Chaos-With Honor arrived at work early, as per usual. He bounded up the steps eagerly anticipating the day ahead. As he entered the building, he felt a slight discomfort in his stomache.
Am I coming down with something?, he thought.
Chaos-With-Honor finished his morning staff meeting and headed toward his office.
"Illuminate", he said. The lights complied.
"Deluminate", said someone else. The lights went out as if they had shattered in their sockets.
Chaos-With-Honor sanpped into the present moment at the sound of the voice he had been dreading. Mephisto sat in the chair behind his desk. The Lord of Lies had come.
"Did you think you'd escape my notice forever? That I would allow you to simply play your little games and reap your petty rewards with nothing ever coming home to roost? I think not. Now it's time to pay the piper."
"This entire office was designed to cancel you out. Every surface in here emits an anti-magic field. The sprinklers are routinely blessed, so that they emit holy water, the desk you're sitting behind was constructed from the cross of Jesus (The Godessey) himself, and I have no fear of you whatsoever. Nothing to feed you here and everything to destroy you utterly. Leave. Now."
"I am aware of all of those things. However, the doorway in front of your office building has no such counter-measure. You never even made it to work today." Having said that, the furniture in Chaos-With-Honor's office exploded, boulders slammed through the flood and the ceiling flew into the void. Mephisto sat on his throne and laughed.
"Alright. I know you like palying games, so I'll say what the majority of my contestants say. 'I'm listening.'"
"'My contestants.' I like that. Such succinct speach for those who are about to die. We'll do your game by my rules. You may choose anyone from your database that is not a god, and does not exist in the current timelines. I choose my combatant to be Pre-C Darkseid."
Chaos-With-Honor's jaw dropped. He knew how powerful Darkseid used to be. No living gods? Noone who exists in any current continuity? And they had to be in the database?
"No gods, noone who exists in current continuity, and they must be in the database?"
"Yes." Mephisto smiled and sat back pleased with himself.
"Oh, I think that planet to which you sent Gambit and Guy Gardner."
"Okay. I choose Juggernaut."
"What's Variant B?"
On a dead planet, abandoned by a post industrial civilization
For the fate of the eternal soul of Chaos-With-Honor.
((Pre-C Darkseid Vs Trion Juggernaut))