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"Trigon Lives!": Raven tries to call back the Titans after they believe they have been led astray by her. She is then shown having a conversation with her father Trigon, and declares him her enemy. With a few lighting bolts, Trigon sends down his advance warrior Goronn. With Raven overpowered, s


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New Teen Titans #5 is an issue of the series New Teen Titans (Volume 1) with a cover date of March, 1981.

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Synopsis for "Trigon Lives!"

Raven tries to call back the Titans after they believe they have been led astray by her. She is then shown having a conversation with her father Trigon, and declares him her enemy. With a few lighting bolts, Trigon sends down his advance warrior Goronn. With Raven overpowered, she sends her soul self to get help from the Titans again. This time with Robin, Koriand'r, Changeling & Wonder Girl agree to help. Cyborg stays behind to talk with Kid Flash who feels betrayed by Raven and after a brief lecture, Kid Flash and Cyborg join the battle.

They first attack Goronn separately, then realize they must work together and eventually take down Goronn. While watching in cloud form, Trigon is displeased and warps the titans back to titans tower, while he tells Raven he is going to invade this world. Raven escapes and Psimon comes to Trigon's side, but is spread across the time stream for having attempted to kill Trigon. As for Goronn, his failure is met with death as Trigon incinerates him.

The Teen Titans attempt to defeat Trigon as he flies around New York wreaking havoc; however, they are easily defeated. During this time Raven has been going back and forth from New York and the Temple of Azarath to ask for the monk's help, but they decide not to get involved. As they decide this, Trigon sees his way to enter the Temple. Raven summons the Titans to the temple to battle him but they are again defeated by Trigon. To stop Trigon's advancement on the world, Raven offers to serve by her Father's side in his dimension. Raven and Trigon disappear in a cloud of smoke, and the rest of the titans are left standing over where they once stood. Kid Flash cries as he never got to tell Raven he loved her.



Notes

  • This issue is reprinted in New Teen Titans Archives, Volume 1.
  • This issue is indexed in The Official Teen Titans Index #3.
  • Curt Swan is the guest artist for this issue. This is one of the few issues of the original New Teen Titans run not penciled by George Pérez (Pérez still provided the cover art however).
  • First full appearance of Trigon. Previously, Trigon only appeared in flashback sequences and as a disembodied voice with a set of glowing red eyes. Revealed to be Raven's father in this issue.
  • First and only actual appearance of Goronn. Raven had a dream of the Titans' fight against Goronn in issue #3.
  • In this issue, the architect of Titans Tower has yet to be revealed. He will be identified as Cyborg's father, Silas Stone, in issue #7.
  • Though it appears as if Psimon dies in this issue, he will return to plague the Titans in issue #7.
  • The Justice League of America appear in a cameo flashback to events that take place immediately before New Teen Titans #4.
  • It's not explained how the Titans get home from Azarath at the beginning without Raven's dimension-warping powers. Maybe they caught up with the JLA and got a ride home from Zatanna.

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