Greetings HeroClix Fans!
Today’s Marvel HeroClix: Avengers Movie preview brings us back to the hallowed halls of Asgard as we visit with a character who played a role in forming the Avengers. Please stay alert as we welcome Thor’s adopted brother, Loki!
Loki begins play with a suit of Asgardian Armor, which is represented on his dial as Invulnerability, and the ability to come and go at will via the Rainbow Bridge (Phasing/Teleport). In his attack slot, Loki possesses Telekinesis. As the Norse god of lies and mischief, Loki also has Outwit on the first three clicks of his dial.
On his second click, Loki retains Phasing/Teleport but the Asgardian armor is removed to reveal his frost giant heritage (represented on the dial as Toughness)! Loki also gains a special power in his next three attack slots. This special power, Convince You to Do Something Rash, allows Loki to use Mind Control with some perks. When Loki uses this special power, he may heal one damage after actions resolve if an opposing character takes damage from an attack during the action. He also isn’t dealt unavoidable damage when using Mind Control to target characters of 250 points or less!
Mid-dial, we see some changes in Loki. He ditches Phasing/Teleport in favor of three clicks of Stealth. On his second Stealth click, he drops Outwit and gains Perplex for three clicks. On Loki’s last Stealth click, he changes offensive tactics again and uses Penetrating/Psychic Blast for the remainder of his dial.
On Loki’s last two clicks, he regains Phasing/Teleport to make his escape and also switches defensively to Mastermind so that others can take damage meant for him while he slips away to further his schemes against Thor! Finally, Loki drops Perplex on his last click in favor of Probability Control.
Loki clocks in at 125 points and has a range of seven to make good use of his attack powers. Loki’s keywords may be few (Asgardian, Deity, and Mystical) but his point cost and array of powers make him a clever choice when choosing a force!
Thanks for reading! Join us on Friday for our next Marvel HeroClix: Galactic Guardians preview as we visit with a shape shifter who has a love/hate relationship with the Fantastic Four!