Characters: Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3
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(I'll take you on.)
Voiced by: N/A
Home Series: Ghosts N Goblins
Firebrand is a type of gargoyle known as a Red Arremer. He will stand up to any threat posed to his home, the Demon Village, without any fear. Firebrand is considered to be an elite warrior among the Red Arremers, gaining him hero status among his peers.
In-game he can be best described as "Wolverine... WITH FLIGHT
!" His style focuses on overwhelming speed, cross-ups, and all manner of tomfoolery to annoy his opponents.
- A Hero To His Hometown: Considering his neighbors are a bunch of blood thirsty demons, he's a villain to everyone else, including bloodthirsty demons not considered his neighbors.
- Ascended Extra: Only counting the Marvel series, he first appeared only as a cameo in Dormammu's story ending and a Generic Red Arremer appeared in the background of the Demon Village stage in the original MvC3.
- Atop A Mountain Of Skulls: His intro.
- Assist Character: Summoning another Red Arremer is his level 3 super.
- Big Red Devil: Though he's slightly small.
- Doppelgänger Attack: His Level 3 hyper.
- Diving Kick: The H version of the Demon Missile is a variation of this.
- Fragile Speedster: He doesn't have that big of a damage output, and his Level 3 hyper isn't a direct attack unlike most others. His health is also 850K, among the lowest in the game. However he's very maneuverable, and one of his hypers increases his speed further.
- I Love the Smell of X in the Morning
(One of his winquotes) Ku ku kuuu. ("I love the smell of burning meat in the morning.")
- King Mook: Firebrand is not to be confused to be with lesser Red Arremers.
- Lotus Position: When crouching.
- Our Gargoyles Rock: His super mode kind of looks like rock and he is listed as a gargoyle.
- Mythology Upgrade: Gargoyles were known for channeling water while warding off demons and other evil spirits. This gargoyle breathes fire and is a demon. He still does defend his own land when not making war on others.
- Playing with Fire
- Shoulders of Doom / Spikes of Villainy: His DLC costume◊ gives him some.
- Super Mode: His Luminous Body hyper, where he takes on a whitish-silver hue, it gives his specials new properties, as well as enhancing movement speed.
- The Rival: To Arthur.
Firebrand: This could be fun.
Arthur: Ah! A tricky devil has arrived!
- The Unintelligible
- Winged Humanoid
- Wipe The Floor With You: His Bon Voyage special where he drags his victim along the ground until he meets the wall.
What do you mean I don't belong here? I've covered wars, y'know!
Home Series: Dead Rising
Though he's armed only with his strength, if there's a scoop to be had, he's got the courage to take anyone on. His willingness to dive head-first into any dangerous situation has saved his life as many times as it has put him in mortal peril.
While he doesn't have a specific weapon, he can utilize objects in his surroundings, such as golf clubs, benches, bicycles — basically, whatever he can get his hands on. He uses a "level up" system, enhanced by drinking beer and taking photos, that make him more powerful and change the weapons he uses.
He's the only character in the game who has 2 intro animations: one where he kicks a zombie off him, and another (character-specific) where he takes some pictures of his opponent (this indicates that Frank has some special quotes for said opponent).
- Ascended Meme: The official site for UMvC3 (as well as his bio in the game) references the "I've covered wars, y'know" meme.
- Frank also uses the phrase for one of his win quotes.
What do you mean, I don't belong here? I've covered wars, y'know!
- Other characters poke fun at this line.
Captain America: I hear you've covered wars. Too bad you've never fought in one.
Zero: You may have covered wars, but you're still a civilian!
- Also one of the titles you unlock by using him 30 times.
- Badass Normal
- Blinding Camera Flash: Used as a stunner.
- Call Back: His DLC costume is a reference to his many Mega Man-based outfits he can unlock within the Dead Rising series.
- The Cameo: One of Frank's alternate costumes resembles Chuck Greene.
- Camera Fiend: As an approach to combat.
- Did You Just Punch Out Cthulhu?: Frank's reaction if he defeats the Hulk can be summed up as this.
Hulk, I... I gotta go.
- Difficult but Awesome: Proper use of Frank West involves learning how to quickly powerlevel him to level 4-5.
- Dummied Out: He was actually supposed to be in the vanilla version (even having a silhouette of a possible character portrait), but was removed due to time constraints during development. All that remains of him in vanilla is some unused data in the disc (along with Doctor Octopus, who wasn't brought back for Ultimate).
- Early-Bird Cameo: Intro movie #2 in the original MvC3 has a shadowy silhouette with Chun-Li in a helicopter which was brought down by Doctor Doom. This shadowy person was confirmed to be him.
- Enemy Mine: Some of his attacks involve throwing incoming zombies at the opponent. He even fends off a zombie that's about to eat him in one of them (proceeding to hurl it at the opponent).
- Evolving Attack/Magikarp Power: Frank starts at level 1 and with a limited moveset. However, he can level up by raking up Experience Points (each successful hit with his camera will give him 1 experience point, and using it on a combo will give him as much experience as times he has hit the opponent in that combo), giving him access to new moves and weapons.
- Fighting Clown
- Grievous Harm with a Body: He incorporates zombies in 2 of his specials.
- Human Hammer Throw: His Hammer Throw move has him grabbing a zombie and spinning it multiple times by the legs, bashing the opponent in the process. Also done as a part of his Funny Face Crusher hyper.
- Hyperspace Arsenal: Golf clubs, baseball bats, sledgehammers, chainsaws, pies, Paddlesaws, spike-and-chainsaw reinforced shopping carts, etc. Oh, and he also discards any item he uses to attack outside of his camera, meaning that he has infinite supply of all those items.
- Improbable Weapon User: His specialty.
- Intrepid Reporter
(One of his winquotes) I'll take my victory as a form of consent. When you wake up, it's interview time, buddy!
(One of his winquotes) Someone needs to get the truth to the people. I'll do whatever it takes to survive for that purpose.
(One of his winquotes) A real journalist isn't afraid to go in deep in order to get his story!
- Jack of All Stats: Only average mobility, decent damage output, and average health. However see Magikarp Power above.
- Mix-and-Match Weapon: Paddlesaws, spiked baseball bats, and a whole bunch of other awesome junk, courtesy of Dead Rising 2.
- Muggle: Not as big an example as Phoenix Wright, however.
