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    General 
Current Members: Clark Kent / Superman, Diana Prince / Wonder Woman, Barry Allen / The Flash, Hal Jordan / Green Lantern, J'onn J'onnz / Martian Manhunter, Billy Batson / Captain Marvel, Dinah Lance / Black Canary, John Stewart / Green Lantern, Red Tornado, Nabu / Doctor Fate, Ray Palmer / The Atom, Icon, Guy Gardner / Green Lantern, Zatanna Zatara, Raquel Irvin / Rocket, Kaldur'ahm / Aquaman II, John Henry Irons / Steel
Former Members: Giovanni Zatara, Roy Harper II / Red Arrow, Ted Kord / Blue Beetle II, Arthur Curry / Aquaman, Bruce Wayne / Batman, Oliver Queen / Green Arrow, Kate Kane / Batwoman, Curtis Metcalf / Hardware, Tatsu Yamashiro / Katana, Eel O'Brien / Plastic Man, Jefferson Pierce / Black Lightning
  • Adults Are Useless: The incident with Red Tornado stands out as an example of where they should be far more competent, but otherwise they are pretty on the ball.
  • Back for the Finale: The six that were in Rimbor, Hawkman, Icon and the Green Lantern members that joined them.
  • Badass Crew: Actually subverted. Individually each League member is incredibly powerful, but they aren't a cohesive force like The Team is so their capabilities when working in groups tend to be somewhat underwhelming. Which makes sense, as the Team consider each other family, while the League are more like adults at work. Several of them are friends, but not in the same way.
  • Badass Teacher: Many of them are mentors towards The Team.
  • Big Good: The League itself, which the characters frequently mention as possible support when it looks like the situation is something they can not handle themselves. The League also has a rotating chairman who embodies the trope more then others.
  • Brainwashed and Crazy: At the end of Season 1, the entire League is taken over by Vandal Savage and Klarion.
  • Breaking the Fellowship: At the beginning of Outsiders, the Justice League deal with mass resignations with Batman leading the charge, due to their inability to operate against the crime they were formed to stop. By the end, Batman gets Green Arrow, Batwoman, Hardware, Steel, Katana, and Plastic Man to leave, while Black Lightning quits for different reasons. It even seeps into the Team, with Robin, Spoiler, and Arrowette leaving with their mentors.
  • Clear My Name: A variation. The "sixteen hours" (Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman, Martian Manhunter, John Stewart, and Hawkwoman) Leaguers leave Earth (with Hawkman, Hal Jordan, and Icon in tow) to do face charges in "Alienated". Although they actually did do it, they were actually Brainwashed and Crazy at the time.
  • Demoted to Extra: The entire team, since the series focuses their sidekicks. Cartoon Network even touted the show this way in early promos, counting on the audiences familiar with the Justice League cartoon to cause shock when the protagonists were revealed to be the children.
  • Expressive Mask: The members who actually wear masks are usually presented as this.
  • Elaborate Underground Base: Formerly operated out of Mount Justice.
  • Final Boss: The season 1 finale has the Team fight the entire league... and win. See The Worf Effect.
  • Heroes of Another Story: There are occasional mentions of Leaguers being busy on other missions. Prisons like Belle Reve are full because of them.
  • Hero with Bad Publicity: As of the second season, the entire League are wanted criminals in Rann space. This is because the Light sent a team of brainwashed Leaguers to their area of space and had them go on a rampage while broadcasting their identity.
    • Closer to home, G. Gordon Godfrey is running a smear campaign on the Justice League, particularly the alien members. It seems to be working.
  • Living Prop: Some members haven't received lines yet.
  • Loads and Loads of Characters: At least twenty-six members by the end of Invasion. By Outsiders, there have been at least 36 members of the League, although several are either offworld or have resigned at the start of the season.
  • One Steve Limit: Averted; four separate members of the League are named "John" (Jones, Stewart, Smith, and Irons), and one has the Italian variation of the name (Zatara).
  • Order Versus Chaos: Order to The Light's chaos.
  • Put on a Bus: The six Leaguers who were brainwashed into attacking Rimbor have now left to stand trial and prove their innocence. Accompanying them are Hawkman (who refuses to leave Hawkwoman) and Icon, who's acting as advocate.
  • Reasonable Authority Figure: Most of the League members who regularly interact with the Team are this.
  • Space Base: The Watchtower
  • Spiritual Successor: To the Justice Society of America, as usual.
  • Story-Breaker Power: Probably the reason why most of the League's strongest members get Put on a Bus to space early in season 2. Freely admitted by Greg Weisman when it comes to the League's two (in season two, three) Green Lanterns: they are frequently off world because they're so powerful that they should be able to neutralize just about anything, but also justified because they're responsible for protecting more than just Earth.
  • Two Girls to a Team: Although there are three female members on the team, which technically means it doesn't count, the full roster is sixteen members so the essential truth of this trope is still in play. Interestingly, Wonder Woman seems to be actively working against this, as one of her stated criteria for an ideal new member to the League is that they be a woman to help shift the gender ratio.
  • The Worf Effect: As stated above, the entire League is beaten by the Team in the season 1 finale. Justified by the fact that Klarion had to control all of them at once (therefore making it harder to make them each effective in battle), while the Team could take on one to a few at a time. Kid Flash comments on this to Artemis.

Founding Members

    Superman 

Superman (Kal-El / Clark Kent)

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Designation: 01

Date Joined: February 2003

Status: Active

Species: Kryptonian

Debut: Episode 01 ("Independence Day")

Voiced by: Nolan North

The Big Blue Boyscout — though, perhaps a little less so than most interpretations. Though still the symbol for Truth, Justice and American Way, Superman was more than a little freaked out about the discovery of his clone, Superboy. He spent most of the first season avoiding any responsibility for him, despite the efforts of the rest of his colleagues to make him reconsider. He eventually accepts Conner as a little brother rather than a son come Invasion.

One of the most powerful characters, with flight, super-strength, heat-vision and much, much more.note 


  • Action Dad: Home Fires reveals that he and Lois already have Jon.
  • Adaptational Jerkass: Downplayed. Superman is still the All-Loving Hero Nice Guy but he acts quite aloof and distant to Superboy. Post-Season 1, however, he's become very involved in his "little brother's" life, to the point where Superboy complains that he's "pushy".
  • Adorkable: As Clark Kent, trying to get to know Conner. As soon as he's out of earshot, Conner calls him pushy.
  • All-Loving Hero: In theory at least, though not always in action.
  • Aloof Big Brother: Averted. When Superman chooses to consider Superboy as a younger brother, rather than being his father like everyone else wanted or refusing to interact as he wanted, he warms up to him quite considerably, even giving him a Kryptonian name and essentially adopting him.
  • Badass Baritone: Fitting a man of his size and gravitas, Superman sports a deep, mature voice.
  • Badass Cape: As per custom for every version of Superman.
  • Big Brother Instinct: He does not respond well to people trash talking or attacking Connor.
    • In the tie in comics where Superman fried Brainiac with his heat vision for insulting Superboy.
    • He took a missile in the chest for Superboy in the season 2 episode Alienated.
  • Big Brother Mentor: To Superboy in Season 2.
  • Black and White Morality: Lex Luthor claims he has this.
  • Brought to You by the Letter "S": As with Badass Cape, it's Superman. You can't not have this trope.
  • The Cape: 'Natch.
  • Chronic Hero Syndrome: His refusal to leave the Kroloteans behind plants him in the middle of an explosion that can be seen from orbit. He survives, but Superboy knows that failing to save them means he still won't be okay.
  • Clark Kenting: Spectacularly done in the tie-in comics, where Clark tags along on Superboy and Miss Martian's mission. Miss Martian instantly recognizes him because she recognizes Conner's face despite his glasses and hat, and tells him so, explaining that Superboy doesn't because he doesn't keep mirrors and rarely sees his own reflection. Clark sheepishly explains that he wants the chance to get to know Superboy as Clark, not Superman.
  • Costume Evolution: Superman spends both Season 1 and 2 in the classic costume the character is traditionally known for, red trunks and all. By the time of Season 3 however he's switched to a new outfit that resembles a mixture of his DC Animated Movie Universe and DC Rebirth costumes.
  • Eye Beams: Superman's laser vision makes a return.
  • Flying Brick: As ever.
  • Heroic Build: Has an impressive muscular build and is obviously a hero.
  • He's Dead, Jim: He's first to realize that Black Lightning accidentally killed a mutated little girl because his Super Senses couldn’t detect a heartbeat.
  • Human Aliens: Kryptonians are superficially identical to humans.
  • Interspecies Romance: As tradition, he's in a relationship with Lois Lane. Season 3 reveals that him and Lois now have a son, Jon Kent.
  • Last of His Kind: He's apparently on the lookout for people who share his powers.
    Superman: I nominate Icon for League membership.
    Green Arrow: Why? Because you suspect Icon might be Kryptonian like you did with Captain Marvel?
    • He also Facepalms when the Collector of Worlds leaves before he can ask if he collected anything from Krypton.
  • Parental Substitute: Even though he rejected his "child" in the beginning, he counts as this to Superboy.
  • Primary-Color Champion: As per tradition, Superman still wears a blue uniform with his famous red-and-yellow "S" shield on his chest, red trunks, a yellow belt, red boots and a red cape.
  • Super Senses: Enhanced vision and hearing. Probably the other three as well, but the two main ones are those.
  • Super Speed: Although Weisman prefers "enhanced speed" - he's slower than Kid Flash who is slower than the other three speedsters.
  • Super Strength: Again, Superman. He can support a collapsing bridge and lift a bus into the air, which Superboy was struggling to lift. He's twice as as strong as his half-brother and arguably the strongest member on the League.
  • Red Is Heroic: Per usual for every version of Superman to wear a red cape.
  • Tall, Dark, and Handsome: Either as Superman or Clark Kent, he qualifies.
  • That Thing Is Not My Child!: Deconstructed. There's nothing particularly anti-clone about it and he doesn't actually dislike Superboy, but he's not happy when Batman calls him Superboy's "father". His rationalization is that Conner will do better with role models who don't have all their baggage. By season 2, He's comfortably referring to Conner as a little brother. Doubles as a Mythology Gag to the comics, where both the Silver Age and Clone Superboys were involved in a "Cool Big Brother" dynamic. Clark with Mon-El, Conner with Clark.
  • Took a Level in Kindness: In season 2, in which he accepts Superboy. Not that he was horrifically unkind before so much as too distant for his own good.
  • You Have Got to Be Kidding Me!: His reaction when he learns Lex Luthor took the credit for stopping the Reach and is now the favorite for "new secretary-general of the United Nations". It's actually quite funny.

