DC Universe's 'Titans' Season 3 may introduce the Titans East as Cadmus-sponsored rivals to the main team
There have been many versions of the Titans East team in the comics, usually enemies of the Teen Titans. They may be introduced in Season 3 as a corporate-sponsored team of heroes who will serve as rivals to the main team based on Cadmus' actions in 'Titans' Season 2 Episode 12
'Titans' Season 2 is gearing up for its finale and all the various plotlines of the season are slowly coming together. With the season approaching its end, we're also starting to get some idea about how the next one might go and it could involve the introduction of a group of classic Teen Titans villains.
There have been many versions of the Titans East team in the comics, usually enemies of the Teen Titans. They may be introduced in Season 3 as a corporate-sponsored team of heroes who will serve as rivals to the main team.
They may even prove to be real heroes who have been made unwilling pawns in Lex Luthor's plans for the Titans.
In 'Titans' Season 2 Episode 12 'Faux-Hawk', we found out that Lex Luthor's lieutenant and acting head of Cadmus Laboratories Mercy Graves (Natalie Gumede) is using a brainwashed Garfield Logan / Beast Boy (Ryan Potter) to commit mass murder.
The attack, or "test" as she calls it in the episode, was clearly meant to catch the attention of the other Titans and bring them all to San Francisco for the next phase of whatever twisted plan Graves has in mind.
Cadmus also has control over Conner Kent (Joshua Orpin) and they may be working towards causing a very public, stage-managed fight between Conner and Beast Boy.
Graves is already putting the word out that Beast Boy is a rogue vigilante and coupled with the criminal activities of a certain Hawk impostor in the same episode, the Titans' credibility has taken a major hit.
All the pieces are now in place and Cadmus seems to be positioned perfectly to introduce their own team of superheroes to rival the Titans and take their place.
Something quite similar happened in the DC Universe animated series 'Young Justice: Outsiders' where Luthor set up a rival team and tried to discredit the real heroes.
Lex is expected to play a major role in 'Titans' Season 3 so it wouldn't be too much of a stretch for him to create a new Titans East team and try to do the same thing as his 'Young Justice' counterpart on the show, with a few slight changes here and there, of course.
'Titans' Season 2 Episode 13 'Nightwing' will arrive on the DC Universe on November 29.