances: Titans


  • Adapted Out: In the comics, he's the father of the Titans member Red Star. As of season 1, not only has Red Star not appeared, but it hasn't even been mentioned if Kovar has a family, let alone a son.
  • Alliterative Name: Konstantin Kovar.
  • Curb-Stomp Battle: Tries to shoot Starfire and is incinerated for his trouble.
  • Mythology Gag: His relationship with Kory is this, since in the comics, his son would be the first hero to use the name Starfire which he eventually changed to Red Star.
  • Starter Villain: He gets killed off in the first episode by Kory, linking her to her memory loss.
  • Woman Scorned: Gender inverted as his fury at Starfire is motivated by the fact she broke his heart.

    Trigon 

Trigon

Species: Demon

Played by: Seamus Dever

Appearances: Titans

The demonic overlord of Azarath and Raven's biological father.


  • Archnemesis Dad: Raven's father and her worst enemy.
  • A Form You Are Comfortable With: He uses a human form, though his real form is seen via hologram from Kory's ship and is briefly seen via his arm after being released from another dimension.
  • Big Bad: The main antagonist of Titans (2018).
  • The Corruptor: Even Dick Grayson isn't immune to the offers he makes.
  • The Devil: They dance around it but he's opposed by nuns, white mages, and aliens who all think of him as the ultimate evil.
  • God of Evil: How he's always been portrayed.
  • Interspecies Romance: With Angela, a human. Rachel was born from it.
  • Last Episode, New Character: Makes his debut in the Season 1 finale of Titans.
  • Meta Twist: In most continuities, Raven is a Child by Rape. In this continuity, Trigon impregnated a willing woman.
  • Star-Crossed Lovers: He and Angela Azarath are a villainous example of this after he was sealed on another dimension for over a decade.

    The Nuclear Family 

Species: Enhanced Human

Played by: Jeff Clarke (Nuclear Dad), Melody Johnson (Nuclear Mom), Jeni Ross (Nuclear Sis), Logan Thompson (Nuclear Biff), & Zach Smadu (Nuclear Step-Dad)

Appearances: Titans


  • Adaptational Species Change: The comic version of the Nuclear Family were all androids. Here they are Brainwashed and Crazy normal human beings with Super Strength.
  • Adaptational Wimp: The comic version of the Nuclear Family were all androids capable of using powerful, nuclear energy based abilities. Here they are normal human beings with Super Strength.
  • Alas, Poor Villain: Original "Dad" was killed in his second appearance. His replacement and the rest had their heads blown up for their failure to capture Rachel. Two men, one woman and two teenagers who weren't even evil by choice deserved better.
  • Brainwashed and Crazy: Their minds are warped by unknown hallucinogens that make them see the darkest parts of themselves, before becoming a sleeper cell that treats murder and kidnapping like family hijinx.
  • Curbstomp Battle: They easily defeat Hawk, Dove, and Dick despite all three being Badass Normal types.
  • Dissonant Serenity: Always.
  • Made of Iron: They can take a lot of punishment, brushing off things such as broken limbs or being stabbed like it’s an afterthought.
  • Motif: They seem to have a very subtle reflection motif, as many scenes with them have mirrors or reflective surfaces such as glass and metal around them.
  • Super Strength: Seems to be their primary or possibly only power.
  • The Family That Slays Together: They're a family "designed" to kill.

    Slade Wilson / Deathstroke 

Slade Wilson / Deathstroke

Species: Enhanced Human

Played by: Esai Morales

Appearances: Titans

A ruthless and deadly master assassin whose body has been enhanced to near superhuman levels.


  • The Dreaded: He's described as being infamous to the world at large due to never failing to have terminated his targets.
  • Race Lift: White in the comics, Latino (Puerto Rican) here.
  • Two First Names: "Slade" and "Wilson".

    Rose Wilson / Ravager 

Rose Wilson / Ravager

Species: Human

Played by: Chelsea T. Zhang

Appearances: Titans

The daughter of Deathstroke.


