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[[caption-width-right:330:From left to right: [[DarkMagicalGirl Raven]], [[PluckyComicRelief Beast Boy]], [[TheBigGuy Cyborg]], [[TheLeader Robin]], and [[TheHeart Starfire]].]]

->''"When there's trouble, you know who to call."''
-->-- Robin

Based on [[Comicbook/TeenTitans the classic DC comic]] (mostly the 1980s incarnation by Marv Wolfman and George Perez, but with a lot of differences), with a generous dose of [[{{Animesque}} anime influence]] thrown in, ''Teen Titans'' features the adventures of five young superheroes:

'''Comicbook/{{Robin}}''', [[BadassNormal the gruff, straight-laced leader]]; '''ComicBook/{{Starfire}}''', [[InnocentAliens an alien from the planet Tamaran]] who behaves like an ActionGirl FunnyForeigner; '''Comicbook/{{Cyborg}}''', [[NumberTwo the second-in-command]] TechnoWizard who can also hold his own in a fight with his body's built-in weaponry; '''ComicBook/{{Raven}}''', TheQuietOne, [[DarkMagicalGirl a moody sorceress]] with a few [[HalfHumanHybrid secrets]] of her own; and '''Beast Boy''', the [[VoluntaryShapeShifting shape-shifting]] PluckyComicRelief.

While their adventures are primarily episodic, each season [[HalfArcSeason includes an arc]] that follows the most famous arcs of the comic book with some fidelity. Furthermore, in the last season, its arc not only introduces the majority of the classic characters from the comic but also the members and enemies of the allied superhero team, The Comicbook/DoomPatrol. Comicbook/{{Deathstroke}} appeared as the series' main antagonist, though he used his civilian name of "Slade" due to [[NeverSayDie the executives thinking "Deathstroke" was inappropriate]] (which became redundant come the ''Young Justice'' adaptation). Other comic book villains such as Trigon, the Fearsome Five, and Mad Mod appeared, as did a number of [[CanonForeigner original villains created for the show]], such as Red X and Control Freak.

It has a MadeForTVMovie titled ''WesternAnimation/TeenTitansTroubleInTokyo'', and [[RecursiveAdaptation its own comics series,]] ''ComicBook/TeenTitansGo''. (Not be to confused with the OTHER Teen Titans Go.)

It was originally pitched as a ''ComicBook/YoungJustice'' series, and the two are very similar in tone. Oddly enough, when ''ComicBook/YoungJustice'' itself [[WesternAnimation/YoungJustice got a series]], many noted it to be closer in tone to the original ''ComicBook/TeenTitans'' comics.

Reruns are now airing every weekday on Creator/{{Boomerang}} at 11 pm through midnight, and weekends from 3-4 pm, and on Creator/CartoonNetwork at 6-6:30 AM EST. 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, DenserAndWackier 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. While popular with the target audience, response to it among older, long-time fans of the characters has been...[[BrokenBase mixed]].
This series has a [[Characters/AnimatedTeenTitans character sheet]] and a [[Recap/TeenTitans recap]]. Now has a [[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/crowner.php/BestEpisode/TeenTitans Best Episode Crowner]].
!!''WesternAnimation/TeenTitans'' features examples of:


