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For today’s Marvel HeroClix: Fear Itself preview, we take a break from looking at those chosen to be The Mighty or The Worthy and turn the spotlight to The Serpent himself!
This version of The Serpent depicts Cul Borson as the frail old man freed from captivity by the Red Skull’s daughter, Sin. The Serpent comes into play at 100 points and has the Power Cosmic team ability, which means he can use Willpower and his powers can’t be countered. The Serpent also has a range of seven squares and has one target for his ranged attacks.
The first three clicks of The Serpent’s dial are nearly identical, both in terms of his power set and combat values. The only difference is The Serpent’s speed value dips to a 6 on his third click. In his speed slot he starts with Phasing/Teleport as he spreads terror and fear across the Earth. The Serpent also has three clicks of Penetrating/Psychic Blast as he cuts through even the sturdiest Asgardian armor. Super Senses occupies his defense slot and allows him to evade attacks altogether on a d6 result of 5 or 6.
A special power called I Am Your All-Father, Now appears in The Serpent’s damage slot and allows him to use Enhancement and Leadership. When The Serpent succeeds on a roll for Leadership, he may also remove an action token from any adjacent character with the Asgardian keyword.
The last three clicks of The Serpent’s dial are also nearly identical, with some slight differences. I Am Your All-Father, Now remains for one more click before making way for Probability Control. His attack slot features Pulse Wave over Penetrating/Psychic Blast. Defensively, The Serpent switches from Super Senses to Toughness.
In his speed slot, The Serpent drops Phasing/Teleport and gains a special power called Summon the Worthy to Defend Me. To use this special power, give The Serpent a power action then place up to two friendly characters with The Worthy keyword adjacent to him. Those characters can’t be given an action this turn.
Naturally, The Serpent has the Asgardian, Deity, and The Worthy for keywords. For additional thematic team building, he also has the Brute keyword. In Golden Age play, assign the Immortal Contempt feat to The Serpent and for 10 points his attack value gets a +1 bump when he attacks a character with the Deity or Cosmic keywords that is also a lower point value.
The Serpent works best when he strikes behind the scenes, attacking when a prime opportunity presents itself but mainly allowing other characters with The Worthy and Asgardian keywords to play off his I Am Your All-Father, Now and Summon the Worthy to Defend Me special powers. Some appropriate allies for The Serpent include Mokk (Breaker of Faith), Kuurth (Breaker of Stone) and Greithoth (Breaker of Wills). All three characters have both the The Worthy and Asgardian keywords.
Thanks for reading! Join us next time as we reveal more secrets from the Marvel HeroClix: Fear Itself Organized Play set! Until then, may all your Impervious rolls be successful!