Energize captured Photon, and a stunned Phenomenon and Prodigy attempted to take Energize into custody. Energize easily defeated them by draining their energy and sending them into comas.Phenomenon became a member of The New Guard and assisted in the cleanup of New Rossco City. During this rebuild, he encountered the villain calling himself Hell. Despite his best attempts to fight Hell and buy his team more time, Hell was too strong and killed Phenomenon in mere moments.
Phenomenon wielded light-based powers, including flight and the ability to project lasers.