-->''"You sound more like a {{fanboy}} than a nemesis."''
---> '''Aqualad'''

With the Titans scattered all over the world, [[CityOfAdventure Jump City]] is left without heroes. At the request of the main team, [[WestCoastTeam Titans East]] goes to the city and encounters ControlFreak seeking the "real" Titans. Disappointed with what he considers to be the poor man's substitute, he sets up a series of tests for them.


* BadassCrew: Titans East eventually cement themselves as this in Jump City and [[LoonyFan Control Freak's]] eyes.
* CoolSword: Remember [[TeenTitansS4E1Episode297494 Episode 297-494]], with its parody of StarWars and a LaserSword with parallel blades? Control Freak either created or brought to the real world a Darth-Maul DoubleWeapon version of it. Sadly, he doesn't use it in combat.
* CuttingTheKnot: How Titans East beats most of Control Freak's challenges. Can't shoot a rocket out of the sky with your arrows? [[spoiler:Hijack one of the rockets themselves.]] Giant shark keeping you from reaching a main valve you need to plug up? [[spoiler:Stick the shark in the valve instead.]] Can't stop a train before a bomb goes off? [[spoiler:Short-circuit the trigger of the bomb.]]
* DudeWheresMyRespect: Both the heroes and villains get this, ironically enough. Control Freak is upset that he was rated as less of a threat than Puppet King, and Titans East keeps getting mistaken for the original five.
* EmbarrassingNickname: Speedy is "Robin," Aqualad is "unitard guy".
* FluffyTheTerrible: Control Freak's [[ThreateningShark mechanical shark]] that he sends after Aqualad is named "Glen," after one of the show's producers Glen Murakami.
* LeaningOnTheFourthWall: After reading the list of threats to the Titans, Control Freak gets irked that he's rated below Puppet King. He puts it best:
--> "He was a one-time villain! I'm a recurring character!"
* ImprovisedWeapon - Speedy's arrows are taken away for his challenge, so he ends up [[CatapultToGlory using himself]] [[AbnormalAmmo as an arrow]], and the bridge cables (plus tow truck to provide tension) as an improvised bow.
* LowerDeckEpisode: This episode has most of the Titans absent, with the focus on the Honorary Titans.
* NiceJobFixingItVillain: If Control Freak hadn't set the challenges for Titans East, they wouldn't have earned any respect. Not that he minds, actually.
* OpinionFlipflop: As soon Titans East actually begin winning their challenges, the Internet trolls change their tunes.
* TakeThatAudience - Two of them, actually. The first one is when Control Freak is speaking to his online friends; the bizarre theories of the people Control Freak chats with ("Starfire and BB forever!") were apparently taken from actual forum posts. The second one is a more general take that to the audience; the episode was directed at people who were highly critical of Speedy, Aqualad, Bumblebee, and Mas y Menos. We learn from this episode that no, Speedy is ''not'' useless if he doesn't have any arrows, Aqualad ''is'' physically strong even if he's at an aquatic disadvantage, Bumblebee's powers ''are'' awesome even when she's not in combat, and Mas y Menos ''can'' come up with a way to overcome their "have to be touching" disadvantage.
* [[TheKnightsWhoSaySquee Villains Who Say Squee]]: Control Freak gushes at Titans East for defeating his challenges. Of course, they take the opportunity to capture him, though he's a GracefulLoser about it.