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YMMV: Teen Titans Go!

  • Accidental Innuendo: In "Artful Dodgers":
    Starfire: Perhaps this is the year you will let Raven and I participate in the dodging of balls!
  • Alternative Character Interpretation: Is Silkie really as oblivious as he seems? Or was his perfect stealth take-down of what seems to be an entire criminal cartel the result of a keen strategic mind motivated by the love of a woman?
    • What about Robin? Does he really want to be a good hero, looking for what's best in the city? Or a Murderous Psychopath who only beats villains for fame glory?
      • and maybe he's over-controlling of his team because he's tired of being Batman's sidekick and his afraid that someone on his team will take over (because they have powers)?
    • Raven. After watching "Dreams", does she really want to kill her friends? Or a tortured soul Surrounded by Idiots ?
    • Starfire. Why does she participate in mean-spirited activities that her friends do? Is it because she doesn't know any better? Or she's tired of her friends picking on her because she's nice?
    • The Titans in general. Are they really heroes? Or are they just really power-hungry jerks?
  • Awesome Music:
    • Robin sings the old Teen Titans theme in "Tower Power".
    • In "Artful Dodgers", there's Raven and Starfire's dodgeball duet to the tune of the Titans theme song.
    • Beast Boy sings "Fade Away" by Greg Cipes in "Be Mine".
    • "Pain, All I know is Pain."
    • Cyborg's, Beast Boy's and Star's Uncle Joke song.
  • Badass Decay: Comes with the below. Most if not all the characters are (for comic book fans anyway) criminally incompetent.
    • Robin gets hit with this the hardest. In the original series, he was able to formulate a strategy to take down all of his teammates. Here? He was shown to be the weakest member of the team since he has no powers.
    • Believe it or not, Batman. The show's dialogue does try to make him out to be the intimidating Bad Ass that everybody knows and loves, but when he's actually seen, he's reduced to being nothing more than an unconcerned bystander who chuckles like Squidward.
    • Cyborg. "Ghost Boy" features a normal mountain lion mauling him to death. In the original series — and indeed several Go! episodes that aren't "Ghost Boy" — he could withstand and rather handily beat up some of Beast Boy's stronger animal forms (e.g. in a fairly large, carnivorous dinosaur form, the BB clone Trigon created wasn't able to even scratch Cyborg's armor).
    • In "In-and-Out", Mammoth of all people suffers this. Previous episodes established him as The Juggernaut, but this episode turns him into a weeping Butt Monkey who gets beaten up by Robin.
  • Big Lipped Alligator Moment: When Cyborg and Beast boy went after Pink Raven. Nothing so far indicated she could effectively make everything into a sugar bowl like land.
  • Broken Base:
    • More due to the fact that it's not the revival fans were hoping for. Especially the switch to more of a comedic focus.
    • There's also the matter of it taking over the Young Justice timeslot of DC Nation.
    • The humor itself which is way different from what was seen in The New Teen Titans shorts. Especially as a few of the plots turn toward Black Comedy. As well as lack of interaction with the rest of TT heroes and villains (they get cameos at best).
    • Fans of Beware the Batman fell into this, accusing this show of "stealing" Beware's spotlight by virtue of being hyped up more and being given alternate timeslots as opposed to Beware's Saturday morning only slot and nearly bare-bones ad campaignnote . This sentiment increased when Beware had been pulled for more repeats of Go, although Toonami later picked Beware up to finish airing its first season.
    • Mostly concerning fans of the original series; some genuinely love the current series and consider it a decent and funny followup in its own right; others however feel it completely misses the point of the original and has taken too many liberties with the characterizations, animation, and overall tone. A small legion of fans have gone so far as to continue to vie for a season six of the original series even now.....
  • Contested Sequel: Good god, if you hadn't gathered that from the Broken Base part of the article...
  • Crosses the Line Twice: The second half of "Ghost Boy".
  • Designated Hero: The Titans themselves in "Artful Dodgers". Long story short: The boys constantly bench the girls, insisting that they'd make better cheerleaders, implied that they won the last dodgeball tournament by beating on scared little kids, and when they finally meet their match in the form of the Hive, resolve to cheat to win by using their powers, and when they lose, Robin calls the cops and gets the Hive arrested, making the Titans win by default. They're even called out on this behaviour by Jinx, and the audience booing the Titans at the end throws a lampshade on this.
    • The Titans in general come off like selfish psychopaths that ultimately do more harm than good to the city, Justified as the show usually exploits this for Black Comedy.
      • The Titans jerkass behavior is so bad, it's landed all five of them on The Villains Wiki, a Wiki for Villains! When they're considered just as bad as the rest of the villains, you know something's wrong.
