Sadly, they were flanderized and reimagined so badly in the 2013 incarnation and had ruined the original Teen Titans from their self-titled 2003 TV show. They've also became one of the worst animated characters of the 2010s.
Why They Need to GO! Away Now
- To get the cats out of the room, the Titans from the 2003 series of the same name themselves suffer from flanderization, going from a selfless and serious group of heroes who care about protecting Jump City, to immature, selfish, immoral, heartless, retarded, and sadistic jerks who cause chaos and destruction for fun. They never act their ages despite being teenagers, and they've also become outright annoying, troublesome, loathsome, and obnoxious which will be explained through their own segments.
- To make matters worse, they have barely received any character development throughout the series. On the rare occasion they do, their development is quickly undone.
- They are always shown as "heroes" when most of the time, they are shown antagonizing the villains, even when they didn't do anything wrong to begin with. Here are some examples:
- In "The HIVE Five", the Titans continuously torment the H.I.V.E. Five, even though the latter just wanted a day off and no one therein was doing anything wrong in said episode.
- In "Finally a Lesson", the Titans deliberately and harshly kick the villains out of their apartment homes.
- In "Caged Tiger", Dr. Light considers redeeming himself and joining the Titans, but Robin, Cyborg, and Beast Boy ruined everything by refusing to accept this and instead beat him up mercilessly.
- In "Snuggle Time", to get more free time with their cats and drink hot cocoa, the Titans straight-up turn into villains, build an evil lair, and remorselessly murder Batman, Batgirl, the Titans East, Aqualad, and Aquaman.
- The Titans are constantly gunning for Robin's position as leader to near-Starscream levels.
- The Titans cause more collateral damage to Jump City than any of the villains, treating it as though it is their playground and acting disrespectful towards others, intentionally creating enemies through ridiculous insults and inflicting harm on others, including the Mocking Birds, Zan (one of the Wonder Twins) and even Aqualad.
- In "The Scoop", the Titans ruin the H.I.V.E. Five's ice cream party, even though the latter didn't do anything wrong.
- Their designs from the original show changed in this show and they're kinda bad but too cartoonish.
- Speaking of which, they even look more like fifth-grader kids instead of teenagers.
- They are barely seen fighting crime and the show focuses more on their daily lives.
- Almost every episode has the Titans being immature, jerkish, and unsympathetic and never learning from their mistakes and just continuing doing the same thing in the next episode.
- They are supposed to be between the ages of 16-19 years old, but they have the mentality of toddlers. This is widely reflected in episodes such as "Boys vs Girls" for example, where Robin believes in "cooties" as the only reason why boys are better than girls, which is a mindset which normal kids in real life would've moved out from of between ages 6-8 and no teen would act as.
- In fact, the Titans' mentalities are so immature like toddlers to the point that not only does The Mysterious Mr. Enter unofficially refers to them as "Toddler Titans" in his Teen Titans Go! episode reviews, yet there's even one episode of Teen Titans Go! poking fun at this Titans' portrayal called "Toddler Titans…Yay!" where Control Freak ages down the Titans into toddlers and retooled their lives into a preschool show due to Control Freak finding the Titans' sense of humor to be too juvenile for their time-slot.
- They are often unnecessarily loud, mainly due to them constantly screaming their lines to the point that they never shut up every time they're onscreen. Most of their dialogue are also incredibly stupid and laughable.
- A lot of their gags and jokes are extremely low-brow, flat, stale, retarded, disgusting, irritating, and completely unfunny. Examples:
- Beast Boy shaking his butt on the front screen in his underwear in "The Fourth Wall".
- Robin doing the "Scooty Booty" (which is actually twerking, it was called this in likely an attempt to sugarcoat it to prevent parental suspicion) in "Booty Scooty".
- They rely way too much on on toilet humor and gross-out humor, as evident in episodes such as "Hot Garbage" and "Butt Atoms".
- The gag of Cyborg's neck extending in length can get very tiresome at times.
