#12: Recent issues revealed how Dr. Shin was partly responsible for much of the tragedy in Arthur's life, albeit misguidedly and accidentally. However, Aquaman observes as Black Manta finds the Scepter of Atlantis and holds Dr. Shin captive. Arthur has a brief flashback to when Dr. Shin helped him learn how to use his powers, encouraging him to swim in a tank full of fish.
Dr. Shin: Arthur, you can do this!
Arthur: I don't want to be in there with them.
Dr. Shin: They won't hurt you, Arthur. They'll help you when you ask them to. They're your friends, just like I am.
- Arthur proceeds to kill Black Manta's henchmen before they can hurt Shin.