The secret history of Hornet, who died at the hands of Plutonian, is revealed. The fallen Paradigm member had a plan - a fail safe - that puts all of Earth and the Plutonian in danger. And when Modeus' plans reach critical mass, the few remaining heroes of Earth are the only thing standing between civilization and ultimate chaos. There's a mad God backed up against a wall, and no one is safe!
In the weeks since he snapped, the Plutonian -- once the world's most beloved uperhero, now the world's most feared supervillain - has slaughtered millions across the world. When a last-ditch effort by the Plutonian's former teammates the Paradigm fails to destroy him, the group is splintered even further. But as the final actions and desperate plan of dead teammate Hornet are revealed, will it finally be the salvation the orld desperately needs? Or will it spell the end of the human race as we know it?
Collects Irredeemable #16-19.