List of Teen Titans characters

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This is a list of the major and minor characters featured in and/or created specifically for the Cartoon Network and Kids' WB animated series Teen Titans and related properties.

Primary Titans[edit]

Robin[edit]

Although he is the only one of the group without any superpowers, by virtue of his heroic experience and reputation, Robin is the highly disciplined leader of the Teen Titans. As elaborated upon in the "Go" episode,[1] Robin forms the group after aiding Starfire in her escape from captivity, with the help of Beast Boy, Cyborg, and Raven. Prior to this, he left his mentor (who, though not mentioned by name, is heavily implied to be Batman), in an effort to make it on their own as crime-fighters.

Starfire[edit]

Starfire (as translated into English) is a humanoid alien female from a planet called Tamaran. As learned in the episode "Betrothed,"[2] her real name and title is Princess Koriand'r. In the events of "Go,"[1] Starfire arrives on Earth while escaping captivity from Lord Trogaar, an alien overlord intending to sell her into slavery to what she calls "The Citadel." She creates mass havoc on an Earth city in an effort to break free from her restraints, arousing the ire of crime-fighters Robin, Beast Boy and Cyborg. Raven later appears to convince the boys to settle the dispute peacefully, and the friendship between the five grows from there. After dispatching the alien invaders, Starfire chooses to stay on Earth with her newfound friends.

Cyborg[edit]

Once known as Victor Stone, he becomes a deformed mesh of flesh and machine following an unelaborated "accident" that caused more than half of his body to be replaced with cybernetic implants. His condition is virtually impossible to disguise, though he attempts to do so in the beginning by covering much of his body with heavy clothing and a hooded sweatshirt. His neighborhood falls under attack when Starfire appears on planet Earth in the "Go" episode of the series,[1] and as such, he comes to the aid of Robin and Beast Boy in their tussle with the hostile alien.

Beast Boy[edit]

A former member of the Doom Patrol, Beast Boy leaves the group in an effort to become a solo superhero; by sheer happenstance stemming from Lord Trogaar's pursuit of Starfire, he finds himself joining a new team of heroes: the Teen Titans. His early training under the tutelage of the Doom Patrol is highly disciplined and militarized, leading him to address more experienced heroes as "Sir" in the beginning. As time wears on, he would become less serious and acts as the merry prankster and comic relief of the Teen Titans. In the two-part episode "Homecoming,"[3][4] his real name is revealed to be "Garfield," as in Garfield Logan

Raven[edit]

Raven is usually depicted with a stoic expression on her face, and as somewhat of a stereotypical, apathetic "goth." Raven wears a blue hooded shroud which casts a shadow over much of her face, and a black leotard decorated with a belt. She has fair skin, violet-blue eyes, and a bob-cut hairstyle, with a mystical Chakra stone in the middle of her forehead. Shrouded in mystery even from her debut appearance, little is known about Raven and her past, and she is emotionally distant even from her fellow Titans much of the time, with only a few instances to the contrary. It is later discovered that this is intentional, due to the grave secrets Raven is carrying with her throughout the series.

Raven's chief powers are her flight, a studious mastery of magical powers, and her telekinetic and psychokinetic abilities, with her mind empowering her to manipulate and levitate objects enclosed in dark mystical energy. This ability often comes about after chanting the incantation "Azarath Metrion Zinthos", allowing her to make use of her powers in a myriad of forms (including but not limited to: forcefields, energy shields, means of teleportation, and in more extreme and unpredictable cases, manipulation of time, movement of larger masses such as skyscrapers, astral projection, and using said energy to destroy objects). Apart from the psychokinetic energy she wields, Raven is also a master of Extra-Sensory Perception, able to sense and read the minds of others.

Honorary Titans[edit]

Aqualad[edit]

Aqualad makes his debut in the episode "Deep Six,"[5] employing the help of the Teen Titans in defeating an Atlantean criminal named Trident. He butts heads with Beast Boy in the course of that episode as he feels shown up by the impressive young Atlantean, but in their battles with—and victory over—Trident, Beast Boy and Aqualad make peace by the episode's end. He returns in "Wavelength,"[6] needing the Titans' help to take out Brother Blood's second undersea H.I.V.E. Headquarters (with the help of Bumblebee, who was a H.I.V.E. double agent on Aqualad's behalf). Following Blood's escape, they give chase and track him to Steel City, where he and Bumblebee form the Titans East. He later falls prey to Blood's mind control, turning on appointed leader Cyborg and does battle with Titans Central; he is freed after Cyborg defeats Brother Blood in the final battle, and stays on with Titans East.

Argent[edit]

Argent is a female Honorary Titan who first appears during the events of "Calling All Titans."[7] Deputized by Starfire while walling off a fractured dam, she is soon attacked and captured by the Brotherhood's General Immortus and flash-frozen at their headquarters in Paris. She is later freed and takes part in the final battle of "Titans Together,"[8] briefly seen in the background fighting Johnny Rancid, and is standing near the foreground at the episode's conclusion when the World Titans are summoned to stop Doctor Light. Prior to her official appearances in the aforementioned episodes, Argent also appears via cameo in the "Lightspeed" episode,[9] briefly displayed upon the H.I.V.E. Five's computer monitor.

