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Justice is a crossover between the DCAU and One Piece by Black' Victor Cachat. The fic was published in 2017.

After an unnamed incident, the Straw Hat Pirates find themselves trapped in the world of the Justice League. They now search for a way back home, gathering allies and technology. But this ends up putting them in conflict with the Justice League, who sees the pirates as criminals, while the Straw Hats disapprove of the others claim of "Justice".


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  • Above Good and Evil: Like always the Straw Hats, or some of its members at least, don't really care about the labels of "good" and "evil". Luffy tells this to Superman face to face the first time they meet each other.
  • Action Girl: When Superman first meets Nami and does a scan of her with his x-ray vision, he quickly becomes very wary of how a woman who is supposed to be a scientist has such a clearly powerful body hidden away. A life on Gaea and being a Straw Hat Pirate has honed her into what the man believes to be the toughest non-Amazonian human woman he has ever met.
  • All Just a Dream: In the omake "Laugh Tale" the crew with their new friends landing in the legendary island and ending up with the One Piece being a disappointment. Fortunately, it was all just a nightmare Nami was having.
  • All or Nothing: The governments of the world decide to not inform to the public the fact that Aresia is in fact free. While the Justice League are discussing it Green Lantern makes the comparison of the situation as if it were a gamble, if they capture the rogue Amazon before the population knows about anything then it'll be perfect but if not then there will be a lot of problems for the governments, the League and the Amazons.
  • All Your Powers Combined: Joker, who as one of his contingencies, stole the special tricks of several of the more regular members of the Injustice League.
  • Art Major Biology: The allergen that Aresia creates in the DCAU doesn't even work as one would do in reality (though it's said that a magical element is added so it's somewhat justified), given that allergents aren't contagious, cannot be engineered or be selective to genders. They also aren't harmful in any way, since the actual allergic reactions are caused by a reaction of the body's own immune system.
  • Ascended Extra: Aresia in the show was just a Monster of the Week who was never seen or mentioned again after “The Fury” outside of an equally bit role in the tie-in comic. Here, she ties heavily Luthor and the Joker’s plans and the consequences of her actions are brought up frequently.
  • Asexuality: The first time the crew met Poison Ivy, she tried to use her pheromones to turn all the males of the Straw Hats into her servants. The reason Luffy turned out fine is that his libido is asleep and dreaming of meat. To say that Ivy is surprised and afraid at this development is an understatement.
  • Ax-Crazy: The Joker, of course, but it gets ramped up after Sanji adjusts his face so he can't smile or laugh again.
  • Badass Crew: The Straw Hats, natch. What is different is that they have been bringing in local supervillains as well. While these newcomers are not exactly members of the crew itself, they are still close allies and as much as a team as there can be. The Justice League also counts, with them seeming to be expanding their own team earlier than canon.
  • Badass Teacher: The Straw Hats are training their new allies to help them improve their fighting potential. They're also ridiculously powerful when it comes to the DCAU.
  • Beauty Is Never Tarnished:
    • Justified as Nami outright admits that the reason that she and the others are not more scarred from their battles, or weathered from living at sea, is because of Chopper's miracle cures.
    • Averted with Wonder Woman after fighting the Injustice League. Her fight was the most savage, and the next day she is so covered in injuries and various bandages that she is nearly unrecognizable.
  • Because You Were Nice to Me:
    • The new allies of the Straw Hats are being truly loyal and helpful to the pirates because of their friendly nature towards them, and for the first time in years, they feel genuinely accepted.
    • Giganta decides to follow Aresia and her squad after she is freed by them from being a battery for Parasite by the Joker.
  • Berserk Button: The two biggest ones for Sanji are disrespecting food and disrespecting women; hurting children is pretty high up there as well. The Joker triggers all of them in Chapter 7 and gets a Fate Worse than Death.
  • Beware the Nice Ones: You just don't want to make Luffy angry. Clayface and the newbies learn this after he mentions Blackbeard while talking about what is a true pirate with the captain.
  • Big Badass Battle Sequence: When the pirates explain to their new friends about the war that they'll have to fight for the One Piece when they return to their world, Poison Ivy pictures it as something like this. In fact, she doesn't think that she can even truly imagine a conflict of such a scale, considering participants equal to and even stronger than the Straw Hats. How instead of a battle between armies, it must be more like between monsters striving for dominance to the point that the word "war" can't even really describe it.
  • Black-and-White Morality: What the norm is in the DCAU-verse. This is increasingly subverted by the Straw Hats though, who show that things are not as rosy as the Justice League likes to believe, bringing up arguments reminiscent of Cadmus later in the series. An In-Universe example, Diana tells the Justice League that the Straw Hats have a strong dislike to out and out hatred for the concept of Justice and how it's not just a childish rebellion against authority but have actual reasons to go against Justice, something that makes her uncomfortable.
  • Blood Knight: Zoro, and from the beginning he is rather irritated that due to the need for secrecy he has not had a decent fight in ages.
  • Blue-and-Orange Morality: As usual, Luffy believes that everyone should just have the freedom to follow their dreams and do whatever they want, while it doesn't take away other people's, which makes him be at odds against the Justice League because of them following a Black-and-White Morality (though not totally, considering Batman is one of the members) and it's the root of their conflict.
  • Brutal Honesty:
    • Like always Luffy just isn't the most tactful of people, he says things no matter if it's rude or hurtful for the person who he talks to. Heroes, villains and allies alike have noted and been on the receiving end of his innocent yet brutal remarks.
