Teen Titans (2003 cartoon) characters:
Titans and Allies | Antagonists
Titans and Allies | Antagonists
- Age Lift: Their looks are younger/older than their comic incarnations were in the adapted arcs. In the comics, Robin was already in college when he met Starfire. Everyone but Beast Boy (who was roughly 15 to 18) were on the very late side of being a teenager.
- Arc Hero: All of the Titans, sans Starfire, take turns being this for a season.
- Robin for Season One, where the story is focused on his battle with Slade and foiling the mysterious mastermind.
- Terra for Season Two, where she's the central character being the newbie on the Titans and eventually revealed to be a Sixth Ranger Traitor.
- Cyborg for Season Three, where the main plot is him going up against Brother Blood and the HIVE Academy.
- Raven for Season Four, with the overall story arc being the prophesy of Trigon entering the mortal realm using her as a portal.
- Beast Boy for Season Five, where his past of being in the Doom Patrol and their enemies the Brotherhood of Evil takes center stage.
- Badass Crew: They're still teens but olders, but can make villainous grown men cry.
- Big, Thin, Short Trio: The male Titans - Cyborg, Robin, and Beast Boy are this respectively.
- The Bus Came Back: After 12 years since their final appearance, this version of the Teen Titans makes a surprise reappearance in the direct to video movie, Teen Titans Go! vs. Teen Titans, a crossover with Teen Titans Go!.
- The Cameo: This incarnation of the Titans makes a surprise appearance in The Stinger of Teen Titans Go! To the Movies, stating they've "found a way back".
- Color-Coded Characters: Robin - Red. Cyborg - Blue. Beast Boy - Green. Raven - Purple. Starfire - Orange. Terra - Yellow to complete the 6 primary and secondary colors for the brief time she was on the team.
- Guys Smash, Girls Shoot: The boys all predominantly use melee combat, with Robin having some thrown projectiles and Cyborg having his sonic cannon. The girls all typically attack using ranged abilities, with Starfire having a bit of melee as well.
- I Believe I Can Fly: While Cyborg and Robin typically can't fly, Cyborg has some form of rocket-propulsion that he just doesn't usually use and Robin has rocket boots and his cape turns into a pair of wings. and he doesn't use them either.
- Minor Living Alone: All of the Teen Titans live without parental supervision in their island headquarters and they fight crime. There's a reason for this: two of them are orphans, one of them is a runaway, while another two have parents residing somewhere other than Earth. Cyborg is the only one who can readily access his father. Presumably the "super hero" thing credits them with responsibility to do this.
- Morality Chain: The rest of the Titans in general ground Robin, especially Starfire.
- Ragtag Bunch of Misfits: The team consists of a Circus Brat and former sidekick of a violent vigilante, a half-man/half-machine, a sorceress with demon heritage, a green-skinned changeling, and an alien princess.
- The Team: Beast Boy and Starfire are the easiest to distill to a single archetype. Cyborg and Raven are the hardest. The fact that they can all wear multiple hats easily makes it impossible to shoe horn them into a neat Five-Man Band.
- Robin is The Leader; he is the one saying "TITANS, GO!" and plotting their objectives. Although he can double as either a more Supporting Leader or fall to The Lancer when someone else's Arch-Enemy takes the limelight.
- Cyborg is usually The Lancer, Laid back when Robin is serious, serious when Robin is extreme, takes over when Robin is absent. He's also a Gadgeteer Genius Genius Bruiser Big Guy and Smart Guy.
- Beast Boy is the Plucky Comic Relief going as far as to lampshade it, most likely to "Turn into a big animal" and thus can be The Big Guy.
- Raven is a Lady of Black Magic, she's the most introspective and Book Smart Gal. She can be The Lancer too since her dark attitude makes her a foil to the rest of the team's optimism and wacky antics.
- Starfire is The Chick whose primary roles are Robin's love interest, a Girly Girl foil to Raven, and the caring one that everyone on the team gets along with and helps to understand human culture. She also adopts Team Pet Silkie, a mutant silkworm, yet is technically the physically strongest Titan and a Proud Warrior Race Girl Big Girl.
- Terra joins as a Sixth Ranger with a similar skill set to Raven. It's hard to pin down how she works in the team because soon enough she's a Sixth Ranger Traitor.
- True Companions: Downplayed at first and then later played straight with Character Development. They actually have a lot of internal strife early on, but their bond ultimately sees them through it all and they all grow much closer to each other as the show goes on.
- Two Girls to a Team: Starfire and Raven. It's more of a Red Oni, Blue Oni dynamic than a straight up Tomboy and Girly Girl situation. The second season added a third girl, Terra, but she was The Mole and didn't last beyond that.
- Vague Age: Downplayed, since they are obviously teenagers/young adults, but it's never said how old they actually are. Cyborg being able to drive shows he's somewhere between 16-19. Beast Boy appears to be the youngest due to his size and personality. Robin and Starfire are older than Beast Boy but seem younger than Cyborg (and Starfire is still going through alien puberty). Only Raven is explicitly stated to be 16 to 18 due to her dangerous birthday.
- Younger and Hipper: In the Wolfman/Perez run of the comics, the Titans were young adults. In this cartoon, they look like young adults but they are all teenagers.
Robin / Richard John "Dick" Grayson
Voiced by: Scott Menville (English), Ezequiel Serrano (Latin American Spanish), Alessio De Filippis (IT), Mathias Kozlowski (FR)
Powers/Abilities: Charles Atlas Superpower, Martial Arts, Weapons and Devices
Robin is The Leader of the team. Trained by Batman, he manages to keep on an even keel with a team of metahumans through his intelligence, tactical skills, martial arts prowess and, when it all boils down to basics, enough pure crazy to frighten the four of them if he really cuts loose. Robin left his position as Batman's sidekick and moved all the way to Jump City to start working solo, only to end up taking charge of the Teen Titans on his first night there and deciding, afterwards, that heading a team might not be so bad after all.
Robin is, at heart, a fairly normal teenager, enjoying hanging out and chilling as much as his comrades do. However, he's Batman's ex-sidekick, and this means he shares his mentor's fixation on discipline and hard work, which can put him at odds with his more relaxed teammates. He's also got issues of his own, namely a tendency to fixate on problems to such an extent that he stops paying attention to anything but "the mission", which has damaged his friendships on more than one occasion. Despite this, he is loyal to his team and takes threats against them seriously indeed.
The creators are ambivalent about which incarnation of Robin he's supposed to be, with Word of God stating that he represents "Robin in general" rather than a specific member of the Batclan. However, a number of Mythology Gags and several other hints point to him being Dick Grayson, the first Robin; this is explicitly revealed in the Teen Titans Go! comic.
- The Ace: Talented at everything within normal human capabilities such as martial arts, leadership, detective work, manipulation, inventing, etc.
- Adaptation Personality Change: He's a bit more straight-laced and serious compared to his New Teen Titans incarnation.
- Adaptational Badass: One of the coolest, smartest, strongest and most competent versions of Robin. He is the one who is inspired by Batman, a One-Man Army, and a respected leader of the Titans.
- Amazon Chaser: Some of the things he likes the most about Starfire are "the way [[she]] shoot starbolts, that [[she is]] brave, and the strongest girl ever."
- Animal-Themed Superbeing: Well, he is "Robin". Also, is strongly implied, that in his adulthood he will become Nightwing.
- Anti-Hero: He may be the leader of a team of superheroes, but he even admits to himself that he is too dogged in his pursuit of villains, and is not above lying to his friends if it helps his plan.
- Badass Biker: Sometimes rides a motorcycle when chasing criminals.
- Badass Cape: That cape of his is made with titanium! That's right. Titanium! And it's a high density polymer that's ten times stronger than steel!
- Badass in Charge: He leads the Titans while using ass-kicking moves himself.
- Badass Normal: Keeps up with a team of metahumans despite having no powers himself.
- Batman Gambit: Robin pulls these several times through out the series, a notable example being during the " Apprentice" story arc, when he tells Slade that if he kills his friends, he will lose his apprentice too, gambling that Slade hates losing, just like he hates losing.
- Battle Couple: With Starfire. Their combos in battle were seamless before they became a couple.
- Berserk Button: He does not like being compared to Slade. At all. (Most noticeable in the Apprentice episodes, he manages to get over it but it's still a sensitive issue for him.) However, this is partially true, since he's as obsessive as Slade. Deep down Robin does realize this, but doesn't want it to be pointed out. This may be why he's so obsessive with Slade, as he made him something he doesn't want to be and always many steps ahead of Robin. Also, God help Beast Boy in "The Beast Within" when Robin doesn't take too kindly at all to his behavioral change and being a suspect in Raven's attack.
- The Big Damn Kiss: With Starfire in The Movie.
- Blackmail: By Slade in the Season 1 finale. Become my apprentice or I will kill your teammates.
- Blank White Eyes: Averted, his eyes are covered by the mask. Even with the mask gone, they keep his eyes hidden.
- Broken Ace: Everyone looks to Robin as a great leader, who's skilled at everything. But on the inside he's dealing with an internal struggle, especially in Season 1 and 3 regarding Slade and his failure in stopping his nemesis. In the Bad Future, he's the only Titan who's become more badass but at the cost of becoming utterly devoted to his work without any teammates. note
- Broken Pedestal: By the end of Season 1, in his obsession to catch Slade and imprison him, he greatly disappoints his teammates, by constantly lying and deceiving them.
- It's also implied that he left Batman's side for this very reason.
- Brooding Boy, Gentle Girl: Brooding Boy to Starfire's Gentle Girl; always serious and plotting when his not-girlfriend is a perpetual ray of sunshine.
- Bruiser with a Soft Center: He can be standoffish and violent at times, but he always had a soft spot for Starfire.
- Burning with Anger: He was flaming in "Betrothed" when Blackfire spitefully engages Starfire to an ugly blob of an alien.
- Catapult Nightmare: Robin wakes up scared and covered in sweat from a nightmare involving Slade in "Apprentice Part 1".
- Catchphrase: "Teen Titans, GO!" Usually just shortened to "Titans, GO!"
- Celibate Hero: He refuses to be "something more than a hero" regarding his relationship with Starfire until the end of the Trouble in Tokyo movie.
- Character Development: In the prequel episode before the Teen Titans were first formed, he worked alone. After meeting the soon to be core members, he has learned a lot about the importance of teamwork and a team itself.
- Characterization Marches On: He didn't show a hint of jealousy when Starfire found Aqualad very handsome in "Deep Six". Admittedly, there was a villain to stop and he didn't interact with Aqualad as much as Beast Boy did, but it's surprising since he'd show the slightest hint of hostility when Starfire showed interest in other guys.
- Character Tics: Robin's habit of punching his palm whenever he gets angry. He does this so often that if he took his glove off, viewers might see permanent knuckle prints there.
- Charles Atlas Superpower: Shown to be capable of beating down large superpowered beings with his bare hands due to his intense martial art training.
- Chick Magnet: Over the course of the show, Kitten, Blackfire and Starfire, whom he hooks up with later, all have been attracted to him.
- Circus Brat: When Raven reads his mind, she sees an image of trapeze artists falling to their deaths, implying this to be the case, and a strong hint that this Robin is Dick Grayson. Confirmed in the comics when Robin is clarified to be Dick Grayson.
- Clap Your Hands If You Believe: Inverted. Recently-deceased villain Slade has returned to beat the living crap out of Robin... or so Robin thinks. Turns out, he'd been exposed to a drug that makes him see Slade, and his body to react as if struck. He is able to disbelieve in his opponent just in time to save himself from the killing blow.
- Clothing Damage: Played for drama. Robin's outfit gets teared apart in "Haunted" when he was fighting with what he thought was Slade.
- Combat Parkour: He is very flexible and pulls some impossible stunts.
- Combat Pragmatist: Robin will use whatever skills, tactics or advantages he can find.
- Competition Freak: Robin is competitive to the point where it backfires horribly. As Cyborg puts it into words: "Crazy, paranoid, hyper-competitive, spiky-haired little..."
- Composite Character:
- Word of God has stated that the idea behind this version was for this Robin to represent "Robin in general" rather than any specific Robin. Hence this incarnation takes elements from different Robins from the comics. He's largely adapted from Dick Grayson (especially Dick from the New Teen Titans comics)his future identity as Nightwing, his backstory, his anger issues, his detective skills, and his love for Starfire are all staples of Dick's character. However, his fighting style (especially use of the bo staff), his spiked hair and his costume having a black cape lined in yellow, fully covering long green pants legs and steel-toed boots are all from Tim Drake, the third Robin. His Red-X identity also takes after Jason Todd, the second Robin, who came back as Red Hood, with it being implied in-universe that the second Red-X is Jason Todd himself.
- In terms of demeanor, he has aspects of Batman's penchant for over-preparedness, grimness, and, at worst, paranoia. Whereas in series portraying their partnership Robin's relatively laid-back and light-hearted nature is used to contrast Batman's own no-nonsense approach and intense obsession with his mission, with the Titans he takes on a more Batman-like role with them holding him back from his single-mindedness.
- The Confidant: While he doesn't show it very often, he's one of the more understanding members of The Titans. In "Birthmark" Raven lamented some of her past onto him. He tries to be this with Terra, though this inadvertently makes her believe Beast Boy told Robin about her inability to control her powers and started her down the road to working with Slade and betraying the Titans.
- Crazy Jealous Guy: Doesn't like it when Starfire shows interest in other guys.
- Crazy-Prepared: Downplayed in that he has a very specific range of gadgets instead choosing to apply them in creative ways...but when he made the Red X suit, he included a lot of anti-Titan gadgets, a fact that gets lampshaded when someone steals the suit and uses it on them. The "downplayed" comes from the fact that he didn't have any anti anti-Titan gadgets and thus no way to prevent the Red X suit from being turned against him.
- Dark and Troubled Past: His tragic backstory is left largely untouched by the show, but in "Haunted", we get a glimpse of his past, including his parents falling to their deaths. The tie-in comics have an entire issue of him mourning the deaths of the Flying Graysons.
- Dark Is Not Evil: As the famous Nightwing.
- Determinator: He never gives up, never.
- Distracted by the Sexy: He remains quite speechless when he saw Starfire in a prom dress.
- Enemy Mine: He teams up with Slade in order to save the world from Trigon.
- Et Tu, Brute?: In "Haunted" when Starfire shoots him in the back because he is haunted by hallucinations of Slade and threatens to take down anyone who gets in his way.
- Everyone Can See It: His UST with Starfire.
- Everyone Has Standards: Despite his flaw being fixation on a goal, even he didn't approve of Mento's stern treatment of Beast Boy.
- Experienced Protagonist: He already was a vigilante years before meeting the Titans, serving under Batman's wing.
- Expressive Mask: His masks widens and narrows with emotion.
- Fatal Flaw: He's hypercompetitive and prone to complete fixation on his goal, no matter how important, and this repeatedly proves his undoing.
- Follow in My Footsteps: Slade tries to force Robin to follow his villainous ways.
- Forced to Watch: Slade forces Robin into submission, after torturing his friends to death.
- Four-Temperament Ensemble: Choleric, as his priority is always on the mission at hand, but still has to lead the team.
- Funny Bruce Lee Noises: Being the resident martial artist, he often does this sort of thing.
- Future Badass: As Nightwing in "How Long is Forever?"
- Genre Blindness: If Robin wasn't so good at improvising (and so well-trained), he would've been dead a long time ago. The boy simply has no concept that things may not be what they appear to be. He gave a frickin' communicator to a villainess who was masquerading as one of his own team, which was how the season's Big Bad and his Evil Minions captured most of the extended Titans roster. There may be nothing wrong with giving a communicator to someone you think is a friend of yours and who you think might be in trouble soon... but there is after you just spent the whole episode fighting a shapeshifting villainess.
- Guilt Complex: Quite a lot when it comes to his past mistakes involving Slade, shown the most in the episode "X".
- Hair-Trigger Temper: For a usually laid-back guy, he's not good at keeping his anger in check once his buttons are pushed, and can be difficult to talk him down when he's angered.
- The Hero: The super skilled leader of the Titans is the closest thing the show has to a protagonist, he also very selfless and determined.
- Heroes Want Redheads: Despite all the girls listed at Chick Magnet, his Ship Tease is only with Starfire and becomes more than teasing in The Movie.
- Hot-Blooded: Downplayed. He has tremendous intensity in battle but it's (usually) a focused intensity and he is not given to excessive risk taking.
- Inspector Javert: In "The Beast Within", when Beast Boy undergoes a change and is found near an unconscious Raven, he thought Beast Boy was the culprit and an immediate Broken Pedestal Fallen Hero and another unrepentant super villain to him and his mates.
- Interspecies Romance: With Starfire, a Tamaranian.
- Jerk with a Heart of Gold: He may seem abrasive to his teammates and may have a temper, but since he does care about them, his heart's in the right place. He's a nice guy most of the time, though he sometimes lets his impatience and stubbornness get in the way of it.
- The Leader: At times he can seem a Mastermind type, but when in battle, he's a Level Headed type.
- Long-Haired Pretty Boy: When Starfire travels by accident to the future, she meets Robin as an adult. As Nightwing he is tall, lean and has long shiny black hair.
- Love at First Punch: When he and Starfire first met, she beat him up and then kissed him to learn the English language.
- Made of Iron: He really shouldn't survive any fight with Slade.
- Married to the Job: His reason for being a Celibate Hero is that he's too focused on fighting crime.
- Mind Rape: Suffers a PTSD mental breakdown after inhaling a drug that makes him hallucinating Slade, to the point of not being capable to make any difference between reality and hallucination.
- Mr. Fanservice: As Nightwing because his costume is more form fitting and he has much longer hair.
- My Greatest Failure: Red X. More specifically attacking the Titans under the guise of Red X. Not only did Slade figures it out immediately, but he really damaged the trust of his team. When the costume gets stolen and another person takes on the identity, Robin gets obsessed with catching him because he is a living reminder to Robin of how he betrayed his friends.
- The Napoleon: Robin is a short teenager, is very hot-blooded, and has quick temper. He also also hates when someone makes fun of his height, namely, Cyborg.
- No Sympathy: Due to being around Season 3 where he Took a Level in Jerkass, Robin never really expresses concern over Beast Boy's grossly uncharacteristic behavior in "The Beast Within", apparently convinced that Beast Boy should remove himself if he won't drop his attitude. After the situation reveals itself to be a matter of Beast Boy turning into a monster that apparently assaulted Raven because his DNA might be coming apart, he initially and immediately viewed Beast Boy as a Broken Pedestal, believes that since Beast Boy is now a monster, he is just another super villain to take down and decides to get information by losing his patience and effectively subjecting Beast Boy to Perp Sweating. He deliberately amps up the pressure and inevitably causes the second appearance of the Beast, this seems like Robin was deliberately trying to get Beast Boy to Freak Out as an excuse to attack and probably kill him out of Revenge Before Reason for harming his teammates rather it was physically or emotionally... and nobody ever really discusses this.
- Not Himself: When he has visions of Slade and starts acting crazy.
- No-Holds-Barred Beatdown: Has a few problems controlling his anger and violent outbursts in Season 1
- Not So Above It All: A straight-laced and serious leader a good amount of the time, but still capable of being as goofy or awkward as the rest of the Titans. Probably the best example being in one episode where he goes away on a personal training mission. While he's gone, the rest of the titans sneak into his room and start messing around with his stuff and dressing up in his uniform, going so far as to call each other Robin. When he returns home to find them all dressed as him, they clearly are expecting him to be mad, but he just casually greets each of them as Robin before sitting down to eat some pizza.
- Not So Different: From Slade, though as he notes, he has the one difference that matters: His friends.
- Oblivious to Love: As pointed out under She Is Not My Girlfriend on the show page, he and Star had effectively been on several dates and had several romantic moments by the time he makes his declaration. Apparently, this didn't count. To be fair, most of the audience probably just chalked them up to Ship Tease, meaning we missed it too.
- Odd Friendship: He and Raven gain an oddly close relationship starting with season 3's Haunted, when Raven has to mentally possess Robin, causing her to see all of his memories. In a sense, after this she understands him better than anyone else on the team, and a season later, he embarks on an solo trip (initially, Slade joins up too) into the underworld to save her after her father Trigon has been summoned into the world.
- One-Man Army: He took down the entire team while he posed as Red X. The Master of Games even literally refers to him as such in "Winner Take All."
- Only Sane Man: With Cyborg and Beast Boy constantly fooling around, and Starfire getting excited with just about everything and misunderstands the rest, Robin often ends up like this alongside with Raven.
- Opposites Attract: With Starfire, the bubbly and friendly Nice Girl.
- Other Me Annoys Me:
- In "Fractured", Larry's antics drive him up the wall.
- In the crossover "Teen Titans Go! vs. Teen Titans", unlike the other Titans, Robin remains permanently irritated by his GO! counterpart even during the heartwarming parting of ways between the others.'
- Parental Abandonment: His parents died falling to their deaths from sabotaged trapeze cords. Years later, he is still greatly affected.
- Pint-Sized Powerhouse: He's a short kid but he's very strong, as he trains like a beast with no days off.
- Rapid Aging: He becomes an old man, after getting his youth drained by Mad Mod in "Revolution".
- Raven Hair, Ivory Skin: He is an attractive pale skinned teenager with dark hair. Is even more obvious when he becomes Nightwing.
- Real Men Wear Pink: He enjoys cooking and it looks quite nice compared to what Starfire comes up with ("The Beast Within").
- Sanity Slippage: In the episode "Haunted" a drug causes him to go more and more nutso as a Slade hallucination takes over his mind.
- Screaming Warrior: Lots of screaming in battle.
- She Is Not My Girlfriend: With Starfire. No one believes him and in one episode it got him in trouble with Starfire herself, which led to him apologizing as if she was his girlfriend and he were in the doghouse.
- Shonen Hair: Lampshaded and parodied in some episodes. Also invoked since Robin is shown styling his hair and Cyborg points out that he stinks of hair gel.
- Shout-Out: He's obviously the first Robin and they make sure you know it. When Larry first appears, he reveals his name is Nosyarg Kcid, which is Dick Grayson spelled backwards, a.k.a. the first Robin's real name. In "How Long is Forever?", he grows up to be Nightwing, his current comic identity.
- Simple Staff: His weapon of choice is a collapsible bo staff.
- Standardized Leader: Varies. He'll often come off like this in episodes that focus on other members of the team, but the ones that focus on him tend to make him a much more nuanced character than this trope implies.
- Sidekick Graduations Stick: When the series starts, he is no longer Batman's sidekick; he is still Robin, but leads his own team.
- The Stoic: His real father figure has rubbed off on him. The result is him expressing little emotion in most cases.
- Tall, Dark, and Handsome: Not quite tall, but he sure is dark and handsome. He fits this perfectly when he becomes Nightwing.
- The Team Normal: The only member of the team that is a standard human with no powers.
- Teens Are Short: Subverted: It's not really most teens in the show. Just him and Beast Boy. Gets lampshaded by Cyborg early on when he refers to him as being "4 feet tall and smelling like cheap hair gel".
- Token Human: The only completely human member of the team.
- Took a Level in Jerkass: He became more aggressive and intolerant towards his teammates in season 3, though it changed quickly.
- Understanding Boyfriend: In the episode where Starfire turns into a chrysalis, Robin chases after her, even after seeing all her weird changes. Later when he meets up with her again, he tells her he would have come for her even if she hadn't changed back to normal.
- Unresolved Sexual Tension: A lot with Starfire. They finally get together in the movie.
- "What Do They Fear?" Episode: In one of the comics. Robin's greatest fear is his new "family" falling apart and disappearing.
- Will They or Won't They?: With Starfire. They Do in the movie.
- Would Hit a Girl: He had no problem getting into a fight with Terra in "Aftershock." Any hesitation he might have had was due to her status as a former teammate, not her gender.
