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Jessica Jones/Jewel
Sinister

Reviewed 08.22.2006

Average Rating: 1

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


Cram-company
2006 Philly
Wizard World
Champion.
Top 10 regional player in Chicago.

REVIEWED BY CRAMCOMPANY

Edited by:  Jamie Lewis

 

Today we'll be reviewing Jessica Jones/Jewel from Sinister

 

So many people play this character; I felt she warranted a full review.

 

Rookie:  39 points, Avengers Team

 

 

Experienced:  45 points, Spider-Man Ally Team

 

 

 

Veteran:  51 points, Avengers Team

 

 

Who is the Best In my opinion none of them are that great.  I would say the rookie with Avengers and Charge is the best.  However, I’m going to review the ultra popular Experienced  Winner:  Experienced

 

MOVEMENT:  7 with Leap/Climb is nice for getting to the person you want to Perplex.  Leap/Climb at the end will help you run away… although I’m not sure to where or why you would want to run away.

 

ATTACK:  8 attack… that is bad.  But at least it drops Ultra Fast.

 

DEFENSE:  16 with Toughness will make her short dial mildly less short.  It will also save her from being killed by really small figures.

 

DAMAGE:  2 damage with Perplex.  Her second click is blank, Exploit Weakness near the middle when she would have to get REALLY lucky to hit for one real damage.  Perplex at the end may help.

 

SCULPT:  Sexy in a Film Noir sort of way.  What’s in the vile?

 

feats:  I would not feat her.  But if you have a Batman Ally on you team, that would really help.

 

OVERALL: 

*       No Range

*       Low Attack and Defense

*       Toughness is nice

*       Wildcard is nice

*       Other then one click of Perplex, what does she do?

*       She can not be pushed or she will be useless

 

I have many of the same points I had when reviewing Multiple Man.  http://pojo.com/heroclix/COTD/2006/Aug/08.shtml  The question is this, why do you need a 45 point Jessica Jones?  The answer is Perplex, because she really can not do anything else.  So that brings us to the next question, what is the price of Perplex?  The first answer I can come up with is NOT 45 points!  Con Artist is 11 points and that admittedly was a little cheap for Perplex.  We all agree that In contact with Oracle is great and in most cases that is enough.  Dealing one extra damage each turn is great, but not at the price of another attacker.  Havok deals 4 damage, has Leadership, an 18 defense from (deleted word) range and a 10 attack, Oh, and he’s one point less. 

 

What’s the price of Perplex?  I think In contact and then Oracle on the card is the most I would ever pay.  If you’re paying (deleted word) 45 points for a new shinny Perplexor, you’ve just bought a losing lemon. 

 

IN SHORT:  STOP USING JESSICA JONES!!!!

 

SHE RECEIVES 0.5 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

 

Fun FACt:  I’m 7 – 0 in Heroclix World Championships.  Thought we all might need a rest from the Global Warming stuff. 

 
Rurouni KJS Rookie Jewel
wing speed
39 points
Team: Avengers
Range: 4 x 1

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08 07 07 06 06
08 07 07 07 06
16 16 15 15 14
02 02 01 01 01

Powers and analysis:
1: Charge, Super Strength, Toughness
2: Super Strength, Toughness
3: Super Strength
4-5: none

Lite brick, thy name is Jewel. Sporting a lousy AV, she's only good for tying up much bigger threats for a moment of the average game. If you've got the points to use her, I'd rather go with R Icons Aquaman. Or someone REALLY good like V Echo.

Feats:
THUNDERBOLTS is the only card you should ever inflate her cost with. And that only if you NEED to add a certain TA for wildcards to leech or somesuch.
Otherwise, use ALPHA FLIGHT to give her AV much-needed help.

Themes:
I got nothin', because...

Comic accurate?
...Was she ever actually an Avenger? Or is this the result of Brian Michael "JoeQ Gave Me the Marvel Universe" Bendis pounding on the walls of Marvel reality again?

