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    André LeBlanc

The self-styled "world's greatest jewel thief", arrogant André LeBlanc made the international most wanted list. André LeBlanc often clashed with the Russian super-hero Leonid Kovar (who was also known as Starfire and later by the name of Red Star). André LeBlanc delighted in evading capture by the young hero. Interpol requested that the Teen Titans team up with Kovar to safeguard the Crown Jewels of Sweden from André LeBlanc. So confident in his abilities, the bragging thief announced his crimes before they were committed. Mutual antagonism spoiled the joint efforts of the American and Soviet champions, until Kovar rescued the Titans from LeBlanc's deathtraps. Kid Flash then returned the favor by saving Kovar from death on the subway tracks, while Robin defeated LeBlanc in hand-to-hand combat.

    The Antithesis

A mysterious creature, no one knows who or what the Antithesis really is or where he comes from. He is considered the first official villain of the Teen Titans, as he and his "sidekick", Mister Twister, were the first villains that they fought as an official group when the Antithesis was able to mindcontrol the mentors of the original Teen Titans and force them to commit crimes. Antithesis was absorbing their negative emotions, with which he could have enough energy to travel to our dimension. The nascent Titans were forced them to battle their mentors in order to prevent them from committing crimes. Once defeated, the Antithesis swore vengeance upon the Teen Titans, especially Robin, their leader. Defeated, the Antithesis was imprisoned in Limbo, but has returned several times seeking revenge.


AKA: Komand'r
"I've several exquisite tortures in mind for you that I've been planning for months now. It will be fun watching you squirm... and suffer before you eventually die."

Starfire's older sister, Komand'r is bitter, sadistic, and out for her younger sibling's blood. Born the day that The Citadel attacked Tamaran, and later crippled by a childhood illness that left her unable to fly, Komand'r was abhorred by the people of Tamaran, and passed over in favour of Koriand'r. She eventually betrayed her planet to The Citadel, after which she and her sister were both captured by the Psions and granted their starbolt powers. Starfire became a heroine, while Blackfire turned to supervillainy, trying to conquer Tamaran and eliminate her sister.

  • Adaptational Heroism: Blackfire is turned into a Anti-Hero of sorts in the New 52 reboot. Even her animated incarnation, while still very much a villain, omits the cruel acts committed by her comic book counterpart.
  • Archenemy: Introduced as Starfire's, though they're on better terms now.
  • Brought Down to Normal: Once had her abilities stripped by Hawkman of Thanagar using the same technology which bestowed them. Despite this however shes still the warrior queen who rallies her subjects in the face of adversity.
  • Cain and Abel: The Cain to Koriand'r's Abel.
  • Driven by Envy: Envy of Starfire is her driving motivation. It start when all of her privileges, honors, and celebration were later given to her younger sister.
  • Evil Counterpart: To Starfire.
    • Strangely enough, she's one to Donna Troy; both are skilled warriors who come from different societies and who live in the shadow of their more well-known, well-respected siblings. However, Donna truly loves her sister, while Blackfire has nothing but searing hatred toward Starfire.
  • Evil Cripple: Subverted; It's not visible to us at first, but Blackfire's inability to fly was a serious handicap in Tamaranean society. The R.E.B.E.L.S Vol. 2 rolled around and bestowed her with the ability to fly.
  • Evil Redhead: As Starfire's evil sister, this is to be expected.
  • The Evil Princess: She was first in line to inherit the position as Queen, but the fact that she was born without the superpowers that are common on her planet make her seem weak, so her younger sister Starfire becomes first in line. This does not sit well with Blackfire, who then sells her into slavery to get rid of her.
  • Expy: To X-Men's villain Deathbird, who precedes Blackfire's creation by three years, and just like her is also an evil alien princess driven by hatred for her younger, more heroic sister.
  • Freudian Excuse: As the first princess born in centuries, her birth should have been a joyous event. Then, on the day she was born, the Citadel annihilated a city on Tamaran and slaughtered three thousands people in her name, linking her inextricably to the tragedy, and she was robbed of the ability to fly by a childhood illness. Because of this, she was hated by everyone, denied her birthright and treated as a villain until she decided to be one.
  • The Glorious War of Sisterly Rivalry: With her sister Starfire.
  • God Save Us from the Queen!: Actually subverted. Her better understanding of the darker sides of politics and hard-line attitude make her not only a better queen than Myand'r, but a more popular one as well.
  • Hand Blast: As her sister Starfire, it is her main attack.
  • Heel–Face Revolving Door: Started out as a villain, but underwent an epiphany in later New Teen Titans issues, realizing that she was wrong for her jealousy against her sister and vowing to rule Tamaran fairly. However, she'd go back to being a villain by the time of the Rann/Thanagar War miniseries (after having been believed dead and not having appeared for many years) and murdered Hawkwoman. By the time of R.E.B.E.L.S, she slid into being more of an Anti-Villain. In the New 52 continuity, she seems to have the alignment of the Anti-Hero.
  • Human Aliens: Tamaranians are indistinguishable from humans, save the solid green eyes and spray-tan color skin.
  • It's Personal: Once Komand'r takes the throne in NTT, it becomes apparent she's actually a substantially better leader than her weak-willed father, Myand'r. Indeed, her only real problem is her absolutely vicious grudge against her immediate family, which causes her to try and murder or otherwise abuse them even after her throne is secure.
  • Power of the Sun: Blackfire's alien physiology constantly absorbs ultraviolet radiation and converts it to energy.
  • The Resenter: Towards Starfire, and most other Tamaranians for that matter.
  • Sensible Heroes, Skimpy Villains: Inverted with her sister: Blackfire wears a full bodysuit, while her more heroic sister wears what amounts to a skimpy swimsuit.
  • Sibling Rivalry: With Starfire.
  • Statuesque Stunner: She's 188 cm (6'2'') tall-and still slightly shorter than her sister.
  • Stronger Sibling: She couldn't fly to begin with, but her starbolts are actually significantly more powerful than Starfire's.
  • Then Let Me Be Evil: She was treated as a villain by the Tamaraneans for no fault of her own, with her birthright bestowed upon Starfire (who, ironically, was one of the few who didn't hate her). One day, Blackfire snapped and became the villain she had been treated as, starting with attempting to murder Starfire.
  • Unreliable Expositor: During her successful coup of the Tamaranean throne, Kommand'r blames her family for neglecting her for Koriand'r, while her family insists they loved her but she let her jealousy get the better of her. The truth of the matter is never delved into, but it is a known fact that Kommand'r was stripped of her birthright and the throne given to Koriand'r instead

    Brother Blood II 
AKA: Sebastian Blood IX
"The Church of Blood will rise as nonbelievers die in anguish. Trigon will smile upon us. And that, mother... is when we'll really get started."

The second head of the Cult of Blood to bedevil the Titans, Sebastien slew the previous Brother Blood and claimed the title. Possessed of vampiric powers, and obsessed with summoning Trigon, he's about as sinister a minister as you are likely to meet.

  • Enfant Terrible: He's about fourteen years old.
  • Cult: Continues to lead the Cult of Blood, which he has revealed as a group of Trigon worshipers.
  • Evil Sorceror: Sebastian was born into a family of blood. Under the tutelage of the Church of Blood he became a high priest and enacted a curse that required him to murder his father in order to gain his powers and rights as Brother Blood.
  • I Have You Now, My Pretty: One of his best-known acts was resurrecting Raven to be his bride.
  • Legacy Character: Sebastian was the ninth individual to assume the name of Brother Blood.
  • Mega Manning: He has absorbs powers through drinking blood.
  • Our Vampires Are Different: After biting and drinking the blood of a victim, Blood gains their abilities such as Superboy's strength or a demon's healing factor.
  • Religion of Evil: He leads a cult who focuses magic through bloodletting. He revealed that the Cult of Blood was based on the worship of Trigon the Terrible. It was for this reason that the new Bride of Blood was to be Raven.
  • Retcon: His origin. Claims to be the son of the original Brother Blood, although when that villain was last seen in the New Titans, the only child he had was an infant daughter. Of course, maybe this Sebastian was sired earlier and with another mother...
    • Also, for his entire religion. Originally a generic cult, Geoff Johns retconned them into Trigon-worshipers.
  • Self-Made Orphan: As is tradition for the High Priest of the Church of Blood. While still a teenager, Sebastian stabbed his father to death, after the latter's failed attempt to take over the Slab and abduct a million infants. He dumped Blood's body into the river and assumed the mantle of Brother Blood.

AKA: Jade Nguyen
"The sentence of the court is not what concerns me. In any case, I don't wish for our daughter to see me caged like some animal. Just tell her I love her...And that I will see her again."

