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Clockwise from top: Tigress, Black Lightning, Superboy, Nightwing, Metamorpho*, Halo, Forager, Geo-Force, Katana*. Not pictured: Oracle, Sphere, Dr. Helga Jace. Asterisks (*) indicate not members.

Nightwing's Team, the group of heroes who undertake covert ops missions in the third season Young Justice: Outsiders. The initial roster was derived from members of the Team and League, then joined by various newcomers. The group would later disband, with part of the roster (re-)joining the Team while the others and other members of the Team reformed into a publicly known heroic organization, the Outsiders.

  • Adaptation Distillation:
    • One of the actual Outsiders team from the comics, this team features Black Lightning, Geo-Force and Halo, who were founding members in the comics, and is led by Nightwing, who led the '03 team. Additional members include Superboy, Tigress, Forager, Cyborg and Terra, who were never members in the comics.
    • Speaking of which, Terra infiltrating this team as The Mole brings to mind the Teen Titans.
  • Cast Herd: Though they come together a lot, the individual members are often grouped together off-mission.
    • Nightwing, Superboy and Tigress are most commonly seen with each other, as the former Team members and mentors of the group.
    • Geo-Force, Halo, and Forager are the newcomers, all three of them being new to superhero life, thus they stick closely together.
    • Black Lightning is most commonly seen with his Replacement Goldfish, Dr. Helga Jace. They're also the two oldest members of Nightwing's Team.
  • Family of Choice: In regards to the younger members (Brion, Halo, and Forager), they choose to stick together as they feel they would not fit in with The Team. That being said, by the time of "Influence", they are officially made members of The Team.
  • Five-Token Band: They're a pretty diverse group of agents. They each fill a different type of person, some ways mundane and other ways fantastic.
    • Nightwing is a White Male Lead.
    • Black Lightning is African-American.
    • Superboy is a white Half-Human Hybrid clone.
    • Tigress is biracial of white/Vietnamese descent.
    • Oracle is white and disabled.
    • Geo-Force, Terra and Dr. Helga Jace are Eastern Europeans, from Markovia, the former being a (exiled) prince.
    • Halo is a Quraci Muslim and very Ambiguously Human.
    • Forager is an alien, member of the Bug race from New Genesis.
    • Cyborg is also African-American, but also has cybernetics.
  • Good Counterpart: They're a network of independent cells receiving covert orders from a shadowy leader ( Batman) without most of them even knowing. That makes them sort of the Anti-Light, as Tim puts it.
  • History Repeats: The parallels between how The Team was formed and how Nightwing's Team were formed are lampshaded. The difference is that the League decided to overlook the whole "disobeying orders" thing, and the UN would almost certainly not.
  • Screw the Rules, I'm Doing What's Right!: The founding members were with the League or the Team, but resigned at the beginning of Season 3 since Luthor put U.N. sanctions on the League to keep them from doing their jobs. Geo-Force also willingly became a metahuman and joined to stop the trafficking prominent in his country.
  • Start My Own: Because the League can't act without UN approval, and neither can the Team, Nightwing's Team form as the less-legal alternative, made up of formed Team and League members with some additional recruits.
  • Superhero Speciation: Downplayed.
  • The Team:
  • The Team Normal: Nightwing and Tigress are the two non-powered members of Nightwing's Team. In "Away Mission", they even point it out that meta powers aren't required to be on a superhero team, nor are they a ticket to join, either.
  • Two Girls to a Team: Tigress and Halo are the only female agents, and the rest are male. Terra joining as a third female member is a Double Subversion, due to her being The Mole with no actual loyalty to them.



Nightwing / Robin (Dick Grayson)
Click here to see him as Robin 

Species: Human

Debut: Episode 01 ("Independence Day")

Voiced by: Jesse McCartney

"Why isn't anyone ever just whelmed?"

As Robin, Dick Grayson was the junior partner to Batman. Known colloquially as The Boy Wonder, he took the Caped Crusader's training very seriously. He is not only a skilled acrobat in his own right (a trait he came by before becoming Robin), but he is a skilled hacker, strategist, and escape artist. At 13 years of age, he was amazingly the most senior of the teen heroes of this 'verse. He is quick with the wisecracks, but serious underneath.

During the five-year gap between the first two seasons, he changes his superhero identity to Nightwing and becomes leader of the Team.

After leaving the Team, Nightwing founds and leads his own team.