- All their song and dance numbers are horrendous, irritating, cringeworthy and idiotic, like "Pee Pee Dance", "I'm a Hot Pepper", "Spaghetti Dance", "Waffles", "Uncle Jokes", "The Poop Song", "Fortune Cookies", and so on.
- Most notably, the lyrics to some of their songs like "Waffles" for example are incredibly lazy and repetitive as it basically only has the word "waffles" being repeated over and over again. The same can be said for the song "Boys Boys" and its gender-swapped reprise "Girls Girls" from the episode "Boys vs Girls" which only had the words "boys" and "girls" being being repeated over and over again as their respective song lyrics.
- They are even sadistic to each other, such as trying to kill each other, beating each other up and being straight-up abusive with no remorse whatsoever.
- In "Batman vs Teen Titans: Dark Injustice", the Titans (except for Raven) seem to take pleasure with their cruel and violent April Fools' pranks on each other way too far.
- In "BBSFBDAY!", Beast Boy acts like a complete jerk to Starfire all because they had to take turns whacking a pinata much to the point where he goes far as to hurt her using his T-Rex tail.
- They are also seen doing disgusting things such as twerking and other nasty stuff; yet "the show's for kids".
- In "Pure Protein", Robin deliberately strips naked in front of the rest of the Titans as a self-demonstration of nudity!
- They have also gone as far as abusing an innocent little baby in the episode “Bucket List”.
- In earlier episodes, Starfire is shown feeding Silkie in the same manner as a mother bird feeding her young by regurgitating partially digested food in Silkie’s mouth and “bathing” Silkie the same way a mother cat cleans her kittens by licking him. It’s disgusting and sad to watch; thankfully, these mannerisms were retired in later episodes.
- In "Legs", the Titans basically worship Raven's legs after her transformation into "Lady Legasus".
- In "Bucket List", they fight over, throw, and pull around an actual baby like a ragdoll, with Starfire eventually throwing the said baby onto a bus and being praised for her actions, which is considered child abuse.
- They tend to condone rancid morality which impressionable viewers could easily imitate in nearly every episode they appear in. These include, but are not limited to:
- Throughout the entire show, the Titans act extremely immature for their age, basically saying that "childish behavior is acceptable."
- The Titans state in quite a few episodes that committing crimes to get what you want is not only okay, it's cool.
- Most notoriously, in "The True Meaning of Christmas", the Titans outright condone on how Christmas being entirely about presents and nothing else, going so far as to destroy Santa's workshop just because they ended up on Santa's naughty list. And worse, they even get outright rewarded for their misdeeds with presents on Christmas just like they always wanted in the end!
- They even receive no repercussions for their jerkish behavior and get off scot-free. That's making them huge Karma Houdinis.
- They clearly cannot handle criticism, going so far as to deliberately insult and badmouth the critics, fans, and viewers who hate them and their show many times in numerous episodes such as "Let's Get Serious", "The Fourth Wall", and most notoriously "The Return of Slade".
- They are a bit too more powerful than what there were in the original series witch is unacceptable.
- While the voice actors did reprise their roles as their respective characters, their voice acting can come across as annoying as they would scream and shout a majority of their lines.
- Although they were tolerable in the first six episodes, they went downhill in many other later episodes for reasons above.
- They still care about each other.
- In some episodes, they care about saving the world.
- Raven is the only tolerable Titan, despite her flanderization.
- Cyborg is sometimes a bit more tolerable and well-behaved than the rest of the team.
- They sometimes do receive comeuppances for their actions, such as "In and Out" and "A Farce".
- Robin is shown to be a main subject of getting a comeuppance for his actions in some episodes.
- While the designs made them look like little kids, their designs based on the original characters are nice to look at and are somewhat accurate.
- At least they admit that the original Titans were better than them as stated in the episodes “The Cape” and "The Fourth Wall".
- Their voices are decent for the most part as all of their original voice actors reprise their roles as them.
- Like mentioned before, they were tolerable in the first six episodes and can be tolerable in some later episodes.