IT'S MAHVEL BAYBEE!note IFC Yipes, a Fountain of Memes within the MvC2 community known for his humorously incomprehensible and highly vulgar non sequiturs. MAHVEL (BAYBEE) has gone on to become a Fan Nickname for the series. Shout out those words at a convention, and someone will reply back in the same way.
OH HE SO PRINGLES, WHERE YO CURLEH' MUSTACHE AT?note "Pringles" either refers to when someone performs a long blockstring, resulting in a lot of chip damage, or when a character gets launched into the air by Magneto because "once you pop (get launched) you can't stop (being comboed)".
Now an Ascended Meme: Capcom's Seth Killian and Ryota Niitsuma confirmed in interviews/Q&A sessions that, in MvC3, Magneto is "still Pringles."
OH HE GOT THE MANGO SENTINELnote There were many modded versions of MvC2 that allows for some funky alternate colors for characters. One of these was a mango pallet for Sentinel (the second of the Four Gods).
FUCK THE KNICKS!FUCK THE KNICKS!note A Call Back to earlier in the video, where DAT MANGO SENTINEL makes Yipes think of the New York Knicks. Yipes is seen beating that same Sentinel with Magneto at the end of the video.
SCOOPS! SCOOPS! H√AGEN-DAZS!note Throws are known as scoops. Haagen-Dazs is a brand of ice cream.
MAKE IT RAIN!note Storm, another one of the Four Gods, using her Ice Storm hyper.
CHA CHA DESMOND!note When Sentinel is in flight mode and spamming kicks, he looks like he's dancing.
This list is 90%. Welcome to USA, nigga! note This one is somewhat self-explanatory. A combo that takes off 90% of your health once you're caught in it. Combos like these (or worse) are par the course in upper-level (tournament) play.
If you think I've evolved beyond the joys of X, you'd be wrong! note One of his opening lines.
SCIENCE! note From his victory line to Rocket Raccoon: "I've defeated a raccoon! SCIENCE!" The randomness of that line is what makes the fad.
Amaterasu and Thor are GodTier. note When these two were revealed, fans started cracking jokes about their tier status because they were... well, gods (the Japanese goddess of the Sun and the Norse god of thunder, respectively).
BY ODIN'S BEARD!!!note Thor invoking the name of his father during his Mighty Tornado hyper; this quote of his has a Mondegreen (BUY ODIN'S BEER!).
Spidey's had a few minor memes since Marvel Super Heroes such as "One for J.J.!" and "Do your job!" (or alternatively, "DO YOUR GODDAMN JOB!"), but the moment it was revealed in MvC3 that he refers to Magneto as "Maggy!" when tagging out, the fans went running with it.
Amaterasu is a dog! note Hulk shouts "Dog" when he tags in Amaterasu, who's a wolf.
Arthur and his "Ah, a knight from a foreign land... Huzzah!" (used against Iron Man or Doctor Doom). From that point forward, "Huzzah!" becomes Arthur's Catch Phrase. Perhaps this caught on as when he beats Firebrand in Ultimate, he starts by saying "Huzzah!"
"Too much RAM." note A common response on forums as to why characters are being disconfirmed, based off of the reason that The Human Torch had to be taken out of the game; he... well, ate up too much RAM.
Ghost Rideris permanently fused to hisbike.note Another "reason" behind GR not being in MvC3; allegedly, they couldn't implement him into the game without him being on his motorcycle at all times. Appropriately, most fans called BS. As said above, this seems to have been rectified with Ghosty's appearance in Ultimate.
If YouTube is any indication, Thor's "MIGHTY (verb)" has become a meme.
Mission Mode in 3 gives us Le-Le-Le-MAXIMUM!!!note In Mission Mode, your character's super bar immediately begins to fill up to maximum, but it charges faster than the announcer can say "Level 2!", "Level 3!", etc., resulting in the aforementioned quote.
After the announcement of Sentinel, we also have: TEN MORE YEARS!!!note Helped by Sent's trailer, which showed him alongside Storm and Magneto, referencing the ten years of the competitive scene and their kingdom as three of the "Four Gods." Came to be spoken mostly in irony after Ultimate was both announced and released in the very same year.
OHTEEGEE!note UltraDavid (one of the announcers) screaming OTG (as inOffTheGround) right as Combofiend's Spencer is about to pull off his final Bionic Lancer hyper and win the match.
EXCUSE ME!note Same as above, but screamed out by Noel Brown (the other announcer).
How can he lose? He's got a Bionic AAAAAAAAAAAAAAARRMM!!! note One of Spencer's victory quotes, reworded to include to the above Bionic Lancer hyper.
In general, the match itself is a Fountain of Memes, most of which pertain to Spencer.
How much of this beat is bionic?note A dope beat using most of Spencer's quotes from the game. The above quote is a rewording of his intro quote when up against Iron Man ("How much of that suit is bionic?"). Sometimes, the quote just takes the form of "How much of this X is bionic?", which usually goes hand-in-hand with the Combofiend match.
The infamous "Monster" Daigo Umehara's announcement for him joining the MvC3 tournament at the next EVO.
"Burn to cinders!" note Dormammu's quote before launching his Chaotic Flame hyper.
POWER OF THE POWER OF THE POWER OF THE POWER OF THE POWER OF THE POWER OF THE POWER... note Dormammu has a special known as Liberation whose properties change depending on his Power of the Creator and Power of the Destructor specials and how many times he used them (any combination of the two, can be used a maximum of three times before Liberation is automatically activated). Both of these moves chain quickly, meaning they can be canceled out by themselves or each other, leading to the above. Now available inStupid Statement Dance Mix form.
