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The Titans

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Season 1 lineup note 
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Season 2 lineup note 

  • Action Girl: Any woman who is part of the team, can and will kick your ass, whether they are an alien Warrior Princess, an Amazon, a McNinja metahuman, an human-demon hybrid or a Badass Normal.
  • Animal-Themed Superbeing: Dick (Robin, a bird), Rachel (Raven, another bird), Gar (any animal he wants, but initially mostly a Tiger), Jason (Robin II), Conner (his name means lover of wolves/hounds), Hank (Hawk, yet another bird), and Dawn (Dove II, yet another bird).
  • Aristocrat Team: Downplayed, as Dick and Jason were taken under the wing of wealthy Bruce Wayne, same with Gar and Doctor Caulder; Donna was adopted into amazonian royalty; Rose is the illegitimate daughter of Deathstroke, who is also morbidly rich and cultured. Played straight by Kory and Rachel; the first one is an alien princess destined to rule an entire planet, while the latter is the daughter of a god (albeit an evil one). Of course, they have at their disposition a fancy base operation, latest technology, training facilities and whatever they need for crime fighting.
  • Badass Crew: To nobody's big surprise, when the team is formed by superbeings and Badass Normals.
  • Blue Is Heroic: The only exceptions from the usual Red Is Heroic motifs of the team, are Nightwing, Dawn and Rose who have all blue accents on their hero costumes and Rachel who has dark bluish hair.
  • Breaking the Fellowship: It happens several times.
    • In "Jericho", The OG Titan team falls apart after Jericho's death. They go separate ways for a few good years.
    • Season 2; Slade's return regroups both generations together but it doesn't last and everybody goes on a separate path once again when the lies of the past catch them on. They get back together by the end of the season.
  • Combat Stilettos: The female members in both incarnations except Rachel and Rose have no trouble fighting in heels.
  • Comic-Book Movies Don't Use Codenames: Kory, Rachel, and Gar are yet to be addressed as Starfire, Raven, and Beast Boy.
  • Deadpan Snarker: Every member had at least one moment of caustic humor, where they roasted each other.
  • Dysfunction Junction: Just about everyone has a personal trauma that messed them up, NO EXCEPTION.
  • Five-Man Band: The Original Titans, although it's more in characterization and personality as opposed to the specific purposes they serve to the team.
    • The Leader: Dick Grayson aka Robin. He calls most of the shots on the field and, being Batman's former protege, is essentially to the Titans what Batman is for the Justice League.
    • The Lancer: Hank Hall aka Hawk, although admittedly downplayed in the flashbacks shown in "Aqualad" and "Jericho", he's still shown to be the most antagonistic against Dick Grayson.
    • The Chick: Dawn Granger aka Dove. Easily the most feminine of the Titans, but also acts as the emotional and moral center for them, as well as the team shrink.
    • The Smart Girl: Donna Troy aka Wonder Girl. In spite of one of her most obvious powers being Super Strength, her main characterization is the of The Smart Girl. She enjoys reading, and seems to act generally as the brains of the operation whenever Robin seems preoccupied.
    • The Big Guy: Garth, although this is mainly by default.
    • The Sixth Ranger: Jericho, since we see his recruitment on-screen in the aptly titled "Jericho".
  • Four-Philosophy Ensemble:
    • The Cynic: Dick, a reclusive jaded veteran superhero.
    • The Realist: Kory, willing to adjust on her/the group's current situation in spite of the on-going problems.
    • The Apathetic: Rachel, an Emo Teen consumed by her problems and issues.
    • The Optimist: Gar, always tries to see the good in anything/everything and is the most upbeat of the group.
  • Four-Temperament Ensemble:
    • Melancholic: Dick, a jaded veteran superhero who is always detailed and analytical.
    • Choleric: Kory, the most opinionated of the bunch.
    • Leukine: Rachel, who is personable despite her withdrawn demeanor.
    • Sanguine: Gar, the most people oriented of the bunch.
  • Gender-Equal Ensemble: The original main Titans are Dick (M), Kory (F), Rachel (F), and Gar (M). Season 2 saw the Promotion to Opening Titles of Dawn (F), Hank (M), Jason (M), and Donna (F), plus the additions of Rose (F) and Conner (M).
  • Meaningful Name: The eponymous team has quite a name, as Mr. Wintergreen would like to explain you: "The Titans were tragic Greek Figures who got their asses handed to them by Zeus. Who names themselves after losers?" The team is composed of very messed-up people with rather tragic stories to tell.
  • One Steve Limit: The Team has had the similarly sounding Dawn and Donna, and at different points, Gar and Garth.
  • Plot Armor: All the Titans, naturally. There’s a bunch of scenes where the villains noticeably have a habit of asking questions first, and shooting later, even when someone is obviously in a super hero outfit. Robin in particular seems to benefit from villains not taking head shots (where he doesn’t have armor).
  • Poor Communication Kills: The Titans are not the best at communication; they have trust issues, keep secrets from others, fight among themselves and bring unfounded accusations against each other (most notably Jason Todd and Dick Grayson).
  • Ragtag Bunch of Misfits: The first season of Titans deals with the assembly of 4 total strangers who couldn't be more different from each other to fight Trigon, a Satan Expy. We have a jaded veteran superhero who was a Sidekick to an even more experienced superhero, an alien refugee with Super Strength, a Half-Human Hybrid Emo Teen, and an orphan who can transform into any animal.
    • Season 2 reveals the existence of a previous Titans team: the OG Titans, which was formed by same bird-themed veteran superhero, two half of a bird-themed couple, former Wonder-Woman protegee and an Atlantean.
    • In Season 2, Superman and Lex Luther's clone, another bird-themed Badass Normal sidekick and Deathstroke's metahuman daughter joins the roster.
  • Red Is Heroic: Most predominant color in the team is red, whether is their gear color or hair color, in Kory's case.
  • Sidekick Graduations Stick: Some members of the team, used to be trained by or live with older vigilantes. Namely Dick Grayson and Jason Todd were trained by Batman, Wonder Girl by Wonder Woman, Aqualad by Aquaman, Garfield and the Doom Patrol. Rose is a darker example, as her father is an Professional Killer who used to train her to be an assassin, but she chose to be on the good guys side instead.
  • Super Team: The Titans is a collection of misfits that can range from former sidekicks to the most unexpected super powered beings, and very dangerous on their own.
  • Team Title: They are the eponymous Titans.
  • Teeth-Clenched Teamwork: There is always a conflict within the group due to clashing personalities, personal agendas and Poor Communication Kills. Dick and Hank barely stand each other thanks to Dawn, who started a Love Triangle in the past; Kory and Dick had a lot of disagreements when they first met, though they work quite well in the present; Rachel has a nasty habit of Kick the Dog whenever she gets angry; Jason is reckless and belittled for it at every turn even when it's not his fault; and Rose is kinda there, not very willing to participate. Shortly, they will fight among themselves before fighting the bad guy. They finally get better by the end of Season 2.
  • Two Girls to a Team: In Season 1, the team included only two women, Starfire and Raven. The original incarnation also had just Donna and Dawn.
  • Vitriolic Best Buds: They will always fight for the greater good, while fighting among each other in the same time.

