Blade and The Punisher stared each other down, both of them wearing a snarl on their faces. Frank reached for his pistol slowly, as he watched Blade mimic his movements.
They both drew and dove for cover as the bullets flew. A stray bullet hit Frank in the foot as he leaped, injuring him.
He crawled behind a popcorn maker, as Blade took cover behind the cotton candy swirler.
"You're already at a disadvantage, Castle! Just submit!" Blade shouted as he tossed a grenade into the popcorn machine. "Fat chance!" The Punisher shouted as the grenade went off.
"For the prophetic hero, he's not that smart..." Blade said standing up. "Speak for yourself!" Castle said as he smashed Blade in the back with Taskmasters shield.
Blade was only stunned temporarily, then whipped around and backhanded Castle, sending him flying with superhuman strength.
Frank felt an immense pain very briefly in his left arm. He looked over, and cursed. The shield had lodged in the wall next to him, severing his arm.
"I don't suppose you're gonna let me patch this up before we continue." Castle grunted as he bled. Blade reached into a pouch at his waist and tossed Frank some medical gauze.
"I'm a vampire Castle, not a MONSTER."
As Frank patched himself up the two both sat down. "Y'know, we used to make a good team." He said. "Times changed Frank." Blade sighed. "Gotta learn to survive."
"You think you're really on the winning team?" The punisher asked. "I don't even know anymore. But what else can I do?" Came the reply. "You can help us fight.
" Frank said, outstretching his hand.
Blade smiled and took Frank's gesture. But not everyone appreciated it. "I did NOT bring you here to make friends! This is an automatic disqualification!" Boomed Arcade.
The attention of both heroes turned to mystique, who screamed as the dunk tank dropped her into the acid. Frank puked as he watched all her skin melting off.
Blade was unphased, but obviously angry.
"We're gonna get this son of a b**** Frank."
Said a cheerful voice from up above. Deadpool and Bob hopped down from a roof. "And you got all of us by your side." Blade remarked.
"Enough games then! If you want the rest of them, you're going to have to face me!" Arcade shouted angrily over the intercom.
"You say that like it's a hard task." Punisher laughed. "You seem to not realize..." Arcade laughed back.
"That I have procured the child!!!"