  • 10-Minute Retirement: In the final episode of Season 2, he decides to quit the Team for some time after Wally's death. While he gets up to other superheroics afterwards, he doesn't formally rejoin until the end of the season 3 finale.
  • The Ace: The first season was his development and the second season as Nightwing shows it. Nightwing is just that damn good.
  • Adorably Precocious Child: Okay, he's technically a teenager, but the fangirls seem to think he's this.
  • Always Someone Better: Despite his initial reluctance, he never stops admitting that Aqualad is a better leader and hero than him even after Kaldur's (fake) defection.
  • Amicable Exes: With Zatanna, Rocket and apparently all his ex-girlfriends. Occasionally implied to still be Friends with Benefits with Zatanna as well.
    Zatanna: How is it again you're still friends with all your exes?
    Nightwing: That's my superpower.
  • Animal Motifs: Birds. The Robins carry "Birdarangs" instead of Batarangs and Nightwing has a bird emblem.
  • Animal-Themed Superbeing: Again, birds.
  • Anti-Hero: In Season 1, he has everything he needs to be one, but he doesn't like being that kind of person. Despite this, the next two seasons have him engaging in more questionable acts, often going behind the backs of his teammates, but he clearly dislikes doing so.
  • The Baby of the Bunch: This actually becomes a plot point. He's been a superhero since he was 9, has the most years of experience, and probably the most grueling mentor, so he was considered for The Leader of the team, but due to his relative youth (at age 13) and overall immaturity, the mantle passed to Aqualad (age 16 at the time). Appropriately this is one of the most impish and childlike interpretations of Dick Grayson since before Batman: The Animated Series. After the time skip he grows out of it and becomes The Leader proper as Nightwing.
  • Badass Adorable: Especially in the first season, where he's distinctly shorter, younger, and more childish than anyone else on the team.
  • Badass Bookworm: Besides being a world-class hacker and competent detective, he's a Mathletes champion in his civilian identity and has a notable fondness for playing around with the English language.
  • Badass in Charge: As of Season 2, Nightwing is the leader of the team. He cedes control pretty seamlessly back to Kaldur after the latter's return
  • Badass Normal: Out of all the young heroes in the first season, Robin has been on the job the longest with four years of hero experience. He is 13, making him the youngest of the group (discounting Conner/Superboy, who is only sixteen weeks old). Robin also holds up fine despite him and Artemis being the only ones without superpowers in Season 1, as proven in "Homefront".
  • Battle Couple: Zigzagged. He and Barbara were teammates in Invasion with the tie-in comics showing they were in a Friends with Benefits relationship, though Dick wanted it to be official. By Outsiders, they are an Official Couple and while the now handicapped Barbara can still kick ass, she's now more on the support side as Oracle.
  • Be Careful What You Wish For: At the start, all he wanted to be was the leader of the Team. He soon comes to realize the pressures of it aren't great.
  • Big Brother Instinct: Towards the entire team, but Tim Drake especially, looking at his actions in "Complications".
  • Big Brother Mentor: Acts as one for Artemis in 'Homefront'. Ironically, he's both younger and physically smaller than her. In Season 2, he has become one for the new Robin, Tim Drake.
  • Birds of a Feather: With Zatanna, as they both are fond of Buffy Speak.
  • A Birthday, Not a Break: The tie-in comic juxtaposes his fourteenth birthday (which goes fine — he has a huge party at his house where Barbara ends up making out with him) with his nineteenth birthday (which escalates from a couple of routine missions and an attempt to recruit Jaime to several high-profile heroes getting kidnapped and sent to the moon, an alien attempting to steal Metropolis, and what's possibly the beginnings of an alien invasion).
  • Brainy Brunette: He is one of the most intelligent characters on the team.note 
  • Break the Cutie: Suffers The Chains of Commanding after Aqualad's (temporary) sacrifice in "Failsafe". Turns out he really doesn't have it in him to pull off a Good Is Not Nice mindset... at least, not at 13 years of age. In season two, his big plan to uncover the Light demands a more pragmatic mindset, though he doesn't seem to enjoy it much.
  • Broken Ace: Gets hit with this is Season 2, when he suffers the emotional guilt of lying to his friends about Aqualad and Artemis. Some of it carries over into season 3, where he's clearly still feeling a lot of pain over Wally's death, and Will, Conner, and Bruce spend the season slowly beating into his head the fact that, despite his distaste for it, people already look to him as a leader and he needs to step up.
  • Brought to You by the Letter "S": Wears an "R" on his chest as Robin.
  • Buffy Speak: He seems to do it intentionally.
  • Catch Phrase: "Stay whelmed."
  • The Chains of Commanding: Explained in "Disordered" as to what he felt in "Failsafe", and then followed up on in "Image", where he is clearly reluctant to be leader. Followed up in season two when he is leading the team, and clearly feeling the weight of the decisions he's being forced to make. Once Kaldur's Reverse Mole thing ends, he tries to hand back leadership the second he's back in the Aqualad uniform.
