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Sons of Trigon

Raven’s Evil Half-Brothers

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 History


Demon Spawn

After reclaiming Titans Island on the East River, Cyborg set out to create an East Coast Titans team. But the team was brutally massacred by an unseen evil force. Soon, Titans members past and present were being attacked by demonic entities across the globe. Raven, sensing Trigon’s presence once again, called upon her former Titans allies to defeat her fiendish father.

But after investigating, the Titans learned that Trigon himself was not behind the attacks. The bestial assaults were actually orchestrated by Raven’s three half brothers – Jacob, Jared and Jesse. Unknown to Raven, Trigon had sired six additional male offspring on earth years ago around the same time she was born. After their mothers all died under mysterious circumstances, these Sons of Trigon manifested emotion warping powers and gathered together in a plan to claim their demonic inheritance.

Using Raven as a doorway, the Sons of Trigon opened a portal to the desolate realm where a weakened Trigon awaited. The Titans rallied to Raven’s aid, and feared Trigon would be unleashed on earth once again. But the brothers betrayed their father by siphoning whatever small power was left within him. Instead of being angered by their duplicity, Trigon was actually proud of his devious progeny.

The Sons of Trigon terrorize the Titans in TITANS #5-6 [2008].

Family Reunion

Now, having claimed their demonic birthright, the Sons of Trigon joined with their other three siblings. Recognizing their power as a unit, the Sons of Trigon ignited Raven’s demonic side and captured her.

The Titans were able to locate Raven and her brothers using the Ramat Stone, a mystical gem Raven had entrusted to Donna Troy. Although Raven proved more powerful than her sinister siblings, her evil nature threatened to overtake the Titans as well. But the Ramat Stone unleashed a mystical failsafe – a sliver of Raven’s pure essence – which was imbued into the stone by Raven herself in case she was ever overtaken by evil. This pure essence restored Raven to normal.

 Powers & Abilities


The Sons of Trigon can each wield the power of a Deadly Sin. Jared unleashes anger and wrath in his opponents. Jesse sees into the head of his victim, and transforms himself into the thing they envy most. And Jacob invokes lust into the hearts of his prey.

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Essential Reading


Titans #1-4 [2008]: After Cyborg’s Titans East team is brutally massacred by an unseen evil force, Titans members are attacked by demonic entities around the globe. Raven, sensing Trigon’s presence once again, calls upon her former Titans allies to defeat her fiendish father. But the Titans discover that the bestial assaults were actually orchestrated by Raven’s three demon half brothers – Jacob, Jared and Jesse. Using Raven as a doorway, the Sons of Trigon open a portal to the desolate realm where a weakened Trigon awaited. The brothers then betray their own father by siphoning whatever small power was left within him. In the wake of this battle, the Titans – Nightwing, Troia, Flash, Red Arrow, Raven, Cyborg, Starfire and Beast Boy – decide to become a team again. Trigon reappears alive, but weakened, in Titans #2. First appearance of the Sons of Trigon in Titans #3.
Titans #5-6 [2008]: The Sons of Trigon return to reclaim their lost sister, Raven. After igniting Raven’s dark side, The Sons of Trigon capture her. The Titans locate Raven using the mystical Ramat Stone. As the most powerful sibling, Raven’s defeats her demonic brothers, but threatens to imbue the Titans with the power to wield the Seven Deadly Sins. But the Ramat Stone unleashes a mystical failsafe – a sliver of Raven’s pure essence – which was imbued into the stone by Raven herself in case she was ever overtaken by evil. This pure essence restores Raven to normal. First appearance of the additional three Sons of Trigon (James, Jack and Unnamed).
Titans #18 [2009]: Spotlight on Raven, as she confront her evil brother, Jesse,  and her own uncertain future.



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