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    Dick Grayson / Robin / Nightwing 

Richard John "Dick" Grayson / Robin

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Species: Human

Played by: Brenton Thwaites, Tomaso Sanelli (teen)

Voiced by: Luis Navarro (Latin American Spanish), Ivan Bastidas (Latin American Spanish/teen), Yuuki Kaji (Japanese)

Appearances: Titans

Batman's first and former sidekick, and the leader of the Titans.
  • Adaptational Angst Upgrade: While the comics' version of Dick could be brooding at times, this version ramps that factor up by showing how much disdain he has for Batman, and how much more violent he is. He apparently grows out of it starting in Season 2.
  • Adaptation Personality Change: Comics Dick is usually The Social Expert and a premier example of Nice Guy within DC, while here he is awkward socially and an aloof asshole; he is also deeply flawed and, while in terms of demeanor he borrows the grimness, obsessive drivenness and loner tendencies from Teen Titans counterpart, whereas his other counterpart was always praised by Batman for being the most well-balanced of his kids.
    • In Season 2, he starts to develop more into the lighthearted, idealist, altruistic, magnetic Dick Grayson everyone is used to.
  • Age Lift: Brenton Thwaites was 28 as of his debut in the role. This in itself isn't out-of-ordinary for the character but, for most versions of his history, Dick Grayson had already long since adopted the Nightwing identity by the time he'd reached close to that age. In-Universe, he treated as a young adult, implying the character is in his early-to-mid twenties.
  • Aloof Big Brother: In season 1, he acts very cold toward the newest addition to the Batclan, Jason Todd, resenting the boy for replacing him. By Season 2, he made peace with the fact he is no longer Robin, and slowly gets into the Big Brother Mentor role for Jason.
  • Amazon Chaser: According to Donna, he has a thing for dangerous women.
  • Ambiguous Disorder: Everytime Dick's conscience haunts him, he has vivid Hallucinations of Bruce Wayne making a soup of his brains. Dick's case is a rare positive example, as his dissociate episodes are actually helping him into being a better person and becoming the hero he is meant to be.
  • Animal-Themed Superbeing: He get his inspiration to become Nightwing, after hearing a legend about a heroic mythological bird called Alazul from his cell teammates.
  • Badass in Charge: The super-skilled leader of Titans, capable to keep up even with metahumans.
  • Badass Normal: No powers here, just a supremely skilled martial artist, acrobat, and has his own weapons and gadgets.
  • Berserk Button: He brutalizes a drug dealer not for selling drugs, but for abusing children.
  • Broken Ace: He's smart, good looking, charming, and an excellent fighter, but he also is filled with self hatred and Parental Issues that don't go away, even when he makes conscious steps to put them behind him.
  • Broken Pedestal: Implied; he used to admire Batman when he was Robin, but now that bridge had burned. Jason Todd's fanboying reminded him too much of his past self.
  • Bruiser with a Soft Center: He has his warm moments towards kids and later towards his new partner.
  • Burn Baby Burn: He eventually burns his Robin costume.
  • The Charmer: Though initially standoffish, he quickly endears himself to Amy when they start actually talking.
  • Chick Magnet: In 1x05, both Kory and the owner of the motel they stay in express attraction to him. He also had an affair with Dawn Granger in the past.
  • Chronic Hero Syndrome: Or in Dick's case, is more 'Chronic saving and adopting children syndrome'.
    Dawn: You do have a saving-people problem, Dick Grayson.
  • Circus Brat: Raised in a circus by his late parents, who were performers there.
  • Combat Pragmatist: Uses whatever he can find as makeshift weapons, including a frying pan and the case containing his Robin suit.
  • Combat Parkour: He is very agile thanks to his circus background.
  • Dark and Troubled Past: Aside from his parents' tragic death and people dismissing it as an accident, he's adopted by a renowned vigilante who made Dick his Sidekick. He eventually left in disgust and anger towards his mentor, and founded his own team.
  • Dark Is Not Evil: Played straight after taking the mantle of Nightwing.
  • Deconstructed Character Archetype: Of the young sidekick taken in by the vigilante. Dick's behavior in costume shows exactly what happens when an adolescent is taken in by an emotionally troubled vigilante who has to use a certain level of brutality to be effective. Dick showcases emotional issues of his own and struggles with Becoming the Mask concerns, outright saying that his work with Batman was Harmful to Minors and feels that he was made into a Child Soldier in service to his mentor's crusade.
    • This all gradually becomes Reconstructed in Season 2. When Bruce Wayne finally makes his physical debut, he's nowhere near the borderline abusive bastard Dick claimed he was. Which suggests that the Ex-Sidekick used him more or less as an easy Scape Goat for his own insecurities. Dick's mental image of Bruce also acts as a positive influence which convinces him to start coming clean to his fellow Titans and motivates him to become better version of himself. This all culminates in Dick finally graduating to the Nightwing persona in the season finale.
  • Determinator: Works through any number of obstacles with nothing but his own will power.
  • Domino Mask: His default mask.
  • Dual Wielding: Doubles as Shock and Awe after his badass graduation.
  • Experienced Protagonist: Dick is a vigilante since his childhood, he served first under Batman, then 5 years prior to present events he was the leader of the OG Titans. When we first meet Dick in season 1, he is also a cop.
  • Fair Cop: A police officer who also works as a vigilante.
  • Follow in My Footsteps: Defied; he claims he left Batman's tutelage because he was becoming "more like him".
  • Freudian Excuse Is No Excuse: In Asylum , his younger self does this to himduring his hallucination, calling him out for blaming Bruce and Zucco for the violent person he is, stating he is the one responsible for what he has become. Dick eventually agrees, and works to move past his Blood Knight tendencies.
  • Friend to All Children: He may not make much effort to connect with other adults, but helping kids is important to him.
  • Genius Bruiser: Dick's a Badass Normal who doesn't struggle physically fighting superhumans, but, like Batman, and to some degrees unlike Jason, he isn't exactly Dumb Muscle. He corrects Jason Todd when he misremembers Frank Loyd Wright's name as just Frank Loyd (though Jason doesn't realise he's being corrected, thinking Dick is just saying 'Right' in agreement). He also quotes Niccolò Machiavelli off by heart when Jason asks who he is when he sees a painting of him in Bruce's safehouse.
  • Guilt Complex: His case is bad enough to feel guilty even for things he couldn't control.
  • The Hero: Dick is The Protagonist, has a well-balanced skill-set and is the leader of Titans. On the other hand, his heroic qualities are weighted down by his flaws and past sins. His journey is about becoming more of a traditional hero.
  • I Hate Past Me: Implied to be a reason why he reacts to Jason Todd's admiration of Batman in the most dismissive and deadpan way ever.
  • Ineffectual Loner: Wrecked with guilt after the fall-out of his team, Dick tries to isolate himself from others. He also fails epically at it.
  • Knight in Sour Armour: He begins the series in a terrible place, shutting himself off from all relationships.
  • Lonely Together: According to the developers, he gets along well with Raven because of their shared feelings of loneliness.
  • The Leader: The leader of the Titans.
  • Lethal Chef: Gar and Rachel do not appreciate his cauliflower crust pizza.
  • Mr. Fanservice: A given since Dick has always been one of DC Comics' most famous male sex symbols. The show's very first trailer didn't waste time showing him in a Shirtless Scene.
  • No-Holds-Barred Beatdown: Has a few problems controlling his anger and violent outbursts in Season 1; gets toned down a lot in Season 2.
  • Parental Abandonment: They both died during a circus performance, falling to their deaths from sabotaged trapeze cords.
  • Platonic Life-Partners: He was once this with Donna. But the baggage revolving around Deathstroke's return and Dick's dubious methods of combating him have put a visible strain on their friendship. By the second half of Season 2, they're no longer on speaking terms.
  • Prodigal Hero: He has a strained relationship with Batman for a few years; he comes around by Season 2.
  • The Protagonist: The main character of the first season, to Raven's Deuteragonist and Starfire's Tritagonist.
  • Rage Against the Mentor: He had a falling-out with Bruce prior to the series. His "Fuck Batman!" serves as an indicator how deeply estranged he is from his mentor.
  • Red Is Heroic: He's Robin so it's a given. Dick himself doesn't see it that way, though.
  • Sidekick Graduations Stick: No longer is he Batman's sidekick, instead he leads the Titans. However, he's not Nightwing in this adaptation. Until the Season 2 finale, where he finally adopts the Nightwing mantle.
  • Socially Awkward Hero: Donna calls him out on being this.
  • Spandex, Latex, or Leather: So far, he's the only one with an actual costume due to years of experience. It goes for a more armored look than the classic comics suit, notably covering up his arms as well as legs, and appears to be a mix of latex and fabric in real life.
  • Stealth Pun: In his day job, he's a Police Detective, or, in other words, a Police "Dick."
  • Sugar-and-Ice Personality: He's standoffish, distant, and untrusting of strangers, but is warmer and protective towards Rachel. Around Donna, he displays his lighter side, making jokes and smiling.
  • Tall, Dark, and Handsome: He stands at 6'2, and is definitely a good-looking man.
  • Tall, Dark, and Snarky: On the other hand, he's not afraid to dish out the snark, especially when dealing with fans of Batman like Jason Todd.
  • The Team Normal: In a team with a shapeshifter, an alien, and a half demon, he's the only one with no powers.
  • Team Dad: In Season 2, he is mentoring Gar, Rachel and Jason and is always preoccupied about their emotional well-being. This extends even to Rose, whom he tries to take under his wing.
  • Underestimating Badassery: Despite having several years worth of experience by now, thugs tend to make the assumption that, without Batman around, Robin isn't particularly dangerous on his own. This ends poorly for them.
  • Unreliable Expositor: In Season 1, Dick blames his tenure as Robin for nearly all of his personal issues and paints his surrogate father Bruce Wayne as toxic influence. Season 2 calls this all into question by presenting Bruce in a way more positive light while Dick gradually starts learning to accept responsibility for his own actions.
  • Unwitting Instigator of Doom: Dick's decision to use Jericho to get to his father in revenge for Garth, ends up getting Jericho killed, Deathstroke vowing revenge and the old Titans splitting up.

