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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 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 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

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.

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:

Characters from X-MenEdit

Character appears in
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 Worlds - Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3
Apocalypse Voice Actor: Lorne Kennedy Final Boss Sub-Boss No No No
Beast Cameo No No No Support Card
Cable Voice Actor: Lawrence Bayne No No No Yes Deadpool's downloadable costume's Quote
Colossus Voice Actor: George Buza No No Assist Yes Support Card
Cyclops Voice Actor: Norman Spencer Yes Yes Assist Yes Support Card
Daken No No No No Support Card
Dazzler No No No No Cameo & Support Card
Deadpool Voice Actor: Nolan North No No No No Yes
Gambit Voice Actor: Tony Daniels Yes No Yes Yes No
Iceman Voice Actor: Cathal Dodd No No Assist Yes Support Card
Jubilee Voice Actor: Alyson Court No No Assist Yes No
Juggernaut Voice Actor: George Buza (CotA), Rick Bennett (MSH-MvC2) Yes No Assist Yes Support Card
Magneto Voice Actor: George Buza (CotA), Lorne Kennedy (MSH-MvC2), Tom Kane (MvC3) Yes No Assist Yes Yes
Marrow Voice Actor: Susan Hart No No No Yes No
(Madrox) Multiple Man No No No No Support Card
Mystique No No No No Support Card
Nightcrawler No No No No Cameo & Support Card
Omega Red Voice Actor: George Buza (CotA), Len Doncheff (MSHvSF) No Yes No Yes No
Onslaught Voice Actor: Maurice Wint No No Boss & Secret Character No No
Phoenix Voice Actor: Jennifer Hale Cameo No No No Yes (Also Dark Phoenix)
Psylocke Voice Actor: Catherine Disher No No Assist Yes No
Professor X Cameo No Cameo No Support Card
Rogue Voice Actor: Lenore Zann Yes No Assist Yes Support Card
Sabretooth Voice Actor: Don Francks Yes No No Yes Support Card
Sentinel Voice Actor: Dan Hennessey No No Secret Assist Yes Yes
Silver Samurai Voice Actor: Yasushi Ikeda No No No Yes Support Card
Spiral Voice Actor: Catherine Disher No No No Yes Cameo
Storm Voice Actor: Catherine Disher (CotA-MvC2), Susan Dalian (MvC3) Yes No Assist Yes Yes
Wolverine Voice Actor: Cathal Dodd (CotA-MvC2), Steve Blum (MvC3) Yes Yes Yes Yes (& Bone Claw Wolverine) Yes
X-23 Voice Actor: Tara Strong No No No No Yes

Characters from The AvengersEdit

Character Appears in
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 Worlds - Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3
Abomination No No No No Support Card
Black Widow No No No No Support Card
Blade No No No No Support Card
Captain America Voice Actor: Cathal Dodd (MSH-MvC2), Brian Bloom (MvC3) No Yes Yes Yes Yes
Destroyer No No No No Support Card
Enchantress No No No No Support Card
Fing Fang Foom No No No No Support Card
Hawkeye Voice Actor: Chris Cox No No No No Yes (Also Downloadable costume as Ronin)
Hulkbuster No No No No Support Card
Hulk Voice Actor: Andrew Jackson (MSH-MvC2), Fred Tatasciore (MvC3) Mentioned Yes Yes (& secret Orange Hulk) Yes Yes
Iron Fist Voice Actor: Loren Lester No No No No Yes
Iron Man Voice Actor: Chris Britton (MSH-MvC2), Eric Loomis (MvC3) No No No Yes Yes
Loki No No No No Support Card
Luke Cage No No No No Support Card
Maestro No No No No Support Card
Mandarin No No No No Support Card
Ms. Marvel No No No No Support Card
Nick Fury No No No No Support Card
Red Hulk No No No No Support Card
Red Skull No No No No Support Card
Scarlet Witch No No No No Cameo & Support Card
She-Hulk Voice Actor: Maria Canals No No No No Yes
Taskmaster Voice Actor: Steve Blum No No No No Yes
Thanos Voice Actor: Andrew Jackson No No No Yes Support Card
Thor Voice Actor: Andrew Jackson (MvC), Rick D. Wasserman (MvC3) No No Assist No Yes
Ulik No No No No Support Card
Ultron No No No No Support Card
U.S. Agent Voice Actor: Cathal Dodd No Secret Character Assist No No
War Machine Voice Actor: Wayne Ward No No Yes (& secret Gold War Machine) Yes No
Wasp No No No No Support Card
Winter Soldier No No No No Support Card

