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                            Marvel Trading Card Game (DS)
                                  - Puzzle FAQ -

                                   Version: 1.0
                               Author: MikeBergsma
			     Email: bergsma@gmail.com


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Table of Contents
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1) Introduction
   1.1) FAQ Information/Description
   1.2) FAQ Version History
   1.3) About Me

2) Puzzle Solutions

   2.1) Basic Puzzles
      2.1.1) Basic #1
      2.1.2) Basic #2
      2.1.3) Basic #3
      2.1.4) Basic #4

   2.2) Loyalty Puzzles
      2.2.1) Loyalty #1
      2.2.2) Loyalty #2
      2.2.3) Loyalty #3
      2.2.4) Loyalty #4

   2.3) Boost Puzzles
      2.3.1) Boost #1
      2.3.2) Boost #2
      2.3.3) Boost #3
      2.3.4) Boost #4

   2.4) Evasion Puzzles
      2.4.1) Evasion #1
      2.4.2) Evasion #2
      2.4.3) Evasion #3
      2.4.4) Evasion #4

   2.5) Reservist Puzzles
      2.5.1) Reservist #1
      2.5.2) Reservist #2
      2.5.3) Reservist #3
      2.5.4) Reservist #4

   2.6) Concealed Puzzles
      2.6.1) Concealed #1
      2.6.2) Concealed #2
      2.6.3) Concealed #3
      2.6.4) Concealed #4

   2.7) Leader Puzzles
      2.7.1) Leader #1
      2.7.2) Leader #2
      2.7.3) Leader #3
      2.7.4) Leader #4

3) Conclusion
   3.1) Unlimited Points Puzzle Cheat
   3.2) Closing Thoughts
   3.3) Credits/Acknowledgements

4) Copyright/Legal Information


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1) Introduction

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1.1) FAQ Information/Description
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The purpose of this FAQ is to outline the solutions to the various puzzles 
presented in the Nintendo DS version of Marvel Trading card game.  Note that the
answers provided may not be the only solution possible.  However, following the 
steps here will guarantee that you will solve them all.  I have also included 
the 'Unlimited Point' cheat for those so inclined to use it as it also involves 
the puzzles within the game.
   

1.2) FAQ Version History
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Version 1.0 - 9/10/07 - Initial draft of the FAQ with all the puzzles included.


1.3) About Me
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I have been a semi-hardcore gamer for a good 20 years and have tried many types 
of games from table-top miniatures, to trading card games, to the latest video 
games.  I am always interested when they try to combine of these sub-types 
together and thus I have found games like Dawn of War and Marvel Trading Card 
Game to be quite enjoyable.  Specific to MTCG, a large portion of the message 
boards I have visited contain multiple threads posted regarding the puzzles 
within the game.  I felt that since one has not already been done, writing a 
brief FAQ for it to benefit the community would therefore be a great idea.  Keep
in mind that this is my first FAQ, so take it easy on me.


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2) Puzzle Solutions

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2.1) Basic Puzzles
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2.1.1) Basic #1
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Resource Phase:
- Place the 'Savage Beatdown' in your resource row.

Recruit Phase:
- Recruit 'Kristoff Von Doom' and place him in your front row.
- Recruit 'Electro'.
- Equip 'Kristoff Von Doom' with the 'Jetpack'.

Attack Phase:
- Attack 'Thing' with 'Kristoff Von Doom' and flip both 'Savage Beatdown's in
your resource row to increase his power to 14 (this will stun both of them).
- Attack the opponent directly with 'Electro' (this will leave you at 0 life and
the opponent at -1 life).

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2.1.2) Basic #2
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Recruit Phase:
- Recruit all three 'Wild Pack's.
- Equip a 'Wildpack' with the 'Jet Pack'.

Attack Phase:
- Team attack 'Jackal' with the three 'Wild Pack's (this will stun one 
'Wild Pack' and 'Jackal').
- Attack the opponent directly with 'Thing' (this will leave you at 1 life and
the opponent at 0 life).

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2.1.3) Basic #3
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Resource Phase:
- Place the 'One-Two Punch' in your resource row.

Recruit Phase:
- Recruit 'Titania' and place her in your front row.
- Recruit 'Electro' and place him in your front row.
- Equip a 'Titania' with the 'Dual Sidearms'.

