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This page is for listing tropes related to the Team, the group of young heroes assigned to undertake covert operations on behalf of the Justice League in the animated series Young Justice.
Date Joined: July 4, 2010
Current Affiliation: Outsiders
Date Joined: July 4, 2010
Current Affiliation: Justice League
Kid Flash (Wally West)
Date Joined: July 4, 2010
Voiced by: Jason Spisak
Kid Flash is the junior partner and nephew-by-marriage of The Flash. He is a speedster in his own right, but has to suffer the ignominy of people never getting his name right: "Flash, Jr." "Flash Boy" etc. He is hotheaded and impatient, but quick witted and clever.
During the five-year gap between seasons, Kid Flash retires from superheroics to attend college. He is also still in a relationship with Artemis, and the two live together. Despite this, he sometimes puts on the costume in an emergency.
- Accidental Misnaming: No one can remember his superhero name.
- Adaptational Angst Upgrade: Inverted. Comic Wally's childhood was miserable, with his parents being abusive Hate Sinks. Here they seem to be perfectly decent people, and Wally's last words include asking Barry to tell them he loves them, as opposed to his outright hatred of his parents in the comics.
- Adaptational Intelligence: While Wally's smart enough in the comics, his mind is primarily geared towards physics and engineering. He definitely doesn't have enough chemistry knowledge to almost-perfectly recreate Barry's accident.
- Adaptation Personality Change: In the comics Wally's explicitly noted to be more spiritual than Barry in regards to his approach to his powers. Here he's a Flat-Earth Atheist.
- Adaptational Wimp:
- In other media, Wally is one of the most powerful heroes in the DC universe, with even his Kid Flash persona in the Silver Age being as fast as Jay and Bart, and his days as the Flash having him surpass Barry and become the fastest man alive. Here, he takes after his early days as The Flash in being actually slower than any of the other three speedsters, to the point of being a minor butt monkey. Unlike in the comics, this is not a self-imposed limitation due to his insecurity about replacing Barry, but a side-effect specific to his recreation of Barry's experiment. It has consequences.
- In addition to his speed, this version of the character has no access to the Speed Force, meaning that he can't steal or lend speed, create armor out of pure energy, or travel between time and dimensions. It also means no coming Back from the Dead through The Power of Love, as comic Wally has done several times.
- Adorkable: His expansive scientific knowledge is appealing to many fans.
- Adventure Rebuff: Part of his back story in the tie-in comics: While he says otherwise in the narration, it's pretty obvious from the visuals and dialogue that Barry didn't initially want the responsibility of a sidekick and only agreed on a trial basis, after Wally gave himself superpowers.
- Affectionate Nickname: Called "Babe" by Artemis.
- Alliterative Name: Wally West.
- Arbitrary Skepticism: In "Denial" Kid Flash doesn't believe in magic, thinking it is some elaborate technical trick (possibly explained by one of his mentor's foes being a man who uses future technology so advanced that he pretends it's magic).
- Ascended Fanboy: In the tie-in comics, he explains that he was a big fan of the Flash when he came across his uncle's notes and replicated the Freak Lab Accident for the third time.
- Back for the Finale: Shows up in "Summit" after sporadic appearances throughout the season, although he makes it clear he and Artemis intend to go back into retirement "once this Invasion thing is over." Turns out to be a case of Back for the Dead.
- Badass Bookworm: Loves science, given that he can recognize the formulas for Blockbuster and Venom on sight, and even recreated the experiment that gave his uncle Barry his super speed. His best subject is Bio, but he excels at every other scientific field (chemistry, physics, etc). He took AP classes in school, and even speaks Latin. Some. Though admittedly it's high school level.
- Battle Couple: With Artemis — as they work together in freeing the mind-controlled Leaguers before becoming an Official Couple and stopping the invasion in Paris.
- Belligerent Sexual Tension: With Artemis — They spend most of the time arguing with each other but it's obvious (especially to Robin) that they are attracted to one another.
- Beneath the Mask:
- He states that he wasn't bothered by what happened in the events of "Failsafe" to Black Canary, who's visibly unimpressed, doesn't buy it, and accuses him of being in denial. He doesn't refute it and agreeably remarks, "I'm comfortable with that," without breaking his devil-may-care attitude front. Other than that one choke-on-popcorn slip up. This act of denying or repressing his emotions is proof enough that he was affected.
- In the "Face Your Fears" tie-in comic issue, Psycho-Pirate puts the entire team into anxiety. Wally's fear was not being good or fast enough to be Flash's sidekick, let alone be the Flash one day. His uncle never wanted a protégé to begin with (which, admittedly, is true by way of comic issue #6) unlike the rest of his friends. Furthermore, with his usual habits, and status as the jokester of the team, he feels no one takes him seriously.
- The worst part about this? He was right. Not being as fast as the Flash is exactly what leads to his death in "Endgame".
- "Coldhearted" cements that Wally's thoughts clash with how he acts on the outside. He tends to hide his true character under his cocky, "cool", supposed Casanova façade (a few fans have called it the "Wall-Man" by origin of the episode "Infiltrator"). The best example was when Robin came to congratulate him on saving the country, and he responded obnoxiously about how he's "the man". His real satisfaction, as we learn by his inner musings, was actually seeing Queen Perdita's smile.
- In "Endgame", he shows up to help Barry and Bart save the world with a huge smile on his face, telling them "Can't let you guys take all the credit!" As soon as they aren't paying attention, he gets serious and starts running as fast as he can. Bolts of energy start targeting him due to his slower speed, and he's disintegrated. It's heavily implied he knew this was the outcome, but also that they wouldn't have enough kinetic energy without him.
- Betty and Veronica: The "Betty" (friendly and goofy) to Superboy's "Veronica" (gruff and serious) and Miss Martian's "Archie" — though M'gann is only ever attracted to Superboy (who later reciprocates) and Wally making hopeless passes at her is mostly played for laughs.
- Beware the Nice Ones: Goes into a shouting tirade after Artemis "dies"."They're dead. Every single one of them, if it's the last thing I do!"
- Big Brother Mentor: Although initially antagonistic towards Bart, Wally later makes it known that he plans on passing down the Kid Flash persona to him.
- Big Damn Heroes: Justified. Wally gets one such moment in "Endgame", when he sacrifices himself (even though Wally isn't that happy, nor pleased about it) by siphoning off the chrysallis' remaining energy onto himself. Wally fades away before finishing his last sentence.
- Big Eater: Justified. His faster metabolism requires him to eat a lot. He's even got compartments for small food in his gauntlets.
- Birds of a Feather: With Artemis. While they are also an Opposites Attract type (a downplayed one), they are more of this — They're both intelligent, yet insecure teenage heroes who resort to sarcasm and bravado to hide how much they care about each other.
- A Birthday, Not a Break: His sixteenth birthday party is interrupted by a request to run cross-country in order to deliver a heart in time for Queen Perdita's surgery.
- Blow You Away: By usual speedster way of running around in circles (or spinning) fast to create a tornado.
- Butt-Monkey: His Handsome Lech nature becomes an in-joke amongst the girls. Not to mention Episode 6, where he totally missed out on the Beach Episode because he had school.
- Can't Act Perverted Toward a Love Interest: Wally shamelessly flirts with any cute girl in sight, except for Artemis, who he becomes an Official Couple with in the season one finale.
