Ruby (ルビィ?) is a character adapted from Ruby Heart (ルビィ・ハート?), an original character who appeared in Marvel vs. Capcom 2: New Age of Heroes.. She was first revealed in the Street Fighter V character guide.
Ruby is the youngest child in a family of fishermen which include her older brothers Momotaru, Bows. and Beard. A strong-willed lady, she is the most stable and firm person in the entire family. She always makes clear what she wants and always enjoyed her father's travels tales when he was a pirate. While working at her mother's bar she started constructing her own ship to sail the seas. Her ship's name is Pare-Tonn're (パートナー Pātonā?, mistranslation of "Paratonnere", which is French for "lightning rod", has also been translated as "Partenaire", French for "partner").
Ruby Heart is as a mysterious French-speaking pirate who prefers heroic actions and generally sides with the "good guys", in contrast to many other pirates. Ruby sails with her crew in her very own flying ship that she can use to aid her in combat. Outside her ship, Ruby is an experienced hand-to-hand fighter and employs weapons such as her signature anchor and sabres, or tricks like a haunted chest with a hostile ghost within and a magic book.
When something begins to kill off life on Earth, Ruby and her crew begins to investigate it, linking the destruction with the evil Abyss, the ancient Armor of Erosion. Unable to defeat Abyss alone, Ruby assembles the strongest heroes from the Marvel and Capcom universes. The assembled army of heroes track down Abyss and discover its power source; a black sphere in its center. After Abyss is defeated, the sphere was cracked and drained of power. Hoping to sell the sphere for profit, Ruby stared into the destroyed orb. Dismayed at it's current worthlessness, she cast it into the sea.
In September 2016, Ruby was added to the Street Fighter V character guide. According to the director Takayuki Nagayama, she's not intended to be Ruby Heart, but a different character similar to her.
Ruby Heart can be seen in one of the backgrounds for Super Puzzle Fighter II Turbo.
Ruby Heart was to appear in the 2014 Capcom social game Dai Koukai Frontier as one of the main characters before being delayed indefinitely.
Ruby Heart makes a small cameo in Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 in the Days of Future Past stage on the giant wanted poster with an Apprehended bar over her mugshot.
- According to Yoshinori Ono and Seth Killian, Ruby Heart was originally a rejected character from the Darkstalkers series.
Main article: Ruby/Gallery