- Your Approval Fills Me with Shame: Robin is raging everytime Slade points out how alike they are at times.
- Your Mind Makes It Real: "Haunted", when Robin is haunted by hallucinations of Slade, Raven enters his mind and tries to calm him down by showing there is no one there - only for the hallucination to strike again and leaving Raven with a sore jaw.
Voiced by: Hynden Walch (English), Úrsula Cobucci (Latin American Spanish), Ilaria Latini (IT), Laëtitia Godes (FR)
Powers/Abilities: Flight, Super Strength, Starbolts, Language Assimilation
Technically the reason the Teen Titans exist in this show, Starfire is the second of the three children of the Royal Family of Tamaran. When her planet was attacked and devastated by the Gordanians, Starfire's elder sister Blackfire made a peace settlement with the invaders by giving them her younger sibling as a slave. Unfortunately for her captors, Starfire, while apparently rather naive and gentle by Tamaranian standards, was too much for them to handle, breaking loose and flying to Earth. There, she had an... interesting meeting with the other future Teen Titans, who came to her defense against the Gordanians. Like all her species, Starfire can fly, is super strong, is extremely durable, and can hurl energy blasts called "starbolts."
Starfire is a strange mixture of personality traits; most of the time, she acts quite gentle and demure, possibly due to expectations of Earth culture and desire to better assimilate in her adopted home, but when the need arises she can be as much the fearsome warrior as any of her comrades. Starfire is deeply fascinated by Earth and enjoys learning new things... perhaps partially because it gives her an excuse to get closer to her leader.
- Action Girl: She's a superheroine and a Teen Titan, so this is a given.
- Adaptation Personality Change: In contrast to her comic book counterpart (who is more forceful and hot-tempered), Starfire in this cartoon is naive, innocent, and somewhat insecure.
- Adaptational Curves: Inverted. Starfire was the curviest female Titan in the Wolfman/Perez run, but here she was radically toned down to look more like a teenager rather than a young adult.
- Adaptational Modesty: Currently the trope picture. Starfire's outfit shows her midriff as well as some Zettai Ryouiki, but it's positively tame compared to the beyond-Emma Frost-level Stripperiffic outfits of her comic book counterpart. In a prior New Teen Titan short for DC Nation, Mad Mod transformed the Titans back into their 80s incarnations. Starfire's outfit was once again more modest than what she actually wore in the comics, but was still skimpy enough that she covered herself up in embarrassment.
- Adaptational Nice Guy: While she was also nice in the comics, as noted above, this version is less of a hothead than her comic counterpart.
- Alien Blood: It's yellow, as seen in one episode where she blushes.
- Alien Lunch: Has some weird tastes in Earth food — admittedly, some of it is because she's not a native and so doesn't truly know what humans eat, but she's also got some very strange eating habits (like considering mustard a drink). Her friends treat her as something of a Lethal Chef whenever she tries to cook a Tamaranian meal for them.
- Aliens Speaking English: Justified in that her ability to speak English gets explained later on in the series. She didn't speak English initially, but she can learn it instantly by kissing someone that does.
- All There in the Manual: It is the Teen Titans Go! comics that reveal why she was a Gordanian prisoner and the existence of her younger brother.
- Amusing Alien: An alien that doesn't get Earth slang or other customs, and has bizarre ones of her own.
- Apologetic Attacker: Often acts regretful when attacking people, such as wondering if she blasted Plasmus too hard.
- Arranged Marriage: Almost went through with one of these. She'd been told it would end a war, but in fact it was a ruse by Blackfire.
- Badass Adorable: A bubbly and naive girl who is also super strong and shoots lasers from her hands.
- Bare Your Midriff: She wears a crop top that shows her midriff most of the time. Even while the rest of the team are all wearing Robin's costume in his absence, Starfire wears a midriff baring version (which may be at least partly due to being so much taller than he is).
- Battle Couple: With Robin. Their combos in battle were seamless before they became a couple.
- Berserk Button:
Starfire: On my planet, we have a name for those who do such terrible things, you are a... a.. (head expands) CLORBAG Varblernilk!!!
- She dislikes being pranked.
- Don't flirt with Robin.
- Belly Button Less: Subverted. She had no visible belly button in the cartoon. In the videogame and some of the comics, it's more visible.
- Beware the Nice Ones: She's a Nice Girl, no doubt about that, but she'll still kick your ass if you're a villain.
- The Big Damn Kiss: With Robin in The Movie.
- Big Eater: Shows she is this in "Betrothed" when she and her fellow Tamaranians engaged in a feeding frenzy during dinner.
- The Big Girl: As both a proud warrior race girl and the physically strongest Titan, although her preference for playing Flying Firepower over Flying Brick and bubbly disposition make it less noticeable.
- Bizarre Alien Biology: She has 9 stomachs, a three/four meter long prehensile tongue, and the ability to learn a language through oral contact. Also, she underwent a chrysalis phase and apparently has no navel.
- Bizarre Taste in Food: She loves mustard. No, she doesn't put it on food—she likes to drink it.
- Blunt Metaphors Trauma: Can't quite get a handle on Earth slang. For instance, when asked if she "digs this party", she replied that "I didn't know we were supposed to bring shovels."
- Bond Breaker: A rare heroic example, and an unintentional one at that. After Starfire goes through time while fighting Warp, she disappears from the rest of the Titans' lives. What was a few seconds for her was twenty years for the rest of the team, and none of them handled her absence well since she balanced them out.
- Boobs of Steel: Quite powerful in physical sense, and better endowed than the rest of the female cast.
- Brooding Boy, Gentle Girl: Gentle Girl to Robin's Brooding Boy; a kind ray of sunshine in her not-boyfriend's otherwise gloomy life.
- Brought Down to Badass: In "Stranded", she temporarily loses all of her powers, but she's far from helpless, being a Proud Warrior Race Girl and all.
- Burning with Anger: In "Date With Destiny", she literally burns up until she became a burnt match with eyes when Robin was forced to ask Kitten out.
- Cain and Abel: The Abel to Blackfire's Cain; they fight every time she shows up.
- The Chick: One of two girls on the team, but she's more feminine than Raven and serves as the team's heart.
- Clingy Jealous Girl: She really doesn't like Kitten's interest in Robin in "Date with Destiny".
- Cloud Cuckoolander: Justified; she is, after all, an alien adjusting to life on Earth.
- Clueless Dude Magnet: Starfire would sometimes not realize she's getting hit on by guys.
- Cool Crown: Briefly wears one during her brief period as the Grand Ruler of Tamaran in "Betrothed."
- Cuddle Bug: "I would like to initiate a group hug!"
- Cute Bruiser: The Cuddle Bug just might crush you.
- The Cutie: A high energy and adorable nice girl that likes to give her friends hugs.
- Dangerously Short Skirt: A miniskirt, specifically, but trying to get a peek will result in a Curb-Stomp Battle.
- Dark-Skinned Redhead: "Bouncy, energetic, fiery personality"? Check! Besides, she's an alien so of course she won't reflect earth nationalities.
- Defeat by Modesty: In "Mother Mae Eye" while See-More is fighting Starfire, See-More reveals he had "see-through" vision and then gazes intently at Starfire, which prompts her to cover herself up while blushing. This allows her to be an easy target for See-More's next attack.
- Demoted to Extra: An interesting variation. She's a main character, obviously, and several episodes do focus on her, but out of the core group, Starfire is the only one who didn't get a season revolving around hernote .
- Distress Ball: In Teen Titans: Trouble in Tokyo. She forgets that she can fly and has to be snatched out of the air mid-drop by Robin, who has no super-powers. Her powers are emotion based and it wouldn't be the first time she lost them due to issues relating to Robin.
- Does Not Know Her Own Strength: On occasion, as seen whenever she hugs someone too hard. This is actually a plot point in "Go!", where she's just escaped the Gordanian slave ship with her handcuffs on and tries to break them off by smashing them into things; she isn't aware that things on Earth aren't built to handle people with Super Strength, so between that and the Language Barrier, she looks like she's just on a rampage and destroying the city.
- Dude Magnet: Robin is only her most consistent admirer. She quickly became very popular in Tokyo.
- Eloquent in My Native Tongue: Her English only sounds childish or broken because it's her second language. On Tamaran, the opposite is true.
- Et Tu, Brute?: Happens to her in the two-parter episode, "Apprentice", when she discovers that Robin is working with Slade and was stealing the thermal blaster for him.
- Everyone Can See It: Her Unresolved Sexual Tension with Robin.
- Exposed to the Elements: When the other four Titans bundle up when in arctic areas, Starfire still wears her usual outfit with no discomfort. The only piece of winterwear she put on was a hat. This is because Tamarians can survive in space without protection, so Arctic areas are no trouble.
- Eye Beams: Puberty grants her the ability to shot star bolts from her eyes in addition to her hands.
- Fantastic Racism: Was a victim of it in "Troq". According to Val-Yor, Tamaranians are seen to a section of the universe as disposable workers for dangerous areas.
- Fantastic Slurs: Is on the receiving end of this when she is called "Troq" by Val-Yor. It means "nothing" or "worthless".
- Fashionable Asymmetry: She wears a metal band on one arm.
- Fiery Redhead: She doesn't have the fiery temper (unless you hurt her friends), but she's very passionate and energetic. She even throws her starbolts by feeling "righteous fury!"
- Fish out of Water: She's a Tamaranian living on Earth.
- Flying Brick: Standard Tamaranian powers include flight and super-strength.
- Flying Firepower: She's like aerial artillery for the Titans due to her flight and starbolts.
- Foil: Provides a more lighthearted, sympathetic contrast to Robin's Hot-Blooded seriousness. This makes her a frequent partner of Robin's during fights.
- Foreign Fanservice: She came from another planet, and when she came to earth, she shucked her partial armor in favor of a mini skirt and tanktop.
- Four-Temperament Ensemble: Sanguine, being the most compassionate and friendly of all the Titans.
- Gainaxing: It's subtle, but her breasts occasionally jiggle as she moves.
- Genki Girl: Justified; all that emotional energy is the source of her super powers. 'Joy' for Flight, 'confidence' for super strength, and general perkiness.
- Girly Bruiser: Her standard attire involves a mini-skirt and tanktop, she has a bubbly personality, and can beat down supervillains with super-strength or star bolts. According to the episode "Go", her "girliness" is something she's picked up since coming to Earth; before then, she was more of a Proud Warrior Race Girl.
- Glomp: Hands out enthusiastic (and often painful) hugs quite readily.
- Glowing Eyes of Doom: Whenever she fights. It's a Justified Trope because her Eye Beams are charging.
- Gratuitous Princess: She's a princess of Tamaran, but this rarely comes up.
- Green-Skinned Space Babe: She is a cute alien girl with orange skin that wears a skimpy outfit.
- The Heart: "How Long Is Forever?" establishes that she's the emotional crutch holding the team together.
- Heterosexual Life-Partners: Graduates to such a stage with Raven during "Switched". Trapped in each others' bodies, they have to learn to understand each other just to access each others' powers.
- I Am a Monster: In "Transformation", Starfire thinks herself as this during her metamorphosis, fearing that her final transformation will cause her to be too hideous to be seen with anyone else, even her friends. Afraid her friends will view her as a freak, she chose to isolate herself in outer space. Fortunately, she reverts back to her old self. (Mostly.)
- I Believe I Can Fly: One of three titans that can fly. In her case, it's a racial ability. "When you feel the joy of flight, you will fly."
- I Did What I Had to Do: In "Haunted", Starfire had no choice but to knock Robin out with a starbolt to the back when he went as far as to threaten the others that he'll take them down should they get in his way of finding Hallucination!Slade.
- Important Character, Important Evidence: Starfire was the first one to realize that Red X is Robin.
- Innocent Fanservice Girl: She doesn't need clothing for warmth or protection, so she doesn't wear much. In one story in the comics, it was revealed that she doesn't have a nudity taboo: she was left mystified why Robin and Cyborg were reacting the way they were.
- Interspecies Romance: With Robin, a human.
- Jabba Table Manners: At least on her home planet. Though given the way all of her race eats when at a table, it's required to get any of the food before someone else devours it.Robin: I'm guessing you picked up your table manners on Earth?
Starfire: HURRY OR YOU WILL NOT GET ANY!
- Just Friends: Even before their Relationship Upgrade, she considered Robin her best friend, to the point where she couldn't attack him when he was working for Slade.
- Lethal Chef: At least by Earth standards.Cyborg (not in his right mind): Ooh! Ooh! Starfire! Remember that purple Tamaranian pie thingy that was full of bugs?
Starfire: My stewed grunthmek which made you physically sick?
Cyborg: YEAH! You gotta cook up some of that!
- Light 'em Up: Her main superpower is firing off green bolts of light.
- Light Feminine and Dark Feminine: The Light to Raven's Dark; bubbly and friendly and nice.
- Light Is Good: Her star bolts and glowing eyes are the bane of super villains.
- Lightning Bruiser: Not only is she fast and strong but she can tank a lot of hurt.
- Made a Slave: She was enslaved by a group of Gordanians before escaping to Earth. The episode "Go!" shows the tail end of this.
- Magic Kiss: Her ability to learn new languages is through kissing.
- Magic Skirt: Despite her skirt being a mini and her frequent flying, there are very few panty shots.
- Malfunction Malady: Her chromium allergy causes her to sneeze starbolts.
- Most Common Superpower: Better endowed than Raven or other female Titans.
- Ms. Fanservice: Her usual outfit is a crop top, miniskirt, and thigh high boots. This is especially apparent next to Raven, who is usually hiding in her cloak. However, it's much more downplayed in comparison to her comics counterpart, who had a far skimpier outfit.
- Muscles Are Meaningless: She's a lot stronger than she looks. A lot tougher too. Robin's staff shattered against her in "Go!".
- Nice Girl: She's constantly friendly, even to the jerkass that calls her a fantastic slur.
- Omniglot: She can learn any language by a kissing a speaker of it. By extension, this makes her The Face when they go somewhere that doesn't speak English.
- Opposites Attract: With Robin; he's serious and gloomy while she's outgoing and cheerful.
- Panty Shot: Starfire's skirt still follows the magic skirt rule, however some episodes give a view thanks to Blink And You'll Miss camera angles such as "Sisters", "Switched", "X", and more. "Can I Keep Him?" has one where there's nothing under there...
- Pardon My Klingon: For a girl who's supposed to be sweet and innocent, she uses Tamaranian swears frequently.
- Partial Transformation: In "Transformation", Starfire slowly gains these, but reverts at the end.
- Perpetual Smiler: She's rarely down and even when she is, she'll try to smile anyways. There's a practical reason for this: her flight powers are based on "joy" and she'll sink like a rock otherwise.
- Ping-Pong Naïveté: On occasion, it seems like she's learning and adapting to earth culture, only to be as naive as ever about it the next episode. Hilariously played with in one episode with a blatant example of Obfuscating Stupidity:Robin: Starfire... where's the sofa?
Starfire: Your Earth ways are strange to me. Please, what is this 'so-fa' of which you speak?
- Please Kill Me If It Satisfies You: "Robin, you are my best friend. I cannot be in a world where we must fight. If you are truly evil, then go ahead, do what you must."
- Plot Allergy: Her allergy to chromium comes up in "Apprentice part 1" and is used to locate a bomb, but is never brought up again afterwards.
- Power Incontinence: Considering how emotional she is, getting stuck in Raven's body during an episode basically makes her a Walking Disaster Area as windows shatter and cars explode around her as she gets more and more worked up.
- Power-Strain Blackout: In her introductory arc she faints after using her powers.
- Proud Warrior Race Girl: The Whole Episode Flashback "Go!" which was how the team got together, shows this. She's far more angry and prone to violence than the Starfire we're used to (it helps that she's in the middle of escaping a life of slavery) and when she learns English, she says the closest word her race has to "kindness" is "weakness". It's disconcerting, considering that everyone on Tamaran besides her sister is a good-natured Boisterous Bruiser at the worst. Chalk it up to her understanding of english being far from perfect. Or trying to sound tough and intimidating.
- Psychosomatic Superpower Outage: She needs to feel happy to fly, so when she's depressed, she loses the ability to fly.
- Puberty Superpower: She gained Eye-beams after her "transformation" period.
- Red Oni, Blue Oni: She is the red to Raven's blue.
- "The Reason You Suck" Speech:
- Starfire sadly compares Robin to Slade in "Masks", for not trusting her and the others enough.
- She gives another one to Raven in "Switched", about how she doesn't let herself feel.
- Rubber-Forehead Aliens: Aside from having green sclera and slightly orange-tinted skin, she looks pretty human for an alien and certainly human enough for Earth boys to find her attractive. Note that her sister Blackfire actually looks completely human, with white sclera and a more human-like skin tone/hair color.
- Savvy Guy, Energetic Girl: Energetic Girl to Robin's Savvy Guy. As stated elsewhere, perkiness is her power source and she's just like that anyways.
- She Cleans Up Nicely: Though not unattractive in the slightest, she was quite stunning in her purple prom dress in "Date With Destiny". Robin certainly thought so.
- Shoe Size Angst: In "Transformation", she goes through a metamorphosis equivalent to puberty, during which she experiences several physical changes. One of those changes involves the massive growth of her feet. Fortunately for her, this is only temporal.
- "Shut Up" Kiss: In "Go!", but mainly just to learn the English language. Played straight in the movie's ending.Starfire: Robin.
Starfire: Stop talking.
- Sibling Rivalry: With Blackfire. In her introductory episode, Blackfire tried to steal her friends.
- Sibling Yin-Yang: Again, with Blackfire who is cruel and sinister where Starfire is sweet and kind.
- Spock Speak:
- A rare version in that she doesn't speak this way due to a fascination with logic/science, but as a sign of her relative inexperience with Earth languages. She's not skilled enough with it yet for informal forms and slang.
- She's also royalty, so it's likely that she's used to speaking formally.
- Statuesque Stunner: Downplayed compared to her comic version (who is famously 6 foot, 4 inches tall without her heels), though she's the second tallest Titan and taller than primary love interest Robin.
- Stripperiffic: Her outfit is rather skimpy, but it's winterwear compared to her comic book version.
- Super Gullible: Starfire lacks experience with Earth culture and tends to accept explanations without a second thought, since the culture difference is so large that it's hard to tell crazy from crazy.
- Super Toughness: A natural feature of her species. She can take more punishment than even Cyborg, as she usually gets up quickly after being smashed through buildings and caught in explosions and such.
- Super Strength: Even beats Cyborg in this regard; she easily hefts a giant Tamaranian goblet that he struggled to budge. In another episode, Cyborg was stand pressing a huge load of weights, struggling a bit and feeling proud when he lifts them up. However, Starfire next to him effortlessly lifts her weights with only one arm, and it's revealed she was pressing at least four times the amount of weights Cyborg was doing.
- Too Spicy for Yog-Sothoth: When Starfire was undergoing metamorphosis, she retreats into space out of shame. On one of the planets she visits, she gets attacked by a giant alien carnivorous plant. Starfire wasn't able to fight it off and gets eaten... only to be spat back out. The alien plant leaves in disgust, making Starfire feel even more dejected.
- Town Girls: The Femme to Raven's Neither and Terra's Butch. She's the sweet, naive, and girly one of the titans.
- Trademark Favorite Food: Mustard. It's her favorite drink.
- Unresolved Sexual Tension: A lot with Robin. They finally get together in the movie.
- Unusual Eyebrows: Her eyebrows are shaped like dots.
- Verbal Tic: She never uses contractions (so she will always say "I am" instead of "I'm" or "Is not" instead of "Isn't"), probably because she basically downloaded the language rather than learned it, only allowing her to process the most necessary elements of communication. She also has a habit of using "the" in sentences where it's either unnecessary or where another word might sound more natural.
- Violently Protective Girlfriend: The prom episode with Killer Moth and Kitten, though it was Fang who felt the brunt of Starfire's protective wrath."Keep your legs off my boy!"
- Warrior Princess: She's second in line to the Tamaranian throne and the Tamaranian are a proud warrior race culture.
- "What Do They Fear?" Episode: In one of the comics. Her greatest fear is her friends betraying her and turning her back over to Blackfire and slavery.
- Will They or Won't They?: With Robin. They Do in the movie.
- You Wouldn't Like Me When I'm Angry:
- In "Go!", Starfire was a raging berserker at first, who nearly took out the other Titans and destroyed a good portion of the city, and that was with her restraints on. She eventually mellowed out.
- Then there were her jealous rages in "Date With Destiny"...
- Zettai Ryouiki: The short skirt with long boots type.
Beast Boy / Garfield Mark Logan
Voiced by: Greg Cipes (English), Ezequiel Serrano (Latin American Spanish), Leonardo Graziano (IT seasons 1-4), Gabriele Patriarca (IT, Season 5), Herve Grull (FR)
The son of two scientists studying wildlife in Africa, Beast Boy was infected as a child with a mysterious disease, the experimental cure for which gave him the ability to turn into any animal, but permanently dyed him green. His parents drowned in a boating accident — Beast Boy being too inexperienced to save anyone but himself — and he was subsequently adopted by the Doom Patrol. It wasn't a stable family, and Beast Boy subsequently ran away after he hit puberty.
Beast Boy is the unofficial comedian of the team, though most of his teammates consider his typical array of jokes and pranks to be pretty groan-worthy, and it's implied that, like his comics counterpart, he's one of the "jokes to hide the pain inside" types. Whether he is or isn't, he is the youngest, in terms of behavior, of the team, obsessed with video games and goofing off, which means he's often chewed out by Robin. A devout vegetarian: as he has been just about every animal under the sun, he finds eating any kind of meat to be too similar to cannibalism for his liking. (Though it might be more accurate to a call him a vegan- he eats tofu eggs rather than regular ones in "Nevermore"- but the show always refers to him as a vegetarian.)
- Always Save the Girl: Twice he's had to choose between saving his team or shutting down a Doomsday Device by the Brain. He always chooses his friends. Mento chews him out for it, while Robin and the Titans are grateful.
- Ambiguous Disorder: Although it could be attributed to his lack of education and youth, Beast Boy shows signs of ADHD. He gets distracted easily, he's impulsive, he's quite hyperactive, and he appears to have memory issues (he can't remember any facts or trivia that aren't related to pop culture). At the same time, he often shows creativity and ingenuity with his shapeshifting, a vivid imagination, and surprising competence when he is focused on a singular goal (finding Terra, getting a Moped, fighting Slade one-on-one, and coming up with a plan to defeat the Brotherhood of Evil with a small team of heroes). He also sometimes shows signs of depression, which often coincides with ADHD.
- Ambiguously Human: It's never mentioned in-series just what he is. He actually is a human with green skin and animorphism powers, however the cartoon doesn't explain this.
- Animorphism: Name an animal and he has been it.
- Ascended Fanboy: His favorite superhero when he was with the Doom Patrol was Robin.
- Attack! Attack! Attack!: The nature of his powers means he usually resorts to galloping or flying at the enemy, transforming into something brutish and wailing on whatever he can reach. He spends many battles rapidly shifting forms to alter his apparoach and keep his foes from getting comfortable.
- The Baby of the Bunch: The youngest member of the Doom Patrol, before he left.
- Badass Adorable: The cute and endearing kid can become a legion of mighty animals.
- Beast Man: Because of his time being shape-shifted into different animals, he sometimes displays animalistic behavior. On one occasion, he even tries to name himself this but it's vetoed.
- Berserk Button: Don't talk to him about Terra's betrayal.
- The Berserker: Beast Boy is usually the most bull-headed of the team when it comes to fighting as he usually charges into combat with brute force. Although that's when he's tamed and angering him will is possibly when Beast Boy is at his most dangerous state as he will usually act out in a literal animalistic fury. With his best example being his Werebeast form where he becomes more aggressive and is more prone to being uncontrollable.
