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Nightwing and Starfire will be the Official Couple
  • Confirmed.

Candidates for Season 1's Big Bad

  • The Acolyte
    • Appears, but he isn't the Big Bad.
  • Deathstroke
  • Trigon
    • Confrimed!
  • Brotherhood of Evil
  • Terra if Deathstroke is adapted out

Cyborg will never appear
Everything with the Justice League movie, his upcoming movie and the whole DCEU, it's unlikely he appear. Sure the Arrowverse/Supergirl-verse has some characters that were also seen in the movies, but it's not like they'll over do it.
  • Alternate idea: He'll appear later on, but he'll instead become the Justice League's liaison to the Titans, and the movies featuring the JL will be set in between his appearances (or alternatively, he'll disappear at certain points for "League duty", and much like the Kamen Rider summer movies, the Justice League movies will take place in between certain episodes).
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  • He will appear and be established as a former Titan and current Justice League member, and serve as the Hero of Another Story similarly to Superman's appearances on Supergirl (2015).
  • Jossed. Cyborg has an Adaptation Origin Connection in Doom Patrol (2019), confirmed to be set in the same Shared Universe as Titans.

Harvest will appear, but will be done better.

Instead of poorly defined motives and powers, his anti-field is defined as a field that becomes stronger the more you push against it and his motivation is revealed more succinctly to be "harvesting" the metahumans and other superpowered people so as to prevent his future from happening, wherein non-powered people are persecuted by people with powers - and wherein his son is killed as a member of La Résistance. His hero complex is revealed to be spectacular derangement - he honestly still sees himself as human and everyone else as horrible monsters akin to what he actually looks like.

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Batman will be unseen.
Much to be expected considering the DCEU and Gotham.
  • Jossed. He will be played in season two by Iain Glen.

This show is set in the same universe as either Supergirl (2015) or Krypton
It just seems like there are too many different continuities with the DC shows to follow, not that we need them all to be connected or anything. Word of God says Batman exists in the world of the Supergirl series, but that he can't appear in the the show itself and Bludhaven seems to be set in Bludhaven, which is traditionally a city on the East Coast of the US, presumably far away from National City (which seems to be Los Angeles-like). Krypton is a prequel set in the Superman mythos. That means that this show could be the parts of the larger world that we don't see in these shows. This means both could theoretically be set in the same continuity while still being justified in not crossovers or anything like that. This is admittedly more wishful thinking on my part.

They'll pull a Sixth Ranger(s) on us at some point in the show and add more Titans
Since there's a huge wealth of characters they could add to the team, maybe the reason they're only starting with 4 Titans is that they want to establish the core 4 before bringing it to the traditional 5 (or maybe even 6), adding someone like Tempest or Flamebird later on.
  • Given that superhero teams tend to start with a small group and slowly meet more allies (such as the 03 cartoon Titans) this seems a given.
Potential other Titans
  • Bumblebee
  • Aqualad
    • Confirmed, he was one of the founding Titans
  • Red Devil
  • Jesse Quick, who'll be Truer to the Text compared to The Flash (2014)
  • Red Arrow/Arsenal
    • Roy Harper definitely exists in this universe, though it isn't confirmed whether or not he's a superhero
  • Kid Flash
  • Omen
  • Damage
  • Freddy Freeman (depending on Jack Dylan Grazer's availability and/or WB's willingness to recast)

Jason Todd will inspire Dick to grow closer to his comic self.
Jason will attempt to emulate Dick's
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Darker and Edgier schtick, only to take it too far (going by Word of God that Dick wasn't actually killing those thugs). Dick will see this and feel guilty about inspiring Jason to go down that path, leading him to intentionally go for a Lighter and Softer image to try and set a better example for his successor.

If Deathstroke is one of the villains in the series, he'll be named Slade rather than his codename.
Likely a Mythology Gag to the Teen Titans cartoon.

If Terra reappears, she'll be the Sixth Ranger Traitor and the Judas Contract saga will be unavoidable in a certain moment of the series

Terra's personality will be similar to the cartoon version

Robin's personal Arch-Enemy is Deathstroke/Slade.

Jason Todd will be the series version of Red X
And he will become an Ensemble Dark Horse, maybe even an outright replacement of Robin because let's admit it, Robin should have been Jason Todd from the start.
  • Jossed. Todd is depicted as a heroic sidekick to Batman with no major conflict with Dick, let alone criminal aspirations.

Starfire's costume in the promotional material is her intial outfit and will be changed overtime

  • She's an alien who just came to Earth and probably had to grab to what she felt comfortable in. But since she will stay in Earth, she will get new clothes.
    • Confirmed

The other Robins will appear, albeit with different backstories
Since it seems as if this version of Jason Todd will be spared as opposed to killed, that would mean that they'd have to come up with a different reason for the other Robins to show up (since I doubt they'd have Todd and Batman have a falling out and have 2 Robins on the Titans). So, I came up with the following ideas for how they could show up:
  • Option 1: The other Robins skip their tenure as Robin and going straight to the identities they adopted after becoming Robin (Tim Drake becomes Red Robin, Damian Wayne becomes Redbird, Stephanie Brown becomes Batgirl)
  • Option 2: Batman takes multiple sidekicks at the same time, but the most experienced one is the one that just goes by "Robin", whereas the others use different designations (i.e., Tim Drake goes by Red Robin).
  • Option 3: They show up as their civilian identities, but don't become superheroes.
  • Option 4: Robin is a title that cycles through identities over time so no one person suffers from burnout. Season 2 would have Time Drake show up as Robin, season 3 would have Stephanie, and season 4 would have Damian Wayne, with Season 5 going back to Jason Todd (assuming the show lasts that long).

