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  • Executive Meddling: The Bat-Editors constantly threatened to yank Robin from the book unless the writers obeyed their edicts on how he could be featured; most notably, Robin could not be used in any battle that took place in public, according to the "urban legend" policy in the Bat-books.
    • This resulted in a couple of Take That! jokes during a reality show story ("Did the all-concealing shadows just say ouch?"), including Robin creating the hero identity of "Mr. Sarcastic," a shaved-head Shout-Out to Spider Jerusalem (and possibly to Protector, a Robin expy created for 80's Teen Titans PSA comics when licensing contracts prevented the Boy Wonder's use).
  • The Merch: The last few waves of Hasbro's JLA toyline, intended to act as this to Grant Morrison's JLA also acted as this for this series, including figures of Robin, Superboy, Impulse, and Red Tornado.
  • Recursive Adaptation: The Teen Titans cartoon was initially planned as an adaptation of Young Justice, but the number of Legacy Characters was too much of a problem. The solution: Re Vision the Wolfman-Perez Titans in the style of Young Justice!
    • And now we got a Re Vision of Young Justice more in line with Geoff Johns' Titans. Make of that what you will.
  • Shout-Out: Given the light hearted tone of the book they were able to cram these in at their leisure:

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General Trivia

  • Celebrity Voice Actor:
    • Wonder Woman is voiced by Maggie Q.
    • Captain Marvel was voiced by Rob Lowe for his first two appearances.
    • The Riddler is voiced by Dave Franco.
  • Channel Hop: Season 3 (Outsiders) and other future seasons will air on the DC Universe streaming service after being cancelled in 2013 by Cartoon Network, thus allowing more creative freedom, a consistent release schedule, and a much lesser chance of being Screwed by the Network.
  • Creator's Favorite:
    • Co-creator Greg Weisman has said that Black Canary is his favorite DC Comics character, which is partly why she's one of the team's mentors on the show.
    • Weisman has also said that Wally West is his favorite Flash.
  • The Danza:
  • Descended Creator:
    • Series co-creator Greg Weisman voices Lucas Carr.
    • Series writer Nicole Dubuc voices Iris Allen-West.
  • Disowned Adaptation: The Outsiders creator Mike W. Barr criticized the show's changes to his characters, including Geo-Force's new costume, Halo's Race Lift, and Dr. Helga Jace being younger and more attractive.
  • Executive Meddling: Kaldur was meant to be Ambiguously Gay, but executives had him be romantically involved with Tula, which either makes him Ambiguously Bi or Tula was an exception.
  • Exiled from Continuity:
    • Rocket and Icon have been prevented from appearing in the tie-in comics.
    • Wonder Girl, until the legal issues were worked out for Season 2 and beyond.
  • Fake Nationality: Despite the series using voice acting where this trope is less of a problem, this is actually averted more often than not. Hispanics are voiced by Hispanics, Asians are voiced by Asians...although one could argue that the effect is ruined when Lex Luthor has a better Japanese accent than the Japanese character voiced by an ethnically Japanese woman.
    • Ariel Winter once again voices Perdita, but she uses a European accent instead of her regular American voice.
  • Fandom Nod: In the series premiere, you have a citizen asking if Speedy is the Flash's sidekick, and when someone responds that he's Green Arrow's, the first guy says "that makes no sense", echoing a fair amount of comic book fans who didn't get Speedy's name (especially those introduced to him in crossovers).
  • Fan Nickname:
    • "Radical" Robin (for his very familiar hacking style).
    • "Batdad," "Batdaddy," or "Daddybats" for Batman's surprising aptitude for being a good parental figure.
    • "Kid Fate," for Kid Flash wearing the Helmet of Fate.
      • "Fate Lad" and "Fatanna" for when Aqualad and Zatanna do the same.
    • "Rolly" for the sphere that Superboy brought back from Bialya in "Bereft"
    • "Rageboy" and "Emoboy" for Superboy's early anger management issues and his angsting about Superman ignoring him. But these are markedly toned down as the show progresses.
