How Teen Titans Adapted The Judas Contract

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Core Ideas : Thank you everyone for all your positive comments and constructive feedback! Some have asked me for the track listings and I wanted to list them here for an easy search. Enjoy! (In chronological order) 1. What Planet Is This - Seatbelts (Cowboy Bebop: The Movie) 2. September - Peter & The Test Tube Babies 3. Sleepy House Over Yonder (No More Heroes 2) 4. Shoujo no Fuan - Yoshida Kiyoshi (Girl Who Leapt Through Time) 5. Burden From The Past - Kohei Tanaka (G Gundam) 6. An Oath With A Smile - Kohei Tanaka (G Gundam)

Lowart : Amazing work! What a fantastic video. It's clear that you really poured yourself into this. I hope that this really takes off.

Miketastic : "That's not me... I'm not a hero, I'm not out to save the world. I'm just a girl with a geometry test next period and I haven't studied." Damn that's some good writing.

Daryl Talks Games : This honestly made me feel so much better about the end of Teen Titans. When I watched the first time I was very young and just wanted more. It felt like an abrupt end. But this gave me a new perspective to look at it from. Tremendous job man, genuinely enjoyed it!

Melissa D : To conclude, Teen Titans Slade is the best Slade.

UltimateKyuubiFox : Your editing in this video is the kind of thing usually reserved for Batman: The Animated Series. There’s so much respect for this show and genuine craftsmanship on your part, I can envision showing literally anyone this and having them feel like it was a worthwhile watch. Great work, man. A sobering yet understated look at an under-appreciated adaptation.

Propane Kid : Damn. I just realized something. When Raven says “you treated us like dirt”. DIRT was the thing Terra ALWAYS manipulated. She used her friends the same way she used the earth. Just a tool.... idk if that was intentional from the writers but that lines definitely more powerful to me now.

CheesecakeLasagna : Even in hindsight, this is actually one of the *top 10 anime betrayals.*

Gavin YoungMann : The terra arc physically hurt me as a kid T-T

Trent Bowie : I hated the comics version of the story, mostly because Slade's manipulation & grooming of Terra was casually swept under the rug. He'd been trying to kill the Titans for 4 years and decided to use a teenage girl to do his job. I appreciated how the 2003 acknowledged this and punished Slade for his crimes.

candied scroll Chara : “I’m just a girl with a geometry test next period and I haven’t studied.” Mood.

Golden Kingdom : Opening line: *"Teen Titans was a pretty weird show"* Me: *"Your intro is a pretty weird show"*

Elijio Ledesma : “Mental issues do not excuse bad actions” wow my first video of you and already you’re hella good at explaining ....literally that one sentence should be said to the world with all these “mental issues” as an excuse for criminals to avoid jail

WhiteRaven696 : I firmly believe the cartoon did it better than the comic. Terra and Raven are my favorite Titans because of the show.

VinylPonScratch : From a girl who played Hero, to one that fell and eventually became one, Teras arc was really a sad one. I remember her episodes the most and her episodes always stuck with me because she was a well written character

Nocturne22 : The cartoon did it better. Terra wasn't the obnoxious, unlikable, yet bland character with very little personal stakes like in the comics. They made sure she had a personal connection to all the Titans, and gave her a clear motivation: to gain control and stop being afraid of herself. We get to see how she goes off the rails, and they wisely left out the sex stuff with Slade. She was treated as an actual teenage girl, and her powers The only thing I wished the cartoon would have done was actually have her go on missions with the Titans, to further drive home her betrayal. It felt awkward how after she joins, she seems to be deliberately left out of the story until her betrayal.

Decaf [Invidia] : I find it strange that more people aren't discussing the fact that Young justice is actually just Teen Titans updated to the current DC universe...

Meeandersons2 : Um, my fair sir, Trouble in Tokyo is NOT about Starfire. It seems more about Robin with Starfire 2nd in priority.

Ben Rhodes : I love how everyone in that school at the end just walk past beast boy and none are fazed

WHO DAT Bob : Man, Ron Perlman is to Slade as Mark Hamill is to the Joker. Dude did an amazing job as Slade.

Anna Bella : I think the cartoon version of Terra worked a lot better, mostly because Terra wasn’t built around being a ‘what a twist’ villain for the sake of it. Sure in later comics they gave Terra a decent reason behind how she behaved, but her purpose was to be the opposite of characters like Kitty Pride and that was the problem.

inplane : There's something I always found charming about Terra. Whether it's her character design or character development, there's always a bittersweet vibe she gives off. Her character is fun to watch as she creatively manipulates the Earth to save people, but deep down we know that isn't the truth. She's broken, lonely, and imperfect in every way possible. That makes me appreciate her good side so much more.

Cold Hazzard : I had a crush on Terra.

liizzset : Wow. Just wow. This was an amazing and heartfelt video. It made me appreciate even more the reason that I am glad that I watched the Teen Titans 2003. Thank you. Hope many successful days for your channel. Just gained a new subscriber.

Alexey Chubarov : I never understood comic fans who hate the animated series. From what they said I had such a picture. They destroyed the character, making a deeper, ambiguous and realistic person from the almost caricature villain-psychopath? What kind of nonsense? I certainly understand what Wolfman wanted to achieve. He wanted to show how some people can deceive and use others. And this is good, especially for the development of characters. And for its time it was really something innovative, but it does not cancel the fact that now it just does not work.

Black Fire 56 : I guess you can she tried to do good but was terable at it

Shadowheartmk : This really hit me in the feels. People are always confused when I tell them she is my favorite super hero, because I can relate to her so much but I can't explain it. This is the best video I have seen of Terra. It really choked me up.