  • Age Lift: In the comics, she's a teenager, while here she's played by 22-year-old Chelsea T. Zhang.
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Villains of the Doom Patrol

    Eric Morden / Mr. Nobody 

Eric Morden / Mr. Nobody

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Species: Enhanced Human

Played by: Alan Tudyk

Appearances: Doom Patrol

A villain with the power to drain the sanity of others.


  • A God Am I: Believes his powers have made him one and he has a fair argument.
  • Adaptational Villainy: Much more aggressive and evil than his already homicidal comic book counterpart. His Grant Morrison version was also more of an Anti-Villain who genuinely wanted to improve the world and even cooperated with the Doom Patrol on occasion, who also didn't really consider himself a villain (albeit because he didn't believe in morality in the first place). Here, he not only has none of that depth but also openly identifies himself as a supervillain.
  • Body Horror: As a result of being exposed to an unknown energy source, Morden's body was distorted into various pieces or into various planes of reality as he gained destructive powers. Subverted by his own reaction.
    "If I'd known what he was going to do to me... I would have paid him double."
  • Catchphrase: Someone would ask who he was, and he usually replies with, "Me? I'm Nobody."
  • Didn't Think This Through: His downfall comes when he gets so wrapped up in narrating his new Enemy Mine with the Doom Patrol that he doesn't realize their plan will leave him still trapped in his painting.
  • Drowning My Sorrows: After being ousted from the Brotherhood of Dangerous Animals, the Doom Patrol find him in Peeping Tom's downing multiple shots of booze.
  • Even Evil Has Loved Ones: In the past, he had a girlfriend named Millie who left him when she realizes that despite all his grandiose ideas, he would never be on top. He would always remain a nobody.
    Millie: That's just it, you're not a somebody. You're a nobody. And that's what you'll always be.
    • In "Penultimate Patrol" she appears in the White Space as Doctor Harrison points out that all of Mr. Nobody's powers and theatrics stem from the fact that Millie left him.
  • Even Evil Has Standards: He's strongly against the Decreator to destroy the world into nothingness which is why he decides to temporarily work together with the Chief to prevent the end of the world.
  • Fourth-Wall Observer:
    • Mr. Nobody's narration does this, saying things like "The critics are going to hate this show." And even alluding to viewership pertaining to things like Reddit and the people who were watching on the DC Universe.
    • He is very excited when he realizes the end of the series is coming as he anticipates an impressive final battle rather than "more character driven bullshit".
  • From Nobody to Nightmare: He openly describes himself as "a third-rate bad guy" and "a nameless henchman" before his transformation, and what little we see of him at that time comes across as timid, awkward and rather slow on the uptake. However, it's revealed that he was already a supervillain before then, though not a very successful one.
  • Inferiority Superiority Complex: Cyborg believes Morden has this. "Penultimate Patrol" reveals that he was right on the money. The moment Morden is called out on his need for attention, his defenses pretty much crumble.
    "Why else would Nobody lay a trap, make threats and mess with our heads? That's not omniscient. That's insecure!"
  • New Powers as the Plot Demands: As a result of Von Fuchs's procedure, his power set is vaguely defined. His exposure to other dimensional energy, mutated his biology and granted him otherworldly abilities. "Penultimate Patrol" reveals at least one limit to his powers. He cannot warp reality if his narration is interrupted, which is what Rita does.
  • Not So Omniscient After All: At one point he starts a dramatic ending narration only to be angered by the realization that the episode is still going. This is what leads to his seeming defeat in "Penultimate Patrol" as the members of the Doom Patrol outright refuse to play along to his script, leaving him powerless.
  • Reality Warper: While it may or may not be limited to the donkey's Pocket Dimension (or not), he has that ability there.
  • Sanity Slippage: His main ability allows him to inflict this on his enemies.
  • Underestimating Badassery: The JLA doesn't see him as a serious threat, despite the fact that he was a member of the Brotherhood of Evil and he sucked an entire town into a donkey.
  • Villains Never Lie: Cruelly zigzagged. His insinuations that Silas messed with Cyborg's memories are true, but he added a fake video to that Paranoia Fuel to push them against each other. And it worked.
  • Where's the Fun in That?: He dislikes the idea of hurting the Doom Patrol directly, saying it wouldn't be fun, so he instead tries to drive them insane.

