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!
    • And again when Robin puts a time limit on the other Titans' use of the bathroom in "Serious Business":
    Robin: Remember, five minutes! I WILL BE WATCHING.
  • Alas, Poor Scrappy: Despite Robin having a huge amount of hate, there are many who feel his punishment at times is a bit excessive and feel sorry for him. Some fans also do not like how the other Titans seem all too willing to replace Robin as leader, whether with another leader, or one of their own numbers committing mutiny.
  • 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? Also, is he over-controlling of his team because he's tired of being Batman's sidekick and he's 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 is she a tortured soul Surrounded by Idiots? Trigon implied that Raven actually used to be evil, but she later grew out of it.
    • 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?
    • Cyborg. Who was meant to be only guardian of Tower, and the only young adult member of group. Consider how he acts more like a teenager when he's around his friend Beast Boy, while also considering his origins about him being unwanted as he's a cyborg who's vengeful towards his father who was mechanical engineer. All these factors leave him as a borderline psychopathic Man-teenager who uses entertainment as an excuse to explain his somewhat childish or teen personality and block his traumatic memories out his database.
    • The Titans in general. Are they really heroes? Or are they just really power-hungry jerks?
  • Anvilicious: "Vegetables" has moral about eating a balanced diet. Eating nothing but meat or vegetables is unhealthy.
  • Audience-Alienating Premise: The show is a spin-off of the original that is meant to cater to a younger audience. While it has garnered a large fanbase and consistently pulls in high ratings, it has also alienated most fans of the original show who were expecting a more true revival of the series rather than a purely Black Comedy sitcom as well as fans who feel this show is a Replacement Scrappy for Young Justice. It doesn't help that some of the episodes seemingly take shots at fans of both the original series and those of Young Justice.
  • Author's Saving Throw:
    • "Mouth Hole" appears to be a response to complaints about both Robin's Badass Decay and the former Ship Sinking of Robin/Starfire.
    • "Real Boy Adventures" appears to be a response to complaints about Cyborg's Badass Decay, and the controversy "Tower Power" stirred up where he enjoyed his loss of humanity.
    • Most prominently of all, "Let's Get Serious" is a response to the numerous complaints that the series is too childish, where Aqualad from Young Justice calls Robin out for all of the silliness in the series. Although some have interpreted this as yet another mean-spirited jab at the show's critics.
  • 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 original series' theme song.
    • Beast Boy sings "Fade Away" in "Be Mine". This is a real song by Beast Boy's voice actor, Greg Cipes.
    • "Pain, All I Know is Pain." It features Cyborg and Pain Not singing about how unhappy they are about being separated.
    • Cyborg, Beast Boy, and Star's "Uncle Jokes" song. Star's use of Auto-Tune makes the song even more memorable.
    • Much of the series' background music is pretty sweet too.
    • The Real Boy song. It features several DC characters singing the song.
    • "IT! IS TIME! TO GET REALLY REALLY REALLY SERIOUS!!!"
  • 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. Though this is mostly a case of Depending on the Writer as some episodes show that he is just as competent as he was in the original series.
    • Believe it or not, Batman. The show's dialogue does try to make him out to be the intimidating badass 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 the episode "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.
  • Base Breaker:
    • Beast Boy has been received differently across the fanbase. Some loved how as the Plucky Comic Relief he has become even more hilarious. While others don't take well how much of a jerk he has become, and doesn't even care that he got the entire team killed with his pranks in "Ghost Boy".
    • Terra. Many have not taken to her villainization well, while others are just happy with any appearance she gets and feel sorry for how she's depicted in this series.
  • Big Lipped Alligator Moment: When Cyborg and Beast Boy went after Pink Raven. Nothing really indicated that she could effectively make everything into a sugar bowl like land.
  • Bile Fascination: Many will say that the show is bad. Some watch it to see just how bad it is.
  • Broken Base: Mostly concerning fans of the original series. Some genuinely love the current series and consider it a decent and funny follow-up 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.
  • Comedy Ghetto: The focus on comedy has turned off plenty of fans from the original series.
  • Critical Dissonance: The show has gotten mixed to generally positive reviews from critics and consistently pulls in high ratings, but fans are much more divisive.