[[folder: A-F]]
%%* AbsurdlySpaciousSewer: Present in several episodes.
%%* AcademyOfEvil: The H.I.V.E.
%%* AcidTripDimension: Where Herald lives.
%%* AffablyEvil: Killer Moth. There's also Red X.
* AloofAlly: Red X, joins the Teen Titans sometimes in saving the day, and is a WorthyOpponent to Robin, as well as he calls him "kid" in a good natured way. However, he is a thief, and therefore is not to be part of the group.
* AdaptationalBadass:
** Killer Moth. In the comics, he's the most ineffectual of the {{Ineffectual Sympathetic Villain}}s, with a completely ridiculous, ill-fitting costume that looks like it was put together by a colorblind man. Here, he has an army of genetically modified bugs at his command, [[MacabreMothMotif has a cool half-man, half moth hybrid look]], and takes out the Teen Titans like they're nothing. Despite this, he's still the series' ButtMonkey when it's revealed that his teenage daughter, Kitten is the one who runs the show. However, he is by far the coolest incarnation of Killer Moth.
** This series just succeeded in creating the most badass Robin incarnation in the history of DC Universe. Instead of being the comic relief sidekick to Batman, he's the leader of the Teen Titans, and a martial arts master. Having been trained by Batman his whole life really toughened him up, and that's what this series is getting at. He's so badass in fact, that there have been multiple instances of him putting up a better fight than his superpowered teammates.
** Dr. Light was nothing but a perverted weakling who couldn't even beat a bunch of kids in the comics. In this show, he takes the Teen Titans with ease. He is without a doubt one of the least threatening villains, but he's powerful.
** 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), can summon nearby aquatic wildlife when in his element (up to and including ''whales''), and has an understated amount of SuperStrength (he's torn his way through the Titan Tower's front door, ripped off robot arms, and toppled pillars underwater). 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.
* AdaptationDistillation: The roster only consists of the Robin, Starfire, Cyborg, Raven, and Beast Boy for this reason -- to avoid having too much to work with. In the comics, even during the Wolfman-Perez era the show took inspiration from, there were always different members that go in and out, and never has the roster consisted of just those five. Here, it's simplified by making them the stars, while many of the other members were made into recurring/minor characters. The final season, which saw the Titans expand to [[HeroesUnlimited include many other young heroes]], is actually a pretty good representation of how many other characters have been members in the comics.
%%* {{Adorkable}}: Beast Boy and Starfire when trying to figure out Earth customs.
%%* AnAesop:
%%-->'''Robin:''' Well, I guess this whole experience proves it really is bad to watch too much TV.\\
%%'''Starfire:''' But truthfully, we only prevailed because Beast Boy watches too much the television.\\
%%'''Raven:''' [[SubvertedTrope So, there really isn't a lesson here.]]\\
%%'''Cyborg:''' Yep, it was all completely meaningless.\\
%%[[EverybodyLaughsEnding (Everyone laughs)]]
* AesopAmnesia: Most of Cyborg's episodes revolve around him accepting, again and again, that he's human, though from different perspectives (not being robotic enough, not being human enough, etc.).
* AffectionateGestureToTheHead: In "Calling All Titans," Jericho reaches down and pats an exhausted Beast Boy on the head after he climbs all the way to the top of the mountain to give Jericho a communicator.
%%* AffectionateParody: "Employee of the Month" appears to be a nod towards ''WesternAnimation/InvaderZim'', with some ''Anime/{{FLCL}}'' thrown in too.
%%* AgeWithoutYouth: General Immortus of the Brotherhood of Evil. He is so old that he looks like a ghoul.
%%* AgonyBeam: [[ButtMonkey Doctor Light]] uses one of these on Robin in Season 5. It's powered by the Aurora Borealis.
* AliensSpeakingEnglish: Tamaraneans have the ability to absorb other people's language through [[MagicKiss mouth-to-mouth contact]] (ahem). As a result of kissing Robin, Starfire's English is fine, [[{{Malaproper}} though she slips up from time to time]] and [[LiteralMinded doesn't always "get" wordplay or innuendo]]. She also [[SpockSpeak speaks very formally, rarely using contractions]]. Why the Tamaraneans who stayed on Tamaran and presumably never met an English speaker can speak English is never explained, though.
%%* AllYourBaseAreBelongToUs:
%%** "Final Exam", third episode in production, first to air.
%%** Also "Betrayal" and "The End Pt. 1" (though in the latter case, the attackers never made it inside the Tower), as well as the beginning of the movie.
%%** And Brother Blood assaults and takes control of the Titans East tower in the third season finale.
* AllThereInTheManual:
** While never stated in the series proper, the tie-in comic, ''ComicBook/TeenTitansGo'', reveals that the city that the Titans lives in is "Jump City."
%%** The combination of Overload, Cinderblock, and Plasmus is called Ternion.
%%* AllYourPowersCombined:
%%** The Master of Games.
%%** Also how Raven beat Trigon in "Nevermore".
* AlphabetArchitecture: The iconic Titans Tower, a big old T.
* AmbitionIsEvil: Jinx's motivations for villainy stem mostly from her desire to "be somebody". Hey, she was born with "bad luck" powers, so she might as well be a bad person so she can do something great (but terrible) with her life. [[spoiler: However, there's also an ''inverted'' example of this; Jinx is far more ambitious than her lazy slacker teammates, so eventually part of the reason she ''turns good'' is so that she can work with competent people like Kid Flash instead of teammates who have no ambitions besides petty theft.]]
%%* AmusingAlien: Starfire.
* AndADietCoke: Cyborg makes a large order at Mega Meaty Meat and ends it with this. After Beast Boy tells him they sell no soda, Cyborg asks for a cup of meat juice.
* AndIMustScream:
** Malchior, who was imprisoned in a book for a thousand years.
** While [[spoiler: Terra was trapped in stone]], it is heavily implied that she was alive the whole time.
** The Brain also counts since he's well... a BrainInAJar.
** Plasmus can qualify as well since [[spoiler:he must be kept asleep or turn into a horrific version of Muk]].
* AndYourLittleDogToo: Raven invokes this trope by name when the Titans take on Johnny Rancid's RobotDog Rex.
* {{Animesque}}: The show's style can be summed up as "Anime [[JustForFun/XMeetsY meets]] Creator/BruceTimm".
* AntiHero:
** Robin. He may be the leader of a team of superheroes, but he even admits to himself that he is too dogged in his pursuit of villains, and is not above lying to his friends if it helps his plan.
** Raven. Dark, mysterious, aloof and the least social of the group, her DarkAndTroubledPast has her very jaded, and distant from basically everyone, [[BerserkButton and if you want to stay in one piece, don't you dare go into her room]]. However, she is on the good side like everyone else on the team, and gladly helps out her friends.
%%* ApocalypseHow:
%%** [[spoiler:The Season 4 Finale. Planetary/Total Extinction.]] The world obviously got better.
%%** And we could technically put the-Larry incited Apocalypse as a Class Z. It's just a filler episode though, so no worries.
%%* ApocalypseMaiden: Raven.
%%* AreWeThereYet: Raven to Cyborg, in the T-Car she isn't particularly impressed about.
%%* ArmCannon: Cyborg's sonic cannons, one built into each arm.
* ArmorPiercingQuestion:
** Shows up in "Forces of Nature." When Thunder begins to question the morality of what he and Lightning are doing, his brother repeatedly assures him that they're "just having fun." Later, when Slade has tricked them into unleashing a monster, Thunder wants to help the Titans, only for Lightning to start fighting him. Lightning has him pinned on the ground and is ready to kill him when Thunder asks him: "Tell me, brother...are we still having fun?"
** Beast Boy started it by giving one to Thunder earlier in the episode: before this, Thunder also thought they were "just having fun" by wrecking cars on a bridge. Beast Boy points to all the innocent bystanders that they're terrorizing in the process and asks, "Do ''they'' look like they're having fun!?"
* ArsonMurderAndJaywalking: Killer Moth threatens to destroy the City unless the following three demands are met:
-->"The city will declare me ruler, the Teen Titans will surrender and Robin... will take this lovely young lady to her junior prom."
* ArtEvolution: Most notable are the [[SuperDeformed chibis]], which became more refined as the episodes went on.
* ArtShift
** Larry turns the city into a crayon drawing in "Fractured".
** The viral core in "Crash" is rendered in pixel art.
** Mad Mod turns the city into a black-and-white collage in "Revolution".
* ArtisticLicensePhysics:
** Often going hand-in-hand with MartialArtsDoNotWorkThatWay, as Robin should not hit as hard as Cyborg or Starfire but he often does.
** Cyborg's sonic cannon operates largely on the premise that the audience doesn't know how sonic waves work and treats it as a heavy-duty laser blaster.
** Robin once decided that the T-Sub, which is designed explicitly to maximize internal pressure to keep the ''ocean'' out, would be perfectly suitable transportation for outer space, which has absolutely no pressure to speak of to keep the hull from rupturing like a T-Sub-shaped bomb.
* AshFace: In the episode "Only Human", Raven gets charred from head to toe when Cyborg blows her up in a little scene after trying to cheer him up.
* AssKicksYou: One of Pantha's wrestling moves, employed against Cyborg in "Calling All Titans".
%%* AttackPatternAlpha: The H.I.V.E. and "Gamma Formation!"
%%* BackToBackBadasses: Robin gets two with [[spoiler: Red X]] and [[spoiler: ''Slade'', of all people!]] ItMakesSenseInContext.
* 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]].
* BadPowersBadPeople
** Jinx. This is subverted with [[spoiler:Jinx's HeelFaceTurn]] in one of the final episodes. If anything it seems that she became bad specifically because she thought she ''had'' to follow this.
** Raven, having demonic powers, {{defie|dTrope}}s this, [[spoiler: even during season 4 by blasting her demonic dad]].
%%* BadassBoast: A couple of examples, but a special mention goes to Slade at the end of "Haunted".
%%--> '''Robin:''' "Slade...stop..."
%%--> '''Slade:''' "No, Robin. I won't stop. Not now, not ever. I am the thing that keeps you up at night; the evil that haunts every dark corner of your mind... I will never rest, and neither will you."
* BadassNormal: Robin. Notable in that though he's the only member of his team without superpowers, he's ''also'' the only one who can take on every member of his own team [[OneManArmy at the same time.]] Because like Batman, he had special equipment made to take down each of his teammates. That is why Red X is so hard for the Titans to deal with.
* BadlyBatteredBabysitter: Raven is at one point tasked with protecting 3 annoying young children who might have superpowers. [[HilarityEnsues It goes about as well as you'd think]] [[MamaBear until her kids are threatened.]]
%%* BareYourMidriff:
%%** Starfire.
%%** Terra, when she was wearing her black top and yellow shorts.
%%** Madame Rouge.
%%* BatmanCanBreatheInSpace: Well Starfire can, even though [[AvertedTrope Robin can't]].
* BalefulPolymorph: All of the Titans in "Bunny Raven... or ...How to Make A Titananimal Disappear", especially Raven who becomes a [[RidiculouslyCuteCritter cute widdle bunny rabbit]].
* BatmanGambit: Robin pulls these several times through out the series, but this is unsurprising considering that the {{Trope Namer|s}} trained him.
%%* BattleCouple: [[spoiler:Robin and Starfire]]. [[UnresolvedSexualTension Eventually.]]
%%* BattleInTheCenterOfTheMind
%%** "Nevermore", Raven against her inner demon.
%%** And to some extent, "Haunted."
* BeamOWar: Happens fairly often in the series, especially involving Starfire, Raven, or Cyborg with a villain capable of energy attacks. Some examples include:
** Starfire and Thunder/Lightning in "Forces of Nature".
** Raven with Trigon in "Nevermore".
%%* BecauseDestinySaysSo: [[spoiler: Raven's reason for allowing her father Trigon to invade Earth and destroy it.]]
* BerserkButton:
** If you hurt Raven's friends, you're screwed.
*** "No one should ''ever'' go into my room."
** Robin does not like being compared to Slade. [[UnstoppableRage At all]] (most noticeable in the Apprentice episodes, he manages to get over it but it's still a sensitive issue for him). However, this is partially true, since he's as obsessive as Slade. Deep down Robin does realize this, but doesn't want it to be pointed out. This may be why he's so obsessive with Slade, as he made him something he doesn't want to be and always many steps ahead of Robin.
** There's also one episode that's all about Beast Boy's Berserk Button taking physical form (it's a long story) and hunting down a jerk that put Raven in a coma. Surprisingly, the romantic overtones were completely unintentional.
*** Beast Boy is also extremely protective of his friends in general. Slade once pushed this button and ended up getting the living crap beat out of him. [[CrouchingMoronHiddenBadass Beast Boy may be the team clown, but once he's set off, even the series]] BigBad [[LetsGetDangerous is little match for him]].
*** Don't talk to him about Terra's betrayal.
** Starfire cannot stand being the victim of a prank:
-->'''Starfire: ''' On my planet, we have a name for people who do such terrible things, you are a... a.. (head expands) CLORBAG Varblenilk!!!
*** Don't harm her friends
*** Don't flirt with Robin.
** Get between [[{{Yandere}} Starfire]] and [[{{Determinator}} Robin]] at your own risk.
** Slade hates it when someone makes him lose his cool, outdoes him, or when his apprentices betray him.
%%* BerserkerTears: About everyone at least once.
* BewareTheNiceOnes: Starfire is generally the kindest and most naive of the main characters, but if you hurt her or her friends, or if you just happen to be a villain, she'll really kick your butt. Also helps for her that she is a member of a race whose powers are fueled by emotions.
* BewareTheSillyOnes:
** Beast Boy usually plays the role of the plucky comic relief with shades of the butt monkey, but in "Titans Together", he proves himself an incredibly capable leader and powerful fighter. When he meets Terra again after nearly being killed by her and seeing how she's trashed the city, he has no qualms about fighting her even when they were basically an official couple.
** In a way, Control Freak also is one. He is an [[ThisLoserIsYou avid television and movie junkie]]. As Raven called him, "a couch potato with a souped-up remote." At the same time, he can make inanimate objects come to life with said remote, make a larger one that has "high-end equipment to break half the laws of physics", uses said remote to escape into the World of TV, use his [[GenreSavvy television knowledge]] to [[TookALevelInBadass Take A Level In Badass]] and learn how to counter both the Teen Titans and Titans East. Is he a large creepy fanboyish villain? Yes. Is he dangerous? Definitely.
*** Making specific counters against Titans even makes sense for him. He's a GenreSavvy comic book nerd... in a [[FridgeBrilliance comic book world]].
* BigBad:
** Slade in seasons 1 and 2 (with [[spoiler:Terra]] as his [[TheDragon right-hand girl]] in season 2).
** Brother Blood in Season 3.
** Trigon for Season 4 (with Slade [[DemotedToDragon as his]] [[TheDragon right-hand man]]).
** The Brain in Season 5. (Not [[WesternAnimation/PinkyAndTheBrain that Brain]], amusing as that would have been.)
* BigEater: Cyborg and Terra, and Starfire when among her native people. Cyborg also had an ExtremeOmnivore episode in "Crash" when a computer virus caused him to [[MushroomSamba hallucinate]] [[MeatOVision that everything around him was delicious food]].
-->'''Starfire:''' New friend, please enjoy [[AlienLunch my home-made ''glorrkh!'']]
-->'''Robin, Raven, Beast Boy, Cyborg:''' [[BigNo No!!]]
-->'''Terra''' ''(devouring it):'' It tastes like sushi mixed with ice cream. Got any more?
-->'''Starfire:''' I shall go cultivate the fungus!
* BigEntrance: "Birthmark" starts off with Dr. Light fighting the Titans. At first he seems to be holding his own, until Raven makes her entrance. She mimics the last time the two of them encountered each other, with scaling up her size a fair bit, GlowingEyesOfDoom, and tentacles made of shadow.
-->'''Raven''': Remember me?\\
'''Dr. Light''': (Goes BlueWithShock, turns, and raises hands) I'd like to go to jail now, please.
** The FridgeHorror kicks into high gear when you remember ''ComicBook/IdentityCrisis'', which DC implied is the reason [[MemeticMolester Dr. Light]] went from fighting the Franchise/{{Justice League|of America}} to fighting the Teen Titans. He's fighting the Titans in this canon, and Raven's MookHorrorShow probably gave him subconscious flashbacks to the first time [[MindRape his mind was invaded.]]
%%* BigBrotherBully: Or rather, Big ''Sister'' Bully between Blackfire and Starfire.
* BigfootSasquatchAndYeti:
** Beast Boy can turn into one. Of course, in a universe with aliens, [[HalfHumanHybrid half-demons]], and cyborgs, maybe Bigfoots and Yetis aren't the greatest WillingSuspensionOfDisbelief we're expected to accept.
** According to canon, Beast Boy can transform into any creature so long as he has seen a picture of it and/or can visualize what it would look like. Basically, his powers run on imagination.
* BilingualBonus:
** For those who understand Spanish. At least you know what the bloody hell Más Y Menos are talking about.[[note]]No English subtitles are provided.[[/note]] Their {{catchphrase}}, "Más y Menos, sí podemos!' literally means "Plus and Minus, yes we can!" Not only is it a straightforward Spanish rhyme, but it is also a pun on the saying "más o menos" ("more or less.") They're also guilty of GettingCrapPastTheRadar, shouting at least ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KXsyOdX5mgs one curse word in Spanish]]''! The Latin American Spanish dub had to modify this, naturally, and the Season 3 DVD release substituted in a different line as well.
** In one of the fights between Robin and a robot version of Slade, large billboards behind them states "Read the comics" in Chinese.
** TheMovie has a Japanese bonus. People who [[strike:don't know Japanese]] have never been on the Internet wouldn't catch the joke when a cute girl calls Beast Boy a geek (''{{otaku}}'') and he thought she called him cute, for example. The CatGirl keeps talking to him during their fight also, which just frustrates him because he has no idea what she ever says.
*** Also in one scene, one of the signs spells out "Robin" in Katakana.
** If you know Japanese, you'd see the reason why the Japanese version of the theme song's used for silly episodes. And for those who don't, the English translation of the song is revealed in the movie. [[GratuitousJapanese The song's lyrics are very random for a superhero cartoon theme song]].
* BitPartBadGuys: Mumbo, Control Freak, and Dr. Light started out like this before moving up to better things. Same can't be said for that poor giant scorpion Terra crushed during her BatmanColdOpen.
* BittersweetEnding:
** "Things Change" ends with Beast Boy coming to terms that Terra is better off not remembering him, the Titans, or her powers but Terra enjoys her new life.
** "Troq" ends with Val-Yor and the Titans left in bad terms with the former still racist and declaring that Earthlings are just as bad as Tamaraneans. However, the Locrix are destroyed and the Titans learned a lesson that while some people may never change their views, there will be others like the Titans who don't judge on appearances.
* BlackDudeDiesFirst: Averted. When [[spoiler:Raven accidentally]] brings a horror movie to life in the Tower, Beast Boy gets GenreSavvy and, along with stopping the inevitable LetsSplitUpGang, says that as the PluckyComicRelief, he's the one who's going to go first. And he did. In fact, Cyborg was the ''last'' to get taken.
%%* BlandNameProduct: The [=GameStation=].
%%* BlushSticker: Jinx has them.
* BlindIdiotTranslation: Cyborg pulls one when talking to Más y Menos for the first time. What he said translates to "Hello! My friends I am name The Cyborgo!"
%%* BoisterousBruiser: Cyborg.
* BokeAndTsukkomiRoutine: TheMovie apparently ''wants'' to do this with Beast Boy and Raven (because ''Japan''), but fails to understand pacing, which left a lot of fans with the impression that Raven was mean-spiritedly picking on Beast Boy.
* BookDumb: Beast Boy, who in one episode practically admitted to learning history from the back of a cereal box.
-->'''Beast Boy:''' Now I know how George Washington felt when Napoleon beat him at Pearl Harbor.
%%* BrainFreeze:
%%-->'''Beast Boy:''' Hey, check it out! ''(flash-freezes The Brain)'' [[{{Pun}} Brain freeze]]! *[[LamePunReaction Everyone else groans]]*
* {{Brainwashed}}: Happens to all the Titans (main, East, and a few reserves) at least once. Beast Boy seems to get it a lot after the team's first run-in with Mad Mod. In "Revolution," also featuring Mad Mod, the entire population of Jump City.
** This was Brother Blood's greatest power, and the fact that it didn't work on Cyborg was the reason for his obsession with the boy.
* BreakingTheFourthWall: "Larry" counts. While he is just Batmite, or Robinmite rather, his fifth dimensional tricks break the fourth wall just fine. He's from beyond it, after all.
* BreatherEpisode: Usually before a rather dark SeasonFinale.
* BrickJoke: In the Season 1 episode "Nevermore", Dr. Light causes Raven to lose control to her dark side, growing in height and using shadow tentacles to drag him under her cloak. By the time he's uncovered, he's pale and shaking, muttering about the darkness. In the Season 4 episode "Birthmark", the Titans fight Dr. Light again. Raven appears with the same height and shadow tentacles. Dr. Light immediately goes pale and says meekly, "I'd like to go to jail now."
%%* BridalCarry: Cyborg carries Raven like this in "The End - Part 1".
%%* BringIt: Robin does this to the H.I.V.E. trio in "Final Exam".
* BrokenAesop:
** The episode "Troq", is an {{Anvilicious}} message about racism. Sadly, it's somewhat undermined because the episode involves them committing genocide against a robotic race, on the word of a known racist. Sure they almost caused some severe CollateralDamage, but [[AlternativeCharacterInterpretation you could make an argument]] that they're trying to protect their species at all costs. With the way Val-Yor acts and regards Tamaraneans, we can't even be sure the Locrixes are eradicating organic life, or if Val-Yor is in fact the aggressor, and the Titans were charmed and didn't find out the whole story.
*** The episode also breaks in the opposite direction, because it insists the Tamaraneans in particular are victims of mindless bigotry from other planets' cultures. The problem with this understanding is that the Tamaraneans are a NobleSavage ProudWarriorRace comprised of {{Flying Brick}}s that are immune to the freezing cold vacuum of space; their bellicose tendencies are so ingrained that a later episode "Go!" indicates that the closest word Tamaraneans have to "Nice" is actually translated "Weak". So the Tamaraneans are an astonishingly powerful ProudWarriorRace... that everybody else picks on for absolutely no reason, because they're all just ''jerks''.
*** If you [[FridgeBrilliance turn your head and squint]], it makes more sense. Tamaran, as established in ''Go!'', lost a war to the Gordanians. On top of this, they seemingly readily agreed to marrying off Starfire to Glgrdsklechhh when faced with another war, implying that while ''individually'' powerful warriors, they're not all that good at this whole "War" thing, giving them mostly a reputation as wild, dangerous thugs.
** Lampshaded at the end of "Episode 257-494":
-->'''Robin:''' Well, I guess this whole experience proves it really is bad to watch too much TV.
-->'''Starfire:''' But truthfully, we only prevailed because Beast Boy watches too much the television.
-->'''Raven:''' So there really isn't a lesson here.
* BuffySpeak: In "Aftershock, Part 2", Cyborg describes Ternion (Cinderblock, Plasmus, and Overload merged into one monster) as "a giant Franken-thingy".
* ButtMonkey: Beast Boy. Poor guy even suffers in the DownerEnding. No wonder he's embarrassed that his first name is the same as that of [[ComicStrip/{{Garfield}} a certain well-known cat]].
** Poor Doctor Light, especially when Raven's around...
%%* BrokenPedestal: The Titans towards Val-Yor after discovering what a racist {{Jerkass}} he turned out to be.
* CanonForeigner: ''A lot'', including most [[MonsterOfTheWeek villains of the week]] and minor characters.
* CanonImmigrant:
** Más y Menos, Billy Numerous, and [[ShapedLikeItself Cinderblock]] have appeared in the comics.
** The series' version of Gizmo was also adapted into the comics, as the son of the Dwarfish original.
* CainAndAbel:
** Starfire and Blackfire, who still look like a parallel of Queens Elizabeth and Mary Tudor, even though Glen Murakami admits that they watered down the ''much'' more intense rivalry of [[ComicBook/TeenTitans the original comics]] into a more kid-friendly, "''Series/IDreamOfJeannie''/''Series/{{Bewitched}}'' kind of way." If you're even slightly familiar with the comics, you'll know what he's [[http://www.titanstower.com/blackfire/ talking about]].
%%* CallingTheOldManOut: [[spoiler: Raven did this to her demonic dad in the season 4 finale. While blasting him to oblivion, too.]]
%%-->[[spoiler: '''Raven''': ''Fathers are kind! Fathers protect you! Fathers raise you! I was protected by the monks of Azarath. I was raised by my friends! '''They''' are my family. '''This''' is my home. And '''you''' are not welcome here!'']]
* CallingYourAttacks: Cyborg and Beast Boy (and Robin, when it happened) had a habit of nicknaming their teamup moves. In "The Quest", Robin has ''someone else'' call his attacks for him.
* {{Calvinball}}: Stankball and later variant [[TotallyRadical Extreme]] Stankball.
* CaptainObvious: About every time the alarm goes off, one of them says "trouble". ''Really?'' Who would have guessed?
* CaptiveDate: Killer Moth threatens the city with destruction unless Robin takes Killer Moth's BrattyTeenageDaughter, Kitten, to the prom. Robin complies, much to his chagrin.
* CardCarryingVillain: Several. Few villains even got origin stories, so most seemed to just be causing havoc for the fun of it.
* CardboardPrison: Usually they do not even bother mentioning an escape. Recurring villains who where caught and jailed simply reappear in later episodes, regardless of how [[IneffectualSympatheticVillain ineffectual or silly]] they are.
%%* {{Catchphrase}}: Each character has one.
%%** Robin: "Titans! GO!"
%%** Starfire: "Glorious!"
%%** Cyborg: "[[WesternAnimation/KimPossible Booyah!]]"
%%** Raven: "[[LanguageOfMagic AZARATH METRION ZINTHOS]]!"
%%** Beast Boy: "Dude!"
%%** Más y Menos: "MÁS Y MENOS SI PODEMOS!"
* CatFight:
** Starfire and Kitten in "Date with Destiny", started by Kitten just because Starfire points out [[SpoiledBrat things don't revolve all around Kitten.]]
** Raven and Terra's fight in "Aftershock" could be called this. Although this fight is generally taken more seriously than Starfire and Kitten's. Partly because of Terra's [[spoiler:preceding FaceHeelTurn and betrayal]], and partly because both girls go all out; [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JZvXi_QL-Io punching, kicking, choke-holding, and even attempting to drown each other]] [[FetishFuel while covered in mud]].
* CatGirl:
** Kitten. Not in literal sense, but her name and mannerisms says it all. And the odd thing is, her dad is ''a moth man''. And her boyfriend has a ''giant spider for a head''.
** Starfire is turned into a cat in the episode "Bunny Raven", but she can speak and still wears her clothes.
** And a literal cat girl in the movie [[spoiler:made of magic ink]].
** Cheshire herself gets a cameo in season 5 fighting Speedy.
%%* CatapultNightmare: Robin wakes up from one in "Apprentice Part 1".
%%* CerebusRollercoaster: Sometimes the show's mood shifted within the individual episode.
* CerebusSyndrome: Though the show as a whole was more of a rollercoaster, the individual arcs tend to show this one strongly (except the season four arc, which apart from a brief cold open with Dr. Light, is pretty bleak throughout). The Terra arc in particular is a great example, with plot progression that basically goes: Yay, the Titans have a new friend! Okay, she clearly has trust issues and suffers PowerIncontinence when she uses too much power, but hey, none of the team are perfect. Aww, she and Beast Boy are clearly crushing on each other, too. Wait, she works for Slade!? And thanks to her, he knows everybody's weaknesses? And now they're taking over the city together? And ''wow'', Slade's a BadBoss. But Terra makes a HeroicSacrifice and saves the day, and she's apparently frozen in stone forever. BittersweetEnding, much?
* CharacterFocus: Results in a surprising degree of CharacterDevelopment, given the mostly-episodic nature of the series.
* CharacterOverlap: Kitten's father is Killer Moth, a long time nemesis of Batman.
* CharlesAtlasSuperpower: Robin, of course, as he's the apprentice/sidekick of Franchise/{{Batman}}.
%%* ChasteToons: Averted by Blackfire in ''The New Teen Titans'', who got married to Glgrdsklechhh some time after "Betrothed" and had babies with him.