- Beware the Nice Ones: As goofy and playful as he is, he still manages to be effective.
- He was able to take on Slade single-handedly when sufficiently enraged. Never cross a guy who can turn into the most dangerous animals ever to walk the earth at will.
- He caused Trigon a bit of pain with a wet-willy-inspired attack. OK, he had actually changed into a whale inside his head, but he still got the idea from the wet-willy and called it his 'patented wet-willy maneuver'.
- The Brotherhood of Evil didn't take him seriously which is why he wasn't captured and why they failed in the end.
- Beware the Silly Ones: When he gets serious he's very competent.
- Bigfoot, Sasquatch and Yeti: One of his animal forms is a Sasquatch.
- The Big Guy: Variation. He's the shortest and skinniest member on the team, but he often relies on brute force.
- Big, Screwed-Up Family: The Doom Patrol was not exactly the most stable or caring environment. Never the less when he's gets a distress signal from his old team he goes to rescue them without a second thought.
- Blessed with Suck: His powers would be amazing for certain types of espionage missions if it weren't for the fact that any animal he changes into is green.
- Boisterous Bruiser: Beast Boy is easily the most energetic and excitable member of the team who enjoys having fun and throwing himself into the action more than anyone.
- Book Dumb: It pops up from time-to-time, justified in that he wasn't properly educated. In "Revolution" he gives a very fanciful, inaccurate recount of the "Boston Tea Party", leading Raven to ask if he learnt history from a cereal box. Turns out he did.Beast Boy: Now I know how George Washington felt when Napoleon beat him at Pearl Harbor.
- Brainwashed: Whilst the other four core members have also fallen victim to this special mention goes to Beast Boy who tends to fall victim to it more often and far more easily, which in itself became a Running Gag in the first Mad Mod episode.
- Butt-Monkey: His laid back attitude, lack of intelligence and incompetence generally make him the least tolerated Titan. Poor guy even suffers in the Downer Ending. No wonder he's embarrassed that his first name is the same as that of a certain well-known cat.
- Cannot Tell a Joke: His sense of humor is often infantile and tends to make the rest of the Titans groan, especially Raven.
- Catchphrase: "Dude!"
- Characterization Marches On: Originally Beast Boy was written without reference to his comicbook storyline, essentially free-floating in the show's setting, so the most he ever had to angst about was his disastrous relationship with Terra on the one hand and the continuously growing pile of disrespect from the other Titans on the other. Then the Post-Script Season started and, strapped for material, the creators decided to bring the Doom Patrol in, which required them to essentially Retcon Gar's past and history into the shownote . The show's spinoff comicbook took this even farther by also making canon the earliest part of his comic origin story (his birth parents died in a flood in Africa when he was a boy). The end result is a Beast Boy who is substantially more complex than the show ever intended, which leaves us with an entire four seasons of what basically amounts to Early Installment Weirdness.
- Chick Magnet: In the movie, he gets his own legion of Japanese fangirls, and enjoys it very much.
- Chivalrous Pervert: Despite wanting attention from the opposite sex, Beast Boy doesn't push his boundaries.
- Close-Range Combatant: It's worth noting that he's the only Titan that is technically required to get up close and personal when fighting. The PS2 game fakes a few projectiles by letting him throw bananas as a monkey and letting him turn into a werewolf with ferociously nasty breath.
- Cool Mask: Continued to wear his Doom Patrol mask until the formation of the Titans where Raven pointed out that there was little point concealing his identity when he was so easily distinguishable due to his green skin.
- Crouching Moron, Hidden Badass:
- He really gets to show how badass he can really be in Season Five. Despite being the Plucky Comic Relief, he's quite possibly the least inhibited of all the Titans. He managed to foil the Brotherhood's plot to capture him, then successfully organized a counterattack against them with only a handful of people before the rest of the Titans came through in a Big Damn Heroes moment.
- It's worth pointing out that he and Robin are the only superhero veterans on the team.
- Crying Wolf: In the second issue of Teen Titans Go!, which is even titled "Cry Wolf!" revolves around Beast Boy pranking his friends until none of them believe anymore his cries for help, even when the danger is real. And no, he doesn't learn his lesson.
- Curtains Match the Window: He must have had green eyes before the mutating. It matches with his green hair.
- Cute Bruiser: Beast Boy is an odd example. He himself is cute but the forms he takes to do the bruising seldom are, unless of course, you think the T. rex or gorilla morph etc. are cute.
- Cute Little Fangs: His default form has tiny fangs.
- Cute Monster Boy: Covers this with his green skin, pointed ears, and Cute Little Fangs.
- Deadpan Snarker: A rarity of Beast Boy as he makes sarcastic comments only when he is irritated. More obvious in the tie-in comics.Aqualad: We Atlanteans try to keep a low profile.
Beast Boy: Good job. Don't think anybody even noticed you.
- Did Not Get the Girl: Twice! Terra's HeelFace Turn resulted in her death, and when Beast Boy believes he found her again in the flesh, she doesn't remember him.
- Does Not Like Spam: Beast Boy is down on meat in general since, as an animal-based shape-shifter he has "Been most of those animals" and the thought of eating them squicks him out.
- Dogged Nice Guy: Towards Terra. He tries to win her affections even after she betrayed the Titans and apparently lost her memories and chose to live a normal life.
- Dude, Where's My Respect?: Deconstructed in "The Beast Within", where it's clearly shown during the fight against Adonis that Beast Boy has deep anger issues because of the lack of appreciation from the other Titans, and during the fight all of his repressed anger goes out and he totally curb stomps Adonis, much to the shock of the other Titans.
- Embarrassing First Name: It's Garfield.Raven: I'm gonna get a loooot of mileage out of this one.
- Et Tu, Brute?: In the episode, "Betrayal", when he learns that Terra was Slade's apprentice.
- Everything's Better with Dinosaurs: He often takes the form of a T. rex for the stomping power. He also occasionally transforms into Triceratops, Stegosaurus, Ankylosaurus, Apatosaurus, and two kinds of raptor.
- Everything's Better with Monkeys: He will take the form of a gorilla for brute strength. He also turned into a spider monkey, a baboon, and an orangutan.
- Fatal Flaw: His immaturity. The fact that he doesn't take all that much seriously means the other Titans resist putting their trust in him and are sometimes willing to believe the worst about him. He also tends to outright ignore social cues and as such has more than a few Innocently Insensitive moments, mostly with Raven.
- Flanderization: Beast Boy is already a high-energy crouching moron; it really doesn't take a lot of sloppy writing to turn him into an outright pest. Trouble in Tokyo and the spinoff Teen Titans Go comics (along with the quasi-Spin-Off of the same title) are good examples.
- Four-Temperament Ensemble: Sanguine, As he's very sociable, carefree, and actively seeks out the company others.
- Freudian Excuse: It's implied his immature and carefree attitude was the result of being brought up as a Military Brat by Mento. Notably, in "Go!" (which takes place shortly after he left the Doom Patrol), he's much more uptight, even calling Robin "Sir."
- Genius Ditz: Clearly not the most book smart of the Titans, but he can be an effective leader when he gets serious. Also, he's very smart when it comes to comic books which is essential when fighting Control Freak. He also has a near encyclopedic knowledge of animals, since he is aware of things like amoeba and knows about less popular dinosaurs (he transforms into several prehistoric animals that most teens wouldn't know even existed).
- Genre Savvy: He spends his free time playing games and watching TV.
- It saved the day once against Control Freak because he knew the Weaksauce Weakness of the fictional character that empowered Control Freak.
- In "Fear Itself", he knows full well that splitting up when horror-movie stuff has happened is the absolute worst thing you can do, and that the comic relief guy is always the first to go. Fittingly enough, he is the first one taken, although thankfully it's not Death By Genre Savvy.
- Global Ignorance: As part of his Book Dumb persona. He believed the Great Wall to be in Japan.
- Ground Pound: One of his more effective tactics is to fly high over an opponent as a bird or pterodactyl and then morph into a whale or something equally gargantuan. Gravity does the rest.
- Growing Up Sucks: He tends to act very immature for the most part, but he starts to learn the importance of maturity in the fifth season.
- The Heart: To a lesser extent than Starfire. When things gets tense, he's the first to break the ice with his jokes, and goes to great lengths to see Raven laugh or smile. Then there's this beautiful exchange with Raven from Spellbound.Beast Boy: I'm sorry he broke your heart.
Raven: I know it was all a lie. And he was the only person who made me feel like I wasn't... creepy. And don't try to tell me I'm not.
Beast Boy: Okay. Fine. You're way creepy. But that doesn't mean you have to stay locked in your room. You think you're alone, Raven, but you're not.
(Raven walks out of her room and hugs Beast Boy)
- Heartbroken Badass: He never got over losing Terra.
- Hero-Worshipper: To Robin in "Go!". Despite both of them being veteran superheroes, it's clear he believes Robin is the real deal.
- Heroic Rematch: It's guaranteed that Beast Boy fares substantially better the second time a villain faces the Titans.
- Useless in the "Mad Mod", critical in "Revolution".
- First to disappear in "Fear Itself", the one to beat Control Freak in "Don't Touch that Dial".
- Slade neutralizes all of the Titans except Robin in Season 1? Come Season 5, he can take Slade on himself.
- Brotherhood of Evil. It should be noted that his fight against the Brotherhood is actually the umpteenth time he's kicked their ass, with the last two that we see both being times he took them down on his own.
- Hidden Depths:
- Beast Boy is skilled in origami.
- "The Beast Within" shows during the fight against Adonis that he has deep anger issues because of the lack of appreciation from the other Titans.
- As mentioned under Sacrificed Basic Skill For Awesome Training, he's also a Playful Hacker.
- How Do I Shot Web?: During his time with the Doom Patrol, he couldn't change into animals much bigger than his base form. His last act before leaving the group was overcoming this by turning into a T-Rex.
- Hulking Out: The Beast Within is really Beast Boy's answer to the Hulk more than anything else, being Beast Boy's enormous green rage monster, as it were. Just furry and clawed.
- I Just Want to Have Friends: Although Beast Boy is a very vivacious social being, in the episode "Go!" when the Titans first meet, Beast Boy wants to hang out with the other Titans and befriend them mentioning that he hadn't hung out with anybody since the Doom Patrol. This implies that he has been a bit of a loner for a while and likes making friends. In the episode, "Every Dog Has His Day", Beast Boy became depressed when nobody wanted to hang out with him.
- I Want My Beloved to Be Happy: In "Things Change", Beast Boy decides to let Terra go so she can enjoy a normal life.
- Iconic Item: Has a snaggle tooth that carries over into every animal form he assumes.
- In-Series Nickname: B.B., used by Cyborg and Terra.
- Jekyll & Hyde: He endures a case of this in one episode. He comes in contact with a chemical, which intensifies his anger. If he's provoked at all, he goes into an Unstoppable Rage and turns into a giant hairy monster. Throughout the episode, he and the rest of the team believed that he hurt Raven. Actually, he was protecting her from a criminal who was also affected by the chemical.
- Keet: Kid's got a lot of energy.
- Kid-Appeal Character: Clown type. He's always trying to be funny and is clearly the least mature, and he usually seems to be the weakest fighter on the team.
- Killer Gorilla: When he needs a comparatively compact fighting form, he tends to go with the gorilla, although he's also taken on a surprisingly Sasquatch-like form at least twicenote .
- The Lancer: Lost this role to Cyborg as time went on, but in early episodes especially Beast Boy was the quickest to oppose Robin on an issue or doubt him.
- Let's Get Dangerous!: Since he can't speak while shifted (unlike in the comics), it comes across that when he's in his animal forms, the jokes are over and he means business. And by "business", we mean kicking your ass.
- Like an Old Married Couple: He and Raven sometimes come off as this whenever they get into squabbles.
- Like Brother and Sister: Raven thinks of Beast Boy as the annoying little brother she hates and adores at the same time, while Beast Boy thinks of her as the grumpy big sister he has to cheer up.
- Little Bit Beastly: If his pointed ears and protruding tusk aren't enough of an indication, the show briefly indicates he has claws and chimp-feet under his clothes.
- Locked into Strangeness: His green skin, hair, and eyes are a side effect of the serum that gave him his shape-changing abilities.
- Logical Weakness: He inherits any biological limitations of the animals he turns into. Also, he can't turn into animals he's never seen or heard of before.
- Love at First Sight: When he first met Terra, he became quite infatuated with her.
- Masculine Girl, Feminine Boy: Beast Boy's more sensitive, free-spirited nature alongside Raven's more serious, tomboyish nature makes him the Feminine Boy to her Masculine Girl.
- Mellow Fellow: Often tends to be very laid back.
- Military Brat: How the Doom Patrol, especially Mento, raised him. To the point that when he first met Robin, he recognized the other superhero as his superior and called him "sir" until Robin told him to stop.
- Moment Killer: He actually manages to kill his own moment with Raven by suggesting she call him "Beast Man." Raven even lampshades it.
- The Movie Buff: He's a major fan of various movies, especially science fiction ones. In Control Freak's second episode, this provides him with a piece of trivia that enables him to turn Control Freak's TV-based powers against him, as he had picked up an obscure weakness in the process.
- Must Make Her Laugh: He puts immense effort into getting Raven to smile.
- Mutants: Downplayed. Beast Boy never explicitly identified as one, but he matches the profile, what with his Unstable Genetic Code and superpowers.
- Mysterious Past: Unlike the other members of the Titans (who have had their origins and/or backstories either referred to or featured in flashbacks) and just like all of the other characters featured on the show, we never learn about the type of life Beast Boy had before joining both the Doom Patrol and the Titans along with how he received his powers in the first place.
- My God, What Have I Done?:
- Though understandably emotional, he makes the grave error of giving Terra a HeelFace Door-Slam after learning that she betrayed them. He spends most of "Aftershock Part 1" agonizing over this decision and trying to make things right. He fails... at least until the next episode.
- He's also horrified in "The Beast Within" when the Titans accuse him of attacking Raven.
- Nice Guy: As in The Heart, he likes to make his teammates happy. Even the practical jokes are in good fun he and he felt really bad about Starfire getting caught in the crossfire... even if it took him a while to actually work up the apology.
- No Name Given: Beast Boy's ferocious mutant form is never actually given a name beyond "that beast". (For what it's worth, the Cartoon Network episode guide calls it a Man-Beast).
- Noodle Incident: It's never revealed why he left the Doom Patrol, but it's heavily implied he got tired of Mento's brutal leadership.
- OOC Is Serious Business:
- Anytime Beast Boy stops making jokes and acting dead serious, there's something big going on (i.e., dealing with Terra's betrayal, getting a distress message from the Doom Patrol).
- "The Beast Within" is a rather extreme example. After getting doused in unknown chemicals during a fight with Adonis and having a "good Freak Out", as Raven puts it, Beast Boy proceeds to Take a Level Or Two in Jerkass, consume an entire plate of meat and eggs, rampage and wreck the gym twice, and attack Cyborg. He's in the middle of losing his temper with Raven for all her insults and her bad attitude and just short of attacking her too when the Titans confront him. At the end of that he leaves only having managed to convince the group that he's got a serious attitude problem that only Cyborg bothers to question; Robin merely tells him to take his attitude and buzz off. When he finally gets to his room, BB rampages through his room until he finally mutates into The Beast. Nobody actually acknowledges that he was Not Himself until the last two or three minutes of the episode.
- Outdated Name: When he debuted in 1965, "Garfield" was a perfectly acceptable name for a boy. Since the introduction of Garfield, everyone associates it with the lazy orange tabby. This is why Beast Boy in the 2003 cartoon finds his name to be an Embarrassing First Name.
- Platonic Life-Partners: With Raven. She's probably the team member closest to him besides Cyborg, but they aren't in a relationship and really don't seem interested in being in one, although this is open to interpretation.
- Plucky Comic Relief: He's often causing jokes or being the butt of one, like the mind control thing.
- Pointy Ears: Chicks dig 'em. Or at least they do in Japan.
- Pop-Cultured Badass: He can defeat villains while reciting pop culture or, in the case of Control Freak, do it with pop culture.
- The Prankster: Has a love for playing practical jokes, which lands him in hot water in "Forces of Nature" when his attempt to get Cyborg back for pranking him accidentally hits Starfire instead.
- Ptero Soarer: He frequently shifts into a Hollywood style pterodactyl (obviously modeled after a Pteranodon, but refreshingly lacking a long tail). He appears to favor this form, possibly because it's more useful.
- Raptor Attack: He'll sometimes take the form of a dromaeosaurid, which resembles a scaly and oversized Velociraptor with quill-like feathers on the head and back. In "Switched", his possessed body took the form of another type of dromaeosaurid, which resembles an also scaly and oversized Deinonychus (no feathers, though).
- Real Men Eat Meat: Inverted; while he sometimes tries to act especially tough, being able to turn into any animal, even carnivores, leaves him perceiving eating any meat as cannibalism. Funnily enough, in "The Beast Within", when some chemicals make him more aggressive, he says "real men don't eat tofu" and devours Robin's ham-and-eggs breakfast.
- "The Reason You Suck" Speech: Gives one to Terra in "Aftershock Part 2" after she moans about having no choice but to help Slade.
- Sacrificed Basic Skill for Awesome Training: Very, very downplayed. Beast Boy's got the skills to penetrate Titans Tower security (so he can figure out when Raven's birthday is) and to operate a Brotherhood of Evil black hole generator on the first try, and yet he learned American history from the backside of a cereal box.
- Sad Clown: He is an insecure and vulnerable kid who constantly uses humor as a defense mechanism.
- Sarcasm-Blind: He can be incredibly blind at Raven's and Cyborg's sarcastic remarks.
- Screw This, I'm Out of Here!: It's not outright stated, but it's heavily implied that Beast Boy left the Doom Patrol because he had enough of Mento's abusive leadership.
- Secret Identity: Averted. Aside from his name Garfield Logan, his secret identity is virtually non-existent due to his skin and hair pigmentation, a fact Raven points out when talking about his somewhat goofy looking mask.
- Shapeshifter Baggage: Apparently he had something of a mental block due to assuming this. When he first started, he couldn't change into anything bigger than himself. It wasn't until Mento got him to think bigger that he could pull out something like a T-Rex.
- Sidekick Glass Ceiling: The episode "The Beast Within" lets Animorphism-powered Beast Boy get more Beast and less Boy. Even while it lasts, his suggestions that his name be changed to Beast Man fall on deaf ears.Raven: We're having a moment here, don't ruin it.
Beast Boy: ... Beast Dude?
- Smart Ball: During his reunion mission with the Doom Patrol, he comes up with the plan to Storm the Castle entirely on his own, despite the mission team in question having been reduced to a meager two members from its original five.
- Spanner in the Works: Singlehandedly foils the Brotherhood after they drove the Titans to the brink of destruction.
- Status Quo Is God: Beast Boy is saddled with the most extreme case of this, as the writers were very unwilling to have him escape from his Crouching Moron, Hidden Badass baseline. Most of his serious episodes are ignored once they're over (such as when he was nearly Made a Pet or the entire debacle), but the biggest example is "The Beast Within" which is one of his darkest experiences in the entire show, and he's made to end it by being silly and immature even to the point of Moment Killer.
- Straw Vegetarian: Averted; despite being devoutly vegetarian and nearly vegan (he uses substitutes for dairy and eggs whenever he cooks, but frequently shares a cheese pizza with the other titans) and often pointing out that he only eats meat replacements, he is not hypocritical, preachy or really any of the stereotypes of this trope. In fact, whenever he offers his friends tofu, he takes their rejections in stride, and meat-loving Cyborg is his best friend.
- Super-Powered Evil Side: Gains one in "The Beast Within," to an extent- the Beast (an homage to An American Werewolf in London, according to Word of God) is certainly his most powerful form, but isn't "evil" so much as amoral and uncontrollable- more like The Incredible Hulk than Raven's inner demon.
- Tempting Fate: On several occasions and particularly likely to subvert a Badass Boast.B.B.: That demented doofus is never hypnotizin' me again! (hypnoscreen pops out of a wall) Duuuuuuhhhh...
- Trademark Favorite Food: Tofu everything.
- Tyrannosaurus rex: He will take this form whenever he needs to deliver heavy damage, especially towards larger adversaries. It's also not uncommon to see it when he needs to be Worfed around a little.
- Unknown Rival: To the Brain in Season 5 — he treats the Brain with almost as much seriousness as Robin does with Slade, but the Brain barely seems to know who he is. This partly proves to be the Brain's undoing, as he greatly underestimates Beast Boy's capabilities when it comes to launching his master offensive, and Beast Boy is later able to lead an ambush on the villain base that results in the Brain's defeat.
- Vitriolic Best Buds: With Raven. Their relationship goes like "Slap Slap Support" (for Beast Boy) "Slap Slap Commiserate after Raven gets used as a pawn for ancient evil magic." (for Raven)
- Vocal Evolution:
- In the episode "Go!", we get to see Beast Boy fresh from the Doom Patrol, and his voice starts out notably higher-pitched, almost nervously squeaky. The voice evens out over the rest of the episode into the usual tone Beast Boy has for the rest of the series. Notable in that this was an episode done late into the series as the origin story for how the Titans came together in the first place, technically making it an Inverted Trope that centers itself back out into being played straight.
- Beast Boy's voice was a bit deeper in early episodes.
- "Well Done, Son!" Guy: To Mento. One of the reasons why he left the Doom Patrol is that his father-figure leader was too tough on him. Despite this, Beast Boy still shows a measure of reverence towards Mento, even after years of gaining his independence while being with the Teen Titans. This is most likely because Beast Boy still wishes for Mento to appreciate him for what he is.
- "What Do They Fear?" Episode: In one of the comics. His greatest fear is the Doom Patrol fully disowning him.
- Willfully Weak: Downplayed. Beast Boy has access to a lot of lethal powers that he doesn't use in a fight. Given his goofball disposition it can be easy to forget how deadly his powers actually are... right up until he reminds you he can turn into lions, tigers, and bears.
- The Worf Effect: The guy that can turn into a T. rex is useful for demonstrating the power of villains when they smack him aside despite the power of this form. For reference, the T. rex weighs about nine tons. That's a whole lotta Worfing going on.
- You Gotta Have Blue Hair: The green hair is side-effect of the serum that made him into Beast Boy.
- Your Size May Vary: While Beast Boy has always been the shortest of the Titans, exactly how short she is varies per episode. He's slightly shorter than Terra in a few scenes. However he's taller than Terra in others. He is also seen to be up to Raven's nose most of the time, but sometimes is only up to Raven's chin. Similarly, when Raven hugs Beast Boy in "Spellbound", they are the same height. This could be a result of his animal transformations, which may tamper with his body even after he returns to his humanoid state.
Voiced by: Tara Strong (English), Anabella Silva (Latin American Spanish), Monica Bertolotti (IT), Karine Foviau (FR)
Powers/Abilities: Flight, Telekinesis, Teleportation, Healing Hands, Empathy, Magic
The half-human daughter of Arella Roth, a human woman who managed to find her way to the other dimension of Azarath/a native of Azarath (the show isn't clear) and Trigon the Terrible, a dread and powerful demon lord who intended to use Raven to open a portal that would allow him to enslave Earth. As a result of her race, Raven has powerful telepathic and psychokinetic abilities that are destabilized by her emotional level — in other words, if she fails to keep her negative emotions (positive feelings are okay or else her friends would have been the source of about six Apocalypses throughout the show's run) tightly in check, her psychic power runs rampant, breaking and destroying her surroundings until she calms down. Presumably due to her birthplace, she is also versed in a wide variety of occult lore and a skilled practitioner of magic. She also has the power to astral project, dispatching her soul from her body to teleport herself or others, and to heal, though it's left unclear if these are Psychic Powers innate to her or mystical powers she has learned from her studies.