    • "Angroy" for Red Arrow's anger at the whole sidekick thing.
    • "Aquabad" or "Mantalad" for Aqualad after his Face–Heel Turn.
      • There's also Manta II and Manta Jr.
    • "Mama Canary" for Black Canary, who was Team Mom to the young heroes in season 1.
    • Eduardo is also known as Spike Spiegel in the fandom because of their similar looks.
    • In the wake of Arsenal joining up with the Runaways, fans have started calling dubbing the group "The Outsiders" and "The Outlaws."
    • The Runaways aren't really called "The Runaways" in capital letters, but since the term is used both in dialogue and an episode title, fans have adopted it for that purpose.
  • I Knew It!:
    • Artemis being the comic book villain Artemis Crock. (Because the only other DC characters named Artemis are a redheaded Amazon and the Greek goddess.)
    • Six of the seven leaders of the Light being Vandal Savage, Lex Luthor, Ra's Al-Ghul, Queen Bee, Ocean Master, and the Brain. What no one expected was Klarion being the seventh one. This one was helped by the fact that before the show premiered, it was already known the late Miguel Ferrer was Vandal Savage and Marina Sirtis was voicing Queen Bee, Oded Fehr and Mark Rolston already voicing L2 and L3 respectively before we saw Ra's and Lex on-screen, L5 being voiced by Roger Craig Smith (who also voiced Orm), and L6 having a French accent.
    • Cheshire being Artemis's older sister. (Not in the comics.)
      • Also, Sportsmaster being Artemis's father. (As in the comics.)
    • Sphere being the Super-Cycle from the Young Justice comics.
    • M'gann's personality being lifted from a TV series called Hello, Megan!. (Hinted several times.)
    • M'gann being a White Martian. (As in the comics. Hinted even more than the above.)
    • Guardian being Red Arrow's uncle. (As in the comics.)
      • Sort of. He's actually another clone of Roy Harper, programmed to think he's Roy's uncle.
    • Prince Orm being Ocean Master as revealed in tie-in comic issue #14 (As in the main comics.)
    • Conner being the half-human hybrid clone of Superman and Lex Luthor. (As in the comics, though a Retcon made after the Young Justice comic series which included him.)
    • Starro being the tentacle organism found in Atlantis and being involved in the Light's plot. (Even though it wasn't named, nothing else fits.)
    • Impressively, some predicted that the term Sportsmaster used to describe Red Arrow, "Broken Arrow", in the episode "Targets" would be significant in the future. It was: "Broken Arrow" is a shut-down command implemented into Roy (The Mole) to retrieve information or to program him even further.
    • The fact that Season 2 would start with a time skip.
      • And once an image of Nightwing was leaked, some people guessed a more specific number, namely 5.
    • Aqualad quitting the Team and joining Black Manta, and the reason for which being Tula's death. (Because of leaked images of toy packaging.)
    • Artemis and Wally have quit heroics for the time being to focus on college.
    • M'gann's penchant for Mind Rape leading to the end of her relationship with Conner.
    • Jason Todd was the second Robin and died during the five-year time skip. (Hinted at by Dick telling Tim, "Don't die".)
    • The Reach and Black Beetle being the Light's alien partner in Season 2.
    • M'gann confronts Kaldur and Mind Rapes him.
    • Psimon is called in to help with Kaldur's Mind Rape coma.
    • Let's be honest: did anyone think Green Beetle was going to be a good guy?
    • The Scarab was put off-mode by magic.
    • Jaime and the Scarab becoming partners and friends.
    • M'gann and La'gaan break up.
    • Darkseid being a Last Episode, New Character.
    • G. Gordon Godfrey is Apokoliptian (or at least is working for Darkseid). (As in the comics.)
    • Granny Goodness (another one of Darkseid's elite) being the founder and head of Goode World Studios.
    • The Goode Goggles being a brainwashing machine due to their resemblance to one of Granny's devices on Apokolips that are seen in most depictions.
