Kid Gladiator finds himself at the Imperial Guard Training Academy on Chandilar where he hopes to follow in the footsteps of his father, Gladiator. Somehow he finds himself out of place and missing the Jean Grey school.
The Subguardians are summond in response to the Builders' invasion, but Gladiator insists his son to avoid involvement, ordering Warbirds to escort him. Kid Gladiator fights and defeats the Warbirds and quickly goes to the aid of the Avengers.
After victory is achieved, Kid Gladiator explains he has no interest in retuning to the Imperial Guard Training Academy and receives his father's blessing to return to Earth.