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Introduced in Season 1

    Dr. Serling Roquette 

Dr. Serling Roquette

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Species: Human

Voiced by: Tara Strong

Dr. Serling Roquette is the brilliant young scientist who invented the Fog.


  • Adaptational Job Change: In the comics she was a geneticist who came to work for Cadmus when the government cleared out the previous project personnel leaving her as the de-facto head geneticist while waiting for someone else to be hired in that position due to her young age and lack of experience. Here she works for a university instead and is no longer a geneticist instead being a nano-robotics inventor.
  • Adaptation Relationship Overhaul: In the comics she was a close friend of Kon-El/Conner Kent's who had a huge crush on him while the show her leaves her without any relationship with the show's version of Conner. She also loses her comic book ties to Project Cadmus and Dubbilex.
  • Age Lift: She was just 16 when hired as a Cadmus geneticist in Superboy (1994) while she's a bit older here, with a focus in a different arena of the sciences.
  • Can't Kill You, Still Need You: Cheshire spares her citing this reason.
  • Complaining About Rescues They Don't Like: Snarks about being rescued by one person (Red Arrow).
    "You couldn't bring backup? What, were there budget cuts?"
    • Also complains about the Team being sent to protect her instead of the Justice League.
  • Deadpan Snarker: While being protected by the Team, she laments having to listen to a bunch of teenagers argue with each other.

    Madame Xanadu 

Madame Xanadu

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Species: Human

Voiced by: Cree Summer

Madame Xanadu is an alleged psychic in New Orleans.


  • Phony Psychic: Rather unlike her comics counterpart, she uses various props to scam people, though it's stated she has "the perfect aura" for the job.
    • Word of God has hinted there's more to her than that brief cameo; maybe she'll actually turn out to be a phony phony psychic? Her age was a spoiler request (for those unaware, in the comics, she was around since Arthurian times.)
  • What Happened to the Mouse?: When Madame Xanadu witnessed Abra Kadabra kidnap Kent Nelson and perform apparently real magic in order to make them disappear into thin air, she ran away screaming. What became of her later on remains a mystery.

    Alfred Pennyworth 

Alfred Pennyworth

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Species: Human

Voiced by: Jeff Bennett

Alfred Pennyworth is Bruce Wayne's loyal butler who assists his employer in his duties, both as Bruce Wayne and as the Batman. He had previously worked for Bruce's parents, Thomas and Martha Wayne, until their deaths.


  • Mission Control: Runs the Batcave computer when Batman and Robin are out, and has a video feed to what they're seeing.
  • Parental Substitute: Suprisingly enough, this series averts the parental relationship between him and Bruce. Word of God states that he deliberately remained emotionally distant from Bruce in his youth because he felt it was inappropriate for a butler to act as a father to his "master". He regrets that and has since become closer to both Dick and Bruce.
  • Secret Keeper: Like everyone of his incarnation, he knows the identity of Batman and his sidekicks.
  • Servile Snarker: Not as well displayed as usual, but when Dick and Bruce are reacting to Ra's al Ghul falling to his death, he rather dryly points out that it won't be for long.

    Iris West-Allen 

Iris West-Allen

Species: Human

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Voiced by: Nicole Dubuc

Iris West-Allen is the wife of Barry Allen, and the aunt of Wally West. She works as a reporter for GBS.


  • Berserk Button: Not quite "berserk", but she really doesn't like Bart calling her toddler son "Dad," or calling her "Grandma." Mostly because, due to the time travel situation regarding Bart, she finds it extremely weird and uncomfortable.
  • Cool Aunt: Case in point — On Wally's 16th birthday, Iris congratulated her nephew on his birthday on GBS, before reporting on school closures due to the heavy winter weather.
  • Dark-Skinned Redhead: This Iris has olive skin with her comic counterpart's red hair.
  • Deadline News: In "Failsafe". Luckily it wasn't real.
  • Happily Married: To Barry Allen, the second Flash.
  • Interspecies Romance: Her (a human) and Flash II (a metahuman).
  • Little "No": In "Failsafe", when Flash is killed in the training exercise.
  • Longing Look: To Barry (as Flash) right before the above. It's all they can do live on air.
  • Nice Girl: Iris shows to be an all around decent woman.
  • Significant Green-Eyed Redhead: Like her other incarnations; to indicate her as the Flash's wife and Kid Flash's aunt.
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    Paula Crock 

Paula Crock née Nguyen (formerly Huntress)

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Species: Human

Voiced by: Kelly Hu

Paula Crock, née Nguyen, is the wheelchair-bound mother of Artemis and Cheshire, estranged wife of Sportsmaster, and formerly known as the criminal Huntress.


