Marvel Dice Masters: Deadpool: Agent X
This November sees the newest release for WizKids‘ Dice Masters, Marvel Dice Masters: Deadpool. The set is focused on Deadpool’s world including the X-Men and Weapon X, but the set also includes some other familiar characters and the first appearance of the Inhumans team affiliation. I’ll be reviewing a card a day until the set’s release in a few weeks. But, beyond discussing the cards and how they fit into the Dice Masters game, I’ll also focus on the characters themselves and if the card reflects their comic history.
Next up is Agent X: Earth-2 Counterpart, the rare version of the card.
Art: Alvin Lee, Agent X #1
Comic origin: Created by writer Gail Simone and artist Alvin Lee in 2002, Agent X was spun out of Deadpool which at the time wasn’t selling well and got his own mini-series that lasted for 15 issues.
The character’s real name is Nijo (also known as Alex Hayden) who’s an assassin and mercenary who blamed Deadpool for his brother’s death. There’s a story that I can’t even wrap up that involves the character wanting to be the best mercenary there was and may or not actually being Deadpool. Nijo/Alex was eventually trained by Taskmaster.
His abilities include a regenerative healing factor, foreign chemical resistance, disease immunity, extended longevity, telepathic immunity, superhuman strength, superhuman stamina, superhuman agility, and superhuman reflexes.
Live action version: None
Card playability: This is an interesting one. Being able to draw a die is useful and there’s a lot of new ways to redirect or gain life. This can be great to get crucial dice and/or a way to get rid of Sidekick dice too. Also being able to field a 5A for 1 die is pretty solid, so you also get a decent attacker out of it all.
Card vs. Comic: I’m not sure there’s a big connection between the card’s ability and the character. Being able to get needed supplies fits a bit, but that’s about it.
Final Thoughts: This card could be pretty useful in a game and I can see it being added to a few decks. It’s not a fame changing card, since there’s so many ways to draw dice now, but it’ll be interesting to see how it fits in to the rest of the set which may change my final thougts on the card’s use.
WizKids provided Graphic Policy with FREE product for review.