Attack Phase:
- Use 'Electro's ability, by discarding 'Vulture', and select 'Psylocke' as the 
target to be stunned.
- Attack 'Hornet' with 'Titania' and flip the 'One-Two Punch' in your resource
row to increase her power (this will stun 'Hornet', leave you at 1 life and
the opponent at 0 life).

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2.1.4) Basic #4
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Resource Phase:
- Place the 'Flying Kick' in your resource row.

Recruit Phase:
- Recruit 'Psylocke' and place her in your front row.

Attack Phase:
- Flip the 'Flying Kick' your resource row and target 'Psylocke'.
- Attack 'Shriek' with 'Psylocke' (this will stun 'Shriek').
- Use 'Hornet's ability to do 1 damage to the opponent (this will you at 1 life
and the opponent at 0).


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2.2) Loyalty Puzzles
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2.2.1) Loyalty #1
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Resource Phase:
- Place the 'Midnight Sons' in your resource row 

Recruit Phase:
- Recruit 'Mikado and Mosha' and place them in your front
- Flip the 'Midnight Sons' in your resource row and select 'Synister Syndicate'
to team up with
- Recruit 'Hobgoblin'

Attack Phase:
- attack the opponent directly with both 'Mikado and Mosha' and 'Hobgoblin' 
(this will leave you at 50 life and the opponent at 0 life)

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2.2.2) Loyalty #2
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Resource Phase:
- Place the 'Hypnotic Charms' in your resource row

Recruit Phase:
- Play the 'Entangle' from you hand, targeting 'She-Hulk'; discard
'Punisher' and exhaust 'Centurious' to pay for its cost
- Flip the 'Hyponotic Charms'
- Recruit 'Firestar'

Attack Phase:
- Attack 'She-Hulk' with 'Firestar' and play the 'Blind Sided' from you hand to
remove the reinforcement (this will stun 'She-Hulk', leave you at 1 life and 
your opponent at 0 life)

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2.2.3) Loyalty #3
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Resource Phase:
- Place the 'Backfire' in your resource row

Recruit Phase:
- Recruit 'Vulture', revealing 'Hammerhead, and place him in your front row
- Recruit 'Hammerhead' and place him in your front row
- Activate 'Chameleon's ability and selected Marvel Knights as the team
- Recruit 'Spider-Man' and place him in your front row
- Equip 'Hammerhead' with the 'War Wagon'

Attack Phase:
- Play the 'Backfire' from your resource row and target 'Dr. Doom'
- Team attack 'Dr. Doom' with 'Spider-Man' and 'Chameleon' and power up
one of them with the 'Savage Beatdown' from your hand (this will stun both
'Dr. Doom' and 'Spider-Man')
- Activate the 'War Wagon' equipped on 'Hammerhead' and target 'Dr. Doom'
- Attack the opponent directly with 'Vulture' (this will leave you at 0 life and
the opponent at -1 life)

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2.2.4) Loyalty #4
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Resource Phase:
- Place the 'Clone Sage' in your resource row

Recruit Phase:
- Recruit both 'Wild Pack's
- Flip the 'Clone Saga' in your resource row
- Recruit 'Green Goblin'

Attack Phase:
- Team attack the opponent directly with both 'Wild Pack's and 'Green Goblin' 
(this will leave you at 2 life and the opponent at 0)


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2.3) Boost Puzzles
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2.3.1) Boost #1
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Resource Phase:
- Place 'Steel Wind' in your resource row

Recruit Phase:
- Recruit 'Stilt-Man' and place him in your front row
- Recruit 'Kingpin', paying the boost cost, and place him in your front row; 
Give both counters 'Kingpin'

Attack Phase:
- Attack 'Basilisk' with 'Stilt-Man' (this will stun both of them)
- Attack 'Alistair' with 'Kingpin' (this will leave you with 1 life and the 
opponent at 0)

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2.3.2) Boost #2
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Resource Phase:
- Place the 'Wild Pack' in your resource row

Recruit Phase:
- Recruit 'Tinkerer' and place him in your front row
- Recruit 'Cloak', paying the boost cost, and place him in your front row; 
Select 'Silver Sable' and 'Prowler' to be returned to the opponents hand.

