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Not to be confused with the character Shadowgeist.

Shadow (シャドウ Shadō?) is a playable character in the Marvel vs. Capcom games. He is Charlie Nash infused with Psycho Power and machine technology after being captured by Shadaloo and brainwashed.


Shadow is a warrior remodeled by Shadaloo. He brings down his opponents using M. Bison's Psycho Power mixed with the latest technology. By continuing to fight, memories of his past start to resurface little by little before ultimately defecting Shadaloo. He's burdened with a Psycho Battery that gives him only 48 hours of autonomy.[1]


The Marvel vs. Capcom series provided a twist on Charlie's fate. In his ending for X-Men vs. Street Fighter, Charlie is captured by M. Bison, who performs terrible experiments on him. Charlie's fate would be left up in the air until Marvel Super Heroes vs. Street Fighter, where a secret character by the name of Shadow appeared.

Shadow is a palette swap of Charlie, with nearly his entire body blacked out, and a white eye shining behind his glasses. His moveset is mostly unchanged, but his attacks would set his opponent alight with blue Psycho Power flames. His Hyper Combos also had a brief pause where his eye would gleam before the move was pulled off; this made him somewhat unpopular, as the gleam could give an opponent enough time to block or avoid the attack.

Shadow would later appear in Marvel vs. Capcom: Clash of Super Heroes as a secret helper character. However, the normal Charlie would appear in Marvel vs. Capcom 2: New Age of Heroes.

Although not used by Shadow in any game, he also has a move called Shadow Assault that appears to be derived from Tragedy Assault.[1]

Charlie's appearance in Street Fighter V hints at him having suffered a similar fate to what led him to become Shadow in the crossovers' parallel canon, as seen by his darker behavior, techniques and even powers.

Other appearances Edit

Street Fighter - Round One: Fight!Edit

In the UDON comic Street Fighter - Round One: Fight!, Charlie has been captured by Shadaloo and brainwashed into Agent Shadow, whom M. Bison sends to observe Vega's investigation, and then other missions, including killing former allies, as shown in Street Fighter V: The Life and Death(s) of Charlie Nash. At one point he is ordered to eliminate Guile and Chun-Li. Bison's plan backfires, however, when Charlie eventually breaks free of the brainwashing and instead sacrifices himself to protect Guile and Chun-Li by collapsing a cliff upon which both he and Bison are standing.



Shadow mvc-1P Shadow-attack-combo


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