    Batman 

Designation: 02

Date Joined: February 2003

Status: Inactive

Current Affiliation: Batman Incorporated

Species: Human

    Wonder Woman 

Wonder Woman (Princess Diana of Themyscira)

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Designation: 03

Date Joined: February 2003

Status: Active

Species: Amazon

Debut: Episode 02 ("Fireworks")

Voiced by: Maggie Q

"When all is said and done, the question must be - whom do we trust?"

Wonder Woman seems to stand as the moral center of the League. She takes a backseat in the story for the majority of the time, but is quick to call Superman and Batman out on their mistakes, and takes on Wonder Girl as her protege between seasons 1 and 2.


  • Adaptational Modesty: While still muscular and buxom, this incarnation's iconic bustier covers her cleavage entirely.
  • Costume Evolution: Wears her traditional outfit from the comics in Season 1 and 2. By the time of Season 3 her costume has changed to have elements from both DC Rebirth and more notably the DC Animated Movie Universe.
  • Everything's Better with Princesses: Wonder Woman is an Amazonian princess and a superheroine.
  • Flying Brick: Has superhuman strength and can fly.
  • Friend to All Children: Implied. She didn't agree with Batman's choice of letting Robin I enter the world of crimefighting at the age of nine; earlier, Wonder Woman didn't like the idea of Captain Marvel being in the League when he is only ten and was quite upset he (along with Batman) withheld the information.
  • The Heart: Acts as the moral center of the League.
  • The Leader: In Outsiders, she and Kaldur are co-chairmen of the Justice League with Kaldur handling part of the league still on earth while she's leading the rest of the league in space.
  • Older Than She Looks: Her official stats say she's ninety-years-old (of course, she is partially immortal; physically she's roughly in her 30s).
  • Primary-Color Champion: As per tradition, she still wears a strapless red bustier held up by a brace of gold resembling two W's, a large golden belt, blue briefs with five white stars on them, red boots with a white stripe on the front side, silver bracelets around her wrists, red star earrings, and a golden diadem with a red star on her forehead.
  • Rapunzel Hair: Reaches down her waist.
  • Raven Hair, Ivory Skin: Long, raven hair and has a pale complexion.
  • Super Strength: Enough to rival Superman.
  • Warrior Princess: She's the daughter of Hippolyta, Queen of the Amazons, and she kicks ass. Drawing from her Amazonian training, Wonder Woman is quite adept in close-range battle. Using her bracelets, she is able to skillfully deflect incoming projectiles.
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    The Flash 

The Flash (Barry Allen)

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Designation: 04

Date Joined: February 2003

Status: Active

Species: Metahuman

Debut: Episode 01 ("Independence Day")

Voiced by: George Eads (Season 1, "Bloodlines"), James Arnold Taylor ("Endgame")

Mentor to Kid Flash, the Flash has taken up his mantel from its previous owner, Garrick. He's a dedicated uncle and mentor, and one of the more friendly League members, though still serious when needed.


  • Adaptational Badass: This version of Barry is faster than Wally, a reversal of the comics were Wally was even faster than him, thus making him one of the most powerful characters in the setting. The reason for him being faster is that this version of the accident was the perfected version, bonding with his molecules, whereas Wally's was an inferior product with genuine consequences.
  • Ascended Fanboy: In the tie-in comics, Wally explains that Barry was a big fan of The Flash and spent a lot of time talking to Jay Garrick before duplicating the Freak Lab Accident that gave him his powers.
  • Big Eater: Pretty much a given because he has to eat to regain his super speed.
  • Catchphrase: "Back in a flash!" Lampshaded by the Flash Family.
    Impulse: "Does he say that often?"
    Rest of the Family: *sigh* "Too often."
  • Cool Uncle: He's a little dorky, but Wally thinks he's cool.
  • Costume Evolution: His outfit in Seasons 1 and 2 was essentially the same look as that featured in Justice League: Crisis on Two Earths and Justice League: Doom, which itself was a slightly more anatomically realistic take on Wally West's Flash design from Justice League. By Season 3 his costume now looks more similar to his counterpart from the DC Animated Movie Universe.
  • Expressive Mask: In previous seasons, but now his regular eyes are visible in costumes as of Outsiders.
  • Hair of Gold, Heart of Gold: A Nice Guy who's also a super hero.
  • Happily Married: To Wally West's aunt Iris.
  • Heroes Want Redheads: Married to Iris, who has the same red hair color as Wally.
  • Hot Scientist: When The Flash becomes Barry Allen, he's a CSI for the police; Barry has a degree in forensic science.
  • In-Series Nickname: "Bartholomew" is his full name, but he's nicknamed "Barry".
  • Interspecies Romance: Him (a metahuman) and Iris (a human).
  • Legacy Character: As seen in "Downtime", the Flash family has had several generations of speedsters.
  • Longing Look: To Iris in "Failsafe," but subtle since they're on air at the time and aliens are killing everyone.
  • Mundane Utility: In "Downtime", he uses his super speed to clear the dinner table inside of ten seconds.
  • Nice Guy: Which Mary West has been heard to hope will rub off on Wally.
  • Not His Sled: In the finale he recreates his famous death scene with his two proteges. Except in a twist he doesn't die — Wally does. It even looked like he was going to give his life to save Wally's, but when Barry got to him, Wally was already beyond saving.
  • Oh, Crap!: A much more tragic and heartbreaking one, but the look on his face when it's clear that he can't save Wally in Endgame is all over this.
  • Red Is Heroic: Like always The Flash is a hero and sports his signature red suit.
  • Science Hero: He gained his powers by carefully recreating Jay Garrick's accident in a controlled experiment, and is a police scientist in his day job.
    Kid Flash: "Are you having a CSI moment?"
    Flash: "Kid, I was CSI before anybody knew what CSI was."
  • Super Senses: Flash can also speak, hear, and see faster than any normal being.
  • Super Speed: He's the Flash. Fastest man alive and all that.

    Green Lantern (Hal Jordan) 

Green Lantern (Hal Jordan)

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Designation: 05

Date Joined: February 2003

Status: Active

Species: Human

Debut: Episode 02 ("Fireworks")

Voiced by: Dee Bradley Baker ("Agendas")

A former Air Force pilot and the first human Green Lantern.


  • Imagination-Based Superpower: Being a Green Lantern, his ring can create anything he can think of.
  • Mythology Gag: In the comics, Hal suffering from Rapid Aging was a result of being influenced by Parallax, an evil parasite in his power ring that would eventually possess him.
  • Out of Focus: He has the least amount of focus out of the founding members of the league, and has no little to no dialogue of his own so far.
  • Rapid Aging: In Season 3, he's more visibly aged (to the point of having Skunk Stripes) than how he looked in Season 1 and Season 2, despite being in his thirties to forties. It can be assumed this is due to stress (yet other superheroes don't seem to have this problem)... or something else.
  • Skunk Stripe: By Season 3, he has gained gray temples.
  • Space Police: The entire point of Green Lanterns in the first place.
  • The Voiceless:...except for when Flash suggests they recruit Guy Gardner to the League, which he responds to with a firm "No." and another "No." when Flash tries to defend him.

    Aquaman I 

Aquaman (King Orin of Atlantis / Arthur Curry)

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Designation: 06

Date Joined: February 2003

Status: Inactive

Current Affiliation: Atlantis

Species: Atlantean

Debut: Episode 01 ("Independence Day")

Voiced by: Phil La Marr

King of Atlantis, mentor to Aqualad, and later Lagoon Boy.


  • Action Dad: He is one after Season 1.
  • Badass Beard: Much like another Aquaman, he maintains his classic look whilst having the beard the character was first seen with during the 90's.
  • Chew Toy: He thinks Aqualad has betrayed him, Aquagirl is dead, and Lagoon Boy has been captured by Aqualad and Black Manta.
  • Does Not Like Shoes: Seems to be an Atlantean thing; webbed feet do make swimming easier, though.
  • The Good King: Of Atlantis.
  • Hair of Gold, Heart of Gold: A wise and reasonable adult, who happens to be a hero.
  • Happily Married: He has a close and loving relationship with Queen Mera.
  • Heroes Want Redheads: Is married to Mera.
  • My Greatest Failure: Believes Kaldur'ahm's Face–Heel Turn to be his, not knowing that he's really been undercover.
  • Nice Guy: A good king in front and away from the public eye.
  • Overshadowed by Awesome: By, of all people, his sidekick. This comes to a head in Outsiders, as Kaldur actually succeeds him as the new Aquaman.
  • Put on a Bus: By Outsiders, Aquaman has evidently retired from superheroics and succeeded by his former apprentice Kaldur in the title. Mera appears along with his son Artur, suggesting he's focusing on kingly and family duties instead. As such, he has yet to make an appearance in the season.
  • Royals Who Actually Do Something: Aside from running his kingdom, he is an active member of the Justice League.

    Martian Manhunter 

Martian Manhunter (J'onn J'onzz / John Jones)

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"Trauma tends to linger - as I know you know, my friend."