* CheeseEatingSurrenderMonkeys: Occurs in the episode "Don't Touch That Dial"; when Beast Boy and Control Freak crash into a [[FrenchCuisineIsHaughty French cooking show]], the chef immediately produces a white flag and leaves the set.
* TheChewToy: Beast Boy has pointy ears and green skin like an Orc or a Goblin, eats tofu, is a (Not very good) jokester, and is the official PluckyComicRelief of the entire series.
* ChronicallyCrashedCar: Cyborg's car gets destroyed in pretty much every episode it makes an appearance in.
* 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]].
* ClingyCostume: Terra's final costume was an armored suit that Slade had fused with her nervous system. With ClothingDamage, it's clear that she wears {{bandage|Babe}}s where the suit's parts don't go -- an aversion of {{Stripperiffic}}, which without the bandages is what the suit would be.
* ClothingDamage:
** In "Birthmark", Slade rips off over 85% of Raven's outfit while [[MindRape mind raping her]]... or perhaps the [[DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything other kind]]. Watch closely, her top is being held on by thin shoulder straps. There's absolutely no back.
** Terra's outfit in "Aftershock Part 2"; see above.
** Robin's outfit got quite a bit torn up in "Haunted" when he was fighting with [[spoiler: [[YourMindMakesItReal what he thought was]]]] Slade.
** Beast Boy's suit near the end of "The Beast Within" gets pretty ripped up... Which raises a lot of questions about ''how'' it got ripped up, or where it goes when he changes...*
* ColorCodedCharacters: Each of the characters who had some form of energy manipulation powers had a distinct color associated with them, observable when they used their powers and also when [[GlowingEyesOfDoom their eyes glowed]]. The major ones:
** Black with white edges for Raven (red edges for her SuperpoweredEvilSide and pure white for her "White Raven" form).
*** In the episode "Nevermore", the various parts of her psyche wear different colored robes to match that aspect. Pink is a happy GenkiGirl who thinks Beast Boy's jokes are ActuallyPrettyFunny, gray is a timid NervousWreck who ApologisesALot and green is a brave, HotBlooded BoisterousBruiser. Brief glimpses at two other sides of her, yellow and orange, apparently represent her intelligence (complete with a pair of [[SmartPeopleWearGlasses glasses]]) and her rudeness (upon arriving, orange burps).
** Green for Starfire.
** Bright Blue for Cyborg and his T-car.
** Yellow for Terra.
** Bright red for Brother Blood.
** Fiery red-orange for Trigon (and Slade when empowered by Trigon).
** Dark purple for Blackfire.
** Red for Red X.
** Pale pinkish-purple for Jinx.
* CollapsingLair: Slade gets this twice in the first two season finales, Brother Blood gets it twice in the third, and the movie starts off with an attack on Titans Tower.
* CombatTentacles: The Centauri police-robots in "Sister".
* ComicBookAdaptation: ''ComicBook/TeenTitansGo'' A RecursiveAdaptation, in that the show was derived from a ComicBook in the first place.
* ComicBookMoviesDontUseCodenames:
** "Deathstroke the Terminator" is simply Slade here. See NeverSayDie below. However, the French dub of the series, which can even be heard on the DVD if the language is selected, actually calls the character "Deathstroke". ("Terminator" is still never uttered.)
** Interestingly, despite being her codename in the original comics, here Raven ''is'' her codename.
** Elasti-Girl inverted this with Beast Boy, calling him by his ''real name'' once--"Garfield." No one else does this, even after this event.
** Starfire is a downplayed example. While her real name is unknown (the comics has it as "Kori'andr", but it's also turned into "Kori Anders" again in the comics), she says that it translates to "Star Fire," so they're sort of calling her by her real name... a little...
* CompositeCharacter: Robin is Dick Grayson and has his acrobatic origins, relationship with Starfire and status as Teen Titans leader, Jason Todd's temper and prone to lowering himself to criminal level when he has to, and Tim Drake's Bo Staff skills and Batman-like tendencies.
* ConservationOfNinjutsu: If the Titans are facing a single villain for the episode, they'll most likely be taken down easily. A lone Titan tends to have to be capable of quite a lot (i.e. Robin taking down Cinderblock).
* ContinuityNod:
** Dr. Light's instant surrender when he came face to face with Raven, as he recalled the MookHorrorShow she'd subjected him to before. Guess he was still scared of the dark...
** Another is in "Can I Keep Him" where one of the "foods" Starfire offers to Silkie is mustard, which she was drinking in "The Sum of His Parts".
** In "Go!", the bus Cyborg catches from Starfire looks very much like the one he stopped in "Final Exam".
** In "The End" Part II", Starfire mentions that she's used Raven's powers once before (in "Switched" when she and Raven switched bodies).
* ConvectionSchmonvection: In "The End", {{Badass Normal}}s Robin and Slade run around on rocks floating in lava. Later, Cyborg's face is held about a few inches above a lava lake and he's totally fine. Even if his mechanical parts are very heat resistant, the human parts should burn.
* CraniumChase: During an episode, Starfire's head and body are separated when Larry messes with reality. She then has to chase it down.
* CrapsaccharineWorld: [[ImAHumanitarian Mother Mae-Eye's]] oh so [[TastesLikeDiabetes cutesy wootzy fantasy world]].
* CrazyCulturalComparison: Starfire has a few strange Tamaranian customs, such as The Pudding of Sadness and The Poem of Gratitude. Also, Zorka berries which cause mutations in certain organisms, like say Silkies.
* CreateYourOwnVillain: Really Beast Boy is the one who sent Terra over the edge with his rejection of her. This is forgivable, however, seeing as how she had just ''betrayed him and his dearest friends to their worst enemy'' after they took her in twice and welcomed her into their group with almost no qualms whatsoever (Raven being the one voice of dissent, which quickly stopped as she came to trust Terra as well)...and for some reason, she still expected him to be OK with that. The only one to blame in that situation was Terra herself. Beast Boy's biggest mistake was letting his emotions affect how he spoke to Terra and letting her leave with Slade rather than taking her back to the tower as a prisoner.
* CuffsOffRubWrists:
** ''Cyborg'', of all people, does this, in the second part of "Titans East".
** Starfire as well, after Robin picks the lock on her cuffs in "Go!"... despite the fact that she's wearing metal plating under the cuffs.
* CurbstompBattle: Oh. So. ''Often''. Any given Slade vs. Robin fight will be like this.
* CustomUniformOfSexy: Pick a girl, any girl.
* CyberCyclops: Slade and the H.I.V.E. use large one-eyed [[MechaMook robots]] against the Titans.
* CyberneticsEatYourSoul: Season 4 episode "Overdrive". Especially if you decide to ''delete'' parts of it yourself...
* DanceBattler: Jinx will sometimes look like she's dancing or doing some complex gymnastics while dodging attacks in battle.
* DarkActionGirl: Jinx fits this to a T ([[{{Pun}} heh heh heh]]). She's also the leader of the H.I.V.E. Five, all male, and the only one with ambition. Her HeelFaceTurn was partly triggered by high ranking villains initially dismissing her as useless. She has yet to do real heroics, her motivations seem to be simple revenge (and a crush on Kid Flash). Of course, the phrase "Dark Action Girl" really brings Raven to mind... though she's more an example of [[DarkMagicalGirl another trope]].
* 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]].
** ''You are dark, and darkness is often misunderstood''. --[[MailerDaemon Malchior]]
* DarkMagicalGirl:
** Raven is a lonely girl with father-angst that develops a close friendship with a sunny and perky girl. Even their powers are {{foil}}s; Starfire uses her powers through fully embracing her emotions while Raven has to suppress her to keep them under control.
** Applies to Jinx as well. [[spoiler: Including the HeelFaceTurn due to ThePowerOfLove.]]
* DarkReprise: Terra's early appearances are accompanied by a lighthearted and beautiful {{Leitmotif}}. Her appearance in the two-part episode "Aftershock" has her accompanied by a more sinister version of it.
* DarkSkinnedRedhead: Starfire. Kid Flash may also count.
* DarkerAndEdgier:
** 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]].
** In general, [[VileVillainSaccharineShow Slade's episodes tended to be]] darker then was typical for the show.
* DarkestHour: At least two occasions had things seem very bleak. One was in "Aftershock", when Terra was manipulated to siding with Slade and nearly destroyed the city. The other occasion would be in "The End", when Trigon's arrival nearly destroyed the entire ''world''.
* DatingCatwoman:
** Happened between Kid Flash and Jinx. [[spoiler:As a result, Jinx [[HeelFaceTurn became one of the good guys]].]]
** Another Jinx example. While Cyborg is undercover at the H.I.V.E., it's revealed that they went to a dance together. It is also heavily implied they had some kind of relationship during this time.
* ADayInTheLimelight[=/=]HostileShowTakeover: "We're the H.I.V.E. Five. This is our show now!"
* DeadpanSnarker:
** Raven.
** Red X.
** Cyborg has several moments, too.
-->'''Robin:''' I have to find out if she's a threat.\\
'''Cyborg:''' More like find out if she'll give him another kiss...
* DeconstructedCharacterArchetype: The VerySpecialEpisode "Troq" deconstructs the NobleBigot with Val-Yor. He is genuinely heroic, badass, and friendly with the Titans, ''except'' he's [[FantasticRacism horribly racist to Starfire]], something the other Titans demand he apologize for once they find out. One would think Starfire saving him and the day would [[JerkassRealization turn him around]], it turns out [[RealityEnsues racism is not that easily overcome]]. All it did was make him think Starfire was [[YouAreACreditToYourRace "one of the good ones"]], causing the Titans [[BrokenPedestal to lose any remaining respect for him]]. Val-Yor showed that no amount of nobleness would make bigotry acceptable.
* DecoyGetaway: Slade, to Robin's continually escalating frustration.
* DefangedHorrors:
** When Raven pulled Dr. Light into some sort of dark vortex within her cloak, and when he came out he was curled up in the fetal position muttering, "S-so dark. Make it stop. Please make it stop."
** The episode "Haunted" also ranks up there as one of the creepiest pieces of WesternAnimation targeted towards kids. They took Slade, a villain who's already creepy in his own right, and left the audience constantly unsure whether he was BackFromTheDead and torturing Robin, or whether Robin had gone insane and was mutilating ''himself''. [[spoiler: The truth is somewhere in between.]]
* DefeatByModesty: In "Mother Mae Eye", See-More, while fighting Starfire, reveals that he has "see-through" vision and then gazes intently at Starfire, which prompts her to cover herself up while blushing. This allows her to be an easy target for See-More's next attack.
* DefiantToTheEnd: Standard for each of the Titans to be DefiantToTheEnd, which makes Robin begging for Slade to stop in "Haunted" more disturbing.
* DenserAndWackier: The DC Nation shorts and the revival series ''Teen Titans Go!'' do away with the dark elements of the series and are played completely for comedy.
* DerangedAnimation: Bits of it in (nearly) every episode.
* DespairEventHorizon: Almost the entirety of "The End."
* DigitalPiracyIsEvil: Leads to [[SpaceWhaleAesop your friend being infected with a computer virus]]. Which leads him to [[MeatoVision hallucinate that everything's food]] [[BigEater and giving him a ferocious appetite]]. Which leads to him almost crashing every computer system on the planet...
* DisneyDogFight: Between Killer Moth and Starfire. The "Dog" in question can't make up his mind [[spoiler: so he explodes]].
* DistractedByTheLuxury. When Blackfire gives her sister a "Centauri moon diamond" necklace.
* TheDitz: Starfire, though she's just naive and unfamiliar with her new environment as opposed to being legitimately stupid. She's demonstrated her intelligence on more than one occasion. She knows exactly how many moles there are in a kilogram of oxygen and has explained mathematically (off-screen anyway) how it is possible to travel faster than the speed of light.
* DoAnythingRobot: Gizmo's tiny mechanical backpack holds a freaking car in it. Cyborg might qualify as well.
* TheDogBitesBack: [[spoiler: Terra]] in "Aftershock". Slade flunks #48 on the EvilOverlordList.
* DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything:
** The episode "The Beast Within" seems to resemble a [[PublicServiceAnnouncement PSA]] about [[DrugsAreBad steroid abuse]], especially in the scenes with Beast Boy going into an animalistic rage in the gym. However, it has nothing to do with steroids whatsoever.
** "Troq" has this brief discussion about Val-Yor's racism against Starfire's kind:
--> '''Starfire:''' You know what it is like to be judged simply by the way you look?\\
'''Cyborg:''' Of course I do. [[DiscriminateAndSwitch I'm part robot.]]
* DontThinkFeel: In "Switched", Starfire teaches Raven [[HowDoIShotWeb how to fly]].
-->'''Raven!Starfire:''' Okay. How do you fly this thing?\\
'''Starfire!Raven:''' You must ''feel'' {{flight}}.\\
'''Raven!Starfire:''' [[FlatWhat What.]]\\
'''Starfire!Raven:''' When you ''feel'' the unbridled joy of flight, you will fly.
* DoubleStandardRapeFemaleOnMale: Kitten nearly forcing Robin to kiss her is PlayedForLaughs.
* DramaticDrop: Terra drops the T-communicator when Robin announces her big secret: that she can't control her powers. She thinks Beast Boy lied to her and told, but Robin once worked for [[Franchise/{{Batman}} the world's greatest detective]] and figured it all out on his own, unaware it was a secret.
* DudeWheresMyRespect: Beast Boy, in the whole series and The Movie ''WesternAnimation/TeenTitansTroubleInTokyo''.
* DysfunctionJunction: Each Titan has a dark past.
* EarlyBirdCameo: Silkie had a few blink-and-you'll-miss-it cameos before "Can I Keep Him?"
* EarlyInstallmentWeirdness: Some of the Season 1 episodes have some rather strange-looking animation.
* EatingTheEnemy:
** The villainous RubberWoman , Madam Rouge, is sent by The Brain to get a Titans communicator and ends up targeting Hot Spot. Eventually Hot Spot destroys the communicator to keep it out of her hands. Fed up, Rouge decides to end Hot Spot by reeling him in and absorbing him into her body. Too bad for her, he's able to burn right out of her body. It's a basically a more literal case of TooSpicyForYogSothoth.
** In the first episode, the Titans are tussling with Plasmus, a MuckMonster, without Cyborg. Eventually, Plasmus gets blown into multiple pieces, which [[HealingFactor regenerate into]] several smaller beasts that attack the Titans individually. While Robin gets away and is saved by Cyborg, the other titans getting consumed off-screen. But they in turn are saved by Robin and Cyborg's combination attack.
* EitherOrTitle: "Bunny Raven, or How to Make a Titananimal Disappear". Also "Don't Touch that Dial, Or Episode 257-494".
* EldritchLocation: The inside of Mumbo's hat.
%%* ElectricTorture
* ElegantGothicLolita: Argent in Season 5.
* EloquentInMyNativeTongue: Starfire is a little better at English than most online translators. But not by much. "Kick The Butt!"
* EmotionlessGirl: Invoked by Raven, who ''has'' emotions, but is forced to keep them in check by the nature of her powers. "Fear Itself" provides a pretty good example of what happens when her emotions become too much for her to handle.
* TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt: Season 4's three-part finale.
* EnemyMine: [[spoiler:Slade]] teaming up with the Titans in [[spoiler:"The End Part 3"]].
* EverybodyLaughsEnding: The series, itself not known for abusing this trope, does a spoof in [[TrappedInTVLand S04E01]].
* EveryoneCanSeeIt: Robin and Starfire. ''Everyone'' including their teammates, their enemies, and random nerds on the Internet (in-show).
* EverythingsBetterWithPrincesses:
-->'''Starfire:''' Oh, yes, I am second in line for the throne... perhaps I forgot to mention?
* EverytownAmerica: Jump City, California & Steel City, New York. The latter is especially ironic for those aware that "The Steel City" is a nickname for UsefulNotes/{{Pittsburgh}}, PA.
* EvilBrit: Mad Mod.
* EvilCannotComprehendGood:
** As confirmed by WordOfGod, this is a trait Slade has. His inability to comprehend Robin's loyalty towards his team and the lengths he would go to keep his friends safe and his not considering any residual loyalties [[spoiler:Terra]] had towards the Titans led to his defeat twice.
** Trigon also has this problem.
* EvilCostumeSwitch:
** Robin in "Apprentice", though he did not do a FaceHeelTurn like his teammates thought he did.
** Terra in "Aftershock", who wears nothing but a breast plate and underwear, with the rest of her body covered in bandages.
* EvilCounterpart: Blackfire. And later, Red X served as sort of a "morally ambiguous" counterpart to Robin. Jinx was designed to be a sort of evil counterpart to Raven, both magic users with a "dark" color theme.
** Slade acts like a sort of evil counterpart to Batman (as he was intended to be in the original comics, complete with Wintergreen, his own anti-Alfred). So it's no wonder he and Robin are so similar, since Robin takes after his mentor.
* EvilMakeover: Cyborg's ''car'' gets one when Overload hijacks it.
* EvilMinions: Various catspaws of Slade's.
* ExpandedUniverse: The tie-in comic, ''ComicBook/TeenTitansGo''
* ExperiencedProtagonist: The entire team is this after the first episode, being recognized by civilians and villains alike. However, Robin and Beast Boy stick out as having the most experience of the team, a fact made noticeable in the chronologically first episode.
* ExposedToTheElements: Starfire in the episode "Kole" is in the arctic wearing her usual BareYourMidriff / MiniDressOfPower costume, while ''everyone else'' around her is dressed in thick winter attire. {{Handwave}}d due to the fact she's an alien.
* ExpositionCut: Probably not the only example of this in the series, but used in the episode "The Beast Within" after the team found Raven in the maw of a feral Beast Boy.
-->'''Starfire:''' Rest. You are safe. He can no longer harm you.
-->'''Raven:''' He didn't hurt me, he saved me.
-->'''Starfire:''' From what? ''(cue scene transition)''
* ExpositoryThemeTune: Not in the traditional sense, but whether the opening credits are the English or the Japanese version of the theme song will let you know if it's a serious or silly episode, respectively.
* ExpressiveMask:
** Robin's mask basically emotes as if it were his eyes, and he ''never'' takes it off (except once in the movie, and then he was wearing sunglasses).
** Slade's mask also counts, even if there's only one eye.
** Red X actually counts, too; in "Revved Up", his reaction to [[spoiler:landing on the bus only to discover Raven and Starfire in it is nothing short of hilarious]].
* {{Expy}}: Professor Chang bears a striking resemblance to Hannibal Chew, of ''Film/BladeRunner'': From his distinctive clothing and facial appearance, right down to the frigid environment in which he works. Chang's voice actor? None other than Creator/JamesHong, who also played the role of Chew..
* ExtremeOmnivore: A number of characters show this.
** Starfire is probably one of the most prominent examples. As an alien, she is happy to eat and prepare many Tamaranean delicacies, which disgust the rest of the crew, and has several strange eating habits when it comes to Earth food (such as consuming mustard as a beverage).
---> '''Starfire:''' I suggest a large pizza with pickles, bananas, and mint frosting.
** Thanks to a virus, Cyborg goes on a rampage through the town and eats several normally inedible objects in "Crash", such as a stop sign and a little girl's teddy bear.
** In "Final Exam", after Jinx, Gizmo, and Mammoth take over Titans Tower, Mammoth is shown consuming the blue, moldy food in the Tower's Fridge.
* EyeLightsOut: When Cyborg is severely damaged, his glowing eye fades, along with the [[TronLines blue lights on his arm and leg circuits.]]
* FacePalmOfDoom: "Pantha's Claw".
* TheFaceless: Slade. [[spoiler:Even when his mask gets knocked off in "The End" and his undead face is just a ''skull'']]. Though at that point in the show, [[spoiler:he had been reanimated by Trigon, but not resurrected]]. Apparently, [[spoiler: this means he can't regrow his skin]].
** The episode "Forces Of Nature" has Slade disguised as an old man, though this functions as a bit of a MythologyGag, as his disguise is somewhat similar to his original comics appearance.
** Red X fits this as well, considering we only ever see his mask.
** And, to a lesser extent, Robin, due to the fact that his eyes are never shown, but this would fit better into [[{{Pun}} The Eyeless]] trope.
* FadeAroundTheEyes: Mumbo 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.
* FakeFirstKiss: When she first came to Earth, the first thing that Starfire did was kiss Robin because her species can learn any language by touching mouths with a speaker. The two don't share a proper romantic kiss until the GrandFinale.
* FalseInnocenceTrick: Raven befriends a heroic wizard in a book by the name of Malchior. He tells her stories of how an evil dragon trapped him there. He teaches her powerful magic and things seem awesome, until [[spoiler:she sets Malchior free, only to find out "Malchior" is the name of the evil dragon, not the wizard]].
* FalseCameraEffects: The later episodes and TV movie played with false JitterCam and WhipPan effects.
* FamilyOfChoice: The Titans support each other in all the good ways of a family, but they're also a family in all the worst ways with all the conflicts. Their family-like relationships are used to look deeper into each of the character's back stories and character flaws.
* FamilyUnfriendlyViolence: Every now and then, the show features some pretty brutal [[NoHoldsBarredBeatdown No Holds Barred Beatdowns]] played completely seriously. There's never any blood, but it can get ''surprisingly'' disturbing with how far it goes; Robin "vs" Slade in the episode ''Haunted'' comes to mind. Speaking of Slade, [[spoiler: his first death was rather horrific, as he's melted alive in magma (off-screen of course, but still)]].
** Brother Blood ''dismembers'' all of Cyborg's limbs mid-combat and rips open a hole in his chest in episode 39, and if it weren't for the fact that his body parts are electronic, it would obviously be a very graphic display of violence.
* FandomSpecificPlot: There are many fanfics where Terra being a local school girl in one episode is explained. Usually it is that Terra had amnesia after being frozen in lava and started going to school in the city. There is always a Raven/Beast Boy/Terra love triangle. Another extremely common plot is to put them in a High School AU.
** Which is odd since the show was almost explicit that Terra was choosing to forget.
* {{Fanservice}}: It has a good amount for a [[GettingCrapPastTheRadar kids show]]...
** Starfire and Raven provide this trope well. At one point in a season 2 episode, Starfire's breasts ''visibly and blatantly bounce'' while accompanied by a [[{{Gainaxing}} spring sound effect]].
** Some males, especially Aqualad fulfill this. So much so in Aqualad's case that he causes Starfire and [[NotSoStoic even]] '''''[[TheStoic Raven]]''''' to go gaga and ogle him through [[WingdingEyes heart-shaped eyes]] at least once.
* FantasticRacism: Val Yor. Now we know that "Troq" is the intergalactic equivalent of the N-word, used to describe Tamaraneans. Lampshaded by Cyborg:
--> '''Starfire''': You know how it feels to be judged just because of how you look?
--> '''Cyborg''': Of course I do... I'm part robot.
* FantasyKitchenSink: Superpowers, magic, mutants, robots, aliens, time/interdimensional travel, you name it.
* FastballSpecial: Multiple variants. Of particular note is the "Beast Boy Blitz", where Beast Boy turns into an armadillo and rolls into a ball so that Cyborg can throw him. And then turns into a rhino mid-flight.
* FemaleGaze: The camera does tend to focus on Robin's butt an awful lotů
** And Aqualad. All. The. ''Time.''
** Beast Boy too, to a certain extent.
* FemmeFatale: Blackfire.
* FerrisWheelDateMoment: Twice. Robin and Starfire have one in the episode "Sisters", and Beast Boy and Terra have one in "Betrayal".
* FeudEpisode: Robin and Cyborg have an early episode like this.
* TheFifties: The Fifties Fifties version, in a ShowWithinAShow which Beast Boy lands in for a short while before an eight-foot robot smashes into the suburban paradise home like some demented manifestation of ChandlersLaw.
* FinalSolution: Our heroes go on a trip with [[FantasticRacism Val-Yor]] and commit genocide on a race of allegedly hostile robots.
* FingerPokeOfDoom: The EmpoweredBadassNormal version of Slade does this to Cyborg.
* FinishingMove
** The Sonic Boom, which was unfortunately only used once [[spoiler:until "Titan's Together"]].
** A number of other one-off named {{Finishing Move}}s exist, like the "T-Rex Takedown".
** Many of these involve Cyborg and Beast Boy pulling off numerous variations of a FastballSpecial.
* FishOutOfWater: Starfire -- due to being an easy bit and the series' hinge on humour, her adaption was pretty [[PingPongNaivete back and forth]] but never complete.
* FishPeople: Triton and Aqualad's friend, [[DaveCoulier Tramm]].
* FiveBadBand: The [[RunningGag (more than five)]] members of the H.I.V.E. Five.
** BigBad: Brother Blood.
** TheDragon: Jinx who also doubles as the DarkChick due to her comparisons with Raven and her [[DatingCatwoman relationship with Cyborg]].
** EvilGenius: Gizmo.
** TheBrute: Mammoth.
* FixFic:
** Fic that resurrects [[spoiler:Terra after her HeroicSacrifice]] are almost as endemic are those that inflict DieForOurShip on her. After [[spoiler:she actually ''was'' resurrected, or something]], it changed into fixing what the author didn't like about it. One of them, part of the "Sanza Salazar trilogy", has [[spoiler:Terra revived by the actions of a group of villains instead of whatever mysterious circumstance revived her in the original series, mostly so the Titans can get to her before she decides IJustWantToBeNormal like she did originally]].
** Quite a few "fix" "Things Change" where Beast Boy is able to successfully convince her to come back to the team thereby missing the entire point and moral of the episode.
*** Though, [[FanFic/TheEndOfEnds one in particular]] had Beast Boy taking more [[WoobieDestroyerOfWorlds drastic measures]] to convince her.
* {{Flanderization}}:
** The [[QuirkyMinibossSquad H.I.V.E. kids]] were initially a competent villain team and the collective {{Evil Counterpart}}s of the Titans, sliding into infighting and immaturity only when not "working". Later seasons flanderized them into being all incompetents (except for [[DarkActionGirl Jinx]]) who only won because they got lucky.
** Their boss, Brother Blood, was in his first appearance a cool-headed, charismatic leader who only overacted when playing to an audience; later appearances made him a straight LargeHam.
** Notably, the Titans themselves and BigBad Slade inverted this trope; in the first few appearances they were defined by one or two traits (i.e. Robin was serious, Raven was a {{goth}}, Beast Boy was an immature jokester, Slade was a CardCarryingVillain, etc.), but later appearances added a lot more depth to all of them.
* FlatWhat: Connected to the FantasticRacism example above, and definitely not PlayedForLaughs.
* FluffyTheTerrible:
** Silkie, the UglyCute mutant moth larva. Who still retains the potential to metamorphose again.
** The ravens in Raven's mind... when we first meet them, anyway...
* FlyingBrick: Starfire, plus energy blasts and BizarreAlienBiology.
* FlyingFirepower: Starfire most of the time.
* ForcedToWatch: Robin has been subject to this at least twice, and Raven once.
* ForgotAboutHisPowers:
** Raven has a very diverse set of magical powers that she mainly uses to throw things at people. There's also Cyborg's seldom used detachable limbs and grappling hook hand. Not to mention he can turn his hands into almost any tool he can think of.
** In the episode "Kole", the entire Titans team ends up falling through a huge hole into a prehistoric world. Despite Beast Boy being able to turn into flying animals, Cyborg's above mentioned grapple hook and Robin owning every swinging rope gadget imaginable. Starfire and Raven on the other hand somehow completely forget ''they can fly''.
** Starfire's forgetfulness is particularly bad. One minute she's lifting tons over her head and flying faster than light, and the next she's struggling against {{badass normal}}s. Justified because her powers are affected by her emotional state.
* ForTheEvulz: In the first season, Slade's apparent goal is to destroy the city for no reason at all. Subverted in the finale, [[spoiler: the destruction of the city turned out to be a diversion and his true goal was to blackmail Robin into becoming his apprentice]].
* FormFittingWardrobe: Literally every single character.
* TheFreakshow: Beast Boy's ultimate destination in "[[Recap/TeenTitansS2E1HowLongIsForever How Long Is Forever?]]".
* FreakyFridayFlip: "Switched".
* TheFriendsWhoNeverHang: Has episodes that pair in some way each of the Titans with another member, with the exception of Beast Boy and Robin.
* {{Funny Foreigner}}s: The Spanish-speaking Más Y Menos. Starfire as well.
* FutureBadass: In the BadFuture of "How Long Is Forever?", Robin is the only Titan to get ''more'' badass.
-->'''Robin:''' So... "Comicbook/{{Nightwing}}" huh?
* FutureLoser: Beast Boy being the most prominent, but Cyborg and Raven's futures also kinda suck.

