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This page is for listing tropes related to Batman Incorporated, the group of heroes who left the Justice League in protest to the extreme restrictions placed upon the League's ability to help people in the animated series Young Justice.


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  • Adaptation Distillation: Where the Outsiders are the Teen Titans in all but name, Batman Incorporated is just the Bat-Family with a fancy new name.
  • Appropriated Appellation: In "Princes All", Jefferson calls Batman's little group "Batman Incorporated" in a mocking tone. It ended up sticking.
  • The Fellowship Has Ended: At the end of "Nevermore", when Black Lightning becomes Justice League chairman, Batman agrees to fold Batman Inc. back into the League and the Team, putting them back to where they were at the beginning.
  • Start My Own: Batman created this team in protest to the restrictions the UN kept slapping onto the Justice League.

Former Justice League Members


Batman (Bruce Wayne)

Designation: Z01

Status: Active

Species: Human

Debut: Episode 01 ("Independence Day")

Voiced by: Bruce Greenwood

The Dark Knight of Gotham City. Like always, he's brooding and suspicious, but his caring nature is much closer to the surface than in most interpretations. He has a close relationship with the first Robin, Dick, and eventually takes the entire Team under his wing.

  • Action Dad: Is all three of the Robins’ adopted dad and kicks all kinds of ass. With the additions of Cassandra Cain and Damian (albeit as a baby) in season 3, YJ stands to be the only adaptation with all five of his canonical children.
  • Adaptational Nice Guy: Compared to other incarnations where he's The Stoic, he's much more expressive here. Outsiders shows, however, that this incarnation is still capable of the manipulative and shadowy ways of his comics counterpart, orchestrating a schism in the League and the Team to create his own splinter group to better combat the Light. That being said, he's still perfectly willing to work alongside the League to get the job done, albeit behind unknowing members’ backs.
  • Animal Motifs: A bat, as usual.
  • Armor-Piercing Response: His response to Wonder Woman asking if he had indoctrinated nine-year-old Robin into crimefighting after the murders of his family "so that he would turn out like you":
    Batman: So that he wouldn't.
  • Arson, Murder, and Lifesaving:
    • Pulls this one on the team in "Drop Zone".
    • And again in "Usual Suspects".
  • Badass Baritone: Has a deep voice and is Batman.
  • Badass Cape: He's Batman after all.
  • Badass Normal: To the point where he has the respect from, and authority over, beings with various superpowers even though he has none of his own.
  • Big Good: He’s the League Chairman in Season One. He may seem (and sometimes is) hard and strict on the team, but he ultimately praises them and encourages them to work together.
  • Brainy Brunette: Has dark hair and is Batman.
  • Broken Pedestal: In "Disordered," Dick tells Black Canary that he'd always wanted and expected to be Batman when he grew up, but his stint as leader in "Failsafe" made him realize that he just can't be the obsessive, at-all-costs kind of person that Bruce is. "Agendas" shows that Bruce himself would be nothing but relieved by this.
  • Control Freak: As Barbara points out to him in Antisocial Pathologies, his need to control people is the reason why his covert team in season 3 is made up almost entirely of people who were trained to defer to his orders no questions asked. Diana is the only one in on it that will not tolerate this and she's off in space, meaning that she can't actually do it.
  • Costume Evolution: Batman wears a more practical-looking version of his grey-and-black comic batsuit during Season 1 and 2. By the time of Season 3, his batsuit looks somewhat closer to his counterpart from the DC Animated Movie Universe.
  • Crazy-Prepared: He's Batman after all.
  • Dark Is Not Evil: Again, Batman.
  • Dating Catwoman: Talia al Ghul declares her love for Batman in issue #11 of the tie-in comic, while Batman is noticeably bothered by the fact that she's going to hate him because her father, Ra's, temporarily died during the fight. In her first appearance in the show, she’s holding a dark haired baby who according to Word of God is their kid, Damian
  • Deadpan Snarker: Not in front of the team (though he still has his moments then), but when it's just him and Robin on a mission:
    Ra's al Ghul: Why are our encounters always so... adversarial?
    Batman: Something to do with your disdain with human life.
    • Later, in Season 3, when on a mission to Santa Prisca, he ends up fighting Bane, who declares that no one gets on or off his island without him knowing; Cue Batman listing everyone who has snuck onto Santa Prisca without Bane's knowledge.
  • Demoted to Extra: For season 2, his role as mission control for the team is taken over by Nightwing, and Batman himself is sent to trial with 5 other leaguers for most of the season.
  • Determinator: According to Robin, who's figured out it's not all it's cracked up to be.
