Pain and Panic unveil the Kronos Stone – something Kronos coughed up when he spat out the gods, which is deadly to gods and potent to demigods. Hades plans to use the Kronos Stone to put all the gods but him to eternal sleep, with Icarus portraying him at the Drama Festival where all gods will be attending. Fortunately, Hercules finds out that Icarus has been visiting Hades in the Underworld to get into character, and grows even more suspicious at finding Pain and Panic at the festival. He soon realizes that Icarus' mask is made from the Kronos Stone, and forces Icarus to take off the mask as the gods are asleep. Hercules tosses it straight at Hades, who takes out his anger on Pain and Panic.
- The Kronos Stone is a reference to Kryptonite, the fatal weakness of DC Comics superhero Superman. It may also be a reference to the stone offered to Kronos intended to prevent him from swallowing the infant Zeus, which would lead to his eventual downfall.