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* GagSeries: Often, depending on the episode.
* {{Gainaxing}}: At times, Starfire goes ''gadunk-dunk-dunk'' up there, if you watch carefully.
* GenericDoomsdayVillain: The Puppet King from early into Season 1 is one. It is not explained how he came to be or why he wanted to control the Teen Titans' bodies as his personal army and destroy their souls. He basically just seems to be carrying out this plan for the sake of it so that the episode could have an antagonist, and he had no real personality aside from "creepy, high-and-mighty bad guy."
** Most of the more mindless secondary villains (Cinderblock, Plasmus, Overload, the Chrysalis Eater, Cardiac and the like) in the show seemed to be wreaking havoc [[ForTheEvulz just 'cuz]]. It doesn't help that the show had a general aversion to origin stories.
* GeniusDitz: Starfire may come off as ditzy, but she knows a lot of things, like the secret to travelling faster than the speed of light and knowing the exact number of atoms in a kilogram of oxygen.
* GenkiGirl: Starfire.
* GenreSavvy: Control Freak and Beast Boy. Cyborg also has his moments.
* GenreBusting: It's a superhero action cartoon whose animation is often more inspired by Creator/TexAvery or [[WidgetSeries the weirder side of]] {{anime}} than anything in American ComicBooks, yet often has very dark, dramatic storylines and, on a few occasions, will have an episode focus almost entirely on character interactions, with the obligatory supervillain battle relegated to a minor B-plot.
* GilliganCut: In "Fear Itself", when no one looks impressed with the horror movie Beast Boy is touting until they start it.
* GirlsNightOutEpisode: "Switched". Also doubles as a FreakyFridayFlip.
* GirlyBruiser: Starfire.
* TheGloriousWarOfSisterlyRivalry: Starfire vs. Blackfire.
* GloveSnap: Cyborg does this once.
--> '''Beast Boy (about Robin)''': Right. Check him for batteries.
* GlowingEyesOfDoom:
** Starfire and Blackfire get these when using their powers.
** Raven also does this whenever she's using magic.
*** Her demon form has it basically all the time, as does [[spoiler:her father, Trigon]].
** Terra also has this at times when using her geokinesis, though it is inconsistent
* GoMadFromTheIsolation: Happens to Raven in the BadFuture episode "How Long is Forever". She gets better, though.
* GodGuise: In one episode, Raven crash-lands on a planet inhabited by tiny aliens, and is worshiped as a God simply for being more than three inches tall.
* 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]].
* GoodCostumeSwitch:
** Although a DarkIsNotEvil example, Raven has had a dark cloak to white cloak switch at least three separate times in the series, accompanied by a BigDamnHeroes moment. Never lasts long, though.
** Starfire also switched from an outfit not unlike her sister's in "Go" to her current uniform when she learns to be "nice".
* GoombaStomp / GoombaSpringboard: Robin uses this several times against mooks.
* GoshDangItToHeck:
** Gizmo. His harmless swear words are so creative they actually sound dirty.
** Starfire too, in fact she's probably the Titan with the foulest mouth. She's just polite enough to limit herself to Tamaranian swears.
* {{Goth}}:
** Raven, the ultimate gothic superheroine. However, although the early episodes portray Raven as straight-up goth, her personality begins fluctuating later and she is revealed to be more calculating, introverted and antisocial than generically goth.
** Argent, introduced in the third-to-last episode.
** Jinx fills the goth villainess role.
* GothGirlsKnowMagic: Raven and Jinx are gothy and the most notable magic users in the series.
* GratuitousJapanese: ''[[TheMovie Trouble in Tokyo]]'' is full of this one. The biggest standout is Brushogun; while his name is a portmanteau of "brush" and "shogun", his name would be "[[{{Transvestite}} Bra Shogun]]" in their language.
* GreatGazoo: Larry the Titan, from "Fractured", an explicit parody of Franchise/{{Batman}} Gazoo Bat-Mite.
* GreaterScopeParagon: Batman. It's acknowledged that he exists and that he is the source of Robin's resources and gadgets, but he's only indirectly an influence on the Titans.
* GreenEyedMonster: Starfire during "Date with Destiny". The kicker? She really has green eyes. [[GlowingEyesOfDoom Bright, glowing green eyes.]]
* [[RedEyesTakeWarning Green Eyes Take Warning]]: Starfire, especially once she attains the use of [[EyeBeams eye beams]].
* GrenadeTag: Robin.
* GrievousHarmWithABody:
** Kole.
** Pantha gets a few of these scenes, only the body she's doing grievous harm with isn't usually a willing participant.
* GrumpyBear: Comicbook/DoomPatrol. [[ButtMonkey Poor Doom Patrol]].
* HarmlessVillain: Doctor Light.
* HalfArcSeason:
** Except for Season 5, where all but three episodes (the [[WholeEpisodeFlashback origin story]] episode, the GoKartingWithBowser episode, and the final episode) are in some way connected to the fight against the Brotherhood of Evil. And even the final episode mentions how the Titans have just come back from defeating them.
* HalfHumanHybrid: Raven is half-demon. A case could be made for Cyborg as a half-robot.
* HeelFaceTurn: [[spoiler: Jinx.]]
* HeroOfAnotherStory:
** The Titans [[spoiler: rescuing the lost Doom Patrol members in "Homecoming"]].
** Raven and Cyborg escaping Mad Mod's traps in his debut.
* HeroesUnlimited: Season 5.
* HeroesWantRedHeads: Starfire is a common target for boys, in the show and in RealLife.
* HeroicSacrifice:
** In "Aftershock Part 2": [[spoiler:Terra]].
** In "Snowblind: [[spoiler: Red Star. A supercharged supersoldier from Russia, he willingly locked himself up in 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]]]].
** Robin nearly pulls one of these in the Season 1 finale by blasting himself with the same deadly nanites that were killing the rest of the Titans, gambling on Slade being more willing to let them all live than to let Robin die. He was right, too.
* HisOwnWorstEnemy: Raven is her worst enemy by far. Even her dad, who was the ultimate personification of evil pales in comparison (he was beaten easily after Raven resolved part of her inner conflict). In fact, her stoic personality is her way of controlling her dark side.
* HostileShowTakeover: The theme song of the episode Lightspeed is interrupted by the H.I.V.E. Five, who claim that the show is theirs now. The Teen Titans don't appear anywhere in the episode, except for Kid Flash. The Teen Titans are back by the next episode though.
* HotBlooded: Robin and Cyborg.
* HotbloodedSideburns: Control Freak has a long pair of them.
* HotterAndSexier: Notably averted and a source of some criticism from those hoping for a more direct adaptation of the comic book. The character designs for the Titans were made more awkward and teen-like than their comic book counterparts. Although this can be said for virtually all the characters, Starfire is the obvious poster child for this particular aversion.
* HowAboutASmile: When Killer Moth's daughter, Kitten, forces Robin to take her to prom in exchange for Killer Moth not releasing his mutant moths, she tries to force him to look like he's enjoying himself.
--> '''Kitty:''' And would it kill you to smile?
--> (Robin forces a [[TechnicallyASmile painful-looking rictus]])
--> '''Robin:''' Maybe.
* HumanOutsideAlienInside: Pops up for Starfire from time to time, such things as her allergy to metallic-chromium and [[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....
** Source material indicates that her and other Tamaraneans are derived from cats/feline, justifying the licking Silkie part.
* HumanResources: "Employee of the Month".
* HumorlessAliens: Starfire has some trouble understanding why, exactly, Beast Boy's jokes are supposed to be funny. When exposed to "Why are ducks so funny? Because they're always quacking jokes!", she said something like, "Oh, I get it! It is humorous because ducks lack the large brains necessary for the telling of jokes!"
* ImStandingRightHere: "And I thought Raven was grumpy."
* IRegretNothing: Terra in "Aftershock".
-->'''Terra:''' My name is Terra. I have done horrible things. And I have absolutely no regrets.
* IShallTauntYou: One of Gizmo's usual battle strategies. It rarely actually works, though.
* IWasJustPassingThrough: Completely averted by Red X. In "X", Red X tracks Robin down to [[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.
-->''(after Red X saves Robin's life)''\\
'''Robin:''' I thought you didn't like to play the hero.\\
'''Red X:''' Doesn't mean I don't know how.
* IJustWantToBeNormal: Cyborg, Raven, and Terra. [[spoiler:Notable in that Terra's subsequent retirement was permanent, and implied as being for the better.]]
* IWillPunishYourFriendForYourFailure: Slade uses this threat to make Robin his apprentice. It works... for a short period of time.
* IdiotBall:
** Robin gets hit with a ''big'' one in Season 5.
** Seriously, [[spoiler:Terra]], trusting [[EvilMentor Slade]] was [[YouHaveFailedMe never going to end well.]]
* IfItSwimsItFlies: The T-Sub quickly became the T-Ship capable of deep space travel. Lampshaded in that Cyborg was quite adamant about it being built for deep-sea, not deep-space.
* ImaginationBasedSuperpower:
** Beast Boy can turn into any animal he's ever seen. Including alien creatures.
** Raven's powers, even more so in ''Go!'' where they start allowing her to make objects out of energy.
** Argent's powers seem to work this way as well.
** Melvin has this power. Raven was surprised and impressed once she learned that Melvin indeed had this.
* InTheBlood: Raven's demonic heritage and power, which she resists.
%%* InferredSurvival
* IngestingKnowledge:
** In one episode, a mage teaches Raven an ability to absorb (not literally) many books at the same time, as it's faster than reading them.
** Starfire learning languages through lip contact might be considered this.
* InNameOnly: Aside from the fact that the series had adapted many of the plot lines that originated from the comics (although with only ''some'' fidelity towards the events that have occurred in the comics), ''Teen Titans'' has virtually nothing in common with the original 1980s comic book series mainly through the many differences between the heroes and villains in the comics and their cartoon incarnations and the fact that the origins, the physical appearances, and (occasionally) the powers of the characters in the animated series are profoundly different than that of the original comic book series that the series was adapted from which, despite its title, depicted the Titans as being in their 20s (at one point the comic series even dropped the Teen from the title as it had become apparent they weren't anymore).
** However, this series was an example of [[TropesAreTools Tropes Are Not Bad]] through the fact that it served the role as the introduction to the Teen Titans for many younger watchers (or those who just don't read comics).
* InnocentAliens: Starfire. Innocent, but a far cry from helpless.
* InnocentlyInsensitive: Cyborg in "Troq" when he calls Starfire "Troqqy" not knowing it's offensive.
* IronicBirthday[=/=]DangerousSixteenthBirthday: If you don't know Raven that well, don't even ''try'' to plan a birthday party for her.
* IronicEcho:
** In Aftershock
-->'''Beast Boy:''' It's your life Terra, your choice, it's never too late to change.
** The show's finale
-->'''Terra:''' [[spoiler:Things change, Beast Boy. The girl you want me to be is just a memory.... you're the Teen Titan. That's who you are. That's not me. I'm not a hero. I'm not out to save the world. I'm just a girl with a geometry test next period and I haven't studied.]]
* IrritationIsTheSincerestFormOfFlattery: {{Inverted|Trope}}, though for a moment, everyone who was imitating Robin was afraid it might hold. Robin actually was flattered. It's a good thing the True Master taught him not to take himself so freaking seriously.
-->'''Robin:''' You know, Robins, the mask makes me feel cool, too.
* ItAmusedMe: This is Red X's reason for stealing the suit in the first place, and then using it to commit theft. He's [[AntiVillain not really a "villain"]] so much as he finds crime more entertaining than heroics -- although he's [[FriendlyEnemy not adverse to heroics]] when he feels like it, as he does have [[GentlemanThief a streak of actual decency]] that tends to kick in if people are going to die or someone's done him a favour.
-->'''Robin:''' Why did you steal the suit? What are you planning to do?\\
'''Red X:''' Whatever I want. Not everybody likes to play [[BigBad the big villain]], kid.
* ItCameFromTheFridge: "Final Exam". Later played with, as Mammoth has absolutely no problem scarfing the entire fridge.
* {{Jobber}}: Dr. Light ends most of his appearances in short order as the unfortunate target of Raven's SuperpoweredEvilSide. After getting one episode where he actually ''was'' a threat in Season 5, the GrandFinale ended with his attempted bank robbery being responded to by the entire [[HeroesUnlimited extended Titans team]].
* JustAMachine Cyborg sometimes feels like this.
* {{Keet}}: Beast Boy, of course. [[http://i53.tinypic.com/oa500x.jpg To the next level.]]
* KidHero: All of them!
* 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]].
* KnightOfCerebus:
** If Slade or Trigon is in an episode, it's pretty much a guarantee it won't be humorous (except for the first few 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]].
** The Brotherhood of Evil in Season 5, particularly [[BigBad The Brain]]. Whenever they were at work, the situation would be intense and leave little room for humor.
** The Puppet King, villain of the episode Switched, was extremely creepy and tried to destroy the Teen Titans' souls while keeping their bodies as his slaves.
** Probably the first example in the show aside from Slade was Fixit in episode 5, "The Sum Of His Parts". All scenes with him had a dark tone and filled with Nightmare Fuel in direct contrast with the zany scenes with Mumbo in the same episode.
* {{Kuudere}}: Raven -- although occasionally someone manages to push [[GrumpyBear Raven]] over into using the more aggressive {{Tsundere}} tactics.
* LargeHam: Brother Blood, before [[WesternAnimation/BatmanTheBraveAndTheBold Aquaman]] comes to mind. Both voiced by Creator/JohnDiMaggio, no less.
** Trident also deserves a mention here:
-->'''Trident''': I AM PERFECTION! [[PunctuatedForEmphasis I! AM! TRIDENT!]]
* LastMinuteHookup:
** Robin and Starfire are {{ship tease}}d throughout the whole series. They finally kiss in the last few minutes of ''Trouble in Tokyo''.
-->'''Cyborg:''' [[LampshadeHanging (Approvingly) Well, it's about time!]]
** Also Kid Flash and Jinx.
* LaughablyEvil: A few villains, with Control Freak being one of the most apparent.
* LeaningOnTheFourthWall:
** In the TrappedInTVLand episode "Don't Touch That Dial", Cyborg recognizes the episode of the show they're in as being episode 1 of the fourth season. Feel free to guess what episode and season "Don't Touch That Dial" is.
** The same episode (also known as "Episode 257-494", its production number) also has Robin grabbing the camera, declaring that watching television [[spoiler:while Control Freak was inside]] will liquefy your brain. For added comedic value, the show they were interrupting during the scene featured a doctor who had discovered the secret to world peace and was going to share it with the viewers.
** It ''also'' has a mugshot of Control Freak on a news bulletin, with him holding up a number: 257-325--the production number of "Fear Itself", Control Freak's first appearance.
** And to really nail down the ways this episode mutilates the fourth wall, it even goes after the in-show version of it - at the very end of the episode, Cyborg and the red-clad woman from the soap-opera scene are hugging.
* LeeroyJenkins: The Doom Patrol partially due to Mento's GoodIsDumb and KnightTemplar tendencies. Robot Man manages to be a particularly egregious example on his own though, getting taken down over two episodes than any of the Titans over the entire course of the series. Even lampshaded by Raven: "You sure he has a brain in there?" Suffice it to say, he'd be a lot worse if he wasn't literally MadeOfIron.
* LeftTheBackgroundMusicOn: In the episode where Mad Mod tries to put all the Titans in detention, an EarWorm-y song is played during their attempted escape. Right before the "exit" is discovered, Robin turns a switch on a bust of Mad Mod, ending the song. For reference, the song is [=K2G=], by Music/PuffyAmiYumi.
* LeotardOfPower: Raven, though averted with Starfire (whose costume in the comics defines {{Stripperiffic}}).
* LethalChef: Raven's pancakes -- burned like charcoal on the outside, still runny on the inside. Starfire may be a perfectly competent cook by Tamaranian standards but... well, it's called pudding of sadness and is produced by someone who treats ''mustard'' as a beverage...
-->'''Starfire:''' Wonderful!! I shall go cultivate the fungus!
* LetsGetDangerous: Beast Boy has these moments quite a bit.
* LightFeminineAndDarkFeminine: Starfire is the light, Raven is the dark.
* LighterAndSofter: The '80s comic had a ''much'' darker tone than you might expect. Brother Blood was a cult leader with a penchant for BloodMagic, Terra was Deathstroke's lover and TheMole completely of her own free will, Raven was explicitly stated to have concieved when her mother was raped by Trigon and was often seen reeling with pain from using her abilities, Starfire was stated to have been a slave (with SexSlave heavily implied) and Blackfire's interactions with her reek of predatory VillainousIncest, Cyborg's IJustWantToBeNormal-moments were played with all the seriousness you'd expect from a RealLife paraplegic and Gar's search for his parents was an all-consuming obsession that frequently led him to dump the team to track even the flimsiest lead (which caused all the friction one might expect).
* LimitedWardrobe:
** The team even sleeps in their costumes, though understandable as they live in a giant letter on an island near the city, tower assaults at night are always a possibility.
** This is repeatedly demonstrated for every character (except Cyborg, who doesn't wear clothes).
*** Robin's closet is revealed to contain only multiple sets of his costume, complete with gadgets for each one. When the other members of the team decide to try them on, HilarityEnsues.
*** Starfire is shown carrying dozens of copies of her uniform out of her room when she goes to get married.
* LiteralAssKissing: Beast Boy does this to [[spoiler:himself]] in "Wavelength."
* LittleNo: Raven, in "Birthmark."
* LonersAreFreaks: Raven.
* LossOfIdentity: Cyborg's greatest fear.
* LostTheTVRemote: "Final Exam".
* LoveAtFirstPunch: Robin & Starfire when they first met.
* LoveCanMakeYouGonk: Starfire has been known to do this when coming across something too cute for words.

