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This page is for listing tropes related to members of "The Light", a mysterious council of DC bad guys who seem to be behind almost every major crime the Team encounters in the animated series Young Justice. Their alliances even extend off-planet - Desaad has supplied them with the technology of The New Gods, and they add the Kroloteans' "Competitor", heavily implied to be the Reach, to their contacts in season two.

While they control a large number of minor baddies from DC lore who do their bidding and dirty work, the group itself is a mere 7 members. As of season 2, the members are:

  • Vandal Savage (L1)
  • Ra's al Ghul (L2)
  • Lex Luthor (L3)
  • Queen Bee (L4)
  • Black Manta (L5)
  • The Brain (L6)
  • Klarion the Witch Boy (L7)

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

In General

  • Big Bad: The group as a whole takes this role. "Auld Acquaintence" reveals Vandal Savage had the idea to form the group, but they act as an alliance of equals.
  • Canon Foreigner: The group itself, though its individual members are not.
  • The Chessmaster
  • Evil Versus Evil: Manta and Aqualad nuke a Krolotean base at the behest of the "Competitor".
  • The Faceless: When they're projected on their viewscreens, you can't make out more of each member than a glowing silhouette.
  • The Illuminati: The Light seems to have a lot of Illuminati-characteristics, down to the name ("The Light" being very similar to "the enlightened ones").
  • Karma Houdini: At the end of the first season.
  • Legion of Doom: Serve as an interesting reconstruction of the concept.
  • Light Is Not Good
  • The Man Behind the Man: Make that "The Commitee Behind Cadmus". Nearly every villain in the series so far is working for them, or at least somehow connected to the group.
  • The Omniscient Council of Vagueness
  • Order Versus Chaos: Chaos to the Justice League's order. Though in this case, they don't want to destroy the world, just prevent humanity's stagnation from too much peace and status quo.
  • Shadow Archetype: You might notice how there are seven members of The Light just like there were seven founding members of the Justice League.
  • Spell My Name with a "The"
  • Rule of Seven: They have never had more than seven members at a time so far.
  • Well-Intentioned Extremist: Want to fast-track humanity's advancement and put Earth on top throughout the universe. Unfortunately, they're also willing to do almost anything to get there.
  • Xanatos Gambit: The Light is an expert at these. They use one in nearly every episode.
  • You Are Number Six: Before each member was revealed they were only known by their number within the Light in the credits.


Current Members

L1: Vandal Savage

Vandal Savage A04

 Voiced by Miguel Ferrer

File:Vandal Savage 422.jpg


L2: Ra's Al Ghul

Ra's Al Ghul

 Voiced by Oded Fehr


L3: Lex Luthor

Lex Luthor

 Voiced by Mark Rolston


L4: Queen Bee

Queen Bee

 Voiced by Marina Sirtis


L5: Black Manta

Black Manta

 Voiced by Khary Payton


L6: The Brain

The Brain

File:The Brain 2447.jpg


L7: Klarion

Klarion the Witch Boy

 Voiced by Thom Adcox

 Klarion: This isn't T. O. Morrow.

Sportsmaster: Klarion, this is Professor Ivo.

Klarion: I didn't order this! Send it back! (Teekl purrs at him) Morrow's in a coma? Did I already know that?


Former Members

L5: Ocean Master

Ocean Master (Prince Orm of Atlantis)

 Voiced by Roger Craig Smith

  • Bishonen
  • Cain and Abel: With Aquaman.
  • Dropped a Bridge on Him: Savage says that he was disgraced. This may or may not mean he's dead, but he lost his membership regardless.
  • Early-Bird Cameo: Ocean Master is actually mentioned and appears very briefly in a flashback told as a story in "Downtime." This is before it's revealed that Orm is him or that he's a member of The Light.
  • Foregone Conclusion: A version of Aquaman's brother who's a decent person? That's not gonna last long...
    • Especially when you consider he has the same voice actor as L5.
    • Comic #14 confirms it: L5/Ocean Master is Orm.
  • Fantastic Racism: In the comic tie-in, he leads the Purists, a cult dedicated to "cleanse" Atlantis from non-humanoid Atlanteans. He actually doesn't give a damn about the Purist cause, but they make convenient minions.
  • Gray Eyes
  • Would Hurt a Child: Or more specifically, would hurt said child's pregnant mother in an attempt to gain her power, thereby killing said child at the same time. Luckily, he was stopped.
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