16. JUDAS Spirit, Guardian
A "judas" is a paper mache death symbol, used as a decoration for the Mexican "Day of the Dead" festival. They are meant to serve as proxies for departed loved ones. In a supernatural universe, it is possible that they would be used as temporary bodies for the spirits of those loved ones, returned from the great beyond to defend their living relatives from the forces of evil. Just don't expect a combat powerhouse- an animated paper mache figure is still going to be pretty flimsy... Their main use would be as "speedbumps", cheap monsters who slow down your enemies as you maneuver your real monsters into position. The mini- would depict a small paper mache figure of a skeleton wearing a brightly-colored poncho and sombrero.
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*This monster may be carried by other friendly monsters as if they had the Giant ability Carry; if this monster takes damage from a Close Combat attack, it is effected as if by the HeroClix power Force Blast.
**For each friendly monster of the same type adjacent to the same opponent, modify this monster's Attack value by +1.
***If this monster takes damage from a Ranged attack, roll a d6: on a 4+ this monster bursts into flames. It counts as being killed, even if the damage inflicted wasn't enough to kill it; replace it with a special counter- this square now counts as Hindering terrain for line-of-sight purposes; any monster that moves into this square takes d3-1 (0-2) click of damage. This monster's player rolls a d6 on each of their subsequent Hourglass phases: on a 1-3 the fire burns out and the square reverts to normal.