The characters of the animated series. Entries after the Teen Titans themselves are ordered alphabetically.
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All Men Are Perverts: He struggled with a decision about building a senior citizen center, or a pool so he could look at Starfire in a bikini.
He also wanted to kiss Purple Raven and he claims it was the only way to stop her.
In "Sidekick", he drools over Starfire in Batgirl's costume.
In "Grandma Voice", he comments on how good Starfire looks in her outfit.
Ambiguous Disorder: He occasionally converses with inanimate objects, including his own limbs, with complete conviction, and is prone to episodes of schizophrenia when under stress. In "Uncle Jokes", because the status quo had changed, he also has a very low emotional threshold, shifting from overly confident to bawling his eyes out the instant he realizes he's not an elite hero.
Berserk Button: Questioning his authority is a no-no, even when you have a very good point to do so.note Beast Boy only got away with it because he was in gorilla form, and Robin got back at him eventually anyway.
Catch Phrase: "Titans, Go!" Lampshaded in "La Larva Amor" by Raven.
Raven: Uh, you don't always have to shout that when we go somewhere.
Cerebus Retcon: The show indicates that his childhood at the circus was at times unhappy and even traumatic. This is before his parents die and he gets drawn into a life of crimefighting. Though it's mostly played for laughs.
Circus Brat: With the twist that all of the animals he grew up with were thieving jerkasses, leading Robin to become chronically hyper-vigilant even before he met Batman.
Crazy Jealous Guy: Kidnaps Speedy when the archer tries to go on a date with Starfire.
When Cyborg's computer matching program matches Starfire with Aquaman. He tries to be like him.
Depending on the Writer: His lack of powers. Sometimes, he has problems taking down even one villain, and he gets an inferiority complex about it. Other times, he has no problem being a One-Man Army, capable of taking down foes that occasionally give even the other Titans trouble and can become a Smug Snake as a result.
Did Not Get Starfire: In several episodes, two of which are glimpses of his future. One of them shows him with Batgirl instead.
Everyone Has Standards: Despite his Jerkass tendencies, he was disgusted when Raven, Beast Boy, and Cyborg tricked Starfire into thinking there's a Second Santa, knowing that Starfire is still trying to find out Earth's customs. Apparently, he does exist though.
Expressive Mask: His mask warps to fit his expression even moreso than in the original show. It's as if they're a part of him. The black frames are contextually static in a manner similar to eyebrows.
Freudian Excuse: Revealed in "Dude Relax" that when he was a little kid, the animals in his circus would steal his stuff when he wasn't looking. So, now he's always "on", to the point of annoying everybody when he has nothing to do.
He puts the entire team through hell just to get out of doing the laundry, pawning the chore off to Raven. She gets even though.
Hilariously Abusive Childhood: This version of Batman is strongly implied to hit Robin for small misdeeds. After leaving Batman to be his own hero, Robin still cowers in fear when he thinks Batman is around and is terrified of making him angry.
Large Ham: Another change from the original cartoon.
Leader Wannabe: He likes reminding the Titans that he's the leader. It sounds like bragging. His profile for the show on Cartoon Network's website states that he's the "self-proclaimed" leader of the Titans, which is confirmed in "Gorilla".
Naked People Are Funny: He ends up outside the Tower while naked. He's immediately chased by a group of camera-wielding fangirls and later encounters Gizmo (who puts off his attack on the Tower due to being squicked by Robin in his birthday suit).
Narrative Shapeshifting: Robin is pretty good at mimicking other characters while doing impressions of them. He's done Batman and the other Titans.
Again in "Sandwich Thief", where his outlandish claim that his stolen sandwich gained sentience after being stolen by his future self and floated away turned out to be absolutely right. Not only that, but it also decided that humanity must be destroyed.
Real Men Wear Pink: He's a fan of Pretty Pretty Pegasus, like Raven (though he's more open about it).
Tiny-Headed Behemoth/Top-Heavy Guy: Trigon grants him a huge muscular body in "Dog Hand". While his upper body became huge, his head stays the same and his legs became shorter.