    Doctor Fuchs 

Sturmbannführer Heinrich Von Fuchs

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Species: Human

Played by: Julian Richings

Appearances: Doom Patrol

A Nazi scientist who migrated to Paraguay after WWII for health reasons.


    The Bureau of Normalcy 

Species: Human

Appearances: Doom Patrol

An organization dedicated to eradicating anything they deem to be abnormal. They quickly take an interest in the Doom Patrol after rediscovering Danny the Street, but they have a particularly long history with Larry and the Chief.

  • Does This Remind You of Anything?: Their distaste for Danny is linked to homo/transphobia and the Bureau generally seems to operate as a metaphor for oppressive institutions.
  • Everyone Has Standards: Downplayed and Subverted. They find the Beard Hunter as disgusting as the other "threats" to normalcy but they aren't exactly wrong in his case. Yet they also consider his powers useful enough to hire him for their own ends.
  • Fallen Hero: What they consider Morris: see Darren Jones' entry. They also have a particular fixation with Chief's defection from their ranks.
  • Fantastic Racism: On top of their homophobia. If the Chief's behavior in the early 1900s is any indication of their beliefs, they used to some non-conforming oddities as "primitive animals."
  • Harmless Villain: Played with. Despite their quirks, they're introduced as a real threat and they often do lasting damage to the Doom Patrol. Individual agents, however, tend to be basic tools as best and losers trying to recreate Reservoir Dogs torture at worst. It's only as a group that they remain effective.
  • Heteronormative Crusader: They crack several jokes at the expense of the Dannyzens to demonstrate their disgust with their nonconforming lifestyle. In the past, they seemed to partly justify their torture of Larry due to his homosexuality.
  • Hypocrite: They despise anything "abnormal", but they've demonstrated a willingness to use tech that requires people to look at elbows and work with The Beard Hunter. Both hardly the peak of their standards of normal. They've also been shown to create some of the abominations they hunt in hopes of studying the results. Case in point: Larry Trainor, Rita Farr, Cliff Steele, and Crazy Jane.
  • Jumping Off the Slippery Slope: They were originally designed to research and catalog the various supernatural/scientific discoveries of the 20th century. By the time Larry encountered them, they've long since lost the more noble ideals of their mission.
  • Meaningful Rename: Going out of their way to change from "The Bureau of Oddities" to "Normalcy" quickly demonstrates where the priorities of the organization really lie.
  • Putting on the Reich: Their helmets resemble those on Nazi soldiers.
  • The Sociopath: One scientist tells Cliff that they've routinely scrapped brains in machines just like him and is happy to do so to him because he isn't a genius.

    Darren Jones 

Darren Jones

Species: Human

Played by: Jon Briddell

Appearances: Doom Patrol

The main face of the Bureau of Normalcy in the present, Darren holds a vendetta against the sentient street known as Danny, whom he blames for his friend Morris Wilson's disappearance.


  • Ax-Crazy: Goes into a furious rant about stabbing his wife in the eye with a fork, just because a plastic fork didn't match the rest of the chinaware.
    Jane: You sick fuck!
  • Bullying a Dragon: He really underestimates Doom Patrol, dismissing them as a bunch of freaks.
  • Faux Affably Evil: He tries to put on an air of politeness, but his obsession with normality leads to some impressively depraved acts.
  • "It" Is Dehumanizing: Rarely refers to Cyborg as "he" and typically only when dealing with Silas, who he still needs support from.
  • Karmic Death: Only fitting that a man obsessed with normal got eaten by an army of butts.
  • Obsessively Normal: Fitting as the main focus of the Bureau, the man's dedicated his life to the mission of normality.
  • Villainous Breakdown: He keeps his cool in every interaction, right up until the butts get loose.
  • We Used to Be Friends: Darren and Morris were friends for years, and when Morris was thought to be dead when he entered Danny Street, it set Darren on a mission to find him and Danny the Street. However, unknown to him, Morris became Maura Lee Karupt, finding her true calling as a drag queen and lived with the Dannyzens.
  • Your Approval Fills Me with Shame: Adores Rita Farr's movies. So much so that they inspired a 50s themed dinner party. Considering this was just after he had tortured all of her friends, she's... less than appreciative.

