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They're the Teen Titans! They're back ...somewhat! And they're totally going to save the world! ...Or something!
— Original tagline

Teen Titans Go! is a Cartoon Network animated television series based on the DC Comics series, Teen Titans. More specifically, it is a quasi-Spin-Off of the previous 2003 Teen Titans series, though it takes more direct inspiration from the New Teen Titans shorts that were also based on that incarnation. The main cast, as well as most of the supporting cast, reprise their respective roles from both productions.

In contrast to its animesque action/adventure predecessor, Teen Titans Go! is a Denser and Wackier Gag Series revolving around the titular superhero team and their comedic misadventures as they mill about Jump City or hang out around Titans Tower. Oh, and fight crime if they ever feel like it. Whereas the 2003 Titans were heroes regularly looking to do good and help those in need, the Go! Titans are portrayed more like a self-absorbed group of teenagers who are often mocked by both villains and fellow heroes alike for their tendency to goof-off rather than fight crime. Think of it as being in the vein of Rock Lee's Springtime of Youth or RWBY Chibi, where the idea is to take established characters and put them in increasingly outlandish situations that wouldn't be possible in their more serious, plot-driven forms. Be prepared for large doses of Comedic Sociopathy and Self-Deprecation.


The series premiered on April 23, 2013 alongside Beware the Batman, replacing Young Justice and Green Lantern: The Animated Series on Cartoon Network's DC Nation block, though it proved successful enough to receive a primetime slot in addition to its Saturday morning one. Following DC Nation's cancellation note , Teen Titans Go! was integrated into the regular Cartoon Network lineup. At which point it became the most popular series on the network, leading to it being one of the most infamous examples of adored by the network for the animation station. In early 2021, it was announced the series would be getting it's own spinoff, The Night Begins to Shine, based off of the episode "40% 40% 20%", and its' subsequent two-sequel miniseries. The series has its own host of tie in media including:


Comic Books

  • Teen Titans Go! (2013-2019) - The Comic-Book Adaptation for this show - denoted as "TTG Volume 2" by DC Comics. If you're looking for the comic book series of the same name based on the aforementioned 2003 TV series, go here.
  • Teeny Titans (2016)
  • Teen Titans Go Figure! (2018)
  • Teen Titans Go! Special Edition (2018)
  • Teen Titans Go! To Camp (2020)
  • Teen Titans Go!: Booyah! (2020)
  • Teen Titans Go! Roll With It! (2020)

Tabletop Games

Video Games

Has a Best Episode Crowner.

Teen Titans Go! contains examples of:

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  • 90% of Your Brain: "Brain Percentages" pokes fun at this trope while still focusing around it. The standard "You only use 10% of your brain" addage is brought up, but Cyborg immediately points out that people are using all of their brain at all times, even when sleeping (which science has proven), and states the "10%" thing is just used by the media for storytelling purposes. The other Titans dismiss it anyway for the sake of Beastboy getting smarter and using more than 10% of his brain for storytelling purposes.
  • Accidental Truth:
    • Turns out the tale of the legendary sandwich was real, much to Raven's surprise.
    • And again in the following short, "Pie Bros", when she claims Mother Mae Eye makes pies out of people. All the Titans laugh it off as a silly rumor.
    • The story about Second Santa was true as Starfire saw him while the Titans were in the hospital.
    • In "The Mask", Starfire believes that Robin never takes off his mask because he's hiding a parasitic twin in one eye. Turns out that she was right.
  • Achievements in Ignorance:
    • Starfire somehow managed to create a ball gown by dumping milk and glue over a piece of fabric, sawing at it, then baking the whole thing in the oven. It should be noted that she was trying to sew. And she thought the gown was hideous, even though it appeared to be gorgeous.
    • In "Starfire the Terrible", she is somehow able to make functioning laser turrets out of cardboard, which are operated by a control panel despite the buttons being crayon drawings she makes the noises for.
    • In "Staring into the Future", Beast Boy and Cyborg stare at a slice of pizza for 30 years and manage not to age in any form.
  • Actor Allusion:
    • It's revealed that Raven is a fan of Pretty Pretty Pegasus. Raven's voice actress, Tara Strong, also voices Twilight Sparkle, the main character in My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic. Robin is also a big fan of Pretty Pretty Pegasus. One of Scott Menville's first voice acting roles was as the human boy and brother of Megan, Danny, in My Little Pony.
    • In "The Date", Robin bribes Cyborg and Beast Boy with Scooby Snacks. Menville once voiced Shaggy.
    • A giant humanoid robot piloted by all five Titans appears in the series, each Titan piloting a different body part, reminiscent of another series where Greg Cipes voiced a prominent role.
    • In the Valentine's Day special, Beast Boy sings "Fade Away", a song originally sung by Cipes.
    • "Truth, Justice, and What?" features Cipes voicing "those cool turtles". Plus, there's a scene where Beast Boy impulsively exposes himself to some radioactive slime to mutate himself, undergoes some Body Horror and nearly dies from the result, very similar to what Mikey does in an episode of the 2012 cartoon. Scott Menville voices one of the other turtles, and also has had a recurring role in the new cartoon.
    • "The Hive Five" has Cyborg asking See-More to draw a sketch of him, while making all sorts of crazy demands. By the time the latter is finally finished, the sketch looks less like Cyborg and more like Khary Payton, his voice actor.
    • In "Two Parter", the Titans gush about "Weird Al" Yankovic when they realize that Darkseid sounds just like him. Darkseid was voiced by Weird Al.
    • In "TTG v. PPG", when the Powerpuff Girls arrive at Titans Tower, Raven is the the one who interacts with Bubbles first. In the original version of The Powerpuff Girls, Tara Strong was the one who voiced Bubbles. The same episode includes a joke that works as an allusion in the Italian dub: when the Titans disguise themselves as the PPG, Raven is the one dressed as Buttercup. Monica Bertolotti is the Italian voice for both Raven and Buttercup.
    • In "Think About Your Future" Beast Boy says he wants to get a dragon tattoo that distinctly looks like Iron Fist's Steel Serpent. In the Ultimate Spider-Man cartoon, Greg Cipes voices Iron Fist.
    • In "Snuggle Time", Robin undergoes an Evil Makeover with a bald head and goatee that happens to make him look like his voice actor.
    • In "Scary Figure Dance", Cyborg is dressed up as a vampire for Halloween, interestingly enough, his voice actor Khary Payton had previously played one after injecting himself with Dracula's blood in the Direct to Video sequel to Dracula 2000, Dracula II: Ascension.
    • In "Hot Salad Water", Robin's song references, of all films, Ernest Goes to Camp, as well as Full House, both of which have Scott Menville appearing in two of his few live-action roles (as Crutchfield and Duane, respectively).
    • In "Ghost with the Most", Betelgeuse tells the Titans that he's currently starring in a Broadway show. His voice actor, Alex Brightman, previously played the character in the Beetlejuice stage musical.
  • Actually Pretty Funny: When Raven chews out Cyborg and Beast Boy for turning the clown into a rebellious monster in "The Return of Slade", she admits during her tirade that the transformed clown actually is kind of funny.
  • Adaptational Jerkass: In Teen Titans, the Titans are straight-laced heroes but were still relatable characters. Here, they regularly display Jerkass behavior, are often Vitriolic Best Buds, and are Heroic Comedic Sociopaths, often on par with .
  • Adaptational Skimpiness: "The Real Orangins" had an Art Shifted segement based on Batman: The Animated Series, complete with Kevin Conroy as Batman — only it modified the Robin design, based on Tim Drake's Robin for the sake of the inverse of this trope, so it'd have the classic shorts.
  • Adaptational Ugliness: Dick Grayson is usually the Mr. Fanservice of the DC universe, both in-universe and amongst fans. Even as a teenager he was pretty cute for his age. The show made him into an ugly Loser Protagonist. Almost all of it is an Informed Flaw though, since despite everyone (including himself) mentioning his flaws, Robin doesn't look much different than normal.
  • Adaptational Villainy: Compared to the original series, Terra is a straight-up villain instead of a Woobie, Destroyer of Worlds. This makes her more faithful to the original comics.
  • Adaptation Dye-Job:
    • Starfire's hair goes from red to hot pink.
    • Beast Boy has a new hairstyle which more resembles his contemporary comics one.
    • Blackfire's skin-tone is much paler than before.
  • Added Alliterative Appeal:
    • In "Burger vs. Burrito", Cyborg and Beast Boy's final showdown is full of Pokémon-esque moves that incorporate this.
    • In "No Fourth Wall", Robin calls Control Freak a Crazy Couch Potato. In "Classic Titans", he escalates this by calling him a Sanctimonious Sofa Spud.
  • Affably Evil: Trigon, a supportive dad who just wants his daughter to live up to her full potential, and is also the demonic conqueror of a hundred dimensions.
    Trigon: Go ahead and annihilate them, dear. Then we can get ice cream to celebrate!
  • Agree to Disagree: Robin tries to use this as a way to settle the debate on whether burgers are better than burritos. Cyborg and Beast Boy don't agree.
  • A House Divided: In "Starliar", Starfire's lies cause Robin, Cyborg, and Raven to turn on each other. Luckily, everything gets resolved when Starfire comes clean.
  • Alien Lunch: "Parasite" has Starfire make a feast for the Titans using food from outer space. One dish is a worm with three mouths that screams when bitten.
  • All Just a Dream: The Titans' hijinks in "Crazy Day" turn out to be just Raven's dream.
  • All Men Are Perverts:
    • Robin tells the other Titans that they're going to build a senior center but immediately changes his mind to build a pool once Starfire says she wishes she had a reason to wear a bikini.
    • He even wanted to kiss Purple Raven one time when the Ravens escaped into the city, claiming that it was the "only way" to stop her, much to the chagrin of a surprisingly jealous Starfire.
    • In "Grandma Voice", he comments on how good Starfire looks in her outfit.
    • Beast Boy shows signs of this in "Legs".
  • All Women Are Lustful: Blackfire. Let's just say that she has a fondness for Robin's butt.
  • Alternate Continuity: The whole series to the original '03 series.
  • Amusing Injuries:
    • A key component of the show's humor: superhero friends taking slapstick to its predictable degree.
    • Robin gets this mostly, turning him into the show's most likely Chew Toy.
  • Anachronism Stew: The episode "Marv Wolfman and George Pérez" featured the two eponymous authors brainstorming during what's supposed to be the year 1980. However, one of the scenarios they came up with featured Superman fighting Doomsday. Doomsday as a fictional character wouldn't make his comic book debut until the year 1992.
  • And Show It to You: A variant in "Croissant" where Raven reaches down Beast Boy's throat, pulls out his heart still connected to his arteries, then lets go and it slings back into place.
  • Animation Bump:
    • In "Super Robin", Beast Boy's transformation into a T. Rex is more detailed and fluid than normal. If paused at the right moment, he can be seen halfway through his transformation as a human/dinosaur hybrid.
    • The fight scene between Raven and Terra in "Terra-ized" looks noticeably better than most given action scenes in the series. This also applies to the Humongous Mecha fights in "Burger vs. Burrito" and "The Left Leg."
    • The girls' fight against Brainbot in part two of "Operation: Dude Rescue" is a lot more fluid and dynamic then usual.
    • Season 5 after The Movie has enjoyed one, such as the battle between Brother Blood and the Titans during "The Fight".
  • Animesque: Following its predecessor, in a way. The style is more Chibi-esque, with the Titans' characters having smaller bodies, larger heads and eyes.
  • Anticipatory Breath Spray:
    • Beast Boy does it in "Terra-ized" when he thinks he's about to kiss Terra.
    • Robin does it in "Colors of Raven" when he is about to kiss Purple Raven at her kissing booth. Starfire interrupts.
  • Apple of Discord: In "Caramel Apples", Trigon showers attention on Starfire in an attempt to annoy Raven and get the two to fight.
  • Arbitrary Skepticism: In "Slumber Party", Cyborg relates a childhood story about an encounter with a Bloody Mary-esque ghost called Scary Terri. When the others don't believe him, he points out that Raven's father is a demon. Raven counters that her father doesn't waste his time hanging out at slumber parties (unless he's super bored).
  • Arch-Enemy: "Starfire the Terrible" focuses on Starfire becoming Robin's archenemy after the other Titans tell him he can't be the world's greatest superhero without one.
    Why doesn't anyone wanna kill me!?
  • Arson, Murder, and Jaywalking: In the quest for the legendary sandwich, Beast Boy, Cyborg, and Starfire are sent to the far ends of the Earth (and the latter into space), while Robin is sent to... the supermarket.
  • Art Evolution: Starting out, the art style was a lot more sketchy and much brighter. As the series goes on, the show's outlines becomes more refined, the saturation gets toned down and the colors become bolder.
    • Earlier episodes are rather prone to going Off-Model, something that was handled about midway through the first season.
    • The Titans are given slight design changes as of season 5, such as in hair styles or eye shapes.
  • Art Shift:
    • Sometimes the characters' imagine spots are animated in a simple, hand-drawn style.
    • When they find a comic book in "Books", the art shifts to show Starfire, Robin, Cyborg, and Beast Boy as they appeared in the original Teen Titans comic.
    • "Dreams" has the characters' dreams in different art formats. Starfire's has a cutesy art style with clipart cat heads superimposed over her friends, Cyborg's is a 16-bit video game, Beast Boy's is a live action video of a chameleon that jerks back and forth, Robin's is the end of the fight with Brushogun in Teen Titans: Trouble in Tokyo with a "hilarious" Gag Dub of him and Starfire kissing, Raven redoes the finale of the Season 4 arc of Teen Titans in a simplified style with a few liberties, and finally, Silkie's dream is also live action, wherein he is played by a human with a giant Silkie head dancing and eating food.
    • "Puppets, Whaaaaat?" literally becomes a puppet show for the third act.
    • In "Caramel Apples", part of one of Robin's inspirational speeches includes a shot of Beast Boy and Cyborg as they appeared in the original animated series.
    • "Knowledge" has Raven take on the style of Schoolhouse Rock! when she sing a song about "metaphorical expressions" to Starfire.
    • "Let's Get Serious" has the Titans transform into, well, Liefeld creations.
    • In "Campfire Stories", each of the Titans' stories is shown in a different style.
    • In "The Mask", Robin goes from being Super-Deformed to being drawn in the style of the original Teen Titans cartoon.
    • "Video Game References" is Exactly What It Says on the Tin, with everything, even the characters, becoming pixelated while inside the simulator.
    • "The Fourth Wall" features a shift to a more arthouse animation style when the Titans attempt to go "highbrow".
    • "40%, 40%, 20%" has an epic art shift into something out of '80s hair metal fantasy sequences.
    • "Squash and Stretch" has the Titans deliberately turn themselves into Fleischer-style cartoons and a Voltron-esque team.
    • In the Island Adventures arc intro, the art style becomes lineless, more colorful, and the Titans are more chibi-esque. The same goes for the intro to the Super Summer Hero Camp arc.
    • In "Riding the Dragon", once the Titans get sucked into the game, the art style becomes a slightly more stylized version of the art in Raven's campfire story.
  • Artistic License – Law: In "Genie President", the Titans almost get arrested for defacing currency. It's actually not illegal to deface currency unless you try to use the defaced currency as real ones.
  • As Himself:
  • Ascended Extra: Silkie, Starfire's pet grub who first appeared in "Can I Keep Him?" in the original series, appears frequently and even stars in a few episodes.
  • Asskicking Equals Authority: In "Gorilla", Beast Boy defeats Robin and declares himself team leader. To become leader again, Robin has to beat him.
  • Author Filibuster: "Who's Laughing Now" centers around Beast Boy wanting to find his Spirit Animal, and the whole "search" is played up like entering into a 4-year college to get a diploma. The issue of having BB enter a 2-year technical school to find his spirit animal is even brought up as a plot point. In the end, BB finds his spirit animal and is handed a diploma certifying it after all the hardships he endured. The episode finishes out with Cyborg giving a rant about how pathetic our educational systems are to try and validate hundreds of thousands of students every year by giving them a worthless piece of paper and throwing them into an empty job market and poor economy, and force them to spend the rest of their lives with financial debt that they in all likelihood will never get paid off.
  • Autobots, Rock Out!: "40%, 40%, 20%" focuses on Cyborg's obsession with "The Night Begins to Shine" song previously heard in "Slumber Party". He tries to show the other Titans The Power of Rock, but when the Brain captures everyone and smashes his tape, the other Titans start singing the song a capella to inspire Cyborg to transform into "Cyborgimus Prime" and rescue them.
  • Auto-Tune: From Starfire during the musical number in "Uncle Jokes".
  • Avengers Assemble: "Operation: Dude Rescue" involves Raven and Starfire gathering Jinx, Rose Wilson, and Terra together in order to rescue Robin, Cyborg, Beast Boy, their time-traveled older selves, time-traveled ghosts, time-traveled animal reincarnations, time-traveled animal reincarnated evolved human ancestors, and time-traveled animal reincarnated evolved human French selves from the Brain.
  • Badass Adorable: It may be mostly attributed to the art-style, but all the characters seem to be this. Special mention goes to Starfire during the episode "Starfire the Terrible": she successfully blows up the moon, has a fully functioning secret lair in the Titans' back yard complete with laser defenses, legions of deathbots, and a piranha tank despite her control panel (and everything else) being made completely out of cardboard, tape, and crayons, and manages to defeat the other Titans before Robin sucker punches her with his motorcycle. All while giggling and having very little idea about how to be an imposing, scary villain no matter how hard she tries.
  • Bait-and-Switch:
    • When Robin flashes back to the moment that made him unable to relax, he arrives at the circus, where the animals kept stealing his stuff. He actually lampshades this.
    Couch Spirit: All because a monkey took your diaper.
    Robin: Not the reason I was expecting.
    • In "Artful Dodgers", at first it seems like the boys aren't letting Starfire and Raven play dodgeball because of the typical "girls can't play sports" reason. But then we get a flashback of Raven losing her temper and trying to devour the rival team, and Starfire trying to eat the dodgeball.
    • Done literally in "Robin Backwards":
    Cyborg: We fell for the ol' sundae-bar-but-really-it's-a-boring-meeting switcheroo!
  • Bait-and-Switch Credits
  • Baleful Polymorph: In "Thanksgiving", Trigon tries to replace Robin's ruined turkey by magically changing Cyborg into a new turkey. Raven stops him from killing one of her friends as food. They settle on using Batman, instead.
  • Banana Peel: Used liberally in "Gorilla", where Beast Boy throws them at Robin as a Running Gag. Raven somehow slips on one while levitating.
  • Barbie Doll Anatomy: In "Laundry Day", Robin fights in nothing but some strategically-placed mud, but is still clearly lacking some important bits.
  • Bat Deduction: In "Sandwich Thief", Robin uses spurious logic to somehow deduce that his future self stole his perfect sandwich, only for that sandwich to then travel to another planet.
  • Battle-Interrupting Shout: In "Starliar", Starfire interrupts the Titans' brawl by shouting "STOP!". Cyborg still takes the chance to bean Robin with his anvil-hand.
  • Beam-O-War:
    • See-More vs. Raven in "Super Robin". See-More loses rather quickly.
    • Robin's whistling powers vs. Gizmo's laser in "Mouth Hole".
  • Beard of Sorrow: Robin grows one in "Birds" when he is driven out of the team and starts living in the mockingbird nest in the chimney.
