"It is revealed how Drax the Destroyer ended up in Nova Corps custody after he saved some prisoners from Ronan the Accuser."
Tropes featured in the episode:
- Cover Innocent Eyes and Ears: Just before Drax slaughters a room full of guards, he tells the little girl on his back to cover her eyes.
- Gladiator Games: Drax is introduced fighting in Ronan's games. The winner gets to serve as his right hand, while the losers get to be slave labor.
- Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Drax, especially his decision to spare the child's father in gladiatorial battle in spite of his bloodthirsty tendency.
- Know When to Fold 'Em: Ronan decides against engaging the Nova Corps when Drax pilots a slave transport to one of their outposts. A few lost slaves isn't worth the trouble of picking a fight with them.
- Pet the Dog: Drax gives up a shot at Ronan and turns himself into the Nova Corps to save a transport full of slaves.