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    Ernest Franklin/Beard Hunter 

Ernest Franklin/Beard Hunter

Species: Enhanced Human

Appearances: Doom Patrol

Ernest Franklin, also known as Beard Hunter, is a freelance mercenary. Using his beard-based metahuman powers, Ernest hunts the world's bearded men. Franklin is a Pogonophiliac, and takes sexual pleasure from consuming facial hair. He has the ability to obtain information and powers when he consumes people's beards.


  • Ambiguously Gay: It is unknown if he's straight or not since he isn't shown to be attracted to women. Its implied he's interested in men with facial hair.
  • Adaptation Dye-Job: In the comics, he has blond hair, but in the show, he has brown hair.
  • Adaptational Badass: Well, relatively. He's still a joke, but his obsession with beards certainly didn't give him powers in the comics.
  • Adaptational Ugliness: In the comic, he's an attractive, muscular guy, but in the show, he's an overweight man.
  • Ambiguous Disorder: According to him, he has a hormonal disorder where he’s unable to develop facial hair.
  • Basement-Dweller: He’s an overweight, full-grown man who currently lives in his mother’s basement.
  • Heel–Face Revolving Door: His time with Danny chills him out considerably and he's content to just live a normal life. Then he falls off the wagon and lets Mr. Nobody conquer Danny in exchange for beard hair.
  • Laser-Guided Karma: His hunt for Niles's beard leads him right to a fake Niles Caulder doll... and a giant monster.
  • Malicious Misnaming: Hammerhead calls him "Pube Stalker."
  • Nightmare Fetishist: He has a disturbing habit of eating people's beards. He seems to be a literal fetishist in that beards get him sexually aroused, but actually eating beards is like a euphoric drug to him.
  • Not-So-Harmless Villain: As gross as he is, one taste of Vic's beard hair is enough for Ernest to completely outmaneuver and emotionally wreck him in a fight.
  • Small Name, Big Ego: Says the name "Beard Hunter" with a lot more gravitas than he really should and has the audacity to proclaim that he defeated Cyborg, despite not even trying to land an attack on him.

    Steve Larsen / Animal-Vegetable-Mineral Man 

Steve Larsen / Animal-Vegetable-Mineral Man

Species: Enhanced Human

Played by: Alec Mapa

Appearances: Doom Patrol

An average tourist who came to Fuchtopia in the hopes of being transformed, and got his wish.


  • Adaptational Wimp: In the comics, he could turn any part of his body into any animal, vegetable (plant) and mineral. Here he seems to be stuck with what he's got (See Half-Human Hybrid).
  • Adaptation Name Change: His first name is Sven in the comics and Steven in the show.
  • Cloud Cuckoo Lander: After assessing his budget accordingly, Steve's idea of a discount superpower to have installed was "magnet feet" that he could use to walk on walls.
  • Cursed with Awesome: Upon seeing his new form, Steve immediately blurts out, "Cool!"
  • Half-Human Hybrid: Most of his body is inhuman, sporting a right arm and leg made of plant matter, a left leg made of crystalline stones, and a saurian left arm and extra head.
  • LEGO Genetics: As a result of spending too much time in the chamber.
  • Multiple Head Case: He has a second, dinosaur-esque head.
  • Mythology Gag: He was from Sweden in the comics. In the show, he's stated to be from Sweden, New York.
  • Race Lift: Swedish in the comics, played by a Filipino-American actor in the show.