    Hank Hall / Hawk 

Hank Hall / Hawk

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Species: Human

Played by: Alan Ritchson, Tait Blum (young)

Appearances: Titans | Crisis On Infinite Earths (cameo)

One half of a bird-themed couple who fights crime together.
  • Accuser of the Brethren: Accuses Jason alongside Dawn, Donna, and Rachel, for messing with their things in season 2 episode 7.
  • 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.
  • The Alcoholic: Strongly hinted in the first season but the second season outright confirms that Hank has had a problem with this. By season 2 he seems to be trying to lesson his drinking habits if not outright trying to quit.
  • Alliterative Name: Hank Hall aka Hawk.
  • Ascended Extra: Alongside Dawn 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.
    • This extends to the younger members of the Titans. In season 1, when Dick attempts the dump Raven on him and Dawn he calls Dick out, seemingly not for suddenly saddling them with a teenager they barely know, but for abandoning a kid who clearly needs Dick to stick with her. Then, in season 2, he nearly dives into Knight Templar Big Brother status when attempting to capture Rose so he could trade Deathstroke for Jason.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • The Complainer Is Always Wrong: Gets hit with this quite a bit but he, possibly unintentionally on the writers' part, often brings up valid points.
  • Composite Character: His struggles with drug addiction and being an original Titan are reminiscent of Roy Harper.
  • Crazy Jealous Guy: Whenever Dick is around Dawn, due to their history together.
  • 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.
  • Hair-Trigger Temper: It doesn't take too much to set Hank off, especially if you are Dick Grayson or Jason Todd.
  • James Bondage: He is introduced tied up and taunting his captors.
  • Jerkass Ball: Downplayed for Hank, given he's typically a jerk to begin with, but is s2 ep7, he tosses out the "heart of gold" part and jumps in on the blame game alongside Dawn, Donna, and Rachel against Jason. (It's especially noticeable in Hank's case given the extremes he nearly went to in order to save Jason just a few episodes prior).
  • Jerk Jock: Former football player and resident Jerk with a Heart of Gold. Interestingly, he appears to have been more a Lovable Jock in college.
  • 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.
  • Missing Mom: She dies sometime between the weight room incident and the brothers' time at college.
  • Mr. Fanservice: Had his fair share of shirtless scenes.
  • Pædo Hunt: The reason he and Don became heroes, and ultimately what helped him become a team with Dawn she hunts down his rapist.
  • Rape as Backstory: He's the victim of child sexual abuse courtesy of his old football coach. He and Don became heroes specifically to take down pedophiles.
  • Recovered Addict: Season 2 reveals that he and Dawn had trouble with drug addiction in the past, but they seem to be clean now. Hank also appears to be a recovered (or, at least, a recovering) alcoholic.
  • Red Is Heroic: His costume has red accents.
  • Red Oni, Blue Oni: The red to Dawn's blue, being the aggressive muscleman that's quick to anger.
  • Related in the Adaptation: Zig-Zagged. He and Don are full siblings in the comic books but are only half siblings in the show.
  • Second Episode Introduction: Made his debut in the second episode of the entire Titansverse.
  • Sibling Team: Was this with Don.
  • Well-Intentioned Extremist: In season 2 he attempts to trade Rose for Jason to get him away from Slade despite the others' protests. He clearly had good intentions, but he was majorly throwing Rose under the bus in order to do it.

    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.


  • Accuser of the Brethren: Accuses Jason alongside Hank, Donna, and Rachel, for messing with their things in season 2 episode 7.
  • 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: In season 2, 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.
  • Characterization Marches On: See, Took a Level in Jerkass to compare her characterization in season 1 vs season 2.
  • Closer to Earth: Typically in comparison to Hank and Dick.
  • 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.
  • Dark-Skinned Blonde: Dawn is an olive-skinned woman with platinum blonde hair. Her actress is also of Indonesian ancestry, among others.
  • The Dog Bites Back: Is stated to have eventually lashed out at her father for his abuse in a way that broke some bones.
  • Everyone Loves Blondes: Dawn managed to attract Dick, Hank and Jason. In present, she forms an Official Couple with Hank.
  • Hypocrite: In season 2 she's shown to have a tendency to encourage bad behavior in Hank (in the present) and Dick (in the past), only to backtrack and pull a What the Hell, Hero? when things don't go the way she wants. This also arguably makes her a Toxic Friend Influence to both men, which Hank may or may not have picked up on when he broke up with her.
  • Holier Than Thou: A side effect of her having taken a level in jerkass in season 2 is this. She comes off as needing to always be morally superior to those around her (namely Dick and Hank) and will absolve herself of any guilt she may have in a situation in order to give the other parties a lecture despite often having been involved in the lead up to those situations in the first place.
  • Foil: To Hawk with her being strategic, defensive, and lithe while Hawk is an aggressive, offensive bruiser.
  • Jerkass Ball: Grabs a hold of it alongside Hank, Donna, and Rachel in episode 7 of season 2 when she falsely accuses Jason of messing with them. She does so much more gently than the others, but she still takes Rachel's word over the lack of evidence and her statements (to Jason) of "it's okay to be mad" make it clear she's accusing him just as much as the others are.
  • 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.
  • Manic Pixie Dream Girl: Very downplayed in that she's not a literal whirlwind of energy and oddness but she plays this basic role in regards to her relationship with Hank when they first start hanging out.
  • Morality Pet: Toward Hank and Dick, more so season 1 than 2, as her actions become pretty questionable in the second season.
  • 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.
  • Recovered Addict: Season 2 reveals that she and Hank had trouble with drug addiction in the past, but they seem to be clean now.
  • 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.
  • Took a Level in Jerkass: Not immediately evident, but season 2 portrays her (possibly unintentionally) as a socially manipulative hypocrite who's prone to being a Toxic Friend Influence to both Dick and Hank. Since many of these scenes take place during flashbacks it would appear she always had these flaws despite season 1 portraying her as a Morality Pet, a Warrior Therapist and as being Closer to Earth.
  • Toxic Friend Influence: Likely unintentional on the part of the writers but by season 2 you can make a pretty convincing case of her being this to not only Hank, but also Dick. (See, Took a Level in Jerkass and Hypocrite above).
  • True Blue Femininity: She has a blue superhero costume and commonly wears blue shirts in her civilian life.
  • Warrior Therapist: More so in Season 1 than 2.
  • What the Hell, Hero?: Not afraid to dish these out. Unfortunately, several of them come off as unearned due to a variety of reasons.
  • Your Cheating Heart: It's hard to tell exactly what happened, but for all intents and purposes it would seem that the beginning of her relationship with Hank was her using him to cheat on Dick.
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    Kory Anders / Koriand'r / Starfire 

