- Go forth and conquer! One by one, worlds shall fall, until every being in this entire dimension bows down to worship Trigon the Terrible!
He is Raven's very evil demonic father. Trigon is an inter-dimensional demon who sought to take over the universe, and he is widely considered the most powerful and by far the most evil villain of the entire show. He serves as Raven's archenemy.
- 1 Character history
- 2 Physical appearance
- 3 Personality
- 4 Relationships
- 5 Powers and abilities
- 6 Appearances
- 7 Video game appearances
- 8 Gallery
- 9 Trivia
Starfire once stated that his evil reputation is even known to her planet. Cyborg's reaction to hearing of him from Raven implies he was also dreaded by Earth's superheroes.
Trigon made his first unofficial appearance in Season 1's "Nevermore" (voiced by Keith Szarabajka) as the main villain. He was a manifestation of Ravens rage that she had to fight.
Trigon later appears as the main antagonist in the Season 4 story arc (now voiced by Kevin Michael Richardson, and very different looking from his first appearance). In the fourth season, Trigon resurrects the Titans' foe Slade as an undead being from his molten burial to inform Raven of his coming and how she is his portal to the "world of mortals". In the three-part finale, "The End", Trigon finally emerges when Raven finally succumbs to his mental torment and believes she can no longer conceal her evil and fight her fate, thus willingly fulfilling the prophecy. Trigon turns everyone into stone, except for the Titans, who are protected by one last gift of Raven's. Trigon also regresses Raven to the age of a 9-year-old in order to carry out his evil plans. The Teen Titans, along with Slade, launch an all-out assault on Trigon; but in the end, after all the opposing forces have fallen, it is Raven who uses her powers to restore her age and obliterate Trigon, while also renouncing him as her father. This is by far her most impressive feat in the entire series. Trigon's death also revokes all of the damage he caused to Earth. In the series, he is also known as "Skath" and is confirmed to be feared all around the universe by Starfire, who says that her planet of Tamaran knows of him and fears him.
He returns as the main antagonist in the film, where his Go! counterpart brings him back through the dark power of Go! Raven. Later on, Trigon insults his "helper" and is betrayed. Both of them transform into one giant monster, known as Hexagon. He gives the Titans a hard time but is defeated by all the Titans from the multi-verse. Without Raven´s power, Trigon can´t survive on his own; and he dissapears after Hexagon is defeated.
Raven's mental image of Trigon also made an appearance in Teen Titans Go! #5, where her stress, aggravation and frustration caused it to manifest, after being exacerbated by the playful mockery of her zit by the other Titans; this occurred some point after The End, for Cyborg was well aware of the fact that he was called Trigon and he was her father. Raven manages to dispel this form of Trigon through intense joint meditation with her friends. Trigon is also mentioned in Teen Titans Go! #44.
Trigon is colossal red-skinned demon, He has long white hair, long elk-like antlers, pointed ears, four red eyes, black stripes on his torso, and hoofed feet. In "Nevermore", he had yellow eyes, no horns, and human feet instead of hoofed feet.
All that is truly known of Trigon is that he is the manifestation of pure evil. Bent on world domination, he will do anything and use anyone (even including his own child) in order to achieve his ends. Deceptive and cunning, Trigon is capable of subtly manipulating even the sharpest of minds, such as Slade, into doing his bidding and fooling them into believing his sincerity.
He disguised himself as a human male and married Arella, Raven's mother. However, after he consummated with her, he abandoned her rather than make her his queen.
Much like his minion, Slade, the only person for whom Trigon looks out is himself. He cares nothing for Raven, Arella or Slade, and uses all three of them in order to achieve world domination and destroy the entire Earth. But in the end, his pure arrogance and overconfidence lead to him underestimating his enemies and proved to be his ultimate weakness which lead to his own downfall.
His evil nature and lack of concern for anyone else caused him to be hated by his daughter, Raven. She channeled her hatred in to sending him back to his domain at the end of "The End - Part 3". It is unclear whether or not he still exerts any sort of influence on her.
Despite being her father, Trigon cared nothing for Raven seeing her as a tool to rule the world.
Trigon revived Slade following the latter's demise in "Aftershock - Part 2" and granted him superpowers. Trigon promised that Slade would have his flesh back on the condition that Slade would serve Trigon and help apprehend Raven. Later into the story arc, Slade accuses Trigon of not promising his side of the deal, and began attacking him, before being stripped of his powers. Slade would later turn on against Trigon, siding with the Titans temporarily.
Powers and abilities
In the animated continuity, Trigon wielded vast magical and energy manipulation abilities to an uncertain though incredibly high extent. Trigon was also highly cunning and gifted with words, to the point of forcing Raven to give in to him after endlessly mentally tormenting her by preventing her from meditating and insisting that she is corrupt within and cannot hide her corruption forever. His physical manifestation was a form of enormous strength and durability, making him extremely difficult to harm or weaken without great skill and willpower. Trigon had enough power to destroy entire dimensions, as he did with the realm of Azarath and nearly so with "Earth-T", the reality of the Teen Titans. Trigon can also produce and control flaming demon creatures, capable of high-speed flight and the ability to generate and control fire at will to serve as his personal army. Trigon also possesses extremely powerful magical sensory abilities through his four eyes that enable him to be aware of nearly everything that occurs; a power which is near that of virtual omniscience.