    • Zoro isn't all that careful with his words either, he straight up tells Harley that he and the other members of the Straw Hats thought of her as a crybaby until they saw her working to get stronger.
  • Calling the Old Man Out: Old woman out in this case, when Diana learns that Aresia is loose, despite her mother Queen Hippolyta vowing the Amazons would keep her imprisoned, she returns home to Themyscira to have words with her mother and sisters on the ramifications of that, as well as their general failures with Aresia.
  • Calling Your Attacks: Discussed, when Hawkgirl mentions this after the events of "Fury", the rest of the League finds it odd and slightly amusing, but rationalize that they're so confident in their strength that they can afford to do such things.
  • Cannot Keep a Secret: Luffy says without thinking that they have been involved in illegal activities to part of the Justice League when he meets them.
  • Cannot Tell a Lie: Luffy is just as awful when it comes to lying as always. Wonder Woman and the Flash note this fact when they meet for the first time.
  • Cast from Calories: Volcana manages to lose the extra pudge that she gained quicker than usual because of her powers which helps burning even more calories. Wisely she doesn't tell this to the ladies that are still struggling to lose weight.
  • Chef of Iron: Sanji is a Supreme Chef through and through as anyone who has the pleasure of eating his cooking can verify, but he's part of the "Monster Trio" for a reason, as Batman and Joker experience the hard way.
  • Child Soldier: Volcana was this in the past. Her parents brought her to a center where she could learn to control her powers over fire, but the government kidnapped her not long after she entered and trained her as a living weapon. After years of doing "dirty jobs" for them, she ended up rebelling and escaping from their clutches.
  • Clap Your Hands If You Believe: Despite being super strong, Wonder Woman sometimes exclaims "Hera give me strength!" This enhances her strength out to the point where it rivals Superman's, and is what gave her a fighting chance against Parasite, even if he was still stronger. In the aftermath, however, Hippolyta warns Diana of the dangers of invoking the attention of the gods to what she is doing.
  • Cliffhanger: Chapter 13 ends with Superman sitting down in a food court with Luffy, Volcana, and Maureen.
  • Combat Clairvoyance: Luffy manages to avoid the worst outcomes while fighting against Parasite thanks to his ability to see a bit into the future, via Observation Haki, that he learned while fighting Katakuri.
  • Combat Medic: Chopper has revolutionized the medical world in the DCAU thanks to his genius at Cherry Blossom Medical. His combat ability isn't far behind.
  • Cool Big Sis: The Straw Hat girls, especially Volcana, are becoming this to Maureen/Permafrost in the scenes we see with them together.
  • Cool Sword: Shining Knight's magic sword is given the name Gearradh, which means "cutting" in Welsh.
  • Cool Teacher: Brook is teaching Grundy how to tell his infamous bad puns, with the zombie even taking notes about it. The Straw Hats in general can be considered this when it comes to training their new associates to fight, since they have both good advice and support to offer.
  • Corrupt Corporate Executive: Lex Luthor was the boss of his own company and he had been aiding a lot of corrupted activities for years behind the façade of a benevolent businessman, for profit and personal interests in his quest for world domination. This changed, however, after the Justice League managed to unmask him to the public, and he was forced to leave the business at Mercy's hands.
  • Crazy Homeless People: Maureen/Permafrost fits this trope when she was first introduced in the story. Her mother died from an illness when she was just a child and she ended up living in the streets as a result. Living like that for a while made her a bit unstable, and when she got her powers it got even worse. Fortunately for her, Sanji and Nami met her in Dakota and they invited her to stay with them and the crew, where she benefits both from their support and from Chopper's medicine.
  • Crazy-Prepared: The meat freezer Franky made for Sanji is intended to keep Luffy out, and resembles more of a heavily fortified bank vault. Its eighteen digit passcode changes daily, has eight thick steel doors, and once said doors open, you have to immediately yell 'Tofu forever' to disarm what sounds like an ominous number of traps.
  • Cuddle Bug:
    • Maureen/Permafrost is very fond of her new family and likes to show it to them with hugs.
    • Harley Quinn finds Chopper really cute as well as adorable, and she shows it by giving him a hug.
    • Luffy hugs a lot and he seems to know how much someones needs it as Volcana notes.
  • Curb-Stomp Battle:
    • Luffy's battle against Parasite was essentially this. Indeed, Luffy could have won it faster if he were not hiding the power of Gear Fourth.
    • Several of the Justice League's fights against the Injustice League are essentially this. No longer holding back, Flash easily defeats Joker and Ultra-Humanite, as does Hawkgirl with Copperhead. Superman only takes so long with Killer Frost and Shade because he does not want to risk sending ice shrapnel everywhere, and teams up with Shining Knight to quickly defeat Luthor.
  • Death World: In the Omake "New World Blues," Question, Huntress, Green Arrow, and Black Canary find themselves on the Grand Line, and despite their formidable talents, they still find themselves struggling to maintain not only their lives but their very sanity upon those waters.
  • Defrosting Ice Queen: Poison Ivy, Cheetah, and Volcana weren't exactly the type of people that could trust others easily given their past experiences. However, since meeting and passing time with the Straw Hats, their prior aloof behavior has started to change for the better.