  • Doting Parent: "Hmm, do I try to prevent my friend, the President of Qurac's assassination or do I go to my kid's birthday party? Well, Superboy and Miss Martian can handle the first one, right?"
  • Drill Sergeant Nasty: Subverted in "Drop Zone" where at first he appears to be furious that they made so many mistakes in their first mission, only to tell them that they did a good job.
    • It's particularly notable coming from Batman, who in several other media is very obsessive about his plans not going the way he originally wanted. Here, he first scolds them for not listening to his orders before praising them for reacting well once the situation changed. He even outright states that plans almost never survive first contact with the enemy. But even so, they are not to repeat the same mistakes if they can help it.
  • Dynamic Entry: Done this twice already, once in the pilot episode and then in "Downtime".
  • Expressive Mask: One can know if he's angry.
  • Good Parents: When noticing that Robin was jealous of the attention he was giving to Kaldur, Batman simply invites Robin for some basketball with him to assure him that no one would replace him.
  • Heroic Build: Muscular? Check. Hero? Double check.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Batman, to no surprise, is grim, brooding, and not the easiest person to get along with, but he's still a genuine hero, a good parent to his adoptive children, and a nurturing, if rather strict mentor to the Team.
  • Jerkass Has a Point: In Outsiders he coldly leads several League members in leaving because of increasing restrictions from the UN hindering the League's ability to do its job. He makes a valid point that if the UN is to going to prevent them from helping people and saving lives then they should take steps in order to resume their stated goal.
    • Even worse: the UN’s recent hindrances to the League are heavily implied to be the work of Lex Luthor, a known member of a criminal organization that is responsible for (among other things) the Justice League’s mind-controlled rampage, the Reach invasion, and much of the recent outbreak of metahuman trafficking. And the League can’t do a thing about it.
      • Also, he’s still working with the League, or more specifically, Kaldur and Diana, to circumvent the Light.
  • Not So Stoic: In "Disordered," he makes a squirmy face when J'onn scolds him for overestimating the Team's ability to recover from the trauma of "Failsafe," and he sighs in disappointment when Superboy runs off without his radio. There's also "Agendas," where his voice becomes heavier and his shoulders slump when he admits that he didn't want Robin to turn out like him.
  • Parental Substitute: He is very much this to Dick Grayson. Dick actually gets jealous in one episode when Bruce privately lectures Aqualad after a disastrous mission. Bruce then alleviates Dick's concerns by playing basketball with him (claiming that it's "training").
  • Reasonable Authority Figure: He consistently appears hard and authoritarian, but fair and judicial.
  • Right for the Wrong Reasons: His suspicions for CADMUS and Conner. Although Conner doesn’t turn out to be the mole, he was at CADMUS long enough for them to program him to immediately stop whatever he’s doing at the moment when he hears the words “Red Sun”. On the other hand, CADMUS DID program another clone to be the mole: Red Arrow.
  • Screw the Rules, I'm Doing What's Right!: He ultimately decides to leave the Justice League because of their complete inability to operate under the law, and convinces Green Arrow, Batwoman, Hardware, Steel, Katana, and Plastic Man to leave with him, while taking Robin, Spoiler and Arrowette off the Team as well.
  • Secret Keeper: Knew Captain Marvel was a ten-year-old kid and that Artemis was the daughter of Huntress and Sportsmaster. Word of God is that Batman is also aware of the secret identities of every other member of the Justice League... not all of whom are aware that Batman knows.
  • Secretly Selfish: "Antisocial Pathologies" sees Barbara's What the Hell, Hero? moment to Bruce imply he's this, stating that his secret alliance with her, Dick, Tim, Kaldur, M'gann, and Diana is about furthering Bruce's own personal goals rather than the League's, given Diana seems to only be there as a courtesy and is in space, where she can't really do anything but criticize whereas the others, either being proteges or because the Team was formed during his time as League leader, are used to deferring to Bruce.
  • Start My Own: Forms Batman Inc. to fight against The Light when it becomes clear the Justice League can't.
  • Stealth Hi/Bye: Is able to pull this of in the middle of a fight!
  • The Stoic: As usual. Batman isn't visibly emotive. Which says something about the character in general considering this incarnation is more considerate than others.
  • Tall, Dark, and Handsome: He's Bruce Wayne. It's to be expected.
  • Tall, Dark, and Snarky: When he shows his snarky side.
  • Uncle Pennybags: Besides being Dick's and Tim's legal guardian, he also provides for Superboy's expenses and gives Artemis an expensive scholarship to a private school.