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* MacabreMothMotif: Killer Moth.
* MadeOfIron:
** Everybody. Repeatedly blown through walls, or fall from great heights. Especially notable when it comes to BadassNormal Robin.
** He shouldn't have been able to survive ''any'' of his fights with [[BigBad Slade]].
** Even mentioned by Cyborg at one point during "Haunted":
--> '''Raven''': His heart rate is off the charts.
--> '''Cyborg''': Blood pressure, neurokinetics - most people can't survive that kind of stress!
* MagiciansAreWizards: The Amazing Mumbo.
* MagicKiss: Starfire learns languages this way; see AliensSpeakingEnglish above.
* MagicSkirt:
** Starfire has a really short skirt that magically sticks to her somehow.
** Elasti-Girl of the Comicbook/DoomPatrol does as well, [[AttackOfThe50FootWhatever despite being 30 feet high]].
** Jinx's MinidressOfPower may count as well.
* MailerDaemon: Malchior.
* MaleGaze: The camera seems to suffer from this, but it's subtle enough you don't notice unless you look.
* MalfunctionMalady:
** Starfire is allergic to metallic chromium. It causes her to sneeze starbolts. Explosively.
** Don't forget Beast Boy's cold-caused sneeze trigger transformations.
* MamaBear: Raven, of all people. It just goes to show, you never can tell. "Nobody messes with my kids!"
* TheManInTheMirrorTalksBack: In the episode "Only Human" Cyborg loses to the robot villain Atlas, who keeps his friends as trophies. Cyborg (the robot side) gets a pep talk from his reflection (his human side) to go back and save his friends.
-->'''Reflection''': So that's it man, you just going to give up?
-->'''Cyborg''': What else can I do? I gave everything I had. 100%.
-->'''Reflection''': Give more. Your friends are in trouble. You have to go back, you have to win.
-->'''Cyborg''': I can't win. Atlas is stronger, Atlas is faster, he's just a better robot.
-->'''Reflection''': But you aren't all robot! Half of you is human, and that's the half that can beat him!
-->'''Cyborg''': Time to take it up a notch.
* MarkedChange: [[spoiler:Raven.]]
* [[MarshmallowHell Marshmallow Heaven]]: In "Forces of Nature", Starfire hugs Beast Boy, as a cat, after forgiving him for the motor oil balloon prank. If you look carefully, Beast Boy is rubbing his face ''on her boobs''. Hey, he's a ''teenage boy'', what did you expect?
** TheAbridgedSeries subtitled this with "[[WebOriginal/LOLCats im on ur girlfriend rubbin on ur boobs!]]"
** [[PuppyDogEyes Puss-In-Boots Eyes]]: "You know you can't resist the face..."
** Happens to none other than ''Raven''. After getting back into their bodies at the end of "Switched", Starfire hugs Raven and for split second, we can see her head at a questionable place.
* MartialArtsDoNotWorkThatWay: Season 1 Robin being the most frequent offender; fortunately, he does clean up his act, and his fights that don't invoke this more than make up for the ones that do.
* MaskedLuchador: Pantha, a rare female example.
* MayDecemberRomance: Between Raven (teen) and Malchior (easily a few centuries, if not millenia).
* TheMeanBrit: Mad Mod, who's mean, but also wacky and entertaining -- and appears to be motivated by a need to correct young people's education and grammar.... And also has an aversion to America in general; hence Jump City's makeover in "Revolution" to look more like a mish-mash of English cities.
** Which might beg the question, why not show defiance by trying to embody Scotland?
* MeaningfulName:
** Terra. Guess what her powers are.
** In a similar vein, Cyborg's cover identity when he infiltrates the H.I.V.E. Academy: Stone. This is more of a nod towards Cyborg's real name Victor Stone. The fake power more likely came about because of the name, not the other way around.
* MechaMooks: Slade's minions.
* MesACrowd: Billy Numerous.
* {{Metaphorgotten}}: "Run run run as fast as you can, you can't catch me... catch you, uh... I'm Billy Numerous!"
* MidairCollision: There are a bunch of missiles heading toward a bridge so Speedy starts jumping on each of them to change the course so they crash into each other.
* MilitaryMashupMachine: Submarine + rockets = [[foldercontrol]]

