As Lex plays the recording back (with Powergirl's name in place of Superman) everyone turns to look at Flashman. Magog's face turns icy with fury and his bionic eye flashes as it analyzes what kind of physial threat the salesman supreme might present in a fight.
Flashman instead smiles. "Really, you're going to believe that? If I actually thought someone was intelligent enough to infer something from my actions...would I then confirm it? That's a bit like saying I believe you're smart, but I'm going to treat you like an idiot."
Gesturing toward Talionis. "He claims I am behind some sort of criminal activity, but all he can offer is an audio recording
generated by his battlesuit. I don't know abut you, but I would think that a person capable of designing and building a technological marvel capable of flight, energy projection and protective qualities would be capable of computer simulated voice mimicry."
Warming to the subject Flashman shakes his head and looks saddened. "I mean, think about it...if he wasn't jealous of the fact that I'm using my political savvy to assist Magog's team and not his, why would he be so anxious to discredit me? Why would his team have assaulted me at my place of business?"
"Why? I think there's only one real explanation why." Flashman hesitates for a moment, his face momentarily going slack, his eyes blank...then he shakes it off. "The reason is it didn't matter to me who I manipulated. I simply want power and Magog or Lex Talionis, one pawn is as good as another honestly."
Cat Grant's eyes light up at Flashman's unexpected confession. "Really? And tell me Mr. Flashman, is there evidence of your wrongdoing?"
"Of course. You see back when I led the Secret Society, I appropriated some advanced technology from the Thinker that allows me to contact certain metahuman criminal elements. while it's keyed to my brainwaves, I'm certain a computer genius like Calculator or Brainiac or the like could download the digital record of my wrongdoing."
Suddenly Flashman seems to come to his senses and slaps his hand over his mouth, his eyes wide with panic.
Magog looks at Lex Talionis and grunts. "You want to look for his stolen technology or should I? Either way he's going to prison. The Thinker will probably sue him for theft of both property and intellectual property anyway.
Cat Grant meanwhile has gone back to live camera, reporting the shocking confession of Funky Flashman to criminal conspiracy.
WTF?? Plot twist or did Flashman's will just...break?