Because of her background and powers, Raven is a solitary, quiet individual who prefers to avoid interacting with others much, but displays a biting, acerbic wit and a love for sarcasm when she does.
- Action Girl: Raven is one of the strongest members in the team.
- Adaptation Dye-Job: Raven's hair was black in the comics (and very long). Here it is purple (and short).
- Adaptation Personality Change: In the 1980s comics, Raven was genuinely The Stoic, always looked neutral, and rarely emoted. In the cartoon she is more witty and much more emotional, though she still keeps herself from being too emotional.
- Adaptational Attractiveness: Depends on the version, but some depictions of comic Raven gave her long cheek bones and was overall much less attractive than how she appears in the show.
- Adaptational Badass: In the comics, she can simply teleport, heal other people, and sense other's feelings. Here, she uses telekinesis, can fly, knows sorcery, etc.
- Adaptational Heroism: Her comic book counterpart is a heroine, but has a bad habit of being in a HeelFace Revolving Door due to Trigon taking over her on a regular basis. This incarnation still has issues with her darker side, but never actually turns evil over the course of the whole show (at her worst, she snaps and inflicts a Mook Horror Show to villains), and when she does help her father in his plan, it's more as a very reluctant pawn who has given up rather than as a gleeful traitor Drunk on the Dark Side.
- Adaptational Skimpiness: A very minor example. With her blue dress being replaced by a leotard.
- Airplane Arms: Raven's pink emoticlone, embodying her happiness has a tendency of running like this.
- All-Encompassing Mantle: That dark blue cloak of hers goes with her everywhere and hides her entire body. About the only time she takes it off is when she goes to bed.
- Animal Battle Aura: Has one in the form of a giant spectral bird.
- Animal Motifs: Unsurprisingly, she's associated with ravens. A perfect fit and not just for their name—ravens are often associated with darkness, magic and being prophets of doom, fitting with Raven's darkness motif, ability to use magic and the fact that she was created to end the world.
- Anti-Antichrist: Her dad wants her to help him end the world. She said 'no'.
- Anti-Hero: She may not be the most social person you'd come across, but she is most certainly heroic and on the side of good.
- The Anti-Nihilist: Played With. She's naturally distant and usually deems things pointless, but ultimately cares for the Titans and enjoys her time with them.
- Apocalypse Maiden: "The gem was born of evil's fire. The gem shall be his portal. He comes to claim; he comes to sire, the end of all things mortal." She's the gem.
- Badass Bookworm: She studies magic tomes. This is where her fringe powers come from.
- Barrier Maiden: In Season 4 her will is all that's keeping Trigon out of the humans' dimension.
- Because Destiny Says So: In season four, Raven is troubled by her destiny to destroy the world and, along with Slade and her father Trigon, repeatedly insists that no matter what she does, there's nothing she can do to prevent it. She fails to realize that the only way the prophecy can come true is if she willingly goes along with it, as the destruction of the world is completely dependent on the conscious actions she makes of her own free will.
- Because You Were Nice to Me: The main reason that she considers the team her friends and the only reason she opens up to them more than most people. They consider her a friend instead of a freak.
- Berserk Button:
- "No one should ever go into my room.
- Harming her friends in any way. While it can be argued it's one for every member of the Titans, with Raven it can yield particularly nasty results should it be pushed. Best case scenario youll end up severely traumatized, worst case scenario youll end up dead, or nearly dead, as Dr. Light, Slade, and Trigon all learned the hard way.
- Beware the Quiet Ones: She strikes fear into some of the most powerful villains. Even Slade. She might just be the biggest badass of the group. When Trigon took on all other titans and Slade, Raven destroys him without the need of any effort.
- Bigger on the Inside: Her cloak, to an extent. She was able to drag Dr. Light into it, and he came out traumatized. She probably created a portal hidden in her cloak and sent him to another dimension.
- Birthmark of Destiny: Long and creepy looking red ones that form demonic script all over her body. They're a sign that Trigon is coming to fulfill her destiny.
- Breakout Character: Raven's breakout popularity on the show has affected how she is written in the comic, with the intent of bringing her closer in line with Tara Strong's portrayal.
- Broken Bird: The nature of her birth and childhood have left her with a lot of sorrow and little self-esteem. She gradually opens up in the last two seasons.
- Car Fu: Raven has a tendency to use her telekinesis to throw cars and trucks at enemies.
- Casting a Shadow: She can manipulate dark energy, which plays part of her Dark Is Not Evil motif. It can then extend to a variety of other effects such as telekinesis, teleportation, shields, portal generation, interdimensional travel .etc
- Catchphrase: "Azarath Metrion Zinthos!" is the Invocation for her powers so she says it a lot.
- Clothing Damage: During her Mind Rape with Slade, he ripped up her leotard to exposes her Birthmark of Destiny. As much as it was creepy, it looked as though she was in a bra and underwear.
- Character Development: Here's a big indicator of how far she's gone. In the earlier episodes, she's seen with her hood up nearly all of the time, even when she's with her friends. As the seasons go by, she wears it less and less.
- Child by Rape: Not explicitly, however there's little room for her not being this in one way or another.
- Combat Medic: Raven is revealed to have healing powers, thus giving her this role.Beast Boy: Who knew we had a doctor in the house?
- The Comically Serious: Because she tends to have a stoic demeanor, she sometimes provides humorous moments through her snarky remarks and expressing annoyance at Starfire's exuberance.
- Composite Character:
- She has her comic book counterpart's powers and backstory in addition to taking Donna Troy's role as Starfire's Heterosexual Life-Partner.
- Furthermore, she also has elements of Danny Chase, inheriting his telekinesis abilities as well as his snarky, rude personality (albeit not quite to the extent he was).
- Contralto of Danger: Has a low, rumbling voice. Tara Strong mentioned in an interview that her inspiration for the voice was Tangina Barrons from Poltergeist.
- Creepy Good: There have been several instances where she has been openly called "creepy" by others, especially Beast Boy. However she remains firmly aligned to good. Beast Boy also helps her see that there is nothing wrong with being creepy, and the important thing was she wasn't alone.
- Creepy Monotone: Her stoicism comes across as this due to her demonic image.
- Cross-Popping Veins: Happens very frequently with her, especially when being annoyed by Beast Boy.
- Curtains Match the Window: Both of them a purple/indigo color.
- Daddy's Girl: Invoked by Trigon himself, but greatly defied by her. Trigon mockingly calls her 'dear daughter', but Raven hates him and refuses to submit to the destiny she has been bestowed upon.
- Dangerous 16th Birthday: The End of the World as We Know It could happen on her birthday. She spends this one staring at a clock and willing it forwards.
- Dark and Troubled Past: Having to live your whole life knowing you'll bring about the world's end is very troubling.
- Dark Is Not Evil: She dresses in dark clothing, her powers are tinted black and she's half demon, but she's not evil. She's the polar opposite to Light Is Not Good. See Dr. Light.
- Dark Magical Girl: A lonely girl with father-angst that develops a close friendship with a sunny and perky girl. Even their powers are foils; Starfire uses her powers through fully embracing her emotions while Raven has to suppress her to keep them under control.
- Deadpan Snarker: There is plenty to snark at in Titans Tower, such as Beast Boy's "fake meat" and Robin's attempts to stop yelling with more yelling. This is even more accentuated in the Venezuelan Spanish dub, as her voice actress struggled to get her charaterization right at first.
- Death Glare: Raven's glares will make you crap bricks.
- Defrosting Ice Queen: For a good part of season 1, she's always seen with her hood up. As her defrosting progresses, she starts having her hood down not only amongst the Titans, but often when she's alone in public as well.
- Dislikes the New Guy: Instantly suspicious of Terra joining as a Sixth Ranger. After a Fire-Forged Friends outing she finally warms up to her. It's relatively short lived as Terra turns out to be a mole after all. Second to only Beast Boy, who had a crush on her, Raven is the most hurt by Terra's betrayal after going through a whirlwind of emotions with her.
- The Dreaded: Mostly to Dr. Light, as part of a running gag. She has also managed to do this with Slade and all the other members of Teen Titans at some point, and it's enough to know that they fear her.
- Eerie Pale-Skinned Brunette: She's pale as a ghost and half-demon.
- Emotionless Girl: Subverted. She certainly has emotions and very powerful ones, but she has to keep them repressed to control her powers.Raven: Maybe you haven't noticed, but my emotions are dangerous. I can't afford to feel anything.
- Emotion Suppression: Raven has to constantly suppress her emotions lest she lose control of her powers completely. Hence the meditation.
- Face Framed in Shadow: When wearing her hood, her face above the mouth is completely cast in shadow with only her eyes left visible.
- Fatal Flaw: Her reluctance to open up to others. Her tendency to clamp down on her own emotions means that she won't confide in them when something's bothering her and that well meaning actions can set her off rather badly.
- Fountain of Youth: She regresses to a child in "The End Part 2" while she's in the underworld.
- Four-Temperament Ensemble: Alternates between Melancholic and Phlegmatic. She is mainly Melancholic early in the series where she shut everyone out and kept to herself. As she warms up to her friends she switches to Phlegmatic, albeit still being quiet and shy.
- Freudian Excuse: Her destiny to bring about the end of the world and her emotion-based powers both make her extremely afraid of being a danger to others. As a result, she keeps a tight rein on her feelings and keeps people at a distance.
- Ghost in the Machine: The episode "Nevermore", with color coding for your convenience - the pink, giggly Raven, the grey, shy and apologetic Raven and the green, energetic, Cute Bruiser Raven. In a later shot, there are also brown, orange and yellow versions, which combine to form a white Raven, and when her inner demon is defeated it turns into a red Raven.
- Glass Cannon: She is arguably the most powerful member of the Titans overall, as her Swiss-Army Superpower has undoubtedly the most destructive capability and creative ways to be used. Case in point; she was able to defeat Trigon by herself, who the other Titans couldn't handle together. However, she's the only Titan without Super Strength (or a Charles Atlas Superpower in Robin's case), and she can't take quite as much punishment as them either.
- Good Is Not Nice: She's just as heroic as the other titans, but not very sociable. In addition she can also be very brutal and ruthless towards her enemies, though this is usually only when she has been pushed. Shes also come the closest to breaking Thou Shall Not Kill, or actually has broken it, if one believes she actually did kill Trigon at the end of Season 4.
- Goth: Presented as a bit of a character gimmick for her in the early episodes (most noticeably "Sisters" where she compliments Blackfire's poetry as "surprisingly dark"), then later downplayed.
- Goth Girls Know Magic: She fits the typical traits of a Goth with her reclusiveness and taste in dark things in general, and can use demonic and magical spells.
- Hades Shaded: She has a light gray skin tone, fitting the series' aesthetic of giving dark/Gothic characters skin tones in varying shades of gray.
- Half-Human Hybrid: Her mother was human and her dad's a demon lord.
- Hates Being Touched: If it's from Slade but slowly grows out of it for everybody else.
- Hellgate: She is the "gem" through which Trigon and his legions of demons will leave their dimension and enter Earth.
- Heterosexual Life-Partners: Forms a close bond with Starfire, despite their differing personalities. 'Switched' was the key episode in which they bonded.
- Hidden Depths: During Cyborg and Beast Boy's field trip into her mind, they discover that she's got a lot going on under the surface.
- She actually thinks Beast Boy is hilarious. But she also secretly suspects that he doesn't like her.
- She has a huge amount of repressed anger at her father, to the point where she goes into a homicidal rage when it slips out.
- She gets a huge kick out of battle, approaching Blood Knight levels.
- Human Mom, Non-Human Dad: As noted above, her mom is human and her dad is a demon.
- Humanoid Abomination: Her demonic heritage manifests as four glowing red eyes and shadowy tentacles growing from underneath her robe.
- In the Hood: Her mantle has a hood to hide herself further.
- Intangibility: She can phase though objects like solid walls.
- Interspecies Romance: Had a short-lived one with the dragon-disguised-as-a-mage Malchior. However, she didn't know he was a dragon and he was just using her to be released from the book.
- Jerk with a Heart of Gold: She'll snark like no tomorrow, but there's no doubt that she'll do the right thing. Later, she even opens up to her friends more and even calls them family.
- Lady of Black Magic: She's aloof and Wise Beyond Her Years, and uses spells both demonic and magical in nature.
- Leotard of Power: This is a change from the comics version, who's a bit older. The animators changed her dress with long, narrow skirt to a leotard to avoid getting too... revealing in action poses with a teen character.
- Lethal Chef: In "The End, Part I" she makes the Titans' breakfast. It doesn't work out but at least it wasn't alien fungus like what Starfire makes.
- Levitating Lotus Position: She does this when mediating because it helps her regulate her powers.
- Like Brother and Sister: Raven and Beast Boy act a lot like a grumpy big sister and her annoying little brother.
- Loners Are Freaks: She thought this of herself in the origin episode, "Go!". Cyborg responded appropriately:Cyborg: He's [Beast Boy] green, half of me is metal, and she's [Starfire] from space; you fit in just fine.
- The quote serves as a Mythology Gag, because in the first issue of The New Teen Titans (by Marv Wolfman/George Perez in 1980), when we're first introduced to Cyborg and Raven, we get this exchange...Cyborg: [The coach] said I don't belong here anymore. Then where in blazes do I belong?
Raven: With me, Victor Stone. With others of your kind.
- The quote serves as a Mythology Gag, because in the first issue of The New Teen Titans (by Marv Wolfman/George Perez in 1980), when we're first introduced to Cyborg and Raven, we get this exchange...
- Loner-Turned-Friend: She was a lone wanderer before she settled into Titans Tower.
- Magical Accessory: The Power Crystal on her forehead which is a chakra jewel. According to Word of God, she was born with it.
- Major Injury Underreaction: In "Masks" when her mouth is duct taped shut, Cyborg grabs on to the edge and pulls. Starfire and Beast Boy cringe awaiting for Raven's response. After a delayed moment she says a very soft "Ow."
- Mama Bear: For Melvin, Timmy, and Teether. She wrecked the abductors who messed with "her kids".
- Marked Change: In the form of her cloak turning white.
- Mind Rape:
- Victim of Slade who caused her all manner of mental trauma when he returned as her dad's messenger.
- Perpetrator against Dr. Light. As a Continuity Nod, the first time he reappears, all she has to say is 'remember me?' when he causes trouble and he'll volunteer to go back to prison. Though he apparently gets over it off-screen, as he shows no such sign of being scared of her in his fifth-season appearances.
- Missing Mom: Zigzagged. When Raven sought her advice to deal with the prophecy, all she had to do was create a portal and go home. She talked with her mother there but it turned out be an illusion. Arella died when Azarath burned, years ago. Then in the story Red Raven, Raven seeks her out again in a restored Azarath.
- Most Common Superpower: Her Skin tight leotard showcases that she is quite buxom. At times her bust seems to be larger than Starfires.
- Mundane Utility: In "Haunted", she demonstrates that she can use her Animal Battle Aura as an umbrella.
- New Powers as the Plot Demands: Her list of one-off powers is quite extensive. As are all the times they would have come in handy had she remembered she had them. This is lampshaded in the Trapped in TV Land episode; "Blue Zinthos; what you need, when you need it". See the Side-Effects Include... entry on the main page.
- Nightmare Fetishist: She collects some creepy-looking things in her room, though presumably these are magic-based;
- "Fear Itself" has her wake up from a nightmare and note she should consider redecorating.
- In "Larry", she finds the world redecorated by a Reality Warper Johnny Rancid to be "cool".
- Not So Above It All: As part of her Character Development, she becomes more willing to stoop to the juvenile antics of the other Titans.
- At the end of the episode featuring Malchior, she decides to get involved in a game of "Stankball", using her Mind over Matter to mercilessly pummel Cyborg (off-screen) with a gross ball of stinky old socks.
- After Cyborg's stint as a Reverse Mole in the third season, she's an active participant in making him redo his humiliating Titans initiation.
- In "The Quest", she joins the other Titans in dressing up in Robin's spare costumes.
- While their canonical connection is dubious, the "New Teen Titans" comedy shorts take this to the extreme in the episode "The Burping Contest" where, after initially being grossed out, an irritated Raven uses her powers to create a city-shaking belch that leaves the other Titans covered in soot after even Starfire joins in the titular contest.
- In "Homecoming," she positively relishes the thought of being able to tease Beast Boy no end over his Embarrassing First Name (Garfield).
- Not So Different: Her Emotional Powers work much the same as Starfire's. However, rather than activate and release them freely like the alien girl does, Raven has to maintain strict emotional control in order to release them in discrete bursts.
- To a lesser extent, Beast Boy and Raven have a lot in common when it comes to their personal issues. They both suffer a major heartbreak that results in them becoming depressed (Raven with Malchior, Beast Boy with Terra), and they both feel like The Friend Nobody Likes at times.
- Odd Friendship: She and Robin gain an oddly close relationship starting with season 3's Haunted, when Raven has to mentally possess Robin, causing her to see all of his memories. In a sense, after this she understands him better than anyone else on the team, and a season later, he embarks on an solo trip (initially, Slade joins up too) into the underworld to save her after her father Trigon has been summoned into the world.
- Omniglot: In Trouble in Tokyo she listed off a series of languages that she was fluent in. She did this because Japanese isn't one of them.
- Only Sane Woman: When put alongside the likes of immature Beast Boy and Cyborg, and ignorant Starfire, she's frequently put in this role.
- People Puppets: Raven can telekinetically seize control of her enemies' bodies and make them move against their will, though she noticeably refrains from doing so for most of the series. In "The Prophecy", when Trigon and Slade push her too far, she uses her power to repeatedly smash the latter against a wall, torturing him while he is helpless to do anything about it, and only stops when she realizes her own friends are shocked by her rage.
- Perpetual Frowner: It appears she actually has difficulty smiling, as shown by her attempt in "The End - Part 1" that results in a creepy Cheshire Cat Grin.
- Platonic Life-Partners: She is very close to Robin (the two of them have a psychic link as of "Haunted" and season 3 focuses heavily on their relationship), but isn't in a romantic relationship with him.
- Power Incontinence: She can manage to keep her powers under control when she's in control of her emotions. When her emotions are unstable, she has to struggle to her powers in check.
- Power Makes Your Hair Grow: In "Birthmark" and the final part of "The End", she reaches into greater power than usual and her hair grows as a result. On both occasions, she cuts it.
- Pretty in Mink: Her winter wear is trimmed with white fur.
- The Quiet One: She sometimes speaks less than ten lines in a couple of episodes.
- Rei Ayanami Expy: Although the character of Raven from the comics came at least 15 years before Rei Ayanami, it's pretty clear this animated Animesque incarnation of the character follows the archetype. Quiet and seemingly emotionless? Check. Bobbed bluish hair? Check. Pale? Check. Created by her dad to cause an apocalypse? Check.
- The Resenter: Initially, Raven appears to be this character in regards to Terra — angry that Terra has apparently managed to control her powers so easily, while Raven still must meditate constantly to keep hers in check. However, since it turns out that Terra got her control from working with Titans' Arch-Enemy Slade, the resentment turned out to be reasonable suspicion.
- Screw Destiny: Robin points it out to her when she's having a moment of doubt: despite being raised with the notion that she was evil and would cause an apocalypse she decided to be a super hero.
- Self-Made Orphan: She destroys Trigon at the end of the fourth season, and he's never seen again since then.
- She's Got Legs: Her regular outfit is a legless leotard. Several shots of the show emphasize them.
- Single Woman Seeks Good Man: The first guy she seemed romantically interested in was a heroic sorcerer who was quite nice and supportive to Raven. Too bad he was actually an evil dragon.
- The Smart Gal: When it comes to magic, she has the expertise. Multiple episoes also shown her to be very skilled with computers and she's generally quite bookish.
- The Snark Knight: She's not very social and dishes out snide remarks about all her teammates.
- Sour Outside, Sad Inside: On the surface she's a stoic snarker. Beneath the surface, she's a lonely and fearful girl with Daddy Issues.
- Squishy Wizard: Not hugely squishy — she has some martial arts moves — but she's still the most fragile of the Titans in direct physical combat (barring Beast Boy's base form, which he doesn't fight in anyway) and tends to hang back to cast magic rather than jumping into the thick of things.
- Stepford Snarker: She's even snippier than usual when upset.
- The Stoic: Reluctantly, on her part. It's necessary to keep her powers under control.
- Strong Family Resemblance: With her mother.
- Stylish Protection Gear: Her fur-trimmed winter wear.
- Sugar-and-Ice Personality: The poster girl for the Anime Fan Speak term Kuudere. She acts coldly towards everyone, partly due to attachment issues but mostly because her powers are tied to her emotions, and if she doesn't keep iron control over them at all times, she could get a dangerous case of Power Incontinence. However, she's willing to go to almost any lengths for her friends, and we occasionally see glimpses of her softer side. Also a rare case of one doubling as a Tsundere.
- Supernatural Floating Hair: Visible in rare instances when she's using her powers and her hood is down.
- Superpowered Evil Side: Raven's immensely powerful, frightening, demonic side. Fortunately, it only slips out a handful of times.
- Swiss-Army Superpower: Demonic heritage and magic from tomes have a wide range of uses.
- Talking Is a Free Action: Subverted as often as it's played straight; she actually has been hit several times in the middle of reciting one of her spells.
- Teacher/Student Romance: Falls for Malchior, who teaches her all kinds of new magic.
- Technicolor Eyes: She has these eyes when they aren't glowing black from Psychic Powers or red from demonic rage. This is the baseline because Purple Is Powerful.
- Terror Hero: She ordinarily stays emotionally detached while fighting evil. If her control slips, you may still see a hero, but you'll definitely see some terror.
- Through His Stomach: In "The End", she tries to do something nice for her friends by making them breakfast. Unfortunately, she's a Lethal Chef. Starfire is the only team member to enjoy it, and Starfire is the one who cooks dishes that involve cultivating fungus.
- Token Wizard: Raven is the only member of the team whose powers are arcane in nature, possessing a modicum of magical knowledge from her upbringing.
- Took a Level in Kindness: She becomes more open and friendly in the episodes after The End.
- Town Girls: The Neither to Starfire's Femme and Terra's Butch. She isn't even remotely girly, but at the same time she doesn't act that masculine.
- Tsundere: When her emotions are more visible, she's actually more like this than Kuudere. She lacks a lot of the blushing or the sideways glances, or any of the typical stuttering, so it's hard to notice at first.
- The Ugly Guy's Hot Daughter: More specifically, she's the daughter of Trigon, a giant red demon with horns.
- The Unsmile: Once in "The End." She has little practice with such things so it looked odd.
- Vapor Wear: When she has most of her clothes torn off in "Birthmark," there isn't a bra to be seen. This is Truth in Television; wearing a bra with a leotard would be redundant, as they're made to cover the "underwear" aspects that would otherwise be unseemly in a skintight outfit.
- Vitriolic Best Buds: With Beast Boy. Their relationship goes like "Slap Slap Support" and "Slap Slap Commiserate post-after an evil magician tries to use Raven as a pawn."
- Vocal Evolution: She originally had a higher pitched voice.
- "What Do They Fear?" Episode: In one of the comics. Her greatest fear is her and the Titans' triumph over her father not sticking and becoming a portal for him again.
- When She Smiles: Raven's smiles are so rare that they're a sign of impending doom and she's trying to make everyone's last moments together pleasant.
- Willfully Weak: In terms of raw power, Raven has the potential to be more powerful than all of the other Titans combined. However, she is (with very good reason) wary of using her powers to their fullest extent.
- Woobie, Destroyer of Worlds: A rare non-villainous example. She is a literal case of the trope name, as the reason for her birth is to let Trigon onto Earth and destroy it, something which eventually happens in season 4.
