"Takeover, Part Three": Jason wakes up in the Firestorm Matrix, surprised to see darkness and Ronnie, instead of his usual view of the world through Firestorm's eyes. The two conclude that someone else must be in charge, but
- It is said that real power is embodied by the ability to move mountains. That once you can do that, nothing will be denied you.
Synopsis for "Takeover, Part Three"
Jason wakes up in the Firestorm Matrix, surprised to see darkness and Ronnie, instead of his usual view of the world through Firestorm's eyes. The two conclude that someone else must be in charge, but they don't know who.
Doctor Megala, in charge of Firestorm, is overwhelmed with the power and freedom of Firestorm, he reports to the Continuum whom is monitoring his activities. While Jason and Ronnie try to come up with a plan to get "their" body back, Captain Atom and General Eiling discuss the dangers of the various Firestorms. Captain Atom realizes that Dr. Megala is now in charge of Firestorm, and Gen. Eiling is wary of all of these powerful beings, Captain Atom included!
Dr. Megala, drunk with power, decides that Qurac needs to be taken down a notch and turns some of their missiles into Rubik's Cubes. Captain Atom briefly visits the Continuum, and then, knowing what needs to be done, engages Firestorm. Exerting tremendous power, Dr. Megala believes that he destroyed Captain Atom. However, Captain Atom actually dis-integrated his body, re-integrated behind Firestorm, and delivers a final blow which starts to fragment Megala's barrier on the Firestorm Matrix and creates a tsunami. Ronnie and Jason take this opportunity to try to regain control of "their" body, and begin speaking to Megala. Jason theorizes that Megala must have his own body somewhere, and that perhaps they can force his consciousness back.
Megala requests help, and the continuum dispatches the Dataxen 'droid. Megala, back in the air, launches a counter offensive, but it doesn't phase Captain Atom. Captain Atom tells Megala that no single person should have the power to level a city, and that is why he himself left for the moon. A few final blasts from Captain Atom, combined with mental pushes from Ronnie and Jason final result in Megala losing complete control, and he finds himself in the Firestorm Matrix, where Ronnie socks him in the face. Ronnie takes over Firestorm's body. Realizing they cannot beat Captain Atom, Ronnie tries to explain that they are just kids trying to help the world and not Megala anymore. Unfortunately, Captain Atom says it's too late, a massive amount of energy has already been released/absorbed, and the Quantum Field rips into the Time Stream. Captain Atom, or a piece of him, is shot through time into the 31st Century and is gone without a trace (in our time). Ronnie has lost consciousness from the battle and falls into the Pacific Ocean.
Appearing in "Takeover, Part Three"
- United States of America
- Marshall Islands
- Bikini Atoll
- 31st Century
- U.S.S. Independence
- This issue makes a reference to Captain Atom (Volume 2) #12 and Fury of Firstorm #2.
- A piece of Captain Atom is shot into the 31st Century. Find out more about "Adym" in Legion Lost (Volume 2).
- Cover gallery for the Fury of Firestorm: The Nuclear Men series
- Images from Fury of Firestorm: The Nuclear Men Vol 1 15
- Firestorm Recommended Reading
- Firestorm (Volume 1)
- The Flash (Volume 1): The Flash #289– #304
- Firestorm (Volume 2)
- Justice League of America (Volume 1): Justice League of America #179– #225 & Justice League of America Annual #1–2
- Extreme Justice (Volume 1)
- JLA #69– #82
- Identity Crisis #5
- Firestorm (Volume 3)
- Fury of Firestorm: The Nuclear Men (Volume 1)
- Legends of Tomorrow (Volume 1)