The Deviants live up to their name by devising an energy bomb that they plan to launch spaceward at the Celestial mothership.
NASA, under orders of the US President, send a shuttle into orbit to spy on the giant Celestial ship.
Sprite, who hadn't joined the Uni-Mind along with the rest of the Eternals monitors the Deviants' bomb on its trajectory with terror. In his desperation at the fact that Olympia is totally deserted, Sprite turns to the "Forgotten One", a banished Eternal who once performed legendary feats in the history of mankind, under many names.
Soon three sets of space-farers are en route to the Celestial vessel; Deviants, Homo Sapiens and Eternal. The One Above All, the supreme Celestial performs an act of whimsy on his part and switches the occupants of each ship.
The Deviants appear in the NASA space shuttle. The humans end up in the Eternal craft, and the Forgotten One is teleported aboard the space bomb, where he can fulfill one last act of heroism to defuse the device before detonation.