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|“||Most people's memories are unreliable; the things we see, that people say and they change over time too. Your past is an illusion.||”|
|— Ptonomy Wallace|
Unlike most mutants, Ptonomy's powers didn't manifest during the age of puberty or through great stress. His power presented itself long before his actual birth. Ptonomy perfectly recalls his time spent in his mother's womb. He can remember being warm and blind, and then suddenly feeling intense pressure and seeing the light.
Unfortunately, when he was five, Ptonomy's mother died while loading the dishwasher. Ironically, his father had terrible memory, and was deaf in one ear due to an artillery shell during the war. He was fairly poor at remembering facts and dates. He'd often snap at Ptonomy to grab his attention when he couldn't remember his name.
Following the incident at Clockworks Psychiatric Hospital, Ptonomy Wallace, Kerry Loudermilk and Melanie arrived in search of the mutant responsible, David Haller. The group took who they thought to be David Haller back to Summerland however they soon discovered that it was not David they took but a mutant named Sydney Barrett who had the power to swap bodies.
Back at Summerland, Melanie and Ptonomy helped Sydney learn control her powers as well as go back through her past showing and help her understand it. During this time Ptonomy and Kerry also went into the world to look for David. Kerry and Ptonomy were able to track him down to a payphone outside of the Moor Trust Savings and Bank. They followed him for several blocks, however, he managed to give them the slip within the large crowd of people. Some time after this, they learned that Division 3, a government agency, was holding David captive in a government facility. Melanie then created a team to rescue David and attacked Division 3 before they could kill him.
With Ptonomy using his power he was able to transport Syd into David's memory to inform him of their rescue plans. Kerry, Sydney, Ptonomy, Rudy and other mutants arrived and killing and disarming everyone in the immediate area. David then apologized for running from them before as he had no idea what their intentions were with him. Ptonomy accepted his apology since they liked chasing after people but Kerry corrected him by saying that they liked capturing people. With Melanie awaiting their return, the four of them headed out into the gun fire between Summerland and Division 3. They were joined by Rudy, who laid down cover as Kerry, Sydney, and Ptonomy took out the gun men that charged towards them. They headed down the steps, and reunited with Melanie at the shore.
The next day Melanie brought David to see Ptonomy to begin memory work. Ptonomy conducted his memory work for David in a glass enclosed room in the forest. Though not participating, Syd stands close by David to provide him comfort.
To begin the memory work, Ptonomy takes Melanie, David and himself back to David’s childhood. David is shocked by how real it is. Ptonomy coaches him saying the first time is about taking it in and accepting it’s real. He then tells David to think of this as a museum of himself. They can go wherever he wants. The trio begins explore his memories of planting with his mother and star gazing with his father. David reveals that Mr. Haller died the year before and Clockworks wouldn't release him to attend the funeral. However things begin to go south as they observe Mr. Haller reading young David a bed time story. David is unable to see Mr. Haller's face and becomes frustrated. Ptonomy tells him to remember how it felt to be in his bed. David then takes the place of young David in the bed but is still unable to see his Dad’s face and instead listens to the horrify bed time story called The World's Angriest Boy in the World, a picture book about a boy who beheads his mother for trying to send him to bed. The room begins to shake and David panics waking up from the memory in a hysterical state. Syd tries to reassure him that it’s okay but David only becomes more agitated and he begins clawing at the windows demanding to leave. To calm him, Ptonomy puts him to sleep.
David then wakes up in another room of Summerland with Ptonomy sitting near by. Ptonomy comforts him by saying the first time was always the hardest and that Syd threw up. He then offers David some milk. Ptonomy then says that he needs to do talk work with Melanie to figure out what it all means and that Melanie thinks David is the key to winning the war. David expresses how impressive Ptonomy is. Ptonomy then tells David about his father as well as his memories of the womb before abruptly changing the subject to the book, The World’s Angriest Boy in the World. David says he doesn’t remember it but Ptonomy retorts that the memories seemed very clear. He then sympathizes with David that his parents read that to him. David says he doesn't want to talk about it. Miffed, Ptonomy says that he's just the memory guy and not the talk guy. He then stands to leave and tells David to take his time getting up as the first time is always the worst.