The original Titans were formed
Donna and Dick are seen to have known eachother through their mentors being Justice League members, so there's nothing saying the other sidekicks didn't join them in making their own team through a similar connection.
  • Confirmed, the original Titans team was Dick, Donna, Dawn, Hank, and Garth.

The Justice League roster
If they appear at all the League will be an "all-star" version made up of iconic members with a few thrown in that serve as homage to the Superfriends roster in terms of ethnicity. Such as follows:
  • Superman
  • Batman
  • Wonder Woman
  • Green Lantern
  • The Flash
  • Aquaman
  • Martian Manhunter
  • Green Arrow
  • Hawkman
  • Black Canary
  • Hawkgirl
  • The Atom
  • Zatanna
  • Shazam
  • Black Lightning
  • Metamorpho
  • Red Tornado
  • Firestorm
  • Vixen
  • Vibe
  • Doctor Light
  • Plastic Man
Batman isn't actually any worse than the normal adaption
  • We know that the Word of Saint Paul that Bruce is a killer is false, as in then Trigon-induced nightmare when told that Batman tried to kill Joker Dick was shocked, suggesting that is something he wouldn't do, a line he hadn't crossed. We also know that Dick is haunted by trying to kill his parents killer and letting him die when his former bosses showed up to kill him. So my theory is it wasn't actually anything Bruce did, rather that Dick was frightened by his own darkness and projected against Bruce. Added to that the only other detailed account of Bruce was from Jason, who lets face it is a little jaded. It wouldn't be surprised if Batman, if/when he finally shows up, will be pretty much what we would expect from a normal Batman.

Slade Isn't Really Slade
The recent "Deathstroke" teaser had the titular character giving a monologue on why he's back, that his motivations is a belief that kids shouldn't dress up in costumes and act like heroes. This is similar to his motivation in the beginning of the Geoff Johns Teen Titans run. Except... that wasn't really Slade. That was the spirit of his son, Jericho, possessing his father's body. So what if that's what's happening here as well? Dialogue in "Ghosts" implies that Jericho is dead, but since they cast an actor for him we know we're going to see him later in the season either in the present (which means his death was faked) or in flashbacks. So what if Jericho was a member of the original Teen Titans until his death and now his spirit is inhabiting his dad's body, influencing and/or controlling him? The show has taken inspiration from the Geoff Johns run, like including Superboy and having the headquarters be set in San Francisco.
  • Jossed: Jericho did jump into his fathers body, but he is in no way in control and Slade remains the dominant personality.

Rose is a Composite Character of herself and Terra and will betray the Titans
I am not a big fan of this theory, but there are many odd things going on with her. First, we don't know a thing about her past, except for the fact that her father gouged her eye out. Beside, her version of Jericho's fate is different form Dick. She says her father killed him for falling in with the wrong people, Dick says he killed him. Unless Dick's speaks rather metaphorically, like maybe he did not killed Jericho with his hand, but provoked his death in similar manner with Tony Zucco, and somehow Deathstroke had no other choice but to kill his own son.

Season 3 characters
  • Roy Harper- He was working with Donna so he's still active to some extent and they did have a romantic connection in the comics, so he may arrive because of what happened to her in the Season 2 finale.
  • Wally West- There were plans to mention him in the Season 1 finale but they fell through. He is Dick's best friend in the comics and that may be how the two are connected in the show. Now that Dick has found semblance of peace with his past and inner darkness he may reach out to Wally.
  • Cassie Sandsmark- With Donna's fate uncertain after the Season 2 finale Cassie could arrive to try and become the new Wonder Girl. The original Titans will be conflicted over her doing so but the new members will welcome her. She will start a relationship with Connor like in the comics.
  • Bart Allen- Given how the show draws on Geoff Johns run, Bart may be introduced. His backstory will be like the comics and Wally will bring him to the Titans so they can help him because Wally is too busy to properly handle him.
  • Jackson Hyde- He will be introduced courtesy of Bruce, who is doing a favor for Aquaman by introducing him to the Titans. His character arc will be about whether he can be a hero like his mentor or if he'll wind up a villain like his father.
  • Fearsome Five- Following up on the tease involved Shimmer, the group will appear to plague the Titans. Membership will include Psimon, Gizmo, Jinx, Mammoth, and Shimmer.
  • H.I.V.E.- Will be introduced as antagonists, possibly working with Blackfire.
  • Brother Blood- Will be after Rachel for defeating Trigon and comes into conflict with the Titans over it.

Jericho will eventually jump into a cloned body of his original self

Jason Todd will eventually don the moniker of Red Hood to make way for a new Robin, but simply as a new identity, and without being killed and resurrected

Donna Troy's death was faked
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