Current Members

    Dick Grayson / Robin I / Nightwing 

Richard John "Dick" Grayson / Robin / Nightwing

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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), Yūki Kaji (Japanese)

Powers/Abilities: Martial Arts, Leadership skills, Master Acrobat, Master Combatant, Weapons and Devices

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 very aloof. He is also deeply flawed; in terms of demeanor he borrows the grimness, obsessive drivenness and loner tendencies from the Teen Titans counterpart, whereas his other counterpart was always praised by Batman for being the most well-adjusted of his kids.
    • In Season 2, he starts to develop more into the lighthearted, idealist, altruistic, magnetic Dick Grayson everyone is used to.
  • Affectionate Nickname: Donna teasy calls Dick as "Boy Wonder" and "Bird Boy".
  • 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, namely Kory.
  • Ambiguous Disorder: Everytime Dick's conscience haunts him, he has a very vivid Helpful Hallucination 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 the well-known 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.
  • Battle Couple: Briefly with Starfire against Deathstroke.
  • Berserk Button: He brutalizes a drug dealer not for selling drugs, but for abusing children.
  • Blue Is Heroic: His new gear has blue accents, probably inspired by the mythical creature Alazul, a blue bird.
  • 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 Parkour: He is very agile thanks to his circus background.
  • Combat Pragmatist: Uses whatever he can find as makeshift weapons, including a frying pan and the case containing his Robin suit.
  • 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.
  • Deadpan Snarker: Dick makes a few sarcastic quips; by season 2, as he is defrosting his banters are more friendly and less bitter.
  • 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, however. 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 Scapegoat 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.
  • Even the Guys Want Him: One of the men at Donna's gallery tries to flirt with him, not that Dick notices.
  • 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 original 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".
  • Foregone Conclusion: Dick becoming Nightwing is a Late-Arrival Spoiler for decades and both the show creators and his actor himself have stated that this version is no exception, meaning it's a when rather than an if. It happened in the Season 2 finale.
  • Freudian Excuse Is No Excuse: In Asylum, his younger self does this to him during 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.
  • Friends with Benefits: How his relationship with Kory can be summed up. They engage in sex, are the team parents, support each other, fight side by side, but are not involved with each other. On the other hand, they have a solid Ship Tease and expressed desire for a possible romantic relationship in the future.
  • 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.
  • The Leader: The leader of the Titans.
  • Lethal Chef: Gar and Rachel do not appreciate his cauliflower crust pizza.
  • Lonely Together: According to the developers, he gets along well with Raven because of their shared feelings of loneliness.
  • Meaningful Name: His name,"Richard" is derived from the old Germanic elements " rík, rīc" (ruler, leader) and "hard" (strong, brave). Dick is the "brave leader" of the Titans.
  • 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; he learns how to control it 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 had 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.
  • A Protagonist Shall Lead Them: Dick is the Hero Protagonist and the leader of two generations of Titans.
  • 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 his not so good people skills.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • The Team Normal: In a team with a shapeshifter, an alien, and a half demon, he's the only one with no powers.
  • 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.
  • White Male Lead: Dick is a caucasian young man and the Hero Protagonist.

    Hank Hall / Hawk 

Hank Hall / Hawk

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Species: Human

Played by: Alan Ritchson, Tait Blum (young)

Powers/Abilities: Expert combatant

Appearances: Titans | Crisis on Infinite Earthsnote 

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


  • Accuser of the Brethren: Accuses Jason alongside Dawn, Donna, and Rachel, for messing with their things in season 2 episode 7.
  • Actor Allusion: Hank was Garth/Aqualad's closest friend among the Titans. Alan Ritchson previously played Aquaman.
  • 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.
  • Alternate Universe Reed Richards Is Awesome: On Earth-167, he's Aquaman.
  • 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.
  • Blood Knight: Hank just thrives to kick ass, or get kicked. Deconstructed, the way he is relishing his violence is a copying mechanism resulted from all the traumas he had to endure since childhood.
  • Brooding Boy, Gentle Girl: Hank is the Jerk Jock brooding boy to Dawn's gentle girl.
  • 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.
  • Death by Cameo: At the beginning of Crisis on Infinite Earths: Hour One, he and Jason Todd watch as a wave of antimatter approaches their city and their universe (designated Earth-9) gets disintegrated.
  • 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.
  • Face Death with Dignity: During Crisis on Infinite Earths (2019), Hank smiles as the antimatter wave approaches and annihilates the Titans universe.
  • Farm Boy: He and Dawn retired for a few months in a ranch in Wyoming between the interim of Trigon's defeat and Slade's reemergence.
  • 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.
  • Lantern Jaw of Justice: Hank's jawline is as impressive as his physique. This isn't his actor's first rodeo as a DC superhero, either.
  • Light Is Good: Hank has a white and red costume.
  • 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 as she hunts down his rapist.
  • Promotion to Opening Titles: Alan Ritchson gets upgraded into the main cast in Season 2.
  • 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 Is Violent: Downplayed. Hank's costume has red accents and he is by far the most brutish, hot-blooded and ill-tempered Titan. But in the same time, as aggressive as he can be, he never crosses the line; in fact it's Dick and especially Jason who take the cake for going overboard.
  • 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, the original Dove.
  • Smug Smiler: Hank is known for his cocky grin.
  • 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

Powers/Abilities: Expert combatant, Expert dancer

Appearances: Titans | Crisis on Infinite Earthsnote 

One half of a bird-themed couple who fight 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: Unlike in the comics, her wings are not used for flying but instead 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 mixed race 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. This puts her in contrast with the original Titans, who all had predominantly red costumes.
  • Brooding Boy, Gentle Girl: Dawn is the gentle girl to Hank's Jerk Jock brooding boy.
  • Characterization Marches On: Dawn is quite a strange case. Despite the fact that Season 1 showed her as being reasonable and an understanding adult woman, Season 2 shows in flashbacks that took 5 years prior present events, a Dawn being the total opposite of what she was in season 1; instead of being the Warrior Therapist she was more of a Toxic Friend Influence. See, Took a Level in Jerkass to compare her characterization in season 1 vs season 2.
  • The Chick: Deconstructed. Dawn has everybody's best interests at heart and tries to mediate conflicts with varying results, especially between Dick and Hank. She is indeed calmer, more levelheaded and a Warrior Therapist, but trying to keep her friends in check, made her act as if she has the moral higher ground, resulting in her being rather toxic and hypocritical than helpful. Her poor self-awareness made Dawn blind to the fact she's putting just as much salt at times; when everybody accused Jason of messing with their stuff, instead of questioning the validity of Rachel's unfounded accusations, she just assumed Jason did it because he was angry. She is also the reason why Dick and Hank are on bad terms.
  • Commonality Connection: She reaches out to Hank since they both had a loved one who died in the same car crash.
  • Composite Character: Dawn takes a few cues from Pre-Flashpoint Barbara Gordon, like her romance with Dick Grayson, the Holier Than Thou attitude and being part of a messy love triangle.
  • 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: Dawn's father was an a violent asshole who apparently beat her, 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.
  • Foil: To Hawk with her being strategic, defensive, and lithe while Hawk is an aggressive, offensive bruiser.
  • Hidden Depths: Dawn is well-versed in using sign language and singing. She also used to be a ballerina.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Light Is Good: Her hero costume is mostly white.
  • 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.
  • Promoted to Love Interest: She was never part of the many love interests Dick had in the comics.
  • Promotion to Opening Titles: Minka Kelly gets upgraded into the main cast in Season 2.
  • 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. Their heroic gears can be interpreted as visual reflection on this trope.
  • Second Episode Introduction: Made her debut in the second episode of the entire Titansverse.
  • Spot of Tea: Dawn was born in London and enjoys drinking tea every day at five o'clock.
  • Sunglasses at Night: Her Dove costume includes a very Cool Shades, and her and Hank's operations are mostly done in night time.
  • Team Mom: She doesn't hesitate to take Rachel in and mediates Dick and Hank's rivalry. Downplayed in season 2, when we learn that she was the cause they burned bridges in the first place, but this trait is still present. Notably, in the season 2 finale, she attempts to console a young civilian after the battle with Conner by giving her a doll.
  • 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.
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    Kory Anders / Koriand'r / Starfire 

