Superboy wrestles with his identity after his knowledge about his human DNA's original source's identity, Lex Luthor. After spending an all-nighter reading about genetics, Superboy's laptop opens up a soundfile from Luthor including a trigger word which causes him to shave his head and cut a "L" in his shirt. Superboy goes berserk, attacking the Titans with full force. After breaking Tim's arm and redirecting Cassie's lightning, he flies off to an unknown place.
Meanwhile, at the Brooklyn headquarters of the Outsiders, they get a distress transmission from the Titans, but when they're just about to move out to help, Indigo freaks out and turns into Braniac 8.