- Can't Catch Up:
- Quite literally, in his case. To his dismay, he can't keep up with Impulse or Flash. "Go ahead, lap me. I'm used to it..." (Impulse then passes him) "Aw, come on!" It's implied something about their family line simply makes them better speedsters. Wally may have duplicated the accident that made the Flash, but doesn't have the genes to go with it. Tie-in comics reveal that teenage Wally feared that he was holding back Barry instead of helping him. note
- And it ends up being his undoing in "Endgame", as his inability to keep up with Barry and Bart result in him being quite the target for fatal doses of energy.
- The reason given on the wiki is that he replicated Barry's accident with a high school chemistry kit. Because of the lower quality of the chemicals and the lower amount of energy to be the catalyst, his speed isn't quite as good as the other speedsters.
- Casanova Wannabe: He tries to win girls over by flirting with them. He fails pretty horribly due to how creepy his flirting is and the one girl he does hook up with, Artemis, wasnt won over due to his flirting skills.
- Catchphrase: "Souvenir!" when he proceeds to take an item connecting to the mission of the day.
- Character Development: Wally West/Kid Flash matured from a joking, flirtatious, very light-hearted character who refused to admit his feelings for Artemis, to someone much more serious, responsible and a dedicated boyfriend.
- Chekhov's Armoury: His souvenirs are surprisingly turning into this.
- Chekhov's Skill: Inverted, as his lack of speed compared to Barry Allen and Impulse ends up being what kills him
- The Chessmaster: The entire climax of "Coldhearted." Wally really lives up to being The Smart Guy.
- Chivalrous Pervert:
- Has a tendency to hit on all the women he encounters, with the exception of Artemis, whom he disliked because she "replaced" Speedy, and Zatanna, who is clearly being crushed on by his best friend, but he's incredibly loyal to his friends. Wally is a hero first and foremost.
- Although he flirts with Artemis when they have amnesia in "Bereft" and meet each other without this baggage. Good to note that it comes out genuine, unlike his other objectionable quips and moves. It helps that to him, Artemis was an unknown civilian whose protection was his responsibility as a hero.
- Deadpan Snarker: Robin is snarkier, but Wally is deadpan-ier.
- Death by Adaptation: Though comic Wally has died several times, it was as The Flash, and his tether to Linda kept it from being permanent. No such luck here.
- Dodgeball Is Hell: After the flashes of his [bad] school day in "Infiltrator", Wally would agree with this trope.
- Face Death with Dignity: He and Robin do this in "Failsafe." Played far more seriously in "Endgame": Only Wally can go out while making a quip on how, "Artemis is going to kill me". Not to mention that calm look on his face when he tells Barry to tell Artemis and his parents that he loves them.
- Fiery Redhead: Red-haired, Hot-Blooded, Keet. Do the math.
- Flat-Earth Atheist: He doesn't believe in magic when he lives in a world chock full of it. He insists that all the supernatural phenomena they encounter has to have a scientific explanation behind it, even if he has to attribute it to String Theory and pocket dimensions.
- Justified slightly — he mentions that the Flash proved that someone who was thought a magic user, Abra Kadabra, was simply a time traveler who utilized Clarke's Third Law with super advanced future technology to give the illusion that he was doing magic. Since he's Flash's protege, most of Flash's villains use science to do their tricks (such as Captain Cold or Mirror Master), and that both he and the Flash both got their superhuman abilities through chemical formulas, it's likely that he feels this way out of experience.
- Friendship Moment: With Robin. Specifically in "Failsafe", albeit by actions. Aside from diving in an attempt to save his best friend without hesitation when he was pulled back to the mothership's core, there's the silent It Has Been an Honor nod he shared with him before they died together.
- The Gadfly:
- Not as much as Robin, but considering that he spends a good portion of "Image" dropping hints about how convenient Bruce Wayne's appearances are just to see if anyone will catch on (and to annoy Dick) he certainly has elements of it.
- While Dick will troll anyone who deserves it, Wally seems to focus his trolling efforts on Dick alone. Issue #20 of the tie-in comics show that Wally also took the liberty of informing Zatanna when Robin's birthday was, and smugly telling his BFF "You're welcome" when she kissed him.
- Genius Ditz: Despite his frequent ditziness and impulsiveness, he does have a keen scientific mind.
- Goggles Do Something Unusual: Apparently they can see in the infrared spectrum and are telescopic. They also prevent eye injuries when he's running at such high speeds, but that's not really unusual, unless you count the fact that usually Goggles Do Nothing in fiction.
- Good Is Not Dumb: Kid Flash is no twit, as he may act like an immature and quirky teen, but he's a real expert in physics, biology, and geology.
- Heroes Love Dogs: In season 2, Wally and Artemis own a pitbull.
- Heroes Want Redheads: Has an obvious crush upon Miss Martian, although averted with his actual love interest Artemis, who is blonde (and he doesn't show much interest in the show's many other redheads).
- Heroic Sacrifice: He dies to save the Earth from the Reach's endgame.
- Heterosexual Life-Partners: With Robin I/Nightwing/Dick — 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:
- See Beneath the Mask for specifics. Let's just say he's a surprisingly good actor.
- In the Free Comic Book Day tie-in, when Psycho-Pirate amps up all of his insecurities, what boosts his confidence and allows him to overcome it isn't anything flashy, like being a superhero or a genius or saving lives. The thing that convinces him he's worthwhile is that... his best friend trusts him.
- Hopeless Suitor: Miss Martian seems unsure how to respond to his flirting, yet it's clear she's not interested. Wally, meanwhile, seems to be oblivious to her obvious crush on Superboy, or perhaps sees him as mere competition. Whatever the case, he continues his attempts to get her attention unsuccessfully. It's been said that his flirting is fueled by the belief that he's in the game and that she'll fall for him any second. By "Failsafe", however, it's hard to gauge (by him comforting M'gann and overall lack of subtlety on her part) what he's aware of and not aware of other than the fact that he has no idea they're a couple. As of "Coldhearted", Artemis told him of the relationship and he was disappointed.
- Hot-Blooded: Lampshaded by Aqualad that Wally is an impulsive hero, who doesn't usually think things through all the way.
- Insufferable Genius: In his own words (when Miss Martian was attempting to restore his memories); "Try not to let [my] brilliance overwhelm you."
- Interspecies Romance: Him (a metahuman) and Artemis (a human).
- I Shall Taunt You: Not as often as Robin I, but Wally does love to make fun of his enemies.
- Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Wally is immature, Hot-Blooded, and is quite arrogant. But, at the end of the day, he's a dedicated hero and friend.
- Jumped at the Call: By his own account, Wally got his powers by replicating the same experiment that gave Flash (Barry Allen) his. Allen's experiment was in turn a controlled recreation of Jay Garrick's accident. This doesn't stop him from retiring though.
- Kid-Appeal Character: The most Adorkable member of the team.
- Killed Off for Real: In "Endgame", he is disintegrated when he absorbs too much energy helping The Flash and Impulse get rid of an energy field that threatened to envelop the Earth. To honor his memory Impulse takes up his mantle, and to hammer the point home he gets a hologram in the garden like Jason Todd, Tula, and Ted Kord
- Kleptomaniac Hero: He has a tendency to collect things on missions as "souvenirs", some of which are stolen from villains.
- Le Parkour: Incorporates a bit of this into his Super Speed schtick.
- Leeroy Jenkins: Often extremely impatient and impulsive, Wally possessed an inclination toward recklessness, to the point of jumping into situations without forethoughta trait which often left him in mortal danger.
- Legacy Character: The third member of the Flash "family."
- Lightning Bruiser: In contrast to his cousin, Bart: Bart is extremely fast, but thin and not strong enough to carry someone while running. Wally tops out around 700 mph, but he's shown effortlessly carrying Artemis, M'gann, and Robin, even at 15.