  • Character Development:
    • Dick/Robin/Nightwing changed from a playful trickster who was afraid of becoming like Batman to someone who still didn't like that part of himself, but was grudgingly willing to channel his inner Batman if it meant getting the job done.
    • He lost a lot of his insufferable genius traits, acknowledging his limitations by Season 2.
  • The Charmer: Not only is he popular with ladies, he claims that remaining friends with his exes is his superpower.
  • The Chessmaster: In Season 2 he serves as the commander of the entire team and takes the lead on the Reverse Mole gambit against the Light, convincing Artemis to fake her own death and join Aqualad within Black Manta's organization.
  • Chick Magnet: Issue 20 of the tie-in comic implies he's hooked up with Zatanna, Bette Kane, Rocket and Batgirl at least.
  • Childhood Friend Romance: A complicated one with Batgirl. By his nineteenth birthday, Dick is open about wanting to be with her, but she says he's "a dog" and not ready for her yet, considering that over the course of the day he'd already had Bette Kane in his apartment, a long kiss with Zatanna, and a cheek kiss from Rocket. So they're both interested in each other and not opposed to public displays of affection, but they're not in an exclusive or serious relationship yet. This is furthered in Outsiders when Oracle is the only person at the start of the season that he has continuous contact with after Wally's death and they share multiple kisses in Away Mission when they meet in person.
  • Chivalrous Pervert: Not as bad as Wally, but he does have a history of a lot of girlfriends. It's occasionally implied he has a friends with benefits relationship with Zatanna, and it's his exact relationship with Batgirl.
  • Circus Brat: He grew up in a circus. It's where the acrobatic leaps and flips from his fighting style come from. Explored in "Performance".
  • Clark Kenting: He has three different 'looks:' With mask/sunglasses and loose hair (Robin/around Mt. Justice), with gelled hair and no mask/sunglasses (Dick Grayson/at school or around Bruce's associates), and no gel or mask/sunglasses, which is how he appears when he's at home with Bruce and Alfred.
  • Commitment Issues: In the comic, Batgirl/Barbara Gordon says he's not ready to be with her because he's a "dog". They are together a couple years later.
  • Composite Character: He's Dick Grayson with Dick's perky flirty personality and Tim Drake's cape (as Robin), weapon of choice and computer skills. He's also the founding Robin of the Young Justice team, a team Tim founded with Superboy and Impulse in the comics and which Dick was never a part of.
  • Cool Shades: An important part of the disguise.
  • Costume Evolution: His costume gets a total revamp since he changes his superhero identity.
  • Dark Is Not Evil: His "Nightwing" costume is mostly black and he's the Big Good for the team.
  • Deadpan Snarker: Robin may trump Kid Flash in this.
  • Determinator: Most people wouldn't attempt a complex acrobatic routine without a safety net. Or with the flu. Much less in the same night.note 
    Robin: But the show must go on.
  • A Dick in Name: There have been allusions to the ''other'' meaning of his name twice in the show.
    • When Beast Boy finds out his name
      Beast Boy: Your name is Tim? And yours is...Dick?
    • When he calls Will "Roy" on accident
      Will: Well, Richard... I mean, Dick.
  • Dissonant Laughter: Seems to be his trademark throughout Season 1. He weaponizes it in "Bereft."
  • Dual Wielding: Sometimes uses arnis/eskrima sticks (served as Foreshadowing in Season 1, since Dick is better known for using these as Nightwing than as Robin).
  • Endearingly Dorky: Zatanna finds his dorkiness in the first season very cute.
  • Expressive Mask: A more subtle version of the trope.
  • Friendship Moment:
    • Kid Flash didn't hesitate at all to dive and save Robin when he saw he was being pulled back into the mothership's core in "Failsafe". See It Has Been an Honor below.
    • Had one with Artemis in "Homefront".
  • Friends with Benefits:
  • The Gadfly: Loves messing with people in Season 1, though by Season 2 he's become considerably more mature.
    Robin: [popping out of nowhere] Artemis?
    Artemis: [gasps] (startled) Robin! I, uh-
    Robin: How random that you're in Gotham City! Instead of Star City, where your uncle Green Arrow lives?
    Artemis: (nervously) I'm, um, here... to see my cousin! She... was in the state spelling bee. Here, in Gotham. City.
    Robin: C-O-O-L. Did she W-I-N?
    Artemis: (annoyed) N-O.
    Robin: (grinning) D-R-A-G.
  • Good Is Not Dumb: Robin is usually snarky and fairly goofy, he can be a Batman style ruthless tactician. He doesn't like it very much, though.
  • Guile Hero: Nightwing knows that the Light are led by at least one Manipulative Bastard so he and Kaldur use Aqualad's Freudian Excuse as an opening to get an eye inside the villain's organization. Outsiders sees him taking part in the "anti-Light" conspiracy, which involves the leaders of the various heroic teams secretly coordinating with each other.
  • Grappling-Hook Pistol: One of the many contents of his utility belt.
  • Green-Eyed Monster: A mild case in "Downtime" where Robin was jealous that Batman gave a private lecture to Aqualad.
  • Happily Adopted: He lost his biological family, the rest of the famous Flying Graysons, at the age of nine. He was then taken in by Batman and trained in the crimefighting arts.
