Apostate

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Villain: Apostate


Villain Deck

One-Shot

Fallen Angel (x3)
Apostate deals each Hero Target (H) minus 1 Infernal Damage. Each Villain Relic regains (H) plus 1 HP.
Art: Apostate holding Absolution with Fanatic in the background;
Flavor text: "We are diamonds that shine without fire!" - Apostate, Mystery Comics #369
Profane Summons (x3)
Reveal cards from the top of the Villain deck until (H) minus 1 Relics are revealed. Put them into play. Shuffle the other revealed cards back into the Villain deck.
Art: Apostate holding a heart over a cauldron;
Flavor text: "His power grows more with every lie he utters." - Fanatic, Absolution #19
Remorseless Provocation (x2)
Apostate deals the Hero Target with the highest HP (H) minus 1 Infernal Damage. Play the top card of the Villain deck.
Art: Apostate stabbing a hole through the chest of a a man with Fanatic flying in from the background;
Flavor text: "Is this not what you meant by 'do unto others'?" - Apostate, Fanatic #27

Ongoing

Apocalypse (x2)
At the start of the Environment turn, destroy all cards in play other than this card, Characters cards, and Relics. Then, destroy this card.
Art: Apostate standing the middle of flames around him;
Flavor-text: "Indeed... perish you shall!" - Apostate, Absolution #19

Relic

"Condemnation" [11] (x1)
At the end of the Villain turn, Apostate deals the Hero Target with the highest HP 3 Melee Damage. Reduce Damage dealt to this card by 1.
Art: A closeup of the sword Condemnation;
Flavor-text: "This blade has heard the cries of a thousand souls, and still thirsts for a thousand more." - Apostate, Fanatic #25
Corrupted Effigy [6] (x1)
At the end of the Villain turn, search the Villain trash and deck for the card Runes of Malediction. Put it into play. If you searched the Villain deck, shuffle it.
Art: A statue with glowing eyes;
Flavor-text: "These things you hold sacred are the worst of falsehoods!" - Apostate, Fanatic #25
Gauntlet of Perdition [5] (x2)
Whenever Apostate deals Melee Damage to a Target, this card deals that Target 1 Infernal Damage.
Art: A closeup of the Gauntlet of Perdition on Apostate's right hand;
Flavor-text: "Not all armor is for defense!" - Apostate, Fanatic #27
Orb of Delirium [12] (x1)
Whenever a Villain Relic other than this card would be dealt Damage, redirect that Damage to this card.
Art: The Orb of Delirium held up by two dragon statues;
Flavor-text: "His corruption extends well beyond this plane!" - Fanatic, Mystery Comics #369
Periapt of Woe [4] (x1)
Increase Damage dealt by Apostate by 1. Reduce Damage dealt to this card by 2.
Art: Apostate holding the Periapt of Woe dangling from his hand;
Flavor-text: "I can feel them... the tortured souls within!" - Nightmist, Fanatic #26
Runes of Malediction [6] (x1)
Reduce Damage dealt to Relic cards by 2. When this card is Destroyed, move (H) Demon cards from the Villain trash into play.
Art: Runes written on a stone slab;
Flavor-text: "How swiftly the greatest defenses become the most horrible offenses." - Ra, Mystery Comics #370
Tome of the Unknowable [3] (x1)
Whenever a Player draws a Hero card, play the top card of the Villain deck. When this card is destroyed, search the Villain trash for the card "Condemnation" and put it into play.
Art: A book with chains wrapped around on it with a lock holding it together;
Flavor-text: "It is heavy with forbidden knowledge... " - Apostate, Mystery Comics #368

Demon

Fiendish Pugilist [6] (x2)
At the end of the Villain turn, this card deals the Hero Target with the Highest HP (H) minus 1 Melee Damage. Reduce Damage dealt to Apostate by 1.
Art: The Demon Grannum cracking his knuckles;
Flavor-text: "Think of me as a specialist." - Grannum, Mystery Comics #369
Imp Pilferer [2] (x3)
At the end of the Villain turn, destroy as many Hero Ongoing and/or Equipment cards as the number of Imp Pilferers in play.
Art: The demon Nahropt;
Flavor-text: "Power is currency in my realm, friend!" - Nahropt, Nightmist #6
Relic Spirit [9] (x2)
At the end of the Villain turn, each Relic regains 1 HP. When this card is destroyed, move (H) minus 1 Relic cards from the Villain trash into play.
Art: An outline drawing of the Relic Spirit;
Flavor-text: "The tomes tell of such bound entities, but I had not thought to encounter one." - Nightmist, Nightmist #6



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Aliases: Bezaliel

Age: Unknown

Height: 6'1"

Weight: 180lbs
Hair: Black

Eye: Green

Birthplace: Unknown

Power Source: Infernal
Occupation: Fallen Angel

First Appearance: Fanatic #25

Group: Host

Nemesis: Fanatic


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Artwork

  • In his "Infernal Emissary" form, Apostate has only one scar, which is visible on his torso. In his "Dark Corruptor" form he has numerous glowing scars all over his body.
  • All of Apostate's cards show him smiling, as opposed to Fanatic, his nemesis, who is always frowning.
  • Apostate's "Condemnation" and "Apocalypse" cards mimic Fanatic's "Absolution" and "End of Days" cards respectively.
  • "Remorseless Provocation" Features forum user pwatson1974 as the poor mook being stabbed.

