One thing about Marvel Comics’ version of Earth: it’s been subject to quite a few extraterrestrial visitation.
I mean, there were the Celestials, gargantuan humanoid traveling scientists. At the dawn of humankind, for reasons unknown, they manipulated humanity’s DNA. They created the superhuman-but-sterile Eternals (being that would later be mistaken for mythic gods during ancient times); the Deviants, whose DNA was so unstable most were monstrously hideous, varying wildly in size, shape, and intelligence from individual to individual, some being mistaken for demons or as mythic monsters; and humanity, in whose DNA they left a combination of “X-Factors” that would occasionally lead to individuals cross the threshold from “normal human” to “superhuman”. “Mutations.”
Then, there’s the whole Kree/Skrull conflict, and the creation of the “Inhumans”. Marvel’s really getting some mileage out of that these days.
And, then there’s the Plodex. Highly intelligent blobs, spreading from planet to planet like a virus. They sent a ship to Earth to spread such blob-eggs. Said eggs would take over animals as they encountered them, bonding, making all manner of hybrids.
The “Master of the World”? Prehistoric tribesman, exiled from his people, stumbled into a downed Plodex ship, still loaded with operational technology and undeployed eggs. Through unknown circumstances, this “caveman” masters the Plodex tech, and from there masters Plodex DNA manipulation, spending millennia experimenting.
Potential for HeroClix:
*”One with the Plodex ship.” When first introduced in the pages of Alpha Flight during the 1980’s, he was unable to leave the ship, being cybernetically linked in. Potential for individual or team stat modification when the controlling player is First Player, has one map choice, and chosen an Indoor map? Use of Improved Targeting? Use of power as if occupying remote squares? “Plodex weapons” Bystander Token/Special Object creation?
*”Master of Plodex DNA.” Granting of Plodex keyword to friendly characters? Theme team rules, even though he wouldn’t have the Plodex keyword? Granting friendly characters selec powers by making the “Plodex Hosts” or “Plodex Hybrids”? Bystander Token “Plodex Minion” generation?
*”Master of Many Disciplines.” An ancient warrior and leader, has used the alien tech to monitor humanity’s development as well. Kept himself young and fit, traibed himself up in the sciences, strategy, tactics, and martial arts.
*The Master follows a common supervillain archetype at his core, with the specific twists making him a Unique for HeroClix. (IMHO.)