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'''[[List_of_Teen_Titans_episodes#Season_2:_2004|Back to list of episodes]]'''
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|name = Date with Destiny
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|episode number = 019
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|broadcast number = 019
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|season = 02
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|original airdate = February 14, 2004
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|production code = 257-326
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|guest characters = [[Killer Moth]], [[Kitten]] and [[Fang]]
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|written by = Rick Copp
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|directed by = Ciro Nieli
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|preceded by = [[Fear Itself]]
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|followed by = [[Transformation]]
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|image = [[File:Happy Couple.jpg|250px]]}}'''<nowiki/>''[[List_of_Teen_Titans_episodes#Season_2:_2004|Back to list of episodes]]'' '''
   
'''Date with Destiny''' is the 16th episode in the ''Teen Titans'' series and the sixth episode of the second season.
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"'''Date with Destiny'''" is the nineteenth episode of the ''Teen Titans'' series and the sixth episode of Season 2.
   
 
==Synopsis==
 
==Synopsis==
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When Killer Moth threatens the city with his army of moths, Robin has no choice but to agree to his demand; He is forced to take his bratty and spoiled daughter Kitten to her junior prom much to Robin's dismay and Starfire's jealousy.
   
The Teen Titans are chasing a jewel thief who has a spider for a head (his name is [[Fang]]). All the other Titans except [[Starfire]] get caught in a goo Fang spat out. [[Robin]] gets hit by some sort of laser beam from Fang's fangs. The beam has a poison in it and temporarily make Robin unable to move except for his mouth. [[Cyborg]], [[Raven]], and [[Beast Boy]] are at a bridge fighting thousands of mutated moths. Meanwhile at the [[Titans Tower]], Starfire is doing [[Tamaranean]] pressure on Robin. Once she does that he can move again.
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==Plot==
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[[File:Date_Destiny_a.jpg|thumb|200px|The true authority in the house.]]The villain [[Killer Moth]] is about to unleash his latest scheme when his plans are spoiled by his daughter [[Kitten]]. Her boyfriend [[Fang]] has just dumped her, one day before her Junior Prom, and she forces her father into finding her another date. And who would be a more suitable choice for this task than [[Robin]]?
   
Robin calls Cyborg, and he says things look pretty bad. Robin says that they are on their way, when [[Killer Moth]] intercepts the call and takes over. Killer Moth wants Robin to go with his daughter [[Kitten]]. Starfire completely freaks out about it. Robin agrees after telling Starfire he really doesn't want to. He calls Cyborg again and tells the rest of the Titans to search for the connection of Kitten and Killer Moth.
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In the meantime, the Teen Titans are chasing a [[Fang|spider-headed jewel thief]]. [[Robin]] is the only one who can get close to him, but gets hit by a paralysis venom beam from his opponent. [[Cyborg]], [[Raven]], and [[Beast Boy]] continue the chase, while [[Starfire]] returns with Robin to Titans Tower for treatment. Right after Robin has recovered, he calls the others for a status report, only to find out that the Bay Bridge is being attacked by a horde of gigantic moths which can easily chew through steel. When Robin and Starfire prepare to help, Killer Moth calls them up and presents his list of demands - including the rather bizarre request to take Kitten to her Prom. Robin sees no other choice but to agree, much to Starfire's objection and jealousy. Following this, he calls up the others, briefing them on the situation and tasking them with tracking down Killer Moth through Kitten. Although he sends Starfire to aid them, she decides to attend the Prom as well to keep Kitten away from 'her' Robin.
   
Robin arrives at the prom on his motorcycle. He turns around and Starfire is behind him. Robin says that she should be investigating Kitten and Killer Moth. Starfire replies with that she will investigate Kitten at the prom. Kitten rides up in a pink limousine and brags about Robin being her date. She makes Robin walk her onto the yacht (where the prom is) arm in arm. Starfire freaks out and hits the front of the limo sending it into tte air and breaking it.
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[[File:Date_Destiny_c.jpg|thumb|93x93px|Oh, the joy of jealousy!]]While Cyborg, Beast Boy and Raven find Killer Moth's hidden lab in the cellar of Kitten's home and engage the villain in combat, Robin and Starfire arrive at the ship where the Prom is being celebrated. Kitten is quick in claiming Robin as her date, and Robin goes along with little joy and gritted teeth, while Starfire progressively boils white-hot with jealousy. When Robin receives the news that his friends have found Killer Moth, he dumps Kitten, who then reveals her part in Killer Moth's scheme and the control device for the moths. Robin's attempt to take the device from her is interrupted by Fang, who has caught wind of Kitten's new date; the two reconcile, but then Fang engages Robin in combat while Starfire takes out her anger on Kitten.
   
