-->''"Are you ready, [[Creator/StanLee True Believers]]? Capcom and Marvel have joined forces once again to bring you..."''\\
''"IT'S '''MARVEL SUPER HEROES VS. STREET FIGHTER'''!"''
-->-- Opening narration

''VideoGame/XMenVsStreetFighter'' was a huge hit, and in 1997, Creator/{{Capcom}} followed it up with '''''Marvel Super Heroes vs. Street Fighter'''''.

The Marvel roster retained ComicBook/{{Wolverine}} and ComicBook/{{Cyclops}} (and brought back [[Franchise/XMen Omega Red]] from ''[[VideoGame/XMenChildrenOfTheAtom Children of the Atom]]'') and was extended with ComicBook/CaptainAmerica, Franchise/SpiderMan, [[ComicBook/DoctorStrange Shuma-Gorath]], ComicBook/TheIncredibleHulk, and [[ComicBook/GhostRider Blackheart]], all of whom were last seen in ''VideoGame/MarvelSuperHeroes''. The ''Franchise/StreetFighter'' side was pretty much left alone, with the exceptions of [[VideoGame/StreetFighterII Cammy]] and [[VideoGame/StreetFighterAlpha Charlie]] (who were replaced by [[VideoGame/StreetFighterAlpha Dan and Sakura]]). The game also featured a number of [[SecretCharacter hidden]] [[PaletteSwap character variants]], such as [[ComicBook/CaptainAmerica U.S. Agent]], [[ComicBook/GhostRider Mephisto]], an armored Spider-Man, and an alternate version of [[VideoGame/StreetFighterII Zangief]], Mecha Zangief, that couldn't block but had hyper armor (i.e. [[ImmuneToFlinching he was immune to hitstun]]) and could [[BreathWeapon breathe fire]] -- as well as Shadow (the result of Charlie being subjected to horrific experiments by Bison). The Japanese version also had an exclusive {{original|character}}: Norimaro, a JokeCharacter [[NoCelebritiesWereHarmed based on]] Japanese comedian Noritake Kinashi.

The gameplay remained mostly the same as the previous game, even using the same backgrounds from ''X-Men vs. Street Fighter'', only {{remixed|Level}}. This game additionally allowed players to call their partner in for an attack without [[SwitchOutMove switching out]], which would become a staple element of the ''VideoGame/MarvelVsCapcom'' series.

Apocalypse is still featured as a boss fight, but instead of fighting your partner after defeating him, the final fight is now against [[{{Cyborg}} Cyber-Akuma]], a [[ShapedLikeItself cybernetic]] version of Akuma who appears to have been somehow transported from this continuity's ''ComicBook/AgeOfApocalypse'' timeline after having been turned into one of his Horsemen.

