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26th May '16 1:51:35 AM BNSF1995
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Reruns are now airing every weekday on Creator/{{Boomerang}} at 11 pm through midnight, and weekends from 3-4 pm. All five seasons of the show are likewise available on DVD, iTunes and Netflix (not instant). The show has also returned in the form of chibi-fied shorts for Cartoon Network's new WesternAnimation/DCNation block, called, appropriately enough, ''New Teen Titans''. Thanks to the success of these shorts, a new, SuperDeformed, comedy-oriented series titled ''WesternAnimation/TeenTitansGo'' premiered as a part of the DC Nation block in 2013, with all of the original cast back as their respective characters.

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Reruns are now airing every weekday on Creator/{{Boomerang}} at 11 pm through midnight, and weekends from 3-4 pm. All five seasons of the show are likewise available on DVD, iTunes and Netflix (not instant). The show has also returned in the form of chibi-fied shorts for Cartoon Network's new WesternAnimation/DCNation block, called, appropriately enough, ''New Teen Titans''. Thanks to the success of these shorts, a new, SuperDeformed, comedy-oriented comedy-oriented, widely-reviled series titled ''WesternAnimation/TeenTitansGo'' premiered as a part of the DC Nation block in 2013, with all of the original cast back as their respective characters.
15th May '16 3:32:13 PM AntMan
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** In "Prophecy", Slade mentions that he's actually enjoying working for someone else, (in this case [[spoiler:Trigon]]) a reference to his role as a mercenary in the comics.
15th May '16 12:38:05 PM merotoker
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* AlphabetArchitecture: The iconic Titans Tower, a big old T.



* AlphabetArchitecture: The iconic Titans Tower, a big old T.



* AnimatedSeries



** Raven. Dark, mysterious, aloof and the least social of the group, her DarkAndTroubledPast has her very jaded, and distant from basicly everyone, [[BerserkButton and if you want to stay in one piece, don't you dare into her room]]. However, she is on the good side like everyone else on the team, and gladly helps out her friends.

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** Raven. Dark, mysterious, aloof and the least social of the group, her DarkAndTroubledPast has her very jaded, and distant from basicly basically everyone, [[BerserkButton and if you want to stay in one piece, don't you dare into her room]]. However, she is on the good side like everyone else on the team, and gladly helps out her friends.



** What's funnier is that it's [[spoiler: both a ParodiedTrope and a JustifiedTrope.]]

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** What's funnier is that it's [[spoiler: both a ParodiedTrope and a JustifiedTrope.]]JustifiedTrope]].



* BadFuture: In "How Long is Forever", Starfire accidentally gets sent to one where [[spoiler:Cyborg has to stay plugged in at Titans Tower since his batteries are dead, Beast Boy is a fat, bald circus performer after failing miserably as a solo hero, and Raven appears to have gone insane from loneliness. But Robin[=/=]Comicbook/{{Nightwing}} is relatively fine. He's become just like Batman, a loner with nobody to talk to. Thankfully, Starfire returning to her own time seems to fix it.]]

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* BadFuture: In "How Long is Forever", Starfire accidentally gets sent to one where [[spoiler:Cyborg has to stay plugged in at Titans Tower since his batteries are dead, Beast Boy is a fat, bald circus performer after failing miserably as a solo hero, and Raven appears to have gone insane from loneliness. But Robin[=/=]Comicbook/{{Nightwing}} is relatively fine. He's become just like Batman, a loner with nobody to talk to. Thankfully, Starfire returning to her own time seems to fix it.]]it]].



* BatmanGambit: Robin pulls these several times through out the series, but this is unsurprising considering that the TropeNamer trained him.
* BattleCouple: [[spoiler:Robin and Starfire.]] [[UnresolvedSexualTension Eventually.]]

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* BatmanGambit: Robin pulls these several times through out the series, but this is unsurprising considering that the TropeNamer {{Trope Namer|s}} trained him.
* BattleCouple: [[spoiler:Robin and Starfire.]] Starfire]]. [[UnresolvedSexualTension Eventually.]]



-->'''Starfire:''' New friend, please enjoy [[LethalChef my home-made ''glorrkh!'']]

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-->'''Starfire:''' New friend, please enjoy [[LethalChef [[AlienLunch my home-made ''glorrkh!'']]



