"God.... If you exist... I could use you about now." Frank said quietly. "God? GOD???" Arcade screamed. "I AM GOD!!!"
With that he jammed his fist into the ground, tearing up the concrete and throwing it at Castle.
Using the Repentance armor to boost out of the way, Castle barely dodged it. Arcade was prepared however, and swung a telephone pole into Repentance.
Castle puked as it hit his stomach. That was a tough blow. "It'll take more than that you ugly freak!" He shouted. "Indeed it will." Said Arcade laughing.
He grew to a monstrous size and split into three duplicates. They all laughed at their diminutive foe as they shot cosmic rays at him. Frank knew he wouldn't last long in this fight.
But he had a plan.
"Arcade! You're a gambling man right?" He managed to grunt out. The beasts stopped their attacks as he changed back into a single form. "What are you getting at Castle?"
"I'll make a bet with you that I can stop your reign of terror with one move, provided you don't interrupt my attack." Arcade was intrigued. "And what do I get if I win, Castle?"
"If you win, I'll be your new Horseman, and so will all of my partners. You can mind wipe us. Do whatever is necessary." Frank said. "It's a deal then." Arcade said grinning. "Shake on it.
" Repentance demanded. "So I know you are bound to it."
They shook, and Castle lowered his head. "You just took a bet neither of us can get out of. And in the end.... The only winner is Earth." Arcades smug look dropped. "What are you talking..."
Frank held up the severed wrist of Arcade, still wielding the Infinity Gauntlet. "If I can't beat you now, I'll beat you in another lifetime." "HOW DID YOU-?" Arcade screamed in a panicked state.
He lunged for The Punisher but was held back by an unseen force. "You made a deal." Frank said as the stones all glowed together.
"Since I can't beat you, I'm gonna give me, and everyone else the time we need to prepare. You made a bet against a man with nothing to lose. And now it's time for both of us.... To start over."
And with that, the gauntlet let off a light. So bright it could be seen from space. So powerful the Earth was no more. So beautiful time itself stopped. And there was noone left to remember.