This page is for the current Blue Beetle, Jaime Reyes
For the original Blue Beetle see Dan Garret
For the second Blue Beetle, see Ted Kord
Some time before Ted Kord's death he left Dan Garrett's Scarab in the Rock of Eternity with the wizard Shazam. After the destruction of the rock by the Spectre, the Scarab landed in a vacant lot in El Paso, Texas. There it was found by a high school student, Jaime Reyes. The scarab bonded itself to Jaime's body, and entered into a far more interactive relationship with the boy than it had with Dan Garrett. The scarab now allows Jaime to cover himself in a kind of bio-mechanical armor, which can be modified to enhance his speed and strength, as well as to create weapons, wings and shields. Batman and his group tracked down Jaime because the Scarab was the only thing that could find Brother Eye and stop it. After Brother Eye's destruction Jaime was trapped between dimensions for a whole year and was forced to reveal his secret to his family and friends.
Jaime Reyes was created by Keith Giffen, John Rogers, and Cully Hamner. In Setpember of 2011 all of DC Comics went back to number one's and Blue Beetle origins in the new series has changed in the DC Relaunch series.
Modern Age: New Earth
Even while being trapped for a year after becoming the Blue Beetle, Jaime has met many other superheros and villains in a really short time including Livewire, Eclipso, Superman, Phantom Stranger, and Oracle. Oracle worried for his safety as a new hero so much that she dispatched Peacemaker to keep an eye on him. Unfortunately for Jaime the Sinestro Corps and the Reach teamed up to attack Jaime, and made Peacemaker a secret agent. Peacemaker then removed the scarab that was implanted in him by cutting it out, and though he had to be hospitalized, Jaime still survived.
Inside the mother ship where his scarab was forcefully removed, "killing" the scarab, Jaime was left powerless and naked. Accessing the knowledge that the scarab had previously input into his brain in case he had to fight without the armor, he made his way back into the Reach's hands. With his death imminent and a gun in his face he is given the chance to give his last words. At this point he says Khaji Da. Hearing this the scarab, supposedly dead, flew from the receptacle that the Reach had put it in and latched itself onto Jaime's spine once again. Then it started explaining things in English text, no longer the cryptic text as was in the past. The scarab revealed its name, Khaji Da, to Jaime (Khaji meaning its Infiltrator Function, Da being it's serial number) although it is the first scarab to take that as its name. Receiving help from many different organizations, the Posse, La Dama, and a portion of the Justice League, Jaime is set on destroying the mother ship, even at the cost of self-sacrifice. Booster Gold, however, saves him at the literal "last moment" prior to activating the destruct sequence.
After the events of Flashpoint, the DC Universe was rewritten and Blue Beetle's origin was changed. Jaime was an ordinary high school student living in El Paso. When he sneaks out to go to Brenda's quinceañera with Paco, they drive into the middle of a super-villain showdown. They are fighting over an artifact called the scarab which has been put into a backpack During the fight, the backpack ends up next to Jaime and to draw the villains away from Paco he puts it on and runs down an alleyway. The scarab then burns through the backpack and bonds with Jaime, transforming him into the Blue Beetle.
The scarab, Khaji-Da, was sent to cocoon planets for the Reach with the help of an organic host. However it is damaged from a Green Lantern blast and is unable to take complete control over Jaime and is forced to allow him little control. The Reach have found that their scarab Khaji-Da has activated after years assuming it to have been destroyed. Reach agents, Lu-Kreeza and Khaji-Kai set the cruiser for Earth to investigate. After escaping from the Brotherhood of Evil agents (Phobia, Warp, and Plasmus) and La Dama's men (Brutale, Rompe Huesus, and Coyote), he flew Paco to Brenda's party but Khaji-Da caused him to toss his cookies on La Dama's shoes when he tried to explain things. He returned home and managed to force the scarab to retract as he was reunited with his worried family.