    • Jason Todd survived and became Red Hood. (As in the comics.)
    • Doom Patrol existed/will exist.
    • Terra is with Deathstroke. (As in the comics.)
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  • In Memoriam: The Season 3 episode Evolution which details Vandal Savage's backstory was fittingly dedicated to Savage's original voice actor, Miguel Ferrer.
  • Lying Creator: Overlapping with Exact Words. Before the second season began airing, Greg Weisman stated that it would continue on minutes after the last season finale ended. While this is technically true, it is very misleading, since the scene that does take place right after the first season lasts less than a minute and is followed by a five year Time Skip.
  • Name's the Same: Artemis's mother used to be a villain named Huntress. She's unrelated to Huntress of the Batman-related DC books. Her comics counterpart was created first (by some decades) and was renamed "Tigress" once the other was introduced.
  • The Original Darrin: A few of the original actors who weren't in the tie-in game, Legacy, came back for Outsiders, including Alan Tudyk as Psimon, Danny Trejo as Bane, Denise Boutte as Rocket, and Alyson Stoner as Oracle.
  • The Other Darrin:
  • Playing Against Type:
  • Production Posse: As usual for Greg Weisman:
  • Promoted Fanboy:
    • Maggie Q was a Wonder Woman fan when she was younger.
    • Zeno Robinson was ecstatic at being cast as Cyborg.
  • Recycled Set: Or rather, recycled animation. The opening shot in episode 8 is lifted directly from Batman: Under the Red Hood. The building where The Team fights Clayface is the same one where the mobsters meet in the film.
    • Red Arrow's apartment is also the same one from the climax of the film.
  • Relationship Voice Actor:
  • Role Reprisal:
    • Batman is voiced by Bruce Greenwood, who previously voiced the same character in Batman: Under the Red Hood.
    • From DC Showcase: Green Arrow, Steve Blum and Ariel Winter reprise their respective roles of Count Vertigo and Princess Perdita. Though in the case of the latter, she actually goes for the European accent instead of her regular American accent that she used in the short.
    • Jeff Bennett reprises his Batman: The Brave and the Bold as Abra Kadabra
    • Gregg Rainwater reprise his Justice League Unlimited as Apache Chief Expy (Tye) Longshadow
    • For Young Justice: Outsiders:
      • Almost everyone in the main cast reprises their roles here despite the roughly six-year gap between seasons, the exceptions being Beast Boy, Vandal Savage, and G. Gordon Godfrey.
      • Greg Cipes reprises Beast Boy in the place of Logan Grove, having played him originally in 2003's Teen Titans and various other adaptations.
      • Donna Troy finally makes her debut this season, where she’s voiced by Grey DeLisle Griffin, who previously provided Donna’s voice in the Super Best Friends Forever shorts. She also reprises her Justice League: Doom role as Lois Lane.
      • Darkseid is voiced by Michael Leon Wooley, reprising the role from Batman: The Brave and the Bold and Injustice 2.
    • In the French dub, several voice actors from previous adaptations reprised their roles here:
      • From Batman (1989) and its sequels: Jacques Ciron as Alfred.
      • From the DC Animated Universe: In addition to Alfred, Emmanuel Jacomy as Superman/Clark Kent, Alexis Tomassian as Robin/Tim Drake, Jean-Claude Sachot as Commissioner Gordon, and the late Marc Alfos as the second voice of Green Lantern/John Stewartnote .
      • From The Batman: In addition to Alfred and Gordon, Adrien Antoine as Batman/Bruce Wayne, Chantal Baroin as Batgirl/Barbara Gordon, Edwige Lemoine as Poison Ivy, Thierry Murzeau as Bane, and Christophe Lemoine as the Flash/Barry Allen.
