Who the Clix? is a series of articles featuring information on comic book characters that have been made into figures for the popular tabletop game Heroclix. These articles are meant to help Heroclix players learn more about the characters behind their favorite pieces.
Today we look at another well known character from Days of Future Past: Franklin Richards
Appearances in Heroclix: Mutant Mayhem, Days of Future Past
First Appearance: Fantastic Four Annual #6
Team Affiliations: Fantastic Four
Note: This article will cover Franklin’s history up until the Days of Future Past divergence. Though we’re listing every Franklin appearance in Heroclix out of simplicity.
Franklin Benjamin Richards if the famous offspring of Reed and Susan Richards (better known as Mr. Fantastic and the Invisible Woman). Franklin is a mutant and a very special mutant; unlike most mutants whose powers manifest during puberty, Franklin’s powers manifested while he was a toddler. This led to an encounter with Annihilus, where the rule of the Negative Zone kidnapped the young boy and accidentally activated his full potential. Unfortunately, Reed had no choice but to essentially but his child in a coma.
It took the attack of Ultron-7 to awaken Franklin again, with the youngest Richards unleashing a massive amount of energy to defeat the robot. This seemed to balance the young boy out and he returned to a normal childhood. Under the care of both Agatha Harkness and H.E.R.B.I.E., Franklin’s powers continued to manifest themselves in strange and different ways, with one incident even seeing Franklin age himself to adulthood.
In the divergent future of Days of Future Past, Franklin eventually took the codename “Scrapper” and became the lover of Rachel Summers. Unfortunately, as a result of the inhibitor collar he wears, Franklin is easily killed by Omega Sentinels.