** And a literal cat girl in the movie [[spoiler:made of magic ink.]]

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** And a literal cat girl in the movie [[spoiler:made of magic ink.]]ink]].



* ClapYourHandsIfYouBelieve: Inverted. Recently-deceased villain Slade has returned to beat the living crap out of Robin... or so Robin thinks. Turns out, [[spoiler:he'd been exposed to a drug that makes him see Slade, and his body to [[YourMindMakesItReal react as if struck]]. He is able to disbelieve in his opponent just in time to save himself from the killing blow.]]

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* ClapYourHandsIfYouBelieve: Inverted. Recently-deceased villain Slade has returned to beat the living crap out of Robin... or so Robin thinks. Turns out, [[spoiler:he'd been exposed to a drug that makes him see Slade, and his body to [[YourMindMakesItReal react as if struck]]. He is able to disbelieve in his opponent just in time to save himself from the killing blow.]]blow]].



** "Deathstroke the Terminator" is simply Slade here.

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** "Deathstroke the Terminator" is simply Slade here. See NeverSayDie below.



* DarkIsNotEvil: Many thought Raven will make a great villain because of her very dark past. She isn't. In the case of Jinx, she ''is'' a villain at first, [[spoiler:but her relationship with Kid Flash convinced her to do a HeelFaceTurn.]]

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* DarkIsNotEvil: Many thought Raven will make a great villain because of her very dark past. She isn't. In the case of Jinx, she ''is'' a villain at first, [[spoiler:but her relationship with Kid Flash convinced her to do a HeelFaceTurn.]]HeelFaceTurn]].



** Season 4: Trigon's plot is [[spoiler:to force Raven to fulfill her destiny as the antichrist and destroy the world. "Birthmark" alone has a scene where Slade brands Raven in a scene that is uncomfortably creepy.]] This after the series was sometimes accused of being too kiddie.
** "Haunted", definitely. It's basically [[spoiler:Robin having a PTSD-fueled mental breakdown the whole time, and the final scene sounds as much like rape as "Birthmark" does.]]

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** Season 4: Trigon's plot is [[spoiler:to force Raven to fulfill her destiny as the antichrist and destroy the world. "Birthmark" alone has a scene where Slade brands Raven in a scene that is uncomfortably creepy.]] creepy]]. This after the series was sometimes accused of being too kiddie.
** "Haunted", definitely. It's basically [[spoiler:Robin having a PTSD-fueled mental breakdown the whole time, and the final scene sounds as much like rape as "Birthmark" does.]]does]].



* DisneyDogFight: Between Killer Moth and Starfire. The "Dog" in question can't make up his mind [[spoiler: so he explodes.]]

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* DisneyDogFight: Between Killer Moth and Starfire. The "Dog" in question can't make up his mind [[spoiler: so he explodes.]]explodes]].



* FadeAroundTheEyes: Mumbo Jumbo does this at the end of [[VillainSong "Master of Your Fate"]], but with his mouth instead of his eyes. Unusually, while most examples of this trope featuring the mouth only use the teeth, this example shows his entire mouth.

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* FadeAroundTheEyes: Mumbo Jumbo does this at the end of [[VillainSong "Master of Your Fate"]], but with his mouth instead of his eyes. Unusually, while most examples of this trope featuring the mouth only use the teeth, this example shows his entire mouth.



* FollowTheLeader: Try to find an American kids' action cartoon made in the past few years that does not take any cues from this series' success. It's not easy. ''Teen Titans'' solidified the trend of {{Animesque}} action-comedy kids' shows that run on RuleOfCool.



* FutureBadass: In the BadFuture of ''How Long Is Forever?'', Robin is the only Titan to get ''more'' BadAss.
--->'''Robin:''' So... "Comicbook/{{Nightwing}}" huh?

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* FutureBadass: In the BadFuture of ''How "How Long Is Forever?'', Forever?", Robin is the only Titan to get ''more'' BadAss.
--->'''Robin:''' -->'''Robin:''' So... "Comicbook/{{Nightwing}}" huh?



** Trigon was easily the most powerful villain of all, seeing as how he [[spoiler:destroyed the world approximately 12 seconds after entering our dimension.]] However, being the "incarnation of evil" doesn't seem to leave much room for a complex or interesting personality. Luckily, every episode with Trigon in it also had [[MagnificentBastard Slade]] around acting as TheDragon.

