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->''[[EarWorm I wanna take you for a ride...]]''

It was the year 2000, and there wasn't really a justifiable reason to go to the arcades any more. But there was one exception, '''''Marvel vs. Capcom 2: New Age of Heroes''''', arguably the most popular game in the ''{{Capcom Vs|Whatever}}'' series.

The plot? [[ExcusePlot Oh, right. There is a plot.]] It's more or less the same story as last time: An evil wind is sweeping the land, causing a miasma that is killing all life. Ruby Heart, a dimension-traveling sky pirate, sets out to recruit Earth's greatest heroes to track down the root of the problem: Abyss, the "Armor of Erosion."

The final 2D entry in the ''[[VideoGame/MarvelVsCapcom Marvel vs. Capcom]]'' series, it sandwiches [[DreamMatchGame every playable character]] from ''[[VideoGame/XMenChildrenOfTheAtom X-Men: Children of the Atom]]'' all the way up to the original ''[[VideoGame/MarvelVsCapcomClashOfTheSuperheroes Marvel vs. Capcom]]''. The only absences are the vs. boss characters, the {{palette swap}}s, and most helpers from the previous game.

To make things easy for you, that is a whopping 56 individual characters, placing the game among those with the most numerous cast.

If that wasn't enough, the game bumped the teams up to ''three'' fighters per team, allowing you to select different sets of assist attacks and Double (and ''Triple'', of course) Supers. The game also allowed you to chain supers together for absurdly long and painful combos, or just safe, if costly, switching between characters.

Eventually, Capcom lost the Marvel license, and both companies would follow separate routes until 2008. After massive fan demand (and the success of ''[[CapcomSequelStagnation Super]] VideoGame/StreetFighterII [[UpdatedRerelease Turbo HD Remix]]''), ''[=MvC2=]'' was re-released for XboxLiveArcade and the [[PlayStationNetwork PlayStation Network]] with online play. This reignited the Marvel and Capcom relationship, and in 2010, the companies announced that the game would get a true sequel in the form of ''[[VideoGame/MarvelVsCapcom3 Marvel vs. Capcom 3]]''.

!Marvel
* Returning: [[Comicbook/GhostRider Blackheart]], ComicBook/CaptainAmerica, [[ComicBook/{{X-Men}} Colossus]], ComicBook/{{Cyclops}}, SelfDemonstrating/DoctorDoom, ComicBook/{{Gambit}},[[ComicBook/{{X-Men}} Iceman]], Comicbook/IncredibleHulk, ComicBook/IronMan, [[ComicBook/{{X-Men}} Juggernaut]], SelfDemonstrating/{{Magneto}}, [[ComicBook/{{X-Men}} Omega Red, Psylocke, Rogue, Sabretooth, Sentinel]], [[Comicbook/DoctorStrange Shuma-Gorath]], [[ComicBook/{{X-Men}} Silver Samurai]], Franchise/SpiderMan, [[ComicBook/{{X-Men}} Spiral]], {{Storm}}, {{Thanos}}, ComicBook/{{Venom}}, ComicBook/WarMachine, and {{Wolverine}}[[note]]Adamantium claws[[/note]].
* Newcomers: ComicBook/{{Cable}}, [[ComicBook/{{X-Men}} Marrow]], {{Wolverine}}[[note]]Bone claws[[/note]].
!Capcom
* Returning: [[VideoGame/StreetFighterII Akuma]], VideoGame/CaptainCommando, [[VideoGame/StreetFighterII Cammy]], [[VideoGame/StreetFighterAlpha Charlie]], [[VideoGame/StreetFighterII Chun-Li]], [[VideoGame/StreetFighterAlpha Dan]], [[VideoGame/StreetFighterII Dhalsim]], [[VideoGame/{{Cyberbots}} Jin Saotome]], [[VideoGame/StreetFighterI Ken]], [[VideoGame/StreetFighterII M. Bison]], VideoGame/MegaMan, [[VideoGame/{{Darkstalkers}} Morrigan]], [[VideoGame/MegaMan Roll]], [[VideoGame/StreetFighterI Ryu]], [[VideoGame/StreetFighterAlpha Sakura]], [[VideoGame/{{Strider}} Strider Hiryu]], and [[VideoGame/StreetFighterII Zangief]].