Designation: 07

Date Joined: February 2003

Status: Active

Species: Martian

Debut: Episode 01 ("Independence Day")

Voiced by: Kevin Michael Richardson

The uncle of Miss Martian, this green skinned alien is a serious and reserved figure, though still a kind one. He clearly cares deeply for his niece, and is a formidable super-hero.


  • Last of His Kind: Surprisingly averted, given the character's other modern incarnations. His family alone includes hundreds of nieces and nephews. note 
  • Telepathy: A staple of the Martian Manhunter, although unlike his comic counterpart, he is outpaced in terms of potential by his own niece.

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    Green Arrow 

Designation: 08

Date Joined: 2004

Status: Inactive

Current Affiliation: Batman Incorporated

Species: Human

    Hawkman & Hawkwoman 

Hawkman (Katar Hol) & Hawkwoman (Shayera Thal)

Designation: 09 and 10

Date Joined: 2004

Status: Active

Species: Thanagarian

Debut: Episode 02 ("Fireworks")

Hawkwoman voiced by: Danica McKellar

  • Super Toughness: Hawkman's able to take a punch from Superboy and still hold his footing.

    Zatara 

Zatara (Giovanni Zatara)

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Designation: 11

Date Joined: 2008

Status: Inactive

Species: Human

Debut: Episode 01 ("Independence Day")

Voiced by: Nolan North

"She's grounded for life!"

Zatara appears to be one of the older Leaguers— while Martian Manhunter and Wonder Woman have the years, they age differently. Zatara took a turn as the team's Den Mother after Captain Marvel and later brought his daughter, Zatanna, to meet them.


  • Heroic Sacrifice: Allows Nabu to take him as a host to save Zatanna from the same fate.
  • Legacy Character: Becomes the new Doctor Fate, though not by choice.
  • Magicians Are Wizards: Both a stage magician and a powerful wizard.
  • Nice Hat: A top hat, to be specific.
  • Over Protective Dad: Considering how weak Zatanna seems to be in actual combat at this point, this may be justified.
    • Even as the new Doctor Fate his fatherly instincts make a quick surfacing when Zatanna is considered for League membership.
  • Papa Wolf: It even shows as the new Doctor Fate, which is immediately remarked upon by the rest of the League.
  • Spared by the Adaptation: As of "Misplaced", Zatara is the new Doctor Fate. At least he's not dead, though Zatanna is effectively orphaned.
  • Stage Magician: Looks like one, but has real magic.
  • Take Me Instead: When Nabu has taken over Zatanna, Zatara begs him to spare her and take his body instead. Nabu complies after Zatara geases himself to put on the Helmet of Fate if Nabu lets Zatanna go.
  • Younger Than They Look: Not for the first two seasons, but he is by Season 3. He's 47 years old at this time, but looks a decade older than that at the least. His black hair has turned completely white, and his face has become wrinkled with a tired visage. Wearing the Helmet of Fate seems to be having a deteriorating effect on his body.

    Captain Atom 

Captain Atom (Nathaniel Adams)

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Designation: 12

Date Joined: 2008

Status: Active

Species: Metahuman

Debut: Episode 02 ("Fireworks")

Voiced by: Michael T. Weiss

A time-displaced veteran of the Vietnam War, Captain Atom was brought in to teach the team espionage and covert ops techniques. By season two, he's taken over as the Justice League's current leader.


  • All There in the Manual: If you thought his cameo in Homefront was out of left field, the tie-in comics explain that he was the team's instructor in covert ops. For practical experience, they cleared his name after he was accused of war crimes during the Vietnam War, which allowed him to reestablish contact with his estranged wife and adult children, so he knows the team, is grateful to them, and would be just as concerned as their other mentors when they realized something was wrong at Mount Justice. The tie-in comics also establish that Captain Atom was one of the first superheroes Jaime met, probably suggested him for recruitment, and Jaime respected him enough that he wanted to consult him before joining the team.
  • Adaptational Name Change: In the original comics, his name is Nathaniel Adam, with no 's' on the end, to drive home his Punny Name that much more. Weisman (who, as noted below, helped relaunch the character in the '80s) commented that it sounded unnatural to him even then and took the opportunity to adjust it.
  • Big Good: He's League Chairman in Season 2. He's a lot more hands-off than Batman, mostly because the Team has more than proven themselves by this point.
  • Captain Superhero
  • Clear My Name: In the tie-in comic he sends the Team to do that. He doesn't tell them whose name they're clearing, though.
  • Energy Absorption: One of his powers— he's seen absorbing the energy of a power plant about to go nuclear in Revelations.
  • Military Superhero: More apparent in the tie-in comic, but also informs his leadership style in season two.
  • The Leader: As League Chairman.
  • Older Than He Looks: He's actually 70 years old but, other than the white hair, doesn't look a day over 40.
  • Screw This, I'm Outta Here!: Upon G. Gordon Godrey's speculation that Lex Luthor would be the next Secretary General of the United Nations, Cap formally resigned his Chairmanship of the League.

    Black Canary 

Black Canary (Dinah Lance)

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Designation: 13

Date Joined: 2008

Status: Active

Species: Metahuman

Debut: Episode 02 ("Fireworks")

Voiced by: Vanessa Marshall

A powerful hand-to-hand fighter aided with her "sonic scream", Black Canary is one of the main mentors to the team. Although her role was initially to train them in fighting and make sure they didn't get into trouble, she stepped into a more emotionally supportive role, even offering them therapy sessions when necessary. In a relationship with Green Arrow.


  • Author Appeal: Greg Weisman admits that her prominent role is at least partially because she's his favorite DC character.
  • Badass Teacher: The combat teacher to the Team. And one-upped Superboy.
  • Big Good: She's made the new League Chairman in the second season finale.
  • Bound and Gagged: In "Auld Acquaintance".
  • Brutal Honesty: Likes to get right to the point.
  • Cool Big Sis: Her relationship with Red Arrow, according to Word of God.
  • Dark Is Not Evil: Wears black clothing and she's a heroine.
  • Dude Magnet: Besides being in a relationship with Green Arrow, Kid Flash flirted with her the first time they meet. M'Gann took Dinah's form to engage in a shapeshifter makeout game with Superboy, implying the young man has a small crush on her. And one of Victor Stone's classmates commented that he had a crush on her.
  • Fights Like a Normal: As usual, she is a very capable fighter without using her powers. Just ask Superboy.
  • Fingerless Gloves: Has a pair of black, elbow-length fingerless gloves.
  • Hair of Gold, Heart of Gold: Despite her demeanor, she's an easy person to talk to.
  • Hot Teacher: She has Wally drooling over her, and though Superboy isn't exactly the most emotive of the cast, he clearly has a crush on her.
  • Interspecies Romance: Her (a metahuman) and Green Arrow (a human).
  • Legacy Character: Is the daughter of the original Black Canary according to Word of God.
  • Make Me Wanna Shout: When she actually uses her powers, which is rare.
  • Meaningful Name: "Dinah" is Hebrew for "judged", like how she judged (not harshly), but truly the psyches of the members of the Team. See Warrior Therapist.
  • Ms. Fanservice: She embodies this trope as much as Cartoon Network would allow, given her buxom and legs.
  • Nice Girl: Dinah is compassionate, patient, and understanding, even when she's shown disrespect (by Superboy in "Schooled") or angry (with Miss Martian, in "Identity").
  • Official Couple: With Green Arrow.
  • Resigned to the Call: Her reaction to becoming League Chairman.
  • Sexy Mentor: To Superboy, leading to M'Gann taking her form in a little shapeshifter makeout game with him. Dinah herself is not pleased.
  • Shipper on Deck: Implied. During her private therapy conversations with Wally and Artemis in "Disordered", she makes her observations on the former's extreme reaction of Artemis' "death" in the previous episode and the latter only being concerned with Wally's reaction over the reveal of her family's villainous history. Also, when she makes that note in regards to Artemis, she briefly smiles to herself.
  • Stern Teacher: To the Team, but gives praise when it is deserved.
  • Taught by Experience: Firmly believes that injuries and setbacks in missions is "part of the heroes job" and helps mature the hero.
  • Warrior Therapist: As shown in "Disordered". Not only does she train them, she helps them deal with trauma.
  • What the Hell, Hero?: Canary calls out Green Arrow for going behind Kaldur's back to join Batman in resigning from the League. She's so angry that she refuses to consider leaving with them, coldly telling Oliver to just leave.
  • You Are Not Alone: Invoked. Black Canary tries to tell Clone!Roy that even though he feels lost, that doesn't means he's alone. Sadly, it doesn't sink in to him.

    Green Lantern (John Stewart) 

Green Lantern (John Stewart)

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Designation: 14

Date Joined: 2008

Status: Active

Species: Human

Debut: Episode 02 ("Fireworks")

Voiced by: Kevin Michael Richardson

A former US Marine and the second Human Green Lantern.


  • Badass Baritone: Courtesy of being a superhero that's voiced by Mr. Kevin Michael Richardson.
  • Dark Is Not Evil: His costume is mostly black, except for green parts on his wrists and on his shoulders and upper chest.
  • Heroic Build: John has quite a huge, slender build.
  • Imagination-Based Superpower Being a Green Lantern, his ring can create anything he can think of.
  • Space Police: The entire point of Green Lanterns to begin with.

    Captain Marvel 

Captain Marvel (Billy Batson)

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Designation: 15 / A05

Date Joined: 2008

Status: Active

Species: Human

Debut: Episode 02 ("Fireworks")

Captain Marvel voiced by: Rob Lowe ("Alpha Male" & "Humanity"), Chad Lowe ("Secrets" and after)
Billy Batson voiced by: Robert Ochoa (Season 1), Chad Lowe (Season 2)

Though on the surface just a brave and chivalrous super-hero, Captain Marvel is actually just a good-hearted young boy in a powered adult's body. A little boy who just really, really wants the Team and Justice League to like him. Don't let his puppy-dog demeanor fool you, though. His good nature earned his powerful abilities, and when he's not fooling around, he's pretty wise, too.


