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Silver Age (1964-1969)
Aqualad / Tempest
Abilities: Aquatic adaptation, super-strength, telepathy, super-senses, sorcery, water manipulationSee the Aquaman character sheet for more info.
Kid Flash / The Flash III
AKA: Wally West
Abilities: Super-speedSee the Flash character sheet for more info.
Robin / Nightwing / Batman III
AKA: Dick Grayson
Abilities: Martial arts master, detective skills, acrobaticsSee Nightwing for more info.
Speedy / Arsenal / Red Arrow
AKA: Roy Harper
Abilities: Master archer and gunslingerSee the Green Arrow character sheet for more info.
Wonder Girl / Troia / Wonder Woman III
AKA: Donna Troy
Abilities: Super-strength, flight, heightened reflexesSee the Wonder Woman character sheet for more.
Bronze Age (1970-1979)
AKA: Karen Beecher-Duncan
Abilities: Flight, sonic blasts, electric "stings", insect-like size (after Infinite Crisis)
- Action Girlfriend: Meant to become one for Mal, with more love for the superhero job than he does.
- Animal-Themed Superbeing: Initially just had the alias of Bumblebee, but her later appearances had her at a tiny size as well. Her animated incarnation even displays what appeared to be natural wings and shrinking powers.
- Captain Ersatz: Essentially bears some similarity to Janet Van-Dyne/Wasp from Marvel Comics Avengers with her powers and costume, although Karen's shrinking was only introduced in the cartoon (and her later comic self was permanently shrunk to the size).
- Cool Shades: Had these briefly in her OYL get-up.
- Gadgeteer Genius: She was introduced this way, with her technology skills. A retcon after the first Crisis even stated that she made Mal's Gabriel horn for him.
- Happily Married: As part of the Official Couple with Mal, until their relationship became strained from them being disfigured and they divorced offpanel in Doom Patrol.
- Powered Armor: Had elements in this with her original spandex power suit, but plays this straight in her uniform in the Doom Patrol series. Her exoskeleton enables flight through rapid movement on her wings that are attached to her costume, faster movement and a vibration application allow her sonic disruption. It also acts like a body armor that enhances her strength.
- Power Hair: Has this in her Doom Patrol appearances.
- Ret Canon: Sported her animated counterpart's outfit and hair style (the afro buns) for a time after the One Year Later time jump.
- Retcon: She was originally part of the East Coast team, but Marv Wolfman retconned her in as part of Titans West, as a way of keeping the "fab five" as their own team with everyone else being relegated to the other.
AKA: John Gnaark
Abilities: Super-strength, agility, and intelligence
- Bus Crash: Was never seen again after the '70s Titans series. An offhand mention was then made of him having died, when Marv Wolfman decided to wrap up the whereabouts of the Bronze Age Titans at Donna Troy's wedding.
- Contemporary Caveman: Prior to the Crisis, Gnarrk was a time displaced Neanderthal stranded in the present. Through love and telepathic communication, Lilith teaches him human language and customs.
- Cultured Badass: After his crash course in modern culture, he becomes obsessed with acting like a civilized man, up to using a much fancier and more formal vocabulary than any of the other Titans and even refusing to use his enhanced strength unless in an emergency.
- Human Popsicle: In his past (post-Crisis) a volcanic disturbance threatened Gnarrk. The jewel in his chest protected him by encasing him in ice. Centuries passed, and Gnarrk remained in his ice tomb. During that time, his mind still worked, and Gnarrk dreamed of a better world. He used his abilities to cure disease and control the forces of nature to benefit mankind.
- Noble Savage: Starts out as this, having a good heart but being unable to communicate much with anyone other than Lilith. A crash course in modern culture later, and he becomes a Cultured Badass.
- Official Couple: With Lilith, up until his abrupt (offscreen) death. Post-Crisis, they had a psychic bond in their brief meeting while Lilith was dating Don Hall.
- Telepathy: As a side-effect of being fused with the meteor rock, Gnarrk developed a psychic rapport with Lilith Clay.
- It is possible that the meteor also granted Gnarrk other psionic abilities, but what these powers may have been has never been revealed.
- Time Travel Escape and You Already Changed the Past: In the Pre-Crisis continuity, Mal and Wally accidentally kill him in self-defense after an unexpected trip to the past. They later travel back in time again with the help of stone age wizard to save him from his untimely death in hopes of preserving the past. However, when they're brought back to the future, Gnaark goes back with them, thus making their efforts to keep him alive and in the past all for naught.
The Guardian / Herald / Vox
AKA: Mal Duncan
Abilities: Generates multi-dimensional portals; sonic blasts
- Badass Normal: He was initially just a super-strong boxer in his debut.
- Biblical Allusion: He gets his horn during a vision paralleling that of Jacob, where he wrestles the Angel of Death to a standstill and receives the horn as a reward.
- Chuck Cunningham Syndrome: Vanished from DC titles after a while, and him and Karen were said to have divorced offpanel in the Doom Patrol series.
- Disability Superpower: After his horn exploded in his face and left him mute in "Infinite Crisis", Steel and the Chief of the Doom Patrol fused the parts of the Gabriel's Horn into his body, allowing him to become open portals simply by speaking with a synthesized voice box.
- Happily Married: To Karen, until the whole Infinite Crisis incident and their divorce in Doom Patrol.
- Heroic Second Wind: His Gabriel's Horn invoked this pre-Crisis, being most useful when he was at a disadvantage.
- I Have Many Names: Initially just used "Mal" as his codename, but then took on the suit of the original Guardian after his doubts about being an effective team member. He then briefly used the codename "Hornblower" after acquiring the Gabriel's Horn, but went back to his Guardian identity. Post-Crisis, he was always "Herald", and then became "Vox" when he moved to the Doom Patrol.
- Powered Armor: In his Guardian identity.
- Retcon: Was relegated to being a part of the West team in Post-Crisis continuity, rather than the East team. His first two identities were also retconned away, and the nature of the Gabriel's Horn changed from being magical to being of special technology (and made for him by Karen).
Hawk and Dove
AKA: Hank and Don Hall
Abilities: Heightened strength and agility (both), claws (Hawk)
- Heel–Face Revolving Door: Due to some Executive Meddling, Hank wound up becoming the villain Monarch in Armageddon 2001. He then changed his codename to Extant and killed a number of Justice Society members, as well as attempting to rewrite history. Post-Blackest Night, Hank's on the side of the heroes again, though not all together.
- Heroic Sacrifice: Dove, during Crisis on Infinite Earths. In the actual event, he was disintegrated by the shadow demons. This was retconned in Post-Crisis continuity to him being crushed by falling rubble, so that there would be a body left behind to bury (and confirm his death).
- Incorruptible Pure Pureness: Don was apparently so at peace with his death that his white aura utterly obliterated any Black Lantern rings that tried to reanimate his corpse.
- Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Hawk, in some writers' interpretations. Otherwise, he's more known for being an outright Jerkass.
- Killed Off for Real: Don's death has never been either Retconed or reversed; even 30 years (and a reboot) later, his successor Dawn remains the new Dove and his brother Hank's partner
- Plot-Relevant Age-Up: Underwent this in a guest appearance in The Brave and the Bold in the 1970s. Overlapped with a bit of a Continuity Snarl, as Hank and Don were aged up to being adult men while the rest of the DCU didn't age with them. Wolfman then poked fun at the continuity error in their cameo at Donna Troy's wedding, with the college-aged Hank and Don being baffled when someone had the impression that they were much older.
- Red Oni, Blue Oni: Hawk's Red Oni to Dove's Blue Oni
- Sensitive Guy and Manly Man: Dove and Hawk respectively.
- Sibling Yin-Yang: Hank was generally characterized as a short-tempered and fight-happy loudmouth, with Don being the calmer, more pacifistic, and studious brother.
- Co-creator Steve Skeates expressed some dismay with the Flanderization that quickly set in after the heroes' debut, as Steve Ditko was more apt to writing the stories in Hank's favor and making Don come off too passive and weak, rather than balancing out the brothers' characterizations.
The Joker's Daughter / Harlequin
AKA: Duela Dent
Abilities: Acrobatics, clown-themed gadgets
- Adaptational Villainy: In the New 52 universe, Duela Dent is a psychopathic young woman who took residence in Gotham's underground sewers as a tribal leader going by the name Joker's Daughter. She became obsessed with not only serving The Joker, but also with having his blood course inside of her, so she can truly become his "daughter."
- Deadpan Snarker: In the pre-Crisis continuity, mostly aimed at Roy.
