“I’ll turn this place into a desert!” Fear unleashes his first weapon: the ability to increase soil salinity, which turns lush places into food deserts. “Try fighting me now!” The supervillain is sure that he just crippled GMO. He believes this fight will be easier now, and he is more confident of his victory. “Useless! GMOs thrive where nothing else will!” GMO’s shield protects her from the sandstorm. She explains that GMOs are engineered to grow where soil resources have been depleted.