* Newcomers: [[VideoGame/{{Darkstalkers}} Anakaris, B.B. Hood, Felicia]], [[VideoGame/StreetFighterII Guile]], [[VideoGame/StarGladiator Hayato Kanzaki]], [[Franchise/ResidentEvil Jill Valentine]], [[VideoGame/MegaManLegends Servbot and Tron Bonne]].
![[OriginalGeneration Brand-new characters]] (representing the Capcom side):
* Amingo: A cactus man.
* [=SonSon=]: The granddaughter of the hero of a classic Capcom game of the same name (based off of ''Literature/JourneyToTheWest'')
* Ruby Heart: A PirateGirl who is (ostensibly) the main protagonist of the game.
* Abyss: The game's FinalBoss. A being whose awakening is spreading a wave that's killing off all life on land.
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!!Tropes:
* AmbidextrousSprite: Cable's bionic arm.
** Characters that wield weapons will swap arms when they turn around, such as Gambit and Sonson's staves, Silver Samurai and Strider Hiryu's swords, Cable's guns, Hayato's plasma blade and Captain America's shield.
* AnchorsAway: Ruby Heart can use a small anchor to either capture her opponent or reel them in and blast them with a cannon from point-blank range.
* AnimatedArmor: Abyss's first form.
* AscendedExtra:
** [[VideoGame/MegaMan Roll]] was a secret character in the first ''Marvel vs. Capcom'', and then made the jump to the main roster in this game.
** In ''Mega Man Legends'', the Servbots were Tron's assistants, but here, they made the jump towards the main roster along with their mistress.
** If we don't count both ''X-Men: Children of the Atom'' and ''VideoGame/MarvelSuperHeroes'', we have also Colossus, Iceman, Psylocke and Sentinel, whose only appearances in the crossover series were as {{assist character}}s in the previous game. Especially Sentinel, since in its [[Comicbook/{{X-Men}} source media]] it's not even the Master Mold, but one of a huge line of {{humongous mecha}}s.
%% Please don't add AscendedMeme here. It's already in the MvC3 Character sheet.
* AssistCharacter: Several, including VideoGame/MegaMan ([[CanineCompanion Rush]]), [[VideoGame/{{Cyberbots}} Jin]] ([[HumongousMecha Blodia]]), [[VideoGame/MegaManLegends Tron Bonne (Servbot)]], VideoGame/CaptainCommando (his Commando Team), [[Franchise/ResidentEvil Jill Valentine]] ([[EnemyMine zombies, crows, dogs and Tyrant]]) and [[ComicBook/{{X-Men}} Sabertooth (Birdie)]].
* AttackItsWeakPoint: The black sphere that serves as Abyss' core. It can only be attacked in the third form, though.
* AudibleSharpness: One of the ''many'' reasons VideoGame/{{Strider}} Hiryu became [[EnsembleDarkhorse so popular]]. [[MostWonderfulSound SCHWING!]]
* BadassAdorable: [[VideoGame/MegaMan Roll]], [[VideoGame/MegaManLegends Servbot]], [[VideoGame/{{Darkstalkers}} BB Hood and Felicia.]]
* BadassArmFold: SelfDemonstrating/DoctorDoom has this as his IdleAnimation. While it [[RuleOfCool looks cool]], it's not exactly the most practical position to have your arms in while fighting. Of course, it's ''Doom'' we're talking about.
** Blackheart has one of these, most visible in its Hyper Combos. Shuma-Gorath has a Badass Tentaclefold.
** M. Bison also gets in on the fun during his Knee Press Nightmare Hyper Combo and his TeleportSpam.
* BadassBiker: Hayato, of ''Star Gladiator'' fame, whose intro consists of him jumping off of his [[CoolBike tricked-out ride]] and activating his [[YouWannaGetSued plasma]] [[LaserBlade blade]] with a {{kiai}}.
* BadassNormal: ComicBook/CaptainAmerica, ComicBook/IronMan, and Comicbook/WarMachine on the Marvel side, and Zangief, Strider Hiryu, Jin Saotome, Hayato Kanzaki, VideoGame/CaptainCommando, Jill Valentine, and Tron Bonne on the Capcom side. With the exception of Zangief, all of them use {{powered armor}}s, humongous mechas and/or weapons, anyway.
* BareYourMidriff: Marrow. Felicia even more.
* {{BFG}}: Iron Man's/War Machine's '''PROTON CANNON!''', [[VideoGame/{{Darkstalkers}} Morrigan's]] '''SOUL ERASER!'''. B.B. Hood's goons guns in '''Cool Hunting''' and Cable's '''HYPER VIPER BEAM'''.
