Marvel Crisis Protocol: Ulik Preview
Atomic Mass Games stellen den neuen Charakter Ulik vor. Die Figur kommt im 2er Pack mit Beta Ray Bill und wird ab dem 10. Februar erhältlich sein.
We who are about to rock, salute you! Today’s Panel to Play gives us our first look at the Unstoppable, Unconquerable, Invincible Ulik the Rock Troll!
Ulik is a member of the Rock Troll race, which dwells beneath Asgard. Ulik, the oldest and most powerful Troll at more than a millennium old, is by far the mightiest. Little is known about his origins, or what makes him so much stronger than the other members of his race. When Ulik tried to steal Mjolnir for the Rock Trolls years ago, he first met Thor, the mightiest warrior of Asgard. Ulik was the best fighter in the Rock Trolls‘ war with the Asgardian gods, and he engaged Thor in a titanic conflict while wielding a replica of Thor’s uru hammer. Ulik and the god of thunder have clashed many times over the years, pitting their strength against each other in titanic clashes.
Ulik might not be the smartest person in the universe, but he packs a titanic wallop and can take a punch from an Asgardian like a champion. For 5 Threat, he has 7 Stamina—both Healthy and Dazed—and decent defenses against Physical and Mystic attacks, and some great damage output.
His basic attack employs one of Ulik’s signature weapons, a pair of brass-knuckle like Pounders that let him, well, pound on his opponents with added force. With Strength 6 and a Push special rule that can move characters of Size 4 or less, Ulik doesn’t have to pay any Power if he wants to dish out some solid physical strikes.
However, if you’ve got 5 Power burning a hole in your pocket, you can go all in with the true might of this Rock Troll. When Ulik unleashes his full fury he can Shatter Mountains, Shatter Bones, a Strength 9 Physical attack that inflicts the Staggered special condition on the target, and has the chance of causing Shatter, rattling his target so hard that it gives them an Activated token!
Both of his attacks are Range 2, but there are ways Ulik can dish out some punishment to foes who are further away. The first is the straightforward option: pick up something big and heavy and chuck it at ‘em with Bad Manners, an active superpower that lets Ulik throw Size 4 or smaller terrain. Or he can build up some momentum with a Short advance and fling himself into the air with the Crushing Leap superpower, landing within Range 2 of his position, after which he can deliver a Pounders attack.
Like many other characters in his weight class, Ulik has a couple of innate superpowers to represent his tremendous, superhuman strength and durability. The first is Trollish Temper, which like the Asgardians grants an extra Power during the Power Phase, and Trollhide, which lets him reduce the damage he suffers by 1 to a minimum of 1 point.
That’s all for our first look at the angry underground dweller, Ulik! Be sure to check back in the future for yet another installment of From Panel to Play, the series where we give you your first look at how your favorite characters transition to the tabletop in Marvel: Crisis Protocol. Pre-order your copy of the Beta Ray Bill & Ulik Character Pack at your local game store or through the webstore today!
Until next time, Atomic Mass Transmissions, signing off!