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Welcome to Critical Encounters, a podcast about Marvel Champions, a Living Card Game by Fantasy Flight Games. Here we take a good look at that most critical piece of the game, the Encounter Sets. We’ll discuss those poorly understood characters, unfairly labeled Villains, and their various plans to shape humanity and benefit the planet, as well as those so-called heroes intent on thwarting them.

Jul 7, 2020

Critical Encounters, a weekly podcast, focuses on taking a look at encounter cards and sets all from the villain's perspective. That means we are going to focus in on those 'bad guy cards' as if we were the villains. Its a focused look on that other half of the game. 

In this episode we take a look at the Ultron - Part 2 set:

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“I have a question of my own. Was there, human, any point at all where you actually believed you were going to win?” - Ultron


Reading Lists 


  • The Birth of Ultron, Avengers #54-55,#57-58 - Includes Visions creation
  • The Return of Ultron, Avengers #66-68 - Makes him into the big bad he will forever be
  • Annihilation Conquest, 2007-2008 - Modern day, pitted against the Guardians of the Galaxy
  • The Ultron Initiative - Mighty Avengers #1-6 2007 - Mostly Iron Man vs Ultron post Civil War centered around Ultron possession of Iron Man armor transforming Tony into a robotic woman
  • Age of Ultron 2013 - Listen to this Issue
  • Ultron Unlimited Avengers vol 3 #19-22 - Arguably the best Ultron series that revitalized the Avenger franchise in the 90s.