  • Action Mom: In her early days, Paula was a career villain. Then, she got injured and gave up the "life".
  • Adaptational Heroism: In the comics, Paula Crock (nee Brooks) was more sympathetic earlier in life (even original being an Anti-Hero) but eventually went full-blown supervillain after she Came Back Wrong. In the show, Paula was a criminal before her reformation, and she's gone completely straight (also, it's suggested she didn't go as far as her comics' counterpart, or at least for more sympathetic reasons).
  • Adaptation Name Change: Her maiden name goes from Brooks to Nguyen.
  • Battle Couple: In the past, she was an assassin pair with her now-estranged husband Sportsmaster.
  • Beware the Nice Ones: She's a reformed criminal and who's now paralyzed from the waist down, but she's not harmless. When she's angry she can be absolutely vicious.
  • Broken Bird: Becoming handicapped because of villainous career? Check. Being sent away for eight years because of those said crimes, and missing out on her children growing up? Check. Her eldest daughter runs away from home and the other is in the hands of your emotionally abusive husband? Check. Paula has been put through the wringer.
  • Career-Ending Injury: During a mission in her Huntress days, Paula got injured and it resulted in her paraplegia as well as a six-year jail sentence. For bonus points, she's unemployed now - she lives off a disability support pension.
  • Composite Character: Of the comics' Paula Crock (nee Brooks) and Jade Nguyen's (unnamed) Vietnamese mother - done to give Jade/Cheshire a family connection to the three established characters.
  • Curtains Match the Windows: Black hair and black eyes.
  • Dark Action Girl: In the past, she was a criminal assassin under the name "Huntress".
  • Dark and Troubled Past: A former criminal who took the fall for her partner, lost the use of her legs, and had a daughter run away from home while she was in jail. And now her remaining daughter has apparently died in the line of duty. On top of that, Kid Flash, who she's admitted is the only one who's keeping her together, is withholding the truth from her.
  • Disabled in the Adaptation: Her comic counterpart was never paralyzed, but she is wheelchair-bound in this adaptation.
  • Doting Grandparent: Implied. When Jade thanks Paula for babysitting Lian in "Complications", Paula responds with "My pleasure" before advising Jade to cherish as much time as he has with her daughter. The third season shows her spending more time with Lian, even singing along with her as they recite the nursery rhyme Artemis made up back in the first season.
  • Doting Parent: To Artemis — Paula does everything within her power to make sure her daughter gets the life she regrets not choosing.
  • Education Mama:
    • Justified. Paula wanted Artemis to go to a private school in order to better her life...something she never did.
    • By the third season she's still this trope. During Thanksgiving dinner at the Harper household, Paula talks about how proud she is that Artemis is working on her doctorate to become a college professor... and then becomes seething with anger when Helga Jace mentions Artemis is now active as Tigress again.
  • Evil Parents Want Good Kids: Downplayed, as it's more of "former evil parents". All in all, Paula would rather Artemis take up being a hero (at the very least) than take up "the family business".
  • Good Parents: She is a genuinely loving mother and a far better parent than her estranged husband, even considering her past; she was also determined that Artemis would have the opportunities she never did. Her daughter's teammates all think she's pretty cool, too, despite their less-than-stellar opinion of Jade and Lawrence.
  • Heel–Face Turn: According to the tie-in comic, she's given up 'the life'. Further emphasized by her having been in jail. In "Insecurity", it was revealed she once held the alias of Huntress.
  • Huge Guy, Tiny Girl: Formerly, she was the Tiny Girl to Sportsmaster's Huge Guy.
  • Locked Out of the Loop: No one told her about Artemis becoming Tigress again in the third season, and she's very mad when Helga accidentally mentions it (thinking Paula already knew).
  • Missing Mom: To Jade and Artemis, as she spent the next six years in jail for her crimes.
  • Morality Chain: Downplayed to Jade; while it's implied her eldest daughter always hated her father for his abuse, it was Paula's imprisonment that was the deciding factor for her to run away from home, thus entering into a life of crime. Despite that, Jade is not a heartless criminal, as she has love for Paula, Artemis, Roy, and Lian.
  • Multi-Ethnic Name: Her given name was American and her maiden name was Vietnamese.
  • Nice Girl: She's a caring and loving person.
  • Older Than She Looks: She's 48 (53 after the timeskip), but could pass for someone in their mid-thirties.
  • Race Lift: From white to Vietnamese.
  • Reformed Criminal: Turned in her villainous ways to become a better parent to the one of her two children who was still around.
  • Retired Badass: She was once a famous villain. Now, she's just a doting, stay-at-home mom.
  • Shipper on Deck: In season 3, she notices Artemis' attraction for Will and advises her to be with him.
  • Unholy Matrimony: In the past, she was an assassin with her now-estranged husband Sportsmaster.
  • Villainous Cheekbones: Zigzagged. She has high cheekbones and was the villainous Huntress before her accident that resulted in her paraplegia, made her decided to give up crime.

    Lucas "Snapper" Carr 

Lucas "Snapper" Carr

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Species: Human

Voiced by: Greg Weisman

Lucas "Snapper" Carr is a teacher at Happy Harbor High School. In his youth, he was familiar with Mount Justice and the Justice League.

By the time of Outsiders, he's the new principal of HHHS.


  • The Bus Came Back: Shows up a few times in Season 1, and his relationship with the League is strictly All in the Manual. Pops in for a crucial role in the Season 2 finale. By Season 3 he's a frequent visitor to Connor and M'gann's house for the Outsiders' training.
  • Cool Teacher: Becomes this, years later; Carr became a civics teacher at Happy Harbor High School. By Season 3, he's now Putting the "Pal" in Principal.
  • Creator Cameo: Greg Weisman voices him and is one the two co-directors of the series.
  • In-Series Nickname: Nicknamed "Snapper" for his habit of snapping his fingers.
  • Mission Control: Takes this role in the series finale, since literally every other hero is busy.
  • Nice Job Guiding Us, Hero: Was tricked by the Joker into leading him directly to Justice League headquarters. The mountain hideout at Happy Harbor was abandoned as a result.
  • Tagalong Kid: To the Justice League back in the day.
  • Unwitting Pawn: His carelessness led to the discovery of the Cave by the Joker in 2006.

