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 DC Comics, part of the DC Nation programming block on Cartoon Network. It is not a sequel to the 2003 Teen Titans show, but instead based on and spun off from the New Teen Titans bumper shorts (though both 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 the tower. The main cast reprises 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 11th, 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.
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 pizza for 10 years and manage not to age.
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.
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."
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 Passionate Raven at her kissing booth. Starfire interrupts.
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.
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 are 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 Teen Titans: Trouble in Tokyo with a hilarious Gag Dub. 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.
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 a motorcycle. All while giggling and having very little idea about how to be an imposing, scary villain no matter how hard she tries.
Even Silkie will be this, he becomes a Badass Pet.
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.
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 asses the situation, but then they resume laughing.
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.
Beam-O-War: See-More vs. Raven in "Super Robin". See-More loses rather quickly.
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 worlds 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.
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.
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.
"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.
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 keeps referring to "Perry" mutating into a giant spider alien that the Titans will fight at the end of the galaxy. Then at the end, it looks like Perry is a nice guy... but no, he 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 Cyborg's corrupted data from an incomplete patch, Starfire failing to keep Silky away from some special berries, and Raven failing to banish a demon. Cyborg's problem turns into a Running Gag, Starfire's problem is forgotten, and the demon shows up in the end to take down the villain of the story.
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?
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".
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.
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.
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.
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 Amor". Lampshaded by Cyborg.
Cyborg: Man, I am having some serious déjà vu right now.
In "Be Mine" the music is from the Radio Staff that Robin and Cyborg created in "Power Moves"
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".
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.
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.
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.
Designated Victim: Beast Boy. The rest of the Titans get their helping of abuse, too, but Beast Boy goes back for seconds and thirds.
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 (apart from Raven) being oblivious to the fact that Terra is this trope.
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 making her friends 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.
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 angry Raven's pointy teeth and lazy 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.
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.
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 roster 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.
Emotion Eater: Both Raven and Trigon can draw strength from the nightmares of children.
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.
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 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.
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.
Even though this is simplified artwork, in "Books", during the Art Shift where the Titans are drawn like their comic counterparts, Starfire is wearing her Absolute Cleavage costume. Although she's only on screen for ten seconds.
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.
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.
Heroic Comedic Sociopath: In "Breakfast Cheese", the Titans begin using an absurd degree of force, including beating the HI Ve 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.
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.
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.
Interspecies Romance: Between a human woman and Silkie the genetically mutated larva in "La Larva Amor".
Irony: In "Money Grandma" George Washington, aka "The Guy Who Fought The British Monarchy", is brought to the present by Raven, his entrance is accompanied by 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.
"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.
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.
Not to mention Passionate 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?
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).
Large Ham: Cyborg and Raven's father, Trigon, definitely.
Robin and Beast Boy on their crazy days....
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.
Lost My Appetite: Raven says this after Beast Boy sticks his finger into her pie (don't misread that).
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.
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 states that he's just gonna build another one and growing out a foot of hair would actually take longer.
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.
Mundane Utility: Raven is the biggest offender, but nearly the entire cast do this.
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.
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 TT series.
In "Super Robin", Robin has super-powers, 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 costume seen in the comics.
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 and afterwards Barbara Gordon (the Batgirl who appears in the show) has been his primary love interest before and ever since.
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.
In "Ghost Boy", all the Titans die and are still dead 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 and at the end instead of casting a spell to make them smart again he casts a spell to make himself dumber than them.
In "Nature", Robin eats Beast Boy as part of a Running Gag involving butterflies.
Never Say "Die": Weirdly averted when one considers how much the original show followed this trope.
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!
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 as You Know Them: Don't expect any of the semi-serious characters from the first TV series. Everyone here is on the goofy train. Raven in particular, who's more than willing to participate in a Milk-Mustache marathon, eventually wearing an epic wizard's beard, accompanied with a crystal staff.
Although, Trigon did appear... A much lighter version, though. In a pink sweater-vest even!
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.
