I admit that my understanding of Heroclix is fairly limited, but I’m told this generic henchmen token can be used with any team affiliation, at any time, to represent the “real” henchmen that super-villains use! What an awesome idea!
You see, villains rarely team-up. More often than not they try to take care of things by themselves, making use of hired muscle to do so. When I imagine The Joker and Batman fighting I don’t expect to see a lot of C and D-list Arkham Inmates present, rather an army of eccentric thugs. Has UDE ever seen the 60’s Batman series before? All they ever did on that show was fight henchmen!
Let’s get some ultra-generic Thugs who can become part of any team affiliation, without a team-up. Say they have the team affiliation of each other character you control, or something. We could even come up with a keyword for cards of that type. Their effects don’t have to be devastating, just something simple that can be bolstered with a proper plot twist of character effect. Just imagine how playable certain team affiliations could become with the help of Random Punks-esque burn effect, or an extra card draw, or whatever.
UDE has done some amazing things with Army before, and with Leader making a trimuphant return in Marvel Universe now would be a perfect time to fully exploit the possibilities here. Best of all it would only take two or three cards to make henchmen a major force in any given set. What do you think?