Where Townsville once stood, only ruins now remain. Blazer looks grimly down at the ruins of the city he once defended with his powers as a Rowdyruff Boy, but has now oblitherated with his new powers as the Powerpuff Paragon of Destruction. Blackheart appears next to Blazer, looking sadly at him.
"This is what you are afraid of happening, isn't it?" Blackheart asks. "Without any control over yourself, this is what awaits Townsville if you try to go back. You have to train harder with Neville and Lillum; they can help you."
"Isn't it already too late for that?" Blazer responds with a question of his own, looking forlorn. "Townsville's completely gone; I made sure of that."
"What, you mean this illusory Townsville?" Blackheart says, smiling reassuringly at Blazer. "Not to worry, you haven't destroyed any actual cities. Not yet anyway."
Blazer looks confused. "Wait what? You're telling me this isn't real? Am I dreaming?"
"No, this isn't a dream. It's more like a projection, kinda like your training room is able to create." Blackheart starts to explain. "Any actions you take here will not have any lasting consequences. It's a power I have as the Powerpuff Paragon of Shadow."
"Even still, witnessing Townsville's end at my own hands... it's still not easy to look at." Blazer replies, lowering his head. When he does, he sees a glowing spot in the ruins, constantly changing color as it bursts out of the rubble in a flash, flying up to Blazer and staring right at him!"
Blackheart looks completely shocked by what she is seeing. "What? How did he survive that?"
"I'm a lot tougher than I look, and I look pretty tough already!" Beefcake says, staring right at Blazer the whole time he is answering Blackheart. "Do you know how many minutes it's going to take me to put Townsville back together again after what you did to it Blazer?"
"No, I get it now. This Townsville isn't real..." Blazer looks at Beefcake and frowns. "...and neither are you."
"Not real eh?" Beefcake asks, smirking. "If I weren't real, could I do this?" Beefcake then slams his hands together, creating a thunderous wave that blows Blazer backward, but he is quick to recover.
"Blazer, something's wrong. Beefcake is supposed to be part of the illusion, but he's still here." Blackheart warns her fellow Paragon. "He is actually a fusion of the fusions of the Powerpuff Girls, the Rowdyruff Boys, and the Powerpunk Girls."
"That's right, no matter what kind of new power you have now, you're still no match for me!" Beefcake boasts, flexing his arms at Blazer and Blackheart. "So, which one of you wants to go first?"
"I'll handle this." Blazer says, glaring at Beefcake. "Not sure why three guys and six girls fuse into a guy, but he should still make a great practice dummy for my Paragon form."
"Let's see what you got then!" Beefcake makes the first move, rushing Blazer and attacking with a flurry of haymaker punches, all of which Blazer dodges and blocks while flying up with Beefcake. Blazer seemingly disappears as Beefcake throws another punch at him, reappearing behind Beefcake in a passive stance.
"Fusing nine Powerpuffs into one has resulted in an incredibly strong warrior, but even that can't compare to the power of a Paragon." Blazer explains to Beefcake. "Right now, I'm not just in my own world, I've been catapulted into my own universe. To think I could never reach this level of strength on my own; even I'm afraid of what I am capable of now."
"Then let's see how powerful you really are!" Beefcake shouts, firing his eyebeams at Blazer, who vanishes before they can hit him. Blazer reappears directly in front of Beefcake, disappearing again as the fusion Powerpuff throws a kick that hits thin air. "Cut it out! Fight me for real already!"
"If that's what you want." Blazer says, reappearing right where he was directly in front of Beefcake, now in a fighting stance. Beefcake throws a punch aimed at Blazer's head, and his fist collides with his target's face, sending a sonic boom reverberating all through the ruins of the city of Townsville!
Blazer doesn't even budge.
"Wh-what?!?" Beefcake pulls back his fist, realizing that his arm is suddenly on fire! As he blows on his arm to put it out, Blazer pokes Beefcake in the chest, which doesn't even look like a real attack, but it sends him flying back at high speed! Blazer disappears again, moving at such a high speed that Beefcake doesn't even see that Blazer is now right behind him, and attacks by placing a hand on Beefcake's shoulder.