Kory Anders / Koriand'r / Starfire

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Click here to see her in Season 1 

Species: Tamaranean

Played by: Anna Diop

Voiced by:: Mariana Ortiz (Latin American Spanish), Yui Kano (Japanese)

Appearances: Titans

An amnesiac woman trying to piece her life together after waking up in a car crash.


  • Action Fashionista: Is more evident in Season 2, where she changes her clothing even twice an episode. In the final scene of Season 2, everybody wears their heroic gears, except for Kory, who wears a glamorous costume and high heels as if she is doing a fashion walking, not fighting crime.
  • Adaptational Modesty: Her costume isn't quite as revealing as in the comics.
  • Adaptation Dye-Job: She has orange skin in the comics and most adaptations. Here, her skin is more similar to that of an African-American, though activating her powers gives her skin an orange glow like that of her original counterpart. Also while she's still a Dark-Skinned Redhead, her hair here is magenta, though like her skin, it turns to scarlet when activating her powers.
  • Adaptational Wimp: Seems to be a deliberately invoked trope as of the start of the series, as Kory has amnesia and doesn't know much about her powers or their origin or even that she's an alien. She does have Super Strength, but it seems to be much weaker than in the comics, where she can go toe-to-toe with if not win against characters of Wonder Woman's strength level. And whilst she does have her trademark starbolts, here they drain a lot of energy out of her for even a single use and her powers are much weaker at night (to the point she hasn't been able to use them at all at times). Like Beast Boy, this may be because she hasn't mastered her abilities just yet.
    • Pre-Amnesia Kory kept a sunbed in her lock-up, implying that Koriand'r needed to use the UV to keep her powers topped up.
  • Adaptational Personality Change: This version of Starfire has amnesia, and thus doesn't know much about her powers, much less that she's actually an alien. Thus the majority of her screen time has her behaving more "human" in comparison to other versions of the character, who were more unfamiliar with Earth.
  • Age Lift: As with Dick, her actor is in her late twenties.
  • Amazing Technicolor Population: Can pass as a black human woman, but turns a fiery orange when using her alien powers.
  • Amnesiac Hero: Unlike her previous incarnation, she doesn't know where she came from, what her species or real name is, or even her powers.
  • Boobs of Steel: Kory is an alien powerhouse, and also very busty.
  • Cain and Abel: With Blackfire. Not hard to guess which one Kory is.
  • Character Tics: Starfire tends to rub the jewerly from her ring-finger everytime she is agitated.
  • Dark-Skinned Redhead: She has magenta hair that turns scarlet when activating her powers.
  • Does Not Know Her Own Strength: She's surprised when she knocks a guy across a room.
  • Expository Hairstyle Change: In season 1 her hair was curly while in season 2 it's straight. The makeover, along with Costume Evolution, reflects her embrace of her superhero identity.
  • Fantastic Angst: Kory feels like she is belonging nowhere for being an alien princess stranded on Earth.
  • Fiery Redhead: Kory is usually calm, but she can be very opinionated and surely doesn't lack the fiery temper. Everytime she activates her fighting mode, she even becomes a visual representation of this trope, from her fire blasts to skin and hair.
  • Flaming Hair: Starfire can make her hair dissolve into locks made of fire.
  • Foreign Fanservice: She is an alien princess from planet Tamaran, and a big source of Fanservice.
  • The Gadfly: She enjoys acting as such to Dick, trying to get him to admit things he doesn't want to share.
  • Human Aliens: She's an alien, but one wouldn't notice that unless she's using her powers, and she herself has forgotten it at the start of the first season.
  • Girly Bruiser: Her Majesty in spades; Kory will kick your ass, but not without wearing something elegant, big jewels and some nice make-up.
  • Graceful Ladies Like Purple: Kory is an alien princess who enjoys wearing purple and is very feminine.
  • Identity Amnesia: She wakes up in a car crash not knowing who she is, and being chased by gangsters.
  • The Lancer: Clearly the secondary authority of the titular team and acts as the de facto leader if Dick's not around.
  • Mercy Kill: She has no choice but to murder Faddei after he gets mind controlled by Blackfire.
  • Meaningful Name: The last name of her human alias is the German word for "different", fitting as she's not from this world, like the other characters.
  • Ms. Fanservice: Despite the Adaptational Modesty, she's still this trope with a revealing costume and being easy to look at.
  • Not Wearing Tights: At least at first, she wears normal clothes instead of a costume, though they're still purple.
  • Odd Name Out: The only one of the eponymous Titans to not have a name with Animal Motif.
  • Only Sane Woman: She is pretty much more reasonable than the rest of the adults and Down to Earth.
  • Parental Favoritism: It's implied by Blackfire that their parents always favorited Starfire; though it's unknown if it's indeed true or is just one of Blackire's deluded convictions.
  • Playing with Fire: Her powers here manifest as powerful blasts of fire instead of energy like in the comics and cartoons.
  • Pretty in Mink: She's a beautiful woman who wears large fur coats.
  • Pretty Princess Powerhouse: Starfire is the exiled princess of the planet Tamaran. She is both beautiful and one of the strongest fighters in the show.
  • Purple Is Powerful: She's wearing a purple dress and seems to have an overall purple Color Motif.
  • Psychosomatic Superpower Outage: Much like her animated counterpart, Kory's powers are directly linked to her emotional state.
  • Quest for Identity: She finds that she's entangled with the mob and was looking for a certain girl, Rachel Roth. She's also surprised to learn she has Super Strength and can shoot fire.
  • Renamed the Same: Her real, alien name is Koriand'r, but goes by the phonetically similar Kory Anders on Earth.
  • Rummage Sale Reject: Kory (or possibly the producers) didn't exactly spend much in the sex shop to grab that rubber dress. Notably averted so far in season 2.
  • Sassy Black Woman: Well, more like sassy female alien who looks like a black woman, is a Fiery Redhead with a good quip at her disposal.
  • Significant Green-Eyed Redhead: Her magenta hair turns scarlet when activating her powers, while her eyes concurrently turn green.
  • Super Strength: Kory is an alien powerhouse.
  • Statuesque Stunner: Not to the extent of the comic version being 6'4", but her actress is still 5'9".
  • Tamer and Chaster: In the first episodes of Titans her outfits were rather Stripperiffic, but as the time passed, her clothing started to become less and less skimpy. By season 2, she barely shows any skin. Probably has something to do with a certain fan reaction.
  • Team Mom: Rachel and Gar view her this way.
  • Thou Shalt Not Kill: Averted, She has no problem with killing people, as she was some sort of Mafia assassin Double Agent before losing her memories. Dick does try to dissuade her from killing... at least until The Asylum.
  • Tritagonist: Despite being The Lancer, she's only the third focused character in the first season after Robin and Raven.
  • Zettai Ryouiki: She's wearing thigh high boots that stop just over the knee.