Trigon was able to reshape the surface of the planet and turn all its inhabitants—human, animal, plant and superhuman—into stone statues. He was able to unleash bursts of energy, raise energy shields potent enough to withstand a direct blast of his own dark energy with no damage, seal the four Titans in a sphere of red energy which paralyzed them and negated the use of their powers, and could create a "dark side" model of any creature to serve him as his minion. He could also create portals to any place in the universe in one simple gesture. He could bring the dead back to life as a servant under his control by placing a symbol called the Mark of Skath on the corpse's which, not only brought the person back to life, but gave them powers. Trigon was also capable of removing such powers at will from any one of his minions.
- Demonic heritage/form: Trigon has the form and heritage of a demon.
- Super-strength: Trigon has super-strength that derives from his demonic heritage.
- Magic: Trigon has untold massive magical powers.
- Transformation: Trigon is able to take on many forms.
- Reality warping: Trigon can manipulate reality.
- Re-animation: Trigon has the ability to bring people back to life, such as when he revived Slade to be his messenger and subordinate.
- Energy manipulation:
- Red energy: Trigon can construct and manipulate red-colored energy.
- Pyrokinesis: Trigon has the ability to control fire.
- Immortality: Trigon is unable to age or die by natural causes, such as by age or disease.
Despite being claimed to be the incarnation of pure evil and the source of all darkness, Trigon's ultimate weaknesses are his ego personality, obsession with power, sheer arrogance, and pure overconfidence; he had every opportunity of wiping out the Teen Titans when he had the chance, but instead he chose not to by merely stating that their rescue plan of Raven and their existence presented "no threat" to him. It is clear that Trigon failed to realize that he inadvertently underestimated the Teen Titans as well as his own daughter, which lead to his own downfall.
- "Nevermore" (mental manifestation)
- "Birthmark" (voice; vision; silhouette)
- "The Prophecy" (voice; vision)
- "The End - Part 1"
- "The End - Part 2"
- "The End - Part 3"
- "Hide and Seek" (flashback)
New Teen Titans shorts
- "Bad Dad"
Teen Titans Go!
- "Monster Zit" (mental manifestation)
- "Pieces of Me" (non-canonical, non-speaking appearance)
- "When There's Trouble..." (mentioned)
Video game appearances
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- Trigon appears in a total of seven episodes in the series; one of which maybe a manifestation of him in Raven's mind or the real thing, two in which he only appears in visions and his voice is heard only, and one in a flashback only.
- Trigon also appears in a total of two issues in the Teen Titans Go! comic series. One of which is a manifestation of Raven's rage, and the other being a very brief cameo that is non-canonical. He is mentioned in two other issues: Pieces of Me and When There's Trouble....
- Of all of Trigon's appearances, only three episodes ("The End - Part 1", "The End - Part 2", and "The End - Part 3") and Teen Titans Go! vs. Teen Titans actually feature Trigon in his true form.
- It is unclear how Earth managed to survive the terror of Trigon in the possible future portrayed in "How Long is Forever?" as Raven was shown intact and the stain of Trigon was not seen on the planet. It is speculated due to Raven having gone completely insane, that it was impossible for Trigon to access Raven's mind.
- Trigon appears as a villain in a three-parter (other than the episode "Nevermore", which technically is Raven's rage, and therefore not counting, as well as Teen Titans Go! vs. Teen Titans). "Tri" means three, which means Trigon could possibly been in a 3-parter on purpose. It was the only three-parter in the series.
- In the comics, Trigon was sometimes stated as the DC Universe equivalent of Satan himself, indicated by his hooves and horns, also indicating vast and truly terrible power. However, Trigon was eventually destroyed by Raven before ultimaetly returning.
- It is rather ironic how Trigon used Slade, Raven, Arella and Go! Trigon to achieve his goals, but at the same time, because he cared nothing for them, Raven and Slade in particular, he caused his own downfall. Raven also denounces Trigon as her father.
- In "Nevermore", Trigon had a different voice and he does not have horns, but it was implied that it was really just a representation of Raven's feeling of Rage, so it may not have been his official appearance, given that in the comics, he usually attempts to possesses Raven.
- Trigon is a playable unlocked character in the video game, although he is not impacting in the series.
- In the comics, some versions of Trigon actually do care for Raven, albeit in a generally twisted and unhealthy way. This version, however, cares nothing for her and any words he utters that praise her are him either mocking her or attempting to sway her to his side and he attempts to kill her once she fulfills her purpose.
- In addition, him turning the denizens of Earth to stone could also be taken as him being kind to his daughter (albeit in a very twisted way). Even though she had completely given in to her destiny to destroy the Earth, Raven would still not want its people to suffer, even going so far as to beg her father not to hurt her friends. Trigon turning everyone to stone could possibly be his way of accommodating her, as their existence would be ended quickly and painlessly, while he still gets to conquest and enslave the rest of the universe.
- Trigon is notably the only villain in the show to have committed rape as Raven admits that Trigon seduced Arella while in human form without revealing that he was actually a demon, as Arella would never have consented to it had she been aware of his true nature. The comics before the show and after have often varied between Trigon manipulating Arella with his human disguise, or raping her outright in his demonic form.
- Similarly, while the show implies that Arella is his only rape victim, the comics before the show aired had Trigon raping hundreds of women from various planets and dimensions.