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Marvel: Crisis Protocol – Five ‘Cosmic Characters’ That Need To Join The Game

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May 29 2024
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Marvel: Crisis Protocol needs to go cosmic and these are the characters that could lead the next wave into Space!

With Nova on the way from Atomic Mass Games and more Guardians of the Galaxy characters coming, we have a few ideas on other cosmic characters that could join the fray.

And just for the sake of clarity, I’m using “cosmic” in reference to non-Earth based characters — basically anyone in space/not on Earth. I’m not referring to the cosmic entities like the Living Tribunal, Eternity, Infinity, and the like. Although those would be crazy crisis threats if AMG ever decided to go nuts. That said, let’s dig into it!

Silver Surfer

I don’t think I need to really go into this one as he’s shown up on a list or two before. One Herald of Galactus, Norrin Radd aka the Silver Surfer is quite the powerful cosmic creature. At first I was kind of wondering how AMG would make a miniature for him but then Iceman showed up and that basically sold me on the idea. Like I needed to be convinced even more… Anyhow, he would be an awesome addition to the game. Hopefully, if we ever get a Galactus we’ll get a Silver Surfer to bring him in, too!

Adam Warlock

Adam Warlock MCU inspiration for Will Poulter

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If you’ve not read up on Adam Warlock, that’s okay.  You might be vaguely familiar with him from the Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 movie. The long and the short of it is that he’s an artificial being genetically engineered to be “perfect” in every way. That said, in the comics he was later adapted from his origins a bit and eventually played a major part in the whole Infinity Stone Saga. He’s gone toe-to-toe with Thanos, wielded the Infinity Gauntlet and done a ton of other stuff off-Earth. He’s kind of a big deal out in space is my point. There’s even evil alternate versions of him, too…that could make for some fun games down the road. Which is why he’s on our list!

Gladiator

Kallark aka Gladiator might have been a not-so subtle nod to Superman, but he’s also different in other ways. Yes, he can fly, has super strength, is incredibly durable, and has an assortment of other powers. But what really make him interesting is that instead of having a weakness like kryptonite, he’s power is directly dependent on his own confidence. YEP! That’s right folks, if he can believe it he can achieve it…or something. But seriously, as part of the Royal Guard of the Shi’ar Empire he could help usher in quite a few other non-Earth based characters. Plus, it’s always fun having a Superman analog in the game, right?!

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Quasar

Quasar, aka Wendell Vaughn, wasn’t always Quasar. He was first introduce as Marvel Boy but through various updates and storylines eventually became Quasar. He’s got a unique set of power bands (the Quantum Bands) that allow him to manipulate energy. Later, he comes into possession of the Star Brand which granted him even more powers. But honestly, his powers are a lot like a certain DC corps that rocks a lot of Green. What I like about Quasar is that because he’s got very different power sets depending on when you’re basing his miniature, you could have very different versions of him. But mostly, I want to see him on the tabletop because of the Annihilation story line. Speaking of which…

Annihilus

I had to throw at least one galaxy-ending threat in the mix, right? Annihilus might have started out as a bit of a “villain of the week” for the Fantastic Four, but there was this little story event called Annihilation. That had him basically lead the charge of the Annihilation Wave. I won’t spoil it here, but let’s just say while the ‘Supes back on Earth were busy with their petty Civil War, there was an epic battle for survival in space — and not everyone made it out alive. This would add at least one pretty major villain to the game that would easily pose a threat to the Guardians of the Galaxy (and more). Maybe he could be a Ultimate Encounter…that would be DOPE.

 

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There’s LOADS more cosmic characters out there in Marvel. Who do you want to see on the tabletop in Marvel: Crisis Protocol?

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Author: Adam Harrison
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