Cheshire is a deadly international terrorist and an enemy of the Teen Titans, often recognized as one of the world's greatest and most ruthless assassins. Her skills include mastery over physical combat, various weaponry, and she is an expert on exotic poisons. In the past she has had multiple romantic relationships and given birth to two children with different fathers, Lian Harper with Arsenal and Thomas Blake, Jr. with Catman. She has been a member of the Ravens, Tartarus, Injustice League, the Secret Six and Titans Villains for Hire. She betrayed the Secret Six to the Society in the opening story arc and has popped up again a number of times since.

  • Acquired Poison Immunity: She's used this to become immune to many types of toxins.
  • Arch-Enemy:
    • The closest the Secret Six has to one, but mostly to Catman in particular.
    • She's also Roy Harper's.
  • Asian Babymama: So nice she did it twice: once with Arsenal, and once with Catman.
  • Ax-Crazy: She revels in violence because it's the only way she knows to express her anger.
  • Badass Normal: She's beaten Jesse Quick, a speedster, in a fight, despite having to real superpowers.
  • The Chessmaster: What's the best way to manipulate a superhero and a supervillain who both hate your guts? Have their kids. She also once set up a convoluted revenge scheme in Birds of Prey that started off with Jade framing herself.
  • The Chew Toy: Any time Gail uses her, Cheshire inevitably gets her ass handed to her. She's been thrown out of a helicopter, tortured, shot in the chest, forced to eat Solomon Grundy's cooked flesh, beaten within an inch of her life by Jeannette and then kicked upside the head by Tarantula, left as a bloody heap on the floor by three mercenaries hired to steal her son, and then told said son was killed when he's really alive and been adopted by a loving couple.
  • Chronic Backstabbing Disorder: Unfortunately for her, the Society aren't idiots.
  • Colour Coded Eyes: She has bright green ones, evoking her toxic nature.
  • Dark Action Girl: An evil action girl who thrives on murdering people.
  • Dark and Troubled Past: She was a child by rape who was separated from her mother and sold into sexual slavery before being found and trained by her mentor Weng Chen.
  • Depending on the Writer: Whether or not she cares about Lian. Overall the one consistent element of her characterization is that it's clear her childhood trauma will result in her doing things that go against her love for Lian if it involves her freedom.
  • Didn't Think This Through: One of her biggest issues is that she does not have the capability of thinking her actions out in the long run.
    • She destroyed Qurac just to show the world she wasn't bluffing with her blackmail demands, yet at no point ever stopped to think about what her life would be like once the entire world and just about everyone around her now believes she has to die for her crimes against humanity.
    • She decided Lian would be better off if everyone believed she was still dead, so Jade left her amnesiac daughter in some random church in Gotham City. Several years later and Lian's now "Shoes," a homeless orphan who had to learn pickpocketing in order to survive and is now one of Catwoman's kid lackeys.
  • Dirty Coward: Any time she gets cornered by Roy Harper or Thomas Blake she's quick to make some mention of the fact that she had their respective children. Also, for all intents and purposes, we've seen that while Jade is quick to dish out some extreme punishment, she's barely able to receive any back without pulling tail. See her encounter with Jeannette.
  • Dragon Lady: Seems to fit several traits being foreign, sexually aggressive, mysterious and has quite the family history.
  • Entitled Bastard: She forces Roy to help with her scheme to murder Deathstroke by blaming him for Lian's death and stating he owes her for it. Not only is this frustrating due to it being clear Lian's death was a freak accident that had nothing to do with anything Roy directly or indirectly did, but she's lucky Roy never found out about Jade abandoning Lian in Villains United.
  • Even Evil Has Standards: An inversion of sorts. Deathstroke shot her after she divulged the location of the Six because she sold out her own team.
    • Before she nuked Qurac, Jade herself was a straight example of this. She used to avoid Collateral Damage during her assassinations (for instance, she left a witness Bound and Gagged and even assured the man that she had no intention of harming him), and even turned the tables on some racist South Africans who had hired her to kill a black civil rights worker.
  • Eviler Than Thou: When the only other villain you're listed with under "(Worse) Villains" is Junior, you know you're a monster. Gail Simone's stated Cheshire is one character whom she never writes with any redeeming qualities and cites her nuclear genocide of Qurac as the reason why.
  • Evil Is Petty: Her whole villain history can be summed up as plants to hurt hundreds of people for small things.
  • Evil Matriarch: She set out to murder Black Canary because she's taken care of Lian, and the girl comes to see Canary as more of a mother than Cheshire. Of course, whether or not her love for her child is genuine is still up for debate.
    • Given how she genuinely didn't seem to care that Lian was being used as leverage, or that she died...
    • Hell, she's so bad, even at age 4 Lian is perfectly aware of and ashamed of how horrible her mother is. When Lian's babysitter revealed that her grandparents died in the Qurac explosion, Lian got so angry at her mother she threw Jade's picture at the wall shouting "BAD MOMMY!"
  • Fatal Flaw: Her warped sense of self-preservation and inability to properly deal with her emotions has led to her being reviled by almost the entire world and cost her the opportunity to have a life with either of her children.
  • Femme Fatalons: She poisons her long, sharpened fingernails as her main weapons.
  • Flanderization: After Wolfman introduced her in the eighties, she was a morally grey assassin with flashes of Even Evil Has Standards here and there and a very good reason to resent Roy, who essentially seduced her under a false identity and then abandoned her, setting up a very involved Dating Catwoman scenario. When Wolfman brought her back in the 90s in the pages of Deathstroke, it was as an Eviler Than Thou aspiring nuclear terrorist and Terra-style pure evil lunatic. Bizarrely, Roy Harper is also there for the same arc of Deathstroke, and he doesn't even register as a third wheel.
  • Foil: To Roy Harper. Both lost their parents at an early age and had difficult childhoods, both were taken in by a mentor who raised them to be who they are now. Roy's mentor Green Arrow neglected him and caused him to suffer serious abandonment issues that led to Roy experimenting with drugs. Jade's mentor trained her to be a killer and fundamentally ruined her ability to express her emotions. Roy accepts his failures and tries to learn from them, becoming a better, more multifaceted individual. Jade cannot accept or face the horrible things she's done and tries to shove all her negative emotions and desires into her role as Cheshire, an identity shaped to be a sociopathic defense mechanism, so she's trying and failing to live as one person with two facets.
  • Freudian Excuse: She was sold into slavery at a very young age, and was never given a proper outlet to express her emotions since doing so in such a place would've been a death sentence. As an adult she's tried to live as both "Jade" and "Cheshire," where Cheshire's the one who channels her anger and hostility while Jade gets to live peacefully. Her reliance on the Cheshire identity as an emotional crutch has left her incapable of expressing her emotions in a healthy manner, until the build-up of horrific events (nuking Qurac, forsaking Lian's life) left her wanting only to be Cheshire so she wouldn't have to face her guilty conscience.
  • Freudian Excuse Is No Excuse: Deep, deep down, Jade seems to genuinely understand that whatever sort of trauma she went through doesn't justify the horrible things she's done. While in her cell after fighting Roy, Jade looks back on some of the worst acts she's committed and silently regrets knowing it was her own damn fault they happened. Unfortunately, by now it's too painful for her to think otherwise or she might lose what little sanity she has left.
  • Gone Horribly Wrong: Her mentor and guardian taught her how to be a killer, and she ended up crafting the Cheshire identity as an outlet for all her negative emotions so they wouldn't affect her private life as Jade. Trouble is, her actions as Cheshire escalated to such a degree she couldn't ignore her guilt while living as Jade and eventually reached a point she'd rather pretend to be a sociopath then admit how much suffering she's caused.
  • Hated by All: At this point there are literally only four, maybe five, people in the entirety of the DCU who actually like Jade: her mentor, Roy, Lian, Tommy, and Catman. Even then, it's a stretch to say how much they actually like Jade at the moment and how much they pity her, while Tommy's a baby and generally too young to know or understand what Jade's done. Meanwhile, the superhero community views her as a dangerous woman who needs to pay for her crimes against humanity, the supervillain community views her as an untrustworthy backstabber willing to sell out her own children just to save herself, and the regular people of the world think she's a genocidal maniac.
  • His Own Worst Enemy: She's destroyed any possibility of having a life with Roy and Lian and sacrificed every potential connection to other people due to her desperate attempts to prove she's a threat and to avoid being captured.
  • I Have a Family: She's invoked this a couple of times. A standard defense is to remind Roy Harper that she is the mother of his child, which was useful even after Lian died. In Secret Six, she attempted this on Jeannette while being dangled off a building. Jeannette could not have cared less.
  • I Just Want to Be Normal: Her sociopathic veneer is used to hide a truly miserable woman who doesn't want her life to be what it is now, but feels she cannot change who she is at this point.
  • Intangible Woman: Post-Flashpoint, she has a cybernetic implant that lets her phase through solid matter.
  • It's All About Me: She has no regard for anyone else unless she can use them.
  • Jumping Off the Slippery Slope: She started out as an assassin with a moral code and an understandable vendetta against Roy Harper, but the more desperate she was to prove what she was capable of as a villain led to her committing nuclear holocaust. After that, it's hard to go back to being a simple mercenary no matter how much she'd like to and it's not something anyone is going to simply forgive her for.
  • Karma Houdini: Averted multiple times, at least when Gail Simone's the author.
