Darkseid became aware of a powerful sword that was about to land in Metron hands, and sent his minion Infernus to fetch it. Infernus overtook Fastbak, but he managed to open a Boom Tube and send the sword to Earth. Later Infernus tracked down Hedley, and fearing to report failure to Darkseid, because that would mean death, he attacked Hedley. Orion showed up and defeated Infernus, yelling at him for daring to use his god powers against a mortal.