History Headscratchers / TeenTitans

24th Sep '17 4:48:22 AM Neechan
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* What happened to Jinx, Gizmo, and Mammoth during the Brother Blood arc? They escape with him in "Deception", apparently still under his mind-control, but are nowhere to be found in "Wavelength" or "Titans East"? None of them seem like they could escape on their own, or would particularly want to, so why did he stop using them? At that point VillainDecay hadn't set in for him or them, so why would Blood get rid of a badass when given proper direction QuirkyMinibossSquad?

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* [[WMG: What happened to Jinx, Gizmo, and Mammoth during the Brother Blood arc? They escape with him in "Deception", apparently still under his mind-control, but are nowhere to be found in "Wavelength" or "Titans East"? None of them seem like they could escape on their own, or would particularly want to, so why did he stop using them? At that point VillainDecay hadn't set in for him or them, so why would Blood get rid of a badass when given proper direction QuirkyMinibossSquad?
QuirkyMinibossSquad?]]
24th Sep '17 4:45:26 AM Neechan
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* This happens in a lot of western KidHero medias but..How exactly is it that they don't go to school or have any guardians? They're still underaged. Just because they're super-heroes they can drop out of school, or never go, and live on their own?
** From a Doylist perspective, it's a creative decision the writers made to focus exclusively on their superhero roles with no mention of their civilian lives: it's also why they sleep in their uniforms and never go by any names apart from their superhero aliases. Going Watsonian, though, Robin and Cyborg may have earned their diplomas early: Robin from studying like crazy under Bruce Wayne and Alfred, Cyborg by uploading the relevant data into his brain. Starfire and Raven are basically cosmic tourists hailing from separate alien cultures: they're both likely finished with their own version of secondary education, and even trying to enroll them in an American high-school would be a bureaucratic nightmare. Beast Boy's the odd one out, since he seems to be (mostly) human and immature enough to still belong in high school, but perhaps Mento (who's nothing if not intellectually strict) had him finish his equivalent degree way back when he was with the Doom Patrol.

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* [[WMG: This happens in a lot of western KidHero medias but..How exactly is it that they don't go to school or have any guardians? They're still underaged. Just because they're super-heroes they can drop out of school, or never go, and live on their own?
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From a Doylist perspective, it's a creative decision the writers made to focus exclusively on their superhero roles with no mention of their civilian lives: it's also why they sleep in their uniforms and never go by any names apart from their superhero aliases. Going Watsonian, though, Robin and Cyborg may have earned their diplomas early: Robin from studying like crazy under Bruce Wayne and Alfred, Cyborg by uploading the relevant data into his brain. Starfire and Raven are basically cosmic tourists hailing from separate alien cultures: they're both likely finished with their own version of secondary education, and even trying to enroll them in an American high-school would be a bureaucratic nightmare. Beast Boy's the odd one out, since he seems to be (mostly) human and immature enough to still belong in high school, but perhaps Mento (who's nothing if not intellectually strict) had him finish his equivalent degree way back when he was with the Doom Patrol.



** If you were superintendent for a school district, responsible for thousands of students daily, would you want superheroes attending your school? Answer: No, you wouldn't.
** I think part of it is The City realizing that nobody else can protect the city from super villains, so they tolerate their truancy and independence (and probably help fund their operation).

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** * If you were superintendent for a school district, responsible for thousands of students daily, would you want superheroes attending your school? Answer: No, you wouldn't.
** * I think part of it is The City realizing that nobody else can protect the city from super villains, so they tolerate their truancy and independence (and probably help fund their operation).
6th May '17 12:21:38 PM WelcomeToYourTape
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**ACTUALLY if you really really want to fit it in the DCAU you can put it before Batman:TAS because in B:TAS Robin is college age but in Teen Titans he's about high school age. And we know from the B:TAS episode "Robin's Reckoning" that Dick Grayson has been Robin since he was like 9. It's entirely possible that around the time he was 15 he decided to go solo and mmove to Jump City and then he went back to Gotham to attend college at Gotham University at the time B:TAS takes place. To aadd to that in the episode Lightspeed Kid Flash is voiced by Michael Rosenbaum, the same actor who voiced Flash in the Justice League which builds on the idea of Teen Titans being a prequel to the DCAU.