In the morning, his mom noticed the scarab on his spine and thought it was a tattoo, which she scolded him for before he left for school where Khaji-Da tried to kill the bullies when they began to harass Jaime. After hearing that the Brotherhood were hunting down Paco to question him about the scarab, he tracked down his friend and battled Silverback and the others. He defeated Silverback who was then abandoned by the other members of the Brotherhood. Paco witnessed the suit revealing his face and Khaji-Da, finding the mission compromised, forced Jaime to stab him through the heart. In an effort to save his friend, Jaime managed to override the suit and supplied Paco with a transbiotic antitrauma unit (T.A.U.). When paramedics arrived, he left the scene and hauled Silverback along, tossing him in an abandoned building, before heading to the hospital as Jaime. La Dama, who was accompanying her niece, told him that they needed to talk and lured him to her home where she trapped him in an attempt to acquire the scarab. He managed to escape but the entire house disappeared immediately afterwards.
Returning home, he had to face Paco, who the T.A.U. had turned into the Blood Beetle to replaced the 'flawed' Khaji-Da. Jaime and Khaji-Da managed to convince the Blood Beetle that the former had relinquished control to the latter, causing the T.A.U. to recede from Paco, but requiring Jaime to strike and threaten Brenda's life. To protect his family and friends, he left for the east coast, settling in New York City where he was scraping by.and trying to get a hold of the powers provided by the scarab. While searching for an enemy sensed by Khaji-Da, he spotted Short-Timer and tried to talk to him to learn how to control his powers but battled him when he discovered that he was robbing a jewelry store. He later came into conflict with Stopwatch, the man who built Short-Timer's suit.
He next came into conflict with the Green Lantern, Bleez, and Glomulus, but ended up working alongside them in the end to defeat an alien who had sought out the Lanterns. After digging through a dumpster in the search of food, he decided to seek out the DEO as Green Lantern had handed over the alien that they had captured. He headed into the building, but they subdued and then restrained him. Mr. Bones talked with him, attempting to determine his plans and then offered to hire him, but he refused the offer and escaped. Booster Gold sent a message of welcome to Blue Beetle but fought him, recognizing Khaji-Da as part of the Reach. Jaime was saved by his paternal grandmother, but battled Blood Beetle once again when the T.A.U. sensed that Khaji-Da wasn't carrying out his task. Managing to gain an upperhand, Jaime sacrificed tissue from his own heart to repair the wound to Paco's and then extracted the T.A.U. The friends returned to Jaime's grandmother's house, neither of them aware of his identity as the Blue Beetle.
The Reach capture Jaime Reyes and trade him to The Game on Planet Tolerance. The Controlled Blue Beetle is to hunt Jediah Caul while also being hunted. Jaime Reyes is knocked unconscious by Catain K'Rot and the Scarab transforms him into the controlled Beetle. Blue Beetle chases K' Rot and Pig-Iron into a building he sees Caul. Blue Beetle pursues Caul into a new building until the scarab gives Reyes back control. Reyes is hiding atop the ledge of a building where he meets another being hunted, Lonar of The New Gods.
Major Story Arcs
Modern Age: New Earth
Jaime's personal life and superhero life
A notable element of the Jaime's Blue Beetle series has been its focus on Jaime Reyes’ family. This has given Jaime’s story a strong emotional foundation and is considered to be a fan-favorite feature of the comic book. Jaime Reyes and his family are Mexican-American Catholics living in El Paso, Texas. Whether their religious affiliation is devout or nominal is not clear, but the Catholic crucifix hangs in the family room of the Reyes home. Jaime’s father Alberto runs a garage. Jaime has offered to work for his father, but Alberto has rejected his offer, regarding Jaime's education as paramount. Alberto is an old-fashioned man with fierce protective feelings about his family. He is clearly very proud of Jaime and on one occasion describes him as “a perfect son”. In the past, Alberto was crippled during a shooting incident and is forced to walk with a cane. At one point Jaime also confronted Luis, the man that crippled his father, although Jaime was forced to forgive Luis and had to keep the Spectre from killing a group of prison inmates at the same time.
