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** It's safe to say that the success of the ''Film/TheHungerGames'' led to the book's green light.
** Inverted with the Creator/BoomStudios series ''Deathmatch'', which also follows premise of superheroes being forced to fight to death; it appeared soon after ''Avengers Arena'', and had been accused of being this for this series. Writer Paul Jenkins admitted he knows about ''Avengers Arena ''but hasn't read it.


* TrollingCreator: Marvel Comics at first, but the writer picked up the slack quickly. His phrase "I want them all to be Katniss" lives in infamy. Also, Hopeless went out of his way to emphasis that [[spoiler:Nico]] was really dead...turns out (at least in [[spoiler:Nico's]]) case DeathIsCheap.

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* TrollingCreator: Marvel Comics at first, but the writer picked up the slack quickly. His phrase "I want them all to be Katniss" lives in infamy. Also, Hopeless went out of his way to emphasis that [[spoiler:Nico]] was really dead... turns out (at least in [[spoiler:Nico's]]) case DeathIsCheap.


** He also wanted to use Wiccan, Hulkling and Kate Bishop from ''ComicBook/YoungAvengers'', Quentin Quire and Broo from ''ComicBook/WolverineAndTheXMen'' and [[IncredibleHercules Amadeus Cho]], but they were all taken by other creators.

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** He also wanted to use Wiccan, Hulkling and Kate Bishop from ''ComicBook/YoungAvengers'', Quentin Quire and Broo from ''ComicBook/WolverineAndTheXMen'' and [[IncredibleHercules [[ComicBook/TheIncredibleHercules Amadeus Cho]], but they were all taken by other creators.


** He also wanted to use Wiccan, Hulkling and Kate Bishop from ''ComicBook/YoungAvengers'', Quentin Quire and Broo from ''ComicBook/WolverineAndTheXMen'' and [[IncredibleHercules Amadeus Cho]], but they were all taken by other creators.
* WordOfSaintPaul: Recently rumors showed up about close associate of Hopeless putting different light on some parts of the series (assuming rumors are true which is debatable). See ExecutiveMeddling and MisaimedFandom on YMMV tab.

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** He also wanted to use Wiccan, Hulkling and Kate Bishop from ''ComicBook/YoungAvengers'', Quentin Quire and Broo from ''ComicBook/WolverineAndTheXMen'' and [[IncredibleHercules Amadeus Cho]], but they were all taken by other creators.
* WordOfSaintPaul: Recently rumors showed up about close associate of Hopeless putting different light on some parts of the series (assuming rumors are true which is debatable). See ExecutiveMeddling and MisaimedFandom on YMMV tab.
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*** Hopeless later stated this was actually for a proposed Runaways series, and that the editor basically ignored everything else in said pitch except for a storyline about a sort of tournament between different superhero schools that got turned into a death match.
** He also wanted to use Wiccan, Hulkling and Kate Bishop from ''ComicBook/YoungAvengers'', Quentin Quire and Broo from ''ComicBook/WolverineAndTheXMen'' and [[IncredibleHercules Amadeus Cho]], but they were all taken by other creators.

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*** Hopeless later stated this was actually for a proposed Runaways series, series about school created by SHIELD, and that the editor basically ignored everything else in said pitch except for a storyline about a sort of tournament between different superhero schools that got turned into a death match.
** He also wanted to use Wiccan, Hulkling and Kate Bishop from ''ComicBook/YoungAvengers'', Quentin Quire and Broo from ''ComicBook/WolverineAndTheXMen'' and [[IncredibleHercules Amadeus Cho]], but they were all taken by other creators.creators.
* WordOfSaintPaul: Recently rumors showed up about close associate of Hopeless putting different light on some parts of the series (assuming rumors are true which is debatable). See ExecutiveMeddling and MisaimedFandom on YMMV tab.

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*** Hopeless later stated this was actually for a proposed Runaways series, and that the editor basically ignored everything else in said pitch except for a storyline about a sort of tournament between different superhero schools that got turned into a death match.


