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Spiral - Clobberin Time

Reviewed 09.03.2004

Rank Unique
Point Value  56
Collector's Number  092
Rarity  6

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Godwin My only knowledge of Spiral before Heroclix came from the X-Men Saturday morning cartoon. There was an episode where the X-Men are captured by Mojo and put into his Running Man type cosmic game show. Anyway Spiral was one of his bodyguards and thatís all I remember. Spiral is a Unique from Clobberin Time and during my obsession to pull a CT Unique she was one of the ones I was hoping to pull. In the end I only pulled Titania, but I have since added Nick Fury and Medusa.

Spiral comes in at 56 points, which makes her playable in almost any size game. Her starting Speed of 8 is pretty decent. She has Battle Fury, which means you canít carry her so she will have to move on her own. This is the bad news about Battle Fury. I will mention the good news about Battle Fury a little later.

Her Attack starts at 10 and she keeps this for 2 clicks before it starts to drop. That is a very nice way to start for a 56-point character. She has no range whatsoever, but that doesnít matter because she has Battle Fury her entire dial. Her natural Damage starts at 1, but later goes up to 2 for several clicks. That doesnít matter either because she starts with Blades / Claws / Fangs (BCF). Oh and I forgot to mention one other power she has. Itís called Flurry. This means that she now can do 2 separate close combat attacks on the same turn and she can use BCF for each attack. Now this combo is not new to the game. In fact Logan came from the very same set and he had the same ability, but what makes her stand out is that she gets this combo on her first 2 clicks. So you donít have to Push to get it, or prey that your opponent will do just enough damage to get it. She starts right off with it and if you keep her out of range of other figures and make sure you attack first then she has the ability to rip your opponent to shreds. This is also where the good news about Battle Fury comes in. Your opponent cannot mind control her to use it against you so you donít have to worry about watching her mutilate her own teammate.

I think Spiral would be awesome as a bodyguard. In bigger point games you can hold her back and park her next to someone with Telekinesis (TK). When your opponent attacks one of your figures with his most expensive piece move Spiral up with TK and attack. If you donít finish them off on the first wave of attacks then you can think about Pushing to do it again. Imagine the potential to do 24 clicks of damage in two turns and it doesnít have to be all at the same figure. Now of course you could do as little as 4 even if you landed every hit and rolled ones, but we like to think positively.

Other then that her Defense is solid with a 16 and 2 clicks of Toughness to protect against minor attacks and Energy Explosion. She also has Minions of Doom which Iím not sure why since I donít think she ever worked with Doom. But this gives her the wild card team ability and that is just another weapon in her arsenal. On top of that she has an amazingly cool sculpt with her 6 arms each holding a sword. Overall I think this is a very awesome figure and for the point cost she is a steal to put on almost any team. I would love to have her so if anyone happens to have an extra send her my way.

Overall Score: (Out of 10. Score of: 4 = horrible, 5 = below average, 6 = slightly above average, 7 = great, 8 = outstanding)

Unique Spiral Ė 7.74

 

 

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