    Amanda Waller 

Amanda Waller

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Species: Human

Voiced by: Sheryl Lee Ralph

Amanda Waller is the former warden of Belle Reve Penitentiary.


  • Black Boss Lady: African-American and the warden of Belle Reve.
  • The Bus Came Back: After being absent since Terrors in Season 1, when she was replaced as warden of Bell Reve, she returns in the second half of Outsiders.
  • Deadpan Snarker: The (super-powered) inmates take over her prison and throw her into a cell, and she just does not give a crap.
    Icicle Sr.: (holding Waller by her tie) Tell me how you did this, or I swear you won't thaw for a millennium!
    Waller: At which point you will still be in Belle Reve.
  • Determinator: Stubborn to a fault.
  • Good Is Not Nice: Amanda is tough, intimidating, stubborn, and harsh, traits required for a job as intense as warden of Belle Reve.
  • Horrible Judge of Character: She's as hardcore as any of her other incarnations, but makes one fatal mistake - assuming Hugo Strange is a harmless armchair psychologist.
  • Iron Lady: If she wasn't, she wouldn't be Waller.
    "I am not your mother, your maiden aunt, or your friend. I am your warden, and you are my prisoners."

    Queen Perdita of Vlatava 

Queen Perdita of Vlatava

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Species: Human

Voiced by: Ariel Winter (Season 1), Hynden Walch (Outsiders)

The young queen of Vlatava.


  • Adaptation Dye-Job: She was brunette in DC Showcase: Green Arrow. Her Young Justice incarnation is blonde.
  • The Bus Came Back: She returns in Outsiders as Beast Boy's girlfriend.
  • Canon Immigrant: Her only prior appearance was in DC Showcase: Green Arrow, where Ariel Winter also voiced her.
  • A Child Shall Lead Them: Queen of Vlatava at age ten.
  • Damsel out of Distress: When Psimon kidnaps her, she quickly turns the tables on the psychic and defeats him before the Team even arrives.
  • Expy: Of Terra Markov. Perdita herself is the princess of a fictional Slavic country, who physically resembles Terra and not only, but has a romantic relationship with Beastboy that her inspiration had in the comic books.
  • Ill Girl: She fulfills this role in "Coldhearted". The entire episode revolves around Kid Flash trying to deliver a donor heart to her for a transplant.
  • Interspecies Romance: She (a human) is currently in a relationship with Beast Boy, who's a metahuman.
  • Nerves of Steel: Carried over from the Green Arrow short, Perdita is never anything short of collected and poised, even when facing down a man who has tried to kill her. (Twice, if you figure that, as Weisman intended, the events of the short happened in this continuity!)
    • When she gets kidnapped and telepathically tortured by Psimon, she doesn’t hesitate to attack the psychic the moment he lets his guard down.
  • Offscreen Romance: She started dating Beast Boy at some point between Invasion and Outsiders.
  • Princesses Rule: Averted. She is called Queen.
  • Royals Who Actually Do Something: The first thing she does after life-threatening heart surgery is tell her supervillain uncle she's revoking his title and diplomatic immunity. That is one tough kid.
  • Uptown Girl: Perdita is the current ruling monarch of Vlatava who's in a relationship with Garfield Logan (Beast Boy), who's an up-coming actor.

    Marie Logan 

Marie Logan

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Species: Human

Voiced by: Danica McKellar

Garfield Logan's mother and former star of the short-lived sitcom Hello, Megan! During the Time Skip between seasons 1 and 2, she was murdered by Queen Bee.


  • All There in the Manual: Her death was depicted in the show's companion comic.
  • Bi the Way: She was vulnerable to Queen Bee's control, which, per Word of God, requires that the target be attracted to women.
  • Bury Your Gays: In a roundabout way. Queen Bee is responsible for her death. Queen Bee has the power to use pheromones to control "most men and some women". The comic book tie-in reveals that Queen Bee used her powers on Marie to make her commit suicide. So whatever Marie was, she wasn't straight.
  • Bus Crash: She is killed by Queen Bee during the time period between the first and second seasons.
  • Complaining About Rescues They Don't Like: Does this when the Team stops Bialiyan troops from harassing her sanctuary.
  • Former Child Star: Starred in a cheesy high school sitcom. Dislikes being reminded of it, and left acting behind to run an animal sanctuary in Qurac.
  • I Am Not Spock: Invoked. She's initially a little annoyed by M'gann's fangirling, but she warms up when M'gann explains what the show really meant to her.
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    King Faraday 

King Faraday

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Species: Human

Voiced by: Clancy Brown

King Faraday is an interpol agent.


    Bette Kane 

Bette Kane

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Species: Human

Voiced by: Alyson Stoner

A student at Gotham Academy.


