I think people need to understand this about Avengers arena
What if somebody came inside your house put a gun to your head,Then put gun in your hand and told you shoot your friends or family or they will shoot you in head,If you fire gun are you murderer?
The answer is no the person who made you shoot is a murderer.The book handles a complicated situation and we go back to previous situation which i just brought up.Actually their is a second choice in that situation,You can choose not shoot your family and friends and let the person shoot you.That is premise of this book when place in the worst situation would you do everything you can too survive or would die to save your friends.Do you commit a evil act to save yourself or do you choose let the bad guy win and die.
The book create the supreme moral clusterf*ck and normally in this type of book the situation is created semi naturally like nuclear war,zombie out break,Large natural disaster and then we get see how human nature reacts when all the rules are gone.Arena does that type thing in extreme forced and mean way.The whole purpose of the book is not see who kill each other but more about humans react when put in certain situation.To simple call the book a slasher book with no merits of any kind is silly.I will leave with 2 questions
1.If X-23 kills Hazmat? Who is to blame Arcade or X-23?
2.If put in a situation do you defend yourself or let yourself be killed?
I think people need stop looking at the end result and look close at situation that is being presented in the book.The best way to sum it up Survive or Die which one would you pick?