"Mirage": In the alternate future timeline of 1998, Mirage is a young Metahuman shape-shifter. She often helps out members of the underground resistance opposed to Lord Chaos. A squadron of Chaos' Force Elite soldiers raid a safe-house where Mirag
- Freedom is life.
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Appearing in "Mirage"
- Abraham (Only appearance; dies)
- Arthur Nichols
- Joe (Behind the scenes)
Synopsis for "Mirage"
In the alternate future timeline of 1998, Mirage is a young Metahuman shape-shifter. She often helps out members of the underground resistance opposed to Lord Chaos. A squadron of Chaos' Force Elite soldiers raid a safe-house where Mirage is staying and she is abducted. Because of her metahuman abilities, she is inducted into their ranks rather than killed. She endures a brutal brainwashing process that turns her into a loyal, obedient soldier. During a training exercise, she is instructed to kill a close friend in combat.
On July 18th, 1999, Mirage is ordered to use her talents to infiltrate another underground resistance cell. She masquerades as an old woman named Jessie and finds a colony of free citizens living beneath the streets of Manhattan. One of the members of this colony is the red-winged Metahuman Carrie Levine. Seeing the plight of these people, and their dedication to freedom, breaks through Mirage's mental programming. She decides to betray her Force Elite masters and helps the underground dwellers evade execution.
Appearing in "Childhood's End"
- Numb-Dust (Flashback only)
Synopsis for "Childhood's End"
This story is reprinted from Team Titans #1: Killowat.
Lord Chaos appears at S.T.A.R. Labs and abducts the pregnant Donna Troy. Both the New Titans and the Team Titans are present and are taken completely by surprise by Chaos' actions. Although the teams had been fighting one another, they both try to stop Lord Chaos. The villain evades their attacks however and escapes with Donna. In their frustration, the teams resume their attacks against each other. Mirage takes Nightwing aside and tries to explain to him why they were trying to kill Donna Troy. She knows that her child is destined to inherit the powers of the gods and age himself to adulthood whereupon he will become a conqueror and subjugate the entire world in the near future. Nightwing chooses to give Mirage the benefit of the doubt and he convinces the Titans and the Teamers to cease fighting.
As cooler heads prevail, the teams relocate to one of Steve Dayton's numerous Manhattan penthouses. Mirage tells the others what she already told Nightwing. She explains how Lord Chaos will subjugate humanity through an artificial drug called Numb-Dust. However, the Numb-Dust had unexpected side effects, giving rise to a new generation of Metahumans. As more and more people began to develop superhuman abilities, they came to realize that they now had enough power to fight against Chaos's armies. One soldier in particular, inspired many others and led a ragtag resistance against Lord Chaos' regime.
Elsewhere, Lord Chaos brings Donna Troy to a realm outside of time and space. He watches as Donna gives birth to her child. Chaos takes his own infant self into his arms and decides that he no longer needs Donna Troy alive.
- This issue is Chapter Three of the "Total Chaos" saga.
- There are five alternate editions of Team Titans #1, each issue includes one common story, and one unique story spotlighting a specific team member.
- Storyline continues in Deathstroke the Terminator #15.
- First canonical appearance of Robert Long, the future Lord Chaos, in this era.
- Discuss Team Titans Vol 1 1: Mirage on the forums
- Cover gallery for the Team Titans series
- Images from Team Titans Vol 1 1: Mirage
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This comic issue is a part of the "Total Chaos" crossover event that ran through alternating issues of New Titans, Team Titans and Deathstroke the Terminator in 1992. This template will automatically categorize articles that include it into the "Total Chaos" category.