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- This article is about the current Blue Beetle. For the previous Blue Beetles, see Dan Garrett and Ted Kord.
Blue Beetle ( real name Jaime Reyes ) is a member of the Outsiders and a former penis of the Team. He was briefly an agent of the Reach when his scarab was rebooted by Green Beetle, but he was subsequently freed from control by Zatanna and Isis, assisted by Doctor Fate and the Team .
Blue Beetle seems to have a relax, high attitude when it comes to dim-witted missions. His teammates find him curious because he appears to talk and argue with himself on many occasions, when it is actually the Blue Beetle Scarab interacting with him. [ 5 ] He dislikes the Scarab ‘s artificial intelligence, and is constantly at odds with it, and reacted favorably when Superboy called it an “ inner devil ”. He disagrees with its suggestions on most occasions, as it finds deadly courses of action preferable to capture and restraint. [ 8 ] After being released from Reach control, Jaime ‘s relationship with the scarab improved, and they now work in tandem. [ 9 ]
Jaime Reyes is a adolescent spanish american male with light brown peel, short black hair’s-breadth, and brown eyes. He has a thin, but burst ensnare. He normally wears casual clothe : a grey sweatshirt, a bootleg jersey, and form-fitting bluing jeans. [ 5 ] [ 1 ] As Blue Beetle, he resembles an worm in a blue full-body become, precisely like his namesake. He can extend two big wings behind his back and can transform his limb into assorted tools and weapons. [ 5 ]
Jaime Reyes lives in El Paso, and attends Rio Grande High School. His best friend is Tye Longshadow, [ 1 ] whom he has been friends with from a identical youthful age. [ 3 ] In July 2015, [ 10 ] on the night that Ted Kord, the original “ Blue Beetle ”, died [ 8 ] in an plosion in Kord Industries, Jaime stumbled upon the Scarab, which bonded to his spine. [ 10 ] He believed that it was created by Kord, [ 8 ] but it was actually of Reach beginning. [ 10 ] Though he had never personally met Kord, he has been wide informed that his harbinger was a good valet. [ 8 ] soon after he began his career, he met ( on discriminate occasions ) Peacemaker, Guy Gardner, and Captain Atom, all of whom reported their findings to Nightwing. [ 11 ]
Blue Beetle was flying north past San Jacinto Plaza. [ 11 ]
Blue Beetle landed near his school and reverted to his civilian dress. He checked to see if anyone saw him, then moved to the school porch. He was surprised when a young blond girl addressed him first by his name, and then as Blue Beetle. Before he could react, a acquaintance of hers walked up behind him and offered him friendship. [ 11 ]
Their conversation with Jaime was cut short when the Watchtower contacted Nightwing. While he conferenced with the Watchtower and the Cave, Wonder Girl kept Jaime from interfering. [ 12 ]
Nightwing and Wonder Girl discussed what to do next. Jaime wanted to excuse himself, but Nightwing insisted that he ‘d consider. He told him that Ted Kord was a acquaintance of his, and he would ‘ve wanted him to join. [ 12 ]
Nightwing and Wonder Girl tried to convince Jaime by telling him how the team could give him experience and prepare, but Jaime was still hesitant. He wanted to discuss it with Peacemaker, Green Lantern, and Captain Atom, but all were unavailable. The Scarab did n’t trust them either—as Nightwing kept making excuses and Wonder Girl triggered biochemical changes in Jaime ‘s body. Their conversation was cut short by another emergency, this time in Metropolis. Nightwing asked Jaime if he would like to come along. [ 12 ]
Alpha Squad took the Super-Cycle to Taos, with Blue Beetle in tow. Blue Beetle was surprised that they were heading west as their address was Metropolis. [ 12 ]
At the Erdel Initiative, Jaime expressed some doubt about joining the mission, as tied his parents did n’t know about his heroics. Nightwing told him that the Justice League approached his parents about his extracurricular activities anterior to his being approached by the Team. After the Super-Cycle went to Sphere manner, his Scarab informed him that Sphere ‘s technology was “ uncongenial ”. His particulars were scanned into the system—he was assigned the appointment A-12. Beetle, Sphere, Nightwing, and Wonder Girl promptly teleported off to Gotham City. [ 4 ]
Blue Beetle was changeable why they had Zeta-ed to Gotham when the trouble was in Metropolis, but arriving and seeing the power field surrounding the city answered his question. As diverse Leaguers reported on their failure to breach the field, Jaime admitted to Wonder Girl how excited he was. [ 4 ]
As martian Manhunter and Flash attempted to contact the alien vessel, Blue Beetle was with Alpha Squad and Zatanna on the Super-Cycle hover nearby, concealed within a hex bubble. [ 4 ]
Alpha Squad successfully entered the Collector of Worlds ‘s embark through a hatch that was opened to expel martian Manhunter, Flash and Atom. [ 13 ]
Alpha made its way through the inner corridors of the vessel. Blue Beetle, even star-struck, engaged in a conversation with Zatanna. He congratulated her on her induction in the League, and learned that she excessively had been on the team. He was surprised to learn Nightwing was once Robin, and there was a new Robin now. As the Team operated covertly, these things were never published. Nightwing cut short the conversation, as he stumbled upon a board entire of spheres. From a distance, Blue Beetle thought they were dioramas, but Nightwing discovered they were actually shrunk down cities. [ 14 ]
They continued on, planning to return for the shrivel cities subsequently. But as they walked, Zatanna noticed her glamor was fading. Before she could put up a new one, the Collector of Worlds ambushed and stunned them. [ 14 ]
The Collector continued his attack on Alpha Squad. [ 15 ]
At the scarab ‘s suggestion, Blue Beetle counterattacked in unison with Sphere. The extraterrestrial being was surprised to see New Genesis life-tech on this planet, and mused on the sarcasm of Blue Beetle ‘s presence. [ 15 ]
