Additional cast: Dylan Neal as Young Jonathan Power
CONTINUED FROM PART ONE.... Dr. Stuart Power arrives at Volcania in compliance to Taggart's ultimatum. At Powerbase, Hawk is unaware that Dr. Power has left. Hawk's voice activates Mentor. Seeing Mentor for the first time, Hawk notices that Mentor looks just like Dr. Power. Mentor states that Dr. Power's stated purpose in creating the Mentor computer was to insure his son would never be without him. This ominous message arouses Hawk's concern for Dr. Power. Mentor reveals the Powersuits to Hawk along with a taped message from Dr. Power explaining what has happened. Deep inside Volcania, a captured Jon Power meets Soaron face to face. Fearless, Jon questions Soaron about his origin. Soaron begins to explain, but catches himself mid-sentence. Soaron beckons Jon to come with him. Returning to Powerbase, Mentor explains the Powersuits to Hawk - including the fact that the suits are untested, and that there is a 50% chance of death upon activation. At Volcania, Taggart and Dr. Power face off. Taggart brags of his power and technical break throughs. Taggart tries to persuade Dr. Power to join his cause. Irrationally zealous, Taggart tries to appeal to the friendship Dr. Power and he once shared. Taggart still has a music box given to him by Jon and Dr. Power as a birthday gift years before. Taggart opens the box and a tune echos within the chamber. Dr. Power hopelessly tries to convince Taggart that the friend he knew would not have ordered the slaughter of millions of people. Dr. Power tries to probe Taggart for some vestige of humanity. Taggart is too far gone. Finally, Jon is brought into the room. At Powerbase, Hawk decides to risk his own life and attempt to activate a Powersuit so that he can try to rescue Jon and Dr. Power. Hawk is successful. In the words of Mentor, "and so it begins." Hawk flies toward Volcania using the flying power of his new Powersuit. At Volcania, Taggart finally reveals what he wants from Dr. Power: For Dr. Power to merge with Overmind as he did. Dr. Power says he'll cooperate only if Taggart releases Jon. Taggart learns that an unidentified craft (Hawk) is heading toward Volcania. Taggart sends Soaron to intercept it. Hawk gets to test his Powersuit in battle against Soaron. They are too evenly matched and the fight is a stand-off. At Volcania, Dr. Power agrees to Taggart's demands. Taggart agrees to free Jon - but first Dr. Power must reveal the location of Powerbase. Dr. Power tries to stall for time, but Taggart is not taken in by the subterfuge. Taggart decides that he is going to kill Jon as an example. As Taggart levels a blaster at Jon, Dr. Power attacks Taggart, knocking the blaster from Taggart's hand. Taggart and Dr. Power are at each other's throats in hand to hand combat. Jon tries to escape, but there are too many biomechs for Jon to overcome. Jon grabs Taggart's communicator and tries to radio for help. Hawk picks up the message and homes in. Soaron persists in his attack on Hawk. During the struggle between Dr. Power and Taggart, the controls to the magma flow that powers Volcania are damaged. A huge explosion results. Hawk wisks Jon away at the last second, but Dr. Power is killed. Taggart is maimed, but survives. The machines who serve Taggart have built a robotic body to repair Taggart's injuries. Now more machine than man, Taggart is no more, and Lord Dread is born. We snap back to the present. Dread is aboard the Dread Jet with Laccki, and Soaron is flying alongside. They are still a few minutes away from Captain Power, who is still at his father's grave. Dread observes and listens to Captain Power lamenting his father's death. Captain Power begins to leave, and Laccki urges haste to catch Captain Power. Dread orders Soaron back to base. Dread does not attack. There still must be some compassion left within he who was once Lyman Taggart. Honoring his former friend, Dread leaves the music box we saw before at the grave. Dr. Power's tombstone bears the epitaph, "His light will never fade."
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