Despite this looking like a harmless gesture, Beefcake cries out in pain and crashes down into the rubble below! Even Blackheart is surprised to see this happen. "Incredible! Blazer might even be more powerful than I am!" She says in awe.
"I gotta admit, I feel like I am starting to lose control again." Blazer replies, his fists trembling. "This power... it may be way too much for me!"
"That's funny, because I feel fine!" Blackheart and Blazer hear Beefcake say as he emerges from the ruins, still looking ready to fight. "That last move really knocked me for a loop, but I seem able to recover from injury a lot faster now!"
"So it would seem." Blazer says, smirking at Beefcake. "You may be an illusion created in my head, but I'd rather not just destroy you. You should go away, or disappear, or whatever while I can still maintain control over my actions."
"Yeah, I'm not gonna do that." Beefcake says, aiming his arms at Blazer as tremendous energy starts to build up around him. "Let's see if you can stand up to my best move!"
Blackheart gasps and prepares to raise a shield to protect Blazer, but Blazer raises his hand in protest, shaking his head. "No, let him fire."
"Blazer, this may only be an illusion, but it can still hurt you!" Blackheart starts to argue, but is quick to fly up higher to avoid what's coming. "Don't say I didn't warn you!"
"Ballistic Starburst Showstopper!" Beefcake shouts, firing a tremendous missile of multicolored energy at Blazer with a trail of light that changes colors rapidly. Blazer folds his arms and looks nonchalantly at the wave of devastation headed right for him...
"Warn me about what?" Blazer says as he flies right into the blast! Beefcake detonates the missile just as Blazer impacts with it, but is stunned when Blazer flies right through the explosion and delivers an explosive kick to Beefcake's head! An audible snap is heard as the fusion Powerpuff goes limp and collapses to the ground, his body paralyzed from the blow!
"How the heck did he do that?" Beefcake asks as Blazer raises one of his arms, producing a glowing ball of energy that he then tosses at Beefcake like a dodgeball. The ball explodes in a tremendous blast that dispells the illusory Townsville entirely, leaving Blazer and Blackheart standing in a plane of shadows in all directions.
"You destroyed the illusion." Blackheart says, looking a bit worried. "I didn't think you could destroy something that wasn't real in the first place."
"Why does it matter?" Blazer asks, looking confused. "It's not like I caused any actual damage, right?"
"It would seem there really was no way to separate Beefcake after all." Blackheart says, looking worried. "I would have thought that if he were destroyed, he would just become Beauty, Bigshot, and Bizarre again, but no you wiped him out completely!"
"Of course I did. I'm the Powerpuff Paragon of Destruction." Blazer reminds her.
"Indeed you are." Blackheart says with a nod. "Try and get some rest, okay? Train with Neville and Lillum as much as you can. With their help, you can control this power!"
"I just want it gone." Blazer says, looking sad. "This Paragon form has done nothing but cause me problems. I'm better off without it."
"Trust me Blazer. Continue your training with the divines." Blackheart says, her body starting to fade into the shadows around them. "You can learn to do more than just control your Paragon form, but you have to be willing to learn."
As Blackheart disappears completely, Blazer finds himself back in the strange realm that Neville and Lillum call their home. "Do more than just control my Paragon form? Is that possible?" Blazer wonders to himself aloud. A look of determination appears on his face. "All right! No matter what, I'm going to do more than take control of myself as the Powerpuff Paragon of Destruction! I will rise above it if I have to!
"Good, you're awake." Neville says, handing Blazer an orange cloaked robe with a black trim. "My wife took the liberty of making some clean clothes for you to wear today, so get changed and meet us when you're ready."
"Yes sir!" Blazer says, nodding as he takes the robe from the archangel, prepared for his second day of training as the Powerpuff Paragon of Destruction.