Alternate Character Reading: Players are able to choose from numerous kanji icons (including kanji for the numbers 1~10, 100, 1,000, 10,000, 100 million, and 1 trillion [壱, 弐, 参, 四, 伍, 六, 七, 八, 九, 拾, 百, 千, 萬, 億, 兆 ichi, ni, san, shi/yon, go, roku, shichi/nana, hachi, kyū, jū, hyaku, sen, man, oku, chō]) to represent their player card. The following kanji represent each character:
Ryu 拳 ken fist (the last kanji in "Hadōken" and "Shōryūken"; also as kobushi)
"Maximum Wesker" for Phantom Dance, one of Wesker's hypers (where he starts pinballing off the walls), because it resembles Spider-Man's Maximum Spider. It doesn't help that the two characters were revealed at the same time. Lampshaded by Deadpool in his new win-screen quote against Spider-Man in Ultimate.
Maximum Vergil - Vergil's Dimension Slash, for the same reason.
Deadpool: "Hey, did you know that Wesker guy stole your Maximum Spider move? You were doing that back in Marvel Super Heroes! So... gonna go kick his ass? Can I watch?"
Sentinel is sometimes referred to in competitive circles as "50Sent."
The thing it uses to smash the opponent to the ground when it does an air combo is called by fans the "frying pan".
Sent is also referred to as Saltinel (do the math), but whether or not this is meant to be affectionately mocking or spiteful depends on who you're talking to. Its Hyper Sentinel Force hyper is called the Hyper Sodium Force by proxy.
CKC, aka Character Kill Combo: Killing one enemy from the full health bar with a single, long combo (using a hyper and/or KFC is optional). Especially easy if you're using Zero, or if the enemy's Phoenix.
"MAGGY!" (courtesy of Spider-Man) or "Swagneto" for Magneto.
Finger Install for Phoenix Wright's Turnabout Mode, activated via Objection (Forward + H on the ground or Down + H in the air during Courtroom Mode), where he gets a Theme Music Power-Up like Bang proper.
Dark Wesker, Level 4 X-Factor: A Level 3 X-Factor Wesker with his sunglasses off. One of the changes in Ultimate was that, similarly to Lucario, the more damage Wesker takes, he gets a damage and speed boost - the equivalent of a Level 1 X-Factor. This can also be achieved by simply using Phantom Dance / Maximum Wesker. Needless to say, the instant this happens, you have already won or lost depending on whether you're Wesker or not.
Nick, Nicky, P-Dub (to distinguish between him and the other Phoenix in the game).
Team Trenchcoat, The Trenchcoat Mafia - A team consisting of Vergil, Wesker, and Dante. Because they all wear trenchcoats and are considered extremely dangerous and overpowered in their own ways.
Zero May Cry - a team consisting of Dante, Vergil and Zero.
English Zeronote Johnny Yong Bosch is Ichigo Kurosaki; English Ryunote Kyle Hebert is Sosuke Aizen and Ganju Shiba; English Arthurnote Dan Woren is Byakuya Kuchiki; English Crimson Vipernote Michelle Ruff is Rukia Kuchiki; M.O.D.O.Knote Wally Wingert is Renji Abarai; English Chrisnote Roger Craig Smith is Shinji Hirako and Noba; English Tronnote Tara Platt is Lisa Yadomaru and Sode no Shirayuki; English Akumanote Dave Mallow is Kensei Muguruma; English Chun-Linote Laura Bailey is Tia Halibel and Mashiro Kuna; Phoenix Wrightnote Sam Riegel is Maki Ichinose; English Felicianote Gina Bowes is Senna; Novanote Troy Baker is Jin Kariya and Ganryu; and the female announcernote Kate Higgins is Karin Kurosaki, Nanao Ise and Retsu Unohana.
You can also try pairing up Wolverine and Spencer, as Steve Blum voiced Super Joe (an ally of Spencer's) in the 2009 Bionic Commando. Or have them duel each other to mimic the actual plot of the 2009 game.
In Ultimate, the same applies to any Japanese Phoenix Wright vs. Strider Hiryu matches.note Kosuke Toriumi (Wright) voiced Hiryu in all previous appearances, but Yuji Ueda takes over as Hiryu in Ultimate.
Also add in Japanese Frank West vs. Wolverine matches.note Rikiya Koyama does the voice of Frank West in the game and Wolverine in the latter's anime series.
Zero has a Back-to-Back Badasses moment with Chun-Li in the fourth intro movie. What makes it funny is that, in another universe, they're siblings, so they having an awesome moment together makes it even more awesome. note Explanation:Chun-Li is Rukia Kuchiki, and Zero is her big brother Byakuya.
Chun-Li (famous idol), Storm (cross-dressing detective), and Zero (badass new student) all studied at a school in Inaba while solving a murder spree with Zero leading the team while kicking a certain-cop-turned-murderer in the ass. Funny thing though... A few years ago in that same dimension, Chun-Li (transferee/hot new girl in campus), C. Viper (hot girl in campus who joins the Archery club), and Tron Bonne (rich student council president) were dorm mates at Iwatodai with Tron having another job as an elevator attendant who will own you if you are not prepared enough.
That certain cop and Zero have one similar trait; both went crazy: the former due to his boredom as well his excitement of everyone's despair and the latter due to the Eurasia and Sigma Virus.
Wolverine, Deadpool, Hulk and Magneto were seen fighting endless waves of Nazi Zombies in the past two years.
For people wanting to find their Transformers: War for Cybertron kicks, you can play as Starscream, Barricade, Arcee, Jetfire/Zeta Prime, Bumblebee, Megatron/Ratchet/Omega Supreme/Trypticon, and Brawl thanks to Phoenix Wright, Wolverine/Taskmaster, Jill Valentine, Nova, Zero, the Hulk, and Deadpool.
For Ultimate MvC3, Phoenix Wright, Ghost Rider, Frank West and Strider Hiryu finally made the cut, but the development team also considered Black Panther and Blade. And to top it all, all of them (sans Donovan, Jon Talbain and the Hunter) made the cut as cards for the "Heroes and Heralds" mode.
In a case of "What Almost Wasn't", Deadpool almost didn't make it in due to a translation error placing him on Marvel's "no go" list. A Capcom translator asked Marvel why a fan-favorite shouldn't be in the game, and the mistake was fixed.
DLC was initially planned for MvC3 in the form of the Ultimate version itself (similar to Super Street Fighter IV: Arcade Edition), but the tsunami and earthquake in Japan messed with the development schedule. As a result, the planned DLC and some other new additions were refurbished and packaged as Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 in a disc release.
This can also be seen with earlier builds of the game. Many of Deadpool's quotes were revisednote "I love me some guns!" > "Have gun, will shoot!"; "Pineapple!" > "Pineapple surprise!"; "BANG! BANGBANGBANGBANGBANGBANGBANG!" > "Hell yeah! I hear bullets taste just like chicken, ha ha!" (which went back to the original quote in the final release due to fan backlash), Iron Man's assist quote was originally "It's on you now." instead of "Excuse me!", Dormammu actually called out "Floating Bomb!" for his Stalking Flare hyper instead of "I summon the power!", and an exchange between Dante and Morrigan (which would have been a Mythology Gag to Nevan's "Well now, aren't you a handsome devil." line to Dante in Devil May Cry 3) was cut, among others. There are also a few unused voice clips found in the Sound Test (such as Zero's reaction to being K.O.-ed via chip damage or a light attack and an alternate victory quote for when Dormammu defeats Shuma-Gorath).