Robin came to the t-ship with a disk in his hand. The disk contained footage of Neo Batman being unmasked to the world. Cyborg had actually reprogrammed the cameras from broadcasting Beast Boy's identity to world. Only the heroes knew; But all the titans were uneasy by the fact that Neo Batman and Beast Boy were the same person. In The Batwing, Neo Batman was already on his way to his Batcave in jump city, when a Transmission was coming in, from Robin. Neo Batman pushed a button to deny the message from coming in. Then Neo Batman noticed a large light pattern that was shaped like a bat, but there wasn't a machine shining it, so Neo Batman decided to investigate. He parks his vehicle, and finds Arella in the forest near the train station where Neo Batman and Raven had their mission with the kids Melvin,Timmy and teether.
"Welcome Neo Batman, I've been expecting you," Arella began as she waved her hands and the light of the bat vanished. "So Raven knows doesn't she? She's not taking it very well?," she added. Neo Batman then turned off his voice modifier and removed his mask. "There's a war coming and I have to fight. It was the Brain's plan all along to turn me and Raven against each other," Beast Boy said angrily.
"A war? What do you mean? What kind of war?" Arella asked with a raised eyebrow.
"Your daughter told me she's been having visions, that some kind of Civil War is supposed to happen, between me and her," Beast Boy said looking out on the horizon.
"I see, and what about your contingency protocol? Is it still happening?"
"I'm holding it off, but I've got a name for it...Knight fall."
Before BeastBoy could continue, Batman then emerged from the shadows and had his arms crossed facing Neo Batman and Arella. "Arella, how come you don't know about the Civil War? I spoke with Raven and she was afraid about this war happening."
"I don't know, but whatever is going to cause it, we cannot stop it because it will affect the time space continuum," she said turning to Beast Boy.
"I have to go to jump city, and see this battle through," Beast Boy said putting on his mask, But Batman stood in his tracks.
"Not so Fast, you're going to need more upgrades to go up against Raven. She's half demon after-all but I've got just the tools to go up against her," Batman suggested.
"Alright, but we need to go in Jump without the other heroes knowing. Considering that the other heroes are waiting for me, last thing I need is to fight my other friends."
Batman and Arella nodded in agreement and she then gave Beast Boy some ingredients and spell books for Beast Boy to read. These spells would enhance his Batsuit for the battle against Raven. Arella placed her hand on Beast Boys' shoulder and warned, "Remnants of Trigon have returned to my daughter's body little green one. Be careful, but do whatever it takes to keep the world safe."
"Okay, let's get to work," Batman said.
"Right." BeastBoy added.
Arella then used her magic to teleport, leaving Batman and Neo Batman alone in the field. Both heroes went to their vehicles, and deactivated their homing beacons if they were to be tracked by the other titans. Neo Batman ignited his engines, and flew to Jump City activating his camouflage to his jet. Batman soon followed Neo to the cave in Jump City to prepare for the battle. But unknown to them, Brother Blood the former headmaster at the HIVE, was in Jump City preparing a plan for the heroes to turn against each other. He wasn't alone, another man appeared in a different part of the city. He had pale white skin, green hair and a smile that would give any child nightmares. It was The Joker, Batman's polar opposite, and he also is planning on turning the heroes against each other, namely BeastBoy/Neo Batman and Raven. "Wait til they get a load of me," The joker said laughing maniacally.
Back at Titans Tower, Robin, Raven, Cyborg and Starfire were sitting at the table having Pizza but they didn't have any motivation to eat it because Raven warned Beast Boy to not come back to Titans tower. Starfire noticed a small grin on Raven's face because she felt relieved Beast Boy wasn't in the tower. She then slammed her plate on the table and got up to confront Raven. "You may be relieved that Beast Boy isn't here but he did not deserved to banished!" Starfire said angrily.
