The faces of the heroes all dropped. Arcade had the baby. Was it too late? "Castle! I'm calling you out!" Boomed a mighty voice from behind. There was no mistaking that familiar sound.
"Thanos. Come to rid of me for your Master?!" Thanos merely strode towards the group with a scowl on his face. "I answer to noone but my own ends, Punisher. You would do well to remember that."
Frank and the others squared up, ready for a battle. As Thanos lifted the Infinity Gauntlet and prepared to use the stones, the unthinkable happened....
Thanos dropped dead.
His still beating heart was in the hands of the malicious Arcade, who had just punched through Thanos’ back with immense power. "Let this be a lesson to those who would cross me."
"So YOURE the one responsible for this hellhole. Shoulda tidied up before we came for a visit." Deadpool cracked. "Amusing Wilson." Arcade said smiling. "But I've no time for your foolishness."
He waved his hand, and Deadpool was sent flying across the carnival to an unknown destination. "WADE!" Bob shouted, pulling out a gun. "Stop right there!" Arcade commanded as Bob turned to stone.
"As for you, TRAITOR." Arcade said, focusing his attention on Blade. "I suggest you reconsider your loyalty." Blade scowled as he walked over and joined his master's side. "Sorry Frank.
There's no other way."
"There's always another way." Castle said as a bright light shone over him. "And stop calling me Frank you dimwits." Loki said as he transformed into his own form.
"But....." Blade was cut short by a wooden pole going through his back and heart. "Surprise freak." Castle said as he pushed the makeshift stake through.
"Impressive." Arcade said, clapping. "But as long as I'm here you still have a fight.
But let's make this more fair shall we?" He shot a burst of energy at Loki as the god screamed in pain, and collapsed.
"What have you done?!" Castle shouted. "I have just transferred his powers to you. I need an equal on the playing field. Well...." Arcase smirked holding up the Infinity Gauntlet.
"I need a challenge." Castle grinned. "I want one more thing. My armor back. I lost it fighting Loki."
Arcade thought about this. "Very well." He said snapping his fingers and equipping Frank with the Iron man suit again.
"Then shall I begin?" Arcade said with a smug look.
"No." Said the newly armored Punisher.