• RJ's Top Five - "Top Non-Female Little Cup Characters Girlfriend Will Use"

    Way to force her to make a decision, huh?

    It's no secret -- Little Cup is my favourite meta by far. I enjoy being forced to only use commons/starter set characters, and I enjoy the strategy that is required.

    Recently, my girlfriend AlannaBrave has been wanting to play more, and she is notorious for using female characters. (She has been known to use the odd dragon or Manhunter, but for the most part, she sticks to the ladies.)

    As a challenge this week, I asked her to go through all the Age of Ultron characters and tell me which five she would like to try on a Little Cup team at some point. The point of this article is to get you to do the same! If you have played a lot of AoU, focus on the Little Cup characters you've yet to touch. Or better yet, if there is a different meta you play, let us know what it is, and what cards you'd like to try.

    Without further ado, here are the five that she chose.



    Honourable Mention: Rocket Raccoon - "Blam! Murdered you!"
    When Rocket Raccoon attacks with at least one other character, he gets +2A.

    I like this little guy. As a three-cost bolt, he has some solid power to him. Attack values of 2, 3 and 4 allows him to do 4, 5 or 6 if he has a teammate. Thematic, and beasty. Me likey longtime. But why does she like it?

    Honestly, that card? Seriously? It suits him so ridiculously well. Want me to elaborate?

    ...Yes. Yes I do.

    *insert annoyed sound here* -- Basically, he is a cute, little furball who kicks a lot of butt. If he heard me call him that, he'd probably beat me up. He'd get out of every little situation he's in. No defence, but meh. He's a small guy. That attack? That's pretty awesome.

    Fair enough! Onto the actual list.

    #5. Groot - Reincarnated
    *If Groot would be KO'd, instead return him to the Field Zoned at level 1.

    Not surprised he is on this list. I love Groot, and I hope to get his Super Rare someday. This card however? Not the greatest. Fun to play? Definitely. I fully expect to put Groot on a few of my teams and have some fun. That level 2 and 3 is pretty cool. 1/2/6, 2/3/7. And if he comes back at level 1? No biggie. I can spin him up if need be. Ant-Man global? He's doing damage.

    I think that the die suits Groot. Same as Rocket Raccoon. Except, the numbers are flipped. The only words out of his mouth are "I am Groot." Can you imagine the stuff he has to put up with when people don't understand him? He needs a lot of defence to put up with that! I love his defence. He can stand up to anybody. If he does get KO'd, he's coming right back.

    4. Red Skull - Johann Schmidt
    If Red Skull is KO'd, your opponent chooses: either Red Skull deals 2 damage to your opponent or you gain 2 life.

    I'm not a fan of cards that allow your opponent to choose the punishment, but late in the game, this could be really mean -- and thus, really fun. If I'm having this card used against me, I'd almost always allow my opponent to heal, and I have more confidence in my ability to deal lots of damage. Surprised to see she chose this.

    I don't like this character at all. I really like this ability though. Either way, whether I'm gaining life of they're taking damage, if you're ahead you're widening the gap, and if you're behind, you're catching up. Plus, the artwork! I was really impressed with it!

    3. Hulk - Gamma Powered
    OVERCRUSH. If Hulk attacks and damages your opponent while at level 2 or 3, return him to the field at level 1.

    INTERESTING. It appears my sweetheart is planning a spin team of her own. (I always use Giant Man, I always spin him up with Polymorph. I think she plans to do the same with Groot, and now this Hulk.) As a seven-cost shield, this dude is expensive. But, he's going to do lots of damage too. Attack values or 4, 6 and 8? Can't really let him through as he'll continue to keep hammering away. Could be fun. (I'd probably still use Jade Giant.)

    If you chump-block, you're taking damage. I just looooooove Overcrush. He's the Hulk! He's really awesome! Hulk smash and comes back for more!

    2. Ultron - New World Order
    While Ultron is active, the first time you capture an opposing character die each turn, Ultron deals 3 damage to an opponent.

    Capture is going to be so big this set, and Ultron helps with this. That being said, I don't think I've ever seen her capture a die before.

    Unless Ultron is on his weakest level, good luck getting him off the field. Three damage every time I capture a die! It's so evil.

    I also guess the film helped her with that one.

    1. Loki - Loki Laufeyson
    While Loki is active, once per turn you may pay BOLT to deal 1 damage tro a character die. That character die loses all of its abilities until end of turn. You may use this ability whenever you could use a Global Ability.

    I adore this card, and I'm not surprised she does too. He might make most Little Cup teams, as well as constructed ones too. What a beasty ability that works like a Global, except your opponent doesn't get to use it.

    I can't have Thor in this set, so why not pick her(?) brother? I guess I really like characters with high defence, eh?

    It's true! Well, that's her list. She also considered common Kang, and some others, but these were the ones she was most excited about. How about you? Are there AoU cards you're excited to play? Comment and let us know! Enjoy your weekend!
    Comments 3 Comments
    1. pk2317's Avatar
      pk2317 -
      Also don't forget that Loki was a female for a while in continuity.
    1. RJRETRO's Avatar
      RJRETRO -
      I did forget that. I think I shall tell Alanna that never happened. She'd flip.
    1. Bubba9's Avatar
      Bubba9 -
      i really wonder if hulk will be spinned down when he does overcrush damage. it doesnt say unblocked....