When the Puppet King imprisons Robin, Cyborg, and Beast Boy inside wooden puppets, a mix-up with the spell switches Starfire's essence with Raven's. Gushy Starfire, trapped in Raven's body, finds it hard to control Raven's wildly sensitive powers. And Raven can't seem to loosen up enough to unleash Starfire's emotion-driven abilities. Will the two of them be able to save the boys from the Puppet King and get their bodies back to normal in the process?moreless
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Starfire claims that in order to use starbolts, she must feel righteous fury, whereas with flight she must feel joy. Yet there are numerous instances in other episodes where Starfire is flying and/or using starbolts while feeling different emotions.
Throughout the episode, Starfire (in Raven's body) accidentally unleashes Raven's powers whenever she feels an emotion, usually fear. Yet shortly after Raven (in Starfire's body) explains this to her, Starfire (in Raven's body) then gets into a panic about their predicament, and none of Raven's powers get unleashed. It could be argued that if she only feels emotions slightly then nothing bad should arise, but she definitely displays more emotion than in other cases where her powers did get out of control.
When the possessed Cyborg breaks through the wall behind Starfire and Raven, Raven (in Starfire's body) screams. However, the scream is very high pitched, and sounds more like the sort of scream Starfire would make, not Raven.
1. Which two Titans switch bodies?
2. What villian causes this to happen?
3. How do the the two Titans get to the top of the roof?
4. How do the other Titans get free?
5. What do Raven and Starfire do when they get back home?
6. What does Raven ask Starfire to do after the thing there doing?
When the boys are making their puppets fight, at one point Robin and Beast Boy's get switched around, but their strings aren't tangled, and then when they switch to a long shot, Beast Boy is in the middle and Robin is on the right.
Raven: (In Starfire's body) How can you stand having all this hair?? It is all messy.
But the next time there is a shot of her, the hair is back to normal.
Starfire's eyes were different for some of the scenes when Raven was inside her body.
Raven said in "Apprentice (2)" she could sense if something is controlling someone else. And in "Go!," she could sense someone's near presence. If this is true, why couldn't she sense Puppet King's control of Beast Boy and the others when they were zombies and when Puppet King, or a possible intruder, was near?
When the remote control falls into the cauldron, the boys' spirits would be locked in there, so shouldn't they have been destroyed rather than returned to their bodies?
As implied later on in the episode, while inside the puppets, the boys can't move. However, when Robin was thrown into the puppet, notice he was moving his head slightly.
When Starfire, as Raven, attempts to break the lock, her eyes glow, but in a burning sort of way, while in other episodes, Raven's eyes just glow when she uses telekinesis.
Starfire's powers don't really make sense. Starfire [In Raven's Body] tells Raven [In Starfire's Body] that in order to fly, she must think of peaceful things, yet in order to use Starbolts, she has to feel fury?
When Puppet King was standing over the pot with the three puppets of the boys, and the girls were looking over him, Starfire [In Raven's Body] says "NO!" But it is actually in Raven's voice instead of Starfire's.
Starfire was flying with Raven... Starfire (while in Raven's body) was screaming, but Raven's mouth (in Starfire's body) was open.
When Raven (in Starfire's body) kicks Beast Boy when he is a gorilla in the Puppet King's hide out, for a second, her hand is purple.
The boys' puppets all had moving mouths, but the girls' puppets didn't.
In the scene at the end when all of the Titans return to their normal bodies, something weird happens. Beast Boy had just been a gorilla, but when he turned back into his regular form, his arm was still a gorilla arm.
When The Puppet King is telling Starfire and Raven about their friends being his puppets, his remote he uses to control them with has a yellow light glowing - the yellow light of Starfire's soul. But Starfire was still in her own body.
When Starfire and Raven are hiding behind the bags of rubbish, Starfire (in Raven's body) is on the right, and Raven (in Starfire's body) is on the left, but when Zombie Beast Boy comes as a rat, they have swapped places.
When Starfire (in Raven's body) is breaking the lock on the roof, she hasn't completed saying "Azarath Metrion Zinthos" when the lock breaks - it breaks in the middle of Zinthos. But at the beginning of "Nevermore," we clearly see that Raven has to complete her words before it happens.
When the box with the puppets arrives at the tower, as they are looking it over you can see the 'To:/From:' tag on the side. At first the tag says "To: Titan Tower," which is wrong to begin with, but shortly after when it's in sight again it amazingly corrects itself to say "To: Titan's Tower" with the possesive "s" at the end. And even that is wrong, because it has always been be Titans Tower, no apostrophe necessary.