Organ Autonomy: In "Man Person", Beast Boy's powers allow his severed limbs to survive independent of him.
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: In "Meatball Party," the horrible demonic tentacles living in Raven's cracked tooth begins Metronomic Man Mashing Beast Boy over and over and over and over again. Meanwhile, the rest of the Titans watch.
Starfire sending Blackfire through several buildings in "Mr. Butt".
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, 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.
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.
Preemptive "Shut Up": In "La Larva Amor", a woman 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" to stop him from forcing her to enjoy meatballs. 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.
Rated M for Manly: "Man Person" is all about this trope. 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.
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.
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".
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.
Beast Boy: (in a flirtatious tone) So Rae-Rae, you gonna buy a new bathing suit too?
Raven: (In her regular attirenote Before anyone gets any ideas, since Raven's still fairly curvy even in this show's art style, she's completely cloaked in this scene, as she's usually depicted.) 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.
In "Colors of Raven", when Raven was broken into her five personality traits, a flirty persona of her was all over Beast Boy.
"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.
Robin does this 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 eps "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.
Cyborg: 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)
"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.
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.
Take That, Audience!: In Más y Menos, when the Titans are seeing a video detailing Más and Menos' super powers, there's a video in the upper right corner (that has the picture of a baby crying) that says "Teen Titanz NO!" by someone named ["ChildHoodDestroyed"]. It has a total of -5 views. Some viewers thought it was Actually Pretty Funny, others... notsomuch.
A subtle one happens in “Gorilla” when Robin tries to ground Beast Boy. This is a reference to how a lot of (bad) fanfic writer's are under the impression that Robin has the power to do so. The show predictably had Beast Boy stand up to himself. (Of course, given the [[Flanderization basis]] of this show they both acted like jerkasses.
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.
They Killed Kenny Again: In some episodes, one or all of the titans are killed off in some way, but return in the following episode.
The biggest offender of this is "Ghostboy", where EVERYBODY 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 resembelment 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.
They Wasted a Perfectly Good Sandwich: In "Girl's Night Out" Starfire shocks Raven, making her drop her pop corn. Raven then makes more, but in her hurry to get her girl's night out started Starfire knocks the pop corn out of her hands before she can eat any.
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.
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 Dumbass/Took a Level in Jerkass: Depends on the episode, but overall everyone has taken more levels in these tropes compared to the original series. Most notable is Cyborgnote Who takes a level in dumbass in general in this series, though this is in full effect more often if he's with Beast Boy. One example involves him thinking that feeding a cybernetic meatball to people is a good idea. This leads into Raven getting a demonic toothache., Robinnote liberally takes a level in both, usually in tandem with his need of flaunting his "leadership" status and tendency to become an oblivious jerk. Such as anytimeStarfire is involved., and Beast Boynote Prone to being a dumbass more than a jerk, though it often was the other way around during the early episodes, mostly due to his laziness. An example of this is when he let an enemy blow up a planet because he prioritized coming up with an awesome animal form for the fight over helping his teammates..
Also notably, the girls of the team aren't as prone to this, though there are exceptions. Raven is almost always a jerk just because of her Deadpan Snarker ways and being the Only Sane Woman in a cast of clowns, but she rarely goes into the extent of jerkiness that Robin and Beast Boy have. Starfire's levels in dumbass are generally related to her Fish out of Water status and her jerk tendencies are so rare that the other Titans make fun of herfor lacking those qualities when she tries to be a villain for an episode.
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.
True Companions: Subverted. The Titans abuse each other through selfishness and greed, but somehow, they forgive each other at the end easily.
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.
Unstoppable Mailman: Nothing will stop the Hey Pizza delivery guy from taking less than 30 minutes.
What Does He See in Her?: 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.
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 Hive Five in "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.
You, Get Me Coffee: When the Titans discover a meteor about to hit Earth, Robin assigns each of the Titan's a task devoted to stopping it. When Beast Boy asks for his assignment, Robin has him hold a vial of science juice. (It's water. And Beast Boy drops it).