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This page is for listing tropes related to members of the organization known as the Justice League in the animated series Young Justice.

For other characters that appear in the series, see the Young Justice Character Index.

In General

  • Adults Are Useless: Generally averted. The incident with Red Tornado stands out as an example of where they should be far more competent, but otherwise they are pretty on the ball.
  • Badass Crew: Actually subverted. Individually each League member is incredibly powerful, but they aren't a cohesive force like The Team is so their capabilities when working in groups tend to be somewhat whelming.
  • Big Good: The League as a whole and Batman in particular.
    • Captain Atom seems to have taken up this role in season 2.
  • Brainwashed and Crazy: At the end of Season 1, the entire League is taken over by Vandal Savage and Klarion.
  • Clear Our Names: The "sixteen hours" Leaguers leave Earth to do this in "Alienated".
  • Elaborate Underground Base: Formerly operated out of Mount Justice.
  • Final Boss: The season 1 finale has the Team fight the entire league... and win.
    • The Justice League being defeated by the Team is actually justified by the fact that Klarion had to control all of them at once(therefore making it harder to make them each effective in battle), while the Team could take on one to a few at a time. Kid Flash comments on this to Artemis.
  • Helping Would Be Killstealing: Sometimes.
  • Heroes With Bad Publicity: As of the second season, the entire League are wanted criminals in Rann space. This is because the Light sent a team of brainwashed Leaguers to their area of space and had them go on a rampage while broadcasting their identity.
    • Closer to home, G. Gordon Godfrey is running a smear campaign on the Justice League, particularly the alien members. It seems to be working.
  • Living Prop: Some members haven't received lines yet.
  • Loads and Loads of Characters
  • Order Versus Chaos: Order to The Light's chaos.
  • Put on a Bus: The six Leaguers who were brainwashed into attacking Rann have now left to stand trial and prove their innocence. Accompanying them are Hawkman (who refuses to leave Hawkwoman) and Icon, who's acting as advocate.
  • Reasonable Authority Figure: Most of the League members who regularly interact with the Team are this.
  • Space Base: The Watchtower
  • Spiritual Successor: to the Justice Society of America, as usual.
  • Story-Breaker Power: Probably the reason why Most of the Leagues strongest members get Put on a Bus to space early in season 2.

01: Superman

Superman (Kal-El/Clark Kent)

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 Voiced by Nolan North

 Supes: I nominate Icon for League membership.

GA: Why? Because you suspect Icon might be Kryptonian like you did with Captain Marvel?

  • Parental Neglect: Even though Superman had nothing to do with his creation, everyone is expecting him to take responsibility for Superboy.
    • As of "Auld Acquaintance" the relationship has started to improve, with Superman at least talking to Conner.
    • Season 2, Superman is a-okay with referring to Conner as a "little brother."
  • Super Senses
  • Super Speed
  • Super Strength
  • That Thing Is Not My Child: There's nothing particularly anti-clone about it, but he's not happy when Batman calls him Superboy's "father". His rationalization is that Conner will do better with role models who don't have all their baggage. By season 2, he's comfortably referring to Conner as a little brother. [1]


02: Batman

Batman (Bruce Wayne)

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 Voiced by Bruce Greenwood

  • Arson, Murder, and Lifesaving: Pulls this one on the team in "Drop Zone".
    • And again in "Usual Suspects".
  • Badass Normal
  • Big Good
  • Brown Eyes
  • Dating Catwoman: Talia al Ghul declares her love for Batman in issue #11 of the tie-in comic, while Batman is noticeably bothered by the fact that she's going to hate him because her father, Ra's, temporarily died during the fight.
  • Deadpan Snarker: Not in front of the team, but when it's just he and Robin on a mission:

 Ra's al Ghul: Why are our encounters always so... adversarial?

Batman: Something to do with your disdain with human life.

  • Determinator: Acording to Robin, who's figured out it's not all it's cracked up to be.
  • Drill Sergeant Nasty: Subverted in "Drop Zone" where at first he appears to be furious that they made so many mistakes in their first mission, only to tell them that they did a good job.
    • It's particularly notable coming from Batman, who in several other media is very obsessive about his plans not going the way he originally wanted. Here, he first scolds them for not listening to his orders before praising them for reacting well once the situation changed.
  • Dynamic Entry: Done this twice already, once in the pilot episode and then in "Downtime".
  • Expressive Mask
  • Good Parents: When noticing that Robin was jealous of the attention he was giving to Kaldur, Batman simply invites Robin for some basketball with him to assure him that no one would replace him.
  • Reasonable Authority Figure: He consistently appears hard and authoritarian but fair and judicial.
  • Secret Keeper: Knew Captain Marvel was a ten-year-old kid.
    • Knew Artemis was the daughter of Huntress and Sportsmaster.
  • Stealth Hi Bye: Is able to pull this of in the middle of a fight!
  • Team Dad
  • Took a Level In Kindness
  • "Well Done, Son" Guy: Averted. Batman, in no way, wants his adoptive son to be like him. He only trained Robin and took him as a partner because he didn't want Robin to spend years obsessing over avenging his parents like him. This is especially ironic since Robin feels that Batman expects Robin to take up the mantle.


03: Wonder Woman

Wonder Woman (Princess Diana of Themyscira/Diana Prince)

 When all is said and done, the question must be - whom do we trust?