    Green Arrow 

Green Arrow (Oliver Queen)

Designation: Z02

Status: Active

Species: Human

Debut: Episode 01 ("Independence Day")

Voiced by: Alan Tudyk

The supposed "Uncle" of Artemis, Green Arrow is a friendly face, politician and capable fighter. He suffered a falling-out with his first side-kick, Speedy (who took on the mantel Red Arrow) though he still cares deeply for him and tried to bring him back to the straight and narrow. Took Artemis on as his new protege to teach her his skills and give her an outlet for her super-heroing, per Batman's request. In a relationship with Black Canary.

  • Actually Pretty Funny: When Batman and Martian Manhunter show him and Black Canary a recording of Canary and Superboy kissing after a sparring match he is initially angry, until they see the rest and it turns out it was Miss Martian, who shapeshifted into Black Canary. Then he immediately starts laughing at the whole thing, much to Canary’s anger.
  • Badass Beard: Much like many incarnations, he's sporting the beard the character had after Neal Adams gave him one. The original Roy isn't quite impressed; he dubs it a "dopey goatee", much to Oliver's bemusement.
  • Badass Normal: He's got no powers, he's just a really good shot with a bow.
  • Blatant Lies: Claiming Artemis is his niece, which Red Arrow knew immediately was a lie.
  • Butt-Monkey: He has it worse than Aquaman. He thinks Artemis is dead, Red Arrow Rage Quit, and the original Speedy (Now Arsenal) was pissed off that he stopped looking and went to try and assassinate Luthor.
  • Cool Uncle: To Artemis though it's an obvious lie. After Roy marries Cheshire, Green Arrow technically becomes this to Artemis.
  • Costume Evolution: Much like Batman, he's sporting a new costume in Outsiders than he did in the first two seasons.
  • Doom Magnet: Starts to see himself as this in "Satisfaction".
    Oliver: It's a curse isn't it? Having me as a mentor? Speedy, Red Arrow and... Artemis. The three of you all poster children for the "stay away from Green Arrow club".
  • Expressive Mask: He wears a domino mask that, per comic book/animation tradition, moves depending on what he's doing with his eyes.
  • Hair of Gold, Heart of Gold: See Nice Guy section and he has his usual blond hair.
  • In the Hood: This version of Green Arrow incorporates the hood from his later costumes in the comics.
  • Interspecies Romance: He (a human) and Black Canary (a metahuman).
  • Master Archer: A brilliant shot with a bow and arrow, and thus a Badass Normal since he's just as good at crimefighting with it as the rest of the League. Roy and Artemis owe a lot of their own skill to him.
  • Mentor Occupational Hazard: Inverted. In "Satisfaction", Oliver comes to consider himself a complete failure as a mentor. Speedy I was kidnapped and replaced by a clone without him ever noticing, something which his former protégé angrily chews him out for in addition to having stopped looking for him. Red Arrow fell into a Cloning Blues-induced spiral of self-destruction that Oliver couldn't avert. Finally, as far as he knows, Artemis was killed in the line of duty.
  • Nice Guy: One of the easiest League members to talk to.
  • Official Couple: With Black Canary.
  • Parental Substitute: Artemis always admired Green Arrow, even before she joined The Team. So, it's subtly hinted that after the duo became protégé and student, Artemis sees Green Arrow as a father figure. And if you consider what kind of father Sportsmaster was...
  • Screw the Rules, I'm Doing What's Right!: He is one of the members of the League that resigns at the beginning of Season 3 out of frustration with the U.N. sanctions put on the organization by Luthor.