  • Heroes Want Redheads: His current love interest Batgirl.
  • Heterosexual Life-Partners: With Kid Flash — They have noted to be one another's best friends and have had moments that show how close they are as followed: Wally calling out Dick for whatever morally grey action he's done and Dick listening, Robin trusting Kid Flash to the point of revealing his identity (something that Batman told him not to do, and Dick taking a leave of absence following Wally's Heroic Sacrifice.
  • Hidden Depths: In most of Season 1, he acts like a normal 13 year old boy who doesn't think twice about hacking into restricted networks or using his own laugh as a countdown on explosive batarangs. Then "Failsafe" and "Disordered" occur, in which he shows remarkable eloquence and self-awareness.
  • Hollywood Hacking: He's easily capable of hacking into any system he wants to — including that of the Justice League — in a matter of seconds, which is true to his comicbook counterpart.
  • The Hyena: He admits it himself. As Greg Weisman explains it, he imagines that Batman taught Robin the Stealth Hi/Bye, and then Robin was just so tickled by the idea of screwing with people like that that he couldn't stop laughing.
  • I Got Bigger: In Season 1, he was the shortest and scrawniest member of the Team. By Season 2, he is more muscular and is the same height as Aqualad (who was arguably the tallest member pre-timeskip).
  • Insufferable Genius: At times in the first season. Post Time Skip, he's both much more serious in his role as The Smart Guy and more conscious of his limitations.
  • I Shall Taunt You: He's very fond of dropping wisecracks on his opponents during combat.
    Kobra: I am plagued by mosquitoes.
    Robin: Good! 'Cuz this mosquito's mighty concerted over your pain!
  • It Has Been an Honor: The brief nod between him and Kid Flash in "Failsafe" really says it all.
  • It's Personal: The mission in "Performance", as it concerned the man who had run the circus he worked in when he was young.
  • Lady Killer In Love: Dick becomes a player or "dog" (in Wally's words). However, he admits to Barbara that he likes her and wants an actual relationship, but because of the "lady-killer" part Barbara won't. They appear to have gotten past this as they are dating in season 3.
  • The Lancer: He has a lot of leadership qualities but is not quite there yet. Probably has something to do with him being only 13. He takes this role by default since the rest of the team are grooming him to be the leader. It's partly a lack of maturity that prevents him from being the leader, but also his inexperience with being on this type of team. Batman and Robin's methodology was based around an efficient two man team with relatively standardized training, which doesn't translate well to an ad-hoc Ragtag Bunch of Misfits, so it's his lack of cohesion with a very different type of team that is the problem. Post-time-skip and upgrade to Nightwing, he's matured and is in charge of the team.
  • The Leader: Type Mastermind as a counterpart to Aqualad's type Levelheaded. Based on what's been shown of Nightwing, he overlaps all types at once. Compare Captain America or his comic book incarnation.
  • Leeroy Jenkins: An inversion, since he always has a plan. The problem is that The Plan (seems) too obvious for Dick to explain it to anybody and the team isn't trained enough to follow it anyway. It's noted that this works with Batman, since they know each other well, but not with other heroes.
  • Likes Older Women: Two of his three known hookups, Rocket and Bette Kane, are at least a year older than him. Word of God is that Zatanna is only a few months older (Dick had his 14th birthday between "Agendas" and "Insecurity"), and that current love interest Batgirl is around a year younger.
  • Love at First Sight: Is instantly smitten upon meeting Zatanna. She seems to return the affection early on.
  • The Magnificent: So far, he's the only hero to get his traditional epithet ("Robin, the Boy Wonder") used in-series: Mr. Freeze, Poison Ivy, The Joker, Wally, Zatanna, and Artemis have all used it somehow, whether seriously or mockingly.
  • McNinja: The team lampshades it frequently.
    Kid Flash: I forgot how much I hate it when he does the ninja thing.
  • Meaningful Name: "Dick" is old slang for "detective." Meanwhile, his last name is Grayson, and 'gray' is an apt description of his moral alignment in season 2.
  • Meaningful Rename: Changes his identity from Robin to Nightwing in the five year Time Skip.
  • Mission Control: Notably in Season 2, the plot has kept Nightwing out of physical fighting more times than not, even when he is nearby, unless the threat attacks him directly. Not that it makes him any less Badass, he is still a very competent leader and organizes the team quite well for whatever mission they are dealing with at the time.
  • Mind Rape: He is captured and subdued with Black Lightning while attempting to infiltrate Granny Goodness's home. After "disciplining" them for 24 hours she is successful in subjugating him using the Ghost Dimension's X-Pits, breaking his mind and spirit, turning him into nothing more than a docile puppet for her to use against the League. Most concerning however is that while Black Lightning was also subjected to the same brainwashing, after being treated by Halo he is able to walk off the effects almost instantly, Nightwing instead is rendered unconscious and suffering in agony. It takes several more episodes for him to fully get over the physical effects.