- Fridge Logic: Discussed in-universe in a conversation between Dick Grayson and Duela at Donna Troy's wedding. In the original Duela storyline written by Bob Rozakis, the question of Duela's parentage was eventually resolved with Duela being revealed as Two-Face's daughter sometime after he got married. Much later and under a different writer, Marv Wolfman, at Donna Troy's wedding Dick pointed out that this origin was impossible because Duela was too old for it to be true. Duela was close to Dick's age and Harvey Dent didn't become Two-Face or get married until after Dick Grayson had already become Robin. Duela admonishes Dick for taking so long to figure out such an obvious contradiction.
- Luke, I Am Your Father: Duela claimed she was the daughter of multiple super-villains. Pre-Crisis it was believed she was Two-Face's daughter, until it was revealed that she was too old to be his child. Following Infinite Crisis, it was revealed that Duela comes from Earth-3, and is the daughter of the Jokester (a heroic version of the Joker), Three-Face (a heroic, female version of Two-Face) and the stepdaughter of a heroic Riddler.
- Plot-Relevant Age-Up: A subversion. When she returned during Donna Troy's wedding, she was significantly older (and heavier), to further support that she wasn't Two-Face's daughter. Following Crisis on Infinite Earths, her next appearance was in a mental institution, where her memories as a Titan were met with skepticism because of how old she was. During her next few appearances she was much younger.
- Progressively Prettier: Originally had a clown-like face as part of her costume, with exaggerated jaw and mouth (much the same way The Joker was drawn at the time), and had poofy violet hair. In recent years and flashback sequences, her in-costume appearance was tweaked for her to appear more conventionally attractive, with only white face paint and her hair shown to be sleeker.
- Sexy Jester: Her whole motif, whether she's calling herself the Joker's Daughter or the Harlequin.
- Stuffed into the Fridge: Her death was what started Countdown to Final Crisis. She abducts a teen celebrity from a nightclub, only to be stopped by Jason Todd. She claims that she comes from an alternate Earth and, after escaping, she is killed by a Monitor.
Lilith / Omen
AKA: Lilith Claynote
Abilities: Precognition, telepathy, teleportation
- Brooding Boy, Gentle Girl: With Gnaark.
- C-List Fodder: See below, in the case of Graduation Day. She becomes somehow unable to detect that a Superman android isn't the real deal, and gets her neck snapped when she charges at him and attempts to scratch him.
- Darker and Edgier: Her transition to Omen. However, this was to play up the mystery of her character and the evolution of her psychic abilities to mystical powers. She never once turned into an anti-hero.
- After the New 52, Omen's been revamped as a blind villainess with a revealing outfit and reality-warping powers used for sinister purposes. However, due to the fan backlash, Lilith's appearance was restored closer to her original appearance, though she's been Brought Down to Normal as a result.
- Expy: Became one of Raven in Dan Jurgens' run, due to him not being allowed to use that character. Later writers for her guest appearances (such as the Titans LA story) even had her acting as prim and proper as Raven, completely with the wiggly speech balloons. This faded during her guest stint in Jay Faerber's Titans stories.
- In the New 52, Omen wears a bird-themed costume and seems to be an expy of Dark Raven- as she was also originally intended to be that, before editorial changes hit.
- Fiery Redhead: Subverted, as she was one of the milder personalities on the team.
- Heel–Face Revolving Door: She became evil in the post-Flashpoint Earth, but the next time she's seen in the third annual issue, she's no longer evil nor does she have her powers anymore.
- Luke, I Am Your Father: Pre-Crisis, her birth mother turned out to be Thia of the Titans of Myth, and her birth father was dead due to being immolated by Thia. Post-Crisis, the identity of Lilith's father turned out to be Loren Jupiter, the man who financed the Titans. Her mother has not yet been revealed. Lilith's stated that her psychic abilities were inherited from her mother, and that she's very secretive. Word of God from Dan Jurgens has it that Lilith's mom is a preexisting DC character.
- Mini Dress Of Power: Wore a few variations of this in her time with the Titans (usually in green or pink), although she also preferred other types of civilian clothing. After she became Omen (pre-New 52), she switched to just wearing her red robe, except for a period when she was a guest star in Titans volume 1.
- Official Couple: With Gnaarrk, Pre-Crisis. Post-Crisis, she had feelings for the redesigned (and soon to be deceased) Gnaarrk, but was also dating Don Hall.
- Omniscient Morality License: Behaved like she had one in at least one silver age story, where she placed the other Titans in an illusion that reflected their worst fears in order to help them overcome said fears. She's never called out for it.
- Reincarnation Romance: One silver age story states that she's the reincarnation of Giulietta Capulet, and at the end of the story, she gets with Romeo's reincarnation. However, it's ultimately subverted since she ends up with Gnaark and not Romeo.
- Stuffed In The Fridge: Graduation Day. The characters in story made a bigger deal of Donna Troy's death then her's. It can be argued that her death was what began the thread of mutilation and death being more closely associated with the Teen Titans.
The New Teen Titans (1980-1994)
- Baby Talk: Often spoke in this, due to being a toddler. By the time of his cameos in Devin Grayson's Titans, he spoke a little more coherently and like a slightly older child.
- C-List Fodder: Notable for being a gratuitous death of a child character, even if he was in his hulked-out adult mode at the time. He basically was violently gored through by Superboy Prime's heat vision, after attempting to attack him for beheading his "mama".
- Depending on the Artist: As to how monsterish he might have looked, vs. slightly more humanoid appearances.
- Designer Babies: One of the Wildebeest Society's many unusual test subjects.
- Redeeming Replacement: to the Wildebeest Society
- Stuffed In The Fridge: Died alongside his adopted mother Pantha to serve as character development for his father-figure Red Star. Character development that never happened beyond a single issue of Teen Titans.
Beast Boy / Changeling
AKA: Garfield Logan
Abilities: Animal shapeshifting
- Afraid of Doctors: In Geoff Johns run, Superboy and Beast Boy have a phobia of doctors, due to both of them being experimented on as kids. Beast Boy in particular has a special hatred for needles.
- Amazing Technicolor Population: Always has green skin— until the New 52 reboot, where he has red skin to better connect him to the Red, the metaphysical manifestation of the Animal Kingdom. Later has regained his Green skin.
- Animorphism: He can turn into a green version of any animal (though he can't turn into larger animals without strain) and can speak in any form. This is because he's not limited to turning into animals, are included magical and mythological monsters.
- Berserk Button: Whenever anyone hurts Raven, he goes mad!
- Big Brother Mentor: At least he tries to be.
- Birds of a Feather: With Raven in the New 52.
- Boxing Lessons for Superman: Apparently, just watching Animal Planet allows him to discover new animal forms and the inherent powers they possess.
- Curtains Match the Window: He has green hair and eyes.
- Dark and Troubled Past: Beast Boy is a boy who has suffered many hardships in his life. Both his real parents have passed away, and then his foster mother, whom Garfield became very close to, died in battle along with virtually all of the other Doom Patrol members. He was also part of the team. Also, his foster father was driven mad by a helmet he used to fight enemies.
- Deadpan Snarker
- Depending on the Artist: How animalistic he looks (with features like Pointed Ears and Cute Little Fangs, clawed hands and bare feet, or slitted rather than round pupils) varies with each artist who draws him. How old he looks is also frequently changed, oftentimes looking as young as Bart rather then his actual age.
- Heterosexual Lifepartners: With Cyborg.
- I Just Want to Be Special: He is very attached to his super powers.
- Impossibly Tacky Clothes: His only decent costume was even phased out for one more like his original costume.
- Loveable Sex Maniac: Boy-howdy! In his earliest appearances, he threw himself at nearly anything female. In fact, the second issue of The New Teen Titans has him intentionally inviting the team for a swim in his pool just to trick Donna Troy and Starfire into the skimpiest bikinis he could find.
- In his Bronze Age bios, his relationship status was listed as "desperate."
- Next Tier Power-Up: He awakened the ability to shape shift into mythological and magical animals when protecting Raven from the Wyld. His evil future self who had the same ability implied that he could do it all along but was afraid to do so.
- Primal Stance
- Retcon: Following the One Year Later Time Skip from Infinite Crisis, Beast Boy donned his costume from the cartoon and was given pointy ears and fanged teeth to match his animated counterpart.
- Sad Clown: His constant joking and goofing off are often shown to be a way to distract himself from dwelling on tragedy. This is a character who got his start in Doom Patrol, after all.
- Selective Obliviousness: In the The Judas Contract story, Changeling will always believe that Terra was a Reverse Mole or that she was being controlled by Slade, despite all the evidence of the contrary, including Terra's own explicit remarks.
- Revenge Before Reason: He even kept attacking Slade after all this, blaming him for the death of Terra.
- Sole Survivor: He is the only member of the Ravagers to survive after the cancellation of their book. He and Robotman are the only (relatively sane) survivors of the original Doom Patrol as well.
- Will They or Won't They?: With Raven.