  • Dude, Not Funny!: "Ghost Boy" as a whole. Beast Boy treating Starfire like a slave being Played for Laughs, Beast Boy pranking everyone into accidentally KILLING THEMSELVES... and the episode not resolving the issue in the end WHEN Lampshade Hanging the oddity of the ending.
    • "Tower Power" has Cyborg becoming power mad after being uploaded to the Tower's systems and turning the other Titans into appliances to prevent them from turning Cyborg back to his old self. Fans that read the GO! comics, particularly the final issue, probably don't find this to be all that funny given that Cyborg's worst fear is the thought of him losing his humanity.
    • For some, the fact the Titans Took a Level in Jerkass and have become decidedly less noble and heroic, especially in "Artful Dodgers" and "Staring at the Future" (the former for having the team blatantly cheat in a sporting event, the latter for having Cyborg and Beast Boy take their jerkiness Up to Eleven and acting like giant Man Children when they ruin their friends' and the world's future because they didn't like responsibility and found their friends' pleasant, responsible lives to be boring).
    • The little background gag of an urn labeled "Robin II" with a crowbar next to it for some.note 
    • A lot of people feel that the cracks made about Beast Boy's intelligence aren't funny due the fact that he never actually made it to high school (let alone through middle school) due to his massive and excessive Trauma Conga Line that he went through in the comics. Not only that but he was implied to not have been well-schooled in the original series indicating he had the same past as he did in the comics. Basically both the comic fans and the original cartoon fans feel the jokes to be in bad taste and a disrespect to the character.
    • To some, this Freeze-Frame Bonus, which in addition to having a gratuitous pot-shot at fans that prefer the original series, also unsubtly delivers piss-takes at both Young Justice and Green Lantern: The Animated Series - all of which are Cult Classics. The comments on the image seem to drive the point home.
      • The jab could be towards Cartoon Network for cancelling both shows in their prime, though it's unclear as of now.
    • A lot of fans were VERY upset at the use of redubbed footage from the original show in Dreams.
  • Ear Worm: It's become quickly apparent that the Titans (mostly Beast Boy, Cyborg, and Robin) love to sing. Almost all of their songs will naturally become this:
    • The theme song: "T-E-E-N T-I-T-A-N-S! TEEN TI-TANS! LET'S GO!"
    • Cyborg and Beast Boy's pie song.
    • "Cuz I'm a genius! Yes I'm a genius! I am a genie in the bottle, I'm a genie-us!"
    • "Tofu, tofu. Gonna eat me some tofu!"
    • Robin's morning song.
    • The girls singing a variation of the original main theme in "Artful Dodgers".
    • Both Beast Boy's and Cyborg's songs about burritos and burgers, respectively.
    • The You Were Wrong dance.
    • "Waffles! Waffles! Waf-fles!!!"
    • "Don't tell them Uncle Jokes no mooooooooore!"
  • Eight Deadly Words: The most common complaint against the series from the Hate It side of Love It or Hate It. Much of the humor is Cringe Comedy that relies on the characters acting like huge jerkasses to one another, to the point that TTG has drawn comparisons to It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia, of all things. This is such a drastic change from the original series, that it has turned several viewers off.
  • Ensemble Darkhorse: Raven's emoticlones. Especially Passion/Purple, for the BB/Raven fans.
    • Lady Legasus has been getting plenty of fan art as well.
    • TTG!Blackfire had fanart before her debut.
  • Evil Is Cool: The episode "In and Out" is all about this. The Titans can't bring thesmselves to destroy the HIVE's tower because it's just too cool.
  • Evil Is Sexy: In "Starfire The Terrible", Starfire when she turns into a villain... somewhat.
    • Jinx is this trope as well, Cyborg definitely thinks this.
    • Blackfire, just listen to her voice.
    • Terra as well.
  • Fandom Rivalry: Teen Titans Go's Adored by the Network status has resulted in a massive rivalry between the Go! Fandom and the rest of the DC Nation fans.
  • Fanon: A rather large portion of the fan base has decided that this series is just a bunch of weird dreams from original series Beast Boy. Those who have this as their head canon have admitted that they have more fun watching the show than other people probably do.
  • Foe Yay: This bit between Terra and Raven.
    Raven: What's an attractive (sniffs Terra) decent-smelling girl like you doing with Beast Boy?
  • "Funny Aneurysm" Moment: "Tower of Power". See the Dude, Not Funny! section for explanation.
  • Growing the Beard: "Colors of Raven" to some.
    • Some consider season 2 to be an improvement over the first.
