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Earth-27 is a project by DeviantArtist Roysovitch following a tumultuous event in his life. In collaboration with the DeviantArt illustrator (and fellow comic fan) Phil Cho, he presents Earth-27 in the form of Oracle Files (later renamed Network Files), which showcase individual superheroes in the DCU, pulling inspiration from various comics, events, movies, video games, and TV shows.

The official GoFundMe page here keeps the project afloat through donations. The Oracle Files and other lore focused content can be found on Roy's DeviantArt page here.

A Spin-Off centered around Marvel comics, titled Earth 27 M, has also been created.


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  • Adaptational Badass:
    • Mystery Inc., yes, really. Fred is a former Army Ranger, Velma has doctorates on several fields, Daphne honed her martial art skills, Shaggy is an (unpolished) amateur sorcerer and Scooby-Doo is his familiar.
    • Same goes to the Captain Planet and the Planeteers, with the former once being a Titan known as Iapetus in the greek mythology.
    • The Hex Girls, instead of just a Goth-themed girl band who encountered the supernatural, are actual witches with different areas of magical expertise, serving Elvira, Mistress of the Dark.
  • Adaptational Curves: A lot of the women are more muscular than they are in most continuities.
  • Adaptational Heroism:
    • Giganta is a hero and a member of Young Justice. She still doesn't like Wonder Woman, though.
    • Roy was very quick to make it clear that this Tarantula is not a rapist.
    • Not only Terra is a true member of the Titans, and she's not Slade's agent, she even sacrifices herself to stop Deathstroke (she got better).
    • In the Fables storyline, the Seven Dwarves kept Snow White prisoner and apparently raped her. Here, while they forbade her from leaving their cabin in order to protect her from her Wicked Stepmother, they are her True Companions and sworn comrades.
    • The Red Lantern Corps are in an alliance with the Green Lantern Corps, with Razer and Laira Omoto serving as liaisons thanks to a suggestion from Atrocitus.
  • Adaptational Nationality:
    • Deadman is (or was) a Brit.
    • Dawn and Holly Granger (the successors of Hank and Don Hall) are Irish, rather than American and English.
    • Andraste (Artemis of Bana-Mighdall) is Celtic rather than Egyptian.
    • The Powerpuff Girls and the citizens of Townsville are Australian, rather than American.
  • Adaptation Origin Connection:
    • The Titanians (Saturn Girl's race) are a colony created from Martians and Amazonians prisoners exiled from Saturn after a agreement of both sides and later got infected by a plague that caused their green skin turn red and usually caused the loss of their psionic abilities.
    • The Foot Clan were a branch to the League Of Assassins in Earth-27. the Foot was overseen by two prominent followers of Ra's al Ghul. The purpose of the Hands was to do the Head's bidding, but the Foot kept the Demon standing and was also tasked to invest in technology and research to keep the League modern and secure. One of the Foot's leader was Hamato Yoshi, an honorable man who followed Ra's al Ghul as he believed that the world was in peril and sacrifices needed to be to ensure the good of all. Yoshi was opposed by his partner, Oroku Saki who sought power and often used fear and violence to secure it.
    • The Kryptonians are heavily tied to the Kherans. Possibly for this reason, Kherans chose to stage an experimental colony on Krypton, in hopes of finding a cure to their natural infertility. This experiment would ultimately be successful in that regard, but the Kheran Empire abandoned the colony and its colonists when they later discovered the planet's core was highly radioactive.
    • The St. Mary's Virus of V for Vendetta is directly tied in the aftermath of "The Manhattaning". The bomb in London destroyed St. Mary's College and created an irradiated crater flooded by the river Thames. The crater was named St. Mary's lake and a park was built around it. Unfortunately a virus developed in the lake, killed hundred thousand of people and sent London into chaos which soon lead the creation of the political organization Norsefire Party which rose to power in Great Britain in 1999.
    • In the comics the H'San N'Tall and The Reach are unrelated to each other, but here the H'San are the most "evolved" of The Reach's primary species, impregnating women to create sleeper agents as vanguard in addition to their Scarabs.
  • Adaptational Sexuality:
    • Adrian Chase's wife Doris is Chris here.
    • Kaldur'ahm, like his Young Justice version, is depicted as bisexual.
    • Eddie Bloomberg aka Red Devil is gay here rather than straight like in the comics.
  • Adaptational Villainy: Cleveland Brand is a member of the League of Assassins and killed his brother by cutting his heart out.
  • Adaptation Amalgamation: Being an Ultimate Universe and Patchwork Fic, it combines several aspects from different adaptations and continuities.
