Very few superhero groups in DC have achieved the status and attracted as many “A-List” characters as the Teen Titans. Just one quick glimpse at the roster could leave anyone in awe and disbelief as to how impressive it is: Starfire, Beast Boy, Raven, Nightwing, Blue Beetle, Cyborg, Arsenal, Jericho, Hawk, Dove, Static, and more.
I’ve often sat back and wondered who is the most powerful member of the Teen Titans. I mean, with so many superheroes on the roster, which member could single-handily change the course of any battle simply with their presence? To ease my mind, tension, and the stress this thought brought me, I sat down one night and created a list of who I thought was the most powerful. If you permit me a moment, I’d like to share it with you. Here are the most powerful members of the Teen Titans.
Nightwing doesn’t possess any inherent powers. Instead, he has trained to become the best version of himself, and that version cracks this top 10 most powerful members of the Teen Titans list.
Batman trained Nightwing. That should be enough to convince anyone of his worthiness. If, however, it isn’t, remember this. Under Batman, Nightwing became a world-class detective, one of the best fighters in DC, a phenomenal leader, and someone capable of stepping in as Batman should the need ever arise…and all that is in addition to his naturally acrobatic abilities.
Nightwing is the leader of the Teen Titans, and rightfully so. He’s the voice of reason, the guiding light when there isn’t one, the one that his fellow members look up to, and the one entrusted with making the most difficult of decisions.
As a half-human half-machine, Cyborg has at his disposal superhuman strength, durability, and stamina. He also has various gadgets built directly into his body, and he might not be the physically stronger member of Teen Titans, but he just may be the most useful one.
He is also, due to his mechanical parts, immune to most forms of control. We haven’t even touched upon his sonic canons and missile launchers, which are evidence enough of his potential.
8. Wonder Girl
Like Wonder Woman, Donna Troy is an Amazon with incredible speed, endurance, durability, and strength. She can fly, manipulate energy, and control the animals around her. Donna’s powers are so advanced that she can stand tall against Wonder Woman…something she has done in the past.
Unlike most Amazons, Donna Troy underwent a rigorous training program that taught her armed and unarmed combat. She can heal quickly, carries the Lasso of Persuasion, can perfectly mimic any voice she hears, and if she absolutely needs it, has an indestructible sword and shield at her disposal.
7. Miss Martian
When you’re the female equivalent to one of DC’s most powerful characters, you’re bound to appear on any top 10 most powerful members of the Teen Titans list.
Like Martian Manhunter, Miss Martian is immensely powerful. Miss Martian can shapeshift, turn herself invisible, can phase through objects, and has superhuman strength, speed, durability, and stamina.
In addition, she possesses regenerative powers, can fly, can use telepathy, has enhanced senses, can read and manipulate minds, create new memories, and cast illusions. Finally, Miss Martian possesses telekinesis, which she uses to project blasts, grip objects, choke her opponents, and create shields.
As a result of her incredible power level and if she ever chose to, Miss Martian could cripple almost anyone in the DC Universe.
6. Blue Beetle
Blue Beetle would easily rank higher on this list if not for Jamie’s unwillingness to give up control to the Scarab. Blue Beetle is a force to be reckoned with, even at a percentage of his power.
The Scarab that gives Jamie his power grafted itself onto his spine. Although it’s always there, it typically surfaces when it senses Jamie is in danger. When this happens, it generates and encases Jamie in a high-tech suit of armor. The Scarab can mold itself into almost anything with the armor around him. It commonly molds itself into swords, shields, energy cannons, and other weapons capable of mass destruction.
The Scarab can also discharge magic-neutralizing energy from Jamie’s hands, force extra-dimensional objects to appear, grant flight, and, if the situation calls for it, transform itself and Jamie into Infiltrator Mode. When in this mode, the suit grows taller, adds bulk, and fights without any sort of conscious input from Jamie.