Kory Anders / Koriand'r / Starfire

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Species: Tamaranean

Played by: Anna Diop

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

Powers/Abilities: Super Strength, Master combatant, Healing Factor, Fire blasts

Appearances: Titans | Crisis on Infinite Earthsnote 

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


  • The '70s: Kory is a big fan of the '70s music, to the point where the '70 songs are her Leit Motif. In Season 1, she also dons the afro hairstyle and the pimp coat associated with that era.
  • Action Fashionista: It's 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 parading, not fighting crime.
  • Adaptational Modesty: Her costume isn't quite as revealing as in the comics.
  • 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.
  • 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.
    • She is also incapable of flying or shooting eye-beams.
  • 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.
  • Age Lift: As with Dick, her actor is in her late twenties.
    • It should be noted that Kory is also an alien, so her society may have a different concept of ageing.
  • 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: Her Super Strength is in direct correlation with the size of her own bust.
  • Cain and Abel: With Blackfire. Not hard to guess which one Kory is.
  • Character Tics: Starfire tends to rub the jewelry from her ring-finger everytime she is agitated.
  • The Confidant: Kory is a very understanding person and a good listener, being always there for Rachel or Garth. She also serves as Dick's voice of reason without judging him.
  • Dark and Troubled Past:
    • Inverted, which is a premier given that even Teen Titans adapted the comic Origin Story for Kory, except the Rape as Drama part. The promotional trailer and first season buildup were made to look like she was gonna have same disturbing backstory as the comics. But this time, no Rape as Backstory, no Beautiful Slave Girl, no Unwitting Test Subject, just an alien princess who lived whatever is considered a decent, normal life on Tamaran. If anything, her present time, not her past, is shitty to some extent.
    • The lack of this also makes her an odd duck among the team, given that everyone else have some sort of traumatic backstory.
  • 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.
  • Dude Magnet: As expected from one of DC's top bombshells. Jason had a short lived crush on her and Donna, Dick sleeps occasionally with her and is clearly attracted to her, Konstantin Kovar implied having a relationship with her, had a scandalous affair with Faddei in the past, a secret FBI agent was eyeing her and a random guy almost has sex with her.
  • 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 an ardent 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.
  • Friends with Benefits: How her relationship with Dick can be summed up. They engage in sex, are the team parents, support each other, fight side by side, but are not involved with each other. On the other hand, they have a solid Ship Tease and expressed a desire for a possible romantic relationship in the future.
  • The Gadfly: She enjoys acting as such to Dick, trying to get him to admit things he doesn't want to share.
  • Girly Bruiser: Her Majesty in spades; Kory will kick your ass, but not without wearing something elegant, big jewels and some nice make-up.
  • Going Native: Kory has adapted incredibly well to human culture and life despite its diversity. Tough it happened mostly off-screen, in the year she spent researching the prophecy about Trigon and Rachel, she learned to live among humans, many languages and our customs. By the time we meet her, she is fully integrated. She even came to love some parts of our civilization, like the freedom of choice that she doesn't really has on Tamaran, or The '70s' music. By the time Faddei comes after her, Kory feels torn apart between Earth and its freedoms, and Tamaran, her home planet.
  • Graceful Ladies Like Purple: Kory is an alien princess who enjoys wearing purple and is very feminine.
  • 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.
  • Identity Amnesia: She wakes up in a car crash not knowing who she is, and being chased by gangsters.
  • Immune to Bullets: Kory is bulletproof as was shown in fight versus Deathstroke, where she even melted his bullets.
  • The Lancer: Clearly the secondary authority of the titular team and acts as the de facto leader if Dick's not around.
  • 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.
  • Mercy Kill: She has no choice but to murder Faddei after he gets mind controlled by Blackfire.
  • 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. No longer the case by Season 2, when Rose, whose name invokes a plant too, just like Koriand'r, joins in.
  • Omniglot: Kory can speak several Earth languages, like English, Russian, old Sumerian dialect and German among others. She is also well versed in Kryptonian, a dead language.
  • Only Sane Woman: Kory is much more Down to Earth and reasonable than the rest of the adults. She is usually the one who knocks some sense into everybody.
  • Parental Favoritism: It's implied by Blackfire that their parents always favored Starfire; though it's unknown if it's indeed true or is just one of Blackfire'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.
  • Princess Protagonist: Kory is an alien princess stranded on Earth. She is the Tritagonist in Season 1, but in the second season, she is given her own subplot and more focus than Raven, making her the Deuteragonist. The arrival of her evil sister in the final episode, implies she is going to be the focus of the main plot in the next season.
  • Psychosomatic Superpower Outage: Much like her animated counterpart, Kory's powers are directly linked to her emotional state.
  • Purple Is Powerful: She's wearing a purple dress and seems to have an overall purple Color Motif.
  • 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.
  • Shipper on Deck: She blatantly asks Gar if he wants to kiss Rachel.
  • Significant Green-Eyed Redhead: Her magenta hair turns scarlet when activating her powers, while her eyes concurrently turn green.
  • Statuesque Stunner: Not to the extent of the comic version being 6'4", but her actress is still 5'9".
  • Super Strength: Kory is an alien powerhouse.
  • 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: She can make the young Titans easily listen to her. One example is when she ordered Rachel and Garfield to sit and keep quiet when they questioned Dick about Jason Todd being Robin too. They both instantly complied. Her motherly instincts extend even to people she barely interacted with, like Jason, Rose and Conner. She came to the rescue of Jason and almost lost her life battling Deathstroke; argues with the rest of OG Titans for Rose, calling them monsters for wanting to sold her out; and watched over Conner like a mother when he was injured by Mercy Graves.
  • 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.
  • Token Nonhuman: Tough the team is diverse, everybody still has human and Terran origins, whereas Kory is the only alien member coming from an entirely different species of sapient beings called Tamaraneans. This extends even after Conner joins the team, since he is a human-Kryptonian clone.
  • Tritagonist: Despite being The Lancer, she's only the third focused character in the first season after Robin and Raven.
  • Warrior Princess: Kory is the Princess of Tamaran, a planet full of people with a spartan mindset. She even mentions participating in some sort of Olympico-gladiator competition called "Two Moons Race".
  • Warrior Therapist: Kory has a lot of emotional intelligence and easily guesses the inner turmoil of a person. She straight up tells Dick he should unbury whatever bothers him, advises Gar he should never be ashamed of defending himself; in Season 2, when Rachel confesses she has no idea what is going on with her, she tells the girl people like them are meant to be special.
    Dick: You were a shrink in your past life?
  • You Don't Look Like You: While she can take a somewhat similar-looking form when using her powers, she normally looks absolutely nothing like the original comic character.

