Kris Hathaway is the girlfriend of Pete Stanchek, a psionic of extraordinary power and potential, whose level-head and intelligence helps her keep the Harbinger Renegades, a loose organization of renegades, focused on their goal to thwart Toyo Harada, the world's most powerful Harbinger, and his dream for a better world. While she lacks any powers, Kris is an important member of the resistance in its war against the Harbinger Foundation, a non-profit organization that provides an environment where people with special abilities and talents can achieve their full potential.
Caretaker of The FutureEdit
As the most popular girl in high school, Kris Hathaway drew the admiration of Pete Stanchek, who used his powers to make her become his girlfriend. Eventually, Pete realized he had made a mistake and freed Kris, who accused him of perpetuating an evil deed and sent him away. Shortly afterwards, when the Harbinger Foundation murdered Pete’s best friend, Joe Irons, Kris helped him escape and, together, they set out to save other kids like him from Toyo Harada.
On February 21st 1991, as Kris Hathaway and her friends made their way across the hallway to their next class, Pete Stanchek walked up to her and asked her to go out with him on Saturday. Amid giggles from her friends, Kris intended to reject Pete’s invitation, but then his eye gleamed and, after she slurred for a moment, she told him that she would love to go out with him. Much to her friend's wonderment, Kris then took Pete's hand in hers and they walked away together.
Two months later at Kris’ house, Kris seductively moved towards Pete on a coach and told him to stop thinking about the Harbinger Foundation and Toyo Harada and focus on her. As Pete slid his hand inside Kris’ blouse, he realized that his attitude was not the foundation’s fault and released her from his control. Though Pete apologized to her for using his powers to influence her, Kris angrily told him that what he had done was evil and that she never wanted to see him again.
Two weeks later, Pete called Kris and told her that he felt very confused and she was the only person he could talk with. Forgivingly, Kris urged Pete to relax and assured him that she would be at the Harbinger complex soon. As Kris made her way across a darken stretch of highway to Pittsburgh to help Pete escape, Eel and Weasel, two members of the Eggbreakers, a group of young Harbingers who acted as Toyo Harada’s enforcers, ambushed her, but Pete incapacitated them before they could hurt her and they ran away together as far away as they could.
Children of the Eighth DayEdit
On June 2nd 1991, as Kris Hathaway and Pete Stanchek drove down I-95 near the Washington national airport in the district of Columbia, Pete startled Kris when he levitated her car after he noticed that two men on a WJJQ News chopper were staring at them. While Pete confronted the reporters, Kris forgot that he kept her car afloat with his mind as she frantically tried not to loose control of it while it hovered over a dense forest. Moments later, after Pete forced the helicopter to land, while the reporters told him that a guy who claimed that he was with the FBI paid them to spot cars to catch drug dealers, Kris spotted Eel, Lump, and Weasel coming down the road.
While Weasel knocked Pete off his feet and pinned him down, Eel warned Kris to stay by her car or she would electrocute her. As Kris angrily asked Eel why she could not just leave them alone, she asked her how she could have a relationship with Pete and if he was forcing her to be with him. After Pete swatted Weasel him, Lump picked him up with one hand and almost tore his head off his shoulders, but then Pete, regrettably, yanked on his optic nerves and blinded him. Though Kris told her to back off, Eel warned Pete not to use his powers against her, but then he moved the car so she could not use it as a conductor and slammed Lump with it. After Kris punched Eel in the stomach and ran towards Pete, Eel released an electric bolt that ignited the gasoline from the car’s gas tank and set off an explosion. As a wave of heat slammed into Kris, Pete moved them real quick and they escaped, while the Eggbreakers suffered the blunt of the blast.
Hours later, Kris and Pete landed outside the Moonlight Motel in Richmond, and, though it scared them when he did what she called “his Jedi mind trick”, Pete forced the clerk to give them a room after he refused to due to their age so Kris would have a place to rest. While Kris griped about her ragged hair in the bathroom, Pete fell asleep on the bed.