Pablo Gutierrez : My dude, Tara was my favorite character as I felt growing up she was HIGHLY relatable with. I love how there is a touch of poignancy in the editing, man! I am feeling this to the core

jirodyne : This shows both a character you rarely ever see. A semi main character, not just some lowly side character, go through an amazing story arch, and it wasn't for good, or evil. But for the character themselves. This also shows how badass Slade is. That unlike most other villains was both strong physically, mentally, and emotionally. And that he stayed strong, and wasn't beaten by a Deus Ex 'Friendship' or 'Good Guys Always Win' power, not grows weaker or stupid as the show goes on. He's just as good and powerful at the end of the show, as when he started. He was never boosted, or nerfed, to fit the story. Instead the story fit HIM.

maliq ravenell : I can't believe I've saying this......But Teen Titans GO is more Comic accurate to Terra's Character. In the cartoon she's way more psychotic compared to her 2003 counterpart (Well everyone is more crazy in that show.) But her being manipulated by Slade and Beast boy losing her when both of them caring about each other is way better than her being downright crazy.

Toon Link : 4 year olds today are obsessed with paw patrol. Yet my cousin, on the other hand, was 4 years old and a HUGE fan of teen titans. He would go trick or treating as Robin and it was like, the best time of his life. Even with our huge age gap (him being 4 and me being 9) we were both the best of friends who enjoyed the same TV shows, video games, and anime. Maybe not all preschoolers were like my cousin, but I think our generation (90's and 00's) was very special.

Megan 101 : And that’s the reason why Terra is one of my most favorite cartoons characters ever 😊

Catnium : TT + avatar .... best western animations in the last 20 years

Chris Ludwig : Considering how subpar the original comic arc was, it's amazing that it has become so central in the retelling of Teen Titans. Literally after every reboot we get it. Often multiple times per reboot. Darkest Night? Better shoe horn this plot again. Teen Titans the animated series made it work the best. All the credit to them. Still, it would be best if future creators just let it go. Try something new. It wasn't even a particularly well written arc to begin with.

Dunkleosteus : You pronounce "louse" as if it sounds like "loose". It rhymes with "mouse" and is the singular of "lice". It's the origin of the word "lousy".

Zed Miller : so beast boy went to a high school with no problems from the children there

E123OmegaShow : You made such a fantastic video. Terra is my favorite character of the show, and I love both her good and evil side. It just shows how human she is, and how we all make mistakes. Also the scene where Beast Boy tells her it was all HER choice is awesome. Yes she was manipulated, but like you said in the video, it was her insecurities that made her go with Slade. And "Things Change" seems like an ending to her story, but at the same time its like an open door. I really hope we can see her one more time in season 6, so she can say sorry to the Titans

rednekdashie : Damn, really well made video. Personally Terra was one of the best characters. A really good example of how flawed characters are often the most relatable/entertaining to watch. Those flaws make them feel much more real and tangible.

Axxidous : I almost forgot that this show's design forTerra (And my introduction to the character) was the inspiration for the design of a new female character I'd made in my own story, which I eventually rebooted and turned that secondary character into the main character with some redesigning. And now I'm like "OH YEAH! This character was inspired by the design of Terra on Teen Titans...... random.) Also never knew she was a bad guy. I thought she was tricked or mind controlled. Never really got to see a lot of this show. So when I saw she was a villain when I just HAPPENED to see some of Teen Titans Go and realized that was based more on the comics, I was kinda surprised. I liked her better as a protagonist even with steering off the right path. She just... doesn't seem like a bad guy.

Meeshell ART : It's great seeing all the Teen Titan love and attention at the moment.

Angelica Fandino : Could you do a comparison video of the Teen Titans: Judas Contract comic and the animated movie adaptation? They're all most alike frame by frame and I wanna know your thoughts on it.

Fought a Pidgeon : As a kid, I hated Terra and how she made me feel. She was dangerous and I couldn't tell what she was thinking and I still really don't like her.

Curios : I just found your channel and picked this video out of curiosity.Truly good writing you have, and needless to say about how much you investigate for your videos. The editing is solid, despite for some little details that I can't appear to find now (there was a moment in which you showed three pictures, and after a bit made them fade. I'm pretty sure one of those faded later than the others, but it's something minor to look at anyways). But over all, good work man, you deserve a lot more subscribers for this! You have a good future. About The Judas Contract: quite the adaption is Teen Titans ain't it? Made quite the job with Terra, and while I actually haven't watched much of the show, now I'm interested in doing so. I can easily see why it's regarded as a beloved adaptation, I'll enjoy watching it for sure.

true twink : With that perspective, it becomes a bit of a morbid irony that, at least with terra, ttg adapted the comics more faithfully then the original animated series. Dosent make it better, 2003 terra is still easily my fav!

buca117 : This was really well edited. You should be seriously proud of that, man. Also, the content was pretty good. I think I appreciate the Teen Titans' Terra over what you described as the original. A sociopath is way, way less interesting and impactful than a traitorous friend. For me, the most powerful scene in the Titans tv show, one that encompassed the sheer rage borne of betrayal, was the one where the five titans finally reunite and take down Terra in that ominous fog. That. That was what it all meant.

corbin m : i waant expecting that i would be FEELING THINGS. warn me next time ;_;

S. F. P. : Terra was always my favorite character of them all. I'm glad to see that there was a larger picture with her.

BIGJXXX : You just gained a SUB...Great Character study.

enderverse 375 : You sir have a new sub

Vicious Delicious : So sad that young justice is going the comic book route instead of the teen titans one. You did a good job of explaining Tera