      • From Batman: The Brave and the Bold: In addition to Batman, Batgirl, Flash/Barry Allen, and Alfred, Donald Reignoux as Nightwing/Dick Grayson AKA Robin Inote , Vincent Ropion as the replacement voice of Flash/Barry Allen, Christophe Lemoine as Blue Beetle/Jaime Reyes and the Flash/Jay Garrick, Michel Vigné as Aquaman, Marc Alfos as Red Tornado, Barbara Beretta as Black Canary, Jérôme Pauwels as Captain Marvel, Paolo Domingo as Billy Batson, Philippe Peythieu as Martian Manhunter, Xavier Fagnon as the Joker, and Thierry Murzeau as Black Manta.
      • From Superman/Batman: Public Enemies: In addition to Superman, Batman, Alfred, and Billy Batson, the late Marc Alfos as the first voice of Lex Luthor.
      • From Superman/Batman: Apocalypse: In addition to Superman and Batman, Delphine Braillon as Wonder Woman/Diana Prince.
  • Screwed by the Network: For whatever reason the show was very prone to schedule slippage, at least in the US. Cartoon Network took over a year (January 2011 - April 2012) to air the 26 episodes of the first season (not counting a two-episode preview in late 2010). Other countries even finished airing them months before the US did. In season 2, the entire DC Nation block got bumped to January 2013 with no warning near the start of October 2012, when it had only run for two weeks. So that's two back-to-back, three-month-long hiatuses with only two episodes aired in between. This also affected Green Lantern: The Animated Series, and what's worse, none of the creators were told. They all found out from fans on Twitter. Even DC Nation itself wasn't told; they updated their official Facebook asking how viewers enjoyed the block, and ended up having to delete it after it was swarmed by confused and angry fans. The episode was released on iTunes the next day, and peaked at #2 on their sales charts before being pulled, and no one knows why. Both shows were replaced by Beware the Batman and Teen Titans Go! after finishing their seasons. Any explanation for that either? Nope.
    • Paul Dini revealed on a Kevin Smith podcast that the toyline was indeed the reason for the cancellation. To be more specific, the show failed to sell enough toys. Because of the more detailed animation and the higher budgets it costs, toys have to sell well in order for an action cartoon to stay afloat.
    • This was likely the reason Outsiders and all subsequent seasons will be streaming-exclusive. This will ensure that no outside execs can screw them over like last time.
  • Short Run in Peru: Several episodes of season 1 aired in other countries months before their airing in the US. Memorably, because of the infamous October hiatus, Brazilian fans took it upon themselves to record and subtitle some episodes in English and share them on Youtube before being shut down.
  • Talking to Himself:
    • Nolan North voices both Superman, Superboy, and Zatara. The first two are justified since the latter is cloned from the former.
    • Khary Payton voices both Aqualad and Black Manta; justified in that they're father and son. He also voices Black Lightning and Silas Stone.
    • Alyson Stoner voices both Bette Kane and Barbara Gordon.
    • Danica McKellar voices both Miss Martian and Marie Logan. Which makes sense in a way since Miss Martian based her looks and mannerisms on the latter.
    • Kevin Michael Richardson voices four heroes: Martian Manhunter, Green Lantern John Stewart, Doctor Fate, and Mal Duncan.
    • Kelly Hu voices Cheshire, her mother Paula, and her baby daughter Lian.
    • Red Arrow and Guardian (both clones of Speedy/Roy Harper, according to Word of God) are both voiced by Crispin Freeman. This is played with in the episode "Salvage", where the now-retired Guardian is one of the people who confronts Red Arrow. And as of "Satisfaction" Speedy finally gets to talk with Red Arrow.
    • Jason Marsden plays both Impulse and The Atom.
    • Fred Tatasciore ends up having a fight scene between himself with both characters he voices in episode 10 of Outsiders; Deathstroke and Metamorpho.
  • Technology Marches On: In "Image" when Superboy, Kid Flash and Robin wonder what "Hello Megan!" is that Miss Martian is referring to, Garfield Logan shows them an old videotape of the sitcom his mother starred in years before. Kid Flash snarks "Whoa, you still have VHS. Where's your 8 track?"
  • Un-Canceled: Officially, as of November 7th, 2016.
