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    Nightwing (Robin I) 

Designation: B01

Date Joined: July 4, 2010

Status: Inactive

Current Affiliation: The Team

    Aqualad 

Designation: B02

Date Joined: July 4, 2010

Status: Inactive

Current Affiliation: Justice League

    Kid Flash I 

Kid Flash (Wally West)

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"Hurts so good."

Designation: B03

Date Joined: July 4, 2010

Status: Deceased

Species: Metahuman

Debut: Episode 01 ("Independence Day")

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, wasn’t 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 forethought—a 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 Brainwashed and Crazy Superboy, and got up unharmed and was able to carry a human easily. Since Word of 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 of 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. After his death, Will notes that Dick relied on him to keep him grounded.
    Dick: I didn't want my best pal questioning my objectivity.
    Wally: Dude, that's what a best pal is for.
    • 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.

    Superboy 

Superboy (Conner Kent / Kon-El)

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"I hate monkeys."

Designation: B04

Date Joined: July 4, 2010

Status: Active

Current Affiliation: The Outsiders

Species: Kryptonian-Human hybrid clone

Debut: Episode 01 ("Independence Day")

Voiced by: Nolan North

Superboy was designed by Project Cadmus as a clone of Superman, meant to replace him if anything should ever happen to the Man of Steel, or to take him down should Superman ever turn from Truth, Justice and the American Way. Or, in exact words, from the Light. He was freed from the influence of Mind Control by Kid Flash, Aqualad and Robin, and after shaking off the brainwashing, made his own choice to join the others.

During the five-year gap between seasons, he breaks up with Miss Martian due to having problems with the use of her telepathy. He also begins attending college but continues operating with the Team, unlike Wally.

