Cockroaches is an arc from the Worm series. It is preceded by Extinction and followed by Venom.


Taylor wakes up in hospital, fully healed, but finds humanity in a much worse state than she left it. After the disaster at the oil rig, defending forces have more or less given up on defeating Scion, and new problems have arisen, ranging from infighting among refugee groups to the presence of multiple Endbringers.

Determined not to let humanity go out with a whimper, Taylor assembles a small squad of known assets, starting with the Undersiders and Defiant, to find and apply solutions wherever possible. In the process, however, they discover new assets as well- ones whose power serves to rally the remaining parahumans to try again.