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Wotan is an immortal Viking sorcerer[2] and a member of the Injustice League.

Physical appearance

Wotan has light blue skin and red eyes with black sclera. His hair is black, with a devil-horned hairstyle, and a pointy black beard. Wotan's clothes are pure red-colored, and he wears a black cape with gold accents.


Early life

Wotan once fought Doctor Fate.[3] He also took on the Justice League in their early days.[4]


Washington, D.C.
July 4, 14:00 EDT

Wotan attempted to use the Amulet of Aten to blot out the sun. Zatara summoned the full Justice League to defeat him.[5]

Bayou Bartholomew
October 1, post-07:08 CDT

Wotan was as a member of the Injustice League, and used his magic to power a plant spore controlling many other plant spores in Gotham City, Star City, Paris and Taipei. When the Team arrived to engaged them in their bayou hideout, Black Adam and Count Vertigo subdued them, except for Robin and Miss Martian. Wotan encased them in a magical cage, as Black Adam carried it from underneath. Aqualad tried to pry the cage open with his own magical talents, but to no avail.

Miss Martian's Bio-Ship arrived, and knocked Wotan out, freeing the captive heroes, and a battle ensued. Aqualad donned the Helmet of Fate to counter Wotan's powers and the two fought to a stalemate.

Before Wotan and the Injustice League could emerge victorious, the Justice League arrived and Zatara quickly overpowered him.[6] He was taken to Belle Reve.[7]

Roanoke Island
November 5, 19:46 EDT

Klarion summoned Wotan, Blackbriar Thorn, Felix Faust and Wizard to perform a spell that would split the world in two dimensions, an adult and a child dimension.[8]

Roanoke Island
November 6, post-00:01 EDT

Wotan and the other sorcerers guarded the pentagram in the adult dimension. When the Justice League arrived, he tried to break Zatara's force field, but to no avial. He was taken out by Doctor Fate after the worlds were merged back together.[8]

Powers and abilities

  • Sorcery: Wotan is an immortal sorcerer, who's been using magic for centuries.[9] Usually, Wotan pronounces a Latin-based incantation in order to cast a spell.
    • Conjuring: He is able to use magical energy for the conjuration of physical objects.[6]
    • Deflection: He can deflect an opponent's own magic to an unknown degree.[6]
    • Energy constructs: Wotan can create constructs and shields of mystical energy.[6]
    • Flight[6]
    • Lightning and fire bolts: Wotan can shoot bolts of lightning[6] or fire[8] from his hands.


Background information

  • Wotan is the archenemy of Doctor Fate in the comics.
  • This marks Wotan's second animated appearance. He appeared on Batman: The Brave and the Bold, voiced by James Arnold Taylor.


  1. Weisman, Greg (2016-12-08). Question #21671. Ask Greg. Retrieved 2016-12-08.
  2. Weisman, Greg (2012-04-24). Question #14666. Ask Greg. Retrieved 2012-04-24.
  3. Weisman, Greg (2012-02-02). Question #14134. Ask Greg. Retrieved 2012-02-03.
  4. Aureliani, Franco, Art Baltazar (w). Jones, Christopher (p). Davis, Dan, John Stanisci (i). Atkinson, Zac (col). Sienty, Dezi (let). Chadwick, Jim (ed). "Fears" Young Justice 6 (July 20, 2011), New York, NY: DC Comics
  5. Weisman, Greg (writer) & Oliva, Jay (director) (November 26, 2010). "Independence Day". Young Justice. Season 1. Episode 1. Cartoon Network.
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 6.3 6.4 6.5 Hopps, Kevin (writer) & Chang, Michael (director) (October 14, 2011). "Revelation". Young Justice. Season 1. Episode 14. Cartoon Network.
  7. Weisman, Jon (writer) & Cook, Victor (director) (March 10, 2012). "Coldhearted". Young Justice. Season 1. Episode 20. Cartoon Network.
  8. 8.0 8.1 8.2 Weisman, Greg (writer) & Chang, Michael (director) (March 3, 2012). "Misplaced". Young Justice. Season 1. Episode 19. Cartoon Network.
  9. Weisman, Greg (2017-05-15). Question #22372. Ask Greg. Retrieved 2017-10-02.