Reath’s Random Reviews: Teen Titans

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Reath’s Random Reviews: Teen Titans

From left to right: Beast Boy, Starfire, Robin, Cyborg, and Raven. While these five where the main cast, other super hero’s did show up through out the show.

From left to right: Beast Boy, Starfire, Robin, Cyborg, and Raven. While these five where the main cast, other super hero’s did show up through out the show.

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From left to right: Beast Boy, Starfire, Robin, Cyborg, and Raven. While these five where the main cast, other super hero’s did show up through out the show.

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From left to right: Beast Boy, Starfire, Robin, Cyborg, and Raven. While these five where the main cast, other super hero’s did show up through out the show.

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This time I’m not even technically writing a review, so I am completely missing the mark on what I’m supposed to write about. This is a follow up to my Titans blog post from a few months ago of sorts. The live action show named Titans is based off an old Cartoon called Teen Titans. However, I’ve already watched all of Teen Titans, so think of this as a review ad of sorts.

The show premiered on July 19, 2003, on Cartoon Network and ran till January 16, 2006. Later that same year, on September 15, 2006, the movie Teen Titans: Trouble in Tokyo, aired serving as the shows final ending.

Teen Titans centered around five teenage superheroes: Raven, Robin, Beast Boy, Cyborg, and Starfire. The team lives in and protects Jump City from different villains. The team deals with a wide variety of odd villains, most of which are played for laughs, though some definitely aren’t. A recurring villain in the show is a man named Slade. Slade is actually the villain Deathstroke, but the name “Deathstroke” isn’t exactly the most child-friendly name, is it?

The show has five seasons in total, each season focusing on a different character. Starfire is actually the only character from the main group who doesn’t have a season focused on her (she was robbed.) But onto the characters.

Robin:
The first season of the show focuses on Robin. After quitting being Batman’s sidekick, Robin finds himself in Jump City. In Jump City, he becomes one of the five founders and the leader of the Teen Titans. Robin doesn’t have any superpowers like his teammates. Instead, Robin relies on his tools, intelligence, and martial arts skills while fighting. I tend to really like Robin in other series, but I can’t really recall having any strong emotions about the Teen Titans version of him. That’s not saying I disliked him, I didn’t dislike any of the main cast, I just preferred the other four over him. However, Robin struggling with his obsessive behavior was very entertaining to watch.

Cyborg:
The third season of the show focuses on Cyborg. Cyborg is (and you’ll never guess this) a cyborg. He was a promising high school athlete who was in a horrible accident. To save his life, most of him was replaced with different types of tech. Cyborg’s season really shows off how he can switch from outgoing and fun to serious and heroic. Cyborg is a smart, fun-loving character who, for some reason, I didn’t like when I originally watched the show. I have no idea why he’s definitely my favorite now though.

Raven:
The fourth season focused on our favorite emo, Raven. Raven’s powers mostly consist of different types of telekinesis, though she can also manipulate shadows, fly, and is an empath. Raven’s powers are based on her emotions, so in order to keep them in control, she tends to come off as either moody and sarcastic or seemingly emotionless. Raven’s season deals a lot with her relationship with her power. A big part of the fourth season is Raven having to deal with her worst fears that she’s tried to ignore for so long. Anyways, to sum up, everything, Raven is edgy, but she is also trying her best to be a good person and hero (and I love her).

Beast Boy:
Beast Boy gets the final season of the show focused on him. Beast Boy can shapeshift into any animal that’s ever lived. He normally plays the role of comic relief, a least more than the others. He’s normally the one making jokes or pulling pranks. Growing up he was my favorite character, but then again, who doesn’t love the playful immature character. During the fifth season, the team goes up against the Brotherhood of Evil. During that time beast Boy focuses on the mission a lot more than we’ve ever seen him do in the past. That part of him isn’t really shown again, but it was nice while it lasted.

Starfire:
Starfire is the only one on the team not to get a season focusing on her. The second season focuses on a character name Terra. But I don’t like her so I’m not going to write about her. Starfire is an alien, warrior princess who can fly and shoot star bolts out of her hands and eyes. So bottom line, she’s great. She’s dizzy, friendly, and passionate about life. She deserved a season about her character development (along with the whole world, but that’s beside the point.)

The original Teen Titans was such a good show that didn’t deserve to get canceled. If you have DC Comics streaming service, you should definitely watch it. It’s such a fun, colorful show. The characters are likable and in my opinion, there is a good balance between humor and angst. I just really like Teen Titans and I wish it had a sixth season.