  • Adorkable: He tries so hard to fit in.
  • Attention Deficit... Ooh, Shiny!: Being a young boy on the inside, Billy can be easily distracted by something cool. Like tigers.
  • Ascended Fanboy: Billy idolizes all heroes and is a hero himself who works with said heroes he looks up to.
  • The Baby of the Bunch: Deconstructed. After his real age was found out, a few of the Leaguers wondered if Captain Marvel should be on the team because of it. And that while he may have the Wisdom of Solomon, that doesn't mean he's mature.
  • Brainy Brunette: He has black hair and the Wisdom of Solomon.
  • Butt-Monkey: He constantly tries to get close to the team, who are essentially his peers. The team tends to assume that he's as authoritarian and hard-nosed as the other members of the League, so they (often unintentionally) undermine, take advantage of, or otherwise reject him in the process of saving the day. It's probably not the case after Billy revealed who he really was to them in "Misplaced".
  • Captain Superhero
  • Costume Evolution: Averted. Unlike most of the league in Outsiders, Billy's Captain Marvel form hasn't changed to match his comic counterparts' modern design.
  • Calling Your Attacks: He would sometimes announce or reference which of his powers he was using at a time, whether it was using the Power of Zeus and Speed of Mercury to drill into the ground, or cite the Wisdom of Solomon as the source of his good advice.
  • Flying Brick: His comic counterpart was one of the first flying bricks in comics, so it carries over here.
  • Henshin Hero: Transforms from the powerless Billy to superpowered Captain Marvel.
  • Heroic Build: He has a big build and besides being a hero, he's one of the nicest.
  • Honorary True Companion: Honorary because he won't join the Team; he's part of the Justice League. During Invasion, the League usually paired with former team members Rocket and Zatanna, and he was with Zatanna helping the group who lived at Mount Justice move.
  • Innocent Blue Eyes
  • I'm Standing Right Here: After his secret's revealed to the League at large, they have to debate whether he can stay.
    Red Tornado: He does possess an adult body and the wisdom of Solomon.
    Aquaman: Wisdom does not equal maturity.
    Marvel: Hey, I'm sitting right here!
  • Just a Kid: He gets this treatment from some of the League in "Agendas" after real age was revealed.
  • Manchild: As with the comic example, Captain Marvel is really a kid. However, none of the teens know his real form, so he definitely comes off as being this trope.
  • Morphic Resonance. As a young adult, Billy now shares the same voice as Captain Marvel.
  • Nephewism: In this version, Billy is being properly cared for by his Uncle Dudley.
  • Nice Guy: The nicest.
  • Older Alter Ego: He's a kid when he's not being Captain Marvel.
  • One of the Kids: Captain Marvel is known for retaining his innocence, but this incarnation is especially childish.
  • Papa Wolf: In order to protect the team from Despero. Considering his true age, maybe its more of a Big Brother Instinct.
  • Primary-Color Champion: His costume is mostly red with gold accents like his thunder bolt logo, sash, and boots. He also wears a white cape.
  • Secret Keeper: Billy has to keep the identity of Captain Marvel a secret due to the fact that he's really a ten-year-old kid. As of "Misplaced", the Team knows about his true identity. It's also clear that Batman knows but other Leaguers like Zatara don't, though they find out after this.
  • Shock and Awe: An unorthodox version: he gets struck by lightning every time he transforms from Billy to Captain Marvel or vice versa, and he's not above weaponizing it when the situation calls for it.
  • Sixth Ranger: How he views himself in regards to the team. Unfortunately for him, the team didn't know that he's a kid until he revealed himself in "Misplaced", so they did what they can to keep him out of the loop.
  • Something Only They Would Say: Billy goes back to the world of kids in Misplaced and asks Miss Martian to read his mind to prove that he's really Captain Marvel. Kid Flash doesn't buy it. Then, Billy goes:
    Billy: Gee Wally, do I really have to bring you nachos and pineapple juice to get on your good side?
  • Super Strength: He's as strong as Superman.
  • Tagalong Kid: Despite never being a kid at the time.
  • Weaksauce Weakness: He'll revert back to Billy if he's ever tricked (or magically forced) to say "Shazam".
  • What the Hell, Hero?: In "Agendas", he's the first Leaguer to call out Nabu for the events of "Misplaced". He doesn't know why they're even keeping him in the League.
    • Shortly after, however, the rest of the League, particularly Wonder Woman, call him out for concealing his age.
  • Wise Beyond Their Years: Lampshaded by Captain Marvel himself (the "wise" part anyway), when Aqualad thanks him for a pep talk.
    Marvel: Hey, wisdom of Solomon.
    • Seems to be in an "Only when I feel like it" way, since whenever nothing serious is going down, he's just a big kid.
    • As pointed out by Aquaman when the League finds out about his alter-ego, "wisdom" doesn't necessarily mean "maturity".
  • You Didn't Ask: The reason why he hid his age from the Justice League.
  • Younger Than They Look: As Captain Marvel. Billy looks his young age.

    Red Tornado 

Red Tornado (John Smith)

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"Human customs still elude me."

Designation: 16 / A04

Date Joined: 2008

Status: Active

Species: Robot

Debut: Episode 01 ("Independence Day")

Voiced by: Jeff Bennett

A robot with wind powers, Red Tornado doesn't quite get human emotions. That doesn't stop him for caring deeply for the Team he's been assigned to protect, (in his own way).


  • Action Dad: By Outsiders, he's become an adoptive father to a girl named Traya Sutton and remains a member of the Justice League.
  • Blow You Away: He has the power to generate wind.
  • Color Character: Red Tornado.
  • Demoted to Extra: He's conspicuously absent in the second season (likely because Nightwing and the others have replaced him in the mentor role), and has only had two non-speaking appearances in "War" and "Summit".
  • Face–Heel Turn: Subverted. It seems as if he defects in "Homefront", but in reality, he leaves to protect the Team and to find his creator, T.O. Morrow.
  • Fake Defector: See Face–Heel Turn above.
  • Helping Would Be Killstealing: Every time the team ask for help he tells them they have to do it on their own.
  • Heroic Sacrifice: Was trying to make one with his siblings when he nearly melted to take down his evil brother. Superboy saved him at the last minute.
  • Interspecies Adoption: By Season 3 he's the proud adoptive father of a human girl.
  • Mundane Utility: In Outsiders, he demonstrates that his wind powers aren't just useful in heroism; they're also good for parlor tricks to entertain children.
  • Took a Level in Kindness: He became the Den Mother in order to become more human. It has had an effect, as he's come to care for the Team... and later on, his "father." By Season 3 he has adopted a daughter as John Smith and happily plays with children by creating little tornadoes to amuse them.

Members joined during Season One

    Doctor Fate 

Doctor Fate (Nabu)

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"Fate has intervened."

Designation: 17

Date Joined: December 30, 2010

Status: Active

Species: Spirit (formerly metahuman)

Debut: Episode 07 ("Denial")

Voiced by: Kevin Michael Richardson

An ancient being tasked with protecting the world from the powers of chaos, Dr. Fate must take on a mortal body as his host- and he doesn't much care what said host has to say about it. While he can be a major asset to the forces of good, the price paid might sometimes be too high.