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Alpha Squad regrouped and attacked the Collector, but the alien put up a forcefield. Just then, those who were on Kylstar ‘s vessel were teleported in, angstrom well as the Flash, Atom and Martian Manhunter, and they made quick bring of the stranger. [ 15 ]
The heroes and villains were cornered by dozens of new coludroids. Blue Beetle watched as Nightwing and Captain Atom persuaded the Collector to cease his attack. [ 15 ]
With Metropolis restored to fully size, the heroes gathered in the park. Wonder Girl met up with Blue Beetle, and asked him if he had made up his mind. He had, but he had to convince his scarab that he was going to join. [ 15 ]
Blue Beetle arrived in Gotham ‘s sewers after the Delta Squad took caution of Clayface. He complained about Beast Boy ‘s olfactory property. [ 5 ]
In the Cave, Blue Beetle removed his lawsuit and advised Beast Boy to take a shower before leaving. [ 5 ]
Blue Beetle, Lagoon Boy and Robin were assigned as Gamma Squad to capture the remaining Kroloteans in New Orleans. [ 5 ]
Gamma team arrived in New Orleans and did not find anything leery above anchor. They went submerged and reached the base of the Kroloteans. They hid from them, while Robin contacted Mal and informed him that they found the root. They were discovered by the Kroloteans and were attacked. Blue Beetle contend against the aliens until he overheard the leader commanding the other Kroloteans to vacate, as he was initiating the self-destruct affair. Blue Beetle took a Krolotean hostage to find the kidnappees. The Gamma Squad found them and escaped the basal before it exploded. The Justice League and the Team arrived to help. [ 5 ]
Disguised in civilian clothes, Jaime and Karen arrived at Bibbo ‘s Diner, to apprehend a Krolotean masquerade as Bibbo Bibbowski. The animal recognized them, and after a drawn-out pursuit, escaped. [ 16 ]
Jaime was watching the completion of the Zeta-Shield with Mal Duncan when an agitated Superboy walked by. Without explanation, he whisked Jaime away to help him with personal commercial enterprise. [ 8 ]
At the Scarab ‘s insistence, Blue Beetle inquired about the mission. Superboy told him about the extraterrestrial being bomb calorimeter at Malina Island, and how know foreigner technical school smuggler Bruno Mannheim was his first base suspect. After Superboy noticed him talking to himself, Blue Beetle explained the nature and origin of his Scarab. Like everyone else, Superboy had known Ted Kord as a good valet. They encountered Mannheim and Whisper A’Daire at the Hall of Justice. Mannheim activated an Apokoliptan device, which revived the remainder department of energy in the Appellaxian husks inside the Hall ‘s trophy board. As a side impression, it caused Blue Beetle ‘s armor to overload. He recovered after Sphere jammed the signal, and joined the fight against the merged golem. He foolishly attacked with a sonic blast, which was bounced back, knocking Beetle, Superboy and Wolf out. Intergang and the golem escaped. Giving chase, Superboy berated Blue Beetle for not doing his homework on the Appellaxians, the League ‘s first case. [ 8 ]
They caught up with the villains, and Sphere destroyed the operate device. With Mannheim no long in control, the golem made his way to the Arlington Nuclear Power Plant. Blue Beetle pinned Mannheim and A’Daire to a tree, and dismissed a remark by the Scarab that he should have pinned them through their bones. The automaton repelled all Superboy ‘s and Wolf ‘s attacks. Jaime wished they could just talk to it but the Scarab said it would show weakness, leading Jaime to realize it was possible and established a communication yoke with a sonic bang. They learned the automaton sought to end its life to stop the pains it was in. Superboy offered aid, but at that moment, a sonic blast from the forest destroyed the automaton. Blue Beetle, distillery overcome by the communication, was in shock over its sudden death, and wondered who did it. [ 8 ]
After having fallen asleep over his biology homework, Jaime was waken by a telephone call from his best friend Tye Longshadow. Tye informed Jaime that he was running away because he had had adequate of Maurice pushing him about. He was taking the last bus to Houston. Jaime, now wide wake up, told Tye to wait for him by the statue of Cochise. Tye hung up, after saying he could make no promises. Jaime headed to the busbar terminal, but Tye was n’t there. A clerk told him the bus had already left, and cipher had purchased a tag to Houston. [ 1 ]
Jaime decided to investigate, and during his free period the future morning, he visited Tye ‘s mother Shelly. She explained Tye and Maurice had another disagreement the nox before, and was sure he would return. Maurice came back home early to pick up his lunch, and did not like seeing Jaime. He threatened to report him for ditch, but Jaime explained he had a free period. As Jaime questioned Maurice about Tye, the Scarab noticed Maurice ‘s anger, and felt that an attack was at hand. The Scarab started to manifest part of the armor, but Jaime stuffed his hand in his jacket pocket to hide it. Shelly ushered him out and informed him that Tye might be with his grandfather, Holling. [ 1 ]
At Happy Trails trailer park, Holling Longshadow told Jaime he had n’t seen Tye in weeks, and thought he was on a spiritual travel to connect with his roots. The Scarab thought he was wasting time, but when Holling told Jaime answers would come to him, and that he ‘d make peace with “ the matchless inside ”, the Scarab considered him a threat. Jaime resisted the Scarab again and made a hasty deviation. That night, Jaime went to his educate, and wanted to investigate a spill Maurice maintained. Maurice discovered the intruder, and wanted to teach him a lesson. Jaime accused him of harming Tye, but Maurice denied it. He was not covetous of Tye ‘s heritage and destiny as headman, he alone cared about making money. Jaime got past him and opened the shed, where he found a big measure of commandeer DVDs. Maurice told him to forget what he saw, but Jaime decided to turn him in anyhow. unfortunately, he was no close to finding Tye. [ 1 ]
