Who Is Slade?
Slade's cartoon origin is completely different.In an interview, the maker of Teen Titans said that Slade on the show didn't have a motivation or a past. Well, that's all fine and good, but he has to get the money for his evil empire from SOMEWHERE. If we go by the comic book origin, he was a mercenary; but even that wouldn't pay for his robots and super tech and spy cameras. So, going by that logic, cartoon Slade was not a lifelong soldier enhanced by government experiments, but a former douchebag yuppie whose playing the stock market made him billions. The money failed to bring true contentment, and so the efforts of chasing more money were given up for the more visceral thrills of mercenary work...enhanced by government experiments. Okay, maybe not, but the concept makes this video game playthrough even FUNNIER.
Slade used to be a highly paid mercenary killer under the alias Deathstroke.After making a gigantic amount of cash, he retired from that business and used it to fund his ambitions under his real name. At some point, he developed an interest in the occult, acquiring items like the medallion he used to summon the fire demon and the Ring of Azar, and possibly meeting Trigon or one of his representatives to lay the groundwork for a future deal. After the events of "The End," he's gone back to ground and is working on a new plan, having learned nothing beyond "demons don't play well with others".
Slade is Batman.In the two part story "Apprentice" in Season One, Slade manipulates Robin into becoming his apprentice and orders him to steal from Wayne Enterprises. Slade's ambitions are suspiciously ambiguous. Like The Dark Knight Saga incarnation of Batman did on his travels, Slade could be having Robin steal things that are already his in order to teach him the nature of criminality without Robin's technically committing crimes. And like the All Star Batman, Slade might simply be open to morally questionable means in the name of the greater good. And when we finally catch a glimpse of Slade underneath the mask, we can see that he has dark hair, which means that Bruce Wayne could be a second alter ego of his.
Slade is Robin.In the future, Robin will try to take over or destroy the world, but won't be good enough to do so because everyone else is a Future Badass as well. So he goes back in time to teach the past Robin everything the future Robin knows; that way, as Robin ages, his skills will increase past that of the original future Robin, so the new!future!Robin will be able to take over the world. Slade has to wear a mask and change his name so Robin doesn't catch on and therefore destroy the future. The reason he turned off the nanoscopic probes in season one was because he didn't want to die.
Slade is Two-FaceHis mask is split in two halves and the left half (Harvey's damaged side) has no eye-hole to cover up his distinct demonic eye caused by his accident. The final episode of Batman: The Animated Sereis revealed that Two-Face had developed a third persona (The Judge), who's to say his mind didn't shatter even further and create a fourth one?
Slade is Lex Luthor.Why not? All his schemes are a contrived plot to kill Superman.
Slade is Deathstroke.He's not secretly anyone. He's just Slade Wilson.
Slade is Doctor DoomHe's more The Chessmaster than hired mercenary, he's wearing armor that hides his face, and in the episode with Thunder & Lightning he showed experience in sorcery (which Doom has shown in the past).
Slade is Duke Wilson from the case of the 48 JokersBoth Slade and Duke have the same last name. "And kinda like the kid who peeks at his Christmas presents, it's sadly anticlimactic. Behind all the sturm and evil Slade's nothing more than a goon of the Joker following The Joker's orders. It’d be funny if it weren’t so pathetic!….ah, what the heck, I’ll laugh anyway. Ha! Ha! Ha!"
Who Is Red X?
Red X is...Jason Todd
Robin is Tim Drake, and Red X is Jason Todd.Jason, having died and ressurected, feels betrayed and bitter towards Batman for replacing him and decides to take it out on the new Robin, who is leading the Titans. Richard Grayson - the original Robin - had already moved to Bludhaven and become Nightwing. In the Bad Future in "How Long Is Forever?", Grayson decided to hand over his old identity to Tim Drake so that he could continue to fight crime in Jump City.
Terra was never forgiven and was condemned to hellWhen Terra became encased in stone, she actually did die, which is why the Titans were completely unable to bring her back. At this point she is condemned to hell for her betrayal of the Titans and conquest of the city. Then, when Slade opened the gates of hell to retrieve his soul, he also released several other souls, one of which was Terra's. Her soul then restored her body, much like Slade's did, returning her to life. However, when she returns to life her last memories were the volcano erupting around her. She then proceeded to stumble outside and saw a burnt world covered in smoke and lava, she then fled believing it to be the aftermath of the volcanic eruption that was her fault. As she fled, Raven restored the world to its former state, and Terra saw this as a second chance. Taking this opportunity, she settled down in the city and tried to live a normal life and vowed to never use her powers again so that she could not be used as a weapon again. When Beast Boy found her, she denied that she was Terra in order to keep her life, even though she didn't want to lie to him.
If "Go" never happened...(Meaning if Starfire had never arrived on Earth) Robin would eventually form the Titans (or some similar team) with only the original founding members from the comics: Speedy, Kid Flash, and Aqualad. Cyborg would join the Justice League, a là the New 52 story line. Beast Boy stays with Doom Patrol because he has nowhere else to go.
Starfire's broken EnglishOne reason could be that Starfire is simply learning the language, so her Spock Speak is because she's not comfortable enough speaking in English to use contractions, natural slang, etc. Another theory is that she is implying Tamaranean speech patterns to English (i.e., in Tamaranean, all nouns or names must be preceded by the equivalent of "the", hence her tendency to use "the" before all nouns and names). Finally, and the one I think most likely, she is in fact a good English speaker (with some mistakes), but speaks the way she does because of her royal background. That is, she speaks the same way in Tamaranean.
Tamaraneans can learn languages from a kiss, and get more with more.Starfire having sex with Robin would probably give access to everything Batman taught him, all of his memories from childhood up to the present (including suppressed), ability to adopt his mannerisms, personality and preference of pizza topping.
Raven's birthday is in JanuaryRaven's the only character with an onscreen birthday[[note]]aside from Beast Boy's in the comic and an implied one of Cyborg's (see below, "Titan's Ages and Timeline). Watching The End, pt. 1, you'll notice that it's already dark by 6:00. This means her birthday couldn't be in the summer, as it wouldn't be dark until, literally, 9 o'clock. One could argue that there's no snow on the ground, but that's a non-issue; many hints throughout the series point to the Titans living in Southern California, where snow is rarer.
Terra didn't quite return Beast Boy's feelingsIt's very obvious that Beast Boy has a crush on Terra right from their first meeting. However, nothing Terra ever says gives the impression that she feels the same way. Sure, she cares for Beast Boy and enjoys his company, and even says he's one of her best friends—that does not equate with romantic attraction, as I can attest to. The only instance that implies she may have had some attraction to Beast Boy is when she almost kissed him in Betrayal, but that could have been a result of the mood (or she cared for him as a friend, and thought that it would make him happy if they kissed).
Titans' Ages and Timeline
The "Terra" in the last episode was actually Terra's long lost twin sisterThe girl looked a lot like Terra but personality wise she seemed so different, and I think she said her name was 'Tara'. I never though that she was actually Terra just trying to hide from her past. I doubt that that girl was Terra since besides claim to not know who the teen titans were, her personality was different and she didn't like anchovies like Terra did. but since they look alike, maybe Terra had a twin sister that she didn't talk about or didn't know about.
Dr. Light is killed in the second to last episode.Shortly after Robin shouts "Titans, Go!", Dr. Light is brutally murdered by the ''sheer force of impact'' of his opponents. I challenge anyone to come up with a reasonable scenario where he survives the assault.