Bumblebee[edit]

Bumblebee is first seen as a H.I.V.E. student, but is later revealed to have been a spy in the organization working in league with Aqualad. As she reveals in a staged fight with Cyborg, she is unable to fall under Brother Blood's hypnotic influence, commenting "there's not a man alive that can tell me what to do." She later becomes a founding member of Titans East, convincing Cyborg to become the team's leader, when in fact it turns out to be an elaborate trap staged by Blood when she falls back under his control—though she appeared to be the only one of the group able to occasionally slip free. After Blood is defeated, Cyborg steps down from Titans East, making Bumblebee the new leader.

Bushido[edit]

Bushido is a young silent Japanese swordsman, who is made an Honorary Titan by his American counterpart to fend off an incursion by the Brotherhood of Evil, which is preparing to mount an assault on young heroes. In the events of "Calling All Titans,"[7] he is defeated and captured, and ultimately flash-frozen by Professor Chang, along with much of the other Titans before an audience of the Brotherhood and their villainous deputies.

Gnarrk[edit]

Gnarrk (guh-nark) is the caveman friend of Kole seen in the "Kole" episode.[10] He is given his name due to the fact that it is the only thing he can say or understand. A primal predecessor of contemporary human beings, he has an abnormal level of agility and strength. When Kole activates her crystallization powers, Gnarrk is able to use her body to great effect as a bludgeoning tool, or as a weapon against enemies.

Herald[edit]

Herald is a young hooded African-American boy who is made an Honorary Titan in the wake of the Brotherhood's efforts to seek and destroy the next generation of superheroes on Earth. He is one of the few Titan-affiliated heroes that manages to evade capture, and partners with fellow survivors Beast Boy, Más, Pantha, and Jericho. The five succeed in infiltrating the Brotherhood's fortress in Paris and ultimately freeing the captured heroes; Herald himself is called upon to save everyone when the Brain, forced into retreat, triggers a massive bomb designed to take out the entire complex.

Hot Spot[edit]

First featured in the Master of Games' Tournament of Heroes in "Winner Take All,"[11] Hot Spot is a pyrokinetic young hero who is made an Honorary Titan in the wake of the Master of Games' defeat. In his normal state, he has the appearance of a teenaged African-American male, but when employing his heat-based superpowers, he becomes a humanoid embodiment of fire.

Jericho[edit]

  • Voice Actor: None

Jericho is another Honorary Titan that, alongside Herald, is summoned to the Titans' rendezvous point after the Brotherhood conducts their search-and-capture campaign on the team members across the globe. Jericho is a gentle and kindly albeit mute blonde boy with the ability to possess his enemies, thereby taking full control of their bodies, memories and abilities; the only evidence of which is the black eyes with hollow green irises the victims assume from Jericho's gaze once they become subsumed.

Jinx[edit]

An agile sorceress with a mastery of hexes brought to rival Raven's magical skills, Jinx is a pink-haired, cat-eyed teen girl that uses a form of black magic to bring about "bad luck"-themed attacks, such as by crumbling the ground beneath opponents or causing structures to collapse around them. She is often portrayed as the leader and battle coordinator of any H.I.V.E.-affiliated group.

She becomes enamored with the flirtatious Kid Flash, thereby parting ways with the H.I.V.E. altogether and joining the Teen Titans in their battle with the Brotherhood in the climax of "Titans Together."[8]

She, alongside Sergeant H.I.V.E., officially joins the Teen Titans in an issue of the accompanying comic book series Teen Titans Go! and she also becomes Kid Flash's official girlfriend with them sharing an official kiss in issue #53.

Kid Flash[edit]

Debuting in "Lightspeed,"[9] Kid Flash, once the sidekick of the elder Flash and the self-proclaimed "Fastest Boy Alive," appears as a thorn in the side of the freshly formed H.I.V.E. Five, composed of H.I.V.E. alums Mammoth, See-More, Kyd Wykked, Billy Numerous, Gizmo, and Jinx. He later finds himself captured by the H.I.V.E. Five, but manages to escape by vibrating through his cell bars; he is then relentlessly pursued by the Brotherhood's Madame Rouge, but narrowly manages to get away. Once the Brotherhood of Evil launches its full assault on the world's young heroes, Kid Flash is able to avoid capture; he later arrives to participate in the final battle, helping the World Titans defeat the Brotherhood with the help of a new ally: Jinx, with whom Kid Flash had been flirting with for some time. In the accompanying comic book series, Teen Titans Go! he becomes Jinx's official boyfriend with both of them sharing an official kiss in issue #53 Wacky Wednesday/Hot & Cold.

Killowat[edit]

  • Voice Actor: None

Killowat is an Honorary Titan with a command over electricity. Only featured a few times in the series, Killowat is a young male with luminescent electric-blue skin, glowing irisless white eyes, and tattoo-like magenta streaks of lightning lining his torso, arms, and a single bolt atop his head in place of hair.

Kole[edit]

Featured in the episode which bears her name,[10] Kole is a young pink-haired girl living with her caveman friend Gnarrk beneath an ice-mass in the North Pole. She is able to crystallize herself as a defense mechanism thereby rendering her indestructible, allowing her partner Gnarrk to use her diamond-hard body as a weapon against aggressors. In the climax of the "Kole" episode, she uses this power to focus and amplify one of Starfire's Star Bolts through her body to help the Teen Titans defeat Dr. Light.

Más y Menos[edit]

Debuting in the two-part episode "Titans East,"[12][13] Más y Menos are superpowered twin brothers from Guatemala that join Bumblebee, Speedy and Aqualad in the newly formed Titans East. They generate different polarities of bio-electromagnetism that, once combined, give the duo super-speed. This power can only work once the two brothers make physical contact with each other, and as such, they are inseparable.

