Soaring through the dragon-shaped hole in the roof, Eclipse was soon out in the open air. This was no mere battle, there was too much at stake. This was a war. This was an invasion. The Skrulls had to be stopped, no matter the cost. Spotting a particularly large Skrull warship, Jason pointed his fingertips towards it and sped through the air like a bullet. Having attached a gravity anchor to the ship, when he finally made contact with it the hulking war machine took it hard, the power of gravity repulsing it away. There were no ships nearby, but the Teen Wonder soon changed that. Holding the flat of his hand against the hull of the ship, Eclipse concentrated and surrounded the entire thing in a bright red light, teleporting it into the midst of a few smaller ships. Teleporting himself to safety, the young hero grinned with satisfaction as, with two simple moves, he had caused one of the most devastating Skrull weapon-ships to explode, taking some of the grunts with it. Focusing on the gravitational field of the destroyed ships, he flipped the figurative off-switch, so the debris floated in the air. Plummeting towards ground himself instead, Eclipse held his right hand behind his head and focused. Reaching the ground, he slammed his crescent-marked palm against the Earth. A gravitational pulse was created. This invisible field would cause all of the Skrull battleships to float in the air, rather than crash to the ground below, when destroyed.
"Mr. Eclipse, sir!" A voice called over Jason's communicator.
"Jeez, make one heroic speech and suddenly everyone calls you sir..." Eclipse shook his head, before answering the call. "This is Eclipse."
"Sir, this is Brian Walsh, from engineering. War Killer and our primary Champions squad went on a mission to Alaska in our best jet. I was trying to find it, to help in the battle, when I realized they hadn't called anything in or reported back. I suspect the Alaska mission may have been a trap, sir."
"I agree with you, Brian." Jason nodded, leaping into the air and letting his gravitational control pull him through the sky, taking down the occasional battleship as he did so. "Send their target location to my communicator, I'll track them down."
"Already done, sir."
Once the location had been loaded onto his communicator, Eclipse stopped flying and teleported immediately to the location. As he arrived, he spotted Slight heading the opposite way and Charles standing on the ground, surrounded by a few Skrulls in his uniform. Turning off his gravity control, Jason fell from the sky above and headed straight for War Killer. Nearing the squad leader, the Fundamentalist outcast raised his knees, slamming them into War Killer's chest and knocking him onto his back, while Eclipse pinned his shoulders to the ground with his knees, his back rigid and hands clenched into fists, ready to beat the hell out of the possible imposter. "Tell me something only Charles would know." Jason snapped as his maybe-friend gasped for breath.
"I don't... I uh... What?" War Killer panted, shaking his head as if he were trying to rid it of water.
"What are your feelings for Fulcrum?" Eclipse asked coldly, raising his fist higher in the air threateningly.
"What!?" Charles shouted, blushing furiously. "She's a friend! A good friend! What do you mean, 'feelings'? She's a... She's..." He stopped stammering as he noticed that Jason had stood up with a grin on his face, offering a helping hand to War Killer so he could get back to his feet.
"Only you would react like that to that sort of question, a Skrull would just give a straight forward answer." Eclipse patted his friend on the back, handing him his shield. "I need you and the rest of the Champions to get back to the Tower. This whole Alaska thing was just a distraction, this is a full blown invasion we're dealing with here. They replaced Mistress Redhead and god knows who else..."
"Charge Up?" Charles suggested, pointing to a figure on a hill. There, clear as day, was a Skrull dressed as Charge Up, commanding that they drop their weapons or else her squad would open fire.
With a bit of quick thinking, Eclipse sent out a electromagnetic wave, scouting for the electronic signatures of the Champions in the area. This feature was something he had added, in case he needed to pull off such a stunt in an emergency. Finding all of the frequences but Cly and Esmerelda, Jason sent another electromagnetic pulse, this time teleporting each Champion in the area back into the jet they used to arrive. War Killer, Hotaru and Warrior Guyver X all instantly found themselves safe in the jet. "I need you three to get back to Champion Tower and help out, this is a full blown invasion and the troops have arrived. Before not it was mind-games, playing with our heads and breaking the trust we have for one another. Now they're just here to kill us all. Go now. I'll find Cly and hold off the Skrulls here. Sorry for being so blunt, but I made an epic speech earlier so I'm tired of talking. Go save the world, heroes." Teleporting back out of the plane, Eclipse telekinetically hurled the jet high into the air, safe from the wrath of the Charge Up impersonator and her lackies.
"CLY!" He bellowed, taking to the sky in an attempt to find the dragon rider. After a bit of searching with his eyes, Jason found Cly, kneeling next to a bit, which appeared to contain... "Oh, crap." Eclipse flew straight down, landing next to his fellow Champion and former Titan. In the pit full of traps before them was Esmerelda. But the heroes didn't have time to do anything, as suddenly the Charge Up imposter appeared, along with her Skrull body-guards, each of whom appeared to have the head of Andferne, the legs of ReEnforcer, the claws of Hunter and the torso of Warsman. Getting to their feet, Eclipse and Cly stood back to back, one wielding a sword that could cut through anything, while the other, for one of the first times in his life, wielded nothing but his fists. As 'Charge Up' and her Skrull cohorts began to charge, Eclipse focused on the traps restraining Esmerelda and tried to break through them with his gravitational and electromagnetic powers...