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The 6 Weakest Characters On Titans

It took four years to bring the live-action adaptation of DC Comic's popular Teen Titans series to the small screen, but ever since the fresh-faced, fan-favorites assembled in 2018, they've really lived up to their powerful hype.

Created by Akiva Goldsman, Geoff Johns, and Greg Berlanti, Titans follows some of DC's most recognizable young heroes, sidekicks, and vigilantes. Chief among them are Nightwing, Beast Boy, Raven, Starfire, Wonder Girl, Ravager, Aqualad, and Robin, whose offensive and defensive powers span everything from indestructibility to the energy of the actual sun. Over two seasons, the team has been responsible for taking out super-soldier mercenaries like Deathstroke and knocking down the interdimensional planet-destroyer Trigon. And each time they face the world's — and sometimes the galaxy's — latest and greatest threat, their expert combat skills and deadly superhuman abilities prove there isn't another small screen DC team-up nearly as dynamic.

Every team member can hold their own in a fight, but it's clear between their battles with bad guys — and occasionally each other — that some Titans pack a bigger punch than others. Here's a tidy list of some of the weaker characters on Titans. (Disclaimer: We're not considering any team members' comic or animated iterations. Instead, we're basing our definition of "weakest" only on what the series has told and shown viewers.)

Bruce Wayne/Batman

On practically any other superhero power ranking, a hero of Batman's caliber would be far from the bottom — and in a way, that's still true here because Batman isn't really on Titans. Before the second season launched in late 2019, showrunner Greg Walker revealed in an interview with The Wrap that his series' incarnation of Bruce Wayne was still very much Batman. However, fans were told that the Titans would primarily be spending their time with the beloved billionaire and not the caped crusader. 

The decision to focus more on the life — and of course, angst — of the Gotham hero has meant the character's powers are mostly in the vein of vigilante wisdom and tough love. Played by Game of Thrones star Iain Glen, Wayne functioned throughout his second season appearance primarily as a periphery character who got inside the heads of the burgeoning team of young superheroes. His complicated relationship with his former Robin ate away at the psyche of the Titans team leader Dick Grayson. A manifestation of Dick's insecurities, guilt, and trauma, Wayne shoved Grayson over the edge before helping him crawl out of the darkness and reemerge as the newly-minted Nightwing. 

When he wasn't haunting Dick, he was offering his hideouts (and gadgets), settling down to dinner, and potentially manifested as a figment of the heroes' imaginations to reunite the temporarily broken team. While he might not have been kicking any butt, Wayne played a pivotal and influential role on Titans season 2 by helping shape the direction of the Titans. For that, he's still a powerful character on Titans, but one of the weaker ones of them all.

Joseph Wilson/Jericho

Played by model, YouTuber, and small-screen newcomer Chella Man, Jericho, otherwise known as Joseph Wilson, is the super-powered son of one of the Titans' most infamous enemies: Deathstroke. On the series, the hero can possess the body of anyone by merely making eye contact with them. When they aren't using Jericho's power to goof around, the Titans mostly use his ability to help them take over the minds of bad guys, simplifying their takedowns with a more insider approach. 

But later on Titans season 2, it's revealed how this power can also be used against the hero. After Jericho's physical body is compromised, he transforms into his typical see-through matter before possessing the body of someone he eventually despises. While phasing into the body of another typically gives Jericho complete control, we see how entering a particularly powerful and controlling mind can essentially trap the young hero in a maddening mental-prison.

Jericho has a gentle and good-natured spirit, and Titans does an excellent job of illustrating how his softer and more level temperate adds a nice (and necessary) counter to the Titans' often high-energy, aggressive approach. But following his very own episodic introduction, Jericho doesn't get much screen time to develop his powers alone or with the Titans. As a result, he's not only not much of a physical fighter, but also still has a ways to go to in learning how to harness the true potential of his ability.

Jason Todd/Robin

On Titans, Curran Walters stars as Jason Todd, a cocky, wise-cracking, and generally rebellious former street orphan who's saved by Bruce Wayne and intended to be molded into Dick Grayson's replacement. The character's first live-action incarnation doesn't come from the same acrobat blood as his predecessor, but in many ways, he's dealing with the same kinds of internal strife and darkness. After a few "incidents" while out on missions, Todd is shipped off to the Titans headquarters under the hope that Grayson can help shape the newest Robin into the sidekick Batman needs.  

But Todd's eagerness to prove himself coupled with his insecurities — about his place both in the world and the Bat-family — often see him physically and emotionally acting out. He's definitely more of a seasoned fighter than a character like Jericho, but his martial arts and hand combat skills don't quite match the precision or strength of his fellow powerless Titans. Part of this is age and overall experience, but another part is his commitment to training and taking the job seriously. While out with the team, Todd is often flying by the seat of some really good pants, combining his skills in swordsmanship and marksmanship with a brutal fighting style, free-running ability, and keen sense hearing and sight. It's a potent mixture but can result in just as many misses as hits. 