* BeamSpam: Abyss's second form. '''SO ''FREAKING'' MUCH'''.
--> ''"[[MostAnnoyingSound Hahaha!!]]"''
* BewareTheCuteOnes: See BadassAdorable.
* BigBad: [[spoiler:Abyss]].
* BigEater: [=SonSon=], who can turn her opponents into fruit [[ImAHumanitarian and eat them]].
* BlobMonster: Abyss is revealed to be a massive being of liquid/goo in his 2nd form, and apparently switches to red goo ([[BloodyMurder blood?]]) in his 3rd form.
* BlowYouAway: Storm uses wind attacks as a few of her specials, and combines it with AnIcePerson for one of her Supers.
* BodyHorror: It might be kind of hard to spot, but in his third form Abyss' face will occasionally melt and be replaced by another identical from within its body.
* ABoyAndHisX: VideoGame/MegaMan and Rush.
* BreakingTheFourthWall: One of Marrow's [[VictoryPose winposes]] is her looking at the "camera" and throwing a bone, literally breaking the fourth wall.
* CallingYourAttacks: You'd expect this with the [[FightingGame fighting game]] characters, naturally. But it even extends to the Marvel {{superhero}}es, among others.
** '''''[[Comicbook/{{Cyclops}} BEHOLD! OPTIC BLAST!]]'''''
** '''''[[ComicBook/CaptainAmerica FINAL JUSTICE!]]'''''
** '''''[[Comicbook/{{Cable}} HYPER... VIPER BEAM!]]'''''
** '''''[[VideoGame/MegaMan8 TORUNADO HOLDO!]]'''''
** '''''[[ComicBook/IncredibleHulk GAMMA CRUSH!]]'''''
** '''''[[VideoGame/CaptainCommando CAPTAIN]] [[strike:COLLIDER]] CORRIDOR!'''''
** '''''[[Franchise/SpiderMan WEB SWING!]]'''''
** '''''OMEGA [[strike:DESTROYER]] DESTVOYAIR!'''''
* CharacterRosterGlobalWarming: 56 playable characters and only six (Zangief, Anakaris, Colossus, Sentinel, Hulk, Juggernaut) are of the slow-and-strong type.
* CombatTentacles: The only plausible explanation as to how Shuma-Gorath made the cut over his antagonist, Doctor Strange.
** Also, Omega Red.
* CombinationAttack: Double and Triple Supers.
* CompositeCharacter: Zangief and Sakura may qualify, since they have the ability to transform into Mecha Zangief and Dark Sakura during battle, who were technically separate characters in ''Marvel Super Heroes vs. Street Fighter''.
* CoolShip[=/=]CoolAirship: Ruby Heart, being a trans-dimensional, world-traveling {{pirate}}, is in possession of one. It also is the cast's main form of transportation, one of the fighting stages of the game ''and'' one of her Super Combos.
* CoolVersusAwesome: The whole reason the game exists.
* DamnYouMuscleMemory: Two assist buttons are added, but both medium attack buttons have been dropped. Some medium attacks have been retained as launching command attacks, while others can only be done by pressing a weak attack button twice within close range.
* DeathFromAbove:
** Blackheart's Armageddon summons a meteor storm to the battlefield.
** The Hulk [[InASingleBound jumps into space]], and essentially pulls a passing meteor from space to drop it on his opponent.
** War Machine's ''War Destroyer'' Hyper sends a shower of missiles down his opponent. ''Smart Bombs'' also do, except in a less powerful way.
** Abyss's first form has a shower of energy spears as a Super.
* DesperationAttack: If Jin Saotome is left as the last man standing on his team, he'll start glowing gold (default color scheme) and will gain a strength boost plus Super Armor (needs two hits to enter the stun animation).
* DidYouJustPunchOutCthulhu: Almost literally, with [[EldritchAbomination Shuma-Gorath]].
* DishingOutDirt: Felicia's Sand Splash attack.
* DivergentCharacterEvolution: War Machine in ''[=MvC=]'' was exactly like Iron Man in the earlier games. In ''[=MvC=]2'', he gets Gold War Machine's special moves, replacing Iron Man's beam attacks with guns and missiles (which is closer to how he's portrayed in the comics).
* DramaticWind: Gambit's cloak billows constantly, as does Jin's scarf. Also in one of Ryu's win poses.
