"Fractured" is the twenty-fourth episode of Teen Titans series and the eleventh episode of Season 2.
During a chase with a nasty street thug, Johnny Rancid, on the R-Cycle, Robin breaks his arm, the R-Cycle is wrecked, and Rancid gets away after he taunts Robin to no end. Robin blames himself for this blunder, as the other Titans tackle him to prevent him from doing any more, but to their surprise Robin states he was reaching for the remote and actually admits that he is in no condition to go after Rancid anymore. They question him on this as he tells them he is leaving his teammates to it. Suddenly, he feels a pain and an inter-dimensional, impish version of himself called Nosyarg Kcid (Dick Grayson spelled backwards) bursts out from Robin's skull. Larry (the name Beast Boy decides to call him out of simplicity) introduces himself and explains that he has a magic finger which can bend the rules of reality. Larry is not just Robin's extra-dimensional counterpart, but also his biggest fan. Larry decided to help his idol and thus come into this dimension but messed up on the way - something which happens to him quite often.
Just then, the Teen Titans are alerted to Johnny Rancid wreaking havoc downtown. While the other Titans go after him, Larry stays behind and tries to fix Robin's broken arm. When he becomes too pushy, Robin gets angry and wrestles with Larry. However, in the scuffle Robin accidentally breaks Larry's magic finger, causing reality to become completely distorted. Robin and Larry, including the Titans who are after Rancid, are hurled into the city, which has turned into a manifestation of a preschooler's drawing, and everything else goes haywire (especially Beast Boy's mouth which has actually gone missing). The only place that looks normal is Titans Tower, where Larry's power is bursting from. Robin orders Raven to fix his finger so he can fix reality, but she dismisses it as a very bad idea due to the risk of destroying the dimensions boundaries and nullifying all existence as a result of mixing her powers with his.
After many difficulties (including a cat and mouse chase with a gigantic dinosaur), the Titans make it back to the Tower's roof, but Johnny Rancid also appears and jumps into the power surge before the Titans can stop him, turning into a demonic version of himself and transforming Jump City into a macabre version of itself. The Titans chase after him, but Rancid manages to disable them by bending reality to his own liking and escapes into the city. Robin is frustrated because he thinks he will mess up yet again, but Larry helps him recover his confidence, citing Robin as his hero because he never stops trying.
Rancid is wreaking havoc in the city when Robin suddenly appears on his R-Cycle, with Larry having granted it the ability to fly with what little power he can get out of his finger. Robin and Larry now taunt Johnny Rancid, who becomes so angry that he loses control of himself. Robin kicks him off his bike, and Larry recovers his powers from the villain; the city returns to normal, Rancid is stripped of his powers and defeated.
Just before Larry departs again, Robin decides to show his gratitude by allowing him to fix his arm. Unexpectedly, Larry succeeds, but in turn Robin now finds himself stranded in a void dimension.
- Johnny Rancid
- Mad Mod (Cameo)
- Trident (Cameo)
- Doctor Light (Cameo)
- Cinderblock (Cameo)
- Gigantic Dinosaur
- Goth Boy (Cameo)
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- This episode's title song is sung by Puffy AmiYumi's producer Toshiro Kai.
- Larry's real name (Nosyarg Kcid) is Dick Grayson spelled backwards.
- When Larry is coming out of Robin's forehead, it looked like the bump on Starfire's forehead when her transformation first started.
- Mad Mod, Trident, Doctor Light, and Cinderblock cameo when Larry explains he watches Robin beat the bad guys all the time.
- This is a rare time where Robin does not obsess over going after a villain.
- The passing of Larry on the bike during the theme song is reminiscent of the title sequence of season 3 of the 60s Batman series where Yvonne Craig played Batgirl.
- The Titans affected by the fractured reality are Raven, Starfire, and Beast Boy. Raven's hairdo changes into a Marge Simpson-type style from The Simpsons, Starfire's head grows bird-like wings and flies off her neck and shoulders, and Beast Boy loses his mouth.
- The stripe on Raven's changed hair is also reminiscent of the Bride of Frankenstein.
- Larry busting out of Robin's forehead is most likely a shout-out to the anime series FLCL.
- Johnny's Demon-like form looks like Akuma from the games series Street Fighter.
- While Larry was repeating his new name, the figure looks like a classic Robin or Jason Todd.
- While attempting to "fix" Robin's arm, Larry turns it into a chainsaw, a play on the character Ash Williams of the Evil Dead trilogy.
- Since Robin's right arm was fractured, he has been wearing a cast. In multiple scenes, both arms are in their regular gloves and no cast is present.
- As Larry shows Robin's comic book on screen, the letter "R" in the words "THE BOY WONDER" appears to be incomplete, hence misspelled as "THE BOY WONDEK".
- In the scene where Beast Boy tears Raven's mouth from her face, the former's arms disappear for a brief period.
- When Beast Boy places the mouth on his face, it has purple lipstick on.
- When Beast Boy put on his mouth backwards, it appears the right way after he flies on top of the Tower.
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