DC Civil War Lineup

The Civil War storyline is easily one of my favourite storylines due to heroes being pitted against each other and the clash of national security against personal liberties. One of the main interests for me in Civil War is What if DC did Civil War? In general, the public in the DC Universe is more trusting in its heroes than in the Marvel Universe. However, a Superhuman Registration Act is not out of the question in the DCU. Pro Registration, Anti Registration and Neutral sides will be included and the list is comprised of heroes, villains, teams and organisations if all the members of a team or organisation would be on one particular side.

Note: All these characters are in their Pre Flashpoint incarnations.

List items

  • Pro Registration starts here. Serves the Tony Stark role. Whilst not completely certain about the Superhuman Registration Act, he reluctantly serves as the leader of the Pro Registration side.

  • A marine who's no stranger to following orders, John sides with Hal and joins the pro registration side

  • Following Hal out of respect, Kyle joins his fellow Green Lantern's on the Pro Registration. He later defects to the Anti Reg side after trying to stop an attack on a random superhero but gets disarmed and beaten. Serves in the role of the Human Torch

  • Being a space cop, Guy believes the Superhuman Registration Act is necessary so joins the Pro Reg side with Hal.

  • A reluctant member of the Pro Registration side, Barry sides with Hal out of friendship. Whilst he may be used to taking orders being a forensic scientist, he feels sympathy for the friends he has to now fight. Serves in Hank Pym's role.

  • Whilst reluctant to fight his friends, Wally sides with Barry out of respect and places his trust in him, joining the Pro Registration side. Later defects to the Anti Reg side along with Kyle Rayner. Serves in the Invisible Woman role.

  • Similarly unsure about fighting his friends, Bart nevertheless joins Barry and Wally. Later defects to Anti Reg side with Kyle and Wally.

  • Even though he is unsure about his trust in the government, Jay still joins the Pro Registration forces due to Barry, Alan and Mr Terrific being on the same side.

  • Hawkman aided in the attempt to capture Superman and Batman in Public enemies so would most likely side again with the government.

  • Follows Carter to Pro Registration side

  • Young, naieve and optimistic, Billy Batson has sided with the government before when he along with Hawkman attempted to capture Superman and Batman. Billy decides to trust the Wisdom of Solomon and join the government once again.

  • Serves in Mr Fantastic's role. After extensive calculations, Mr Terrific concludes that superheroes will eventually engage in an all out war with the government unless a Superhuman Registration Act is put into place.

  • Joins due to friendship with Alan and Scott.

  • Joins due to friendship with Alan and Scott.

  • Joins due to friendship with JSA members and speedsters

  • Sides with Pro Registration due to friendship with Captain Marvel.

  • Joins due to affiliation with Science Police

  • Already a government sponsored team, they are sent to America to help the Pro Registration side

  • Assigned by the government to help the Pro Registration

  • Assigned to Pro Reg by Amanda Waller

  • Assigned to Pro Reg by Amanda Waller.

  • As a member of Suicide Squad, he is assigned to Pro Reg by Amanda Waller.

  • As the leader of the Suicide Squad, he is assigned to Pro Reg by Amanda Waller

  • As a member of Suicide Squad, he is assigned to Pro Reg by Amanda Waller.

  • Joined Luthor's team of heroes in Public Enemies and Project 7734 so will side with the government and do what is necessary for the the good of America

  • Although he maintains his hatred of Major Force, as an Air Force piolot, Captain Atom will join the Pro Registration.

  • As a member of Suicide Squad, he is assigned to Pro Reg by Amanda Waller.

  • Seeing the Superhuman Registration Act as a means of obtaining power and an edge against his archnemesis Superman, Luthor supports the Pro Reg side, bringing technology and weapons provided by the company in the fight to uphold national security.

  • In an attempt to be 'popular', the obscure Super Young Team joins the Pro Registration side to increase their reputation worldwide

  • As Russia's superhero team, they will go to America to serve in a tenentative partnership with America.

  • Follows Billy and Freddy to Pro Reg side.

  • The Government starts up a new Global Guardians team to help the Pro Registration forces

  • As White King of Checkmate, Alan reluctantly joins the Pro Registration.

  • As a member of Checkmate and the Global Guardians, Fire joins the Pro Registration side.

  • As a member of the Global Guardians and Guy Gardner's girlfriend, Ice joins the Pro Registration side.

  • If the Spirit of America is on the sie of Pro Registration then Uncle Sam persuades his team to join the Pro Registration forces

  • Follows his father to Pro Registration side.

  • Follows JSA members to Pro Reg side.

  • Reluctantly follows her father to Pro Registration side.

  • Anti Registration starts here. The ultimate loner and street hero, Batman looks at the Superhuman Registration Act with contempt. Working for the government means forgoing his duties to Gotham as its Dark Knight. Serves in Captain America role as leader of the Anti Registration side.

  • As Batman's first protege and fellow street hero, Dick would disagree with the Superhuman Registration Act, fearing it would undermine the work he and fellow street level heroes do. Follows Bruce to Anti Reg, serving in the role of Iron Fist.

  • Being used to working as a street hero, Tim hates the Superhuman Registration Act and follows Bruce and Dick to Anti Registration side.

  • By revealing her identity to the world under the Superhuman Registration Act, Oracle would be unable to do the work she normally does and would become a target for villains. Barbera takes her tech and Birds of Prey to the Anti Registration side.

  • As a street hero and protege of Barbera Gorden, Stephanie would join the Anti Registration side

  • Acting as the agent of the Order of Purity, Azrael would not follow the Pro Registration side and join Anti Reg instead.

  • As a street level hero, Katie Kane would join Anti Reg side to keep her independant status as a hero.

  • As a team of Gotham femme fatales, the team would lend their talents to the Anti Reg side.