  • And I Must Scream: Fate's host is trapped inside their own head, able to observe how Nabu controls them but are unable to do anything about it. Nabu himself is trapped in the Helmet of Fate and part of his lack of concern over possessing his host is because he's sick of being nothing more than an ornament.
  • Attack Reflector: In "War", he is able to absorb the beam from the WarWorld's Wave Motion Gun and send it right back, utterly wrecking the gun.
  • Badass Baritone: A deep voice courtesy of Mr. Richardson.
  • Badass Boast: In Revelation, he gives a nice one as he disperses the Joker Venom.
    Fear not! Fate has intervened!
  • Badass Cape: Whoever wears the Helmet of Fate get a badass golden one.
  • Body Snatcher: How many regard him, especially Captain Marvel.
  • Brutal Honesty: He tends not to bother with beating around the bush, most of the time.
  • Clingy Costume: Once someone puts on the Helmet of Fate, it cannot be removed unless Nabu wants it to.
  • Combat Stilettos: When possessing Zatanna.
  • Converse with the Unconscious: Regularly converses with whoever is serving as his host, even though he's fully inhabiting their body.
  • Cool Helmet: Essentially IS the helmet.
  • Deadpan Snarker: Very occasionally.
  • Forbidden Chekhov's Gun: The helmet is mentioned during a crisis and the League considers if they're desperate enough to use it - mainly because Nabu doesn't particularly like the idea of relinquishing his host. Every time someone puts the helmet on it's because the situation has crossed the Godzilla Threshold.
  • Good Is Not Nice: He's never claimed to be nice. Or even specifically good, for that matter.
  • The Hat Makes the Man: Possesses the body of whoever puts on the Helmet.
  • Haunted Fetter: The Helmet is possessed by Nabu, who in turn possesses whoever puts it on.
  • Killed Off for Real: Kent Nelson. His spirit did reside in the Helmet of Fate for a while, but Fate eventually got tired of his nagging every time someone used the helmet and sent him off to the afterlife.
  • Large Ham: He's not too emotive, but nearly everything Nabu says has a tremendous amount of gravitas.
    Fate: Wotan! You are mine!
  • Legacy Character: Several people have wore the Helmet of Fate, but most of them temporarily.
  • Light Is Not Good: A borderline example. Calling him good is generous, all things considered, yet, his golden light powers and ankh symbol definitely render him light aligned.
  • Like Father, Like Son: Like his father Vandal, Nabu is a Well-Intentioned Extremist willing to cross quite a few moral lines for the sake of the greater good. Like Vandal, he's also somewhat sympathetic to family bonds.
  • Mask of Power: The Helmet of Fate turns the wearer into a host for an extremely powerful Lord of Order, who's got some crazy powerful magic abilities.
  • Morally Ambiguous Doctorate: He's called Doctor Fate, but whether he is a doctor is unspecified. He's also not particularly nice.
  • Not So Stoic: Sometimes, since it's indicated that his personality is at least somewhat influenced by whoever is serving as host at the time.
    • When being hosted by Zatara, he breaks his usual emotionless attitude when Zatanna is considered for League membership. This is noticed by the rest of the League.
  • Order Versus Chaos: Represents order, and not necessarily in a very nice (or classically good) way.
  • Pet the Dog: He listens to Kent Nelson, who's just about the only person who can persuade him to do anything, until Nabu eventually gets tired of his nagging to release those who put on his helmet, and releases him to the afterlife.
    • He also accepts Zatara's promise to become the new host of Fate and willingly releases Zatanna, even though he'd have no control over whether or not Zatara actually followed through.
    • It's revealed in Season 3 that he lets Zatanna and Zatara speak for one hour every year. Considering he's under no obligation to grant them even that meager time, that he allows it all is kind for him.
  • Power Makes Your Voice Deep: Wearing the Helmet of Fate will make the wearer speak with Nabu's deep voice overlaying their voice.
  • Powers That Be: Is a personification of order given form on the physical plane.
  • Powers via Possession: How Fate works - though it is indicated that it helps if the host is already magically gifted.
  • Related in the Adaptation: In Season 3, Nabu is revealed to be Vandal Savage's son from Ancient Babylon, where Savage was ruling as the god-king Marduk. Nabu also had a sister who's remembered as the goddess Ishtar.
  • Suspiciously Specific Denial: When discussing whether or not to release Wally as his host, Nabu first mentions how lonely and depressing his existence as a helmet on shelf is before loudly asserting that he just wants to stop the forces of Chaos. Seeing as Kent agrees to hang around and keep Nabu company, it wasn't a very convincing claim.
  • Token Evil Teammate: While more morally ambiguous than outright evil, compared to the rest of the League, he's very dark. The League serves as a Morality Chain on him, a status he doesn't object to - he outright states that his current host wants him on the League for this exact reason.
  • Took a Level in Jerkass: Implied by the fact that Kent, his original host, had a full life outside of being Doctor Fate, suggesting that Nabu used to be more relaxed about being put on and taken off. Several decades on a shelf seem to have somewhat soured his disposition and made him very disinclined to release his host.
  • Took a Level in Kindness: ... but his disposition improves somewhat after getting a permanent host.
  • Unscrupulous Hero: His actions are motivated purely by a desire to maintain order rather than any moral compulsion and he has few qualms about suppressing the identity of (and effectively killing) anyone he possesses, even if they're children - though he was convinced to release both Kid Flash and Aqualad without anyone else sacrificing themselves, and he is at least aware that putting on the helmet is a sacrifice. For example, when he possesses Zatanna:
    "Fate decrees her sacrifice will not be in vain!"
  • Voice of the Legion: A (largely) heroic example. Whoever wears the Helmet of Fate will speak with Nabu's deep voice overlying their voice.
  • Was Once a Man: Nabu was once a warrior living in ancient Babylonia, a son of Marduk (aka Vandal Savage) who died fighting by his father's side. Now, he's an incorporeal Lord of Order, bound to his helmet and needing a human host to influence the world around him.
  • Well-Intentioned Extremist: He is absolutely convinced that the world needs him (and not without reason), and if that means whatever mortal happens to be wearing the helmet never gets to take it off, so be it. It's reached the point that Captain Marvel doesn't understand why they're letting him stay in the League, and is justifiably skeptical when Nabu claims that Zatara wants him to remain part of the League. Nabu then explains that Zatara wants him there so they can keep an eye on him.
  • Willing Channeler: Someone has to choose to put him on, though they might come to regret it.

    The Atom 

The Atom (Ray Palmer)

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Designation: 18

Date Joined: December 30, 2010

Status: Active

Species: Human

Debut: Episode 22 (Agendas)

Voiced by: Jason Marsden

Mentor to young heroine and his lab assistant, Bumblebee.


    Plastic Man 

Designation: 19

Date Joined: December 30, 2010

Status: Inactive

Current Affiliation: Batman Incorporated

Species: Metahuman

    Icon 

Icon (Augustus Freeman)

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"We both seem to have found teams that suit us."

Designation: 20

Date Joined: December 30, 2010

Status: Active

Species: Unspecified alien

Debut: Episode 14 ("Revelation")

Voiced by: Tony Todd

Icon is a superhero of extraterrestrial origin, partner and mentor to Rocket, and a member of the Justice League.


  • Hand Blast: Icon can shoot blue beams of energy from his hands.
  • Really 700 Years Old: If they're sticking to the comic origin, he arrived on Earth in the 1800s and has been doing the My Grandson Myself thing to avoid suspicion.
  • Space Police: If they're sticking to the comic origin, he's a member of an intergalactic police force, who was stranded on Earth and decided he could continue law enforcement on this planet's sector.

    Red Arrow 

Designation: 21

Date Joined: December 30, 2010

Status: Inactive

Current Affiliation: None (Retired)

Season Two

    Blue Beetle II 

Blue Beetle II (Ted Kord)

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Designation: 22

Date Joined: Post-November 1, 2011

Status: Deceased

'''Debut: Episode 34 ("Satisfaction")

Species: Human

The second Blue Beetle. His death in a lab explosion indirectly led to Jaime finding the Scarab and becoming his successor.


  • Badass Bookworm: Kord was a brilliant inventor.
  • Badass Normal: He never used the Scarab himself, just based his hero persona on it.
  • Blue Is Heroic: True to his name, Blue Beetle wore blue. His pants and shirt were of a light blue color, with darker blue trunks. The top section of his shirt was adorned with a dark blue cutout that resembled bug's legs. He wore dark blue gloves and boots, and a belt with a golden buckle. To hide his face, he wore a dark blue cowl with yellow goggles.
  • Color Character: Blue Beetle.
  • Dying Moment of Awesome: Going head to head against both Deathstroke and Sportsmaster at the same time in order to keep the Light from getting the Scarab forever cements him as an incredible badass. Taking into account the fact that Jaime ended up getting it, this also means that the explosion which claimed his life probably wasn't deliberate on the part of the villains.
  • Gadgeteer Genius: Batgirl's dialogue in "Intervention" and everyone's initial belief that the Scarab was something he created implies that he was this.
  • Legacy Character: The second Blue Beetle.
  • Nice Guy: He was considered a good man.
  • Posthumous Character: He died during the Time Skip between seasons 1 and 2, making him this in relation to season 2 (he would have been alive during season 1, but he never appeared).
  • Sonic Stunner: Apparently his weapon of choice, no doubt inspired by the Scarab armor's version.

    Black Lightning 

Designation: 23

Date Joined: Post-November 1, 2011

Status: Inactive

Current Affiliation: Outsiders

    Green Lantern (Guy Gardner) 

Green Lantern (Guy Gardner)

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Designation: 24

Date Joined: Post-November 1, 2011

Status: Active

Debut: Episode 34 ("Revelation")

Species: Human

Earth's third Green Lantern. When the League considers an expansion in "Agendas", the Flash puts his name forward - something Hal and John are both very opposed to.


  • Alliterative Name: Guy Gardner.
  • Big Damn Heroes: Saves a falling bus of children when Green Arrow, Red Arrow, and Black Canary all fail to stop it from falling.
  • Fingerless Gloves: He wears black fingerless gloves.
  • Imagination-Based Superpower: Being a Green Lantern, his ring can create anything he can think of.
  • Irony: Flash is the one who insists on inducting him on the League, but in the comics, he hated Gardner so much that he actually hoped that he died once.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Implied. Judging by Hal’s and John’s "No. Just... No" Reaction at the idea of letting Guy join the League and Cassie’s own exclamation that he doesn’t like anyone one could reasonably say that he’s a bit difficult in terms of personality. However, Guy is a hero first, as seen when he saves a bus full of innocents. Nightwing also says that Guy is actually fond of Jaime Reyes in his own way (which is quite possibly a Mythology Gag to the fact Guy was rather fond of Jaime in the comics as well), which is a telling thing for Cassie.
  • "No. Just... No" Reaction: How Hal and John react to the proposal of adding Guy to the League, though they eventually add him to the League anyway.
  • Significant Green-Eyed Redhead: Guy has short red hair and green eyes.
  • Sleeves Are for Wimps: He wears black pants and a black sleeveless shirt with a green front.

    Zatanna 

Zatanna (Zatanna Zatara)

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"Be as chalant as you like."

Designation: 25

Date Joined: Pre-December 1, 2015

Status: Active

Species: Human

Debut: Episode 15 ("Humanity")

Voiced by: Lacey Chabert

Magician and teenage daughter of Giovanni Zatara. She joins the team in their search for Red Tornado. Zatanna later ends up joining the team in full after her father becomes the latest host of Doctor Fate. Robin takes an immediate liking to her.

Five years later, Zatanna has become a full-fledged member of the Justice League.


