Doctor Strange reissues his challenge to Daniel Drumm. Daniel scoffs that Strange would challenge him when he can throw the Avengers and the New Avengers at him -- people Strange wouldn't be willing to hurt. But he accepts.
Strange attempts to bind all of the heroes in the Crimson Bands of Cyttorak, but Daniel uses Thor's lightning to disrupt the spell, forcing Strange to fight them all one-on-one. He fights and disables Red Hulk, Spider-Man, the Thing, Captain America, and Thor, taking some blows but not harming them. Daniel finally brings him down while possessing Captain Marvel.
As Strange is knocked down, bruised and bleeding, and as the Avengers move in on him, two voices start commenting from "above". They turn out to be Daimon Hellstrom and the Ancient One. Hellstrom is surprised that the Ancient One will not intervene even though Strange is about to be killed. He demands to know if this is some kind of test, which the Ancient One does not deny.