Western Animation: Teen Titans Go!
They're back! ...Er, somewhat. And they're totally going to save the world! ...Or something.Teen Titans Go!
is an animated television series based on the DC Comics
series, Teen Titans
. It was part of the DC Nation
programming block on Cartoon Network
. It is a quasi-Spin-Off
of the 2003 Teen Titans
show, but more directly based on and spun off from the New Teen Titans
bumper shorts that share the same voice actors and general design.
This Two Shorts
format series revolves around the Teen Titans and their comedic misadventures as they engage in superheroics, mill about Jump City, or hang out around Titans Tower. The main cast has reprised their respective roles as the characters from the original series. Think of it as something along the lines of Rock Lee's Springtime of Youth
, an alternate and more silly take on the series. It is also clearly aimed at a younger audience...well, somewhat (it's a TV-PG rated show due to its style of humor).
It premiered on April 23, 2013, and along with Beware the Batman
, replaced Young Justice
and Green Lantern: The Animated Series
on the DC Nation block, though new episodes are shown during the week as well. Two months later, on June 11, the show was picked up for a second season.
If you're looking for the comic book series based on the 2003 TV series with the same name (not to be confused with the comic adaption of this comedy series), go here
- Adobe Flash: The animation style.
- Accidental Truth:
- Turns out the legend of the legendary sandwich was real, much to Raven's surprise.
- And again in the following short, "Pie Bros", when she claims Mother Mae Eye makes pies out of people. All the Titans laugh it off as a silly rumor.
- The story about Second Santa was true as Starfire saw him while the Titans were in the hospital.
- In "The Mask", Starfire believes that Robin never takes off his mask because he's hiding a parasitic twin that is in his eye. Turns out that she was right.
- Achievements in Ignorance:
- Starfire somehow managed to create a ball gown by dumping milk and glue over a piece of fabric, sawing at it, then baking the whole thing in the oven. It should be noted that she was trying to sew. And she thought the gown was hideous, even though it appeared to be quite presentable.
- In "Starfire the Terrible", she is somehow able to make functioning laser turrets out of cardboard, which are operated by a control panel despite the buttons being crayon drawings she makes the noises for.
- In "Staring into the Future", Beast Boy and Cyborg stare at a slice of pizza for 30 years and manage not to age or perish in any form.
- Adaptational Villainy:
- Compared to the original series, Terra is a straight-up villain instead of a Woobie, Destroyer of Worlds. This makes her more faithful to the original comics.
- Adaptation Dye-Job: Starfire's hair goes from red to hot pink.
- Added Alliterative Appeal: In "Burger vs. Burrito", Cyborg and Beast Boy's final showdown is full of Pokémon-esque moves that incorporate this.
- Affably Evil: Trigon, a supportive dad who just wants his daughter to live up to her full potential, and is also the demonic conqueror of a hundred dimensions.
Trigon: Go ahead and annihilate them, dear. Then we can get ice cream to celebrate!
- Agree to Disagree: Robin tries to use this as a way to settle the debate on whether burgers are better than burritos. Cyborg and Beast Boy don't agree.
- A House Divided: In "Starliar", Starfire's lies cause Robin, Cyborg, and Raven to turn on each other. Luckily, everything gets resolved when Starfire comes clean.
- Alien Lunch: "Parasite" has Starfire make a feast for the Titans using food from outer space. One dish is a worm with three mouths that screams when bitten.
- All Men Are Perverts:
- Robin tells the other Titans that they're going to build a senior center but immediately changes his mind to build a pool once Starfire says she wishes she had a reason to wear a bikini.
- He even wanted to kiss Purple Raven one time when the Ravens escaped into the city, claiming that it was the "only way" to stop her, much to the chagrin of a jealous Starfire.
- Distracted by the Sexy: When he's cave-sitting for Batman, the other Titans follow Robin into the cave, and Starfire tries on Batgirl's uniform, leaving Robin catatonic and drooling. He snaps out of it and tells her to take it off. She says that it's too tight. He immediately becomes catatonic and drooling again.
- In "Grandma Voice", he comments on how good Starfire looks in her outfit.
- Beast Boy shows signs of this in "Legs".
- All Women Are Lustful:
- Blackfire. Let's just say that she has a fondness for Robin's butt.
- Maybe Raven in the ending of "Legs".
- Alternate Continuity: The whole series to the original '03 series.
- Amusing Injuries: A key component of the show's humor: superhero friends taking slapstick to its predictable degree.
- Robin gets this mostly, turning him into the show's most likely Chew Toy.
- Animation Bump:
- In "Super Robin", Beast Boy's transformation into a T. Rex is more detailed and fluid than normal. If paused at the right moment, he can be seen halfway through his transformation as a human/dinosaur hybrid.
- The fight scene between Raven and Terra in "Terra-ized" looks noticeably better than most given action scenes in the series. This also applies to the Humongous Mecha fights in "Burger vs. Burrito" and "The Left Leg."
- Animesque: Although not quite as much so as the original series.
- Anticipatory Breath Spray:
- Beast Boy does it in "Terra-ized" when he thinks he's about to kiss Terra.
- Robin does it in "Colors of Raven" when he is about to kiss Purple Raven at her kissing booth. Starfire interrupts.
- Apple of Discord: In "Caramel Apples", Trigon showers attention on Starfire in an attempt to annoy Raven and get the two to fight.
- Arbitrary Skepticism: In "Slumber Party", Cyborg relates a childhood story about an encounter with a Bloody Mary-esque ghost called Scary Terri. When the others don't believe him, he points out that Raven's father is a demon. Raven counters that her father doesn't waste his time hanging out at slumber parties (unless he's super bored).
- Arch-Enemy: "Starfire the Terrible" focuses on Starfire becoming Robin's archenemy after the other Titans tell him he can't be the world's greatest superhero without one.
Why doesn't anyone want to kill me!?
- Arson, Murder, and Jaywalking: In the quest for the legendary sandwich, Beast Boy, Cyborg, and Starfire are sent to the far ends of the Earth (and the latter into space), while Robin is sent to... the supermarket.
- Art Shift:
- Sometimes the characters' imagine spots are animated in a simple, hand-drawn style.
- When they find a comic book in "Books", the art shifts to show Starfire, Robin, Cyborg, and Beast Boy as they appeared in the original Teen Titans comic.
- "Dreams" has the characters' dreams in different art formats. Starfire's has a cutesy art style with clipart cat heads superimposed over her friends. Cyborg's is a 16-bit video game. Beast Boy's is a live action video of a chameleon that jerks back and forth. Robin's is the end of the fight with Brushogun in Teen Titans: Trouble in Tokyo with a "hilarious" Gag Dub of him and Starfire kissing. Raven redoes the finale of the Season 4 arc of Teen Titans in a simplified style with a few liberties. Finally, Silkie's dream is also live action, wherein he is played by a human with a giant Silkie head looking for food.
- "Puppets, Whaaaaat?" literally becomes a puppet show for the third act.
- In "Caramel Apples", part of one of Robin's inspirational speeches includes a shot of Beast Boy and Cyborg as they appeared in the original animated series.
- "Knowledge" has Raven take on the style of Schoolhouse Rock when she sing a song about "metaphorical expressions" to Starfire.
- "Let's Get Serious" has the Titans transform into, well, Liefeld creations.
- Ascended Extra: Silkie, Starfire's pet grub who first appeared in "Can I Keep Him?" in the original series, appears frequently and even stars in a few episodes.
- Asskicking Equals Authority: In "Gorilla", Beast Boy defeats Robin and declares himself team leader. To become leader again, Robin has to beat him.
- Auto-Tune: From Starfire during the musical number in "Uncle Jokes".
- Badass Adorable: It may be mostly attributed to the art-style, but all the characters seem to be this.
- Special mention goes to Starfire during the episode "Starfire the Terrible": she successfully blows up the moon, has a fully functioning secret lair in the Titans' back yard complete with laser defenses, legions of deathbots, and a piranha tank despite her control panel (and everything else) being made completely out of cardboard, tape, and crayons, and manages to defeat the other Titans before Robin sucker punches her with his motorcycle. All while giggling and having very little idea about how to be an imposing, scary villain no matter how hard she tries.
- Bait and Switch:
- When Robin flashes back to the moment that made him unable to relax, he arrives at the circus, where the animals kept stealing his stuff. He actually lampshades this.
Robin: Not the reason I was expecting.
- In "Artful Dodgers", at first it seems like the boys aren't letting Starfire and Raven play dodgeball because of the typical "girls can't play sports" reason. But then we get a flashback of Raven losing her temper and trying to devour the rival team, and Starfire trying to eat the dodgeball.
- Baleful Polymorph: In "Thanksgiving", Trigon tries to replace Robin's ruined turkey by magically changing Cyborg into a new turkey. Raven stops him from killing one of her friends as food. They settle on using Batman, instead.
- Banana Peel: Used liberally in "Gorilla", where Beast Boy throws them at Robin as a Running Gag. Raven somehow slips on one while levitating.
- Barbie Doll Anatomy: In "Laundry Day", Robin fights in nothing but some strategically-placed mud, but is still clearly lacking some important bits.◊
- Batman Stays Out of Jump City: In "Girls Night Out", Starfire, Raven, and Jinx hijack some bumper cars and soon has the entire city's police force chasing after them. They drive past Batman and Commissioner Gordon, who are parked in a police car in an alley, just laughing to themselves and having a good time. The laughter stops when they see the high speed chase and assesses the situation, but then they resume laughing.
- Bat Deduction: In "Sandwich Thief", Robin uses spurious logic to somehow deduce that his future self stole his perfect sandwich, only for that sandwich to then travel to another planet.
- Battle Interrupting Shout: In "Starliar", Starfire interrupts the Titans' brawl by shouting "STOP!". Cyborg still takes the chance to bean Robin with his anvil-hand.