    Garfield Logan / Beast Boy 

Garfield "Gar" Logan / Beast Boy

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Click here to see him in Season 1 

Species: Metahuman

Played by: Ryan Potter

Voiced by:: Memo Aponte (Latin American Spanish), Mark Ishii (Japanese)

Appearances: Titans

A teen with shapeshifting powers who can take the form of animals.


  • Adaptation Dye-Job: While he keeps his green hair, his skin color is natural instead of being green as well. Played with as he appears to turn green only when using his animal powers.
  • Adaptational Attractiveness: This version of Beast Boy is borderline Bishōnen compared to the comics.
  • Adaptation Personality Change: In the comics Gar is an immature Sad Clown, with Attention Whore tendencies and a Lovable Sex Maniac. Here, he lacks this kind of characterization. Even so, both versions of the characters still have in common the endearing sweet personality, awkward nerdiness and a good crack-wising.
  • Adaptational Wimp: Downplayed. This Beast Boy can transform into a tiger and so far only a tiger. Though he says tigers are his favorite animal, it may be because he hasn't mastered the full extent of his powers. Season 2 thankfully subverts this, since he is able to turn into a snake as well.
  • Adorkable: Because of his isolated upbringing, he is naive to a fault and kind of awkward. He also has a child like enthusiasm upon meeting new people and showing them his favorite stuff.
  • Affectionate Nickname: The Doom Patrol call him "Gar". Soon, the rest of the Titans adopt this nickname for him.
  • Age Lift: Beast Boy is usually the youngest by a few years. Here, he's older than Raven.
  • Amazing Technicolor Population: His skin turns green when using his powers, and the animals he turns into are green as well.
  • Animorphism: he can shape-shift into tigers and snakes, and possibly even other animals.
  • Badass Adorable: An adorable nerd who can turn into a mighty tiger.
  • Beast Man: Sometimes, the animals instincts take control over Gar.
  • Beware the Nice Ones: He's a sweet-natured goofball most of time, and nice to everyone, but he can turn into lethal animals like tigers and snakes. If provoked enough, he will gut you, just ask the crazy scientist who thought is a great idea to abuse Gar.
  • Brainwashed and Crazy: Cadmus experiments on Gar include randomly killing people.
  • Break the Cutie: In episodes 4 & 5, Garfield cheerfully mentions that he's never even bitten anyone while transformed, let alone attacked anyone. Come episode 7, Garfield acts on animal instinct and mauls an asylum doctor to death after said doctor attacks Rachel. Once he's back in his human form, it's obvious that Garfield is understandably traumatized by what he did.
    • Gar's plight ends up getting considerably worse in Season 2 where he is forced by Mercy Graves to cold-bloodedly murder civilians at his favorite cafe. The second he snaps out of his hypnosis and realizes what he's done, Gar visibly has a mental breakdown over his actions.
  • The Chew Toy: Despite being Out of Focus the writers find plenty of room to torment poor Gar.
  • Civvie Spandex: His outfit is the most casual-looking of the four Titans, but his red and white jacket resembles his 80s costume from the New Teen Titans era (when he went by "Changeling").
  • Conveniently an Orphan: His parents died in Congo, and Garfield only survived because Chief found him.
  • Full-Frontal Assault: His power is transforming into animals, and he has to take off his clothes before doing so because they will rip.
  • Genre Savvy: Classic films, vinyl, and video games. In "Ghosts", when Jason has the bright idea of splitting up, in a form of a tribute to the animated series he even says:
    Gar to Jason: Have you never seen an horror movie before?
  • Good Thing You Can Heal: It's heavily implied that the Trigon possessed Titans beat him to death but his nature as a shapeshifter gave him the ability to heal himself with only a few bruises left over. Notably he turned into a snake for the first time in this scene, and snakes/serpents are often connected to the concepts of "rebirth" and "regeneration."
  • Guilt Complex: Over Jason's kidnapping in season 2.
  • The Heart: He is nice and compassionate, and tries to his best to comfort his teammates, just as when he tried to assure Jason he is not a reject.
  • Manchurian Agent: After being captured by Mercy Graves in Season 2, Gar is surgically transformed into one of these against his will.
  • Morality Pet: Heavily implied to be this for Rachel. Most noticeably, in the season two premiere Trigon specifically targeted Gar in his effort to break Rachel. When Gar survived his beating from the possessed Titans he was able to pull Rachel out of her father's thrall by holding her hand and asking her to come back. It's also implied he might be a minor one to Jason, as the other boy is overall more considerate of Gar's feelings than he is of any of the other Titans'.
  • Mundane Utility: He is introduced at the end of the pilot transformed as a tiger just to steal video games from a store.
  • Naked People Are Funny: In his character teaser, when he transforms into a tiger and back, he comes back naked. It takes Dick asking if he has to be naked to change and Starfire snickering in amusement for him to register what's going on.
  • Nerd: His first introduction shows him stealing video games as a tiger. When Rachel points out that he's a geek he happily proclaims he's a geek of "classic films, vinyl, and video games". He also gets protective of one of his things when Rachel plays with it, stating that it was vintage.
  • Nice Guy: What makes him unique and outstanding among the team is his friendliness and desire to help people.
  • Nice Job Breaking It, Hero!: He's partially at fault for Superboy attacking the cops, although it's downplayed in that he merely didn't have time to explain it to him (and likely didn't realize he'd have to.)
  • Only Sane Man: Takes on this role in his interactions with Jason, wanting to call Dick for help and avoid splitting up while Jason is in favour of running off alone.
  • Out of Focus: The first season focuses much more on Robin, Starfire, and Raven. Gets even worse in Season 2 when the cast increases.
  • Panthera Awesome: Tigers are his favorite animal so he prefers to turn into one.
  • Please Don't Leave Me: When the other doctors start to leave because of the virus he and the others contracted in Congo, he weakly begs them not to go.
  • Plucky Comic Relief: The most opening comedic member of the Titans.
  • Pop-Cultured Badass: He is a shape-shifter who likes vinyl and video games, and wears a lot of t-shirts with pop references.
  • Race Lift: Generally portrayed as Caucasian (but with green skin), his actor here is half-Japanese.
  • Reality Ensues: Unlike his comics and cartoons incarnations, who can turn into animals and back while still keeping their human clothes on, this incarnation of Beast Boy unfortunately has to deal with the fact that clothing isn't shapeshiftable.
  • Screw This, I'm Out of Here!: His rather comedic reaction to seeing Superboy attack the cops.
  • Serpent of Immortality: As mentioned above in Good Thing You Can Heal, Gar turns into a snake after having very likely been beaten to death and once he turns back into his human form the most he's got is a bit a bruising.
  • Sixth Ranger: The story of Season 1 largely focuses on Robin, Starfire and Raven while Beast Boy doesn't show up until later.
  • Token Good Teammate: Of a team filled with moral ambiguity, hypocrisies, mental instabilities, negative personality traits, and deep insecurities, Gar stands out as the well-adjusted and kindhearted member.
  • Two First Names: Per the DC Comics naming tradition. Interestingly, his last name is shared with the rival company's famous animal-themed superhero.
  • Voluntary Shapeshifter: Can shift into the form of any animal.
  • You Are Better Than You Think You Are: Attempts to assure Jason that he isn't a "reject," and it might have worked if not for the other boy getting kidnapped.
  • You Gotta Have Blue Hair: He has green hair, much like his previous incarnations.