Melvin, Timmy, Teether, and Bobby[edit]

Melvin, Timmy, and Teether comprise a trio of pre-adolescent children targeted by the Brotherhood of Evil for their fledgling superpowers. They first appear in "Hide and Seek."[14]

Melvin, the only girl in the group and the eldest of the three, has the ability to mentally spawn a giant animated teddy bear named Bobby. Timmy (the second oldest) throws temper tantrums which induce earthquakes and sonic booms, and Teether (the baby) can eat any form of matter and spit them out like bullets. Raven is assigned to protect them from Monsieur Mallah who is hunting them down on the Brotherhood's behalf, but the children (and Bobby) manage to take him down on their own. As a reward, they are made Honorary Titans.

Bobby is Melvin's "imaginary friend," which happens to be a giant, menacing teddy bear that she can physically manifest from her mind; his powers include super-strength, powerful clawed paws, super leaping abilities, and invisibility. Bobby mainly uses his invisibility to hide from people he fears or doesn't trust, which leads to Rocka And Gwen disbelieving in him for most of the episode, rather believing that Melvin's power was poorly-controlled telekinesis.

Pantha[edit]

Pantha is another Honorary Titan who had been targeted by the Brotherhood of Evil; in spite of their best efforts, she manages to prevent her capture. She partners with Beast Boy, Jericho, Herald, and Más (of Más y Menos) in order to free their captured comrades. Pantha also proves useful as being bilingual; speaking both Spanish and English, she translates Más' instructions as he guides the group to where the frozen Titans are being held in the Brotherhood's fortress.

Red Star[edit]

Red Star first appears in "Snow Blind,"[15] rescuing an unconscious Starfire from a bitter snowstorm. He is found to be living in a quarantined facility in complete isolation from the rest of civilization. Red Star, also addressed in the episode as Cpt. Kovar, is seen as an older Russian teen boy with an impressive well-toned physique, reddish-brown hair and irisless green eyes.

Speedy[edit]

Formerly the sidekick to the Green Arrow, the red-headed Speedy debuts in "Winner Take All"[11] competing in the Master of Games' Tournament of Heroes. He and Robin make it to the finals, where Speedy narrowly loses. Once Robin discovers the Master of Games' plot to steal the losers' powers and abilities, he does battle with the Master, ultimately freeing Speedy who helps dispatch him with an arrow to his amulet. He is then made an Honorary Titan, and later joins the Titans East.

Terra[edit]

Debuting in the episode which bears her name,[16] Terra is a super-powered teenage girl with terrakinetic abilities; she is able to telekinetically control the very ground beneath her feet, often preferring to use rocks and boulders as projectiles, as well as a vehicular means of travel. She is a slim and pale blonde-haired, blue-eyed girl of unknown origins, and lives a nomadic lifestyle in the wilderness, constantly moving around. She eventually comes to settle in the coastal hometown of the Teen Titans.

Upon meeting the team, she quickly forms a bond with them, leading to their offer of Terra becoming the Teen Titans' newest member. Her bond is strongest with Beast Boy, with whom a complicated romantic relationship forms. Beast Boy is the first to discover that Terra has trouble controlling her powers, which he is then sworn to secrecy not to reveal to anyone. During a confrontation with the Titans' nemesis Slade, he reveals that he had been stalking her for years and knows that Terra's lack of control had caused a number of natural disasters across the globe, thereby explaining why Terra never stays in one place for too long; convinced that the Titans would shun her once this knowledge becomes public, Slade offers to train her in using her abilities before he escapes capture. Robin later deduces Terra's instability, and—incorrectly believing that Beast Boy had revealed their secret—she leaves the Titans and disappears.

Terra later reunites with the Titans with more of a control over her powers, and earns the trust of the team after helping to save their home in "Titan Rising."[17] However, Slade's forces would later launch a surprise attack on a defenseless Titans Tower while Terra spends a night out with an unknowing Beast Boy; having followed the two, Slade reveals that Terra had become his new apprentice, and had been acting as a double agent sabotaging the team since her return. A brokenhearted Beast Boy spurns her apologies, fueling a hate-filled Terra to decimate the team in the Part 1 episode of "Aftershock."[18] In part 2, the Titans regroup to retake the besieged city, leading to her thrashing by Slade after she is forced into retreat. With Slade in control of her body by way of her battle suit, she finds herself unable to leave and fights the Titans against her will. With the help of Beast Boy and the other Titans, she regains control of her powers and triggers an underground volcano that kills Slade; however, the volcano rages out of control, and to prevent it from destroying the city above ground, she sacrifices herself to stop it from erupting——she succeeds in extinguishing the volcano with her powers, but is turned to stone as a result. The Titans pay tribute to the lifeless Terra with a memorial plaque, which reads "Terra—A Teen Titan, A True Friend."[19]

Terra is seemingly reincarnated in the series finale, "Things Change."[20] Following the Titans' hometown return after their longtime battle with The Brotherhood of Evil, they do battle with an adaptoid creature; giving chase, Beast Boy suddenly notices a blonde blue-eyed girl resembling Terra standing amongst the crowd of onlooking civilians. Then, the lifeless stone statue of Terra in the base of Slade's old headquarters is now missing, leading Beast Boy to believe that she had somehow been revived while they were away. Beast Boy tracks her down only to find that she has no memory of the Titans, nor does she have any superpowers; she is never even addressed as "Terra" by anyone other than Beast Boy in the final episode. At the episode's end, she eventually explains to Beast Boy that, even if she is indeed the Terra he once knew, she only wants to lead a normal life and convinces him to move on.

