The Thousand & One Dooms1 of 12In over 50 years of comic books, the Teen Titans have had many members, starting with the so-called 'Fab Five' (the most prominent sidekicks of DC's Silver Age), through Marv Wolfman and George Perez's iconic New Teen Titans, and into Geoff Johns's 2003 revival.
This week, it was announced that not only will Young Justice appear on a newly designed DC App for digital content, but that a live action Titans series in in the works from Johns himself.
We know only four of the characters for the show’s roster – Dick Grayson, Starfire, Raven, and Beast Boy - but there are more than enough candidates in Teen Titans lore for an interesting and diverse team.
But who are the very best Titans? The members that defined what it truly means to be a Teen Titan? Does being a founder guarantee a spot as one of the greatest Titans of all time? Or will latter-day icons who defined the team's other great eras supersede that importance?
Find out as we count down the ten greatest Teen Titans of all time.
Donna Troy2 of 12Donna Troy, Aqualad, and Roy Harper were all founding members of the Teen Titans (with Roy having been retconned into the group), but of those three, it is Donna whose legacy was primarily forged with the Titans.
Donna's weathered some troubling times over the years, mostly stemming from some continuity weirdness, but through it all, she's remained one of the most steadfast Titans, taking part in almost every era of the team since its earliest days.
Now, after some nebulous "New 52" origins, Donna Troy seems to be back in business, and back with the Titans, in "Rebirth."
Beast Boy3 of 12Beast Boy. Changeling. Whatever codename you use, the green, gregarious Garfield "Gar" Logan is the heart and soul of Marv Wolfman and George Perez's New Teen Titans.
Oddly, Gar (under the name Beast Boy) was actually contemporary to the original Titans, but was part of the Doom Patrol way back in the 1960's. It wasn't til Wolfman and Perez took over and redefined him as Changeling that he joined the team.
Like many of his Titans teammates, Beast Boy had some strange "New 52" twists, but he's back (and close to his old self) as of "Rebirth," with several of his old teammates - and some new ones - in Teen Titans.
Cassie Sandsmark4 of 12The second Wonder Girl to join the Teen Titans quickly became part of the team's version of DC's iconic "trinity" along with Superboy and Tim Drake.
Though their dynamic was familiar, their roles weren't quite the same as their adult counterparts. Cassie was the brash, tough as nails daughter of Zeus, trained by Wonder Woman's enemy Ares.
Cassie remained a part of the team into the "New 52," but with an altered origin that made her a relative of Wonder Woman rather than simply an ally.
Raven5 of 12The aloof, mysterious Raven is a fan favorite, and the catalyst for an entire era of the Titans. Her father, the demonic Trigon, was one of the primary villains of the Wolfman/Perez New Teen Titans.
Raven's legacy has carried into other media, where she's become one of the primary faces of the Titans. Raven's connection to the Titans continued into the "New 52," albeit with slightly different origins. She's one of the members of Teen Titans rather than their adult counterparts the Titans in "Rebirth."
Conner Kent6 of 12Characters with a "super" legacy have rarely been part of the Teen Titans, but all that changed when Conner Kent, A.K.A. Kon-El, A.K.A. Superboy joined the team when Geoff Johns relaunched the team with a mix of new and classic members.
Superboy became a major player in the team, discovering the truth of his origins, forging a relationship with Wonder Girl, and becoming Tim Drake's best friend, forming a miniature version of DC's "trinity" for their generation.
Superboy's death in Infinite Crisis redefined the team again, leading to some of the most soapy superhero operatics of its era.
Conner returned to the team in the "New 52," but his origins were so different his connection to the team didn't last. Now, a new Superboy, Jonathan Kent, has been inserted into the DCU by way of the post-Crisis Superman and carried over after "Reborn."
Starfire7 of 12Starfire joined the Titans with Wolfman and Perez's New Teen Titans, and quickly ingrained herself in the hearts of both fans and her fellow teammates such as Dick Grayson, with whom she had a long-term relationship that almost culminated in marriage.
Starfire is the Titans' innocent ingenue, an alien princess whose naiveté belies her warrior spirit. Though she had some questionable moments in the early "New 52," she graduated to her own solo series, and with "Rebirth," has rejoined the Teen Titans alongside Raven and Beast Boy, two of her New Teen Titans allies.
Tim Drake8 of 12Tim Drake wasn't the first Robin to lead the Teen Titans, but as part of Geoff Johns's relaunch, he was one third of the younger version of DC's "trinity" alongside his best friends Wonder Girl and Superboy.
Tim isn't just one of the greatest Titans of all time... he's also one of the greatest Robins. Who could forget his iconic moment early in Johns's run when he wins over his somewhat acerbic teammates by leading them to sneak out of the Titans Tower, while also confessing that he even lies to Batman?
Tim, as Red Robin, remained a major part of the Titans into the "New 52," but with "Rebirth," his successor as Robin, Damian Wayne, has taken his place on the Teen Titans.
Cyborg9 of 12Vic Stone was one of the new recruits introduced in Marv Wolfman and George Perez's New Teen Titans, and quickly became one of the foremost characters of the relaunched team.
Cyborg isn't just an iconic Titan, he's an iconic DC hero - so much so that the New 52 took him out of the junior leagues and recast him as a founding member of the Justice League.
Still, it is the Titans that really defined Cyborg, just like Cyborg helped define an entire era of the team. It seems unlikely that Cyborg with go back to the Titans any time soon, as he's part of DC's cinematic Justice League. But for many fans, that will always be Vic's home.
Wally West10 of 12Wally West isn't just one of the greatest Teen Titans of all time, he's also one of the greatest Justice League members of all time. Hell - he's one of the greatest heroes of all time.
Wally was the first of the Titans to graduate into his mentor's role when Barry Allen died. Wally was the Flash for decades, taking the mantle to new heights and even greater speeds.
Now that Wally has returned in "Rebirth," he's back alongside his longtime allies in the new ongoing Titans series.
Dick Grayson11 of 12It is hard to argue that Dick Grayson isn't the prototypical Titan. He started as a Teen Titan, leading the original squad as Robin, before working his way up to his adult identity as Nightwing, and leading his adult compatriots as the Titans.
Dick eventually graduated, serving as Batman on several occasions and even working with the Justice League. But as he has done in "Rebirth," Dick almost always returns to his life as Nightwing - and to his compatriots in the Titans.
Dick is a perfect example of what the Titans are all about - taking teen heroes from being sidekicks to kicking it in the big leagues. It is arguable that, without him, the Titans wouldn't have lasted for as long as they have - or possibly even have started.
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