- Official Couple: Settles on this just before the New 52 reboot too. Before that, he had a civilian girlfriend named Jillian, who he had an on-and-off relationship with.
- Vague Age
- Willfully Weak: It is heavily implied multiple times that he restrains himself from shifting into magical and mythological creatures out of fear of losing control of himself. Fittingly since he killed his Trigon spawned Evil Twin in cold blood when pushed to far by turning into an Eldritch Abomination and crushing him between his hands and Madame Rouge by accident when transformed into a chimera.
- You Fight Like a Cow
Cyborg / Cyberion
AKA: Victor Stone
Abilities: Super-strength, invulnerability, technopathy, advanced weaponry, engineering skillsSee his page for more info.
AKA: Joseph Wilson
Abilities: Possession of others
- Archnemesis Dad: He explicitly joined the team to stop Deathstroke, his estranged father.
- Body Surf: What his power amounts to. When eye contact is made, Jericho is able to enter another's body and control their motor functions (except their speech). If the person is unconscious when Jericho enters, he can also speak through them, but retains any speech patterns the person may have (such as an impediment, lisp or accent).
- Camp Straight: Is a sensitive artist who was almost also homosexual, but his creators decided against it in fear of fueling the sensitive artsy gay stereotype. Jericho was instead shown to be a ladies' man and had romantic ties with Raven and Kole.
- The Casanova: Manages to attract quite the women in his time.
- Cute Mute: He was mute due to a stabbing as a child.
- Eye Scream: At the end of "Deathtrap" in Titans vol. 2. He got better, at any rate (with a previously-unheard of ability to regrow the eyes).
- Green Eyes: Contact!
- Hand Signals: These are a necessity, due to the mute factor. Perez also insisted on utilizing them for the character in lieu of constant thought bubbles and internal monologues, allowing the readers to pay more attention to Jericho's hand signs and body language.
- Heel–Face Revolving Door: Has it just as bad, if not worst, as Raven. He started out good but was driven insane by evil spirits from Raven's father's home dimension. After his father killed him to stop his rampage Jericho clung to existence as an evil spirit being. Years later he was revived and purified of his evil. Then he went evil again due to spending too much time in Superboy's clone Match. Now, he's well...kind of a mess to be honest. It's not clear at this time whether he's good, evil, or even functional.
- Hot-Blooded Sideburns: One of the things he's most known for were his muttonchops from the 80's.
- Shown Their Work: The sign language he uses is accurate.
- Technical Pacifist
- Unresolved Sexual Tension: With Raven. Their relationship hasn't been mentioned at all since the NTT era.
- White Sheep: Was the least violent of the Wilsons. Although, his stint of evil at the start of volume 3, Deathtrap, and the New 52 avert this.
AKA: Kole Weathers
Abilities: Flight, can "spin" crystals
- Back from the Dead: Played with and then subverted in Team Titans, due to the different writers' conflicting ideas. Marv Wolfman reintroduced her as a mysterious helper to the team and implied that she had lingered on in the form of a spirit, while Phil Jimenez was told by the editors to explain her away as a false doppelganger. Her limp body is shown hanging behind Monarch, with the implication that she was one of his "puppets".
- Flight: Kole has the ability to fly, but it is unclear whether this also comes from the experiments which gave her her powers, or granted to her during her tenure as Thia's slave.
- Sacrificial Lamb: Created to die in Crisis on Infinite Earths.
- Ship Tease: With Jericho. She even asked Jericho if they could have sex.
AKA: Rosabelle Mendez
Abilities: Super-strength, agility, and senses; claws
- C-List Fodder: Had her head punched off by Superboy-Prime in Infinite Crisis.
- Cat Girl: She was a catgirl created by genetic alteration. She doesn't know if she was a human woman or a female panther prior to the alteration. She was a human woman as explained when her past was finally revealed. Though it was an alternate timeline so that may not be the case in the real timeline.
- Deadpan Snarker: Always with a quip or general snark on hand.
- Depending on the Artist: Just how cat-like she looked when unmasked. Sometimes she'd appear with a snout-like nose and a slight point to her earlobes, and sometimes she'd have actual cat ears sprouting from her head or even whiskers. Other times, she'd have a relatively average human face, with the only "cat" feature being her slit-shaped pupils. Her eye color itself varied between being red or yellow.
- Expy: She was the Titans' Wolverine.
- Stuffed into the Fridge: She wasn't just C-List Fodder, but she and her adopted son Baby Wildebeest were killed off to serve as development for her boyfriend Red Star. Development which consisted of a single issue of Teen Titans and two issues of Red Robin.
AKA: Danny Chase
Abilities: Telekinesis, photographic memory
- Bratty Half-Pint: The main reason of his unpopularity; he was snide, egotistical, bratty and arrogant.
- Cousin Oliver: He was even designed to look like Cousin Oliver. Combine this with abrasive personality, lack of codename, costume, or original powers and he quickly became a Creator's Pet, as well. In other words, Danny Chase is to the Teen Titans what Zan, Jayna, Wendy and Marvin are to the Superfriends Justice League. At least they tried to be heroes; Chase tried to be holier-than-thou.
- Foil: Was created to serve as one to Beast Boy.
- Insufferable Genius: Danny Chase was exceptionally bright for a boy his age, and had no reservation when it came to showing off in front of the other Titans. Though the Titans respected Danny's intelligence, his arrogance and condescending behavior also caused them great frustration.
- Jerk with a Heart of Gold
- Heroic Sacrifice: Eventually gave up his life to save the disembodied souls of Azarath. This caused him, Arella and the souls to merge into a new Phantasm.
- Mind over Matter: Through an act of will, he can manipulate material of varying mass and volume from a remote distance.
- Teen Superspy: His parents were international spies; as such, he was trained in espionage, infiltration, and intelligence acquisition in addition to his powers.
AKA: Raven, Rachel Roth (later alias)
Abilities: Empathy, flight, telepathy, sorcerySee her page for more info.
AKA: Leonid Kovar
Abilities: Super-strength, speed, and stamina; pyrokinesis
Robin II / Red Hood
AKA: Jason Todd
Abilities: Martial arts master, detective skills, acrobaticsSee the Batman: Batman and Bat Family character sheet for more info.
AKA: Koriand'r / Kory Anders
Abilities: Flight, super-strength, invulnerability, energy projectionSee her page for more info.
AKA: Tara Markov
Abilities: Manipulates earth and stone
- Adaptational Heroism: In the New 52 and the animated series.
- Cute and Psycho: She seems like a sweet young girl; is actually a vicious and ruthless mercenary with distinct yandere traits — she's not only sleeping with the much older mercenary/assassin who hired her, she ends up killing herself (while trying to kill him) when Jericho possessed the assassin and freed the Teen Titans, making Terra believe that her lover betrayed her.
- Dishing Out Dirt: She can control and manipulate all forms of rock and earthly substances and materials. There is no set limit to how far or how close she needs to be to the earth for this power and ability to work. She has been able to be completely off the ground and still control the earth. She has created tremors, earthquakes, sharpen rocks to a needle point, and has control over these elements for as long as she can physically maintain them.
- Evil All Along: An infamous example. She's arguably the first character who was The Mole all along, and she didn't even reform. Her goal the entire time was to take down the Titans because she hated how goody-goody they were.
- Expy: She debuted in Teen Titans shortly after Kitty Pryde debuted in X-Men, and Marv Wolfman has more or less admitted that he played with the idea of Terra being an Evil Kitty Pryde (teen-age mutant much-loved by her fellow team members, only to betray them).
- Informed Ability: Lots of rhetoric in her final story on how evil she is. Even though, what with dying at 16, she didn't have time to do all that much evil.
- Jerk With A Heart Of Jerk: When she was a Titan she was a complete Jerk, always insulting everybody and attacking them for petty reasons. And, as it was discovered later, she was pretending to be nice.
- Late-Arrival Spoiler: When it happened, the reveal that Terra was a traitor was a complete surprise. Nowadays, with a pair of decades of Teen Titans with the betrayal of Terra as a recurring past plot element, and an animated series where she did precisely the same thing, it shouldn't be a surprise for anyone.
- Little Miss Snarker
- The Mole: She joined the Teen Titans, fooling them by staging a battle against Deathstroke. She then operated as a spy for Deathstroke, eventually giving him the information he needed to kidnap the Titans.
- Progressively Prettier: Was originally meant to be a "cute" but unconventional-looking type of girl with large front teeth, short cropped hair, and being shorter than the others. Later artists' flashbacks and her zombie form in Blackest Night instead show her to have long hair, no buck teeth, and a shapely body.
- Ship Tease: With Beast Boy until she was revealed as The Mole.
- The Sociopath
- Teens Are Monsters
Team Titans (1992-1994)
- Loads and Loads of Characters: Aside from the main team, the series introduced many other Titans from the future. They were mostly seen as background characters or either acted as allies or enemies to the protagonists.