After the second season, Superboy leaves the Team and joins up with Nightwing and the others as a member of his private covert team, only to rejoin the Team in the second half of Season 3 and then the Outsiders in the season finale.
  • Adaptational Wimp: In this adaptation, he loses the telekinesis, Eye Beams, ice breath, and flight powers he had in the comics.
  • Adaptation Distillation: This version of Conner Kent skips past the vast majority of his two decades of publication and focuses primarily on his angsty days.
  • Aloof Big Brother: Acts this way to all the "Freshmen" members of the team in season 2.
    Conner: Ugh, you freshmen never do the homework!
  • Anti-Hero: At first, though he's been gradually softening. As of Invasion, possibly from being under Superman's wing for the last 5 years, he has become much more heroic since his anger issues have died down and he's troubled by Miss Martian's increased ruthlessness.
  • Badass in Distress: In "War," he is kidnapped by the Reach and kept in the Warworld
  • Battle Couple: With Miss Martian. They break up in season 2 but patch things together near the end. At the beginning of season 3, they're living together and Connor proposes to her.
  • Berserk Button:
    • He will flip out when anyone mocks his lack of acceptance from Superman.
    • Also, due to an incident with an illusion of the Joker in Mount Justice, he hates monkeys. And apes. Not that he's ever come across a normal ape or monkey, mind, nor one that isn't trying to kill him.
    • In "Agendas" he does not take being stuck in a pod wearing his Cadmus suit again very well, even though it's ostensibly meant to heal him.
  • The Berserker: Conner has some...anger issues that he takes out in combat. Best exemplified when Lex Luthor gives him specialized shields that give him full Kryptonian powers — it makes him more powerful, but it also makes him far more reckless and angry.
  • Blood Knight: Fighting is something that he usually did on instinct, but when he escaped Cadmus he seems to enjoy the thrill of battle and it is also a good stress reliever.
  • Betty and Veronica:
    • The "Archie" for Miss Martian's "Betty" (sweet and innocent) and Artemis' "Veronica" (jerkish and mysterious), though Artemis expressed interest in him exactly once, and M'gann was interested in him from the pilot episode.
    • The "Veronica" (gruff and serious) to Kid Flash's "Betty" (friendly and goofy) and Miss Martian's "Archie", though Wally's overtures towards her are futile.
  • The Big Guy: Of the original five, as the one who relies the most on his brute strength and was, initially, the most raring to get into fights.
  • Born as an Adult: Due to being a clone, he was created physically sixteen.
  • Boxing Lessons for Superman: Quite literally, in this case. After Black Canary embarrasses him in a training match, he quickly adapts and starts taking judo lessons.
  • Brainwashed and Crazy: Initially, while at Cadmus.
  • Brainy Brunette: Conner is a mechanical prodigy and has an encyclopedic knowledge over everything (due to the Genomes' programming).
  • Brooding Boy, Gentle Girl: The hot-tempered Brooding Boy who craves Superman's approval to M'gann's kind-hearted Gentle Girl who acts like the Team Mom.
  • Brought to You by the Letter "S": Wears first a t-shirt (season 1) than some sort of short sweater looking thing (season 2), both with Superman's S on the chest.
  • Byronic Hero: Let's see: In season 1 we have a brooding pretty boy with anger management problems, and a rather dark streak that can make other heroes wary of him but is still a very sympathetic character.
  • Character Development: Superboy changed from basically a big ball of rage into someone much calmer and collected, even becoming something of The Heart to the team.
  • Chick Magnet: He was sought after by the shy Miss Martian and the aggressive Artemis at first (although the latter only appears to lust for him). Also, the girls at his new school share an attraction to him in "Targets". Though the angst and his over-protectiveness of Megan was something of a turn-off.
  • Civvie Spandex: Like his comics counterpart, his costume is a black t-shirt with the Superman shield and a pair of jeans. Originally in short sleeves, he sports long sleeves in Season 2.
  • Clark Kenting: When appearing as a civilian, he just turns his shirt inside out. Taken Up to Eleven in the second season where during an interaction with a (non-hero) friend Conner is wearing his superhero gear, and a jacket.
  • Clones Are People, Too: Despite having "issues" with Superman, he has an independent life and is slowly forming his own personality.
  • Cloning Blues: Being a clone causes him angst of many kinds.
  • Clothing Damage: Constantly throughout Season 1. It helps that he's usually the one to engage the enemy's heavy hitters.
  • Costume Evolution: Gains long sleeves and fingerless gloves in Season 2.
  • Crazy Jealous Guy: Downplayed. He is visibly jealous at La'gaan being with Megan. However, he's gotten enough Character Development that he doesn't act crazy about it.
  • Cursed with Awesome: He'll never look older than 16, which also means he'll look great forever.
  • Dark Is Not Evil: Besides his red "S", Superboy's hero attire consists of dark clothing.
  • Deadpan Snarker: He has his moments, with equal parts "Deadpan" and "Snarker".
  • Defusing The Tykebomb: The entire team to him.
  • Fingerless Gloves: In Season 2.
  • Flawed Prototype: He's implied to be this when the circumstances surrounding his creation are revealed. The Light wanted to create a clone of Superman to either replace the man of steel should he fall or get rid of him if he becomes too much of an obstruction for the Light's Plans. They tried to make a fully Kryptonian clone when they created Match but Kryptonian DNA proved to be too complicated to perfectly replicate and while looking like superman and having full Kryptonian strength, Match proved to be mentally unstable and violently insane due to the flaws in the DNA replication. They tried again with human DNA to fill in the gaps making a clone that was partially human who wasn't insane but only has some of Superman's powers and diminished strength compared to the man of steel. Since the light was looking to make Superman's equal to either replace him or kill him, they obviously wouldn't want to settle for a partially human clone with only some of Superman's power. Even though they created the shield's to temporarily grant Conner access to full Kryptonian power, their usefulness was extremely limited. It's very likely that if Conner hadn't been found and the Light's cloning operations hadn't been discovered, they would have either found a way to permanently upgrade Conner with full Kryptonian power or he would have been used as further research on the road to making a perfect clone of Superman.
  • Fluffy Tamer: First a robo-sphere, and then a wolf. It's justified in that he is a clone of Superman and can handle large animals.
