All month long Lost Hemisphere and this humble site have been celebrating the glory of Crime Lords with our very own Crime Lord’s Month! From Vanessa Fisk to Batroc to The Enforcers, every major criminal in the Marvel Universe has gotten some love in anticipation for… well, Marvel Universe.
It only seems fitting that I wrap things up with an exclusive MUN preview card featuring the greatest Crime Lord of them all, the ruthless mercenary known only as Bullseye!
Wait — what do you mean he’s a member of the Thunderbolts!?
Bullseye is the legendary assassin best known for killing Elektra, but he’s much more than that. With his uncanny accuracy and love of violence, Bullseye is one of the most capable and efficient killers in the Marvel Universe. The Thunderbolts and S.H.I.E.L.D., never ones to miss an opportunity, were quick to recruit Bullseye against his will as part of their mission to arrest unregistered superheroes.
Unlike his more toyetic team members Bullseye is relegated to black ops for the Thunderbolts. He is brought along on missions in complete secrecy, and is only used when absolutely neccessary. On a team of powerhouses, Bullseye remains the Thunderbolts’ secret weapon.
It’s the rap music, I tell you.
However, this is a Bullseye who is forced to fight on the side of the angels. Crime-fighting and hitmen make for strange bedfellows, though, so I imagine it will only be so long before Bullseye returns to his roots in a bloody fashion. After all. we think the caged bird sings, when indeed they want to kill their superiors. Ouch.
But enough poetry, let’s get down to business…
Bullseye, Closer to God
Thunderbolts / S.H.I.E.L.D.
7/7 Range, Concealed
Activate, Return Bullseye to his owner’s hand -> Stun target attacker with cost less than the number of resources you control. Use this power only if you control another Thunderbolts or S.H.I.E.L.D. character.
“He creates life. I take it away.”
Wow! Playing into the Thunderbolts’ ‘more resources = more better’ theme, Bullseye is an enormous threat waiting in the wings. His ability, limited by the number of resources you control, only goes off once, so it will be very important for you to decide which turn he can be best utilized. Is the early advantage of stunning a 3-drop worth it, or should you wait until turn 7 to take out their 6?
Yes, you’ll only get to try this trick once, but it’s not difficult to image a situation where his ability can turn the tide of an entire game!
Patience is key here.
Also of note, Substitute is back, and it’s back with a vengeance! This means you can maximize Bullseye’s potential by switching him into play during a later round. Perhaps you want Vixen or Darkseid’s big bottoms to stonewall attacks until Bullseye is ready to play? Or maybe you’d rather send The Sensational Spider-Man to exhaust a character, then quickly switch him out with this friendly assassin for the kill.
The possibilities here are endless, but the important thing to remember is that Bulleye’s power requires you to control another Thunderbolts or S.H.I.E.L.D. character. Even though his ability comes at a steep price, it is definitely worth it.
Justice, Like Lightning! With a criminal twist!