- Ret Gone: All Team Titans were erased from existence in Zero Hour after their timeline was wiped out. The only survivors were Terra II, Mirage, and Deathwing, who were retconned to be from the main timeline and planted into the alternate future by the Time Trapper.
AKA: Carrie Levine
Abilities: Flight, tracking, razor-sharp beak and talons (later mutation)
- Flight: Naturally she can fly by way of naturally grown wings.
- Leotard of Power: She wears a green leotard.
- Pointy Ears
- Ret Gone: In the New 52, she doesn't exist and the Redwing identity is Damian Wayne's alternative to his Robin identity. Redwing is the partner to Wingman - Jason Todd's alternative identity to Red Hood.
- Winged Humanoid: Due to her mother being exposed to radiation while pregnant, Carrie was born with a strange pair of red-feathered wings.
AKA: Jonathan Levine
Abilities: Can interface with computers, shape-shifting (with artificial body)
- Brain Uploading: Transferred his mind into a computer before he died, and lived on in the form of a bracelet. His essence was then uploaded into a robotic duplicate of his original body.
AKA: Charlie Watkins
Abilities: Flight, ability to transform into a being of living electricity, generation and control of electricity
- Politically Incorrect Hero: Infamous for his racism, which first manifested in an ignorant comment about finding Mirage attractive even though she had dark skin. This was a trait intended to be expanded on through the series and cause discomfort within the team, but the series' cancellation cut it short.
- Ironically, it's implied that the main universe version of him, if he ever existed, was black.
- Shock and Awe
- Spell My Name with an "S": His codename was usually spelled "Killowat" in the comics, while his Teen Titans Go self spells it "Kilowatt".
AKA: David (surname unknown), Dagon
Abilities: Immortality, shape-changing, enhanced senses, strength, durability, and speed
- Our Vampires Are Different
- Pointy Ears
- Time Paradox: Saves the main universe version of himself from the accident that would have made him into Dagon.
AKA: Lyons (first name not given)
Abilities: Enhanced speed, strength, and durability
- Expy: Of Cable.
Arsenal's Titans (1994-1996)
AKA: Grant Emerson
Abilities: Channel energy to physically enhance himself or fire energy blasts.
- Dark and Troubled Past: Beyond the few years he spent trying to figure out just who his actual birth parents were, the readers discovered that his foster father physically and sexually abused him.
- Killed Off for Real: In "Blackest Night".
- Wound That Will Not Heal: Winds up with a severely disfigured and maimed face, due to being attacked by Zoom in Infinite Crisis. This leads to him wearing a full-face mask to cover up the injuries.
AKA: Kyle Rayner
Abilities: Green Lantern power ring
Impulse / Kid Flash II
AKA: Bart Allen
Abilities: Super-speedSee the Flash character sheet for more.
AKA: Jarras Minion
Abilities: Power Armor.
AKA: Miriam Delgado
- Black Eyes of Crazy: A heroic example, with her having pitch black sclerae but gray irises. This was averted in her later cameos, however, as colorists have seemed to have forgotten.
- Convenient Miscarriage: She appears to miscarry out of trauma at seeing Deathwing again (as he'd raped her and gotten her pregnant). Towards the end of the series, the trope is subverted when it's revealed that Mirage decided to mask her pregnancy and fake the miscarriage, in order to protect herself from Deathwing. Her illusion finally fails when she goes into labor.
- Double Standard: Rape, Female on Male: She committed rape by fraud on Nightwing by posing as Starfire. When the act was revealed, Mirage just joked that he should've known something was off.
- Leotard of Power: Wears a white-and-gold leotard as part of her second and better known costume.
AKA: Rose Wilsonnote
- Adaptational Villainy: In the New 52, as Rose Wilson of N.O.W.H.E.R.E. against, ironically, the Ravagers.
- Anti-Hero: Strongly Type III.
- Ax-Crazy: Though she got better.
- She's back to her former ways as of the reboot, though not working with her father.
- Belligerent Sexual Tension: With Superboy.
- The Big Guy
- Blood Knight: In the New 52.
- Daddy's Girl: When she was Brainwashed and Crazy.
- Dark Action Girl: She became this when she took on the Ravager name.
- Depending on the Artist: Her eyes alternated between being colored blue or green, until colorists finally settled on blue. Her later appearances had her sometimes looking like a younger teenage girl and shorter, or being taller with a bit more muscle. And there's whether or not her pre-Flashpoint self looked as white as Wonder Girl, or if her Cambodian ancestry was even slightly reflected.
- Dual Wielding / Katanas Are Just Better: She currently wields twin energy katanas that can cut through anything except flesh, and briefly merge into an energy shield.
- Eye Scream: In pre-Flashpoint continuity, while under the influence of Psycho Serum, she cut out her own eye to earn Deathstroke's approval.
- Eyepatch of Power
- Headbutting Heroes: With Wondergirl.
- Hired Guns
- Master Swordsman
- Mixed Ancestry: Was originally part-Cambodian, but this could be hard to tell with the way her facial features were drawn in most artwork. Post-Flashpoint, she's now entirely Caucasian as Adeline Kane is her mother (rather than Lili Worth).
- Seers: She has limited precognition (usually a few seconds at most).
- Combat Clairvoyance: She is sometimes able to use her precognitive abilities to 'see' her opponent's next moves, although her visions come and go.
- Ship Tease: In the last period pre-New 52, Rose seems to have developed a flirtatious relationship with Kid Flash, who has remarked that her eye-patch is "sexy."
- Vitriolic Best Friends: With Fairchild, to the point that Fairchild left something behind for Rose to find if anything happened to her.
- With Great Power Comes Great Insanity: Injected with the same serum that enhanced her father Deathstroke, Rose has increased reflexes, stamina, and strength, but is also prone to psychotic episodes.
- White Hair, Black Heart: Rose has beautiful white hair, but is an unrepentant Professional Killer and Blood Knight.
AKA: Matrix / Linda Danvers
- Put on a Bus: In the cases of both Matrix AND Linda. The former merged with a New God named Twilight and focus on Peter David's run on Supergirl shifted solely to the latter. Linda was last seen in hell during the Reign of Hell mini-series, and hasn't been seen since.
AKA: Unknown (impersonated Tara Markov)
Abilities: Earth Manipulation
- Clingy Jealous Girl: Threatened Gar's on-and-off girlfriend Jillian, and was shown to be seething over him being close to Flamebird.
- Dishing Out Dirt
- Ill Girl: Early on, it was stated that her powers were weakening her and would eventually kill her. Prestor Jon managed to put a stop to that.
- The Mole: Subverted. She was planted in the Team Titans by Lord Chaos as a way of repeating the success of the first Terra's betrayal. Unfortunately for his plan, she turned against him and stuck with the team.
- Retcon: She was originally meant to be a normal girl that was surgically operated on to resemble Tara Markov. An editor later told Marv Wolfman to hint at her possibly being Tara resurrected, by showing the original Terra's grave to be empty (and having the Time Trapper suggest she was from this timeline). Geoff Johns seemed to be heading in that direction, but nothing came of it. Justin Gray and Jimmy Palmiotti went back to the idea that she was a separate entity, but that she was actually a member of Atlee's race modified to resemble the first Terra.
- Ship Tease: With Damage, though their relationship didn't work out too well. She also had a crush on Beast Boy, but he was uncomfortable with how she resembled the girl that betrayed him.
- Stuffed into the Fridge: Killed during World War 3 by Black Adam, to make room for the third Terra, Atlee.
Atom's Teen Titans and The Titans (1996-2003)
AKA: Toni Monetti
Abilities: Creates constructs of silver plasma.
- Half-Human Hybrid: Her actual father was a H'San N'Tall alien, which caused her skin to gradually become paler as she aged until finally turning silver when her powers fully manifested.
- Ms. Fanservice: Her outfits, especially her first, which made use of:
- Spoiled Brat
- Green-Skinned Space Babe: Her skin is bright white due to her parentage
AKA: Ray Palmer
Abilities: Able to shrink to microscopic size
Captain Marvel, Jr.
AKA: Freddy FreemanSee Shazam character sheet for more.
Jesse Quick / Liberty Belle II
AKA: Jesse Chambers
Abilities: Super-speed and strength, flightSee the Flash character sheet for more.
Joto / Hotspot
AKA: Isiah Crockett
Abilities: Flight, Generating and sensing heat.
- Back from the Dead: Coupled with Heroic Sacrifice. He dies saving the team during volume 2, but is reanimated by the H'San N'tall to fight against his team of Titans. He's fully resurrected by the end of run, thanks to Prysm helping restore his mind and soul to make him remember who he was.