    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)

Powers/Abilities: Animorphism

Appearances: Titans

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


  • Adaptational Attractiveness: This version of Beast Boy is borderline Bishōnen compared to the comics.
  • Adaptational Badass: This version of Beast Boy is more adept at fighting in his human form.
  • 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.
  • Adaptation Dye-Job: Downplayed. While he turns green when using his powers, when in his regular form he has a normal human skin tone.
  • Adaptation Personality Change: In the comics Gar is an immature Sad Clown, with Attention Whore tendencies and a Lovable Sex Maniac. Here, he is more of a Chaste Hero. Even so, both versions of the characters still have in common the endearing sweet personality, awkward nerdiness and a good crack-wising.
  • 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.
  • Audience Surrogate: Gar is the most "mundane" Titan. He has the most normal preoccupations, like playing video games and watching movies and is very cheerful and pleasant, actually acting like a normal teenage of his age. Hell, he turns into a tiger just to steal video games. Despite his own abnormal upbringing he doesn't have any angsty burdens about it, in fact, he is the most mentally stable Titan. Now, this doesn't mean the show runners won't torment Gar too.
  • Badass Adorable: An adorable nerd who can turn into a mighty tiger.
  • Beast Man: Sometimes, the animals instincts take control over Gar. Lampshaded by Trigon of all creatures: 'Man or beast?'
  • 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-bloodily 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, namely, if there is a plotline involving torture or painful experiments, there are 90% changes of Gar being the victim.
  • Civvie Spandex: His outfit is the most casual-looking of the four Titans, but his red and white jacket resembles his 80's 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.
  • Endearingly Dorky: Because of his isolated upbringing, he is naïve to a fault and kind of awkward. His child like enthusiasm upon meeting new people and showing them his favorite stuff are one of the things that attracted Rachel to befriend him. She even calls him a 'geek'.
  • 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.
  • Incorruptible Pure Pureness: Trigon manages to corrupt all the Titans to the dark side, except for Garfield, who snaps Rachel out of her father's control, leading to his defeat.
  • 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 shapeshifter 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.
  • Tagalong Kid: After Gar befriends Rachel and meets Kory and Dick; Rita, Larry and Cliff decide is better to let the teen join the Titans in their adventures. He quickly assumes the role of The Heart within the new formed group. But Titans being a TV Series that plays the superhero adventures in a grim and realistic manner, his adventures prove to be less than ideal. The show deconstructs this as the team is actually on a dangerous mission to stop the coming of Trigon in their world, putting Gar in risky situations that involves getting kidnapped by Trigon's followers, stripped down of his clothing and tortured with electric shocks by a Mad Scientist. And this happens in the next episode after he received Doom Patrol's accord to leave the Caulder manor to not waste away like them. Of course, Heroic BSoD ensues.
  • 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.

    Jericho Wilson 

Jericho Wilson

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Species: Metahuman

Played By: Chella Man | Alan Ritchson (in Hank's body) | Esai Morales (in Slade's body) | Chelsea Zhang (in Rose's body)

Powers/Abilities: Body Surf, Sign language

Appearances: Titans

Jericho is the son of Slade Wilson and Adeline, and the brother of Rose Wilson. He was seemingly murdered after being lured into a complicated situation involving the Titans and his father, causing repercussions.


  • Adaptation Dye-Job: A green-eyed blond in the comics, brunet with brown eyes in the show.
  • Adaptational Name Change: It appears Jericho is his actual name in this series, when in the comics, his name was Joseph "Joey" Wilson and "Jericho" was his superhero alias. This may have been done to avoid confusion with Kane Wolfman from Arrow.
    • Observant viewers noticed that Slade's password in the season 2 premiere reads "JOEY", but this is the only implication of it being his real name.
  • Ambiguously Bi: When his mother asks about having a girlfriend or boyfriend, Jericho simply nods, giving no answer.
  • And I Must Scream: Slade traps Jericho in his mind for 5 years, even if the later jumped in it willingly.
  • Bishōnen: Courtesy of his Race Lift.
  • Body Surf: What his power amounts to. When eye contact is made, Jericho is able to enter another's body and control their motor functions.
  • Composite Character: The Jericho in-universe has the name and characteristics of Joseph Wilson yet the circumstances of his death and the ripple effect that it has had on the rest of the cast is more akin to his late brother Grant in the comics.
  • Cute Mute: Jericho is mute and almost awkwardly innocent to a fault.
  • Disney Death: When Slade accidentally stabbed him, Jericho projected his soul into Slade's body. Though his body was left for dead, he lived on in Slade's mind fighting for control, and only able to communicate through sign language.
  • Hand Signals: These are a necessity, due to the mute factor.
  • Heroic Sacrifice: Jericho lunges himself in front of Dick, taking his father's blade to the torso. Somewhat subverted: E.L._.O reveals he is inside Deathstroke's body (as Dick recalls his last meeting with Slade and notices he was making the sign language gesture for "Help me").
  • Keet: Jericho has a child-like enthusiasm.
  • Lineage Comes from the Father: Jericho’s powers are a result of the experimental bio-enhancements his father went through.
  • Military Brat: Jericho was born when Slade was still in the army. He laments the fact that Slade was barely home due ti his duty.
  • Not Quite Dead: Technically his physical body did die, but Jericho was able to transfer his consciousness to his father's body shortly after his Heroic Sacrifice.
  • Parental Favoritism: Seems to have been Slade's favorite child.
  • Posthumous Character: He's been allegedly dead since before the series started. Not quite, see above spoiler tag.
  • Race Lift: In the comics, Joey is white and blond. In this series, he's portrayed by Chinese-American actor Chella Man.
  • Shown Their Work: The sign language he uses is accurate, as the actor is deaf.
  • Slashed Throat: Slade fatally shoots the Mook who's holding him hostage, resulting in the man falling and losing control of the knife pointed at Jericho's neck. This results in Jericho becoming mute.
  • The Speechless: Jericho's throat was slit by some old enemies of his father during a home invasion. Now he's unable to talk and is only able to communicate through sign language.
  • Starting a New Life: After his assault, Jericho and his mother were forced to move away from the suburbs and carefully maintain a low profile.
  • Superpowerful Genetics: He inherited his father's activated metagene, which left him with the ability to Body Surf in contrast to his sister's Healing Factor.
  • Twofer Token Minority: Jericho is a Threefer: he is Asian-American; is mute thanks to getting his throat cut and he is also Ambiguously Bi.