  • Be Careful What You Wish For:
    • After Trigon has convinced her friends that she's being unreasonable about Trigon's offer, Raven humors him to demonstrate just what he really intends to have her do to them.
    • In "Super Robin", Raven agrees to grant Robin superpowers, only to show him that such powers are in fact a curse. After solving all the world's problems within three seconds of acquiring these powers, there's no longer a need for superheroes and all the Titans are out of a job.
  • Become a Real Boy: "Real Boy Adventures" has Cyborg wish to become a real boy so he can enjoy a hot tub, only to lament all the human frailties he has long since forgotten about.
  • Behind the Black: In "Dog Hand", Raven doesn't notice Cyborg has a dog for a hand until he holds it up for the viewers to see.
  • Beleaguered Boss: Robin is the team leader of the incompetent Teen Titans, though unlike most examples of this trope he's just as bad (if not worse) than the team he's leading. Several instances indicate the Titans hold little to no respect for him as leader and would be happy to replace him or ursurp his leadership when given the chance.
  • "Be Quiet!" Nudge: In "Matched", Cyborg says that Robin convinced him to make his matchmaking program because he wanted to prove that he and Star were meant to be together. He says this in front of Starfire, so Robin nudges him.
  • Berserk Button:
    • Do not mess with Starfire's hair.
    • Beast Boy and Cyborg get theirs pressed at the very end of "Hey Pizza!", when they see a senior get exactly what they've been trying to get for the whole episode: a free pizza. Let's just say "overreacting" is an understatement.
    • Don't question Robin's authority and never make him jealous. Also don't insinuate that he is short, claim he has "baby hands", do anything that seemingly threatens his relationship with Batman, steal his sandwich, interrupt him while he's trying to give a long-winded lesson, call his staff a stick, or break said stick. Oh, and don't exist around him if he is named merely salutatorian and not valedictorian. And don't steal his nuts.
  • Big Ball of Violence: Robin gets into one with a tiger in "Gorilla". Among other times, they once formed one against Brother Blood while suspended from a ceiling.
  • Bigger on the Inside: Robin's blanket fort in "Slumber Party". It's only about 2 feet square on the outside, but inside is a fully constructed palace with a bowling alley, basketball court, indoor fountains, a dance parlor, and a 2nd floor guest bedroom.
  • Big "NEVER!": In "I'm the Sauce," Cyborg shouts this when he refuses to join Robin for the Spaghetti Dance.
  • Big "NO!":
    • Cyborg and Beast Boy in "Colors of Raven" when Pink Raven discovers the crystal that they were to seal her in.
    • Robin in "Starfire the Terrible" after Starfire destroys his hair gel.
    • Beast Boy in "Legs" when Raven puts her cloak back on and he can no longer see her legs.
    • Robin gets one on the discovery that his sandwich is missing in "Sandwich Thief".
  • Big Red Button: Subverted in "Hey Pizza!". "The Button" appears to be a big red button, but it opens up to reveal a little red button.
  • Big "WHAT?!": In "Staff Meeting," Robin lets out one of these when he finds out the Titans broke his favorite staff.
  • Bizarro Universe: "Robin Backwards" is all about the Titans' bizarro counterparts.
  • Black Comedy: While the show is Lighter and Softer in most aspects, the same can't be said for its sense of humor.
    • Very close to this at the end of "Pie Bros", in a PG variant.
    • Used heavily in "Ghost Boy", which revolves around Beast Boy convincing Starfire that he's a ghost. By the end of the episode, everyone dies and become ghosts for real.
    • The senior citizens in "Hey Pizza!" tell Robin that the center he's building for them is the only thing they have to look forward to besides death, with a pan to the Grim Reaper himself watching them.
    • The ending of "Super Robin" has an elderly Robin flatline in his hospital bed while the other four elderly Titans gloat over the "curse" of having superpowers.
    • Human skeletons show up in Raven and Starfire's bedrooms as momentary screen grabs.
    • Raven is barred from playing dodgeball because the last time she did ended with her eating the opposing team.
    • Raven made a deal with her uncle Death for the souls of her teammates who died of old age in the episode "Salty Codgers". They came back as zombies.
    • "Scary Figure Dance" has Raven using skeletons not only from her closet but made from dead people.
    • In "Oregon Trail" the Titans die gruesome deaths according to the classic video game.
    • "Ghost with the Most" featers Betelgeuse introducing the Titans to the Netherworld in order to search for the missing Spirit of Halloween. He is reminded that you can only enter inside if you're already dead, and casually kills the Titans with a giant axe just for plot convenience. The episode ends without any mention of restoring the Titans' own mortality.
  • Blatant Lies: In "Brain Percentages", Starfire is shocked when Cyborg points out that the 90% of Your Brain trope is made up for entertainment purposes in media, and questions if the media would really make stuff up like that. Robin dismisses the notion, which is immediately followed by a screen advertising "Teen Titans Season 6 coming soon!".
  • Blessed with Suck: In "Super Robin", Raven gives Robin superpowers to show him that powers are a curse. Robin is ecstatic at first, solving all the world's problems in three seconds. However, this leaves the Titans with no purpose and they disband.
  • "Blind Idiot" Translation: Parodied. The video game that Beast Boy is playing in "Driver's Ed" has "YOU ARE DIE" for a game over screen.
  • Body Horror:
    • In "Super Robin", Robin's attempts to give himself superpowers through a lab accident, end with him fusing himself with a real robin. He sprouts feathers, a beak, and bird feet.
    • In "The Left Leg," Raven has this reaction to Robin's muscular and throbbing left leg.
    • In the ending of "Tower Power", a techno-mad Cyborg prevents his friends from separating him with the tower controls, by making them a part of the tower as well. It appears he decapitated them and attached their heads to various household appliances.
    • In "Friendship", Beast Boy tries to turn into a pegasus, but instead he turns into a giant bird with a horse head and some of his original limbs.
    • In the ending of "Waffles", Beast Boy and Cyborg were put on the torture table, and it's revealed that Beast Boy has been skeletonized from his neck to his feet.
    • In "Truth, Justice and What?", since Robin declared a pizza ban, the other Titans drink radioactive ooze to turn into turtles so they can hang out with the "cool turtle dudes." It mutates them horribly and gives them nothing but agonizing pain. One cut later and they're all fine, but still.
  • Bolivian Army Ending: The "Island Adventure" arc ends with the Titans at the mercy of Control Freak and several DC Comics villains.
  • Both Sides Have a Point: Done on both sides of an arguments about powers in "Super Robin". Robin correctly points that their powers make the job of crime fighting much easier as shown when they fought the H.I.V.E. However, Raven, Cyborg, and Beast Boy point out that their powers come at a high price.
  • Bottle Episode: The aptly titled "Bottle Episode", which has the Titans literally inside a giant glass bottle for the entire episode, spending time discussing and lampshading the trope. Robin does his best to persuade the Titans to make new memories, instead of drawing inspiration from a series of clipshow-like memory sequences.
  • Bound and Gagged: Robin does this to Speedy in "The Date" to stop him from going out with Starfire. Subverted in that Speedy simply bites through the cloth gag and easily slips out of the ropes when he has the chance.
  • Bowdlerise:
    • UK airings of "Super Robin" censor the ending so it stops on old Cyborg and Beast Boy dancing.
    • The European and Asian airings of "Hey You, Don't Forget About Me In Your Memory", cut out any mention of the Crane Kick including the music video at the end, meaning the episode ends in those countries with Beast Boy reading a letter he wrote instead of said video.
    • A censorship made by the creators themselves: The episode "Little Elvis" focuses around the Titans teaming up with Shazam! in order to stop Mr. Worm from unleashing the "Seven Deadly Enemies of Mankind", which includes Pride, Envy, Greed, Hatred, Laziness, Selfishness, and Injustice.
  • Brain Bleach: The Titans react rather appropriately to seeing the newly beefed-up Easter Bunny romantically hooking up with the Tooth Fairy, and their ensuing offspring.
  • Breaking the Fourth Wall:
    • "The Fourth Wall" has Control Freak reveal to the Titans that they are a TV show, showing them footage from the previous show, then trick them into changing the show's style to make it more high brow. When that fails, they literally break the fourth wall to end the episode.
    • "The Self-Indulgent 200th Episode Spectacular Part 1" forces the Titans to run through the 4th wall because all of their surroundings were disappearing. This leads them to discover that they're actually a cartoon, which leads to an existential crisis, before they meet their own voice actors.
  • Brick Joke:
    • Starfire warns Raven about random sky lasers in "Ghost Boy" after Raven got zapped and died. Guess what happens a few scenes later.
    • Throughout "Parasite", Robin constantly believes that "Parry" is going to mutate into a giant spider alien that the Titans will fight at the end of the galaxy. Then at the end, it looks like Parry is a nice guy. However, just as Robin thought, Parry mutates into a giant spider alien and the Titans get pulled with it through a portal to the end of the galaxy.
    • During "Driver's Ed", Robin drags the Titans away from their tasks so they can drive him around, leading to Beast Boy's character dying in his video game, Cyborg's corrupted data from an incomplete patch, Starfire failing to keep Silkie away from some special berries, and Raven failing to banish a demon. Cyborg's problem turns into a Running Gag, Starfire's and Beast Boy's problems are forgotten, and the demon shows up in the end to take down the villain of the story.
    • In "The Mask," Starfire's idea of what's under Robin's mask is a parasitic twin in his eye. Turns out she was right.
  • Bring My Brown Pants: In "How's This for a Special: Spaaaace", Beast Boy is turned into a Red Shirt. Robin explains that the uniform is red to indicate that he's expendable, and that it hides blood.
  • Broken Aesop: Parodied throughout the series.
    • "The Return of Slade" is a giant Take That, Audience! aimed at people who think the show doesn't hold up to the standards of the original series—and, by extension that only kids should be watching cartoons. Problem is, Raven, who delivers the Aesop is shown to be a fan of a My Little Pony-esque cartoon— meaning that even though she calls out Beast Boy and Cyborg for liking childish things, she has no problem doing so herself. Though, considering the show's nature, that was probably the point.
    • In "Gorilla", the episode starts off with the rest of the Titans annoyed by Robin's Control Freak ego and Beast Boy deals him a Break the Haughty, usurping Robin as leader and with Raven and Starfire quickly favoring Beast Boy. Robin later earns his position as leader back from Beast Boy by being the bigger "alpha male" and the Titans happily return under his leadership. So... what was learned, exactly?
    • This gets lampshaded in "Croissant" where Killer Moth debunks the Ugly Duckling aesop, though Raven earlier questioned if Robin was telling the story right along with its aesop.
    • In "Multiple Trick Pony", Robin thought believing in himself was enough for him to win a foot race against Kid Flash. He lost several times, of course. Robin finally won when he bashed Kid Flash's knee.
    • "Teen Titans Roar!" attempted to defend ThunderCats Roar after the fans reacted negativily the initial preview. Raven voices the argument that a show made for kids doesn't have to be bad, and the show does absolutely nothing to rebuttle her argument beyond cut away gag to a baby reading a book that says "Advanced Pooping." The show in essence pointed out a hole in its own argument and did nothing to address it.
      • The episode ending with original Lion-O appearing and saying that ThunderCats Roar was the true successor to the original Thunder Cats and insulted anybody who disagreed. The episode in effect depicted most of the Teen Titans as being in the wrong for hating the show before it was released but at the end still said it was okay to judge someone negativily for their opinions. This argument lost all of its credibility when Roar proved to be a critical and ratings bomb, and was cancelled by the end of 2020.
  • But Now I Must Go: Parodied in "La Larva de Amor." Silkie goes back to the Tower, while Sonia, the amorous Latino woman who fawns over him the whole episode, brings on the drama by hamming it up over how he must leave her behind.
  • Butt-Monkey:
    • Everybody is subjected to this some way or another, even Raven and Starfire. Robin easily gets the worst of it though, as evidenced in "Little Buddies."
      Robin: AHH! It's got my arm! It's got my arm! Call him off! WHY, DAVE, WHY!?
    • For the H.I.V.E. Five, Mammoth is more often than not specifically singled out and beaten up, leaving him a whimpering mess of tears afterward, just because.
  • By the Lights of Their Eyes:
    • In the episode "Power Tower" when Cyborg turns out the lights, the titans' eyes are shown, except for Cyborg's, who's entire face is displayed on a screen.
    • In "Boys vs Girls" we see Robin, Beast Boy, Cyborg and Raven's eyes in the darkness.
    • This shows up twice in "Slumber Party", in the beggining, where Cyborg turns out the lights and sees the titans' eyes, shooting at them. And in the end, where it happens again.
    • In the episode “Ghost Titans” while the Titans haunt H.I.V.E.’s headquarters, we see Hive Five’s eyes as the lights flicker, this happens twice in the episode.
  • Calling Your Attacks:
    • Robin's depression over his staff getting broken affects his crimefighting, and introduces us to the "sad punch!" and "frowny kick!"
    • On Cinderblock. He responds with "Actually Painful Fist".
    • Cyborg and Beast Boy call out attacks for their creations in "Burger vs. Burrito" à la Pokémon style.
    • "Crab Punch! Crab Punch! Dolphin Uppercut!" in Brain Food. A subversion because, instead of being the name of the moves, they're what Robin is actually attacking.
  • Car Cushion: In "Super Robin", Gizmo lands this way after Cyborg knocks him out with a missile.
  • Cardboard Prison: The Juvenile Detention Facility is actually capable of holding Jinx, but Raven and Starfire can break in and out at will. Of course, Starfire and Raven were restrained in the same method as Jinx, even though they both possess powers that will work when they're restrained as such.
  • Car Fu: Robin has designated Monday "Motorcycle Monday", where the Titans can only fight villains on a motorcycle. Not that the fact that he's the only one who has a motorcycle has anything to do with that, no sir.
  • Car Ride Games: In "Road Trip," the Titans try to pass the time by playing "I Spy" and "Slug Bug." Starfire needs to be explained what Slug Bug is, so every time she sees an insect of some sort, she punches Beastboy. After being bruised enough, he questions why there are so many bugs on the road.
  • Casanova Wannabe: Beast Boy. Small wonder Terra refuses to reciprocate his affections at first.
  • Celebrity Paradox: Darkseid is voiced by "Weird Al" Yankovic, and Cyborg points out that he sounds just like him. Darkseid openly wishes that he was even as half as evil as Weird Al is for undercutting established musicians with his parody music.
  • Censor Box: In "Mr. Butt", Blackfire needs to dress Starfire in her outfit. A censor box slides in to cover Star while Blackfire quickly strips and redresses her.
  • Centipede's Dilemma: In "You're Fired", Beast Boy gets into trouble with the team when he stops to think about what animal to turn into, when he's usually the Leeroy Jenkins. The planetoid they were fighting on was completely blown up as a result of his lazy indecisiveness.
  • Character Exaggeration: The various personalities the characters had in the the old series are more exaggerated in this one in order to fit the tune of a Gag Series. These include some of the characters either taking a level in jerkass or dumbass depending on the comedic situation. It never reaches the point of Flanderization though, although to its deficit, Robin comes pretty close compared to the original cartoon and comics due to his violent "beat first, ask later" approach to things, along with his selfishness and willingness to rub his leader status in his friends' faces. This often results with him getting his just desserts, though.
  • Cheaters Never Prosper: In "Artful Dodgers", the Titans decry the H.I.V.E. Five using hostages strapped to a bomb as cheating, then stop them and disable the bomb. Later, when the H.I.V.E. Five enter the dodgeball tournament and handily beat them, the Titans decide to cheat to win. They lose anyway, then get the H.I.V.E. Five arrested so they win by default.
  • Chewbacca Defense: In "A Farce", Robin's last attempt to win the trial is a movie reference that has no connection to the case. It doesn't work.
  • Christmas Episode: "Second Christmas", "Black Friday", "The True Meaning of Christmas", "Teen Titans Save Christmas", and "The Teen Titans Go Easter Holiday Classic" are these. Santa Clause tries to forcefully take over the entire holiday calendar in that last one.
  • Christmas Miracle: Parodied in "Second Christmas". Titans don't want to wait a whole year for the next holiday, so they invent a "Second Christmas". They overload the generator, which explodes and puts them in coma. They wake up almost a year later, just in time for next year's Christmas — essentially what they wished for.
  • Chunky Updraft: When Starfire was furious in "La Larva de Amor" and "Second Christmas".
  • Circular Reasoning: From "Gorilla":
    Beast Boy: I don't have to listen to you! Who made you leader anyway?
    Robin: I did! It was my first action as leader!
  • Clingy Jealous Girl:
    • Raven's accused of this towards Beast Boy in "Terra-ized", when all she was really doing was trying to out his new girlfriend, Terra, as a mole.
    • Starfire towards Robin in "Starfire the Terrible". She blows up the moon because of how much "Robin liked that moon" (accompanied by a sight gag of Robin making a kissy face at the moon with Starfire holding a bouquet dejectedly behind him).
    • Seems like history was repeating itself with Raven/BB/Terra in "Be Mine", except when Terra's seemingly won over by BB's romantic ballad, Raven goes from heartbroken to jealous to downright pissed in a heartbeat and whoops Terra before tossing her back in the trash hole.
  • Clip Show:
    • "Bottle Episode", with Robin Hanging A Lampshade on it.
    • The "Top Ten Countdown" and "Hollywood Special" episodes are respectively clip shows of all the various songs and villains that have been featured on the show.
  • Cloning Blues: The plot of "Double Trouble".
  • Close-Call Haircut:
    • In "Legendary Sandwich", Starfire gets one during a fight with a Sandwich Guardian. It makes her go berserk and smash the guardian to bits.
    • She gets another in "Pie Bros" when she, Robin and Raven barely survived being baked into pie (again).
  • Closet Geek: Raven tries to hide her infatuation with the Pretty Pretty Pegasus show, only for Robin to casually suggest watching it at the end of the short.
  • Clothing Switch:
    • "Laundry Day" ends with the Titans in each others' outfits.
    • Even though Raven is wearing Robin's outfit with a knee-length cape, she can somehow wrap herself in it like she does her regular cloak.
  • Combat Pragmatist: Raven. She beats Dr. Light in moments by opening a portal directly into a jail cell beneath him to fall into.
  • Combination Attack: "Power Moves" is all about this, and Robin predictably taking it too far.
  • Comically Missing the Point:
    • As Beast Boy and Cyborg happily devour pies suspiciously colored like (and containing parts of) their friends, they pause briefly to consider that — GASP! — these are the best pies ever.
    • Zan of the Wonder Twins flushes himself down the toilet in the form of water after getting fed up with never being allowed to help fight crime like his sister.
    Starfire: This is terrible!
    Raven: Yeah, he left the toilet seat up.
    Beast Boy: one's ever known me like you do!
    • In "Two-Parter", when Robin is asked by the other Titans if Darkseid is able to defeat Spider-Man, Robin begins to explain that Spider-Man wouldn't fight Darkseid, implicitly acknowledging that he is a hero from a certain rival of DC. The other Titans, however, assume that Spider-Man wouldn't fight Darkseid because he is a coward, with Raven even stating that Spider-Man's inability to fight Darkseid has negatively affected her opinion on him.
  • Comical Overreacting: The Titans' reaction to Beast Boy getting his hair frosted in "Croissant".
  • Companion Cube: Robin's staff in "Staff Meeting". He treats it like a best friend and thinks it speaks to him.
  • Company Cross References: The show has done several references to shows aired on Cartoon Network, as well as some created by Warner Brothers.