[[folder: [[Space Is An Ocean spacesub ]]
* MindControlEyes:
** The Teen Titans have pink-tinted eyes in the episode "Mother Mae-Eye", when they are under the titular character's spell.
** Brother Blood's victims have [[RedEyesTakeWarning glowing red eyes]] when he's directly controlling their actions, but normal ones when they're just being influenced.
** Beast Boy, along with the citizens of Jump City, have the stereotypical spirals when under Mad Mod's hypnosis.
* MindRape:
** Slade's attack on Raven.
** Raven's first battle with Dr. Light.
** Cyborg almost suffers this at the hands of Fixit.
** Robin in the episode "Haunted" suffers one big MindRape.
* MirrorMatch: Happens most commonly with Robin. All are [[BadassNormal Badass Normals]] who conceal their eyes/face and use martial arts/gadgets to compensate their lack of powers. To list there is [[AlwaysSomeoneBetter Slade]], [[LegacyCharacter Red]] [[AntiHero X]], and [[ArcherArchetype Speedy]].
** Cyborg gets one in his fight against Atlas, and multiple in the form of several [[EvilKnockoff robotic duplicates]].
*** He also has a minor one in Thunder. Both are blue, super strong, and use sonic weaponry that manifest as blue energy beams. Their opening attacks were even a 1-1 mirror and sent each other flying back.
** Starfire gets one in the form of her older sister: [[CainAndAbel Blackfire]].
** Beast Boy gets one when both he and Adonis become werewolf like creatures and battle.
* MissingMom: Arella. Someone had to give Raven her looks.
* TheMole: [[spoiler: Terra.]]
* MonochromePast: In "Snowblind", Red Star's flashback as he explains how he got his powers is all in grayscale.
* MonsterOfTheWeek: The Titans have a couple of villains who are MonsterOfTheWeek (many whom [[spoiler:the Brotherhood of Evil recruits]]). Some villains were lucky to have two appearances.
* MoodWhiplash: The show basically had three kinds of episodes: dark and serious ones with occasional comedy, largely serious plotlines but with plenty of wacky hijinks on the side, and completely insane goofy ones. Apart from the multiparters, which were pretty much all the first type, all bets were off as to what the next episode would be like, and it wasn't at all uncommon for something serious to be followed up immediately by something bizarre (or vice-versa).
** "Fractured" goes from [[TastesLikeDiabetes Larry's Cartoony Crayon World]] to Rancid's Gothtastic Reality.
*** Raven (in regard to the latter): "Cool! I-I mean, oops."
** "The Sum of His Parts" goes back and forth between two storylines. The main one features Cyborg being held prisoner by Fixit, who wants to remove his human parts and turn him into a full robot, and almost having his memories erased in a scene that could rival "Birthmark" for MindRape factor. The subplot features the rest of the Titans in their efforts to catch Mumbo Jumbo, who they think is responsible for Cyborg's disappearance, in a chase scene over-the-top with silliness and visual gags.
** "Birthmark" starts out with the Titans battling [[HarmlessVillain Dr. Light]]. They joke about his incompetence, and go out for doughnuts, all except for Raven. [[spoiler:And then, in a remote location, ''[[KnightOfCerebus Slade]]'' bursts out of the ground after two seasons of being dead.]] [[FromBadToWorse It gets worse.]]
* MoreDakka: Cyborg when [[spoiler:Slade]]'s army starts marching to Titans Tower ("The End (Part 1)"). Arm cannons? Try two giant arm cannons, [[MacrossMissileMassacre MMM-grade]] missile launchers in the chest and shoulders, a giant [[ShoulderCannon cannon on his shoulder]], and draining the Tower's power to feed it all. Of course, [[spoiler:Slade is left standing, his army rises out of the ground, and Cyborg is completely drained afterwards]].
* MoreTeethThanTheOsmondFamily: The monster from "Wicked Scary" ("Fear Itself").
* MoreThanMindControl: [[spoiler:Terra.]]
* MostCommonSuperpower: Raven is... very well... "developed", compared to the other female characters. Starfire is a very (emphasis on very) close second, with poor Terra as dead last. This is funny, considering how curvaceous Starfire is in the comics (more so than Raven).
* TheMovie: ''WesternAnimation/TeenTitansTroubleInTokyo''.
* MrFanservice: Some of the males were this, especially Aqualad and [[spoiler:Nightwing]].
* MsFanservice: Starfire and Raven seem to be nearly neck-and-neck here.
* MudWrestling: The infamous fight between Raven and Terra.
* MuggedForDisguise: In "Revved Up", Starfire and Raven mug a couple of Z-list supervillains and steal their costumes so they can get on the bus full of supervillains and continue following the race.
* MuggingTheMonster: The hunters in "Snowblind", who initially laugh when Red Star says that he doesn't want to hurt anyone.
* MushroomSamba:
** A very unfunny version. In the episode "Haunted", Robin accidentally inhales an unnamed hallucinogen from an old mask of Slade's. Unlike most examples, however, this MushroomSamba leads to one of the darkest episode of the series. Robin hallucinates that Slade is everywhere and goes on a rampage trying to stop him, even going so far as physically hurting Starfire, his love interest, and threatening to "take down" his team if they try restraining him. The drug manifests every blow on his body as though he really is battling someone, and so before he realizes that bright light disperses the visions, he's nearly beaten to death by himself.
** Cyborg gets his turn in "Crash", when Beast Boy accidentally gives him a computer virus. He runs around crazily and eats everything in sight, while having [[MeatOVision strange food-related hallucinations.]]
* MustMakeHerLaugh: Beast Boy tries to make Raven laugh throughout the series, after seeing her laugh in the prequel episode, succeeding twice, once in the JourneyToTheCenterOfTheMind and again when a cold has caused him to [[InvoluntaryShapeshifting randomly transform]].
* MyFriendsAndZoidberg: When Cyborg is unveiling the T-Car:
-->'''Cyborg:''' "Ladies and gentlemen...and whatever Beast Boy is."
* MyGodWhatHaveIDone: Beast Boy in "The Beast Within" when chemicals causes him to become complete feral. He kidnapped Raven and knocked her into catatonia.
* MysticalWhiteHair: The [[MysteriousWaif mysteriously waifish]] Chrysalis Eater, who is portrayed as [[WiseBeyondTheirYears Wise Beyond Her Years]].
* MythologyGag:
** In one episode, Red X, an alter ego Robin used, returns, and it's definitely not Robin. On BB's board-o'-theories, a careful viewer can notice "Jason Todd" and Nightwing.
*** And "Long Lost [[Film/BatmanForever Brother]]".
** Larry's real name: "Nosyarg Kcid" in "Fractured".[[note]]Dick Grayson spelled backwards.[[/note]]
** Beast Boy being referred to as a "changeling" in "Winner Take All".[[note]]Changeling is name Beast Boy used upon joining the Titans in the comics.[[/note]]
** When Cyborg infiltrates H.I.V.E., he uses the alias "Stone"; in the comics, his civilian identity is Victor Stone.
*** In the same episode, Beast Boy shuts up Robot!Cyborg by turning into a starfish and clamping over his face, in a manner very reminiscent of classic DC villain Starro the Conqueror.
** A lot of the lines from Terra's episodes are slightly changed from the Judas Contract, such as Terra referring to Raven as a "witch" (she referred to her as that a lot in the comics). [[spoiler:Terra being turned to stone and the monologue is also very reminiscent of Terra's burial statue and the monologue during her death.]]
** Beast Boy's infinite movie and TV show knowledge is possibly a reference to the fact that he was, at one point, a television actor in the comics.
** In "Mother Mae-Eye", the titular villain character combs Robin's hair in the style that the original Dick Grayson version of the character wore (y'know, the one without pants), which he eventually shakes out.
*** His hair also slips into this for a few seconds in "Date With Destiny". He's very quick to shake it out.
** When Beast Boy dresses up in Robin's costume, he jumps through a screen held by Starfire that proclaims him "The Sensational Character Find of 1965". This is an homage to the title page of Robin's first ever appearance in ''Detective Comics'', and the date of Beast Boy's first appearance (Robin himself was "The Sensational Character Find of 1940").
** In the "The End, Part 1", Beast Boy finds a penny, with the date of 1964 which he then gives to Raven for "good luck". The Teen Titans debuted in ''ComicBook/TheBraveAndTheBold'' #54 (July 1964).
** Right before Robin and Starfire [[spoiler: have their [[TheBigDamnKiss big damn kiss]] in the movie]], she tells him to "Stop talking". It's rather minor, but Starfire said variations of this frequently to Dick Grayson in the comics.
** 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.
* NegatedMomentOfAwesome: During the Titans' first meeting with H.I.V.E., after the other four Titans are eliminated from the fight, Robin simply motions for them to BringIt and then all three attack at once and send him plummeting into the sewers.
* NeverSayDie: Played completely straight, even the reason why Slade went by his civilian name rather than his codename in the comics: Deathstroke. The most egregious example would have to be in the season 2 finale where just about every variation of death and kill is used but the actual words: Destroy, annihilate, exterminate, eliminate, etc.
* NeverSplitTheParty: As explained by Beast Boy.
-->'''Beast Boy:''' When you split up, the monster hunts you down one at a time, [[DeathByGenreSavvy starting with the good-looking funny relief guy -- ME]]!
** [[spoiler:He doesn't die, but he's the first to go down.]]
* 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.
* NiceJobFixingItVillain: [[spoiler: Thanks to Terra going ridiculously overboard in trying to destroy the Titans and the city, and generally prove herself a villain, the Titans manage to put aside any past feelings toward her and kick her butt easily the next time she confronts them by herself. And then Slade does some fixing of his own when he decides to be an asshole to Terra and take physical control of her through her supersuit, which is a big factor in Terra's final HeelFaceTurn.]]
* NewPowersAsThePlotDemands: Raven. There are possible justifications for it, such as just using new spells or perhaps being afraid to go all out due to her demon nature.
* NoEnding: The last episode, verging on MindScrew territory.
* NoHoldsBarredBeatdown:
** Pretty much the entirety of "Haunted".
** Each of the Titans are capable of giving a good one when they really cut loose. Usually that requires either HeroicResolve or a BerserkButton to be pushed, however.
* NoOneCouldSurviveThat: Slade ending up in a lava pit. We even see his mask swallowed by the lava. Toasty.
* NoSell:
** Occurs semi-regularly, but a notable example is in "Wavelength" when Cyborg hits Brother Blood with a (small) missile and there isn't even any ClothingDamage when the smoke clears.
** But that's nothing compared to "The End: Part One": While trying to stop [[spoiler:Slade]] and his army of fire demons from entering the Tower and [[spoiler:taking Raven]], Cyborg plugs into the Tower's power supply and unleashes a pair of gigantic shoulder cannons whose payload is implied to be somewhere in the vicinity of ''a suitcase nuke''. When the dust clears, [[spoiler:Slade]] just cracks his neck back into place while the fire demons promptly regenerate.
* TheNotableNumeral: The H.I.V.E. Five.
* NotJustATournament: In "Winner Take All", a number of teen superbeings are teleported to an unknown location, where the Master of Games invites them to take part in a Tournament of Heroes that will determine which of them is the greatest young hero on Earth. What the competitors don't know is that when they lose, they're trapped within the Master's jewel so he can use their powers.
* NotSoAboveItAll: Raven dressing up as Robin in "The Quest" after Starfire, Beast Boy, and Cyborg urge her to do so.
-->'''Raven:''' You know, Robins, I've gotta admit, the mask makes me feel ''(LuminescentBlush)'' ...cool.
* NotSoDifferent:
** The basis of Slade's WeCanRuleTogether crusade towards Robin. The team even calls Robin out on it a few times, after he does something dickish.
** Demonstrated ''terrifyingly'' effectively in the Season 4 finale, when [[spoiler: Slade and Robin fight off an army of Trigon's lava monsters, using the ''exact same moves''.]] As Robin points out though, there is one major fundamental difference between them:
-->'''Robin:''' [[CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming "He doesn't have any]] [[TrueCompanions friends]]."
* NotSoImaginaryFriend: Bobby, the giant teddy bear that Melvin created. "Created" as in [[spoiler:Melvin's power is to make things she imagines real]].
* NotThisOneThatOne: In "Betrothed", Starfire returned to her home planet for her ArrangedMarriage. When her sister announced Starfire's husband-to-be, a beautiful Tamaranean boy showed up and Starfire was actually looking forward the idea of being his wife. The boy then revealed a hideous-looking alien as the actual husband-to-be, much to Starfire's horror.
* NothingPersonal: Said by Jinx right before attacking her [[spoiler: ex-teammates]].
* OccidentalOtaku:
** Beast Boy. Not only he knows his sci-fi knowledge, he's a manga worshipper. Curiously, despite ''being'' one, BB doesn't actually seem to know what it means.
** And Control Freak. Can't forget him.
** Starfire technically counts in the Titans in Tokyo movie where she quickly mastered playing a combination Guitar Hero/DDR/Whack-a-Mole arcade game, where she gets the attention and praise of everybody in the arcade.
* OfficeSports: Stankball, using a ball made from unwashed socks.
* OfficialCouple: Robin and Starfire, Kid Flash and Jinx. For a while, Beast Boy and Terra.
* OffscreenTeleportation: Slade is fond of this.
* OhCrap: Quite a few moments.
** Cyborg in the TV Land episode when he reassures the team that the Jones Lake Monster is just a guy in a costume since they're in TV, then realizes that it WASN'T a costume.
** Robin, Starfire, and Raven in "Crash" whenever Cyborg mistakes them for food.
** Cyborg in "Bunny Raven"
--> Cyborg: (his sonic cannon is turned into a flag toy) " 'Bang!?' Oh dang!"
%%* OneExtraMember: The Hive Five end up having six members. {{Lampshade|Hanging}}d by Kid Flash.
%%* OneTwoThreeFourGo: The [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QqjqoNjkBcI theme song]] is the {{Trope Namer|s}}.
%%* OnlyChildSyndrome: With the exception of Starfire, all the main Titans are only children.
%%* GreenSkinnedSpaceBabe: Or Orange-Skinned. Starfire, who also has GreenEyes.
%%* OrbitalKiss: In TheMovie, with the first aforementioned official couple.
%%* OtherMeAnnoysMe: Nosyarg Kcid, Sorry, "Larry" to Robin.
%%* OutOfTheInferno: Val Yor does this.
%%* OverlyLongGag: The goofy chase in "Mad Mod" quickly becomes this.
%%* PaintedOnPants: Pretty much all the guys.
* PantyShot:
** While Starfire's skirt is magic, there have been episodes where the camera is nice enough to give the viewer a view up her skirt in a "blink and you'll miss moment". Sometimes that area is the same color as her skin...
** Same goes for Elasti-Girl and Kole. Like Starfire, they were the same color.
* PardonMyKlingon: Starfire occasionally spouts odd Tamaranian curse words and insults.
* ParentService: This show happened to appeal to older fanboys.
* ParodyCommercial: In "Don't Touch That Dial", with RattlingOffLegal.
* PeekABangs: Terra, which symbolizes when [[spoiler:she's working for Slade]].
%%* PickOnSomeoneYourOwnSize
* PietaPlagiarism: Raven holding an injured Robin in "Birthmark". Added irony for [[spoiler:being caused by Trigon and that they are in a church]]. He returns the favour a bit later once [[spoiler:Slade]] is [[MindRape done with her]].
* PluckyComicRelief: Beast Boy! He even names himself as it in "Fear Itself".
* PoorCommunicationKills:
-->'''Robin:''' Do NOT separate! I repeat! DO NOT SEPARATE!\\
'''Robin, as heard on the ship's communication:''' ''(static)'' separate! I repeat! ''(static)'' SEPARATE!\\
'''Starfire:''' As you wish. ''(The ship separates. Cue the Titans being stranded on an alien planet.)''
** The scene just before also counts, as [[LiteralMinded Starfire]] thinks Robin doesn't see her as a friend at all after his SheIsNotMyGirlfriend moment.
* PostKissCatatonia:
** TheMovie's random Japanese boy from whom Starfire [[PowerCopying Mega Mans]] the language.
** Also Robin, after Starfire first kisses him and then pushes him to the ground when he first meets her in "Go".
* PowerCrystal: Raven's red forehead crystal.
* ThePowerOfFriendship:
** In the fourth season, Raven, after becoming her father's portal to Earth and being transformed into a powerless, younger version of herself, is able to [[DeusExMachina regain all of her powers by drawing on The Power of Friendship]] and cause a complete SnapBack of the [[TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt global destruction]] Trigon caused.
** With the Robin/Slade dynamic, [[ThePowerOfFriendship Robin's friendship with the rest of the team]], by Robin's own words, serves the same purpose that Franchise/{{Batman}}'s [[ThouShaltNotKill code against killing]] does: it's the brake preventing him from crossing the line and [[HeWhoFightsMonsters becoming what he fights]].
** Usually [[AnAesop the aesop]] of the show involves this trope.
* PragmaticAdaptation: Given Terra's past as a mercenary and having a relationship with [[BigBad Slade]], despite being [[{{Squick}} only fifteen]], it's little wonder they made the changes they made to her.
%%* PreAssKickingOneLiner: Several.
%%-->'''Starfire:''' I am sorry to disappoint you... but I am stronger than I look.\\\
%%'''Beast Boy:''' I'm not a man... I'm an animal!\\\
%%'''Robin''': Lady, you are ''not'' my mother.
%%* PrettyInMink: Raven's winter outfit is basically her uniform with fur trim.
%%* PsychoExGirlfriend: [[spoiler:Terra. "I don't have any friends, remember?"]]
* PullARabbitOutOfMyHat: Mumbo. Even better, the rabbit in question is ''Raven.'' [[TransformationConventions It's complicated.]] Cyborg sums it up -- somewhat.
-->'''Cyborg:''' So LetMeGetThisStraight: We're [Robin, Starfire, Beast Boy and Cyborg] inside Mumbo's Hat and Raven's inside Mumbo's Hat INSIDE Mumbo's Hat?!"
%%* PunctuatedForEmphasis: "YOU! RUINED! MY! DRESS!"
%%* PuppetPermutation: The Puppet King episode.
* RaceLift: A possible case for Jinx. In the comics, she was Indian (and bald); on the show she's chalk-pale, but most likely Caucasian. However, the comics Jinx had a completely different set of powers concerned with elemental control. There was another Jinx with luck-based powers, but that one was male, in a spandex bodysuit which covered the head.
%%* RainAura
* RapeAsDrama:
** Seriously. [[GettingCrapPastTheRadar Sort of]]. Many of Slade's lines had [[MemeticMolester pedophilliac undertones]] as it was, but "Haunted" has him [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XSiGteEY-jk giving a speech]] that almost completely sounds like rape dialogue.
--> '''Slade:''' No, Robin. I won't stop. Not now, not ever. I am the thing that keeps you up at night. The evil that haunts every dark corner of your mind. I will not rest, and neither will you... I'm ''very'' real. Could you have gotten all of those bruises from someone who wasn't there?
** It's even worse in "Birthmark". Slade rips off a considerable portion of Raven's outfit. He then grabs her by the arms. ''[[DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything While she moans in agony]]''. Holy crap.
--> '''Slade:''' You ''have no other choice''!
--> '''Raven:''' No!
--> '''Slade:''' ''Yes. Look at it. Drink it in''.
* RealityWarper:
%%** Mumbo.
%%** Larry.
** Mad Mod turned the sky into a huge Union Jack... ''somehow''. To say nothing of all the ''other'' unexplained weirdness that happens whenever he shows up. Though Mad Mod is probably more a MasterOfIllusion than a RealityWarper.
** Trigon [[PlayedForDrama is a serious example]], [[TakenForGranite turning all of humanity to stone]], [[SceneryGorn reducing every building in the city (and world) to rubble]], turning the oceans from water to magma, and covering the sky with smoke...in the space of about a minute.
%%* TheRealRemingtonSteele: The second Red X.
* RealityEnsues:
** Starfire saving [[FantasticRacism Val-Yor]] didn't end his racism. Instead, he tells her that [[YouAreACreditToYourRace she is one of the "good ones"]], a compliment that neither Starfire nor the other Titans took well.
** The series finale. The Brotherhood of Evil has been beaten, and the titans have returned home. [[spoiler: However, things are not neat and tidy. There's a new villain around, and Terra's seemingly back. The episode ends without either plotline having been resolved.]]
* RealityHasNoSubtitles: Guatemalan siblings Más y Menos only speak Spanish and are not given subtitles. While this makes for some hilarious moments when interacting with their Spanish-illiterate team mates, they become ''comedy gold'' [[BilingualBonus if you can actually understand them]].
* RebusBubble:
** [[/folder]]