  • Kick the Morality Pet: Her desperation to escape from Mockingbird's control resulted in her consciously forsaking Lian so long as she could conceive a replacement baby. Unfortunately, Roy nor Lian ever found out so Jade was never forced to atone for this action, even after Lian died.
  • Lack of Empathy: She doesn’t care about anyone’s pain but her own. Some issues she imply she actually is capable of guilt, but the build up of horrible actions she's perpetrated have led her to use apathy as a defense mechanism rather than let her guilty conscience potentially drive her insane.
  • Laser-Guided Karma: See The Chew Toy. If Gail Simone's the writer, Cheshire will always get what's coming to her.
  • Love Cannot Overcome: Whatever feelings she has for Roy and the love she has for Lian and Tommy aren't strong enough to overcome her traumatic childhood and determination to do anything possible to avoid being captured or enslaved again.
  • Manipulative Bitch: She purposefully nuked Qurac because she knew if anyone would try to call her out on it they would have to remember she destroyed a country considered to be the terrorist capital of the world and may have considered it a blessing. She basically killed millions just to troll everyone.
  • Master Poisoner: Her most dangerous quality, she's capable of creating a huge variety of horrific toxins.
  • Maternally Challenged: Subverted. When she was taking care of Lian, and later Tommy, she didn't exactly mistreat or abuse them. But the general implications are that she only does so to carry on the facade of actually giving a shit about them so she can keep using and hurting their fathers. If it looks like she doesn't love her kids, then there's no reason for their dads to give a crap about her. Her original plan for Lian was to use her mere existence to torment Roy Harper as revenge for walking out on her, and Tommy's conception was so she'd at least have one child after leaving the Six and so Catman would have a reason to protect her when she betrayed the team. Gail Simone describes Cheshire as having a lizard-like mentality with her kids: the moment they become a detriment to her freedom, all bets are off.
  • The Millstone: Almost any time a story is being done about Roy and Lian Harper, chances are the main source of drama will come from their relation to Cheshire. Roy will angst over the fact that he was in love with a genocidal maniac and that Lian will hve to deal with the fact that her mother is a manipulative bitch who could never stop hurting others even if she wanted to (which is not very likely). Some authors have tried to get Roy to move past his old relationship, while others have ignored those movements forward for the sake of cheap drama. The Trial Of Cheshire in the first Titans volume is a decent example of this.
  • Morality Pet: Her daughter Lian, and later her son by Catman, Thomas Jr.. Now Lian is dead, and Catman convinced her that her son was too, so the Morality Chain may be severed. However, when Lian's safety was held over head to ensure her cooperation with the team, she was more than willing to conceive a replacement child just to leave the Six and betray them.
  • Moral Event Horizon: In-universe it's usually considered to be her nuking Qurac For the Evulz in Deathstroke #19.
  • Ms. Fanservice: When she's not being disturbing, her revealing outfit and seductive mannerisms definitely fit this trope.
  • Mugging the Monster: The mercenary who went after her and tried to rape her probably should have read up on her history first. Let's just say it doesn't end well for him.
    Cheshire: To be fair, he does have the kind of face that looks better in rictus.
  • My God, What Have I Done?: The ending of "The Trial of Cheshire" shows Jade locked away in a prison cell and forced to look back on everything that got her to this point and realizes everything she did was her own fault. Unfortunately, after that she tries way too hard to numb herself by staying solely in her Cheshire persona.
  • Never My Fault: She hates Roy for leaving her and because he was investigating her for the government while they were dating. She has a right to be angry about the latter, but it hasn't dawned on her that her increasingly bloodthirsty actions and repeated excuses of how she can't change who she is are the reasons why Roy's refused to get back together with her.
  • Not-So-Well-Intentioned Extremist: Following the retcon of Lian's death, Jade was shown leaving her unconscious and amnesiac daughter in a church in Gotham City operating under the pretext that it would be better for Lian to have a fresh start cut off from her parents and extended family. Fast forward several years later and it's shown Jade's spur of the moment plan backfired pretty badly, now that Lian's a homeless, pickpocketing teen orphan working as a lackey for Catwoman. Which isn't even taking into account that she abandoned Lian in Gotham City, of all places. With no memories, no family, and no means of support, it's honestly a wonder how Lian was able to survive living in Gotham long enough to become a teenager.
  • Once Done, Never Forgotten: Nuking Qurac pretty much redefined Cheshire both in and out of universe, and unlike most cases this was a Justified Trope because no one in their right mind would brush off the fact she murdered millions simply to show that she could.
  • OOC Is Serious Business: Jade casually talks about poisoning people on her best of days, so if she's ever shown actually feeling sorry for what she's done it must've taken a lot to make her drop her guard.
  • Parental Abandonment: DC Infinite Frontier revealed she's known Lian was actually alive all this time, but left her in some church at Gotham City unconscious and with total amnesia thinking she'd be better off this way. She was wrong.
  • Poisoned Weapons: Tends to use her fingernails, among other things.
  • Psycho for Hire: She may be in the super villain gig for the money, but she definitely enjoys her work way too much.
  • Punch-Clock Villain: In the 80s, before she nuked a country.
  • The Resenter:
    • Her relationship with Roy is especially fucked up because, despite whatever lingering love she is for him, it's overshadowed by her blistering hatred for how he walked out on her. Ironically, her homicidal actions only served to prove Roy was right to leave her and take custody of Lian after realizing they could never have a life together.
    • She loathes Black Canary because Canary has a closer bond to Roy and Lian than Jade herself could have.
  • Sadist: She takes a disturbing pleasure in poisoning her victims.
  • Sex with the Ex: She's implied to have had sex with Roy multiple times after he joined Deathstroke's Titans, though it's blatantly clear she's doing it to control him. Their first time together after Roy becomes a member of the team happens after she's stolen his heroin while he needs a fix, offering sex as an alternative to his addiction.
  • Slasher Smile: It's how she got her name.
  • The Sociopath: Has referred to herself as a "Well-known sociopath," and there was increasing evidence she truly didn't give a shit about anyone, not Roy or Lian, if it wasn't convenient for her. The idea that she openly refers to herself as a sociopath may imply she's not, but is trying to be in order to live with the bloodshed on her hands.
  • Stepford Smiler: That smug, seductive grin Cheshire has is used to hide an incredibly unhappy person who longs to be with her children.
  • Sympathy for the Devil: Roy and Lian are literally the only people on the planet who feel any sense of sorrow or compassion for Jade, and that's only because she's Lian's mom AND even then the two both feel she deserves punishment for her actions. The idea they still care about her, Roy especially, has left both of them to wonder if there's something wrong with themselves.
  • Token Evil Teammate: When she was part of the Six and later Deathstroke's Titans because she was actively conspiring against Slade and exploiting Arsenal's breakdown.
  • Took a Level in Dumbass: Jade always had a rather eloquent vernacular, but following Rise of Arsenal and starting in Villains for Hire her vocabulary suddenly became extremely limited and she started swearing more frequently.
  • Toxic Friend Influence: Well, Toxic Ex-Girlfriend Influence on Roy Harper. She eagerly manipulates their past relationship and the fact that she had his daughter just about every time they meet, with key moments being in Rise of Arsenal and the second Titans book. In the former Jade had shown up to kill Roy because of Lian's death, but if she hadn't said "our baby is gone" after she'd been cornered, Roy may have very well killed her. In Titans, Roy only joined Deathstroke's team because Cheshire said he "owed" her for Lian's death.
  • Tragic Villain: Cheshire is a deeply unhappy and angry woman so traumatized by her childhood spent in slavery and how she grew up with no healthy ways to vent her emotions that she has destroyed every meaningful relationship she may have had.
    • Growing up with the fear of being enslaved and held captive again have caused her to do anything and everything possible to prevent it from happening, including sacrificing her daughter's well being. Said actions included selling out the Secret Six and manipulating Catman into helping her conceive a child, which not only made the Six her sworn enemies but proved to the global villain community she can never be trusted as an ally.
    • Her efforts to prove how dangerous she is destroyed whatever ethics she may have had and got her labeled a genocidal maniac, making it impossible for her to ever have a life with Roy and Lian and causing them no end of unhappiness at seeing what Jade's become. Even if she had justifiable reasons to hate Roy because of their original relationship, her actions later on overshadowed whatever he may have done to her and convinced him Jade was beyond salvation.
    • Jade's biggest fear of becoming trapped again has been fulfilled by none other than herself, and she's now stuck living a life as a wanted criminal feared, hated, and distrusted by every person around her with no one but herself to blame for how she got here.
  • Troll: It doesn't get any pettier than blowing up the terrorist capital of the world just to prove you could and for laughing in the face of global hypocrisy.
  • Villain Teleportation: Post-Flashpoint, her implant lets her do this.
  • Woman Scorned: This is the whole reason she had Lian. The next time she met Roy Harper after their relationship ended, she told him about their child, a child she was never going to let him see as revenge. And when Roy did meet Lian, Jade changed her plan to taunting Roy by giving him the barest of details on Lian's development but never letting him see her again.
  • You Have Outlived Your Usefulness: In Villains United, she was blackmailed into compliance by threats against Lian's safety. Over the course of the miniseries she successfully seduced Catman and managed to conceive a replacement baby in order to betray and leave the Secret Six with Lian's welfare no longer being an issue (that she cared about). It turned out the threat was false, but she didn't know that.