Teen Titans Go![edit]

In an issue of the Teen Titans comic book following the events of the series' final episode, Geo-Force—Terra's superhero half-brother—makes an appearance in which he reveals that Terra, like he, is a member of the Markovian Royal Family that fled their home nation after they were both subjected to forced experimentation with a fictitious chemical called Quixium that gave them both geocentric, earth-manipulating superpowers. This issue sheds light on where Terra came from, in addition to the source of her powers. Geo-Force is later convinced to allow Terra to live without her superpowers in peace, and leaves without ever reuniting with her.

Thunder & Lightning[edit]

Thunder & Lightning are the first Honorary Titans to appear in the series; they debut in "Forces Of Nature,"[21] and are a twosome of brothers that are the living incarnations of their respective namesakes. They arrive from the clouds, wreaking havoc on the city in which the Teen Titans live; Beast Boy later deduces that the duo is not evil, but rather misunderstood—they display their destructive powers in acts that they perceive as innocent fun, and battle the Titans on occasion, seeing the challenge as mere roughhousing. The two are later manipulated into creating a fire creature by Slade, who is in the guise of an old Asian shaman; however, the two learn the error of their ways thanks to Beast Boy (himself, a polarizing prankster), and they go on to become heroes allied with the Titans.

Tramm[edit]

Aqualad's engineer, mechanic and friend, Tramm helps the Titans fix their battle-damaged T-Sub in the episode "Deep Six."[5] He speaks in an indecipherable undersea language and has the appearance of a short, anthropomorphic anchovy. In direct combat, he can increase his size and strength, much like a pufferfish.

Wildebeest[edit]

First appearing as a competitor in the Master of Games' alleged Tournament of Heroes in the "Winner Take All" episode,[11] Wildebeest is a hulking, humanoid Chimera of his namesake; though his personal level of coherence, intelligence and even hygiene is of a questionable degree, he is formidable for wielding a bestial level of strength and agility. Wildebeest is made an Honorary Titan following the Master's defeat at the hands of the tournament winner, Robin, alongside Hot Spot and Speedy.

Wonder Girl[edit]

  • Voice Actor: None

Wonder Girl—the sidekick counterpart to Wonder Woman and once a founding member of the Teen Titans—was denied inclusion to the main cast of the animated series due to licensing issues which barred her portrayal at the time of production;[22] as a result, Wonder Girl never appears nor is she ever referred to in the course of much of the series.[23][24] Nonetheless, Wonder Girl is featured in cleverly hidden cameos in the show's final season; she is seen as a blue-eyed young girl with dark hair put up into a ponytail, wearing a pair of gold star-shaped earrings.

Allies[edit]

Brushogun[edit]

Seen only in Teen Titans: Trouble in Tokyo,[25] Brushogun was formerly a Tokyo artist who fell in love with a woman he drew. He used Japanese black magic to bring her to life, and it worked, but he was cursed by the magic, turned into a monstrous being with the ability to create live ink drawings.

The Doom Patrol[edit]

Only appearing in the two-part "Homecoming" episode which began the animated series' final season,[3][4] The Doom Patrol is a paramilitary unit of superheroes, locked in a long-standing battle against The Brotherhood of Evil. One of their former members is the Teen Titan Beast Boy, who had become estranged from the team years before.

Elasti-Girl[edit]

The lone female member of the team, Elasti-Girl has the ability to expand her body thereby rendering her to giant size; though it consequently makes her an easier target that is harder to miss, an attack as benign as a foot stomp can level an entire field of enemies merely from the shock wave.

Mento[edit]

Mento is the leader and battle coordinator of the Doom Patrol. His uniform signifies as such by way of a yellow lightning-bolt symbol on its chest. Amplified by the helmet atop his head, Mento's super-abilities stem from his formidable mental powers, ranging from telekinesis and mind-reading to quick-acting hypnotic suggestion.

Negative Man[edit]

Heavily bandaged throughout his body, Negative Man has the power of astral projection; able to separate his soul from his body, his "negative self" has targeted intangibility: enemies cannot harm him while in this state, though he can physically interact—often to devastating effect—with solid objects and people. However, this separation ability can only work for a limited time; extended periods of the spirit and body being separated could run the risk of "becoming dangerously permanent."

Robot Man[edit]

Robot Man is a towering metal robotic vessel housing a still-living human brain; as such, he has incredibly devastating strength and is practically invulnerable to harm. However, still capable of free thought, Robot Man is headstrong and reckless, often preferring to charge headlong into battle than defer to stealth.

Fixit[edit]

Fixit is a cyborg hermit who has the power to control machines with his mind. When Cyborg's power cell fails during a battle with Mumbo in "The Sum of His Parts," Fixit takes him to his underground home to be repaired. However, his repairs are actually aimed to remove Cyborg's human parts, which Fixit believes are inferior. After he attempts to download Cyborg's memories, he is overwhelmed by emotion in seeing Cyborg's human recollections of the world outside. The Titans find Cyborg in time for him to explain to Fixit what it really means to be human; Fixit understands this, and Cyborg offers to help him return to a life with a more human existence.[26]

Larry[edit]

Nosyarg Kcid, a.k.a. Larry, is Robin's Bat-Mite-like counterpart from another dimension. His right index finger has the power to bend reality, and he uses it to watch Robin and his adventures. He enters the Titans' dimension to help fix Robin's broken arm, but fails to do so. He breaks his own finger during a scuffle with Robin as he keeps insisting on helping him; as a result, his reality-warping power is unleashed upon the city, changing it first into an embodiment of a child-drawn picture, and later into a dark, demonic domain when Titans foe Johnny Rancid seizes the power for himself. After Larry's finger is repaired and all is brought back to normal, he returns to his own dimension, but not before Robin offers him the chance to fix his broken arm one last time. He succeeds, but accidentally leaves Robin stranded in a blank, white space in the process.

