The Teen Titans have been a fixture of DC Comics since the team first appeared back in 1964's The Brave and the Bold #54. While the team has featured some of the DC Universe's greatest young superheroes, the roster has been filled with several characters who don't match up in skill or power-level when compared to the likes of Kid Flash, Robin, and others.
Some of the worst Teen Titan characters aren't necessarily the weakest characters in the DC Universe, but there are plenty who are lame in comparison to some of the more prominent members. These 12 members of the Teen Titans are not necessarily terrible superheroes, but compared to the best the team has employed, they don't match up in the least.
Check out these 12 bad Teen Titans characters who have been featured members of the team at one time or another in the past 60 years, and don't forget to vote up the characters you think are the worst of them all!
Real names: William Bartholomew "Billy" Wu
First appearance: Teen Titans Special #1, 2018
William "Billy" Wu, otherwise known as Roundhouse, is one of the newest members of Damian Wayne's Teen Titans team, and there isn't a lot known about him. He's basically the team's version of Beast Boy when it comes to his attitude, but his powers are much different.
Roundhouse has the ability to contort himself into a ball, which gives him superhuman speed and strength as well as durability. He can then smash into objects or enemies and deal significant amounts of damage. Basically, he's the Teen Titans version of a pinball.Terrible or not that bad?
Real names: Danny Chase
First appearance: New Teen Titans Annual Vol 2 #3, 1987
Phantasm is the grandson of a man who was exposed to intense radiation, which spread through the genes until it hit Danny, making him into a metahuman when he was born. He was born with the ability to move objects with his mind, and his parents trained them in their chosen field, which was espionage.
Phantasm met up with the Teen Titans when the team helped to save his parents, and as a result, he joined the team. The problem with Phantasm was that he considered everyone else on the team to be beneath him. Basically, he wasn't a team player, and this created a plethora of problems. Ultimately, he redeemed himself by sacrificing his life to free Raven from possession.Terrible or not that bad?
Real names: Zan and Jayna
First appearance: Super Friends #7
The Wonder Twins were made popular thanks to appearances in cartoons, but they made the move over to the Teen Titans, and have been featured in comics off-and-on for years. Despite being alien superheroes who can take the form of just about anything they declare, there are some limitations, which make them somewhat useless.
For one thing, when they applied to join the Teen Titans, Jayna got the gig while Zan got stuck being the team's receptionist. It kind of makes sense when you consider their powers. Jayna can turn into any animal she wants while Zan can become water in its varied forms. The biggest drawback revolves around how they transform; the two have to fistbump and declare, "Wonder Twin Powers, Activate!" This was then followed by "Form of:" and you might hear "Steam" or "Tiger."
To be fair, Jayna's ability is cool, but it's also pretty much a carbon copy of Beast Boy, which makes these two pretty redundant, if not superfluous.Terrible or not that bad?
Real names: Celine Patterson
First appearance: Teen Titans Vol 4 #2, 2011
Skitter joined up with the Teen Titans when Tim Drake put together a team back in 2011. She has the ability to transform herself into an insectoid creature, which gives her superhuman strength, and she can shoot webs.
Skitter joined the team, but she didn't remain with the Teen Titans for very long. Her transformation is pretty useful, but she can only trigger the power when she's sleeping. Essentially, she doesn't have control over the ability, which triggers after she enters a gestational period, which includes a cocoon.Terrible or not that bad?