Nova is a playable character in LEGO Marvel Super Heroes
Role in Story
Nova does not play a part in the story but can be unlocked in New York City.
Samuel "Sam" Alexander is the most recent inductee into the Nova Corps, an intergalactic police force that serves to protect the known universe from cosmic threats. Nothing more than a completely average teenager before becoming Nova, he was given the Nova title to replace his father, whose ravings about being a Nova Corps member were dismissed by him as senseless ramblings. Perhaps even more difficult than living up to his father's legacy is living in the shadow of Richard Rider, a past human bearer of the Nova mantle who was not much different from Sam when he first received his special abilities.
Nova wears a standard Nova Corps uniform, consisting of a blue jumpsuit, yellow gloves, and a golden harness strapped around his shoulders, torso, and waist. He also wears a golden helmet with a red star emblem emblazoned on it, signifying his allegiance.
- Power Cosmic: Nova can tap into a cosmic energy field known as the Nova Force, giving him the ability to levitate and fly at supersonic speeds, project blasts of radiation capable of reducing enemies to cinders, and build constructs using black cosmic LEGO bricks.
- Though the character was introduced in the 70's under the name Richard Rider, the LEGO version of Nova is based off of the Ultimate Spider-Man television series; therefore this incarnation of Nova is Sam Alexander.
- Nova's first special attack is a grab attack in which Nova tackles the enemy and throws him through the air.
- Nova's second special attack is a grab attack in which Nova lifts an enemy off the ground into the air and tackles him back against the ground, crushing him.