Since the murder weapons had been his technology and the public was beginning to turn on him, Joseph Vengerov threw a comet off target and straight towards earth.
He then stole credit for saving the world once Medusa destroyed the comet
Tom visits his mom, originally not trying to stay too long. However, he is soon kidnapped by Vengerov.
Tom is shipped off into space with no other human company, other than the occasional visit from Vengerov. Consequently, his brain creates this alternate personality, Vanya, who begins to take over his mind and memories.
Once Tom returns to Earth, he finds that 15 months has passed and everyone is under Vengerov's control. Due to their outdated neural processors, he and what's left of the combatants are able to form a plan to defeat Vengerov. However, not all goes as planned, yet because of Blackburn's sacrifice, they are able to be victorious.
Soon after the defeat of Vengerov, the world enters a golden age of technological process. Corrupt government representatives and Coalition CEOs have been jailed or outright shunned by the entire world, neural processors are creating better versions of the people all over the world, whether it's through education or self-evaluation, andby the time Tom and Vik turn 20, they both have been deemed the first men on Mars, and their first words are "Kapow! I'm on Mars!".