Jaime’s mother Bianca is a paramedic. She has appeared in uniform in a number of issues. She struggles with Jaime’s Blue Beetle alter ego and has freaked out at the appearance of the Blue Beetle in her home. Nevertheless, she loves her son and is slowly coming to terms with his alternative super life. Jaime also has a cute little sister called Milagro. Although they argue like any brother and sister, the brother-sister bond is nevertheless strong. The love and affection between them has been demonstrated on a number of occasions. Milagro thinks that having the Blue Beetle for a big brother is cool.
Jaime x Traci 13
Traci 13 is the daughter of Dr. Thirteen, her mother died during magical experiments. But, this tragedy did not stop Traci from following her mother’s footsteps in becoming a sorceress. Following the death of her mother and at a time when she was not on good terms with her father, Traci was taken in, raised, and trained by Ralph and Sue Dibney. She has recently started a relationship with Jaime Reyes. Together they prevented Eclipso from kidnapping a baby with great magical potential and using it as a host for her own nefarious purposes.
Paco and Brenda are Jaime’s best friends. All three teenagers attend the same high school in El Paso. Paco and Brenda were with Jaime on the fateful day when he first discovered the mystical scarab in a disused lot on the way home from school. During the year of Jaime’s disappearance after becoming the Blue Beetle, Paco hooked up with a meta-human Hispanic gang known as the Posse. Meanwhile Brenda was taken in by her aunt - later revealed to be a local crime lord, La Dama - following the death of her abusive father. On Jaime’s return, Paco and Brenda quickly discovered that their friend had become the meta-human and crime fighter known as Blue Beetle. They quickly adjusted to Jaime’s superhero status and have risen to the challenge of being his crime fighting accomplices, as well as his friends. They even helped Jaime thwart the alien civilization known as the Reach from fulfilling their ambitions to take over the Earth.
Jamie's personal life and superhero life came smashing in on itself when Jaime and Traci arrived at a family reunion and he introduces her to his extended family members. There Jaime finds that his grandmother knows about him being the Blue Beetle and his mother told her. Although Jaime is not quite happy, his grandmother excepts him as a hero and even defends Blue Beetle from another family member who disrespected his alter ego (not knowing his secret). He has to leave the reunion after Khaji Da picks up the energies of the Posse. He finds that they have been attacked by Parasite who drained their combined powers. He, at first, seems like too much for the Blue Beetle, but Jaime reveals he can allow Khaji Da to take over and this increases their power enough to easily defeat Parasite. He returns to the reunion and even gives his grandmother a ride flying.
Jamie joins The Teen Titans
Jaime first teamed up with the Teen Titans in a fight against Lobo. After Jaime helped the Teen Titans against Lobo he was given the chance for a trip to the tower. He finally took the chance but sadly this came upon when the Titans from the future choose to travel to the past and make sure their future happens. However these Titans are from a far more violent future and make sure things will happen their way by force. To make matters worse Starro has begun to use his powers on super villains due to the Sinestro War. Jaime fights along side the Titans and helps fight against not only the Starro controlled foe but the army of future Titans. However it should be noted that throughout the battle Kid Devils' future self Red Devil said Jaime could not be trusted. His experience with with the Teen Titans leads him to reluctantly train at the Teen Tower.
Jaime befriends Kid Devil
Despite his distrust of Jaime, Kid Devil was forced to work with him when the two where attacked by Shockwave. Jaime attempted to settle their issues as Kid Devil distrusted him not only because of his future self's words but also because of his closeness to Ravager, but Blue Beetle assured him he has no feeling for her and is somewhat afraid of her. The two soon work together to beat Shockwave and the experience allowed Kid Devil to activate new powers. After that he decided to change his name to Red Devil and showed a new friendship towards Jaime.
