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This page is for listing tropes related to the Team, the group of young heroes assigned to undertake covert operations on behalf of 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

The Entire Team

  • An Adventurer Is You:
    • Robin: The Jack/ Backstabber.
    • Superboy: Tank/Scrapper.
    • Artemis/ Red Arrow: Archer.
    • Aqualad: Tank and Nuker.
    • Miss Martian: Buffer. Some other status effects but this is her main role.
    • Rocket: Nuker.
    • Zatanna: Buffer, Mezzer, Debuffer. Also Nuker and Jack to a lesser degree.
    • Kid Flash: Avoidance Tank/ Backstabber.
  • Breaking the Fellowship: Though not completely. Five years later only Robin (now Nightwing), Miss Martian and Superboy are still on the team. Zatanna and Rocket have just recently joined the Justice League. Kid Flash and Artemis have retired from the superheroing business altogether but are still close to the team. They're still on the same side and they're definitely True Companions but they aren't all working together anymore.
    • Artemis and KF have dropped hero work to focus on college but are still concerned for their friends. Red Arrow is basically a hobo, and Aqualad, of all people, seems to have gone off the deep end and switched sides.
  • Combat Pragmatist: A necessary adjunct to Weak but Skilled below.
  • Deadpan Snarker: Each of them have had snarky moments in at least one point in the show.
  • Five-Man Band: The early dynamic of the team, though it soon shifts due to new additions.
  • Four Philosophy Ensemble:
    • The Optimist: Miss Martian.
    • The Realist: Aqualad
    • The Cynic: Robin
    • The Apathetic: Superboy.
    • The Conflicted: Artemis and Kid Flash.
  • Gender Equal Ensemble: As of "Usual Suspects".
    • They're also seemingly all paired off: Superboy and Miss Martian are an Official Couple, and Zatanna/Robin and Artemis/Kid Flash should probably be considered such after kissing in "Auld Acquaintance". Rocket at least has a crush on Aqualad.
  • Guys Smash Girls Shoot: The team at the end of Season 1 had two Lightning Bruisers, two Fragile Speedsters, two Glass Cannons and two Squishy Wizards... guess which gender was which.
    • This pretty much gets completely blown out of the water when Batgirl and Wonder Girl show up.
  • Ragtag Bunch of Misfits --> Badass Crew: The original team consisted of three highly-trained ex-sidekicks, a months-old clone of Superman rescued from an evil lab, and a young Martian girl with a slightly mysterious past. Later added an anti-social archer with an even more mysterious past and the daughter of an Italian-American magician, who was also trained in the mystical arts like her father. Also later on, a solo archer hero and ex-sidekick joins in (although temporarily). The last one to join is an African-American teenage superhero. The first season is the story of how this gang becomes skilled enough to take on the entire Justice League... and win.
  • True Companions: Even five years later when the fellowship is, at least partly, broken and Superboy and Miss Martian are broken up they still slide easily into the telepathic conversations they used when they were a team.
  • Retired Badass: Post-time skip, Wally and Artemis have hung up their tights and decided to focus on college.
  • Weak but Skilled: How the team, as a unit, compares to many of their opponents. More often than not, they can't overpower anyone they face, much less take any of them in a one-on-one fight. Instead, they're at their best when they rely on coordination (Martian telepathy helps immensely), teamwork, Geo Effects, and cleverness.
    • Perhaps best demonstrated when Robin and Superboy manage to defeat Batman and Superman at the same time through clever coordination.
    • Still applies to the Freshmen, but Nightwing, Superboy and Ms. Martian have all been Level Grinding something fierce over the Time Skip to the point that they're more or less equal to the average leager and are essentially treated as honorary members of the Justice League.


Joined in Season 1

B01: Nightwing (Robin I)

Nightwing / Robin (Dick Grayson)

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 Voiced by Jesse McCartney

As Robin, Dick Grayson was the junior partner to Batman. Known colloquially as The Boy Wonder, he took the Caped Crusader's training very seriously. He is not only a skilled acrobat in his own right (a trait he came by before becoming Robin), but he is a skilled hacker, strategist, and escape artist. At 13 years of age, he was amazingly the most senior of the teen heroes of this 'verse. He is quick with the wisecracks, but serious underneath.

Five years later, he has changed his superhero identity to Nightwing and has become the leader of the Team.



  • The Ace: The first season was his development and the second season as Nightwing shows it. Nightwing is just that damn good.
  • Adorably Precocious Child: Okay, he's technically a teenager, but the fangirls seem to think he's this.
  • Adorkable: Zatanna certainly thought so.
    • And so do the fangirls.
  • The Aragorn: When he gave a command, Batman,himself, not only followed, he questioned why his other superheroes were not following it immediately.
  • Badass
    • Badass Adorable
    • Badass Bookworm: He's a Mathletes champion in his civilian identity based on a picture we see briefly in the fifth episode.
    • Badass Normal: Out of all the young heroes, Robin has been on the job the longest with four years of hero experience. He is 13, making him the youngest of the group (discounting Conner/Superboy, who is only sixteen weeks old).
  • Big Brother Mentor: Acts as one for Artemis in 'Homefront'. Ironically, he's both younger and physically smaller than her.
    • Has become one for the new Robin Tim Drake in season 2.
  • Big Good: As of Season 2, Dick has become the leader of the team, with the team itself expanding greatly in size.
  • Blue Eyes
  • Break the Cutie: Suffers The Chains of Commanding after Aqualad's (temporary) sacrifice in "Failsafe". Turns out he really doesn't have it in him to pull off a Good Is Not Nice mindset.
  • Broken Pedestal: In "Disordered," he tells Black Canary that he'd always wanted and expected to be Batman when he grew up, but his stint as leader in "Failsafe" made him realize that he just can't be the obsessive, at-all-costs kind of person that Bruce is. "Agendas" shows that Bruce himself would be nothing but relieved by this.
  • Brought to You by The Letter "S": Wears an "R" on his chest as Robin.
  • Buffy-Speak: Subverted as he seems to do it intentionally.
  • The Chains of Commanding: Explained in "Disordered" as to what he felt in "Failsafe".
    • Continued in "Image" as he is clearly reluctant to be leader.
  • Childhood Friends: With Batgirl.
  • Circus Brat: Explored in "Performance"
  • Clark Kenting: He has three different 'looks:' With mask/sunglasses and loose hair (Robin/around Mt. Justice), with gelled hair and no mask/sunglasses (Dick Grayson/at school or around Bruce's associates), and no gel or mask/sunglasses, which is how he appears when he's at home with Bruce and Alfred.
  • Crazy Prepared: As expected, Robin seems to have plans within plans within plans.
    • He gets bonus points for taking Batman's Kryptonite from a vault in the Batcave before facing off against the Justice League (more specifically, Superman, with Superboy's help) in "Auld Acquaintances".
  • Creepy Laugh: Seems to be his trademark. He weaponizes it in "Bereft."
  • Deadpan Snarker: Robin may trump Kid Flash in this.
  • Dual-Wielding: Sometimes uses arnis/eskrima sticks (served as Foreshadowing in Season 1, since Dick is better known for using these as Nightwing than as Robin).
  • Expressive Mask: A more subtle version of the trope.
  • Friendship Moment: Kid Flash didn't hesitate at all to dive and save Robin when he saw he was being pulled back into the mothership's core in "Failsafe". See It Has Been an Honour below.
    • Had one with Artemis in "Homefront".
  • Grappling Hook Pistol
  • Green-Eyed Monster: A mild case in "Downtime" where Robin was jealous that Batman gave a private lecture to Aqualad.
  • Heterosexual Life Partners: With Kid Flash
  • Hollywood Hacking
  • I Shall Taunt You
  • Insufferable Genius: At times.
  • It Has Been an Honour: The brief nod between him and Kid Flash in "Failsafe" really says it all.
  • It's Personal: The mission in "Performance".
  • The Lancer: He has a lot of leadership qualities but is not quite there yet. Probably has something to do with him being only 13. He takes this role by default since the rest of the team are grooming him to be the leader. It's partly a lack of maturity that prevents him from being the leader, but also his inexperience with being on this type of team. Batman and Robin's methodology was based around an efficient two man team with relatively standardized training, which doesn't translate well to an ad-hoc Ragtag Bunch of Misfits, so it's his lack of cohesion with a very different type of team that is the problem.
    • Post-time-skip and upgrade to Nightwing, he's in charge of the team.
  • The Leader: Type 1 as a counterpart to Aqualad's type 2.
  • Leeroy Jenkins: It's the reason why Aqualad ended up becoming the team leader. Notably, he grew out of this.
  • The Magnificent: So far, he's the only hero to get his traditional epithet ("Robin, the Boy Wonder") used in-series: Mr. Freeze, Poison Ivy, The Joker, Wally, and Artemis in the tie-in comics have all used it somehow, whether seriously or mockingly.
  • McNinja: The team lampshades it frequently.

