in May 2016, Lexi Reed graduated from Z-Tech Prodigy School. Soon after, she found out that her uncle, Victor Krane, had escaped from Donald Davenport's space colony. Lexi contacted Krane, and they went undercover in San Fransico. There, they were able to recreate the Triton app.
Even though Krane was defeated, The Elite Force was unaware that Lexi activated the Triton App, and placed the entire Bionic Academy under her command. Lexi used them to take over all of California, and made Los Angeles her capital. Thus, the Lexian Empire was founded.