After Jaime is attacked by foes of Ted Kord's including Masked Marauder, Squid Gang, Fire Fist, Madmen, Catalyst and Carapax (now using steam power) and beats them he goes to a valentine's day dance an hour later. Traci 13, whom he developed a relationship, is there along with Paco and Brenda. Brenda is very worried that because she is now dating Paco it may have a negative strain on hers and Jaime friendship. However the dance is broken up by the sudden arrival of the KDRA (Khaji Da Revolutionary Army). Their showing up makes it almost public that Jaime is really the Blue Beetle. The leader of the KDRA, Djo Zha, explained that the KDRA was really made by the scarab sharing its information with the Reach computers and spreading its want to be free from their oppression. They told Blue Beetle the real reason they where there was to have him become the army's leader to destroy the Reach. Meanwhile Jaime's ally Nadia has translated the scarabs language and knows that the KDRA have a secret plan and tries to warn Jaime. Back at the dance the KDRA is revealed to not be as benign as it would seem and feel that the best way to help worlds such as earth is to remove all oppression by destroying countries such as the U.S.A and China and what they call "terrorist" cells like the Justice League. Of course Jaime is against them and now the KDRA chooses to kill him.
Jaime begins to fight the KDRA (while Nadia saves his secret with a hologram). Despite Hector's arrival Nadia is killed while Jaime is fighting and, believing the hologram to be him, becomes angry (the hologram was just standing doing nothing without orders). Jaime later interprets something Nadia had told him and realizes he can use Khaji Da to control the others and the scarab decides to use a reboot (however it will last 27.4 days and the scarab isn't sure if it will survive.) After the reboot begins Jaime loses his powers and is forced to use the host of Djo Zha (the host has wings) to break a fall. However he is wounded enough to need to go to the hospital. While there he becomes aware of Nadia's fate and for days he is in the hospital. Nadia had a funeral and Hector has vanished. Finally the scarab makes a small appearance , but just long enough to heal Jaime. Meanwhile the KDRA have been arrested by the GL Corps and Peacemaker even drops by on Jaime. Later the scarab is back to full strength but Hector is still gone and he has the Djo Zha scarab. Hector is seen in L.A getting a car using the scarabs name (implying he is the villain Black Beetle).
While with Paco and Brenda at a fast food place Jaime notices that the city is under attack by a giant robot named Thinko. The fight lasted three whole hours before Jaime was able beat Thinko. After doing some investigating they found out who created Thinko back in the 1940's. The man's name was Alan Von Neuman. they go to a prison looking for him but find only his son Alan Von Neuman Jr. He tells them that he didn't reuse the robot and he didn't want them to get his daughter involved but as they left Neuman Jr. his own robots appeared calling themselves the Unimate.
The robots free the doctor and take him to his daughter Maria while Jaime still fights a few. He is able to trick them into attacking each other by making them think they are attacking him. Paco later locates Maria, but is kidnapped by her. Blue Beetle and Brenda realize he is missing and go after him only to be attacked by Maria with robotic arms.
The Blue and The Gold
Around this time Jaime was also called together by Booster Gold and various Blue Beetles to help save the life of Ted Kord. However doing so altered reality and it was revealed this was planned by the Blue Beetle who was actually Black Beetle, a future enemy of Jaime's. However Ted allowed himself to die to fix reality (although later it was implied he may have found a way to live and secure the time stream). The Blue Beetle team up with with Booster Gold in the series to help Booster Gold defeat Ted Kord who is a Black Lantern.
Although Jaime is a young hero he is also part of the Generation Lost Justice League with Booster Gold, Captain Atom, Fire, Ice and Rocket Red 7. All the Generation Lost members are ex-members of the Justice League International team. The Blue Beetle, Ted Kord was originally part of this group and Jaime has filled in for Ted's spot on the team. The group was never officially put together but drawn together by Max Lord's manipulation. The team is now dedicated to finding and stopping Max. When Maxwell Lord kidnapped Jaime Reyes, he tried to make him become a soldier in Max's army. However, Jaime resisted Max's mind control and was no more of use to Max. With the Justice League International hot on Jaime's trail, Max decided to make his plan fall into action by (first) killing the Blue Beetle. Sealing the ships doors shut, the Justice League International came to late to save Jaime, however witnessed his death. Ironically being shot in the head like Ted Kord, Jaime was as same and even more, a hero the very end.
