Pojo's HeroClix "Click of the Day"
|I guess you could call Lady Deathstrike Wolverine's
half-sister, since she has the same Adamantium skeleton that he does. I
don't think old James would call her that, but you can. Yuriko Oyama is the
daughter of the man who invented the Adamantium grafting process, and her
first appearance in the Marvel Universe was in Alpha Flight #34, in which
she went after Wolvie in an attempt to get jump...er...steal his bones.
(Alpha Flight #34 is kinda special to me, since I had dumped AF when John
Byrne left after #28, and didn't pick up an issue for 6 months. I was sick
one day and my mom got me that issue since she knew I had bought the title
previously. I restarted my collection after that, and bought the dang thing
up to #90 or so. Useless information that you didn't need ot know.)
She also appeared in last summer's best comic film X2-X-Men United, though
she was never actually referred to by name, and I don't think she even had
any lines. Hey, at least she's in the film, and has a kick-butt fight
sequence with our favorite Canucklehead.
But this is the Heroclix version, and let's see what she's made of here.
First off, 45 points? Is there something wrong? I think so, she's WAY too
cheap. Then only 8 clicks of health. Also way off from the comic version
(though about right on for the film version). Her starting stats are a
paltry 8 Speed, 9 Attack, 15 Defense and 2 Damage. Powers? A couple, but
nothing spectacular (Stalth, BCF, Toughness &
Battle Fury). In short, she ain't anything to write home about. I would
expect that you could use her as a quick slice and dice machine, but beyond
that, she won't stand up.
She isn't the worst Unique ever, but she isn't the greatest either. She
sells for between $6 and $20, but most of the sales are on the low end of
the range. I also can't stand the sculpt. In the comics she's got these
nasty spikey fingers (made from Adamantium) which were depicted very well in
the film. Here she only has big long hands and fingers. What's up with that?
Playability 3 of 5
Collectability 3 of 5.
Next week - YOUR choices, if we get any!
History: Wolverines former love gone made insane
thinking that Mr.Howlett (Read Orgins!) killed her
father and stole his technology of the use of
Adamantium with bones. Unlike Wolverine, though her
fingers simply grow into knives rather bulge out of
Clix: Lady Deathstrike starts with 8 movement with
Stealth, 9 attack with Blades/Claws/Fangs,15 defense
with Toughness, and a powerless base damage of 2.
After she takes 2 clicks she gains Battle Fury making
her (even more) useless. Stealth and no range? No no
no. 9 attack? You need a 9 to hit a say, Firelord. At
least her point value is not very high, as Lady
Deathstrike has "Trade Bait" written all over her. Now
she does have one use: Sealed booster. Very cheap and
easy to fit in a team, sometimes not having to worry
about range depending on your opponents pulls. But
alas if you want B/C/F Get a Deathbird, at least she
has range to back her up on the way to the slashing.
Sculpt: A decent sculpt, showing her insane rage fits
that she usually goes through, though it looks like
she was riding in a bumpy car when her lipstick was
||What's up. Today
we review the Lady Deathstrike Unique, from Xplosion. Lady Deathstrike is
basically Wolverine after having a sex change operation. That's really all
she is. Anyway, Ms. Wolverine costs an "amazing" 45 points. And for her
cost, you get what you paid for, I guess. She starts with speed of 8, attack
of 9, defense of 15, and damage of two, with Stealth, Blades/Claws/Fangs,
and Toughness. She gains Battle Fury as well, and she keeps BCF for her
entire 7 click life span. Good, not great. Personally, I would rather use
Unique Elektra (only 36 points, 11 attack). I know I wouldn't use Lady D
anytime soon. (BTW, Wizkids, I think we have enough Elektra and Wolverine
clix, don't you think?) Here's the score:
200: 2/5- Use U Elektra.
300: 2/5- See Above.
300+: 3/5 Why not use her AND Elektra?