  • Adaptation Dye-Job:
    • Jason Todd isn't usually depicted with red hair, but he has it on Earth-27 as a call-back to his pre-Crisis days.
    • Dick Grayson and Cassandra Cain have brown hair instead of black to add more variety to the coloring.
    • Similarly, Earth-27 Ronnie Raymond went from auburn to black to go with his new interpretation as a Native American.
    • Artemis's Blonde Hair is also noticeable dyed with her roots showing her natural color.
    • Chloe Sullivan has brunette hair rather than blonde hair as Word Of God has stated he wants Chloe separated from her Smallville actress Allison Mack in the light of her sex cult controversy.
  • Adaptation Name Change: Artemis of Bana-Mighdall is changed to Andraste to avoid confusion with the Greek goddess (in which Roy says it didn't make sense for her being named after her given that the Egyptian Bana-Mighdall didn't worship the Greek Gods like normal Amazons) and Artemis Crock aka Tigress.
  • Adaptation Species Change:
    • Volthoom was a Martian Green Lantern in this continuity.
    • Instead of a separate species, White Martians are the result of a plague engineered by Brainiac and Malefic. This led to a planet wide quarantine, with J'onn as one of the few non-infected.
    • Tyra and Brion Markov are Stratans (Atlee's underground race) rather than metahumans. It is speculated that the Markovian Royal Family may have descended from exiled Stratans during the medieval ages.
    • Sylvester Pemberton/Skyman and his daughter Jacqueline Permberton/Gimmix are Human-Fae Hybrid rather than normal humans in the comics due to both share the Fae Blood from the Sheeda queen Gloriana Tenebrae.
    • Verminious Skumm, a villain of Captain Planet, was 'merely' a humanoid rat, but here he's the demon Belphegor.
    • Charlotte Gage-Radcliffe is a former Princess of Gemworld, rather than a homo magi from Earth.
    • Ramona Flowers and her seven exes all become former Daimons (meaning lesser gods) that were once part of the same being, taking human forms and adapting to modern society, with Gideon Graves intending to reunite them and force Ramona to become "whole" again.
  • Alternate History: The history of the world began to diverge from our own during the Vietnam War thanks to Dr. Manhattan ending the conflict much earlier, and the mass destruction caused by the Manhattaning in 1987 ensured history took a similar yet very different course.
  • Alternate Self:
    • Averted. Word Of God states that no alternate selves will be involved. As such, the backstories and identities for both Power Girl and Supergirl have been changed. Power Girl is the original Supergirl all grown up, while Supergirl II's identity is Mia Kent.
    • Played Straight with the Murums (The walls that protect the Earth-27 from Time Travel and Multiverse shenanigans) saw Arkham XX From Reality X where's she is Arkham X's literal Distaff Counterpart and Fang-Girl from the Reality G.
  • Antagonistic Offspring: Fury to Wonder Woman.
  • Anything That Moves: Thanks to their extremely long lifespans, most Kherans are Omnisexuals.
  • Archangel Azrael: "Azrael" is a position, rather than a person — the Azrael is the leader of the azraelim, the order of angels tasked with overseeing the souls of mortals admitted into Heaven.
  • Archnemesis Dad: Plenty. Jackson Hyde/Aqualad II and Black Manta, Kara Zor-El and Zor-El/Grandmaster, Chris Kent/Lor-Zod/Zenith and Dru-Zod, Cassandra Cain/Black Bat and David Cain/The Swiss, Darkseid and Orion, etc.
  • Art Evolution: Compare Phil Cho's earliest pictures with the latest ones, and you'll see a dramatic difference thanks to years of improvement. Hence the enhanced portraits for older characters.
  • Badass Biker: The Sons of Batman biker gang. Which according to Roy he took big influence to Sons of Anarchy with Jean-Paul Valley look a bit like Jax, but the SOBs and SAMCRO have much different ideologies.
  • Badass Family:
    • The entire Wayne family. And how.
    • The House of El & the Kent family composed with Clark Kent/Kal-El as the current Patriarch with Lois Lane as his mate and Karen Starr/Kara Zor-El as current Matriarch. With Clark having 7 children (two being his half-human clones, one is a full-kryptonian and four being his biological children with Lois). Steel and his niece Arclight, Alex Danvers, Atlee, Thara Ak-Var & Strange Visitor are Honorary True Companion and Krypto as the family pet.
    • The Queen/Drake family (especially Tim being cousins with Dinah and Sara) and by extend of Team Arrow also counts.
    • The Flash Family (primarily the Allen/West family) along with Team Flash.
    • The Monitor Family also counts.
    • The Marvel/Vasquez family are also one as they're not blood related but they can kick ass together.