  • Friendly Enemy: By Season 3 he's this with Icicle Jr., to the point of thanking him for his help in recognizing his feelings for M'gann and excitedly telling him about their engagement in the middle of a fight.
  • Genius Bruiser: Strongly implied by his ability to repair technology from New Genesis and half his DNA being Lex Luthor's.
  • Good Costume Switch: His initial costume (given to him by Cadmus) is destroyed in the pilot. He gets his traditional outfit shortly after.
  • Good People Have Good Sex: By Season 3, he has overcome his demons and grown into a wholly good-natured man. Simultaneously, he and M'gann have rekindled their (heavily implied to be) intimate and exciting relationship.
  • Grease Monkey: Becomes a motorcycle mechanic between seasons.
  • Guile Hero: In "Terrors", he's surprisingly competent at playing the villains and getting in with them. Or not so surprising, considering his human father is Magnificent Bastard Lex Luthor.
  • Hair-Trigger Temper: Can go from zero to AAAARRRRRRRHHHHHGGG in the time it takes you to look at him funny, particularly if you push one of his buttons. Tamped down gradually over time.
  • Half-Human Hybrid: It turns out that like in the comics, Superboy is the half-Kryptonian, half-human hybrid clone of Superman and Lex Luthor.
  • Has Two Daddies: Half of his DNA is Superman's, the other half is Lex Luthor's.
  • The Heart: Despite all his rough edges, or perhaps because of them, Conner is pretty much always the first one to call What the Hell, Hero? when anyone steps out of line and can be relied on to stand up for anyone, even insane clones or berserking golems.
  • Heel–Face Turn: Shortly after he first meets the team.
  • Heroes Love Dogs: Superboy was the one to suggest bringing Wolf onto the Team and he's almost always seen with Wolf (along with Sphere).
  • Heroes Want Redheads: Connor eventually falls for redhead M'gann.
  • Heroic Bastard: His "fathers", Superman and Lex Luthor, are not married. In fact, they're each other's Arch-Enemy.
  • Hidden Depths:
    • There's actually a reasonably well-tuned brain behind all that superpowered berserker rage.
    • He is frequently seen working on and presumably repairing Sphere, indicating that he's a mechanical and engineering prodigy, possibly stemming from his human parent, Lex Luthor. He later makes a career out of this.
  • Homosexual Reproduction: His two genetic "fathers" are Superman and Lex Luthor.
  • Hot-Blooded: Attacks everything in his life with a raging temper. Whenever Superboy is fighting in battle he's always on the verge of screaming while going on a rampage.
  • Hotter and Sexier: He's a lot more attractive and muscular by Season 3, even wearing a black tank top that shows off his bigger physique. Season 3 also not so subtly implies that he and M'gann are sexually intimate with each other.
  • Hot for Teacher: Towards Black Canary, as indicated by the shapeshifting roleplay the security cameras pick up on him and M'gann playing (M'gann takes the form of Black Canary, mid-training, they make-out before she shifts back).
  • How Do I Shot Web?: Deals with this a bit in his introduction; he apparently knows he's a clone of Superman but not about the slight differences in their power sets.
  • In a Single Bound: He does this in almost every episode. He's heartbroken in the series premiere when he realizes he can't actually fly.
  • Innocent Fanservice Guy: When M'gann tells him he can't wear what he normally does to wear at school, he promptly changes. In front of her. This causes her to blush and turn away.
  • Incorruptible Pure Pureness: Despite his massive anger issues at times, he’s actually one of the most morally upright characters in the Team and is first to call out a team member for doing something morally questionable.
  • Interspecies Romance: He (a cloned half-human Kryptonian) and M'gann (a Martian).
  • "It" Is Dehumanizing: Referred to as such by Cadmus. It comes with the Cloning Blues.
  • Jerkass Has a Point: He’s blunt about it, but he raises some hard-to-argue and genuinely valid rants and advice:
    • Chewing out Kaldur for keeping the knowledge of a mole within the team is pretty understandable.
    • His complaints about M'gann abusing her telepathy? Correct. She’s actually doing more harm with it than good.
    • Accusing M'gann of using L'gaan as a rebound guy is pretty harsh, but he’s proven right many episodes later. M'gann uses this as the one of the reasons why she breaks up with L'gaan.
    • Verbally chastising Nightwing for keeping a massive undercover mission from the team? He couldn’t be more correct due to the jeopardy Dick put on some of the members.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: As mentioned above, he really wants Superman's acceptance and to essentially be just like Supes. And he is trying to work through the "jerk" bit, and he has become far more experienced and disciplined five years later. Outsiders develops this further with him getting to show how much he matured in the seven years since the beginning.
  • Laser-Guided Tyke-Bomb:
    • Heavily implied to be the intention behind his creation, as well as another reason why Superman has such a hard time trusting/accepting him. Superboy's own words are that he was created to replace Superman should he be killed in action, or to personally kill Superman himself should he turn from "The Light". Given he was developed as a weapon, that many of The Light's operations have been countermeasures against the Justice League and that Lex Luthor is a council member, it's more than likely they had the latter option in mind.
    • Subverted in "Usual Suspects". Cadmus may have intended to have more control, but by the time Superboy was broken out, they'd only gotten so far as implanting a shut-down phrase.
  • Last Minute Hookup: Finally gets together with Miss Martian again at the end of Season 2.
  • Leeroy Jenkins: Luthor's shields bring out this side of him; he either bites off more than he can chew or causes so much property damage it endangers the team.
  • Living Lie Detector: His hearing is sensitive enough to detect changes in heart rate.
  • Luke, I Am Your Father: Has Lex Luthor as his "second father".
  • May–December Romance: Zigzagged with M'gann. She's chronologically 48 but biologically 16. He is technically 16 weeks old, but has the body and mind of a 16-year-old.
  • Meaningful Name: His first name means "Wolf-kin," which is fitting considering he gets a wolf as a Cool Pet.
  • Mix-and-Match Man: Of Superman and Lex Luthor.
  • Mythology Gag: As pointed out by Word of God, he's an imperfect clone of Superman, and as such only has Superman's original powerset (strength, not quite superspeed, invulnerability, not flight).
  • Nature vs. Nurture:
    • Played with throughout the series. He was built as a weapon of the villainous group The Light, but after being rescued from Cadmus has been raised as a superhero.
    • This becomes an even bigger question when it's revealed only half of his genetic makeup is Superman's, with the other half being Lex Luthor's