The next morning, when Pete found an advertisement from the Harbinger Foundation like the one he answered while they had breakfast, Kris said that Eel, Lump, and Weasel were their age, and that if they had met them at a dance they might have liked them. Certain that the foundation convinced other kids like them that they were on a mission for goodness and right, Pete and Kris decided to intercept the letters people wrote to it to save them from falling for their indoctrination. That night, when Kris and Pete broke into the post office, Kris expressed her hesitation at committing a federal offense, but even though Pete told her that if she did not want to get involved she could leave, she promised that she would never desert him. After they found the foundation’s PO box and took the letters inside it, Pete and Kris fled just as the police arrived. At the hotel, Kris found a sincere letter from Faith Herbert and they decided to visit her.
The next day, when Kris knocked on Faith’s door, Faith’s mother, Martha Herbert invited them in and said that Faith would be delighted to see them. As Faith came downstairs, Pete asked her if they could speak in private and she reluctantly invited them to her room. When Faith asked her what they wanted, Kris showed her the letter, which mortified Faith, who thought they wanted her to beg them not to show it to everyone in school. As Faith lashed out, Pete rose off the floor, and told her that he wrote a letter like hers and that the foundation had killed his best friend and tried to kill him. When Faith thought that the foundation was a school for mutants, Pete warned her that if she could do what she claimed they would try to use her as well. Though Faith insisted that she could fly, when Pete looked into her mind he discovered that she was normal, so he told her that they just wanted to warn her about Harbinger and then he and Kris left.
As Kris and Pete could not stop giggling at Faith’s wild claims and pop culture-induced images of grandeur in her mind, Faith suddenly flew out of her window and started them. As Faith cheerily floated in midair and asked if she could help them since people like them had to stay together, Pete pondered that he had triggered something in her mind when he looked inside it. After Faith changed into a bright blue costume and packed a trunk with her stuff, she, Pete, and Kris flew to the Moonlight Motel, where the police were waiting for them.
That night, while Kris, Faith, and Pete hid in an abandoned van in Eberhardt's Auto Salvage, Faith asked Pete and Kris if they could huddle to keep warm, but Kris refused and told Pete that if he wanted to sleep with Faith they could have each other. When Faith accused Kris of being jealous because she was just an ordinary human and Kris called Faith a cow, Pete made them lay down beside him, but he then immediately released them from his control and apologized. While Kris recoiled, upset that Pete had controlled her again, and Faith complained that her head throbbed, Pete said that he did the kind of thing that Toyo Harada would have done. As Kris asked Pete if he was forcing her to be his lover and he said that he was not, she asked him if he knew that what he did was evil and warned him that if he ever did it again she would kill him. Determined, Kris told Pete and Faith that they were going to find more people like them and stick together as a team, and, someday, become an army and pay everyone they owe. After she openly declared war against Harada and everyone else who played God, Kris relented and allowed Faith to huddle besides them so they could go to sleep.
The next day at the abandoned Holmes-Standard Textile Mill, Pete returned from a raid of the foundation’s Atlanta office with a bag full of files and Charlene Dupre, a fiery Southern Belle he met there. While Kris disliked Charlene due to her overt sexuality, Faith eagerly asked her what she could do, and, at Pete’s behest, she set herself ablaze to demonstrate her control over fire. When Charlene charred her clothes, Faith found her something to wear in her trunk and Kris chastised Pete for not helping her stop.
The next day at the Holmes-Standard Textile Mill, Pete returned from a raid of the foundation’s Atlanta office with a bag full of files and Charlene Dupre, a fiery Southern Belle he met there. While Kris disliked Charlene due to her overt sexuality, Faith eagerly asked her what she could do, and, at Pete’s behest, she set herself ablaze to demonstrate her control over fire. When Charlene charred her clothes, Faith found her something to wear in her trunk while Kris chastised Pete for not helping her stop. Later, as they read the files Pete brought over, Kris found a folder with thousands of names marked investigated/negative, except for Charlene’s, which was marked Class A, when then Faith found the file of a guy named John Torkelson marked investigated/inconclusive -- Class D and suggested they go find him. While Pete said that it would be a waste of time because if he were special the foundation would have found out, Kris thought that they should check it out, and when Pete insisted that it might be a long shot or a trap, she walked out and accused him of only wanting to check out other girls. Relenting, Pete agreed that they should all go.
Hours later Pete and the others found John at his work in Sonny's Garage, and while at first he sent them away, when he heard that three of them were girls he turned his attention towards them. When Pete asked John if he wrote a letter to the Harbinger Foundation, he told him to leave before he beat him up, and while Pete dragged Kris and Faith away with him, Charlene stayed to flirt with John. As Pete rushed off, he told Kris and Faith that he looked inside John’s mind long enough to know that he was illiterate and someone else had written the letter to Harbinger about him, but then Kris told him that she figured that out just by looking at him and accused him of not looking in his mind. Just then, Charlene and John drove up to them in his mustang, and while the girls left with them, Pete stayed behind.
