Follow TV Tropes

Following

Characters / Young Justice: The Team - Season Two

Go To

This page is for listing tropes related to the Team, the group of young heroes assigned to undertake covert operations on behalf of the Justice League in the animated series Young Justice.

Advertisement:

    open/close all folders 

Joined between Season 1 and Season 2

    Tempest 

Tempest (Garth)

https://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/yjo_garth_6.png

Designation: B10

Date Joined: Post-2010

Status: Inactive

Current Affiliation: Atlantis

Species: Atlantean

Debut: Episode 08 ("Downtime")

Voiced by: Yuri Lowenthal

Aqualad's best friend. With Kaldur, he assisted Aquaman just enough to help him defeat Ocean Master, but unlike Kaldur, he declined being Aquaman's apprentice and continued studying at the Conservatory of Sorcery under Queen Mera, where he learned the power of the tempest. Joined and left the team during the 5-year Time Skip. Shows up in Season 3, as the Atlantean ambassador to the United Nations.


    Aquagirl 

Aquagirl (Tula)

https://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/yj_aquagirl.png

Designation: B11

Date Joined: Post-2010

Status: Deceased

Species: Atlantean

Debut: Episode 08 ("Downtime")

Voiced by: Cree Summer (Season 1, Legacy), Stephanie Lemelin (Invasion)

Aqualad's crush and one of his closest friends. Joined the team during the 5-year Time Skip.


    Troia 

Troia

https://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/yjo_troia_5.png

Designation: B12

Date Joined: Post-2010

Status: Inactive

Current Affiliation: Themyscira

Species: Amazonian

Debut: Episode 48 ("Royal We")

Voiced by: Grey Griffin

Joined (and apparently left) the team sometime during the Time Skip between Seasons 1 and 2. She made her first appearance in Season 3, as the Themysciran ambassador to the United Nations.


  • Ambadassador: A former member of the team, and currently the Themysciran ambassador to the United Nations.
  • All There in the Manual: Her existence was revealed through the creators, and she was not alluded to in the actual show until Season 3.
  • Deadpan Snarker:
    Bialyan ambassador: Why has no Bialyan hero been invited to join [the Justice League]?
    Troia: When Bialya produces a hero who isn't a wanted criminal, perhaps the League will consider her or his candidacy.
    Bialyan ambassador: That statement is an outrageous exaggeration!
    Troia: Meaning it is largely accurate.
  • Only One Name: The GBS broadcast of the UN Summit showed her name as just Troia, while other ambassadors had both first and last names shown, indicating that Troia is the only name she has.
  • Secret Public Identity: According to Word of God, she went by Troia while she was a member of the team, which seems to be her actual name in this universe.
Advertisement:

    Robin II 

Robin (Jason Todd)

Designation: B13

Date Joined: Post-2010

Status: Deceased

Species: Human

Voiced by: Josh Keaton

The second Robin. Not a lot is known about him, besides the fact that he died in the five year gap between seasons.


  • Animal-Themed Superbeing: Birds.
  • Back from the Dead: In Season 3.
  • Dead Sidekick: To Batman.
  • Dying to Be Replaced: Specifically, by Tim Drake.
  • Laser-Guided Amnesia: When he returns in Season 3, it's as a masked, nameless League of Shadows grunt with no memory. His memories begin to return by the end of the episode, something Ra's al Ghul takes satisfaction in.
  • Legacy Character: The second Robin, taking up the mantle after Dick Grayson became Nightwing.
  • We Hardly Knew Ye: He's never directly mentioned in dialogue. We only know he existed because there's a memorial hologram of him in the grotto.
  • Wham Shot: He’s revealed to have been the red-hooded assassin when he takes off the hood, revealing his signature hairstyle.

    Lieutenant and Sergeant Marvel 

Lieutenant and Sergeant Marvel (Freddy Freeman and Mary Bromfield)

Designation: B14-15

Date Joined: Post-2010

Status: Inactive

Species: Metahuman

Joined (and apparently left) the team sometime during the Time Skip.