- Half-Human Hybrid: His biological father was one of the H'San N'Tall aliens, which caused him to gain his ability to generate heat.
- Ret Canon: Suddenly began sporting the look and powerset of his animated counterpart (outright fire instead of heat) during the 52 mini-series and later cameos. His name was also changed to "Hotspot" as "Joto" (though meaning "heat" in Swahili) is a derogatory term for homosexuals in Spanish.
AKA: Audrey Spears
Abilities: Made of living crystal, flight, refracts light as a crystal.
- All There in the Manual: According to Dan Jurgens and early promotional material for volume 2, her real name is "Audrey Spears". This is never brought up in the series itself, where she's usually referred to her by her codename or the nickname "Prys".
- Half-Human Hybrid: The most obvious case of the four Titans in Jurgens' run. She never got to see her actual appearance until she was freed from her deprivation tank, and only wished she looked fully human. Even so, she opts to stay in space with her alien father and her mother (who was taken as a queen to the species) by the end.
- Innocent Fanservice Girl: Prefers to go around naked most of the time due to her crystalline nature, but sometimes will wear clothing as a civilian.
AKA: Cody Driscoll
Abilities: Super Senses, enhanced reflexes, strength and durability
Post-Graduation Day (2003-2011)
- C-List Fodder: Molecule was cleaved in half in the "Terror Titans" mini-series, Young Frankenstein was killed by Black Adam, Power Boy was killed by Trigon's sons, and Hawk (Holly) died by a Black Lantern of her predecessor. Later on, Kid Eternity was written out of the book and killed off by way of Executive Meddling, while Red Devil also wound up dying (with a planned resurrection arc shot down by Dan Didio).
- Canon Immigrant: Mas Y Menos appear briefly in reference to former members that joined during a one-year timeskip. They originated from the Teen Titans cartoon.
- Flat Character: Quite a few of the Titans that Johns referenced as having joined the team during the timeskip amounted to being this. Miss Martian, Bombshell, and Zachary Zatara were lucky to have some degree of development and stick around as either part of the team or supporting characters. Meanwhile, characters like Molecule, Young Frankenstein, Talon, Mas Y Menos, and Little Barda weren't so lucky and were either killed off (see above) or simply vanished and were never referenced again.
AKA: Lorena Marquez
Abilities: Aquatic adaptation, enhanced strength and durability
Blue Beetle III
AKA: Jaime Reyes
AKA: Amy Sue Allen
Abilities: Flight, Super Strength, Invulnerability, energy blasts
- Anti-Hero: Strongly Type III.
- The Big Guy:
- Dark Action Girl
- Face Heel Revolving Door: Starts as a Face, ends up being The Mole, forced to hide out with them due to her failing her mission against them.
- Headbutting Heroes: Replaces Ravager in most roles while she's on the team.
- The Mole
- You Have Out Lived Your Usefulness: Told this by her own father. Not happy about it.
Abilities: Hand to hand combat
- Bratty Teenage Daughter: To the Riddler. Apparently.
- C-List Fodder: Implied to have been beaten to death by the Riddler at the end of Batman #712, as she's never seen again afterward (although the DC Universe was also shortly rebooted after the storyline).
- Face–Heel Turn: Was a Teen Titan with Duela, but both defected and became villains on Titans East, with Enigma hoping to impress her father.
- Girlish Pigtails
- Satellite Character: To both Duela and the Riddler.
Hawk II and Dove II
AKA: Holly and Dawn Granger
Abilities: Heightened strength and agility (both), flight, advanced healing, enhanced perceptions of those around her, can channel destructive beams of light (Dove)
- C-List Fodder: Holly got her heart torn out by a Black Lantern Hank Hall. Though turned into a zombie as well, she was not resurrected (having been disintegrated to ash by her sister's light powers)
- Depending on the Artist: Holly was shown with brown hair, red hair, and blonde hair throughout her short-lived time in the comics. The length of her hair also varied wildly, as did her height and bust size.
- Dawn was originally depicted as a woman of average height in her civilian form, and would grow to be taller as Dove. Her hair would also change from blonde to white, and grow in length. Some of the later colorists forgot this and had her hair white in both of her identities, while artists depicted her hair as the same length in both.
- Depending on the Writer: Geoff Johns and other writers intended for Holly to be the younger sister, though Judd Winick had the impression she was older. Some of the writers also seemed to forget that Dawn was around the age of the New Teen Titans, at times treating her as if she were a little younger.
- Incorruptible Pure Pureness: Dawn's was so strong that her aura could destroy Black Lanterns.
- Red Oni, Blue Oni
- Remember the New Guy: In the Kesels Hawk and Dove series, Dawn was stated to be an only child, which was something which she felt bad about. Geoff Johns attempted to quickly explain Holly's existence by stating that she had been living away in England since her childhood. But a confusing point was that he and other writers treated Dawn's parents as if they had been long divorced, while the Kesels showed them to have a happy marriage.
- Sibling Yin-Yang: During their time as a duo, Dawn was portrayed as the more responsible and cautious elder sister. Meanwhile, Holly was louder, reckless, and more fight-happy.
Kid Devil / Red Devil
AKA: Eddie Bloomberg
Abilities: Fire Breath, enhanced strength and reflexes, healing factor, burning hot skin, limited flight, teleportation
- Ambiguously Jewish
- Ascended Fanboy
- Big Red Devil
- Breath Weapon
- Cute Monster Boy
- Genius Ditz: He did make a power suit when he was twelve.
- Heroic Sacrifice: Titans in this era tended to drop like flies, mostly for simplistic attempts to raise the tension. Eddie was the first one in this era to die with any meaning to it, sacrificing himself to save the city.
- Hero-Worshipper: To Blue Devil originally.
- Horned Humanoid
- I Just Want to Have Friends and I Just Want to Be Special: His defining characteristics.
- Jumped at the Call
- Kid Sidekick: It didn't turn out the way he hoped.
- Killed Off for Real
- Playing with Fire
- Red Oni, Blue Oni: Literally the Red Oni to Blue Beetle's Blue Oni.
- Re-Power: Went from wearing devil pajamas to actually being a fire breathing devil.
- The Trope Kid
- Super Zero: Was one in his early pre-demonification days, but grew out of it by the time he changed his codename to Red Devil.
- You Are Worth Hell: Played with. Eddie does not ever become trapped in hell for someone, but he is willing to damn his soul for superpowers just so he can be a hero, save lives, and belong to the Teen Titans, whom are very much his family by the end of his time on Earth.
AKA: Christopher Freeman
Abilities: Ability to call back the deceased and transform into them.
- Dropped a Bridge on Him: Was last seen in Titans getting snatched by Calculator. Some time later, in the pages of Batgirl, Calculator gives an off-hand reference to his death, having been forced to constantly summon the spirit of Calculator's son, Marvin.
- What Happened to the Mouse?: Vanished without a trace from Teen Titans, his own team wouldn't express any interest in his whereabouts or fate until a much later arc.
Impulse / Kid Flash II / The Flash IV
AKA: Bart AllenSee the Flash character sheet for more.
AKA: Megan Morse / M'gann M'orzz
Abilities: Flight, super strength, shape shifting, invisibility, telekinesis, intangibility, optic force blasts, telepathy.See Martian Manhunter character sheet for more.
AKA: Amon Tomaz
- Ax-Crazy: What he became.
- Back from the Dead
- Evil Counterpart: In a sense and then played straight. He started out as the Black Marvel Family's answer to Captain Marvel Jr. but wasn't a bad person. Then when he died and came back he gradually became more selfish and prone to violence until he basically became the Marvel Family's answer to Superboy-Prime.
- Expy: Of Captain Marvel Jr. Later of Superboy-Prime.
- Face–Heel Turn
- Flanderization: Started out as a Naïve Newcomer unaware of the stigma attached to Black Adam. Then became disillusioned and feared he was cursed by Adam's power before he was killed by his seeming friend Sobek. After his undead heroic sacrifice in Blackest Night he became the Token Good Teammate of Slade's mercenary team before gradually become self-deluded, completely selfish, and completely willing to spill blood to get what he wants.
- Ignored Epiphany: In a sense. After being revived as a Black Lantern, Amon was somehow in control of his mind and body, and managed to pull a heroic sacrifice stopping Black Lantern Sobek. Then he came back from the dead and helped killed Ryan Choi.
- It's All About Me
- Naïve Newcomer: What he started out as.
- Token Good Teammate: Was this for Slade's team until he became fully evil.
Robin III / Red Robin
AKA: Tim DrakeSee the Batman: Batman and Bat Family character sheet for more info.
AKA: Kiran Singh
Abilities: Light Manipulation, Flight
- Broken Bird: Kiran mentions that while she was N.O.W.H.E.R.E.'s prisoner she was forced to do horrible things in order to survive.
