Sportsmaster demanded an audience before the Light and requested that the group pay reparations for Artemis's "death". The Light proposed a substantial monetary sum, but Sportsmaster refused the compensation—a pay-off would damage his reputation. He instead demanded Aqualad's demise. When his entreaty was denied, he attacked Black Manta, but the assassination attempt was foiled by their new enforcer, Deathstroke. He escaped via helicopter, with Cheshire as the pilot. As they flew off to safety, he told her that protocols had to be followed while she wordlessly glared at him.