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Fanon that applies to the 2003 Teen Titans animated series.

  • Commonplace fanon's for Starfire:
    • A lot of fanfiction has Starfire referring to all her friends as "Friend *insert name here*" despite there never being evidence of her doing this in the show.
    • Starfire's starbolts and energy projection are the result of experiments done on her by the Gordonians. This comes from the comics, but due to changes in her backstory it's unknown if it also applies to the cartoon or if she naturally has those powers.
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    • Starfire's naivety often gets exaggerated in fan-works.
    • Starfire's Rape as Backstory from the comics was removed in the cartoon. Despite this, it commonly appears in fanworks that go into her past. She's also frequently depicted as a slave, however in the canon of the cartoons it's shown that she escaped beforehand.
    • Works set after The Movie have Starfire on a First-Name Basis with Robin (often with her calling him "Richard" instead of the diminutive "Dick"). Robin in turn calls her "Kori/Kory" (a shortening of her non-translated name, "Koriand'r").
    • Robin and Starfire will end up married. They also have a daughter named "Mar'i Grayson". This is due to them having Mar'i in Kingdom Come
  • The fandom agrees that Jump City - where the show is set - is in California. This was semi-confirmed in a promo video which advertised the third season and made the rounds at conventions in 2004. It previewed the "Titans East" storyline by showing a map of the US with the location of each team highlighted. The main team was clearly located in California, while the East team appeared to be in New York. The map never showed up on the show itself, though.
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  • Robin is apparently an insomniac. Considering how obsessive he can get when hunting criminals, it's not too much of a stretch.
  • There is quite a bit of fanon about Raven:
    • Raven has a Hair-Trigger Temper.
    • Raven often responds to aggravation with bodily harm (the "throwing Beast Boy out of a window" bit is especially ubiquitous).
    • Raven can't smile for fear of her powers (even though she does so, while not all the time, fairly often in the show), that she can't show any emotion except for the aforementioned temper without her powers exploding (especially not true, as what makes her powers go out of control in the show is either an excessive amount or denial of her emotions, not showing them in general and, again, she shows a good range of emotion on the show).
    • In fan-works, religious symbols harm her due to being half-demon. She has been shown in a church without issue, implying that this isn't true.
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    • Raven is associated with a whole plethora of cliche Goth tropes are all taken as fact by the fanbase or fanfic writers despite no real proof from the show itself.
    • The Movie Teen Titans: Trouble in Tokyo had the fans assuming Raven was so violent toward Beast Boy because she was in her period.
    • Due to the prevalence of the Dangerous 16th Birthday trope, fan theory assume that Raven was fifteen at the start of the series and turned sixteen in her Birthday Episode. Generally she is 16-18 by the last season.
    • Raven was ready to kill herself in order to stop Trigon from using her as a portal. Alternatively, she couldn't die or Trigon would automatically win.
    • If Raven calls characters by their names she always uses their full names ("Richard" not "Dick", "Garfield" not "Gar", "Victor" not "Vic", etc), which is taken from the original comics.
    • Due to a misunderstanding from the comics, many fans believe that Raven's "real name" is Rachel Roth. Her name is Raven, just "Raven". "Rachel" is a made-up name she uses as a civilian. Her mother's surname is "Roth", but Raven rarely uses it.
  • Fans almost always write Bumblebee as having feelings for Cyborg and Beast Boy secretly liking Raven (or the other way around if the writer ships Beast Boy and Terra). Word of God is that both relationships are platonic in canon, though the Pre-Flashpoint Titans comic books and the Teen Titans Go! cartoon have embraced the idea of Beast Boy and Raven having a thing for one another.
  • It is very common for the fans to assume that Teen Titans is part of the DC Animated Universe and, as a result, it is quite common for Justice League characters such as Batman, Superman and their Rogues Gallery to make an appearance. However, aside from hints of Batman, there is absolutely no evidence that the other Justice League characters even exist within the story and Robin's character is in complete contrast to his DCAU persona (many of these fans also mistake Robin for the second DCAU Robin, however Teen Titan Robin stars Dick Grayson, not Tim Drake like The New Batman Adventures).
  • In his comics origin, Beast Boy spent much of his young childhood in Africa with his parents. This has caused the fanon that English is his second language.
  • Handicapped Badass Blackfire appears often in fanworks that deal with her. This is due to the fact she has a Fictional Disability in the comics—she can't fly like others of her kind can. To give Blackfire more depth and to give her a Freudian Excuse, fanon has her being ostracized and belittled due to her disability, which caused her to revolt and become villainous.
  • The reason why Blackfire speaks English so fluently is because she's kissed more English-speakers than Starfire.
  • Beast Boy and Starfire are the Token Religious Teammates on the team, with Beast Boy being Christian and Starfire worshipping X'hal. Robin is usually pinned as an atheist.
  • Slade as a Depraved Bisexual. His relationship with Terra is also brought back, though usually less dubiously consensual than in the comics thanks to their differing personalities.
  • Barbara Gordon is either Robin's Childhood Friend or his ex-girlfriend.
  • Kid Flash and Robin know each other, if only by their superhero alias. This is due to them being close friends dating back to the original Teen Titans.
  • Speedy and Cheshire have some slight Ship Tease in the cartoon as a Mythology Gag to their relationship in the comics. Fans usually depict them as becoming a couple eventually.
  • Speedy either uses heroin or used to. This references his drug addiction from the comics.
  • Cyborg is eighteen, thus explaining why the Titans need no adult supervision (since at least one of them is legally an adult). This is Ascended Fanon in Teen Titans Go!.
  • It's explained in the comics that Tameranians can learn languages through any sort of skinship contact, but that Starfire just prefers kissing. The cartoon seems to have kissing as the only way, however some still think of the comic version as canon in order to explain why every Tamaranian but Starfire speaks English.

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