Stargirl has become one of the most popular shoes on the CW network. Executive-produced by Geoff Johns, Stargirl follows a band of teenage misfits led by the character Courtney Whitmore on a thrilling superhero journey. While there are many different superheroes to keep track of, some of the most mysterious characters on the show are those of the villains. Here is a quick guide on some of the villains in Stargirl.
Joe Knezevich plays The Wizard on Stargirl and makes his appearance within the first few episodes of the season. The Wizard has an interesting backstory as he is one of the original six founders of the Injustice Society, the sworn enemies of the Justice Society of America. Originally introduced to the DC world in 1947, The Wizard is a master of disguise and illusion. He can also put his prey into a trance in order to control or immobilize them.
Tigress is played by Joy Osmanski in Stargirl. What most people don’t realize is that Tigress was originally introduced into the DC world of comics as Huntress in 1947. Tigress uses her cat-like abilities to enlist the help of wild cats to aid in her criminal activities and goals. Quick and nimble like a cat, she is very skilled at fighting. In Stargirl, she is married to another villain named Sportsmaster. Tigress has fought big name heroes such as Wildcat, Starman, and Black Canary.
Sportsmaster is a sportscaster, hence the name. He is married to another villain named Tigress, and is introduced in the show’s first episode. He has fought against Batgirl and Robin and is a member of the Injustice Society. With an affinity of sports, Sportsmaster is himself an accomplished athlete, making him a major threat in hand-to-hand combat. With his athletic ability, he also uses sports equipment as weapons to take down his opponents.
The Gambler is played by Eric Goins and appears at the end of Stargirl’s second episode. As a member of the Injustice Society, he has fought heroes such as Green Lantern, The Flash, and Atom. If he could, The Gambler would probably live in a casino. However, while gambling and trickery is definitely his thing, he is also very good at disguise and has some wicked good knife throwing skills.
One of Courtney’s biggest foes is that of Icicle. Played by Neil Jackson, Icicle is the leader of the Injustice Society. What he says goes, and that makes him an ever-present threat. In the 1947 comics, Icicle is portrayed as a scientist from Europe who creates and wields a freeze ray gun. Later on in the comics, he passes down his powers to his son, Cameron Mahkent.
In the second episode of the season, the series introduces the villain Brainwave. This popular character is also one of the founding members of the Injustice Society and is on a mission to destroy the Justice Society of America. Having fought against Wonder Woman, Doctor Mid-Nite and Johnny Thunder, Brainwave is an experienced villain who definitely should be feared by Courtney and her superhero friends.
In the comics, Brainwave has a son named Henry King Jr. to whom he passes on his psychic powers to ensure his villainy lives on.
With so many interesting and unique villains, it’s no wonder that Stargirl is one of the season’s most popular new series. This is a show that the entire family can gather around for great fun and entertainment. You can never tell where the storyline will lead you next. Check out Stargirl on the CW network!