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Lex Luthor
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Reviewed 09.21.2005

Average Rating: 1.5

Ratings are based on a 1 to 5 scale
1 being the worst. 3 ... average.
5 is the highest rating


Cram-company

REVIEWED BY CRAMCOMPANY

 

Today we'll be reviewing Lex Luthor from Icons

 

 

When I was growing up I always did root for Luthor.  I think he’s one of the more respectable villains.  He’s really just a smart man, no real powers.  Most of the time Lex Luthor believes in what he is doing and doesn’t like that an Alien should not be viewed as a savoir.  I’m sorry, Superman, but I’d like to see Luthor win even if it’s in a parallel universe and just once. 

Just let the rabbit have one bowl of Trix!

 

Unique:    212, Anti Superman Team, 8 range/1 target. 9 clicks of life Flyer.

 

MOVEMENT: 12 running shot, then 10 charge.  Nothing after that.

 

ATTACK:  11,11,10,10,9,9,8,8,7 all with super strength

 

DEFENSE:  18 with impervious, (17,17,16 with invulnerability), toughness with gradually declining defense for the rest.

 

DAMAGE:  5,5,4,4,4,4,3,3,3,2

 

SCULPT:  Reminds me of the classic 80’s super friends version of Luthor.

 

OVERALL:

 

  • Very nice opening click.  High attack, defense and damage.

  • ONLY 9 clicks???? If they’re over 200 points they should automatically have 11 clicks.

  • Will not defeat veteran Superman

  • The team ability is pointless or close too it.  Hyper time with it’s cheap Anti-Superman characters are rotating out as are the cheap non flying wildcards.  So it’s hard to use that ability to get an actual outwit.

  • He’ll nearly always be dangerous with a decent attack and a high damage

  • He needs a move and shoot ability after the first two clicks.

  • He needs to start with a higher attack

  • By far the most playable version of Lex Luthor.

  • Will work great in 5,000 point games where you can not use the same figure twice.

I looked at Luthor for quite a while.  I kept trying to make him good.  Thinking of feats and conditions and point values that would make him really work.  His starting click is very good, but any balanced team will hit him off of it quickly.  Thor and KC Supes are good, because if you CAN hit them, they’re still devastating.  Luthor starts devastating and could definitely take out one character, but then everyone else will have a shot at him.  Then he will go down faster then a POG on Ares.

 

HE RECEIVES A 1.5 OUT OF A POSSIBLE 5 THUMBS UP!

 

Good, Bad, I’m the Guy with the Clix

Cramcompany

Questions, comments, sexually confused?  Email me at cramcompany@hotmail.com.

Please no hate mail

 
male
monkley
Today we have Lex Luthor, arch-enemy of the greatest superhero ever, Superman

Lex Luthor 212 points
Superman Enemy
Flying

12,10,9,9,8,8,7,7,6 One click of Running Shot followed by one of charge
11,11,10,10,9,9,8,8,7 Super Strength down the dial
18,17,17,16,16,15,15,14,14 one imperv, 3 of invuln, rest toughness
5,5,4,4,4,3,3,3,2

Review: I'm going to keep this short and sweet. Luthor in his battle suit and what we get is a brick. Granted its a flying brick, but a brick and a bruiser nonetheless. He's starts off with some running shot then follows it with a charge click. The standard damage reducers are here, and the damage is outstanding. Also the TA isn't half bad. Combine him with a Mary-Jane POG and you just gave him outwit.

Now here's the bad side of things. First off, his movement is crap. The move and attack is not deep enough and a single shot to him will probably knock him out of it. After those initial two clicks, he's one big target. The defense power is also too shallow to be much good with only one click of imperv. Finally the high defense values screw over in the end with making a hard number for your healers to hit.

Overall he's too many points for not enough. I understand the fact that his original click sucked in that it wasn't an attacker or a cost effective support piece but this isn't the answer.

Feats to use: Rip it up, Large Object are your main choices.

Scores:

200: N/A
300: 1.5/5
400: 1.5/5
500+: 1.0/5

Agree? Disagree? mail is welcome malemonkley@hotmail.com

I am not (much of) a crook!
 


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