    • Poison Ivy in particular is quite a bit stubborn in admitting that she likes the Straw Hats. However, as Harley points out, the redhead definitely likes the women and even the men despite being a famous misandrist. She has also began feeling more comfortable being around them than she has with anyone aside from Harley.
  • Determined Expression: Harley Quinn has one while going to ask Zoro and Nami about sparring against them for training.
  • Distracted by the Sexy:
    • In Chapter 1, Lois thinks this happened to Clark, as he keeps staring at Nami's incredibly large breasts. In actuality, he is using his X-Ray Vision to see her superhuman body structure.
    • In Chapter 6, this briefly happened to Sanji when he fell to Poison Ivy's pheromones. And why didn't the crew's specialist in Observation Haki avoid it?
      Sanji: (uncomfortably) It didn't feel like a threat to me.
  • Domestic Abuse: Harley Quinn was in a very toxic relationship with the Joker, being manipulated and treated awfully both physically and mentally. Once Sanji disfigured the clown's face at Halloween, she finally left him (to later join the Straw Hats for protection thanks to Ivy) because of what the madman could do to her in his new state.
  • Doorstopper: As of chapter 17, it is over 225,000 words, although this is misleading as the author also puts in detailed replies to Guest Reviews. Word of God is that they get so many handy suggestions in Guest Reviews that this is their way of showing appreciation and encouragement.
  • Drives Like Crazy: Zoro certainly isn't the best person you want to take you driving in a car, unless you want a heart attack.
  • Dysfunction Junction: All the supervillains who have befriended the Straw Hats had some kind of tragic experience that pushed them to be how they were before meeting the pirates. However, the crew's warming attitude and behaviour (despite them going through a Dark and Troubled Past as well) are slowly helping them resolve their issues.
  • Early-Bird Cameo:
    • Shining Knight appears to stop Zoro and a few others from robbing a bank. After a Curb-Stomp Battle, Zoro leaves the Knight to be picked up by the hospital. He is later recruited to join the League.
    • Helena Bertinelli/Huntress goes to Mandragora's house once she sees that it is on fire in the distance and talks with Franky there as to whether to kill the mobster or not.
    • Question is in a mall and recognizes Volcana through her disguise while she's there with Luffy and Maureen.
    • Amanda Waller makes her first appearance during the Injustice for All arc, cleaning up loose ends and reflecting on the metahuman world, including certain pirates.
  • Entertainingly Wrong:
    • Lex Luthor and Batman are under the assumption that Luffy is actually a malevolent mastermind disguised as a fool because of his overall success and status. The reality, as we all know, is that he is far from being malevolent and he isn't the sharpest tool in the shed.
    • The entire Justice League fits in this trope when it comes to their thoughts on the Straw Hats. Flash and Wonder Woman in particular think that they've become cynical to the world around them when the crew is actually full of idealists who believe that dreams can come true.
    • Since the Straw Hats don't really specify about their past, their new allies/friends often understand things in another context to what the pirates actually mean. For example, when Luffy talks about having been in hell and escaping of it, they think that he's talking literally when he was instead referring to Impel Down (though it's not like that particular prison doesn't deserve that allusion).
    • In the Omake "Not so Flashy anymore," Buggy thinks he is being compared to 'Joker' as in Doflamingo, which he takes as a major compliment.
  • Family of Choice: Obviously the Straw Hats, but increasingly the supervillains they have recruited. Volcana is Maureen's surrogate big sister/mom, while viewing Nami and Robin as the girl's aunts. The rest of the villains are also obviously becoming closer to each other and the pirates. Unfortunately, things get complicated when the Straw Hats reveal they are from another world and are trying to get home, and admit they may not be bringing some or all of the villains with them, since they will be heading straight into a massive war. While they do promise to return afterwards, and the villains can prove they are strong enough not to be liabilities if they want to come along, it still strains things.
  • Fat Flex: In the omake "Reality Check" Harley is about to have her waist measured and sucks in her tummy to appear as if she hasn't gained any weight, unfortunately for her Robin uses her powers to tickle her so she's unable to hold her breath from the laughter and her belly bulges forward to her true form.
  • Friendly Enemy: Flash is the Leaguer who's the least hostile towards the Straw Hats, basing his opinion on Brook's musical genius and Luffy's genial personality. Particularly noteworthy given how Flash's only meeting with Luffy ended with the pirate knocking out the hero, except Flash acknowledges he unintentionally provoked him.
  • Gendercide: Aresia's radical hatred for men was so strong that she tried to eradicate all of them with an allergen capable of affecting any kind of male. Fortunately, her plan failed thanks to the efforts of those members of the Justice League and the Straw Hats who were unaffected.
  • Genki Girl: Harley Quinn is recognizable for being this. She can stay upbeat and cheerful even in the middle of a really tense situation.
  • Go Mad from the Isolation: Maureen was on the verge of this before being found by Sanji and Nami, as she was already suffering from auditory hallucinations not dissimilar to those found in paranoid schizophrenics.
  • Gone Horribly Right: Hippolyta helped raise Aresia to despise men, withholding the fact a man gave his life to save her, and then later had to try and stop Aresia from killing off all the men she hated so much.
  • Gone Horribly Wrong: Cheetah used to be a scientist who searched for possibilities of granting humans with animal characteristics. Because of a lack of funding, she ended up using herself as a test subject and ended up transforming into an anthropomorphic animal that was shunned by society.