* DreamMatchGame: For the entire ''Marvel vs. Capcom'' series, including the Marvel-only ''X-Men: Children of the Atom'' and ''Marvel Super Heroes''.
* DynamicEntry: Most of the tag-ins.
* EnemyMine: Jill Valentine is "aided" by zombies in battle.
* EnemySummoner: Blackheart's strong attacks summon minor demons which cling onto the opponent to slow him/her down.
* EverythingsBetterWithSpinning: Zangief, Cammy, Jin Saotome.
** HurricaneKick: [[TropeNamer Ryu, Ken, Akuma]], Sakura and Chun-li.
** ThisIsADrill: One of VideoGame/MegaMan's specials has Rush becoming a DrillTank controllable by the player. [[VideoGame/MegaManLegends Tron Bonne's]] Gustaff also comes equipped with a drill. Also [[VideoGame/{{Cyberbots}} Jin]] second kick attacks.
* ExcusePlot: Well there isn't really one, but the ending suggests that Ruby called everyone together to fight Abyss.
* FireIceLightning: Silver Samurai can switch between the three elements, having special effects and one unique Super for each.
* FlashStep: [[VideoGame/{{Strider}} Strider Hiryu]] makes use of this in several of his techniques. Also Akuma and Dark/Sunburned Sakura's Ashura Senkuu.
* {{Flight}}: ComicBook/IronMan, War Machine, Magneto, Storm, [[GameBreaker Sentinel]], Dhalsim and M.Bison all have a special move that allows them to fly for a limited time.
* FragileSpeedster: [[VideoGame/{{Strider}} Strider Hiryu]] is the best example, having a very low health/defense stat in exchange for great speed.
* FrickinLaserBeams: Cyclops is the most notable, although Doctor Doom deserves a good shout too.
* GameMod: Before the XboxLiveArcade version was announced, fans were making custom Dreamcast [=ISOs=] with custom soundtracks, (due to its heavy SoundtrackDissonance) and custom colors.
* GeniusBruiser: The Hulk, where he's in the guise of the Merged Hulk/Professor persona. (remember, The Green Scar from ''PlanetHulk'' and ''WorldWarHulk'' had yet to be created at the time)
* GettingCrapPastTheRadar: Roll's Lv1 Super turns her into a ''Anime/MazingerZ'''s expy where she fires lots of different ammo... including [[TorpedoTits round missles from her chest]].
* GlassCannon: A few, considering there are LoadsAndLoadsOfCharacters, but taken UpToEleven with the team Strider/Doctor Doom/Sentinel, known as "Team Clockwork" after the player who pioneered it. Strider is not only a GlassCannon himself, but if he or Doom dies, the team often falls apart. Notice in [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lpr5yF25AGo the first match in this video]] where Clockwork is holding a nice lead and momentum until Strider dies, and then it falls apart.
* GoryDiscretionShot: ImpliedTrope. One of Jin Saotome's victory poses has him draw his [[KatanasAreJustBetter katana]] and look at it proudly, before leaping over the enemy with a violent shout and his sword ready to strike - at which point it cuts to the scores screen.
* GratuitousFrench: Ruby Heart, although it's hard to tell.
* HenshinHero: VideoGame/CaptainCommando is one according to his intro.
--> ''"Henshin, Commando!"''
* HotBlooded: Jin Saotome, ''oh'' so very much.
* HumongousMecha: Sentinel. For non-playable mecha, we've got Jin's Blodia, who is used in some of his attacks.
* IAmLegion:
--> '''Venom:''' ''"We are Venom!"''
* AnIcePerson: Iceman.
** Also Storm in some of her attacks, and Silver Samurai while in Ice Sword mode.
* ImprobableWeaponUser: Servbot. He uses things like ''potato peelers'', for crying out loud.
* InstantRunes: Blink and you'll miss 'em, but they're there in Blackheart's Inferno attack.
* JokeCharacter: Dan (natch), Roll, and Servbot.
** LethalJokeCharacter: Because the Servbot is so ridiculously small, if you mix it with some good assists you'd be surprised at the results.
* KamehameHadoken: The second part of the trope's name comes from the version of the Shinkuu Hadouken, which is the best known of many, many, ''many'' instances.
* KatanasAreJustBetter: Several characters either have the real deal (i.e. Jin Saotome in one of his {{Victory Pose}}s, Silver Samurai, etc.) or a slight variation of it.
