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The Titansverse[[note]]A [[FanNickname colloquialism]]; this will be changed if a more "official" name comes along[[/note]] is a SharedUniverse of live-action series based on Creator/DCComics characters, produced by and airing on the Creator/DCUniverse streaming service since late 2018. This is notably the third concurrent live-action universe made by DC, after the Series/{{Arrowverse}} and Franchise/DCExtendedUniverse. Constructed by Creator/GeoffJohns, Akiva Goldsman and Creator/GregBerlanti (notably the main guy for the aforementioned Arrowverse), the Titansverse is an attempt at a new universe that's not held back by network restrictions.

The universe has DarkerAndEdgier installments as the direct result of not abiding to either the rules of cable TV or the trappings of film, and it's been reported that it will have R-rated content.

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The Titansverse[[note]]A [[FanNickname colloquialism]]; this will be changed if a more "official" name comes along[[/note]] is a SharedUniverse of
In 2018, two live-action series based on Creator/DCComics characters, produced by and airing characters were greenlit to air on the Creator/DCUniverse streaming service since late 2018. This is notably service. The fandom assumed these to be set in a SharedUniverse and nicknamed them the third concurrent live-action universe made by DC, [[FanNickname "Titansverse"]] after its first entry, but ''Series/CrisisOnInfiniteEarths2019'' confirmed them to be set in separate continuities. [[note]]The Doom Patrol exist within the Series/{{Arrowverse}} and Franchise/DCExtendedUniverse. Constructed by Creator/GeoffJohns, Akiva Goldsman and Creator/GregBerlanti (notably the main guy for the aforementioned Arrowverse), the Titansverse is an attempt at a new universe that's not held back by network restrictions.

The universe has DarkerAndEdgier installments as the direct result of not abiding to either the rules of cable TV or the trappings of film, and it's been reported
Titans' universe, but that particular Doom Patrol is a different canon from the Doom Patrol in their own show.[[/note]]

Regardless, we're keeping this page in place as disambiguation because
it will have R-rated content.

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received a bunch of inbound links.

[[AC:Shows thought to be set
in the Titansverse include:]]"Titansverse" included:]]



%%* ''Series/Stargirl2019'' (2019)
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It's been hinted that these are just the first of more to come.

It turns out the "Titanverse" is a bit of a misnomer, as ''Titans'' and ''Doom Patrol'' exist in separate continuities[[note]]The Doom Patrol exist within the Titans universe, but that particular Doom Patrol is a different canon from the Doom Patrol who have their own show.[[/note]]

Note that this is a '''work in progress''' and will be improved over time.
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!!Tropes found in the series:

* ActionGirl: The Titansverse is quite full with action-oriented ladies.
** Any woman who has a little bit of a significant role in the ''Series/Titans2018'', can and will kick your ass, whether they are an alien WarriorPrincess, an amazonian, a McNinja metahuman, an human-demon hybrid or a BadassNormal.
** ''Series/DoomPatrol2019'' leading ladies, Crazy Jane and Rita Farr are no slouch either; the first one has access to multiple personalities who give her a wide range of super-powers, while the latter is more of an ActionSurvivor, but still badass in her own way.
* AdaptationDistillation:
** ''Doom Patrol'' has the DarkerAndEdgier tone of Grant Morison's runs, but the team itself is based off on TheSixties iteration, with Crazy Jane replacing Memto, and Cyborg replacing Beast Boy.
** ''Titans'' combines elements from different Titans comic runs with [[WesternAnimation/TeenTitans the animated show]]. In Season 1, the team is mostly based on the classic roster of [[WesternAnimation/TeenTitans the cartoon]], except for Cyborg who does not appear here. Then, in Season 2, we learn about the existence of a previous Titans team formed by Robin, Hawk, Dove and Wonder Girl with Aqualad being their first recruit, whereas in the comics, the first Titans team was formed by Robin, Kid Flash, Aqualad, Speedy with Wonder Girl being their first recruit.
* AdaptationalDiversity:
** Characters like Mercy Graves, Don Hall and Wintergreen are played by black actors, whereas they were white in the comics, with the first receiving even an AdaptationalSexuality, while the latter receiving an AgeLift.
** The entire Wilson family is RaceLift-ed, Slade and Adeline go from white to Latino, and respectively Asian-american, Jericho is even played by an actual deaf trans actor, and Rose instead of being half white, is half Latino now.
** Crazy Jane, who is white in the comics, is played by latina actress Diane Guerrro.
** The series makes Larry Traynor a gay man, played by Creator/MattBomer.
* AdultFear: Filled to the brim with it, from witnessing your parents or surrogate parents dying horribly (Dick, Dawn, Donna, and Rachel), to waking up suddenly with no memories of your life or even what kind of person you are (Kori, Connee), to losing yourself to your inner demons and becoming a monster (Dick), to having an aspect of yourself that you can't control making you a danger to your loved ones (Gar and Rachel), abusive parental figures (Dawn, Gar and possibly Dick) and the threat of sexual abuse towards minors (Hank and Don). One way or another, these characters have hard lives and face some truly frightening things outside the typical superhero fare.
* AlternateCompanyEquivalent:
** This universe can be easily compared to the Franchise/MarvelCinematicUniverse Creator/{{Netflix}} shows as DarkerAndEdgier superhero stories set in a SharedUniverse and exclusive to streaming. The primary differences being that this universe is completely separate from the Franchise/DCExtendedUniverse (whereas the Netflix series are ostensibly tied to the movies) and that this universe is much more open about being part of the {{Superhero}} genre (whereas the superhero aspect was downplayed by other genres with strong FilmNoir influences).
** Alternatively, it could be seen as the streaming equivalent of DC's old Creator/{{Vertigo}} line and new Creator/YoungAnimal imprint. These being DarkerAndEdgier versions of lesser-known heroes, rather than the PG-13 versions of the A-listers people are accustomed to.
* AlternateContinuity: Takes place separately from the Franchise/DCExtendedUniverse. Revealed in Series/CrisisOnInfiniteEarths2019 to be Earth 9 & Earth 21 in the Series/{{Arrowverse}}.
* AlternateHistory: A notable feature is that in this world, unlike the two other worlds, the series doesn't start with one superhero that exists while more join along the way, building the universe from scratch. Rather, superheroes are already established as a thing in this world before anything begins. For example, ''Titans'' starts with Robin breaking away from Franchise/{{Batman}} and ''Doom Patrol'' has the team gathered by ComicBook/{{Cyborg}}.
* BloodierAndGorier: Both ''Titans'' and ''Doom Patrol'' take full advantage of the adult rating, and neither shies away to show explicit blood and flesh.
* BodyHorror: All members of ComicBook/DoomPatrol and ComicBook/{{Cyborg}} underwent various forms of this. Beast Boy, Robotman, and Cyborg's cases double as EmergencyTransformation.
* CelebrityParadox: Rachel is a big fan of ''Series/GameOfThrones'', especially the character of Daenerys Targaryen. Bruce Wayne is slated to be played by Creator/IainGlen, who is a main cast member of the show and whose character is strongly connected to Daenerys.
* ComicBookMoviesDontUseCodenames: So far, the only superheroes within TheVerse to be addressed by their comic book monickers (either currently or previously) are; the two ComicBook/{{Robin}}s (Dick and Jason), [[ComicBook/WonderGirl Donna Troy]], the ComicBook/HawkAndDove duo, Franchise/{{Batman}}, and Franchise/{{Superman}}. Strangely, this applies to the supervillains as well, as only members of Batman's RoguesGallery were addressed by their comic book monickers on-screen (and they are all [[TheGhost unseen characters]]).
* DarkerAndEdgier: The universe takes full advantage of being on streaming as opposed to being on network TV, and will be comparable to the [[Franchise/MarvelCinematicUniverse Netflix MCU]] in content, though more unabashedly about superheroes in nature. This is represented by the first two series ''Series/Titans2018'' and ''Series/DoomPatrol2019'', which in the comics have a history of being ''very'' dark and mature.
* EnsembleCast: Unlike the ''Series/{{Arrowverse}}'' whose first two series are about [[Series/{{Arrow}} single]] [[Series/TheFlash2014 protagonists]], this SharedUniverse's first two series are about a group of individuals.
* FantasyKitchenSink: Both sides have shown here. Mysticism, aliens, metahumans, badass normals, science and more will be present.
* LoadsAndLoadsOfCharacters: Already shaping up to be this. Unsurprising given the world it's based on.
* MrFanservice:
** The ''Titans'' has characters like Dick Grayson, Hank Hall and Slade Wilson doing shirtless scenes now and then.
** Larry Trainor before his disfigurement used to be a handsome man.
* MsFanservice:
** Kory is the resident alien princess who doesn't mind showing off her body.
** Rita Farr has glamorous good looks and often wears clothing that compliment her well.
** Crazy Jane was described as sexy in the casting call and often wears outfits that compliments her legs.
* RagtagBunchOfMisfits: Every team has individuals with personal issues. Lot of issues.
** The first Season of ''Titans'' deals with the assembly of 4 total strangers who couldn't be more different from each other to fight Trigon, a SatanExpy: A bird-themed BadassNormal, an amnesiac alien princess who has no idea she is an alien, a human-demon hybrid with magical powers and a shapeshifter.
*** ''Titans'' reveals the existence of a previous Titans team: the OG Titans, which was formed by same bird-themed BadassNormal, two half of a bird-themed couple, former Wonder-woman protegee and an Atlantean.
*** In Season 2, Superman and Lex Luther's clone, another bird-themed BadassNormal sidekick and Deathstroke's metahuman daughter joins the roster.
** ''Doom Patrol'' is also full of weirdness: a brain in a metal body, a blob lady, a woman with 64 different personalities, a man covered in bandages because he is possessed by a radioactive being and a cybernetic superhero.
* SharedUniverse: The second one for DC TV shows, after the Series/{{Arrowverse}}.
* StatuesqueStunner: Some of the ladies are also tall, not just attractive.
** Donna Troy is a 5'10 lovely Amazon.
** Kory Anders is an alien princess and stands at 5'9.
** Rita Farr is 5'7 tall, but is hard to see when stands between Larry and Cliff.
* TeamTitle: The first two series, ''Series/{{Titans 2018}}'' and ''Series/DoomPatrol2019'', were named after the eponymous teams from the comics.
* TheVerse: A new live action universe based on characters from Franchise/TheDCU.
* WhamLine: The shows can drop massive ones:
** In "Penultimate Patrol", Dr Caulder makes the confession of his life towards the Doom Patrol.
-->'''Niles Caulder:''' The tragedies that befell you were not accidents. I was responsible, for everything that has happened to each of you.
** TheReveal at the end of “Donna Troy”:
-->'''Donna:''' It says here that [Kory’s] mission is to “secure” the Raven, which could mean “take control of”… or “take care of”.\\
Dick: “Take care of”?\\
Donna: Unless I’m reading this wrong… your friend Kory is here to kill Rachel.
* WorldOfSnark: The Titansverse is an endless fountain of quips, sarcasm and swearing.