  • Government Conspiracy: The USA government has a large number of immoral and inhumane projects that have been going for years such as metahuman kids being kidnapped and trained as weapons. Now slowly but surely, these projects are being mixed together under the supervision of Amanda Waller.
  • Gray-and-Grey Morality: The general crux of the pirates-superheroes conflict. The Straw Hats only want to go home but don't really care about collateral damage in spite of not going out of their way to be jerks, while the Justice League's desire to protect people sometimes leads them to dip into self-righteousness.
  • Groin Attack: Luffy, being his usual Combat Pragmatist self, kicks a giant-sized Parasite right up in his "jewels" (or where they should be at least, it still works the same way). The attack is terrifyingly named the "Jewel Cleaver".
  • Guilty Pleasure: Cheetah may have tried to resist for a while that both Nami and Robin use her as some kind of pillow when they sleep, but eventually she just accepted it and the truth is that she secretly enjoys it.
  • Hero Insurance:
    • In Chapter 8, Green Lantern goes to Wayne Enterprises to meet Bruce Wayne, who is generously working to create something like this. Usually, the Justice League tries to help rebuild, or Batman ponies up the cash, but that is not always feasible or affordable in the long-term; so, it was decided that a non-profit organization to provide insurance for people after super-powered battles would be created.
    • Wayne Enterprises also provides relief in Gotham to those hurt by super-powered battles.
  • Hidden Depths: As in canon, the Straw Hats all possess this. However, they are also carefully working to hide their origins from the natives of Earth, preventing any interactions and exchanges with Gaia that are not on their own terms. Since they are actively keeping secrets, there are even more mysteries for the villains and heroes they interact with. To say nothing of general misunderstandings as they drop hints.
  • Honor Among Thieves: Batman realizes that the Straw Hats could potentially make this work and considering how their allies are loyal to them since they're nice to them; he is pretty much right.
  • Human Popsicle: Brook freezes Killer Frost and then she's stuffed in the Straw Hats' freezer. She's left there until Harley finds her and reminds them to give her to the cops.
  • Impossibly Delicious Food: Like in canon, Sanji's cooking is just "that" good, their new allies certainly appreciate it, especially the ladies who even started to get pudgy because of it.
  • The Insomniac: After his transformation, Clayface became unable to sleep. After a while, he learned to do it again since he enjoys it and helps his sanity as well.
  • Irony: The author points out how ironic is that both the Joker and Shining Knight are in better conditions than they should when both the Justice League and Injustice League fight one another, because of the medicines created by Chopper via Cherry Blossom Medical when it was the Straw Hats who injured them in the first place.
  • Jaw Drop:
    • Harley Quinn has this reaction for a moment while she's talking with Sanji for the first time at the Straw Hats' base, out of surprise at the cook's kindness towards her, which really speaks of how foreign that must've been for her since the Joker twisted her mind.
    • This is Cheetah's reaction after Luffy says that he'll return to "hell" to get her and the rest of his new friends out if they end up there like it's nothing special, Nami pauses mid-exit to delicately close her mouth.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Batman is cynical and abrasive, yet he still decided to fight the good fight. Superman also guesses the Dark Knight first grew interested in Cherry Blossoms Medical because he saw an opportunity to help even more people.
  • Just Friends: While Cheetah acknowledges Luffy can be rather attractive, given how kind, powerful, charismatic, and accepting he is, after getting to know him better, she decides she has no romantic interest in him.
  • Justified Criminal: The Straw Hats need to return to their world so they can accomplish their dreams and help their friends in the war at Wano that it's approaching, for that they need a lot of money and resources which it isn't enough to get with just their legal ways.
  • Kick the Dog: Not only does the Joker beat up some Amazons when he goes to Themyscira to free and force Aresia to his plans, but also kidnaps and locks them up with Scarecrow's fear gas and shock collars making them weak so they can become a battery for Parasite.
  • Kick the Son of a Bitch: Daughter in this case. After being released by the Joker from her prison in Themyscira, Aresia is reduced to be chained, drugged, and tortured with a shock collar so the madman can force her into doing a deadly concoction like her allergen. However the fact that she's a radical misandrist who has been unapologetically responsible of one of the largest genocides in history (and plans to do it again with the hope of eradicate all the male population even if women are killed as well in the process), doesn't make it easy to feel sorry for her.
  • Killed Off for Real: And not by any of the Straw Hats, either...
    • Shade gets his throat slit by the Joker.
    • Kurt (Volcana's former "boss" when she was kidnapped by the government) gets his neck snapped by a USA agent while talking with Amanda Waller after all his failures and going rogue.
  • Killed Offscreen: Apparently, before going to gather his allies in prison, the Joker tried to recruit Gorilla Grodd for his group to kill the Straw Hats and the Justice League, but Grodd turned against him. Now he's part of the decoration for the lair of the Injustice League.
  • Knight Templar: After her Dark and Troubled Past and being raised by the Amazons about the "evils of men" from childhood to adulthood, Aresia believes that every male has to be killed for the better of the world and the women residing in it, with the delusion that they would applaud her as a heroine later alongside her sisters back in Themyscira.
  • Late to the Realization: The Justice League has been investigating about the Straw Hats since basically the beginning of the story, but they took a while to realize that the majority of them seem to be in their late teenage years. After a while, Shining Knight (who becomes a member by then) is the one that brings this to the front while discussing about them.