     Rose Wilson / Ravager 

Rose Wilson / Ravager

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Species: Metahuman

Played By: Chelsea Zhang

Appearances: Titans (2018)

Rose Wilson is the daughter of Slade Wilson and the sister of Jericho. With her father's training, Rose became a skilled assassin. She donned a leather suit, similar to Slade's, and took on the name Ravager.
  • Abled in the Adaptation: The Titans' take on Rose is far-cry from the mess she was in the Pre-Flash Point, from where the series takes a lot of influence. Her Pre-Flash Point counterpart was psychotic because of a super-serum that Slade forced on her, and treated her depressive episodes with getting occasionally drunk and behaving unusually sexual for an underage girl. Show Rose, even with her typical 'daddy issues' and some metahuman angst, is pretty much mentally stable, taking more after the DC Rebirth iteration of the character.
  • Abusive Parents: In a true Wilson family manner. Apparently, not even an army of psychologists can mediate the situation between daughter and father.
  • Action Girl: First time we see Rose, she puts to shame a bunch of armed cops. This girl is more than capable of handling herself.
  • Adaptational Angst Upgrade: Inverted. Because Rose's backstory had been simplified, she has fewer reasons to be desperate after her father's approval. Unlike the crappy life she has in the comic books, Rose has lived a decent life with her mother in a nice suburbia prior meeting her real father.
  • Adaptation Relationship Overhaul: Their relationship is a mix between the Pre-Flash Point and DC Rebirth versions. Just like in In the Pre-Flash Point Era, Slade refuses at first to acknowledge Rose, then he changes his mind and invites her to live with him. In DC Rebirth, Rose is a very much Daddy's Girl, while Slade, at his worst, is a manipulative asshole of a father who genuinely loves her. In the show instead, he doesn't care for her too much; instead, he appears back in her life just to use her for his revenge on the Titans.
  • Adaptational Wimp: Downplayed; her combat skills are accurate, but Rose lacks her Combat Clairvoyance abilities; as for her resistance to Mind Control, it is is yet to be seen. On the other hand, when it comes to her healing abilities, she is the show own Deadpool, whereas in the comics those abilities were never so extended.
  • Age Lift: In the comics, she's a teenager, joining the Titans as early as 14, while here she's played by Chelsea T. Zhang, who is in her early twenties.
    • On the other hand, is implied by her backstory and the way the other treat Rose that she is still a teenager somewhere between 17-19 years old.
  • Aloof Ally: Rose is very dismissive of the Titans. No longer the case by the end of Season 2.
  • Ambiguously Evil: Rose's true intentions are yet to be seen.
  • Antagonistic Offspring: Rose pretends she and Slade are not on good terms. However, by the end of Season 2, she switches sides and fights him.
  • Asian and Nerdy: Rose, of all people, turns out to be this. In Titans 2x11, she starts to quote alongside Jason a song from the West Side Story.
    Rose: What? You thought you were the only nerd?
  • Beauty Is Never Tarnished: Inverted. After jumping through a window glass Rose has a few nasty cuts on her face. Played straight later as she has healed already and has no scars.
  • Becoming the Mask: She genuinely falls in love with Jason Todd when she was supposed to take advantage of him. She also seem to appreciate the other Titans too.
  • Broken Bird: Invoked Trope. Slade knows that helping the strays is Dick's thing, so he convinces Rose to play the role of a girl who was victimized and almost murdered by her own father.
  • Broken Pedestal: Despite Becoming the Mask, Rose broke Jason down to tears when she told him she was responsible for all of his recent mischief.
  • Commonality Connection: With Raven, just two girls bonding over 'daddy issues'.
  • Composite Character: Rose incorporates some elements from Teen Titans version of Terra like being a confused girl about her powers, of whom Slade takes advantage and manipulates emotionally.
    • Ironically enough, Terra from Teen Titans was a mix of herself and comicbook Rose Wilson.
  • Cute Bruiser: Slender and acrobatic, Rose is pretty good at kicking ass.
  • Daddy's Little Villain: Rose is not truly evil, as she joined Slade because she really wanted to be by his side and explore her potential. Unfortunately, that means also becoming his partner in crime.
  • Dark Action Girl: She was trained by Slade to be a badass ninja girl with a lot of moral ambiguity.
  • Dating What Daddy Hates: Slade is not fond of either of the two Robins Dick Grayson (former Robin, in Dick's case) and Jason Todd. Rose dates Jason, whom her father kidnapped, tortured and almost murdered a few episodes ago.
  • A Day in the Limelight: The second episode of season 2 is about Rose.
  • Deadpan Snarker: She's quick with sardonic remarks, especially at Dick's expense.
  • Easily Forgiven: Played with. Rose is forgiven and officially received in the Team, but it's unknown if the Titans actually have forgiven her, or just gave Rose free pass because Jericho inhabits her body for now.
    • Inverted by Jason Todd, who just couldn't forgive her, regardless of how much he attracted to her.
  • Evil All Along: Downplayed example. At her core, Rose is a decent girl, but this didn't stop her from playing a not so decent role in her father's machinations.
  • Eye Scream: Her missing eye is a gift from her 'daddy'.
  • Family of Choice: Rose chooses the Titans over her father.
    Deathstroke: You've finally accepted your true family.
    Rose: I have. Titans are my family!
  • Fanservice Pack: In her first appearance, her clothing was rather trashy looking, since she was on the run. In Bruce Wayne Rose shows herself in her undershirt in front of Jason's door, to , ahem, comfort him. In another episode, she wears nothing but a swimwear, displaying some nice shapes. Her clothing becomes slightly more feminine, wearing even a skirt.
  • Good Thing You Can Heal: Because Rose has near Deadpool-levels of regenerative abilities, the creators already took advantage of her power to heal. She gets brutalized by her "daddy" before the show even started, then Raven breaks all of her bones in a very painful manner. A few hours later, she is back on her feet as if nothing happened.
  • Handicapped Badass: Rose's missing left eye didn't stop her from being a badass Action Girl. The eyepatch that she received from Dick make her look even smoking hot.
  • Healing Factor: She was shown having a very advanced ability to self heal, to the point of quickly recovering from death-like situations.
  • It Runs in the Family: Rose’s powers are a result of the experimental bio-enhancements her father went through.
  • Jerkass Has a Point: She's right when she tells Jason that the old Titans would rather quarrel with each other all day than track down Deathstroke.
  • Katanas Are Just Better: Uses one in her training session with Dick.
  • Kidnapped by an Ally: Played with. Dick keeps Rose locked in the Titan Tower in order to keep her safe and protected from her father.
  • Loner-Turned-Friend: She goes from being a fugitive, to an Aloof Ally, all while being a Mole. Later, she has a change of heart and joins the Titans for good.
  • Love-Interest Traitor: Finding out that Rose was allied with her father the whole time breaks Jason's heart.
  • Master Swordsman: Slade teached Rose how to wield dual swords.
  • Mating Dance: In Bruce Wayne, Rose tries to invite Jason to dance with her, while making intimate movements around him. He doesn't protest too much until he gives in. Naturally, they end up kissing.
  • McNinja: Rose showed herself to be very capable when it comes to martial arts, she has good hand-to-hand combat skills, free-running, gymnastic abilities and knows how to wield a sword quite well.
  • Mellow Fellow: Rose's relaxed disposition can easily be characterized as aloof and laid back, and her dry humor make her seem nonchalant.
  • The Mole: Rose infiltrates in the Titans team at her father's order.
  • Mysterious Past: While some things has been alluded about Rose's past, like having a dysfunctional relationship with her father, we still don't know nothing about her childhood, her relationship with Slade before killing Jericho., how is she related to Joey, what exactly brought her into San Francisco, or her true moral alignment. Finally subverted in Faux Hawk, when she tells Jason the truth about herself and Slade.
  • Mysterious Waif: Introduced in Rose, Rose, more or less starts the plot of this season. Homeless? Checked. Running away from her homicidal father? Checked. Evoking main hero's desire to protect her, to the point of locking her up in the Titan Tower? Checked. Lot of mystery about her true motivations, cryptic backstory? Checked and checked.
  • Mystical White Hair: Rose has a pretty silver hair, but only time will tell if her heart is just as pretty (despite her occasional jerkiness) or something else.
  • One-Woman Army: Is able to take down a group of armed cops with ease.
  • Regretful Traitor: Rose comes to truly see her own errors, and decides to tell the truth to Jason.
  • The Run Away: Rose ran away from home in order to live with Deathstroke.
  • Second Episode Introduction: Is introduced in the episode Rose. Bonus points for being a regular too.
  • Sex–Face Turn: While Rose had doubts about her own role long before, she truly came to regret her actions, after starting an intimate relationship with Jason Todd.
  • Sharing a Body: After Deathstroke is taken down, Jericho jumps into Rose's body, sharing it temporally.
  • Skewed Priorities: When Jason Todd was kidnapped by her own father, Rose was more concerned about what cereal flavors the Titans prefer. In the end, it is revealed it is a case of only acting like a jerk; after Jason is saved, she is one of the only two people who show genuine concern over his well-being.
  • Superpowerful Genetics: Rose got Slade’s enhanced attributes.
  • Super Toughness: Rose survived a jump from a tall building into another building, through a window glass, having only a few cuts that healed later anyway thanks to her regenerative powers.
  • The Tease: Rose flirts with Jason using a seductive tone of voice, then she tries to incite Jason by dancing suggestively to snap him out of his daydreaming.
  • Terms of Endangerment: The way she calls Slade 'daddy' sometimes sounds rather like a mock.
  • Training from Hell: Slade used to harshly train Rose, going as far as knifing her to toughen her up.
  • You Gotta Have Blue Hair: She has her signature silver hair.
  • Waif-Fu: Rose has rather a small frame and almost no muscle. Yet, her fighting style is dance-like and her motions are rather graceful. She can easily overpowers multiple opponents. Justified, she has the advantage of being a meta-human.
  • Walking Spoiler: Her presence in the show really didn't kept too many fans wondering about her true goal.
  • Weak, but Skilled: In comparison with her other super-powered peers, her metahuman abilities are weak; but she makes up for it with skill and unmatchable self-healing powers.
  • "Well Done, Daughter!" Girl: It's not so much that Rose is a bad person, as she's fallen victim to her desire to get her father's affection and his manipulation of her in the end.
  • A Wolf in Sheep's Clothing: Rose tries the whole time to hide her true motivations by speaking cryptically about her past with Deathstroke.
  • Wounded Gazelle Gambit: Part of Slade's grande plans, was to gouge Rose's eye out and put her on the run, so she could infiltrate the Titan Tower. Her very presence creates havoc among the team.