  Kid Flash: I forgot how much I hate it when he does the ninja thing.

  • Meaningful Rename: Changes his identity from Robin to Nightwing in the five year Time Skip.
  • My Parents Are Dead
  • Nerves of Steel: On display in 'Homefront' and 'Failsafe'.
  • Offscreen Teleportation
  • Omniglot: Kind of. He's not a direct offender ala Superboy, but he's confirmed to at least get by in French, Spanish, Italian, German, Japanese and Mandarin.
  • Opaque Lenses: Compare Robin's sunglasses to the ones Roy wore in "Targets." Rob's are completely black, while you can actually discern Roy's eye color through his.
  • Playful Hacker
  • Reasonable Authority Figure: With the newer members of the team.
  • Rousing Speech: As seen in "Failsafe", he's pretty good at making one, very much like his comics counterpart.
  • Running Gag: He has a thing for backformations.
  • Secret Secret Keeper: Unbeknownst to Artemis, Robin already knows who her father is and despite so, he fully trusts her. This does not, however, keep him from trolling the hell out of her when she starts attending his school.
    • Given his penchant for hacking, he likely has more intel than anyone else on the team and possibly more than most members of The League.
  • Shorter Means Smarter: He's the shortest of the lot, yet he just barely edges Wally (whose scientific knowledge may border on Super Intelligence and who's shown to be quite the lateral thinker) out in overall intelligence, according to his stats/database page.
    • No longer in Season 2.
  • Simple Staff: Occasionally pulls out batons.
  • The Smart Guy: He's more tech geek, while Wally's pure science.
  • The Spock: In the episode "Failsafe", he intentionally sends Superboy on a mission he likely won't survive to buy the team time to destroy an invading mothership. Later on, both he and Kid Flash intentionally stay behind to buy Miss Martian time and wind up "dying" themselves. Subverted as of "Disordered" when it's revealed he wasn't happy about his choice.
  • Try Not to Die: After appointing Tim leader of Gamma squad, he tells him "Just don't die, okay? And no unnecessary risks to the squad."
  • Stealth Hi Bye: He learned from the best.
  • The Strategist: Probably the best strategist on the team. The Aesop of "Dropzone" was that the best strategist doesn't always make the best leader.
  • Taking Up the Mantle: Apparently his dream--before the events of "Failsafe," which made him realize that can't be the kind of stoic, unemotional leader that Batman is.
  • Troll: Loves messing with people in season 1, though by season 2 he's become considerably more mature.

 Robin (popping out of nowhere): Artemis?

Artemis (gasps, startled): Robin! I, uh-

Robin: How random that you're in Gotham City! Instead of Star City, where your uncle Green Arrow lives?

Artemis (nervously): I'm, um, here... to see my cousin! She... was in the state spelling bee. Here, in Gotham. City.

Robin: C-O-O-L. Did she W-I-N?

Artemis (eyes narrow): N-O.

Robin (grinning): D-R-A-G.

  • Wake Up, Go to School, Save the World
  • "Well Done, Son" Guy: Subverted. While he does want Batman's acknowledgement, he doesn't want to be the next Batman since, while "Failsafe" proves that he's perfectly capable of being the kind of ruthless tactician Batman is, he hated every minute of it.
    • Ironically this is what earns hims Batman's respect more than anything else. He doesn't want Dick to end up like that either.
  • You Shall Not Pass: How he and Kid Flash go out in "Failsafe".


B02: Aqualad

Aqualad / Black Manta II (Kaldur'ahm)

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 Voiced by Khary Payton

Aqualad is an Atlantean who, through his own skills with water manipulation and focus, earned the right to take on the role of junior partner of Justice League member Aquaman. Although somewhat hesitant in regards to listening to Speedy's rant about them needing to branch out, he soon begins to discover that it may actually be for the better. Somewhat stoic, he soon becomes the team's voice of reason when it comes to dealing with obstacles, whether they be friend or foe. He and Superboy seem to have garnered a mutual respect for each other, possibly due to their similar personalities.

Five years later, we learn Kaldur's first love Tula was killed during a mission after joining the Team as Aquagirl. Tula's death, along the revelation that Aquaman had kept from Kaldur that the boy's biological father was actually the villain Black Manta, soon drives Aqualad to betray the Team. Kaldur now serves his birth father as Black Manta II.



 Red Arrow (after Kal'dur asks if he needs help): Please. I don't need help from the Junior Justice League.

Aqualad: Just our computers.

  • Tall, Dark and Handsome
  • Team Big Brother: Stated as such by Miss Martian. Aqualad often keeps the others in line, and even literally acts like an older brother/mentor to both Superboy and Robin.
  • Thicker Than Water: Claims to feel this way in Season 2.
  • Tranquil Fury: Kaldur is the definition of this trope until season two
  • Warrior Therapist
  • Weak but Skilled/Unskilled but Strong: His magic is quite weak compared to his friends Garth and Tula. Because of his training under Aquaman though, he's far superior in physical combat. In comparison of the team he floats in between because he has super strength, great agility and other above average abilities and skills but he is out shine by team in few of them.
    • Technician vs. Performer: In comparison to the team Kaldur is the technician to Superboy's perfomer and the perfomrer in contrast to Robin's techinician.
  • Undying Loyalty: After "Alpha Male" Kaldur stands up and defends his team mates no matter what. Subverted after his Face Heel Turn, though it's arguably because he felt the team betrayed him when Tula died.
  • What Could Have Been: In universe. Both Kaldur and Garth, the comics' original Aqualad, were offered the chance to be Aquaman's sidekick. Kaldur accepted; Garth declined, choosing to further his magic studies. Lampshaded when Kaldur asks Garth if he ever wonders what would have happened if he'd become Aqualad instead.
  • White Sheep: He is a hero while his father Black Manta is a villain. Subverted in Season 2.
  • Would Hit a Girl: Ask Killer Frost


B03: Kid Flash

Kid Flash (Wally West)

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 Voiced by Jason Spisak

Kid Flash is the junior partner and nephew-by-marriage of The Flash. He is a speedster in his own right, but has to suffer the ignominy of people never getting his name right: "Flash, Jr." "Flash Boy" etc. He is hotheaded and impatient, but quick witted and clever.

Five years later, Kid Flash retired from being a superhero and is attending college. He is also still in a relationship with Artemis, and the two live together.