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** Trigon was easily the most powerful villain of all, seeing as how he [[spoiler:destroyed the world approximately 12 seconds after entering our dimension.]] dimension]]. However, being the "incarnation of evil" doesn't seem to leave much room for a complex or interesting personality. Luckily, every episode with Trigon in it also had [[MagnificentBastard Slade]] around acting as TheDragon.



*** Her demon form has it basically all the time, as does [[spoiler:her father, Trigon.]]

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*** Her demon form has it basically all the time, as does [[spoiler:her father, Trigon.]]Trigon]].



* GodSaveUsFromTheQueen: Clearly, Blackfire did not have the best interests of her people in mind when she took over the planet. Fortunately, [[spoiler: in their culture, a monarch's rule can be taken away from her via TrialByCombat, which is exactly what Starfire did.]]

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* GodSaveUsFromTheQueen: Clearly, Blackfire did not have the best interests of her people in mind when she took over the planet. Fortunately, [[spoiler: in their culture, a monarch's rule can be taken away from her via TrialByCombat, which is exactly what Starfire did.]] did]].



** The Titans [[spoiler: rescuing the lost Doom Patrol members in Homecoming.]]

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** The Titans [[spoiler: rescuing the lost Doom Patrol members in Homecoming.]]"Homecoming"]].



** In "Aftershock Part 2": [[spoiler:Terra.]]
** In "Snowblind: [[spoiler: Red Star. A supercharged supersoldier from Russia, he willingly locked himself up in a old power plant for years to keep from hurting other people due to his body discharging radiation every few hours and at the end of the episode has Starfire take him into the stratosphere when he goes supernova due to an overload from battle. [[UnexplainedRecovery He returns in the second-to-last episode with no particular explanation.]] ]]

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** In "Aftershock Part 2": [[spoiler:Terra.]]
[[spoiler:Terra]].
** In "Snowblind: [[spoiler: Red Star. A supercharged supersoldier from Russia, he willingly locked himself up in a an old power plant for years to keep from hurting other people due to his body discharging radiation every few hours and at the end of the episode has Starfire take him into the stratosphere when he goes supernova due to an overload from battle. [[UnexplainedRecovery He returns in the second-to-last episode with no particular explanation.]] ]]explanation]]]].



* HumanOutsideAlienInside: Pops up for Starfire from time to time, such things as her allergy to metallic-chromium and [[LethalChef strange recipes]]. Also when she attempts to "bathe" her pet, Silkie, by licking it like a mother cat. With a two-foot-long tongue. Apparently, she also has ''nine'' stomachs. And let's not get started on her transformation....

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* HumanOutsideAlienInside: Pops up for Starfire from time to time, such things as her allergy to metallic-chromium and [[LethalChef [[AlienLunch strange recipes]]. Also when she attempts to "bathe" her pet, Silkie, by licking it like a mother cat. With a two-foot-long tongue. Apparently, she also has ''nine'' stomachs. And let's not get started on her transformation....



* IWasJustPassingThrough: Completely averted by Red X. In "X", Red X tracks Robin down to [[{{Villain}} Professor Chang's]] lair JustInTime to snatch Robin out of mid-air before Robin can fall into Chang's disintegrator cannon. When Robin comments on this, Red X doesn't try to claim that he acted for his own reasons.

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* IWasJustPassingThrough: Completely averted by Red X. In "X", Red X tracks Robin down to [[{{Villain}} [[MadScientist Professor Chang's]] lair JustInTime to snatch Robin out of mid-air before Robin can fall into Chang's disintegrator cannon. When Robin comments on this, Red X doesn't try to claim that he acted for his own reasons.



* KidHeroAllGrownUp: A darker, more pessimistic variation comes from the episode "How Long Is Forever?". Starfire pursues a time-traveling villain 20 years into the future, where she finds that, shortly after she disappeared, the other Teen Titans disbanded and went their separate ways. In this future, Cyborg is stuck hooked up to Titans Tower's power supply, Beast Boy is balding, overweight and has a miserable job as a one-man zoo, Raven is in a mental asylum, and Robin has [[spoiler:taken on a new identity, ComicBook/{{Nightwing}}.]] Near the end of the episode, however, [[spoiler: [[PuttingTheBandBackTogether all the Titans band together again]] to defeat the villain, and Starfire returns back to her time]].

