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Marvel HeroClix Wish-List: Crusader (v1.1)

Marvel Comics character, the Crusader. Well, one of the characters that’s used that name. And one of the few that I know of to really play into “religious zealot” stereotypes. It’s kinda surprising we don’t see that more often, given Real World events, and given what a mish-mash of science fiction, sword-&-sorcery/mythic fantasy, wannabe-noir crime drama, and supernatural horror superhero genre comics are made of.

At any rate, HeroClix: Writers may not really handle Crusader in any thought-provoking fashion in the comics, but in HeroClix this antagonist could be a specialized weapon against characters with certain keywords. The key character-oriented hook here is trying to represent the character’s “strength of faith” aspect; he’s essentially only as powerful as his confidence is, his faith in his mission is. And depending on how strong that is, he can go toe-to-toe with the Mighty Thor or get purse-slapped into unconsciousness by Peter Parker’s Aunt May.

Most likely design will probably be a strong number of opening clicks, followed by a radical and sudden drop in stats (“wrestling with his faith” thing) maybe including Regeneration, or some sort of “Rally” clicks, maybe with a last-click “stop click” special power.

OR. Or, maybe, a “normal” 6 clicks of life, very average stat values across the board, and a “at beginning of your turn, roll one d6 that can’t be rerolled” Trait where the result ties in to a selection of powers for Speed, Attack, Defense, and Damage and specific stat modifiers? Rolling a (1) or a (6) might produce the best synergies combo of powers and stats, any other roll might still be effective, just not as ” efficient” a mix?

Anyway, the Keywords he’d be best against may require a different Trait. Maybe not. “Versus” Keywords: Asgardian, Deity, Mystical, Monster. Maybe others.

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EDIT (2016-05017): Corrected some spelling and grammar. That is all.

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