Raven's grin vanished and then she stood up from the table and retaliated, "Oh really? You expect me to believe that he wasn't like Terra, who betrayed us and used our emotions against us?!! He wouldn't take off his mask to us when he was in the tower, so why should we spare him for revealing his identity to the Brotherhood of Evil?!!"
Robin then stood up and told the girls to knock it off. "This isn't going anywhere you need to stop fighting now!!" Cyborg then got in the middle of the two female titans and pushed them away from each other. "Robin's right, I mean Beast Boy may have left the team on bad terms but still, we drove him away. Maybe we're the reason he became Neo Batman."
The girls then looked at Cyborg with confused brows. "What are you saying?" Raven asked
"I'm saying is that when Beast Boy was hit with those chemicals, he let out his true feelings, his pain and suffering," Cyborg added.
Starfire then gasped. "I remember Beast Boy saying to Raven, I just got sick of being pushed around. Oh my poor friend, I had no idea he was hiding all of that pain with the jokes."
"But Beast Boy becoming Neo Batman, what else could've driven him to take on such a dark persona.," Raven added.
Before Raven could continue, there was a news of a break in at a Wayne Enterprises building, and the titans saw a shadowy figure breaking into the building. "Titans Move!" Robin told his team to head to the building and confront the thief.
The shadowy figure entered the vault where there was a device shaped like a rocket used to create a super weapon. Before he could get his hands on it, Robin used a birdarang to stop him in his tracks. The figure saw the birdarang and then went to retreat when Starfire, Cyborg and Raven were blocking the exit. He dropped a smoke bomb and went through a vent as the titans were trying to clear the smoke from the smoke bomb. The titans then went to confront the thief on the roof. The thief emerged from the vent and was running to the ledge of the building. "Freeze!" Cyborg said with his arm cannon ready to fire. The thief then emerged as Neo Batman ready to fight.
"Neo Batman?!" Cyborg lowered his arm cannon, but Neo Batman fired a laser blast from his hand hitting Cyborg. Robin then attacked by trying to hit Neo Batman with his bo-staff, but Neo Batman blocked each blow from the staff with his gauntlets. Then Neo Batman grabbed the bo-staff and jabbed Robin in the stomach before landing another blow to his face with his own weapon. Starfire fired starbolts at Neo Batman but he dodged each one before throwing a freeze grenade at Starfire. She tried to protect her self but the grenade exploded trapping her arms and legs. Then as Neo Batman was about to fly away, Raven summoned a black aura around him and he was thrown into one of the letters of the Wayne enterprises logo.
Raven chanted, "Azarath metrion Zinthos!" firing black blasts from her hand but Neo Batman dodged them and moved quickly behind Raven. Before she could react, Neo Batman slashed his claws into her back, causing her to scream in pain. Raven then fell to her knees when Neo Batman went in for the kill. But a Batarang hit Neo Batman in the face causing him to lose his balance, and fall of the edge. When the other titans leaned over to see if Neo Batman was alright, they saw him flying away. Batman emerged and saw that Raven was in pain and he soon went over to her. He pulled out some medical supplies from his belt and began to tend to Raven.
"I should've known he would resort to crime. He may have gotten away but I'll get him next time!!" Raven said as she gritted her teeth.
"Raven..." Batman said quietly as he was bandaging the injured titan.
"Don't start with me Batman!! You made him, but I'm going to destroy him!!!"
"Raven, please you must calm down," Starfire pleaded. "We cannot let our emotions get the better of us, if he is indeed evil."
Batman got up after he bandaged Raven, and headed to the ledge where Neo Batman flew, and discovered a small piece of metal that had the same pattern as Cyborg.
"I'll meet you back at Titans tower," he said picking up the fragment. Cyborg helped Raven to her feet but was still feeling the pain from her wound. As the titans were on the way back to the tower, The real Neo Batman appeared from the shadows and landed behind Batman.
"So, another one huh?" Neo Batman started.
