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The 39 characters of Marvel vs Capcom 3

She-Hulk

First Appearance: Savage She-Hulk #1

Jennifer Walters lived a normal life until the day her famous cousin Bruce Banner was the only person available for a life-saving blood transfusion. Ever since that day she’s been cursed/blessed with the green skin and Gamma-influenced strength of the Hulk. Though not as insanely strong as Bruce, She-Hulk benefits from keeping her wits about her at all times, rarely losing control. On top of joining the Fantastic Four and Avengers, She-Hulk has also become the most famous super powered lawyer this side of Matt Murdock, and eventually learns to enjoy her Jennifer Walters identity just as much as her super-strong alter-ego, while at the same time helping out her troubled cousin whenever he needs it.


Shuma-Gorath

First Appearance: Marvel Premiere #10

A bit of a Cthulu homage, Shuma-Gorath is a lord of chaos and one of the most powerful magical beings around. A planet threatening force, he has been pushed back just barely by the magical characters of Marvel, Doctor Strange being his most famous combatant. He has unlimited power, can change his body in any way, can teleport between dimensions and has an intelligence that borders on omniscient. So of course he decides to enter a fighting tournament and fight like a one-eyed squid.


Spider-Man

First Appearance: Amazing Fantasy #15

Tell us if you heard this one before: a nerd named Peter Parker gets bitten by a radioactive spider and gains the powers of an arachnid instead of, say, leukemia. Initially Parker used his newfound strength, speed, agility, spider-sense, and web shooters of his own creation to gain fortune and fame as Spider-Man. After being careless and inadvertently causing the death of his beloved uncle, he learned that cool powers come with soul-crushing responsibility (we’re paraphrasing). Ever since then Spidey’ life is defined by struggling to balance his dual identities, while beating up criminals and constantly joking all over New York City.


Storm

First Appearance: Giant-Size X-Men #1

Storm grew up an orphan on the streets of Cairo, until a chance encounter with Charles Xavier, who recognized her potential. As a young adult she came to be worshipped as a rain goddess in Kenya, but soon she joined the newly reformed X-Men and quickly becomes one of their top members, even leading the team on occasion. Recently she became a Queen, marrying fellow African hero Black Panther. With her power to control the weather, she can create the subtlest wind or bury her enemies in a record-breaking blizzard.


Super-Skrull

First Appearance: Fantastic Four #18

The Skrulls, a shape-shifting race hell bent on invading earth, were thwarted by the Fantastic Four and swore revenge. Kl’rt, a top Skrull warrior, was chosen to for an experiment that gave him the combined powers of the FF, invisible force fields, stretchiness, fire creation and manipulation, incredible toughness and strength, abilities that even exceeded the FF’s. But poor old Kl’rt lost time and again to the foursome, until he’s basically a joke to the Skrull race. Still, he can hold his own against many of his cosmic rivals, especially if they make the mistake of underestimating him.


Taskmaster

First Appearance: Avengers #195

Yeah, he looks like a reject from He-Man, but Taskmaster is not to be taken lightly. Though he aims low with his evil plans, mostly training henchmen for all the would-be conquerors, one-on-one he’s got a shot against any person on earth. That’s thanks to his “photographic reflexes” he can perfectly recreate any movement he sees, which makes him one of the most skilled guys around. He can throw a shield like Captain America, scrap as well as Wolverine, and do anything else that doesn’t demand super powers to enhance those movements. However, that talent has a tragic side, as the catalogue of moves in his head has destroyed his long term memory, with every new move erasing another reminiscence from his mind.


Thor

First Appearance: Journey Into Mystery #83

According to the All Father (and his father) Odin, Norse thunder god Thor needed to learn a lesson in humility, so he was sent to earth and tethered to humble human doctor Donald Blake. Once the doc strikes his walking stick to the ground, he becomes the hammer-wielding god, possessing immense strength, endurance, and his magical hammer Mjolnir that has power over lightning. After learning some modesty, Thor has tirelessly defended his beloved Midgard, be it from evil gods like his brother Loki, or whatever his tight knit group of Avengers are facing down. One of the most famous Marvel characters, it’s surprising Thor is only now joining the vs Capcom series.

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64 comments

  • Deutero - February 12, 2011 8:52 p.m.

    great stuff Henry, i love these types of articles
  • Afrodisiac39 - February 12, 2011 4:57 a.m.

    While X-Men is obviously an important part of the Marvel Universe, I really wish we got more varied characters from Marvel (Storm, Magneto, Sentinel, Jean Grey, Wolverine AND X-23?!). I would have loved to see Whiplash, Doctor Strange, Silver Surfer or even just some villains of the characters in game. I know Marvel limited the roster on their side but it would have been nice. Regardless I am still loving this game. Also, who else would want to buy the Zombie Slayers DLC with Frank West and Ashley J. Williams in it?
  • JamesT - February 11, 2011 1:33 p.m.

