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Marvel-Vs-Capcom

Marvel vs Capcom

Marvel vs. Capcom (マーヴルVSカプコン Māvuru versus Kapukon?) is a sub-series of fighting games within the Versus series created by Capcom, in which characters created by superhero comic book company Marvel Comics and Capcom's own characters appear together. While it was the first Vs. series involving Capcom, the name Marvel exists to distinguish it from Capcom's other Vs. series with SNK (Capcom vs. SNK), Tatsunoko Productions (Tatsunoko vs. Capcom: Cross Generation of Heroes) and Namco's 2005 crossover RPG with Capcom (Namco x Capcom).

The Marvel characters depicted in these games were often based on their incarnations in various early 1990s animated series and were often voiced by the same voice actors.

Many of the characters and fighting mechanics used in these games were first developed and refined in two other fighting games Capcom had developed earlier, serving as precursors to the series: X-Men: Children of the Atom, which featured characters strictly from the X-Men universe, and Marvel Super Heroes, which gleaned characters from Marvel's entire roster (X-Men included).

Although the tag-team fighting concept was not new, it was refined with this series. New fighting game terminology, such as Aerial Rave (the act of performing a combo on an opponent while the opponent remains airborne) and Variable Combination (the act of having two or more characters on the same team to perform their Hyper Combos at the same time) were added to the fighting game vernacular with this series.

GamesEdit

Precursor GamesEdit

Main gamesEdit

CompilationEdit

StoryEdit

There does not appear to be a concrete story behind each game in the series, although several plot points run across the various games of the series. However, various pairs of characters - typically one Marvel and one Capcom, were often partnered with each other during game play (although later games randomized the partnerships so that it was possible to complete the game facing all-Marvel or all-Capcom teams).

Throughout the games, several interesting subplots emerge exclusively to the series, some of which contradict the others:

  • Psylocke is the one who rescues the amnesiac Cammy, who lost her memory after the battle with Apocalypse in X-Men vs. Street Fighter, from The Hand and its leader, Matsu'o Tsurayaba.
  • Zangief and Colossus defend Russia against Omega Red. In one ending, Omega Red apparently kills Ryu, prompting Ken to also seek revenge.
  • Wolverine seeks Akuma as he believes Akuma has information about his own past. However, in order to get the information from Akuma, he must win a fight to the death.
  • Chun-Li was made an honorary member of the X-Men, despite the lack of mutant powers on her part. Ryu is also offered membership in both the X-Men and Avengers, but turns it down both times, preferring to continue on his own path.
  • When Onslaught emerges, Charles Xavier subconsciously calls the Capcom heroes to help stop himself. Jin Saotome is attacked by M. Bison after defeating him and is near death, but the two cyborgs, "Shadow Lady" (Chun-Li) and "Shadow" (Charlie), revive him as a being like themselves.
  • In the Hulk's ending, Captain America makes the sacrifice. Meanwhile, Zangief battles Jin's Cyberbot, Blodia.
  • Magneto and M. Bison team up, intending on betraying each other at a later time. In Magneto's ending, Magneto eventually manages to get the upper hand and kills him. Bison's Shadaloo henchmen (Balrog, Vega, and Sagat) join him afterwards, fearful of Magneto's power. The opposite happens in M. Bison's ending.
  • Apocalypse captures Akuma and turns him into Cyber Akuma.
  • Charlie is kidnapped by Bison, who uses Shadaloo's technology to transform him to a super-soldier henchman known as Shadow. However, Shadow turns on Bison, who then tries to subject Chun-Li and Jin Saotome to the same fate.
  • In Sakura's Marvel Super Heroes vs. Street Fighter ending, she is seen as an adult and as a mother with a son.
  • Akuma is hinted to be the father of Dan. However, this ending, much like Dan himself, is a parody of SNK's Art of Fighting series.
  • In Ken's endings, the events of the games never actually happened. In X-Men vs. Street Fighter, he was playing the game itself with his son Mel, while the events of Marvel Super Heroes vs. Street Fighter appear to be a dream. He wakes up and continues his training with Ryu.

