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Sentinels // Marvel-DC Parallels

I feel like I can't possibly be the first person to pose this question, so if anybody knows of another similar thread, I would love a link.

Every time I introduce a new player to SOTM they always struggle picking a Hero.  I find it's helpful to give them a Marvel/DC parallel (or blend of parallels) to give them some flavor behind the various hero themes.  Regrettably, I am not very well-versed in comics and know most of the characters from movies and television (although i'm slowly working to improve that).  As a result, I found it pretty easy to come up with parallels for the heroes in the core game but now that I have literally every expansion and mini-expansion I have realized how completely unprepared I am to develop a comprehensive list. 

However, if anyone has any oppinions on who they consider a similar or "parallel" from Marvel/DC - or if you disagree with what I have listed - I would appreciate your input.

Thanks!

Kakariko

- Note: I realize that each of the characters were uniquely designed and I don't intend to cheapen them by tagging them with a mainstream "lookalike".

 

Core Game

  1. Heroes
  • Absolute Zero - - 
  • Bunker - - Iron Man, Warmachine
  • Fanatic - - 
  • Haka - - The Hulk
  • Legacy - - Superman, Captain America
  • Ra - - 
  • Tachyon - - The Flash
  • Tempest - - Aquaman, Martian Manhunter
  • Visionary, The - -
  • Wraith, The - - Batman
  1. Villians
  • Baron Blade - - Red Skull
  • Citizen Dawn - -
  • Grand Warlord Voss - - Thanos
  • Omnitron - -

Rook City

  1. Heroes
  • Expatriette - -
  • Mister Fixer - -
  1. Villians
  • Plague Rat - -
  • Spite - -
  • The Chairman - -
  • The Matriarch - -

Infernal Relics

  1. Heroes
  • Nightmist - -
  • The Argent Adept - -
  1. Villians
  • Akash'Bhuta - -
  • Apostate - -
  • Glooomweaver - -
  • The Ennead - -

Wrath of the Cosmos

  1. Heroes
  • Captain Cosmic - - Captain Marvel
  • MSky-Scraper - - Ant-Man
  1. Villians
  • Deadline - -
  • Infinitor - -
  • Kaargra Warfang - -
  • Progeny - -

Shattered Timelines

  1. Heroes
  • Chrono-Ranger- - Jonah Hex
  • Omnitron-X - -
  1. Villians
  • Iron Legacy - -
  • Kismet - -
  • La Capitan - -
  • The Dreamer- -

Villians of the Multiverse

  1. Villians
  • Ambuscade - -
  • Biomancer - -
  • Bugbear - -
  • Citizen Hammer & Citizen Anvil - -
  • Greazer - -
  • La Capitan - -
  • Miss Information - -
  • The Operative - -
  • Plague Rat - -
  • Sergeant Steel - -

Vengeance

  1. Heroes
  • K.N.Y.F.E.- -
  • Parse - -
  • Setback - -
  • The Naturalist - -
  • The Sentinels - -
  1. Villians
  • Baron Blade - -
  • Fright Train - -
  • The Friction - -
  • Ermine - -
  • Proletariat - -

Oblivaeon

  1. Heroes
  • Luminary - -
  • Harpy, The - -
  • Akash'Thriya - -
  • La Pomodora - -
  • Lifeline - -
  1. Villians
  • Aeon Master - -
  • Borr the Unstable - -
  • Dark Mind - -
  • Empyreon - -
  • Faultless - -
  • Nixious the Chosen - -
  • Progeny - -
  • Rainek Kel 'Voss - -
  • Sanction - -
  • Voidsoul - -
  • Oblivaeon - - 

Mini-Expansions

  1. Heroes
  • Guise - - Deadpool
  • The Scholar - -
  • Unity - -
  • Void Guard - -
  • Benchmark - -
  • Stuntman - -
  1. Villians
  • Infinitor - -
  • Wager Master - -
  • Chokepoint - -
  • Miss Information
Edited by: arenson9 on Feb 6 2019 - 11:56pm
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This thread on Reddit went through that a while ago reddit.com/r/sentinelsmultiverse/comments/6qf2zc/herovillain_analogues/


