"Colors of Raven" is Teen Titans Go! Season 1, Episode 13a, and the 25th overall episode of the series.
A mysterious prism creates five Ravens, each of a different color and with a different aspect of her personality. The Ravens disrupt life in the Tower so much that the others decide to use the crystals of the prism to put Raven back together again. The Happy aspect makes wonderful, happy things, the Timidity cries and vomits, the Rage is loaded with anger, the Lazy has a cockroach habit and the Passion loves kissing boys.
The episode starts out with a battle with Dr. Light, who is stealing the Mysterious Prism from a museum. The Titans don't really take the fight seriously, as their main goal is to take him down after making a one-liner. Beast Boy, morphing into a cat, gets tossed away in shame; Cyborg transforms into a missle, only to be hit with a stick bomb and blow up; Starfire, firing Starbolts at Dr. Light, crashes into a car. Raven, on the other hand, simply teleports him to jail through a black hole, and she didn't care about making a one-liner.
Back at the Tower, Robin asks what to do with the prism, and the Titans start passing it around like a ball while everyone asks Raven how can she have feelings. Then, suddenly, the prism begins to glow. All the Titans pass the prism to one another, before it reaches Raven and she gets sucked in. Inside the prism Raven scolds the Titans messing around with it, before the prism drops and shatters to pieces. The pieces then glow different colors and five Ravens (although Beast Boy can't count them 'cause he starts with "zero" instead of one), each representing a core part of her personality emerge. Red, her rage (slaps Cyborg), Pink, her happiness (flies around the room while cheering and hugs Silkie), Gray, her timidity (hides from under the couch), Purple, her passion aspect (kisses Beast Boy's face and ears, Beast Boy is surprised and smiles with satisfaction), and Orange, her laziness (falls flat on her face). Starfire says that now they know what the Ravens are thinking, and Cyborg is excited for the number of Ravens for battle. Robin says it would be a great idea to take them all to battle with them (as Beast Boy is dizzy and smiling dreamily as he is covered with Passion's kisses).
Then we can see everyone at the couch, Passion Raven snuggled up to Beast Boy kissing his cheek as he smiles at her. Cyborg asks who wants to see everyone's favorite action movie. Rage Raven quickly punches him in the wall and tells him he is a jerk and that it's only his favorite movie. Then Robin asks to see a horror movie, but Timid Raven says horror movies make her have a nervous stomach, and she throws up. Then Starfire suggests a comedy, and Happy Raven says comedies make her laugh, while Rage Raven hits Cyborg again because she loves comedies. Robin's enjoying how quickly they came to a consensus with how expressive the different Ravens are. Then Rage hits him, Timidity throws up on him and Rage hits him again.
In the next scene Cyborg is making pancakes, but Happy Raven interrupts to convert them into animal pancakes (a giraffe and llama). But Rage Raven quickly destroys them and punches Robin in the wall, Passion Raven is still kissing Beast Boy's cheek. Suddenly the emergency alarm sounds and Robin tells everyone to go.
Then back at Jump City, there is a monster fighting the Titans. Then Robin says "Ravens, go!" But the Ravens start each doing their own thing. Laziness falls asleep, Rage punches Cyborg, Happiness plays with Starfire, Passion kisses Beast Boy's cheeks (he is melting with her kisses and is now in love as hearts float above his head) , and Timidity throws up. Robin is disappointed at the outcome of his plan.
Robin then tells the Titans that the Ravens are being a problem and says that they should use the crystals to make the five Ravens back into one. Laziness doesn't care, but Rage does complains that she doesn't want to be put back together with the others. Passion Raven snuggles up to Beast Boy and says seductively, she'll go if he comes with them, then the five Ravens escape through a portal to the city after Rage throws Robin's bed out the window. Beast Boy asks to go after purple Raven (with flowers in hand), but Robin denies his request, knowing why he wanted to. Then Cyborg tells them that they will go after the most dangerous one: Pink. Robin points out that she was the happy one, but he and Beast Boy both leave and go look for Pink Raven anyway, while Robin and Starfire go look for the rest.
Robin and Starfire start closing in on Timidity then sneak up behind her and puts her back in her crystal, meanwhile Beast Boy and Cyborg find Happiness and starts goofing off with her and having fun. Robin and Starfire then find Passion Raven at a free kissing booth. Robin tells Starfire that there's only one way to trap her. Starfire tells him to be careful before he is about to kiss Passion, only for Starfire to trap her in her crystal just as Robin planned it. Rage is then seeing chasing Robin and Starfire, she crushes Robin with her tentacle and grips Starfire, screeching at her, allowing Starfire to trap Rage in her Crystal. Beast Boy and Cyborg are still goofing off with Happiness who then accidentally traps herself in her crystal, mistaking it for a random shiny object, leaving Beast Boy throwing up (because the delicious food she created ended being up a bunch of garbage...) and Cyborg crying.
The Titans return to the Tower where Robin notices that they had got every Raven, but Laziness. They then find her snacking on the couch, where she had been the entire time. Beast Boy is upset that she ate everything in the fridge, so he traps Laziness back in her crystal, then Robin puts the 5 together again bringing back the one and only indigo-purple cloaked Raven. Being whole again, Raven thanks her friends, but they cannot decide whether to take her thanks seriously or as sarcasm. The episode ends with Starfire giving a reflection about how, despite Raven's stockiness, there is emotion underneath.
- Beast Boy
- Raven's Emoticlones (debut)
- Dr. Light
- Giant Robotic Alien (debut)
- Raven seemed even more dry and depressed than usual.