- Oh, Crap: In his victory animation, Frank tries to walk to the left of the screen, only to promptly run in the other direction from a horde of zombies.
- Post-Mortem One-Liner: To Strider Hiryu.
Ninjas are good people in my book — the book of people's asses I've kicked!
- Power Glows: When level 5, he gets a blue aura around him.
- The Rival: Shown most obviously towards Spider-Man. However, it's not clear whether or not he's rivals with Spidey himself, or Peter Parker. It's implied that he's not aware Spider-Man and Peter Parker are the same person.
I'll show that Parker kid who's the better photographer!
- Shopping Cart Antics
- Slide Attack
- Suspiciously Similar Substitute: Of sorts. Frank plays a lot like Jill did in MvC2, except with Improvised Weapons instead of actual firearms.
- Throw The Mook At Them: His Zombie toss is about as close as one can get to a mook standing at the same height as the thrower.
- Took a Level in Badass: It's a gameplay mechanic for him.
- Trash Talk
(One of his winquotes) Hey, when you've faced the undead, psychopaths, and the military, stuff like this is a walk in the park.
- Wrestler in All of Us: Just the same as it is in Tatsunoko vs. Capcom, one of his hypers involves sticking a Servbot helmet on his opponent, sending them flying with an airplane spin, and crashing them into the ground with a running bulldog. Most of his throws involve performing a suplex and he still retains his judo throwing skills.
Voiced by: N/A
Home Series: Resident Evil
A tyrant-type B.O.W. (officially T-02) tasked with eliminating S.T.A.R.S. and anyone connected to them. Retaining a fair amount of intelligence due to the Nemesis parasite, he is able to effectively carry around a rocket launcher.
Nemesis is all about overwhelming the opponent with brute force, utilizing super armor, large hitboxes, and command grabs to keep up pressure.
- Alien Blood
- Ascended Extra: From appearing in the Hulk's ending to being a playable character.
- BFG: He carries his bazooka with him at all times, only ever letting go of it in his win pose and when he loses by time-up.
- Body Horror: Just look at him. He has stitched-on flesh over his right eye, he has no nose or lips, and it looks like he's wearing his intestines as a scarf. Not to mention the fact that he's covered in tentacles.
- His level 3 Hyper combo has him transform into his mutated state, taking this trope Up to Eleven.
- Some of the fighters seem to call him out on this, especially on his face.
Hulk (when tagging in Nemesis): Ugly Face!
X-23: I was gonna carve up your face, but it looks like someone beat me to it.
Hsien-Ko: Whoa... Man, your face is scary!
Rocket Raccoon: (during victory pose): Man, you ugly.
Deadpool (win quote): Brother, you ugly. But not just ugly, like BIBLICAL ugly. Like "you could model for death threats" ugly.
- Camera Abuse: The Resident Evil baddies seem to love doing this. Nemesis skewers the cameraman on one of his tentacles in his victory animation.
- Catch Phrase: "S.T.A.R.S..."
- Combat Tentacles
- Composite Character: Nemesis has elements of all three of his Resident Evil 3: Nemesis forms; his default appearance and rocket launcher are taken from his first form, but his tentacle attacks are taken from his second, and he transforms into his final form for his level 3 super. He also has his "brother" Mr.X's trademark overhead swing and shoulder tackle attacks and an alt that resembles him.
- Fingerless Gloves
- Full-Name Basis: Nemesis T-Type, right on his trailer and character bio; while in Resident Evil he is mostly referred to as "Nemesis", saving the "T-Type" for All There in the Manual.
- Ground-Shattering Landing: His entrance.
- Guttural Growler
- Hell-Bent for Leather
- Implacable Man: Proven below.
- Immune to Flinching: One of his Level 1 Hypers: "Biohazard Rush", is a combo punch attack that allows him to absolutely plow through almost anything! The only exceptions being command grabs and counter hypers.
- Awesome but Impractical: Seeing Nemesis take all those hits without flinching does create a rather chilling effect, but considering that fully invincible hypers are not uncommon, Biohazard Rush is somewhat less impressive than it appears.
- The Juggernaut
- No Sell: His block animation - as in, he has none. He doesn't put up his arms to defend himself. He just takes the hits unfazed.
- Mighty Glacier
- Neck Lift: For his standard grab, he wraps his whole hand around the opponents face and lifts them up before slamming them into the ground.
- One-Winged Angel: His Level 3 Hyper combo has him transform into his final, horrifically mutated form from Resident Evil 3: Nemesis, ensnare the opponent with tentacles, and then spit acid at them.
- The Speechless: "S.T.A.R.S." when fighting Chris Redfield or Jill Valentine. Other than that, just random roars, grunts, and groans.
- Spring Jump: One of his hyper combos has him fire rockets onto the opponent, and then he jumps straight up into the air and lands on the downed opponent.
- Unskilled, but Strong: His basic attack pattern can be boiled down to "punch/blast the crap out of the opponent".
- Walking Shirtless Scene: His DLC Alt◊.
I want the truth and nothing but the truth!
Home Series: Ace Attorney
Phoenix Wright is a defense attorney who specializes in criminal law at the Wright & Co. Law Offices. Although he has encountered several extremely difficult and mysterious cases, he has overcome overwhelming odds and turned the cases around for every one of his clients.
Nick's fighting style mirrors his home game: in Investigation Mode you gather "good" evidence while throwing away "bad" evidence, and in Trial Mode (aka Courtroom Mode) you throw documents and each "good" evidence turns into a decent projectile. If you have three pieces of good evidence and connect with an "Objection!
", Nick enters "Turnabout Mode"
where his moves are powered up and he can use his Level 3 Hyper Combo, accusing his opponent of being the real culprit.
- Adaptational Badass: A given, considering he never physically fought in his home series, and yet is a playable character in a fighting game. He is canonically considered hardier than most average men, however; he's smashed down two iron doors through sheer determination, fallen off a bridge into a rapid river and gotten off with nary but a cold, and, to top it all off, once was hit head-on with a car, sending him flying through the air into a lamppost with enough force to bend it, and walked off with just a sprained ankle.
- Alertness Blink
- Amoral Attorney: Played with. Phoenix seems to recognize that some of the villains are indeed criminals, though he apparently offers to defend them on a couple occasions. Even in his ending, he goes as far as defending Galactus. Everyone is entitled to a proper defense, sure, but still.
