Avengers Arena: Body Count SPOILERS!!

#201 Posted by Madwizard321 (8 posts) - - Show Bio

@akbogert: I did like Unbreakable, but I can never forgive Shamalayn for bastardizing The Last Airbender... Also hey! It took me a long ass time to connect the dots as to who's posts I was reading. And I do just lurk around this post. I like reading peoples reactions.

But yeah, I think it is fair to criticize him for saying Nico is dead and then presumably bringing her back.

#202 Edited by animehunter (2013 posts) - - Show Bio

PLEASE Unless you really. Really want to be spoiled DO NOT reveal the spoiler and read issue 12

It was a hell of a fight between Nico (ALIVE, Not herself, but YES alive) against Apex, Chase & Deathlocket

Nico Alive and How is explained by Arcade

And this is what Death Locket saw (Guess where she is)

Under Murder World in Arcades base

I see

  • Powell Alive
  • Kid Briton's head, apparent being kept alive
  • Mettle, but wasn't he ripped apart
  • Is that Juston the in middle of the room
  • I also see Red Raven in the other tank, possibly being kept alive as well

and unlike the cover, Hazmat does not appear in the issue

OH and before I forget, No one dies

#203 Posted by Madwizard321 (8 posts) - - Show Bio

Well... It's official. Darkhawk is dead.

#204 Edited by animehunter (2013 posts) - - Show Bio

Just update the solicits with issue 17 & 18: Avengers Arena ENDING with Issue 18? (Spoilers)

It looks like, according to the info, issue 18 is the final issue of this season, with a hint to a second.

Also if we were to go by the cover provided, we would assume 5 have survived have survived to the last 2 issues, granted it's a big assumption. And whether any of the 5 survive to the last issue is anyone's guess, they only provided the same cover for both issues.

X-23

Nico Minoru

Anachronism

Hazmat

Chase Stein (New Darkhawk)

Which could also mean we would lose 5 more teens in issues 14,15 & 16

They would be - Apex, Bloodstone, Cammi, Death Locket, Nara & Reptil

#205 Posted by Sharkbite (293 posts) - - Show Bio

As of yet, while the covers have nothing to do with the actual series plot, the covers have been a reliable way to predict deaths. For example, the video game cover showed a living Nico while she died a few issues before that one, and she was then resurrected (poorly) in time for that issue.

Not once has a dead character been showcased on the cover, which suggests by issue 17, we will still have Anachronism, Nico, X-23, Hazmat, and A Darkhawk (presumeably Chase, but there is no guarantee that the amulet has not again changed hands).

Tracking based upon covers and solicits
14 is X-23
15 is Nara, Anachronism, and Cullen Bloodstone
16 is Cammi on cover and "2 other contestants in Arcade's lair" presumeably Apex and Deathlocket
17 is Anachronism, Nico, X-23, Hazmat, and a Darkhawk on the cover. No names in the solicits, though it repeats "2 other contestants in Arcade's lair"
18 has not had a cover reveal and gives no hints in the solicits.

If I had to hazard a guess, we will see the following meat grinder to prepare us for cancellation and as Hopeless making his final attempt to give us all the finger for not supporting his crap.

Issue 14 = based on the blood on the claws of X-23 and the lack of future mention, plus the about face we've seen from Hazmat, I'm wagering Reptil is killed by X-23. It will likely not be X-23's choice in the matter, but that will be used to spark some friction between Hazmat and X-23 that will lead to this "all out battle royale" they keep on mentioning in the solicits.

Issue 15 - based upon the solicits "who gets their heart broken.. or stopped" I am betting that Nara gets killed as a part of a love triangle with Bloodstone and Anachronism. This will then put Cull and Anachronism head to head and further foster this hero vs hero brujah that Hopeless has been hyping.

