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Hawk & Dove

    Hank Hall / Hawk 

Hank Hall / Hawk

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Species: Human

Played by: Alan Ritchson, Tait Blum (young)

Appearances: Titans

One half of a bird-themed couple who fights crime together.


  • Adaptational Angst Upgrade: Hank is a victim of child sexual abuse, something that didn't happen to him in the comics.
  • Adaptational Superpower Change: Word of God confirms they won't use their wings to fly in this version, but instead will act as a defensive shield and a means to slice up enemies.
  • Alliterative Name: Hank Hall aka Hawk.
  • Ascended Extra: Word of God says that it will be likely for them to become series regulars in the second season.
  • Battle Couple: Kicks ass alongside Dove.
  • Big Brother Instinct: Had this towards his younger brother Don even going so far as to take his brother's place in “going to check out the weight room” with his football coach to protect Don from being molested by him.
  • Bruiser With A Soft Centre: Tough, aggressive, and on occasion rude to the point of being a Jerkass, he's also very sweet in scenes alone with Dawn and clearly loves her.
  • Crazy Jealous Guy: Whenever Dick is around Dawn, due to their history together.
  • Career-Ending Injury: Forced to give up a promising college football career after suffering too many concussions.
  • Commonality Connection: Both he and Dawn lose a loved one in the same car accident, which leads to them hanging out and eventually beginning a relationship.
  • Dark and Troubled Past: Was abused as a child by his football coach, then sees his brother killed in a car accident before his very eyes.
  • Dented Iron: Hank is this by the time he's introduced to the audience, with all the injuries he's accumulated from years of crime-fighting starting to add up and taking their toll on his body, not to mention the ones he got from his Collegiate Football career.
  • Disappeared Dad: For whatever reason, neither his or Don's fathers are in their lives.
  • Establishing Character Moment: We meet him when he's chained up, being tortured, and snarking at the people torturing him.
  • Foil: To Dove with an aggressive, offensive bruiser, while Dove is strategic, defensive and lithe.
  • James Bondage: He is introduced tied up and taunting his captors.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: He can be very confrontational with others and crude if not being an outright asshole. He even openly admits to being a jerk. Despite this he is very much a hero who loves Dawn deeply.
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    Don Hall / Dove I 

Don Hall / Dove I

Species: Human

Played by: Elliot Knight, Jayden Marine (young)

Appearances: Titans

Hank Hall's brother and the original Dove.


  • Adaptational Angst Upgrade: He clearly blames himself for the sexual abuse his brother went through.
  • Adaptational Personality Change: The Don of the comics was a pacifist who avoided causing physical damage to others as much as possible for a superhero. Here he was more than willing to help beat up the pedophiles he and Hank went after and overall seemed quite fight-happy. Although, even Comics!Don would have been hard-pressed to treat pedophiles with pacifism.
  • Black Dude Dies First: Played With. He's far from being the first casualty in the Titansverse, but he is the first dead superhero mentioned within it.
  • Beware the Nice Ones: He was a perfectly nice man, but when the headmaster of the college they attended treated him with more favoritism than Hank and implied she was going to throw the older brother under the bus Don not only got confrontational but actively dared her to expel them.
  • Big Brother Instinct: Inverted. He's the little brother, but by how much is uncertain. Regardless, he was shown to be very protective of Hank and even went so far as to report his brother's head injury behind Hank's back in a bid to make him rest.
  • Blue Is Heroic: His costume has blue accents.
  • Dies Differently in Adaptation: Don famously dies in a Heroic Sacrifice in the comics. Here, it's because of a freak road accident.
  • Disappeared Dad: For whatever reason, neither his or Hank's fathers are in their lives.
  • Dropped a Bridge on Him: Died unceremoniously in a freak road accident.
  • It's All My Fault: He very clearly blamed himself for what happened to Hank when they were kids.
  • Missing Mom: She dies sometime between the weight room incident and the brothers' time at college.
  • Pædo Hunt: He was the one who suggested he and Hank become heroes for this express purpose.
  • Posthumous Character: Killed when a car crashes into him several years before the events of the series.
  • Race Lift: White in the comics, here portrayed by British-Nigerian Elliot Knight.
  • Related in the Adaptation: Zig-Zagged. He and Hank are full siblings in the comic books but are only half siblings in the show.
  • Sibling Team: With Hank, before his death.

    Dawn Granger / Dove II 

Dawn Granger / Dove II

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Species: Human

Played by: Minka Kelly

Appearances: Titans

One half of a bird-themed couple who fights crime together.


