- Look, Plastique, no matter what that reporter says, Brother Eye wasn't destroyed. Me -- and the future I'm from -- are living proof of that. I'm here -- meaning Brother Eye must be, too.
- — Batman
Synopsis for "Futures End - Chapter 33"
On the Ant Farm, Father Time demands that The Engineer turn herself over to S.H.A.D.E., or face every monster in S.H.A.D.E. has in containment upon her and her allies. Naturally, the Engineer refuses, and a battle ensues, despite Father Time's warnings that his every action is for the good of mankind. He has, after all, studied Brainiac for the last century. Angrily, Ray Palmer shrinks himself down and leaps into Father Time's body, and hijacks the telepathic channel to announce the end of Father Time's reign and control of S.H.A.D.E.'s assets. He will be taking control. He is disturbed, though, when he reaches Father Time's brain and finds the real father time attached to the little girl's brain, revealing its true nature.
Meanwhile, in Las Vegas, King Faraday explains his intent to have Ethan Boyer join his venture with Sgt. Rock, and if he refuses to cooperate, Fifty Sue will ensure he does. Rock, though, is skeptical about the girl, who is currently attacking Ethan in his hotel room. Annoyed by him, she sends him to see Faraday, and steps out into the parking lot, where she encounters Justin, who is on the phone with Cole Cash. When she realizes who he's talking to, she punches him in the gut and takes his phone to berate Cole for failing to call her.
In New York City, Batman continues his search for Brother Eye, but A.L.F.R.E.D. can't find anything. Plastique reminds that Lois Lane believes Brother Eye is dead. Terry responds that if Brother Eye were dead, he wouldn't be there anymore. Plastique debates the intricacies of time travel with him while Brother Eye, secreted from Cadmus Island in Lois' cellphone, begins entering the power grids for the entire United States. Eventually, the A.I. finds its way into the body of the future, assimilated Plastique, whom Terry inadvertently brought back with him from the future.
Nearby, Jason Rusch hopes to hurry and get Madison Payne back to Columbia University in the hopes of getting himself out of the Firestorm Matrix, and getting her back to normal. As they fly overhead, Madison's ex-boyfriend, Cal Corcoran spots them, and can't believe he's seeing Firestorm again after he knows Ronald Raymond died - and believes Madison died too. As Firestorm arrives at the ruins of Dr. Yamazake's lab - which is now a crime scene - Jason instructs Madison to fly over the hole in the roof, and turn the rubble to air to get through. Fortunately, she succeeds in doing so, and they begin searching the lab for anything that could tell them what exactly happened to Madison, Ronnie, and Jason on a molecular level.
Unfortunately, Madison is interrupted and attacked by Dr. Yamazake, who is now calling himself Doctor Polaris.
Appearing in "Futures End - Chapter 33"
- Stormwatch (Futures End)
- Sequel (Fifty Sue)
- Batman (Terry McGinnis)
- Firestorm (Madison Payne/Jason Rusch)
- Brainiac (Mentioned only)
- Brother Eye (Behind the scenes)
- Father Time (Futures End)
- Dr. Belroy
- Doctor Polaris (Yamakaze)
- Deathstroke (Slade Wilson) (Mentioned only)
- This issue is reprinted in The New 52: Futures End Vol. 3.