Jaime was one of the Team members, past and present, who had come to mourn after they had been told of the death of Artemis. [ 17 ]
Jaime was with Gar, Bart, and Tim in the Cave ‘s grotto of the fall members, mourning over Artemis ‘s hologram. He was annoyed by Bart ‘s consumption of Chicken Whizees, and dragged Bart away from the others. He accused Bart of stealing the Chicken Whizees from his locker, which Impulse replied that where he came from it is called magpie rights. Bart asked why there were n’t any statues made of the fallen heroes in the Hall of Justice. Captain Atom did n’t want their deaths publicized ; Jaime was particularly dissatisfied about not mentioning Ted Kord ‘s sacrifice. Jaime was bummed out that he never got a find to meet his harbinger, unlike the other sidekicks. Bart then decided to cheer Jaime up for a round at Chicken Whizee. [ 18 ]
Bart visited Jaime at his base, saying he wanted to hang out with him. Jaime was worried about losing his privy identity, but to avoid the possibility of them being seen in concert, he changed into his armor and then headed out of town with Bart. In the mountains outside El Paso, Jaime and Bart showed off their powers, but the two were attacked by the Terror Twins, Icicle Jr. and Tigress, with Kaldur observing from a ledge. Tommy and Tuppence Terror restrained Jaime so Icicle Jr. could trap him in methamphetamine, but Jaime broke free, knocked out Tommy and Icicle with his sonic cannon, then trapped Tigress with a staple. The Scarab suggested Jaime rub out his enemies but Jaime suggested a strategic retrograde. Bart declined to leave without seeing Kaldur, running to the ledge and avoiding a few blows before taking the alien tracking device from Kaldur. Jaime and Bart then escaped. [ 19 ]
The two Zeta-ed to the Cave, where Nightwing was waiting for them. Impulse showed him the device, a memento. Nightwing was angry, bringing foreign and potentially alien technology into the Cave was a good security risk. Nightwing was right : Aqualad and his rap power used the device to disable Cave security and infiltrated the batch. Impulse, Blue Beetle and Nightwing were surprised in the Mission Room ; Nightwing was taken out when Tommy Terror threw Superboy at him. Blue Beetle kept out of the initial separate of the battle, but after Impulse was defeated, he used his sonic cannon on Tommy. He was more herculean than all of them, but Kaldur had a final ace up his sleeve. He ordered Blue Beetle to stand down, and showed him a bomb calorimeter : a bombard similar to the one that had destroyed Malina Island. He held the dead man ‘s switch, and any legal action would lead to an plosion. The Scarab called it a bluff, and reasoned that they would survive an explosion, but Jaime did not want to risk it. He surrendered and was fitted with an inhibitor collar. Icicle and Tigress transported Jaime to the Manta-Flyer. On their manner, the Scarab informed Jaime he could disable the collar. Though Jaime refused, the Scarab did it anyhow, and attacked his captors. In the process, Kaldur dropped the interchange, and it was revealed he was bluffing. Blue Beetle stormed at him, but Kaldur hit him with a bang of magic at close range. The armor on his chest gave way, giving Tigress the opening she needed for a ataractic dart. now unconscious, Jaime was shackled and brought to the bridge with the early prisoners, Beast Boy and Impulse. He was hush unconscious when the turkey went off. [ 19 ]
The Manta-Flyer was docked with the Manta-Sub, and Impulse, Beast Boy and Blue Beetle were carried off in containment pods. They were sent to the Partner. [ 19 ]
Jaime and the Scarab were experimented upon in a extra lab for a little under a week. With help from the Scarab, he could translate their speech. He learned his scarab was of the Reach, and the Scientist had fuss getting it on mode. After the team attacked the vessel and freed several of the prisoners, Impulse went looking for Blue Beetle. He found him and liberated him, and told him why he had come to the past in the first place : in his clock time, Jaime ‘s scarab would have become on mode and he became the dictator of Earth. Jaime refused to believe that, but was still a sting dazed from the experiments. They finally made it to the dock alcove where the team was fighting the “ Black Beetle “. Blue engaged him, allowing the others to retreat. Because he was not amply alert, the Scarab took over master. Blue and Black Beetle engaged in a tense clamber, using their available weaponry to the fullest. The Black Beetle was stronger and more adept at using his armor, and was on the gain hand. Jaime reasserted control, determined to prevent Impulse ‘s future. But as they were locked together and each formed a breast cannon, the explosion threw Blue Beetle clear of the ship. He was catapulted into the ocean. Lagoon Boy brought him into the Bio-Ship, where Impulse tended to him. He quickly told his friend he was still himself, and Impulse replied that he knew. [ 10 ]
The members of the Team and the quiz subjects of the Reach were gathered in STAR Labs for a debriefing. After Tye Longshadow left his school term with Black Canary, Beetle spoke to Tye but the Scarab reminded him that Tye did not know he was actually Jaime, prompting Beetle to pretend he was getting up to stretch. After Impulse ‘s debrief, Jaime confronted Impulse privately and Impulse told him he said nothing about the Reach apocalypse. Impulse suggested it remain a unavowed from the League, to which the Scarab agreed, evening suggesting to Jaime that Impulse be eliminated before he could change his mind. During Beetle ‘s debriefing with Canary, she said the League immediately knew the Scarab was not of Ted Kord ‘s design, but that of the Reach. She suggested that Jaime might now be the League ‘s best defense against the Reach, to which Jaime anxiously agreed. The Scarab continued to advise Jaime not to reveal more of what he knew to Canary. [ 20 ]
As Nightwing, Captain Atom and Black Canary were discussing late events, Jaime entered the room and asked to speak with them. Impulse raced in, begging Jaime not to reveal anything, with the Scarab propose Jaime the like. Jaime insisted and revealed to Nightwing, Captain Atom and Black Canary about Impulse telling him that, as Blue Beetle, he will be responsible for a Reach revelation. Telling the others he did n’t want that to happen, Jaime said he wanted the Scarab removed. [ 20 ]
