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A group of supervillains who wish to accelerate the progress of humanity.
- The Man Behind the Man: They have other villains commit crimes in their stead, without other people knowing it.
- No-Sell: In the Paragon timeline, it becomes SOP to equip essential operations with scry wards. It started with Ra's getting some from Ocean Master, and just escalated from there.
- Stupid Evil: Grayven thinks they are this.
- Visionary Villain: The group's professed goal is to make humanity stronger.
L-1:Vandal Savage/Vandar Adg
An immortal caveman who seeks world domination.
L-2:Ra's al Ghul
The founder and leader of the League of Shadows and an eco-terrorist.
- Broken Pedestal: Talia turns her back on him for good when she finds he left her sister, Nyssa, to die in a Nazi concentration camp.
- Entertainingly Wrong: Word of God is that he thinks Batman was behind the assault on Infinity Island, not Paul.
- Good Thing You Can Heal: Gets killed because he can easily recover in the Lazarus Pit.
- Omnicidal Maniac: He believes that Earth's problem could be easily fixed by getting rid of a good chunk of the population.
- Riches to Rags: When Paulphidan completely unravels the League of Shadows and the Justice League arrest all members excluding him, he loses all of his resources and all his allies turn on him.
A wealthy businessman and genius who desires the advancement of humanity.
- Affably Evil: Is a good conversationalist and very polite, especially to Paragon!OL who returns the favor.
- Bald of Evil
- Face Death with Dignity: In Failsafe, Luthor refuses to leave his office in order to activate a protective shield over his building, protecting his fleeing employees. He gives OL LexCorp's techinal database and asks him to beat back the invasion before dying.
- For Want of a Nail: If Luthor had known about the Danner Formula five years ago, he would have never joined the Light.
- Friendly Enemy: While he and Paragon!OL are not on the same side, they get along well. Although he seems to regard Paragon!OL positively enough that he has Superboy and OL inspect Cadmus and hoped that OL would replace Guardian.
- Glorified Sperm Donor: He tries this. It doesn't work, but it did depress Superboy that he had more positive facetime with Luthor in a short few minutes than he had with Superman for the past months.
- Magnificent Bastard: Unlike the rest of the Light, he's actually in a stronger position than at the start of the fic. Takes serious skill to not lose when up against someone with a Lantern Ring and outside context knowledge.
- Manipulative Bastard: He goes along with the Light's raiding on all the heroes bases because he feels Supers need to be put in check, but goes out of his way to inform OL what they intend to do so he can foil it. All so he gets what he wants.
- Overshadowed by Awesome: Apparently the whole reason why Lex Luthor is against Superman. During an discussion between OL and Lex Luthor, the latter explained that on the day Superman first appear by stopping some bank robbers, Luthor had two-third of Metropolis working for him in making revolutionary discoveries such as bacteria that could eat industrial pollution. But his works and contributions are immediately overshadowed by "some guy in a cape, with his underwear outside of his tights."
- Pet the Dog: In the Paragon timeline, he acts kindly toward Superboy and asks OL about his well-being. He even asks if Superboy would think about letting Lex adopt him.
- Sole Survivor: Of the original Light in the Renegade timeline.
- Villain with Good Publicity: He is a well known industrialist and philanthropist to the public. Only superheroes know his villainous actions, and often they can't legally prove Luthor had anything to do with them.
The brutal dictator of Bialya.
- Bastard Bastard: She is the daughter of the previous king of Bialya and a concubine. She had her father legitimize her and put her over her sister in succession.
- Equal-Opportunity Evil: It's noted that Biayla is the most liberal country when it comes to gay rights in the Middle East, even more so then Western countries.
- Half the Woman She Used To Be: Teth Adom rips her in half after she tries to use her powers on him.
- Killed Off for Real: Was killed by accident with a security drone in the Renegade timeline.
- Torn in half in the Paragon timeline.
- Pheromones: She can create pheromones that can control anyone who both inhales them and is sexually attracted to women.
- Suicidal Overconfidence: See Too Dumb to Live.
- Too Dumb to Live: Completely ignores Grayven's warnings about attacking Marie Logan and the traps set against her. Tries to attack her anyway when M'gann and Grayven anger her and is incinerated by one of Grayven's security drones.
- She uses her powers against Teth Adom, despite both Wonder Woman (who can detect lies) and OL (who can scan for her power) being there. Unfortunately for her, he was immune to it as well and already pissed, so he literally tore her in half.
An Atlantean criminal who wants to take over Atlantis. Is secretly Prince Orm, half-brother of Aquaman.
- Back from the Dead: He is resurrected in the Paragon timeline thanks to the use of a Lazarus Pit.
- Cain and Abel: The Cain to Aquaman's Abel.
- Came Back Wrong: His resurrection in the Paragon timeline is not perfect, as it has essentially made him into a zombie made of solidified water.
- Killed Off for Real: Was killed by Renegade!OL in their encounter in Atlantis.
- Magic Knight: He is a powerful magic user and a skilled combatant.
- Prongs of Poseidon: His main weapon is the Trident of Neptune.
- Would Hurt a Child: In this case, an unborn child by sacrificing him to a magic ritual.
An amoral scientist who had his brain removed from his body and transferred to a travel machine.
L-7:Klarion the Witch Boy
A Lord of Chaos and the arch-enemy of Nabu.
- Arch-Enemy: He is OL's most hated nemesis and the feeling is mutual. He has also been archenemies with Nabu for decades.
- Curb-Stomp Battle: Gives OL one in the Tower of Fate during their first encounter.
- In the Renegade timeline, Grayven ambushes him and kills him with the Sword of Second and Third.
- De-Power: He loses his connection to Chaos in Last Supper during Paragon timeline. In the Renegade timeline, he reconstitutes as a powerless mortal after being killed with the Sword of Second and Third.
- The Dreaded: He's the enemy OL dreads to fight the most and with good reason.
- Grand Theft Me: Gets his original body stolen by John Constantine.
- It's Personal: Despises OL for what he did to Teekl. Paragon OL stole Teekl, Renegade OL killed Teekl. So when he meets up with OL, he tries to get revenge.
- Killed Off for Real: He was slain with a god-killing sword to make sure that he stays dead in the Renegade timeline.
- Off with His Head!: He gets decapitated by Grayven on national television.
- Self-Made Orphan: Word of God is that Klarion turned his own parents into mice and fed them to Teekl.
- The Thing That Would Not Leave: The Light didn't want to do anything with him, but he showed up one day and is too powerful to get rid of.
- Uncanny Valley Boy: Something about Klarion is off, the angles for his face are wrong and his coloring is on the side of unsettling.
Joined in the Paragon Timeline
A Lord of Hell who desires more power.
- Bad Boss: Pulls the soul out of Harm after he became Sabbac and failed to kill OL or the Hawks.
- Cain and Abel: The Cain to Angela's Abel. Subverted in that both are evil, until Paul gets Angela turned into an angel.
- Combat Pragmatist: Brings everything he can to a fight.
- Villain Forgot to Level Grind: Averted. He not only researches various types of magic, but he also looks into technology to use.
- Villain Respect: To Orange Lantern, mentioning he wishes he had men like him in his army.
The metaphysical embodiment of political corruption and conservatism.
The leader of a cult.
Joined in the Renegade Timeline
The SI who joined to infiltrate and either reform or destroy the Light.
An old Lord of Chaos who returned to Earth after Klarion's departure.