July 13th, 2015
WizKids take another look at one of the upcoming Super Rare pieces from the Marvel HeroClix: Age of Ultron Storyline OP Event!
Today, we’re exploring one of the most powerful beings in the Marvel Universe, the Cold War hero – Blue Marvel!
A Marine Corps veteran, as well as a renowned Scientist, Adam Brashear began his heroing career after the Korean War, extending into the Cold War and the Viet Nam era. Blue Marvel gained his tremendous powers when he was doused with radiation from both the Negative Zone and the positive matter universe. Now, powered by anti-matter, Blue Marvel uses his incredible abilities to aid humanity, and has (from time to time) fought alongside the Avengers since the 1970’s!
At 9 clicks of life, and with the Power Cosmic team ability, Blue Marvel comes in at a cost of 230 points, meaning he’ll be the vast majority of a 300-point team. However, he comes loaded with an array of powers and combat values that make him well worth the cost. To start with, Blue Marvel begins with Improved Targeting – Ignores Hindering Terrain, representing his enhanced senses. He also has a trait that ties in with several other pieces in the set called Mighty Avengers. This trait states that you may increase Blue Marvel’s defensive value by 1 for each other friendly character within 4 squares that can use this trait – meaning, if you pair him on a 300 point team with only 1 other person with this trait, at the minimum, he’ll have a 17 defense to hit.
Blue Marvel also possesses other signature powers, including Hypersonic Speed, Charge, Super Strength, Invulnerability, and Outwit, amongst others. And while he has only one special power, it’s a game changer – on 3 clicks throughout his dial, the special power Molecular Manipulation can be used. This power states that Blue Marvel can use Regeneration and Toughness. In addition to that – adjacent friendly characters can also use Regeneration. Truly, Blue Marvel is a great tentpole to build around – as he can keep your team in the fight if you position wisely.