Checkmate is drawn into the politics of Santa Prisca which appear to have been rigged against Bane. Friction begins to rise as the other three Royals suspect Waller has a hand in things she should not.
Checkmate [Black King [Taleb Beni Khalid]; Black King's Bishop [Shen Li Po]; Black King's Knight [Fire; Beatriz Da Costa]; Black Queen [Sasha Bordeaux]; Black Queen's Bishop [Jessica Midnight]; White King [Michael Holt; Mr. Terrific]; White King's Bishop [Thinker]; White King's Knight [Tommy Jagger]; White Queen [Amanda Waller]]; Judomaster [Rip Jagger] (flashback; cameo); Bane (villain); Colonel Computron (villain; corpse); Ramon Da Costa [also as Ramon Corvalho] (villain)
The Knights return from the botched mission, which puts Fire's future with the organization in jeopardy. The friction among the royals begins to move.