Epsilon was an ally of the Titans, at first. He was possessed by a boy named Kevin Tanaka, but once that connection ended, Epsilon revealed his true colors.
As a child, Epsilon was placed in a D.E.O orphanage because of his powers, and remained there until he turned 18. Eventually, he chose to target the Titans for reasons unknown. To this end, he began operating as a superhero in New York City. His first act was to help Green Lantern take out a random super villain.
Infiltrating the Titans
Epsilon's first few superhero acts earned him the respect of city officials, but didn't get him close to his objective. Epsilon got his chance when he helped Troia protect Mayoral Candidate Arthur Hall. However, he decided not to use the opportunity to further his goal after realizing that no one recognized her. Later, Epsilon found an opening when he managed to capture Cheshire, recently escaped from prison. When he went to return her to jail, the D.E.O. made a move to capture him. Before they could bring him in, the Titans intervened. Against the objections of Agent Dakota Jamison, the Titans took Epsilon to Titan's Tower. Though skeptical of letting him stay, Epsilon won the Titans' trust (and Argent's infatuation) when he unmasked himself without hesitation. With Nightwing's approval, Epsilon is allowed to crash with them but is not actually put on the roster. His arrival also coincided with a mysterious group of kids showing up at the Tower. Despite not being a Titan and having no connection to the children, Epsilon advocated for them to stay, to no avail. However, when the kids escaped Child Services, the team relented and let them stay.
After spending more time with the team, things get complicated when Epsilon decides to go on a shopping with Argent. After finding a reminder of a meeting he was supposed to have, he brings Argent to a posh Manhattan hotel where they find Theta, a metahuman woman claiming to be Epsilon's girlfriend. Epsilon confuses everyone when he appears not to know her. When Theta tries to kill Argent, but when she turns her attention to him, he has a shift in personality, leaving Theta and Argent baffled at his strange behavior. On the way back to the Tower, Argent tries to get answers about it, but he refuses to open up. Though concerned, she agrees to keep his mood swings a secret for the time being.
When the Titans go on an outing with the children (revealed to be metahumans), the D.E.O. comes back for another shot at Epsilon. They also reveal the kids he vouched for were the agency's legal wards. Epsilon gets upset and charges in when threats start to fly, sparking a three-way fight between the Titans, the agents, and the kids. Despite starting the melee, Epsilon has another shift that left him immobile for most of it. Later Argent decides to kiss Epsilon, but his awkward response left her confused. Curious about his odd behavior he decides to do some investigating and learns that Epsilon and Theta were hired to infiltrate and take down the Titans. To get to the bottom of the matter, Argent calls in former Titan Lilith Clay to get to the truth out of his mind. Though reluctant, Epsilon allows Lilith to read his mind, which proves he is innocent. Once he is cleared, Argent kisses him again, but this time he is keeps his composure better, and the two later decide to pursue a relationship.
The Real Epsilon
When the D.E.O. reaches out to the Titans for help with another of their wards - a boy with the power to project his mind into another person's body - Epsilon begins acting strangely despite not having a mood swing. Later, when he talks to the other meta children at the Tower, it's revealed his behavior at the D.E.O. is because Kevin Tanaka, the boy in question, has been possessing Epsilon for some time. However, his real body is dying, so his friends try to talk him into leaving Epsilon. Because Kevin's real body is paralyzed from the waist down, he is reluctant to part with a fully functioning body. When his true body flatlines, D.E.O. doctors revive Kevin, but their efforts force Kevin back to his real body, leaving the real Epsilon free. Revealing his true nature and the full extent of his powers, Epsilon defeats the team, blows up the Tower, and flies off.
The first thing Epsilon does is meet up with Theta. After convincing him of what happened to him, Theta suggests that they run away. However, he boyfriend only cares about getting even with the child who possessed him. The two then beeline towards D.E.O's orphanage. Once they get there, they engage Argent, Arsenal, Tempest, and Agent Jamison. They manage to hold their own, but Theta and Epsilon manage to fell them. After Argent and Theta knock each other out, Epsilon goes in for the kill. Out of options, Kevin possesses an unconscious Argent, and uses her powers to blast Epsilon, apparently fatally. Theta wakes up in time to see Epsilon go down, and she escapes with her boyfriend's body.
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