Attack Phase:
- Attack 'Aunt May' with 'Mary Jane Watson' (this will stun 'Aunt May').
- Attack 'Solo' with 'Cloak' (this stun 'Solo').
- Attack the opponent directly with 'Tinkerer' and 'Hammerhead' (this will leave
you with 1 life and the opponent at 0)

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2.3.3) Boost #3
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Recruit Phase:
- Recruit 'Phat', paying 1 extra point for his boost, and
place him in your front row; discard 'El Guapo'
- Recruit 'Plazm', paying the boost cost, and select 'She-Hulk' as the target 
(this will stun 'She-Hulk' and return 'Plazm' back to you hand'

Attack Phase:
- Attack 'Frankie Raye' with 'Phat' (this will stun both of them, leave you
with 1 life and the opponent at 0)

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2.3.4) Boost #4
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Resource Phase:
- Place 'Stength of the Grave' in your resource row

Recruit Phase:
- Recruit 'Zodiak', paying the boost cost
- Recruit 'Anton Hellgate', paying the boost cost, and discard the remaining
characters in your hand

Attack Phase:
- Attack 'Invisible Woman' with 'Zodiak' (this will stun 'Invisible Woman')
- Attack the opponent directly with 'Anton Hellgate' and flip the 'Strength of
the Grave' from your resource row, selecting to increase his attack;  return all
the characters from the graveyard to the bottom of of the deck (this will leave
you at 50 life and the opponent at 0)


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2.4) Evasion Puzzles
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2.4.1) Evasion #1
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Resource Phase:
- Place 'Julia Carpenter' in your resource row

Recruit Phase:
- Recruit 'Dusk' and place him in your front row
- Recruit 'Jessica Drew'


Attack Phase:
- Attack 'Shape' with 'Dusk' (this will stun both)
- Attack the opponent directly with 'Jessica Drew' (this will leave you with 1
life and the opponent at 0)

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2.4.2) Evasion #2
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Resource Phase:
- Place the 'Cryonic Grenade' in your resource row

Recruit Phase:
- Recruit 'Sauron' and place him in your front row
- Recruit 'Speed Demon'

Attack Phase:
- Flip the 'Cryonic Grenade' in your resource row and exhaust 'Speed Demon'
- Activate 'Speed Demon's evasion (this will stun him)
- Attack 'She-Hulk' with 'Sauron' (this will stun both of them, leave you at 1
life, and the opponent at 0)

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2.4.3) Evasion #3
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Resource Phase:
- Place the 'Salvage' in your resource row

Recruit Phase:
- Recruit 'Rocket Racer'
- Recruit 'Black Cat' and place her in your front row
- Equip 'Rocket Racer' with the 'Flamethrower'
- Activate the 'Flamethrower's ability and target the opponent
- Activate 'Rocket Racer's evasion (this will KO him and the 'Flamethrower')
- Flip the 'Salvage' in your resource row and retrieve the 'Flamethrower' in
your graveyard
- Equip 'Black Cat' with the 'Flamethrower'

Attack Phase:
- Attack the opponent directly with 'Black Cat' (this will leave you at 49 life 
and the opponent at 0)

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2.4.4) Evasion #4
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Resource Phase:
- Place the 'Coalition of Heroes' in your resource row

Recruit Phase:
- Flip the 'Coalition of Heroes'
- Play the 'Blind Justice' from your hand and select 'Spider-Woman' as the
character to be exhaust; before the 'Blind Justice' resolves, use 
'Spider-Woman's evasion ability to stun herself
- Play the 'Penance Stare' from your hand, KO'ing 'Spider-Woman' for its cost

Attack Phase:
- Attack the opponent directly with 'Punisher', using the 'Coalition of Heroes'
ability to increase his attack 6 times (this will leave you at 1 life and 
the opponent at 0)


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2.5) Reservist Puzzles
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2.5.1) Reservist #1
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Resource Phase:
- Place the 'Black Widow' in your resource row

Recruit Phase:
- Recruit 'Black Widow' from your resource row
- Recruit 'Beast' from you resource row and place him in your front row

Attack Phase:
- Attack the opponent directly with both 'Beast' and 'Black Widow' (this will 
you at 1 life and the opponent at 0 life)

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2.5.2) Reservist #2
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Resource Phase:
- Place the 'Lady Lark' in your resource row

Recruit Phase:
- Recruit 'Shape' and place him in your front row
- Recruit 'Phantazia'
- Recruit 'Golden Archer' from your resource row 

Attack Phase:
- Attack 'Lockjaw' with 'Shape' and use 'Phantazia's ability to lower his 
defence by 2 (this will stun 'Lockjaw')
- use 'Golden Archer's ability to do 6 damage to the opponent (this will leave
you at 3 life and the opponent at 0))