  • Mr. Fanservice: Apparently Dick is this no matter what the media. The timeskip was a relief to a lot of fangirls because at least their perving on Dick Grayson is now legal.
    • In season 3. There is a brief but rather pleasant image of his ass in sweatpants before being hit by a towel.
  • My Parents Are Dead: They died in a circus "accident" when he was nine.
  • Nerves of Steel: On display in "Homefront" and "Failsafe".
  • Nice Guy: Less so than his comics counterpart, but he still has some of this.
  • The Nicknamer: Usually involving initials: Kid Flash is K.F., Miss Martian is Miss M., etc.
  • Offscreen Teleportation: Part of the McNinja gig.
  • Omniglot: Kind of. He's not a direct offender a la Superboy, but he can at least get by in French, Spanish, Italian, German, Japanese and Mandarin.
  • Opaque Lenses: Compare Robin's sunglasses to the ones Roy wore in "Targets." Rob's are completely black, while you can actually discern Roy's eye color through his.
  • Pint Sized Power House: In Season 1, he was the shortest of the team but no less capable of kicking other people's butts.
  • Playful Hacker: He's well-versed in hacking and often does it for fun. To drive home the playfulness, his hacking is depicted by a red doodle of himself turning green once he's cracked something.
  • Properly Paranoid: He always makes sure a story checks out, to the best of his ability. He didn't even take Blue Beetle at his word when the entire team went missing, and as such discovered that Blue was actually responsible
  • Rage Against the Mentor: Averted. Him becoming Nightwing is not because he's angry with Bruce like in most other incarnations of the character, but because he's grown up.
  • Really Gets Around: In the words of Wally West, "You dog!"
  • Reasonable Authority Figure: With the newer members of the team.
  • Relationship Upgrade: After getting a little bit of Ship Tease throughout the first two seasons, Dick and Barbara have gotten together during the two-year timeskip and are now an Official Couple.
  • Rousing Speech: As seen in "Failsafe", he's pretty good at making one, very much like his comics counterpart.
  • Running Gag: He has a thing for backformations, bordering on Verbal Tic levels.
  • Secret Secret-Keeper: Unbeknownst to Artemis, Robin already knows who her father is and despite so, he fully trusts her. This does not, however, keep him from trolling the hell out of her when she starts attending his school.
  • Shorter Means Smarter: He's the shortest of the lot, yet he just barely edges Wally (whose scientific knowledge may border on Super Intelligence and who's shown to be quite the lateral thinker) out in overall intelligence, according to his stats/database page. As Nightwing, the "short" part no longer applies.
  • Shipper on Deck: He immediately notices Conner and M'gann's mutual attraction from the moment they met.
  • Simple Staff: Occasionally pulls out escrima sticks.
  • The Smart Guy: He's more tech geek, while Wally's pure science.
  • The Spock: In the episode "Failsafe", he intentionally sends Superboy on a mission he likely won't survive to buy the team time to destroy an invading mothership. Later on, both he and Kid Flash intentionally stay behind to buy Miss Martian time and wind up "dying" themselves. Subverted as of "Disordered" when it's revealed he wasn't happy about his choice.
  • Spy Catsuit: As Nightwing, his outfit seems to be a simple padded jumpsuit, more practical than elaborate. Even the emblem is just a chest insignia when most other versions have it encompass his shoulders and upper back, usually etched against some molded body armor in his costume.
  • Stealth Hi/Bye: He learned from the best.
  • The Strategist: Probably the best strategist on the team. The Aesop of "Dropzone" was that the best strategist doesn't always make the best leader.
  • Taking Up the Mantle: Apparently his dream—before the events of "Failsafe", which made him realize that he can't be the kind of stoic, unemotional leader that Batman is.
  • Tall, Dark, and Handsome: Season 2. Hell yes.
  • Team Dad: By season two, he's taken up this role where Batman left off towards the third generation heroes.
  • Token Mini-Moe: In the first season, he was the youngest and shortest member of the team. In fact, his young age was largely the reason why Aqualad became The Leader instead of him.
  • Try Not to Die: After appointing Tim leader of Gamma squad, he tells him "Just don't die, okay? And no unnecessary risks to the squad."
  • Vitriolic Best Buds: Constantly bickering with his best friend Wally.
  • Wake Up, Go to School, Save the World: Apparently attends Gotham Academy in his spare time.
  • "Well Done, Son!" Guy: Downplayed. While he wants Batman's acknowledgment, he doesn't want to be the next Batman since, while "Failsafe" proves that he's perfectly capable of being the kind of ruthless tactician Batman is, he hated every minute of it. Ironically this is what earns him Batman's respect more than anything else. He doesn't want Dick to end up like that either.
  • Would Hit a Girl: Has no problem fighting female villains, such as when he punches Shimmer so hard that she slams back into a cliffside in "Usual Suspects". He also had a short but brutal fight with Tigress, though as she's Artemis in disguise they were likely holding back.
  • You Shall Not Pass!: How he and Kid Flash go out in "Failsafe"