Magneto: You offer to "defend" me? Most offensive, human.
Phoenix: Not even you can defend the actions of Dark Phoenix.
- Anime Hair
- Ascended Extra / Early-Bird Cameo: He appeared in She-Hulk's ending in the original Marvel vs. Capcom 3 before joining the roster in Ultimate.
- Assist Character: Maya Fey, available as a Level 1 Hyper and during Investigate mode. Missile appears in grabs and one of his assists, and The Judge appears as a Level 1 Hyper, available only during Trial Mode and Turnabout Mode.
- Awesomeness Is Volatile: His Level 3 Hyper Combo ends with an explosion behind whoever is hit by it.
- Badass Boast (to Firebrand): "Man or demon, all are equal under the law!"
- Badass Normal: Even more so than some of the others. Phoenix is basically just a very determined lawyer.
Tron: You don't have any mecha and you don't know how to fight. What are you even doing here?
She-Hulk: If you argue the way you fight, it's a wonder you ever win a case.
- Badass Pacifist: Phoenix fights without fighting. For example, his standing light attack has him showing the opponent some documents, while his crouching light attack has Nick looking for clues on the floor.
(One of his winquotes) I'm not really into this fighting stuff unless it's in a courtroom. ...Oh, and with words!
- Blue with Shock: If he misuses evidence. He can also put his opponent in a similarly stunned state.
- Confetti Drop: Courtesy of Maya in his win animation.
- Courtroom Antics/Courtroom Drama: The gist of both the theme of his fighting style, as well as his Level 3 Hyper Combo.
- Cute Clumsy Girl/Genki Girl: Maya. She runs onto the screen, trips, and knocks Phoenix's opponent off his feet in one of his specials, flails her arms in a tantrum at them for Phoenix's level 1 hyper, and bounces around Phoenix in complete admiration when he wins.
- Deflector Shields: Maya can project these.
- Determinator: Coming in as the last character, this shows in one of his quotes.
Phoenix Wright: I won't give up now!
- Difficult but Awesome: Essentially, he's normally weak and has relatively low mobility. However, that said, when he's put in his Super Mode, he becomes one of the best characters in the game, much like the other Phoenix.
- Drop the Gavel: Courtesy of the Judge himself.
- Easter Egg: Wright's normal attack still works like a basic normal attack; however, if you don't move (nor attack) right after your attacks, Wright will continue the attack animation, showing different things like presenting paper, freaking out, or cleaning his snot.
- Evil Lawyer Joke: The target of a few.
Ghost Rider: Do you have any idea how many lawyers are in hell?
Magneto: I sacrifice for mutantkind. Lawyers only sacrifice their dignity.
Phoenix: We're both called Phoenix, but I'm a destroyer of worlds and you're a lawyer. I wonder which one of us is more hated.
- Expy: Very observant players who've played Tatsunoko vs. Capcom: Cross Generation of Heroes, or at least have seen gameplay footage of Hakushon Daimaonote , will notice similarities between Phoenix Wright's fighting style and Hakushon Daimao's (with one example being that both have a sneeze attack for a Launcher Move).
- Precious Puppies: Get'em, Missile!
- Fighting Clown: His fighting style describes him as a bumbling fool, playing keep-away with his attacks, and generally being as much of a Fish out of Water in this game as everyone expects a Muggle lawyer to be among superheroes and gods.
- One particular example: In one of his hypers (Based off of a nightmare he had in the second game), the Judge appears behind him while bellowing "OBJECTION OVERRULED!!", smashing both his opponent and Phoenix Wright himself with his gavel. Both Phoenix and his opponent will be knocked down, but he won't take any damage.
- Finger Poke of Doom: Available in Turnabout mode.
- Giving Someone the Pointer Finger: He utilizes this many times, ranging from his official art, his general taunt, and even one of his attacks!
- Hand Behind Head: His win pose.
- Heal Thyself: One of the things Mr. Wright can pick up with his evidence hunting special is a piece of meat which heals him instantly, helpfully not taking up an evidence slot.
- Hong Kong Dub: Intentionally invoked to mirror his home series, where lip-sync is completely off with the scrolling text.
- Hyperactive Metabolism: The meat he can sometimes pick up heals him.
- Hyperspace Arsenal: While some of Phoenix's projectiles and other attacks require him to pick up evidence off the ground first, he seems to have an endless supply of paper sheets to throw out of nowhere at his opponents.
- Improvised Weapon: Various evidence he can pick up and throw, such as a flower vase, a cell phone, watch, plunger, a Servbot doll, bonsai, etc.
- More pronounced at "Trial Mode", where each piece of "useful" evidence can throw projectiles. Flower vase is an arc; knife is a 3-directional projectile; cellphone is a time-delayed projectile; pictures is a 3-hit beam; envelope is a bomb; watch is a big projectile.
- Inexplicably Preserved Dungeon Meat: He can pick up food (and immediately eat it to restore health) while searching for evidence in Investigation Mode, regardless of whatever the stage is.
- Knife Nut: One of the pieces of evidence Phoenix can pick up is a knife, though he uses it to throw projectiles instead of stabbing the opponent with it in Trial Mode, but can throw it while in Investigation Mode.
- Large Ham: The Judge.
Order in the court! OBJECTION OVERRULED!
- Last Name Basis: Everybody in the game (except Akuma, Nemesis, Amaterasu, Firebrand, and Hulk) refers to him as "Mr. Wright", mainly out of necessity due to the other Phoenix (Jean Grey).
- Averted in the Japanese version, where even in their English voices they call him by Naruhodo-Kun.
- Full-Name Basis: Some of the characters address Phoenix by his full name instead.
- Long-Range Fighter
- Made of Iron: Phoenix Wright is known for surviving what would normally be lethal due to his extreme luck, in and outside of court.
(One of his winquotes) All this flying around and getting slammed into the ground... I'm lucky I'm so well-prepared for such abuse!
- Gameplay and Story Integration: Has one million hitpoints and an item that can heal him when he finds it. Mr. Wright can tank like a boss while he throws his case together.
- Make the Dog Testify: Against Amaterasu and Rocket Raccoon. He's got a history of this.