- See-More vs. Raven in "Super Robin". See-More loses rather quickly.
- Robin's whistling powers vs. Gizmo's laser in "Mouth Hole".
- Beard of Sorrow: Robin grows one in "Birds" when he is driven out of the team and starts living in the mockingbird nest in the chimney.
- Be Careful What You Wish For:
- After Trigon has convinced her friends that she's being unreasonable about Trigon's offer, Raven humors him to demonstrate just what he really intends to have her do to them.
- In "Super Robin", Raven agrees to grant Robin superpowers, only to show him that such powers are in fact a curse. After solving all the world's problems within three seconds of acquiring these powers, there's no longer a need for superheroes and all the Titans are out of a job.
- Become a Real Boy: "Real Boy Adventures" has Cyborg wish to become a real boy so he can enjoy a hot tub, only to lament all the human frailties he has long since forgotten about.
- Behind the Black: In "Dog Hand", Raven doesn't notice Cyborg has a dog for a hand until he holds it up for the viewers to see.
- "Be Quiet!" Nudge: In "Matched", Cyborg says that Robin convinced him to make his matchmaking program because he wanted to prove that he and Star were meant to be together. He says this in front of Starfire, so Robin nudges him.
- Berserk Button:
- Do not mess with Starfire's hair.
- Beast Boy and Cyborg get theirs pressed at the very end of "Hey Pizza!", when they see a senior get exactly what they've been trying to get for the whole episode: a free pizza. Let's just say "overreacting" is an understatement.
- Don't question Robin's authority and never make him jealous.
- Big Ball of Violence: Robin gets into one with a tiger in "Gorilla".
- Bigger on the Inside: Robin's blanket fort in "Slumber Party". It's only about 2 feet square on the outside, but inside is a fully constructed palace with a bowling alley, basketball court, indoor fountains, a dance parlor, and a 2nd floor guest bedroom.
- Big "NO!":
- Cyborg and Beast Boy in "Colors of Raven" when Pink Raven discovers the crystal that they were to seal her in.
- Robin in "Starfire the Terrible" after Starfire destroys his hair gel.
- Beast Boy in "Legs" when Raven puts her cloak back on and he can no longer see her legs.
- Big Red Button: Subverted in "Hey Pizza!". "The Button" appears to be a big red button, but it opens up to reveal a little red button.
- Bizarro Universe: "Robin Backwards" is all about the Titans' bizarro counterparts.
- Black Comedy:
- Very close to this at the end of "Pie Bros", in a PG variant.
- Used heavily in "Ghost Boy", which revolves around Beast Boy convincing Starfire that he's a ghost. By the end of the episode, everyone dies and become ghosts for real.
- The senior citizens in "Hey Pizza!" tell Robin that the center he's building for them is the only thing they have to look forward to besides death, with a pan to the Reaper himself watching them.
- The ending of "Super Robin" has an elderly Robin flatline in his hospital bed while the other four elderly Titans gloat over the "curse" of having superpowers.
- Human skeletons show up in Raven and Starfire's bedrooms as momentary screen grabs.
- Raven is barred from playing dodgeball because the last time she did ended with her eating the opposing team.
- Blessed with Suck: In "Super Robin", Raven gives Robin superpowers to show him that powers are a curse. Robin is ecstatic at first, solving all the world's problems in three seconds. However, this leaves the Titans with no purpose and they disband.
- "Blind Idiot" Translation: Parodied. The video game that Beast Boy is playing in "Driver's Ed" has "YOU ARE DIE" for a game over screen.
- Body Horror:
- In "Super Robin", Robin's attempts to give himself superpowers through a lab accident, end with him fusing himself with a real robin. He sprouts feathers, a beak, and bird feet.
- In the ending of "Tower Power", a techno-mad Cyborg prevents his friends from separating him with the tower controls, by making them a part of the tower as well. It appears he decapitated them and attached their heads to various household appliances.
- In "Friendship" Beast Boy tries to turn into a pegasus, but instead he turns into a giant bird with a horse head and some of his original limbs.
- In the ending of "Waffles", Beast Boy and Cyborg were put on the torture table, and it's revealed that Beast Boy has been skeletonized from his neck to his feet.
- Bound and Gagged: Robin does this to Speedy in "The Date" to stop him from going out with Starfire. Subverted in that Speedy simply bites through the cloth gag and easily slips out of the ropes when he has the chance.
- Bowdlerise: UK airings of "Super Robin" censor the ending so it stops on old Cyborg and Beast Boy dancing.
- Brick Joke:
- Starfire warned Raven about random sky lasers in "Ghost Boy" after Raven got zapped. Guess what happens a few scenes later.
- Throughout "Parasite", Robin constantly believes that "Parry" is going to mutate into a giant spider alien that the Titans will fight at the end of the galaxy. Then at the end, it looks like Parry is a nice guy. However, just as Robin thought, Parry mutates into a giant spider alien and the Titans get pulled with it through a portal to the end of the galaxy.
- During "Driver's Ed", Robin drags the Titans away from their tasks so they can drive for him, leading to Beast Boy's character dying in his video game, Cyborg's corrupted data from an incomplete patch, Starfire failing to keep Silkie away from some special berries, and Raven failing to banish a demon. Cyborg's problem turns into a Running Gag, Starfire's and Beast Boy's problems are forgotten, and the demon shows up in the end to take down the villain of the story.
- In "The Mask," Starfire's idea of what's under Robin's mask is a conjoined twin in his eye. Turns out she was right!
- Broken Aesop: Parodied multiple times.
- In "Gorilla", the episode starts off with the rest of the Titans annoyed by Robin's Control Freak ego and Beast Boy deals him a Break the Haughty, usurping Robin as leader and with Raven and Starfire quickly favoring Beast Boy. Robin later earns his position as leader back from Beast Boy by being the bigger "alpha male" and the Titans happily return under his leadership. So... what was learned, exactly?
- But Now I Must Go: Parodied in "La Larva de Amor." Silkie goes back to the Tower, while Sonia, the amorous Latino woman who fawns over him the whole episode, brings on the drama by hamming it up over how he must leave her behind.
- Butt Monkey:
- Calling Your Attacks:
- Robin's depression over his staff getting broken affects his crimefighting, and introduces us to the "sad punch!" and "frowny kick!"
- On Cinderblock. He responds with "Actually Painful Fist".
- Cyborg and Beast Boy call out attacks for their creations in "Burger vs. Burrito" ŕ la Pokémon style.
- "Crab Punch! Crab Punch! Dolphin Uppercut!" in Brain Food. A subversion because, instead of being the name of the moves, they're what Robin is actually attacking.
- Car Cushion: In "Super Robin", Gizmo lands this way after Cyborg knocks him out with a missile.
- Cardboard Prison: The Juvenile Detention Facility is actually capable of holding Jinx, but Raven and Starfire can break in and out at will. Of course, Starfire and Raven were restrained in the same method as Jinx, even though they both possess powers that will work when they're restrained as such.
- Car Fu: Robin has designated Monday "Motorcycle Monday", where the Titans can only fight villains on a motorcycle. Not that the fact that he's the only one who has a motorcycle has anything to do with that, no sir.
- Casanova Wannabe: Beast Boy. Small wonder Terra refuses to reciprocate his affections at first.
- Censor Box: In "Mr. Butt", Blackfire needs to dress Starfire in her outfit. A censor box slides in to cover Star while Blackfire quickly strips and redresses her.
- Centipede's Dilemma: In "You're Fired", Beast Boy gets into trouble with the team when he stops to think about what animal to turn into, when he's usually the Leeroy Jenkins.
- Character Exaggeration: The various personalities the characters had in the the old series are more exaggerated in this one in order to fit the tune of a Gag Series. These include some of the characters either taking a level in jerkass or dumbass depending on the comedic situation. It never reaches the point of Flanderization though, although to its deficit, Robin comes pretty close compared to the original cartoon and comics due to his violent "beat first, ask later" approach to things, along with his selfishness and willingness to rub his leader status in his friends' faces. This often results with him getting his just desserts, though.
- Cheaters Never Prosper: In "Artful Dodgers", the Titans decry the H.I.V.E. Five using hostages strapped to a bomb as cheating, then stop them and disable the bomb. Later, when the H.I.V.E. Five enter the dodgeball tournament and handily beat them, the Titans decide to cheat to win. They lose anyway, then get the H.I.V.E. Five arrested so they win by default.
- Chunky Updraft: When Starfire was furious in "La Larva de Amor" and "Second Christmas".
- Circular Reasoning: From "Gorilla":
Beast Boy: I don't have to listen to you! Who made you leader anyway?
Robin: I did! It was my first action as leader!
- Clingy Jealous Girl:
- Raven's accused of this towards Beast Boy in "Terra-ized", when all she was really doing was trying to out his new girlfriend, Terra, as a mole.
- Starfire towards Robin in "Starfire the Terrible". She blows up the moon because of how much "Robin liked that moon" (accompanied by a sight gag of Robin making a kissy face at the moon with Starfire holding a bouquet dejectedly behind him).
- Seems like history was repeating itself with Raven/BB/Terra in "Be Mine", except when Terra's seemingly won over by BB's romantic ballad, Raven goes from heartbroken to jealous to downright pissed in a heartbeat and whoops Terra before tossing her back in the trash hole.
- Cloning Blues: The plot of "Double Trouble".
- Close-Call Haircut:
- In "Legendary Sandwich", Starfire gets one during a fight with a Sandwich Guardian. It makes her go berserk and smash the guardian to bits.
- She gets another in "Pie Bros" when she, Robin and Raven barely survived being baked into pie (again).
- Closet Geek: Raven tries to hide her infatuation with the Pretty Pretty Pegasus show, only for Robin to casually suggest watching it at the end of the short.
- Clothing Switch:
- "Laundry Day" ends with the Titans in each others' outfits.
