Stormwatch head to the Moon to confront Defile, only to have the battle go badly for them. Team leader Diva is killed, and Strafe (Malcom King, the brother of Batallion and son of Despot) is brainwashed by Despot. Stormwatch retreat back to Skywatch, but the Warguard follow, and crash the station into the earth. Batallion, brought one year into the future by Timespan, fights alongside the Surviving Stormwatch members, only to be brought back to his own time to prepare for that day. That time's Batallion, who had faked his death six months previously, returned to fight Despot. Despot is eventually defeated when Spartan sacrifices himself to channel the New York power grid though himself into Despot.