Kitten and Robin are sitting at a table while Starfire watches from a short distance. Kitten told Robin to ask her to dance. Robin replied that he doesn't dance. Kitten then pulls out a controller button that controls the mutated moths. Robin and Kitten start slow dancing with Starfire freaking out again.
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When Kitten's dress is smudged in the fight, she activates the device, releasing the moths from their cages, but the other Titans manages to prevent them from getting out of the cellar. Fang is finally knocked out by Robin, who destroys the control device; as a result, the moths revert to larva state. As Killer Moth, Kitten and Fang are taken to jail, Kitten swears revenge, but Robin couldn't care less; and after being nominated as King and Queen of the Prom, Robin and Starfire share their first romantic dance together.
   
Kitten wants Robin to kiss her and Starfire REALLY freaks out. Robin told her not even if he paid her. He grabbed a control button from Kitten's hand (this controls the moths). Meanwhile [[Cyborg]], [[Raven]], and [[Beast Boy|BB]] has found her house and are in the basement fighting [[Killer Moth]]. At the prom the button was pushed and all the moths were let out. Cyborg, Raven, and BB seal all the exits.
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== Characters ==
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=== Main Characters ===
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* [[Robin]]
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* [[Starfire]]
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===Supporting Characters===
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*[[Cyborg]]
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*[[Beast Boy]]
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*[[Raven]]
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*[[Silkie]]
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===Villains===
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*[[Killer Moth]]
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**[[Kitten]]
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**[[Fang]]
   
Back at the prom [[Fang]] shows up and gives Kitten a bunch of jewelry he stole. Then a fight breaks out between Robin and Fang. Starfire shots a starbolt at Fang and tells him to keep his legs of her boy (which would be Robin). The fight goes on and on. Eventually Robin breaks the controller, turning the moths back into larvae. Police then arrive on the scene and arrest Kitten and Fang. Also in the police van is Killer Moth.
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==Credits==
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* '''Written by:'''
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** [[Rick Copp]]
   
All of the Teen Titans are on the yacht. Spotlights circle around Robin and Starfire and a voice declares them prom king and queen. Robin says "I guess one more dance wouldn't kill me". He takes Starfire's hand and they walk to go dance together.
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* '''Directed by:'''
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** [[Ciro Nieli]]
   
==Quotes==
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* '''Starring:'''
*'''Fang:''' Get your hands off my girl!<br />'''Starfire: '''[''blasts Fang''] Keep your legs off my boy!
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** [[Greg Cipes]] as [[Beast Boy]]
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** [[Scott Menville]] as [[Robin]]
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** [[Khary Payton]] as [[Cyborg]]
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** [[Tara Strong]] as [[Raven]]
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** [[Hynden Walch]] as [[Starfire]]
   
*'''Kitten:''' Now take my arm and lead me in. And would it ''kill ''you to smile?!<br />'''Robin:''' [''grits his teeth into what is more a pained grimace than a smile''] Maybe.
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* '''Also featuring:'''
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** [[Tara Strong]] as [[Kitten]] (First appearance)
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** [[Thomas Haden Church]] as [[Killer Moth]] (First appearance)
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** [[Will Friedle]] as [[Fang]] (First appearance)
   
*'''Robin: '''What do you want?<br />'''Killer Moth:''' My demands are simple. The city will declare me ruler, the Teen Titans will surrender, and Robin - [''suspenseful moment''] - will ... take this lovely young lady to her junior prom.<br />'''Kitten: '''Hi, Robby-Poo!!<br />[''screeching sound'']<br />'''Robin: '''Erm ... what was that last part again?!
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== Trivia==
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*It is unusual how Starfire would struggle in a mere catfight against the likes of Kitten, since the former is physically much stronger than any normal human girl on the planet. However, being the daughter of a super-villain, Kitten might have been taught in numerous self-defenses and could be much stronger than she looks.
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*In the scene where Starfire screamed "WHAT" after Robin agreed to take Kitten to the dance, if you look closely, Starfire is shown to have green nail polish on her toes.
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<!--*When kitten shouts her dress is ruined it is similar to Carrie. (Who is Carrie?!)-->
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===Continuity===
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*This is the second episode focusing on Robin and Starfire's romantic feelings for each other.
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*Starfire uses her eye blasts in this episode, even though she doesn't go through her transformation until the [[Transformation|next episode]]. It is possible that the events in this episode took place after the next episode (chronologically).
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*When Starfire says "Robin does not accept," look closely at the bottom of the screen; you can see that her breasts bounce up and down. This is the only episode of the series to have adult themed content, albeit only briefly in one scene.
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===Goofs===
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*In the scene where Cyborg became overwhelmed by the moths, his robotic part is shown on the wrong side of his face, but in the next scene where the moths flew off, his respective face is on the correct sides.
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*After being cured of Fang's venom attack, Robin opens his communicator, revealing the cover that has swapped colors.
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*After Starfire slaps Kitten with her wristguard, she throws it onto Robin. However, on the next shot where she was seen gasping, the wristguard appeared back on her arm.
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==Gallery==
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{{Gallery}}
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==See also==
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[[Date with Destiny (Transcript)]]
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{{Episodes}}
 
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"Date with Destiny" is the nineteenth episode of the Teen Titans series and the sixth episode of Season 2.

