Courage Under Fire
The story begins when seven ordinary kids decide to sneak out to watch a meteor shower in the middle of the night. However things change forever when the meteor changes course and heads straight to them. It explodes over Lake Serene from where they are watching it from. After a close call with death they decide to head home, and consider themselves lucky to survive. In the middle of the night Matt notices a change within himself. He has gained the power to create fire out of thin air and manipulate it to his will. The more he uses this new power, a callous and hubristic begins to take hold of him. After Matt attacks those close to him, he is randomly transported to Meso-America, by an unseen force, where he comes across an emblem which causes him to come back to his good senses. Meanwhile, we learn a separated piece of the meteor has affected others as well, through a change reaction. The world is introduced to it's first super villain, Bulldozer, a felon turned Minotaur out to destroy everything in it's path.