- Even though Raven is wearing Robin's outfit with a knee-length cape, she can somehow wrap herself in it like she does her regular cloak.
- Combat Pragmatist: Raven. She beats Dr. Light in moments by opening a portal directly into a jail cell beneath him to fall into.
- Combination Attack: "Power Moves" is all about this, and Robin predictably taking it too far.
- Comically Missing the Point:
- As Beast Boy and Cyborg happily devour pies suspiciously colored like (and containing parts of) their friends, they pause briefly to consider that — GASP! — these are the best pies ever.
- Zan of the Wonder Twins flushes himself down the toilet in the form of water after getting fed up with never being allowed to help fight crime like his sister.
Starfire: This is terrible!
Raven: Yeah, he left the toilet seat up.
Beast Boy: Wow...no one's ever known me like you do!
- Companion Cube: Robin's staff in "Staff Meeting". He treats it like a best friend and thinks it speaks to him.
- The Complainer Is Always Wrong: Raven in "Real Magic".
- Conflicting Loyalty: In "Hey Pizza!", Robin is conflicted between building a senior center for the old people or a pool just so he can see Starfire in a bikini. In the end, he makes the right choice.
- Continuity Nod:
- Robin's outfit the senior citizens made for him can be seen in his closet in "Staff Meeting".
- In "Books", Cyborg opens a wall only to find one of Raven's eye-snakes slithering through it; exactly how it happened in "La Larva de Amor". Lampshaded by Cyborg.
Cyborg: Man, I am having some serious déjŕ vu right now.
- In "Be Mine", the music is from the Radio Staff that Robin and Cyborg created in "Power Moves".
- Converting for Love: With a touch of Does This Remind You of Anything?. In "Opposites", Jinx tries to get the H.I.V.E. Five to convert to good so she can date Cyborg. Unfortunately, Cyborg had the opposite idea, leaving their teams at odds.
- Cooking Duel: "Burger vs. Burrito", where Cyborg and Beast Boy compete over which of their favorite foods is better. It escalates pretty quickly, ending in a battle between a burger Humongous Mecha and a Kaiju burrito.
- Covered in Gunge: The Titans get slimed after blowing up a slime monster in "Laundry Day".
- CPR (Clean, Pretty, Reliable): Starfire performs this accurately on Cyborg after a shrunken Robin tries to dive down his throat in "Body Adventure."
Starfire: I shall maneuver your Heimlich!
- Crazy Jealous Guy: Robin towards Starfire in "The Date". She finds out the extent of his actions and calls him out on it.
- Creator Cameo: The fangirls chasing a naked Robin in "Laundry Day" are based on some of the animators.
- Cute Is Evil: The Twin Destroyers of Azarath are a pair of seemingly innocuous imps.
- Cybernetics Eat Your Soul: In "Tower Power", Cyborg's brain gets uploaded into Titans Tower mainframe; making him fully mechanical. He slowly loses his humanity and becomes hostile to his friends.
- Dance Party Ending:
- "Double Trouble", bizarrely... with a T-Rex!
- "Burger vs. Burrito".
- Dancing Pants: In "Laundry Day", the Titans' outfits somehow became animated by the goo from the Monster of the Week they fought. They were actually animated by Raven, who cast a spell on the outfits to teach Robin a lesson in not weaseling out of laundry duty.
- Darker and Edgier: Not the show, but the concept itself is downright destroyed in "Lets Get Serious", where the Titans, after being criticized by Aqualad, start taking themselves seriously. They all get Leifeldian proportions, a Lantern Jaw of Justice (even Starfire and Raven), absurd facial details, large muscles, hammy dialogue, and deal with a threat from the H.I.V.E. like serious superheroes should. It eventually culminates in the overly dramatic break up of the entire team after Cyborg and Beast Boy get into an argument over juice. Even Aqualad himself wondered if they had become too serious.
- Dartboard of Hate: Looking closely at the posters in Robin's room in "The Date" shows that he has a poster of Two-Face and one of The Joker, both of which have several birdarangs sticking out of them.
- Deadpan Snarker:
- Jinx has her moments as well
- Death by Irony: In "Ghost Boy", Robin falls to his death. About five seconds after bragging that he has nothing to worry about since he's an acrobatics expert. Sort of depressing when you consider how he got into the business...
- Death from Above: Death by random sky laser is apparently a common problem on Starfire's homeworld. In "Ghost Boy", she and Raven are randomly struck down by sky lasers.
- Denser and Wackier/Lighter and Softer: Than its most recent counterpart Young Justice and even the original Teen Titans animated series. There's much more focus on comedy than the action. It's so light and soft that the color palette for the show is primarily bright blue and pink, compared to the original show's dark blue, grey, purple, and black.
- Department of Redundancy Department: This line from "Double Trouble":
Beast Boy: You're me!
Beast Boy's clone: Correction, I'm you.
- Delivery Stork: Shows up in "Hose Water" to repossess Starfire and Cyborg when their youthful enthusiasm causes them to de-age into eggs.
- Designated Victim: Beast Boy usually gets the worst of the "drama" the plot plays up in that episode. The rest of the Titans get their helping of abuse, too, but Beast Boy goes back for seconds and thirds. When Played for Laughs, Robin gets turned into The Chew Toy.
- Destination Defenestration: While destroying bits of the Tower as a response to her bad mood, Raven uses her powers to pick up Silkie and chuck him through a window.
- Detonation Moon: What Starfire does to truly prove her villainy in "Starfire the Terrible".
- Devil in Plain Sight: Much of the comedy in "Terra-ized" is based around the Titans, sans Raven, being oblivious to the fact that Terra is this.
- Did You Just Scam Cthulhu?: In "Salty Codgers", Raven barters with Death for the souls of her friends, in exchange for her own. After getting him to give up their souls, she reveals that she lacks one on account of being half-demon. Death tried to get her back by turning her friends into zombies, but Raven found that to be an added bonus.
- Dinner Deformation: While wondering around the Tower looking for things to eat, Silkie eats Robin's extendible staff, which telescopes in his body, thus stretching him out.
- Disney Acid Sequence: Pink Raven creates one of these in "Colors of Raven".
- Disproportionate Retribution:
- In "The Left Leg", the Titans pilot a Humongous Mecha to deal with Kitten for robbing a bank. Justified because Robin wanted to to use said Mecha and was impatient.
- In "Caramel Apples", Trigon tries to destroy the Earth because Raven didn't give him a Father's Day gift.
- Divergent Character Evolution: The aspects of Raven's personality are given more individualization in "Colors of Raven" than they showed in the original "Nevermore". They each have their own eye color, a unique clasp for their cloak and more vocal differentiation from Tara Strong. They also have minor physical differences, such as Red Raven's pointy teeth and Orange Raven's dopey expression.
- Doom Doors: Shows up when Cyborg gets KO'd in "Staff Meeting". In fact, the show uses a lot of stock sound effects in unorthodox ways, such as the sound effect for Instant Message programs being used for thought bubbles.
- Downer Ending: "Body Adventure" has the Titans doing a "Fantastic Voyage" Plot into Cyborg's body to get rid of the cold he's suffering from. Even after meeting the virus itself, they're unable to get rid of the lazy slob-like virus, and leave. In the next scene, they try calling a doctor, but are too tiny for the operator to understand them. Cue end of episode:
In Loving Memory of Cyborg's Body: 1996-2014
- Dragged Off to Hell: Ed in "Driver's Ed" gets dragged into a portal by a shadowy demon Raven was trying to banish before Robin interrupted her earlier in the episode.
- Dramatic Wind: Starfire's skirt has this, even when she is just floating in mid-air.
- The Dreaded: Pain Bot.
- Dungeon Bypass: Robin creates an obstacle course in "No Power" to test the team, but he's the only one who runs it fairly. Cyborg and Beast Boy fly over, Raven teleports to the end, and Starfire blasts every obstacle while hovering through at a steady pace.
- Eat the Evidence: In "Laundry Day", Robin disposes of the schedule that proves it is his turn to do the laundry by putting it into a blender, turning it into a smoothie and drinking it. He later burps it back up.
- Edible Ammunition: In "The Date", Robin dressed as Speedy fires a ham at the real Speedy during a food fight. Ham-boned!
- Emotion Eater:
- Both Raven and Trigon can draw strength from the nightmares of children.
- The Twin Destroyers of Azarath feed on affection, but are weakened by scorn.
- Enlightenment Superpowers: Whistling. Yes, really.
- Epic Fail: An odd variation has Starfire sewing using cloth, glue, a saw, and milk and placing it in an oven. The result is oddly an Expy of a Disney Princess dress. But Starfire's reaction is that it's hideous.
Starfire: Perhaps I did not use enough milk.
- Extreme Doormat:
- If you think about it, the Titans can be one to each other. After all that abuse, they manage to forgive each other easily.
- Starfire whenever it regards to her sister Blackfire.
- Extreme Omnivore: Starfire and Raven can eat anything, especially dodgeballs
- Even Evil Has Standards:
- Jinx has shades of this. In "Artful Dodgers", she was the first to point out the Titans using their powers, which is considered to be cheating.
- Also she was disgusted at how the disguised Titans kept beating up Mammoth in "In and Out", even calling Red X "mean".
- Everything's Better with Monkeys: In "Gorilla", Beast Boy spends almost the entire episode as a gorilla. He even takes over as leader and orders the Titans to do ridiculous things like protect playgrounds from bullies.
- Evil Costume Switch: Starfire in "Starfire the Terrible".
- Evil Laugh: Starfire tries coming up with one after becoming Robin's archnemesis. Her first attempt is her usual giggle. The second sounds slightly more sinister. The third is just her making a gurgling noise. She settles on the gurgle.
- Excited Show Title!
- Extreme Omnivore Silkie will eat anything he can get his mandibles on, Digesting it is another matter entirely.