Synopsis

When Killer Moth threatens the city with his army of moths, Robin has no choice but to agree to his demand; He is forced to take his bratty and spoiled daughter Kitten to her junior prom much to Robin's dismay and Starfire's jealousy.

Plot

Date Destiny a

The true authority in the house.

The villain Killer Moth is about to unleash his latest scheme when his plans are spoiled by his daughter Kitten. Her boyfriend Fang has just dumped her, one day before her Junior Prom, and she forces her father into finding her another date. And who would be a more suitable choice for this task than Robin?

In the meantime, the Teen Titans are chasing a spider-headed jewel thief. Robin is the only one who can get close to him, but gets hit by a paralysis venom beam from his opponent. Cyborg, Raven, and Beast Boy continue the chase, while Starfire returns with Robin to Titans Tower for treatment. Right after Robin has recovered, he calls the others for a status report, only to find out that the Bay Bridge is being attacked by a horde of gigantic moths which can easily chew through steel. When Robin and Starfire prepare to help, Killer Moth calls them up and presents his list of demands - including the rather bizarre request to take Kitten to her Prom. Robin sees no other choice but to agree, much to Starfire's objection and jealousy. Following this, he calls up the others, briefing them on the situation and tasking them with tracking down Killer Moth through Kitten. Although he sends Starfire to aid them, she decides to attend the Prom as well to keep Kitten away from 'her' Robin.

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Oh, the joy of jealousy!

While Cyborg, Beast Boy and Raven find Killer Moth's hidden lab in the cellar of Kitten's home and engage the villain in combat, Robin and Starfire arrive at the ship where the Prom is being celebrated. Kitten is quick in claiming Robin as her date, and Robin goes along with little joy and gritted teeth, while Starfire progressively boils white-hot with jealousy. When Robin receives the news that his friends have found Killer Moth, he dumps Kitten, who then reveals her part in Killer Moth's scheme and the control device for the moths. Robin's attempt to take the device from her is interrupted by Fang, who has caught wind of Kitten's new date; the two reconcile, but then Fang engages Robin in combat while Starfire takes out her anger on Kitten.

When Kitten's dress is smudged in the fight, she activates the device, releasing the moths from their cages, but the other Titans manages to prevent them from getting out of the cellar. Fang is finally knocked out by Robin, who destroys the control device; as a result, the moths revert to larva state. As Killer Moth, Kitten and Fang are taken to jail, Kitten swears revenge, but Robin couldn't care less; and after being nominated as King and Queen of the Prom, Robin and Starfire share their first romantic dance together.

Characters

Main Characters

Supporting Characters

Villains

Credits

Trivia

  • It is unusual how Starfire would struggle in a mere catfight against the likes of Kitten, since the former is physically much stronger than any normal human girl on the planet. However, being the daughter of a super-villain, Kitten might have been taught in numerous self-defenses and could be much stronger than she looks.
  • In the scene where Starfire screamed "WHAT" after Robin agreed to take Kitten to the dance, if you look closely, Starfire is shown to have green nail polish on her toes.

Continuity

  • This is the second episode focusing on Robin and Starfire's romantic feelings for each other.
  • Starfire uses her eye blasts in this episode, even though she doesn't go through her transformation until the next episode. It is possible that the events in this episode took place after the next episode (chronologically).
  • When Starfire says "Robin does not accept," look closely at the bottom of the screen; you can see that her breasts bounce up and down. This is the only episode of the series to have adult themed content, albeit only briefly in one scene.

Goofs

  • In the scene where Cyborg became overwhelmed by the moths, his robotic part is shown on the wrong side of his face, but in the next scene where the moths flew off, his respective face is on the correct sides.
  • After being cured of Fang's venom attack, Robin opens his communicator, revealing the cover that has swapped colors.
  • After Starfire slaps Kitten with her wristguard, she throws it onto Robin. However, on the next shot where she was seen gasping, the wristguard appeared back on her arm.

Gallery

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See also

Date with Destiny (Transcript)

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