    Batgirl 

Designation: B16

Date Joined: Post-2010

Status: Inactive

Current Affiliation: Nightwing's Team

    Bumblebee 

Bumblebee (Karen Beecher)

https://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/yji_bumblebee.png

Designation: B17

Date Joined: Post-2010

Status: Inactive

Species: Human

Debut: Episode 10 ("Targets")

Voiced by: Masasa Moyo

Once just a student at Miss Martian and Superboy's high school, Karen Beecher is now both the lab assistant and protégé to the Atom, as well as a full-fledged member of The Team.


    Lagoon Boy 

Lagoon Boy (La'gaan)

https://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/yj_lagoonboy.png
"NEPTUNE'S BEARD!"

Designation: B18

Date Joined: Post-2010

Status: Inactive

Species: Atlantean

Debut: Episode 08 ("Downtime")

Voiced by: Yuri Lowenthal

An amphibious student of sorcery from Atlantis, La'gaan, or "Lagoon Boy" is one of the newest additions to the team during season two. Lagoon Boy is always eager to prove himself, is the new sidekick of Aquaman after the Face–Heel Turn of Kaldur and was in a relationship with Miss Martian.


  • Amicable Exes: With Miss Martian.
  • Ascended Extra: Appeared during Aqualad's visit to Atlantis in "Downtime" and becomes a main hero in season 2.
  • Ascended Fanboy: According to Cartoon Network's supplementary material, he's a surface world fanboy, much like his comic counterpart.
    • Was also a huge fan of Aqualad... y'know, before he appeared to go over to Team Evil.
    • According to tie-comics, one of the reasons he wanted go to the surface was because he wanted to get away from Atlantis, where he was discriminated against because of how he looks and, obviously was disappointed.
  • Badass in Distress: For a few episodes before he was rescued.
  • Boisterous Bruiser: He's always excited to kick ass.
  • Broken Pedestal: Used to idolize Aqualad.
  • Deadpan Snarker: As this line from "Happy New Year" would show:
    La'gaan (after Jaime takes out a suspected zeta-tube hideout): Congratulations, Blue. You took out an actual toolshed.
  • Dressing as the Enemy: In “Summit” he is one of the members who disguises himself as one of the assassins working for The Light and works as The Cavalry for Kaldur and the rest of the heroes while Savage actually believed they were reinforcement for The Light.
  • Fantastic Racism: Among Atlanteans, there are "purists" who discriminate against those with non-human attributes like fins and gills. If Kaldur, who has hardly-noticeable gills and webbed fingers but is otherwise indistinguishable from a standard human, is given a hard time, you can imagine what life was like for poor La'gaan, who looks only vaguely human-shaped. (Word of God is that he is human, however— ancient Atlanteans used a combination of magic and science to enable themselves to survive underwater. In La'gaan's case, it's more obvious than others.)
  • Fish People: Unlike Kaldur, Garth, and Tula, who have more "pure" human blood (the last two are pure-blooded Atlanteans), La'gaan has green skin, red eyes, fins, and gills, but manages to look humanoid.
  • The Friend Nobody Likes: He’s constantly berated for being whiny, constantly ruining the mission, and he can be found unbearable. Even those who he usually doesn’t interact with have clear implications that they dislike him for some reason (Take Beast Boy who's a Shipper on Deck for M'gann and Superboy). Aqualad is probably the only one who likes him.
  • Full-Contact Magic: All his magic is punctuated with grand gestures.
  • Heartbroken Badass: After M'gann breaks up with him, even referring to him as her "rebound guy".
  • Heroic Resolve: Gets experimented on? Still fights Black Beetle. Gets electrocuted and thrown into a console? Still dodges plasma blasts and carries a very heavy Blue Beetle to the ship. And as soon as he can stand, he goes to give M'gann a hug.
  • Hidden Depths: For all his arrogance and brash attitude, he is actually very insecure about his physical appearance, going as far as saying that "a scary monster" is something he sees everyday on a mirror, and genuinely cares for his friends' safety (including Superboy's).
