Mario Bravado is the tenth episode of Slugterra. It originally aired on November 1st, 2012.
Pronto is thrown in jail on trumped-up charges by a corrupt judge, and the only chance to break him out is Eli making a one-in-a-million trick shot. Only one slinger in all of Slugterra can help Eli make a shot like that—Mario Bravado. Finding the formerly-great-but-now-washed-up Mario is easy. Getting him to help is something else entirely.
Pronto steals chewing gum from Trixie, not knowing that it tastes like rotten fish, and spits it out on the sidewalk. He gets arrested for doing so, since it is illegal to spit in that part of town. Pronto is taken to court, and is sentenced to 50 years of hard labour. Eli realizes that this is unfair judgement, and tries to reason with Judge Logan, but it doesn't work. They come to know that the judge works for Dr. Blakk, and sends prisoners to work for him. To get Pronto out, Eli has to make a really crazy trick shot. When the plan fails miserably, Kord remembers a trick shot slinger named Mario Bravado. Mario used to be very famous and even had his own T.V. show. Apparently, Mario went out of business and now is a pizza shop keeper. Eli goes to him for help, but he disagrees. Mario explains that Dr. Blakk asked him to join him, but Mario doesn't want to. Blakk challenged him to a duel and Mario lost. He was never allowed to sling a Slug again.
- Eli Shane
- Kord Zane
- Judge Logan
- Mario Bravado
- Dr. Blakk (Appears in flashback(s))
- Will Shane (Mentioned only)