    Plastic Man 

Plastic Man

Status: Active

Species: Metahuman

Debut: Episode 14 ("Revelation")

Voiced by: N/A

Plastic Man is a superhero and member of the Justice League who left with Batman.

  • Costume Evolution: Much like Batman and Green Arrow, he's sporting a new costume in Outsiders than he did in the first two seasons.
  • Fun Personified: He's nearly always smiling, and according to Captain Marvel, stages practical jokes every April Fool's Day. At one point, the mere mention of his name sends Cap into uncontrollable laughter.
  • Perpetual Smiler: Every appearance he's seen in, he's always smiling.
  • Rubber Man: Plastic Man has the ability to stretch his body, and assume the shape of other objects.
  • Screw the Rules, I'm Doing What's Right!: He is one of the members of the League that resigns at the beginning of Season 3 out of frustration with the U.N. sanctions put on the organization by Luthor.


Hardware (Curtis Metcalf)

Status: Active

Species: Human

Debut: Episode 47 ("Princes All")

  • Screw the Rules, I'm Doing What's Right!: He is one of the members of the League that resigns at the beginning of Season 3 out of frustration with the U.N. sanctions put on the organization by Luthor.


Batwoman (Kate Kane)

Status: Active

Species: Human

Debut: Episode 47 ("Princes All")

  • Dark Is Not Evil: Dresses in red and black from head to toe, but Batwoman is one of the good guys, going so far as to quit the Justice League in order to do the right thing outside the law if necessary.
  • Screw the Rules, I'm Doing What's Right!: She is one of the members of the League that resigns at the beginning of Season 3 out of frustration with the U.N. sanctions put on the organization by Luthor.


Katana (Tatsu Yamashiro)

Designation: Z05

Status: Active

Species: Human

Debut: Episode 47 ("Princes All")


Metamorpho (Rex Mason)

Status: Active

Species: Metahuman

Debut: Episode 56 ("Exceptional Human Beings")

Voiced by: Fred Tatasciore

  • Adaptational Attractiveness: He looks much more put-together than most versions of the character, including his appearing to wear a uniform. However...
  • Body Horror: As he takes damage his hold on his form slips, making him look more and more monstrous. In the process, he starts looking like the mismatched Metamorpho from the comics.
  • Feel No Pain: He's always in pain, which means new sources of it are little more than an annoyance.
  • Good Counterpart: To Clayface. A terrible accident caused them to take on monstrous new appearances. Yet while Clayface's transformation caused his narcissism to evolve into murderous sociopathy, Metamorpho used his powers to help others and eventually became a world-renowned superhero.
  • The Golden Rule: In contrast to Clayface who lives the lifestyle of a criminal whose interactions are loose alliances of barely restrained contempt, Metamorpho uses his powers to help the public as a superhero, which has won him the implicit trust of other heroes such as Batman and Katana. Neither of them are horrified by his more monstrous form which shows itself during the battle at Santa Prisca.
  • Immune to Bullets: Shrugs off a full magazine from Deathstroke, to his annoyance.
    Deathstroke: Bulletproof. That's annoying.
    Metamorpho: Tip of the iceberg, Strokey.
  • Motor Mouth: Easily the most chatty of the three heroes who infiltrate Santa Prisca in "Triptych" (although this isn't really surprising, given that his squadmates are Batman and Katana). Oracle even singles him out when ordering the squad to keep chatter to a minimum at the start of the mission, to Metamorpho's annoyance.
  • Nigh-Invulnerable: Demonstrated three different ways of avoiding harm in the course of a single fight and has yet to actually be injured despite being shot, stabbed, and exploded.
  • Sad Clown: As mentioned above he's in constant pain, and assuming the source material holds true his mutation is permanent. Despite this, he's almost always smiling and has a good sense of humor to mask it.
  • Super Smoke: His preferred way to avoid melee opponents.
  • Voluntary Shapeshifting: Not only does he have Rubber Man powers, he can morph his body into different weapons and change completely into different substances, like methane or steel.