Confirmed

  • Despite having a blade for an arm, the "Relic Spirit" has no offensive capabilities, card mechanically

To Other Works

  • Apostate's status as a demon and his physical appearance paint him as an homage to the demonic villains that were popular in 90's comics.
  • The "Orb of Delirium" may be a reference to the "Orb of Confusion" from the Spongebob Squarepants cartoon series.
  • The Flavor text of the card 'Fallen Angel' is the lyrics to Dio's song Fallen Angels - Similarly Fanatic's Holy Nova is from Holy Diver

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Fireside Chats

  • Rules of Malediction is updated to read: “After this card is destroyed” instead of “When this card is destroyed” to simplify timing issues. Similar updates will be made to other cards in the future.
  • Apostate’s front side is updated to read: “If Apostate would be destroyed…”
  • Apostate’s flip mechanics work as follows.
    • On the front side, suppose he would be destroyed and there is a villain relic in play. The destruction is cancelled, the lowest HP villain relic is destroyed, and he flips. He’ll end up at 20 HP due to the text on his back side.
    • On the back side, suppose he would be dealt damage that would bring him to 0 HP or less and there is a villain relic in play. The damage is cancelled, the highest HP villain relic is destroyed, and he flips. This leaves him at the same HP he was before he flipped.
  • If Runes of Malediction is destroyed and there are more demons in the trash than H, the players get to choose which cards come into play, and the order in which they come into play. This works differently from Forced Deployment where ALL minions come into play. If players are selecting a set number of things to return, they can pick the order, but not when ALL are returned.
  • When Apostate's Tome of the Unknowable and Ammo Drop are both in play, Ammo Drop is still able to trigger the Tome's "play a card" effect when the Tome is destroyed. This is due to cards being in play during their own destruction.
  • On Apostate's flip side, the "reduced to 0 HP" check occurs before Apostate would be destroyed. This means that Unforgiving Wasteland cannot trigger in this case.
  • While Fixed Point is in play, Aegis of Resurrection still takes effect immediately when Fanatic is reduced to <= 0 HP. Same thing with Apostate on his back side, or any other cards that still have “reduced to 0 or less HP.”
  • Relic Spirit’s text is updated to read: “At the end of the Villain turn, each Relic regains 1 HP. The first time a Relic Spirit is destroyed each turn, move (H) minus 1 Relic cards from the villain trash into play.”
  • Suppose Challenge Apostate's deck is empty (all demons in trash) and Runes of Malediction is destroyed. Runes of Malediction moves one demon at a time, so in this case it would move one, then the top card of the deck is played (triggering a reshuffle), and then the trash is empty so it stops.

Spiff's Clarifications

Flipping Apostate

  • Apostate’s flip mechanism can be confusing (especially on his back side), so here’s a walkthrough: On the front side, his card says that if he would be reduced to 0 or fewer hp, destroy a relic and flip him. on the back, it says to restore him to 20 hp when he’s flipped to that side. the important phrase in all of this is “would be”, which means that instead of destroying him, you do the other things. So, if he would be destroyed, instead you flip him and then bring him to 20 hp. On the back, it says that if apostate would be reduced to 0 or fewer hp, you destroy a relic and then flip him back. The “would be” here means that if he takes enough damage to destroy him, instead of taking that damage, you destroy a relic and flip him to his front side. Apostate will still have however many hp he had before he would have taken the hit that would have destroyed him, since there’s no mechanism for him to restore hp on his front side. An example: Apostate has 10 hp on his front side and takes a 15-point hit from Bunker’s “Omni-Cannon” that would be enough to destroy him, but instead he destroys a relic and flips to his back side. his hp are then restored to 20 hp. Next, the heroes burn apostate down to 5 hp and then Ra deals him an 8 point shot, which would be enough to destroy the villain. Instead, Apostate destroys a relic and flips to his front side, still with the 5 hp he had before he would have taken Ra’s lethal shot. Of course, with only 5 hp, it won’t be long before Apostate will be making another trip to his back side, where he’ll restore back to 20 hp and repeat the cycle.

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Fanatic, the winged angel of vengeance, has great strength and great power, but those abilities rely entirely upon her world view - her faith. So, when the black-winged man attacked her, claiming her to be one of his kind, she was taken aback. Bezaliel, as he called himself, pointed out all their similarities: their wings, their powers, even their swords! Bezaliel insisted to Fanatic throughout their fights that she was in fact his creation, and not a holy angel at all! Shaken, Fanatic fled from their initial confrontation, needing to meditate on these claims.

With Fanatic out of the picture, Bezaliel began his assault, bringing terror and destruction to the world by summoning dark relics and demonic entities to this plane. The heroes of the world joined forces to face him, calling him "Apostate", and he proved a terrible threat to the very existence of mankind.


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