    • In "Squash and Stretch", the Titans watch a parody of Wile E. Coyote and the Road Runner featuring characters who are obviously meant to resemble Gumball and Darwin, with the Gumball lookalike representing Wile E. Coyote and the Darwin lookalike representing Road Runner.
    • "Beast Boy On A Shelf" is a spoof of The Elf On The Shelf, a storybook whose animated adaptations air anually on Cartoon Network.
    • In "The Great Disaster", Robin dons the costume of Freakazoid!, the protagonist of another WB cartoon about superheroes.
    • Not only does "Huggbees" have a crossover with Freakazoid!, but it also has references to fellow WB series Histeria! and Detention.
  • The Complainer Is Always Wrong: Constantly and not just regulated to one character depending on the situation. The show really loves proving people with a belief in something wrong by having the idiot character go out of the way to prove their point.
  • Conflicting Loyalty: In "Hey Pizza!", Robin is conflicted between building a senior center for the old people or a pool just so he can see Starfire in a bikini. In the end, he makes the right choice.
  • Conforming OOC Moment: In "Serious Business", the protagonists are all seen goofing around in the bathroom... including the serious, broody Raven.
  • Continuity Nod:
    • A meta one with the theme song, which is a dance remix of the theme from the original series.
    • Robin's outfit the senior citizens made for him can be seen in his closet in "Staff Meeting".
    • In "Books", Cyborg opens a wall only to find one of Raven's eye-snakes slithering through it; exactly how it happened in "La Larva de Amor". Lampshaded by Cyborg.
    Cyborg: Man, I am having some serious déjà vu right now.
    • In "Be Mine", the music is from the Radio Staff that Robin and Cyborg created in "Power Moves". In the same episode, Cyborg invites Jinx to the dance, which hints they still have a romantic relationship.
    • "Garage Sale" has plenty as the Titans stroll down memory lane. It almost rivals Continuity Porn.
    • In "Snuggle Time", Starfire's villain persona is "Starfire the Terrible", from the episode of the same name, while Raven's is "The Demon of Azarath", first seen as her demon form in "I See You".
  • Continuity Reboot: Serves as one to the original Teen Titans, including on an in-universe level, as revealed in "The Fourth Wall" that Control Freak created a Cosmic Retcon that rebooted the series into the silly one it is now.
  • Converting for Love: With a touch of Does This Remind You of Anything?. In "Opposites", Jinx tries to get the H.I.V.E. Five to convert to good so she can date Cyborg. Unfortunately, Cyborg had the opposite idea, leaving their teams at odds.
  • Cooking Duel: "Burger vs. Burrito", where Cyborg and Beast Boy compete over which of their favorite foods is better. It escalates pretty quickly, ending in a battle between a burger Humongous Mecha and a Kaiju burrito.
  • Cool Old Guy: Sticky Joe!note 
  • Cosmic Plaything: The Titans fight against Father Time for the right to have just one good News Years celebration without something going wrong. Every year went horribly wrong because Father Time found it too funny.
  • Cosmic Retcon: "The Fourth Wall" reveals the entire existence of this show is a result of Control Freak using the power of his remote to reset reality, rebooting the original Teen Titans to this series. Control Freak's intention was to make new show that would win him awards, but instead ended up created one that was complete trash. He then threatens to reset reality again unless the Titans improve the show.
  • Couch Gag: Seasonal Variants. You can tell what season the episode about to air is from by the dance animation in the intro and the animal on the outside rock.
  • Courtroom Episode: "A Farce", in which the Titans are put on trial for destroying Jump City, at which they attempt to prove their innocence, but nothing, not even Robin using the jury's love of a good show, works.
  • Covered in Gunge: The Titans get slimed after blowing up a slime monster in "Laundry Day", then later on after a naked Robin mistakenly falls off the Tower he ends up getting his nakedness covered up by mud.
  • CPR: Clean, Pretty, Reliable: Starfire performs this accurately on Cyborg after a shrunken Robin tries to dive down his throat in "Body Adventure."
    Starfire: I shall maneuver your Heimlich!
  • Crazy Jealous Guy: Robin towards Starfire in "The Date". She finds out the extent of his actions and calls him out on it.
  • Crazy-Prepared:
    • In "Two Parter", this is parodied in this exchange after an alarm goes off in Batman's sandwich:
    Beast Boy: Batman has an alarm on his sandwhich?
    Robin: Of course he does! He's Batman!
    • Mercilessly parodied in "Classic Titans", where Control Freak gets fed up with Robin having a whole slew of birdarangs that are perfect for every situation.
  • Creator Cameo:
    • The fangirls chasing a naked Robin in "Laundry Day" are based on some of the animators.
    • Michael Jelenic, the co-creator and lead writer makes a cameo appearance in "Let's Get Serious" in the audience of Raven's stand-up comedy, laughing at her terrible jokes.
    • "The Self-Indulgent 200th Episode Spectacular!" proudly shows off the entire production crew of the show in a fancy dance number about working on the 200th episode.
  • Creepy Doll: In "Movie Night" Robin is shown to have a collection of creepy dolls in a closet.
  • invoked Critical Research Failure: Intentionally lampshaded and mocked in the episode "Oil Drums" which says that not watching enough TV rots your brain, when in reality it's watching too much TV that rots your mind.
  • Crossover: Has quite a few.
    • With The Powerpuff Girls (2016) in "TTG v PPG".
    • With Scooby-Doo in "Cartoon Feud"
    • With ThunderCats Roar in "Teen Titans Roar!"
    • On the flipside (as in not on their show), Raven was one of the main characters in the OK K.O.! Let's Be Heroes special, "Crossover Nexus".
    • With Beetlejuice in "Ghost With the Most".
    • One with Freakazoid! in "Huggbees".
    • Not surprisingly had one with fellow CN DC toon, DC Super Hero Girls (2019) as well. note . And had another one in it's seventh season.
    • With, of all things, Space Jam, where the Titans hang out with the Nerdlucks and do MST3K commentary on them movie. note 
  • The Cuckoolander Was Right: The strangest thing said by any character in any episode will always turn out to be correct.
  • Cute Is Evil: The Twin Destroyers of Azarath are a pair of seemingly innocuous imps.
  • Cybernetics Eat Your Soul: In "Tower Power", Cyborg's brain gets uploaded into Titans Tower mainframe; making him fully mechanical. He slowly loses his humanity and becomes hostile to his friends.
  • Dance Party Ending:
    • "Double Trouble", bizarrely... with a T-Rex!
    • "Burger vs. Burrito".
  • Dancing Pants: In "Laundry Day", the Titans' outfits somehow became animated by the goo from the Monster of the Week they fought. They were actually animated by Raven, who cast a spell on the outfits to teach Robin a lesson in not weaseling out of laundry duty.
  • Darker and Edgier: Not the show, but the concept itself is downright destroyed in "Lets Get Serious", where the Titans, after being criticized by Aqualad, start taking themselves seriously. They all get Leifeldian proportions, a Lantern Jaw of Justice (even Starfire and Raven), absurd facial details, large muscles, hammy dialogue, and deal with a threat from the H.I.V.E. like serious superheroes should. It eventually culminates in the overly dramatic break up of the entire team after Cyborg and Beast Boy get into an argument over juice. Even Aqualad himself wondered if they had become too serious.
    • Ironically enough the show is edgier than the original in some ways. While it's (much) less serious, it definitely earns the TV-PG rating with the frequent aversions of Never Say "Die" (to the point of even joking about old people dying) and the sheer amount of Black Comedy and Comedic Sociopathy.
  • Dartboard of Hate: Looking closely at the posters in Robin's room in "The Date" shows that he has a poster of Two-Face and one of The Joker, both of which have several birdarangs sticking out of them.
  • A Day in the Limelight:
    • Silkie has his own episodes, mainly "La Larva de Amor".
    • "Brian" focuses on the Little Buddies rescuing the Teen Titans from the Brain.
    • "The H.I.V.E. Five" focuses on...well, the H.I.V.E. Five, with their day being ruined by the Titans.
  • Deadpan Snarker:
    • Raven.
    • Jinx has her moments as well
  • Death by Irony: In "Ghost Boy", Robin falls to his death. About five seconds after bragging that he has nothing to worry about since he's an acrobatics expert. Sort of depressing when you consider how he got into the business...
  • Death from Above: Death by random sky laser is apparently a common problem on Starfire's homeworld. In "Ghost Boy", she and Raven are randomly struck down by sky lasers.
  • Denser and Wackier/Lighter and Softer: Than its most recent counterpart Young Justice and even the original Teen Titans animated series. There's much more focus on comedy than the action. It's so light and soft that the color palette for the show is primarily bright blue and pink, compared to the original show's dark blue, grey, purple, and black. The Second Season goes even further into the sillier side.
    • Darker and Edgier: In a sense. The humor here is much darker than in the original series, and Never Say "Die" is completely averted. The jokes that the show gets away with are much more risqué than anything in the original series and it definitely earns its TV-PG rating.
  • Department of Redundancy Department: This line from "Double Trouble":
    Beast Boy: You're me!
    Beast Boy's clone: Correction, I'm you.
  • Demoted to Extra: Slade only makes cameos in this series, compared to the old series in which he was one of the main villains.
  • Delivery Stork: Shows up in "Hose Water" to repossess Starfire and Cyborg when their youthful enthusiasm causes them to de-age into eggs.
  • Designated Victim: Beast Boy usually gets the worst of the "drama" the plot plays up in that episode. The rest of the Titans get their helping of abuse, too, but Beast Boy goes back for seconds and thirds. When Played for Laughs, Robin gets turned into The Chew Toy.
  • Destination Defenestration: While destroying bits of the Tower as a response to her bad mood, Raven uses her powers to pick up Silkie and chuck him through a window.
  • Detonation Moon: What Starfire does to truly prove her villainy in "Starfire the Terrible".
  • Devil in Plain Sight: Much of the comedy in "Terra-ized" is based around the Titans, sans Raven, being oblivious to the fact that Terra is this.
  • Did You Just Punch Out Cthulhu?: Robin beats up Darkseid for littering in the episode "The Streak."
  • Did You Just Scam Cthulhu?: In "Salty Codgers", Raven barters with Death for the souls of her friends, in exchange for her own. After getting him to give up their souls, she reveals that she lacks one on account of being half-demon. Death tried to get her back by turning her friends into zombies, but Raven found that to be an added bonus.
  • Dinner Deformation: While wondering around the Tower looking for things to eat, Silkie eats Robin's extendible staff, which telescopes in his body, thus stretching him out.
  • Disney Acid Sequence:
    • Pink Raven creates one of these in "Colors of Raven".
    • As do Cyborg and Starfire in "Secret Garden".
  • Disproportionate Retribution:
    • In "The Left Leg", the Titans pilot a Humongous Mecha to deal with Kitten for robbing a bank. Justified because Robin wanted to to use said Mecha and was impatient.
    • In "Caramel Apples", Trigon tries to destroy the Earth because Raven didn't give him a Father's Day gift.
  • Distant Finale: "The Night Begins To Shine 2" begins with the elder Titans deciding to take one last look around the old Titan Tower before it is scheduled to be demolished. Just for old-times sake, they decide to give one last listen to the song, which starts off the plot. At the end, instead of returning to their elder bodies in the real world, the Titans decide to stay there and make it their new home.
  • Distracted by the Sexy: When he's cave-sitting for Batman, the other Titans follow Robin into the cave, and Starfire tries on Batgirl's uniform, leaving Robin catatonic and drooling. He snaps out of it and tells her to take it off, but she says that it's too tight. He immediately becomes catatonic and drools again.
  • Divergent Character Evolution: The aspects of Raven's personality are given more individualization in "Colors of Raven" than they showed in the original "Nevermore". They each have their own eye color, a unique clasp for their cloak and more vocal differentiation from Tara Strong. They also have minor physical differences, such as Red Raven's pointy teeth and Orange Raven's dopey expression.
  • Doom Doors: Shows up when Cyborg gets KO'd in "Staff Meeting". In fact, the show uses a lot of stock sound effects in unorthodox ways, such as the sound effect for Instant Message programs being used for thought bubbles.
  • Downer Ending: "Body Adventure" has the Titans doing a "Fantastic Voyage" Plot into Cyborg's body to get rid of the cold he's suffering from. Even after meeting the virus itself, they're unable to get rid of the lazy slob-like virus, and leave. In the next scene, they try calling a doctor, but are too tiny for the 911 operator to understand them. Cue end of episode:
    In Loving Memory of Cyborg's Body: 1996-2014.
  • Dragged Off to Hell: Ed in "Driver's Ed" gets dragged into a portal by a shadowy demon Raven was trying to banish before Robin interrupted her earlier in the episode.
  • Dramatic Wind:
    • Starfire's skirt has this, even when she's just floating in mid-air.
    • Lampshaded in "The Cape", where most of the dialogue of the Gag Dub in the first episode of the original series consists of Robin talking about his cape flowing in the wind. When Raven asks where the wind is coming from inside the prison facility they're standing in, Robin says he specifically set everyone up in front of a vent just to get this.
  • The Dreaded: Pain Bot.
  • Driving Test Smashers: In "Driver's Ed", Robin takes up driver's ed after his license is suspended, but feigns ignorance that his instructor Ed is using him as a getaway driver.
  • Dungeon Bypass: Robin creates an obstacle course in "No Power" to test the team, but he's the only one who runs it fairly. Cyborg and Beast Boy fly over, Raven teleports to the end, and Starfire blasts every obstacle while hovering through at a steady pace.
  • Early Installment Weirdness: The show initially liked to occasionally change the font color of the episodes titles from the standard yellow font with dark orange outlines, usually them giving it a blue font with pink outlinesnote . After "The Left Leg", the last episode of the first half of Season 1, this was dropped.
  • Easter Episode:
    • In "The Teen Titans Go! Easter Holiday Classic", the Easter Bunny goes missing and it's up to the Titans to locate him before Easter is ruined.
    • "Easter Creeps" has the Tooth Fairy try to take over Easter, requiring the Titans to stop her before she is successful.
    • In "Booty Eggs", the Titans decide to track down and banish the Easter Bunny, believing him to be gross. When they do, they decide to create the eggs themselves for the egg hunt.
    • In "Egg Hunt", Robin regrets not finding an Easter Egg that he was looking for when he was a kid, so the Titans decide to locate it.
    • In "Feed Me", the Titans accidentally release a marshmallow ducky which had been locked up by the Easter Bunny, necessitating a search to relocate it and lock it up again.
  • Eat the Evidence: In "Laundry Day", Robin disposes of the schedule that proves it is his turn to do the laundry by putting it into a blender, turning it into a smoothie and drinking it. He later burps it back up.
  • Edible Ammunition: In "The Date", Robin dressed as Speedy fires a ham at the real Speedy during a food fight. Ham-boned!
  • Egg-Laying Male:
    • In "Super Robin", Robin fuses himself with a robin bird to get super powers, which doesn't work, but it could somehow make him lay an egg. He cooks it.
    • In "Pyramid Scheme", Beast Boy does this while going into labor with the other Titans around him like he's a mother delivering a baby, making him learn An Aesop about "hard labor." He does it again in "Chickens in the Cradle when he lays another egg, though this time his parenting style is Parental Neglect, letting the other Titans raise his son until he finds out the hard way his son's fallen in with some bad eggs, going Papa Wolf on them.
  • Emotion Eater:
    • Both Raven and Trigon can draw strength from the nightmares of children.
    • The Twin Destroyers of Azarath feed on affection, but are weakened by scorn.
  • Enlightenment Superpowers: Whistling. Yes, really.
  • Epic Fail: An odd variation has Starfire sewing using cloth, glue, a saw, and milk and placing it in an oven. The result is oddly an Expy of a Disney Princess dress. But Starfire's reaction is that it's hideous.
    Starfire: Perhaps I did not use enough milk.
  • Episode Tagline: The episode "Waffles" involves saying the word 'waffles' over and over as part of a competition to see who can go the longest saying only the word 'waffles'.
  • Extremely Short Intro Sequence: The original series' over 1-minute long opening is condensed down into a 20+second remix.
  • Even Evil Has Standards:
    • Jinx has shades of this. In "Artful Dodgers", she was the first to point out the Titans using their powers, which is considered to be cheating.
    • Also she was disgusted at how the disguised Titans kept beating up Mammoth in "In and Out", even calling Red X "mean".
    • In "Snuggle Time", when the Titans are sharing ideas for evil plots, Raven suggests buying out politicians and corrupting the government over time (not unlike the current political climate in the US). The other Titans and their henchmen veto the idea.
  • Evil Costume Switch: Starfire in "Starfire the Terrible" and the rest of the Titans in "Snuggle Time".
  • invoked Evil Is Cool:
    • The episode "In and Out" is all about this. The Titans can't bring themselves to destroy the H.I.V.E.'s tower because it's just too cool.
    • The entire plot of "Cool School". In particular, Raven hangs out with Rose Wilson for the most episode because of this.
  • Evil Feels Good: In "Snuggle Time", the Titans become villains because they're tired of having to live their lives to the schedules and crime alerts of villains like The HIVE. They pull a Face–Heel Turn and become The Legion of Doom (justifying that they stole the name, because they're villains now); The HIVE thinks that they're trying to teach them a lesson about the error of their ways, but the Titans say they're doing it because it's fun.
  • Evil Laugh: Most of the episodes has these.
    • In "Starfire the Terrible", Starfire tries coming up with one after becoming Robin's archnemesis. Her first attempt is her usual giggle. The second sounds slightly more sinister. The third is just her making a gurgling noise. She settles on the gurgle.
    • In "Scary Figure Dance", Ghost!Robin does this when haunting Jinx.
  • Evil Sounds Deep: Parodied with Darkseid: In "Two Parter: Part Two", His deep, gravely, and threatening voice was the result of him fighting off a cold. Once he took a throat lozenge; he sounded more easy going. Being voiced by "Weird Al" Yankovic helped. The Titans admit his voice wasn't threatening anymore afterward.
  • Excited Show Title!
  • Extreme Doormat:
    • If you think about it, the Titans can be one to each other. After all that abuse, they manage to forgive each other easily.
    • Starfire whenever it regards to her sister Blackfire.
  • Extreme Omnivore: Silkie will eat anything he can get his mandibles on. Digesting it is another matter entirely.
  • Eye Scream:
    • In "Knowledge", Starfire takes Beast Boy's request for a blind date quite literally and fires Eye Beams into his eyes.
    • In "Nature", a snake bites Beast Boy's eye, causing his eyelids to turn purple and swell shut.
  • Face–Heel Turn: Parodied in "Starfire the Terrible", then played straight in "Opposites", when Cyborg convinces the Titans to become evil so he can be with Jinx, not knowing that Jinx has convinced the HIVE Five to go good.
    • "Snuggle Time" has all the Titans going evil after they realize that villains have all the fun and none of the responsibility.
  • Failure Is the Only Option: The "Island Adventure" event informs us in the introduction that it will last five days, so naturally the rocket escape plan on Day 1 doesn't pan out. It's just as well, though, since the unstable rocket fuel Beast Boy found would have killed them.
  • Fanservice:
  • "Fantastic Voyage" Plot: "Body Adventure" has Robin trying to convince Cyborg to let him shrink down into Cyborg's body to cure his cold. Once he finally manages to do so, they discover that it's a lot more disgusting than people think.