Teen Titans is a Tabletop RPG being played by a bunch of adolescents.Teen Titans seems to exist along the lines of no other part of the DCAU. Secret identities are almost never acknowledged. And this is why all the Titans' power levels fluctuate so wildly in between fights.
Robin is a mutant clone of the three original Robins that was sent back in time to stop the world from being destroyed by giant robots and somehow got caught up defending San Fran...er...The City from evil.He does seem to be a combination of all the other Robins, and the parts where his power fluctuates (beating Cinderblock with his bare hands in one episode and being genuinely challenged by common thugs the next) could be explained as the "Mutant" part of "Mutant Clone" surfacing. secret identities are shown. The few name-slips in the last season were Shout Outs to the inspirations.
Terra's Anti-Villain status in the animated series is due to her being an amalgam of Rose Wilson's personality and Tara Markov's powers.In the animated series, Terra's story reads like Deathstroke's Daughter's origins and ongoing saga told in anachronic order: Meeting the titans, being cornered by Slade, being convinced to work for Slade first through More Than Mind Control and then through outright physical and mental abuse, repentance, and an attempt at building a normal life. Slade also drops a number of lines in Terra's origin episode and elsewhere that may imply that he knows more about her than an average villain would. This, of course, would add even more Squick to their relationship.
Something in Earth's atmosphere or food is affecting Starfire's brain chemistry.This explains why she goes from ass-kicking alien warrior of Go! to dippy, insecure Genki Girl. It also explains why she was so shocked about growing a cocoon during her puberty phase instead of just "turning purple" for a while, as seems normal for her species.
The Episode Hide and Go Seek is an incredible subtle Anvil about Teen PregnancyBesides Raven referring to the toddlers as "her kids" at the end, partway though when Timmy is having a tantrum someone asks "Whose kid is he?" right before Raven comes by to pick him up, while carrying a screaming Teether, and after she leaves a woman of a couple says "I would never let my children behave like that." There are a several more scenes where Raven shows how poor she would be at parenting, but when the kids get kidnapped by a supervillain, Raven shows that she is still awesome at being a superhero
Teen Titans is set in the DCAU.Even though it officially isn't, there's nothing in any work that rules it out. The JLA characters are never mentioned, but presumably the sidekicks are sidekicks, and so the Leaguers do exist in the Titanverse; they just never appear. Speedy appears regularly in Titans, played by Mike Irwin. Irwin reprises the role in the Justice League Unlimited episode "Patriot Games". Also, Kid Flash shows up in the Titans episodes "Lightspeed" and "Titans Together", voiced by Michael Rosenbaum and with an attitude identical to the JLU version of Wally West. The fact that Wally's still Kid Flash is evidence that Titans is set long before JLU, so Robin is Dick Grayson (this fits with the future where he's Nightwing - with the DCAU costume, which is distinct from the comic book version). Unfortunately, he's not played by Loren Lester, but when so much else fits, why quibble on that? Titans is probably set before the "classic" Batman: The Animated Series even begins.
Starfire lets herself be in danger.You know how, in just about every fight, Robin has to save Starfire at some point? It's not because she's almost a Faux Action Girl. It's because she enjoys it when Robin gets to play Knight in Shining Armor.
Terra embraced religionWhen she came back for Things Change, notice that she's wearing the traditional sailor suit uniform. That's not common outside of Japan, or at least not in America, other than for Catholic high school girls. So, we can deduce that after being set free from her statue, Terra did remember everything but turned to religion for forgiveness, renouncing her powers (which she must have decided were evil) and enrolling in a Catholic school.
Transformers Animated takes place in the same world as Teen Titans.Superheroes and Supervillains already exist in the Transformers' world, and both series share a similar art style. Teen Titans has a bit of a zeerust retro-futuristic feel. The two never meet because Transformers takes place in Detroit and Teen Titans takes place in a city that resembles San Francisco. They each have their own problems to deal with.
Teen Titans is in the same continuity as The Batman (that is, the SECOND animated series that's not in the DCAU).
Had Teen Titans go for more seasons, Jericho would have his own mini-arc.Because, in the comics, he was Deathstroke/Slade Wilson's son. And he gained a bit more screentime than the other Titans that appeared, becoming Raven's friend and everything.
Had Teen Titans go for more seasons, Starfire would have her own mini-arc.
Theories for the origins of the villains...
Teen Titans is set in either part of The Great Dark Beyond or The Twisting NetherRaven comes from a place called "Azarath," perhaps another way of pronouncing (or even the result of linguistic drift away from) Azeroth, the main world of the Warcraft setting. Given that Azarath is supposedly a place set up between all dimensions and Raven does not seem at all troubled with futuristic technology, it could be that Azeroth was destroyed and/or sucked into The Twisting Nether 900 years (as given in the comics) prior to the events of Teen Titans. The refugees of Azeroth would have come together under the leadership of Azar, who may have named himself after the fallen planet, to help him in his plan to expel their evil so as to bring forth and ultimately slay Trigon. Bringing the refugees to the Twisting Nether safely could have been accomplished by any of the Warcraft casting classes, but Azar's plan could theoretically be done by any of the casting classes besides the druids or shamans. This makes more sense, given that all of the refugees Raven remembers seem to be humans or partly so and humans, like the Blood Elves and Undead, have access to all casting classes save druids and shamans. Further, Trigon as a demon would work just fine as a member of the Burning Legion and more specifically resembles some pictures of Kil'jaedan, the last of the leaders of The Burning Legion. Finally, Raven's Green Lantern Ring magics can (and have) duplicated spells of any of the casting classes accessible to humans, in practice closely resembling those of the Warlock and Mage and in effects (visual and actual) those of the Priest.
Robin's Briefcase from "All Revved Up" contained...A composite video account of the team's origin, as presented in the very next episode, "Go!". He called it his most prized possession. Certainly he would not want the mook villains to have it, and he would especially not want it to fall into the hands of A-Listers like Brain or Slade. Since "Go!" makes a point of Robin saying twice that he's gone solo, it may be this video was made with the help of Batman whom he approached both for help and to make certain perhaps that Slade wasn't him in disguise (See WMG above). After a shouting match, they settled matters in a limited way, and Batman helped him construct the video as a gift to his friends. They parted ways more amicably, but Batman was still curious enough to peek in during the last issues of Teen Titans Go! Comics.
Many if not all of the go-karting villains from "All Revved Up" were imposters.Ding-dong Daddy has a small army of robots and a mobile machine shop. Mad Mod and Slade have used robot doubles and holograms, not to mention Replacement!Cyborg, so the technology exists in canon.
Terra is suffering from Dissociative FugueShe was already having trouble before she met the Titans since she couldn't control her powers, and then her "apprenticeship" with Slade, then turning on Slade and possibly burning out her powers while she killed him. The physical and mental stress became so much that she has subconsciously chosen to forget and made a new identity while her mind works through comprehending the stress. One day she's going to wake up as Terra and have no recollection of being a schoolgirl.
Terra was freed when Raven defeated Trigon.When Terra absorbed the power from the volcano, she turned to stone. Then Trigon entered our world, and he turned just about everyone to stone. When Raven blasted him into the next dimension (or killed him, depending on what you believe happened), all of the stone people turned back to normal...and I mean ALL of them.