AKA: Carla Moretti

Not much is known about the mysterious villain called Cinder, except that her real name is Carla Moretti and that she was abused as a child. She participated in the murder of Atom along with Deathstroke and the rest of his Titans.

  • All There in the Manual: Eric Wallace states she was sexually abused by her favorite uncle when she was fourteen, worked with the Italian Military's bomb squad as a form of a death wish, and got her powers from a nuclear explosion.
  • Antihero/Anti-Villain: She's something, but it's not clear what. Her actions are all based on her sense of self-loathing and suicidal tendencies, so it's clear everything she does is just until she can finally die.
  • Being Tortured Makes You Evil: Her entire backstory is just one long line of physical and emotional abuse.
  • Broken Bird: Her entire character to the point she's almost a parody of the trope. There is almost no page featuring her that doesn't showcase how miserable and unhappy she is.
  • Cool Big Sis: Carla was always close to her younger siblings and their violent deaths were the starting point of her suicidal spiral.
  • Death Seeker: She believes the world is a terrible place, yearning to be with her family and finally stop her suffering.
  • Dramatic Irony: Cinder's entire shtick is that she hunts down rapists and child molesters because she herself was raped by her uncle as a teenager, yet had absolutely no clue the man she worked for got away with grooming and raping a teenage girl.
  • Heroic Sacrifice: She dies destroying Slade's Methuselah Device, but this is a subversion. It is very clear that she's only destroying the machine to prevent her family from being brought back into what she perceives to be a horrible world and so she can finally satisfy her death wish.
  • I Cannot Self-Terminate: Her powers leave her unable to kill herself, much to her frustration.
  • I Did What I Had to Do: She's completely aware of the fact that she is an awful person willing to kill innocents to get to child molesters and serial rapists in high places, yet this is all just stemming the tide until she can finally die herself. Subverted in that it's shown Carla's immortality means there was no reason why she had to kill Ryan Choi for Deathstroke, because what was stopping her from reaching those supposed harder targets if she can't die or be hurt?
  • Karma Houdini: She gets away with killing Ryan Choi and exploiting the suffering of sexual abuse victims to justify her multiple murders when she gets to die like she always wanted, avoiding any punishment for her misdeeds and going out looking like a hero.
  • Knight Templar: She uses her magma powers to kill sex offenders, but goes as far to as willingly have sex with them so she can burn off their reproductive organs using her vagina, which itself was completely unnecessary since she was alone with her victim.
  • Narcissist: As far as a Flat Character can go, she's utterly self-absorbed and knows nothing but hating herself and hunting down rapists to stem the tide until she can satisfy her death wish.
  • Nice Job Breaking It Antihero/Villain: She attempted to murder a child molester named Nursery Cryme but ended up letting him free by accident.
  • Not-So-Well-Intentioned Extremist: Emphasis goes on "extremist" and the "well intentioned" part gradually became more and more shallow, until it was clear she only goes out of her way to hunt down rapists and child molesters because she has nothing better to do until she can find a way to die for good.
  • Playing with Fire: Her powers are listed as heat and magma generation.
  • Rape as Backstory: Was raped by her uncle at 14.
  • Survivor Guilt: Her suffering began when she watched her brothers die in an explosion in the field she herself played in numerous times, wondering why she was spared but not them.
  • Who Wants to Live Forever?: Not in this horrible world, according to her.

    Clock King II

AKA: Temple Fugate

The second Clock King who commanded the Terror Titans and could see a short distance into the future.

  • Canon Immigrant: Based on the Batman: The Animated Series version of the Clock King.
  • The Chessmaster: His plans are complex and uses his ability to see into the future to its max.
  • Clock King: One of the major trope codifies besides the original.
  • Legacy Character: Take the name from the first Clock King, William Tockman, an enemy of Green Arrow.
  • Seers: Clock King has the always-active ability to see what is about to happen 4.6692 seconds into the future, allowing him to anticipate an opponent's every move.
  • Suspiciously Similar Substitute: While not as clear at first, the more he appeared the more obvious it became that Clock King was a knock off of Deathstroke. His obsession with Rose Wilson, his amoral manipulations, his fake Titans team, and his sexual relationship with an underage, sociopathic teenage girl are all things Slade Wilson's done.
  • You Have Outlived Your Usefulness: Has a habit of murdering people who he doesn't have a use for, regardless if they're his minions.

AKA: Slade Wilson

Deathstroke is the world's greatest assassin/mercenary and one of most famous enemy of the Teen Titans. Originally a soldier in the U.S. Army, he was part of an experimental super-soldier project where he gained enhanced strength, agility and intelligence. His vendetta against the Titans began when he swore revenge for the death of his oldest son Grant; his two other children would go on to become Titans members as Jericho and Ravager. Traditionally his actions have been limited by a strong personal code of honor, although his motives became more villainous following the death of his wife Adeline Kane. Through this time his only steady companion is his loyal manservant Major Wintergreen. He has been a member of Checkmate, H.I.V.E., the Injustice League, the Secret Society of Super-Villains, the Titans and Titans East.

See the relative page for more info.

AKA: Unknown (was believed to be a future incarnation of Dick Grayson)

Deathwing was a youth from the 90s, recruited by Time Trapper to serve as a sleeper agent against Extant. He was sent to the future of Lord Chaos with implanted memories that he was Dick Grayson/Nightwing. He supervised and helped train several teams of superpowered teens, the Team Titans, and had a relationship with Mirage. He eventually came back in time and briefly joined the Team Titans, before he was ambushed by Raven. She corrupted him, and he became her helper under the name Deathwing.

  • Bald of Evil: Shaves his head as part of his later look, along with sporting Perma-Stubble.
  • Chuck Cunningham Syndrome: Is never seen or mentioned again after New Titans. At least, until he came back in Nightwing (Rebirth).
  • The Dragon: To Raven (when she was in her evil phase). She corrupted him and he became her helper under the name Deathwing.
  • Evil Costume Switch: Once evil, he adopt adopt a new look: shaved head, body paint and leather attire.
  • Evil Counterpart: Of Nightwing, after being infected with a Trigon seed.
  • Face–Heel Turn: Starts out as the mentor of the Team Titans, but is corrupted by Raven and stays that way to his last appearance.
  • May–December Romance: He was the lover of the 16-year old Mirage before their trip to the past. After that, things took a turn for the worse.
  • Rape Is a Special Kind of Evil: As Deathwing, when he was reunited with his former lover Mirage, he brutally raped her. She gave birth to his daughter, Julianne.
  • Retcon: Deathwing was thoroughly and radically rewritten over the years. He was introduced during the lead-up to Zero Hour as the future self of Dick Grayson himself, leading a group of the Team Titans against the villainous Lord Chaos, but wasn't able to follow his team to the past for a while. Once he did, he fell afoul of brainwashing by Evil Raven II and became Deathwing. Later editorial mandate following the events of Zero Hour revamped him to being a wholly different person from the current timeline who was caught up into time travel affairs and given the false memories and identity of Nightwing. His "true" identity remained a mystery. He only states: "You don't want to know what I was before I became Deathwing!"


A pile of scrap metal and machinery who gained spontaneous intelligence and can manipulate human minds.


Wonder Girl's ex-boyfriend who stole the Silent Armor from her, and now seeks to destroy the world with it.