    • The Constantine family is no slouch on the department either with John acting as the patriarch of the family alongside his wife Epiphany Graves and lover Zatanna Zatara.
  • Big "NO!": Oracle when she learns Damian was flirting with her cousin.
  • Bland-Name Product: According to Roy, He incorporates alternative names for real world companies and products as part of his unique world acting as parodies and pastiches, most of them including being Big Belly Burgers (As a parody of McDonald's), SmartGlass (with Kord Omniversal acting as Apple as their answer for iPhone) Chocos (Oreo's), Soder Cola (Coca Cola) Digbuild (Minecraft) MeVids (YouTube), FaceSpace (Facebook), CC Jitters (Starbucks), Blackhawk Express (FedEx), WackyWorld (Disneyland), Webpix (Netflix), etc.
  • Brain in a Jar: It is mentioned there is a meta-gene that allows the brain to be preserved outside the body. The Brain, Robotman, Metallo, Ultra-Humanite and Winslow Schott are examples.
  • Breaking the Fellowship:
    • The death of Jason Todd ended up leading to the dissolution of the original Titans and even the first Justice League.
    • The Bat Family breaks apart after Tim Drake's death by the Joker in 2024, causing Bruce and Selina's marriage to sour, where Selina takes her daughter and moves out, Stephanie Drake leaves Gotham with her child. Jason Todd leaves to travel the world, Damian goes on a killing spree, killing the Jokerz. Bruce disowns his son, so he goes to his mother Talia Al Ghul. Cassandra Cain tries to take Tim's mantle, but Bruce rejects it. Cassandra leaves Gotham as well.
  • Butt-Monkey: Damian in several of the Voxboxes.
  • Cain and Abel: As many examples here like Aquaman and Ocean Master, Starfire and Blackfire, Greta Hayes/Secret and Billy Hayes/Harm, Batwoman and Red Alice, Vic Sage/The Question I and Victor Zsasz, Ellie MacKay/Immolation and Max MacKay, Boston Brand/Deadman and Cleveland Brand/The Hook, etc.
  • Canon Character All Along:
    • Ambush Bug learns from reading the manual that Doctor Roy Westerman of Arkham Asylum is one. Not the Monitor! That would just be silly.
    • Em Parker a.k.a Fangirl's real name is Rose Walker, daughter of Desire of the Endless and twin sister of Drury Walker/Killer Moth.
    • The Thaumaturgist is revealed to be not only Victor Frankenstein, he's also T.O. Morrow. And Gepetto!
    • Prospects of the Sons of Batman Don and Rob are revealed to be the human selves of mutants Bebop and Rocksteady.
  • The City Narrows: The Narrows island in Gotham City. Yep, that Narrows. Complete with Arkham Asylum
  • Clingy Jealous Girl: Oracle in regards to Nightwing's interactions with Starfire
  • Color-Coded Emotions:
    • Red = Rage... specifically the kind spawned from injustice (seriously, you can't help but feel bad for Atrocitus when you know his backstory).
    • Orange = Avarice... manifested as an all-consuming greed and hunger (hence why only Larfleeze represents it).
    • Yellow = Fear... including (pretty much specifically) the terror instilled in others.
    • Green = Willpower... as a sort of neutral zone between all emotions.
    • Blue = Hope... which, while powerful, is useless without willpower to enact it.
    • Indigo = Compassion.
    • Violet = Love... except sometimes it's more of a psychotic devotion.
  • Comic-Book Fantasy Casting: Several characters resemble some of their more famous appearances.
  • Cosmic Retcon: The events of Watchmen existed in Earth-27. They would still be the heroes of the 80s (though moved from 1985 to 1989), and their tale would mostly result in the same way that it does in the movie (Roy preferring the movie's ending over the graphic novel's finale) except with even more devastation. The major cities of the world don't just suffer huge losses, most of the major cities are outright destroyed. So with Earth's major cities gone, this sets the stage for other cities to rise to prominence in the wake of this devastation: Gotham, Metropolis, Gateway City, Star City, Central City, etc. While that doesn't change much of the heroes' backstories, it does change the setting quite a bit. Manhattan is gone, as is London, Madrid, Berlin, Rio, Mexico City, Los Angeles, Chicago, Toronto, Moscow, Sydney, Lagos, Cape Town, Cairo, Tokyo, Hong Kong, and even Washington, DC. This gives a firm detachment from the real world and allows Roy to develop a unique world.