Robin's Squad

    Robin III 

Robin (Tim Drake)
Click here to see him in Invasion 

Designation: Z07

Status: Active

Species: Human

Debut: Episode 27 ("Happy New Year")

Voiced by: Cameron Bowen

Batman's new partner and sidekick, as well as Nightwing's successor. Unlike Dick Grayson, the new Robin is an extremely serious student of the heroic arts.

In Outsiders, Tim left the team with Batman and leads the younger members of Batman Incorporated.

  • Adaptation Relationship Overhaul: In the comics, Tim and Stephanie Brown aka Spoiler are a longtime Official Couple and have a unique relationship in that it's both genuinely happy and they stay together. They only ever "split" when Steph was blacklisted from the New 52 reboot, wherein his relationship with Cassie Sandsmark/Wonder Girl was attempted in its place, which didn't stick, and they soon became a couple again when Steph was brought back. Here, Tim and Steph haven't had so much as a Ship Tease, even as Steph graduated to being Spoiler and working with him, their relationship is strictly professional, and instead Tim is the Official Couple with Cassie.
    • Of course, just because they are together now doesn't mean they'll stay together. Not every relationship in the show lasts, and theirs has been shown to be rocky. The intention may be for this relationship to happen first, since it's not meant to last, before Tim enters the one that is meant to stick. Also, neither Robin nor Spoiler has had a significant role in Season 3, so whatever relationship they have is ambiguous at best.
  • All According to Plan: Tim came up with The Plan to take down Clayface in "Happy New Year".
  • Animal-Themed Superbeing: Birds, like his predecessors.
  • Badass Cape: Can be used as a glider, much like Batman's.
  • Badass in Distress: In "War," he is kidnapped by the Reach and kept in the War World.
  • Badass Normal: Like all of Batman's proteges, he doesn't have superpowers and is armed with a host of useful weapons and martial arts training.
    Robin (on Ted Kord not having superpowers): I hear those are optional.
  • Beneath the Mask: So far the only one to see him sweat has been Dick.
  • Brought to You by the Letter "S": Also sports the standard Robin "R".
  • The Chains of Commanding: Reluctant leader of Gamma Squad in "Happy New Year."
  • Contrasting Sequel Main Character: Dick was gregarious and teasing, and desperate to be team leader, whereas Tim is quiet and serious, and feels uncomfortable in leadership positions.
  • Cool Shades: When he's in civilian wear, in order to protect his secret identity.
  • Costume Evolution: Starts off wearing a suit that appears to be a more practical take on Tim's One Year Later outfit from the comics (which in itself was based on what Tim Drake wore in The New Batman Adventures). Season 3 has him with an altered suit that inverts the colors of his "R" insignia on his chest, includes more black in his colour scheme (the arms particularly), which also in general is slightly darker than his previous suit. His new outfit also sports a hooded cape, much like Damian Wayne in the comics and Tim Drake from the Batman: Arkham Series.
  • Dark Is Not Evil: Both red and black make up his Robin suit.
  • Dressing as the Enemy: In "Summit", he is one of the members who disguises himself as one of the assassins working for The Light and works as The Cavalry for Kaldur and the rest of the heroes while Savage actually believed they were reinforcement for The Light.
  • Expressive Mask: His Domino Mask shows a wide range of emotions, albeit he's more serious than Nightwing was.
