Young Justice: Outsiders - Nightwing's New Team Is An Attack of the Clones

WARNING: The following article contains spoilers for "Private Security," Episode 4 of Young Justice: Outsiders, streaming now on DC Universe.

Season 2 of Young Justice ended with Nightwing (Dick Grayson) stepping away from the Team following the death of his best friend, Kid Flash (Wally West). It sounded like Dick just needed a break from being a superhero, but Young Justice: Outsiders revealed he's back at work hunting down leads on the growing threat of metahuman trafficking.

Nightwing formed a covert ops team of Superboy, Artemis and Black Lightning to investigate a lead in the nation of Markovia, resulting in Prince Brion, Halo and Dr. Helga Jace coming back to the United States with them. Even though the operation was Nightwing's doing, he has neglected his responsibilities to the three strays, leaving them in the care of his teammates while he continues searching for more metahuman trafficking rings.

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With a lead popping up in Star City, Nightwing decides to recruit a new temporary team to help him take it down, turning to three familiar faces for help. The only problem is all three individuals share the exact same face.

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The three people Nightwing turns to are Arsenal (Roy Harper), the former Guardian (Jim Harper) and Red Arrow (Will Harper, also formerly Roy Harper). You'll notice all three gentlemen share the same last name. The reason for this is because Jim and Will are clones of Roy Harper, yet Roy is physically the youngest of the three.

Before you get too confused, allow us to explain what happened in Seasons 1 and Season 2 of Young Justice. We learned the original Roy Harper was kidnapped by The Light and stored in a Cadmus facility, where they cloned him to create Jim and Will. Jim would go on to work for Cadmus as Guardian, with Will working as a spy for The Light in the superhero community as Speedy/Red Arrow.

Once Red Arrow discovered these revelations in the Season 1 finale, he worked tirelessly to track down the original Roy Harper, finally succeeding in Season 2. Roy had a tough time adjusting to the truth of being frozen and cloned (along with losing an arm), but soon moved on with the help of Green Arrow, Jim and Red Arrow.

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Young Justice: Outsiders revealed Will has seemingly retired from the superhero business to run Bowhunter Security, which is where Nightwing comes with Roy and Jim to recruit Will to find the missing metahuman kids in Star City. Will agrees on one condition -- all three have to volunteer for Bowhunter Security during the day, and he'll suit up as Red Arrow at night.

Guarding three truckloads of Goode VR Goggles in broad daylight should be a simple enough task, until the criminal Brick tries to steal them. Of course, the heroes are able to stop them, but a conversation between Nightwing and Red Arrow delivered our first mention of Wally West in Outsiders. When Nightwing mistakenly calls Red Arrow Wally (because of their red hair), Red Arrow confronts Nightwing on abandoning his responsibilities to Brion and Halo. Nightwing claims he isn't looking to work in a team environment, yet he's formed two separate teams in the last few days.

In the end, Nightwing admits Red Arrow is right, and promises to do right by Brion and Halo. Though iti was only short-lived, Nightwing and The Harper Clones succeeded in stopping a goggle theft, rescuing metahuman kids and knocking some sense into Nightwing.

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Young Justice: Outsiders is now available to stream on DC Universe, with three new episodes debuting every Friday.

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