  • Hidden Heart of Gold: Another interpretation of his character, his attitude problem steams off that he, apparently, is insecure about everything about himself: as said above, his physical appearance, because he's a victim of racism; his worth in the team, evident in his eagerness to prove himself, and the stability of his relationship with his girlfriend, he's aware of the sexual tension that exist between her and her ex Superboy and that may be the reason of why he flaunts their relationship in front of Superboy.
  • Hold Your Hippogriffs: A chronic offender. His pet name for M'gann is "angelfish", he calls friends (and enemies, when he's being vaguely threatening) "chum", he says that something easy will be "a piece of crabcake"...
  • Hot-Blooded: He probably wouldn't have been captured in "Depths" if he hadn't gotten angry at Superboy's comment and decided to prove he didn't need help from the "Boy of Steel".
  • Interspecies Romance: He (an Atlantean)and Miss Martian (a Martian).
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: According to Superboy, he's kind of a jerk, but is sweet on M'gann. So far though, the only person he seems to frequently disrespect is Superboy himself.
  • The Kids Are American: Most Atlanteans in the series speak with a very slow, formal syntax and slight accent, developed by Kaldur's voice actor to reflect that he was not a native English speaker and mimicked by the other actors for consistency. La'gaan is the youngest of the named Atlantean characters, and his English is much more relaxed and fluent, with little to no traces of an accent at all. It's especially interesting, because La'gaan and fellow Atlantean Garth are both played Yuri Lowenthal, and while Garth's dialogue is limited to one episode and the video game, his speech is consistent with Kaldur's, meaning La'gaan's much more casual English is likely a deliberate choice, possibly reflecting a greater level of immersion with native English speakers at a younger age than Kaldur and the others, or a more concentrated attempt to "fit in."
  • Leeroy Jenkins: The reason for his capture in "Depths."
  • Magic Knight: Like Aqualad, he combines magic with weapon-based combat training.
  • Make-Out Kids: With Miss Martian.
  • Marked Change: When his tattoos start to glow, Lagoon Boy we'll get bigger and stronger.
  • May–December Romance: Zigzagged with Miss Martian. She's chronologically 53, but biologically 18, while he's 17.
  • Named by the Adaptation: Was the first incarnation of the character to be named. He's "La'gaan" to justify his codename.
  • Non-Indicative Name: "Lagoon Boy" doesn't exactly tell you he comes from the sea, does it? As noted above, he was given the name "La'gaan" to semi-justify his codename's non-indicativeness. At a convention appearance, Greg Weisman explained that he just heard the English word "lagoon" one day, didn't exactly understand what it referred to, but noted its similarity to his own name and that was water-related, and took it for his own.
  • Official Couple: With Miss Martian.
  • Oh My Gods!: "Neptune's beard!"
  • Power Tattoo: Though since he completed more of his training, unlike Aqualad, his only appear when they're in use.
  • Pungeon Master: Loves his fish puns.
  • Rebuilt Pedestal: In the Season 2 finale, he asks Aqualad if he really trusts him, to which he replies that he's always trusted La'gaan. His smile after hearing this seals the deal.
  • Red Eyes, Take Warning: Subverted as he's one of the heroes.
  • Shout-Out: Visually, a homage to the Creature from the Black Lagoon.
  • Sidekick: Of Aquaman in Season 2.
  • Steven Ulysses Perhero: Laggon Boy's real name is La'gaan.
  • Super Mode: Can increase his size in a pinch, like a toad or puffer fish. This also gives him increased strength and durability.
  • Taking the Bullet: He does this for Megan, taking the final blow of Klarion’s conjured giant fire snake in order to protect her. Because he’s Made of Iron most of the time, he survives this with little difficulty.
  • Walking Shirtless Scene: His "hero uniform" consists of a pair of black swimming trunks.
  • When All You Have Is a Hammer...: For the most part his offensive options on land is to turn into his super mode and hit/tackle/smash stuff. He has some limited water control and Atlantean magic too, but typically defaults to this. In Young Justice Legacy all of his special attacks are this.
  • Wrestler in All of Us: Takes out a Krolotean mech with a suplex.
Advertisement:

    Beast Boy 

Designation: B19

Date Joined: Post-2010

Status: Inactive

Current Affiliation: Outsiders

    Robin III 

Designation: B20

Date Joined: 2015, Before February 16

Status: Inactive

Current Affiliation: Batman Incorporated

    Wonder Girl 

Designation: B21

Date Joined: Post-February 17, 2015

Status: Inactive

Current Affiliation: Outsiders

    Blue Beetle III 

Designation: B22

Date Joined: December 1, 2015

Status: Inactive

Current Affiliation: Outsiders

    The Scarab 

Status: Inactive

Current Affiliation: Outsiders

    Guardian III 

Guardian III / Mal Duncan

https://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/yji_malduncan.png

Designation: A10 / B24

Date Joined: Post-2010

Status: Inactive

Species: Human

Debut: Episode 10 ("Targets")

Voiced by: Kevin Michael Richardson

Originally one of Superboy and M'gann's classmates at Happy Harbor High, Mal Duncan is both Karen's boyfriend and the tactical coordinator for the team during season 2. During a battle with Despero, he adopts the identity of the Guardian as a distraction. He later joined the team as a field operative.


  • Affirmative Action Legacy: The two previous Guardians were white.
  • Ascended Extra: Twice. In season two, he ascends from just being a friend of Conner's and Megan's to the team's Mission Control. He ascends again in "Cornered," from Mission Control and "Bumblebee's neglected boyfriend" to being Guardian, a hero in his own right.
  • Ascended Fanboy: Downplayed. He's shown wearing a Superman shirt the first time we meet him, and in "Secrets" even makes his own custom Superman Halloween costume. note  And while Mal is never seen personally working with Superman, he has become close friends with Superman's brother, Superboy, by season 2.
  • Babies Ever After: By Outsiders, he's fathering a child with his longtime girlfriend Karen.
  • Badass Baritone: Has a deep voice and becomes a Badass Normal.
  • Badass Beard: Mal has grown a thich beard since the end of Season 2.
  • Badass in Distress: In "War," he is kidnapped by the Reach and kept in the War World.
  • Badass Normal: Thanks to Black Canary's training he can help out in the field.
  • Bald of Awesome: It appears he's lost his hair during the time skip to Outsiders.
  • Battle Couple: With Bumblebee after becoming Guardian III — They are High-School Sweethearts and heroes, even getting into a relationship fight in the middle of a mission.
  • The Cameo: In "Schooled" and "Secrets".
  • Dark Is Not Evil: Except for his helmet, Guardian's main color scheme is black.
  • Did You Just Flip Off Cthulhu?: He intentionally distracts Despero with his Fake Ultimate Hero routine despite knowing that a single punch could kill him to give his other teammates time to rally and take him down.
  • Dogged Nice Guy: Mal getting shot down when trying to tear Karen away from her work as Dr. Ray Palmer's lab assistant.
  • Fake Ultimate Hero: Uses this as a means to distract Despero. It worked and he would become a field operative of the team as the new Guardian.
  • Gentle Giant: He's built like a line backer and is a total sweetheart.
  • Heroic Build: When he becomes Guardian II.
  • High-School Sweethearts: As "Targets" and "Happy New Year" show, he and Karen have been together since their high school days.
  • Huge Guy, Tiny Girl: With his girlfriend, Karen.
  • In-Series Nickname: His full name is actually "Malcolm", but he's always called, "Mal".
  • Insecure Love Interest: He admits to Karen that he feels stupid when it comes to her and her scientific brilliance.
  • Jerk Jock: Subverted. He comes off as an arrogant punk in his first appearance when he challenges Connor...after he thought Connor was bullying one of his friends. Moreover, that friend was smaller and more timid than either him or Connor.
  • Legacy Character: The original Guardian was Roy Harper's great-grandfather, Jim Harper, and the second was a clone of Roy also named Jim Harper who believed himself to be Roy's uncle and the original Guardian's grandson.
  • Milking the Giant Cow: When hamming it up in an attempt to intimidate Despero.
  • Mission Control: He acts as this for the Team, coordinating the different squads while on a mission.
  • Nice Guy: Along with Jaime he's the nicest guy on the Team.
  • Non-Action Guy: Defied in "Cornered" where he takes the guise of the Guardian against Despero, using Black Canary's training to distract Despero long enough until a plan could be formulated.
  • Official Couple: With Karen Beecher AKA Bumblebee.
  • Tall, Dark, and Handsome: Tall, dark-skinned and dark-haired, and attractive.
  • Took a Level in Badass: He went from Mission Control and Non-Action Guy to joining in on the battles from "Cornered" and onwards.
  • Took a Level in Kindness: In his brief appearances in the first season he comes across as a somewhat arrogant and thuggish, but in the five year time skip, he's become more mellow.
  • Willing Channeler: Allowed himself to be possessed by Zatanna to beat Despero.