  • Clothes Make the Maniac: The Silent Armor is semi-sentient and will try to take over it's wearer, if weak-willed, sending them on a rampage.
  • Clothes Make the Superman: All of Diesel's powers stem from the Silent Armor.
  • New Old Flame: An ex-boyfriend of Cassie's who used to follow her and her mother from dig to dig, and was the one who actually discovered the Silent Armor, but who never appeared until he turned villain.
  • Only Known by Their Nickname: Is only ever referred to as 'Diesel', and this was apparently the name Cassie knew him by when they were lovers.
  • Spikes of Villainy: The Armor extends larger (and more stupidly located) spikes when Diesel wears it than when Cassie did.
  • Vampiric Draining: The Armor can extend a tendril in the form of a lasso that drains the life energy of its targets. It will also drain life energy from its wearer.

    Ding Dong Daddy

The President's Commission on Education asked the Teen Titans to help deal with the problem of high school dropouts. In the town of Harrison, the young heroes discovered dropouts being hired by Ding-Dong Daddy Dowd, proprietor of a custom hot rod and bike shop. Uncovering evidence that Dowd's operation was a front for criminals, the Titans went undercover as would-be high school drop-outs and exposed his schemes, and persuaded his teenage employees to return to school. This was a morality issue to stay in school. Ding Dong Daddy later steals the Arrowcar from Speedy after Green Arrow allowed the young hero to borrow it for a date with Wonder Girl.

  • Badass Driver: Is a demon behind the wheel.
  • Driving Up a Wall: Tries to kill Robin with a tricked-out motorcycle that first handcuffs the Boy Wonder's wrists to the bike, then literally drives a wall where it explodes.
  • The Fagin: Employs teenagers to work in his auto shop building custom cars for criminals.
  • Fat Bastard: A hugely overweight criminal who uses teenagers to do his dirty work.
  • Faux Affably Evil: Is not nearly the laidback beatnik he likes to make out that he is.
  • Grease Monkey: A villainous version, Ding Dong Daddy is a mechanical genius.
  • Murder by Remote Control Vehicle: Uses several driverless weaponized vehicles in an attempt to rid himself of the Titans.
  • Nice Hat: Wears a red Australian-style slouch hat pinned up at one side.
  • No Celebrities Were Harmed: The character of Ding Dong Daddy was based on an actual person, the late Ed "Big Daddy" Roth who was a legendary hot rod enthusiast and also the creator of the Rat Fink character.
  • Totally Radical: Speaks almost exclusively in 1950s-style lingo.
  • Weaponized Car: Specialises in building and using these.

    The Fearsome Five

The Fearsome Five are a team of ruthless super-villains who mostly battle the Teen Titans and the Outsiders. Their original membership included Doctor Light, Gizmo, Mammoth, Psimon, and Shimmer. They are extremely dangerous, although heavily prone to fighting amongst themselves and betraying each other.

AKA: Mikron O'Jeneus
" I dunno. You trust them little beams too much. Me, I only trust what I can build. 'Cause when I build 'em, I build 'em to kill!"

A dwarf who flies around on a jet pack, Gizmo is a genius inventor who can turn seemingly innocuous objects like vacuum cleaners into dangerous weapons. Gizmo created a corporation which supplied technology to various people, including criminals. Hoping to increase his wealth, Gizmo joined the Fearsome Five through an ad placed in the Underworld Star, a criminal underground newsletter, by the psychopathic criminal Doctor Light. His role in the team was later taken over by his son.

  • Bald of Evil: He's bald and a criminal.
  • Beard of Evil: Either a full beard or a goatee, but he has one.
  • Canon Immigrant: Sort of. The second version of Gizmo is based on the Teen Titans cartoon version.
  • Depraved Dwarf: Gizmo is a coldblooded criminal who is in it solely for the money.
  • Gadgeteer Genius: Gizmo is capable of creating unbelievable weaponry by transforming one machine into another.
  • Green and Mean: His main outfit is green, and he's one of the least pleasant members of the Fearsome Five.
  • Jet Pack: Gizmo's trademark gadget that he is never seen without.

“Then perhaps, girl, they should learn of the sorcerous power of Jinx. A simple spell of dissolution turns flesh to so much waste. Fail to surrender and the change will not be a temporary one !”

An Indian sorceress with magical power over the elements. She first meets the Fearsome Five when the group attacks a S.T.A.R. Labs research facility where she was being incarcerated. Although the Five are defeated by the Teen Titans, she and Neutron decided to join them.

  • Bald Women: She's completely bald, although it hasn't been explained if she shaves it or is naturally bald.
  • Elemental Powers: She can cast elemental spells, with their power derived from the earth.
  • Ethnic Magician: A sorceress from India and the only mage in the Fearsome Five.
  • Lady of Black Magic: A villainous sorceress in a revealing outfit adorned by gold jewelry, with magical command of elements and mystical energy.
  • Magic is Feminine: She's the only mage on the team and she's more feminine than Shimmer, the other prominent female on the Fearsome Five.
  • Known Only by Their Nickname: Of all the members, she is the only one whose true name is not given.

AKA: Baran Flinders
"Be scared, money building! Mammoth will crush you now!"

Baran and his sister Selinda (a.k.a. the supervillain Shimmer) are superhuman natives of Australia. Teased by their classmates for being different, the frustrated children used their powers to fight their tormentors, only to be driven out of town by the angry and frightened parents. Selinda and Baran's parents send them off to the country of Markovia, where they are put in the care of scientist Dr. Helga Jace. While Dr. Jace tries to teach the young mutants a sense of morality, the two instead turn to a life of crime.

  • Awesome Aussie: Baran's not the smartest Australian in DC Comics, but he is the strongest by far.
  • Beard of Evil: Many of his incarnations show him with a beard, although its length and thickness varies.
  • Berserk Button: Do not hurt Selinda in Baran's presence.
  • Dumb Muscle: Intellectually and emotionally underdeveloped, Mammoth is frequently tricked by his opponents.
  • Freudian Excuse: Selinda and Baran were tormented by the children of the small country town where they grew up, then driven out by the adults when they fought back.
  • Siblings in Crime: With Selinda. They work together in crime and would fight anyone to protect each other.
  • Super Strength: Mammoth's primary power is his massive strength.
  • Super Toughness: Mammoth possesses superhuman durability, including a degree of protection from energy attacks.
  • Unskilled, but Strong: Mammoth has no real combat training, but relies on his strength and toughness to carry him through fights.

AKA: Simon Jones
"I do not believe in making threats. I believe in... demonstrations. For instance, with a mere thought, my psionic powers can separate your atoms. Or I can boil the blood inside you. Or I can increase the intensity of my attack and create damage of a more permanent kind. ...Or, you can talk."

Physicist Simon Jones was working on experiments in contacting other dimensions when he was contacted in turn by the demon Trigon the Terrible, the father of the superhero Teen Titan known as Raven. Trigon used his abilities to transform Jones into a powerful psychic with telepathic and telekinetic powers, and gave him the mission to destroy the Earth.

  • Catchphrase: "Psimon says...!" (said just before he uses Mind Control to force someone to do something).
  • The Chessmaster: His plans are intricate and methodical. With Sivanas help he nearly blew up Canada.
  • Master of Illusion: Psimon can cast telepathic illusions so that he or others may appear to be someone else.
  • Mind over Matter: His telekinesis allows him to move objects, and can even affect large objects in his presence but outside his line of sight.
  • Mind Rape: Psimon can use his Telepathy to take over other people’s minds to force them to do his bidding.
  • My Brain Is Big: Psimon has an oversized brain visible through his transparent cranium.
  • Secondary Color Nemesis: His wardrobe almost always included purple, and in recent years he also added green coats.
  • Telepathy: Psimon can read minds.

AKA: Selinda Flinders

Selinda and her brother Baran (a.k.a. the supervillain Mammoth) are superhuman natives of Australia. Teased by their classmates for being different, the frustrated children used their powers to fight their tormentors, only to be driven out of town by the angry and frightened parents. Selinda and Baran's parents send them off to the country of Markovia, where they are put in the care of scientist Dr. Helga Jace. While Dr. Jace tries to teach the young mutants a sense of morality, the two instead turn to a life of crime.

  • Awesome Aussie: She's really gifted at using her transmuting powers to hurt people, and she's Australian.
  • Bare Your Midriff: Many of her modern outfits leave her midsection exposed.
  • Freudian Excuse: Selinda and Baran were tormented by the children of the small country town where they grew up, then driven out by the adults when they fought back.
  • Hour of Power: Shimmer's transmutations only last for a few minutes.
  • Literally Shattered Lives: During one falling out of the team, Psimon turned Shimmer to glass and smashed her. She was later restored to life by Mad Scientist Dr. Sivana.
  • Sadist: Shimmer delights in finding new ways to use her powers to harm others.
  • Siblings in Crime: With Mammoth. She generally cares for him, and works with him to hurt others.
  • Transmutation: Shimmer can transmute any element or compound into another. The change only lasts for a few minutes and she can only affect materials within a radius of three feet.
  • Unexplained Recovery: Despite getting killed during her run with the Suicide Squad, she reappeared alive and well in subsequent Titans' run.