- Likes Older Women: Age doesn't deter him from hitting on Black Canary.
- No Body Left Behind: Being disintegrated by stray bolts of energy will do that to you.
- Official Couple: With Artemis, post-Time Skip.
- Only Known by Their Nickname: ...Wally. Real name? Wallace.
- O.O.C. Is Serious Business: He drops the cheerful act moments before he disintegrates.Wally: Ah man, Artemis is so going to kill me for this! And don't even get me started on Mom and Dad. *soberly* Just tell them... okay?
- He even does so a little before that, when Artemis and the others on the Watchtower contemplate how to completely shut down the magnetic disruption, Wally just Zetas straight to Earth - no quip, no joke, not even a goodbye kiss to Artemis... he knew he wasn't coming back.
- Opposites Attract: Downplayed with Artemis. She's focused, rough and tumble while he's goofy and happy-go-lucky. Despite the few differences in personality, they are more Birds of a Feather.
- Pair the Spares: Initially has a thing for Miss Martian, but ends up with Artemis, who initially had a thing for Superboy.
- Plucky Comic Relief: One of the main comic reliefs, but doesn't get easily discouraged.
- Primary-Color Champion: His costume was yellow with red pants, red gloves, and yellow shoes, with a red lightning bolt within a white circle on his chest.
- Red Is Heroic: His costume is primarily red and yellow.
- Required Secondary Powers: It's subtle, but he is notably tougher than he appears. In "Bereft" he took a blow from a pissed-off and Brainwashedand Crazy Superboy, and got up unharmed and was able to carry a human easily. Since Wordof God states that he doesn't get his powers from the Speed Force to ignore physics, his powers most likely give him an enhanced physiology to tolerate the stress o traveling at such speeds.
- Retired Badass: Post-Time Skip, he and Artemis are retired from the superhero business.
- Retirony: In "Endgame," he claims that this is his and Artemis's last mission before retiring for good. Whoops.
- Secret Keeper: Not only for Robin's Secret Identity, and Batman's by default, but the fact that he does know is also a secret.
- Selective Obliviousness: While one instance in "Denial" is debatable when Artemis comes in his souvenir room, it's safe to state by "Disordered" that he apparently chooses to ignore, in Canary's words, his "extreme reaction to Artemis's death", and the possible connotations that he may care for her more than he even bargained for.
- Shipper on Deck: For Robin and Zatanna, in the tie-in comic.
- Significant Green-Eyed Redhead: There are a disproportionate number of redheads in this show, but most of them have blue eyes.
- Stepford Smiler: Has some elements of a type A. Shown most clearly in "Disordered". Drops it in "Endgame", seconds before he dies
- Super Speed: Unlike the Flash and Impulse, who can travel near the speed of light, Kid Flash's top speed seems to level out around 700 mph or so, similar to how he started out in the comics. He also lacks the Super Reflexes of the Allen lineage. He averts Fragile Speedster because he can take a lot of punishment, and his fighting style involves a lot of charging and ramming enemies at high speeds.
- The Smart Guy:
- His database page says he's a science prodigy. This is shown when he instantly recognizes formulas for Venom and Blockbuster.
- In "Denial" he mentioned that he got his powers by duplicating the Freak Lab Accident that empowered the original Flash.
- In "Homefront" he talks Robin through making an electromagnetic pulse device to take out the two androids who've taken over Mount Justice.
- In "Humanity" he explains through a scientific approach how the androids are making a massive volcano that could cause an apocalypse.
- The sheer breadth and depth of his knowledge, coupled with the uncommon accuracy of his memory (he is never shown needing reference material, which even real world specialized researchers and academics commonly rely on for basic information) would imply borderline Super Intelligence. The Flash family has had (to various degrees depending on the person in question) superhuman memory retention. Impulse, for example, could read and retain an entire library's worth of books.
- Teen Genius: Recent episodes have shown him to be as smart as Robin.
- Took a Level in Kindness: Along with cutting Artemis more slack, Wally has also toned down his Insufferable Genius tendencies over the course of the first season.
- Trademark Favorite Food: His favorite food? Everything.
- The Trope Kid: His superhero codename is "Kid Flash".
- Vitriolic Best Buds: Constantly bickering with his best friend Dick.
- What the Hell, Hero?:
- Wally is the designated "What the hell"-er to Dick. Pretty much anytime Robin/Nightwing does something reckless, inconsiderate, or morally gray, Wally will at least question him.
- He gives a harsh one to Artemis in "Insecurity", calling her insecure and selfish for compromising the mission.
- Would Hit a Girl: There are few scenes of him punching Cheshire.
- Youthful Freckles: It's starting to look like a staple for some redheads, if not all. No longer has them at the age of 21.
Date Joined: July 4, 2010
Current Affiliation: Outsiders
Miss Martian (M'gann M'orzz / Megan Morse)
Date Joined: July 8, 2010
Species: White Martian
Voiced by: Danica McKellar
The good-natured niece of J'onn J'onzz, the Martian Manhunter. M'gann is enthusiastic and eager to please, but there are hints that she has secrets of her own.
During the five-year gap between seasons 1 and 2, misuse of her telepathy leads to Superboy breaking up with her. She then starts a relationship with Lagoon Boy.
As of Season 3 she had stopped her misuse of telepathy and gotten back with Conner.
- Abandoned Catchphrase: In season 1, Miss Martian would say "Hello Megan!" very frequently. It was eventually revealed she borrowed the catchphrase from an old sitcom and had been trying to be like the character from the show She only says it once in the the second season Invasion.
- Adaptational Wimp: Downplayed. In this adaptation, Miss Martian lost her super-strength. And even without it, Miss Martian still managed to be one of the most scarily-powerful characters in the entire series.
- Adaptation Dye-Job: Her eyes went from green to brown.
- Adorkable: Many of her early social interactions in the first season. Not so much later on.
- Affectionate Nickname: "Angelfish" by La'gaan.
- Aliens Steal Cable: Everything she knows about Earth comes from watching TV. Her appearance and mannerisms are modeled after a character in the aptly named Hello, Megan television series.
- All Girls Want Bad Boys: Smitten with the Troubled, but Cute Superboy.
- Alliterative Name: Megan Morse AKA M 'gann M 'orzz.
- All There in the Manual: It's never explicitly specified in the show that Martian Manhunter is her biological uncle, despite her being a White Martian; Weisman confirmed that interbreeding between the three Martian races (White, Green and Red) is in fact biologically possible, and the differences (due to being a race of shape-shifters) are far more cultural, with little regard or significance to the biological difference. M'gann's mother is a Green Martian and J'onn's sister, who married a White Martian male and had over a dozen little Martian babies - of these, only M'gann and one of the boys turned out White, while the rest were all Green.
- Amicable Exes: With Lagoon Boy.
- Anti-Hero: She's generally a decent, heroic person who genuinely cares for her team-mates, but she's willing to Mind Rape and kill to accomplish her goals. This includes psychically attacking her own team-mates and effectively lobotomising Psimon to hide her true appearance, and later turning two separate Kroleteans into vegetables just to learn their secrets. The second time is especially notable as she did this in front of Batman and J'onn with no hesitation. Conner calls her out on this, but she justifies it by saying that she only does it to the bad guys. This didn't stop her from trying to make Conner forget he was ever upset with her.
- Badass Cape: Develops more and more into one, while sporting a blue cape.
- Badass in Distress: Kidnapped by Black Manta in "The Fix" to reverse her Mind Rape of Kaldur.
- Bald of Awesome: As of Season 3.