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    Garth / Aqualad 

Garth / Aqualad

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Species: Atlantean

Played By: Drew Van Acker

Appearances: Titans


    Donna Troy / Wonder Girl 

Donna Troy / Wonder Girl

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Species: Amazon

Played by: Conor Leslie, Andy Hubick (teen), Afrodite Drossos (child)

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.
  • Accuser of the Brethren: Alongside Dawn, Hank, and Rachel in the seventh episode of season 2 toward Jason.
  • Action Girl: Well, she is an Amazon (albeit an adopted one).
  • Adaptational Modesty: Her hero costume is less revealing, removing her iconic Absolute Cleavage, whereas in the comics, Donna would either wear a Leotard of Power or very body-fit costume with deep low-cuts for the sake of fanservice.
  • Adaptational Wimp: Similar to Kory, Donna has her Flying Brick ability removed in the show. Also, her superstrength is downplayed a lot.
  • Age Lift: She's played by 27-year-old Conor Leslie. In-Universe, similarly to Dick, it's implied that she's in her early-to-mid twenties.
  • 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".
  • Brainy Brunette: Donna's day job is a journalism, and she possibly knows to speak many foreign languages, as Dawn implies.
  • Dark and Troubled Past: Not even Wonder Woman's protegee is sparred from this. She lost many dear ones on different moments of her life.
  • Deadpan Snarker: A rarity of her.
    Dawn : Why is he looking at me like that?
    Donna: Probably 'cuz you're dressed like a giant bird.
  • 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.
  • Establishing Character Moment: Her adult self is introduced happily retired from being a hero but good-naturedly chiding Dick for burnin his suit rather than just putting it in the closet like she did with hers, is happy to see Dick, says he can sleep on her couch again, playfully calls him Boy Wonder, challenges him to a short race with some acrobatic jumps, then invites him to a party a lot of civilians will be at to give him some perspective for his decision. All of which provides a good indicator of her character and relationship with Dick (especially for season one).
  • Everything's Better with Spinning: Donna always makes elegant spins with her enhanced lasso.
  • 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.
  • Hypocrite: She blames Dick for Jericho's death and abandons him again after learning he kept all of the Titans in the dark in regards to how he died. Even though at the time, Donna was Dick's strongest supporter for manipulating Jericho and was willingly complicit in keeping their involvement a secret from the new members of the team. Rachel rightfully calls her out on this while accompanying her.
  • Interspecies Romance: She is an amazon who was in love with the Atlantean Garth.
  • Intrepid Reporter: She works as a journalist. She's so good that she's able to get exclusives from black markets.
  • Jerkass Ball: Plays hot potato with it alongside Dawn, Hank, and Rachel when they falsely accuse Jason of messing with their belongings in season 2.
  • Jerkass Has a Point: Despite Rachel's pleas for help, Donna refuses to waste her time trying to bust a self-loathing Dick Grayson out of prison when Garfield and Conner have been kidnapped. Donna is ultimately proven right when Dick comes to his senses and breaks himself out of prison shortly afterwards. Thus rendering Rachel and Kori's rescue attempt moot.
  • Lady of War: Donna is an Amazon and a quit graceful fighter.
  • Platonic Life-Partners: She was once this with Dick. But the baggage revolving around Deathstroke's return and Dick's dubious methods of combating him have put a visible strain on their friendship. By the second half of Season 2, they're no longer on speaking terms.
  • Red Is Heroic: Her costume is all red.
  • Signature Move: Spinning her body along with her lasso as seen here.
  • Super Strength: Comes with being adopted in a race of fictional semigoddesses.
  • Statuesque Stunner: Donna is both lovely and tall, being portrayed by the 5'10" Conor Leslie.
  • Strong as They Need to Be: Sometimes she can do things like take a punch to the face from a Kryptonian and other times she's getting her ass handed to her by Slade wielding a blade.(While Slade is certainly stronger than the average human he has nothing on the likes of the Superfamily). In general, her level of Super Strength and combat skill is all over the place, and seems to strongly depend on what would be either the most dramatic or the most funny in any given situation.
    • This comes full circle in the season 2 finale where she's killed by electricity after being able to absorb Conner's punches without receiving a mark.
  • Vitriolic Best Buds: With Kory during the short time skip of season 2.
  • Tall, Dark, and Snarky: Donna fits the trope to a T.
  • Two First Names: "Donna" and "Troy".
  • The Worf Effect: Despite arguably being the most powerful Titan due to being an Amazon (and being able to stand up to Kori) she's fairly easily taken down by Deathstroke during one of the many flashbacks of season 2, likely to further establish how dangerous he is.