Joined in Season 2

    Kid Flash II (Impulse) 

Designation: B23

Date Joined: March 21, 2016

Status: Inactive

Current Affiliation: Outsiders

    Arsenal 

Arsenal / Speedy (Roy Harper)

https://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/yjo_arsenal.png

Designation: B25

Date Joined: April 8, 2016

Status: Inactive

Current Affiliation: None

Species: Cybernetically-enhanced human

Debut: Episode 26 ("Auld Acquaintance")

Voiced by: Crispin Freeman

"We were partners, friends!"

The real Roy Harper, the former sidekick of Green Arrow who was kidnapped by the Light three years before the beginning of the series. Red Arrow, his Cadmus-made clone, eventually rescues him in season 2. After acquiring a robotic right arm from LexCorp—he had lost his arm during his kidnapping—he returns to hero work to get revenge on the people who ruined his life.

As of Outsiders, Roy does some part-time work as a security guard just to make ends meet.


  • Anti-Hero: He's an unscrupulous hero. For example, he tries to assassinate Lex Luthor for ruining his life when he first wakes up. "True Colors" demonstrates that he'd gladly go against orders and plant a bomb during a covert operation for no reason other than to give Luthor grief.
  • Appropriated Appellation: Picks up his name when Luthor compliments him during the hero's assassination attempt.
    Lex Luthor: Quite the arsenal you've brought tonight, Mr. Harper.
    Arsenal: You haven't seen the half of it, Luthor!
    Lex Luthor: Oh, I wasn't talking about the weaponry. I myself never go armed. No, the greatest arsenal any man can bring to the party consists of the resources of his own mind: his intelligence, his stratagems, his force of will. And you, my young friend, have all of those in spades.
  • An Arm and a Leg: Lost his right arm after being captured by The Light.
  • Arm Cannon: A gift from Lex Luthor.
  • Artificial Limbs: Luthor gives him an artificial Arm Cannon to replace his missing limb, partly as a way of dissuading Arsenal from future assassination attempts.
  • Badass in Distress: Was a hostage of the Light for nearly a decade.
  • Badass Normal: Has no superpowers when he first wakes up, is missing an arm, and still beats Luthor's personal cyborg bodyguard in a fight.
  • Cloning Blues: Inverted. He spent years of his life as a Human Popsicle while his clone, Red Arrow, unwittingly took his place. Despite that, he blames Luthor for imprisoning him and Green Arrow for giving up on him, while he's grateful for Red Arrow's tireless search.
  • Combat Pragmatist: One of the most impressive cases on the show. He's able to outmaneuver Lex Luthor, his bodyguard and several mooks in his assassination attempt of the former with only one arm (remember, his training and specialty is ranged combat, and it's his right arm missing, implied to be his dominant arm). More impressively, he single-handedly co-ordinates a piercing attack on the Reach inside the War World mostly on the fly, first coming up with a combat strategy for the Runaways that actually holds out against Black Beetle. Then, before releasing his allies from captivity, he goes straight for Mongul's pod first, knowing he would fight Black Beetle instead of any of the heroes, providing a cover/distraction for them. Among all that chaos, he also attempted to retrieve the War World key (unfortunately, Deathstroke got to it first). He came up with all of this while on the run and facing his worst fears. Not too shabby for a guy who is mentally in his mid-teens.
  • Conveniently an Orphan: His parents died before he was 15.
  • Cyborg: He becomes one after replacing his missing arm with a robotic Arm Cannon as a prosthesis.
  • Dark and Troubled Past: Parents died when he was 15. Kidnapped by the Light so they could clone him and use his said clone as a spy. This, also meant they had to cut off his arm to keep his clone alive. And he was kidnapped and kept in a coma for eight years.
  • Deadpan Snarker:
    Arsenal: So new Roy goes by "Red Arrow". Wow, that's an original name.