Took a Level in Dumbass: This Robin is not the steadfast and strategic leader the Robin in the original series was. For example:
His solution to get rid of a few freeloaders at the very end of "In and Out"? Blow up his own base. Compounding the idiocy, he accidentally sets the timer to blow in 3 seconds when he pulls the explosive out.
Seems to be growing out of this in Season 2, becoming more of The Straight Man to the other Titans. For example, in "Love Monsters", when Starfire disobeys Raven about opening an Artifact of Doom and releasing two creatures, Robin immediately and sternly tells her after she's had her fun to put them back in the box, instead of being dismissive about it like he would have in Season 1.
Took a Level in Jerkass: If ever there comes a situation where he needs to prove his superiority, expect him to do it at the expense of his friends.
Trouser Space: Popped Starfire's diary into his own pants in "La Larva de Amor".
Genius Ditz: During her whole "Starfire the Terrible" stunt, she somehow manages to turn a toaster into a bomb and uses it to blow up the moon, creates a fully functional fortress of evil out of junk, and manages to find time to build an army of robot minions. All of this from the girl who thinks that a sandwich would look good in her hair.
Nice Girl: Starfire happens to be the nicest out of the Titans. So much so that when she volunteered to be Robin's archnemesis, Cyborg, Raven, and Beast Boy mocked her until they saw how much of a villain she's become at the end.
Rapunzel Hair: Moreso than in the original show; it comes down to her ankles.
Roaring Rampage of Revenge: An insanely destructive and furious one is initiated by her during the climax of "Mr. Butt". Blackfire was the target after Starfire finally snapped following a lifetime of abuse. Being framed by Blackfire for her crimes and getting sent to space jail was the final straw for Starfire.
Shaking the Rump: In the beginning of "Legs", she does this in front of Raven when the Titans are dancing.
Taken Up to Eleven in "Love Monsters". Being mean is actually a challenge for her.
Took a Level in Jerkass: Unlike the rest of the Titans, this happens to her rarely, and when it does, it's usually along with the others, rather than Starfire just being a jerk on her own. Lampshaded in "Starfire the Terrible": when she purposely becomes a villainous jerk just so Robin can have a nemesis and feel like a "real hero", the other Titans make fun of her notable lack of such qualities. This is until she proves to be really competent at being evil, so much so that she nearly beats the rest of the team, despite giving off the vibe that she's just playing pretend.
Tsundere: Mostly the dere, but watch out when she goes tsun.
Will Not Tell a Lie: Normally, but in "Starliar", Beast Boy teaches her how to lie so they can go to a party by themselves. The rest of the Titans totally believe her because she's usually trustworthy.
Actually Pretty Funny: Despite the other Titans riffing on Robin for telling uncle jokes, Raven seems to genuinely enjoy his sense of humor.
Adaptation Dye-Job: Her hair is now black instead of purple, though her original comic incarnation always had black hair. See the image link for Never Bareheaded below.
Daddy's Girl: Apparently, she was this when she was little. However, despite their differences, Raven does love her father deep down, becoming incredibly jealous when he starts giving gifts and attention to Starfire.
Fanservice: In "Legs", many of the camera shots are on her shapely legs. She also does some provocative dancing and even had a shower scene.
Game Face: Whenever she's in a bad enough mood, she gets four eyes which are red and jagged looking to boot, reminiscent of her dad, Trigon.note Well, his original appearance. In this series, however, he has yellow eyes instead of the red ones.
Gass Hole: In "In and Out", while under her "Raveen" disguise, Raven lets out a big burp after drinking some soda. In hindsight, this does explain Orange Raven's behavior.
Hidden Depths: She hates girly stuff as seen in the episode "Girls Night Out", but she is a huge fangirl of Pretty Pretty Pegasus, but she keeps it a secret from the Titans. She also knows how to dance quite provocatively.
Even when she became Pure Energy as a goddess in a potential future, she still somehow had her cowl on as a glowing ball of light.