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*** Does the OP thing that cops that go undercover to bust child prostitution rings are bad people too?






The ''ComicBook/TeenTitansGo!'' comics confirm that [[spoiler:the schoolgirl is Terra, princess of Markovia. Issue 51, "Metamorphosis".]] A ShoutOut, perhaps?

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The ''ComicBook/TeenTitansGo!'' comics confirm that [[spoiler:the schoolgirl is Terra, princess of Markovia. Issue 51, "Metamorphosis".]] A ShoutOut, perhaps?
It's the same Terra from season ,



** No WordOfGod never said that. Don't pull things out of your ass.




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*** If you WATCH the episode Homecoming when Elastigirl reveals Beast Boy's real name its clear the other Titans didn't know iit before
11th Feb '17 9:47:28 AM StormC
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WHERE THE HELL WERE THE JUSTICE LEAGUE WHEN TRIGON NEARLY DESTROYED THE PLANET?!?! Superman alone should be enough for Trigon!

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WHERE THE HELL WERE THE JUSTICE LEAGUE WHEN TRIGON NEARLY DESTROYED THE PLANET?!?! Superman alone should be enough for Trigon!Trigon!
** Trigon's spell is instantaneous, after it activated only the Titans and Slade survived. As for Superman, we don't know what his power level is like in this continuity so we can't really say one way or the other if he could beat Trigon.
8th Feb '17 9:35:46 AM Youtubenut
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I can understand Starfire's anger at Beast Boy's prank, but what Beast Boy did to Starfire was a complete ACCIDENT. He was targeting Cyborg and he was completely shocked when he found out that it was Starfire walking in the hallway.

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I can understand Starfire's anger at Beast Boy's prank, but what Beast Boy did to Starfire was a complete ACCIDENT. He was targeting Cyborg and he was completely shocked when he found out that it was Starfire walking in the hallway.hallway.

[[WMG: About the "The End" finale...]]

WHERE THE HELL WERE THE JUSTICE LEAGUE WHEN TRIGON NEARLY DESTROYED THE PLANET?!?! Superman alone should be enough for Trigon!
31st Dec '16 10:15:04 AM nombretomado
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** He has no trouble thinking even when morphed into a species that doesn't have room for his brain. Perhaps it's like {{Animorphs}}, and his animal forms have minds of their own. Turning into a sentient species would mean that either he can never turn back, or he has to commit murder.

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** He has no trouble thinking even when morphed into a species that doesn't have room for his brain. Perhaps it's like {{Animorphs}}, Literature/{{Animorphs}}, and his animal forms have minds of their own. Turning into a sentient species would mean that either he can never turn back, or he has to commit murder.
30th Dec '16 4:34:53 PM nombretomado
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[[WMG: Okay, does this show take place in the {{DCAU}} or what? Why hasn't this ever been {{Jossed}} or confirmed by the {{Word Of God}}?]]
* Confirmed to not be part of the {{DCAU}}. it stands by itself.
* There's never been the slightest reason to assume it was part of the {{DCAU}} aside from wishful thinking. The two settings simply don't match up.

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[[WMG: Okay, does this show take place in the {{DCAU}} Franchise/{{DCAU}} or what? Why hasn't this ever been {{Jossed}} or confirmed by the {{Word Of God}}?]]
WordOfGod?]]
* Confirmed to not be part of the {{DCAU}}. it DCAU. It stands by itself.
* There's never been the slightest reason to assume it was part of the {{DCAU}} DCAU aside from wishful thinking. The two settings simply don't match up.
7th Nov '16 3:50:03 PM dlchen145
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He's presented as a balding, chubby, apparently homeless middle-aged man. Okay, that is ''damn'' harsh! And after giving it some thought, I realized, even if he's going to go bald (which they made a pretty big deal out of, even using it as the closing punchline), that's no reason for him to not be a {{badass}} hero. Imagine BB with his head shaved rather than a Danny Devito ring of hair, in perfect shape, trained in martial arts and perhaps sporting a Buddhist monk theme to emphasize his oneness with nature. And imagine him fully mastering his abilities, so that he can change between countless forms in the blink of an eye during a fight: punching as a gorilla, dodging as a hummingbird, pouncing as a tiger and then changing back into a spinning jump-kick as a human, all within a few seconds. We see hints of that sort of combat potential in the show, but it's a shame that, when we could have seen the Titans all grown up, we instead got an aesop about how worthless they are without Starfire as the heart of the team. Cyborg and Raven got that treatment too, but they get enough crowning moments on their own that the impact's a little lessened... and the aesop didn't apply to Robin at all, who ''still'' got to be badass future hero Nightwing even while his fellow Titans were homeless, insane and rusting apart.