When you are the cloned offspring of Lex Luthor and Superman, you’re easily part of the most powerful members of the Teen Titans list.
After Doomsday and Superman shocked the world in 1993, a void was left in all of humanity. That void was soon filled by Project Cadmus when unbeknownst to anyone, the genetic information of Lex Luthor was combined with that of Superman. The creation, Kon-El, was aged to his mid-teens and given all the biological information required by someone of that age group.
Shortly thereafter, the new creation embarked on a world tour to establish his own identity. Superboy possesses most of the well-known and not-so-well-known Superman powers through what’s known as Tactile Telekinesis. Some of these include invulnerability, telepathy, heat vision, x-ray vision, telescopic vision, flight, freeze breath, wind breath, super strength, and super speed.
Starfire is an alien from the planet Tamaran. She is the daughter of the Royal Family of Tamaran and, as such, royalty. However, she was second in line to assume the throne; through several events, her older sister was deemed unfit to rule. As such, Starfire was hailed as the next Queen of Tamaran. This, however, wasn’t meant to be.
After her sister led the sworn enemy of Tamaran inside the walls, Tamaran fell, and Starfire was ordered to be executed. Nobody foresaw that the Psions would invade and take captive the two sisters. While in captivity, Starfire was experimented on and given a set of completely new powers.
Starfire is very powerful. She possesses superhuman strength, speed, durability, agility, reflexes, and stamina and is nearly invulnerable. She can also fly, is long-lived, has immunity to cold and heat, can survive in space, manipulate ultraviolet energy, absorb and project energy, and emit supernova-type energy.
3. Kid Flash
I’ll be honest. I had a very tough time placing Kid Flash ahead of Starfire as I feel that neither is more powerful than the other. To make this decision, I based it on what they could do with their power, and at the end of the day, I believe Kid Flash can do more with his than Starfire can do with hers.
Kid Flash is the fastest superhero in comics. As with many other DC Speedsters, he can tap into the Speed Force and use it to do things very quickly. He differs from all the other Speedsters because he doesn’t just tap into the Speed Force. He becomes one with it. After becoming one with the Speed Force, he is granted super speed, can read and process material as quickly as he runs, can phase through objects, can time travel, can dimensionally travel, has heightened senses, can give and take speed away, possesses electrokinesis, can manipulate time, and create vortexes.
If that doesn’t convince you, understand that Kid Flash is more powerful than The Flash and actually took over for his mentor after Crisis on Infinite Earths.
Now we’re talking power. Of all the most powerful members of the Teen Titans, only one is more powerful than Tempest…and we’ll get to her. But before we do…
Tempest is power defined. Aside from the fact that he possesses superhuman strength, stamina, and speed, utilizes hydrokinesis, and is amphibious, he can also see long distances underwater and in the dark on land, can instantly freeze and heat almost anything, can astrally project, teleport, and trans-dimensional travel.
None of that, however, comes close to his abilities with Magic. Tempest has purple eyes, which means he can access Atlantean Magic…some of the most powerful magic in existence.
It’s well documented that Raven isn’t just the most powerful character in the Teen Titans, but she’s also one of the most powerful in DC. Raven inherited her power from her father, Trigon. Trigon, for reference, is one of the most powerful comic beings. By the time he was a teenager, he had enslaved millions, destroyed planets, and asserted himself as a force to be reckoned with.
Raven is a wielder of magic. As a wielder of magic, she controls shadows that attack her enemies, can heal wounds, and reduce the recovery time of said wounds. Raven houses an entire world within her and, due to this, can teleport, use telepathy and telekinesis, astrally project, manipulate the emotions of those around her, fly, see into the future, cause hallucinations, has extensive knowledge of the supernatural, and can manipulate time and space.
Raven is so powerful that she could take on the entirety of the Teen Titans at once and walk away as the victor.
And that’s it. The most powerful members of the Teen Titans. What do you think? Who would make your powerful members of the Teen Titans list?