- Face-Heel Turn: Parodied in "Starfire the Terrible", then played straight in "Opposites" when Cyborg convinces the Titans to become evil so he can be with Jinx, not knowing that Jinx has convinced the HIVE Five to go good.
- "Fantastic Voyage" Plot: "Body Adventure" has Robin trying to convince Cyborg to let him shrink down into Cyborg's body to cure his cold. Once he finally manages to do so, they discover that it's a lot more disgusting than people think.
- Fat Bastard: The original Beast Boy and Cyborg in their secret apartment in "Double Trouble".
- Beast Boy and Cyborg enter this territory again in "Smile Bones". And eventually, [[spoilers:their now-sapient bellies usurp it from them]].
- Felony Misdemeanor: In "Breakfast Cheese", the Titans treat the H.I.V.E. loitering near a "no loitering" sign as an excuse to beat them up.
- Female Gaze: Blackfire loves to stare at Robin's butt in "Mr. Butt".
- Interest in tight buttocks seems to run in the family, judging from Starfire's reactions to Robin's and Kid Flash's butts in "Multiple Trick Pony".
- Fisher King: In "Gorilla", after Gorilla!Beast Boy takes over as leader, the base becomes more jungle-like and Raven and Starfire become more animal-like the longer he's in charge.
- Fish out of Water: Starfire, just like she was in the original show, only it seems to have magnified in this series. Most of the jokes involving her are based around this.
- Five-Finger Fillet: In "Birds", one of the mutant mockingbirds does this using his beak.
- Five Stages of Grief: Cyborg and Beast Boy go through these when Robin gives away the Titans' couch.
- Flat Joy: During the "burgers vs. burritos" contest, Robin and Starfire are very impressed with both. All Raven has to say is "Hmm. Yum."
- Flat Scare: After Beast Boy tricks Starfire into thinking he's dead, he gives her one that makes her leap into the air. Literally.
- All of the Titans except Robin, especially Raven and Starfire who substitute this for walking.
- Beast Boy is able to fly by turning into a flight capable animal like a bird or pterodactyl, while Cyborg can fly using his jetpacks.
- Gizmo can fly via his gadgets.
- Food Porn: After watching "Burger vs. Burrito", you will get... the hunger.
- Forgot About His Powers: Governed, of course, by Rule of Funny.
- In "Road Trip", the other Titans get sick of Cyborg's road trip and decide to walk home through the desert. Three of the four of them can fly. Raven can also teleport. To be fair, she does remember that she can do this when she teleports back into the car after Cyborg apologizes and says that he'll take them home.
- Fountain of Youth:
- In "Halloween", Raven accidentally turns the other Titans into children, after making a deal with the Halloween Spirit to make Halloween scary again.
- In "Hose Water", merely acting like a child causes the Titans to revert to eggs.
- Fourth Date Marriage: This almost happens between Beast Boy and Raven in "Matched", minus the dating.
- Freeze-Frame Bonus: Pay close attention, there are numerous references to other DC Comics heroes and villains if you look hard enough. There are so many, they have their own page.
- Freudian Excuse: Robin learns that the reason why he's always so vigilant and can't relax is because when he was a baby, all the circus animals always took his food (and his diapers) when he wasn't looking.
- Funny Background Event:
- In "Meatball Party", when the Titans take Raven to the dentist to get her tooth sealed, they don't notice the tooth demon attacking the dentist and his assistant due to the room being soundproofed. Eventually, the demon throws the dentist through the window.
- In "Colors of Raven", when the Titans come home after failing to stop an alien robot, said robot can be seen in the background of the next scene destroying the city.
- In "Man Person", when Beast Boy is hooked up to an I.V. drip, the I.V. bag is labeled "tofu".
- Gainax Ending:
- "Double Trouble" ends with Beast Boy and Cyborg's clones dancing on a planet with a T. Rex.
- "Breakfast Cheese" ends with the Titans and the HIVE Five getting along and singing about peace.
- Gag Dub: In "Dreams", Robin's dream is essentially an edited gag dub of Teen Titans: Trouble in Tokyo which paints him as a badass who gets the girl.
- Gag Series
- Gibberish of Love: In "The Date", Robin chokes up when he tries to ask Starfire out. She thinks he's playing a game with her and starts babbling too.
- "Gift of the Magi" Plot: "Opposites" ends on this note. Jinx convinces the rest of the H.I.V.E. Five to become heroes for Cyborg's sake... unaware that, at the same time, Cyborg convinced the Titans to become villains for Jinx's sake.
- Girls' Night Out Episode: "Girl's Night Out".
- Girls with Moustaches: In "La Larva Amor", Raven gets in a milk mustache contest and goes through several mustache and beard styles.
- Go-Karting with Bowser: In "Girls Night Out", Starfire and Raven break Jinx out of prison to go for a night on the town.
- Go Look at the Distraction: In "Girl's Night Out", Jinx manages to clear out the entire carnival by shouting that there are free kittens in the parking lot.
- Gosh Hornet: In "Laundry Day", Robin gets chased by a swarm of bees while trapped outside naked.
- The Grim Reaper: He apparently sticks close by the local senior citizens, just in case.
- Gratuitous Spanish: While practicing ways to ask Starfire out on a date, Robin pulls his cape around himself and says "Hola, Starfirč".
- Gross-Up Close-Up:
- Of Robin's twitching pectorals in "Dog Hand".
- And Starfire's parasite in the eponymous episode.
- And Robin's muscular left leg in... well, "The Left Leg".
- Groupie Brigade: Robin gets pursued by one when he gets trapped outside while naked in "Laundry Day".
- The Guards Must Be Crazy: In "La Larva Amor", Silkie fools two guards by carrying a bust of their boss on his back.
- Hand or Object Underwear: In "Laundry Day", Starfire, Robin, and Beast Boy are conveniently holding Silkie, a clipboard, and a bowl of popcorn respectively when Raven snatches their clothes.
- Hartman Hips: Check out Raven in "Legs"!
- Hearing Voices: Happens to Robin in "The Date", complete with lampshading how crazy it is. The voice goes out with Starfire in the end.
- He seems to think his staff has a voice too. The creepy whispering as he "listens" to it shows this is more than just anthropomorphization.
- Heartbreak and Ice Cream: Robin turns to several tubs of ice cream after his staff is broken.
- Heel Face Door Slam: In "Caged Tiger", Dr. Light almost turns good after a day out with Raven and Starfire while the other Titans are trapped in an elevator, but moments before he can affirm it, they finally arrive and beat him to a pulp.
- Heterosexual Life-Partners: Beast Boy and Cyborg, of course.
- Heroic Comedic Sociopath: In "Breakfast Cheese", the Titans begin using an absurd degree of force, including beating the H.I.V.E. into unconsciousness for loitering.
- Hoist by His Own Petard: In "Dog Hand", Robin, Beast Boy and Cyborg use the gifts Trigon gave them to beat him. Likewise Raven uses her newfound power that was recently taught to her by him to send him back to his dimension. The only exception is Starfire who, with the power to speak (and act) like an Earth teen, simply stands by and texts on her smartphone.
- Hotter and Sexier: The episode "Legs", which we can only assume was written on a dare to see how much crap they could get by the radar.
- How Did That Get in There?: When Cyborg's body is being washed and he's reduced to a head with wires, he looks through his closet for an alternate body. When he comes across a rather feminine one, he sheepishly asks how it got in there.
- Human Resources: Mother Mae Eye makes pie out of people in "Pie Bros".
- Humongous Mecha:
- "Burger vs. Burrito" has Cyborg use a giant burger-bot to combat Beast Boy's burrito kaiju.
- In "The Left Leg", Cyborg builds a giant robot that requires the Titans' to pilot each limb. They later fight Gizmo and army of giant robots.
- The Titans were this to Cyborg when he wanted to keep the Pain Bot, who was created by Brother Blood. Raven is the biggest one because her little buddy is a demon.
- It's unsure if it was intentional to piss off people who actually know about how Beast Boy is a vegetarian or if the animators legitimately did not see this error, but "Staring at the Future" has Beast Boy eating a pepperoni pizza with Cyborg.
- Beast Boy, a vegan, eating pepperoni. Let that sink in.
- Then in a later episode when Pain Bot cuts slices of pepperoni on BB's pizza slice, he says he doesn't want it because he was a vegetarian.
- Hypocritical Humor:
- Hypothetical Fight Debate: When Beast Boy is grilling Cyborg's magic double, he asks who would in a fight: a ninja or a merman. The answer: neither. Being natural allies, they would team up to defeat the evil kung fu bird people.
- Idiosyncratic Episode Naming: Many of the episodes tend to be named after a word or phrase said at one point or another.
- I'm a Humanitarian:
- Cyborg and Beast Boy will eat any kind of pie. Any kind. Even pies obviously made from Starfire, Robin, and Raven, who were taken away by Mother Mae Eye earlier in the scene. Immediately subverted in that the pies just ended up being made from their clothes and hair.
- Raven isn't allowed to play dodgeball any more because, the last time she was allowed to play, she flipped out and ate the opposing team after being tagged in the head with a ball.
- Impossible Hourglass Figure: Sonia, Silkie's human girlfriend from "La Larva Amor".
- Improbable Weapon User: One episode had Robin challenge the rest of the team not to use their powers, even when going up against villains. They adapted by using various random objects as makeshift weapons, including a mailbox, a tree branch, a walker, and an angry stray cat.
- I Need to Go Iron My Dog: In "Parasite", to get out of eating Starfire's Foreign Queasine, Cyborg makes up the excuse that he has to visit his cousin... at the movies. Beast Boy gives the same excuse.
- Insufferable Genius: In "Knowledge", Raven uses dark magic to cure Starfire of her ignorance of Earth culture, only for it to go too far and turn her into this.
- Interspecies Romance: Between a human woman and Silkie the genetically mutated larva in "La Larva de Amor".
