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Perfect X
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Do the rules prevent you from using the same character (here/villain/mastermind) more than once in the game?

For example, can you have the following combinations in the same game session?
• Spider-Man and Peter Parker
• Jean Grey, Phoenix and Dark Phoenix
• Wolverine (base), Wolverine (Dark City) and Old Man Logan

Do the rules prevent this because it does not make sense thematically or do they simply allow it you just run wile with your imagination?

I can understand having both Spider-Man and Peter Parker as heroes, because thematically he is fighting one moment with his mask and another without; but can Jean Grey and/or Phoenix battle Dark Phoenix in the same game?
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Rules wise, no, this is perfectly legit.

When I first got the spider man expansion I played an all Spiderman battle.

Theme wise, it's a harder sell, but hey these are comic book characters, use a little imagination, clones, time travel.
It all works out in the end.
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The rules do not prevent that. You can also have the same character as a hero, villain, and mastermind. Assume they are each from a different version of the marvel-verse.
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costguy wrote:
Theme wise, it's a harder sell, but hey these are comic book characters, use a little imagination, clones, time travel.
It all works out in the end.

Not that hard of a sell. There's no reason to "believe" that the different decks represent different versions of the same character working together. It's all just the same character, except instead of 4 different cards he has 8/12/etc different cards.
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I do it all the time. They work great. Just recently played a game with Wolverine (X-Men), Wolverine (X-Force), Colossus (X-Force), Soul Sword Colossus and Colossus & Wolverine. It was lots of fun.
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PerfectX wrote:
... can Jean Grey and/or Phoenix battle Dark Phoenix in the same game?

At the moment there's an event where TT Jean Grey and Phoenix are teaming up, so I don't see why even in-universe the continuity couldn't fragment once more so that they battle Dark Phoenix.
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Does "TT Jean Grey" mean time-traveling Jean Grey?

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PerfectX wrote:
... can Jean Grey and/or Phoenix battle Dark Phoenix in the same game?

At the moment there's an event where TT Jean Grey and Phoenix are teaming up, so I don't see why even in-universe the continuity couldn't fragment once more so that they battle Dark Phoenix.
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Alternate versions of characters team up all the time in the comics - just look at the current Generations series for examples of this. A Secret Wars setup would also give some story justification.

We always like to start by explaining the setup, ie, if Spider-Man, Symbiote Spider-Man, Ultimate Spider-Man, Peter Parker, and Spider-Man Noir are working together, we might say that different Spider-Men are teaming up to defeat a foe that threatens multiple dimensions at the same time (kind of like Spider-Verse).
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jhochges wrote:
I do it all the time. They work great. Just recently played a game with Wolverine (X-Men), Wolverine (X-Force), Colossus (X-Force), Soul Sword Colossus and Colossus & Wolverine. It was lots of fun.

I must try this, my wife is gonna love it!
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This can actually be a lot of fun! Try doing an all Spider-Man game! Get Pete, Spider-Man, Symbiote Spider-Man, etc. and just have a blast. Think of it as your very own Spiderverse.
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Quite a few comic stories have superheroes fighting alternate versions of themselves. Shortly before I stopped reading X-Men back in about 1997, Magneto had a fight against the X-Men, which included 'Joseph' who was some version of him (I missed the ending so I never found out exactly who or what Joseph was). The recent Secret Wars had default (616?) Reed Richards fight The Maker, which was the Ultimate Universe Reed Richards. I've been led to believe that such fights are perhaps not common but something more than a few comics eventually try. With the whole multiverse concepts and time travel concepts, most any writer can find a reason to have different versions of a character fight himself or herself.

I've personally never had a game with nothing but Colossus and Wolverine, but I have had one that comes close. Base Set Iron Man, Dr. Strange, Thor and Superior Iron Man (plus someone else) fought Uru Iron Man (Fear Itself's Mastermind), who led the Mighty (his team)and the Avengers. So two forms of Iron Man and Dr. Strange were fighting Iron Man and his team, including Dr. Strange and the Avengers, including Iron Man.

At some point I'm sure that Iron Man and War Machine fought, and the Superior Iron Man story arc has Superior Iron Man versus some Iron Man robot/program designed to stop Tony Stark gone bad, which describes Superior Iron Man pretty darn well.
 
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