Appearing in "In The Lair of Madmen"

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  • A.R.E.S. Helicarrier

Synopsis for "In The Lair of Madmen"

At A.R.E.S.' secret headquarters, Tessler is showing his associates the extent of Deathstorm's abilities during a training session to his associates, who believed that Gant seemed too uncontrollable.

Meanwhile, at Bellevue Hospital, Spider-Man visits Detective Snider in his sickbed. Solo, who, even himself, did not know why, teleports into Snider's room and informs him that he vowed to avenge him. Spider-Man, who is behind Solo, protests the idea of him killing, which the teleporting gunman responds by holding the web-slinger at gunpoint. Spider-Man questions what kind of hero Solo was, while the latter tells the former not to get so "high and mighty." As Solo and Spider-Man are about to begin fighting, they both flee the room when they hear a nurse approaching.

In the A.R.E.S. Helicarrier over New York City, they are five minutes away from the Delvadian embassy. Deathstorm expresses his enthusiasm to kill, while Tessler reminds him that they are only there to persuade Ambassador Ortega to vote down to current U.N. in order to help their employer's chances of taking over Delvadia. Deathstorm, Rowena, and the other terrorists teleport away and into the embassy, while Tessler and his Delvadian associates watch the mission from the bridge. The A.R.E.S. agents raid the embassy for the ambassador.

Meanwhile, at Solo's Sanctum, he teleports inside and begins to arm himself for his confrontation against Deathstorm. Outside of the Delvadian Embassy, Spider-Man is above several SWAT trucks and lands on one of them. Inside the embassy, A.R.E.S. is attempting to coerce Ambassador Ortega into changing his vote. However, even after being tortured, the ambassador still refuses to change his vote. In response, Deathstorm grabs Ortega's son and threatens him. However, Rowena intervenes and stops Deathstorm, who warns her that she will regret that later. In the basement of the embassy, Scorch is planting a bomb when Solo intervenes and attacks him. Scorch defeats Solo after a brief fight only to be attacked and defeated by Spider-Man after running away. Back on the ground floor, Rowena instructs Ortega's son to hide in a room until it ends. After closing the door on him, she suspects that somebody may be nearby. Unbeknownst to her, it is actually Solo. In the hall of the embassy, Deathstorm is still torturing the ambassador, who will still not give in, resulting in him being killed. Afterwards, Deathstorm orders the men to kill the rest of the hostages and leave. Suddenly, Solo and Spider-Man both appear and attack the terrorists. As Solo attempts to kill Deathstorm, the latter attempts to snap Rowena's neck, causing the vigilante to hesitate, giving the terrorists time to teleport away. Afterwards, Spider-Man and Solo engage in a brief fight before the latter teleports away. Afterwards, Spider-Man declares that Solo is going "down for the count."

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