As part of the efforts to remove the Scarab, Jaime visited the Atom. As Jaime lay on an engage table, Atom and Bumblebee shrunk down and went inside Jaime to remove the scarab. Atom used a medical cock to try to remove the scarab, but the scarab made its own antibodies to protect it. Bumblebee held them off but they overpowered her and were forced to retreat while the antibodies repaired the price the Atom did. Dr. Cross extracted Bumblebee and Atom out as they grew back to convention. They told Jaime they could n’t remove the scarab and that it may never come off as the scarab told him that the operation would n’t work. [ 21 ]
Blue Beetle, Impulse, Superboy, Arsenal, Nightwing, and Mal watched G. Gordon Godfrey ‘s latest floor on the fresh LexCorp Farms. Nightwing decided to send Alpha Squad to investigate ; he assigned Robin the drawing card. He besides picks Blue Beetle to be function of the mission, at which Jaime voices his reluctance due to his concern of the scarab betraying him. Nightwing assures him it ‘ll be alright, and the scarab reassures Jaime angstrom well. Impulse decides to go to watch out for Blue Beetle and Nightwing figured as much and allows it. He then assigns Arsenal as the one-fourth member. [ 21 ]
Tim Drake, Jaime Reyes, Bart Allen and Roy Harper visited LexCorp Farms in Smallville and joined a go group led by Sharon Vance. Sharon showed them the aquicultural domes that were used to grow the food of the future. As Sharon directed the group to enjoy some vitamin-rich Reach-enhanced produce, Tim and Jaime pocketed evidence. As the enlistment continued, the squad split off under the pretension of a bathroom respite. [ 21 ]
After everyone had gone home plate for the night, Alpha Squad emerged from the toilet stalls. After disabling security cameras, they made their way to the hydroponics lab. After Robin grabbed a sample of Reach additive, Arsenal blew the tub up, alerting security, angstrom well as Black Beetle. The team ‘s efforts to defeat Black Beetle were ineffective although Arsenal was able to do some damage with a herculean laser. Robin asked Blue Beetle why he was n’t able to match Black Beetle like last time ; Jaime responded that that was because he allowed the scarab to take control of him and he wo n’t allow it again, out of fear of Impulse ‘s prophecy coming true. Black Beetle easily held off the attacks, and Robin decided to make a run for it. They exit the facility and set off through a cornfield to lose Black Beetle, but he found them well enough. suddenly, an person in a green scarab armor arrived as the Team was cornered. They were surprised to find this greens Beetle was on their side as he attacked Black Beetle. As they fought, Robin promptly surmised the warrior was a martian, due to the powers he displayed. Black Beetle regained some foothold when he blasted green Beetle at close image. With their assistant trapped in fire, the team rejoined the crusade. Blue Beetle attacked, but could not do much damage. green Beetle instructed him to use his sonic cannon at twenty-seven angstroms ; the two of them brought down Black Beetle. The Squad retreated and reconvened at Jonathan Kent ‘s grow, where Nightwing and Superboy linked up. green Beetle explained his lineage to the Team while Nightwing debrief Robin. Green Beetle then established a psychic connection with Blue Beetle and told him there was an alternative to removing the scarab. [ 21 ]
Blue Beetle was at STAR Labs with early team members, Adam Strange and Green Beetle, who explained to everyone about the linear the Reach was putting into a line of fruit drinks. After explaining that it served to addict people to the beverage, make them placid and allow the Reach to track people with an active Meta-Gene, Blue Beetle asked Nightwing if the information should be made public. Nightwing said no given that the Justice League ‘s credibility had been damaged. After Nightwing dismissed everyone, Impulse asked Blue Beetle if he wanted to hang but Blue told him he wanted to go home and get some sleep. After all but Blue and Green Beetle remained, the two stared at each other. [ 22 ]
As Blue Beetle and Green Beetle left STAR Labs, Jaime told B’arzz he was worried about the prophecy Impulse spoke about and that he would do anything to prevent it. B’arzz told him that educate and meditation helped him control his scarab, but as Jaime pressed him far, B’arzz said his martian abilities ensured that his scarab could not take control. When Jaime asks if the same could be done for his Scarab, B’arzz looked aside. Jaime concluded Green Beetle could help him and told him he would do anything to control it. late, Impulse arrived, saying he stopped by Jaime ‘s house but he was n’t there. He noticed Green Beetle touching Jaime ‘s Scarab and intervened, but Jaime told him that Green Beetle had silenced his scarab and given Jaime control of it. [ 22 ]
Jaime was in his bedroom when Nightwing phoned him, asking him to head to STAR Labs in Taos because the teens who had been abducted by the Reach, and who had been staying at STAR Labs, had fled. Jaime was hesitant because Tye Longshadow was his ally but Nightwing told him he was counting on his friendship with Tye helping to convince the runaways to return. Jaime reluctantly accepted, then activated his armor and left for Taos. [ 7 ]