  • Adaptational Superpower Change: Word of God confirms they won't use their wings to fly in this version, but instead will act as a defensive shield and a means to slice up enemies.
  • Affirmative Action Legacy: Played with. She's a woman taking a man's mantle, but the original Dove in-universe is black while she's white.
  • Ascended Extra: Word of God says that it will be likely for Dove to become a regular next season alongside Hawk.
  • Battle Couple: Kicks ass alongside Hawk.
  • Beware the Nice Ones: Generally has a gentle disposition, but after learning Hawk was molested as a child, she breaks into his former abuser's home in the middle of the night, demanding he apologize to Hank and beats the crap out of him when he refuses. Later, when Hank tells her to leave as he prepares to go further, she refuses and stays to witness.
  • Blue Is Heroic: Her costume has blue accents.
  • Commonality Connection: She reaches out to Hank since they both had a loved one who died in the same car crash.
  • Contrived Coincidence: She happens to have the phonetically same name as her predecessor, whom also happened to have died on the same accident that took her mother.
  • Cultured Badass: Before being a superhero, she was as a ballerina who enjoys having afternoon tea.
  • Dance Battler: She was a ballerina before becoming a superhero, and a few of her moves shows her doing graceful spins.
  • Dark and Troubled Past: Her father apparently beat Dawn, her sister and her mother on the regular. Upon finally convincing her mother to leave him she has to bear witness to her mother almost immediately after being run over by a van.
  • Foil: To Hawk with her being strategic, defensive, and lithe while Hawk is an aggressive, offensive bruiser.
  • Legacy Character: Succeeded Don as Dove.
  • The One That Got Away: For Dick, if Donna Troy's remarks are and his own hallucinations of a happy life are anything to go by.
  • Pædo Hunt: After finding out that Hank is Hawk and about what happened to him as a child she tracked down his molester and tried to convince him to turn himself in for what he did. When this doesn't work she starts a fight, and does nothing to stop Hank from killing the man.
  • Red Oni, Blue Oni: The blue to Hawk's red, being the calmer, more leveled headed peacekeeper.
  • Second Episode Introduction: Made her debut in the second episode of the entire Titansverse.
  • True Blue Femininity: She has a blue superhero costume and commonly wears blue shirts in her civilian life.
  • Your Cheating Heart: She had a fling with Dick in the past, which is the reason why Hank and Dick are currently on bad terms.

Bat Family

    Bruce Wayne / Batman 

Bruce Thomas Wayne / Batman

Species: Human

Played by: Uncredited (season 1), Iain Glen (season 2)

Appearances: Titans

Billionaire playboy by day, dark protector of Gotham City by night. Dick's former partner before breaking off away from the sidekick mantle.


  • Adaptation Dye-Job: Iain Glen is/was a natural blond, in contrast to the dark brunette/jet black hair of Bruce in the comics and most adaptations.
  • Adaptational Villainy: Over the years, Batman has become more and more driven in his crusade and brutal towards criminals, so Dick leaves him over this. He's disgusted at what his mentor has become and is afraid of becoming just like him. In the season finale, this reaches its logical conclusion when Batman snaps, abandons his Thou Shall Not Kill code and murders all of his rogues gallery for the death of Commissioner Gordon, shocking Dick. Subverted, as it was revealed to be All Just a Dream.
  • Age Lift: Taking cues from the prologue of Batman Beyond, he will be played by an actor in his late fifties. Given that Dick is nearly thirty, this actually makes sense.
  • Broken Ace: An extremely wealthy man who is also widely regarded as the World's Best Warrior is also a man traumatized by his parents' murder since he was a child who ever since has been struggling to keep himself from being consumed by his demons.
  • Celebrity Paradox: Rachel is a big fan of Game of Thrones, especially the character of Daenerys Targaryen. His actor is a main cast member of the show, and his character there is strongly connected to Rachel's favorite.
  • Control Freak: Embeds trackers into Dick and Jason's arms to keep an eye on them. Dick didn't even know about his until Jason told him. Slides into nightmare fuel when you realize the only way Dick couldn’t already know about the tracking device is if Bruce roofied him. Gets phenomenally worse, if you’re aware of the pair’s past reputation and what inspired Robin’s leash in the Batman Who Laughs.
  • Crimefighting with Cash: The Trope Codifier. He owns a Fiction 500 Mega-Corp and lives in a very Big Fancy House.
  • The Dreaded: Criminals are terrified of him. The first group of thugs Robin confronts in the series take one look at him, then much to Dick's frustration, immediately turn their attention to the skies and rooftops instead, because they're more afraid of Batman than alarmed that another superhero, let alone his protege', has found them. They think Robin is no threat without Batman around to back him up. This proves to be a painful mistake.
  • The Ghost: Has yet to be fully shown onscreen. He's only appeared briefly through indirect methods like a voiceover, as a hand on Dick's shoulder, or as The Faceless from far away. The season finale seems to finally avert this, though all throughout the season the actor or actors portraying him was or were uncredited (at least as Bruce or Batman). Season 2 is set to change this, with Iain Glen being cast.
  • Greater-Scope Paragon: Presumably he won't have a large role, but will still be essential to the backstory of Titans.
  • One-Man Army: If Dick's hallucinations are to go by, he could take care of an entire squad by himself.
  • Two First Names: "Bruce" and "Wayne".