** He also wanted to use Wiccan, Hulkling and Kate Bishop from ''ComicBook/YoungAvengers'', Quentin Quire and Broo from ''{{Wolverine}} & XMen'' and [[IncredibleHercules Amadeus Cho]], but they were all taken by other creators.

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** He also wanted to use Wiccan, Hulkling and Kate Bishop from ''ComicBook/YoungAvengers'', Quentin Quire and Broo from ''{{Wolverine}} & XMen'' ''ComicBook/WolverineAndTheXMen'' and [[IncredibleHercules Amadeus Cho]], but they were all taken by other creators.


* TrollingCreator:
** Marvel Comics at first, but the writer picked up the slack quickly. His phrase "I want them all to be Katniss" lives in infamy. Also, Hopeless went out of his way to emphasis that [[spoiler:Nico]] was really dead...turns out (at least in [[spoiler:Nico's]]) case DeathIsCheap.

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* TrollingCreator:
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TrollingCreator: Marvel Comics at first, but the writer picked up the slack quickly. His phrase "I want them all to be Katniss" lives in infamy. Also, Hopeless went out of his way to emphasis that [[spoiler:Nico]] was really dead...turns out (at least in [[spoiler:Nico's]]) case DeathIsCheap.


* RecycledScript: This series' RecycledPremise, with admitted ties to ''Battle Royale'' and ''Hunger Games'', but there is one other bit of recycling involving Nico Minoru. She undergoes a series of events which separates her from her friends and leaves her alone to face an extremely painful, protracted encounter. After not being seen for a time, she returns displaying more power than before and her staff has changed shape when she reunites with her fellow Runaway. Add in some plurals and we go from describing her overall character arc in ''Arena'', to her plot during {{Creator/Joss Whedon}}'s run with the ''Runaways''. Added points that in Arena, the Creator/JossWhedon style staff was ignored in favor of the original design, so it could be replaced with the new one.
* RunningTheAsylum:
** An odd example, though it does pervade the industry as a whole, it's rather pronounced here. Hopeless is a big fan of Arcade, and one of the most common complaints about ''Arena'' is . . . his portrayal of Arcade being rather MarySue. He drew particular ire after an interview claimed that in his take, Arcade has "already won."
** He also seems to have a bit of FanonDiscontinuity regarding Runaways, that is he's ignoring everything that happened after BrianKVaughan left the title, with sole exception being Chase getting his gauntlets back.

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* RecycledScript: RecycledPremise: This series' RecycledPremise, with has admitted ties to ''Battle Royale'' ''Literature/BattleRoyale'' and ''Hunger Games'', but there is one other bit of recycling involving Nico Minoru. She undergoes a series of events which separates her from her friends and leaves her alone to face an extremely painful, protracted encounter. After not being seen for a time, she returns displaying more power than before and her staff has changed shape when she reunites ''Literature/TheHungerGames'', just with her fellow Runaway. Add in some plurals and we go from describing her overall character arc in ''Arena'', to her plot during {{Creator/Joss Whedon}}'s run with the ''Runaways''. Added points that in Arena, the Creator/JossWhedon style staff was ignored in favor of the original design, so it could be replaced with the new one.
* RunningTheAsylum:
** An odd example, though it does pervade the industry as a whole, it's rather pronounced here. Hopeless is a big fan of Arcade, and one of the most common complaints about ''Arena'' is . . . his portrayal of Arcade being rather MarySue. He drew particular ire after an interview claimed that in his take, Arcade has "already won."
** He also seems to have a bit of FanonDiscontinuity regarding Runaways, that is he's ignoring everything that happened after BrianKVaughan left the title, with sole exception being Chase getting his gauntlets back.
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** Marvel Comics at first, but the writer picked up the slack quickly. His phrase "I want them all to be Katniss" lives in infamy. The lighthearted nature of the letters page only seems to spark more ire from detractors.
** Hopeless went out of his way to emphasis that [[spoiler:Nico]] was really dead...turns out (at least in [[spoiler:Nico's]]) case DeathIsCheap.
** A ''Newsarama'' interview after #13 boasted that Arena did not receive any hatemail that week. The prior week, an interview with ''Comic Book Resources'' had it at 1 our of 3 was hate mail. Now remember that #13 was not written by Dennis Hopeless, but Christos Gage, the creator of ''Avengers Academy''.