That night after dinner, as Kris sat next to a bonfire, John walked over to Kris and asked her if she missed Pete and she told him that she could tell that her macho attitude was a cover up to hide the shame he felt over his ignorance. Mockingly, John told Kris that she did not fool him either and he knew that she was not an ice queen, then he told her that he was going to sleep in the car and invited her to join him so maybe they could both learn something.
When Kris stood up to go after John, Charlene told her that he belonged to her and pulled her hair down. As Kris slapped her, Charlene lit her hands and accused her of going after John because Pete was making eyes at her. As Charlene attacked Kris, Pete pushed them apart and ended their fight. When Pete accused John of working for the foundation and he denied it, he forced himself into his mind to learn the truth and realized that he was wrong. Enraged, John lifted his car over his head and threatened to kill Pete, but Faith made him realize what he was doing and he set it down. Rueful, Pete apologized to John for acting like a kid and told him that the things he saw in his mind of what people did to him when he was kid were unspeakable.
Suddenly, as Pete jerked back and fell to his knees with his hands on his head, Li Yan, the Eggbreaker code–named Thumper, leapt out of a chopper and landed besides them. As Kris urged John to help them protect Pete and shielded him, Faith tried to shake off the Foundation Troopers as they repelled down, but she was too slow and they shot Kris in the back. After Faith rendered a Harbinger who suppressed Pete's abilities unconscious, Pete recovered his senses.
After Pete dispatched the troopers and destroyed the helicopter, Todd Bevins, a foundation executive, contacted him through a trooper’s radio and warned him that he had crossed the rubicon and declared war against the foundation. Before he ended the transmission, Todd urged Pet to realize that they had the power to destroy him, and told him that if he cared about his friends he would not drag them down with him. Troubled, Pete loomed over Kris and had no idea of what to do, while John wanted to take care of Kris and then rip the troopers’ throats out. While neither Charlene nor Faith wanted to stay behind, the latter said that being a hero was not as she thought it would.
The Root of All EvilEdit
On the early hours of June 6th 1991, Pete Stanchek, Faith Herbert, Charlene Dupré, and John Torkelson barged into the Saint James Hospital ER and demanded medical assistance for Kris Hathaway. While Pete demanded to see a doctor, John followed him with Kris in his arms. When Lawrence Heyward walked into the ER, Pete threatened to rip his lungs out unless he helped Kris, but he dared him to do it and warned him that he did not work well under death threats. When John told him that Kris was barely breathing, Pete went inside Lawrence’s head to make him treat her, but when realized that his pushing him could screw up his skills, he pulled out as fast as he went in and left him with a headache. In the hope that he could help Kris, Pete gently ripped the bullets out of her back while the others watched in dread, and after he was done, Lawrence could see that she was in shock and offered to help her long as they behaved.
Tense hours later, Lawrence told Pete that Kris’ condition had stabilized and that she would be fine. When Lawrence asked Pete how he did what he did, Pete offered to return someday to pay their bill and tell him. Despite the doctor’s objection, Pete lifted Kris as gently as he could and left before the people that shot her would find them. Soon as they came out of the hospital, a group of snipers took a shot at them, but Pete shielded them. When Faith and John tried to steal a car, Lawrence tossed them his keys and told them to be careful with it. To Lawrence’s amazement, Pete levitated the vehicle and it flew out of sight. Shortly, while the kids debated where to eat dinner, Lawrence called them on his car phone and told Pete to take a map to his summer house out of the glove box and meet him there.
The next morning when Kris woke up, Faith eagerly told her they won their first battle and defeated the troopers that tried to kill Pete, who urged her to relax and told Kris that Dr. Heyward fixed her and he would tell her everything that happened after she rested. As Kris passed out from exhaustion and urged him to keep them together and not let them fall apart, Pete promised her that they would stay together forever. While Kris slept, Lawrence told the kids to make themselves at home.