Crush your enemies, drive them before you, and laminate their women! - Guise, Prime Wardens #31

 
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This has been done a number of times before, but rarely with the full list of characters consolidated.  For what it's worth, here are my thoughts:

Core Game

  1. Heroes
  • Absolute Zero - - Iron Man + Iceman
  • Bunker - - Iron Man, Warmachine, STRIPE
  • Fanatic - - Hawkgirl, with a touch of Ghost Rider
  • Haka - - The Hulk
  • Legacy - - Superman, Captain America
  • Ra - - Thor, Hercules
  • Tachyon - - The Flash, Quicksilver
  • Tempest - - Aquaman, Martian Manhunter, Storm
  • Visionary, The - -Jean Grey
  • Wraith, The - - Batman
  1. Villians
  • Baron Blade - - Baron Zemo, Doctor Doom
  • Citizen Dawn - - Magneto
  • Grand Warlord Voss - - Thanos, Darkseid
  • Omnitron - - Ultron, Brainiac

Rook City

  1. Heroes
  • Expatriette - -  The Punisher, Domino
  • Mister Fixer - - Luke Cage, Iron Fist, Bronze Tiger, Daredevil
  1. Villians
  • Plague Rat - - Man-Bat, Morbius the Living Vampire, Killer Croc
  • Spite - - Bane, The Joker
  • The Chairman - - Carmine Falcone, Bruno Mannheim
  • The Matriarch - - Nico Minoru, Scarlet Witch

Infernal Relics

  1. Heroes
  • Nightmist - - Doctor Strange, John Constantine
  • The Argent Adept - - Doctor Fate,  
  1. Villians
  • Akash'Bhuta - - Gaea, Poison Ivy
  • Apostate - - Mephisto, Lucifer
  • Glooomweaver - - Dormammu, various Cthulhian entities
  • The Ennead - - The Salem Seven

Wrath of the Cosmos

  1. Heroes
  • Captain Cosmic - - Green Lantern
  • MSky-Scraper - - Ant-Man, The Atom
  1. Villians
  • Deadline - - Silver Surfer, Beta Ray Bill
  • Infinitor - - Sinestro, various non-green Lantern wielders
  • Kaargra Warfang - - Mongul, Arcade
  • Progeny - - AMAZO, Metamorpho

Shattered Timelines

  1. Heroes
  • Chrono-Ranger- - Jonah Hex, Cable
  • Omnitron-X - - Vision, Mega Man
  1. Villians
  • Iron Legacy - - Various alternate Superman/Captain America versions ("Red Son" Superman comes immediately to mind)
  • Kismet - - Scarlet Witch, Jinx, Hazard
  • La Capitan - - Kang the Conqueror, Chronos
  • The Dreamer- - Ace (Royal Flush Gang)

Villians of the Multiverse

  1. Villians
  • Ambuscade - - Kraven the Hunter
  • Biomancer - - Suma-Ket, Nekron, other sorcerous/necromantic archetypes
  • Bugbear - - Sabretooth
  • Citizen Hammer & Citizen Anvil - -  I mean, they're Christopher and Adam's WoW characters, aren't they?
  • Greazer - - Lobo, with a 50s veneer
  • La Capitan - -  see above
  • Miss Information - - any number of 'office assistants', like Edwin Jarvis; Terra; various reality-manipulators
  • The Operative - - Lady Shiva
  • Plague Rat - - see above
  • Sergeant Steel - - Nick Fury, Amanda Waller

Vengeance

  1. Heroes
  • K.N.Y.F.E.- - Psylocke, Black Widow
  • Parse - - Mister Terrific, 
  • Setback - - Longshot, Domino
  • The Naturalist - - Beast Boy
  • The Sentinels - - The Fantastic Four
  1. Villians
  • Baron Blade - - see above
  • Fright Train - - Blockbuster, Brick
  • The Friction - - Reverse Flash
  • Ermine - - Catwoman
  • Proletariat - - Multiple Man/Jamie Madrox