** This universe can be easily compared to the Franchise/MarvelCinematicUniverse Creator/{{Netflix}} shows as DarkerAndEdgier superhero stories set in a SharedUniverse and exclusive to streaming. The primary differences being that this universe is completely separate from the Franchise/DCExtendedUniverse (whereas the Netflix series are ostensibly tied to the movies) and that this universe is much more open about being part of the {{Superhero}} genre (whereas the superhero aspect was downplayed by other genres with strong {{Noir}} influences).

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** This universe can be easily compared to the Franchise/MarvelCinematicUniverse Creator/{{Netflix}} shows as DarkerAndEdgier superhero stories set in a SharedUniverse and exclusive to streaming. The primary differences being that this universe is completely separate from the Franchise/DCExtendedUniverse (whereas the Netflix series are ostensibly tied to the movies) and that this universe is much more open about being part of the {{Superhero}} genre (whereas the superhero aspect was downplayed by other genres with strong {{Noir}} FilmNoir influences).


* DarkerAndEdgier: The universe will take full advantage of being on streaming as opposed to being on network TV, and will be comparable to the [[Franchise/MarvelCinematicUniverse Netflix MCU]] in content, though more unabashedly about superheroes in nature. This is represented by the first two series ''Series/Titans2018'' and ''Series/DoomPatrol2019'', which in the comics have a history of being ''very'' dark and mature.

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* DarkerAndEdgier: The universe will take takes full advantage of being on streaming as opposed to being on network TV, and will be comparable to the [[Franchise/MarvelCinematicUniverse Netflix MCU]] in content, though more unabashedly about superheroes in nature. This is represented by the first two series ''Series/Titans2018'' and ''Series/DoomPatrol2019'', which in the comics have a history of being ''very'' dark and mature.


** Rose Wilson has a complicated backstory in the comics, which involves a death mother at a young age, being kidnapped by Slade's evil brother, joining and leaving different Titans teams, PTDS, being abused and gaslighted by her own father and still wanting his approval and love, and zigzagging between anti-villain and hero. In the show, her mother is alive and she has never lived most of the traumatic events that ruined her life in the comics. She is still manipulated by Slade into becoming his lackey, but is not as bad or tragic as in the comics.


