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M'Onel
DC origins

Name M'Onel
Type Character
Rank Veteran
Point Value 223
Collector's Number 075
Rarity Rare

Reviewed 03.27.2007

Average Rating: 4.00

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

~ Romanco ~
Today's Click of the Day is  M'onel/Mon-El/Valor
Origin
 
My first fan mail since joining Pojo! I say thanks to David who emailed me asking to review this figure (I was hoping to myself), and for his nice dials. So about Mon-El.. I guess Superman saved him and thought he was a weaker form of himself. Can Mon-El live up to the name of Mini-Supes?
mon-el Points: 118
Range: ~ 6 squares Team: Legion of Super Heroes
Category: DC Rookie
# 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12
10 10 10 9 9  9 8 8 KO KO KO KO
10 10 9 9 8  8 8 7 KO KO KO KO
16 16 15 16 15 14 14 14 KO KO KO KO
3 3 3 3 3 3 3 2 KO KO KO KO
 
valor Points: 160
Range: ~ 8 squares Team: Legion of Super Heroes
Category: DC Experienced
# 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12
10 10 9 10 8 9 9 8 7 KO KO KO
10 10 9 8 9 10 10 9 9 KO KO KO
16 17 16 15 16 16 15 15 14 KO KO KO
4 3 3 4 3 3 3 3 2 KO KO KO
 
m'onel Points: 223
Range: ~ 10 squares Team: Legion of Super Heroes
Category: DC Veteran
# 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12
10 9 10 10 8 8 9 9 8 8 KO KO
10 10 10 10 9 9 8 8 7 7 KO KO
17 16 17 17 16 16 16 16 15 15 KO KO
5 4 4 3 3 2 4 3 3 2 KO KO
 
Which is the best? You take your pick but I'm going with the Rookie.
 
 Speed  -- The starting Hypersonic Speed won me over to review him. He can travel a total of 13 squares to nail someone or swing in close combat. Charge is after so pushing is accepted. Lengthy line of 9 and 8 until death.
 
 Attack  -- 10, the same as the veteran. Values stay consistent until Mon-El can do nothing anyway. HSS and Super Strength is one of the greatest combos in HeroClix.
 
 Defense  -- Three clicks of Invulnerability is pretty good for only 118 points. 16 doesn't look too pleasing next to all the other numbers but at least it goes low enough to heal.
 
 Damage  -- Think statistics: it's only 3, but who seriously has 3 on their second-to-last click for that point cost?
 
 Sculpt  -- Are all powerful Legion of Superheroes tiny and give off this weak and harmless look? The cape whispering in the wind does look cool though.
 
 Romanco's Breakdown
~ Inexpensive for his potential effect on game
~ One big hit and he's stuck with only a 6 range
~ Risky to push
 
 Strategy : Just grab and object and shoot out. Take the strongest guy first and don't be afraid to use all 10 spaces when running up. If they go soaring, forget the object and use range.
 
~ Use In Contact to up the poor defense or make the attack a little better. If there's enough space try Fortitude so pesky Outwitters can't cause you to pile down to click 5 after one turn. If you have an Avenger, slap on Tbolts. I really like Mon-El. Sadly, my friend pulled the Rookie; but I got the Exp and Vet! He is basically Black Adam with 30 points saved, Wildcard Team and 6 Range. Go get one. ~
 
I give Mon-El a 4.5/5.
 
 Mirror Master reviewed next!
~~  Romanco   mcromanco95@aol.com.
 
Dario Hello everyone. Today we go back to Origins due to a fan request. It’s M’Onel the heroclix that we’ll be reviewing. This guy is a Veteran, has 10 clicks of health, 10 range 1 target, Legion of Superheroes TA, flight, no archenemy and costs 223 points:

Stats:

Speed: 10, 9, 10, 10, 8, 8, 9, 9, 8, 8. First 2 clicks have HSS, then he gets 4 clicks of Charge, and that’s it.

Attack: 10, 10, 10, 10, 9, 9, 8, 8, 7, 7. First 3 clicks have Super Strength, then follow 2 clicks with Quake, then 3 with Super Strength again and that’s it.

Defense: 17, 16, 17, 17, 16, 16, 16, 16, 15, 15. First 2 clicks have Impervious, next 3 have Invulnerability, the rest is Toughness.

Damage: 5, 4, 4, 3, 3, 2, 4, 3, 3, 2. First click has Battle Fury, CCE for the next 5 clicks and that’s it.

Analysis:

His Speed is fine. Opening HSS with a 10 range is fine, and so is some Charge as a follow up… and don’t forget he’s a wildcard.

His Attack I don’t like. He has HSS with Super Strength and then some Charge and Super Strength; and that’s nice, but the values are too low for a character over the 200 points.

His Defense is a little lackluster, I think. An extra click of Impervious wouldn’t be too crazy… either that, or he needs a slightly higher defense...

His Damage is nice, but only if you get him into close combats. Otherwise, it’s rather low for a figure his cost.


Conclusion: As you realize, I think that for 223 points this guy needs a
better attack, and a slightly better defense, and damage. Yes, I said that
he can work nicely should he be in close combat situations, but the thing
is… I believe that if you are above the 200 points, you must be able to
fight well at a distance. With HSS/SS, Charge/SS and CCE, he seems to be
made to go CC… and that’s no good… if you want that, better go with V Black
Adam or someone like him.
Still, I’ll give him a rating a tad higher than he deserves, since he’s a
wildcard and that gives him some potential that other figures in his class
don’t have.

Rating: 3.5/5.

“YES FORCEBLAST! NOW I CAN WIN!”

This is Dario, mails to

darioferni@hotmail.com


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