WARNING: The following article contains spoilers for "First Impression," Episode 17 of Young Justice: Outsiders, streaming now on DC Universe.
Young Justice already includes a large number of DC characters, and that's not even counting the likes of the Justice League and The Reach. The main cast of Season 1 has grown up to become the elder statesmen of The Team, with Season 3 introducing an animated version of the Outsiders from the comics.
Right now there are at least four factions of DC heroes operating on Young Justice, between The Team, Outsiders, Batman Inc. and the Justice League. However, if you thought that wasn't enough, the latest episode of the DC Universe series just debuted another team.
Once Beast Boy learned the connection between the Goode VR Goggles and Goode World Studios founder Gretchen Goode, he became determined to bring her down for her crimes. Of course, Gretchen Goode is the civilian identity for Granny Goodness, a loyal servant for Darkseid on Apokolips.
Goode has also begun to slowly torment Beast Boy by demanding unnecessary takes on his hit TV show. But instead of complaining, Beast Boy goes on the offensive by coming up with a game plan to beat Granny Goodness and The Reach, and it involves the Justice League's covert-operations team coming out of the shadows.
Beast Boy makes his case to Aquaman for a public-facing team to inspire the world,. Of course, Beast Boy has lived the life of a celebrity most of his life, with him and his mother both actors. Although Aquaman is hesitant to place more heroes at risk, Kid Flash, Wonder Girl, Blue Beetle, Static and Geo-Force step forward to join Beast Boy.
There are even a few funny moments, as Wonder Girl jokes she couldn't let allow it to be an all-boys show, while Static says he's adding some color to the team, which earns an objection from Blue Beetle, who's Hispanic.
Aquaman names Beast Boy the leader of the public squad; their new headquarters will be the Premiere Building, aka the Hub, in Hollywood. Because the heroes are teenagers, Dr. Helga Jace volunteers to live in the Hub as a den mother.
Their first mission turns out to be a success, with a local girl streaming their battle against a Reach ship on social media. Once the threat is neutralized, Beast Boy introduces his team to the world, along with the hashtag, #WeAreAllOutsiders.
It's not until the end of the episode that we discover the public team's battle was orchestrated by the secret group of Justice League and Young Justice members. Batman, Robin, Nightwing, Oracle, Wonder Woman, Aquaman and Miss Martian may be pulling strings from the shadows, but it's only a matter of time before their secrets come to light.
New episodes of Young Justice: Outsiders premiere Tuesdays throughout the summer on DC Universe.