Jaime is Back!
With Beetle dead, Booster promised that he would kill Maxwell Lord when he gained the chance. Wanting to make sure that Jaime is really dead, the team takes Jaime to an abandoned island where they check to see if he is alive. Red Rocket delivers the bad news and states that he isn't alive. Another beetle has fallen at the hands of Maxwell Lord. Jaime's supposed death was only temporary however, he is shown to be alive and well. The Scarab armor was able to block Maxwell Lord's shot and put Jaime's in temporary stasis while his body healed. Back to full health and is ready with the team to help hunt down Max Lord again with the Justice League International, where they left off at. After the events and fighting Max Lord to the end to defeat him and with the help of Batman returning from the dead to help the team.
Powers and Abilities
Jaime doesn't really have a uniform like the other Blue Beetles, his is more of a sentient robotic weapon that covers his body. He seemingly had no control of the way his uniform would look when it first appeared but it did have elements of Ted Kord's costume.
This is ironic because Ted was never able to get the scarab to work for him and yet Jaime's costume looks the most like his.
The Blue Beetle scarab is the most powerful weapon of all the Blue Beetles. The only Blue Beetle to have not used the Scarab is Ted Kord. Jaime has had the most unique powers and has fully bonded to the Scarab. The Scarab can still use many of it's powers on it's own and can take over the armor if Jaime is being manipulated. Jaime even believes that there may be weapons powerful enough to hurt the Spectre due to the scarab giving him options after options on how to handle him.
The Scarab won't hurt nature unless reasoned with and it causes Green Lanterns to act violently towards him and defends itself in response. The nature of the scarab is still unknown. It has a strong reaction to the Green Lantern rings as Guy Gardner attacked him, and is driven to escape from them whenever possible. It has recently been revealed that the scarab is a piece of ancient alien technology created by a conquering race called the Reach.
- Tracking Systems: The suit can track any form of energy, biological, magic or technology.
- Scarab Sight: The Scarab can track anyone Jaime has encountered and search for anything concealing itself even if they are in other dimensions, he was able to see someone who uses a tachyon energy to make himself invisible by shifting between space-time. It can also determine a persons conditions such as pregnancy.
- Symbiotic Telepathic Communication: Jaime and the Scarab can communicate but the Scarab talks in it's own language.
- Wireless Network Connection: He accessed the Internet with his suit and sent and e-mail to Booster Gold
Superhuman Strength: Estimate of Baseline Enhanced Strength Capacity: 3-4 Tons.
*Strength Augmentation: The AI of the Scarab has proven capable of further enhancing the strength output of the armor’s wear. In the "Young Justice" animated television series, Jaime is able to hold his own in hand to hand combat against Black Beetle when he allows the scarab to control his actions. Black Beetle’s scarab has proven capable of increasing its wearer's strength level to match that of Mongul, who has tremendous superhuman strength.
- Superhuman Agility -Armor Resilience.
- Partial Armor Manifestation.
- Dual-Purpose Wings: the wings could act as a shield but have changed to be more translucent.
- Flight Mode: The scarab is capable of sub-luminal flight velocities, and can enter sub-space [but it told Jaime that entering sub-space travel would annihilate him].
- Battle Analysis Adaptation.
- Energy Blasts: His hands can shift to energy cannons which he uses to shoots blue energy blasts. The armor can also generate various other weapons, including (but not limited to) blades and sonic cannons.