  • Adorkable: In Season 1, at least, where she shares Robin's love of wordplay and occasionally mixes Buffy Speak into her magic spells.
  • Age Lift: She's mostly portrayed as a woman in her thirties in most adaptions (particularly in the DCAU) and about he same age as Batman himself, but here she's introduced as a teenager a few years older than Dick Grayson.
  • Alliterative Name: Zatanna Zatara.
  • Amicable Exes: With Nightwing after the time skip. Occasionally implied to still be Friends with Benefits with him, given their rather flirtatious interactions.
  • Attack Reflector: In "Cornered", she uses a spell that reflects Despero's Deadly Gaze back at him.
  • Be Careful What You Wish For: In "Misplaced", she wishes her father, Zatara, would give her some space. By the end of the episode, she gets what she wants, in the absolute worst way possible.
  • Birds of a Feather: With Robin I, as they both are fond of Buffy Speak.
  • Black Magician Girl: She's a spunky young girl who uses her magic to attack. Post-Time Skip, she's more of a Lady of Black Magic, having grown much more competent with her magic and generally more mature in the five years between seasons.
  • Bound and Gagged: In "Secrets". Also subjects Riddler to this in "Usual Suspects"
  • Break the Cutie: Zatanna suffered this in "Misplaced" after her father had became a permanent host for Dr. Fate.
  • Buffy Speak: It requires closed captions to see what she's saying when casting a spell, and most of them are this Trope. For example: "Etativel taht ssorg gniht."
  • Character Focus: Shares the spotlight with Artemis in "Secrets".
  • Combat Stilettos: Averted in this incarnation of the character. She wears square-heeled boots which are practical enough for battle. Lampshaded in "Secrets" when she magically changes them into flat sole boots during a chase scene.
  • Costume Evolution: Her outfit remains basically the same when she's older, but now shows cleavage.
  • Cute Witch: Even wears a "traditional" witch costume for Halloween.
  • Deadpan Snarker: A more subtle variant compared to Artemis and the boys.
  • Demoted to Extra: In Season 2, courtesy of graduating from the team in favor of the Justice League. That being said, she still plays a major role in a few episodes, notably in "Misplaced" and "Intervention".
  • Deus Exit Machina: In "Cornered" Despero tries to do this trope by paralyzing her with his Deadly Gaze as soon as he sees her. It was a good idea too; as soon as Miss Martian wakes her up, Zatanna possesses Mal Duncan in about half a second and then renders Despero, who had spent the entire episode effortlessly Curb Stomping Captain Marvel and Superboy, helpless with one spell.
  • Elemental Powers: As part of her Vancian Magic. She can employ any element she likes, be it ice, water or fire.
  • Flight: Adds this ability to her magical portfolio in Season 2. She can either fly under her own power or use Instant Runes as makeshift levitating platforms, the latter being a technique she inherited from her father.
  • Friends with Benefits: Implied with Nightwing, given the sensual manner she kisses him on his birthday.
  • Functional Magic: She got her magicking from her father. It's Rule Magic, that requires the spells to be said backwards.
  • Glass Cannon: Zatanna can usually render a target helpless in half a second if she can cast a spell before they can stop her. Keyword being "if", since magic is her only source of both offense and defense, and she's pretty much helpless in a physical fight.
  • Hot Witch: Her outfit for season 2 seems hell bent on emphasizing the fact, especially with its much lower neck line.
  • Lady of Black Magic: As of Season 2, she is much more graceful, mature, and her spells have become more powerful.
  • The Last of These Is Not Like the Others: As of "Misplaced", she's the only member of the team who lacks a mentor counterpart on the Justice League, thanks to her father taking up the mantle of Doctor Fate.
  • Locked Out of the Loop: Plays a pivotal role in Artemis infiltrating the Light as Tigress, courtesy of making the glamour charm that masks her appearance. Despite this, she isn't let in on the larger plan until much later, with Nightwing keeping her in the dark regarding the charm's true purpose.
  • Ms. Fanservice: In Season 2, when her hero outfit displays her buxom chest.
  • Mundane Utility: Seems to know a lot of spells for quickly altering her own or others' clothing.
  • Plucky Girl: Zatanna doesn't give up, ever. Not even her father suffering a Death of Personality due to taking on Doctor Fate's identity keeps her down for long.
  • Raven Hair, Ivory Skin: She has black hair, pale skin, and is considered beautiful.
  • Real Name as an Alias: "Zatanna" is both her real name and her superhero codename.
  • Sidekick Graduations Stick: She's left the team and has become a member of the Justice League in-between seasons.
  • Sixth Ranger: Though initially a Guest-Star Party Member in "Humanity" and "Secrets", she becomes this at the end of "Misplaced".
  • Squishy Wizard: Even more so than Miss Martian, as she has to actually speak all of her spells, doesn't have stealth or mobility, and is apparently the shortest on the team.
  • Took a Level in Badass: Not really accustomed to being a superhero when she first joins the team, and generally tends to play a support role in battle, but over the course of the season she steadily grows more and more competent and creative in the use of her magic. Come Season 2, she's become even more powerful, outclassing even most of her fellow Justice League members.
  • Town Girls: The Neither to Miss Martian's Femme and Artemis's Butch.
  • Vancian Magic: She has to memorize each spell individually and casting each spell exhausts her. The only thing non-Vancian is that she doesn't forget the spells after she casts them.
  • Warrior Therapist: To Artemis in "Secrets", though Artemis refuses to heed her advice concerning bad secrets.
  • Weak, but Skilled: In the beginning, as she's an inexperienced magician but her spells really help out the team in battle.
  • Younger and Hipper: Zatanna in the modern-day comics is about the same age as Bruce Wayne; the two having been Retconned into being Childhood Friends (which had originated from the DCAU), as well as her being an occasional Love Interest for him . This version of her is made a contemporary of Dick Grayson instead, making her almost two decades younger than Bruce in this series, as well as shifting her status as a friend and occasional Love Interest to Dick as well. However, it's been brought up by Greg Weisman that Zatanna was originally introduced into the comics as a teenager in the '60s, when Dick Grayson was still a teenager, too. Zatanna was simply allowed to "grow up" faster than Dick, due to becoming the universe's de facto magician after her father died, while Dick must always be younger than Batman. He also noted that there are very few cases of a superhero legacy between a parent and child, and that by not taking advantage of Giovanni and Zatanna Zatara's relationship, the show would have lost something.

    Rocket 

Rocket (Raquel Ervin)

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"Is it always like this?"

Designation: 26

Date Joined: Pre-December 1, 2015

Status: Active

Species: Human

Debut: Episode 14 ("Revelation")

Voiced by: Miss Kittie (Season 1, "Satisfaction"), Denise Boutte ("Intervention", Outsiders), Cree Summer (Legacy)

Sidekick of Icon. She and Icon debuted in an earlier episode dealing with the Injustice League's monster plants, along with other superheroes around the world. They intermittently appeared in later episodes, leading to Icon's induction into the Justice League and Rocket joining the Team.

Five years later, Rocket has become a full-fledged member of the Justice League.


  • Absurdly Youthful Mother: By Outsiders, she's an Action Mom at the age of 22.
  • Action Mom: As of Season 3, she has a son and is still a member of the League.
  • Amicable Exes: With Nightwing after the time skip.
  • Ascended Fangirl: In "Usual Suspects" she says that sidekicks like Aqualad, Kid Flash and Robin were her inspiration. And now, she is one of their teammates and, at one point, dated Robin.
  • Audience Surrogate: Justified since she was the newbie in the last parts of season one.
  • Babies Ever After: The tie-in comics for the Time Skip reveals that at some point she had a son.
  • Barrier Warrior: She can create force fields. They're pretty powerful, too considering they can hold a mind-controlled Wonder Woman.
  • Chekhov's Gunman: She appeared in the background of a few episodes before Icon's induction into the League and her joining the Team.
  • Clothes Make the Superman: Rocket has no innate powers but can draw upon an alien belt for flight and energy barriers.
  • Deadpan Snarker: She's snarky even in the heat of battle.
  • Demoted to Extra: In Season 2, her screen-time is even less.
  • Energy Absorption: Her barriers only get stronger when kinetic energy is applied. She demonstrates and explains this when she traps Wonder Woman in one.
  • 11th-Hour Ranger: Joins the team in the second-to-last episode of the first season. By the time the second season starts, she's already joined the Justice League.
  • Flight: Part of her powerset.
  • Happily Married: Or engaged. Even has a bridal shower in "Satisfaction".
  • Is It Always Like This?: Asked pretty much word-for-word when she joins the Team.
    Rocket: It is always like this!
    Zatanna: Told ya.
  • Kinetic Weapons Are Just Better: Uses her force fields as projectiles sometimes.
  • Sassy Black Woman: A milder example than most people who fall under the trope, but she still fits the bill.
  • Sidekick Graduations Stick: Joined the Justice League as a superhero in her own right in-between seasons.
  • Weaksauce Weakness: Maintaining a force bubble around someone else, whether to protect them or trap them, leaves her more or less a sitting duck.

Season Three

    Aquaman II 

Aquaman II / Aqualad / Black Manta II (Kaldur'ahm)

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Designation: 27

Date Joined: Post-July 4, 2016

Status: Active

Species: Human-Atlantean hybrid

Debut: Episode 01 ("Independence Day")

Voiced by: Khary Payton

"We stand ready."

Aqualad is an Atlantean who, through his own skills with water manipulation and focus, earned the right to take on the role of junior partner of Justice League member Aquaman. Although somewhat hesitant in regards to listening to Speedy's rant about them needing to branch out, he soon begins to discover that it may actually be for the better. Somewhat stoic, he soon becomes the team's voice of reason when it comes to dealing with obstacles, whether they be friend or foe.

During the five-year gap between seasons Kaldur joins his father, Black Manta, following the death of Tula during a mission after joining the Team as Aquagirl. Tula's death, along the revelation that Aquaman had kept the identity of his biological father from him, apparently drives Aqualad to betray the Team and become Black Manta II.

By Outsiders, Kaldur has succeeded Orin's place as Aquaman and has joined the Justice League.


