The day has finally come. Raven is destined to end the world on this day. Trigon will come by sunset. But not if the Titans have anything to say about it. They place Raven in a safe room while they take on an army of flame creatures and Slade who is determine to take Raven to Trigon. But Raven knows the horrible truth. No matter what the Titans do, there is no escaping her destiny.moreless
When the Titans engage Slade and the fire demons in this episode, they do so on a large stretch of land in front of the Titans Tower. Several episodes have clearly indicated that Titans Tower is located on an island with hardly enough room for the Tower alone. The fight that occurred here would have been impossible.
In "Switched," Beast Boy could single-handedly break through Raven's forcefield. And in "Snowblind," the Radiation Monster would break through it as well, so how is it that the entire team together couldn't bring the shield down in this episode?
Starfire mentioned "glorka berries" in "Can I Keep Him?," and in this episode, she mentions "glorka roaches."
It took Plasmus at least 10 seconds to transform into a monster after he awoke in "Divide and Conquer," but as soon as he woke up in the fight scene in the beginning of this show, he remorphed into the monster form immediately.
Did Cyborg take in any consideration that someone may have been inside that building he threw at Plasmus?
When Cyborg drains Titans Tower, as well as himself of energy, he is down to about 1% energy, yet he still had the strength to move. Not only that, Titans Tower was also back on. How did that happen?
Whenever Raven has used other soul-based powers, the form it took was that of a raven or demon of some kind, yet in this episode, it is nothing more than a silhouette of Raven's human form.
Um, why would Cyborg hit Plasmus with a building? Isn't the point of the battle to stop the villain from hurting people and destroying the city?
In "The Prophecy," the hand that's supposed to hold Raven is a right hand, but in this episode, it has changed to be a left hand.
Cyborg couldn't lift the stone goblet in "Betrothed," and now all of a sudden he can lift an entire building?
When Robin opened the special safety room for Raven, it had a hand scanner as a lock. How was it able to scan his hand if Robin wears gloves?
Cyborg can eat weird Tamaranian food without objection, but not Raven's pancakes.
Cyborg asked the Titans if they wanted to play extreme stankball after "lunch," but in the scene before, it shows them eating pizza, which means they already had lunch.
When Raven is in the room the Titans built for her, she is meditating. We can see both her hands open, palm up, with nothing in them. Then, in the next shot it, shows the penny Beast Boy gave her in her left hand.
Are we to believe the other four Titans spent time building a high tech safety room into the tower and Raven never noticed? It is where she lives, after all.
Both Robin and Cyborg, who can't fly, jump off the very top of the tower to the ground without Starfire or Beast Boy helping them, yet land unhurt. That's a big fall. Maybe Cyborg's robotics could help a bit, but what about Robin? He's human, how did he pull that off?
When the Titans wake up after Raven knocked them out, Cyborg looks at his sensors and says Raven's heading back to the old library. But from what we saw in the previous scene, she was already there.
(Raven raises one hand, dragging the other Titans screaming off their feet and pushing them slowly away; one by one, they are lowered unconscious to the ground)
Raven: (softly, ruefully) Goodbye. Be safe.
Cyborg: (Before hooking up to the tower) No one's getting in here!
Raven: Morning, pancakes?
Beast Boy: Uh, thanks?
Starfire: What is the occasion for?
Raven: Can't I just do something nice for my friends?
Cyborg: Uh, yeah, but...
Beast Boy: You never have before. (Lightning flashes, and Raven glares at the rest of the Titans)
Raven: (Wakes up with the portal signs all over her) ... Oh, no!!
Starfire: (To Raven) Please, get back to the safety room.
Raven: After breakfast you want to... hang out? (She attempts a smile, others are confused)
Raven: All the luck in the world can't help us now.
Robin: Slade. We're ready for you.
Slade: Give me the girl.
Robin: No way.
Slade: You don't really have a choice in the matter. I'm taking her.
Beast Boy: Oh, yeah? You and what army?
(An army of fire creatures appear, Beast Boy screams)
Cyborg: You just had to ask, didn't you?
Starfire: Raven, would you still have time to join me in the painting of the toenails later today?
Raven: Sounds like fun.
Robin: Okay, Raven, what gives? Pancakes, pizza, stankball, toenails?
Beast Boy: Yeah, and she hasn't called me stupid all day. Did someone replace Raven with a Raven robot?
(Beast Boy pulls out a metal detector)
(Robin, Cyborg, & Beast Boy spit out the pancakes after their first bite)
Robin: (Noticing Raven's downcast reaction) Don't you think it's nice of Raven to make us breakfast?
Cyborg: (Mutters) Even though the girl has no idea how to cook.