  • Critical Research Failure:
    • Robin should be fairly wealthy, being raised by billionaire Bruce Wayne, but he's frequently portrayed as being poor and very cheap.
    • The superheroes and villains from Bizarro World (or Htrae) have names that are a combination of their respected Earth counterpart and Bizarro (Batman becomes Batzarro, Wonder Woman becomes Bizarra, etc.). The episode that touches this concept, "Robin Backwards", just reverses the names (Robin becomes Nibor, Cyborg becomes Grobyc, etc.).
    • "Mouth Hole" has the other Titans mocking Robin for his inability to whistle, ignoring the fact that some people are biologically incapable of whistling.
    • "Kicking a Ball and Pretending to Be Hurt" has Robin stating that no one in the United States plays soccer. This is untrue as soccer is a popular sport in the United States.
  • Crosses the Line Twice: The second half of "Ghost Boy". Beast Boy takes his pranking to far. It eventually causes everybody to die, including Beast Boy himself.
  • Designated Hero:
    • The Titans themselves in countless episodes where they are only called "heroes" because they fight the "real" villains, and are otherwise devoid of any heroic intentions. Instances such as "Breakfast Cheese" and "Caged Tiger" depict them as Sociopathic Heroes who beat up villains for the fun of it, and use stopping crime as just an excuse for their acts of violence.
    • The Titans in general, with the possible exception of Starfire, come off as selfish psychopaths that ultimately do more harm than good to the city. Justified as the show usually exploits this for Black Comedy. This is even lampshaded in the episode "Serious Business" when Robin says that the Titans spend 3% of their time actually fighting crime.
    • Aqualad is depicted as one as well. Instead of being Friend to All Living Things, he treats his sea creatures like slaves.
    • There are episodes where Beast Boy and Cyborg are especially bad:
      • In "Hey Pizza!", Cyborg and Beast Boy go to increasingly dangerous lengths to delay a pizza delivery man just to get free pizza such as hacking Jump City's traffic and blowing the pizza place up with an orbital laser.
      • In "Lazy Sunday", after Robin donates the couch to a retirement home in an attempt to curb Beast Boy and Cyborg's laziness, the two trick the others into helping them steal it back.
      • In the infamous "Staring at the Future", Beast Boy and Cyborg, upon arriving in a future where the other Titans are responsible people with fulfilled lives, decide to go back and change the past in a selfish attempt to create a world where there is no responsibility.
      • In the much maligned "Smile Bones", Beast Boy and Cyborg nearly starve the others to death by eating all the food just to prove a point that their method of eating food slowly was wrong.
  • Die for Our Ship:
    • Terra for Beast Boy/Raven (big time).
    • As well as the alternative, Raven for Beast Boy/Terra.
  • 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:
  • Ensemble Darkhorse:
    • Birdarang is well-liked for his square-ish demeanor and goofy voice.
    • Slade, who fans had been obsessing over for nearly 2 seasons before he's finally scheduled for an appearance.
    • Kaldur gained a lot of fans due to calling out the Titans with his "The Reason You Suck" Speech in "Let's Get Serious."
    • Rose Wilson is one of the most popular one-off characters, due to being in one of the few serious, action-filled episodes, having great interactions with fan favorite Raven, being a total Badass in her appearance and fighting style. Also the way she disses the Titans can be taken as a Take That, Scrappy! moment.
    • Raven's emoticlones. Especially Passion/Purple, for the BB/Raven fans, as well as Pink.
    • Lady Legasus has been getting plenty of fan art as well.
    • Blackfire had fanart before her debut.
  • Evil Is Sexy:
    • In "Starfire the Terrible", Starfire when she turns into a villain. Somewhat.
    • Jinx is this as well. Cyborg definitely thinks this.
    • Blackfire. Just listen to her voice.
    • Terra as well.
  • Family-Unfriendly Aesop:
    • The episode "Knowledge" comes off as anti-intellectual, with its belief that the smarter you are, the more unlikable you are. Considering that many people find the resident idiots, Cyborg and Beast Boy, really unlikable, the aesop doesn't hold much water.
    • Similarly, the episode "Books" also comes off as anti-intellectual with its belief that being addicted to a good book can be dangerous.
    • The infamous "Staring at the Future" has the moral that you should avoid responsibility at all costs, even if you have to ruin the lives of others in the process.
