These are what we call the 'YMMV items.' Things that some people find in this work. We call them 'your mileage might vary' because not everyone sees these things in the same way. This starts discussions in the trope lists, a thing we don't want. Please use the discussion page if you'd like to discuss any of these items.
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?
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.
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 For a long while, after both shows premiered, the only adverts for Beware the Batman consisted of the "Professor Pyg's nursery rhyme"-like one that usually noted a new episode, while Teen Titans Go had plenty of ads and was given at least two marathon airings despite still being relatively new at the time. 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.....
"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 jerkinessUp to Eleven and acting like giant Man Childrenwhen 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 Jason Todd, the second Robin was killed in the comics in an explosion after being beaten nearly to death by the Joker with a crowbar. Because of this, a number of his fans feel the background gag was in poor taste.
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 excessiveTrauma 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.
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.
Fan Nickname: The show itself is sometimes referred to as “A crack filled love letter to BB Rae shippers" or some such variant.
Fan-Preferred Couple: Starfire and Beast Boy due to usually acting much more like their original selves when their 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.
What's more is that their are barely any Shipping Wars surrounding it due to people finding this Robin to much of a creep and both the BB Rae and BBT ships focusing on bashing each other than anything else.
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.
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).
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.
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.
Mood Whiplash: In a meta-sense, the very first airing of the first episode has caused this reaction in the fans of the original Teen Titans series - what fans thought would be the long awaited return of their favorite show upon seeing the intro would quickly find out that the show couldn't be any more different to what they were expecting, for better or worse.
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.
Rooting for the Empire: Given how stupid, selfish, and unsympathetic the Titans are, it's not hard to root for the villains to try and kill them.
The Scrappy: Cyborg and Beast Boy in this incarnation. Their deeper, more nuanced characterization from the first Teen Titans show is completely nonexistant. They're nothing but stupid, wild party guys who only care about themselves. Beast Boy, for example, doesn't even care that he got the entire team killed with his pranks in an episode!
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.
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 "Ghost Boy" is this in spades.
Muscley Robin. Especially when he flexes his buttcheeks.
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.
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.
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.
There's also the fact that thisGo 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.
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.
The B-Plot of the episode "I See You" had 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 that secret is, aftering being told that they were terrible at stakeouts. It was 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 to the Trigon Arc in the original show. Instead, Raven quickly solves her problem by the episode's end purging a possible possession by Trigon and Beast Boy and Cyborg, despite nearly being killed and not realizing the gravity of the situation happening right in front of them something which gets them banished to an alternate dimension, meander like idiots and think that Raven's big secret is a crush on Beast Boy.
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.