Titans

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Name: Titans
Abbreviation(s): T
Creator: Akiva Goldsman, Geoff Johns and Greg Berlanti
Based on Teen Titans by Bob Haney and Bruno Premiani
Date(s): October 12, 2018 – present
Medium: Live-action Web Series
Country of Origin: US
External Links: Wikipedia
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Titans is a web series for DC Universe based on the comic book series Teen Titans.

Canon

In the first season, Rachel comes to Dick for protection from her pursuers, which leads to them meeting and teaming up with Kory and Gar. The team eventually learns that Rachel is being targeted by her demonic father Trigon, who seeks to enslave the world.

There was an episode crossover with DCU's Doom Patrol although the two series are not set in the same continuity.

Characters

ACTOR CHARACTER SEASONS
1 2
Brenton Thwaites Dick Grayson/Robin/Nightwing Starring
Anna Diop Koriand'r/Starfire/"Kory Anders" Starring
Teagan Croft Rachel Roth/Raven Starring
Ryan Potter Garfield 'Gar' Logan/Beast Boy Starring
Conor Leslie Donna Troy/Wonder Girl Guest Starring
Minka Kelly Dawn Granger/Dove Guest Starring
Alan Ritchson Hank Hall/Hawk Guest Starring
Curran Walters Jason Todd/Robin Guest Starring
Chelsea Zhang Rose Wilson/Ravager Starring
Chella Man Joey Wilson/Jericho Starring
Joshua Orpin Conner/Kon-El/Superboy Starring
Drew Van Acker Garth/Aqualad Starring

Special Guest Stars

Iain Glen as Bruce Wayne/Batman
Esai Morales as Slade Wilson/Deathstroke

Guest starring

Natalie Gumede as Mercy Graves (Season 2)
Michael Mosley as Arthur Light/Dr. Light (Season 2)
Mayko Nguyen as Adeline (Season 2)
Robbie Jones as Faddei (Season 2)
Demore Barnes as William Wintergreen (Season 2)
Rachel Nichols as Angela Azarath
Genevieve Angelson as Dr. Eve Watson (Season 2)
April Bowlby as Rita Farr (Season 1)
Bruno Bichir as Dr. Niles Caulder/The Chief (Season 1)
Jake Michaels as Cliff Steele (Season 1)
Dwain Murphy as Larry Trainor (Season 1)

Fandom

Fandom for the series goes back to 2014, at least four years before the show actually aired. This is due to the fact that Titans (also titled Blackbirds at the time) was announced to be an upcoming TNT live-action television series to be focused on the Teen Titans characters, featuring Nightwing, Barbara Gordon, Hawk, Dove, Raven, and Starfire, however it was canceled in early 2016 but Geoff Johns said they have "plans" for it[1]. Fandom around the "upcoming" TNT show appeared almost immediately after the announcement in 2014. It was focused mainly on Tumblr with fancasts, fan posters, confessions, and opinions on the characters list. Fans were ultimately disappointed with the cancelation with the series.

However, the series did eventually find a home in 2017 on the DC streaming digital service called DC Universe. Much excitement around the announcement and later casting news lead the TT fans back. Anna Diop, the actress cast as Starfire, as well as her costume was met with derogatory and racist comments, leading to Ms. Diop deleting her social media due to harassment. The DCU series main character was changed from Barbara Gordon to Beast Boy, the series also made Hawk and Dove secondary characters. There was a positive response to Ryan Potter's casting as Beast Boy - Potter had previously petitioned to play Tim Drake and teased negotiations for a role.

The series fandom is overall fairly small, but with a devoted following holding a presence on eg, Tumblr. As of November 2019, there are 489 works on AO3, which has seen a significant increase with the second season, from 295 only 3 months prior.[2] As of August 2019, there are 34 works on FFN. Tumblr remains a popular site for the fandom with gifs, fanworks and fan reactions. YouTube has various fanvids dedicated to the main characters.

Shipping

The main ship of the fandom is Kory/Dick. Dick's other canon het ship from is Dawn/Dick, although it is only shown in retrospect. There isn't really flamewars between the two ships. Kory/Dick shippers are adamant that there is only one ship for Dick Grayson of his two canon het ships, while there aren't that many vocal and active Dawn/Dick fans. Dick Grayson & Rachel Roth is more popular than the Dick/Raven pairing due to the age difference in the canon. With the second season, the show's popularity increased and a lot of new characters were added, leading to many more pairings joining the fandom such as Donna/Kory, Donna/Dawn, Kori/Dawn, Donna/Garth and Hank/Dick, Rose/Jason, Gar/Conner and Conner/Jason.

SHIP PORTMANTEAU CHARACTER CHARACTER TYPE
Dick Grayson/Koriand'r Dickkory Koriand'r/Starfire Dick Grayson/Nightwing Het
Koriand'r/Donna Troy DonnaKory Koriand'r/Starfire Donna Troy/Wonder Girl Femslash
Donna Troy/Dawn Granger Wonderdove Donna Troy/Wonder Girl Dawn Granger/Dove Femslash
Rose Wilson/Dick Grayson -- Rose Wilson/Ravager Dick Grayson/Nightwing Het
Koriand'r/Dawn Granger Dovefire Koriand'r/Starfire Dawn Granger/Dove Femslash
Donna Troy/Garth -- Donna Troy/Wonder Girl Garth/Aqualad Het
Conner Kent/Gar Logan GarKon Gar Logan/Beast Boy Conner Kent/Kon-El/Superboy Slash
Conner Kent/Jason Todd JayKon Conner Kent/Kon-El/Superboy Jason Todd/Robin Slash
Donna Troy/Dick Grayson Wonderwing Donna Troy/Wonder Girl Dick Grayson/Nightwing Het
Rose Wilson/Jason Todd JayRose Rose Wilson/Ravager Jason Todd/Robin Het
Beast Boy/Raven -- Gar Logan/Beast Boy Rachel Roth/Raven Het
 Garth/Hank Hall Aquahawk Garth/Aqualad Hank Hall/Hawk Slash
Dick Grayson/Hank Hall Nighthawk Dick Grayson/Nightwing Hank Hall/Hawk Slash
Hank Hall/Dawn Granger HankDawn Dawn Granger/Dove Hank Hall/Hawk Het

Fanworks

Examples Wanted: Editors are encouraged to add more examples or a wider variety of examples.

Archives & Communities

Resources

References

  1. Matt's Inside Line: Scoop on Once, Flash, Lucifer, Suits, 24, Titans, HTGAWM, Castle, NCIS: LA and More. TVLine.com. Published February 2, 2016. (Accessed July 17, 2016)
  2. AO3 (November 2019)