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.