Speedy (Roy William Harper Jr.) is the "ex-partner" to Green Arrow, and a member of Titans East. He is a reoccurring character in Teen Titans Go! who debuted in "The Date". He is voiced by Scott Menville.
In "The Date", Robin tries to ask Starfire out on a date, only to discover Speedy had already beaten him to it. Speedy had planned to take Starfire to a new restaurant in Jump City, however Robin interferes and kidnaps Speedy.
Robin binds and gags Speedy, steals his clothes, and poses as Speedy before leaving to take his place. He is able to pull this off due to the fact that Speedy and Robin shared "many visual and audible qualities." Robin bribes Beast Boy and Cyborg to watch over Speedy, however Speedy easily escapes. He then dresses as Robin and goes to the restaurant where he fights Robin and gets defeated. Robin re-dresses as himself, before guiltily telling Starfire the truth.
In "Starliar", Speedy is seen in a flashback at the Titans East Annual Dance Party. He, along with his fellow teammates, are horrified when Robin, Beast Boy, Raven, and Cyborg ruin the party. Because of the Titans' behavior last year, Speedy and the rest of the Titans East choose not to re-invite them to the next dance party, with the exception of Starfire. While not seen, he presumably attended.
In "Yearbook Madness", Speedy makes a cameo appearance when Robin shows up at the restaurant and asks every single member of the Titans East to sign his yearbook, except for Speedy.
He made an appearance in "BBRAE". In part two, he is seen dancing with Kitten. After Raven curses Beast Boy's love song to her, Kitten chases him while using his bow to shoot arrows at him as he runs away in fear. During when Beast Boy tries lifting the song's curse by singing a new one, he and Kitten are seen again dancing happily with each other.
He is seen participating in the competition in "Justice League's Next Top Talent Idol Star", with shooting arrow blindfolded as his act. He uses Aqualad as a target with an apple on his head, but he shoots him in the foot instead, thus eliminating him from the competition.
In "Costume Contest", he is seen attending the Costume Party, dressed as an astronaut.
As shown in "Flashback", Speedy was invited to a Teen Titans tryout by Robin. During the tryouts, he experienced and witnessed Robin's temper towards the other superheroes that would later become his teammates. Because of this, Kid Flash suggests that they kick Robin out and that he should be the leader instead, to which Speedy, Bumblebee and Aqualad agree to. They take the Titans Tower from Robin and form their team.
Later on, Speedy and the others are challenged by Robin's team to a competition to take back the Tower and to reclaim Robin's status as leader. Eventually, the Titans overthrow Kid Flash, breaking his leg and throwing him out of the Tower. He sees Kid Flash hobbling away, telling them they should form the Titans East on the East Coast.
He competed once again with his teammates in "Justice League's Next Top Talent Idol Star: Second Greatest Team Edition". He later attends the Super Summer Hero Camp. As revealed in "Forest Pirates", Robin gave him and the rest of the Titans East "poop yogurt" to get them sick and to not participate in the canoe race. The male Titans East members have recovered prior to "Snot and Tears", and he appears for the rest of the arc.
Speedy has orange hair, and wears a black and white eye mask, similar to that of Robin's. He also wears a sleeveless red shirt with an "S" symbol with what looks like a turtleneck, paired with red pants and red gloves and wears yellow boots similar to Robin's and he also wears a yellow sash and belt, presumably to hold up his matching yellow quiver. He is known to have many similarities to Robin in appearance.
Powers and Abilities
Like Robin, Speedy does not have powers and is very skilled in hand-to-hand combat. Speedy is also exceptionally adept in archery, as he once was a former sidekick of archer superheroes such as Green Arrow.
- Advanced Archery: He is a master of the bow and arrow.
- Advanced Strength: He is much stronger than the average human.
- Martial Arts: He has advanced skills in hand-to-hand combat.
- Yearbook Madness (cameo)
- Snuggle Time (cameo)
- The Streak (cameo)
- BBRAE (cameos)
- Justice League's Next Top Talent Idol Star (cameo)
- Costume Contest (cameo)
- The Real Orangins (cameo)
- Justice League's Next Top Talent Idol Star: Second Greatest Team Edition
- What We Learned at Camp
- The Viewers Decide
- We're Off to Get Rewards (cameo)
- Justice League's Next Top Talent Idol Star: Justice League Edition (cameo)
- Justice League's Next Top Talent Idol Star: Dance Crew Edition (cameo)
- Manor and Mannerisms (cameo)
- DC (cameo)
Appearances in other Media
- Par For The Course (cameo)
- Cold Blooded (cameo)
- Sleep Over (cameo)
- Fouled Out
- Bored of the Dance (cameo)
- Misadventures in Babysitting
- The Letter
- Disappearing Act (cameo)
- Teen Titans Go! To Camp
- In the comics, Speedy was an member of the original Teen Titans, along with Robin, Kid Flash, Aqualad, and Wonder Girl.
- Speedy is the first member of the Titans East to appear in Teen Titans Go!
- He is also the only member of the Titans East to debut prior to "Starliar".
- He is also the first superhero other than the five main Titans to physically appear in the show.
- Speedy is the first of eight characters in the entire series to not have their voice actor from the original series reprise their role.
- In the original series and in a Justice League Unlimited episode, "Patriot Act", he was voiced by Mike Erwin. Jason Marsden voiced him in Batman the Brave and the Bold, and Crispin Freeman in Young Justice. He is voiced by Scott Menville in Teen Titans Go! as opposed to Mike Erwin. This was likely done to prove Starfire's statement that he and Robin look and sound alike.
- He looks visually different than he did in the original series, having the exact same facial features and body proportions as Robin. In the original series, there were minor differences between the two, such as the shape of the head and slightly more muscular build.
- Speedy is the former sidekick of the Green Arrow (Oliver Queen) and had been a member of the Teen Titans in the comics.
- Speedy appears to have some experience with Robin's weapons, just as Robin has experience with his bow, when he says that Robin's equipment is "fun to use."
- Speedy was a main character in the comic series 'Tiny Titans'.
- In the comics, he's gone by the aliases Arsenal and Red Arrow in many comic series.
- His relationship with Starfire in "The Date" is likely a nod to their relationship during The New 52 era in the comics.
- Although Speedy himself did not appear, his bows were present in "You're Fired!".
- Speedy and Robin got along very well in the original Teen Titans series and had more of a friendly rivalry than a bitter rivalry like in Teen Titans Go!
- Speedy's arrows appear differently from his arrows in the original series, having a round head rather than the sharp head in this series.
- In "BBRAE", he appears to be in a romantic relationship with Kitten.
- In "Teen Titans Go! to the Movies", both his Speedy and Arsenal personas appear at the movie premiere, which seems to be a mistake on the animators' part as he is clearly a different age as both personas.
- However, it's possible that this version of Speedy, much like his Young Justice counterpart, may have been cloned. It is unknown whether Speedy is Arsenal's clone or vice versa.
- This happens again in "Real Orangins" when Robin is searching for his team recruits in DCUbook there we can see Speedy's Speedy persona and Arsenal persona.
- Even though Robin had some slight alterations to his design in Season 5 onward, these changes did not apply to Speedy. (Most notably, his legs are the same as they were from season one through four.)
- Speedy and Artemis can be seen dancing together in "Justice League's Next Top Talent Idol Star: Dance Crew Edition".
Voice in other languages
- Álmos Előd (Hungarian)
- Alessio De Filippis (Italian)
- Florian Silaghi (Romanian)
- Michał Podsiadło (Polish)
- Charles Pestel (French)
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