  • Crossover: The setting takes some non-DC franchises, namely Scooby-Doo, Captain Planet, Supernatural, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Elvira, Mistress of the Dark, Ghostbusters, Gremlins, Scott Pilgrim, Hellboy, V for Vendetta, Watchmen, G.I. Joe, The Addams Family and even The Powerpuff Girls and other Cartoon Network characters and integrates them into the setting. Though Roy has explicitly stated that he plans to only use franchises linked to Warner Bros. in the universe along with DC characters, the Scooby gang, the Watchmen, the Planeteers, the Winchester brothers, and the Cartoon Network characters are Warner Bros. works, and the Turtles, the Mistress, and Hellboy have had official crossovers with DC as well, hence their eventual integration. Even the cast of Fables (a non-DC Vertigo property) have appeared in Earth-27.
  • Crossover Cosmology: Mythologies from all over the world, including Greco-Roman, Irish, Hindu, Chinese and Christian, to name a few, are represented and interconnected in a very coherent way.
  • Curb-Stomp Battle: Nite-Owl and Silk Spectre II utterly thrashed a young Bruce Wayne and Oliver Queen when they were still working for the League of Assassins.
  • Decomposite Character:
    • While in the comics the Crimson Fox was an identity shared by Vivian and Constance D'Aramis, here each sister has their own secret identity.
    • Thea Queen was a composite to Mia Dearden in Arrow but are separate characters one of another. Likewise with Emiko Queen who was also based of Thea in the comics and later in Arrow but here is a different character due to being Oliver's daughter rather than sister.
  • Deliberate Values Dissonance: The fic incorporates values that were common at the time period. For example, the Minutemen kick out Silhouette for being gay, which was outlawed at the time.
  • Devil's Pitchfork: Blue Devil, a superhero who gained superpowers after an encounter with the devil Nebiros, wields the Trident of Lucifer, which allows her to find demons on Earth and banish them to Hell.
  • Different States of America: The United States won the Vietnam War thanks to Dr. Manhattan, Richard Nixon attempts to repeal the 22nd amendment and commits suicide in his second term, with Reginald Dodge finishing his term, Timmy Harper becomes the 39th president of the United states, electric cars and airships are commonplace, and non-government sanctioned vigilantism was outlawed in 1977, until the act was lifted to pursue Adrian Veidt.
  • Dysfunctional Family:
    • One would wonder how Bruce manages to take care of all his kids...
    • Diana has a...difficult relationship with her kid, though considering that the man she loved turned out to be an apokoliptan infiltrator that's understandable.
    • As usual The Endless are constantly in conflict with each other for whatever reason. Not helped by the disappearance of Destruction, who served as The Heart of the family.
    • Eddie Blake's family is a major source of dysfunction. His illegitimate daughter Paula for example, is a terrorist and her daughters have plenty of issues between her and themselves.
  • Easter Eggs:
  • Everyone Is Related: The entire Al Ghul family tree can feel like this especially having relationship with the Waynes, Queens and Drakes.
  • Everyone Went to School Together:
    • Bruce Wayne, Thomas Elliott and Julie Madison were classmates, while Andrea Beaumont was a year younger.
    • Dick Grayson, Barbara Gordon and Catalina Flores were classmates before they knew of each other's identities. Harley Quinn also attended Brentwood Academy, although a few years ahead of Barbara.
    • Ray Palmer, Felicity Smoak and Cisco Ramon both attended to Ivy University.
    • Lois Lane, Chloe Sullivan and Iris West were part of the same study group during their Freshman year.
  • Expy Coexistence:
    • Thea Queen from the Arrowverse was originally based on Mia Dearden, the original sidekick of Green Arrow besides Speedy, and Emiko Queen was created in the comics to serve as an Expy of Thea. Here all three are part of the same family.
    • Jennika of the IDW comics was a female ninja turtle created as something of an Expy of Venus de Milo from the 1987 cartoon, but here they're clearly separate characters that interact with each other.
    • The Joker exists alongside J-Man and Bianca Steeplechase, who were alternate versions of him from different media (The Dark Knight and Thrillkiller).
  • Eye Scream:
    • Jason Todd's rocking a cybernetic left eye in 2027.
    • Alexandra Kosov, the head of the Odessa Mob in Gotham, sports an cybernetic eye given to her by Roman Sinos. She herself is the one who stabbed her own eye with the scalpel she used to stab her own father's eye, killing him from shock.
  • Fire/Ice Duo: The most well known examples are present, such as Firestorm and Coldsnap, Fire and Ice and Captain Cold and Heatwave.
  • For Want of a Nail: Roy gives his what if on what would happen if Grange or Hardy became mayor of Gotham.