Slade himself activated the poison trap built into his mask in "Haunted"After first seeing the episode, for a while I thought that it was Brother Blood (as Big Bad of that season) who activated the Mind Rape compound, but successive rewatches have changed my mind. For one, Blood never shows any interest in Robin, so why activate a trap tailored specifically for him, and it doesn't fit his MO (if he'd done it, you can bet he would have bragged about it). The only real connection between Blood and the mask was the glowing red eye at the end- which could just as easily have shown the presence of the undead spirit of Slade himself, who either managed to sneak briefly away from Trigon to conduct some private revenge, or was actually allowed to do so by his new boss, who was simply amused by that sort of thing. Another possibility is that he simply had the remote that controlled it on him when he was sucked into hell, and it was restored along with the rest of his armor by Trigon's magic. He then tested it to see if it could punch a signal between dimensions, and apparently it could (again, perhaps with some demonic help).
Raven draws her powers directly from TrigonRaven draws her powers directly from Trigon through a psychic link, the same one that allowed him to use her as a "portal". When he came through from his dimension to ours, once that link was of no more use to him, he broke it, leaving her powerless. Then Raven fought back, forcibly fixing said link between her and her father. As she tapped into his power, she drained it from him into her, making him weaker and subsequently easier to defeat. Then she didn't kill him; she blasted him into, and trapped him in, another dimension. That way, she can still access his powers, but he can't harm anyone.
Trigon livesRaven only destroyed his manifestation on this plane and banished his spirit back to Hell; in a few centuries (short enough time for a being like him), he'll be back to full strength and ready to make another bid for multiversal dominance. See right above
In the "How Long Is Forever?" timeline Raven committed suicide.Notice that she lives in an abandoned building with no access to food, water or even a bed, you never see her hood down, she has traded her blue robe out for a white one and even Starfire notes that her mind is gone. With no friends to turn to and only being a tool of the apocalypse to look forward to she lost the will to live.
Raven is a distant ancestor of GandalfSee the alternate theory above.
Slade is the Crime Syndicate universe version of Deadpool.Self-explanatory.
Blackfire's lack of morality and disdain from her sister stems from being deemed a freak by her home planet standardsIn the comics Blackfire's hate for her sister came from the fact that Blackfire was suppose to be next in line for the throne but because she couldn't fly she was considered crippled by Tameranean standards and wasn't deemed fit to rule by her people so her younger sister was next in line. However in the animated series Blackfire can fly so that doesn't work, but, in Betrothed we see that Blackfire is the only Tamarenean to not have red hair and orange skin so it's very possible Blackfire was considered deformed on her planet so like the comics her little sister was made next in line (Starfire even mentions being next in line for the throne) , which angered Blackfire causing her to betray Tamaran to the Gordanians who then captured Starfire as a prize (as seen in Go)
Blackfire is a cultural throwbackIt's said that the Tameraneans are a warrior society, yet Starfire, after her debut, doesn't seem that warriorish. Blackfire, on the other hand, does. Now extrapolate a little from "Troq". Starfire says it's used to mean 'nothing' or 'worthless', but there could be more to it when you tie in the warrior society. The Tameraneans are currently a peaceful, friendly people, but in the past the were space nazis who came being destruction and left 'nothing' behind. They were a 'worthless' people who could only make war, not art. Then, a generation or two ago, they went through a cultural revolution and remade themselves, much the same way Germany did after WWII. Starfire has embraced the now, aside from training she got in warrior arts, but Blackfire longs to bring back the Tameranean glory days of conquest.
Robin is none of the previous Robins.The proof? Robin is clearly Asian, as shown by the The Movie, but none of the past Robins have been. If he wasn't Asian, his "disguise" as a Japanese punk would never have worked.
Raven was PMSing during The MovieIn the movie, Raven is shown being unusually cruel to Beast Boy, even given her "normal" attitude. Explanation #1- she's actually averting No Periods, Period, and going through her... cycle.
There is a different reason for Raven's cruelty in The MovieDuring The Movie, Starfire and Robin were totally going through the kid-friendly version of UST. Raven (as an empath) could sense those feelings, and they were giving her a headache (an Unresolved Sexual Tension Headache?), causing her to be snappy and jumpy. Unfortunately for him, the outlet of her rage just happened to be Beast Boy.
Beast Boy is secretly the second-in-commandAs a former member of the Doom Patrol he has possibly more experience than Robin and knows the location of the secret emergency base (which all the core Titans probably do anyway), and in the second-to-last episode of the series he functions as the only team leader even after the other core Titans show up and steps down when (and only when) Robin is freed an allowed to take over the assault. Its obvious that some of the joking and behavior is an act not only to hide his own insecurites, but to keep the team's spirits up in some of the more hopeless-looking situations. It's possible Robin actually asked him to do this (and possibly play the image up) so no one would suspect him should something happen to Robin. Beast Boy's status as leader is only invoked in the most extreme of situations due to the Titans being more than capable of functioning without Robin for awhile and because BB is naturally uncomfortable with the position. Some of his joking and immaturity is genuine due to finally being out of Mento's controlling and authoritative influence, and thus he he "cutting loose" for the first time and thus he is something of a dork and slacker, but still a highly trained and competant crimefighter.
The Teen Titans actually have a fanbase in Japan in universeThis is why Beast Boy could go into a kareoke bar, and sing a song about the Teen Titans- they already have a fanbase in Japan, and, in universe, Hi Hi Puffy Ami Yumi (or equivalent) actually did write a song for them. This is also why BB has so many fangirls, it's not just because he's cute. In fact, there probably are Teen Titans cosplayers, Teen Titans songs, and an underground Teen Titans Doujinshi writing network. XD
The Chief was killed soon after the formation of the Doom Patrol.The Chief created the Doom Patrol to face the threats of the Brain. However soon after, the Chief gets killed, along with three other members (Nudge, Grunt, and Vortex), by the Brotherhood of Evil despite the team's best efforts. This led to Mento becomes the leader and his obsession of stopping the Brotherhood of Evil.
The Teen Titans universe was not a TV show, but a pocket universe created by Larry the Titan for his own amusement.He observed the Robins of the DCAU, and decided to create his own "spin-off" world. That's why no secret identities are used and a group of kids lives alone with no adult supervision in very public view, yet Child Services never says boo.
Madame Rouge is...A Machine Let's think about it, shall we? She can't be bargained or reasoned with. She doesn't feel pity, remorse, or fear. And she absolutely will not stop, ever, until her target is dead. Not to mention the fact she's Nigh Invulnerable. As for her origin, Sky Net sent 2 T-x's back in time to kill John Connor. The Terminator that made it was the one in Rise of the Machines. The first one, however, was accidentally sent to the Teen Titans universe and lost its memory. It was discovered by the Brotherhood, and they Promptly trained her to their ways. They called her... Madame Rouge!
Speedy becomes a heroine addictOr was.
Teen Titans takes place in the same continuity as Justice LeagueUhh, Justice League is part of the DCAU, so see that one theory above.
Everyone in the Teen Titans has a platonic, family-like, relationship with each otherExcept for, originally, BB and Terra plus Starfire and Robin. BB may have originally liked Raven, or may have just wanted to impress or get a reaction out of her, though. Maybe Cyborg and Bumblebee too.
