When the Brain sends villains after individual Titans, Cheshire is sent after Speedy. In the comics, Cheshire and Speedy had a daughter that Cheshire hid from Speedy for the first several years of the child's life.
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As Robin calls all the Titans and everyone they've contacted, a communicator appears with pictures of all the characters. One of the character photos is of Wonder Girl, a member of the original Teen Titans in the comics. This is her only appearance in the series.
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This episode features the first full animated debuts of Argent, Pantha, Jericho, Bushido, Herald and Killowat; It also features the full animated debuts of Cheshire and Psimon.
Psimon was originally slated to appear in the first season episode, Teen Titans: The Sum of His Parts (2003), but the character in that episode was changed to an original on named Fixit.
Freddy Rodríguez - the voice of Mas Y Menos - was originally slated to provide the voice of Pantha. It's not quite clear why they replaced Rodriguez with Diane Delano, because story editor Rob Hoegee said he felt Rodriguez had this great Ricardo Montalban meets Antonio Banderas thing going on, which is what he pictured Pantha sounding like. The replacement likely happened because the powers to be wanted an actual woman to voice the character.
H.I.V.E. students Angel and XL Terrestrial make their first full animated appearances; They previously had cameos in Teen Titans: Deception (2004) and Teen Titans: Homecoming: Part 2 (2005).
Wonder Girl makes her second "unofficial" appearance on the animated series in another cameo. She is seen on the compass wheel. Wonder Girl, also known as Donna Troy, is Wonder Woman's younger sister. She first appeared - and joined the Teen Titans - in "Brave and the Bold" #60.
This episode introduces Argent. She was introduced in "Teen Titans" (vol. 2) #1, where the second group of Teen Titans were united by a common origin. The sinister H'San Natall alien race produced alien/human half-breeds to act as warrior sleeper agents on Earth. The seedlings - Argent, Risk, Joto and Prysm - were activated on their 16th birthdays. Silver-skinned Toni Monetti learned she had the ability to control bursts of silver plasma energy. Joining the Teen Titans as Argent, Toni evolved from spoiled rich girl to capable heroine. In this episode, Argent even remarks when she receives a Titans communicator that it clashes with her outfit. In the comics, Argent is Italian, not British.
This episode introduces Pantha. In the comics, Pantha first hit the scene in "The New Titans"#74. A result of the Wildebeest Society's macabre experiments, Pantha long sought the truths behind her origins. Pantha's razor sharp personality was softened when Baby Wildebeest bonded with ferocious feline as his 'mama' - much to her chagrin. This episode, Cyborg mentions that Pantha and Wildebeest are friends. Upon learning of Wildebeest's capture, Pantha becomes enraged.
Raven locates the Titan known as Herald. In the comics, streetwise Mal Duncan was invited to join the Titans by Loren Jupiter in "Teen Titans" (vol. 1) #26. Mal later adopted the identity of the Herald when his girlfriend Karen Beecher (Bumblebee) helped fashion a dimension-opening Gabriel's Horn for him. Herald and Bumblebee eventually settled down and married. But the Titanic twosome has come out of 'semi-retirement' when their Titans friends need them.
Raven locates Herald in Dimension X, which is an alien dimension encountered by the Teen Titans in the comics way back in 1968. In "Teen Titans" (vol. 1) #16, The Teen Titans discovered that Hillsdale High actually is the secret base for an alien takeover. Entering "Dimension X," they rescued some of the students. The Dimension X aliens returned in "Teen Titans" (vol. 1) #21-22.
In the comics, Jericho first appeared in "Tales of the Teen Titans" #42-44. As son of Slade Wilson, Joe Wilson was born with the mutant ability to possess people once he made eye contact. A childhood accident left his vocal chord severed - leaving young Joey unable to speak. The gentle mute hero known as Jericho joined the Titans despite his familial ties. When Beast Boy first meets Jericho, he is playing a guitar; In the comic book series, Jericho was an artist and musician.
In Asia, Robin locates Bushido. Marking his first appearance in "Titans Annual" #1, Japanese teenager Ryuko Orsono became the proud Bushido warrior upon his mother's death - fulfilling a long family line of honorable heroes. In this episode, Robin and Bushido fight demon-ninjas who turn to dust; Bushido battles various mythical creatures from Japanese folklore.
In the comics, Killowat was a member of the time-tossed Team Titans who first appeared in "The New Titans" #79. Hailing from a depressing alternate future, the time-lost teens sought to prevent their own future. Originally a soldier for the evil Lord Chaos, Charlie Watkins realized the error of his ways during an accident with a bank of energy converters. Crackling with electricity, Charlie joined the Team Titans as Killowat! Killowat was later erased from time during the Zero Hour time crisis in 1994.
The asian assassin known as Cheshire made her first appearance in "The New Teen Titans Annual" #2. Vietnamese orphan Jade Nguyen learned to survive in the Far East through the study of martial arts and the craft of poison. Taking the name Cheshire, she became a feared and famous international assassin. Jade later had a daughter named Lian, the product of a brief yet passionate affair with Speedy. In this episode, the battle between Speedy and Cheshire has some special significance for long-time Titans fans.
In the comics, Psimon first plagued the Titans as a member of the Fearsome Five way back in "The New Teen Titans" (vol. 1) #3. Dr. Simon Jones was given fantastic mental powers by Raven evil father, Trigon. Psimon gathered the Fearsome Five, a group of criminals, to destroy the Teen Titans.