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The Teen Titans
RobinRobin is the leader of the team. Trained by Batman, he manages to keep on an even keel with a team of metahumans through his intelligence, tactical skills, and martial arts prowess. Robin left his position as Batman's sidekick and moved all the way to Jump City to start working solo, only to end up taking charge of the Teen Titans on his first night there and deciding, afterwards, that heading a team might not be so bad after all.Robin is, at heart, a fairly normal teenager, enjoying hanging out and chilling as much as his comrades do. However, he's Batman's ex-sidekick, and this means he shares his mentor's fixation on discipline and hard work, which can put him at odds with his more relaxed teammates. He's also got issues of his own, namely a tendency to fixate on problems to such an extent that he stops paying attention to anything but "the mission", which has damaged his friendships on more then one occasion. Despite this, he is loyal to his team and takes threats against them seriously indeed.Due to the ambivalence in the show, Legend Maker was unsure of which Robin to portray in the story and decided on Timothy Drake (the Third Robin). This resulted in royally screwing up the timeline, as it was revealed through Mythology Gags he was Dick Grayson, the First Robin. This resulted in a very different characterization of Robin over time in the Legendverse stories.Powers and Abilities: Badass Normal with a variety of weapons and devices.
- Badass Normal
- Blank White Eyes
- The Captain
- Catch-Phrase "Teen Titans...GO!" Sometimes shortened to "Titans...GO!"
- Charles Atlas Superpower
- Crazy-Prepared (Half-subverted in that he has a very specific range of gadgets, instead choosing to apply them in creative ways.) This attribute has also worn off greatly onto both Cyborg and Savior.
- Mr. Fanservice
- Expressive Mask
- Fatal Flaw: Unlike the animated show, Robin is much more laid back, less paranoid, and has a great deal of pride in his work and the team. This can go to extremes when tensions within the team threaten to break it apart at various points in the timeline.
- Genre Blind
- The Hero
- Knight in Sour Armor
- Not Himself: Particularly in the 9:40am arc of Flashing Lights and Sounds.
- Savvy Guy, Energetic Girl: with Starfire
- Screaming Warrior
- Shonen Hair
- The Stoic: Batman has apparently rubbed off on him, but this eventually lightens up a bit when Savior takes it to extreme levels and has several breakdowns.
- Tall, Dark, and Handsome: He's not really tall when he's a teenager, but he's definitely dark and handsome.
StarfireTechnically the reason the Teen Titans exist in this show, Starfire is the second of the three children of the Royal Family of Tamaran. When her planet was attacked and devastated by the Gordanians, Starfire's elder sister Blackfire made a peace settlement with the invaders by giving them her younger sibling as a slave. Unfortunately for her captors, Starfire, while apparently rather naive and gentle by Tamaranian standards, was too much for them to handle, breaking loose and flying to Earth. There, she had an... interesting... meeting with the other future Teen Titans, who came to her defense against the Gordanians. Like all her species, Starfire can fly, is super strong, is extremely durable, and can hurl energy blasts called "starbolts".Starfire is a strange mixture of personality traits; most of the time, she acts quite gentle and demure, possibly due to expectations of Earth culture and desire to better assimilate in her adopted home, but when the need arises she can be as much the fearsome warrior as any of her comrades. Starfire is deeply fascinated by Earth and enjoys learning new things... perhaps partially because it gives her an excuse to get closer to her leader.Powers And Abilities: Flight, superstrength, projecting "starbolts" from hands and/or eyes, learning languages by kissing
- Abel To Blackfire's Cain
- Alien Lunch: Has some weird tastes in Earth food — admittedly, some of it is because she's not a native and so doesn't truly know what humans eat, but she's also got some very strange eating habits (like considering mustard a drink). Her friends treat her as something of a Lethal Chef: whenever she tries to cook a Tamaranian meal for them. This is especially true in any of the holiday fanfics.
- Apologetic Attacker: This changes drastically as the timelines progress, where she becomes more pragmatic and stoic in fights.
- Bare Your Midriff
- Bizarre Alien Biology: 9 stomachs.
- Not to mention the three/four meter long prehensile tongue.
- Blunt Metaphors Trauma: She eventually learns some nuances of English and [[Malaproper exploits this at times to lead her teammates on]].
- The Chick
- Cloudcuckoolander: Justified, she is, after all an alien adjusting to Earth life.
- Cuddle Bug
- Cute Bruiser
- Dark-Skinned Redhead
- Eloquent in My Native Tongue
- Everything's Better with Princesses
- Eye Beams
- Flying Brick
- Genki Girl
- Granola Girl: Justified, as this is probably the most common thinking on Tamaran.