    Rose Wilson / Ravager 

Rose Wilson / Ravager

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Species: Metahuman

Played By: Chelsea Zhang

Powers/Abilities: Super Toughness, Super Reflexes, Healing Factor, Master acrobat, Expert combatant, Master swordswoman

Appearances: Titans

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 Era. Her Pre-Flash Point counterpart was psychotic because of a super-serum Slade forced on her, among other abusive creepy stuff, 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 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 for her father's approval. Unlike the crappy life she has in the comic books, this Rose has lived a decent life with her mother in a nice suburbia prior meeting her real father.
  • Adaptational Wimp: Downplayed; her combat skills are accurate, but Rose lacks her Combat Clairvoyance abilities; as for her resistance to Mind Control, it is yet to be seen. On the other hand, when it comes to her healing abilities, they are much more pronounced, whereas in the comics those abilities were never so extended.
  • Adaptation Distillation: Rose Wilson has a complicated backstory in the comics, which involves a dead mother at a young age, being kidnapped by Slade's evil brother, joining and leaving different Titans teams for being The Friend Nobody Likes, PTDS, being abused and gaslighted by her own father and still wanting his approval and love, and zigzagging between anti-villain and hero. In the show, her mother is alive and she has never lived most of the traumatic events that ruined her life in the comics. She is still manipulated by Slade into becoming his lackey, but is not as bad or tragic as in the comics.
  • Adaptation Relationship Overhaul: Her relationship with "daddy" Slade is a mix between the Pre-Flash Point and DC Rebirth versions. Just like in the Pre-Flash Point Era, Slade refuses at first to acknowledge Rose, then he changes his mind and makes her his apprentice. By comparison with his monstrous previous incarnations, Rebirth Slade comes out as a decent father, even with all of his chronic emotional manipulations, while Rose is very much a Daddy's Girl. In the show, he cares for her, but he cares even more to use her for his revenge on the Titans.
  • 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 others treat Rose that she is still a teenager somewhere between 16-18 years old.
  • Aloof Ally: Rose is very dismissive of the Titans and barely wants to be involved with them despite sharing same goal: hunting down Deathstroke. She tries to bond with them, but doesn't want to aid them with anything for various reasons: like being locked up in the Titans Tower against her will, the OG Titans deciding to exchange her for Jason's life without her consent, and also because she was spying on them for Deathstroke. No longer the case by the end of Season 2, when she finally joins the team and becomes a full-fledged hero.
  • Ambiguously Evil: Rose's true intentions are yet to be seen.
    • We see them by the end of Season 2, when we finally learn her backstory of a misguided teenager.
  • 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 to become The Mole.
    • 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 also means 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 in 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 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 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 get over what she did, regardless of how much he was attracted to her.
  • Establishing Character Moment: Rose makes a very dynamic entrance in the Titans. Her first scenes have her stealing a car, then being filmed in real time beating the shit out of some cops. The Titans watch the news, very impressed by her abilities with Jason even calling Rose "a total badass". Later, Dick wonders the streets searching for the mysterious girl. Barely at the end of the episode, Jason discovers she is the daughter of Deathstroke. Her mere existence is very polarizing, creating disputations among the Titans, which serve as a foreshadow about her being in cahoots with Slade.
  • Evil All Along: Subverted example. At her core, Rose is a decent girl, but she was tricked into 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 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.
  • Heel–Face Turn: Originally ordered by her father to infiltrate the Titans, she eventually joins them for real after seeing the monster her father really is.
  • Heroic Bastard: The illegitimate daughter of Deathstroke. She starts as a Bastard Bastard before trading Slade for the Titans.
  • Karma Houdini: Rose helped her father to break Dr. Light out of prison leading to the guards being slaughtered and to the murder of Ellis, a drug addict that Hank and Dawn helped to recover. Later on, she either plants tragic keepsakes herself to taunt the Titans or allowed her father in the tower to do it, leading to the OG Titans and Rachel ganging up on Jason, driving him to near suicide. Except for Jason, nobody ever calls her out, even though her actions affected them very much.
  • Kidnapped by an Ally: 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 and even uses a katana in her training session with Dick.
  • 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.
  • Military Brat: Rose was born when Slade was still in the army.
  • 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 him 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? Checked. Lot of mystery about her true motivations, cryptic backstory? Checked and checked.
  • 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. Then she is again on the run because of Deathstroke, who tried to kill her. Her second runaway is part of a plan devised by her father to get Rose into the Titans Tower.
  • Second Episode Introduction: Is introduced in the episode 2x02, entitled 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’s powers are a result of the experimental bio-enhancements her father went through.
  • 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 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 like a mock.
  • Training from Hell: Slade used to harshly train Rose, going as far as mocking her for crying when he kicked her and knifing Rose to toughen her up.
  • Two First Names: Wilson is a common male first name.
  • Waif-Fu: Rose has a small frame and almost no muscle yet, her fighting style is dance-like and her motions are 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 not as spectacular; but she makes up for it with skill and unmatchable self-healing powers.
  • "Well Done, Daughter!" Girl: It's not so much Rose being a bad person, as much she's fallen victim to her desire to get Slade's affection and his manipulation of her in the end.
  • White-Haired Pretty Girl: Rose has a pretty silver hair, but only time will tell if her heart is just as pretty or something else.
  • Wolf in Sheep's Clothing: Rose tries the whole time to hide her true motivations by speaking cryptically about her past with Deathstroke. She is not so much of a victim in reality. She shows her true colors when she chooses the Titans over her father.
  • 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.
  • You Gotta Have Blue Hair: She has her signature silver hair.

    "Subject 13" / Conner / Superboy 

"Subject 13" / Conner / Superboy

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Species: Kryptonian/Human Hybrid

Played By: Brooker Muir (season 1), Joshua Orpin (season 2 onwards)

Powers/Abilities: Eye Beams, Nigh-Invulnerable, X-Ray Vision, Super Intelligence, Superpower Lottery, Super Strength

Appearances: Titans

Subject 13, also known as Conner, is a clone of Superman and Lex Luthor that was created in Cadmus Laboratories. He was created by Eve Watson, who eventually became his handler and mother figure. He has a genetically enhanced canine companion named Krypto.