Issue 16 - based upon the feuds I predict Cullen vs Anachronism, Hazmat vs X-23, and the fact that Cammi, Chasehawk, and Nico have been a sort of team, in order to get the Runaways involved in the fighting (and accepting that Darkhawk and Nico are safe til 17 based upon the cover), Cammi will die. Cammi is the cover character for 16, so her death will be big and important, and drag the Runaways into the fighting. Similarly the "surface characters" are set to exclude Cullen as of Issue 17, and based upon the 8-bit cover eliminating Powell and bringing back Nico before either of those things were public knowledge, I'm going to go out on a limb and say Bloodstone dies here too.

Issue 17 - Much more emphasis will likely be put on Apex and Deathlocket underground in this one, because largely they are getting skimmed over. I believe Apex will die here, and Deathlocket will become involved in the core finale twist where the corpses are being saved and preserved for the purpose of being brought back to life for some sort of horrible, poorly explained Hopeless plot device.

Issue 18 - Will solidify that all competitors will be returned to life at the end of the story, but probably contingent in some way upon there actually being a winner (for example, Arcade's island is set for Round Two at the deadline, but will vaporize everybody if there is not a final victor). Everybody will die but one, probably X-23, and then everybody will be raised from the dead with Arcade's godlike powers being handled by Deathlocket down in the lair, the one who already has experience in recovering from lethal injury.

Those are my predictions five months in advance. Watch me be wrong.

#206 Edited by animehunter (2013 posts) - - Show Bio

@sharkbite: I see nothing wrong with the predictions, for most they seem sound and I certainly can't come up with anything better.

In regards to X-23 killing Reptil, I agree with you, because if you take a look at the preview, make note of the colour of the gas around her, it's the same colour given off when Hazmat stepped on a Trigger Scent mine in issue 6.

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#207 Posted by impossibilly (886 posts) - - Show Bio

Well... It's official. Darkhawk is dead.

I saw that red X on his face on the recap page and was surprised, only because we've had that question mark over his face since he was stripped of his amulet. Are we to take that's his dead body in the tank on the final page of the previous issue? Killing characters is one thing, but killing them off-screen? What a waste.

#208 Edited by Madwizard321 (8 posts) - - Show Bio

I saw that red X on his face on the recap page and was surprised, only because we've had that question mark over his face since he was stripped of his amulet. Are we to take that's his dead body in the tank on the final page of the previous issue? Killing characters is one thing, but killing them off-screen? What a waste.

I feel like Hopeless is being rushed to wrap up season 1 and he probably had something big planned for Darkhawk... but with the sales going down he probably had to cut his losses and have Darkhawk killed off screen.

It is kinda disappointing because I was really hoping that the "?" would pay off and we'd see Chris re-appear, guns blazing and out for blood..... Well, we still have 4 more issues to go so maybe Chris isn't as dead as we all think.... Time will tell.

#209 Edited by Sharkbite (293 posts) - - Show Bio

I've been fairly certain Powell was dead for a while. It will be a plot device where the discovery of his death incriminates somebody other than Apex. The idea that some of the "good kids" are killing too needs to be injected if Hopeless plans on pushing this free-for-all attitude he's claiming by the end. For example, Chase, X-23, or HazMat being revealed as Powell's killer makes his off-screen death not only justified, but vital to the collapse of the fragile alliances.

#210 Edited by lykopis (10746 posts) - - Show Bio

Ugh.

I can't wait for news about this series getting cancelled.

#212 Edited by animehunter (2013 posts) - - Show Bio

If you've read the December solicits from you would have some good for a change

X-23 is appearing in ALL-NEW X-MEN #20

• The fallout of X-MEN: BATTLE OF THE ATOM continues!

• X-23 is back and kissing… WHO IS THE MYSTERY MAN??!

AND

If you haven't read issue 15 - At Own Risk

R.I.P Nara

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At least she died saving someone.

#215 Posted by animehunter (2013 posts) - - Show Bio
#216 Posted by PopRock123 (101 posts) - - Show Bio

@animehunter: I think Reptil status is unknown since Hopeless said he could be dead or alive.

#217 Posted by crimsonspider89 (817 posts) - - Show Bio

He is dead. Hopeless just said that to lessen the backlash.

@animehunter: I think Reptil status is unknown since Hopeless said he could be dead or alive.

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