* ''Series/DoomPatrol2019'' (2019)

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* ''Series/DoomPatrol2019'' ''Series/{{Doom Patrol|2019}}'' (2019)

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* RagtagBunchOfMisfits: Every team has individuals with personal issues. Lot of issues.
** The first Season of ''Titans'' deals with the assembly of 4 total strangers who couldn't be more different from each other to fight Trigon, a SatanExpy: A bird-themed BadassNormal, an amnesiac alien princess who has no idea she is an alien, a human-demon hybrid with magical powers and a shapeshifter.
*** ''Titans'' reveals the existence of a previous Titans team: the OG Titans, which was formed by same bird-themed BadassNormal, two half of a bird-themed couple, former Wonder-woman protegee and an Atlantean.
*** In Season 2, Superman and Lex Luther's clone, another bird-themed BadassNormal sidekick and Deathstroke's metahuman daughter joins the roster.
** ''Doom Patrol'' is also full of weirdness: a brain in a metal body, a blob lady, a woman with 64 different personalities, a man covered in bandages because he is possessed by a radioactive being and a cybernetic superhero.

Added DiffLines:

* WhamLine: The shows can drop massive ones:
** In "Penultimate Patrol", Dr Caulder makes the confession of his life towards the Doom Patrol.
-->'''Niles Caulder:''' The tragedies that befell you were not accidents. I was responsible, for everything that has happened to each of you.
** TheReveal at the end of “Donna Troy”:
-->'''Donna:''' It says here that [Kory’s] mission is to “secure” the Raven, which could mean “take control of”… or “take care of”.\\
Dick: “Take care of”?\\
Donna: Unless I’m reading this wrong… your friend Kory is here to kill Rachel.
* WorldOfSnark: The Titansverse is an endless fountain of quips, sarcasm and swearing.


** ''Titans'' combines elements from different Titans comic runs with [[WesternAnimation/TeenTitans the animated show]]. In Season 1, the team is mostly based on the classic roster of the [[WesternAnimation/TeenTitans the cartoon]], except for Cyborg who does not appear here. Then, in Season 2, we learn about the existence of a previous Titans team formed by Robin, Hawk, Dove and Wonder Girl with Aqualad being their first recruit, whereas in the comics, the first Titans team was formed by Robin, Kid Flash, Aqualad, Speedy with Wonder Girl being their first recruit.

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** ''Titans'' combines elements from different Titans comic runs with [[WesternAnimation/TeenTitans the animated show]]. In Season 1, the team is mostly based on the classic roster of the [[WesternAnimation/TeenTitans the cartoon]], except for Cyborg who does not appear here. Then, in Season 2, we learn about the existence of a previous Titans team formed by Robin, Hawk, Dove and Wonder Girl with Aqualad being their first recruit, whereas in the comics, the first Titans team was formed by Robin, Kid Flash, Aqualad, Speedy with Wonder Girl being their first recruit.


** ''Doom Patrol'' has the DarkerAndEdgier tone of Grant Morison's runs, but team itself is based on TheSixties iteration with Crazy Jane replacing Memto, and Cyborg replacing Beast Boy.
** ''Titans'' combines elements from different Titans comic runs with [[WesternAnimation/TeenTitans the animated show]]. In Season 1, the team is mostly based on the classic roster of the WesternAnimation/TeenTitans, except for Cyborg who does not appear here. Then, in Season 2, we learn about the existence of a previous Titans team formed by Robin, Hawk, Dove and Wonder Girl with Aqualad being their first recruit, whereas in the comics, the first Titans team was formed by Robin, Kid Flash, Aqualad, Speedy with Wonder Girl being their first recruit.
** Rose Wilson has a complicated backstory in the comics, which involves, a death mother at a young age, being kidnapped by Slade's evil brother, joining and leaving different Titans teams, PTDS, being abused and gaslighted by her own father and still wanting his approval and love, and zigzagging between anti-villain and hero. In the show, her mother is alive and she has never lived any of the traumatic events that ruined her life in the comics. She is still manipulated by Slade into becoming his lackey, but is not as bad or tragic as in the comics.

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** ''Doom Patrol'' has the DarkerAndEdgier tone of Grant Morison's runs, but the team itself is based off on TheSixties iteration iteration, with Crazy Jane replacing Memto, and Cyborg replacing Beast Boy.
** ''Titans'' combines elements from different Titans comic runs with [[WesternAnimation/TeenTitans the animated show]]. In Season 1, the team is mostly based on the classic roster of the WesternAnimation/TeenTitans, [[WesternAnimation/TeenTitans the cartoon]], except for Cyborg who does not appear here. Then, in Season 2, we learn about the existence of a previous Titans team formed by Robin, Hawk, Dove and Wonder Girl with Aqualad being their first recruit, whereas in the comics, the first Titans team was formed by Robin, Kid Flash, Aqualad, Speedy with Wonder Girl being their first recruit.
** Rose Wilson has a complicated backstory in the comics, which involves, involves a death mother at a young age, being kidnapped by Slade's evil brother, joining and leaving different Titans teams, PTDS, being abused and gaslighted by her own father and still wanting his approval and love, and zigzagging between anti-villain and hero. In the show, her mother is alive and she has never lived any most of the traumatic events that ruined her life in the comics. She is still manipulated by Slade into becoming his lackey, but is not as bad or tragic as in the comics.