    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 | Crisis On Infinite Earths (cameo)

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

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


  • Adaptational Curves: Inverted. Comic Jason Todd is a tall and bulky Pretty Boy, whereas here he is short and way leaner.
  • Adaptational Dumbass: Comics Jason Todd is the bibliophile of the Batfamily and a Genius Bruiser, here, he doesn't even knows who Machiavelli is. Downplayed example, Jason is not stupid by any means; he is Robin, after all.
  • 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 The Lost Days, Talia orders them a bottle of wine but only she drinks. Also in The 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. Ironically enough, he's written and treated as if he were a teenager.
  • Amazon Chaser: Implied with Rose, he was showing In Love with Your Carnage tendencies towards her, after seeing her beating some cops on TV.
  • Anti-Hero Substitute: Dick's more uninhibited replacement Robin.
  • Ascended Extra: By Season 2, Jason officially becomes a member of the Titans.
  • 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.
  • Big Ego, Hidden Depths: Season 2 is completely dedicated to demonstrate that, behind all the cockiness and impulsiveness, Jason is a young boy with a very fragile self-confidence.
    • Episode 7 of season 2 even implies Jason has been quite suicidal a few times in his life.
    • He is also a huge nerd for theatre and musicals like West Side Story.
  • Broken Bird: Jason has a rather infamous mind-fucking session with Deathstroke that leaves him with symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder.
  • 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.
    • By the end of Season 2, pretty much everyone, with special mentions going to Bruce and Rose.
  • Broken Tears: Jason has a literal emotional breakdown and starts to cry after learning that Rose deceived him even if she came to truly love him.
  • Bruiser With A Soft Centre: Jason tends to be very violent and often rude. He also considers himself a thespian; is all head over the heels for Rose, and shows a very romantic sweet side only toward her.
  • Casanova Wannabe: Jason tries to be a flirtatious lady's man, with mixed results. Calls Dawn 'babe' and when he first meets Donna and Kory, he makes a comment about not stopping their bickering just because of his presence. His case gets bad enough to the point where Donna freaks out and calls Jason 'it'.
    • On a side note, he does manage to attract Rose Wilson.
  • The Chew Toy: First half of Season 2 has been quite unforgiving with Jason. He gets lied to, tossed aside, the adult Titans (except for Dick and Kory) mostly dislike him for his apparent cavalier attitude, and as if all this was not enough, he gets kidnapped, tortured and almost dies at Deathstroke's hands, leaving Jason with a bad case of PTSD. Everybody, but Rose and Dick, shows no real mercy for his condition. Granted, this trope gets darkly deconstructed at the end of the episode 2x07. After getting unfairly accused of things that have nothing to do with him and having Rachel and the former Titans just taking their anger on him, Jason decides to throw himself from the roof, genuinely believing he is the cause to everybody's problems.
  • 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.
  • Convicted by Public Opinion: Gets hit with this hard in the seventh episode of season 2. When Hank, Dawn, Donna, and Rachel all find their things messed with they immediately begin pointing fingers at Jason, despite having zero evidence that he's done any of it.
  • Dark and Troubled Past: It's enough for Jason to be born in Gotham to have life full of crap.
    Jason to Rose: Dad was an asshole who got himself killed, mom was an addict. I did the whole delinquency tour: foster care, juvie, lived on the streets.
  • A Day in the Limelight: Jason is the focus of his own episode, specifically the sixth, titled "Jason Todd".
  • Driven to Suicide: Poor Jason. After his near death experience that clearly left him shaken to his core, he finds himself unable to cope with the unfair harsh treatment from the others. He genuinely believes himself a reject that nobody wants, and barely tries to defend himself from unfounded accusations. In the end, he decides to remove the poison by jumping off of the Titan Tower.
  • Foolish Sibling, Responsible Sibling: Jason has this dynamic with Dick. Jason is fun-loving, optimistic, while Dick is jaded and standoffish. On an ironic note, in the comics is exactly the opposite.
  • The Friend Nobody Likes: Poor Jason, everybody seem to give him the cold shoulder, except Gar, and even then Gar plays the Only Sane Man to Jason.
  • Heartbroken Badass: After pouring his soul into his relationship with his lover, is brought to the point of tears after learning that she may be the cause of his recent problems.
  • Heroic Self-Deprecation: Openly calls himself a "reject" to Gar.
  • Inferiority Superiority Complex: He's determined to prove himself and demonstrate his capability to the others.
  • 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 and he deeply respects both Bruce and Dick as he defends Bruce against Dick's disillusioned views and comes back to help Dick and co. with Trigon.
  • 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.
  • Nice Job Breaking It, Hero!: Thanks to his 'Titans are back, bitches!' on TV, both old and new Titans are targeted again.
    • His decision to track down Dr. Light by himself leads to him being captured by Deathstroke and sets off a chain of events that initiates the Titans' later conflict with Cadmus Laboratories.
  • Parental Favouritism: Bruce apparently allows Jason to drive the Batmobile. Something he didn't do with Dick. Subverted, as season two reveals that those had been joyrides, rather than anything he'd been given permission to do.
  • Pay Evil unto Evil: He believes the best part of being Robin is that it allows him to do this.
  • Pet the Dog: When he's talking about feeling like a reject he quickly backtracks to assure Gar that he's talking about himself after Gar gets upset with the implication that Jason is saying he's the reject.
  • Rags to Riches: Jason goes from a street child to being the sidekick to one of the richest people in the world.
  • Real Men Wear Pink: Jason is jerkish, a Blood Knight and an underage drinker; that being said, he enjoys theatre, has a cheesy romantic side and is a decent cooker. He even wears a pinkish blouse at some moment.
  • Reckless Sidekick: Jason tends to be impulsive, takes amusement in provoking fights, dislikes being bossed around and has a habit of disobeying orders. Because of those traits, Jason got himself kidnapped and almost killed by Deathtroke.
  • 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.
  • Replacement Scrappy: In-Universe, Jason replacing Dick was not received well. Donna's reaction speaks for everyone:
    Donna upon meeting Jason: What the fuck is that and why is it wearing Dick's costume?
  • Scape Goat: The OG Titans and Rachel bring unfounded accusations upon Jason, pushing him over the edge.
  • Screw This, I'm Outta Here!: After getting fed up with the mistreatment he received from the OG Titans, he leaves the team with Rose, but her deceive, is the last straw that makes Jason to abandon everybody for good.
  • Small Name, Big Ego: Jason thinks he is the best, nobody is impressed.
  • Sir Swears-a-Lot: Dropping the f-bomb every two words is basically Jason's Catchphrase.
  • 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".
  • Was It All a Lie?: He tearfully asks Rose if even their relationship was part of her deceit.

    Rachel Roth / Raven 

Rachel Roth / Raven

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Click here to see her in Season 1 

Species: Human-Demon hybrid

Played by: Teagan Croft

Voiced by:: Verania Ortiz (Latin American Spanish), Chiaki Omigawa (Japanese)

Appearances: Titans

"Sometimes, when I feel the darkness, it feels... good."

A troubled empath who's the daughter of the demon Trigon.