Terra has amnesiaAlready stated but.. In the comics Terra died, hoisted by her own petard. A few years later she reappears however it's shown that she was a random 21st century orphan that was given Terra's DNA which changed her into Terra, and was warped to the past. It is later shown though that she was in fact a resurrected Terra. Not that she ever learned that though. Terra 2 had false memories and Terra in the finale apparently didn't remember hers. She could have been faking it because she wanted to forget everyone, stop being a hero, start a new "normal" life, or maybe not to risk cause more trouble for her friends. Or she could have amnesia and truly not remember anything. She was trapped in rock for so long, and either as a side-effect or as a result of how she was freed, she lost her memories. Or possibly she does have at least a few of her memories but cannot understand what they are, so she followed BB who apparently knew. She however didn't want to learn her past or be a super hero..Or did she? Her behavior is vague enough for this to be plausible. She even stated that she only remembers high school. Call me Freudian but she doesn't even seem too into her friends or life. She seems..Empty, bored, and alone.
Terra was right in the finale; Her name wasn't TerraIt's Tara. BB kept on calling her her superhero name and not her "real" one.
Mother May-Eye was a very important member of The Brotherood of Evil then people would guessThe core 4 group of the Bo E more then likely doesn't have a magical empowered member (possibly General Immortus, I'm not up on my DP history). So comes MM, and in turn of her magic, she gets Malchior, Puppet King and Mad Mod to join forces with the Bo E for their personal reasons (ie Mod's youth, Malchior being freed from Raven's book and PP getting animated again). It would explain how Malchior and Mad Mod got in the final season along with Puppet King. For the Bo E she got in because of hatred against young superheroes as long as she got to keep a few for herself.
The H.I.V.E was quite a different organisation before Brother Blood got his hands on itIn the first appearance of the HIVE 5, we see Slade negotiating with a a group of sinister people from the organisation, which has a different acronym, and generally doesn't much resemble the organisation that later becomes more prominent in the plot. But this doesn't have to be a simple Retcon- given Brother Blood's Mind Control abilities, he could well have taken over the organisation in the interim, and made everyone think he was always in charge. Yeah, got the idea from a Fan Fic I've long forgotten.
Why were the proto-Titans all in Jump City when Starfire and the Gordanians arrived?We know why the teamed up in the first place- to stop Star from tearing up the town, and then to save her and the city- but why were they there in the first place? Theories:
Terra and Beast Boy are sixteenThat's their ages in the comics. They seem around fourteen though, but that's just them being Older Than They Look.
Slade isn't Deathstroke.He's Grant Wilson. In the Teen Titans universe,the real Slade Wilson was training his son to become a mercenary,however this Grant decided to go rouge-stealing his father's identity and working for grander things.
Slade is Robin's father.I have always thought this. As far as I am aware, the series doesn't confirm or deny.
Much of the episode Fractured actually took place on Cyborg's grandma's fridge, as pointed out.As Cyborg asks the rhetorical question in... question, the camera zooms out to reveal his grandma's kitchen, hinting that this may be the case. The Titans were most likely transported into a picture drawn by one of Cyborg's younger siblings or cousins.
Starfire's English is broken because...When kissing Robin (who most likely knows several languages from Batman's training), she learns them all at once, which means one or two would have to get sort of broken on the way. It's kinda like trying to download a bunch of files at once.
Azarath Metrion Zinthos is the universe's True NameAzarath was nicknamed that because it was a part of the universe, and at the time of naming, assumed to be one-third, or important enough to warrant one third of the name.
Without Starfire, the Titans are torn apart.This was hinted at during the How Long Is Forever episode, but it's the WAY this occurs this WMG adresses. So, Starfire goes through the portal, leaving the other Titans going "what the hell". Life continues, and everything that happens in the subsequent episodes happens, but without Starfire. The first big thing would be when Cyborg goes undercover at the Hive. Things play out slightly differently, and, while Cyborg still didn't join the Hive, there was no Starfire there to reassure him that he was still a normal person. So now, we have Cyborg likely beginning to question himself and everything he's doing. The next really big event for the Titans was Terra, and her betrayl of them to Slade. This cut Beast Boy deep, and with his best friend getting broody, BB doesn't have much interms of outlets. He devots himself to video games exclusively (well, more than he already does), spending whatever free time he has playing them. Then, there's Robin, and the events of Haunted. He survives the Mind Rape, but it comes extremely close to killing him. This serves to increase his obsession with finding and catching Slade, and, at this point, the only one truly concerned is Raven, but her own problems rear their ugly head a short while later. Just before this, however, we have the Titans East two parter, where, in this No-Starfire timeline, Cyborg decides to stay at East, eventually joining the Hive. Now, back to Raven. Robin does what he can to help her try to avert the prophecy of Trigon's arrival, and Raven does find a way to keep him off of Earth - at a VERY high cost. Whatever she does, she is now a shell of her former self, possibly even insane. With his friends gone through the various paths described, Robin is the only one still devoted to crime-fighting, maybe moreso with his Slade obsession. If we take into account the events of the episode X, Robin also has doubts about being a Hero, and eventually leaves the identity of Robin behind, not wanting to sully the work of Bruce and everything he does. People would think differently about Batman if there's a Robin out not acting neccesarily heroic, after all. So, he becomes someone more Anti-Hero - Nightwing.
A whole bunch of theories.The Robin we see here actually an alternate Damian Wayne.Batman and Talia had a one night stand,and she became pregnant.She decided to donate the child to the Grayson family,which was given the name Dick Grayson.As with the main Dick Grayson,he was adopted by Batman and became independent.However this happened earlier,and Bruce didn't feel Robin was ready. Bruce felt he needed to do an unorthodox method of making sure Robin would be ready-so he created an alternate personality,Slade.This personality was just like Batman,only willing to go to extremes to accomplish his goals.Most villains beyond the Big Bads were simply metahumans he gathered,and paid money to be villains-so Robin and his friends would have someone to fight against,for training against real threats. When Robin completely refused to be Slade's apprentice,the Slade persona changed.It lost its Well-Intentioned Extremist side,becoming Batman's Superpowered Evil Side.After being killed and later resurrected by Trigon,Slade became the dominant personality.However Bruce's personality still existed,and hoped that,by becoming flesh and blood,he'd regain control.
the Titans didn't win the fight with the brotherhood of evilNow, It makes sense for Beast boy's team to be able to find the BOE hideout, but what about the groups led by Cyborg, Raven, or Starfire? They never got the memo! The answer... they never showed up. When BB's Group fist showed up, they were taken down quickly, but thanks to memory alteration by Phobia, they think they did. After ever defeat, each of the titans was frozen, but had their minds altered to think they has won and escaped. The plan was to make their "hero" lives miserable (BB's interaction with Terra was one example, In that one Slade actually managed to get into BB's head to try and warn him) and then thoroughly mess up the heads of the other Titans (and H.I.V.E. kids, because if one was able to switch sides, they may follow her example, and this would undermine the plan.) Meanwhile, the BOE has released a virus which is slowly killing off the human race (Except Slade, because the guy is immortal). Once every human on earth is dead, they will "break the spell" on the titans and show them what happened in their absence. They will all break down and agree to serve the BOE, as it's the only semblance of humanity left. They may then interrogate Starfire and begin plans to take over other planets.
Slade was working for Bruce
Starfire's language-learning ability.In the comics at least, she freely admits that can learn a language from any contact, but she prefers kissing. Why? I theorize that it's because the digestive enzymes in saliva act as a catalyst that speeds up the process. Much like the myelin sheathes on the axons in the human brain regarding electrical conduction, saliva between the two points of contact speeds the process up to almost "instantaeneous."
