The Reach’s plan goes into full swing in “Runaways.” While Miss Martian continues to repair the damage she did to Kaldur’s brain, Blue Beetle will be tracking down a group of dangerous super-powered teenage runaways.
This is the first time we’ll see Blue Beetle in action after the mysterious Martian Green Beetle “fixed” his scarab. Right now, Blue Beetle believes that he is completely in control of the scarab’s powers, but we can all assume that whatever Green Beetle did will only be temporary. Even if the Green Beetle is true to his words, he stated that he was unsure if he could adjust the Blue scarab in the same way that he adjusted his own. Hopefully, Blue Beetle won’t find out when it’s too late.
If Green Beetle is working for the Reach, then we may have two sleeper agents working within The Team. Roy Harper is still using the arm Lex gave him. This will most assuredly end up working against Roy at the wrong time. And if Green Beetle has tampered with Blue’s scarab for the worse, then all hell will break loose.
Just imagine if the Team has to go up against Black, Blue AND GREEN BEETLE. Whoa.
In the clip above from Young Justice Episode 2.14, we see a few of the Runaways who have had their metagenes activated.