* KickChick: Chun-Li and Cammy.
* KissOfDeath: Morrigan's Eternal Slumber secret move. Also, Rogue's Power Drain, and her Hyper ends with one of these.
* LaserBlade: Strider Hiryu's Cypher, Hayato's plasma sword. The former leans more toward HotBlade.
* LegacyCharacter: [=SonSon=] is the granddaughter of [=SonSon=], the eponymous protagonist of an early Capcom game of the same name, which was based off the ''Journey to the West'' story.
* LifeDrain: Omega Red's specialty. Also Shuma-Gorath's throw and Thanos' Gauntlet Soul hyper.
* LightningBruiser: Sentinel, especially when flying.
* LoadsAndLoadsOfCharacters: The game included pretty much every playable Marvel and Capcom character inside of Capcom's Marvel games that was featured in the series up to that point, to a grand total of 56 (counting both of Wolvie's forms, and not counting the boss).
* LongRangeFighter: Several, but the best example is Blackheart. Even his punches and kicks summon projectiles.
* LostForever: Capcom completely removed the PSN and Xbox Live versions of this game on December 17th, 2013, which means that if you didn't buy the game when you had the chance ''(or have a friend that you can download it from,)'' it's this.
* MacrossMissileMassacre: War Machine's Proton Cannon and War Destroyer.
* MadeOfIron: Colossus and (Mecha) Zangief for the ''literal'' example. Both even have [[NoSell Super Armor]] (Colossus as a Super move).
* MakingASplash: Ruby Heart can create pillars of water for an attack.
* MegatonPunch: Jin's entire fighting style, especially the Blodia Punch, which is a MegatonPunch by a HumongousMecha.
%% Please don't add MemeticMutation here. It's already in the YMMV tab.
* MiniMecha: [[VideoGame/MegaManLegends Tron Bonne]] rides one to fight.
* MoreDakka:
** [[VideoGame/{{Darkstalkers}} B.B. Hood]]'s special has her summoning her two mercenaries and firing at will
** VideoGame/MegaMan's and Roll's Lv1 super has them becoming Anime/MazingerZ's expies firing many types of projectiles at will.
* MovesetClone: All 5 types: Ryu, Ken, Sakura, [[GameBreaker Akuma]] and [[JokeCharacter Dan]], all of them {{Shotoclone}}s. And for examples not involving those two street fighters, there're [[WolverinePublicity two Wolverines]] (Adamantium and [[DorkAge Bone]] claws); Iron Man and War Machine; VideoGame/MegaMan and Roll; and Guile and Charlie
* NoblewomansLaugh: Tron Bonne as a taunt.
* NonStandardGameOver: If you lose to Abyss' third form it is indicated that he eats your characters.
* OriginalGeneration: Amingo, Ruby Heart and Abyss.
* PirateGirl: Ruby Heart. To a much lesser extent, [[VideoGame/MegaManLegends Tron Bonne]].
* PlayingWithFire: Blackheart, Silver Samurai (Fire Sword Mode), Captain Commando (along [[ShockAndAwe electric attacks]]), Dhalsim, Ken, Jin and Zangief (in his [[SuperMode Mecha form]]) among others.
** Cammy and Bison use a Psycho Power-fueled variation.
* PoweredArmor: ComicBook/IronMan (natch), War Machine, VideoGame/CaptainCommando and Abyss.
* PowerCreepPowerSeep:
** How the (mostly) BadassNormal characters from the ''Street Fighter''-verse can last more than five seconds against powerhouses like Magneto.
** Seeing how a fairly obscure character like Marrow can beat A-listers like Magneto, or Wolverine, makes the game even more fun to play.
** Heck, even a circuit-and-metal Servbot can beat Magneto, a Sentinel or the Juggernaut ([[MyWayEntertainment bitch]])!!!
** The fact that any of these characters can go toe-to-toe with Shuma-Gorath, the resident EldritchAbomination, is proof enough.
** Somewhat averted in competitive matches, as the top ranked characters are all big-name Marvel characters (except Sentinel and Psylocke) with a few exceptions (Strider and Captain Commando).
** The health tiers don't always make much sense. Akuma has the same health as the little girl JokeCharacter. Similarly Wolverine, a mutant with an accelerated HealingFactor and metal-laced skeleton takes more damage per hit than Jill Valentine.
* RedEyesTakeWarning: Blackheart, Thanos, Akuma, Sentinel. Good guy example: Gambit.
