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Master of Evil and Avengers Adversary – Baron Zemo!

Greetings HeroClix Fans!

Today we check in with a longtime foe, and sometimes ally, to the Avengers and heir to a villainous legacy.  Whether acting as leader to the Masters of Evil or the Thunderbolts, today’s preview was born better and destined to rule.  We present Baron Zemo!

Manipulating both his foes (and allies) from the shadows, Baron Zemo begins play with Stealth while his Trait, The Thunderbolts Gambit, allows Zemo to confer the Thunderbolts keyword to any friendly figures with either the Masters of Evil team ability or keyword.  Better yet, if you’re playing with the Thunderbolts Additonal Team Ability, your newly christened Thunderbolts gain that benefit as well!

Zemo also begins play with the Meglalomaniacal Genius special power.  Megalomaniacl Genius grants Baron Zemo Leadership, Mastermind, and Outwit! And if that weren’t enough, Zemo can use both Leadership and Mastermind as if he were 150 points (as opposed to his actual cost of 100!) so long as he is adjacent to a friendly figure with the Thunderbolts (remember that handy Trait?) keyword.  Thanks to his Manipulative Genius special power, Baron Zemo should always have fodder, er, allies to help him out of a jam.

Early- to mid-dial Zemo demonstrates his proficiency on the front lines with both Running Shot and Penetrating/Psychic Blast, while his initial clicks of Willpower begin alternating with Combat Reflexes for the remainder of his dial.

Mid- to late-dial Zemo exchanges his Manipulative Genius special power for first standard Outwit and then Probability ControlBaron Zemo also switches tactics, taking the fight to his foes with both Charge and Blades/Claws/Fangs!

At only 100 points and armed with the Masters of Evil team ability, Baron Zemo will be easy to include on any number of theme teams thanks to his Master of Evil, Scientist, and Thunderbolts keywords.  Whether Zemo acts on the side of heroes or villains, or as a villain posing as a hero (again, thanks to his Trait), Baron Zemo is sure to make an impact in your next HeroClix game.

That’s all we have for today but be sure to join us later this week as we continue to explore more exciting previews from upcoming HeroClix sets.  Until then, keep your Clix off their K.O.’s!