  • Foil: To Robin I/Dick Grayson now known as Nightwing — Both are Badass Normal, have a knack for leadership, same Animal Motif and Animal-Themed Superbeing, protege under Batman, and determined to accomplish a mission. However, Dick was more playful and confident (to the point of arrogance), Tim is more serious and humble (to the point of Heroic Self-Deprecation).
  • Heroic Self-Deprecation: Robin expresses doubt in pretty much all his abilities as a leader to Nightwing, despite Tim proving to be extremely capable during his first mission as field commander in "Happy New Year".
  • Hooked Up Afterwards: With Wonder Girl.
  • In the Hood: He gets a black one in season three.
  • Interspecies Romance: He (a human) and Wonder Girl (a demigoddess).
  • The Leader: In true Robin fashion, he's being trained to be one. Seems to be a type 2.
  • Legacy Character: The third Robin and fifth member of the Bat-family.
  • The Magnificent: "The Boy Wonder", like his predecessors.
  • McNinja: Flips and kicks, the works.
  • Nice Guy: Throughout his appearances, Drake proves to be polite, humble (if bordering on Heroic Self-Deprecation), and looks out for the well-being of his teammates.
  • Not So Stoic: Unlike Dick or Batman, he doesn't have a poker face, so it's easy to tell when he is embarrassed or surprised even when he doesn't say anything.
  • Offscreen Teleportation: Kind of comes with being a McNinja.
  • Older and Wiser: Outsiders jumps ahead a few years, so Tim has acquired more experience than when he debuted.
  • The One Guy: Of his squad consisting of former Team members within Batman Incorporated, he's the only guy in the company of Spoiler, Arrowette and Orphan.
  • Out of Focus: Though it's a different character wearing the mantle, the new Robin isn't as prominent as the first one. This is partly due to plot and partly due to different team mechanics - there's more of them, so they're divided into squads during missions with no set leader or second-in-command for each. It get's worse is Season 3, when he has less appearances and speaking roles than in Season 2.
  • The Quiet One: Sometimes doesn't speak for the entirety of an episode, as a contrast to Dick.
  • Red Is Heroic: Both red and black make up his Robin suit.
  • Screw the Rules, I'm Doing What's Right!: Nightwing warns him not to take any unnecessary risks on his first time as field leader. When faced with the imminent destruction of an underground base and numerous hostages to rescue, Tim decides saving the hostages is a necessary risk. Of course, Tim would have taken a lot of flak for not taking that risk.
  • Simple Staff: His collapsible bo-staff.
  • Static Stun Gun: Also has a taser function.
  • Stealth Hi/Bye: It's basically a requirement of the Bat-family.
  • The Stoic: Tim is pretty much unflappable whenever he's on a mission.
  • Sunglasses at Night: An important part of disguise, he wears them in "Before the Dawn" when infiltrating the Reach's captives. However, in "Antisocial Pathologies", he has ditched the sunglasses as he seems to be more open with people seeing his eyes now.


Arrowette (Cissie King-Jones)

Designation: Z08

Status: Active

Species: Human

Debut: Episode 23 ("Insecurity")

Voiced by: Kelly Stables

A girl who aspired to be the archer superhero Arrowette after seeing Green Arrow and Artemis save her father's life.

In Outsiders, Cissie has grown up to become Arrowette, Green Arrow's new sidekick and a member of the Team.

  • Ascended Extra: Remember that little girl from "Insecurity" who watched Green Arrow and Artemis save Barnell Jones from Black Spider? Here she is, all grown up and part of the main cast.
  • Badass Normal: No powers, just an archer.
  • Suspiciously Similar Substitute: To both Roy and Artemis as Green Arrow's sidekick. She's a red-clad archer that's blonde and female, and following Oliver, bringing to mind both of them.