- This could be possibly due to the events in the previous episode, Matched, in which Beast Boy left her right before they got married.
- This episode is similar to the original Teen Titans episode, "Nevermore," where Beast Boy and Cyborg enter Raven's mind and met her emoticlones locked inside via a magical mirror. They were all wearing hooded cloaks of different colors. Both episodes also start with Dr. Light as the villain.
- This would also make the plot of this episode similar to a story in the Teen Titans Go! comic. More specifically, the issue "Pieces of Me" in which Beast Boy accidentally split Raven into several fragments of her personality, with the Titans seeking the help of Jericho to make her whole again.
- Five of Raven's emoticlones return from the original series. Pink Raven represents happiness, Grey Raven represents timidity, Light Purple Raven represents passion, Orange Raven represents laziness or rudeness, and Red Raven represents rage or anger.
- However, the green (bravery), the yellow (intelligence), and the brown (slothful) emoticlones do not appear in this episode.
- Also, the orange Raven seems to have adopted the lazy part of her personality, where as in "Pieces of Me" and "Nevermore" it was rudeness. In the issue, laziness had a brown robe. A brown robed Raven appears in "Nevermore," but the episode doesn't specify what it stands for. Just keep in mind that Teen Titans Go! does not connect to the original series.
- Each of Raven's emoticlones has a different badge on each of their cloaks:
- Pink Raven (Happiness) has a pink flower
- Purple Raven (Passion) has a heart
- Red Raven (Rage) has a skull with red eyes
- Orange Raven (Laziness) has a hamburger
- Grey Raven (Timidity) has a teardrop
- Beast Boy and Starfire are the only Titans that Rage never physically harmed or attempted to attack. Rage only grabbed Starfire and roared in her face.
- It seems Raven's romantic feelings for Beast Boy are still very strong when her passionate side took immediate attraction towards him, covering him in kisses constantly.
- Five of Raven's emotions have matching irises to their cloak colors, but timidity does not have pupils.
- Ironically, Raven's emotions reveal that she can be just as goofy, lazy, happy, silly, messy, fun, passionate, etc. as Beast Boy when in the previous episode "Matched" Raven criticized him for those same reasons and then some.
- This episode reveals that the color of Raven's vomit is the same color as her powers.
- When Robin was about to kiss Passion Raven, Starfire stopped him at the first opportunity, which could indicate that she does indeed like Robin back.
- This is one of Tara Strong's favorite episodes.
- All of the emoticlones primarily interacts with at least one of the Titans, except Orange.
- Red Raven with Robin or Cyborg, who constantly beats them up.
- Purple Raven with Beast Boy, making-out with him.
- Pink Raven with Starfire, where they engage in girly activities together.
- Gray Raven with Robin, often seen hiding behind him or puking on him.
- Dr. Light reflects a light blast off of a Superman statue (similar to the one in Metropolis) to defeat Starfire.
- When Cyborg is talking about going after the "most dangerous" Raven, he is dressed like Rambo.
- When the Titans are tracking the elements of Raven on the map of Jump City, the icons, map and sounds are highly reminiscent of Pac-Man.
- The movie that Cyborg suggested was "The Dark Night Snoozes." A clear parody of the film The Dark Knight Rises.
- The music heard while Robin and Starfire chase Gray Raven is Yakety Sax.
- When Gray Raven is sitting in the park, The Lonely Man theme from The Incredible Hulk plays.
- Happy Raven, Sad Raven, and Passion Raven are similar to Pinkie Pie, Fluttershy, and Rarity from My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic.
- Raven transports Doctor Light into the Jump City Juvenile Correction Facility from Girl's Night Out.
- The battle music for the Demon Octopus from "Meatball Party" returns here at the battle theme for Dr. Light.
- In this episode, Robin is seen reading the magazine called "Vigilante Daily", with Batman and the Bat-Signal on the front cover from Meatball Party.
- The music that plays when Pink Raven makes pancake animals with Cyborg is the same music playing in "Meatball Party" when Raven played with Pretty Pretty Pegasus behind the other Titan's backs.
- In the scene when Red Raven punched Robin, the injured Cyborg looked just like in "Ghostboy" when he mistook a mountain lion for Beast Boy.
- The "Next Day" backdrop from "Ghostboy" is used again.
- "Yakety Sax" by Boots Randolph from Driver's Ed returns to this episode when Robin and Starfire chase Grey Raven all over Jump City.
- The music towards the end of Super Robin when old Beast Boy and old Cyborg mock Robin is used while Beast Boy and Cyborg goes after Pink Raven.
- This episode also sees the return of the hatchback seen in Driver's Ed.
- Similar to Terra-ized, the seagull can be seen with purple shutter shades and a gold boombox on its shoulder. Additionally on this occasion, the starfish is also wearing shades.
- While Robin and Starfire confront Red Raven, the demonic form she assumes is identical to how Raven looked in "Dog Hand", when she asks if they wanted her to be like her father.
- Beast Boy eats hamburgers made by Pink Raven, despite Beast Boy being a vegetarian.
- Though he may have made an exception since the hamburgers were made magically.
- Raven transports Dr. Light to the Juvenile Correction Facility despite being an adult. This later happens to Mumbo Jumbo in Real Magic.
- Timidity Raven doesn't have pupils, however, in some scenes, she does,
- Pink Raven usually has a flower bracelet on her wrist, while in other scenes she has a plain bracelet.
- The Titans being unable to figure out Raven's real feelings.
- Red Raven beating up Robin and Cyborg.
- Gray Raven puking.
- Purple Raven making out with Beast Boy.
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