  • Ham and Cheese: Watching the now over the top Cyborg chew the scenery almost makes the show fun to watch.
  • Hilarious in Hindsight: Several years ago, a fan wrote a Teen Titans fanfic about the gang watching Enchanted and comparing themselves to the characters from the film. Starfire, of course, is compared to ditzy Princess Classic Giselle. Fast forward to the episode "Laundry Day", in which Starfire makes a beautiful dress out of scratch, something Giselle did in the movie.
  • Ho Yay: In "Double Trouble," the numerous duplicates of Beast Boy and Cyborg take over Titans Tower, and one group of them are seen playing a game of Spin the Bottle. Take from that what you will.
    • For some fans, the very fact that Beast boy and Cyborg are close friends, is enough of a reason to ship them together.
    • In "You're Fired", Cyborg is shown to be the only one who's actually upset about Beast Boy being fired, is shown crying over a picture of him at the "Hero Audition" and it's even implied that he might have had something to do with Beast Boy trying to sneak back in.
    • In "Power Moves", Robin is obsessed with merging with Cyborg and even merges against his will.
    • For Les Yay they have Starfire licking Raven behind her ears, but it could also count as Squick.
  • Like You Would Really Do It: In "Pie Bros" it looks like Robin, Starfire and Raven have been baked into pies and Cyborg and Beast Boy are eating them. It turns out they escaped and only their hair and clothes were in the pies. Then again, "Ghost Boy" had the entire cast killed and turned into ghosts, so death is obviously not out of the question (when comedically appropriate).
  • Love It or Hate It: The consensus among fans of the 2003 series.
  • Memetic Molester: Robin in "Power Moves".
  • Memetic Mutation: ALL of the songs.
    • Fresh!
    • Law of the jungle, baby!
    • Beast Boy dancing as cat with a boom box.
    • LAST TUESDAY
    • Aquaman/Starfire FOREVER!
    • Portraying Raven and Robin as bronies is starting to become a thing for fan fiction writers.
    • Oddly enough the Ship Tease between Raven and Beast Boy has become an in joke with some circles of the fandom.
    • Robin's lack of sleep in "Nose Mouth" is partially because he saw the Silence.
  • Memetic Sex Goddess: As of "Legs", Raven is definitely this, especially as "Lady Legasus".
  • Misblamed:
    • A lot of people have blamed this show for getting Young Justice canceled, even though this show was in production a long before. This pic made by Copernicus Studios (an animation company in Halifax that does some of the animation for Teen Titans Go!) didn't help
      • Ironically this show came about because New Teen Titans got good reactions from the audience. So...yeah.
  • Moe:
    • Starfire, of course. Her Fish out of Water status is played up for all its worth in this show, particularly in episodes like "The Parasite".
    • Raven when she got a toothache after Cyborg fed her a cybernetic meatball.
      • As a matter of fact, Raven has a lot of Moe moments herself. Even her '20s Bob Haircut makes her look cute when it's seen.
      • Her cuteness is really expressed in "Pirates". This episode has her blushing and smiling a lot and she gets a cute fishbone hair dec from Aqualad.
    • Cyborg and Beast Boy as babies. Cyborg had daddy issues and Beast Boy was apparently abandoned at a zoo.
    • Baby Robin. Those mean circus animals kept stealing his stuff.
    • Blackfire too.
  • Most Wonderful Sound: Starfire's singing at the end of "Breakfast Cheese".
  • Older Than They Think: Terra's hatred for Beast Boy had been around since the original comics. Of course, since this show is mainly adapted from the 2003 TV series, it isn't hard to see why some fans are taken aback by the change.
    • However, "Be Mine" has given Terra back some of her 2003 qualities, what with her actually falling for BB whereas the original comics version hated him from start to finish.
  • Ship-to-Ship Combat: Most of TTG's older fandom comes from fans of the 2003 cartoon; as a result, as of both "Terra-ized" and "Matched," the fandom has revived the Ship to Ship Combat between BB/Raven and BB/Terra shippers.
    • It got worse with "Be Mine", when Terra comes around to BB's feelings.
    • Averted with "Staring at the Future". Fans didn't mind that Robin hooks up (and has a baby) with Batgirl.
  • Snark Bait: Find a fan of the comics or original show and ask them what they think about it.
  • So Okay, It's Average: The opinion of most viewers.
  • Squick:
    • The pies made out of people. The Titans even ate some.
    • If you know what "owl pellets" were, Beast Boy puking it into Cyborg's cereal as a prank is this in spades.
    • Muscley Robin. Especially when he flexes his buttcheeks.
    • In "Ghost Boy", Beast Boy tries pranking Cyborg by regurgitating a bunch of owl pellets into his cereal.