Sarasim[edit]

Sarasim is a warrior princess from an ancient time; the year is indicated as 3000 B.C., 5,000 years from the present day in the series' canon. Her tribe, which is under siege from a horde of monsters, is saved when Cyborg appears to defeat them in the "Cyborg the Barbarian" episode.[27]

Silkie[edit]

Silkie (originally named "Larva M-319") is one of the many mutant larvae created by Killer Moth as part of his scheme to take over the city in "Date With Destiny."[28] When he was stopped by the Teen Titans, Beast Boy bonded with one of the larvae, naming him "Silkie," and secretly kept him as a pet at Titans Tower.

Central villains[edit]

Slade[edit]

The most enduring of all of the Teen Titans' enemies, this mysterious malefactor has relentlessly stalked the Titans since the series premiere episode "Final Exam."[29] Only seen in shadow for much of the first season, he allows for his identity to be compromised by the defeated agents of the H.I.V.E. Academy, which initiates the team's hunt for the man known only to them as "Slade". The hunt affects team leader Robin the most, driving him mad in the search of his motives.

Blackfire[edit]

Blackfire is the elder sister of Starfire and her rival to the throne of their home world of Tamaran. She is also a wanted criminal.


The H.I.V.E. Academy[edit]

The H.I.V.E. Academy is a secret campus for a rogue's gallery of superpowered teenagers, all being trained to become master criminals. The school has also been called the H.A.E.Y.P., which is short for "H.I.V.E. Academy for Extraordinary Young People."

Heads[edit]

Brother Blood[edit]

Brother Blood is a cult leader who takes control over the H.I.V.E. Academy after the Headmistress turns up missing; his power is based mainly on his ability to manipulate others through mind control, bending large groups of people to his will. Aside from pure hypnosis, his mind can create vivid hallucinations, and he also boasts both a vast intelligence and a photographic memory. Blood's mental powers also allow him to interfere with radio signals and block the powers of other empaths like Aqualad; they also greatly enhance his own physical abilities: Blood is deceptively strong and quick with supernaturally high reflexes, allowing him to walk across water, pierce and rip steel with his bare hands, and channel a psychokinetic energy used to teleport or to fire offensively as bolts of lightning and force blasts.

H.I.V.E. Headmistress[edit]

The Headmistress of the H.I.V.E. Academy in the first season, she commissions the services of her top graduates Gizmo, Jinx, and Mammoth out to the top bidder, who turns out to be the yet-to-be-identified Slade, in the episode "Final Exam."[30] Slade then hires the H.I.V.E. trio to defeat the Teen Titans, which they succeed in doing temporarily until the Titans later regroup to defeat them. She tells Slade that she will "discipline" them when they are retrieved from the authorities, only for Slade to reveal that he had never expected her team to succeed in their mission—only in "delivering the message" that he exists and is watching them.

Students[edit]

Gizmo[edit]

An impish young boy with a genius-level intellect who is armed with a mechanized backpack that generates multiple devices, gadgets and weapons. Gizmo is also a well-versed computer hacker and inventor, and typically uses these skills against Cyborg in some way, exploiting his robotic weaknesses in any number of episodes, even when called upon by the Titans to help save Cyborg's life in the "Crash" episode.[31] Gizmo was also a short-lived Honorary Titan following the events of "Winner Take All,"[11] but was quickly stripped of that distinction.

Mammoth[edit]

A hulking bestial male with mane-like hair, feral fangs, and superhuman strength. He is brought into the original H.I.V.E. trio as a counterweight to Beast Boy. The genetically modified Mammoth is the least intelligent member of this clique and is mainly used for his brawn and raw power in the execution of H.I.V.E. crimes. In spite of this, he tends to be easily defeated by the Titans in most of the episodes in which he appears.

Billy Numerous[edit]

Billy Numerous is a minor villain and was once a student at the H.I.V.E. Academy; like many of the H.I.V.E. characters, Billy Numerous first appears in the cafeteria scene of the "Deception" episode.[32] His power is self-duplication, and he is known to brag about his crime sprees to his only friends: his own clones. He wears a skintight red bodysuit with a division symbol on its chest (it is possible that he derives his multiplication powers from the suit itself), and speaks with a rural Southern drawl.

Kyd Wykkyd[edit]

Kyd Wykkyd is a silent, bat-costumed male student at the H.I.V.E. Academy with the ability to teleport, first seen in "Deception."[32] After Cyborg and the Titans destroyed the H.I.V.E. and the various students went on to become renegade villains, Wykkyd joined the H.I.V.E. Five at some point before "Lightspeed."[9] Although giving off a dark and demonic demeanor, it's shown in "Lightspeed" he's slightly childish; wanting to build a pillow fort with his teammates and joining them to hide behind Jinx when Madame Rouge arrives at their base. Nevertheless, his teleportation powers and razor-ended cape are shown in good use during battle.