  • What Could Have Been:
    • Phil LaMarr originally auditioned for Aqualad, though he later agreed that Khary Payton was the better choice for him.
    • Weisman has commented that Wonder Girl was declared off-limits too early in the development process to know if she would have made the final cut for the season one or not. For various reasons the character wasn't unavailable till season 2... after the five year time skip, so Wonder Girl II, Cassie Sandsmark, was used. Wonder Girl I, Donna Troy, stands out as the only one of the Teen Titans' "Fab Five" not to have speaking part in season one, and so thus far the only one not to appear at all. Weisman later revealed that she had been part of the team during the timeskip and was actually intended to appear in the episode "Satisfaction", but the role had to be cut for time and budget purposes. She also would have used her later codename "Troia".
    • Mary Bromfield (as "Sergeant Marvel") and Freddy Freeman (as "Lieutenant Marvel") were two other timeskip members that were meant to have a role, but could not be fit into the season. Mary was also initially meant to be in "Satisfaction", and a story involving the Marvel Family had to be scrapped from the tie-in comic in favor of focusing on the five year timeskip.
    • The cliffhanger in the finale features Darkseid. If only this show hadn't been canceled...
      • In addition, there were plans to introduce the Wonder Twins, Zan and Jayna, in season three.
    • Post-cancellation, Greg Weisman, Brandon Vietti, and comic book artist Christopher Jones have been pitching various continuations, including TV movies, a spinoff show starring the Arrow family, an Earth-16 comic, and even a crossover with Scooby-Doo.
    • Both Icon and Rocket were slated for bigger roles during the "Invasion" story arc of the comic tie-in. However, they were written out after the first issue of the arc due to legal issues.
    • While it was never decisively settled on, because Cartoon Network only ordered 20 episodes for season two, Greg has said that if they'd been given more, there probably would have been an episode focusing on Zatanna.
      • The finale episode "Endgame" had some really great dialogue that was cut for time - including Lex Luthor being called out for the Reach invasion, Wally and Artemis discussing an intended return to the hero life and balancing it with their normal lives (making Wally's fate at the end all the more tragic), and just in general some additional wrap-up that wasn't necessary but would have helped tie up loose ends a little better.
    • Red Tornado also had an arc cut from the second season.
    • The little girl whose father Artemis saves in "Insecurity" was confirmed to be Cissie King-Jones— Arrowette of the original Young Justice comic book. Cissie would have become Arrowette in season 3.
    • Greg has also said that they had future plans for Ravager/Rose Wilson, Deathstroke's daughter, although he would have to do more research on her before then.
    • Furthermore, at the Young Justice panel in 2013, Weisman refused to comment on the status of things such as Darkseid or Wally's death, implying that there would have been future story arcs. The reason Weisman refused to comment is in the admittedly unlikely hopes that a continuation should arise.
    • In "Revelation", several of the Injustice Gang members didn't talk because, in Greg's words, they literally didn't have the budget to spare to hire actors for them - Atomic Skull, Black Adam and Ultra-Humanite had no lines as a result.
    • Christopher Jones has stated that had the show been renewed for a third season, Supergirl would have appeared, and later comments by Greg suggests that Supergirl cropped up in possible story ideas for both Seasons 1 and 2, but was cut both times due to it not relating directly to the stories in those seasons.
    • Of course, with the announcement that the show has been renewed for Season 3, many of the above examples may become subversions.
  • The Wiki Rule: Now has a Wiki here.
  • Word of Gay:
    • Weisman has suggested that Kaldur isn't straight, though he hasn't directly confirmed it. What Kaldur's sexual orientation would be if not straight is not specified further.
    • Greg also confirmed that Marie Logan in the show is either a lesbian or bisexual; when asked "is Marie a lesbian or bisexual?", he pointedly answered "Yes". This was also deduced by sharp-eared fans who noted that Queen Bee (who caused Marie's death during the Time Skip) was explicitly stated to only influence most men and some women, which Greg confirmed was indeed based on her victim needing to be sexually attracted to her for her powers to work on them. Unlike with Kaldur however, Greg's answer to the question above suggests that Marie isn't omni- or pan-sexual or another other less common orientation.
