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Daniel Garrett was the first Blue Beetle.

Dan Garrett was an archeologist. During a dig in Bialya, Dan discovered a long-lost temple complex from the days when the area was still under the control of Egypt, covered in symbols of the scarab. Exploring the temple, Dan discovered a large blue scarab talisman that seemed to come to life and fused to his spine. Discovering the talisman's seemingly mystical powers to transform and create weapons, Dan decided to become a costumed Mystery Man and took to the sky as the first Blue Beetle. Dan protected his home of Hub City for many years. When he died, he passed his scarab on to his favorite student, Ted Kord.



  • This is the second animated appearence of Dan Garrett.