Later, Melanie, Ptonomy, and David continue with the memory work. They watch a memory of David attending a session with Dr. Poole where David re-accounts why Philly finally ended their relationship, while leaving out key details. During the conversation there is a glitch. Next they look at a memory of Lenny and David selling a kitchen range to the Greek for drugs. They then get high in his apartment and when David looks over at Lenny he instead sees the Devil with the Yellow Eyes. Ptonomy pauses the memory and Melanie asks David about what he sees. David is reluctance to say, excusing it as stuff you see when you're high or a symptom of schizophrenia however Melanie refuses to believe this.
Ptonomy changes the subject to the glitch in the previous memory and asks David what occurred there. Melanie tells him it's important that he remembers and shows them everything. David protests that he's trying to remember everything and not inhibiting his therapy. He even suggests that he was distracted but Ptonomy retorts that even if David was distracted the surrounding memory would have been intact. Melanie reassures David that they'll find the truth together before having Ptonomy fix the glitch. In the completed scene the trio to sees a brief image of David in a kitchen with millions of objects floating around him. Ptonomy asks David if he saw the image but David says he didn't see anything. Ptonomy asks David to concentrate and try but David only apologizes and says he doesn't know. Melanie reassures David and Ptonomy asks him to make his mind blank in order to get them to the memory. However Ptonomy isn't able to bring the group to the kitchen scene but back to David's childhood bedroom. Ptonomy is unsure of why this happened and tries to bring the group back to the kitchen but is unable to change the memory. Ptonomy, becoming increasingly frustrated, says David's too strong. David continues to say it isn't him and Melanie replies by saying that he needs to trust them. The door then slams as the room begins the shake violently causing The World's Angriest Boy in the World book to fall off the shelf and David to become terrified again.
In between sessions with mutants, Ptonomy spends his free time in the memory cube.
Dr. Bird, decides that David's memory work needed to be accelerated because they didn't have time as Division 3 had his sister, Amy Haller. To do this they would focus on the big events which is the stuff that scares David the most. Ptonomy was able to find the kitchen memory they were unable to see yesterday. As the memory begins, David explains that Philly, his ex-girlfriend, and him fought a lot and he wasn't sure which time this was. Ptonomy lets the memory progress and David recognizes the memory when the bread box suddenly opens. In the memory the cabinets, fridge, and draws all explode. Ptonomy is stunned by this display of power and freezes the memory. Melanie explained that David was not only a telepath, but also had telekinesis as evidenced by the flying kitchen utensils. The next step was to find what triggered David into using his powers. David takes the group to when Philly walked in on David using drugs. Melanie points out it was only when David felt trapped did his powers kick in. David begins to feel uncomfortable but Melanie encourages him to continue. However when Ptonomy tries to continue the memory he is unable to. Melanie asks what's wrong and Ptonomy replies that David is resisting him again. David protests that's not him at this same moment the Devil with the Yellow Eyes appear which terrifies David. Neither Ptonomy nor Melanie can see the Devil but they do see the kitchen door violently slam. Ptonomy points out that somethings wrong and David shouldn't have been able to slam the door. They then ask David what happened but he doesn't remember. Ptonomy attempts to play the memory again but is unable to. Ptonomy demands that David stops fighting him and tries to play the memory again but instead the trio is brought out of his memory and into reality. Ptonomy then points out that not only were they out of David's memory but they had teleported 600ft through two solid walls and back into the main building of Summerland. Ptonomy then asks David "What are you?"
Cary Loudermilk then runs more experiments on David which causes him to astrally project himself into the room where his sister was being tortured. As they watch Walter sees them and attempts to grab them before they disappear and then reappear in the lake outside of Summerland. The two tell Melanie, Cary, and Ptonomy what they had seen. Melanie recognized the agent - his name was Walter, a former ally of Melanie's husband Oliver when Summerland was founded. David demands that they rescue his sister but Melanie explains that he could not go back to Division 3 for risk of exposing himself or all of them. She tells David that his brain seems to be defending itself, refusing to allow them access to certain memories. Melanie also expresses her concern that the memory work is only making things worse. She elaborates that she isn't giving up on David though because he's to important and she wants to fix him because he deserves to be healthy and happy and then she wants to use him to win the war. To combat the resistance they're facing, Melanie suggests that David be sedated temporarily so she could have unfiltered access to his mind so get a better understanding of his powers. Syd declares that she's going into his memories too.
The following morning Ptonomy asks David to show them why he was admitted to Clockworks. Syd, Ptonomy, and Melanie then all enter David's mind. The sedation kept David's rational mind from entering the memory landscape, and so he manifested as a young boy. Since Syd's powers did not work outside the physical world, David and Syd were able to embrace for the first time. After giving the two sometime Ptonomy asks if they can continue with the memory. Syd and David stop hugging and allow the party to move forward.
As they progress through the memory the group finds themselves watching David rob Dr. Poole. However soon things turn for the worse. First Sydney notices the room shaking as though caused by heavy footsteps. Next she sees flashes of David eating recording tape. Syd points both of these things out to Ptonomy and Melanie but neither notice these things. Finally a red crack appears in one of the office's walls and long fingered hands attempt to claw their way out. This understandably unsettles Syd and demands that they have to go. Ptonomy and Melanie are not aware of what is occurring but agree to Sydeney's pleas. But when Ptonomy attempts to exit the memory he finds he can't. Child David then runs out of the room and is followed by Sydney who calls after them. Melanie and Ptonomy then go looking for David and Syd but become separated as well.
Syd is then able to wake Ptonomy up in the real world and shortly after Melanie wakes up on her own clutching her hand and screaming, believing it to be broken. Ptonomy comforts her and asks to see her hand. Upon revealing it Melanie finds the hand perfectly fine. Ptonomy tells her that it was just a memory but Sydney voices her opinion that it wasn't just a memory. 
Researching David's Past
With David not waking up, Cary preforms several tests on his body to try and determine what occurred. There was no medical reason for David's coma and he was not brain dead as his mind was active. Ptonomy searched his memory and his subconscious but could not find David's mind. Realizing that part of David's power was being able to create a mental projection space somewhere between reality and dream they concluded that he was trapped in the astral plane.
Melanie decides to send Syd, Ptonomy, and Kerry outside to find what really happened to David before Clockworks. Kerry is excited at the prospect of potentially fighting Division 3 agents while Ptonomy argues against the idea seeing David is dangerous. Melanie states, without room for dispute that all three are going.
First the group starts at Dr. Poole's old office where Kerry keeps watch while Syd and Ptonomy search the room. Sydney notes that the curtains are completely different. Ptonomy explains that people's memories change over time. Sydney then gestures to one of the walls and tells Ptonomy about what she saw with it opening up and a red light streaming from the crack. This then cause child David to run into the astral plane. Ptonomy tells her that he looked for them but couldn't find them in any of David's memories. Ptonomy then says that as part of David's ability he can create the place Sydney ran into--a psychic projection that simulates reality. Ptonomy then opens a closet door and finds the tape recorder from David and Dr. Poole's sessions bent, broken, and covered in bloody fingerprints. Syd asks if there was any way that they were still in David's memory but Ptonomy tells her that this is reality--or he's pretty sure it's reality. Ptonomy then places the recorder on the desk before explaining that objects have memory too and his gifts work on them just as they do on people. He then asks that Syd place her hand on the recorder before he places his hand on the recorder as well stepping into it's memory. In the recorder's memory they see Dr. Poole asking David a bout the stars and then Dr. Poole severely beaten with the recorder laying next to him and David standing over him.
Syd and Ptonomy process what they saw. Ptonomy says that it looks like that Dr. Poole returned early while David was robbing the place so David beat him to near death. Syd can't believe it and refuses to believe it. Ptonomy understands that Syd loves David but tells her David is clearly unstable. Having heard voices for years, been a junkie on hard drugs, and locked up in a mental ward will do that. Sydney refutes that she was also in a mental institution. Ptonomy explains that compared to David, Sydney's power is a card trick. Ptonomy also tells Syd that he read the medical report on Dr. Poole. David broke the doctor's skull and they had to put him in a coma to get the swelling down. If David could do that much damage with his fists, Ptonomy feared how much damage he would do with his powers. Syd says that in David's memory she saw a flash where David was eating tape and many of his memories are altered. Ptonomy states that he has seen implanted memories before and these weren't implanted. Sydney counters that they could have been implanted from the inside and that's why Ptonomy didn't notice them. Ptonomy then asks why David would do such a thing and Sydney admits she doesn't know. Pitying her, Ptonomy says she's going to a lot of effort just to convince herself that David's a nice guy. Syd doesn't listen and voices her belief that David said too much in one session. He told Dr. Poole what the stars said and he came back to destroy the tapes.
While taking rest in the woods Cary called Kerry telling her the address he found for Philly. Kerry then returns to Syd and Ptonomy and informs them of this. The trio continues to take rest in the woods before heading out again.
Next the group goes to find Philly, David's ex-girlfriend. They find her currently working for a real estate agency. Outside of the building Ptonomy informs the group of his plan. Sydney is to keep Philly distracted by pretending to buy a house while he scans her memories. Ptonomy will also pretend to be blind by wearing sunglasses. Kerry is to keep watch for Division 3 agents. Kerry is eager for a fight but Ptonomy quotes Sun Tzu in reply. "Hence to fight and conquer in all your battles is not supreme excellence; supreme excellence consists in breaking the enemy's resistance without fighting." This does not impress Kerry but she stands guard while the others go into the agency.
Syd is able to keep Philly distracted while Ptonomy searches her memory. In her memory Ptonomy sees Philly having dinner with David and Dr. Poole. The memory then glitches to another and Ptonomy travels to the new memory. In the new memory he sees Philly walking to Dr. Poole's lighthouse where she meets a scared Dr. Poole.
After finding Dr. Poole's place of residency, Ptonomy thanks Philly for her time, removes his sunglasses, and stands up beginning to leave. Unable to resist, Syd asked if Philly dated David. Ptonomy wants her to stop but Syd continues down this path anyways. Philly tenses up and asks if they know where he is. Syd tells him that they're looking for him. She also says that David spoke fondly of Philly and asks if things ended badly between them. Philly reveals that she dated David because she believed that she could fix him, and David was always nice to her. Philly also reveals that his friend Benny, a pusher, was a bad influence on him. Ptonomy asks for clarification if the friend that David did drugs with was a man. Philly confirms this by saying that Benny was a larger man who smiled a lot but not with his eyes. Syd asks if there's any message that she should pass along if she sees David. Philly replies "They're watching." Ptonomy and Syd then leave the agency.
While moving to the next location, Syd asks Ptonomy if he wants to talk about how Benny was replaced by Lenny in David's memories. Ptonomy admits he doesn't know why Benny was replaced by Lenny, David's female friend from Clockworks but he is coming to believe that someone altered David's memory.
At Dr. Pool's lighthouse they knock on his door. Dr. Poole answers it looking scared. Syd states that they're heard to talk to him about David but he replies he doesn't talk about his patients and attempts to close the door. Syd begs Dr. Poole to let them in saying that David's in trouble. Ptonomy then pipes up saying that David told them he broke into Dr. Poole office to steal drugs but they believe that there's another story. Dr. Poole lets them in and brings them tea. Kerry does a sweep of the building and finds nothing. Ptonomy wanted to do a memory sweep of Dr. Poole's mind but Sydney demands that they talk to him like normal people. Ptonomy lets her lead the questioning, opting to not search his memories.
In the questioning, Dr. Poole reveals that he was David's doctor for about 3 years. David, when he was on his medication was eager to work. He also had conflicting impulses that were not helped by the influence of his friend, Benny. Ptonomy then asked Dr. Poole if David was at all different in the days leading up to the robbery. Dr. Poole admits that David had doubled his sessions and it was clear that there was something he wanted to talk about but didn't until their last session together. Syd then asks what the stars said but he only replies that Sydney is in love with David and Syd admits to this. Dr. Poole then asks to see David again and Ptonomy asks why. Dr. Poole states he wants to know why David attacked him, Syd looks at Ptonomy silently hoping that they'll let Dr. Poole see David. Dr. Poole then states that Ptonomy is in charge. Sydney tries to refute this saying they came here together and no one's in charge. Dr. Poole then reveals himself to be Walter and this to be a trap laid by Division 3. Gun fire then destroys the living room while the mutants run upstairs. Walter calmly follows them. Kerry then jumps out of the window hoping to fight the dozens of agents on the ground. Ptonomy then begins to fire at Walter to has entered the room that they were hiding in. Walter uses his power to cause the bullets to miss him. Now out of bullets, Ptonomy attempts to take Walter in hand-to-hand combat. Blocking Ptonomy's punch, Walter knocks Ptonomy out using his powers.
Ptonomy then wakes up in a van and exits just in time to see David holding Syd to the ground while Walter shoots Kerry through the shoulder. Ptonomy comes to Kerry's aid applying pressure on the wound.
Ptonomy helps carry Kerry back to Summerland and Cary's lab. He then watches as Cary attempts to stabilize Kerry, assisting when needed.
That evening Ptonomy helps Melanie and Rudy plan an attack on Division 3 to rescue Amy. During their planning Syd walks in and informs them that David left, most likely to go to Division 3 to rescue his sister. Melanie then tells Ptonomy to wake everyone. Ptonomy asks in disbelief and disgust if they're going to Division 3 right now without a plan or information. Melanie says that David needs them but Ptonomy counters that if David needs them then why did he leave? Ptonomy continues saying that David only ever seems to think about himself and saving a selfish person is not worth risking his life. Syd protests saying that Division 3 has his sister. But Ptonomy replies that they're fighting a war that's bigger than David and his sister and they need to think about the bigger picture. Melanie states that Summerland cannot lose David. Ptonomy asks if this is because he'll bring Oliver back. After a pause Melanie says it's because he's too powerful and if he joins Division 3's side they're sure to lose. Frustrated, Ptonomy storms out of the room and begins waking everyone.
Melanie, Ptonomy, Sydney, and Rudy then all leave for the Division 3 compound. They find find the place destroyed with all of the soldiers phased into the ground and dead. Splitting the group into two teams, Rudy and Melanie traveled to the main control room while Syd and Ptonomy continue searching the building.
Ptonomy and Syd then find Dr. Kissinger in his cell, alive. He greets them and asks them to open the door. Syd asks where David is and Kissinger tells them that he was here and that Amy was being held in the next cell. He then told David that some Division 3 agents took her to the interrogation room. Dr. Kissinger then tells Syd and Ptonomy that David said he would let him out but didn't and asks to be freed again. Ptonomy asks where the interrogation room is and Dr. Kissinger points before asking to be freed again. Syd and Ptonomy then leave Dr. Kissinger in his cell and travel to the interrogation room.
In the interrogation room they find Brubaker half phased into the floor and slowly dying. He tells Ptonomy and Sydney that Division 3 was wrong. Sydney asks where David is and Brubaker tells them that David took Amy. He tells them that Division 3 knew he would come and they thought they were ready to face him but they were wrong. He has so much power and "it wears a human face."
The mutants then regroup outside of the compound where they are contacted by Cary who tells them that David really is sick and they've been treating him incorrectly. Melanie cuts him off saying that David is not sick but Cary continues saying that there's a separate consciousness that's attached itself to David and has been living inside of him, like a parasite, for about 30 years. This parasite then fed off of David's powers, it would have torn him apart normally if not for the fact that David in his own right is an extremely powerful mutant. Every time David or one of the other Summerland mutants sees the parasite or realized it was there it made them forget. The parasite rewrites David's memories. Ptonomy then points out that if this parasite has power then it must be a mutant. Cary agrees saying that it's an older mutant who's consciousness separated from it's body
While Cary is talking to the rest of the group, Syd is contacted by a terrified David who informs her that he went to his childhood home. Sydney then informs the rest of the group about this and go there while Cary works on creating a device that could isolate the parasite allowing them to speak with David separately.
Arriving at the home, Melanie warns the group that by stepping onto the property there's a chance they've left the real world and are in David's world now. Sydney asks why this is bad and Ptonomy replies that it would make him God and he's crazy. Melanie tells Ptonomy to stop it and David's not crazy, that it's much much worse.
As they step onto the property the group loses all sound. The group begins to panic but Melanie mouths reassurance and continues to lead them into the house. Rudy splits off from the rest of the group to scout for danger and Sydney wanders towards the stairwell. Ptonomy and Melanie continue exploring the main floor when they see a figure approaching a door from the outside. They prepare to jump the figure when they enter but it turns out to be Cary with the device. Cary pantomimes that this halo like device, if it was to be placed on David's head, would isolate the parasite. Melanie asks Cary to let Kerry out and help but Cary doesn't want to encase she gets hurt again. Melanie continues to ask and Kerry does appear with a baseball bat with nails in it despite Cary's protests. The group then travels up stairs and finds David and Syd in the bedroom, right as Walter (disguised as Rudy) bursts into the room and fires at David and Syd. Syd hugs David at the same time placing her self between David and the bullets.
To save everyone, David stops time and puts all the people in his house into an alternate reality where they are all Clockwork's Patients and the parasite/"Lenny" is their therapist.
In his session with Dr. Lenny Busker, Ptonomy tells of how his mother died. She died Thursday January 2nd when he was 5. His father was stationed in Germany at the time and Ptonomy as a young boy was playing with silly putty on the floor. While unloading the cutlery basket she died. Lenny points out how he spends a lot of time in this memory. Ptonomy says he likes to think of himself as a time traveler. He can go back in time but all he can do is watch as the memories play out.
After his session events from the original Clockworks repeat themselves however they are slightly altered. For instance Rudy becomes the drooling man at the beginning of Chapter 1 and who also can be seen in the WTF promo while David and Ptonomy, who takes the place of Lenny, watch. David wonders who Rudy was before Clockworks. Ptonomy replies that there is no before once the illness begins. He continues saying the cruelest thing is that they believe that with the right medicine or therapy or action that they can go back to before. While David and Ptonomy discuss how there is no going back to a normal life after the mental illness starts, Sydney comes up to them. Ptonomy has an inside man in the cafeteria and informs the two that there will be cherry pie for lunch. Sydney asks if they had noticed a bedroom door in one of the halls but before she can elaborate Dr. Busker arrives to take David to his session.
In the cafeteria Ptonomy, Syd, and David all eat pie together but Amy, who is a nurse in this reality, takes David's pie and forbids him from eating any. While Syd is eating her pie she finds several bugs in it (referencing a scene from the White Room where a bowl of strawberries is crawling with black bugs) and throws it across the cafeteria.
Eventually everyone is released from the Hospital Dream and time back in the bedroom starts again. David turns to place himself between Syd and the bullets. However instead of being impacted by them, David catches them. He then teleports Syd, Ptonomy, Amy, Rudy, Kerry, Cary, and Melanie back to Summerland.
Division 3 Attack
Now back at Summerland, David is relieved that Farouk is gone and attempts to remove the halo but Cary stops him. The Shadow King isn't gone but merely isolated in David's mind and if he were to take off the device it would set Amahl free again. Cary also insists that they should remove Farouk. Ptonomy helps carry Rudy's body back to Summerland.
Ptonomy then enjoys a breakfast that Oliver, who is now freed from the astral plane, made. While walking the halo shifts and David sees a vision of the Angry Boy. Now worried he agrees that they should remove Farouk quickly.
David, Cary, Syd, and Ptonomy make their way to Cary's lab by walking outside. However Clark along with dozens of agents appear and hold all of the mutants at gun point, demanding to speak with David while the other mutants could be killed. David, easily piles the agents and removes their weapons with his powers. Ptonomy then points a gun at Clark but David tells him to put it away before agreeing that Clark and him need to talk.
Now in Cary's lab, David begs Melanie to let him speak with Clark while Cary attempts to strengthen the halo. Melanie and Ptonomy both think its a bad idea to let David speak with Clark. Ptonomy suggests that they kill Clark and all of the Division 3 agents. Syd retorts that Ptonomy needs to grow up and they can't murder people. Ptonomy replies that Division 3 murders people and if the Summerland mutants don't want to end up dead then they need to kill the Division 3 agents before they kill them. Melanie proposes the idea that Summerland moves, assuming Division 3 knows their position, and executes plan M. David continues to beg Melanie to let him talk to Clark because the war will never end otherwise. Melanie tells David to read Clark's mind because they may never get another chance to learn Division 3's tactics and operations. David asks if they'll kill Clark after they get done using him. Ptonomy agrees that they should kill him. Cary believes that before they decide anything they need to remove Farouk's presence. If the halo fails Farouk would destroy David's mind and take over his body for good.
Melanie eventually allows David to see Clark and Ptonomy sits in with the other mutants watching the meeting. Cary supplies David's halo with more power duing the conversation. David offers a truce between Division 3 and mutants but Clark side steps it by point out that David doesn't look well. In fact David is not well at all. The halo is slowly losing power and David is soon only repeating "You don't have to be afraid." This strikes a cord in Clark as his cocky facade fades showing his fear. Sydney, who was standing in the back of room, pipes up asking why doesn't Division 3 just leave mutants alone. Clark replies that this cannot happen because they'll overthrow the human race and even if he wanted to accept this peace offering he doesn't have the authority to do so.
The meeting ends as David collapse onto the table, the halo no longer having the power to hold the Shadow King at bay. Clark asks what's wrong with him and despite Melanie and the others telling him it's nothing Sydney sets the record straight. Melanie tries to stop Syd but Syd doesn't listen believing David is right and they need to trust Division 3. She tells Clark, and Division 3 listening through him, that David is being fed off of by the Shadow King who is their real enemy and that they should make a truce so they can stop it. Before Clark can answer Melanie has Clark taken to his cell. Sydney looks at Melanie feeling betrayed but Melanie responds that she can't risk trusting Division 3.
The Shadow King's Escape
Seeing that there is no more time, the mutants prepare David to remove Farouk from his head. Syd asks how the procedure will work to which Cary responds that they identified a second set of brainwaves inside David's head. The device will then target everything that is Faourk and suck it out of David's head using a magnetic field.
They begin the procedure and as it progresses Cary asks Oliver, who is in the generator room, to adjust the power. The procedure works until Amahl starts fighting back, killing David in the process. Sydney then runs into the room kissing David and releasing Amahl and transferring him to her body. Amahl then jumps to Kerry's body as Cary rushes in to stop Farouk. Farouk, in Kerry's body, then kicks Cary and knocks him unconscious. "Kerry" then disarms Ptonomy causing him to fire his tommy gun into the ceiling before being knocked unconscious, and fires a psychic attack on Melanie who falls to the ground.
After David pushes Farouk from Kerry's body, Ptonomy regains consciousness. As the team regains consciousness, Cary then points out that the Shadow King needs a host to survive and that he should be in someone. Melanie then asks where Oliver is. The group then realizes that when David pushed Farouk out of Kerry, he inadvertently sent Farouk into Oliver who is now gone.
Powers and abilities
- Memory Manipulation: Ptonomy is a self-attested "memory artist", with the power to see into the memories of others and sift through them. He can also bring other people into the memories of individuals he performs "memory work" on using a round table with metal grips all around, though this requires a subject to be mentally clear.
- Melanie Bird - friend/ally
- Kerry Loudermilk - friend/ally
- David Haller - friend/ally
- Cary Loudermilk - friend/ally
- Division 3 - allies (former enemies)
- Walter - enemy
- Amahl Farouk - enemy
- Sydney Barrett - friend/ally
- Rudy - friend/ally
- Clark DeBussy - ally & coworker
- "Chapter 9"
- "Chapter 10"
- "Chapter 11"
- "Chapter 12"
- "Chapter 13"
- "Chapter 14" (archive footage)
- "Chapter 15"
- "Chapter 16"