"Marriage is a mistake every man should make... don't you agree?"

A mercenary assassin who debuted in the same issue as Danny Chase, what set Godiva apart from the rest of the Titans' Rogues Gallery was that she was much more comedic but still totally insane. Claiming to be a princess born from a Chinese prince and an African princess, Godiva acted like she was the star of her own show and would have her every move recorded by a series of replaceable henchmen she called "Video" so she could watch herself for her amusement. She could control minds and developed an attraction to Cyborg, which he loathed.

  • Abhorrent Admirer: To Cyborg.
  • Ax-Crazy: Was completely insane, and even aware of it.
  • Bad Boss: Has nonchalantly murdered henchmen and workers for committing such offenses as smoking and eating red meat in her presence. She's also implied to go through a string of "Videos" because she either kills them or abandons them when it's convenient for her.
  • Berserk Button: Three. Don't ever stop filming her because she is the center of attention, don't ever smoke around her, and don't ever eat red meat around her or she will kill you.
  • Card-Carrying Villain: When she threatened to blow up a satellite and kill everyone in the vicinity.
    Danny Chase: You're really that crazy, aren't you?
    Godiva: Yeah, I really am.
  • Double Standard: Rape, Female on Male: Subverted. She never actually makes Cyborg sleep with her, but she still uses her mind control abilities to kiss him while under her thrall and has entertained the idea of having fun with him while in that state. Whether she actually does things like that when controlling people is up for debate. For the most part, Cyborg hates her and was horrified when she began controlling him again.
  • Evil Vegetarian: Godiva is a mercenary assassin who is also a health nut. At one point, she shoots one of her employees for eating a sandwich with red meat in it.
  • Granola Girl: She's a health nut who claims to spend a small fortune in making sure her henchmen are eating the proper amount of vegetables three times a day, and as mentioned, she'll kill people for not eating right. After torturing Danny Chase's father, she then offered to get him some milk explaining it's good for the bones.
  • Hypocrite: Calls the dictators she's robbing and then going to kill "Nasty" and "Petty." The irony is completely lost on her.
  • Insane Troll Logic: She kills a construction worker for eating a sandwich containing red meat because, as she puts it, he's hurting himself. Which also hurts her. Which means he's hurting her.
  • It's All About Me: Her various palaces are built with monitors and TV screens in every room so she can watch Video filming her, and almost killed one Video when he briefly stopped filming her.
  • Large Ham: Her Establishing Character Moment has her posing on a motorcycle while her thugs beat up the Chase Family.
    Godiva: No no Video... hold. Ahh, now... the moonlight is just perfect. Tonight, dear Video, shoot the entire roll. Godiva feels particularly gorgeous. Ahh, Godiva. An alabaster moon splashed against silken flesh. The other girls must be soooo jealous.
  • Lighter and Softer: What sets her apart from Deathstroke, Cheshire, and the Fearsome Five is that her defining entertainment factor is how campy and ridiculous she is while still being totally insane and unpredictable. She also lacks any of the moral grey areas found in Deathstroke and Cheshire. There's absolutely nothing good or redeemable about her, but by damn she is hilarious and entertaining.
  • Narcissist: She could probably give the original deal a run for his money with how much time she spends fixated on herself. For added effect, she'll often be seen walking around with a hand mirror held up to her face.
  • Not-So-Harmless Villain: She appears goofy and ridiculous, but she successfully outfoxed the Titans and a number of dictators and tyrants in her first appearance. And as the rest of the entries make clear, she can easily make people kill each other and will shoot someone in the back just for smoking.
  • One Steve Limit: Shares codename with British heroine Godiva, although other than that they're very different.
  • OOC Is Serious Business: She's no less dangerous when she's happy, but if her smile falters you better believe someone's gonna die.
  • People Puppets: When she focuses on someone, she can take hold of their mind and absorb everything in it, either turning them into mindless zombies forever or making them do her bidding until she lets them go.
  • Sadist: After kidnapping Danny Chase's parents to get the information she needed, she beat it out of Mr. Chase by making Mrs. Chase torture him into talking.
  • Straight Edge Evil: Is a health nut and a vegetarian, keeps herself in peak physical condition and does not smoke or drink alcohol. Has no problem with murder, torture, theft, extortion, etc.
  • Take a Third Option: She was hired to destroy a powerful satellite. Then decided she could make more money by stealing the satellite and selling it the highest bidder. Then she decided to just the rob the people she was going to auction the satellite off to, and then kill them.

"Don't they realize there is nothing that I have not foreseen— nothing I have not lived through? That one way or another, the future I have worked so hard to create... Begins at long last... NOW, and HERE?!"

Introduced in the New 52 series. Leader of the organization NOWHERE, which kidnaps metahuman teens to build an army of said teens, have a few half trained ones escape and spark a panic regarding them, so they can come in and save the day.

  • Fake Ultimate Hero: To "save the future", in his own words.
  • Go-Go Enslavement: Dresses up all the teens he captures in suits with Tron Lines.
  • Gambit Roulette: He claims it was his plan when the heroes thwarted his kidnapping and make an army plans, but given his intitial plan's intelligence, it comes off as more of an Ass Pull.
  • Gladiator Games: His scheme to make an army of meta humans he could control.
  • Greater-Scope Villain: Harvest is The Man Behind the Man for N.O.W.H.E.R.E., who had his fingers in many pies in the New 52 — Teen Titans, Superboy, Ravagers, Red Hood and the Outlaws, etc.
  • In the Hood: He wears a huge hood to disguise himself, he probably wears it to hide that ugly mug of his because there is no other reason why he would need to disguise himself.
  • Informed Attribute: His villainous aptitude. He’s introduced as this super intelligent villain, yet his entire scheme is kidnapping superheroes forcing them to fight to the death and for some reason they’d serve him. He’s then hyped as having parts in several origins stories, yet there is no way he could have all the parts of past or future origins of an entire team of heroes and have them conveniently on the same side at that very moment. He talks about how he’s a good man, who just wants to save the world and they should be helping him. But forcing them to kill their friends all the while grinning about it really says otherwise against this so called savior.
  • Meaningful Name: In light of what his link to Jon is, and why Superboy was vital to him, Harvest becomes quite a meaningful name. He's, specifically, an organ harvester.
  • Obviously Evil: His attire paints him as the Grim Reaper with Tron Lines, in spite of his attempt to eventually seem heroic to the general populace.
  • Set Right What Once Went Wrong: With round about murder and fear domination.
  • Show, Don't Tell: His main problem. He is said to be an expert schemer and manipulator, but his core plan for recruitment is not the most well thought out. It consists of kidnapping metahumans (and some people off the street), forcing them into a battle royale to determine the 'best', which he then makes his private army. Apparently, this has been going on for some time, and the batch sent through the Culling in the early New 52 is the only one that has rebelled.
  • Villain with Good Publicity: He wants his organization to be this. However, he himself looks like the Grim Reaper in a Tron Lines suit.

"By tomorrow night, Superman, the H.I.V.E. shall not only control the city of Metropolis— —but we shall also kill your girl friend as well! By tomorrow night, Lois Lane shall die!"

H.I.V.E. is an evil organization that specializes in training assassins and mercenaries. They sell their services to anyone who can pay for them. This has made them an enemy to the Teen Titans. There have been several leaders of H.I.V.E. including Adeline Kane and Queen Bee. Many of their low-level soldiers are designed to look like bees.

  • Animal Motifs: Bees and related insects, naturally. This was much more low key in the early 80s issues, but became more prominent with later appearances.
  • Animation Lead Time: Inverted. The H.I.V.E. was created for and introduced in New Teen Titans, but was also "revealed" to be The Man Behind the Man in a contemporaneous Superman storyline that technically began before the H.I.V.E.'s debut, leading to an odd case of the H.I.V.E. existing before it ever existed.
  • Fun with Acronyms: The full name is "The Hierarchy of International Vengeance and Extermination".
  • Greater-Scope Villain: They gave Ravager a faulty copy of Deathstroke's Super Serum in order to ensnare the latter in their own plans and launched his relationship with the Titans.
  • Mad Scientist: The H.I.V.E. collects these for its membership.
  • Omniscient Council of Vagueness: The H.I.V.E. is lead by a council of seven mysterious hooded figures. Originally they were treated as the top-level of the organization, but they were later revealed to serve a queen bee-type "H.I.V.E. mistress".

    Mad Mod

AKA: Neil Richards
"Super, Duckies! Now 'ere's some gear and ginchy little models that will please the "birds"..."