- Magikarp Power: Phoenix starts in Investigation mode, which has a limited special move set, two of which take a while to recover (Maya can't be summoned if she is still on-screen already) but if he manages to play keep-away long enough to collect the right evidence, he can enter Courtroom Mode and get a variety of special projectile attacks. From which he can move to...
- Super Mode: His Turnabout Mode, where he gets a golden glow, a Theme Music Power-Up, his level 3 Hyper and a finger pointing attack that covers the whole screen, as well as powered-up specials.
- Muggle: Fighting skills-wise, pretty much the only character here that's even more of a regular human than Haggar or even Frank West.
- Although, he can produce energy projectiles with his evidence.
- Muggles Do It Better: Literally - with nought but the power of the law, he has the most damaging Hyper Combo in the game.
- Mundane Made Awesome: Four of his joke attacks include: smacking a case file in his opponent's face, ruffling his hair in frustration, scattering paperwork, and sneezing. Now take the last three into consideration, and also take into consideration that you can defeat the likes of Doctor Doom, Captain America, and Sentinel, a 50-foot tall robot with no organic components, with said attacks.
- Name's the Same: As Jean Grey/Phoenix. The lampshades fly thick and fast.
Hulk: Puny man not Phoenix! Phoenix a bird lady. Hulk confused.
Phoenix (victory pose): Only one Phoenix was meant to prevail today.
- Also, there's already a Maya (Crimson Viper) in the game.
- Noodle Incident: We don't know what all the characters are guilty of, but Phoenix can convict all of them. Even the good guys, and himself.
- Paper Master: Some of his attacks involve paper, whether he holds or throws them.
- The Pollyanna
As my mentor told me once, a lawyer is someone who keeps on smiling, no matter how bad it gets.
- Power Glows: He gets surrounded by a gold aura once he reaches Turnabout Mode.
- The Rival: She-Hulk, because they have the same daytime job.
Nick: Ms. Walters, your witness!
She-Hulk: Soon the defense will rest... her fist upon your face.
Nick: It takes more than brute strength to make your case in court!
She-Hulk: How's that for a little courtroom drama?
- Rule of Three: Three pieces of evidence at a time. Three stances and if an opponent is hit by the Objection! or Hold It! moves three times they become dizzy. Rule of Three used three times. Wow.
- Sharp-Dressed Man/Badass in a Nice Suit: While the rest of the cast prefers to wear their spandex super-suits, Powered Armor, or combat gear, Phoenix Wright comes to the fight dressed for court. Hulk calls him "Suit Man" when tagging out.
- He trades in the suit for his younger self's college outfit from the third game's first case consisting of a pink sweater with the letter P/the name "Ryu" on it and scarf for his DLC costume◊.
- Sneeze of Doom: His launcher attack, as well as his j.S. His sneeze is so powerful that it lifts him off the ground... and his opponent he bumps into.
- Stance System: He can switch between three, Investigation (where he searches for evidence), Trial (possibly a zoning style), and Turnabout (super mode, and he can only do his Level 3 in this mode).
- Talking the Monster to Death: His Level 3 Hyper Combo.
The one who actually committed the crime... is you! No alibi, no justice, no dream, no hope! It's time to pay for your crimes... TAKE THAT!
- He has a special attack called "Pressing the Witness" where he walks toward his opponent, while mentally (and possibly physically) pressuring them with banters. Note 1 Note 2
- Theme Music Power-Up: "Pursuit ~ Cornered" starts playing after he gathers enough evidence and lands a successful "Objection!"
- Background Music Override: While in Turnabout mode, "Pursuit ~ Cornered" will continue playing until either the mode ends or Wright is knocked out.*
- Throwing Evidence Always Works: He can discard evidence by throwing them at his opponent.
- Villainous Breakdown: Anyone on the receiving end of his Level 3 Special.
- Weapons-Grade Vocabulary: Phoenix Wright is able to physically knock down universe-shattering entities using cross-examination.
- Wrong Genre Savvy: He seems to think he's in one of his Ace Attorney games instead of a Fighting Game. He must wonder why the defendant keeps shooting fireballs at him (though it wouldn't be the first time he was physically assaulted in court).
- The Cuckoolander Was Right: And yet, it actually works, and everyone he fights is actually guilty of some vaguely-defined crime.
- At other points he averts this, stating he's just fighting because Maya suggested it was good PR, though he doesn't really see it. He still tries to convict them instead of attacking.
All are equal in the face of Death.
Voiced by: T.J. Storm (English), Yuji Ueda
Home Series: Strider
He is a member of the Striders
, a secret organization specializing in kidnapping, assassination, demolition, etc., that has worked behind the scenes throughout history. Having obtained Special
A-Class status at a young age, he is the organization's best assassin.
Hiryu's style has not changed much since his last outing. He is a speed-oriented, balanced fighter who specializes in mixing his opponent up and gaining meter to use his Ouroboros, which allows him to pelt the enemy with fireballs as he attacks.
- Anime Hair
- Assist Character: Several of them.
- Attack Drone: His Formation B (he summons a drone with the command and then he launches it forward using the same command again) as well as his Ouroboros hyper.
- Big, Badass Bird of Prey/Panthera Awesome: His "Options", robotic animals that Strider can summon to aid him in battle. One of his moves has Strider call upon the hawk to carpet bomb you, while his Legion hyper is a full-on Zerg Rush of them.
- Badass Armfold: He does one in his winning pose...while riding on a robotic tiger.
- Calling Your Attacks
There's no escape. LEGION!
Time to end this. RAGNAROK! It's over.
- Cool Sword: His tonfa-esque Cypher.
- Doppelgänger Attack: His Vajra special and his Ragnarok hyper.
- Diving Kick: His Vajra special (the H version). He can also do so off a Wall Crawl.
- Flash Step
- Fragile Speedster: Having one of the lowest health of the characters (at 750K) and his combos doesn't do much damage (his Level 3 is strong and easily connects with his combos, but you'd be really desperate to burn 3 meters just to kill someone). However he moves really fast, has Double Jump and teleport.
- Leave Him to Me: Should he win against Ghost Rider.
Don't worry. I'll punish the guilty.
- Orbiting Particle Shield: Ouroboros, which summons two Option mechas to revolve around him. Each time Strider attacks, they fire projectiles.
- The Quiet One: A subversion. This is one of the few times his laconic nature doesn't fully carry over.
- Scarf of Asskicking: Worn around his face.