    • The episode "Oil Drums" states that you should watch plenty of TV to keep your brain healthy or your mind will rot and you'll turn into a zombie obsessed with outdoor activities. Also doubles as a Critical Research Failure as it has been theorized that too much TV affects your mind.
  • 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.
    • With the demise of DC Nation, this has carried over to other shows on Cartoon Network. This is especially true concerning Adventure Time and Regular Show.
    • As of "Truth, Justice, and Whatever" fans of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2012) have started clashing with fans of the show due to the content of the episode, which features the Titans beating a representation of the Turtles up.
  • Fan-Preferred Couple:
    • Rob/Rae due to BB/T shippers wanting to pair Raven with someone else, in order to let their OTP flourish.
    • Starfire and Beast Boy due to usually acting much more like their original selves when they're around each other. "Starliar" is what solidified it for some fans due their genuinely cute interactions. "Uncle Jokes" also tends to get a lot of love from the BB/Star shippers, while "The Date" also teased this.
  • Fanon:
    • A rather large portion of the fanbase 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.
    • There's also a theory that this series is an alternate reality created by Larry, and exists in the same continuity as the original series.
  • 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 Power". As explained in Broken Base, many fans who have read the comics or have seen the original series knows that Cyborg's worse fear is losing his humanity. In this episode, his mind is a part of Titans Tower.
  • Growing the Beard:
    • "Colors of Raven" for some.
    • Some consider Season 2 to be an improvement over the first, unless they thought it got even worse or didn't change at all.
  • Ham and Cheese: All the voice actors. It's pretty obvious the cast is just having a ball reprising their old roles.
  • Hell Is That Noise: The music speeding up when the Titans are about to cross the five minute mark in the bathroom in "Serious Business". Justified, as said time limit is a bomb.
  • 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.
    • Also, Starfire kissed Raven in at the end of "Caramel Apples". Granted, it wasn't in a romantic way, but it still counts.
    • Raven's time spent with Rose Wilson in "Cool School", edges into Les Yay territory at a few points.
  • Internet Backdraft: Constantly with this show, where there are places on the internet which make Teen Titans Go! seem universally hated, and any fan of the show wandering in or trying to defend it will get struck down.
  • Jerkass Woobie:
    • Raven. Just watch that last scene in "Be Mine". Also, being the Only Sane Woman in a cast full of clowns.
    • 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. In addition, Starfire doesn't seem to have any romantic feelings towards Robin, despite his attempts to win her affection. It was even revealed in "Sandwich Thief" that Starfire doesn't love Robin, could not even learn to love him, and didn't tell him so as not to hurt his feelings. If it weren't for that lie detector, she would've purposely lied to him. Robin may be a huge jerk at times, but one has to give him a hug for not hooking up with Starfire.
    • The H.I.V.E. can be this in episodes where the Titans are excessively stupid or violent. Notable examples include "Artful Dodgers" where the Titans have the H.I.V.E. sent to jail after losing a dodgeball match to them despite their blatant cheating, "Breakfast Cheese" where they are viciously attacked for the simple, petty crime of loitering, and "In and Out" where all five Titans viciously beat up Mammoth when they infiltrate the H.I.V.E.'s new base.
    • 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.
    • Even Trigon is this. He's trying to be a good father, but doesn't have a way with his anger.
    • Even Beast Boy and Cyborg in their occasional Butt Monkey moments. For example, the former is the first to die in "Salty Codgers". The latter has gotten mauled on multiple occasions and lost his body to a virus because of Robin's inner body wanderlust taking precedence over finding a cure in "Body Adventure".
  • 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).
  • Memetic Molester: Robin in "Power Moves". He spends most of the episode inside Cyborg and forcing him to come up with off-the-wall power moves.
  • Memetic Mutation:
    • 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.
    • Fans occasionally, and jokingly compare the show to the various dork ages of the comics. The most often being the New 52 variant of the Titans. There's rarely ever a clear “winner.”
    • All of the songs.
    • "Fresh!"note 
    • "Law of the jungle, baby!"note 
    • Beast Boy dancing as cat with a boom box.
    • LAST TUESDAY!
    • "MEATBALL PARTY!!!"note 
    • "Waffles, waffles, waffles!"note 
    • Aquaman/Starfire FOREVER!