- Bald Women:
- The "true" Martian form she shows her team-mates in "Image". Not that her actual true form isn't bald too..
- As of Season 3, she now embraces her white Martian heritage and appears with white skin and a bald head.
- Battle Couple: With Superboy — as they work together during their while making outside of said work. They had broken up some time before Season 2 before reuniting in the Comic Issues "Torch Songs"
- Beauty Equals Goodness:
- Subverted. Her true form looks more like a xenomorph than a cheerleader.
- Doubly subverted during season 2. Although she wasn't exactly evil, she was by far the most anti-heroic of this series' heroes.
- Beneath the Mask: In the episode "Image" we learn most of her eccentricities and mannerisms are modeled after a character on an old sitcom.
- Berserk Button: Do not taunt her about losing Conner's love, the team's approval, or being banished back to Mars for being a White Martian. When Psimon did it, M'gann put him into a coma.
- Betty and Veronica:
- The "Betty" (sweet and innocent) to Artemis's "Veronica" (jerkish and mysterious) for Superboy's "Archie" early in season 1. Conner eventually reciprocates the former's affection in "Terrors".
- The "Archie" to Kid Flash's "Betty" (friendly and goofy) and Superboy's "Veronica" (gruff and serious), though she was making moves on Conner from the start while Wally was making moves on her until reality hit.
- Beware the Nice Ones: Just ask Psimon. After he wakes up from a five year coma. And Kaldur for that matter.
- Bizarre Alien Biology: She's forty-eight in Earth years. However, since her species ages more slowly than humans, she's physically and mentally sixteen. And then there's her real form, which has matchstick limbs and appears to have part of her brain on the outside.
- Blood Brothers: With Beast Boy as she gave him a life-saving blood transfusion in "Image" with the implication in "Alienated" that she has given him other ones.
- Blush Sticker: Because of her shyness, she's frequently seen blushing.
- Boyish Short Hair: Downplayed. Post-timeskip, her hair is now chin-length, she's doesn't wear the skirt she wore in season 1, and has become more ruthless. However, she is quite girly in comparison to her other female peers.
- Break the Cutie: She suffers from this during "Failsafe" and "Image".
- Brooding Boy, Gentle Girl: The kind-hearted Gentle Girl who acts like the Team Mom to Superboy's hot-tempered Brooding Boy who craves Superman's approval.
- Character Development: M'gann started off as The Cutie, though it was later revealed that this was a facade and not the real her. She grew more ruthless and pragmatic as time went on, and eventually had to be snapped off course by a My God, What Have I Done? moment.
- Cool Big Sis: To Beast Boy, as she is quite loving to him and he acts as her Morality Pet in season 2.
- Cool Starship: Owner of the Bio-Ship.
- Costume Evolution: In Season 1 she has a schoolgirl-style outfit with a skirt and Combat Stilettos, but by Season 2 she's switched to a black bodysuit with no high heels. Notable in that she actually shifts her appearance to look like she's wearing human clothes.
- Corrupt the Cutie: It wasn't her friends who did this, but rather the enemies she faced that made her do some questionably moral acts.
- Cute and Psycho: Downplayed. She is a genuine Nice Girl who cares for her friends and doing what's right, but has shown a tendency of this. In season 1 she's willing to go through a lot to maintain the cutie image, and while still beautiful in season 2, she's far more willing to take extreme actions. Dropped in Season 3, when she had already abandoned her more extreme methods and had learned to be herself.
- Cute Monster Girl: Invoked with her "humanoid" form and averted like you wouldn't believe with her true form; she created the former because of the latter.
- The Cutie: Invoked. She based her looks and mannerisms off a cutie-type from a television show, due to her extreme fear of being rejected for her true White Martian appearance.
- Dark Secret: M'gann is really a White Martian masquerading as a Green Martian to avoid discrimination, as first seen in "Image".
- Deadpan Snarker: She gets a snarky moment in "Performance".M'gann: Aw, poor baby. Something you ate?
- Dissonant Serenity: She's lobotomized two characters on screen without batting an eyelash. She even thought to take the Krolotean's belt as a souveneir for Beast Boy mid-lobotomy.
- Dogged Nice Girl: For Superboy.
- Dude Magnet: All the boys are pleased to see her, except Superboy, who is indifferent to her until "Terrors", where Superboy reveals that her feelings for him are reciprocated.
- Every Girl Is Cuter with Hair Decs: Sports a headband when she's in her civvies.
- Expository Hairstyle: After the Time Skip, she appears with the shorter haircut pictured here. It seems to represent her abandonment of her previous sitcom high school cheerleader persona for a more no-nonsense command role (the haircut has a military look to it). It also coincides with Beastboy joining the team and thus not being a visual reminder of his mother.
- Fangirl: Of the sitcom Hello, Megan!. It only lasted one season but the broadcasts of it gave her comfort when she was living alone on Mars and she based her whole personality and appearance when she came to Earth on the main character. When she meets the "real" Megan, Marie Logan, in "Image" she pesters her with questions about the show.
- Fantastic Racism: Had been on the receiving end back on Mars for being a White Martian.
- Final Girl: She's the last one to die in "Failsafe".
- Fish out of Water: She learned about Earth by watching TV and is ignorant of more common social behaviours and struggles to learn what is appropriate with regards to telepathy and privacy. She also shapeshifted into Black Canary while kissing Conner. J'onn says that in Mars it's common to shape-shift for a partner since everyone can read minds and wouldn't be caught off guard. Black Canary still finds it wrong.
- Friendless Background: She alludes to this, stating more than once that back on Mars she was very lonely - notably, she states that despite having about a dozen sisters it's very different to having a non-biological one (in Artemis) - and her uncle J'onn seems to be one of (if not the only) family members she's close to. This is largely because she's a White Martian, who she states (prior to The Reveal) are subjected to Fantastic Racism.
- Girly Bruiser: Sweet, good-natured, cutie who likes baking, but is also capable of kicking lots of ass.
- Glowing Eyes of Doom: When she uses her psychic powers.
- Good Is Not Soft: In "Image" and Season Two, she has shown to be quite ruthless when push comes to shove. She becomes a kind, caring, loving, unrepentant mind-raper.
- Green-Skinned Space Babe: Her usual appearance. Subverted, since that's not her real form: her true white martian self barely has any human characteristics, let alone human female ones.
- Heel Realization: Finding out Aqualad is a Fake Defector is what finally convinces her to cool it with all the mind-breaking.
- Hiding Your Heritage: M'gann is a half-White Martian and half-Green Martian, but she looks like a White Martian. She passes herself on Earth as a Green Martian.
- Heroic BSoD: M'gann is completely devastated when she mind rapes Kaldur, only to discover that he was a Fake Defector the whole time. It was bad enough that she became a Death Seeker in "The Fix".
- Human Aliens: Subverted with her true form.
- I Am Not Left-Handed: Using her shape-shifting powers to look like a Green Martian appears to limit her psychic abilities. After shifting into her true White Martian form, she was easily able to mentally overpower both Psimon in "Image" and later her uncle J'onn in in "Auld Acquaintance".
- I Just Want to Have Friends: Part of her underlying reasons for hiding her true form as a White Martian until "Usual Suspects" — she was scared of being rejected by the team (especially Superboy), just as she was rejected for being a White Martian on Mars.
- Important Haircut: In season 2. It shows her maturity into a more anti-heroine.
- In the Hood: Her stealth outfit includes a hooded cloak. Though she doesn't usually wear the hood up unless she's using her camouflage powers.
