Marvel vs. Capcom series

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Marvel vs. Capcom is a series of fighting games created by Capcom in which characters created by Marvel Comics and Capcom's own characters appear together. The "vs. series" originates from the fact that every game in this series is a fighting game, and although it was the first vs. series involving Capcom, the name Marvel exists to distinguish it from Capcom's other vs. series with SNK (see Capcom vs. SNK) and Namco's crossover RPG with Capcom (Namco x Capcom).

The Marvel vs. Capcom series is perhaps considered to be the most popular among American fans of the Street Fighter series, in part because it allows their comic book heroes and villains to fight alongside or against their favorite World Warriors.

The Marvel characters depicted in these games were often based on their incarnations in various early 1990s television series (particularly the X-Men animated series), and were often voiced by the same voice actors.

Many of the characters and fighting mechanics used in these games were first developed and refined in two other fighting games Capcom had developed earlier, serving as precursors to the series: X-Men: Children of the Atom, which featured characters strictly from the X-Men universe, and Marvel Super Heroes, which gleaned characters from Marvel's entire roster (X-Men included).

Although the tag-team fighting concept was not new, it was refined with this series (although fans would argue whether this was for better or for worse). New fighting game terminology, such as "Aerial Rave" (the act of performing a combo on an opponent while the opponent remains airbone) and "Variable Combination" (the act of having two or more characters on the same team to perform their super combos at the same time) were added to the fighting game vernacular with this series.

Although Capcom has stated that the series is finished, with new versions of various Marvel (and Capcom) characters replacing the versions depicted in the games, there are persistent, if unsupported, rumors that the series would continue (fueled by jokes and outright lies from many Capcom of America representatives and PR personnel), but future games in the series would involve other game and comic book companies such as DC Comics (Marvel vs. DC) and possibly SNK (Marvel vs. DC vs. Capcom vs. SNK). However, the upcoming game Marvel Nemesis: Rise of the Imperfects was initially named Marvel vs. EA, spawning lots of jokes from people about various EA licenses (such as John Madden) appearing in the game.



  • X-Men vs. Street Fighter
  • Marvel Super Heroes vs. Street Fighter
  • Marvel vs. Capcom - Clash of Super Heroes
  • Marvel vs. Capcom 2 - New Age of Heroes

Marvel Characters

Capcom Characters

This is a list of all the Capcom characters that have appeared in the Marvel vs. Capcom series, most of which have appeared in other Capcom games:

Characters from Street Fighter

Characters from Darkstalkers

Characters from Mega Man (Rockman)

Characters from Resident Evil

Characters from Star Gladiator

Characters from Cyberbots

Characters from Strider (Strider Hiryu)

Characters from Captain Commando

Characters from Sonson

  • Sonson

Original Characters


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