Unfortunately, as a new user I can only included one embedded photo on my post, so I will attach one to this, and will have a second post as a “(Part 2)” simply for the second photo.
I have a handful of heroes I haven’t levelled in any manner aside from their fragments collected. I figured it would be interesting to run these heroes in PVP to see how they perform on somewhat of their, “baseline” as there is little room for variation. I was surprised to see the monster I matched with, nearly 10*ing their unlevelled heroes. Searched him up verbatim in the game, turns out his stats were false and manipulated by the game to provide me an unfair opponent.
PVP is false and manipulated (beyond simply matching you to an ACTUALLY stronger opponent).
Mod gave fair explanation of mechanics involved.