New Powers as the Plot Demands: Did you know Raven can create clones? Feed on children's nightmares? No? Well, she can. To be fair, she did a lot of that in the old show too, and only did the latter as part of her father's instructions on becoming a demon and that might be why she didn't do it otherwise.
Nightmare Fetishist: Even more so than the version of her from the original series. Best showcased in how a "good dream" for her consists of murdering her father and friends before taking over the world. She also has a fondness for old people and the undead.
Not So Above It All: In "Nose Mouth", she's easily on par with Robin/Cyborg/Beast Boy in terms of being a jerkass. In this case, it was the result of the corruptive effects of her powers.
Also, at the start of "Friendship", she totally loses it when she gets transported into the Pretty Pretty Pegasus world.
Shaking the Rump: She does this occasionally in "Legs" without her cloak, especially when the Titans are dancing together.
She's Got Legs: In "Legs", the Titans realize how shapely her legs are without her cloak, especially Beast Boy. She even renames herself Lady Legasus.
Singing in the Shower: There's a scene with this in "Legs". She's, ah...not very good at carrying a tune.
The Soulless: She makes a deal with her Uncle Death to trade her soul for the lives of the Titans. He carries out his end of the bargin before Raven reveals that-psyche!-she's half-demon, so she doesn't have a soul.
Story-Breaker Power: She could take down anyone with just one teleport away, just ask Dr. Light. It's constantly played for laughs. While the other Titans will expend great effort trying to beat a bad guy, Raven will just make a giant fist of energy and smash them.
Too Important to Walk: Tends to hover around a lot more than in the original series. When forced to walk around in "No Power", she's not used to walking and ends up using a walker. She then upgrades to a Segway.
Took a Level in Jerkass: Occasionally, but not as much as one would think considering how often Robin, Cyborg, and Beast Boy turn into jerks.
In "Salty Codgers", she intentionally lets Mad Mod turn the other Titans into old people because she finds old people adorable and leaves them that way until they die.
Tsundere: Towards Beast Boy in some episodes, most notably in "Matched" (when she nearly marries Beast Boy) and at the end of "Terra-ized" (where she smiles at the thought of her being in love with BB).
The Ugly Guy's Hot Daughter: Her dad is a huge, red, multi-eyed demon capable of ruling dimensions. Raven herself is just a gray goth-like girl who otherwise looks human. At least when she isn't sporting her Game Face.
Cybernetics Eat Your Soul: Normally averted, but in "Tower Power", he becomes fully mechanical by uploading his brain into the Titans Tower mainframe. This causes him to slowly lose his humanity, talk in a Creepy Monotone, and become hostile to the Titans. However, this was because Beast Boy spills a drink on Cyborg's head and overall hard drive, which is what causes him to go from nice to cruel.
Telescoping Cyborg: Has all kinds of gadgets and weapons stashed in him. It make one wonder how much of him is still human.
According to "Laundry Day", just his head, since Raven takes his entire body to be cleaned, leaving only his head and a small body made of wires.
Tinman Typist: Done while uploaded into Titans Tower by hitting the keys with the corner of his monitor.
Took a Level in Dumbass: Compared to the original series, he's prone to doing some pretty stupid stuff in this series. This is usually in tandem with Beast Boy since they're even bigger best friends in this adaption.
Took a Level in Jerkass: Like the above, this is usually in tandem with Beast Boy. As an example, in "Staring at the Future", they both hate the word "responsibility" so much that, when they went to a pleasant future where they saw how responsible the other Titans had become (and thus, "boring"), Cyborg and Beast Boy went back in time to change it so that the world would be filled with chaos, just so the two wouldn't have to have to deal with any responsibility.
Trigger Happy: When in doubt, Cyborg just shoots at it with lasers.
Brain in a Jar: Becomes a head in a jar mounted on a cybernetic body in "Man Person".
Butt Monkey: Though in this series he isn't always one; the other Titans get hit with this occasionally.
Comically Missing the Point: Gets hit with this in "You're Fired" when he has a lunch date with Cyborg and thinks the Titans hate Jayna as a replacement and want him back when Cyborg says they actually love having her.
