Found by Boris Cr in an antique store, the Shazam machine would happily read the future in exchange for just a few Clintz. Cheap and to the point, his predictions more than satisfied his customers. But for some time now, Shazam's séances always seem to take a grisly turn. As a result, the master of ceremonies is beginning to wonder if perhaps Mira isn’t somehow involved, given that she didn’t take very kindly to the machine making off with her clientele.
Ability

Ability

Copy: Opp. Bonus
The “Copy: Bonus” ability is replaced by the opponent's Bonus. If the opponent’s Bonus is not activated, then this ability has no effect.
Clan bonus

Clan bonus

Poison 2, Min 3
If Freaks wins the round, at the end of each of the following turns the opponent will lose 2 Life point(s) if he/she has more than 3 Life point(s).
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    FreaksShazam
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    Poison 2, Min 3
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    FreaksShazam
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    Copy: Opp. Bonus
    Poison 2, Min 3
Freaks
Freaks Freaks
68 characters
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Clan's bonus Poison 2, Min 3
Having been around in Clint City since anyone can remember, the Freaks Circus offers unbelievable daytime shows for you and your kids, including fire breathers, knife throwers, big cats and magicians! But when night falls, the show turns into something quite different which, let’s just say, is not recommended for the weak at heart… Come see the Freaks; you're in for a big surprise!!!
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    offline LoA_Rabble Titan Legends of America
    Friday 03/05/2013, 15:16

    I wish I was big...

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    offline WMDuessel Guru  
    Saturday 04/05/2013, 10:43

    smileyForky Bard's Reviewssmiley
    (I'm going to be doing this for 2 cards every release.) (Also note that these reviews are made from the perspective of an ELO player.) comparion with Bertha, comparison with Flanagan, sample half deck, how he fits in the metagame
    Shazam

    Shazam really tugs at heartstrings for me, mainly because my late grandfather had a machine like this, and he would do impressions of Aladdin for me.

    This card is a versatile card that should become an ELO staple. Shazam's CoB is situationally better than a SoB, for reasons I will explain. Coupled with solid stats, this card will be giving you headaches for years to come! smiley

    CoB is NOT better than SoB, they are different abilities that do different things. Saying one is better than the other is like saying Pussycats have a better bonus than La Junta, and vice-versa. Here's a list:

    CoB vs. La Junta/Freaks/Berzerk/FPC/Frozn/Jungo: You gain an offensive bonus. This is good if you plan to win a round.
    SoB vs.: You prevent their damaging bonus. Pseudo-DR, in effect.

    CoB vs. Vortex: You gain an offensive forking ability.
    SoB vs. Vortex: You prevent a fork.

    CoB vs. Frozn: On a revenge turn, you will have higher power and damage.
    SoB vs. Frozn: On your opponent's revenge turn, you prevent their bonus.

    CoB vs. Pussycats: Defensive, reduces their damage.
    SoB vs. Pussycats: Let's you ignore their DR.

    CoB and SoB also operate differently on attack bonuses. An example is Shazam against Montana. Most Montana have 7 power. Assuming 0 Pillz on Shazam, an opposing non-2* 7 power like Moses would have to pill 3 to beat Shazam. Against SoB, Moses would only have to pill twice. This is why I believe CoB to be a better fit for Shazam, letting win fights against monsters like Beeboy, Avola, Sledg (who ignores SoB) etc. to get the poison in. SoB's defensive capabilities will be missed, though.

    I like to think of Shazam as Marlysa Cr, but with a better bonus and a better ability. He matches up with several similar cards from different clans, here's how they stack up.

    Shazam vs. Flanagan
    These cards are more similar than you think. Flanagan has a supporting cast of Qubik, Tremorh and Romana, while Shazam has Bogdan, Grudj, and Quasichoco. I would say this is dead-even, although Flanagan is a more defensive pill forcer while Shazam is an aggressive bluff.

    Shazam vs. Marlysa Cr
    It's easy to see who wins this. While Marlysa Cr has more "true" damage, she can be DR'd easily. Shazam's base damage is no issue, as in the first turn he can hit for 8! damage. It's also easier to get him to win due to his offensive bonus. Advantage Shaz.

    Shazam vs. Lehane
    Lehane is what I would call a godly card. Although Shazam may have more damage, Lehane is just an unbelievable card that can wall, force 2-3 Pillz, prevent offensive bonuses, and beat 99% of all the cards in the game pill-for-pill.

    A hand with Shazam will leave your opponent thinking, and it's not so simple as to throw in an SoB clan to counter Freaks anymore. An excellent card for a great clan.

    Thanks for taking the time to read this, and if you want more analytical reviews instead of the standard "Pros, Cons, Score" kind, look at out for Forky Bard's reviews! smiley

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    offline Z-Rainmaker Senior  
    Friday 03/05/2013, 19:29

    Can he also guess song names?