- Irony: In "Money Grandma", George Washington, a.k.a. "The Guy Who Fought the British Monarchy", is brought to the present by Raven. His entrance is accompanied by "My Country 'Tis of Thee", which has the same melody as the British national anthem, "God Save the Queen", a song entirely based around how great the British monarchy is.
- Jaw Drop: This is Beast Boy's reaction to Raven's sexy dancing in "Legs". Robin closes it for him then gives him a comforting pat on the head.
- Jerkass/Jerk with a Heart of Gold:
- Everyone of the Titans. Despite their differences, they are good friends to one another, but sometimes they're outright jerks.
- Blackfire too.
- "Jeopardy!" Thinking Music: This plays when Beast Boy walks onto the roof, only to see Terra having tied up the other Titans and hung them from a crane. As Beast Boy contemplates the scene before him, he concludes that Terra was going to leave without telling him.
- Jive Turkey/Valley Girl:
- Trigon grants Starfire the "power" to talk like human teenagers in "Dog Hand".
- If "Terra-ized" is any indication, Star kept some of the street lingo skills.
Raven: There's something I don't like about her."
Cyborg: I think I know what you don't like.
Starfire: That she's all up in your man's grill, and you're all, 'Uh-uh, Boo Bear's mine!'"
- Kavorka Man:
- Beast Boy. Raven points it out to make him this way when he was going out with Terra who was really using him to hack into the Titans' computer to destroy them. He is a slob, lazy, a Jerkass, and weird looking, but as revealed in "Terra-ized", it turns out that Raven is attracted to him.
- Raven was even about to marry Beast Boy at one point, until they found out that Cyborg's computer had a glitch.
- Purple Raven was all over him, until she left to start a kissing booth.
Raven: What's an attractive and ['sniffs her] decent smelling girl doing with Beast Boy?
- Kill 'em All: Played for laughs at the end of "Ghost Boy".
Cyborg: So... what now?
- Kill Sat: In "Hey Pizza!", Cyborg and Beast Boy use one to blow up a pizza parlor in an attempt to make the pizza delivery guy late.
- Kissing Discretion Shot: One of the straightest examples ever in the ending of "Mouth Hole": episode ends, cut to credits/commercial/what have you, just before Robin's and Starfire's lips make contact.
- Knuckle Tattoos: In "Birds", the mutant mockingbirds collectively show the words "Your dead meat Robin" on their hands (with the last two letters being on the same finger).
- Lantern Jaw of Justice: Parodied in "Let's Get Serious". As part of an attempt to be more like real heroes, the team spontaneously changes appearance to have these. This includes Starfire, Raven, and Silkie.
- Large Ham:
- Cyborg and Raven's father, Trigon, definitely.
- Robin and Beast Boy on their crazy days.
- Laser-Guided Amnesia: In "Baby Hands", Brother Blood uses a device to erase the Titans' memories of ever becoming a team, sans Robin. Robin uses the opportunity to make them more obedient by hyping himself as an awesome hero, but gets caught in his lie and ends up reversing it by showing them his titular baby hands, for which he is constantly mocked.
- The Last Straw: In "Starliar", Starfire forgets to feed Silkie at the beginning and he spends the next few minutes eating everything in the Tower. At the end, he becomes bloated and once he eats the can of pet food from the beginning, he pukes it all up.
- Laugh Track: One is added in during Trigon's visit in "Dog Hand", parodying TV sitcoms.
- Leader Forms The Head: Nope. It's Cyborg's robot, so Cyborg gets to be the head, much to Robin's chagrin. He's the left leg instead.
- Leaning on the Fourth Wall: In "The Mask", Robin tells the Titans that he did share his secret identity once, but with the "original" Teen Titans. Cue the original theme song with a brief "flashback" to the original series. What makes this really break the fourth wall is that the scene contains the exact same Titans; Robin's literally referring to the original show, not the original team.
- Lemming Cops: A chain of police cars pursue Robin into a supermarket before piling up in "Drivers Ed".
- Like Brother and Sister: How Starfire sees Robin.
- Literal Metaphor: In "Opposites", Cyborg gives Jinx a bear hug. That is, he hugs her after turning his hands into teddy bears.
- Literal Split Personality: Happens to Raven in "Colors of Raven".
- Lost Food Grievance: Robin goes ballistic after he thinks someone has stolen his sandwich in "Sandwich Thief".
- Lost My Appetite: Raven says this after Beast Boy sticks his finger into her pi.enote
- Love Makes You Crazy: Robin, regarding Starfire. At least, if the voice in his head is to be trusted.
- Love Makes You Dumb: Beast Boy is so stricken by Terra that she can just bluntly ask him to sabotage the Tower and he'll gladly do so. In fact, she never even leads him on; when they first meet, she blatantly asks Beast Boy to give her all the Titans' secrets. Only Raven remains suspicious of Terra.
- Madness Makeover: After Blackfire has betrayed her one too many times in "Mr. Butt", Star flips out, shaves most of her hair, and bulks up considerably.
- Magic from Technology: Cyborg, while wearing Raven's cloak and acting like her as a result, does this, pretending to cast a spell before firing his Arm Cannon.
- Married In The Future: In "Staring at the Future," Robin (now Nightwing) and Batgirl are this.
- Meat-O-Vision: When Starfire gets distracted from feeding Silkie, he wanders around the Tower looking for things to eat. He sees the plushies on Starfire's bed as meat.
- Me's a Crowd: Cyborg and Beast Boy have found and used a one of Raven's spells to clone themselves. Needless to say the clones went out of control.
- Morality Dial: Cyborg's dog hand in the titular episode has various mood settings.
- Minor Injury Overreaction: Starfire classes her Close-Call Haircut in "Legendary Sandwich" as a greater personal injury than Cyborg losing a hand. However, Cyborg does state that he's just gonna build another one.
- Mirror Routine: When Beast Boy meets his magical double, they both test each other by shapeshifting into the same animal.
- Mood Whiplash: "Super Robin" becomes very dark and somber halfway through. The Titans disband, Robin lives a boring normal life, and fast forwards to him on his deathbed longing for his glory days. The episode cuts to black as we hear him flatlining.
- Mundane Made Awesome:
- In "Girl's Night Out", Robin, Cyborg, and Beast Boy manage to make wearing hats and eating french fries exciting.
- The legendary sandwich is just a BLT. With fancy bread maybe, but really. That's all.
- "Books" does this with reading.
- Mundane Utility: Raven is the biggest offender, using her powers for nearly anything that she could just as easily use her hands for. Carrying objects in particular. Nearly the entire cast does this in their own way sooner or later.
- Mushroom Samba: Robin goes through one after being bitten by a black widow in "Breakfast Cheese".
- My Brain Is Big: In "Knowledge", Starfire's brain grows as Raven's dark magic amulet increases her intelligence.
- My Eyes Are Up Here: Inverted in "Legs", Robin tries to avoid staring at the rest of cloakless Raven. However, it's not out of perversion, but he is used to only seeing her eyes and face.
- My God, What Have We Done?: Cyborg and Beast Boy when they come to their senses after blasting a pizza parlor with a laser satellite in "Hey Pizza!".
- My Instincts Are Showing: In "You're Fired", at first Vixen wows everyone except Cyborg with her power to copy the traits of animals, but she blows it when the eagle in her makes her eat a worm.
- My Little Phony:
- Raven and Robin has been shown to enjoy Pretty Pretty Pegasus.
- Control Freak shares the same interest later.
- My Skull Runneth Over: In "Knowledge", Starfire's dark magic-powered intellect causes her brain to grow in size, and it will eventually explode if the Titans don't fix it.
- Mythology Gag: Honestly, we could have a whole separate page for the DC Comics references found in this show. If you were paying any attention to any of the previous tropes, you know we do.
- In "Tower Power", Robin and Cyborg sing the theme song from the original Teen Titans series while in the shower.
- At the end of "Parasite", Parry changes from a lump of flesh into the Cironielian Chrysalis Eater from the original series' "Transformation".
- Robin also asserts that if the parasite keeps growing, it'll turn into a giant spider they'll have to fight on the other side of the gallery. His imagine spot shows the monster they ended up fighting when a lump ended up on Starfire's forehead in the original Teen Titans series.
- In "Super Robin", Robin has superpowers, which also happened in Batman issue 150 "Robin, the Super Boy Wonder".
- Beast Boy's hair is closer to his current comic book hairstyle and Raven's is a mix between her original hairstyle and the cartoon version.
- "Terra-ized" is basically the Go! version of the "Judas Contract" arc. Terra's personality is truer to the comics than she was in the Teen Titans cartoon.
- Terra has an '80s cellphone. Her original arc was made in The Eighties.
- In "Artful Dodgers", their team name is Team Titans, a name they briefly used in the comics.
- In "Books", four out of the five Titans shift into their comic book appearances when they find a comic book. Starfire even dons her Stripperific outfit she wore in the comics.
- Raven is still the only one who can easily defeat Dr. Light.
- In "Staring at the Future," Beast Boy and Cyborg go to the future and meet Robin - who isn't just Nightwing but married to Batgirl instead of Starfire. In the comics, Starfire and Dick Grayson eventually break up. Afterwards, Barbara Gordon (the Batgirl who appears in the show) has been his primary love interest before and ever since.
- At the end of "You're Fired", Jayna and Zan turn into an octopus and an ice unicycle. This is something they really did in an episode of Superfriends.
- In "Baby Hands", Robin recalls the moment when the Titans formed. All of them are in their original outfits from the comics.
- When being convinced to eat vegetables in "Vegetables", Raven responds that she is not a rabbit. One of the original show's episodes was titled "Bunny Raven", in which Raven was indeed a rabbit.
- "The Best Robin" has Robin join forces with several other iterations of Robin, lampshading that Batman tends to go through a lot of them. The other members of "Team Robin" are Tim Drake, Carrie Kelley, and Golden/Silver Age Dick.
