- I've dedicated myself to helping people, helping the world--
- -- Hyperion
Appearing in "Powers and Principalities"
Synopsis for "Powers and Principalities"
Hyperion comes to the rescue of a building on fire which he saves everyone inside the inferno. The entire rescue is caught on live television and is watch by the handlers of Project Hyperion. Special Agent Bryce of the NSA, who is newly assigned to the Project, is agitated in seeing Hyperion's powers being use for heroics rather than being originally use to further the United States' agenda, and bringing his argument to General Casey. The General tries reasons with Bryce that ever since Hyperion had been made public they couldn't have him being sent on covert operations that could raise obvious suspicions tying to Hyperion. But instead they are using Hyperion as a front for the public eye while another operative, Joesph Ledger, have been secretly filling Hyperion's original operations. But Bryce is still not content of Hyperion's abilities being wasted on heroics which is why the NSA have gain the rights in overseeing the Project after allowing military intelligence to bringing Hyperion to the public. Meanwhile Hyperion is approached by a stranger who thanks him for what he is doing and slips him a piece of paper containing coordinates to "what [he is] looking for."
Somewhere in the ocean, the baby who was disowned into the seas had survive and grows up as a feral child. She comes across a female diver who panics when confronted with her inhuman appearance. The diver's air hose breaks, causing her to suffocate in front of the fish-like woman. She then takes the diver to the surface, returning her to a nearby boat where the diver's husband is waiting. He also panics, assuming she had killed his wife, and attacks her with a spear gun. She retaliates, killing him.
Meanwhile, Hyperion turns up at a park in China as he had followed the coordinates on the piece of paper where he meets a Chinese government official playing chess by himself. The man enigmatically tells Hyperion that there is someone who is like him (Joseph) and is involved in unexplained political situations, and questioning him if he is a pawn to his handlers. Hyperion soon returns to the States where he is chastise by Agent Bryce for being in China without his knowledge and the foreign implications resulted from this. But Bryce shuts up his rant when Hyperion calmly ask him of what he could do to stop him from doing what he does. Bryce then unnervingly left, allowing Hyperion to find the other superman after listening to a radio political talk show in finding him where he would be. He traces him to Africa and chases after him at supersonic speed before being blasted to the ground, which he is then confronted by Joe Ledger who warns him that it is a mistake for finding him.
Jump on board one of the biggest hits of the year as it starts a new, second major story arc! Another new super power rises out of the "depths" of obscurity -- Amphibian! Plus: witness the first (and possibly last!) climactic meeting of Hyperion and Doctor Spectrum!
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