  • Never Grew Up: Just like (briefly) in the comics, Conner doesn't grow older due to being a clone. In the Season 2 premiere, Conner still looks the same while the rest of the team has grown into young adulthood.
  • Nice Guy: Develops into this in Season 3, having lost a huge portion of his anger management issues, and is far more personable and easygoing.
  • Nigh Invulnerable: He is a clone of Superman after all.
  • No Social Skills: It's made all the more evident when he and M'gann go to school in episode 10. Only her telepathic pleas/hints kept him under control.
  • Not Growing Up Sucks: As a byproduct of the cloning process, Superboy will never age past 16.
  • Not Quite Flight: Back when he couldn't fly he was able to jump great lengths to get from place to place.
  • Not Wearing Tights: He's very adamant about this.
  • Oblivious to Love: At first.
  • Odd Friendship: He develops one with Icicle Jr. in "Terrors". When they finally meet again in "True Heroes" two seasons and several years later, Jr. expresses mild annoyance that Connor stole his girl, but Connor happily tells him that he and M'gann are engaged and Jr. is actually delighted for him. Did we mention this is while they're whaling on each other?
  • Official Couple: With M'gann after "Terrors". By the time of Season 2, Superboy broke off his relationship with M'gann, because of her willingness to Mind Rape her enemies. The last straw came when she tried to make him forget he was ever upset with her. Despite this, he still has feelings for her. As of Outsiders, they're back together again, share a home, and Superboy even proposes to her before leaving with Nightwing on a mission, to which she happily accepts.
  • Omniglot: Superboy knows many languages, including, but not limited to, English, Spanish, French, Korean, Arabic, Russian, Atlantean, etc. It's justified, seeing as he was fed copious amounts of information by the G-nomes as part of his conditioning.
  • Really Was Born Yesterday: He's physically and mentally sixteen years old, but is actually sixteen weeks old as of the pilot.
  • Red Herring Mole: In season one. Despite the grumpy demeanor and his past connection to Cadmus, he's not the mole among the team.
  • Red Is Heroic: The big, red "S" gives you a good guess on which side he's on.
  • Red Oni, Blue Oni: The red to Robin's blue.
  • Secret Secret-Keeper: He knew about M'gann's White Martian form before they even started dating. He figured she'd tell him when she was ready to.
  • Shirtless Scene: A lot of times.
  • Single-Target Sexuality: Showed hardly any interest in other girls, with the exception of one: M'gann M'orzz.
  • Smug Super: Initially started to disrespect Black Canary because of her lack of luck in the Super Power Lottery, but she makes him eat his words. Robin has some poignant words for him when Superboy disses Black Canary for this.
  • Strong and Skilled: Develops into this by Outsiders, where he gets to show he not only has super strength but the technique to back it in his fight against Baron Bedlam.
  • Sugar-and-Ice Personality: Can be rather aloof to others at first, but once you get to know him, he's not a bad guy.
  • Super Dickery: When the team first meets Superboy, he beats them all unconscious even though they were the ones to free him. Turns out he wasn't in full control of his actions because he was being mind controlled by G-Gnomes.
  • Super Strength: Can lift buildings and throw larger enemies around like ragdolls.
  • Super Senses: So far, telescopic and infra-red vision, along with super-hearing.
  • Super Serum: The Shields given to him by Lex repress his human DNA, giving him the full range of Kryptonian powers for about an hour. Unfortunately, it also exacerbates his already Hair-Trigger Temper, and the effect seems to compound each time he uses one
  • Super Toughness: Hardly anything hurts him.
  • Taking the Bullet: Not a lethal variant, but the spirit is the same. When Blue Beetle turns on the team in "War", he jumps in front of a restraining staple meant for Arsenal, letting himself be captured so Arsenal could flee
  • Tall, Dark, and Handsome: He's tall, dark-haired, and considered very attractive in-universe.
  • Took a Level in Kindness: He's mellowed out considerably by Season 3, and looks after Brion Markov because his short temper reminds Superboy of his old self.
  • Tranquil Fury: He's working on it. By Season 2, he's mostly succeeded. His confrontation with Nightwing in "The Fix" is probably the best example, never raising his voice once despite being very, very angry.
  • Trigger Phrase: Luthor can shut him down for hours with the phrase "red sun"... Or he could, until Miss Martian removed it in "Usual Suspects"
  • Troubled, but Cute: Anger issues? Yep. Clueless Chick Magnet? Yep.
  • Two First Names: Lampshaded. Miss Martian assumes Martian Manhunter gave him the name Kent as a tribute to the late Kent Nelson, prompting the response, "Shouldn't my name be Conner Nelson?"
  • Tyke-Bomb: He spent the first few weeks of his life as Cadmus's mind-controlled puppet.
  • Unresolved Sexual Tension: With Miss Martian until "Terrors". They go back to it in season 2
  • Unskilled, but Strong: He starts out as this for the first season, but by the time of Outsiders, he's well past this and has become Strong and Skilled.
  • Unstoppable Rage: He already has some major rage issues but Luthor's shields, which allow him full access to his Kryptonian powers, only make matters worse. He's learning how to turn it into Tranquil Fury (by season 2 he's made some progress).
  • Violently Protective Girlfriend: Gender-flipped. Hurting M'gann will piss him off.
  • "Well Done, Son!" Guy: His first encounter with Superman saw him earnestly looking for Superman's approval. From there, things only get worse. Things start to get better in "Auld Acquaintance" when Superman finally starts talking to him. And by Season 2, they are obviously close and Superman has given him a Kryptonian name.
  • What the Hell, Hero?:
    • When he sees what M'gann did to get information from the Krolotean mook in "Earthlings". He's cut off before he can really get going, but he's clearly shaken by it. In fact, this is what led to their break-up. That and M'gann tampering with his memories
    • He also calls out Nightwing in "The Fix" for keeping the double-agent missions a secret and inadvertently dragging M'Gann into the mess, with the potential of getting all three teammates killed.
  • When He Smiles: He rarely smiles, but when he does, it's truly special.
  • Working with the Ex: In season 2 with Miss Martian.
  • Would Hit a Girl: To protect another girl.
  • Younger Than They Look: He's chronologically six years old as of the second season, but will always appear 16, thus eventually he will at some point cross over into being Older Than They Look, as whilst his body will eventually expire and die like any other mortal being, he'll always have the same youthful appearance that he's had since his creation.

