Greetings HeroClix Fans!
Our previews for the DC HeroClix: Batman set continue as we visit with a scientist who has come back to haunt the Caped Crusader several times. At one point, he even impersonated Batman! Please welcome Professor Hugo Strange!
Hugo Strange comes in at 89 points and begins play with a trait which represents his knowledge that Bruce Wayne is secretly Batman. With I Know You As Myself, other characters that are within four squares of Hugo Strange can’t use Outwit or Perplex, two standard powers that are often possessed by the Gotham’s Dark Knight and his allies!
A master of psychology and chemistry, Hugo Strange starts his dial with a click of Mind Control in his movement slot. He then switches to two clicks of Flurry as he lets anger dictate his actions. Mind Control returns on Hugo Strange’s final two clicks.
In the first two clicks of his attack slot, Hugo Strange has a special power that represents him administering his growth hormone serum on others. To use Monster Men Serum, give Hugo Strange a free action to choose an adjacent friendly character. The chosen character can use Charge, Quake, and Super Strength until the end of your turn. Hugo Strange’s Monster Men Serum does have a side-effect: At the end of your turn, deal the chosen character one unavoidable damage.
Physically, Hugo Strange has strengthened his body in order to take on Batman. In his defense slot, Hugo Strange starts with Combat Reflexes to show just how much he’s trained. As he moves to his second click he switches to Willpower to ignore pushing damage. Combat Reflexes returns on Hugo Strange’s third click.
In his damage slot, Hugo Strange starts with two clicks of Outwit as his analytical skills put him over his opponents. Perplex occupies the last two clicks as Hugo Strange spins the outcome of a confrontation in his favor!
Hugo Strange has the Batman Enemy team ability, which allows him to replace his attack value with the unmodified attack value of an adjacent friendly character using the same team ability. He also has a trio of keywords (Arkham Asylum, Gotham Underworld, and Scientist) that offer options when incorporating him onto your force.
At 89 points, Hugo Strange leaves room for other characters who may benefit from his Monster Men Serum. I Know You As Myself should complicate things for Gotham City’s heroes when they seek to target professor Hugo Strange with Outwit or Perplex!
Thanks for reading! Please join us for our next DC HeroClix: Batman preview. Until then, keep your Clix off their KOs!