    • If Grange won, you would see more Dark Knight Rises influences... and it would have kicked off much sooner. When Heretic stabs Damian, Damian would become a quadriplegic and have severe brain damage. Bruce's health declines and guilt rises as he becomes a hermit that lives in the Manor, caring for his comatose son. Tim becomes the Batman until he and Steph decide to move to another city. In the early 2020s, Terry meets Bruce as Bruce believes that Terry's genes might be able to help heal Damian through a revolutionary transfusion therapy. Terry finds out Bruce is his father this way and this sours his relationship with Warren until Warren's death forces Terry to agree to help Bruce with Damian, in exchange for being trained by Bruce. Terry becomes Nightwing and through the same therapy that begins to heal Damian, Bruce is able to become Batman once again until a mind controlled Superman kidnaps Bruce (and other veteran Justice League members), forcing Terry to become Batman, with a partially healed Damian who uses a cane as his mentor. This Gotham (and the rest of the world) has grown tired of superheroes and in 2027, President Maxwell Lord (successor to President Luthor) has overseen the dismantling of the Justice League and the extermination of many once honored heroes. Terry's bat-suit would be heavily armored and Terry himself would be bulkier, unshaved, and scarred from his battles with villains and police alike.
    • If Hady won, he would have given the mob more power. Dick would have died shortly after becoming the DA and Tim would have quit having felt like a failure as he was too late to save Dick and felt like Bruce was thinking the same thing every time he looked at him. Terry would have been Tim's Robin at first and with Tim quitting, Terry steps up. The Batsuit Terry wears would be very similar to Tim's with a cape and more traditional look. Helena would have quit the life of a hero after she killed Roman Sionis... and eventually, through a variety of circumstances she has become a mafiosa herself and leads the resurrected Bertinelli mob... and is allowed to run The Bowery as only she is able to keep some degree of order in that neighborhood which even the police avoid.

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  • Gender Flip:
    • The hero Triumph, a man named William McIntyre in the comics, becomes a woman named Wilhelmina.
    • Red Lantern Rankorr is a woman named Jane Moore here.
    • Psycho-Pirate becomes a woman going by Regina Hayden.
    • Dan Cassidy a.k.a the Blue Devil is a woman named Danielle Cassidy.
    • Mark Mardon/Weather Wizard is a woman going by the name of Marcia Marden a.k.a Weather Witch.
    • Captain Pollution and Zarm become Eurybia and Khaos, Titaness and female Primordial entity, respectively.
    • Much like in the Arrowverse, the Fiddler is a woman named Izzy Bowin.
  • Green-Eyed Monster: Oracle, when Nightwing and Starfire's relationship comes up.
  • Grey-and-Grey Morality: The conflict between Kherans and Daemonites is full of grey areas, since they're both ruthless alien empires, and while the Daemonites have a very good reason to hate Kherans, the Daemonites have no problem trying to take over Earth.
  • Groin Attack: Apparently Jason Todd and Roy Harper have a competition of sorts to see who can inflict a surprise hit on the groin of the other.
  • Healing Factor: Practically all the Mutanimals and Mutahumans have one thanks to the mutagen that transformed them, although it certainly doesn't make them immortal and they can die if they receive enough injuries.
  • Heel–Face Revolving Door: Mr. Freeze does this many times in the Vox boxes, for his main priority is Nora.
  • Hereditary Homosexuality: Plenty of LGBT characters that have kids are LGBT themselves. The most prominent are the Amazons, who are almost all bisexual.
  • Homophobic Hate Crime: Watchmen member Silhouette was outed as lesbian and thrown out of the group (which apparently ran on a version of "don't ask, don't tell," as at least two other members were believed to be gay but nobody said anything), then murdered along with her lover for being gay.
  • Human-Demon Hybrid: As an Alternate Universe Fic about DC superheroes with a ton of Crossover Cosmology, the fic features a few cambions. Apart from Raven and Hellboy (not technically a DC character, but excused due to the Fic qualifying as a Massive Multiplayer Crossover), Raven also has a cambion half-sibling in the form of her enemy Jinx, via their joint father, Trigon.
  • Immortality Bisexuality: Considering there are several immortal or ageless characters, is no surprise many of them no longer care about the gender of their lovers.
  • I'm Standing Right Here: Carol Ferris, Tora Olafsdotter, Mari McCabe and Jessica Cruz talk about how much of an inconsiderate Hal Jordan is for trying to cheat on his girlfriend, while he's within earshot flying the plane they're currently at.
  • Intrepid Reporter: Both Vicki Vale and Jack Ryder.
  • I Need a Freaking Drink: This is Oliver Queen's reaction when he realizes the new C.E.O. of LuthorCorp is Talia Al Ghul, to Diana and Steve Trevor's bemusement.
  • It Began with a Twist of Fate: If Jon hadn't forgotten his girlfriend's watch in the lab, he wouldn't have gone back to get it, get locked inside the experiment chamber, be ripped apart, and be reborn as Dr. Manhattan.