Oblivaeon

  1. Heroes
  • Luminary - - see Baron Blade
  • Harpy, The - - see Matriarch
  • Akash'Thriya - - Swamp Thing, Man-Thing
  • La Commodora - - see La Capitan (note:  this was spelled "La Pomodoro" in the original post.  Is that the Foodiverse version?)
  • Lifeline - - Deadline
  1. Villians
  • Aeon Master - - (I mean, he's literally a non-speaking, faceless villain meant to be a source of mooks.  Could be any number of characters.)
  • Borr the Unstable - - Speedball
  • Dark Mind - - Phoenix Force/Dark Phoenix
  • Empyreon - - Firewalker, Terrax the Tamer, other Heralds of Galactus (which could apply to most of these)
  • Faultless - - Lords of Order, Nabu
  • Nixious the Chosen - - Mephisto, the Oghru Jahad
  • Progeny - - see above
  • Rainek Kel 'Voss - - see Voss
  • Sanction - - The Living Tribunal
  • Voidsoul - - Eclipso, Shadow King
  • Oblivaeon - - Galactus

Mini-Expansions

  1. Heroes
  • Guise - - Deadpool
  • The Scholar - - The Dude, Iroh
  • Unity - - Terra, Rick Jones, Magneto
  • Void Guard - - see The Sentinels
  • Benchmark - - Cyborg, Iron Man
  • Stuntman - - Stunt-Master, see also Ambuscade
  1. Villians
  • Infinitor - - see above
  • Wager Master - - Mr. Mxyzptlk, Bat-Mite
  • Chokepoint - -  Graviton, Magneto
  • Miss Information -- see above
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I once asked a friend if he had a favorite Marvel/DC hero to try and pick his Sentinels deck. He answered "Spider-Man," which totally stymied me! Personality-wise that'd be Setback, but I didn't want to introduce him with that character and I couldn't think of a gameplay analogue. Eventually he added, "or the X-Men," so, okay, boom, I gave him Tempest.

But now that I've played the heroes that releasd with OblivAeon, I know exactly who I'd give him: Void Guard Writhe! He's not really the same power set or personality, but the way he swings in, does a cool thing, and then vanishes, while having to be careful not to get squished, seems exactly right for Spider-Man.

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Writhe as Spider-Man, you say? Interesting. I've always found him to be a glaring oversight. I can't even think of a Spider-Man-ish hero in the Cauldron!

I usually just go with Absolute Zero when I need a stand-in, for maximum sarcasm.

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I always saw Baron Blade as more of a Lex Luthor then a Red Skull.

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Wager Master is so totally Q from Star Trek The Next Generation that I have trouble imagining anything else when I play against him. Especially in Celestial Tribunal (also totally from TNG)

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Bunker has more connections with War-Machine than he does with Iron Man, in my humble opinion. Military man in a giant suit of power armor COVERED in hard munitions and armor. They're both technically under the Power Suit Architype, but they play incredibly different: Benchmark's a scalpel, Bunker is a sledgehammer.

I see Blade as more a Doctor Doom mixed with Lex Luthor as well. Who knows, maybe Blade's father was more a Red Skull?

I can see what you're saying about the parallel between Wraith and Spider-Man. I'd say he's more Full Symbiote Spidey, or maybe even a non-beserk and more calculating Venom.

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TakeWalker wrote:

Writhe as Spider-Man, you say? Interesting. I've always found him to be a glaring oversight. I can't even think of a Spider-Man-ish hero in the Cauldron!

Cauldron spiderman analogue would probably be Cricket. Teenage character with insect themed instead of arachnid themed powers feels close in my mind.

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Medic-Tank wrote:

Cauldron spiderman analogue would probably be Cricket. Teenage character with insect themed instead of arachnid themed powers feels close in my mind.

Who is Cricket. I don't recognize that hero. Also Cauldron?

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The Cauldron is a fan-made (and GtG-approved) collection of Sentinels characters available as a print-and-play on Board Game Geek.

Cricket is one of the characters in those expansions.

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If you google 'Sentinels of the Multiverse Cauldron', they're the first link that pops up.

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I don't know why I never thought of Cricket. Obvious, really! XD