Under the influence of the Controller, Stark Unlimited's chief of security Bethany Cabe created a special interface modeled after Machine Man's original face, which acted as a skeleton key and granted its user unlimited cloaked access to eScape's systems. She handed it over to Machine Man since he was displeased with the concept of the eScape, so that he could enter its systems and damage it, additionally turning him into a scapegoat for the Controller's data theft.
A few months afterwards, the eScape went live on the market. The excitement surrounding it resulted in people camping out and making blocks-long queues waiting for stores to restock the device. In online auctions, eScape interfaces went for twelve times the retail price, making them more valuable than gold or platinum. However, the Controlled had hidden his Control Disk technology in the design of all of the interface masks, allowing him to enthrall its users worldwide and leech energy off them, and making it near-fatal to strip the mask off them. Baintronics additionally made use of the factory to produce and ship bootleg interfaces.
Even though Stark managed to get all the eScapers off the system before the villain revealed himself, the Controller facilitated access to hostile users who had been previoulsy banned. The Controller additionally allied himself with Baintronics, making use of one of their manufacturing and fulfillment center to supply logged-in users all over the world with real-life weapons to unwittingly wreck havoc on their surroundings.
While Iron Man went after the Controller, Jocasta enlisted Machine Man's help and had him use his skeleton key to access the eScape and help solve the crisis. Stark Unlimited chief roboticist Andy Bhang eventually managed to develop a blocking signal and encoded it into a sound file that was broadcast all over the world, safely shutting off the eScape interfances.
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