Two days later, after Pete suggested that they raid the worldwide headquarters of Eight-Day Inc., a front of the Harbinger Foundation, John insulted him and Charlene refused to go. Just then, Kris told John that, while Pete was the mind-reader, she saw through him and could tell that, while he had Superman’s body, he was a lonely boy who never had anyone on his side, except for the occasional bimbo. She then told him that he liked being with them, but he could not believe anyone could accept him, so he tested them to prove that they did not care, but they were already the closest thing he had to a family and the reason he was against the raid was that he did not want them to get hurt. As she came into the living room, Kris told John that families could support him, but they could also let him down, that they can be there for him but he could also loose them. As she told John that he had to be brave, Kris told him that if he was one of them he was going on the raid wearing one of the costumes.
Two days later, as Pete suggested that they raid the worldwide headquarters of Eight-Day Inc., a front of the Harbinger Foundation, and John insulted him and Charlene refused, Kris told John that she could see through him and could tell that, while he had Superman’s body, he was a lonely boy who never had anyone on his side. She then told him that he liked being with them, but he could not believe anyone could accept him, so he tested them to prove that they did not care, but they were already the closest thing he had to a family and the reason he was against the raid was that he did not want them to get hurt. As she came into the living room, Kris told John that families could support him, but they could also let him down, that they can be there for him but he could also loose them. As she told John that he had to be brave, Kris told him that if he was one of them he was going on the raid wearing one of the costumes.
The next day, Pete called Kris after their raid and serenaded her with We’re In The Money as they returned with countless wads of cash.
One Small Step...Edit
On July 6th 1991 at the Heyward summer house, Kris Hathaway and John Torkelson sat in the dimly-lit gameroom where she could teach him how to read away from prying eyes, when then Faith Herbert came looking for them to leave for the airport. Awkwardly, Kris asked Faith to wait for them upstairs and gave her the wrong impression of what they were doing. When Kris and John came upstairs from the gameroom, Charlene joked that they disappeared for a long time and Kris told her that they just lost track of time. Though Lawrence offered to take them to the airport, Pete flew them there in a car that he bought them with the money they liberated from the Harbinger Foundation. During their flight to Seattle in first class, while Kris showed Pete an article about ESP, a flight attendant asked John to put out his cigarette and then obliquely made fun of him when he used a shrimp fork to eat his meal. Upset, John bent the fork and accused the attendant of trying to make him feel ignorant, but then Kris told him that people like here were ignorant and asked him if it matter to him what the attendant thought or what she did, and while John did not say anything, Pete looked at them suspiciously.
That evening in the Lake Union Mall, Kris and the others met Ax, an obnoxious self-professed computer wizard with a natural affinity for electronics who Faith called after they found his bulletin board notice to help them break into locked-up disks they took from the foundation. When Ax took them to his father’s company, he impressed them when he figured out the keypad code and let them in. When Pete told Kris to give Ax the disks, he charged them $500 USD and Kris told him that having a talent did not made up for his being a lowlife, but then he told her that to get over in the world she had to either give it or take it the hard way.
An hour later, as Ax was unable to break into the disks’ encryption, he said that he would only try once more and he was keeping the money. When Kris asked Ax why they called him that, and he said it was because he played his guitar as if he was wired into it, she and Pete agreed he had the symptoms of someone with Harbinger potential. Though Pete wanted to unlock Ax’s ability so he could crack the disks, Kris worried that if he turned on his power he might do terrible things with it. Pensively, Pete thought that Ax’s introversion, which reminded him of how he felt before he popped, as if something was wrong, was what made him so annoying, so he decided to rummage around his head to figure out if he was one of them or not.
After Pete popped him, Ax could hear a buzzing from the computer, while the disks told him how to open them. When Ax opened a file labeled extraterrestrial landing sites, Kris thought it was a joke, while Pete believed it was a code word, and Faith suggested they go check out one of the addresses. When John asked what they were going to do with Ax, Faith said he was dangerous and could tap into NORAD and start World War III like in War Games, while Kris asked Pete if he could un-pop him and he told her that he could make him forget what happened. Pleadingly, Ax asked Pete not to take his ability away as he had spent his entire life looking at the world through a keyhole and now the doors were wide open. While Faith thought they could harness Ax’s power for good and Pete believed he deserved a chance, Kris and John were certain he was insane. When Pete asked Charlene what she thought, she did not want to voice her opinion, but he coerced her into voting and she said that everyone deserved a chance.