  • Memetic Sex Goddess: As of "Legs", Raven is definitely this, especially as "Lady Legasus".
  • Misblamed: A lot of fans have blamed this show for getting Young Justice cancelled. This pic made by Copernicus Studios, an animation company in Halifax that does some of the animation for Teen Titans Go!, didn't help.
  • Moe:
    • Starfire, of course. Her Fish out of Water status is played up for all its worth in this show, particularly in episodes like "Parasite". She's especially adorable autotuned ("Uncle Jokes").
    • Raven has a lot of Moe moments herself. Even her '20s Bob Haircut makes her look cute when it's seen.
      • When she got a toothache after Cyborg fed her a cybernetic meatball.
      • 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.
      • Baby Hands gives us a look at Raven's original-original comic outfit; combining it with an eager-to-please attitude makes her absolutely adorable.
    • 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.
    • Silkie. The creators dialed up his cuteness, save for a few gross moments.
    • The Titans in the episode "Halloween" when they are turned into kids by the Halloween Spirit. They are downright huggable, especially when they're wearing their costumes.
    • Blackfire too.
  • Moral Event Horizon: While characters are often prone to Jerkass moments, several characters cross the line with irredeemable acts.
    • Beast Boy crosses this in "Ghostboy" where he not only treats Starfire like a slave, but also doesn't care when all of the Titans die while trying to save him and laugh at them for being dead while he's still alive.
    • Cyborg crosses this in "Tower Power" where after he makes the other Titans' lives a living hell. When they try to put an end to it, he gasses the Titans and surgically fuses them to various household appliances. Although, he only acted this way due to being under the effect of Cybernetics Eat Your Soul.
    • Starfire crosses this in "Starfire the Terrible", where her bid to be villainous goes to far, and she ends up blowing up the moon as well as feeding the Titans to her piranhas.
    • Robin crosses this in "Más y Menos", where he lies to Menos about Más having an accident and ending up in hospital, just to get rid of him. Also, him keeping the twins separate causes their powers to overload and nearly destroy the city.
    • Robin crosses it again in "Puppets Whaaat?", where he trades all of the Titans' souls to the Puppet Wizard, just so he could get them to obey him.
  • Most Wonderful Sound: Starfire's singing at the end of "Breakfast Cheese".
  • No Such Thing as Bad Publicity: Despite the sheer hate this show has gotten, the ratings are still climbing, ironically because of said vitriol. As the advertisement say, it's "your new favorite show".
  • 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.
    • The show's famous, Base Breaker "BBRae" ship, between Beast Boy and Raven, actually dates all the way back to the comics, and isn't something Teen Titans Go! made up. Even though it wasn't explored in the original Teen Titans series, and the Word Of God for that show clarified several times that these versions weren't supposed to have that kind of relationship and were more Like Brother and Sister.
  • Rooting for the Empire: Many viewers have found themselves rooting for the villains, especially in episodes where the Titans are being excessively stupid and unsympathetic, while the bad guys are the sane ones. Prominent examples are "Waffles" where Brother Blood is the Straight Man while Beast Boy and Cyborg are being childish Jerkasses, or "Breakfast Cheese" where the Titans literally beat up the H.I.V.E. for loitering.
  • The Scrappy:
    • Cyborg in this incarnation. His deeper, more nuanced characterization from the 2003 series is completely nonexistent. Alongside his best buddy Beast Boy, he is nothing more than a stupid, wild party guy, or mentally backward teenager who only cares about himself.
    • This version of Robin is one as well, going from being an actual strong leader to a whiny, arrogant, egotist who never stops obsessing how he's the "Lone Wolf Leader", and actually values getting glory over doing heroic deeds.
    • This version of Aqualad isn't very popular, due to his Chick Magnet persona being escalated to The Casanova and he acts like he owns every girl. Not to mention him hitting on Raven clashing with the show's colossal BBRae fandom.
  • Seasonal Rot: Many view Season 2 as this due to the Titans's increasingly childish, idiotic, and mean-spirited natures as well as episode plots becoming more bizarre with nonsensical and often abrupt endings. Even a portion of those who were previously fans of Season 1 have lost faith in the show. The season also contains some of the most controversial episodes such as "Boys vs. Girls", "Smile Bones", "Let's Get Serious", and "Truth, Justice, and Whatever".
