For a show that was allegedly trying not to appeal to older fans
, Teen Titans
sure did a damn good job of it.
- The scene in "Mad Mod" in which the team chase down the titular villain is accompanied with the song "K2G" by Puffy Ami Yumi. At first glance, it seems like just a cute catchy Japanese song. However, the translated lyrics beg to differ. For those curious, here's a lyric video of the song.
- In "Date with Destiny," Starfire had one scene where, in her indignation, her breasts bounce quite visibly, accompanied by a rattling-spring sound effect.
- In "Fear Itself", there was also a scene where the Titans have collapsed into a pile. Starfire screams "Someone's claws are on my grebnacks!" followed by a suction cup sound and Beast Boy (in octopus form) saying "Sorry, my bad."
- There is a brief wide-shot of the Titans in that pile. One of Beast Boy's tentacles is in a very questionable place relative to Starfire's anatomy...
- Raven has had no shortage of moments that seem designed to remind us how curvaceous she is. However, even lighter moments range from oddly mature implications. For example, Beast Boy yanks her cloak off to do an Obi-Wan impersonation, and she throws her arms over her chest with a horrified look as though she'd just been stripped naked, and dramatic moments take things to outright disservice:
- When Raven begins the ritual to summon Trigon, the energy does not originate from the ajna (third eye) chakra on the forehead as usually does, but from the swadishthana or sacral chakra at her uterus.
- During "Fear Itself", when Raven regains control of her powers and recalls all the shadow beasts she'd accidentally summoned with her mind, the energy actually seems to emanate from right between her legs, not to mention that she's basically spread eagle (albeit levitating) during this scene. Which brings up some very weird implications about a lot of that episode...
- The fact that, at least in the comics, Raven herself is the product of a rape, and that Slade is essentially acting as her father's messenger boy, makes the implications exponentially worse...
- Zone's NSFW Hentai parody, leaving all of the dialogue and half of the visuals the same to make a rape scene. Again, they have the same dialogue and some of the visuals.
- "Every Dog Has His Day" has Raven being "attacked" frequently, by an overly friendly, alien dog. All the scenes end up with Raven on her back, legs slightly spread, with the dog in a highly suggestive spot, licking Raven in the face. During the first scene, the Titans still think it's Beast Boy. Later it turns out, that the dog is actually highly intelligent and speaks with a very grown-up voice.
- During the episode "X", the team suspects Robin of being Red X, a new villain. After Starfire pokes him to make sure he isn't a hologram, Beast Boy points out that he could still be a robot, and tells Cyborg to "check him for batteries" which prompts Cyborg to dramatically pull out a white latex glove and hold his hand up in a very "cavity search" manner. A justly shocked Robin desperately asserts that it isn't necessary.
- "Haunted" in pretty much its entirety, especially the climax. Robin violently being beaten to a pulp throughout the entire episode is made all the more creepy when he actually begs Slade to stop, but to no avail. Seriously: listen to the first 25 seconds of this vid with your eyes closed and tell me what it sounds like. It gives Mind Rape a whole new meaning.
- During the episode "Betrayal", Slade says and does things that suggest he's jealous of Beast Boy's relationship with Terra. He actually says, out loud, in one of the most bitter tones you ever hear out of Ron Perlman, "She never even liked you" and "You could never give her what she wanted." This having to do with a girl who's thirteen or fourteen years old and a man who's older than forty. In another episode in that arc, they give each other this "warm and fuzzy" look which is deeply unsettling. In the finale opening, there's a scene where Terra swears her loyalty to Slade and for all the world it looks like she's taking wedding vows. Just what in the world happened while Slade was training Terra?
- This is probably a Shout-Out to the sexual relationship the two had in the comics.
- The creepy subtext of Slade's partnership with Terra culminates in "Aftershock", when Terra disobeys Slade's order to fight and runs for her life from the Titans. Remember that when something is left ambiguous, fans always assume they're hiding the worst case scenario:
Terra: I made it! I'm alive! I can't believe they almost beat me...
- In "Can I Keep Him", Johnny Rancid taunts Robin saying, "Look at that, Bird Boy, my dog is kicking your..." Beast Boy turns into a donkey and kicks him... get it?
- There's an exchange in The Movie that might be innocent, or might not...
Cyborg: Looks like you're not a wanted man anymore.
Robin: (holding hands with Starfire, and looking at her in an interesting way) I wouldn't say that.