Did Not Get the Girl: Subverted and Played for Laughs. In "Matched", after being shown that his one true match would be Raven, Beast Boy spend the rest of the episode trying his damnedest to get her to date him. She eventually relents and we jump cut to her about to marry him, looking as if she made the best choice of her life. Then Cyborg shows up and said his matchmaking system had erred earlier; he tells Beast Boy that his true match is with a scratching post. Beast Boy immediately obsesses over the scratching post, leaving Raven at the altar, who herself just looks as annoyed as she usually is (mostly because she had told him that he was only interested in her due to Cyborg's matchmaker result).
No Nudity Taboo: When Raven has to take all the Titans clothes to clean them, the other Titans are mortified at suddenly being in the buff except for Beast Boy, who just nonchalantly goes about his business. Of course, his powers mean that he's technically naked half the time anyway, which might explain why he doesn't care.
Only Sane Man: Believe it or not, in the episode "Vegetables". Yes, even over Raven.
Took a Level in Jerkass: Has a lot of these moments compared to the others. Early episode moments include replacing himself with animals he painted green during missions (out of laziness), pranking his team so much that it eventually led to them all getting killed (due to never letting up on his pranking), having a frivolous testosterone battle with Robin by ignoring him because Beast Boy was in Gorilla form and followed "the laws of the jungle, baby" (and then making a poor leader when he took over Robin's role), and letting a planet explode because he was too busy trying to think of a "cool animal form" to fight in.
Trouser Space: Keeps notebooks, pens, and tons of other random things in his pants.
Accidental Hero: In "La Larva Amor" possibly. It's left ambiguous whether he meant to defeat Carlos or not.
Wicked Witch: Cyborg calls her one...it is unclear if this is literal or an insult...and also could be a Mythology Gag (Bloody Mary is often said to be a witch's ghost)
Adaptational Villainy: In the previous series, she started out good, but was persuaded into villainy by Slade. In this series, she's evil from the start. Of course, compared to the original comic incarnation of Terra, this one is pretty much spot-on.
Hidden Heart of Gold: Beast Boy insists she has a good side in "Be Mine", and she ends up proving him correct by the end.
Love Interest: With Beast Boy although she never loved him, not even liked him, and only used him to hack into the Titans' computer. In "Be Mine", she ends up developing legitimate feelings for him after he sings her a love song as she's about to kill him.
Manipulative Bitch: She becomes Beast Boy's girlfriend so she can learn about the Tower's defenses for an unknown villain. She's actually terrible at manipulation, but everyone except Raven is Too Dumb to Live and falls for it anyway.
The Mole: She infiltrates the Titans for an unseen villain (likely Slade).
Super Empowering: Gave the Titans (sans Raven) powers as special gifts, albeit ones of questionable usefulness. Starfire got the ability to speak as an modern Earth girl and Cyborg got a dog head for a hand. Beast Boy and Robin, at least, chose decent upgrades.
Big Eater: Orange Raven, she ate everything in the Titans' refrigerator. The clasp on her cloak is even a cheeseburger.
Divergent Character Evolution: The aspects of Raven's personality are given more individualization in "Colors of Raven" than they showed in the original "Nevermore". They each have their own eye color, a unique clasp for their cloak and more vocal differentiation from Tara Strong. They also have minor physical differences, such as Red Raven's pointy teeth and Orange Raven's dopey expression.
Jetpack: What he travels with instead of a sleigh pulled by eight tiny reindeer.
Polar Opposite Twins: He's skinny, clean shaven, wears a green tracksuit and travels by jetpack compared to First Santa, who is overweight, bearded, wears a red suit, and flies a sleigh pulled by eight tiny reindeer.
Wish Fulfillment/Be Careful What You Wish For: He gives the Titans their wish of not having to wait a year for Christmas by causing an explosion in Titan Tower that puts them in a coma that they come out of on Christmas Eve.
Replacement Goldfish: Joined the Titans after Beast Boy was fired for an episode and the Titans needed another animal hero. Cyborg initially felt this way toward Jayna but ultimately he and the team came to like having her.