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The Super Villain Girls are a group of female super villains in the second generation of the DC Super Hero Girls franchise that causes mayhem across the city of Metropolis. They are the arch-rivals of the Super Hero Girls.

Development and design[]

According to Lauren Faust, each of the villain girls is associated with a deadly motivation in a similar vein to the seven deadly sins[1]:

  • Catwoman: Greed
  • Giganta: Violence
  • Livewire: Sadism
  • Poison Ivy: Hate
  • Star Sapphire: Envy
  • Harley Quinn: Chaos

Livewire is the only one that does not have a real counterpart in the original 2015 web series. Giganta is the only member who shares the same villain role as her first generation counterpart.


The team was formed after the Super Hero Girls thwarted Catwoman's robbery. When Supergirl realized that she couldn't do it all alone, she called her friends to help her stop Catwoman. Finding herself outnumbered, Catwoman leaves her bag with the stolen gems behind, and she thinks that the best thing is that she has to get new friends. And so it happened: in "Frenemies", Selina managed to befriend four other students, Doris Zeul, Leslie Willis, Carol Ferris, and Pam Isley. Then Harleen Quinzel, an old friend of Barbara Gordon's before she met her new friends, also moves from Gotham City to Metropolis, and Barbara wants Harleen to join her new circle of friends, and though Diana, Kara, Jessica, Zee and Karen do their best to cheer up Babs, realize that Harleen is a bit annoying, and reject her. After that, Selina invites Harleen join their team by revealing that she and the other four are villains. Harleen assumes her identity as Harley Quinn and joined them.

In the crossover movie Teen Titans Go! & DC Super Hero Girls: Mayhem in the Multiverse, the Super Villain Girls were recruited by Lex Luthor to join his newly formed team of villains, the Legion of Doom, to get rid of all superheroes. However, Harley Quinn realized that the Legion was going too far, so she left both teams and helped the heroes save the world. And when the Super Hero Girls gave each other a victory hug, they accepted Harley into their team.



Main Article: Catwoman (G2)

Catwoman acts as the group's leader and would sometimes make cat noises, and she acts like a juvenile delinquent teenage girl in her secret identity.

Poison Ivy[]

Main Article: Poison Ivy (G2)

Poison Ivy is the quietest of the group. When she's Pam, she speaks in a soft and shy voice, and she prefers to be isolated and only be friends with plants. When she's a villain, she's shown to look and act a lot more confident, and despite controlling plants to her command, she cares deeply about them.

Star Sapphire[]

Main Article: Star Sapphire (G2)

Star Sapphire has a deep desire to reunite with Hal Jordan, despite how much he doesn't want to. She is willing to attack anyone who she thinks gets in her way, as shown when she attacked Jessica, thinking she stole him. Because of this, Hal is so scared of her that he often hides behind Jessica, and his power ring won't work. Star Sapphire is extremely clingy, and because of this, she is shown to be rather psychopathic.

But despite the only reason she was a villain was because she was angry was because Hal Jordan had broken up with her and since the two of them returned in "It's Complicated", she stayed with the team and joined the Legion of Doom in Teen Titans Go! & DC Super Hero Girls: Mayhem in the Multiverse, revealing that she didn't totally reformed.


Main Article: Livewire

Livewire desires to post embarrassing videos of people online to make everyone love her. Even as a high school student, she acts like a bully, and she secretly shocks anyone at school who stands in her way. Like Harleen, she loves pranking others others.


Main Article: Giganta (G2)

Giganta is brute of the group, both as a villain and at school. She acts as a bully jock that everyone fears, and who enjoys others suffering.

Recurring Members[]


Main Article: Blackfire

The TTG counterpart of Blackfire was a member of the Super Villain Girls in the comic Teen Titans Go!/DC Super Hero Girls: Exchange Students.


Main Article: Cheetah (G2)

Although she wasn't part of the team, her civilian appearance was on the dodgeball team in "The Bee Stands Alone", and her villain identity was as a member of the Legion of Doom in the movie Teen Titans Go! & DC Super Hero Girls: Mayhem in the Multiverse.

Former Members[]

Harley Quinn[]

Main Article: Harley Quinn (G2)

Harley Quinn was shown as the silliest of the group, and she laughs whenever she can. She loves pranking, and she is usually very hyper and energetic. She uses a mallet as her main weapon.

However, in "Nightmare in Gotham", Harley and Batgirl now know both of each othlers' indentities, and she would abandon both the team and the Legion of Doom in the movie Teen Titans Go! & DC Super Hero Girls: Mayhem in the Multiverse, where she betrays both teams and becomes the seventh member of the Super Hero Girls.

Episode Appearance[]


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  • As of the episodes "It's Complicated" and "Nightmare in Gotham", Harley Quinn and Star Sapphire are the only female villains who had reformed themselves.
    • In It's Complicated, only because Star Sapphire and Hal Jordan got back together again.
    • In Nightmare in Gotham, only because Harley Quinn and Batgirl now aware of their indentities.
      • However, the difference is that Star Sapphire hasn't totally reformed, while with Harley Quinn, Batgirl had hope that she would reform, something that happened in the crossover movie.
  • Cheetah was originally going to be part of the team, but according Lauren Faust, she is not considered part of the main villain group due to redundancy in theme, as she shares the trait of envy with Star Sapphire and the theme of cats with Catwoman; and that Livewire had replaced her.
  • The team was formed before Harleen moved to Metropolis, as seen in the first part of "Frenemies". This indicates that the five female villains, excluiding Harley Quinn, are all permanent members.
  • Blackfire joined in the DC Super Hero Girls and Teen Titans Go crossover Exchange Students.