Years have passed, and Chvayres is more uneasy with Apocalypses training of Stryfe. Simultaneously, Jean trains Nathan to disguise his metallic parts, but he is tired of hiding what he is. At night he sneaks after his parents and discovers they belong to Clan Rebellion, a terrorist group opposing Apocalypse. He follows as they break into a lab, where they accidentally find research data on the Legacy Virus. The intruders are discovered by Chvayre and Stryfe, and a fight starts. Mentally guided by Mother Askani, Nathan defeats Stryfe, and they escape. Chvayre finally understands the strength of compassion and knows he will have to prevent Apocalypse from using Stryfe as a host body.