  • Adorkable: His expansive scientific knowledge is appealing to many fans.
  • Adventure Rebuff: Part of his back story in the tie-in comics: While he says otherwise in the narration, it's pretty obvious from the visuals and dialogue that Barry didn't initially want the responsibility of a sidekick and only agreed on a trial basis, after Wally gave himself superpowers.
  • Alliterative Name
  • Arbitrary Skepticism: In "Denial" Kid Flash doesn't believe in magic, thinking it is some elaborate technical trick (possibly explained by one of his mentor's foes being a man who uses future technology so advanced that he pretends it's magic).
  • Ascended Fanboy: In the tie-in comics, he explains that he was a big fan of the Flash when he came across his uncle's notes and replicated the Freak Lab Accident for the third time.
  • Badass
    • Badass Bookworm: Loves science, given that he can recognize the formulas for Blockbuster and Venom on sight, and even recreated the experiment that gave his uncle Barry his super speed. His best subject is Bio, but he excels at every other scientific field (chemistry, physics, etc).
    • Retired Badass: Post-Time Skip.
      • His time retired has left him with a bit of Ring Rust.
  • Belligerent Sexual Tension: With Artemis. Big time.
  • Beneath the Mask: He states that he wasn't bothered by what happened in the events of "Failsafe" to Black Canary, who's visibly unimpressed, doesn't buy it, and accuses him of being in denial. He doesn't refute it and agreeably remarks, "I'm comfortable with that" without breaking his devil-may-care attitude front. Other than that one choke-on-popcorn slip up. This act of denying or repressing his emotions is proof enough that he was affected.
    • In the "Face Your Fears" tie-in comic issue, Psycho-Pirate puts the entire team into anxiety. Wally's fear was not being good or fast enough to be Flash's sidekick, let alone be the Flash one day. His uncle never wanted a protege to begin with (which, admittedly, is true by way of comic issue #6) unlike the rest of his friends. Furthermore, with his usual habits, and status as the jokester of the team, he feels no one takes him seriously.
    • "Coldhearted" cements that Wally's thoughts clash with how he acts on the outside. He tends to hide his true character under his cocky, "cool", supposed Casanova facade (a few fans have called it the "Wall-Man" by origin of the episode "Infiltrator"). The best example was when Robin came to congratulate him on saving the country, and he responded obnoxiously about how he's "the man". His real satisfaction, as we learn by his inner musings, was actually seeing Queen Perdita's smile.
  • Betty and Veronica: Betty to Superboy's Veronica and Miss Martian's Archie. M'gann chooses Superboy in "Terrors".
  • Beware the Nice Ones: Goes into a shouting tirade after Artemis "dies".
  • Big Eater: Justified since his faster metabolism requires it.
  • Blow You Away: By usual speedster way of running around in circles (or spinning) fast to create a tornado.
  • Butt Monkey: His Handsome Lech nature becomes an in-joke amongst the girls. Not to mention Episode 6, where he totally missed out on the Beach Episode because he had school.
  • Can't Catch Up: Quite literally, In his case. To his dismay, he can't keep up with Impulse or Flash. It's not known why, but one can speculate that he is either out of practice or the reason will be brought up in a later episode. "Go ahead, lap me. I'm used to it..." (Impulse then passes him) "Aw, come on!"
  • Catch Phrase: "Souvenir!" when he proceeds to take an item connecting to the mission of the day.
  • Chekhov's Armoury: His souvenirs are surprisingly turning into this.
  • The Chessmaster: The entire climax of "Coldhearted." Wally really lives up to being The Smart Guy.
  • Deadpan Snarker: Robin is snarkier, but Wally is deadpan-ier.
  • Dodgeball Is Hell: After the flashes of his [bad] school day in "Infiltrator", Wally would agree with this trope.
  • Flat Earth Atheist: Doesn't believe in magic when he lives in a world chock full of it. He insists that all the supernatural phenomena they encounter has to have a scientific explanation behind it, even if he has to attribute it to String Theory and pocket dimensions.
  • Friendship Moment: With Robin. Specifically in "Failsafe", albeit by actions. Other than diving in an attempt to save his best friend without hesitation when he was pulled back to the mothership's core, there's the silent It Has Been an Honour nod he shared with him before they died together.
  • Genius Ditz: Despite his frequent ditziness and impulsiveness, he does have a keen scientific mind.
  • Goggles Do Something Unusual: Apparently they can see in the infrared spectrum and are telescopic. They also prevent eye injuries when he's running at such high speeds, but that's not really unusual, unless you count the fact that usually Goggles Do Nothing in fiction.
  • Green Eyes
  • Handsome Lech: Has a tendency to hit on all the women he encounters, with the exception of Artemis, who he disliked because she "replaced" Speedy, and Zatanna, who is either too young for him or clearly being crushed on by his best friend.
    • Although he flirts with Artemis when they have amnesia in "Bereft" and meet each other without this baggage. Good to note that it comes out genuine, unlike his other objectionable quips and moves. It helps that to him, Artemis was an unknown civilian whose protection was his responsibility as a hero.
    • Chivalrous Pervert: He's incredibly loyal to his friends. Wally is a hero first and foremost.
  • Heroes Want Redheads: Has an obvious crush upon Miss Martian.
  • Heterosexual Life Partners: With Robin.
  • Hidden Depths: He's a surprisingly good actor.
  • Hopeless Suitor: Miss Martian seems unsure how to respond to his flirting, yet it's clear she's not interested. Wally, meanwhile, seems to be oblivious to her obvious crush on Superboy, or perhaps sees him as mere competition. Whatever the case, he continues his attempts to get her attention unsuccessfully. It's been said that his flirting is fueled by the belief that he's in the game and she'll fall for him any second.
    • By "Failsafe", however, it's hard to gauge (by him comforting M'gann and overall lack of subtlety on her part) what he's aware of and not aware of other than the fact that he has no idea they're a couple.
    • As of "Coldhearted," Artemis told him of the relationship and he was disappointed.
  • Hot-Blooded
  • I Shall Taunt You
  • Jerkass Facade: See Beneath the Mask.
  • Jumped At the Call: By his own account, Wally got his powers by replicating the same experiment that gave Flash his.
  • Kid Appeal Character
  • Kleptomaniac Hero: He has a tendency to collect things on missions as "souvenirs", some of which are stolen from villains.
  • Leeroy Jenkins
  • Legacy Character: The third member of the Flash "family."
  • Likes Older Women: Age doesn't deter him from hitting on Black Canary.
  • My Name Is Not Durwood: No one can remember his superhero name.
  • Only Known by Their Nickname: ...Wally. Real name? Wallace.
  • Le Parkour: Incorporates a bit of this into his Super Speed schtick.
  • Official Couple: With Artemis post-Time Skip.
  • Pair the Spares: Initially has a thing for Miss Martian, but ends up with Artemis, who initally had a thing for Superboy.
  • Plucky Comic Relief
  • Redheaded Hero
  • Science Hero
  • Secret Keeper: Not only for Robin's Secret Identity, and Batman's by default, but the fact that he does know is also a secret.
  • Selective Obliviousness: While one instance in "Denial" is debatable when Artemis comes in his souvenir room, it's safe to state by "Disordered" that he apparently chooses to ignore, in Canary's words, his "extreme reaction to Artemis' death", and the possible connotations that he may care for her more than he even bargained for.
  • Super Speed: Unlike the Flash and Impulse, who can travel near the speed of light, Kid Flash's top speed seems to level out around 700 mph or so, similar to how he started out in the comics. He also lacks the Super Reflexes of the Allen lineage.
  • Teen Genius: Recent episodes have shown him to be as smart as Robin.
    • Insufferable Genius: In his own words (when Miss Martian was attempting to restore his memories); "Try not to let [my] brilliance overwhelm you."
    • The Smart Guy: His database page says he's a science prodigy. Shown when he instantly recognizes formulas for Venom and Blockbuster.
      • In "Denial" he mentioned that he got his powers by duplicating the Freak Lab Accident that empowered the original Flash.
      • In "Homefront" he talks Robin through making an electromagnetic pulse device to take out the two androids who've taken over Mount Justice.
      • In "Humanity" he explains through a scientific approach how the androids are making a massive volcano that could cause an apocalypse.
    • The sheer breadth and depth of his knowledge, coupled with the uncommon accuracy of his memory (he is never shown needing reference material, which even real world specialized researchers and academics commonly rely on for basic information) would imply borderline Super Intelligence. The Flash family has had (to various degrees depending on the person in question) superhuman memory retention. Impulse, for example, could read and retain an entire library's worth of books.
  • Stepford Smiler: Has some elements of a type A. Shown most clearly in "Disordered".
  • Took a Level In Kindness: Along with cutting Artemis more slack, Wally has also toned down his Insufferable Genius tendencies over the course of the first season.
  • Troll: Not as much as Robin, but considering that he spends a good portion of "Image" dropping hints about how convenient Bruce Wayne's appearances are just to see if anyone will catch on (and to annoy Dick) he certainly has elements of it.
  • The Trope Kid
  • Youthful Freckles: It's starting to look like a staple for some redheads, if not all.
    • No longer has them at the age of 21.


B04: Superboy

Superboy (Conner Kent / Kon-El)

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 Voiced by Nolan North

Superboy was designed by Project Cadmus as a clone of Superman, meant to replace him if anything should ever happen to the Man of Steel, or to take him down should Superman ever turn from Truth, Justice and the American Way. He was freed from the influence of Mind Control by Kid Flash, Aqualad and Robin, and after shaking off the brainwashing, made his own choice to join the others.