"Looks like it. This was from the Neo Batman the titans fought," Batman said giving Neo Batman the piece of metal. "I did some research on that Terra robot you encountered last year, it was made by the same technology of HARDAC ("Holographic Analytical Reciprocating Digital Android Computer). The duplicate also has the same type of technology that transformed your friend Victor Stone, into Cyborg".
"Huh...And Robin's name is Dick Grayson," Neo Batman said with a small grin.
"So if these duplicates are being made, there's only one other person who could have the same tech as Cyborg...Brother Blood. We need to find the source of the duplicates before we can take him down," Neo Batman said keeping the conversation on the duplicate problem.
"Wait, you might want to stay low, considering that you're a wanted criminal, you can't risk attracting too much attention. I'm headed to titans tower, to see if the others are alright. I'll contact you when it's safe," Batman warned.
Neo Batman sighed, "Fine." Then Batman summoned his Batmobile, and drove to Titans tower.
At titans tower, Robin was on the computer studying the titans fight with Neo Batman. Batman entered the main lobby and took off his mask, while the Cyborg and Starfire tended to Raven.
"Bruce, you didn't need to take off your mask," Robin noticed. "Actually, I do. Raven hasn't told you hasn't she, why she's been acting this way?" Robin sighed and got up from the chair and took off his mask. "I suppose maybe I should've let my other teammates see who I am. But Raven...I've never seen her like this, at least not since that Malchior incident. What's going on Bruce?"
Bruce then bowed his head and felt he couldn't hide it anymore. "Raven, has been having visions, of a Civil War, between her and Garfield."
Robin was shocked by what his old mentor had told him. "What? a Civil War?! Wait, when Neo Batman was unmasked, does that mean..."
"I'm not sure what's going to cause it, but..."
Before Batman could continue, the alarmed blared. Cyborg, Raven and Starfire entered the room. Both heroes put their masks on as Robin turned on the monitor. It was Neo Batman jumping from Rooftop to Rooftop. Batman sighed and thought to himself, "He's persistent I'll give him that. But which one is he?" Cyborg turned around and saw Raven was gone. "Guy's Raven's gone after him!!" Cyborg told the others in despair. The titans and Batman looked around and also saw Raven not in the tower. They soon left the tower to find Raven, and maybe try to prevent her from making a fatal mistake.
Back in the city, Neo Batman decided to investigate where the robot duplicates were coming from. He noticed a truck that was transporting concealed containers. Activating his detective vision, he saw that inside the containers were duplicates being shipped to a secret warehouse. Neo Batman, then pulled out what looked like a miniature Batwing, and a remote control from his belt. Using the control sticks he carefully navigated the drone to the truck. Then he pressed the fire button on the remote and the drone fired a small batracker underneath the truck. The driver was starting up the engine and Neo Batman then navigated the drone back to him. As he put his equipment away, a figure moved quickly past him.
"Who's there?" Neo Batman turned to attack. He was surveying the area around him and had a batarang ready. The figure then moved past Neo Batman again, causing him to turn around again.
Suddenly a wooden crate engulfed in a black aura was launched at him. He tried to dodge it but it came too fast and he was hit by the impact knocking him to the floor. Then the black aura surrounded him and flew him into the left and right wall. As he was hobbling, another black aura in the form of a blast hit him across the chest, sending on his back. Then the figure who attacked him emerged from the shadows, to reveal Raven. "Hello...Beast Boy," The dark titan said coldly. As Neo Batman was rubbing his forehead, he saw Raven with the four red eyes of Trigon, but it was only her anger not Trigon's influence.
"Raven?!!" Neo Batman replied in horror as Raven slowly approached him. "Oh you remember me, I'm touched, but it doesn't matter...It's time for our Civil War, to Begin!!" she said with a sinister grin across her face. Dark tentacles then emerged from her body as Neo Batman continued to look on in horror. "Let's go!" Raven hissed.
To Be continued...