CharactersEdit

Marvel CharactersEdit

This is a list of all the Marvel characters that have appeared in the Marvel vs. Capcom series, most of which have appeared in Marvel comic books:

X-Men charactersEdit

Character appears in
XvSF MvSF MvC MvC 2 MvC 3 - UMvC 3 MvC I
Apocalypse Final Boss Sub-Boss No No No Unconfirmed
Beast Cameo No No No Support Card Unconfirmed
Cable No No No Yes Deadpool's downloadable costume's quote Unconfirmed
Colossus No No Assist Yes Support Card Unconfirmed
Cyclops Yes Yes Assist Yes Support Card Unconfirmed
Daken No No No No Support Card Unconfirmed
Dazzler No No No No Cameo & Support Card Unconfirmed
Deadpool No No No No Yes Unconfirmed
Gambit Yes No Yes Yes No Unconfirmed
Iceman No No Assist Yes Support Card Unconfirmed
Jubilee No No Assist Yes No Unconfirmed
Juggernaut Yes No Assist Yes Support Card Unconfirmed
Magneto Yes No Assist Yes Yes Unconfirmed
Marrow No No No Yes No Unconfirmed
Multiple Man (Madrox) No No No No Support Card Unconfirmed
Mystique No No No No Support Card Unconfirmed
Nightcrawler No No No No Cameo & Support Card Unconfirmed
Omega Red No Yes No Yes No Unconfirmed
Onslaught No No Boss & Secret Character No No Unconfirmed
Phoenix Cameo No No No Yes (Also Dark Phoenix) Unconfirmed
Psylocke No No Assist Yes No Unconfirmed
Professor X Cameo No Cameo No Support Card Unconfirmed
Rogue Yes No Assist Yes Support Card Unconfirmed
Sabretooth Yes No No Yes Support Card Unconfirmed
Sentinel No No Secret Assist Yes Yes Unconfirmed
Silver Samurai No No No Yes Support Card Unconfirmed
Spiral No No No Yes Cameo Unconfirmed
Storm Yes No Assist Yes Yes Unconfirmed
Wolverine Yes Yes Yes Yes (& Bone Claw Wolverine) Yes Unconfirmed
X-23 No No No No Yes Unconfirmed

The Avengers charactersEdit

Character Appears in
XvSF MvSF MvC MvC 2 MvC 3 - UMvC 3 MvC I
Abomination No No No No Support Card Unconfirmed
Black Widow No No No No Support Card Unconfirmed
Blade No No No No Support Card Unconfirmed
Captain America No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Captain Marvel (Carol Danvers) No No No No Support Card (as Ms. Marvel) Yes
Destroyer No No No No Support Card Unconfirmed
Enchantress No No No No Support Card Unconfirmed
Fing Fang Foom No No No No Support Card Unconfirmed
Hawkeye No No No No Yes (Also downloadable costume as Ronin) Yes
Hulkbuster No No No No Support Card Unconfirmed
Hulk Mentioned Yes Yes (& secret Orange Hulk) Yes Yes Yes
Iron Fist No No No No Yes Unconfirmed
Iron Man No No No Yes Yes Yes
Loki No No No No Support Card Unconfirmed
Luke Cage No No No No Support Card Unconfirmed
Maestro No No No No Support Card Unconfirmed
Mandarin No No No No Support Card Unconfirmed
Nick Fury No No No No Support Card Unconfirmed
Red Hulk No No No No Support Card Unconfirmed
Red Skull No No No No Support Card Unconfirmed
Scarlet Witch No No No No Cameo & Support Card Unconfirmed
She-Hulk No No No No Yes Unconfirmed
Taskmaster No No No No Yes Unconfirmed
Thanos No No No Yes Support Card Yes
Thor No No Assist No Yes Yes
Ulik No No No No Support Card Unconfirmed
Ultron No No No No Support Card Yes
U.S. Agent No Secret Character Assist No No Unconfirmed
War Machine No No Yes (& secret Gold War Machine) Yes No Unconfirmed
Wasp No No No No Support Card Unconfirmed
Winter Soldier No No No No Support Card Unconfirmed

