In the distant reaches of the universe, far, far from planet Earth our contestants appear on an uninhabited planet of patchwork pieces. Soon after they appear in the barren wasteland of this empty planet an arena appears around them, a tall extravagant stadium filled with hordes of cheering onlookers. Each team separated from one another in stasis bubbles floating above the crowd.
Soon they hear a loud disembodied voice, “I AM THE BEYONDER! I HAVE BROUGHT THE GREATEST FANS OF SPORT THAT HAVE EVER EXISTED TO WATCH AS YOU FIGHT–”
Hovering over the stadium, a figure in a high collar, white polyester track suit sits atop a throne, “–FIGHT FOR MY ENJOYMENT!” Soon, the Avengers and the Freedom Fighters are inexplicably released from their seats and onto the arena floor. The fans roars, alien and human fists thrown up into the air, hungry to see these mighty heroes engage in gladiatorial combat.