- Intangible Man: While she doesn't have this power in season 1 due to lack of skill with her shapeshifting, during the 5 year Time Skip at the start of season 2 she finally masters this technique.
- Interspecies Romance:
- She (a Martian) and Superboy (a cloned human-Kryptonian hybrid).
- In season 2, she and Lagoon Boy (an Atlantean).
- Invisibility: More like very good camouflage since people can still see her if she moves too much (like the Predator from the eponymous film).
- It's All About Me: By Season 2, she grows a massively selfish streak, being unrepentant about her telepathic abuse and justifiying them and using Lagoon Boy to wound her self-esteem, Connor chews her out of it and this is the reason why he breaks up with her. She then realizes this, and makes amends, such as dumping L'gaan to prevent anything else bad from happening and apologizing to Connor.
- Jack-of-All-Stats: According to her stats, she's about the middle of the road in almost all areas plus her additional powers (telepathy, telekinesis, partial invisibility, etc. etc.). However, in "Failsafe" we learn that M'gann's potential telepathic power exceeds that of J'onn.
- The Lancer: Seems to be filling this role to Nightwing in Season 2 seeing as how she's clearly commanding every squad she's in and is seen to be placed in charge of whatever squad has the most important mission.
- Last Minute Hookup: Finally gets together with Superboy again at the end of Season 2.
- Like Brother and Sister: How she describes her feelings toward Kaldur in "Denial".
- Limited Wardrobe: The outfit she claimed to have spent "hours" picking out for her first day at school is the one she usually wears at Mount Justice.
- Magic Pants: She explains that her outfit is organic and responds to her mental commands, allowing it to shapeshift with her.
- Make-Out Kids: With Lagoon Boy.
- MayDecember Romance:
- Zigzagged with Superboy. She's chronologically 48 but biologically and psychologically 16 because Martians age more slowly than humans. He is technically 16 weeks old, but has the body and mind of a 16-year-old because he was grown by Cadmus. Chronologically, she is the oldest member of the Team and he is the youngest, but they look and act the same age.
- Zigzagged with Lagoon Boy. She's chronologically 53, but biologically 18, while he's 17.
- A Mind Is a Terrible Thing to Read: This hits her big time in the Season 2 episode "Before the Dawn" when she Mind Rapes Aqualad and learns that he's a Reverse Mole and in fact did not kill Artemis, but shatters his mind in the process.
- Mind over Manners:
- She had to learn this in her introduction episode. She didn't take into account that since she immigrated to a planet where the majority of the population doesn't have telepathy, many people would find it rude and intrusive for her to use it without permission.
- Of course, once the team gets used to the psychic link they start slipping into it automatically whenever they want to have a private conversation, which then leads to others viewing them as rude when they have silent conversations that no one else can hear.
- Also encountered problems with shapeshifting in "Image", where M'gann took the form of Black Canary and made out with Connor. As Black Canary is both their teacher and in a relationship (though Green Arrow found it hilarious after identities were straightened out), she had to explain that shapeshifting tends to be controversial on Earth.
- Mind over Matter: As a Martian, she's telekinetic, which she also uses to simulate Flight.
- Mind Rape: Does this via telepathy to Psimon in "Image", two Kroleteans early in season 2, and Kaldur in "Before the Dawn". Also lampshaded by Superboy, whose memories she tried to tamper with during the Time Skip.Superboy: After all that we've been through... how could you think I wouldn't recognize your touch inside my mind? Didn't you know what that touch meant to me? And to have you pervert it like that.
- Mixed Ancestry: M'gann is J'onn's biological niece despite being a White Martian. To elaborate, her mother is J'onn's sister and a Green Martian and her father is White; M'gann is one of only two children who inherited the White Martian biological appearance (along with one of her brothers), while the rest are Green. Further, it is because of this (and the fact that the difference between the Martian breeds is more cultural than biological) that M'gann had a lonely childhood back on Mars.
- Multi-Armed and Dangerous: Grows five arms in one episode to fight off a bunch of flying monkey robots, including growing one from her head. In another episode, she doubles up her arms to briefly augment her telekinesis...somehow.
- My Brain Is Big: When she's in her true form, it's so big that it hangs out of the back of her head. We later see that this is standard for all Martians.
- My God, What Have I Done?: After she mind rapes Kaldur, and the Heroic BSoD she experiences shows that she asks herself the same question throughout the rest of the episode.
- Naïve Newcomer: In season 1, she's ignorant to Earth customs and acts accordingly. No longer is one in Season 2; M'gann has become an Anti-Hero who is unafraid of doing whatever it takes (even Mind Rape).
- Not So Different: From Psimon, according to Superboy. It was part of the reason he broke up with her.
- Official Couple: With Superboy after "Terrors". In season 2, they broke up some time during the five-year timeskip. Now she's dating Lagoon Boy. Superboy is the one who broke it off, after her casual Mind Rape started bothering him and she tried to wipe his memories of it to fix things. Being intimately familiar with her powers, he caught her in the act.
- As of season 3, she and Superboy are back together, and Superboy even asks her to marry him.
- Older Than She Looks: Thanks to Martians aging about three times slower than humans. In season 1 for instance she's around the same maturity as a 16-year-old human, but is actually 48.
- Pay Evil unto Evil: Been part of her character since the beginning. She smashes the crap out of Mr. Twister with a big ass rock, curbstomps Psimon twice and Mind Rapes the occasional Krolotean to gain information. This leads her to put the whammy on Kaldur as revenge for killing Artemis. When she learns the truth, she has a Heroic BSoD.
- Notably averted after Season 3, where she tries to convince her brother M'comm to follow love and compassion instead of hatred and anger.
- Power Incontinence: "Failsafe" ends up as a result of this after her subconscious hijacked the psychic training exercise by accident, resulting in the members of the team who 'died' in the exercise going comatose.
- Power Perversion Potential: Apparently not averse to using shapeshifting for roleplaying others. Black Canary is not amused.
- Promoted to Love Interest: Her comic counterpart hardly had any interaction with Superboy, even less romantic relationship.
- Promotion to Parent: After Beast Boy's mom dies.
- Red Herring Mole: Suspected of being the mole in season one, but isn't really.
- Refuge in Audacity: During the Time Skip, Superboy began to be disturbed by the ease with which she would threaten and destroy the minds of her opponents, accusing her of abusing her powers. The tension arising from the disagreement threatened their relationship. So Miss Martian tried rewrite his mind so that he wouldn't remember that he'd been angry with her or why, affirming his accusations. Superboy, knowing when he was being psychically attacked from his experiences with Megan, caught her in the act.
- Related in the Adaptation: In the comics, Miss Martian and the Martian Manhunter have no connection to each other, but M'gann patterns her superhero identity after his in order to camouflage the fact that she's a white Martian, not a green one. This lead to some confusion among viewers who were familiar with the comics version, with people assuming she was lying about being J'onn's niece as well— but in this alternate continuity, M'gann's mother is J'onn's sister per Word of God.
- Shapeshifter Default Form: Type B. Generally defaults to a green-skinned version of the main character from a TV show she loved as a child, even though her original form is that of a less humanoid White Martian. Come season three she changes her default form to a white bald humanoid Martian, similar to Martian Manhunter.
- Shapeshifting: All Martians are shapeshifters.
- Shipper with an Agenda: Ships Artemis with Kid Flash, if only for the sake of trying to deflect her eye from Superboy.
- "Silly Me" Gesture: A light slap on the forehead that goes in tandem with her Catchphrase.
- Hello, Megan!
- Some Call Me "Tim": Like her uncle the Martian Manhunter, M'gann M'orze takes on the human name Megan Morse which just happens to be her favourite TV character.