  • Fat Bastard:
    • The original Beast Boy and Cyborg in their secret apartment in "Double Trouble".
    • Beast Boy and Cyborg enter this territory again in "Smile Bones", and eventually, their now-sapient bellies usurp it from them.
  • Faux Adventure Story: The superheroes don't do a lot of superheroics, mostly engaging in wacky hijinks that only occasionally involve fighting crime. This is a huge reason for the show's Broken Base, and gets lampshaded time and again.
  • Felony Misdemeanor:
    • In "Breakfast Cheese", the Titans treat the H.I.V.E. loitering near a "no loitering" sign as an excuse to beat them up. This is even what kicks off the plot of the episode, as Starfire realizes that pounding someone into oblivion just for loitering is way too harsh, and that the Titans have gotten more bloodthirsty thanks to all the fighting.
    • "Real Magic" begins with the Titans walking towards the diner while Cyborg rants about how Vicki Lawson had to sleep in a cupboard instead of having a bed like the rest of her family. Cue Raven and Beast Boy wondering why Cyborg gets so riled up about an exceedingly minor detail in a comedy show.
    • The start of the Disaster Dominoes that ends with the Titans' breakup in "Let's Get Serious"? Cyborg drank Beast Boy's juice, even though Beast Boy put his name on the carton!
  • Female Gaze:
    • Blackfire loves to stare at Robin's butt in "Mr. Butt".
    • Interest in tight buttocks seems to run in the family, judging from Starfire's reactions to Robin's and Kid Flash's butts in "Multiple Trick Pony".
  • Fire-Breathing Diner: In the episode, "The Spice Game" the Titans, sans Robin, all become addicted to spicy foods, using peppers and such on everything, to the point where even the mighty Habanero does nothing for them. They then consume the "Tears of Zephos" and begin breathing fire uncontrollably, forcing them to quest for milk from the Dairy King to put out the fires.
  • Fisher King: In "Gorilla", after Gorilla!Beast Boy takes over as leader, the base becomes more jungle-like and Raven and Starfire become more animal-like the longer he's in charge.
  • Fish out of Water: Starfire, just like she was in the original show, only it seems to have magnified in this series. Most of the jokes involving her are based around this.
  • Five-Finger Fillet: In "Birds", one of the mutant mockingbirds does this using his beak.
  • Five Stages of Grief: Cyborg and Beast Boy go through these when Robin gives away the Titans' couch.
  • Flat Joy: During the "burgers vs. burritos" contest, Robin and Starfire are very impressed with both. All Raven has to say is "Hmm. Yum."
  • Flat Scare: After Beast Boy tricks Starfire into thinking he's dead, he gives her one that makes her leap into the air. Literally.
  • Flight:
    • All of the Titans except Robin, especially Raven and Starfire who substitute this for walking.
    • Beast Boy is able to fly by turning into a flight capable animal like a bird or pterodactyl, while Cyborg can fly using his jetpacks.
    • Gizmo can fly via his gadgets.
  • Food-Based Superpowers: In one episode, Robin gains avocado superpowers, such as the ability to project an avocado shield, after eating an avocado given to him by Beast Boy. The effects wear off after a while, however, and Robin needs to eat another to restore them. Inevitably, the Power Corrupts Robin and he devises an evil scheme to make avocados the only food in the world. He eventually merges with a pile of avocados to become an unstoppable avocado monster only defeated after he is given spicy guacamole, which shrinks him, as it's Robin's weakness.
  • Food Porn: After watching "Burger vs. Burrito", you will get... the hunger.
  • Forgot About His Powers: Governed, of course, by Rule of Funny.
    • In "Road Trip", the other Titans get sick of Cyborg's road trip and decide to walk home through the desert. Three of the four of them can fly. Raven can also teleport. To be fair, she does remember that she can do this when she teleports back into the car after Cyborg apologizes and says that he'll take them home.
  • Fountain of Youth:
    • In "Halloween", Raven accidentally forced The Halloween Spirit to turn the Titans into little kids instead of being turned into cowards in a deal to make Halloween scary again.
    • In "Hose Water", merely acting like a child causes the Titans to revert to eggs instead of being little kids.
  • Fourth Date Marriage: This almost happens between Beast Boy and Raven in "Matched", minus the dating.
  • Fractured Fairy Tale: THREE of them in "Grube's Fairytales." Robin tries to tell the other Titans fairy tales to teach them life lessons, but they end up telling their own versions:
    • "Hansel and Gretel" as told by Beast Boy and Cyborg, had Hansel (Beast Boy) and Gretel (Cyborg) kicked out of their home by their parents for eating all the food. They come across a candy house and the Candy Witch (Robin) who wants to secretly eat the pair. But an Appetizer Witch (Raven) appears with an "Appetizer House" complete with dipping sauce fountain. Then a Meat-And-Potatoes House appears with ITS Witch (Starfire). While the Witches argue over who has dibs on Hansel and Gretel, the siblings devour all three Houses. They then roll away after their "three-course meal," leaving the Witches to lament that they've literally "been eaten out of House and Home." The Moral? "Don't make your house out of food, because that's dumb."
    • "Rapunzel" gets told by Raven, where instead of hair flowing to the ground from a tower, it's Rapunzel's (Raven) fingernails. Deciding to escape herself, she cuts the nails and fashions them into Femme Fatalons, and uses them to scale down the tower's wall. When Robin asks for Rapunzel's hand in marriage (using a nail file in place of a ring), she shreds his clothes, declaring "No one is going to cage this bird again." Raven later said Rapunzel went onto live a life of adventure, fame and fortune (with slides of Rapunzel having slayed a dragon, her on a pirate ship with Starfire and Cyborg, the three going after a treasure-laden Jinx, and her being interviewed by Darkseid holding her book). The Moral? "Forget boys, get paid."
    • "Little Red Riding Hood" gets told by Starfire, where Red (Starfire) has a Tamaranian appetite, and initially ate the basket of goodies meant for Grandmother. She then comes across the Wolf (Robin), who tries to trick her into being eaten. But Starfire eats him whole instead, and spits out his coat. She suddenly spies his cubs (Cyborg, Beast Boy and Raven) who wonder where their father is (as he was supposed to bring medicine for their mother). She realizes the horrible things she just did, and tries to pose as the Wolf using the jacket. While they are fooled despite the differences (long eyelashes, small nose and tiny teeth) Red suggests they eat a "tasty grandmother" she will take them too (and the last scene is them happily nibbling on Grandmother). The Moral here? "If you consume the wolf, you must adopt his identity and raise his family as your own."
    • Robin bemoans he failed to teach them anything, but the others disagree. "Hansel and Gretel" taught them to eat proper meals, "Rapunzel" taught them the value of independence, while "Little Red Riding Hood" taught them to take responsibility for their actions. But the most important thing? That Robin wins "man diapers." Causing him to shed a tear as the others laugh.
  • Freeze-Frame Bonus: Pay close attention, there are numerous references to other DC Comics heroes and villains if you look hard enough. There are so many, they have their own page.
  • Freudian Excuse: Robin learns that the reason why he's always so vigilant and can't relax is because when he was a baby, all the circus animals always took his food (and his diapers) when he wasn't looking.
  • Funny Background Event:
    • In "Meatball Party", when the Titans take Raven to the dentist to get her tooth sealed, they don't notice the tooth demon attacking the dentist and his assistant due to the room being soundproofed. Eventually, the demon throws the dentist through the window.
    • In "Colors of Raven", when the Titans come home after failing to stop an alien robot, said robot can be seen in the background of the next scene destroying the city.
    • In "Man Person", when Beast Boy is hooked up to an I.V. drip, the I.V. bag is labeled "tofu".
  • Gainax Ending:
    • "Double Trouble" ends with Beast Boy and Cyborg's clones dancing on a planet with a T-Rex.
    • "Breakfast Cheese" ends with the Titans and the HIVE Five getting along and singing about peace.
    • "Serious Business" ends with the reveal that every bathroom on the planet is an alien from a destroyed planet, who then all take off into space.
    • At the end of "Orangins", it's revealed that Beast Boy is green because all this time he was a Green Lantern construct created by John Stewart.
  • Gag Dub:
    • In "Dreams", Robin's dream is essentially an edited gag dub of Teen Titans: Trouble in Tokyo which paints him as a badass who gets the girl.
    • "The Cape" is an entire gag dub episode consisting mostly of animation from the first episode of Teen Titans "Divide and Conquer".
  • Gibberish of Love: In "The Date", Robin chokes up when he tries to ask Starfire out. She thinks he's playing a game with her and starts babbling too.
  • "Gift of the Magi" Plot: "Opposites" ends on this note. Jinx convinces the rest of the H.I.V.E. Five to become heroes for Cyborg's sake... unaware that, at the same time, Cyborg convinced the Titans to become villains for Jinx's sake.
    Robin: Titans, KILL!
  • Girls' Night Out Episode: "Girl's Night Out".
  • Girls with Moustaches: In "La Larva Amor", Raven gets in a milk mustache contest and goes through several mustache and beard styles.
  • Go-Karting with Bowser: In "Girls Night Out", Starfire and Raven break Jinx out of prison to go for a night on the town. This is just the first of several such girls nights the show has done.
    • Batman has a sleepover in the Batcave with his buddy Jim Gordon...and the Joker and the Penguin. They watch TV, laugh together, and even share sleeping bags.
  • Gory Discretion Shot: Father Time is killed in More of the Same but it cuts away before the scythe goes into his brain.
  • The Grim Reaper: He apparently sticks close by the local senior citizens, just in case.
  • Gratuitous Japanese: One of the twin destroyers left to the Titans only speaks Japanese. Which, upon being released, greets them with "Toire wa doko desu ka" ("Where is the toilet?")
  • Gratuitous Spanish: While practicing ways to ask Starfire out on a date, Robin pulls his cape around himself and says "Hola, Starfirè".
  • Gross-Up Close-Up:
    • Of Robin's twitching pectorals in "Dog Hand".
    • And Starfire's parasite in the eponymous episode.
    • And Robin's muscular left leg in... well, "The Left Leg".
  • Groupie Brigade: Robin gets pursued by a group of fangirls when he gets trapped outside while naked in "Laundry Day".
  • The Guards Must Be Crazy: In "La Larva de Amor", Silkie fools two guards by carrying a bust of their boss on his back.
  • Guilt by Association: In "Hey You, Don't Forget Me in Your Memory", the Titans all get detention and eventual expulsion because of something Robin did, which didn't involve them at all.
  • Halloween Episode: "Halloween", "Scary Figure Dance", "Halloween vs. Christmas", and of course, "Costume Contest".
  • Hand-or-Object Underwear: In "Laundry Day", Starfire, Robin, and Beast Boy are conveniently holding Silkie, a clipboard, and a bowl of popcorn respectively when Raven snatches their clothes.
  • Hand Wave: In "Salty Codgers" when Old Cyborg somehow has grandchildren:
    Old Starfire: Where did the grandbabies come from?
    Raven: Nobody knows. (low Scare Chord)
  • Happy Birthday to You!: In "BBBirthday", Robin makes it a priority that the birthday song can never be sung because they can't afford the rights to sing it. The episode was created and aired 2 weeks before it was legally ruled in the public domain. In "BBSFBDAY!", they sing the birthday song 3 times in a row.
  • Hartman Hips: Check out Raven in "Legs"!
  • Hearing Voices: Happens to Robin in "The Date", complete with lampshading how crazy it is. The voice goes out with Starfire in the end.
    • He seems to think his staff has a voice too. The creepy whispering as he "listens" to it shows this is more than just anthropomorphization.
  • Heartbreak and Ice Cream: Robin turns to several tubs of ice cream after his staff is broken.
  • Heel–Face Door-Slam: In "Caged Tiger", Dr. Light almost turns good after a day out with Raven and Starfire while the other Titans are trapped in an elevator, but moments before he can affirm it, they finally arrive and beat him to a pulp.
  • Height Insult: Robin is sometimes teased for his supposedly short stature (despite the fact that he's the third-tallest member of the group), especially in Season 2. In "Cool School", for example, Rose calls Robin short and the impact of her words literally injures him, so much that he falls over.
  • Heterosexual Life-Partners: Beast Boy and Cyborg, of course.
  • Heroic Comedic Sociopath: In "Breakfast Cheese", the Titans begin using an absurd degree of force, including beating the H.I.V.E. into unconsciousness for loitering.
  • Hoist by His Own Petard: In "Dog Hand", Robin, Beast Boy and Cyborg use the gifts Trigon gave them to beat him. Likewise Raven uses her newfound power that was recently taught to her by him to send him back to his dimension. The only exception is Starfire who, with the power to speak (and act) like an Earth teen, simply stands by and texts on her smartphone.
  • Holiday Episode: There's a Daylight Savings episode where the Titans rescue the skipped-over hour from a farmer, as well as a few Thanksgiving episodes.
  • Hotter and Sexier: The episode "Legs".
  • How Did That Get in There?: When Cyborg's body is being washed and he's reduced to a head with wires, he looks through his closet for an alternate body. When he comes across a rather feminine one, he sheepishly asks how it got in there.
  • Human Resources: Mother Mae Eye makes pie out of people in "Pie Bros".
  • Humongous Mecha:
    • "Burger vs. Burrito" has Cyborg use a giant burger-bot to combat Beast Boy's burrito kaiju.
    • In "The Left Leg", Cyborg builds a giant robot that requires the Titans' to pilot each limb. They later fight Gizmo and army of giant robots.
  • Hurricane of Puns: "Hose Water" has many egg puns, done by Robin, Raven, and at the very end, the pick-up stork.
  • Hypocrite:
    • The Titans were this to Cyborg when he wanted to keep the Pain Bot, who was created by Brother Blood. Raven is the biggest one because her little buddy is a demon.
    • It's unsure if it was intentional to piss off people who actually know about how Beast Boy is a vegetarian or if the animators legitimately did not see this error, but "Staring at the Future" has Beast Boy eating a pepperoni pizza with Cyborg.
    • Beast Boy, a vegan, eating pepperoni. Let that sink in.
      • Then in a later episode when Pain Bot cuts slices of pepperoni on BB's pizza slice, he says he doesn't want it because he was a vegetarian.
    • In "The Return of Slade", Raven yells at Beast Boy and Cyborg for still liking clowns because clowns are for kids. Cyborg and Beast Boy point out to Raven that she is a fan of the children's show Pretty Pretty Pegasus, to which Raven replies is "different".
  • Hypocritical Humor:
    • Robin claims that magic shouldn't be abused for petty reasons. This is after it's revealed that Raven uses it to duplicate toothpaste and just before she agrees to duplicate a slice of pizza.
    • Subtly in "Gorilla":
      Cyborg: If you wanna be an Alpha again, you are gonna have to do whatever I tell you!
    • Starfire at the start of "Crazy Desire Island", where Cyborg, Beast Boy and Raven were talking to their inanimate sports equipment with faces on them.
      Starfire: Friends, the skull of the pirate volleyball player with the face on it has the concerns for your sanity.
  • Hypothetical Fight Debate: When Beast Boy is grilling Cyborg's magic double, he asks who would in a fight: a ninja or a merman. The answer: Neither. Being natural allies, they would team up to defeat the evil kung fu bird people.
  • Idiosyncratic Episode Naming: Many of the episodes tend to be named after a word or phrase said at one point or another.
  • Idiot Ball:
    • Passed around the team like a hot potato from episode to episode.
    • In "Robin Backwards" despite repeatedly explaining to Beast Boy how Bizarro-Speak works, once Robin becomes leader of the Bizarro Titans he forgets to talk to them in Bizarro-Speak, so they interpret his compliments as insults.
  • Ignorant About Fire:
    • In "The Best Robin", the team (minus Robin) are incredibly lazy and can't bother themselves to reach for the remote. Cyborg attempts to change the channel by extending his hand, but just ends up smashing it. Then it catches fire. They can't be bothered to put it out, and when one of them suggests calling the fire department, they decided not to because the phone is out of reach.
    • In "Serious Business", Robin puts a timer on the Titans' bathroom usage, and when it hits zero for the first time, the room is set ablaze. The other Titans try to extinguish it, but Cyborg just runs back and forth screaming.
  • I'm a Humanitarian:
    • Cyborg and Beast Boy will eat any kind of pie. Any kind. Even pies obviously made from Starfire, Robin, and Raven, who were taken away by Mother Mae Eye earlier in the scene. Immediately subverted in that the pies just ended up being made from their clothes and hair.
    • Raven isn't allowed to play dodgeball any more because, the last time she was allowed to play, she flipped out and ate the opposing team after being tagged in the head with a ball.
  • Impossible Hourglass Figure: Sonia, Silkie's human girlfriend from "La Larva Amor".
  • Impossible Pickle Jar:
    • Beast Boy has been shown struggling to open pickle jars on a few occasions. The most prominent one being "No Power", where after being prohibited from using his powers (such as turning into a gorilla for added strength), he is unable to get the jar open no matter what. He ends up resorting to licking the unopened jar. Later on he's shown using a cat as a jar opener where he does succeed.
    • Cyborg is specifically told by Robin that he's not allowed to join on anymore missions until he can prove that he can open a pickle jar without the aid of "The Night Begins to Shine" to give him strength.
  • Improbable Weapon User: One episode had Robin challenge the rest of the team not to use their powers, even when going up against villains. They adapted by using various random objects as makeshift weapons, including a mailbox, a tree branch, a walker, and an angry stray cat.
  • In Memoriam: Invoked and Played for Laughs in "The Academy", when the award show gives a montage to Cartoon Network/DC Comics superhero cartoons that were canceled.
    Green Lantern (2012-2013)
    Krypto the Superdog (2005-2006)
    Batman: The Brave and the Bold (2008-2011)
    Teen Titans (2003-2006)
    Cyborg: You will be missed.
  • I Need to Go Iron My Dog: In "Parasite", to get out of eating Starfire's Foreign Queasine, Cyborg makes up the excuse that he has to visit his cousin... at the movies. Beast Boy gives the same excuse.
  • Insufferable Genius: In "Knowledge", Raven uses dark magic to cure Starfire of her ignorance of Earth culture, only for it to go too far and turn her into this.
  • Interactive Narrator: In "Classic Titans", the Titans become aware of the Narrator after Control Freak turns the world into a limited animation low budget 60's cartoon parody of Super Friends. The Narrator becomes quite lemony in defending his importance to the show, and brings up a good point that the viewers would've never known that they arrived at the villain's lair with how nondescript the setting is due to the low budget animation.
  • Interspecies Romance: Between a human woman and Silkie the genetically mutated larva in "La Larva de Amor".
  • Interrupted by the End: After the events of "Nostalgia Is Not A Substitute For An Actual Story", Robin begins to discuss the flaws he found with the Titans' adventure in the 80s. Cut to credits.
  • Irony: In "Money Grandma", George Washington, a.k.a. "The Guy Who Fought the British Monarchy", is brought to the present by Raven. His entrance is accompanied by "My Country 'Tis of Thee", which has the same melody as the British national anthem, "God Save the Queen", a song entirely based around how great the British monarchy is.
  • It's Been Done:
    • At the beginning of "Pyramid Scheme", Beast Boy is nervous because he needs to get Cyborg a birthday present and he doesn't have any money (which happened in "Pie Bros"). Raven states that she's pretty sure he's done this already.
    • When the Titans turn evil in "Snuggle Time", Robin renames them the Legion of Doom. When told there already is a Legion of Doom, Robin responds that, as a villain, he doesn't have to care and can have any name he wants.
