Kabam's versus fighting game Marvel Contest of Champions has added superhero Nova to its bumper roster.
Richard Rider, a normal New York high-school student, gets caught up in the adventures of an alien peace-keeping force known as Nova Corps. With their numbers depleted by the infamous space pirate Zorr, the last remaining member of Nova Cors, Rhomann Dey, chooses Rider to replace him. But what's in it for him? Well, some pretty awesome superpowers, for starters.
Nova makes use of powerful gravimetric energy beams to devastate his enemies. When on the defensive, he can throw up a protective shield to deflect attacks and live to fight another day. Nova is a powerful and fast defender whose power will return as he moves around the arena.
As he continues to grow in power, Nova gains new abilities such as increased energy damage, being able to auto-block attacks when stunned, and eventually growing so powerful that his attacks become completely unblockable for a limited time.
Nova at 5-stars, rank 5, level 50, and signature level 99 boasts 31398 health, 2301 attack, and up to 10640 max PI. A detailed breakdown of his stats, abilities, synergy bonuses, and recommended masteries can be seen over on Marvel Contest of Champions' official site.