  • Mad Scientist: The Straw Hats know that they need scientific help getting home, except they do not know the underground scientific community very well when they first arrive. So they approach Cheetah, who while a Mad Scientist in her own right, is not the right type for what they want; however she DOES know how to contact the rights. Franky is an Aversion of this since while he is very eccentric, a brilliant scientist in multiple fields and a criminal, he is not mad. Poison Ivy, another one, later joins up as well.
  • Magnetic Hero: Luffy and the Straw Hats in general are REALLY charismatic individuals who effortlessly befriend people and inspire loyalty. This story is no exception with them managing a genuine alliance and friendship with supervillains who previously didn't have any concept of Honor Among Thieves.
  • Mama Bear: Or Big Sister Bears with this cast.
    • The female members of the Straw Hats fit in this trope as always, when the male population was being killed this was put into perspective with Nami's pure hatred and killing intent for Aresia, and Robin saying that if it means saving her male family, she will burn the whole world if necessary. A shaken Aresia goes as far as describing it to herself as "monsters" residing inside both of them.
    • When Killer Frost threatens to abduct Maureen. To quote one reader: "Oooooh. She done it now. Volcana is going to burning momma bear mode."
  • The Man Behind the Man: Or rather woman in this case. With his information at the time as well as how dangerous he deems her to be, Talon Karrade had the impression that Robin was the leader of the Straw Hats. It's later, when she goes to talk with him face to face, that it's revealed to him that she works for someone else, much to his hidden surprise.
  • Mega Meal Challenge: In the omake "Luffy's Day Out" after the captain and Zoro raid their supposedly unpenetrable fridge, Cheetah (who was in charge) takes them alongside Grundy to one so the still hungry Luffy can eat without having to pay afterward.
  • My God, What Have I Done?: After realizing the mistakes that were done by her and her subjects while raising Aresia and that it led to the blonde becoming what she currently is Hippolyta feels really guilty about it, a sentiment that is shared, little by little, by the rest of the Amazons after their princess went to Themyscira and chewed them out for it.
  • My Greatest Failure: While Robin is talking with her new allies and mentions how all the Straw Hats had a past marked by death, Volcana asks if Luffy lost people too since it's surprising of the usually cheerful captain. At that moment, Robin's façade cracks and the grief and shame for being unable to help him in Marineford show through...

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  • Narcissist: Lex Luthor notes this about the Joker when the latter explains how the Straw Hats are changing the way things function due to their chaotic factor producing a ripple effect. The clown doesn't find it funny since he's not the perpetrator.
  • Never Gets Fat:
    • Luffy and the Flash can eat high amounts of food and still remain as fit as always because of their insanely high metabolism.
    • Nami fits in this trope quite well: in a Halloween party, she is gobbling quite a lot of food but she's confident that her exercise routine will keep her hourglass figure. Later, Volcana confirms it by proclaiming in frustration that she eats Sanji's food as much as the other ladies and yet she doesn't put on a single pound like the rest.
  • N.G.O. Superpower:
    • The Justice League is an obvious example.
    • The Straw Hats count as well, as not only are they easily 10 of the most powerful fighters on the planet, they have a secret financial support network of several companies to keep them comfortable. Unfortunately, Franky's expenses in trying to make a gateway home and Luffy's appetite mean they have to make the odd excursion to steal more cash.
  • Nice Job Breaking It, Hero!:
    • This unfortunately sums up the mess made in the very beginning. Batman discovers a bunch of suspicious things about a medical company and goes snooping around before getting caught. The first issue was that Cherry Blossom Medical was revolutionizing the medical world at lower costs than they could have changed, and while it being shut down was a temporary thing, the reopened company no longer had access to Chopper's genius. The second and more significant issue is that the way Batman handled the situation: using his customary paranoia and tactics and subsequently being caught in the act, meant that the Straw Hats were guaranteed to be enemies. Especially since Batman's actions confirmed their own fears that while the members of the Justice League were not necessarily bad people, they still resembled the Marines too much for comfort. Word of God states that if Superman had approached 'Sanji Kuroashi' openly, in all likelihood the pirates and heroes would be openly cooperating with each other.
    • Sanji steps in to protect Harley from Joker's abuse and ends up adjusting his face so he can never smile or laugh. Losing the crux of his identity turns the Clown Prince of Crime even more insane, and he begins gathering villains to destroy both the pirates and the Justice League.
    • Superman wanted to help Volcana so she was able to have peace without being endangered by the government agents after her, while also not being a threat to those around her. Unfortunately, the idea that he comes up with is leaving her in an isolated island where he can only drop by occasionally. Eventually, she escapes from the island and joins the Straw Hats, which makes Superman realize that she could be one of his biggest failures in the future. Batman does not hesitate to chew him out for it either.
  • The Nicknamer:
    • The fact that he's in a different world doesn't matter, Luffy still calls some people with nicknames rather than by their real names to make it easier for himself to remember them. Tellingly though, he did not refer to Maureen by 'Mauri' until after she had settled in some more, needing to adjust after coming off from living on the streets.
    • Harley Quinn also likes to call people by nicknames rather than their regular ones, for example she calls her best friend Poison Ivy "Red" because of her hair color, The Joker was "Mr J" or "Puddin'" before she left him and began to move on etc...
  • Nose Bleed: Sanji has multiple of them while playing chess against Harley Quinn, who is seducing him to gain an advantage.
