In a flashback Phyla learns of her brother's death while dealing with her mother's scrutiny; to push herself harder or share her brother's fate.
In the present Phyla-Vell (aka Quasar) alongside her lover Moondragon are intercepted by the Phalanx possessed Super-Adaptoid while traveling through hostile Kree space. In an attempt to fight off the Adaptoid's subjugation, Phyla manages to harness enough power to nearly defeat her adversary, but decides to flee using an asteroid belt for cover.
Phyla then rendezvous with Moondragon in a sanctuary of an elder priest who is helping Moondragon deal with her war stress headaches, and soon after attempts to conceive a plan of action involving some support of the Cotati. As they harness the powers of the quantum bands, they find they can find and track down their savior.
Soon after, Phyla and Moondragon decide to take a much needed break while they talk about their insecurities and past mistakes in a moment of intimacy which is soon interrupted by the Super-Adaptoid along with a platoon of the Phalanx, who manage to slay the native priests and Cotati. Phyla is then distracted from her urge for revenge by the voice of her mysterious savior, who urges her to return to her mission ...as she learns the power behind her quantum bands is running out...