Mad Mod is a fashion designer and super-villain who menaces the Teen Titans. This prowess was later used to design elaborate death traps. His label was used as a front to smuggle goods, and he later turned to stealing artifacts.

  • Heel–Face Turn: He later became an associate to the Titans when Mr. Jupiter hired him to design their new costumes.

    Mister Twister / Gargoyle

AKA: Bromwell Stikk
"You're finished, Robin! If Kid Flash and Aqualad couldn't stop my fire-storm with their super-powers, what chance do you have?"

  • Actually, I Am Him: It's revealed in the final pages of the third Secret Origins annual that the Gargoyle, the Limbo-bound monster with a hate-on for Dick Grayson, was actually Bromm Stikk, historically the first enemy of the Titans from before they even became the Titans, serving the Antithesis, the Eldritch Abomination from the new Titans origin story presented at the end of the 70s renewal.
  • Adaptational Badass: The original Mister Twister from the 60s was a laughable old man wearing a cloak of bird-feathers who used native American "medicine" for the not-so-laughable purpose of commanding the forces of nature. The Rebirth take on him re-interprets him (in light of the phantasmagoria of the Gargoyle) and casts him as a demonic Humanoid Abomination preying on the Titans in service of an even greater Eldritch Abomination. Who turned out not to be the Antithesis, as one might expect, but a future version of Donna Troy.
  • Arc Welding: Historically, Mister Twister, the Gargoyle, and the Antithesis had nothing to do with each other; the Gargoyle was indicated to be an old foe of the Titans with a grudge against Robin in particular, but nothing tied him to any known villain. The third Secret Origins annual identified the Gargoyle as Mister Twiser's transformed state, induced by the Antithesis.
  • Arch-Enemy: Was arguably the first one the Titans had, as he's more consistently targeted Dick Grayson and the rest of the Fab Five more than he has the other Titans. It's not even clear if he's aware of the Titans who joined after the 70s group disbanded.
  • Berserk Button: The word "Limbo" becomes this to him due to his time spent there. He reveals himself to Mal Duncan in his second appearance as the Gargoyle by his reaction when Mal was doing the game of the same name.
  • Darker and Edgier: After he became the Gargoyle he became much more twisted and wicked, which was inevitable considering his powers were now linked to an Eldritch Abomination called the Antithesis. When Twister returned in Titans Hunt (2015), he was back to being Mister Twister but retained the creepiness he developed as the Gargoyle.
  • Elemental Powers: His "Mister Twister" persona obviously makes tornadoes, but he later threatens Hatton Corners with a sandstorm, rain that floods the entire town, and a huge fireball.
  • Evil Is Petty: Is obsessed with the Fab Five and fixated on them as they were when he first fought them, to the point that when he traps them in a Lotus-Eater Machine they're turned back into young teenagers.
  • Impossible Task: Fond of forcing these upon people; in his first appearance he demanded the town of Hatton Corners pay him the passenger pigeon feathers he was owed per their agreement with his ancestor when they founded the town and made the teenagers of the town build a giant stone pyramid and expected them to finish the job by the time he was done doing some business elsewhere.
  • Never My Fault: Claims that he was an innocent man who was screwed over by Robin withholding evidence, when he kidnapped the entire teenage population of a town and basically enslaved them.
  • Starter Villain: Aqualad, Robin and Kid Flash's battle with Mister Twister would inspire the formation of the the Teen Titans.
  • Took a Level in Badass: Was a much bigger threat as Gargoyle than he ever was as Mister Twister.

    Nursery Cryme

AKA: Brendt Sorenson

A serial child molester who could hypnotize people with his voice. Originally locked up in Arkham Asylum, he was accidentally freed by Cinder which allowed him to resume harming children. Was one of several villains encounteredby Deathstroke's fake "Titans" to make them seem less villainous by comparison.

  • Aborted Arc: There was a plan for Cinder to find Nursery Cryme again after he escaped, but the series was cancelled before that happened.
  • Compelling Voice: Can hypnotize and control people by singing a hypnotic song.
  • Eviler Than Thou: Compared to the other Villains for Hire, and even some of the other bad guys on this page.
  • Harmful to Minors: A chronic, unrepentant child rapist.
  • Karma Houdini: Escapes from Arkham with no repercussions, and since the series ended before Cinder found him again, it meant he was never punished for presumably raping more children.
  • Noodle Incident: It's implied he had a past run-in with Cinder since she was especially fixated on killing him when the team arrived at Arkham, and he even knew her real name.
  • Remember the New Guy?: Was never mentioned before his first appearance in Titans yet presumably had a history in Gotham City and with Batman.
  • Smug Snake: He only uses his power to keep Cinder from leaving his cell until he's clear of the asylum, even thanking for her setting him free and reminding her that every new child he victimizes will be on her head.


AKA: Jordan Weir

Jordan Weir was a scientist who created a "hypno-ray" which he could use to force his victims to obey his commands. As the Puppet Master, he embarked on a crime spree, manipulating minor criminals into doing his dirty work.

After being defeated by Green Lantern, he started a new life as a scientist for Dayton Industries. However, when the company developed the self-generating power source known as Promethium, the temptation was too much for him. Through his robot puppets, the Puppeteer took control of Cyborg, Kid Flash, Starfire, and Wonder Girl and turned them against their teammates. Raven's soul-self was finally able to break their trance and the Titans united to battle the Puppeteer and his toy robotic army. When the villain was defeated, the H.I.V.E. attempted to destroy him for his failure, but the Puppeteer escaped.

    Sun Girl

AKA: Deborah Morgna

Sungirl is a flame-wielding teenage super-villain. Deathstroke recruited her to battle the Teen Titans, as an evil counterpart to Miss Martian. Her descendant in the 30th Century is Sun Boy of the Legion of Super-Heroes. She has been a member of Titans East and the Legion of Doom.

  • All There in the Manual: Apparently a master manipulator, though we don't get to actually see too much of her personality other than her rivalry with Miss Martian. Slade's notes (given in a Wizard magazine article previewing the arc) claim that she reminds him of the original Terra, as well as his daughter Rose.
  • Arch-Enemy: Of Miss Martian, who she claims will bring doom to the future that she hails from, so she must kill her to prevent it from happening. But she also claims that she and Inertia have also made Miss Martian their slave to torment.
    • It's implied that because of whatever Miss Martian did, White Martians in the future were now treated as slaves, and Deborah was more or less Miss Martian's owner.
  • Evil Redhead: Red haired and cruel hearted.
  • Legacy Character: Her real name and super-villain name suggest a connection with Dirk Morgna (Sun Boy from Legion of Super-Heroes) in some way.
  • Playing with Fire: Can harness the very power of the sun to supply her with fire and heat.

    The Terror Titans

The Terror Titans are a team of villainous counterparts to the Teen Titans. Their original membership included legacy versions of Clock King, Copperhead, Disruptor, Dreadbolt, and Persuader. They were assembled by Clock King who uses his powers to manipulate them by promising things they want.

  • Attention Whore: Disruptor.
  • Be a Whore to Get Your Man: Disruptor has a psychotic obsession with latching onto the man she believes to be the most powerful or useful for her.
  • Daddy's Girl: Persuader.
  • Dude, Where's My Respect?: Originally, no one respected Dreadbolt as leader since he never technically killed anyone.
  • Even Bad Men Love Their Mamas: Persuader murdered her abusive mother, but genuinely loved her dad.
  • Foil: Persuader serves as one to Ravager, which explains why she was chosen as a member of Superboy-Prime's Legion of Doom.
    • They're both legacy characters, Rose being the fourth Ravager and Elise being the third Persuader. However, while Rose is chronologically the fourth Ravager, Elise is technically the first, second, and third Persuader all at once. She's supposedly an ascendant to the original in the 31st Century, while she's come after Cole Parker of the present, and is the third to be given the mantle after the previous two.
    • Both became villains due to their fathers, but for wildly different reasons. Elise went down the path of villainy because her loving father was driven away from her, while Rose was forced to become a villain because her dad forced his way back into her life, manipulated, and drugged her.
    • Elise's mother was an abusive bastard who only kept Elise in her life because she was a dependent and worth money, and drove away Elise's dad before Elise finally killed her as a teenager. Lili Worth kept Rose a secret from Deathstroke, raised Rose, and when she died it absolutely devastated Rose.
    • Elise was horrified and driven to despair when Clock King reunited her with her father and then killed him right in front of her. Rose absolutely loathes her father and wants him dead for all the horrible things he's done.
  • Legacy Character: They're supposed to be related to the villains whose names they share, but only Dreadbolt is actually related to Bolt. Persuader was told that she's supposedly an ascendant of the first Persuader from the 31st Century, which gets more complicated due to there being a Persuader before her in the 21st Century.
  • Self-Made Orphan: Dreadbolt killed his father.
  • The Sociopath: Copperhead eventually realizes he's this, looking back on how he killed his baby brother and was merely forcing himself to go through the motions of loving TNTeena.
  • Spinoff: Actually received their own miniseries.
  • Teeth-Clenched Teamwork: Originally. That changed when Clock King killed Disruptor and then abandoned them.
  • Token Evil Teammate: Out of all of them, Disruptor.
  • The Vamp: Disruptor tries to be this.
  • "Well Done, Son!" Guy: Dreadbolt, up until he killed his dad.
  • Would Hurt a Child: Copperhead allowed his baby brother to drown in a bathtub.