- Dark Is Not Evil: In the reboot continuity, Kiran's powers have somehow shifted and caused her to look as if she's made up of smoke and charcoal. Fans referred to her as "Charcoal Girl" and assumed she was a completely different character until they found out she was Solstice.
- Light 'em Up/Light Is Good: Her power set.
- Race Lift: Reversed. Kiran's Nu52 counterpart has been, unfortunately, colored with white skin in the later issues of Teen Titans.
AKA: Mia Dearden
StaticSee his own page for more.
AKA: Virgil Hawkins
AKA: Conner Kent / Kon-ElSee his own page for more.
AKA: Kara Zor-El / Linda Lang
- Back for the Dead: Talon's first appearance in the DCnU was as individually wrapped body parts left for Owlman as a Christmas gift.
- Evil Counterpart: To Robin, initially. It's never exactly specified which Robin he's the analogue of, though he seems to have a suit more like Tim Drake's note
- Heel–Face Turn: Started out as the Earth-3 Robin and a villain, but jumped Earths and became a hero and member of the Teen Titans.
- Satellite Character: To Duela Dent, as he was said to be her boyfriend.
Wonder Girl II
AKA: Cassandra SandsmarkSee the Wonder Woman character sheet for more.
AKA: Miguel Jose Barragan
- Badass Gay: A gay teen who can attack with psionic bricks.
- Barrier Warrior: He's basically a Green Lantern.
- Camp Gay: Only slightly.
- Gratuitous Spanish: Being a teen metahuman from a small village in Mexico, he tends to pepper his speech with random Spanish words. He's actually pretty restrained compared to most examples, using one or two Spanish words or phrases per issue (as opposed to "per word bubble"). At one point he even lampshaded it.Madre...you know the rest
- Incorruptible Pure Pureness: In one issue, a villain named Grymm tries to take control of one of the Titans. He tries to take hold of Miguel's mind, but he can't because he says Miguel is "too happy and centered."
- Keet: He's very cheerful and energetic.
- Nice Guy: He's very friendly.
- Positive Discrimination: Contrast to lots of angst being thrown around with the rest of the Titans, but Miguel is an openly homosexual Mexican Catholic who comes from a family and a village that was nothing but supportive of both him and his powers. He's the happiest and most competently functioning of the current Titans team.
- All Webbed Up: She can spin webbing from several joints on her body.
- Half-Human Hybrid: She can turn into an insect/human creature, but not voluntarily.
- Multiarmed And Dangerous: She has four arms when transformed. Oddly enough, her upper left arm stays mostly human.
- Shoo Out the New Guy: She went missing during The Culling event and hasn't been seen ever since.
- Starfish Language: She usually speaks in screeches and chirps when transformed, but can sometimes speak in broken sentences.
- Wall Crawling
Danny the Street
AKA: Danny the World, Danny the Brick, Danny the Bungalow, Danny the Island, Danny the Alley
- Catchphrase: "Bona to vada," which is Polari.
- Genius Loci: He ain't called Danny the Street for nothin'.
- Heroic Sacrifice: He exhausts his powers so much after the first fight with Harvest he's reduced to a single alleyway, though he later recovers.
- Manly Gay: Invoked by the fact that he's lined with hardware stores and gun shops that are decorated in pink, lacy frills.
- Unexpected Character: No one would have ever expected Danny the Street to be a Teen Titan.
- Was Once a Man: Implied. Pre-Flashpoint, Danny may have very well been a human being, but also alludes that he is the last remnant of a fantastic magical world. Post-Flashpoint, Red Robin implies that Danny is a teen superhuman whose powers manifested as such, but he hasn't been given any specific focus.
- Wholesome Crossdresser: He's a street that's lined with manly stores decorated in frills and lace.
- AKA: ReiserAbilities: Shapeshifting, super strength, energy blasts, leaping far distances
- Ambiguously Brown: Reiser has dark skin, a German-sounding name, and a maternal aunt with a Hispanic-sounding name.
- Cursed with Awesome: The Doomsday virus granted Reiser the ability to change into a Doomsday-like monster when nervous. Before his recruitment into the Teen Titans, he had a self-titled, short-lived series about learning to make the best of this.
- Flat Character: Since Doomed/Reiser didn't get many lines or onscreen appearances in between joining the Titans and heading back to Metropolis, he didn't seem to have much personality.
- Horrifying Hero: Doomed looks and sounds pretty scary to most people, including Reiser himself.
- Last Name Basis: Reiser's first name remains completely unknown to the reader.
- Not So Different: Wonder Girl tried to hunt Doomed, but ended up becoming friends with Reiser, since they both have inner demons to suppress.
- Shapeshifting Excludes Clothing: Reiser experiences Clothing Damage (and an apparent loss of genitals) when becoming Doomed, and remains naked after changing back into a human.
- The Unintelligible: For most of Doomed's solo series, the monster could only talk in incomprehensible snarls (referred to as "Monstre"). Doomed did speak some English in the last issue, but his first appearance as a Titan suggests that he still sounds a little harder to understand than Reiser does.
- AKA: Damian WayneAbilities: Martial arts master, detective skills, acrobatics
Kid Flash III
- AKA: Wally West IIAbilities: Super-speed
Ancillary Teams (Titans West, Titans L.A., Titans East, Honorary Titans)
AKA: Courtney Mason
Abilities:: Super-strength, flight, force beams, channels the Animus entity and can drain the life force from her surroundings
- C-List Fodder: She was first thrown into a coma after having a beam tear through her from Trigon's sons. Sometime later, she was then torn in half and killed by one of Prometheus' portals in Faces of Evil
- Cleavage Window: In her "Titans East" redesign.
- Instant Armor: Had this in her original powerset.
- What Happened to the Mouse?: Writers after her reintroduction seemed to forget all about the Animus entity, who could have also saved her from her predicament.
- You Don't Look Like You: Through her own series and her original DCU appearances, Courtney was a tomboyish punk and wore spiked armor that covered her whole body. By the time she was brought back for Titans East, many fans at first confused her for Amethyst of Gemworld as she was redesigned to wear skimpy violet armor, had long flowing hair, and was much more conventionally feminine in appearance and personality.
- You Gotta Have Blue Hair: Sported purple hair for a while after her redesign, until it was changed back to blonde.
AKA: TulaSee the Aquaman character sheet for more info.
AKA: Ryuko Orsono
- As Long as It Sounds Foreign: "Ryuko Orsono" is nowhere near a legitimate Japanese name. A more plausible surname would be "Osono".
- C-List Fodder: Ripped in half by Superboy-Prime.
AKA: Mary Elizabeth "Bette" Kane (Pre-Crisis: Betty Kane)
Abilities:: Acrobatics, martial arts, blinding flare goggles (in later costumes)See the Batman: Batman and Bat Family character sheet for more info.
AKA: Charley Parker/Ch'al Andar
- Back from the Dead: In a way. Was originally strangled to death in "Titans Hunt" (and then buried!), but a retcon later revealed that his father managed to arrive and resuscitate him with Thanagarian science.
- Eye Scream: Had his left eye bludgeoned and gouged out by Hawkman in their fight, causing him to have wear a cybernetic eye patch in his later appearances.
- Face–Heel Turn: Became a villain in the Hawkman series, jealous and wanting revenge against Carter Hall out of the belief that he had betrayed his father.
- Retcon: In the Pre-Crisis era, he was a fanboy of Hawkman who somehow gained powers from the Matter Master. Post-Crisis, he (initially) had no connection to Hawkman and his powers were unexplained. Then it was later revealed that he was the son of Fel Andar (the fake Hawkman from Invasion) and that his armor was a gift from his estranged father.
- Surfer Dude: He originally was one in his Post-Crisis origin.
- Chuck Cunningham Syndrome: Is injured and not referenced again after "Titans East". Fan conjecture is that she could have died during DC's "Death of the New Gods" event as all characters from the Fourth World were wiped out.
Abilities: Super-strength, flight, super-speed, invulnerability, able to sense others' emotions
- Cleavage Window: A male version, intended to parody Power Girl's outfit.
- C-List Fodder: Killed by Trigon's sons.
- Domestic Abuser: To Supergirl, which caused them to break up.
AKA: Jason Hart
Abilities: Hand-to-hand combat
- Captain Ersatz: Was originally created to replace Robin in the New Teen Titans anti-drug comics by Keebler.
- Canon Immigrant: Sort of, as he was later given an actual identity and profile to confirm his status in the DC universe, although he never managed to be used in a significant role afterwards. The few times he's shown up usually amount to crowd scenes (such as in Infinite Crisis or at a membership drive), though a Hypertime counterpart of him appeared as part of an alternate universe team in a quick cameo in Titans volume 1.
