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Thursday
Feb162012

Introducing: Vendetta

Vendetta is an undead assassin from the Dreadlands. Not much is known about him or his origins.

Vendetta moves quickly and silently. He has great acrobatic skill as well as great patience. Giant pincers can extend from his arms, giving him huge range with his attacks.

Captain Zane of the Blood Guard encountered Vendetta on the road where three would-be robbers were sprawled out on the ground around him, bloodied. Zane was impressed, and offered to recruit Vendetta to the Blood Guard. Vendetta didn't say much, but he accepted. Zane is happy to have a badass crypt man on his side who slices up anything or anyone who needs slicing.

What Zane doesn't know is that Vendetta is no common foot soldier, and loyalty to Zane isn't exactly Vendetta's priority. Vendetta is actually one of Vandy Anadrose's most elite officers--he serves the Queen of D's. For now, he is her eyes. And as General Onimaru would say, spies are the most valuable asset of any army.

In a fighting game, Vendetta is a poking character who also has fast dives from the walls. In Flash Duel and Puzzle Strike, he actually has exactly the three same ability names: Stun Lock, Acrobatics, and Surgical Strike. Let's look at Surgical Strike in Flash Duel:

Normally, if you attack with a certain numbered card, the opponent must block with that same number. For example, if you attack with a 3, the opponent must block with a 3 or lose the round. Surgical Strike lets Vendetta force the opponent to block with some other numbered card though, and this can really throw them off. Remember that in the 1v1 game, there are only 5 copies of each number, so as soon as Vendetta sees all five copies of a certain number in the discard pile and/or in his own hand, he knows for sure the opponent cannot block that number. Any attack becomes a guaranteed round win at that point, a Surgical Strike indeed.

Here's Puzzle Strike's version:

While discarding a single chip isn't too bad, the Surgical Strike part is that Vendetta chooses exactly which chip that is--for each opponent. He can get rid of his opponent's most important combo piece, or their money, or perhaps most devastatingly...their Crash Gem.

Vendetta is acrobatic, patient, precise, and deadly. Next time we'll meet the final character in the Fantasy Strike Expansion, Captain Zane of the Blood Guard. And that will bring us to 20 characters total, and to the launch of the Fantasystrike.com website!

Reader Comments (3)

"In a fighting game, Vendetta is a poking character who also has fast dives from the walls."

Does he yodel? :D

February 16, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterDiscoCokkroach

Undead yodel.

February 16, 2012 | Registered CommenterSirlin

I don't know why, maybe it was the mask, or something, but when i saw Vendetta's chibi art, i thought he was female.

February 20, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterThiago
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