  • Kid Hero All Grown-Up: The Crusaders (Terry McGinnis, Lian Harper) are crime-fighters in 2027.
  • Like Reality, Unless Noted: The world is very similar to our own, but besides the presence of costumed heroes and villains, there are nations and historical circumstances that heavily diverge from the real world, which has also changed pop-culture and other sources of entertainment.
  • Little "No": Also frequently used by Oracle, when people give ideas like renaming the "Birds of Prey" into "Girl Power"
  • Living Legend: The Watchmen deconstructs these, among many other tropes. People seek this status, for good or ill. People achieve it, for good or ill. Doctor Manhattan is the extreme...
  • Love Triangle: In this universe, Grayson’s love interests are limited to his two most famous ones: Oracle and Starfire.
  • Man of Wealth and Taste: Demon Lords certainly like to dress fancy, with Lucifer, Nergal, Nebiros, Neron, Shamash and Crowley all wearing nice suits.
  • Married to the Job:
    • The "Alfred" Voxbox has indicated that Bruce is becoming this regarding his love life.
    • Deconstructed with the Minutemen and Crimebusters. Worse if that job is as a costumed vigilante. What's the point of fighting street level crime when bigger issues like impending nuclear war hangs over everyone's head? Only someone really screwed up like Hooded Justice, Rorschach or Ozymandias would choose this as a career.
  • Massive Numbered Siblings: A multitude example in this universe specifically:
    • Bruce Wayne has a few kids of his own, three adopted sons (Dick Grayson, Jason Todd and Tim Drake, an adopted daughter (Cassandra Cain), two illegitimate sons from different mothers (Damian Wayne and Terry McGinnis) and last one biological daughter (Helena Wayne).
    • Likewise with Clark Kent with Kent family; four biological children (Jon, Laura, Carol and Jane) two adopted clones via genetic theft (Conner/Kon-El and Mia/Cir-El) and a adopted son who's also the son of one his Archnemesis (Chris Kent/Lor-Zod).
    • Tefé Holland counts because of her large number of parents, she's quarter-siblings with Zachary Zatara, Adam, Maria and Saul Constantine from her biological father John Constantine's side, and Hazel, Rose and Thorn Isley from her chlorogical mother Poison Ivy as well.
    • Lucifer has only "siblings" in the sense that they were created by The Presence, he has lots of spirit brothers and sisters, among them Michael Demiurgos, Empyrean, Gabriel, Raphael, Metatron, Sandalphon, Amenadiel, Asmodel, Azazel, Belial, Duma, Imogen, Lilith, Ran Va Daath, Remiel, Saraquael, Suriel, Tali, Traumiel, Uriel and Zauriel.
  • Myth Arc: In several of the Voxboxes, there's a linking story adaptation of "The Heart of Hush".
  • Named by the Adaptation:
    • Onomatopoeia is given the real name Kevin Hester.
    • The Key is given the real name Grant Porter.
  • Nice Job Breaking It, Hero: Apparently, Hal thought it was a good idea to use a space artifact as an engagement ring...
  • Not so Above It All: In the "Roy Harper" Voxbox, Oracle finds Roy and Jason both drunk, wanting to see the Batmobile. She says that Oliver and Helena would be disappointed in both of them... when the later two enter, equally drunk.
  • Oh, Crap!: Oliver has this reaction when he realizes he just cheated on his girlfriend with her own sister, who was under orders from his evil ex-girlfriend.
  • Omniglot: There are quite a lot of characters who speak multiple languages.
  • One-Steve Limit:
    • With so many characters is no surprise this is averted. There are actually four Thomas in Gotham: Thomas Wayne, Thomas Elliot, Thomas Chatham and Thomas Blake.
    • Slade Wilson happens to have two sons named Joseph (their mothers were cousins). Though with Joseph Kane officially erased from the timeline, that is no longer the case.
    • For The Challengers Of The Unknown they are Lauren Drake and Lauren Snyder. Even Attack Lass lampshade this suggesting both Snyder as Lauren 1 and Drake as Lauren 2, both Laurens shot that down.
  • Original Character:
    • There are several of them. The original superheroes so far consist of Spider-Bat (Mark Mish), Ronin (Joseph Kane), Fox (Jack Dahl), and Hotshot (Michael Walsh). The others so far are Joseph Kane's younger brother Sam and Dahl's adoptive daughter Lizzie, who are classmates to a young Terry McGinnis and Lian Harper. More are gradually introduced as the series goes on. This becomes an important plot point. They are the Monitor's secret weapon against the Anti-Monitor.