  • Acquired Poison Immunity: As a result of living under water all his life, he's developed a resistance to jellyfish venom.
  • Affirmative Action Legacy: Becomes the new Aquaman in Outsiders, succeeding Arthur Curry.
  • Ambiguously Gay: Was originally intended to be gay according to Word of God (and this is actually followed through in the official DC comics continuity) but Executive Meddling paired him off with Tula. Rocket kissed him on New Year's and Word of God is that they dated a bit afterward. Actually has enough Homoerotic Subtext to leave fans speculating for a while; it's not clear if he is gay and Tula was an exception or if he's attracted to both men and women.
  • Animal Motifs: He has eel tattoos on his arms, can generate electricity, and can conjure a giant eel made of water with his powers.
  • Anti-Hero: In season 1 he's willing to hide from his friends there's a possible Mole on the team to keep them from turning on each other. In season 2 he's willing to put both his mentor and his friends in danger, and actively attack them, to protect his cover
  • Apparently Human Merfolk: Looks similar to a human being but hides his Atlantean traits when he is in public.
  • The Apprentice: In "Downtime" it was shown that Aquaman was impressed with Kaldur and his friend Garth's bravery and offered them both the role of his apprentice. Garth refused, while Kaldur accepted and became Aqualad.
  • Archnemesis Dad: Black Manta in season 1, though Kaldur doesn't know it at the time. Double subverted in season 2
  • Badass Arm-Fold: Best shown in the episode "Secrets."
  • Badass in Charge: He's the official leader of the team.
  • Beware the Nice Ones: Aqualad is often very caring and reasonable, but is terrifying when pushed the wrong way.
  • Big Brother Instinct: Primarily to Robin. When Black Canary points out that he's just as much a logical choice for leader, Kaldur gets a haunted look and says "But he is so young."
  • Big Brother Mentor: To Robin and arguably, Superboy. Lampshaded by Miss Martian in "Infiltrator".
  • The Blank: During his Battle in the Center of the Mind in "The Fix", but he gets his face back in the next scene thanks to Artemis telling him You Are Not Alone.
  • Break the Badass: Temporarily in "Failsafe".
  • Broken Pedestal: Lagoon Boy used to idolize him.
  • Bruiser with a Soft Center: In season one, he's the second strongest member after Superboy... but he's whole a lot nicer than Superboy is.
  • The Cameo: Shows up in an episode of Teen Titans Go! to show up the Titans. While Superboy and Miss Martian also appear, Kaldur is the only one who speaks, likely because his voice actor, Khary Payton, also plays Titans regular Cyborg.
  • Canon Foreigner: Zigzagged. He was made for the show, but DC liked him so much he was adapted to the comics before the show even aired, though there's very little similarity between the two of them, beyond their costume, power set, identity of biological father, and ethnicity. He was adapted into the Brightest Day and Teen Titans books, but he's since been wiped out of existence by the New 52 reboot— finally reappearing more than two years later in Teen Titans (Rebirth). He was, however, ported to the universes of Justice League: The Flashpoint Paradox and Teen Titans Go!.
  • The Captain: Batman has been known to refer to "You and your team" when talking to Aqualad; in addition, he reports directly to Batman after the team completes missions. He becomes a villainous example after his Face–Heel Turn. But see Fake Defector
  • The Chains of Commanding: Mentioned in "Drop Zone" and "Downtime" and fully explained in "Disordered".
  • Character Development: He first starts out as submissive in the first few episodes and later emerges as The Leader of the Ragtag Bunch of Misfits. He then goes on to become a Reverse Mole in his villainous father's organization.
    • And now he's the new Aquaman and the leader of the Justice League.
  • Child Soldiers: Word of God is, it's required for Atlanteans to enlist in military training until the age of 16.
  • Childhood Friend Romance: He had a longtime crush on his friend Tula. Unfortunately for him, she began a relationship with his best friend Garth during the time he was away.
  • Conflicting Loyalty: In "Downtime" between Atlantis and the surface world.
  • Dark Is Not Evil: His "evil" outfit in season 2 certainly makes him look more evil
  • Dark-Skinned Blond: And issue 14 of the tie in comics show that he gets it from his mom (who amusingly enough kind of looks like Beyoncé).
  • Deadpan Snarker: His usual stoicism at times breaks to remind us he's still a teenager.
  • Defusing The Tykebomb: Early in season one he calms Superboy down and helps adjust to the world until Superboy gets with Miss Martian. In addition, its been stated by Word of God that Superboy is closest to Aqualad out of all of males in season 1.
  • The Dragon: To Black Manta in Season 2. He turns out to be a Dragon with an Agenda: He's still a good guy, and just using his father to get closer to the Light and their new partner
  • Does Not Like Shoes: He's always walking around barefoot due to having webbed feet.
  • Dogged Nice Guy: Towards Tula in "Downtime" until he got over it at the end of the episode
  • Dual Wielding: He often solidifies water into two weapons he uses to attack.
  • Elemental Baggage: Aqualad cannot create the water he telekinetically manipulates, it either comes from the pack on his back or a standing supply near by.
  • Emotions vs. Stoicism: He tends to stay on the stoic side. Has since went to the emotional side since his Face–Heel Turn. Only not, since he's a Fake Defector
  • Evil Costume Switch: After joining his father and becoming Black Manta II, complete with a creepier haircut
  • Evil Former Friend: Subverted. It's all part of the plan
  • Expy: According to creator Greg Weisman, Kaldur's design was inspired by The Lord of the Rings' elves.
  • Eye Beams: As Black Manta II
  • Face–Heel Turn: In Season 2, but it turns out he's a Fake Defector
  • Fallen Hero: In Season 2, but later subverted
  • Fantastic Racism: Aqualad and other Atlanteans with non-human traits face discrimination from the Purifiers.
  • Fights Like a Normal: Training with the team during season one.
  • Freudian Excuse: His first love Tula was killed as a direct result of becoming involved with the Team, and he's been trying to hurt his own father for years because of the lies of a man whom he called both his king and his friend. This turns out to be a subversion; he's a Fake Defector
  • Guile Hero: This and his levelheadedness is why he was chosen to be leader in the first season. He was also the one who started the plan to infiltrate the villains by pretending to be evil to get close to his father. Together only he, Wally, Artemis, Dick know of this ruse
  • Heel–Face Revolving Door: So far: Aqualad's good, but then he's bad, then he's still good, then he might just be pretending to be good, then he actually is good. He was, however, Good All Along
  • Half-Human Hybrid: His father is the human Black Manta, while his mother is an Atlantean.
  • Heartbroken Badass: After Tula chooses Garth over him. After her death in-between seasons, it's stated to be the catalyst for his (fake) Face–Heel Turn
  • Heroes Want Redheads: He had fallen in love with Tula, but unfortunately for him, she and Garth were already together (all three had been close friends).
  • Heroic Bastard: The result of a human/Atlantean non-marriage union.
  • Heroic Self-Deprecation: He doesn't believe in his leadership abilities until "Alpha Male". Made worse in "Failsafe", where he believes himself to be unfit to lead the team.
  • Heroic Sacrifice: Sacrifices himself in "Failsafe" to save Martian Manhunter, who eventually turns out to be the key to freeing everyone from the Unwinnable Training Simulation they're trapped in
  • I Did What I Had to Do: Had to make several compromising choices undercover as Black Manta's henchman .
  • I Should Have Been Better: He wishes he'd acted more like a leader than a soldier during "Failsafe".
  • I Want My Beloved to Be Happy: Wishes Tula and Garth the best together, as he wants Tula to be happy.
  • Important Haircut: He has a normal haircut in season 1, but he gets a shorter hair style in season 2.
  • Impossibly Cool Weapon: He wields a pair of waterbearers that he can use to augment his powers and and create a variety of water weapons.
  • In a Single Bound: He does this a few times in the episodes like "Humanity". Although he doesn't jump as high and does not do it as much as Superboy has.
  • In the Blood: Goes evil after finding out his father is Black Manta. Later subverted when it's revealed he's actually a Reverse Mole.
  • Jack-of-All-Stats: Definitely the most well-rounded member of the original Team. He's not as fast as Kid Flash, as strong as Superboy or as super-powered as Miss Martian, and he doesn't pack as many cool gadgets as Robin or Artemis, but he's definitely more versatile than any of them. He's adept at strategy and hand-to-hand combat, he's got magic training, and his waterbearers can shape-shift into any weapon he needs. He's even more bruising after the Time Skip, now that he's got magic, super strength and a weaponized power suit with missiles and freaking eyebeams.
  • Kick the Dog: Kills Artemis in "Depths". Soon subverted when it turns out they were just faking her death.
  • Kid Hero: He is 16 years old in the first season.
  • Kubrick Stare: He delivers a damn creepy look when he rises out of the water in "Depths".
  • The Leader: Type Levelheaded. The position is made official in "Drop Zone" and reaffirmed at the end of "Alpha Male".
    • Played With in "Disordered"; after his actions in "Failsafe", he doesn't believe himself to be an effective leader, yet he continues to be one since he doesn't want to burden Robin with the role.
    • No longer true as of Season 2. However, his leadership qualities are what makes him a dangerous villain, and it's notable that he makes sure all of his mooks have time to escape
    • After rejoining the team after completing his mission, Nightwing immediately defers leadership back to Kaldur
  • Legacy Character: As Black Manta II, and later, Aquaman.
  • Licked by the Dog: In "Darkest", Sphere rolls right up to him and doesn't even sound the alarm after he gives her a pet, like in old times. This makes him feel even more guilty about blowing up Mount Justice in order to secure his cover
  • Locked Out of the Loop: Aquaman, his parents, and Black Manta all know that Black Manta is his biological father, something Kaldur himself is not aware of until Legacy.
  • Love Makes You Evil: Subverted, as he's a Fake Defector
  • Love Triangle: In one between him, his crush Tula and his good friend Garth.
  • Luke, I Am Your Father: He's the son of Aquaman's nemesis, Black Manta.
  • Master Actor: Gives a stunning Rage Against the Mentor speech to Aquaman, regularly drops messages to the others involved in his deception disguised as badass threats and convinces everyone he actually killed Artemis with a little sleight of hand.
    • He is so convincing that even Wally, who is in on the plan, is concerned that Aqualad might really be an evil triple agent playing Nightwing
  • Magic Knight: His powers come from Atlantean magic, but his fighting style is considerably more hands-on than other Atlantean magicians.
  • Meaningful Name:
    • His name is an Atlantean spin on his adoptive father's name, Calvin Durham.
    • In Icelandic his name means "cool".
  • Meaningful Rename: Becomes Black Manta II after his fake Face–Heel Turn, as he's the son of Black Manta
  • Mind Rape: M'gann rips the memories out of his mind and leaves him catatonic in "Before The Dawn"
  • Mole in Charge: Not in charge, but he is The Dragon to Black Manta
  • Morph Weapon: His waterbearers have a lot of different uses, thus becoming an Impossibly Cool Weapon.
  • Mr. Exposition: Whenever a new face pops up that the audience doesn't know, he's usually the one to give the exposition on who they are.
    • He actually explains all the reasons for his apparent Face–Heel Turn before the end of his first appearance as a villain in "Alienated"
  • Multi-Melee Master: His waterbearers can turn into swords, maces, hammers, bats and whips.
  • Nerves of Steel: Comes along with the stoic part.
    • What else do you call pretending to be evil in order to infiltrate some very powerful enemies, incurring the wrath of two equally powerful superhero teams, fending off attacks from his former friends, keeping his cool and sanity surrounded by villains, all the while making on-the-fly decisions that at once cement his position amongst his foes and minimize casualties amongst his friends to maintain his cover as a mole?
    • In "Complications," while pretending to be an Empty Shell, Chesire hurls a sai at him (which is blocked at the last second by Miss Martian) and Aqualad doesn't so much as blink
  • Nice Guy: The nicest member on the team after Miss Martian.
  • Not So Stoic: Sometimes, Kaldur's stoicism gives way to snark.
    Red Arrow (after Kaldur asks if he needs help): Please. I don't need help from the Junior Justice League.
    Aqualad: Just our computers.
  • Offscreen Moment of Awesome: Took Deathstroke out of the picture offscreen, allowing Miss Martian to take his place in "Summit."
  • Omniglot: He can speak English, Atlantean, and a little bit of Greek.
  • Only Sane Man: Compared to most of team early in the first season.
  • Overlord Jr.: As the son of Black Manta.
  • Powered Armor: Kaldur's Black Manta uniform in season two. It gives Kaldur missile launchers and Eye Beams on top of the Atlantean abilities his father lacks
  • Power Glows: His tattoos glow blue when he uses his powers.
  • Power Tattoo: Has eel tattoos on his arms.
  • A Pupil of Mine, Until He Turned to Evil: Subverted, that's what everyone is supposed to believe.
  • Rage Against the Mentor: Calls out Aquaman for hiding the identity of his true father. In "Alienated" it was probably part of the ruse, but in Legacy, he was genuinely hurt and angered
    Aquaman: Perhaps you should discuss this with your parents.
    Aqualad: I am discussing it with you.
  • Rank Up: Goes from Aquaman's sidekick to taking up the mantle himself between seasons 2 and 3, and becomes leader of the League after that.
  • "The Reason You Suck" Speech: Gives a short but sweet one to Vandal Savage on his chronic case of Underestimating Badassery, punctuated by a Big Damn Heroes moment.
  • Redeeming Replacement: He is in fact a deep cover agent
  • Red Is Heroic: His shirt is red and he's one of the good guys.
  • Reverse Mole: Infiltrated Black Manta's organization to get intel on the Light.
  • Rousing Speech: Aqualad, Robin and Kid Flash to give one in "Misplaced" to kids who can help pick up the slack after all the adults going missing.
  • Sadistic Choice: Gives one to Superboy and Nightwing after his Face–Heel Turn, either fight him and try to bring him in or disarm a bomb that could kill a lot of Kroloteans and the other heroes in the base. The worst part is they couldn't even disarm the bomb. He was trying to warn Nightwing about the bomb without blowing his cover
  • Scary Black Man: Played with. Despite his stature and voice making him somewhat intimidating, he's a straight-up Nice Guy — but in "Depths," he's well and truly terrifying.
  • Secret Test of Character:
    • He was put through this by his father, Black Manta. Kaldur "kills" Artemis, but what really earns him Black Manta's trust is that he didn't take credit for the rocket he was sent to destroy blowing up in an apparent fluke accident.
    • Again in "Darkest" where Kaldur blows up Mount Justice to prove his loyalty to The Light and their partner
  • Shaping Your Attacks: In addition to shaping water into weapons, Kaldur is capable of fashioning water into the shapes of attacking sea creatures, as seen in "Targets."
  • Shirtless Scene: In "Welcome to Happy Harbor" and "Infiltrator".
  • Single-Target Sexuality: It seems that the only girl that has stolen Kaldur's heart is Tula.
  • Sleeves Are for Wimps: His uniform is a skintight suit that leaves his arms bare.
  • Something Only They Would Say: He was on the receiving end of this by Red Arrow.
  • Spock Speak: Without the antisocial stigma.
  • Strong Family Resemblance: Has his mother's hair color, eyes and Atlantean traits but physically looks like his father.
  • Sudden Sequel Heel Syndrome: See Super Dickery below.
  • Super Dickery: Shows up as an apparent villain out for revenge against all his friends in the early episodes of season 2. It's eventually revealed he's actually a Reverse Mole for the Team.
  • The Stoic: He's calm, soft-spoken, and doesn't express emotion all that much.
  • The Strategist: His plan to turn the Light and the Reach against each other worked to near-perfection. Vandal Savage, quite possibly the best strategist in the series, states that Kaldur had done more damage to his plans in a few minutes than anyone had in 50 millennia.
  • Tall, Dark, and Handsome: One of the tallest of the team, dark skinned, and has been known to very attractive (i.e. Rocket in season one).
  • Taught by Experience: He, along with the other original members of the Team, became exceptionally more skilled over the 5 year time skip.
  • Team Dad: Stated as such by Miss Martian. Aqualad often keeps the others in line, and even literally acts like an older brother/mentor to both Superboy and Robin.
  • Technician VS Performer: Kaldur is the technician to Superboy's performer and the perfomer in contrast to Robin's technician.
  • Thicker Than Water: Claims to feel this way in Season 2.
  • Tranquil Fury: Kaldur is the definition of this trope until season two, though that is likely an act
  • Two Guys and a Girl: Had this dynamic with Garth and Tula. He has feelings for Tula, but Garth and Tula start dating while Aqualad is on the surface.
  • Undying Loyalty: After "Alpha Male" Kaldur stands up and defends his team mates no matter what. Subverted after his Face–Heel Turn, though it's arguably because he felt the team betrayed him when Tula died. Then double subverted when it turns out he's been a Fake Defector all along
  • Villainous Widow's Peak: Averted. Subverted in season 2.
  • Warrior Therapist: Shades of this when he first meets Superboy.
  • Weak, but Skilled: His magic is quite weak compared to his friends Garth and Tula. Because of his training under Aquaman though, he's far superior in physical combat. When compared to other members of the Team he floats in between because he has super strength, great agility and other above average abilities and skills, but is outdone by other members of the team in a few of them.
  • What Could Have Been: In-universe. Both Kaldur and Garth, the comics' original Aqualad, were offered the chance to be Aquaman's sidekick. Kaldur accepted; Garth declined, choosing to further his magic studies. Lampshaded when Kaldur asks Garth if he ever wonders what would have happened if he'd become Aqualad instead.
  • White Sheep: He is a hero while his father Black Manta is a villain. Double subverted in Season 2
  • Would Hit a Girl: Has no problem punching out female villains. Just ask Killer Frost.
  • You Are Not Alone: In "Fix", Artemis tells him this in his ruined mindscape while suffering through the Mind Rape placed on him. Artemis states a word in Atlantean ("symbiosi") to show that she and M'gann want to help him.
  • Young and in Charge: By Outsiders, he's the leader of the Justice League, full of experienced members far older than him, at 23.

