That's what I thought. The guys didn't have true variable-grenades at all.
It's still hot, and there are carbon isotopes everywhere. They were using fullerened anti-matter. Once the matrix lets go, it all goes. No half-measures.
Honey, don't you have fullerened anti-matter in your epaulets?
Yeah. What's your point?
The pot's calling the kettle black.
The pot is smarter than the kettle. The kettle, in this case, is not "black." It is a diffuse cloud of radioactive meat-vapor.