That night, Kris and the others followed a map to a clearing by a waterfall in the Olympic National Park, and while they looked around before it got dark, an electronic hum that came from a tree told Ax that the stump concealed a landing beacon inside. At Ax’s suggestion, the group stayed the night to wait for something to land, unaware that the Spider Aliens, a race of blood-thirsty extraterrestrial aliens, were watching them. After Faith returned with burgers from McDonald’s and they ate dinner, John wondered how long they were going to wait and Ax accused him of being afraid of the dark. While Faith told Ax that he did not have to be a jerk all the time, he suddenly got the feeling that something high-tech was coming their way right before a Spider Might opened fire on them.
After the smoke cleared, Kris and the others laid safely behind a shield Pete raised when Ax warned them. While Pete covered John and he destroyed the tank, urged Charlene to help, but she was terrified. When the aliens ran away, Ax shot one of them in the back with his own gun much to the other’s chagrin. Coldly, Ax said that no one would miss the alien, then he pushed a button on a unit in the alien’s belt that had been screaming at him that activated a subterranean hangar, and as the earth trembled, a Spider Alien Transport Vessel emerged from the ground. As they made their way inside the ship, Kris asked Pete if he really thought that it came from another planet, and while Faith was certain that it did, Pete suggested that they leave before the aliens came back. Frightened, Charlene agreed with Pete and begged John to leave with her, but Kris told her to stop being a wuss. Enthralled with the alien technology, Ax activated the ship’s engines, and as the vessel shot up into space, the auto-pilot took them on a pre-programmed course. Though John threatened to rip Ax’s throat out unless he took them down, he told him there was nothing he could do.
Two hours and thirty-six minutes later, the vessel headed to the dark side of the moon and Kris saw the Spider Alien Moonbase glistening in the sun. After a docking clamp pulled the ship inside the alien base and they exited the ship, Pete suggested that they look for a way to open the docking bay so Ax could fly them out, but then they all lost consciousness and collapsed. While Kris was out cold, a group of Spider Soldiers took her and the others to an exam funnel, while Rexo, a Vietnam veteran the aliens transformed into a bionic enforcer, grabbed Ax and said that he might be useful.
Five months later, after Ax woke up Faith from stasis to keep him company while he helped the aliens build a ship big enough to get them out of their solar system and Pete rendered him unconscious when she rejected him, he and Faith woke up Kris and the others from stasis and they left to look for their ship. Moments later, they left Ax cold on the floor while they went to look for their ship, but when they turned a corner, they ran across Rexo and the Spider Soldiers, who blocked their path to the ship. When Rexo realized that Kris was the resistance’s leader due to the way she ordered Pete around, he snared her in his tendrils and rendered her unconscious. After Rexo captured the others, the soldiers swarmed over John he shouted for Charlene to help him, but she cowered in fear and could not move. Enraged, John called her a slut right before he lost consciousness and Rexo snared him with his tendrils.
Though Rexo offered to let kill Pete and the others, Ax told him to let the aliens eat them, especially Charlene, who reminded him of all the girls who thought they were too good for him but let any jock or preppy have their way with them. Pleadingly, Charlene told Ax that she wanted him to go with them and that she honestly thought he was cute. As she told him that she could have had her if he wanted to, Charlene threw herself at Ax’s feet and said that she could make him feel good. As Rexo ordered the soldiers to drag her and the others away to have their blood drained, Charlene burnt Ax’s testicles and stood up to confront Rexo, who ordered the soldiers to kill her.
Where the Love Light Gleams...Edit
Inside the Spider Alien moonbase on the far side of the moon, Charlene Dupré lit herself ablaze and warned Rexo to stay away from him, but he called her a slut and threatened to skewer her for what she did to Ax and carve all her goodies off before he killed her. Frightened, Charlene warned Rexo that she would burn him, but he mockingly said that all the heat she was making would cook her friends before it did him major damage and then slapped with a blade that cut her face and told her that he hated girls and had no use for them since he was 90% bionic. While Rexo joked that Charlene made him a favor when she burnt Ax and made him more like him and now they had a lot more in common, she softened the floor beneath him and fell through it.
