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Overview: Thanos found all six Infinity Gems and set them into his Infinity Gauntlet. With power over reality itself, Thanos used the Infinity Gauntlet to kill half of all the living beings in the universe. Absolute power corrupts absolutely, and so Adam Warlock has gathered the most powerful heroes to defeat the omnipotent Thanos.
Can you defeat a god?
Players: 2 (or more)
Points: 2000 points
Actions: 4 actions per turn
Cards: Each Heroes player may assign up to 20 points of feats. No BFCs or Bystander Tokens allowed
Player 1 (Thanos): This player can only use Thanos. Thanos is automatically given the 6 Infinity Gems (below). All Infinty Gem feats are immune to Thwart.
Old Thanos Special: If player 1 uses the original Infinity Challenge version of Thanos (rather than the Supernova version), then the EGO GEM is automatically applied to him.
Soul Gem Clarification: If Thanos possesses a damage reducing power, and uses the Soul Gem to obtain another one, he may only apply one of those damage reducing powers per action (example: Thanos can possess Impervious and Invulnerability, but he cannot use them both at the same time; when he is dealt damage, he must choose which of the two he wants to use).
Player 2 (Heroes): This player may create a 2000 point team, from only the following list: Thor, Spider-Man, Captain America, Iron Man, Cyclops, Scarlet Witch, Namor, She-Hulk, Hulk, Wolverine, Vision, Adam Warlock, Silver Surfer, Starfox, Drax The Destroyer, Dr. Doom, Dr. Strange, Death, Mephisto, Galactus, The Living Tribunal, The Collector, Chaos & Order, Gamora, Cloak, Pip The Troll, Firelord, Nebula, Hawkeye (Clint Barton), Chronos, Quasar, Spiderman.
More players (heroes): You can have 1-3 Hero teams/players. For 2 Hero players, each Hero team must be up to 1000 points. For 3 Hero players, each hero team must be up to 700 points. Highlander rules apply. (Optional: Highlander rules apply to each individual team, allowing you to use Thor on every team).
Actions: Heroes can take 4 actions per turn. If there are 2 or more Hero teams, each Hero team can only take 3 actions per turn.
THANOS Strategy: To impress Death, you've turned off the ability to see the future (which is why you don't have Super Senses). You're going to take lots of hits, but that Reality Gem will more than make up for it, allowing you shrug off 10 attack, +1 per turn. You must take advantage of the free phasing/teleport and free incapacitate attack each turn, because you're natural damage isn't going to be enough to KO the big heroes in one hit! And rolling doubles gives some major damage, so take the offensive!
If you're using the Supernova Thanos, make your Impervious rolls before using your Reality Gem.
If you're on the offensive, use the Soul Gem to steal some Hypersonic Speed, Ranged Combat Expert, or Close Combat Expert. If you're on the defensive, see about stealing some Super Senses, Impervious, Probability Control, or Regeneration.
HEROES Strategy: No turtling here. You have to get through Thanos' Reality Gem, which basically gives him Protected for against 10 attacks (+1 per turn). Translation? You have to hit him twice per turn, if not more.... Thanos' Impervious isn't going to help you that's for sure. It's probably better to have 2-3 Hero teams, as it will allow you to make more attacks. Thanos is very beatable in this scenario, so just keep pressing the attack as much as possible.
Then again, historically Thanos did beat the heroes to a pulp, so just sit back and try have some fun.
Historical Outcome: Thanos got cocky and lost the Infinity Glove to Nebula. Deep down inside, Thanos knows that he is not worthy of godhood, so he unconciously finds a way to lose it every time. With Nebula still confused with all her newfound power, Adam Warlock enters the soul gem and attacks her from within. When all is said and done, Adam Warlock ends up in possession of the glove.
Special thanks to HCRealms members Xforce1982 & Dondoozat for compiling the list of heroes.