- Wrench Wench: It's easy to miss, as it only came up once, but still she helped Cyborg repair the T Car.
- You Can't Fight Fate: Her attitude for most of Season 4. As much as she'd love to ignore her father's plan to bring about The End of the World as We Know It, she genuinely believes that she's powerless to stop it. At least, until the ending.
- You Gotta Have Blue Hair: Purple hair, for some reason. Since her mother has the same shade, one can't blame demonic blood for this.
- You Wouldn't Like Me When I'm Angry: The reason she forces herself to be an Emotionless Girl is that her anger makes her demon half come out.
Cyborg / Victor "Vic" Stone
Voiced by: Khary Payton (English), Adolfo Nitolli (Latin American Spanish, Episodes 1-36), Ángel Balam (Latin American Spanish, rest of the series), Roberto Draghetti (IT, seasons 1-4), Luigi Ferraro (IT, Season 5), Daniel Lobé (FR)
Powers/Abilities: Super Strength, Armor, Built-in Weapons and Devices, Science Expertise
As a teenager, Cyborg was hideously mutilated in a car accident. Fortunately, his parents were foremost experts in cybernetic enhancements, so they integrated their son with a variety of advanced robotic components in order to save his life. For quite some time afterward, he was despondent about his change, and even in the series he remains somewhat unhappy with the loss of his normal life. But he retains a strong zest for life and devotes himself to making the best of his situation, to the extent he usually appears much happier than Robin does. As a cybernetically augmented human, Cyborg has several built in weapons (mainly a sonic cannon), the general resilience you'd expect of someone who's only partly squishy flesh and covered in armor, and super strength, as well as a considerable IQ that he puts to use as a Gadgeteer Genius.
- Academic Athlete: He played football in high school and is also the smartest of the Teen Titans.
- Achilles' Power Cord: In a Bad Future where the titans ended up splitting. Cyborg was the only one who stayed on the tower because he had long since burned up all of his internal batteries, so he had to be constantly plugged to a large machine to keep functioning, and couldn't go anywhere. He repairs them at the end of the episode, and Starfire returns to her time, possibly preventing said future from happening in the first place.
- Adaptation Personality Change: He is more easygoing than his comic book counterpart.
- Aesop Amnesia: Most of Cyborg's episodes revolve around him accepting, again and again, that he's human, though from different perspectives (not being robotic enough, not being human enough, etc.).
- Amazon Chaser: In "Cyborg the Barbarian", he falls in love with warrior Nubile Savage Sarasim.
- Anatomy Arsenal: He has an Arm Cannon, a Boot Cannon and a Shoulder Cannon.
- Artificial Limbs: Almost his entire body is mechanical, with only a bit of his arm and part of his face left.note Even his brain has been partly modified, though not enough to cause any real damage.
- Artistic License Physics: The character has always had this, considering his main weapon is a sonic cannon. Once you know exactly what sound can do at a certain decibel ranges, you realize anything hit directly by Cyborg's sonic cannon should be a steaming pile of goo... surrounded by the goo from all the things he hasn't hit directly.
- Badass Boast: "It's not in the circuitry, is it? It's not the machine that resists you. It's me. My spirit! That's the part you can't break! I don't need you to make me a man. I already AM one!"
- Bald, Black Leader Guy: During his days at Titans East, or whenever Robin is AWOL for whatever reason.
- Bald of Awesome: Part of his skull is his robotic dome.
- Belligerent Sexual Tension: He often got into quarrels with Bumblebee that implied a denied attraction to her.
- Berserk Button: Don't steal his blueprints and the use his technology for your own reasons.
- The Big Guy: He'd be big for his age even without the cybernetics, and consequently he's usually depicted as the Titans' powerhouse. However, though he fulfills the role, he's more typically portrayed as The Lancer, Beast Boy is the most likely to just rely on raw physical force, and his relative strength compared to Starfire is heavily Depending on the Writer.
- Big Eater: Nearly put an all-you-can-eat sushi bar out of business. Does he have a second stomach installed or something?Cyborg: We just saved the whole dang universe! Who wants French toast??
Cyborg: "My stomach! Feels like I ate a tire!"Raven: "That's a distinct possibility."
- Exaggerated in the episode "Crash", when he gets infected with a nasty computer virus and starts running around eating everything from clothing to money to a TELEPHONE!
- Blue Is Heroic: His cybernetics always glow blue.
- Boisterous Bruiser: Big, all around fun guy to hang out with, and how can he be not with a Catchphrase like below, said about 28.5 times note throughout all seasons.
- Brainwashed: Depending on the situation, he was shown to have immunity to being brainwashed, most notable, is complete immune, to Brother Blood brainwashing powers, fueling the villain's obsession with him.
- Catchphrase: BOOYAH!
- Chekhov's Skill: The aforementioned rocket in his shoe, when used against Brother Blood in "Titans East, Part 1".
- Chick Magnet: He manages to attract several girls: Jinx, Sarasim and has a mild Ship Tease with Bumble Bee.
- Cyborg: Obviously; "Half of me is metal". His body is mostly mechanical but there's still some skin and (presumably) organs in there. His brain is stated to be half grey matter and half CPU.
- Competition Freak: When challenged he can be considerably competitive and lose sight of reason when pushed enough, actually presented as a major character flaw when it causes him to quit the Titans when his leadership skills are challenged and become overzealous when fighting elusive criminals.
- Cursed With Awesome: His enhancements, of course. Deep down he wants more than anything to just be human again; But, of course, he wouldn't be who he is today without his cybernetics. Aside from the powers he's been granted, it also helps him in other ways; he's Immune to Mind Control because half of his brain is electronic.
- Cybernetics Eat Your Soul: Averted. Even though half of his brain has been modified, he completely retained his humanity.
- Dating Catwoman: Briefly went out with Jinx while infiltrating the HIVE. She thought he was the super villain "Stone" at the time.
- Deadpan Snarker: Probably the snarkiest member of the team besides Raven but the deadpan part is absent. He's far too high energy.
- Do-Anything Robot: His bionic enhancements have included quite a lot of gadgetry, most notably the sonic cannons in his arms and a radio system in his ear.
- Drunk on Milk: In the episode Car Trouble. "Fourteen milkshakes. Not a good sign..."
- Eye Lights Out: Everytime Cyborg is about to lose conscience or is severely damaged, his glowing eye will fade, along with the blue lights on mechanical parts.
- Fake Defector: Turns out Cyborg is resistant to Mind Control, and Brother Blood had no idea.
- Fatal Flaw: He actually has two: first, his over-reliance on technology makes underrate his human half; second, his pride makes him unwilling to listen to his friends and lash out at them when he feels humiliated or unfairly challenged. Several story arcs are devoted to him getting over both of these.
- Feel No Pain: Downplayed. It's implied that he doesn't exactly have feeling in most of his body. Upon Brother Blood transforming his arm back into flesh, Cyborg notes that he could actually feel his arm.
- Foreshadowing: Unintentionally. At the end of "Titans East, Part 1" he decides to leave the Titans in order to lead Titans East. As of now, he is the only main Titan in this show who is no longer a Titan in the comics,note having been made a member of the Justice League by the advent of the New 52.
- Four-Temperament Ensemble: He alternates between Choleric and Melancholic. As the Number Two second-in-command, Cyborg is also quite task oriented, but is quite open to his friends. He however goes through phases of Melancholic during his struggles with losing his humanity.
- Freakiness Shame: In "Go!", it's shown that Cyborg was extremely ashamed of having to become a cyborg after an accident. However, Beast Boy thought it was cool.
- Fun Personified: When he's not busy being a badass, Cyborg is always up for food, sports, and fun of all kinds. Especially prominent around comic-relief partner Beast Boy.
- The Gadfly: He enjoys teasing Robin about Starfire.
- Gadgeteer Genius: He handles and creates just about all the Titans' technology, including a tricked-out car and a top-tier security system for the Titans Tower itself.
- Genius Bruiser: Not only is he a physically strong cyborg with arm cannons, he's also the Titans' mechanic and IT guy.
- Genre Savvy: 'You start messing with the past, you end up with monkeys ruling the future.'
- Good Thing You Can Heal: He sustains more graphic damage than any of the other Titans partly because of this and partly because said damage is G or PG rated due to his mechanical nature. He's also the only Titan to suffer realistic dismemberment.
- Heroic RRoD: Overusing his cyborg abilities isn't pretty. It can lead to Power Strain Black Out or acting like a true robot (without emotions).
- Hot-Blooded: "BOOOYAH!" followed by running forward and arm cannons blasting.
- Humans Are Special: Despite being a cyborg, he exemplifies this in some ways: When he fights with Atlas, it's his humanity that allows him to push past his theoretical limits and win. Furthermore, when Brother Blood tries to brainwash him, it's the human being in him and not the machine that enables him to resist.
- I Am a Monster: Before he met the other Titans, he believed that his cybernetics made him a freak.
- I Am Not Left-Handed: Though it's never explicitly pointed out, he can form his Sonic Cannon from either arm, and in extreme cases both arms at once. He just prefers to use the right, because he's right-handed.
- I Just Want to Be Normal: Becoming a cyborg put the kabosh on a normal childhood and he misses the chance. It's seen best when he infiltrated the H.I.V.E and got the chance to experience relatively "normal" high school stuff.
- Immune to Mind Control: Cyborg can't be controlled by Brother Blood because half of his brain is electronic. Or so he thought. Brother Blood then tried to hack Cyborg and still couldn't control him. Turns out he wasn't immune because of his electronics; he simply has too much willpower.
- Innocently Insensitive: He calls Starfire "Troq" after she told him it meant "nothing" (without explaining that it meant "nothing" as in "worthless"), meaning he didn't realise how hurtful it was.
- It's Personal: Originally Brother Blood was just another villain for the Titans to fight. Then Brother Blood hacked into him and stole and duplicated his technology for his own nefarious plans, then it became very personal for Cyborg. On Blood's part not only is Cyborg responsible for destroying his academy twice but Cyborg is also immune to his mind control powers, which drives Blood insane.
- Just a Machine: Most of his inner conflicts come from the fact he is part robot.
- The Lancer: He's taller, darker, and more laid-back to contrast Robin's serious-as-a-heart-attack demeanor. He's also the Number Two.
- Loss of Identity: His main fear is becoming full machine, and losing who he is. Cyborg even has some episodes revolving around overcoming this fear.
- Make Some Noise: His main weapon is his sonic cannon.
- Meaningful Name: Cyborg's cover identity when he infiltrates the H.I.V.E. Academy: Stone. This is more of a nod towards Cyborg's real name Victor Stone. Also, his name is a Shout-Out to Victor Frankenstein (in German, "Frankenstein" means "Stone of the Franks").
- Mind Rape: Not as bad as most examples, but even Cyborg takes his turn when Fixit tries to "fix" him.
- Missing Mom: Indirectly mentioned in "The End: Part II", when the evil inner Cyborg asks if his good counterpart will run crying to mommy. "Oh, that's right- you don't have a mommy!". A horrible incident caused the death of Cyborg's mother, drawing from a narrative of the original Teen Titans comic.
- Moment Killer: Cyborg interrupts intimate moments between BB/Raven and Robin/Starfire so often, to the point of becoming a Running Gag.
- Nice Guy: While he can be sometimes impulsive, he is more a straight up nice guy than a Jerk with a Heart of Gold. He is friendly, caring, fun-loving and very heroic. He also acts like a big-brother figure for the rest of the titans, especially the girls.
- Not So Different: Robin is initially worried about Cyborg's attitude towards Brother Blood since he of course had the same experience with obsession regarding Slade. By the end however, he allows Cyborg to take command since he knows Brother Blood better.
- Number Two: Though it's never officially stated, Cyborg is often considered the second in command of the team, and is always the first to take the lead when Robin is MIA or unable to take the lead.
- Odd Friendship: with Beastboy, who is Cyborg's best friend.
- One-Man Army: Not as pronounced as Robin, but thanks to his Anatomy Arsenal he can dish take a lot of punishment, while dishing out a similar amount. In "The End - Part 1" he hooks himself to the tower generators and annihilates an entire army of fire demons.
- Only Sane Man: Whenever Robin becomes too obsessed with something, Cyborg usually calls him out on his irrational behavior, acting more mature and level headed.
- Properly Paranoid: Purposely made sure his mechanical systems had glitches and failings, which came in handy when Brother Blood stole his blueprints.
- Real Name as an Alias: Cyborg infiltrates the HIVE by donning a hologram to make him look human until he "powers up" into a rocklike form. He calls himself "Stone." His real name is "Vic Stone".
- Scary Black Man: He is the tallest of the Titans with a deadly weaponry at his disposal, and can look quite scary when he is serious pulling even a Kubrick Stare sometimes. Otherwise, he is a cheerful and friendly guy most of time.
- Screw This, I'm Outta Here!: He leaves the team for a 10-Minute Retirement after a heated argument with Robin, from the first very episode. He returns anyway.
- Sense Loss Sadness: Comes up in "The Sum of His Parts", where he tells Fixit that he isn't keen with having his biological parts replaced with robotics because he doesn't want to go without experiencing fresh air and food.
- Smart People Build Robots: Cyborg has an acumen for science, and he is seen several times building robots, and even duplicates of himself.
- Smart People Play Chess: Cyborg is one of the smartest Titans, and plays chess with Raven in one episode. He even puts "Chess with Raven" into his daily Schedule.
- Star-Crossed Lovers: With Sarasim, because they are part of different timelines.
- Sue Donym: When he took the identity of Stone to invade the HIVE, Victor Stone here used his civilian surname.
- Super Mode: His ability to merge with Titans Tower and draw on its massive power reserves serves as one of these. In this form he gains a massive Shoulder Cannon which is capable of obliterating an entire army.
- Super Strength: His most basic power, best shown in "Deception" where he spents the entire episode undercover as Stone, and relies entirely on his strength and toughness, and Only Human, where he's the only one who stands a chance against the massively and incredibly strong Atlas.
- Swiss Army Appendage: His hands can be converted into a variety of tools and weapons. In "Stranded" his arms literally serve as swiss army knives, which he takes out to fix the space station.
- Swiss Army Weapon: Cyborg's arm can cycle through sonic cannon, blowtorch, and pretty much an entire toolbox
- Team Chef: While all the main characters are shown cooking something at some point, Cyborg is the one shown cooking for the team most often.
- Techno Babble: In "Stranded" where it annoys Beast Boy, who is unable to understand what he's saying. He resorts to "the red candy cane thingamabob!"
- Techno Wizard: Cyborg has hacking skills and can create different computer programs.
- Telescoping Robot: He has a wide array of gadgets and weapons housed within him, including his Swiss Army Appendage.
- Trademark Favorite Food: Cyborg's diet seems to consist of two staples. 1: Meat, usually in contrast to Beast Boy's tofu, and 2: breakfast foods in general, waffles coming up most often.
- 24-Hour Armor: Cyborg is basically walking armor. Justified, since becoming half robot keeps him alive since his accident.
- Up to Eleven: His mechanical muscles are superhumanly strong, but Cyborg initially believed that they had a power cap. During his fight with Atlas, his human half is somehow able to push them to 130% of their maximum output.
- Vitriolic Best Buds: There are times when he gets in serious conflicts with Robin since they both are quite hot-blooded and stubborn.
- Watch the Paint Job: He does not like people messing with the T-Car.
- "What Do They Fear?" Episode: His greatest fear is losing the remainder of his humanity. This is shown in one of the comics and the first season episode "The Sum of His Parts", where a fully robotized human tried to do the same to him.
Voiced by: T'Keyah Crystal Keymáh; (English), Yensi Rivero (Latin American Spanish), Deborah Ciccorelli (IT), Vanina Pradier (FR)
Powers/Abilities: Flight, shrinking/growth (though apparently no bigger than her normal human size), electricity-producing "stingers"
A metahuman with insect-like wings capable of flight and the ability to shrink to a miniature size, Bumblebee also uses a pair of hand-held electric dart-guns as "stingers." Initially met Cyborg as part of Brother Blood's HIVE Academy, she joins him in taking it down, claiming that, despite appearances, she wasn't totally brainwashed by him and had, in fact, been planning on taking the crime-school down from the inside. She later becomes The Leader of Titans East.
- Always Someone Better: Smugly notes how she handily dealt with Cyborg in their first encounter.
- Animal Motif: A bee themed superhero.
- Bare Your Midriff: Her outfit in all her appearances bares her stomach.
- Belligerent Sexual Tension: She and Cyborg bicker rather openly at first, even after she reveals herself as the Reverse Mole.
- Expy: She has more in common with The Wasp (shrinking, biological wings, electric "stingers") than her actual comic book counterpart.
- Four-Temperament Ensemble: With the rest of the Titans East, she's the Melancholic.
- Heroic Willpower: The reason she's resistant (not immune, but resistant) to Brother Blood's mind control is simple heroic resistance.
- The Leader: Of Titans East on recommendation from Cyborg.
- Odango Hair: She wears her hair styled into two Afro puffs.
- Reverse Mole: She's introduced by infiltrating the HIVE academy to investigate Brother Blood.
- Sassy Black Woman: "There's not a man alive who can tell me what to do."
- Sizeshifter: Between her default human size and a much smaller insect one.
- Slobs vs. Snobs: Bee is rather persnickety, which causes a great deal of tension when she moves into a tower with four boys who are all varying degrees of gross.
- The Smurfette Principle: The only girl in Titans East, which she seems to resent.
- Tall, Dark, and Snarky: She's stern, tall, and snarks like there's no tomorrow.
- Team Mom: The way she interacts with her teammates makes her come off as being like a concerned mother. Being the official leader helps this perception.
Voiced by: Wil Wheaton (English), Alfonso Soto (Latin American Spanish), Damien Boisseau (FR)
Powers/Abilities: Water breathing, telepathy with sea animals, aquakinesis, superhumanly skilled swimmer
A denizen of Atlantis, Aqualad's relation (if any) to Aquaman is never mentioned in the series. He's able to breathe underwater, communicate telepathically with sea creatures, and a potent aquakinetic. He initially operates as a solo hero, but later becomes a member of Titans East.
- The Ace: In his intro episode he's a one person team that girls swoon over (including Starfire and Raven). He's less so afterwards, possibly because he had trouble adjusting to a team.
- Adaptational Badass: Though comic book Aqualad eventually Took a Level in Badass as Tempest, he started out as one of the weakest members of the Teen Titans and couldn't even survive outside the water for more than a limited amount of time. This incarnation has no problem living on the surface, is gifted with powerful hydrokinesis, and was introduced as The Ace.
- Always Someone Better: He was this to Beast Boy in his first episode. Beast Boy was so excited that the team was going on their first undersea adventure because he figured that with his ability to turn into any aquatic animal, he'd be the most important hero on this adventure. Then Aqualad shows up and completely upstages him without even attempting to.
- Chick Magnet: His intro episode has both Starfire and Raven swooning over him.
- Floating Water: As an extension of aquakinesis, he can also do this.
- Four-Temperament Ensemble: With the rest of the Titans East, he's the Phlegmatic.
- Making a Splash: Atlantian water manipulation.
- Monochromatic Eyes: He stands out in terms of character design, since his eyes are purely black with no sign of pupils.
- Mr. Fanservice: Even a pre-defrostation Raven couldn't help but notice how handsome he is.
- Our Mermaids Are Different: No tail for one thing.
- Pretty Boy: Every girl around him faints, even Raven.
- The Smart Guy: He serves as the brains for Titans East.
- Tall, Dark, and Handsome: The girls instantly fall for his dashing good looks.
- Telepathy: With fish. It comes in handy.
- You Don't Look Like You: His outfit and hair are very different from Garth's in the comics.
Voiced by: Mike Erwin (English), Jesús Nunes (Latin American Spanish), George Castiglia (IT), Charles Pestel (FR)
Powers/Abilities: Badass Normal specialized as an Archer with normal and "trick" arrows
Similarly to Robin, Speedy is a former "costumed hero" sidekick who has since decided to make it on his own, only to become involved with a Teen Titans team.
- Archer Archetype: Initially he fit the cool and stoic template because he was copied off Robin. Then he became, for lack of a better word, grungier.
- Blank White Eyes: He wears a mask similar to Robin's.
- Bottomless Magazines: His quiver never runs out of arrows.
- Cat Up a Tree: Saves one during "For Real" for the "slow day of heroism" angle.
- Divergent Character Evolution: In "Winner Take All," he was Robin 2.0. In later appearances, he's more of a "bad boy" to better serve as a Foil to Bumblebee.
- Expressive Mask: Like Robin, he never takes his mask off so it has to be expressive.
- Fingerless Gloves: Partially to serve as an arm protector (he is an archer after all) and partially because they look cool.
- Four-Temperament Ensemble: With the rest of the Titans East, he's the Choleric.
- Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Often grouchy and rather abrasive, especially in comparison to Bumblebee and Aqualad, but he does the right thing when it counts.
- The Lancer: As stated above, he's a 'bad boy' to contrast the 'by the book' leaderness of Bumblebee.
- Mirror Self: To Robin, who Beast Boy and Cyborg think of as his clone.
- Not So Different: When compared to Robin; former badass normal sidekick that has gone full hero. When he's introduced in "Winner Takes All", the other titans can't tell them apart.
- Rain of Arrows: He has the weapon feat "Many shot".
- Techno Babble: Briefly with Robin during their first meeting regarding high tech arrow technology. It quickly became literal babble to the other titans.
- Trick Arrow: Where Robin uses batarangs for specialized effects, Speedy uses arrows.
Más y Menos
Voiced by: Freddy Rodriguez (English), Mariela Díaz (Latin American Spanish), Emmanuel Garijo (FR)
Powers/Abilities: Super Speed, Twin Telepathy
Young Guatemalan twins who speak only Spanish, these meta-humans have the ability of super-speed, but only while physically touching each other. They are recruited to be part of Titans East, but no other details about them are given.
- Badass Adorable: They're maybe three feet tall each, only speak Spanish, and are fully capable of beating up bad guys when together.
- The Big Guys: Ironic considering they're so tiny but their speed lets them build up momentum to pack a serious punch.
- Bilingual Bonus: Everything that comes out of their mouths. Everything. It's specifically Played for Laughs a couple of times; notable examples include a long rant that went completely over Speedy and Aqualad's heads, and when Más's long and snide lecture on electromagnetism to explain how he could sense his twin brother was comically abbreviated by Pantha as "He said it was a twin thing".
- Canon Immigrant: They were original characters for the TV show who have since made appearances in the comics.
- Catchphrase: "¡Más y Menos, sí podemos!" ("Más and Menos, yes we can!")
- Dogged Nice Guy: Played for laughs. They've been assiduously courting Starfire since the moment they first saw her. Rule of Funny dictates that they be jealous of each other, of course.
- Expy: Possibly of Speedy Gonzales, due to being Spanish speedsters.
- Four-Temperament Ensemble: With the rest of the Titans East, they're the Sanguine.
- Fragile Speedster: Their speed is their advantage. Once tagged they are less threatening.
- Funny Foreigner: The fact that they only speak Spanish is the subject of much humor.
- Getting Crap Past the Radar: They've sworn in Spanish at least once. For obvious reasons, this was censored in the Venezuelan Spanish dub.
- Identical Twin ID Tag: Aside from their costumes, Más has a full row of front teeth, while Menos has a Childish Tooth Gap.
- Meaningful Names: "Más y Menos" means "plus and minus" in Spanish. It's also a pun on the Spanish phrase for "more and less".
- Motor Mouths: Naturally, being speedsters they have a habit of talking fast.
- Pint-Sized Powerhouse: Each one is only about half the size of a normal teen. They have to stand on each other's shoulders to look the other Titans in the eye.
- Single-Minded Twins: They shout the catch phrase at the same time. More importantly, they have to be on the same page if they're to properly use their powers.