Spider-Man charactersEdit

Character Appears in
XvSF MvSF MvC MvC 2 MvC 3 - UMvC 3 MvC I
Doctor Octopus No No No No Support Card Unconfirmed
Green Goblin No No No No Support Card Unconfirmed
J. J. Jameson No No No No Cameo Unconfirmed
Kinpin No No No No Support Card Unconfirmed
Spider-Ham No No No No Support Card Unconfirmed
Spider-Man No Yes (& secret Armored Spider-Man) Yes Yes Yes Yes
Venom No No Yes (& secret Red Venom) Yes Support Card as Anti-Venom Unconfirmed

Doctor Strange/Ghost Rider charactersEdit

Character Appears in
XvSF MvSF MvC MvC 2 MvC 3 - UMvC 3 MvC I
Blackheart No Yes No Yes Cameo Unconfirmed
Clea No No No No Support Card Unconfirmed
Doctor Strange No No No No Yes Yes
Dormammu No No No No Yes Unconfirmed
Ghost Rider No No No No Yes Unconfirmed
Mephisto No Secret character No No Support Card Unconfirmed
Shuma-Gorath No Yes No Yes Yes (DLC) Unconfirmed

Fantastic Four charactersEdit

Character Appears in
XvSF MvSF MvC MvC 2 MvC 3 - UMvC 3 MvC I
Black Panther No No No No Support Card Yes
Doctor Doom No No No Yes Yes Unconfirmed
Fantastic Four No No No No Support Card Unconfirmed
Galactus No No No No Yes ("Galactus Mode" in Ultimate) Unconfirmed
Silver Surfer No No No No Support Card Unconfirmed
Super Skrull No No No No Yes Unconfirmed
Uatu The Watcher No No No No Support Card Unconfirmed

Guardians of the Galaxy charactersEdit

Character Appears in
XvSF MvSF MvC MvC 2 MvC 3 - UMvC 3 MvC I
Gamora No No No No No Yes
Groot No No No No No Partial
Rocket Raccoon No No No No Yes Yes

Other Marvel charactersEdit

Character Appears in
XvSF MvSF MvC MvC 2 MvC 3 - UMvC 3 MvC I
Bullseye No No No No Support Card Unconfirmed
Daredevil No No No No Support Card Unconfirmed
Elektra No No No No Support Card Unconfirmed
Howard, The Duck No No No No Support Card Unconfirmed
M.O.D.O.K. No No No No Yes Stage background
Nova No No No No Yes Yes
Serpent No No No No Support Card Unconfirmed
Shanna the She-Devil No No No No Cameo Unconfirmed
The Punisher No No No No Support Card Unconfirmed

Capcom CharactersEdit

This is a list of all the Capcom characters that have appeared in the Marvel vs. Capcom series, most of which have appeared in other Capcom games:

Street Fighter/Final Fight charactersEdit

Character appears in
XvSF MvSF MvC MvC 2 MvC 3 - UMvC 3 MvC I
Akuma (Gouki) Yes (semi-secret character) Yes (also as Cyber Akuma) As a moveset for Ryu Yes Yes Unconfirmed
Cammy Yes No No Yes No Unconfirmed
Charlie Yes Yes as Shadow, secret character Secret Assist, as Shadow Yes No Unconfirmed
Chun-Li Yes Yes Yes and as Shadow Lady, secret character Yes Yes Yes
C. Viper No No No No Yes Unconfirmed
Dan No Yes No Yes Cameo Unconfirmed
Dhalsim Yes Yes No Yes No Unconfirmed
Guile No No No Yes No Unconfirmed
Ken Yes Yes As a moveset for Ryu Yes No Unconfirmed
M. Bison (Vega) Yes Yes No Yes Cameo Unconfirmed
Mike Haggar No No No No Yes Yes
Ryu Yes Yes Yes (as Complete Change version) Yes Yes Yes
Sakura No Yes and as Dark Sakura, secret character No Yes, also transforms into Dark Sakura No Unconfirmed
Zangief Yes Yes and as Mech-Zangief, secret character Yes, also transforms into Mech-Zangief Yes, also transforms into Mech-Zangief No Unconfirmed

