The Morthren build a machine that allows them to tap into human computer systems, download their data, and kill the operator. Sadly for them, this formidable weapon backfires on them and maims Kemo, its creator. As the Morthren have no tolerance for imperfection, Kemo is sentenced to death. His accident has left him with human emotions, though, and he rebels and escapes. With the help of Kincaid, he destroys the weapon and wanders off into the sunset.