  • Adaptational Wimp: In the comics, she's a member of the Batfamily under the alias of Flamebird, but there's been no indication that this has happened yet in the Young Justice universe.
  • Forgotten First Meeting: Five years after crashing Dick Grayson's birthday party, she has a one-night stand with him, but doesn't remember his name.
  • Hair of Gold, Heart of Gold: Along with Barbara Gordon, she helps take care of the younger children when the adults go missing.
  • Lovable Alpha Bitch: Rather mild example. She's dismissive of freshmen, and crashes Dick's birthday party with Artemis (though Dick seems to expect them).

Introduced in Young Justice: Legacy

    Helena Sandsmark 

Helena Sandsmark

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Species: Human

Voiced by: Mae Whitman

An archaeologist and the mother of Wonder Girl.


Introduced in Season 2 (Invasion)

    Sardath and Alanna 
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Sardath

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Alanna

Species: Rannian

Voiced by: W. Morgan Sheppard (Sardath) and Jacqueline Obradors (Alanna)

Sardath is a Rannian scientist and the father of Alanna; Alanna is the daughter of Sardath and has a mutual affection with Adam Strange.


    Lian Nguyen-Harper 

Lian Nguyen-Harper

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Species: Human

Voiced by: Kelly Hu, Zehra Fazal (Outsiders)

Lian Nguyen-Harper is the daughter of Red Arrow and Cheshire.


  • Adaptational Angst Upgrade: Inverted. Her parents are married in this version, and her mother isn't a sociopathic monster, meaning she's likely to have a much happier childhood.
  • Adaptation Dye-Job: Zigzagged. When she was first introduced in the 1980s comics, she had red hair like her father, Roy. In the 1990s up until her death, she was depicted with black hair. For this series, given that Jade is biracial, they figured that they could get away with giving her reddish-brown hair.
  • Adaptation Name Change: Downplayed. She still keeps her "Harper" surname, her mother added into the "Nguyen" in this adaptation.
  • Babies Make Everything Better: Lian's existence has helped both of her parents in different ways — Either helping her mother make "drastic changes to her [Jade's] life" or being the motivating reason for Roy to stop with his obsession.
  • Blood Knight: Her father is worried about this. Her mother not so much.
  • Brainy Baby: Implied. Lian is under a year old, but was able say "dadas", when she saw her father and father's genetic template. She shows this further in the third season while playing with her hero dolls, saying "Now we go find Cheshire for Daddy," implying she knows about her mom being Cheshire and that her dad misses her.
  • Cheerful Child: Justified since Lian is only a baby. In a more darker sense, she laughs when her parents punch people.
  • Daddy's Girl: Lian smiled and laughed when she sees her father. She also implies she wants to find her mom so Will can be happy.
  • Dead Girl Junior: Her name is from her maternal aunt's middle name. Subverted and inverted since Artemis is alive and undercover, and Lian was born before Artemis's apparent death anyway.
  • Fiery Redhead: Lian has auburn (reddish-brown) hair and shows signs of becoming this (i.e. laughing at people getting punched).
  • Human Mom Nonhuman Dad: Zigzagged. Both of her parents are human, but her father is technically a clone of a human.
  • Innocent Gray Eyes: Her gray eyes, inherited from her mother, represent her child-like nature given her age.
  • In the Blood: Implied. Lian giggles with joy as her mother (a former assassin only recently re-reformed) and father (an Anti-Hero with Cloning Blues) beat up a bunch of guards at the villainous lair they took her to infiltrate.
    Red Arrow: Should I be concerned over the obvious delight our daughter takes in the ultra-violence?
    Cheshire: It's genetic.
    Red Arrow: Great.
  • Like Parent, Like Child: She share her mother's love for the ultra-violence.
  • Mixed Ancestry: Her mother is half Caucasian and half Vietnamese. Her father is white with possibly some Navajo ancestry.
  • Morality Pet:
    • For her mother, Cheshire. Word of God even stated that the arrival of Lian, allowed Jade to make drastic changes in her life for her daughter's well being. Jade probably would've left Roy for good, if she didn't know they would have a daughter.
    • Lian's presence helped get Red Arrow out of his whole "Speedy" recon mission.
    • One of the pictures that comes to Tara’s mind when she decides to Heel–Face Turn is of her holding a napping Lian.
  • Multi-Ethnic Name: Her given name is traditionally Chinese and she has hyphenated Vietnamese and American last names.
  • Nom de Mom: She uses both her Caucasian father's and Half-Caucasian/Half-Vietnamese mother's last names.
  • Pink Is Feminine: Just look at her picture.
  • Related in the Adaptation: Unlike her comic counterparts, Lian is related to the Crock family.
  • Sleep Cute: Many of her scenes include being asleep during the action.
  • Strong Family Resemblance: From her mother, Lian has her eye color, eye shape, and smile. From her father, she has his skin complexion and red hair.
  • Tagalong Kid: Not by choice, but her mother did bring her on the mission to Tibet.
  • Troubling Unchildlike Behavior: She laughs at the fighting her parents, Cheshire and Red Arrow, are engaging at an army of Mooks. This may be partly because she comes from a family of supervillains on her mother's side.

Introduced in Season 3 (Outsiders)

    King Viktor Markov 

King Viktor Markov

Species: Human

Voiced by: Bruce Greenwood

The king of Markovia.


