Doctor Dinosaur, Polar Ripple, Enigma, and Fortress – all paranormals in the Rochester area – receive a mysterious summons. They are to arrive at Mid-Town Plaza at 8pm on March 5, 1999. They arrive individually and are met by Richard ‘Rich’ Caniglia.
Rich explains that his patron is attempting to build the world’s first super team. The assembled paranormals are invited to join this team.
After meeting the CEO of PSI they sign the very generous contracts and become the Paragons. The new team makes arrangements to move into the tower.
On March 6, 1999 the team meets for a press conference outside of city hall. The citizens seem enthusiastic about having the Paragons operating in Rochester.
As the Q&A portion of the conference was underway a distortion appeared on stage. It grew in intensity until a figure was standing there. This being called himself the Backwards Man and seemed to know the Paragons. The Paragons don’t recognize him and in frustration he attacks them.
The Backwards Man is quickly defeated and then vanishes.
Later in the night Doctor Dinosaur takes his latest invention to Strong Hospital and uses it three times before it shorts out….. but each time he brought a recently deceased person back to life.