- Heroes Want Redheads
- Magic Skirt
- Mini Dress Of Power
- Orange Skinned Space Babe
- Pardon My Tamaranian: For a girl who is supposed to be sweet and innocent, she uses Tamaranian swears frequently.
- Ping-Pong Naïveté
- Proud Warrior Race Girl
- Puberty Superpower: eye-beams
- Savvy Guy, Energetic Girl: with Robin
- Sibling Yin-Yang (with Blackfire)
- Spock Speak: A rare version in that she does not speak this way due to a fascination with logic/science, but as a sign of her relative inexperience with Earth languages.
- She's also royalty, so it's not unlikely that she's used to speaking formally.
- Surprise Pregnancy
- Trademark Favorite Food: Mustard. It's her favorite drink.
- Xenafication: To the extreme. Starfire eventually becomes the most powerful of the Titans, particularly as she gains experience in the stories.
Beast BoyThe son of two scientists studying wildlife in Africa, Beast Boy was infected as a child with a mysterious disease, the experimental cure for which gave him the ability to turn into any animal, but permanently dyed him green. His parents drowned in a boating accident — Beast Boy being too inexperienced to save anyone but himself — and he was subsequently adopted by the Doom Patrol. It wasn't a very stable family, and Beast Boy subsequently ran away after he hit puberty.Beast Boy is the unofficial comedian of the team (though he now has competition for that title with Gauntlet and Metatron), though most of his teammates consider his typical array of jokes and pranks to be pretty groan-worthy, and it is implied that, like his comics counterpart, he is one your "jokes to hide the pain inside" types. Whether he is or isn't, he is the youngest, in terms of behavior, of the team, obsessed with video games and goofing off, which means he's often chewed out by Robin. Beast Boy is a vegetarian, refusing to eat any meat due to a sense of sympathy engendered by his power (it might be more accurate to a call him a vegan- he eats tofu eggs rather than regular ones in "Nevermore"- but the show always refers to him as a vegetarian.).Powers And Abilities: can change into any animal, living, extinct, or alien, so long as he knows what it looks like, plus extra-powerful Beast form from "Beast Within" onwards (his use of animal forms is less a limitation and more a personal style).
- Badass Adorable
- Beast Man: He even tries to name himself this.
- Beware the Nice Ones: Although BB has the reputation for being kind and easy going, he is also easily the one who can swing into Ax-Crazy animalism if the situation calls for it.
- The Big Guy (Subversion — He's the shortest and skinniest member on the team, but relies on brute force)
- The Chew Toy
- Crouching Moron, Hidden Badass: He does this a lot whenever he's underestimated in the fanfics.
- Curtains Match the Window
- Cute Bruiser: A rare male example.
- Cute Little Fang
- Dogged Nice Guy: Towards Terra.
- Everything's Better with Dinosaurs
- Kid-Appeal Character
- Let's Get Dangerous!: Since he can't speak while shifted, it comes across that when he's in his animal forms, the jokes are over and he means business. And by "business" we mean kicking your ass.
- Plucky Comic Relief: He does have to compete for this or even goes back and forth with Gauntlet and Metatron when they appear.
- Pointy Ears
- Sad Clown: Occurs whenever a truly devastating issue comes up with the Titans (such as The Reveal in Hearts of Darkness).
- Sidekick Glass Ceiling
- Shapeshifter Baggage
- Temporary Love Interest: Charm
- Trickster Archetype: What is it with shapeshifters, jokes and pranks?
RavenThe half-human daughter of Arella Roth, a human woman who managed to find her way to the other dimension of Azarath/a native of Azarath (the show isn't clear) and Trigon the Terrible, a dread and powerful demon lord who intended to use Raven to open a portal that would allow him to enslave Earth. As a result of her race, Raven has powerful telepathic and psychokinetic abilities that are destabilized by her emotional level — in other words, if she fails to keep her emotions tightly in check, her psychic power runs rampant, breaking and destroying her surroundings until she calms down. Presumably due to her birthplace, she is also versed in a wide variety of occult lore and a skilled practitioner of magic. She also has the power to astral project, dispatching her soul from her body to teleport herself or others, and to heal, though it's left unclear if these are Psychic Powers innate to her or mystical powers she has learned from her studies.Because of her background and powers, Raven is a solitary, quiet individual who prefers to avoid interacting with others much, but displays a biting, acerbic wit and a love for sarcasm when she does.Powers And Abilities: Flight, telekinesis, teleporting, Healing Hands, empathy, general magic
- Aloof Dark-Haired Girl: Though she's actually rather short and has short hair, she's is very pretty, dark and aloof, and comes with more than enough trouble to qualify.