- Naked People Are Funny: In "Laundry Day", Raven snatches the Titans' clothes to clean them, leaving them in the nude.
- Naked People Trapped Outside: Robin gets locked out of the Tower and is swarmed by bees and fangirls with cameras.
- Name One: In "Matched", Beast Boy tells Raven to give him one reason they wouldn't work together as a couple. She gives him 19.
- Narrative Shapeshifting: Robin mimics other characters when he does impressions of them. He had a conversation with himself while impersonating Batman, and in "Uncle Jokes", he mimics the other Titans.
- Negative Continuity: Several episodes end in ways that would be difficult to get out of, if not impossible.
- In "Ghost Boy", all the Titans die and are still dead and ghosts at the end.
- In "Super Robin", all the world's problems are solved, the Titans disband, and the episode ends with them in their old age and Robin dying of a heart attack.
- The genetically-altered robin makes occasional appearances after this episode, even though the events of the episode could not have possibly happened.
- "Starfire the Terrible". The Moon explodes. It's back in future episodes.
- In "Tower Power", Cyborg gets uploaded into the Tower mainframe and turns the rest of the Titans into appliances.
- In "Legs", the other Titans act like they've never seen Raven without her cloak before. She's been cloakless in "Laundry Day" and "Meatball Party", though the former has her in Robin's outfit as opposed to just being absent the cloak.
- In "Brain Food", Beast Boy makes the other Titans dumber than him with a spell. Instead of reversing this at the end, he merely makes himself even dumber than he's made them.
- In "Nature", Robin eats Beast Boy in butterfly form as part of a Running Gag involving butterflies being protein.
- Lampshaded in "Let's Get Serious". When the Titans get overly serious and their conflicts cause the team to split, Robin wonders if they'll ever recover. Cut to a "Next Week" title card and a clip from earlier in the episode of the Titans acting like goofballs.
- Never Say "Die": Weirdly averted when one considers how much the original show followed this (more on the trope page). The Animation Age Ghetto is less of a thing that it was in 2004, leading to restrictions being loosened. Case in point:
Trigon: (to Raven) I'm so proud. The only thing left to do is kill all your friends.
Starfire: (cheerfully) Kill us! Kill us! You can, like, totally do it.
- There are actually a TON of dying/death jokes in this series given the nature of a lot of the humor in this show. There's an episode that ends with all of the Titans dead...and one where most of them get turned into old people and then die of old age...and the one that skips to the future showing elderly Robin on his deathbed...
- No Ontological Inertia: Pink Raven's reality warping is reversed when she's sealed.
- Non Sequitur Causality: Apparently, the future caused by Cyborg and Beast Boy sharing their last slice of pizza is much worse than had Cyborg eaten it himself.
- Nose Nabbing: When Robin takes up "magic", this becomes one of his favorite tricks.
- Not Distracted by the Sexy: In "Legs", when Robin steals Raven's cloak while she's in the shower. He doesn't even notice Raven nude in the shower. He's more perplexed by the upbeat song she was singing instead.
- No Ending:
- The ending of "Ghost Boy".
- At the end of "Nature", when Beast Boy reconnects with nature he turns into a butterfly. The episode abruptly ends when Robin eats him, believing that he died fighting a deer and that butterflies are a source of protein.
- "Sandwich Thief": Robin's conspiracy theory about his sandwich gaining sentience and becoming an all-powerful being turns out to be true. The episode ends shortly after he eats it in one bite.
- No Endor Holocaust: When Starfire the Terrible blows up the moon, Cyborg actually mentions the loss of tidal forces, though the episode ends before we get to see any real damage.
- No Time to Explain: Used by Robin to trick the others into giving him rides at the start of "Driver's Ed".
- Of Corpse He's Alive: In "La Larva de Amor", Beast Boy tries this on Starfire with Silkie's moulted shell. It fails because he forgot Silkie can't talk.
- Only Sane Woman: Raven, considering that the other Titans either Took a Level in Dumbass, Took a Level in Jerkass or both. Not that she hasn't, it's just not as overt.
- "Open!" Says Me: Subverted in "Double Trouble": Robin tries to break down a door by ramming it and fails completely. Raven then just opens it with her magic, and also carries Robin into the room the same way.
- Opinion Flipflop: In "Hey Pizza!" Robin immediately changes his mind about not building a pool when Starfire mentions she just bought a bikini and is looking for a place to use it.
- Organ Autonomy:
- Parry, Starfire's parasite in "Parasite", has a mind of his own and communicates via telepathy.
- In "Man Person", Beast Boy's powers allow his severed limbs to survive independent of him.
- The climax of "Smile Bones" sees Cyborg and Beast Boy's gluttony causing their bellies to not only gain minds of their own, but limbs and faces. They escape into Jump City, their former masters still attached, and start devouring everything in sight. By the time the other Titans are able to intervene, their teammates' bellies have become kaiju-sized blobs sucking up multistory buildings whole.
- Our Presidents Are Different: In "Money Grandma", the Titans use a time machine to summon George Washington to teach Robin a lesson about leadership. Washington is a President Action who fights with an axe, can fly thanks to a bald eagle on his back, and call forth the Statue of Liberty as a Humongous Mecha.
- Out of Order: Even accounting for Negative Continuity, "Be Mine" was clearly meant to air after "Opposites", especially since the latter was advertised the week before (which ended up being a rerun).
- Overly Long Gag:
- Overly Narrow Superlative: Starfire calls herself Raven's "best female friend within the Teen Titans", even though she's the only other female in the group.
- Ow, My Body Part!: During a session of jumping jacks, Cyborg starts complaining that his gluteus maximus is hurting. Robin points out that he doesn't have glutes.
- Paper-Thin Disguise: Robin and Cyborg already have well-thought out villain personas, Red X and Stone respectively, as seen in the original Teen Titans show. The rest of the Titans on the other hand, are barely a step above Palette Swap in terms of how obvious it was.
- Pardon My Klingon: Starfire belts out a Tamaranian expletive in frustration after getting zapped by a random space laser, of which she warned Raven about in the first place in "Ghost Boy".
- Pie Fool: In "Pie Bros", Beast Boy has to wear a ridiculous uniform while working at Mother Mae Eye's restaurant. When Cyborg sees him, he can't stop laughing.
- Pie in the Face: "Pie Bros" has most of the story take place in a pie shop, naturally a Food Fight breaks out.
- Pinky Swear: Starfire refers to it as "The swear of my pinky."
- Pit Girls: Starfire performs this role in "Little Buddies"; holding up the round cards during the fight between Pain Bot and the other Titan companions.
- Planar Shockwave:
- One appears in "Starfire the Terrible" when Starfire blows up the moon.
- One appears in an earlier episode when an attempt to stop Plasmus from blowing up a small planet goes awry.
- Please Put Some Clothes On: Gizmo was going to attack the Tower in "Laundry Day", but upon seeing naked Robin, he decides to come back later.
- Plot-Relevant Age-Up: The plot of "Salty Codgers" is Mad Mod turning all of the Titans except for Raven old.
- Poke the Poodle: Starfire tries to prove her evilness in "Starfire the Terrible" by drinking milk from the carton—but can't go through with it.
- Poor Communication Kills: Starfire thinks there's a second Christmas when she overhears it from Beast Boy, but he was actually saying he's jealous that she gets to celebrate a "second Christmas" on Tamaran.
- Potty Failure: In "Caged Tiger", when the boys are trapped in the elevator, Beast Boy experiences a Potty Emergency. He tries to hold it. It doesn't work. Cue disgusted looks from Cyborg and Robin.
Robin: Oh wow. That just happened.
- The Power of Friendship: Control Freak sends the Titans into the newest episode of Pretty Pretty Pegasus, hoping that they'll learn a lesson about friendship and non-violent solutions. Sure enough, they solve the problem with friendship and non-violent methods, and Control Freak releases them out of the TV. They, sans Raven, then beat the crap out of him without giving it a second thought.
- Preemptive "Shut Up": In "La Larva de Amor", Sonia gives Silkie one of these even though he can't talk.
- Pro Bono Barter: After their attempts to make the Hey Pizza delivery guy late drain their wallets, Beast Boy ends up paying him with a pony ride.
- Projectile Toast: When Cyborg is uploaded into the Titans Tower computer in "Tower Power", he sends various appliances to attack the other Titans. Starfire is bombarded by a barrage of projectile toast from the toaster.
- Puff of Logic: In "Dude Relax", Robin puts a "mild" acid in Starfire's mud pack for a pain resistance exercise. She doesn't notice until he tells her.
- Puppy-Dog Eyes:
- Starfire uses these to get Raven to go along with her plans in "Girl's Night Out".
- Raven does it to Cyborg in "Meatball Party" when he promises that he'll stop forcing her to do things that he wants to do. It only lasts 5 seconds.
- In "Matched", this is ultimately how Beast Boy gets Raven to give him a chance after an episode of misguided wooing attempts.
- Star and a spider do this in the episode "Breakfast Cheese". During this, there is a wall of pug faces in the background. This leads to a bit of creepiness when the spider's background has pug faces on spider bodies.
- In "Thanksgiving", Raven uses these to temporary stop Trigon from killing Cyborg, after the latter was turned into a turkey.
- Rated M for Manly: "Man Person" is all about this. After Cyborg mentions how Beast Boy upped his "man factor" by getting a scar over his eye, they both end up going to extreme lengths to be as manly as possible.
- Reading Is Cool Aesop: Played straight then subverted in "Books". It turns out reading is fundamental, addictive and dangerous.
- Real Men Wear Pink:
- As mentioned in Shout-Out, both Raven and Robin watch Pretty Pretty Pegasus.
- Trigon wears a pink sweater vest in his domestic form. He's also seen flying a kite with a Pretty Pretty Pegasus design. Explains a lot, really.
