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"Okay, so I can be negative. But, Robin's dealing with more powerful forces than he can understand. His terrible tricks are bound to anger the Magic God."
Raven to the Titans on the consequences of Robin's magic.

Robin's magic
"Real Magic"
Information
Season

One

Episode

51/208

Original air date

14 May 2014

Running Time

11:12 (minutes)

Viewers

1.502 (million)

Production number

126a

Credits
Produced by
Written by

Amy Wolfram

Directed by

Aaron Horvath

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Teen Titans Go! "Real Magic" Clip01:07

Teen Titans Go! "Real Magic" Clip


"Real Magic" is the fifty-first episode of Season 1 of Teen Titans Go! and the fifty-first episode overall. It first aired on 14 May 2014 on Cartoon Network.

Logline

Robin starts performing magic tricks after seeing the Amazing Mumbo Jumbo, much to the delight of the other Titans — except Raven, who warns Robin that doing lame tricks will upset the Magic God.[1]

Synopsis

At night, the Teen Titans head to Yum Yum Kitty Diner as Cyborg complains about a television show's portrayal of cyborgs. Beast Boy reminds Cyborg of the show's status as a comedy as the Titans enter the diner only to see Mumbo Jumbo utilizing his magical abilities in a heist. Robin, Starfire, Beast Boy, and Cyborg eagerly take seats at a booth as they watch the villain perform and encourage him for more tricks. Raven attempts to tell them that Mumbo is performing a robbery but they shush her. For his first trick, Mumbo hexes the money from the cash register into a bag and then asks the Titans for money for a trick. He attempts to disappear through the Emergency Exit but Raven uses her soul-self to drag him back and opens a hole that transports him to the Jump City Juvenile Correction Facility where an imprisoned Jinx and Doctor Light stare at their new inmate.

The next day, Raven attempts to meditate but is alerted to the Titans' screaming. She teleports to the living room and asks what happened, but discovers that the Titans are in awe over Robin performing an illusion as if he was removing his thumb. Raven demands to know what's going on and Robin reveals that Mumbo Jumbo's performance inspired him to perform magic. He then pretends to remove Beast Boy's nose much to the protest of the green Titan who pleads for it to be returned. Raven decides to show the Titans real magic and uses a spell to dismember Robin into several pieces, but Beast Boy, Starfire, and Cyborg boo her due to the usage of a spell. Later, Robin asks Beast Boy about something lodged behind his ear. He assumes this to be his waxy build-up, but Robin pulls out a quarter, amazing the Titans. Robin flees in victory, but Raven boos his trick causing Beast Boy to wonder why she hates everything. Raven claims that she doesn't hate everything, but flashbacks show her hating a pool party in the back of the T-Car, kittens, and Beast Boy clad only in his underwear on her bed.

Admitting that she may complain once in a while, Raven states that Robin's terrible magic tricks are bound to anger the Magic God and summons Ancient Legends to explain the god's job of regulating the balance of magic. However, she is interrupted by Robin's next trick which involves him laced in a straitjacket while attempting to escape a tank filled with water. Raven protests against this, but Robin reassures that he learned the trick on the Internet. A few minutes later, Robin stops struggling and his ghost attempts to enter the heavens. Raven snaps her fingers to transport Robin onto the living room and summons a demonic fist to trap his ghost and return it to his body, reviving the leader who continuously vomits water. Starfire, Cyborg, and Beast Boy cheer for Robin as they claim that dying the trick offered a twist they didn't see coming. Annoyed, Raven warns Robin of his inevitable summoning by the Magic God should he continue to perform these tricks, but Robin performs another and claims he's a magic god before leaving to perform more magic.

The next day, Raven checks off food she hates before settling on mayo, but her magic begins to falter. She answers a call from Robin and teleports to him on top of Titans Tower where he (now don in a top hat) reveals that his latest trick summoned demonic rabbits in hats which are in the middle of a battle with Starfire, Cyborg, and Beast Boy. Cyborg shoots a powerful sonic blast at the rabbit as Starfire blasts with eye beams only to be contained in a box and nearly sliced in half. The Tamaranean escapes as Beast Boy transforms into a turtle to avoid sword-wielding cards which are later blast away by Starfire. The three regroup as two more demonic rabbits in hats appear. Raven realizes that Robin angered the Magic God and slaps him for disrupting the balance of magic, including her powers. Robin's top hat expands and sucks the two Titans into it before depositing them in front of the Magic God.

The Magic God announces that unless they show him real magic, he will send them to the mines. Robin attempts to start a card trick, but the cards fall out of his sleeve as Raven summons a three-headed dog which she then freezes and breaks through magic, causing dog-headed shaped snow to rain. The Magic God clears the mess up and claims that he hates those who use spells for magic and prepares to send her to the mines. Raven mistakes this as Robin's punishment (who busied himself by stuffing cards up his glove) until corrected by the Magic God. Robin pushes Raven away and begins a card trick for the Magic God, telling him to pick a card. The Magic God does and returns it to the deck only for Robin to show him his card. He then places a ball under a cup and lifts the cup to reveal nothing underneath. By returning the cup and lifting it once more, the ball returns. For his final performance, Robin links three hoops together and separates them rapidly causing the Magic God to praise him for his natural ability in magic.

While Robin is saved, the Magic God reveals that Raven would be spent to the mines for heckling and forces her to disappear with a snap of his fingers. Robin begs the Magic God to give her one more chance and he returns a shaken Raven from the mines. Robin gestures to his thumb and an annoyed Raven performs the illusion of removing her thumb. To his delight, the Magic God allows the two to return to the tower where they enter a portal, smack into the roof, and land on the ground as Starfire, Cyborg, and Beast Boy relax on the couch. Raven comments that Robin's magic is still terrible, but promises to have a more positive outlook on things she hate. Robin doesn't answer as the Titans gather only for him to regurgitate countless ping-pong balls much to the delight of Starfire, Cyborg, and Beast Boy and the annoyance of Raven.

Transcript

For a full transcript of "Real Magic", click here.

Cast and characters

Voice actor Character
Greg Cipes Beast Boy
Scott Menville Robin
Khary Payton Cyborg
Tara Strong Raven
Hynden Walch Starfire
Tom Kenny Mumbo Jumbo  
Magic God  
Non-speaking roles
Silkie
JCPD Officer
Jinx
Doctor Light
Character debut
Speaking debut
Episode debut


Trivia

General

Continuity

References

  • Robin attempting an escape from a crate of water while wrapped in a straitjacket references Houdini, a magician known for escaping impossible traps.
  • Zatanna Zatara's likeness appears on a background when Robin performs for the Magic God.

Errors

  • As Mumbo Jumbo and Doctor Light are adults, they should not have been transported to the Jump City Juvenile Correction Facility.
  • When Raven returns from the mines, the edges of her hood are cut off. However, when she looks up after returning to the tower, the edges appear intact. Once she claims to be more positive, the edges are cut off again.

Gallery

Real Magic title card
The Image Gallery for Real Magic may be viewed here.

Footnotes

  1. Teen Titans Go! - "Real Magic" (clip). DC Comics (2014-05-09). Retrieved on May 10, 2014.
  2. SDCC 2014 TEEN TITAN GO questions. Pansagee Channel on YouTube (2014-07-28). Retrieved on July 29, 2014.

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