  • Adaptation Distillation: This version of Conner Kent skips past the vast majority of his two decades of publication and focuses primarily on his angsty days.
  • Alliterative Name
  • Aloof Big Brother: Acts this way to all the "Freshmen" members of the team in season 2.
  • Anti-Hero: Type III, at first though he's been gradually softening. Appears to be a Type II as of Invasion, since his anger issues have died down and he's troubled by Miss Martian's increased ruthlessness.
    • Possibly from being under Superman's wing for the last 5 years
  • Badass
  • Berserk Button: His issues with Superman. He is also very protective of Miss Martian.
    • Also, he hates monkeys. And apes. Not that he's ever come across a normal ape or monkey, mind, nor one that isn't trying to kill him.
    • In "Agendas" he does not take being stuck in a pod wearing his Cadmus suit again very well, even though it's ostensibly meant to heal him.
  • The Berserker
  • Betty and Veronica: The Archie for Miss Martian's Betty and Artemis' Veronica. He chooses M'gann in "Terrors".
    • Also the Veronica to Kid Flash's Betty and Miss Martian's Archie. M'gann similarly chooses him in "Terrors".
  • The Big Guy
  • Blue Eyes
  • Boxing Lessons for Superman: After Black Canary embarrasses him in a training match, he quickly adapts and starts taking judo lessons.
  • Brainwashed and Crazy: Initially, while at Cadmus.
  • Brought to You by The Letter "S"
  • Chick Magnet: Sought after by the shy Miss Martian and the aggressive Artemis at first(although the latter only appears to lust for him.) Also the the girls at his new school share an attraction to him in "Targets". Though the angst and his over-protectiveness of Megan was something of a turn-off.
  • Civvie Spandex: Like his comics counterpart, his costume is a black t-shirt with the Superman shield and a pair jeans.
  • Clark Kenting: When appearing as a civilian, he just turns his shirt inside out.
  • Cloning Blues: Being a clone causes him angst of many kinds.
  • Clones Are People, Too: Despite having "issues" with Superman, he has an independent life and is slowly forming his own personality.
  • Cursed with Awesome: He'll never look older than 16. Which also means he'll look great forever.
  • Deadpan Snarker
  • Fluffy Tamer: First a robo-sphere, and then a Big Badass Wolf.
  • Genius Bruiser: Strongly implied by his ability to repair technology from New Genesis and half his DNA being Lex Luthor's.
  • Good Costume Switch: His initial costume (given to him by Cadmus) is destroyed in the pilot. He gets his traditional outfit shortly after.
    • Dark Is Not Evil: Notably, the first outfit is an all-white bodysuit, while the second is the pictured black-red-and-blue ensemble.
  • Guile Hero: In "Terrors", he's surprisingly competent at playing the villains and getting in with them.
  • Hair-Trigger Temper
  • Half-Human Hybrid: It turns out that like in the comics, Superboy is the half-Kryptonian, half-human hybrid clone of Superman and Lex Luthor.
  • Homosexual Reproduction: His two genetic "fathers" are Superman and Lex Luthor.
  • Heel Face Turn: Shortly after he first meets the team.
  • Hidden Depths: There's actually a reasonably well-tuned brain behind all that superpowered berserker rage.
    • He is also frequently seen working on and presumably repairing the Sphere indicating that he's a mechanical and engineering prodigy. This is because his human parent is Lex Luthor.
  • How Do I Shot Web?: Deals with this a bit in his introduction; he apparently knows he's a clone of Superman but not about the slight differences in their power sets.
  • In a Single Bound: he does this in almost every episode. He's heartbroken when he realizes he can't actually fly.
  • Innocent Fanservice Boy: When M'gann tells him he can't wear what he normally does to wear at school, he promptly changes. In front of her. This causes her to blush and turn away.
  • It Is Dehumanizing: Referred to as such by Cadmus. It comes with the Cloning Blues.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: As mentioned above, he really wants Superman's acceptance and to essentially be just like Supes. And he is trying to work through the "jerk" bit... ... and failing. Yes, five years later he's still a dick, though a more intelligent, experienced and disciplined one.
  • Laser Guided Tykebomb: Heavily implied to be the intention behind his creation, as well as another reason why Superman has such a hard time trusting/accepting him. Superboy's own words are that he was created to replace Superman should he be killed in action, or to personally kill Superman himself should he turn from "The Light". Given he was developed as a weapon, that many of The Light's operations have been countermeasures against the Justice League and that Lex Luthor is a council member, it's more than likely they had the latter option in mind.
    • Subverted in "Usual Suspects". Cadmus may have intended to have more control, but by the time Superboy was broken out they'd only gotten so far as implanting a shut-down phrase.
  • Leeroy Jenkins: Luthor's shields bring out this side of him; he either bites off more than he can chew or causes so much property damage it endangers the team.
  • Luke, I Am Your Father: Has Lex Luthor as his "second father"
  • Meaningful Name: Unintentionally, the name "Kent" was a reference to Kent Nelson, the former Dr. Fate, but it also happens to be Superman's civilian surname.
  • Mix-and-Match Man: Of Superman and Lex Luthor.
  • Nature Versus Nurture: Played with throughout the series. He was built as a weapon of the villainous group The Light, but after being rescued from Cadmus has been raised as a superhero.
    • Becomes an even bigger question when it's revealed only half of his genetic makeup is Superman's, with the other half being Lex Luthor's.
  • Never Grew Up: Just like (briefly) in the comics, Conner doesn't grow older due to being a clone. In the Season 2 premiere, Conner still looks the same while the rest of the team has grown into young adulthood.
  • No Social Skills: Made all the more evident when he and M'gann go to school in episode 10. Only her telepathic pleas/hints kept him under control.
  • Not Growing Up Sucks: As a byproduct of the cloning process, Superboy will never age past 16.
  • Not Wearing Tights: He's very adamant about this.
  • Oblivious to Love: At first.
  • Official Couple: With M'gann after "Terrors".
    • Off-Screen Breakup: In Season 2, they evidently broke up some time during the five-year timeskip. Superboy is the one who broke it off, citing some unspecified transgression which forced him to.
      • It may have something do with her willingness to Mind Rape her enemies, judging by the way he reacts whenever he sees one of her victims.
  • Odd Friendship: He develops one with Icicle Jr. in "Terrors".
  • Omniglot: Superboy knows many languages, including, but not limited to, English, Spanish, French, Korean, Arabic, Russian, etc. It's justified, seeing as he was fed copious amounts of information by the G-nomes as part of his conditioning.
  • Red Oni, Blue Oni: The red to Aqualad's blue.
  • Secret Secret Keeper: He knew about M'gann's White Martian form before they even started dating. He figured she'd tell him when she was ready to.
  • Shirtless Scene: A lot of times.
  • Smug Super: Initially started to disrespect Black Canary because of her lack of luck in the Superpower Lottery, but she makes him eat his words. Robin has some poignant words for him when Superboy disses Black Canary for this.
  • Sugar and Ice Personality
  • Super Dickery: When the team first meets Superboy, he beats them all unconscious even though they were the ones to free him. Turns out he wasn't in full control of his actions because he was being mind controlled by G-Gnomes.
  • Superpower Lottery
  • Super Serum: The Shields given to him by Lex repress his human DNA, giving him the full range of Kryptonian powers for about an hour. Unfortunately, it also exacerbates his already Hair-Trigger Temper, and the effect seems to compound each time he uses one.
  • Trigger Phrase: Luthor can shut him down for hours with the phrase "red sun"... Or he could, until Miss Martian removed it in "Usual Suspects".
  • Troubled but Cute
  • Two First Names: Lampshaded. Miss Martian assumes Martian Manhunter gave him the name Kent as a tribute to the late Kent Nelson, prompting the response, "Shouldn't my name be Conner Nelson?"
  • Tyke Bomb
  • Unresolved Sexual Tension: In season 2 with Miss Martian.
  • Unskilled but Strong: He's working on it, though.
  • Unstoppable Rage: He's learning how to turn it into Tranquil Fury.
  • "Well Done, Son" Guy: His first encounter with Superman saw him earnestly looking for Superman's approval. From there, things only get worse.
    • Things start to get better in "Auld Acquaintance" when Superman finally starts talking to him.
    • And by Season 2, they are obviously close and Superman has given him a Kryptonian name.
  • What the Hell, Hero?: When he sees what M'gann did to get information from the Krolotean mook in "Earthlings". He's cut off before he can really get going, but he's clearly shaken by it.
  • When He Smiles
  • Working with the Ex
  • Would Hit a Girl: To protect another girl.
  • Younger Than They Look: He's physically and mentally a teenager, but is actually sixteen weeks old as of the pilot.