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** Marvel Comics at first, but the writer picked up the slack quickly. His phrase "I want them all to be Katniss" lives in infamy. The lighthearted nature of the letters page only seems to spark more ire from detractors.
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Also, Hopeless went out of his way to emphasis that [[spoiler:Nico]] was really dead...turns out (at least in [[spoiler:Nico's]]) case DeathIsCheap.
** A ''Newsarama'' interview after #13 boasted that Arena did not receive any hatemail that week. The prior week, an interview with ''Comic Book Resources'' had it at 1 our of 3 was hate mail. Now remember that #13 was not written by Dennis Hopeless, but Christos Gage, the creator of ''Avengers Academy''.
DeathIsCheap.


* RecycledScript: This series' RecycledPremise, with admitted ties to ''Battle Royale'' and ''Hunger Games'', but there is one other bit of recycling involving Nico Minoru. She undergoes a series of events which separates her from her friends and leaves her alone to face an extremely painful, protracted encounter. After not being seen for a time, she returns displaying more power than before and her staff has changed shape when she reunites with her fellow Runaway. Add in some plurals and we go from describing her overall character arc in ''Arena'', to her plot during {{Creator/Joss Whedon}}s run with the ''Runaways''. Added points that in Arena, the Creator/JossWhedon style staff was ignored in favor of the original design, so it could be replaced with the new one.

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* RecycledScript: This series' RecycledPremise, with admitted ties to ''Battle Royale'' and ''Hunger Games'', but there is one other bit of recycling involving Nico Minoru. She undergoes a series of events which separates her from her friends and leaves her alone to face an extremely painful, protracted encounter. After not being seen for a time, she returns displaying more power than before and her staff has changed shape when she reunites with her fellow Runaway. Add in some plurals and we go from describing her overall character arc in ''Arena'', to her plot during {{Creator/Joss Whedon}}s Whedon}}'s run with the ''Runaways''. Added points that in Arena, the Creator/JossWhedon style staff was ignored in favor of the original design, so it could be replaced with the new one.


* RecycledScript: This series' RecycledPremise, with admitted ties to ''Battle Royale'' and ''Hunger Games'', but there is one other bit of recycling involving Nico Minoru. She undergoes a series of events which separates her from her friends and leaves her alone to face an extremely painful, protracted encounter. After not being seen for a time, she returns displaying more power than before and her staff has changed shape when she reunites with her fellow Runaway. Add in some plurals and we go from describing her overall character arc in ''Arena'', to her plot during {{Creator/JossWhedon}}s run with the ''Runaways''. Added points that in Arena, the Creatot/JossWhedon style staff was ignored in favor of the original design, so it could be replaced with the new one.

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* RecycledScript: This series' RecycledPremise, with admitted ties to ''Battle Royale'' and ''Hunger Games'', but there is one other bit of recycling involving Nico Minoru. She undergoes a series of events which separates her from her friends and leaves her alone to face an extremely painful, protracted encounter. After not being seen for a time, she returns displaying more power than before and her staff has changed shape when she reunites with her fellow Runaway. Add in some plurals and we go from describing her overall character arc in ''Arena'', to her plot during {{Creator/JossWhedon}}s {{Creator/Joss Whedon}}s run with the ''Runaways''. Added points that in Arena, the Creatot/JossWhedon Creator/JossWhedon style staff was ignored in favor of the original design, so it could be replaced with the new one.


* WhatCouldHaveBeen: Writer Dennis Hopeless said that he wanted all the Runaways along with some kids from the Jean Grey school for the book as well, however due to the already large size of the cast he backed off. Also, he wanted to use Kenji/Zero from Generation Hope so he attempted to either reverse the decision of killing him off or revive him in Arena (and then kill him again), both options were rejected. And before all that? This was just going to be an arc for a proposed Braddock Academy series.