Private H.I.V.E.[edit]

Private H.I.V.E. is the eponymous villain from the H.I.V.E. Academy with a military demeanor who uses a hexagonal shield with the H.I.V.E.'s logo plastered upon it for attack and defense; he seems partial to throwing his shield in the style of a discus, much like Captain America. He appears to be modeled after The Guardian and says "sir" at the end of almost every sentence.

See-More[edit]

See-More is a minor villain from the H.I.V.E. Academy who joins the H.I.V.E. Five in the events prior to "Mother Mae-Eye."[33] His powers stem from a variety of interchangeable colored eyeballs which are accessible via a dial in his helmet; each eyeball is equipped with a unique function or attack, such as multi-vision, X-Ray vision, hypnosis, projection of eye-shaped bubbles, laser beams, and balloon-based flight. Like many of the H.I.V.E. characters, See-More first appears in the cafeteria scene of the "Deception" episode.[32]

Trigon[edit]

Trigon The Terrible (alternatively identified by the name Scath) is the ancient demon king of an alternate dimension with a wrath feared throughout galaxies. It is later revealed that Trigon is the evil biological father of Raven.

The Brotherhood of Evil[edit]

The Brotherhood of Evil is a secret society of supervillains dedicated to total world domination. They are the main enemies of Beast Boy's former unit of superheroes, the Doom Patrol.

Members[edit]

The Brain[edit]

The Brotherhood's leader. As suggested by the name, he is a disembodied human brain preserved in a robotic cylinder to keep it alive, only able to communicate via a voice box built in its chassis. The chassis itself is framed by the design of a sinister-looking skull. Apart from The Brain's genius level intellect, he appears to have a degree of psychokinetic powers channeled by and through his robotic shell.

General Immortus[edit]

As implied by his name, General Immortus is an ancient military commander who is knowledgeable in every combat strategy ever conceived, mainly by being involved in every major battle in history personally. Immortus even comments on teaching many of history's best minds of war; in the "Homecoming" episode,[3][4] he refers to Sun Tsu—the Chinese military philosopher and author of The Art of War—as one of his "finest students." Immortus has command over armies of both human and robot soldiers, and often uses them as part of a larger plot in executing attacks. He is frozen by the Teen Titans at the end of "Titans Together."[8]

Madame Rouge[edit]

Madame Rouge, though appearing mainly as a black-haired Russian female dressed in red (in fact, one rough translation of her name is "The Lady in Red"), is a malleable shape-shifter with the ability to stretch and contort her body in any way she sees fit; she is most lethal for being able to fully assume the appearances of other people, able to mimic them with little means of detection. She nearly defeats Kid Flash simply by pursuing and pummeling him into exhaustion, but later succeeds in taking down Hot Spot, taking his likeness as the Titans arrive to pass along a communicator to him. In possession of a Titans Communicator, the Brotherhood is able to coordinate their strikes against the team.

Monsieur Mallah[edit]

Monsieur Mallah is a hyper-intelligent African gorilla capable of human speech who develops many of the Doomsday Devices used by the Brotherhood. Mallah is also adept at using weapons, such as grenades and a laser-firing minigun, in conjunction with his bestial strength. Mallah is extremely loyal to his master and is his trusted confidant. It is he who suggests that they escape when the Titans begin to regroup against them, but their retreat is thwarted by Robin and Beast Boy; he is beaten by Beast Boy (who himself has morphed into a gorilla to fight him), and is the second-to-last Brotherhood member to be subjected to the freezing machine in "Titans Together."[8]

Other villains[edit]

André LeBlanc[edit]

André LeBlanc is a French jewel thief that debuts in "For Real".[34] He later joins the Brotherhood of Evil.[8]

Cinderblock[edit]

Debuting in the series premiere episode "Divide and Conquer,"[29] Cinderblock is a living monolithic stone idol with limited intelligence, but near-unstoppable strength. He is named as such due to the several panels on his body–particularly his forearms, the sides of his head, and the center of his chest–which bear a likeness to his namesake. Cinderblock is featured multiple times in the series as a secondary villain.

Commander Uehara Daizo[edit]

Commander Uehara Daizo appears as the main antagonist in the feature-length Teen Titans film, Teen Titans: Trouble in Tokyo.[25] He is Tokyo's police commander, and the commander of the Tokyo Troopers, which he secretly uses Brushogun in creating. It turns out that Daizo's goal is to discredit the Teen Titans as heroes, as his own heroic reputation became diminished as the Titans' exploits become internationally known. To this end, Daizo effectively enslaves Brushogun to create criminals for him to capture, to create the Tokyo Troopers to act as his personal army, and to create the various supervillains (which include Saico-Tek, Mecha-Boi, Nya-Nya, Scarface, Timoko and others) to do battle with the Teen Titans.

Control Freak[edit]

Control Freak is an overweight supervillain and movie fanatic, notorious for using a nuclear super-powered remote control to warp reality to suit his movie-inspired images. He first appears in the episode "Fear Itself"[35] causing a disturbance in a movie rental outlet, angry over a non-mutual trivial dispute with the cashier regarding a sci-fi television series. The remote he self-designed is his only true source of power (sans a few movie-inspired weapons, such as a Star Trek-like Phaser gun and a quad-bladed Lightsaber culled from Star Wars and a variety of weaponry specially built to counter each member of the Titans only to be thwarted by having to face the differently-powered East Coast Titans whom he later tests with scenarios that involve even more machinery of his design); however, he rarely uses his intellect to accomplish anything meaningful, instead preferring to hype himself into superiority through television, the Internet, or by committing crimes in the hopes of garnering mass respect as a super-villain.