Son of Vulcan
AKA: Miguel Devante
AKA: Komand'rStarfire's older sister, Komand'r is bitter, sadistic, and out for her younger sibling's blood. Born the day that The Citadel attacked Tamaran, and later crippled by a childhood illness that left her unable to fly, Komand'r was abhorred by the people of Tamaran, and passed over in favour of Koriand'r. She eventually betrayed her planet to The Citadel, after which she and her sister were both captured by the Psions and granted their starbolt powers. Starfire became a heroine, while Blackfire turned to supervillainy, trying to conquer Tamaran and eliminate her sister.
- Adaptational Heroism: Blackfire is turned into a Anti-Hero of sorts in the New 52 reboot. Even her animated incarnation, while still very much a villain, omits the cruel acts committed by her comic book counterpart.
- Archenemy: Introduced as Starfire's, though they're on better terms now.
- Cain and Abel: The Cain to Starfire's Abel.
- Driven by Envy: Envy of Starfire is her driving motivation. It start when all of her privileges, honors, and celebration were later given to her younger sister.
- Evil Counterpart: To Starfire.
- Evil Cripple: It's not visible to us, but Blackfire's inability to fly is a serious handicap in Tamaran society.
- Evil Redhead: As Starfire's evil sister, this is to be expected.
- The Evil Princess: She was first in line to inherit the position as Queen, but the fact that she was born without the superpowers that are common on her planet make her seem weak, so her younger sister Starfire becomes first in line. This does not sit well with Blackfire, who then sells her into slavery to get rid of her.
- Expy: To X-Men's villain Deathbird, who precedes Blackfire's creation by three years, and just like her is also an evil alien princess driven by hatred for her younger, more heroic sister.
- Freudian Excuse: As the first princess born in centuries, her birth should have been a joyous event. Then, on the day she was born, the Citadel annihilated a city on Tamaran and slaughtered three thousands people in her name, linking her inextricably to the tragedy, and she was robbed of the ability to fly by a childhood illness. Because of this, she was hated by everyone, denied her birthright and treated as a villain until she decided to be one.
- God Save Us from the Queen!: Actually subverted. Her better understanding of the darker sides of politics and hard-line attitude make her not only a better queen than Myand'r, but a more popular one as well.
- Hand Blast: As her sister Starfire, it is her main attack.
- Heel–Face Revolving Door: Started out as a villain, but underwent an epiphany in later New Teen Titans issues, realizing that she was wrong for her jealousy against her sister and vowing to rule Tamaran fairly. However, she'd go back to being a villain by the time of the Rann/Thanagar War miniseries (after having been believed dead and not having appeared for many years) and murdered Hawkwoman. By the time of R.E.B.E.L.S, she slid into being more of an Anti-Villain. In the New 52 continuity, she seems to have the alignment of the Anti-Hero.
- Human Aliens: Tamaranians are indistinguishable from humans, save the solid green eyes and spray-tan color skin.
- Power Of The Sun: Blackfire's alien physiology constantly absorbs ultraviolet radiation and converts it to energy.
- The Resenter: Towards Starfire, and most other Tamarans for that matter.
- Sensible Heroes, Skimpy Villains: Inverted with her sister: Blackfire wears a full bodysuit, while her more heroic sister wears what amounts to a skimpy swimsuit.
- Sibling Rivalry: The Goddess!
- Stronger Sibling: She can't fly, but her starbolts are actually significantly more powerful than Starfire's.
- Then Let Me Be Evil: She was treated as a villain by the Tamaraneans for no fault of her, with her birthright bestowed upon Starfire (who, ironically, was one of the few who didn't hate her). One day, Blackfire snapped and became the villain she had been treated as, starting with attempting to murder Starfire.
Brother Blood II
AKA: Sebastian Blood IX
The second head of the Cult of Blood to bedevil the Titans, Sebastien slew the previous Brother Blood and claimed the title. Possessed of vampiric powers, and obsessed with summoning Trigon, he's about as sinister a minister as you are likely to meet.
- Enfant Terrible: He's about fourteen years old.
- Cult: Continues to lead the Cult of Blood, which he has revealed as a group of Trigon worshipers.
- Evil Albino
- Evil Sorceror: Sebastian was born into a family of blood. Under the tutelage of the Church of Blood he became a high priest and enacted a curse that required him to murder his father in order to gain his powers and rights as Brother Blood.
- I Have You Now, My Pretty: One of his best-known acts was resurrecting Raven to be his bride.
- Legacy Character: Sebastian was the ninth individual to assume the name of Brother Blood.
- Mega Manning: He has absorbs powers through drinking blood.
- Our Vampires Are Different: After biting and drinking the blood of a victim, Blood gains their abilities such as Superboy's strength or a demon's healing factor.
- Religion of Evil: He leads a cult who focuses magic through bloodletting. He revealed that the Cult of Blood was based on the worship of Trigon the Terrible. It was for this reason that the new Bride of Blood was to be Raven.
- Retcon: His origin. Claims to be the son of the original Brother Blood, although when that villain was last seen in the New Titans, the only child he had was an infant daughter. Of course, maybe this Sebastian was sired earlier and with another mother...
- Also, for his entire religion. Originally a generic cult, Geoff Johns retconned them into Trigon-worshipers.
- Self-Made Orphan: As is tradition for the High Priest of the Church of Blood. While still a teenager, Sebastian stabbed his father to death, after the latter's failed attempt to take over the Slab and abduct a million infants. He dumped Blood's body into the river and assumed the mantle of Brother Blood.
AKA: Jade Nguyen
- Asian Babymama: So nice she did it twice: once with Arsenal, and once with Catman.
- Mama Bear: And not just to people trying to hurt her kids. She once staged an elaborate plot to ruin and murder Black Canary because Canary had developed into a psuedo-surrogate mother figure for her daughter.
- Well, at least until their safety proves more of a burden and a liability. At which point she'll go out of her way to conceive a replacement kid, and use that pregnancy as a shield.
- Evil Matriarch: To be fair, staging an elaborate plot to murder the women whom is her daughter's surrogate mother-figure doesn't necessarily make her a Mama Bear. Cheshire was espousing that she had plans to retire, and getting Black Canary out of the way would've made things less complicated for her.
- I Have a Family: She's invoked this a couple of times. A standard defense is to remind Roy Harper that she is the mother of his child, which was useful even after Lian died. In Secret Six, she attempted this on Jeannette while being dangled off a building. Jeannette could not have cared less.
- Punch Clock Villain: In the 80s, before she nuked a country.
- Toxic Friend Influence: Well, Toxic Ex-Girlfriend Influence on Roy Harper. She eagerly manipulates their past relationship and the fact that she had his daughter just about every time they meet, with key moments being in Rise of Arsenal and the second Titans book. In the former Jade had shown up to kill Roy because of Lian's death, but if she hadn't said "our baby is gone" after she'd been cornered, Roy may have very well killed her. In Titans, Roy only joined Deathstroke's team because Cheshire said he "owed" her for Lian's death.
- You Have Outlived Your Usefulness: In Villains United, she was blackmailed into compliance by threats against Lian's safety. Over the course of the miniseries she successfully seduced Catman and managed to conceive a replacement baby in order to betray and leave the Secret Six with Lian's welfare no longer being an issue (that she cared about). It turned out the threat was false, but she didn't know that.
AKA: Carla Moretti
- All There in the Manual: Eric Wallace states she was sexually abused by her favorite uncle when she was fourteen, worked with the Italian Military's bomb squad as a form of a death wish, and got her powers from a nuclear explosion.
- Antihero/Anti-Villain: She's something, but it's not clear what. Her actions are all based on her sense of self-loathing and suicidal tendencies, so it's clear everything she does is just until she can finally die.
- Being Tortured Makes You Evil: Her entire backstory is just one long line of physical and emotional abuse.
- Broken Bird: Her entire character.
- Death Seeker: She believes the world is a terrible place and she yearns to be with her family and finally stop her suffering.
- Heroic Sacrifice: She dies destroying Slade's Methuselah Device, but this is a subversion. It is very clear that she's only destroying the machine to prevent her family from being brought back into what she perceives to be a horrible world and so she can finally satisfy her death wish.
- I Cannot Self-Terminate: Her powers leave her unable to kill herself, much to her frustration.
- I Did What I Had to Do: She's completely aware of the fact that she is an awful person willing to kill innocents to get to child molesters and serial rapists in high places, yet this is all just stemming the tide until she can finally die herself.
- Knight Templar: She uses her magma powers to kill sex offenders, but goes as far to as willingly have sex with them so she can burn off their reproductive organs using her vagina, which itself was completely unnecessary since she was alone with her victim.
- Narcissist: As far as a Flat Character can go, she's utterly self-absorbed and knows nothing but hating herself and hunting down rapists to stem the tide until she can satisfy her death wish.
