Kyle Rayner and Wonder Woman mock battle in Gateway City. She allows him to win, so that she can trick a group of criminals into thinking she is gone. She knows that a pair of Khunds and a Sychian woman plan to loot Dyna Tech Labs.
During battle, the Sychian detonates a warp device, which Wonder Woman smothers. Wonder Woman tells Kyle that he must never hesitate in battle, not even against a woman.