Captured, Black Manta admits to killing the Wonder Scouts, confessing that he struck a deal with a demon who promised to make him human again as a reward. Wonder Woman and Aquaman set out to find the demon but are captured by him instead. They are shocked to discover that he is really Triton, son of Poseidon, not dead as once believed but stripped of his godhood as punishment for trying to overthrow his father. He reveals that the slaughter of Diana's surrogates was a ploy to lure the Amazon and the Atlantean to him so that he could enact revenge on each for past transgressions. Angered, Wonder Woman slays Triton by snapping his neck.