Characters from Spider-ManEdit

Character Appears in
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 Worlds - Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3
Doctor Octopus No No No No Support Card
Green Goblin No No No No Support Card
J. J. Jameson No No No No Cameo
Kinpin No No No No Support Card
Spider-Ham No No No No Support Card
Spider-Man Voice Actor: Patrick Chilvers (MSH-MvC2), Josh Keaton (MvC3) No Yes (& secret Armored Spider-Man) Yes Yes Yes
Venom Voice Actor: Rod Wilson No No Yes (& secret Red Venom) Yes Support Card as Anti-Venom

Doctor Strange/Ghost Rider charactersEdit

Character Appears in
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 Worlds - Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3
Blackheart Voice Actor: Jaimz Woolvet No Yes No Yes Cameo
Clea No No No No Support Card
Doctor Strange Voice Actor: Rick Pasqualone No No No No Yes
Dormammu Voice Actor: Michael T. Weiss No No No No Yes
Ghost Rider Voice Actor: Richard Grieco No No No No Yes
Mephisto Voice Actor: Jaimz Woolvet No Secret character No No Support Card
Shuma-Gorath Voice Actor: Franck Perry (MSH-MvC2), Paul Dobson (MvC3) No Yes No Yes Yes (DLC only)

Fantastic Four charactersEdit

Character Appears in
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 Worlds - Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3
Black Panther No No No No Support Card
Doctor Doom Voice Actor: Lorne Kennedy (MSH-MvC2), Paul Dobson (MvC3) No No No Yes Yes
Fantastic Four No No No No Support Card
GalactusVoice Actor: Jonathan Adams No No No No Yes
Silver Surfer No No No No Support Card
Super Skrull Voice Actor: Charlie Adler No No No No Yes
Uatu The Watcher No No No No Support Card

Other charactersEdit

Character Appears in
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 Worlds - Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3
Bullseye No No No No Support Card
Daredevil No No No No Support Card
Elektra No No No No Support Card
Howard, The Duck No No No No Support Card
Nova Voice Actor: Troy Baker No No No No Yes
Rocket Raccoon Voice Actor: Greg Ellis No No No No Yes
Serpent No No No No Support Card
The Punisher No No No No Support Card

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:

Characters from Street FighterEdit

Character appears in
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 Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3
Akuma (Gouki) Voice Actor: Tomomichi Nishimura (XMvSF-MvC2), Dave Mallow (MvC3 (English)), Tora Take (MvC3 (Japanese)) Yes (semi-secret character) Yes (also as Cyber Akuma) As a moveset for Ryu Yes Yes
Cammy Voice Actor: Susan Hart Yes No No Yes No
Charlie Voice Actor: Toshiyuki Morikawa Yes Yes as Shadow secret character Secret Assist, as Shadow Yes No
Chun-Li Voice Actor: Yuko Miyamura (XMvSF-MvC2), Laura Bailey (MvC3 (English)), Fumiko Orikasa (MvC3 (Japanese)) Yes Yes Yes and as Shadow Lady secret character Yes Yes
C. Viper Voice Actor: Michelle Ruff (MvC3 (English)), Mie Sonozaki (MvC3 (Japanese)) No No No No Yes
Dan Voice Actor: Osamu Hosoi No Yes No Yes Cameo
DhalsimVoice Actor: Yoshiharu Yamada Yes Yes No Yes No
GuileVoice Actor: Toshihide Tsuchiya No No No Yes No
KenVoice Actor: Tetsuya Iwanaga Yes Yes As a moveset for Ryu Yes No
M. Bison (Vega) Voice Actor: Tomomichi Nishimura Yes Yes No Yes Cameo
RyuVoice Actor: Katashi Ishizuka (XMvSF, MSHvSF, MvC2), Toshiyuki Morikawa (MSHvSF, MvC), Kyle Hebert (MvC3 (English)), Hiroki Takahashi (MvC3 (Japanese)) Yes Yes Yes (as Complete Change version) Yes Yes
SakuraVoice Actor: Yuko Sasamoto No Yes and as Dark Sakura secret character No Yes also transforms into Dark Sakura No
ZangiefVoice Actor: Wataru Takagi Yes Yes and as Mech-Zangief secret character Yes also transforms into Mech-Zangief Yes also transforms into Mech-Zangief No

