It's Duvivier's mother's death actually, which makes it no less douchy. Fun fact: There's a seven-chapter Fallen Heroes book 0 I wrote many years ago which tells the story of the Station A-12 Debacle. It's not up to my current quality standards so I've written book 1 in such a way that those early chapters can be skipped. Some interesting things do happen in it, though. Tony Q starts off as an arrogant jerk who fully expects he can save the day despite the limitations of being stripped of his powers, an illusion shattered halfway through the story when he receives a nasty phaser injury in a brazen attempt to save a colleague. So Tony has had quite a few lessons in humility at this point, which, in my humble view as vapid author wannabe, has made him more relatable than he was at the onset of his character arc.