Voiced by Maggie Q


04: Flash II

The Flash (Barry Allen)

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 Voiced by George Eads

 Impulse: "Does he say that often?"

Rest of the Family: *sigh* "Too often."


05: Hal Jordan

Green Lantern (Hal Jordan)


06: Aquaman

Aquaman (King Orin of Atlantis/Arthur Curry)

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 Voiced by Phil LaMarr


07: Martian Manhunter

Martian Manhunter (J'onn J'onzz/John Jones)

  Trauma tends to linger, my friend. As I know you know.

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08: Green Arrow

Green Arrow (Oliver Queen)

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 Voiced by Alan Tudyk


09: Hawkman

Hawkman (Katar Hol)


10: Hawkwoman

Hawkwoman (Shayera Thal)


11: Zatara

Zatara (Giovanni Zatara)

  She's grounded for life!

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 Voiced by Nolan North


12: Captain Atom

Captain Atom (Nathaniel Adams)

 Voiced by Michael T. Weiss

  • Clear My Name: In the tie-in comic he sends the Team to do that. He doesn't tell them whose name they're clearing, though.
  • Energy Absorption
  • The Leader: Takes over command of the Justice League in Season 2.
  • Older Than He Looks: He's actually 70 years old but, other than the white hair, doesn't look a day over 40.


13: Black Canary

Black Canary (Dinah Lance)

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 Voiced by Vanessa Marshall


14: John Stewart

Green Lantern (John Stewart)

15: Captain Marvel

Captain Marvel (Billy Batson)

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 Captain Marvel voiced by Rob Lowe ("Alpha Male" & "Humanity"), Chad Lowe ("Secrets" and after)

Billy Batson voiced by Robert Ochoa

  • Attention Deficit Ooh Shiny: Being a young boy on the inside, Billy can be easily distracted by something cool. Like tigers.
  • Ascended Fanboy: Billy idolizes all heroes.
  • Adorkable: He tries so hard to fit in...
  • Badass: As Captain Marvel, he is an incorruptibly pure Flying Brick and world renowned hero; as 10-year old kid Billy Batson... he's even better. Billy was willing to risk oblivion to save somebody's life, and kept a cool head during a global catastrophe when all the adults of the world disappeared. The episode "Misplaced" is basically about why he deserves the power of Captain Marvel.
  • Blue Eyes
  • Butt Monkey: He constantly tries to get close to the team, who are essentially his peers. The team tends to assume that he's as authoritarian and hard-nosed as the other members of the League, so they (often unintentionally) undermine, take advantage of, or otherwise reject him in the process of saving the day. It's probably not the case after Billy revealed who he really was to them in "Misplaced".
  • Calling Your Attacks
  • Flying Brick
  • Henshin Hero
  • I'm Standing Right Here: After his secret's revealed to the League at large, they have to debate whether he can stay.

 Red Tornado: He does possess an adult body and the wisdom of Solomon.

Aquaman: Wisdom does not equal maturity.

Marvel: Hey, I'm sitting right here!

  • Just a Kid: He gets this treatment from the rest of the League in "Agendas" after real age was revealed. Black Canary in particular suggests that he should leave the room and let the adults decide whether he should be allowed to stay in the League. Batman stands up for him, though.
  • Man Child: Captain Marvel is known for retaining his innocence, but this incarnation is especially childish.
  • Secret Keeper: Billy has to keep the identity of Captain Marvel a secret due to the fact that he's really a ten-year-old kid. As of "Misplaced", the Team knows about his true identity. It's also clear that Batman knows but other Leaguers like Zatara don't, though they find out after this.
  • Sixth Ranger: How he views himself in regards to the team. Unfortunately for him, the team didn't know that he's a kid until he revealed himself in "Misplaced", so they did what they can to keep him out of the loop.
  • Something Only They Would Say: Billy goes back to the world of kids in Misplaced and asks Miss Martian to read his mind to prove that he's really Captain Marvel. Kid Flash doesn't buy it. Then, Billy goes:

 Billy: Gee Wally, do I really have to bring you nachos and pineapple juice to get on your good side?

 Marvel: Wisdom of Solomon.

    • Seems to be in an "Only when I feel like it" way, since whenever nothing serious is going down, he's just a big kid.
    • As pointed out by Aquaman when the League finds out about his alter-ego, "wise" doesn't necessarily mean "mature".
  • Younger Than They Look: And how.


16: Red Tornado

Red Tornado (John Smith)

  Human customs still elude me.

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 Voiced by Jeff Bennett


17: Doctor Fate

Doctor Fate (Nabu)

 ' Fate has intervened.'

Voiced by Kevin Michael Richardson


18: The Atom

The Atom (Ray Palmer)

19: Plastic Man

Plastic Man


20: Icon

Icon

We both seem to have found teams that suit us.

 Voiced by Tony Todd


21: Red Arrow

See The Team


25: Zatanna

See The Team


26: Rocket

See The Team


Black Lightning

Black Lightning

Notes

  1. doubles as a Mythology Gag to the comics, where both the Silver Age and Clone Superboys were involved in a "Cool Big Brother" dynamic. Clark with Mon-El, Conner with Clark.)
  2. As Greg Weisman has noted, the idea that J'onn was the last Martian was not present during the original Silver Age stories, and they chose not to include that in the Earth-16 version. The exact details may be revealed in future episodes.
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