  • Not So Different: Harley tells this to Mercy, as she sees both her own relationship with the Joker and Mercy's relationship with Lex as being abusive relationships.
  • Not-So-Well-Intentioned Extremist: After her terrible past and right after having been raised by the Amazons teachings against males through years, Aresia comes to the flawed conclusion that all men are horrible beings and have to be exterminated for the better of the world, and most of all for her own personal revenge. Obviously, she fails to see that she acts exactly the same way as her opinion of men and that there are bad women as well.
  • Nothing but Skin and Bones: When she's introduced in the story Maureen/Permafrost is malnourished from living in the streets and not having much to eat. However, since she joined the Straw Hats she's been progressively improving thanks to Sanji's cooking.
  • Omnidisciplinary Scientist: Franky is the main person who is at charge of investigating for a way back home and, while he's the closest thing that the crew has to a scientist, he's the SHIPWRIGHT. Luckily for them he turns out to be a genius at different fields of science despite his lack of education on the matters, and was able to make himself a super-advanced cyborg and an incredible efficient power system with just scrap and his own genius. Having said that, whatever that he needs to know to return to their world wasn't of his knowledge when the pirates were transported.
  • Once Done, Never Forgotten: After knowing that Parasite got kicked in the balls by Luffy, Hawkgirl amuses herself by spreading the story, like when she goes with Wonder Woman to Themyscira and decides to tell the Amazons about it.
  • Outside-Context Problem: The Straw Hats are this for the Justice League in spades. Not only do they bring with them abilities and skills that easily put them on the top tier of fighters on the planet, but their experiences with the World Government have left them VERY cynical towards the idea of 'justice'.
  • Paper-Thin Disguise: In order to accompany Volcana and Maureen to the mall, Luffy once again uses his disguise of Dressrosa and calls himself "Lucy" to go. Funnily enough, the one who is recognized is Volcana, even though she actually put effort in disguising herself.
  • The Paragon: The Justice League aspires to be this. With typical cynicism, Batman also notes that if they are seen as heroes who keep winning and saving the day, not only will it ensure no government opposition, it will also demoralize criminals before a fist is thrown; similar to how he operates himself in Gotham. Unfortunately, the ongoing victories of the Straw Hats are a threat to this.
  • Positive Friend Influence: The supervillains who have allied with the Straw Hats have been improving when it comes to their respective problems/behaviour compared to before, because of the pirates' influence. Harley and Maureen are being healed from their past little by little; Cheetah, Clayface and Grundy are being accepted by others once again; and Poison Ivy, as well as Volcana, are lightening up from their usual cynical worldview.
  • Properly Paranoid: The Straw Hats are very tight-lipped about where they come from, not just so they can be the only ones to profit from finding a way to travel back and forth between world, but also because they are afraid of what might happen if other powers found out about the potentials available back home and tried to abuse it. Sure enough, Hawkgirl, a mole for Thanagarians, is very intrigued about where they come from, and hoping to pass that along to her superiors.
  • Proud Beauty:
    • When she and Clark go to interview the people in charge of Cherry Blossoms Medical, Lois Lane notes this about Nami. Lois mentally describes her as a woman who dresses skimpy not to attract men, but because it's her body and she looks glorious like that.
    • Poison Ivy also fits here, usually she uses her pheromones, but she is still confident in her body and beauty to manipulate men without using those, like she showed with Grundy who was immune to them.
    • Volcana has a reputation for being sultry and using her "charms" to get what she wants while also having a quite revealing supervillain outfit, she puts this into practice to distract Sanji from his frustration at seeing people wasting food while the rest of the crew went to do the heist that they planned before that distraction.
  • Ragtag Bunch of Misfits: The Straw Hats and their new allies, villains who are such due to being outcasts, not evil.
  • Reality Ensues:
    • Even if Areisa's plague failed to wipe out the total male population, it did not go without casualties. Elderly men, young children, and others with weaker constitutions all died before the cure could be administered. It's later stated that young girls and women also died as well, incidentally as a result of the men falling ill and dying around them.
      • It's also mentioned that Aresia's dream of a female utopia would never have happened, as not every woman hates men, let alone enough to want all men dead. More than a small percentage of the world's female population wants her dead.
      • If Aresia had not been taken back to the island, she would have been executed for terrorism.
    • After it has become public that Aresia has escaped despite the promises the Amazons made, and Diana spells out the extent of their failings with Aresia and unwitting complicity, Hippolyta realizes that Themyscira can no longer stay out of the affairs of the world if it wants to keep a sliver of goodwill and independence. Thus she names Diana to be ambassador to try and fix this disaster.
  • The Reason You Suck: Nami and Robin remark to Aresia the hypocrisy of her actions, including the fact that she behaves exactly the same way as her opinion of men in general.
  • Secret Secret-Keeper: The Straw Hats are well aware that Superman is really Clark Kent. They just don't care about using that information.
  • Significant Wardrobe Shift: Harley ditches the jester outfit and dons a pirate outfit (although with a bandanna, and not those lips) to symbolize how she is getting over the Joker.
  • Skeletal Musician: Brook is this, he's so good and popular as a musician that even when he's considered a criminal by the authorities and the Justice League he still has a huge fanbase cheering for him.
  • Sleep Cute: The Straw Hat girls and their female allies seem like angels while sleeping, Nami and Robin are even using Cheetah as a plushie, and all of them have cute pajamas... On the other hand, the males seem like they're snoozing in the jungle, and it's a wonder how they don't kill each other every morning.