  • 13 Is Unlucky: Averted, as Conner is the luckiest of the attempted Superman clones as 01 through 12 were failed cloning attempts.
  • 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.
  • Adaptational Badass: Where his original comic book power-set was a form of telekinesis that allowed him to simulate the characteristics of a Flying Brick, this Conner has much if not all of Superman's trademark abilities. Such as his Eye Beams, X-Ray Vision, Super Breath, and Super Hearing.
  • Adaptation Name Change: Downplayed. He's only referred to as Conner so far; names like Conner Kent and Kon-El have yet to be established here.
  • And I Must Scream: In "Nightwing", when Dick manages to reach out to Conner's conscience, it is revealed that Conner is well aware of what Cadmus has done to his body, but is trapped in a black void where he can do nothing but ponder over his actions in silent grief.
  • Artificial Human: Is a cloning attempt of Superman and Lex Luthor.
  • The Baby of the Bunch: Despite his appearance, he is chronologically only a few weeks old and this is reflected in his behavior.
  • Blue-and-Orange Morality: Conner sometimes has trouble understanding moral issues, as he hasn't really had much time to learn about it. He saw nothing wrong with robbing a woman right after he saved her from being mugged at gun point.
  • Born as an Adult: Conner was cloned and "born" as a teenager with some knowledge and memories implanted inside his head.
  • Brainwashed and Crazy: In the season 2 finale, he is brainwashed by Cadmus and forced to fight the Titans.
  • Chest Insignia: After escaping Cadmus Laboratories, Conner wears a shirt with the Superman 's "S" shield on it.
  • Curb-Stomp Battle: Easily defeats the soldiers Cadmus sends after him.
  • Destructive Saviour:
    • When rescuing Krypto from being experimented on, Conner is quite destructive to the scientists.
    • While saving Lionel Luthor from Cadmus soldiers, Conner causes a lot of damage to the farmhouse.
    • Conner’s attempt to save “good guys” results in police car doors being ripped off and bodies flying.
  • The Dog Bites Back: Played with. The first thing we see him doing is attacking scientists who were experimenting on him, but it later turns out that he attacked them because they were hurting Krypto.
  • Eye Beams: Inherited Kal-El's heat vision.
  • The Faceless: His face isn't shown in The Stinger of Season 1.
  • Flying Brick: Well, he is a Superman clone. By the end of season 2, he is undoubtedly the strongest member of the Titans.
  • Genetic Memory: He has residual memories of both Superman and Lex Luthor, which provide some guidance to the world but also messes him up.
  • Half-Human Hybrid: Is half Kryptonian, half human.
  • Heroes Love Dogs: Well, his best friend is a dog he saved from the Cadmus Laboratories.
  • Hunk: A conventionally muscular and attractive man. Justified as he is a Superman clone; he is probably what Clark looked like as a teen.
  • Innocent Fanservice Guy: In his first scene at least, he wanders around completely naked despite there being lab coats he could use to cover up. Presumably, the scientists that grew him never bothered to teach him nudity taboos.
  • Innocently Insensitive: Since he's fresh out into the world, he has very little idea how it works or how to communicate, with Eve comparing him to a two-year-old. He accidentally robs a woman when he tries to ask for money and scares her instead, cheerfully thanking her when she hands her purse over.
  • Kryptonite Factor: Like Superman he is as vulnerable to Kryptonite.
  • Last Episode, New Character: Debuted during The Stinger of the Season 1 finale, Dick Grayson.
  • Like Father, Like Son: Conner inherited more than just Superman's abilities or Lex's scientific potential. As his titular episode shows he has Lex's anger issues, and just as if not more importantly, much like his namesake Superman, Conner/Superboy's natural inclination in any situation is to help others with his powers. To protect people.
  • Line-of-Sight Name: He adopts the name Conner from the nametag of a Cadmus uniform.
  • Meaningful Name: His name has Irish origins and is derived from the word "Conchobhar", which means "Lover of wolves / hounds". Quite fitting when your best friend is a dog.
  • Mix-and-Match Man: Conner is a clone made of DNA from both Superman and Lex Luthor.
  • Mr. Fanservice: He's well-built and is naked a lot during his first few episodes.
  • Naked First Impression: He's introduced to the audience (and formally to Kory, Rachel and Gar) in his birthday suit.
  • Nice Job Breaking It, Hero!: He misinterprets the police arresting someone as an attack, "saving" them and exposing himself to the world.
  • Nigh-Invulnerable: He's a (half-)Kryptonian clone, what did you expect?
  • No Good Deed Goes Unpunished: Despite Eve urging him to not use his powers and lay low to avoid alerting Cadmus, Conner cannot sit idly by while Jason Todd falls to his death and chooses to jump in and save his life. Cue Mercy Graves showing up just a few moments later to shoot Conner with Kryptonite bullets the second he let his guard down.
  • Pet the Dog: Almost literally with his rescue of a fellow test subject who happens to be a dog.
  • The Power of the Sun: Like Superman, derives his Kryptonian powers from the absorption of solar energy from the Earth's yellow sun.
  • Really Was Born Yesterday: Looks like a teenager, but was created only recently.
  • Red Eyes, Take Warning: Just before he uses his heat vision.
  • Running Gag: Has a habit of ending up naked.
    • Conner is seen wandering around naked in Cadmus before he finds a guard's uniform.
    • Is naked when Kory and Rachel use their combined powers to heal him from his kryptonite poisoning.
    • When he finally wakes up in Titans Tower, he leaves the medbay and greets Gar naked.
  • Shoo the Dog: He tells Krypto to leave before he goes back to Cadmus, even yelling at him and calling him a stupid mutt when he won't go.
  • The Stinger: In "Dick Grayson", he escapes from captivity from Project CADMUS, but before he goes, he rescues a dog from a green glowing cage.
  • Super Intelligence: Conner inherited Lex Luthor's IQ, but he still remains highly naïve about the world.
  • Superpower Lottery: Has all of the powers of Superman.
  • Super Strength: Since, he is made of Superman's DNA too, he got his incredible strength.
  • Super Toughness: Can take a punch from Wonder Girl and keep going.
  • Unskilled, but Strong: Conner is barely several weeks old, has no training, but he has most of Superman's power set.
  • The Villain Knows Where You Live: After reveal himself and his powers to the public, Mercy Graves is able to track him down to Titans Tower.
  • X-Ray Vision: Yet another standard Kryptonian superpower he posseses.
  • You Are Number 6: At Cadmus he was known as Subject 13.
  • Younger Than They Look: Looks like a teenager, but is really only a few weeks old.
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    Krypto 

Krypto

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Species: Kryptonian/Dog Hybrid

Played By: Wrigley, Digby, and Lacey

Powers/Abilities: Eye Beams, Nigh-Invulnerable, X-Ray Vision, Super Intelligence, Superpower Lottery, Super Strength

Appearances: Titans

Krypto is a former test subject of Cadmus Laboratories.



Former Members

    Garth / Aqualad 

Garth / Aqualad

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Species: Atlantean

Powers/Abilities: Hydrokinesis

Played By: Drew Van Acker

Appearances: Titans


  • Adaptation Dye-Job: Garth has brunet hair in the comics and other media. In this version, he has blond hair not dissimilar to Aquaman.
  • A Death in the Limelight: His death is depicted in his centric episode, "Aqualad".
  • Amazon Chaser: He literally chases the affection of In-Universe Amazon.
  • Composite Character: He possesses hydrokinesis, a power instead used by his successor, Kaldur'ahm/Jackson Hyde in the comics.
  • Expy: His personality and history with Donna are lifted from the comic-book version of Roy Harper, aka Speedy/Arsenal.
  • Hair of Gold, Heart of Gold: Garth is an all-around nice guy with dirty blond hair.
  • The Heart: Of the original Titans, and the team shortly fell apart after he died.
  • Heroic Sacrifice: In his titular episode, Garth sacrifices himself to save Jillian from Deathstroke's bullet by standing in front of its path.
  • The Lost Lenore: For Donna Troy.
  • Nice Guy: Garth's a very friendly, kind guy as his interactions in "Aqualad" show.
  • Posthumous Character: Died years before the events of Titans, killed by Deathstroke.
  • Primary-Color Champion: His hero costume is primarily red and blue, with some yellow accents.
  • Senseless Sacrifice: He dies sacrificing himself to protect Jillian, but it’s rendered naught when Deathstroke manages to kill her anyway.
  • Taking the Bullet: He takes a bullet Deathstroke meant for Jillian, Donna's mentor.