- Anti Anti Christ
- Apocalypse Maiden
- Badass Adorable
- Badass Bookworm
- Barrier Maiden: After the Trigon arc in Black & White.
- Berserk Button: Usually when something happens to the team, Savior in particular.
- Birthmark of Destiny
- Catch-Phrase: "Azarath Metrion Zinthos!"
- Creepy Monotone
- Curtains Match the Window
- Dangerous 16th Birthday
- Dark Is Not Evil
- Dark Magical Girl: As the stories progress, she matures into a Lady of Black Magic.
- Deadpan Snarker
- Emotionless Girl: She certainly has emotions, and very powerful ones, but she has to keep them repressed to control her powers. She eventually learns to control them without repressing her emotions, so this only lasts for a few stories.
- The Empath: She not only senses emotions, but can use them to drain pain and heal wounds.
- Ghost in the Machine: Brought up through her magic mirror in the final few chapters of Black & White.
- Good Is Not Nice
- Green Lantern Ring
- Half-Human Hybrid: Her mother was human; her dad's a demon lord.
- Hidden Badass: When all of her colored sides combine.
- Hidden Heart of Gold
- In the Hood
- Loners Are Freaks
- Nightmare Fetishist
- New Powers as the Plot Demands: Often explained as her increasing proficiency in magic.
- Noble Demon
- Platonic Life-Partners: With Robin, though they certainly hint otherwise in Wings of the Eagles.
- Pragmatic Hero
- Purple Eyes
- The Quiet One
- Screw Destiny: She eventually manages this in Black & White when the Titans fight against Trigon.
- The Smart Girl
- Stepford Snarker: She's often even snippier then usual when upset.
- The Stoic
- Stylish Protection Gear
- Superpowered Evil Side: Raven's demon nature is not very nice. Fortunately, it only slips out a handful of times.
- You Wouldn't Like Me When I'm Angry: While she eventually keeps her emotions from having her powers run rampant, her increasing magic abilities provide a controlled alternative to vent her wrath.
CyborgAs a teenager Cyborg was hideously mutilated in a car accident, forcing him to be integrated with a variety of advanced cybernetic components in order to save his life. For quite some time afterward, he was despondent about his change, and even in the series he remains somewhat unhappy with the loss of his normal life. But he retains a strong zest for life and devotes himself to making the best of his situation, to the extent he usually appears much happier then Robin does. As a cybernetically augmented human, Cyborg has several built in weapons (mainly a sonic cannon), the general resilience you'd expect of someone who's only partly squishy flesh and covered in armor, and super strength, as well as a considerable IQ that he puts to use as a Gadgeteer Genius.Powers And Abilities: Super strength, armor, various built-in weapons and devices, great skill with machines
- Arm Cannon
- Badass Driver
- Bald of Awesome
- Bald Black Leader Guy: Second in command, until the position is later given to Savior (post-Wings).
- Big Eater
- Boisterous Bruiser
- Catch-Phrase: BOOYA!
- Dating Catwoman: Briefly went out with Jinx while infiltrating the HIVE.
- Explosive Instrumentation: Whenever a holiday cannon is brought up.
- Genius Bruiser
- Grease Monkey: He has a 'lot' of vehicles and is always working on some new project.
- Hollywood Cyborg
- I Just Want to Be Normal
- The Lancer
- Make Me Wanna Shout: His main weapons are his sonic cannons.
- The McCoy
- Shoulder Cannon: Cyborg adds these along with many other weapons as the stories progress.
- Team Chef: Until Sophie and Terra come along.
- Telescoping Robot
- Watch the Paint Job: He loves his Cy-car.
SaviorNoel Collins, the first Original Character to be introduced in the Legendverse. He undergoes a lot of character development, starting out as a Fanboy (he just wanted to meet Batman...) and eventually becomes an Ascended Fanboy when Robin recognizes that his abilities could be useful to the team. He sways from being the Optimist to the Cynic, then eventually ends up as the Realist. While he is a central character to many arcs, he does not take over the team or get away with much beyond being crabby (similar to Raven's dour mood in the animated series). That doesn't change that he tends to be quite a Jerkass, particularly to Gauntlet.Powers and Abilities: The Shimmer, a semi-sentient nervous system that can form shapes and perform tasks with greater strength and resilience than the average human. He can use the Shimmer to link nervous systems, repair nerve damage, and eventually read minds, so long as the Shimmer is in direct contact with the person.