- Nice Job Breaking It Antihero/Villain: She attempted to murder a child molester named Nursery Cryme but ended up letting him free by accident.
- Playing with Fire: Her powers are listed as heat and magma generation.
- Rape as Backstory: Was raped by her uncle at 14.
- Survivor Guilt: Her suffering began when she watched her brothers die in an explosion in the field she herself played in numerous times, wondering why she was spared but not them.
- Well-Intentioned Extremist: Subverted due to the emphasis on "extremist" and the fact that the "well intentioned" part gradually became more and more shallow, until it was clear she only goes out of her way to hunt down rapists and child molesters because she has nothing better to do until she can find a way to die for good.
- Who Wants to Live Forever?: Not in this horrible world, according to her.
AKA: Temple Fugate
- Canon Immigrant: Based on the Batman: The Animated Series version of the Clock King.
- The Chessmaster
- Clock King
- You Have Outlived Your Usefulness: Has a habit of murdering people who he doesn't have a use for, regardless if they're his minions.
AKA: Slade WilsonSee the relative page for more info.
AKA: Unknown (was believed to be a future incarnation of Dick Grayson)
- Bald of Evil: Shaves his head as part of his later look, along with sporting Perma-Stubble.
- Chuck Cunningham Syndrome: Is never seen or mentioned again after New Titans.
- The Dragon: To the evil version of Raven.
- Evil Counterpart: Of Nightwing, after being infected with a Trigon seed.
- Face–Heel Turn: Starts out as the mentor of the Team Titans, but is corrupted by Raven and stays that way to his last appearance.
- May-December Romance: He was the lover of the 16-year old Mirage before their trip to the past. After that, things took a turn for the worse.
- Retcon: Was originally meant to be a 30-something year old version of Dick Grayson, but editors wanted him explained away as being from the current timeline. His identity remained a mystery. He only states: "You don't want to know what I was before I became Deathwing!"
The Fearsome Five
- Five-Bad Band
HarvestIntroduced in the New 52 series. Leader of the organization NOWHERE, which kidnaps metahuman teens to build an army of said teens, have a few half trained ones escape and spark a panic regarding them, so they can come in and save the day.
- Fake Ultimate Hero: To "save the future", in his own words.
- Go-Go Enslavement: Dresses up all the teens he captures in suits with Tron Lines.
- Gambit Roulette: He claims it was his plan when the heroes thwarted his kidnapping and make an army plans, but given his intitial plan's intelligence, it comes off as more of an Ass Pull.
- Gladiator Games: His scheme to make an army of meta humans he could control.
- In the Hood
- Meaningful Name: In light of what his link to Jon is, and why Superboy was vital to him, Harvest becomes quite a meaningful name. He's, specifically, an organ harvester.
- Obviously Evil: His attire paints him as the Grim Reaper with Tron Lines, in spite of his attempt to eventually seem heroic to the general populace.
- Set Right What Once Went Wrong: With round about murder and fear domination.
- Show, Don't Tell: His main problem. He is said to be an expert schemer and manipulator, but his core plan for recruitment is not the most well thought out. It consists of kidnapping metahumans (and some people off the street), forcing them into a battle royal to determine the 'best', which he then makes his private army. Apparently, this has been going on for some time, and the batch sent through the Culling in the early New 52 is the only one that has rebelled.
- Villain with Good Publicity: He wants his organization to be this. However, he himself looks like the Grim Reaper in a Tron Lines suit.
AKA: Neil Richards
- Heel–Face Turn: Eventually ended up doing this.
Mister Twister / Gargoyle
AKA: Bromwell Stikk
- Starter Villain: Aqualad, Robin and Kid Flash's battle with Mister Twister would inspire the formation of the the Teen Titans.
- Took a Level in Badass: Was a much bigger threat as Gargoyle than he ever was as Mister Twister.
AKA: Deborah Morgna
- All There in the Manual: Apparently a master manipulator, though we don't get to actually see too much of her personality other than her rivalry with Miss Martian. Slade's notes (given in a Wizard magazine article previewing the arc) claim that she reminds him of the original Terra, as well as his daughter Rose.
- Arch-Enemy: Of Miss Martian, who she claims will bring doom to the future that she hails from, so she must kill her to prevent it from happening. But she also claims that she and Inertia have also made Miss Martian their slave to torment.
- It's implied that because of whatever Miss Martian did, White Martians in the future were now treated as slaves, and Deborah was more or less Miss Martian's owner.
- Evil Redhead
- Legacy Character: Is from the 60th century and a descendant of Dirk Morgna (Sun Boy from Legion of Super-Heroes) in some way.
- Playing with Fire: Can harness the very power of the sun to supply her with fire and heat.
The Terror Titans
- Attention Whore: Disruptor.
- Be a Whore to Get Your Man: Disruptor has a psychotic obsession with latching onto the man she believes to be the most powerful or useful for her.
- Daddy's Girl: Persuader.
- Dude, Where's My Respect?: Originally, no one respected Dreadbolt as leader since he never technically killed anyone.
- Even Bad Men Love Their Mamas: Persuader murdered her abusive mother, but genuinely loved her dad.
- Legacy Character: They're supposed to be related to the villains whose names they share, but only Dreadbolt is actually related to Bolt. Persuader was told that she's supposedly an ascendant of the first Persuader from the 31st Century.
- Self-Made Orphan: Dreadbolt killed his father.
- The Sociopath: Copperhead.
- Spinoff: Actually received their own miniseries.
- Teeth-Clenched Teamwork: Originally. That changed when Clock King killed Disruptor and then abandoned them.
- Token Evil Teammate: Out of all of them, Disruptor.
- The Vamp: Disruptor tries to be this.
- "Well Done, Son!" Guy: Dreadbolt, up until he killed his dad.
- Would Hurt a Child: Copperhead allowed his baby brother to drown in a bathtub.
- Collective Identity: He was actually three separate individuals masquerading as a single villain.
- Killed Off for Real: Sammy Jaye, one of the trio, was later murdered by his partners for holding out on them after a big score
- No Name Given: The third member, after Sammy and the Prof, is unnamed.
Trigon the Terrible
Raven's father, Trigon is an interdimensional demon lord who can only enter the real world through her psyche. Bent on annihilating all life, his plans typically orbit around subverting Raven to his will.
- Abusive Parent: He is a devil after all.
- Archenemy: To his daughter, Raven. He'd also finish in second place for the team as a whole, since besides Slade, there's nobody the Titans hate more, and there is no one, including Slade, who they fear more.
- Archnemesis Dad: Trigon impregnated Raven's mother by raping her, shattered his daughter's psyche in order to enter the real world, and makes regular attempts to brain control her and murder all of her friends.
- Attack of the 50-Foot Whatever: Trigon towered over 75 feet tall in "Terror of Trigon".
- Big Bad: Of the first New Teen Titans story arc; he was the reason Raven assembled the Titans to begin with. He returns in "The Terror of Trigon", and has been the big bad of several other arcs as well. In terms of power and scope he is, generally speaking, the biggest bad the Titans have ever faced. By many accounts, he's one of the most powerful villains in the DC Universe and has beaten down Superman and Wonder Woman in Injustice: Gods Among Us.
- Big Red Devil: Classic example.
- The Corrupter: To Raven, who he then used to corrupt several Titans using his seeds.
- Demon Lords And Arch Devils: Just how much of a demon lord he is depends on the writer, though. Some accounts have him as the demonic master of his very own dimension, while others claim that he's simply the devil of the eighth layer of Hell.
- Demonic Possession: Has done it to Raven and numerous others.
- The Dreaded: From the perspective of the Titans and the people of Azarath anyway.
- Extra Eyes: Has two sets of eyes sitting atop one another. Those he is controlling gain the same trait as a mark of their possession.
- God of Evil: Sees himself as such.
- Horned Humanoid: Features antlers.
- Joker Immunity: He gets defeated and slain several times, but he has become such an iconic villain, the writers usually find a way to bring him back.
- Names to Run Away from Really Fast: Trigon the Terrible.
- Omnicidal Maniac: Annihilated an entire universe in order to keep himself alive, and later tries to do the same to Earth.
- Physical God: Trigon is at least in Darkseid's realm when it comes to raw power, and may actually be even more powerful, given some of what he did in "Terror of Trigon". Typically, the only way to defeat him is to magically reseal him inside of Raven's mind.
- Satan: In "Terror of Trigon" he claims to be the inspiration for Satan, though given how much Trigon likes to talk himself up he may well be lying.
- Sealed Inside a Person-Shaped Can: The only way Trigon can access the real world is via possessing Raven. Most of the time he is sealed within her mind.
The Sons of Trigon
- Eye Beams
- Hate Plague: Their main ability.
- Seven Deadly Sins: Their villain names with Raven occupying the position of Pride.
The Wildebeest Society