- Slide Attack: Considering his home game, this is natural.
- The Stoic: Battle cries aside, naturally.
- Theme Naming: His moveset draws from several legendary swords/artifacts (Ame no Murakumo, Excalibur, Gram, Vajra), as well as mythology in general (Ragnarok, Ouroboros, Legion).
- Three-Point Landing: Combined with Flash Step for his intro.
- Vague Age: Late teens or early twenties.
- The manga says he's 19 but it's unknown if that applies to this Hiryu.
- Wall Crawl: Using the Climb Sickle strapped to his shoulder, Strider is able to scale walls.
- Wall Jump
- Warrior Poet: He's pretty pithy when it comes to win quotes, regardless of how short they may be.
- Worthy Opponent: If Wolverine beats Strider, he acknowledges that he is a very skilled and worthy opponent.
Wolverine: Ya put up a good fight, bub. If the Hand had some ninjas like you, I might be in some trouble.
No one will stand in my way.
Home Series: Devil May Cry
Son of the Legendary Dark Knight Sparda and Dante's twin brother. Vergil blames himself for not having been able to protect his mother at a young age and believes that power is everything. Unlike Dante, he has embraced his demonic heritage and is willing to do whatever it takes to gain absolute power.
Gameplay-wise, Vergil resembles Dante
, with whom he shares many moves, and Wesker
, which whom he shares an aggressive, teleport-based style. Likewise, Vergil makes his approach with long-reaching sword attacks and teleport mixups, as well as Anti-Air
kicks to cover for poor air game. He can provide ranged cover for himself
and dramatically increase his damage output using the Summoned Swords
, and he can increase his reach, damage and air mobility using Devil Trigger
. But both of these techniques cost Hyper Meter
, which is only built as damage is dealt or taken. As a result, Vergil is best used as an Assist Character
for the length of a fight, while his allies build Meter through their victories and deaths, only to return as the Anchor,
come their deaths, and reek havoc with his powerful Hyper moves. True to character, he always needs more power
- Aloof Big Brother
- Always Identical Twins
- Anti-Hero (Type IV)/Anti-Villain (Type III): Vergil will do whatever it takes to achieve power; he believes it to be the only real morality in the world. However, his motivation for this is that he never wants to be too weak to protect anyone again.
- Blade Spam + Storm of Blades: His Level 3.
- The Comically Serious:
(Winquote to Ghost Rider) The flames of revenge? Couldn't even melt a marshmallow.
- Calling Your Attacks: Like most of the other Capcom villains in this game, he averts this.
- Cool Sword: His signature weapon, Yamato.
- Deadly Lunge: Force Edge's Stinger.
- Diving Kick: Starfall, his version of Dante's Killer Bee.
- Does Not Like Guns
Guns are so... distasteful. A crude instrument for an unrefined weakling.
- Early-Bird Cameo: One of Wesker's vanilla MvC3 color schemes mirrors his appearance. It was taken out in Ultimate.
- Evil Twin
- Fingerless Gloves
- Flash Step: Faithfully to his series, he has more options for this than Dante.
- Glass Cannon: Milder example, as his health is only 850K. He doesn't have as much options as Dante, but he has a more flexible movement, his Spiral Swords hyper can be used for a lot of combo setups, and he has among the strongest Level 3 hyper in the game (but he has to burn 4 meters for this).
- Good Hair, Evil Hair
- Hair Flip: During his idle animation and just before his Spiral Swords hyper.
- Half-Human Hybrid
- Iaijutsu Practitioner: Very apparent in his Level 3.
- Let's Get Dangerous: Upon activating Devil Trigger:
Now... I'm motivated!
- Might Makes Right: His core philosophy.
- Multi-Melee Master
- Named Weapons: Yamato, Beowulf, Force Edge, and the Summoned Swords.
- Neck Lift: Not exactly: his backward grab has him pulling the opponent by the cranium to his opposite side before slicing them.
- Noble Demon: As per his Devil May Cry 3 portrayal, Vergil's motivation is to achieve enough power to protect the people/things he cares about.
- One-Liner, Name... One-Liner: His win quote against his brother.
Foolishness, Dante. Foolishness.
- Pre-Mortem One-Liner/Prepare to Die: Like in his own games, he has many variations of this.
- During his Level 3, he does this while sheathing Yamato as Sword Storm collapses upon the enemy.
Rest in peace.
- Orbiting Particle Shield/Reverse Shrapnel: His Spiral Swords hyper.
- Punctuated! For! Emphasis!
Might... controls... everything.
- Razor Wind/Sword Beam: Judgement Cut and its hyper equivalent, Dimension Slash.
- Red Oni, Blue Oni: The blue to Dante's red.
- Shoryuken: His High Time (delivered via his Force Edge) and Rising Sun (a 2-hit kick version with Beowulf).
- Sibling Team/Twin Telepathy: A subtle example. If he and Dante are on the same team, they turn outward from their Badass Back intro poses simultaneously.
- Single-Stroke Battle: Rapid Slash.
- Spin to Deflect Stuff: Vergil blocks attacks by spinning the Yamato.
- Spirited Competitor: He likes fighting, as long as it's complex enough to keep him interested.
(after an assist) How boring.
- The Stoic
- Super Mode: Devil Trigger.
Ghost Rider: Best control your demonic half, boy. Or I'll do it for you.
- Sword Sparks: Noticeably when he sheathes Yamato after his Level 1.
- The Rival: To Dante, par for the course.
- Throwing Your Sword Always Works: Round Trip with Force Edge. Unlike Trish's Round Trip, Vergil's is a Charged Attack.
- Trash Talk
(winquote vs Ghost Rider) The Flames of Revenge? Couldn't even melt a marshmallow.
- Unorthodox Sheathing: In his victory pose, he does his signature "behind the back" sheathing.
One does not require the Eye of Agamotto to see this outcome.
Voiced by: Rick Pasqualone
Once an ordinary surgeon, Dr. Stephen Strange
studied under the Ancient One of Tibet and became the Earth's greatest sorcerer and hero. Having gained superior insight and knowledge through his studies, as well as obtaining valuable knowledge and consultation from other heroes, Strange acts as a consultant for all things related to the paranormal.