(Robin hits him, Cyborg looks up to see a depressed Raven)
Cyborg: Oops, did I say that out loud? Yum!
Trigon: The time has come. The prophecy shall be fulfilled. Tonight at dusk, when the planets align, the portal will be opened. Finally, I shall be free from this fiery prison and the Earth shall be mine.
Cyborg: I deserve the last slice! I was covered in goo!
Beast Boy: No way, dude! I totally deserve the last slice! I got sneezed on.
Starfire: I flew through the goo. Ugh, the slice is mine. (Pounds the table, causing the city to shake, and claims the slice)
Trigon: You wanted to protect your friends, keep them from knowing, but you cannot deny the evil within you. You will bring destruction to everything and everyone. Like father, like daughter.
Trigon: You will always be daddy's little girl.
Raven: I am nothing like you!
Robin: Why didn't you tell us? It's happening, isn't it?
Starfire: Please, Raven, today is the day? It is -
Raven: The end of the world.
Raven: (Quoting the prophecy) The gem was born of evil's fire. The gem shall be his portal. He comes to claim. He comes to sire. The end of all things mortal!
Trigon: (Finally risen) The earth is mine!
Cyborg: So far, everything seems normal.
Beast Boy: Yep. Just your normal last day on earth.
Robin: It's no one's last day on earth!
Cyborg: Anyone up for a game of Extreme Stank-Ball after lunch?
Raven: Yeah, sure.
(The rest of the Titans are shocked at Raven's answer)
Beast Boy: But you hate anything extreme. Or stanky.
Starfire: (About the breakfast Raven cooked) Burnt on the outside, yet runny on the inside. Just like the incinerated glorka roaches of my home world. More please.
Beast Boy: (After Plasmus sneezed on him) Eww!!! Only one thing worse than goo.
Raven: Sneeze goo.
Beast Boy: (Mortified) Ugh, gross.
Raven: It has already begun. And there is no stopping what is meant to be.
Robin: You're willing to give up on everything all because of some prophecy you heard as a child? What if it's wrong?
Raven: Robin, I know what I know.
Robin: I don't accept that. You can take control. You can make it not happen.
Raven: I've known my whole life that this day was going to come. I tried to control the dark side of me, I tried to do good things. To fight evil and hope that that would make up for the horrible thing I'm destined to do.
Robin: But no one knows their destiny. There are things you can't possibly know.
Raven: There are some things I didn't know. Like how I would make such wonderful friends. All I wanted was to make your last day perfect. Instead, you spent it worrying about me.
Robin: That's what friends do.
Raven: And as my friends, you have to let me go.
Slade: The portal approaches. The hour is near. It's time for my payment.
Trigon: Payment? For what? The gem returns of her own free will. You did not deliver her, I did.
Slade: We had a deal! I held up my part of the bargain!
(Slade begins throwing fire balls at Trigon's form in the wall)
Trigon: I granted you these powers, and I can take them away!
Beast Boy: Dude!
(Raven spins around quickly, hands out ready to attack)
Beast Boy: (Holding out a penny) Find a penny, pick it up. Uh... something, something, something, good luck! It's my lucky day!
Slade: Do you really want to spend your last day on earth fighting?
Robin: This is not my last day!
Raven: Plasmus?! (Relieved) It's just Plasmus.
Beast Boy: Yeah, but he's still ugly as ever.
Slade: It's a beautiful day for the end of the world.
Raven: Today the prophecy will be fulfilled, Trigon is coming, there's no stopping him.
Robin: There's never been a villain we couldn't stop before.
Raven: Trigon isn't a villain. He is the incarnation of evil. The source of all darkness.
Beast Boy: OK! Bad dude, we get it.
Raven: No, you don't. You don't know Trigon.
Robin: And Trigon doesn't know the Titans.
Slade: The chamber has been prepared for you. Everything is ready for Trigon's ascent.
Raven: You're a fool. Whatever he promised, he won't deliver.
Slade: Dear child, you don't know what you're talking about.
Raven: You think I don't know my own father?
Slade: You are merely the portal. An insignificant pawn in Trigon's game.
Raven: Then I guess we have that in common. And once he gets what he wants, you'll be insignificant, too.
Slade: Shut your mouth! (The fire creatures clamber on Slade and hold him down) Get off me! Do as I command!
Raven: Come to think of it, Slade, you're already insignificant. Even your own army won't listen to you.
The penny Beast Boy found and gave to Raven is shown to have the date 1964 on it.
This episode, as well as the following two episodes, is loosely based on the plot from The New Teen Titans comic book. In 1984, the series was renumbered, and the first five issues contained a story arc that would later be called "Trigon the Terrible" when the issues were collected in a graphic novel.
