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Appearing in "Worse Things"

Reprint of the 1st story from
Avengers Arena #1

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Synopsis for "Worse Things"

Reprint of the 1st story from
Avengers Arena #1

16 super powered teens were taken by Arcade to Murderworld to fight each other to the death.

Arcade seems to have sufficient technology to physically capture and hold all 16 of them. After releasing them from stasis, some of the teens attacked Arcade but to no avail. The teens stopped when it appears that Arcade can't be defeated. Arcade instructs the teens that if they want to survive they will have to kill for it.

Arcade then decided to kill Hazmat who continues to openly defy Arcade. But Mettle, who is also Hazmat's boyfriend, sacrificed himself instead and was killed by Arcade.

Now, 15 teens remain, who will be the next to die?

Appearing in "Deadly Allies"

Reprint of the 1st story from
Avengers Arena #2

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Synopsis for "Deadly Allies"

Reprint of the 1st story from
Avengers Arena #2

As the games begin, Red Raven begins panicking from stress and tries to escape from the arena via flight only for her to be killed when an invisible force field breaks her neck and causes her to crash to the ground. Rebecca Ryker faces off against Hazmat and then fights Cammi soon after. Cammi gives her the nickname Death Locket. Throughout the first day, Death Locket remembers the past events that led to her origins. She joins the Braddock Academy group (consisting of Apex, Kid Briton, Anachronism, Bloodstone and Nara) despite death threats from Kid Briton and Nara. Death Locket started bonding with Apex as she introduces her to the rest of the Braddock Academy.

Appearing in "Earth Girls Aren't Easy"

Reprint of the 1st story from
Avengers Arena #3

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  • Unidentified cybernetic creature

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Synopsis for "Earth Girls Aren't Easy"

Reprint of the 1st story from
Avengers Arena #3

The young heroes sleep for the night, only to be stalked by an unidentified cybernetic creature. Juston is attacked and the Sentinel he is working on folds around him apparently crushing him. The story is told by Cammi, who is hunting the mysterious hunter. After a brief fight she teams up with Darkhawk to find the stalker. Cammi is ambushed by X-23 who has been hunting the mysterious stalker as well. Disappointed in herself, Cammi pushes herself into an intense training session. Darkhawk is seemingly injured by the cybernetic creature when it manipulates his armor and tears his transformation amulet from his chest, regressing him back to normal Christopher Powell.

Appearing in "The Survivor"

Reprint of the 1st story from
Avengers Arena #4

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Synopsis for "The Survivor"

Reprint of the 1st story from
Avengers Arena #4

After several days have passed in the arena, Arcade seemingly shuts off the food supply making survival more difficult. Chase and Nico manage to survive by creating a tree bearing magical fruit, but decided to team up with the children of the Avenger's Academy. The alliance stabilizes everyone until Reptil gets severely injured by a large blast of fire from the woods. X-23 and Hazmat blame Chase and promptly kill the fruit-bearing tree. Nico decided she couldn't trust Chase anymore and left him alone in the woods, where he stumbled upon Darkhawk's amulet. The amulet buries itself into his chest and transforms him into the new Darkhawk.

Appearing in "Born Leader"

Reprint of the 1st story from
Avengers Arena #5

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Synopsis for "Born Leader"

Reprint of the 1st story from
Avengers Arena #5

Further sparking enthusiasm, Arcade makes the weather conditions hazardous in Murderworld, but notes there are safe zones at the edge of each quadrant for the competitors to rest, as well as food and medicine in Quadrant 2. Nico saves Cammi from an avalanche by using a "snow globe" spell and Chase busts her free. As gratitude, she offers to teach them survival skills in exchange for some firepower. Cammi also notes the death toll is at four, with two officially dead and two missing. Meanwhile, there is discord in the Braddock Academy's ranks as Anachronism and Kid Briton get into an argument. An earthquake then separates Bloodstone and Anachronism from Apex, Nara, Kid Briton, and Death Locket. Hazmat and X-23 try to bring Reptil to the edge of quadrant 2 to get medical supplies for Reptil's burns. At that point, Reptil wakes up and Hazmat is overjoyed. When Hazmat and X-23 tell Reptil that Chase attacked him, Reptil clears Chase's reputation, saying that Death Locket was the one who attacked him. Meanwhile, Death Locket goes dormant as her cybernetics take over and she blasts Nara off a cliff and into the ocean. Kid Briton is enraged by this and tries to kill her until Apex orders him not to, revealing that she knew about his affair with Nara back at the Braddock Academy and that "we're here now and I'm done sharing".

Appearing in "Pawn Takes King"

Reprint of the 1st story from
Avengers Arena #6

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Synopsis for "Pawn Takes King"

Reprint of the 1st story from
Avengers Arena #6

Reptil, Hazmat, and X-23 are still trying to get to the edge of quadrant 2 for medical supplies. Reptil is finally feeling well enough to walk and shape-shift. Hazmat initially tells him not to expend any energy they have left and that they will leave no one behind. Just then, Hazmat activates a cloud of smoke, engulfing the three. When the smoke dissipates, it's revealed that the smoke is trigger scent and X-23 goes feral, attempting to kill Hazmat and Reptil. Reptil shapeshifts into a Pterodactyl and evacuates Hazmat away from X-23. Arcade then comments on how his new trigger scent was a success and how amazed he was that X-23 would kill anyone with it on them. Nara, Anachronism, and Bloodstone manage to survive falling into the chasm and come to the conclusion that Apex is manipulating Death Locket and Kid Briton to her own ends. The trio is then teleported by Arcade to the supply cache at Quadrant 2 just as Apex, Death Locket, and Kid Briton arrive. Nara and Apex start arguing and Apex confirms that she was the one who ordered Death Locket to attack Nara. Kid Briton tries to intervene as Nara continues calling him a "weak puppet." An irate Kid Briton attempts to kill Nara for insulting him only to be beheaded by Anachronism.

Appearing in "Rock Bottom"

Reprint of the 1st story from
Avengers Arena #7

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  • Arcade (Only in flashback) (Origin revealed)

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Synopsis for "Rock Bottom"

Reprint of the 1st story from
Avengers Arena #7

Arcade begins to reflect on the events that led up to him kidnapping the teenage superheroes. Throwing a party at his estate for his birthday, Arcade realized he was constantly made fun of by the super-villains community and was wounded by his new assistant Miss Coriander after having asked her to try to kill him. He then gives his Murder Island to her and flees to his bar called the Hole in the central parts of Bagalia where he was burgled by Constrictor (who was one of the villains who had made fun of Arcade). Arcade defeated him with a large hammer-like trap. Arcade decided to create a new project inspired by children's novels. Helped by Miss Coriander, he created a new Murderworld in Antarctica and was provided with powers from cybernetics, magical enchantments, Stark Industries tech, and gamma radiation.

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  1. 1.0 1.1 First and only known appearance to date besides flashbacks
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