David Haller is being interrogated by government officials who believe he may be the most powerful mutant discovered. He explains that he was diagnosed as schizophrenic when he was young, and was taken to Clockworks Psychiatric Hospital after attempting to commit suicide. He spent six years as a patient there, during which time he met Sydney "Syd" Barrett, a girl who refused to be touched. She agreed to be his girlfriend, but was eventually discharged from the hospital. Before she left, Haller kissed her goodbye, causing their minds to switch bodies. Losing control, Syd unleashed abilities from Haller's body that killed his friend Lenny Busker and trapped the other patients in their rooms. Haller was evacuated in Syd's body. Later, Haller's body returned to him, and he went looking for Syd. Haller found himself being chased by two people until he was captured by the government. Now those two people, Ptonomy Wallace and Kerry Loudermilk, break into the government facility with Syd to rescue Haller and take him to Melanie Bird.