Strange is a master of filling the screen with projectiles, limiting the opponent's mobility with all manner of traps. He is also good up-close, having a normal move that instantly stuns the opponent and makes them crumple to the floor. His defense is weak, however.
- Ascended Extra: From a cameo in several endings in Marvel Super Heroes and a cameo in Hsien-Ko's ending in Vanilla 3, to playable.
- Astral Projection: Used at the start of his Level 3 Hyper. He also provides the current page image.
- Badass Bookworm
I've battled Mephisto and Nightmare. You don't even rate.
- Battle Aura: Has a full-body aura when levitating/flying, and a constant glow around his hands.
- Blade Spam/Sword Beam: Mystic Sword, depending on the strength of the attack button pressed, is either a fast, crescent-shaped projectile or a flurry of short-ranged slashes.
- Calling Your Attacks:
GRACE OF HOGGOTH!
SEVEN RINGS OF RAGGADORR!
- Chivalrous Pervert: Despite being the Sorcerer Supreme, he is still a male in the end. This is what his intro says to most of the female cast:
I'm starting an all-female Defenders
. What do you say?
- He has two different taunt animations for male and female characters; he will throw a rose for the females while he shakes his fist at the males.
- Counter Attack: The Seven Rings of Raggadorr hyper counters projectile attacks, including all hyper combos involving beams.
- First Name Basis: With Iron Man ("Tony!") and Iron Fist ("Danny!").
- Flying Firepower: His "standing" pose is a hover about a foot off the floor, and he can fly for short periods of time.
- Glass Cannon: High damage output; low health.
- Homing Projectile: Daggers of Denak; Eye of Agamotto if followed up with Impact Palm.
- High Collar of Doom
- Instant Runes: During his Level 3 hyper and his win pose.
- Kung-Fu Wizard
- Levitating Lotus Position: His intro pose and at the start of his Level 3. He uses a normal Lotus Position for crouching attacks.
- Long-Range Fighter
- Magical Gesture
- Mystical High Collar
- Pillar of Light: His "Spell of Vishanti" hyper, his Level 3, and his exit animation.
- Power Floats and Power Glows
- Skunk Stripe: Streaks of white hair at the temples.
- Spell Book: The book of the Vishanti, as seen in his "Spell of Vishanti" hyper and his intro pose.
- Stroke the Beard: His idle is basically a floating version of the "Thinker" pose.
- Trash Talk
(One of his winquotes) Over already? Why, it was hardly worth leaving my Sanctum Sanctorum for this.
(One of his winquotes) By the Hoary Hosts of Hoggoth! What a poor showing on your part.
(One of his winquotes) Perhaps I accidentally transported myself to an alternate reality where nobody but me can fight.
(One of his winquotes) The world must never know the full mystic power of Doctor Strange.
(win vs. Dormammu) Considering how many times I've defeated you, the name Dreadful Dormammu would be more apropos.
- You Remind Me of X
(to Morrigan): You remind me of someone... Morgan Le Fay? Is it possible?
The day of judgement is upon you, scum.
Voiced by: Richard Grieco
Bonded to the demon Zarathos through Mephisto's manipulations, motorbike stuntman Johnny Blaze
acquired the power to become the Ghost Rider, the Spirit of Vengeance, who can project and control Hellfire. He manipulates mystical chains that can transform into other weapons.
Ghost Rider can use his chains to attack his opponents from roughly the distance of the entire screen.
- Ascended Extra: Made a cameo in Dante's ending from the original MvC3.
- Brown Note/Death Glare/Mind Rape: Simply looking into Ghost Rider's eyes (his fabled Penance Stare ability) is his Level 3 hyper.
- Calling Your Attacks
PENANCE STARE! LOOK INTO MY EYES!
- Cool Bike: Shows up in his intro pose. He additionally uses it to turn you into roadkill in one of his hypers.
(winquote vs. Trish): Your bike could use a nice dose of Hellfire, Trish.
- Dark Is Not Evil
- Even Hell Has Standards:
To Wesker: The darkness in your soul disgusts me.
- Evil Lawyer Joke:
To Phoenix Wright: Do you have any idea how many lawyers are in hell?
- Flaming Skulls
- Gameplay and Story Segregation: Despite the nature of the attack note , the Penance Stare will do the same amount of damage to Spider-Man or Arthur, that it will do to Wesker or Dormammu. Also, things that should cause the attack to backfire such as Deadpool's insanity or Spider-Man's alternate Symbiote costume will have no ill effect on Ghost Rider.
- Giving Someone the Pointer Finger: In his official art above.
- Good Is Not Nice: And how! As most of his quotes show, his character specific lines have him being equally harsh towards heroes and villains alike.
- Hell-Bent for Leather
- Judge, Jury, and Executioner
You are guilty!
- Large Ham: He's bonded with the Spirit of Vengeance; it kinda comes with the territory.
- Long-Range Fighter
- Mighty Glacier: Not unlike Dormammu, he's a ranged variation on this. Ghost Rider moves very slowly and many of his attacks aren't exactly fast, but his attacks do very high damage. Some of his moves are very fast however, such as the Penance Stare (which is the fastest Level 3 Hyper Combo in the game).
- Not Distracted by the Sexy
(intro vs. Morrigan) Your wiles won't work on me, succubus.
- Playing with Fire
- Power Echoes
- Pre-Asskicking One-Liner: Aside from the quote above, here are some other examples:
(vs. Doctor Strange) You seek to challenge my hell-spawned power... but instead, you will only find death!
(vs. Vergil) Long have you played with fire, boy... but now, you're playing with hellfire!
) I eat demons like Mundus
(vs. Dante) Fighting demons won't prepare you for what you face now.
(vs. Thor) Forget Ragnarok, I'm your destruction.
- Post-Mortem One-Liner: Some really badass examples:
(vs. any villain) There is but one fate for the guilty.
(vs. Doctor Strange) Too often do you invoke demons in your spells, mage. It stops now.
(vs. Wesker) Hell is calling, Albert.
(vs. Amaterasu) The sun doesn't rise in Hell, goddess.
- The Rival: To Dormammu.
(intro vs Dormammu) One of our flames will be extinguished this day. Won't be mine.
- Role Reprisal: From The Incredible Hulk and others.
- Terror Hero: Type 4 and 5.
- Trash Talk
(One of his winquotes) You cannot destroy one already beyond death.