* RocketPunch: Sentinel. It even says those two words.
* RubberMan: Dhalsim and Spiral.
* RuleOfFunny: [=SonSon=] crushes a watermelon on an enemy's head then eats it.
* SeriousBusiness: This game holds the record for the biggest money match in fighting game history ($50,000).
* ShesGotLegs: Felicia, Cammy, and Psylocke are prominent in this regard. Bonus points for them having their asses showing.
* ShockAndAwe: Storm's primary form of offense. Many other characters have at least one shock/stun move.
** Captain Commando's power gloves use both electricity and [[PlayingWithFire fire]] as attacks.
* {{Shotoclone}}: Aside from the 5 examples of Ryu and Ken above, Spider-Man, ComicBook/CaptainAmerica, Morrigan, and Cyclops.
* ShoutOut: Check [[ShoutOut/CapcomVsWhatever the page]].
* SmallGirlBigGun: Jill uses a rocket launcher so big that despite being a badass extrodanaire [[LawOfInverseRecoil the recoil knocks her over]].
* SNKBoss: Abyss, if you use a melee-only team.
** Just to clarify, Abyss' first form isn't hard to take down melee, but the second form pretty much requires liberal projectile usage. The third can be taken down in either fashion, but leans towards aerial attacks.
* SoundtrackDissonance: The infamous original soundtrack, consisting of jazzy music. The entry on that page likens the dissonance to using zydeco music in ''Silent Hill''.
-->''Gonna take you for a riiiide!''
* SpritePolygonMix: The game has sprite-based characters and 3D backgrounds.
* {{Stripperific}}: In the ladies' side, we have Psylocke, Cammy, Felicia, and Morrigan. [[{{Vaporwear}} The latter two technically don't even wear clothes.]] And in the men's side, Hulk, Zangief, Dhalsim and, if one is feeling crazy, Colossus.
* SuperMode: [[SuperStrength ''Mecha'' Zangief]] and [[SuperpoweredEvilSide ''Dark'' Sakura]], which were {{secret character}}s in previous games, are now Lv.3 Super Forms accessible to them.
* SuperpoweredEvilSide: One technique has [[StarGladiator Hayato]] turning into Black Hayato.
* SuspiciouslySimilarSubstitute: War Machine was included in the original ''Marvel vs. Capcom'' when they couldn't use Iron Man due to licensing issues. Both were included in this game, leading to DivergentCharacterEvolution.
* TagTeam
* ThereIsNoKillLikeOverkill:
--> '''''"HYPER COMBO FINISH!"'''''
* ThirdOptionAdaptation: Ruby Heart was created as a mediator between the Capcom and Marvel sides, acting as a neutral protagonist.
* TransformingMecha: Rush Drill and Beat Plane. Both controllable by the player.
* UnexpectedCharacter: Shuma-Gorath, Jin and Marrow.
* UpdatedRerelease: Technically the 2009 port could count as this with its additions of online play, fixed glitches, custom soundtracks and sprite filters. No more, no less.
* VFormationTeamShot: Captain Commando and his team does this after his Captain Storm super move.
* VictoryFakeout: Happens ''twice'' with Abyss. Each time you defeat its first two forms, the usual YOU WIN! message appears, and your onscreen character even does his victory pose. Sadly, your health is not restored.
* {{Voluntary Shapeshift|ing}}er: Amingo and Venom make extensive use of this in their movelist. Then there's Shuma-Gorath (who can change shapes into mouths, spikes or even stone), Spiral (has one Super in which she turns into everyone on Marvel's side of the cast), Morrigan (can shape her batwings into several forms), Felicia (can turn into a small kitten) and Anakaris (can shape into various pyramid-shaped forms)
* WaveMotionGun: Iron Man's '''PROTON CANNON''', Cable's '''HYPER VIPER BEAM''' and Morrigan's '''SOUL ERASER'''
** While not technically guns, Ryu's [[KamehameHadoken Shinku Hadoken]] and Cyclops's [[RedEyesTakeWarning Hyper Optic Blast]] arguably count.
* AWinnerIsYou: Unlike the first game, there's no separate endings for the characters. You get a little uncolored slideshow of the characters mingling on Ruby's ship after the Abyss battle and that's pretty much it.
* WolverineClaws: Wolverine, d'oh.
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-->'''''"[[MemeticMutation IT'S MAHVEL BAYBEE!]]"'''''
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