    Queen Ilona DeLamb-Markov 

Queen Ilona DeLamb-Markov

Species: Human

Voiced by: Vanessa Marshall

The queen of Markovia.


    Prince Gregor Markov 

Prince Gregor Markov

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Species: Human

Voiced by: Crispin Freeman

The crown prince of Markovia and the older brother of Prince Brion and Princess Tara.


  • Always Identical Twins: Averted. He and his brother Brion are a rare portrayal of fraternal twins of the same gender in media. Gregor's older by sixteen minutes.
  • Ambiguously Evil: At first, his coronation following the assassination of his parents is noted to be a powerful possible motive for his own involvement in Bedlam. Turns out he's completely innocent and his uncle is the one really behind everything.
  • Awesome by Analysis: Was able to see through his uncle's deception simply by seeing his skills with his own meta-abilities (indicating he's had his powers for some time, as opposed to his brother, whose lack of skills showed he had only just triggered his) as well as breaking down that his anti-metahuman actions were a smokescreen to cover up his dirty deeds.
  • Brainy Brunette: Gregor has black hair and has proven to be a calm, observant Reasonable Authority Figure.
  • Foolish Sibling, Responsible Sibling: The fair and calm-minded Responsible to Brion's petulant and impulsive Foolish.
  • Good Is Not Nice: He's not evil and is working to restore Markovia to a good state. However, he sees that it's better to banish his metahuman brother to America than keep him around and risk a public backlash in the middle of an already bad situation.
  • Reasonable Authority Figure: Sees through his uncle's lies by pointing out the flaws in his accusations against Brion, leading to his arrest. While he does banish Brion afterwards, it's only because he realizes the country isn't safe for metahumans like him right now, and that he needs to focus on helping the Quraci refugees — who have nowhere to turn to — because his brother remains safe in America. It eventually costs him the the throne. Brion with a psychic nudge from the prime minister ends up killing their uncle and taking the throne for himself.
  • Shoo the Dog: After their parents' murder by a metahuman, the discovery of Bedlam and their uncle's role in it, and Brion becoming a metahuman, he realizes that Markovia isn't safe for Brion right now and tells him to leave.

    Zviad Baazovi 

    Kaizen Gamorra 

Kaizen Gamorra

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Species: Human

Voiced by: Crispin Freeman

The Ambassador of United Rhelasia.


  • Adaptational Heroism: While we don't know what Kaizen's alignment stands in this incarnation, he's an ambassador of a country which is still a far cry to what his comic counterpart used to be, who's a psychopathic ruler who killed for fun and has an army of superhuman clones at his disposal.
  • Adaptational Job Change: In the comics Kaizen Gamorra was the ruler of a country called Gamorra Island (formerly Parousia), here he is the ambassador of United Rhelasia.
  • Adaptational Nationality: In the comics Kaizen was from a small country in Asia called Parousia. Here he's from United Rhelasia.
  • Age Lift: In the comics Kaizen Gamorra is a seventy year old Evil Old Folk who is always drawn with grey long hair, here he looks to be in his fourties and still has a brunette beard visible.
  • Mythology Gag: Kaizen Gamorra in the comics was a frequent enemy of The Authority.

    Anissa Pierce and Jennifer Pierce 

Anissa Pierce

Species: Human (possibly metahuman)

Voiced by: Masasa Moyo

The daughters of Black Lightning and Lynn Stewart-Pierce.


  • Ambiguous Situation: In the comics, both Anissa and Jennifer inherited her dad's Shock and Awe powers and becomes a 'sidekick' to him, donning the identity of Thunder and Lightning, respectively.

    Lynn Stewart-Pierce 

Lynn Stewart-Pierce

Species: Human

Voiced by: Denise Boutte

The ex-wife of Black Lightning and the sister of John Stewart.


  • Amicable Exes: With Black Lightning, as she allows him to see their daughters during the night and then they engage in a non-argumentative discussion.
  • Functional Genre Savvy: Thanks to her experience as the sister of one super-hero and the ex-wife of another, she is highly skeptical of how well the latter's decision to permanently quit the hero life will stick.
  • Interspecies Romance: She (a human) was married to Jefferson Pierce/Black Lightning (a metahuman).
  • Related in the Adaptation: Due to their shared surnames, a longtime theory was that her brother was John Stewart, with her creator, Tony Isabella, even saying that he did this in case anyone wanted to write a connection between them. Here, she is confirmed to be John's sister.

    Don & Dawn Allen 

Don & Dawn Allen

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Species: Metahumans

The twin siblings born to Barry Allen and Iris West, also the future father and aunt of Bart Allen.


  • Age Lift: Of a sort. Their comics counterparts resided in the 30th century due to Barry and Iris being there at the time (long story), but are born here due to the differences in the adaptations.
  • Strong Family Resemblance: Both twins have Barry's eye colour, and Don is blond to boot.
  • Supernaturally Young Parent: Don is the man who will eventually father Bart Allen aka Impulse/Kid Flash II, who time-traveled to before Don was even born. That doesn't stop Bart from affectionately calling him "Dad" when he's two (to Iris' dismay).
  • Superpowerful Genetics: They both have Super Speed from their dad, making them literally quite difficult to keep up with for their non-super mom Iris.
  • Theme Twin Naming: with each other no less. Don and Dawn are phonetically pronounced the same.

