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


As the world reels from Scion's initial attacks, Taylor returns to Brockton Bay with Rachel to help with search and rescue. The apparent futility of her best efforts over the past years nearly sends Taylor into total despair, but Tattletale intervenes at a key moment by inviting her to a council of war.

In the face of an enemy who's never been defeated, the assembled representatives of the world's cape factions agree to desperate measures, including the release of strategic parahuman criminals from the Birdcage and other prisons. Together they stage an initial offensive, and achieve some successes, but at a high price.