Ding Dong Daddy[edit]

in the "Revved Up" episode,[36] Ding Dong Daddy is a large 1950s-style street racer who forces Robin to compete in a cross-country race against himself and a number of foes from the Titans' rogues gallery; the prize, a briefcase containing what is only identified as "Robin's most prized possession." Leading the majority of the race in his undersized Hot Rod, Ding Dong Daddy ultimately finishes in second place to Robin. Having won the race, Robin reclaims his briefcase from Ding Dong Daddy. It is never revealed how Ding Dong Daddy acquired Robin's briefcase, nor what is actually inside.

Dr. Light[edit]

A recurring secondary villain in the series, Dr. Light—as his name implies—is a normal, powerless man who is often in use of a battle suit with offensive-capability light-energy weapons. While the most common offensive use of his suits are the firing of laser beams, he can also generate tangible solid objects from light such as laser whips, fireballs, trapping orbs, and forcefields.

Fang[edit]

Fang is a mutant; he is human from the neck down, but has a giant four-legged spider in place of a head. The legs of his spider head have the ability to move at fast speeds and jump vast distances, while the head itself is capable of firing sticky webs and paralysis-inflicting venom beams.

Killer Moth[edit]

Debuting in "Date With Destiny,"[28] Killer Moth is an evil lepidopterist with command over swarms of large mutated moths that are capable of eating through anything. He is also presumably a human-moth hybrid himself; dressed in a moth-like body armor complete with razor-sharp claws and a pair of wings, he has an elevated level of speed, strength and reflexes, has the ability to adhere to walls, as well as limited flight and hovering capabilities. In the series, Killer Moth is the father of Kitten, the breeder of Titans mascot Silkie, and may have had a hand in the creation of Kitten's mutant boyfriend, Fang.

Kitten[edit]

Kitten is the spoiled and bratty daughter of Killer Moth and the girlfriend of Fang. She first appears in the episode "Date With Destiny,"[28] when Fang breaks up with her for unexplained reasons. Not wanting to attend the junior prom alone, she talks her father into threatening the city with a large swarm of mutant moths to force Robin to become her date, which instigated a fight between Fang and Robin, and then between Kitten and a jealous Starfire. It would be revealed that Kitten secretly had control of the moth's release trigger concealed in her corsage, but she, Fang, and Killer Moth are ultimately apprehended and jailed; as she is loaded into the police truck, she angrily screams that "Robbie-Poo" would pay for dumping her. Later on, the trio would appear as members of the Brotherhood of Evil; Kitten, riding atop a giant mutant moth and wielding a laser whip, confronts and defeats Starfire in "Calling All Titans,"[7] but it is later revealed that Starfire had escaped. Before attacking Starfire, Kitten swipes her communicator and uses it to taunt her former beau, Robin. Unlike Fang and Killer Moth, she didn't participate in the final battle of "Titans Together."

Mad Mod[edit]

Mad Mod is a psychedelic red-headed British villain with the mannerisms of a strict schoolmarm, whose root source of power comes from his ruby-tipped cane. It is later revealed that Mod is actually an old man who is given to the use of holograms of his younger self. He is also formidable for his use of hypnotic suggestion which has a stupefying and lobotomizing effect on its victims.

Mother Mae-Eye[edit]

Mother Mae-Eye is a haggish witch with candy-themed magical powers and a mass-produced army of gingerbread cookie soldiers. In her human form, she appears as a plump, rosy-cheeked and kindly woman dressed in a red, white and pink outfit, but she is actually a three-eyed, ugly, wart-nosed witch capable of growing and shrinking in size. Mae-Eye feeds on the "sweet, nourishing affection" of her victims; she then traps and bakes them within a gigantic pie in a giant potbelly stove under the guise of their "5:00 bedtime" when their love reaches its maximum. She becomes angered when her victims either come out of the spell on their own, or refuse to eat her pies; in addition to the pies, she is armed with a magical wooden spoon that she uses for most of her fantastical powers. She is named after the children's game "Mother May I?."

Mumbo[edit]

The Amazing Mumbo is a turquoise-skinned magician whose powers are largely based on stage magic feats; Robin describes him as a "former stage magician now employing his skills for theft and mayhem." It would appear that Mumbo is designed as a pastiche of Freakazoid and The Joker. He is actually an old man, but uses the wand to give himself youth, turquoise skin, white hair, and magic powers usually summoned through stereotypical magic words and phrases such as "Abracadabra," "Alakazam," "Open Sesame," "Hocus Pocus," and "Mumbo Jumbo." He seems to be jealous of Raven's magical abilities.

Overload[edit]

Overload is a roughly humanoid electric monster with a red-and-black circuit board at its core. It harnesses a series of electrical attacks and the ability to control and manipulate electric-powered machinery, but as the creature is composed largely of electricity, it is extremely vulnerable to water.

Plasmus[edit]

Debuting in the series premiere episode "Divide and Conquer,"[29] Plasmus is featured multiple times in the series as a secondary villain. As revealed in this episode, Plasmus is a normal human being for as long as he is in a state of sleep; whenever awakened, he metamorphosizes into a mindless, shape-shifting monstrous creature composed of a protoplasmic mud-like slime that has an insatiable appetite for toxic waste and raw sewage.

Professor Chang[edit]

Professor Chang is a mad scientist who runs an underground smuggling operation providing illegal services for higher-tier villains. He has several workers helping him, but they all wear suits and helmets which hide their faces, and they never speak.