    These kind of articles are very useful. I can link them to my friends who have no idea who a certain character is. Also a slight correction: According to Capcom "Dmc" is a reboot not a prequel. http://doesnotcompute.org/devil-may-cry-dmc/ although they have been flipping back and forth on that so I guess it doesn't really matter either way.
  • kibbles0515 - February 11, 2011 8:58 a.m.

    Question. In the background (the circle thingie) who is the character above Hulk on the right? At about 2 o'clock?
  • nyef - February 11, 2011 4:05 a.m.

    WHAT??!?!?! NO SERVBOTS!?!?! ...How else will I utilize my fine dining skills during a fight??? set tables at a boxing match? I don't think so >:(
  • Sleuth - February 11, 2011 2:29 a.m.

    Please put Sentry or Fantomex in this!
  • darkraichu34 - February 11, 2011 2:02 a.m.

    Why is Chris always in fighting games? My favorite Resi Character is Leon, so I am disappointed... But still, AMATERASU!
  • CoppertopJohnson - February 10, 2011 11:07 p.m.

    Holy shit, Dormammu!
  • Solid_Gabriel - February 10, 2011 8:01 p.m.

    I'm saving all these pics for myself, ok?
  • Ridureyu - February 10, 2011 7:30 p.m.

    OKay, see, MVC2's ginormous roster was partly because they could recycle the graphics, sounds, and movelists for 90% of the challengers. The "new" characters made from scratch were actually pretty scant. MVC3? They had to make everybody from scratch from the beginning. Everybody is new. No shortcuts. Now, MVC4, if it runs on the same engine, could undoubtedly keep this roster and then pile on more characters afterward.
  • philipshaw - February 10, 2011 7:09 p.m.

    This is comprehensive to say the least
  • cell989 - February 10, 2011 6:24 p.m.

    This is a FAIL!! roster. Where the fuck is Ken Masters!!! and why the Fuck is there nothing but Resisdent Evil Characters? CapCom did this on purpose to give Resident Evil more exposure. Where is Megaman, BB Hood, Strider, and Guile? Where is Venom, The Punisher, Thanos, SaberTooth, Omega Red, and Cyclops? Why the fuck do we get C.Viper? She Hulk? Sentinel? Trish and Gil Valentine are practically the same shit, and for the love of God where the fuck is CAPTAIN COMMANDO?
  • BurntToShreds - February 10, 2011 5:35 p.m.

    The problem with some of the characters people want in the game is that they're outdated and/or irrelevant. Jin, Strider, and Captain Commando are all awesome, but I'm pretty sure that players new to the series don't know who they are. also, their game are all 10+ years old with no sequels or remakes in sight. Like I said, you can't please everyone.
  • FirLocke - February 10, 2011 5:26 p.m.

    Wow. Really? Dude, this list could be so much better. First of all, why the fuck are both Akuma AND C.Viper in this game? They both have their own fighting game series in the first place, come on now. Three representatives are enough. Chris Redfield is great but really, Leon S. mothafuckin' Kennedy is where it's at. And no Mega Man? Are you SERIOUS? X would have been fantastic but not even a single version of Mega Man at all? That's like spite againt Keiji Inafune, sheesh. Zero and Tron Bonne are really nice, but seriously? And don't forget Venom, Nick Fury, Cyclops, Daredevil and Ghost Rider. Where are they huh? And the blue wolf dude from DarkStalkers. You know the one.
  • Turboash - February 10, 2011 5:07 p.m.

    Do-up your damn boots Dante.
  • JPorFavor - February 10, 2011 4:41 p.m.

    Hopefully Megaman will at least get some DLC.
  • Phoenix4 - February 10, 2011 3:35 p.m.

    I bet my ass that they keep more kewl heroes on the next DLCs
  • Nazcom555 - February 10, 2011 3:21 p.m.

    Gotta say, I'll aways take DC over Marvel. BUT Marvel's characters lend themselves to a fighting games alot better then DC's.
  • Scammeleon - February 10, 2011 3:18 p.m.

    OBJECTION! Where's Megaman and Phoenix Wright? :-( And Venom?!
  • EdDeRs1 - February 10, 2011 2:49 p.m.

    im hopeing for crossover DLC to the world of 2000AD (the comics moron) to bring in the most deadly creature in the multiverse, the unkillable Judge Death (fools! you cannot kill what dose not live!) and Meaga City One's greatest lawman, Judge Dredd, a dude who has faced every imagninable threat, killed his univers's version of Superman, crossed dimension and travaled in time on more than one occasion, and even beaten up and arrested Batman

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