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Like several of our Worst Clix Ever candidates, Element Lad looks very playable at first glance. But you'll have to take a deeper look at the dial to realize that he is, in fact, a bad figure.
At 70 points he seems okey - Flight and 2 ranged attacks with Incapacitate is certainly workable (even with a starting attack of 9). His defense is also pretty good at 17 (with Barrier)
There are 3 basic kind of HeroClix figures when team building -- attackers, utility support (Perplex, Outwit, etc), and cheap tie-up pieces. The problem with Elemental Lad is that he fits none of these rolls. A meager damage of  with limited range makes him useless as an attacker, and he has no good supporting powers (unless you can make use of Barrier, which is fairly useless on its own), and he's far too expensive at 70 points to be a tie up piece.
There are dozens and dozens of figures better suited for your team for 70 points (heck, there are 40 point figures that are better than this) that can be an attacker, utility, or tie-up.
Congratulations Elemental Lad, you're today's Worst Clix Ever!
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