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Characters and Vehicles Character Abilities

Most characters possess at least one ability that adds to their value. The more abilities that a character has, the more valuable that character is during Free Play and hub explorations. Here’s a quick rundown of all of the different abilities that characters can possess:

Character Abilities
  • Solomon Grundy and Swamp Thing can burrow into special swampy spots and discover useful objects that are buried deep underground.
  • Wonder Woman automatically uses her bracelets to deflect incoming attacks, preventing damage. She can also use her bracelets to activate shield deflect pads and redirect lasers, potentially destroying nearby gold objects. Other characters, such as Lanterns, can raise energy shields to deflect attacks and prevent damage as well.
  • Many characters can dig in suspicious mounds of dirt, discovering valuable items or objects. Alfred, Cheetah, and most Lantern characters can dig.
  • Aquaman and Killer Croc can dive underwater and explore the depths, as can Batman and Robin once they find their Scuba/Dive Suits.
Double Jump
  • Certain acrobatic characters, such as Robin, can jump a second time in midair. This helps them reach greater heights.
  • Batman and Cyborg are insulated against electricity while wearing their Electricity Suits. They can drain the charge from one electric panel and deposit the charge into another, for a variety of effects. Shazam! and Black Adam are also naturally insulated from electricity and can instantly power any electric panel with their electricity beams.
Explosive Attacks
  • Batman can destroy silver LEGO objects with explosive attacks fired from his Power Suit. Other characters, like Cyborg and The Joker, have Demolition Suits that accomplish the same feat.
Fast Build
  • Some characters, like Superman and The Flash, are able to build objects out of hopping LEGO bricks much faster than others. This ability can be given to any hero by unlocking and purchasing the Fast Build Red Brick.
Fire Resistant
  • Some characters are immune to fire, such as Superman. Others have special items that let them walk through fire, like Alfred’s serving tray.
  • Some characters can use Flash-Build pads to swiftly build larger objects out of other objects in the vicinity. No smashing required!
  • Many characters possess the freeing ability to fly about and hover in midair. It makes exploring much easier!
Freeze Cannon/Super-Breath/Water Spray
  • Characters that can spray water (like Aquaman) can put out LEGO fires. Characters with super-breath (like Superman) and characters that use a freeze cannon (like Batman does while wearing his Arctic Suit) can also put out fires, and they can immobilize enemies and freeze rushing water as well, for a variety of benefits.
  • Batman and other characters can glide through the air, making a long, slow descent to cross long gaps and reach remote locations.
Goo Resistant
  • Characters that can wear Hazard Suits, such as Robin and Lex Luthor, can walk right through toxic goo without suffering any harm. Other characters are also naturally immune to goo, such as Superman and Killer Croc.
  • Several characters can grapple and pull on orange hooks, for a variety of benefits.
Hatch Travel
  • Some characters, like Martian Manhunter and Plastic Man, can change their shape to slip through special hatches and reach new areas. Other characters, like Beast Boy and the Atom, can also travel through these hatches by shape-shifting or by shrinking themselves down.
  • Robin and The Joker’s Illumination Suits let them light up pitch-dark areas, discovering hidden items and objects. Use a charging station to fill the Illumination Suit full of power, then conserve it for when you need it.
  • Invincible characters such as Superman cannot be harmed.
Lantern’s Ring
  • Only Lantern characters, such as Green Lantern and Star Sapphire, can activate Lantern pads and construct useful objects through the power of their rings. Lanterns can also fire a laser from their rings, but it has no effect on gold LEGO objects.
Laser/Heat Vision
  • Many characters, such as Superman and Cyborg, posses these powerful ranged attacks, which can overheat and destroy gold LEGO objects, and also cut shapes out of gold LEGO walls.
  • Certain characters are able to manipulate blue magnetic LEGO objects, for a variety of benefits. Robin and Cyborg can do this while wearing their Magnet Suits.
Mind Control
  • Characters such as Brainiac and Martian Manhunter can control the minds of the weak-willed. Use their powers of mind control to force other characters to do your bidding.
Plant Portal
  • Only Poison Ivy can travel through rare plant portals to reach special locations.
Plastic Man Transformation
  • Plastic Man can use Plastic Man pads to transform into various shapes and objects.
Portal Travel
  • Only Martian Manhunter and Miss Martian can travel through special green portals to reach special areas.
Rush/Chain Attack
  • Characters such as The Flash, Cheetah, Bronze Tiger, Kid Flash, Reverse Flash, and Fierce Flame can target multiple enemies or objects and attack them in succession.
  • Many strong characters, including Superman and Solomon Grundy, automatically recover health hearts over time.
  • Brainiac can miniaturize black LEGO objects with his high-tech shrink ray. The Atom can shrink himself down at will to enter and explore tight spaces more easily.
  • A handful of characters can use sonar to shatter glass LEGO objects. Batman and Cyborg can do this while wearing their Sonar Suits.
Sphere Shape
  • Characters that have a Sphere Suit (like Robin) can curl into a ball and activate sphere sockets. Green Lantern can also do this by surrounding himself in a sphere construct.
  • Batman can become stealthy and slip past security cameras through the use of his Sensor Suit. Other characters, like Cyborg and Lex Luthor, can use Stealth Suits for a similar benefit.
Summon Minion
  • Lex Luthor and The Joker can use their Decoy Suits to summon lowly minions that aid them in battle. Lex calls for formidable Lexbots, while The Joker whips out his trademark Joker teeth.
Super Senses
  • Many characters can use super senses to detect hidden items or objects in the environment. Batman can do this while wearing his Sensor Suit, while other characters can do this at any time, such as Martian Manhunter. Characters with this ability often also possess X-ray vision.
  • This passive ability causes characters like The Flash to move and attack much faster than normal. Characters with this ability can activate treadmills to power objects through kinetic energy.
  • Large characters, like Killer Croc and Solomon Grundy, possess super-strength. This lets them smash through cracked walls and rip apart objects that have green handles. The Giant Suit gives other characters super-strength, including Cyborg and Lex Luthor, while certain normal-sized characters also possesses super-strength (like Superman).
Super Suits
  • Batman, Robin, Cyborg, Lex Luthor, and The Joker can all wear high-tech gadget suits that give them access to new abilities. These characters can change suits at any time to adapt to different situations. See the previous “Unlocking Suits” section for details.
  • Characters with a Techno Suit (like Robin and Lex Luthor) can hack techno panels. These characters can also use a remote controlled Toy Wonder to activate Toy Wonder panels. Some tech-savvy characters can hack techno panels without the aid of a Techno Suit (such as Martian Manhunter or Brainiac), but these characters can’t call upon a Toy Wonder to activate Toy Wonder panels.
  • Some characters can transform, such as Martian Manhunter to Martian Manhunter (True Form) and Superman to Clark Kent.
Twirl Pole
  • Robin can toss his twirl pole into wall sockets and then flip from his pole like an acrobat to reach special areas. Other characters can flip along twirl poles but do not possess one that can be thrown and lodged into wall sockets. Green Arrow’s arrows can also be lodged into wall sockets.
Wall Jump
  • A few characters, like The Flash, can jump between parallel walls to reach greater heights.
X-ray Vision
  • Some characters, like Superman and Martian Manhunter, have the ability to peer through green LEGO walls and manipulate their inner workings. Batman can also do this while wearing his Sensor Suit.