Nova
Sam Alexander

Protection
Ally

Champion

Cost: 4.
Health: 3.
Attack: 2. Thwart: 1.
Resource:

Interrupt: When an enemy initiates an attack against you, spend a resource → deal 2 damage to that enemy.

"I guess my mom was wrong. All those years of playing video games did pay off!."
Ms. Marvel #12.
Nova
FAQs (taken from the official FAQ or FFG's responses to the official rules question form)

Q: If Nova’s ability defeats an attacking enemy, does that enemy’s attack still deal damage?

A: No. Although the attack sequence has initiated, damage from that attack has not yet been calculated. If Nova defeats the enemy during this step, the rest of the attack sequence fails to resolve. -(Official FAQ)

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Reviews

If you can build for a steady drip of - which is easier than ever thanks to Enhanced Reflexes - Nova can put out an impressive amount of damage.

Captain Marvel and Iron Man are likely to have the biggest incentive to stack energy right now.

Voidrift · 48
Nova is an absolute MVP for my Captain Marvel Protection deck. Being able to kill a minion before it finishes its attack feels so satisfying. — dr00 · 3009
What does "initiate an attack" mean, specifically? For instance, can you use Nova if you are choosing to defend for an attack against an ally? — Dragonclaw · 1
No. 'Initiate an attack' triggers when you are the original target of the attack. When another character defends 'for another ther one', then 'nitiate an attack' does not apply. — ekalel · 1