Slade was playing Trigon who thought he was playing Slade.Slade knew that the prophesy must be fulfilled, but also recognized that the prophesy only stated that Trigon would come to earth, not that Trigon would rule Earth forever. He decided to ensure Trigon's ascension and was rude to him to convince Trigon to renege on their deal, at which point, Slade set in motion Trigon's downfall by leading Robin to Raven.
Negative Man is from Azarath.This probably isn't even true, but seriously, his power just happens to look exactly like Raven's???
Jinx is also half-demon.Albeit her father/mother (depending on which one was the demon) is a much less powerful demon than Trigon, more along the lines of a mischievous demon (which explains her bad luck powers, compared to Raven's darker powers). Think about it. Raven's greyish skin tone? Probably caused by her demon heritage...now notice that Jinx ALSO had a greyish skin tone. Raven has improbable blue hair and blue eyes; Jinx has improbable pink hair and pink eyes (with slit pupils, to boot) - hell, Jinx even has horn-shaped hair! They're both magical action girls with dark powers (that glow - their eyes both glow as well); the difference is that Raven went down the Bad Powers, Good People route, whilst Jinx believed in Bad Powers, Bad People.
Jinx: I'm bad luck. Good was never really an option.
Jinx's powers aren't actually "bad luck" powers, even if she beleves they are.Luck - good or bad - is just chance, and Jinx inflicts this "bad luck" on purpose. In reality, it might be chaos, or a lighter version of Raven's powers (I direct your attention to the "Jinx Is Half Demon" theory above).
The reason that Robin's strength and ability seems to fluctuate between episodes.Robin can take Cinderblock down single-handedly one episode, then is threatened by thugs in another. The reason? Like Raven and Starfire (though much less magical and/or alien), his strength is related to his emotional state. This is not supernatural in any way; it is a mental thing. In Apprentice: Part One, he can take down Cinderblock so easily because he thinks that Slade is about to freeze his city. Note: Slade. His hatred and anger for the man fueled his strength.
Thunder and Lightning are gods.Come on...the episode begins with them in the sky, they go back up into the sky to make rain...and they do act like tricker-gods. Not to mention their out-dated clothing.
Slade never intended for Terra to be his apprentice.He simply used her to emotionally torture the Titans. He still wants Robin to be his apprentice, because deep down, he is a deranged but emotionally starved man with a sick longing for a son, ever since his oldest son died, his other son became mute and he was estranged from his son and wife.
The HIVE Academy is only one facet of the HIVE organization.The HIVE Academy is grooming and indoctrinating young metahumans to become soldiers and masterminds to work for the actual HIVE. The Brother Blood got his hands on the place, and now controls the entire HIVE organization, not just the academy.
Slade retains some of the pyrokinetic powers.Why not? There's nothing to contradict it in the show, and it would spice up the next time the Titans come up against him.
The Titans East actually deal with more severe crimes than the main titans doThey don't get the colorful villains robbing the banks, they have to deal with hostage situations, murders and other things you see on CSI. Steel City was chosen as the location of the Titans East because the police force was over-burdened, not because there were colorful villains robbing banks. Also, If the city is perpetually cold and cloudy, there's got to be problems with suicides and drug addiction. The Titans East aren't so much a superhero squad, but a fully-functional five-man police force (who happen to have superpowers). By the time Season five rolled around, they have the city under enough control that the titans east could afford to leave the city for a week or two.
Slade's eye wasn't shot out.In the comics, Slade's right eye was shot out, but when you see his undead skull in The End: Part 2, there is a vertical scar over his right eye. So, instead of grabbing a gun, his enraged (now ex-)wife reached for the nearest blade, a razor perhaps, and slashed at his face, taking out his eye in the process. Also, it's more plausible, since...well, a bullet through the eye is bound to get into your brain as well, and even Slade would probably not survive that.
Más y Menos are Plusle and Minun evolved into human form.Either that, or Más y Menos evolved into them at some point. Look at the twins. Then Plusle and Minun. It's the logical conclusion.
Brother Blood didn't suffer from Villain Decay.Encountering someone - Cyborg - who could resist his mind control made him paranoid and obsessive. He used his mind control more and more instead of subtly so that no-one could escape it, and this downward spiral caused him to become less charismatic and more Jerkass, making him increasingly dependant on the mind control, since they wouldn't work for him otherwise. It's a vicious cycle. Basically, it was intentional on the creators part.
Sorry for the crypticness but I love the pairing. Starfire was raped by Blackfire on Tamaran, then had her boyfriend taken.Blackfire is evil, and she's fun spirrited so being bi-curious isn't too far of a stretch. I believe she just wanted to try it out, and when Star said no, she took it anyway. Also Star kind of repressed it, and only remebers it as Blackfire being a cruel older sister.
Starfire can speak Raven's natural language.She gets her speach from a kiss, and they live in that house with nothing to do when the city's not in ruins, so she must have done it at least once to tease the boys. Most likely against Raven's will.
Raven is Gay or Bisexual.She spends more time and detail inspecting Starfire's body during "Switched" than Starfire does inspecting Raven's body. Also, while there's not active rebuffs, even after she gains control over her emotions she shows no interest in any of her male teammates and by that point Starfire and Robin are a clear couple.
Robin has abandoned his secret identity altogether.Whether it's Dick Grayson or Tim Drake/Wayne, whatever you prefer, though this WMG works better with the former than the latter, so I'll use Dick Grayson. They never mention secret identities on-screen. The other Titans have an excuse since, well, none of them really have much chance for a normal life, since the rest of them are green/alien/demonic/cybernetic. Robin's reason is that after having an argument with Batman, he wanted independence, so he stopped being Bruce's ward to further severe his connections to the man and fully embraced the Robin identity. Dick Grayson is either a) classified a missing person or b) tucked away at a "private school" or somewhere that he is, conveniently, away from the public eye.
Beast Boy nicknamed Nosyarg Kcid "Larry" because he reminded him of Negative Man...somehow...Negative Man's real name is Lawrence "Larry" Trainor. How does Kcid remind him of Negative Man? Um... Yeah, I don't know. Maybe Larry's just a big, soft child at heart?
Raven isn't entirely aware of the scope of her own powers, or how stable they are.In Fear Itself and Birthmark, she is visibly startled that she created a horde of abominations with her mind and stopped time respectively. It would also explain why she uses certain powers in certain episodes and never uses them again; she doesn't know how stable they are, and how much they would affect her emotional control. We may be dealing with a Reality Warper unaware here.
Some theories on how Malchior got out of the book to join the Brotherhood of Evil.A: The more likely theory: Someone from the Brotherhood of Evil, probably Madame Rouge, infiltrated the Tower and stole the book out of Raven's room; Raven never noticed the difference because the emotional trauma of having her heart ripped out probably prevents her from checking to make sure he's still there. Malchior was offered his freedom in exchange for allying himself with them, and accepted it. He was pretty eager to get out of that book in Spellbound; he probably figured he could pull a Screw This, I'm Outta Here if things ever got rough. B: The kinda cuckoo one, but my personal favorite: Trigon did it during the events of The End. He tried to get Malchior to join him, but, being an independent agent, Malchior distracted Trigon long enough to fly off to a cave somewhere and hunker down, and Trigon couldn't be bothered with killing him. Again, given that Raven probably isn't going to be checking that book to make sure he's still in there, she likely never noticed he was gone until he joined up with the Brotherhood of Evil.