    Hardware 

Date Joined: Post-July 4, 2016

Status: Inactive

Species: Human

Current Affiliation: Batman Incorporated

    Batwoman 

Date Joined: Post-July 4, 2016

Status: Inactive

Current Affiliation: Batman Incorporated

Species: Human

    Katana 

Date Joined: Post-July 4, 2016

Status: Inactive

Current Affiliation: Batman Incorporated

Species: Human

    Steel 

Steel (Dr. John Henry Irons)

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Designation: 36

Date Joined: Post-July 4, 2016

Status: Active

Debut: Episode 47 ("Princes All")

Species: Human


  • Cassandra Truth: He warns Silas Stone that Father Boxes are "pretty much pure evil", only for Stone to reply that technology can't be good or evil, only used for such purposes. Stone quickly learns otherwise when he uses the Father Box to try and save his son's life.
  • Genius Bruiser: Steel is a towering mass of metal and muscle, as well as a scientist who, if the series follows the comics, built his own suit of armor.

    Fire 

Fire (Beatriz da Costa)

Date Joined: Post-July 4, 2016


  • Ambiguous Situation: Nightwing mentions that she made Geo-Force's superhero costume. This might be because of her connection to Wayne Industries, as in her Pre-Crisis origin.

Others

    Catherine Cobert 

Catherine Cobert

Status: Active

Species: Human

Debut: Episode 27 ("Happy New Year")

Voiced by: Stephanie Lemelin

Catherine is the public relations officer of the Justice League. Whenever the public needs to know what's happening in the group, she's the person to go to.


  • The Face: Catherine's the PRO of the League. As such, she's responsible for making statements on behalf of the group.
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