  • Accuser of the Brethren: The one who kick starts it against Jason in s2 ep7. The only justification she'd have to think it's him is that they don't get along very well (mainly due to her powers nearly killing him in a previous episode). Otherwise she has absolutely zero evidence that he was near her room to begin with.
  • Adaptation Dye-Job: She has a natural skin tone like in the classic comics, but turns grey as in the cartoon (and the comics it since influenced) when tapping into her demonic powers.
  • Adaptational Modesty: A Justified Trope. Considering she's played by a minor, this version is Not Wearing Tights instead of wearing the leotard costume in the comics.
  • Adaptation Personality Change: Her 1980s iteration was The Stoic, bordering on Emotionless Girl; here she is makes a lot of witty quips and shows wide spectrum of emotions, despite being an aloof and introverted goth girl.
  • Age Lift: In this depiction, Raven is the youngest of the initial assembled Titans, her actress being 13 as of the debut of the series.
  • Alliterative Name: Rachel Roth, later known as Raven.
  • Anti-Antichrist: She said 'no' to destroying the world, as always.
  • Amazing Technicolor Population: Her skin turns grey when using her demonic powers.
  • The Baby of the Bunch: She is the youngest of the Titans in this incarnation.
  • Big Eater: Becomes especially apparent in episode 3.
  • Black Eyes of Evil: When she taps into her powers, her eyes start looking like this. Subverted in that she's not evil, but she's afraid she will be.
  • Black Magician Girl: Rachel is younger than everyone and an inexperienced wielder of dark magic. Because of her Dark and Troubled Past and Sugar and Ice personality, she is actually an aversion, showing shades of the Dark Magical Girl archetype.
  • Casting a Shadow: Her magic manifests under the form of some dark energy that she barely can control.
  • Curtains Match the Window: Has icy blue eyes and dark bluish hair.
  • Dark and Troubled Past: The daughter of Trigon, a powerful, evil demon. Here, she was implied to have been put in a religious institution because of her supposed instability and oddness, given that her bedroom is sparsely furnished with a Catholic cross above her bed.
  • Dark Is Not Evil: Rachel wear mostly black, her powers are a form of dark energy and demonic heritage; she is also one of the good guys.
  • Demonic Possession: She often gives off this appearance with blackened eyes.
  • Deuteragonist: She's the secondary focus of the first season after Dick, with her Evil Me Scares Me arc driving it along with Dick's PTSD.
  • Did You Just Punch Out Cthulhu?: In the first episode of Season 2, Rachel single-handedly destroys/banishes Trigon after breaking free from his control. Unfortunately, this has done nothing to quell the evil influence of her demonic half who nearly kills Jason during a training session after they relocate to San Francisco.
  • Eerie Pale-Skinned Brunette: Whenever she goes "evil side" mode, her already pale complex goes to ghostly grey and her eyes start to glow red, making Rachel to look very unsettling.
  • Emo Teen: Her life seems to be unpleasant before the events of the series due to her visions. Her adoptive mother's death just made things From Bad to Worse.
  • The Empath: When Rachel touches people, she can sense their emotions, and even see glimpses of their memories.
  • Evil Feels Good: In her character teaser, after magically shaking up her room, she whispers her above folder quote in a frightened tone, while she shows off blackened eyes and a creepy smile.
  • Evil Me Scares Me: Implied to be afraid of her demonic heritage and how she might enjoy it, as she worriedly admits that she feels "good" when she feels "the darkness".
  • Functional Magic: As always, Raven uses magic.
  • Glass Cannon: Rachel is capable of very powerful magic, but cannot fully control it, and her body is just as vulnerable as any other human being.
  • Goth: Rachel is a moody pale blue-haired girl with a lot of dark aesthetic around her. Her Halloween promotional photo even implies she buys stuff from a goth store.
  • Goth Girls Know Magic: Downplayed. She is a typical goth, has magic powers, but cannot properly use them.
  • Hypocrite: Her argument with Gar in the fifth episode of season 2 has her dive headlong into this with her anger at him for "keeping secrets" and her claims that her powers are "more useful" than his. 1) Despite having nearly killed Jason and hurting Gar's arm she has completely failed to let any of the adult who aren't Kori (the one adult who isn't there), even Dick (the person she trusts the most in the tower), know that something is going on with her powers. 2) Given the fact that her powers are hard to control and go berserk every time she has a temper tantrum, her claims of being more useful than Gar become void. It's hard to be any use when you can barely control yourself, after all.
  • Half-Human Hybrid: The daughter of a demon and a human. It shows up in completely blackened eyes and gray skin.
  • Healing Hands: While it goes unnoticed by her, after Rachel connects empathetically with an injured deer, the bullet wound in it's side closes up, and the deer opens it's eyes.
  • Human Mom Nonhuman Dad: Her father's a demonic overlord.
  • In the Hood: She wears hoodies from time to time.
  • Jerkass Ball: Her status as having taken a level in jerkass during season 2 is nowhere as obvious as in the scene where she blindly accuses Jason in episode 7 of graffiti-ing her room with crucifixes and then viciously turning Hank, Dawn, and Donna against him despite having absolutely zero proof that Jason even went near her room.
  • Kick the Morality Pet: Her verbal assault on Gar in the fifth episode of season 2 can be viewed as this.
  • Little Miss Snarker: Rachel seem to enjoy dashing out some good snark at the expence of Jason and Dick, in a similar manner to her animated counterpart.
  • Lonely Together: According to the developers, she gets along well with Dick because of their shared feelings of loneliness.
  • The Man in the Mirror Talks Back: Her reflection has spoken to her. This has at times been helpful.
  • Meta Twist: Unlike most versions, she is certainly not a Child by Rape in this one.
  • Mind over Matter: She manages to make her bedroom shake violently while she screams in her character teaser.
  • Mystical Waif: Rachel is this to Dick in first season. She is a teen girl with demonic magical power, appearing in his life seeking his help, kicking a Call to Adventure, after some strange cult is trying to capture her. Her origins and powers drive the plot of Season 1, as her father is a interdimensional demon and wants to turn her into an Apocalypse Maiden. she also has a the unusual physical appearance that comes with this trope.
  • New Powers as the Plot Demands: Rachel is once again blessed with largest set of powers, some of which she is not even aware exists. She manifested powers such as: astral projection, illusion casting, telepathy, empathy, healing, telekinesis and others.
  • Not Wearing Tights: At least at first, she wears normal clothes instead of a costume, though they're still dark. Notably, her hooded jacket evokes the hooded cloak or cape she wears in the comics and cartoons.
  • Power Incontinence: Rachel's biggest weakness is that her powers are unstable since she can't control them all most of time. Having an evil side fueled by her demonic heritage doesn't help her case at all.
  • Rei Ayanami Expy: Rachel is an Emo Teen, with bobbed dark bluish hair, quite pale and was created by her evil father to become an Apocalypse Maiden.
  • The Snark Knight: She is not the most social person and often makes snide remarks at her team's expense.
  • Superpowered Evil Side: Rachel has a demonic side that manifest under the form of uncontrollably dark energy that torments her for most of season 2.
  • Too Dumb to Live: In episode 7, Dr. Adamson reveals that Rachel's biological mother, Angela, is still alive and tells her the location of where she is kept. Rachel immediately wants to go to her mother, but Dick forbids it because he thinks they are Lured into a Trap. Rachel and Garfield go anyway, and unlike Dick and Kory, they don't have a plan or check the perimeter, and immediately get caught. Worse, Dick and Kory try to get them back, and are caught too when Gar's life is threatened.
  • Took a Level in Jerkass: As of Season 2, whether it stems from her new powers or not, she is prone to being a total bitch. Chewing out Gar for being reckless, even though she's barely doing anything to control her "inner demon", and blindly accusing Jason for doodling crucifixes over her bedroom and mercilessly turning the others against him.
  • Vague Age: Averted, she explicitly states her age is 16 years in Season 2.
  • Woobie, Destroyer of Worlds: Very much so. She's literally described as the "destroyer of worlds" in "Origins."
  • You Gotta Have Blue Hair: A deep purple, like in the 2003 cartoon.
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