  • Decomposite Character: He and Red Arrow each borrow different elements from the original comic book Speedy. To explain, the comic book Speedy took the name Arsenal before switching to Red Arrow. However, this show's version of Arsenal is based off the comic book's Red Arrow during the period where he became an Anti-Hero. Comic book Roy does not have a clone, and is the father of Lian by Cheshire.
  • Empowered Badass Normal: After getting a cyborg Arm Cannon of his own.
  • Expressive Mask: Again, an example of an expressive Domino Mask.
  • Fashionable Asymmetry: His outfit would be identical without the robotic arm.
  • Fish out of Temporal Water: Lost 8 years of his life, during which "The sidekicks formed their own team, aliens invaded the Earth, and... Ollie grew that dopey goatee?".
  • Fiery Redhead: The angrier, grumpier kind of redhead.
  • Foil: To Red Arrow. Both are presented as jerkasses whose only redeeming traits are that they are fighting on the side of good. They both also have an obsessive and selfish personality that serve as their fatal flaws. However, Arsenal represents what Red Arrow could've become had he not have friends or a daughter (the latter which was the real reason he got himself together) and didn't curb his extremely negative traits. Also, while Arsenal still remains a jerk, who becomes even more so, Red Arrow ultimately proves to be a Jerk with a Heart of Gold who became nicer.
  • Frickin' Laser Beams: His robot arm has a wrist-mounted laser that actually proved capable of damaging Black Beetle's armor. Lex really didn't spare any expense.
  • Good Is Not Nice: He's on the side of good, but he's also a selfish, impulsive jerkass.
  • Handicapped Badass: Comments how, with only one arm, it's harder for him to get on his pants than to use a rocket launcher.
  • Human Popsicle: Due to being cryogenically frozen.
  • Important Haircut: Gives himself a buzz cut as part of abandoning his past as Speedy.
  • Interrupted Suicide: When Blue Beetle reveals he's been brainwashed into an agent of the Reach, Roy is so horrified at the idea of being taken prisoner again he opens an airlock and almost gets sucked into outer space. When that doesn't work, he flees the battle rather than try to take on Beetle.
  • It's All About Me: Risking a covert mission to make someone's life miserable, also putting the lives of his teammates in jeopardy? Check. Pull an Interrupted Suicide, which also risked the lives of the Team, all because HE doesn't want to get captured? Check. After being rightfully called out for the former, his reason is that he wasn't going to risked being "put on ice" again, and sarcastically scolds the one in the right (Bumblebee) that she should be thanking him, and he doesn't apologize? Double check.
  • I Work Alone: Decides to go solo in the end.
  • Jerkass: So you can at least see where his clone got it from. But, unlike Red Arrow, Arsenal continues to be a jerk with a only a few Pet the Dog moments.
  • Jerkass to One: Inverted. The only person we see that he’s been genuinely nice to without any selfish regard and even sympathizes with is his clone.
  • The Lancer: After he joins the Runaways. He sets the biggest contrast with Virgil because he's a hothead and a veteran and none too heroic.
  • Leeroy Jenkins: On a perfectly planned covert ops mission, Arsenal decides to blow up the lab they came to investigate, for no other reason than to spite Luthor. This not only manages to blow their cover and nearly get them killed, but does nothing more than superficial damage. Great job. Gets him booted off the Team in "The Hunt" after Nightwing learns about the airlock fiasco.
  • Meaningful Name: "Roy" is English and Gaelic for "red" which matches his choice in clothing when it comes to his role as a hero.
  • Meaningful Rename: Trades in being "Speedy" to become "Arsenal".
  • The Millstone: Selfish, unstable, impulsive, and prone to making incredibly poor decisions, he is a gigantic liability to the team, and it is that set of characteristics coupled with his absolute refusal to take responsibility for his actions that gets him thrown off the team.
  • Mythology Gag: Arsenal is Roy Harper after the events of Justice League: Cry for Justice. (Red Arrow can be viewed as Roy before his '90s Anti-Hero makeover.)
  • Not So Different: From The Runaways. They were all captured and given their current powers (weapon arm) by a villain and don't mesh well with either side of the conflict.