While she freed Kris and the others from the tendrils, Charlene hoped she had not burned them before she figured on making the heat go into the floor. Worried that they were not safe, Pete said that they had to find the ship that brought them to the moon and ordered John to bring Ax with them. Shortly, Kris and the others boarded the vessel, and, as John warned Ax to take them home or he would take his face off, he activated the autopilot. When Ax fell on his knees in excruciating pain, Pete wondered if his injuries were severe and Kris, Faith, and Charlene looked at them and gave him first aid. As the ship neared Earth’s atmosphere, Pete worried that the aliens were waiting for them where they found the ship, so he carried it the rest of the way home, a feat that impressed Faith. On their way back to Savannah, John tossed Ax off the ship near Waycross, Georgia, and though Pete thought that it was kind of nasty to drop him in the middle of nowhere when he was hurt, the others told him that he was a traitor and no better than Rexo.
After Pete found Dr. Heyward’s house, he hid the ship beneath the water in case they ever needed it. As they flew inside the house, Kris wondered why it was so cold outside. As they went in and Pete noted that the house looked closed for winter even though it was July, Faith shivered and said that it did not feel like July. After Kris told Charlene to start a fire with some wood she found outside, she went to look for some blankets. When Faith turned the television on to watch Star Trek: The Next Generation, an ad for the Parisian that announced there were only three days left until Christmas made her realize the aliens kept them in suspended animation before they escaped and they had been gone for over five months. Dismayed, Faith told Pete that she missed her Senior year, but he did not know what to say other than to apologize. As Kris noted that they were all exhausted, she suggested that they figure what to do the next morning.
That night, Pete told Kris that things had gotten crazy, and that, while it was not bad enough that they had to stop the Harbinger Foundation from taking over the world, they now had to worry about aliens. Certain that they could handle it, Pete reiterated to Kris that all they had to do was stick together like she always said, and told her that with John’s muscles, Faith’s flying, Charlene’s heat, and his head they were unbeatable. As Pete told her that as long as he had her he could face anything and pulled her close to him, Kris turned her back to him and told him that she was going to miss her graduation as well and did not feel like making love to him.
The next morning by the pool, while Kris taught John how to read and he struggled with the word beautiful, she helped him pronounce it correctly and he kissed her, unaware that Pete was watching them. Minutes later, when Pete asked Kris how far she went with John and told her that she might as well tell him since he could read her mind if he wanted, she told him that when John kissed her she wanted more and he did not own her. Angered, Kris told Pete that she did not need to read minds to know he had the hots for Charlene ever since she showed up and he turned into a drooling boob every time she wriggled hers, and that for all his power he was still an immature brat. As Kris stormed off, she told Pete that the Harbinger Foundation might be right about him and he was like a child with a loaded gun, and she hoped he would grow up for the world’s sake.
Two nights later in Upper St. Clair, Pennsylvania, Kris returned to her parents’ house and saw her mother and little brother celebrating Christmas. Though she wanted to go in, Kris only stayed a few minutes and then walked over to Coverdale, where she saw two men in a van watching the Stanchek house, which reminded her of what Pete was up against and what they had been through together.
The next day, Kris returned to Dr. Heyward’s summer house looking for Pete moments before he came in with bags of groceries he bought to make up for all the stuff they had used. When Kris noticed a couple of school books on a table, Pete told her that she made him think that, while he could not graduate, it did not mean that he could not learn and he got a part time job in town. When Pete asked Kris why she came back and she told her what she saw, he said that a lot of it was his fault and apologized as they embraced.
Later that night, while Kris and Pete prepared for dinner, Faith and Charlene knocked on the door and Faith joked that two and a half of the world’s mightiest super heroines were in their doorstep and asked them if they wanted them back or if she had to sit on them. When Kris asked what made them change their minds, Faith said that it was hard to get excited about pretend super-heroes once she had battled aliens on the moon, while Charlene said that, once she straightened out what she had to take care of, she could not think of a better place she would rather be. As Kris wished that John would come back as well and Faith shouted that he would be back because he needed them, Charlene noted that he was too stubborn to admit that, but then Pete suggested that they go find him themselves.
An hour later, Pete and the others discovered John’s burnt shanty and found Ax and the rogue Harbingers in the empty tree lot. As Kris wondered who the men with Ax were, Pete knocked Ax out just as he was about to hit John with a hammer. When Boba Fett, Ax’s rabid dog, attacked her, Kris knocked him off her with a rock, but then Ax pushed her against the ground and threatened to kill her with his hammer. As Ax threatened to molest Kris with his hammer, John pulled her off from on top of her and she kicked him in the testicles. With Pete’s help, the resistance flew away from the lot and left Ax and his rogues in the ground while the police arrived on the scene.