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* WhatCouldHaveBeen: RecycledScript: This series' RecycledPremise, with admitted ties to ''Battle Royale'' and ''Hunger Games'', but there is one other bit of recycling involving Nico Minoru. She undergoes a series of events which separates her from her friends and leaves her alone to face an extremely painful, protracted encounter. After not being seen for a time, she returns displaying more power than before and her staff has changed shape when she reunites with her fellow Runaway. Add in some plurals and we go from describing her overall character arc in ''Arena'', to her plot during {{Creator/JossWhedon}}s run with the ''Runaways''. Added points that in Arena, the Creatot/JossWhedon style staff was ignored in favor of the original design, so it could be replaced with the new one.
* RunningTheAsylum:
** An odd example, though it does pervade the industry as a whole, it's rather pronounced here. Hopeless is a big fan of Arcade, and one of the most common complaints about ''Arena'' is . . . his portrayal of Arcade being rather MarySue. He drew particular ire after an interview claimed that in his take, Arcade has "already won."
** He also seems to have a bit of FanonDiscontinuity regarding Runaways, that is he's ignoring everything that happened after BrianKVaughan left the title, with sole exception being Chase getting his gauntlets back.
* TrollingCreator:
** Marvel Comics at first, but the writer picked up the slack quickly. His phrase "I want them all to be Katniss" lives in infamy. The lighthearted nature of the letters page only seems to spark more ire from detractors.
** Hopeless went out of his way to emphasis that [[spoiler:Nico]] was really dead...turns out (at least in [[spoiler:Nico's]]) case DeathIsCheap.
** A ''Newsarama'' interview after #13 boasted that Arena did not receive any hatemail that week. The prior week, an interview with ''Comic Book Resources'' had it at 1 our of 3 was hate mail. Now remember that #13 was not written by Dennis Hopeless, but Christos Gage, the creator of ''Avengers Academy''.
* WhatCouldHaveBeen:
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Writer Dennis Hopeless said that he wanted all the Runaways along with some kids from the Jean Grey school for the book as well, however due to the already large size of the cast he backed off. Also, he wanted to use Kenji/Zero from Generation Hope so he attempted to either reverse the decision of killing him off or revive him in Arena (and then kill him again), both options were rejected. And before all that? This was just going to be an arc for a proposed Braddock Academy series.


* RecycledScript: This series' RecycledPremise, with admitted ties to ''Battle Royale'' and ''Hunger Games'', but there is one other bit of recycling involving Nico Minoru. She undergoes a series of events which separates her from her friends and leaves her alone to face an extremely painful, protracted encounter. After not being seen for a time, she returns displaying more power than before and her staff has changed shape when she reuinites with her fellow Runaway. Add in some plurals and we go from describing her overall character arc in ''Arena'', to her plot during Joss Whedon's run with the ''Runaways''. Added points that in Arena, the Joss Whedon style staff was ignored in favor of the original design, so it could be replaced with the new one.
* RunningTheAsylum: An odd example, though it does pervade the industry as a whole, it's rather pronounced here. Hopeless is a big fan of Arcade, and one of the most common complaints about ''Arena'' is . . . his portrayal of Arcade being rather MarySue. He drew particular ire after an interview claimed that in his take, Arcade has "already won."
** He also seems to have a bit of FanonDiscontinuity regarding Runaways, that is he's ignoring everything that happened after BrianKVaughan left the title, with sole exception beign Chase getting his gauntlets back.

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** He also seems to have a bit of FanonDiscontinuity regarding Runaways, that is he's ignoring everything that happened after BrianKVaughan left the title, with sole exception beign Chase getting his gauntlets back.

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* RunningTheAsylum: An odd example, though it does pervade the industry as a whole, it's rather pronounced here. Hopeless is a big fan of Arcade, and one of the most common complaints about ''Arena'' is . . . his portrayal of Arcade being rather MarySue. He drew particular ire after an interview claimed that in his take, Arcade has "already won."

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