  • Slice of Life: In several chapters we get scenes showing the Straw Hats just relaxing in their base. Watching films, discussing fiction, playing games, along with the occasional philosophical question.
  • Sliding Scale of Idealism vs. Cynicism: Played with, the main problem between the Justice League, and the DCAU as a whole, and the Strawhats is how differently the scales balance out in their respective worlds. In the DCAU, the Strawhats are seen as somewhat cynical due to their dismissal of the idea of Justice, capitalization intended, however in their own world they are some of the most idealistic people, even Robin, for believing in things like Dreams, Hardwork, Freedom and self-governance. On the other hand, the Strawhats see the Justice League as idealists to a dangerous degree that they fear the former could fall into tyranny in regards to keeping their view of Justice. Amanda Waller on the hand falls heavily into Cynicism on both scales due to the fact that she doesn't believe in justice at all, but rather word of law and the sovereignty of the US, to the point that she believes that the only Meta-humans that should be working in the vein of the Justice League are those that are loyal and subservient to the nation.
  • Society of Immortals: When Star Sapphire points out that without men the human race will die, Aresia reveals that when all 'the evils of men' are gone, she intends for all women to be made as immortal as the Amazons. Other Amazons believe trying to influence the judgment of the gods is a spectacularly bad idea and believe this plan will not only fail, but will ultimately turn out horribly on Aresia and her followers.
  • Straw Feminist:
    • Aresia is the primary example with her hatred for men and her plan of killing all of them on the planet.
    • The Amazons can be considered as well. Not to the same extent as Aresia of course, but a major reason for her radicalization was their "distaste" for men that she was raised to embrace. Hippolyta and Wonder Woman realize this once the incident is over and can only feel regret.
    • Poison Ivy is another example: while her hatred is more centered towards the human race in general, she feels more distaste for males. The more time that passes, the more that the Straw Hats’ influence diminishes this.
  • Stunned Silence:
    • This is the reaction that the new allies of the Straw Hats have after Luffy casually says that he'll break in and out of "hell" again just to save them if they end up there. Such is their shock, Nami stops to close Cheetah's gaping mouth.
    • Superman has several moments where he doesn't really know what to say in his first conversation with Luffy, because of the wackiness of the rubber boy.
  • Superman Stays Out of Gotham: Despite the sharply escalating crime rate in Gotham, when Wonder Woman shows up to help, Batman still tries to send her away. She ignores him.
  • Suspiciously Specific Denial:
    • Volcana has two of these mentally to reassure herself: The first one happens after Nami teases her and the rest of female friends for getting a bit chubby, so in annoyance Volcana says to herself that her pants aren't getting tight around her waist. The second happens later when Superman appears in the mall that she's in and covers her mouth with a napkin for taking a long breath while reminding herself that she's not scared of him.
    • After Luffy hits him below the belt, Parasite starts to make excuses for himself to leave the fight instead of admitting that in reality, he is in a LOT of pain.
  • That Man Is Dead: When Maureen wonders if she should go by the name Permafrost again, Volcana discourages it. After all, the formerly homeless teen had chosen that name because she heard 'voices' calling her that. Now that she is doing better, Volcana does not want to encourage that particular behaviour again to prevent any relapse.
  • There Are No Therapists: Good news, there is indeed at least one active therapist, and genuinely meaning to help! Bad news, it is Harley Quinn, as crazy as ever, and not too concerned about consent!
  • Through His Stomach: A gender inversion as it's always the case with Sanji, he always makes special meals and beverages for beautiful ladies to the point that he will shrug Luffy off until the needs of the women are satisfied. The twist in this story is that all his delicious food and pampering relaxes the new female friends of the crew a bit too much, to the point that they gain weight except for Poison Ivy to an extent because of her vegetarian diet.
  • Too Dumb to Live: Luthor was carrying around a piece of radioactive, green rock for ages, without doing any studies into whether that was harmful or not. Predictably, he blames Superman when he gets terminal cancer from it.
  • Too Much Information: Once he's done explaining how he defeated Parasite, Luffy tells both Maureen and Volcana what their crew did to "push" Franky to join in the past. The redhead says this to her boss and thinks to herself how she really didn't need to know any of this information.
  • Took a Level in Badass: Batman paid attention to Usopp's techniques, and beats Deadshot with iron-lined gas, and Batarangs that can redirect themselves, similar to the projectiles the pirate used against Green Lantern.
  • Tsundere:
    • Nami like usual gets mad at the crew because of their idiotic nature but still cares deeply and unconditionally about all of them. This is put into perspective at the rage and hatred that she displayed at Aresia when she confronted her for infecting the male members with her allergen, to the point that she admitted having wanted to kill her even after she was defeated, yet when the boys began to recover she masked her happiness and relief by scolding them for making her worry.
    • In the omake "Reality Check" Ivy is descrived as such by Harley after the dryad shows a caring and simpathetic side to her fellow supervillainesses that was behind all the teasing and amusement that she takes at the ladies for having gotten chubby.
  • The Undead: Brook and Grundy are this, with the former being a living skeleton and the latter a zombie.
  • Underestimating Badassery: While they're known for being powerful enough to go toe to toe with some members of the Justice League, in the beginning nobody — heroes, villains, or even the ones working for them — understand just how strong the Straw Hats really are. This makes everyone underestimate them a little bit, even if it's subconsciously. Of course, this is largely because the pirates don't want to attract too much attention, and going all-out would be detrimental for that.
