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Titans: Meet your angsty heroes in four new character trailers for DC Universe series

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Sep 28, 2018

It's time to meet the hormonal heroes that make up the roster of Titans, the upcoming series on the DC Universe streaming service. Luckily, Warner Bros. TV has prepared four separate character teasers that provide you with the rundown for each member of the squad — their powers, their personalities, and more. 

Since he's the leader of the group, Robin (Brenton Thwaites) goes first. Dick Grayson was part of a trapeze circus act with his parents (known as The Flying Graysons). Both of Dick's parents died in a tragic accident on the job and he was subsequently adopted by Bruce Wayne (aka Batman). 

In Robin's teaser, we learn that his parents' deaths might not have been an accident and that he had to run away from Wayne Manor because he was becoming too much like Batman. Still, it was the Caped Crusader who taught young Grayson all he knew. 

Read that note shown briefly in the video. It's written by Bruce (another victim of lost parents) and says, "Revenge won't bring them back. Let me teach you another way to deal with the pain."

Starfire (Anna Diop) is a space alien known as Koriand'r from the planet Tamaran. And as it is with any alien that comes to visit this little rock of ours, shady people find the need to experiment on her. She can shoot energy from her hands, read alien languages, and, based on her trailer, she's got a tragic backstory on level of Wolverine over at Marvel. 

Raven/Rachel Roth (Teagan Croft), on the other hand, is more like the Jean Grey or Cloak (of Cloak and Dagger) of the DC Universe. She's filled with a dark and sinister power she cannot always control, drawing them from another dimension.

That would be because she's the daughter of the demon known as Trigon. It's unclear whether or not the DC Universe version of the character was raised in the pacifistic dimension of Azarath, but if you were a fan of the original animated series, you know she was a part of a prophecy that involved the end of the world. 

"When I feel the darkness come out, it feels... good," Raven says in her own trailer. 

The last trailer is for Beast Boy (played by Ryan Potter), which was the video previously released by Entertainment Weekly. In the words of Tony the Tiger, this one's "GREEEEAAAATTT!!!"

The debut episode of Titans will screen for the first time next week at New York Comic Con, before dropping on the DC Universe streaming service Oct. 12.


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