- "The Reason You Suck" Speech: In "Matched", Raven lists of all the reasons she doesn't like Beast Boy. Needless to say, it's a Long List.note
- In "Let's Get Serious", Auqalad gives one of these to Robin over how Robin and the other Teen Titan members don't seem to take their crime-fighting and butt-kicking seriously at all.
Auqalad: I did not wish to say anything, but you and your team have brought nothing but shame to all real superheroes! The Teen Titans are a disgrace!
Robin: Heyheyhey! You are way off base, buddy! There's no difference between our teams! We do things differently, but we're both just trying to take out the bad guys!
Auqalad: Is that right?
(They watch as Starfire and Raven release Jinx in order to have another Girl's Night. Robin shrugs nervously)
Auqalad: Superheroes are supposed to inspire hearts and teach valuable lessons about friendship and life!
Robin (hesitantly): We...do...that...
Aqualad: What? Lessons like "books can be dangerous"? Or "What is better? Burgers or Burritos?" You are a mockery of everything the world holds sacred about heroes!
Robin: C'mon, what is so bad about being a little silly from time to time?
Aqualad: I am all for a good laugh, but the Teen Titans cannot be serious for one single moment! Good day!
Aqualad: I SAID GOOD DAY!
- Refugee from TV Land: Raven's evil book in "Books" brings the Titans' imaginations to life, creating Pinocchio, the Invisible Man, Benjamin Franklin (who can fly and shoot lightning), and pelicans.
- Revival: A Denser and Wackier comedy pseudo-sequel to the previously cancelled Teen Titans.
- Rhetorical Question Blunder: After Robin tries grounding Beast Boy:
Grounded?! What do I look like, five years old? *Robin raises finger* Don't answer that.
- Roaring Rampage of Revenge: Starfire's response to being told there is no Second Santa is to unleash an assault of snow on the other Titans.
- Role Reprisal:
- Scott Menville as Robin, Hynden Walch as Starfire, Khary Payton as Cyborg, Greg Cipes as Beast Boy and Creator/Tara Strong as Raven. That's right, they're all back. For better or for worse is still debatable.
- Not just the main Titans, but any character from the previous Teen Titans series will also be returning with their original voice actors reprising their role.
- Rousing Speech: Played for laughs in "Caramel Apples". Robin gives speech after speech, only for Beast Boy and Cyborg to suffer some horrible misfortune immediately after. They eventually get Genre Savvy enough to shut him up before he can do it again.
- Running Gag:
- Series long gags:
- Robin falling off Titans Tower.
- Silkie vomiting whenever Raven uses him to play Pretty Pretty Pegasus.
- All throughout "Super Robin", the robin that acquired Robin's agility shows up multiple times out of nowhere, snatches something up, fires a grappling hook, and bolts out of there.
- In "Colors of Raven", Red Raven randomly beats up Cyborg or Robin, while the latter is in mid-speech. Also, Gray Raven repeatedly vomits.
- In "Brain Food", Beast Boy keeps shoving food into his ear due to believing that's how brain food is consumed. He also keeps having trouble remembering to "pull" not "push". Finally, the dumb Titans keep running into the window after seeing a bird, while pouring cereal into their upside down bowls.
- In "Brian", Beast Boy keeps referring to the Brain as "Brian".
- In "Nature", Robin keeps chowing down on butterflies as "Pure Protein!" When Beast Boy transforms into one, guess what happens.
- Sanity Slippage: Robin in "Uncle Jokes" when Starfire becoming funny affects the team's equilibrium.
- Satiating Sandwich:
- Robin is an expert sandwich maker.
- In "Legendary Sandwich", Raven sends the Titans on a quest for the ultimate sandwich so she can have some alone time.
- Scenery Censor: When Robin gets locked out of the Tower while nude in "Laundry Day", his private parts are obscured by his legs or whatever is in the foreground, including a specifically placed swarm of bees. A similar gag happens with Beast Boy as he's playing video games in the buff.
- Scooby-Dooby Doors: Minus the doors. With a supermarket and cars of all things.
- Sealed Evil in a Can: When Raven cracks her tooth in "Meatball Party", it releases a demon that attacks whenever she opens her mouth.
- The evil book that makes peoples' imaginations attack them in "Books".
- The Secret of Long Pork Pies: This is apparently the secret ingredient in Mother May Eye's pies (and not love) as she she attempts to bake Robin, Raven and Starfire into pies in "Pie Bros".
- Torture Porn: Mostly happens to Robin, making the stuff that happens to Squidward seem tame in comparison. We think that's how they got their humor, somewhat.
- Sequel Series: Sort of. It has every element of the previous series except for continuity, and minus any hint of seriousness, which would make it a cross between this and a rather direct Spiritual Successor.
- Self-Parody: The voice cast and head writer of the 2003 series make their return here, resulting in a myriad of jokes that poke fun at both the original series and the DC Comics Universe at large.
- Serial Escalation: The milk mustache competition that Robin, Beast Boy, Cyborg, and Raven all willingly take part in. Each one is more ridiculous than the last. One of Raven's mustaches flexes its own biceps, and later ends up with an epic wizard's beard, complete with a magical crystal staff. She at least has the excuse of magic powers.
- Shaggy Dog Story:
- The whole quest for the legendary sandwich. The group manages to get the ingredients and make the sandwich but before anyone can try a bite, Silkie winds up eating it then vomiting it out.
- Hey Pizza!: Robin is torn between keeping his promise to build a senior center and building a pool so he can see Starfire in a bikini. It turns out the choice was irrelevant, because the bikini Starfire kept talking about wasn't for her: It was for Silkie.
- Ship Tease:
- Between Beast Boy and Raven in "Hey Pizza!".
Beast Boy: (in a flirtatious tone) So Rae-Rae, you gonna buy a new bathing suit too?
Raven: (in her regular attirenote ) This is my bathing suit.
- Happens again in "Terra-ized" where the oblivious Titans think Raven is jealous for trying to interfere between Beast Boy and Terra. Her smile at the end hints that they're half right.
- Robin and Starfire get in on this, which has also been carried over from the other series. Only this time it's decidedly one-sided; a couple of the plots revolve more around Robin trying to show his affection for Starfire, who seems to be particularly oblivious to his actions this time around. One episode even has Robin stealing Speedy's look and costume so that he'll make sure Speedy looks bad and so she'll be with Robin. When Robin finally comes clean due to that voice in his head nagging him... Upset doesn't come close to describing Starfire's attitude to him, and Robin gets his comeuppance. Then she leaves with that voice mentioned earlier.
- Starfire even admits that she loves him like a sibling and nothing more. Despite Robin's future repeated, if not forced attempts to get with her, it's official that this ship has been sunk.
- In "Colors of Raven", when Raven was broken into her five personality traits, a flirty persona of her was all over Beast Boy.
- Robin was willing to kiss Purple Raven, even in front of Starfire, who was jealous and immediately wanted to stop him from doing so. Note: He didn't even bring the prism piece with him to trap her.
- "Legs" has Beast Boy fawning over Raven's legs for most of the episodes. The end of the episode also has Raven flashing Beast Boy her leg after going back to her cloak.
- Shoot the Messenger: In "Second Christmas", Starfire doesn't leave Robin out of her rage-fueled beatdown on the other Titans once she finds out Second Christmas isn't real, even though he was the one who tried to tell her. He even points this out.
- Shopping Cart Antics: While waiting to get pretzel bread, Robin has some fun riding a shopping cart.
- Shout-Out: Has its own page.
- Singing Voice Dissonance: In "Burgers vs. Burritos", Beast Boy sings his burrito song with a thick Hispanic accent when he normally has a surfer accent.
- Sitcom: Parodied in "Dog Hand".
- Slapstick Knows No Gender: To a slightly lesser degree, but Starfire and Raven meet their fair share of abuse, too.
- Beast Boy once became a T-Rex and outright chewed Jinx into submission.
- Slice of Life
- Sliding Scale of Silliness Versus Seriousness: Robin and especially Cyborg fluctuate rapidly between silly and serious, depending on whether they need to tell the joke or be the straight man.
- Smoke Out: Robin tends to do this when startled.
- An example is when the mouth worm he's eating screams at him in "Starliar".
- Robin also does this when Terra's unexplained presence causes him to freak out. Of course, since he's not actually escaping anywhere, it doesn't help anything. He just stands there for a few seconds before mashing the panic button.
- Robin once did a smoke in when he tried to bum a ride in "Drivers Ed".
- Snap Back: The episodes "Ghost Boy", "Super Robin", "Tower Power", "Parasite", "Nose Mouth", "Breakfast Cheese" and to an extent, "Gorilla".
- Snipe Hunt: What Raven intended the search for the legendary sandwich ingredients to be, not believing it was real.
- Somebody Doesn't Love Raymond: In "Starliar", Starfire is the only one to get an invite to the Titans East party because the rest were such party-killers the last time they were invited.
- Spin-Off: Of the New Teen Titans shorts on DC Nation, itself spun off from the Teen Titans series.
- Spit Take: Raven in "Dog Hand" when she finds the cup she's using is actually a transformed Beast Boy.
- Spoof Aesop: The ending to "Books"...
Reading isn't just fundamental. It's dangerous. Beast Boy:
We almost died because of books, Rave. Raven:
I hope this doesn't do anything to diminish your love of reading. (cue very long and awkward silence)
- Squee: Raven has never, ever been so happy as to be trapped inside the newest episode of Pretty Pretty Pegasus, courtesy of Control Freak. Once she realizes where she was, she just loses it and freaks out in delight.
- Stalker with a Crush: Robin has in his room, a copy of Starfire's weekly schedule.
- Star-Crossed Lovers: Cyborg and Jinx.
- Start My Own: In "Girl's Night Out", Starfire, upon finding out she's not allowed in the boys' night out, decides to have her own boys' night out... for girls!
- Status Quo Is God: Rears its ugly head again here, with no transition between episode endings and the next one at times.
