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Real Identity: Jaime Reyes
Affiliations: Teen Titans
Appearances: Justice League vs. Teen Titans
Powers/Skills: Weapons Generation and Flight
Voiced By: Jake T. Austin
Jaime Reyes encountered an alien attachment and it fused to Reyes' spine. He learned it called itself Scarab and could form a suit of insect-like armor as well as generate any weapon he could think of. They maintained something of a telepathic link to each other and only Reyes could hear the Scarab. He took on the name Blue Beetle. In need of help with mastering the Scarab's abilities without knowing its true purpose, Reyes was taken in by Starfire at the Titans Tower and became a member of the Teen Titans. He didn't think they had anywhere else to go since they were freaks. Reyes warned the others never to annoy the Scarab since he didn't have full control over it.
Blue Beetle and the other Titans finished a training session. Scarab "laughed" when Raven commented Beast Boy was something crammed into something. Beast Boy poked Scarab and told it to butt out. It angrily lashed out at him. After things calmed down, they waited for their latest member, Robin, to arrive. Beetle found him creepy upon first impression. The next day, Robin used the training simulator for an hour and a half straight and refused to stop or let the others join in. He wouldn't listen to Starfire either so Blue Beetle turned the machine off. Robin challenged Beetle and threw a Birdarang at him claiming he heard the Scarab technology was fast. Starfire tried to calm the tensions but Robin started picking a fight with her. Blue Beetle had enough of his disrespect and fashioned blades from his arms. They fought. Robin inquired who he was fighting, Reyes or the Scarab. Reyes mused he better hope it was him. Robin declared while Reyes wore a weapon, he was a weapon. The Scarab formed a cannon on Beetle's chest and fired off a massive blast point blank on Robin.
Robin was barely alive but Raven was able to heal him. Reyes apologized then left with the others to tend to Raven. Later that night, Beast Boy played with his Jenga blocks and started to annoy Reyes. Reyes asked him to play with it anywhere else. Damian Wayne approached Reyes and acknowledged it was a mistake to challenge him without knowing the full capacity of his Scarab. He promised it wouldn't happen again then walked away. Reyes was shocked he just apologized. Beast Boy teased that Robin liked him. During a night of mandatory fun at the carnival, Garfield Logan and Jaime Reyes battled each other in a dance off video game. Logan won. Reyes offered free popcorn to anyone who could beat him. Wayne took up the challenge despite never dancing before and won. Reyes congratulated him. They were forced to suit up when Raven was attacked by the Corruptors, demon progeny of Raven's father Trigon. Raven explained her past to them and Trigon was trying to use her to come to Earth and conquer it. They returned to the Tower.
Batman, Wonder Woman, Cyborg, and the Flash arrived and wanted to take Raven with them for questioning but she and Robin refused. The Corruptors appeared and possessed the League. Blue Beetle and Cyborg traded shots with each other. Beetle survived taking a point blank blast from Cyborg. As Raven and the League entered a portal, Beetle shot a tiny device on the base of Cyborg's neck and overloaded his systems. The Corruptor left Cyborg's body. 24 hours later, Cyborg came back online. Cyborg, Blue Beetle, and Starfire exited a Boom Tube to the Middle East and drew the possessed Superman towards them. They opened fire on him until he was close enough then Robin stabbed him with Kryptonite. Superman exorcised the other Leaguers while the Titans rushed to save Raven. They were too late and Trigon arrived. They went to Trigon's realm to retrieve the crystal that he was imprisoned in but they had to fight off a legion of demon spawn and the Corruptors. Blue Beetle was constricted by spawn but Beast Boy, in a hell beast form, rescued him and ripped the spawn apart.
After Raven trapped Trigon again, Blue Beetle thanked Cyborg for his help and remarked it was nice for once to have a big gun around. 10 days later, Beetle was eager to start pizza night and celebrate the team's victory.