    Donna Troy / Wonder Girl 

Donna Troy / Wonder Girl

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Species: Amazon

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

Powers/Abilities: Super Strength, Super Toughness, Master combatant

Appearances: Titans

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


  • Accuser of the Brethren: Alongside Dawn, Hank, and Rachel in the seventh episode of season 2 toward Jason.
  • The Ace: Managed to effortlessly move past being Wonder Girl and transition into a regular life.
  • Achilles' Heel: Sharp objects and electrocution.
  • 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.
  • Adaptation Distillation: From all the infamous multiple reboots of Donna's origins, the show just went along with her first Origin Story written by Neal Adams, where she was rescued by Wonder Woman from a building on fire, and taken to Paradise Island.
  • 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.
  • Badass Longcoat: Donna wears a black coat from time time, even when she is fighting.
  • Brainy Brunette: Donna's day job is journalism, and she possibly knows to speak many foreign languages, including alien ones.
  • Commitment Issues: For some reason, Donna was scared to start a relationship with Garth, despite sleeping with him, and planned to go back to Themyscira early to avoid it.
  • Dark and Troubled Past: Not even Wonder Woman's protegee is sparred from tragedies. She lost many dear ones on different moments of her life.
  • A Day in the Limelight: The focus of the eighth episode, titled "Donna Troy".
  • 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.
  • Dies Differently in Adaptation: In the comics, Donna was killed by a Superman robot during the Graduation Day series, in the show, she succumbed to her injuries provoked by electrocution after rescuing her peer from a falling transmission tower.
  • A Dog Named "Dog": A rare human example, Donna means 'woman' or 'lady' in Italian, and she was adopted by the Amazons of Themyscira, a Lady Land island.
  • 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-naturally chiding Dick for burning 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.
  • The Gadfly: She sees Dick as her younger brother, and enjoys teasing him as such. She affectionately calls him Boy Wander, or makes jokes about how she is older and smarter than him.
  • Gone Horribly Right: Well, Donna wanted to avoid having a relationship with Garth with any price, and Deathstroke took the chance.
  • 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.
  • Heartbroken Badass: She never really got over Garth's death.
  • 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 Kory's rescue attempt moot.
  • Lady of War: Donna is an Amazon and a quit graceful fighter.
  • The Lost Lenore: Garth became this after dying in her arms.
  • 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.
  • Promoted to Love Interest: She never had a romantic relationship with Garth in the comics.
  • Promotion to Opening Titles: Conor Leslie gets upgraded into the main cast in Season 2.
  • Red Is Heroic: Her costume is all red.
  • Retired Badass: Donna has been MIA between the present incidents and the events that took place 5 years before.
  • She's Got Legs: The cameras loves to film Leslie's legs especially when she wears Painted-On Pants.
  • Sidekick Graduations Stick: She used to be Wonder Woman's sidekick. Se became an independent hero after joining the Titans.
  • Signature Move: Spinning her body along with her lasso as seen here.
  • 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.
  • Super Strength: Comes with being adopted in a race of fictional demigoddesses.
  • Super Toughness: She does quite well against being punched by a Kryptonian.
  • Vitriolic Best Buds: She and Kory worked together and contradicted each other a lot during the short time skip of Season 2.
  • Tall, Dark, and Snarky: Donna fits the trope to a T.
  • Tragic Keepsake: The bottle of an orange soda that her and Garth used to drink becomes this after his death.
  • 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 Kory) 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)

