Blog - Editorial
Written by Jayce Diaz Monday, February 14 2011 16:21
Tomorrow, the world will get their grubby little hands on the highly anticipated Marvel Vs. Capcom 3. The wait for some of us out there is unbearable. For others, they're still holding back tears from finding out Mega Man got cut from the roster.
Speaking of rosters, last week I gathered a list of characters that I felt should have been included in MVC3. Join me now as I finish the list, offering in total my 20 characters who should have been in the game. As before, I won't be including characters who've appeared in MVC2.
Without further adieu, here is "Characters that should have been in Marvel Vs. Capcom 3 - Part Two!"
Marvel Character #1 - Red Skull
Captain America has run virtually unopposed in the MVC series so far, facing villains from every franchise but his own. The evil Red Skull would put an end to this. I imagine he would play a little like Cable mixed with King of Fighters character Heidern; and unexpected quickness to he arsenal of weaponry. I imagine any references to Nazi Germany would be removed, though.
Capcom Character #1 - Poison
Everyone's favorite transgender gang member has had cameo roles in nearly every Capcom fighting series short of Rival Schools and Powerstone. I think it's high time we see him/her in action. Poison would probably use a whip or something as a weapon, giving her a potential library of unique attacks against her opponents. Super attacks and specials would call in Hugo for an assist. So long as she doesn't flash her mishandled package, we'd be all good.
Marvel Character #2 - Mr. Sinister
This character had been a thorn in the X-Men's side all the way until his untimely death during the "Endangered Species" story arc. He's one of the few villains who remained purely evil throughout his existence. His telekinetic abilities allow him to launch powerful projectiles and foes, and his incredible intelligence would allow for some interesting weaponry.
Capcom Character #2 - Doctrine Dark
Doctrine Dark stems from the ill-fated Street Fighter EX series, Capcom's first attempt at bringing the franchise into the 3D fighting world. He is a deranged ex-soldier bent on killing Guile, whom he holds responsible for the death of his comrades. Dark plays a bit like a Mortal Kombat character, in that he uses attacks and maneuvers that allow for "free hits" on his opponents. He uses blades, electrical wires, and even explosives to render his victims helpless.
Marvel Character #3 - Jubilee
Jubilee is the shining gem out of the relative lump of coal that was "Generation X". A kind of new-age Dazzler, Jubilee has the ability to shoot vibrant exploding plasma blasts from her fingers. An experienced gymnast, Jubilee could be as fast as characters like Spider Man or X-23. Since she's now a vampire, they could go all Dark Phoenix on her and have her turn when her health gets too low.
Capcom Character #3 - Juri
A stark contrast to Jubilee's innocence is Juri, the Korean Taekwondo master is a bloodthirsty villain who will stop at nothing to get what she wants. She enjoys tearing apart her prey and has gained immense power and strength in her violent journey. Juri is one of the better original characters to come out of Super Street Fighter IV, and would make a strong addition to the cast of villains already in MVC3.
Marvel Character #4 - Domino
There aren't too many gun-wielding female mercenaries in the Marvel universe that would fit this game, but Domino is nearly perfect. She's been trained by the government to become the perfect weapon, and she is incredibly agile. She has a past with Cable and has had several run-ins with the likes of Deadpool, making her a well-known addition to the game.
Capcom Character #4 - P.N. 03
This oft-forgotten Capcom star who danced her way into mediocrity with her bizarre (yet entertaining) Gamecube title. P.N.03 (aka Vanessa Schneider) is a slick fighter who can shoot blasts of energy from her hands and uses rocket propelled suits to glide about. She'd be like a faster, sexier Iron Man.
Marvel character #5 - Banshee
Banshee would provide an interesting addition to the MVC Roster. He has the ability to scream sonic waves so intense that they actually cause damage to those he attacks with them. He can also fly, and is a decent fighter to boot. He could be like Sindel from Mortal Kombat, only without the "aging groupie" look or unusual hair attacks.
Capcom Character #5 - Blanka
Capcom apparently hates Blanka. The poor guy hasn't been in any of the MVC games, short of an appearance as a character in the background huddling over a campfire. Currently, I haven't seen a single charge-type character in MVC3 which would make Blanka a great fit to diversify the fighting styles a bit.
Of course, there are plenty of other characters that would be great for this series. On Capcom's side alone, I haven't even mentioned franchises like Darkstalkers, Powerstone, Rival Schools, or Dead Rising. However, with less than 24 hours until launch, the need to speculate is over.
Then again, there's always DLC characters. Have your own dream list of characters? Share them below!