DC HeroClix Streets of Gotham: Renee Montoya and the Question!

Published on December 5th, 2012

Greetings HeroClix Fans!

The mean streets of Gotham City beckon again for this week’s DC HeroClix: Streets of Gotham preview as we visit with a former detective from the Gotham City Police Department:  Renee Montoya and her secret identity, The Question!  First up, let’s take a look at #015a Renee Montoya’s dial! 

Renee Montoya hits the battle map with a trait, appropriately titled Partners, which represents her time spent with Detective Harvey Bullock.  With Partners, when a friendly character named Harvey Bullock is adjacent to Renee Montoya, they both modify their attack values by +1 if not already modified by this effect.

Coming in at 40 points, Renee Montoya begins her dial with Defend as she lends her defensive value to adjacent friendly characters.  In her damage slot, Renee Montoya starts with a special power that represents her work to bring down the organized crime families in Gotham City.  With Divide the Enforcers from the Bosses, opposing characters within six squares can’t be given an action to use Leadership or the Carry ability.  Divide the Enforcers from the Bosses appears on each click of Renee Montoya’s dial.

As a member of the Gotham City Police Department, Renee Montoya has the Police team ability.  Once Renee Montoya is off her top click, she gains Plasticity in her speed slot to keep adjacent opposing characters from fleeing.  Defensively, Renee Montoya switches from Defend to Willpower as she anticipates a showdown with Two-Face.

On the last two clicks of Renee Montoya’s attack slot is a special power, Alter Ego: The Question, which allows her to switch to her costumed identity!  Let’s take a closer look at The Question!

The Question comes into play at 55 points and begins her dial on click number six.  The Question also has a 40-point starting line on click eight that is only used when she is brought into play via #015a Renee Montoya’s Alter Ego: The Question special power.

After Harvey Bullock was promoted to lieutenant and the death of her next partner, Crispus Allen, Renee Montoya left the police force and eventually became The Question.

 

The Question begins play with a trait, Asking Questions, which showcases her status a detective who operates outside of the law.  With Asking Questions, The Question does not possess the Police team ability.  At the beginning of your turn, The Question can use Smoke Cloud as a free action, but can only place one hindering terrain marker.

A click of Stealth starts The Question’s dial as she covertly operates from the shadows.  Defensively, The Question starts with a click of Combat Reflexes and has Probability Control in her damage slot as she takes investigative action.  Stealth makes way for Leap/Climb on The Question’s second and third clicks as she travels to Kandaq and back to follow up on some leads regarding Intergang.  On those same clicks, The Question drops Combat Reflexes in favor of Willpower as she honors her mentor, Charlie Szasz.  Close Combat Expert replaces Probability Control and represents The Question’s combat training under Richard Dragon.

The Question’s fourth and fifth clicks are identical to her first two.  However, on her last click she gains Flurry as she goes down fighting.  The Question also picks up Outwit in her damage slot.

Another thing worth noting is that Renee Montoya and The Question are all the same figure, but some of the figures will possess the Renee head sculpt:

while others will possess The Question head sculpt:

Either way, both figures play exactly the same (with double-sided cards and dual-dials).  Both Renee Montoya and The Question can make ranged attacks up to five squares away.  They also have the Detective, Gotham City, and Police keywords to aid in theme-team building.

Thanks for reading!  Please join us next time as we reveal more secrets from upcoming HeroClix releases!

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