"Be careful, girl — permit me to leave in peace or someone will be hurt!"

Trident is a name used by several super-villains. The original three were former H.I.V.E. agents who struck out on their own, each using the same costume to appear as though they were one person. This included the Prof who designed their weapon, an unnamed black man who used to fight in the Golden Gloves, and an enforcer named Sammy Jaye. Sammy was murdered by the other two for holding out on them, and their ruse was discovered when the Titans tracked them down and arrested them. Since then the unnamed boxer has been the only one to return to the role. Karate Kid of the Legion also used this alias when he was lost in time and mind-controlled by Starro.

  • Collective Identity: He was actually three separate individuals masquerading as a single villain.
  • Killed Off for Real: Sammy Jaye, one of the trio, was later murdered by his partners for holding out on them after a big score
  • No Name Given: The third member, after Sammy and the Prof, is unnamed.

    Trigon the Terrible
"Resistance is futile to one who is the destroyer of all that exists!"

Raven's father, Trigon is an interdimensional demon lord (existing in the Azarath dimension) who can only enter the real world through her psyche. Bent on annihilating all life, his plans typically orbit around subverting Raven to his will. He is worshipped by the Church of Blood and their leader Brother Blood.

  • Abusive Parent: He is a devil after all. His treatment of Raven, and later, his sons, is emotionally manipulative and, when disappointed, outright murderous.
  • Archenemy: To his daughter, Raven. He'd also finish in second place for the team as a whole, since besides Slade, there's nobody the Titans hate more, and there is no one, including Slade, who they fear more.
  • Archnemesis Dad: Trigon impregnated Raven's mother by raping her, shattered his daughter's psyche in order to enter the real world, and makes regular attempts to brain control her and murder all of her friends.
  • Attack of the 50-Foot Whatever: Trigon towered over 75 feet tall in "Terror of Trigon".
  • Big Bad: Of the first New Teen Titans story arc; he was the reason Raven assembled the Titans to begin with. He returns in "The Terror of Trigon", and has been the big bad of several other arcs as well. In terms of power and scope he is, generally speaking, the biggest bad the Titans have ever faced.
  • Big Red Devil: Classic example.
  • The Corrupter: To Raven, who he then used to corrupt several Titans using his seeds.
  • Demon Lords And Arch Devils: Just how much of a demon lord he is depends on the writer, though. Some accounts have him as the demonic master of his very own dimension, while others claim that he's simply the devil of the eighth layer of Hell.
  • Demonic Possession: Has done it to Raven and numerous others.
  • Depending on the Artist: He's a Big Red Devil with Extra Eyes. What his horns look like, what he's wearing, the color and length of his hair, and even, as of the New 52, the number of Extra Eyes he has, tend to differ every time he appears.
  • Depending on the Writer: The particulars of his and Raven's backstory, usually whether he's a satanic demigod or an actual demon and the circumstances of how he got Arella pregnant.
  • The Dreaded: From the perspective of the Titans and the people of Azarath anyway.
  • Early Installment Weirdness: While everyone remembers Trigon as the colossus who turned the world into Hell on Earth in an instant, Trigon was originally perhaps twice as tall as the average human. In his first appearance, he convinced Raven to join him rather than watch her loved ones die and took her to his home planet (populated entirely with slaves) from which acted as a Galactic Conqueror. This first episode appears to have been lost down the memory hole, and nowadays all anyone remembers is The Terror of Trigon.
  • Emotion Eater: Feeds on hate, fear, and other negative emotions.
  • Evil Is Hammy: No Titans' villain is capable of hamming it up more than Trigon. In "Terror of Trigon" he essentially used the entire planet as a stage from which to monologue.
  • Extra Eyes: Has two sets of eyes sitting atop one another. Those he is controlling gain the same trait as a mark of their possession.
  • Foil: To his daughter, drawing power from the very emotions she tries so hard to master and control.
  • God of Evil: Sees himself as such. Occasionally, so does the narrator.
  • Greater-Scope Villain: Trigon himself only appears surprisingly rarely; his narrative presence is felt mostly through his waxing and waning influence on his daughter, Raven.
  • Horned Humanoid: Features antlers.
  • I Have Many Names: He's also known as "Skath" and "Ddrez".
  • Joker Immunity: He gets defeated and slain several times, but he has become such an iconic villain, the writers usually find a way to bring him back.
  • Names to Run Away from Really Fast: Trigon the Terrible.
  • Offing the Offspring: He's willing to kill Raven if she won't swear fealty to him.
  • Omnicidal Maniac: Annihilated an entire universe in order to keep himself alive, and later tries to do the same to Earth.
  • Pet the Dog: A very small one. In Justice League Dark: Apokolips War, he battles Darkseid while the heroes escape Apokolips, clearly having fun with it. As Raven is leaving, he thanks her for the "wonderful gift" and wishing her well. It's likely that he merely realized he had nothing to gain from manipulating her, and it would be the last time he saw her, so he might just as well wish her a good life.
  • Physical God: Trigon is at least in Darkseid's realm when it comes to raw power, and may actually be even more powerful, given some of what he did in "Terror of Trigon". Typically, the only way to defeat him is to magically reseal him inside of Raven's mind.
  • Satan: In "Terror of Trigon" he claims to be the inspiration for Satan, though given how much Trigon likes to talk himself up he may well be lying.
  • Sealed Inside a Person-Shaped Can: The only way Trigon can access the real world is via possessing Raven. Most of the time he is sealed within her mind.
  • Serial Rapist: Has raped hundreds of women across the centuries in order for them to give birth to his spawn and spread his evil.
  • Took a Level in Badass: In his first appearance he was comparable to Doomsday in power. In his second he was comparable to Darkseid.
  • Was Once a Man: Some versions of his backstory have him as a mutated human or half-fiend who become a demon lord through absorbing all the evil of a dimension.
  • We Can Rule Together: Him trying this on Raven is almost obligatory in any storyline he appears in.

The Sons of Trigon

The other children he spawned would later unite as the Sons of Trigon.

"Maybe I no longer care about the law... Maybe I just care about what's right."

A series of generally short lived vigilante assassins who can't seem to avoid getting into confrontations with the Titans, either as a whole or just individual members.

    The Wildebeest Society

The Wildebeest was a recurring Diabolical Mastermind who was notable for his fearsome appearance and his striking lack of consistency. During the Titans Hunt arc, the Wildebeest turned out to be the Collective Identity of the Wildebeest Society.

  • Cat Folk: Wildebeest genetic experiments include creating cat people, but the only successful experiment they've had was X-24, later known as Pantha.
  • Collective Identity: Their original M.O. Also somewhat deconstructed: turns out that having an organization where all members are running around in the same costume at all times can make it hard to keep track of each other, such as when Wildebeest VIII switches identities with Wildebeest IX after killing the latter.
  • Genius Bruiser: Each Wildebeest can go toe-to-toe with Cyborg and Starfire easily.
  • Name's the Same: This villain is not the first to use the name in DC Comics, but it was notably re-used by the same author. Marv Wolfman's first "Wildebeest" was a one-off supervillain, a costumed hunter from Dial H for Hero.
  • Never Recycle Your Schemes: Invoked; the Wildebeest made sure never to do the same thing twice so as to avoid a consistent M.O. During his first appearance, he even alternates between using Powered Armor and remotely-piloted robots.
  • No-Sell: The Wildebeest has special electronic eyes that rejected Jericho's ability to possess people through eye contact.
  • Retcon: The original Wildebeest was a Diabolical Mastermind and Genius Bruiser of no certain identity or motive who enacted a number of evil schemes that involved screwing around with the Titans — making him an inadvertent predecessor to the animated version of Slade — starting with framing Starfire for a murder of his own and branching out into things like reprogramming Cyborg to make him run around in a Wildebeest suit. Then Titans Hunt happened and the Wildebeest became the Wildebeest Society.
  • Powered Armor: The Wildebeest exo-suits.
  • The Remnant: Most of those recruited by the original Wildebeest leader were former H.I.V.E. agents who believed their main goal was to take vengeance for H.I.V.E.


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