4 years ago - 9-year-old Luke's powers manifest. He has to start practicing with his dad, Eel O'Brian.
The 1996 miniseries Kingdom Come is a great piece of comic artwork. It tells a story about a future version of the DC universe, and it's wildly entertaining. Unfortunately, it exerts a lot more influence on the development of the DC universe at large than it should. A lot of the ideas and designs are fine for the reality of that story, but they don't really work in regular continuity, and too much effort is spent trying to square-peg those designs into actual modern comics.
In the Post-Infinite Crisis miniseries 52, there was a story arc that suddenly introduced dozens of new Teen Titans members with almost no setup. One of them was the Kingdom Come version of Plastic Man's son, Offspring, and HE actually seemed to work pretty well. He never really had a firm backstory, but the idea of Plastic Man having a son who goes on to be a hero himself is a pretty solid notion. While he's sometimes depicted as having an estranged relationship with his father, we much prefer the idea of him having a GREAT relationship, because you never see that, and it would be fun.
When we were looking to design a future Teen Titans team for Damian Wayne, Luke seemed to be a cool addition. He'd have a lot of the same energy that Beast Boy brings to the classic Titans. One thing that would have to change is his costume, which is pretty awful. We have this notion that he'd have a certain Elvis vibe. Someone should take a pass at that.