Greetings, HeroClix fans! Today, we’re taking another look at the upcoming Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles HeroClix: Heroes in a Half-Shell set with one of the more unsettling villains from the pantheon of Turtles villains – Rat King!
A 100-point piece with 6 clicks of life, Rat King is all about board control and misdirection. He possesses Improved Movement – Ignores Hindering Terrain, as well as a trait called Rats Everywhere…I am Everywhere. This trait states that you may give Rat King a free action if he occupies hindering terrain. When you do, you may then place him in another square of hindering terrain within 6 squares. Played on the right map, Rat King is nearly impossible to keep in one place!
Moving on to Rat King’s special powers, his Movement special power called Pawns in My Game appears on his first 3 clicks and allows him to use Stealth. He’s also able to use Mind Control as if he had a range value of 6 – and when he does, he can use Improved Targeting – Ignores Elevation, Hindering Terrain, Blocking Terrain, and Characters. And if that wasn’t enough, his second special power, Game for the World, allows him to use both Perplex and Probability Control on his first two clicks of life.
Rat King also has a collection of standard powers that will frustrate your opponents! If his Mind Control doesn’t work out, Rat King has a Plan B in the form of Poison! If an opposing character does manage to pin him down, they’ll be paying the price with 1 click of damage. Furthermore, he also has Super Senses, giving him a chance to completely avoid taking damage with a lucky roll. Later in his dial, Rat King can use Phasing/Teleport to avoid combat, Outwit to counter powers, Shape Change to prevent attacks, and Regeneration to potentially heal back up to the top half of his dial!
The Rat King was often thought of as a joke, but the iteration of the character in the 2011 comic series really revitalized him into a truly terrifying villain. Rat King can be maddening to play against, and a true joy to play with. We hope you’ve enjoyed this look into the character, and hope you’ll come back soon to see more exciting previews! The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles HeroClix: Heroes in a Half Shell set releases later this week so make sure to reserve your Gravity Feed today! Until next time, Shape Change for the win!