- Spanner in the Works: Her Mind Rape of Kaldur continues to have consequences three episodes after she did it, and things look like they'll snowball from there.
- Stepford Smiler: Shows some shadows of this since her first appearances, confirmed to be a Type A in the episode "Images", when it's revealed that all the back story she gave the team is a lie and that her current looks and mannerisms are based on an 80's sitcom, because she felt alone in place where she was discriminated for being a White Martian.
- Sugar-and-Ice Personality: In the second season, she acts like a loving big sister to Beast Boy, and a cold, but still fair squad leader to everyone else (except Lagoon Boy).
- Super Strength: While not nearly as powerful as a Kryptonian, Martians are physically stronger than humans.
- Suspiciously Specific Denial: "On Mars, the white minority are treated like second-class citizens by the green majority. Of course, I'm green..."
- Tautological Templar:Megan: Those weren't victims! They're the bad guys!
- Telepathy: She's a Martian, so she's got the whole telepathy thing going on. She's unusually powerful for one at that, easily overpowering the far more skilled Psimon in a psychic battle.
- Token Non-Human: She's the only one in the original formation to not have any real human DNA at all and of Earth origins. Even Superboy had a portion of human DNA.
- Took a Level in Badass: During the Time Skip, she becomes less of the nervous rookie she was as a teen and is now an experienced, serious, and ruthless mentor for new members.
- Translator Microbes: She can serve this function psychically when not facilitating straight telepathy.
- Unresolved Sexual Tension: With Superboy until "Terrors". They go back to it in season 2 until the tie-in comic issues "Torch Songs 1 and 2".
- Unscrupulous Hero: In Season 2, she has become very willing to use Mind Rape against her enemies not caring about the consequences that might have. She justifies it by saying that she only does it to the bad guys and the information she gets from them helps the team. This comes to bite her when she uses Mind Rape against Kaldur, not knowing that he was actually a Reverse Mole.
- Unskilled, but Strong: J'onn theorized that she has the potential to be a psychic leagues beyond him after her subconscious accidently hijacked his psychic training exercise and overwhelmed him even after he tried to reassert control.
- Unwitting Instigator of Doom: Placing a Mind Rape on Fake Defector Aqualad wasn't the best idea she had.
- Well-Intentioned Extremist: Falling into this in Season 2 - she's willing to Mind Rape aliens to learn their secrets and then to Kaldur as revenge. Abandoned after realizing Kaldur didn't actually kill Artemis.
- What Measure Is a Non-Cute?: She fears that her ugly true appearance will cause her teammates to shun her, and as such defaults to a cutie-type facade.
- Working with the Ex: In season 2, with Superboy. And later with Lagoon Boy.
- Youthful Freckles: Comes with the red hair.
Red Arrow / Speedy (Roy "Will" Harper)
Date Joined: December 5, 2010
Species: Human Clone
Current Affiliation: None (Retired)
Voiced by: Crispin Freeman
Red Arrow, formerly Speedy, was the junior partner of Green Arrow who trained the young man in the use of trick arrows as crimefighting tools. After being disgusted with the Justice League's idea of "bringing them into the circle", the younger archer set out on his own, leaving Aqualad, Robin, and Kid Flash to decide what to do with themselves by themselves. However, he's admitted that he respects the team, and that if they ever need a hand he's willing to help. He joins the team in "Insecurity", to set a good example for the others until he officially joins the Justice League, and not-so-secretly to uncover The Mole he suspects is on the team.
In "Usual Suspects" and "Auld Acquaintance" it's revealed he was The Mole all along, a Manchurian Agent planted on Green Arrow by The Light. Moreover, he isn't even the "real" Roy Harper, but a clone of Roy, that replaced the original mere months after Green Arrow took him on as his sidekick. After announcing his resignation from both the Justice League and the Team, Roy vows to find the original Speedy, who is last seen frozen in one of The Light's facilities and mysteriously missing his right arm.
Five years later, we find Red Arrow married to Cheshire, though the two have an on-again-off-again relationship due to Roy's obsession with finding the previous Speedy. The two also have a daughter, named Lian Nguyen-Harper. During the events of "Salvage" and "Bloodlines" the couple reconciles, and using Cheshire's underworld connections, Roy is finally able to locate and rescue Green Arrow's original sidekick.
By the time of Outsiders, he runs a private security company called Bowhunter Security while taking the name Will.
- Action Dad: In Season 2 he has a daughter, and straightens up partly for her sake.
- Adorkable: After spending the first two seasons as rather uptight and angry, by the third season his demeanor's completely changed. He makes bad puns and jokes about diarrhea, is openly worried about his insurance premiums when Brick attacks his car, and gets adorably flustered during his time with the moms in "Home Fires." In short, he is such a dad.
- Aloof Big Brother: To Aqualad, Robin, and Kid Flash. He's protective of them and has absolute faith in their trustworthiness, but he deliberately sets himself apart from them and belittles their choices for the first ten episodes. On their end, they all respect his opinions, trust him implicitly, and, in the early episodes, have an adorable tendency to parrot anything he says about how the adults just don't understand.
- Babies Ever After: Has a daughter, Lian, with Jade/Cheshire in season 2.
- Back for the Finale: In both seasons.
- Badass Beard: Has grown one in the third season, in contrast to the Beard of Sorrow he had in season 2.
- Badass Normal: His skill with the bow is such that he was able to aim for (and actually hit) a target that Artemis (who's been shown to hit multiple targets at once) didn't want to risk aiming at. On the other hand, Artemis's reluctance likely had something to do with her desire to keep her relation to Cheshire and Sportsmaster a secret, the latter being the target Speedy hit.
- Battle Couple: With Cheshire, his wife as of season 2. They battle the henchman of a Tibetan monastery who were guarding the original Roy Harper...along with their infant daughter.
- Beard of Sorrow: Has one in "Salvage", but soon shaves it off after finding out he's a father.
- Benevolent Boss: "Private Security" implies he gets along really well with the men he employs at Bowhunter Security, casually mentioning that he attends company softball games and post-game parties with them. When he adds his usual staff all got food poisoning the night before, there's no annoyance or frustration in his voice. And since he had to find suitable replacements for the goggle delivery job, it's telling how patient he is with them.
- Berserk Button: Being called a sidekick.
- Big Beautiful Man:
- By Season 3 he's put on some weight and is sporting a visible belly. Fan reception of Will's dad bod has been mostly positive since he's still attractive and has no issue fighting alongside Dick, Roy, and Jim. It also serves as a contrast to how malnourished and sickly he was in Season 2, with his weight gain indicating he's taking better care of himself and thus makes him more attractive since it's an improvement to his health.
- On another level, his weight gain works as a metaphor for his change in demeanor. His midsection softened just as his personality did.
- Big Fun: Well not as extreme as most uses of this trope, but it's telling he seemed to have gained an honest to God sense of humor along with his belly. Given how rarely he joked in the past two seasons, and how often said jokes were rather dry and/or mean, it's a significant change for him.
- Big Little Brother: Technically to the original Roy Harper AKA Arsenal. Red Arrow is biologically 8, but physically 23; Arsenal is actually 23, but his body is still that of a 15-year-old. Inverted with Red Arrow and Jim Harper, since the former is technically older, while the latter was force grown to appear older.
- Born as an Adult: He was force grown to look 15 by the time he was fully created.
- Clipboard of Authority: Played for Laughs as he treats his Bowhunter Security Clipboard as Serious Business, deliberately flipping through it to annoy Dick, and later his documents on the clipboard allow him to stop Brick's scheme to steal Goode Goggles as his men are not the one listed on the clipboard, and he even uses it as an Improvised Weapon to take out Brick.