    Black Lightning 

Designation: G01

Date Joined: Post-November 1, 2011

Status: Inactive

Current Affiliation: Justice League


Status: Inactive

Current Affiliation: Outsiders



Status: Inactive

Current Affiliation: The Team


Designation: G02

Status: Inactive

Current Affiliation: None


Designation: G03

Status: Inactive

Current Affiliation: The Team


Status: Inactive

Current Affiliation: The Team


Cyborg (Victor Stone)

Current Affiliation: Outsiders

Species: Cybernetically-enhanced human

Debut: Episode 56 ("Exceptional Human Beings")

Voiced by: Zeno Robinson

A wide receiver for the Henry Heywood High School football team and the son of Dr. Silas Stone. After an accident, he was given cybernetics by his father to save his life.

  • Academic Athlete: Victor is both a star football player and has a 4.0 GPA in all his classes, which his own workaholic father isn't even aware of.
  • Adaptational Attractiveness: Mind you, he was never bad-looking, but his appearance as Cyborg is much more flesh-and-blood than the character is often portrayed. His only visible cybernetics are on his neck, left arm and the left side of his torso and face, though it's unclear if any other parts of him beneath the skin were converted as well. This changes in later episodes, as his Father Box begins to convert more of his body.
  • Adaptation Origin Connection:
    • Downplayed. Victor attends Henry Heywood High School. In the comics, Henry Heywood is the name of the first and second Commander Steel, and their origin story is that they were given mechanized steel implants after they were badly injured. Sound familiar?
    • He's classmates with Cisco Ramon, who would become known as Vibe in the comics.
  • Adaptational Jerkass: While Cyborg is still a good guy, he's not always in control of himself; whenever the Father Box takes control, he becomes violently berserk to his own family and friends.
  • Big Damn Heroes: On at least two different occasions, he boom-tubes into Granny Goodness's headquarters and winds up turning the tide into the heroes' favor.
  • Body Horror: We get to see his wounded state right after the accident that made him Cyborg. It wasn't pretty at all.
  • Divine Parentage: A non-biological version and less creepy than the Bed Trick most gods pull on hapless mortal or the worse reason. Victor was given new life by a fatherbox and is a hybrid of human and living Mobius technology. Father Boxes are alive and their creator, Metron, considers them his "children". Victor has god-tech inside of him and Metron considers Victor a "grandson" as one of his "parents" was a Father Box.
  • Casting Gag: Notably, while Khary Payton voices a lot of black men in the show, Cyborg, his Star-Making Role, isn't one of them. To rub in the salt, he voices Cyborg's father and Robotman (who was the analogue to Cyborg in the Doom Patrol Go! gag). Going even further, one of Victor's classmates on the football team is also voiced by Payton, who actually has a resemblance to Cyborg from the show (minus the cybernetics), and uses his signature bombastic Cyborg voice right up to yelling "Booyah!" as if to hang a further lampshade on this.
  • Cyborg: Though in this version, Cyborg's machine half is made out of Father Box technology from Apokolips.
  • Demonic Possession: He occasionally gets possessed by the Father Box AI lurking inside his cybernetics, temporarily turning him evil until Halo returns him to his senses (in a manner very reminiscent of an exorcism ritual). This side is completely purged once he connects with Metron's Mobius Chair.
  • Early-Bird Cameo: He was namedropped in "Evolution" in a news report, before appearing a couple of episodes later in "Another Freak".