B05: Miss Martian

Miss Martian (M'gann M'orzz / Megan Morse)

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 Voiced by Danica McKellar

The good-natured niece of J'onn J'onzz, the Martian Manhunter. M'gann is enthusiastic and eager to please, but there are hints that she has secrets of her own.



  • Action Girl
  • Adaptation Dye Job: Her eyes went from green to brown.
  • Aliens Steal Cable: Everything she knows about Earth comes from watching TV. Her appearance and mannerisms are modeled after a character in the aptly named Hello, Megan television series.
  • All Girls Want Bad Boys: Smitten with the Troubled but Cute Superboy.
  • Alliterative Name
  • Anti-Hero: Appears to be a Type II at first, but eventually ends up a Type IV. She's generally a decent, heroic person who genuinely cares for her team-mates but she's willing to Mind Rape and kill to accomplish her goals. This includes psychically attacking her own team-mates and effectively lobotimising Psimon to hide her true appearance, and later turning two separate Kroleteans into vegetables just to learn their secrets. The second time is especially notable as she did this in front of Batman and J'onn with no hesitation.
  • Bald Women: The true Martian form she shows her team-mates in "Image". Not that her actual true form isn't bald too...
  • Beauty Equals Goodness: Subverted. Her true form looks more like a xenomorph than a cheerleader.
    • Doubly subverted as of season 2. Although she's not exactly evil, she's by far the most anti-heroic of this series heroes.
  • Beneath the Mask: In the episode "Image" we learn most of her eccentricities and mannerism are modeled after a character on an old sitcom. It's also hinted that other than her closeness with J'onn, many if not all the details of her idyllic life on Mars have been fabricated.
  • Berserk Button: Do not taunt her about losing Conner's love, the team's approval, or being banished back to Mars for being a White Martian. When Psimon did it, M'gann put him into a coma.
  • Betty and Veronica: The Betty to Artemis' Veronica for Superboy's Archie early in season 1. Conner eventually chooses to be with her in "Terrors".
    • Also the Archie to Kid Flash's Betty and Superboy's Veronica. She similarly chooses Conner in "Terrors".
  • Beware the Nice Ones: Just ask Psimon. After he wakes up from a five year coma...
  • Bizarre Alien Biology: She's forty-eight in Earth years. However, since her species ages more slowly than humans, she's physically and mentally sixteen. And then there's her real form, which has matchstick limbs and appears to have part of her brain on the outside..
  • Blatant Lies:
    • The back story she tells the team in issue #6 of the tie-in comic is in conflict with Red Arrow's information about her in "Secrets," but his information is second-hand. As we learn in "Image", the tie-in comic's story is a complete fabrication on M'gann's part.
    • You could call the "true" Martian form she presented to her team-mates in "Image" a bald lie.
  • Blood Siblings: With Beast Boy.
  • Blush Sticker
  • Break the Cutie: "Failsafe". That is all.
    • And again in "Image".
  • Brown Eyes
  • Catch Phrase: "Hello, Megan!" whenever she realizes something important or thinks of an idea.
    • Seems to have drastically reduced its usuage after the Time Skip.
  • The Chick: At least in Season 1.
  • Cool Big Sis: To Beast Boy.
  • Cool Starship
  • Corrupt the Cutie
  • Cute Monster Girl
  • The Cutie: Deconstructed. She based her looks and mannerisms off a cutie-type from a television show, due to her extreme fear of being rejected for her true White Martian appearance.
  • Dark Secret: M'gann is really a White Martian masquerading as a Green Martian to avoid discrimination, as first seen in "Image".
  • Deadpan Snarker: She gets a snarky moment in "Performance".

  M'gann: Aw, poor baby. Something you ate?

  • Dissonant Serenity: She's lobotomized two characters on screen without batting an eyelash.
    • She even thought to take the Krolotean's belt as a souveneir for Beast Boy mid-lobotomy.
  • Dogged Nice Girl: For Superboy.
  • Dude Magnet: All the boys are pleased to see her, except Superboy, who is indifferent to her until "Terrors", where Superboy reveals that his feelings are mutual.
  • Every Girl Is Cuter With Hair Decs: Sports a headband when she's in her civvies.
  • Expository Hairstyle: After the Time Skip, she appears with the shorter haircut pictured here. Whether or not that is important has yet to be divulged.
  • Fan Girl: Of the sitcom Hello, Megan!. It only lasted one season but the broadcasts of it gave her comfort when she was living alone on Mars and she based her whole personality and appearance when she came to Earth on the main character. When she meets the "real" Megan, Marie Logan, in "Image" she pesters her with questions about the show.
  • Fantastic Racism: Had been on the receiving end back on Mars for being a White Martian.
  • Final Girl: She's the last one to die in "Failsafe".
  • Glowing Eyes of Doom: When she uses her psychic powers.
  • Good Is Not Nice: In "Image" and Season Two.
  • Green-Skinned Space Babe: Her usual appearance. Subverted, since that's not her real form: her true white martian self barely has any human characteristics, let alone human female ones.
  • Heroes Want Redheads: She starts out in the middle of a Love Triangle with Superboy and Kid Flash.
  • I Am Not Left-Handed: Using her shape-shifting powers to look like a Green Martian appears to limit her psychic abilities. After shifting into her true White Martian form, she was easily able to mentally overpower both Psimon in "Image" and later her uncle J'onn in in "Auld Acquaintance".
  • I Just Want to Have Friends: Part of her underlying reasons for hiding her true form as a White Martian until "Usual Suspects" -- she was scared of being rejected by the team (especially Superboy), just as she was rejected for being a White Martian on Mars.
  • In the Hood: During "Bereft". Considering, for various reasons, they spend a good deal of time in her mind during that episode, it could be a shout-out of sorts to Raven.
  • Jack of All Stats: According to her stats, she's about the middle of the road in almost all areas plus her additional powers (telepathy, telekinesis, partial invisibility, etc. etc.).
    • However, in "Failsafe" we learn that M'gann's potential telepathic power exceeds that of J'onn.
  • Kick the Son of a Bitch: Psimon, although she also gets a sort-of Kick the Dog a second earlier when she knocks out Robin, Kid Flash and Superboy to prevent them from seeing her true form.
    • Some found her treatment of the random Krolotean mook in "Earthlings" to be creepy. Some found it Creepy Awesome.
  • The Lancer: Seems to be filling this role to Nightwing in Season 2 seeing as how she's clearly commanding every squad she's in and is seen to be placed in charge of whatever squad has the most important mission.
  • Like Brother and Sister: How she describes her feelings toward Kaldur in "Denial".
  • Limited Wardrobe: The outfit she claimed to have spent "hours" picking out for her first day at school is the one she usually wears at Mount Justice.
  • Magic Pants: She explains that her outfit is organic and responds to her mental commands.
  • Mind Over Manners: She had to learn this in her introduction episode. She didn't take into account that since she emigrated to a planet where the majority of the population doesn't have telepathy, many people would find it rude and intrusive for her to use it without permission.
  • Mind Rape: Does this via telepathy to Psimon in "Image", leaving him comatose.
    • Also did this to a Kroletean to find out what he knew about what the Justice League did while under Vandal Savage's control. She extracts memories from another Kroletean the very next episode, and the scariest thing is Batman and J'onn don't even notice when he starts drooling in his chair - Conner was the only one who reacted.
    • In Beneath we learn that Psimon actually recovered from his previous encounter with M'Gann, which suggests that the mind rape is not permanent and wears off. However, it's just as much likely that Psimon recovered because he's a telepath with advanced mental capabilities.
  • Naive Newcomer
    • No longer is one, as of Season 2, M'gann has become an Anti-Hero who is unafraid of doing whatever it takes (even Mind Rape).
  • Official Couple: With Superboy after "Terrors".
    • Off-Screen Breakup: In season 2, they evidently broke up some time during the five-year timeskip. Now she's dating Lagoon Boy. Superboy is the one who broke it off, citing some unspecified transgression which forced him to.
  • Older Than They Look: Thanks to Martians aging about three times slower than humans. In season 1 for instance she's around the same maturity as a 16-year-old human, but is actually 48.
  • Power Incontinence: "Failsafe" ends up as a result of this after her subconscious hijacked the psychic training exercise by accident, resulting in the members of the team who 'died' in the exercise going comatose.
  • Power Perversion Potential: Apparently not averse to using shapeshifting for roleplaying. Black Canary is not amused.
  • Promotion to Parent: After Beast Boy's mom dies.
  • Red Headed Heroine
  • Shapeshifter Default Form: Type B. Generally defaults to a green-skinned version of the main character from a tv show she loved as a child, even though her original form is that of a non-humanoid White Martian.
  • Shipper on Deck: Ships Artemis with Kid Flash, if only for the sake of trying to deflect her eye from Superboy.
  • Some Call Me Megan
  • Superpower Lottery: Definitely a winner:
    • Psychic Powers
    • Shapeshifting
      • Invisibility: More like very good camouflage since people can still see her if she moves too much (like the Predator from the eponymous film).
      • Intangible Man: While she doesn't have this power in season 1 due to lack of skill with her shapeshifting, during the 5 year Time Skip at the start of season 2 she finally masters this technique.
      • Multi-Armed and Dangerous: Grows five arms in one episode to fight off a bunch of flying monkey robots, including growing one from her head. In another episode, she doubles up her arms to briefly augment her telekinesis.
    • Super Strength: While not nearly as powerful as a Kryptonian, Martians are physically stronger than humans.
  • Suspiciously Specific Denial: "On Mars, the white minority are treated like second-class citizens by the green majority. Of course, I'm green..."
  • Took a Level In Badass: During the Time Skip.
  • Took a Level In Jerkass: Ditto, or at least several levels in Anti-Hero.
  • Unresolved Sexual Tension: In season 2 with Superboy.
  • Unskilled but Strong: J'onn theorized that she has the potential to be a psychic leagues beyond him after her subconscious accidently hijacked his psychic training exercise and overwhelmed him even after he tried to reassert control.
  • Well-Intentioned Extremist: Falling into this in Season 2 - she's willing to Mind Rape aliens to learn their secrets.
  • What Measure Is a Non-Cute?
  • Working with the Ex
  • Youthful Freckles