- There's also the scene in the first episode where the pole Cinderblock's holding goes limp and Starfire giggles.
- In the episode "Mother Mae-Eye", Starfire is fighting See-More, but her sweater's sleeves are too long for her to use Starbolts, and she yells something along the lines of "You are not the only one with powerful eyes!" and shoots eye beams at him, to which he replies, "Yeah, but I bet I'm the only one with see-through vision! Hah!". Starfire gasps and tries to cover herself with her hands. Seriously.
- In "Stranded", Robin grapples himself and Starfire into a cave while they're falling through a chasm. They tumble for a few moments and then Robin lands... not quite on top of her but pretty darn close.
- Raven's encounter with the "Shala!" aliens is rather clever at slipping stuff past the radar at the end. It seemed like they were doing something other than a massage to elicit such pleased groans from her... (the fact the Spanish dub of the episode makes them all sound like worshipful little girls only makes the scene's implications even more bizarre).
- "Employee of the Month". Beast Boy is drooling and panting over the centerfold in a motorcycle/moped magazine (called Hot Rides) in a manner very reminiscent to another kind of magazine. It's several seconds before Starfire points out the object of affection is "merely a land vehicle".
- There's a "bicycle" joke in there if you squint hard enough.
- When looking at their puppets in "Switched", Robin mentions how accurate the puppets are. Beast Boy, then looking down his puppet's pants, tells Robin "speak for yourself."
- The puppets themselves could be seen as a stealth in-show advertisement for the action figures.
- In "Car Trouble", in the first scene of the third act, Cyborg is sitting despondently on the curb, having failed to get his car back from Gizmo and looks like he's been drinking heavily. Raven then shows up, looks at the discarded cups, and says, "Fourteen milkshakes. Not a good sign."
- In the same episode, during the car race, it definitely sounds like someone in the cheering crowd is shouting, "Kick ass!"
- Más y Menos can very clearly be heard swearing in "Titans East". They say "Y este viejo nos está jodiendo," the equivalent of "And this old man is fucking with us!" The lines had to be changed for the Spanish dub (but not because it was crude, but because "joder" [the Spanish word for "fuck"] is not common in most Spanish dialects. "Joder" is only common in Mexico).
- Hard to believe nobody's mentioned Raven's nearly-final line in "Can I Keep Him?", where the entire team is Covered in Gunge:
Can we go home now? I need a shower, in the worst way.
- In "Transformation," as Beast Boy desperately waits to use the bathroom he is exposed to, among other things, Robin performing the classic garden hose gag, followed by a baffled Aside Glance.
- Shortly after we see Raven moving two rocks to let water pass under her, mimicking the same gag but from a "female" perspective.
- "L, M, N, O, PEEEEEE"!
- In "Bunny Raven... or... How to Make a Titananimal Disappear", during the act with Starfire, The Amazing Mumbo is going inside Starfire's mouth and appears below her, implying he may have come out... one of two certain spots. Adding to the effect, Starfire has a very violated expression. Further adding to the implication is when you realize Starfire's a cat as this is happening.
- Earlier in the episode, after Mumbo has kidnapped Raven and turned her into a rabbit, at one point, he has her tied up in a cage and naked (when she transformed, she's still wearing her clothes). Granted, she's a rabbit at the time, but imagine if she'd been human...
- Starfire curses and says (apparently) inappropriate things quite a lot, albeit not in any human language.
- Tamaraneans have to kiss people in order to learn their language. We know that when Starfire kissed Robin, she learned English. In Trouble in Tokyo, she learned Japanese by kissing a random guy walking down the street. Blackfire's English is more natural than Starfire, which implies that she probably kissed several guys. Plus, she flirts with Robin, Cyborg, and Beast Boy when they first met.
- Speaking of Blackfire, there's also the scene when Starfire hears "strange noises" coming from the training room, in the voices of Robin and Blackfire. However, as Starfire rushes in, she sees that Robin and Blackfire were just sparring.
- Listen to what she says. It's definitely crap past the radar.
Blackfire: That's perfect Robin. Hold me just like that, and... *squeal of effort*
- In "Date with Destiny", it is very clear that Starfire is using strange alien acupressure to cure Robin of his paralysis while holding him upside down. However, if paused at the right moment, a look on her face appears like she has clear view of his crotch. He is wearing tights after all.
- It seems that a couple of big bads are having trouble watching their language. Luckly for the heroes, they get their butts kicked before finishing the sentence.