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2.5.3) Reservist #3
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Resource Phase:
- Place 'A Day Like Any Other' in your resource row

Recruit Phase:
- Recruit 'Black Widow' from your resource row and replace her with the
'Play Room' in your hand
- Recruit 'Thermite' from your resource row and replace him with the
'Rocket Central' in your hand
- Equip 'Black Widow' with one of the 'Quinjet's in your hand

Attack Phase:
- Flip the 'Play Room', 'Rocket Central', and 'A Day Like Any Other'
- Play the 'Legendary Battles' from your hand
- Team attack 'Mr. Fantastic' with 'Black Widow' and 'Thermite', powering up
'Black Widow' by discarding the 3 remaining 'Quinjet's in your hand; Once 
'Mr. Fantastic' is stunned, select 'Invisible Woman' as the target to be 
stunned from 'Black Widow's triggered effect (this will leave you at 2 life 
and the opponent at -1 life)

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2.5.4) Reservist #4
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Resource Phase:
- Place one of the 'Black Widow's in your resource row

Recruit Phase:
- Recruit 'Wonder Man' from your resource row and replace him with the
other 'Black Widow' in your hand; reveal all 5 reservist characters in your
resource row and select 'Blob' as the target to be stunned

Attack Phase:
- Attack the opponent directly with 'Wonder Man' powering him up with the one in
your hand (this will you at 1 life and the opponent at 0 life)


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2.6) Concealed Puzzles
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2.6.1) Concealed #1
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Resource Phase:
- Place 'A Day Like Any Other' in your resource row

Recruit Phase:
- Recruit 'Zarathos', selecting 'Lilith' to return to your hand
- Recruit 'Sniper'
- Recruit 'Lilith'

Attack Phase:
- Flip 'A Day Like Any Other'
- Play the 'Focused Blast' from your hand, selecting 'Lilith' as the character
to exhaust
- Attack the opponent directly with both 'Sniper' and 'Zarathos' (this will you
at 1 life and the opponent at 0 life)

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2.6.2) Concealed #2
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Resource Phase:
- Place the 'Out of the Darkness' in your resource row

Recruit Phase:
- Recruit 'Dr. Strange', paying his boost cost

Attack Phase:
- At the start of the phase, use 'Dr. Strange's ability to move 'Thing' and 
'Invisible Woman' to the opponent's hidden area
- Play the 'Out of the Darkness' from your resource and target 'Invisible Woman'
- Attack 'Invisible Woman' with 'Mikado and Mosha' (this will stun both of them)
- Attack the opponent directly with 'Dr. Strange' (this will leave you at 0 life
and the opponent at -1)

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2.6.3) Concealed #3
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Resource Phase:
- Place the 'Playroom' in your resource row

Recruit Phase:
- Recruit 'Hank Pym' and place him in your visible area
- Use the 'Made Men's ability in your resource row to make everyone a 'Crime
Lord' and exhaust 'The Hand' for it's cost
- Play the 'Insect Swarm' in your hand to return 'The Hand' to you hand
- Recruit 'The Hand'

Attack Phase:
- Flip the 'Playroom'
- Play the 'Sucker Punch' from your hand to prevent your characters from getting
stunned during the attack
- Use 'Mr. Code's ability to move himself and 'Kingpin' to the visible areas
- Team attack 'King Pin' with 'Sniper' and 'Hank Pym' (this will stun 'Kingpin')
- Attack the opponent directly with 'Mr. Code' and 'The Hand' (this will leave
you at 1 life and your opponent at 0 life)

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Resource Phase:
- Place the 'Insect Swarm' in your resource row

Recruit Phase:
- Recruit 'Hank Pym' and place him in the front row of your hidden area
- Recruit 'The Hand'

Attack Phase:
- Attack the opponent directly with 'Vanessa Fisk'
- Flip the 'Insect Swarm' in your resource and return 'Vanessa Fisk' to your
hand
- Play the 'Vanessa Fisk' from your hand to increase everyone's power by 1
- Attack the opponent directly with both 'The Hand's, 'Black Widow', and
'Sniper'
- Use 'Black Widow's ability to target hidden characters
- Attack 'Cloak' with 'Hank Pym' (this will stun both of them, leave you at 1 
life and your opponent at 0 life)