Trigon never had the ability to impede Raven's powers.At least, to no greater extent than any more powerful magic user can mess with a weaker one. Her powers "came from him", true, but by inheritance- Raven wasn't actually drawing the energy from her magic from him in any direct sense. How'd he make her lose them for most of "The End, Part III"? Simple- he convinced her that he had the ability to block her powers, and since Raven's magic is based on her mental and emotional state, this actually created a block until she got angry enough to break through it.
Slade is Crazy Steve.It would explain his creepy, creepy interest in Robin.
Red Star's energy is Xenothium.A connection to Professor Cheng, same/similar appearance... It would explain why Cheng won't take off his hazmat clothes, even though he doesn't really wear them BEFORE the thing with Red Star, who's radioactive.
All the titans are either super rich or royalty.How else would they have enough money to pay land taxes in Titans Tower alone:
The underground library from The Prophecy in Jump City is a Weirdness Magnet.How else does one city get so many aliens and supervillains? The dark magic residing in the library causes supernatural forces to attract these kinds of characters.
The gears and cogs in Slade's haunt sent him insane.Which is why he's a bit more psychotic than his more anti-villain comic personality. C'mon, being surrounded by a constant whirring and grinding of gears would send anyone a little crazy. The clicking of gears, just like the sound of drums, or for that matter, bells.
The Doom Patrol were killed before the Season 5 finale.I was wondering why they didn't show up again to aid the Titans against their main enemies, the Brotherhood of Evil. This would explain it. Plus, in the comics, the DP have an unfortunate habit of... well, dying. More so than other comic characters.
Either Slade, Trigon, or Raven created or moved the old ruins where the Old Library is found.Jump City is in California after all. It's not a state brimming with weird occult ruins. Cyborg even says that the ruins are older than the city itself. Slade or Trigon probably created them or moved a former site of a cult to Trigon to that place. Alternatively they Raven could have created them on her sixteenth birthday (in that body at least) without knowing it. They could also just follow her around as she moves from place to place and realm to realm.
Raven's demon heritage gives her weird dietary requirementsRaven is one of the only Titans who is hardly ever shown eating, even at general meal times. She drinks tea in "Nevermore" and eats an apple in "Spellbound" and I believe that's it. But she's not (fully) human- what exactly does she eat, and why do we never see it? Theories: 1. Her quasi-demonic metabolism is incredibly efficient. An apple a day may just be enough to do it for her. 2. She has to consume something gross or disturbing; if she's got to chug a pint of fresh blood or somesuch a day in order to meet her body's requirements, no wonder she doesn't do it in public (or on-screen). 3. She's not just The Empath, she actually feeds on emotion. In that case, just being around people (and while she's a loner by nature, she does live in a building with four other teens whom she is certainly going to encounter even if they don't have a mission that day) is enough to keep her energized. 4. She doesn't actually eat anything different than a mortal girl would, and we just don't see her at it because she doesn't eat a lot (like Beast Boy and Cyborg) or eat very strange things (like Starfire). 5. Waffles. It's established that she likes them 'more than life itself'...
Trigon actually cares for Raven.
Control Freak really is an old nemesis of the Titans.They just simply don't know or care about him, until he destroys the city. He was obviously a Nerd Fanboy whom wanted an autograph, but they blew him off.
"How Long Is Forever" was an alternate timeline caused by Starfire's departure.She was simply a stablising influence on the team, and suddenly not being there caused a disruption:
Trigon was the Man Behind the Man for Brother Blood and (indirectly) SladeBased heavily on the comics.
Initially, there was the Church of Blood, evolved like in the comics, until they tried to expand in America, where the Gotham branch got Arella in their ranks and gave her to Trigon as a bride before running afoul of the League of Assassins. Between the losses from the various assassinations and Ra's al Ghul telling a young Batman who the Church of Blood adored when he came to investigate, the Church was broken up, and Brother Blood had to go underground for years.
When the League stops searching for him, Blood starts recreating the Church to both prepare Earth for the coming of Trigon and get his revenge on Ra's al Ghul, using the Hierarchy of International Vengeance and Extermination name and a council of 'associates' (actually mind-controlled) as cover. Everything is going right, with H.I.V.E. even establishing an academy to train superpowered agents, when some major snafu happens: first Raven arrives in town, unconsciously attracted by the presence of Brother Blood; then, about at the same time, Beast Boy and Robin (two veteran superheroes, with one of them being the sidekick of the goddamn' Batman) arrive to investigates on a series of metahuman crimes; finally, the threath of an alien attack on Jump City gets Raven, Beast Boy, Robin, a local cyborg vigilante that was giving them some minor trouble and what is a (relatively) low-powered version of Superman to form the Teen Titans.
An Oh Crap later, the H.I.V.E. hires a very capable mercenary calling himself Ravager (Grant Wilson) to kill the Titans. This brings Blood to start disposing of the H.I.V.E. council for endangering the daughter of Trigon (the headmistress will survive, having caught on what was happening and quitting), while Ravager is Finger Poke of Doom-ed to death by Starfire. That brings Ravager's father, Deathstroke the Terminator, to take the job, after renouncing to go by the name Deathstroke because Blood argued that it was embarassing (and that making sense even coming from someone calling himself Brother Blood had quite the effect).
Season one follows, with Slade having access to the H.I.V.E. resources (and the demon summoning coming from Brother Blood). Then Slade has to take a pause when Bill Walsh takes the name of Ravager and kidnaps Jericho, resulting in him becoming mute (the second Ravager exists too, but got an heart attack when he was confronted by not only Batman (who here adopts Tim Drake to serve as the third Robin, with Jason having been Robin alongside Dick and his death being one of the factors getting Dick to go solo) but also the Teen Titans and Slade, who had heard about another Ravager and came to check).
Season two follows, and as Brother Blood finally takes full control of the H.I.V.E. and starts micromagaging everything Slade makes his final attempt at fulfilling Grant's contract, resulting in Terra killing him.
Season three follows, with Brother Blood activating the allucinatory trap on Slade's outfit in a desperate attempt to get rid of the Titans after Robin recognized him and tipped Batman, resulting in Ra's al Ghul setting his assassins on the H.I.V.E. proper when Barbara Gordon or Zatanna tells him who is the leader of the H.I.V.E. (thus explaining Brother Blood's personnel problems and not bringing in the big guns: the League of Assassins has broken the H.I.V.E. with a few well-placed assassinations of key personnel). Brother Blood dies in prison shortly after being arrested, officially of brain hemorragia due the imperfect cyborgization (everyone knows it was actually the League of Assassins, but they left no evidence save for Talia's favorite lipstick being left around as a calling card).
Beast Boy knows who Batman and Robin really areHe probably wondered who in Gotham City had the means and the motivation to go around dressed as a giant bat and equipped with all of Batman's toys, and saw that Bruce Wayne not only had the means to buy or even have the equipment built and the motivation (his parents' death before his eyes) but had adopted a child who suspiciously looked like Robin. He always kept the secret, letting it slip only when the second Red X appeared (he was actually about to say Red X was Jason Todd, the second and presumed dead Robin, but corrected himself just in time).