  • Undying Loyalty: As True Companions, the Straw Hats obviously have this towards one another; however, Robin takes it to a frightening degree telling all that she is willing to burn the world in order to save her friends. Considering her life before then, it's more than understandable.
  • Villain Team-Up:
    • Lex Luthor notes that while a super-villain team-up makes plenty of sense, in practice it is extremely dangerous, and few can successfully lead such an organization long-term. The problem is that super-villains are all strongly independent, highly suspicious of other, and have clashing egos, and likely to quickly break out into violence if anybody tries any alpha posturing.
    • While they are the protagonists, the Straw Hats count as they are criminals and thus 'villains.' Regardless, they certainly have an impressive team of confirmed super-villains working for them.
    • The Joker creates the Injustice League after recruiting/intimidating supervillains to join in, to have revenge on Sanji and the pirates while also take out the Justice League in the process. Luthor's concerns about villain team-ups prove correct as tensions rise amongst members, barely kept in check by fear of Joker. The team is done for because of the Justice League tracking them down and make an ambush, but some of those villains managed to escape and are still working together.
    • The rogue Amazon Aresia recruited different supervillains, who were really greedy, to help her steal some materials. Later however, it was revealed that she wanted those things to create a deadly allergen capable of affecting men in general so she could kill them all off. With the males in her team incapacitated, she continues to lead Star Sapphire and Tsukuri from her group, since they do like the idea after betraying the males. She also promises them that once only women are left, the Greek gods will make them all into Amazons, with powers and eternal youth. They were stopped before the allergen was sent to the atmosphere to reach every part of the world, with Aresia imprisoned by the Amazons, and the others sent to an American prison. Later though, the Joker freed the two lackeys for them to join the Injustice League while also imprisoning and forcing Aresia to his cause, while the Justice League makes a surprise attack to the Injustice League's base, the two women free their leader and escape (alongside Giganta who was a prisoner too) to resume with their plan to erase men from the face of the Earth.
  • Villainous Valour: During his 'fight' with Zoro, Shining Knight attributes this to the pirate.
  • War Is Hell: The Straw Hats are well aware that stepping into a war back home is going to be very nasty, and thus are strongly reluctant to bring their newfound friends into the pirates' mess.
  • Weight Woe: Because of Sanji's delicious food and extra pampering, Harley, Cheetah, and Volcana end up gaining weight and have to focus in losing their new chub for a while.
    • This is expanded in the omake "Reality Check" which has been accepted as canon by Word of God, where the at first in denial ladies are put through a physical examination so they finally realize/accept that they have indeed packed on the pounds much to their embarrassment and displeasure.
  • Weirdness Magnet: This is one of the best ways to describe the Straw Hats and Luffy in special. First of all, they somehow end up transported to a completely different world and then they're always catching the attention of people who aren't really "conventional". To put it into perspective when the captain left their base to go at the mall without the knowledge of the crew a part of them panicked to a more or less degree and freaked out their new friends in the process for this very reason. Of course, they turn out to be correct after all, since Luffy did get into trouble there.
  • Well-Intentioned Extremist: Like in canon material, Poison Ivy is considered this with her being an eco-terrorist: the majority of her crimes are for the good of plant life, but she uses violent methods against her much despised human race (with some exceptions). To elaborate further, she is very dismissive of Aresia's plan due to the fact that the allergen could've mutated and crossed the species barrier, affecting male animals, which she noted would have had negative effects to botanical life further down the line due to the lack of carbon dioxide needed for photosynthesis.
  • What Does She See in Him?: Once that Luffy tells her that there's a lady that has expressed her love for him, and even asked him to marry (he is referring to Hancock, even if he doesn't mention her name) Cheetah wonders with more than a touch of dread just what kind of woman must this mystery lady be to want to marry Luffy and all his quirks. She is also morbidly curious as to what kind of woman would Luffy would find to wed, and the possibilities scare her.
  • World of Badass: Quite literally, Chopper finds few, if any, genetic differences between a human from Earth and a human from Gaea, meta-humans and Devil Fruit users excluded, and thus speculates that it's the environment of the world itself that makes even people like Nami and Usopp have physiques that have Superman seeing them as non-powered physical powerhouses.
  • Worth It: Aresia considers the fact that she would have been hated by most of the world's women whose husbands and sons and fathers she killed well worth the price if it meant that all men were dead.
  • Worthy Opponent: After testing Shining Knight's resolve, Zoro is impressed and goes so far as to give him a tip for improving his sword-fighting.
  • Would Hurt a Child:
    • Aresia wanted to wipe out ANY men, this includes kids and even babies.
    • The Joker planned to sell poisoned apples to children for Halloween. Fortunately, Sanji was able to expose him before anyone took a bite. Averted with Harley who voiced clear reluctance to be doing that to kids.
  • Wrong Assumption: The natives of the DCAU in the know, are aware that the Straw Hats are from another world. However they have leaped to the understandable assumption that they mean a world from the same dimension as them. While the pirates have not made that connection, including assuming Superman was talking to Luffy about dimensional travel.
  • You Have Got to Be Kidding Me!: Flash had this reaction when Batman says he was suspicious of the "Soul King".
  • Zany Scheme: Many of the crew's heists are like this.

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