    • Nathaniel Scofield (Arkham X) is a cross between this, Composite Character and Canon Immigrant. Nathaniel is a mash-up of Red X from the Teen Titans animated series and the titular character from Batman: Arkham Knight with an original identity, backstory and personality.
    • Likewise, the Anti-Monitor has formed his own team of Artifacts, called The Cadre, against the Monitor.
  • Our Angels Are Different: They're different class of angels in Earth-27 such as:
    • The Archangels who were the seven original angels, directly created by the Presence and whose form the Void attempts to emulate with the creation of the lesser angels. These beings are remarkably resilient and are believed to be truly immortal. It is said that they are even beyond the reach of Death herself.
    • The Thrones are usually considered to be the most powerful angels beneath the archangels. There are but four Thrones, each sitting at the head of a wing of the Pax Dei.
    • The Principalities who are another powerful class of angel. They are far more numerous than Archangels (which number seven) and Thrones (which number four), numbering into the thousands. Principalities are also known as the Lords of Heaven, Dominions, or Divine Princes
    • The Virtues, when a Principality number into the thousands, Virtues number into the tens of thousands. These angels are the more experienced or capable angels of heaven, serving as trusty lieutenants to Thrones and Principalities, agents of the Metatron, or sentinels of the Silver City.
    • The Seraphim, who are fiery angels are the frontline soldiers of the Pax Dei. They are the most powerful of the three basic breeds of angels, but also the most emotional and dim-witted.
    • The Ariel who are the modest of sorts. They make for quiet guides, muses, and guardian angels. They are the most human in their mentality and usually prefer to spend most of their time outside of Heaven.
    • The Cherubim who are the lowliest angels who resemble recently hatched angels of other classes, but usually never seem to reach maturity.
  • Our Demons Are Different: In Earth- 27 they're different types of demons such as:
    • The Fallen who were who 'fell,' ritualistically stripped of their grace by the Presence and its angelic loyalists, cursed to become demons.
    • Hellions who would many would call "true demons" and are the original occupants of Hell. These demons are born through concentrated negative emotion compressing inside an essence cloud.
    • Cambions, who are children of demonic coupling with non-demonic partners (often humans). They are naturally powerful psychics and can be easily trained to become powerful sorcerers as well.
    • Lords of Chaos are beings of pure chaotic energy closely related to the hellions of hell, coming in all shapes and sizes.
    • The Lilim who are the descendants Lilith, Queen of Monsters. The Lilim are said to often be the most beautiful of demons (though some bear demonic markings which affect their overall beauty) and are consumed by lust, whether this be an unholy thirst for blood, a hunger for tender flesh, an ambition for power, or merely a carnal desire to procreate with mortals, the Lilim are among the most well-known demons.
  • Patchwork Fic: Earth-27 is a cross between the pre-Flashpoint DCU, the New 52, the Arrowverse, WildStorm, the DC Animated Universe, Young Justice (2010), the Arkhamverse, Milestone Comics, the Flashpoint Timeline, Watchmen, V for Vendetta, Fables, The Losers and even Stan Lee's Just Imagine... Stan Lee Creating the DC Universe
  • Promoted to Love Interest: Sort of. Huntress and Jason are dating, but it's handled well.
  • Pungeon Master: Dick and Stephanie, much to Tim and Damian's chagrin.
  • Putting the Band Back Together: With the shutdown of the Justice League of America in 2007, there were two members (the Question and Captain Atom) that chose to band together. Their goal was to create a new Justice League based in their shared home of Hub City. While they did manage to recruit fresh talent from the Titans (Blue Beetle and Booster Gold) and a young Hub City heroine named Nightshade, they never really got their new Justice League off the ground, with the Question ultimately quitting the team just eight months after it was founded in order to relocate to Gotham City.
  • Race Lift:
    • Carter Hall (Hawkman) is African-American, rather than Caucasian.
    • Donna Troy has darker skin than usually depicted.
    • Firefly is African-American as well.
    • Ronnie Raymond is Native American instead of white.
    • Hank and Don Hall (The first Hawk & Dove) are African-American due to being Carter Hall's little brothers.
    • Kid Eternity is Asian instead of Caucasian.
    • Connor Hawke is now mostly Caucasian with some Middle Eastern ancestry on his mother's side, rather than half-white, and black and Korean, due to being Nyssa al Ghul's son.
    • Raven's is one fourth Korean on her human mother's side.
    • Kathy Duquesne is half-Chinese. This is a complicated example since the original DCAU Kathy was a case of But Not Too Black and was theorized to be biracial (but most assumed her unseen mother was Caucasian rather than Chinese).
    • Eve Eden (aka Nightshade) is biracial (half Caucasian and half Asian).