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    Miss Martian 

Miss Martian (M'gann M'orzz / Megan Morse)

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Designation: B05

Date Joined: July 8, 2010

Status: Active

Species: White Martian

Debut: Episode 02 ("Fireworks")

Voiced by: Danica McKellar

"Hello, Megan!"

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. By season 3, it, like "crash" and "whelmed," has become part of the team's in-group vernacular and Artemis ends up saying it, complete with the gesture.
  • 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 = Goodness: Zig-zagged. She's a classically beautiful Green-Skinned Space Babe who's the most obviously pleasant person in the team. Then it turns out that her true form is a hideous monster that looks more like a xenomorph from Alien. Then it turns out that she's got a hidden dark side to her personality that has the potential to be just as monstrous as her real appearance. Then, finally, she gets over that, becomes the morally upstanding hero she once appeared to be... and becomes increasingly comfortable with her true form, modifying her public-facing humanoid appearance to resemble it more and letting her teammates see the real her without shame or guilt.
  • 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.
    • Come Season 3 M'gann has completely abandoned her ruthless methods such as using Mind Rape on villains and had come to further embrace her White Martian heritage by changing her Shape Shifter Default Form to a white bald humanoid martian.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • May–December 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.
  • The One Where Everyone Dies: In season one, she accidentally brainwashes the Team into believing a training simulation is real and all the pretend deaths are real. Her uncle snaps her out of it by killing her in the simulation, waking everyone up.
  • 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!
  • Single Woman Seeks Good Man: Which is why she chose Conner over any guy who wanted her. He's the first person on Earth to not discriminate her based on her White Martian status whatsoever, supports and looks out for her when she needs it, and always believes that she has the capacity to change. In fact, she wouldn't have undergone most of her character development if it wasn’t for Conner.
  • 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) 

Designation: B06

Date Joined: December 5, 2010

Status: Inactive

Current Affiliation: None (Retired)

    Tigress (Artemis) 

Tigress / Artemis (Artemis Crock)

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Designation: B07

Date Joined: August 8, 2010

Status: Active

Species: Human

Debut: Episode 06 ("Infiltrator")

Voiced by: Stephanie Lemelin

"I feel naked, and not in a fun way."
Artemis is a mysterious archer originally introduced as Green Arrow's niece. In actuality, she is the daughter of Sportsmaster and retired villain Huntress, who decided to reject her family's criminal ways. She also has a sister, Jade Nguyen, who operates as the assassin Cheshire. Though Artemis initially goes to great lengths to hide this information from her friends on the Team, at the end of season 1 she comes clean about her family's checkered past and goes on to help capture her father.

Five years later, Artemis has retired from being a superhero and is attending college. She is also still in a relationship with Wally, and the two live together. She eventually rejoins the Team and then fakes her death in order to infiltrate the Light with Kaldur as the villainess Tigress.

Two years later, she joins the Outsiders under her new codename Tigress, and later rejoined the Team, still under the codename Tigress.

