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The Best Outsiders Members

Updated August 28, 2019 110 votes 26 voters20 items

List RulesVote up your favorite DC characters who, at one point or another, were part of the Outsiders.

While basically everybody is familiar with which heroes were members of the Justice League, not being quite as familiar with who was part of Outsiders is basically the whole point. Batman originally founded Outsiders because of difficulties working within the "mainstream" of Justice League.

As such, the best Outsiders members tend to be rogues who like to do things their own way. They formed because Justice League explicitly told them not to go into the war-ravaged (and fake) country of Markovia. These are the badasses who tell Superman, "Nah." These DC comics members include titans like Batman, Black Lightning, Martian Manhunter, and even Green Arrow. Basically, anyone who's cool in the comics and wants to seek some sweet vigilante justice without having to deal with all the rules and regulations that other superhero groups have to adhere to.

But there have been several Outsiders members over the years, so we made a list of the best past and present Outsiders members, and it's up to you to vote up the best and vote down the worst.

 

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    Metamorpho

    Metamorpho is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Outsiders Members
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    First appearance: The Brave and the Bold #57 January, 1965

    Rex Mason was an Indiana Jones type who was hired to retrieve a rare Egyptian artifact known as the Orb of Ra. During this time he's attacked and exposed to a radioactive meteorite that allows him to shapeshift and change into basically any element found in the body. He joins the Outsiders for awhile once he's freed from an inert state by Katana's... katana.

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    • Batman is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Outsiders Members
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      First appearance: Detective Comics #27 March, 1939

      Not sure if you've heard of this Bruce Wayne guy, but there's not a lot to say. His parents died. He likes bats. He lives in Gotham. He founded the Outsiders because of a disagreement with the Justice League. He probably likes scotch?

      • As Seen In: Superman/Batman, Identity Crisis, Batman Confidential, Detective Comics, Batman
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    • Katana is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Outsiders Members
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      First appearance: The Brave and the Bold #200 July, 1983

      Tatsu Yamashiro was an average girl who happened to be pretty good at martial arts. After a series of misfortunes, she decides to become a true samurai. Once her training is complete, she travels the world seeking revenge. During her travels she ends up in Markovia, ultimately attracting the attention of Batman and becoming a member of the Outsiders.

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      • Green Arrow is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Outsiders Members
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        First appearance: More Fun Comics #73 November, 1941

        Oliver Jonas "Ollie" Queen originally started as something of an arrow-themed Batman what with his playboy personality and his collection of arrow-themed gadgets. Later he lost his fortune and became an outspoken liberal. His relationship with the Outsiders over the years has vacillated between being on the team to actively attempting to take them down.

        • As Seen In: Identity Crisis, More Fun Comics, Green Arrow: The Longbow Hunters
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