"Shadows of Youth"
Season 1, episode 8
Airdate: November 5, 2010
Writer(s): Paul Dini
Director: Genndy Tartakovsky

"Shadows of Youth" is the eighth episode of the first season of Sym-Bionic Titan.

Short synopsisEdit

As a young orphan, Lance is sent to Galaluna's royal military academy, where he excels in combat training and enters into a bitter rivalry with an entitled bully named Baron.



The Royal Guard's Manus armor


Main charactersEdit

Recurring and minor charactersEdit


  • This is the first episode that takes place entirely in the past, and does not feature Octus, Titan, nor the present-day versions of Lance and Ilana.
  • According to Paul Dini, this episode was based on a wordless flashback from the script that he and Genndy originally wrote, and none of the dialog he wrote was used.
Escape to Sherman HighNeighbors in DisguiseElephant LogicThe Phantom NinjaRoar of the White DragonShaman of FearShowdown at Sherman HighShadows of YouthTashy 497Lessons in LoveThe Fortress of DeceptionThe Ballad of Scary MaryThe Demon WithinI Am OctusDisenfranchisedEscape from GalalunaUnder the Three MoonsA Family CrisisThe Steel FoeA New Beginning