Not to be confused with fellow DC characters Artemis of Bana-Mighdall, and Artemis, Goddess of the Hunt.
  • Adaptational Heroism: Her comics namesake is evil, though in later stories she's much more sympathetic. Here, she's a heroic character through and through.
  • Adaptational Modesty: Likely due to her Age Lift. In the comics as Artemis her costume had Underboobs and Sideboob, but here the fanservice is limited to Bare Your Midriff. As Tigress, her costume covers her completely, as opposed to the comics where it shows considerable cleavage.
  • Adaptation Dye-Job: Comic book Artemis has blue eyes, while this Artemis has dark gray ones. Oddly, promotional material and early tie in comics featured her with blue eyes as well, before updating them to gray later on. In addition, in the comics her hair is either red or platinum blonde, while here it's a more normal blonde (dyed black while undercover).
  • Adaptation Expansion: While a minor villain in the comics (though with A Day in the Limelight in a couple arcs of JSA), Artemis has multiple major story arcs in the show.
  • Adaptation Origin Connection: In the comics, she's merely a minor villain who is the Legacy Character of her mother, the previous Huntress, and her father, Sportsmaster. Here, she's also made to be connected to the Arrow family via virtue of her name, Artemis. Additionally, Cheshire is now her older sister, a nod to the cat motif in the women of the family.
  • Affectionate Nickname: Called either "Babe" or "Beautiful" by Wally.
  • Age Lift: In the comics, she only got into the game as an adult, but here, she's been doing it ever since she was a teenager (and as a hero instead of a villain... for a while, in a way...).
  • All Girls Want Bad Boys: Had a crush on the moody Superboy, and even gets pissed off when she finds out he and M'gann have been dating in "Secrets."
  • Archer Archetype: Somewhat cold, strong-minded, independent, and haughty at the beginning, to the point of being pegged as a potential mole because of this. By the second season, she's mellowed out and is far easier to work with.
  • Ascended Fangirl: Since archery was her primary skill, she had admired Green Arrow from a distance, and chose green as a costume color because of him. She would later become one of his two primary trainees.
  • Bad Liar: Ninja boyfriends. And cousins who did not W-I-N the state spelling bee.
  • Badass Normal: No superpowers, but dangerous with a bow and arrow.
  • Bare Your Midriff: Part of her superhero outfit shows off her toned stomach.
  • Battle Couple: With Kid Flash — as they work together in freeing the mind-controlled Leaguers before becoming an Official Couple and stopping the invasion in Paris
  • Becoming the Mask: "The Fix" shows that she fears doing this, and sometimes looks in the mirror purely to remind herself that she's Artemis
  • Belligerent Sexual Tension: With Kid Flash — They spend most of the time arguing with each other but it's obvious (especially to Robin) that they are attracted to one another.
  • Better as Friends: After clearly having become close in the time since Wally's death this is ultimately where she and Will both start and end in season 3
  • Betty and Veronica: The "Veronica" (jerkish and mysterious) to Miss Martian's "Betty" (sweet and innocent) for Superboy's "Archie". Superboy ends up dating M'gann.
  • Birds of a Feather: With Kid Flash. 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.
  • Blatant Lies: About her backstory:
    • While she was amnesiac, she revealed to Kid Flash that it would be fully in character for her father to send her out to kill someone like him as a test. After they got their memories back, he questioned her about this where she hastily made up a story about a movie plot with ninjas.
    • In a later episode Robin noticed her in Gotham City instead of where Green Arrow lives. She said she was visiting her cousin. Robin had taken a picture with her in his civilian identity as a joke, and was just trolling the hell out of her.
  • Blood Knight: Her preferred response to emotional stress is to look for an ass to kick.
  • Broken Bird: Due to emotional abuse by her father during her childhood. Much of her Character Development in Season 1 revolves around growing out of her personal trauma.
  • Cain and Abel: Subverted. She's a hero (Abel) while her sister is the villain Cheshire (Cain) and both have little problem fighting each other. However, they do love each other as evident in Artemis's relief that Jade wasn't dead from a plane crash and Jade saving her from an avalanche. To further prove this point, it turns out that she named her daughter after Artemis' middle name — Lian.
  • Canon Character All Along: Initially, it seems she's a Canon Foreigner made for the show. It turns out that she's a heavily revamped version of Artemis Crock, a minor villainess in the comics.
  • Canon Immigrant:
    • She's a playable hero in the Teen Titans Go! Teeny Titans game. She also makes a cameo in the Teen Titans Go! To the Movies.
    • Arrow's Evelyn Crawford Sharp (Starling) originates from the New 52 run of the Birds of Prey comic, but she instead opts to go by Artemis as her superhero name. Evelyn also resembles both Starling and Artemis in her superhero guise.
  • Character Development: Artemis started off very much as a Broken Bird, with serious trust issues and way more insecure than she let on. By the end, she's come to trust her friends and has become much more confident.
  • Childhood Friends: With Cameron, AKA, Icicle Jr., as shown in the tie-in comics. In the main DC universe, their counterparts are married.
  • Classical Anti-Hero: When first introduced, especially evident in "Homefront" and "Secrets", where it's very clear how insecure she is in herself and abilities.
  • Color-Coded Eyes: She has dark gray eyes that look almost black, representing her strong will and secretiveness.
  • Combat Medic: Artemis has demonstrated some skills in emergency medicine when she tended to the dehydrated Aqualad, and provided a sling for Kid Flash's broken arm.
  • Composite Character: Is a composite of the second Speedy from the comics (Mia Dearden) and villainess Tigress III (Artemis Crock) from the Young Justice comics. And as the (half-)Asian girlfriend of Wally West, she has some elements of Linda Park, Wally's usual love interest.
  • Contralto of Danger: Has a lower voice than the more feminine M'gann and Zatanna, befitting her tougher, more tomboyish, more mysterious nature. Puts this to good use in season 2 as a Deep Cover Agent for the Light.
  • Dark and Troubled Past: Artemis was emotionally abused by her villainous father, which got worse after her mother was arrested for her villain activities. Her sister and only sibling left because of the abuse. She then spent the next years being raised by her very un-dadlike father. It resulted in her having an inferiority-superiority complex, a lot of trust issues, and intense feelings of shame of her family's history.
  • Dark-Skinned Blond: Because she's biracial, she has tanned skin and blonde hair.
  • Deadpan Snarker: Mostly toward Wally. Gets one with Red Arrow in "Insecurity".
  • Defrosting Ice Queen: Towards Wally mainly, but has also warmed up to Robin and Zatanna.
  • Evil Costume Switch: After joining Aqualad's Reverse Mole operation inside The Light as the villain Tigress.
  • Faking the Dead: In order to infiltrate the Light.
  • Family Theme Naming: Assumes the identity of Tigress in Season 2, following the theme of her mother and sister's code names Huntress and Cheshire
  • Foolish Sibling, Responsible Sibling: The Responsible Sibling who works for the good guys to Jade's Foolish Sibling, who works for the League of Shadows.
  • Freudian Slip: During her therapy session with Black Canary, Artemis accidentally lets it slip that she's more worried about Wally learning about her past than anyone else on the team.
  • Green-Eyed Monster: She wasn't too happy with Wally's birthday wish for M'gann to kiss him in "Coldhearted".
  • Guys Smash, Girls Shoot: Subverted as of "Secrets." Artemis prefers ranged combat, but is fully capable of beating the shit out of people with her bare hands, hell, she even enjoys it.
