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10 Popular DC Characters You Never Knew Were Secretly Family

DC characters‘ family ties remained secret until revealed, leading to conflicts. DC heroes and villains have a reasonably complex family tree. The revealed family secrets provided fans with endless entertainment and inevitable conflicts in the DC characters. While DC comics resolved these conflicts by making these families allied and reuniting their brothers, other relationships worsened, creating constant and ongoing tensions.

Lincoln March was in The New 52 as an opponent of Batman. After the battle with Batman, Lincoln claimed his real name was Thomas Wayne Jr. and Bruce Wayne’s younger brother. He told Bruce that Martha Wayne frequently visited him at the orphanage where he grew up. He also said that the Court of Owls groomed him.

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Bruce Wayne’s younger brother

Superboy was the result of Project Cadmus and was supposed to be a backup for Superman. He was cloned using a DNA combination of Lex Luthor’s DNA fused with Superman’s. When Superboy learns of his origin, he begins doubting himself as a superhero.

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Superboy

Initially, Jackson Hyde was unaware of his Atlantic heritage. Once his powers started developing, his mother decided to reveal some of his past and how she escaped from Atlantis. Later, when he learns that he is Black Manta’s son, their chemistry is interesting to witness.

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Jackson Hyde

Another brother-sister duo who can’t stand each other is Ares and Wonder Woman. Zeus created both warriors, but their family’s history becomes a bit strange when they realize that Ares is also the grandfather of Wonder Woman. 

Wonder Woman Fought Ares
Wonder Woman Fought Ares

An interesting thing in Flash history is how Speedsters are related. Wally West is the nephew of Barry Allen, the father of the Tornado Twins. However, their tight-knit family relationships aren’t the only reason they can use Speed ​​Force in such a similar way. Being part of the same family means being raised with the same values ​​that instill the courage to make them superheroes.

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The Flash Family line

Hippolyta and Zeus have a secret son Jason, who is the brother of Wonder Woman. In the Darkseid War, Hippolyta gave birth to two children.

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Wonder Woman and her Twin Brother, Jason

DC characters are related to each other in surprising ways. Connor Hawke is an illegitimate child of Oliver Queen. Connor Hawke grew up without a father but knew who his father was. So Connor learned archery in the same monastery his father attended when he was young. Conner became a world-class archer and took over the Green Arrow mantle when his father died.

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Connor Hawke a world-class archer

Grail is a daughter of the Darkseid and was raised away from her father. Grail, destined to kill her father, was secretly raised by her mother. Her mother left the enchanted island, and Grail succeeded in killing her father.

Darkseid's Daughter, Grail
Grail, daughter of the Darkseid

The latest DC character on this list is Dick Grayson’s half-sister. Tom Taylor’s Nightwing series recently revealed that Dick Grayson has a half-sister. Melinda Zucco, the newly appointed Mayor of Bludhaven, is the half-sister of Dick Grayson. Melinda’s mother had a brief relationship with John Grayson and became pregnant with Melinda, but her mother returned to Tony Zucco.

Nightwing's Sister
Melinda Zucco, the half-sister of Dick Grayson.

Cassandra Cain, a Batgirl, is also one of the most skilled fighters among DC characters. It turns out that Cassandra’s mother is none other than Lady Shiva, one of the greatest fighters in the world. Unfortunately, the encounter between Cassandra and her mother was never affectionate.

Batgirl: Cassandra Cain
Cassandra Cain As Batgirl