Red X[edit]

Debuting in the "Masks" episode,[37] Red X was a mysterious ghost-like master thief stealing valuable computer chips that Slade had expressed interest in obtaining. He proved to be a highly formidable adversary to the Titans in their attempts to stop him, for Red X seemed able to exploit the weaknesses of each individual Titan with little effort.

Saico-Tek[edit]

A supporting villain from the Teen Titans: Trouble In Tokyo movie,[25] Saico-Tek is a high-tech Japanese ninja; he bears a modest resemblance to Tiger Mask, and is most distinguishable by his half-cyan, half-magenta body armor. He wields and generates any number of high-tech ninja weapons, including a rocket-propelled jet pack, nunchucks, exploding throwing stars and smoke bombs, many of which take after Saico-Tek's cyan-magenta color scheme.

Trident[edit]

Trident is an Atlantean criminal armed with the mystical weapon of his namesake, first appearing as the main villain of the "Deep Six" episode.[5]

Recurring Characters[edit]

Arella[edit]

Featured only once in the episode "The Prophecy,"[38] Arella is revealed to be Raven's biological mother, having conceived her with the demonic Trigon. Raven inherits much of her looks from her mother; decked in a white robe, Arella has short-cut violet hair and a Chakra stone on her forehead with the modest exception of a more even, natural flesh tone.

Raven, in desperation to avoid her obligation to release her father upon Earth, travels to her ancestral home of Azarath hoping to find a way to avert the impending apocalypse. She finds, however, that Azarath is largely abandoned, save for a flock of doves which she finds Arella caring for. Arella somberly informs Raven that the prophecy she is to fulfill can't be stopped, and that Earth will fall to Trigon just as Azarath once did; at that moment, the illusion of Azarath falls away and the realm is found to be in fiery ruins—the obvious work of Trigon.

It is never revealed if Arella herself was a product of the illusion, existing as a spirit of the lost civilization, or if she is actually Azarath's lone survivor of Trigon's wrath.

Batman/Bruce Wayne[edit]

  • Voice Actor: None

Batman—the legendary crime-fighter who trained Robin—never appears in the animated series, nor is he ever referred to by name. However, his existence is nonetheless referenced in a number of episodes, proving that Robin in fact did work for Batman, having taken the righteousness oath that drives them both to fight crime and battle evil.

Wintergreen[edit]

  • Voice Actor: None

Though never addressed by his actual name, Wintergreen appears in the series as Slade's butler and right-hand man. He appears as an old man in a white suit and tie, with white gloves and a black dress shirt.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Season 5; Episode 10 - "Go"
  2. ^ Season 3; Episode 3 - "Betrothed"
  3. ^ a b c Season 5; Episode 1 - "Homecoming (Part 1)"
  4. ^ a b c Season 5; Episode 2 - "Homecoming (Part 2)"
  5. ^ a b c Season 1; Episode 8 - "Deep Six"
  6. ^ Season 3; Episode 8 - "Wavelength"
  7. ^ a b c Season 5; Episode 11 - "Calling All Titans"
  8. ^ a b c d e Season 5; Episode 12 - "Titans Together"
  9. ^ a b c Season 5; Episode 8 - "Lightspeed"
  10. ^ a b Season 5; Episode 6 - "Kole"
  11. ^ a b c d Season 2; Episode 9 - "Winner Take All"
  12. ^ Season 3; Episode 12 - "Titans East (Part 1)"
  13. ^ Season 3; Episode 13 - "Titans East (Part 2)"
  14. ^ Season 5; Episode 7 - "Hide And Seek"
  15. ^ Season 5; Episode 5 - "Snowblind"
  16. ^ Season 2; Episode 3 - "Terra"
  17. ^ Season 2; Episode 8 - "Titan Rising"
  18. ^ Season 2; Episode 12 - "Aftershock (Part 1)"
  19. ^ Season 2; Episode 13 - "Aftershock (Part 2)"
  20. ^ Season 5; Episode 13 - "Things Change"
  21. ^ Season 1; Episode 4 - "Forces Of Nature"
  22. ^ Torres, J. "Adapting the Animated Antics of the Teen Titans". Titans Companion 2. TwoMorrows Publishing. p. 216. ISBN 1-893905-87-X.
  23. ^ "Titans Tower: Wonder Girl". Archived from the original on December 26, 2008. Retrieved January 1, 2009.
  24. ^ "J. Torres on Wonder Girl". Newsarama. Retrieved January 1, 2009.[permanent dead link]
  25. ^ a b c Teen Titans: Trouble In Tokyo
  26. ^ Season 1; Episode 5 - "The Sum Of His Parts"
  27. ^ Season 4; Episode 4 - "Cyborg The Barbarian"
  28. ^ a b c Season 2; Episode 6 - "Date With Destiny"
  29. ^ a b c Season 1; Episode 1 - "Divide and Conquer"
  30. ^ Season 1; Episode 3 - "Final Exam"
  31. ^ Season 3; Episode 4 - "Crash"
  32. ^ a b c Season 3; Episode 1 - "Deception"
  33. ^ Season 4; Episode 10 - "Mother Mae-Eye"
  34. ^ Season 5; Episode 4 - "For Real"
  35. ^ Season 2; Episode 5 - "Fear Itself"
  36. ^ Season 5; Episode 9 - "Revved Up"
  37. ^ Season 1; Episode 9 - "Masks"
  38. ^ Season 4; Episode 7 - "The Prophecy"