The scene opens up with Max and Steel doing a training session devised by Berto. At the end of it, Max realizes that he needs to improve his speed. Steel goes sneaking off and ends up trying to get answers out of the 3 captured Elementors about who he is and where he comes from. Dredd tells the last and most powerful of them all - Air Elementor the secret location of N-Tek. He shows up and knocks N-Tek and Max around for awhile. Max finally subdues him, but the audience later learns that it was his plan to get captured all along. Forge gets mad at Steel and orders Jefferson to throw him in the brig, but is interrupted by sirens & warning lights in the base. Air Elementor breaks out and than releases Fire, Earth and Water Elementors. Through an accident all four of them merge into one being.
16 year old Maxwell "Max" McGrath is thrown into a new life after moving with his mother to the small city of Copper Canyon. There he meets new friends, bullies, and super-villains hunting him for his TURBO energy.
Max must now join N-TECH, a secret organization his late father Jim McGrath started, to defeat Trans-Human Industries from taking over the galaxy with their sinister leader Miles Dredd. Max's powers are hidden and regulated with the aid of his Ultra-Link friend Steel, who is a project of his father, to prevent Max from going critical and Steel transforms into Max's multiple armors for whatever terrain battle is present.
Along the way, with the aid of N-TEK led by Max's uncle Ferrus, both will uncover the mystery behind many of Steel's lost memories and what really happened to Max's dad.