Melee was recruited into the Fifty State Initiative and sent to its training facility Camp Hammond where she is joined by other new recruits Ant-Man, Crusader, Proton, Dragon Lord, Geiger, Red 9, and Diamondback. During a combat training exercise she was involved with, MVP clone KIA attacks and kills fellow recruit Dragon Lord; in the wake of this assault, she presented Dragon Lord's ashes to his family.
Later after graduation, her and her classmates were opening their assignment envelopes and was shock that her's said "Further Training". She began to freak out until she was informed that her further training was to become an instructor due to her martial arts knowledge.
Commander Steve Rogers informs Prodigy of the unknown meteors that have fallen from the heavens and mass panic is on the horizon. Rogers asks Prodigy to gather heroes on a volunteer basis to help keep the peace and lead a new Initiative where there is no forced conscription or registration. Prodigy agrees to become the leader of the new Initiative and most of the former Initiative members including Melee gather in Washington DC.