Followed in 1998 with '''VideoGame/MarvelVsCapcomClashOfSuperHeroes'''.
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!The game shows examples of:
* AllJustADream: Ken's ending. Ryu wakes him up before their training, and Ken notes a strange dream he had fighting alongside superheroes. Helps explain [[PowerCreepPowerSeep why he wasn't killed as soon as a Marvel hero hit him with any of their superpowers]].
* AnnouncerChatter: "'''WELCOME TO THE ADVENTURE!!!'''"
* AttractMode
* BadassBoast:
--> '''Akuma:''' ''[[AboveGoodAndEvil "There is no good or evil, only Akuma."]]''
--> '''Cyber-Akuma:''' ''[[SNKBoss "There is no greater power than me..."]]''
* BigBad: Apocalypse.
* BloodKnight: Akuma. It gets worse with his Cyber self:
--> ''"Kill... Destroy... That's all I know..."''
* BreakingTheFourthWall:
--> '''Norimaro:''' ''"I've only got a quarter! ...Sorry!"''
* ButForMeItWasTuesday: Omega Red's ending has [[spoiler:him killing Ryu off-screen, and Ken is kneeling next to his corpse]].
--> [[spoiler:'''Ken:''' ''"How many lives have you ended?"'']]
--> [[spoiler:'''Omega Red:''' ''[[Manga/JojosBizarreAdventure "Do you count the number of breaths you've taken?"]]'']]
--> [[spoiler:(''cue Ken's off-screen death'')]]
* CallingYourAttacks: You'd expect this with the FightingGame characters, naturally. But it even extends to the Marvel {{Superhero}}es, among others.
** '''''[[MemeticMutation BEHOLD!]]''''' '''''[[ComicBook/{{Cyclops}} OPTIC BLAST!]]'''''
** '''''[[ComicBook/CaptainAmerica FINAL JUSTICE!]]'''''
** '''''[[ComicBook/IncredibleHulk GAMMA CRUSH!]]'''''
** '''''[[ComicBook/SpiderMan WEB SWING!]]'''''
*** The [[LargeHam Announcer]] even gets in on the fun by announcing the Hyper Combos used to win a match. Hearing the announcer yell '''SHINKUUTATSUMAKISENPUUKYAKUUUU''' at the end of a match [[SugarWiki/FunnyMoments has to be heard to be believed]].
* TheCameo: Many characters from both universes make appearances in the endings and stages.
* CombatTentacles: The only plausible explanation as to how Shuma-Gorath made the cut instead of Doctor Strange.
* CombinationAttack: Double Hypers.
** Notably, Ryu and Ken have a unique attack where Ken joins Ryu in performing a Shinkuu Hadouken. Zangief has two: if he's the point man, his teammate joins him in performing a Double Final Atomic Buster while in other cases he performs an enhanced Double Lariat.
* DeathFromAbove:
** Blackheart/Mephisto'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.
* DidYouJustPunchOutCthulhu: Almost literally, with [[EldritchAbomination Shuma-Gorath]].
* DudeWheresMyRespect: Dan's pre-fight against Apocalypse:
--> '''Dan:''' ''"I will put the big hurt on you!"''
--> '''Apocalypse:''' ''"Who are you, posturing idiot?!"''
* EverythingsBetterWithSpinning: Zangief.
* FireBreathingDiner: Mecha Zangief has a move where he spews blue fire.
* ForGreatJustice: Cap's quips in his winquotes.
* GeniusBruiser: The Hulk, where he's in the guise of the Merged Hulk/Professor persona. (The Green Scar [[ComicBook/PlanetHulk had yet to be]] [[ComicBook/WorldWarHulk created at the time]].)
* GettingCrapPastTheRadar: Averted. Norimaro was supposed to have a ''[[AssShove kancho]]'' throw in the Japanese port of the game, but when Marvel found out about it, it was promptly removed. [[http://tcrf.net/Marvel_Super_Heroes_vs._Street_Fighter_(Arcade) More details here.]]
* GiantSpaceFleaFromNowhere: [[MemeticMutation And then suddenly, Cyber Akuma!]]
* AGodAmI:
** M. Bison. His ending has him using the same technology used in Cyber-Akuma to make [[spoiler:Cyber-Charlie]], and Bison orders him to destroy everything at will. Also, one of his winquotes:
--> ''"I shall rule all in this pathetic world!"''
** Shuma-Gorath. His ending has him starting to multiply, taking the universe with him. There's also this winquote:
--> ''"I am the eye of the storm to come!"''
** In tone with his character, Apocalypse:
--> ''"I alone prevail... You cannot stop me!"''
--> ''"I am eternal. None can withstand me."''
--> ''"I am eternal. You did not stand a chance, fool!"''
--> ''"I create history your grandchildren will read!"''
--> ''"I was the first. And I alone will be the last!"''
** One of Blackheart's winquotes:
--> ''"I shall rule the universe with my power!"''
* HulkSpeak: Guess who?
--> (''against Apocalypse'') ''"Hulk hates Apocalypse! HULK SMASH!"''
** Parodied in one of his own winquotes:
--> ''"Hulk Smash! Smash! Smash! Only kidding..."''
* InstantAwesomeJustAddMecha:
** Mecha Zangief, a cybernetic version of Zangief. While not a proper mecha, this version of Zangief [[ImmuneToFlinching couldn't flinch]] [[TheJuggernaut and took reduced damage]] from pretty much any attack. He could also use a [[PlayingWithFire fiery]] [[BreathWeapon breath]] attack as Mech-Zangief, the Siberian Breath, similar to Dhalsim's Yoga Blast. The downside is his inability to block in this form.
** Cyber Akuma (Mecha Gouki in Japan), a roboticized version created by Apocalypse, as the game's final boss. He's a more powerful and faster Akuma that possess the greatest attack and defense of any character in the game, and comes complete with mechanical wings and {{rocket punch}}es. He can fire two Zankuu Hadoukens while midair, much like Shin Akuma, and can also perform an ''aerial'' [[strike:Shun Goku Satsu]] Shining Gou Shock, something that wouldn't be seen again in ''Street Fighter''-related media until the introduction of Oni in 2012's ''Super VideoGame/StreetFighterIV: Arcade Edition''.
* IShallTauntYou: Dan, as always:
--> ''"Can you withstand the power of my Super Taunt?"''
* JokeCharacter: Dan (natch) and Norimaro.
* LargeHam: The [[LargeHamAnnouncer announcer]].
--> '''''HYPER COMBO FINIIIIIIISH!!'''''
* {{Leitmotif}}: A notable aversion. Like ''VideoGame/StreetFighterIII'', which was released previously that year, ''none'' of the Street Fighters retained [[BootstrappedTheme their iconic themes]] from ''II'' and ''Alpha'', instead being given new music for this game. On the Marvel side, only Spidey, Cap, Omega Red, Shuma, and Blackheart would keep their themes from previous outings (though Shuma received a remix of his ''Marvel Super Heroes'' theme as opposed to a simple re-arrangement). This was mostly amended in [[VideoGame/MarvelVsCapcomClashOfSuperHeroes the following game]] and completely reversed by the time of ''VideoGame/MarvelVsCapcom3''.
* LethalJokeCharacter: Dan gets some of the biggest buffs in this game. These humilliating winquotes sum it all:
--> ''"Hah, you're weak! Just like me!"''
--> ''"It's more fun to mock you than defeat you!"''
* 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.
* KickChick: Chun-Li.
* MadLibsDialogue:
** Beat the game to get dialogue like this before the character endings: "We make a great team (insert name here)", "We shall meet again (insert name here)."
** It also has another form of it present via the [[CombinationAttack Team Hyper]] finishes: winning a match with one combines their names together which is then displayed in a huge font. The name is tweaked depending on who was the point character at the time. For example, performing a Team Hyper with Spider-Man and Ryu (in that order) is called the "Crawler Hadouken," whereas Ryu and Spider-Man's super is the "Shinkuu Assault." Works with most of them, although some of the time the end result is somewhere in the lines of "Shinkuu Miracle Treasure" or "Knee Press Star." Reaches its most ridiculous with Captain America and U.S. Agent or Blackheart and Mephisto as a team, whose Team Hyper names combine into "Star Star" and "Armageddon Armageddon" respectively.
** Subverted with the pre-fight quotes against Apocalypse, as every character has an unique one against him.
* TheManBehindTheMan: [[spoiler:Apocalypse, for Cyber-Akuma.]]
* NinjaPirateZombieRobot: Cyber-Akuma, a cyborg version of an evil BloodKnight who is also a {{Badass}}, and a martial artist, how does ''that'' not count? Oh, and he has a freaking ''ArmCannon'' as well as wings.
* OriginalGeneration: Norimaro. To a much lesser extent, Cyber-Akuma, being a variant created only for their sole appearance.
* PaintItBlack: Shadow, a roboticized version of Charlie.
* PaletteSwap: Mephisto, U.S. Agent, and any other secret character not called Apocalypse or Cyber-Akuma. They all have different properties compared to their regular versions:
** Armored Spider-Man trades speed for super armor.
** Mephisto has a few winquotes exclusive to him while adding fire effects to some of his moves.
** U.S. Agent has different winquotes but has similar gameplay to Captain America.
** Sunburned/Dark Sakura [[note]]the official Japanese term for this form is ''Hiyakeshita'', which translates to the former[[/note]] fires the Shinkuu Hadouken forward and obtains some of Akuma's properties, including the Shun Goku Satsu.
** Mecha Zangief CANNOT be knocked down, but has the worst mobility in the game.
** Shadow is unique in that he is a palette swap of Charlie, who was not retained from his appearance in the first game.
* PantyShot: Sakura, thanks to the magic of recycled ''[[VideoGame/StreetFighterAlpha Alpha]]'' sprites.
* PoweredArmor: Apocalypse and Mecha-Zangief. Spider-Man's armored version is a lighter version.
* RocketPunch: Cyber-Akuma.
* {{Satan}}: Mephisto.
* {{Shotoclone}}: Aside from the 5 carryovers from ''Street Fighter'' (Ryu, Ken, Akuma, Dan, Sakura), Spider-Man, Captain America, and Cyclops qualify for this.
* ShoutOut: Check [[ShoutOut/CapcomVsWhatever the page]].
* SNKBoss: Cyber-Akuma, a Shin Akuma variant brought about by Apocalypse either cloning or mechanizing Akuma.
* {{Stripperific}}: On the men's side, Hulk, Zangief, and Dhalsim.
* SuperpoweredEvilSide: Sunburned Sakura, a WhatIf version of Sakura depicting what she'd be like if she chose to follow Akuma instead of Ryu.
* SurprisinglyGoodEnglish: All Marvel characters are voiced by native English speakers.
* TagTeam
* TakeThat:
** Also, if Spidey's TakeThat against ''ComicBook/TheCloneSaga'' in ''VideoGame/MarvelSuperHeroes'' wasn't enough:
--> ''"I'm not a clone! I'm the one and only!"''
** And this winquote from Zangief:
--> ''"No one can compare to me. [[VideoGame/FinalFight Not even a mayor!]]"''
* ThereIsNoKillLikeOverkill:
--> '''''"HYPER COMBO FINISH!"'''''
* UnexpectedCharacter: Shuma-Gorath [[VideoGame/MarvelSuperHeroes once again]]. Omega Red as well, as he hadn't been featured since ''VideoGame/XMenChildrenOfTheAtom.''
* AWinnerIsYou: None of the secret characters get a proper ending, at least in the English version.
* YourSoulIsMine:
--> '''Mephisto:''' ''"Now I tell you a truth. Your soul belongs to me."''
* YouWouldntLikeMeWhenImAngry: Again, the Hulk:
--> ''"Don't make me angry! You wouldn't like me..."''
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