  • Hair of Gold, Heart of Gold: She has blonde and is generally a good person, who wants to be a hero.
  • Hairstyle Inertia: Flashbacks and pictures of Artemis as a child shows she's always wore a ponytail.
  • Heartbroken Badass: After Wally dies. She goes back to the hero business, but takes up as being "Tigress" instead of her Artemis attire. Why? "Artemis was Wally's partner."
  • Heroes Love Dogs: By season 2, she and Wally own a pitbull.
  • Heroes Want Redheads: Becomes an Official Couple with Wally West/Kid Flash.
  • Hidden Depths: She is able to understand complex scientific terms like Wally.
  • Holding Hands: With Kid Flash in "Bereft".
  • Hormone-Addled Teenager: During the show, there's a scene where she's seen wearing a shirt... and there's no indication that there's anything below that. Also, Word of God is that she wasn't a virgin before the beginning of the show.
  • I Just Want to Be Special: Episode 23 reveals just how much she wants to be part of the team. When she finds out she was only allowed on the Team because her mother begged the League, and not because of her skills, she's crushed.
  • I Just Want to Have Friends: Episode 23 reveals just how much she wants to be part of the team. She goes to extreme lengths to prevent the Team from learning about her villain family.
  • Indy Ploy: In "The Fix", she quickly copes with Psimon being brought in to cure Kaldur, which could expose them both, by disabling him and convincing Black Manta to get M'gann instead, thereby allowing Kaldur to be cured without anyone being the wiser. Not bad for a Bad Liar.
  • Ineffectual Loner: Despite her aloofness, she really does want to work with the Team.
  • Inferiority Superiority Complex: Artemis always acts cocky and confident, but it's slowly revealed that she is deeply unsure of her own abilities, especially in comparisons to her sister (an assassin) and the other heroes, many of whom have super-powers.
  • Interspecies Romance: She (a human) and Wally (a metahuman).
  • Irony: In the first season she lies about being Oliver's niece to justify her sidekick status. In the second season, her sister has married Roy Harper's clone, meaning Artemis actually is Ollie's niece-in-law by a tenuous mix of blood and legality.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Has anger issues and can be confrontational. But she is a good person and wants to be a hero.
  • Jumped at the Call: She is quite happy to stay with Wally, but sprung back out of retirement when Nightwing called. At the end of Season 2, Artemis gets back into full-time hero work to cope with Wally's death—despite his dying while on the team
  • Licked by the Dog: Wolf doesn't sound the alarm when she puts an inhibitor collar on him just before infiltrating Mount Justice
  • Living Emotional Crutch: To Paula. Her apparent death was the hardest thing she has gone through. Justified because they are mother and daughter.
  • Meaningful Name: In Greek Mythology, Artemis is the goddess of hunting and used a bow and arrow. Also a reference to her mother's codename, Huntress.
  • Meaningful Rename: Tigress, a mix of the hunter and cat motifs of her mother and sister's code names Huntress and Cheshire. She decides to take on the name full-time in the season 2 finale as a way of coping with Wally's death; according to her, "Artemis" was his partner and she needs distance
  • The Mirror Shows Your True Self: Inverted, then played straight in season 2.
  • Mixed Ancestry: Vietnamese on her mother's side and Caucasian on her father's side.
  • Morality Pet: Acts as one to her older, villain assassin sister, Cheshire. While they are on the opposing side and fight because of that, Cheshire genuinely loves her little sister.
  • Mysterious Past: Her father is Sportsmaster, her mother is the ex-villain Huntress, and her sister is Cheshire. Artemis hides this from the team until "Usual Suspects."
  • Mythology Gag:
    • Her villain alias, Tigress, is what her evil comics counterpart uses. Her mother, Paula, is also the original Tigress in the comics, though she was called Huntress (her own alias in the show) until the Bat-Family member of the same name was introduced.
    • The tie-in comic shows that she used to be friends with Icicle, Jr.. Their counterparts in the comics were married.
  • Official Couple: With Wally, post-Time Skip.
  • Omniglot: Artemis can speak, besides English, French, Vietnamese, and high school Spanish.
  • Opposites Attract: Downplayed with Kid Flash. 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 Superboy, but ends up with Kid Flash, who initially had a thing for Miss Martian.
  • Promoted to Love Interest: Her comic counterpart was a villain who had no relationship with Kid Flash (and in fact was in a relationship with Icicle Jr., with whom she had a daughter).
  • Race Lift: She's half Vietnamese, while her comic counterparts are fully Caucasian.
  • Rapunzel Hair: Keeps it around waist length.
  • Real Name as an Alias: "Artemis" is both her real name and superhero name. Not so much in season two, where she goes by "Tigress", and it sticks as her permanent codename afterwards.
  • Reality Is Unrealistic: A major complaint about her character design is how she's half Asian but has blonde hair. She's actually visually based on producer Victor Cook's daughter, who is a natural blonde despite having parents who are both half-Asian.
  • Red Herring Mole: Despite her anger and aloofness, she's not the mole in season one.
  • Related in the Adaptation: She hasn't even met Cheshire in the comics, and she's definitely related to her!
  • Retired Badass: Post-Time Skip, she and Wally are retired from the superhero business.
  • Reverse Mole: After faking her own death to build Kaldur's credibility with the Light, she joins him as a mole in Black Manta's organization
  • Sexy Shirt Switch: Wears nothing but a red jersey of Wally's on Valentine's Day.
  • She Is All Grown Up: According to Icicle Jr.
  • Shipper with an Agenda: Ships Miss Martian with Aqualad, if only for the sake of trying to deflect her interest in Superboy.
  • Single Woman Seeks Good Man: Becomes an Official Couple with Kid Flash/Wally, the guy who explicitly told her she wasn't a replacement for Roy and was indeed a real archer.
  • Sixth Ranger: Breaks the original Five-Man Band when she joins the Team a few episodes into season 1.
  • Strong Family Resemblance: Lose the blonde hair, and she's a mirror image to her older sister and mother.
  • Team Mom: She's pretty much this in Season 3, especially to Violet and Tara right down to the nagging.
  • Terms of Endangerment: Artemis is called "Baby Girl" by her father but they are enemies.
  • That Man Is Dead: She completely discards her crimefighting identity as Artemis, and becomes Tigress from thereon. This is because she view Artemis as the partner of Kid Flash, who died, and so she wanted to distance herself from it.
  • Tomboyish Ponytail: In contrast to M'gann, who wears her hair down, Artemis ties her long hair in a ponytail.
  • Town Girls: The Butch to Zatanna's Neither and Miss Martian's Femme.
  • Training from Hell: Her training under Sportsmaster in her youth is implied to be this. In "Beref", after her and Wally wake up in a shack with the memories of the last 6 months erased, Artemis is confused about her hero outfit (she wasn't a superhero 6 months prior) and suspects she's undergoing some sort of training mission from her father, all but outright saying that Waking Up Elsewhere in a different outfit frequently happened to her.
  • Troubled Fetal Position: Goes into one of these during "Homefront" after the rest of the team is captured
  • Tsundere: Mostly towards Wally, whom she acts very harshly to before they get together.
  • Twofer Token Minority: She's one of the few females and is half-Vietnamese.
  • Vasquez Always Dies:
    • She's the first one to die in "Failsafe."
    • Subverted in "Depths." She's the first of the old team to "die" but it's part of an elaborate plan concocted by her, Wally, Nightwing, and Aqualad
  • What the Hell, Hero?: Gives one to Miss Martian telepathically after M'gann Mind Rapes Kaldur.
  • White Sheep: The rest of her family are either villains or ex-villains.