(One of his winquotes) You will have more than just bruises once you recover. My hellfire burned your very soul.
(One of his winquotes) I am fury itself. Now, taste the fires of Hell.
- We Will Meet Again: His assist quote.
I'll be back.
- Whip It Good: Combined with Variable-Length Chain, resulting in Chain Pain.
- Your Mom: Not even the all-serious demon hunter is exempted from a classic "Your Mom" line. He actually mocks Dr. Doom for the unfortunate presence of his mother in Hell.
Hell is exactly where your mother belongs. You'll follow her there soon enough.
- You Will Not Evade Me: One of his specials involves him pulling the opponent onto the ground in front of him.
Voiced by: Chris Cox
Trained to be a master archer by a traveling circus at an early age, Clint Barton
joined the Avengers in order to protect the world from evil. While a bit overconfident and rash to act, on the battlefield he is often the catalyst that raises everyone's spirits.
His quote above holds water, as Hawkeye can effectively work on any team in the game. He is a good all-around character who is easy to use, but due to his simplicity one must have an excellent grasp of fundamentals, similarly to Ryu.
- Archer Archetype
- Assist Character: Ant-Man, for his Level 3 Hyper.
- Badass Normal: Hawkeye has no superpowers to speak of. He is just a skilled acrobatic with an amazing aim and plentiful of different types of arrows.
- Brought To You By The Letter H: On his mask and on his suit.
- Calling Your Attacks: Where he never calls out the actual names of his attacks, he still calls his attacks with different names.
SUPER SCATTER SHOT!
- Cool Mask
- Happily Married: To Mockingbird.*
(To female opponents) "Sorry, I'm married. Can't blame you for wanting me, though."
- Hawkeye Is Going to Shoot You: The front cover of Ultimate.
- Improbable Use of a Weapon: His bow, used for close-range attacks.
- Long-Range Fighter: All of his attacks involves him shooting arrows, either straight forwards, shooting them into the air or doing a dodge maneuver and then following up with an arrow shot.
- Multishot: Used in his "Kiss of Fire" hyper.
- No Arc in Archery: Played straight with the exception being with his "Ragtime Shot" specials and "Kiss of Fire" hyper..
- Poisoned Weapons: The Violet Fizz special.
- Rain of Arrows: Exploding arrows, no less.
- Role Reprisal: From The Avengers: Earth's Mightiest Heroes.
- Slide Attack: One of his command normal.
- Trash Talk:
(One of his winquotes) Not too bad for a guy who got himself killed more than a few times, ya know?
(to Zero in his intro) An angry space midget with a sword? Yeah, I've been at this too long.
(to Zero in his victory pose) Less than Zero. Ha! See what I did there?
(to She-Hulk in his victory pose) Guess your cousin is the one with the brains in your family.
- Trick Arrow: His specialty.
- Hyperspace Arsenal: He's packing no fewer than sixteen different varieties of arrows... somewhere.
- Unexpected Character: To an extent. Though Taskmaster's attacks inspired by Hawkeye did cause some fans to expect him.
Fair warning: I'm registered as a lethal weapon.
Having studied martial arts in the mystic city of K'un L'un for 10 years, Daniel Rand
achieved the status of the city's strongest student. After completing his final trail—defeating the dragon known as Shou-Lao the Undying—and plunging his hands into the dragon's molten heart, he gained the power of Chi
and the title of Iron Fist. He is good friends with fellow martial artist hero Luke Cage.
True to the comics, Iron Fist uses a very up-close fighting style involving intricate Rekka combos*
. With power enough to kill most characters in a single unassisted combo
, speed enough to cross the screen and strike in a fraction of a second
, and the ability to tank projectiles
Iron Fist has an truly unrelenting offence. But alas, as a hand-to-hand fighter in a game full of armed, ranged and flying opponents that can avoid and outmanoeuvre him, he suffers from Crippling Overspecialization
- Animal Motifs: The dragon.
(to Vergil) A dragon will always beat a demon-spawn, boy.
- Ascended Extra: Cameo in several endings in Marvel Super Heroes and in Ryu's ending in vanilla 3.
- Battle Aura: Appears Wreathed in Flames.
- Calling Your Attacks
FISTS OF FURY!
SPIRIT OF THE DRAGON!
THE POWER OF CHI!
- Charles Atlas Superpower
- Close Range Combatant: While many characters can indeed deliver punishment at close range (as is normal for the game), he's strictly this, having no projectile nor any special means to cover distances.
- Cool Mask
(in his victory screen against Iron Fist
): How I love fighting a luchadore! You all have such a flair for theatrics
in the ring!
- Crippling Overspecialization: As mentioned above, Iron Fist very polarized in his skills and weaknesses
- Iron Fist's offence, though incredible in damage, speed and persistence, relies entirely on the enemy standing on. His Launcher and Dragon's Touch techniques—both crucial components in his combos—are completely ineffective on airborne enemies, for the former a is a Shockwave Stomp and the latter is a Megaton Punch that brings the enemy to their knees only if they're standing in the first place. This means, if the enemy so much as jumps before getting hit, Iron Fist loses a lot of his damage potential.
- Iron Fist's offence is devoid of reliable Anti-Air techniques, meaning he struggles to safely hit airborne enemies in the first place. And this is only considering the standard jump; all Marvel vs Capcom fighters are capable of Super Jumpung to three times a normal jump's height: a position from which many fighters may send down projectiles, but to which Iron Fist can do nothing. A desperate Iron Fist could Super Jump in pursuit, be he's unable to combo from Super Jump height, for lack of air mobility or aerial special moves, and so he's better off waiting for his enemy to land.
- Dragons Up the Yin Yang: A major motif for him (a yin yang appears behind him for his Level 3, and he's wreathed in a dragon during his intro).
- Funny Bruce Lee Noises/Kiai
- High Collar of Doom
- Ki Attacks: Has the ability to enhance his martial arts skills using his chi.
- Kung-Fu Sonic Boom: Can be seen on a few of his attacks.
- Martial Arts Headband
- Martial Pacifist
(One of his winquotes) I may have an Iron Fist, but I'd rather not have to use it, if possible.
- Mundane Made Awesome: His Level 3 hyper looks pretty over-the-top (and strong as a Level 3 hyper usually is) for a chi-charged one-inch-punch.
- Power Glows: His fists.
- Playing with Fire: The visual effect of his chi.