The next morning, as Faith passed out Tylenol, ace bandages, and mercurochrome as if they were Christmas gifts, Kris wished everyone a merry Christmas. When Pete noted that Christmas with his friends was the best he ever had, Charlene asked God to bless them all.
On March 1st 1992 outside the Chrysler Building in New York City, Kris Hathaway and the Harbinger Resistance gathered to discuss their discovery that Toyo Harada hired Karl Breznoff, the mercenary called Sniper, to attack Aric of Dacia, a 5th Century Visigoth lost in the modern age who possessed the Manowar Class Armor, the most powerful weapon in the universe. When Faith Herbert told the others that Toyo arranged to meet Aric in New Orleans, Pete Stanchek proclaimed that Toyo’s presence in the States was their opportunity to stop him before he became a dictator. When John Torkelson reminded the others that Toyo played for keeps, Kris Hathaway told Pete that he had to kill Toyo and reminded him that he was the only one of them who could take him on. While Faith worried Aric might try to stop them, Pete told her they would politely ask him to step aside because they were the good guys.
That night in New Orleans’ French Quarter, Kris and the renegades watched as Toyo took Aric and Ken to the La Bas Jazz Club and kept their distance while they waited for the right time to strike. Shortly, while Toyo, Aric, and Ken listened to Jack Boniface, a jazz player, the renegades waited in the bar for Toyo to become inebriated before they attacked.
Later that night, as Toyo took Aric and Ken to Bourbon Street, Kris and the others attacked. While Toyo called his guards, Aric attacked John, who punched him through a wooden fence. As Aric donned the Manowar armor and dispatched John and Charlene, Pete deflected his lasers and tossed his in the air where Faith tackled him. As John grabbed Aric’s ankles and tossed him against a shed, Charlene climbed down to check up on him, but then Aric used a broken water main to douse her flames. In a huff, Charlene evaporated the water around them and created a curtain of steam that hid Aric from her and allowed him to punch her out and defeat Pete and John. Suddenly, Kris drove up to the club and the renegades escaped in her car.
As their car sped out of the city, Pete told the others that they would get another chance to get Toyo, but that they would have to lay low for the moment until he gave them another opportunity. Troubled, Pete worried that they now had two powerful enemies to deal with.
All For One...Edit
On March 5th 1992 in New Orleans, Kris Hathaway and the other renegades took a team photograph, a picture damaged by a beam of light which covered John Torkelson that Pete remarked would remind them of their first vacation together. While Charlene Dupré said that she had never been on vacation, except for a revival meeting in Tallahassee with her mother, and Faith Herbert told her that she had been on lots of vacations and they were the best, Kris Hathaway paid the photographer and clarified to him that they were not students.
After Kris reminded them that they were meeting at a Mexican restaurant for dinner, she and Charlene went to an art gallery, Pete went off on a walk, Faith flew away shouting Up, Up, and Away despite Kris’ concern that people would see her, and John went to a strip joint.
As Kris thanked Charlene for letting her go with her to the art gallery and said she did not know she was interested in art, Charlene told her that she learned about it to spite her mother, whose idea of art was Jesus painted on black velvet. Reflectively, Charlene told Kris that the more she saw of it the more she liked it, specially the impressionists pictures in which everything seemed beautiful and nice, and how she used to wish she could step into one of them.
That night in the restaurant, Pete got an image in his mind and sensed that Harada was on his way there. While Pete pondered that something must had happened that shook Harada and made him let his guard down, Faith pointed to a TV just as a report about an explosion that destroyed one of the tallest skyscrapers n Dallas came on. Silently, the renegades listened as the reporter explained that, while the police cordoned off the area, even from his position he could see the incredible destruction, and that, in his opinion, though the police refused to comment on the possible cause of the catastrophe, he believed that they just did not know what happened yet.
Hours later, aboard a charted aircraft over Dallas, Pete asked Captain Smith, the plane’s pilot, if he might recognize the facility they were looking for if he showed him what it looked like. As Pete used his powers to insert an image of the research facility into his mind, the captain told him that it was a factory on North Road a couple of minutes from the airport that he always passed on his way home. After Pete told Kris that he found what they were looking for, he got the captain to fly them right over it. Minutes later, much to the captain’s surprise, Pete and the renegades jumped from the plane.