This episode specifically can be compared to New Teen Titans 1-2 (1984).
The biggest difference in the animated version, besides the Titans themselves, is the inclusion of Slade. He was not used at all in the comic book story arc.
Near the beginning of this episode, there is a scene when Raven says to Robin on the roof, "Hungry?" Terra says this same phrase in the episode "Betrayal" when she is out with Beast Boy.
Second appearance of Plasmus having nothing to do with Slade.
This marks the first appearance of Raven's soul-self attack.
Raven transfers her powers to the Titans at the near end of the episode.
In this episode, Beast Boy says: "Find a penny, pick it up, uh, something something something, good luck!" The actual saying goes, "Find a penny, pick it up and all day long you'll have good luck."
Trigon's appearance at the end of this episode differs from his appearance in "Nevermore." But - it should be noted - the "Trigon" in "Nevermore" was a manifestation in Raven's mind.
Trigon is voiced by a different person than the one from "Nevermore."
Raven smiles very similar to how Robin smiled in "Date with Destiny" during the beginning of this episode.
Starfire is the only one who likes Raven's pancakes. Her topping of choice is mustard.
Look Hard: Silkie can be seen next to Starfire in the pizza parlor.
Opener: Trigon and Slade confirm their "deal." Meanwhile, Raven awakens to the red markings all over her body at the Tower.
3-D CGI Computer Animation is used in this episode once again. It is used in the scene in which the camera zooms through the Tower passing through the air vents, hallways, stairs, etc. to get to the safety room the Titans made to put Raven in.
When Raven drops the penny when she opens the portal, you can see that the date is 1964, the year Teen Titans came to the DC universe.
Trigon takes away all of Slade's new powers at the end of this episode.
Cyborg lifts and swings an entire building, indicating that he reinstalled the Max-7 from "Overdrive," as he would not have been able to even lift, let alone swing, such a huge amount of weight as was demonstrated in "Only Human."
Villain(s): Slade & Trigon.
YTV airdate: June 15, 2005.
First appearance of Plasmus' human form since "Divide and Conquer."
Cyborg mentions Stank-Ball again. This is the sport he and Beast Boy made up in "Spellbound," and this is the first we've heard of it since.
During the fight with the flame creatures, Beast Boy becomes the were-beast from "The Beast Within" again. Apparently, he can do this at will now.
Cyborg unveils a very cool new bit of techno. He drains the tower of its power and converts himself to a very powerful energy cannon. This is, of course, the first time we've seen him do this.
This is the first season finale that the Titans are not trying to stop some villain from destroying or ruling the world. This time their primary goal is to save Raven.
Raven's father, Trigon, finally comes to Earth to wreak havoc.
This episode was originally supposed to air on May 25th on YTV in Canada, but for some unknown reason was replaced by "Bunny Raven or How to Make a Titananimal Disappear."
Slade: Retracting himself after getting kicked by Robin
Slade retracts himself with exceptional athleticism after being kicked powerfully by Robin exactly the same way Vega (claw) from Street Fighter did when fighting Chun-Li in the infamous "Shower Scene" battle in Street Fighter 2: The Animated Movie.
Raven: I thought that by fighting crime, it would somehow make up for this. This is similar to the Norse destruction myth, Ragnarok, in which evil will prevail, but yet humans still fight evil anyway.
When Cyborg transforms into the super cannon, he takes a form not to different from a Yu-Gi-Oh! card known as Barrel Dragon, a machine with three cannons, two in place of arms and a cannon mounted on his head.
Raven: The Wish List
When Raven said that she was doing good to even out all the bad things she did, it sounded like the book, "The Wish List."
Raven: (Climbing the stone staircase)
Raven acsends the stone staircase without hesitation, each step appearing right before she steps on it. This is a lot like that bridge Magneto formed as he crossed the chasm in the X-Men movie.
Plasmus: Son Goku
No, not Goku from the Dragon Ball series, but Son Goku the Monkey King. It's actually a Chinese legend, but I'm using the Japanese name because that is more commonly used. When Plasmus turns into a rolling ball and Cyborg shoots him, he splits up into several mini-Plasmuses and attacks Cyborg. This is a move that the Monkey King did.
Cyborg: Transformation Sequence
When Cyborg hooks himself up to the tower and transforms his entire body into two massive sonic cannons, the transformation sequence is strikingly similar to the final attack of Big O in the Big O series finale.
Robin: Looks like it's going to be a beautiful day.
This quote may be a reference to the movie Batman & Robin. It seems less than a coincidence that Robin said this when the movie it came from starred a Robin and had Robin in the title.
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