Characters from DarkstalkersEdit

Character appears in
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 Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3
Anakaris Voice Actor: Kan Tokumaru No No No Yes Support Card
Anita No No Partial (Assist only) No No
Baby Bonnie Hood (Bulleta) Voice Actor: Miyuki Matsushita No No No Yes No
Bishamon No No No No Support Card
Demitri Maximoff No No No No Support Card
Felicia Voice Actor: Kae Araki (MvC2), GK Bowes (MvC3 (English)), Kana Asumi (MvC3 Japanese)) No No No Yes Yes
Hsien-Ko (Lei-Lei in Japan) No No No No Yes
Lilith Voice Actor: Yayoi Jinguji (MvC) No No Secret Character No Support Card
Lord Raptor No No No No Support Card
Morrigan Aensland Voice Actor: Yayoi Jinguji (MvC-MvC2), Siobhan Flynn (MvC3 (English)), Rie Tanaka (MvC3 (Japanese)) No No Yes (and as Lilith-Mode Morrigan secret character) Yes Yes
Sasquatch No No No No Support Card

Characters from Mega Man (Rockman)Edit

Character appears in
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 Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3
Dr. Wily No No Cameo (background) No Support Card
Mega Man (Rockman) Voice Actor: Kaoru Fujino No No Yes Yes Cameo and Support Card
Roll Voice Actor: Kaoru Fujino No No Yes (Secret character) Yes Cameo and Support Card
Servbot (Kobun) Voice Actor: Chisa Yokoyama (MvC2), Tara Platt (MvC3 (English)), Mayumi Iizuka (MvC3 (Japanese)) No No No Yes Cameo and Support Card
Tron Bonne Voice Actor: Tara Platt (English), Mayumi Iizuka (Japanese) No No No Yes Yes
Vile No No No No Support Card
X (Megaman X) No No No No Cameo, Support Card and Zero and Frank's Downloadable Costume
Zero Voice Actor: Johnny Yong Bosch (MvC3 (English)), Ryotaro Okiayu (MvC3 (Japanese)) No No No No Yes

Resident Evil charactersEdit

Character appears in
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 Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3
Albert Wesker Voice Actor: DC Douglas (MvC3 (English)), Joji Nakata (MvC3 (Japanese)) No No No No Yes
Claire Redfield No No No No Support Card
Chris Redfield Voice Actor: Roger Craig Smith (MvC3 (English)), Hiroki Tochi (MvC3 (Japanese)) No No No No Yes
HUNK No No No No Support Card
Jill Valentine Voice Actor: Catherine Disher (MvC2), Kari Wahlgren (MvC3 (English)), Atsuko Yuya (MvC3 (Japanese)) No No No Yes Yes (DLC only)
Leon S. Kennedy No No No No Support Card
Licker No No No No Cameo and Support Card
Nemesis T-Type No No No No Yes
Tyrant T-002 No No No No Cameo

Ghost 'n Goblins charactersEdit

Character appears in
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 Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3
Arthur Voice Actor: Wataru Takagi (MvC), Dan Woren (MvC3 (English)), Tetsu Inada (MvC3 (Japanese)) No No Partial (Assist only) No Yes
Astaroth No No No No Support Card
Firebrand No No No No Yes
Princess Guinevere No No No No Support Card

Other Capcom charactersEdit

Character appears in
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 Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3
Amaterasu No No No No Yes
Captain Commando Voice Actor: Takashi Nagasako No No Yes Yes Support Card
Devilotte Voice Actor: Yuko Sasamoto No No Partial (assist only) No Support Card
Hayato Kanzaki Voice Actor: Toshiyuki Morikawa No No No Yes Support Card
Jin Saotome Voice Actor: Yuji Ueda No No Yes Yes Support Card
Lou Voice Actor: Tomomi Fube No No Partial (Assist only) No No
Michelle Heart Voice Actor: Yuko Miyamura No No Partial (Assist only) No No
Pure & Fur Voice Actor: Tomomi Fube (Pure) No No Partial (Assist only) No No
Saki Voice Actor: Michiko Neya No No Partial (Assist only) No No
Sonson Voice Actor: Mayumi Iizuka No No No Yes No
Strider Hiryu Voice Actor: TJ Storm (English), Yuji Ueda (Japanese) No No Yes Yes Yes
Ton Pooh Voice Actor: Yayoi Jinguji No No Partial (Assist only) No No
Unknown Soldier 1P Voice Actor: Toshiyuki Morikawa No No Partial (Assist only) No No

Original CharactersEdit

Character appears in
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
Abyss Voice Actor: Kan Tokumaru (1st form) No No No Yes (Boss- 3 forms)
Amingo Voice Actor: Kan Tokumaru No No No Yes
Norimaro Voice Actor: Noritake Kinashi No Yes No No
Ruby Heart Voice Actor: Atsuko Tanaka No No No Yes

External Links Edit

Marvel vs. Capcom Series
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 Worlds · Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3

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