- Luckily, some of the minor inconveniences that occur in the series, like Starfire learning to lie or the death of the entire team or the moon blowing up, doesn't stick.
- In "Uncle Jokes", Robin has a pathalogical need for everyone to fill a specific role. Any changes will result in him taking on the split personalities of the entire team.
- Sudden Downer Ending: "Super Robin".
- Super-Deformed/Fun Size: Unlike the standard Teen Titans designs.
- Super Hero Origin: Cyborg's is mentioned in "Tower Power" by Beast Boy.
"Maybe one day we'll all benefit from an accident that requires us to replace several body parts."
- Swallowed Whole: In "Meatball Party", Raven gets a mouth demon that attacks the Titans and eventually pulls them into her mouth. After they seal it back in her tooth, she spews them right out.
- Sword Cane: In "La Larva de Amor", Silkie ends up in Mexico where he has an exciting telenovella adventure where he rescues a woman named Sonia from her gangster boyfriend Carlos. Carlos wields a sword cane.
- Synchronized Swarming: When Robin disturbs a beehive in "Laundry Day", the bees come out and form a Slasher Smile before pursuing him.
- Take a Number: Robin goes through this to get pretzel bread in the supermarket. He's number 78, the number at the beginning was 22.
- Take That: During Robin, Beast Boy and Cyborg's Boys' Night Out, they wonder what Raven and Starfire are up to and Beast Boy makes a remark that they are probably watching a movie about vampires kissing with them all laughing at them about it.
- The episode, 'Truth, Justice and What?' is clearly a dig at TMNT.
- Take That, Audience!: The show will sometimes make digs at some of their fanbase:
- In "Más y Menos", when the Titans are seeing a video detailing Más and Menos' superpowers, there's a video in the upper right corner (that has a picture of a baby crying) that says "Teen Titanz NO!" by someone named ChildHoodDestroyed. It has a total of -5 views.
- "Let's Get Serious" addresses all the complaints the Hatedom made and gives it the middle finger.
- A subtle one happens in “Gorilla” when Robin tries to ground Beast Boy. This is a reference to how a lot of bad fanfic writers are under the impression that Robin has the power to do so. The show predictably had Beast Boy stand up for himself.note
- Talking Animal: Beast Boy in his animal forms. This is a throw-back to the original comic books, where Beast Boy could talk even when he's shapeshifted.
- Tastes Like Purple: In "Breakfast Cheese", after the Titans are turned to pacifism, Raven says that her green tea tastes like everybody in the world holding hands.
- There Was a Door: It would be easier to list the occasions where the Titans don't destroy a wall/the ceiling when entering or leaving the tower, especially Starfire. It's revealed in "No Power that she burns holes through the wall with her eye lasers because she's too lazy to go through the door right next to it.
- They Killed Kenny Again:
- In some episodes, one or all of the Titans are killed off in some way without being revived, but are alive and well in the following episode with no explanation.
- The biggest offender of this is "Ghost Boy", where everyone dies and they make no big deal of it.
- It's also subverted in "Laundry Day" and "Real Magic", where Cyborg and Robin in their respected episode, have a Near Death Experience where their souls nearly go to heaven.
- In "I See You", the episode ends with Beast boy and Cyborg in a Hell-like dimension, which could be a resemblement of dying.
- "Salty Codgers" has Robin, Beast Boy, Cyborg, and Starfire made old by Mad Mod. They soon die of old age, and Raven retrieves their souls from the underworld, turning them into zombies.
- This is lampshaded in "Hot Garbage" where after the Titans die and come back, Beast Bot comments "Huh, I thought you were really dead forever this time".
- They Wasted a Perfectly Good Sandwich: In "Girl's Night Out", Starfire shocks Raven, making her drop her popcorn. Raven then makes more. Afterwards, Starfire, in her haste to get her girl's night out started, knocks the popcorn out of Raven's hands before Raven can eat any.
- Thirty Minutes or It's Free: This is the main plot of "Hey Pizza!".
- Tickle Torture: Cyborg does this to Robin in "Gorilla" to toughen him up so he can take back his leadership from Beast Boy. Robin uses the same tactic in his match against Beast Boy to defeat him.
- Time Skip: Played for Laughs in "Brian". The Titans decide to throw a party in honor of Birdarang, Boombox, Dave, Super Robin, and Pain Bot; the Little Buddies who have helped the team out so much. While they're enjoying the party, Brain captures the Titans and mentions how long he's had them prisoner. Super Robin then notices the alert going off and they organize a rescue mission. They had been partying non-stop for eight months!
- Tomato in the Mirror: In "Double Trouble", the original Cyborg and Beast Boy turned out to be magical duplicates the whole time, while the real ones are hiding out in an apartment room.
- Took a Level in Kindness: Blackfire not only saw the error of her ways, but made an effort to be a better sister.
- Trapped in TV Land: In "Friendship", Control Freak beams the Titans into Pretty Pretty Pegasus.
- Trick Arrow: In "The Date", Robin dressed as Speedy hits the real Speedy with a boxing glove arrow during a food fight.
- Trivial Title: Many of the episode titles refer to either single lines of dialog or otherwise extremely minor parts of the episode. The most blatant is "Breakfast Cheese", where the episode concludes with a song that ends with "I had the cheese for breakfast!", completely irrelevant to the rest of the episode.
- Averted in episodes like "Waffles".
- True Companions:
- Subverted. The Titans abuse each other through selfishness and greed. Despite this, they easily forgive each other at the end.
- Although it can be played straight with the H.I.V.E. Five, like when all of them came to Mammoth's aid after beaten by Red X.
- Twist Ending: In "Double Trouble," the Titans are put in a bind when countless clones of Beast Boy and Cyborg overrun them. It seems like the episode is leading up to An Aesop about how "more is not always merrier," only to reveal that the Cyborg and Beast Boy with them are also clones. The real Cyborg and Beast Boy having been slacking off in seclusion for several months until this point.
- Unrequited Love Switcheroo: Robin and Starfire (when compared to the original series). Robin is the one pining for Starfire this time around, instead of building to something mutual.
- Unstoppable Mailman: Nothing will stop the Hey Pizza delivery guy from taking less than 30 minutes.
- Unsympathetic Comedy Protagonist: The Titans in this series are far less noble then their '03 incarnation.
- Once again, Robin gets some of the worst of it.
- Visual Pun:
- Vitriolic Best Friends: The entire team. They would lay down their lives for each other, not that you could tell from how mutually abusive they are to each other.
- Vomit Indiscretion Shot:
- Gray Raven does this numerous times in "Colors of Raven", as does Beast Boy after Pink Raven's reality warping is reversed and he realizes he's eating garbage.
- In "I See You," Cyborg and Beast Boy are shown in the car gorging themselves on pizza and chocolate. They're then shown vomiting out the window.
- In "Man Person", after Cyborg sees Beast Boy's disfigured face he vomits off screen. They bandage him up and wait 6 weeks, and after unveiling him, he still hasn't healed, causing Cyborg to vomit again.
- Waddling Head:
- In "Laundry Day", when Raven takes everyone's clothes, Cyborg is left as just a head with a tiny body made of wires. He is still mobile during this.
- In later episodes, he sometimes pops his head out of his body.
- Waxing Lyrical: Robin, Cyborg, and Beast Boy do this in "Missing", with (of all things for DC characters to quote) the DuckTales theme song.
- What Does She See in Him?/What Does He See in Her?: Raven was wondering this when Terra and Beast Boy were dating. Reverses her thinking when Beast Boy still believes there is good in Terra in "Be Mine", even after he's shown that Terra absolutely despises him until the ending that is.
- Starfire to Robin, in a case of Depending on the Writer. There are times where it's shown that she only likes him as a sibling/friend (such as in "Sandwich Thief", where he asks her about her feelings towards him while she's hooked up to a lie detector), but then there are other moments such as her suddenly getting very jealous at the thought of Robin kissing Raven's passionate personality in "Colors of Raven", or her looking rejected when she sees Robin pining at the moon in a Cutaway Gag in "Starfire the Terrible".note
- What the Hell, Hero?: The Aqualad of Young Justice tears into Robin over their variation of heroism, which he feels is a complete and utter mockery of what heroism should be. It doesn't help that Cyborg, Beast Boy, Starfire and Raven prove his point in the process.
- Why Couldn't You Be Different?: Trigon toward Raven, though only concerning her career choice. All he wants is his demon spawn daughter to conquer a dimension or two. Is that really so much to ask?
- Wild Take: Sprinkled in here and there, but taken to a profuse extreme in "Gorilla".
- Wonder Twin Powers: The trope namers are hired to replace Beast Boy. Predictably, Zan is treated as useless.
- The Worf Effect: Parodied when the Titans attempt to join the H.I.V.E. Five in the episode "In and Out". Expecting a test of strength, they each select the biggest, toughest guy in the room to whale on. Mammoth gets pulverized three times in a row.
- Wrecked Weapon: In "Staff Meeting", the Titans begin to use Robin's staff for mundane activities. After an argument about who gets to use, Beast Boy decides the best way to solve the dispute is to break it into four pieces. Robin finds out, causing him to...well, to call it a Heroic BSOD would probably make it sound more dignified than it really was...
- You Are Grounded: When Beast Boy starts disobeying Robin in the form of a gorilla, Robin snaps and tells him he's grounded. Beast Boy laughs it off, going back to the fanfic-quality writers that think Robin has that kind of power.
- You, Get Me Coffee: When the Titans discover a meteor about to hit Earth, Robin assigns each of the Titans a task devoted to stopping it. When Beast Boy asks for his assignment, Robin has him hold a vial of science juice. It's actually water. And Beast Boy drops it.
- You're Just Jealous: In "Terra-ized", Raven's attempts at stopping Beast Boy's girlfriend Terra are thought to be acts of jealousy by the other oblivious Titans. They're at least half right.