B06: Red Arrow (Speedy)

Red Arrow / Speedy (Roy Harper)

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 Voiced by Crispin Freeman

Red Arrow, formerly Speedy, was the junior partner of Green Arrow who trained the young man in the use of trick arrows as crimefighting tools. After being disgusted with the Justice League's idea of "bringing them into the circle", the younger archer set out on his own, leaving Aqualad, Robin, and Kid Flash to decide what to do with themselves by themselves. However, he's admitted that he respects the team, and that if they ever need a hand he's willing to help. He joins the team in "Insecurity", to set a good example for the others until he officially joins the Justice League, and not-so-secretly to uncover The Mole he suspects is on the team.

In "Usual Suspects" and "Auld Acquaintance" it turns out that he was The Mole all along, a Manchurian Agent planted on Green Arrow by The Light. Moreover, he isn't even the "real" Roy Harper, but a clone of Roy, that replaced the original mere months after Green Arrow took him on as his sidekick. This incidentally means he's more Speedy / Red Arrow than the other Roy ever was, but Red Arrow is still deeply upset by the revelation. After offering his resignation from both the Justice League and the Team as penance, he vows to find the original Speedy. That Roy is then seen frozen and mysteriously missing his right arm in the Cadmus labs, only to be taken by the Light to aid in the next phase of their plans.

Five years later we find him married to Cheshire, though the two have an on-again-off-again relationship due to Roy's obsession with finding the "real" Speedy. The two also have a daughter, named Lian Nguyen Harper. During the events of "Salvage" and "Bloodlines" the couple reconciles, and using Cheshire's underworld connections Red Arrow is finally able to locate and rescue the original Roy Harper.

  • Anti-Hero: Generally a Type II. Momentarily a Type III when we first see him after the Time Skip.
  • The Archer
  • Badass Normal: His skill with the bow is such that he was able to aim (and actually hit) a target that Artemis (who's been shown to hit multiple targets at once) didn't want to risk aiming at. On the other hand, Artemis' reluctance likely had something to do with her desire to keep her relation to Cheshire and Sportsmaster a secret, the latter being the target Speedy hit.
  • Beard of Sorrow: Has one in "Salvage", but soon shaves it off after finding out he's a father.
  • Berserk Button: Being called a sidekick.
  • Blue Eyes: His sunglasses in "Targets" are light enough that you can tell.
  • Clones Are People, Too: Even after finding out he was a clone, he eventually got married and had a daughter.
  • Cloning Blues: The Roy seen throughout season 1 is a clone, and his existential angst about this revelation has nearly destroyed him by the beginning of season 2. Luckily, Cheshire steps in to save him from himself.
  • Deadpan Snarker: Like Wally, more deadpan than snarky.
  • Expressive Mask
  • Fiery Redhead
  • Heroic BSOD: After finding out he was both The Mole and a clone of the original Speedy. It lasts a good five years.
  • Hot Dad
  • Ineffectual Loner
  • Jerkass: Often seems to be one of these.
    • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Despite this, he does genuinely care about his friends and looks out for them. In secret, of course.
    • Took a Level In Jerkass: In "Insecurity" he was especially nasty to Artemis and, in other instances later, was distrustful of Superboy and Miss Martian. This turned out to have been part of his subconscious Cadmus programming to get suspicion off him as the true mole while causing discord within the team.
  • Manchurian Agent
  • Rage Against the Mentor: It seems that Ollie was much more open about the League's activities with Roy than Bruce, Barry, or Arthur were with their sidekicks and was more of an equal partner up to the pilot episode. Being put on a "junior" team with kids years younger than him (despite their strong friendship) as opposed to working with Batman, Superman, and the others directly felt very much like a demotion to him.
    • But he's been willing to show respect in Ollie and Batman's decision to include Artemis on the team, as he figured they probably had a good reason for lying about her background. Even when Aqualad tells him he'll be investigating the team for a mole, Roy doesn't betray Artemis.
  • Rage Quit
  • Redheaded Hero
  • Screw This, I'm Outta Here
  • Secret Keeper: Artemis and Green Arrow claim right in front of him that they're niece and uncle. Roy immediately knew this was a lie, but waits until they're alone to confront Artemis about it, and generally keeps his mouth shut afterwards.
    • At least until "Secrets", but it was the main topic.
  • Sidekick Graduations Stick: One of the rare instances in animation. Within the first six episodes, Roy changes his hero identity from Speedy to Red Arrow.
  • Sixth Ranger: An older peer of the team who sometimes works with them but tries to be independent. And his designation makes it quite literal.
  • Sleeves Are for Wimps
  • Tomato in the Mirror: "I... I was the mole?"
    • It Got Worse: he's a clone of Roy Harper.
    • Up to Eleven: He replaced the original mere months after Roy became Green Arrow's sidekick, which means he was Speedy for years, even longer than the original Speedy!
  • Wham! Episode: "Usual Suspects" reveals that he was The Mole.
    • "Auld Acquaintance" then reveals that he's a clone who replaced the original Roy years ago!
  • Youthful Freckles: Averted. Notable that he's one of the few redheads without them, even in his younger days.


B07: Artemis

Artemis (Artemis Crock)

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 Voiced by Stephanie Lemelin

The niece of Green Arrow. Except that she isn't. Most mysterious member of the cast.

Five years later, Artemis has retired from being a superhero and is attending college. She is also still in a relationship with Wally, and the two live together.



