Northstar. Formerly of Alpha Flight, Now of the X-Men,
this character caused a huge stir for Marvel in the 90's when it was
revealed that he was a homosexual. Thankfully, the character survived
the hype, and has quietly become one of the more well-rounded characters
in the Marvel Universe. On to the click.
Rookie: 52, with 5 clicks of life, Avengers team ability
Exp: 61, with 5 clicks of life, Avengers team
Vet: 72, with 6 clicks of life, X-Men team
LE: 62, with 5 clicks of life, no team ability
All the versions start out with 12 movement, and three clicks of
hyper-sonic speed. then they all get 2 clicks of flurry of blows. Quite
a decent package, to get an HSS character at a lower cost than previous
bit low, marking 9 on all versions (except rookie, which is 8), and no
powers except on the LE, which has 2 clicks of Incapacitate at the
starts out at 16, and keeps toughness through a majority of the dials.
You'd think with him being so fast, we might have gotten super senses,
like Flash. But I guess the idea was to make him a little more
cost-friendly for his abilities.
mostly 2's, with a few ones at the tail end of all but the Vet. Nothing
too suprising, But I wonder; Shouldn't he have exploit weakness? In the
comic, he managed to bloody an invincible character, just by punching
him several times super-fast.
Pretty weak. Wizkids sometimes change up the look for characters between
their REVs, and Northstar definitely should have gotten that treatment.
He should have had his black and white maple-leaf for the rookie, the
outfit he has for his experienced, and the new, almost armored looking
outfit for his Vet.
I like the piece, and have found it useful to my team
when i've used it. The low attack value stops it from being a 2nd tier
character, but he definitely makes for a great taxi with benefits.
3.25 / 5