The DC Super Hero Girls? Check. Teen Titans? Check. Justice League? Check. Legion of Doom? Check. How many DC characters can one incredible crossover hold?! Teen Titans Go! & DC Super Hero Girls: Mayhem in the Multiverse does its best to find out.
In this exciting all-ages animated film, Lex Luthor and the Legion of Doom capture almost all of Earth’s superheroes in the Phantom Zone, and only the DC Super Hero Girls are left standing. On their mission to rescue their compatriots, a lucky wrong turn takes the girls to a familiar tower with some silly friends inside—the Teen Titans!
If we’ve learned anything from decades of superhero animation, it’s that friendship is the most super of powers…and we are super here for it. Some of the surprising team-ups in Mayhem in the Multiverse might be comprised of kindred spirits or completely opposite personalities, but either way, there’s no denying that they make for fantastic friends. Read on for a list of our five favorite friendships in DC’s newest animated movie.
Wonder Woman and the DC Super Hero Girls
This first friendship might be cheating a little bit, but I love how Wonder Woman leads and cares for everyone on her team. Batgirl, Bumblebee, Green Lantern, Supergirl and Zatanna trust Wonder Woman’s leadership unconditionally. When all the super-villains team up to form the Legion of Doom, Wonder Woman is torn between keeping her friends safe or leading them into a fight they might lose. Will her friends forgive her if she makes the wrong choice?
(Spoiler: Of course they will! They’re super friends!)
Barbara Gordon and Harleen Quinzel
Babs and Harley have discovered each other’s masked alter egos. Is there a chance for friendship between a Super Hero Girl and a Legion of Doom member? Yes! When the Legion’s villainous ways don’t sit right with Harley—who considers herself more chaotic neutral than true evil—she can’t help changing sides. Well, more accurately, she picks her own side. But that leaves room to become friends with her bestie Babs again.
They might not have a lot in common, but Babs and Harley share an irrepressible enthusiasm for whatever they set their minds to. I’m a big fan of these two as BFFs.
Zatanna and Raven
Perhaps the two most similar personalities on this list, Zatanna and Raven are brought together by fate (or magic). Zatanna’s magic gone awry sends the DC Super Hero Girls to Jump City in the Teen Titans’ dimension. But what seems like an accident is actually a blessing in disguise. (And not only because we get to see the Teen Titans!) Zatanna voices concerns about losing control of the darker side of her magic—a struggle Raven knows all about—and the two magical girls share a heartfelt conversation about it.
That same dark magic brought the two of them together, Raven points out. She encourages Zatanna to trust and embrace all parts of herself, even the darkness, because all together they make up who she is. It’s good advice whether you’re a spell-slinger or not.
Bumblebee and Cyborg
Now here’s a team-up we can’t get enough of!
Cyborg and Bumblebee are both inventors and high-tech aficionados who work great together. Cyborg might be more of a free spirit than Bumblebee, but she’s happy to listen to his pie-in-the-sky ideas. With Cyborg’s brilliant brainstorming and enthusiastic cheerleading, Bumblebee doesn’t just fix her equipment—together, they give it pizazz!
Supergirl and Superman
Kal-El and Kara Zor-El aren’t just family, they’re also friends in Teen Titans Go! & DC Super Hero Girls: Mayhem in the Multiverse. Kara risks everything to help Clark when the Justice League discovers just how unprepared they are for the Legion of Doom.
Supergirl often struggles with living up to Superman’s example, so when they finally have a chance to chat, she’s surprised to hear him admit that he’s a little jealous of her. He admires her inner strength. In a humor-filled, action-packed animated adventure, it’s a nice quiet moment that reminds us of the best in both of them.
Teen Titans Go! & DC Super Hero Girls: Mayhem in the Multiverse is now available on Blu-ray Combo Pack, DVD and Digital.
Kelly Knox writes about all-ages comics, movies and animation for DCComics.com and her writing can also be seen on IGN, Nerdist and more. Follow her on Twitter at @kelly_knox to talk superheroes, comics and pop culture.
NOTE: The views and opinions expressed in this feature are those of Kelly Knox and do not necessarily reflect those of DC Entertainment or Warner Bros.