  • Older Than He Looks: Has the body and the psyche of a 15-year-old, because he was put on ice at that age for 8 years, but he should actually be 23.
  • Pet the Dog: Roy doesn't once blame his clone, Roy Harper II, for "replacing" him since he knows the clone never asked to be born and at least he was the one who found and freed him.
  • Rage Against the Mentor: Blames Green Arrow for giving up the search for him.
    Arsenal: We were partners, friends! [...] How could you leave me in Luthor's hands for 8 years? And how did I not see how useless you are? Get Out!... GET OUT!
  • Red Is Heroic: His superhero suit is red and he has red hair, although he's a bit more antiheroic than the other examples in the series.
  • Revenge Before Reason: Blows up a covert ops mission just to make Luthor miserable.
  • Roaring Rampage of Revenge: Goes on one against Lex Luthor and the Light almost immediately after waking up.
  • Screw This, I'm Outta Here!: Leaves the Team before Nightwing can fire him due to his reckless actions and joins The Runaways.
  • Sealed Good in a Can: Captured by the Light to create a clone of him in order to further their plans. And for eight years, he has been in cased in cryogenic storage.
  • Shadow Archetype: To his clone, Roy Harper II aka Red Arrow. Arsenal represents what could've happened to him had he let his obsessive, jerkish nature be his main attributes.
  • Shell-Shocked Veteran: He would literally rather die than be captured.
    "You'll never pod me again! NEVER!"
  • Sidekick: To Green Arrow. And unlike Red Arrow, he doesn't take offense to the term.
  • Sixth Ranger: To the Runaways. He joins them after he is kicked off the team.
  • Spanner in the Works: The events of "The Hunt" would have gone very differently if Arsenal hadn't attempted to space himself in "War". Namely, the Team would still be in stasis and him with them, and the Runaways would be dead or at least still under Luthor.
  • Superhero Packing Heat: That arm cannon is really useful in a fight.
  • That Man Is Dead: "Speedy died 8 years ago. But I kinda like the sound of Arsenal."
  • Throw Down the Bomblet: Favors grenades and other handheld explosives.
  • Took a Level in Jerkass: While his anger at what happened to him may have been understandable, but it reaches to unacceptable levels as time passes. The biggest example of how he became a full-on jerkass was when Bumblebee rightfully calls him out for his actions at one point, Arsenal tells her that after all he went through he wasn't going to risk being captured again. Then he gripes on her about not giving him some thanks for saving her. Which probably wouldn't have happened if he hadn't pulled attempted suicide in the first place!
  • Took a Level in Kindness: While he's still hot blooded he seems to have mellowed out a lot during the 2 year time skip between season 2 and 3. He even seems to be on better terms with Nightwing.
  • Trauma Conga Line: Was kidnapped, deprived of his right arm, frozen for 8 years, replaced by a clone, left for dead by his mentor, then kicked off the team. Although the last one is his own fault, see Took a Level in Jerkass section.
  • Trick Arrow: To be expected of a former Green Arrow protege.
  • Ungrateful Bastard: Defied. He is genuinely grateful to his clone for spending 5 years trying to save him, and notes that he didn't ask to be born. Green Arrow, on the other hand...
  • Walking Spoiler: The specifics of his backstory and even his real name give away some rather large twists from Season 1.
  • Wild Card: He frequently goes against the team and doing actions that benefits him before others.
  • Will Not Be a Victim: "No one's putting me on ice again... ever." The fear of that is so overpowering that he nearly spaces the entire team when Blue Beetle turns on them rather than be taken alive. When that fails, he makes a fast escape into the War World.
  • Would Hit a Girl: While attempting to assassinate Lex Luthor, Roy didn't show any qualms about shooting and injuring Mercy.

    Static 

Designation: B26

Date Joined: July 4, 2016

Status: Inactive

Current Affiliation: Outsiders

Top

How well does it match the trope?

Example of:

/

Media sources:

/

Report