Monday, February 13, 2006

Boo!

I didn't order this and it's not part of the Custom Heroclix poll.
But it is really cool.

11 comments:

Adrian said...

But it doesn't have his flaming horse!

crowdedhouse said...

So give the flaming horse his own heroclix. And yeah, Scip, that is awesome.

Ed said...

Good timing, too. Guess who cameos as one of the villains in the second-to-last JLU episode? Nothing major, but cool nonetheless.

K26dp said...

Not to mention he seems to be the main baddie in the latest Superman/Action Comics crossover.

Great conversion. I imagine if WizKids ever ends up putting him out (or Shadow-Thief for that matter), thy're going to have a tough time getting the dial to be anywhere near accurate.

David J Oakes said...

Damn, beat me to it.

(Fulfilling my USRDA of Sour Grapes: "Isn't the monocle a bit high?")

(Actually the Monocle is dead, so he's pretty low...)

Scipio said...

"thy're going to have a tough time getting the dial to be anywhere near accurate."

Oh, I disagree. With a combination of Supersenses, Phasing, Stealth, Perplex?

totaltoyz said...

Guess who cameos as one of the villains in the second-to-last JLU episode?

He was also the very first villain from the comics to appear on Super Friends, a full season before Lex Luthor and the Legion of Doom!

The Thing That Walks Like A Man said...

I LOVE the Gentleman Ghost, especially his three run-ins with Batman. Bats would get sooooo surly, because he could never figure out if the Ghost was a charlatan or an actual spook.

Rumor has it that GG might be in the next DC set. I'd add Willpower, Outwit, and/or Smoke Cloud to your power list, Mr. Scipio, and throw in the Injustice League team ability, just because that bunch needs all the pieces it can get.

(And speaking of the Spook, that guy was always an unsung favorite Bat-foe of mine, too.)

Scarlett Drake said...

Maybe it's the cranky fangirl in me, but I remember rewading GG as a kid and loving how I couldn't figure out of he was a ghost or a fake. Batman couldn't figure it out and that just made it delicious. It was a mystery and maybe, just maybe, it would never be solved. When I read modern appearances of the Ghost and it was pretty clear the guy was supernatural, I was dissapointed and cranky.

Of course nowadays when people do that like in Twin Peaks or Lost, I just assume the writer is dragging the mystery out.

k26dp said...

Oh, I disagree. With a combination of Supersenses, Phasing, Stealth, Perplex?
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Rumor has it that GG might be in the next DC set. I'd add Willpower, Outwit, and/or Smoke Cloud to your power list, Mr. Scipio, and throw in the Injustice League team ability, just because that bunch needs all the pieces it can get.

The problem of course is that you can't have Phasing and Stealth on the same click, or Super Senses and Willpower, or Outwit and Perplex. I find for characters like this, the rigidity of the power dial becomes a hindrance.

I think I would do a really, really short dial, maybe four clicks only, but have ridiculously high defense -- I'm thinking 20, 19, 19, 18 -- with Phasing on clicks one and four and Stealth on two and three. I'd give him Willpower and Perplex for all four clicks. A short ranged attack for his pistol. I like the Injustice League TA, mostly so you can use the new alternate TA feat so you could potentially avoid Outwit.

The Thing That Walks Like A Man said...

When I read modern appearances of the Ghost and it was pretty clear the guy was supernatural, I was dissapointed and cranky. -- Scarlett Drake


Blame Tony Isabella. In a mid-to-late 80s Hawkman-themed mini, it was confirmed that the Gentleman was indeed a ghost. I was disappointed, too!

And k26dp, I like your interpretation of the Ghost, especially the high Defense and the staggered Phasing so he can make those getaways when he's been tagged.