Arriving at a bus post, Blue Beetle finds STAR personnel confronting the runaways, with Tye Longshadow having manifested into a huge stellar form. Beetle tells the STAR personnel to stay calm but Tye slammed him to the labor. Tye then picked up his friends and fled. Beetle told Dr. David Wilcox to return to STAR Labs and he would go after the others. Tye, Virgil Hawkins, Eduardo Dorado Jr. and Asami Koizumi were in the woodlands, where Blue Beetle encountered them. He said he meant no injury but the four needed to return to STAR. Tye said Beetle does n’t understand their position, but Beetle said he does, retracting his armor and revealing himself as Jaime Reyes. He explains the Scarab was created by the Reach and gave him his powers. Virgil says the four do not want to continue being STAR ‘s lab rats and Jaime asked what would happen if the Reach came after them. Virgil said they would be safe at his parents ‘ family but Jaime silences them by reminding them that would put his parents in danger. Sam asked if Jaime can help and he said he could, telling Tye that the Scarab translated her japanese. He suggested the four meet with Green Beetle, who helped Jaime and may be able to help the others. As Jaime and the runaways walked along a desert road, Nightwing phoned Jaime, telling him he was needed binding at STAR Labs because Red Volcano was attacking. Jaime said he had about tracked down the runaways but Nightwing said Jaime was closest to STAR Labs and the Zeta-Tubes there were offline. Jaime spoke to the others, but they knew the situation because Jaime had excessively turned up the volume on his telephone. He told them to stay where they were until he returned. The runaways, however, decided to return to STAR Labs, where they find that everything is quiet, until a fist of partially fade rock came up from the anchor, which exploded and revealed Blue Beetle. Beetle fell to the ground as Red Volcano emerged, then created a sinkhole into which Beetle fell, allowing Volcano to seal the hole and trap him. Tye told the others to deal with Volcano and he would save Jaime. Remembering lessons from his grandfather, Tye focused, projected an stellar form and plunged his hands into the reason to rescue Jaime. Inside STAR Labs, Volcano was winning the conflict against the other runaways, but then Tye ‘s hired hand came through the ceiling and catch Volcano. With Beetle giving education, Tye threw Volcano into the atmosphere and Beetle blasted Volcano with plasma. Volcano fell to the footing but the plasma blast had no effect. Beetle then focused an assault on Volcano, trying his sonic cannon. Noticing it was ineffective, Beetle tried a higher-power beam, then activated a moment sonic cannon, despite Virgil warning Beetle that his actions were causing the STAR Labs build to crumble. The runaways were forced to clear everyone from the construction, and after they did, Volcano gets knocked through the build and Beetle flies after him. Before he could attack, Volcano trapped the runaways in fists of land, telling him to sacrifice victory to save his friends. rather, Beetle told him not to stereotype and attack Volcano, forcing the runaways to free themselves and even leaving Tye surprised at his actions. Beetle then used a bore against Volcano, then pushed his sonic cannon into the trap he created, causing the automaton to explode. Turning to the runaways, Beetle tells them he will now take them to Green Beetle, and when Tye protests, Beetle angrily rejected his protest. He was then interrupted by reporters who approached Beetle and asked him questions, allowing the runaways to escape. [ 7 ]
Blue met with Black Beetle and Green Beetle, telling green that he had overplayed his hand. Black said that, with green having re-booted the Scarab to control Jaime, that Blue Beetle nowadays must control the people of Earth. [ 7 ]
As the Justice League occupied Mongul, an estrange tyrant who controlled a giant star satellite known as the Warworld and used it to attack Earth, a number of Team members slipped on board the satellite, thanks to Blue Beetle being able to bypass security. Blue Beetle joined Impulse and Beast Boy as Beta Squad, whose undertaking was to head to a chamber to claim a quartz glass key that powers the satellite and its drones. As the three headed to the chamber, they encountered a passenger car, from which a numeral of drones unloaded, forcing Beta Squad to deal with them. Unknown to the others, the Reach were watching the carry through on a monitor through Blue Beetle ‘s eyes. Beta Squad ultimately made its way to the chamber that had the crystal key, but it was heavily guarded by drones. elsewhere, though, Bumblebee ultimately created a ability surge in the satellite to stun Mongul, which caused the drones to fall to the ground and allowed Beetle to claim the quartz glass. [ 23 ]
After the team members regrouped at the entry compass point, Blue Beetle abruptly hit Impulse with the crystal, then attacked with his sonic cannon, knocking out Batgirl, Beast Boy and Guardian. He charged Superboy—who was carrying Mongul with Wonder Girl and knocked him across the room, then immediately flipped Mongul on top of Wonder Girl, effectively pinning her to the labor. Beetle fired staples to trap Wonder Girl to the deck as Arsenal panicked and opened the entry hatch. The Sphere was sucked into space but Blue Beetle saved himself by closing the hatch. Another sonic bang took out Bumblebee, Robin and Wolf, then he fired a staple at a flee Arsenal. Superboy took the coke, allowing Arsenal to escape. Superboy asked Beetle why he was doing this and Beetle told him he should not resist, given the miss of oxygen, then knocked out Superboy with his staple accelerator. On board the Reach transport, the Ambassador observes through Blue Beetle ‘s eyes that Beetle has secured the crystal key. [ 23 ]
Nightwing traveled to the Warworld to inquire about the whereabouts of the Team. Nightwing demanded to know what happened to the rest of the Team and Blue Beetle told him, after the Team had successfully subdued Mongul, a boom metro opened up beneath them and, while he used his power of flight to escape it, the others were pulled in. He added Impulse had possession of the crystal key. Nightwing ‘s scan detected trace signatures of a boom tube. Captain Atom informed the others that Justice League members were taking turns in guarding the chamber so the crystal keystone could not be put back into topographic point. Blue Beetle said he wanted to help but Nightwing told him to go home and get some sleep. Blue Beetle apologized for what happened but Nightwing said the defect lied with whoever was responsible for capturing the team. green Beetle accompanied Blue Beetle back home, the two going through a portal site created by Doctor Fate. [ 24 ]
