This story was written by MachineWolf7
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Mark Surge had always believed he had been built with a flaw, and feared that he would one day fall to evil. He never understood that this Flaw had a mind of its own, and desired only two things: power, and Surge to accept it. Setting about its schemes when Surge was inactive, it sent out several probes through Makuhero City and the galaxy, finding the people who would become Von Nebulae, Witch Doctor and Fire Lord. Setting them up to function only one at a time, the Flaw set each villain up for defeat, knowing they could not succeed on their own.