Blackfire used to be a Cool Big Sis, but discrimination on Tamaran and Starfire's reaction at the arranged marriage plot ended any chanche for her to remain one.Related to an above WMG, this has Blackfire being considered a freak for having inherited her mother's hair and eye color. In spite of this, she managed to have a good relationship with Starfire and their little brother Wildfire, and was a true Cool Big Sis, albeith one with occasional bouts of jealousy and a pranking streak a light year wide.
Then the Gordianans attacked, causing their parents to send Wildfire away to preserve the succession, and when they produced ships armed with Wave Motion Guns with a too great range Blackfire decided it was time to throw out pride and act smartly: Starfire was given to them as slave, but had instructions to cripple the ship near Earth and make enough of a mess to get the attention of the local Green Lantern alongside the rest of the Justice League of America. The plan worked (with the JLA arriving after the future Titans had assembled), but Blackfire failed to warn Wildfire, who gave chase and got lost.
Starfire settling on Earth got their parents sick, and Blackfire went on Earth to test Starfire's friend and see if it was better taking her back or letting her stay on Earth. Thus, she hired two alien stuntmen and faked framing Star for a theft that never happened (the jewel was actually a fake, or legally aquired). Thus Blackfire's debut episode and her deciding it was better to let her stay on Earth without knowing about their parents' sickness until a new Grand Ruler had been instated (possibly Blackfire herself), only leaving a message where she revealed the prank after leaving as a 'prisoner'.
In the process she realized that Starfire and Robin were in love, and, due having encountered Batman and co. while she made sure they wouldn't interfere with her test, realized that they would probably never go anywhere due Star's shyness and Robin having been raised by Batman. Thus, after taking over as Grand Ruler and Starfire reaching puberty, she put up a Batman Gambit: getting Starfire's worst-looking and physically weaker suitor to fake an invasion to justify the arranged marriage and have him aquire and give Blackfire the Jewel of Charta to augmented the power of her starbolt, so that Robin would be forced to defeat the groom in combat and become the groom himself with Blackfire now too powerful in case Starfire decided to challenge her for the throne. Sadly, right before Robin could challenge the groom Starfire actually managed to defeat her sister, taking over just long enough to annull the marriage and banish Blackfire.
At that point Blackfire decided to get back at her sister for what she had done, and arrived on Earth. Once there, she met Madame Rouge, who provided some (interested) help in dealing with what had happened on Tamaran and nearly convinced her to join the Brotherhood of Evil. Ultimately Blackfire refused, and actually saved Starfire when she was overwhelmed by Killer Moth's giant moths, having chased the insect fanatic and his daughter when they stole her supply of zorka berries (hey, it's not like she could come back and resupply!) to have their mutant moths go Mothra.
After that, Blackfire tried to get revenge on her sister as detailed in Teen Titans Go!!, ending in prison after getting her ass handed to her by Wonder Girl. Not being stupid enough to run afoul of her again, Blackfire decides to serve her sentence peacefully, and maybe was starting to reform... When a pissed off Starfire confronts her, accuses her of having sent Madame Rouge disguised as Wildfire after her and denounces her as a sister. Madame Rouge had actually used the informations extracted by Blackfire when she tried to have join the Brotherhood, but Blackfire is innocent... And reduced to a nervous wreck by Starfire righteous but bad-aimed fury.
Raven really does love waffles "more than life itself".In fact she has a waffle addiction and the delusional believe that waffles can defeat all evil.
"Revved Up" was when Robin first revealed his secret identity to the other Titans.I think that Robin's briefcase contained personal things that endangered his secret ID, but he couldn't bear to leave with the rest of them in Gotham. His briefcase contains a Flying Grayson poster, family photos (of the Graysons and of him and Bruce), etc. Not only is it a risk to his identity, it's very close to his heart, hence the briefcase means "more than you'll ever know" to him. At the end of that episode, he revealed how much he trusted the Titans now, enough to reveal who he actually was.
Val-Yor was a Locrix himself.The Locrix that they were fighting in "Troq" were said to be robots who considered themselves superior to "organics". This implies a sense of hate or some sort of emotion that leads them to dislike organics - it wouldn't be the first time that a robot in the DCU felt emotions - so maybe Val-Yor is a Locrix who maybe developed more emotion than the others. Val-Yor differed in appearance to them, but he had silvery skin and red eyes (which could shoot lasers), so maybe he's a different model - maybe because he was meant to be more advanced than the others. Maybe he was built to be a leader of the Locrix but they made him too advanced and he decided he wanted to turn on them. His motive? Maybe he decided that he wanted to be even more powerful, or that he wanted to destroy the organics on his own, and the rest of his kind wouldn't allow it, so he decided to defeat the Locrix first before he launches the next stage of his plan (which the Teen Titans helped him to do, unwittingly increasing the threat the galaxy, which may come back to bite them later - ''hard''). Or he genuinely decided that what the Locrix is doing is wrong, and that he should stop them. Of course, he still has this in-built prejudice against organics. Whether or not he's trying to stop the Locrix crusade or to take it over for himself, he struggles to hide it in order to present himself as against this racism / suppress it as he knows on a high level of thinking that it's wrong, since it's hard-wired into him. So, he takes it out on Starfire.
Raven's cloak is made of a magical material from Azarath that responds to her mood.In "Spellbound", once she defeats Malchior, her white cloak fades from white to blue again. This is why her emotions in "Nevermore" have different coloured cloaks - because she knows this, so this carries over to her mind.
Jinx's Powers Are More Versatile Than She Thinks"Bad Luck" isn't exactly as constraining as some of the other powers on the Bad Powers, Bad People page, especially since she can control it, unlike say Black Cat from Spider-Man. Theoretically this means she can beat just about anyone, as anything not going right for a character (powers not working, accidental injury, unintentional slip-ups) can theoretically fall under bad luck for them—meeting the only requirement for her powers to work. We're lucky she never realized this when evil...
This series is in the same universe as the DCAU, but not during the run of any of the showsTeen Titans is between the end of The New Batman Adventures and Super: the Animated Series and the beginning of Justice Jeague. Robin had a falling out with Batman, formed the Titans when he made it to the West Coast (and the events of that one Flashback episode happened). Before the Justice League came about, all the heroes had an unspoken agreement that each will crime in their own city, and no one had the free time enough to often deal with crime away from home. The Titans didn't get help from the Justice League because it didn't exist, and the only two teammates that did have the numbers to other heros both had deep issues with their "parents" that they hadn't worked out yet. Also because the Titans East are on the East coast and would of taken to long to get there to help, and they didn't help with the world ending scenarios like Darkseid in the Superman cartoon because they hadn't formed yet and didn't get called. The series still had too of crossed over with Static Shock at some times (Batman did say that "Robin is with the Titans") and the Titans go Comics, at very least, had to happen after the beginning of Justice League (Beast Boy did mention Wonder Woman once), and some of the Titans looked up to those considered the "World's Greatest Heroes," but by the time the Unlimited rolled around, many of the Titans were inducted in the League as "reserves," or possibly all of them did (we did see Speedy with the same voice and look of his Titans form at one point), just becoming a training ground for future Leaguers.
On her planet, it isn't actually hilarious.It's actually a rather bad joke even on Tamaran. Starfire just wanted someone to laugh at it for once.
The Joker would have been the next Titan Villain, had the series not cancel.He woudln't be the only Batman / Justice League villain in the series (Killer Moth, Doctor Light.) While Slade's ambition was to try to make Robin a villain. Joker's motive would have been to succeed in Robin, what he had failed to do with Batman: Make him a killer. Since this was taking place before Robin becomes Nightwing, it would be a good reference to the time when Nightwing actually killed the Joker.