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2.7) Leader Puzzles
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2.7.1) Leader #1
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Resource Phase:
- Place the 'Insect Swarm' in your resource row

Recruit Phase:
- Recruit 'Blade', revealing 'Micro-Chip', and place him in the front row,
beside 'Iron Man'
- Recruit 'Micro-Chip'

Attack Phase:
- Use Micro-Chip's ability to flip a 'Surprise Attack' over
- Flip over the 'Surprise Attack' to do 5 damage to your opponent
- Flip over the 'Midnight Sons' and select the 'Avengers' to team up with
- Attack the opponent directly both 'Blade' and 'Iron Man' (this will
leave you at 1 life and your opponent at 0 life)

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Resource Phase:
- Place 'Jarvis' in your resource row

Recruit Phase:
- Recruit the 'Random Punks' and place them in the back row, behind 'Captain
America'
- Recruit 'Beast' and place him in the front row, to the right of 'Captain
America
- Recruit 'Hank Pym' and place him in the front row, to the left of 'Captain
America

Attack Phase:
- Team attack the opponent directly with all your characters (this will
leave you at 0 life and your opponent at -1 life)

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2.7.3) Leader #3
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Resource Phase:
- Place 'Nighthawk' in your resource row

Recruit Phase:
- Recruit 'Hawkeye'
- Equip 'Spider Woman' with the 'Personal Force Field'

Formation Phase:
- Place 'Spider Woman' in the front row

Attack Phase:
- Attack 'Mr. Hyde' with 'Hawkeye' (this will stun 'Mr. Hyde')
- Attack 'Cobra' with 'Spider Woman' (this will KO 'Cobra', leave you at 1 life,
and the opponent at -3)

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2.7.4) Leader #4
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Resource Phase:
- Place 'Marvel Team-Up' in your resource row
- Flip 'Marvel Team-Up' and select 'Kang Council' and 'Avengers'
 
Recruit Phase:
- recruit 'Falcon' from the resource row and replace the resource with 
the 'Charge'; place 'Falcon' in the front row above 'Kang'
- recruit 'Zemo' and place him to the left of 'Falcon'
 
Formation Phase:
- move 'Thor' to the front row, to the right of 'Falcon'
 
Attack Phase:
- Attack 'Techno' with 'Falcon', powering him up with the 'Falcon' in your
hand (this will stun 'Techo')
- Play the 'Charge' from your resource row and make the following formation 
changes; move 'Falcon' to the right of 'Thor' and move Kang to the front row 
to left of 'Thor' (to right of 'Zemo')
- Attack 'Hyperion' with 'Kang' (this will stun both of them)
- Attack the oppenent directly with 'Thor' and 'Zemo' (this will leave you with 
0 life and the opponent with -1)


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3) Conclusion

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3.1) Unlimited Points Puzzle Cheat
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When starting a new chapter, you are given the opportunity to try the puzzles
for that chapter and, upon completion, get a set amount of points.  If you 
complete these puzzles after you finish the first mission, you can only obtain 
these points once for each puzzle. However, provided you do not complete the 
first mission in the chapter, you can repeat the puzzles as many times as you
wish and get the completion points each time.  Note that this will also raise 
your completion rating to a maximum of 100% but so far there is no known 
negative side effect for doing so.  Also, for some reason, this cheat will not
work on the very first chapter in the game and therefore the earliest 
opportunity to do it would be the second chapter. 


3.2) Closing Thoughts
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Thanks for taking the time to read/use this FAQ and hopefully it was presented
in an intuitive way.  Keep in mind that this is my first draft of this FAQ and,
as a result, there are bound to be some mistakes within.  That being said, if 
you find any and wish to report them, I would really appreciate it, and can be 
reached via email at bergsma@gmail.com.  If you have any other questions, 
concerns, ideas, or thoughts you can send them my way as well preferably with 
the subject line 'Marvel Trading Card Game FAQ' so I don't accidentally delete
it. 

Cheers!


3.3) Credits/Acknowledgements
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blackmore - Author of the great FAQ posted already for this game and a great
resource to bounce ideas off of

jrasso  For spending countless hours of buying packs trying to discern the 
location of the remaining missing cards


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4) Copyright/Legal Information

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Copyright 2007 Mike Bergsma.

This may not be reproduced under any circumstances except for personal, private 
use. It may not be placed on any web site or otherwise distributed publicly 
without advance written permission. Use of this guide on any other web site or 
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copyright.