- The Cynic: Out of all the Titans, he tends to be the most pessimistic in later stories.
- Defector from Decadence
- Fiery Redhead: His hair in his normal form is naturally red, which matches his aggressive personality later on.
- He Who Fights Monsters: Leads to a Heroic B.S.O.D. each time.
- I Just Want to Be Normal
- Inferiority Superiority Complex: Highly critical of newer members, but constantly hung up on his own mistakes as well.
- Like Father, Like Son: As much as he dislikes it.
- Love at First Sight: Towards Raven, which doesn't reciprocate for a good while.
- Man in White: Played straight. When Savior becomes less innocent and more like an Anti-hero, he wears colors other than white.
- No Medication for Me: During Model Citizen.
- Pastimes Prove Personality: He enjoys reading philosophy and history, building up a book collection in his otherwise spartan room.
- Properly Paranoid: Slade discovers his real name.
- The Scrooge: In pretty much every Christmas story.
- The Snark Knight
- Welcome Back, Traitor
- What the Hell, Hero?: He does this a lot, particularly in Wings and Boogeymen IV.
- You Are Worth Hell: Develops this towards Raven.
GauntletReal name Robert Candide, he's pretty much described as "Spider-Man minus the Angst". He comes from a city full of metahumans, and he wasn't too shy about robbing a few banks to finance his personal war on crime. After being caught, he was sentenced to community service - that happened to be with the Titans. They couldn't refuse him because they didn't get the notice in time.Powers and Abilities: Has the "Gauntlet", a Green Lantern Ring type device that allows him to do anything he can imagine. He usually uses it as a hammer.
- Casanova Wannabe
- Cloud Cuckoo Lander
- Crouching Moron, Hidden Badass
- Fourth-Wall Observer
- I Shall Taunt You
- The Jester
TerraReal name Tara Markov. She attempted to join the Titans, but situations arose to where she felt the need to leave the team. Fortunately, since this is a different continuity, Gauntlet was there to talk her out of it, and she joined the Titans for good this time.Powers and Abilities: She can control the earth - generating quakes, throwing rocks at opponents, and so on.
- Dumb Blonde: She grows out of it.
- Lean and Mean: Mean to Sophie anyway.
- Supreme Chef
- Tomboy Princess
- Alien Blood: His blood is very slightly corrosive, but highly flammable.
- Badass Cape
- Expressive Ears
- Glowing Eyes
- Impossibly Tacky Clothes: Red pimp clothes and hat, with a cape... while fighting crime?
- Proud Warrior Race Guy: Except he's a doctor.
- Samaritan Syndrome: While this applies to heroes in general, Scalpel turns it Up to Eleven by risking serious injury and facing his fears at the drop of a hat; he can't hold himself back if he thinks he can genuinely help a situation.
- Shell-Shocked Veteran: He escaped to earth from a war between his planet and Tamaran after he had been betrayed by a superior officer.
- Wound That Will Not Heal: Because even though he's a doctor, he keeps getting it ripped open.
- Wolverine Claws: Blacktrinians have metal claws grafted onto their fingers from a young age, which is apt for a war-obsessed alien race.
- You Gotta Have Blue Hair
The Lord of the NightAbilities and Powers: Orginally none, but obtains mastery over darkness through a magical ritual in Black & White. The abilities originally are vague and seem similar to Raven's demon abilities, but as the stories progress it becomes clear that he was not aware of the limits or range of his abilities when he first received them. Over time, he experiments on anyone he crosses to see what forms of darkness he can manipulate and use to empower himself.The biggest bad of the series.
- The Abhorred
- A God Am I: The intention of the magic ritual was to obtain power so that heroes such as the Titans would be incapable of preventing him from remaking the world as he saw fit.
- The Chessmaster: Even Lampshaded with a chessboard that appears in many stories. He only makes himself known in a plot when he wants to be known.
- Death Is Dramatic: At least it seemed so in Black & White, until it's revealed that he managed to survive.
- Enigmatic Empowering Entity: Only recently began experimenting with his ability to do this to recruit Genocide version 2, though it's implied that he can only do so with stolen magic.
- Fatal Flaw: A vampire-esque weakness to sunlight, as well as an obsession with psychologically breaking the Titans before killing them.
- Freudian Excuse: Implications dropped in multiple stories that he suffered immense torture and trauma, repressed it, and somehow it led to his obsession with efficiency and perfection.
- Evil Scars
- Hobbes Was Right
- Horror Hunger: After some experiments in multiple stories, the Lord eventually masters the ability to drain negative emotions from people for his own power.
