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I find that I am always ambushed by mummies and my heroes keep getting scared and running away.

Is there a certain outfit colour that makes this more or less likely? Or is this completely random?

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I believe it is completley random and very annoying aswell. – Emerica. Apr 6 '12 at 15:23
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According to Shadowmathfreak's FAQ, "The mummy will scare off the first hero in line unless the Mii’s color is the same as the mummy." So to stop being ambushed by the mummy, your first hero that the mummy encounters needs to be the same colour as the mummy in question. In the case of a bright/dark/etc room with a mummy, you need to clear the room's obstruction first and the hero right after will need to be the same colour as the mummy to avoid being scared away.

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This doesn't seem accurate. I have had cases where a blue mummy scared off a level 7 blue hero and where a red mummy scared off a level 7 red hero. – murgatroid99 Apr 25 '12 at 17:02
@murgatroid99 I would ask for proof - are you sure they were the same colour? It's not really my info to defend (it's the FAQs) so I'm doing a run through myself to test anyways. It may only apply to Shambling/Roaming mummies as the FAQ becomes less descriptive of later mummies. – skovacs1 Apr 27 '12 at 2:05
I think it was Shambling/Roaming mummies. They looked like the same color as my heroes, so I assumed that that was what the answer was referring to. – murgatroid99 Apr 27 '12 at 3:04

If a mummy is in the room, then it has a chance to scare off the first hero in line so that they don't get a turn. This occurs before the hero gets any action - including "Return" or "Team Up".

Higher-level heroes seem to be a little less susceptible to this. A level 5 hero has shrugged off the ambush, and been able to take his turn.

When you're spending Play Coins to hire heroes, and facing a mummy, you can mitigate the mummy's ambush by putting a cheap Wandering Hero up front. The Wandering Hero may be frighted, but everyone else in your party will get a chance to do some damage. But don't buy a Wandering Hero in anticipation of getting some Street Pass connections later and then leave the game - I did this and the Wandering Hero vanished.

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Strangely enough, my brown Mii has been able to shrug off ambushes from Marauding Mummies every single time. Against other types, I haven't had much luck. In that case, just hiring a Wandering Hero decoy is helpful, or maybe some other color works.

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