Teen Titans: The Abridged Series

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"As long as it's none of that wannabe-anime crap. That stuff is ruinin' Cartoon Network."

The Abridged Series of Teen Titans. Like other recent series, it manages to avert Larynx Dissonance by having several voice actors of both sexes.

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Tropes used in Teen Titans: The Abridged Series include:
  • All Up to You: While Beast Boy and Raven stumble upon, work out and abandon a relationship on the sidelines, Cyborg is forced to take on Raven's "Trigon" personality shard by himself. He wins.
  • Big Damn Heroes: Beastboy refers to Aqualad as one in Episode 8.
  • Brown Note, not quite Logic Bomb: Fix-It is defeated by being deluged with... Wedding Peach episodes. "Truly, a fate worse than dying."
  • Catch Phrase: "Sure, it's not like we have anything better to do."
    • "This will require teamwork/Good teamwork!" while Robin defeats the enemy with one punch.
  • Character Exaggeration: Played with, somehow, regarding fake-Starfire duplicating Starfire's canon ludicrous ditziness.
  • Comedic Sociopathy: Raven ("I hate all of you") as well as Robin and... everyone else, except possibly Cyborg.
    • Lampshaded more than once in the Thunder and Lightning episode.

Robin: This city already has its own destructive jerks! The Teen Titans!

    • Another example is a running gag where the Titans are confused when people refer to themselves as friends.

Raven: Destroying the national park didn't work. And destruction is all we know how to do!

Beast Boy: I bet Cyborg can do a mean robot.
Cyborg: Oh sure, just because I'm black you assume I can dance.

  • Do-Anything Robot: "[Cyborg's] machines can do anything the plot calls for."
  • Don't Explain the Joke: Mumbo explains all his jokes and he still thinks they're funny.
  • Follow the Leader
  • Game Master: Bobcat's Dungeon Master Role in Episode 7 when the Puppet King attempts to use Starfire and Raven as slaves. Raven wants to make her and Starfire immune to the attack along with making Cyborg snapping out of the attack as well.
  • Genre Savvy: Everyone, at some point or the other
  • A God Am I: Raven's gung-ho personality, who demands worship as lord and savior.
  • Lampshaded the Obscure Reference: In episode 11, after a few references were made, Robin wondered who declared it obscure reference day. He then gets annoyed when Starfire claims a Doctor Who reference would be obscure.
  • Literary Allusion Title: episode four "How to be an Anime Without Really Trying" from "How to Succeed in Business...."
    • Arguably episode five also, "Full Metal Panic!" referring to the manga series of the same name.
      • Also, "All of Me," for the Steve Martin movie.
  • Meanwhile Back At The: As ever, with a bit of Superfriends parody
    • Some would say it manages to become an Overly Long Gag by the second episode.
  • Naughty Tentacles: Cyborg's robo-tendrils and the squid probe. "The rape of the tentacles is not in my contract!"
  • "Not Making This Up" Disclaimer: The line "Actual Dialogue" will flash at the bottom of the screen if it's something particularly bad that the characters really did say.
  • The Other Darrin: Blackfire replaces Starfire by the end of episode 2 and the others make sure she copies her completely so no one will notice.
    • This apparently worked well in real life. Although she drops character every other episode, the Youtube comments always say "Oh yeah, I forgot she was Blackfire!"
  • Running Gag: "History will forgive me! Just like Joseph Stalin and Benedict Arnold."
    • "Soon after, at the Benedict Arnold Memorial Bridge..."
    • "Later, back at the Joseph Stalin Memorial Park..."
    • "Sometime later, at Genghis Khan avenue..."
  • Schedule Slip: Episode Seven comes eight months after Six, with an Apology Vid about in the middle of the break. And then, Episode 8 came out a year after episode 7. Episode 9 finally came out, almost a year later. Episode 10 came out 2 months later, so hopefully things will be smooth from here on out.
  • Ship Tease: Word of God is they're aiming to do this for every ship. The biggest being when Robin and Raven's mutual Comedic Sociopathy ends with a "make-out session behind the tree."
    • Or when Raven and Beast Boy break up after "dating for ten seconds".

Beast Boy: You're a hot girl who runs around in a swimsuit. Of course I like you.

  • Shout-Out: Raven's 'destruction' quote above is a reference to a Futurama quote about 'murder.'
    • There have been a couple references to Freakazoid, too; Raven "throws a barrel" at a monster in episode three, and the dance club in episode two plays the Freakazoid theme song. Also, Beast Boy uses the phrase Crud Vapors as an expletive.
    • "Your dad[Trigon] is Vash the Stampede?!"
  • Start My Own: Cyborg, with obligatory Futurama homage.
  • Step Three: Profit: The name of Episode three: "Divide, Conquer, ???, Profit!"
  • Suspiciously Specific Denial: Starfire thinks of Robin in terms of "friendship and nothing else, and certainly nothing involving chains and hot wax."
  • Take That, "second-rate magical girl anime!" (likely Affectionate Parody, considering TokuTenshi's involved...)
    • Grant Morrison gets a knock at his unusual storylines in Episode 8, with the introduction of Pices the Aquadog.
  • This Is for Emphasis, Bitch: "Gravity trumps pink, bitch."
  • Who Would Be Stupid Enough...?: Done with a flashback to the first episode. Gizmo could learn from Fix-It.
    • Starfire's not an alien, she's just a cloud of swamp gas...