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Darkseid - Hypertime
Reviewed 11.13.2003

Rank Unique
Point Value  151
Collector's Number  123

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There is one, and only one villain in the DCU that actually has the cojones to take on the universe, and win. That guy not only runs his own planet, but is constantly in search of the "Anti-life" equation, which if he ever gets ahold of it, will destroy the
entire universe. Darkseid is that man...or God as it were. He's one of the greatest creations of "The King" Jack Kirby, who brought him to DC with his marvelous Fourth World Saga. Darkseid has appeared in almost every DC comic series since, including a fantastic run in Legion of Super-Heroes, which cemented his legendary status. See, Darkseid survives to the 30th Century and beyond. Tell me that's not a
villain! He rules the planet Apokalips with an iron fist, and his amazing Omega Beams. He traded his own son Orion to the New Gods in order for the status quo
to continue in his constant struggle with Highfather. He commands Desaad, Kalibak, Steppenwolf and the Parademons, and he's not to be taken lightly.

After all that, you'd think his Heroclix would be fantastic, and it is, though not as great as he could be. I'm actually surprised that WK decided to make him in the initial set, since he is in the top 5 of most powerful beings in the DCU.

Let's look at that figure shall we? At 151 points, you might say that's pretty hefty, but it really isn't when you think about it. He gets one range 8 attack (The Omega Beams), and has 10 clicks of health. Not shabby, but he really should have a full 12. Minor quibble. Starting stats of 8 Speed, 10 Attack, 16 Defense and 3 Damage are outstanding, and coupled with powers that include Mind Control, Psychic Blast, Super Strength, Impervious, Toughness, Outwit and RCE and he's definitely a heavy hitter. The problem I have is that he's not enough of a heavy hitter. I'm just used to Darkseid being the baddest mamma-jamma around, and this clix just isn't the greatest. Heck the Phasing Green Lantern is more powerful, and tell me the last time Jon Stewart kicked Darkseid's butt? Never!

Darkseid is a unique from the Hypertime set, which has been out for over a year now. Which basically means that you can get him for cheap! $5 to $15 will nab
you this nasty gentleman. Oh, and for a Unique, they could have done a nicer sculpt, all around, I can't wait for a better Darkseid in a future expansion.

My Ratings:

Playability 3.5 of 5
Collectability 3 of 5

Next time - Our Heavy Hitter from Marvel...it's a female Unique...who might it be? Here's a hint, she was in one of the two X-men movies.
M055man Darkseid

History: This is the Thanos of the Dc universe. A God always seeking more power than he should rightfully have, Supermans father in an alternate universe, these
are some of the many things Darkseid is.

Clix: Darkseid is an absolute beat stick with good range and powerful punches for ranged and close combat action. A deadly starting click having 9 clicks of life, 8 range 8 speed with Mind Control, 10 attack with Psyblast, 16 defense with Impervious, and 3 Damage with Outwit. At 151 points, Darkseid (pronounced Dark-side) is well worth it. After 2 clicks Psyblast becomes Super-Strength (decent
although with the new Indy clix rules range is more crucial than close hand  combat; with the exception of charge but I will not get into that right now). After 3 clicks Impervious becomes Toughness, but all the while your opponent does not realize whats coming, click him twice more and he gains Ranged Combat Expert. Now his damage (4 at range) is higher than at the start of the dial! Absoutly deadly. Though by now it might also be a good idea to run to a medic for once he hits RCE he only has 4 clicks left (one shot from say Despero). But the core power of Darkseid lies within his first click. He can Psyblast a bruiser, than see if it has a different defense power, Outwit that, have another team member blast a bruiser for usually death. One thing I noted well play-testing him is that, his Mind Control is barely ever used. Why control someones mind when you can simply use godly powers to pummel them into submission?

Sculpt: This is one of the few sculpts from Wizkids that truly captures the extreme power of this character. Arms folded and muscles bulging large with the insane grimace of power on his face, this is a rare occasion, as this is one of the few figures that will ever get perfect from me on sculpt ratings.



Sealed: 4/5! (5/5 if larger point build)

Constructed: 4.5/5!
Anthony What's up. Today's click is one of my favorite DC Villains. Yes sirree, it is the one, the only, Darkseid!!! Yes, the Ruler of Apokolips has his own (Unique) heroclick, and yes, you better bow down to it's (Unique) might! Okay, Darkseid weighs in at a large 151 points, and his starting stats are speed of 8, attack of 10, defense of 16, and damage of 3, with Mind Control, Psychic Blast(!), Impervious(!!), and Outwit(!!!). So, he's definitely gonna give hurt more than take hurt, especially with Psy Blast and Mind Control for two clicks, as well as Outwit for FIVE! Not only that, Darkseid gains Toughness, Super Strength, and Ranged Combay Expert during his 9 click life span. So, if used correctly, Darkseid can do no less than three clicks of damage! Ouch! Oh, and what good would MC and RCE be without a range of EIGHT! The thing I don't get is that Darkseid is not a Superman Enemy, OR a Arch-Enemy (Blue dial) of Superman. What the hell?! Anyway, on to the scoreboard...

200:4/5- Use him with Desaad here.
300:4/5- Excellent here.
300+:5/5- Perfect.


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