  • Ship-to-Ship Combat:
    • Most of Teen Titans Go!'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/Rae and BB/Terra shippers.
    • It got worse with "Be Mine", when Terra comes around to BB's feelings.
    • Zigzagged with "Staring at the Future". Fans of Go! didn't mind that Robin hooks up, and has a baby, with Batgirl, but many fans of the original series found it insulting.
  • 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 about the series.
  • Squick:
    • The frequent vomiting fits the characters do throughout the series.
    • 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 in "Ghost Boy" is this in spades.
    • Muscley Robin. Especially when he flexes his buttcheeks.
    • The entirety of the "Parasite" episode. "Parry" is just nasty.
    • 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.
    • Beast Boy agonizingly pushing a fish into his head through his ear in "Brain Food". He also put a banana in his ear later in the episode.
    • Robin regurgitating ping pong balls nonstop at the end of "Real Magic."
    • In "Serious Business", you can't tell what's worse: the fact that Starfire uses the toilet to make chili, or that the Titans now know this and still eat it.
    • In "Smile Bones", the image of the Titans' bloated stomachs, particular Starfire's, who has nine stomachs, has been getting this reaction; as has the image of Cyborg and Beast Boy's bellies coming to life.
    • "Head Fruit" has a tree growing out of Beast Boy's head and sprouting fruit, which the Titans eat and even make a drink out of.
  • Suspiciously Similar Song: The rap song that Robin was jamming to in "Driver's Ed" is basically an instrumental version of "Stuntin' Like My Daddy".
  • Tainted by the Preview: Fans complained about it just from seeing the previews. The show itself only made it worse.
  • Take That, Scrappy!:
    • For those who hate this incarnation of Robin, anytime he gets punished for his actions is quite satisfying. Unless you find it a tad excessive.
    • If you're not fond of Cyborg and Beast Boy, seeing them getting repeatedly pummeled in "Caramel Apples" might be cathartic to watch. At least, until the ending. Similarly, seeing Brother Blood torture them with his Pain Bot in "Waffles" might have you rooting for him, though the ending where Beast Boy's body has been skeletonized might be a tad bit excessive.
    • "Let's Get Serious" has Aqualad from Young Justice tear into Robin for having a team full of clowns that are a disgrace to real crime fighters. Not that anything changes, which the episode itself lampshades and in fact makes a joke of.
    • In "Cool School", Rose Wilson's painful insults which hurt all of the Titans except Raven.
  • 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.
  • 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.
    • The excessive personality changes of the Titans to much sillier, immature, jerkish natures is one of the most heavily criticized aspects of the show.
    • It replacing Young Justice in DC Nation didn't help.
    • Some fans hated Young Justice for not being like the early 2000s Teen Titans. Now some people hate this show for not being like Young Justice.
    • Back in the day, some fans hated the Teen Titans series for not being like the Teen Titans comics or any of the Timm/Diniverse toons. Now, some fans 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 series isn't the same as the New Teen Titans shorts that aired 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.
  • They Copied It, Now It Sucks:
    • A common criticism against the show is that it apes the comedy of other shows on Cartoon Network like Regular Show and Uncle Grandpa.
    • At its worst, many fans even compare it to Family Guy in its later seasons, in that they feel that it's plagued with lazy characterization, unfunny jokes, and abrupt nonsensical endings.
  • They Just Didn't Care: Many fans feel that way after the creators of the show said in an interview that they barely watched the original Teen Titans show. Though they later clarified that it was a joke, many fans feel it makes the show worse. And even if they did watch the show, it's rather clear the writers don't care about respecting the source material: Beast Boy is depicted eating meat despite being a vegetarian in both the comic and original cartoon, and an entire episode's plot is about Robin not having an Arch-Enemy, even though his actual nemesis not only exists, but also was the main villain in the original cartoon.
  • They Wasted a Perfectly Good Plot:
    • "Sidekick" has trouble brewing in Gotham. Instead of it being a Batman villain, it's the H.I.V.E. 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 H.I.V.E. tower. So, we get Robin as Red X and Cyborg as Stone. Beast Boy even comes in with an even bigger throwback of the '80s comics with a nostalgic costume.note  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 always portrayed as.
