Greetings HeroClix Fans!
Welcome back as we X-amine another X-hilarating preview from the upcoming Marvel HeroClix: Wolverine and the X-Men! Today we bring you the architect of the Age of Apocalypse timeline as well as the unwitting creator of the Age of X alternate reality, the son of Professor Charles Xavier, Legion!
Legion suffers from multiple personality disorder, with each personality controlling different powers he possesses. His powers set shows this off very well, and adding to its effectiveness, and again showing his fragmented mind, is a trait called Hidden Personalities. This trait allows you to give Legion a free action to choose a standard power that he can now use until your next turn. When choosing this power, Legion’s controller also rolls a d6 that can’t be rerolled, and Legion gains the personality quirk assigned to the result along with the chosen power.
- “Cowardly” Legion modifies his attack value by -2.
- “Confused” Legion modifies his speed and defense values by -1.
- “Grounded” Legion can use Earthbound/Neutralized
- “Enraged” Legion can use Battle Fury
- “Compassionate” Immediately heal all adjacent characters 1 click.
- “Savant” Legion modifies his combat values by +1. Choose another standard power and he can also use that power.
As you can see, this trait has the advantage of giving Legion access to any power that will be immediately useful to your force, but can come with a price.
Legion begins play with two of his strongest personalities represented. Stealth represents Marci, a little girl trapped in Legion’s mind after he returned from the Age of Apocalypse, who was able to comfort him as the only other non violent personality within him. The other personality to open his dial is that of Jack Wayne, an adventurer who provides Legion with Telekinesis. Toughness will provide some damage reduction for any counter attack that comes his way.
A click into his dial, Legion has another of his strongest personalities emerge, this time that of Jemail Karami, a terrorist leader who was absorbed when his terrorist attack left Legion as the only survivor. As one of the most dominant personalities fighting for control within the mind of Legion, this individual brings Outwit to the dial for a couple of clicks. Another click into his dial, Legion begins to take solid advantage of his 7 range with Running Shot. Also at this time, the last of his dominate personalities reveals herself. Cyndi is a temperamental, rebellious pyromaniac who brings Penetrating/Psychic Blast to the dial. As Legion should be at a distance to opposing figures, Energy Shield Deflection will make him a harder target to make range attacks against. After another couple of clicks, Legion attempts to gain some control over reality by manipulating dice rolls with Probability Control.
At the end of his dial, Legion showcases a couple of abilities that helped make him the hero he always wanted to be in the Age of X as one of the Force Warriors, a group of mutants responsible for the protection of Fortress X. The Force Warriors were tasked daily with repairing the force walls, represented with Barrier. Also at this time is a special power called Endgame, the Counter, allowing Legion to use the Mystics team ability. And he again has a couple clicks of Outwit to close out his dial.
Though never formally a member of any superhero team, using his keywords, Legion can be played in theme with heroes he has spent a lot of time with, notably the X-Men, the team who helped recover him once it was discovered he had survived the Age of Apocalypse, the New Mutants, as well as Age of X. Clocking in at 119 points, Legion can be a solid attacker on whatever force you choose to include him.
Thanks for joining us for our latest preview from the ever X-citing Marvel HeroClix release, Wolverine and the X-Men. Check in with us next week as we take a closer look at some of Legion’s most frequent adversaries!