  • Empowered Badass Normal: He was a skilled though ordinary high school athlete, until a freak laboratory accident/experiment transformed him into a powerful cyborg.
  • Fighting from the Inside: Victor manages to suppress Father Box for a bit when he corners Violet. It doesn't work for long, but gives her enough time to figure out how to temporarily purge it from his systems.
  • Foil:
    • To Halo — They're both humans fused with New Gods tech to revive them. However, the Father Box deliberately built itself into Victor and suppressed his humanity in classic Jekyll & Hyde style, while Mother Box binding to Gabrielle was an accident and after Gabrielle was dead, leaving the Mother Box as the sole personality.
    • To Blue Beetle — Both are human teenagers who unwillingly bonded to sentient alien devices that give them special abilities and try to turn them evil. Jaime is able to revert between his armored form and civilian form at will, while Vic has the issue of a permanent cyborg appearance as a result of injury. Unlike Jaime with the scarab, Vic was able to resist the control of the Fatherbox. Also Jaime is ecstatic about being a hero while Vic wants a normal life.
  • Genius Bruiser: Just as he's usually portrayed, Cyborg excels in both brains and brawn.
  • Hand Blast: He has a small energy blaster that deploys from his palm, and it packs quite the punch. This later gets upgraded to a full-on Arm Cannon.
  • Heroic Willpower: Perhaps the first person in series to successfully resist mind control, delaying Fatherbox to buy Violet time to escape.
  • How Do I Shot Web?: Many of his powers are revealed as he discovers them, like being able to network to any computer system instantly, displaying holograms from his hands, and sensing Apokolips tech.
    Wonder Girl: Okay, since when can you do that?
    Vic: First time. Doing a lot of stuff for the first time these days.
  • I Am a Monster: He views himself as a freak after being turned into a cyborg, though eventually he comes to accept this.
  • I Just Want to Be Normal: His transformation was neither wanted nor convenient. All Victor wants is to find a way to safely remove his prosthetics and return to his old life.
  • Red Eyes, Take Warning: Inverted. Red eye and circuitry means that it's Vic in control, while purple is used to indicate Fatherbox.
  • Spanner in the Works: Is ultimately the one who frees Violet from Granny's control, which majorly derails Apokolips plans.
  • "Well Done, Son!" Guy: Victor has a lot of daddy issues, feeling that his father doesn't care about him as much as he does his job.
    • Ironically, the other paternal figure Victor has, Metron(who sees Victor as a grandson for him being a creation of a father box which Metron considers one of his children), has actually voiced approval and pride in how victor has developed. Victor gets no encouragement from the father figure he wants it from but gets the respect of a god from the paternal figure he never knew he had.
  • When You Coming Home, Dad?: Victor feels that his workaholic father doesn't pay enough attention to him. Of course, his dad never comes to his football games and didn't even know about his 4.0 GPA, so he has legitimate frustrations.
  • You Wouldn't Like Me When I'm Angry: Due his cybernetics being derived from a Father Box, when he gets mad, he turns murderous, much to his horror.


Status: Inactive

Current Affiliation: Outsiders



Oracle / Batgirl (Barbara Gordon)
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Species: Human

Debut: Episode 12 ("Homefront")

Voiced by: Alyson Stoner (Series), Danica McKellar (Legacy)

Barbara Gordon is the daughter of Gotham City Police Commissioner James Gordon. She's also Dick Grayson's oldest friend. Returns in Outsiders as Oracle.

