Greetings HeroClix fans!
The subject of today’s DC HeroClix: Batman set preview has a past that is clouded in mystery and intrigue. What we do know, however, is Bad Samaritan has lived up to his name by clashing with the Outsiders and joining the covert agency known as Checkmate as the White Queen’s Bishop.
Bad Samaritan’s dossier shows that he is extremely sensitive to bright light and often wears sunglasses as a result. Thus, he prefers to do his work in the shadows and shows this preference on his dial via Stealth on his first three clicks.
As a highly skilled assassin, Bad Samaritan possesses the Sharpshooter combat ability, which allows him to make ranged attacks against adjacent opposing characters and ignore opposing characters when drawing line of fire. If he’s not based by an opposing character, he can take advantage of his range of six. Bad Samaritan’s training as an assassin manifests itself on his second click when he gains a short run of Penetrating/Psychic Blast.
Although Bad Samaritan has been known to work with others, his true motives are often unknown and he’s been known to betray those he previously assisted. This tendency is shown via a defensive special power, Plans Within Plans, which allows Bad Samaritan to use Mastermind and Super Senses and appears on the first three clicks of his dial. Regular use of Mastermind closes out the last two clicks of Bad Samaritan’s dial as he lets others take the fall for him in a cold, calculating manner.
In his damage slot, Bad Samaritan starts with a click of Outwit. That’s followed by a click of Perplex, which returns on his fourth click. On his third and fifth clicks, Bad Samaritan gains a special power named Tactician, which allows him to use Outwit. When he uses it to counter a power or ability of a target, the same power or ability is also countered on any opposing characters that are adjacent to the target!
Bad Samaritan comes in at 83 points and possesses the Calculator team ability, which makes him a Wild Card. He also has a pair of keywords (Checkmate and Spy) which provide some options for theme team play. Bad Samaritan makes a great addition to teams that use the Checkmate Additional Team Ability (available under the HeroClix Print and Play link in the Downloads section).
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