  • Abusive Parents: In "Bereft", she implies to Kid Flash that it would be in entirely in character for her father to dress her up while she was sleeping/unconscious and make her kill someone like Kid Flash as a test. Word of God confirms that her father was verbally and emotionally abusive, at least towards Cheshire.
  • Action Girl
  • Adaptation Dye Job: An odd variation in the tie-in comics. She has very clear Blue Eyes in the comics instead of her Black Eyes. Word of Greg Weisman is that promotional artwork doesn't count, and the first time they sat down to decide her eye color, it was dark, almost black, gray. The tie-in comics seem to be based on the promotional artwork, which seems to imply that all blondes have blue eyes.
  • Adaptational Villainy: Inverted, her comics namesake is flat-out villainous.
  • All Girls Want Bad Boys: Like Miss Martian, she has a thing for Superboy. At least for a bit. Unknown if it still exists as she hasn't shown signs for a long time. Finding out he's going out with M'gann in "Secrets" has her react angrily, but it's unsure as to why.
    • It's a mixture of her crush on Superboy, seeing M'gann as a sister and/or close friend that would tell her if they were dating, and a lot more. It's summed up as complicated.
  • Anti-Hero: Type II.
  • The Archer
  • Ascended Extra: Whereas her comics namesake is pretty minor, she gets a major subplot focusing on her and her family in the show.
  • Badass
  • Bad Liar: Ninja boyfriends. And cousins who did not W-I-N the state spelling bee.
  • Bare Your Midriff
  • Belligerent Sexual Tension: She has this with Kid Flash in spades.
    • Freudian Slip: During her therapy session with Black Canary, Artemis accidentally lets it slip that she's more worried about Wally learning about her past than anyone else on the team.
  • Betty and Veronica: The Veronica to Miss Martian's Betty for Superboy's Archie. The attraction seems short-lived, however (until "Secrets" threw a curve ball). Regardless, now Superboy's dating M'gann.
  • Blatant Lies: About her backstory:
    • While she was amnesiac, she revealed to Kid Flash that her father would send her out to kill someone like him as a test. After they got their memories back, he questioned her about this where she hastily made up a story about a movie plot with ninjas.
    • In a later episode Robin noticed her in Gotham City instead of where Green Arrow lives. She lied saying she was visiting her cousin who was in a Spelling Bee. Robin, in fact, had taken a picture with her in his civilian identity as a joke, and was just trolling the hell out of her to further amuse himself.
  • Blood Knight: Her preferred response to emotional stress is to look for an ass to kick.
  • Broken Bird: But she is slowly getting better.
  • Cain and Abel: Her sister's on the bad side. And she's a recurring villain at that.
  • Childhood Friends: With Cameron AKA Icicle Jr. as shown in the tie-in comics. (In the main DC universe, their counterparts are married.)
  • Composite Character: Has the name and parentage of a minor villainess from the comics, but fills the "archer girl" role of Arrowette (Suzanne "Cissie" King-Jones) from the original Young Justice series. Arrowette's costume is also similar to Artemis', but red instead of green. They are nothing alike otherwise, though. A female Speedy (Mia Dearden) also exists in the comics, and her costume has an arrowhead symbol similar to Artemis'. Intentionally or not, all three archer girls are blonde. Cissie herself had a cameo as a young girl awed by Artemis and Green Arrow. Artemis's motivations are those of Stephanie Brown (Spoiler / Robin IV / Batgirl - another blonde heroine).
  • Dark and Troubled Past
  • Dark-Skinned Blond
  • Deadpan Snarker: Mostly toward Wally. Gets one with Red Arrow in "Insecurity".
  • Defrosting Ice Queen: Towards Wally mainly, but has also warmed up to Robin and Zatanna.
  • Gray Eyes: She has dark gray eyes that look almost black.
  • Green-Eyed Monster: She wasn't too happy with Wally's birthday wish for M'gann to kiss him in "Coldhearted".
  • Guys Smash Girls Shoot: Subverted as of "Secrets". Artemis prefers ranged combat, but is fully capable of beating the shit out of people with her bare hands, hell she even enjoys it.
  • Hair of Gold
  • Holding Hands: With Kid Flash in "Bereft".
  • Ineffectual Loner
    • I Just Want to Have Friends/Be Special: Episode 23 reveals just how much she wants to be part of the team. When she finds out she was only allowed on the team because her mother begged the league, not because of her skills, she was crushed.
      • Not to mention the lengths to which she went in "Insecurity", just to prevent the team from learning about her rather checkered family history.
  • Meaningful Name: Debatable. Her last name is "Crock" and she appears to be not all she seems.[1]
    • Her first name definitely is. In mythology, the goddess Artemis was an archer.
  • Mysterious Past: Her father is Sportsmaster, her mother is an ex-con (Huntress) and her sister is Cheshire. Artemis hid this from the team until "Usual Suspects".
  • Official Couple: With Wally post-Time Skip.
  • Pair the Spares: Initially has a thing for Superboy, but ends up with Kid Flash, who initially had a thing for Miss Martian.
  • Race Lift: According to Greg Weisman's official Q&A she's half Vietnamese. Her comics counterpart(s) is/are fully Caucasian.
  • Rapunzel Hair: It seems to vary at times, but its at least waist length and looks even longer in the above picture.
  • Reality Is Unrealistic: A major complaint about her character design is how she's half Asian but has blond hair. She's actually visually based on producer Victor Cook's daughter, whose parents are both half Asian and is a natural blond. In the same Q&A Greg hints that the identity of Artemis' grandparents will be important.
  • Real Name as an Alias
  • Sexy Shirt Switch: Wears nothing but a red jersey (which is probably Wally's) for Wally on Valentine's Day.
  • She Is All Grown Up: According to Icicle Jr.
  • Shipper on Deck: Ships Miss Martian with Aqualad, if only for the sake of trying to deflect her interest from Superboy.
  • Sixth Ranger: First appeared and joined the team after a few episodes, though she was already in the opening credits.
  • Took a Level In Badass: Around the time of "Homefront" her role has shifted into more direct combat roles, and by the time her second Character Focus episode comes around ("Secrets") she's taking on groups of random goons in hand to hand rather than picking them off with her bow because she wants the visceral thrill of kicking their worthless asses into unconsciousness.
  • Tomboyish Ponytail
  • Troubled Fetal Position: Goes into one of these during "Homefront" after the rest of team is captured.
  • Tsundere: Mostly towards Wally.
  • Twofer Token Minority: She's one of the few females and is half-Vietnamese.
  • Vasquez Always Dies: She's the first one to die in "Failsafe".
  • White Sheep: All of her present blood relations are (or were, when it comes to her mother), villains. Paula has since made a Heel Face Turn after being in jail by taking the rap for something her husband had done, and focuses on taking care of her daughter. No one can say the same for Sportsmaster and Cheshire. Artemis makes certain she takes control of her own path, that it's not In the Blood, and doesn't allow herself to follow her father's/family's footsteps. This fuels her initial rogue hero status before Batman and Green Arrow scouted her out to be on the Team.


B08: Zatanna

Zatanna (Zatanna Zatara)

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 Voiced by Lacey Chabert

Magician and teenaged daughter of Giovanni Zatara. She joins the team in their search for Red Tornado. Zatanna later ends up joining the team in full after her father becomes the latest host of Doctor Fate. Robin takes an immediate liking to her. Zatanna is much younger in the show than she is in the comics (and the DCAU), where she is around Batman's age.

Five years later, Zatanna has become a full-fledged member of the Justice League.


B09: Rocket

Rocket (Raquel Ervin)

 Voiced by Miss Kittie

Sidekick of Icon. She and Icon debuted in an earlier episode dealing with the Injustice League's monster plants, along with other superheroes around the world. They intermittently appeared in later episodes, leading to Icon's induction into the Justice League and Rocket joining the Team.

Five years later, Rocket has become a full-fledged member of the Justice League.

 Rocket: It is always like this!

Zatanna: Told ya.


The Bio Ship

Miss Martian's Bio Ship

  • Invisibility: Has the same type of camouflage as its owner.
  • Living Ship
  • Shapeshifting: Can transform from an egg-shaped "sleep mode" of sorts into a full-sized ship. Any and all exits from the craft are also made by simply shapeshifting a hole in the hull.


Sphere

Sphere / The Super Cycle

A robotic sphere from New Genesis that came through a boom tube to the Bialyan desert and developed a liking for Superboy. Later, her true form as the "Super Cycle" and the New Genesphere were made known to the team by the Forever People. She now lives in The Cave and serves as a means of transport for The Team.

