Oppenheimer manages to escape his body by hallucinating himself onto Tera 5. As a result, Oppenheimer renders himself an altered version of a SciFiMime, while still maintaining his superior imagination and incredible intellect.
Oppenheimer enables all of his senses in Minkles, allowing him the gift of mobility and speech. On Tera 5, Minkles finds solace with The Nova Family Bizarre, where he works as a stagehand, responsible for everything behind the scenes.
However, due to his caring altruistic nature, Minkles falls prey to a devious plan that ultimately destroys the Family, delivering him into the hands of the Disgustoid Cartel.
Forced once again into indentured servitude, Minkles is tasked to industrialize the harvesting and production of BONK for the Disgustoid Cartel, making him a slave to yet another master.
Although being free from his original body, Minkles is still a prisoner of his fragile psyche and deep-seated resentment and pain, which ultimately drives him into his radical transformation and evolution.