    • When asked whether Bart Allen (Impulse) was gay, Greg Wiesman chose not to answer, saying it was a spoiler. Make of that what you will.
  • You Look Familiar: Jason Spisak, the voice of Kid Flash in the original series, returns in Outsiders as the voice of Forager.

Miscellaneous Trivia

  • Young Justice's Loads and Loads of Characters require loads and loads of actors. While they cut costs throughout the series by hiring actors to play multiple characters and not writing dialogue for every character present, they still have way more actors and characters than most similar series. During a panel at Anime Vegas, Greg Weisman and Yuri Lowenthal explained how they got away with it: they took their retake budget and used it to hire more actors. The entire series was done without retakes. To compensate for this, they created what Lowenthal called a "walla library." Basically, they had every character actor get in the booth and record a series of grunts, fight sounds, exclamations, shouts of each other's names, etc. in a variety of different inflections, and stored them just in case they needed it during the sound mix, because they were using the money they'd spend paying the actors to come back and re-record over their mistakes to hire more actors.
  • This is the first appearance of Miss Martian in DC television.
  • This is the first appearance of Rocket and Icon in DC television.
  • This is the first DC animated TV show that features the first animated appearance of Lian Harper, or in this adaptation's case, Lian Nguyen-Harper.
  • Likewise, this is also the first official appearance of Cassandra Cain in a DC TV show (at the time of her debut in Season 3, she had also already been announced to appear in the then-upcoming Gotham Season 5, and will make her big screen debut in 2020's Birds of Prey), not counting her unnamed cameo in Justice League episode "The Savage Time, Part 1".
  • Halo previously appeared in Batman: The Brave and the Bold as a voiceless cameo along with fellow Outsider members (including Katana, Black Lightning, Metamorpho, and Geo-Force, with the former three having already appeared in the show) in the Cold Opening to "Requiem for a Scarlet Speedster". And before that, a Crime Syndicate version of Halo, known as Aurora, appeared in Justice League: Crisis on Two Earths as a member of the Crime Syndicate's version of the Outsiders, the Owlman Faction.
  • As mentioned with Halo, Geo-Force appeared in the Batman: The Brave and the Bold episode, "Requiem for a Scarlet Speedster", though unlike her, he actually spoke (sharing a voice actor with the show's Wally West, Hunter Parrish). He had also appeared as Brion Markov in Arrow as a One-Shot Character loosely based on him, instead being a scientist who developed a seismic device and turned it into a weapon for Malcolm Merlyn (otherwise known as Dark Archer) before Merlyn killed him. He had also appeared in the tie-in comics of the Teen Titans animated series.
  • This is the first official appearance of Hardware in a DC TV show. He had been namedropped in Static Shock episode "Gear", where Richie/Gear and Virgil/Static are brainstorming superhero names for the former after he develops superpowers. Richie suggests Hardware, to which Virgil states has already been taking.
  • This is the first animated appearance of Arrowette in DC television, not counting her silent cameo appearances in the online DC Super Hero Girls cartoon.
  • This is the second animated appearance of Traci 13. She previously appeared in a cameo role in Teen Titans: The Judas Contract as a civilian that Jaime (Blue Beetle) has a crush on.
  • This is the first DC TV show to depict Batman along with all five of his current main "sidekicks" (Robin I/Nightwing/Dick Grayson, Batgirl I/Oracle/Barbara Gordon, Robin II/Jason Todd/Red Hood, Robin IV/Spoiler/Stephanie Brown, Batgirl II/Cassandra Cain, in addition to a civilian Bette Kane (if you count her as Batman's sidekick as opposed to Batwoman's) and an infant Damian Wayne).
  • This is the first official animated appearance of Batwoman (Kate Kane) in a DC television show. She previously made a cameo appearance in Batman vs. Robin as a corpse in a nightmare scene and was a major character in the sequel, Batman: Bad Blood.
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