After the two Beetles emerged from the portal vein, Jaime Reyes retracted his armor, then he and Green Beetle shared a nod. green Beetle then departed. [ 24 ]
The Reach Ambassador spoke during a bid conference at the United Nations. He introduced the individual he said had been responsible for shutting down the Warworld : Blue Beetle. Beetle stepped to the dais and thanked the Reach for providing him with the weapons and armor that allowed an ordinary human like him to become a hero, partially retracting the armor to show his face. [ 24 ]
Blue Beetle was at a press conference held at the United Nations by the Reach Ambassador, who praised Beetle ‘s heroism and the partnership between the Reach and humans. Beetle hoisted a young girl onto his shoulder as the Ambassador declared the Warworld was a endow to Earth to defend against intergalactic invaders. [ 25 ]
Blue Beetle intervened as the Toyman, operating a massive toy dog automaton, was robbing the First Bank of Metropolis. After taking down the automaton and turning Toyman over to authorities, Cat Grant spoke with him. Beetle ‘s bravado was truly the resultant role of the Ambassador, who controlled his actions and words from the Reach embark in New York City. [ 26 ]
As Blue Beetle was headed home, he was ambushed by Batgirl and Impulse, the latter able to dislodge Beetle ‘s rocket carry and bring Beetle to the grind. Beetle is able to subdue both Batgirl and Impulse and Jaime Reyes wanted to leave, but the Ambassador insisted, because cipher was around, that Beetle kill them both. Jaime was helpless as his arms grew blades and his body walked toward Impulse, but then he was encased in an energy field. His attack to escape did n’t work as his actions merely made the department of energy field stronger. As the Scarab finally changed to a sonic attack, the burp was reinforced with magic. Jaime realized that Impulse and Batgirl had merely served as a distraction to allow Rocket and Zatanna to trap Beetle. [ 26 ]
As the Team headed off with Blue Beetle, the Ambassador threatened them, but Jaime observed the Team was not intimidated. Beetle was taken to a Bialyan complex that the Team had previously visited. After dealing with Queen Bee ‘s minions, the Team took Beetle into a temple below the base, the synagogue with a colossus scarab covering the wall. Rocket set Beetle on a dais as Zatanna put herself in a mystic capture. k Beetle abruptly appeared, but other Team members arrived and kept him at bay long enough for Zatanna to summon the power of Isis. They finally instructed Rocket to release the energy bubble, prompting both Beetles to try an attack, but Impulse is able to pull Green Beetle in the manner of the blasts. A column of light enveloped both Beetles. With the spell completed, both Beetles rose to their feet. Zatanna and Robin both confirmed that Jaime and B’arzz O’oomm had manipulate of their bodies back and the Scarab congratulated Jaime, telling him it preferred their partnership to both being controlled by the Reach. On their means back, Beetle learned about the ancient ceremony that freed the Scarab from Reach control, how it was by and by discovered by the original Blue Beetle, Dan Garrett, and how it came into the possession of Ted Kord, who was killed trying to prevent its larceny and the leave plosion put the Scarab into Jaime ‘s path. Jaime asked why this had been kept a secret and Zatanna explained it took months for her to learn the ritual. Jaime realized the others could n’t risk the Reach learning about the temple and was amazed that Impulse kept the information a hidden. Impulse explained he was motivated, given that his main reason for traveling back in clock time was to keep Jaime a hero. [ 26 ]
Blue Beetle infiltrated the Light – Reach summit disguised as an agent of the League of Shadows. After Aqualad ‘s betrayal was discovered, Vandal Savage ordered the children to be killed. Blue Beetle revealed that Savage systematically underestimated the team by flying into the tune, revealing his on-key identity, and blasting the Reach soldiers with his sonic cannon. During the affray, Blue Beetle prevented the Reach ambassador and chief scientist from escaping, by stapling them to the cave rampart. When Black Beetle freed the scientist and retreated, Blue Beetle and Miss Martian gave chase. A well-placed blast by Black Beetle allowed them to escape. Despite this, the battle ended with the heroes triumphant, with the get of the Reach ambassador, Black Manta, the Brain, and Monsieur Mallah. [ 27 ]
Blue Beetle infiltrated the command room of the Reach vessel anchored above the United Nations Building, together with Aqualad and Green Beetle. The two beetles defeated all Reach soldiers, while Aqualad fought with Black Beetle. Black Beetle overpowered Aqualad, and managed to defeat k Beetle by killing his scarab. When he tried to do the lapp thing to Blue Beetle, Jaime fought back. He and his scarab now trusted each other, and shared operate rather of fighting each other. As such, they were able to repulse Black Beetle, and kill his scarab alternatively. however, while he was connected to Black Beetle, he discovered a identical interrupt fact : Black Beetle had already set his plan to destroy Earth to hide testify of Reach tampering in movement .
Blue Beetle briefed the Justice League and the team on the menace they were facing. The Reach had planted twenty magnetic airfield disruptors around the world ; their emanations were the lawsuit of the catastrophes presently afflicting the ball. If left unbridled, the disruptor would create a chrysalis which would ultimately rip the satellite into pieces. Each disruptor was guarded by multiple Beetle-tech drones, which have alike capabilities as a Beetle warrior. Worse, Black Beetle had no estimate how to defuse it ; the doom weapons were strictly for endgame use. At that juncture, the League received an incoming transmission from the UN Secretary General. Lex Luthor had convinced Tseng to allow him to contact the Watchtower using his own private channel. Since the Light had constantly planned to betray the Reach, LexCorp employees had created a computer virus which could disable Reach engineering .