    • Starfire explains that the events of "Employee of the Month Redux" were oddly familiar - which makes sense, considering the episode of Teen Titans that the episode is a remake of.
  • Jaw Drop: This is Beast Boy's reaction to Raven's sexy dancing in "Legs". Robin closes it for him then gives him a comforting pat on the head.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold:
    • All of the Titans. Despite their differences, they are good friends to one another, but sometimes they're outright jerks.
    • Santa Clause. On multiple occasions, Santa has tried to take over the holiday calendar and turn every holiday into Christmas. He's quite set on making it happen, but the Titans show him his wrong-doings and the true meaning of Christmas (getting presents,) and he often has a change of heart.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Jerk: In "TTG v. PPG", the crossover with The Powerpuff Girls (2016), the Titans spend most of the episode acting very condescending towards the Powerpuff Girls and eventually compliment the girls for stopping Mojo Jojo... only to take it back and continue insulting the girls when they inform the Titans that they couldn't have done it without their help.
  • "Jeopardy!" Thinking Music: This plays when Beast Boy walks onto the roof, only to see Terra having tied up the other Titans and hung them from a crane. As Beast Boy contemplates the scene before him, he concludes that Terra was going to leave without telling him.
  • Jive Turkey:
    • Trigon grants Starfire the "power" to talk like human teenagers in "Dog Hand".
    • If "Terra-ized" is any indication, Star kept some of the street lingo skills.
    Raven: There's something I don't like about her."
    Cyborg: I think I know what you don't like.
    Starfire: That she's all up in your man's grill, and you're all, 'Uh-uh, Boo Bear's mine!'"
  • Joker Jury: Oddly enough, averted and ignored when BRAIN and Brother Blood put the Titans on trial in "A Farce". Instead of the expected "jury" of supervillains and a kangaroo court, they actually go out of their way to honor judicial procedure and find a jury of normal citizens.
  • Kavorka Man:
    • Beast Boy. Raven points it out to make him this way when he was going out with Terra who was really using him to hack into the Titans' computer to destroy them. He is a slob, lazy, a Jerkass, and weird-looking, but as revealed in "Terra-ized", it turns out that Raven is attracted to him.
    • Raven was even about to marry Beast Boy at one point, until they found out that Cyborg's computer had a glitch.
    • Purple Raven was all over him, until she left to start a kissing booth.
      Raven: What's an attractive and [sniffs her] decent smelling girl doing with Beast Boy?
  • Kill 'Em All: Many episodes end with all of the titans dead, all Played for Laughs. A notable instance, and the first instance, is at the end of "Ghost Boy".
    Cyborg: So... what now?
  • Kill Sat: In "Hey Pizza!", Cyborg and Beast Boy use one to blow up a pizza parlor in an attempt to make the pizza delivery guy late.
  • Kilroy Was Here: Used by Robin in the episode "Sidekick" where he graffitis the words "The Joker was here" on the side of the ruined Batmobile to blame him for the damages.
  • Kissing Discretion Shot: One of the straightest examples ever in the ending of "Mouth Hole": episode ends, cut to credits/commercial/what have you, just before Robin's and Starfire's lips make contact.
  • Knuckle Tattoos: In "Birds", the mutant mockingbirds collectively show the words "You're dead meat Robin" on their hands (with the last two letters being on the same finger).
  • Lactating Male: In "Justice League's Next Top Talent Idol Star", when Beast Boy turns into a cow for the talent contest, he is able to squirt milk out of his udder.
  • Lantern Jaw of Justice: Parodied in "Let's Get Serious". As part of an attempt to be more like real heroes, the team spontaneously changes appearance to have these. This includes Starfire, Raven, and Silkie.
  • Large and in Charge: A literal example happens in "Smile Bones" when the Titans are arguing about who should be leader based on the size of their stomachs.
  • Large Ham:
    • Cyborg and Raven's father, Trigon, definitely.
    • Robin and Beast Boy on their crazy days.
  • Laser-Guided Amnesia: In "Baby Hands", Brother Blood uses a device to erase the Titans' memories of ever becoming a team, sans Robin. Robin uses the opportunity to make them more obedient by hyping himself as an awesome hero, but gets caught in his lie and ends up reversing it by showing them his titular baby hands, for which he is constantly mocked.
  • The Last Straw: In "Starliar", Starfire forgets to feed Silkie at the beginning and he spends the next few minutes eating everything in the Tower. At the end, he becomes bloated and once he eats the can of pet food from the beginning, he pukes it all up.
  • Laugh Track: One is added in during Trigon's visit in "Dog Hand", parodying TV sitcoms.
  • Lazily Gender-Flipped Name: The episode "Fired" has Beast Boy trying to reaudition for his old spot on the team by wearing a Paper-Thin Disguise and calling himself "Beast Babe".
  • Leader Forms the Head: Nope. It's Cyborg's robot, so Cyborg gets to be the head, much to Robin's chagrin. He's the left leg instead.
  • Leaning on the Fourth Wall:
    • In "The Mask", Robin tells the Titans that he did share his secret identity once, but with the "original" Teen Titans. Cue the original theme song with a brief "flashback" to the original series. What makes this really break the fourth wall is that the scene contains the exact same Titans; Robin's literally referring to the original show, not the original team.
    • When Bumblebee tries to persuade the Titans into joining the team, Robin asks:
      Robin: What are we? Some long-running TV show that introduces a new character to keep things interesting?
      Starfire: The yes.
  • Lemming Cops: A chain of police cars pursue Robin into a supermarket before piling up in "Driver's Ed".
  • Lighter and Softer: This is a Gag Series adaptation of the previous Teen Titans series.
  • Like Brother and Sister: How Starfire sees Robin.
  • Literal Metaphor:
    • In "Opposites", Cyborg gives Jinx a bear hug. That is, he hugs her after turning his hands into teddy bears.
    • Season 3's "Bottle Episode" is an actual Bottle Episode that takes place in a bottle.
  • Literal-Minded: Weaponized in "Knowledge": to defeat Starfire's brain, the Titans take her figures of speech literally so that the shock from their ignorance leaves her weakened long enough for them to land a blow against her.
  • Literal Split Personality: Happens to Raven in "Colors of Raven". Happens to them all (and Silkie) in "Some of Their Parts".
  • Look Behind You: In "Girl's Night Out", Jinx manages to clear out the entire carnival by shouting that there are free kittens in the parking lot.
  • Lost Food Grievance: Robin goes ballistic after he thinks someone has stolen his sandwich in "Sandwich Thief".
  • Lost My Appetite: Raven says this after Beast Boy sticks his finger into her pie.note 
  • Love Makes You Crazy: Robin, regarding Starfire. At least, if the voice in his head is to be trusted.
  • Love Makes You Dumb: Beast Boy is so stricken by Terra that she can just bluntly ask him to sabotage the Tower and he'll gladly do so. In fact, she never even leads him on; when they first meet, she blatantly asks Beast Boy to give her all the Titans' secrets. Only Raven remains suspicious of Terra.
  • MacGuffin: "The Art of Ninjitsu" has the team searching after a macguffin. The team asks Robin what the macguffin is, and he never gives any clear answer other than it fuels his desires to find it. The macguffin is a sandwich.
  • Made of Explodium:
    • In "The Return of Slade", when Robin throw Slade's mask on the ground in his touchdown dance it explodes Master Shake-style.
    • In "How Bout Some Effort", in the Land of Last Minute Gifts, Cyborg attempts to retrieve the one safe box of chocolates among thousands that are explosive.
  • Made from Real Girl Scouts: Referenced in "Business Ethics Wink Wink", where Starfire thinks Ranger Cookies (a Bland-Name Product version of Girl Scout Cookies) are made from real rangers and implores the other Titans not to eat them before they correct her.
  • Madness Makeover: After Blackfire has betrayed her one too many times in "Mr. Butt", Star flips out, shaves most of her hair, and bulks up considerably.
  • Magic from Technology: Cyborg, while wearing Raven's cloak and acting like her as a result, does this, pretending to cast a spell before firing his Arm Cannon.
  • Married in the Future: In "Staring at the Future," Robin (now Nightwing) and Batgirl are this.
  • Meat-O-Vision: When Starfire gets distracted from feeding Silkie, he wanders around the Tower looking for things to eat. He sees the plushies on Starfire's bed as meat.
  • Me's a Crowd: Cyborg and Beast Boy have found and used a one of Raven's spells to clone themselves. Needless to say the clones go out of control.
  • Meta Fiction:
    • "The Self-Indulgent 200th Episode Spectacular" focuses on the Teen Titans realizing that they're cartoon characters, and trying to convince show producers Aaron Horvath and Michael Jelenic to write a 200th episode. The titans themselves try to create the 200th episode involving the show creators creating a 200th episode. The entire episode ultimately focuses around working on new episodes.
    • "A Little Help Please" sees the Titans fully aware of the stress being applied to the animators who create the show, and how they create a Very Aggressive Schedule. Everything they do to remedy the situation only makes it worse. By the end of the episode, they learn that they can help alleviate the animators by dealing with problems off screen, and thus the Very Aggressive Schedule was defeated without the animators having to show it.
  • Morality Dial: Cyborg's dog hand in the titular episode has various mood settings.
  • Minor Injury Overreaction:
    • Starfire classes her Close-Call Haircut in "Legendary Sandwich" as a greater personal injury than Cyborg losing a hand. However, Cyborg does state that he's just gonna build another one.
    • Part of the Training Montage in "Kicking a Ball and Pretending to be Hurt" includes flopping, where Raven and Beast Boy writhe in feigned pain at Robin's slightest touch.
  • Mirror Routine: When Beast Boy meets his magical double, they both test each other by shapeshifting into the same animal.
  • Misplaced Retribution: In "BBRAE" Beast Boy steals a live bear cub to give to Raven. When its mother appears, she attacks Robin, Cyborg and Starfire instead of Beast Boy.
  • Mood Whiplash:
    • "Super Robin" becomes very dark and somber halfway through. The Titans disband, Robin lives a boring normal life, and fast forwards to him on his deathbed longing for his glory days. The episode cuts to black as we hear him flatlining.
    • "The Real Orangins!" is a surprisingly serious episode with only a few jokes at the start, where we learn the true story of how the Teen Titans formed in various different art styles. Lampshaded at the start of the episode where after the Titans complain about having to hear about their origin stories once again, Robin states that this time it'll be serious.
  • Mundane Ghost Story: Most of the Titans' stories in "Campfire Stories", particularly Cyborg's (which doesn't lead anywhere scary because he's too practical) and Robin's (which is just about a bad date he had). Only Raven's is scary. She only told it so they could all go back home.
  • Mundane Made Awesome:
    • In "Girl's Night Out", Robin, Cyborg, and Beast Boy manage to make wearing hats and eating french fries exciting.
    • The legendary sandwich is just a BLT. With fancy bread maybe, but really. That's all.
    • "Books" does this with reading.
    • "The Fight": INTEREST RATES ARE AT AN ALL TIME LOW!!! Now's the best time to acquire equity! (air horn 10x)
  • Mundane Utility: Raven is the biggest offender, using her powers for nearly anything that she could just as easily use her hands for. Carrying objects in particular. Nearly the entire cast does this in their own way sooner or later.
  • The Multiverse: Several examples help show this:
    • The show has crossed over with other shows before but a notable example that actually confirmed they took place in seperate universes is when the Titans met the Powerpuff Girls.
    • These versions are featured in LEGO Dimensions and there was even a special episode that tied into the game. Both the episode and the game make Teen Titans Go! part of a vast multiverse which includes many different pieces of media from The LEGO Bat Man Movie to Beetlejuice.
    • Teen Titans Go! Vs Teen Titans has this incarnation of the Titans meet their counterparts from the 2003 show Teen Titans, which exists in a separate universe, and has them encounter other versions of the Teen Titans such as their counterparts from the Tiny Titans comics, The New Teen Titans comics which the 2003 show was based on and the DC Animated Movie Universe.
  • Mushroom Samba: Robin goes through one after being bitten by a black widow in "Breakfast Cheese".
  • My Brain Is Big: In "Knowledge", Starfire's brain grows as Raven's dark magic amulet increases her intelligence.
  • My Eyes Are Up Here: Inverted in "Legs", Robin tries to avoid staring at the rest of cloakless Raven. However, it's not out of perversion, but he is used to only seeing her eyes and face.
  • My God, What Have I Done?: Cyborg and Beast Boy when they come to their senses after blasting a pizza parlor with a laser satellite in "Hey Pizza!".
  • My Instincts Are Showing: In "You're Fired", at first Vixen wows everyone except Cyborg with her power to copy the traits of animals, but she blows it when the eagle in her makes her eat a worm.
  • My Little Phony:
    • Raven and Robin have been shown to enjoy Pretty Pretty Pegasus - especially the former, who could otherwise care less about childish things.
    • Control Freak shares the same interest later.
  • My Skull Runneth Over: In "Knowledge", Starfire's dark magic-powered intellect causes her brain to grow in size, and it will eventually explode if the Titans don't fix it.
  • Mythology Gag: Honestly, we could have a whole separate page for the DC Comics references found in this show. If you were paying any attention to any of the previous tropes, you know we do.
    • In "Tower Power", Robin and Cyborg sing the theme song from the original Teen Titans series while in the shower.
    • At the end of "Parasite", Parry changes from a lump of flesh into the Cironielian Chrysalis Eater from the original series' "Transformation".
      • Robin also asserts that if the parasite keeps growing, it'll turn into a giant spider they'll have to fight on the other side of the galaxy. His imagine spot shows the monster they ended up fighting when a lump ended up on Starfire's forehead in the original Teen Titans series.
    • In "Super Robin", Robin has superpowers, which also happened in Batman issue 150 "Robin, the Super Boy Wonder".
    • Beast Boy's hair is closer to his current comic book hairstyle and Raven's is a mix between her original hairstyle and the cartoon version.
    • "Terra-ized" is basically the Go! version of the "Judas Contract" arc. Terra's personality is truer to the comics than she was in the Teen Titans cartoon.
      • Terra has an '80s cellphone. Her original arc was made in The '80s.
    • In "Artful Dodgers", their team name is Team Titans, a name they briefly used in the comics.
    • In "Books", four out of the five Titans shift into their comic book appearances when they find a comic book. Starfire even dons her Stripperific outfit she wore in the comics.
    • Raven is still the only one who can easily defeat Dr. Light.
    • In "Staring at the Future," Beast Boy and Cyborg go to the future and meet Robin - who isn't just Nightwing but married to Batgirl instead of Starfire. In the comics, Starfire and Dick Grayson eventually break up. Afterwards, Barbara Gordon (the Batgirl who appears in the show) has been his primary love interest before and ever since.
    • At the end of "You're Fired", Jayna and Zan turn into an octopus and an ice unicycle. This is something they really did in an episode of Superfriends.
    • In "Baby Hands", Robin recalls the moment when the Titans formed. All of them are in their original outfits from the comics.
    • "Two Parter" ends with a scene set 20 years in the future, where the now-adult Titans prank Cyborg, who has since left the team to join the Justice League. This is a nod to Cyborg becoming a major member of the Justice League during the New 52 reboot, and Cyborg is even shown sporting his New 52 redesign during the segment.
    • When being convinced to eat vegetables in "Vegetables", Raven responds that she is not a rabbit. One of the original show's episodes was titled "Bunny Raven", in which Raven was indeed a rabbit.
    • "The Best Robin" has Robin join forces with several other iterations of Robin, lampshading that Batman tends to go through a lot of them. The other members of "Team Robin" are Tim Drake, Carrie Kelley, and Golden/Silver Age Dick.
    • In a rather meta example, "BBBirthday," the episode about Beast Boy's Birthday, released in November 2015 - the month, if not the exact day (as comics release monthly), of Beast Boy's out of universe 50th birthday (Nov, 1965). Catching on to this, Cartoon Network ran special advertisements for the event.
    • The reporter Raven mugs and impersonates in "Slapping Butts and Celebrating For No Reason" is longtime Batman love interest Vicki Vale.
    • One episode revolves around Beast Boy giving a blood transfusion to the other Titans to save their lives, which ends up giving them his powers. In the Western Animation/You gJustice cartoon, Beast Boy got his powers when he was given a life-saving blood transfusion from the shapeshifting Miss Martian.
  • Naked People Are Funny: In "Laundry Day", Raven snatches the Titans' clothes to clean them, leaving them in the nude.
  • Naked People Trapped Outside: In "Laundry Day", Robin gets locked out of the Tower naked and is swarmed by bees and fangirls with cameras.
  • Name One: In "Matched", Beast Boy tells Raven to give him one reason they wouldn't work together as a couple. She gives him 19.
  • Narrative Shapeshifting: Robin mimics other characters when he does impressions of them. He had a conversation with himself while impersonating Batman, and in "Uncle Jokes", he mimics the other Titans.
  • Negative Continuity: Several episodes end in ways that would be difficult to get out of, if not impossible.
    • In "Ghost Boy", all the Titans die and are now ghosts at the end.
    • In "Super Robin", all the world's problems are solved, the Titans disband, and the episode ends with them in their old age and Robin dying of a heart attack.
      • The genetically-altered "Super Robin" makes occasional appearances after this episode, even becoming part of the Teen Titans family along with Boombox, Birdarang, and Dave, even though the events of the episode could not have possibly happened.
    • "Starfire the Terrible". The Moon explodes. It's back in future episodes.
    • In "Tower Power", Cyborg gets uploaded into the Tower mainframe and turns the rest of the Titans into appliances.
    • In "Legs", the other Titans act like they've never seen Raven without her cloak before. She's been cloakless in "Laundry Day" and "Meatball Party", though the former has her in Robin's outfit as opposed to just being absent the cloak.
    • In "Brain Food", Beast Boy makes the other Titans dumber than him with a spell. Instead of reversing this at the end, he merely makes himself even dumber than he's made them.
    • In "Nature", Robin eats Beast Boy in butterfly form as part of a Running Gag involving butterflies being protein.
    • Lampshaded in "Let's Get Serious". When the Titans get overly serious and their conflicts cause the team to split, Robin wonders if they'll ever recover. Cut to a "Next Week" title card and a clip from earlier in the episode of the Titans acting like goofballs.
  • Never Say "Die": Weirdly averted when one considers how much the original show followed this (more on the trope page). The Animation Age Ghetto is less of a thing that it was in 2004, leading to restrictions being loosened. Case in point:
    Trigon: (to Raven) I'm so proud. The only thing left to do is kill all your friends.
    Starfire: (cheerfully) Kill us! Kill us! You can, like, totally do it.
    • There are actually a TON of dying/death jokes in this series given the nature of a lot of the humor in this show. There's an episode that ends with all of the Titans dead...and one where most of them get turned into old people and then die of old age...and the one that skips to the future showing elderly Robin on his deathbed...
  • Never Trust a Title: In "The Return of Slade", Slade does return, but it's relegated to an Offscreen Moment of Awesome within the first minute and the rest of the episode is about the victory party.
    • "Batman vs. Teen Titans: Dark Injustice" is an April Fools' Day episode and the title is itself an April Fools joke. Batman is in no way involved in the plot and there is no dark injustice.
  • Nightmare Face: Ghost!Teen Titans while scaring the HIVE for blowing up a candy factory. And also, Ghost!Robin's bulging eyes to Jinx while at an elevator to haunt her.
