Let me take a guess at his Super Hero Identities: Dieu Deux, Pelican Patrol, The Contagious Thriller Dancer, and Shamanticore!
My guess: The Contagious Thriller Dancer. Score: 0 out of 4!
My guess: Shamanticore! Ding ding ding! Score: 1 out of 4!
My guess: Pelican Patrol. Judges? Score: 1.5 out of 4! Yes!
My guess: Dieu Deux. I like mine better! Final Score: 1.5 out of 4! Not bad!
He thinks his normal identity is worse than when he became Rancid Ninja?
Nelson also visits Darren in the hospital and finds out that Darren got his ass beat by a bunch of guys he was supposed to meet. They were going to rob someone that night but it never happened. Darren tells Nelson who they were supposed to rob, so Nelson decides he'll check it out tonight as a super hero and see if he can't find a way to help out Darren.
Nelson transforms into Ctrl-Alt-Delete and searches the apartment that was meant to be robbed. While doing so, he bumps into Manteau who attacks him believing he's one of the bad guys. Or maybe Manteau is one of the bad guys. I'm pretty sure this is one of those miscommunication fights though.
What the fuck is he winking at?!
Luckily, the reboot only seems to affect Manteau.
Meanwhile at the bad guy's headquarters, Ex Nihilo ("out of nothing") is busy talking to Vernon about finishing off Darren. X.N. (Ex Nihilo!) wants to send a super villain to do it, so he decides he's going to let The Owner free and send him. But The Owner has already freed himself. He lets Ex Nihilo know that he has never been his prisoner and that X.N. can never force him to do something he doesn't want to do. But The Owner wants X.N. to be successful in whatever endeavor he's currently set for himself. The Owner heads out to kill Darren.
Oh look! There he is killing him now!
Fuck. That's just a bit on the opposite side of fast.
The fight between The Iron Snail and The Squid is a stalemate with neither one really able to hurt the other. But The Iron Snail suddenly feels the coming onset of normality and turns snail trail tail to run. The Squid commands Vernon and the crew to see where he goes but they lose him because Darren transforms and gets in a cab before they see his real self. The Squid commands them to follow the taxi and figure out what's going on.
They don't know what's going on with Nelson but I learn a little bit about what Ex Nihilo and his gang are doing. Something is "touching" people in the city and putting them into comas. Whatever it is, Ex Nihilo and The Squid want it, whatever it is, to come back. Ex Nihilo has his thugs search the apartments of people who fall into this strange coma to find documents and clues as to what they were doing that might have gotten them close enough for this thing to touch them. They are doing research to help bring it forward. Sounds a little Lovecraftian.
When Darren arrives at his apartment, he finds Manteau waiting for him.
Does everybody know about the phone booth?