     Brotherhood of Dangerous Animals 

Brotherhood of Dangerous Animals

Species: Animals

Ezekial voiced by: Curtis Armstrong

Admiral Whiskers is a rat who's mother was run over by Cliff, leaving him with an aggressive desire for revenge. Ezekial is a hyper-religious cockroach obsessed with bringing about the end of the world. Together, under Mr. Nobody's direction, they aim to take down the Doom Patrol.

  • A God Am I: What Ezekial's fervent religious belief eventually descends into. Since cockroaches can survive so much, there's no proof that he isn't God, as far as he's concerned.
  • Big Bad Duumvirate: Through Dorothy Spinner's reality warping, they somehow bumble their way into becoming the final threat of season one.
  • Expy: Something of a riff on the original Brotherhood of Dada.
  • If It's You, It's Okay: Thanks to Nobody's influence, Ezekial decides he can put off ending the world for Whiskers.
  • Not-So-Harmless Villain: Both of them turn out to be far more dangerous than expected, in the right situation.
    • Admiral Whiskers successfully screws around with Cliff's wiring and splitting the team apart.
    • Ezekial gets turned into a giant by Dorothy, allowing him to wreck havoc on Danny as he pleases.

Brotherhood of Evil

    Ultimax 

The leader of the Brotherhood of Evil and an enemy of the first Doom Patrol.


  • Brain in a Jar: A brain in a high tech jar.
  • Brain Monster: Steve Dayton claims that the brain escaped, whether this is by it's own or with assistance is unknown. It should be noted that there is a brain-sized crack in the glass case of the jar.

     Monsieur Mallah 

A Gorilla brought onto the Brotherhood of Evil. According to Mr. Nobody, he's actually pretty intelligent and speaks French.


Batman's Rogues Gallery

    The Joker 

The Joker

Species: Human

Played by:

Appearances:

An infamously psychotic criminal and Batman's Arch-Enemy.


  • Adaptational Wimp: His only appearance so far has him utterly beaten by the Batman then killed. It's All a Dream, though, so it's subverted.
  • Ax-Crazy: One of the most twisted criminals to walk the Earth.
  • The Dreaded: According to Donna Troy, even Wonder Woman is afraid of him.
  • The Faceless: He only appeared in Dick's hallucinations (so far) and the show made great efforts to obscure his face.
  • The Ghost: Only appeared in a hallucination.
  • Made of Iron: Manages to survive a beating that should have killed any normal human. At least in Dick's dream.
  • Joker Immunity: Apparently has this in the Titansverse world. So much so, that the desire to avert it is what drives Batman insane in Dick's vision.
  • You Gotta Have Blue Hair: He has Lime colored hair, at least according to Dick's hallucinations.

    The Penguin 

Oswald Cobblepot / The Penguin

Species: Human

Played by:

Appearances:

A notorious criminal in Gotham City.


  • The Ghost: His existence is only confirmed by a passing mention from Dick.
  • Wicked Cultured: Heavily implied as Dick suddenly remembers him while he's at a photo exhibit.

    The Riddler 

Edward Nygma / The Riddler

Species: Human

Played by:

Appearances:

A notorious criminal in Gotham City.


  • Does Not Like Guns: He doesn't use guns in real life, though in Dick's hallucination he suddenly begins to.
  • The Faceless: He only appeared in Dick's hallucinations (so far) and the show made great efforts to obscure his face.
  • The Ghost: Only appeared in a hallucination.

    Two Face 

Harvey Dent / TwoFace

Species: Human

Played by:

Appearances:

A notorious criminal in Gotham City.


  • The Faceless: He only appeared in Dick's hallucinations (so far) and the show made great efforts to obscure his face.
  • The Ghost: Only appeared in a hallucination.

    The Ventriloquist 

Arnold Wesker / The Ventriloquist

Species: Human

Played by:

Appearances:

A notorious criminal in Gotham City.


  • Creepy Doll: The creepiest design for the Scarface dummy. Justified as this is its first live action appearance.

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