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- I have dreams of an army from the heavens. When I saw you, I knew their name. For the first, time i knew their name! They call, in their dreams they call-- --the Reach is coming! The Reach is coming! And they bring Doomsday!
The Reach are an alien race of conquerors, traveling the universe and conquering planets. Eventually, their conquest brought them into a protracted conflict with the Green Lantern Corps. The conflict came to an end in which the Guardians of the Universe made an accord with the Reach that prohibit the Reach from further planetary conquest. However, the Reach bypass this accord by resorting to deniable methods of conquest. By which the Reach created a series of biological weapons called Scarabs, which would be deployed to planets and using the data received to take them over. One of these Scarabs was sent to Earth in ancient Egypt, where it was eventually found by Daniel Garrett and passed on to Jaime Reyes, the current Blue Beetle of Earth.
The Reach tried to gain the favor of Sinestro by combining one of his yellow rings with one of their own scarabs in Peacemaker to create the Infiltrator, but the creation was dismantled by Blue Beetle and a Green Lantern. Another ploy that was recently uncovered by Jaime involved a large number of volcanic cities called World-Ripper Stations. These Stations were located in N-Space, a kind of negative space that runs parallel to New Earth.
Jaime Reyes and Guy Gardner caught the Reach putting something into the Antarctic. The ice eventually melted, then a villain named Typhoon discreetly mixed the substance into the air and water while pretending to simply destroy things. The plan was for this substance to infect the people of New Earth for a hundred years, building up in everyone's systems, making them more agreeable. Then, the stations and the substance were to be pulled into New Earth's reality. The inhabitants of the stations where supposed to attack New Earth, damaging it severely, before the Reach showed up and offered to take everyone as slaves on their planets to save humanity from their dying one. And because of the substance, humanity would have accepted. Blue Beetle destroyed the stations.
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The scarabs of the victims can be overridden by the victims themselves
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This character, team or organization, is or was primarily an enemy of the Blue Beetle Legacy in any of its incarnations. Including Dan Garrett, Ted Kord and Jaime Reyes as well as any alternate universe equivalents.