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The Ravagers was a series in the New 52, a Spin-Off of Teen Titans and Legion Lost.

In the wake of an event called The Culling, teen heroes Fairchild, Beast Boy, Terra, Ridge, Thunder and Lighting banded together to escape the clutches of N.O.W.H.E.R.E.

This series contains examples of:

  • Absurdly Sharp Blade: Warblade's claws and Rose Wilson's swords are these.
  • Arch-Enemy: Warblade is this to Ridge, since they served on Harvest's Ravagers together. Harvest is this for the Ravagers as a whole.
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  • Beach Episode: Briefly, the Ravagers go to a beach side town to try and be "normal." Being heroes, they're called into action soon after.
  • Child Soldiers: The Ravagers were originally created to serve in Harvest's private army of teen enforcers.
  • Cloning Blues: Caitlin has these for a few pages, after she realizes that she's been cloned multiple times and that she's not even the original herself.
  • Cult: Brother Blood runs one of these.
  • Dishing Out Dirt: Terra does this, with impressive results.
  • Expy: Basically the Nu-DCU's Alternate Company Equivalent of Gen¹³, featuring some of the same characters blended with Teen Titans mainstays.
  • Friendly Address Privileges: Dr. Niles Caulder has these with Fairchild (though she tries to deny it), calling her "Cat."
  • Growing Muscles Sequence: Fairchild, whenever she decides to use her powers.
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  • Hot Scientist: Caitlin Fairchild, of course. And, on the male side of things, Dr. Niles Caulder.
  • Hero Killer: Deathstroke. He takes out the entire team no problem, even the super strong Fairchild.
  • Heroic BSoD: Fairchild goes through this when Rose Wilson reveals that she's not the original version of herself, but a clone.
  • Heroic Sacrifice: Lightning, at least it seems like it. And, even more impressive, a sheriff from a small town pulls one of these to save his kids.
  • I Just Want to Be Normal: What Caitlin Fairchild wants for the rest of the Ravagers.
  • Make Me Wanna Shout: Thunder, sort of. He fires sound blasts from his chest.
  • Morality Chain: Fairchild is this for quite a few people including the Ravagers (save, perhaps, Terra), Superboy, and even Rose Wilson.
  • Mind over Matter: Superboy's primary power. He uses it for super strength, speed, invulnerability, heat vision, levitating objects, flying...the list goes on.
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  • Nigh-Invulnerability: Warblade's main power. Gets in the character's way when they're trying to stop him, but doesn't stop Deathstroke from cutting off his head.
  • Like Father, Like Son: Or like daughter, really. Deathstroke and Rose Wilson are both sword wielding mercenary types.
  • Official Couple: Beast Boy and Terra, for about an issue or so.
  • Power High: Terra goes on one of these, after she decides to stop holding back. She tries to convince the others to do the same.
  • Power Nullifier: Rose Wilson's primary power (at least before the DC: Rebirth retcon) was this. This allowed her to cut beings such as Superboy with her swords.
  • Ragtag Bunch of Misfits: The heroic Ravagers are this, since they were all (save Fairchild) trained to be child soldiers.
  • Secret Project Refugee Family: Decided they didn't like being forced to fight on pain of death for the "privilege" of joining a terrorist group. So they made out on their own.
  • Sixth Ranger: Superboy was this for two issues.
  • Shock and Awe: Lightning, duh.
  • Superpower Meltdown: Thunder has this, until he's fixed by Niles Caulder and Fairchild.
  • Super Strength: Ridge, Fairchild, Superboy, some of Beast Boy's animal forms...just to name a few.
  • Team Mom: Dr. Fairchild is this.
  • Voluntary Shapeshifting: Beast Boy does this, natch. Fairchild also does this, though to a less extreme degree.
  • We Used to Be Friends: Rose says this to Fairchild a few times.
  • Wonder Twin Powers: Lightning and Thunder can fly when they are in physical contact.
  • You Gotta Have Blue Hair: Half of Lightning's hair is blue and Beast Boy's entire body of fur is red.
  • Younger Than They Look: Ridge is the youngest member of the team, but was artificially aged up, in addition to being given a monstrous appearance.

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