However, Megamind believed that Hal was ready, and gave him a red-and-white suit and the name 'Titan', which Hal misinterpreted as 'Tighten'.The first thing 'Tighten' did was kidnap Roxanne under the pretense of 'rescuing' her, dropping her several times only to catch her again.Seeing this on TV, Megamind decided to take responsibility for his actions and arrived in usual flamboyant style.He enacted a plan into freeing Roxanne and trying to stop Tighten.When Hal Stewart was cameraman of news reporter Roxanne Ritchi, he clearly had a crush on her, but his attempts at flirting with Roxanne only made her very uncomfortable.While Roxanne was snooping around the headquarters of the supervillain known as Megamind, Hal accidentally got hit by Megamind's serum, which gave him the powers of the seemingly deceased superhero Metro Man.In the end after Hal's defeat, Megamind got his Brainbots to repair all the damage he and Hal had done to Metro City, and he was praised as the new hero by everyone (including a disguised Metro Man).
Megamind attempted to train Hal into a hero, but unknown to Megamind, Hal was not as noble or just as Metro Man.
However, this failed, forcing Megamind to escape and leaving to find out that Metro Man was actually alive, having faked his death to retire being a superhero and focus on a career in music, as he felt tired battling Megamind and that he never had a choice of what he wanted to be in life.
The towns people initially congratulated Tighten for freeing them from Megamind, but Tighten responded that he was actually taking over as the new villain by saying "I wouldn't say 'free', more like...under new management!
Tighten took Metro Man and Megamind's DNA to become Blue Tighten.
Megamind took care of Blue Tighten with his patented spray.