- Clones Are People, Too: Even after finding out he was a clone, he eventually got married and had a daughter.
- Cloning Blues: The Roy seen throughout season 1 is a clone, and his existential angst about this revelation has nearly destroyed him by the beginning of season 2. Luckily, Cheshire steps in to save him from himself. Come Season 3 he started going by "Will" to further cement he's his own person and not a knock off of Roy Harper.
- Dark Is Not Evil: His "Red Arrow" outfit is mostly black. Ultimately played with when it's discovered he's The Mole; he wasn't doing it on purpose and thought he was the good guy.
- Dating Catwoman: With Cheshire.
- Deadpan Snarker: Like Wally, more deadpan than snarky. The snarkiness becomes more playful in Season 3.
- Decomposite Character: Once Arsenal shows up. They borrow different elements from the original comic book Speedy, who has gone by both Red Arrow and Arsenal, does not have a clone, and is the father of Lian by Cheshire.
- Disappeared Dad: Justified and downplayed, to Lian. For the former, Cheshire willingly didn't inform him about being pregnant because his obsession with finding Speedy left little for him to be with his loved ones, so he couldn't properly take care of a baby. For the latter, it was roughly a year before he found he was a father and after so, he began taking his parental roles seriously.
- Evil Redhead: Enforced. Red Arrow turns out to be the clone of the original Roy Harper and was programmed by the Light to infiltrate the Justice League.
- Expressive Mask: His Domino Mask can show a variety of expressions.
- Fashionable Asymmetry: Roy's Red Arrow outfit is nearly the same, except for the gloves: His left arm has a longer gloves with holes, while he has shorter glove, with no holes, on his hand. This actually serves a purpose; it acts as an arm guard, to prevent Roy from hitting his own arm with the string of his bow when firing.
- Fiery Redhead: A short-tempered and judgmental redhead. He gets better.
- Fingerless Gloves: Wears them in his Red Arrow gear.
- Foil: To Arsenal. Both are presented as Jerkasses whose main redeeming trait is that they're still fighting on the good team. They each start with an obsessive and selfish personality that serves as their fatal flaws. However, Red Arrow represents Arsenal had he took a better path, instead curbing his extremely negative traits, becoming a kind friend and a loving father. Arsenal, on the other hand, represents Red Arrow if he remained on the same path, as he only becomes an even bigger jerk who values Revenge Before Reason, alienates others, and acts in a completely unscrupulous manner.
- Formerly Fit: Subverted in Season 2, where he was less fit because he wasn't taking care of himself and had lost weight and muscle tone. Defied in Season 3, where his weight gain is seen as an improvement to his health since he's back to the competent fighting form he had in Season 1 even if he's not as sculpted as before.
- Good Is Not Nice: He's a hero, but is a jerk to his mentor, his teammates, and even the people he's rescuing. Averted in Season 3 where he's become a legit Nice Guy.
- Good Parents: Knowing he had a daughter who needed him, Roy immediately got his act together and eventually retired to be a dad. Season 3 shows this in full force, as Will now owns and runs a successful private security company and prioritizes getting home in time to have dinner with Lian. Considering Jade left them, he's probably working harder to make up for her absence and give Lian enough love for two parents.
- Guttural Growler: Goes into this during his addiction problem in "Salvage". It also makes him sound like Alucard.
- Heroic BSoD: After finding out he was both The Mole and a clone of the original Speedy. It lasts a good five years.
- Heroic Self-Deprecation: After finding out he was a clone. Specifically shown in "Salvage" of how much he comes to hate himself. He's gotten over it after making his own identity as Will Harper.
- Honorary True Companion: He's True Companions with the team's three founders and was part of the team for about two weeks in-series time.
- House Husband: Because Jade isn't around to be the mom, Will takes it upon himself to be the father Lian needs by himself. Notably, his nice house (that he shares with Artemis) is from his pockets, thanks to his successful Bowhunter Security business. This is lampshaded in "Home Fires", where at the family playdate, Will is one of only two dads in the company of Iris, Mera, Lynn, Raquel, Karen, and Lois, and expresses great relief when John "Red Tornado" Smith shows up, lamenting how hard it is being the only dad around.Will: Glad you're here, John. It's tough being the only dad in the room.All the Moms in Unison: IS IT NOW?Will: ... No, maybe not.
- Humble Pie: It's one thing to find out you're a clone. It's another to find out that the mole you've been looking for all this time is YOU.
- Ineffectual Loner: He sets himself apart from the rest of the Team, but manages to do well fighting alongside them nonetheless.
- Insistent Terminology: He's no longer "Roy", but "Will". Though he didn't seem particularly angry when Dick mistakenly called him his old name out of habit, he did get some snarky revenge afterwards.Dick: Hey Roy! I mean, Will... Will! Sorry, still not used to it.Will: Well, Richard... I mean, Dick, who are you here to recruit this time?
- Interspecies Romance: Zigzagged with Cheshire. Both are human, but he's technically a clone of another human.
- It's All About Me: Shows a lot of this into the first season, but grows out of it in the second season.
- I Will Find You: Non-romantic version. He spent most of the five-year time skip searching for the original Roy Harper, even as everyone else gave up.
- I Will Wait for You: Come Season 3 Cheshire has essentially walked out on him and Lian because she believes she's no good for them and will always be a villain first and foremost. Will clearly doesn't believe that and is shown to still love Jade and wants her to come home without trying to force her to do so.
- Jerkass: Often treats his friends and random bystanders like a jerk.
- Jerkass Ball: In "Insecurity", he is especially nasty to Artemis, Superboy and Miss Martian. This turned out to have been part of his subconscious Cadmus programming to get suspicion off him as the true mole while causing discord within the team.
- Jerkass Has a Point:
- In "Independence Day", Roy was right in calling out the mentors for promising their proteges to become full members of the Justice League, only to not take them to the actual headquarters and keep the truth of that from them.
- Also, while he's kind of an asshole to his old teammates in Season Two as he desperately hunts for the real Roy Harper, he is dismissive towards Wally in particular, asking why he's even present, which does hold some merit considering that Wally basically gave up being a superhero because...he wanted to focus on college and being Artemis's boyfriend. This really seems like a waste of talent, especially given Wally wanted to be Flash's sidekick so much that he deliberately recreated a very dangerous experiment of his, just so he could have superpowers too and Artemis is still doing hero work despite being in the exact same situation and she doesn't even have powers like he does.
- Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Despite his jerkass nature, he does genuinely care about his friends and secretly looks out for them. In "Performance" for instance, he shows real concern for Robin when he finds out the hero's become ill. Come Season 3, the "Heart Of Gold" aspect's been magnified so much "Jerk" doesn't apply to him anymore.
- Karmic Jackpot: After being dealt a raw hand since he was created, from being born as a replacement to the original Roy Harper, being programmed into acting like an uptight asshole while used as a brainwashed stooge against his will, from running himself ragged to the point of wasting away into a shaggy mess, come Season 3 Will's finally gained a semblance of happiness. Even though Cheshire left him, Will's still taking better care of himself and Lian, is the proud owner of a successful business and earning his own money enough to afford his own house, is now on better terms with his friends than he ever was before, and has moved his life into a direction he wants instead of what others wanted for him.
- Manchurian Agent: For the Light, as he was made to infiltrate and dismantle the Justice League.
- Meaningful Name: "Roy" is Gaelic and English for "red" which is part of his attire as a hero.