    • The B plot of "I See You" has a very interesting premise, where Raven is trying to hide a potentially devastating secret, and Cyborg and Beast Boy are tailing her to find out just what the secret is after being told that they were terrible at stakeouts. It is something that could have been dramatically built up across several episodes, thus giving the show a genuine Growing the Beard moment and even a Continuity Nod of the Trigon Arc from the original show. Instead, Raven quickly solves her problem by the episode's end. Despite nearly being killed, and not realizing the gravity of the situation happening right in front of them even after they are accidentally banished to an alternate dimension, Cyborg and Beast Boy celebrate when they believe that Raven's big secret was that she had a crush on the latter.
  • Unfortunate Implications: It has been noted that "Hot Garbage" sends the message that it's ok to embrace hoarding, which is a serious psychological issue for many people today.
  • Vocal Minority: While the Hatedom is quite large, the show consistently pulls in high ratings and has a massive fanbase. The main difference between the two groups is that the hatedom is made up almost entirely of the Periphery Demographic, while the most of the fanbase is made up of the intended target audience of kids 8 to 14.
  • 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.
    • It seems that Robin learned absolutely nothing from "In and Out", and installed a bomb in the Titans' bathroom that goes off in five minutes in "Serious Business". The first time it happens, it nearly sets the whole place on fire and sends the other Titans into a panic.
    • In "Real Magic", Robin almost drowns himself in an attempt to do a magic trick.
  • What Do You Mean, It Wasn't Made on Drugs?: A vast number of the more... bizarre episodes of the show, especially in season 2, will more often than not have you wondering how high the writers were during the creation of these episodes.
    • "Dude Relax" has a high-strung Robin attempting to relax by following Beast Boy's advice and being "one with the couch", which has him literally sinking into a world within the couch where he meets the Couch Spirit and goes on a trip through his past life in the circus.
    • "Burger vs. Burrito" where a contest between Beast Boy and Cyborg to see which is the better food culminates in the two fighting each other with a burger-shaped giant robot and a giant burrito monster created by Raven's magic, respectively.
    • "Breakfast Cheese" has Robin being bitten by a spider and ends up getting a Disney Acid Sequence, which involves a green-skinned Cyborg and Raven with six-arms.
    • The second half of "Puppets Whaaaaat?" where the Titans are turned into realistic puppets by the evil Puppet Wizard, who himself is a real-life sock puppet. The entire second half of the episode takes place in the real world and at one point, the Titans are chased by a literal paper tiger.
    • "Sandwich Thief" has Robin dragging the team to outer space under the belief that his sandwich became sentient and flew to outer space. Not only does this prove to be true, but the sandwich also has been meditating and decides that all life must be destroyed, leading to a fight between the Titans and the superpowered sandwich.
    • The chase scene with the Titans and Mad Mod in "Salty Codgers", which also doubles as a Mythology Gag to the original series.
    • The episode "Serious Business". Particularly the ending, where it turns out bathrooms are an alien species that moved to Earth.
    • Pretty much the entire trip inside Raven's mind in the episode "Crazy Day" which features Starfire as the Sphinx, Beast Boy and Cyborg as Chess pieces, and Robin as a gate. And when it's revealed that it was all a part of Trigon's plot to drive her insane and turn her evil, Raven turns the tables and uses her magic to transport the Titans into his mind to annoy him
    • "Smile Bones", where a crack at morbid obesity leads to extreme Balloon Bellies, which sprout limbs, faces, and gain lives of their own.
    • "Hose Water", which has Starfire and Cyborg regressing younger after they "embrace their inner-child", and end up reverting to eggs. They then get taken to "Baby Land" which is apparently where every baby comes from.
    • "Oil Drums" has the Titans's brains rotting from lack of television (with the exception of Cyborg), which eventually turns them into zombies obsessed with outdoor activities. They are eventually returned to normal... by an anthropomorphic TV.
    • "Kicking a Ball and Pretending to Be Hurt", which reveals that every ball on earth are eggs that contains a magical troll or animal.
    • "Head Fruit" has Beast Boy's brain planting a tree in his head and using it to escape into a world in the clouds.
  • The Woobie:
    • Gray 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.