Based on the Titans season 2 finale, it's unclear whether Todd reaching his true potential alongside the Titans is in the cards. When and if the young Robin decides to commit and work through some of his emotional baggage, he'll be a vigilante to reckon with. 

Hank Hall and Dawn Granger/Hawk and Dove

As two of the original and eldest Titans, Hank (Alan Ritchson) and Dawn (Minka Kelly) — otherwise known as Hawk and Dove — faced head on some of the young team's deadliest enemies and the group's biggest dramas. They have also survived several difficult personal challenges, with Hank enduring sexual abuse and battling drug addiction and Dawn facing physical abuse at the hands of her mother's boyfriend. Dove's years of gymnastics, ballet, and jiu-jitsu training have put her in peak physical condition, and given Dawn both quick reflexes and excellent agility. Like Hank's, her conditioning has allowed her to endure seemingly deadly feats and recover from injuries very quickly despite not having superhuman healing powers. Hank, meanwhile, has years of conditioning as a football player — giving him enhanced strength, stamina, and endurance. He, too, can heal quickly like Dawn. 

On their own, both are strong, highly-experienced fighters — but as evidenced on season 1 and season 2 of Titans, it's when they're together that they're most powerful. Though they lack superhuman powers, Hawk's aggressive strength and Dove's calm and calculated swiftness can be particularly useful — especially when their meta-human teammates are facing their respective kryptonite, or the bad guy just needs a good old-fashioned hand-to-hand takedown. 

Brought together by shared traumas — including the deaths of loved ones — Hawk and Dove tend to balance each other out, as long as their heads are clear and their attention focused. Unfortunately, their advanced combat skills aren't enough to overpower many of the team's meta-human or alien members who possess super abilities. 

Rose Wilson/Ravager

The second child of Deathstroke, also known as Slade Wilson (Esai Morales), Rose Wilson (Chelsea Zhang) has unique abilities like her half-brother, Jericho. Yet, Ravager — as Rose is eventually known – is far better equipped for combat. Unlike Joseph, Rose grew up without her father's presence in her life and thus has no way to explain her superhuman abilities, which currently include rapid physical regeneration. Following a series of shocking near-death run-ins, Rose seeks out her father for answers, and he eventually persuades her to leave her regular life behind for something more at his side. After taking her under his suffocating wing, Slade viciously trains Rose to become a pawn in his plan to take down the Titans. 

Rose's relationship to the Titans and the super-soldier assassin Deathstroke are complicated both in the comics and on the show. That ultimately works to her advantage in terms of combat, molding her into one of the series' more versatile and deadly Titans. Deathstroke is one of the young vigilante group's most formidable villains due to his own enhanced abilities, and thanks to her biological connection to him, Rose possesses similar skills. Not only does she have increased reflexes, endurance, and strength, but she also has trained through blood, sweat, and tears with Deathstroke to become a master swordswoman and martial arts fighter. Additionally, Rose received training from Titans leader Dick Grayson after he took her in and provided a haven from her father, giving her experience in two different yet equally effective combat styles. 

Rose is still a fresher fighter than other Titans, though, and her ability to regenerate is more of a defensive than offensive power. So while she's practically indestructible, there's still a ways for her to go to become as powerful as other characters on the series.

Garth/Aqualad

Although he's the Titan with the briefest stint screentime-wise, Aqualad (Drew Van Acker) is far more powerful than the DC Universe show let on. Making his first and last appearances on just two season 2 flashback episodes, Garth was part of the initial incarnation of the Titans — having fought alongside Robin, Hawk, and Dove, as well as his love interest, Wonder Girl Donna Troy. The fun-loving, noble, and slightly daredevil sidekick to Aquaman hailed from Atlantis and served with the Titans for four short months. He aided in stopping criminals big and small, as well as helping the Titans defeat a significant enemy: the meta-human physicist and Deathstroke collaborator Dr. Light. Dick Grayson may have been the team leader, but Garth was, in many ways, the group's heart. 

Like his fellow Atlanteans and several of his fellow Titans, Aqualad possessed both superhuman durability and reflexes. The show fell short, however, in illustrating the character's full set of potential powers that were portrayed by his comics and other on-screen counterparts. There was little evidence of any enhanced senses, teleportation, time travel, telekinesis, or even magical skills. But it was assumed that Garth could survive great ocean depths, swim at fast speeds, talk to aquatic life through telepathy and — as viewers saw during one fight — manipulate water through hydrokinesis. Aqualad wasn't bulletproof, a fact that ultimately led to his demise, but he was still a formidable and essential member of the Titans while alive.