From GameFAQs, Aruket.note One user's horrendously funnyMondegreen for Ryu's Hadouken in a thread. The community pretty much ran away with it, the topic went on to become a 500 post-long topic charting an inordinate amount of Mondegreens in fighters. Also produced Shampoo Aruket (i.e. Shinkuu Hadouken).
HADO-DO-DO-DO-DO-DO-DO-KEN!note Ryu's Ren Hadouken move in Ultimate, basically a spammable, short-ranged version of his normal Hadouken. It makes said peculiar sound whenever said move is spammed.
Wesker's "Mortals are so YOU ARE NOTHING TO ME!" note What Wesker says during his Phantom Dance hyper. The full line is "Mortals are so weak! You are nothing to me!", but the first part gets cut off before he can finish it.
Or alternatively, Mondegreen'd to "Mortals will soon... WORTH NOTHING TO ME!!" note Since the "weak part is usually cut off unless the match lagged a little and since Wesker said it in quite a quick speed, it can be interpreted like that and still make sense, especially if you consider Wesker's disdain on normal mortals and his desire to get out from being one and become immortal.
Wesker's Phantom Dance Hyper Combo is alternatively known as the "Maximum Wesker." note Due to the Phantom Dance's simularities to Spider-Man's Maximum Spider Hyper Combo.
"The one who actually committed the crime, was you! No alibi, no justice, no dream, no hope! It's time to face for your crimes, TAKE THIS!" K.O. note Phoenix Wright'sBadass Boast when he performs his Level 3 Hyper Combo.
Nova hits like a GROWN ASS MAN!!! note Yipes duly notes that Nova deals high damage.
Do the Nova Force. Do - do the Nova Force. (Centurion Rush! Centurion Rush!) note From Yipes' commentary on his match against Fanatiq on Cross Counter Live. A catchy beat dropped by Yipes in response to Nova "throwing them 'bows" on the UMvC3 character select screen.
FLEX THEM ELBOWS. note Yipes speaking his mind on Nova, specifically his posturing during Gravametric Blaster and Super Nova.
THE FINGER LAZ0RS!note In Maximilian's videos forMvC3, the storylines involve Doom being his lancer. Basically, one of his catch phrases involves yelling "THE FINGER LASERS" when using his Photon Shot special or his Photon Array hyper.
And because of how popular Morrigan's becoming in the competitive scene, due in part to her Astral Vision super, she's been known to throwing "Troll" Fists.
In the vein of the legendary Marn vs. Combofiend match (see above), AG MarlinPie vs AlukardNY from Curleh Mustache 2 seems to be well on its way to memetic status, thanks in part (once again) to the commentary magic of Yipes (Chris Matrix gets in more than a few memorable one-liners of his own, though).
IIINNNFFEERRNNOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!note Ever since Alukard popped into the tournament scene and began beasting with Super Skrull, the crowds were cheering this whenever the super was used. Now, in any tournament, if there's a Skrull player using Inferno, you'll probably find at least a small crowd of people screaming this.
"Rocke-Rocke-Rocket Skaytes!" note A gameplay trailer for Ultimate featured a player constantly spamming Rocket Raccoon's rocket skates in quick succession until the character finally skated into a hyper combo and was KOed.
Happy Birthday: In the event of a botched assist call, your opponent manages to hit your point character and your assist. A happy birthday is essentially when both your point character and assist character die in the same combo. This trend was started at Guard Crush in NYC on the Team Sp00ky stream (now referred to as Big Two) when LI Joe managed to get both his characters killed after a failed assist call. Coincidentally, it was his birthday that day, so as any good FGC Samaritan would do, Sp00ky wished LI Joe a Happy Birthday as he was losing his characters. This caught steam and many more Happy Birthdays happened that night in other high profile matches, officially coining the term "Happy Birthday."
Zero's number of major wins: Zero or alternatively "Never won a major." note While there are a lot of characters who have yet to win a single major, Zero is considered by many the best character in the game who coincidentally never won a single major/high level tournament. Thanks to this, whenever there is a streamed tournament where Zero did not won, there will be a similar joke regarding this subject. This is especially common in a Character Tiers conversation.
Because Zero needs a buff. note Zero is already considered by many as the best character in the game. Despite this, he has a lot of tools, and there is a lot of new tech about him that is discovered, leading to the joke.
When's Marvel? note This phrase is often used by stream monsters to troll tournaments of other games, as Ultimate MVC 3 is the most popular game both among players and viewers, the joke is that everyone came to see it and not whatever else is being streamed instead.
"ur a faggot." note Said by professional player Chris G on Twitter in response to Mr. Wizard joking about a loss to an unknown player. Of special note is that Chris was playing Vergil and was beaten by a Dante player, making this overlap with the infamous "ur a faget" meme from the DMC fanbase.
"Wow, they came out with a sneaky surprise attack at the start of the round!"
"Now that's what I like to call BIG DAMAGE!" note Usually announced after a super, custom combo, or long string of damaging attacks.
"Finest K.O.!" note Announced after the player either counters a super with a special, counters a special with a Level 3 super, counters a super with another super, or uses a Level 3 to K.O. a taunting opponent. This was changed to "Dramatic K.O.!" in the NA and EU releases.
"Keep rockin', baby!"
"Hey, who allowed them to join this tournament? They're way too strong to compete! I mean, what's up with that?"
"Heihachi, NOW!" note During the footage of the game shown at Comic Con, Ryu called Chun-Li as support. In response, one random Tekken fan yelled this out (it turns out that—at the time of that debut—Nina was Kazuya's partner; Heihachi was later confirmed as playable, but with Kuma as his partner).