    Jason Todd / Robin II 

Jason Peter Todd / Robin II

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Species: Human

Played by: Curran Walters

Voiced by: Emilio Treviño (Latin American Spanish), Shouya Chiba (Japanese)

Appearances: Titans

"Nice to meet you bro, I'm the new Robin."

The second Robin and Batman's new sidekick after Dick leaves the role.


  • Adaptational Early Appearance: Jason became Robin after Dick had already adopted the Nightwing identity in the comics. Here Jason becomes the new Robin whilst Dick is still using the name and costume, albeit independently of Batman.
  • Adaptational Personality Change: Comic Jason was a troubled but ultimately good-natured kid with a nerdy streak until Jim Starlin and the editors at the time decided they wanted to kill him off in A Death in the Family and deliberately tried to make him unpopular through violet outbursts. (Whether it worked or not is up for debate, but "live" lost to "die" by a mere seventy-two votes.) Here, even before his traumatic death and resurrection, Jason is shown attacking cops who aren't even out for him and Dick just because he can.
    • He is depicted as an underage drinker in this series, but in the comics, he typically abstains. During his time as Robin there's a scene in a bar where he orders a glass of milk, and twice in Lost Days, Talia orders them a bottle of wine but only she drinks. Also in Lost Days, there's a scene where he doesn't drink his vodka while toasting with his bombmaking tutor's friends, implying that Jason might have been intended to be The Teetotaler in the comics.
  • Age Lift: He's nineteen, a few years older than the age at which his comics counterpart is traditionally depicted as Robin.
  • Anti-Hero Substitute: Dick's more uninhibited replacement Robin.
  • Ascended Extra: Word of God confirmed that he will be a series regular for Season 2, though in what capacity is yet to be seen.
  • Badass Normal: As is standard for a Batfamily member, he has no actual powers but makes up for it with skill.
  • Berserk Button: Cops. He loathes them with a passion, thinks "dirty" and "useless" are the only varieties, and even takes advantage of Batman's absence to attack several responding officers while helping Dick away from Gotham. He claims this is a result of being constantly harassed by police while growing up.
  • Big Brother Worship: He's seen to have a lot of respect for Dick Grayson, the first Robin.
  • Broken Pedestal: After spending some time with Dick (who he sees as an older brother and a role model), he starts to get tired of his constant whining against Batman and his pessimist personality and calls him on it after Dick scolds him for brutalizing cops.
  • Composite Character: This Jason's personality seems to take more after Tim Drake, going for the friendly enthusiasm over Jason's usually angsty grit. It should be noted, however, that most of Jason’s grittiness was only added to the character after he was resurrected, with the original comics that showed him as Robin conveying a kid who was from Crime Alley but still thrilled to be the new Robin.
  • A Day in the Limelight: Jason is the focus of his own episode, specifically the sixth, titled "Jason Todd".
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: He relishes the violence he gets to inflict on others, shows some more than unsettling Blood Knight and Knight Templar tendencies, hates cops, and is an underage drinker. That being said he also sincerely enjoys his role as Robin, deeply respects both Bruce and Dick, and defends Bruce against Dick's disillusioned views.
  • Kid Sidekick: Discussed, as Jason believes that Batman "needs" Robin to distract the bad guys before he swoops in, and the reason Robin wears brighter colors is to draw their gunfire away from Batman. He's quite nonchalant about this.
  • Legacy Character: He's the second to hold the title of Robin after Dick.
  • Parental Favouritism: Bruce apparently allows Jason to drive the Batmobile. Something he didn't do with Dick.
  • Pay Evil unto Evil: He believes the best part of being Robin is that it allows him to do this.
  • Replacement Goldfish: Jason serves the role of Batman's sidekick since Dick won't. Dick is surprised to learn that Jason's already been Robin for about a year, meaning Batman replaced him very quickly.
  • Street Urchin: As in the comics, he's a kid Batman took off the streets after he tried to steal the Batmobile's tires.
  • Two First Names: "Jason" and "Todd".
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    Barbara Gordon 

Barbara Gordon

Species: Human

Played by: TBA

Appearances:

Commissioner Gordon's daughter and a member of the Bat Family.


