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Pojo's VS System Card of the Day

  Time Trapper, Temporal Manipulator

Card #DLS-069

Date Reviewed: 05.15.07

Constructed Rating: 4.33
Limited Average Rating: 3.75

Ratings are based on a 1 to 5 scale
1 being the worst. 3 ... average.
5 is the highest rating.
Jokerkiller Time Trapper, Temporal Manipulator
3 cost Future Foes rare
Reservist, Concealed-Optional

Time Trapper will never be played in hidden area! While he’s able anytime your opponent searches (Enemy, Mobilize, Amed, ect ect) they discard a card. This goes great with the Future Foes hand wreck but it makes your opponent play around your strategy. They’ll either have to search when he’s stunned or before he’s recruited but if not they’ll have to discard most of the time two cards. The first time I saw him I was playing a Fantastic Four Negative Zone deck. Signal flare just cost me a cost before the search and one after. His size isn’t bad but most playable 3 drops have at least a 6 attack but 5/5 isn’t bad. No flight or range who cares he’s played for his ability. Heck if Amed was a 1/1 3 drop he’d get played!

Time Trapper gets a 5/5 for Future Foes and a 4/5 for getting splashed in any other deck,
Time Trapper- Temporal Manipulater (Future Foes)
3 cost, 5 ATK, 5 Def
Reservist, Concealed- Optional

While Time Trapper is visible, whenever an opponant searches a deck, he discards a card.

Well... this is a pretty cool card. 5/5 is a litle above average for 3 cost, although he doesn't have Flight or Range. He does have Reservist, which is one of my favorite abilities in the game, and he can come into play Hidden or Visible, giving you full use of either his ability or his 5 attack. A few sets back, I'd have said that his ability is mediocre at best, but with all the stuff that allows you to search in the Marvel Team- Ups set, this can be pretty sick. Most search cards force your opponant do discard a card to use them anyway. Time Trapper could well put a stop to your opponants searching.

Sealed: 4/5 He's a 5/5 for 3 cost, concealed. If you get him, you can easily play him as a beat stick.

Constructed: 4/5 With all the search going on now, and his Attack and Deffense above the norm, he is a solid character as a whole.
Si "Hitman" Parkes Time Trapper <> Temporal Manipulator
Cost 3
Reservist, Concealed-Optional

Okay, so Time Trapper, from Legion of Superheroes. Legion is the latest DC set that nobody cares about. It has “Mobilise” in it. Other than that I don’t care either. I also don’t know much about the comic back story for Legion of Superheroes. What I can tell you is that it’s set in the future some time after all the good names have been taken.

Time Trapper is one of the future foes. They are the bad guys who fight the heroic Legion of Superheroes. They fight them in the future. Probably in space I’m guessing.

Anyway, Trappy is the only really useful character with the future foes affiliation in the whole set. Want to know why? When he’s visible (concealed-optional) your opponent has to discard a card every time he searches any deck (his or yours).

That effect makes him a good card. Everything else about him sucks. The stats, the ta, the lack of flight, the lack of range, they all suck. But that effect is sweet. So let’s say it again.

Your opponent has to discard a card every time he searches any deck.

Searching for equipment (cough Fate cough) costs you an extra card. Searching for characters (Assemble, B-Team, blah, blah, e.t.c.) costs you an extra card. Heck even using Time Thief now costs you a card. So that’s a really good effect. Plus it also ties into the “discard” theme of a future foes deck. The downsides are of course everything else about this character.

He’s not really been splashed in any decks yet and to be honest I don’t see it happening. That said, you wouldn’t want to make a future foes deck without him. Though why you’d want to make a future foes deck…

Sealed: 3.5
Constructed: 4


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