Darkstalkers charactersEdit

Character appears in
XvSF MvSF MvC MvC 2 MvC 3 - UMvC 3 MvC I
Anakaris No No No Yes Support Card Unconfirmed
Anita No No Assist No No Unconfirmed
Baby Bonnie Hood (Bulleta) No No No Yes No Unconfirmed
Bishamon No No No No Support Card Unconfirmed
Demitri Maximoff No No No No Support Card Unconfirmed
Felicia No No No Yes Yes Unconfirmed
Hsien-Ko (Lei-Lei in Japan) No No No No Yes Unconfirmed
Jedah Dohma No No No No No Yes
Lilith No No Secret Character No Support Card Unconfirmed
Lord Raptor No No No No Support Card Unconfirmed
Morrigan Aensland No No Yes (and as Lilith-Mode Morrigan, secret character) Yes Yes Yes
Sasquatch No No No No Support Card Unconfirmed

Mega Man charactersEdit

Character appears in
XvSF MvSF MvC MvC 2 MvC 3 - UMvC 3 MvC I
Dr. Wily No No Cameo (background) No Support Card Unconfirmed
Mega Man (original) No No Yes Yes Cameo and Support Card Unconfirmed
Roll No No Yes (Secret character) Yes Cameo and Support Card Unconfirmed
Servbot (Kobun) No No No Yes Cameo and Support Card Unconfirmed
Sigma No No No No No Yes (DLC)
Tron Bonne No No No Yes Yes Unconfirmed
Vile No No No No Support Card Unconfirmed
X No No No No Cameo, Support Card and Zero and Frank's downloadable costume Yes
Zero No No No No Yes Yes

Resident Evil charactersEdit

Character appears in
XvSF MvSF MvC MvC 2 MvC 3 - UMvC 3 MvC I
Albert Wesker No No No No Yes Unconfirmed
Claire Redfield No No No No Support Card Unconfirmed
Chris Redfield No No No No Yes Yes
HUNK No No No No Support Card Unconfirmed
Jill Valentine No No No Yes Yes (DLC) Unconfirmed
Leon S. Kennedy No No No No Support Card Unconfirmed
Licker No No No No Cameo and Support Card Unconfirmed
Nemesis T-Type No No No No Yes Yes
Tyrant T-002 No No No No Cameo Unconfirmed

Ghosts 'n Goblins charactersEdit

Character appears in
XvSF MvSF MvC MvC 2 MvC 3 - UMvC 3 MvC I
Arthur No No Assist No Yes Yes
Astaroth No No No No Support Card Unconfirmed
Firebrand No No No No Yes Yes
Princess Guinevere No No No No Support Card Unconfirmed

Devil May Cry charactersEdit

Character appears in
XvSF MvSF MvC MvC 2 MvC 3 - UMvC 3 MvC I
Dante No No No No Yes Yes
Lady No No No No Support Card Unconfirmed
Trish No No No No Yes Unconfirmed
Vergil No No No No Yes Unconfirmed

Strider charactersEdit

Character appears in
XvSF MvSF MvC MvC 2 MvC 3 - UMvC 3 MvC I
Grandmaster Meio No No No No Support Card Yes
Strider Hiryu No No Yes Yes Yes Yes
Ton Pooh No No Assist No No Unconfirmed

Ōkami charactersEdit

Character appears in
XvSF MvSF MvC MvC 2 MvC 3 - UMvC 3 MvC I
Amaterasu No No No No Yes Unconfirmed
Sakuya No No No No Support Card Unconfirmed

Viewtiful Joe charactersEdit

Character appears in
XvSF MvSF MvC MvC 2 MvC 3 - UMvC 3 MvC I
Captain Blue No No No No Support Card Unconfirmed
Viewtiful Joe No No No No Yes Unconfirmed

Dead Rising charactersEdit

Character appears in
XvSF MvSF MvC MvC 2 MvC 3 - UMvC 3 MvC I
Chuck Greene No No No No Support Card Unconfirmed
Frank West No No No No Yes Yes
Steven Chapman No No No No Support Card Unconfirmed