Beast Boy suffers from DepressionComedians in real life often do have a TON of emotional issues, with depression being among the most common. Beast Boy's life in the show and the comics really is the worst of any of the Titans, Raven and Robin don't have nothing on him. His parents died/were killed, he was turned green, his second family were a group of Blood Knights ready to die just for the sake of dying (who, at very least, overworked and unintentionally abused him emotionally, bad enough to make him run away), he never had much school or friends, spent long stretches of his life alone, has an insane raging monster inside of him, and first real relationship betrayed and tried to kill him. That's just the stuff we are sure is CANON. Beast Boy is a Sad Clown to insane extremes. He tries to make others laugh in a vain hope of keeping their attention and friendship, except he doesn't have any comedic talent of many other sad clowns. If Raven went into his mind, she would be scared of the sadness in Beast Boys soul.
Terra was faking amnesia
Slade is a crime boss who runs the criminal empire in Jump City that mostly has to do with mutation but also nanotechnolgySlade's plan in season 1 was to make Robin his apprentice, to carry on his legacy. What did Slade have him do? Steal. Slade most likely started off as a two-bit thieve who eventually built a criminal empire and invested in a lot of experiments and Robot technology. Cinderblock was most likely his creation,and he probably was responsible for most of the weird conspicuous monsters throughtout the series, even if indirectly. He also seemed to have his eyes set on dictatorship as he had Terra take over Jump City and implied that he was going to take over more territories.
The art design was radically changed for the revival to distance the series from Young Justice.While Teen Titans popularity and the success of the shorts has made DC revive the show with the original voice cast, they have hit a bit of a snag, since they currently have another teen team superhero show being led by Robin with appearances by Bubblebee, Kid Flash, Speedy, and Beast Boy. They are hoping the art shift (as seen here) is enough to make sure people don't confuse the two series, or call CN for redundancy.
Raven defeated Trigon using the powers that she gave her friends.It was stated that the more they stood as one the stronger the power was. Their fight with Trigon couldn't be more united than that. While at the time she couldn't use powers she was still an empath and took little at a time from Robin during their journey back to the surface. It was enough to block Trigon's rays. It's further proven when the Titans stood behind her during the final blow. Before she blasted Trigon, an aura surrounded the rest of the Titans before moving off them and onto her. She could have just taken back what she gave them.
Danny Chase will appearHe will be voiced by Zach Tyler Eisen and will be given the proper treatment.
Beast Boy has abandonment issues.Similar to the "Beast Boy has depression" WMG above. Beast Boy is desperate for attention and would probably be the most heartbroken if his friends left him behind. Events in his past may have led to abandonment issues that gave him an intense fear of being left behind. The BB in this show may have a different backstory than the one in the comics, one where he's left alone even more often, for longer periods of time.
Slade set up a computer to send an automated signal to activate his mask (in "Haunted") in the case of his death.Why would he do this, you may ask? Simple: he wanted to plant the notion in the Titans' minds that he was still alive, so that they would be constantly looking over their shoulders, never knowing when he's attack them. Even in death, he remains as manipulative as ever. Alternatively, the A.I. controlling his Sladebots did it, seeing how it seems to act like the real Slade.
The appearances of Terra in Things Change were just an hallucinationI know Word of God contradicts this, but, after rewatching this episode recently, a few things struck me:
Raven was jealous of Beast Boy's relationship with Terra, not the other way around.Raven and Terra were Not So Different when it came to their powers and fears- Raven has to meditate every day to control her powers, or, like Terra, they go haywire. Terra could easily stand for what Raven might have been like if she hadn't have had any training from Azarath or befriended the Titans. Raven was mistrustful of Terra because she knew straight away how dangerous Terra was- because they are alike. Maybe Raven could have talked to Terra about her powers, but since the others were all over Terra, she never got much chance. Later on, Raven grew resentful that Terra had seemingly mastered her powers without her help while Raven was still stuck meditating. Terra points out during their catfight, "Were you jealous they liked me better than you?" Beast Boy was devastated by Terra's betrayal, but Raven could easily have been as well, since the two of them were both scared of being left alone and friendless, knowing they were destined to destroy everything they cared about. Terra's sacrifice at the end of "Aftershock" wasn't wholly dissimilar to Raven preparing to be Trigon's vessel in "The End."
There never was any intended romance between Raven and Beast Boy.It's mostly (not completely) just the Target Audience who watch the show projecting their feelings onto and identifying with Raven, particularly pre-defrosted Raven, and see Beast Boy as the ideal guy (cute, funny and energetic) to break them out of their shell, so shipping started because they wanted to be Raven and get Beast Boy.
Beast Boy could change into an Azarathan (Raven's people) or a Tameranean (Starfire's people)Since human(oid)s are animals, and he can be any animal he knows the appearance of, it follows. For Rule of Funny, he can only become the female of the species.
"Clorbag" is the Tameranean equivalent of the F-bomb.In which case they were really Getting Crap Past the Radar with Raven's, Cyborg's and Starfire's dialogue.
The giant shapeshifting monster from "Things Change" was unleashed by Slade.Who else?
As a young child, Raven used to blame an imaginary friend for when she'd lose control on her powers.In "Hide and Seek", believing "Bobby" to be spurts of Melvin's powers in stressful situations, Raven eventually tries to explain to Melvin that it was time to stop blaming "Bobby" for power flare-ups, and she explains it with the utmost sympathy. Raven, likely having been excluded by her peers on Azarath (perhaps the fellow kids bullied her for being half-demon..? She also appears to be somewhat small for her age, even as a teenager...), probably had an imaginary friend as a young child to keep from being lonely. Still learning how to use and control her powers and abilities, she likely blamed every negative reaction on said imaginary friend out of fear of being reprimanded for messing up. Her mother, and the monks of Azarath that helped to look after her, probably allowed this behavior for a few years, into she got to Melvin's age or near it, and finally told her that she was "big girl" and needed to take responsibility for her powers, both good and bad. This probably helped her to focus and channel them better, learning to embrace them as an extension of herself, instead of being ashamed and fearing the bad part of them. Raven would eventually learn to use all her abilities for the sake of good, which led to her being the heroine she is today. Raven saw herself in Melvin, and wanted to spare the kid the same hardship she faced, as well as help Melvin start her personal journey of being part of the next generation of Titans, and not be fearful or ashamed of her powers. Perhaps Raven's words to Melvin were much like the ones her mother had told her at that age?
The Plan behind "Haunted"Okay, this is how I see it having gone down. Slade (being Slade), set up one last trick to kill Robin (or whichever Titan happened to be the one to grab the mask). So for this operation, he needed two people to assist him. The first was The Scarecrow, who had battled Batman and Robin in the past and had a score to settle. He supplied the Fear toxin (in both gaseous and dust form) for Robin to inhale. The second was Slade's butler and ally, Wintergreen (from episode 1) aka Mr. What Happened to the Mouse? . Wintergreen would be the one to activate the device if Slade happened to perish. Robin did the rest, when his obsessive behavior made him go down to look and hold the mask which activated Scarecrow's gas. Wintergreen never realized Slade survived during the events of Season 4 and made a clean getaway. Wintergreen had been seen with the H.I.V.E. Headmistress and later showed up with the Brotherhood of Evil (and was frozen). He may have lived a happy life full of love and crime and never realized his master had returned