    Artur 

Artur

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Species: Atlantean (1/4 human)

King Orin and Queen Mera's young son.


    Amistad Ervin 

Amistad Ervin

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Species: Human

The son of Raquel Ervin, aka Rocket.


  • Captain Obvious: Points out Karen's pregnancy, to the amusement of others. Justified because of his age; What's obvious to an adult is an astute observation to a toddler.
    Amistad: You got a baby in there!

    Traya Sutton 

Traya Sutton

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Species: Human

The adopted daughter of "John Smith", aka Red Tornado.


    Lois Lane 

Lois Lane

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Species: Human

Voiced by: Grey DeLisle

A reporter at the Daily Planet and Clark Kent's human wife.


  • Alliterative Name: As per usual, her name is Lois Lane.
  • Art Evolution: Lois made appearances in the tie-in comics set during Season 1 and 2. By the time she makes her first on-screen appearance in Season 3 her design now resembles her counterpart from the DC Animated Movie Universe.
  • Interspecies Romance: With Clark Kent/Superman. By Season 3 they've produced a son, Jon Kent from it.

    Jonathan Kent 

Jonathan Kent

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Species: Kryptonian-Human hybrid

Lois and Clark's son.


  • Age Lift: In the comics, Jon was three years younger than Damian Wayne. But here, they are both infants with Jon looking slightly older.
  • Half-Human Hybrid: His mother is the human Lois Lane, with his father being the Last Son of Krypton himself.
  • Innocent Blue Eyes: A very striking shade.
  • Strong Family Resemblance: Just look at this spit curl and these big blue eyes, aww... Who's Superman's cute sprog?

    Dr. Silas Stone 

Dr. Silas Stone

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Species: Human

Voiced by: Khary Payton

A scientist at STAR Labs Detroit and the father of Victor Stone, who is also known as Cyborg.


  • Adaptational Jerkass: He’s much more unsympathetic and unlikeable here, as while Silas is usually a Workaholic who ignores his son, here he’s much more dismissive of him, to the point where he’s unaware of Victor's 4.0 GPA.
  • Alliterative Name: Silas Stone.
  • Black and Nerdy: He's an African-American scientist.
  • Casting Gag: He's voiced by the same man who voiced Victor himself in Teen Titans.
  • Doesn't Know Their Own Child: He pays little attention to his son, not even realizing how good Victor's grades already are when he tells him to get them up.
  • Education Papa: He reprimands his son for prioritizing getting into college on a football scholarship instead of with good grades. That he even says this is just one more demonstration of how out of touch he is regarding his son, as Victor is a star student in addition to his sports skills.
  • Leeroy Jenkins: In an effort to save Victor's life, he impulsively uses a Father Box to heal him despite not knowing how it works.
  • Love Makes You Dumb: He's in such severe shock at seeing his son dying that he's desperate enough to try using a Father Box to save his life.
  • Papa Wolf: Verging on Love Makes You Dumb, but Silas used the Father Box to save Victor's life, and when his co-workers gently disagreed, Silas angrily said he would do it.
  • Smart People Wear Glasses: Silas wears square-shaped glass and is a scientist.
  • When You Coming Home, Dad?: He put his scientific studies ahead of his son's life. This bites him hard when a heated argument with Victor causes the accident that turns his son into Cyborg.
  • Workaholic: Like most incarnations of Silas Stone, only even more so.

    Harper Row 

Harper Row

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Species: Human

Voiced by: Zehra Fazal

A student at Happy Harbor High School.


  • Abusive Parents: Her father hits her and her brother.
  • Adaptational Wimp: In the comics, she's a Badass Normal superhero martial artist/marksman, part of the Batfamily who becomes Batman's other sidekick besides Robin, known as Bluebird. Here, she's just a student. Though, whether she'll go the same way as Karen Beecher or Stephanie Brown isn't yet known.
  • All of the Other Reindeer: On the outside of all the cliques, and befriends Violet and Fred as fellow outsiders.
  • Big Sister Instinct: She's been defending her little brother from their father for years, and the only reason she hasn't told anyone about his abuse yet is that she doesn't want to be separated in foster care. M'gann making her realize that she can't protect Cullen from their father anymore is what prompts her to come clean.
  • Bi the Way: Has a boyfriend, but also enjoys making out with girls.
  • Curtains Match the Windows: Blue hair and eyes.
  • Don't Split Us Up: That's the reason why she refuses to tattle about her father's abuse, since she thinks Social Services would take Cullen away.
  • Good Bad Girl: Gets kicks out of underaged drinking and trick shooting with a gun, but Harper is still has a good heart under the rebelliousness.
  • One Steve Limit: Averted, to her initial confusion. She shares her first name with Violet's (and by extension, Will, and further extension, Roy) surname.
  • Parental Neglect: Harper's father is usually too drunk to see to her needs.
  • You Gotta Have Blue Hair: Harper has dyed blue hair.

    Gabrielle Daou (Spoiler Character) 

Gabrielle Daou

Species: Human

Voiced by: Zehra Fazal

A Quraci girl who lived as a refugee in Markovia, who died after being kidnapped and experimented on by Project Bedlam. Her body became the host of the spirit of a Mother Box (a sentient alien robot from New Genesis), who took on a new identity as the superhero, Halo, AKA, Violet Harper.