  • Rule of Seven: Like in the comics the number seven is quite prominent; there are seven founding members of the Justice League, who nominate one recruit every year each. The Titans also have a seven members' team for every class. The Birds of Prey also have a main roster of seven members. There's the Seven Soldiers of Victory, seven Lantern Corps, seven Crimebusters, the Seven Wonders, seven Archangels, seven Endless and seven Progenitors. Even Superman has seven children (adopted and biological) of his own.
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  • Same Surname Means Related: This is very commonly used along with Related in the Adaptation, making several minor un-related and even unknown characters of the same family.
  • Seamless Spontaneous Lie: Oracle is pretty good at this, in the "Bruce Wayne" Voxbox, she covers up the fact that she is monitoring her father by saying that she is using a police scanner app to know what's going on (which strictly speaking is barely a lie).
  • Seven Deadly Sins: The sins are a common flaw in character groups of seven, such as the Wolf Cubs, the Seven Dwarves, the Seven Exiles and even the seven Archangels. Then there are the Seven Deadly Enemies of Man, who are essentially their respective Embodiment of Vice.
  • Space Elves: The Neutrinos from Dimension X are elves who fled from the Sheeda to another Sub-Reality, losing most of their magical connection and developing science and technology instead. They still have some connection to their more magical ancestry.
  • Soft Reboot:
    • As of 2018, Earth-27 will have a bit of a restructuring period. by replacing replacing the roles these characters played in their respective VOX appearances with other characters, both brand new and fan favorites. This will require some minor rewrites here and there, but nothing that so massive that a longtime fan would need to actually go back and retread stories they've already read to stay current (but if they chose to do so, they may find a fun nugget or Easter egg here and there).
      • For example previous characters Irie Morgan, Lauren Snyder, Josefina Moreno, Violeta Campos, Billie and Jenny Lee & Brauzhar The Corruptor will be removed and replaced with established character.
      • Hank Henderson will be retired due to his creator's developing an independent comic book series featuring him.
  • Sterility Plague: Kherans afflicted the Daemonites with one of these, leading to Daemonite scientist Arctus, who would be later known as Helspont, to look for a cure on Earth, with the intention of taking it over.
  • The Stinger: Literally called the Stinger, it reveals that not only did Fangirl survive the Bleed, but she has come upon a parallel earth where Batman and Wonder Woman have a daughter, and Lincoln March is not the Mayor of Gotham City. This thanks to a hole in the damaged walls that closes of Earth-27 from the other Earths.
  • The Straight Man: Or woman, in Oracle's case for most of the Voxboxes.
    Oracle: I am a genius stranded in a sea of morons.
  • Take That!:
    • Roy refers to the people that voted for Jason to die as "Sick Freaks".
    • He gives a "The Reason You Suck" Speech to an Easily Forgiven Heel–Face Turn:
      Roy: One of DC's biggest strength for me always was their villains. They had all kinds that were memorable: compassionate villains, honorable villains, psychotic villains, monstrous villains, femme fatales, and sympathetic villains. But still, they were villains. Now, I'm a fan of a good redemption story. Darth Vader coming to Luke's defense, sacrificing himself in the process, is an awesome moment for me... but it works because Darth Vader had to suffer a consequence for his past sins... he had to die. If a villain is wakes up and says "I'm a good guy now!" and does a few good deeds and heroes are okay with them now, that makes the said heroes come off as phony or untrue in their convictions. Putting aside differences to fight a greater enemy is one thing, but it's altogether another to be like: "You helped the Joker kill thousands of people and now you want to play dress up and go fight crime with me? Okay... Sure, this will be fun!"
  • 30 Minutes, or It's Free!: Lampshaded in the "Oracle" Voxbox, Jason Todd wants Oracle to look up a pizza delivery boy's license plate because it's been 34 minutes and he hasn't gotten his calzone. Ironically there is no 30 minutes rule, but Jason just wants his calzone to be fresh
  • Time Travel: Averted. Word Of God states that time travel will not be a part of Earth-27. This has resulted in various changes to character origins, such as Bart Allen being Barry Allen's son instead of his grandson, Booster Gold being a present day set character, and the Legion of Super-Heroes from 30th century being present day set characters renamed as The Advena Legion.
  • Too Much Information: Oracle overhearing a discussion on Black Canary’s one night stand with Batman
  • Ultimate Universe: Earth-27 takes elements from various DC-related media properties, such as characters, settings, and plot points, and merges them into one universe with its own twists.
  • Zeppelins from Another World: Airships are far more common, because Dr. Manhattan can synthesize enough helium to make them cost-effective (and safer than hydrogen-filled airships would have been).

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