|icon_uk (icon_uk) wrote in scans_daily,|
@ 2011-08-29 09:03 pm UTC
|Entry tags:||char: cyborg/vic stone, char: raven/rachel roth, char: robin/nightwing/dick grayson, char: starfire/koriand'r, creator: j. torres, creator: todd nauck, title: teen titans go!|
The Titans are fighting a villainous martial artist called Katarou, a villain who Robin has faced before (in the episode called "The Quest"), but who is now using a magic crystal (also seen before in the series, being used by the power-thief the Master of Games) to absorb and mimic the skills of any number of martial arts masters. He also gains their combined strength, making him VERY dangerous.
Starfires blast damages the crystal, releasing the captive martial artists, but also causing it to explode, despite Raven's efforts to contain it. A suitably magical explosion appears, and emerging from the clouds of smoke and trying to work out why his white-sound blaster isn't working properly is Cyborg, who finds himself... strangely changed... (The Deadman lookalike is Katarou, for those who didn't click on the link)
And he's not the only one, as the others emerge...
And that leaves only one, their focussed, reserved, always serious team leader...
I have to say I DO like how the costumes are altered. Yes, Raven in bare legs when this Robin never is is odd, and Robin's new costume seems very restrained next to Starfire take on it, but what the heck.
The crystal is now in three pieces, and Katarou has snagged one and made a break for it whilst the Titans were too busy trying to work out what the heck had just happened to them.
Inside the Tower, Raven is researching how to repair the crystal and reverse the spell. BEast Boy is trying to help, but is feeling distinctly out of sorts because of Raven's powers, which are twisting his guts into knots, and he compares it to the way he felt after a pizza eating contest, and chanting her mantra isn't helping.
Believe it or not, that helps, so mercifully, the bucket isn't needed. Starfire is staring out the window, not wanting to go outside and be seen by... someone who actually seems to be enjoying the switcharound.
Realising who she is talking too, she quickly apologises, and Cyborg tells her that it's all right, he understands her feelings all too well.
He does appear to be slightly... jazzed, I think is the best term.
Raven reports they NEED the third part of the gem, or the spell can never be reversed. Beast Boy in particular is desperate to get his old powers back.
The team, apart from Raven, head out on the hunt for Katarou, they don't take the T-Car because Cyborg want's to enjoy flying under his own power just this once, and they humour him. :)
And Robin is finally able to return the favour for Starfire after all those times he had to be carried in her arms (Though I doubt he ever objected THAT much)
It's only when they get ashore they realise they have to think like Katarou, and as soon as they do it's obvious what they have to do, because there's only one place he'd be.
And indeed, back at the Tower, Raven finds an intruder, and she is NOT impressed. What a coward Katarou is, as soon as he loses his stolen powers he flees, only returning to get the rest of the gem when he thought everyone else had left...
It kills me to cut the page of their fight, as each recognises that the other is a real master. Katarou finally asks who she could have learned all these moves from... He's interrupted by a starbolt.
And indeed Raven has no problem finishing Katarou off with a well thrown batarang.
After he's been taken away, she recites the reversal spell, though the gem is still fractured, it's now back in one piece, so that should sort it out, no?
Oops! And there we leave our heroes as they try to convince Raven, as politely as possible (yeah right) that she needs to fix this NOW!