  • Adaptation Name Change: Her names are switched up in the show. In the comics her original name was Violet Harper and she adopted the name Gabrielle Doe (as in Jane Doe, having forgotten her past life).
  • Adaptational Nationality: She is American in the comics from the start.
  • Back from the Dead: Subverted. Gabrielle Daou really did die, and it was the Mother Box AI inhabiting her that lived on in her body afterwards.
  • The Mole: She betrayed the Markovs and let the assassins in before Bedlam used her in their experiments.
  • Posthumous Character: She dies upon being introduced at the beginning of Season 3, but remained relevant afterwards due to the Mother Box taking control over her body and assuming her identity.
  • Race Lift: Her counterpart is white in the comics.
  • That Man Is Dead: "Violet Harper" rejected being called by the name of "Gabrielle Daou", though she didn't know why exactly; until later on when she learns that it's because she's not actually the original Gabrielle, who really is dead for all intents and purposes.
  • War Refugees: The real Gabrielle Daou was apparently orphaned due to the Bialyan invasion of her home country Qurac. Afterwards she fled to Markovia seeking asylum/refuge, but was met with xenophobia by the locals. She became employed as a domestic servant in the royal palace, until she got kidnapped by Baron Bedlam's hired thugs and taken to a secret laboratory, where she later died from failed experiments to turn her into a metahuman.

    Wendy Jones 

Wendy Jones (Windfall)

Species: Metahuman

Voiced by: Zehra Fazal

An Australian teenager staying at the Metahuman Youth Center in Taos, New Mexico.


    Tommi Tompkins 

Tommi Tompkins

Species: Human

Voiced by: Mae Whitman

A member of the Newsgirl Legion and the daughter of Mayor Thomas Tompkins.


  • Adaptational Name Change: Tommy Tompkins to Tommi Tompkins.
  • Composite Character: Of a genderflipped version of the Newsboy Legion's Tommy Tompkins and Scooby-Doo's Fred Jones (specifically his Scooby-Doo! Mystery Incorporated incarnation).
  • Alliterative Name: Tommi Tompkins.
  • Daddy Issues: Her relationship with her father seems strained.
  • Decomposite Character: The Newsboy Legion's Tommy Tompkins is divvied up between her and her father, but she resembles the original Tommy more while her father resembles him strictly In Name Only.
  • Hero of Another Story: Given what happens to Fred and Mayor Jones in Scooby-Doo! Mystery Incorporated and that many aspects related to that are also shown with Tommi and Mayor Tompkins, the implications of what's in store for them and the Newsgirl Legion in the future are rather interesting...
  • Missing Mom: It's implied that Tommi's mother isn't in the picture. While telling off the Outsiders and the Newsgirls including Tommi, Mayor Tompkins doesn't bring up Tommi's mother, even though it would be typical to mention how disappointed the other parent would be while scolding your child.
  • One Steve Limit: Averted. It would be logical to assume that Mayor Thomas Tompkins's nickname is Tommy, which would make him Tommy Tompkins and his daughter Tommi Tompkins.
  • Strong Family Resemblance: Inverted. There's little resemblance between Tommi and Mayor Tompkins. It could just be because Mayor Tompkins is old, but if Scooby-Doo! Mystery Incorporated is anything to go by, there's a reason for this.

    Gaby Gabrielli 

Gaby Gabrielli

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Species: Human

Voiced by: Grey Griffin

A member of the Newsgirl Legion.


  • Actor Allusion: She's voiced by Grey Griffin, the voice of Daphne.
  • Adaptational Name Change: Gabby Gabrielli to Gaby Gabrielli.
  • Alliterative Name: Gaby Gabrielli.
  • Composite Character: Of a genderflipped version of the Newsboy Legion's Gabby/Johnny Gabrielli and Scooby-Doo's Daphne Blake. Her recklessness in trying to record a livestream of the Outsiders' fight may be a reference to Daphne being known for being "danger-prone".
  • Leeroy Jenkins: She tries to film her livestream while being carried to cover, which frustrates Kaldur to a point.
  • Meaningful Name: She's shown to be somewhat of a Motor Mouth while narrating her livestream of the fight.
    Gaby: [Kaldur is hit] Oh no! Aquaman is hit! [Kaldur is thrown through a window] GASP! THEY KILLED AQUAMAN! [Kaldur gets up] Gasp! Aquaman is okay!
  • One Steve Limit: Averted. Her surname Gabrielli (and potentially her first name) is similar to Gabrielle Daou.
  • Repetitive Name: Gaby Gabrielli.

    Antonia "Big Words" Rodriguez 

Antonia "Big Words" Rodriguez

Species: Human

Voiced by: Zehra Fazal

"Well, I'll be superamalgated!"

A member of the Newsgirl Legion.


  • Composite Character: Of a genderflipped version of the Newsboy Legion's Big Words and Scooby-Doo's Velma Dinkley.
  • Cute Clumsy Girl: The gag of Velma losing her glasses in the original series is referenced when Antonia drops her "spectacles" when Wonder Girl crashes into her and is otherwise blind without them.
  • Sophisticated as Hell: Thanks Wonder Girl for picking up her glasses by saying "Gratitude!" and expresses surprise with "I'll be superamalgated!". See where her nickname came from?