- Vibrational Frequency Manipulation: He was capable of touching someone moving at a different vibrational frequency
- Translation: He can understand most languages in the known universe
- Waste Disposal, he doesn't need to use the bathroom in the suit.
- Healing factor: Capable of healing himself after Maxwell Lord shot him in the head, he replicated his own heart and fused it to his friend paco to save his life when the scarab said such measures are meant for only the host(jaime).
Justice Society of America #37-38
An alternate version of Jaime appears in Justice Society of America #37-38 as part of the Fatherland storyline. Set twenty years in the future, Jaime has lost his powers after Captain Nazi and his fellow white supremacist villains activate their Great Darkness Engine, a device which neutralizes most of the world's metahumans and allows a Neo-Nazi regime known as the Fourth Reich to take over America. Held prisoner alongside the world's few surviving superheroes, Jaime is ultimately killed by security guards after attacking Mr. Terrific during the execution ceremony for Batman and the Joker.
Jaime appeared in Flashpoint as a member of the Battalion of Ambush Bugs. The team consists on him, Queen Bee, Firefly new characters Cockroach and Canterbury Cricket. The team's mission was to stop the amazons in England. Unfortunately all the team, with the exception of Canterbury Cricket who was able to escape, was killed by the Amazons.
Batman: The Brave and the Bold
Blue Beetle (Jaime Reyes) first appears in Batman: the Brave and the Bold. The episodes he appears in are ' Rise of the Blue Beetle', the opening sequence of 'Invasion of the Secret Santas', "Fall of the Blue Beetle" (along with Ted Kord and Dan Garrett in flash backs, and Jarvis Kord as the main villain of the episode), 'Game Over for Owlman', and 'Night of the Huntress'.
Jaime is a recurring character of the series. As a teenager Jaime is an inexperienced hero, he is naive and talkative, and often in awe of other heroes. His attitude sometimes annoys Batman, but he has an appropriate sense of justice. His suit has its own intelligence and advises Jaime during missions.
It's revealed that Jaime was chosen by Blue Scarab to become the new beetle, and the device allow him to use his full potential. In the series its shown how the two former Beetles died. Dan Garrett passed the mantle to Ted Kord in his final act and Ted dies in an explosion of a rocket that was sent to Hub City by his uncle Jarvis.
In the series exists a place named Science Island, home of the ultimate Blue Scarab Technologies and headquarters of Jarvis Kord. He appears in "Darkseid Descending!" as a member of the Justice League International and helps defend Earth from the Invading parademon army. He also appears in "Time Out For Vengeance!" again in the J.L.I and goes with Booster Gold to save the Batman in pirate times.
When an alien weapon in the form of a scarab fuses itself with teenager Jaime Reyes, he is turned into Blue Beetle. Unfortunately, he is unable to control the scarab and ends up attacking Metropolis. This episode also includes Ted Kord and a mention of Dan Garrett.
In July 2015, on the night that Ted Kord (Blue Beetle II) died in an explosion in Kord Industries, Jaime stumbled upon the Scarab, which bonded to his spine. He believes that it was created by Kord, but it is actually of Reach origin. Though he has never personally met Kord, he has been widely informed that his predecessor was a good man. Shortly after he began his career, he met (on separate occasions) Peacemaker, Guy Gardner and Captain Atom, all of whom reported their findings to Nightwing. Grayson later had Wondergirl find Jaime, and offers membership to the Young Justice team, insisting that Ted Kord would've wanted him to join and that it'd give Jaime plenty of training and experience. The discussion is cut short by an emergency in Metropolis, and soon after Jaime finds himself enjoying the excitement and heroics, and agrees to join the team.
Jaime's first appearance on the show was in the first episode of season two, "Happy New Year". He aids "Delta Squad" in capturing Clayface in the sewers, commenting on Beast Boy's horrid odor. Later, he is assigned to "Gamma Squad" along with Robin III and Lagoon Boy to capture the remaining Kroloteans in New Orleans. The group eventually located the alien base under-water and were attacked, until his suit translated their alien language and discovered they were attempting to vacate before the base self-destructed. Jaime then took an alien hostage to locate the kidnapped citizens, and he along with the rest of Gamma Squad rescued them just before the building exploded.
