The 43 character cameos of Marvel vs Capcom 3

With nearly 40 playable characters from two popular companies, Marvel vs Capcom 3 has no shortage of fan service. But dig a little deeper and you'll find at least another 40 characters who make the game's backgrounds and endings overflow with additional references. I spent the better part of two days attempting to grab 'em all, and near as I can tell, this is a pretty thorough list of what Marvel and Capcom fans can pick out.

Okami's Amaterasu ends her story in Marvel's Savage Land, where she and Issun befriend Ka-ZarShanna the She-Devil and their trusty saber-toothed pal Zabu.

Sir Arthur, of Ghosts 'n Goblins fame, meets up with Fin Fang Foom, a massive, ancient dragon "whose limbs shatter mountains and whose back scrapes the sun." Sounds like an impossible beast to fell, but then again, Arthur is used to tackling the same enemies over and over before a true victory is earned.

Chris Redfield's ending shows Wesker on trial at long last, prosecuted by none other than Matt Murdock, aka Daredevil! I may be mistaken, but I thought Murdock only defended people he knew were innocent (via his enhanced senses), not prosecute them. But Wesker is a clearly evil dude, so maybe he's making an exception.

Chun Li arrests Kingpin in her ending. Oh yeah, Chun Li's a cop. Totally forgot about that.

Devil May Cry's Dante goes on a fourth-wall-breaking demon hunt after besting Galactus, which leads him to Ghost Rider, the spirit of vengeance. This would actually be a pretty cool fight...

Felicia finds a new best friend in Dazzler, Marvel's popstar mutant who can control sonic vibrations and turn them into light. Not a great power if you want to hurt someone, but it makes for a spectacular light show. It's also a brazen attempt by Marvel to capitalize on the popularity of disco in the '70s - today, Dazzler's outfit is decidedly less "far out."

Darkstalker's Hsien Ko implores Dr Strange to help save her mother's soul. She's accompanied by her sister, Mei-Ling.

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  • RedBandit - July 8, 2011 10:04 p.m.

    Might've been Mentioned, but in Haggar's ending, when he starts running for President. Tony Stark is his VP according to the newspaper
  • maydae503 - February 22, 2011 12:42 a.m.

    i want this game, just so i can play as deadpool.
  • OnEDGE - February 19, 2011 6:35 a.m.

    Not a great power if you want to hurt someone? Urm, Dazzler shoots lasers, has punched through mountains with her photons, creates energy weapons and recently nuked Psylocke's face... That aside, ya know, thanks for posting the cameos. LOL
  • jerrellwalker - February 19, 2011 5:25 a.m.

    Dust (Marvel/Hellions) makes a cameo in Deadpool's ending
  • hud4567 - February 18, 2011 11:12 p.m.

    CAMEO ALERT: Go back to sentinals ending, 2nd picture, one of them is holding Dan Hibiki. I rushed here as soon as i saw it!
  • AleeR - February 18, 2011 9:23 p.m.

    I want to believe that with this game increasing the awareness of the Mega Man Legends universe, that we might see a third in the series come to light. Capcom? Oh, and Nightcrawler needs to become a playable DLC.
  • EdDeRs1 - February 18, 2011 8:46 p.m.

    would love to see a judge dredd/judge death camo, mabey dredd aprehending one of the villans who excaped to his universe, or death encountering deadpool or wolverine, but struggles to kill them due to there healing factors
  • GamesRadarBrettElston - February 18, 2011 7:32 p.m.

    @Corn Fuuuu I knew that! I even had the screen taken and forgot to include it in the article. As for @mattdark's pointing out of Teisel and Bon Bonne... well done! I admittedly know little of the Legends world, so I did indeed miss those.
  • CHAINSAWhaxor - February 18, 2011 3:38 p.m.

    I'm pretty sure Poison is in the "Metro City" stage, my apologies if someone has already mentioned this.
  • philipshaw - February 18, 2011 1:24 p.m.

    Thanks for posting these because I don't think I would finish the story that amount of times to just see the different endings
  • mattdark - February 18, 2011 7:29 a.m.

    Surprised you didnt mention Tron Bonnes brothers Teisel and Bon Bonne, who sit right in the background of one stage, along with a bunch of Servebots, and the Bonne's ship flying around occasionally.
  • FVDub - February 18, 2011 7:18 a.m.

    If Daredevil is prosecuting Wesker, why does it matter if he knows Wesker is evil?
  • Robusken - February 18, 2011 6:16 a.m.

    Some of these cameos just make me a sad panda, they could have been in here instead of having cameos! Whine whine whine. I really do enjoy the crossover endings though.
  • Ridureyu - February 18, 2011 3:51 a.m.

    I'm sure there are more cameos in morrigan's ending, but iut's hard to see - is that Satanna in there? Damien Hellstrom? more random demons nobody remembers?
  • LBD_Nytetrayn - February 18, 2011 3:44 a.m.

    I believe that the regular 616 universe version of Nick Fury sometimes uses the Samuel L. Jackson look as a disguise. He's done it at least once, anyway. And, of course, the current Avengers toon and the recent movies have been doing the same, so it makes some sense. Not like any of this is canon to anything, anyway, right?
  • GorditaSlim - February 18, 2011 3:27 a.m.

    I love that they use these cameos to include characters who couldn't make the roster. I want to play it so bad! Curse being so poor!
  • Corsair89 - February 18, 2011 3:24 a.m.

    Well, that's one way to get Phoenix and Edgeworth into MvC3...
  • DontMessWithMeImRunningOutOfPlacesToHideTheBodies - February 18, 2011 2:40 a.m.

    I hope they keep the cameos coming...with more levels. Seriously there's only like 10 levels in the game.
  • NightCrawler_358 - February 18, 2011 2:28 a.m.

    I love all these cameos, they make me feel so smart! Also, what you said about Nightcrawler making 2 cameos and possibly being a DLC really brightened my day. I hope he will, hes perfect for it, and everybody loves him! Great game, it's been a while since I've been so hooked on a fighting game!
  • Corn - February 18, 2011 2:04 a.m.

    Dan is in the second screen of the Sent ending.