  • No-Holds-Barred Beatdown: Whenever the H.I.V.E. Five are onscreen without being a central part of the story, they're usually on the receiving end of one of these.
  • No Ontological Inertia: Pink Raven's reality warping is reversed when she's sealed.
  • No OSHA Compliance: "The Self-Indulgent 200th Episode Spectacular Part 1" shows that the animators who actually make the Teen Titans Go cartoon all work in a smelly, dilapidated warehouse, and have been working non-stop without any breaks at all for the entire first 199 episodes. The animators are shackled to their desks and find what little entertainment they can with racoon fights.
  • Non Sequitur Causality: Apparently, the future caused by Cyborg and Beast Boy sharing their last slice of pizza is much worse than had Cyborg eaten it himself.
  • Not Distracted by the Sexy: In "Legs", when Robin steals Raven's cloak while she's in the shower. He doesn't even notice Raven nude in the shower. He's more perplexed by the upbeat song she was singing instead.
  • No Ending:
    • The ending of "Ghost Boy".
    • At the end of "Nature", when Beast Boy reconnects with nature he turns into a butterfly. The episode abruptly ends when Robin eats him, believing that he died fighting a deer and that butterflies are a source of "protein".
    • "Sandwich Thief": Robin's conspiracy theory about his sandwich gaining sentience and becoming an all-powerful being turns out to be true. The episode ends shortly after he eats it in one bite.
    • The episode "Mouth Hole" ended with Robin and Starfire about to kiss, the others watching them in excitement. Just as their lips are about to touch, the episode ends.
  • No Endor Holocaust: When Starfire the Terrible blows up the moon, Cyborg actually mentions the loss of tidal forces, though the episode ends before we get to see any real damage.
  • Non-Indicative Name: "Batman vs. Teen Titans: Dark Injustice" is this since it's not even a parody of Batman v. Superman, but an April Fool's episode.
  • No Time to Explain: Used by Robin to trick the others into giving him rides at the start of "Driver's Ed".
  • Obstructive Bureaucrat: The city inspector — who's superpower is red tape.
    City Inspector: Beware the power of beaurocracy!
    Titans: (Gasp!) RED TAPE!
  • Ode to Food: In "Burger vs. Burrito", Beast Boy and Cyborg argue about which of the two eponymous foods is superior. To settle it, they enlist the other Titans to be judges and one of their attempts is singing about the foods.
  • Of Corpse He's Alive: In "La Larva de Amor", Beast Boy tries this on Starfire with Silkie's moulted shell. It fails because he forgot Silkie can't talk.
  • Only Sane Woman: Raven, considering that the other Titans either Took a Level in Dumbass, Took a Level in Jerkass or both. Not that she hasn't, it's just not as overt.
  • "Open!" Says Me: Subverted in "Double Trouble": Robin tries to break down a door by ramming it and fails completely. Raven then just opens it with her magic, and also carries Robin into the room the same way.
  • Opinion Flip-Flop: In "Hey Pizza!" Robin immediately changes his mind about not building a pool when Starfire mentions she just bought a bikini and is looking for a place to use it.
  • Origin Story: Parodied in "Orangins", where the Titans decide to just make up origin stories instead of actually telling the truth.
    • Raven gained her powers after being bitten by a radioactive raven. Cyborg lampshades how classic it is to be bitten by a radioactive creature.
    • Cyborg's story was literally Super Man's down to the last detail.
    • Starfire takes on Batman, after some of her kitten friends were harmed in an ally by a stray dog. Robin calls her on this.
    • Beast Boy takes over Hal Jordan's origin story. Robin calls him out on this as well. The episode ends by revealing that BB was actually a green construct from John Stewart's ring the whole time.
  • Organ Autonomy:
    • Parry, Starfire's parasite in "Parasite", has a mind of his own and communicates via telepathy.
    • In "Man Person", Beast Boy's powers allow his severed limbs to survive independent of him.
    • The climax of "Smile Bones" sees Cyborg and Beast Boy's gluttony causing their bellies to not only gain minds of their own, but limbs and faces. They escape into Jump City, their former masters still attached, and start devouring everything in sight. By the time the other Titans are able to intervene, their teammates' bellies have become kaiju-sized blobs sucking up multistory buildings whole.
  • Our Presidents Are Different: In "Money Grandma", the Titans use a time machine to summon George Washington to teach Robin a lesson about leadership. Washington is a President Action who fights with an axe, can fly thanks to a bald eagle on his back, and call forth the Statue of Liberty as a Humongous Mecha.
  • Out-of-Genre Experience: Generally, the series can be considered a Black Comedy cartoon but one that still solidly appeals to young children. However, whenever "The Night Begins To Shine" story arcs kick in, the show shifts to a more serious, Darker and Edgier action-adventure series.
  • Overly Long Gag:
    • In "Meatball Party," the horrible demonic tentacles living in Raven's cracked tooth begins Metronomic Man Mashing Beast Boy over and over and over and over again. Meanwhile, the rest of the Titans watch.
    • Starfire sending Blackfire through several buildings in "Mr. Butt".
    • Beast Boy and Cyborg constantly saying "waffles" in "Waffles" for the entire episode until the end. Not even torturing them extensively and gruesomely will get them to stop.
    • "Kicking a Ball and Pretending to Be Hurt": One word... GOOOOOAAAAAAAAAAAALLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL.
  • Overly Narrow Superlative: Starfire calls herself Raven's "best female friend within the Teen Titans", even though she's the only other female in the group.
  • Ow, My Body Part!: During a session of jumping jacks, Cyborg starts complaining that his gluteus maximus is hurting. Robin points out that he doesn't have glute.
  • Panty shot: In Butt Atoms Starfire is shown to wear pink unlike in the original show. However that isn't the worst part of the episode. Not sure how that shot or the whole episode got past censors.
  • Paper-Thin Disguise:
    • Robin and Cyborg already have well-thought out villain personas, Red X and Stone, respectively, as seen in the original Teen Titans show. The rest of the Titans on the other hand, are barely a step above Palette Swap in terms of how obvious it was.
    • Inverted with Gizmo's robotic disguise in "The Hive Five". It's perfect, but Robin is somehow able to see through it anyway.
  • Pardon My Klingon: Starfire belts out a Tamaranian expletive in frustration after getting zapped by a random space laser, of which she warned Raven about in the first place in "Ghost Boy".
  • Parental Bonus: There are more references to media and other things that would fly right over the target audience's head than one could shake a stick at. This show also loves to use 80's references in particular, with some so old that they could've counted as this trope in the 2003 cartoon (much less this show), from loving homages to The A-Team and especially The Golden Girls to Whole Plot References of The Goonies and The Breakfast Club, among others.
  • Pie Fool: In "Pie Bros", Beast Boy has to wear a ridiculous uniform while working at Mother Mae Eye's restaurant. When Cyborg sees him, he can't stop laughing.
  • Pie in the Face: "Pie Bros" has most of the story take place in a pie shop; naturally, a Food Fight breaks out.
  • Pinky Swear: Starfire refers to it as "The swear of my pinky."
  • Pit Girls: Starfire performs this role in "Little Buddies"; holding up the round cards during the fight between Pain Bot and the other Titan companions.
  • The Pirates Who Don't Do Anything: A few episodes lampshade the fact that although they're supposed to be superheroes, the Titans rarely do any superheroing. The plot of "Shrimps and Prime Rib" is built on the fact that they've gone so long doing anything else that they've completely forgotten that they're superheroes.
  • Planar Shockwave:
    • One appears in "Starfire the Terrible" when Starfire blows up the moon.
    • One appears in an earlier episode when an attempt to stop Plasmus from blowing up a small planet goes awry.
  • Please Put Some Clothes On:
    • Gizmo was going to attack the Tower in "Laundry Day", but upon seeing naked Robin, he decides to come back later.
    • In the season 3 episode "Pure Protein", Cyborg tells Robin to put some clothes on before making his [Cyborg's] confession.
      Cyborg: I am not doing this confession thing until you put some clothes on.
      (Robin is shown sitting on the rock fully naked)
      Robin: Ah, just go ahead. It's fine.
      (Cyborg looks at Robin's shame and then hides his head inside his body)
      Cyborg: No! It's not fine! It's not fine at all!
  • Plot-Relevant Age-Up: The plot of "Salty Codgers" is Mad Mod turning all of the Titans except for Raven old.
  • Pointy-Haired Boss: Robin, and not just because he has pointy hair!
  • Poke the Poodle: Starfire tries to prove her evilness in "Starfire the Terrible" by drinking milk from the carton—but can't go through with it.
  • Poor Communication Kills: Starfire thinks there's a second Christmas when she overhears it from Beast Boy, but he was actually saying he's jealous that she gets to celebrate a "second Christmas" on Tamaran.
  • Poorly Disguised Pilot: The "Beast Boy's That's What's Up" event, which had Beast Boy visit the Doom Patrol for four episodes.
  • Potty Emergency:
    • "Caged Tiger" has Beast Boy suffer from one of these after his intended trip to the bathroom with Cyborg and Robin gets interrupted by the Crime Alert signal.
    • This is the catalyst for the events of "Serious Business". Robin gets fed up with the other Titans hogging up the bathroom when he needs it the most that he establishes a 5-minute rule.
    • Bumblebee has one after a battle in "The Great Disaster".
    • This happens to Starfire at the end of "Collect Them All".
    • "BBRBDAY!" has Raven needing to go during Bob Uecker and Beast Boy's party, but the latter doesn't allow her to. She decides to join the party to solve the problem.
    • One segment of "Beast Boy: That's What's Up", "Crab Shennanigans", involves Negative Girl trying to get back into her body before a Potty Failure occurs.
  • Potty Failure:
    • This tends to happen to Beast Boy quite a bit:
      • A de-aged Beast Boy does this in "Halloween" after being taught about the holiday.
      • In "Caged Tiger", Beast Boy does this after failing to hold it in despite his best efforts. He then says he will do it again after Cyborg and Robin get mad at him for doing it.
      • Beast Boy wets himself on the floor at the beginning of the first part of "Operation Dude Rescue", much to the shock of the other Titans.
    • The song "The Pee-Pee Dance" contains the line "Let me in before I pop/Too late, gotta grab the mop", meaning that this was the outcome of Robin's potty emergency that set off the episode's events
    • This is what happens to Negative Girl if she is outside of her body for too long.
  • The Power of Friendship: Control Freak sends the Titans into the newest episode of Pretty Pretty Pegasus, hoping that they'll learn a lesson about friendship and non-violent solutions. Sure enough, they solve the problem with friendship and non-violent methods, and Control Freak releases them out of the TV. They, sans Raven, then beat the crap out of him without giving it a second thought.
  • The Power of Rock: "The Night Begins To Shine" four part special focuses on the titular song, focusing on how it actually is a magic song capable of creating worlds. With help of Cee Lo Green, Fallout Boy, and the Titans themselves, B.E.R. is able to fulfill the prophecy depicted in the radical artwork and destroy a dragon who wants to claim the song and the world for himself.
  • Predator Pastiche: One episode has the Alien Skull Hunter, who initially hunts down the Titans with the intent of collecting their skulls as a reward of the hunt, but he turns out to be a pretty nice guy who gets along with the Titans once they offer him some coconut curry. By the time he has to leave, he's built a strong bond of friendship with Starfire, Raven, Cyborg, and Beastboy. He still added Robin's skull to his collection though.
  • Preemptive "Shut Up": In "La Larva de Amor", Sonia gives Silkie one of these even though he can't talk.
  • Previously on…: "Operation: Dude Rescue: Part Two" starts off by making fun of this trope when they show clips from the part one episode that have absolutely nothing to do with the plot at all.
  • Prisons Are Gymnasiums: In "Mr. Butt", when Starfire is arrested she shaves her head and works out until she has massive biceps and abs.
  • Pro Bono Barter: After their attempts to make the Hey Pizza delivery guy late drain their wallets, Beast Boy ends up paying him with a pony ride.
  • Projectile Toast: When Cyborg is uploaded into the Titans Tower computer in "Tower Power", he sends various appliances to attack the other Titans. Starfire is bombarded by a barrage of projectile toast from the toaster.
  • Puff of Logic:
    • In "Dude Relax", Robin puts a "mild" acid in Starfire's mud pack for a pain resistance exercise. She doesn't notice until he tells her.
    • In "Knowledge", when the Titans send a miniature sub inside Starfire's head to return her brain to normal before it explodes, her brain is shown to have developed sentience and grown a body, and it fights back using this; when they fire missiles at her, she points out that 75% of missiles never reach their intended target, which causes the missiles to scatter. When they fire lasers at her, she points out that current-period laser technology isn't advanced enough to be weaponized.
  • Punctuated! For! Emphasis!: Cyborg shouts "THE NIGHT! BEGINS! TO! SHIIIIIIIIINEEEEEEEE!!!!" in "40%, 40%, 20%".
  • Puppy-Dog Eyes:
    • Starfire uses these to get Raven to go along with her plans in "Girl's Night Out".
    • Raven does it to Cyborg in "Meatball Party" when he promises that he'll stop forcing her to do things that he wants to do. It only lasts 5 seconds.
    • In "Matched", this is ultimately how Beast Boy gets Raven to give him a chance after an episode of misguided wooing attempts.
    • Star and a spider do this in the episode "Breakfast Cheese". During this, there is a wall of pug faces in the background. This leads to a bit of creepiness when the spider's background has pug faces on spider bodies.
    • In "Thanksgiving", Raven uses these to temporary stop Trigon from killing Cyborg, after the latter was turned into a turkey.
  • Putting the Pee in Pool: Beast Boy does this at the beginning of "Two Parter".
  • Pyrrhic Victory: In "Them Soviet Boys", Robin prepares for a showdown with his old enemy Katarou, and he makes the other Titans join the fight, even though they have no personal grudge against Katarou. They attempt to become karate masters by using a training montage, which they also use to accomplish other tasks, or so it appears. Robin shows them that the training montage shortcuts only give the illusion of accomplishment, not the actual results. The Titans reluctantly train under Robin over a lengthy period of years with the time dissolve technique in place of the many years of training. By the time they've finished becoming karate masters, the Titans have become seniors. Nevertheless, an elderly Robin and Titans pointlessly kick Katarou's skull, and the others think they've killed him, when Katarou had already died by the time they were finally ready.
  • Rated M for Manly: "Man Person" is all about this. After Cyborg mentions how Beast Boy upped his "man factor" by getting a scar over his eye, they both end up going to extreme lengths to be as manly as possible.
  • Ratings Stunt: "The Return of Slade" where the episode's title implies the appearance of Slade, only for this to be a complete lie and he has nothing but an indirect cameo, and the real plot of the episode being a Take That, Critics!.
  • "Reading Is Cool" Aesop: Parodied in "Books". It turns out reading is fundamental, addictive and dangerous.
  • Real Men Wear Pink:
    • Both Raven and Robin watch Pretty Pretty Pegasus.
    • Trigon wears a pink sweater vest in his domestic form. He's also seen flying a kite with a Pretty Pretty Pegasus design. Explains a lot, really.
  • Real World Episode: The 200th episode features the titans visiting the WB studio and meeting both the shows creators and the actual actors who voice them. They have an existential crisis when they learn they're all cartoons.
  • "The Reason You Suck" Speech:
    • In "Matched", Raven lists of all the reasons she doesn't like Beast Boy. Needless to say, it's a Long List.note 
    Beast Boy: If you can give me one reason we're not meant to be together, I'll walk away right now.
    Raven: Hmm, well, you're rude, you smell, you're annoying, you say "bro" and "dude" too much, I hate the color green, your voice irritates me, tofu makes me sick, you're irresponsible, all you do is play video games, you can't tie a tie, you're messy, you chew with your mouth open, your face gives me the creeps, your jokes are dumb, your pranks are stupid, your dancing embarrasses me, you're lazy, you're dumber than the animals you turn into... your clothes are always covered in pizza stains.
    Beast Boy: (after scraping off a blob of sauce off his chest and eating it) Wow. No one's ever known me like you do.
    • In "Let's Get Serious", Aqualad gives one of these to Robin over how Robin and the other Teen Titan members don't seem to take their crime-fighting and butt-kicking seriously at all.
    Robin: What?
    Aqualad: I did not wish to say anything, but you and your team have brought nothing but shame to all real superheroes! The Teen Titans are a disgrace!
    Robin: Heyheyhey! You are way off base, buddy! There's no difference between our teams! We do things differently, but we're both just trying to take out the bad guys!
    Aqualad: Is that right?
    (They watch as Starfire and Raven release Jinx in order to have another Girl's Night. Robin shrugs nervously)
    Aqualad: Superheroes are supposed to inspire hearts and teach valuable lessons about friendship and life!
    Robin: (hesitantly) We... do... that...
    Aqualad: What? Lessons like "books can be dangerous"? Or "What is better? Burgers or Burritos"? You are a mockery of everything the world holds sacred about heroes!
    Robin: C'mon, what is so bad about being a little silly from time to time?
    Aqualad: I am all for a good laugh, but the Teen Titans cannot be serious for one single moment! Good day!
    Robin: But-
    Aqualad: I SAID GOOD DAY!
  • Redemption Demotion: In an earlier episode, Painbot effortlessly thrashes the Titans in battle. Later, after he switched sides and was attempting to rescue the Titans, his performance against the villains isn't quite so impressive. Also a case of Conservation of Ninjutsu, since the second time he was fighting with teammates.
  • Reed Richards Is Useless: Played with in an episode. Robin gets superpowers from Raven, uses them to fix all the world's problems and as a result… turns the Teen Titans obsolete and out of work.
  • Refugee from TV Land: Raven's evil book in "Books" brings the Titans' imaginations to life, creating Pinocchio, the Invisible Man, Benjamin Franklin (who can fly and shoot lightning), and pelicans.
  • Retraux: The episode "Classic Titans": Control Freak turns the world into a parody of the low-budget 1960s Filmation DC Comics shows (which included a Teen Titans segment) and Super Friends (with character designs resembling that of the scrapped New Teen Titans spinoff HB planned in the 80s), with Limited Animation, an Interactive Narrator, and a Crazy-Prepared version of Robin.
  • The Reveal: Control Freak is the Author Avatar, and he is pissed at how Teen Titans Go! sucks.
  • Revival: A Denser and Wackier comedy pseudo-sequel to the previously cancelled Teen Titans.
  • Rhetorical Question Blunder: After Robin tries grounding Beast Boy:
    Grounded?! What do I look like, five years old? *Robin raises finger* Don't answer that.
  • Right-Hand Cat: Santa Clause has an elf that serves as this in "The Teen Titans Go Easter Holiday Classic".
  • Roaring Rampage of Revenge:
    • Starfire's response to being told there is no Second Santa is to unleash an assault of snow on the other Titans.
    • When Blackfire shows up in "Mr. Butt", Starfire says in no uncertain terms that she will bring ruination to the universe if Blackfire tricks her again. True to form, Blackfire dupes Starfire into being arrested in her place. The Titans help Blackfire have a Heel Realization, but Starfire snaps, bulks up, and beats her sister to a pulp.
  • Robinsonade: The "Island Adventure" event has the team stranded on an island for five days.
  • Roommate Com: When they're not fighting, or making friends with, villains.
  • Rousing Speech:
    • Played for laughs in "Caramel Apples". Robin gives speech after speech, only for Beast Boy and Cyborg to suffer some horrible misfortune immediately after. They eventually shut him up before he can do it again.
    • Robin delivers an epic one entirely in Pig Latin in "Obinray".