  • Oracle brings the Birds of Prey, most of which are already street heroes to the Anti Reg side

  • As 'Outsiders' the logical choice of this team is to join the Anti Reg side.

  • As an independant hero, Renee would join the Anti Reg side.

  • This young team, not wishing to be led by politicians joins the Anti Registration.

  • Being aware of the ugly side of Man's World, Wonder Woman would not see any benefit of joining the Pro Registration. Diana joins the Anti Registration serving in the role of Luke Cage.

  • This young hotshot team does not wish to join the Pro Registration and instead joins Anti Reg.

  • Doctor Fate believes that the Superhuman Registration Act will lead to the enslavement of all metahumans in the future and thus joins the Anti Registration to oppose it.

  • Already resentful of surface dwellers, Aquaman sees the act as another way of polluting the world so joins the Anti Registration side.

  • A loner hero, Green Arrow does not even care to consider joining the Pro Reg side and opts for Anti Reg instead.

  • Not wishing to serve the Government, Zatanna joins the Anti Registration forces.

  • After seeing his friends join the Anti Registration, Cyborg does the same.

  • After seeing her friends join the Anti Registration, Starfire does the same.

  • Follows her friends to Anti Registration.

  • Blue Beetle sees no problem in following his friends in the Teen Titans to join the Anti Registration side.

  • As leader of the Birds of Prey and street hero, Dinah joins the Anti Registration to uphold the individual integrety of street heroes such as herself.

  • As a member of the Birds of Prey and a street level hero, Huntress assists the Anti Regsitration to keep her status as an independant agent

  • Not trusting the Government, Power Girl brings the All Stars with her to the Anti Registration side.

  • Not wishing to make the same mistake as before, Black Lightning follows the Anti Registration to atone for previous mistakes.

  • Superboy makes an impulsive, brash decison to join the Anti Registration.

  • As leader of the Teen Titans, Cassie joins the Anti Registration

  • Follows her father to the Anti Registration side.

  • Follows the Birds of Prey to the Anti Registration side.

  • Not wishing to be controlled like in the past with Trigon, Raven joins the Anti Registration along with the rest of the Teen Titans.

  • Follows the Teen Titans and Raven to Anti Reg

  • Joining the Pro Registration would mean that Geo Force would have to answer to a higher authority, something that as King, he cannot abide. Geo Force declares Markovia a Pro Registration free zone, making it the perfect base for the Anti Registration forces.

  • A team of misfits and freaks, the Doom Patrol are no strangers to being outside public opinion and the law so will join the Anti Registration forces.

  • As a member of the Outsiders, Rex will join the Anti Registration

  • As a member of the Outsiders, Creeper will join the Anti Registration

  • As a street level anti hero, Catwoman will point blank refuse to work for the government and will join the Anti Registration to achieve her own ends

  • Will join Anti Rgistration.

  • Booster will join Anti Reg due to personal connections with members of this side. May be tempted to go to Pro Reg though.

  • Follows Teen Titans to Anti Registration

  • Neutral side starts here. Now I know what you're thinking. Why isn't Superman on the Pro or Anti Reg side? And it's true he could be on the Pro Reg side due to stories such as the Dark Knight Returns where he works for the American Government and Kingdom Come where Superman took action into his own hands by forcibly recruiting the world's metahumans. Likewise, he could also be on the Anti Reg side due to the restriction on personal liberties and the danger he could be bringing to his loved ones. However, in my opinion, Superman wouldn't pick a side. He'd stay neutral in the affair. He wouldn't agree with the action the government is taking by recruiting superheroes but because he stands for the 'American Way', he wouldn't fight the change either. He'd stay neutral in the affair and help out with civilain casualties, similar to his role in War of The Supermen. Serves in the role of the Thing.

  • Despite her sympathy for her friends in the Anti Registration and her desire to join the Anti Reg side, Kara listens to her cousin and remains neutral.

  • Not wishing to be a part of the possible destruction of another world he loves, J'onn stays neutral in the affair.

  • Just as Superman has kept Supergirl out of this Civil War, so too does J'onn keep M'Egaan out of the Civil War too, in spite of wanting to fight alongside the Teen Titans.

  • Despite their being 4 Green Lanterns on the Pro Registration side, the Guardians stay neutral and order the Green Lantern Corps to do the same. An Earth bound Civil War is beneath the Guardians' interests or concern in any case

  • Would stay neutral to manipulate the war to his advantage.

  • As the right hand of God, the Spectre stays out of the war and attends to his other duties as the Spirit of Vengeance.

  • Currently has problems of his own being alive and all so stays neutral in this war.

  • As an agent of order. Dove stays neutral not wishing to tip the scales in anyone's favour.

  • Stay neutral under orders from the Guardians. Most are not concerned with the outcome of the Civil War or don't care anyway.

  • Despite his desire to help the Anti Registration, Red Tornado stays neutral to protect his family from the possible outcome of the war.

  • Since she is in Africa forming the Justice League of Africa, she stays out of the Civil War.

  • Despite calls from both sides for assistance, Adam Strange has too many problems of his own to help e.g Rann and working for LEGION again so remains neutral.

  • Nobody wants Swamp Thing on either side, fearing he'll damage their cause so he remains neutral in this war.

  • He, along with the other Angels of Pax Dei have been ordered by the Presence to stay neutral in the war.

  • Couldn't think of the last 2 so decided to employ Zauriel and the Presence. As the creator of the universe, the Presence stays out of the everyday lives of us human beings, including this Civil War. He may not like it happening but he stays out of it nonetheless, not wishing to rob us of the free will to stop it from happening. Being an atheist I don't actually believe any supernatural entity exists but there is such a being in comic books so that suits the purposes of this list.