[[folder: Raven + Larry = NUCLEAR EXPLOSION! ]]

** Ham and eggs, does not equal Beast Boy.
** Ice Cream + Sushi = the flavor of Starfire's ''glorrkh'' dish, according to Terra.
* RedemptionEqualsDeath: [[spoiler:Terra, though she does return... Sorta.]]
%%* RedEyesTakeWarning:
%%** Villainous Professor Chang, whose red eyes are caused by his eyegear.
%%** Trigon.
%%** Raven's "anger" emotion.
%%** Brother Blood and anyone he brainwashes.
%%* RememberThatYouTrustMe
* RememberedICouldFly:
** Seemingly played straight when Beast Boy wants a moped and Robin reminds him he doesn't need one, because he can fly. Then averted when Beast Boy says he already knew that, but complains that ''his arms get tired''.
** Justified in one chase scene where it's shown that of all the fliers in the group, he's the slowest and weakest. While the others all have modes of transportation (Robin has his motorcycle or being carried by Starfire, Raven can fly, and Cyborg has the T-Car), his animal forms rely on his stamina.... which depending on which animal form he picks, can vary wildly. It even goes into ShownTheirWork territory when he does become a cheetah... but quickly runs out of steam, just like in real life.
%%* RescueRomance: [[spoiler: Robin saves Starfire a ''lot''.]]
* ReverseMole: [[spoiler: Robin, when he is [[FaceHeelTurn recruited as Slade's apprentice]] [[SadisticChoice in exchange for his friends' lives.]]]]
%%* RiddleForTheAges:
%%** Who is Red X?
%%** What was in Robin's briefcase?
%%** Who "won" the Tournament of Heroines?
%%** Where are the adult heroes?
%%** What was the deal with [[spoiler:Terra]] in the series finale?
* RidiculouslyCuteCritter:
** The Shalas from the episode "Stranded".
** Beast Boy, [[http://www.khandreia.com/IconHut/BeastBoy-kitty.jpg probably in unlimited ways]]
** [[http://i56.tinypic.com/zo6kc7.jpg Awww, look at the cute widdle...]]
*** [[http://i54.tinypic.com/av37l1.jpg Oh god; ABORT, ABORT!!]]
*** I don't know, [[RedEyesTakeWarning the red eyes tipped me off]].
** It's Raven! [[http://images.wikia.com/teentitans/images/4/46/147.jpg As a BUNNY!]]
-->'''Starfire:''' Awww! You look so cute!
-->'''Bunny!Raven:''' ''(DeathGlare)''
** Silkie too considering he is a large mutated larva that Starfire keeps as a pet.
* RightBehindMe: After Robin left for further training, [[NotSoAboveItAll Raven eventually joins the other Titans in dressing up as Robin.]]
-->'''Raven''': I have to admit, the mask makes me feel...cool. (''blushes'')
-->'''Robin''': The mask makes me feel cool too.
* RiseOfZitboy: Starfire, in the episode "Transformation".
* RocketBoots: Slade's ninja-minions have these. Cyborg does too, but he rarely uses them.
* RousingSpeech: Most memorable is Beast Boy's speech in the Season 5 finale.
-->'''Beast Boy:''' Look, this may not be the perfect team, but it's all we've got. We're the Teen Titans now! If we work together, we can accomplish anything.
* RunningGag:
** Starfire's bad English and being unaccustomed to Earth culture.
** Robin is short and wears a lot of hair gel.
** Cyborg's car being destroyed or damaged.
** Silkie becomes one in most of the episodes after "Can I Keep Him".
%%* {{Ruritania}}
%%** [Eastern] Zandia; only mentioned in "Crash".
%%** Also Terra's home country, Markovia, which was revealed in the comics.

