Greetings HeroClix Fans!

Welcome back as we continue our series of previews for our upcoming Marvel HeroClix: Avengers/Defenders War set!  Today, we point (heh!) you to a super villain whose unsuccessful criminal career left him so discouraged that he made a deal with the Avengers to surrender his battle suit so that it wouldn’t fall into the wrong hands.  We present to you another character making his HeroClix debut, Porcupine!

Marvel HeroClix: Avengers/Defenders War - Porcupine

Porcupine doesn’t come with the notoriety of other villains, but he does have a low point value of 40 and a dial that’s five clicks deep. He also has the standard speed, attack, defense, and damage symbols.  His power set is geared towards close combat, and his two opening clicks of Plasticity make him a difficult foe to shake.  However, Porcupine’s main strength is in his battle suit, which lets him absorb some damage dealt to him via Toughness.

Additionally, Porcupine’s battle suit is covered with metal quills that can be used offensively and defensively.  These metal protrusions are represented on each click of Porcupine’s dial as a special power called Razor-Tipped Quills, which deals an attacker 1 unavoidable damage if Porcupine is hit with a close attack.  With Plasticity and Toughness backing up Porcupine’s Razor-Tipped Quills, opponents may want to rethink any plans to hit him up close with anything other than a KO punch. That is unless they don’t mind getting pinged for a retaliatory click of damage and having their chances of breakaway drastically drop.

As a nod to the various criminal organizations he’s joined, Porcupine has the Emissaries of Evil, Lethal Legion, Maggia and Soldier keywords as options if you wish to include him on a themed team.  However, Porcupine makes a viable choice for any team as a harassing tie-up piece thanks to his power layout. Moreover, his low point value leaves plenty of room for other attackers and support characters.

Thanks for reading!  Join us again as we reveal more exciting characters and highlight strategies and team builds from the Marvel HeroClix: Avengers/Defenders War set and visit the WizKids Info Network to find upcoming Pre-Release Events near you!