Powers/Abilities: Master acrobat, Expert combatant, Awesome by Analysis

Appearances: Titans | Crisis on Infinite Earthsnote 

"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 shorter 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 dropped the Robin identity in the comics. Here Jason becomes the new Robin whilst Dick is still using the name and costume, albeit independently of Batman.
  • Adaptation 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, Thalia 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.
      • On the other hand, it goes along with his DC Rebirth iteration, who was shown drinking alcohol.
  • 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 and calling her "a total badass".
  • Anti-Hero Substitute: Dick's more uninhibited replacement Robin.
  • Ascended Extra: By Season 2, Jason officially becomes a member of the Titans.
  • Awesome by Analysis: For someone who lacks general knowledge and is prone to "Leeroy Jenkins" into everything, Jason seems to have some good deductive skills. He realizes Rose's father and Deathstroke are the same guy without anyone telling him, and also figured out that Dr. Light could be hiding in safe zones where his energy signature would be concealed by layers of concrete. He also defeats Doctor Light all alone, a villain he never faced before, just by applying Dick's lessons; something that the more experienced OG Titans couldn't together.
  • Badass in Distress: Jason is kidnapped and held captive by Deathstroke and Dr Light. He manages to escape Dr. Light but not the former.
  • 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 suicidal a few times in his life.
    • He is also a huge nerd for theatre and musicals like West Side Story.
  • Book Dumb: Jason cannot even recognize a painting of Niccolo Machiavelli and misremembers Frank Loyd Wright as just Frank Loyd. Justified, given his shitty past, it's kind of impossible to find a painting of Machiavelli while living on the streets, and honestly, Jason was probably too preoccupied to survive on the streets of Gotham than to care about the existence of those guys.
  • Break the Haughty: Jason has a rather infamous mind-fucking session with Deathstroke that leaves him with symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder.
  • Broken Bird: Because of his harsh life on the streets of Gotham, Jason was left with poor self-esteem resulted from his fear of abandonment, unresolved rage issues against cops, and the worst of all, there is possibility of him being suicidal. The events of Season 2 just worsen the things for him.
  • 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 keep up a tough-guy image, but he also has a vulnerable side that he was comfortable to show it only to Rose.
  • Bullying a Dragon: He tries to trash-talk Deathstroke of all people; it's suffice to say he was left with a good dose of trauma as a souvenir.
  • 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'. Honestly, nobody is impressed by his advances, just annoyed.
    • On a side note, he does manage to attract Rose Wilson.
  • Characterization Marches On: First season introduces Jason as a confident teen, enthusiast to kick ass alongside Batman, but also with a dark side which was not against killing. In Season 2 he becomes an Ascended Extra so we see his hidden vulnerable side; as the adults kept on pushing him aside, is revealed his confidence can crumble very easily. The tough-guy bravado he tried to show to Dick when they first met, was just more of a facade hiding insecurities, fear of rejection, and a genuine sweet side.
  • 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 Kory, 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.
  • Dating Catwoman: He dates the morally ambiguous Rose in season 2.
  • A Day in the Limelight: Jason is the focus of his own episode, specifically the sixth, titled "Jason Todd".
  • Death by Cameo: He and Hawk Hall watch as a wave of antimatter approaches their city and their universe gets disintegrated in Hour One of Crisis on Infinite Earths.
  • 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.
  • Dude, Where's My Respect?: While Jason is not without his faults and made some really stupid decisions (like announcing on TV the team is back and putting everyone in serious danger by doing so), he spends most of Season 2, being made fun of or being treated harsher than he deserves.
    • When Hank and Dawn meet him for the first time, they belittle him. He gets the "My Friends... and Zoidberg" from Donna Troy just because he is Robin.
    • After spending around 3 months with Gar and Rachel, he grows worried that Batman sent him away because he is a "reject". Gar tries to befriend him, but he cannot really connect with Jason. Rachel barely tolerates him, constantly making unfriendly snide remarks at his expanse, with some of them being really unearned, like when he is kidnapped by Slade, and she snarks about how he is probably annoying the villain to death.
    • After the return of the OG Titans, he desperately tries to prove himself worthy to them, but gets tossed aside, even though he already demonstrated his capabilities. He manages to find Dr Light when they failed, but makes the mistake of going on a secret mission with Gar, which ends up with him almost killed by Slade. After being saved, he winds up with PTSD.
    • When Rachel finds drawn crosses all over her room, she accuses Jason, while the OG Titans believe he messed with their belongings too. Everybody just lash out on him, with Hank even threatening to beat him. No wonder Jason wishes he'd rather be with Slade and tries to kill himself. And even after finding out that it was Slade who messed up with their tragic keepsakes, none of them bother to, if not apologize, at least discuss it.
  • Eager Rookie: After being told off, Jason decides to take matters into his own hands and take down Dr. Light himself, and manages to drag Gar after him too. All just to get acknowledged by the OG Titans. He locates the villain and even defeats him. But in the moment Deathstroke enters the game, it goes as bad as one may think.
  • Establishing Character Moment: Jason appears first time in the show, in episode 5 of Season 1, saving Dick by enthusiastically beating the crap out of some soldiers sent by a cult named the Organization. As Robin, he was shown being cocky and confident.
  • First Love: In 2x11, Jason reveals he never had any romantic relationships before meeting Rose, making her the first girl he ever falls in love with.
  • Foolish Sibling, Responsible Sibling: Jason has this dynamic with Dick. Jason is fun-loving, reckless, while Dick is jaded and calculated.
  • Freudian Excuse: The reason Jason is lashing out so violently against cops is because "the cops in Gotham kicked [[his]] ass every night'' while he was trying to survive on the harsh street life of Gotham City.
  • 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 the cause of his recent problems.
  • Heroic BSoD: Jason's Near-Death Experience from his first encounter with Deathstroke has left him catatonic for a while.
  • Heroic Self-Deprecation: Openly calls himself a "reject" to Gar.
  • Hope Spot: It seems that after the whole "Deathstroke and Jason-the Scape Goat" mayhem in Season 2, Jason finally finds a little bit of happiness and peace with Rose, starting a romantic relationship with her. But just when things started to run smooth for him his new acquainted girlfriend confesses out of guilt, she was associated with Deathstroke the whole time. After this, Jason gets fed up and leaves the Titans to their fate for good.
  • Hormone-Addled Teenager: Dick implies that, apparently, Jason used the Batcomputer to search for porn sites. He also has a thing for Girl-on-Girl Is Hot and openly flirts with other guys' significant ones.
  • Inadequate Inheritor: Dick is originally honing him to lead Gar and Rachel in the field as the new Titans. Unfortunately, Jason's issues shown in later episodes suggest that he would struggle with it.
  • 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.
  • Leader Wannabe: Unlike most examples, Jason doesn't try actively to claim himself leader. Is Dick who talks about how nobody on Titans is a sidekick and convinces Jason he must be a leader and guide Rachel and Gar, who may look up to him since he is the only Robin now. So Jason takes it to the heart. He expects preferential treatment and to be invited on the private discussions of the OG Titans, but Jason is dismissed by same Dick who told him he is no sidekick. He feels pushed aside further when the OG Titans go on hunting Dr Light without bringing him too. When Dick returns, Jason chews him out for failing catching a guy who "shoots headlamps", seeing in this an opportunity to challenge Dick's status as leader, and attacks him only because Rachel and Gar are seeing them. Dick easily knocks him on the floor. You can tell by Rachel's and Gar's pitiful reactions on what kind of awkward situation Jason had put himself into.
  • Legacy Character: He's the second to hold the title of Robin after Dick.
  • Likes Older Women: Downplayed. Jason hits on Donna, Kory and Dawn, who are all at least on their mid twenties, while he is in his late teens.
  • 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.
  • Promotion to Opening Titles: Curran Walters gets upgraded into the main cast in Season 2.
  • 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 by the OG Titans. 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 deceit, is the last straw that makes Jason to abandon everybody for good.
  • Sir Swears-a-Lot: Dropping the f-bomb every two words is basically Jason's Catchphrase.
  • Small Name, Big Ego: Jason is brash and haughty, with a high opinion of himself, at least at first; too bad most of the Titans consider him just annoying.
  • Street Urchin: As in the comics, he's a kid Batman took off the streets after he tried to steal the Batmobile's tires.
  • Thou Shalt Not Kill: Jason doesn't kill since he also has to follow the "no killing rule" imposed by Batman, but in the same time, he is a firm believer of "scumbags" have to and should die. Jason made it clear to Dick Grayson that he sees nothing wrong with murder.
  • Two First Names: "Jason" and "Todd".
  • Warrior Poet: Back when he was a Street Urchin, Jason finds shelter in a school theater rooftop. This leads to Jason absorbing quite a few thespian culture.
  • 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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Species: Human-Demon hybrid

Played by: Teagan Croft

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

Powers/Abilities: Astral projection, Illusion casting, Empath, Healing Hands, Telekinesis, Magic

Appearances: Titans | Crisis on Infinite Earthsnote 

"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.
  • 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 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.
  • Adaptation Personality Change: Her 1980s iteration was The Stoic, bordering on Emotionless Girl; here she makes a lot of witty quips and shows a 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.
  • Amazing Technicolor Population: Her skin turns grey when using her demonic powers.
  • Anti-Antichrist: She said 'no' to destroying the world, as always.
  • The Baby of the Bunch: She is the youngest of the Titans in its second 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. But she has the Dark and Troubled Past and Sugar and Ice personality that come with this archetype.
  • Break the Cutie: Her father is Satan Expy who created her for the sole purpose of bringing him on Earth dimension to install Hell on Earth. But in order to do that, he has to break her heart, which he does, with the help of her mother and an almost dead Garfield.
  • 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 of demonic heritage; she is also one of the good guys.
  • Deadpan Snarker: Rachel seem to enjoy dashing out some good snark at the expense of Jason and Dick, in a similar manner to her animated counterpart.
  • 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.
  • Half-Human Hybrid: The daughter of a demon and a human. It shows up in completely blackened eyes and gray skin.
  • Hate Plague: Word of God is that Rave's uncontrollable power outbursts throughout Season 2 is the cause of everyone's (including herself) negativity, as it amplifies people's negative emotions. The scene explaining this was cut for time constraints.
  • Healing Hands: While it goes unnoticed by her, after Rachel connects empathically with an injured deer, the bullet wound in it's side closes up, and the deer opens it's eyes.
  • Human Mom, Non-Human Dad: Her father's a demonic overlord.
  • 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 Kory (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.
  • 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.
  • Kung-Fu Wizard: Season 2 shows her training with Jason and Gar to be more adept at physical combat.
  • Lonely Together: According to the developers, she gets along well with Dick because of their shared feelings of loneliness.
  • MacGuffin Super Person: Rachel is an Apocalypse Maiden with dark magical powers, hunted by both good and bad guys, driving the plot in Season 1.
  • 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 who wants to turn her into an Apocalypse Maiden. She also has 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.
  • Ordinary High-School Student: Rachel used to lead a civilian life, going to high school and all. In reality, she was always a girl with incredible dark powers, of which origins she never knew( until Season 1's final), and given the abusive reactions her neighbors and students had to her, it affected her personal life too.
  • 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.
  • 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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