- Pre-Asskicking One-Liner: See the above quote. Also...
(vs. Arthur) My dragon fists will shred that armor off painfully.
- Race Lift: His Power Fist color alt.
- Rapid-Fire Fisticuffs: His Fists of Fury special.
- Role Reprisal: From The Avengers: Earth's Mightiest Heroes.
- Status Buff: He can make his chi glow different colors for different effects. The red boosts his attack power, the blue boost his defense, the the green makes him gain more meter.
- Supernatural Martial Arts
- Trash Talk
(One of his winquotes) There have actually been sixty six Iron Fists, though right now I'm guessing you think one is enough.
(One of his winquotes) I'm now going to use my power to create a mind meld. Because, really, I have to know... Did you really think you could beat me?
(One of his winquotes) They sometimes call me the Living Weapon, though I don't think I need to explain to you why right now.
- Worthy Opponent: To Ryu. It's apparently mutual.
Iron Fist: (winquote vs Ryu) You are a worthy opponent, Ryu. In fact, in time you might even be a worthy successor of the Iron Fist. But not today.
Ryu: (winquote vs Iron Fist) It was my pleasure to meet a warrior who fights with honor. I hope that our paths will cross again.
- Below trope aside, he gains respect for Chun-Li as well. Fittingly in his ending, he forms a new Heroes for Hire with them and others.
- X Called; They Want Their Y Back:
(to Chun-Li): Daughters of the Dragon called. They want their everything back.
I'm the only guardian the galaxy needs.
Chosen by the dying alien Rhomann Dey to receive his Nova Corps
powers, Richard Rider
began his new life as a super hero. His battles take him all throughout the universe, fighting evil wherever he is needed. In addition to superhuman strength and durability, he can fly through space at supersonic speeds. He can also absorb and reflect energy attacks.
Nova is a basic character who is akin to a fusion of Magneto and Hulk. He has excellent speed and power, even coming with a flight mode, but average health.
My version of a coonskin cap is basically me chewing on your skull.
Voiced by: Greg Ellis
Rocket Raccoon is a raccoon from the planet Halfworld that has received several enhancements, upping his intelligence and battle awareness. He used to protect the colony as a ranger before getting involved in Phalanx invasion of the Kree Empire. He later became part of the 616 version of the Guardians of the Galaxy
. He possesses the same heightened senses and speed as a raccoon on our world, but can also handle various weapons freely and possesses high intelligence that helps on the battlefield.
Because of his small size, he is quick and can avoid many attacks while utilizing a variety of traps to punish and confuse the opponent. Rocket Raccoon's health and defenses, however, are quite poor.
- Alliterative Name
- And This Is for...: After beating Chris.
That's for letting them mess up Raccoon City, ya wanker!
- He also calls out Wesker for the events of the first Resident Evil game:
So what's this I hear about a place called "Raccoon City"?
And that's for saying you just saw my mother at the Bronx Zoo.
- Animal Superhero
- Badass Adorable: He's a cute little raccoon. A raccoon that is a master of numerous weapons, a brilliant tactician, and an expert engineer. He's also one of the very few beings in the Marvel universe to single-handedly defeat Thanos.
- Badass Normal: Physically, he's just a normal raccoon. Mentally, that's another story.
- Badass Boast
The Guardians of the Galaxy are nothing without me.
The raccoon's the king of the beasts. Screw the lion.
- Barefoot Cartoon Animal
- BFG: Many (for his size, anyway).
- Booby Trap: A part of his gameplay style.
- British Accents: Cockney, guv'na.
- Calling Your Attacks:
NOW LET'S ROCK AND ROLL! EAT THIS!
- Camera Abuse: He threatens the cameraman with a knife.
- Crazy-Prepared: He's got a lot of things set up in a battlefield.
- Curse Cut Short: His defeat quote is perhaps the only time his swearing goes interrupted.
I'LL KILL YOU, YOU SON OF A—!
- Death from Above: His Level 3.
- Extreme Omnivore: Like Deadpool, he can't resist a 'calamari' joke at the expense of Shuma-Gorath.
- Fast Tunnelling
- Fragile Speedster/Glass Cannon
- Heroic Comedic Sociopath: He's very enthusiastic about killing his enemies. Space rabies, perhaps? To directly quote him:
Let's see how cute I am after I strangle you with your own intestines.
- Hyperspace Arsenal
- I'll Kill You!: His defeat quote.
- I Love the Smell of X in the Morning: Napalm, said during his level 3.
- Insult Backfire
): So... what did you mean when you said I was a rejected prop from the Bambi
set? What the hell's a Bambi?
- Jet Pack: He has a small one on the soles of his rocket skates, but he's still required to twirl his tail like a helicopter to maintain lift.
- Knife Nut
- The Napoleon: Is smaller than Arthur, enabling him to avoid many attacks. He's also not somebody you want to piss off, especially when this is his default mood.
- Only Sane Raccoon: The only one out of the fighters who actually commented how wacky the whole series is.
- Pint-Sized Powerhouse: Considering the unfeasibly large guns he carries, he's this.
This weighs more than me!
- Plot Hole: In his ending, he goes to Raccoon City for a vacation, assuming Raccoon city is a literal "Raccoon City" not knowing it's infested with zombies. Despite his pre-battle quotes towards Chris and Wesker states that he was well aware of what transpired.
- Rocket Raccoon Is About To Shoot You: In his victory screen. In his victory pose, it's Rocket Raccoon Is Going To Stab You.
- Role Reprisal: From The Avengers: Earth's Mightiest Heroes.
- Rollerblade Good/Rocket Boots: His rocket skates, which almost function like a Flash Step.
- Space Police: His job prior to helping found the Guardians of the Galaxy.
- Shovel Strike/Death of a Thousand Cuts: Right before he calls in a napalm strike.
- Shouting Shooter
- Trash Talk
(One of his winquotes) You didn't need a raccoon's eyesight to see how that fight was turning out.
(vs. Nathan Spencer) Military tactical genius meets military screw up. You do the math.
- Trick Bomb: The oil bomb (that produces an oil slick that can be ignited).
- Unexpected Character
(intro against Chris) You've fought zombies, mutants, tyrants... But nothing's prepared you for — a raccoon.
- Vocal Dissonance: He has a pretty deep voice for a cute little feller.