Starfire: (to Raven) Shall my tiny replica do battle with your tiny replica?
Raven: (pauses for a moment) Knock yourself out. (throws her puppet at Starfire)
Puppet King: We will catch the other two after the ceremony is complete.
Puppet Robin: Ceremony?
Puppet Cyborg: What ceremony?
Puppet King: Just a little spell. That will destroy you three, and make your bodies mine forever!
Starfire: (Flying, in Raven's body) I wish to stop, please tell me the way to stop!
Raven: (In Starfire's body) Look at the ground and imagine... WAIT!
(They both fall down)
Raven: (After Zombie Beast Boy attacked her) Beast Boy, it's me! Don't make me hurt you!
Cyborg: Ah! Ain't that cute? Puppet Cy has a light-up eye!
Beast Boy (After opening a box) Honestly, I was kinda hoping for chocolate.
Starfire: Quickly, Raven! Our friends are in danger! We must follow and--
Raven: And what? Save them with my unusable powers while your unbridled emotions blow us to bits?!
Starfire: (In Raven's body) Oh, Raven! This is awful! Terribly, horribly awful!
Raven: (Vice versa) Tell me about it.
Starfire: Very well. (Gradually panicking) Robin, Cyborg, and Beast Boy have been trapped inside tiny wooden bodies, while a nasty creature called the Puppet King has taken control of their real bodies, which he is using to hunt us down, AND YOU AND I ARE IN THE WRONG BODIES, AND--
Raven: Starfire! You have to calm down.
Raven: (Meditating) Azarath Metrion Zin --
Cyborg: MAIL CALL!
(The sound of Cyborg's voice scares Raven and causes her to collapse)
Starfire: Friends. You are back. It was... quiet while you were gone.
Raven: Not that quiet.
(Puppet King playing with the Titans puppets)
Robin Puppet: Titans... Go! Hey aren't you guys coming!
Raven Puppet: What's the point? We're no match for the Puppet King.
Starfire Puppet: He's too smart and strong, not to mention good looking.
Cyborg Puppet: Yeah, we should probably accept defeat.
Beast Boy Puppet: (Looking up) Dudes, I think we already have.
(Puppet King makes them cower, then drops their strings)
Puppet King: Bravo. Bravo, but enough rehearsal. Time to begin the show.
Puppet King: Search and destroy. I do not want an audience.
(The boys playing with the puppets)
Beast Boy: Dude, my puppet is totally kicking your puppet's butt!
Robin: Not for long! Hi-yah!!
(Beast Boy's puppet hits Cyborg's puppet)
Cyborg: Oh, you want a piece of me, little man?!
(The boys start fighting with the puppets)
Starfire: Shall my tiny replica do battle with your tiny replica?
Raven: Knock yourself out.
Cyborg: (Still fighting the puppets) Look out, big guy, I'm gonna get you!
Starfire: Raven, did you hear the strange noises, too?
Raven: The strange noises of you shouting outside my door? Kinda hard to miss.
Puppet King: (Magic controller gets thrown in the fire-type substance) ... NOOO!... The magic!... Without it... I'm just a... (Turns into a puppet)
Raven: (As Starfire) Your turn... focus your energy on the lock...
Starfire: (As Raven) Azarath Metrion Zinthos... (Lock breaks) Hehe.
Raven: (As Starfire) Nice work.
Starfire: (As Raven) SUCCESS!!
(Doors open rapidly sending echo through warehouse)
Raven: (Sarcastically, as Starfire) Nice work...
Raven: Azarath Metrion Zinthos. Azarath...
Starfire: Raven?! Have you seen the boys?
Starfire: Perhaps they are doing the "hanging out." Perhaps we should do the "hanging out." We could perform braiding maneuvers on each others hair, or journey to the mall of shopping, or... (Sees Raven glaring) You wish to be alone? (Rushes out of the room)
Raven: How could you tell?
Starfire: (As Raven) I will try to calm down! Peace... Quiet... Tranquility...
(Suddenly, a car flips over and a fire hydrent starts bursting water)
Raven: (As Starfire) We are SO doomed.
Raven: (Looking at the puppets) Someone certainly has a lot of time on their hands.
Robin: Yeah, they even got all the details just right.
Beast Boy: Speak for yourself. I'm way better looking than this. Not to mention taller.
Beast Boy Puppet: Dude... get your butt out of my face!
Robin Puppet: I... can't move, deal with it!
Starfire: We have done it!
Raven: You are hugging me...
Starfire: (As Raven) I smell like the breath of a Snordian Flortworm!