Star Gladiator charactersEdit

Character appears in
XvSF MvSF MvC MvC 2 MvC 3 - UMvC 3 MvC I
Hayato Kanzaki No No No Yes Support Card Unconfirmed
June Lin Milliam No No No No Support Card Unconfirmed

Cyberbots charactersEdit

Character appears in
XvSF MvSF MvC MvC 2 MvC 3 - UMvC 3 MvC I
Blodia No No No No Support Card Unconfirmed
Devilotte No No Assist No Support Card Unconfirmed
Jin Saotome No No Yes Yes Support Card Unconfirmed

Ace Attorney charactersEdit

Character appears in
XvSF MvSF MvC MvC 2 MvC 3 - UMvC 3 MvC I
Franziska von Karma No No No No Support Card Unconfirmed
Godot No No No No Support Card Unconfirmed
Judge No No No No Partial Unconfirmed
Maya Fey No No No No Partial Unconfirmed
Miles Edgeworth No No No No Support Card Unconfirmed
Missile No No No No Partial Unconfirmed
Phoenix Wright No No No No Yes Unconfirmed

Other Capcom charactersEdit

Character appears in
XvSF MvSF MvC MvC 2 MvC 3 - UMvC 3 MvC I
Akira Kazama (Rival Schools series) No No No No Support Card Unconfirmed
Batsu Ichimonji (Rival Schools series) No No No No Support Card Unconfirmed
Captain Commando (Captain Commando) No No Yes Yes Support Card Unconfirmed
Cyber Blue (Battle Circuit) No No No No Support Card Unconfirmed
Edward Falcon (Power Stone series) No No No No Support Card Unconfirmed
Felynes (Monster Hunter series) No No No No Support Card Unconfirmed
Fou-Lu (Breath of Fire series) No No No No Support Card Unconfirmed
Gene (God Hand) No No No No Support Card Unconfirmed
Hideo Shimazu (Rival Schools series) No No No No Support Card Unconfirmed
Kenji (Red Earth) No No No No Support Card Unconfirmed
Kyosuke Kagami (Rival Schools series) No No No No Support Card Unconfirmed
Lin (Breath of Fire series) No No No No Support Card Unconfirmed
Lou (Three Wonders) No No Assist No No Unconfirmed
Michelle Heart (Legendary Wings) No No Assist No No Unconfirmed
Missile (Ghost Trick) No No No No Support Card Unconfirmed
Myria (Breath of Fire series) No No No No Support Card Unconfirmed
Nathan Spencer (Bionic Commando series) No No No No Yes Yes
Nina Wyndia (Breath of Fire series) No No No No Support Card Unconfirmed
Pure & Fur (Adventure Quiz series) No No Assist No No Unconfirmed
Rathalos (Monster Hunter series) No No No No Support Card Unconfirmed
Rathian (Monster Hunter series) No No No No Support Card Unconfirmed
Ryu (Breath of Fire series) No No No No Support Card Unconfirmed
Saki (Quiz Nanairo Dreams) No No Assist No No Unconfirmed
Sissel (Ghost Trick) No No No No Support Card Unconfirmed
Sōkil (Onimusha series) No No No No Support Card Unconfirmed
Unknown Soldier 1P (Forgotten Worlds) No No Assist No No Unconfirmed

Original CharactersEdit

Character appears in
XvSF MvSF MvC MvC 2 MvC 3 - UMvC 3 MvC I
Abyss No No No CPU No Unconfirmed
Amingo No No No Yes No Unconfirmed
Norimaro No Yes No No No Unconfirmed
Ruby Heart No No No Yes No Unconfirmed
Sonson III (Sonson series) No No No Yes No Unconfirmed
Ultron Sigma No No No No No CPU

External Links Edit

Marvel vs. Capcom Series
X-Men vs. Street Fighter · Marvel Super Heroes vs. Street Fighter · Marvel vs. Capcom: Clash of Super Heroes · Marvel vs. Capcom 2: New Age of Heroes · Marvel vs. Capcom 3: Fate of Two WorldsUltimate · Marvel vs. Capcom Infinite

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