In "Alienated", Jaime and Karen Beecher visit Bibbo's Diner, where they find that "Bibbo" is actually a krolotean impostor. They chase "Bibbo" into the ally, when the real Bibbo cuts them off and knocks out the faker. A krolotean climbs out of the suit and escapes into the sewers, while Jaime argues with his suit on what he should have done to stop the alien.
While Nightwing and a few leaguers attempt to help the cloned Roy Harper, Blue Beetle III and Superboy take care of personal business in "Salvage". He and Conner follow a white van on it's way to the Hall of Justice, suspected to be Intergang, they find Whisper A'Daire and Bruno Mannheim. Superboy has Jaime scan the Hall, and the two discover Bruno using Apokoliptan device, awakening husks of Appellaxian warriors the Justice League had previously defeated. The two fight the golem, while Sportsmaster and the Black Beetle watch from afar. Eventually, Blue discovers that the creature is in pain and only wishes to end it's suffering, but before he or Superboy can do anything to help it, the Black Beetle disrupts device controlling the golem, shattering it to smithereens. The Hall's guards thank Superboy for saving them, while Jaime wonders what had killed the mysterious husk.
In "Beneath", Jaime attempts to find his abducted friend Tye, launching a full investigation throughout his hometown, but finds no trace of his missing friend.
In "Satisfaction", Jaime, Tim, Garfield, and Bart pay tribute to fallen heroes, most recently Artemis. Jaime is upset never to have met the previous Blue Beetle, Ted Kord, so Bart invites him to hang out, and to replace the bag of chips he stole, to which Jaime agrees.
In "Darkest", Impulse surprises Jaime by appearing on his front doorstep, asking to "chill-hang". To avoid having his secret identity compromised, he suits up and they head out of town. The two wind up showing off their powers in the dessert, trying to one-up each-other, but run into Aqualad's strike team (himself, Tigress/Artemis, Icicle Jr., and the Terror Twins). Jaime gets captured, and placed in an inhibitor collar. The scarab reasons with Jaime that they could escape, but Jaime declines, not willing to risk the lives of his friends. The scarab takes over command of Jaime's body, taking out Tigress and Icicle Jr., and knocking a detonator out of Kaldur's hand. Tigress tranquilizes Blue, and Kaldur detonates the Mount Justice, as well as captures Jaime, Impulse and Beast Boy.
At the beginning of "Before the Dawn", we see a flashback of how Jaime found the scarab on a shortcut home. We then see Jaime awaken in captivity, unable to suit up, the scarab simply translate what is being spoken outside his cryo-tube, two scientists and the black beetle discus what to do to Jaime, wanting to "reboot" the scarab and kill Jaime. Later, we see a flash-forward where a larger Blue Beetle threatens to kill Bart. We then return to present where Impulse is rescuing Jaime from his containment, while also explaining to him how Jaime later brings about a Reach apocalypse. Blue then allows the scarab to take full control and saves Wonder Girl and Miss Martian from Black Beetle, allowing the two to escape the alien ship with the rest of the team. The ship crashes into the water and Jaime regains control of himself, and Black Beetle knocks him out. Lagoon boy dives back into the sinking ship and rescues Jaime. The team departs and Nightwing congratulates the group on a job well done.
Batman: The Brave and the Bold : The Videogame
Blue Beetle appears as one of the main side heroes, in episode two is a playable character, he has four special moves: Bomb Cannon, Ground Pistons, Laser Shot and Stun Gun. During missions Jaime is repeatedly scolded by Batman because of his talkative attitude. They pass through different levels to stop Gorilla Grodd that wants to own Science Island (Ted Kord's Sanctuary), all these is because Jaime accidentally told him about the existence of the Island.