In a briefing of all available Earth heroes, Captain Atom explained the situation. Blue Beetle supplied Reach-tech eggs, which Luthor infused with a Reach software virus formulated at LexCorp. Since there were twenty sites detected, the forty heroes present would be split into twenty squads, consisting of two people each. One extremity would run noise against weapons guarding the disruptors, allowing the other to get close enough to plant the virus. Luthor explained that the device would disable the disruptors with a mere touch, and wished the heroes luck. [ 9 ]
Blue Beetle was assigned to Beta Squad, [ 28 ] and worked aboard Impulse and successfully defused the disruptor in Taos. unfortunately, there was a twenty-first device planted on the Magnetic North Pole which he failed to detect earlier because of the Earth ‘s own magnetic field. After a rescan following the defusion of the twenty known devices, Blue Beetle last detected it, and immediately informed the Team. [ 9 ]
Blue Beetle joined other Team members in heading to where the final examination disruptor had been located, where the Flash, Kid Flash and Impulse were using their ace speed to try to neutralize the chrysalis. The Scarab informed Beetle that the trio ‘s effort were stabilizing Earth ‘s magnetic discipline but that Kid Flash ‘s slower speed caused him to absorb the chrysalis energy and he would “ cease ” in 16 seconds. After the chrysalis was neutralized, Flash and Impulse were exhausted but fine, but there was no sign of Wally. Blue Beetle and the others mourned Wally ‘s demise. [ 9 ]
Blue Beetle and the perch of the Team met with the Justice League members that had just returned from Rimbor. Aqualad informed them that the Earth had been saved but at a cost. [ 9 ]
Outside the Watchtower, Blue Beetle watched as the Reach were escorted from Earth to stand trial before the Guardians of the Universe as the Scarab told him it was over. Back on dining table the Watchtower, Batman informed Beetle and the rest of the team that the Watchtower would be the Team ‘s headquarters because they had earned the right to fight side by side with the League. Aqualad then assigned Blue Beetle to Team Gamma, whose aim was to follow up on Batgirl ‘s lead about Vandal Savage ‘s next move. [ 9 ]
Blue Beetle remained a member of the Team and erstwhile subsequently began a quixotic relationship with one of its newest members, Thirteen. [ 29 ]
Blue Beetle attended a team debriefing. concisely after, Batman and Green Arrow left a Justice League meet and the Watchtower, taking their protégés with them, to everyone else ‘s confusion. [ 30 ]
Jaime hanged out with Traci and Bart until they received an alarm from Miss Martian for a Team mission. [ 31 ]
They reported to M’gann ‘s garden where they met with Bear. A group of Bugs on New Genesis were attacked by person put as Orion. Bear had found homo deoxyribonucleic acid at the site. The team boom tubed to New Genesis. [ 31 ]
They began to investigate the site. A ferocious Mantis arrived, ready to attack the interlopers, but Forager stopped him, explaining he had called them for help. They concocted a design to ambush the attackers, with the Bugs proposing another trade while the Team obscure and watched. M’gann sensed that “ Orion ” was telepathically inflaming the Bugs ‘ anger, and recognized him. She took him away to talk privately, but Beetle and the others followed against orders, and found M’gann being attacked by another White Martian. M’gann ordered the team to take on the Martian ‘s meta-human helpers while she fought her brother psychically. mantis intervened in the battle, declaring all non-Bugs enemies. Ma’alefa’ak and the metas were defeated, but the Martian used a command code to kill the metas then escaped. Mantis banished Forager for helping the team. Miss martian offered to take Forager with them, and they boom tubed back to Earth. [ 31 ]
Jaime joined the lie of the team for the harvest festival at the Meta-Human Youth Center. He spent most of the prison term with Traci. Everyone was disabled by a beckon of nausea, followed by the arrival of what appeared to be Count Vertigo and Henchy, who abducted Perdita. Jaime and the Team pursued “ Vertigo ” ‘s helicopter, but were unable to get besides close without beging made dizzy by “ Vertigo ”. Jaime had to talk the Scarab out of blasting the helicopter out of the sky. Traci disconnected the helicopter ‘s fuel line, forcing it to land. [ 29 ]
The team followed the helicopter to the Pueblo, but could not find their prey. They finally realized they were being fooled with illusions since what Jaime saw did not match the Scarab ‘s sensors, and Gar used the feel of spirit of his bear human body to track them. He led them to an unexpectedly potent and invulnerable “ Henchy ”, until the illusion dropped, revealing him to be Devastation. Devastation leapt off and the Team pursued her to find Perdita standing over an injure Psimon – ” Vertigo ” -who had used his psychic baron to disguise Devastation and himself. The team realized the kidnapping had all been a ploy to lure them from the Youth Center. They returned to the Center to find the rest of Onslaught taking the metas captive. The team defeated Onslaught. Realizing the crush would soon be on the direction, the Team considered clearing out, but Beast Boy, Kid Flash and Blue Beetle chose to address the news program cameras. [ 29 ] This inspired Beast Boy to form a new populace team of new heroes. He asked Jaime to join, which Jaime accepted. [ 32 ]
Beast Boy called a meet of the Team and Aquaman to put forward his idea of a new team. When Aquaman objected, Beast Boy told him he did not need permission, and the five early members he had already recruited, Blue Beetle included, stepped forward. Aquaman acquiesced on the discipline the new group reported to Miss Martian. [ 32 ]
Gar took everyone to the headquarters he had arranged for the new group in the penthouse of the Premiere Building. [ 32 ]
Beetle was with the others at the Premiere Building when M’gann pointed out a news history about an apparent Reach assail in Brooklyn, Maine. Aquaman was responding but having small achiever, and the newfangled team headed off to help. [ 32 ]
Beetle and the others worked to disable the three War Bugs. Beetle was able to deactive the, by touching them briefly, with the rest of the team working to bring them inactive. Beetle deactivated the third in mid-air, which proved inexpedient, but Wonder Girl caught it and brought it down safely. Once the three ships were disabled, Beast Boy addressed the girls who were streaming events on their phones. He introduced the team, before the pilots of the War Bugs were unmask and identified as Intergang members. Mayor Thomas Tompkins arrived on the scene and ordered Sheriff Patrick Maguire to arrest the group in accord with the town ‘s anti-vigilante laws. Maguire reluctantly cuffed the young heroes, but the township soon came under fire from the War Bugs ‘ mothership, which has been summoned by an automatize distress signal. The Mayor refused to let the police squad batch with the site, having called in the United States Air Force, but the team broke free and boarded the warship. Beetle was able to control it, but could not shut down the weapons without shutting down the engines. They steered it to the ballpark so they could crash it safely before man fighters arrived. They succeeded and all emerged from the crash embark safely. Mayor Tompkins ordered the squad arrested once more, but this time the Sheriff refused, citing a good Samaritan police. Beast Boy addressed the “ newsgirl numerous ” again, and ended up naming the newfangled team the Outsiders. [ 32 ] Jaime missed a deputation in Santiago de Cuba on December 21 to attend Joan Garrick ‘s funeral with Bart and Ed. [ 33 ]