As Pete lowered the others down to the facility, he said that the whole time they were in New Orleans he felt Harada like an itch he could not scratch, especially after their run-in, and Kris remarked that this time they would scratch him for good.
Once on the ground, Pete and John deal with the security guards while Charlene melted a lock on a door into the facility. During the fight, as Pete commented on the lack of security in spite of Harada’s presence, Kris mused that, if Harada traveled there as abruptly as he believed he had, that maybe he could not bring his usual army.
As the renegades broke into the sub-basement through a hole that Pete ripped on the wall, Pete ordered the others to take care of the guards while he dealt with Toyo. As John pushed a scientist and threw a bodyguard across the room, he tossed the guard’s Uzi at Faith.
While Pete and Toyo silently faced each other amid a whirlwind, an executive told Seymour that it made no sense for them to fight anymore since their security men were down, and that it all was really on Toyo’s shoulders, and once he dealt with Pete, the others would present no problem. Troubled, yet confident, Seymour reminded the executive that Toyo was still keeping Puff aloft, and then, though he wondered if he could win with his attention divided that way, he cheered for Toyo.
Standing on the sidelines, Charlene asked the others whether they should help Pete, but Kris did not think they should interfere and told them that it looked like Pete was winning. Just then, however, Li Yan, who worried Toyo was in trouble, tackled Pete to stop him.
After Li Yan tossed Faith at Charlene and Kris, she tossed John against a wall with one punch and threatened to smash his skull. While John stared in shock at the glass shards protruding from the wall, Li Yan told him that she was going to break Charlene’s neck, and as she punched him in the stomach, she said that she was going to kill all of them so Toyo had nothing else to worry about except saving Robert.
Fed up, John grabbed Li Yan by the neck and pushed her off him. Curious to how someone as small as Li Yan could hit as hard and feel like she weigh a ton, John removed her coat and discovered that she was wearing weights under her clothes. As John punched Li Yan on the floor after he got rid of the weights and threatened to rip her throat out, Pete urged him to leave her alone.
Suddenly, Robert released a massive discharge that evaporated part of the floor and caught everyone’s attention. As the renegades and Li Yan gathered around Robert, Faith told them that she hurt one of Toyo’s men really bad and that she was not feeling well and was shaking all over. Though Faith begged them to leave, Pete told her that they first had to find out what was happening to Robert.
Worried for Li Yan’s safety as he felt himself starting to lose control again, Robert urged her to leave, but she refused. As Pete levitated Robert above the ground as he had seen Toyo doing, Robert told him that he made things disintegrate, but he had lost control and was in danger of blowing up anything solid that he touched. As Robert told Pete that he had forgotten how to control himself and suggested that he dump him out in the hills or kill him, the phone rang and Kris answered it.
As the operator told Kris that a caller on one of the outside lines said that it was important that he spoke with Toyo, she asked her to connect the call and, all of a sudden, Phil Seleski, the energy entity called Solar, came out through the phone demanding to see Harada.
When Pete wrongly assumed that Solar was one of Harada’s Eggbreakers, John rallied the others to attack him, but then Faith assured them that he was a good guy, a super-hero. As Faith gleefully told everyone that there used to be a comic book about Doctor Solar a long time ago, she asked Solar what he was doing in real life, but he told her that it was a long story and asked her what was happening.
Nervously, Pete told Phil that they went there after Toyo, but he escaped and they were trying to help Robert not blow up even though he and Li Yan were Eggbreakers. As he got the drift of the situation, Phil reminded Robert that he had told him before that his ability to interfere with molecular cohesion was tricky business, and he had to have fine control to prevent violent explosions.
As Phil told Robert that once he lost control he could start to get a mental block and that he wished he could coach him but he could not begin to describe how he did it, Pete asked him to demonstrate using a piece of rock. As Phil disintegrated the rock, Pete went inside his head and got a mental image of how he did it that he relayed into Robert’s mind.
While a thankful Robert embraced a relieved Li Yan, Phil chastised Pete for extracting information from his mind and angrily asked him whom he thought he was, when, just then, Harada returned to the sub-basement accompanied by a squadron of Foundation Troopers. Pleased to see the other two most powerful beings on the planet, Toyo sarcastically told them that there was much to settle among them.
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