Rip discovered that the invention he was currently working on was a success when Booster Gold came knocking on his door courtesy of Jack Soo, a friend and employee of Booster. Traveling to the future to save the hero he came to learn of the horrors to come and began obsessing over how to save the world from nuclear war. Finding little help from the rest of the heroes it became clear that Rip would have to take matters into his own hands. He's harsher to others but he does have regrets over his behavior.
What Happened?: His fate is a little vague at the end since another mini series was planned but never released. In the proposal for the comic Chronos one of events the lead character was going to do was tie up that loose end. Though Rip made an appearance in the comic that storyline never saw print inside the series as the writer pulled the plug.