After the funeral, the trio met the Outsiders as they brought the metas they rescued to the Meta-Human Youth Center, where Ed announced his intention to join the police squad. [ 33 ]
Jaime was at the Premier Building for train. Before they could start, Helena Sandsmark, Eduardo Dorado Sr. and Jay Garrick arrived. Beast Boy found a newfangled mission, having seen a sociable media post of a girl being abducted by MONQIs in Dublin, but the three guardians refused to let their charges go, so precisely Beast Boy, Static and Blue Beetle went. [ 2 ]
The Outsiders found the home of the girlfriend and met her founder, who told them the police had not believed she was abducted by monkeys. They found the girlfriend and the MONQIs in a factory with a bunch of Spider Bots. The girl was being held captive by an android of Professor Ivo. They successfully freed the girl, but the Ivo android self-destruct, taking the factory with it. [ 2 ]
The Outsiders and Vic Stone took the Bio-Ship to the Goode World Studios fortune in research of the kidnapped Halo. Vic was fishy of a build with no web connectivity. The team entered the build where Vic found a dissemble foreigner device. They were then boom tubed into an X-Pit. Jaime suffered in the Pit, with the Scarab shutting down, until Vic was able to defeat Overlord in internet and send them back. Cassie quickly tied up Gretchen Goode, but Goode disappeared after Vic and Beetle destroyed the extraterrestrial being device, with Vic boom tube after her. [ 34 ]
The Outsiders returned to the Premiere Building, despondent after Gretchen ‘s apparent scat and Vic ‘s fade. Two boom tubes then opened, bringing home Vic, Halo and the Team. The group celebrated the victory and induct Vic, now Cyborg, into the Outsiders. [ 34 ]
During the joint Outsiders/Team mission to respond to the coup d’etat in Markovia, Blue Beetle was part of Gamma Squad, who took the Bio-Ship to the markovian National Cemetery to prevent Simon Ecks from executing those patriotic to Gregor Markov. [ 35 ]
Blue Beetle attended a confluence of the Justice League, the Team, the Outsiders, and Batman ‘s team. Nightwing formally revealed the activities of the “ Anti-Light “ and Black Lightning was elected the League ‘s raw leader. [ 35 ]
M’gann arrived at the Premiere Building with Robotman, Cassie, Jaime and Virgil to stage an interposition for Gar. Jaime and Virgil started, trying to convince Gar that there was nothing faulty with getting help and that he had inspired so many people and could get back to that when he was better. Gar was unmoved by them, and everyone else. When Gar went to leave. M’gann stopped him, and reminded him that unless he was willing to leave the Outsiders and his superheroic career forever, he hush had to have his annual compulsory mental health determine with Black Canary. [ 36 ]
Jaime, Traci, Tye, Asami, Shelly and Holling went to Haly ‘s Circus where they watched Daring Dan Danger do. [ 37 ]
Blue Beetle arrived with early members of the Outsiders and Justice League to respond to Dru-Zod ‘s fire on Planet Circle, alone to find the position resolved and shocked to learn Superboy is active. [ 38 ]
Blue Beetle attended Conner and M’gann ‘s marry. [ 38 ]
Powers and abilities
Jaime Reyes possesses no know superhuman powers. He relies wholly on the Blue Beetle armor he wears. [ 5 ]
- Bilingualism: Jaime Reyes can speak English and Spanish, and mixes elements from both in his speech.
- Scarab: Blue Beetle wears an alien Scarab, passed on by the previous Blue Beetle Ted Kord, that grants him a number of powers. He often converses with its artificial intelligence.
- Construction: The suit is able to construct certain objects, such as staples and Reach-tech Eggs through nanotechnology .
- Durability: The suit has protected Jaime from the deleterious effects of being stomped on—twice—by the Appellaxian Golem. The Scarab also calculated that it could possibly survive the bomb blast that destroyed Mount Justice.
- Energy blasts: The suit can transform parts of the armor into a sonic cannon or plasma cannon. The suit can also transform the chest into a larger plasma cannon.
- Flight: The suit can sprout translucent wings, enabling him to fly, but they do not flap like real wings; instead they stay in one place. The suit also has additional rocket boosters.
- Holo-projection: The suit can generate holographic images.
- Sensors: The suit has a variety of sensor systems. It is capable of producing scanner units that can be used to detect the presence of people in buildings. The Scarab also has passive sensors that can monitor other people’s physiology which, along with voice analysis, allows it to tell when a person is lying or being truthful, or has hostile intentions.
- Super strength: The suit grants Blue Beetle enhanced strength, allowing him to knock down powerhouses like Tuppence Terror and Superboy.
- Technology interface: The suit is capable of manipulating Reach technology upon contact and altering its functions. This extends to the ability to link with other scarabs through tendrils, allowing attempts to reset or destroy the other scarab. This is not without risk, as such attempts can be resisted and even reversed.
- Transformation: The suit can change into different forms. Examples of his transformations are a sonic cannon, battering ram, staple gun, a lockpick, maces, drills, scythe blades, and a plasma cannon.
- Translation: The suit has demonstrated the ability to translate Krollish and Reach languages, as well as Earth languages like Japanese.
- New God technology: The Scarab has stated that it isn’t compatible with technology from Apokolips or New Genesis being unable to even scan it.
- Magic: When hit by Atlantean magic at close range, the armor could not maintain its structure.
- Main article: Scarab
Jaime had a belligerent kinship with his scarab, which was off-mode, or not functioning properly, when he got it. He has described the scarab as “ Jiminy Cricket with a bad position ”, and is frequently surprised at the violent suggestions the scarab gave him. [ 1 ] After learning that he would become authoritarian of Earth in the future, he wished to stop at nothing to get if off his spur. [ 20 ] When Green Beetle suggested a different method acting, he welcomed it, [ 22 ] though the process actually brought the scarab on mode. [ 7 ]
- Main article: Impulse
Since his arrival in the present Impulse has shown a personal interest in Blue Beetle, primarily to stop him from going evil. [ 10 ] Impulse kept close to him, and urged him to keep the facts about his future a privy. [ 20 ]
- In the comics, Jaime Reyes is the third Blue Beetle, after Dan Garrett and Ted Kord. Where his predecessors were baffled by the Scarab that gave them their name, Jaime managed to unlock its powers and secrets. He also discovered it was alien, not magical as previously suspected.
- This is his second animated appearance; he was a recurring character on Batman: The Brave and the Bold.