His only possibility of potentially acquiring powers is to fall into toxic waste (which is just as likely to kill him).At the end of his first day at high school, the Commander entrusts him with the 'key' to the family's Secret Sanctum (after promising that he will never bring anyone else there); the place where all the family's trophies of past victories are kept, including a strange device called the "Pacifier".Layla meets up with Warren Peace at the restaurant, and eventually the two end up forming a sort of alliance, designed to get back at Will and make him jealous of them as a 'couple'.Gwen meets the Strongholds and invites them to be the recipients of the very first Hero of the Year Award, which will be presented at the Sky High Homecoming Dance.Jetstream goes to him, only to find a crying infant under the clothes. However, his heroic moment is cut short when he is hit by the Pacifier's ray and begins shrinking into a baby. Medulla obliviously re-enters the Gym and is consequently turned into a baby, as well.Jetstream takes off toward Royal Pain but is also zapped. The students begin panicing while the now diapered heroes sit on the ground, helpless.
He also tries to reconcile with Layla to no avail, and decides not to go to the dance after all.The Commander tells Will about how the Pacifier was taken from an arch-enemy supervillain named Royal Pain, but little else is mentioned of Royal Pain's demise or the Pacifier's powers.Later in the evening, Layla meets Will on the roof of his house and comforts him about his situation.The sidekicks are trained in Hero Support class by a retired sidekick who had once worked with the Commander, but is unknown to Will since his parents had never made mention of him.Will finally reveals to his father that he is only a sidekick and admits that he has no superpowers, but his father still maintains the belief that he will yet turn out to be a great superhero.