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%%* SadClown: [[spoiler: Beast Boy in the future.]] More like Beast Boy, period.
%%* SamusIsAGirl: Sarasim.
%%* SassyBlackWoman: Bumblebee is immune to mind control because "There ain't a man alive that can tell me what to do".
%%* ScaledUp: Malchior.
%%* ScaryShinyGlasses: The first clue that "Bob" in "Employee of the Month" is a little off.
* ScreamingWarrior:
** Everyone gets a turn, often when making their first move in any given battle.
** Robin. Every time he ''moves''.
* ScrewDestiny: Raven's ongoing fight against a prophecy that she will aid her demon father in destroying the world. [[spoiler:Which she loses, but then turns it around in a CrowningMomentofAwesome.]]
** Starfire had one of these moments at the end of ''How Long Is Forever?''
* ScriptWank: Lampshaded! After defeating Control Freak, Robin states that the lesson this week was to not watch too much TV... until he's reminded that they only won ''because'' Beast Boy watches too much TV, thereby deliberately [[SpoofAesop smashing the Aesop into tiny little pieces.]]
* SealedEvilInACan: Trigon in season four, where his daughter Raven becomes his portal into the world, allowing him to turn every creature in the biosphere [[TakenForGranite into stone]] and cover the planet in lava.
%%** The dragon Malchior in an earlier episode qualifies, sealed in one of Raven's spellbooks.
* SecondPersonAttack: Frequent. Cyborg does it in the title sequence.
* SelfDeprecation: Robin's "This Show Will Rot Your Brain" rant in "Don't Touch That Dial" could be taken as against ''the cartoon itself''!
* SeriesFauxnale: Season 4's three-part finale, ''"[[MeaningfulName The End.]]"''
%%* ShadowArchetype
%%** Slade and Red X to Robin
%%** Terra and Jinx to Raven
%%** Blackfire to Starfire
%%** Gizmo to Cyborg
%%** 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.
* ShapedLikeWhatItSells: The balcony of the pizzeria is shaped like a slice of pizza when seen from above. The floor is the cheese and the tables are the pepperoni.
* ShapeshifterShowdown: Beast Boy vs. Genetically-modified Adonis.
* SharedUniverse: Downplayed with the DCAU. While the show was originally written with its own continuity, the restrictions loosened slightly near the end -- while it's not ''officially'' in continuity, there are little {{Mythology Gag}}s like Kid Flash's appearance in Season 5 with DCAU Wally West's voice actor. ''Justice League Unlimited'' answers by having the ''Teen Titans''-original Kid Flash costume in the Flash museum, and even went so far as to have a brief GuestStar appearance by Speedy with the same voice actor and costume from ''Teen Titans''.
* SheCleansUpNicely
** Starfire is ''staggering'' in an evening dress and OperaGloves.
** Robin looks very nice in a tuxedo.
* SheIsNotMyGirlfriend: Said by Robin and then gleefully deconstructed in "Stranded", as it leads to Starfire being so upset that she is unable to use her powers. He chalks it up to her not understanding what a girlfriend is. She demonstrates that she understands perfectly.
** They had ridden a Ferris Wheel together as she ate cotton candy (season 1), and she called him "my boy" in the boyfriend sense while angry in "Date With Destiny" (2x06), which was promptly followed by a slowdance after the two were declared King and Queen of Prom. Robin also has several SaveThePrincess moments in "Betrothed" (3x03), including scaling the side of a massive castle to get to Star. "Stranded" is in Season 4. No wonder Starfire considered them to be in a sort of relationship.
** Subverted in "Date with Destiny", when Robin yells at Cyborg that Kitten is not his girlfriend. Subverted in that Robin ''did not'' like Kitten in any way, shape, or form.
* ShipTease: TONS of it between Robin and Starfire before they "officially" got together in TheMovie.
%%** Most of "Lightspeed".
** Some instances for Beast Boy and Raven. Notably, the ending of "Spellbound" and most of "The Beast Within".
* ShonenHair: Robin, probably to invoke an "anime" look more than anything.
* ShooTheDog: Starfire with Silkie.
* ShoutOut: So many, they've been moved to [[ShoutOut/TeenTitans their own page]].
* ShutUpHannibal: The exchange between Slade and Robin in "Masks".
* ShutUpKiss: How Starfire "learned" her English.
** Also somewhat a subtle SmoochOfVictory as she kisses Robin after he frees her from her restraints.
** Also Starfire to Robin in the movie.
* SiblingRivalry: Starfire and Blackfire. Oh. So. Much.
* SidekickGlassCeiling
** Though not a sidekick, Beast Boy.
** Also denied -- Comicdom's best-known sidekick leads the team.
* SixthRangerTraitor: [[spoiler: Terra]]
* SixtyFiveEpisodeCartoon: More of a subversion, though. The series was expected to end with ''52'' episodes. Season 5 was just as much a surprise to production as it was to fans.
* SlasherSmile:
** Raven when her demonic side first surfaced during the Dr. Light fight in "Nevermore".
** Terra also cracked a few of these during "Aftershock Part 1".
** Brother Blood gave a lot of these too, particularly notably in "Titans East Part 2" as he's ''tearing Cybrog limb from limb.''
* SlidingScaleOfSillinessVersusSeriousness: The whole show ''dances a jig'' up and down this. Take, for example, season three, where you've got an episode that's basically one of the most brutal, drawn out mind rapes ever put to WesternAnimation, very close in production order to an absurd story about Cyborg accidentally downloading a virus and ''trying to eat every inanimate object in sight''.
* SmartPeoplePlayChess: Raven and Cyborg, the two smartest Titans, play chess with each other in one episode; [[TheChessmaster the Brain]] and [[GeniusBruiser Monsieur Mallah]] also appear fond of the game. Cyborg even puts "Chess with Raven" into his daily Schedule.
* SmellySkunk: Beast Boy uses this as an attack once, unlike most examples in this trope there isn't an actual gas cloud shown, but there is a fart sound effect.
* SomethingPerson: Beast Boy, Aqualad, Gill Girl in the tie-in comics.
* SoundtrackDissonance: With the H.I.V.E. demonstration in the very first episode.
* SpiderLimbs
** Gizmo
** One-shot villain Fang, who ''has a spider for a head!''
* SpinoffBabies: A similar case to ''WesternAnimation/XMenEvolution'': the original comicbook began with a team of teenagers, but most of the team members in the TV series first appeared as adults.
* SquishyWizard: Raven is not nearly as squishy as she could be, seeing as she has at least some martial arts moves, but she's still the most vulnerable to direct physical attack of anyone on the team, and if her spellcasting is interrupted the effect will usually fizzle (or worse, go haywire).
* SssssnakeTalk: The snake guardian in ''The Quest''.
* StatusQuoIsGod
* StealthPun:
-->'''Robin:''' Cardiac, you're under arrest!
** At the end of the theme song, to go along with the anime influences and the fact that Ami Yumi are the singers of the theme song, at the end the count to 5, but instead of saying "five," they say "go" at the end. This flies over the heads of those who don't know Japanese where [[DontExplainTheJoke "five" translates to "go"]] in their native language.
* StepIntoTheBlindingFight: For Robin in an episode he went on a quest and one of the trials was to fight a blind snake in his own element, a dark cave with zero light. He eventually has to learn to try and stop seeing his enemy and start hearing and ''feeling'' where the master is.
* StevenUlyssesPerhero: Slade's name is a pretty interesting case. His comic-book name, Deathstroke the Terminator is rejected by the bigwigs at Creator/CartoonNetwork because [[NeverSayDie saying death is a big no-no]] and the fact that "Terminator" is still copyright from [[TheAhnold Governor Arnie.]] As a result, the producers picked his actual name, Slade Wilson. And the weirdest thing is ''that it works.'' Deathstroke sounds like a hitman's name, which works in the original comics because he's a mercenary.
* StillWearingTheOldColors: Beast Boy still wears the outfit of his old group. He ditches the mask after Cyborg calls it goofy, but that's about it.
** Supposedly Robin is still wearing the uniform from his "old job".
* StockDinosaurs: Beast Boy's prehistoric animal forms have been ''TyrannosaurusRex'', [[RaptorAttack raptor]] (two kinds), ''Triceratops'', ''Stegosaurus'', ''Apatosaurus'', ''Ankylosaurus'', ''[[PteroSoarer Pteranodon]]'', woolly mammoth, ''Smilodon'', and giant ground sloth. In "The End: Part 3", Beast Boy's evil clone turns into a ''Spinosaurus'' (as a ShoutOut to ''Film/JurassicParkIII''). A herd of ''Parasaurolophus'' also appears in "Kole".
* StolenGoodReturnedBetter: The Hive takes over the Titans' (filthy) Tower. By the time the Titans retake it, the Hive have cleaned it up and alphabetized their [=CDs=]. The Titans are [[SubvertedTrope appalled]], since now they can't find anything and they were saving [[ItCameFromTheFridge that blue mold.]] But they did find the remote!
* StoryArc: Each Season had one.
** The first season focused on the Teen Titans figuring out who Slade is and thwarting his schemes, eventually learning that he wanted to bring Robin over to the dark side.
** The second season revolved around Terra, her acceptance as a member of the Titans, and her eventual betrayal of the team to Slade.
** The third season's main story arc dealt with Cybrog coming to terms with himself and Brother Blood's schemes as the season's ArcVillain.
** The fourth season was about Raven's father Trigon forming an allegiance with Slade and conspiring to get Raven to fulfill the prophecy of Trigon's arrival into our dimension and bring about TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt.
** The fifth and final season had a lot of focus on Beast Boy learning to be more mature and accepting that things change as well as the Brotherhood of Evil's plan to take out the Teen Titans.
* StrongAsTheyNeedToBe: The show is fairly notorious for this. Raven, Beast Boy, and Starfire are very powerful titans but will be subjected to TheWorfEffect if the situation calls for it.
%%* StylishProtectionGear: The team has protection outfits that still look good.
%%* SugaryMalice: Mother Mae-Eye.
%%* SuperDeformed: Mostly as sight gags. And would Larry count?
%%* SuperHero: Hmmů
%%* SuperHeroOrigin: Oddly, not featured until the fourth-to-last episode of the series.
* SuperStrength: Cyborg. Starfire beats him in this department, though.
* SuperpowerLottery: Raven, Brother Blood, and [[spoiler:Slade while working for Trigon]] all seem to develop five or six new abilities in every alternate scene. Their typical powers are also pretty damn out-there. It's probably a sign when quite a few of Raven's episodes ("Switched", "Fear Itself", "Bunny Raven", "The End") feature her losing her powers in some way. And of course, her teleport-through-shadows power is only remembered when it suits the plot; if the Teen Titans need to be impeded in escaping a situation, the teleportation ability won't even come up.
** Jinx's powers seem to let her do anything as long as its considered "bad luck" for the target, ''anything''. This can be as simple as causing small explosions or electronic mishaps, to telekinetically dismantling the chair they are sitting on, to causing the ground itself to break apart so water mains can just so happen to burst out right into the person's face. Her powers definitely made her stand out among her comrades, who were just a [[SuperStrength Super Strong Guy]] and a TechnoWizard.
* SurpriseCreepy: "Fear Itself". It starts off very light-hearted with Control Freak, one of the goofiest, least threatening villains the series has...and then becomes a horror story about Raven not admitting her fear, causing monsters to run amok the Tower.
* SurroundedByIdiots: In the episode "Lightspeed", Jinx remarks "I don't know why I hang around with you nitwits." [[spoiler:By the end of the episode, she's done hanging around with those nitwits]].
* SwarmOfRats: Occurs as Starfire's "demise" in the episode "Fear Itself".
%%* SweatDrop
* SwissArmyAppendage: Cyborg's arms (and possibly most of his body) qualifies.
* SwissArmyHero: Beast Boy. Well, he can be whatever (Animal) you need him to be.
* SwissArmyWeapon: Robin with his discs and Speedy with his arrows. See-More's eye can change into many different kinds of weapons or tools, from a heat laser to bludgeoning projectiles, to x-ray vision and even a blimp... unclear if See-more is more of a case of a ''weapon'' or a ''[[SwissArmyAppendage body part]]'' though.
** Cyborg's arm can cycle through sonic cannon, blowtorch, and pretty much an entire toolbox.
* TacticalRockPaperScissors: In "The End pt.II", Starfire, Beast Boy and Cyborg cannot beat their respective clones. So they switch and face each other's clones instead.[[spoiler: Needless to say, they win]].
* TakenForGranite: [[spoiler:Terra in "Aftershock Part 2"]] and [[spoiler:the entire world in "The End"]].
* TakingTheBullet: How [[spoiler:Terra takes out Starfire-with a boulder aimed at Robin]].
* TalkingToThemself: Billy Numerous has a habit of holding conversations with his clones.
* TheTeam:
** The original team consists of Robin, Cyborg, Beast Boy, Raven, and Starfire. While their team consists of five members, they each develop in such a way that they aren't consistently in one role, except for Robin and Starfire that is.
*** Robin is TheLeader, though being a teen himself, he is headstrong. He's led the team into and out of trouble and is a constant inspiration for the team to get through fights and to deal with their problems.
*** Cyborg, depending on which part of the series, is TheLancer, but also TheBigGuy who's a GadgeteerGenius to boot. More specifically, he's a personality {{Foil}} to Robin, but he's more of a BestFriend rather than a [[TheRival rival]]. He's the NumberTwo on the team. Moreover, while Robin fights mostly through melee attacks and is more of a martial artist, Cyborg usually attacks with his ranged weaponry and is more of a street fighter. His robot body gives him more physical strength and access to a variety of weapons, too. All of this puts him as both TheLancer and TheBigGuy at times.
*** Beast Boy's primary role in the team is the PluckyComicRelief, but he's got a trickster personality as well. He can transform into small or practical creatures for infiltration purposes as well as giant or strong creatures for fighting purposes. As such, he's also the PintSizedPowerhouse of the team.
*** Raven is, at times, TheLancer and, at other times, TheSmartGuy. When Robin gets too hot-headed, she can act as a calming influence on him, though she also has this effect on other teammates when life becomes too stressful for them. She contrasts with each of her teammates in different ways, whether that's the magic-oriented thinking, or her serious demeanor, or her maturity -- contrasting Cyborg, Beast Boy, and Starfire respectively. When it comes to anything magic-related, she fills the role of TheSmartGuy.
*** Starfire is TheChick. She's a naive [[NiceGuy Nice Girl]] who is the reason this team formed in the first place. When she travels to a BadFuture, she learns that she is the team's reason for staying together through thick and thin, and throughout the series, she's the team member most concerned with friendship and staying connected. She's also a GirlyBruiser.
** Titans East consists of five members, but two of them act as TheDividual. Bumblebee acts as TheLeader, whereas Speedy is TheLancer. The former is more cooperative and collaborative whereas the latter likes to tease his teammates and is short tempered. Aqualad acts more in the role of TheSmartGuy, being a super genius and is a tactics-oriented fighter. Meanwhile, Mas y Menos are TheDividual and are the strongest fighters on the team and reliant on brute force and momentum, making them collectively TheBigGuy.
%%* TeamPet: [[spoiler:Silkie]]
%%* TeamShot
%%* TeamTitle
* TheTeaser: Nearly every episode features a scene before the opening theme.
* TechnoBabble: Usually Cyborg, but even Robin gets some moments.
** And we can't forget Beast Boy's 'knowledge' when it comes to all things sci-fi.
* TechnoWizard: Cyborg and Gizmo.
* TerribleTrio: The HIVE kids. [[DarkActionGirl Jinx]] is the leader, with [[GadgeteerGenius Gizmo]] and [[DumbMuscle Mammoth]] working with her. They're pretty dangerous on their own if they put their minds to it, but generally need a higher-up to scare them into that level of competence -- [[BigBad Slade]] in their first appearance and [[PsychicPowers Brother]] [[NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast Blood]] later. Ultimately they strike out on their own, but without TheManBehindTheMan they become joke villains. [[spoiler:And then Jinx finally gets fed up with that and does a HeelFaceTurn.]]
* ThemeTune: "When there's trouble you know who to call, TEEN TITANS! From their tower they can see it all...!" Cyborg sang his own variation at one point. ("When there's trouble you know what to dooooooooooooooo! CALL CYBORG! He can shoot a rocket from his shooooooooooooe! 'CAUSE HE'S CYBORG! Dodadadodo, somethin' like that! Nananana, BIG FLUFFY CAT! That's right!")
** See it [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RyGx3m1gPZI&feature=related here]] and laugh.
** The tune was also used as a cue. If Music/PuffyAmiYumi sing in Japanese, you're getting one of the wacky, goofy episodes. If they sing in English, it's a more serious episode. The only exception to this rule was the first Raven-centric episode, "Nevermore".
*** And if ''Larry'' sings it, it's WhatDoYouMeanItWasntMadeOnDrugs.
** In the Movie, not only is a translated to Japanese and back to English version sung by Beast Boy during a Karaoke scene, but also in the credits of said Movie, each of the five main characters sing (or in Raven's case, deadpans in a way that you KNOW she must be trying to look away from everyone) at least two lines.
* ThereAreNoTherapists: One wonders how society is okay with a group of teenagers with no parental figures involving themselves in horrific violence every day without any support, except from each other. Also, each Titan has an extremely dark past which quite obviously still affects them and even interferes with their work sometimes, yet they don't try to seek help in any way, and in the case of most of them, simply try to bottle it all up.
* ThinkingUpPortals: Herald helps Beast Boy and the other surviving Titans in "Titans Together". He can open up a portals with his trumpet, which he then carries them in a PocketDimension while he innocently slips by the Brain's perimeters. He's so harmless looking that the villains just think he's a random person walking through the area. During the ensuing battle, he also randomly helps others out by opening portals for others to jump through or redirect attacks.
* ThroatLight: Raven in "Spellbound".
* TokenMinority: The Teen Titans {{avert|edTrope}} this. We have Robin the white guy, Cyborg the black guy, Starfire the orange alien, Raven the gray demonic hybrid, and green Beast Boy. Considering that they have a habit of meeting minority villains and allies, this show averts this trope pretty well.
* TookALevelInBadass
** [[ButtMonkey Dr. Light]], of all people, takes one in "Kole", by virtue of having a better plan than usual, and having ''very'' [[SwissArmySuperpower loose limits]] on what can be done with "light-based" powers. He loses the level with his inevitable defeat by episode's end, however.
** Control Freak takes a level in TV badass (not that it makes him any less dorky in the script) in "Don't Touch That Dial", and tops it off with "IKnowKarate".
* TotallyRadical: Beast Boy, Cyborg, and especially Gizmo were the worst offenders.
* TownGirls: Starfire is the sweet, naive, girly one (femme), Raven is the level-headed bookworm (neither), and Terra is the tomboyish new girl (butch).
* TraitorShot: Guess.
* TrappedInTVLand: Season 4, episode 1. Positively {{Troperiffic}}.
* TrappedInVillainy: In the first season finale, Slade forces Robin to become his apprentice and turn on his comrades, or else they will die.
* {{Trekkie}}: Beastboy. It was actually helpful in the TV Land episode to defeat Control Freak.
* TrojanPrisoner: Season 5, "Titans Together" - easy to pull off with [[BodySurf Jericho's ability]].
* TrueCompanions: The team. Raven even says they are her family.
* TVNeverLies
* TwentyPercentMoreAwesome: Subverted in the episode "Only Human." Since Cyborg is, well, a cyborg, the machine part of him can measure how much effort he's actually putting in.
* TwoAliasesOneCharacter: [[spoiler: Robin and Red X]]. Although, another person did adopt the Red X persona in a later episode.
* UglyGuysHotDaughter: Raven to Trigon and Kitten to Killer Moth. They're both powerful evil monstrous beings (Trigon being a large red demon and Killer Moth being an actual large moth), while their daughters are both pretty.
* UglyGuyHotWife: Trigon and Arella, Raven's parents. He's a huge red demon with multiple eyes; while Arella is a beautiful young woman. Kitten and her boyfriend Fang fit also. She's a pretty blonde, with [[BrattyTeenageDaughter a nasty attitude to boot]]; while Fang is a human/spider mutant, but he only wants to develop his relationship more with Kitten.
* UnexplainedRecovery: The show uses this a few times to varying degrees. The most blatant example is the second season finale, [[Recap/TeenTitansS2E12AftershockPartOne "After]][[Recap/TeenTitansS2E13AftershockPartTwo shock"]], where Terra hunts down and seemingly kills all five Titans. Her methods range from NoOneCouldSurviveThat deaths to smashing Robin with a boulder at point-blank range, at which point it immediately cuts to her kicking his crest across the floor to Slade, implying that yes, there was even a body, and she pulled it off. And then they all show up underground looking little the worse for wear and ready for round two.
** Along with [[spoiler: Terra herself. [[MindScrew Maybe. Possibly. I think?]]]]
** Matched (if not topped) by the fifth season premiere, where the Doom Patrol falls one by one as they fight their way to the Brain's lair, except not really.
** [[spoiler: Red Star]] shows up among the numerous allies who come to the Titan's aid in the penultimate episode, even though he died by turning into a supernova in his introductory episode.
* UnflinchingWalk: Robin has a "cool guys don't look at explosions" moment, even though there's no explosion and he crouches instead of walks.
* UngratefulBastard: Val Yor to Starfire, then to the rest of the Titans when they stood beside her.
* UnorthodoxSheathing: Robin pulls out two Birdarangs at several points in the show's run and makes a sword out of them.
* TheUnreveal
** Robin's attache case in "All Revved Up".
** Also, whether the [[spoiler:schoolgirl was really Terra]] in the series finale, and if so, [[spoiler: how she lost her memory...or if she really did lose it at all.]] This is explored somewhat more in an issue of ''Teen Titans Go!''
** Also, anytime Slade's mask gets knocked off something happens to make sure we don't see his face (in Apprentice II he managed to cover it with his hand before more than a silhouette could be seen, and in The End II his face was just an undead skull).
** In "Final Exam", we only hear the final sentence of Robin and Starfire's conversation as they enter the living room:
-->'''Starfire:''' ...and that is the secret to traveling faster than light!
** Raven's backstory gets one is "Switched" when she and Starfire have to know about each other's powers.
-->'''Raven:''' I was born in a place called Azarath...
** 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.
** In ''Trouble in Tokyo'', when Robin needs to ditch his superhero persona because he was framed for a crime, you think you will finally see his eyes, but nope, now he's got big 'ol shades.
*** Actually, we DO get to see his eyes for a second, when Robin and Star's moment gets interrupted by the rest of the team. Of course, they're only specks because the animation goes haywire, but still.
** Red X's identity and how he knew about the suit in the first place.
*** One of the ''New Teen Titans'' shorts lampshades the WildMassGuessing on the subject of his identity, and the majority consensus as well. That, Red X is [[ComicBook/RedHoodAndTheOutlaws Jason Todd]].
* UnusualEuphemism: Gizmo works in these like other people work in oils or clay. ''What the hairball?!''
* UnusualDysphemism: Starfire is full of these.
-->'''Starfire:''' ''(putting a flower on Robin's lapel)'' I believe on such occasions, it is customary to wear a dead plant?
* VagueAge: It goes with the series lack of showing anything of the heroes personal lives.
* ValuesDissonance: In-universe example. In "Betrothed", Robin is appalled by the idea of Starfire having an arranged marriage, but Raven responds by asking if the Titans have any right to question Tamaranian culture. The issue's rendered moot anyway, since it turns out Starfire was lied to and she didn't have to marry anyone at all. Besides, Robin was complaining for [[GreenEyedMonster other reasons.]]
* VariableTerminalVelocity
* VariationsOnAThemeSong
** Teen Titans had its theme song sung in Japanese at least once per season. ''Usually'', hearing the Japanese cover meant that the episode would be of a more comedic nature.
** There was also a one-time rendition of the song by an alternate-reality Robin (aka "Larry"), also in Japanese.
* VerbThis:
-->'''Slade''': All he needs is a little motivation.
-->'''Robin''': Motivate THIS!
* VerySpecialEpisode: "Troq" (racism), "Overdrive" (addiction) and "The Beast Within" (Steroid abuse).
* VillainessesWantHeroes
** Kitten demands that Robin take her to the prom, or she'll unleash mutant insects on the city. Robin is not happy. [[ShipTease Neither is Starfire.]]
** Blackfire also flirts heavily with Robin in her debut appearance; however, this seems to be more about making Starfire angry than an indication of real interest on her part, as she doesn't even interact with Robin at all when she shows up again.
* VillainTakesAnInterest: Slade and Robin, Brother Blood and Cyborg, Slade and Terra.
* VillainTeleportation: Red X
* VillainousRescue: [[spoiler: Slade]] in Part 3 of "The End".
* VileVillainSaccharineShow: The show always got darker whenever Trigon showed up, and the same could almost always be said of Slade.
* VisibleToBelievers: In one episode, Raven guards three super powered children all the while telling the oldest one her imaginary friend isn't real but at the end of the episode he's what saved all their lives.
* VoicesAreMental: In "Switched", when Raven and Starfire switch bodies, they still have their original voices.
** "Fractured" featured some {{Mind Screw}}y variant where Beast Boy, Raven and Cyborg briefly spoke in Raven, Cyborg and Starfire's voices, respectively, after snatching the other party's mouths off their faces.
* VolumetricMouth: Expect to see this in arguments.
* WaifFu: Starfire may be cute and beautiful, but she packs super-strength. She even beat Cyborg in terms of sheer strength, showing she was capable of lifting at least FOUR TIMES the weight Cyborg was struggling with, and with ONE ARM.
** "I am sorry to disappoint, but I am stronger than I look."
* WasItReallyWorthIt: In the Robin vs. Speedy fight during the episode "Winner Take All", Robin wins, but snaps Speedy's bow while doing so, in what had been a friendly match. After Robin celebrates his victory, Speedy asks this before being teleported away. An odd example, as both Robin and Speedy had both explicitly expressed that they'd do anything to win, and Speedy's bow didn't seem particularly irreplaceable (in fact, it inexplicably is repaired by the end of the episode).
* WasntThatFun: One episode has Raven forced to take three little kids who are potential superheroes to a safe place to stop them from being kidnapped by the Brotherhood of Evil. At one point, she and the kids are trying to escape from Monsieur Mallah by riding in a cable-car, and the wire snaps. They go plummeting down the mountain in the car, which eventually crashes, but the kids land harmlessly in the snow. The two who can talk both promptly sit up and scream, "Again! Again!" Raven's reply? "NO AGAIN."
* WaveMotionGun: In "The End: Part 1". As a last resort, Cyborg hooks himself up to the Tower's electricity supply and proceeds to [[TelescopingRobot arm a truckload of hidden equipment]]. This culminates in [[GunsAkimbo double blasts]] from two massive sonic cannons, spiriting several hundred fire demons back to Hell. Probably bumped up the episode's [[HolyShitQuotient HSQ]] considerably.
** In "Go" it turns out that the Gordanians also have this on their ship.
-->'''Robin''': (to Starfire) You fight me, you kiss me, but you never stop to mention they have a giant particle weapon!?
* WeakWilled
** Beast Boy, a real hazard whenever Mad Mod rolls around.
** Also Terra [[spoiler: until Beast Boy tells her that she doesn't have to let Slade control her]].
** Averted with Bumblebee and Cyborg against Brother Blood; old guy never stood a chance.
* WeldTheLock: Starfire does this in the third episode.
* WhamEpisode
** For good writing, "Aftershock".
** For something more epic, "The End".
** Also, "Apprentice" in season 1 shocked people with how dark it was, back when the show was new and hadn't established itself yet as a serious show.
** "Things Change", the GrandFinale, due to Terra's unexpected return after 3 seasons of being presumed truly gone aand rarely mentioned (twice in between her demise and the finale) and her apparently amnesia which nobody expected to happen
* WhatHappenedToTheMouse:
** At the end of the TrappedInTVLand episode Cyborg has brought a soap opera star back to reality with him. What happens to her is never explained. Then again, how she got there is never explained, either...
** In Season 5, what happened to the Doom Patrol in the finale? Their leader was shown to be obsessed with taking down the Brain, you'd think they'd know when [[spoiler: the Brain made a move as big as capturing the Titans en masse]] and they'd do something about it.
** Pay close attention to Slade's butler in the pilot, for he is never seen again. (He does make a brief appearance in [[ComicBook/TeenTitansGo the comic]] as a victim of Ravager, but his relationship to Slade is never elaborated on.)
*** He does exist and have a backstory in the main comics, though- his name is Wintergreen, and he's a relatively minor character. He appeared with the rest of the villains in "Titans Together".
** Wonder Girl appears on the Wheel in "Titans Together", but never appears in the episode. Due to contract problems, Wonder Woman and her supporting cast weren't allowed to appear in shows she wasn't a main character of at the time. No Wonder Woman, no Wonder Girl. This doesn't apply to comics, and they somehow sorted this problem out by the time Young Justice came around.
* WhatMeasureIsANonHuman: Whether or not you think the episode "Troq" is a BrokenAesop hinges on whether you consider robots to be sentient creatures.
* WhenSheSmiles: Raven. Occasionally, this is a sign that something's horribly, horribly wrong... Or something truly wonderful has happened.
* WhiteVoidRoom: Raven's chamber in "How Long Is Forever?"
%%* WideEyesAndShrunkenIrises
* WipeThatSmileOffYourFace: Parodied in "Fractured". After Larry breaks his magic finger, weird stuff happens. One of which is that Beast Boy loses his mouth.
* WillTheyOrWontThey: Robin and Starfire.
* WitchWithACapitalB: Very memorably used by Terra against Raven.
* WolverineClaws: Cheshire from Season 5's finale sports these.
* WordSaladLyrics: [[http://www.animelyrics.com/jpop/puffyamiyumi/teentitansjp.htm The Japanese theme song.]] It's ''not'' a translation of the theme song, to put it simply.
-->''Today we'll uphold traffic laws! TEEN TITANS!''
-->''We'll eat anything without preference! TEEN TITANS!''
-->''Earthquakes, thunder, fire, Dad''
-->''Language Arts, Arithmetics, Science, Social Studies''
-->''We're not afraid of anything''
* WorldHealingWave: At the end of Season 4.
* WorldLimitedToThePlot: With a couple episodes being exceptions, used with full force until Season 5. A good example of this is that despite Robin, Aqualad, Speedy, and Kid Flash being characters, we never even hear the hero names of their adult counterparts mentioned. We also never hear Robin's real name, though it's implied a couple of times to be Dick Grayson.
* WrenchWench: Raven, of all people, though its easy to miss. Terra has this aesthetic, but isn't.
* XCalledTheyWantTheirYBack: In "Revved Up", Ding Dong Daddy taunts Cyborg with "The junkyard called! They want their scrapheap back!".
* XtremeKoolLetterz: Kyd Wykkyd seems to have a serious aversion to the letter I.
* YankTheDogsChain: Terra's now an official Teen Titan, made friends with her teammates and even [[PuppyLove had a little romance with Beast Boy.]] You thought she's going to be [[BreakoutCharacter a permanent character]], right? WRONG. [[spoiler:As it turns out, after the debut appearance, she seeks Slade's help, and even give out vital information to him into order for Slade to send his robot minions to attack Titans Tower]]. For once, we should have actually ''believed'' Raven's instincts.
* [[SideEffectsInclude Yes But What Does Zataproximetacine Do?]]: In the TrappedInTVLand episode. The product is Zinthos, from the makers of Azarath and Metrion, and it gives you [[StrongAsTheyNeedToBe what you need, exactly when you need it]].
* YouAreAlreadyDead: Robin does the DiagonalCut version on an [[ItMakesSenseInContext animated cardboard samurai monster]] in "Fear Itself".
* YouDidntAsk: The True Master when Robin asks why [[spoiler:she]] didn't say who [[spoiler:she]] really was.
* YouWouldntLikeMeWhenImAngry: Raven is easily the most powerful Titan, but makes it clear that she has to avoid strong emotions or risk losing control of her powers. She proves this by administering a couple good {{Curb Stomp Battle}}s through the series (see Dr. Light in "Nevermore" and Slade in "Prophecy") when sufficiently angered. Typically this terrifies the crap out of everybody, ''including'' herself.
** 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. She must be pretty scary....
*** Or, as mentioned above, [[ComicBook/IdentityCrisis he's having emotional flashbacks]] [[FridgeHorror to an event he cannot remember.]]
** Beast Boy, [[BewareTheNiceOnes of all people]], is the runner-up in sheer scariness. In "Betrayal", he gets serious and nearly kills Slade while protecting Terra, relenting only after Slade {{Mind Screw}}s them both. Then there's "The Beast Within," where mystery chemicals and fits of anger turn him into a ridiculously fast and powerful man-beast, showing what can happen when he stops being the PluckyComicRelief and how much damage he's really capable of doing. In season four's finale, he even manages this transformation ''willingly.'' In "Things Change", he beats the living daylights out of Slade for suggesting that Terra wants to forget her past. Of course, it turns out to be ActuallyADoombot, but considering the damage taken by Slade...
** [[BewareTheNiceOnes Starfire]] is another example, as seen in the episode "Go!". After escaping her captors and fleeing to Earth, she goes on a berserker rampage, nearly destroying the entire city (didn't help there was a language barrier with herself and everyone else at the time). The other four Titans were barely able to stop her, and that was when she STILL had on her ridiculously heavy handcuffs meant to keep her subdued. Just imagine how much damage she could have done if they weren't on. Starfire only stopped when Robin offered to get the cuffs off.
** All of the Titans have this to some degree, if they get the right BerserkButton pushed.
* YourMindMakesItReal: "Haunted", when Robin is haunted by hallucinations of Slade, Raven enters his mind and tries to calm him down by showing there is no one there - only for the hallucination to strike again and leaving Raven with a sore jaw.. And "Fear Itself", though in this case, it's just Raven's mind for everyone.
* ZergRush: About the only thing [[MesACrowd Billy Numerous]] can do. There's also Slade's attack with an army of fire-demons in the fourth season finale.

->''"Titans, go!"''
-->-- Robin