    Zatanna 

Designation: B08

Date Joined: November 7, 2010

Status: Inactive

Current Affiliation: Justice League

    Rocket 

Designation: B09

Date Joined: December 30, 2010

Status: Inactive

Current Affiliation: Justice League

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    The Bio Ship 

Miss Martian's Bio Ship

Species: Ship

Debut: Episode 03 ("Welcome to Happy Harbour")

  • 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 shape-shifting a hole in the hull.

    Sphere 

Sphere / The Super Cycle

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Designation: C01

Status: Active

Species: New Genesis Robot

Debut: Episode 09 ("Bereft")

A robotic sphere from New Genesis that came through a boom tube to the Bialyan desert and developed a liking for Superboy. Later, her true form as the "Super Cycle" and the New Genesphere were made known to the team by the Forever People. She now lives in The Cave and serves as a means of transport for The Team.


  • Companion Cube: Superboy seems to be able to understand her moods.
  • Cool Bike: Can transform into one.
  • Hubcap Hovercraft: By Season 3, Sphere rotates her wheels parallel to the ground while flying.
  • Mama Bear: Is very protective of Superboy. This gets extended to Halo in Season 3.
  • Monowheel Mayhem: In Season 3, Sphere has morphed into a huge tricycle thing with a monowheel-like cockpit.
  • Properly Paranoid: When she hears that Cyborg was rebuilt with a Fatherbox, she goes berserk until Superboy and Halo calm her down. Then a couple of episodes later, the Fatherbox takes Cyborg over and very nearly kills Halo...
  • Puppeteer Parasite: A heroic version. Sphere can transform into a bug-like control apparatus and latch onto certain mechanical foes, at which point Superboy can control them by "driving" them through Sphere. It worked on Infinity Man, but the Appellaxian golem avoided the attempt.
  • Romantic Wingman: Bizarrely enough. Sphere used to rumble to alert Connor and Megan whenever someone was entering a room, so that they wouldn't be caught doing anything... uh. Embarrassing.
  • Samus Is a Girl: Superboy is surprised when the Forever People refer to Sphere as female.
  • Team Pet: The Team all care for Sphere.
  • The Voiceless: Speaks in vehicular rumbling.

    Wolf 

Wolf

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Designation: C02

Status: Inactive

Current Affiliation: None (Retired)

Species: Mutated Wolf

Debut: Episode 13 ("Alpha Male")

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 a 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.
    • Old Dog: How he's treated by the Team these days.
  • 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.


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