- Meaningful Rename:
- Changes his original name from Speedy to Red Arrow, signifying his path from sidekick to solo.
- Come Outsiders, he goes by Will, likely to differentiate himself from the original.
- Nice Guy: In Season 3, theres nothing left of the uptight jerk he was in the past two seasons. Instead hes a goofy, friendly dad.
- Middle Name Basis: By the third season, he prefers to go by Will which is his middle name of William. Understandable considering his issues of being the clone of the original Roy and wanting to be his own person.
- Older and Wiser: He shows this in "Private Security" when he is the one who recognizes Dick is looking for Wally West substitute and needs to deal with the Markovian kids. Given Dick attended Will's intervention in Season 2, it shows how far he's grown as a person. It's a bit Played for Laughs when Will invokes this to which Dick responds, as a clone, Will isn't that old.Will: Hey, I'm older than Jim.Jim: But I'm prettier!
- Out of Focus: He basically vanishes from the plot in Season 2 after rescuing the original Roy Harper. In Season 3 he was given at least one significant appearance per weekly episode drop, including his A Day in the Limelight episode "Private Security." It's also clear the drama around Cheshire's departure is going to be an ongoing thing with this season.
- Papa Wolf: Roy gets out of his funk in season 2 after realizing he has a daughter who needs him.
- Primary-Color Champion: Zigzagged. As Speedy, he wore a yellow sixteenth century-style hat complete with feather, yellow gloves, boots, belt and a red suit. And he was actually a clone of Roy Harper and was sent to become a mole for the Light.
- Put on a Bus: In season 2, after finding the real Roy Harper, clone!Roy disappears from the series entirely besides a cameo at the finale.
- Rage Against the Mentor: Goes on a tirade against Green Arrow and Rage Quits in the very first episode of the show for being put on the "sidekick team", then spends much of season 1 operating alone as Red Arrow to prove to Ollie he's just as good. Inverted 5 years later in "Satisfaction", where after Ollie rages against himself for failing all his proteges, Roy reassures him that, despite their differences, he's always considered Ollie a good man.
- Rage Quit: In the very first episode. Because of his outrage at being placed in "the Junior Justice League," he quits being Speedy.
- Red Is Heroic: He has red hair and a hero. His first superhero outfit was completely red, except the yellow hat; his second costume is both red and black.
- Retired Badass: By Outsiders, Will has retired from being a superhero altogether to raise his daughter. "Private Security" shows he definitely still has his "Badass" traits and has no problem suiting up again and helping his former teammates if asked or needed.
- Screw This, I'm Outta Here!: In episode one, he defiantly declares himself to not be part of the Team.
- Secret Keeper: Knew Artemis wasn't Green Arrow's niece from the start, but only confronts Artemis about it when they're alone, and leaves it to her to tell her friends the truth.
- Sidekick Graduations Stick: Within the first six episodes, Roy changes his hero identity from Speedy to Red Arrow.
- Sixth Ranger: An older peer of the team who sometimes works with them but tries to be independent. His designation is also B06.
- Sleeves Are for Wimps: Doesn't wear any sleeves in his "Red Arrow" attire.
- Sugar-and-Ice Personality: Red Arrow is serious, aloof and a loner who refuses to join the team, but he still cares about his friends.
- Tomato in the Mirror: Up to Eleven. "I... I was the mole?" He's a clone of Roy Harper who replaced the original mere months after Roy became Green Arrow's sidekick, which means he was Speedy for years, even longer than the original Speedy!
- Took a Level in Cheerfulness: Seasons 1 and 2 Roy was a surly, generally unpleasant person who did care about his friends and was capable of being happy but rarely, if ever, smiled. Season 3 Will makes jokes and bad puns like the dad he is, likes to playfully mess with his friends, and can get easily flustered and embarrassed in certain situations without getting pissed off. In fact, come "Home Fires" and it's probably the first time he's ever let out a genuinely content laugh while having fun with Lian and the other kids.
- Took a Level in Kindness:
- After recovering the original Speedy in Season 2 there is almost nothing of the old angry and resentful Roy, even giving Ollie a You Are Better Than You Think You Are speech. By Outsiders, he's completely mellowed out and is a retired hero taking care of his kid and spending time with his sister-in-law Artemis (keep in mind that they used to dislike each other).
- His sense of humor and mellowness is more inline with his characterization from the comics.
- Trauma Conga Line: Finds out he was The Mole and a clone, gets hunted like an animal by Brainwashed and Crazy Leaguers, and then spends the next 5 years in a Heroic BSoD while all his friends tell him he's gone crazy.
- Troll: He enjoys playing up his dad humor to mess with people, such as cheerfully telling Dick, Roy and Jim to buckle up in his car and then unnecessarily revealing his usual crew are all suffering from "Explosive diarrhea." When Roy complains that's Too Much Information, Will happily snarks they did ask him why he needed help. Earlier, he messes with Dick by pretending to check his schedule to see if he'll have time to help with his mission, to which Dick flatly responds he knows Will's doing it on purpose.
- Weight Woe: When he first appears after the Time Skip in the second season, his muscular frame appears somewhat malnourished as a result of neglecting his health due to his relentless hunt for the original Roy Harper. By the third season, he's regained his musculature but has also gained some pounds with a noticeable belly. This serves to highlight he's in a better place physically, mentally, and emotionally.
- Younger Than He Looks: He's 3, 8 by the Time Skip, and has the physique of an 18-year-old.
- Youthful Freckles: Averted. Notable that he's one of the few redheads without them, even in his younger days.
Date Joined: August 8, 2010
Current Affiliation: Outsiders
Date Joined: November 7, 2010
Current Affiliation: Justice League
Date Joined: December 30, 2010
Current Affiliation: Justice League
Miss Martian's Bio Ship
- Invisibility: Has the same type of camouflage as its owner.
- Living Ship: It's sentient, and responds to the commands of whoever's driving it.
- Shapeshifting: Can transform from an egg-shaped "sleep mode" of sorts into a full-sized ship. Any and all exits from the craft are also made by simply shapeshifting a hole in the hull.
Sphere / The Super Cycle
Current Affiliation: Outsiders
Species: Mutated Wolf
Voiced by: Dee Bradley Baker
Superboy's second pet. Wolf was originally an ordinary wolf from India that was physically and mentally enhanced with Kobra Venom by The Brain. After fighting with Superboy and being freed from The Brain's thrall, he decided to remain with Superboy, becoming a member of The Team.
- Amplified Animal Aptitude: Thanks to Kobra Venom.
- Canine Companion: Wolf is a genetically engineered wolf and is closest to Superboy.
- Canis Major: He's bigger than the average wolf.
- A Dog Named "Dog": A wolf named wolf.
- Expy: He resembles Krypto the Superdog. Kid Flash suggesting naming him that, but Wolf rejected it and M'gann said it was taken.
- Noble Wolf: After he was freed from The Brain's control, he becomes heroic wolf and regards The Team as his pack.
- Retired Badass: In Season 3, he shows absolutely no desire to engage in heroics again, spending most of his time sleeping. He barely reacts to Halo, Forager, and Brion taking Sphere to search for Brion's sister and doesn't join the Team to rescue them. Might be justified due to age: unless the Venom lengthens his lifespan, 9 is old for a wolf. That said, he will go into combat if his home is threatened, as shown when Victor is taken over by Father Box.
- Shipper on Deck: For Superboy/Miss Martian. In "Happy New Year", he doesn't like seeing M'gann with Lagoon Boy.
- Team Pet: This doesn't stop him from being treated like any other operative on missions.