Episode eight of DC Universe’s Titans, titled Donna Troy, just name dropped two of Batman’s greatest foes.
The first DC Universe original series Titans has been doing an impressive job of carving out its own niche in the company’s long legacy, but that doesn’t mean that it will shy away from referencing some of the biggest names in DC Comics. This week’s episode of Titans introduced a number of characters from the comics, starting with the titular hero Donna Troy (Conor Leslie), a.k.a. Wonder Girl.
Donna Troy’s interactions with Robin (Brenton Thwaites) made her a welcome addition to the series, which has a knack not only for introducing characters from the comics in the flesh, such as the Doom Patrol, but for name dropping as well. Episode two was no exception, starting with the Joker.
Donna Troy’s history with Robin played an important role in the episode and thanks to flashbacks, fans were able to see it rather than simply have it told in conversation. In a scene that also references Wonder Woman, Dick Grayson talks with Donna because he is distraught after having seen a bad guy kill multiple people. That bad guy was revealed to be none other than the Joker, Batman’s most iconic enemy.
Batman has plenty of iconic foes though, so there is certainly no shortage of them to reference on the series. Later in the episode, in the present day, Dick is at a showing of Donna’s art and by her instructions, he tries to better his social skills. After trying to talk to another character with no success, Dick hilariously proclaims:
“I wonder what the Penguin’s doing right now.”
There are three more episodes remaining in this first season of Titans, so surely the references won’t stop here. We’ll be sure to keep you updated on all news regarding Titans as soon as more information becomes available. Did you enjoy Episode 8 of Titans? What’s been your favorite reference in the series thus far? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below!
“Titans explores one of the most popular comic book teams ever. It follows a group of young soon-to-be superheroes recruited from every corner of the DC Universe. In the action-adventure series, Dick Grayson emerges from the shadows to become the leader of a fearless band of new heroes that includes Starfire, Raven and others.”
Titans stars Brenton Thwaites as Dick Grayson/Robin, Anna Diop as Starfire, Teagan Croft as Raven, Lindsey Gort as Detective Amy Rohrbach, Alan Ritchson as Hawk, Minka Kelly as Dove, Ryan Potter as Beast Boy, Dwain Murphy as Negative Man, Jake Michaels as Cliff Steel, April Bowlby as Elasti-Girl, Bruno Bichir as Dr. Niles Caulder, and Conor Leslie as Wonder Girl, with Curran Walters rumored to appear as Jason Todd.