Starfire: (As Raven) What if they find us? What if our friends are doomed? What if I am stuck looking like this forever?!
Raven: (As Starfire) We'll fix it. I don't know how, but we will rescue the boys, and we will get our bodies back. (Slightly offended) What's wrong with the way I look?
Starfire: (As Raven) Nothing!
Raven: (As Starfire) How can you stand having this much hair?
Raven: (As Starfire) Okay, how do you fly this thing?
Starfire: (As Raven) You must feel flight.
Raven: (As Starfire) What?
Starfire: (As Raven) When you feel the unbridled joy of flight, you will fly.
Raven: (As Starfire) Unbridled joy? Not really my thing.
Starfire: (As Raven) LOOK! (Points with finger and sends some of her dark powers to Raven (as Starfire), making her fall face-first, Beast Boy, as a tiger, comes charging at them)
Raven: (As Starfire) What do I have to feel to use starbolts?
Starfire: (As Raven) Righteous fury!
Raven: (As Starfire) Your alien strength?
Starfire: (As Raven) Boundless confidence!
Raven: (As Starfire, agitated) Nevermind.
Starfire Puppet: (Starfire talking) Hello, Starfire!
Starfire: Hello, tiny, wooden replica of Starfire!
Starfire: (As Raven; excitedly) What was your joyful thought?
Raven: (As Starfire) You don't want to know.
Starfire: (As Raven) Oh, but I do. Please, tell me. What did you imagine?
Raven: (As Starfire) You not talking.
Starfire: (As Raven, dropping her excitement and staring blankly) Oh... I am... glad I was able to help.
In this episode we learn some of the Titans sleeping habits:
- Starfire sleeps upside down on her bed with her head hanging off the edge.
- Beast Boy sleeps embracing a dirty sock.
- Cyborg sleeps still kind of like a toaster except for the light snoring.
If you pay attention to the scene where they get the puppets, you'll notice that Beast Boy looks down his puppet's shorts.
This episode along with "Deep Six", "Masks", "Mad Mod", "Car Trouble" and "The Apprentice, Part 1 and 2" was released on DVD as Teen Titans: Switched.
This episode was nominated for a Annie Award for Outstanding Storyboarding in an Animated Television Production.
When Starfire nervously tells Raven there's nothing wrong with how she looks, she accidently blows up a crosswalk sign. The image switches from a green figure walking to a red figure lying on its back as if struck down.
The puppet Robin has a lowercase "R" on his shirt instead of Robin's uppercase "R."
At this point, the only person with no knowledge about Raven is Robin; Beast Boy and Cyborg learn about her father and why she was angry in "Nevermore," and Starfire learned a bit about her past in this episode.
Villain Debut(s): Puppet King.
Starfire's crush on Robin: When all of their "spirits" have been placed in the right bodies, when Starfire puts Robin down, she closes her eyes and smiles.
The Puppet King has a resemblence to Toy Man in the Superman series.
This is the first of two episodes (so far) that Starfire uses Raven's powers.
Opener: The Puppet King plays with miniaturized replicas of each Titan, while he talks about setting his evil plan into action.
When Raven complains about Starfire having so much hair, her hair is in the exact same arrangement that it's in for the comics (all bushy and strewn about).
The Puppet King is based on a villain from the comics, The Puppeteer.
The Puppeteer debuted as a villain against the Titans in New Teen Titans #9 (first run).
Villain(s): Puppet King.
Look Hard: When Starfire and Raven startle each other at night, Raven's hair flies up when she screams, and takes the shape of a raven.
The scene when Cyborg breaks the wall in the alley to catch both girls is a variation of that when Mammoth does the same in "Final Exam."
Kids' WB! airdate: February 14, 2004.
We find out that Beast Boy, Raven, Robin, and Starfire sleep in their costumes. (Cyborg doesn't have a choice).
Starfire & Raven episode.
We learn the origin of one of Raven's magical words, Azarath, which is where she was born.
Apparently, both Starfire's and Raven's powers are fueled by emotion.
Learning to Fly: Peter Pan
When Starfire (in Raven's body) says that, Raven (in Starfire's body) has to think of something happy in order to fly, this is akin to Peter Pan. The Darling children, or anyone else sprinkled with pixie dust, have to think of things that make them happy in order to fly.
Switched: Freaky Friday
This episode could have some reference to the movie, Freaky Friday (the older version), where a mother and daughter who have nothing in common are magically switched places on Friday the 13th due to two magical pendants given to them and an identical wish made at the exact same time. The body switching bit was used again in Teen Titans Go #53, but between Mento and Beast Boy (story was titled "Wacky Wednesday").
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