- Super Speed: They were the main speedsters on the show before Kid Flash showed up.
- Surprisingly Good Foreign Language: They speak entirely in Spanish. All of it is properly translated and grammatically correct, though they have heavy American accents, don't pronounce the R as it should be in Spanish, and put too many words together, which makes it really hard to understand. It turns out to be a fine way of Getting Crap Past the Radar. At least a couple of their lines wouldn't have flown past the radar in English."¡Y este viejo nos esta jodiendo!" - "And this old man is fucking with us!"
- Twin Telepathy: Slightly complicated example. Although Pantha attributes Más' ability to sense Menos to being a "Twin thing", Más explains that it's actually a result of a magnetic connection that gets stronger with proximity.
- Weaksauce Weakness: Their powers only work while touching. Easiest way to disable them is separation. That's not the easiest thing in the world to do, but when Control Freak forced them apart, they were baffled.
- Wonder Twin Powers: They grasp hands and then ZOOM!
Voiced by: Ashley Johnson (English), Yaraiví Aceldo (Latin American Spanish), Isabella Guida (IT, Season 2), Laura Préjean (FR)
Powers/Abilities: Geokinesis. As Slade's apprentice, wore a special suit that created a telepathic link with him and enhanced her powers (but also allowed him to remotely control her).
Terra was envisioned as a Lighter and Softer adaptation of the infamous "Judas Contract Arc" character, who was a stone-cold psycho hired by Slade from the beginning to infiltrate the Teen Titans and managed to creep him out. The animated Terra, on the other hand, was envisioned as a more sympathetic, confused character — Word of God describes her as no longer caring about good or evil, just wanting to no longer be hurt.
According to the Teen Titans Go! comics, Terra was born Tara Markov, a princess to a small country called Markovia, and whose royal scientists experimented on her and her brother to imbue them with geokinesis (the psychic ability to manipulate earthen materials) as part of a project to create metahuman defenders. Terra escaped and abandoned her country, but, perhaps as a result of this, her ability to control her powers was limited — Slade mentions, in her debut episode, a history of having attempted to settle down and do good, but causing disaster when her powers invariably went out of control and everyone turning against her for it. When she first met the Teen Titans, the possibility of her finally finding a home arose... but her paranoia meant that she would destroy this chance, and her friendship with them.
However, the episode "Things Change" and issue 51 of the Teen Titans Go! comic also revealed that Terra's tragic "death", due to Power Incontinence had not been permanent, and that she was happily living life as a normal schoolgirl, with no desire to return to either villainy or heroics.
- Abled in the Adaptation: Terra in the cartoon has an Ambiguous Disorder but Terra in the comics was explicitly psychopathic in The Judas Contract comic arc. Later retcons, however, say that Terra was either drugged by Deathstroke or she was coerced into being how she was, rather than mentally ill.
- Adaptational Attractiveness: She trades in her "normal girl" looks for a cuter design. She also lost her buck teeth.
- Adaptational Heroism: Terra is portrayed far more sympathetically in the animated series than in the comics. In the comics, she was working against the Titans from the moment they met, and more or less an irredeemable psychopath with dwindling sanity. She also had a lustful relationship with Slade. In the cartoon, she's instead genuinely interested in being a hero... but too vulnerable to emotional manipulation and paranoid, so she ultimately sabotages herself by playing right into Slade's hands.
- Adaptational Modesty: Played with. Tara Markov wore a leotard that showed off her legs. The TV version of Terra wears a T-shirt and shorts, which while shows less of her legs, also bares her midriff where her comics counterpart doesn't.
- Adaptational Nice Guy: Terra in the comics calls her "friends" names and is always hounding on Beast Boy. It initially seemed to be playful with a bit of being a jerk, however her reveal as The Mole shows that she just genuinely disliked the Titans. In the cartoon, Terra is genuinely friendly and upbeat prior to teaming up with Slade.
- Ambiguous Disorder: Terra displays symptoms of borderline personality disorder: She has inappropriate and/or extreme emotional reactions (taking the Titans' valid criticism of her powers very harshly), has highly impulsive behaviors (while on the team, Raven has to stop her from taking rash and dangerous actions immediately when presented with a problem), and has unstable relationships (jumping from intense admiration and love to intense hate of a person at the drop of a hat). The Teen Titans Go comic explicitly cites her lack of a concrete sense of identity when growing up, Her brother Brion explains that "She didn't know who she was supposed to be."
- Ambiguous Situation: As of "Things Change," it's not clear if Terra truly has amnesia or if she's simply faking it because she desires a normal life; but the Teen Titans Go! comic strongly implies she remembers her brother. Either way, she doesn't have any desire to pursue her old life again, something which Beast Boy ultimately, and somewhat tragically, has to accept.
- Anti-Villain: It's not so much that Terra wants to be bad as she's fallen into bad company and has serious issues.
- Back from the Dead: In "Things Change", she's flesh again and walking around.
- Badass Adorable: A pretty woobie with catastrophic Geokinesis.
- Bare Your Midriff: When officially part of the Titans, Terra's uniform was a midriff-baring outfit featuring a black shirt with a yellow "T" on it.
- Becoming the Mask: Despite her betrayal, she really felt at home with the team.
- Big Eater: She can beat Cyborg in eating competitions. It's subtly implied to stem from her long period as a harassed drifter.
- Break the Cutie: She started out cracked due to a terrible past and then Slade finished the job.
- Broken Bird: Terra has a Dark and Troubled Past involving human experimentation, inadvertently causing disasters due to suffering from Power Incontinence, and being persecuted by people for causing disasters. Add in Slade's typical machinations, and she's an emotional mess.
- The Chosen Zero: Terra was chosen to be imbued with geokinetic powers, but ultimately she did not utilize them to live up to the hero she was forced to be.
- Clingy Costume: The armored suit Slade had fused with Terra's nervous system.
- Composite Character: Before Deathstroke's daughter appeared in the animated series continuity proper, Terra's character combined elements of Rose Wilson and Tara Markov, particularly the abusive relationship the comic version of Wilson had with her father, and the long, blonde hair of Wilson's that fell over one eye, creating a visual comparison with Slade.
- Cursed With Awesome: Terra had awesome geokinetic abilities... but no real ability to control them, which led to a vicious cycle of her being driven away by angry people after she lost control of her powers and caused disasters. Lampshaded by Beast Boy after her demise.Beast Boy: Her name was Terra. She was gifted with tremendous power and cursed with it as well.
- Cute Bruiser: Her geokinetic powers make her one of the more offense-orientated members of the team, and her blue eyed blonde appearance makes her very cute.
- Dark Action Girl: She manages to hold her own against the Titans after her FaceHeel Turn, and, at the end, is the one to kill Slade.
- Dark Magical Girl: Played Straight and Zigzagged, considering the rivalry with a foil, abusive parental relationship, a FaceHeel Turn, and a HeelFace Turn that literally depowers her.
- Defusing The Tykebomb: Terra manages to do this to herself, figuratively and literally by turning against Slade and inadvertently depowering herself.
- Dishing Out Dirt: She has control over all the earth and stone around her.
- The Ditherer: Of the Insecure/Submissive type; she is so weak willed that she cannot make her own decisions, nor take responsibility for her own doings, turning her into easy prey for Slade.
- Does This Remind You of Anything?: A lot of Terra's behavior (fear of intimacy, inability to settle down, paranoia, self-destructive tendencies, exaggerated startle response, desperate yearning for approval from a mentor figure that she knows will hurt her) are all very reminiscent of children who grew up in abusive households. Somewhat justifiable, given her own parents let their country's scientists use her as a guinea pig to induce metahuman powers, and she has been continually driven away by mobs of people for causing geological disasters.
- The Dog Bites Back: At the climax of season 2's final episode, Terra breaks free of Slade's control, attacks him, and knocks him into a pit of lava. Although she frames it as her realizing that the Titans were her real friends all along, it's quite obvious that Slade's berating her for her cowardice, beating her up for failing him, and revealing he always considered her nothing more than just a tool he could use to his own ends, complete with bodyjacking her in order to force her to fight when she instead wants to run, are major motivations for her aggressive betrayal of her former master.
- The Dragon: Acts as this to Slade in "Aftershock Part 1" and "Aftershock Part 2" until she pulls a HeelFace Turn.
- Evil Costume Switch: When she openly becomes Slade's apprentice, she switches from her "Titan outfit" to a new suit that looks like a mixture of bandage wrapping and body armor.
- Extreme Omnivore: The only one able to stomach Starfire's Alien Lunch and like it! Like her Big Eater status, it most likely comes from her long time on the run, where she would have learned to eat anything that was available or else starve.
- Faking Amnesia: When Beast Boy finds her in the last animated episode, she pretends like she doesn't remember him, at first. When Beast Boy expresses sympathy towards her, she indicates she is interested in him, but only if he acknowledges her as the Schoolgirl instead of Terra. He does not take the hint. Teen Titans Go! Issue 51 indicates that she does remember her past, particularly her brother Brion, as she spots him leaving the grounds of the Murakami School and gives a wistful smile..
- HeelFace Door-Slam: In the episode, "Betrayal", she is on the edge between Heel and Face, having doubts and regrets about what she's done. When Slade reveals the truth, she reaches out to Beast Boy hoping he'll understand. Instead, he says "you don't have any friends" and she goes completely over to Slade.
- HeelFace Revolving Door: She started off good, had a FaceHeel Turn when she went to Slade and became his mole, had a semi HeelFace Turn that got slammed in her face when she tried to coax Beast Boy to join her instead of being destroyed with the rest of the Titans only for Beast Boy to chew her out for being a traitor, had an even bigger FaceHeel Turn as a response by gleefully hunting down and trying to kill the Titans at Slade's behest afterwards, and finally made a permanent HeelFace Turn when she realized Slade was using her all along and she turned on him... at the cost of her life. Or so it seemed...
- Heroic Sacrifice: She stops a volcano from erupting at the cost of being petrified.
- I Just Want to Be Normal: The reason why she is happy to be a schoolgirl instead of a hero in "Things Change". She'd much rather tackle homework than super villains.
- Jumping Off the Slippery Slope: Already heavily influenced by Slade, she'd hoped to run away with Beast Boy after betraying the rest of the Titans to him. As might be expected, this didn't go well.
- Lack of Empathy: She's evidently capable of feeling sympathy, but not empathy. She takes pity on Beast Boy and tries to get him to escape the attack on Titans Tower, but, she has no clue how he could be so mad at her for trying to kill his True Companions, especially after he promised to always be her friend. Consequently, she becomes enraged with him without even trying to look at it from his point of view.
- Love-Interest Traitor: To Beast Boy. When he finally asks her out on a date, she accepts, but then he discovers Terra betrayed the team by selling them out to their biggest enemy Slade and she agreed to the date so at least Beast Boy would be spared the night Slade's forces attack the tower. Although he was obviously angry at the reveal, Beast Boy still has feelings for Terra after her betrayal and tries reaching out to her.
- Meaningful Name: "Terra" means "earth" and she is, in many ways, literally defined by her geokinesis.
- The Mole: From her second appearance on she's reporting to Slade on the Titans' activity.
- More Than Mind Control: Slade played on her paranoia and burned heroics.
- Motif: Reflections and butterfly imagery play a large role in episodes and comics featuring Terra, symbolizing her ever-shifting sense of identity and self-image, and her eventual maturation into a confident, independent, happy young woman.
- Never My Fault:
- Played for Drama. Terra's paranoia that others will blame her for disasters that aren't her fault, as they have in the past, leads to her refusing to accept responsibility for disasters that actually are her fault. Indeed, this is the ultimate root of her entire villainous arc; she chooses to go to Slade after believing Beast Boy betrayed her (Robin just figured out her secret and didn't know it was supposed to be a secret) and then chooses of her own free will to repay her debt to Slade by infiltrating and betraying the Teen Titans. She even notes in the opening voiceover for "Aftershock Part 2" that she feels no guilt for betraying or seemingly murdering her former friends... and then gets upset when they return and treat her as a serious supervillain.
- Averted when Terra finally takes responsibility for her mistakes in "Aftershock Part 2" after Beast Boy calls her out on it, where she stops a catastrophic earthquake triggered by her powers, turning herself into stone in the process.
- Not So Different: To Raven. Episodes featuring the two highlight their many similarities and grudging friendship. It's Raven who accurately pegs Terra's aspirations to normalcy in "Things Change".Raven: Maybe she didn't want to be found.
- Out of Focus: After Season 2, where she allegedly dies.
- Peek-a-Bangs: In her second appearance, her hair slides over one of her eyes. It's a visual cue to her true loyalty.
- People Puppets: The battle suit Slade gave Terra was designed to control Terra's powers, and her as well. She manages to override it and finish him off.
- Power Incontinence: Why she's broken and paranoid; she can't control her powers, and people have always lashed out at her when they realise that she is the one (inadvertently) causing the disasters.
- Redemption Equals Death: Turning against Slade and fixing the mess she made leads to her petrification. However, since she ultimately gets out of that, this becomes Redemption Earns Life.
- Riddle for the Ages: Terra's ultimate fate. Did she really come back from the dead? If so, does she really have amnesia, or is she just faking it? Each of the Titans has a different answer, and the episode ends before the question can truly be resolved.
- Royals Who Actually Do Something: Downplayed. While she is both a princess and superhero, she doesn't pick up the latter until she runs away and becomes a vagabond. While she's a princess the whole time, it comes up less often than Starfire.
- The Runaway: She fled her country due to the experiments they were doing on her. Now she walks the earth endlessly.
- Save the Day, Turn Away: Played with. Terra would rather not be acknowledged as a villain or hero. High school's more her style.
- Secret Legacy: Formerly Princess Tara of Markovia.
- Selective Obliviousness: Played for drama; her paranoia is so bad that, in her first episode, she immediately leaps to the conclusion that Beast Boy betrayed her by breaking his promise and telling Robin about her Power Incontinence... despite both Robin's detective skills as Batman's sidekick being well known and the fact she had a pretty obvious bout of Power Incontinence right in front of the whole team.
- Sixth Ranger Traitor: She joined the core team a long time after they had formed a team, and eventually betrayed them.
- Star-Crossed Lovers: With Beast Boy due to eventually being turned to stone, and after that, apparently depowered and stripped of her memories.
- Status Quo Is God: This Terra was never really allowed to feel like part of the team. The episode immediately after she joins has her conspicuously absent save a non-speaking cameo at the end and the following episode has her betraying the team.
- Stepford Smiler: Before her FaceHeel Turn she acts friendly and nice because she doesn't want people to see her nerves.
- Stepford Snarker: After her FaceHeel Turn, she replaces smile with snark. Robin doesn't buy into it, giving her a Kirk Summation that shakes her to her core in one episode and a You Are Better Than You Think You Are speech in a later one.
- Suspiciously Specific Denial: In the opening voiceover to the season 2 finale, Aftershock Part 2: "I have done horrible things, and I have absolutely no regrets."
- Taken for Granite: The strain of using her powers to stop an impending volcanic eruption causes a backlash that turns her into stone. By the end of season 5, she's reverted to normal, presumably depowered, and is now living a civilian life.
- That Man Is Dead: She tells Beast Boy the Terra he thought he knew is now just a memory in her final appearance.
- Tomboy: She's got no problems with getting dirty.
- Tomboy Princess: A consequence of constantly traveling on her own. A princess without an entourage will do a lot of dirty work.
- Too Dumb to Live: Terra's Protagonist Journey to Villain, as tragic as it may be, does ultimately stem from Terra making some pretty dumb decisions.
- Firstly, despite being warned by Robin that Slade is a master manipulator who loves to play headgames and is always seeking to ensnare super-teens as his pawns, what does Terra do? That's right, she lets Slade get her alone and then she lets him get under her skin as he blatantly tries to recruit her.
- Secondly, when Robin notes after welcoming her to the Titans that they'll need to work on her Power Incontinence, Terra immediately accuses Beast Boy of betraying her and runs away... as opposed to recalling either A: that Robin is publicly known to be Batman's former apprentice, and Batman is famous as one of the world's greatest detectives, B: that she had a very obvious narrowly-averted Super-Power Meltdown during the battle they all just participated in, or C: both A and B. What makes this even worse is that Robin was neither hostile nor confrontational when he brought it up, simply acknowledging it as a legitimate issue that needed working on, so there was really no need for her to run away like that.
- Finally, after running away from the Titans, Terra decides the perfect person to go to in pursuit of finally mastering her Power Incontinence, which the Titans had already freely offered to do, is... Slade. The creepy, manipulative, Obviously Evil self-admitted supervillain with plans of conquest and domination. There comes a point where it almost seems like Terra was really on the verge of turning supervillain anyway after all her hard luck, and Slade was just a convenient excuse.
- Took a Level in Jerkass: Zig-Zagged. Once she receives a HeelFace Door-Slam, Terra is enraged, alternately sadly reminiscing of her time together with her friends in one moment and lashing out at them the next, culminating in her begging Beast Boy to "destroy" her.
- Town Girls: The Butch to Raven's Neither and Starfire's Femme. She's rather tomboyish.
- Tyke-Bomb: She was made into one to defend Markovia and left before her powers could be stabilized. Later, Slade hones her abilities and preys on her insecurities to make her into a more effective one.
- Unexplained Recovery: Discussed and Played for Drama. None of the Titans have any idea how Terra came back to life, nor does the show offer an explanation.
- Villains Want Mercy: In the season 2 finale, Terra had ambushed each of the Titans and took them out one by one with an almost sadistic glee. By the beginning of the following episode, they come back with a vengeance and attack her, catching Terra off guard. She even had the nerve to beg Beast Boy not to attack her despite her attempts on their lives the previous episode.
- We Used to Be Friends: After her HeelFace Turn, she becomes this to the original Titans, who mourn her loss to an extent but temper that sorrow with acceptance of how much she endangered them.
- Weak-Willed: She is so lost and confused that she desperately needs someone else to set her life's course for her. Only at the end does she finally find the strength to choose for herself.
- Woobie, Destroyer of Worlds: Her powers cause earthquakes because she can't control them. She turns evil because she fell in with a horrible parental influence.
Voiced by: Michael Rosenbaum (English), Luis Enrique Poján (Latin American Spanish), Hervé Rey (FR)
Powers/Abilities: Super Speed"I'm Kid Flash. The fastest boy alive."
A charming speedster who develops a thing for Jinx and manages to convince her to change sides.
- Adaptation Dye-Job: His eyes are green in the comics.
- Adaptational Badass: His comic self is in no way harmless, but this version of the character raises his skills to One-Man Army levels, which in the comics he didn't reach until he became the Flash himself.
- Battle Couple: With Jinx, his girlfriend and fellow superhero.
- Beware the Nice Ones: He's a friendly superhero so don't get on his bad side. Seriously, don't.
- Dating Catwoman: Flirted with Jinx when she was with Hive Five. He's no longer this when she leaves them and becomes a superheroine.
- Deadpan Snarker: Pokes fun at the H.I.V.E. Five for still going by that name even though there are six members.
- The Dulcinea Effect: Of sorts, with Jinx. Once he crosses paths with her, Kid Flash continuously tries to convince Jinx to make a HeelFace Turn.
- Expy: Of his incarnation from the Justice League cartoon. Like his DCAU counterpart, he's Fun Personified (a trait that would be carried by later incarnations), snarky, and flirty, and though he likes messing with the bad guys, he can see the good in some and bring it out. His consistent characterization in both shows was one reason why some viewers believed that Teen Titans was a DCAU entry.
- Fragile Speedster: He can be stopped if he runs into a sturdy enough surface.
- Fun Personified: He's a very friendly, playful guy who likes joking around and teasing others.
- Hyperactive Metabolism: Spends a lot of his early scenes in Lightspeed eating or attempting to. It's also made clear that the best way to beat him is to tire him out.
- I Warned You: Tells the Hive Five, specifically Jinx, not to go work for the Brotherhood of Evil. When he encounters the boys from the team doing just that in the final battle he reminds them that he said that and now they're not only in deep but on the losing side, adding "Hate to say it, but told ya!"
- Innocent Blue Eyes: Likely signaling his trusting nature towards Jinx, which Madame Rouge takes advantage of.
- He can use his speed to phase through walls, shocking the Hive Five. It's why you need a containment field to hold him.
- When Madame Rouge gets him tired, he just runs though the walls instead, leaving an Impact Silhouette.
- It Amused Me: He spends most of his introduction episode simply toying around with Hive Five, even though he was fully capable of turning them in at any time.
- Kid-anova: In the animated show he only flirts with Jinx but the tie-in comic plays this completely straight. This lands him in some hot water with his girlfriend, Jinx, when he ends up flirting with different Titans girls.
- Manic Pixie Dream Girl: A gender-flipped version because he's the reckless free spirit that is trying to get a wound-too-tightly chick to loosen up and have fun.
- Nice Guy: So nice, in fact, that he reformed a supervillainess.
- Official Couple: He successfully courts Jinx.
- One-Man Army:
- Madame Rouge hypes Kid Flash up as being one of the harder team heroes to capture. Indeed, he spent the first half of his introduction episode screwing around with all of the Hive Five, a group of villains that even the Titans had trouble beating together.
- He and Jinx show up to the final battle. He proceeds to clean up villains so fast his fellow speedsters Mas and Menos are impressed. Shortly after, Raven notes that the battle got a lot easier.
- Opposites Attract: He's in an official relationship with Jinx, who is his opposite in almost every way. He's perky/happy, comedic, good, while Jinx is dark in looks, personality, and her powers. He seems to have a thing for "gothic girls" despite their personalities typically being nothing like his. This is evidenced by the fact that in the comics for the animated series, he flirted with Raven and Argent, two other gothic/dark characters.
- Required Secondary Powers: Until he starts getting tired, running through walls (not phasing) doesn't seen to bother him too much. Also people he carries at super speed don't seem to be damaged by it. He is, however capable of being stopped if he runs into someone or something sufficiently sturdy.
- Super Speed: If it wasn't obvious enough. He's so fast that that he can vibrate his molecules through walls and send cars flying simply by running past them. This applies to his fine motor skills too, as he's able to quickly dismantle Gizmo's workshop with a wrench and mess with Gizmo's tools to turn them into a mini-cage around him.
- The Trope Kid: Kid Flash.
Voiced by: Jason Marsden (English), Víctor Díaz (Latin American Spanish), Gilles Morvan (FR)
Powers/abilities: Generating radioactive energy blasts and explosions, flight, super-strength."As long as I am in this place, the world is safe from me."
A Russian super-soldier with powerful radioactive abilities, which he can't control. He isolates himself in a remote, abandoned nuclear facility out of fear of harming others with his powers, and is regarded with fear and hate by those who know him for the damage he's caused before and who believe him to be the monster who ravages the village.
Despite that reputation, in person he's a polite, kind young man who wants desperately to help in spite of what he's become, but whose fear of his own power keeps him in self-imposed exile.
- Afraid of Their Own Strength: He's terrified of his own powers; considering they make him a walking nuclear bomb and he has very little control of them, it's a justified fear.
- Angst Nuke: Three of the triggers of his powers are frustration, anger, and fear.
- Child Soldiers: He was a teenager when he was picked to be part of the experiment to create supersoldiers, and must've been in the army for at least several years before that to have achieved the rank of captain.
- Composite Character:
- His powers are similar to Starfire's (energy blasts, super strength, flight, environmental immunity, extreme durability, etc.)
- His physical appearance is basically a male human Starfire (red hair and eyes that glow a dull green, although his do not have visible pupils or irises). His eyes also glow when he is powering up, like Starfire's, granted his glow with his signature red energy as opposed to Starfire's green energy.
- He has Power Incontinence if he becomes too emotional like Raven.
- His willingness to help people but to accidentally cause trouble thanks to his Power Incontinence is no different from Terra's issues.