    Robin: Iway aymay otnay ebay away igpay. Utbay Iway amway away anmay, andway ymay ownway anguagelay aymay ebay uglyway andway udecray, utbay itway isway away anguagelay Iway eakspay omfray ethay earthay.Iway askway ouyay ymay othersbray andway isterssay otay andstay ithway emay againstway ethay inesway oppressionway. Onlyway ogethertay ancay eway eakspay ethay uetray anguagelay ofway isthay orldway... Eacepay.note 
  • Running Gag:
    • Series long gags:
      • Robin falling off Titans Tower.
      • Silkie vomiting whenever Raven uses him to play Pretty Pretty Pegasus.
      • The Golden Girls are mentioned frequently as a running gag.
    • All throughout "Super Robin", the robin that acquired Robin's agility shows up multiple times out of nowhere, snatches something up, fires a grappling hook, and bolts out of there.
    • In "Colors of Raven", Red Raven randomly beats up Cyborg or Robin, while the latter is in mid-speech. Also, Gray Raven repeatedly vomits.
    • In "Brain Food", Beast Boy keeps shoving food into his ear due to believing that's how brain food is consumed. He also keeps having trouble remembering to "pull" not "push". Finally, the dumb Titans keep running into the window after seeing a bird, while pouring cereal into their upside down bowls.
    • In "Brian", Beast Boy keeps referring to the Brain as "Brian".
    • In "Nature", Robin keeps chowing down on butterflies as "Pure Protein!" When Beast Boy transforms into one, guess what happens. It returns in part 2 of "Island Adventures".
    • In "Fish Water", Starfire drinks some of the water her goldfish is swimming in. Every time she does this, the other Titans either look away in disgust or barf.
    • In "Classic Titans", Robin has a seemingly endless supply of Birdarangs at his disposal. He announces every single one of them.
  • Sadist Show: Make no mistake, despite its Lighter and Softer appearance, the jokes are darker and the cast is often cruel to each other most of the time.
  • Sanity Slippage: Robin in "Uncle Jokes" when Starfire becoming funny affects the team's equilibrium.
  • Satiating Sandwich:
    • Robin is an expert sandwich maker.
    • In "Legendary Sandwich", Raven sends the Titans on a quest for the ultimate sandwich so she can have some alone time.
  • Saying Sound Effects Out Loud: In "And the Award for Best Sound Design Goes to Rob", all sound in the world has disappeared except for the Titans' voices, so they decide to make their own sound effects and discover that the sounds they make up take root, leading to dolphins saying "Booyah" in Cyborg's voice and punches sounding like farts.
  • Scary Stinging Swarm:
    • In "Laundry Day", Robin gets chased by a swarm of bees while trapped outside naked.
    • In "Two Bumble Bees and a Wasp," most of the main cast gets a sting or two over the course of the episode. Beast Boy gets the worst of it towards the conclusion.
    • In "Beast Boy's St. Patrick's Day Luck and it's Bad," Starfire gets her face stung by a whole swarm during a musical number.
    • In "Booby Trap House," Robin, Beast Boy and Raven are trapped in an elevator with a beehive. They emerge as badly swollen, honey-covered blobs.
    • In "BBRAE," Starfire, Robin and Cyborg are all stung by bees that fly out of a bouquet Beast Boy had intended to give to Raven.
    • In "What We Learned at Camp," Artemis gets badly stung after Bumblebee sics a swarm of bees on her.
  • Scenery Censor: When Robin gets locked out of the Tower while nude in "Laundry Day", his private parts are obscured by his legs or whatever is in the foreground, including a specifically placed swarm of bees. A similar gag happens with Beast Boy as he's playing video games in the buff.
  • Scooby-Dooby Doors: Minus the doors. With a supermarket and cars of all things.
  • "Scooby-Doo" Hoax: "The Cruel Giggling Ghoul" is this with the monster being Batman and Commissioner Gordon.
  • Screw This, I'm Out of Here!: In "The True Meaning of Christmas", after several insults towards him by Beast Boy, Rudolph takes the nearby sleigh and leaves the stable. You can briefly see him in the next scene with Starfire and Raven.
  • Sealed Evil in a Can: When Raven cracks her tooth in "Meatball Party", it releases a demon that attacks whenever she opens her mouth.
    • The evil book that makes peoples' imaginations attack them in "Books".
  • The Secret of Long Pork Pies: This (and not love) is apparently the secret ingredient in Mother May Eye's pies, as she attempts to bake Robin, Raven and Starfire in "Pie Bros".
  • Self-Deprecation: The show sometimes takes shots at itself. The writers seem to believe that as long as they admit that this show is stupid and lazy, then they should be able to get away with it.
    • "The Fourth Wall", in which Control Freak reveals to the Titans that he's been broadcasting their entire lives to audiences around the world and then proceeds to tell them that his plan to get an award for it has fallen through because of how bad the show is. To rectify this, he thought about rebooting the entire show, which he is revealed to have done to the 2003 cartoon (he admits it's one of the biggest mistakes he's ever made). It's also worth noting that Control Freak (a massive Joke Character among Titans villains) is the creators' stand-in (calling Teen Titans Go his supposed Magnum Opus).
    • The episode "Wally T" is filled with jokes where the show insults itself. Robin is even shown to be skeptical to the idea of anyone liking the show. The team meets their No. 1 fan, the titular Wally. And only fan. Robin asks him if he likes the Teen Titans Go team, or the Teen Titans. He points to the latter. Beast Boy doesn't blame him.
      Cyborg: I mean, animation-wise, there's really no comparison.
    • In "Let's Get Serious", Aqualad from Young Justice appeared and gave the Titans a dressing-down, to the delight of critics.
    • The crossover with The Powerpuff Girls (2016) has the Powerpuff Girls and the narrator deliver several digs at the Teen Titans for being unhelpful jerks and being heroes in name only.
    • The show's official promo art for San Diego Comic Con 2017 features the Titans getting beat up by their 2003 show counterparts. (Well, everyone except Starfire and Silky, who generally seem to enjoy their counterparts' company.)
    • "Shrimps and Prime Rib" is anentire episode dedicated to the Teen Titans forgetting they are superheroes because of how much time they spend not fighting crime.
  • Self-Parody: The voice cast and head writer of the 2003 series make their return here, resulting in a myriad of jokes that poke fun at both the original series and the DC Comics Universe at large.
    • Weird Al voices Darkseid in "Two-Parter"; the episode includes a sequence where Darkseid claims that Weird Al is the real monster for undercutting the artistic intent of established musicians with his song parodies.
  • Serial Escalation:
    • The milk mustache competition that Robin, Beast Boy, Cyborg, and Raven all willingly take part in. Each one is more ridiculous than the last. One of Raven's mustaches flexes its own biceps, and later ends up with an epic wizard's beard, complete with a magical crystal staff. She at least has the excuse of magic powers.
    • "Operation: Dude Rescue" has Robin, Beast Boy, and Cyborg captured by the Brain. Robin keeps thinking up ways to escape, and it involves a time machine every time. First, their time-traveled older selves arrive, but are so senile that they hit the alarm button and get captured. after that, their time-traveled ghosts show up, but can't touch any buttons. After that comes their time-traveled animal reincarnations, time-traveled animal reincarnated evolved human ancestors, and time-traveled animal reincarnated evolved human French selves.
  • Shackle Seat Trap: "Terra-rized" reveals that the Titans' couch has these as part of the Tower's auto-defenses.
  • "Shaggy Dog" Story:
    • The whole quest for the legendary sandwich. The group manages to get the ingredients and make the sandwich but before anyone can try a bite, Silkie winds up eating it then vomiting it out.
    • Hey Pizza!: Robin is torn between keeping his promise to build a senior center and building a pool so he can see Starfire in a bikini. It turns out the choice was irrelevant, because the bikini Starfire kept talking about wasn't for her: It was for Silkie.
  • Shaking the Rump: Happens frequently.
    • In the episode "Legs", Starfire does this in front of Raven, who isn't that keen on joining along to dance with the other Titans. However, Raven, whose cloak was taken away from Robin, does a little hip shaking after renaming herself "Lady Legasus", and later when all of the Titans are dancing again.
    • In "Nose Mouth", Cyborg does this which is part of the "You were wrong" dance to Raven, who stated that using her dark magic to stop Robin from disturbing people's sleep can cause some issues.
    • In "The Fourth Wall", Beast Boy does this while wearing his underwear in front of the fourth wall, only for an annoyed Raven to smash his head on it.
    • It has been a thing for Robin to show off his posterior once an episode. In the episodes "Hey You, Don't Forget Me in Your Memory", "Bee Money", "Mr. Butt", "Operation Tin Man", and "Arms Race with Legs" all have him twerking his behind for amusement, humiliation, or to show off.
    • In "Booty Scooty", Robin has to do the aforementioned dance just to get into the Tower. The Freak also has to do the same thing at the end of the episode.
    • In "The Overbite", Raven does it as part of her dance routine while in the Dance Dimension.
  • She's Got Legs:
    • Anytime Raven takes on the form of Lady Legasus.
    • In "Two Parter: Part One", the Titans decide to don costumes of the members of the Justice League in order to fool a robot that is searching for intruders. The disguises don't work for anyone except for Raven, who was dressed as Wonder Woman. When she asked the robot what made it sure she was Wonder Woman, it responded "Dem Legs."
  • Ship Tease:
    • Between Beast Boy and Raven in "Hey Pizza!".
    Beast Boy: (in a flirtatious tone) So Rae-Rae, you gonna buy a new bathing suit too?
    Raven: (in her regular attirenote ) This is my bathing suit.
    Beast Boy: (looking her up and down) ...Hot.
    • Happens again in "Terra-ized" where the oblivious Titans think Raven is jealous for trying to interfere between Beast Boy and Terra. Her smile at the end hints that they're half right.
    • Robin and Starfire get in on this, which has also been carried over from the other series. Only this time it's decidedly one-sided; a couple of the plots revolve more around Robin trying to show his affection for Starfire, who seems to be particularly oblivious to his actions this time around. One episode even has Robin stealing Speedy's look and costume so that he'll make sure Speedy looks bad and so she'll be with Robin. When Robin finally comes clean due to that voice in his head nagging him. Upset doesn't come close to describing Starfire's attitude to him, and Robin gets his comeuppance. Then she leaves with that voice mentioned earlier. Starfire even admits that she loves him like a sibling and nothing more. Despite Robin's future repeated, if not forced attempts to get with her, it's official that this ship has been sunk. Although, Depending on the Writer, the ship may not be TOTALLY dead, as some episodes have shown that Starfire may like Robin romantically after all.
    • In "Colors of Raven", when Raven was broken into her five personality traits, a flirty persona of her was all over Beast Boy.
    • Robin was willing to kiss Purple Raven, even in front of Starfire, who was jealous and immediately wanted to stop him from doing so. note 
    • "Legs" has Beast Boy fawning over Raven's legs for most of the episodes. The end of the episode also has Raven flashing Beast Boy her leg after going back to her cloak.
  • Shoot the Messenger: In "Second Christmas", Starfire doesn't leave Robin out of her rage-fueled beatdown on the other Titans once she finds out Second Christmas isn't real, even though he was the one who tried to tell her. He even points this out.
  • Shopping Cart Antics: While waiting to get pretzel bread, Robin has some fun riding a shopping cart.
  • Shout-Out: Has its own page.
  • Singing Voice Dissonance: In "Burgers vs. Burritos", Beast Boy sings his burrito song with a thick Hispanic accent when he normally has a surfer accent.
  • Sixth Ranger: Played with. Bumblebee helping the Titans during the Teen Titans Go!: Super Summer Hero Camp arc and joining the team in "Communicate Openly" was treated as a big deal in advertising and even parodied as being the Cousin Oliver trope in a few episodes... only for her to permanently leave the show less than ten episodes later.
  • Sitcom: Parodied in "Dog Hand".
  • Slapstick Knows No Gender: To a slightly lesser degree, but Starfire and Raven meet their fair share of abuse, too.
    • Beast Boy once became a T-Rex and outright chewed Jinx into submission.
  • Slice of Life
  • Sliding Scale of Idealism vs. Cynicism: Despite being a Lighter and Softer satire of the 2003 show, the series is a very irreverent and cynical show that reverses the normal take of how a tv show for kids can watch.
  • Sliding Scale of Silliness vs. Seriousness: Robin and especially Cyborg fluctuate rapidly between silly and serious, depending on whether they need to tell the joke or be the straight man.
  • Smoke Out: Robin tends to do this when startled. For example:
    • When the mouth worm he's eating screams at him in "Starliar".
    • Robin also does this when Terra's unexplained presence causes him to freak out. Of course, since he's not actually escaping anywhere, it doesn't help anything. He just stands there for a few seconds before mashing the panic button.
    • Robin once did a smoke in when he tried to bum a ride in "Drivers Ed".
  • Snap Back: Many episodes end with characters in an irrevocable predicament(usually death), but all will be restored to normal the next episode. Examples include "Ghost Boy", "Super Robin", "Tower Power", "Parasite", "Nose Mouth", "Breakfast Cheese" and to an extent, "Gorilla", all season 1 episodes.
  • Snipe Hunt: What Raven intended the search for the legendary sandwich ingredients to be, not believing it was real.
  • Soccer-Hating Americans: In "Kicking a Ball and Pretending to Be Hurt", it is revealed that people only like soccer because they are being mind controlled by the soccer trolls.
  • Sore Loser: Robin admits that the Titans are this in "Kicking a Ball and Pretending to Be Hurt".
  • Somebody Doesn't Love Raymond: In "Starliar", Starfire is the only one to get an invite to the Titans East party because the rest were such party-killers the last time they were invited.
  • Space Whale Aesop: Being a Status Quo Is God "wacky" show where anything can happen because it'll all be reset next episode anyway, has "don't try to make your friend who was pretending to be a ghost think he actually is a ghost to teach him a lesson, or he'll decide that since he's dead he can't get hurt any more and run off to jump in a volcano for fun, and while you're trying to stop him random lasers from outer space will kill half your party (the others will also die, but from more reasonable causes)".
    • In "Smile Bones" we get the lesson to chew your food, or else your bellies will become sentient and eat everything in sight.
  • Spin-Off: Of the New Teen Titans shorts on DC Nation, itself spun off from the Teen Titans series.
  • Spit Take: Raven in "Dog Hand" when she finds the cup she's using is actually a transformed Beast Boy.
  • Spoof Aesop: The series loves using this when it comes to any "lessons". It even takes any standard lessons often seen in most kids' programing and turns them on their heads.
    • The ending to "Books"...
    Cyborg: Reading isn't just fundamental. It's dangerous.
    Beast Boy: We almost died because of books, Rave.
    Raven: I hope this doesn't do anything to diminish your love of reading.
    (cue very long and awkward silence)
    • In Hot Garbage, the Titans try to clean the sea of garbage in Beast Boy's room, only to learn that garbage forms an important ecosystem that should be left alone.
  • Squee: Raven has never, ever been so happy as to be trapped inside the newest episode of Pretty Pretty Pegasus, courtesy of Control Freak. Once she realizes where she was, she just loses it and freaks out in delight.
  • Superhuman Transfusion: In "Animals: It's Just a Word!", the Titans temporarily gain Beast Boy's powers when he gives them all a blood transfusion. They also gain his animal urges.
  • Stalker with a Crush: Robin has in his room, a copy of Starfire's weekly schedule.
  • Star-Crossed Lovers: Cyborg and Jinx.
  • Start My Own: In "Girl's Night Out", Starfire, upon finding out she's not allowed in the boys' night out, decides to have her own boys' night out... for girls!
  • Status Quo Is God: Rears its ugly head again here, with no transition between episode endings and the next one at times.
    • Luckily, some of the minor inconveniences that occur in the series, like Starfire learning to lie or the death of the entire team or the moon blowing up, doesn't stick.
    • In "Uncle Jokes", Robin has a pathalogical need for everyone to fill a specific role. Any changes will result in him taking on the split personalities of the entire team.
    • In "Hey You, Don't You Forget about Me in Your Memory," Robin tries to enforce school stereotypes on the team when things aren't going his way, usually by crane kicking Beast Boy.
  • Stiff Upper Lip: At the opening of "Tower Renovation", the Titans (save Robin) are pretending to be happy in the wrecked remains of the Tower.
    Beast Boy: Who wants rubble sandwiches?
    Starfire, Cyborg, Raven: I DO!
  • Straw Critic: While the episode "The Fourth Wall" acknowledges the show's dismal reception and that many see it as inferior to the previous series, Control Freak can come off as an insulting caricature of the show's detractors due to complaining about the Titans' lowbrow humor. His threats to reboot the Titans as he did with the original series can even be seen as a parallel to fans complaining about adaptations that they feel completely miss the point of their preceding incarnations.
  • Stealth Pun: The theme song is the original 2003 credits theme remixed by Mix Master Mike, a frequent collaborator with the Beastie Boys.
  • Sudden Downer Ending:
    • "Super Robin" ends with an elderly Robin flat-lining while the other Titans taunt him over being right about their powers being "a curse".
    • "Tower Renovation", the first episode after The Movie sees the Tower re-destroyed after the team went through hell just to rebuild it.
  • Super Hero Origin: Cyborg's is mentioned in "Tower Power" by Beast Boy.
    "Maybe one day we'll all benefit from an accident that requires us to replace several body parts."
  • Superman Stays Out of Gotham: In "Girls Night Out", Starfire, Raven, and Jinx hijack some bumper cars and soon have the entire city's police force chasing after them. They drive past Batman and Commissioner Gordon, who are parked in a police car in an alley, just laughing to themselves and having a good time. The laughter stops when they see the high speed chase and assesses the situation, but then they resume laughing. Batman also appears hiding behind a portrait of himself.
  • Surprisingly Realistic Outcome: In "Justice League's Next Top Idol Star: Second Greatest Team Edition", the Titans won the contest... because of Beast Boy switching the envelopes (something they changed their mind about after seeing Starfire's performance). Birdarang, after seeing the real envelope, finds out that the Titans actually did win, but are still disqualified because of said cheating. The H.I.V.E. ended up winning the contest.
  • Swallowed Whole: In "Meatball Party", Raven gets a mouth demon that attacks the Titans and eventually pulls them into her mouth. After they seal it back in her tooth, she spews them right out.
  • Swiss Cheese Security: In "Sidekick," the other Titans are able to effortlessly enter the Batcave simply because Robin left the door open on his way in.
  • Sword Cane: In "La Larva de Amor", Silkie ends up in Mexico where he has an exciting Telenovela adventure where he rescues a woman named Sonia from her gangster boyfriend Carlos. Carlos wields a sword cane.
  • Synchronized Swarming: When Robin disturbs a beehive in "Laundry Day", the bees come out and form a Slasher Smile before pursuing him.
  • Take a Number: Robin goes through this to get pretzel bread in the supermarket. He's number 78, the number at the beginning was 22.
  • Take Our Word for It: The fight against Slade was so epic it couldn't be shown onscreen.
  • Take That!:
    • During Robin, Beast Boy, and Cyborg's Boys' Night Out, they wonder what Raven and Starfire are up to and Beast Boy makes a remark that they are probably watching a movie about vampires kissing with them all laughing at them about it.
    • The entirety of "Kicking a Ball and Pretending to Be Hurt", including the title, is a dig at soccer and the world's obsession with it.
