"Power Moves" is the thirtieth episode of the first season of Teen Titans Go!, and the thirtieth overall episode of the series.
Beast Boy likes doing power moves with Cyborg, but when Robin starts doing power moves with Cyborg instead, he gets very jealous.
The episode begins with the Teen Titans arriving in downtown Jump City to stop the H.I.V.E. Five's rampage. Before the battle begins, Beast Boy and Cyborg decide to try out some power moves together. The other Titans sit back and watch the duo use their first power move to defeat See-More. Unimpressed, the Titans criticize their work. Cyborg and Beast Boy try out two other power moves on the other H.I.V.E. members, but fail to impress the other Titans every time.
Suddenly, Mammoth jumps out from behind Cyborg and Beast Boy, seconds away from smashing them. Robin and Cyborg react quickly, and attack the villain with their gadgets. Cyborg's Sonic Blast combines with Robins bird-a-rang mid-flight. The result is a gigantic explosion, launching Mammoth far into the distance. Robin suddenly becomes very intrigued in power moves, and orders a retreat to the Tower to practice some more.
Beast Boy becomes envious of Robin for spending so much time with his best friend, so he decides to find a new partner to practice new moves with. Meanwhile, Robin and Cyborg merge many of their gadgets in the garage, creating a talking bird-a-rang, and a walking boom box. Soon, they try to merge their lunches, which then becomes a mess, which Robin in a creepy moment eats and still considers a successful power move.
Robin becomes merge-obsessed, and tries to merge bodies with Cyborg by living in his stomach cavity in his suit. Merging bodies eventually drives Cyborg crazy, so he begs the other Titans for help. Raven, Beast Boy and Starfire work together to create one ultimate power move: Starfire rides a triceratops Beast Boy while wielding a black magic sword covered in green flame, and defeat Robin, removing him from Cyborg's body. Robin is very impressed, and begs Beast Boy to let him join the power move.
The four Titans walk into the elevator, brainstorming on how Robin can join in, leaving Cyborg scattered in pieces all over the floor.
- Beast Boy
- Billy Numerous
- Birdarang (chronological debut)
- Beat Box (debut)
- Batman (cameo in clip)
- Superman (cameo in clip)
- Darkseid (cameo in clip)
The power moves used by the characters are as follows:
- Freeze-arang: Superman covering Batman's batarang with his freeze breath (Batman + Superman)
- Power Ball Shuffle: Cyborg shooting ink out of squid Beast Boy (Cyborg + Beast Boy)
- Thunder Alley Knock-Out: Beast Boy in gorilla form, using Cyborg's head as a bowling ball (Beast Boy + Cyborg)
- Centaur Kick: Cyborg's torso on Beast Boy in horse form, before kicking an enemy (Cyborg + Beast Boy)
- Power Rang: Robin's birdarang combining with Cyborg's Energy Bolt (Robin + Cyborg)
- The Spider Squish: Raven slamming Beast Boy into the wall (Raven + Beast Boy)
- The Flaming Spiked Ball of Death (failed: Beast Boy in hedgehog form falling through the air while lit with a starbolt (Beast Boy + Starfire)
- Birdarang Barrage: Robin shooting birdarangs out of Cyborg's arm cannons (Robin + Cyborg)
- Ultimate Titans Power Move: Beast Boy in triceratops form, suited with armor made by Raven's dark magic, while Starfire rides carrying a sword (also made by Raven) that has been lit by a starbolt beam (Beast Boy + Starfire + Raven)
- This is the first episode where the preview has not been posted on the Cartoon Network website before the air date. (It was, however, posted on other sites a few days in advance, though later than usual).
- Even though Gizmo is with the H.I.V.E., he doesn't get beaten up by the Titans. He probably got caught in the explosion, though.
- This is the first time that Birdarang said something other than his usual, "What's up, fellas?"
- Silkie is not in this episode, and the seagull in front of Titans' Tower is absent.
- Robin keeps referring to his powers in this episode, even though it's usually a common joke that he doesn't possess any powers.
- Beat Box's animation is in 3D while he's walking.
- This is the first time that Robin is the main antagonist of an episode.
- While explaining the concept of a "power move", Cyborg shows the Titans a short video clip featuring Batman and Superman, who combine one of Batman's batarangs and Superman's freeze breath into a power move to defeat Darkseid.
- In the demonstration, Darkseid makes the running sound effect from Scooby Doo.
- When Beast Boy and Cyborg are demonstrating their Power Moves, the design and movements are the same as the 1990's battle arcades.
- The "Centaur Kick" may be a reference to Cyborg riding Beast Boy as a llama in the original Teen Titans episode "Nevermore".
- The "Power Rang" move could be a reference to Cyborg and Robin's "Sonic Boom" move from the original series episode "Divide and Conquer".
- Aquaman is seen on a sign for Fashion Fishy, one of the stores that Robin forces Cyborg into.
- The game Whack-A-Mole is referenced when Cyborg tries to whack Robin with a hammer as he pops out of Cyborg's body.
- Before Beast Boy and Starfire do their power move, Superman's theme and the Man of Steel theme combined can be heard.
- This is the third episode that Raven is seen unhooded or without her cloak. This time, she's seen unhooded. The first was "Laundry Day" and the second was "Meatball Party".
- The talking birdarang from "Books" re-appears here. However, its origin seems to have been made clear in this episode, showing that "Power Moves" was supposed to air before "Books," and was therefore made before "Books" as well.
- This is the second time Cyborg has been shown with his head detached from his body.
- The first time was in "Laundry Day".
- Robin taking off with Cyborg as a jetpack is the exact same way Beast Boy did so in "Colors of Raven".
- When Starfire shoots a starbolt at Beast Boy in his hedgehog form, it's purplish-pink instead of its normal color, green. This also appeared in the previous episode, "Starfire the Terrible." However, her eye-lasers in the Ultimate Titans Move are still green.
- It appears that Cyborg still has a love for pie, as Robin was forcing Cyborg to use his pie-flinging attack from his arm (first seen in "Pie Bros"), along with other actions programmed into his body, such as the steam blowing action ( first seen in "Terra-ized"), and a body brushing action.
- Beast Boy is seen playing the recurring video game Bubble Bots from "Double Trouble" and "Burger vs. Burrito."
- The Justice Java café from "Driver's Ed" returns.
- Cyborg is once again seen playing chess. He previously did so with Robin in "Starliar".
- Beast Boy's exclaim, "Yeeaaaaaaah yeah, boy!" was reused from "Artful Dodgers".
- This is the ninth time Cyborg's head has been detached from his body. ("Laundry Day", "Hey Pizza!", "Gorilla", "Tower Power", "Burger vs. Burrito", "Matched", "Books", "Lazy Sunday")
- Beast Boy says WWE superstar Dwayne 'Rock' Johnson's phrase, "Know your role."
- When Jinx is kicked in the face, it shows her with only one tooth, but in the same scene when she gets smacked, she has all her teeth.
- Also to be noted, Cyborg didn't seem to be concerned when Jinx is hit, despite having a crush on her.
- However, it's possible that Cyborg didn't have a crush on her at the time, or may have known she was able to withstand it.
- Beast Boy was able to kick Jinx accurately, despite not being able to see inside of Cyborg.
- Robin calls out "Batarang Barrage" when he is actually firing birdarangs, as well as the backdrop saying "Birdarang Barrage".
- Robin and Cyborg making some power moves.
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