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Subject: Marvel Mini Expansion: Hero for Hire Villains rss

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Inspired by the original custom ideas of Stu Anderson (andjosh05 https://boardgamegeek.com/thread/1056972/marvel-expansion-av) and others in the variant section. I decided to add-on to the Marvel characters with character specific theme mini expansions instead of trying to make big boxed sets.

This is for entertainment purposes only. Not to be sold. All art work and characters belong to Marvel comics and the respective creators.


Collectively this group of heroes (Luke Cage, Iron Fist, Misty Knight, Colleen Wing, Jessica Drew and Hellcat...not Captain Marvel) breakdown into a subgroup, known as the Heroes for Hire.

"Initially, Heroes for Hire, Inc. was a small business licensed by the state of New York that offered a full line of professional investigation and protection services (initial appearance 1978). Heroes for Hire was owned by Luke Cage and Daniel Rand. It had offices on Park Avenue and two paid employees: Jenny Royce, the group's secretary and Jeryn Hogarth, the group's lawyer and business representative. Heroes for Hire would not accept jobs that involved extralegal activities." -Heroes for Hire. Wikipedia, This page was last modified on 4 October 2016, at 19:34.

These are their villain and Super-Villains for both the Hero for Hire team as well as their individual nemesis.



Chemistro is a Luke Cage villain who later became a Heroes for Hire villain and later joined the Masters of Evil. His oversized super-villain card, like a simple bank robber, work on card destruction for VP. His Super-Villain card uses locations you control and negates any bonuses you get with that.

Sabertooth is the other oversized villain and his ability is reflective of his primary power, regeneration. His Super-Villain card is a fairly vicious card. It effects are centered around equipment (his claws). Little fact you may not know (or maybe you do) Sabertooth started as an Iron Fist villain (Iron Fist #14, 1977). The original concept was that he was going to be a reoccurring non-powered serial killer then was later taken in to the X-Men universe with Fall of the Mutants.

Master Khan and Steel Serpent are both Iron Fist villains. Master Khan's power deals with his desire to steal the Iron Fist ability. Steel Serpent is a martial artist who opposes Iron Fist. He is also known as Davos.

Unlike the TV show, the Super-Villain card Coldfire IS Luke Cage's brother. Diamond Back was a Villain that used knives on Luke but was never a major threat in the comics.
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Page 2 goes deeper into the Luke Cage villain set and gives us the Purple Man's most dangerous power.



Purple Man is a mind control expert. He has even mind controlled Jessica Jones (then known as Jewel) for 9 months. Once he gets you under his power, you must do anything he says. Thus his First Appearance- Attack represents that.

Big Ben Donovan is a Luke Cage villain who later appeared in Daredevil's comic as well as the Daredevil tv show. He is a crooked attorney that is as strong as a bull. In the DD tv show he is an attorney helping the Kingpin while he is in prison. His ability prevents Master of the Law card from being effective against the villains. He also rescue villains out of prison and puts them back on the streets with his First Appearance- Attack.

The Owl is an old DD villain but he is the reason Jessica and Luke met. That was the first villain they fought together.

Black Mariah (such a horrible name) is the female antagonist in the Luke Cage tv show. She is a crime boss and her abilities reflect that. (lots of crime bosses in Luke Cage's rogues gallery).

Cottonmouth is not what he looks like in the tv show. He is another minor crime boss that learned of Cage's criminal past and used it against him.

Shades and Comanche are two reoccurring villains in Power Man and Iron Fist comics that sometimes presented them with a challenge. They have both appeared in the Luke Cage Netflix series.

Discus and Stiletto were two bounty hunters that tried to collect on Luke Cage's bounty when it was exposed that he was a wanted criminal. They have also appear in minor villain roles in many other comics.

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