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* KidHeroAllGrownUp: A darker, more pessimistic variation comes from the episode "How Long Is Forever?". Starfire pursues a time-traveling villain 20 years into the future, where she finds that, shortly after she disappeared, the other Teen Titans disbanded and went their separate ways. In this future, Cyborg is stuck hooked up to Titans Tower's power supply, Beast Boy is balding, overweight and has a miserable job as a one-man zoo, Raven is in a mental asylum, and Robin has [[spoiler:taken on a new identity, ComicBook/{{Nightwing}}.]] ComicBook/{{Nightwing}}]]. Near the end of the episode, however, [[spoiler: [[PuttingTheBandBackTogether all the Titans band together again]] to defeat the villain, and Starfire returns back to her time]].



** If Slade or Trigon is in an episode, it's pretty much a guarantee it won't be humorous (except for the first few Season with episodes featuring Slade, but even then ''he'' wasn't played for laughs, though he also wasn't as creepy as he'd become later on). Also, Terra. You wouldn't think it at first but once [[spoiler: all her deep emotional issues and comatose conscience]] come to light, you get the impression she's not there for fun and games...especially in her second appearance where [[spoiler: she tries and succeeds in killing each of the Titans. Apparently anyway.]]

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** If Slade or Trigon is in an episode, it's pretty much a guarantee it won't be humorous (except for the first few Season with episodes featuring Slade, but even then ''he'' wasn't played for laughs, though he also wasn't as creepy as he'd become later on). Also, Terra. You wouldn't think it at first but once [[spoiler: all her deep emotional issues and comatose conscience]] come to light, you get the impression she's not there for fun and games...especially in her second appearance where [[spoiler: she tries and succeeds in killing each of the Titans. Apparently anyway.]]anyway]].



* LightFeminineDarkFeminine: Starfire is the light, Raven is the dark.

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* LightFeminineDarkFeminine: LightFeminineAndDarkFeminine: Starfire is the light, Raven is the dark.



* MonsterOfTheWeek: The Titans have a couple of villains who are MonsterOfTheWeek (bssides of the ones where [[spoiler:the Brotherhood of Evil reunites them]]). Some villains were lucky to have two appearances.

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* MonsterOfTheWeek: The Titans have a couple of villains who are MonsterOfTheWeek (bssides of the ones where (many whom [[spoiler:the Brotherhood of Evil reunites them]]).recruits]]). Some villains were lucky to have two appearances.



* MrFanservice: Some of the males were this, especially Aqualad and [[spoiler:Nightwing.]]

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* MrFanservice: Some of the males were this, especially Aqualad and [[spoiler:Nightwing.]][[spoiler:Nightwing]].



* NiceJobBreakingItHero: [[spoiler: Terra could have probably been persuaded from Slade's influence earlier if it wasn't for the fact that Beast Boy pushes her off the edge when he declines her friendship at the very end of "Betrayal".]] Way to go, hero.

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* NiceJobBreakingItHero: [[spoiler: Terra could have probably been persuaded from Slade's influence earlier if it wasn't for the fact that Beast Boy pushes her off the edge when he declines her friendship at the very end of "Betrayal".]] "Betrayal"]]. Way to go, hero.



* NothingPersonal: Said by Jinx right before attacking her [[spoiler: ex-teammates.]]

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* NothingPersonal: Said by Jinx right before attacking her [[spoiler: ex-teammates.]]ex-teammates]].



* PeekABangs: Terra, which symbolizes when [[spoiler:she's working for Slade.]]

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* PeekABangs: Terra, which symbolizes when [[spoiler:she's working for Slade.]]Slade]].



* PostScriptSeason: Season 5.



** Also [[spoiler:Season 4's mainly dead end way of preoccupying the remaining three protagonists while Robin can play the hero and Slade can set up his anti-villain/hero moment.]] Additionally a pretty effective way of providing tidbits of backstory and moonlights from one particular previous season.

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** Also [[spoiler:Season 4's mainly dead end way of preoccupying the remaining three protagonists while Robin can play the hero and Slade can set up his anti-villain/hero moment.]] moment]]. Additionally a pretty effective way of providing tidbits of backstory and moonlights from one particular previous season.



