- One cannot damage history, because history cannot be changed. I went back in time to steal this because history says it disappeared. And history says it disappeared because I went back to steal it. Past, present, future. It's all written in stone, my dear. And nothing you do can ever change it.
Warp is a villain and an enemy of the Teen Titans, Starfire in particular.
Warp is a time-traveling villain from a hundred years in the future bent on stealing artifacts which are considered priceless in his time. In "How Long is Forever?", he came into conflict with the Titans when he tried to get his hands on a priceless clock, claiming that he had to be the one who steals it because 'it is foretold in history'. Since he had studied the Titans' history and abilities, he was well prepared against them, fending off their attacks with ease. But as he opened a time portal with his vortex regulator and tried to escape back into his own time with the clock, Starfire impulsively followed him and ripped the vortex regulator off his armor, stranding them both 20 years in the future and aging Warp by a likewise amount.
Starfire, in the meantime, found herself in a severely decrepit Jump City and her friends disbanded and in desolation after her disappearance. During her efforts to find Robin, she encountered Warp again, who took the vortex regulator from her, but was prevented from finishing her off by Nightwing, Robin's future incarnation. Nightwing took her to his base, where he used an Titans Communicator he had kept to call the other Titans. The other Titans received his signal and they all rushed to the museum where it had all begun, just in time to see Warp reattaching the vortex regulator onto his suit. The Titans attacked Warp, preventing him from using his regulator to escape. They were prepared for Warp's advanced weapons this time, and a well-placed birdarang from Nightwing damaged the vortex regulator even further, invoking a surge of time energy which regressed Warp's age to that of an infant. Cyborg used the regulator to create a new time portal, returning Starfire and Warp's stolen clock back into the past and thus restoring the timeline.
Warp returned, inexplicably and fully restored to adulthood, as a recruit in the ranks of the Brotherhood of Evil. When the Brotherhood executed its plan to bring down young superheroes all around the world, Warp joined See-More in bringing down Herald, but both were defeated. Later, in the final battle against the assembled Titans, he was defeated yet again by Thunder. His whereabouts are unknown.
Powers and abilities
- Genius intellect: Warp has shown that he has a larger intellect compared to people from the Titans' present or the Titans' future. However, despite his genius intellect, Warp has a rather naive understanding of time, stating that all of it (past, present and future) is written in stone and cannot be changed.
- Technologically-advanced suit: Warp possess a technologically-advanced suit that enables him to travel through time and has numerous technology from the future, as seen below.
- Time travel: Warp has the ability to travel back and forward in time, as seen when he traveled 100 years into the past to steal the Clock of Eternity, and when he traveled back 80 years from his present accidentally.
- Starbolt-resistant armor: Warp's armor was seen to deflect Starfire's starbolts.
- Built-in self-defense mechanism: Warp's armor is seen to have a built-in self-defense mechanism, as seen when he fought Nightwing 20 years into the Titans' present.
- Future technology: Warp is seen to possess large amounts of technology from the far future, all housed within his technologically advanced suit.
- Force-field generator
- Shoulder-mounted laser blasters
- Forehead mounted laser blaster
- Hour-glass shaped forearm mounted stasis/shocker units
- Air-freeze units
- Power drainer
- Computer-controlled explosive disc
- "Cyborg the Barbarian" (Cameo)
New Teen Titans shorts
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- A probable explanation for Warp's sudden re-aging is: when Starfire returned to the present with the stolen clock, she altered the timeline, making it so that him coming back, stealing it, and the eventual conflict and the suit being damaged, never happened.
- In the comics, Warp (Emil LaSalle) was, at one point, a core member of the Brotherhood of Evil and its successor, the Society of Sin.
- Despite his genius intellect, Warp has a rather naïve understanding of time, stating that all of it (past, present and future) is written in stone and cannot be changed.