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Mech-Zangief is an even slower version of Zangief who can't block. To compensate, he takes reduced damage from everything excluding beam-style attacks. He also cannot be knocked down, taking only a slight slowdown when hit by almost anything, and he can use a Yoga Blast-like attack, the Siberian Breath.
Marvel vs. Capcom seriesEdit
In addition to his debut appearance, Marvel vs. Capcom: Clash of Super Heroes brought the regular Zangief back in and gave him the ability to transform into Mech-Zangief, allowing him to stand a chance against much more speedy characters. He keeps this ability in the sequel.
SNK vs. Capcom seriesEdit
In SNK vs. Capcom: Card Fighters DS, a Mech-Zangief (named "Metal Zangief" in the US version) card is present. Its description says that Zangief was given a metal body by Shadaloo, and now he's able to swig vodka and spit it out as a fire breath, and can't defend himself. Zangief regrets his new condition, and hopes to get back to normal.
Street Fighter IV seriesEdit
Mech-Zangief appears again in Super Street Fighter IV as an alternate costume for Zangief.
Main article: Mech-Zangief/Sprites
|Marvel vs. Capcom Characters|
|X-Men vs. Street Fighter|| Akuma · Cammy · Charlie · Chun-Li · Dhalsim|
Ken · M. Bison · Ryu · Zangief
|Marvel Super Heroes vs. Street Fighter|| Cyber-Akuma · Dan · Dark Sakura|
Mech-Zangief · Sakura · Shadow
|Clash of Super Heroes||Shadow Lady|
|New Age of Heroes||Guile|
|Fate of Two Worlds||C. Viper · Haggar|