- He has a similar I Just Want to Be Normal demeanor and mechanical/technological skills to Cyborg.
- He has as similar origin story and military rank to Captain America.
- He has what is essentially a Cold War USSR era version of Bucky Barnes WWII costume (Even has a Captain America-esque star right in the middle of his chest). Likewise when his powers are going critical, the resulting Power Glows makes his visor look like Bucky's Domino Mask.
- Distaff Counterpart: To Starfire. Fitting considering his character's original comic book codename was Starfire (as in he was the original "Starfire"). In-universe tho, they have similar personalities (being highly caring to those around them), share similar powers (tho Red Star has to vent built up energy, unlike Starfire who can just power down), and share similar physical traits (red hair, and Red Star's eyes constantly glow green, similar to Starfire's tho his glow red when he powers up, while Starfire's glow green)
- The Dreaded: His former commander refuses to even speak his name out of fear, and the entire village is terrified of him.
- Establishing Character Moment: The first thing we ever see of him is him freeing a bear from a trap set by hunters, showing that despite what we'll later hear about him, he's a good guy.
- Explosive Overclocking: The more he lets his rage out and pushes his power use, the more radioactive energy he can generate, making his attacks stronger, but drastically decreasing the time it takes for his energy to build up to criticallevels.
- Flawed Prototype: He was a test subject of a project to develop super soldiers for the Russian military. While he was granted super human powers, they were also highly unstable and made him into a literal walking nuclear bomb who was just as much a danger to his allies (if not more so) as his enemies. So his superiors had good reason to cancel any further developments of the program.
- Gadgeteer Genius: Developed a lot of skill with snowmobiles, even getting good enough to create an entire fleet and make lasers for them."I have... much free time."
- Genius Bruiser: He's tall, muscular, and primarily known for his destructiveness... But he's also skilled enough to understand, operate, and maintain an old Soviet nuclear facility by himself. He was also able to create a fleet of snowmobiles in his spare time.
- The Good Captain: His rank in the military was captain, as we find out when the general addresses him as "Captain Kovar" near the end of "Snowblind". Incidentally, this is all that's shown of his real name in the show, since he's always just called Red Star; in the comics, his full name is Leonid Constantinovitch Kovar.
- Good Samaritan: Him getting involved with the Titans at all was the result of him helping Starfire when she'd passed out after getting lost in a snowstorm.
- Husky Russkie: He's about as tall as Cyborg, and even without the heavy coat he's very well-built.
- I Am a Monster: After his destructive powers first manifested, he had this opinion of himself. Until Starfire, no one disagreed with him.
- I Love Nuclear Power: Granted he doesn't "love" his powers, but the trope is played straight. he was granted his abilities thanks to nuclear age Soviet Super Science, and one of his main abilities is directed blasts of radioactive energy. If he doesn't perform a controlled vent of his powers, eventually he will literally explode like a nuke.
- Last of His Kind: Starfire asks if there are others like him. Red Star replies that there aren't...anymore. Implying he wasn't the only test subject of the project who managed to gain super powers, but he is the only one to still be alive after so long.
- Misunderstood Loner with a Heart of Gold: Despite what the people in the surrounding city think, not only is he not a monster who delights in causing harm, he doesn't even know that his powers are creating the monster that attacks the village periodically.
- Monochromatic Eyes: His eyes changed to a blank green after the experiment that gave him his powers; previously, his eyes were normal.
- Mythology Gag:
- At one point, the Titans forget his codename. In comics, prior to being Red Star, he was named Starfire. This reference is also why Starfire takes such a prominent role in the episode introducing him.
- His eyes glow green and lack pupils or irises, referencing Starfire's design in most of her comic appearances.
- His red radioactive energy and the generally unstable nature of his powers make a strange sense when you notice he was one of Professor Chang's early experiment. Professor Chang is the one who developed Xenothium, a red colored, highly powerful, and highly unstable chemical energy source. Whatever was used to grant Red Star his powers seems most likely to have been a early version or precursor of Xenothium.
- Related to the above. The large containers he vents his radioactive energy into look like giant vials of Xenothium once charged.
- Nice Guy: He's a deeply caring person and is willing to put himself on the line for people (or even animals) that he's never met and with no expectation of getting anything in return. That concern for others was the reason he wouldn't help fight the nuclear monster initially, as he was afraid of losing control of his power and hurting people.
- Older Than They Look: Despite being a "Teen" Titan, the emblems on his uniform are those of the Soviet Armed Forces (which were disbanded in 1991), his uniform is appears as a modified Red Army officer's coat circa the 1960s, his flashbacks are in black/white film reel style which further alludes to mid-century Russia, he was one of Professor Chang's earlier experiments (and both Chang and Red Star's former commanding officer have greatly aged since), the tank used in one of his strength tests was a Soviet T-34 (which were phased completely out of service by the USSR in the late 1960s). On top of that he holds the military rank of Captain, which usually takes at least a couple of years minimum military service to achieve (and a recruit had to be 18 to join the Red Army, so by rank alone he would have had to have been at least 20 years old before his exile). So in all likely hood, Red Star is actually around his mid 50s in chronological age. Most probably the experiment that gave him his powers greatly slowed or outright haulted his physical aging processes.
- Person of Mass Destruction: He destroyed an entire city when his powers first appeared; preventing something like that from happening again is something he has to channel his power away regularly to prevent.
- Power Glows: His outbursts of nuclear power are heralded by a red glow that gains in intensity, starting with his eyes.
- Red Eyes, Take Warning: When his normally-green eyes glow red, it's one of the first signs that he's about to lose control of his powers and let off an explosion of energy; the glow intensifies and grows to cover his whole body within a couple seconds, hopefully giving him enough to get clear of other people.
- Soviet Super Science: His design gives the image of a Red Army soldier from the USSR and evidence in his flashbacks point to him gaining his powers around the 1960s.
- Super-Power Meltdown: The main draw back of his super powers. If he doesn't vent his energy when it starts to build up, he literally goes critical, unwillingly venting radioactive energy with the force of a nuclear bomb. This is befitting his status as essentially a walking nuclear reactor
- Supersoldier: The Red Army used him in an experiment to make the perfect soldiers. It seemed to work at first, when it changed him from a scrawny teen to a muscular and powerful fighter with super-strength. The experiment was regarded as a complete success... until his powers showed (very violently) for the first time.
- Testing Range Mishap: Red Star's backstory shows that while he was in a testing range demonstrating his abilities against tanks, Power Incontinence causes him to accidentally destroy a city.
- Unexplained Recovery: Despite his apparent death at the end of his first episode, he returns alive and well in the episode "Titans Together" without explanation.
Voiced by: Bumper Robinson (English), Ángel Balam (Latin American Spanish, Season 2), Luis Enrique Poján (Latin American Spanish, Season 5), Tristan Petitgirard (FR)
Powers/abilities: Pyrokinesis, Heat transformation, Heat Vision, Superhuman durability and endurance"That's because....I was just warming up."
A hotheaded pyrokinetic solo hero from Morocco who first met the Titans when kidnapped by the Master of Games to compete in a "Tournament of Heroes where he was forced to fight Robin. He became an honorary Titan after the Master was defeated and his powers were returned to him.
- Adaptation Name Change: While his super-name from the comics, Joto, was chosen because it meant heat in Swahili, it was also discovered to be an offensive Latin-American Spanish word for gay people, so it was changed to Hot Spot for the cartoon and in the comics.
- Adaptational Nationality: Hot Spot is American in the comics. In the show, he is Moroccan.
- Adaptational Superpower Change: In the comics, Hot Spot has the ability to generate intense thermal energy from his hands. In appearance, the power was very similar to pyrokinesis, but he could not generate actual flame. In the show, he is a clear pyrokinetic.
- Afraid of Their Own Strength: Only in situations where they are a liability, and seeing as he lives next to an extensive oil field this limits where he is willing to go while using his powers. During his fight with Rouge, he prefers not to power down after he figures out that as indestructible as she is she cant hold on to him while he is powered up which limits his movements.
- All for Nothing: After spending the better part of a day fighting and fleeing from Madame Rouge, he burns himself out in a final attempt to take her out and escape from her and protect the rest of the Titans by keeping her from getting a Titans communicator. Not only does this allow her to capture him, she also takes his form and almost immediately gets Robin to give her a communicator to replace the one Hot Spot had destroyed to keep her from stealing one.
- A Day in the Limelight: The episode "Trust" is dedicated to Madame Rouges attempts to steal his communicator from him.
- Flaming Hair: He occasionally appears to have a fire atop his head while transformed, especially while Burning with Anger, but usually keeps a bald look.
- Jerk with a Heart of Gold: He is quick to anger in some situations and will snap at anyone trying to boss him around but his immediate response upon learning that Madame Rouge is only after him for his communicator is to destroy it to protect the other Titans even knowing that he is removing any reason she had for trying not to kill him.
- I Work Alone: While he is an honorary Titan he prefers to work alone and is not only hesitant to call in help but insulted when it is insinuated he needs to. Even if he is happy to see Robin that does not mean he will take orders from him, especially if they contradict what Isaiah knows about a situation.
- Man of Kryptonite: Hot Spot's powers make it impossible for Madame Rouge to capture by force- at least directly and make it difficult for her to hold up her transformations while near him.
- Monochromatic Eyes: While he is powered up his eyes are completely white.
- Movie Superheroes Wear Black: His costume is much sleeker and black in contrast to the busy grey yellow and white bodysuit with cropped hoodie from the comics, though his comics costume eventually came to reflect the more simplified one from the show.
- The Noseless: While transformed since magma doesn't have a nose.
- Le Parkour: How he gets around his city, running, jumping and climbing.
- Playing with Fire: He is Pyrokinetic.
- Properly Paranoid: By the time Robin actually does show up to help him against Madame Rouge, hes been fighting her for a very long time and discovered that she spent hours masquerading as Robin trying to help him escape from Madame Rouge, so he is not up for another Remember That You Trust Me from anyone who looks or sounds like Robin and just runs from both Robins so hell only have to fight one at a time.
- Wreathed in Flames: When he is powered up he transforms to look like he is made of fire or magma trapped in glass.
Thunder and Lightning
Thunder Voiced by: S. Scott Bullock (English), José Mendez (Latin American Spanish), Sylvain Lemarie (FR)
Lightning Voiced by: Quinton Flynn (English), Rolman Bastidas (Latin American Spanish), Eric Missoffe (FR)
Powers/Abilities: Electricity manipulation, above-average agility (Lightning). Sonic blast generation, superhuman strength (Thunder). Flight, rain generation (Both).
A pair of supernatural brothers with storm-based powers who search for new ways to amuse themselves, regardless of how much damage they cause or how many lives they jeopardize in the process. They first come into conflict with the Titans when they use their powers to destroy a bridge and are later manipulated by Slade into using their powers to create a monstrous fire demon to destroy Jump City. Fortunately, they undergo a HeelFace Turn and combine their powers to form a rainstorm that destroys the fire monster, which summarily helps them make peace with the Titans and become Honorary Titans as well.
- Adaptation Personality Change: In the original comics, the brothers are both rather aggressive and desperate, as their powers were slowly killing them, but Thunder is shown to be a bit more aggressive. The animated versions of them are more playful, with Thunder being more open-minded while Lightning is impulsive.
- Adaptation Explanation Extrication: In the original comics, their entire backstory was explained. They have virtually no development in the animated series.
- Adaptational Angst Upgrade: Inverted. In the original comics, both brothers were slowly dying. It is explained that their own powers were destroying them, and they needed a transfusion of their father's blood to survive. In the animated series, they are simply mischievous teens with powers.
- Armor-Piercing Question: Thunder says this when Lightning is about to strike him down.Thunder: Tell me brother, are we still having fun?
- Bash Brothers: Thunder and Lightning work well together; it's their motif. They are also brothers.
- Et Tu, Brute?: Lightning reacts this way when Thunder attacks him to end their fight with the Titans.
- Flight: Both of them are capable of flying in distinct ways. Lightning transmutes the lower part of his body into electricity while Thunder summons a cloud to ride on.
- Foolish Sibling, Responsible Sibling: Though they both relish in the chaos they create from their "playtime", Thunder is the first to realize what kind of trouble their actions cause after Beast Boy calls him out on it. Lightning, however, is fixated on keeping himself amused and doesn't realize the amount of danger he puts others in until the climax of his debut episode.
- It Amused Me: They started wrecking things because they were bored and looking for fun.
- Make Some Noise: Thunder is capable of firing powerful blasts of sonic energy from his hands not unlike what Cyborg can do with his sonic cannons.
- My God, What Have I Done?:
- Thunder has a moment when Beast Boy points out how he and his brother are putting people in danger, causing him to question their actions. He later gets another one that sticks during his next encounter with Beast Boy.
- Lightning starts to feel this way when he's about to strike down Thunder.
- Both have this moment after they helped create a giant monster made of fire.
- Non-Standard Character Design: Their designs look much more like a classic anime, ala Astro Boy or Cyborg 009, with Thunder especially having his eyes stylized as connected together rather than being individual.
- Not So Different: The way Beast Boy saw them, although their random destruction was much more dangerous than his pranks.
- One-Shot Character: They only speak in one episode, and merely cameo in others.
- Red Oni, Blue Oni: Lightning is the impulsive red to Thunder's conflicted blue.
- Shock and Awe: Lightning is capable of generating powerful bolts of electricity and generate lightning from his hands.
- Sibling Team: These brothers fight together, and even have the power to make rain when working together.
- Smug Super: They are very confident about their powers, although Lightning embodies this more due to lower impulse control.
- Worthy Opponent: When they first meet, Thunder takes an interest in Beast Boy's "power of the animals" and challenges him to a one-on-one fight, during which Beast Boy telepathically convinces him to step away from their rampage. He later tends to single Beast Boy out from among the Titans as "the green one".
- You Don't Look Like You: In the comics, Thunder and Lightning were just men in superhero costumes.
Kole and Gnarrk
Kole Voiced by: Tara Strong (English), Lidia Abbout (Latin American Spanish), Dorothee Pousseo (FR)
Gnarrk Voiced by: Dee Bradley Baker (English), Carlos Vitale (Latin American Spanish), Mathieu Buscatto (FR)
Powers/Abilities: Full-body crystallization providing augmented durability (Kole). Above-average physical strength and endurance, skilled tracker and survivalist (Gnarrk).
A pair of loyal friends living in a subterranean prehistoric world beneath the Arctic Circle. Kole is a good-natured teenage girl capable of transforming her body into a nigh-indestructible crystalline substance, allowing Gnarrk, a super-strong Neanderthal, to use her as a makeshift weapon.
The duo first come into contact with the Teen Titans when they fall into the formers' underground home and are accosted by a pack of Utahraptors, which Kole and Gnarrk save them from. Shortly after befriending the Titans, Kole is abducted by Dr. Light, hoping to use her as a means of powering a device built to absorb the Northern Lights into a newly-created suit to amplify his powers.
- Adaptational Superpower Change: In the original comics, Kole had more powers such as making crystals out of thin air, as well as flight.
- Huge Guy, Tiny Girl: Gnarrk is a hulking caveman and Kole is a tiny teenage girl.
- Book Dumb: As is expected from a prehistoric hominid, but Gnarrk does have crucial survival skills.
- Composite Character: Kole takes over Lilith Clay's role as Gnarrk's companion.
- Contemporary Caveman: Gnarrk once he leaves his underground home and goes topside to help the Titans.
- Grievous Harm with a Body: Thanks to being able to turn herself into a nearly-indestructible crystalline substance, Kole is capable of being wielded as an improvised club by Gnarrk.
- Huge Guy, Tiny Girl: Gnarrk and Kole share this dynamic.
- Nice Girl: Kole is sweet, perky, and unwaveringly loyal to Gnarrk.
- Nice Guy: Gnarrk is kind and loyal to his friend Kole.
- Pokémon Speak: All Gnarrk ever says is his name.
- Powered by a Forsaken Child: The reason Kole lives underground with Gnarrk away from modern society. People had tried to abuse her power for their own gain in the past, presumably to power superweapons like what Dr. Light planned to do. She eventually decided humanity couldn't be trusted and exiled herself to the underground.
- Spared by the Adaptation: Kole was created for the sole purpose of dying for Crisis on Infinite Earths. This version survived.
- You Gotta Have Blue Hair: Kole has pink hair.
Voiced by: Jim Cummings ("Winner Take All"), Dee Bradley Baker ("Trust" onwards)
Powers/Abilities: Superhuman Strength, durability, resilience, and sharp horns
A hulking and animalistic yet silent hero with the physical prowess of the animal of his namesake, Wildebeest was one of the heroes unwillingly drafted into the Master of Games' "Tournament of Heroes".
- Beast Man: He's half man and half wildebeest.
- The Silent Bob: Wildebeest doesn't speak, mostly only communicating through grunts but he's still able to convey his emotions through them
- Younger Than He Looks: In the tie-in comics, he's revealed to be a toddler who turns into a bestial form when in a state of high agitation.
Voiced by: Dave Coulier ("Deep Six"), Dee Bradley Baker ("Calling All Titans")
Powers/Abilities: Water breathing, Technological genius, Body and muscle inflation to grant enhanced strength and durability
A diminutive undersea blowfish-like creature and a friend of Aqualad who aids the Titans in dealing with Trident by fixing their ship after it is damaged in an ambush
- Fish People: he appears to resemble a humanoid blowfish.
- Expy: He's one to the character Lagoon Boy due to him being an Atlantean with the power to inflate his body to give himself super strength and durability.
- Gadgeteer Genius: Tramm has enough technical know-how to help Cyborg repair the T-sub after it's ambushed by Trident
- Growing Muscles Sequence: As it's revealed in his second appearance, Tramm can inflate himself to increase his muscle mass to the point of becoming a Top-Heavy Guy with immense strength and durability.
- The Unintelligible: Aqualad seems to be the only one capable of understanding the gibberish that comes from his mouth.
Melvin, Timmy Tantrum, Teether, and Bobby
Melvin and Timmy Tantrum Voiced by: Russi Taylor
Teether Voiced by: Tara Strong
Powers/Abilities: imagination manifestation (Melvin), sonic screaming (Timmy Tantrum), matter consumption and rapid-fire spitting (Teether), enhanced strength and durability, sharp claws, invisibility, and super leaping (Bobby)
A trio of child heroes and siblings who are put under Raven's watch when they are targeted by the Brotherhood of Evil. Though they don't appear to be capable of anything initially, being attacked by Monsieur Mallah allows them the chance to show what they're really capable of.
- The Baby of the Bunch: Between the three of them, Teether is obviously this on account of being an infant, and with the exception of Más y Menos, they are the youngest heroes on the show to be named honorary titans.
- Canon Foreigner: they have no comic counterpart and were made exclusively for the series.
- Eyes Always Shut: Timmy usually always has his eyes closed except when he and his siblings are frightened by Raven's story about what happened to her during the events of the fourth season.
- Extreme Omnivore: This turns out to be Teether's power, as even though he is never shown outright eating the restraints Mallah put him and his siblings in, he is able to bite through them as if they were normal food and spit them at Mallah like bullets from a machine gun.
- Gender-Blender Name: Melvin is not typically a name one would imagine to be had by a girl instead of a boy.
- Imaginary Friend: Raven believes Bobby to be one of these that Melvin (who she believes is a telekinetic) has conceived to explain strange phenomena that happens to them, or so it seems...
- Not-So-Imaginary Friend: Bobby, who is actually a construct created by Melvin's imagination that has the power to turn himself invisible and make himself visible at will.
- Killer Teddy Bear: This is Bobby's true form, being a massive, sharp-toothed and sharp-clawed teddy bear who's strong enough to trade blows with Monsieur Mallah.
- Make Me Wanna Shout: This is revealed to be Timmy Tantrum's power, as he's able to release powerful sonic booms with his screams when agitated enough.
- Meaningful Name: Teether has a habit of chewing on different things around him and Timmy Tantrum has a Hair-Trigger Temper. They become more meaningful once their powers are revealed.
- Walking Spoiler: it's hard to discuss these kids without revealing what they can really do.
Voiced by: Hynden Walch
Powers/Abilities: Plasma-Energy Manipulation, Flight, Resistance to Extreme Air Pressure
A young superheroine from New Zealand. In the tie-in comics, she joins Titans North.
- Adaptational Dye Job: Her bangs are dyed red. Also, her plasma constructs are red, while in the comics they were silver.
- Adaptational Nationality: American in the comics, New Zealander here.
- Adaptation Relationship Overhaul: In the comics, she was close friends with Hot Spot. In this show, they don't interact.
- Aloof Dark-Haired Girl: She's an attractive, introverted goth girl.
- Captain Patriotic: Possibly, since she dons herself in the national colors of New Zealand (and the Maori people).
- Chest Insignia: She has a red "A" tattoo just below her neck.
- Curtains Match the Windows: She has red irises to match her red bangs.
- Dark Is Not Evil: A superheroine whose color scheme is mostly black and dark red and wears gothic fashion.
- Deadpan Snarker: She's sarcastic with a dry sense of humor.
- Elegant Gothic Lolita: How she dresses.
- Ensemble Dark Horse: Appeared in only two episodes, yet is very popular in the fandom.
- Expy: She has the powerset of the Green Lantern, along with the attire and appearance of Nico Minoru from the Runaways.
- Hard Light: Her primary power is creating plasma/energy constructs.
- Mysterious Past: We never learn her origins.
- Race Lift: Italian-American in the comics, New Zealander (and possibly Maori) here.
- Raven Hair, Ivory Skin: She has natural black hair and silver/grey skin.
- Red and Black and Evil All Over: Averted, since she's a superheroine.
- What the Hell Is That Accent?: She's from New Zealand, but her accent is British.
Powers/Abilities: Posession, Clairvoyance, Mind Control, Hand-to-Hand Combat
A mute superhero who lives in the mountains of Tibet.
- Adaptation Relationship Overhaul: We may never learn if he got together with Kole like in the comics.
- Demoted to Extra: From a significant member of the New Teen Titans line-up to a minor supporting role in two episodes.
- Grand Theft Me: His superpower.
- Hair of Gold, Heart of Gold: He's an innocent, caring, kind-hearted blonde boy.
- Martial Pacifist: He dislikes violence, but he'll fight to win if he has to.
- Mysterious Past: We never learn his origins.
- Nature Lover: He's introduced living a life a solitude atop a flowery Tibetan mountain summit, playing his guitar in a state of peace.
- The Silent Bob: He can't speak unless he possesses someone who can.
- Unrelated in the Adaptation: We also may never know if he's the son of Slade/Deathstroke.
Voiced by: Diane Delano
Powers/Abilities: Superhuman Strength, Durability and Endurance; Extensive Hearing; Heat Touch
A professional Mexican wrestler and superheroine.
- Amazonian Beauty: She's got muscles and she's easy on the eyes.
- Blood Knight: She really enjoys beating up her opponents.
- Cat Girl: Assuming she has the same origin as the comics, she's a human mutated with cat DNA.
- Celebrity Superhero: In that she's a celebrity wrestler who's also a superheroine.
- Masked Luchador: Her job outside of hero work.
- Mysterious Past: We never learn her origins.
- Signature Move: The Panther's Claw, a painful heat touch.
- Super Senses: She has extensive hearing that can alert her of approaching enemies.
- Super Strength: She's strong enough to defeat Cinderblock single-handedly, and can perform body slams that create small explosions.
- Unrelated in the Adaptation: In the comics, she's Wildebeest's adoptive mother. Here, they're just close friends.
Voiced by: Khary Payton
Powers/Abilities: Portal Generation, Sonic Blasts, Enhanced Strength, Hand-to-Hand Combat
A superhero who resides in Limbo.
- Adaptation Relationship Overhaul: He was Bumblebee's boyfriend in the comics. In this show, they never interact.