    • When Robin gives the Titans a proper tour of Wayne Manor, he shows off the things that inspired the actors who all portrayed Batman in the various movies, including the hole in the ground that Christian Bale looked out of, the red phone that Adam West would answer when there was crime to deal with, and a dumpster full of costumes and props from the George Clooney and Val Kilmer films. Cyborg sets fire to the dumpster before leaving.
    • "The Academy" is an episode-long roast of film awards culture as arbitrary and meaningless. Special mention goes to the Academy (a group of giant living versions of golden awards statues) admitting that Robin won all the awards due to name recognition, but the fact that Bruce Wayne also sponsors the Academy had nothing to do with it.
    • "Toddler Titans Yay!" rips on preschool shows, specifically Blue's Clues and Dora the Explorer.
  • Take That, Audience!:
    • Virtually the entirety of "Batman v Teen Titans: Dark Injustice" is a giant practical joke on the audience. On April Fool's Day, it appears that all the Titans except Raven end up going extremely overboard in the pranks they play on each other, normally devolving into straight-up physical or emotional abuse. At the end, it seems as if their attempt to prank Raven with a "booger monster" attacking the city was in fact real, and the revelation causes Raven and Beast Boy to confess their love to each other, Robin to move on to his Nightwing moniker, Starfire finally returning his affections, and Cyborg going on to join the Justice League (complete with reforming his armor into the model from the live-action film). However, it is revealed that the entire episode has been an April Fool's Day joke on the audience, with Raven even laughing that the viewers fell for her act of pretending to not like pranks.
    • "Teen Titans Roar", the crossover with ThunderCats Roar, starts with the Titans getting excited for the new cartoon because the original ThunderCats (1985) formed their childhoods. Robin, Cyborg, Raven, and Beastboy all start frothing at the mouth about how horrible the animation style and bean-shaped mouths and how Denser and Wackier everything is. Starfire has no knowledge of the original, and thinks the new one is fine on its own. After a petition to remove the show is laughed at, Raven uses her magic to take everyone to meet the new Thundercats so they can tell them what they think. It's only the direct confirmation from the original Lion-O (voiced by Larry Kenney no less) approving of the new cartoon that the Titans learn to accept it. Meanwhile, the 2011 Lion-O is intentionally ignored. The Teen Titans Go! creators are more than fully aware of this exact situation, because the show got pandered for the exact same reason, so they of all people would be best suited to parody the issue.
      Starfire: But why are you still the angry?
      Robin: WHYYYY? Because, someone made a cartoon NOT. THE. WAY. WE. EXACTLY. WANTED. THEM. TO!
  • Take That, Critics!: The show will occasionally take a dig at its critics:
    • In "Más y Menos", when the Titans are seeing a video detailing Más and Menos' superpowers, there's a video in the upper right corner (that has a picture of a crying infant) that says "Teen Titanz NO!" by someone named ChildHoodDestroyed. It has a total of -5 views.
    • "Let's Get Serious" and "The Fourth Wall" are all about taking all the complaints the show's detractors have about the show and making fun of them.
    • "The Return of Slade" is a very clear jab at the show's critics, particularly fans of the original Teen Titans show. Slade does not actually appear; the off-screen battle was discussed as resolving many plot threads and mixing drama, action and comedy, much like the original cartoon. The rest of the episode uses Beast Boy and Cyborg not finding clowns entertaining anymore as a stand-in for the critics of Teen Titans GO!, with the moral of the episode being that Cyborg and Beast Boy are judging the clown in completely the wrong mindset, since the clown is normally hired for kids much younger than the two Titans, and didn't even pretend to cater for the so-called "nostalgic" audience. In other words, the episode sends the message that fans of the original Teen Titans have no right to criticize Teen Titans Go! because it's not meant for them.
    • This vine posted by Tara Strong, where the cast state that they enjoy doing the show.
    • In response to the criticisms of the show's morals, "Finally a Lesson" presents just that - a lesson on real estate, rather. For the entire episode.
    • The conclusion of the "Island Adventures" arc has a scene where the Titans find a bunch of hateful comments aimed at them on a Tumblr pastiche called DCUmblr. The comments consists of childish insults and stereotypical fan complaints about the show being inferior to the original series. The Titans respond by whining that they don't deserve their criticism and Control Freak quickly adds that the show's detractors only represent a small portion of those who watch the show, pulling up a pie chart to prove his point.
  • Talking Animal: Beast Boy in his animal forms. This is a throwback to the original comic books, where Beast Boy could talk even when he's shapeshifted.
  • Talking Is a Free Action: In "Oregon Trail", Robin continues to read out the 7 options they have available to them while Beast Boy screams in agony over having a broken leg. The other Titans call him out on it.
  • Talking to Himself: In-Universe, "The Self-Indulgent 200th Episode Spectacular Part 1" has the Titans meeting Scott Menville, Tara Strong, Hynden Walch, Greg Cipes, and Khary Payton, who introduce themselves as their voices. Scott points out the differences between his normal talking voice and Robin's voice right to Robin himself.
  • Tastes Like Purple: In "Breakfast Cheese", after the Titans are turned to pacifism, Raven says that her green tea tastes like everybody in the world holding hands.
  • Telescoping Robot: Painbot.
  • That Poor Cat: In "Starfire the Terrible", a cat screeching is heard when Evil!Starfire tosses a boombox offscreen.
  • That Was Objectionable: In "A Farce" Robin attempts this with Cyborg and Beast Boy, only for Judge BRAIN to tell him he can't object to his own witnesses.
  • There Was a Door: It would be easier to list the occasions where the Titans don't destroy a wall/the ceiling when entering or leaving the Tower, especially Starfire. It's revealed in "No Power" that she burns holes through the wall with her eye lasers because she's too lazy to go through the door right next to it.
  • They Killed Kenny Again: All of the Titans have been killed off without being revived, but are alive and well in the following episode with no explanation. Robin and Cyborg have the highest death counts.
    • The biggest offender of this is "Ghost Boy", where everyone dies and they make no big deal of it.
    • In "Laundry Day", Cyborg dies and his soul nearly goes to heaven. Beast Boy revives him by vacuuming his and putting it back in his body. A similar case happens to Robin in "Real Magic".
    • In "I See You", the episode ends with Beast boy and Cyborg in a Hell-like dimension, which could be a resemblement of dying.
    • "Salty Codgers" has Robin, Beast Boy, Cyborg, and Starfire made old by Mad Mod. They soon die of old age, and Raven retrieves their souls from the underworld, turning them into zombies.
    • Lampshaded in "Hot Garbage" where after the Titans die and come back, Beast Boy comments "Huh, I thought you were really dead forever this time".
  • They Wasted a Perfectly Good Sandwich: In "Girl's Night Out", Starfire shocks Raven, making her drop her popcorn. Raven then makes more. Afterwards, Starfire, in her haste to get her girl's night out started, knocks the popcorn out of Raven's hands before Raven can eat any.
  • 30 Minutes, or It's Free!: This is the main plot of "Hey Pizza!".
  • Those Two Guys: Batman and Commissioner Gordon can occasionally be seen together, often just chuckling about nothing in particular and not particularly interested in stopping crime if it happens to appear in front of them.
  • Tickle Torture: Cyborg does this to Robin in "Gorilla" to toughen him up so he can take back his leadership from Beast Boy. Robin uses the same tactic in his match against Beast Boy to defeat him.
  • Time Skip: Played for Laughs in "Brian". The Titans decide to throw a party in honor of Birdarang, Boombox, Dave, Super Robin, and Pain Bot; the Little Buddies who have helped the team out so much. While they're enjoying the party, Brain captures the Titans and mentions how long he's had them prisoner. Super Robin then notices the alert going off and they organize a rescue mission. They had been partying non-stop for eight months!
  • Tiny Guy, Huge Girl: Beast Boy is about three-quarters the height of his love interest Raven.
  • Tomato in the Mirror: In "Double Trouble", the original Cyborg and Beast Boy turned out to be magical duplicates the whole time, while the real ones are hiding out in an apartment room.
  • Took a Level in Kindness: Blackfire not only saw the error of her ways, but made an effort to be a better sister.
  • Trapped in TV Land: In "Friendship", Control Freak beams the Titans into Pretty Pretty Pegasus.
  • Trick Arrow: In "The Date", Robin dressed as Speedy hits the real Speedy with a boxing glove arrow during a food fight.
  • Trivial Title: Many of the episode titles refer to either single lines of dialog or otherwise extremely minor parts of the episode. The most blatant is "Breakfast Cheese", where the episode concludes with a song that ends with "I had the cheese for breakfast!", completely irrelevant to the rest of the episode.
    • Averted in episodes like "Waffles".
  • True Companions:
    • Subverted. The Titans abuse each other through selfishness and greed. Despite this, they easily forgive each other at the end (sometimes).
    • Although it can be played straight with the H.I.V.E. Five, like when all of them came to Mammoth's aid after beaten by Red X.
  • Truer to the Text: Despite being based on the 2003 animated series, Teen Titans Go! does have some elements that are closer to the spirit of the comic books than the cartoon it was based on.
    • Terra is portrayed as being evil and having bad intentions for Beast Boy and the Titans from the get-go, unlike in the first show where she was a more conflicted Anti-Villain. This hearkens back to how Terra was originally portrayed in the comic books.
    • While he doesn't go by the codename of "Deathstroke" or go around killing people in brutal ways, Slade in Teen Titans Go! To the Movies still manages to be much closer in spirit to his comic book counterpart who was a much more physically proactive foe who did things on his own without relying on Slade-bots to do his dirty work while he plotted in the shadows. He also uses his trademark swords, whereas 2003 Slade never utilized them.
    • In the past, 2003 Brain and Mallah, in addition to other animated incarnations of the pair, would never have gotten past network censors by being in a relationship with each other. In "Villains In A Van Getting Gelato", the two of them are finally shown in a brief, romantic moment with each other, bringing them the closest they've ever been to their comic book incarnations.
  • Twist Ending: In "Double Trouble," the Titans are put in a bind when countless clones of Beast Boy and Cyborg overrun them. It seems like the episode is leading up to An Aesop about how "more is not always merrier," only to reveal that the Cyborg and Beast Boy with them are also clones. The real Cyborg and Beast Boy having been slacking off in seclusion for several months until this point.
  • Ungrateful Bastard: Because of their dislike for Thanksgiving, Starfire, Raven, Beast Boy, and Cyborg create "Thanksgetting", the holiday where they can be as ungrateful as they want.
  • Unrequited Love Switcheroo: Robin and Starfire (when compared to the original series). Robin is the one pining for Starfire this time around, instead of building to something mutual.
  • Unstoppable Mailman: Nothing will stop the Hey Pizza delivery guy from taking less than 30 minutes.
  • Unsympathetic Comedy Protagonist: The Titans in this series are far less noble then their '03 incarnation.
    • Once again, Robin gets some of the worst of it.
  • Usurping Santa: The show has featured Santa Clause himself trying to take over both Easter and Halloween. In both "The Teen Titans Go Easter Holiday Classic" and "Halloween vs. Christmas", Santa tried to take over the powers of the Easter Bunny and the Spirit of Halloween in order to force the Christmas season all year round.
  • Visual Pun:
    • In "Tower Power," Beast Boy is shown to take naps in his cat form... catnaps?
    • In "Burger vs. Burrito", Cyborg punches a bowl of beef while wearing an apron labeled "Food Pun". In other words, he's beating his meat.
    • When Control Freak calls the Titans out on their humor being "lowbrow" in "The Fourth Wall", Cyborg responds by lowering his eyebrows.
  • Vitriolic Best Friends: The entire team. They would lay down their lives for each other, not that you could tell from how mutually abusive they are to each other.
  • Vocal Dissonance:
    • Gloriously done with Weird Al's take on Darkseid. Once they realized that he sounds just like him, he just didn't sound threatening anymore.
    • In Doomsday Preppers, Doomsday finally speaks and his voice is that of a young boy.
  • Vocal Minority: Invoked by Control Freak in "The Titans Show." Control Freak tells Robin that all the haters of the show who complain about it only comprise a very small part of the entire fanbase. He even shows a pie chart showing that only about 15% are "Haters".
  • Vomit Discretion Shot:
    • In the episode "Croissant", the Titans throw up whenever they see Beast Boy after he emerges from his cocoon.
    • Robin, Cyborg and Raven do this in "Fish Water" while watching Starfire mourn over her dead goldfish and drink its fishbowl water.
  • Vomit Indiscretion Shot:
    • Gray Raven does this numerous times in "Colors of Raven", as does Beast Boy after Pink Raven's reality warping is reversed and he realizes he's eating garbage.
    • In "I See You," Cyborg and Beast Boy are shown in the car gorging themselves on pizza and chocolate. They're then shown vomiting out the window.
    • In "Man Person", after Cyborg sees Beast Boy's disfigured face he vomits off screen. They bandage him up and wait 6 weeks, and after unveiling him, he still hasn't healed, causing Cyborg to vomit again.
  • Waddling Head:
    • In "Laundry Day", when Raven takes everyone's clothes, Cyborg is left as just a head with a tiny body made of wires. He is still mobile during this.
    • In later episodes, he sometimes pops his head out of his body.
  • Waxing Lyrical: Robin, Cyborg, and Beast Boy do this in "Missing", with (of all things for DC characters to quote) the DuckTales theme song.
  • Weaksauce Weakness: Exaggerated in "Kryptonite", where the Titans reveal what their superhero weaknesses are.
    • Beastboy's weakness are animal cones that help prevent them from biting themselves
    • Raven's weakness is packing peanuts. Just getting touched by one knocks her out.
    • Cyborg's weakness is Steel Magnolias.
    • Robin's weakness is the color yellow, which doesn't make sense and triggers his weakness again when Cyborg points out that he has it as part of his own costume. He's also allergic to silk, gets frostbite from temperatures below 65 degrees, and immediately trips from untied shoelaces.
  • We Could Have Avoided All This: "Tower Renovation"
    Raven: We should have started with the bribe.
  • Weird Currency: The plot of "Two Bumble Bees and a Wasp", where Beast Boy establishes live bees as currency and becomes a millionaire by starting a giant bee farm.
  • What Does She See in Him?/What Does He See in Her?: Raven was wondering this when Terra and Beast Boy were dating. Reverses her thinking when Beast Boy still believes there is good in Terra in "Be Mine", even after he's shown that Terra absolutely despises him until the ending that is.
    • Starfire to Robin, in a case of Depending on the Writer. There are times where it's shown that she only likes him as a sibling/friend (such as in "Sandwich Thief", where he asks her about her feelings towards him while she's hooked up to a lie detector), but then there are other moments such as her suddenly getting very jealous at the thought of Robin kissing Raven's passionate personality in "Colors of Raven", or her looking rejected when she sees Robin pining at the moon in a Cutaway Gag in "Starfire the Terrible".note 
  • What Happened to the Mouse?: in "Starfire the Terrible", Cyborg, Beast Boy and Raven are dumped into the robo-piranha pool and the lid closed over them, never to be seen again in the episode.
  • What the Hell, Hero?:
    • The Aqualad of Young Justice tears into Robin over their variation of heroism, which he feels is a complete and utter mockery of what heroism should be. It doesn't help that Cyborg, Beast Boy, Starfire and Raven prove his point in the process.
    • In "TTG v PPG" the Powerpuff Girls and the Narrator call the Titans out for being terrible heroes.
      Narrator: And so once again, the day is saved, no thanks to the Teen Titans! Seriously, what is wrong with those guys?!
  • "Where Are They Now?" Epilogue: Parodied in "Yearbook Madness":
    • Starfire opens a school on Tamaran teaching English as a second language.
    • Raven finally succumbs to her father's dark influence and enslaves the universe.
    • Cyborg appears as himself in two blockbuster feature films.
    • Beast Boy gets into some chocolate and dies.
    • Robin is indicted on multiple counts of embezzlement and racketeering after the demise of his shoe empire, "Boots by Robin". Present whereabouts: unknown.
  • Whole Plot Reference:
    • "The Cruel Giggling Ghoul" is a parody of Scooby-Doo, specifically the direct-to-video films where they team up with celebrities (LeBron James, in this case).
    • "Booty Scooty" is a Titans recreation of The Goonies.
    • "Oregon Trail" is a Titans recreation of the video game The Oregon Trail. Robin acts out the entire episode as a Dungeon Master of sorts, reading the screen prompts and the Yes/No options for making decisions. They even hunt buffalo for food (while slaughtering everything that moves and can only carry 100 lbs back to the cart) and raft down the river.
    • "Booby Trap House" is one to Home Alone.
    • "Employee of the Month: Redux" was almost a complete word for word remake of the "Employee of the Month" episode from the original Teen Titans, albeit about half as long. It's even credited to that episode's writer. Starfire lampshades the hell out of it by saying the whole experience felt oddly familiar.
    • "Hey You, Don't Forget About Me In Your Memory" is this to The Breakfast Club. The title is even a reference to the film's theme song.
  • Why Couldn't You Be Different?: Trigon toward Raven, though only concerning her career choice. All he wants is his demon spawn daughter to conquer a dimension or two. Is that really so much to ask?
  • Wild Take: Sprinkled in here and there, but taken to a profuse extreme in "Gorilla".
  • Wonder Twin Powers: The trope namers are hired to replace Beast Boy. Predictably, Zan is treated as useless.
  • The Worf Effect: Parodied when the Titans attempt to join the H.I.V.E. Five in the episode "In and Out". Expecting a test of strength, they each select the biggest, toughest guy in the room to whale on. Mammoth gets pulverized three times in a row.
  • World-Healing Wave: B.E.R. unleashes one of these to completely restore the alternate dimension of "The Night Begins to Shine" after fulfilling the prophecy.
  • Wrecked Weapon: In "Staff Meeting", the Titans begin to use Robin's staff for mundane activities. After an argument about who gets to use, Beast Boy decides the best way to solve the dispute is to break it into four pieces. Robin finds out, causing him to...well, to call it a Heroic BSoD would probably make it sound more dignified than it really was...
  • Why Don't You Marry It?: In "Nean", Raven tells Starfire this when the latter talks about her love for Beast Boy's vegetarian chili. Starfire actually decides to do this, which sets up the plot for this episode.
  • Yank the Dog's Chain: "Tower Renovation", the first episode after The Movie, has the Teen Titans rebuilding and improving the Tower after it was destroyed by Slade — only to have it struck by lightning, struck by a meteor, and completely obliterated Independence Day-style by a random alien mothership.
  • You Are Grounded!: When Beast Boy starts disobeying Robin in the form of a gorilla, Robin snaps and tells him he's grounded. Beast Boy laughs it off, going back to the fanfic-quality writers that think Robin has that kind of power.
    • Robin also has Cyborg sit out on a mission in "40%, 40%, 20%", because Cyborg can't fight without a casette of his favorite song, "Night Begins to Shine".
    • In "Beast Man", when Beast Boy is consumed by adulthood after turning into a middle-aged man, he tells the other Titans that he'll ground them if he comes home from work and their homework isn't done.
  • You, Get Me Coffee: When the Titans discover a meteor about to hit Earth, Robin assigns each of the Titans a task devoted to stopping it. When Beast Boy asks for his assignment, Robin has him hold a vial of science juice. It's actually water. And Beast Boy drops it.
  • You're Just Jealous: In "Terra-ized", Raven's attempts at stopping Beast Boy's girlfriend Terra are thought to be acts of jealousy by the other oblivious Titans. They're at least half right.



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