Slade: You ungrateful little.... [Terra throws a rock at him.]
Trigon: Wretched insignificant..... [Raven blasts him.] ARRRGH!!!!
- It's not only the bad guys who need to watch their language.
Cyborg: You can take your offer and blow it out your-
Brother Blood: [Cutting him off] INSOLENT CHILD!
- It's debatable whether it was an accident or not, but we get a brief upskirt shot of Melvin during "Hide and Seek". And she's missing something...
- What about the scene in "Sisters" where the goth boy is hitting on Raven? This line is right before he runs away from the probes.
Goth Boy: So, you like show tunes?
- Speaking of "Sisters", shortly after the opening credits, Starfire breaks free of the first probe, which then chases her. During this chase scene, Starfire briefly flies without looking, shooting starbolts at the probe to little effect. And since her Magic Skirt isn't long enough at that angle, we get this◊.
- Before the two boys hit on Starfire at the party, they stare at her breasts.
- Some of Slade's line are quite suggestive. For example:
To Raven: "Hello birthday girl, ready for your present?"
- Some of the lines he tells her in the episode "Birthmark", as well as his advancing towards her, and invasion of her personal space seem oddly reminiscent of rape.
- Beast Boy asking Slade what he did to Terra and Slade saying "Nothing she didn't want me to do."
- In Apprentice: "This may seem bad at first, but in time, you will learn to like it."
- In the Season 1 episode "Forces of Nature," Starfire's mad at Beast Boy all episode due to a prank Gone Horribly Wrong. The moment when they reconcile, he turns into a cat and jumps into her arms, and snuggles up against her chest...mmm-hmm.
- Starfire does it again in "Switched" to the male Titans while inside Raven's body. Sadly for the boys, their souls were trapped inside puppets and they couldn't feel anything.
- Now, all these years later, there are the New Teen Titans shorts. One of which - "Blackfire's Babysitter" - doesn't so much evade the radar as much as it first kicks it a few times for distraction while the buddies casually creep by: First, Blackfire, who is not that much older than the teenage Starfire, is revealed to have children. These children turns out to be green blob-tentacle monsters like the one from the episode "Betrothed". That's because Blackfire married that one. That's the part where this short simply doesn't care about the radar: The example this entry is concerned with takes part at the end of the short, where Blackfire is assaulted by her own children. Blob-tentacle alien children. The viewer is not shown what happens there, but are instead shown Starfire just looking on while Blackfire screams. And this shot is stretched just a little longer than necessary. Again, considering the whole tentacle factor, the implications of what's happening here are sicker than Nurgle, the Lord of Pestilence, and genuinely disturbing. Blackfire did not deserve that.
- Let's not forget the "Turn Back the Clock" one, where they managed to get Starfire's original stripperific outfit on display, even if only for 3 seconds.
*uses her hair to cover herself* Are you kidding me?!
- Malchior from "Spellbound", otherwise known as "the most obvious seduction artist more likely to find in a cartoon", gets a hell of a speech:
Malchior: You're not going to cry, now, are you? I know it hurts. But you'll just have to accept the truth. It's over. I got what I wanted. And I don't need you anymore.
- Also takes both the demon, the humanized form of his name, and half the plot from Buffy Season 1, Episode 8. Yeah, the one about the demon cum Internet predator.
- For bonus disturbing points, in the Teen Titans episode, he emerges from a book. Not even reading is safe!
- To quote a YouTube comment, "It's an allegory for the corruption of innocence. Female characters, that's connected to concept of virginity. In this story see how expanding of magic horizons (experimenting with dark magic) doubles for sexual experience, the fact antagonist is a dragon (serpent), and dialogue 'I got what I wanted from you', etc."
- It's more implied than anything, but when Larry shows up, Starfire hugs him tightly, and he degenerates into a love-filled ooze (but still has his face). Thing is... Starfire is standing almost directly in front of him, his vision is ground-level, and his gaze was directed upward. And they were both like this for several seconds at least.
- In "Masks", the way Beast Boy is standing between Starfire's legs...
- The mud fight in "Aftershock Pt. 1" That is all.
- Starfire describes a girlfriend as, "A female with whom you have a pleasant and special association, including the sharing of enjoyable recreation." This is just plain ignoring the radar.
Who can deny a God? Who can deny the inner light that makes people be more than men? Of course, they are gods, he is a god above gods... and reclaims Wonder Girl. And Wonder Girl immodestly accepts