Sunday, May 18, 2014

Teen Titans Go! - Real Magic

Raven (Tara Strong) gets increasing frustrated with the rest of the team first for being so mesmerized by Mumbo Jumbo's (Tom Kenny) magic tricks that they don't even realize the villain is robbing their favorite diner and later when Robin (Scott Menville) begins doing similar tricks back at Titans Tower.

Despite having an actual user in their midst, Starfire (Hynden Walch), Beast Boy (Greg Cipes), and Cyborg (Khary Payton) are for more interested in Robin's low-budget magic tricks. Raven also warns the Titans leader that if he doesn't start taking magic more seriously he threatens to throw off the balance and anger the Magic God (Kenny). Which is of course what happens, although the God is a lover of all magic and it's Raven, not Robin, who is called upon for her negativity towards Robin's magic act.

The Titans overreaction to Robin's lame tricks, while ignoring Raven's magic (which has become commonplace to them) is fun and you can certainly see how it would get on her nerves. Although certainly goofy, the twist of having the Magic God angered not by Robin's love of various magic tricks (including the water tank that kills him) but at Raven is a nice touch as the show continues to explore a theme of Raven's attitude towards her teammates (and the wider world).

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