    Mayor Thomas Tompkins 

Mayor Thomas Tompkins

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Species: Human

Voiced by: Jason Marsden

The mayor of Brooklyn, ME, and the father of Tommi Tompkins.


    Sheriff Patrick Maguire 

Sheriff Patrick Maguire

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Species: Human

Voiced by: Troy Baker

The sheriff of Brooklyn, ME.


    Dolphin 

Dolphin

Species: Metahuman

Voiced by: Tiya Sircar

An Indian teenager kidnapped as an experiment for Project Rutabaga.


  • Adaptational Nationality: Indian here, rather than an amnesiac American, as in the comics.
  • Disease Bleach: The activation of her metagenes turns her hair black to white.
  • Incompatible Orientation: Subverted. In "Quiet Conversations", she appears to have grown attracted to Kaldur, who has been romantically involved with Tula but was otherwise said to be at least gay by Word of God. After she kisses Kaldur on the cheek before leaving, he then kisses Wyynde, with Word of God making a clarifying statement that Kaldur is polysexual. So yes, Dolphin and Kaldur could theoretically be romantically involved with each other, but likely not at the moment due to Kaldur already being with someone else.
  • Meaningful Rename: She chooses the name Dolphin, the happiest creature in the ocean, to reflect her healing in Atlantis.
  • Mythology Gag:
    • With her origin and Beast Boy transforming into a dolphin while helping her, it was all but stated that she was Dolphin before she got her name in-universe.
    • On that note, her Ship Tease with Kaldur seems to be a reference to how she and Aquaman (Orin) had a thing before Mera (who abandoned him and Atlantis in the 1989 miniseries) came back, which led to her seeing Aqualad (Garth, who was already going by Tempest by this point) instead.
  • Race Lift: Dolphin was white in the source material.
  • Ship Tease: She and Kaldur bond in "Quiet Conversations", with their last scene together being her kissing him on the cheek before leaving... and then it turns out that he's already seeing Wyynde, making her attraction to him one-sided.
  • Shout-Out: She resembles Princess Kida of Atlantis: The Lost Empire in terms of physical appearance, voice, and their association with Atlantis and water.
  • That Man Is Dead: She declares her old name to be dead, now that she's been genetically altered and endured a load of trauma from it. She decides to start a new life in Atlantis and is assured that she can decide her name when she's ready.
  • The Unintelligible: As surface languages weren't made to be intelligible underwater, she struggles to communicate with other characters in Hindi due to being stuck underwater until Kaldur casts a Universal Translator spell on her.

    Metron 

Metron

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Species: New God

Voiced By: Phil La Marr

A New God who invented Father Box and Mother Box technology.


  • Adaptational Ugliness: Looks fairly normal in the comics. Here his face is redone so that he looks as though he's wearing clown makeup.
  • Blue-and-Orange Morality: The only thing he cares about is acquiring new knowledge. He only agrees to see Victor because he's interested in seeing what happens as his condition worsens.
  • Fantastic Racism: As a New God, he generally considers mortals to be beneath his respect.
  • Foreshadowing: When questioned by Black Lightning about whereas the Granny he mentioned is the same as Gretchen Goode he replies with "no, and yes". Later it's revealed that there are more Granny Goodnesses on Apokalips.
  • For Science!: He refuses to heal Victor because he's interested in seeing what happens when a Father Box overtakes its biological host.
  • Graceful Loser: His chair is stolen and he's cheated of seeing Cyborg get fully Father Boxed. Although miffed, he doesn't particularly care to take revenge.
  • Jerkass Gods: Spending time with him is known to provoke an intense desire to punch him.
  • Lack of Empathy: Metron likes to observe other people with cold and emotionless curiosity. He decides to watch Victor's painful progression of his Father Box symptoms, with no offer of any help or sympathy.
  • No, Except Yes: When Black Lightning asks him if Gretchen Goode and Granny Goodness are the same person, he slyly answers "No... and yes." before leaving.
  • Extra Parent Conception: Both the Father and Mother boxes were created by him and are therefore viewed as his "children". Because Cyborg and Halo were reborn through the technology of his Father and Mother boxes, he also views them as his "grandchildren" born from his creations.
  • So Proud of You: Metron eventually comes to think of Violet and Victor as his "grandchildren" (due to being the results of his inventions), and is very impressed by what they have accomplished.
  • True Neutral: At least so far, he doesn't seem to have any personal stake in the battle between good and evil (or all the other various conflicts around the universe), he just wants to watch it all happen as a (mostly) detached bystander.

    Mobius Chair 

Mobius Chair

Species: Living machine

Metron's fancy chair, which is also sentient like the Father/Mother-Boxes.


  • Super Prototype/First Of It's Kind: The Mobius Chair is alive the same way Mother and Father Boxes are alive. It is also the first living machine created by Metron and may even be what Metron used to create the lesser versions of itself in the Mother and Father Boxes. It also has far more power and capabilities than either a Mother or Father Box. Notably, when Mother or Father Boxes "speak" they make a metalic 'ping' noise. When the Mobius Chair speaks, it sounds like a loud gong.

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