-> Directed by Joaquim Dos Santos
-> Story by Stan Berkowitz
-> Teleplay by Robert Goodman
When Black Canary discovers that her old mentor, Wildcat, is participating in Roulette's Meta-Brawls, she enlists Green Arrow's help in getting the old fighter to stop.
!!This episode contains examples of:
* TenMinuteRetirement: Discussed. Roulette is certain that Wildcat will return despite his posturing,.
* AbsenteeActor: Try just about everyone. J'onn makes a quick cameo at the very end, but everyone else is absent.
* AlwaysSomeoneBetter: Being surrounded by those with powers or younger BadassNormal heroes has led Wildcat down this path.
* BadassGrandpa: Deconstructed with Wildcat. He can still fight, but he believes the League is deliberately minimizing him due to his age and resents being more of a babysitter to newer heroes than anything else. He got involved with Roulette's Meta-Brawl to prove he still has what it takes.
* BatmanGambit: Green Arrow knows Wildcat will never stop with the brawls until he thinks he's killed someone. He ensures he'll be in the ring and then goads the older hero into not holding back.
-->"I don't have any powers, and you're still too old to knock me out."
* BetweenMyLegs: Black Canary, like usual. It happens at least three times in this episode.
* BrickJoke: Green Arrow had to pay a lot of money to get those scalped tickets. At the end of the episode, he invites her to coffee and tells her she's buying.
* DudeWheresMyRespect: Wildcat bemoans that he trained a number of younger heroes (including teaching Batman how to box), but he gets no credit for his work and is being pushed aside for those with powers.
* FakingTheDead: Green Arrow's plan, though he still suffers a number of injuries for his trouble.
* LoopholeAbuse: When confronted by Black Canary, Wildcat defends his taking part in the fights by saying he's fighting villains who actually deserve a good pounding. Even Roulette calls him on this trope.
* MentorArchetype: Wildcat was this to Black Canary and a number of others in the League.
* MistakenForRomance: Initially Green Arrow presumes Canary and Wildcat have a romantic relationship and is visible disappointed. Canary explains him that she sees Wildcat as a mentor and second father, not a romantic interest.
* MyGodWhatHaveIDone: Wildcat after he thinks he's killed Green Arrow.
* NoHoldsBarredBeatdown: All of the Wildcat fights.
* ShipTease: Black Canary and Green Arrow. As the episode goes on, he accuses her of only expressing interest in him to get his help on this case. She says that's not entirely true.
* SupermanStaysOutOfGotham: None of the League's heavy-hitters take part this time since, as demonstrated by Black Canary's final sonic scream, they could easily dismantle Roulette's operation.
* ThereAreNoTherapists: Averted. While Black Canary believes that Wildcat wants to change, she arranged for sessions with J'onn so he can work through his issues.
-->'''Wildcat:''' Believe me, fighting is nowhere near as tough as this is gonna be.
* UnstoppableRage: Deconstructed when Wildcat thinks he beat Green Arrow to death.
* WhatTheHellHero: When it looks like Green Arrow's been killed, Black Canary punches Wildcat.
-->'''Wildcat:''' Fighting is what I do, all right? It's all I was ever good at and still good at. I'm Wildcat, the guy who fights. That's what I am.\\
'''Black Canary:''' You're so much more than that.