- Badass Normal: With or without his trumpet, he can hold his own against multiple enemies.
- Dimensional Traveler: His magical trumpet can open up multi-dimensional portals, one of which he resides in.
- Musical Assassin: His trumpet can also produce sonic blasts.
- Mysterious Past: We never learn his origins.
Powers/Abilities: Electrokinesis, Hand-to-Hand Combat, Enhanced Strength and Speed, Flight, Stealth
An electricity-powered superhero.
- Adaptational Backstory Change: In the original comics, he was a time traveler trying to Set Right What Once Went Wrong. In the tie-in comics for this series, he's from an alternate universe and is trying to get back home.
- Amazing Technicolor Population: His skin is blue.
- A Day in the Limelight: An issue of the tie-in comic is devoted to him.
- Demoted to Extra: In the comics, a vital member of the Team Titans. Here, he doesn't get to speak until the tie-in comics, where he becomes an Ascended Extra.
- Depending on the Artist: The tie-in comic gives him a slightly different design.
- Dimensional Traveler: He's from an alternate universe.
- Flying Brick: He can fly and has super strength.
- Shock and Awe: His primary superpower.
- Shout-Out: His hair is similar to Thunderbolt's from Justice League Unlimited, and his overall design resembles Inazuman.
- Stripperific: A Rare Male Example; his only clothes are his black gloves, boots, and speedo.
- You Gotta Have Blue Hair: In this case, magenta hair.
Powers/Abilities: Master Swordsmanship, Martial Arts, Hand-to-Hand Combat
A Japanese superhero.
Voiced by: Dee Bradley Baker
An alternate impish Robin from an alternate universe who can bend reality.
- Catchphrase: "Oops!"
- Cloud Cuckoo Lander: Oh, very much so.
- Dimensional Traveller: From his home of Dimension 4 and 9/8 to the Titans' dimension.
- Expy: Of Bat-Mite, as well as a one-shot character of the same name from Pinky and the Brain.
- Failure Hero: His attempts at helping Robin only piss him off, but they do succeed when they work together.
- The Friend Nobody Likes: Downplayed, since the Titans do like him, but they find him more of an annoyance than anything else.
- Mythology Gag:
- His real name, "Nosyarg Kcid", is "Dick Grayson"note spelled backwards.
- Beast Boy is the one who nicknames him "Larry", which was also the name of his old Doom Patrol teammate Negative Man.
- Nice Job Breaking It, Hero!: Here, "it" means "reality". (But to be fair, Robin played a part, and it was an accident.)
- Reality Warper: His main power, thanks to his "magic finger". Too bad he's not very good with it.
Voiced by: Virginia Madsen (English), Rebeca Aponte (Latin American Spanish)
Arella was a denizen of the extradimensional realm of Azarath and the mother of the Teen Titan Raven.
Arella unwittingly became the bride of the evil inter-dimensional being known as Trigon, but shortly after the wedding Trigon made love to her and then abandoned her rather than make her his queen. Through this union, Arella gave birth to Raven and raised her in the peaceful realm of Azarath. Despite Arella's efforts, her daughter was bound to Trigon by a prophecy which entails the subjugation and destruction of all life. Arella forever gave Raven her love, even knowing what she was destined to become: a vessel for Trigon's evil.
When the prophecy was about to come to pass, Raven desperately sought out Azarath for help, only to find the city at first apparently deserted. A white dove led Raven to her mother, who could offer neither help nor comfort since the prophecy was inevitable. Right afterwards, it was revealed that the sound state of Azarath had been in fact a cruel illusion: The city was destroyed and in flames, and its people, including Arella, had apparently perished.
- Good Parents: Even though Raven was destined to be Trigon's vessel, Arella still gave her all her love.
- Meaningful Name: Arella means "Messenger Angel".
- Missing Mom: To Raven. She perished after Azarath was burned.
- Purple Is Powerful: Like Raven, her purple eyes represent power.
- Strong Family Resemblance: Aside from their difference in skin tone, she and Raven bear a strong resemblance to each other.
- Teen Pregnancy: If she shares the backstory of her comic book counterpart, then she conceived Raven as a teen.
- Ugly Guy, Hot Wife: Hot Wife to Trigon's Ugly Guy because he's a demon.
- You Gotta Have Blue Hair: Raven inherited the purple hair.
A breadbox-size mutant silkworm. Initially bred by supervillain Killer Moth to be one of his evil moth minions, Beast Boy found him and took him in. Starfire took an immediate shine to him, and started to take care of him; unfortunately, the food she gave him led him to grow to a monstrous size, and he exploded. Thankfully, he was only molting, and a new Silkie was born from the ooze. He mostly serves as a source of many a Funny Background Event.
- Big Creepy-Crawlies: He a silkworm that's the size of a small dog, whereas most silkworms are only a few inches long.
- Big Eater: Shown to eat quite a ton when hungry, and he'll eat almost anything too.
- Canon Immigrant: He was created for the series, but immigrated as part of Kori's DC You series—albeit as a creature native to Tamaran and the spelling modified to "Syl'Khee".
- Disney Death: He seemingly explodes at the end of his first full appearance, only for the Titans to find him in his larva form in the remains of his giant body. Turns out he was just molting.
- Team Pet: Technically Starfire's, but he's also a pet for the Titans as a whole. He's mostly there to look cute (or Ugly Cute as the case may be).
Voiced by: Tom Kenny (English), Luis Carreño (Latin American Spanish)
A cybernetic hermit that lives beneath the city junkyard and spends most (if not all of his time) salvaging and repairing thrown-out electronic devices.
- Creepy Monotone: His voice lacks inflections to signify his high level of robotization and separation from emotion.
- The Stoic: He shows little emotion. Even when Cyborg rekindles his desire to "live" instead of simply be "operating normally", he is still very reserved.
- Technopath: He's capable of controlling machinery with his mind.
- Well-Intentioned Extremist: He sincerely wishes to repair Cyborg after rescuing him from a trash heap. Unfortunately, his idea of fixing involves getting rid of Cyborg's "biological components".
Voiced by: Stephen Root (English), Framk Maneiro (Latin American Spanish)
- Aliens Are Bastards: It turns out that Val-Yor isn't as heroic as he claims.
- Anti-Hero: He does nothing genuinely evil on-screen and, as far as we know, the Locrix are believably an Always Chaotic Evil alien race that needed to be put down. That said, he is a racist jackass that stirs a great deal of internal turmoil with the Titans he is working with. To further cement his status as an antagonist rather than a villain, Val-Yor never returns to cause trouble after his earthly mission is complete.
- Bitch in Sheep's Clothing: He acts all friendly towards the Titans, except Starfire, and is seen as a great hero. Then it all turned sour when he called Starfire a "Troq" and when the rest of the Titans learns about his bigotry.
- Broken Pedestal: The Titans including Starfire were awed by his heroics, but they all lost respect to him when he called the latter ''Troq'' and when the former discovered his prejudice against Starfire and all Tamaraneans. By the end of the episode, he declares that the Earthlings are on the same level as the Tamaraneans because they called him out on his racism, making the feeling mutual.Val-Yor: I thought you Earthlings were alright. I guess I was wrong. You're just like the Troqs.
- Bullying a Dragon: Downplayed; he does have powers and is capable of handling on his own in a fight. However, he is still prejudiced against a Flying Brick race with Combo Platter Powers and ferocious temperaments. Within the episode, however, the trope is later examined rather than played straight. Starfire notes, sadly and accurately, that although she could beat Val-Yor in a fight, an unprovoked attack would only give him a justification for his contempt
- Expy: His metallic skin is very similar to Captain Atom.
- Face Death with Dignity: A very negative take. When Starfire and Val-Yor are about to end the Locrix, they spring a trap that incapacitates Val-Yor in their crumbling stronghold. He shows no apprehension or fear at dying and simply tells Starfire to escape. He could easily however, ask Starfire for help but adamantly refuses to do so. Val-Yor's racism is so strong he would rather die than be saved by a Tamaranean.
- Fantastic Racism: Taken Up to Eleven towards Tamaraneans like Starfire.
- Fantastic Slurs: Troq means "Nothing" or "Worthless" which means he calls Starfire a "Stupid Nothing".
- Hate Sink: Of his sole appearing episode. With the Locrix being a race of faceless beings the audience learns nothing about to form any investment in their defeat, Val-Yor and his racism becomes the main antagonistic focus of the episode.
- Hidden Depths: He was seen smiling as he left Earth; while it's probably because he's smirking at being relieved to finally leave a planet full of Tamaranean sympathizers, there's also a possibility that he truly is thankful that Starfire saved him.
- Ironic Name: Zig-Zagging Trope. His name sounds similar to valor meaning "Courage". While he is indeed courageous when facing off against the Locrix, he's anything but when confronted about his racism.
- Jerkass: A racist and a complete asshole all around.
- Jerkass to One: Val-Yor is a jovial and friendly guy to everyone but Starfire. Eventually, when the other Titans confront him on his racism after the Locrix are dealt with, he reverts to being a plain Jerkass to everyone.
- Light Is Not Good: Played with; he wasn't doing anything villainous other than being a racist Jerkass towards Starfire.
- Long-Lost Uncle Aesop: Existed to show that being racist is terrible, and he is never seen again after his debut episode.
- Mysterious Past: Due to being a Canon Foreigner, nothing is revealed about his backstory and/or origins such as if his people have the same powers as him or not, if the Locrix are this Always Chaotic Evil race or it's just part of another group Val-Yor is prejudiced against, or why is he a racist towards Tamaraneans or if the rest of his people share the same contempt as him.
- The Nicknamer: Aside from "Troq" towards Starfire, he called Robin "Spike", Raven "Sunshine", Cyborg "Metal Butt", and Beast Boy "Champ".
- Noble Bigot: Deconstructed. Barring Starfire, Val-Yor genuinely liked the other Titans and is trying to stop an evil alien race, but he's also still a racist who doesn't learn his lesson.
- Politically Incorrect Hero: If not for his racism, he would've been genuinely heroic.
- Reality Ensues: Unlike in other Very Special Episode where the racist's life is saved by a member of the group they are prejudice against, learns the error of their ways and changes for the better, Starfire saving his life didn't make Val-Yor any less of a racist than he was at the start of the episode.
- Ungrateful Bastard: In spite of the fact that Starfire, and by extension the Titans, saved his life and helped him accomplish the mission, he still continues to act racist towards Starfire by half-heartedly "thanking her" and not even apologizing to her in the slightest bit, and when the Titans defend her, he accuses them of being just as bad as the Tamaraneans.
- What the Hell, Hero?: The Titans call him out on his racism.
- You Are a Credit to Your Race: Val-Yor thanks Starfire this way, "complimenting" her on being one of the good Tamaraneans. None of the Titans are impressed.
Voiced by: Takayo Fischer
An elderly Chinese martial arts expert who takes in Robin as a pupil.
- All There in the Script: Her real name, Chu-Hui, is never mentioned onscreen, but is given in the credits.
- The Beastmaster: She commands three mountain guardians - a bear, a snake, and a monkey.
- Calling Your Attacks: She calls Robin's attacks (specifically, the ones he learned on his journey) during his fight with Katarou.
- Canon Foreigner: Was created for the show.
- Ice-Cream Koan: Robin tells her he thought everything she told him had some deeper meaning, including making it up the mountain before nightfall. She explains it's just easier to see the path in daylight.
- Nice Hat: She's got one.
- Old Master: A Rare Female Example.
- Samus Is a Girl: She's the True Master.
- Staff of Authority: Although it looks like a simple peasant's staff.
- Tuckerization: Was named after the series' background painter.
- You Didn't Ask: Her answer when Robin discovers that she's the True Master.
Voiced by: Kimberly Brooks
Warrior and village leader in 3000 B.C. who forms a close bond with Cyborg.
- Blade Below the Shoulder: In battle she wears arm braces with extendable blades.
- Canon Foreigner: Created for the show.
- Compressed Hair: She hides her long hair underneath her helmet.
- Eternal English: Speaks the English language fluently despite living millenia before it existed.
- Lady of War: She's ferocious on the battlefield, but very warm and feminine in private.
- The Leader: Of her village.
- Master Swordsman: As expected of a warrior of her time.
- Muscles Are Meaningless: She has the body of a bikini model, but is strong enough to fight alongside men at least double her size.
- Mythology Gag: Her name is a homophone of "Sarah Simms", Cyborg's love interest from the comics.
- Nubile Savage: She's more modest than most examples.
- Samus Is a Girl: How she's introduced.
- Ship Tease: With Cyborg.
- Stuff Blowing Up: Her attempt at building a generator to recharge Cyborg blows up after a few seconds.
Robin's surrogate father and former mentor. Robin left him some time before the events of this series.
- The Cameo: Appears in one at the end of "Regarding Robin", the first story of issue 47 of the tie-in comic, watching from afar as the team tries to help Robin cope with the anniversary of his parents' deaths. It's revealed that he is the one who has been narrating the whole time, though the comic repeatedly misdirects the reader into thinking it's one of the Titans themselves.
- He also cameos along with the rest of the Justice League in issue 45, when Beast Boy claims they recruited him.
- The Ghost: He never appears in the series proper, nor is he referred to by name, but there are several nods to him throughout:
- In "Apprentice, Part 2", Slade suggests that he might become like a father to Robin; Robin responds "I already have a father" as a swarm of bats flies across the sky.
- Later in "Apprentice, Part 2", Robin as Slade's apprentice is forced to steal from a Wayne Enterprises building.
- In "Haunted", when Raven accesses Robin's mind, one of the memories she sees is Robin silhouetted against the wall of a cave taking an oath with someone, traditionally an aspect of the beginning of Dick Grayson's partnership with Batman.
- In the flashback episode "Go!", a thief Robin confronts in an alley is surprised to see him and asks "Aren't you supposed to be with" before Robin cuts him off.
- Adapted Out: Niles "The Chief" Caulder, original founder and leader of the Doom Patrol from the comics, does not appear and is not mentioned by the Patrol; in the show, The Leader slot belongs to Mento, who serves as a Frontline General. Other references to him are also curiously absent — Robotman briefly mentions a "they" when referring to how he got his body, when it was Caulder who built it for him in the original version, and the control module on Robotman's chest was originally a camera and two-way speaker to communicate with the Chief, who was usually serving as Mission Control.
- Badass in Distress: They're introduced in the Brotherhood of Evil's clutches, messaging Beast Boy for help (who brings the Titans along with).
- Chuck Cunningham Syndrome: As they part ways with the Titans, the Doom Patrol says they will continue chasing the Brotherhood of Evil. Despite this, they're never seen fighting the Brotherhood's mass expansion or targeting of young superheroes, nor do the Titans attempt to contact the Doom Patrol.
- First-Name Basis: Unlike most other superheros and supervillains in this show, who are Only Known by Their Nickname, the Doom Patrol used Code Names but also refer to each other by first name (including Beast Boy, whom they alone call "Garfield").
- I Will Only Slow You Down: In "Homecoming", the Doom Patrol's latest mission is a rank disaster, with the group dropping one member after the other as they proceed from one trap to the next until only Beast Boy and Mento are left.
- Informed Ability: Cyborg indicates the Doom Patrol are "legends", but compared to the Titans they actually seem to be very dysfunctional and bad at working together.
- Leeroy Jenkins: What little we see of the Doom Patrol in action mostly consists of them charging headlong from one incident to the next, which just as often drops them into traps as it results in success. The most strategy we see from them typically involves matching a specific patrol member to a specific obstacle.
- Similar Squad: The team as a whole is a dark mirror of the Titans, with each Titan having a Shadow Archetype among the Doom Patrol sans Beast Boy himself.
- Spared by the Adaptation: In the comic, Beast Boy joined the Titans because the rest of the Doom Patrol died in the end of the original runAlthough . Here Beast Boy elected to leave, ostensibly to step out of Mento's shadow, and they're last seen alive and well.
Voiced by: Xander Berkeley (English), Ledner Belisario (Latin American Spanish), Serge Faliu (FR)
The leader of the Doom Patrol and the go-to nemesis for the Brain. Real name is "Steve".
- Abusive Parents: Not intentionally, but chewing Beast Boy out for saving the team instead of destroying the Brain's doomsday device was not good for BB's emotional development. His general attitude seemed to treat Beast Boy as another recruit, instead as his surrogate son.
- Adaptational Jerkass: Now, it's worth noting that classic 1960s Mento began as a pompous ass and did not get along with Beast Boy (he didn't get along with Cliff or Larry, either), and his appearances in the Titans comics through the 80s and 90s were temperamental at best, but that's still a far cry from the demanding, obsessed, and unforgiving leader in the cartoon, probably a result of his Composite Character nature.
- Arch-Enemy: His venom towards the Brain is palpable.
- Character Development: After spending the better part of two episodes being an unwavering dictator, he finally relents after Beast Boy chews him out over his command style. Best shown when he says "I'll let it slide" after seeing the Titans join the fight against the Brain against his orders in the finale of the season five premiere.
- Composite Character: Combines Mento and The Chief, who in the comics was the actual leader of the Doom Patrol whereas the original Mento was the team's occasional Sixth Ranger and eventually financial backer.
- Cool Hat: Inverted. Mento's got his super-dorky "Pot Head" helmet going on, but it stimulates his psychic powers.
- Disproportionate Retribution: Mento straight up lashes out at Beast Boy when the Brain and Monsieur Mallah escape in the prologue of "Homecoming" and blames him for not taking out the Brain's machine first (when what actually happened was that Beast Boy rescued the patrol, allowing Negative Man to take out the machine only seconds later).
- Distressed Dude: Along with Negative Man for Homecoming Part 1, he is captured by the Brotherhood of Evil.
- General Ripper: A rare heroic example, and easily one of the more self-destructive out there. His entire character arc centers around relentlessly pursuing a vendetta against his long-time nemesis, which almost results in the destruction of his team.
- Grumpy Bear: He's rather sour, due to his intense focus on finishing the mission, though he gets better.
- Knight Templar: A mild case, but in his defense...Cyborg: [The Brain]'s targeting the Tower!
Raven: Not just the Tower. He's targeting the entire city.
Mento: Now you see why I have such a problem with this guy?
- Leeroy Jenkins: His diving head long into danger nearly screws his entire team over. Beast Boy chews him out over it, which gets him to relent.
- Mr. Exposition: "Homecoming: Part 2" starts off with Mento explaining the Brotherhood of Evil in full.
- Parents as People: Downplayed. During the prologue to Homecoming, he encourages Beast Boy to follow the plan "like we practiced", suggesting at least an attempt to build a decent relationship. He just can't drop his Knight Templar focus on the objectives.
- Senseless Sacrifice: He makes it clear that he sees sacrificing one's life as necessary in fighting evil, to which Beast Boy strongly disagrees with.
- Shadow Archetype: Mento takes Robin's obsession with "the mission" and churns it up to borderline Knight Templar levels. Extremism aside, the biggest difference is that while Robin is more focused on the overall goal of winning and as such is more adaptable, Mento seems more concerned about just doing the mission the way it was planned.
- The Unfettered: He puts the mission above everything else, even his own team's survival. It isn't until he's right at the edge of death that he calms down.
- Ungrateful Bastard: Beast Boy saves him and his team twice, and both times he chews him out for it.
Voiced by: Peter Onorati (English), José Granadillo (Latin American Spanish), Thierry Desroses (FR)
The cyborg teammate, whose real name is Cliff. Not known for strategy.
- The Big Guy: The Doom Patrol's Dumb Muscle. The guy can chop trees in half with a swing of his arm.
- Blessed with Suck: He spends five months effectively in a coma after the Brotherhood shuts him down and hangs him out to dry; as invulnerable as he is, he is less than pleased over the fact that he was built with an off-switch.
- Cyborg: Unlike Cyborg himself however, only his brain is still organic.
- Dumb Muscle: Raven makes fun of him over it.Raven: You sure he has a brain in there?
- Lantern Jaw of Justice: His robotic body gives him quite the broad and chiseled chin.
- Leeroy Jenkins: "If he builds it, I'm gonna break it. That's the way we do things in the Doom Patrol".
- Not Quite Dead: It initially appeared that he died during a fight with the Brotherhood of Evil, but it is later revealed that he merely shut down and he later reactivated.
- Pet the Dog: He tries to circumvent one of Mento's lectures so they can celebrate the fact that Beast Boy just turned T-Rex for the first time and saved the Patrol from death, but Mento can only see that the Brotherhood escaped.
- Shadow Archetype: Robot Man is a grumpier and far more impulsive Cyborg, with brain waves as his only remaining 'organ'.
- Useless Accessory: Averted; in the original comics that thing strapped to his chest was a portable two-way camera used to communicate with The Chief remotely when they were out in the field. In the cartoon it appears to be a control mechanism of some sort that Cyborg has to repair.
Voiced by: Judge Reinhold (English), Héctor Indriago (Latin American Spanish), Arnaud Arbessier (FR)
A man wrapped head-to-toe in bandages; his body houses a "negative spirit" that he can project forth for extended periods of time. His real name is Larry.
- Deadpan Snarker: Quips as much as he can when given the chance.
- Distressed Dude: Along with Mento for Homecoming Part 1, he is captured by the Brotherhood of Evil.
- The Faceless: Negative Man's face is covered in bandages, so you never see it.
- Grumpy Bear: He talks as if he's perpetually bored, and coupled with his penchant for snark, he's the most likely member to voice his pessimism over their chances.
- Heroic Sacrifice: He uses his soul to cover for Beast Boy, Mento and Elasti-Girl, but he stays out of his body for so long that he fails to return to his body in time.
- Meaningful Name: His name's Negative Man and he's a snarky Grumpy Bear.
- Not Quite Dead: Somehow manages to survive his Heroic Sacrifice ordeal.
- Shadow Archetype: Negative Man is as deadpan and snarky as Raven, but he seems to be more bored than dispassionate.
- The Stoic: He's low-key compared to everyone else.
Voiced by: Tara Strong (English), Carmen Suárez (Latin American Spanish)
The only female member and the one with the best temperament of the group. Her real name is Rita.
- Amazingly Embarrassing Parents: In the comics, she relates a few of the sillier stories of Beast Boy's childhood to the team.
- The Chick: The only girl in the team. Also by far the nicest of the group and the only one who regularly calls out Mento for his attitude toward Beast Boy.
- Dangerously Short Skirt: She always fights in a miniskirt.
- Heroic Sacrifice: Holds onto a giant boulder that gets shot by a drone, all to give Mento and Beast Boy time to escape.
- Implied Love Interest: She is implied to have a thing going on with Mento ("Steve"), which is rather fitting, since they are married in the comics, and Beast Boy's de facto foster parents.
- Magic Skirt: No Panty Shot despite the mini skirt.
- Mama Bear: Since Beast Boy and Elasti-Girl had a mother-son relationship, she was not only protective of him because he was a teammate or the youngest, but because Beast Boy is like a son to her. She would also always stand-by Beast Boy whenever Mento was really harsh with him or whenever he was scolding him for making a mistake.
- Nice Girl: Elasti-Girl shows to be like Starfire by always showing compassion and consideration for others, and they're the girls of their own team that always have a big heart.
- Not Quite Dead: Survives her Heroic Sacrifice like the other members.
- Parental Substitute: She's the most openly caring of the group towards Beast Boy, and the way she ruffles his hair and gives him a kiss on the cheek are all maternalistic gestures.
- Shadow Archetype: Downplayed. She and Starfire are both The Heart on each team, but the Doom Patrol doesn't have much to hope for, natch, so her advice to Beast Boy after losing a teammate is to not think about it.
- Sizeshifter: Her main power is to grow to gigantic size. In the comics, she could also shrink to miniature size, but it's unknown whether she can do the same in the show.
- Team Mom: She acts as a surrogate mother for Beast Boy.