10 Most Shocking Betrayals In DC Comics

A knife in every back.

DC Comics

Judas Iscariot. Benedict Arnold. Saruman. Fredo Corleone.

Everything from religion to fiction to modern history is chock full of traitors and DC comic books are no exception. Many of DC’s most beloved and noble heroes have suffered on all fronts from personal to professional in this regard. From heroes succumbing to villainy to friends who were really villains all along, the superhero life is not one without ample paranoia.

The heroes of DC seem especially prone to the gut punch of betrayal and writers have often taken these golden age characters to astoundingly sad and grim territories in more recent decades.

One of the earliest betrayals of the Justice League was their honorary, super power free member Snapper Carr when he sided up with John Dough, the world’s most ordinary man. Despite his claim to being the world's most unremarkable person, Dough was out to get rid of the League with several nefarious schemes.

Dough’s ordinary facade was simply a disguise for The Joker and all was well again. It was a simpler time in the Silver Age of comics and as these next ten betrayals show, things have only gotten more brutal and more unforgivable with every passing year...

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