Almost two years since the Uprising, the world has drastically changed. Sophia has taken up the mantle of the world's champion superhero, Freedom. However due to her cryptic message to the United Nations the world is divided in regards to her role in it. To some, she is a beacon of hope, while others see her as a new global threat they must find a way to deal with. The aftermath of Peace's attempted takeover of the planet has given rise to superhuman boosting and genetic hate groups.
Seven years after the Judgment virus, also known as the EVO virus, infected the planet, a portion of the Earth's population of humans has died while another portion received powers and abilities. Superhumans now walk the Earth. Some use their abilities for good, taking up the mantle of heroes, while others become villains. The rest join and form superhuman military units within their respective countries, building toward another possible Cold War.
After spending four years on death row for the brutal murder of her husband, Sophia Dennison takes her final walk in the Mountain View Facility in Gatesville and is put to death by lethal injection at 12:00 a.m. Several hours after Sophia's execution, FBI agent Mark Armitage is called to investigate a serious disturbance at the prison. Upon arriving he finds the place a war zone. After being debriefed by his friend and partner, Dustin Mercer, he views the videotapes and learns that the source of the destruction is Sophia.
Laurence Danjuma was a young man on the straight and narrow, with hopes and dreams of making a better life for himself and the father who raised him. Fate and circumstance had a different idea in mind, breaking not just his body but his will. Now, as he's on the brink of death, an ancient power within his family's legacy awakens to both save his life and place him on the path to his destiny.