Amazons

    Diana Prince / Wonder Woman 

Diana Prince / Wonder Woman

Species: Amazon

Played by: TBA

Appearances:

Known to the world as Wonder Woman. She's Donna's adoptive elder sister and guardian whom she served as a partner.


    Donna Troy / Wonder Girl 

Donna Troy

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Species: Amazon

Played by: Conor Leslie, Andy Hubick (young)

Appearances: Titans

Amazonian sister of Wonder Woman who fights crime. Currently a journalist and a close friend of Dick Grayson.


  • The Ace: Managed to effortlessly move past being Wonder Girl and transition into a regular life.
  • Age Lift: Generally in her late-teens or early-twenties, here she's made her first appearance played by a 27-year-old actress.
  • Aloof Dark-Haired Girl: She's snarky but can be very graceful.
  • A Day in the Limelight: The focus of the eighth episode, titled "Donna Troy".
  • Early-Bird Cameo: In the second episode ("Hawk and Dove"), her name appears in Dick's contacts list, and we see her in a photograph.
  • Foil: To Dick. Both were taken in and raised by superheroes while becoming sidekicks before eventually leaving the role but their life courses go in opposite directions. Dick tried to quit being Robin because of how toxic the lifestyle was and disillusionment with Bruce while Donna stopped being Wonder Girl because she wanted to find a way of doing more good than she already was. Donna outright says that Batman, and by extension Robin, was created to punish the guilty while Wonder Woman and herself were concerned with protecting the innocent to highlight their differences.
  • Happily Adopted: While Donna Troy is notorious for having multiple convoluted origin stories in the comics, the show uses her original, simplest one: she was orphaned in a fire, rescued by Diana and raised and empowered as one of the Amazons.
  • Intrepid Reporter: She works as a journalist. She's so good that she's able to get exclusives from black markets.
  • Platonic Life-Partners: With Dick.
  • Two First Names: "Donna" and "Troy".

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Kryptonians

    Clark Kent / Superman 

Kal-El / Clark Kent / Superman

Species: Kryptonian

Played by: TBA

Appearances:

A refugee from Krypton who is one of Earth's iconic and beloved superheroes.


     "Subject 13" / Superboy 

Superboy

Species: Human-Kryptonian Hybrid Clone

Played By: Joshua Orpin

Appearances: Titans


  • Accidental Murder: A news report from Doom Patrol episode "Donkey Patrol", implies that he and Krypto caused a car crash which killed five innocent people.
  • The Dog Bites Back: The first thing we see him doing? Killing scientists who were experimenting on him.
  • The Faceless: His face isn't shown in The Stinger of Season 1.
  • Innocent Fanservice Guy: In his first scene at least, he wanders around completely naked despite there being labcoats he could use to cover up. Presumably, the scientists that grew him never bothered to teach him nudity taboos.
  • Last Episode, New Character: Debuted during The Stinger of the Season 1 finale.
  • Pet the Dog: Almost literally with his rescue of a fellow test subject who happens to be a dog.
  • The Stinger: At the end of Season 1 of Titans, he escapes from captivity from Project CADMUS, but before he goes, he rescues a dog from a green glowing cage.

     Krypto 

Krypto

Species: Kryptonian dog

Played By: TBA

Appearances: Titans


Others

     Willoughby Kipling 

Willoughby Kipling

Species: Empowered Human

Played By: Mark Sheppard

Appearances: Doom Patrol

A friend of Niles Caulder, and a practiced chaos magician.

  • Expy: Is one of John Constantine, naturally. In the Doom Patrol comics, Kipling was created because the creators were forbidden from using John in the series.


     The Flash 

The Flash

Species: Enhanced Human

A superhero that Cyborg mentioned.


  • Ambiguous Situation: Since his superhero name is the only one mentioned, it's unclear if this Flash is Jay Garrick, Barry Allen, Wally West, or Bart Allen.
  • The Ghost: His existence is only confirmed and is yet to make an appearance.
  • Super Speed: Is a speedster.

     Aquaman 

Aquaman

Species: Human-Atlanean Hybrid

A superhero that Robotman mentioned.



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