  • The Ace: Nightwing appears to trust her judgment and take orders from her without question, despite her technically being his subordinate. Lampshaded by Dick in the tie-in comic:
    Dick (to Bette, after Barbara and Artemis beat them at table soccer): She's like, ridiculously good at everything.
  • Animal-Themed Superbeing: Bats.
  • Ascended Extra: Made short appearances in season one's "Homefront", "Failsafe", and "Misplaced" before fully being introduced as Batgirl in season two.
  • Badass in Distress: In "Beneath," she's knocked unconscious and placed in a stasis cell by Queen Bee's goons, but the other girls break her out of it. In "War," she is kidnapped by the Reach and kept in the War World
  • Badass Normal: No superpowers, but very proficient in martial arts. Since she isn't brainwashed when she tries on a pair of Goode goggles, it can also be inferred that she tests negative for the meta-gene, meaning she has no dormant powers either.
  • Battle Couple: Zigzagged. She and Dick were teammates in Invasion with the tie-in comics showing they were in a Friends with Benefits relationship, though Dick wanted it to be official. By Outsiders, they are an Official Couple and while the now handicapped Barbara can still kick ass, she's now more on the support side as Oracle.
  • Big Sister Instinct: A blink-and-you'll-miss-it moment, but when Blue Beetle turns against the Team, she pushes Tim out of the way of the incoming blast.
  • Big Sister Mentor: Is listed as one of Tim's mentors, along with Nightwing and Batman. Word of God also says she acts as one for Cassie.
  • Childhood Friend Romance: With Nightwing, but it's complicated. She confessed to Dick on his fourteenth birthday party, but we know from earlier in the story that he's had relationships with at least Zatanna and Rocket since then. By Dick's nineteenth birthday, Dick is open about wanting to be with her, but she says he's "a dog" and not ready for her yet, considering that over the course of the day he'd already had Bette Kane in his apartment, a long kiss with Zatanna, and a cheek kiss from Rocket. So they're both interested in each other and not opposed to public displays of affection, but they're not in an exclusive or serious relationship yet. This is furthered as Dick seems one of the few aware that she's Oracle and they've shared multiple kisses in Away Mission when he visited her.
  • Childhood Friends: With Nightwing. She's his oldest friend.
  • Dark Is Not Evil: Batgirl's outfit is black, but she's a heroine.
  • Disabled Love Interest: By Outsiders, Barbara is paralyzed from the waist down and is Nightwing's girlfriend.
  • Distaff Counterpart: To Nightwing.
  • Fiery Redhead: Inverted. Batgirl has red hair but is one of the most rational, calm, mature members of the Team.
  • Friends with Benefits: Is this with Nightwing as of issue #25 of the tie-in comic
  • The Gadfly: Towards Nightwing, in a playful manner.
    Nightwing: But Bialya’s dictator Queen Bee is another story. Her ability to control the minds of men is why alpha is an all-female squad for this mission.
    Barbara: Oh really? And would you have felt the need to justify an all-male squad for a given mission?
    Nightwing: (coughs nervously) Um…the-there's no right answer for that, uh is there? So…Nightwing out! (shuts off computer)
    Barbara: (smirking) Queen Bee isn’t the only woman who can mess with a man’s mind.
  • Green-Eyed Monster: Appeared to be jealous in Homefront when seeing Dick take a picture with Artemis.
  • Handicapped Badass: She wouldn't be Oracle otherwise; Wheelchair-bound, and Barbara can still flip Dick when he sneaks up on her.
  • Irony: In "Beneath", Batgirl is needed to pilot the plane out of Bialya and rescue the trafficked metahumans, because in the company of Miss Martian, Bumblebee and Wonder Girl, she's the only one who can fly that vehicle. Bumblebee also points out how funny that is, seeing as how she's the only one of the four who doesn't have the power to fly.
  • The Leader: Clear-headed and rational, with enough regard for her teammates to qualify her as this trope. When Nightwing leaves at the end of Season 2, he tasks her with helping Aqualad lead the team in his stead.
  • Little Miss Snarker: And the main recipient of her snark is Nightwing.
  • McNinja: Like Nightwing, as all of her agile flips and stealthy attacks indicate.
  • Mission Control: Guides Nightwing's Team and Batman Incorporated as Oracle.
  • Noodle Incident: She's been paralyzed between seasons, and has taken the identity of Oracle. The details are unknown, and she keeps herself a secret from the others besides Dick. Though Paula in Illusion Of Control implies it had to do with hero work.
  • Number Two: To Kaldur at the end of Season 2.

    Dr. Helga Jace 

Status: Inactive

Current Affiliation: Outsiders


Status: Inactive

Current Affiliation: The Team


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