  • Companion Cube: Superboy seems to be able to understand its moods.
  • Cool Bike: Can transform into one.
  • Puppeteer Parasite: A heroic version. Sphere can transform into a bug-like control apparatus and latch onto certain mechanical foes, at which point Superboy can control them by "driving" them through Sphere. It worked on Infinity Man, but the Appellaxian golem avoided the attempt.
  • Samus Is a Girl
  • Team Pet


Wolf

Wolf

 Voiced by Dee Bradley Baker

Superboy's second pet. Wolf was originally an ordinary wolf from India that was physically and mentally enhanced with Kobra Venom by The Brain. After fighting with Superboy and being freed from The Brain's thrall, he decided to remain with Superboy, becoming a member of The Team.



  • Amplified Animal Aptitude: Thanks to Kobra Venom.
  • Big Badass Wolf
  • A Dog Named "Dog"
  • Expy: He resembles Krypto the Superdog somewhat. Kid Flash suggesting naming him that, but Wolf rejected it. And M'gann said it was taken.
  • Shipper on Deck: To Superboy/Miss Martian. In the first episode of season two, he doesn't like seeing her with Lagoon Boy. Alternatively, he may just be mimicking his master's own obvious disapproval.
  • Team Pet: This doesn't stop him from being treated like any other operative on missions, however.


Joined in Season 2

B17: Bumblebee

Bumblebee (Karen Beecher)

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 Voiced by Masasa Moyo

Once just a student at Miss Martian and Superboy's highschool, Karen Beecher is now both the lab assistant and protégé to the Atom, as well as a full-fledged member of The Team.


B19: Beast Boy

Beast Boy (Garfield "Gar" Logan)

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 Voiced by Logan Grove

The son of zoologist and former actress Marie Logan, Garfield first encountered the team when they saved him and his mother from a stampede and after an injury receives a blood transfusion from Miss Martian. At age 13, Beast Boy is the youngest member of the Team. He shares a close bond with Miss Martian and treat each other like brother and sister. He was adopted by her and J'onn prior to him becoming part of the Team after his mother died.


B20: Robin II

Robin (Tim Drake)

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 Voiced by Cameron Bowen

Batman's new partner and sidekick, as well as Nightwing's successor. Unlike Dick Grayson, the new Robin is an extremely serious student of the heroic arts.

  • All According to Plan: Tim came up with the plan to take down Clayface in the premier.
  • Badass Cape: Tim uses his to glide, much as we saw from Batman in "Auld Acquaintance". Something we never saw the original Robin do.
  • Badass Normal
  • Beneath the Mask: So far the only one to see him sweat has been Dick.
  • Big Brother Mentor: Nightwing is this to him.
  • Brought to You by The Letter "S": Also sports the standard Robin "R".
  • The Chains of Commanding: Reluctant leader of Gamma Squad due to...
  • Heroic Self-Deprecation: Robin expresses doubt in pretty much all his abilities as a leader to Nightwing, despite Tim proving to be extremely capable during his first mission as field commander in "Happy New Year".
  • Genre Savvy: Knew that Electrified Batarangs probably would not work on Clayface, so he came up with a back-up plan.
  • The Leader: In true Robin fashion, he's being trained to be one. Seems to be a type 2.
  • Legacy Character
  • The Magnificent: Already acknowledged and recognized as the "Boy Wonder".
  • McNinja
  • Screw the Rules, I'm Doing What's Right: A less dramatic example: Nightwing warns him not to take any unnecessary risks with the squad on his first time as field leader. When faced with the imminent destruction of an underground base and numerous hostages to rescue, Tim decides the hostages are a necessary risk. Of course, it's likely Tim would have taken a lot of flak for not taking that risk.
  • Simple Staff


B22: Blue Beetle II

Blue Beetle (Jaime Reyes)

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 Voiced by Eric Lopez

When an alien scarab stuck itself to his spine, Jaime Reyes went from an average teenager to a super-powered crime fighter.

  Jaime: No, it would not have been preferable to vaporize him back at the diner!

 Scarab: Not compatible!

  • Talking to Themself: How his arguments with the Scarab appear to others. This inevitably draws confusion from his team-mates, who don't seem to know that the Scarab is speaking to him. He later explains this to Superboy, which is also when the viewer actually gets to hear the Scarab's half of the conversation.

  Lagoon Boy: Blue's an... odd little fish, isn't he?

  • There Is No Kill Like Overkill: When faced with a locked door, Jaime used a lockpick. The Scarab felt a plasma cannon would have been the preferable choice. Note that, at the time, Jaime had reason to believe there was a person behind it. The Scarab also spends the entire episode trying to manifest weapons at the slightest provocation.
  • Trigger Happy: The Scarab needs little provocation to whip out the plasma cannon.
  • Voices Are Mental: Played with. While the Scarab uses Jaimie's own voice when communicating telepathically, it speaks in flat, unaccented English.


A10: Mal Duncan

Mal Duncan

Originally one of Superboy and M'gann's classmates at Happy Harbor High, Mal Duncan is both Karen's boyfriend and the tactical coordinator for the team during season 2.


Batgirl

Batgirl (Barbara Gordon)

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 Voiced by Alyson Stoner

Barbara Gordon is the daughter of Gotham City Police Commissioner James Gordon. She's also Dick Grayson's oldest friend.


Impulse

Impulse (Bart Allen)

 Voiced by Jason Marsden

Barry Allen's grandson from 40 years in the future. Bart travels back in time to meet his grandfather in the present and prevent his own Bad Future from happening.

 Bart: Better get into character.

  • Catch Phrase: "Oops, Spoilers" Usually said whenever he accidentally reveals something not meant to be said yet.
  • Child Prodigy: Nearly as fast as Barry while being intelligent like Wally.
  • Ditzy Genius: Manages to build a time machine despite being a scatter brain. Of course, the "scatter brain" portion is just an act.
  • Fish Out of Temporal Water
  • Future Slang: "Crash" is good, "Mode" is bad and "Meat" is pushover. Subverted, as The Competitor operatives in present day use the exact same slang...only "Mode" is order and "Crash" is its destruction. "Crash" is good and "Mode" is bad for Bart because people like him want to destroy the order created by the Competitor in their Bad Future.
  • Hidden Depths: Went on what he knew would be a one way trip back in time to save his grandfather and prevent a Bad Future where Earth is a nuclear wasteland from happening.
  • Keet: Invoked as part of his disguise.
  • Kid From the Future: Bart gives Iris and Barry the shock of their lives when he lets slip that not only is Iris pregnant, a fact Iris only learned that morning, but that they're having twins: Don and Dawn.

 Bart: Hi Dad, Hi Aunt Dawn.

  • The Knights Who Say Squee: Was ecstatic to meet his grandparents, especially Barry. It's downplayed with other leaguers.
    • He was also glad to see Jay and Joan Garrick and considers them his great-grandparents. When Wally arrives, he cheerfully calls him "First cousin once removed".
  • Legacy Character: The 4th member of the Flash family.
  • Motor Mouth: It's almost as fast as his feet. Also played for laughs when he and Flash start using their Super Speed to talk to each other faster than anyone else can understand.
  • Obfuscating Stupidity
  • Plucky Comic Relief
  • Pungeon Master: It runs in the family, too.
  • Science Hero
  • Secret Keeper: Appears to know a majority of the League and the Team's secret identities. Also lampshaded by him.

 Bart: Oops, spoilers.


Lagoon Boy

Lagoon Boy (La'gaan)

 Voiced by Yuri Lowenthal

An amphibious student of sorcery from Atlantis, La'gaan, or "Lagoon Boy" is one of the newest additions to the team during season two. Lagoon Boy is always eager to prove himself, is the new sidekick of Aquaman after the Face Heel Turn of Kaldur and is in a relationship with Miss Martian.


Wonder Girl

Wonder Girl (Cassandra Sandsmark)

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 Voiced by Mae Whitman

Wonder Woman's protege and member of the team during the second season.

 Wonder Woman: Little less fangirl, little more Wonder Girl.

Notes

  1. The word "crock" can mean "falsehood".
  2. Which also happens to look exactly like Superboy's old get-up in the comics.
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