"Redwing": 1985 (Alternate Timeline)
- They want to know what happens to anyone who dares to threaten me. I intend to show them.
Appearing in "Redwing"
- Mike Carlin
- Karen Levine (Only appearance; dies)
- Paul Levine (Only appearance; dies)
- Paulie (Only appearance; dies)
Synopsis for "Redwing"
1985 (Alternate Timeline)
Paul Levine and his fiancée Karen work at S.T.A.R. Labs where they are developing a satellite relay station that can track those that carry the Metagene. There is an accident in the lab and a nuclear breach nearly kills Paul Levine. Fortunately, his radiation suit protects him from severe harm. Feeling as if life is to short to wait any longer, Paul asks Karen to marry him.
Paul and Karen are now married and expecting their first child. They continue working for S.T.A.R. Labs and have nearly completed their metagene tracking technology. Karen suddenly goes into labor and gives birth to twins, Jonathan and Carrie.
Paul and Karen watch a news broadcast which confirms that the Senate has approved legislation enabling the government to be able to track Metahumans at will. Carrie and Jonathan are now adolescents, both of whom have developed metahuman abilities. Jonathan can interface with any computer system, and Carrie has a pair of bright, red wings on her back.
The dictator Lord Chaos has taken over the country and initiated a massive metahuman hunt. He takes a personal interest in Paul Levine's work at S.T.A.R. Labs and has a chance encounter with young Carrie. Paul knows that Lord Chaos might attempt to take his children away from him. The Levines decide to go into hiding.
Lord Chaos has consolidated his rule over the country. Under his leadership, those beneath him have perfected Paul Levine's work and launch a rocket into space to deploy the Metagene tracking satellite. Chaos, already suspicious of Paul's family, orders his men to use the satellite to confirm whether the Levine children are metahumans or not. Upon confirmation, he sends his Force Elite squadron to their safe house in Tennessee to sanction them.
The Force Elite raid the Levines' cabin and kill Paul and Karen. Jonathan Levine is taken into custody. Carrie fortunately, was out flying at the time, and was able to evade capture. Upon finding her home in ruins and her parents dead, she takes it upon herself to find her brother.
Carrie flies to New York City where she finds a group of refugees hiding in the subway tunnels. A Force Elite squadron raids the tunnels, but one of their agents, a spy known as Mirage, betrays the Force Elite and helps Carrie to escape.
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.
- No trivia.
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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.