    • The entirety of the "Space Parasite" episode. "Parry" is just...EWWW!
    • It's bad enough that it was on the floor beforehand, but Cyborg eating a moldy 30 year old pizza in "Staring at the Future" was pretty gross.
    • Robin regurgitating ping-pong balls non-stop at the end of "Real Magic."
  • Strawman Has a Point: Done on both sides of an arguments about powers in "Super Robin". Robin correctly points that their powers make the job of crime fighting much easier as shown when they fought the H.I.V.E. However three of them point out that their powers come at a high price.
  • Tainted by the Preview: Fans complained about it just from seeing the previews, not that the show itself helped at all.
  • Tastes Like Diabetes: Raven's happy facet is so sickeningly sweet, she'll make you go into diabetic shock. When she gets loose in "Colors of Raven", she goes around making everything a Sugar Bowl.
  • Tear Jerker: The ending of "Super Robin".
  • The Woobie: Timidity!Raven in "Colors of Raven". She's in a constant state of helpless fear, has frequent vomiting fits out of sheer nervousness, and her last act before Robin and Starfire sneakily send her back into the prism is to silently weep to herself in the city park.
    • Starfire. Even when she was younger, her sister would often act jerkish to her and she would only forgive her at the end. In "Starfire the Terrible" she gets mocked for being nice when trying to be a villain.
    • Jerkass Woobie: Raven. Just watch that last scene in "Be Mine". Also, being the Only Sane Woman in a cast full of clowns.
      • Cyborg and Beast Boy too, especially in "Super Robin" when you hear their backstories. Robin can be this too, the circus animals would often abuse him as a baby and sometimes his team would treat him like a joke.
      • What about the H.I.V.E? After seeing how they won fair and square in "Artful Dodgers" then they get their trophy taken away and arrested. Also, some can't help feel bad for Mammoth in "In and Out".
      • Blackfire maliciously frames her sister Starfire for her own crimes and gets her thrown in jail. The "Woobie" section comes in when it occurs to Blackfire that Starfire is the only one who unconditionally loved her and makes a sincere attempt to become a good sister, only for her previous Jerkass actions to bite her in the form of Starfire escaping from prison and giving her a severe beatdown.
  • They Changed It, Now It Sucks: As one can tell from the previous tropes, this show has gotten quite a bit of this reaction - before the show actually aired, even. It didn't help that Cartoon Network had been seen as screwing the previous shows over giving it a sizable Hatedom with shades of Unpleasable Fanbase throughout.
    • It replacing Young Justice in DC Nation didn't help.
    • Some people hated Young Justice for not being Teen Titans. Now some people hate this show for not being Young Justice.
    • Back in the day, some people hated the Teen Titans series for not being like the Teen Titans comics. Now, some people hate Teen Titans Go for not being like the Teen Titans series.
    • Some have complained about how Raven's hair was changed from her earlier unhooded design.
    • There's also the fact that this Go cartoon isn't the same as the The New Teen Titans shorts that came on during Cartoon Network's Saturday morning DC Nation block. Said shorts were based more on the original show than Go is, had a different style of comedy, and overall didn't make the Titans into extreme caricatures of themselves. The changes in style that Go has is so significant that fans feel incensed that they didn't get the expanded version of The New Teen Titans shorts they were expecting to get.
  • Too Dumb to Live: In "Real Magic", Robin, ''almost'', thanks to Raven.
  • They Wasted a Perfectly Good Plot: "Sidekick" has trouble brewing in Gotham. Instead of it being a Batman villain it's the Hive again, who appear often enough in Jump City as it is.
    • "In-And-Out" toyed with the idea of the heroes dressing up as their evil counterparts to infiltrate the HIVE tower. So, we get Robin as Red X and Cyborg as Stone. Beast Boy even comes in with an even bigger throwback to the old 80's comics with a nostalgic costume (fair enough, since he doesn't really have an evil counterpart.) So, this is where we get to see Blackfire (or at least Starfire's villainous self from a previous episode) and Red Raven costumes, right? WRONG. What we get is the girls dressing up as Rummage Sale Reject villains. Even if we overlook all of that, the cool premise of seeing Red X again seems to be wasted by Robin making him look like an unstable jackass from the start, instead of the unflappable stoic badass he was alwjays portrayed as.
  • What an Idiot: From "In-And-Out" - Want to get rid of a few freeloaders? Blow up your own base! What makes this worse is that both Gizmo and Robin come up with this idea, with equally disastrous results.
    • Lampshaded somewhat when Jinx is rather disapproving of the idea.
    • There are actually very few episodes where you won't say this about at least one of the characters.

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