- Katanas Are Just Better: His preferred weapon, even after his ascendency.
- Meaningful Titles: The Lord of the Night. Who claims to be a god. Who learns to create life in one of the AU's in Time and Time Again. The blasphemy is hard to ignore.
- More Than Mind Control: The Lord experiments with his powers to manipulate the memory and psyches of his later allies, particularly with Marissa Mori in general, and with Savior in Boogeymen IV.
- The Nicknamer: He has a new name for everything.
- Nietzsche Wannabe
- Nigh-Psychotic Genocidal Misanthropist Cat Lover: The Lord, who has a hidden room of kittens in Boogeymen III and a small black cat he defends from the Black Lanterns in Boogeymen Gaiden (said cat also appears in Hearts of Darkness).
- Person of Mass Destruction: In his second appearance in a fight in the Sahara Desert, he briefly summons a black hole that burns a hundred mile crater of glass in the landscape. And then with Crisis Point, he's able to go toe to toe with Physical God villain Superboy-Prime and win, and then, albeit with a Deus ex Machina or two, kill his way across half of DC's 'lesser-knowns' and battle Superman and several other equally powered characters to a standstill.
- Put Them All Out of My Misery
- The Presents Were Never from Santa: He loves to utilize this trope to recruit mook armies for his Xanatos Speed Chess plans.
AsphyxiationReal name: Jack Djinn. An Australian psychopath who, throughout his entire life, has been obsessed with strangling women, claiming he enjoys the feeling of power it gives him. He happened to be present at the accident that gave Noel Collins his powers - he got similar, yet different powers.Powers and Abilities: Capable of utilizing the Grimmer, a Shimmer-esque ability that is linked to his bloodstream. It's harder to cut than the Shimmer as well.
- Achilles' Heel: His power is tied into his bloodstream. Blood has a lot of iron. Iron is a conductor of electricity. You do the math.
- Evil Counterpart: To Savior.
- Jack the Ripper
- Tattooed Crook
GenocideTeam 1: Murdercrow, Shadowmaster, and Sizzle were recruited by the Lord for his second appearance in Black & White, where he gains his new powers.Team 2: Carcinogen, Aguardiente, and Hyperthermia were recruited and empowered to protect the Lord's new project in Hearts of Darkness.
- Ax-Crazy: Sizzle in the first team, Carcinogen in the second.
- Broken Bird: Murdercrow.
- Does Not Like Men: Sizzle.
- Love Hurts: Murdercrow and Shadowmaster.
- Omnicidal Maniac: Arguably all of them.
- Psycho for Hire: Both teams.
- Put Them All Out of My Misery: Arguably all of them.
- You Have Outlived Your Usefulness: Team 1
Marissa MoriQuiet, introverted, and psychologically scarred by abuses. She first appears in Wings of the Eagles as a rape victim gone crazy. She develops a Split Personality named Zia, who massacres her school before Marissa re-emerges and is Driven to Suicide; though Raven manages to save her life, she remains stuck in a coma for an unknown amount of time. She later recovers somehow and makes brief appearances as an aid (or an experiment) of the Lord of the Night, eventually becoming known to the Titans in Boogeymen Gaiden: The Carriage. In her later appearances, Marissa seems "cured" of her Dissociative Identity Disorder, but the appearance of a Doppelgänger going by the name of Zia implies that they were somehow split apart.Powers and Abilities: None innately, but seems to be a Gadgeteer Genius with the creation of a mind-warping helmet and several versions of killer robots.
- Axes at School: Leading to an immensely bloody massacre of fellow students and some teachers.
- Emotion Suppression: A reason she thinks the Lord can help her.
- Epiphanic Prison: It's heavily implied that she works for The Lord because she's afraid of everything else.
- Freudian Excuse: Was sexually abused by her father after her mother died. Combined with a shy personality and alienated experiences at school, this leads to a mental breakdown and the emergence of her alter: Zia.
- Girl with Psycho Weapon
- Master of Illusion: Only with her helmet, which appeared in her introductory arc; it has not reappeared.
- My Master, Right or Wrong: It's still uncertain if she really does know what the Lord's up to or if he's been feeding her lies.
- Psycho Supporter
- May be due to manipulations by her boss.
- Or she wasn't really fixed and he just made her worse.
- Rape as Backstory
- Shrinking Violet: Marissa is at least.
- Split Personality
- Sympathetic Murderer
- Teen Genius
- Tragic Villain
The White Hole
Titans from an Alternate Universe, usually for spin off fanfics from the Legendverse that aren't considered canon.