Spoiler (Stephanie Brown)

Designation: Z09

Status: Active

Species: Human

Debut: Episode 36 ("Before the Dawn")

Voiced by: Mae Whitman

Stephanie Brown was abducted for the Reach by Tigress in Invasion. Returns as a bonafide superhero named Spoiler in Outsiders.

  • Adaptation Relationship Overhaul: In the comics, Stephanie and Tim Drake aka Robin are a longtime Official Couple and have a unique type of relationship in that it's both genuinely happy and they stay together. They only ever "split" when Steph herself was blacklisted from the New 52 reboot, wherein Tim's relationship with Cassie Sandsmark/Wonder Girl was attempted in its place, which didn't stick, and they soon became a couple again when she was brought back. Here, Steph and Tim haven't had so much as a Ship Tease, even as Steph graduated to being Spoiler and working with him, their relationship is strictly professional, and instead Tim is the Official Couple with Cassie.
  • All There in the Script: She's only named in the credits of the first episode she's in—there's nothing in the episode itself to actually indicate she is who she is.
  • Ascended Extra: Only appeared in one episode of Invasion with two lines and had no importance. In Outsiders, she returns as the superhero Spoiler.
  • Badass Normal: No real powers. Whether she leans more towards 'badass' or 'normal' has yet to be seen, given her common portrayal in the comics.
  • Batman Gambit: In "Triptych", Spoiler loudly announces that Robin's squad doesn't need to bother with Clayface, since they know where to find Mad Hatter, so Clayface rushes off to protect Hatter. When Arrowette points out that they don't know where Mad Hatter is, Spoiler replies that Clayface clearly does, and that she threw a tracker on him during the fight, allowing the squad to track Clayface to Tetch's hideout.
  • Cool Mask: She wears one that covers the lower half of her face.
  • Dark Is Not Evil: Fitting the aesthetic of Batman and his apprentices, Spoiler wears a dark, ninja-like outfit (in her case, a black and purple bodysuit and purple hooded cloak), but she's very much a hero.
  • Distressed Damsel: She was kidnapped by the Light, but liberated by Batgirl and Robin before she could be turned over to the Reach for experimentation.
  • In the Hood: Her costume includes a hood to go with her Cool Mask.
  • Ship Tease: Averted. Despite her traditionally being Tim Drake's Love Interest, and him being one of the Team members to rescue the abductees, Steph's dialoguenote  is directed mostly toward Barbara Gordon. There's also the fact that the season 2 finale revealed Tim began a relationship with Wonder Girl. And in season three, when she's become Spoiler, the two still show no interest in each other.


Orphan (Cassandra Cain)

Designation: Z10

Status: Active

Species: Human

Debut: Episode 54 ("Triptych")

A quiet, mysterious and skilled member of Tim's Squad.

  • Awesomeness by Analysis: Figures out that "Hatter" is actually Clayface while Robin is still working it out, presumably by reading his body language.
  • Badass Normal: No metahuman abilities and all the skill for it not to matter.
  • Composite Character: Her design incorporates elements from her Pre-Flashpoint incarnation's time as Black Bat (the ragged cape and claws), and her Post-Flashpoint's "Orphan" costume (hood, armored appearance and the design of her utility belt), with the standard stitched mask design common to both versions.
  • Creepy Good: She's on the heroes side, but unnerves her team members with her silence and actions. She confirms her suspicion that the "Jervis Tetch" the squad was tailing was really Clayface in disguise by cutting him in half; Arrowette wonders aloud if Orphan realised that "Tetch" was Clayface, or just didn't care if she killed him or not.
  • Dark Is Not Evil: Like Batman, Batwoman, Robin, and Spoiler, Orphan dresses primarily in dark colors, but she's firmly on the side of good, even if she is more than a bit creepy.
  • In the Hood: Like Robin and Spoiler, she also has a hood.
  • The Faceless: At least in her first appearance, she's completely covered which adds to the mystery vibe.
  • The Quiet One: Has yet to speak a single word, and may not even know how to, depending on how long she's been with the Bat-Family and how closely her backstory hews to that of her comics' counterpart.


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