** Starfire is ''staggering'' in an evening dress and OperaGloves

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** Starfire is ''staggering'' in an evening dress and OperaGlovesOperaGloves.



** In ''Haunted'', it's revealed that [[spoiler: the chemical reagent in Slade's mask that caused Robin's hallucinations didn't activate itself; someone had to have triggered it from outside the tower.]] We never find out who is behind this.

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** In ''Haunted'', "Haunted", it's revealed that [[spoiler: the chemical reagent in Slade's mask that caused Robin's hallucinations didn't activate itself; someone had to have triggered it from outside the tower.]] tower]]. We never find out who is behind this.



** Also Terra [[spoiler: until Beast Boy tells her that she doesn't have to let Slade control her.]]

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** Also Terra [[spoiler: until Beast Boy tells her that she doesn't have to let Slade control her.]]her]].



** A ContinuityNod in the beginning of "Birthmark" illustrates just how scary Raven was from "Nevermore". Just watch Dr. Light's reaction to seeing Raven for ostensibly only the second time [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yN7mZTCyc2I&feature=plcp here]] @ 1:30. She must be pretty scary....

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** A ContinuityNod in the beginning of "Birthmark" illustrates just how scary Raven was from "Nevermore". Just watch Dr. Light's reaction to seeing Raven for ostensibly only the second time [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yN7mZTCyc2I&feature=plcp here]] @ 1:30.time. She must be pretty scary....
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* {{Animesque}}: Like. You. Wouldn't. Believe.

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* {{Animesque}}: Like. You. Wouldn't. Believe.Like you wouldn't believe.
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* MonochromePast: In "Snowblind", Red Star's flashback as he explains how he got his powers is all in grayscale.
10th May '16 10:12:24 AM Orbiting
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%%*** RuleThirtyFour: A surprisingly high quality animation by ZONE-sama does exactly that. And with minimal changes to the original episode's audio track, disturbingly enough.
%% Should we really be mentioning Zone's Porn here?
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* MuggingTheMonster: The hunters in "Snowblind", who initially laugh when Red Star says that he doesn't want to hurt anyone.
4th May '16 7:00:25 AM Anicomicgeek
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** Kid Flash also counts. In most incarnations, the writers have to work around his StoryBreakerPower of SuperSpeed. Here, they take it and use it to his full extent, and he spends most of the episode running circles around the Hive Five. The only way they manage to bring him down is by tiring him out, and that takes a long time.
** Here, Aqualad is a water-bending Atlantean cop who was lusted after by Raven and Starfire (for one episode, at least). Not too bad considering he was written out of the original Teen Titans comic book because the writer thought he was useless.
** Raven as well. In the comics, she can simply teleport, heal other people, and sense other's feelings (nothing actually useful during a fight). Here, she uses telekinesis, can fly, knows sorcery, etc.
** Madame Rouge. In the comics, after a short tenure as a recurring villain, she winds up KilledOffForReal and a source of guilt for Beast Boy. Here, her powers (stretching, HumanShifting) are greatly upgraded, making her an unholy fusion of [[ComicBook/FantasticFour Reed Richards]] and [[Film/Terminator2JudgmentDay the T-1000]]. Nothing hurts her, except heat, and she just has to take a second to shapeshift into an undamaged form. The episode with Hot Spot alone being hunted by her makes her almost ''NightmareFuel,'' an implacable threat that can come from anywhere, look like anyone, and can't be held back for long ''even when your power is her KryptoniteFactor'', and when she returns to battle Kid Flash, she's every bit as {{Badass}}. He runs circles around the HIVE Five and looks so good doing it... then ''she'' shows up and it's a whole 'nother story, able to shift fast enough to actually stretch out to grab Kid Flash when he's looking like a yellowy blur and then proceed to lay down a beatdown.
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*** RuleThirtyFour: A surprisingly high quality animation by ZONE-sama does exactly that. And with minimal changes to the original episode's audio track, disturbingly enough.

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*** %%*** RuleThirtyFour: A surprisingly high quality animation by ZONE-sama does exactly that. And with minimal changes to the original episode's audio track, disturbingly enough.enough.
%% Should we really be mentioning Zone's Porn here?


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** Bright Blue for Cyborg and his T-car.


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** Red for Red X.
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