- "Villains." What nonsense! As if an empty label can encompass who and what we are!
Synopsis for "Midtown in the Garden of Good & Evil"
Red Robin tries to contain a mind-controller Wonder Girl and in the fight the two fall into Central Park Zoo. Brain orders Mallah to go retrieve them, but he has problems in doing so as he's afraid of zoos. Tim, hiding from Cassie, communicates to Bunker and Beast Boy to give him assistance, while he tells Raven and Power Girl to go and retrieve Metatroll93, the hacker and satire artist Brain controlled as revenge after being teased. Of course, the leader of the Titans also informs them that they are facing Brain and Monsieur Mallah, giving them all the files he keeps on those two.
Raven and Power Girl succeed in freeing the hacker from mind control, causing Brain to flee. After talking with Power Girl, the guy understand that he was wrong in attacking the image of the Titans and that also making satire out of villains could be dangerous. He agrees to help them restore their public image. Meanwhile, Bunker and Beast Boy were able to free Cassie from the mind-control device, but Brain isn't finished: he wants to perform an experiment, and he triggers his devices on several of the captive animals of the zoo: he wants to see if the Titans are able to contrast them without hurting them, proving that there are no concepts of hero or villain, but only of weak and strong.
The Titans though succeed in freeing everyone from the device without hurting no one, and Mallah acknowledges that the Titans bring the best out of each other, the opposite of what him and Brain do with themselves. Tim orders Raven then to transport Mallah and Brain to Azarath, her home dimension. After doing that, Red Robin is missing: the other Titans lost the fact that he was taken and imprisoned by none other than Amanda Waller, who wants to recruit the Titans for her Task Force X initiative.
Appearing in "Midtown in the Garden of Good & Evil"
- Bane (On a TV or computer screen)
- Catwoman (On a TV or computer screen)
- The Joker (On a TV or computer screen)
- Poison Ivy (On a TV or computer screen)
- The Riddler (On a TV or computer screen)
- Sinestro (On a TV or computer screen)
- Two-Face (On a TV or computer screen)
- Azarath (Mentioned only)
- New York
- Cortical Grapnel
The title of this story is similar to John Berendt's Pulitzer-nominated book Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil.