Static learns that the person responsible for the Big Bang is Edwin Alva, the city's philanthropic billionaire businessman. But Static's efforts to gain evidence are hampered by Hotstreak, the bully who used to harass Static.
Virgil's friend Derek, a track athlete, is transformed into an ionic-energy being. Ebon, the malevolent leader of the Meta-Breed tries to recruit him, but Static must convince his friend to resist joining the group--before it's too late.
Science whiz Virgil is sent to a school for gifted students, which is funded by billionaire Edwin Alva. There, Virgil works on a fantastic robotics project, not realizing that the robot is a sentry specifically designed to locate--and destroy--Static.
Richie resents Virgil's blossoming friendship with Daisy, and Virgil is annoyed at Richie's constant interference of Static's activities. These resentments strain their friendship. At the same time, Static must battle Slipstream, who controls winds.
Sharon's new boyfriend, a musician, is revealed to be Static's old nemesis Rubberband Man, who recently escaped from prison. This time, Rubberband Man will stop at nothing to reveal Static's secret identity.
Angered that his father ignores him, Edwin Alva's son applies his vast scientific knowledge to manipulate the properties of the Big Bang gas. He turns himself into a multipowered being so he can destroy Alva's businesses.
Everything happening to Virgil reminds him of how much he misses his deceased mother, Jean. Virgil must deal with his feelings of loss as he tangles with Tantrum, a repressed student whose outbursts of anger turn him into a massive being of brute force.