The Teen Titans are a teenage superhero team created by DC Comics in 1964. Since then, they have made numerous appearances in comic books and television shows, including the Cartoon Network series, Teen Titans Go!.
The Brave and the Bold #54 marked the first ever appearance of the Teen Titans, with the original lineup of Robin, Aqualad, and Kid Flash. However, the series gained a lot more popularity in the 1980s 'cause they added four new Titans- Cyborg, Raven, Beast Boy (then known as Changeling), and Starfire. During the past three decades, countless teenage heroes were initiated and dropped from the team, and the producers couldn't stick to a title; every new remake of the series came out with a new name, too- The New Teen Titans, Tales of the Teen Titans, The New Titans, Titans, and a couple others, with the current Titans under the title of The New 52.
In 2003, Cartoon Network launched a cartoon based off of the 1980s Titans, called Teen Titans. Originally planned to air for four seasons, it made it to five (woah... mark of success there) and concluded in 2006 with the Trouble in Tokyo film/finale.
Seven years later, a spinoff of the original show, holding onto the same cast but with a new animation, is premiered on Cartoon Network, Teen Titans GO!. Even though it isn't that much focused on missions and fighting (serious stuff) like Teen Titans, it' has several comedic and hilarious aspects that have kept it going to this day.
Apart from the Teen Titans GO! squad, there has been over one-hundred twenty (120) other Titans who have (at one point) participated in the team (though not at the same time, of course). Below is a list of all the main Teen Titans characters who have made an appearance in the cartoon. If you want to see the complete lineup, click [here].
- Robin - His determination to be the best at everything makes him a decent (but mostly annoying) leader. No powers, but his fighting skills still help out... a little.
- Starfire - The nice but naive addition to the team. But don't make Starfire mad, she can get pretty violent with her eye beams, starbolts, and such. Nice but vicious.
- Cyborg - His computer-enhanced body gives him an edge over non-cybernetic people, but his laziness kinda nullifies his usefulness in a fight.
- Raven - Her half-demon side contributes to her dark personality. Anything that slightly agitates, or mock her is either banished or crushed by a giant, demonic black fist.
- Beast Boy - Overall, Beast Boy's lack of interest of actually being a hero is a setback to his job (of being a hero), but he still contributes his animal-changing powers, occasionally at least.
- Silkie - The Titans' — especially Starfire's — giant larva pet. He doesn't do much, but the show couldn't be anything without him.
- Little Buddies - All of the Teen Titans' pets and friends, ranging from a dancing boom box to a talking stick. They, somehow, find a way to get this stuff.
- Bumblebee - She is the leader of Titans East, and more importantly, Bumblebee can fly like a butterfly and sting like a bee. Hardcore powers right there.
- Speedy - Naturally, he's Robin’s arch (or archer, since he's a good archer, as a matter of fact) rival. What does he expect, going on a date with Starfire?
- Aqualad - He can move water freely and summon aquatic animals, like his mentor, Aquaman. Also Raven's boyfriend for a short while, but nothing too serious.
- Más y Menos - Two identical, really fast brothers who speak a lot of Spanish. Robin fails pathetically in trying to train them to act like him.
- Terra - An evil spy who infiltrates the team to steal data. She can levitate rocks, convenient for crushing Beast Boy.
- Dr. Light - One of the few villains who is able to befriend and join the Titans, but the guys trying to kill him changes his mind about being with them. Oh, and he's able to shoot light beams, too.
- Jayna - Capable of transforming into any animal (but first she's gotta fist bump her brother Zan unfortunately), Jayna temporarily replaces Beast Boy because of his laziness.
- George Washington - First President of the U.S.A, as well as the temporary leader of the Teen Titans. He can summon a liberty shield, monument bash, just normal president stuff.
- Nibor - Temporarily takes over Robin's job as the team leader because he is the exact opposite of him (which says something about how much the Titans really appreciate Robin...).
- Kid Flash - Can defeat villains in about 1.0057 seconds, attract the girls, and out-beat box anyone. The key components to get hated by Robin.
- Gail - Not too active when it comes to the Titans business, but at one point she confers with Robin to fire Beast Boy from the Titans.
- Zan - Because of his lame power of water transformation, this Wonder Twin gets the honor of being the Titans' receptionist. At least he gets a computer.
- (Beast Boy was also an employee of the Teen Titans for a short while because of his lack of helping. Even as a receptionist, he continues to slack off, which would be expected anyways.)
Teen Titans Trivia
- All the Titans have died several times throughout this series.
- Robin dies 7 times: Ghostboy, Super Robin, Parasite, Real Magic, Salty Codgers, Hot Garbage, Scary Figure Dance.
- Cyborg dies 7 times: Laundry Day, Ghost Boy, Parasite, Starfire the Terrible, Salty Codgers, Hot Garbage, Scary Figure Dance.
- Beast Boy dies 9 times: Ghostboy, Parasite, Starfire the Terrible, Nose Mouth, Nature, Salty Codgers, Sandwich Thief (in the future), Yearbook Madness, Scary Figure Dance.
- Starfire dies 5 times: Ghostboy, Parasite, Salty Codgers, Hot Garbage, Scary Figure Dance.
- Raven dies 5 times: Ghostboy, Parasite, Starfire the Terrible, Hot Garbage, Scary Figure Dance.
- Terra, was a Titan in the original series, almost became a Teen Titan, but was banished to another dimension by Raven.
- Apparently, all the Teen Titans have their own colors that they use throughout the series:
- Dr. Light was going to become a Teen Titan, but almost instantly after joining he was violently beaten up by the male Titans. This made him quit and swear vengeance.
- At the end of the original series, there were 38 official titans. Besides the original Teen Titans team, there was also Titans East, Titans North, Titans South, and Team Titans. There were also 16 honorary Titans.
- All of the Titans like to watch Pretty Pretty Pegasus, especially Raven.
- All of the Titans have "Little Buddies" in which they keep with them in the Tower.
- Despite being heroes, they seem to torture kids as seen in Gorilla and Artful Dodgers.
- It is possible that the other Titans wish that Starfire will say lies like the rest of the them to prevent them from being captured or anything that is endangers to them.