Dragon King's ninjas have infiltrated Courtney's home and they're destroying everything. Unfortunately for Stars, the cosmic converter belt was also destroyed due to Mike's attempt to take it from her. After driving back the ninjas and Shiv, they attempt to lure the heroes into a trap. Pat officially passes down the legacy of Star-Spangled Kid to Courtney when he gives her the first cosmic converter belt and the three move on to the trap.
There, they're all trapped within force-fields while Dragon King begins Project Snapdragon, using mind-control to take the minds of every teenager in the midwest, including Courtney's. As a test of his scheme, he orders her to kill S.T.R.I.P.E.!