Following on from it’s distinctly 80’s themed trailers, Agents of Mayhem’s latest takes a turn for the modern era, albeit with a hint of Arabian nights to spice up affairs. In this trailer, three new characters are introduced to the fray: Scheherazade, Oni and Pierce Washington. Each has their own special abilities, from speed, to deadly aim, to an irresistible musical force. Yes, really.
The first new character is Scheherazade, a melee-focused assassin who’s able to vanish into thin air due to her sheer speed (although I preferred her in One Thousand and One Nights). Next up is Oni, who’s the son of a Japanese businessman and formerly of the Yakuza, wearing a mempo mask that strikes fear into his targets, before he dispatches them with deadly aim. Finally there’s Pierce Washington, the ridiculously-cliched, wannabe hip-hop star aka Kingpin, who lulls his enemies into a sing-a-long they’ll never walk away from. Together they’re known as ‘The Firing Squad’.
This is a much more muted affair in comparison to the other recent trailers, focusing more on the abilities of the new characters and without the over-reliance on explosions as seen in the recent Magnum P.I. influenced trailer.
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