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* AdaptationDistillation:
** ''Doom Patrol'' has the DarkerAndEdgier tone of Grant Morison's runs, but team itself is based on TheSixties iteration with Crazy Jane replacing Memto, and Cyborg replacing Beast Boy.
** ''Titans'' combines elements from different Titans comic runs with [[WesternAnimation/TeenTitans the animated show]]. In Season 1, the team is mostly based on the classic roster of the WesternAnimation/TeenTitans, except for Cyborg who does not appear here. Then, in Season 2, we learn about the existence of a previous Titans team formed by Robin, Hawk, Dove and Wonder Girl with Aqualad being their first recruit, whereas in the comics, the first Titans team was formed by Robin, Kid Flash, Aqualad, Speedy with Wonder Girl being their first recruit.
** Rose Wilson has a complicated backstory in the comics, which involves, a death mother at a young age, being kidnapped by Slade's evil brother, joining and leaving different Titans teams, PTDS, being abused and gaslighted by her own father and still wanting his approval and love, and zigzagging between anti-villain and hero. In the show, her mother is alive and she has never lived any of the traumatic events that ruined her life in the comics. She is still manipulated by Slade into becoming his lackey, but is not as bad or tragic as in the comics.


Added DiffLines:

* BloodierAndGorier: Both ''Titans'' and ''Doom Patrol'' take full advantage of the adult rating, and neither shies away to show explicit blood and flesh.

Added DiffLines:

* MrFanservice:
** The ''Titans'' has characters like Dick Grayson, Hank Hall and Slade Wilson doing shirtless scenes now and then.
** Larry Trainor before his disfigurement used to be a handsome man.
* MsFanservice:
** Kory is the resident alien princess who doesn't mind showing off her body.
** Rita Farr has glamorous good looks and often wears clothing that compliment her well.
** Crazy Jane was described as sexy in the casting call and often wears outfits that compliments her legs.


Added DiffLines:

* StatuesqueStunner: Some of the ladies are also tall, not just attractive.
** Donna Troy is a 5'10 lovely Amazon.
** Kory Anders is an alien princess and stands at 5'9.
** Rita Farr is 5'7 tall, but is hard to see when stands between Larry and Cliff.


It turns out the "Titanverse" is a bit of a misnomer, as ''Titans'' and ''Doom Patrol'' exist in separate continuities[[Sorta]]The Doom Patrol exist within the Titans universe, but that particular Doom Patrol is a different canon from the Doom Patrol who have their own show.[[/Sorta]]

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It turns out the "Titanverse" is a bit of a misnomer, as ''Titans'' and ''Doom Patrol'' exist in separate continuities[[Sorta]]The continuities[[note]]The Doom Patrol exist within the Titans universe, but that particular Doom Patrol is a different canon from the Doom Patrol who have their own show.[[/Sorta]]
[[/note]]

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It turns out the "Titanverse" is a bit of a misnomer, as ''Titans'' and ''Doom Patrol'' exist in separate continuities[[Sorta]]The Doom Patrol exist within the Titans universe, but that particular Doom Patrol is a different canon from the Doom Patrol who have their own show.[[/Sorta]]


* AlternateContinuity: Takes place separately from the Franchise/DCExtendedUniverse. Revealed in Series/CrisisOnInfiniteEarths2019 to be Earth 9 in the Series/{{Arrowverse}}.

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* AlternateContinuity: Takes place separately from the Franchise/DCExtendedUniverse. Revealed in Series/CrisisOnInfiniteEarths2019 to be Earth 9 & Earth 21 in the Series/{{Arrowverse}}.


** ''Series/DoomPatrol2019'' leading ladies, Crazy Jane and Rita Farr are no slouch either; the first one has access to multiple personalities who give her a wide range of super-powers, white the latter is more of an ActionSurvivor, but still badass in her own way.

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** ''Series/DoomPatrol2019'' leading ladies, Crazy Jane and Rita Farr are no slouch either; the first one has access to multiple personalities who give her a wide range of super-powers, white while the latter is more of an ActionSurvivor, but still badass in her own way.

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