rand()thoughts: Fantasy Roster, Part 2

We had a visit from FEMA today (Friday), and I got sidetracked afterward with a Yu-Gi-Oh! session. In any event, here’s another E3 inspired rand()thoughts special!

There are several rather big titles to be showcased at E3 this year, and many have been announced already. One of those hotly anticipated titles is Capcom’s Marvel Vs Capcom 3. Announced back in April, MvC3 is sure to be a crowd-pleaser and the fact that we’ll likely have to wait until next spring to really play it will certainly make many a fanboy depressed. In the meantime, I can’t help but notice how active the Vs. franchise has been out of Capcom lately, what with MvC2 remastered and remixed in HD and the release of Tatsunoko Vs Capcom: Ultimate All-Stars. At the same time, Marvel has been pretty busy too. Then, the thought hit me: what if Capcom picked up another license and made one of my personal fantasy fighters…? Well, let’s find out with this fantasy roster for “Marvel vs Toei.”

That’s right, the Marvel Universe and the heroes of Toei Company clash in this classic 2D fighter. 32 fighters total, 16 on each side [after all fighters are unlocked 😉 ]. I’m going to break this down into two groups of eight, the “Staples” and the “Depth Charters.” “Staples” are the eight characters that need no justification for their inclusion; their popularity, importance to their respective companies, and fighting styles make them worthy of being playable. “Depth Charters” are characters that add options to the mix; these characters offer varied play styles, easter egg potential, and are just plain cool.

Team Marvel


Captain America; Iron Man; Spider-Man; Wolverine; Deadpool; Venom; Hulk; Storm

Marvel Staples

Top: Captain America, Iron Man, Spider-Man, Wolverine - Bottom: Deadpool, Venom, Hulk, and Storm

Depth Charters

Thor – Simple, he’s never been a playable character in a Vs. title. This fixes that mistake.Thor

Ms. Marvel – Now that Rouge has her powers under control, Carol Danvers takes over as Marvel’s resident lady-tank. Her ability to fly gives her an advantage in the aerial game.Ms. Marvel

Chameleon – Team Marvel’s answer to Team Toei’s 7-Color Mask. He can impersonate any fighter he wants, and in so doing, utilize portions of their move sets (except specials).Chameleon

Nick Fury – As former head of S.H.I.E.L.D. and leader of the Secret Warriors, Fury is a skilled unarmed combatant, but he isn’t opposed to blasting opponents in the face with arms either.Nick Fury

Danger – A technological variant of Venom, she is the only combatant with true “home-field advantage” on her own stage, the Danger Room.Danger

X-23 – As a genetic clone, Laura is a smaller, less powerful version of Wolverine. She is also younger; her healing factor kicks in faster and she is much quicker, able to land more strikes to dish out more damage.X-23

Classic Sentinel – These mutant-hunting drones come equipped with pulse beams, lasers, missiles and other projectile weaponry, and mutant detection capabilities. They are large, durable, and are also capable of flight.Sentinels

Galactus – The Eater of Worlds, this demigod is a massive destructive force. Galactus


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One comment on “rand()thoughts: Fantasy Roster, Part 2
  1. Niko says:

    Switch out Galactus for Thanos. Works well enough for fitting that spot, and he actually fits on the screen.

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