I didn't see your post initially. Yes, Wanda's repeater is alway there passively and does damage, and you need to gather 7 purple aps for Lizard. But she can't do what Lizard can do: synergise with Odin regarding abilities related to fortification and maximise Abigail's healing more easily. On top of that, he has a 3-turn black stun which can be helpful. Again, Wanda can be better than Lizard in certain scenarios, like against iHulk, Juggernaut or any other AoE teams. When your board is full of foritified tiles, Odin is taking 1 damage per nuke.I haven't tried 4Torch yet and he could be good too because he can fortify friendly repeater tiles and create strike tiles.
The power level of new characters is random. It's the only way this adds up.
Indeed, context changes how characters are ranked.As for her yellow, it's pretty weak, due to it affecting random cd/repeater tiles. If you fire her yellow power twice, potentially, she will make the other yellow cd goes off early, which makes it a waste.If her yellow power is a 2-turn repeater and targets other non-Brand Loyalty tiles, it can be more useful. That's why I ignore her yellow power and focus on the other two instead.If it's an active power like Goblin that triggers immediately, I believe the ap cost would be higher, probably a 7-8 yellow cost. Value of repeaters > values of cds.It reminds me of Ultron. He introduced the new mechanic of bypassing all forms of damage reduction. Then, Gamora was released, and the mechanic is better. I believe some future characters will be able to do a better job than Abigail in terms of counting down repeaters.