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He's presented as a balding, chubby, apparently homeless middle-aged man. Okay, that is ''damn'' harsh! And after giving it some thought, I realized, even if he's going to go bald (which they made a pretty big deal out of, even using it as the closing punchline), that's no reason for him to not be a {{badass}} badass hero. Imagine BB with his head shaved rather than a Danny Devito ring of hair, in perfect shape, trained in martial arts and perhaps sporting a Buddhist monk theme to emphasize his oneness with nature. And imagine him fully mastering his abilities, so that he can change between countless forms in the blink of an eye during a fight: punching as a gorilla, dodging as a hummingbird, pouncing as a tiger and then changing back into a spinning jump-kick as a human, all within a few seconds. We see hints of that sort of combat potential in the show, but it's a shame that, when we could have seen the Titans all grown up, we instead got an aesop about how worthless they are without Starfire as the heart of the team. Cyborg and Raven got that treatment too, but they get enough crowning moments on their own that the impact's a little lessened... and the aesop didn't apply to Robin at all, who ''still'' got to be badass future hero Nightwing even while his fellow Titans were homeless, insane and rusting apart.



* What happened to Jinx, Gizmo, and Mammoth during the Brother Blood arc? They escape with him in "Deception", apparently still under his mind-control, but are nowhere to be found in "Wavelength" or "Titans East"? None of them seem like they could escape on their own, or would particularly want to, so why did he stop using them? At that point VillainDecay hadn't set in for him or them, so why would Blood get rid of a {{Badass}} when given proper direction QuirkyMinibossSquad?

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* What happened to Jinx, Gizmo, and Mammoth during the Brother Blood arc? They escape with him in "Deception", apparently still under his mind-control, but are nowhere to be found in "Wavelength" or "Titans East"? None of them seem like they could escape on their own, or would particularly want to, so why did he stop using them? At that point VillainDecay hadn't set in for him or them, so why would Blood get rid of a {{Badass}} badass when given proper direction QuirkyMinibossSquad?
29th Oct '16 6:24:37 PM nombretomado
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** The bigger question is how Terra could be sure she killed them all, but not kill any of them. Maybe I'm reading too much HarryPotterAndTheMethodsOfRationality, but I expect the characters' beliefs to be fairly well-calibrated. If they're 99% sure of something, they might not be right 99% of the time. They are human, after all. But they should be right at least 90% of the time. Instead, it looks like Terra was right about 9% of the time. (Yes, I got 9% from being right zero times out of five. I was using the Jeffreys prior.)

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** The bigger question is how Terra could be sure she killed them all, but not kill any of them. Maybe I'm reading too much HarryPotterAndTheMethodsOfRationality, ''Fanfic/HarryPotterAndTheMethodsOfRationality'', but I expect the characters' beliefs to be fairly well-calibrated. If they're 99% sure of something, they might not be right 99% of the time. They are human, after all. But they should be right at least 90% of the time. Instead, it looks like Terra was right about 9% of the time. (Yes, I got 9% from being right zero times out of five. I was using the Jeffreys prior.)
5th Oct '16 5:37:27 AM MsCC93
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* Plasmus just comes off as LethallyStupid. If he was just to roam free, he would (unintentionally) hurt people. So he has to be stopped.



* While they may be superheroes, they're still teenagers and thus prone to irrational jealously.

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* While they may be superheroes, they're still teenagers and thus prone to irrational jealously.jealously.
** Also, the jealousy must have been added for humor.

[[WMG: Why did Starfire ignore Beastboy throughout the episode "Forces of Nature"]]

I can understand Starfire's anger at Beast Boy's prank, but what Beast Boy did to Starfire was a complete ACCIDENT. He was targeting Cyborg and he was completely shocked when he found out that it was Starfire walking in the hallway.
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