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    offline Spikey 13 Guru Comfort In Sound
    Tuesday 10/06/2014, 16:59

    Shazam
    Freaks 2*
    7 Power
    2 damage
    Ability: Copy Opp Bonus

    Pros smiley
    + Tiny 2*, fits easily into any deck
    + Copy Opp Bonus is one of the best abilities in the game as it is so versatile. It counters attack/power manip, and acts as a protection against the SOB of Nightmare and Piranas which are such killers of Freaks life-gap potential
    + Poison Poison Poison. Like any Freaks, shazam has Poison. If he hits in the 1st round, he can deal a nice life gap of 8 over the course of a match, to a min of 3. Very few cards allowed in elo have such good poison as Freaks.
    + 7 power is nothing to write home about itself, but great on a 2*. Even better combined with the other attributes of this card.
    + Great artwork by Ples001

    Cons smiley
    - 2 Damage is kinda low if the Bonus is stopped, as you'd expect. But this isn't a tremendously great risk, due to the ability.

    Power: 9/10 Damage: 6/10 (acceptable for a 2* with semi-protected poison) Ability: 10/10 Bonus: 8/10 elo 4/10 elsewhere
    Ability/Bonus synergy: 10/10
    Overall: 43/50 elo 39/10 elsewhere
    Out of 10: 8.6/10 elo 7.8 elsewhere smiley smiley smiley smiley smiley

    Absolute staple of any Freaks elo deck. If you don't have this card in your deck, ydon't other using Freaks in competitive play unless it's a Coliseum with specific rules

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    offline knightcrimson Master Weee
    Tuesday 07/05/2013, 22:36

    Nice Artwork----> Level2 smiley smiley

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    offline moose23 Hero the guild for atractive people
    Monday 15/07/2013, 02:17

    shazam is a wonderful addition to the freakssmiley
    -his 7/2 2* stats are decent
    - his ability synergy with the freaks bonus is outstanding. In most cases for he is always getting an advantage from his ability unless shazam is facing skeelz, roots, gheist, leader, or no bonus in which case he still has his decent stats
    - shazam also halfway solves the sob problem for the freaks, since he can stop sob clans (nightmare, piranhas) from stopping his bonus
    -his price is very cheap compared to his potential i strongly recommend him if you are looking for a 2* freaks fill smiley
    Cons
    - the biggest cons for him are soa and/or sob

    -Overall shazam is i think a good staple for a freaks deck and also decent in a half deck
    i give shazam an 8.5/10 smiley

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    offline OC_Nobita Master Open Casket
    Monday 02/02/2015, 15:18

    A good character smiley

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    offline SevenAteNein Hero The Defenestrators
    Saturday 18/05/2013, 01:41

    I LOVE Harleen, but this guy's a wee bit better! So I run them both. smiley

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    offline dXm_SilverTho Hero  
    Saturday 07/09/2013, 10:30

    Best 2* of FREAKS

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    offline DA_Banana Veteran TRiNiTY
    Sunday 17/11/2013, 11:44

    in my opinion 5 best 2 stars
    1 lehane 8/2 with sob and attack manip hands down the best
    2 hawkins/shazam hawkinz is a solid 7/2 with sob and pills manip that is a very good wall right there but shazam has 7/2 cob and a virtual 7/4 ( 7/6 if poison takes effect for 2 rounds) i'd say they are evenly matched
    4 maralysa cr 7/4 with sob i'd say almost as good as shazam in some peoples opinion even better
    5 melanie a virutal 8/4 with protection power that can't be maniped nice (would be better than maralysa if her ability was more offensive eg: sob cob attack manip)

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    offline DA_Banana Veteran TRiNiTY
    Monday 18/11/2013, 21:41

    My apologies I forgot about gilsmileyhe's just as good as Hawkins

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    offline cofferide Guru ELITE NATION
    Tuesday 15/04/2014, 09:24

    Hahaha.. Players are so scared like little girl that they even voted for 2* 7/2 Shazam to be banned. Those coward know that they can't defeat solid cards like Bogdan, Hindelga, Liona and Shazam. Freaks really kick the sh*t out of them. smileysmiley

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    offline Faint Man Imperator Face Everything And Rejoice
    Tuesday 22/04/2014, 03:43

    This card Shazam, is banned.

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    offline Atompocalypse Senior aussie crusaders
    Sunday 05/05/2013, 09:19

    Anyone notice his 2nd level art was used on the banner for new cards?
    http://www.urban-rivals.com/en/characters/news.php

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    offline Ambrelo1134 Titan  
    Sunday 02/06/2013, 22:47

    Was it COA when it was released?