In sum:
If you're not forced to in a sealed or draft game, you'll never want to use this chick.

Rating: 1.5/5. Half a point for being able to Charge with a heavy.



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Experienced Jessica Jones
boot speed
45 points
Team: Spider-Man
Range: 0

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07 06 06 05 05
08 08 07 07 06
16 16 15 15 14
02 01 01 01 01

Powers and analysis:
1: Leap/Climb, Toughness, Perplex
2: Toughness
3-4: Exploit Weakness
5: Leap/Climb, Perplex

Very different from the Rookie. Sporting Perplex and the wildcard TA, Jess can help your team out quite a bit on those first and last clicks. She's very pricey for essentially being a juiced up Con Artist, though.
The exception is if you're fielding Batman Enemies or Sin.Syndicates whom she can leech attack values from; then she becomes a potent threat in her own right. And don't forget the Batman/Kabuki TA to make her a Stealthed Con Artist.

Feats:
None cry out to be used on her, not even the one-size-fits-all cards like In Contact With Oracle or Protected, so keep her cost down.

Themes:
At this point in her career, she's probably met Luke Cage (V Power Man), so a team-up with him and V Iron Fist is a good theme team.

Comic accurate?
She'd lost half her powers somehow at this point in her career due to the villainy of Purple Man (who is her Archenemy in this set), so this looks right.

In sum:
She's good in a draft, but you'll have to build her in carefully to a team to get her points' worth out of her.

Rating: 2/5




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Veteran Jessica Jones
boot speed
51 points
Team: Avengers
Range: 0

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07 06 06 07 06 05
09 08 07 07 07 07
16 16 16 15 14 14
02 02 01 01 01 01

Powers and analysis:
1-2: Leap/Climb, Toughness, Perplex
3: Leap/Climb, Willpower, Exploit Weakness
4: Willpower, Exploit Weakness
5: none
6: Leap/Climb, Perplex

In almost every way, Vet Jess is a more capable figure than her E version. For starters, her AV is at least decent before it quickly tanks. More Perplex means she can prop up the team longer. And Willpower gives her much more options. Too bad she's no longer a wildcard.

Feats:
POUNCE is finally viable on her. And with the right THUNDERBOLT ability, she could be a force to consider.

Themes:
As the wife of V Power Man, she's essentially an honorary New Avenger...

Comic accurate?
...hence the not-entirely-accurate TA.

In sum:
On the surface, Vet Jess looks like a big boost over the Exp. But the loss of the wildcard TA hurts a lot of her flexibility. Still...

Rating: 2.5/5 She gets a .5 boost over the E.

 
DrStrange86

Today's review Jessica Jones is from Sinister

 Whoclix….sorry she is so bad I don’t care.

 

The “best” of the three is the vet.  They are all so bad I am going to be lazy and do the vet. 

 

She is 51 points, has 0 range, 6 clciks fo life, and is an avenger

Speed: 7,6,6,7,6,5   Leap/Climb for first three and last

Attack: 9,8,7,7,7,7   No powers

Defense:   16,16,16,15,14,14   Toughness first two, Willpower next two

Damage:  2,2,1,1,1,1  Perplex for 2, Exploit Weakness for two, then perplex again at end

The Good:  Perplex helps herself and the team

      Avengers can be T-bolted to a lot of goodies

The Bad:   Low numbers

     No Range

     Only way to ever use her to attack is Pounce

     She sucks


Feats:   Pounce comes to mind…..if you want her to ever attack and have a chance at doing damage


Overall:    She stinks…plain and simple.  She is an overpriced Con Artist who can maybe attack and just does not have any of the stats or powers needed to make her really playable.  The avengers team helps, and is the only reason she will have anything more than maybe a 1.  She is overcosted by about 20 points, is useless, and should never be played. 

Constructed/Unrestricted:  1.5 / 5

Sealed/Draft:  .5 / 5

 

Overall:  1 / 5

Need help? Send any emails to batmandx@aol.com.

-DrStrange86

 


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